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450 prisoners cause a disturbance in the Buckingham Correctional Center
after the warden is stabbed.
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And we'll check in as merchants hope to squeeze out the last of the holiday dollars now that the post Christmas shoppers have returned to the stores.
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Sports-head


ANCHOR=steve
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In sports, another NFL coach and his staff is fired today, we will here from him, the nationsbank tourney tips off,
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and Mike Stevens tips off his Virginia Tech and Virginia Bowl coverage from Miami.
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WX-Head
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A period of light rain is on the way tonight followed by a big warm up as we head for the new year. The weather story is coming up.

Buckingham


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#96-100
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The Virginia Department of Corrections says Buckingham Correctional Center was in "chaos" today, but it was NOT a riot.
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That's after an inmate stabbed warden Eddie Pearson in the neck.
Corrections spokesman David Botkins says Pearson is in serious but stable condition at a hospital in Farmville.
Botkins says the stabbing happened near the mess hall.
About 200 inmates were in the rec yard at the time.
Those inmates refused to return to their cells for about 45 minutes.
Botkins says dogs and a warning shot from a non-lethal pellet gun helped get the situation under control.
The stabbing is under investigation, and the department has a suspect who has not yet been charged.
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Airborne-Crash


ANCHOR=jean
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WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-92
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NTSB officials listened to the cockpit voice recorder of the ill-fated Airborne Express flight that crashed in Giles County.
But at this point, they're not releasing their findings.
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Investigators returned to the scene late this afternoon, and hope to wrap up their on sight probe tomorrow.
All six people on board were killed when the D-C 8 went down Sunday night.
A Greensboro T-V station is reporting the plane had trouble with its hydraulic system the day before the crash.
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Meanwhile, officials at Triad International Maintenance Corporation-- the company rebuilding the plane-- believe the problem had been fixed... and they've launched their own investigation.
TIMCO which just settled racial discrimination and sexual harrassment lawsuits... says its probe is out of concern for the victims' families.
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Nelson-Fatal


ANCHOR=Jean
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A man who was driving backwards on Route 29 last night was killed when his car collided with another vehicle.
It happened around nine in the northbound lanes of Route 29 near Arrington.
State police say 40-year old Lionel Dwight Crawford was backing up to meet with friends he had just passed along the roadway.
Crawford died at the scene.. a passenger in his car was treated and released from U-V-A hospital.
The driver of the other vehicle and her three-year old daughter were not injured in the crash.

Shopping


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jda
TAPE#96-97
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For retailers, the crush of business before Christmas was only half the battle.
Today the assault continued with the first round of returns and post-holiday sales.
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Joe Dashiell has more on the shopping season and what it will mean for local retailers.
He's at Tanglewood Mall tonight.
Joe are merchants pleased with the results?
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(What type of items are the best bargains today?)
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
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Still to come on the Newscast, Virginia Tech is still reaping sweet rewards from last year's Sugar Bowl victory,
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and we'll tell you why one of Tech's bands is not bowled over with a recent decision.
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Armed-Robbery


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Two men have been arrested for the robbery of a Roanoke convenience store.
39-year old Roger Dean Poindexter of Vinton pulled a pocket knife on a clerk yesterday at the Uni-Mart on South Jefferson Street.
Another man, 28-year-old Farris Slade Junior was waiting outside for Poindexter.
Both men were charged with robbery and are being held on bond.

David


ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96=94
GRAPHIC=legal scales


The man accused of a Christmas Eve murder in Lynchburg made his first court appearance this morning.
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33-year old James Michael David is charged with the beating death of his roommate inside their motel room early Tuesday morning.
37-year old Richard Lee (Mo-Yey) Moye apparently died of blunt force trauma to his body.
Police say the two men had been staying at the Ramada Inn for about two weeks.
They would not discuss a possible motive.
David was given a court-appointed attorney today, and remains held without bond.
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Park-Photos


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-91
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Summer vacations may seem years away.
But the Virginia State Park system wants to remind you of some summer outings that are decades away.
Ellen Qualls checked out a new photo exhibit at the Virginia Historical Society.
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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.

