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Coming up on News 7- Remains found in Montgomery County may be those of a Virginia Tech student missing for more than 20 years...
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A motorist traveling the wrong way is at the heart of an accident in Roanoke tonight... And, police release the 9-1-1 call from the Texas mother accused of killing her five children...
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.
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A woman travels the wrong way on 581 through the heart of Roanoke. The resulting accident injures five and backs up traffic in both directions.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

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Police tell us the woman got onto the northbound lanes of 581 .. heading south .. at Orange Avenue.
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She drove the wrong way for the better part of a mile until striking a northbound car with two adults and two children inside near Elm Avenue, just after seven. Rescuers had to pry open at least one vehicle to get some of the victims out. The accident blocked two of the three northbound lanes as they approached Elm Avenue .. and backed up traffic in both directions.
We have no further word on the victims' names or conditions.
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[**WIPE**WIPE**]

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[**WIPE**WIPE**]
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Less than two hours later, another accident tied up Route 460 east of the the city .. near Cloverdale Road. County police tell us a van, a pickup truck and a car were involved in this one .. but since vehicles came to rest in both directions of traffic, investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what happened.
No word yet on injuries. Traffic was backed up both ways on the busy roadway until the wreckage was cleared away.

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[Monty-Bones]


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Investigators in Montgomery County may have solved a 22 year old missing persons case.
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[TAKE MAP FS] Last week, skeletal remains of a man were discovered off Meadowbrook Road just outside Blacksburg. Sources say investigators suspect the bones are those of a Virginia Tech student reported missing in January of 1979.


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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Authorities spent the weekend combing the area for additional evidence-- and are expected to release more information


tomorrow.[Afghanistan]


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The hunt for Osama bin Laden and his terror network continues. Today-- U-S bombers continued pounding the hills and caves where bin Laden might be hiding. Also today-- new information about bin Laden's role in the September eleventh attacks. Aleen Sirgany has more.
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[SUPER=03-Eastern Afghanistan; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gen. Richard Myers/Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman; :50]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News; 1:31]
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((
(nats...bombing)


AS U-S BOMBS REIGN DOWN ON THE MOUNTAINS OF EASTERN AFGHANISTAN....
OSAMA BIN LADEN IS STILL IN HIDING.
BUT THE AL-QAEDA LEADER 'IS SHOWING HIS FACE' ON VIDEO.
U-S OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVE A NEW VIDEOTAPE OF BIN LADEN, PRAISING ALLAH FOR THE ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11TH, SAYING THEY WERE 'MUCH MORE SUCCESSFUL' THAN HE EXPECTED.

(VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY "He does in fact display a significant

knowledge of what happened and there is no doubt about his responsibility for the attack on September 11th.")
U-S COMMANDERS SAY TIME IS RUNNING SHORT FOR BIN LADEN, AND TALIBAN SUPREME LEADER MULLAH MOHAMMED OMAR, AS AMERICAN FORCES ZERO IN ON THEIR HIDE-OUTS.

(nats..warplanes)

U-S WARPLANES ARE LAUNCHING ROUND THE CLOCK AIR ATTACKS.... WHILE AFGHAN TRIBESMEN ON THE GROUND, PREPARE FOR AN ALL OUT ASSAULT ON AL-QAIDA FIGHTERS. BIN LADEN LOYALISTS ARE VOWING TO FIGHT TO THE DEATH.

(10:32:35 GENERAL RICHARD MYERS/CHAIRMAN, JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF "They're

fighting fiercely against opposition forces, some of our forces, our air attacks, trying to survive.")

(nats..troops)


IN THE DESERT AROUND KANDAHAR, MARINES ARE SEALING OFF POSSIBLE ESCAPE ROUTES...
..AS THEY CONTINUE TO HUNT FOR FLEEING TALIBAN SOLDIERS.
ONE OF THE CAPTURED TALIBAN FIGHTERS, BEING HELD AT THE CAMP, IS THE AMERICAN -- JOHN WALKER.

(VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY - "I have trouble, I think like many

Americans do, understanding why somebody who grew up in this country would ultimately find themselves in Afghanistan fighting with the Taliban and the al-Qaida.")

