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Despite a stunning comeback and a lead late in the third quarter, College football's national championship goes to Florida State.
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And Asia catches America's financial flu.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Some areas in the higher elevations got some light snow showers overnight...the rest of us are just dealing with much colder temperatures and continued brisk winds.
It'll be another breezy one today....then calmer high pressure settles by this evening. [2-shot]
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The Virginia Tech Hokies fell short of a 12 and oh season with last night's 46-29 defeat at the hands of Florida State.
But the boys from Blacksburg have a lot to proud of.
Mike Stevens and Steve Mason have a recap.
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Asia caught America's financial flu. Wall Street's big drop has prompted a massive selloff in Asian markets.
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Hong King's main stock index finished with a loss of 12-hundred-26 points -- its second worst in history.
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Tokyo's Nikkei (nee-kay) Stock Average closed down 460 points, or two-point-four-percent, after partially rebounding from losses of as much as four percent.
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The selling comes after the Dow Jones industrial averalate lost three hundred and sixty points yesterday, it's fourth biggest point loss ever.
The news is worse over at the tech heavy Nasdaq.
It fell two hundred and twenty-nine points..a record.
Traders are reacting to fears that the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates next month.
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Seattle police have arrested a suspect in November's shipyard killings.
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Police say the 30-year old man has previous ties to the shipyard where two men were shot to death and two others wounded by a lone gunman November third.
While police are not ruling out other arrests, they say the man taken into custody yesterday has been a ``person of interest'' from early in the investigation.
An apparent break in the case came Sunday, when someone found a backpack with a handgun and camouflage jacket in a park a few blocks from the shipyard.
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Police characterize the killings as ``workplace violence'' but won't comment on a specific motive.
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Two 14-year olds have been charged in connection with a shooting that left two women wounded in Henry County.
The shooting happened yesterday afternoon on Axton Road.
58-year old Ruby Holland and 49-year old Nancy Whitaker of North Carolina were traveling in a van when they were reportedly struck by the same bullet.
Holland was struck in the hand - Whitaker in the arm.
The teenagers are facing several gun-related charges as well as 2 counts of malicious wounding.

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Michael Vick threw for a touchdown and ran for a touchdown, but it wasn't enough to run away with the national championship.
Tech trailed Florida State by as many 21 points in the second quarter, but they didn't give up.
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In the third, Anthony Midget picked off this Florida State pass.
That set up a six yard touchdown run by Andre Kendrick to give Tech a 29 to 28 lead.
But Florida State poured it on in the fourth quarter.
Chris (winky) Weinke hit Peter Warrick for a 44 yard touchdown to give Florida State the 46 to 29 win and the national championship.
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The Hokies' loss to Florida State in New Orleans last night was a disappointment for fans watching the game from their home turf.
But, as Marya Jones reports, losing the Sugar Bowl didn't leave Hokie fans feeling sour.
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(( Right up to the last moment, fans watching the Sugar Bowl from Hokie home turf showed strong and steadfast support for their team.
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But even after a disappointing end to a nail-biting game, Virginia Tech alumni and fans said they were proud the Hokies' made a strong stand, showing they were Sugar Bowl material.
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((BEN FITZGERALD: PEOPLE HAVE BEEN QUESTIONING OUR SCHEDULE AND IF WE BATTLE FLORIDA STATE, THERE COULD BE NO DOUBTERS ABOUT HOW GOOD WE ARE. )) [RUNS:05]
And proving itself on the field, many fans say, is already helping Tech make strides in other areas.
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((SHAYA MISRA/VA. TECH ALUMNUS: PLAYING IN THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IS GOING TO INCREASE RECRUITING, IT'S GOING TO INCREASE VISIBILITY, NOT JUST FOR THE FOOTBALL PROGRAM, BUT FOR THE UNIVERSITY AS A WHOLE. IT'S GOING TO DO GREAT THINGS FOR TECH.)) [RUNS:10]
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((BILL LAVERY/FORMER VA. TECH PRESIDENT: WHAT AN EXCITING TIME FOR THIS UNIVERSITY THAT HAS COME SO FAR. WE'RE SO PLEASED WITH WHAT A GREAT STUDENT BODY AND ALUMNI AND A TEAM THAT IS JUST UNBELIEVABLE. )) [RUNS:16]
Fans say getting to a national championship -- regardless of the outcome -- proves Virginia Tech's capabilities.
And the pride of its fans proves that Hokies have a lot of heart.

