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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=70-Robin Reed;
SUPER=70-Steve Mason;
ANCHOR=Connie
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(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...THE WARDEN AT A MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON OUTSIDE OF FARMVILLE IS SUFFERING FROM A SERIOUS WOUND AFTER BEING STABBED BY AN INMATE.
IN PERU, ANOTHER HOSTAGE IS RELEASED FROM THE JAPANESE AMBASSADOR'S RESIDENCE, AS THE STANDOFF THERE CONTINUES. ))
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top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Thursday December 26th--tonight's Top Story
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VO-NAT


One person is wounded in a shooting in Roanoke-- now police are looking for two suspects in connection with the incident.
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P-Shooting


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=news-7 pt


Good Evening you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=shooting


Police are on the lookout for two men who are believed to be suspects in a shooting at a Roanoke apartment complex.
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22- year- old Clarence Patterson was shot in the hip at Hunt Manor around 6:30 tonight.
According to police the men accosted Patterson, pulled out guns and began firing.
Patterson was shot once.
He was transported to Roanoke Memorial hospital where he's still in surgery.
The suspects fled on foot.
Police are still investigating.
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P-Buckingham


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-02
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT
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Buckingham Correctional Center is on lockdown tonight after its warden was stabbed in the neck by an inmate.
Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman David Botkins says 49-year old Eddie Pearson is in serious but stable condition.
Botkins says the stabbing touched off an attempt by other inmates to take over a control room.
About two hundred inmates at the 950- bed, maximum security facility, near Farmville refused to return to their cells for nearly 45-minutes.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Botkins says it was a period of "chaos," but NOT a riot.
Four of the inmates were wounded when they were fired on by a prison officer. Their injuries are NOT life threatening.

P-Peru


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=NONE


Another hostage has been released in Peru, where rebels continue to demand the release of comrades in South American jails.
Byron Harlan reports from outside the Japanese embassy compound in Lima.
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SUPER=01-Steven Anderson/Red Cross; :45
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/Reporting; 1:11
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((
The day after Christmas meant freedom for another of the hostages. The Guatemalan Ambassador walked away from the compound and walked toward freedom.
It continues what has become a small, but steady trickle of releases. The move underscores what some analysts have been saying for days now, that every indication is the standoff will not end soon, which is why there is more food and water going in, and waste going out.
This follows a startling event the night before when an explosion rocked the Japanese Ambassador's home.
It happened early in the morning and caught everyone by surprise, including the hostages and rebels, because it's clear now that no one intended for the bomb to go off.
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((STEVEN ANDERSON/RED CROSS: WHAT WE HAVE HEARD INDIRECTLY IS THAT THE INCIDENT WAS DUE TO AN EXPLOSIVE BEING BLASTED BY AN ANIMAL))
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When the small animal tripped the bomb it gave everyone a clear sign that the house is boobytrapped, just as the rebels have been saying all along.
But what no one is saying is just how the standoff will end, because Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori will not talk publicly about the ordeal. standup tag
If there is bargaining going on, those talks are happening behind the scenes, because neither side is showing any inclination of giving in.
Byron Harlan, CBS News, Lima, Peru.))

P-David


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-37
GRAPHIC=DAVID


A man accused of killing his roommate on Christmas Eve remains behind bars.
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VO-NAT
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33- year- old James Michael David made his first appearance in Lynchburg General District Court today.
David was arrested early Tuesday morning after police discovered his friend's body in the motel room the two men were sharing.
37-year old Richard Lee (Mo-Yey) Moye apparently died of blunt force trauma to his body.
Today, David was appointed an attorney, and could remain in jail until his preliminary hearing next month.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Two Virginia Tech Marching bands are too much for the Orange Bowl parade...
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VO-NAT


And the day after Christmas resembled the day after Thanksgiving at stores and malls throughout our area-- that report when NEWS-7 Primetime returns.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Shopping


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=abr
TAPE#596-39
GRAPHIC=NONE


Holiday shoppers just can't seem to get enough when it comes to cash register lines and traffic.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The malls aren't quite as hectic as before the holiday, but steady crowds are expected all week.
What brings shoppers out in droves? Not only do they venture out to return and exchange unwanted gifts-- but the sales are a big draw as well.
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((GERALDINE FRITH/SHOPPER: WE FOUND SOME GOOD DEALS ON CHRISTMAS PAPER, 50 PERCENT OFF.)) ((HARRY FRITH/SHOPPER: IT'S WORSE THAN IT WAS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, ALMOST, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE STANDING IN LINE FOR THIS PAPER, CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR NEXT YEAR. ))
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VO-NAT


Retailers are happy that customers are still spending money.
Last year's sales were down-- they're hoping to increase their profits this year.
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P-Tech-Enrollment


