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Coming up on News 7-
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A man charged with murdering an elderly woman enters a plea to avoid the death penalty.
British Au-Pair Louise Woodward is back in court.
Plus evidence hits the road in the Unabomber case.
And UVa's Anthony Poindexter wins this year's Dudley Award.
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News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
A tough year could be in store for tobacco farmers.
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Cigarette companies say they'll cut tobacco purchases by 15 percent.
SUPER=03-Great Falls, MT;


The cabin where suspected unabomber Theodore Kaczynski lived- is now on it's way to California.
The cabin will be used by both the prosecution and defense as evidence.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


A runaway school bus crashes into William Byrd High School just fifteen minutes before school let out.
Luckily no one was hurt.
SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia;


Plus Pizza Hut has a new face in it's ads- Former Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
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Join us for News 7 at Eleven.


Reid


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A 52-year man old charged with murdering an elderly woman was in court today.
James Reid was carrying a photo album and birthday card when he went to visit Annie Lester at her home in Christiansburg, last October.
But witnesses say Reid had been drinking and was also carting a bottle of wine.
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SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Prosecutors say sometime later Reid beat and repeatedly stabbed the elderly woman he'd worked for as a handyman.
Today Reid entered an Alford plea in court in hopes of avoiding the death penalty.
The plea acknowledges the state's evidence-- without admitting guilt.
The defense maintains Reid doesn't remember what happened that day because of the alcohol.
His attorneys point to the fact Reid did not try to conceal his blood covered clothes after the crime as an indication of his state of mind.
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14:00:52
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((ROBBIE JENKINS/REID'S ATTORNEY:IT SEEMS THAT IF SOMEBODY WAS AWARE OF WHAT THEY'D DONE AND HAD COMMITTED A CRIME LIKE THAT-- THAT THEY WOULD'VE SNUCK OVER THERE, THAT THEY WOULD'VE HAD A WEAPON ON THEM, THAT THEY WOULD'VE SNUCK AWAY FROM THE HOUSE, THEY WOULD'VE TRIED TO CONCEAL WHAT HAPPENED OR CLEAN THEMSELVES UP AND NONE OF THIS HAPPENED.))
SUPER=01-Robbie Jenkins/Reid's Attorney; :00
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OUT Q=none of this happened.
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Forensic evidence showed Lester was not raped.
More than one hundred dollars was found in Reid's possession but it wasn't clear if it was stolen from Lester.
The defense will present its case when court resumes tomorrow.
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Lawson


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Lynchburg police make an arrest in the murder of an elderly man more than two weeks ago.
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72-year old Samuel J. York was found stabbed to death in his apartment November 17th.
On Monday, Maryland police stopped 27-year old Kenneth Lloyd Lawson as he was driving YORK'S stolen car.
Lawson was returned to Lynchburg where he now faces murder charges.
Police have also recovered a possible murder weapon.
Lawson remains held without bond.
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Bomb-death


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TAPE#97-82
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Authorities don't know exactly what Tammy Lynn Baker picked up off the sidewalk in Louisa County early this morning.
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SUPER=03-Louisa Co.;


Whatever it was, instantly exploded, killing Baker and her unborn child.
Louisa County Police believe she grabbed a bomb intended for someone in the apartment complex.
The bombing is being investigated as a murder.
Louisa County is just east of Charlottesville.
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Byrd-Bus


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A near disaster at William Byrd High School this afternoon, when a runaway school bus crashed into the building.
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The bus rolled across an empty parking lot, fifteen minutes before school let out.
It hit the side of the building, punching a large hole in a classroom wall.
No one was hurt.
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((RICHARD FLORA/TRANSPORTATION SUPERVISOR; THIS YEAR IT'S EMPTY, IT'S BEING RENOVATED AS PART OF THE PROJECT THAT'S GOING ON DOWN HERE, IT WAS AN OCCUPIED CLASSROOM LAST YEAR, THIS YEAR IT'S EMPTY AND IS JUST ABOUT , WAS ALMOST FINISHED BEING RENOVATED.))
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The bus driver said she stopped the bus, set the parking brake, and went inside.
When she came out it was rolling away.
School officials are interviewing other drivers who were in the lot at the time, hoping someone saw what happened.
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Tobacco-quota


