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They thought this was what started the Roanoke fire that killed four children and their grandmother four years ago. Now it's been declared arson. On NEWS 7 at SIX, we'll tell you why they reopened the investigation on the Stewart Avenue fire.
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And the Rubatex tells retirees they've got to pay part of their health-care premiums. You can imagine how that was received on the picket line.

[Sports-Head]


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In sports, the latest on the trial of UVa running back Antoine Womack, the Express talks about coming home for the holidays,
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[VO-NAT]


and Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer received another early Christmas present before leaving for New Orleans today.
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[WX-Head]
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For a change of pace, temperatures will be below normal for the next few days. The chilly reason coming up. [open]
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[Stewart-Avenue]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-44 1:22:48]
[GRAPHIC=Arson Fire]


The 1996 fire that killed five members of one family is now being investigated as a case of arson.
New information has come to light since the Stewart Avenue blaze. Information that led investigators to reconsider their findings.
[Double Boxes=KEITH/Joe In Newsroom]


Joe Dashiell has followed this case since 1996 and he's in our newsroom tonight with the latest developments.

[Live= Full/Joe in Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]


Keith, this crucial new information surfaced after a lawsuit was filed against the manufacturer of a space heater that was used in the home. Conflicting testimony, and new theories about what have happened
And on November 9th of this year, investigators collected additional evidence on Stewart Avenue that lead them to reclassify this fire.
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[IN Q=Five members]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 20, 1996; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chief Jim Grigsby/Roanoke Fire-EMS Dept.; :15]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Bill Althoff/Roanoke Police Dept.; :43]
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[OUT Q=or what they have heard.]


((Five members of the Leftwich family died when the Stewart Avenue house burned.
Though an overheated extension cord plugged into the space heater appeared to be the most likely culprit back then, investigators now believe the fire was deliberately set.
[SOT 03:52:06]
[IN Q=There were four children]

((THERE WERE FOUR CHILDREN AND THEIR GRANDMOTHER PERISHED IN THIS FIRE. AND WE FELT THERE WAS A MORAL OBLIGATION TO LOOK, REVISIT, AND IF THERE WAS ANY POSSIBILITY AT ALL THAT THIS WAS AN INCENDIARY FIRE, TO GO BACK AND CALL IT THAT AND THEN PICK UP THE INVESTIGATION FROM THAT POINT.))
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[OUT Q=from that point.]


Roanoke police are renewing their investigation, re-interviewing firefighters. and hoping for some help from individuals who may have additional information.
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[OUT Q=or what they have heard.]))



[Live=Joe full/Newsroom]


Had this fire been classified as an arson in 1996, it still would have been a difficult case to prosecute.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Joe/Newsroom]


Almost four years later, commonwealth's attorney Don Caldwell says he has serious doubts that anyone can be charged and found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt without additional evidence.

[Montvale-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-46 41:29]
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A fire this afternoon in Montvale severely damaged a trailer home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montvale]

It happened shortly before four o'clock on Peaceful Drive. Fire officials say when they arrived flames were shooting out of the back bedroom window. It took 15 minutes for crews from Montvale and Bluer Ridge to extinguish the fire. No one was home at the time of the fire. It's being ruled accidental.
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[Henry-Workers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
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Laid-off textile workers in Henry County are getting some emergency help from the county government.
The Board of Supervisors today authorized a 300-thousand dollar assistance package for former workers from Tultex, Pluma and Ashmore.
The plan includes waving penalties on real estate and property taxes... and offering loans of up to fifteen-hundred dollars to help workers through their unemployment.

[Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
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The strike at Bedford's biggest employer is almost 100-days old. Rubatex and its striking union haven't planned any more face-to-face meetings, but that hasn't kept them from butting heads.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Newsroom]


Scott Goldberg was in Bedford today . and has more on this latest conflict tonight from our newsroom.
[Live= Scott Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]


Keith, this time it's a new disagreement on an old issue.
Rubatex told reporters today it sent out a letter to company retirees . telling them for the first time ever . they need to pay part of their health-care premiums.
Retiree contributions to health-care plans is an issue at the heart of this strike that still shows no signs of nearing an end.
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[SUPER=01-Richard Walker/USWA Local 240 President;14]
[SUPER=01-Jim Laurin/Rubatex Negotiator;36]
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[OUT Q=and final contract offer.]
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((NATSOUND: PICKETERS CHANTING.)) [RUNS:03]
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You could tell there was a news conference at Rubatex by the size of the picket line . about five times as big as usual . the union putting on a show for reporters.
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[SOT 16:27:09]
[IN Q= we have]

