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This News 7 edition includes:
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[V/O-NAT]
What they're calling the millennium light in the U-K for Y-TWO-K.
A photo I-D required to get into Roanoke's federal building.
An anxious moment over Burbank- -as a pilot is talked out of the sky.
And a 13-year old Roanoke writer gets ready to read his winning essay.
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[Y2K-Preps]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=khu]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=N7 at 11]


Britain's millennium flame has arrived in London.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England]


Soldiers of the Coldstream Guards escorted the flame to a chapel at Wellington barracks in central London where it will stay until New Year's Eve.
Queen Elizabeth will use the flame to light the national millennium beacon at Tower Bridge in London Friday night.

[SUPER=03-Washington DC]


In this country, the Pentagon showed off its Y-2-K ready-room, staffed today for the first time. It has a Moscow tie-line, ready to respond to any miscommunications about nuclear weapons.
And the Energy Department is watching power grids from Maine to California.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They're connected]

((THEY'RE CONNECTED TO THEIR PRIVATE COMPANIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AND THAT INFORMATION WILL ALL COME IN TO THIS CENTER .))
[SUPER=01-TJ Gauthier/Assistant Energy Secretary]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=to this center.]
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[V/O-NAT]
It'll be relayed to this federal information coordination center near the White Wouse.
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[Poff-ID]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-47 46:22]
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Security concerns are the reason Roanoke's federal building is checking I-Ds at the door.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Anyone who wants to get into the Poff building downtown now has to show a driver's license or some other photo I-D.
People who didn't have one were being turned away by federal marshals today.
A spokesman for the government says this and other steps were taken because of continuing concern about security at federal buildings.
But officials are NOT aware of any specific threat against government workers or offices in southwest Virginia.
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[Y2K-Shopping]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-43 2:03:37]
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Y-2-K worries have NOT produced the run on emergency supplies that many retailers were expecting.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Businesses that sell portable generators saw brisk sales earlier in the fall, but things have trailed off since then.
Store owners say the Y-2-K hysteria seems to have calmed down, and their customers are not that worried.
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[SOT 16:11:32//16:17:39]
[IN Q=I thought it]

((MIKE RHODES/MYERS AND RHODES EQUIPMENT: I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A LITTLE MORE, BUT THEY DOWNPLAYED IT SO MUCH, THE WHOLE Y2K THING, THAT IT DOESN'T SURPRISE ME A WHOLE LOT BUT I THOUGHT WE WOULD SELL MORE THAN WE HAVE. BUT PEOPLE ARE REALLY NOT CONCERNED IS WHAT WE'VE FOUND.)) ((CHRIS JAMES/CT FARM AND COUNTRY: I'LL SAY IN THE LAST MONTH THINGS HAVE SLOWED DOWN A LITTLE BIT WITH GENERATORS, HEATERS HAVE STILL BEEN GOING PRETTY STRONG. I SELL A LOT OF BOXWOOD STOVES, ANYTHING YOU CAN BURN WITH GAS OR WOOD.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Rhodes/Myers and Rhodes Equipment; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris James/CT Farm and Country; :12]
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[OUT Q=gas or wood.]
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[VO-NAT]


Rental agencies also say many of their generators have already been reserved for New Year's Eve.
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[wipe wipe wipe]


[Pharmacy-Y2K]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

Pharmacist Tim Shirm says the Y2K scare is a hard pill for him to swallow. He says it's boosted sales, but little else.
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[SOT tc 02:46:29]
[IN Q=Bring your]

((TIM SHIRM/PHARMACIST: BRING YOUR MONEY IF YOU WANT TO STOCKUP, WE HAVE PLENTY, BUT IT WILL BE A SLOW JANUARY BECAUSE NO ONE WILL NEED ANYTHING THEN, IF YOU SELL IT ALL NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Schirm/Pharmacist; ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=it all now]
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[VO-NAT]

The Kroger pharmacy at Tanglewood is reporting an increase in some prescription drugs, but pharmacists there say it's due to a bad cold and flu season.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Keith tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [12/29/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE A little bit of snow and the kids want to build something...usually a snow man...but what if you want to go a bit more exotic...maybe a snow bug...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Columbus, OH]

