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News 7 begins with a live report
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[VO-NAT]

- -on a fatal shooting rampage in a Tampa hotel lobby. - -some tips for travelers using the Roanoke Regional Airport this weekend. - -a hometown perspective on the Cavaliers disappointing loss to the Illini. - -and arrests related to possible terrorist activity.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

News 7 is next.
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[Hotel-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None - ROLL NEWSPATH LIVE]
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A hotel lobby in southern Florida filled with visiting football fans... not Miami, but in Tampa... five people were killed.
The first four were shot in the lobby of the Radisson Hotel in downtown Tampa.
A fifth person was killed during a carjacking that followed.
At least three other people were wounded.
There's a suspect in custody. Police say the man was an employee of the hotel, but they don't have a motive.

[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Newspath]


Andrew Colton is in Tampa tonight with the latest.
[Live= Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Colton/Reporting]
[SUPER=05-Tampa, FL]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL;]
[SUPER=01-Dick Greco/Tampa Mayor]
[SUPER=01-Rafael Barrios/Hotel Employee]
[RUNS=:00]

(( Information:

(NATS)

It was mid-afternoon when shots rang out inside the Radisson Bay Harbor Hotel in Tampa.

(NATSOT)


The hotel was crowded with guests, many of them in town for a New Year's Day football game, when police say the hotel worker went on his shooting rampage. When it was all over, five people were dead. Three injured.

(SOT: Dick Greco, Tampa Mayor)

181311 "I think it's extremely tragic of course, and thank God the police department apprehended this person. Who knows what would have happened if he had been on the loose much longer."
Police say the worker was a 36 year old Cuban on duty at the time of the attack. After shooting four people inside the hotel, he fled, and came face to face with another worker coming in for his paycheck.

(SOT: Rafael Barrios, Hotel Employee)

181240 "He came up with a gun, pointed at me through the window and I ran."
Police say the gunman then tried to carjack a woman. She resisted and was also shot and killed. Minutes after the shootings began, and only a short distance from the hotel, police finally arrested the suspect.

(SOT from Late Newser)



(Standup)

Andrew Colton for CBS News Tampa ))

[Live= Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Tampa, FL]
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[Airport]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-47 50:45]
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Virginia Tech fans flying to New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl are being advised to arrive at the airport an hour or two early.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Airport managers say Hokie fans can expect long lines and crowds at the airport. To avoid parking headaches, they suggest forming carpools or catching a ride to the airport. Tech fans can also park at the old terminal and ride a bus to the airport, but you've got to pay cash in advance. Parking will cost two to five dollars a day.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:27:54]
[IN Q=Sunday what we normally]

((SUNDAY WHAT WE NORMALLY ... ON SUNDAY.))
[SUPER=01-Jacqueline Shuck/Airport Director;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=on Sunday]
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[VO-NAT]

35 charter planes will land at Roanoke Regional Airport on Sunday and Wednesday with Sugar Bowl passengers.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Keith tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [12/30/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Sprint]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=NOne]
[GRAPHIC=NOne]


The midnight deadline is almost here as thousands of unionized Sprint workers in six states, including Virginia, say they're ready to walk off the job in less than an hour.
About 90 union members currently work in Wythe, Carroll and Grayson Counties.
They've been working without a contract since August.
Sprint officials say they don't know how many workers WILL strike, but they've already arranged for other workers in the area to come in and do their jobs.


[Terrorist-threat]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=net]
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Federal agents have swept the nation, trying to build a broader case against an Algerian accused of smuggling explosives into the United States.
Law enforcement officials questioned and detained dozens of people in cities from New York to San Francisco.
Bobbi Harley has additional details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Brighton, MA]
[SUPER=01-Mary Jo White/US Attorney]
[SUPER=01-Charles Tetzlaff/U.S. Attorney]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY ]
[super=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting]
[SUPER=01-Rudolph Giuliani/New York Mayor ]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Freeburn/Tourist ]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=NEWS, New York.]

