23:00-01

News-Head

ANCHOR=Eric

Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
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VO-NAT


100 workers in Roanoke County got pink slips for Christmas... and more may be coming.
Newt Gingrich says he did it. The House speaker admits he broke ethics rules.
And the lights go out at the compound where rebels hold hundreds of hostages in Peru.
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Anchor=Eric


News 7 at 11 is next.

Hanover-Direct


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=Hanover Direct


There is no holiday cheer at Roanoke County's largest employer.
Hanover Direct has announced 100 lay-offs, and it appears several hundred more employees could also lose their jobs soon.
Denise Allen has more.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-David Stanley/Former Hanover Direct Employee; :18
SUPER=@File; :32
SUPER=@Denise2; :50
SUPER=01-Brian Duncan/Roanoke Co. Econ. Develop.; :1:08
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((The rumor mill had been grinding away at Hanover Direct for months but David Stanley says he and other employees just didn't know what to believe.
But yesterday when Stanley arrived for his four o'clock shift company officials presented him and nearly 100 other workers with lay off slips.
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SOT 11:13:03
IN Q=it was done

((DAVID STANLEY/FORMER HANOVER DIRECT EMPLOYEE: IT WAS DONE WITHOUT REGARD TO WORK PERFORMANCE, ATTENDANCE, ATTITUDE OR ANOTHER USUAL FACTORS THAT GO INTO EVALUATIONS. IT WAS JUST A BLANKET STATEMENT. WE'RE LAYING OFF SECOND SHIFT.))
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OUT Q=SECOND SHIFT


Stanley says high ranking company officials also told him more layoffs are on the way.
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SOT 11:14:07
IN Q=he also stated

((HE ALSO STATED THAT 200 PEOPLE WERE LEAVING OUT OF THE TELEMARKETING DIVISION AND ALSO THEY WERE LOSING THE SHOW PLACE CATALOG WHICH CONSTITUTES APPROXIMATELY 30-PERCENT OF THE BUSINESS THERE.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=BUSINESS THERE


Sources also say Hanover Direct is moving the telemarketing division to Hanover, Pennsylvania.
The catalog retailer has been suffering losses for sometime--more than 51 million dollars in the first nine months of this year.
But it appears Hanover will meet its agreement with Roanoke County.
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SOT 13:01:29
IN Q=EMPLOYEE WISE

((BRIAN DUNCAN/ROANOKE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: EMPLOYEE WISE THEY'RE FINE AND WITHIN THE STANDARDS. INVESTMENT WISE THEY HAVE A COUPLE OF MONTHS TO MEET THOSE GOALS. IF THEY DON'T THEN THEY UNDERSTAND THE OBLIGATION SET FORTH IN THE PERFORMANCE AGREEMENT.))
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OUT Q= PERFORMANCE AGREEMENT


If the agreement isn't met the company will have the option to return the land or pay the county in lieu of taxes.
County officials will know more about Hanover Direct's future when they meet with company officials on Monday.
And it's on Monday, that David Stanley and other laid off workers, will be meeting with the Virginia Employment Commission to discuss their future options.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Peru-Hostages


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=None


More hostages may be released in the standoff in Peru.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lima, Peru;


The commander of the rebels holding 340 people in the Japanese ambassadors complex says he will gradually release hostages who are not connected with the government.
The guerrillas released 38 hostages last night.
But shortly after the latest announcement, the power was shut off over the entire block.
No one is sure why that happened, there has been no unusual activity since.
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Gingrich


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Newt Gingrich


House Speaker Newt Gingrich admitted today he violated House ethics rules.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


The admission came in a statement that was released by the Ethics subcommittee.
Gingrich said he gave innaccurate and unreliable statements to the committee, but didn't intend to mislead the committee.
Reaction among his fellow house members fell along party lines today.
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IN Q=

((REP. SUSAN MOLINARI/(R) NEW YORK;I STAND BEFORE YOU AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF LEADERSHIP SAYING THAT WE LOOK FORWARD TO SUPPORTING HIM AS SPEAKER AND WORKING WITH HIM IN THE NEXT CONGRESS.)) ((REP. DAVID BONIER/(D)MICHIGAN;IT IS INCONCEIVABLE TO ME THAT A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF SUCH SERIOUS VIOLATIONS, INCLUDING REPEATEDLY LYING TO A COMMITTEE OF CONGRESS, COULD CONTINUE AS SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE.))
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SUPER=01-Rep. David Bonier/(D) Michigan; :09
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VO-NAT


Penalties for the ethics violations could range from a fine to expulsion from the house.
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Simpson


