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Coming up on News 7-
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The next phase of Governor Gilmore's plan to eliminate the car tax draws mixed reaction. A head on collision leaves a Danville man in critical condition. The Roanoke Valley may lose another movie theater.
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Plus, Leo says bundle up it's going to be even colder. News 7 is next.


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Efforts to organize a union at Campbell County's largest employer are apparently paying off.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[BWXT-Union]


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The company in question is B-W-X-T of Lynchburg.
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United Electrical Workers announced today it has signed up a majority of the company's 850- member workforce, interested in forming a union. The U-E-W has been handing out leaflets at the plant in recent weeks, hoping to organize workers and force the company into a collective bargaining agreement.
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((GEORGE WAKSMUNSKI/UEW REPRESENTATIVE: OUR GOAL IS TO SHOW THE TRUTH, THAT BY ORGANIZING A UNION AND GETTING YOUR WAGES, BENEFITS AND WORKING CONDITIONS GUARANTEED IN A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT, THAT THEY CAN HAVE SOME SECURITY OF WHAT THEY HAVE TODAY OR NEXT WEEK OR OVER THE COURSE OF THE LENGTH OF THE CONTRACT.))
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Waksmunski (wax-MUN-skee) says they'd like to sign up 65 to 70 percent of the workforce before voting on whether to form a union.
Three previous efforts to form a union at B-W-X-T have failed.
This latest effort follows complaints from retirees that their insurance benefits have been slashed in recent years.
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[Car-Tax]


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Governor Gilmore will announce tomorrow whether he'll pursue the next phase of his plan to eliminate Virginia's car tax. But he may face some opposition in the general assembly if he decides to go ahead.
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Gilmore says the state of Virginia has enough money to pay for the next reductions. But some Democrats say in order to pass the plan it will take bipartisan effort. House Minority Leader Dick Cranwell says the General Assembly must determine whether cutting the car tax anymore would take state funds away from other needed areas.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: CAN WE INCREASE THE REFUND THE CAR TAX TO THE CITIZENRY THE ANSWER IS YES, THE QUESTION IS WHAT OTHER PROGRAMS WILL WE HAVE TO CUT TO DO THAT BECAUSE WE ALREADY KNOW WE HAVE A SHORT FALL OF REVENUE.))
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Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith says although it will be difficult to achieve the next phase of the plan, the people of Virginia deserve it.
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The House Majority Leader also says the economy can handle covering 70 percent of the tax next year.


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Another movie theater in Roanoke may close its doors because of dwindling business. The Cinema Grill near Cross Roads Mall says it's having trouble attracting movie goers since the Valley View Grand opened. Kate Weidaw has more.
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((Row after row of empty seats are what owners at the Cinema Grill see every day.

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((DEBBIE STEEL/CINEMA GRILL OWNER: THE PEOPLE IN ROANOKE HAVE JUST SEEMED TO STOP COMING FOR SOME REASON.))
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The reason could be this theater, the Valley View Grand that has 16 theaters and is only short drive from the Cinema Grill.

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((DEBBIE STEEL: THE VOLUME OF PEOPLE SINCE THE VALLEY VIEW 16 OPENED HAS REALLY GONE DOWN REALLY BAD.))
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But that wasn't the case before it opened in May.

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((DEBBIE STEEL: FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT USED TO BE SOLD OUT AND ITS BEEN A WHILE SINCE WE DID THAT.))
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And the Cinema Grill isn't the only theater that's losing business since the new theater moved to town.. Valley View Cinema inside the mall closed its doors earlier this year after 15 years in business. But Steel thought they found a niche in the movie theater business in Roanoke by serving restaurant style food and alcohol. Terry Sayers and his family say they enjoy eating dinner while watching a flick.

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((JOSHUA SAYERS: YOU GET A LOT OF FOOD HERE AND BASICALLY THERE YOU ONLY GET POPCORN AND CANDY.))
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And with ticket prices costing no more than 3-50 the Sayers say it can be a cheap family outing. But Steel says she wonders if tickets aren't selling because they show movies that have already been out for a while.

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((DEBBIE STEEL: WE NEED PEOPLE TO CALL US AND LET US KNOW WE NEED TO KNOW IF PEOPLE WOULD LIKE US TO STAY OPEN WOULD YOU LIKE US TO GO TO FIRST RUN MOVIES.))
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Steel says she'll decide if she's going to shut off the lights for good by the end of the year. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))



[Tobacco]


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Good news for some tobacco growers..
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The U-S Department of Agriculture has increased the tobacco quota by about one percent. That means farmers nationwide will be able to grow almost 549- million pounds of tobacco next year. The increase follows three years of steep cuts. But, in Virginia, the increase probably won't offset what actually will be a smaller crop... Many farmers exercised their right this year to sell three percent more tobacco than the quota allowed.
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[Toss-2-Robin] We have one school closing to pass along this evening....Mount Rogers School in Grayson County will be closed Monday...All other Grayson County schools will operate on a normal schedule. Toss to Leo

