[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

A quarter century after he walked away from a prison farm in Martinsville, a man who'd become a model citizen in
Michigan is back in a Virginia lock up.
We'll have the latest on the Alfred Martin Story.
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And a birthday celebration at Center in the Square has something for everyone.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Head]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, The stars will shine tonight as Friday Football Extra hosts its annual banquet the Music City Bowl game between Virginia Tech and Alabama is a sell out.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Roanoke Express has a big game in Hampton tonight.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


A fifty degree temperature drop since Sunday afternoon is completed this evening. Dry, chilly weather is the story for the next three days. [open]
[SUPER=#4054; News 7 at Six Headline Banner]
[SUPER=@Keith1;]
[SUPER=@Roy1;]
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[Extradition]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-72 1:01:25]
[GRAPHIC=Alfred Martin]


He walked away from the Martinsville prison farm 25 years ago ... but tonight, he's back in Virginia.
Alfred Martin was extradicted this morning from Michigan, where he's been living as a free man.
As Christy Hubley tell us, prosecutors haven't forgotten what happened a quarter century ago..
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Alfred Odell Martin is in the]
[SUPER=03-Livonia, MI; :23]
[SUPER=01-Steve Draper/Martinsville Sheriff; :29]
[SUPER=@Christy2; :38]
[SUPER=07-Alfred Odell Martin; :46]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Joan Ziglar/Martinsville Prosecutor; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=News 7, Martinsville.]

(( Alfred Odell Martin is in the Martinsville City Jail, serving out the sentence he should have served in 1974-- a total of three months for selling marijuana.
But after one day at the city farm, Martin fled-- and eventually landed near Detroit-- a business owner and a family man.
When Michigan police pulled Martin over for a traffic stop last month, they discovered he was a wanted man.
Two Martinsville Sheriff's Deputies flew to Michigan to escort him back to Vriginia.
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[SOT 13:20:27-:35]
[IN Q=Everything went without]

((STEVE DRAPER/MARTINSVILLE SHERIFF: EVERYTHING WENT WITHOUT A PROBLEM. HE WAS VERY CORDIAL AND COOPERATIVE. HE HAS BEEN EVER SINCE HE'S BEEN HERE. HE'S BEEN VERY MANNERLY AND VERY CORDIAL.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=and very cordial.]


Martin and his lawyers fought the extradition but lost.
Before he left Michigan, Martin said there was no longer any good reason to bring him back..
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It there's any debt]

((ALFRED ODELL MARTIN: IF THERE'S ANY DEBT TO PAY, THEN I'VE PAID IT. IF THERE'S ANY REHABILITATION NEEDED, THEN I'VE DONE IT. IF THERE'S A FINE THEY WANT ME TO PAY, I'LL PAY IT. AND WE'LL CALL IT EVEN. )) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=call it even.]


But at a news conference in Martinsville, the Commonwealth's Attorney made it clear she is not about to call it even.
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[SOT 13:22:27-:38]
[IN Q=It's not a message]

((JOAN ZIGLAR/IT'S NOT A MESSAGE I WANT TO SEND THAT YOU CAN SELL DRUGS AND IF YOU LEAVE THE STATE AND DO WELL YOU NEVER HAVE TO ANSWER FOR THAT.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=answer for that.]


Martin is facing felony escape and larceny charges.
Together, those crimes carry a 25-year maximum prison sentence.
If he's convicted, Martin would be punished under 1974 sentencing guidelines, requiring that he serve almost nine years.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Martinsville.))
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[Rape-arrest]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Roanoke school employee has been arrested and charged with the rape that allegedly occurred yesterday at the Knights of Pythias Lodge.
Police say 44-year old Kim Brandon Kennedy called an exotic dancer to the lodge at 1:20 in the morning to perform. When she refused to have sex with him, police say Kennedy raped the woman.
Kennedy is the building manager at Ruffner Middle School.

[***Take VO here***][Church-Burglary]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-75 1:26:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]
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[VO-NAT]


A hidden camera caught this man stealing a television from a Botetourt County church.
Problem is, sheriff's deputies don't recognize the man, and neither do church members.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


SIX T-V's have been stolen from Rainbow Forest Baptist Church in the past three months.
The thief will face grand larceny charges and up to 20 years in jail.
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[***WIPE***WIPE***WIPE***]

[Bank-indictment]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-73 42:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[WIPE**WIPE**WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 2]


Police have a suspect in two robberies at the same bank.
Twenty-two year old Yvon Vital Majeus allegedly made off with 57-hundred dollars October 9 at the First National Exchange Bank.
Today's federal indictment says Majeus also had a role in the robbery at F-N-E-B November 2.
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[Criminal-R ecords]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-68 1:21:07]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Capitol]


