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Coming up next on News 7-
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Word tonight of major layoffs at a Roanoke County company- just days before Christmas.
A judge decides whether O-J Simpson will get custody of his children. We'll have details.
And the freeze is on- as far south as Florida.
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Patrick will have an early peak at our Holiday forecast.
News 7 is Next.

Hanover-Direct


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
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TAPE#96-95
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Roanoke County's largest employer has notified workers of a major lay-off.
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A source in Roanoke County government confirms the company is planning to eliminate jobs in the women's apparel telemarketing division.
Hanover Direct is also apparently planning to cut the second shift at the distribution warehouse on Hollins Road.
Hanover Direct is one of the nation's largest catalog companies. Officials did not respond to repeated requests for more information today.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


Roanoke County provided incentives to bring Hanover Direct here in 1995, and the lay- offs will NOT violate the company's performance agreement.
There's no word on the exact number of employees who will lose their jobs, or the date the lay- offs will take effect.

Rosser


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Murder


Pittsylvania County authorities are investigating the murder of a Gretna man.
55-year old Bernard Rosser was found dead at his home yesterday afternoon.
Sheriff's deputies checked on him after he failed to show up for work.
The medical examiner says Rosser died of blows to the head.
No one's been arrested.

Simpson


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
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Another big win for O-J Simpson- a judge says he will keep his kids.
Sandra Hughes reports from Los Angeles.
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((Eleven year old Sydney and eight year old Justin at the center of a tug-of-war that turned into a court room battle, that is now over. They've lived with their grandparents ever since police arrested O.J. Simpson back in 1994, visiting their mother s grave every Sunday, placing a white rose on her tombstone each time they go there. Mr. Simpson's lawyers argued that they belong with their father, that he can enlighten them about their African-American heritage. Lawyers who represent the Browns say, Mr. Simpson abused Nicole and because of that, the children should not be with him.))

Food-Lion


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NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Food Lion


Food Lion's won its lawsuit against A-B-C.
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A jury says four producers committed fraud and trespass by sending reporters into the store undercover-
The network then aired an expose on alleged unsanitary practices.
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((FOOD LION CONTENDED FROM THE OUTSET THE REPORT WAS FALSE. FOOD LION CONTENDED FROM THE OUTSET SOME OF THE SCENES ACTAULLY FILMED WERE STAGED.))
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The jury considers damages December 30th- Food Lion wants two and half BILLION dollars.
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Peru


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NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
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38 more hostages are free tonight in Peru.
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The Red Cross says ambassadors from Brazil, Egypt and South Korea are among those freed tonight by Peruvian rebels.
The communist guerrillas are still holding about 330 captives at the Japanese Ambassador's residence.
Some of the people released complained of harsh conditions- One person says the government should restore electricity, water and phones.
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SE-Cold


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The cold snap is putting the big chill on the Southeast-
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This is the reaction to the chilling temperatures in Tampa- where the mercury dropped into the thirties.
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In Tallahassee nursery workers are covering up the plants- it was in the low twenties there today.
The Good news- Experts say the citrus areas are NOT cold enough to do any damage.
SUPER=03-Atlanta;


In Atlanta the snow inspired some residents to get into the Christmas spirit.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
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When News 7 at 11 returns,
black farmers from Franklin County discuss the problems of discrimination in the agricultural community,
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and we'll see how police forces in the area are giving time and money to help children have a Merry Christmas.
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Police-Shooting


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NEWSCAST=11
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TAPE#96-88
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A Roanoke police officer was justified in using deadly force in a fatal shooting in October.
That's according to Commonwealth's Attorney Don Caldwell who says Officer A-C Lampe had reason to fear for his life.
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Two months ago, police responded to a call of a woman screaming for help in Southeast Roanoke.
They found 41-year old Rodney Lee Wilhelm outside his house, carrying two handguns.
He fired one, and pointed the other at officer Lampe.
Lampe fired five shots, hitting Wilhelm four times. Wilhelm died at the scene.
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Martinez