((IN BRIGHTON, MASSACHUSSETTS, POLICE ARMED WITH GUNS AND DOGS ARRESTED FIVE MEN -- IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK , IT WAS FOUR MEN AND A VAN -- ONE OF THEM PROVING TO BE THE MOST EXTENSIVE LINK YET TO THE ALGERIAN MAN ARRESTED TWO WEEKS AGO IN WASHINGTON STATE FOR TRYING TO SMUGGLE IN EXPLOSIVES.

SOT/Mary Jo White/US Attorney


ANOTHER CONNECTION MADE IN VERMONT -- FEDERAL PROSECUTORS SAY THE CANADIAN WOMAN DETAINED THERE ALSO HAS TIES TO THE ALGERIAN MAN AND AN ORGANIZATION CALLED THE G-I-A.

SOT - Charles Tetzlaff U.S. Attorney The GIA is an Algerian, certainly

extremist organization, and I believe it also has been described as a terrorist organization.
EVEN MORE PEOPLE QUESTIONED IN TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA ALL AN EFFORT TO TRY TO HEAD OFF ANY POTENTIAL TERRORISTIC THREATS AS THE NEW YEAR AND MASSIVE PUBLIC CELEBRATIONS LOOM ONLY A DAY AWAY THE BIGGEST HERE WHEN THE BALL DROPS IN NEW YORK S TIMES SQUARE.
STANDUP BOBBI HARLEY/NEW YORK Authorities in New York are leaving nothing to chance take a look as promised manhole covers are welded shut and there s more.

(LOCATOR: NEW YORK CITY)


MILES OF BARRICADES AND LOTS OF POLICE PRESENCE EVEN A REASSURANCE FROM THE MAYOR THAT THE BROOKLYN ARRESTS SHOULD NOT DAMPEN ANY HOLIDAY SPIRITS.

SOT - RUDOLPH GIULIANI/NEW YORK CITY MAYOR the reality is that this does

not involve any information regarding any specific plan or plot directed to the city of New York.
EVEN SO FOR SOME IT S ALL A LITTLE TOO MUCH TO TAKE IN..

SOT KATHY FREEBURN/TOURIST - 12:23:28 A little surreal I think, no

one really knows what s going to happen.
ALL THEY CAN DO IS TRY TO PLAN FOR IT. BH, CBS NEWS, NY))

[Bomb-Scare]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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An "alarming" experience for postal workers in the town of Pulaski today.
The post office received a suspicious ticking package and called in authorities.
Pulaski police, the Virginia State police bomb squad and postal inspectors came to check it out.
Authorities say the ticking parcel turned out to be an alarm clock.

[Bath-Y2K]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-39 1:53:20]
[GRAPHIC=Y2K Bug]


In the highlands of western Virginia, local officials say they're prepared for whatever develops on New Year's Day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Warm Springs]


Bath County has been working on the Y2K problem for over two years, checking its own computer equipment, and developing contingency plans.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We are probably more prepared]

((CLAIRE COLLINS/BATH COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WE ARE PROBABLY MORE PREPARED THAN SOME OF THE OTHER RURAL AREAS, BECAUSE WE'VE TAKEN IT EXTREMELY SERIOUSLY. WE FEEL THAT WE NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR PUBLIC SAFETY AND PUBLIC SAFETY IS ONE OF OUR NUMBER ONE CONCERNS IN THE COMMUNITY.)) ((TOMMY BLACK/BATH CO. SHERIFF: MOSTLY WHAT WE'RE DOING IN THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT IS JUST TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE OUT THERE. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE EXTRA PATROLS. WE'RE GOING TO BE ON THE WHOLE WEEKEND WITH THOSE EXTRA PATROLS. IF YOU NEED ANYTHING JUST GIVE US A CALL.))
[SUPER=01-Claire Collins/Bath Co. Administrator; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Black/Bath Co. Sheriff; :13]
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[OUT Q=just give us a call.]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The sheriff's department has a back-up generator that can power the county communications system for up to four days.

