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Coming up-
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Three hours every day on a school bus. Some parents say that's too long and dangerous a ride for their children.
A warning goes out to Americans to be careful this holiday- after an arrest of a suspected terrorist.
Plus a merger could make the largest railroad in North America.
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News 7 at Eleven.
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((THEY GET UP A SIX IN THE MORNING AND GET HOME AT 4 IN THE AFTERNOON.))
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Some local parents say enough is enough - with their children going to a school so far away from home.
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[School-Board]


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A change could finally be on the way for folks in Goshen. They've been fighting for a new school - to alleviate headaches caused by the long and many say dangerous bus ride to and from school everyday.
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Kate Weidaw is in the newsroom tonight. I understand this has been an on going problem for over 15 years.
[Live= Kate/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Kate1]

That's right. And this isn't the first time Goshen residents have tried to build a new elementary school to keep students from being bused 30 even 45 miles away from home. Tonight parents took their concerns to the school board to ask for the members support -- and since they are selecting a new superintendent -- parents asked the board to look for one that will support neighborhood schools.
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(( Today a Dollar General Store sign glows in front of the building that used to be Goshen Elementary School - until 1984. Closing the school 15 years ago lead to students being bused to Fairfield Elementary School -- that meant riding on Goshen Pass, a twisty road without guard rails and 20 foot drops into the river. That's why town officials have found land to build a new school in the heart of the community.

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((WILLIAM VIA/GOSHEN VICE MAYOR: THIS WOULD BE THE ENTRANCE TO THE 46 ACRES WHERE THE SCHOOL WILL BE PLACED.))
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Parents are more then ready for the new school. They're sick and tired of seeing what their children have to go through to get to school in the morning.

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((PEGGY JOLLY/PARENT: THEY GET ON THE BUS AT ABOUT TEN TO 7 AND HE GETS OFF AT A QUARTER TO 4 THAT'S A LONG RIDE.))
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Students say sitting on the bus for over an hour is hard and the drive can be dangerous.

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((QUENTIN FRIDLEY/STUDENT: WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE PASS AND WHEN IT'S ICY WE SLIP .))
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Parents and children both agree they don't want to wait another 15 years before something is done to keep students closer to home.))

[Live= Kate/Newsroom]

So far there are no definite plans for the school to be built in Goshen.
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But town officials say with the support of the community and the new people on the board of supervisors, school board, and town council, the third time could be a charm.

[Rubatex]


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Today marks the one hundredth day Rubatex workers have been on strike.
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[VO-NAT 99-27 2:00:16 or 99-33 1:35:40]
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That means this is the longest strike in the foam and rubber manufacturer's history.
The union hit the picket lines September 12th. Many strikers have since found temporary jobs at department stores and other factories.
So far there is no word when the two sides will resume bargaining.
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[Toss-2-Andrew] Jean tosses to Andrew in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [12/20/1999] WEATHER OFFICE
[eng/full] colorado pileup video
[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Gay-Marriage]


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A victory for same sex couples in Vermont.
The high court rules that same sex couples should have the same marriage benefits that opposite sex couples have.
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The ruling doesn't mean couples can get married.
The court calls on the legislature to decide whether the benefits should come through traditional marriage or a system of domestic partnership.
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((HOLLY PUTERBAUGH/SUED FOR RIGHT TO MARRY: I'M THRILLED THAT THE VERMONT SUPREME COURT SUPPORTS THAT SAME GENDER COPULES HAVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH DEPTH AND MEANING THAT DESERVE THE RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS OF MARRIED COUPLES AND I CAN'T WAIT TO MARRY LOIS.)) [BUTT TO 15:07:45] ((WE'VE BEEN ENGAGED FOR QUITE A FEW YEARS AND JUST INCREDIBLE TO HAVE THIS DAY COME.))
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[VT-Marriage]


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Could Vermont's ruling be applicable in Virginia?
Only if a similar case was decided similarly by our state Supreme Court-- a court that has NOT recognized gay and lesbian rights in the past.
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Governor Jim Gilmore says he doesn't expect any impact in the Commonwealth.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: IT'S AGAINST THE PUBLIC LAW, PUBLIC POLICY OF THE COMMONWEALTH, AND I DON'T THINK THAT WILL CHANGE, UNLESS THE LEGISLATURE DECIDES TO MAKE A CHANGE. WHICH I THINK IS UNLIKELY.))
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Virginia law goes so far as to state that "a marriage between persons of the same sex is prohibited."
And in 1997, Abingdon Delegate Joe Johnson got passed into law that "any marriage entered into by persons of the same sex in another state or jurisdiction shall be void in all respects in Virginia."
The Virginia Chapter of the A-C-L-U says that law -- and political realities-- notwithstanding, there's nothing in Virginia's CONSTITUTION which strictly prohibits same sex marriages.