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TAPE#97-73
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Tobacco farmers are feeling the pinch from not only the government, but now from cigarette companies.
As Tina Tenret reports, cigarette companies say there will be a 15-percent reduction in tobacco purchases.
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SUPER=01-Harry Lea/Tobacco Warehouse Owner; :00
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape; :12
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((HARRY LEA/TOBACCO WAREHOUSE OWNER: IF YOUR EMPLOYER... THAT HURTS.)
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Harry Lea says because the government is cracking down on tobacco, cigarette companies don't want to be stuck with surplus.
For the farmer, that means some of his fields will lie barren and his equipment unused.
In Danville, where the tobacco market rang in profits of 100-million-dollars this year, that could mean a 15-million-dollar loss.
And prices have dropped to the 1983 level, which means further loss.
Still, Lea remains optimistic.
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IN Q=For the young man

((HARRY LEA/TOBACCO WAREHOUSE OWNER: FOR THE YOUNG MAN... LIVELIHOOD FOR HIM.))
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TAKE SU HERE
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IN Q=Farmers are not all doom

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: FARMERS ARE NOT ALL DOOM AND GLOOM -- THERE'S STILL DEMAND FOR AMERICAN TOBACCO. BUT THEY SAY FARMS THAT DO NOT QUICKLY ADAPT TO CHANGE COULD GO BELLY UP. TINA TENRET, NEWS7, DANVILLE.))
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School-Shooting


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A 14 year old charged with killing three students may not have acted alone-
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SUPER=03-West Paducah, KY;


The Sheriff in McCracken county says that's his gut feeling.
Sheriff Frank Augustus says there's no evidence to back up his theory- but he notes how Michael Carneal brought five guns to school-
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((I DON'T BELIEVE THIS BOY PLANNED THIS BY HIMSELF. I REALLY DON'T. I BELIEVE THERE'S SOMEONE IN BACKGROUND THAT WE NEED OR WE NEED TO TALK TO. )) 14:02:38 ((DAN BOAZ/PROSECUTOR: THE WAY IT WAS CARRIED OUT, THE AMOUNT OF WEAPONS HE HAD ON THEM THE WAY THAT HE DID IT. IT JUST LOOKS TO ME LIKE IT WAS DEEPER THAN A FIT OF RAGE.))
SUPER=01-Frank Augustus/McCracken Co. Sheriff;
SUPER=01-Dan Boaz/County Prosecutor; 09
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OUT Q=a fit of rage."
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SUPER=03-West Paducah, KY;


Today the Principal searched students bags as they arrived for class.
Bill Bond says he believes suspect Michael Carneal was teased at school-
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((BILL BOND/PRINCIPAL: I DID READ BACK THROUGH SOME OF THE WRITING HE HAD DONE AND LOOKED AT SOME OF HIS SCHOOL WORK AND I THINK HE FELT LIKE HE WAS WEAK.))
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OUT Q=he was weak."
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Three students were killed in the attack- five were wounded. Two remain hospitalized.
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Unabomber


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Ted Kaczynski's cabin is making the trek to California.
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It's the cabin where the suspected Unabomber tried to get away from it all-
SUPER=03-Great Falls, MT;

Today it became part of rush hour traffic. The unusual piece of evidence is bound for Sacramento where Kaczinsky is being tried.
Robert Graysmith has studied the unabomber case and says the cabin is central to understanding Ted Kaczynski.
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((ROBERT GRAYSMITH: EVERYTHING THAT MAN EVER OWNED WAS IN THAT CABIN. UH EVEN ACCORDING TO THE PROSECUTION, THE SUNGLASSES AND THE HOODED SWEATSHIRT.))
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OUT Q=THE HOODED SWEATSHIRT."
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The cabin is just ten by twelve feet-
The defense will use the cabin to show the jury Kaczynski has a mental defect.
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((I THINK IT WILL CONVINCE THEM THAT NO RATIONAL HUMAN BEING COULD'VE LIVED LIKE THAT FOR 25 YEARS.))
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Prosecutors plan to show the cabin is where Kaczynksi planned a string of deadly bombings.
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Tease#1



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Coming up on News-7 at Eleven, the Virginia Lottery holiday scratch game has some christians itching for a fight
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and coming up we'll see who's breathed new life into Buena Vista's old Blue Bird plant.
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Des-Champs


