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Coming up on News 7-
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The latest on the DC-8 Crash in Giles County-
We'll find out what it was like being held hostage in Peru- from a man with family in Roanoke County.
A White Christmas for parts of the nation.
Plus Salem pulls out all the stops for its state champion football team.
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News 7 is next.

Newsbreak


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Good Evening.
Investigators are still trying to figure out why a DC-9 crashed into East River Mountain in Giles County last night.
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Authorities say they believe the crash was a mechanical problem and not weather related.
Six people died when the Airborne Express cargo plane crashed.
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One of the 225 hostages freed from Peru has in-laws in Roanoke county.
Tonight at eleven we'll hear from Kris Merrshod about what it was like during the past five days in captivity.
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Plus Kim with the holiday forecast.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

Airborne-Crash


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Officials from the NTSB and FAA will return to Giles County tomorrow and continue their investigation into a deadly weekend plane crash.
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Last night, an Airborne Express cargo plane went down a few miles outside the town of Narrows... killing all six people on board.
Today, the search for answers began.
Scott Prince was there.
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The six victims were brought down the East River Mountain late in the day.
But up on top, countless pieces of debris still remain.
At this point investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the D-C 8 to crash, but they DO believe it was a mechanical problem... and not weather related.
They also say the half- dozen people on board knew the plane was in trouble minutes before it went down.
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((BILL MACINTOSH/NTSB INVESTIGATOR: THEY WERE OPERATING BETWEEN THIRTEEN AND FIFTEEN THOUSAND FEET AND CALLED IN AND SAID THEY REQUIRED IMMEDIATE DISSENT AND THEY WERE ALREADY IN AN EMERGENCY DISSENT. ))
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The plane was recently purchased by Airborne Express and those on board the ill- fated cargo flight were taking it on a test run.
It took off from Greensboro, North Carolina and was headed Northwest to Wilmington, Ohio.
But right before the crash, the flight path apparently changed. Stand up 2:17:39
((The plane was headed Southwest when it crashed into the mountain.
This is the point of impact.
And officials say wreckage is scattered across 2 acres.)) End Stand up
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The force of the plane was so great, it dug out two house- size craters on the mountain side.
But officials were still able to locate the flight recorders among the debris.
The data was immediately taken from the scene and sent to Washington, D.C.
Investigators hope to complete their on- sight probe before the Christmas holiday.
However, the over all investigation could take months to complete.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Giles County.

Hostage-Peru


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One of the 225 hostages freed from Peru has in-laws in Roanoke County.
CBS News reporter Jim Alexrod talked with Kris (Merr-schrod) Kris Merschrod shortly after his release.
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((Only six of the seven Americans released last night boarded buses to leave the compound, the last one out walked away...Kris Merschrod.
REPORTER: I HEAR YOU'RE ALWAYS THE LAST TO LEAVE A PARTY. WHAT WERE YOU THINKING LAST NIGHT AS YOU WALKED OUT? KRIS MERSCHROD/RELEASED HOSTAGE: I MADE IT AGAIN, THE LAST ONE OUT. Merschrod had just ordered a drink when the rebels struck. The takeover he says was calmer than you might think by looking at the bullets flying outside. MERSCHROD: IT WAS VERY QUICK/WITHIN A MINUTE WHOLE PLACE WAS QUIET. THE COUNT WAS 12 Or 14 WOMEN YOUNG AND THEN 3 OLDER FELLOWS AND THEN YOUNGER PEOPLE. THEY WERE REALLY WELL ORGANIZED. IT WENT OFF SMOOTH AS SILK. Even when the shooting was going on around, I just lied down on the ground and I continued to sip the wine. Almost immediately hostages developed a rapport with hostage takers.
MERSCHROD: YOU KNOW YOU COULD WALK UP TO THEM AND SAY 'HEY MAN I HAVE A QUESTION. I WANT TO USE THE BATHROOM IS THAT ALRIGHT? .OH YEAH.GO RIGHT AHEAD.'
This is why Merschrod feels confident about a peaceful resolution to the crisis.
REPORTER: WERE YOU MISTREATED? MERSCHROD: NO. NOT AT ALL. THESE PEOPLE HAVE AN ANGLE. THEIR ANGLE BASICALLY IS TO BE PART OF THE POLITICAL PROCESS AND I'M REALLY OPTIMISTIC THAT THIS THING WILL BE RESOLVED BY NEGOTIATION NOT BY FORCE. Kris Merschrod's been through quite a week but nothing he's wants to trade.
REPORTER: DO YOU EVER WISH YOU TURNED DOWN THE INVITATION TO THE PARTY? MERSCHROD: NOT NOW. THE EXPERIENCE WAS JUST TOO IMPORTANT. JIM AXELROD, CBS NEWS, LIMA, PERU.))

