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Coming up-
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The sales tax you pay on everything you buy could go up- We'll tell you why. A search is underway for a Carolina Panthers player for the murder of his girlfriend.
Mandatory water restrictions are lifted in the Roanoke.
And Paul McCartney rocks the Cavern- 36 years later.
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News 7 is next. [Open]
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[SOT 15:13:50]
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((I DON'T SEE HOW THE PEOPLE COULD AFFORD A ONE CENT TAX ON ANYTHING.))
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A suggestion to create a regional sales tax gets mixed reviews.
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[Tax-Idea]


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It started with The Arts Council Blueprint 2000 .. an idea to create a the regional sales tax as a way to fund cultural organizations. Now others want a piece of the pie.
[Double Boxes=Jean & Kate/Newsroom]


Kate Weidaw joins us from the newsroom to tell us more about the idea.
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[SUPER=@Kate1;]


The current state sales tax is 4 and half percent. Now some people are talking about a one per cent regional tax that would be felt in the cities Roanoke and Salem, and Roanoke and Botetourt Counties.
It's still in the planning phase and is yet to appear before the General Assembly as a proposal.
But it is already getting mixed reviews from the public and government officials.
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[SUPER=01-Harry Nickens/Science Museum Board Member;:23]
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(( So who's thinking of creating a regional sales tax, and why?
For starters, people concerned about steady funding for institutions like the Science Museum of Western Virginia.


It depends on state funding, and supporters are not confident the funding will remain.
Harry Nickens is a Roanoke County Supervisor and Science Museum board member.
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((HARRY NICKENS/SCIENCE MUSEUM BOARD MEMBER: ALL THE EDUCATIONAL CULTURAL CONSTITUTIONS ARE WORRIED ABOUT WHAT WILL BE IN THE GOVERNORS FUNDING FOR THEM AND WHAT MIGHT BE EXCLUDED.))
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But the idea to raise the regional sales tax may be dead before it even hits the General Assembly floor.

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((DICK CRANWELL: REGIONAL SALES TAX HAS NOT BEEN REAL POPULAR IN THE LEGISLATURE DOUBT THIS ONE WOULD BE EITHER.))
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Dick Cranwell is a long time delegate who serves on the finance committee.

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((DICK CRANWELL: IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER WHAT IT GOES FOR THERE HAS BEEN A REAL RELUCTANCE TO DIVIDE THE SALES TAX UP INTO A REGIONAL TYPE REVENUE.))
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Shoppers have mixed views on the idea.

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((DAVE MOORE/OPPOSE IDEA: YOU CAN NOT TAX THE PEOPLE ANOTHER PENNY AND PUT THAT BURDEN ON THEM FOR SOMETHING THAT ISN'T NECESSARY ROADS YES, I 81 YES, ARTS, NO.))
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((DEBBIE MATHEWS: I THINK SINCE THEY ARE TAKING AWAY THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX WE CAN AFFORD TO PAY A 1% FOR THE ARTS.))
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The tax would also go to help libraries as well as industrial and tourism marketing.
So far there is no word on when it will go before the General Assembly. Some believe it may take several tries before it has even a chance to get on local ballots,
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and Jean, no such tax could ever be enacted unless local voters approved it.


[Bedford-Murder]


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An afternoon shooting in Bedford County has left one man dead, another in police custody.
Authorities say 38-year old Leroy Edgar Peter Junior was shot during a confrontation at a friend's home around 2:30.
42-year old Larry Holmes was arrested at the scene and charged with second degree murder.
No other details have been released.

