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The union plans to sue Tultex for laying off workers without notice.

Details on that coming your way next on NEWS 7.
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And the story of a first grader expelled from school this week in Campbell County.
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[New-Industry]


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[TAPE#=99-40 2:02:14]
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The city of Martinsville is capping off several weeks of tough hits from textiles by paving the way for new industry.
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[VO-NAT]
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Officials broke ground on a new industrial shell building, hoping to get a start on digging the area out of tough economic times.
Officials say the plant won't replace the jobs lost from Tultex layoffs, but it could lure future industries to the area.
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[SOT 30:32 - :45]
[IN Q=Most prospects when]

((JOSHUA LIEF/VA. DEPUTY SECRETARY OF COMMERCE & TRADE: MOST PROSPECTS WHEN THEY COME TO LOOK AT A LOCALITY, THEY WANT TO KNOW IS THERE A SHELL BUILDING? IF THE ANSWER IS NO, THEN THEY JUST MOVE ON. SO YOU'RE TAKING ANOTHER STEP TO KEEPING YOUR COMPETITIVENESS BY HAVING THIS SHELL BUILDING.))
[SUPER=01-Joshua Lief/Va. Deputy Sec. of Commerce and Trade;]
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[OUT Q=having this shell building.]
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[VO-NAT]


The plant will be ready to house a new manufacturing company in June of next year.
Local officials say they've already had interest in it from companies nationwide.
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[Bea-Maurer]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-38 1:47:50]
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Another empty building is coming back to life in Rockbridge County.
A new sewing company is moving in.
And Scott Goldberg reports, it's bringng a bundle of jobs that apparel workers thought they'd never see again.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]
[SUPER=01-Bea Maurer/Bea Maurer, Inc.]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]
[SUPER=01-Martha Duff/Human Resources Manager]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nats]

((NATSOUND: LIGHTS BUZZING)) [RUNS02]
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The eerie silence inside what was the Fairfield Apparel factory ... is about to be replaced by a noise few thought they'd hear again.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nats]

((QUCK NATSOUND: SEWING MACHINE.))
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The sound of sewing ... music to Bea Maurer's ears.
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[SOT 2:12:47]
[IN Q=i see a wonderful]

((BEA MAURER/BEA MAURER INC.: I SEE A WONDERFUL FACTORY SITTING AND WAITING FOR US. WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT COMING IN.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=COMING IN]


She runs a company in Northern Virginia that makes canvas bags, carrying cases and tents.
It's a company that's thriving ... sewing and selling in the United States ... and unlike apparel companies ... it promises it won't send jobs south.
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[SOT 2:15:29]
[IN Q=we're in a whole]

((BEA MAURER: WE'RE IN A WHOLE DIFFERENT CATEGORY AND ... WE JUST COULDN'T GO TO MEXICO IF WE WANTED TO.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=WANTED TO]
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[SOT STANDUP -- 2:23:35]
[IN Q=THIS TIME]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: THIS TIME THE ODDS ARE THIS FACTORY CAN SURVIVE. THE COMPANY DOESN'T SEW CLOTHES, SO IT WON'T COMPETE AGAINST CHEAP FOREIGN IMPORTS. AND IT WON'T FEEL THE PRESSURE TO CUT COSTS THAT HAS LED TO THE DEATH OF SO MANY SEWING FACTORIES.)) [RUNS14]
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So when Bea Maurer opens shop in this building next week ... she'll revive careers many thought were gone for good.


