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Next on News 7-
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The search for a death row escapee is over in Texas-
NO NBA hoops... so is it no big deal? We'll check in with people to see what they think plus the latest on the lockout. And the holiday season marches into Vinton.
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News 7 is next. [Open]
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((IT'S PRETTY WEIRD THEY'RE SO GREEDY OVER ALL THAT MONEY WHEN THEY ALREADY HAVE IT.))
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[VO-NAT]


Are YOU missing the N-B-A?
We'll have the latest on the lockout, and hear what the "net" result has been for basketball fans.
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[NBA]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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N-B-A talks between team owners and the players' union resumed today.
The bargaining session was the first in 13 days between negotiators from both sides.
But the game's still off -- the league is still in a lockout.
So how does this play on local courts? Do YOU really miss it?
Tina Tenret caught up with fans of all ages.
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The Cave Spring Junior High Squires are beating the Northside Norsemen.
The fans are out, the pace is fast, spirit's high.
The players' reward?
Two points and a shot of school pride.
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So what do these guys think about the NBA lockout?
More than 200 pro games cancelled so far, as players battle owners for more money.
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((ADAM TRUMBOWER/EIGHTH GRADE: I THINK THEY SHOULD JUST FIGURE IT OUT SOMEHOW. IT'S PRETTY WEIRD THEY'RE SO GREEDY OVER ALL THAT MONEY WHEN THEY ALREADY HAVE IT.))
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Grab a seat at a high school game, and these women will tell you the NBA men have it all wrong.
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((SARAH RUTHERFORD/HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR: USUALLY I FEEL LIKE WOMEN PLAY BECAUSE THEY WANT TO PLAY. THE WNBA DON'T GET PAID TOO MUCH. AND THE ABL HAVEN'T REACHED THOSE LEVELS TO WHERE THAT'S THE REASON THEY'RE PLAYING. THEY'RE PLAYING BECAUSE THEY LOVE IT AND WANT TO GET OUT THERE AND PLAY BASKETBALL.))
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Final stop of the night: a local bar, where college basketball and NFL football fill in for the NBA.
No one seems to miss it.
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((PETE OSBORNE: WHEN FOOTBALL'S OVER WITH, PEOPLE MIGHT MISS IT. BUT RIGHT NOW AS FAR AS PUBLIC OPINION, I DON'T THINK ANYONE REALLY MISSES IT ALL. IT'S TWO GREEDY SIDES GOING AT EACH OTHER.))
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So has this sunk the game's image?
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((I THINK SO CONSIDERING THE STRIKE IN BASEBALL IN 1994. THAT HURT IT PRETTY BAD SO I THINK THE SAME WILL HAPPEN IN BASKETBALL.))
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: SO IF YOU'RE A DIEHARD BASKETBALL FAN FRUSTRATED BY THE N-B-A LOCKOUT REMEMBER YOU CAN STILL CATCH YOUR LOCAL TEAM. THESE GUYS PLAY FOR THE FUN OF IT. TINA TENRET NEWS7 ROANOKE COUNTY.))
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[Lockout-Latest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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So what are the chances the lockout might possible end any time soon?
[Double Boxes=Jean & Steve/Newsroom]

Steve Mason has been following events through the day, and he has the latest from our newsroom.
[Live= Steve full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@steve1;]
(Steve ad-libs)


Jean, It's not looking good. The NBA Labor talks resumed today after a 13 break. Now during the first few hours of one of the longest sessions yet, NBA commisioner David Stern made a plea to save the season. Talks took a turn for the worse when Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning said..."this lockout won't end until the owners get as much as they can out of the players...it comes down to greed on their part". The sides were still meeting in mid evening.
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Jean, you ask if the season will be saved? one good sign, Michael Jordan showed up at the talks but Jean, if players a

nd owners cannot come up with a solution in the next few weeks, the entire season will be scapped. Jean. [Cardwell]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=98-63 2:00:25]
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Virginia executed its 13th death row prisoner tonight, and he died asking a question.
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Kevin Cardwell was pronounced dead tonight at 9:05. Asked if he had a final statement, Cardwell said -- QUOTING --:

``Personally, yeah. Why was all them sick people looking at me through that glass?''
The reference was to witnesses who attend executions.
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[Death-Row]


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Virginia prison officials say a different death row inmate may have tried to kill himself this week -- instead of waiting for the state to do it.
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[VO-NAT]
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Prison officials say the unidentified inmate was found unconscious in his cell on Tuesday at the new Sussex Correctional Center.
He was treated and released from the hospital.
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It's being investigated as a possible drug overdose and a possible suicide attempt.