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=OJ Simpson


O-J Simpson's two young children are home with their father tonight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA


Simpson won permanent custody Friday, after a court battle with the parents of his ex-wife, murder victim Nicole Brown Simpson.
In a telephone interview today Simpson said "they're home, they're fine, everyting is fine".
There is some concern that the custody decision could influence the jury in the on-going civil suit filed by the families of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman.
Legal analysts say jurors in the case are almost certain to hear about the decision during the long holiday break in the trial.
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Rosser


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


The Gretna man found dead in his home earlier this week was a Franklin County probation and parole officer.
55-year old Bernard Rosser died from blows to the head.
He was found Thursday when authorities went to his house to check on him after he failed to show up for work.
Authorities say Rosser had more than 30 years experience and spent most of his career working with juveniles.
An investigation into his death is underway but so far no arrests have been made.

Dems-97


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-94
GRAPHIC=Doug Wilder


Former Governor Doug Wilder is criticizing his own party's failure to choose minorities as candidates for the state's top three offices.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday


Wilder questioned a unity summit called by likely nominee for governor Don Beyer, calling it political posturing.
And Wilder says the fact the expected Democratic candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General are all white and male could hurt voter turnout.
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SOT
IN Q=I question it

((DOUG WILDER/(D)FORMER GOVERNOR; I QUESTION IT, AND I THINK THAT IT'S GOING TO AFFECT TURNOUT, UNLESS THERE ARE REASONS GIVEN AS TO WHY THIS IS THE CASE.)) ((DON BEYER/(D)CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR; I WAS PART OF THE TICKET WHEN DOUG WILDER GOT ELECTED GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA. HE SHOULDN'T BE THE LAST PERSON OF COLOR TO BE GOVERNOR OF A STATE IN AMERICA, BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN THIS YEAR BECAUSE THE MANY QUALIFIED PEOPLE WE HAVE HAVEN'T DECIDED THAT THIS IS THEIR YEAR.))
SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/(D)Former Governor
SUPER=@Beyer;
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OUT Q=this is their year
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=Don Beyer


Beyer said sometimes criticism hurts worst when it comes from your own family, but added you shouldn't run for office if you can't take the heat.


On-Record


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=Christmas Shopping


The Christmas shopping crunch is on--and "crunched" is a good word to describe the state of some shoppers' budgets.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


While most people have a grip on their finances, many others are on a holiday buying spree, and they aren't paying in cash, they're using plastic.
That means a credit crisis for some.
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SOT Credit Card Bite Field Tape

04:48
IN Q=You get carried

((MARSHALL MCMINNIS: YOU GET CARRIED AWAY WITH THEM AND PLUS A LOT OF THE CREDIT CARD COMPANIES I'VE SEEN YOU GET YOUR CREDIT LIMIT AND THEY'LL BOOST RIGHT UP THERE TO TRY TO KEEP YOU HOOKED AND SPEND MORE WITH THEM.))
SUPER=01-Marshall McMinnis/Shopper;
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OUT Q=more with them.
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VO-NAT


But there is help for those in need.
More than half a million people turned to credit counseling last year and the numbers continue to grow.
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SOT 04:13

On Record tape
IN Q=The economy has

((ED GARRETSON/CONSUMER CREDIT COUNSELORS: THE ECONOMY HAS BEEN PRETTY GOOD THERE HASN'T BEEN MUCH FEAR FOR WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS WHEN PEOPLE FEEL LIKE SPENDING THEY SPEND.))
SUPER=01-Ed Garretson/Consumer Credit Counseling;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=spending they spend.
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VO-NAT


Credit counselors help people set a budget and help change spending habits.
They also call creditors to arrange a longer schedule to pay back loans.
Some people says it's the creditor's responsibility to educate credit card users.
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On Record tape
IN Q=We're just not

((TY SMITH/FIRST UNION BRANCH MANAGER: WE'RE JUST NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF GIVING EVERYONE OUT THERE A CREDIT CARD. IF WE HAVE A FIRST TIME BORROWER WHO'S GOING TO GET ONE OF OUR CREDIT CARDS WE REALLY MAKE IT AN EDUCATIONAL PROCESS.))
SUPER=01-Ty Smith/First Union Branch Manager;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=educational process.
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VO-NAT


For more advice on credit card problems tune in to On Record tomorrow morning at 11 here on W-D-B-J.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 11, Time Magazine's Man of the Year is not a household name--but he's helping thousands live a longer life.
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VO-NAT

and some might say actor Charlie Sheen is better known for his off screen troubles than his movies.
We'll have the story of Sheen's latest run-in with police.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly


