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Coming up on News 7
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Will some downtown businesses have to go to make way for a new courthouse in Lynchburg?
Plus why teachers may not make the grade on pay in Roanoke-
And news from Norfolk southern that could affect workers and stockholders.
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Plus the world's oldest man on the secret to a long life.
News 7 is next.

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((WE HAVE A BUSINESS THAT'S BEEN THERE FOR 54 YEARS, TI'S GOING TO BE HARD TO GET ALL OF OUR PEOPLE USED TO MOVING AND IT'S GOING TO AFFECT OUR BUSINESS AND THAT CONCERNS ME, OBVIOUSLY.))
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Some Lynchburg business owners may be pushed out of downtown to make way for a new federal courthouse and post office.
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Federal officials say Lynchburg needs a bigger, more secure federal court.. and the postal service says IT needs room to expand.
But plans to build a new federal complex could mean some long-time downtown businesses would have to move.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( Business owners in the 1100 block of Lynchburg's Main Street had heard the rumors for a year, but now it's apparent that getting a new courthouse and post office means THEY'LL be filling out change of address cards.
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((RICHARD BRYANT/BUSINESS OWNER: IT WOULD BE NICE IF WE HAD SOME SORT OF AN IDEA OF WHEN A DECISION'S GOING TO BE MADE, SO WE CAN HAVE AN IDEA OF WHEN WE NEED TO START LOOKING FOR A NEW LOCATION FOR OUR BUSINESS.))
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((JEFF CLARK/BUSINESS OWNER: WE DON'T KNOW ANYTHING YET. IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE WHETHER THEY CAN ACTUALLY COME IN THERE HEAVY- HANDED AND MAKE US MOVE OR NOT, WE DON'T KNOW.))
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Federal officials provided just a bare- bones outline of their proposal to city council Tuesday.
Plans call for closing the current downtown post office and another at Miller Park.
A new facility and a new federal courthouse would then take up this entire square block between Main and Church Streets.
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((WALTER ERWIN/ACTING CITY MANAGER: THEY ARE VERY CONSCIENTIOUS ABOUT TRYING TO DESIGN A PROJECT THAT WOULD FIT WITHIN THE CITY, THAT WILL ENHANCE THE DOWNTOWN AREA AND WILL BE SOMETHING TO ANCHOR THAT END OF DOWNTOWN.))
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[Standup ] ((Officials say they should know in the next four or five months whether this project will even be financially feasible.. and that's when local business owners will find out whether they need to start looking for a new home. If it does happen, officials hope to break ground this winter and have both the courthouse and post office open for business by the summer of 2003. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))
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[NS-Restructuring]


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Mention Norfolk Southern to people in this region- and many have a connection.
So tonight- it's no wonder many people are worried after hearing today's news of major changes at the railroad.


It's not only workers, but stockholders and companies that rely on N-S that could be affected by today's news.
N-S will cut thousands of jobs- and reduce dividends over the next twelve months.
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One-thousand to two-thousand jobs are expected to go.
N-S will also reduce dividends by 70 percent, sell 12-thousand freight cars, eliminate or sell off 11 percent of its track, AND cut 10 underutilized facilities.
Union leader Tom McCoy says he's never seen the railroad make cutbacks like this. [tc:01:09:18]
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((T.R. MCCOY: OUR REGION IS ONLY GOING TO RECEIVE 13 MILES OF NEW RAIL NEXT YEAR. THE ENTIRE REGION. SO WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE SIZE OF THIS REGION, THAT'S NOT A WHOLE LOT OF RAIL.))
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Analysts say the cutbacks are likely a result of trouble with the "N-S- Conrail" merger, in combination with a slowing economy.
Still, they say, the restructuring may be what the company needs to get back on track.
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((BRIAN GOTTSTEIN/LEGG MASON: I THINK INVESTORS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR A PLAN FROM THE COMPANY, WAITING FOR SOME KIND OF TURN AROUND NEWS. AND I THINK WE SEE THAT HERE.))
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No word yet on which divisions and employees will be affected.
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The N-S news is a disappointment for community leaders, but it wasn't a suprise for those who've been following the railroad- and its recent troubles.
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The announcement has some families worried- who may be affected by a new round of lay-offs.
But elected officials, and economic development experts say they've seen it coming.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: THIS IS JUST MORE BAD NEWS FOR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. LAST YEAR, IT WAS MARTINSVILLE HENRY COUNTY AREA. WE DID HAVE SOME LAYOFFS AT NORFOLK SOUTHERN, BUT IT APPEARS THAT IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, WE'LL HAVE TO BEAR THE BRUNT OF SOME OF THESE CUTS.))
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The railroad's dominance of the local economy is a thing of the past.
Economic development officials say the latest restructuring shows just how important a diversified local economy is.
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[Norment-DUI]


