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Coming up on News 7-
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Police say a woman who stole a car tonight - ended up crashing it and dying in Bedford County.
Salem residents are fired up about possible rezoning of 28 acres of land- Tonight we'll tell you what council decided.
And how would you like lower state tuition bills?
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News 7 is next.
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Salem City Council approves controversial rezoning for this piece of land tonight - over the objections of several citizens.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon
Salem City Council was considering the future of the Elizabeth campus... a parcel located near the Civic Center.
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The issue has generated vocal opposition from some Salem residents who believe the land should remain undeveloped.
Tonight, one opponent was escorted from the meeting room, when the council attempted to end the debate.
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Despite the opposition tonight, the vote was unanimous in favor of rezoning 30 acres for light industrial use.
Council voted four to one to rezone five acres for an assisted living center. [Fatal-Ax]
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A bizarre accident in Bedford County-
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A Moneta woman who apparently stole a car from a convenience store crashed the car just a short distance away and died.
Police say Debra Burnett allegedly stole the vehicle from the Bodycamp convenience store on Route 24.
She took off and then just a mile or two down the road- crashed into a home off Route 24.
No one was in the house at the time.
Burnett was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
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[Monty-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A 30-acre plot of land next to Kipps Elementary School in Blacksburg has a new owner.
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Tonight the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to purchase the land which is located on Price's Fork Road.
The land cost the county 650-thousand dollars and will be used for school purposes.
However, the board has not decided what kind of school may be built there.
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Some residents would like to see a new middle school built there while others would prefer a new high school. [Tuiti

on-Cost]


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It was, at first, the Democrats' idea.
But today Republican Governor Jim Gilmore embraced it as his own, proposing a 20-percent cut in tuition costs at Virginia colleges and universities.
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At a press conference today, Gilmore said the cut would save the average student 456-dollars a year.
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((GILMORE: IT MEANS THAT A PERSON DOES NOT HAVE TO DELAY AN EDUCATION IT MEANS A PERSON CAN GET THROUGH THEIR SCHOOLING QUICKER. AT IT MEANS THEY DON'T HAVE TO CARRY BURDEN OUT THERE INTO THE REAL WORLD AFTER THEY FINISH THEIR SCHOOLING. ))
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The Governor also announced a gift of more than 3-and-a half million dollars to open a higher education center in Roanoke.
Fifteen different colleges will use the center to teach classes for college credit.
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((EDWARDS: I'M DELIGHTED THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS NOT JUST THIS YEAR DECIDED TO GIVE US THE 3.6 MILLION FOR THE HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER, BUT ALSO HAS SIGNED ONTO THE IDEA OF ROLLING BACK TUITION. IT'S SOMETHING I'VE BEEN PUSHING FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS. ))
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Gilmore also proposed giving schools 75-million dollars, paying back what they'll lose from tuition bills.
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[Impeachment]


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Two more republican lawmakers now say they favor impeachment.
A third says he's undecided and wants to meet personally with the President before making up his mind.
Jonathan Freed has more.
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((Congressional offices are normally quiet at this time of year...but with the historic impeachment debate in the House now only three days away, the phones are buzzing with opinions about what should become of the President. While that was happening, Mr. Clinton was in the Middle East...promoting his peace initiative...but he could not escape questions about his political future. The President was asked if he would admit to lying under oath.
CLINTON: I DON'T BELIEVE IT'S IN THE INTEREST OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO GO THROUGH THIS IMPEACHMENT PROCESS AND HAVE A TRIAL IN THE SENATE...THAT'S WHY I HAVE OFFERED TO MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO MAKE ANY REASONABLE COMPROMISE WITH CONGRESS.
The White House has been trying to convince moderate Republicans to vote against impeachment...and for the lesser punishment of censure. Estimates are that some 15 G-O-P votes are needed to be sure of victory. On Monday some of those moderate Republicans began declaring they would vote for impeachment but leaving the count too close to call..and one Republican, Christopher Shays of Connecticut, said his anti-impeachment stand is wavering, and that he wants to meet with Mr. Clinton. REP. CHRISTOPHER SHAYS/R-CT: AFTER HIS COMENTS FRIDAY IT'S UNSETTLING TO ME BECAUSE I THINK HE STILL DOESN'T GET IT, HE NEEDS TO CONVINCE ME AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HE IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW.
The House Republican leadership is still opposed to a vote on censure. The Vice President challenged that goes against the will of the people.
GORE: WHAT THE LEADERSHIP HAS DONE IS TO PREVENT ANY KIND OF COMPROMISE ALONG THE LINES THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT TO SEE AND INSTEAD THEY THREATEN TO PUT THE COUNTRY THROUGH THIS LONG ORDEAL THAT WOULD ENSUE. JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS: THE G-O-P LEADERSHIP IS CALLING FOR MR. CLINTON TO RESIGN. THE VICE PRESIDENT REPEATED THAT'S ONE THING THAT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. J-F...WASHINGTON.))