WALKER WILL SOON BE HANDED OVER TO U-S CIVILIAN AUTHORITIES, ALTHOUGH NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE HOW HIS CASE WILL BE HANDLED. ))

[NASA]


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There was a pause in space earlier today to honor those lost on Earth.
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[SUPER=03-New York/September 11;]

Nearly three months after the terrorist attacks, astronauts and cosmonauts joined together to honor the victims of September 11th.
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[IN Q=Today we'd like to]

((TODAY WE'D LIKE TO TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO HONOR THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT LOST LOVED ONES IN THE SEPT. 11 TRAGEDY AND ALSO HONOR THE PEOPLE OF THE ARMED FORCES AROUND THE WORLD WHO ARE DOING THEIR BEST TO STOP THIS GLOBAL THREAT OF TERRORISM.))
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[OUT Q=threats of terrorism.]
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The crew took nearly 6,000 US flags into space with them as part of the "Flags for Heroes and Families" campaign. The flags will be brought back to earth on the shuttle and then presented to the survivors and families of the victims.
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[Toss-2-Jacey] Teresa tosses to Jacey in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [12/09/2001] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST [Toss back to anchor]
Cool air prevailed across the region today along with sunny skies and breezy northerly winds. Tonight temperatures are really falling and cloudy skies will dominate into the morning hours. Our overnight low map shows the chilliest
of the air is to our north through New England and the Ohio Valley. And the twenties also persist from Minnesota sout

h to Texas. Some twenties will appear on the thermometers in the mountains of WestVirginia but the Virginia valleys will probably stay near the freezing point. Tomorrow a low pressure system developing in the southeast should bring us an all day rain event along with continuing cool temperatures that are not a far cry from our nightly lows. We'll discu

ss our forecast showers-sunshine, showers-sunshine forecast next, teresa.[Henry-Layoffs]


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Henry County is making room for a serious economic discussion at tomorrow's Board of Supervisors meeting.
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The board plans to review the revenue losses that will result from the V-F Imagewear shutdown next summer.
More than 2-thousand Martinsville and Henry County jobs will be lost if no buyer for the VF Imagewear facilities comes forward.
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[Schools-Henry]


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The week ahead will also be an important one in the Henry County school district, which is already anticipating the effects of the VF closings.
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On Friday, the school board is scheduled to vote on a controversial plan that would reduce the number of county schools from 21 to 17.
The district believes the closing and consolidation of schools will save as much 3-point-4 million dollars next year.

Henry County residents get their chance to present their suggetions Tuesday, three days before decision day.
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[IN Q=Lets have some input]

((SHARON DODSON/HENRY CO. SUPERINTENDENT: LETS HAVE SOME INPUT. LETS HAVE SOME SUGGESTION BUT WE CAN'T JUST PICK AND CHOOSE THAT DON'T FIT WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF A SUGGESTION. WE GOT TO COME WITH THE GRIPS WITH THE REAL LOSS OF REVENUE THAT WE'RE GOING TO FACE AND THAT WE HAVE TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY.))
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The public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday night at seven o'clock in the Henry County administration building.
The room can only accomodate 220 people but the district does plan to set up monitors in the lobby.
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[Lego-Contest]


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Ready, set, build a robot ... not from metal but from an ever-popular childhood toy.
As Jennifer Miele reports, hundreds of children across Virginia are using Legos to learn about robotics... and they're already taking their inventions to college.
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(( [NAT] [RUNS03]
Their mission... to simulate a rescue operation in Antarctica with a robot built entirely out of Legos.
That's the assignment from the First Lego League of Virginia... 60 teams, 600 HUNDRED kids, at this year's regional competition at Virginia Tech.
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((TOMMY FLAHERTY JR./LEGO LEAGUE COMPETITOR: I'M 11 YEARS OLD, MY SISTER'S IS 9, AND WE'RE GOING AGAINST MIDDLE SCHOOLERS WHO ARE HOLDER THAN US.)) [RUNS10]
For Tommy Flaherty, Lego League is a family affair... his dad's the coach.
Dad first heard about the competition three years ago.
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((TOMMY FLAHERTY SR.: WE TRAVELED TO ALABAMA FOR THE FIRST YEAR BECAUSE THERE WAS NO OTHER TEAMS IN VIRGINIA, NOW THERE ARE 100 TEAMS.)) [RUNS05] [STAND UP] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: EACH TEAM'S ROBOT GETS TWO MINUTES TO COMPLETE SIX MISSIONS...INCLUDING RESCUING THREE SCIENTISTS FROM A POLAR BEAR, RECOVERING MEDICAL SUPPLIES, AND DELIVERING FUEL BARRELS. BUT THE MISSION DOESN'T END THERE.)) [RUNS12]
The second round of the competition requires teams to make a presentation about how their robot could help combat any Global Warming. [NAT] ((WHERE ARE ALL THESE CRACKS COMING FROM? MAYBE IT'S GLOBAL WARMING.)) [RUNS04]
And the final round gives competitors a chance to answer judges' questions.
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((BILL DUGGINS/LEGO LEAGUE COORDINATOR: KIDS SEE THE ROBOTS AND COMPUTERS AND THAT'S WHAT GETS THEM INTERESTED. BUT THE TRUE VALUE IS LEARNING PROBLEM SOLVING TECHNIQUES, TEAM WORK, ITEM MANAGEMENT, REALLY HOW TO PERFORM UNDER PRESSURE. THAT'S WHAT THIS ENVIRONMENT TRIES TO PROVIDE.)) [RUNS14]
Lego and other area civic organizations sponsor the competition.
Trophies are awarded for leadership, presentation, and overall performance.
It's easy to see this competition is something kids really flip for.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Blacksburg.))
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Police release the tape. Still ahead, the 9-1-1 call from the mother charged with killing her five children.


