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Your local news on News 7-
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Begins with the man accused of gunning down his co-workers in Massachusetts.
A fire evacuating medical personnel in Lynchburg.
A classical piano player among the F-B-I's most wanted.
And a first night celebration in Blacksburg this weekend.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


We'll have all that and more on NEWS 7 at 11.
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[VO-NAT]

A quirky loaner - that's how people who knew the man accused of gunning down seven co-workers the day after Christmas.

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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry..

[Office-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Michael McDermott pled not guilty today to seven counts of murder Prosecutors say McDermott specifically targeted his victims at the Internet consulting firm where he worked. But his attorney says McDermott has psychiatric problems, and has been taking medication. Gretchen Carlson has more.
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[SUPER=01-Thomas O'Reilly/Wakefield Prosecutor;:10]
[SUPER=01-Martha Coakley/Middlesex Co. District Attorney;1:24]
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Carlson/Reporting;1:31]
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((42 year old Michael McDermott showed no emotion standing before a judge Wednesday morning even as prosecutors re-created the grizly scene of the shooting massacre at Edgewater Technology.

SOT: Thomas O Reilly/Wakefield Prosecutor


McDermott is accused of gunning down seven of his co-workers Tuesday. He was a software tester at the Internet consulting firm and apparently arrived at work after Christmas in good spirits, talking to other workers. But a few hours later McDermott allegedly started the shooting spree...specifically targeting employees in the accounting and human resources departments.

SOT: Thomas O Reilly/Wakefield Prosecutor


Police say McDermott may have been upset after the IRS asked Edgewater Technology to start garnishing his wages to pay back taxes. He was apprehended in the lobby heavily armed with an ak-47 rifle, a shotgun and a semi-automatic pistol

SOT: Defense Attny/ "In treatment, on medication"


After searching McDermott's home, police say they found more evidence linking him to the crime. They say they found bomb making magazines and boxes full of chemicals labelled dangerous.

SOT: Martha Coakley/Middlesex County District Attorney: "It is always a wakeup call when this happens and for people

to say that it cannot happen, Obviously it disproved unfortunately yesterday. "
GRETCHEN CARLSON,..CBS NEWS ))

[Stabbing]


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A 17-year-old girl accused of killing a Roanoke woman appeared before a judge today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday]


Prosecutors say Nastassia Nakita Brown stabbed and killed 22-year old Monique Swain early yesterday morning.
Family members say Swain died while shielding her younger sister from Brown, in a dispute about Brown's ex-boyfriend.
The Prosecutor says Brown will automatically be tried as an adult.
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[IN Q=There is a statue\16:58:49]

((MELVIN HILL-ASST. COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY: THERE IS A STATUE THAT STATES IF AN INDIVIDUAL IS CHARGED OVER 14 AND CHARGED WITH CERTAIN CRIMES, MURDER BEING ONE OF THEM. THEN THE INITIAL HEARING IN JUVENILE COURT BECOMES A PREMILIMARY HEARING AND THE JUDGE DECIDING IF IT IS SENT TO THE GRAND JURY. OBVIOUSLY, IN CIRCUIT COURT WHERE THE DEFENDANT WILL BE TRIED AS AN ADULT.))
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The judge appointed a public defender in Brown's case and scheduled a hearing for January 9th.
She is being held without bail.
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[Lynchburg-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Investigators are looking in to the cause of a fire at a Lynchburg medical center tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]

Firefighters were called to Physicians Treatment Center on Sheffield Drive shortly after 6 this evening. They quickly exstinguished flames coming from the backside of the building. Employees were evacuated .. No one was injured.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [Robin-Tease] [12/27/2000]
[SS=NONE]ROBIN IN WX-CENTER


