23:00-01

Civil-Rights

ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=eea
TAPE#=NET
GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton


President Clinton is expected to announce the appointment of Bill Lann Lee to the Justice Department's civil right's office.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Republicans in the Senate have blocked Lee's nomination, because they don't like his support of affirmative action, but the president can still appoint him while the senate is in recess.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=none


Judiciary Affairs Committee chairman Orin Hatch said a "slowdown" in confirmations could occur if the President goes around the senate... but added that things might go a little better if Lee is named "acting head" of the civil rights division.


Minority-Mentors


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-79
GRAPHIC=none


Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Roanoke Valley is one of several programs competing for black men willing to volunteer as role models.
As David Johnson explains, the organization is looking at new ways to close the gap.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=JEREMY PRESTON IS NOT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Mason Haynesworth/Big Brother; :16
SUPER=01-Jeremy Preston/Little Brother; :28
SUPER=01-Dominic Trent/Little Brother; :45
SUPER=19-David Johnson; :54
SUPER=01-June House/Big Brothers-Big Sisters; 1:05
RUNS=1:49
OUT Q=NEWS 7


((Jeremy Preston is not Mason Haynesworth's little brother by blood, but you wouldn't know it to hear it from the 10-year old.
The two are as close as real brothers--with Mason serving as a positive role model for Jeremy.
Mason says a neighbor did the same for him when he was a child.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-14:25:30
IN Q=IN GROWING UP

((MASON HAYNESWORTH/BIG BROTHER; IN GROWING UP THAT WAY, I FELT THAT I COULD ADD SOME IMPACT TO SOME KIDS LIFE OUT THERE. ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=OUT THERE.


Jeremy has known Mason for two weeks, but says, so far, so good.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-14:31:56
IN Q=IT'S NICE

((JEREMY PRESTON/LITTLE BROTHER; IT'S NICE BECAUSE I COULD NOT DO THIS WITH MY MOM, NOTHING LIKE THAT. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=LIKE THAT


Over the past 24-years, the Norfolk-Southern audit director has had four little brothers, including one he was a mentor to for 10-years.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-14:29:02
IN Q=IT'S BEEN A

((DOMINIC TRENT/LITTLE BROTHER; IT'S BEEN A POSITIVE CHANGE IN MY LIFE AND THE WAY I LOOK ON THINGS. TO SEE MY FUTURE AND HOW I WANT IT TO BE. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=IT TO BE

((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING: A FUTURE, SOMETHING EVERY CHILD WANTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO. BUT FOR 30-BOYS, ALL ON A BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS WAITING LIST, 18-OF THEM AFRICAN-AMERICAN, THIS IS WHERE THEY WANT THEIR FUTURE TO BEGIN.))
RUNS=:10
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-10:02:37
IN Q=WE HAVE A DIFFICULT...

((JUNE HOUSE/BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS; WE HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME RECRUITING MEN IN GENERAL, BUT MORE SO AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES. SO WE ARE SEEKING AT THIS TIME AFRICAN-AMERICAN ROLE MODELS, POSITIVE PEOPLE WHO ARE WANTING TO BE INVOLVED IN A CHILD'S LIFE. ))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=...A CHILD'S LIFE.


To make matters worse, there's competition for volunteers from other organizations in need of minority mentors.
Presently, Mason is the only active black mentor in Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-10:04:30
IN Q=SO THERE IS A

((SO THERE IS A CONCERN BECAUSE PARENTS ARE COMING IN ASKING FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE ROLE MODELS FOR THEIR CHILDREN AND WE'RE TELLING THEM WE DON'T HAVE THEM. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=WE DON'T HAVE THEM


So the organization has set up a task force to resolve that problem.
The goal is to increase the number of positive black male role models to about a dozen. David Johnson, News 7.))
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Nursing-Home


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=97-96
GRAPHIC=Bedford County Seal


Bedford County nursing homes are having to reduce the number of residents to comply with new regulations.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.


