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ANCHOR=Tonya

Striking workers at a Pulaski County plant get a new contract offer and could vote on it tomorrow.
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VO-NAT


And prison inmates will soon be back helping man's best friends at the Franklin County S-P-C-A.
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Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports head
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tonight in sports, the Express gets set to rock the roundhouse against Huntington tonight.
Cave Spring has already won a game as the NationsBank basketball tournament opens in Salem.
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VO-NAT eng#


And they just left Roanoke this morning, but the Hokies have already worked out in Jacksonville today.
We'll hear from Frank Beamer tonight in sports.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Andrew
SS=None


We start out before midnight with a cold rain, then snow begins to fall-- up to 4 inches in the New River Valley.
the forecast details are coming up.
ANCHOR=Tonya


News-7 at Six is next.

Hoover-Color


ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=strike


Good evening, I'm Tonya Flory.
Keith Humphry has the night off.
A federal mediator is helping Hoover Color and union officials hammer out a compromise.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Monday;


Nearly 30- of the plant's hourly workers are expected to vote on the latest offer tomorrow afternoon.
They've been on strike now for about two weeks.
They were dissatisfied with the company's original offer because they said it did NOT include a retirement plan and would increase insurance costs.
They were also upset with Hoover Color's proposed absentee policy.
The Pulaski County plant makes the color used in Crayola Crayons and other items.
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L'burg-Stabbing


ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=


A Lynchburg man is in stable condition after he was stabbed during an argument this afternoon.
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VO-SILENT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


It happened in the 11- hundred block of Eleventh Street around 2.
Police say 27- year- old Calvin Cox used a steak knife to stab 24- year- old Samuel Lambert in the left shoulder.
Lambert is still being treated at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Cox is charged with malicious wounding.
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Franklin-SPCA


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


A decision by the Franklin County Board of Supervisors has prompted a judge to re-instate an inmate work program at the animal shelter.
The news is welcomed whole-heartily by animal control officers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;


In September, circuit judge B.A. Davis pulled the inmates off the S-P-C-A work detail because of concerns about their contact with the public.
County Supervisors have since decided to hire a full-time shelter operator who will watch over the inmates.
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SOT 12:34:25
IN Q=IT MEANS WE'LL

((CLAUDE WEBSTER/IT MEANS WE'LL BE ABLE TO EXTEND OUR HOURS AND BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC A LITTLE LONGER. IT WILL CERTAINLY TAKE SOME OF THE PRESSURE AND WORK OFF OF THE TWO ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS. THEY'VE HAD TO DO FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS.))
SUPER=01-Claude Webster/Emergency Services Dir.;
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OUT Q=LAST TWO WEEKS
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The inmates will be responsible for cleaning the kennels and feeding the animals.
This will give animal control officers more time to respond to calls.
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Troutville-School


ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#97-92
GRAPHIC=none


Most people in Troutville have walked its halls.
And now with an uncertain future, they're raising questions as to what will become of the local landmark.
David Johnson has more.
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SOT
IN Q=SEVERAL, IN FACT
SUPER=03-Troutville; :00
SUPER=01-Brent Witt/Auctioneer; :29
SUPER=01-Jewell Tyndall/Troutville Mayor; :53
SUPER=@David1 1:31
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OUT Q=NEWS 7, TROUTVILLE


((Several, in fact, most of Troutville residents graduated from this old high school. It's been around since 1926 and served most recently as a Goodwill Industries facility until last year.
In October, a local auctioneer offered Botetourt County's board of supervisors a hundred dollars for the structure along with 150-thousand dollars in renovations over five years, including a leaking roof and a non-existant heating system.
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SOT-15:25:56

((BRENT WITT/AUCTIONEER; IN OUR NEW PROPOSAL, WE HAVE NARROWED THAT DOWN TO A ONE YEAR PERIOD, IN WHICH 80-TO-95 PERCENT OF THE RENOVATION WORK WOULD BE DONE WITHIN ONE YEAR.))
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Witt has also upped the ante regarding the 100-dollars, although he's not saying how much.
The board turned down the initial offer, causing some Troutville officials to speculate that the board had undesirable plans for the school.
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SOT-15:14:02

((JEWELL TYNDALL/TROUTVILLE MAYOR; IT'S ONE OF THEM IS TO DEMOLISH IT. WE IN THE TOWN DO NOT WANT TO SEE THE SCHOOL DEMOLISHED BECAUSE OF THE MEANING TO THE PEOPLE.))
RUNS=:09


Efforts to prevent the school from being destroyed are underway.
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SOT-15:13:50

((IT'S THE ONLY THING WE HAVE THAT IS STANDING THAT FEELS VERY IMPORTANT TO US.))
RUNS=:05


But Supervisor Bill Loope, who represents Troutville, says demolition of the building is but one option the board is looking at, but not leaning toward.
He says the board has not made any decisions.
Witt's new proposal will be made public at the supervisors meeting next month. Loope says even then, the issue may not be resolved. STAND-UP/11:43:12 DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; BILL LOOPE SAYS AS FAR AS THE SCHOOL IS CONCERNED, HE WANTS TO DO WHAT'S IN THE BEST INTEREST OF TROUTVILLE RESIDENTS.
HE SAYS HE PREFERS THAT THE SCHOOL BE RENOVATED AS OPPOSED TO TORN DOWN. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, TROUTVILLE.
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Returns


ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-88
GRAPHIC=Shopping


It's a season of giving and shopping.
Today, the day after Christmas, people woke up at the crack of dawn to continue the shopping frenzy.
Double Boxes=Tonya and Tina/Microwave


Tina Tenret is at Valley View Mall in Roanoke.
Tina, is it chaos there?
Live= Tina Full/Microwave
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(Question: Any Advice to shoppers?)



Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Tonya
SS=NONE


They lost nearly 30 years of memories to flood waters, now they're starting over in Christiansburg.
That family's story is ahead on News-7 at Six.
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VO-NAT


And her death was one of the biggest stories of the year.
Coming up we'll find out why a Richmond mural honoring her is raising eyebrows and a few complaints.
But first let's check in with Andrew in the Weather Center.
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ANCHOR=Andrew

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Diana-Mural


ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-90
GRAPHIC=Princess Diana


The Associated Press has dubbed Princess Diana's death the news event of the year.
One Roanoke woman was so touched by the tragedy that she's put 25- hundred dollars of her own money into a tribute -- one that's drawing mixed reactions.
Ellen Qualls checked it out.
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SOT
IN Q=It's kind
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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.))
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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.))
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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.))
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SOT 11:08:45

((THEY'LL PROBABLY BE MOVED ON THE PICTURE, BUT NOW THAT YOU MENTION THE SKULLS...YEAH IT LOOK CRAZY NOW.))
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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=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-85
GRAPHIC=none


Countless families are still getting their lives in order eight months after flood water ravaged Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Teresa Hamilton introduces us to couple who decided to establish new roots in Christiansburg.
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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.
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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. ))
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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.
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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.
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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.))

Stocks


ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=dse
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


An abreviated day on Wall Street. The DOW gained TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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19 points, closing at 76- hundred- 79.
Nasdaq gained nearly 12- points.

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Blood-Drives


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

***Anchor Tag****
For the American Red Cross, keeping adequate supplies of blood on hand becomes a struggle this time of year.
When people hit the road to visit relatives or head for the shopping mall, the number of blood donors declines
Tonight, Joe Dashiell reports the agency has issued an urgent appeal for donations.
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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.
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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.))
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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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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.))
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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-LIF.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE

Coming up tonight in sports, one unopened gift left under the tree was delivered to Barry Sanders today.
The Hokies arrive in Jacksonville, the Nations Bank high school hoop-a-thon is underway in Salem.
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VO-NAT eng#


And the Roanoke Express begins a wicked stretch of games tonight at the Roundhouse - appropriately the whirlwind ECHL tour begins with the Blizzard.
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S-Gator


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#vf97-2
GRAPHIC=GATOR BOWL


The Virginia Tech Hokies flew out of Roanoke this morning at eight and soon after touched down in Jacksonville.
And no the Hokie did not head for the Jacksonville beaches.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL; :00


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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IN Q="Well,...

((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
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OUT Q=...tomorrow's practice."
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S-Mason


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE
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PINNACLE PAGE 18837
And don't forget you can follow the Hokies' Jacksonville Journey all next week as Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore bring us LIVE reports from Northern Florida via STARLINK - next week right here on Your Hometown station.
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S-Blizzard


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#Ice-98
GRAPHIC=Express


A lot of folks no doubt got Express tickets for Christmas, and many plan to use them tonight as the Huntington Blizzard blows into town for a 7:30 skate with Roanoke at the Roundhouse.
Huntington is coming into the game after getting blitzed by Richmond 9-to-2 in its last time out.
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SOT
IN Q="They are...

((MIKE PERON/EXPRESS FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Mike Peron/Express Forward; :00
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=...STAY AHEAD."
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VO-NAT CON'T
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Staying ahead will be a challenge for the Express over the next ten days. During than span of time, Roanoke plays eight games, starting with tonight's rematch with a Huntington.
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SOT
IN Q="This is basically...

((JEFF LODER/EXPRESS CENTER:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Loder/Express Center; :00
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=...BE FINE."
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And News 7 sports has learned that defenseman Regan Stocco has signed a professional contract with a team in Italy and is no longer with the Express. In 15 games he had 3 points and missed 7 contests with a hip flexer. This is Stocco's second trip overseas. He played in Austria last year.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=EXPRESS


After tonight's game Roanoke and Huntington play again tomorrow night in West Virginia. Then Sunday at six, Roanoke is back home at Civic Center skating against Hampton Roads.

S-Cave


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-17
GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS


The holiday break has failed to bring the area high school basketball action to to halt.
This afternoon, the three day NationsBank holiday tournament tipped off at the Salem Civic Center.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem/Cave Spring vs. P. McCluer; :00


In the opener, Nelson Fox brought his talented single-a Parry McCluer team up from Buena Vista to take on 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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S-Fleming


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-18
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-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 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.
Right now Fleming leads it 37-to-19 in the second half.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD LOGO


In the nightcap, Salem hosts Floyd tonight at 7 o'clock. The tournament continues tomorrow and then winds up on Monday night.

S-Sanders


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#cp97-1
GRAPHIC=nfl


The National Football League handed out one of those day after Christmas presents to Barry Sanders this afternoon.
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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 became just the third man in NFL history to rush for 2000 yards in one year this season.
He had two thousand and 53 yards in 16 games this year and rushed for 11 TDs.
Barry and the Lions play Tampa Bay in the playoffs this Sunday.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sta
TAPE#Promo
GRAPHIC=news-7 at 11


Teens are often told to stay on the straight and narrow--by getting good grades and saying no to drugs-- but they're not often rewarded for it.
Well, all that's changing later tonight for at least three girls. They'll be recognized at a debutante ball and will receive thousands of dollars towards their college tuition.
That story and much more is coming up on News-7 tonight at Eleven. We hope to see you then.