23:00-01

News-Head

ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#Heads
GRAPHIC=none


Ahead on News-7 at Eleven--
A winter weather advisory is in effect for Southwest Virginia.
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VO-NAT


One store is charging customers to return merchandise.
And an unusual tribute to Princess Diana in Richmond.
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Hoover-Color


ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=strike


Good evening, I'm Tonya Flory sitting in for Jean Jadhon.
Hoover Color and union officials say they have reached a tentative agreement.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Monday;


A federal mediator met with both sides today in Wytheville.
They agreed to a tentative contract tonight.
They'll vote on that offer tomorrow at noon.
Nearly all of the Pulaski County plant's hourly workers are on strike.
The company makes the color used in Crayola crayons and other products.
Union members were dissatisfied with the company's original offer for a number of reasons-- including retirement, wages and insurance.
They were also upset with Hoover Color's proposed absentee policy.
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Blood-Drives


ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-89
GRAPHIC=American Red Cross

***Anchor Tag****
Although the holidays often revive the spirit of giving, that's not the case when blood is concerned.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell reports the agency has issued an urgent appeal for donations.
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SOT
IN Q=Leslie Sowers
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Leslie Sowers/Blood Donor; :11
SUPER=07-William Dickinson; :19
SUPER=07-Beth Hendricks; :33
SUPER=03-Martinsville; :45
RUNS=1:00
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke


((Leslie Sowers & William Dickinson found a few minutes on the day after Christmas to give blood at the Roanoke donor center of the American Red Cross.
Both have made it a habit.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=This is about my 32nd time

((LESLIE SOWERS: THIS IS ABOUT MY 32ND TIME GOING SO, I DON'T GET TO COME QUITE AS OFTEN AS I'D LIKE BUT O TRY TO COME DOWN WHEN I CAN.)) ((WILLIAM DICKINSON: NOTHING TO IT. NOTHING TO IT. IT'S QUICK AND EASY, EASY WAY TO HELP OUT.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=


But they didn't have a whole lot of company.
Every year, the holidays take their toll on the flow of donors, and so the Red Cross has issued an urgent appeal for donations of all blood types.
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SOT
IN Q=

((BETH HENDRICKS/AMERICAN RED CROSS: SO WE HAVE A CURRENT NEED THAT IS PRETTY MUCH OUR AVERAGE, BUT THE DONOR BASE IS LOW. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TRAVELLING. A LOT OF PEOPLE AREN'T ACCESSIBLE FOR US TO GET A HOLD OF AND ASK THEM TO COME IN AND DONATE.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=come in and donate.


Compounding the problem is the fact that many people delay elective surgery until after the holidays.
That means demand for blood will increase with the start of the new year.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
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ANCHOR=Tonya

DISSOLVE TO PINNACLE PAGE
The American Red Cross will be holding community blood drives in central and western Virginia next week. For times and locations call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.
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Franklin-SPCA


ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-93
GRAPHIC=spca


For several months Franklin County's animal control officers have had their hands full.
Inmates who used to do the daily chores at the shelter were pulled from the trustee-work program after complaints about their contact with the public.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;


Circuit Judge B.A. Davis has re-instated the inmate program.
And in the New Year the inmates will resume the same duties as before.
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SOT 12:34:48
IN Q=THAT IS CLEANING

((CLAUDE WEBSTER/EMERGENCY SERVICES DIR.: THAT IS CLEANING THE KENNELS AND THE RUNS. MAKING SURE THE ANIMALS ARE FED EACH DAY.))
SUPER=01-Claude Webster/Emergency Services Dir.;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=FED EACH DAY
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VO-NAT


Webster says the decision was made after the Board of supervisors decided to hire a full-time shelter operator.
These changes will help the shelter be more accessible to the public.
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Troutville-School


ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=djo
TAPE#597-53
GRAPHIC=NONE


The old Troutville High school has sat vacant for several years, but now there's debate concerning what to do with the 70-year old Botetourt County landmark.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Troutville;


Troutville officials don't know what they want to do with the school, except that they want it to remain standing.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-15:13:36
IN Q=IT'S A LANDMARK

((JEWELL TYNDALL/TROUTVILLE MAYOR; IT'S A LANDMARK IN OUR TOWN. THE MAJORITY OF CITIZENS IN THIS TOWN GRADUATED FROM THIS SCHOOL. I'VE HAD RELATIVES GRADUATE FROM THIS SCHOOL. WE'RE VERY CLOSE TO THE SCHOOL. ))
SUPER=01-Jewell Tyndall/Troutville Mayor;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=TO THE SCHOOL.
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VO-NAT