[Condemnation]


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The city of Roanoke will not go to court to seize a controversial piece of land.
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City council voted to drop its condemnation case against the man who owns this property at the corner of Franklin Road and Elm Avenue.
Council wanted to build a park to serve as a "gateway" to downtown.
Now it's going to change its strategy and try to buy the land without getting a judge involved.
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((JIM TROUT/CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: IF WE CAN BUY IT AT A REASONABLE PRICE ... TO BUILD UPSCALE CONDOS.))
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Landowner Herbert George wants twice the 123-thousand dollars that the city offered.
No word on how much city council might be willing to pay.
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[Columbine]


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Some parents of Columbine victims are calling for the local sheriff to step down.
They say they do not want killers glorified.
Suzanne McCarroll reports.
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((MORE THAN EIGHT MONTHS AGO TWO STUDENTS OPENED FIRE INSIDE COLUMBINE HIGH. NOW VIDEOTAPES ARE TELLING MORE ABOUT THE MOTIVE BEHIND THE MASSACRE. THE JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE RELEASED THE TAPES TO TIME MAGAZINE. VICTIM'S PARENTS WATCHED THEM. BUT NOW THEY DON'T WANT ANYONE ELSE TOO.))

[Border-Arrest]


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President Clinton's national security adviser says officials know of no specific terror threats against domestic targets in the U-S.
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This despite the arrest of a man accused of trying to smuggle potential bomb making materials into Washington state from Canada.
But officials are warning Americans to be careful this holiday season.
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((SANDY BERGER/NAT'L SECURITY ADVISOR: THE STATE DEPARTMENT HAS INDICATED THIS IS A PERIOD AS HE HEAD INTO NEW YEARS AND THE MILLENNIUM PERIOD OF HEIGHTENED TERRORIST ACTION.))
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The US Customs service is putting 300 extra inspectors on duty at high priority entry points.
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[Y2K-Readiness]


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There's no need to panic when the clock strikes midnight in Roanoke.
That's what the Star City's acting city manager says.
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Jim Ritchie told city council that all city computers and equipment are Y-2-K-ready.
Though he only seemed willing to guarantee that the 9-1-1 system will work.
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((JIM RITCHIE/ACTING CITY MANAGER: WHILE WE EXPECT SOME MINOR GLITCHES IN OTHER SYSTEMS ... WE DO NOT EXPECT MAJOR GLITCHES RELATED TO Y-2-K.))
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Ritchie said -- just in case there's a problem -- city staffers will work all day and night on New Year's Eve.
He also said the city will set up emergency shelters... and you should stock up on supplies -- like you're getting ready for a winter storm.

[Carnegie-Hero]


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A Rustburg man is being hailed as a hero for his actions during a fiery car crash last year.
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Victor Shelton was among the first on the scene of this accident on Route 460 in Lynchburg in September of 1998.
Charles Miles' pickup had struck a guardrail and caught fire.. Shelton helped to pull Miles out of the burning truck to safety.
For that he's one of twenty people across the country to receive the Carnegie Hero medal.
Shelton was notified of the honor today.
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What do you think the biggest news story of the century is?
Coming up - what journalists and scholars say.
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And the Hokie football team is just what the doctor ordered... for patients in an area hospital.
We'll show you.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((HEY JEAN COMING UP IN SPORTS. THE LADY CAVALIERS CONTINUE THEIR DOMINANCE OF TECH IN U-HALL. UVA IS READYING FOR THE MICRON PC-DOT-COM BOWL AND MORE HONORS FOR THE HOKIES AND NASCAR'S PRESIDENT BILL FRANCE JUNIOR IS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER THOSE STORIES AND MORE LATER IN SPORTS.))

