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Coming up on News 7-
A live report from Richmond...
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....Reaction tonight to Governor Gilmore's State of the Commonwealth Address.
Three people are dead following a shooting in California.
And we'll hear from the San Diego Chargers head coach about Michael Vick entering the NFL draft.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]

News 7 is next.

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[sot 01;36:40]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE ISSUE BEFORE THIS ASSEMBLY IS WHETHER WE CONTINUE TO ADVANCE, OR WHETHER AT THE FIRST SIGN OF TROUBLE WE BACK AWAY.))
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[OUT Q=back away]
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Governor Jim Gilmore kicks off his last year in office with a question to lawmakers: were you "insincere" in your promise of no car tax?
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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Good evening, I'm Joy Sutton. Jean is off tonight.

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Governor Jim Gilmore will spend much of next week in Washington, being installed as George W- Bush's hand-picked chairman of the Republican National Commitee.
[SS=VA Capitol]


Tonight, he warned the newly-convened 2001 General Assembly to leave his budget intact... and "keep the trust of the people."
[Double Boxes=Joy and Ellen/Starlink]


Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol.
How did the lawmakers react tonight?
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[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=06-Richmond;]


Joy, you'll be hard-pressed to find a politician in Richmond who wants to stop the phase-out of the car tax.
But tonight, we were hard-pressed to find one who really liked the way the Governor's chosen to do it.
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[SUPER=@Clement; :00]
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[SUPER=@Edwards; :49]
[SUPER=@Griffith; 1:09]
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[OUT Q=future of Virginia.]
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((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/D-DANVILLE: I THOUGHT IT WAS A GREAT POLITICAL SPEECH. MIGHTY SHORT ON BEING ABLE TO BACK IT UP.)) [runs:06]
Even his critics say he's politically shrewd.
He blames the lagging economy on the Federal Reserve.
He says his cuts to state agencies will fund mental health priorities... NOT the car tax.
He borrows money to build colleges, so he can't be criticized for borrowing to cut taxes.
And he issues a stark challenge.
[sot HOUSE SPEECH 01:58:21]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: AS I WAITED IN LINE THERE WAS THIS GIANT OF A WORKING MAN IN FRONT OF ME... DON'T LET THE CAR TAX COME BACK JUST BECAUSE THE ECONOMY IS DOWN.)) [runs:15]

[sot 01:37:24]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS: IN ORDER TO CONTINUE ROLLING BACK HE'S SACRIFICING TOO MANY OTHER THINGS. THAT'S WHERE HE'S GOING TO CONTINUE TO HAVE A PROBLEM...IN PARTICULARL IN THE SENATE. BOTH REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS DO NOT THINK THAT'S A GOOD IDEA. NOW HE'S GONNA HAVE TO MAKE AN ALLIANCE WITH THE HOUSE REPUBLICANS IN ORDER TO GET HIS IDEAS THROUGH.)) [runs:16 ]
Salem's Morgan Griffith is the House Majority Leader.
[sot 01:40:07]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: I AGREE WITH THAT STATEMENT AND I GUESS THAT MAKES MY STATUS VERY IMPORTANT.)) [runs:04]
[sot 01:35:35]

((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: I DON'T THINK THIS BUDGET'S GOING TO GO VERY FAR AS HE'S PROPOSED IT. I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO BE DEMOCRATS THAT DO IT...KIND OF A MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING BY BOTH PARTIES THAT IT'S REALLY NOT WHAT'S BEST FOR THE FUTURE OF VIRGINIA.)) [runs:16]))
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It may be the Virginia political equivalent of "et tu Brute"... with formerly friendly Republicans playing Brutus to Jim Gilmore's Julius Caesar, stabbing away at his plan as early as tomorrow.
The Republican-led Senate Finance Committee is expected to begin attacking the tobacco money mechanism with which the Governor would help finance this budget.
[Double Boxes=Joy and Ellen/Starlink]
(QUESTION: If House Republicans are regarded as the linchpin to the Governor's plan, what do they want from him?)


That's where it helps Southwest Virginians for Vance Wilkins and Morgan Griffith to be in control. For starters, Morgan Griffith wants money for Roanoke Valley museums.

