[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

A set of standards for state college students to meet-- like grade school S-O-L's. It's part of the Gilmore Admini
stration's new look for higher education in Virginia. And it's our top story tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


And a look at Kroger's answer to the VIC card. It saves you money - - even as it catalogs your every shopping move. We'll see what shoppers have to say.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, Iverson won't be firing up jumpers for over a month, we'll see what's up with John St. Clair.
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[VO-NAT]

And for the fourth time this season, Michael Vick is the Big East offensive player of the week.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Heading for the Thanksgiving Day holiday with a rainy forecast. Details just ahead. [open]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
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[SOT 10:08:52]
[IN Q=Each agreement]

((FRANK ATKINSON/GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION: EACH AGREEMENT SHOULD INCLUDE A, AN ARRAY OF PERFORMANCE MEASURES--))
[RUNS=:05 ]
[OUT Q=performance measures.]
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[VO-NAT]


A whole new way to fund Virginia's colleges and universities... and demand more out of them.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Higher-Ed]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#99-41 54:10]
[GRAPHIC=Va College Funding]


Governor Jim Gilmore's Blue Ribbon Commission on Higher Education has turned over its final report.
And it appears to be the long-awaited blueprint for how Governor Gilmore wants to reform Virginia's colleges and universities.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Microwave]


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom with an outline.
[Live=Ellen Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Keith, Jim and Roxane Gilmore both went to U-V-A.
But school spirit hasn't held him back from two years of tough talk about accountability in public colleges.
Today, his hand-selected commission unfurled a plan for sweeping change.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A big part]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=@Bryant; :15]
[SUPER=01-Ed Lynch/Hollins Professor; :41]
[SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/U.Va. Professor; 1:12]
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[OUT Q=boards of visitors.]


(( A big part of it is a rewrite of performance-based standards the State Council on Higher Education in Virginia put forward earlier this year -- that change-resistant lawmakers dubbed "dead on arrival."
The political climate's changed.
[sot 12:17:05]

((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R-LYNCHBURG: THE COLLEGE PRESIDENTS, I THINK, HAVE WARMED UP TO IT, AS HAVE A NUMBER OF LEGISLATORS.))
[runs=:06]


Six year Institutional Performance Agreements would be forged between the universities and the state.
A base funding figure would be set... and then colleges could earn more money by meeting certain performance goals.

The tuition freeze would be extended to keep colleges affordable, and more financial aid would be offered to students.
But the colleges would be pressured to make sure they're doing as much private fundraising as they can.
[sot 11:14:04 ]

((ED LYNCH/HOLLINS PROFESSOR: I THINK THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT INSTITUTIONS HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT FOR A LONG TIME. AND THAT IS, YOU KNOW, THEY COME TO RICHMOND AND WHOEVER HAS THE MOST ALUMNI IN THE LEGISLATURE THAT YEAR GETS THE LION'S SHARE OF THE MONEY.))
[runs=:12 ]


Also, community college grads would be guaranteed admission to the four year college of their choice.
A common core of learning would be set for college students, just like the SOLs in public schools.
Stricter grading standards would be set.
And professors would need to get back to job one: spending more time with students.
[sot 11:07:55 ]

((LARRY SABATO: PROFESSORS HAVE TO TEACH MORE. AND THEY HAVE TO BE REWARDED FOR TEACHING MORE BY THEIR BOARDS OF VISITORS.))
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[Live=Ellen Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Now much of this performance-based funding concept will need legislative approval... and change always comes slowly in Richmond.
But statutorily speaking... administration sources say about 75-percent of the changes could be made by the Governor and his Boards of Visitors alone.
So either way, expect Jim Gilmore to leave a mark on higher ed in Virginia.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Microwave]



[Ramdass]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Va Death Penalty]


It would be Virginia's 14th execution this year -- setting a new modern annual record.
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[TAKE FS GRAPHIC]
Bobby Lee Ramdass (RAM-dass) is scheduled for lethal injection at 9pm.
Ramdass has asked the Governor for clemency, saying that seeing other death row inmates executed makes him realize he had NO right to kill anybody.
(+++++++)
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


Ramdass shot and killed a convenience store clerk in Fairfax in 1992.
Virginia has a 15th execution scheduled for December.

