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Good evening.
Coming up next.
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The 39- year old son of the late Robert F- Kennedy is killed this afternoon in a skiing accident.
New information about the death of Princess Diana.
Plus, a live report from downtown Roanoke-- where folks prepare to ring in the New Year-- alcohol free.
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The NEWS is next.

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First-Night


ANCHOR=Teresa
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=First Night


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton-- sitting in for Jean Jadhon.
In less than an hour, 1997 will be over and it'll be time to celebrate a New Year.
News 7's David Johnson is in Downtown Roanoke with people waiting to bring in 1998 in an alternative way.
Double Boxes=Teresa/David Microwave


David, what's it like down there?
LIVE=David Full
SUPER=@david1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;

((Rollcue:...quite a few people down here.))
SOT
IN Q=THIS WINTER'S
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=07-Melissa Rogers; :08
SUPER=07-Bob Hall; :24
SUPER=07-Hazel Bryant; :34
SUPER=07-Chris Martin; :55
SUPER=07-Sanae Ohata; 1:11
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OUT Q=we appreciate you.

(( This winter's coldest night did not stop people from coming out for the alternative New Year's celebration.
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SOT-06:50:15

((MELISSA ROGERS; HOPEFULLY, I'LL BE ABLE TO STAND THE COLD. BUT I'LL GO INSIDE FOR A COUPLE OF EVENTS TO SEE WHAT THEY'RE HAVING.))
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Roanoke is one of more than 80-cities nationwide to have "FIRST NIGHT", an alcohol free way to bring in 1998.
For some it's just what the doctor ordered.
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SOT-06:58:07

((BOB HALL; I LIKE THE IDEA OF NON-ALCOHOLIC. ALSO I LIKE ALL OF THE FESTIVALS. I COME TO THE PARK FESTIVAL AND SO ON. I ENJOY THOSE THINGS TOO. IT'S FIRST TIME FOR THIS ONE, HOWEVER. ))
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BUTT/BUTT/BUTT
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SOT-06:58:20

((HAZEL BRYANT; I THINK IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR FAMILIES TO SPEND NEW YEAR'S EVE TOGETHER AND BRING THEIR CHILDREN TO THE ACTIVITIES HERE.))
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There were plenty of activities for everyone, from the youthful to the young at heart.
Party-goers could stroll for awhile, then go inside to warm-up with some face painting, story-telling and dancing.
Teens really seemed to get into the spirit of things.
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SOT-08:05:36

((CHRIS MARTIN; I LIKE THE FUN ACTIVITIES LIKE THE GOLF AND STUFF AND THE CAR THING OPEN ON SALEM AVENUE. IT'S JUST FUN. ))
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Even the city's newest guest, some Japanese students from Kawaguchi College in Tokyo, took time to bring in the New Year, Roanoke style.
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SOT-08:13:44

((SANAE OHATA; ROANOKE PEOPLE ARE VERY NICE AND HAPPY PEOPLE. WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU AND WE APPRECIATE YOU.))
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Kennedy


ANCHOR=Teresa
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


A skiing accident this afternoon claimed the life of Michael Kennedy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


Officials with the Aspen Ski company say the 39- year old son of the late Robert F. Kennedy collided with a tree.
Michael found himself in the spotlight last spring when it was revealed he'd had an affair with his family's babysitter.
He and his wife, Victoria, daughter of sportscaster Frank Gifford, later separated.
But recent reports indicated that the couple had reconciled.
The couple had three children.
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Armed-Robberies


ANCHOR=Teresa
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-89
GRAPHIC=armed robber