Peru-Hostage


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Both Mer-schrod and his wife were held captive in Peru.
His wife's sister lives here in Roanoke County- where Len Besthoff spoke with her today.
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((OUR REACTION WAS ONE OF COURSE OF ABSOLUTE JOY. WE FELT THAT AT THAT MOMENT THAT OUR CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION REALLY STARTED. ))
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Cecilia Alami says her brother- in- law, Kris Merschrod, tried to walk away from the hostage standoff after his release so he could go home, but he was eventually bused to a hospital with the other former captives.
Merschrod told her it was a pretty relaxed inside the Japanese ambassador's home.
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((ALAMI: ON WEDNESDAY MORNING, THEY ALL GOT UP GOT THE VACUUM CLEANERS OUT CLEANED THE HOUSE, MADE THE PLACE LOOK OKAY. AND HE REALLY SAID THAT THERE WASN'T ANY PROBLEM WITH FOOD EXCEPT FOR ONE DAY WHEN THEY HAD TO SPLIT A SMALL SANDWICH SIX WAYS.))
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(( CECILIA ALAMI/RELATIVE OF HOSTAGE: I ALSO ASKED HIM IF THEY HAD HAD GUNS POINTED AT THEIR HEAD THE WHOLE TIME THEY WERE THERE. AND HE SAID NO, THAT THAT WASN'T THE CASE AT ALL.))
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Merschrod believes his captors have more earnest intentions than The Shining Path, another rebel organization in Peru known for its violence.
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((ALAMI: HE SAID THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE REALLY GENUINE, AND THEY WANT TO SEE SOME REFORM IN THE GOVERNMENT, THEY WANT REPRESENTATION IN THE GOVERNMENT IS WHAT THEY WANT. AND HE FELT THAT THEY REALLY WANTED TO COMMUNICATE AND DO SOME SERIOUS NEGOTIATING.))
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Alami's sister, who's married to Merschrod, was released a few days earlier.
Merschrod also praised the efforts of the Japanese ambassador and the Red Cross in making the hostages comfortable.
Len Besthoff, News-7.
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The hostage situation is not over though.
Peruvian rebels are still holding 140 people captive- while demanding the release of their jailed comrades.

Gingrich


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It's been two days since Newt Gingrich admitted breaking house rules and giving untrue statements-
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Those statements were about the tax exempt financing of his college course.
Today Reporters caught up with the Speaker at his home in Georgia.
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((REPORTER: CAN YOU ANSWER A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS? NEWT GINGRICH/HOUSE SPEAKER: PROBABLY NOT, BUT I WANTED TO WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS. THE AGREEMENT WE HAVE WITH THE ETHICS COMMITTEE IS WE ISSUED A STATEMENT THE OTHER DAY AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO EXPAND UPON THAT OR ELABORATE AT ALL IN PUBLIC. WE HAVE A HEARING COMING UP AND WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS AT THE HEARING.))
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Gingrich says he takes full responsibility for the violations but maintains they were unintentional.
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Snow