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Blue Bird hasn't made a bus in Buena Vista for five years.
But Andrew Freiden reports a local company is breathing new life into Blue Bird's empty building.
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SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00
SUPER=01-Debbie Garret/Buena Vista Vice Mayor; 34
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(( Des Champs laboratories has been in cramped facilities for years.
But the company wouldn't buy the Blue Bird site-- the price was just too high.
It took an agreement between Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County to make the move a reality.
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((Andrew Freiden: People hear a lot on the news about sick buildings...NICK DES CHAMPS: THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT-- SICK BUILDING SYNDROME. AND WE ARE THE SOLUTION TO THAT PROBLEM. ))
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Des-Champs Laboratories produces air conditioning units for large institutional buildings.
And the three governments say Des-Champs is a breath of fresh air on the economic landscape.
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((DEBBIE GARRETT/BUENA VISTA VICE MAYOR: IT'S WONDERFUL TO HAVE A COMPANY LIKE DES CHAMPS THAT CAME HERE AND GAVE US A TRY AND IS KNOW GROWING BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS. ))
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((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER: THE THREE LOCALITIES CALL THIS BUILDING A SUCCESS STORY-- WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T CALL IT THE OLD BLUEBIRD PLANT. IF YOU DO, YOU'RE SURE TO RUFFLE SOME FEATHERS. ))
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butt/butt/butt
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((DEBBIE GARRETT/BUENA VISTA VICE MAYOR: I THINK WE'D LIKE TO START CALLING THE AREA THE ROCKBRIDGE REGIONAL INDUSTRIAL PARK, BUENA VISTA. BECAUSE WE HOPE THERE WILL BE FUTURE ROCKBRIDGE INDUSTRIAL PARKS. ))
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((NICK DES-CHAMPS: WELL, IF THEY WANT TO CALL IT BLUEBIRD, WE CAN'T DO MUCH ABOUT IT, CAN WE. WE PAINTED IT A DIFFERENT COLOR, SO AT LEAST WE'LL REMOVE THAT IMAGE. IT'S NOW PAINTED BRONZE, THE COMPANY BUILDING COLORS. ))
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And Nick Des Champs hopes the spacious new building helps keep his company stay in the black.
Andrew Freiden News 7, Buena Vista.))

Lottery-Xmas


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NEWSCAST=11pm
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TAPE#97-76
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You may be itching to play it.
But the Virginia Lottery's latest instant scratch game is rubbing some religious conservatives the wrong way.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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(( There's NO getting around it.
It's a cute ad.
But some religious conservatives think the popular lottery's treading where even angels fear to tread-- mixing religion with gambling.
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((JUST SLIDE DOWN IT. NOTHING TO IT HE SAYS. THE VIRGINIA LOTTERY BRINGS YOU THREE GREAT GIFT IDEAS FOR THE HOLIDAYS.))
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It's sacrilegious and NOT amusing says the Virginia Association of Independent Baptists.
But lottery officials say it's NOT a Christmas ticket -- it's a holiday ticket.
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((PENELOPE KYLE/VA. LOTTERY DIRECTOR: I DIDN'T THINK THERE WAS ANY CHRISTIAN SYMBOL, NOT EVEN OVERT. NO WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY CONCERNS AT ALL. WE ARE EXTREMELY CAREFUL AT THE LOTTERY, BEING A STATE AGENCY, NOT TO DO ANYTHING THAT REPRESENTS ANY PARTICULAR RELIGION.))
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((BILL KINCAID: IT'S KIND OF SHAME ON THE LOTTERY BOARD. AND SHAME ON THE DIRECTOR. THEY'RE JUST KIND OF REACHING NEW LOWS EACH WEEK. THEY'VE NOW OPENED UP NEW LOTTERY DRAWINGS FOR SUNDAY. AND THE NATURAL THING WOULD BE CHRISTMAS LOTTERY TICKETS IN EVERYBODY'S STOCKING. AND THEN WHY DON'T WE JUST -- WE'LL HAVE TO SEE WHAT EASTER BRINGS.))
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((PENELOPE KYLE/VA. LOTTERY DIRECTOR: WE'VE NEVER HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH EASTER. AND I'VE NEVER HEARD ANY PROPOSAL TO DO THAT.))
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In defense of the Lottery, we voted for it.
And the staff's mandate is to make money.
And note again in the ad-- it's just Mom and Dad's stockings.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Tease#2



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SOFT MUSIC
Coming up a little later, one former Soviet leader is going from Perestroika to pepperoni,
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and 48-years of service to Roanoke City is coming to an end.
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Au-Pair


