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Coming up on News 7-
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The FBI confirms there WERE explosives in an air traveler's shoes. He's facing federal charges.
Plus, new Afghani government officials have their work cut out for them. And, a local man pays his respects to the victims of September 11th through song.
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News 7 is next.

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A man accused of trying to blow up a jetliner yesterday is charged with the federal crime of assaulting a flight crew.
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Good Evening, I'm Jennifer Miele, Teresa has the evening off.[Plane-Diverted]


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His passport may have been forged -- but his shoes did indeed contain explosives.
Now hundreds of airtravelers across the country are being asked to remove their shoes as a security precaution.
Jennifer Sabih reports.
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(((Perp Drive WBZ) The man suspected of trying to blow up American Airlines flight 63 in mid-air last night will be arraigned Monday in Boston.

(Graphic CBS)

His British passport gives his name as Richard Reid but French authorities say he is a Sri Lankan national called Tariq Raja. Scotland Yard says he is a British citizen.

(Boxes-APTN)

The F-B-I has confirmed that his shoes did indeed contain two functioning explosive devices.

(Charles De Gaulle Airport-APTN)

Security has been tightened at Charles de Gaulle airport, where Raja had tried to board the same Paris-to-Miami flight, Friday. But then aroused suspicion and was detained. He got by security the next day.

(Miami Airport-APTN), (Man in black jacket, red hood at Boston Airport-WSFB)


As for the passengers on flight 63, most reached their Miami destination late last night, grateful for the brave action of the crew and fellow passengers who had subdued Raja may have saved their lives.

(Leandro Bolanos, passenger - APTN)

THEY TOOK OUT THE MATCHES FROM HIS HAND- I THNK THEY WERE MATCHES- AND THEN THEY HELD HIM DOWN AND TIED HIM UP WITH WHATEVER THEY COULD.

Geoffrey Vessin/Passenger SOT NA036 085900

"WE DIDN'T RECOGNIZE THE GRAVITY OF THE SITUATION. WE JUST KNEW SOMEBODY WENT KIND OF CRAZY. IT COULD HAVE BEEN DIABETIC COMA. WE HAD NO IDEA IT COULD HAVE BEEN A BOMB." (11 SECS)
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Now security at airports around the country has been adjusted again. Some passengers have been asked to remove their shoes now as they pass by security checkpoints. In Washington, Jennifer Sabih, CBS News.))

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Hundreds of Afghani residents rallied in central Kabul this week in support of the new government.
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The group marched through the city center carrying banners in support of democracy and peace in Afghanistan.
The demonstrators went to the local U.N. office to get reassurance that the interim government would stick to its pledge of human rights.
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((WE WANT THAT THE NEW GOVERNMENT BRING PEACE TO AFGHANISTAN AND THERE SHOULD BE DEMOCRACY AND THERE SHOULD BE THE RIGHT FOR THE MEN AND THE WOMEN. THERE SHOULD NOT DISCRIMINATION BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN.))
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Demonstrators are hoping president Hamid Karzai will help turn Afghanistan around.
Studies show 16 out of every 100 babies dies at birth, and life expectancy is just 43.
Today the interim government cabinet met for its first official session.
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[Giuliani]


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No more speculation over who Time Magazine would chose for man of the year.
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Outgoing New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has been selected for the honor.
Osama Bin Laden was the rumored winner, but Time said bin Laden was ``too small a man''.
Time praises Giuliani "for having more faith in us than we had in ourselves, for being brave when required - rude where appropriate - tender without being trite, for not sleeping and not quitting and not shrinking from the pain all around him."
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The Roanoke Regional Airport is experiencing a little turbulence financially.
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Travel is off nearly twenty percent at the airport this holiday season.
Airport officials blame some of the decrease on the public's fear of flying since the September 11th attacks.
The loss of revenue has forced the airport to tighten its purse strings.
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((AMANDA DEHAVEN/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: OUR FINANCE DIRECTOR AND THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HAVE BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD TO RECONFIGURING THE BUDGET AND THERE WERE SMALLER CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS INSIDE THE AIRPORT THAT DIDN'T HAVE TO BE DONE THAT WE ARE GOING TO HOLD OFF ON.))
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One project that is still a go is the airport's new air control tower.
The airport broke ground on the new 9.2 million dollar tower in September.
It will feature the latest aviation technology and radar equipment.
The project should be completed in 2003.
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[Internet-Crime]


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The Roanoke City Police Department is hoping a new program can cut down Internet crime. A cyber unit was created in October to fight the increasing number of internet crimes. Roanoke City Police are now asking residents to help the unit by calling and emailing tips of scams, suspicious emails or any other kind of internet crime.

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The Roanoke Dazzle is throwing a holiday party and you are all invited.
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For the first time in decades a professional sports team will play on Christmas Day at the Roanoke Civic Center.
The Dazzle is scheduled to take on the Greenville Groove at 2 o'clock.
Before the game, fans will be treated to a holiday celebration featuring music, games, as well as basketball and cheerleading clinics.
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((DONNA DANIELS/TEAM PRESIDENT: WE REALLY THINK THAT AFTER YOU'VE OPENED UP YOUR PRESENTS, YOU'VE HAD YOUR BIG MEAL. I THINK YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO SO THIS IS OUR GIFT TO THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
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The holiday party begins at noon in the exhibit hall of the Roanoke Civic Center.
The event is just for fans who plan to attend the game but you can buy tickets at the box office up until game time.


