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7trailer-ax


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Two people escaped serious injury this morning after their tractor trailor was smashed to pieces on Interstate 81.
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The driver apparently dorve the big rig off the interstate at the bridge over route 9-27.
The trailer was the only vehicle involved.
The two occupants were trapped inside for over an hour and a half.
One was transported to the hospital by lifeguard 10, but police say neither had life threatening injuries.
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7Shooting


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Two men are wanted by Roanoke police in connection with a shooting.
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22- year- old Clarence Patterson was shot in the hip at the Hunt Manor apartments last night.
Police say two men accosted Patterson, pulled out guns and fired several shots.
Patterson was hit once.
The suspects threatened another man before fleeing on foot.
Police spent more than an hour looking for bullets and shell casings.
Patterson was scheduled for surgery at Roanoke Memorial Hospital last night-- officials are not releasing his condition.
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7Buckingham


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The Buckingham Correctional Center is under lockdown after an inmate stabbed the Warden.
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SUPER=03-Buckingham Co./File Tape;


Corrections spokesman David Botkins says Eddie Pearson was seriously hurt but his wounds are not life threatening.
Four inmates suffered minor injuries.
Botkins says the stabbing happened yesterday afternoon 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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7Kwanzaa


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TAPE#96-108
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For many african americans, The day after Christmas is known as the first day of (Ka-wanza) Kwanzaa-- a celebration that runs through New Year's Day.
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The auditorium at the Harrison Museum in Roanoke quickly filled up.
as Many celebrated black culture and family values.
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IN Q=It's the people

((RUBY PORTER: IT'S THE PEOPLE GETTING TOGETHER. JUST BEING THANKFUL FOR WHAT THEY HAVE FOR THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS AND JUST BEING WITH LOVED ONES AND MEETING PEOPLE. THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT TO ME. ))
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OUT Q=about to me.
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VO-NAT


The holiday was developed 30 years ago as an attempt to boost African-American pride.
It's estimated that millions of people celebrate the holiday either in addition to OR instead of Christmas.
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7Lotto-Winner


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A Danville couple got a big present from the Virginia State lottery officials.
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Gary and Jeanette Goodson matched all six numbers in the December 21st Lotto drawing.
That was good for a one million, 377-thousand dollar payday.
The Goodsons paid a visit yesterday to the Danville Quick N' Plenty where they bought the winning ticket.
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SOT 7:10:39
IN Q=I looked at

((GARY GOODSON/LOTT WINNER: I LOOKED AT 'EM AND I THOUGHT THEY WERE RIGHT SO I WENT IN THE DEN WHERE SHE WAS SITTING. I GOT HER TO CHECK THEM AS I READ THEM OFF TO BE SURE THAT THEY WERE, AND SHE WAS SPEECHLESS THERE FOR THIRTY MINUTES
(LAUGHS). ))
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OUT Q=for thirty minutes (laughs).
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Yesterday the couple picked up their first of twenty checks worth over 45-thousand dollars.
The store that sold the winning ticket will receive a 5-thousand dollar bonus.
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7WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
It's going to be a cloudy day with highs in the low to mid 50s.
Tonight, the clouds will stick around, and lows should be in the mid to upper 30s. 7BIRTHDAYS! 12/29 & 12/30

SUPER=130-13/Anthony Saunders/Drakes Branch;



SUPER=130-80/Hester Smith/Riner;



SUPER=130-18/Taronza Graves/Long Island;



SUPER=130-11/Daniel Unger/Boones Mill;



SUPER=130-8/Nicholas Cox/;



SUPER=130-7/Zachary Nunley/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-30/Karen Guthrie/Rocky Mount;


Monday:

SUPER=130-9/Ryan Lewis/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-13/Amanda Custer/Fairlawn;



SUPER=130-5/Holly Saul/Riner;



SUPER=130-11/Travis Dale Hatcher/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-4/Ashley Kitzmiller/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-12/Damian Chaney/Danville;