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-41
GRAPHIC=va tech


A good college sports program helps team recruitment.
At Virginia Tech, good football seems to increase overall student enrollment as well.
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VO-NAT
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After last year's win over Texas in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, applications from Texas and Louisiana doubled.
So did the number of freshman from those states who actually enrolled.
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This year, overall applications for early decision are up 30 percent.
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((KAREN TORGERSEN/INTERIM UNDERGRAD ADMISSIONS DIR.: THIS YEAR WE HAVE OVER 1800 APPLICANTS WHO'VE APPLIED EARLY DECISION, STATING THAT VIRGINIA TECH IS THEIR FIRST-CHOICE SCHOOL. GENERALLY ABOUT 740, 750 STUDENTS ARE OFFERED EARLY DECISION. THIS YEAR THAT NUMBER IS OVER A THOUSAND, SO THAT'S A PRETTY SIGNIFICANT INCREASE. ))
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Torgersen believes Tech's athletic accomplishments are directly related to the increases, along with heightened academic recognition.
She says it's too early to know if the upcoming Florida Orange Bowl game against Nebraska will impact applications from those states.
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P-Highty-Tighties


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=HOLD


One of Virginia Tech's marching bands is being excluded from the Orange Bowl parade.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The university had committed 36 thousand dollars to send the Highty-Tighties, the Corps of Cadets regimental band.
But the director, Major George McNeill says the band was told last week that the parade is overbooked, and there's only room for ONE Tech band.
So it will be "The Marching Virginians" performing in the parade AND at half time.
McNeill says the Highty-Tighties are disappointed, but still honored to be selected as one of the bands representing Virginia in the presidential inaugural parade next month.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Tonight on Primetime Sports-- still more Tech news-- as the Hokies are warming up to the temperatures as well as underdog status in Florida.
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And-- State parks, historic sites and natural areas-- Virginia's got it all....and the beauty is now chronicled in a photography exhibit.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Park-Photos


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=va seal


In warmer weather, Virginians have been doing it for 60 years....going to the park.
The Virginia State Park system suggests a vacation back in time.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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(( Sixty years ago, Virginia became the first state to open an entire park system on one day.
Six parks, from Douthat to Fairy Stone, Hungry Mother to Seashore.
In commemoration, park officials dug deep into their archives to find what makes the parks special.
Some shots are just regular folks captured by the Civilian Conservation Corps that helped build the original parks.
Some are professional models, hired for promotional pictures.
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((JOE ELTON/VA. STATE PARKS DIRECTOR: THE BATHHOUSES THAT WERE CREATED AT THE TIME WERE VERY LARGE, VERY EXTRAVAGANT YOU MIGHT SAY IN TERMS OF THE SPACE AVAILABLE. BUT PEOPLE RECREATED DIFFERENTLY THEN. THEY MIGHT AFTER CHURCH ON SUNDAY, THE WHOLE FAMILY WOULD HOP IN THE CAR IN THEIR SUNDAY BEST ATTIRE AND GO TO THE PARK. AND THEN CHANGE AT THE PARK INTO THEIR SWIMMING WEAR. WHICH OF COURSE STYLES BEING WHAT THEY ARE HAVE CHANGED DRAMATICALLY SINCE THE 1930'S. AND SO THE APPROACH IS DIFFERENT. AND I THINK FAMILIES RECREATED TOGETHER A LOT MORE THEN. AND THAT'S DEPICTED IN THESE PHOTOGRAPHS.))
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White Virginians have enjoyed 60 years of parks...but until 1964, black Virginians went only to Prince Edward State Park for Negroes.
It's definitely a different era.
Smoking's big in these pictures.
And take a look at the cut of meat this camper's putting on the grill.
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((JOE ELTON/VA. STATE PARKS DIRECTOR: WE'VE GROWN DRAMATICALLY. WE HAD PROBABLY 91- THOUSAND VISITORS IN THAT FIRST YEAR IN 1936. AND WE'RE PROBABLY AT ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE MILLION THIS YEAR, DESPITE THE FACT THAT WE'VE HAD ONE OF THE WETTEST YEARS IN HISTORY.))
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And if you were in a park in 1996, this could be you in another few decades.
They sent the cameras back out this year to record it all for posterity.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.)) Forecasts
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P-Snow-Shovelling