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And a doctor's call for help. He's treating two baby boys joined at the head.
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[Conjoined-Twins]


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A doctor about to operate on conjoined twins in Egypt is asking the international medical community for help.
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Dr. Naser Avdel-al is caring for six-month-old boys who are joined at the top of the skull and share part of the brain.
He wants to save both infants, but needs additional expertise in order to perform the complex operation.
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[IN Q=Conjoined twins]

((DR. NASER ABDEL-AL: CONJOINED TWINS ARE ALREADY RARE, SO THEY CONSTITUTE 2 PER CENT OF AN ALREADY RARE CONDITION AND THEIR RARITY IS BECAUSE THEY ARE JOINED AT THE SKULL AND AT THE BRAIN AND THIS CONSTITUTES THE DIFFICULTY AND PECULIARITY OF THE CONDITION.))
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Surgery to separate the boys is unlikely to proceed until they are at least eight months old, when their brains and skulls are more developed.
Twins who are fused at the head are rare, occurring only once in about two million live births.
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[Yates-911]


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Houston authorities have released audio of the 9-11 call from Andrea Yates to a dispatcher on June 20th.
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Police arrived at the Yates home to find the bodies of her four younger children on a bed underneath a wet sheet, and her seven-year-old son still lying face down in the bathtub.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What's your name]

((DISPATCHER, "WHAT'S YOUR NAME?" YATES, "ANDREA YATES." DISPATCHER, "WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?" YATES, "UH I JUST NEED THEM TO COME." DISPATCHER, "IS YOUR HUSBAND THERE?" YATES, "NO." DISPATCHER, "WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?" YATES, "I NEED THEM TO COME." DISPATCHER, "I NEED TO KNOW WHY THEY'RE COMING, MA'AM. ARE YOU HAVING A DISTURBANCE? ARE YOU ILL?" YATES, "YES, I'M ILL." DISPATCHER, "DO YOU NEED AN AMBULANCE?" YATES, "NO, I NEED A POLICE OFFICER. YEAH, I NEED AN AMBULANCE."))
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Andrea Yates is scheduled for trial January seventh. Her husband belives his wife is innocent... by reason of insanity.



[Mayor-Death]


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The town of New Castle is mourning the loss of its mayor.
James Robert Kibler passed away Friday, ending 21 years of service to the town.
Kibler died after battling throat cancer. He was 62.
There are now three council members and a vice-mayor left to govern.
They must appoint a new mayor within 60 days--- he or she will serve until the May elections.



[Hotel-Roanoke]


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The Hotel Roanoke's General Manager has been awarded a top Industry Honor.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last December]
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Gary Walton was named Virginia's "Star of the Industry General Manager of the Year" by the Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association.
Walton is known for his efforts to re-open the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center in 1995.
He was selected to lead the 45 million dollar hotel renovation with the addition of the new state-of-the-art conference facility.
Recently, the property was designated on the list of Historic Hotels of America.
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[School-Bond]


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Voters in Greenbrier County West Virginia have decided to raise their own taxes.
Greenbrier residents overwhelmingly approved a 15 million dollar bond issue yesterday. The tax increase will pay for a new Ronceverte (RON suh vurt) Elementary School.


