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Coming up-
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Protesters are hurt in Miami - as they fight to keep a six year old in America.
GOP candidates debate in North Carolina.
Plus a Tech goalpost ends up in a bar- Tech wants it back but the bar doesn't want to give it up.
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Plus do you know what the top five Rock n Roll songs are?
News 7 is up next.
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((nat sound protest))
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Cuban Americans take to the streets tonight vowing to fight for Elian Gonzalez-
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((THAT KID THAT KID SUPPOSED TO BE HERE.)) ((THE CUBAN PEOPLE WE ARE READY IN ORDER TO AVOID THE DEPORTATION OF THE BOY.))
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[Cuba-Boy]


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Tonight two protesters were injured while blocking traffic- a motorist ran into the two. The car also hit a police officer.
The protesters are outraged at the federal government's decision- to send 6-year old Elian Gonzalez back to Cuba.


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[SUPER=03-Miami, FL]
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/U.S. Attorney General;]
[SUPER=01-Marileysis Gonzalez/Elian's Cousin;]
[SUPER=01-Spencer Eig/Family Attorney;]
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((NAT SOUND PROTEST
This is the scene tonight in Miami-
Demonstrators blocked busy intersections creating havoc for motorists.
So far police have arrested about one-hundred people.
It was yesterday that Immigration and Naturalization announced its decision to return the child to Cuba-
Today the Attorney General ruled out any chance she would reverse the decision.
JANET RENO/U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL: I TRIED TO BE AS OPEN MINDED AS I CAN BUT BASED ON ALL THE INFORMATION WE HAVE TO DATE, I SEE NO BASIS FOR REVERSING IT.
Elian's mother and step father drowned while fleeing Cuba to the United States- The boy was found floating on an inner tube.
Elian will go back to his father Juan Gonzalez in Cuba, but the boy's relatives here in the United States say they want their day in court-
AND WE'LL FIGHT TO THE END. WE'RE NOT RETURNING HIM TO HIS FATHER. WE FEEL IF ELIAN GOES BACK TO CUBA HE WILL BE HORRIBLE IT'LL RUIN HIS LIFE. HE'LL UNDERGO PSYCHOLOGICAL TORTURE FROM THE REGIME, SO WE DON'T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN. WE WILL FIGHT ON.))
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They may not have much time to fight on.
Elian is scheduled to return to Cuba as early as next Friday.
Tonight a source close to the boy's Miami's relatives says he's been told he may have to return to Cuba- but he says he doesn't want to leave.


[GOP-Debate]


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Republican Presidential candidates debated tonight in New Hampshire.
And the top two contenders took the opportunity to throw some modest punches.
George W. Bush wasted no time pushing his agenda -- vowing to cut tax cuts while at the same time criticizing his main opponent - Senator John Mc Cain - for some of his ideas.
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((I TRUST YOUR INTEGRITY. I TRUST YOUR JUDGMENT BUT I DON'T TRUST THE PLAN THAT YOU'RE OUTLINING IT'S BAD FOR REPUBLICANS AND IT'S BAD FOR THE CONSERVATIVE CAUSE))
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Mc Cain took the opportunity to defend some of the decisions he has made.
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((I'VE WORKED SO HARD...UNDER THOSE AS WELL))
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[vo-nat]
Other G-O-P contenders included Steve Forbes, Alan Keyes, Gary Bauer and Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah.
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[City-Democrats]


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While Republicans were debating before a national audience tonight -- Democrats in Roanoke were gearing up for city elections at a meeting.
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Newsroom]


Joy Sutton was there and joins us from the newsroom with details.
[Live= Full/]
[SUPER=@Joy1]


Jean, There are four Roanoke City Council seats up for grabs in the May elections.
The democratic committee didn't have the option of having a primary to choose which candidates it would endorse this election --because the deadline to hold one had already passed.
And with few other options the committee voted to hold a mass meeting.
(rollcue... mass meeting )
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[SUPER=01-Angela Norman/City Council Candidate;22]
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((Angela Norman is one of several candidates who has announced she is running for Roanoke city council.
Norman along with dozens of other democrats met to determine how the committee should go about picking which candidates to endorse.
And the overwhelming majority decided it was best to have a mass meeting -- where democrats could come to one place at one time to vote.
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[IN Q=That means that]

((ANGELA NORMAN/CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: THAT MEANS THAT WE'RE REALLY GOING TO HAVE TO INTENSIFY AND STRESS TO THE TAX PAYER THE IMPORTANCE OF SHOWING UP AT THAT ONE MEETING. IT'S JUST GOING TO BE MORE INTENSE BECAUSE WE'RE NOT OPENING IT UP))
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((LINDA WYATT/INCUMBENT CANDIDATE: I DON'T THINK IT WILL BE HARDER PROBABLY LESS EXPENSIVE WHICH IS GOOD FOR EVERYBODY))
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Democrats currently hold all seven seats on city council.
But the seats of Mayor David Bowers, Carroll Swain, Jim Trout and Linda Wyatt will be up for election.
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[IN Q=I think people are watching]

