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News-head

ANCHOR=Keith

And here's what we've got for you:
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The resignation of the chief deputy Sheriff in Bedford County.
A rescue at sea amid 20-foot swells.
Word that that turbulent United flight didn't fall as far... for as long as we thought.
And we'll see how our friends at the zoo fared the winter weather.
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ANCHOR=Keith


News 7 is NEXT.

Newsbreak


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Good Evening.
A Clifton Forge auto dealer has been convicted of selling cars without a title.
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Dave Mann was found guilty this week of failing to obtain a title and improper use of temporary tags.
He'll pay just a 12-hundred dollar fine, as long as he comes up with a title for one of his customers by next month.
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We're still dealing with the snow in southwestern Virginia.
The kids weren't the only ones reveling in it.
The critters at Mill Mountain Zoo were eating it up.
Some seemed to like it more than others.
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ANCHOR=Keith


That's Newsbreak. More news at 11.

Mccane


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TAPE#97-
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Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown has accepted the resignation of his second- in- command, Lieutenant John McCane.
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McCane is the subject of a state police investigation in the possible embezzlement of sheriff's department funds.
In a news release tonight, McCane said he is resigning January 15th over publicity about his personal life.
McCane says he doesn't want the situation to have a negative impact on the department.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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In October a friend of McCane's estranged wife filed stalking charges against the deputy.
That case is scheduled to be heard in next month.
Sheriff Brown, who is also McCane's brother in law, is on vacation and was not availible for further comment.

L'Burg-Armed


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Lynchburg police are on the scene this hour of another armed robbery.
About 10 tonight a black male armed with a silver handgun entered the Harbor Inn Seafood restaurant on Old Forrest Road and demanded money.
No was injured.
Police have blocked off Old Forest Road as they search for the suspect.
This was the city's 21st armed robbery in recent months.


Majors


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHU
TAPE#Net
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A plea of "Not guilty" and a decision to deny bond.
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VO-NAT
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Orville Lynne Majors was wearing shackles and a bullet proof vest as he was led to an Indiana court room today.
He's accused of murdering six patients on the job as a nurse at Vermillion County Hospital.
According to court records: investigators found an epidemic of deaths in the intensive care unit at the hospital between 1991 and 1996.
They noticed that: "one particular employee was uniquely and strongly associated with the deaths in the epidemic"
During Majors' tenure at the hospital, the death rate in the intensive care unit nearly quadrupled.
Marjorie Doran said her father-in-law withered away under Lynne Majors' care.
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((HE GAVE OLE DADDY AN INJECTION AND HE STARTED GOING DOWN HILL...HE GAVE HIM A SECOND INJECTION AND HE DIED RIGHT AWAY. ))
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Authorities allege Majors was injecting some patients with lethal doses of potassium chloride... 15 bodies were exhumed and six showed the medical evidence police were looking for.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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The prosecutor says he will not seek the death penalty.

Ship-rescue


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The U-S Coast Guard rescued 28 crewmembers from a sinking cargo ship in the Atlantic Ocean today.
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The British-owned Merchant Patriot began to sink when flooding got out of control after a water pipe ruptured in the engine room.
The crew had to jump ship amidst 20-foot waves, so the Coast Guard could pluck the sailors from the water.
Crew members got into the water- -one at a time- -because the vessel was pitching so violently the helicopter couldn't get close enough.
The vessel was headed for Savannah, Georgia.
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Space-Needle


ANCHOR=Keith
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A man fell from the Seattle Space Needle tonight.
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He'd been installing fireworks on the structure when he fell 100 feet and landed on a steel beam.
Eyewitnesses said an elevator must have knocked him off the ledge where he'd been working.
Others said he may have hit the elevator during his fall.
He wound up clinging to the beam with a safety cable about 120 feet above the ground.
Rescue workers removed him from the beam and took him to Harborview Medical Center with head injuires and a broken left leg.
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Turbulent-jet


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
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The black box from United Airlines flight 826 reveals a couple of surprises.
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The moment of turbulence over the Pacific Ocean Sunday night lasted only a matter of SECONDS... and the jetliner dropped LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED FEET.
The jolt WAS incredibly severe.
The flight data recorder...analyzed today by N-T-S-B crash experts....shows the jetliner hit its first bump of rough air at 31-thousand feet... then rose slightly.
Then it was slammed almost straight down by wind shear. It dropped about a hundred feet in ONE SECOND.
Flight 826 was then briefly rocked again... before it flew out of the turbulence. The whole thing was over in less than seven SECONDS.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


More than 100 people were injured. One woman died.