A SWAT team and more than a dozen police officers weren't able to catch up with a man who tried to rob a Lynchburg restaurant last night.
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VO-NAT
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Just before ten, a masked gunman entered the Harbor Inn on Old Forest Road and demanded money.
The suspect fled after taking cash from two employees.
Police were on the scene within seconds, but could not make an arrest.
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SOT 3:39:49
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((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE RECEIVED SEVERAL PHONE CALLS ABOUT THE ROBBERY ACTUALLY TAKING PLACE LAST NIGHT, SOME FROM WITHIN THE BUILDING, SOME FROM OUTSIDE WHERE SOME OF THE EMPLOYEES HAD FLED. WE WERE FORTUNATE THAT WE HAD SOME UNITS REAL CLOSE TO THE LOCATION WHEN THESE PHONE CALLS CAME IN, BUT BEFORE WE COULD GET SET UP AND SECURE THE BUILDING, HE HAD FLED OUT THE BACK DOOR.))
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Wingfield says last night's robbery and another this morning in the Plaza Shopping Center don't appear to be related to a string of twenty other armed robberies in recent months.
Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call the Lynchburg Crimestoppers line at 1- 888- 798- 5900.
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City-Dump


ANCHOR=Theresa
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


The Environmental Protection Agency's investigation into a dump site discovered at the Roanoke Public Works Service Center will continue into the New Year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 16;


43 barrels containing paint-like and tar-like material were unearthed this month.
An EPA investigator says the results will be turned over to the U.S. Attorney's office, which is standard procedure for all EPA investigations.
A city investigation is complete, officials are waiting for an analysis of
the material in the drums. (/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:48:25
IN Q=Based on analysis

((WIL DIBLING/ROANOKE CITY ATTORNEY; BASED ON ANALYSIS, WE'LL KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THE SUBSTANCE AND WE'LL KNOW MORE ABOUT WHAT THE CLEANUP WILL ENTAIL. WE'RE WORKING WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND THE EPA. ))
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OUT Q=and the EPA
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EPA officials say they don't know how much longer their investigation will take.
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Ok-Trial


ANCHOR=Teresa
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Terry Nichols


The jury in the Terry Nichols trial endured YET another day of emotional testimony from those who lost loved ones in the Oklahoma city bombing.
Dave Fehling reports.
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SUPER=03-Denver, CO; :00
SUPER=01-Randy Norfleet/Victim; :18 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Lynn Gist/Victim's Sister;:27 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Andrew Cohen/CBS Radio Legal Analyst; :47 QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-Dan McKinney/Victim's Husband; 1:00 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Sue Crosthwait/Survivor; 1:05 QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting; 1:12
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((FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT DAY, THE PEOPLE MOST HURT BY THE BOMBING TESTIFIED ABOUT THE AGONY OF THEIR INJURIES AND OF THE LOSS OF PEOPLE THEY LOVED.
RANDY NORFLEET IS A FIGHTER PILOT WHO TOLD THE JURY HE CAN NO LONGER FLY BECAUSE SHATTERING GLASS LEFT HIM BLIND IN ONE EYE.
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(( RANDY NORFLEET/VICTIM:THE DOCTORS HAD SAID I HAD MAYBE FIVE MINUTES LEFT TO LIVE BEFORE I BLED TO DEATH.))
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LYNN GIST TOLD JURORS ABOUT LOSING HER SISTER.
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((LYNN GIST/SISTER OF VICTIM: ITS JUST NOT DESCRIBABLE. IT IS JUST AS PAINFUL NOW AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING. ))
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AT ONE POINT, AFTER THE DEFENSE COMPLAINED, JUDGE RICHARD MATSCH TOLD JURORS: IT WOULD BE A VIOLATION OF YOUR OATH TO BE SWEPT AWAY BY SUCH EMOTIONAL TESTIMONY. THIS HEARING IS NOT FOR SEEKING REVENGE, OR FOR A DECISION BASED ON ANGER.
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IN Q=

((ANDREW COHEN, CBS RADIO LEGAL ANALYST WELL WHAT THE DEFENSE IS WORRIED ABOUT IS THE JURY IS GOING TO GET SO SWALLOWED UP BY THE ENORMITY OF THE CRIME THAT THEY'RE GOING TO DISREGARD TERRY NICHOLS APPARENTLY SMALL ROLE IN IT...AND VOTE FOR DEATH RATHER THAN LIFE.))
OUT Q=than life.