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[SOT 2:20:52]
[IN Q=it's great]

((MARTHA DUFF/HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER: IT'S GREAT TO TELL THOSE PEOPLE THEY'LL BE ABLE TO COME BACK WITH A COMPANY THAT'S GOING TO BE HERE ... THAT WE WON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THAT AGAIN.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=GO THROUGH THAT AGAIN]


One of those careers is Martha Duff's.
She's the new company's human resources manager.
She held the same position at two other apparel companies that folded and sent their work to Mexico.
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[SOT 2:20:41]
[IN Q=WE HIRED]

((MARTHA DUFF: WE HIRED A LOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE, A LOT OF DIFFERENT AGES. AND IT WAS JUST REALLY TERRIBLE TO SEE THEM GO THROUGH THAT.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=GO THROUGH THAT]
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((QUICK NATSOUND: MOVING EQUIPMENT)) [RUNS01]
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Bea Maurer says she'll hire 150 people here.
And she says her company's growing so fast .... in a couple of years, she might buy another factory.
For a change ... there's a sewing company that's bursting at the seams ... not hanging on by a thread.
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Rockbridge County.))


[Tultex-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#99-39 1:28:14]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex Chapter 11]


When Tultex filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and laid off nearly 60-percent of its workforce last week, it blind sided workers and local officials.
Now, the union that represents textile workers says it's taking legal action.
Marya Jones has more.
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[SUPER=03-Danville/November;]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Roscoe Reynolds/(D) Martinsville;]
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(( Textile workers in Martinsville and Henry County say they got a raw deal from Tultex.
And now UNITE officials say they're doing "anything and everything" they can to make the company do what's right.


Attorneys for UNITE in New York confirm that they plan to sue Tultex for breaking its contract with labor.
UNITE officials say that under that contract, Tultex was required to give 60 days notice on the layoffs.
They're also filing grievances on behalf of more than 1700 former employees who lost their insurance, benefits and Christmas bonuses.
Meanwhile, as union members pondered legal action to reclaim those losses, their local representatives said they were working to get them some help with insurance.
[SOT 38:54 - :18]

((SEN. ROSCOE REYNOLDS/(D) MARTINSVILLE: THEY CAN CONTACT THE LOCAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES AND THERE WILL BE IMMEDIATE COVERAGE FOR CHILDREN. THAT DOESN'T PROVIDE ANY HELP FOR MOM AND DAD... I'VE SPENT THE MORNING TALKING TO FOLKS IN RICHMOND, TRYING TO MAKE SURE WE CAN GET SOME INSURANCE COVERAGE AVAILABLE FOR MOM AND DAD.)) [RUNS:24]
And workers also may be getting some money for retraining soon.
At a groundbreaking announcement this morning, a representative for Governor Jim Gilmore said he's asked the federal government to release four-point-eight million dollars.
That money would be used to help train laid off workers who lost their jobs to overseas competition.
Marya Jones, News 7, Martinsville.))


[Expelled-Student]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-44 1:14:4]
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Violence in schools across the country has led many educators to come down hard on students who are disciplinary problems in the classroom.
But did Campbell County officials go too far when they EXPELLED a first grader this week?
Steve Smallshaw has the boy's story.
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[SUPER=01-Tim Burley/Father; :27]
[SUPER=01-Marlana Burley/Mother; :47]
[SUPER=01-Evans Thomas/Burleys' Attorney; :58]
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U-V-A sets a world-record.
Find out what it is when News-7 at Six returns.
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[LIVE VO!!!!!!]
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And we'll get in the holiday spirit as the Roanoke Christmas Parade winds its way through the Star City.
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[UVA-Darden]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The University of Virginia is a lot richer today, thanks to the former head of Landmark Communications.
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[VO-NAT]
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Frank Batten, Senior is giving 60 million dollars to the Darden School of Business Administration.
That's the largest donation any business school in the world has ever received.
The dean says the money will fund a variety of programs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=E-business transformation]

((EDWARD SNYDER/DARDEN SCHOOL DEAN: E-BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION, HOW TO FIND AND MANAGE INNOVATIONS, HOW TO BUILD HIGH PERFORMANCE AND DIVERSE SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAMS.))
[SUPER=01-Edward Snyder/Darden School Dean;]
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[OUT Q=senior leadership teams.]
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[VO-NAT]


Batten's gift to his alma mater also brought UVA's latest fundraising campaign to more than a BILLION dollars.
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[Danville-Fire]


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[WRITER=jmc]
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[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


A Danville woman has died from injuries sustained in a fire at her home.
88-year-old Mary C. Wilson suffered second-degree burns when her house on Holbrook Street caught fire yesterday afternoon.
Wilson died this morning at a hospital in North Carolina.