It looks like another night for the electric blankets-- but you should notice some warmer temperatures by tomorrow.
Nothing warm about today though-- as the mercury struggled to make it into the 30s in most locations.
Just looking at these highs and lows will probably make you chilly.... Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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Sheen


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=None


Actor Charlie Sheen was arrested today after a woman said he assaulted her.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


Police say the woman told them she was shoved to the ground yesterday at Sheen's suburban Los Angeles home.
She needed 7 stitches for a cut on her lip... Her name has not been made public.
Sheen was arrested at his home early this morning.
He was released on 20 thousand dollars bond.
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College-tuto


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=abr
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton


President Clinton is asking college students to help wipe out illiteracy.
In his weekly radio address he pushed his America Reads program. urging young people to work as reading tutors.
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SOT 15:00:59
IN Q=they will each

(( THEY WILL EACH DEDICATE HALF OF THEIR NEW WORK-STUDY SLOTS TO STUDENTS WHO WORK AS READING TUTORS. RIGHT AWAY THIS SHOULD GIVE US THOUSANDS OF NEW TUTORS, A DOWN PAYMENT TOWARD OUR GOAL OF ENLISTING ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND WORK STUDY STUDENTS TO HELP AMERICA READ))
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OUT Q=help America read.
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=Education


Presidents of 20 leading colleges have already pledged their support to the program.

Winterizing


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=Winter


While very cold temperatures have been around all week, we are actually just on the doorstep of the winter season.
The season of snow and ice officially began today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


And as the temperatures dip, the heating bills rise.
Heat pumps, storm doors and windows help keep energy costs down.
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SOT 12:11:43
IN Q=and there are

((TOM AYERS/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: AND THERE ARE OTHER THINGS: WRAPPING YOUR DUCTS SO YOU DON'T HAVE HEAT ESCAPING FROM YOUR DUCT WORK. WRAPPING PIPES ESPECIALLY IF THEY'RE IN COLD OR UNHEATED AREAS. THESE ARE FAIRLY COMMON SENSE THINGS YOU CAN DO.))
SUPER=01-Tom Ayers/American Electric Power;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=YOU CAN DO
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VO-NAT


It's at this time of year shoppers hit the hardware stores looking for solutions to those drafty windows and doors.
Heaters are also a common item on the shopping list, but safety should always come first.
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SOT 13:43:58
IN Q=a lot of people

((DOUG BASHAM/BRAMBLETON HARDWARE: A LOT OF PEOPLE PLUGGING ELECTRIC HEATERS INTO EXTENSION CORDS. THAT IS A NO NO. AND THEN WITH KEROSENE AND GAS YOU NEVER LEAVE THOSE BURNING WITH OUT SOMEONE ATTENDING THEM.))
SUPER=01-Doug Basham/Brambleton Hardware;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=ATTENDING THEM
ANCHOR=Eric

SS Hold
Doug Basham says before deciding on which heater to buy you should consider the room size.

Smart-Road


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Smart Road


Environmental groups opposed to the proposed Smart Road aren't giving up.
On Friday the Sierra Club, New River Greens and the New River Valley Environmental Coalition filed a second complaint in federal court.
They want the court to require an environmental impact statement on several of the high tech highway's newly-added features to allow public input.
The groups say the features, such as snow- blowing, communication towers, and parking lots and trailers for researchers would significantly impact the environment.
A judge threw out the groups' first complaint, which charged that the highway department's first E-I-S did not comply with federal law.
The environmentalists are appealing that ruling.

Time-Man


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=None


A man on the front lines in the battle against AIDS is Time Magazine's Man Of The Year.
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VO-NAT


Time selected Dr. David Ho for the 1996 honor.
Ho is an AIDS researcher, who pioneered an anti-viral cocktail of drugs that is prolonging the lives of many patients.
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Talent=Eric
SS=None


Ho is the scientific director of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center in New York.
The last time the magazine picked its Man Of The Year from the science community was 1960.