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A committee charged with looking into racial problems in the Lynchburg school system has finished up its work.
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The advisory group issued a series of recommendations to the Lynchburg city school board tonight.
Members suggest hiring a full- time person to train school staff in diversity and sensitivity issues.
They'd also like to see the city step up its recruitment of minority teachers.
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((JAMES MUNDY/COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: THEY'VE LOOKED AT PROBLEMS, THEY'VE COME BACK WITH RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW THEY MIGHT BE RESOLVED. THEY VOICED, AS YOU HEARD TONIGHT, THEIR WILLINGNESS TO COME ON BOARD AND BE PART OF THE SOLUTION SO THAT'S WHAT'S REALLY GOOD ABOUT IT.))
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School board members say they're glad the lines of communication have been opened between educators and parents.
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[City-Water]


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The city of Roanoke is easing the water restrictions that were put in place five months ago.
City officials are still calling for voluntary conservation, but they say the situation has improved to the point that mandatory restrictions are no longer necessary.
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The water level at Carvins Cove is now 17 feet below the spillway. That's still slightly below normal for this time of year.
But with a new water sharing agreement with Roanoke County, and with plans to develop more wells, officials say the city is in a better position to deal with drought conditions.
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((I JUST THINK IT'S A GOOD TIME TO RETURN SOMETHING TO THE CITIZENS TO THANK THEM FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE. WE'RE CLOSE TO NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR, SO CERTAINLY WE'LL MONITOR IT. AND IF WE NEED TO GO BACK ON MANDATORY RESTRICTIONS WE CAN, BUT WE CAN KEEP AN EYE ON IT AND SEE HOW WE'RE DOING.))
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Water supplied by other localities helped the city weather this crisis, but officials say residents and businesses in Roanoke conserved more than 350- million gallons during the five months that mandatory restrictions were in place.

[Water-React]


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Roanoke's fourth biggest water user said it got burned during the drought ... and it won't ever again rely on the city's water supply.
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The Roanoke Country Club has dug its own wells ... put in its own pumping station ... and is now filling its own reservoir.
It's a one-million-dollar renovation.
And once it's finished, the club will be self-sufficient.
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((DAN WHEELER/ROANOKE COUNTRY CLUB: THERE COMES A TIME WHEN YOU HAVE TO GO OUT ON YOUR OWN. AND THE TIME FOR THE CLUB IS NOW. THIS WILL ALLOW US TO DO WHATEVER WE WANT TO DO AND WE WON'T HAVE TO RELY ON THE CITY FOR WATER.))
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The club was banned from using city water this summer and fall.
Now that it's not using city water at all, Roanoke is going to lose revenue.
The club's annual water bill WAS 42-thousand dollars.
That's money the city will no longer collect.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [12/14/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Transit-Strike]


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Will New York City's subways and buses run tomorrow?
New York City's mayor tonight says he is confident they will.
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The city's transit drivers threatened to walk off their jobs at midnight-
That would leave 600 thousand school children with no way to get to class- Mayor Rudolph Giuliani says a strike would be disastrous- congesting roads and delaying emergency vehicles.
He issued two restraining orders- threatening workers with 25 thousand dollar fines each- if they went on strike.
Late tonight Giuliani said a deal has not been reached but he's confident that one will be reached in the early morning hours-
Workers want more pay.
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An accident involving two transit buses and several cars has left a father and son are dead .. and nine others injured in California.
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Officials say the father was crushed to death when a bus smashed into his car...his son was thrown from the vehicle and died an hour later. Another person is in critical condition. There's no word on what caused the crash.
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[Ironto-Accident]


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Two separate truck accidents slowed traffic along Interstate 81 today.
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One rig overturned on the interstate near the Ironto exit.
The southbound truck was hauling a load of fish sticks. Police said the driver choked on something while at the wheel.
Nobody was hurt.
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[81-Accident]


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A short time earlier, a truck carrying bread ran off the road at Exit 150 near Troutville.
It blocked one southbound lane for a couple of hours.
The driver was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
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A long-time symbol of American know-how is signed away. Still ahead, the U-S turns over control of the Panama Canal.
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And the man who created Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of "Peanuts" is calling it a career. You'll hear why, next.
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((all right folks, Steve Mason in da house. The menu is packed tonight with high school hoops, you will feats your eyes on Parry McCluer, Glenvar, Salem and Cave Spring. Also, the Express scores big with some courageous kids with cancer at Carilion, Virginia running back Antoine Womack is in court and Mike Stevens is gonna sing you a Hokie hymm..well sort of, all of this in sports.))