Take a look at this pile of snows...carefully carved into one of the more lasting icons of the motor world...and never mind the basic color...a little bit of food coloring...make that a lot of food coloring and you have a bug that would be proud to roll through the 60's
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[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Crash-Landing]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=chr]
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A happy ending to some tense moments in the sky
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Burbank, CA]

over Burbank, California this evening.
A small plane rocked from side to side as the pilot tried unsuccessfully to deploy his landing gear.
With encouragement from an instructor on the ground - he came in for a crash landing -
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[SOT]

[20:08:45-20:08:50]
[IN Q=Hold it there]
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[OUT Q=Excellent!]
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[VO-NAT]


The pilot walked away from the plane uninjured.
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[Ho-Lee]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=Net]
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A second judge has denied bail for fired nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee.
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[VO-NAT @ 20:11:15]
[SUPER=03-Albuquerque, NM ]


The judge cited seven missing computer tapes filled with the nation's nuclear secrets and possible "enormous harm'' to the country if Lee were freed.
At the same time, the judge expressed concern about the restrictions under which Lee is being held. He's encouraging the government to find ways to loosen those restrictions.
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[Hampton-Industries]


[ANCHOR=keith]
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[WRITER=sgo]
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Another sewing factory closing... another blow to Martinsville's economy.
Hampton Industries is closing a manufacturing facility.
That'll leave another 120-apparel workers without jobs.
Since September ... more than 26-hundred apparel workers have lost their jobs in Martinsville and Henry County.
That's pushed unemployment numbers in that area way above Virginia's average.
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[TAKE FULLSCREEN]
In November ... the unemployment rate in Martinsville was 15-point-2 percent.
Henry County's jobless rate was 9-point-4 percent.
The statewide average is 2-point-six percent.
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[State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-42 2:00:36]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Budget]


It's a record-setting 48-BILLION dollar, two-year budget for Virginia.
But for some area groups, it's STILL not enough.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


More than 130 people showed up in Wytheville for the first of six public hearings on the governor's proposed budget.
Cultural agencies, community action groups and educators were all on hand, clamoring for more money.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Toot. Toot.]
[SUPER=01-Kay Strickland/Va. Museum of Transportation; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Booher/Teacher; :14]
[SOT 12:25:15 - :28]

((KAY STRICKLAND/VA. MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION: TOOT. TOOT. THE VA. MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION IS MAKING TRACKS. I'M HERE TO ASK YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT. OF OUR CULTURAL INSTITUTION FOR THE BIENNIUM.))
[SOT 12:49:13 - :22]

((RALPH BOOHER/TEACHER: IT'S ESSENTIAL FOR A STATE TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN COMPETITIVE SALARIES, TO RETAIN THE BEST TEACHERS AND ATTRACT NEW PERSONNEL OF HIGH CALIBER. ))
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[OUT Q=of high caliber.]
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[VO-NAT]


Legislators could NOT say how much weight the General Assembly would place on hearing participants' opinions.
They'll consider them before the final budget is passed in March.
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[Sales-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-46 56:03]
[GRAPHIC=Food Tax]

The food tax will diminish by a fraction in a couple days -- but it'll costing grocery store owners.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

You'll save money on most food items, like bread, candy and produce. But the ready-to-eat items will NOT get a tax break. Helen Pagans says this will confuse both customers and employees.
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[SOT 14:14:07]
[IN Q=If you were]

((IF YOU WERE BY YOURSELF ... I DREAD IT.))
[SUPER=01-Helen Pagans/Pagans Grocery;]
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[OUT Q=I dread it]
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[SOT]
((nat sot cash register))
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[VO-NAT]

Reprogramming her cash register cost Pagans hundreds of dollars. But employees at other, more sophisticated stores are not concerned.
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[SOT 15:33:47]
[IN Q=I think]

((I THINK IT'S GREAT. ANYTHING WE CAN GET LOWERED, IT HELPS EVERYBODY.))
[SUPER=01-Sylvia Rice/Buzz In Market;]
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[OUT Q=it helps everybody]
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[VO-NAT]

The tax break knocks off 50 cents for every 100 dollars you spend on food. The food tax is scheduled to drop a little more each year -- from four-and-a-half-percent now to two- and-a-half percent by two-thousand-three.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Another standoff behind bars in Louisiana.
This time, the outcome is deadly.
Details coming up.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus - the more details that come out - the more baffled authorities are by the well-to-do parents who abandoned their disabled child. Mom serves on a committee for the disabled.
The story, straight ahead.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Preview]
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[SOT]
[IN Q="hey sports...]
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[OUT Q=...in sports."]