The regulations require nursing homes to have 80 square feet of space per resident.
Some of the rooms in Bedford County's facility fall just short of that mark.
The home has reduced its number of residents from 56 to 50 this month... and may have to reduce that number by nine more by mid- March.
That could spell financial disaster.
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SOT 00:44:10
IN Q=We have a

((BILL ROLFE/BEDFORD CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WE HAVE A LICENSE FOR A 56- BED FACILITY AND OPERATING IT AT FIFTY BEDS IS JUST NOT A SMART THING TO DO. IF WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO THE CIP PROJECT THEN WE OUGHT TO SEE IF WE CAN SELL THE SIX BED SPACES TO SOMEBODY ELSE.))
SUPER=01-Bill Rolfe/Bedford Co. Administrator; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=to somebody else.
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VO-NAT


Expansion plans are in the works for the nursing home.
In the meantime, area legislators are pushing the state to grant Bedford County a waiver that would allow it to keep all its residents.
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Bedford-Supes


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=97-78
GRAPHIC=Bedford County Seal


The Bedford County government is getting a new look just in time for the new year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/This Week


Circuit court judge William Sweeney this week swore in new members of the board of supervisors and the school board.
One new member says having an entirely elected board should eliminate some of the recent in- fighting.
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SOT 00:31:59
IN Q=We'll all be

((MARK GOODE/NEW BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: WE'LL ALL BE ANSWERING TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC RIGHT NOW, NOT TO SAY THAT THEY WERE NOT BEFORE, BUT OUR PERSONAL CONCERNS NEED TO BE SET ASIDE FOR THE CONCERNS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC.))
SUPER=01-Mark Goode/New Bedford Co. School Brd.; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=the general public.
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VO-NAT


Bedford supervisors this week also honored District Two member Calvin Updike, who is stepping down after twenty years on the board.
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Schools-Carroll


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#=97-98
GRAPHIC=Education


Many children dream of becoming President and some Carroll County students are learning about the responsibilities that go along with the job.
Teresa Hamilton explains.
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SOT
IN Q=The profit
SUPER=03-Cana; :00
SUPER=01-Alicia Hall/Seventh Grade; :23
SUPER=01-Nathan Sebens/Seventh Grade; :35
SUPER=01-Gary Larrowe/VA Cooperative Extension Service; :50
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=NEWS 7, Cana.

((
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7:33:28
SOT
IN Q=Nat sound

((TEACHER SPEAKS: THE PROFIT IS? ALICIA? STUDENT SPEAKS: WHEN YOU MAKE MORE MONEY THAN YOU SPEND. ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=you spend.


Seventh graders at Saint Paul school in Cana are learning the value of money-- first hand.
It's part of a program called YESS!/Mini Society.
The course teaches students the ins and outs of economics-- by having them establish their own country, flag and currency.
(/////SOT/////)

7:47:48
SOT
IN Q=Our country

((ALICIA HALL/SEVENTH GRADE:OUR COUNTY WAS CALLED DIXIELAND AND WE TOOK THE CONFEDERATE FLAG APPROACH AND OUR MONEY, WE MADE IT OUT OF PAPER, COLORED PAPER. NATHAN SEBENS/SEVENTH GRADE:OUR COUNTRY IS THE VILLAGE OF THE CRAZIES AND OUR CURRENCY IS CRAZY MONEY AND WE HAVE SEVERAL CANDY BUSINESSES. ))
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=candy businesses.


The economics lesson doesn't stop there.
After getting established-- the students face other challenges-- as their country grows.
(/////SOT/////)

7:55:39
SOT
IN Q=They have

((GARY LARROWE/VA. COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE: THEY HAVE TO SOLVE ALL THESE SOCIAL PROBLEMS, ECONOMIC PROBLEMS, AND THE OTHER SITUATIONS THAT ARE NEEDED TO ACTUALLY THRIVE IN BUSINESS AND IT TEACHES ENTREPRENEURSHIP, TEACHES THE PUBLIC SERVICES VERSUS PRIVATE SERVICES, AND ALL THESE ASPECTS THAT ARE IN BETWEEN, SO THAT THEY END UP MAKING A PROFILE AND A FEW OF THEM EVEN END UP GOING BANKRUPT. ))
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=going bankrupt.


Larrowe and Virginia cooperative extension agent, Cathy Sutphin, helped make the program possible-- writing the 25- thousand dollar grant-- which was funded by the Kaufman Foundation.
The program is also underway in Wythe and Bedford Counties.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Cana. ))

Tease#1



ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11

SOFT MUSIC
Landmines aren't the only thing sometimes left behind in countries once ravaged by war--
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VO-NAT


as thousands of people in Germany found out.
They were forced to evacuate their town when police came across a deadly explosive.
We'll explain when the news continues.
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Comm#1



German-Bomb


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=eea
TAPE#=NET
GRAPHIC=none


A 2 ton bomb forced police to empty a German town today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Germany;