Tease#2

Soft Music Under
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=none


Stay with us for more News 7 at 11, including--
It's a Wonderful Christmas movie and it turns 50 this year---
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VO-NAT


while other Christmas traditions are keeping up with the times. We'll tell you how you can do your holiday shopping without malls or catalogs.
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2Cyber-Santa


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-103
GRAPHIC=Christmas Shopping


If you're tired of battling the holiday crowds at the malls, there's another option for finishing up your Christmas gift buying--surf the Net.
Len Besthoff explains in part two of his "Cyber Santa" series.
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IN Q=
SUPER=01-Tony Kiser/The Computer Exchange; :05
SUPER=01-Bob LeFevr/Computer Owner; :10
SUPER=01-Dave Dunham/Staples Electronics Expert; :24
SUPER=@Len2; 1:05
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((
When it comes to shopping on the Internet, some have done it, others haven't.
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SOT TAPE THREE 21:45:04
IN Q=I've purchased

((TONY KISER/THE COMPUTER EXCHANGE: I'VE PURCHASED A NUMBER OF THINGS OFF THE INTERNET, AND I PROBABLY GET SOMETHING A COUPLE OF TIMES A MONTH.))
SUPER=01-Tony Kiser/The Computer Exchange;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=a month.
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SOT TAPE ONE 17:12:46
IN Q=Probably

((BOB HALSTEAD/COMPUTER OWNER: PROBABLY THE QUESTION OUGHT TO BE WHY I BUY OUT OF THE CATALOG AND NOT OFF THE INTERNET. AND I CAN'T ANSWER THAT, BUT TO THIS DATE I HAVEN'T USED THE INTERNET.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=the Internet.


Security still remains a concern for many.
But Dave Dunham at Staples says as long as you're careful, there's not too much to worry about.
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SOT TAPE ONE 15:49:15
IN Q=They do have

((DAVE DUNHAM/STAPLE ELECTRONICS EXPERT: THEY DO HAVE WAYS IN PLACE OF ENCRYPTING THE TRANSMISSION SO THAT UNSCRUPULOUS PEOPLE CAN'T GET HOLD OF THAT INFORMATION. SO I DON'T SEE QUITE THE LEVEL OF CONCERN THAT SOME PEOPLE DO AS FAR AS ON- LINE SHOPPING.))
SUPER=01-Dave Dunham/Staple Electronics Expert;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=online shopping.


Web browsers like Netscape Navigator hook its users up with a security measure called a firewall.
It's signified by a key on the bottom of the screen.
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SOT TAPE THREE 21:46:07 might be cool to put broken key over some of this
IN Q=If you're using

((TONY KISER/THE COMPUTER EXCHANGE: IF YOU'RE USING A WEB BROWSER LIKE THE MAJORS OUT THERE, NETSCAPE OR MICROSOFT'S INTERNET EXPLORER, YOU'LL KNOW THAT YOU'RE ON A FIREWALL BY A BLUE BAR AND A KEY JOINED TOGETHER AS A FULL KEY. IF YOU DON'T SEE THAT, NEVER GIVE YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER OVER THE INTERNET, BECAUSE YOU MIGHT AS WELL BE DOING IT OVER A CELLPHONE, IT'S JUST AS UNSAFE.))
SUPER=01-Tony Kiser/The Computer Exchange;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=as unsafe.


Thousands of retailers have on- line pages-- L-L Bean, and Lands End, for example.
And there are "virtual stores"...places you can only visit on the Internet.
C-D Now sells thousands of music selections.
Amazon- dot- com sells books at a 30- percent discount.
Happy Hunting!
Len Besthoff, News-7.)) Wx-Tape
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#ICE-96
GRAPHIC=Express/Raleigh


The Roanoke Express is undefeated in the month of December and tonight Roanoke welcomed the Raleigh Icecaps to town.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Roanoke vs Raleigh; :


If you noticed something different above the ice at the Roundhouse tonight its a new scoreboard with all the latest gadgets.
And the Express would light up the scoreboard first Ilya Dubkov works it in close and slips it into the net for a 1 to nothing Roanoke lead.
The Icecaps get it back in the second period when Lee Leslie steals the puck and takes it in for the score on Express Goalie Dave Gagnon.
Roanoke's Dave Stewart fires a quick shot just inside the blue line and the Express led 2 to 1 in the period.
Raleigh answered that goal when SUPER=38-Roanoke/5/Raleigh/2/;Dave

Cundiff fires a shot from the red line for a score but Roanoke goes on to win it 5 to 2.
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S-VCU


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-2
GRAPHIC=College Hoops


Curtis Staples scored a game high 17 points to lead Virginia to a 57 to 34 win over Maryland-Baltimore County.
Virginia is now 6 and 2.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Birmingham, AL/SPORTSOUTH; :


V-C-U was in Alabama this afternoon taking on the Crimson Tide.
The Rams Patrick Lee pulls up and nails this three pointer as V-C-U led early in the first Half.
But Alabama rallied. Demitrius Alexander with the nice spin move on the baseline for the easy slam.
And the Crimson Tide pushed it out SUPER=33-Alabama/72/VCU/69/;side to

Eric Washington who nails the three pointer And Alabama beats V-C-U 72 to 69.
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S-Maryland


