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The team returns, grateful for the opportunity to play for the National Championship.
Sugar Bowl reaction from players and fans coming up on NEWS 7.
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And another year... another delay in the search for a new state song. We'll hear some new renditions, though. [Sports-Head]
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((MIKE STEVENS: And I'm Mike Stevens in New Orleans. Some final thoughts from Frank Beamer as he looks back on last night's title game later in Sports.))
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A bit cooler today and a return to normal temperatures for this point in the winter. Forecast details and a Wednesday WeatherSchool question up next. [open]
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Florida State returns to a rousing reception.
Virginia Tech's arrival is much more private .. and sedate.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Team-Returns]


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The Hokies' football is back home .. and back down to earth after losing the national championship game last night.
Still, fans' spirits are flying high. They've been landing at the Roanoke airport all day, still clad in maroon and orange.
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Scott Goldberg is at the airport tonight, where some of the players also landed.
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[Tech-React]


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The town of Blacksburg and Virginia Tech fans say they still have a lot to celebrate despite the defeat at the Sugar Bowl.
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Marya Jones is live on the Virginia Tech campus where Hokie football players arrived just a short while ago. Marya?
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[SUPER=150-Shane Beamer/Tech Player; ]
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[State-Song]


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And then there were eight.
Well, really, there were eight grand finalists for a new Virginia state song months ago.
But today, the committee charged with picking one decided to stall for a year-- and encourage a "public consensus" to develop.
Ellen Qualls has highlights.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Emmett Hanger/(R) Augusta Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robbin Thompson/Songwriter; :35]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Dean/Songwriter; :48 ]
[SUPER=01-Bob Campbell/Songwriter; 1:00 ]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Martin/(R) Chesterfield Co.; 1:18]
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(([SOT TAPE TWO 15;22:44 ]

((SEN. EMMETT HANGER/R-AUGUSTA CO.: I WANT TO SEE US HAVE TWO MILLION PEOPLE WEIGH IN ON THIS ISSUE. TO SOME PEOPLE, THIS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE NEXT GOVERNOR, DONTCHA THINK?))
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Augusta Senator Emmett Hanger's headed up a committee for a year and a half that has narrowed down from more than 350 to just eight.
Finally, choral arrangements were ready to hear.
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Jimmy and Donna Dean liked theirs.
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So did Robbin Thompson like his beach music standard "Sweet Virginia Breeze" sung by a chorus?
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((ROBBIN THOMPSON/SONGWRITER: NO. I MEAN, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT TO THE MUSIC CONSERVATORY, IT WASN'T HOW I ENVISIONED IT.))
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It wasn't how any of them envisioned it when the committee voted to wait a year.
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((JIMMY DEAN/SONGWRITER: I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED AT ANYTHING. YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY RUN THAT STUFF IN THERE. IT'S WILDER THAN A CAN OF CRAP.))
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And there are still the complaints of bias from the songwriters who didn't make the last cut.
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((BOB CAMPBELL/SONGWRITER: IT'S LIKE PAYING THE REFEREE FIVE DOLLARS BEFORE THE GAME. IF YOU SEE THAT HAPPEN, WHAT DO YOU THINK?))
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((JIMMY DEAN/SONGWRITER: I AM A GRAMMY WINNING SONGWRITER. BIG BAD JOHN WAS THE NUMBER ONE SONG IN THE WORLD IN 1961.
AND I'LL THANK YOU, I DON'T HAVE TO BRIBE SOMEBODY TO PLAY MY SONG.))
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((SEN. STEVE MARTIN/R-CHESTERFIELD CO.: IF THERE WASN'T INTEGRITY IN THE PROCESS BY MYSELF, I WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO LIVE WITH MYSELF.))
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((SEN. EMMETT HANGER/R-AUGUSTA CO.: I CONGRATULATE YOU ON YOUR SONG, BUT YOU CAN'T DEMAND THAT WE LIKE YOUR SONG BETTER THAN THE OTHERS.))
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It may be like herding cats, but this committee really believes Virginians will all be singing the same song in just another year.
Ellen Qualls, N7, Richmond.))

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A car backs into a gas line ... and that spells trouble. The details are still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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((I'M TINA TENRET. HOW WILL THESE BOATS HELP SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE RESIDENTS SAVE MONEY? THE ANSWER'S UP NEXT.))
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If flames flare up near Smith Mountain Lake, not a firetruck but a fireBOAT may rescue you. A local man designs boats that not only save people's lives and homes -- but also slash their insurance costs. Tina Tenret shows us how Smith Mountain Lake's newest fireboat could help you.
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(( A battle on the high seas, as three Smith Mountain Lake fireboats match guns. This one's the sharpshooter, the newcomer, armed with two cannon instead of the usual one.
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SML volunteers say they were first in the nation to earn insurance credit for fireboats. That rains discounts on lake homeowners.
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((BOB BROWN/VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER: FOR MANY PEOPLE THAT COULD BE A SAVING OF SEVERAL HUNDRED DOLLARS ON INSURANCE PREMIUMS.)) [RUNS08]
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Residents donated money for the latest boat, which cost 170-thousand-dollars.
It sports a cabin and remote controls ---
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[RUNS02] so one person can run the whole show from inside.
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[RUNS03] The back of the boat drops into a platform three feet underwater, where firefighters can stand and treat floating patients.
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((WES LATHAM/FIRE CHIEF: WE USED TO HAVE A LOT OF PERSONAL WATERCRAFT, YOU KNOW, WHERE WE'D HAVE TO RECOVER VICTIMS OR BODIES OR WHATEVER AND WE DO QUITE A BIT OF THAT.)) [RUNS08]
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In a rural area with few fire hydrants, the boats also supply firetrucks with a nonstop waterflow.
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((LEWIS: RIGHT NOW EVERYBODY'S HAPPY WITH IT. BUTT BUTT BUTT WE JUST FIGURED WHAT WE WANTED TO DO AND WE DID IT. )) [RUNS04]
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SML firefighters want to pump up their fleet, so even more homeowners can save insurance money. But, that's off on the horizon a bit. Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County))