SUPER=130-15/Janine Taffany Ferguson/Nathalie;



SUPER=130-2/Holly Moses/Ironto;



SUPER=130-12/Brandi Harrell/Axton;

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55trailer-ax


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GRAPHIC=accident


Two people escaped serious injury this morning after their tractor trailer was smashed to pieces on Interstate 81.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The driver apparently drove the big rig off the interstate at the bridge over route 9-27.
The trailer was the only vehicle involved.
The two occupants were trapped inside for over an hour and a half.
One was transported to the hospital by lifeguard 10, but police say neither had life threatening injuries.
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55Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A search is underway in Roanoke for two men involved in a shooting last night.
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22- year- old Clarence Patterson was shot in the hip at the Hunt Manor apartments.
Police say two men accosted Patterson, pulled out guns and fired several shots.
Patterson was hit once.
The suspects threatened another man before fleeing on foot.
Police spent more than an hour looking for bullets and shell casings.
Patterson was scheduled for surgery at Roanoke Memorial Hospital last night.
Officials are not releasing his condition.
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55Buckingham


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GRAPHIC=Prison Security


Violence at the Buckingham Correctional Center has the maximum-security prison under lockdown today.
The department says the 950 bed, maximum security prison was in "chaos"...but it was NOT a riot.
That's after an inmate stabbed warden Eddie Pearson in the neck.
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Corrections spokesman David Botkins says Pearson was seriously hurt but his wounds are not life threatening.
Four inmates suffered minor injuries.
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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55WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
It's going to be a cloudy day with highs in the low to mid 50s.
Tonight, the clouds will stick around, and lows should be in the mid to upper 30s.
Saturday, partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 50s, overnight lows will be in the upper 40s.
Sunday, there's a chance of showers with highs approaching 60 degrees. cutopen
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An accident on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County created some scary moments for two motorists this morning.
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A tractor trailer apparently left the interstate at the bridge over route 9-27 at 2-30 A-M.
The trailer was the only vehicle involved.
The two occupants were trapped inside for over an hour and a half.
One was transported to the hospital by lifeguard, but police say neither had life threatening injuries.
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8Shooting


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TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Police are searching for two men in connection with a shooting last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


22- year- old Clarence Patterson was shot in the hip at the Hunt Manor apartments.
Police say the two men accosted Patterson, pulled out guns and fired several shots.
Patterson was hit once.
The suspects threatened another man before fleeing on foot.
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Police then spent more than an hour looking for bullets and shell casings.
Patterson was scheduled for surgery at Roanoke Memorial Hospital last night-- officials are not releasing his condition.

8Tech-Admissions


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TAPE#96-95
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Virginia Tech's basketball team has won an N-I-T title, and its football team has gone to four straight bowls--
And tech officials say that increased exposure has led to more applications for admissions.
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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SOT 13:07:30

((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. ))

8Lotto-Winner


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A Danville couple has won the one- point- three million dollar lotto jackpot.
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Gary and Jeanette Goodson matched all six numbers in the December 21st Lotto drawing.
That was good for a one million, 377-thousand dollar payday.
The Goodsons paid a visit yesterday to the Danville Quick N' Plenty where they bought the winning ticket.
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SOT 7:10:39
IN Q=I looked at

((GARY GOODSON/LOTT WINNER: I LOOKED AT 'EM AND I THOUGHT THEY WERE RIGHT SO I WENT IN THE DEN WHERE SHE WAS SITTING. I GOT HER TO CHECK THEM AS I READ THEM OFF TO BE SURE THAT THEY WERE, AND SHE WAS SPEECHLESS THERE FOR THIRTY MINUTES
(LAUGHS). ))
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The couple picked up their first check yesterday.
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8WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
It's going to be a cloudy day with highs in the low to mid 50s.
Tonight, the clouds will stick around, and lows should be in the mid to upper 30s.
Saturday, partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 50s, overnight lows will Sunday, there's a chance of showers with highs approaching 60 degrees. be in the upper 40s.