[Schulz]


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Good Grief- Charlie Brown- After almost 50 years the creator of the Peanuts comic strip is retiring- and the famous strip will come to an end.
The 77 year old Charles Schulz has cancer and wants to focus on his health.
Jennifer Sabih has more.
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((LONG SUFFERING CARTOON CHARACTER CHARLIE BROWN AND THE PEANUTS GANG WILL SOON BE NO MORE. CHARLES SCHULZ, CREATOR OF THE WILDLY POPULAR COMIC STRIP, RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER, WILL RETIRE COME THE NEW YEAR.
PEANUTS MADE ITS DEBUT IN 1950, EVENTUALLY RUNNING IN MORE THAN 2,600 NEWSPAPERS, REACHING MILLIONS OF READERS IN 75 COUNTRIES. THE TRAVAILS OF CHARLIE BROWN, HIS PALS AND HIS DOG SNOOPY WERE A REFLECTION OF THEIR CREATOR, AS SCHULZ RECENTLY TOLD 60 MINUTES CORRESPONDENT STEVE KROFT. COURTESY CBS 60 MINUTES, CHARLES SCHULZ, CARTOONIST, "If you were to read the strip for just a few months you would know me because everything I am goes into the strip. All of my fears, my anxieties, my joys and almost all of my experiences go into that strip. That is me. What I'm thinking of, what I'm writing and what the characters are doing." IN 1990 WHEN THE PEANUTS GANG TURNED 40, THE GOVERNMENT OF FRANCE GAVE SCHULZ ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S HIGHEST AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE ARTS. WHILE OVER THE YEARS, PEANUTS BECAME A PART OF AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE, SCHULZ REMAINED A PRIVATE FIGURE, MAINTAINING THAT HE WOULD NOT WANT ANYONE ELSE TO DO THE COMIC STRIP. JENNIFER SABIH FOR CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))

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An historic day today- as the United States relinquishes control of the Panama Canal.
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With a handshake and a signature- the transfer took place-
After years of waiting, Panama is in charge of the manmade canal.
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((JIMMY CARTER/U.S. DELEGATION: THIS IS INDEED AN HISTORIC OCCASION. PERHAPS EVER IN THIS HEMISPHERE.))
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22-years ago Former President Jimmy Carter signed a treaty- allowing for the transfer.
Some conservatives believe giving up control could pose a national security risk.
Others don't think Panama will manage the canal properly.
The canal was built by the U-S military in 1914.
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[Hostage-Standoff]


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Inmates are holding a warden and two deputies hostage, and TV cameras are getting a look at what's happening.
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[SUPER=03-St. Martinsville, LA ]


The standoff started yesterday in the Saint Martin Parish Jail in Louisiana .. when five Cuban inmates took three deputies and the warden under knife point. They released one of the deputies six hours later after negotiations. Two more inmates joined the standoff. A radio station says the inmates are threatening to kill the officers in 72-hours if their demands are not met.
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[Tripp]


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Linda Tripp could face a criminal trial in Maryland for illegal wiretapping-
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[SUPER=03-Ellicott City, MD]


A judge today ruled Tripp was not protected by immunity when she turned over her secretly recorded tapes of Monica Lewinsky to Ken Starr.
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((JOSEPH MURTHA/TRIPP'S ATTORNEY: THIS IS NOT A MAJOR DEFEAT. THIS IS A LEGAL DECISION THE COURT HAS RULED ON.))
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[vo-nat]
The problem for prosecutors though is that while the tape is not protected by the immunity deal, everything Tripp told the Independent Counsel is.
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(( ITS OUR BURDEN TO PROVE TO THE COURT THAT OUR EVIDENCE WAS INDEPENDENT AND THAT WE DID NOT TAINT THE GRAND JURY BY PUTTING IN EVIDENCE BEFORE THE GRAND JURY THAT WAS DERIVED FROM HER TESTIMONY.))
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If tried and convicted Tripp could face 10 years in prison.
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State police are getting their first arson dogs ready. Still ahead, there's a reason the first ones are coming to southwest Virginia.
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And a return visit to hallowed hall of rock music. Paul McCartney performs where the Beatles got their start.
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[Lotto]
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[Arson-Dogs]


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Enthusiasm on the job is an understatement for two you're about to meet.
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[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.]