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-44
GRAPHIC=winter weather


While we haven't necessarily had the big one this winter....shoveling snow is not the activity many of us are looking forward to most.
And a warning-- in some cases, it can be life threatening.
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It's a well known fact that heart attacks can be triggered in susceptible people-- by physical exertion-- and shoveling snow is certainly strenuous.
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((DR. JACOB HAFT/CARDIOLOGIST: SHOVELING SNOW IN PARTICULAR IS STRESSFUL BECAUSE IT'S AN ISOMETRIC EXERTION, WHICH MEANS YOU'RE LIFTING SOMETHING HEAVY, AND WHEN YOU DO THAT YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE GOES UP. ))
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****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
The rise in blood pressure puts additional stress on the walls of blood vessels already diseased with hardening of the arteries, athero-sclerosis.
In a recent study of 19 patients who were seen with acute chest pains or shortness of breath after shoveling snow, 15 of them had heart attacks or similar severe problems.
With x-rays, cardiologists determined most had experienced a sudden rupture in an area of atherosclerosis.
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((WHEN IT RUPTURES PART OF IT OBSTRUCTS THE FLOW OF BLOOD THROUGH THAT BLOOD VESSEL AND IT ALSO STIMULATES THE FORMATION OF A CLOT THAT CAN MAKE ALL THE BLOOD FLOW THROUGH THAT BLOOD VESSEL STOP.))
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Connie VO-NAT


And if blood flow stops in an artery supplying part of the heart muscle, the muscle dies and that's a heart attack.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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So a warning, if you have chest pain while shoveling snow, or even a few hours later, it may be the onset of a heart attack-- and you need to get to the emergency room.

cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#cool video
GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


At first glance,you might think our top video is just a bunch of businessmen in navy blue suits, carrying briefcases.
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VO-NAT


But not so!
In Plymouth Michigan, these guys are actually getting ready for another precision performance-- using their attache cases.
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*****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART*****
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The men-- doctors, lawyers, a judge a contractor-- all share a secret that's not so well kept.
All 16 are members of the Fred Hill Drill Team.
Hill formed the team in 1985-- as a promotional idea for his clothing store-- he assembled an eclectic group of men to make an unlikely marching band.
And the group was an instant hit.
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((FRED HILL/DRILL TEAM FOUNDER:IT'S GROWN EVER SINCE THEN AND WE TRAVEL AND WE TRAVEL THE COUNTRY AND HAVE JUST A BLAST!))
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The group gets about 50 requests a year to participate in parades around the country-- but because they are already successful professionals, they can't accept many of the invitations.
But of course, the promise of fame has been quite alluring.
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toss to sports

SP-Score


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-21
GRAPHIC=None


We will check in on Tech and UVa as they get ready to go bowling, plus we will have highlights from the NationsBank tip off, but we start primetime sports with
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SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI/Aloha Bowl; :00


a primetime play. Watch Navy's Corey Schemm make the one handed catch and then take the hit and hold on to the ball. Navy held on for the win yesterday over california in the Aloha Bowl to cap off a 9 and 3 season. Now you numbers. wipe to boards!!
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WIPE TO SCORES
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SP-Miami


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#st5-24
GRAPHIC=UVa/Miami


The Virginia Cavaliers have completed their game preparations for tomorrow night's 7:30 carquest Bowl showdown with the 19th ranked Miami Hurricanes.
SS=tech/Nebraska


The Virginia Tech Hokies just arrived in the sunshine state today.
And, Mike Stevens says, leaving the freezing Roanoke and Blacksburg temperatures behind has been just what the doctor ordered.
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SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :19
SUPER=@Mike1; :38
SUPER=01-John Ballein/Tech Director of Football Operations; :53
SUPER=01-Lester Karlin/Virginia Tech Equipment Manager; 1:15
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/UVa Running Back; 1:37
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SP-Hoops


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-2
GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops


8 high school teams began play in the NationsBank Holiday Classic. Glenvar shocked Cave Spring 72-64 in the opener and then Patrick henry topped William Byrd 62-55.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/Pirates vs. Vikings; :00


The Salem Civic Center was rockin tonight as Bill Pope's Vikings took on Riverside.
The Pirates Melvin farrington SUPER=33-Riverside/70/Northside/55;

collects the loose rock and goes the distance for the easy lay up and the Vikings trailed by 16.
Northside's Xavier Lee tried to bring his team back with 2 of his 7 points, but the lead was 18.
Darryl Holmes led all Northside scorers with 13, but the Vikings fall 70 to 55.
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A tough night for salem as well against Garfield. Travode Wallace takes
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the pass and finishes.
Salem can run. Sam Lazaro hits Marshall Wooldridge for the trey, but the Spartans lose 57-50.
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SP-Camby


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-25
GRAPHIC=Marcus Camby


One NBA matinee game pitted to old friends together this afternoon. Former UMass star Marcus Camby returned from a back injury just in time to beat his old coach as Toronto beat New Jersey 98-96.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Hamilton, Ontario/TBS; :00


Camby did not start but came off the bench early to face John Calipari.
Camby didn't waste any time trying to impress his former Minutemen coach, he hesitates and then goes over the defender for the jumper.
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The Raptors little man, Damon Stoudelmire then goes to work, driving the lane for 2 of his 18 points.
The Nets Robert Pack packed a big punch, scroing a game high 27 but the Raptors win by 2. (-------------)