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NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
SS=None
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A possible Christmas Eve murder in the Hill City.
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And Mechanical failure is suspected in Sunday's cargo plane crash in Giles County.
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TALENT=Beth
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Stick around News 7 at Noon is next.

L'burg-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-92
GRAPHIC=murder


One man is dead and another is in custody following a fight in a Lynchburg motel early this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Police were called to the Ramada Inn on Main Street around 1:30, after a man reported finding his friend unconscious in their room.
The victim, whose identity has NOT been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have charged the other man.. 33- year- old James Michael David with his murder.
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((LT. EARL BURNETTE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: IT APPEARED THAT A STRUGGLE HAD TAKEN PLACE INSIDE THE ROOM. THE VICTIM APPEARED TO HAVE SOME BLUNT TRAUMA INJURIES TO HIS BODY. MR. DAVID WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH THE MURDER.))
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David was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital shortly after his arrest, complaining of a foot injury.
He remains held without bond, pending a Thursday court hearing.
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Airborne-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash


Rain hampered recovery efforts at the Giles County plane crash site today, but yesterday's investigation proved more fruitful.
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Pinnacle MAP
Sunday night, an Airborne Express cargo plane went down a few miles outside the town of Narrows... killing all six people on board.
Scott Prince has more on yesterday's search for answers.
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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.))

Jerusalem


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=mideast peace talks


A Christmas Eve meeting between the leaders of Israel and the P-L-O has produced NO deal on troop withdrawal.
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VO-NAT
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and P-L-O Chief Yasser Arafat met to discuss Israel's long- delayed troop pull-out from the West Bank town of Hebron.
Arafat also met separately with U-S mediator Dennis Ross.
But still no agreement was reached.
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IN Q=

((DENNIS ROSS/U.S. ENVOY:WE HAVE VERY CLEARLY ENERGIZED THE NEGOTIATIONS OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS. THIS IS A PROCESS AND THIS PROCESS OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS HAS BECOME MORE DYNAMIC. ))
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The two sides will meet again tomorrow.
Ross plans to spend Christmas in Israel in case he's needed for consultations.
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S-AFRICA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Three people are dead and dozens wounded after explosions today in a town in South Africa.
Authorities say a bomb and two hand grenades went off in a shopping area near Cape Town.
It's not clear who staged the attack, or why.

Yugoslavia-protest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Meantime, several people were wounded at a political rally today in Belgrade, when a gunman opened fire.
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SUPER=03-Belgrade, Yugoslavia;


Witnesses say the gunman was in a group backing Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic.
They say the man was shooting at opponents of Milosevic.
At least one person was shot and several more injured in the fighting that followed.
The violence follows more than a month of protests against the Serbian leader over disputed elections.
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peru


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Still no signs this afternoon that marxist guerrillas in Peru are ready to end their hostage standoff.
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VO-NAT
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The Peruvian government has delivered water, food, and clean laundry to the Japanese ambassador's residence where the gunmen still hold some one-hundred-forty hostages.
The standoff began one week ago today.
Meantime, a Roanoke County woman's is counting her blessings today following the release of her brother in law from the embassy on Sunday.
Len Besthoff reports.
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Peru-Hostage


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-97
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SUPER=01-Cecilia Alami/Relative of Former Hostage; :00
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SOT 11:09:26
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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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SOT 11:10:51
IN Q=On Wednesday

((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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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Up next on the newscast,
Radford students go hungry, so others might eat,
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VO-NAT


And,
Knight Rider comes to Bedford county-- we'll take a look at two crime fighting MACHINES.
But first, let's check in with Beth.
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Talent=Beth

Wx-Tease It's shaping up to be a rainy day... Breezy conditions wil develop this afternoon and maybe even some snow showers for some areas as the temperatures start to drop. No accumulation is expected.. right outside the wdbj studio music up full comm1

RAY


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The convicted assassin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior reportedly is near death this afternoon.
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Sixty-eight- year- old James Earl Ray was hospitalized over the weekend in Nashville.
SUPER=@File;


The state corrections department and the hospital confirmed that his condition is critical.
Ray pleaded guilty in 19-68 to killing King but later recanted his story.
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Church-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-98
GRAPHIC=Fire


Investigators believe a fire that heavily damaged a Henry County church-- started by accident.
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Victory Baptist Church on route 609 near Fieldale had 125- thousand dollars in damage.
Sunday night's blaze apparently started in the left side pulpit area, near the piano.
Investigators believe it was ignited by a candle in some 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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Plaster


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Plaster


Candidates have begun signing up for the next local special election.
A Patrick County republican wants to become the area's 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 19-95.
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.

Bedford-Camaros


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-94
GRAPHIC=NONE


If you're traveling through Bedford County you may be surprised when you see the Sheriff's Department's new cars, which take to the road today.
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VO-NAT
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Sheriff Mike Brown yesterday unveiled his department's newest patrol cars... two 19-97 Camaros.
The sporty- looking vehicles will be used in Bedford's newly- created Crime Suppression Unit, aimed at cracking down on D-U-I 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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Nutrition


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-37
GRAPHIC=NONE


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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SUPER=@File; :


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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ANCHOR=Melanie
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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.

RU-Hunger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=radford univ.


On the campus of Radford University, students are feeling the holiday spirit....by giving to others.
Students combined to donate three-thousand dollars to fight hunger, with the "Skip-A-Meal" hunger drive.
17-hundred students gave a lunch from their meal plans.
The university will give the money to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
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SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


When we come back,
There's a new man in town- and his job is to get even more people to come to the Star City.
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VO-NAT


And,
It was a hero's welcome for the State Champion football team from Salem.
We'll have all of last night's victory festivities when we come back.
Stay with us.
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Tourism-Director


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


The Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau has a new director.
The board has chosen David Kjolheed (call-HEED) of Iowa to lead its future efforts.
(Call-HEED) Kjolheed has more than 20 years experience in the tourism and convention industry.
His latest job was with the Amana (uh-MAN-uh) Colonies, a tourism destination in Iowa that had over a million visitors a year.