[Y2K-Workers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-48 49:08]
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While some people are busy celebrating on New Year's Eve, many area residents will be spending it at work.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


About 50 workers at First National Bank in Christiansburg will be in the office, working to make sure that the Y2K bug doesn't strike.
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[SOT 1:57:37]
[IN Q=We're going to pretend]
[SUPER=01-Danny Watkins/First National Bank President;]

((DANNY WATKINS/FIRST NATIONAL BANK PRESIDENT: WE'RE GOING TO PRETEND SOMEBODY THAT'S GOING TO MAKE A LOAN. WE'RE GOING TO PRETEND SOMEBODY'S GOING TO DEPOSIT. WE'RE GOING TO PRETEND AND SEE IF THE PHONE'S WORK AND THE POWER WORKS.. JUST EVERYTHING THAT WE WOULD DO IN A NORMAL WORKING DAY. ))
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=a normal working day.]
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[VO-NAT]


Extra deputies will be on duty at the Montgomery County Sheriff's department ... patrolling in cars and in the dispatch center.
It's an extra precaution on a night that's typically busy for authorities.
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[SOT 1:40:48 - 1:41:00]
[IN Q=New Year's Eve]
[SUPER=01-Chief Deputy Neil Turner/Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]

((CHIEF DEPUTY NEIL TURNER/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: NEW YEAR'S EVE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS TYPICALLY BEEN A BUSY EVENING, A LOT OF PARTIES, A LOT OF CONCERNS ON OUR PART FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE. ))
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=under the influence.]
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[VO-NAT]


Computer consultants say they're also expecting to spend New Year's evening at work or on call.
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[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
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And News 7 will spend New Year's Eve and New Year's Day working to bring you the latest news in our area and around the globe as the new year begins.
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[TAKE FULLSCREEN]
Our coverage starts at 11 o'clock tomorrow night... Then continues with a special broadcast at 11:35 p-m through the start of 2000.
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[UVA-Bowl]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-52 25:44]
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[HAS ANCHOR TAG!!!]
Illinois pounded U-V-A in the Micron-p-c-dot-com bowl tonight.
But that could not silence a crowd of U-V-A alumni.
Tina Tenret takes us into the Wahoos midst - less than a week before their state rivals go to the national championships.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sot]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :11]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Reger/UVA Fan; :37]
[SUPER=01-Dave McDonald/Canadian Visitor; 1:16]
[SUPER=@Tina2; 1:25]
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[OUT Q=TT, N7, Rke]
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(([SOT 19:56:27]
((nat sot -- hold this until they slap hands))
[RUNS=:05]

Their spirits were up -- even though their team was down. About 20 U-V-A fans in a neighborhood bar, focused on Wahoos winning a Bowl Game.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:19:10]
[IN Q=How do you feel]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT TECH GOING TO THE SUGAR BOWL? DAN GRAY/UVA FAN: I COULD CARE LESS RIGHT NOW. THIS IS VIRGINIA'S NIGHT RIGHT NOW. THEY GOT THE SUGAR BOWL, WHATEVER, BUT TONIGHT IS VIRGINIA'S NIGHT))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=VIRGINIA'S NIGHT]

But hope --
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[SOT 20:29:57]

((oh, stands up))
[RUNS=:02]

turned to shock --
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[SOT]

((guy sits back down: what the hell was that?))
[RUNS=:02]

with enough almost-but-not-quite plays to knock these fans back down on their seats.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:22:06]

((Andrew clasps head, woman sits down in chair))
[RUNS=:04]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:30:32]
[SOT 20:43:24]
[SOT 20:38:28]
((NAT SOT: ANN HOLDS HEAD THEN LAUGHS))