Botetourt County Supervisor Bill Loope says razing the building is an option, but he'd rather see the property renovated.
An auctioneer recently made an offer to purchase and rennovate the building.
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SOT-15:26:50
IN Q=GEOGRAPHICALLY

((BRENT WITT/REBEL YELL AUCTION CO.; GEOGRAPHICALLY, IT WOULD WELL SUIT WHAT OUR NEEDS ARE, BUT ALSO IT WOULD SAVE THIS BUILDING AND I DO THINK IT NEEDS TO BE SAVED. WHETHER MY COMPANY CAN SAVE IT OR WHOEVER MAY CHOOSE TO SAVE IT. I DO THINK THAT IT NEEDS TO BE SAVED. ))
SUPER=01-Brent Witt/Rebel Yell Auction Co.;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=TO BE SAVED.
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VO-NAT


Witt's initial proposal was rejected-- the Board of Supervisors will consider his new request at its January meeting.
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Debutante


ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-79
GRAPHIC=none


Some Roanokers proved that old traditions die hard.
Tonight, eight debutantes had their coming out into society at a modern cotillion.
Stacey Martin has more.
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SOT
IN Q=This is not
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Nikki Brown/Debutante; :14
SUPER=01-Barbara Brooks/Altruist Club; :36
SUPER=01-Keyana Jackson/Queen Debutante; 1:09
RUNS=1:31
OUT Q=SM, News 7.

(( This is not the way you'd picture a high school basketball forward --in white satin and lace curtsying to her partner and proceeding to do a waltz.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 06.12.12 - 06.12.30
IN Q=As we walk

((NIKKI BROWN/DEBUTANTE: AS WE WALK IN THE ESCORT IS ON THE LEFT OF YOU, YOUR HANDS ARE SIDE BY SIDE. HIS HAND IS IN A FIST YOURS IS ON TOP OF HIS AND YOU JUST STEP UP HOP LIGHTLY STEP AGAIN. YOU START OF YOUR LEFT, THEN YOU END UP DANCING AT THE END OF IT.))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=end of it.


Brown and seven other debutantes came out into society at the 46th Annual Debutante Ball sponsored by the Altruist Club.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 06.02.50 - 06.03.09
IN Q=This is what

((BARBARA BROOKS/ALTRUIST CLUB: THIS IS WHAT WE CALL THEIR DEBUT INTO SOCIETY AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO ME BECAUSE I CAME OUT AS A DEBUTANTE BACK IN 1956 AND I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A PART OF THE ALTRUIST CLUB BECAUSE OF THE MEMORIES I HAD OF COMING OUT AT THE DEBUTANTE BALL. TO ME IT'S A VERY SPECIAL EVENT.))
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=very special event.


The debutantes were also competing for college scholarships and performed community service and maintained good grades to meet some of the requirements.

Keyana Jackson of Roanoke took the top prize, but said hers wasn't a solo effort.
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SOT 08.55.41 - 08.55.53
IN Q=My grandparents, they

((KEYANA JACKSON/DEBUTANTE: MY GRANDPARENTS, THEY REALLY WORKED HARD AND MY MOTHER AND ALL MY FRIENDS THEY REALLY WORKED HARD AND I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT THEY'VE DONE. I'M GRATEFUL FOR IT.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=grateful for it.


Jackson says the scholarship will come in handy as she prepares to attend Shenandoah University where she plans to major in music therapy.
Stacey Martin, News 7.))
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(toss to Andrew)

toss-2-Robin
(*******Toss to Andrew*********)



Tease#1



ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=11

SOFT MUSIC
A Roanoke woman's tribute to Princess Diana is raising eyebrows and a few questions.
We'll have that coming up on News-7 at Eleven.
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VO-NAT


And who is pulling the plug on one of television's most popular programs?
We'll find out in just a moment.
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Comm#1



Seinfeld


ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Many viewers plan their Thursday nights around this popular show-- now after nine years as a blockbuster hit, the "Seinfeld" cast will perform their last curtain call this season.
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VO-NAT


The show's creator, Jerry Seinfeld has decided that it's time to say good-bye.
Seinfeld said he wants to end the show on top and he wants to do it gracefully.
The sitcom has been a factory for national catch-phrases often poking fun at political correctness.
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SOT 20:10:37:22
IN Q=Now they'll

((NOW THEY'LL THINK WE'RE GAY NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=with that


Despite his success as one of the highest paid actors on television --he reportedly makes a million dollars an episode--off-screen, Seinfeld has admitted the premise for the show was a gamble.
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SOT 20:11:08
IN Q=I'm proud...