(( RICHARD WALKER/USWA LOCAL 240 PRESIDENT: WE HAVE A BIG TURNOUT TODAY, BECAUSE WE KNEW THERE WAS A NEWS CONFERENCE. BUT WE'VE BEEN HOLDING OUR OWN PRETTY GOOD.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=PRETTY GOOD]


The Steelworkers brought out their rapid-response team to counter whatever the company would say.
Today, Rubatex announced retirees will soon pay for part of their health-insurance . under a complicated formula . that could change if the company and union ever agree on a new contract.
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[SOT 16:20:58]
[IN Q= we are going]

((JIM LAURIN/RUBATEX NEGOTIATOR: WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE AVAILABLE TO NEGOTIATE, BUT THOSE ISSUES ARE VERY DIFFICULT.)) [RUNS:08]
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[IN Q=WE DON'T]

((RICHARD WALKER/UNION PRESIDENT: WE DON'T WANT TO SEE THEM HAVE TO CONTRIBUTE ANYTHING TO RETAIN HEALTH INSURANCE. THEY SPENT 30 YEARS OR MORE IN HERE . THEN TO SPEND A THIRD OF THEIR PENSION CHECK IS RIDICULOUS . AIN'T NO WAY THEY'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO MAKE IT.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=MAKE IT]


The union said it would like to meet again with Rubatex . but questions what good that would do since the company has always insisted it won't change what it calls its last, best and final contract offer.))
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[Live= Scott Full/Newsroom]


The two sides did meet face-to-face once.
That was two weeks ago in Lynchburg.
But that meeting was to exchange information, not to negotiate.
And now neither side knows when they might meet again.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Newsroom]


Keith.

[Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-47 31:26]
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Tobacco farmers got another cut in what they can grow and earn next year.
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[VO-NAT]
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The U-S Department of Agriculture today announced an 18-point-and a half percent cut in the tobacco quota for 2000.
That means farmers will have to plant a lot less tobacco next year.
Farmers avoided an even larger reduction today when tobacco companies agreed to pay 65-million dollars for surplus tobacco leaf from previous years.
In the last two years, decreased demand for the leaf has cut back tobacco growers' incomes by 35 percent.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The search is over. Still ahead, who will replace Danville's fired City Manager.
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And Roanoke's former congressman unveils a piece of history ... lost or forgotten for a century.
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Danville has named its new City Manager after a five-month search.
And it has high hopes for his tenure there.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Marya/Microwave]


Marya Jones is in the Danville newsroom with more on the appointee.
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Keith, he's a Virginia native who spent the last five years working in Dothan, Alabama.
City Council says Jerry Gwaltney beat out 160 applicants for the job because he was the "cream of the crop" ... and a man Council hopes can guide Danville through a time of transition.
(rollcue...time of transition.)
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(( Jerry Gwaltney is a 56-year old Portsmouth native with 25 years in city government.
He's credited with helping bring thousands of jobs to the city of Dothan, Alabama.
And now Council members hope he'll do the same for Danville.
[SOT 13:05:20 - :29]

((RUBY ARCHIE/DANVILLE MAYOR: AFTER WE TALKED TO HIM FINALLY ABOUT WHAT HE CAN DO FOR DANVILLE ECONOMICALLY AS WELL AS EDUCATIONALLY, WE SAID THIS IS THE MAN THAT DANVILLE NEEDS. )) [RUNS:09]
Gwaltney weighed in by phone, saying he's more than ready to live up to that impression.
And comfortable coming in under the cloud of Ray Griffin, who was ousted from the same job back in July.
[SOT 12:59:19 - :30]

((JERRY GWALTNEY: THAT DID NOT PRESENT A PROBLEM. I RELY ON MY OWN ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO WORK WITH ANYONE. )) [RUNS:11]
Council's offering Gwaltney 125-thousand dollars a year... 14 percent more than his predecessor.
But SOME council members say he's worth it. He's already announced a plan to "restructure" the City Manager's office, starting by eliminating the now unoccupied Assistant City Manager's job ... and saving the city 75-thousand dollars.
Mayor Ruby Archie won't rule out the possibility that that restructuring will include more such cuts.
[SOT 13:05:38 - :39]

((RUBY ARCHIE: MAYBE EVENTUALLY, BUT NOT IMMEDIATELY. )) [RUNS:01]
Council members say that in Jerry Gwaltney, they've found a "progressive" leader with a track record that includes pushing for school building and new industry.
[SOT 13:09:47 - :56]

((PETE CASTIGIONE/DANVILLE VICE MAYOR: WE ARE LOOKING AT A NEW IDENTITY FOR DANVILLE WITH TOBACCO AND TEXTILES AND HE RECOGNIZES THAT. AND HE WANTS TO BE A PART OF HELPING US TO DEVELOP THAT NEW IDENTITY.)) [RUNS:09] ))
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[L'burg-Sewers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
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It's the biggest, most expensive public works project in Lynchburg's history.. but today the Hill City got a little help paying the bill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