Storm-Cleanup


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NEWSCAST=11
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Highway crews were able to attack secondary roads today while several hours of sun helped melt the snow off the pavement.
For others, it was good excuse to have some fun.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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(( The irresistible pull of the snow-covered hill brought kids and adults out of the house to enjoy the snow while they can...

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((SLEDDING KIDS; IT'S GREAT, IT'S AWESOME MAN... IT'D BE BETTER IF WE WERE IN SCHOOL CAUSE WE DIDN'T GET OUT OF SCHOOL))
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It was buisness as usual as Roanoke sanitation workers disposed of leftover holiday trash...
Trash collection in Roanoke County will resume tomorrow....

For Department of Transportation workers today, the battle moved off the main roads.

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((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT; MOTHER NATURE IS HELPING OUS OUT, THE SUN HAS KICKED IN A BIT AND WE'RE SEEING SOME MELTING, THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE'VE QUIT WORK THOUGH, OUR CREWS ARE CONCENTRATING ON THE SECONDARY ROADS, THOSE NUMBERED 600 AND ABOVE, FOUND PRETTY MUCH IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS))
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But VDOT officials say they can't do much about this... the construction bottleneck that backed up traffic on highway 220 south.

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((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT; OBVIOUSLY WE'D LIKE TO GET OUT OF THERE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, THE KIND OF LANE CLOSURE THAT'S SET UP YOU CANNOT TEAR DOWN AND TAKE IT OUT SO THE TRAFFIC CAN FLOW THROUGH... IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AN UNSAFE SITUATION, THERE IS NOT ANOTHER ROAD THERE FOR TRAFFIC TO USE.))
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And construction here is not scheduled for completion until spring, so if snow returns, be prepared for another slow trip south. STANDUP
And remember, even though roadways may be fine during the day, patches of snowmelt can still re-freeze overnight and cause dangerous driving.
In Roanoke, Eric Earnhart, News )) WX1 Keith tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on the newscast, a Congressman finds his fortune in Washington...by winning the lottery,
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and as George Allen reflects on the past four years in the Governor's mansion, he says he's less certain about his future.
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Versace


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"Case closed" in the death of Gianni Versace.
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((THIS INVESTIGATION WAS THE LARGEST AND MOST EXTENSIVE INVESTIGATION EVER CONDUCTED BY THE MIAMI BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT.))
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The work of hundreds of investigators did not determine why Andrew Cunanan shot the famous fashion designer to death last July.
Police released more than 700-pages of documents today... along with 17-audio tapes and a thousand photographs.
The report concluded what was already widely known: that Cunanan acted alone as the gunman, that the gun used to kill versace was used to kill another one of Cunanan's victims... and that there was no relationship between versace and Cunanan.
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Mann


ANCHOR=Keith
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The manager of a Clifton Forge car dealership is guilty of selling cars without a title.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


In court yesterday, Dave Mann was convicted on two misdemeanor counts of failing to obtain a title.
He was also found guilty of improperly using temporary and dealer plates.
Mann was fined a total of 18-hundred dollars.
One-third of the fine was suspended, on the condition one of the customers involved getting his title by January 16th.
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Allen