[Railroad-Merger]


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Two major rail carriers are merging to create the largest railroad in North America.
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The merger of Canadian National Railway and Burlington Northern Santa Fe- will create a multi billion dollar business.
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((ROBERT KREBS/BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE CORP: THIS IS A PERFECT TIME FOR US TO GET TOGETHER CAUSE NOW WILL HAVE 50 THOUSAND MILE NETWORK PROVIDING RAIL SERVICE COMPETING ACROSS NORTH AMERICA.))
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The new company will be called North American Railways
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[Gilmores]


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If you're NOT doing something else on New Year's Day, feel free to head up to Richmond and hang out with the Gilmores.
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Virginia's First Family is hosting a New Year's Day open house, to show off the top-to-bottom renovation of the governor's mansion.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE HAVE NOT EVER DONE THIS IN VIRGINIA BEFORE. SO AS A RESULT, NO ONE REALLY QUITE KNOWS WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN. BUT WE THINK THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA OUGHT TO HAVE AN OPEN INVITATION TO COME IN AND SEE THEIR MANSION ON NEW YEAR'S DAY AND WELCOME IN THE MILLENNIUM.))
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The 7-point-2 million dollar job is the first complete renovation in the mansion's 186 year history.
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[Biggest-Story]


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With all the recent millennium hype-- just what have the masses chosen as the "Story of the Century"?
The use of the atomic bomb to end World War Two has earned that Top Story distinction.
36-thousand Americans and a panel of journalists and scholars provided input for the Newseum and U-S-A Weekend Magazine.


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The Virginia Tech football team filled the prescription for smiles today at Montgomery Regional hospital.
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The players arrived at the hospital this morning to try and make the holidays a little brighter for folks who may not be able to be with their loved ones.
The entire team was invited and there were plenty of fans waiting to welcome them inside.
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((SHAYNE GRAHAM/VIRGINIA TECH KICKER: IT'S NICE TO BE ABLE TO COME OUT HERE, NOT EVERYONE IS ABLE TO BE IN THE CONVENIENCE OF THEIR OWN HOMES OR TO WATCH OUR GAMES OR SEE US FROM THE STANDS, SO IT'S NICE TO BE HERE AND HAVE THESE PEOPLE MEET US ONE ON ONE.))
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The team not only signed autographs for the sick but also the hospital's employees and their families.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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D-C and Hollywood come together to promote adoption.
The story still ahead.
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[VO-NAT]


And - it's a special art that many take for granted.
Coming up - some of the women making Christmas presents beautiful.
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[lotto]
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NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
1-8-3

(one, eight, three)


Pick 4:
6-0-0-4

(six, zero, zero, four)


Cash 5:
10-13-15-18-31

(ten, thirteen, fifteen, eighteen, thirty-one)



[Adoption]


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Politicians and entertainers teamed up at the White House today--
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It was all in an effort to raise awareness about adoption and the work of the Children's Action Network.
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(( RENE RUSSO/ACTRESS: WE NEED TO GET THE WORD OUT THERE THAT THESE KIDS NEED LOVE AND EVERYTHING THAT GOES WITH THAT.))
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For Hollywood's part, CBS presents a star-studded special Thursday night on the topic.
"Home for the Holidays" is a collection of inspirational stories about adoption.


[Xmas-Postmark]


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Believe it or not, there's one postal employee who has deliberately tried to INCREASE the amount of cards and letters he's handling this Christmas season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.]


Rick Elkins is the postmaster in the tiny Appomattox County village of Evergreen.
The Christmas-y sounding name generates hundreds of extra letters every year.. all seeking Elkins' special Christmas tree cachet (cash-ay) and postmark.
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((RICK ELKINS/EVERGREEN POSTMASTER: THE MIDDLE OF DECEMBER IS RIGHT MUCH OF A RUSH BECAUSE THAT'S THREE STROKES PER ENVELOPE AND IT ADDS UP DURING THE DAY. AND THE CONSTANT INTERRUPTIONS, TAKING CARE OF THE NORMAL DAY TO DAY BUSINESS, YOU HAVE TO WANT TO DO IT FOR IT TO HAPPEN.))
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Elkins says he's handled mail from 38 states and nine foreign countries.
He started his job in Evergreen six years ago on.. of course.. Christmas Day.
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[Weather] [12/20/1999]
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[SUPER=X5001;][S-Extra]



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In sports, the Cavaliers and Hokies meet on the hardwood in women's hoops, UVA is preparing for the MICRON PC-Dot-Com bowl, and more awards for Beamer and the Hokies.
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[VO-NAT]


First the extra point.
Hampton native Allen Iverson has decided to stay put in Philadelphia.
76ers coach Larry Brown says the situation with guard Allen Iverson is settled. Brown and Iverson talked today. Iverson had suggested a trade two days ago, but today says he wants to stick with the Sixers.
Now here are the scores.
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[S-Women]