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A traffic accident in Roanoke this afternoon got more than its share of attention... as minor as it was.
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Fire officials say a motorist backed into a gas line igniting the fumes around three thirty.
Witnesses say, at one point, flames were 25- feet in the air.
Fire officials evacuated nearby homes and apartments on Maiden Lane, as a precaution.
Residents were allowed to return home about 30- minutes later.
No one was injured.

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A see-saw day on Wall Street ends with mixed results. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow shook off early losses to close UP 125. NASDAQ regained some ground, but finished with a 24-point drop.

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A prominent Roanoker died this week. Joe Fowler was a graduate of Jefferson High School and of Roanoke College.
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He was a College Trustee for three decades, serving five years as Chairman of the Board.
An attorney in government and private practice, Fowler rose to become President Johnson's Treasury Secretary.
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((AND THE FACT THAT OUR COUNTRY IS AND HAS BEEN AND WE EXPECT WILL CONTINUE TO BE IN AN AGE OF PHOMENAL ECOMONIC GROWTH....))
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Fowler was explaining how the nation could afford to carry more debt in prosperous times. He was the last Treasury Secretary to have presided over a balanced budget.
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Henry Hamill Fowler died Monday. He was 91.

[Juvenile-Justice]


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Governor Jim Gilmore's new juvenile justice director has immediately halted use of a controversial discipline technique.
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Former Fairfax Sheriff Carl Peed says he wants new board members to review it.
But he's NO fan of the Handle With Care Plus program of strikes and blows.
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((CARL PEED/NEW JUVENILE JUSTICE DIRECTOR: I'M GONNA SUSPEND IT PENDING REVIEW BY THE NEW BOARD MEMBERS.))
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((MARK SCHINDLER/YOUTH LAW CENTER: I'M HEARTENED TO HEAR..WHAT HAPPENS.))
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The board then got a demonstration of an array of electro-shock stun equipment.
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(( tazer ))
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((... THAT USUALLY CONVINCES THEM.))
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NO other state uses such equipment on juvenile inmates-- and the Virginia board and the new director say they're NOT ready to start.
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[Richmond-Anthrax]


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There's still NO word from the F-B-I lab on the alleged anthrax letter sent to Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge.
But another letter threatening it contained anthrax spores showed up yesterday at a Richmond homeless shelter.
It's also been sent to the F-B-I for testing.
Six of 18 letters found across the country so far have turned out to be hoaxes.

[MAMSI]


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Patrick Community Hospital is offering an alternative for patients in Southside Virginia covered by MAMSI, Mid-Atlantic Medical Services incorporated. MAMSI insures several thousand people in the state including employees of the City of Martinsville and Martinsville City Schools.
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Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County dropped MAMSI January 1st after a year of billing and reimbursement problems.
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./November 17; ]

Patrick Community is now the only hospital in the region that remains a participating provider. Patients who present MAMSI cards at Patrick Community will be responsible only for their co-payment.
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Other hospitals in the Southside area like Halifax Regional Hospital also accept MAMSI, but are not participating providers with the insurance company.

That means higher out- of- pocket costs to the patient.[Sports Tease]


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And coming up in sports, The Hokies talk about last night's loss in the national championship game Kurt Warner is the N-F-L's M-V-P.
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And the New Orleans Saints fire head coach Mike Ditka, his assistants and the general manager.
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Most of the Hokies returned to the Commonwealth this afternoon, exhausted after last night's Sugar Bowl loss to Florida State.
Mike Stevens had a chance to talk to head coach Frank Beamer this morning before he too left the Big Easy.
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[S-Ditka]


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The New Orleans Saints cleaned house firing head coach Mike Ditka, his assistant coaches and the general manager.


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Ditka had a 15 and 33 record in his three years with the Saints including a 6 and 23 record in the last 29 games.
The 60 year old Ditka, who won a Super Bowl in Chicago in 1986, said the decision was clear cut and he didn't fight it.
He said if you don't get the job done you get out of there.
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[S-Warner]


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Before joining the N-F-L, Kurt Warner played in the Areana League and N-F-L Europe.
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Well, Today Warner was named the National Football League's Most Valuable player.
Warner, the only player other than Dan Marino to throw forr 40 touchdowns in a season, led the St. Louis Rams to the N-F-C's beat record.
He completed 325 of 499 passes for over 43-hundred yards and 41 touchdowns.
The Rams have a bye week before playing in the N-F-L playoffs.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express will hit the ice at the Roundhouse tonight as Huntington makes a trip to the Star City.
Roanoke is second in the Northeast Division and the Express is riding a six game winning streak.
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The Roanoke College Maroons will play for the championship of the Domino's Lewis-Gale Classic.
Roanoke and Worcester will play for the title tonight at 7 at the Bast Center.


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