[Roanoke-Trespassing]


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The Roanoke City Police Department is trying a new approach to fight trespassing... and make the city safer.
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The department is partnering with landlords to enforce an ordinance that city council approved last summer.
Property owners may authorize police to act as their agent in the enforcement of trespassing laws.
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[SOT 12:53]
[IN Q=In the past]

((IN THE PAST, WE WOULD HAVE HAD TO ASK THE PERSON TO LEAVE. THEY WOULD LEAVE, AND THEY WOULD COME BACK UNLESS THEY WERE BARRED BY A LETTER FROM THE PROPERTY OWNER. NOW WE CAN BAR THEM ON THE SPOT WITH A BAR NOTICE AND IT CUTS OUT SEVERAL LAYERS OF THAT PROBLEM. AND WE DON'T HAVE TO WAIT FOR THEM TO COME BACK AND CREATE MORE PROBLEMS.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Rick Arrington/COPE Unit Commander]
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[OUT Q=create more problems.]
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So far, owners have signed up about 30 business and apartment properties for the program. Anyone interested in signing up should contact the city's COPE unit. [WX1] [11:00pm] [01/10/2001] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE Mention school delay tomorrow of Mt. Rogers Elementary.
It was an interesting day in San Francisco. A major winter storm roared ashore with wind gusts of 50mph.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA]

That of course renders most umbrellas useless as this lady discovered. The embarcadero was flooded for drivers and pedestrians alike. Torrential rains poured down for much of the day. The strong winds pushed waves over the roadway. The west is expected to stay stormy tomorrow.
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[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST [Toss back to anchor]

[CA-Shooting]


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Police in Northern California are still searching for the gunman they say opened fire inside a restaurant and office building today killing several people.
Chris Lawrence has the latest.
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(((SOT)

"I HEARD SIX LOUD POPS COMING FROM THE KITCHEN AREA." Craig Land jumped out of his seat in the restaurant when he heard those shots.
(SOT)

"I DOVE UNDER THE TABLE IN THE AISLE NEXT TO ME ..AND LAID THERE FOR A MINUTE ..AND WHEN I LOOKED UP I SAW PEOPLE RUNNING FOR THE DOOR." On Wednesday afternoon police say a man walked into the Lyon's restaurant outside Nevada City, California and opened fire. Witnesses say he targeted certain people inside.
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"A GUY HAD COME IN AND SAID WHERE'S THE MANAGER. AND SOMEONE POINTED OUT THE MANAGER IN BACK. THEY HEARD SHOTS AND EVERYBODY RAN." Including Craig Land, who was still under his table.
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"AND WHEN I GOT UP I WAS STANDING JUST FIVE FEET FROM THE GUY. HE WAS FACING THE BACK WITH HIS HANDGUN AT HIS SIDE ..VERY NONCHALANT." Police say ten minutes before the restaurant shooting, a man walked into a county building and shot three people. He killed two county workers, and wounded a third. Another victim broke his leg when he jumped out of a window to escape. When police could not find the shooter, they took all the employees to the sheriff's office, and closed down local schools. Within an hour, parents arrived frantically looking for their kids.
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"IN PITTSBURGH WE HAD SHOOTINGS LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME AND I ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT MY CHILD. BUT I'VE NEVER BEEN WORRIED BEFORE ..UNTIL TODAY." Investigators have been trying to determine if the same man committed both shootings. Chris Lawrence CBS News.))

[TWA-American]


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Plans are in the works for American Airlines to purchase TWA.
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The two carriers confirmed their plans today to combine in a complex, multi-billion dollar deal to create a larger carrier to compete with rival United Airlines.
It could be good news for TWA employees in terms of job protection, since the carrier recently filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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[IN Q=I thing it's a great win]

((BILL COMPTON/PRESIDENT & CEO, TWA: I THIS IT'S A GREAT WIN FOR TWA EMPLOYEES, I THINK IT'S A GREAT WIN FOR THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE, SPECIFICALLY ST. LOUIS, I THINK IT'S A GREAT WIN FOR OUR CUSTOMERS))
[SUPER=01-Bill Compton/TWA President & CEO]
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[OUT Q=for our customers]
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American will pay 500-million dollars for TWA.
The C-E-O of American say this is not a move to eliminate the competition but rather to build a network to take customers anywhere in the world.
Critics says the deal will mean fewer choices for consumers and higher prices because there will be less competition.
The deal still faces regulatory hurdles and fights from consumer groups.
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[NS-discrimination]