((STEPHANIE REGER/UVA FAN: I'M A LITTLE EMBARRASSED RIGHT NOW. IT'S VERY TRAGIC. I DO TRY TO SUPPORT MY TEAM IF AT ALL POSSIBLE BUT I AM EMBARRASSED))
((NAT SOT: IT AIN'T OVER YET))
[RUNS=:14]

As UVA sunk lower, some chose to drown their sorrows --
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:40:49]
((NAT SOT: DRINK IT UP BOYS!))
[RUNS=:02]

while others rallied the troops
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:32:24]
[IN Q=WE'RE GOING]
((NAT SOT: we're going to come back we are))
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=we are]

But it was perhaps a Canadian visitor who spotted this team's strength:
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:51:52]
[IN Q=]

((DAVE MCDONALD/CANADIAN NATIVE: I REALLY NOTICE WITH THE U-S GAMES YOU CAN'T GET BETTER SPIRIT. WE HAVE RELATIVES IN VIRGINIA AND WE ALWAYS KNOW WHEN WE COME DOWN WE'LL HAVE A REALLY GOOD FOOTBALL TIME.))
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=football time]

And for the most part -- so did these fans. Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke.))
[anchor=Keith]
[graphic=None]


Roy Stanley's going to have highlights from tonight's Bowl game, coming up in sports.



































[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


City council members are ordered back to the table - turns out a raise they voted for themselves may not be legal.
The story coming up.
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[VO-NAT]


And another former Beatle is the victim of a violent attack.
The latest on George Harrison, straight ahead.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Preview]
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[SOT]
[IN Q="first audio]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=....in sports."]

((O-K sports fans here's what's happening, Frank Beamer receives another coach of the year award, Michael Vick took on the media this afternoon in New Orleans, the Virginia Cavaliers ran into a red hot Illinois team in the MicronPC.Com bowl in Miami and a healthy Joe Torre is ready for a vacation.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[George-Harrison]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


George Harrison was stabbed in his own home today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-England]


Somehow an intruder managed to get inside Harrison's massive mansion in the London suburbs.
The former Beatle and his wife managed to subdue the alleged attacker, 33-year-old Michael Abram of Liverpool.
Police said Harrison was stabbed several times with a 7-inch knife in a room-to-room fight.
Doctors said one wound narrowly missed a major artery, but they expect Harrison to make a full recovery.
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[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-49 38:13]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Council Pay Raise]


Mayor David Bowers wants City Council to take another look at the pay raise approved last week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 20;]


The vote to increase the salaries of the mayor and council members came after all other business had been conducted.
And it wasn't listed as an agenda item.
It also passed by one vote, four to three. And there's some question that it may have needed at least five votes to be legal.
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[anchor=Keith]
[graphic=Hold]


Bowers has called a special meeting for tomorrow morning to discuss the issue.


[Howard]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-59 6:21]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


E. Duane Howard says the city of Roanoke is neglecting its neighborhoods. He wants to do something about that... as mayor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Howard is a resident of Old Southwest, active in community organizations.
Today he announced an independent campaign for mayor.
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[SOT 09:19:25]
[IN Q=I'm running for mayor]

((E. DUANE HOWARD: I'M RUNNING FOR MAYOR BECAUSE I FEEL OUR CITY HAS FAILED TO MEET THE SIMPLE, BASIC ISSUES NEEDS AND RESOURCES FOR OUR CITIZENS.))
[SUPER=01-E. Duane Howard/(I) Candidate for Mayor]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=for our citizens.]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Republican Ralph Smith is also expected to run for mayor... and incumbent David Bowers may have Democratic opposition if he runs for re-election as expected.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


New Year's Day no longer means worries for a Lynchburg Youth Center.
We'll explain.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus - get ready for Fantasia 2000.
It's coming to an I-MAX theatre in Virginia.
We'll show you.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-3 3 2/6 5 8 6/16 20 21 24 27]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
3-3-2