The massive bomb, left over from allied air raids in World War II, launched the biggest post war evacuation in the country.
26 thousand people were told to leave their homes and stay in shelters while explosives experts spent several hours dis-arming the bomb's two detonators.
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Desert-Rescue


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=eea
TAPE#=NET
GRAPHIC=none


A thirteen year old girl hiked 20 miles across the Mojave desert in California, to save her mother and baby brother.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Edwards AFB, CA;


The trio's car ran out of gas on Edward's Air Force Base.
They began walking in freezing temperatures, but the mother, carrying a 22 month old baby became tired, so the girl went on alone.
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SOT 15:04:08
IN Q=when we located

((COL. ED DEIULIO/AIR BASE WING COMMANDER; WHEN WE LOCATED THE 13 YEAR OLD GIRL SHE HAD A BOTTLE OF WATER WITH HER AND A COUPLE OF BLANKETS SO THEY SEEMED TO BE REAL SMART REGARDING WHAT THEY NEEDED TO DO IN ORDER TO SURVIVE IN THE AREA THEY WERE. ))
SUPER=01-Col. Ed DeIulio/Air Base Wing Commander;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=they were
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VO-NAT


A helicopter located the mother and baby... The baby is in serious condition, all three were treated for hypothermia.
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Parenting-12/12/97


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=Parenting
GRAPHIC=Parenting


Many parents find themselves going way beyond their budget when it comes to buying presents for their children at Christmas time.
On this week's Parenting, Stacey Martin spoke with a financial advisor on ways to cut back in the days that remain.
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SOT
IN Q=Santa has the
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Tom Nasta/Personal Financial Advisor; :19
SUPER=@Stacey2; :27
RUNS=1:02
OUT Q=SM, News7.


((Santa has the easy part--listening to youngsters'long Christmas wish lists of toys, stuffed animals and more.
But, it's parents who have to spend the money to make those wishes come true.
Though Christmas is only eleven days away it's not too late to get back on track if you've overblown you're budget.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16.26.23 - 16.26.30
IN Q=One is when

((TOM NASTA/FINANCIAL CONSULTANT AND INVESTMENT MGR.: ONE IS WHEN THEY'RE OUT BUYING IF YOU USE CASH IT MAKES YOU REALIZE HOW MUCH THE MONEY IS AS OPPOSED TO USING PLASTIC OR DEBIT CARDS.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=or debit cards.


To put a stop to overspending Nasta also suggests making a shopping list and sticking to it.
And, though it may be too late now, Nasta says next Christmas it's best to determine early on what you CAN and CAN'T afford.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16.28.59 - 16.29.17
IN Q=The parents have

((TOM NASTA/FINANCIAL CONSULTANT AND INVESTMENT MGR.: THE PARENTS HAVE TO DECIDE WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO GIVE THEIR CHILD. SOME OF THESE JACKETS AND THINGS ARE 250 DOLLARS. I DON'T THINK WEALTHY PEOPLE BUY JACKETS FOR THAT BUT SOMETIMES PEOPLE WANT THEIR CHILDREN TO HAVE SOMETHING, STRETCH THEMSELVES BEYOND THEIR BUDGET AND THEN END UP PAYING FOR THAT FOR NOT JUST SIX MONTHS BUT MAYBE FOR A YEAR.))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=for a year.


Stacey Martin, News 7.))

Long-Airdox


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=tha
TAPE#=97-77
GRAPHIC=Coal Mining


An international mining company found a new home in Blacksburg this week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Wednesday;


Long-Airdox is located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.
The company is a leading maker of coal mining equipment.
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9:04:17
SOT
IN Q=WE EXPECT

((IAN MENZIES/LONG-AIRDOX PRESIDENT: WE EXPECT TO EMPLOY BETWEEN 40 TO 50 PEOPLE. PROBABLY ABOUT 25 OF THESE WILL BE EXISTING EMPLOYEES SO WE WILL BE DOUBLING THROUGH TIME, THROUGH 1998.))
SUPER=01-Ian Menzies/Long-Airdox President; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=through 1998.
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VO-NAT


Officials with Virginia Tech's Corporate Research center say they're equally excited by the move.
Long-Airdox currently has 26 facilities in seven countries.
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Minority-Mentors


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-79
GRAPHIC=none


Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Roanoke Valley is one of several programs competing for black men willing to volunteer as role models.
As David Johnson explains, the organization is looking at new ways to close the gap.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=JEREMY PRESTON IS NOT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Mason Haynesworth/Big Brother; :16
SUPER=01-Jeremy Preston/Little Brother; :28
SUPER=01-Dominic Trent/Little Brother; :45
SUPER=19-David Johnson; :54
SUPER=01-June House/Big Brothers-Big Sisters; 1:05
RUNS=1:49
OUT Q=NEWS 7