((GEORGE MCMILLAN/SHERIFF: I THINK PEOPLE ARE WATCHING THE DEMOCRATS TO SEE WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO. I THINK IN THE END AFTER WE HAVE THIS MASS MEETING . I THINK YOU'LL SEE THE DEMOCRATS COMING TOGETHER TO SUPPORT WHOEVER WE DO NOMINATE))


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The Mass meeting will be held on February 15th -at 7pm.
It will be held at a local school - but they don't know which one yet.
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Jean,
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They say it's a new beginning ... not the end at Tanglewood Mall.
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That's management's spin on the mall's future. [PRE PRO]
It comes after a notice in the paper says the mall's been foreclosed ... and it's going to be put on the auction block on January 26th.
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((LYNDA MCNUTT: ON JANUARY 27TH, ONCE THIS TRANSACTION TAKES PLACE, IT'S ONLY GOING TO BE A POSITIVE MOVE FORWARD FOR THIS PROPERTY. HERITAGE REALTY WILL PUMP CAPITAL INTO THE PROPERTY. WE'LL SEE IMPROVEMENTS THAT WE'VE NEEDED FOR SOME TIME NOW.))
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Tanglewood managers expect the Boston company that represents the mall's lender to seize the property.
It spans nearly 54 acres and is home to the mall ... Barnes and Noble ... Kroger ... a restaurant and move theaters.

County records from last year say the property is worth 40-million dollars.
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[Ericsson]


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Lynchburg's Ericsson Corporation is getting out of the private radio systems business, but its 500 local employees can stay right where they are.
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Ericsson announced today it is selling its radio division to Pittsburgh- based "Com-Net" Critical Communications.

Com-Net plans to lease local production space, allowing current Ericsson workers to stay in Lynchburg.
The division makes radio systems for police, fire and rescue agencies.
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The Patrick County hospital facing financial reorganization has laid off more than 20 percent of its employees.

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Patrick Community Hospital has filed for bankruptcy protection, and the layoff is part of the effort to reduce expenses.
The move should save about 700- thousand dollars a year.
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((THE EMPLOYEE BASE, ON THE PAYROLL, MAKES UP ABOUT 60 PERCENT OF THE EXPENSES OF THE HOSPITAL AND UNFORTUNATELY IT'S THE MOST LOGICAL PLACE TO START. THERE ARE OTHER CONTRACTS AND OTHER EXPENSES WE'RE LOOKING AT, BUT WE WERE OVERSTAFFED AND WE HAD TO MAKE SOME CUTS AND THAT WAS THE OBVIOUS PLACE.))
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The hospital is eliminating 40 positions, but the acting administrator says the facility still has adequate staff to provide quality care.
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[Tultex-Aid]


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Laid off workers at Tultex are getting some help - 8 and half million dollars in federal aid and grant money.
The cash is coming to Martinsville, Roanoke, and South Boston workers laid off last month when Tultex filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
More than 26-hundred workers lost their jobs in Virginia.
An orientation session for the workers in Martinsville has already been scheduled.
It will let them know how they can sign up for education and career counseling help.
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Football season is over - but the faceoff begins between Virginia Tech and a Blacksburg bar over a piece of Hokie history that's 30 feet long.
We'll have the story.
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And much of the nation's caught in the grips of a bad flu bug-
But what about our area?
We'll have a look.
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((Hey sports fans this is what's happening tonight the Lady Hokies place 4 players in double figures in a rout of Rhode Island, Carolina and Clemson went head to head at the Dean Dome, The Roanoke Express prepares for a big weekend at the Roundhouse and Florida State assistant Chuck Amato is the new head football coach at N.C.State.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Flu]