(three, three, two)


Pick 4:
6-5-8-6

(six, five, eight, six)


Cash 5:
16-20-21-24-27

(sixteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-four, twenty-seven)



[Jubilee-Center]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-50 55:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Lynchburg youth center is no longer worried what the New Year will bring, thanks to some generous community support.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The Jubilee Family Development Center had been facing a January 1st deadline to pay back a 200- thousand dollar construction loan.
This week, One Valley Bank extended that deadline six months.. and contributions continue to pour in.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:50:42]
[IN Q=So many letters]

((STERLING WILDER/JUBILEE CENTER DIRECTOR: SO MANY LETTERS, I MEAN HUNDREDS HAVE COME IN, AND SOMETIMES YOU GET A CHECK AND A LITTLE NOTE SAYING `KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, WE'RE THINKING ABOUT YOU' OR `I WISH IT COULD BE MORE'. ONE PERSON CAME BY, IT WAS A MOTHER WITH THREE KIDS CAME IN YESTERDAY WITH 27 DOLLARS AND SAID `THIS IS ALL THAT WE HAVE, WE WANT TO GIVE IT TO YOU FOR YOUR LOAN, AND GIVE IT TO YOU FOR THE CENTER' AND THAT MEANS A LOT.))
[SUPER=01-Sterling Wilder/Jubilee Center Director]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=means a lot.]
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[VO-NAT]


Jubilee still needs to raise another 50- thousand dollars.
It wants to pay off that loan so construction on a new gymnasium can start later this year.
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[5-Fantasia]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=599-17 1:12:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A new take on a Walt Disney Classic is spreading a little magic on Virginia this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Fantasia 2000;]


"Fantasia 2000" will debut on New Year's Day at Richmond's Science Museum of Virginia.
The original film matched Disney animation with classical music.
That tradition continues with this movie.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When he first conceived]

((NANCY TAIT/SCIENCE MUSEUM OF VIRGINIA: WHEN HE FIRST CONCEIVED OF FANTASIA THE IDEA WAS TO HAVE ANIMATION PUT TO MUSIC AND CHANGE THE SEGMENTS FROM TIME TO TIME, BUT THAT NEVER ENDED UP HAPPENING. SO WHAT FANTASIA 2000 IS DOING IS FOLLOWING HIS WISHES, ADDING 7 NEW SEGMENTS AND KEEPING THE ORIGINAL SORCERER'S APPRENTICE.))
[SUPER=01-Nancy Tait/Science Museum of Virginia;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=Sorcerer's Apprentice.]
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[VO-NAT]


Fantasia 2000 can only be shown in IMAX theaters, such as the one at the science museum in Richmond.
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[SUPER=X5001][S-Extra]



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


Virginia and Illinois hooked up in a bowl game tonight and Bobby Bowden talks about Florida State's Sugar Bowl date with Virginia Tech.
But first out Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-File; :]


Ray Carruth's assets were frozen today after D-N-A tests showed that he's the father of his slain girlfriend's child.
A judge held out 35 thousand dollars of the assets for Carruth's legal fees. He's being held along with four other men charged in the slaying of Cherica Adams.
Now here's tonight's scores.
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[SUPER=0098-j/Florida#6/82//South Alabama/61////Michigan St.#8/49/j/Wright St./53///;]
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[OUT Q=...last score."]
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-51 (1:25:37)]
[GRAPHIC=Micronpc.com bowl]


The Virginia Cavaliers hooked up with Illinois last night in the MicronPC.com bowl game at Pro Player stadium in Miami.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/WTBS; :]