They are the first two arson-sniffing dogs to graduate from the Virginia State Police academy this Friday.
Marko will be stationed in Bristol.
Flame will work out of Salem.
They're the only two arson dogs anyone owns south of Richmond.
And if you think their job's a breeze, listen up.
NOT all make the cut.
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((DAVID BROOKS: WE HAD A LAB... DIDN'T WANT TO ACTUALLY WORK.))
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The dogs can pick out any petroleum-based residue, NO matter how bad the fire damage.
That saves human investigators a lot of work on the scene, and later in the lab.
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[Williams]


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A federal grand jury indicted a postal worker in Critz (CRITES) today for defrauding the Postal Service out of more than 60-thousand dollars.
Teresa H. Williams is accused of issuing money orders to herself and her husband without paying for them.

[Sharp]


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A Martinsville cable talk show host could face prison time.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville/September;]


Cable Six host Bob Sharp was found guilty of lying on his application to receive welfare benefits earlier this year.
Welfare fraud can carry up to a 10 year sentence.
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Sharp will be sentenced in February. [Weather] [12/14/1999] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Statistics [ESS/FULL]AMS SEAL [AUDIO CART] [MUSIC UNDER] [COMMERCIAL] [CK/CHYRON/VIEWERNET] [CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS [CK/CHYRON/5 PAGES] FORECASTS [ESS/FULL] EXTENDED FORECAST [Forecasts]
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[SUPER=X5001][S-Extra]



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Lots of sports,
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[vo-nat]
[SUPER=75-Los Angeles, CA; :00]

But first our extra point. Kobe Bryant may be the first pro basketball player to acquire a substantial interest in another pro team while an active player. The Los Angeles Lakers guard has bought a 50 percent stake in Olimpia Milano, the Italian pro basketball team his father used to play for. An N-B-A spokesman says the league thinks his support for the game in Italy, where Bryant grew up, is great.
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[S-Glenvar]


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High school hoops took over the court all over the commonwealth tonight. Lets start at Glenvar
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co/Fighting Blues vs. Highlanders; :00]


where the Highlanders were hoping NOT to be outfoxed by that guy, Parry McCluer coach Nelson Fox, whose Fighting Blues came in undefeated.
In the second quarter watch Lee Stinett drive and dump the rock to Brandon Cofffey who rips rope from the left side.
Alot of legendary Art on the walls tonight.
Glenvar answered, Scott price steps up from outside and snaps the nylon for a [SUPER=33-Parry McCluer/69/Glenvar/5

0;]trey of his own, 28-27 Highlanders with 1:50 left in the first half.
The Blues come right back as Stinnett gives to Nelson Fox and he buries it, Parry McCluer improves to 4 and OH with the 69-50 win.
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[S-Cave]


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Tonight against Salem, Cave Spring's J.J. Reddick tied a career high with 39 points as his Knights beat Salem.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Knights vs. Spartans; :00]


He was so hot, that head coach Billy Hicks had to finally sit Reddick down long before the game was over.
J.J. let some of his other friends play to. Adam Young takes the nice pass from Ron Mickens and finishes underneath.
[SUPER=33-Cave Spring/79/Salem/50;]Salem's Chris Gumear then goes right to the iron for Salem and scores, but the S

partans trailed 51-30 with 2:03 left in the third quarter.
Michael Hamlar then dishes to a cutting Tyler Lumsden who scores and Cave wins big 79-50.
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[S-SANCTIONS]