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Not just a White Christmas for folks in Fargo, North Dakota,
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but a windy one too.
The blowing drifting snow and cold temperatures are still causing trouble- stranding cars and causing accidents.
Even snow plows were not allowed on the streets with winds up to 20 miles an hour- and temperatures as low as 60 degrees below zero.
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Minneapolis got a gentler gift from Mother Nature.
Snow blowers and shovels were in order though to clear driveways and cars.
Up to five inches are expected there- with temperatures in the single digits.
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Still to come on the newscast, Bedford County tries to get on the fast track to stopping crime,
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and the Salvation Army is laughing all the way to the bank as it cashes in on a little Muppet Mania.
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Looks like fun, Jean--
Well, we've got a cold front heading our way overnight, promising a wet start to Christmas Eve.
Also, some colder air will start flowing in later in the day.
But no cold air in this list of highs and lows for the day... Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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TWA-Cuts


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Trans World Airlines is laying off hundreds of workers-
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including airport employees, ramp people, and ticket agents.
TWA also says it will phase out it's large 747 and replace it with the smaller 767.
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((MARK ABELS/TWA: EVERY OTHER U.S. AIRLINE HAS GONE TO SMALLER AIRCRAFT WITH HIGHER FREQUENCY AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO. THE LARGE AIRPLANES JUST DON'T OPERATE PROFITABLY ANYMORE AND WE THINK A 767 IN PLACE OF A 747 CAN.))
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TWA says the move is unrelated to the TWA 747 crash this past summer-
Instead it comes after the airline lost $130 million last year at New York's Kennedy airport.
Layoffs will begin in February in New York.
TWA will beef up international flights out of St. Louis- for Western travelers who don't want to fly to New York to pick up a connection.
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Houston-Explosion


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The death toll is now eight in a factory explosion near Houston-
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Workers tonight are searching the grounds near the Wyman Gordon plant for a missing person.
Investigators are also trying to figure out what caused the blast.
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((G.H. BELL/EMPLOYEE: OH. THERE'S NO REACTION. NO REACTION. IT'S DEVASTATING.))
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The explosion just before midnight blew a 50 foot wide hole through the roof.
Workers were doing maintenance on a huge 90 foot tank used to hold tons of pressurized nitrogen and water.
The blast shot a metal cap off one of the tanks through the roof and possibly into a nearby field.
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((ERIC PETOCZ/VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER: WE'RE SEARCHING FIELDS AND SEARCHING FOR ANY PARTS OF THE BUILDING, THE UNIT, BODIES, ANYTHING.))
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The plant is near a large subdivision in suburban Houston although no homes were affected by the blast.
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Church-Fire


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Investigators believe the fire that heavily damaged a Henry County church ignited by accident.
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Victory Baptist Church on route 609 near Fieldale had 125- thousand dollars in damage.
Fire fighters were called out around nine- 45 last night.
The blaze apparently started in the left side pulpit area, near the piano.
Investigators believe it was ignited by a candle in come Christmas decorations.
In hopes of preventing similar losses, the state fire marshal's office will offer fire safety inspections to other area churches.
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Walnut-Bridge


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The city of Roanoke has an early Christmas gift for visitors to Mill Mountain.
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The new Walnut Street bridge opened today.
The bridge was torn up a year ago. That forced people who used to use the bridge to take a detour to get to the mountain.
The project was finished on time, and on budget.
It includes some new decorative lighting.
The contractor still has some painting to do, but the bridge won't have to close for that.
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Bedford-Camaros


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They haven't hired Crockett and Tubbs, but the Bedford County sheriff's department is sporting a "Miami Vice" kind of look these days.
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Sheriff Mike Brown today unveiled his department's newest patrol cars... two 1997 Camaros.
The sporty- looking vehicles will be used in Bedford's newly- created Crime Suppression Unit, aimed at cracking down on DUI and drug offenders.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: IF YOU HAVE ONE AREA OF THE COUNTY THAT YOU'RE GETTING MORE CALLS, THEN THESE VEHICLES WILL BE THERE IN THAT AREA. BOTH DRUGS, ALCOHOL, B & E'S, LARCENIES, WHEREVER THE CRIME IS, THESE UNITS WILL BE WORKING IN TANDEM WITH EACH OTHER AND WITH THE OTHER FIELD UNITS.))
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Each Camaro is fully equipped with radar detection, video recorders and breathalyzer equipment.
They're also outfitted with Corvette engines, enabling the officer to catch up with speeding vehicles more quickly.
Sheriff Brown says the Camaros also cost about one thousand dollars LESS than the average patrol car.
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Plaster