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The case of British Au-Pair Louise Woodward will be back in court next spring.
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A Superior Court judge agreed to speed up the appeals process and to consolidate the defense and prosecution into one case.
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((MARTHA COAKLEY/PROSECUTOR: WE BELIEVE THIS IS ANOTHER STEP FOR THE COURTS TO REVIEW AND DETERMINE THAT IN FACT THE JURY REACHED THE RIGHT VERDICT IN THIS CASE.))
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OUT Q=and determine that."
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But prosecutors wanted Woodward back in prison.
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((HARVEY SILVERGATE/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THIS IS ABSURD. IF SHE WAS GOING TO FLEE SHE WOULD HAVE LEFT THE FIRST DAY.))
SUPER=01-Harvey Silvergate/Defense Attorney;
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A jury found Woodward guilty of murder in the death of Matthew Eappen-
But Judge Hiller Zobel reduced the charge to manslaughter and sentenced her to time already served.
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Gorby-Pizza


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He sold Perestroika- Now he's selling Pizza.
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SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia;


Former Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev will appear in a commercial for Pizza Hut.
Gorbachev has turned down previous TV offers but a spokesman says he agreed this time because his Foundation needs cash.
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((THE REASON IS THE FOUNDATION NEEDS A NEW BUILDING.))
SUPER=01-Polyakov/Gorbachev Spokesman
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The foundation for political and economic studies doesn't receive public funds because of President Boris Yeltsin's hostility toward Gorbachev.
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hudson


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NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-88
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The Greater Roanoke community said goodbye to a long time public servant tonight.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Roanoke Sheriff Alvin Hudson served the city for 48 years.
He started out as a motorcycle cop, and 28 years later got elected sheriff.
He's stepping down at the end of the year-- after his 20th year at the head of the sheriff's department.
Hundreds of well wishers gathered tonight to bid him farewell.
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Forecasts
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S-Extra


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The Express is getting Todd Norman back for this weekend's games.
Norman spent the last ten games with St. John in the AHL where he had 4 goals and 3 assists.
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S-Dudley


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NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TF97-2
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The Downtown Club in Richmond hosted last night's Dudley Award ceremony as the top college football player in the state was named.
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SUPER=03-Richmond; :00


This beauty is the prize that goes to the winner. Previous recipients include the likes of Jim Druckenmiller, Cornell Brown, Cary Perkins and Shawn Moore, the inaugural winner in 1990.
This year UVa's Anthony Poindexter beat out Tech's Ken Oxendine and William & Mary's Alvin Porch to win it.
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((ANTHONY POINDEXTER/1997 DUDLEY AWARD WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/1997 Dudley Award Winner; :00
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OUT Q=....THIS AWARD."
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Poindexter, the former Friday Football Extra player of the week from Jefferson Forest, received congratulations from the award's namesake, Bullet Bill Dudley.
But Anthony wouldn't even tell Big Bill his plans for next year.
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((ANTHONY POINDEXTER:))
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OUT Q=...AND HERE."
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S-East


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VF97-2
GRAPHIC=DUDLEY AWARD
SS=BIG EAST


The day wasn't a total loss for Ken Oxendine as the senior was named to the Big East conference's second team all-star squad last night.
In all the Hokies but six players on the first team.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00


Place Kicker Shayne Graham from Pulaski County, who had a record setting season for the Hokies is a first team selection for the second straight year.
And on the defensive side, safety Pierson Prioleau, who saved the Miami game with this interception on a two point conversion also grabbed a spot on the first team.
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Gennaro DiNapoli, Todd Washington, Kerwin Hairston and punter Jimmy Kibble also made first team all-Big East.

S-UNC


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11PM
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-12
SS=gator bowl


The Gator Bowl continues to be a likely destination for the North Carolina Tarheels, but will the Heels have their coach once they find their postseason home?
The answer likely is no!
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SUPER=04-NCAA; :00


Reports from Texas last night said Mack Brown has agreed to become the new head football coach at the University of Texas.
Brown was not at UNC's practice yesterday, reportedly he was in Austin.
SUPER=04-1996;


If he takes the job he will replace John Mackovic, who was fired and reassigned this past Saturday.
Mackovic was the University's 27th head coach.
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S-Carquest


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-8
GRAPHIC=CARQUEST


Georgia Tech became the first ACC team to officially accept a bowl bid today as the Yellow Jackets said yes to the Carquest.
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SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Last Saturday; :00


The game will be played on December 29th at Pro Player stadium in Ft. Lauderdale.
And it will mark Georgia Tech's first postseason appearance in six years.
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((GEORGE O'LEARY/GA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
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OUT Q=...FOR THEM."
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S-NBA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-9
GRAPHIC=NBA