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When the Express plays Trenton Friday it will do so with out leading scorer Joe Murphy.
A Trenton player delivered a crushing elbow hit to the right winger's head in the third period of Sunday's game. Murphy will miss two weeks.
The Express has sent video tape of the hit to the ECHL in hopes of a tough sanction.
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[SOT]
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((SCOTT GORDON/EXPRESS HEAD COACH: THE TAPE I SENT WASN'T JUST OF THE JOE MURPHY INCIDENT. THERE WAS PROBABLY ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE INCIDENTS HE WAS A PART OF IN AN ATTEMPT TO INJURE OUR PLAYERS. A PART OF HOCKEY IS BEING PHYSICAL. HE JUST GOES BEYOND THAT. AND THE LEAGUE SHOULD LOOK INTO THAT. THE LEAGUE SENT OUT A MEMO ABOUT PROTECTING THE PLAYERS, HEAD INJURIES. HE JUST HAS COMPLETE NEGLECT FOR PLAYERS AS INDIVIDUALS.))
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[S-EXPRESS]


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Express players brightned the holiday season for some children of Carilion Medical Center tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The entire team joined the kids in the hospital for a little holiday cheer.
Each year the players and sick children get together for the party and the players say they get more than they give.
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((TIM CHRISTIAN/EXPRESS FORWARD: BIG AND STRONG PHYSICALLY IS ONE THING, BUT WHAT THESE KIDS GO THROUGH IS REALLY COURAGE AND THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT. THAT'S STRONG TO ME. THEY'RE BASICALLY FIGHTING A TERRIBLE DISEASE AND THAT'S STRONG TO ME. MIKE PERON/EXPRESS FORWARD: TO US WE'RE JUST NORMAL PEOPLE. IT'S AMAZING WHEN YOU SEE HOW THEY LOOK AND YOU KIND OF REALIZE YOU'RE GETTING EXACTLY WHAT THEY'RE GETTING FROM YOU. IT'S A SPECIAL FEELING.))
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Police are looking for Carolina Panther Rae Carruth. He's wanted on a murder charge.
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Carruth's girlfriend died today. Carruth has already been charged with conspiracy and attempted murder of the young woman. The wide receiver WAS out on bond. She was pregnant and the baby, delivered in an emergency, is in stable condition.

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Still to come in sports, the latest on the court case involving UVa running back Antoine Womack
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and Mike Stevens introduces us to a duo singing Tech's praises.
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The trial for Virginia running back Antoine Womack began today in Charlottesville.
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He is charged with the malicious wounding of two UVa students this past spring. The prosecution says Womack and others were involved in a vicious attack at a party at Newcomb Hall on UVa grounds. The trial will continue tomorrow in the Albemarle Circuit court.
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The nation is seeing the Virginia Tech Hokies on TV all the time. Mike Stevens says, you can now hear the Hokies as well.
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((NAT SOUND)) ((If you listen to morning radio in the Roanoke Valley you have probably heard the new "Go Hokies Mix." ((NAT SOUND)) If you haven't you will soon - ((NAT SOUND)) The song was written, composed and performed by Cary Rutledge, the same guy who also performed the Friday Football Extra theme. ((NAT SOUND)) ((CARY RUTLEDGE:)) The song took over a week to produce from start to finish, which was for Rutledge was a rush job. But his creative partner Grant Plaskon knew they had to seize the moment. ((GRANT PLASKON:)) Plaskon and Rutledge are the only ones singing the Hokies praises in a studio - but they still needed permission from Tech's licensing department to do so. ((GRANT PLASKON:)) So far the two have invested over $2000 of their own money in the project. They hope to break even after selling cassettes and giving Tech its standard 8 percent cut. ((CARY RUTLEDGE:))
The cassettes are available at John Norman, Play it Again Sports and Barnes and Noble. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.)

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A throw back to the 1960's and a pang of nostalgia in Liverpool, England-
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Former Beatle Paul McCartney arrived at the Cavern Club for a performance- The Beatles last performed there in 1963.
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((PAUL MCCARTNEY: BASICALLY WHAT BETTER WAY TO ROCK OUT THE CENTURY. THIS IS WHERE IT ALL BEGAN AND FOR ME THIS IS WHERE THE CENTURY IS GOING TO END WITH ME PLAYING ROCK AND ROLL.))
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McCartney played a 40 minute set for 300 fans-
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((WE'RE COMING... YACKITY YACK.))
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McCartney played tunes from his new album- He only sang one Beatles tune song .. "I Saw Her Standing There."
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