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A series of tornadoes swept through Alabama yesterday, killing at least eleven people and injuring more than 30 others. Today the Governor surveyed the damage. Pamela McCall reports.
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((Just days before Christmas and victims are mourning the tragic loss of family and friends--- while a massive clean up

begins in tornado ravaged Alabama. Recovery efforts are already underway as red cross volunteers and other agencies converge on the area. Temperatures plummeted in many parts of the south making clean up even more difficult.
SUPER: Gov. Don Siegelman, AL
One twister touched down near Tuscaloosa early Saturday afternoon, catching holiday shoppers off guard. Homes were demolished and vehicles tossed like toys as the storms ripped through residential neigborhoods, toppling trees and bringing down power lines. Another strong tornado raked through a rurual section in the northern part of the state while a third cut through Geneva, an area near the Florida border where at least 8 people were injured.

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This is the latest episode in a series of dramatic winter weather events that continue to wreak havoc across the nation. While much of the East coast battles gusty winds and driving rain, states across the midwest have suffered through blizzard conditions and paralyzing cold. With rugged conditions causing mass destruction and making travel a nightmare, people can only wonder if the peak travel period around Christmas will be even rougher.
Pamela McCall CBS News.))
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[Henry-Murder]


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A murder suspect in Henry County turned himself in today.
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Sampson Carlos Dodson was arrested and charged with first degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Daniel Rose.
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Rose was shot to death in the King's Village area of Henry County Tuesday night. A preliminary investigation lead police to believe the shooting was drug related. Dodson is being held, without bond, in the Henry County Jail.
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A head- on collision tonight leaves a Danville man in critical condition.
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The accident happened around 9-pm on Route 360 in Pittsylvania County. Authorities say 85- year old Dan Blackmon was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries. State police say Blackmon pulled into the path of a Geo Tracker...when he attempted to turn into a driveway. No one else was seriously injured.
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In Roanoke.... Two barns used for hay storage went up in flames tonight... Firefighters responded to the 28-hundred block of Hollins Road around 9:30 to find one of the storage sheds engulfed .. That shed was burned completely to the ground. The other is still burning...Firefighters plan to let that fire burn itself out. They say that could take several hours.
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Coming up on News 7 .. President-Elect George W. Bush makes another historic appointment to his cabinet.. Now he's off to Washington.
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And no recounts here.. Bush wins the Presidency, and the cover of Time magazine, over Vice-President Al Gore.. Details, after the break.
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President-elect Bush seems to be making good on his promise to appoint a diverse administration. Yesterday, he named Colin Powell the country's first African-American Secretary of State. Today, Bush appointed a woman to lead the National Security Council. Terisa Estacio reports.
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((PRESIDENT-ELECT GEORGE W. BUSH SHOWED-OFF THREE MORE OF HIS APPOINTMENTS FOR THE NEW ADMINISTRATION -- AND HIS PICKS WERE NO SURPRISE.
"THANK YOU VERY MUCH MR. PRESIDENT-ELECT"
AS EXPECTED, DOCTOR CONDOLEEZA RICE HAS BEEN NAMED NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR. THE STANFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOLAR -- WHO ONCE SERVED UNDER BUSH'S FATHER -- WILL BE THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND THE FIRST WOMAN TO EVER HOLD SUCH A POST. RICE SAYS HER APPOINTMENT REFLECTS THE ENTIRE BUSH ADMINISTRATION.
CONDOLEEZA RICE/NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR: HE WILL HAVE AN ADMINISTRATION THAT IS INCLUSIVE, AN ADMINISTRATION THAT IS BI-PARTISAN, AND PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT, AN ADMINISTRATION THAT AFFIRMS UNITED WE STAND AND DIVIDED WE FALL."
BUSH ALSO NAMED TEXAS SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, AL GONZALEZ, AS WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL ... AND CAMPAIGN SPOKESWOMAN, KAREN HUGHES, AS COUNSELOR FOR STRATEGIC MATTERS. THE PRESIDENT-ELECT SAYS HE HOPES HIS CHOICES SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE.
PRESIDENT-ELECT GEORGE W. BUSH: - "THAT PEOPLE WHO WORK HARD AND MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS IN LIFE CAN ACHIEVE ANYTHING THEY WANT IN AMERICA."
BUSH LATER TRAVELED TO WASHINGTON DC TO FACE A MUCH BIGGER CHALLENGE..THERE HE'LL BEGIN MEETING WITH DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ... IN AN EFFORT TO BRING BOTH SIDES TOGETHER.
BUT EVEN WITH ALL THIS TALK OF BI-PARTISANSHIP, VICE-PRESIDENT ELECT DICK CHENEY SAYS BUSH STILL PLANS TO PUSH FORTH A CONSERVATIVE AGENDA.
DICK CHENEY/VICE-PRESIDENT ELECT: - "HE RAN ON A PARTICULAR PLATFORM .... WE HAVE NO INTENTION AT ALL OF BACKING OFF."
TERISA ESTACIO: WHO BUSH PLANS TO MEET WITH THIS WEEK ...
TERISA ESTACIO, CBS NEWS, AUSTIN, TEXAS ))