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The Reverend Jerry Falwell called on the President to resign 3 months ago.
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He says Congress has no choice but to impeach the president now.
And he doesn't buy predictions that the President will NOT be convicted in the senate, which will act as a jury in an impeachment trial.
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((JERRY FALWELL/; FOR A JUROR TO SAY HERE'S HOW I'M GOING TO VOTE, HE SHOULD BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE JURY. I DON'T THINK YOU'RE GOING TO FIND THAT, AND THERE ARE VERY DECENT PRINCIPALED DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS IN THAT SENATE, THAT NOBODY CAN PROPERLY DETERMINE OR PREDICT WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO VOTE.))
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The house is expected to vote on impeachment before Christmas.

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Two Virginia Tech freshmen have been thrown out of the school's Corp of Cadets for moonlighting as strippers.
The two 18-year olds were reportedly working at Southern Exposure near Princeton, West Virginia.
Both had been attending Tech on full R-O-T-C scholarships.
They were thrown out December fourth after they were charged with being absent without leave and conduct unbecoming a cadet.
The women are out-of-state students whose names and hometowns

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Today was the busiest day of the year at the Roanoke Post office.
The postmaster says nationwide, enough mail will be delivered this holiday season to fill the Rose Bowl.
Tina Tenret takes us into the thick of it all at the Roanoke Post office.
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((Now the rush really begins.
Postal workers must sort through three MILLION cards, letters and packages dropped off on one day ALONE.
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Think this huge bin holds a lot?
These are just the gifts from the Home Shopping Network and they're only the small ones.
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((THE POST OFFICE HELPS THE ELVES BECAUSE THEY HELP THEM WITH THEIR ZIP CODES AND THEY HELP THEM WITH THEIR ADDRESSES. IF EVERYTHING IS SPELLED CORRECTLY AND ZIP CODED CORRECTLY IT WILL GET THERE ON TIME.))
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These days Santa's helpers include computers that can read your handwriting, so if you print clearly, your cards should make it on time.
The downside of machines -- some mail won't make it through alive -- so be sure to include a return address.
Meanwhile, these guys are earning overtime -- although they say they're delivering mostly cards from out of town, fewer between neighbors.
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((ROBERT BABST/POSTAL CARRIER: BECAUSE OF THE COST OF THE CARDS AND POSTAGE AND EVERYTHING ELSE, PEOPLE ARE SENDING THEIR CARDS OUT OF TOWN BUT NOT LOCALLY. THEY'D RATHER STOP BY AND SEE ONE ANOTHER OR CALL THEM.))
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((AND IF YOU WANT TO WRITE A LETTER OR LIST TO SANTA CLAUS, REMEMBER YOUR RETURN ADDRESS. THE POSTMASTER SAYS YOU WILL GET AN ANSWER. TINA TENRET NEWS7 ROANOKE.))
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The postmaster also suggests -- pack your toys in bubble wrap, tape em up tightly and if they weigh more than a pound, take em straight to the post office clerk.









[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

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Still to come on News 7- A former teacher and coach faces sentencing for having sex with two students.
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And a nine year old eating breakfast at a Southside school today chokes and dies- We'll have details coming up.
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(( Jean get ready to take a sports break. High school basketball is in the mix tonight. William Fleming gets a big win on the hardwood. One of Virginia Tech's new recruits won't have to travel far from home and Heather Miller gets group 2 a player of the year honors. All that and more oming up in sports.))