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Norfolk Southern will have to pay 28 million dollars to thousands of its African American employees.
The federal judge's ruling comes after a seven-year class action suit filed by an employee alleging race discrimination.
Some 77-hundred employees will get part of the 28 million.
Norfolk Southern has also agreed to establish good faith goals for minority promotions.
The company plans to celebrate African-American Railroader month each February beginning in 2002.

[Air-Cable]


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Yesterday we told you a local digital cable company stopped paying its employees AND the State Corporation Commission.
Today, News 7 learned Air Cable Roanoke owes its customers AND landlord money as well.
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Air Cable employs 40 people in Salem and Roanoke.
It uses wireless technology to provide digital quality television.
Customers were promised a ten dollar refund if they brought their Cox Cable bill to Air Cable.
Many customers say their still waiting for the refund.
Air Cable's Landlord says the company won't even return his phone calls.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=HOLD]


The company says its employees, the S-C-C, customers and landlord will "most likely" be paid on Friday or Monday.
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It's the latest trend in law-- guarunteed service for just a dollar a day.
We'll tell you what it's all about when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And cars with all the comforts of home-- the latest designs from the Detroit Auto Show.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((THIS IS DENISE ALLEN IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS DEPARTMENT: IT APPEARS MICHAEL VICK IS HEADED TO THE NFL. MAYBE TO THE CHARGERS WE'LL HEAR FROM SAN DIEGO'S HEAD COACH. VIRGINIA TECH SCORES ITS FIRST BIG EAST WIN IN MEN'S BASKETBALL AND THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MULTICAR RACE TEAM IN 2000 READIES FOR 2001. THOSE STORIES AND MORE LATER IN SPORTS.))

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Looking for a place to kick back, relax, maybe a home away from home?
Perhaps a place to do some work?
Believe it or not, you can find them on four wheels.
Drew Levinson shows us.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carl Hillenbrand/Chevrolet; :10 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Mark Hitchins/Pontiac; :16]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:01]
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((So you thought those things on four wheels were just designed to take you from point A to point B? Well think again.


(SOT 13:02:50 CARL HILLENBRAND/CHEVROLET)

WE HAVE A SEAT MASSAGER, I CAN TURN THIS ON, GET A NICE COMFORTABLE MASSAGE AS I AM DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD.
(SOT HITCHENS 12:48:22)

FOR INSTANCE YOU'VE GOT THE REMOVABLE COOLER UP HERE. The so-called Gee Wiz gadgets being shown off at the North American International Auto Show are designed to make your life more fun and functional. Some can easily be turned into rolling offices with places for computers and telephones. Here's the ultimate in hands free calling just talk to the phone.
(SOT 13:04:24)

TELEPHONEYES? And it talks back
(SOT 13:04:26)

PHONE BOOK YOU HAVE TWO ENTRIES IN YOUR PHONE BOOK. Other vehicles take you far away from work.
(SOT 12:48:49 MARK HITCHINS/PONTIAC)

ITS A CAR, ITS A TENT, IT WILL TAKE YOU WHERE YOU WANT AND DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. The Pontiac Aztec takes you to the wilderness, then with its custom fitted inflatable mattress and pop up canopy, it gives you a place to spend the night.
(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON 13:11:19)

AND IF YOU THINK ALL OF THESE VEHICLES WITH THEIR FANCY GADGETS INCLUDE ALMOST EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK..I GIVE YOU THE KITCHEN SINK. Plus the kitchen stove and refrigerator and fancy tv monitors. There's nothing like going on the road to feel like you're at home or the office. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Detroit.))