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=Anthony Martinez


A New York man convicted of animal cruelty and organized dog fighting will spend the next 90- days in the Halifax County jail.
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A judge ordered 24-year old Anthony Martinez to begin serving the three month sentence today.
The New York native was also ordered to do one-thousand hours of community service at an animal hospital.
Martinez and Alan Samuels were arrested in February after a Halifax County deputy heard a pit bull moaning in the back of a pick up parked outside a local country store.
Four injured dogs were discovered along with a videotape of people wagering thousands of dollars on dog fights.
Deputies also found other evidence of dog fighting-- including drugs and a skin stapler.
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((LLOYD COBB/HALIFAX CO. DEPUTY:I THINK MOST OF THE PEOPLE DIDN'T REALIZE THE DOG FIGHTS WERE GOING ON AND LIKE I SAID, IT WAS AN EDUCATION PERIOD FOR ME, TOO, GETTING INVOLVED WITH THE ANIMAL WORDEN IN THIS COUNTY OPENED UP MY EYES QUIET A BIT TO WHAT WAS GOING ON. ))
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All four dogs were eventually "put to sleep".
Authorities say because of the way the dogs were raised, they were not suitable candidates for adoption.
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Farmers


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-97
GRAPHIC=Farming


Hundreds of black farmers have filed complaints or lawsuits charging U-S-D-A loan officials discouraged, delayed or rejected their loan applications because of their race.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co;


The Franklin County Chapter of the National Black Farmers of America met tonight to discuss the recent findings against the U-S-D-A.
One farmer says he's been trying for 15 years to get a loan.
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((THURMAN WITCHER/FRANKLIN CO. FARMER: START OUT I WASN'T QUALIFIED. THEY SAY RENT. I SAY OK. I RENTED FOR YEARS. ONE YEAR I RENT 140 ACRES OF TOBACCO, GOT CALLED UP TO DESERT STORM THAT THREW ME BACK. WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?))
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Wednesday, the Secretary of Agriculture ordered a suspension of government farm foreclosures across the country pending the outcome of an investigation.
Representatives from Congressman Goodlatte and Senator Robb's office were at the meeting.
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((ANNE GEYER/SEN. CHARLES ROBB'S OFFICE: I'M HERE ON HIS BEHALF TO SEE WHAT THE FARMERS HAVE TO SAY AND WHAT SUGGESTION THEY WOULD HAVE SO WE COULD BE IN THE PROCESS OF MAKING SOME STRIDES ON THEIR BEHALF.))
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A national forum on the issue will be held early next year.
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Black-English


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NEWSCAST=11pm
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TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=education


Some black students in Oakland, California are now speaking a legitimate foreign language.
The Oakland school board voted last night to recognize "black English" as an official second language.
Officials there want federal funds to train teachers to communicate with those students who use improper grammar.
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But at least one LOCAL school administrator thinks that's a bad idea.
Dr. James McCormick says accepting bad English as a second language is simply a lowering of standards.
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((DR. JAMES MCCORMICK/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: IT SAYS TO OUR CHILDREN, CONTINUE TO SPEAK INCORRECTLY OR MAYBE LEARN TO SPEAK INCORRECTLY. AND IT'S TELLING OUR TEACHERS THAT WE MUST NOW WORK WITH OUR CHILDREN NOT ONLY IN SUB- GROUPS BUT SUB- GROUPS OF SUB- GROUPS, POSSIBLY.))
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McCormick says the topic of "black English" has never been raised in Lynchburg.
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State-Budget


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-99
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A George Allen budget goes down easy with the Democrat-dominated General Assembly.
But don't think there there won't be changes.
Ellen Qualls covered the Governor's annual December ritual.
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(( He'd already revealed new money for public education, the Chesapeake Bay, prisons.
So his last surprise?
20 million dollars NOT allocated for anything.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: AS A MATTER OF GENERAL POLICY AND PRINCIPLE, MY PREFERENCE WOULD BE TO RETURN IT TO THE TAXPAYERS WHO EARNED IT. HOWEVER, IF NOT, I WOULD URGE YOU TO LEAVE IT.))
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So why NOT propose a tax cut himself?
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WHAT CHANCE DO YOU RECKON IT HAS WITH THIS GROUP? I THINK WE'VE GONE THROUGH THAT EXERCISE BEFORE.))
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: I UNDERSTAND AND LISTENED TO THE RHETORIC ABOUT THE 20 MILLION DOLLARS. BUT I KNOW WHY THE 20 MILLION DOLLARS IS THERE. THE 20 MILLION DOLLARS IS THERE SO WE CAN TAKE A MORE IN-DEPTH LOOK AT HOW TO DEAL WITH THE LAG PAY PROBLEM.))
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The lag pay problem is the new payroll system the Governor will enact in January -- disbursing checks a day later each pay period, so state workers are paid two weeks after actual time worked, like the private sector.
Allen's proposed to make up for a few days of the missing two weeks.
But the rest would consume some of state workers hard-won two percent raises... that they were actually hoping to get sweetened this year.
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((JOAN DENT/VA. GOV'T. EMPLOYEES ASSOC.: WE WOULD ANTICIPATE JUST AS TRADITION GOES THAT WE'LL SEE A BETTER PACKAGE FROM THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.))
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And there are other areas of discord.
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((SEN. STANLEY WALKER/D-SENATE FINANCE CO-CHAIRMAN: I DO NOT SEE MUCH THERE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION. WE EMBARKED ON A PATH IN THE LAST SESSION. AND IT WAS CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD THAT WE HAD MADE A STRONG BEGINNING. BUT THERE WAS ALSO A FEELING THAT WE HAD A LONG WAYS TO GO.))
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But it's a far cry from two years ago -- when an in-your-face Allen laid out an ambitious tax and spending cut scheme that Democrats decimated within weeks.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
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When News 7 returns, Patrick will have our chilly forecast,
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and we'll see why Virginia Tech's trip to the Orange Bowl means a sunny forecast for one local screen printer.
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Cyber-Santa