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A Patrick County republican wants to become the areas next delegate.
58-year old Phil Plaster is seeking the Republican nomination to fill the seat vacated by State Senator Elect Roscoe Reynolds.
Plaster is a familiar face on the political scene-- He ran for Reynolds seat in 1995.
Last week, Democrat Barnie Day announced his intentions to run in the upcoming special election.
Day is a current member of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors.
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Stay with us, coming up next, we'll see how one school is trying to pad it's enrollment by trimming down its students,
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and we'll head to Salem, where the city is honoring its state football champs.
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Nutrition


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These days you can find college level classes in just about any subject you're interested in.
Beginning next month, Virginia Western Community College will offer a weight management class where you can earn college credit for discovering how to take better care of your body.
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From learning new eating habits, to cultivating exercise motivation-- the class also focuses on size acceptance, the first step toward self-confidence.
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((NANCY MAURELLI/NUTRITION EXPERT: WE HAVE TO LIVE IN THIS BODY 24 HOURS A DAY SO WE MAY AS WELL BE COMFORTABLE IN THERE AND NOT WISHING IT COULD ALWAYS BE SOMETHING DIFFERENT. SO I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO THE PERSON'S MENTAL HEALTH, THEIR SELF CONFIDENCE, THEIR SELF-ESTEEM, AND ALSO I THINK IT SPILLS OVER TO THEIR RELATIONSHIPS AS WELL. ))
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The class is open to the public, to both men and women.
Both morning and evening sessions are available.
To register, contact Virginia Western's Office of Continuing Education.

Elmo-Auction


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The Salvation Army is the big winner after today's Tickle Me Elmo auction in Roanoke.
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((AUCTIONEER CALLING ))
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More than one-hundred Sesame Street fans waited at the Lowe's store in Roanoke this afternoon- all for a chance at the hottest Christmas present this year.
W-S-L-Q radio personality Dick Daniels decided to hold the charity auction--
But it took extra measures to round up these hard to find muppets.
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((DICK DANIELS: NOT ILLEGAL, BUT I TELL YOU, WE DID HAVE TO DO SOME STOCKROOM DEALING TO GET A COUPLE OF THEM.))
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The auction attracted people of all ages, including one woman who already has two Elmos and just came to see the spectacle.
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((KATHERINE WILSON:WE GOT OUR ELMO FROM A FRIEND OF OURS, HER MOTHER IN LAW LIVES IN DETROIT, SHE ENDED UP WITH TWO ELMOS, ONE FROM NC, ONE FROM DETROIT. ))
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The five Elmos netted more than 11-hundred dollars for the Salvation army.
New Sesame Street "Tickle-Me" dolls for different characters are already in the works for next Christmas.
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S-Cavs


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The University of Connecticut continues to hold its edge on the Virginia Cavaliers.
Last night the Huskies beat the Cavaliers 64 to 61 in overtime.
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Virginia scored the first 8 points of the game two when Curtis Staples drives to the hoop for the Layup.
Connecticut went on an 8 to nothing run highlighted when Deon Carson goes inside for the easy layup to make it 9 8 Huskies.
But the Cavaliers rallied at the end of the half Harold Deane drives to the hoop and scores and it was 30 to 30 at the half.
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five points and Connecticut beats Virginia in overtime 64 to 61.
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That's it for Sports. Have a good day everybody!