[Boatman]


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A guilty verdict today for a Collinsville man charged with a deadly shooting at the Stanley Furniture plant.
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[VO-NAT]
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Philip Grady Boatman was convicted today of second degree murder for the death of Daniel Mussleman.
The shooting happened in April in the parking of the furniture plant.
The prosecution argued Boatman was jealous over an affair his estranged wife was having with the victim.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The jury recommended a punishment of 23-years in prison.
Formal sentencing is set for February.






[Poindexter]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A medical examiner's report verifies police suspicions. It appears Derek Poindexter was trying to swallow cocaine when a Roanoke policeman hit him with pepper spray.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 24]


Relatives said he could have had a cough drop in his mouth.
But test results indicate what he spit out was cocaine.
And the official cause of death is acute cocaine poisoning.
Poindexter's family isn't satisfied, still blaming police for his death.
They've asked the state A-C-L-U chapter to look into the case.
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[Campbell-911]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A cut fiber optics line left more than half of Campbell County without 9-1-1 service this afternoon.
For more than an hour, residents south of Rustburg could not call outside their local exchange.
Repairs were completed late this afternoon.

Authorities say there were "no" problems with emergency service.[Snowshoe]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=98-66 59:30]
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The unseasonable weather has taken its toll on the region's ski slopes.
With snow in short supply, the Snowshoe Resort in West Virginia is making the best of a challenging situation.
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[VO-NAT]
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Two runs and six trails are still open at Snowshoe and at neighboring Silver Creek.
In fact, they're the only winter resorts south of Vermont still operating.
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((STEVE RICE/SNOWSHOE RESORT PRESIDENT: YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES THAT MOTHER NATURE CAN THROW. FORTUNATELY IT LOOKS LIKE COLD WEATHER IS RETURNING NEXT MONDAY AND POSSIBLE CONSIDERABLY COLDER BY MID- WEEK. WITH THE EXPANSION OF OUR SNOWMAKING PLANT THIS YEAR, GREATER AMOUNTS OF AIR, COMPRESSED AIR AND WATER, WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO RECOVER VERY QUICKLY.))
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[OUT Q=recover very quickly.]
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In the meantime, the resort will take advantage of the warm weather and re- open the championship Hawthorne Valley Golf Course.
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Snowshoe is also re-opening its mountain bike trails this weekend.

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The holiday shopping season is in full swing.
The Christmas-tree shopping season is not.
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Lots around Roanoke are stocked.
Tree vendors say the warm weather is keeping Christmas-tree buyers from getting into the right frame of mind.
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((THOMPSON: NOBODY'S IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT. I'M HERE PUTTING SUNTAN LOTION ON SO I WON'T GET A SUNBURN. ))
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[VO-NAT]


The tree-selling season doesn't usually pick up until it gets closer to the holiday.
But this year it's off to an even slower than usual start.
And tree-sellers have to dump some of their trees because they're getting too much sun.
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((NEWTON: I WENT THROUGH THE LOT AND PULLED OUT ALL THE TREES THAT WERE DRYING OUT. THIS IS SOMETHING YOU CAN'T PASS ON TO THE CUSTOMER.))
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Tree sellers are taking extra precautions to make sure their trees don't dry out.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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If you have a long list of traffic violations, watch out! Still ahead, the law is coming after you.
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[VO-NAT]

And just ahead, police think the case is now closed, in their search for a death row inmate who escaped.
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Hey everbody, Steve Mason here, coming up in sports, Christmas came earlier for this younster, but how did santa get Mark Martins' car into his a stocking, we will tell you, no turtle soup for the Demon deacs tonight, from the fighting irish to the gamecocks? the tigers cactch a tulane coach by the tale, and express rookie gets a little help for his froiends, and mr.s Jones and tv, all comin up in sports..