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TAPE#96-103
GRAPHIC=Christmas


With just four days to finish their Christmas shopping, many people are struggling with what to get their loved ones.
Len Besthoff has some suggestions for the high tech crowd in part one of his "Cyber Santa" report.
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((
With one in three people now owning a home computer, there's a whole new world of options when it comes to Christmas presents.
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((BOB LEFEVR/COMPUTER OWNER: I'M NOT EVEN REALLY SURE WHAT'S OUT THERE BUT I SEE SOME THINGS IN SOME OF THE COMPUTER STUFF IF I WOULD SHOP AROUND A BIT I WOULD PROBABLY GET SOME COMPUTER RELATED STUFF.))
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The folks at Staples say personal organizers are popular because you can download the the information you put in them into your computer...pricewise, you're looking at anywhere from 50 to several hundred- bucks.
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((DAVE DUNHAM/STAPLES ELECTRONICS EXPERT: SOME OF THEM ACTUALLY VERY CLOSELY IMITATE THE OPERATING SYSTEM ITSELF ON THE COMPUTER, SO THERE'S OF A LEARNING CURVE AS FAR AS WORKING WITH THE ORGANIZER.))
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For about 40- dollars you can get someone a Hot Wheels designer computer mouse, that lights up, revs up, and comes with a racing game.
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((DUNHAM: THESE ARE FUN ACCESSORIES THAT YOU CAN DRESS UP YOUR COMPUTER WITH. ))
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And don't forget, software, software, software.
You'll be glad to know Barbie has made the transition to the computer age, and a 50- dollar program featuring her is a big hit.
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((DUNHAM: YOU CAN USE THE COMPUTER AND DESIGN AND FIX UP AN IMAGE OF BARBIE AND PUT DIFFERENT CLOTHES ON AND THINGS OF THAT SORT.))
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(( Now if you have a home computer and you don't feel like braving the malls, you can shop via the Internet.
We'll explore that tomorrow.
Len Besthoff, News-7. ))
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D'ville-Xmas


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-109
GRAPHIC=Christmas


Christmas will be even brighter this year for several needy children thanks to the Danville police department.
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About a dozen children paired up with police officers for a shopping spree at the Danville K-MART tonight.
The officers have spent the past few weeks raising money to buy clothes, shoes and toys for the kids.
For the officers, the evening was about more than giving material gifts-- it was about building trust and friendship.
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((TODD BROWN/FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE PRES.:WE WANTED...NEEDED HELP. ))
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This was the first year the department has sponsored a shopping spree-- but it won't be the last.
Even though it was a lot of work, Brown says the evening went so well, he's looking forward to next year.
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Halifax-Christmas


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-92
GRAPHIC=NONE

WIPE-WIPE-WIPE
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SUPER=03-Halifax;


The Christmas spirit was also evident in Halifax County.
This morning Sheriff Jeff Oakes and his deputies donated gifts to the local department of social services.
The agency was running low on funds so social workers contacted the sheriff's department to see if they'd be willing to help several families.
The deputies raised enough money for a shopping spree to buy stuffed animals and watches.
The local Leggett department store also donated gifts.
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S-Glenvar


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-1
GRAPHIC=High School Hoops


A big game up in Glenvar tonight as the Highlanders hosted James River.
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The James River fans came ready to cheer for their team tonight.
The Highlanders working the defense Hunter Allen steals the ball and passes to Josh Williamson who passes back to allen for the easy layup.
But the Knights come right back Bryan LeFlore hits Quincy Springs on the outside and he drills the three from the center of the arc.
Moments later, Williamson takes the ball to the basket and scores the hoop over the defender for another Highlander basket.
James River's Springs gets it again SUPER=33-Glenvar/73/James

River/62/;this time he drives the baseline to the hoop gets inside for the layup but Glenvar wins the game 73 to 62.
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Other winners tonight were G.W. Danville, Giles, Radford, and Pulaski County.