[Varin]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-57 8:30]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The last of the 18 men charged with soliciting undercover officers in Wasena Park last year says he wasn't actually IN the park and had no intention of performing a public sex act.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Victor Varin was in court today for a hearing in the case.
While a vice squad officer got the 54-year old gay man on tape, agreeing to engaged in oral sex, Varin says it was not on public property.
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[SOT 11:50:15]

((I SUGGESTED THAT WE GO OUT OF THE PARK.))
While he and the undercover officer both parked on Wiley Drive, they walked out of the park- -along the railroad tracks- -before they ever spoke to one another.
Varin says he left the tracks and hiked up a small ravine- -where he'd be out of sight. ((THE DIFFERENCE, JUST LIKE IF SOMEBODY'S UP ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL- -A COUPLE- -AND THEY FIND A SECLUDED SPOT AND DECIDE TO DO SOMETHING THERE- -THAT NO ONE'S GOING TO SEE- - EVEN THOUGH IT'S OUTSIDE- -WHAT'S THE HARM.))
A dozen other men caught soliciting sex in the park last Fall pled guilty.
But Varin is determined to have his say in court. ((IF I END UP GETTING JAIL TIME FOR SOMETHING FOR THIS, OR BECOME FELON THE REST OF MY LIFE, AT LEAST I DIDN'T LAY BACK AND SAY, "DO IT TO ME." I FOUGHT, AND THAT'S WHY I DID IT.))
[SUPER=01-Victor Varin/Defendant; :12 QUICK]
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[OUT Q=I did it.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[ANCHOR=HOLD]


Varin's case goes to trial a week from Monday.

[Christmas-Parade]


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Last year, Roanoke City had no Christmas Parade, but that is not the case this year.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Patrick/Microwave]


The Parade down Jefferson street started just minutes ago, and Patrick Evans is marking time, ready to tell us how things are going so far.
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[Stocks]


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Good news about inflation drove the stock market higher today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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[SUPER=430-x/89.91/11224.70/x/26.11/3620.28;]


The DOW gained 90-points to close at 11-thousand- 225.
NASDAQ gained 26 points.
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[Goode]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-41 1:23:40]
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Will he or won't he?
Virgil Goode still is mum on whether he plans to switch to the Republican party to run for the House in 2000.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


Cornered in Martinsville today, Goode again refused to to say whether he'll stick with the Democrats.
But he did promise to put an end to everyone's guessing next month, when he announces his candidacy.
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[IN Q=My comment is the same]

((REP. VIRGIL GOODE: MY COMMENT IS THE SAME AS IT WAS WHEN YOU ASKED THAT QUESTION IN JULY. I'LL SAY SOMETHING AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Virgil Goode/(D) 5th District;]
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[OUT Q=first of the year.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=Virgil Goode]


Up until recently, Goode has insisted that he's a bona fide Democrat and will stick with the party of his father and grandfather.
But even before Republicans took control of both state houses last month, he became decidedly vague.
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[Sugar-Bowl]


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[TAPE#=99-43 1:31:52]
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Blacksburg's preparing for a pep rally - with some help from the company sponsoring the Sugar Bowl.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]

[General cover of Nokia van]
Nokia has brought its "fan van" to town, just in time for tomorrow's rally to celebrate the Hokies winning football season - and hopefully cheer the team on to a national title.
Nokia's showing off some of its products, and staging some games, such as a field goal contest.
The rally will take place at 5pm on College Avenue, right after the Tech men's basketball game.
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[Sports tease]