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-82
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Governor George Allen is preparing to leave office January 17th.
He says while he is proud of his accomplishments these past four years, he is less sure of what his future may hold.
Ellen Qualls has more.
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(There's NO argument George Allen's changed the Commonwealth in his four years at the helm -- but has it changed him?
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((THEY'RE JUST AGGRAVATING LOSERS AND I JUST WISH THEY'D KEEP THEIR MOUTHS SHUT.))
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((LET'S ENJOY KNOCKING THEIR SOFT TEETH DOWN THEIR WHINING THROATS.))
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Okay, he still has contempt for those he calls the whinnying naysayers -- whoever they may be on any issue.
So, despite them, what's he accomplished?
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: NUMBER ONE IS ALL THE REFORMS WE'VE MADE IN EDUCATION...READING, WRITING, MATH, SCIENCE, AND HISTORY.))
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((ALSO VERY IMPORTANT ...NEARLY 13 BILLION DOLLARS OF NEW INVESTMENT IN VIRGINIA.))
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Next on his list, reducing the welfare rolls by 42- percent.
And number four, his 1993 campaign centerpiece of abolishing parole and making criminals serve more time in prison.
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((WELL THEY'RE ALL -- I WOULDN'T SAY IT'S THE FOURTH MOST IMPORTANT. I DO THINK-- I'M TRYING TO THINK WHAT ARE GONNA BE-- I THINK THEY'RE ALL ENDURING LEGACIES.))
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So the legacies are in place.
How about a monument?
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((SOMEBODY SAID "WELL GOSH, DO YOU WANT A MONUMENT BUILT TO YOU?" I SAID "WELL WHITE OAK SEMICONDUCTOR, THE SIEMENS MOTOROLA FACILITY, EVERY TIME WE FLY INTO RICHMOND AIRPORT I ALWAYS LOOK OUT THERE AND LOOK AT THAT.))
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He says pursuing his first big high-tech prize was probably the single most time-consuming thing he did as governor.
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((WHEN IT HAPPENED, I THOUGHT "WHAT A TRANSFORMATION THIS IS IN VIRGINIA." IN FACT I LIKENED THIS TO LEWIS AND CLARK'S EXPEDITION OUT WEST, BRINGING BACK INFORMATION AS TO THE NEW COUNTRY. AND ALL THOSE OPPORTUNITIES. AND IT TRANSFORMED THE WAY THAT THE COUNTRY LOOKED AT ITSELF. IT WAS NO LONGER JUST AN EAST COAST COUNTRY. IT WAS A CONTINENTAL COUNTRY.))
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So what does the future hold for him personally?
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((SO MANY BUSINESS FOLKS THINK THAT I'D HAVE A BIGGER IMPACT, AS FAR AS THE WAY THEY LOOK ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AS GOVERNOR RATHER THAN AS A U-S SENATOR. SO I HAVEN'T MADE ANY DECISION AS TO WHAT I WILL DO. I MAY RUN FOR GOVERNOR AGAIN. I MAY RUN FOR THE U-S SENATE.))
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sot TAPE TWO 12:11:46

((WHO KNOWS? MAY STAY IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR. I DON'T NEED TO BE IN GOVERNMENT. I THINK IT'S GOOD TO GET OUT OF GOVERNMENT NOW AND THEN AND GET A PERSPECTIVE FROM THE REAL WORLD.))
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But his first official act as citizen George is this.
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((I'M GONNA GO OFF IN A CANOE -- ALONE -- DOWN THE JAMES RIVER. I'M NOT GONNA BRING A PAGER OR TELEPHONE OR ANYONE ELSE WITH ME. IT'LL JUST BE ME AND THE PADDLE.))
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After four years steering the ship of state, why not?
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.)

Lottery-Cong


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A Congressman has won the lottery.
Wisconsin Representative James Sensenbrenner picked a winner ticket in the District of Columbia lottery worth 250-thousand dollars.
The 10-term Republican said tonight: "One of my jobs was to bring home money from D.C. to Wisconsin, but I didn't quite think it would be this way."
He won the prize December 18th, but didn't realize it for nearly two weeks.


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ANCHOR=Keith
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Stay with us. Coming up after sports, we'll see how the Roanoke Express is trying to get on the right track to bring fans to the roundhouse.
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and from New York, we'll see why a group of protestors isn't bullish on the Mayor's office.
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Clinton's-Dog


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They're fighting like cats and dogs in the White House.
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VO-NAT CBS Feed 16:58:30
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President Clinton says his new dog Buddy hasn't exactly been getting along with the First Cat Socks.
In fact he says getting the two to live together peaceably is his top priority when he returns from vacation.
Buddy made the trip to Hilton Head with the first family. Socks stayed at the White House.
The President says the cat's claws prevent him from traveling on Air Force One.
The new dog seems to involved be in a White House power play.
Today Clinton walked the Labrador on a leash bearing the words, ``I'M the one in charge.''
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Zoo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=Mill Mountain Zoo