It's been rather chilly this week but rather quiet compared to the south.
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Folks in the southern Plains are trying to find creative ways to stay warm... Power is still out to more than 315-thousand homes and businesses in Arkasas .. Winter ice storms downed trees and power lines .. The power companies have reported getting some circuits back on, but as tree limbs give under the weight of the ice, power is being lost again...Icy streets have kept many residents from leaving their dark homes...
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[WXPRO/FULL] WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST FIVE DAY FORECAST

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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President Clinton has appointed a black judge to the federal appeals court that serves Virginia.
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Richmond Attorney Roger Gregory will fill an opening on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Clinton used his power to make the appointment while Congress is in recess.
North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms has blocked three black nominees in the last seven years, saying the circuit has enough judges.
But Clinton says openings on the bench have created a backlog in cases.
And he says it's a ``travesty'' the fourth circuit has never had an African-American judge
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[Patient-Records]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Hospitals, doctors, and insurance companies will soon be required by law to keep your medical records private.
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President Clinton says the new regulations are needed now more than ever because of the computer age.
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[SOT16:48:03, On Clinton tape]
[IN Q=Nothing is more private than someone medical or psychiatric]

((PRESIDENT CLINTON: NOTHING IS MORE PRIVATE THAN SOMEONE'S MEDICAL OR PSYCHIATRIC RECORDS AND THEREFORE IF WE ARE TO MAKE FREEDOM FULLY MEANINGFUL IN THE INFORMATION AGE WHEN MOST OF OUR INFORMATION IS ON SOME COMPUTER SOMEWHERE, WE HAVE TO PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF INDIVIDUAL HEALTH RECORDS))
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The regulations will apply to paper and electronic records as well as oral communications.
Patients will now have to give written permission before their information can be released.
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[IN Q=The privacy i think is more of what]

((THE PRIVACY I THINK IS MORE OF WHAT SYSTEM WE USE AND HOW USE THEM AND WHAT WE DO SHARE WITH OTHER VENDORS LIKE DOCTORS OR OTHER COMPANIES THAT MIGHT BE OUTSIDE OF BILLING))
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The new law takes affect in two years.
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[Most-Wanted]


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A classical pianist has joined the likes of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden on the F-B-I's 10 Most Wanted list.


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( Eric Franklin Rosser is an American musician who's accused of producing and distributing explicit photos and videos f

rom Thailand. The F-B-I says one video contains sexually explicit material of Rosser with an 11-year-old girl. The F-B-I started focusing on Rosser after vast amounts of child porn were found in the home of an associate of his in Indiana. Rosser is now on the fugitive list, because the F-B-I is afraid he can't control himself.)
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((OF GREAT CONCERN IS THE POSSIBILITY THAT ROSSER MIGHT CONTINUE TO USE HIS MUSICAL SKILLS AND TALENTS TO LURE AND HARM ADDITIONAL VICTIMS.))
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Authorities in Thailand arrested Rosser in February on charges of lewd behavior and possessing pornographic materials.
He disappeared after being released on bail.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Stay a city, or become a town? Thats the question before Clifton Forge residents. We'll explain after the break.
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[VO-NAT]

And a dizzying rescue from a California cliff today .. News 7 at 11 will be right back.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((A NIGHT OF COMEBACKS IN SPORTS. MARIO LEMIEUX SUCCESSFULLY COMES OUT OF RETIREMENT. MARSHALL BOUNCES BACK FROM A SLOW START TO THE SEASON TO WIN THE MOTOR CITY BOWL. BUD FOSTER STAYS AT TECH AND HIGH SCHOOLS ARE HOOPING IT UP IN HOLIDAY TOUNAMENTS. HIGHLIGHTS LATER IN THE NEWSCAST.))

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Actor Robert Downey, Junior, played the role of criminal defendant today in a California courtroom.
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He pled "NOT Guilty" to possession of cocaine and possession of a tranquilizer and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
The drug charges stem from his arrest during Thanksgiving in Palm Springs.
The 35-year old actor was arrested just four months after his release from prison on an earlier drug conviction.

