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News-head

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Up next on News 7 at 11...
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A Danville fire forced them out of their homes... now they may be going to court.
The JonBenet Ramsey murder case may be headed to a Grand Jury.
And singer Tim McGraw draws a crowd at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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News 7 at 11 is next.

Fire-Lawsuit


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
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Victims of a recent apartment fire in Danville may try to recover some of their losses in court.
The Thanksgiving night fire at Cabin Lake Apartments left 250 people homeless.
Now, they're asking for their money back.
Denise Allen has more.
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((STEPHANIE HARRIS/CABIN LAKE RESIDENT: THEY'RE TELLING US IF WE DIDN'T HAVE RENTERS' INSURANCE WE'RE OUT OF LUCK. THERE ARE FAMILIES THAT HAVE NOWHERE TO GO.))
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Stephanie Harris says she's probably not going to get her deposit back or the rent she's paid.
The Cabin Lake complex is actually classified as condominiums.
That means there are many different owners or landlords.
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((Tell me what you all are seeking? IMMEDIATELY TO AT LEAST GET THEIR SECURITY DEPOSITS BACK AND POSSIBLE SOME PRO-RATED RENT SO THEY CAN BUY SOME BASIC NECESSITIES.))
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Some of the tenants are getting their deposits back, but they still plan to take legal action because of the serious maintenance problems they say existed.
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((HARRIS: BASICALLY PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT THE OTHER PEOPLE HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT IT , BUT WHEN WE ALL GET TOGETHER AND DISCUSS IT, IT COMES OUT THAT THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM AND NOTHING WAS DONE ABOUT IT. IT HAD TO RESULT TO THIS.))
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Debra Corcoran has represented many other fire victims and says even the tenants who just experience smoke and water damage could be at risk.
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((CORCORAN: THE PEOPLE REMAINING IN THIS BUILDING WILL PROBABLY SUFFER FROM SOMETHING WE CALL TOXIC TORT SYNDROME; ALLERGIES, FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS AND THEY WON'T REALLY BE ABLE TO ISOLATE IT AND WHAT IT WILL HAVE BEEN IS THE SMOKE COMING ON OVER.))
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Fire officials are looking into complaints that the smoke detectors did not work.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Corcoran says drawing attention to the possible safety hazards could help prevent other tragedies.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Jon-Benet


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
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There are reports that the prosecutor in the JonBenet Ramsey murder will take the case to a grand jury.
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SUPER=@File


Ramsey was murdered almost a year ago.
Newsweek magazine says Boulder, Colorado district attorney Alex Hunter wants to present the case to a grand jury, hoping witnesses testifying in secret will give up information they haven't given police.
Hunter is also under pressure from a new Colorado law that says a report on the case must be made public, if the grand jury doesn't issue an indictment.
There are still no named suspects in the case.
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Hamas-rally


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
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As negotiators try to salvage the peace process in the Middle East, there
were more harsh word for Israel today. (----------------)
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The spiritual leader of the Islamic group Hamas called on his supporters to continue a holy war against Israel.
Sheikh Ahmed Yassin said "now we are a weak people, but in the future we will be a strong people and Israel will vanish from the earth."
Yassin was released from an Israeli prison last month.
His release was part of an effort to calm Palestinian anger over a failed Israeli attempt to assassinate a Hamas official in Jordan.
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Holiday-Travel


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-77
GRAPHIC=Holiday Travel


Holiday travel is taking its toll on motorists along Virginia highways - nearly a dozen people have died in traffic accidents over the past few days.
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Students heading back to college and travelers making their way home from relatives' homes make the Sunday after Thanksgiving a busy one for state troopers.
75-percent of the state police work force is on the road for the "CARE Holiday."
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((R.J. CARPENTIERI/STATE POLICE: AND THE CARE HOLIDAY STANDS FOR COMBINED ACCIDENT REDUCTION ENFORCEMENT BY OUR DEPARTMENT. LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME THERE WERE SEVEN FATALITIES IN THE STATE AND ALREADY THIS YEAR THERE HAVE BEEN 11 AS OF THIS MORNING AND 2 OF THOSE WE KNOW WERE ALCOHOL RELATED.))
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Carpentieri says the weather plays a big role in the number of accidents.
The holiday travel weekend started Wednesday and ends midnight tonight.
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Tease#1



ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11

SOFT MUSIC
It's normal for people to be in high spirits during the holidays.
But, police are hoping those who drink don't get behind the wheel.
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So, officials are setting up checkpoints like this one to catch drunk drivers.
It's part of a state wide effort that we'll tell you more about when the news continues.
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MAD-COW-DISEASE


ANCHOR=ERIC
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Scientists in Scotland fear they may have three new cases of Mad Cow Disease on their hands--after a transplant involving infected human tissue.
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Eye tissue from a 53-year old woman infected with the disease was reportedly transplanted into two men and an elderly woman.
An expert says the odds of contracting the disease through the procedure are great.
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((DR. STEPHEN DEALER/CJD SPECIALIST: IT'S A VERY RARE DISEASE, AND I'M VERY UNHAPPY THAT IT'S BEEN TRANSFERRED TO SOMEBODY ELSE. I MUST ADMIT, THE RISK OF TRANSFERRING THROUGH A CORNEAL GRAFT IS UNACCEPTABLY HIGH. ))
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The woman suffered from lung cancer.
But, an autopsy also revealed that she had Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease
(KROYTS'-felt JAY'kuhb) or C-J-D, which kills the brain.
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Checkpoint


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Weekend
WRITER=mfe
TAPE#=97-74
GRAPHIC=Drunk Driving


As the holiday season comes near, so does the watchful eye of Roanoke City police on the lookout for drunken drivers.
Intern reporter Matt Feret talked to officials at one checkpoint and has this report.
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((A sobriety checkpoint was set up near Vinton last friday night in an effort to curb holiday drunk driving.
There, law enforcement officials approached drivers to see if they had been drinking.
Officers don't just smell for an alcoholic beverage, they use other means of detection as well.
Not maintaining eye contact, speech patterns and other tell-tale signs can tip off an officer that the driver may have had one too many.
If an officer suspects the driver to be drunk, a series of simple coordination tests are done.
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((Describe what i need to do here now, what kind of things are you looking for when i walk? THIS IS A WALK AND TURN TEST, YOU WILL TAKE NINE STEPS, FIRST THING, LET'S GET YOU IN THIS POSITION. PUT YOUR RIGHT FOOT IN FRONT OF YOUR LEFT. Right foot in front of my left. HANDS AGAINST YOUR SIDES. Sides. REMAIN IN THAT POSITION UNTIL I TELL YOU TO DO OTHERWISE. Ok. DO YOU UNDERSTAND SO FAR? uh-huh. ALRIGHT.))
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And following those directions EXACTLY are a big part of the test.
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((THE ONLY THING YOU DID WRONG WAS YOU TURNED WRONG. I turned wrong. YOU TURNED TO YOUR RIGHT. Now, what would happen if I did turn wrong? Would i go to another test? WELL, WE COUNT THAT AGAINST YOU. I LOOK FOR TWO OUT OF A POSSIBLE EIGHT DETECTION POINTS, AND THAT WOULD BE ONE OF THEM. BUT THAT'S THE ONLY THING I SAW. SO, WITH THAT ALONE.. NO.. IF YOU HAD REALLY BEEN DRINKING, I WOULD HAVE GONE ON TO MORE TESTS.))
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But for those drivers who DO chose to drive while under the influence, big brother will be watching.
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((Lt. Bower/Roanoke City Police Dept.: THESE OTHER FOLKS THAT CHOOSE TO DRINK AND DRIVE, NEED TO BE AWARE THAT WE'RE GONNA BE OUT HERE, AND BE OUT HERE IN FORCE AND ITS FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL AND IF YOU'RE CAUGHT IMPAIRED DRIVING, YOU'RE PROBABLY GOING WITH US. DOESN'T MAKE FOR A GOOD HOLIDAY.))
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The checkpoint was operated as part of a massive state-wide traffic program, "Smart, Safe and Sober" emphasizing safe driving.
Matt Feret, News 7.))