Walnut-Bridge


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-99
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some people will now have an easier time getting to Mill Mountain.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The new Walnut Street bridge opened yesterday.
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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Salem-Parade


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=State Champs


They took to the streets in Salem last night to celebrate the Spartans win one more time.
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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.
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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((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 ))
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The Spartans marched to the Salem Civic Center where almost 25 hundred people were expected for a victory reception.
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Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=none


Authorities in Rockingham County caught a suspected bank robber by following his footsteps in the snow.
Bobby Graves Riggleman of Broadway has been charged with yesterday's robbery at the Farmers and Merchants Bank.
Deputies called in police dogs to help search for him.
But the dogs were not needed because the tracks in the snow were so easy to follow.
They led right to Riggleman's home, where money taken in the robbery was found.
Authorities are also talking to Riggleman about a bank robbery in Harrisonburg earlier this month.

BETHLEHEM


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=christmas


They've already started celebrating Christmas in Bethlehem.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bethlehem;


But festivities lack the euphoria of last year's.
Marching bands did their best to boost morale, but the town is struggling with financial and political problems.
A Christmas tree donated by Finland is to spend the holiday sitting in an Israeli warehouse, after being quarantined for a month.
With the tree held up, the Finnish embassy instead decorated a cedar tree.
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WHITE-CHRISTMAS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN;

4:23:04
It's a white Christmas in some parts of the midwest after a storm left behind several inches of snow.
But the white stuff is making holiday travel a challenge.
Some major highways have been closed and a number of flights re-routed.
And forecasters say it's just the beginning-- the Christmas Day forecast calls for temperatures in the midwest to hover around zero.
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WEATHER
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Forecasts
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SUPER=334-Cloudy/Snow Showers/15-19/Partly Cloudy/Cold/23-27;
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=stocks


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 25 points.
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


When we come back,
U-V-A basketball takes Connecticut to overtime,
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VO-NAT


And,
The toy of the moment has the Salvation Army laughing all the way to the bank.
Stay with us.
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Monday-Football


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=nfl


Nothing was decided in Monday night football last night, except that Barry Sanders got the rushing title.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/ABC Sports


Wayne Fontes was probably coaching his last game as head coach of the Lions.
Sanders got going early with a 54 yard T-D, as he chased after the league's rushing title.
SUPER=30-San Francisco/24/Detroit/14/;


Elvis (Grr-Bock) Grbac filled in for Steve Young, and did his best Young impersonation on the 6 yard scramble to make it 21 -14 San Francisco.
The niners go on to win 24-14.
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Cavs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of VB97-1)
GRAPHIC=UVA Logo


The Huskies beat the Cavaliers 64 to 61 in overtime last night.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Stoors, CT/HTS;


Virginia scored the first 8 points and then Connecticut scored the next 9.
The Cavaliers rallied at the end of the half.
Harold Deane drives to the hoop and scores.
At the end of the half the score was tied at 30.
The game went to overtime tied at 53 but Curtis Staples pulls up and nails the three pointer giving U-V-A a three point lead.
But the Huskies opened the lead to SUPER=33-Connecticut/64/Virginia/61/;

five points and Connecticut beats Virginia in overtime 64 to 61.
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Beamer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TF96-2
GRAPHIC=TECH/NEBRASKA


When the Virginia Tech Hokies take on Nebraska in the Orange Bowl they'll also be tackling a big tradition.
The senior class on this Nebraska team has accomplished more than any class in N-C-double-A history.
The Nebraska class of '97 has won two national championships, 46 games in four years and three conference championships.
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((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH: IT'S A GREAT HONOR TO GET TO A BOWL GAME LIKE THIS. BUT REALLY THE KEY IS HOW DO YOU PLAY IN THE GAME. AND AFTER THE TENNESSEE GAME, A COUPLE OF YEARS BACK,, IT THINK THERE'S ...WE JUST DIDN'T PLAY WELL, AND IT CERTAINLY WASN'T THE SAME FEELING AS IT WAS LAST YEAR AS WE PLAYED AGAINST TEXAS, AND I THINK SOME GAINED SOME RESPECT. TO ME, IT'S NOT JUST THAT YOU'RE IN THE ORANGE BOWL, IT'S GREAT. IT'S HOW YOU'RE GOING TO PLAY IN THE ORANGE BOWL. ))
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Elmo-Auction


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=salvation army


And finally the Tickle me Elmo craze was put to good use yesterday--
as an auction raised money for the Salvation army.
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((AUCTIONEER CALLING ))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


More than one-hundred Sesame Street fans waited at the Lowe's store in Roanoke yesterday- 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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IN Q=not illegal

((DICK DANIELS: NOT ILLEGAL, BUT I TELL YOU, WE DID HAVE TO DO SOME STOCKROOM DEALING TO GET A COUPLE OF THEM.))
SUPER=01-Dick Daniels/Q99;
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OUT Q=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. ))
SUPER=07-Katherine Wilson;
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VO-NAT


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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ANCHOR=Melanie


And a programming note, there will be no News 7 at 11 tonight.
Also no News 7 Prime Time on W-E-F-C tonight and tomorrow night.

Festival


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#96-
GRAPHIC=none


We close this Christmas eve newscast with a look the Festival of Trees atop the First Union Tower.
From all of us here at News 7 we wish you a very happy Christmas.
We'll see you again on Thursday.
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VO-NAT
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