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Some hospitals are scrambling to add extra staff, while others have to turn people away because they're too crowded.
The flu is reaching epidemic proportions in some states including Pennsylvania, Georgia and neighboring Maryland.
But as Tonya Flory reports- so far, Virginia is escaping the worst flu season in years.
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(( The Emergency Department at Lewis-Gale Medical Center has added 35-percent more staff to adjust for this years flu season.
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((CAMI JONES/LEWIS-GALE ER DIRECTOR: THERE HAS BEEN A LARGE INCREASE IN VOLUME NOT ONLY IN OUR ER, BUT IN DOCTOR'S OFFICES AND OTHER HEALTH CARE FACILITIES ACROSS THE STATE AND IN THIS REGION. WE HAVE INCREASED OUR STAFFING TO TRY TO ACCOMMODATE THAT.)) [RUNS:16]
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Neither hospital has canceled any elective surgeries like one Baltimore hospital. Right now the only inconvenience patients in the Roanoke Valley will notice is a longer wait.
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((LUCAS SNIPES/CARILION HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: IT MAY TAKE US A LITTLE LONGER TO FIND A BED AND GET IT READY FOR PATIENTS TO OCCUPY IF THEY NEED TO BE ADMITTED.)) [RUNS:07]
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((CAMI JONES/LEWIS-GALE ER DIRECTOR: SOMETIMES PATIENTS HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE LONGER IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT, SOMETIMES PATIENTS THAT ARE ADMITTED HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE LONGER BEFORE THEY GET UP TO THEIR ROOM.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=to their room.]

Still, flu levels are average in Southwest Virginia right now. But we're not out of the woods yet, remember last years peak flu season occurred in mid-February. Tonya Flory, News 7.))


[Anthrax]


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The F-B-I has determined a threatening letter sent to the Planned Parenthood office in Roanoke did not bear traces of anthrax.
Planned Parenthood learned the news this afternoon.
Planned Parenthood and 17 other clinics across the country got one of the letters earlier this week.
The staff member who opened the envelope containing brown powder is getting medical treatment as a precaution.


[Goalposts]


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A piece of Hokie history is in a Blacksburg bar
Now it's causing some Virginia Tech officials to call a personal foul.
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Fans tore down the goal posts after Tech won the game against Boston College ... ending its first 11 and O regular season.
Now a 30-foot section of the goal post is on display in Big Al's bar, where fans left it after the game.
Tech's athletic director has made attempts to reclaim it, but the bar is holding out.
And many Tech fans say it should.
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((JEFF KEENEY/VIRGINIA TECH JUNIOR: IT IS FOR THE FANS. THEY TOOK IT, THEY PUT IT THERE, THE PARADE DOWN MAIN STREET, THEY TOOK IT THERE. I THINK IT WILL CONTINUE TO STAY THERE. I THINK THE FANS WILL KEEP IT THERE. ))
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Tech officials say MOST of the goalpost pieces have been returned.
They intend to go after those that have NOT.
Tech still hasn't said what it plans to DO with them.

[Tech-Plates]


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There is yet another way to put your Hokie pride into high gear.
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[TAKE TAG FULLSCREEN]
The state Department of Motor Vehicles is offering souvenir Virginia Tech license plates on-line.
These are not regular registration tags, and cannot be used as standard plates.
But you can display your Hokie spirit anywhere else. [TAKE WEBWATCH FS]
You can check out the DMV Hokie plate website by logging onto our home page at WDBJ7-dot-com, then click on "Webwatch".
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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If you had to pick the top songs in the history of rock and roll - what would they be?
We'll tell you what VH-1's survey came up with...
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[VO-NAT]


And the auto industry is wow-ing spectators - showing off what technology means for the future of car consumers.
Details ahead.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-2 2 7/5 8 6 1/6 15 18 23 29]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
2-2-7

(two, two, seven)


Pick 4:
5-8-6-1

(five, eight, six, one)


Cash 5:
6-15-18-23-29

(six, fifteen, eighteen, twenty-three, twenty-nine)



[Steel-Buildings]


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Smith Mountain Lake builders are among the first in the nation to make steel houses.
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It's a budding trend -- building houses out of steel instead of wood. Not only are steel houses fire-resistant, but their styrofoam insulation could save you money on utilities.
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[IN Q=From an environmental]

((FROM AN ENVIRONMENTAL STANDPOINT WE DON'T HAVE TO DO THE PRETREAT FOR TERMITE PROTECTION LIKE YOU WOULD IN A WOOD HOUSE.))
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But lumber stores are not threatened, because wood is still cheaper than steel.
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[IN Q=When there's changes]

((WHEN THERE'S CHANGES IN THE HOUSE, WOOD IS A LOT EASIER TO TEAR OUT, CUT UP AND REDO.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Cappellari/Capps Home Building Center;]
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[OUT Q=and redo]
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[VO-NAT]

Many builders in our area are reluctant to spend money on new tools and training to build steel houses. But there are three under construction at Smith Mountain Lake and another in Rocky Mount.
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[Top-Songs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Just what are the top Rock and Roll songs?
The VHI- music network put together a panel of 700 voters to find out-
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[VO]
Here are the results-
The top song is I can't get no satisfaction- The Rolling Stones, followed by Respect by Aretha Franklin.
Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven is third, Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan is fourth and Bruce Springsteen runs away with number five with Born to Run.
The list includes one hundred songs.
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[TAKE WEB WATCH FS]
If you'd like to see the complete list click on WDBJ7.com and click webwatch.
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The Express prepares for a big weekend of games at the Roundhouse and Frank Beamer talks about the Hokies season.