For the second straight year, the state is matching federal grants worth more than five and a half million dollars to help overhaul Lynchburg's sewer system.
Officials say the money will help reduce the cost of the 20-year, 270- million dollar project.
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[IN Q=Given the]

((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R- LYNCHBURG: GIVEN THE COST OF INFLATION AND CONSTRUCTION COSTS THAT GO UP EVERY YEAR, THE MORE YOU CAN EARLY, AS MUCH MONEY AS YOU CAN GET EARLY, IT REALLY CUTS DOWN ON THE OVERALL COST OF THE PROJECT OVER ITS LIFE. SO THAT'S WHY THIS KIND OF MONEY FROM THE STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS SO IMPORTANT.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Preston Bryant/(R) Lynchburg; :00]
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[OUT Q=is so very important.]
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[VO-NAT]


The renovations to the sewer system will eventually prevent raw waste from overflowing into the James River.
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[Patrick-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-48 30:07]
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Patrick Community Hospital is on a deadline to find a way to repay more than five million dollars in debts.
The hospital has four months to come up with a plan and file it in Bankruptcy Court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File; ]

So the board of trustees hired two firms with experience in helping health-care businesses with financial problems. Lawyers for the hospital say there are no magic solutions, and they hope the community will continue to support the hospital during this critical period.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

The professional firms are the Corrigo Group, consultants made up of former hospital executives and Pershing, Yoakley and Associates, a financial services organization.


[Stocks]


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Stocks were mostly higher today, but most stocks of local interest went down. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow gained 65 points. Nasdaq was up 50.
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[Gilmore-Education]


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[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


More than 300-million more new dollars could be coming to Virginia's colleges and universities.
That's the latest nugget from the two-year budget Governor Jim Gilmore will unveil on Friday.
Gilmore's higher ed budget holds the line on tuitions-- after cutting them 20-percent last year.
It highlights money for new technology in the classrooms and bricks and mortar on campuses across the Commonwealth.

And the Governor says he's including "significant funding increases" for Virginia's historically black colleges.

[Butler-Portrait]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-41 1:31:51]
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He challenged Stonewall Jackson to a duel at VMI, well before either went on to gain fame.
He served as Virginia's lieutenant governor 120 years ago.
He was even a Congressman representing southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But it wasn't until today that his image was returned to the Virginia State Capitol.
The political gene must run in the family.
James Alexander Walker was the great-grandfather of former Roanoke Congressman Caldwell Butler... who commissioned the new portrait.
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[SOT 14:52:41]
[IN Q=I'm very sensitive]

((CALDWELL BUTLER/FORMER ROANOKE CONGRESSMAN: I'M VERY SENSITIVE ABOUT THAT, BECAUSE EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN A LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR BEFORE OR SINCE, HAS A PORTRAIT HANGING HERE UNLESS THEY BECAME GOVERNOR. SO HE WAS CONSPICUOUS TO THE MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY BY HIS ABSENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Caldwell Butler/Former Roanoke Congressman;]
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[OUT Q=his absence.]
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[VO-NAT]


Walker's portrait was either never painted when he presided over Virginia's Senate.... or as Butler suggests, politics may have conspired to take down staunch Republicans over the last century in Virginia.
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[Sports tease]


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Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer travels to New Orleans today but received a sweet reward before leaving, the Express gets into the Holiday spirit,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-]


and while winter rolls into Roanoke, a local basketball teams flies south to showcase their talents.
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[S-Beamer]


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The city of New Orleans, the site of the Sugar bowl, welcomes Virginia Tech head coach
[GRAPHIC=frank Beamer]


Frank Beamer today. He will speak to the city's touchdown club tonight. But before leaving, it was announced that Beamer received his second coach of the year honor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Today, the Associated Press announced that Beamer is their choice for college coach of the year as voted on by AP member newspapers, TV and radio stations. In his 13th season as Tech's head coach, he received 27 of 84 votes in the balloting. Coach Beamer has lead the Hokies to an 11 and OH record, a national championship berth and to a seventh straight bowl game.
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[S-trial]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-52]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


Day number two of the trial of Virginia running back Antoine Womack wrapped up today. He is charged with in a malicious wounding case. A police officer who initially charged Womack testified today that the running back said..." I can't be in trouble again" and " they'll put me away this time".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

Two other football players who have already admitted their part in the assault, claim that Womack WAS NOT involved in this incident.
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[S-Carruth]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-58]
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Police in Charlotte are declaring Carolina Panther Rae Carruth a fugitive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte; :00]