[Time-Magazine]


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President-elect Bush is TIME magazine's "Person of the Year."
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TIME says the Texas Governor was chosen for his strength in withstanding one of history's most challenging elections.
For 74 years, TIME has selected as Person of the Year someone who most affected the news for better or for worse.
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Bush narrowly beat Vice-President Al Gore for the honor. TIME decided last week the President-Elect - either one - would receive the title.[Tease2]
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Still ahead on News 7 .. We'll profile the woman who has taken charge of the Roanoke branch of the N-double-A-C-P...

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And a Christmas tradition takes a modern twist .. We'll be right back.
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[Va-Profile]


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Brenda Hale has taken the helm of the Roanoke Branch of the N-Double-A-C-P. Her victory in the November election is just the latest chapter in a story of challege and achievement. Joe Dashiell talks with Hale in this week's Virginia Profile.
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((BRENDA HALE/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: AFTER YOU DEVELOP ALL THIS EXPERIENCE, YOU WANT TO SERVE AND GIVE BACK BECAUSE WHEN GOD BLESSES YOU, YOU HAVE TO GIVE BACK.))
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Quick with a smile and a can-do attitude, Brenda Hale says she feels blessed. But she has also faced adversity.
Born in Roanoke, she and her siblings were separated in 1953 after her father killed her mother.
Hale moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut, where she was raised by a great aunt and uncle. A debutante at 17, she joined the U.S. Army soon after, and began a nursing career that would carry her around the world and eventually bring her back to the Roanoke Valley.
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((BRENDA HALE: I HAVE EXCELLENT SUPPORT FROM MY FAMILY, YOU KNOW, THEY ARE TO BE COMMENDED, BECAUSE WHEN I CALL THEM THEY SAY, "WHAT NOW?" THEY NEVER KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT FROM ME, BUT THEY KNOW I'M ALWAYS GOING TO BE INTO SOMETHING.))
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She became active in the NAACP at the urging of the late Reverend Charles Green... a longtime leader of the local branch.
Hale ran for President in 1998, and narrowly won the first election. But the vote was contested, and Martin Jeffrey won when a second election was held a few months later.
Fresh from her victory this Fall... Hale says she believes the chapter is ready to put any lingering divisions behind it.
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((WE CAN BRIDGE THAT, BECAUSE IF YOU SINCERELY CARE ABOUT IMPROVING THE COMMUNITY AND ABOUT HELPING PEOPLE, THEN THAT'S YOUR FOCUS.))
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Hale says she is passionate about building the chapter's membership. She's working on new task forces that will consider issues involving Education and the Law.
And she promises to give 100 percent as the branch continues the fight for racial equality in the Roanoke Valley.
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((BRENDA HALE: THE HORIZON IS BRIGHT, AND YOU KNOW THAT'S EXCITING TO ME... THE POTENTIAL OF THINGS YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ALL MIGHT BE, BUT I KNOW THAT THEY ARE OUT THERE. AND WE'RE GOING TO ACCOMPLISH THEM.))
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Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))[Nativity]


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A Roanoke church chose a modern way to share the story of Jesus and his birth this weekend.
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Rockingham Court United Methodist Church in Southeast Roanoke told the birth of Christ through a LIVE drive- through nativity scene. This is the fourth year the church has organized the nativity scene as a gift to the community.
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((ALLISON GUILLIAMS/CHURCH MEMBER: EVERYBODY'S IN GREAT SPIRITS, IT'S BEEN A REALLY GOOD NIGHT, LAST NIGHT THE WEATHER WASN'T COOPERATING WITH THE RAIN, BUT TONIGHT HAS BEEN MUCH BETTER EVEN WITH THE WIND, AND EVERYBODY'S IN GREAT SPIRITS, GOOD TROOPERS AND ARE OUT HERE BECAUSE THIS REALLY MEANS A LOT TO THE COMMUNITY IT'S BECOME A TRADITION.))
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Church members estimate three to four hundred cars visited the living nativity this weekend.
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School closing for Monday: Mount Rogers School in Grayson County...All other Grayson County schools ARE open tomorrow.
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The Virginia Cavalier have finished up exams and are now focussed on preparing for Georgia in the Oahu Bowl in Hawaii Christmas Eve.
Retiring football coach George Welsh is scheduled to announce today who will start at quarterback for the Cavaliers.