Marya Jones, News 7, Blacksburg.))[Roanoke-Fans]


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You didn't have to be in New Orleans last night to have a good atmosphere to cheer on the Hokies.
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The Brambleton Deli in Roanoke County was filled to capacity.
Dozens of fans came out to cheer on their favorite team.
Despite Virginia Tech's loss, fans are still devoted to the Hokies.
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((FLORIDA STATE JUST GOT LUCKY THAT IS ALL THAT WAS.))
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Tech fans say the team made a good effort and they believe the Hokies will return next year to play for the national championship again.
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[Health-Check]


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In medical news, don't worry if you don't see a doctor when you go to a physician's office.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((When you go to the doctor, odds are you won't see the doctor. With today's world of managed care, more and more patients are being seen by physician assistants and nurse practitioners. But how does their care stack up tot hat of a doctor's?
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A study in the JAMA tries to answer that question. The study looks at 13 hundred patients treated by either a doctor or a nurse practitioner for diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes or asthma. It found for the most part, the nurse practitioners do just as good as the doctors. Now this wasn't the greatest study. It lasted only six months and all the patients were women in their forties. But nonetheless, the study should reassure you the next time you go to the doctor, or nurse practitioners.
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Also today, a word to the wise for women who use their ob-gyn for primary care. A study from the university of Southern California finds many ob-gyn's are not screening their patients for heart disease risk factors. For example, only 19% of women had a cholesterol test within the past five years.
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And finally, the next time you light up, look at your watch. And subtract 11 minutes from your life. A study in the British Medical Journal calculates one cigarette robs a person 11 minutes. Smoke a pack a day and you'll lose three and a half hours of life a day. And what time you do live, you'll probably spend coughing. A good time of the year to kick the habit. ON CAM And that's a look at today's top health stories. I'm Dr. Dave Hnida for CBS News.))

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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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A brilliant comeback and a spectacular effort from quarterback Michael Vick weren't enough for the Virginia Tech Hokies last night in New Orleans.
Florida State claimed the national championship with a 46-29 win over the Hokies in the Sugar Bowl.
Vick engineered a stunning comeback after the Hokies fell behind 28-to-7 and gave Tech a 29-28 lead late in the third quarter.
Tech finished its best-ever season 11-and-1.
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Asia caught america's financial flu. stocks in japan fell sharply reacting to yesterday's plunge on wall street.
The Dow Jones industrial average dropped three hundred and sixty points.
That's the fourth worse point loss ever.
The Nasdaq composite index fell five-point-six percent -- its worst point-drop ever.
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And Seattle police have made an arrest in the shipyard killings case.
They're holding a 30-year old man for investigation of homicide and attempted murder.
Police say he has previous ties to the shipyard where two men were shot to death and two others wounded in November.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday January 5.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

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Florida State is the unanimous number one in the final Associated Press poll.
Virginia Tech held on to its number-two spot, despite last night's 46 to 29 defeat in the Sugar Bowl.
But as Mike Stevens and Steve Mason report, the Hokies have a lot to be proud of.
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Two 14-year olds have been charged in connection with a shooting that left two women wounded in Henry County.
The shooting happened yesterday afternoon on Axton Road.
58-year old Ruby Holland and 49-year old Nancy Whitaker of North Carolina were traveling in a van when they were reportedly struck by the same bullet.
Holland was struck in the hand - Whitaker in the arm.
The teenagers are facing several gun-related charges as well as 2 counts of malicious wounding.