[Pino's]


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An old Danville favorite has a new location.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/December 11]


Last month, fire destroyed the Pino's Italian restaurant on Westover Drive.
This week, Pino's re-opened in a temporary location a few miles down the road from the old one.
Workers believe their customers played an important role in its comeback.
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[IN Q=I lost everything]

((SAM FOUAD/OWNER: I LOST EVERYTHING IN ONCE. IT WAS, IT SHOCKED WHEN I LOOK AND EVERYTHING WAS GONE. LIKE THIS, IT WAS GOINE. BUT THANK GOD I FOUND HELP RIGHT AWAY.)) ((JOANN MAXEY/WAITRESS: I SEEN HIM WHILE I WAS HELPING. THEY WOULD COME IN AN ASK IF THEY CAN DO ANYTHING. THE SUPPORT IN DANVILLE HAS BEEN REALLY GOOD.))
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[SUPER=01-JoAnn Maxey/Waitress; :09]
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The owners has already started re-building in his original location.
The project should be completed in four or five months.
Firefighters still don't know what caused the fire.
The fire marshal says the damage was too extensive to determine the exact cause, but he does not suspect arson.
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[Coffee-Counselors]


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Giving up a cup of coffee a day could give you some legal peace of mind.
A new legal service in Roanoke is working to make that happen.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


These so-called "coffee counselors" provide legal service for a retainer fee that costs less than a cup of coffee per day.
For about a dollar a day, Pre-Paid legal services provide free legal advice, a will, and selected court appearances.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Pre-paid legal is]

((DAVE WHICHARD: PRE PAID LEGAL IS THERE TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD. PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS WE OFFER TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC IS 24-HOUR A DAY COVERAGE.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Whichard/Pre-Paid Legal Services]
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[OUT Q=a day coverage.]
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[VO-NAT]


While the service is new to Roanoke, it's been around for almost 30 years.
So far, about a million people in America pre-pay for the their legal service.
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Still ahead on News 7-- Virginia Tech fans get ready for life after Vick.
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And she saw service in North Africa, Italy, Normandy and Greece-- now one of the last L-S-T's afloat has a new home in Alabama.
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[Warship]


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A group of World War II veterans sailed a piece of the war AND themselves into Mobile, Alabama today.
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[VO-NAT]
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The L-S-T has seen a lot of history-- much like the dedicated vets who set out to save the historic ship and bring it home.
The crew members, many in their 70s, saved the ship from being scrapped by the Greek Navy.
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((JAMES EDWARDS/LST CREW MEMBER; EMOTIONAL, IT'S WONDERFUL))
[SUPER=01-James Edwards/LST Crew Member]
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The crew members have spent a year trying to salvage the ship so it could be sailed back from Greece.
They left Gibraltar (Gi-bra-talter) thirty days ago.
Rough seas and unpredictable weather didn't exactly make the voyage smooth sailing.
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[SOT 17:02:39.03]
[IN Q=WE NEVER THOUGHT]

((ROBERT JORNLIN/LST CAPTAIN; WE NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD BE SO DIFFICULT TO DO, BUT WHEN YOU START DOING IT YOU JUST COMPLETE IT))
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Mobile will be the last stop for the L-S-T, the vets hope to turn it into a floating museum there.
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Gusting winds knocked out power to hundreds of Bedford County residents, and damaged dozens of homes and businesses last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Bedford City police say high winds blew out windows and damaged awnings on several downtown businesses.
Nearby on Peaksview Street, this car was crushed by a falling pine tree.
Crews also spent several hours removing a giant oak tree that toppled on the front lawn of a home on Sunset Drive.
Authorities say about 90 homes suffered damage to roofs and siding.
No injuries were reported.
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[2-SHOT]
Now time to check back-in with Robin.....

[Tech-React]


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As you've probably heard by now, Michael Vick appears to be headed to the N-F-L.
That has die-hard Hokie fans cheering and jeering.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Former Tech football player- turned- Blacksburg- business- owner Bill Ellenbogen says he would hate to see Vick go.
But he says the prospect of being a first round draft pick is too precious to pass up.
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[SOT 1:08:25 - :36]
[IN Q=As a Hokie fan,]