((Hey sports fans lets take a trip to Blacksburg where the Lady Hokies hosted Hampton University Pitcher Kenny Rogers is headed back to Texas the latest as the Hokies and Seminoles prepare for the Sugar Bowl and Virginia's Dale Ellis is ready to lead the Cavaliers to victory in the Micron.com Bowl and Syracuse beats Kentucky in the Music City bowl.
All that and more coming up in sports.))




[Abandoned-boy]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
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There's more coming out about the ten-year-old disabled boy abandoned at a Delaware hospital by his parents the day after Christmas.
The father heads a 500 million- dollar- a- year chemical company.
The boy's mother serves on a state committee on disabilities.
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[SOT @20:26:30]
[IN Q=Steven Kelso]
[SUPER=01-Allen Kazmierczak/Neighbor; :10]
[SUPER=03-Chester Co., PA; :18]
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[OUT Q=even more perplexing.]
[anchor=Keith]
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That was Marge Pala of K-Y-W -T-V in Philadelphia.

[Sprint]


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[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=NONE]
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If you use Sprint for long-distance calls from Virginia ... a strike at the phone company most likely won't affect you.
Thousands of unionized Sprint workers are ready to walk out at midnight tomorrow.
The Communications Workers of America Union represents them ... and about a hundred workers in Martinsville.
But the Martinsville workers' contract is good through May.
The strike could affect some 17-hundred workers in six states, including North Carolina and part of Virginia.

[Prison-standoff]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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Four prisoners are in solitary "lockdown'' at a maximum security prison in Louisiana -- after a violent uprising last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Angola, Louisiana]


Six inmates took part in the standoff, which ended when officers stormed a room in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, killing a hostage-taker.
A guard who had refused to give his keys to inmates was beaten to death with a hammer.
Warden Burl Cain says the inmates' only demand was to be released. They thought they could get out like Cuban prisoners did earlier this month at another jail in the Louisiana. In that case, the F-B-I negotiated for the Cubans to be flown out of the country.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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The story of the Hokie Graveyard - still to come.
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[VO-NAT]


And the inspiring words of an 8-th grader will lead the Star City into the New Year -
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[SOT]

[6:06:05]
[In-Q=We must]

((WE MUST TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHAT WE DO HAVE AND RECOGNIZE WHERE WE COME FROM OUR ORIGIN OUR FAMILY.))
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[OUT-Q=origin our family.]
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[lotto]

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New Year's Eve fireworks in downtown Roanoke are expected to be a sight you don't want to miss.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Organizers of this year's First Night promise the fireworks will be more spectacular then any other year. The display will be set off from Second Street Bridge.
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[SOT 4:04:31]
[IN Q=Our grand]

((WENDI SCHULTZ/ORGANIZER: OUR GRAND FINALE IS GOING TO BE DOWN AT FIRST UNION PLAZA AND THE LINE OF SIGHT FROM THE FIRST UNION PLAZA IS MUCH BETTER.))
[SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/Organizer]
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[OUT Q=much better.]
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[Essay-Winner]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-48 45:19]
[GRAPHIC=New Year's]


New Year's Eve is a special night for people of all ages.
But this year a 13-year old Roanoke County boy will certainly have a night he'll never forget. He's leading the Star City in the count down to the year 2000. Kate Weidaw introduces us to him.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;:00]
[SUPER=07-Rajiv Srinivasan;:15]
[SUPER=01-Rajagopalan Srinivasan/Father;:58]
[SUPER=01-Gita Srinivasan/Mother;1:05]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:27 QUICK!!!]
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[OUT Q=kw news 7 roanoke.]

((Rajiv Srinivasan (Sir-eni-vasen) is only 13 years old but he is well beyond his years when it comes to looking to the future.

[SOT 6:03:04]
[INQ=]

((RAJIV SRINIVASAN: THIS IS A TURNING POINT IN OUR LIVES SURE IT MAY SEEM LIKE JUST ANOTHER YEAR BUT A TURNING POINT IN OUR LIVES LIKE THIS CAN ONLY BE TAKEN AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE OUR MORALS MAKE NEW GOALS.))
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This 8th grader who attends Cave Spring Junior High School and plays violin for the Roanoke Symphony's Junior Strings won an essay contest about his hope for the new millennium. He chose to write about his family.