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((WE ENTERED A PLEA OF NOT GUILTY AND WE PUT THE MATTER OFF UNTIL JANUARY 2001 FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXPLORING FURTHER OUR OPTIONS AND LOOKING AT THE EVIDENCE))
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[OUT Q=at the evidence.]
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Downey could get three years in prison on each of the new felony charges.
Just last week he was nominated for a Golden Globe award for his role on the Fox television series ''Ally McBeal.''
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[Cliff-rescue]


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A dramatic airborne rescue today from a steep cliff near Los Angeles.
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[SUPER=03-Altadena, CA]


A couple of hikers had gone off the trail in a mountainous area and were stranded.
An L-A County rescue chopper plucked the hikers off a cliff.
On the second run, everything seemed to be going well, then the cable cinched the rescue paramedic between the legs and he was thrown off balance.
Before the helicopter pilot could find another ledge to safely set them down again, the rescuer and the rescued had gone into a spin, making 20 revolutions.
Everyone got out okay.
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[Fatal-Accidents]


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An accident on Route 220 in Henry County this afternoon killed a North Carolina man and sent his wife to the hospital.
State police say 57-year-old Gary Lee Fish was turning left onto 220 when his vehicle was struck by an oncoming pick-up. Fish was killed .. His wife was taken to the hospital - her condition isn't known. And an accident in Pittsylvania County this morning killed a 21-year-old Rustburg man. State police say Nathan Asher Neel was heading South on Route 29 when he hit the median. Neel was ejected from his car .. He was prounounced dead at Lynchburg General.

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Police say an unsafe speed caused a tractor trailer to overturn on Highway 501 today - blocking traffic north of Boonsboro for most of the afternoon.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

The chip truck had been taking a downhill turn when it tipped over into the oncoming lane of traffic. No one was injured. Emergency crews closed the road early this afternoon to right the rig.
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[IN Q=Usually when a...]

((USUALLY WHEN A TRUCK OVERTURNS LIKE THIS YOU HAVE A LOT OF DIESEL FUEL SPILLING AND STUFF AND WE'RE ON A DOWNHILL SLOPE, SO WE WAS A LITTLE CONCERNED ABOUT THAT BUT RIGHT NOW THE TANKS ARE SEALED UP AND DOIN' JUST FINE.))
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[OUT Q=...doin' just fine.]
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The truck driver was cited for taking the curve too quickly.
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[Clifton-Forge]


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Residents will have a chance next week to voice their opinions for and against Clifton Forge becoming a town.
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A three judge panel will hear from citizens as well as attorneys for the city of Clifton Forge and Alleghany County. The panel is expected to render a decision before February eighth. If the judges approve a reversion agreement, voters in Clifton Forge will vote on the issue in the spring. The meeting will be held next Tuesday at two in Alleghany County Circuit Court in Covington.
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[BV-Heads]


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Three giant figures in American history will be picking up and moving on.
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[SUPER=03-Buena Vista/September; ]

Abraham Lincoln, William Henry Harrison and Zachary Taylor have made their home in Buena Vista for the past four months. The giant busts were loaned to the city by the developer of a presidential theme park which will open next year. Last week, the director of Buena Vista's parks and recreation department wrote to Everette Newman hoping to make the busts a permanent part of Glen Maury Park. Newman says the busts can NOT stay.
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They'll be moved to his theme park in York County in the spring. But Newman says he is interested in meeting with city leaders about developing a theme park of famous Virginians.