FOR MANY FROM OKLAHOMA CITY THERE'S LITTLE QUESTION ABOUT SUITABLE PUNISHMENT.
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(( DAN MCKINNEY/HUSBAND OF VICTIM) "Q. SHOULD TERRY NICHOLS BE PUT TO DEATH? A. FOR ME, YES." ))
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((SUE CROSTHWAIT/SURVIVOR:"HE CONSPIRED TO DO IT, HE PLOTTED, HE SECRETLY AGREED WITH MCVEIGH TO DO THIS. ))
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DAVE FEHLING CBS NEWS DENVER: WHEN THE DEFENSE GETS ITS TURN FRIDAY, THE DEFENSE WILL TRY TO CONVINCE JURORS TO SPARE NICHOLS' LIFE. THEY WILL BE ASKED TO DECIDE SOMETIME NEXT WEEK. DF CBS NEWS DENVER.)) Toss-2-Robin
A chilly night out there--
Let's head over to Robin for a look ahead to the forecast. WX1

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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Teresa
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Still to come on the newscast, the city of Roanoke says goodbye to its long time sheriff,
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and from Paris, witnesses have new information on the crash that killed Princess Diana.
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Diana


ANCHOR=Teresa
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Diana Crash Probe


A French newspaper is reporting new information surrounding the death of Princess Diana.
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VO-NAT
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A source close to the investigation says a couple told police in mid September that a white Fiat Uno passed them outside the tunnel's exit shortly after the crash.
The couple reportedly says the car's exhaust pipe was making a loud noise as if it had been damaged and the driver was "zigzagging."
Pieces of a Fiat Uno's tail light, and traces of white paint on the right side of the wrecked Mercedes were found in the tunnel.
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Hudson


ANCHOR=Teresa
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=Alvin Hudson


Alvin Hudson has been Roanoke City Sheriff for 20 years, but at midnight the office passes to his longtime chief deputy, George McMillan.
Hudson says it's time for a new challenge, and Joe Dashiell reports that challenge may keep Hudson in the public eye.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
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SUPER=04-November 1977; :24
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SUPER=@Joe2; :59
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((It was a bittersweet morning for Alvin Hudson, as he handed his keys to Sheriff-Elect George McMillan... and prepared to leave the department he has lead for twenty years.
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IN Q=You have to walk away

((YOU HAVE TO WALK AWAY FROM IT, BUT IT'S TIME TO GO I MEAN, I FELT THAT I'VE ACCOMPLISHED MOST OF ALL MY GOALS THAT I SET FORTH WHEN I STARTED OVER HERE. WE'VE GOT A GOOD DEPARTMENT AND GOOD PEOPLE AND I JUST WANT TO DO SOME OTHER THINGS.))
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When Hudson "started over here" in 1977 he already had 28 years experience in local law enforcement.
He seen some dramatic changes.
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((I HAD 48 EMPLOYEES IN AN OLD, OLD COURTHOUSE, THE JAIL ON THE ROOF THERE AND I SAT IN MY DESK THE FIRST DAY AND SAID, "WHAT IN THE WORLD AM I DOING HERE.))
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OUT Q=am I doing here.


Since then, the city has built a new jail, and expanded it.
The number of inmates has grown from 162 when Hudson took over, to an average of 750 today.
And Hudson says he is proud of the professional staff he has assembled.
But don't expect a quiet retirement. Hudson is considering a run for another elective office, and says he will announce his intentions early in the new year.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

Taxes


ANCHOR=Teresa
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=SGO
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=Taxes