((Jeremy Preston is not Mason Haynesworth's little brother by blood, but you wouldn't know it to hear it from the 10-year old.
The two are as close as real brothers--with Mason serving as a positive role model for Jeremy.
Mason says a neighbor did the same for him when he was a child.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-14:25:30
IN Q=IN GROWING UP

((MASON HAYNESWORTH/BIG BROTHER; IN GROWING UP THAT WAY, I FELT THAT I COULD ADD SOME IMPACT TO SOME KIDS LIFE OUT THERE. ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=OUT THERE.


Jeremy has known Mason for two weeks, but says, so far, so good.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-14:31:56
IN Q=IT'S NICE

((JEREMY PRESTON/LITTLE BROTHER; IT'S NICE BECAUSE I COULD NOT DO THIS WITH MY MOM, NOTHING LIKE THAT. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=LIKE THAT


Over the past 24-years, the Norfolk-Southern audit director has had four little brothers, including one he was a mentor to for 10-years.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-14:29:02
IN Q=IT'S BEEN A

((DOMINIC TRENT/LITTLE BROTHER; IT'S BEEN A POSITIVE CHANGE IN MY LIFE AND THE WAY I LOOK ON THINGS. TO SEE MY FUTURE AND HOW I WANT IT TO BE. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=IT TO BE

((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING: A FUTURE, SOMETHING EVERY CHILD WANTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO. BUT FOR 30-BOYS, ALL ON A BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS WAITING LIST, 18-OF THEM AFRICAN-AMERICAN, THIS IS WHERE THEY WANT THEIR FUTURE TO BEGIN.))
RUNS=:10
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-10:02:37
IN Q=WE HAVE A DIFFICULT...

((JUNE HOUSE/BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS; WE HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME RECRUITING MEN IN GENERAL, BUT MORE SO AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES. SO WE ARE SEEKING AT THIS TIME AFRICAN-AMERICAN ROLE MODELS, POSITIVE PEOPLE WHO ARE WANTING TO BE INVOLVED IN A CHILD'S LIFE. ))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=...A CHILD'S LIFE.


To make matters worse, there's competition for volunteers from other organizations in need of minority mentors.
Presently, Mason is the only active black mentor in Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-10:04:30
IN Q=SO THERE IS A

((SO THERE IS A CONCERN BECAUSE PARENTS ARE COMING IN ASKING FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE ROLE MODELS FOR THEIR CHILDREN AND WE'RE TELLING THEM WE DON'T HAVE THEM. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=WE DON'T HAVE THEM


So the organization has set up a task force to resolve that problem.
The goal is to increase the number of positive black male role models to about a dozen. David Johnson, News 7.))
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Tease#2



ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p

SOFT MUSIC
By now you know all about Bikes-or-Bust--but another fundraiser is also going on now to make sure kids have a happy Christmas.
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VO-NAT


Instead of bikes, the group is collecting toys.
We'll tell you about the kick-off for the event when the news continues.
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Comm#2



Feedback-12/14


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#=Feedback
GRAPHIC=News 7 Feedback


A hunter is firing back at criticism of a story on a girl who shot and killed a bear.
Here's News-7's Feedback, with assignment editor Joe McKean.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=The profile of
RUNS=1:40
OUT Q=JM, News 7.


((The profile of nine-year-old bear hunter Victoria Falls brought a complaint from a viewer last week.
She didn't like the story, or the values it represented.
A hunter from Ferrum responded:
"It is patently irresponsible and ignorant to lump together a terrible crime, the NRA, and a legal hunt in the same breath.
While no one can deny that a terrible crime has occurred in Paducah, Kentucky, it is simplistic to blame the gun. No gun ever killed anyone unless directed by an act of criminality, madness or stupidity, except when ruled acts of self-defense. A gun is a tool, and no more responsible than a hammer is responsible when you smack your thumb.
The NRA promotes responsible gun ownership by law-abiding citizens. Millions of children have been taught gun safety by the NRA's "Eddie Eagle" program. Thousands of Virginians have received firearms training through the NRA in hunter safety courses, and in order to obtain concealed carry permits...(The writer) is certainly entitled to her opinions against hunting, but no more than those of us who hunt are entitled by law to do so. I can't remember ever hearing of a child who is taught responsible use of a firearm to target shoot or hunt using a deer rifle in a driveby shooting, or to settle a drug debt. On the contrary, learning gun safety instills personal responsibility and negates the entertainment industry's morbid fascination and sensationalization of gun violence.
Our mailing address at News-7 is P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Faxes should be sent to 343-7269.
The email address is news@wdbj7.com.
And you'll find our moderated online forum on our web page, www.wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