Some might say this weather is for the birds.
Well, they're wrong.
It's for the sheep and beavers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Theodore was as busy as ever at Mill Mountain Zoo today.
He and his colleagues, like Nina the outgoing llama, seemed like they were enjoying themselves this afternoon.
Zookeepers say only a few animals retreat after big snowstorms.
The rest come out and play.
That means zookeepers need to be extra careful because big piles of snow give some animals escape routes.
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((LAURIE SPANGLER/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: SOME ANIMALS WOULD BE ABLE TO CLIMB OUT IF THE SNOW GOT HIGH ENOUGH. SO WE HAVE TO CHECK ALL OUR FENCES AND MAKE SURE IT'S NOT DRIFTED AROUND THE PERIMETERS. ))
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The zoo was closed to visitors today.
But it normally stays open no matter what the weather's like.
Zookeepers say if you are planning a trip up the mountain, it's a good idea to call first -- just to make sure roads and walkways are clear.
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Forecasts
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SUPER=334-Snow Showers/1-2" Accumulation/18-22/Snow Showers/Wind NW-15/22-24;
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S-Extra


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WRITER=Roy
TAPE#EXtra
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


Al Clark worked out with the team today and he will start in Thursday's Gator Bowl game against North Carolina The Express was back on the ice at the Roundhouse and the Tech women played at the Cassell.
But in our Extra point tonight.
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SUPER=75-New York, NY/VNR; :


The words "Just do it' have been synonymous with the Nike sneaker company for years.
But on New Years day, Nike introduces a new slogan "I Can" with a brand new ad campaign.
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((BRETT FAVRE/PACKER QUARTERBACK: )) ((CYNTHIA COOPER/HOUSTON COMETS: ))
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WIPE TO MOTION
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St./77///;
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#ICE-98
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Express


The Roanoke Express played their last game before the New Year last night as the Wheeling Nailers came to town.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Nailers; :


Loco was hoping the Express would follow his lead and bend the Nailers to the boards.
And the Express would get on the board first. Tim Christian takes the puck the length of the ice with some nice moves freezes the goalie and scores to make it 1 to nothing.
Wheeling would come back and tie the game when Demitri Tarabrin slips in front of the net and fires the puck to make the score 1 to 1..
Wheeling would score a controversial goal to take the lead. It
SUPER=38-Roanoke/4/Wheeling/3/;appears that a Nailer is in the crease but

Jeremy Brown picks up the lose puck and hits the top shelf for the score to make it 2-1 and Roanoke wins it 4 to 3 in a shootout.
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S-Hokies


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#VB98-1
GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops


The Lady Hokies of Virginia Tech squared off against Seina in the championship of the Diamond Club Classic.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Hokies vs Saints; :


Bonnie Henrickson and her Lady Hokies were looking to pick up the schools 300-th victory in women's basketball.
But Seina had upset on its mind leading the majority of the first half with play like this Malanda Miklic hits Bronwyn Tobin for the lay in and 16 point lead.
The Hokies would come back Sara Hicks finds Amy Wetzel who threads the lane for the lay in and the foul for the three point play cutting lead to 11.
Tech would continue to chip away as Hicks gets another assist to Kim Seaver who bounces in the jumper to close the deficit to six.
Amy Wetzel gets it out on the break SUPER=33-Virginia

Tech/64/Seina/69/;to Katy O'Connor who knocks in the short jumper and gets fouled Tech led by one at the half but Seina goes on to win it 69 to 64.
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S-Game


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops


Meantime, the Men's basketball team will finish out 1997 hosting in state rival V-M-I at the Cassell later today afternoon at 3.
The Hokies have won the last 14 games between the schools including a 99 to 67 decision last year.
Al clark is set to start the Gator Bowl. More coming up later on Mornin.