Nineteen ninety-eight should bring a little relief to taxpayers ... if you know where to look.
One way some people might save is with what's called a Roth Individual Retirement Account.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Gary (DIRK) Duerk, of Brown, Edwards and Company in Roanoke, says starting tomorrow, you can put money in a Roth I-R-A.
You'll have to pay a one-time tax.
But after that, you'll never again pay taxes on the money in your account.
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((GARY DUERK/BROWN, EDWARDS AND COMPANY: IT'S A BIG CHOICE IF YOU WANT TO CONVERT. BUT IT'S A GOOD WAY TO PUT MONEY AWAY FOR RETIREMENT. AND WHEN IT COMES OUT IT'S TAX FREE AND YOU GUARANTEE YOURSELF THAT ANY RAISE IN THE TAX RATES WON'T AFFECT YOU. ))
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Duerk says there are other ways to save money in the new year:
Transfer money to lower-income family members, like your children, giving them bonds or insurance policies -- Kids have much lower tax rates.
Also, Duerk recommends you buy municipal bonds, because there's no federal tax taken out.
And if you buy savings bonds or Treasury bills that mature in the future, you can defer taxes you'd normally pay next year.
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ANCHOR=Teresa
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=none


Stay with us, in just a moment Robin Reed will have the chilly forecast.
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but first, we'll meet Evan Sutherland. He's a special football fan who is getting his wish to see the Super Bowl up close.
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Make-wish


ANCHOR=Hamilton
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-90
GRAPHIC=NONE


A little boy from Roanoke will be sitting on the sidelines at the Super Bowl in San Diego next month.
His 50-yard-line seats would cost you and me 35-hundred dollars apiece, but Evan Sutherland's got free tickets.
Keith Humphry tells us what's so special about this nine-year old.
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IN Q=Well, I'm hoping
SUPER=07-Evan Sutherland; :05
SUPER=01-Terry Sutherland/Evan's Mother; :24
SUPER=01-Ron Sutherland/Evan's Father; :36
SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/January 26, 1997; :56
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((
With eight teams still in the race, the Grace Academy fourth grader has already made his picks. ((1:21:45 ((WELL, I'M HOPING IT'S SAN FRANCISCO OR DENVER.))
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Evan has Muscular Dystrophy, and that makes him eligible to make-a-wish and have the Make-a-Wish Foundation make it come true.
He's a sports fanatic... mostly as a spectator, his mom says.
The Sutherlands found out he has muscular dystrophy when Evan was three and-a-half. 1:32:55 ((SO FOR THE LAST SIX YEARS THAT WE'VE HAD TO ADJUST TO THIS, A LOT OF PRAYERS HAVE GONE UP. THROUGH ALL OF THIS THE BLESSINGS HAVE JUST BEEN PHENOMENAL.))
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A trip to the Super Bowl is just the most recent example. 1:55:40 ((AN INDIVIDUAL HAS EVEN STEPPED FORWARD THAT WE HAVE NEVER EVEN MET AND HAS PURCHASED A POWER CHAIR THAT EVAN WILL BE SHORTLY GETTING AND USING AT SCHOOL.))
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Evan has a conventional wheelchair, but he's dependant on others to push him in it.
The "power chair" will be his in time for his trip out West. 1:23:50 ((A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY GOTTEN TICKETS ALREADY.))
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At 35-hundred dollars a seat, even Make-a-Wish- -working with the N-F-L- -has, so far, come up with only two tickets to the game.
There is thing that excites Evan even more than an all-expense paid trip to San Diego for a week during the Super Bowl.... NAT
He hopes "Luke" will come to live with him. The 1-year old service dog-in-training will make life a lot easier. 1:25:35 ((IT WON'T MAKE ME FEEL LONELY ANYMORE. I MEAN WITH SOMEBODY THERE ALL THE TIME. Do you feel lonely a lot? WHEN I FALL DOWN IT'S KIND OF HARD. AND BEING IN WHEELCHAIRS ALL THE TIME. I GUESS SOMEBODY COULD BE WITH ME.))
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It beats having to rely on his sister to fetch stuff for him.
He's not sure he'll get Luke. 1:26:40 ((But you're on the list? YEAH, FIRST.))
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The entire family leaves for California January 22, courtesy of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
The one wish the foundation cannot grant is that Evan be able to run and play as hard as other fourth graders.
Keith Humphry News 7.))
Forecasts
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SUPER=332-Flurries Ending/Light Winds/7-10/Mostly Sunny/Wind SW-10/32-35;
SUPER=333-Flurries Ending/Light Winds/10-14/Sunny/Light Winds/30-35;
SUPER=334-Flurries Ending/Very Cold/3-6/Partly Cloudy/And Breezy/28-32;
SUPER=X5001;