Stocks


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On Wall Street, the stock market posted strong gains today.
The DOW was up 24 points, closing at 65-hundred-47.
NASDAQ finished UP seven points.
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Tech-Admissions


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#96-95
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Virginia Tech's football team problems OFF the field don't seem to be affecting student interest in the university near as much as its ON-field success.
It appears more high school students than ever are considering becoming Hokies.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( Last year's Sugar Bowl victory over Texas thrust Virginia Tech into a limelight it had never seen before, and apparently left potential students clamoring to be a part of it.
Freshman applications AND enrollment jumped significantly.
There was even double the number of students from Texas and Louisiana, where the Sugar Bowl was played.
Ironic? Maybe not.
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((KAREN TORGERSEN/INTERIM UNDERGRAD. ADMISSIONS DIR.: I EVEN HAD A CALL FROM A MOTHER AFTER THE SUGAR BOWL. THEY WERE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HER SON WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT VIRGINIA TECH THAT HE ENDED UP GOING TO THE HOTEL WHEN THE GAME WAS OVER AND BEING IN THE LOBBY WHEN THE TEAM CAME IN, AND IN FACT HAD NEVER REALLY SHOWN ANY INTEREST IN VIRGINIA TECH. BUT IT TURNED OUT HE DID APPLY TO VIRGINIA TECH. ))
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Torgersen says last summer, the number of visitors who came to check out the campus increased 50 percent.
So far this year, early decision applications are up 30 percent.
Officials are convinced the athletic success is directly related, though they're quick to point out other factors as well.
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((I THINK WE'RE BECOMING VERY WELL-KNOWN AS A HIGH-TECH SCHOOL AND THAT'S VERY APPEALING TO TODAY'S GENERATION. WE'RE ONE OF ONLY A HANDFUL OF SCHOOLS IN THE NATION THAT AMONG THEIR GRADUATES THIS YEAR HAD BOTH A NOBEL PRIZE WINNER AND A RHODES SCHOLAR. AND SO ACADEMICALLY THE WORD IS CERTAINLY OUT IN THE STREET THAT WE'RE AMONG THE BEST. ))
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Torgersen says it's too early to tell how the upcoming Orange Bowl game against the Cornhuskers may impact the numbers of applications from Nebraska and Florida.
Tech has targeted next Fall's freshman enrollment at 43 hundred 50 students. That's 600 fewer than this year's.
Tracy Altizer, News 7 Blacksburg. ))

Highty-Tighties


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NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=HOLD Tech


One of Virginia Tech's marching bands is being excluded from the Orange Bowl parade.
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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 the band to represent Virginia in the presidential inaugural parade next month.
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Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
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Mike Stevens will have a report from Miami as Virginia Tech and Virginia get ready for bowls, The Nationsbank tourney tips off,
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and another NFL coach is fired after a disappointing regular season finish.
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S-Bowls


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The Virginia Cavaliers have finished preparing for tomorrow night's showdown with the Miami Hurricanes in the Carquest Bowl.
And while they're almost set to head back home,
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the Hokies are just beginning their Florida excursion.
But Mike Stevens says it didn't take Tech long to figure out this vacation isn't going to be all fun and games.
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S-Fontes


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
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TAPE#=FB96-3
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Today, Detroit's Wayne Fontes and his staff became the latest to receive pink slips.
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Fontes Hugged owner William Clay Ford before speaking at his last news conference as coach. The Lions were just 5 and a 11 this season. Fontes's playoff record was 1 and 4.
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S-Rice


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In the day's only NBA matinee game, Former UMass star Marcus camby returned from a back injury to beat his old coach as Toronto beat New Jersey 98-96.
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Camby did not start but came off the bench early to face John Calipari.
Camby didn't waste any time in trying to impress his former Minutemen coach, as 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.
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S-Nations


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-1
GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops weekly


The NationsBank Holiday Hoops Classic tipped off this afternoon at the Salem Civic Center.
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In the opener, Cave Spring coach Billy Hicks contended with Glenvar's Art Lawrence.
In the third, Glenvar's Josh Williamson picks off Alex Phillips
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pass, goes coast to coast for the lay up.
Cave answered. Wally Kern nails the three pointer from the top of the key to tie it at 44 all.
Then, Glenvar's Josh Hollyfield connects on the shot and the Highlanders stun the Knights 72-64.
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William Byrd took on Patrick Henry in the second game. The Terriers Kevin
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Stump led his team with 21 points,
But the Patriots were to strong. Boo Battle tallied 21 as PH wins 62-55.
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S-Express


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A win over Richmond tomorrow, and the Express will tie it's longest win
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In 4 wins, Roanoke has scored 23 goals. Jeff Jablonski and Ilja Dubkov have combined for 60 points on the year.
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Promo


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Coming up tonight on News 7 at 11,
It all started 30 years ago as an attempt to boost African-American pride.
Now, the festival of Kwanzaa is becoming a larger part of the holiday season.
The seven-day observance kicked off today.
We'll bring you some of the local celebration tonight at 11.
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And to catch the late news a little earlier-- Take Prime Time Board Fullscreen watch News 7 Prime Time.
That's at 10 p-m on W-E-F-C.
Check your cable listings for the channel in your area. And don't forget to join us for News 7 at 11, right here on W-D-B-J. Talent=Jean