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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Red shirt freshman Bryson Spinner, who has played well in place of injured senior Dan Ellis, has himself been nursing a pulled hamstring. He injured his left hamstring against N.C. State and re-agravated it against Virginia Tech.
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The injury has restricted the mobile quarterback who returned to practice last Monday after missing two weeks.
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Spinner has only had two seasons with George Welsh and only one year in games since he red shirted last year. But Spinner has a strong respect for Welsh and even admits the somewhat distant Welsh is known to crack a smile every now and then.
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[S-Packers]


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The Green Bay Packers ended Minnesota's 13 game win streak and prevented the Vikings from clinching home field adv

antage throughout the playoffs with a 33 to 28 win.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/FOX SPORTS; :]


Dennis Green's Vikings fell behind 3 to nothing in the first.
Then Brettt Favre goes to the air and hits Antonio Freeman on the 18 yard T-D pass play to make it 10 to nothing Packers.
But the Vikings answered Duante Culpepper dodges a tackle and hooks up with Randy Moss on this 78 yard pass play and the Vikings trailed by 3, 10 to 7 in the first.
Minnesota would cut the lead to 2 in the third quarter when Culpepper hit Johnny McWilliams, who dives over the go

al line for the score to make it 23 to 21.
[SUPER=30-Green Bay/33/Minnesota/28/;]


But Favre goes to the air and hits Bill Schroeder on the 3 yard T-D pass and the Packers win it 33 to 28.
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[S-Panthers]


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The Carolina Panthers came from behind to beat San Diego 30 to 22 and give the Chargers the worst record in the league.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/CBS SPORTS; :]


Junior Seau ready for the action.
Charger quarterback Ryan Leaf goes up top and hits Terrell Fletcher on the 25 yard touchdown and San Diego led 9 to 7.
After falling behind 16 to 7, Steve Beuerlein hooks up with Issac Byrd on this 34 yard touchdown pass play but the Panthers still trailed 16 to 14 in the third.
[SUPER=30-Carolina/30/San Diego/22/;]


But the Panther special teams made up the difference returning a punt for a T-D then in the fourth Doug Evans scoops up this blocked field goal and scores the Panthers win it 30 to 22.
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[S-Jets]


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The New York Jets failed to wrap up an A-F-C playoff berth Sunday losing to Detroit 10 to 7.
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[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/FOX SPORTS; :]


The Jets took the early lead.
Curtis Martin takes the handoff and bulls his way over from the one yard line to make it 7 to nothing in the first quater.
New York led 7 to 3 in the fourth quarter then Detroit's James Stewart
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dives over the top and fumbles but Jeff Hartings recovers it in the end zone and the Lions win it 10 to 7.
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The Cavaliers are set to name their starting quarterback for the bowl game...More later on mornin.

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It might have been Jerry Rice's last home game as a San Francisco 49-er.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/FOX SPORTS; :]


His daughter sang the national anthem and he grabbed 7 passes for 74 yards.
But his teammate Terrell Owens stole the spotlight. Owens caught an N-F-L record 20 passes for 283 yards and a touchdown as the Niners blanked Chicago 17 to nothing.
And here are the N-F-L scores.
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They closed down Three Rivers Stadium yesterday as the Steelers played their final game at the Legendary facility.

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And after a celebration that honored those who made the stadium famous the Steelers went out and closed Washington's season beating the Redskins 24 to 3 and leaving the veteran Redskin players out of the N-F-L post season.
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The 7 and 8 Redskins have one game left at home against Arizozna.



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Joseph Forte and Kris Lang led the charge as 15-th ranked North Carolina beat Buffalo 95 to 74.
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Tar Heel coach Matt Doherty calling the plays.
Forte takes it to the hoop for the reverse layup and two of his game high 23 as the Tar Heels led by 2.
Buffalo's Jason Robinson answered with the three but Buffalo still trailed by three.
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North Carolina's Jason Capel pulls down this rebound his 10-th of the game and he becomes the second Tar Hell ever to get a triple double and Carolina wins it 95 to 74.
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The Young Bloods put on a show yesterday and the Los Angeles Lakers get the 104 to 101 overtime win over the Toronto Raptors.
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The Raptors rallied from 15 points down Vince Carter leading the way with 31 but the Lakers get the win 104 to 101 in overtime.
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Thats it for sports. Have a great day everybody.



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It was Tracy McGrady's day as the Grizzles hosted the Magic.
McGrady went 6 for 8 in the third finishing with 27 points as the Magic downed the Grizzles 101 to 91.
Here are the N-B-A and N-H-L scores.
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Thanks for having us in for news tonight....We'll leave you with some scenes from Mill Mountain "Zoo Night Lights." Good night.
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