[SOT 5:59:54]
[INQ=]

((RAJIV SRINIVASAN: THE FAMILY CONSISTS OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALWAYS LOVED YOU, CARED ABOUT YOU, AND SUPPORTED YOU AND THAT'S WHERE REAL HAPPINESS COMES FROM.))
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His parents couldn't be more proud.

[SOT 6:49:27]
[INQ=]

((RAJAGOPALAN SRINIVASAN: HE HAS THIS FLARE AND HAS BEEN DOING THIS SINCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND I HADN'T TO MANY DOUBTS.))
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[6:50:07]
[INQ=]

((GITA SRINIVASAN: WE HAVE SHOWN THEM A LOT OF TRUST GIVE THEM A LOT OF FREEDOM AND THE ABILITY TO THINK FOR THEMSELVES AND MAKE DECISIONS FOR THEMSELVES.))
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[NAT SOUND OF SPEECH]
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[SOT 6:01:49]
[INQ=]

((RAJIV SRINIVASAN: I THINK IF THEY JUST LOOK AT MY FACIAL EXPRESSIONS AND HOW I READ MY SPEECH, HOW I DELIVER IT, HOW I KNOW THIS HAS HELPED ME I KNOW THEY WILL AGREE WITH ME AND IT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.))
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Rajiv does admit he is a little nervous to stand before thousands of people come Friday, but he hopes before he counts down to the year 2000, his words leave a lasting impression.

[SOT 6:06:05]
[INQ=]

((RAJIV SRINIVASAN: WE MUST TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHAT WE DO HAVE AND RECOGNIZE WHERE WE COME FROM - OUR ORIGIN OUR FAMILY.))
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Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))




[Weather] [12/29/1999] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Statistics [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]



[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


The Hokies and Cavaliers talk about their upcoming bowl games and the Lady Hokies return to the Cassell for a game against Hampton.
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS LOGO]


But first out Extra Point. Roanoke Express defense man Duane Harmer sustained a concussion in last night's win over Hampton.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Roanoke; :]


Harmer will not be available to play in the rematch this Saturday night at the Roundhouse.
He was struck in the side of the head while skating at center ice in the middle of the second period. No penalty was called.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[OUT Q=...last score."]
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[S-Women]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-46 (1:38:45)]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops]


The Lady Hokies of Virginia Tech were back on the hardwood at the Cassell for a game with Hampton University.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Virginia Tech vs Hampton; :]


It's time for Bonnie Ball and the Hokies would start fast.
Crystal Starling works the break off the steal and she keeps it taking it all the way as Tech jumps out to the early lead.
Then Hampton would get in the show as Lineni Noa dribbles it once and then hits the jumper.
Then former Botetourt star Sarah Hicks taking the shot it goes off the rim but Nicole Jones is there for the put back and the foul tech led 11 to 3.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/93/Hampton/61/;]


Now Tech works the passing game and its Hicks finishes it off as Tech wins it 93 to 61.
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-47 (1:34:45)]
[GRAPHIC=High School Hoops]


In high school basketball lets go to the Salem Civic Center for the late game of the Holiday Hoopla.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Cave Spring vs Broughton; :]


Lets go straight to the action Broughton was trailing big but here they work the fast break to make the score 70 to 47 Cave Spring.
Then the Knights would add to their lead as Chris Forth takes the outside shot he misses but Brad Miller is there for
[SUPER=33-Cave Spring/73/Broughton/49/;]

the follow up and Cave advances to the championship game with the 73 to 49 win.
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-56 (47:52)]
[GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO]


Indiana used a stroke third quarter to come from behind and beat Atlanta 116 to 89.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/FOX SPORTS; :]


A shot of the Atlanta skyline.
Atlanta's Jim Jackson nails this three pointer and the Hawks led by 10.
But Indiana's Reggie Miller took over on this play Miller takes it in for the easy layup cutting into the lead.
[SUPER=32-Indiana/116/Atlanta/89/;]


Miller hit five three pointers in the third and finished the night with 25 in the 116 to 89 win.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-57 (32:14)]
[GRAPHIC=MLB LOGO]