S-Extra


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Extra
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


V-M-I beat Virginia Tech at the Cassell this afternoon William Fleming wins the NationsBank Holiday Hoops championship and Tech and Carolina are set for tomorrow's Gator Bowl.
But first our Extra point.
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SUPER=04-NFL; :


Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy resigned today after coaching the N-f-L team for 11 years.
Levy took the Bills to the Super Four times and management wanted Levy to coach the team for one more.
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((MARV LEVY/RETIRES AS BILLS COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Marv Levy/Retires as Bills Coach; :00
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OUT Q=........a change."
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WIPE TO MOTION
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SUPER=X5020;
SUPER=0101-j/Arizona St.#16/17//Iowa/7///j/So.
Mississippi#21/41//Pittsburgh/7///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0101-j/Kansas St.#10/35//Syracuse#14/18///;
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-j/Iowa#14/89//Indiana/76///j/Florida St.#15/66//DePaul/65///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Georgetown/74//West
Virginia#22/65///j/Michigan#18/76//Wisconsin/63///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Arkansas#23/103//Alabama St./48///j/Marquette#25/71//St.

Peter's/55///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-/Radford/65//Utah State/67/2//;
SUPER=X5031;
SUPER=0103-j/Pittsburgh/3//Carolina/2////Ottawa/0/j/Buffalo/3///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0103-/N.Y. Rangers/0/j/Tampa Bay/2////St. Louis/2/j/Detroit/5///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0103-j/Montreal/3//Calgary/2////Los Angeles/2//Dallas/2/3//;
SUPER=X5029;
SUPER=0104-/Roanoke/2/j/Wheeling/3////Chesapeake/4/j/Huntington/5///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0104-/Richmond/1/j/Hampton/2///j/Charlotte/4//Raleigh/3///;
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Toronto/91/j/Washington/118///;
RUNS=1:00
OUT Q=....last score."
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#TB98-1
GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops


V-M-I will celebrate the New Year with its first win over Virginia Tech since the 1971-72 season.
The Keydets beating the Hokies at the Cassell 73 to 65.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Hokies vs Keydets; :


Tech coach Bobby Hussey is not to happy as the Hokies were behind in the first half.
V-M-I's Jason Bell passes to Darryl Faulkner who hits the three for three of his game high 24 points.
The Hokies answer Jenis Grindstaff passes to Roland Roberts for two of his game high 16.
But the Keydets come right back Faulkner hitting another three pointer as the V-M-I added to its lead.
Tech gets out on the break and SUPER=33-VMI/73/Virginia Tech/65/;despite

the Roberts monster jam the Keydets hold on to beat the Hokies 73 to 65.
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S-West


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-16
GRAPHIC=College Hoops


The Mountaineers of West Virginia could lose their spot in the top 25 after losing this afternoon to Georgetown 74 to 65.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Georgetown/MSG; :


West Virginia head coach Gale Catlett looking cool on the bench.
In the first half Georgetown's Jamal Waskins gets out and throws down the jam as the Hoyas took a 5 point lead.
But the Mountaineers came right back with this steal and jam by Damian Owens and the West Virginia took a two point lead.
Georgetown's Trez Kilpatrick broke SUPER=33-Georgetown/74/West

Virginia/65/;a 25 to 25 tie with two straight three pointers and the Hoyas win the game 74 to 56.
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S-Fleming