[VA-Lottery]


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The winning numbers from tonight's Virginia Lottery drawing are coming up .. But first, we have a correction to last night's numbers to pass along. We incorrectly displayed the numbers from last night's "Pick 4" drawing. The CORRECT numbers are 3 - 1 - 3 - 7. We apologize for the error.
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Expect to see plenty of Clemson orange around Blacksburg if the Hokies fall prey to the Tigers in the Gator Bowl... We'll explain after the break.
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[VO-NAT]

And now that the Christmas shopping "buzz" is wearing off, plenty of bargain hunters are suffering from holiday shopping hangovers. Some common cures - a little later.
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[Gator-Bet]


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Just a few more days til the Hokies take on Clemson in this year's Gator Bowl in Jacksonville Florida.
Lots of bets have probably already been placed.
Now, even the mayor of Blacksburg is taking a gamble.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]

Mayor Roger Hedgepeth made a friendly call to Clemson's mayor, checking to make sure the bet between the two was still on. If the Hokies win the Gator Bowl, government officials in Clemson will have to wear Tech jersey's to their public meetings. The same is true for Blacksburg if Clemson wins.
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[SOT :11:27-:11:41]
[IN Q=OUR MANAGER]

((ROGER HEDGEPETH/MAYOR OF BLACKSBURG; OUR MANAGER AND THE STAFF, THEY THINK OF A LOT OF FUN THINGS TO MAKE LOCAL GOVERNMENT INTERESTING AND SO IT GERMINATED SOMEWHERE HERE IN THE TOWN HALL THROUGH THE STAFF.))
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This is the second year Mayor Hedgepeth has made the bet. Last year, Blacksburg town council members had to wear Florida state jersey's after Tech's loss in the Sugar Bowl.
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[First-Night]


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A lot of Virginia Tech fans will ring in the new year in Florida. For those who can't make the trip, Blacksburg will have its own celebration.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]

This is the first year Blacksburg will have a First Night celebration for New Years. Town officials agree that the crowd size may be smaller than they hoped, since many fans are heading south to the Gator Bowl. But, they say the celebration will still be a blast.
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[IN Q=WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD]

((HEATHER BROWNING/BLACKSBURGSPOKESPERSON; WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT AND I THINK THEY CAN EXPECT A LOT OF EXCITEMENT A LOT OF LIVE MUSIC AND JUST SOMETHING VERY DIFFERENT FOR THE TOWN OF BLACKSBURG ON NEW YEAR'S EVE.))
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[OUT Q=ON NEW YEAR'S EVE.]
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[VO-NAT]

You'll need a button to get into the event. They can be purchased at the Blacksburg Post Office. The celebration starts at seven and will last til midnight, ending with fireworks.
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[Holiday-Hangover]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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Holiday shoppers may feel a little queasy once they get their credit card bills.
Here're some tips to help cure the holiday shopping hangover.
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[PRE PRO]
The Consumer Credit Counseling service says stop charging until all of your balances are paid.
Total up holiday charges to get a clear picture of holiday debt.
Develop a repayment plan, consider a part-time job.
Always pay off cards with highest interest first.
And finally, budget for next year. [END PRE PRO]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


After holiday sales aren't so easy to budget for.
So holiday shoppers can turn to the Counseling Service for a debt payment plan.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is for people]

((STEVE PUBLICOVER/CCCS: THIS IS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE GOTTEN THEMSELVES INTO A LOT OF CREDIT TROUBLE WHO ARE NOT ABLE TO MAKE PAYMENTS AS THEY'RE CONTRACTED TO, AND THIS COULD BE FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS.))
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[OUT Q=variety of reasons.]
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[PRE PRO PAGE 2]
If you're interested you can call the Counseling Service at 366-2227.
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Coming up in sports, Bud Foster says he's staying at Tech, former Penn State Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky appears to be the top choice for Goerge Welsh's old job and Mario Lemieux returns to the ice.
But first our Extra Point.
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[SUPER=76-NFL; :]


The St. Louis Rams' Marshall Faulk is the NFL Most Valuable Player.
He was selected for the award in balloting conducted by The Associated Press.
Faulk set an NFL record with 26 touchdowns.
He scored eleven of those touchdowns in the last three weeks of the season.
He had three, four-T-D games during the year.
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[S-High]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
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The High School Holiday Basketball tournaments continue tonight.
Our crew stopped by the Northside Invitational.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Pulaski Co. vs. Lord Botetourt;]