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The man who wrote the law that lowered the D-U-I blood alcohol level in Virginia- was today charged with driving under the influence himself.
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Early this morning, Williamsburg state senator Tommy Norment was allegedly seen weaving off Interstate 64 near Richmond.
Norment sponsored a package of drunk driving reforms that became law in 1995- lowering the blood alcohol level from "point-1-0" to point "0-8."
He sponsored a third time habitual offender drunk driving law in 1999.
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This year, he's carrying legislation making it illegal to have an open container of alcohol in a moving car... and to study the dangers of using cell phones while driving.
NO word yet from State Police on what HIS blood alcohol level was alleged to be this morning.

[Hollingsworth]


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The head coach of Danville's high school basketball team is in trouble with the law.
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A grand jury indicted 42-year old Ronald Hollingsworth, seen here on the right, for taking indecent liberties with a female student under the age of 18.
Police say the incident happened on January Second during a school activity at the coach's home.
Hollingsworth became head coach at George Washington High School in July.
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Hollingsworth is free tonight after posting a ten thousand dollar bond.
Danville's school superintendent put him on administrative leave.
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Salaries for Roanoke City School teachers could fall below the National Average in the upcoming fiscal year. The school district HAS stayed at the national average for three years - but an updated general fund budget shows there's just not enough money to go around.
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Meredyth Censullo was at today's school board meeting as the Superintendent presented the newest budget .. What would it take to keep teacher salaries at least consistent with the national average?
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A three-percent pay raise for teachers would help the school system maintain their pay standards.
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The updated budget is an improvement over the budget proposed last month - which didn't contain ANY money for teacher raises, although a 3-percent raise was included in the unfunded portion. But changes in the amount of money being provided by the state and city HAS provided the school system with an additional 875-thousand dollars - enough to fund the one-percent employee pay raise. Harris hopes more money will be made available within the next month.
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((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: IF WE RECEIVE ADDITIONAL REVENUES I WILL PUT ALL THAT MONEY TOWARDS INCREASES IN SALARIES FOR EMPLOYEES...RIGHT NOW THAT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD.))
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Harris says he'd like the school system to remain competitive, and worries this small raise will drive some qualified teachers to other districts.
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The updated budget also includes money for five new Special Ed Aides and improvements to city magnet school programs.

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A proposal to create a seven period day for city high schools remains unfunded.

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President Bush is talking reading- writing and arithmetic today.
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Bush has unveiled an education program that would give failing schools three years to get themselves up to standard, or face a loss of federal funds.
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((WHEN SCHOOLS DO NOT TEACH AND DO NOT CHANGE, PARENTS MUST HAVE OTHER MEANINGFUL OPTIONS.))
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The money designated for the schools could instead be used for vouchers so parents could send their kids to another school.
At least one principal says that's the wrong answer.
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((EMERAL CROSBY/PERSHING HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: IT'S JUST LIKE IF A KID IS SERIOUSLY ILL, AND WE SAY WE'RE GOING TO TAKE YOUR MEDICINE AND GIVE IT TO SOMEBODY ELSE UNLESS YOU IMPROVE. THAT MEDICINE NEEDS TO STAY RIGHT THERE WITH THAT KID."))
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Bush's plan also calls for states to institute annual reading and math tests for students in every grade.
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Meanwhile, a lot of presidential staffers are finding it impossible to type the president's full name on their computer keyboards.
According to the Washington Post, outgoing Clinton administration staffers pulled the ``W'' keys off their comptuers as a "welcome- to- Washington" practical joke.
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Governor Gilmore said they should be voted out of office for raising taxes.
Now some area lawmakers are firing back-- that's still ahead on News 7.
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And a plea from the wife of one of the Texas Escapees asking her husband to give up.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office on a bust Tuesday night as the Express looks to cage the Lynx. The Virginia Tech women tangle with Wildcats while the Radford women look for a win against Elon. Plus, Cave Spring looks to get back in the groove after the Oak Hill headache, and our Super Bowl Hometown Hero series continu

es with Tiki Barber and Steve Mason in the house tonight on the Big 7.))[Texas-Escapees]


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Police in Colorado are looking under and around everything for the final two of the so called "Texas 7".
The two escapees are still on the loose-
Today the chase brought police to a van outside a Colorado motel- as Chris Lawrence reports.
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((The Texas 7 is now Texas 2.... And the dragnet has narrowed its focus: to convicted rapist Patrick Murphy Jr. and Donald Newbury, a convicted robber.