S-Hoops


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NationsBank Logo


The NationsBank Holiday Hoops tournament has been rescheduled for tomorrow afternoon at the Salem Civic Center.
The Games are set for 12, 2 and William Fleming and Cave Spring will play for the tournament championship at four.
SS=High School Logo


And Liberty Fans, The Minutemen continue to move through the field at the Arby's Classic in Bristol.
Rodney Morris scored 35 and Peanut Arrington 23 as the Minutemen beat Sullivan East 88 to 71.
One more score, Danville beats Dan River 81 to 44 in the Register and Bee Shootout.

Sports Tease


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


And coming up,
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VO-NAT ENG#


Virginia Tech Quarterback Al Clark is all set to start the Gator Bowl on News Year Day.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tf97-2
GRAPHIC=Tech/Carolina


Virginia Tech will go through a light practice later this morning in Jacksonville in preparation for the Gator Bowl.
The Hokies expect flanker Shawn Scales to be back in the lineup and head coach Frank Beamer said yesterday that Al Clark will start the game on Thursday.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL;


Clark worked out with the Hokies Monday and he was back on the field yesterday as Tech went through its practice.
Clark took most of the snaps yesterday morning and its just a matter of getting back in the groove.
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((AL CLARK/TECH QUARTERBACK: ))
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VO-NAT (CONT.)


Clark will play but the question is for how long. He hasn't tested the knee at full speed or has he faced a live defense since Tech's regular season loss to Virginia.
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((FRANK BEAMER/TECH HEAD COACH: ))
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If Clark is unable to go the whole game Beamer and his coaching staff have confidence in redshirt freshman Nick Sorensen who threw just 21 passes this season.
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((NICK SORENSEN/TECH QUARTERBACK: ))
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S-Heels


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WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-3
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
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Carolina has injury problems too. Thousand yard rusher Jonathan Linton strained a ligament in his right Knee and is questionable for the game.
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((JONATHAN LINTON/TAR HEEL TAILBACK: ))
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OUT Q=.....test it."
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S-Tiger


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-17
GRAPHIC=Tiger Woods


Tiger Woods celebrated his 22-nd birthday yesterday with another award.
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VO-NAT ENG#
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The Associated Press has named Woods the Male Athlete of the year.
Woods posted five wins on the tour, including the Masters by a record 12 shots and he set the P-G-A tour single season money record with more than 2 million Dollars.
Woods becomes the first golfer to win the award in 26 years.
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That's it for sports. Have a Happy New Year Everybody

Express-98


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NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=Express


The Roanoke Express is enjoying some success with its recent winning ways.
As David Johnson reports, the hockey team's front office is working toward transferring that effort into better attendance and other things.
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((The Express is looking for ways to improve its game attendance numbers. The Roanoke Civic Center has a seating capacity of nearly nine-thousand, but the team is only averaging about 56-hundred fans during the first half of the season.
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((PIERRE PAIEMENT/EXPRESS GENERAL MANAGER; THE SECOND PART OF THE SEASON IS ALWAYS MUCH GREATER IN ATTENDANCE SO, OUR GOAL THIS YEAR WAS SIX-THOUSAND AND I THINK WE WILL REACH THIS GOAL THE SECOND PART OF THE SEASON.))
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Part of the strategy to get the team on the fast track is with its approach to marketing. For example, for the last four years, Tuesdays were family nights.
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((WE SWITCHED THE FAMILY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY NIGHT. SO IT'S NOW FRIDAY FAMILY NIGHT AND WE HAVE REPLACED THE TUESDAY WITH WHAT WE CALL THE MARKET MARDI GRAS.))
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To put it all together, the Express is going to need some teamwork, but not on the ice.
It must fill some of it's front office holes, beginning with a marketing director.
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((WE HAVEN'T HAD A MARKETING DIRECTOR TO REPLACE TOMMY BENEZIO THAT WE LOST. THAT'S JUST ONE OF OUR MAIN GOALS. ))
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Another gap to fill is the General Manager's spot.
Paiement announced earlier this month his plans to resign at the end of this season.
He says the club has a couple of resumes on the table, but also says there has not been an intensive search for a new GM due to the holidays.
The front office has until April to complete that process.
Paiement says the Express is looking for someone who can help the team's numbers continue to grow.
David Johnson, News 7.))
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Braving snow and wind to stage their protest, about 30 black-and-white cows "mooed" as they crossed the street, ringing huge cow bells
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