[VA-Prisons]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6PM]
[WRITER=EQU]
[TAPE#=99-44 1:00:31]
[GRAPHIC=Va Prisons]


Too many prisons is NOT bad news.
That's according to former Governor George Allen--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


-- despite news that the state has 44- hundred empty prison beds ... and is about 74- million dollars short when some contracts to house out-of-state prisoners expire.
Allen oversaw a prison building boom in Virginia.
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[SOT 15:29:14]
[IN Q=Virginians are]

((VIRGINIANS ARE SAFER. IT'S WHAT I PROMISED TO DO. WE ABOLISHED PAROLE. WE HAVE TRUTH IN SENTENCING. AND WE HAVE JUSTICE IN THE JUVENILE SYSTEM. AND THAT'S WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO VIRGINIA. NOT WORRYING ABOUT GOSH YOU HAVE A FEW EXTRA BEDS AROUND BECAUSE YOU'RE DOUBLE CELLING INMATES.))
[SUPER=01-George Allen/(R) Former Governor;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=celling inmates.]
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[TALENT=Keith]
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House budget analysts say an entire prison in Chesapeake should probably be shut down.
Former Governor Allen says he wanted to shut it down anyway, because it needs expensive renovations.

[Carroll-Murder]


[ANCHOR=keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-43 1:04:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Carroll County teenager accused of killing her grandfather as he slept will be prosecuted as an ADULT.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Galax/July 9;]


A judge made the decision today-- after listening to the state's evidence which included 15- year old Robin Martin's confession.
Martin told authorities she shot her grandfather with a 12- gauge shotgun back in July because he was keeping her away from one of her friends.
Prosecutor Greg Goad will be seeking a first degree murder indictment-- when the case goes before a grand jury next month.
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[County-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-42 1:06:56]
[GRAPHIC=Ft. Lewis Mtn. Fire]


Firefighters continue to mop up following last week's blaze on Fort Lewis Mountain, and fire officials are still assessing the impact.
As they do, some Roanoke County Supervisors are raising questions about building practices near county woodlands.

[Double Boxes=Keith & Joe/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell is at the county administration center.
[Live=Joe Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.]


Keith, while this fire is contained and under control, it may be another week before all of the hot spots have burned themselves out.
Fire officials say they are thankful for the help they've received, and pleased with the local coordination, but also wary of the continuing danger.
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[OUT Q=that is an ever present danger.]


((Twenty five acres were in flames on Monday night when the first crews responded... By the time the fire was contained on Thursday morning, more than 1300 acres had burned.
Fire officials say they are thankful that no one was injured, and no houses destroyed.
[SOT BURCH 04:01:49]
[IN Q=We literally used everything]
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=bring this fire under control.]


Though no one was evacuated, residents of several subdivisions worried as the flames moved closer to their homes.
Supervisors Chairman Bob Johnson says the county should take a look at building practices, and try to inform homeowners about the dangers they may face.
[SOT JOHNSON 04:03:08]
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New jobs are on the way to Southside. Still ahead on News 7 .. what kind, how many, and how much they pay.
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[SOT FULL]
[INQ=And this is Scott Goldberg.]
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[OQ=that story next.]

((AND THIS IS SCOTT GOLDBERG INSIDE KROGER, WHERE THE REGION'S DOMINANT GROCERY-STORE IS LOWERING PRICES, BUT RAISING SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT ITS NEW SHOPPER'S CARD. I'LL HAVE THAT STORY NEXT.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
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[TAPE#=99-46 22:40]
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When Kroger took over Harris Teeter ... customers lamented the loss of the "VIC" discount card.
Well, a few months later, it's back.
Kroger is touting its Shopper's Card that saves you money.
Though, Scott Goldberg reports, not every shopper is sold on it.
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[IN Q=]
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[SUPER=01-Carolyn McGeorge/Kroger Shopper; 12 -- quick!]
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((
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Chances are it's happened to you.
Anyone who's gone through the Kroger check-out line lately has been asked to check out the store's newest promotion.