((JERRY SEINFELD/CBS "60 MINUTES":AND THAT I TURNED OUT TO HAVE SOMETHING BECAUSE I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW.))
SUPER=01-Jerry Seinfeld/CBS "60 Minutes";
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=really know.
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VO-NAT


Show business gurus are already predicting the final episode scheduled to run in May--will be one of the highest rated programs in the history of television.
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Jon-Benet


ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Jonbenet Ramsey


It's been 12 months of leaks and accusations, but no arrests in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case.
The 6-year old beauty queen was found strangled and beaten in the basement of her Boulder, Colorado home last Christmas--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Marietta, GA; 17:07 (4:00 national feed)


She's buried in the metro Atlanta community of Marietta, Georgia.
Her parents have moved to Atlanta...and authorities say the Ramsey family is STILL the focus of their investigation into the child's death.
Some experts on the case predict the killer may never be found.
Tourists visited JonBenet's grave in Atlanta and home in Boulder yesterday and today.
A candlelit vigil was also held to remember Jon Benet on the anniversary of her death.
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Diana-Mural


ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-90
GRAPHIC=Princess Diana


The tributes to Princess Diana continue to pour in, as the year of her death comes to a close.
But one of the oddest may be right here in Virginia -- the brainchild of a Roanoke woman.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=It's kind
SUPER=03-Richmond; :04
SUPER=@Ellen2; :27
RUNS=1:19
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


((
SOT 11:09:43

((IT'S KIND OF NICE ACTUALLY. I DON'T KNOW WHO DID IT BUT IT'S PRETTY COOL.))
RUNS=:03


IT is this wall mural, on the side of a bar in Richmond.
Reactions about it's appropriateness, artistic quality, and placement run the gamut.
SOT 10:58:52

((I FEEL PRETTY HONORED THAT EVEN LOCALLY WE'RE HONORING HER. AND SHE LIVED SO FAR AWAY. SO IT SHOWS HOW MUCH SHE TOUCHED PEOPLE'S LIVES.))
RUNS=:06



SOT 11:10:33

((I THINK IT OUGHT TO BE LOCATED AT A DIFFERENT AREA.))
RUNS=:08


Roanoke resident Page Childress used to live in Richmond.
But she did NOT return our phone calls about the project she commissioned... and on closer inspection it may NOT have turned out just as she'd hoped.
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SOT 11:11:53
IN Q=

((YES IT'S A NICE PICTURE. I SAW IT WHEN THEY WERE WORKING ON IT. I THOUGHT IT WAS A REAL NICE TRIBUTE TO PRINCESS DIANA. Do you see the skulls on the crown? I HADN'T PAID ANY ATTENTION TO IT. OH THAT'S NOT RIGHT.))
RUNS=:17



SOT 11:08:45

((THEY'LL PROBABLY BE MOVED ON THE PICTURE, BUT NOW THAT YOU MENTION THE SKULLS...YEAH IT LOOK CRAZY NOW.))
RUNS=:11


Richmond mural and graffiti artist Ed Trask must have drawn his inspiration from his surroundings.
But at least it doesn't have the anatomical detail of one of his other local works.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

ND-Flood


ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#
GRAPHIC= none


Grand Forks, North Dakota will NEVER be the same.
Eight months ago- flood waters swept through the area-- carrying with it people's homes and memories.
Teresa Hamilton has the story of one couple who chose to rebuild in the New River Valley.
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SOT
IN Q=After 29
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00
SUPER=07-Linda Sachs; :15 QUICK!!
SUPER=04-WDAZ TV; :25
SUPER=07-John Sachs; :54 QUICK!!
SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:34
RUNS=1:45
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.

(( After 29 years of marriage-- John and Linda Sachs NEVER dreamed they'd be starting over.
That was before the "Red River of the North" took their hometown by storm.
(/////SOT/////)

17:42:45
SOT
IN Q=They said

((LINDA SACHS:THEY SAID PACK A BAG THAT WILL LAST YOU FOR TWO DAYS BECAUSE THAT'S THE ONLY AMOUNT OF TIME THEY THOUGHT THAT WE WOULD BE GONE-- WE NEVER ONCE IN OUR WILDEST DREAMS EVER THOUGH WE'D BE GONE FOR OVER THREE WEEKS. ))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=over three weeks.