Knowing who's a criminal in Virginia sounds like a good idea.
The State Crime Commission thinks so.
It's proposing that everyone's criminal records -- from felony convictions right down to traffic stops -- would be available to the public.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


Currently, only certain organizations can run comprehensive record checks through the State Police.
The American Civil Liberties Union has some concerns.
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[SOT 03:31:41]
[IN Q=Most people]

((KENT WILLIS/VIRGINIA ACLU: MOST PEOPLE WHO ARE ARRESTED ARE NOT CONVICTED OF THE CRIME FOR WHICH THEY ARE ARRESTED. HOWEVER THAT INFORMATION COULD BE USED IN A HIGHLY DISCRIMINATORY WAY. SOMEONE COULD SAY OH YOU'VE BEEN ARRESTED A COUPLE OF TIMES FOR THIS OR THAT. THEREFORE, I'M NOT GOING TO HIRE YOU. OR THEREFORE I'M NOT GOING TO RENT TO YOU. AND IT'S PERFECTLY LEGAL TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST SOMEONE BECAUSE OF THEIR PAST CRIMINAL RECORD.))
[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU;]
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[OUT Q=criminal record.]
[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=None]


Public access to criminal records may become a bill before the 1999 General Assembly.[Floyd-911]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-65 1:12:54]
[GRAPHIC=Floyd County 911]


Saving lives in emergencies often starts with the fastest response time.
Floyd County's 9-1-1 system is on the cutting edge, one that many other counties are likely to follow.
Teresa Hamilton shows us why.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Cynthia Babb]
[SUPER=03-Floyd; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Babb/E-911 Communication's Supervisor; :09 quick!!]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; :44 quick!! ]
[SUPER=01-Ford Wirt/Emergency Services Coordinator; 1:00 quick!!]
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[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Floyd.]


((Cynthia Babb is Floyd County's 9-1-1 Communication's supervisor...
And as you might imagine can't say enough about the county's new 9-1-1 system.
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[3:14:08]
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's already]

CYNTHIA BABB/E-911 COMMUNICATION'S SUPERVISOR: IT'S ALREADY MAKING A CRITICAL DIFFERENCE IN TERMS OF RESPONSE TIME BECAUSE IT'S SO MUCH EASIER.
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=so much easier.]


Even before the phone rings with a 9-1-1 call... the computer has already made the dispatcher aware of valuable information.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We not ]

((WE NOT ONLY HAVE THEIR TELEPHONE NUMBER, WE HAVE THEIR ADDRESS AND WE HAVE WHICH EMERGENCY SERVICE NUMBER THEY ARE SERVED BY. ))
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=served by.]


In other words, the computer tells the dispatcher which fire department or rescue squad is closest to respond.
The computerized system also includes maps and directions to the caller's home. [TAKE SU]
The county has been working on the project since 1993-- and gives much of the credit for its success to a Blacksburg engineering firm. [END SU]
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[3:20:19]
[SOT]
[IN Q=ANDERSON]

((FORD WIRT/EMERGENCY SERVICES COORDINATOR:ANDERSON AND ASSOCIATES WAS OUR MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT. ))
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=consultant.]


Ford Wirt is Floyd county's emergency services coordinator.
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[3:21:10]
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's ]

((IT'S VERY MUCH DIFFERENT FROM WHAT WE USED BEFORE WITH THE TELEPHONE AND ONEDISPATCH CONSOLE, THIS IS, AGAIN, A STATE OF THE ART. ))
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=the art.]


But there is room for improvement. Roughly 10- percent of the county's 12-thousand residents aren't listed in the computer...
Mostly residents with unlisted phone numbers who haven't given the phone company permission to release their name and address to the county.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Floyd.))[Tease#1]

[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]

"Center in the Square" marks an important milestone, there's more on the way.
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[VO-NAT]

Next, two babies await new hearts in Roanoke ... their young lives depend on it.
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[NEWSCAST=6]
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[TAPE#=98-64 1:36:39]
[GRAPHIC=Organ Donation]


Christmas is the giving season, and in that spirit two local families are asking for the greatest gift they could hope for this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Two year old Courtney LaPlante and 18 month old Kayla Griffin need heart transplants.
The babies are at Roanoke Community Hospital's Pediatric Intensive care Unit. Even though both children are extremely sick, the families are managing to stay strong.
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[IN Q=Sometimes when]

((KAREN LAPLANTE/COURTNEY'S MOM: SOMETIMES WHEN I GET SAD, COURTNEY WAS RUNNING AROUND THAT HOUSE ONE DAY AND I WAS VERY SAD AND STARTED CRYING AND SHE KISSED BOTH MY CHEEKS WHERE THE TEARS WERE, IF I'M UPSET SHE HUGS ME, SHE'S JUST A WONDERFUL KID.))
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[IN Q=We've got two]

((DR. HUGH CRAFT/PEDIATRIC ICU DIRECTOR: WE'VE GOT TWO SPECIAL LITTLE GIRLS HERE WHO NEED SOMETHING GOOD TO HAPPEN IF THEY'RE GOING TO SEE CHRISTMAS NEXT YEAR.))
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[OUT Q=next year]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


23-hundred heart transplants are performed each year in the United States.
Only about 125 babies in the country are on heart transplant waiting lists.