Newbury's wife is begging him to give up. Jacqueline Newbury/Donald's wife: The 2 fugitives had been driving an old van. But abandoned it outside a hotel in Colorado Springs. Police found the van with clothes and hair dye inside. Mark Mershon/FBI We're concerned that this may be used, or may have been exchanged for a switch vehicle. So we are, in follow up to this of course, interested in stolen automobiles especially in the area surrounding and in Colorado Springs. We're interested in any reports of car jackings, or attempted car jackings.... Four other escapees are already in custody. Police captured them peacefully Monday and took nearly three dozen loaded weapon from their trailer. A fifth fugitive committed suicide when police moved in. Before their capture, the escapees tried to lay low and blend in with their community. The disguise was working.))


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Pulaski County Supervisors are demanding an apology from Governor Gilmore.
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Last month, Gilmore lashed out at the supervisors for raising the property tax rate after he worked to cut the car tax.
He urged taxpayers to vote the supervisors out of office.
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Pulaski County Supervisor Charles Cook says Gilmore was out of line.
He and his fellow supervisors -- 4 Democrats and one Republican -- are sending a resolution to Gilmore, demanding an apology.
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((CHARLES COOK: WE TOOK IT AS A DIRECT SLAM ON OUR ACTIONS. IF YOU CHECK THE RECORDS, PULASKI CO. HAS ACTED VERY RESPONSIBLY AS FAR AS THE TAXES AND HOW WE APPLY THEM. AND THE TAXES FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS.))
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Last summer, supervisors voted to raise the property tax 50-cents cents on every 100 dollars of property. They say it was the first increase in 25 years -- intended to fund school and road improvements.
The move had no opposition then, but raised a ruckus when people opened their tax bills.
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The resolution goes to Gilmore this week.
It also calls for him to reinstate funds for a training center that he promised more than a year ago.
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Would you let a robot operate on your heart?
It'll soon be happening right here in Roanoke. We'll have details next.
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And this man has an awful lot of birthday candles to blow out-- 112 to be exact.
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Robots could soon be performing heart procedures in the Roanoke Valley.
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Carilion was chosen as one of several medical centers in the nation to test a robotic surgical system.
It's called da Vinci.
Doctors say the robot could reduce the discomfort patients feel during surgery.
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((DR. JOSEPH BAKER/CARDIOTHORACIC SURGEON: EVENTUALLY I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A STEPPING STONE TO ALLOW MORE ADVANCES IN MINIMALLY INVASIVE AND CHEST AND HEART SURGERY AND THAT HOPEFULLY WILL TRANSLATE TO LESS TRAUMA FOR PATIENTS AND QUICKER HEALING TIME))
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The da Vinci Surgical System allows doctors to perform heart operations through three small holes in the chest, each about an inch long.
Current procedures sometimes require opening the entire chest wall.
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[Oldest-Man]


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He is reportedly the world's oldest man- that's according to Guiness world records. Today he turns 112.
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Antonio Todde celebrated by downing a glass of red wine- the secret, he says- to his longevity.
Todde also enjoyed a birthday cake- a change from his strict Mediterranean diet of pork, veal and vegetables.
The rosy-cheeked man spent the day surrounded by his family - which includes a 97-year-old sister and two daughters, ages 80 and 77.
Todde's been a shepard all his life.
He did leave his native island once, to serve in World War One.
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It's time to get busy with Express hilites, two doses of women's college roundball from both ends of Prices Fork Road.
Plus, Franklin County looks to upset Cave Spring and Tiki Barber is in the Super Bowl spotlight.
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And speaking of the Super Bowl you can watch it here on Your Hometown Station this Sunday at 6. Today it was media day as reporters stood 30 deep hoping to get the quote of a lifetime from the Ravens Ray Lewis. Personally, I prefer the designer shades and sideburns of Heritage high school grad Keith Hamilton. Now your prep roundball digits.
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We begin this segment with the Express as they hosted Augusta and opened up the first of four straight home games.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Augusta vs. Express; :00]

The Roundhouse looked a little bit like a bull ring in the first, as Augusta plays the "Matador" defense and waves number 11, Mike Omicelli in off the right side. He beats Judd Lambert and the Express leads 1-to-nothing. But the visitors from Augusta would come back and net two goals in a two minute span, as the quick wrist shot from Jonas Soling beats a disgusted Daniel Berthiaume. The Lynx now leads the Express 2-to-1.
[SUPER=38-Augusta/2/Roanoke/5;]