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She's in rare company. Still ahead, meet the President of the Roanoke Dazzle.
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[VO-NAT]


And not here, not yet. But the first snows of winter are moving just a little bit closer.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Death-Penalty]


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A much-anticipated report on Virginia's death penalty will be released tomorrow in Richmond.
The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission is the General Assembly's investigative agency. It has spent the last year studying how capital punishment is administered in the state.
Fairness .. and the role of D-N-A testing .. are among the main issues under review.


[Profile-Daniels]


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When you think of professional basketball, you usually picture men on the court and in the front office. So you may surprised to discover who leads the Roanoke Dazzle basketball team. In this week's Virginia Profile, Justin McLeod shows us why the team president is definetely in a league of "HER" own.

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(( ((NAT SOUND OF PLAYER MAKING BASKET))
This week's Virginia Profile believes she has netted the perfect job.
Her name is Donna Daniels and she is the president of the Roanoke Dazzle.
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[IN Q=I love sports]

((DONNA DANIELS/TEAM PRESIDENT: I LOVE SPORTS. I ACTUALLY GREW UP WITH A FATHER AS A FOOTBALL COACH SO SPORTS IS REALLY IN MY BLOOD SO THIS IS REALLY A DREAM COME TRUE FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO PAY MY RENT IN THE FIELD OF SPORTS.))
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[Its a field she's been working in since college.]
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She spent the last ten years in the NBA's marketing department.
Then last June she was named president of the Roanoke Dazzle.
She is just one of three female presidents in the National Basketball Development League.
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[IN Q=I don't approach]

((DONNA DANIELS/TEAM PRESIDENT: I DON'T APPROACH MY JOB BEING A WOMAN. I TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME BUT I AM REALLY PROUD OF THAT FACT.))
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((NAT SOUND OF TYPING))
As team president, Daniels spents a lot of her time in the front office working on the overall marketing of the team.
She admits she leaves the coaching to the experts.
But the coach says her prescence is definetely felt on the court.
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[IN Q=I think the biggest thing]

((KENT DAVISON/HEAD COACH: I THINK THE BIGGEST THING FOR DONNA IS HER ENTHUSIASM. SHE GETS EXCITING ABOUT THINGS WHEN THEY GO WELL AND I THINK IT RUBS OFF ON THE REST OF US.))
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And she rubs off on fans.
Donna makes a point to meet and greet fans before each home game.
Its all part of her game plan to make the team part of this community.
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[IN Q=I moved here because]

((DONNA DANIELS/TEAM PRESIDENT: I MOVED HERE BECAUSE I WANT TO GO TO A PLACE WITH A SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND IT REALLY HAS NOT DISAPPOINTED ME, ITS A GREAT PLACE.))
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Its a place she now considers home.
When asked whether she would like to move up in the NBA, Donna says she is focused on the task at hand, producing a winning season on and off the court.

Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))[NE-Snow]


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The people up north knew the spring-like weather couldn't last forever.
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A snowstorm moved through upstate New York and New England overnight .. dropping six inches or more in many places from Massachusetts to Maine.
And as is usual this time of year .. this snow won't stay on the ground all that long. Warmer temperatures are expected there Tuesday and Wednesday.
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[Weather] [12/09/2001] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Almanac [MUSIC UNDER]
[COMMERCIAL]
[CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS FORECASTS EXTENDED FORECAST

[S-Dame]


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Notre Dame has tapped into the Atlantic Coast Conference coaching faternity in naming its new head football coach.

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[SUPER=03-South Bend, IN; :]


After 7 seasons at Georgia Tech, George O'Leary will replace Bob Davie, who was fired last weekend, as the new head coach of the Irish.
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[IN Q="I understand...]
[SUPER=01-George O'Leary/Notre Dame Head Coach; :]
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[OUT Q=......national championship."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :]


The 55 year old O'Leary coached the Yellow jackets for seven seasons compiling a 52 and 33 record including a 7 and 5 mark this year.
O'Leary also led the university to 5 straight bowl games and the Yellow Jackets will play Stanford in the Seattle bowl.
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[S-Bowls]


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And speaking of bowl games, The computer says that top ranked Miami and fourth ranked Nebraska will play for the national college football title.
The Cornhuskers finished second to Miami in the final B-C-S standings which sends the two teams to the Rose Bowl. Nebraska edged out Big 12 champion Colorado in the standings to earn the Rose Bowl berth.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Eugene, OR/KVAL; :]