The Sachs spent that time with family in Virginia-- NEVER knowing what might be left.
When they did speak to a neighbor, it wasn't promising.
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17:46:42
SOT
IN Q=She just

((JOHN SACHS:SHE JUST SAID MAKE THE SIGN OF THE CROSS WHEN YOU COME OVER THE BRIDGE BECAUSE, SHE SAID, IT'S UNBELIEVABLE AND IT WAS. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=it was.


Indeed-- the Sach's lost three quarters of their belongings.
For John that meant 31- years of fire fighting memorabilia.
For Linda-- mementoes from years of bowling.
Yet-- a sense of humor prevailed.
(/////SOT/////)

17:50:51
SOT
IN Q=I recall

((JOHN SACHS: I RECALL ONE FELLOW THAT THEY ASKED HIM IF HE'D MOVE HIS PONTOON BOAT OUT OF THE YARD, HE SAID, HE'D BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO IF IT WAS HIS, IT WASN'T HIS PONTOON.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=his pontoon.


The Sachs were blessed in that the first floor of their home was spared.
But in their heart, they KNEW, Grand Forks would never be the same.
That's when they decided to move to Christiansburg-- where John's mother and their daughter both live-- and the weather's NOT so bad.
(/////SOT/////)

18:00:34
SOT
IN Q=In North Dakota

((IN NORTH DAKOTA, WHEN THE WIND BLOWS THERE'S NOTHING TO STOP IT, YOU KNOW, YOU GET THE BRUNT OF THE WHOLE THING, YOU KNOW, WINDCHILL FACTOR HERE, IS NOT A GREAT DEAL COMPARED TO UP THERE. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=up there. (laughter.)


This holiday season-- the Sachs have a lot to be thankful for.
The countless volunteers-- and a grandchild on the way-- one they'll get to see as often they like-- now that they're ALL in the same hometown.
Teresa Hamilton-- NEWS 7.))

Tease#2



ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=11

SOFT MUSIC
Coming up on News-7 at Eleven, it could be called the biggest return day of the year.
Area malls were packed all day.
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VO-NAT


And it could cost some folks to return those unwanted gifts.
We'll tell you where and why.
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Comm#1



Returns


ANCHOR=tfl
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-88
GRAPHIC=shopping


It was a day of bargain hunting -- rather than returns -- at area malls today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Prices were slashed as store owners tried to move merchandise quickly.
What did NOT move quickly were lines.
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SOT 13:42:20 Tape 2
IN Q=We went into JC Penney

((NICOLE HALE/SHOPPER: WE WENT INTO J.C. PENNEY. THERE WAS A LOT OF BUYING AND EXCHANGING. A COUPLE OTHER STORES WE WENT INTO -- PEOPLE WERE MOSTLY BUYING SO IT SEEMS LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE BUYING))
SUPER=01-Nicole Hale/Shopper;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=are buying
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VO-NAT


Shoppers dug through stacks of leftover Christmas cards and wrapping paper.
Others took advantage of the sales to pick up late Christmas gifts -- and personal toys.
No matter what the purchase, the profits kept store owners happy.
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SOT 13:52:27
IN Q=From what we've seen

((NONA HEGARTY/WALDENBOOKS MANAGER: FROM WHAT WE'VE SEEN SO FAR THIS WEEK WE'RE DOING QUITE A BIT BETTER THAN WE HAVE BEEN FOR MOST OF THE FALL SO I THINK WITH ALL THE SALES THAT ARE BEING PROMOTED, ALL THE STORES ARE PARTICIPATING, MALLS EVERYWHERE WE'RE GOING TO SEE A NICE TREND GOING UP.))
SUPER=01-Nona Hegarty/Waldenbooks Manager;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=nice trend going up
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VO-NAT


Many agree Christmas is not yet over -- as spirits and sales continue to run high.
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Circuit-City


ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=lfi
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=shopping


While choosing a Christmas gift for someone isn't always easy, returning it is getting harder at one major electronics retailer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hartford, CT


At Circuit City, if the box has been opened, the person returning the gift pays a 15 percent "re-stocking" fee -- even if the receipt is presented.
That surprised many shoppers.
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SOT 20:02:52
IN Q=So was that re-stocking fee