Pitcher Kenny Rogers is returning to the team where his Major League career began.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :]


The Texas Rangers signed the free agent to a three year deal, four years after he left to join the New York Yankees.
Rogers signed with the Rangers in 1989 and was 70 and 51 before joining the Yankees. He won 16 games last season playing for the A's and the New York Mets.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And coming up in sports, Syracuse wins the Music City Bowl the Cavaliers gear up for their bowl game tomorrow night.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll check in with the latest as the Hokies and Seminoles prepare for the Sugar Bowl in Atlanta.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-54 (58:30)]
[GRAPHIC=SUGAR BOWL]

The Hokies and Seminoles continued their very different preparations for next Tuesday night's Sugar Bowl.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA; :00]

The Hokies worked out at Tulane University under beautiful sunny conditions. Head coach Frank Beamer says although the Big Easy is nothing like his hometown of Fancy Gap, the city is growing on him.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Andre Davis/Va. Tech Receiver; :11]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=...THE GAME."]
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[vo nat con't] The Seminoles were extremely laid back during their practice yesterday afternoon as Bobby Bowden shared some interesting thoughts on why their is no "I" in team.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I TALKED TO...]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Bowden/Florida State Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...WE WON'T MAKE IT."]
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((VIRGINIA IS READY FOR ITS BOWL GAME AGAINST ILLINOIS. MORE WHEN WE RETURN.))



[S-Ellis]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-61 (7:27)]
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Virginia and Illinois have each won three of their last four. Steve Mason says the key for the Cavs is looking to the future with Dan Ellis and forgetting the past with Illinois.
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((George Welsh sported a Mickey Mouse hat leading up to the only other meeting with Illinois in the 1990 Citrus Bowl. But the second encounter is hardly shaping up to be a fun filled trip to Disney World, especially with the Fighting Illini's game plan to swarm Thomas Jones. The Virginia offense is taking the challenge head on. ((JOHN ST. CLAIR:))
Things were not falling into place for Dan Ellis this season. Through the first eight games he had 10 touchdown passes and 9 interceptions. A concussion against Florida State and Ellis would watch back up David Rivers rally the Cavaliers to a win the next week against Georgia Tech. But his cob webs cleared and he tossed 10 TD passes with one interception in the final two games of the season. ((DAN ELLIS:))
((STEVE MASON:)) ((GEORGE WELSH:))
The UVa offense faces an Illinois defense that allows just 23 points a game. ((DAN ELLIS:))
The Cavaliers fell to the Fighting Illini 31-21 in the 1990 Citrus Bowl. Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))




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Syracuse came from behind in the second half to beat Kentucky 20 to 13 in the Music City Bowl.
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Lets go straight to the action Kendrick Shanklin takes the handoff and scores from the three and the Wildcats jumped out to the 10 to nothing lead in the first quarter.
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But the Orangemen got two third quarter touchdowns from James Mungro and Syracuse pulls out the 20 to 13 win.
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((THAT'S IT FOR SPORTS. HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYBODY.))


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Breaking news out of Afghanistan now -
Diplomats trying to free several India Airline passengers held captive in a 7-day-old hijacking have agreed to release some Kashmiri prisoners.
That was a key demand of hijackers - who have not released anyone tonight.
But again, officials have agreed to meet at least one of the hijackers' demands by releasing some prisoners.


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This year-- the Hokie Graveyard is full.
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The graveyard is a window display at (Sue-VLOCK-ee) Souvlaki in downtown Blacksburg.
For more than ten years, the owner and his employees have kept it up.
If the Hokies win -- the team they defeat is buried in sand and a marker with the score is placed overhead.
This year, sugar was used to "bury" Boston College.
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((VICTOR BROWN: I LIKE IT THE WAY THEY'VE GOT IT SET UP, DEAD AND BURIED AINT THEY. CHRIS KAPPAS/SOUVLAKI OWNER: PEOPLE ARE RALLY ATTRACTED TO IT FOR SOME REASON, YOU WOULD THINK IT WAS THE ACROPOLIS OR SOMETHING OR AN ANCIENT PYRAMID, THEY COME AND FLOCK TO THE WINDOW.))
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Souvlaki has kept up the graveyard since the mid 1980's.
But it's been a fixture downtown since the 60's.
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