S-NBA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-2
GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO


In the N-B-A tonight, Karl Malone and the Jazz were in the O'Arena tonight taking on the Magic.
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SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/TNT SPORTS; :


Dennis Scott gives the Magic a six point lead when he hits the jumper to make it 37 to 31 Magic.
Utah fell behind by 8 moments later but Malone throws the length of the court pass to John Stockton for the layup to make it 39 to 33.
Orlando's Darryl Armstrong SUPER=32-Orlando/93/Utah/98/;receives the

pass and hits the running Jumper the Magic led by six at the half but Utah wins the game 98 to 93.
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S-Scores


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-3
GRAPHIC=NONE
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SUPER=03-Houston, TX/FOX SPORTS; :


The N-B-A has suspended Charles Barkley for two games and his teammate Clyde Drexler for one.
The two touched referee Jack Nies during an argument last night.
Both Rockets were also fined Barkley 75-hundred dollars and Drexler 5-thousand.
Now, lets check the pro numbers.
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S-Jets


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-4
GRAPHIC=New York Jets


Rich Kotite's last game with the New York Jets will be this Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.
Kotite resigned as the Jets head coach after posting a 1 and 14 record this season.
The team has won only four times in the last 38 games.
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((RICH KOTITE/RESIGNING AS JETS HEAD COACH: ))
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up in Sports, Steve Mason will have the Roundhouse Wrapup tonight.
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And Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer talks about the Cornhuskers of Nebraska.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TF96-2
GRAPHIC=TECH/NEBRASKA

We're a little over two weeks away from Virginia Tech's Orange bowl meeting with Nebraska, and the Hokies still remain double digit underdogs against a Husker team that is averaging 43 points a game.
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((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
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S-Wrap


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-96
GRAPHIC=Round house wrapup


The Holiday month has been filled with good spirits for the Express. The team is undefeated in December.
Steve Mason now checks in with our latest instalment of Round House Wrapup.
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SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :15
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs. Cherokees; :29
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Thursday; :51
SUPER=01-Dave Stewart/Express Defenseman; 1:10(QUICK)
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Kings vs. Rangers; 1:14
SUPER=01-Brad Park/NHL Hall of Fame Member; 1:44
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((STEVE MASON:)) ((FRANK ANZALONE:))
((Ilja Dubkov/Jeff Jablonski exploded for a combined 8 points against Knoxville last saturday.
This saturday, Dubkov will play in his 219th game for the Express; a new record that surpasses Michael Smith's mark of 218.
Jeff Cowan 3 goals in 2 games, gives him 13 total. ((:)) ((:))
The Roanoke Civic center put in a new score board this week.
Harry York, 1 of over 70 former ECHL players to play in the NHL, faced the Express last season while in Nashville. York, who was November's NHL player of the month, is now in St. Louis. ((:))
Hampton Roads goalie Byron DeFoe was singing the Blues this week when he was shelled by Mark Messier and the New York Rangers. Speaking of the Blues, former Roanoke Valley rebel Mike Keenan was fired Thursday by St. Louis. ((:)) NHL Hall of Famer Brad Park coached Johnstown in the Express's 6-3 win Tuesday. Park filled in for the suspended Nick Fotiu. Park's 17 year NHl career was spent with three clubs, including the Boston Bruins and the Detroit Redwings, where he also coached. ((:))
Now here's a look at the standings.))
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Bowl-Shirts


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-94
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech Football


Virginia Tech's trip to the Orange Bowl is turning out to be the seed of a cash crop for one Roanoke business.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Workers at Scribners Screen Printing have been working non-stop since the announcement of The Orange Bowl contest between Tech and Nebraska.
Scribners prints shirts for the off-campus bookstore in Blacksburg.
When the Hokies go bowling, it's always good business.
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IN Q=THE SUGAR BOWL

((GREG SCRIBNER/SCRIBNERS SCREEN PRINTING: THE SUGAR BOWL LAST YEAR THINGS JUST TOOK OFF. THEY DID REAL WELL. WE SOLD ABOUT THREE THOUSAND PIECES.))
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So far the company has filled four orders totaling 15-hundred pieces.
Greg Scribner says this year's late bowl announcement made the selling season shorter, but he's happy with the sales for the Orange Bowl merchandise.
But you don't have to go to Blacksburg for a shirt, Scribners is selling them at its Roanoke location too. (----------------)