((MYRA DENAPOLI/N. GRANBY, CT; ))
SUPER=01-Myra DeNapoli/N. Granby, CT
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=telling me


Circuit City has 493 stores across the country, but is only testing the new return policy in five cities.
Some shoppers say it will make them check their list twice next year.
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SOT20:03:30
IN Q=Will that affect

(( ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=at least in this store.
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(toss to Andrew)

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Snow & Rain/Mix/30-35/Wet Snow/Up To 2"/32-37;
SUPER=331-Snow & Rain/Mix/30-35/Wet Snow/& Rain/33-37;
SUPER=332-Snow Advisory/1-2" Possible/30-34/Morning Snow/2-4" Total/33-37;
SUPER=333-Light Snow/Possible/30-34/Clouds & Snow/Showers/33-37;
SUPER=334-Snow Showers/1" Possible/30-32/Snow Showers/2" Total/33-37;
SUPER=X5001;


S-Extra


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#EXTRA/RS97-1
GRAPHIC=NONE

Express highlights and news plus, highlights from all three opening day games at NationsBank Holiday Classic.
Also, the Hokies land in Jacksonville and Barry Sanders cracks a joke.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=75-NFL; :00


But first, it was no joke last year in the playoffs when the upstart Jaguars shocked the Broncos.
This time around Denver won't be shocked, but the Broncos may be surprised by the Jags cockiness.
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SOT
IN Q=BITES

((KEVIN HARDY/JAGUARS LINEBACKER:)) ((JEFF LAGEMAN/JAGUARS DEFENSIVE END:))
SUPER=75-Kevin Hardy/Jaguars Linebacker; :00
SUPER=75-Jeff Lageman/Jaguars/Defensive End; :12
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=...FAT RING."
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wipe to scores
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WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=#556
SUPER=x5028;
SUPER=0096-/Orlando/81/j/Indiana/107//R. Smits 20

pts//Cleveland/88/j/Charlotte/96//Glen Rice 26 pts/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Miami/88//Detroit/74//Tim Hardaway 15 pts//New
Jersey/96/j/Minnesota/116//Marbury 22 pts & 11 assists/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Washington/97//Dallas/95//C. Cheaney 21 pts//Boston/86/j/San

Antonio/101//D. Robinson 34 pts/;
SUPER=x5029;
SUPER=0104-j/Huntington/1//Roanoke/0//Final In Shootout/j/Richmond/4//Hampton

Roads/3//Admirals at Express Sunday/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0104-/Wheeling/3/j/Chesapeake/4////Toledo/0/j/Johnstown/1///;
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=.........last score.
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take a break

S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ICE-98
GRAPHIC=EXPRESS


The Roanoke Express opened a wicked stretch of games in which the team will play 8 night out of the next ten.
The rigorous run began tonight at home against Huntington.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Blizzard vs. Express; :00


Goalie Daniel Berthiaume needed all the rest he could get in between plays and periods tonight because he was a busy man.
Duane Harmer helps force the issue with the tough defense behind the net, but the puck gets back out front and Berthiaume has to resort to the butterfly save. It's a scoreless game after a period.
The Express had a number 6 power play chances tonight, but they could not get the puck past goalie Chris Wickenheiser as he smoothers Dave Stewart's shot.
Wickenheiser had 34 saves, plus five more in the shootout as Roanoke loses it 1-to-nothing. The two teams play again tomorrow night in Huntington.
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wipe to eng!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

S-Stocco


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-9
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT(Con't)
SUPER=04-This Season; :00


In one more Express note, News 7 Sports has learned that defenseman Regan Stocco has left the team after signing a professional contract with a team in Italy.
Stocco was hampered in Roanoke with a hip flexor injury that forced him to miss 7 games this year.
This will be his second stint in Europe.
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S-Salem


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-16
GRAPHIC=nationsbank logo


The other Civic Center was also hopping tonight as the NationsBank Holiday Hoops tournament began its three day run in Salem.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem/Floyd Co. vs. Salem; :00


In tonight's final game of day one, Alan Cantrell and his Floyd County Buffaloes went head to head with the Salem Spartans.
Salem would get physical from the start, Herschel Thomas with the power drive and the dish inside to big Manuel Lewis for the bang off the blocks.
Spartan boss Charlie Morgan would look for a little help in containing Floyd's Travis Cantrell, as the Buffalo senior wheels and drills 2 of his game high 28 points.
But Thomas is tough in transition. Here he makes the steal, uses his muscle to get up court and then finds Troy Johnson inside for the layin.
Salem wins it 78 to 66.
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wipe to eng!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