Earlier this week Warriors guard Latrell Sprewell was suspended for 10 games without pay for getting into a fight with his head coach P.J. Carlesimo.
Yesterday Sprewell finally broke his silence on the incident.
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SOT
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((LATRELL SPREWELL/WILL LOSE $950,000 IN SUSPENSION:))
SUPER=01-Latrell Sprewell/Will Lose $950,000 In Suspension; :00
RUNS=:33
OUT Q=...THE GUYS."
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TEASE COMING

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
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Still to come tonight, we'll shift gears to baseball and checks in with one of area's up and coming
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pro sports stars - Houston Astros flame thrower Billy Wagner.
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S-Wagner


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-14
GRAPHIC=BILLY WAGNER


Houston Astros star Billy Wagner was back in the area this past weekend, proving again that you're never too big time to come back home.
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SUPER=04-MLB; :13
SUPER=01-Billy Wagner/Houston Astros Pitcher; :24
SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 23; 1:04
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OUT Q=...150 DOLLARS."
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(( Wagner spent a couple of hours at the Roanoke Civic Center's annual Thanksgiving weekend card show signing autographs on Saturday.
This past season he also attempted to make his signature fast ball a fixture in the big leagues.
In his first full year as the central division champion Astros closer he appeared in 62 games, struck out 106, and picked up 23 saves. ((BILLY WAGNER/ASTROS RELIEF PITCHER:))
The former Tazewell high school and Ferrum College standout was joined in Roanoke by his Mom - and although he now lives in Houston his ties to the area remain tight. His wife is from Dublin and back on January of this year, he returned to southwest Virginia to talk to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes about his faith. Something you have to have when you're only 60 feed and 6 inches away from danger every time you go to work. ((BILLY WAGNER:))
Although he's part of the big leagues, Wagner lacks the big time attitude. In fact, he was amazed that one of his rookie cards is already worth $150 dollars.))
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Acutab


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=none


What began as a sideline for John Lawless is quickly becoming a full- time job.
The Roanoke County resident is building a successful publishing company on the popularity of bluegrass music.
Joe Dashiell has his story.
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IN Q=Don't be surprized
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-John Lawless/AcuTab Publications; :30
SUPER=@Joe2; :45
SUPER=01-Sammy Shelor/Lonesome River Band; :57
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((Don't be surprized to find John Lawless comparing notes with some of the biggest names in Bluegrass.
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((AND YOU'RE PROBABLY HAMMERING ONCE, BUT NOT THE SECOND TIME. SO YOU'RE SLIDING. YEAH.))
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Scott Vestal is one of the country's top banjo pickers, a former bluegrass banjo player of the year. QUICK NAT SOUND OF VESTAL PLAYING
Lawless is a talented musician in his own right, a bluegrass banjo teacher, and an up and coming publisher of musical notation.
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((WHEN A POPULAR ROCK BAND RELEASES AN ALBUM, WITHIN A COUPLE OF MONTHS THERE'S THE GLOSSY FULL COLOR BOOK WITH ALL THE GUITAR TABLATURE AND HOW TO PLAY THE LICKS AND ALL THAT STUFF , BUT PEOPLE HADN'T BEEN DOING IT WITH BLUEGRASS MUSIC.))
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OUT Q=with bluegrass music.

NAT SOUND OF BOOKS COMING OFF PRESS
The books that have rolled off the presses at Valley Printers have found a loyal audience.
And Lawless has signed a deal with one of the country's largest distributors of music, that will put Acutab publications in music stores across the country.
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SOT 11:40:14
IN Q=When I was growing up,

((WHEN I WAS GROWING UP I TRIED TO LEARN NOTE FOR NOTE LIKE J.D. CROWE, TERRY BAUCOM AND EARL SCRUGGS, AND TO WALK AROUND A FESTIVAL AND HEAR A JAM SESSION AND HEAR SOMEBODY PLAYING WHAT YOU DO NOTE FOR NOTE, IT'S VERY FLATTERING.))
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OUT Q=very flattering.


Acutab's first book belonged to Sammy Shelor, a member of the Lonesome River Band, and another bluegrass banjo player of the year. NAT SOUND OF SAMMY PLAYING
Shelor and Lawless are old friends, and Shelor helped introduce him to other musicians.
The success of the first books has produced other collaborations.
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SOT 11:08:58
IN Q=Like I joke around

((LIKE I JOKE AROUND WITH PEOPLE SOMETIMES, I'M NOT MAKING A FORTUNE, BUT J. D. CROWE RETURNS MY CALLS. I DON'T HAVE EARL SCRUGGS RETURNING MY CALLS YET, BUT I'M WORKING ON THAT TOO.))
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Joe Dashiell News 7)) OUT Q=working on that too.