Virginia fell behind 7 to nothing.
But the Cavaliers answered when Thomas Jones takes the handoff and scores on the 7 yard run to make it 7 to 7.
Then the Illini ripped off 28 straight points. Rocky Harvey takes the peel and races down the sideline for the 47 yard touchdown run tot make it 14 to 7.
In the second quarter Illinois goes to the trick play Brandon Lloyd gets it on the end around he throws back across the field to quarterback Kurt Kittner for the 30 yard score to make it 21 to 7 Illinois.
Illinois would score again this time Kittner goes to the air and hits Jamel Cook he scores on the 61 yard pass play to make it 28 to 7.
[SUPER=36-Virginia/21/Illinois/63/;]


Virginia trailed 42 to 7 at the break Dale Ellis hits Kevin Coffey on the five yard T-D play to make it 42 to 14 and Illinois wins it 63 to 21.
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[S-Beamer]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-45 (1:25:40)]
[GRAPHIC=Frank Beamer]


The honors continue for Virginia Tech Head Coach Frank Beamer.
Last night Beamer was awarded the Bobby Dodd coach of the year honor.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="First audio..]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...to all."]
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The Hokies has hired 24 hour security to keep pro agents from messing with the players at the team hotel. One agent already has been caught and tossed out of the Hilton.
Now, when you think about the offenses that will be on display in the Sugar Bowl on January 4th, the marquee names of Michael Vick and Peter Warrick automatically come to mind. But Mike Stevens says something other than big plays are on the mind of Florida State boss Bobby Bowden.
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(( The Tech defense was as stingy as any in the nation this past season allowing only 10 points a game. But what really concerns the Seminoles is finding a way to run the ball against the Hokies. Tech only gave up an average of 76 yards a game on the ground. ((BOBBY BOWDEN/FSU HEAD COACH:)) Keeping Tech honest is the goal - but achieving may be more difficult than some first thought. The Hokies believe their speed and maturity will be able to disrupt the Seminoles attack. ((COREY MOORE/TECH ALL-AMERICAN:)) ((JAMEL SMITH/TECH'S LEADING TACKLER:)) ((BOBBY BOWDEN:)) Besides having 58 sacks, the Tech defense also forced 22 turnovers, and had 104 quarterback hurries. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))



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Tech Quarterback Michael Vick was in the spotlight yesterday in New Orleans.
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Vick did a solo press conference after the Hokie workout at Tulane.
And he was asked about the layoff heading into the big game on January 4-th.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE]
And don't forget our 1 hour pre game show Hokie High Bourbon street that will air an hour before the game on Tuesday night. ((THE LADY HOKIES OF VIRGINIA TECH WIN THEIR TOURNAMENT AT THE CASSELL. MORE WHEN WE RETURN.))


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And coming up, the Lady Hokies of Virginia Tech were playing for the championship of their own tournament at the Cassell.
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And Joe Torre gets a clean bill of health and is ready to take a long vacation.
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The lady Hokies of Virginia Tech played for its tournament title last night at the Cassell.
And Tech beats U-N-C Charlotte 72 to 61.
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The Hokies come into the Cassell for the title game.
Tonya Phifer gets the ball and she hits the jumper for the first U-N-C Charlotte basket.
But the Hokies come back Mollie Owings passes the ball to Sarah Hicks she gives it to Tere Williams who gets the basket.
Owings again gets it to Williams she does the spin move knocking down the two pointer adding to the Hokie lead.
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Tech's Amy Wetzel gets the ball to Hicks she nails the three pointer and Tech goes on to win it 72 to 61.
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((THAT IT FOR SPORTS. HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYBODY.))




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In Charlottesville, The Lady Cavaliers win classic title. Schuye La Rue scored 20 points and pulled down 16 rebounds as Virginia beat Syracuse 70 to 59.
Butler beat Radford in the consolation game 69 to 55.


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Yankee manager Joe Torre says he's now ready to take a long vacation.
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Torre declared himself fit today after completing radiation treatment for prostate cancer.
Torre's doctors discovered the disease in March. He missed two months before returning and leading the Yankees to a sweep of Atlanta in the World Series.
Torre has led the Yankees to three titles in the last four years.
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