((BILL ELLENBOGEN/FORMER TECH PLAYER: AS A HOKIE FAN, I'D LOVE TO SEE HIM STAY HERE AND PLAY FOOTBALL FOR ANOTHER YEAR AND GIVE VT A CHANCE TO WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP, BUT EITHER WAY HE'S GOING TO PLAY FOOTBALL AND CERTAINLY, IT'S VERY TEMPTING TO TAKE THAT BIG POT OF MONEY AS A HIGH DRAFT CHOICE.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Ellenbogen/Former Tech Player;]
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[OUT Q=a high draft choice.]
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[VO-NAT]


Student athlete Kayleen Gloor says Vick is just showing good business sense ... and that the Hokies can excel with or without him.
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[SOT 1:04:15 - :32]
[IN Q=It will take a lot]

((KAYLEEN GLOOR/TECH SOPHOMORE: IT WILL TAKE A LOT OUT OF THE TEAM HE'S BROUGHT A LOT BUT IT WILL ALSO GIVE A CHANCE FOR THE REST OF THE TEAM TO GET SOME ACTION GOING RATHER THAN HAVE ALL THE ATTENTION ON HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Kayleen Gloor/Tech Sophomore;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=attention on him.]
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[VO-NAT]


Fans say they'll follow Vick's career with pride, knowing that he got his start at Tech.
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[2-SHOT]
Denise it seems people can't stop talking about Vick

[S-Extra]


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Coming up Tech's Lee Suggs has been getting wooed by agents. Suggs talks about that and the possiblity of quarterback Michael Vick going pro.
The Hokies men's basketball team picks up its first Big East win and Joe Gibbs Racing tries for a repeat as Winston Cup Champion.
Here's our Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]


That's right, former Cave Spring and UVA star and now New York Giant Tiki Barber is in Spike Lee's latest creation...a promo for the NFL playoffs called "Show Me Something."
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[IN Q=yeah!]

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[S-Michael]


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This afternoon at three, Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick will hold a news conference where he will announce his intentions to enter the NFL draft.
One of the teams he could go to is San Diego.
Steve Mason has Chargers coach Mike Riley's thoughts on Vick, reaction to the quarterback's situation from Frank Beamer, Lee Suggs and Jarrett Ferguson and a statement from receiver Andre Davis.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :18]
[SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL; :38]
[SUPER=01-Jarrett Ferguson/Va. Tech Fullback; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/Va. Tech Tailback; 1:09]
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((Frank Beamer, along with Virginia Tech assistant Jim Cavanaugh will attend Vick's news conference in Newport News tomorrow. Beamer expressed his support of Michael's decision in spite how much his loss hurts the team next season. Beamer commented from Atlanta this afternoon where he was attending the coaches convention. ((FRANK BEAMER:))
Vick was the nation's leading passer in 1999, but injuries hurt his stats this past season, but he returned to form to win Gator Bowl MVP honors. His departure is a shock to some of his teammates, but tailback Lee Suggs and full Back Jarret Ferguson, the primary offensive weapons returning in the backfield next season, are already preparing to take on the load. ((:)) ((:))
Vick's NFL value has become contagious. Suggs, who racked up over 30 touchdowns this past season, has received 15 emails from different sports agents just over the last several days. Lee has NOT responded, in compliance with NCAA rules and will be back next season. ((:))
In other good news for Tech, receiver Andre Davis, rumored to be leaving with Vick, released a statement from his home in Niskayuna New York where he is healing from recent ankle surgery.))
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[S-Tech]


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The wait is over for the Hokies.
The Virginia Tech men's Basketball team picked up its first ever Big East Conference win.
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Last night the Hokies stopped the Hurricanes of Miami from taking the Cassell by storm.
The first half was close though, Miami's Michael Simmons dishes off to James Jones. Jones pulls up and downs this one for three.
The Hokies' Brian Chase puts on the moves to get free from the defender, then Chase unleashes the three point bomb for Tech.
The Hokies and the Hurricanes traded three point goals this time it's Miami's Marcus Barnes, firing one off from the top of the key.
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Joe Hamilton finds Danny Gathings on the baseline. Gathings makes the strong move to the hoop and rocks the board with the dunk and Tech gets the 85-74 victory over Miami.
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NASCAR's most successful multicar team in 2000 is anxious to pick up where it left off last year.
In this report from the NASCAR Media Tour Mike Stevens and photgrapher Lynn Eller check in from Joe Gibbs Racing.


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