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-3
GRAPHIC=College Hoops


Radford lost on the road this afternoon but V-M-I beat Winthrop.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-College Park, MD/HTS; :


At College Park, American University's Nathan Smith nails this three pointer American led maryland by a score of 7 to 3.
But the Terps come back Laron Profit makes the steal and glides down the court for the slam as the Maryland took its first lead of the half.
Then the Terps push it inside and SUPER=33-Maryland/81/American/74/; Greg

Watkins takes it in for the Monster Slam and the Terps win it 81 to 74.
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S-Hoops


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-1
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/CBS SPORTS; :


At the United Center in Chicago 24-th ranked U-C-L-A took on Illinois.
Illinois was hot early in the first half Matt Hellman's three pointer and the Bruins trailed 14 to 6.
U-C-L-A's Toby Bailey would rally the Bruins he pulls up and hits the jumper at the top of the key.
Illinois led at the half thanks to the outside shot Turner nailing this three pointer for a 7 point lead.
UCLA got close in the second half
SUPER=33-Illinois/79/UCLA/63/;but Illinois upsets the Bruins by a score of 79

to 63.
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S-Scores


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-21
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/FOX SPORTS; :


In Hockey, The Philadelphia Flyers scored two goals in the second and two in the third in a win over the St. Louis Blues.
For the rest of the college and pro scores lets check the boards.
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Sports Tease


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


And coming up, The Panthers end their regular season tomorrow with a game against Pittsburgh the Rams won today.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And New England earns a first round bye in the playoffs with a come from behind win over the New York Giants.
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S-Giants


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-4
GRAPHIC=Giants/Patriots


The New England Patriots clinched the A-F-C East title and a first round bye by coming from 22 points down to beat the New York Giants this afternoon 23 to 22.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/NBC SPORTS; ;


The Giants went in at the half leading 22 to nothing when Jason Seahorn intercepts this Drew Bledsoe pass and returns it 24 yards for the touchdown to end the second quarter.
A Patriot field goal made it 22 to 3 then Drew Bledsoe goes to the air and hits Terry glenn on the 26 yard touchdown pass to make it 22 to 10.
Then in the fourth quarter the special teams came through. Dave Meggett fields this punt and he returns it 60 yards for the score and the lead was cut to 22 to 17.
The winning touchdown came with SUPER=30-New England/23/N.Y.

Giants/22/;less than 2 minutes left in the game Bledsoe fires a bullet to Ben coates and he drags the Giants over the goal line and New England wins it 23 to 22.
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SOT
IN Q="We're lucky

((BILL PARCELLS/PATRIOTS HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Bill Parcells/Patriots Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=.....really do."
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S-Rams


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Rams/Saints


The St. Louis Rams ended their N-F-L season with a 14 to 13 win over New Orleans.
Backup quarterback Jamie Martin threw a 15 yard touchdown pass to Eddie Kennison for the winning score.
The Rams finish 6 and 10 while the Saints end up 3 and 13.
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S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-2
GRAPHIC=Panthers Logo


The Carolina Panthers are already in the playoffs with one game remaining in the regular season.
Carolina will play Pittsburgh tomorrow in a game that could determine whether or not the Panthers will host a game in the playoffs.
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SOT
IN Q="The one

((GERALD WILLIAMS/PANTHER DEFENSIVE END: )) ((KERRY COLLINS/PANTHER QUARTERBACK: ))
SUPER=01-Gerald Williams/Panther Defensive End; :00
SUPER=01-Kerry Collins/Panther Quarterback; :10
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=..........we can."
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TF96-2
GRAPHIC=TECH/NEBRASKA


Many critics around the country have been saying for weeks now that the Hokies don't deserve to be in the Orange Bowl against Nebraska.
The Hokies believe otherwise, but know they'll have to prove they belong to silence the skeptics.
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SOT
IN Q="YOU KNOW...

((BILLY CONATY/VA. TECH CENTER:)) ((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Billy Conaty/Va. Tech Center; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :22
RUNS=:49
OUT Q=...HOPEFULLY IT WILL."
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Wonderful-Life


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=abr
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Christmas


A beloved Christmas story marks a milestone this year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Courtesy: Turner Home Video


It was 50 years ago the movie "It's A Wonderful Life" first came to theatres.
Back then, the movie lost money, and was considered a failure.
But audiences warmed up to the classic when it was rediscovered in the seventies.
On its golden anniversary the film still attracts audiences every Christmas-- drawn by the message that no one is a failure, as long as he has friends.
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Nat sot

nat sound up full for 4 sec. 20:43:32
RUNS=:04

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