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UVA and Virginia Tech met on the hardwood last night in Charlottesville. Tech had only beaten the Cavaliers twice in U-Hall before last night's meeting.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Va Tech vs. UVA;]


Virginia was without starting junior guard Erin Stovall, who left the team for personal reasons yesterday.
We pick it up late in the first half Tech's Amy Wetzel finds Tere Williams, who gets two of her 15 on the night. Williams also pulled down 10 rebounds for the Hokies.
UVa strikes back, Renee Robinson gets the inbounds pass and downs the three from the top of the key. The Cavaliers led 31-29 at the break.
In the second half Tech strikes first as Wetzel finds Chrystal Starling underneath for the lay up to tie it at 31.


[super=33-Virginia/67/Virginia Tech/62;]


But Svetlana Volnaya drives down the middle for two of her team leading 13 points as UVA continues it dominance over Tech in U-Hall with the 67 to 62 win.
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[anchor=Denise]
[ss=hold]


The Hokies go on a holiday break until they host the Virginia Lottery-Hokie Hardwood Classic on December 29th and 30th.


[S-TECH]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
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Rolan Roberts and Brian Chase led the Hokies to a victory in the San Juan Shootout.
Chase and Roberts each scored 14 in the Hokies 79-71 win over Illinois State.
Chase was five for six in his first game with Tech including two three pointers.


[S-Ralph]


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Ralph Sampson is taking the helm of the Richmond Rhythm of the International Basketball League.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 1999;]


The former UVA and NBA star has been serving as the interim coach since Allan Bristow resigned on December fourth.


Sampson says he's excited to get back into coaching. He spent the '92-93 season as an assistant under Left Driesell at JMU.
Sampson will remain the general manager, but step down as executive vice president of the Rhythm.
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((BYE BYE))


[S-VA]


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The Cavalier football team started working toward a victory in the December 30th Micron PC-Dot-Com Bowl against Illinois.
Steve Mason filed this report from UVA's Bowl Media Day.
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[IN Q=]
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[SUPER=01-Travis Griffith/UVA Senior Captain; 12 QUICK!]
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[SUPER=@Steve1; 42]
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((bye bye))



[sports tease]


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Still to come NASCAR's president is diagnosed with cancer and
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[VO-NAT]

more accolades for Frank Beamer, Michael Vick and many other members of the Virginia Tech football team.
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[S-AWARDS]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
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The news is better for the Virginia Tech Hokies--as more honors are bestowed on the team.
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Coach Frank Beamer has been named Virginia Coach of the year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association.
Q-B Michael Vick received the player of the year. The Hokies dominated the awards. 12 members were picked to the all state team.
Kicker Shayne Graham was picked for the third straight year.
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James Madison had five players named to the all state team, Virginia four, William and Mary three and Hampton two.

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Bill France Junior, the president of NASCAR has been diagnosed with cancer. The 66 year old France, would not disclose what type of cancer he has, but he says it is treatable.
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France has been in charge of the National Association of Stock Car Automobile Racing since 1972. In 1997, he had a mild heart attack while NASCAR was in Japan for one of its exhibition races. Back in February, France turned over some of his day-to-day responsibilities to Mike Helton, the man on the right of your screen. France's son Brian also is actively involved in NASCAR.
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The Utah Jazz is looking for a new general manager.
Tim Howells is resigning as GM to enter the restaurant business.
His departure comes a little more than four months after vice president of basketball operations Scott Layden left to join the New York Knicks.

[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express and The American Red Cross are joining forces to sponsor the largest blood drive in the valley.
It's tomorrow at the Roanoke Civic Center Exhibition Hall from ten to six.
Both organizations hope you'll come out and give the gift of life.

[Mall-Wrappers]


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Some very special women are helping Santa make your Christmas gifts sparkle.
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((WHAT ELSE YOU GOT SWEETIE? AND WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE THAT IN?))
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Robin Bailey heads up the Customer Service Department at Roanoke's Valley View Mall. She says she and her staff pull in a thousand dollars a day wrapping Christmas presents. Most of their customers are men.
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((I HAD TO WRAP TWO FISHING POLES AND HE DIDN'T ... GOOD 30 MINUTES TO WRAP IT.))
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Bailey says the secret is to hide the tape and fold the paper perfectly straight. To do the job right, she says, it takes personality, talent and the ability to keep cool under pressure.
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