But first our Extra Point. Major League Baseball has taken a step concerning John Rocker's comments to Sports Illustrated last month.
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The league has ordered Rocker to undergo psychological testing following the downgrading remarks about homosexual and minorities.
The Braves reliever will meet with Doctors before commissioner Bud Selig decides whether to impose discipline for Rockers comments to the Sports Illustrated last month.
The Braves have not taken any action against Rocker.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-Women]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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The Lady Hokies of Virginia Tech placed 4 players in double figures in an Atlantic 10 rout of Rhode Island.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Tech vs Rhode Island; :]


Rhode Island coach Belinda "Boe" Pearman talking to the team at the bench.
The Lady Rams come out with good ball movement and knocks down the short jumper in the first half.
But Tech took control Tere Williams gets it down low and scores the easy hoop for two of her 12 points in the game.

Then Amy Wetzel works it inside to Christina Strother who hits the easy basket as the Hokies opened up a big lead.


[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/81/Rhode Island/38/;]


The Lady Hokies continued to go inside and Tech goes on to beat Rhode Island 81 to 38.
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((THAT'S IT FOR SPORTS. HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYBODY.))



[S-Hokies]


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The Tech men were on the road and Xaiver beats the Hokies 86 to 67.
Tech trailed by 30 at the half and never got back in the game. Dennis Mims led the Hokies with 17 points.



[S-UNC]


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[WRITER=rst]
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A A-C-C showdown last night in Chapel Hill as the Tar Heels hosted the Tigers of Clemson.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/RAYCOM; :]


It was the first conference game for both teams.
Clemson would score inside as Adam Allenspach gets the put back after the miss to tie the game at 9 to 9 in the first half.
The Tar Heels would score inside and out. On this play Kris Lang hits the hook shot Carolina led by 2.
Moments later Jason Capel pulls up and hits the three pointer to make it a 3 point Carolina lead.
Clemson continued to work the offense boards this basket and the Tigers trailed 19 to 13.
[SUPER=33-North Carolina#14/65/Clemson/45/;]


The Tar Heels continued to work the outside Ed Cota's hits the three and Carolina wins it 65 to 45.
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((FRANK BEAMER TALKS ABOUT THE HOKIES' SEASON. MORE LATER ON MORNIN'.))




[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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And coming up in sports, Frank Beamer talks about the Hokies season Chuck Amato is the new head football coach at N.C. State.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Roanoke Express gets ready for a big weekend at the Roundhouse.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express is in first place in the ECHL's Northeast division. But Mike Stevens says the team isn't exactly resting on its laurels.
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[SOT]
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(( Less than 12 hours after posting the team's seventh straight win, the Roanoke express was back at work practicing at the Ice Station. The team has huge three game home stand this weekend and a chance to set a franchise record for most wins in a row with one more victory. ((SCOTT GORDON/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:)) Winning streaks are often hard to explain - but good play usually isn't. And this case its Roanoke's consistent defensive effort that's made skating to seven straight wins possible. ((MIKE PERON/EXPRESS CENTER:)) The only negative thing accompanying this current streak is that some fans are still upset about the trade of Tim Christian to Toledo earlier in the week. The Express' all-time leading scorer, who was known for his work in the community hadn't scored a point in his last 16 games. ((BITES:)) The three game home stand begins Friday night at 7:30 against the Johnstown Chiefs. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))

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Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer was in Houston, Texas last night and Beamer was honored with another award. Beamer is the recipient of the Paul "Bear" Bryant coach of the year award.
Beamer was one of seven finalists that also included Bobby Bowden and Marshal's Bob Pruett.
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Before leaving for Texas, he told us that despite the disappointment of losing the national title to Florida State, he fully comprehends just how special of a season 1999 has been for his team.
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Florida State assistant Chuck Amato is the new head football coach at N.C. State.
Amato is a former player and Assistant coach at N.C. State.
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Amato replaces Mike O'Cain who was fired in November after 7 seasons on the job.




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It's a great time to be a car consumer.
That's what automobile analysts say - and manufacturers
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showed off the proof today in California.
From the Honda "Spocket" that's a truck to the stunning Gull-wing Mercedes Vision S-L-R to the Beefy Dodge charger - the concept cars caught attention in L-A today.
Analysts say technology is allowing major advances and variety without major price tags.
Still though, most of the stickers on the vehicles in today's show were in the 30 to 40 thousand dollar range.
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