Lord Botetourt and Pulaski County suited up for the first game of the night.
The Courgars' Jeff King serves it up to Matt Roan. Roan picks up the easy two.
The Cavaliers answer back, Johnny Crowe with the bounce pass to Jared White to cut Pulaski's lead to 10.
[super=33-Pulaski Co./70/Lord Botetourt/46;]


But the Cougars were too much for Botetourt to handle. Gary Hash gets the bucket and Pulaski County comes away with the 70 to 46 win.
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[wipe wipe wipe wipe][S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-86 tc 23:01]

[wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./EC Glass vs. Northside;]


EC Glass was in the groove for the nightcap with host Northside.
The Vikings would get things started as Darren Naff unleashes the long bomb to Tommy Morgan. Morgan finishes for two.
Glass' AG Robinson finds Cedric Jones with the bounce pass. Jones gives it right back and Robinson pulls up and downs the "J."
[super=33-EC Glass/48/Northside/45;]


Michael Eubank goes looking for David Short. Short gets the lay up and Glass goes on to beat Northside, 48-to-45.


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[S-Marshall]


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[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-80 tc 57:00]
[GRAPHIC=Marshall]


Some counted the Thundering Herd out after a slow start to the season.
But this afternoon Marshall won its third straight Motor City bowl beating Cincinnati 25-14.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI/ESPN;]


The Herd scored on the fourth play of the game when Byron Leftwich connects with Darius Watts. Watts turns the 20 yard pass into a 77 yard touchdown reception and a seven-nothing Marshall lead.
[super=36-Marshall/25/Cincinnati/14;]


Frank Wallace's four yard run gave the Thundering Herd an eight point advantage and Marshall beats Cincinnati 25-14.
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[S-MARIO]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[NEWSCAST=11P]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-83 tc 43:54]
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Mario is still super. Lemieux came out of retirement and picked up three points.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/ESPN;]


He did it on this goal and two assists to help Pittsburgh beat Toronto five to nothing.
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[S-Bowl]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-84 tc 44:29]
[GRAPHIC=gator bowl]


The Hokies hit the practice field in Jacksonville today.
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[VO-NAT]
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Frank Beamer says today's practice started their normal game week preparations.
He says the starting defense practices against Tech's starting offense, so the "D" should be well prepared for Clemson's quarterback Woody Dantzler.
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Being overlooked by the BCS has Virginia Tech players seeing red.
Mike Stevens says an angry Tech squad could be bad news for Clemson.
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(( `You need only check out the recent history of the Gator Bowl to understand why the Hokies are favored to Tame the Tigers. After the 1997 season, North Carolina was in a situation similar to Tech's. The Tarheels had just finished a 10-and-1 regular season - yet they too were passed over by the big bowls. On January 1st 1998 - the Tarheels took their frustrations out Frank Beamer and his boys - whipping Tech 42-to-3. ((WILLIE PILE:)) A healthy Vick should be enough to help the Hokies realize their goals. But Michael remembers the problems he had against Clemson last season and he knows he'll get an eyeful from their defensive leader next Monday afternoon. ((MICHAEL VICK:)) ((KEITH ADAMS:)) Our coverage from Jacksonville will be highlighted by a Tech 2000 half hour special this Saturday night at 7 right her

e on Your Hometown Station. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.)) [S-Foster]


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Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster formally withdrawn his name from consideration for the UVa job.
Foster says the timing just wasn't right.
He also says it wouldn't be right to leave his mentor for the past 21 years.
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Foster has played and coached under Beamer since the two first met back in 1979 at Murray State.

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Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky appears to be the frontrunner for the UVa heading coaching job.
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He retired last year after 32 seasons as an assistant under Joe Paterno, 23 of those as defensive coordinator.
The 56 year old has ties to Virginia. He played under George Welsh when Welsh was an assistant at Penn State.
The website says Sandusky even has part of his staff lined up.
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