Oregon will take on Colorado in the Orange Bowl. The Pac 10 champion finished 10 and 1 and ranked second in both College Polls.
And that makes it hard for the players and coaches to believe they were overlooked by the B-C-S in making a trip to the Rose Bowl.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I liken....]
[SUPER=01-Mike Bellotti/Oregon Head Coach; :]
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[OUT Q=....championship game."]
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[S-Tech]


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The Hokies of Virginia Tech are preparing for their trip to Jacksonville and a New Years day appearance in the Gator Bowl against Florida State.
Tech remained 16-th in the coaches poll and the Hokies are 15-th in the A-P poll. Tech finished the regular season 8 and 3.
[GRAPHIC=College Football]


In other bowl pairings, L-S-U will play Illinois in the Sugar Bowl, Tennessee will face Michigan in the Citrus Bowl and Florida faces Maryland in the Orange Bowl.




[S-Skins]


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Tony Banks threw for 210 yards and a touchdown as Washington beat Arizona 20 to 10 to improve to 6 and 6 and 2 games behind Philadelphia in the N-F-C East.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tempe, AZ/FOX SPORTS; :]


The Cardinal fans were dressed for the party in Tempe.
Banks put the Redskins on top in the second quarter when he hit Zeron Flemister on the 2 yard T-D pass to make it 7 to nothing.
Washington's Levar Arrington would make a big play before the half he intercepts this Jake Plummer pass and returns it 43 yards to the Cardinal 8 yard line a field goal made it 10 to nothing Redskins at the break.
Banks had the hot hand in the fourth quarter he hooks up with Rod Gardner on this 40 yard pass play all the way to the Cardinal 2.
[SUPER=32-Washington/20/Arizona/10/;]


Several plays later Stephen Davis scores on the 1 yard run. Davis goes over the 1-thousand yard mark for the third consecutive season and the Redskins win it 20 to 10.
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[S-Cowboys]


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The Dallas Cowboys are playing the spoiler role in the N-F-C East. Last week it was the Skins, today the Cowboys beat the New York Giants 20 to 13.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Irving, TX/FOX SPORTS; :]


New York started the day tied for second place with Arizona in the East.
Trailing 13 to 6 early in the third, Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith takes the handoff and scores on the one yard run and Dallas tied the score at 13 to 13 with 6 minutes remaining.
[SUPER=34-Dallas/20/N.Y. Giants/13/;]


Then in the fourth quarter Cowboy quarterback Quincy Carter fakes the handoff to Smith then floats the 3 yard touchdown pass to Jackie Harris and the Cowboys get the 20 to 13 win over the Giants.
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[S-Steelers]


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[WRITER=rst]
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Pittsburgh is 10 and 2 for the first time since their Super Bowl runs of the 70's after today's 18 to 7 win over the Jets.
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Steelers running back Chris Fuamatu-Ma'Afala starting in place of injured Jerome Bettis.
Chris gets his first score of the season on this one yard plunge and the Steelers took a 9 to nothing lead.
The Jets come back with a trick lay Vinny Testaverde pitches to Curtis Martin he throws the half back option pass 18 yard to Wayne Chrebett for the score to make it 9 to 7 Pittsburgh.
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The Steelers iced the game when Kris Brown booted the 20 yard field goal in the fourth winning it 18 to 7.
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The Rams are back on top in the N-F-C West after beating San Francisco, The Packers beat Chicago to take control of the N-F-C Central Former Virginia Tech Kicker Shayne Graham kicked 2 field goals in the Bills come from behind win over the Panthers.
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And Minnesota's Randy Moss kept his mouth shut and came to play today as the Vikings beat the Titans.


Moss caught 7 passes for 158 yards and one touchdown 73 of them on this play as tthe Vikings beat the Titans.
And here are the N-F-L scores.
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Penny Hardaway's layup at the buzzer gave Phoenix a 91 to 90 win over the Toronto Raptors.
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The stars warm up before the opening tipoff.
Vince Carter threw in 42 points and when he hit this three pointer the Raptors tied the score at 86 to 86.
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Then Rodney Rogers throws the great pass to Hardaway and he lays in as time runs out giving the Suns the 91 to 90 win.
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We have a late-breaking story to pass along to you.
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Roanoke firefighters are at the scene of a house fire that broke out in the last 40 minutes at 17th and Center Streets. The first arriving units reported heavy flames coming from the home.
Reports from the scene say an elderly woman who lived there was brought out safely. No word yet on the cause .. or a damage estimate.
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