Roanoke gets even in a furious first period as Adam Dewan assists Travis Smith just in front of the crease and the Express ties it at 2 and eventually gets the 5-to-2 win.
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[S-Hokies]


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The Lady Hokies pick up an important Big East win, handing 24th ranked Villanova the 65-59 loss.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Villanova vs. Va. Tech;]


Virginia Tech started strong. Amy Wetzel inside to (Terry) Tere Williams. Williams with the soft touch gets two of her 22.
The Hokies back on offense, Chrystal Starling makes the drive through the "D" and Tech goes up by as much as 10 in the first half.
Villanova took the advantage in the second half off the shooting of sophomore Trish Juhline. Juhline led all scorers with 27.
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The Wildcats went scoreless in the last five and a half minutes of the game. Tech went on a 13 and oh run to get the 65-59 victory in the Cassell.
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[S-Radford]


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Down 81 in Radford, Elon coach Brenda Paul and her Phoenix squad had an exasperating night in the Dedmon Center.
The Highlanders Kylie Williamson trips but still gets the ball to Amanda Neby. Neby gets the deuce and led all scorers with 17.
Elon could not stop Radford. Cody Silker drives into paint and downs the jumper in traffic.
The Phoenix's Erin Green finds Ivey Gee on the in bounds pass. Gee takes the shot over the defense and its good.
[super=33-Elon/36/Radford/54;]


But the Highlanders went to the mat for this one. Neby comes up with the ball and gets it to Williamson. Williamson makes a good finish and Radford picks up the Big South win beating Elon 54-36.
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[S-Cave]


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On the high school front, Cave Spring jumped back in the Roanoke Valley district wars last night three nights after tangling with Oak Hill in the Salem Civic Center.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Franklin Co. vs. Cave Spring; :00]

Dangerous and talented Franklin County was in the Knights' house last night. And the Eagles were soaring for most of the evening as Sean Preston scores. Franklin County led by 6 at the half and by one heading to the fourth quarter. But that's where J.J. Redick and the Knights took over. J.J. beats his man on the dribble drive with the scooping deuce.
[super=33-Franklin Co./54/Cave Spring/69;]

Then Redick with the dish to Tyler Lumsden. Cave Spring outscores Franklin County 18-to-4 in the fourth quarter to win it 69-to-54.
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[S-Tiki]


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The Super Bowl 35 media day frenzy in Tampa yesterday was largely centered around Raven's backer Ray Lewis.
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But Sunday it be the man trying to beat Lewis to the ounch Tiki Barber who has local fans locked in to the tube.
Steve Mason and photographer Scott Ayres caught up with former Cave Spring standout and found the superstar to be the same humble person he was before he hit the big time.
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((Tiki Barber's two thousand, 89 all purpose yards this season broke the Giants franchise record. He had career highs in rushing yards and touchdowns and was named Giants offensive MVP. And while he has taken the Big Apple by storm, Tiki Barber never forgets about the genuine Star City. ((:))
From the star city to the soap Opera Guiding Light where he and teammate Jason Seehorn made a cameo, Tiki's popularity explosion is just beginning. ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:)) But even Tiki Barber can ware down. Mom Geraldine might be hundreds of miles from Tiki in her Roanoke county administration office, but her honest and caring advice are close by, especially in the midst of all the super bowl hype surrounding her son. ((GERALDINE BARBER/TIKI'S MOM:))
Like his mom, Tiki has a tender heart and a tough heart, one that has allowed him to play four games with a broken bone in his left arm. He found this strength at home. ((:)) This is Tiki's contract year and the Giants organization has told him that after the super Bowl the franchise's number one priority is re-signing Tiki Barber. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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Linebacker Ben Taylor, who played hurt the second half of last season, will have reconstructive surgery to repair a ligament in his right ankle on Friday. He'll be out for 4-to-6 months. The all-Big East backer will have plenty of company in the sideline. Amherst native David Pugh will have arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle as well this Friday. Linebacker Jake Houseright had surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee last Friday.
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A Greensboro company is making sure thousands of Super Bowl fans will be comfortable during the big game on Sunday.
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Ticket holders will sit easier on these seat cushions made by LifeSpan Ventures. The company has assembled more than 75-thousand cushions that are already on their way to Tampa and awaiting eager fans. (------------)