Business-Review


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
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A slice of historic Roanoke land is spared from industrial development.
And area malls brace for an onslaught of holiday shoppers.
Scott Goldberg has those stories in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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97-73 ((Horses will once again graze near the old Monterey mansion in Roanoke's industrial park.
The city is moving Roanoke's mounted police headquarters onto the land where Yelverton Oliver raised horses before the Civil War.
The land would've been next in line for industrial expansion. 97-76
Virginia growers say it's a healthy crop of Christmas trees this year.
Farmers credit a dry summer for fighting off fungus and other diseases.
And recent rain should help trees last longer after they're cut down. 97-
Will it be a healthy season for retailers?
Economic forecasts say no, but at least one local mall says yes.
Valley View reports sales are up six percent from last year.
A good sign, because the mall counts on strong holiday sales.
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((SCOTT ASHCRAFT: SOME STORES WILL DO ONE-HALF THEIR ANNUAL SALES THIS TIME OF YEAR. WE'LL DO 40 % OF OUR ANNUAL PROFIT.)) DJIA PRE PRO
Not much action on Wall Street.
The Dow finished the week losing 58-points.
The Nasdaq dropped 20.
That's this week's News-7 Business Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
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Tease#2



ANCHOR=Eric
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SOFT MUSIC
Roy Stanley will be here in a few minutes with more highlights from last night's Virginia, Virginia-Tech match-up.
And, Andrew Freiden will be along with the extended weather forecast for your work week.
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Project-Warm


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pmp
WRITER=Dal
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Cozy hearth fires create more than atmosphere for many people. Often they're a primary source of heat.
So, Project Warm is offering free firewood to people who can't afford to pay for it.
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Volunteers from the Church of the Brethren run the program.
All the needed firewood is donated, usually by contractors; then the volunteers split it and deliver it to the needy.
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((MARC WILSON/PROJECT WARM: THE VAST MAJORITY OF THEM ARE ELDERLY OR RETIRED FOLKS. A LOT OF THEM ARE HANDICAPPED. WE DO HAVE A LOT OF SINGLE MOTHERS ON OUR LIST WE DELIVER TO REGULARLY, LIMITED OR FIXED INCOME FAMILIES.))
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This is the program's second year.
Last year Project Warm delivered 190 loads of wood to 63 families.
Marc Wilson says they don't need any more wood, but they would like to serve more families.
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((WILSON: I EXPECT THAT WE WILL DOUBLE THAT THIS YEAR AND WE'RE PREPARED TO DO IT. WE COULD PROBABLY HANDLE 400 LOADS OR MORE TO THESE FAMILIES.))
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The Salvation Army coordinates the project's deliveries.
So if you or someone you know needs help keeping warm this winter, contact The Salvation Army and ask about Project Warm.
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Mortgagemobile


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-82
GRAPHIC=none


The goal of the Virginia Housing Development Authority is safe, affordable housing for everyone.
So, the Authority is bringing the money to the people in the "Mortgage-mobile".
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The R-V is a fully equipped loan office--the brain-child of the Virginia Housing Development Authority.
V-H-D-A staffers travel through far Southwest Virginia offering loan counseling.
They're targeting people who thought they'd never be able to afford a home.
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((MICHAEL LOCKING/FIELD ORIGINATOR AGENT: PEOPLE WHO HAVE A GROSS FAMILY INCOME BETWEEN 18-THOUSAND TO 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS THAT'S THE RANGE WE COVER THE MOST. DEPENDING ON THE PROGRAM WE GO UP TO 48-THOUSAND FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR AND THERE'S NO REAL BOTTOM LIMIT OTHER THAN THE AMOUNT OF HOUSE THEY CAN PURCHASE.))
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V-H-D-A officials say traditional banking systems don't usually accommodate these people, and they thought the mortgage-mobile would be less intimidating.
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Forecasts
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S-Skins