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An arrest has been made in connection to the November Shipyard shootings in Seattle.
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A thirty year old man was taken into custody yesterday and is being held for investigation of homicide and attempted murder.
Police say he has previous ties to the shipyard where two men were shot to death and two others wounded by a lone gunman November third.
Police have revealed little about his motive, except to say this.
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An apparent break in the case came Sunday, when someone found a backpack with a handgun and camouflage jacket in a park a few blocks from the shipyard.
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World markets are following Wall Street's lead and taking a dive. There was a selloff across Asia overnight, and the main European exchanges have opened one-to-two-percent lower.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index closed down more than seven percent -- it's second worst loss in history.
Barry Petersen has the story from Tokyo.
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((Asian markets caught Wall Street's flu big time. Hong Kong down almost 8 percent, Singapore and Seoul close to seven. And the biggest market Tokyo falling four percent at its worst moment. The cause as it was in New York, profit takers grabbing their money and running. But then it got a little better. Tokyo clawed back and closed down only two point five percent. The story of individual stocks was more telling. It was the hi-tech darlings that got the black eye. One popular Japanese stock Soft Bank tumbled 16% during the trading day. But is it all bad news? Depends on who you listen to. One Singapore dealer is already calling today's Asian sell-off a buying opportunity. Barry Petersen, CBS News, Tokyo.))

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The General Assembly committee reviewing the finalists for Virginia's new state song may dissolve without recommending a winner.
That's what the committee's chairman said he'll propose later today.
Augusta County Senator Emmett Hanger said he hopes the panel will decide to offer all eight finalists for consideration so that a public consensus can form behind one of the songs.
The selection process has been under way for a year and a half.

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Virginia Tech may not be bringing back a National Championship trophy, but their fans say they'll be back next year.
The Hokies lost to Florida State last night in the Sugar Bowl.
Tech trailed teh Seminoles by as many 21 points in the second quarter, but they didn't give up.
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In the third, Anthony Midget picked off this Florida State pass.
That set up a six yard touchdown run by Andre Kendrick to give Tech a 29 to 28 lead.
But Florida State poured it on in the fourth quarter.
Chris (winky) Weinke hit Peter Warrick for a 44 yard touchdown to give Florida State the 46 to 29 win and the national championship.
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Even little first graders were betting on the outcome of the Sugar Bowl --
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with a mock spelling championship. In their version, the Hokies won.
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((TRAIN. I RODE A TRAIN TO NEW ORLEANS. T-R-A-I-N. YEAH! GO HOKIES!))
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All day the young orange and maroon fans learned New Orleans culture, music and phrases. They also added up imaginary touchdowns and studied a map for the quickest route to the Crescent City.
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Believe it or not - the Seminoles had a cheering section in the Roanoke Valley last night.
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Wendy, Amber and David Beidler have been flying the Florida State colors with pride... and enduring the good-natured ribbing of Virginia Tech fans.
David Beidler's father was a Florida State professor. He grew up in Tallahassee, and attended classes there in the early 70s.
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Andrea Schirmer's Kindergarten class at Raleigh Court Elementary has its share of Virginia Tech fans, but they aren't all Hokies.
Schirmer has followed F-S-U football since she moved to Tallahassee as a high school junior, and a member of her class, Max Davidson, is the son of Florida State alumni.
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[Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Virginia Tech may not be bringing home a national championship, but their fans say they're still proud.
Tech lost to Florida State last night by a score of 46 to 29.
But a lot of Hokie fans say they expect to watch their team battle for a national championship again next year.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The General Assembly committee reviewing the finalists for Virginia's new state song may dissolve without recommending a winner.
That's what the committee's chairman said he'll propose later today.
He said he hopes the panel will decide to offer all eight finalists for consideration so that a public consensus can form behind one of the songs.
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