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The search is over for death-row inmate who escaped. That story leads tonight's "National" report. [Animation] [Music Up FULL]
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The Manhunt is over in Texas.
Escaped Death Row inmate Martin Garule was found dead in the Trinity River just four miles from the prison.
Two fishermen spotted the body.
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(( WE WENT OVER LOOKING AT IT AND FOUDN OUT IT WAS A BODY. WE ASSUMED IT WAS THE INMATE. WE WORK FOR THE STAT EOF TEXAAS WE KNOW WHAT INMATE CLOTHES LOOK LIKE. IT HAD ON INMATE CLOTHES.))
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Garule scaled razor wire fences and was shot at by guards- before running from the prison last week.
Police don't know yet how Garule died.
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((THE TEXAS RANGER TOLD ME THERE WAS BLOOD WER'E NOT GOING TO SPECULATE IT COULD BEH WOUND SUFFERED FROM THE RAZOR WIRE. IT COULD BE THE ACTUAL BULLET WOUND.))
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[vo-nat]
Garule broke out of prison one week ago, Thanksgiving night.
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Just two days after expanding the impeachment investigation-
Judiciary Chairman Henry Hyde announced that alleged campaign finance violations will not be part of the impeachment probe.
Hyde is pushing the committee to vote on articles of impeachment by the end of next week.
Meanwhile, Republican leaders seemed anxious to avoid involvement.
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((REP. BOB LIVINGSONT/R- HOUSE SPEAKER ELECT: RIGHT NOW WE DON'T KNOW WHEN THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE IS GOING TO COMPLETE ITS WORK WE DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO BE IN THE REPORT. WE ANTICIPATE IT'S POSSIBLE THEY COULD FINISH THIS YEAR. IT'S MY HOPE THAT THEY WOULD FINISH THIS YEAR.))
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NASA will try again in about five hours.... to launch the Space shuttle Endeavour.
This morning's launch was scrubbed because of a momentary drop in hydraulic pressure that set alarms off.
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((IF WE NEED TO TAKE THE TIME TO UNDERSTAND IT. THAT WOULD EXCEED OUR LAUNCH WINDOW WE WOULD RATHER DO THAT THEN LAUNCH WITH SOMETHING WE DON'T UNDERSTAND AND TAKE THOSE RISKS.))
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The shuttle will carry a component of the international space station.
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[Tobacco-Farmers]


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[TAPE#98-77 10:39]
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Negotiations to help the tobacco farmers are falling apart.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/File Tape]


North Carolina-based R-J Reynolds says it's walking away from the table.
The lead industry negotiator says that since R-J-R is the second largest company, its pullout forces everyone to start over.
The negotiations were to form a five BILLION dollar assistance package for farmers-- who are expected to lose sales as cigarette prices increase to pay for the national settlement.
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[Car-Loans]


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It's difficult if not impossible to get off welfare if you can't GET to a new job.. but a Lynchburg program has been helping recipients overcome that obstacle for the past year.
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Now a 150-thousand dollar grant will help expand the "Ways to Work" program.
In addition to those coming off welfare, the program will offer low- interest loans to residents who can't get credit elsewhere.
Ways To Work already has issued 43 loans worth 80-thousand dollars.
Most loans helped families purchase or repair a car they needed to get to work or stay in school.
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[Bad-drivers]


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Police officers in the Roanoke Valley are launching a new program designed to get the attention of habitual offenders... those motorists with REALLY bad driving records.
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The Valley's police and prosecutors outlined the plan to put extra teams of police officers on the street in search of those people who don't know or SAY they don't know they have chronically dangerous driving habits.
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((THIS GRANT WILL ALLOW THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO TARGET THIS GROUP AS OPPOSED TO JUST A PART OF THEIR ROUTINE DUTIES.))
[SUPER=01-Donald Caldwell/Roanoke Commonwealth's Atty.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The 30-thousand dollar grant will pay overtime to state and local police officers to work weekends to locate habitual offenders.

[Tease2]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


A building collapse that hurt two firefighters prompts calls for change. Just ahead, a report recommends Roanoke enact new procedures.
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[VO-NAT]

And while Roanoke's Christmas parade may not step off this year, the tradition marches on in Vinton. We'll take you there a little later.
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[Lotto]
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[Porch-Collapse]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-71 52:24]
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The National Institute on Occupational Safety and Health says Roanoke's fire department should improve safety and training procedures.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 11]


They looked into a fire last summer in a vacant house on Campbell Avenue. Part of the porch collapsed and hurt two firefighters, one of them seriously.
The report says the fire department should have a safety officer on the scene of major fires.
And it should provide firefighters with more training on building collapses.
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[Emergency-Training]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-70 1:23:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If practice makes perfect, Danville's emergency management team will certainly be ready for the next natural disaster.
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[SUPER=03-Danville;]


City employees are undergoing training this week learn how to respond during a crisis situation.
They're monitoring weather radar, dispatching rescue resources, and responding to the media.
[SUPER=04-September 1996;]


In September 1996, Hurricane Fran put the city's emergency management plan to a real-life test.
Many of these trainees responded then and are ready to respond in the future.
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[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Tomorrow night, NASCAR celebrates it's season and honors the drivers, crew chiefs and everyone who made Winston Cup a success one again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dripping Springs, TX; :00]