Tot-toys


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-81
GRAPHIC=Christmas


Fewer needy children will go without Christmas presents this year, courtesy of an annual toy drive.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


For the eighth consecutive year, the 'Toys-for-Tots' campaign got underway this weekend.
With the help of the Marine Corps and Harley Davidson Owners group, a 'Hog Drive' kicked-off the event.
About two hum-vee vehicles were loaded down with nearly twelve-hundred toys and more than 13-hundred dollars in donations were taken in as well.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-3:49:36
IN Q=WE USE THE CASH

((STAFF SGT. MICHAEL THOMAS/WE USE THE CASH DONATIONS TO BUY TOYS THAT FOR SOME REASON WE DON'T GET THE OLDER-AGE CHILDREN, LIKE FROM ELEVEN TO FOURTEEN. AND WE TRY TO USE THAT MONEY TO SATISFY THOSE NEEDS.))
SUPER=07-Staff Sgt. Michael Thomas
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=THOSE NEEDS.
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VO-NAT


All of the toys will go to the Salvation Army, which will, in turn, distribute the gifts to less fortunate families.
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S-Packers


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-4
GRAPHIC=Packers/Panthers


The Carolina Panthers saw their playoff hopes end yesterday at Ericsson Stadium.
Brett Favre passed for 256 yards and three touchdowns as Green Bay beat Carolina 31 to 10.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/FOX SPORTS; :


Packer coach Mike Holmgren watching his team start a drive.
Favre drops back and fires a bullet to Antonio Freeman who takes it in from 58 yards out and the Packers jumped out to the 7 to nothing lead in the first quarter.
Green Bay added another score in the first quarter. Favre hooking up with Robert Brooks on the 25 yard touchdown pass play to make it 14 to nothing Packers.
Carolina's first touchdown came in SUPER=30-Green Bay/31/Carolina/10/;the

fourth quarter. Fred Lane takes the handoff and scores from 35 yards out to make it 24 to 10 but the Packers win it 31 to 10.
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S-Cowboys


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-3
GRAPHIC=Cowboys/Bengals


For the first time since 1990, The Dallas Cowboys will be home for the N-F-L playoffs.
Boomer Esiason passed for 242 yards and two touchdowns as Cincinnati Beat Dallas 31 to 24.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/FOX SPORTS; :


Barry Switzer checking the action from the sideline.
On their second possession, The Cowboys take it to the house when Sherman williams scores from three yards out to make it 10 to nothing Dallas in the first quarter.
But the Boomer went to work here he pitches it to Eric Bieniemy who cuts outside and scores from 20 yards out and the score was tied at 10 to 10.
The first of Boomer's two T-D passes SUPER=30-Cincinnati/31/Dallas/24/;on

the day came in the second quarter this bomb to Darnay Scott covering 48 yards to make it 17 to 10 Bengals and Cincinnati wins it 31 to 24.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="The one thing..

((BARRY SWITZER/COWBOYS HEAD COACH: )) ((TROY AIKMAN/COWBOYS QUARTERBACK: ))
SUPER=01-Barry Switzer/Cowboys Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Troy Aikman/Cowboys Quarterback; :09
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=.......not quitting."
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S-Lions


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-5
GRAPHIC=Lions/Vikings


Detroit needs one win to qualify for the N-F-L Playoffs. Herman Moore's one yard touchdown catch with 3 seconds left gave the Lions a 14
to 13 win over Minnesota.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/FOX SPORTS; :


The Viking fans showing support for quarterback Randall Cunningham.
In the first quarter, Cunningham pitches to Robert Smith who cuts his way into the end zone from 22 yards out to make it 7 to nothing Vikings.
But the Lions come right back. Scott Mitchell hooks up with Cory Schlesinger on the one yard touchdown pass and the score was tied at 7 to 7.
Minnesota led 13 to 7 on two field SUPER=30-Detroit/14/Minnesota/13/;

goals then Mitchell puts it up for Moore who out jumps the defender for the one yard touchdown pass and Detroit wins it 14 to 13.
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S-Jets