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#RS97-1
GRAPHIC=Skins/Rams


The Washington Redskins are behind the wall as far as the N-F-L playoffs go.
St. Louis upsets the Redskins yesterday afternoon 23 to 20 on a Jeff Wilkins field goal.
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The Redskins would get on the board first when Gus Frerotte hits Larry Bowie who take it in from 39 yards out and Washington led 7 to nothing in the first quarter.
Washington led 10 to 3 but the Rams would score when Tony Banks hit Amp Lee he takes it in from 36 yards out and the score was tied at 10 to 10 at the half.
The Rams took the lead with five minutes left in the third quarter Gerald Moore takes the handoff and scores from the five to make it 17 to 10 Rams.
A field goal made it 17 to 13 then Washington would tie the game at 20 to 20 when Frerotte hands off to Brian Mitchell who scores from the two yard line.
But The Rams got the ball back with SUPER=30-St.

Louis/23/Washington/20/;1:50 left drove it down field and set up the Jeff Wilkins field goal and the Rams beat the Redskins 23 to 20.
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((DICK VERMEIL/RAMS HEAD COACH: ))
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ANCHOR=Roy
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Washington drops to 6-6-and 1.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.

S-Giants


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
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GRAPHIC=Giants/Bucs


The Washington loss allows the New Giants to maintain a one game lead in the N-F-C East.
But New York failed to help itself losing to Tampa Bay 20 to 8.
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Tampa took the lead in the second quarter when Trent Dilfer passes one yard to Mike Alstott to make it 7 to nothing Buccaneers.
Tiki Barber taking a break riding the bike on the sideline.
Alstott would score his second touchdown of the day when he takes the handoff and scores up the middle from the 10 to make it 14 to 3.
Tampa Bay put the icing on the cake SUPER=30-Tampa Bay/20/N.Y.

Giants/8/;in the fourth quarter when Eric Rhett takes in from 1 yard out Tampa Bay beats the Giants 20 to 8.
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ANCHOR=Roy
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The Panthers lose to New Orleans. More on that later on Mornin'.

S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#CP97-1
GRAPHIC=Panthers/Saints


Carolina's drive for a playoff spot was road blocked yesterday afternoon when Doug Brien booted a field goal to give the New Orleans Saints a 16 to 13 win.
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SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/FOX SPORTS; :


Mike Ditka was back on the sidelines over the weekend as his team went to work.
In the second quarter, Ray Zellars scores on the 10 yard run over the right side and the Saints led 10 to nothing.
But the Panthers rallied in the fourth quarter Fred Lane takes the handoff breaks a tackle and bounces out side to score Carolina trailed 13 to 10.
John Kasay tied it with a field goal SUPER=30-New

Orleans/16/Carolina/13/;then with just seconds left on the clock Brien boots the field goal and the Saints win it 16 to 13.
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S-NFL


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-2
GRAPHIC=Chiefs/49-ers


San Francisco's 11 game win streak ended this afternoon at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs.
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SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO/FOX SPORTS; :


Chiefs coach Marty Schottenheimer checks his play sheet on the sideline.
Rich Gannon threw three touchdown passes two to Andre Rison as the Chiefs knocked off the 49-ers.
For all of this afternoons scores lets check the boards.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, The Cavaliers and Hokies wait for bowl invitations we'll show you a putt worth a million Dollars.
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and Tom Lehman wins the big money after two days of the Skins Game.
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S-Wahoos