The shopper's card.
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[SOT 19:32:06]
[IN Q=i really]

((CAROLYN MCGEORGE: I REALLY LIKE IT. I SAW I SAVED SOME MONEY TODAY.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=money today]


But the card does more than give you discount.
It gives Kroger a list of everything you buy.
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[SOT 19:28:31]
[IN Q=the tradeoff]

((NANCY BARBOUR: THE TRADEOFF IS THEY KEEP TRACK OF EVERYTHING THAT I'M DOING IN THE STORE. AND THAT SOUNDS LIKE AN INVASION OF YOUR PRIVACY.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=PRIVACY]
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[SOT 19:23:59]
[IN Q=we absolutely]

((ARCHIE FRALIN/KROGER: WE ABSOLUTELY -- AS WE SAY ON THE APPLICATION -- WON'T SHARE THE INFORMATION OR RELEASE THE CUSTOMER'S NAME TO ANYBODY.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=TO ANYBODY]


The chain that owns more grocery stores than anyone else in this market says trust us.
It's just trying to target its ads and attract even more business.
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[IN Q=kroger insists]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: KROGER INSISTS THESE CARDS ARE FOR REAL -- THAT IT'S NOT HIKING PRICES TO OFFSET DISCOUNTS YOU THINK YOU'RE GETTING. THAT THIS IS A PROGRAM THAT WORKED AT OTHER STORES AND WILL NOW WORK HERE BECAUSE KROGER NOW HAS MORE CUSTOMERS THAN IT'S EVER HAD BEFORE. )) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=HAD BEFORE]
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[IN Q=CUSTOMERS]

((ARCHIE FRALIN: CUSTOMERS LIKE IT FOR A SIMPLE REASON: IT SAVES THEM MONEY.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=saves them money]


So add this to the list.
Double coupons, red-tag specials.
Kroger says it's offering its deepest discounts ever.
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((something quick to break it up))
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And Kroger can afford to give so much away.
Because customers may complain there aren't enough choices when it comes to grocery shopping ... but they keep shopping here ... making Kroger the most-shopped chain in Southwest Virginia.
Scott Goldberg, News-7. ))

[Henry-Industry]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-39 1:02:21]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]

A new, two-million dollar company in Henry County is hiring 40 people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Blue Ridge Technology is moving into the Patriot Centre Industrial Park and hopes to open next month. This start-up company makes environmentally safe ink and paint with no alcohol or ammonia.
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[SOT 11:25:29]
[IN Q=The neat thing]

((THE NEAT THING IS IT'S NONTOXIC. IF YOUR KIDS GET A HOLD OF IT AND CHEW UP THE PAINT OR DRINK IT, IT'S A GOOD LAXATIVE. TOXICOLOGY STUDIES SHOW PEANUT BUTTER AND MAYONNAISE ARE MORE TOXIC THAN THIS MATERIAL.))
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[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=this material]
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[VO-NAT]

Blue Ridge Technology will pay people about nine dollars an hour and hopes to hire a hundred people by this time next year. It's right across from the Tultex factory that's up for sale. Recent layoffs at Tultex and other textile plants mean there are many Southside workers looking for new jobs.
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[Tobacco-Commission]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-37 1:55:40]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


The group charged with deciding how to spend two-billion dollars of Virginia's tobacco settlement money geared up for a tough task in Danville today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The 31 legislators, farmers and Southside residents have to figure out how to compensate farmers who are losing money ... because of shrinking tobacco demand and lawsuits.
They'll also look for ways to revive local economies that depend on the state's number one cash crop.
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[SOT 16:10:22 - :39]
[IN Q=We are going to]
[SUPER=01-C.D. Bryant/Tobacco Farmer and Commission Member; ]

((CD BRYANT/TOBACCO FARMER & COMMISSION MEMBER: WE ARE GOING TO DETERMINE THE FUTURE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE PLIGHT OF THE TOBACCO COMMUNITY FOR MANY, MANY YEARS AND I DON'T WANT TO SEE THIS MONEY SQUANDERED AND I DON'T WANT TO SEE THIS MONEY GRABBED. SO I'M TAKING IT REAL SERIOUSLY. ))
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=taking it real seriously.]
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[VO-NAT]


The commission expects to get 185-million of the state's settlement money this year.
State officials estimate losses to tobacco farmers and the economy so far at over one billion dollars.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
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Stocks lost ground today as investors cashed in on the stock market's recent strength. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow fell 94 points.
Nasdaq tumbled 50.
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[Lee-County]


[ANCHOR=keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-40 1:45:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The former administrator at a rural southwest Virginia hospital is accused of helping swindle the facility out of more than SEVEN million dollars.
James Davis himself allegedly received more than a million dollars in kickbacks from two doctors and a businessman for arranging lucrative contracts for the three with Lee County Community hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Abingdon;]


Attorney Charles (few-gut) Fugate was also in on the schemes.
Today-- the former hospital board member pleaded guilty to mail fraud.
Authorities say Fugate and Davis leased medical equipment to the hospital at interest rates ranging from 32 to 300- percent over several years.
Right now-- the hospital is 15- MILLION dollars in debt.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=As to]