Christmas came early for three year old Spencer Davis His father intered a sweepstakes with the grand prize being Mark Martin's real car he won with at Indianapolis in the Brickyard 400. Spencer won the car and it was delivered to his h

ouse where the entire family had a chance to ride in it and drive it. What a Christmas for this younster.[S-ODAC]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-16 1:56:21]
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In Salem, Roanoke college played host to Emory & Henry in an ODAC battle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Wasps vs. Maroons; :00]

In the second half, the wasps firing on all cylinders. Brian Pruitt takes the jumper form the top of the key, he gets the triple to fall to extend the Emory & Henry lead.
Roanoke answers with the deep pass. Paris Butler hangs, scoops and scores to pull the Maroons to within five points.
Roanoke would tie the game, working the baseline off [SUPER=34-Emory & Henry/64/Roanoke/58;]the in bounds pass, Jas

on Striklin muscles his way up to make it 51 all.
But Emory and Henry finishes strong, Justin Portifield hits Ronald Thurston for 2 of his team high 15, the Wasps drop Roanoke to 1 and 5 with the 64-58 win.
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[S-Terps]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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In ACC action, number two ranked maryland welcomed wake Forest to Cole Field House for a conference clash.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-College Park, Md/FOX; :00]

]
The Demon Deacons could not stop Maryland bigg man Obinna Okezie, who gets inside position and goes up strong for tthe two handed jam. The Terps shot 71 percent in the first half and had a 54-29 lead to show for it.
Wake went to thatt guy, ACC freshman of the year [SUPER=34-Maryland/92/Wake Forest/69;]Robert O'kelley, who buries

the long bonb from behind the screen near the top of the key.
But Maryland was just to deep and to big for the deamon Deacs, the all oop goes as Maryland downs Wake Forest 92-69.
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-27 37:22]
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As we talked about earlier, in the newscats, The five month old NBA lockout took a turn for the better today, in one respect as negotiations resumed for the first time in about two weeks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00]


The players union and the league are together after a 13 day layoff. One good sign in these talks...Michael Jordan made a surprise appearance at the NBA labor talks. Jordan's agent said his client would not get involved again until discussions in the lockout got serious. If a solution is not found in the next few weeks, the entire season will be scrapped.
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[S-Holtz]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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In college football, Lou Holtz has reportdely returned to the sideline.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]


Sources say Holtz has accepted the head coaching job at South Carolina, replacing Brad Scott as the Gamecocks coach. Holtz, who is currently an analyst for CBS, last coached for Notre Dame where he was 100-30 and 2.
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV;]


Also, UNLV offically introduced John Robinson as it's new football coach Thursday. Robinson signs a three year deal worth 375 thousand per year.
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[S-Clemson]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Clemson's new football coach Tommy Bowden was offically introduced as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clemson, SC/Thursday; :00]

At a news conference with media and fans, Bowden put on the Clemson colors. Bowden feels his chances of winning a national championship are greater at football tradition rich Clemson.
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[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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The VHSL football state championships kick off Saturday. Here's a look at the local teams involved.
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[Sports tease]


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Still to come in sports, the story of an Express rookie who is makeing lasting impressions,
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and former Virginia men's basketball coach Jeff Jones has traded in his clip board for a microphone, his colorful story when we come back.
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Former UVa basketball coach Jeff Jones was court side at the Wake Forest/VMI game in Lexington earlier this week. But he wasn't coaching, he was commentating.
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((It seems Jeff Jones's former employer haunts him no matter where he goes. Just a short distance from his color analyst seat, in Cameron Hall, is a picture of the 1977 VMI team. The assistant coach...none other than Pete Gillen, Jones's replacement at Virginia. While he is in his first season at UVa, Jones is making his debut as a telivision color analyist. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
UVa ahtletic director Terry Holland, who sat just a few seats away from his former basketball coach, said Jones would make a good analyst. But Jeff is using his temp job for visibility to hopefully improve his contacts and resume. ((:)) Jones, who auditioned first with ESPN, agreed to a 12 game deal with Hometeam Sports, but that was cut down to the VMI/Wake Forest game In Lexington, Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))
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Christmas trees may not be selling well...but in our video of the day.....
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we see some that were lighting up the streets in Vinton. The town hosted its annual Christmas parade tonight.
While the warm temperatures did not make it feel much like Christmas...the lights, carols and the smiling faces of children, couldn't help but put spectators in the holiday mood.
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