[Center-Square]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-62 1:50:53]
[GRAPHIC=Center in the Square]

The landmark that breathed new life into the Downtown Roanoke Market area is celebrating its 15 birthday. David Johnson takes a look at how the Center in the Square has grown.
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[IN Q=Students from]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :01]
[SUPER=01-Pearl Fu/Celebration Spokeswoman; :17]
[SUPER=01-Jenefer Davies-Mansfield/Roanoke Ballet Artistic Director; :51]
[SUPER=01-Deborah Wilson/Druid Hills Elementary; 1:05]
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[NAT-SOUND]
[RUNS=06]

Students from Southwest Virginia are singing the praises of the center that first opened in 1983. Initially a home to five arts and sciences groups, it quickly became much more.
[SOT=02:47:09]
[IN Q=IT HAS REVITALIZED]

((PEARL FU/CELEBRATION SPOKESWOMAN; IT HAS REVITALIZED A DECAYING DOWNTOWN. SINCE THE CENTER'S OPENING, MORE THAN 240 BUSINESSES HAVE COME IN.))
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=HAVE COME IN.]

It also generated over 350-miilion dollars in construction projects. But the center's true value cannot be measured in dollars and cents. The facility offers free housing and security to its tenants, including the Roanoke Ballet.
[SOT=02:47:50]
[IN Q=THIS WAY EACH]

((THIS WAY EACH ORGANIZATION CAN CONCENTRATE ON PROVIDING THE EXCELLENT QUALITY OF THEIR PERFORMANCE, EXHIBITS AND THEIR PROGRAMS.))
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[OUT Q=THEIR PROGRAMS.]
[SOT=02:54:48]
[IN Q=OUR OVERALL]

((JENEFER DAVIES-MANSFIELD/ROANOKE BALLET ARTISTIC DIRECTOR; OUR OVERALL PERFORMING SEASON HAS GROWN ENORMOUSLY. WE BRING IN AND EDUCATING NEW AUDIENCES THAT WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO BEFORE.))
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=TO BEFORE.]

This Martinsville school teacher sees it as a tool for implementing the state's new standards of learning.
[SOT=02:51:30]
[IN Q=THIS IS AN]

((DEBORAH WILSON/DRUID HILLS ELEMENTARY; THIS IS AN EXCELLENT RESOURCE IN THE AREA OF SCIENCE. WE PARTICULARLY ARE INTERESTED IN THE WEATHER GALLERY.))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=WEATHER GALLERY.]
[SOT=02:51:41]
[IN Q=AND WE'RE]

((AND WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT SEEING THE ENVENOMATORS EXHIBIT WHICH IS AN EXHIBIT ON POISONOUS SNAKES.))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=POISONOUS SNAKES.]

[STAND-UP/] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; ORGANIZERS SAY ALTHOUGH THE CENTER IS 15-YEARS OLD, IT'S STILL IN ITS GROWING STAGES. THIS CELEBRATION WILL LAST THROUGH NEXT MONTH AS A WAY FOR THEM TO SHOW THEIR APPRECIATION FOR THE COMMUNITY'S SUPPORT. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))
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[Judy-Ratcliff]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-70 1:26:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Today's celebration held special meaning for one science museum employee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Judy Ratcliff has worked at the center for six years, but has never seen it before. She was legally blind until she recently had a successful cornea transplant.
[SOT=02:52:31]
[IN Q=I LIKE]

((JUDY RATCLIFF/SCIENCE MUSEUM EMPLOYEE; I LIKE THE RED CARPET ON THE WALLS AND THE BEAUTIFUL ANGEL TREE AS YOU COME IN THE FRONT OF CENTER IN THE SQUARE. IT'S ONE OF THE GREATEST GIFTS.))
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=GREATEST GIFTS.]
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[VO-NAT :06 MAX]

Ratcliff used to depend upon a cane to find her way around the center.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

Now she needs little assistance to get around.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Ups and downs on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
[RUNS=:25]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-y/18.79/9009.19/x/15.67/2050.42;]

The Dow dipped nineteen points to close near nine thousand-9. But NASDAQ climbed almost 16 points.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-77 13:59]
[GRAPHIC=Habitat for Humanity]