S-Poll


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Virginia and Connecticut received points in the A-P Poll but both failed to crack the top 25.
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Kansas still holds down the number one spot followed by Wake Forest, Kentucky, Michigan, and Iowa State.
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Page... Clemson, Cincinnati, Utah, Arizona and Villanova round out the top 10.
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Next is North Carolina, Duke, Indiana, New Mexico, and Minnesota complete the

top 15.
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Louisville, Xavier of ohio, Texas, Alabama, and Texas Tech round out the top 20.
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And topping off the top 25 are Maryland, Arkansas, Stanford, Oregon and Boston College.
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S-Scores


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Plenty of college hoop action on tap tonight for that and all of the pro scores lets check the boards.
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Sports Tease


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And coming up in sports, The Hokies and Cavaliers are ready to go bowling Atlanta Fires head football coach June Jones.
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And as expected Dan Reeves says good by to the New York Giants.
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S-Coaches


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As the N-F-L teams prepare for the Playoffs, A couple of Coaches are looking for new jobs in the league during the holiday season.
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As expected, the New York giants fired head coach Dan Reeves today ending their four year association.
Reeves lead the giants to an 11 and 5 season in 1993 and into the N-F-C title game.
The giants went 6 and 10 this season and Reeves finishes with a 31 and 33 record in New York.
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There's also an opening in Atlanta where the Falcons fired head coach June Jones. Jones suffered through a stormy season including the suspension and waiving of starting quarterback Jeff George.
the Falcons finished 3 and 13 with yesterday's loss to Jacksonville and Jones has a record of 19 and 29 in three years.
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S-Beamer


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TAPE#TF96-2
GRAPHIC=TECH/NEBRASKA


The Virginia Tech Hokies continued their preparations for their New year's Eve Orange bowl date with Nebraska yestedayy.
The Hokies will not only have to overcome a super talented team, but they also will have to handle a lot of tradition.
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VO-NAT eng#


The senior class on this Nebraska team has accomplished more than any class in NCAA history.
The Nebraska class of 96 has won two national championships, 46 games in four years, three conference championships and they have a perfect home record in their four year at 26-and-0.
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IN Q="It's a great honor...

((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:29
OUT Q=...THE ORANGE BOWL."
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF96-2
GRAPHIC=Uva/Miami


No matter what they do; the Virginia Cavaliers cannot get away from Big East teams that always seem to play their best games against the Wahoos.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Fort Lauderdale, FL/1994;


At the end of the 1993 season, the Cavs ran into a red hot Boston College quarterback in Glen Foley, now with the New York Jets. Foley threw for over 300 yards in BC's Carquest Bowl win.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/November 29;


Virginia tech played perhaps one of it's best games against Virginia at November's end, holding the Cavs to 3 field goals. Miami is up next.
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IN Q="Our

((TODD WHITE/UVA DEFENSIVE TACKLE:))
SUPER=01-Todd White/UVa Defensive Tackle; :00
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=..good performance"
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Ironically, the Hokies are helping the Cavaliers in their game preparation for the Hurricanes.
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IN Q=We

((TIKI BARBER/UVA ALL TIME LEADING RUSHER:))
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/UVa All-Time Leading Rusher; :
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=..work for us"
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Coming up a little later, Frank Beamer will talk about Playing Nebraska.

Salem-Parade


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=State Champs


The band played and the cheerleaders cheered for the state champion Salem Spartans one more time tonight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem


It was a beautiful night for a victory parade, and Salem pulled out all the stops tonight.
Fans lined Main street and cheered for the champs, and for coach Willis White, who had the best seat in the house on top of a fire engine.
White says this kind of support is part of the reason his team came out on top.
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IN Q=well it lets them know

((WILLIS WHITE, SALEM FOOTBALL COACH; WELL IT LETS THEM KNOW THAT WE REALLY LIKE OUR FOOTBALL HERE AT SALEM, AND i THINK IT ENCOURAGES THEM TO PLAY ))
SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=encourages them to play
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VO-NAT


The Spartans marched to the Salem Civic Center where almost 25 hundred people were expected for a victory reception. (----------------)