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News 7 sports found Tech quarterback Michael Vick before he left for the Heisman trophy presentation, he will have a few words, the Express prepares for Huntington,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-]


and Radford University shocks Tech in hoops, words from the Highlanders in a few.
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[S-Heisman]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-46 (1:24:47)]
[GRAPHIC=Michael Vick]


Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick will have a front row seat at the Heisman Trophy presentation in New York tomorrow night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


No Freshman has ever won the Heisman and after a successful season that will end in New Orleans in the Sugar Bowl against Florida State Vick says he'll wait his turn for another shot at the award.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Hopefully....]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/Heisman Trophy Candidate; :]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=....I do."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh; :]


Vick has won several awards already this season including the Big East offensive player of the year.
So, what does Vick think of winning the Heisman as a red shirt Sophomore next season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I think.....]
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[OUT Q=.....this year.]
[TALENT=STEVE]
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Ron Dayne, Joe Hamilton, Drew Brees and Chad Pennington of Marshall are the other four candidates for the Heisman.




[S-Dayne]


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[SUPER=04-NCAA Football;] Dayne is the early favorite to win the Heisman. He set the NCAA career rushing record with s

ix thousand, 397 yards. Dayne won the Maxwell and Doak Walker awards last night, the best overall player and best running back in the country.
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville;]


Georgia Tech quarterback Joe Hamilton is also a favorite. He became the first ever Yellow Jacket football player to win a national award last night when he captured the Davey O'Brien award given to the nations top quarterback.
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[S-VT]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-57]
[GRAPHIC=Tech-Sugar match up.]


While Virginia Tech's part in the national championship Sugar Bowl has taken the nation by storm, the Big East will be the talk of the town in Blacksburg Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The Tech athletic department will recognize the 1999 football team at halftime of tomorrow's men's basketball game against the Liberty Flames. Coach Frank Beamer and the entire team will be on hand as University president Dr. Paul Torgersen and athletic director Jim Weaver present the Hokies with the Big East Conference championship trophy.
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[S-Radford]
[ANCHOR=STEVE]
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[WRITER=RST]
[TAPE#=SP-52 (51:44)]
[GRAPHIC=RADFORD LOGO]


The Radford Highlanders will not have much time to celebrate last night's 62 to 60 win over Virginia Tech.
The Highlanders must return to the practice floor to get ready for their home season opener at 4pm tomorrow against James Madison.
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[VO NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night; :]


Last nights win was a big boost to the Highlanders confidence and the team is not worried about a let down when the Dukes visit the Dedmon Center.
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[IN Q="We always...]
[SUPER=01-Correy Watkins/Radford Forward; :]
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[TALENT=STEVE]
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The Hokies will have to rebound because Liberty, also of the Big South will visit the Cassell tomorrow afternoon at 2.

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[WRITER=sma]
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[GRAPHIC=high school hoops]


The Sugar Bowl has affected high school hoops. the Patrick Henry/William Fleming girls and boys games that were orginally scheduled for January fourth have been changed to Monday, January third at the Salem Civic Center. The girls play at 6pm and the boys at 7:30.

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-58]
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The Roanoke Express begins a three games in three nights road swing tonight at 7:30 beginning with Huntington, then Richmond and finally on to Trenton.
The Express looks to avoid it's first back to back losses of the season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="we]
[SUPER=01-Scott Gordon/Express Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=...offensive zone"]
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Sports fans, don't forget, you can catch some top notch college basketball tomorrow right here on your Hometown Station. Michigan State and Arizona tip off at 2pm and then at 4, Duke and Michigan square off.
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Then on Sunday, tune in to WDBJ for NFL action. The New England Patriots battle the Indianapolis Colts at one o'clock.
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[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
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Fianlly, tonight at 11:35 Mike Stevens will wrap up the 1999 Friday Football Extra season with various feature stories from our banquet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


We'll introduce you to our players of the weeks as well as the coaches of the year in the three classifications, the overall coach of the year, our Noel Taylor scholar athlete award and the winner of the Lee Cook Award for the best lineman in the area.
That's tonight at 11:35.
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