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VB98-1
GRAPHIC=NATIONSBANK


It took a couple of extra days, but the Fleming Colonels wrapped up the snow-delayed NationsBank Holiday Classic at the Salem Civic Center this afternoon.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem/Fleming vs. Cave Spring; :00


The Colonels were anxious to end 1997 on a positive note.
But Cave Spring would provide the early fireworks. Watch Justin Shirley penetrate and dish behind his back to Daniel Penn for the jump shot to open the scoring.
Fleming Rasul Majied would answer that with a three point bomb from the top of the key for the Colonels.
But back come the Knights. Ricky Dierker hangs in the lane and throws in the runner as Cave Spring stays close.
SUPER=33-Cave Spring/50/William Fleming/59/ ;


But Derrick Turner helps lead the Colonels to the NationsBank Classic with the 59 to 50 win.
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Sports Tease


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


And coming up, Syracuse and Kansas State hooked up in the Fiesta Bowl this evening.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And the talking is over Virginia Tech and North Carolina are ready for tomorrow afternoon's Gator Bowl.
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S-Hokies


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#TF97-2
GRAPHIC=Gator Bowl W/Helmets; :


In just over 12 hours, Virginia Tech and North Carolina will be strapping on their hats and getting ready to but heads in the Gator Bowl.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Jacksonville; :


Earlier this week head coach Frank Beamer announced that Al Clark will start the game.
Tech had two good days of practice to get ready for the big game and even though their 11 and a half underdogs head coach Frank Beamer has a game plan for the 10 and 1 Tar Heels.
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((FRANK BEAMER/TECH HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Tech Head Coach; :
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OUT Q=.....won't work."
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S-UNC


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-4
GRAPHIC=Gator Bowl


Earlier this morning Beamer was joined by North Carolina head coach Carl Torbush at the final news conference before tomorrow's 53-rd annual Gator Bowl.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL;


The coaches traded last minute throughts at the Radison Riverwalk hotel before finishing up their final preparations for the game.
As for Torbush, He and his staff would have liked to have finished those details and played the Hokies long before the first day of the New Year.
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((CARL TORBUSH/NORTH CAROLINA HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Carl Torbush/North Carolina Head Coach; :
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=........be playing."
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VO-NAT (Cont.)


Both Teams spent part of this afternoon going through their final workouts at Alltel Stadium and mugging for the camera at the Mandatory photo shoot.
As double digit underdogs, The Hokies have nothing to lost tomorrow.
But the once beaten tarheels insist they aren't letting the pressure of being the favorite bother them.
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IN Q="I don't

((TORBUSH: ))
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=.....like Virginia tech."
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S-Syracuse


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-3
GRAPHIC=College Football


Syracuse received the Big East Alliance Bowl spot and squared off tonight against Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Tempe, AZ/CBS SPORTS; :


The Orangemen took a three to nothing lead on their first drive but Kansas State quarterback Michael Bishop goes to the air and hits his big receiver Darnell McDonald who takes it in from 21 yards out and State took the 7 to 3 lead.
Then later in the second quarter SUPER=36-Kansas

St./35/Syracuse/18/;Bishop drops back to pass instead he pulls it in and scores from 12 yards out to make it 14 to 3 and the Wildcats go on to win it 35 to 18.
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Hilton-Head


ANCHOR=Teresa
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Clinton


The President and the First Family took time out today for a little R-and-R on the beach.
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The Clintons are officially on their annual retreat to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Tonight they attended a New Year's Eve bash along with hundreds of regulars at the invitation-only Renaissance Weekend.
Each year-- for the past 13 years, the Clintons have spent New Year's Eve at the highbrow get-together on Hilton Head Island.
The invitation-only event over New Year's combines socializing with seminars on everything from finance to religion.
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And as the old year comes to a close, settle in and try to forget about the chilly weather.
Tonight photographer Mark Hollandsworth warms the spirit with a glimpse of some snowy scenes from the New River Valley.
Have a Happy New Year.
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