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-2
GRAPHIC=Jets/Bucs


The New York Jets are in a three tie for the top spot in the A-F-C East. The Jets clinched their first winning season since 1988 beating Tampa Bay 31 to nothing.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/FOX SPORTS; :


Cool Bill Parcells watching his team get a lead on the Bucs.
Otis Smith intercepted two passes and returned them for scores then in the
third quarter Leon Johnson takes SUPER=30-N.Y. Jets/31/Tampa Bay/0/;this

kickoff and he slips through the Buc coverage on his way to a 101 yard score the Jets win it 31 to nothing for their first shutout in four years.
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S-NFL


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-9
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/NBC SPORTS; :


Jimmy Johnson's Dolphins missed a shot at Clinching a spot in the playoffs today.
Colts quarterback Jim Harbaugh passed for three touchdowns today as Indianapolis routed the Dolphins 41 to nothing.
Now, Here's the scores.
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Sports Tease


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


And coming up, Florida State and Florida go to the wire in a college basketball game in Orlando this afternoon.
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And V-M-I beats Penn State at Cameron Hall in Lexington today.
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S-VMI


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V-M-I welcomed Penn State to Cameron Hall in Lexington yesterday afternoon.
The Keydets rallied in the second half to beat Nittany Lions 71 to 68.
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The Keydet pep band pumping up the crowd before the tipoff.
V-M-I's Jason Bell takes it to the hoop and scores drawing the foul for two of his game high 28 points.
Penn State comes back as Carl Jackson works down low and he pulls up and hits the short jumper as the Lions held the lead.
But Darrell Faulkner throws the alley oop to Aaron Demory who throws it down as the Keydets kept the game close in the first half.
Moments later Faulkner shoots the SUPER=33-VMI/71/Penn State/68/;rainbow

jumper that hits nothing but the bottom of the net and the Keydets beat Penn State 71 to 68.
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S-Noles


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Randell Jackson's layup with seconds left to play lifted Steve Robinson's Florida State Seminoles to an 83 to 81 win over Florida.
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The team mascots have a little discussion before tipoff.
Florida State's Terrell Baker takes in after the steal and the Seminoles led the Gators 25 to 14 in the first half.
But Florida got hot in the second half Jason Williams nails this three pointer and the Nole lead was down to 49 to 48.
Florida State increased that lead by as many as four but when Brent Wright hit this three pointer the Gators took an 81 to 79 lead.
The Noles work the floor and get it SUPER=33-Florida

St./83/Florida/81/;to Jackson who drives in for the layup and foul and Florida State holds on for the 83 to 81 win.
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That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.

S-Scores


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The Blackhawks hosted the Sharks in Chicago this afternoon.
Owen Nolan and Jeff Friesen scored first period goals and they held up as San Jose beat Chicago this afternoon 2 to 1.
Here's the rest of the pro and college scores.
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S-Soccer


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U-C-L-A won the Division One national Soccer championship yesterday afternoon in Richmond.
The Bruins Seth George scored in the 80-th and 82-nd minutes in a 2 to nothing win over the Cavaliers.
The championship is the third in six tries for U-C-L-A which won in 1985 and 1990.
The Cowboys are eliminated from the playoffs. More later on Mornin'.


Road-Report


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Shopping malls aren't the only place you can expect to run into some traffic back-ups this week.
Here's Stacey Martin with an update on construction along the roadways in this week's edition of Road Report.
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((New construction projects are limited this week except in Franklin County where V-DOT crews are making repairs to the Route 2-20 bridge. Only one lane of traffic is getting by.
In Roanoke County, work continues to repair the bridge on Wood Haven Road over 5-81. And, just as last week, V-DOT says some lanes along 5-81 will be shut down these next few days. pre pro
Elsewhere around the region, in Buchanan County only one lane of traffic is getting by along a section of Route 80 in the Davenport area.
Crews are repairing a part of the road that washed away during heavy summer rains. pre pro
And, in Bland County traffic is squeezed down to one lane along two bridges on Route 52 in the Rocky Gap area.
That's it for this week's edition of Road Report.
I'm Stacey Martin.))

Video


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A Denver dog who got in over his head was reunited with his owner today.
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The Rhodesian Ridgeback named Hamilton wandered onto a frozen pond and plunged into the icy waters.
After its repeated attempts to climb back out failed, members of a rescue dive team pulled the pooch to safety.
Witnesses say Hamilton appears to be unfazed by the incident.
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