The Panthers wide receiver is wanted on a murder charge in the death of his girlfriend. Cherica (sheh-REE'-kah) Adams died yesterday after being shot last month. Carruth's attorney says he spoke with Carruth last night and told him to turn himself in. Carruth could face life in prison or the death sentence if convicted of the charges against him.
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[S-Hockey]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-55 (39:16)]
[GRAPHIC=Express Logo]


The Roanoke Express is back on the home ice Friday after a grueling three game road trip that started in Huntington and ended in Trenton, New Jersey.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


The Express will get a few days off for Christmas but beginning with Trenton this Friday night, Roanoke will play 10 of its next 11 games at the Roundhouse.
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[S-Patriots]


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The Patrick Henry boys basketball team is going south to showcase it's talents in the Sunshine Classic in Daytona, Florida. Denise Allen has more.
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[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tyson Hawkins/Patrick Henry Junior; :07]
[SUPER=01-Nick Clements/Patrick Henry Junior; :24]
[SUPER=01-Jack Esworthy/Patrick Henry Head Coach; :40]
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[OUT Q=News 7 sports]

((
Tyson Hawkins like others on his team has never been to the sunshine state.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=58:25 I wanna see]

((TYSON HAWKINS/PATRICK HENRY JUNIOR: I WANNA SEE BEACHES, PALM TREES AND STUFF LIKE THAT AND JUST HAVE FUN WITH MY TEAMMATES AND COACH.))
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[OUT Q=AND COACH]


The team is getting ready to play in the Sunshine Classic in Daytona. It's a four team tournament. The Patriots' first game is Friday against Fort Defiance.
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[SOT 5603]
[IN Q=56:30 I'M TRYING]

((NICK CLEMENTS/PATRICK HENRY JUNIOR: I WANT TO PLAY DOWN THERE BECAUSE I'VE NEVER PLAYED ANYONE FROM OUT OF TOWN THAT MUCH. I'M TRYING TO TAKE MY GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL SO I'VE GOT TO MOVE AROUND TO GET THERE, MORE COMPETITION.))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=54:13 we play Friday]

((JACK ESWORTHY/PATRICK HENRY HEAD COACH: WE PLAY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AND WE'RE GOING TO BE DOWN THERE UNTIL WEDNESDAY. WE'LL GET THE GAMES OUT OF THE WAY AND HOPE WE CAN FOCUS ON THOSE AND HIT THE PARKS TWO OF THE NEXT THREE DAYS.))
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[OUT Q=THREE DAYS]


Jack Esworthy and the rest of his staff have worked for three years to raise the money for this trip.
The seed money comes from the proceeds from an annual June basketball camp and the summer league.
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[SOT 53:49]
[IN Q=the kids get]

((JACK ESWORTHY/PATRICK HENRY HEAD COACH: THE KIDS GET TO GO FREE OF CHARGE, GO TO THE PARKS FOR A FEW DAYS FREE OF CHARGE. SOME OF THEM HAVE NEVER BEEN THERE AND I DON'T KNOW IF THEY'VE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO.))
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[OUT Q=TO GO]
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[SOT 58:38]
[IN Q=I APPRECIATE]

((NICK CLEMENTS/PATRICK HENRY JUNIOR: I APPRECIATE THE WAY MY COACH IS TAKING CAR OF US AND PAYING OUR WAY CAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE ON OUR TEAM PROBABLY HAVE NEVER BEEN TO FLORIDA.))
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[OUT Q=TO FLORIDA]


The trip is a chance to build team unity. The coaches, players and a few chaperones will be in close quarters for nearly a week. Coach says taking a team of teenagers to Florida, will be fun.
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[IN Q=in the summer]

((IN THE SUMMER YOU'RE TAKING THEM TO TEAM CAMPS AND THANKSGIVING A LOT OF THEM COME BY THE HOUSE AND EAT DESSERT SO WE'RE TOGETHER A LOT.))
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And when the Patriots return to the Roanoke Valley they will have share new experiences on and off the court.
Denise Allen News 7.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-39 1:31:47]
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Virginia State Police are urging us all to slow down on the roads this holiday season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond ]


Everyone except Santa-- whose sleigh they outfitted today to make it a little safer.
Airbags, belts, and booster seats for the elves are now in place.
Santa even recognized a Bedford family who survived a crash in April.
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((SANTA: THEY ARE SURVIVORS OF CRASHES AND THEY HAD THEIR SEATBELTS ON. WE KNOW THAT SEATBELTS WORK. DON'T WE? clapping.))
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Santa had a tip for the parents: studies show kids whose parents don't wear seatbelts tend NOT to wear them themselves.
But for the kids, stuffed animals were the order of the day.
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