The city of Roanoke wants to build 24-houses in Westview Terrace.
That's the same community that vigorously fought Habitat for Humanity's efforts to build houses there this summer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/August;]


People who live in the neighborhood said Habitat homes would lower their property values.
The city stepped into the controversy, buying the land and saying it would build a park there.
But now the city wants to build what it calls "medium-priced" housing.
There will likely be a public hearing before construction starts.
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[Philip-Morris]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-66 1:10:42]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


The tobacco farmer aid package in the national tobacco settlement appeared to unravel last week, as tobacco giant R-J Reynolds walked away from the table.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./File Tape;]


But now, Philip Morris has offered farmers a little boost.
The maker of Marlboro is offering to buy half of the nation's flue-cured tobacco reserves.
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;]


If tobacco quota authorities approve the deal, it could mean higher prices for the most common crop tobacco farmers grow.
It could also mean more tobacco could be grown next year.
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[Umpire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-78 11:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Most professional referees and umpires seem to get the most attention these days for their controversial calls.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


But, National League umpire Jerry Layne, was playing it safe.
He spent the day visiting veterans at the V-A Medical Center in Salem.
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[SOT 10.09.09 - 10.09.20]
[IN Q=I'm rewarded everyday]

((JERRY LAYNE/NATIONAL LEAGUE UMPIRE: I'M REWARDED EVERYDAY WHEN I WALK THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR OF THE HOSPITAL AND SEE SMILING FACES WELCOMING ME TO THE HOSPITAL AND THEN I GO AROUND AND DO MY THING AND I TRY TO PUT ONE SMILE ON A FACE AND WE SUCCEED MANY-A-TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Layne/National League Umpire;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=many-a-time.]
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[VO-NAT]


Layne has been an umpire with baseball's National League for 10 years.
He's also been volunteering with the group, Disabled American Veterans for three years.
During the off-season he plans to visit about five veterans' hospitals a month.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Coming up in sports, The Roanoke Express will hit the road tonight to take on Hampton Roads.
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[Take Mike full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]



[Commercial Break #3]


[S-Live]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


Our 14 Players of the Week and 150 guests are inside the Grand Ballroom of the Airport Mariott anxiously awaiting the start of the 15th annual Friday Football Extra Awards banquet.
[Double Boxes=Roy/Mike Microwave]


Mike Stevens is there hopefully keeping my dinner warm.
[Live=Mike Full]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
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Mike interviews Willis White
[SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach;]

After the super has been established run :25 -take out after the trophy shot.
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[S-Tickets]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Music City Bowl]


There are no more tickets for the Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Virginia Tech Athletic Department announced today that it has sold all of its alloted 12-thousand tickets for the game.
Both the University of Alabama and the Music City Bowl ticket officesalso have sold out their allotment of tickets.


The 8 and 3 Hokies will Face Alabama at Vanderbilt Stadium on December 29-th.





[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-28 43:28]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Hampton Roads]


The Express is back in second place in the Northeast Division and can close in on first place Hampton Roads lead with a win against the Admirals tonight in Norfolk.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00]


Roanoke won for the 12th time this season last night, topping the Peoria Rivermen 4-3. Dave Gagnon made 34 saves. Aside from a few mental mistakes, the Express played well. A near mistake free effort will be needed tonight against the Admirals.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I think]
[SUPER=01-Scott Gordon/Express Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kris Cantu/Express Left Wing; :10]
[SUPER=01-Duane Harmer/Express Player-Coach; :26]
[RUNS=:39]
[OUT Q=...two points out of there"]
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[S-Track]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-19 tc 1:58:01]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke College]


Two Roanoke College Cross Country runners have received post season honors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/September 5th;]


Franklin County native, David Angell was named men's most valuable runner.
The senior led the Maroons, winning five races including the ODAC Championships and helped Roanoke College win its first conference title since 1987.
Sophomore Casey Smith picked up the women's most valuable runner.
Smith had four first place finishes, seven top 10s and earned first team all-ODAC honors.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Changing boundaries are clearing the way for new business in the area.
[Double boxes=Keith/Jean--Newsroom]


Jean Jadhon joins us with details. [Take Jean full]
[super=@Jean1]


Keith, when Kroger talks, Rocky Mount and Franklin County listen.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./November]


The grocery store threatened to pull the plug on plans for a super shopping center near Route 40 East of town... unless the town or county would spring for sewer lines.
Last month, Franklin County agreed to give Rocky Mount about 83 acres of land, so the town will provide utilities for the shopping center, and share in its tax revenue.
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[double boxes=Keith/Jean--Newsroom]


But are Rocky Mount residents happy with the plan?
We'll find out in a public hearing tonight.
Tina Tenret will have full report at 11.

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