S-Fleming


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-18
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Salem/Fleming vs. William Byrd; :00


In the second game of the day, Paul Barnard and his Terriers from William Byrd took on Triple-A member William Fleming.
The Colonels' Rasul Majied gets the nice bounce pass inside to Scott Byrd, who scores 2 of his game high 16 in traffic to give the Colonels an early lead.
Byrd's Josh Wheeler drives the ball inside and he dishes the rock to Byron Craddock for the layin, and Byrd takes a one point lead.
Fleming would get tough on the boards with Michael Fleshman working for the putback.
The Colonels win it 54-to-38.
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wipe to eng!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

S-Cave


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-17
GRAPHIC=none
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem/Cave Spring vs. P. McCluer; :00


The first game of the day pitted Nelson Fox's single-a Parry McCluer Fighting Blues against Triple-A member Cave Spring.
The Knights would play well this afternoon as Mark Snodgrass hits the three pointer in the third quarter to give the Knights a 40-to-25 lead.
The Blues would fight back as best they could with Garth Humphries leading the break. He missed, but David Downs gets the putback.
But this one would be all Cave Spring as Corey Paxton dishes to Michael Hamlar just like they did on the football field as Cave wins it 77-to-54.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=NATIONS BANK HOOPS


Tomorrow's three games are set for three, 5:15 and seven o'clock at the Salem Civic Center.

S-Sanders


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#cp97-1
GRAPHIC=nfl


The National Football League gave Barry Sanders a belated Christmas present today.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NFL; :00

The Detroit Lions all-pro running back was named the NFL's offensive player of the year by the Associated Press.
Sanders had two thousand and 53 yards in 16 games this year and rushed for 11 TDs.
Amazingly, this is the first time he has ever won this honor.
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SOT
IN Q="I can...

((BARRY SANDERS/NFL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:))
SUPER=01-Barry Sanders/NFL Offensive Player of the Year; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=...THE YEAR OFF."
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TEASE COMING

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE

Still to come on this Friday night, Marshall looks to rev its engine at the Motor City Bowl,
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and Frank Beamer and the Hokies land in the Ville and immediately get to work preparing for the Tarheels.
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S-Gator


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The Virginia Tech Hokies left Roanoke this morning at eight and got right down to business as soon as they landed in Jacksonville.
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Frank Beamer had his team on the practice field just a few hours after the team's charter touched down.
The Hokies worked out at a private high school in Jacksonville, and the team is dead serious about it's New Year's day Gator Bowl matchup with North Carolina.
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((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
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OUT Q=...tomorrow's practice."
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wipe to pinnacle board.

S-Mason


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PINNACLE PAGE 18837
And be sure follow the Hokies' Jacksonville Journey all next week right here on News 7 Sports as Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore bring us LIVE reports from Northern Florida via STARLINK - all next week right here on Your Hometown station.
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S-Bowl


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No matter what Tech and UNC do to start the Gator, they will have a tough time topping the start of tonight's Motor City Bowl in Pontiac Michigan.
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All-American Randy Moss led the Thundering Herd of Marshall against Ole Miss.
On the second offensive play of the game Mississippi scores from the one yard line to make it 7-to-nothing just 24 seconds into the game.
But on Marshall's first play from scrimmage, quarterback Chad Pennington drops back and hits a streaking Moss for an 80 yard score. That's 14 points
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in the first 41 seconds of the game.
Ole Miss _________ it ____ to ____.
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Cheap-Cars


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It was a day for bargains but in Georgia today, the words "Day After Christmas Sale" took on new meaning.
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A dealer near Atlanta held his annual used car sale, clearing out his lot and revving up buyers with the chance to get a set of wheels for less than $10.
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IN Q=You were the second

((You were the second person picked? YES. And what car did you get? A BUICK CENTURY. How much did you pay? $3.99. $3.99 for a Buick Century? YEP. AND IT SOUNDS GOOD. I'M GOING TO ROLL IT OUT.))
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But it was more than a sale.
To get one of these cars you also needed a little luck. The bargains went to those picked in a lottery.
The car dealer says it's his way of playing Santa.
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((WE PRICE CARS FROM $7.00....THAT'S ALL I CAN GIVE YOU.))
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