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A special ed student was having breakfast at Stanleytown Elementary School when he choked on something he ate and died.
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Nine-year old Donald Eugene Schmidt of Martinsville was one of five students in a class for children with severe and profound disabilities.
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((THE TEACHER AND AIDE WERE IN THE CLASSROOM. THEY PROVIDED THE APPROPRIATE IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY CARE, TRYING TO DISLODGE THE ITEM IN THE CHILD'S THROAT.))
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But the Stanleytown school staff-including a registered nurse- -were unable to get it out.
E-M-T's were called and the boy was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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A Montgomery County judge today sentenced a former wrestling coach to prison for having sex with two female students.
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35-year old Michael Blevins was ordered to spend seven years in prison as part of a plea agreement.
Blevins was a wrestling coach and teacher in Shawsville.
Earlier this month, he was sentenced in Wythe County to 15-years in prison for a separate incident.
Those charges pertain to a relationship Blevins had with another underage girl when he taught at Rural Retreat high school.
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Blevins will serve the seven year sentence he received today at the same time he serves the 15-year sentence.

[Transplant]


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A Roanoke family this weekend got the call they'd been waiting for.. a donor heart had become available for their ailing daughter.
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18-month old Kayla Griffin was rushed to the University of Virginia Medical Center and underwent transplant surgery Sunday morning.
She's now in serious condition.
Kayla was one of two area toddlers who'd been waiting for new hearts.
The other.. two-year old Courtney LaPlante.. died last week.
Organ donation officials say Kayla stands a 75 percent chance of living for at least another year with her new heart.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Straight ahead...
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[VO-NAT]

a local community hospital is finding two for the price of one in a home nurse who's NOT just helping the body.
Details coming up.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-5 5 1/7 7 5 2/5 6 19 22 24]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
5-5-1

(five, five, one)


Pick 4:
7-7-5-2

(seven, seven, five, two)


Cash 5:
5-6-19-22-24

(five, six, nineteen, twenty-two, twenty-four)



(Copyright 1998 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


APNP-12-14-98 2304EST

[Parish-Nurse]


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A partnership striving for wholeness of body, mind and spirit.
That's how some describe the newly formed "parish nurse" program involving Wythe County Community hospital and a local church.
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In October, the hospital and St. Paul United Methodist church teamed up to form the program.
Karen (Car-nye) Karnei is the registered nurse who runs the parish ministry-- which is about catering to more than a person's physical needs.
She not only sees patients at the church but also visits folks at home and offers to pray with those who want to.
Karnei also helps out in other ways.
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((KAREN KARNEI/PARISH NURSE: I DO PROGRAMS FOR DIFFERENT GROUPS IN THE COMMUNITY, I GO TO THE HOSPITAL AND MAKE VISITATIONS, GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM, WHEN PEOPLE ARE THERE A LOT OF TIMES IT'S THE FAMILY THAT WANTS SOMEBODY AT THE EMERGENCY ROOM. ))
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(Car-nye's) services are free to anyone-- regardless of their religious affiliation.
Funding is provided by the Wythe County Community Hospital foundation.
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[581-Closing]


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V-DOT will close the Northbound lanes of Interstate 581 from the Orange Avenue Exit to the Herschberger exit at midnight tonight. The lanes will reopen at 5 a-m tomorrow. Then Wednesday at midnight, the SOUTHBOUND lanes in the same area will be closed for approximately five hours. The closures are necessary so that beams for the new bridge over Interstate 581 can be put in place. [Forecasts]
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Coming up in sports, high school basketball highlights and all state girls basketball teams are named.
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But first our Extra point.
Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams may become a Montreal Expo.
The Expos used their Rule Five draft pick to take college football's all time leading rusher.
Williams hit 2-29 over four minor league seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies.
He says he'd like to play both sports when he leaves Texas this spring.
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The Martinsville Bulldogs took a trip up 220 last night and they probably wished they hadn't.
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[VO-NAT]
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William Fleming plotting game strategy and it worked.
Colonels Mike Wilson was all over the court, gets the rebound here and puts it back for two.
Martinsville tried to keep it close and they did early in the contest.
But the ball bounced Fleming's way last night. Wilson fights for the rebound and scores a game high 19.
[super=34-William Fleming/89/Martinsville/42;]