((BOB CROUCH/U. S. ATTORNEY: AS TO WHAT EXTENT THIS HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THAT, I THINK THE FACTS AS THEY WILL BE BROUGHT OUT IN THE CASE WILL SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES, BUT CERTAINLY A SEVEN MILLION DOLLAR LOSS IS A SIGNIFICANT ONE.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Crouch/U. S. Attorney; ]
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[OUT Q=significant one.]
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[ANCHOR=KEITH]
[SS=None]


Fugate and Davis were both indicted by a federal grand jury-- which also indicted a local doctor and businessman for their alleged roles in the schemes, as well.


[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, Frank Beamer says Friday's game is the biggets battle in Tech history.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll check in with a UVa warrior from Roanoke. Former Fleming Colonel - John St. Clair.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-58 1214tc]
[GRAPHIC=TECH BIG EAST]


The Virginia Tech Hokies can close out a mighty sweet 11-and-0 season this Friday when they host 8 & 2 Boston College at a soldout Lane Stadium.
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[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Last Saturday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :17]
[SUPER=01-Andre Davis/Averaging 26 Yards a Catch; :33]
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=NONE]
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE BOARD VT-BC] And folks, the Tech-BC game is soldout, so fluff up the couch and settle in Friday because you can watch the game right here on Your Hometown Station starting at 2:30.
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[wiipe to pinnacle hokie high 6642] Plus, the News 7 sports team will have a LIVE half hour post game show for you at seven o'clock from Lane Stadium. It's a big day of football right here on Your Hometown Station.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-57 12:13]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


Former William Fleming star John St. Clair has one more college game to play for UVa. In fact, St. Clair is just beginning to tap into his potential on the gridiron.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Thanks in part to his efforts as a center, the Cavaliers have won four of their last five, and with seven wins, are guaranteed a bowl bid. Thomas Jones is averaging over 150 yards a game and St. Clair has not only been there to snap the ball, but he has also opened big holes for his Heisman Trophy teammate.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="He may be]

((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH:))
[SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=after this"]
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[VO-NAT]

Number 50 received his bachelors degree this past May and is competing this season as a first year graduate student. While he has the smarts to excel off the field his sites are set on the NFL.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I always]

((JOHN ST. CLAIR/UVA SENIOR CENTER:))
[SUPER=01-John St. Clair/UVa Senior Center; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=...next level"]
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[S-Iverson]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


Hampton Native, Allen Iverson, will be out for the next three to six weeks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA File;]


Last year's NBA leading scorer broke the thumb on his shooting had during last night's game.
Iverson scored 35 points for Philadelphia in the 76ers' 94-91 loss to the Spurs.
He got hurt during the second quarter, possibly while diving for a loose ball but played the rest of the game.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Tomorrow is one of the busiest travel days of the year as folks hit the road and take to the skies for Thanksgiving.
[Double Boxes=Keith/Jean Newsroom]


Jean Jadhon is working on that story for News 7 at 11.
[Live=Jean Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Jean1;]


The Roanoke Regional Airport and local and state police departments are preparing for the congestion of holiday travelers.
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[VO-NAT]

Many travelers were already packing into the airport this afternoon to avoid tomorrows big rush.
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[Live= Jean/Newsroom]


Tonight on News 7 at 11 we'll give you some tips to make traveling easier.
[Double Boxes=Keith/Jean Newsroom]


And find out why the Roanoke City police department will have check points around the area.

[NFL-Teacher]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-58 TC00:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Lynchburg teacher is a winner with National Football League.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Phyllis Hicks picked up the N-F-L's Teacher of the Month award today.
On hand for the announcement was a former pupil, Ruben Brown of the Buffalo Bills.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's so exciting]

((PHYLLIS HICKS/E.C. GLASS TEACHER: IT'S SO EXCITING. I FEEL I REPRESENT THE MANY EXCELLENT TEACHERS AT E.C. GLASS AND THE LYNCHBURG CITY SCHOOLS. IT'S A WONDERFUL HONOR.))
[SUPER=01-Phyllis Hicks/E. C. Glass Teacher;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=wonderful honor.]
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[VO-NAT]


Ms. Hicks gets a 25-hundred dollar grant from the league.
E. C. Glass will receive an additional 5-thousand dollars.
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