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF97-2
GRAPHIC=Tech/Uva


Virginia and Virginia Tech can now turn their focus to the bowl season.
Steve Mason addresses that issue in a recap of last night's 34-20 UVa win.
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((There is nothing chilly about Aaron Brooks's November numbers. 14 touchdown passes and only 1 interception. 390 passing yards accompanied 4TD's against a Virginia Tech team ranked 9th nationally in scoring defense. ((AARON:)) ((FRANK BEAMER:)) Virginia tech's offense was nearly 100 yards short of it's season rushing average and asked quarterback Al Clark to pick up the slack; He did; throwing 2 touchdown passes on a bumb knee.
UVa running back Thomas Jones turned in his second best rushing effort of the season; gaining 102 yards while scoring 2 touchdowns. ((THOMAS:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((STUEWE:)) ((AL)) Gator Bowl officials attended the game and could invite a Tech team that; by bowl time; should have had enough time to heal physically and mentally. ((BEAMER:)) ((PEIRSON:))
While the Hokies will have a post season; the wahoos proved; to at least the Independence bowl official in the press box; that they deserve one. ((:)) ((:)) The Cavaliers victory was the first over the Hokies at Scott Stadium since 1991. In Charlottesville, Steve Mason news 7 sports")) ((
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S-Golf


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-19
GRAPHIC=PGA Logo


Tom Lehman took home the big money in the Skins game this afternoon.
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Lehman had the hot hand in the two day event he ran off seven birdies over the final nine holes to win a total of 300-thousand dollars. Lehman won the overall battle with 10 Skins.
Mark O'Meara would came back today and get in the money. He earned 240 thousand dollars to finish second in the Money.
Tiger Woods won 60-thousand yesterday but his putter was off today and he was shutout over the final nine holes.
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S-Putt


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-14
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


And how about a putt worth 1 million dollars. Well, 41 year old Edd Lancaster took a stroke at it today in Palm Harbor, Florida.
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SUPER=03-Palm Harbor, FL; ;


Lancaster was selected from one million entires in the Gillette Putting Challenge.
He worked for a week with former L-P-G-A player Jane Blalock. but his putt rolled over the edge of the cup. He didn't win the million but collected 50-thousand dollars and a kiss from his wife.
Now here's the rest of tonights numbers.
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Road-Report


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=Road Report
GRAPHIC=Road Report


Your drive into work should be much easier than fighting the holiday traffic these last few days.
But, there are some trouble spots on the roadways to avoid and a tip from V-DOT to speed-up your commute.
Stacey Martin has this week's Road Report.
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((There's little to hold up your commute except a few lingering construction projects.
In Roanoke, bridge work continues along Wood Haven Road over Interstate 581.
Some lane closures are possible this week.
And, VDOT says they've been getting many false calls about malfunctioning traffic lights due to confusion about new technology requiring drivers to pull-up closer to road markings.
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((BOBBY PERDUE/VDOT: THERE'S A WHITE LINE ABOUT 18 INCHES WIDE RIGHT AT THE END OF THE LANE THAT EVERY INTERSECTION, NOT ONLY AT SIGNAL INTERSECTIONS, BUT AT STOP SIGN TOO. PULL UP TO THAT WHITE LINE LIKE YOU MEAN BUSINESS DON'T CRAWL IN THERE AT A SNAIL'S PACE. PULL UP TO THTA LINE AND THE ELECTRONIS WILL KNOW THAT YOU'RE THERE.))
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Elsewhere around the region.. pre pro
In Smyth County VDOT says temporary traffic signals are set up along the Route 6-60 bridge.
Only one lane of traffic is crossing the bridge while repairs to it are underway. pre pro
And, in Bland County bridge repairs are underway along Route 52 in the Rocky Gap area.
That's it for this week's Road Report.
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About 6,000 people crammed the Roanoke Civic Center to see country singer Tim McGraw tonight.
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Many fans got their first glimpse of the singer overhead--on a platform.
But, most waited anxiously to see if he would sing "It's Your Love" with his wife Faith Hill.
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How far would fans drive to see McGraw, who's show included performances by Martina McBride and Sons of the Desert?
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And what is it about McGraw that draws such a crowd?
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Tim McGraw is the son of former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Tug McGraw.
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