Four players scored in double figures and Fleming runs away with this one beating the Bulldogs 89-to-42.
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[S-High]


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Patrick Henry and Liberty battled it out on the other side of Roanoke city.
This would be a close battle and under the board Liberty the fight for the rebound to make the score.
P-H took it right back at the Minutemen driving through the paint to get the bucket.
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But Liberty goes home celebrating. The Minutement pull out the victory 59-to-56.
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[S-Girls]


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The group 2A all state girls basketball class for this season has been annoucned and Bassett's Heather Miller is leading the way.
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[VO-NAT]
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She has been named the player of the year by the Associated press.
The Five foot nine senior averaged nearly 26 points a game for the Lady bengals who were the state's runner up.
William Byrd center Stephanie Parnell joins Miller as a first team all state selection.
The 6'2' post player is headed to Stetson.
Byrd junior guard Andrea Gay was selected to the all state second team.
She helped the lady Terriers to the state semi finals.
And Byrd head coach Richard Thrasher was named group 2a coach of the year.
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[S-Jacob]


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A Franklin County Eagle will be soaring with Virginia Tech next football season.
News 7 has learned Jacob Gibson committed to the Hokies this weekend.
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Here he is making a catch for Franklin County.
Eagles coach Jerry Little says at 6'4" 260 pounds Gibson is the complete package--
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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boasting a 3-point-8 GPA and an 11-hundred SAT.
Gibson played both sides of the ball for the EAGLES but Little says he expects Gibson will be a defensive lineman for the Hokies.

[S-Football]


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We recognized them first on Friday Football Extra now several area players and coaches have been recognized by their peers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hampton/Division V State Championship; :00]


Amherst County Head Coach Mickey Couch is in a three way tie for Group 3A coach of the year as chosen by the coaches around the state after leading the lancers to the Division 5 state championship.
Salem's Willis White has been selected Division IV coach of the year by the coaches. His Spartans went 14 and OH and won the state championship.
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here's a quick look at the coaches choices for local first team all state selections in tripple, double and single A. [WIPE TO CHYTON--MUSIC UP!!!] [AFTER SINGLE A-COME BACK TO Denise ON CAMERA]
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Coming up in sports, high school basketball highlights and all state girls basketball teams are named.
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[VO-NAT]


But first our Extra point.
Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams may become a Montreal Expo.
The Expos used their Rule Five draft pick to take college football's all time leading rusher.
Williams hit 2-29 over four minor league seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies.
He says he'd like to play both sports when he leaves Texas this spring.
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[S-Sports]


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The Floyd County Buffaloes picked up top honors at 48th annual Civitan Sportsmanship award banquet this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Afternoon; :00]


The Buffaloes captains and their coach Winfred Beale accepted the 48th annaul Civitan sportsmanship award which recognizes the football team for excellent conduct on the field coach Willis White served as the guest speaker and watched a dear friend accept the award.
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[SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :21]
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Floyd County reciever Rahim Schantel was awared the Civitan 500 dollar scholarship. He has a 3.4 GPA and was second team all district.

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This weekend we told you the Express traded center Chris Lipsett to the Pee Dee Pride for two players.
Center Mark Cadotte and rookie defenseman Calvin Elfring have arrived in Roanoke.
But Elfring's stay in Roanoke was a short one.
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Cadotte spent the afternoon learning the Roanoke system.
He notched 94 points last season for the Plymouth Whalers and the London Knights.
The 5'9" 180 pound center says he'll fit in with Roanoke just fine.
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The Bikes or Bust campaign is over, but the work volunteers did this weekend will bring smiles to many children this year.
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Roanoke Radio Personality Slam Duncun spent five days up in this Trailer suspected 100 feet in the air-
It's all to help children through the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.
The high-flying stunt brought in bikes for children whose families can't afford them this holiday.
More than 21 hundred bikes came in- arranged in the parking lot in the shape of a star.
This is the fourth year for the Bikes or Bust Campaign co-sponsored by WDBJ-7 and radio station J-93.
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