Also, the pop quartet True Vibe will peform after the game.
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The September 11th attacks inspired many to help the victim's and their families.
Some gave blood, others donated money.
One area man did his part by writing a song.
Justin McLeod shows us how a simple song is having a major impact across the country.
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Ronnie Pegram of Bassett always wanted to write a song.
He tried numerous times but the right words just never came.
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((RONNIE PEGRAM/MUSICIAN: BUT WHEN I STARTED WRITING THIS, IT JUST SEEM TO FLOW OUT.))
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His inspiration came from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
Within days after September 11th, he had written a bluegrass ballad about the attacks.
Its called "Disaster 9-11."
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((LLOYD BURGE/MUSICIAN: IT TELLS THE COMPLETE STORY OF WHAT HAPPENED FROM THE TIME THE AIRPLANES HIT THE TOWERS UNTIL THE WHOLE END THERE WITH EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED THERE.))
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The song is six verses.
The first five deal with each of the planes.
The final verse is a warning to the people who planned the attacks.
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((RONNIE PEGRAM: THEY'RE NOW ABOUT TO LIVE THEIR WORST NIGHTMARE.))
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Its a song thats now being played on country radio stations throughout Virginia as well as several across the country.
The band hopes a country music star will record the song so it can be heard for years to come.
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((RONNIE PEGRAM/MUSICIAN: SOMEBODY CAN PICK UP A COPY OF THIS SONG A HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW WHEN ITS ALL IN THE HISTORY BOOKS AND ALL OF US ARE DEAD AND GONE AND WILL BE ABLE TO JUST FROM READING THE LYRICS OF THE SONG BE ABLE TO DETERMINE BASICALLY WHAT HAPPENED.))
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And to remember the dead.
The song ends with "Taps" played like chimes on the Dobro. ((NAT SOUND OF ENDING 17:27:18))
Justin McLeod, News 7.))




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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, viewers take issue with the Henry County school closings, and the penalties for white collar crime...
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and also, the Bears ended the Redskins chances at the playoffs today with a 20 to 15 win. Steve Mason will have highlights coming up in just a few minutes.
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The problems facing the Henry County school system, and a chain of nursing homes, are the topics in News 7's Feedback.
Assignment editor Joe McKean has a look at this week's viewer mail.
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((A viewer in Ridgeway (Sid Helms) says the Henry County school board is moving too fast as it faces a huge budget shortfall.
"I, as a voter and a taxpayer of Henry County, am very, very, very disappointed in the vote by the Henry County School board to close Laurel Park and Fieldale-Collinsville high schools. I will, however, commend the board for voting to retain Irisburg Elementary School, which is a very, very sound decision...If we are in a budget crisis, have our local and state representatives requested emergency funding from the Governor, both out-going and in-coming?...What other emergency measures have been discussed, staff reductions, salary/pay reductions..."
The sentence handed nursing home developer William Cranwell for defrauding the federal government included NO prison time, which outraged a viewer from Vinton (Mike Perry.)
"The judge gives William Cranwell probation after STEALING 1.7 million dollars of TAXPAYERS' money???...Perhaps the Judge was trying to reinforce the old notion that "white collar crime" really DOES pay."
If you'd like to comment on issues of public concern and interest, here's where to send a letter...a fax...or an email note.
Joe McKean, News-7.))



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In business news this week, we found out how Buena Vista manages to avoid economic crisis, AND how Governor Gilmore plans to solve state budget problems.
Here's a look at this week's business review.
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This week in review... How Do they do it? Rockbridge County has avoided layoffs plaguing the rest of the state.
At Career Cafe outside Buena Vista they celebrate and share success stories about finding jobs.
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Governor Gilmore wants to raid the state's "Rainy Day Fund" and its transportation fund to close his spending gap.

He says he's handing Govenor-Elect Mark Warner a fiscally sound budget.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE BUDGET HAS BEEN SOUNDLY AND RESPONSIBLY BALANCED AND WE'RE LEAVING OUR SUCCESSOR IN A VERY ADVANTAGEOUS POSITION.)) [RUNS09] ((GOV.-ELECT MARK WARNER: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIND WAYS TO TIGHTEN OUR BELTS. THERE WILL BE CUTS, THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE AN EASY PROCESS, THERE WILL BE PAIN.)) [RUNS10]
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Retailers say clothing is the gift of choice this year... patriotic clothing at that.
But flag-driven sales likely won't be enough to pull up revenue numbers.
Roanoke County reports an October sales tax revenue decline of 14 thousand dollars compared to last year.
Still, Roanoker's say spending money this holiday season just makes them feel better.
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((GLEN PICKELSIMER: WELL, I THINK I'M MORE EXCITED TO BE AROUND MY FAMILY NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT MORE THIS CHRISTMAS PROBABLY MORE THAN I DID IN THE PAST. YEAH, I GUESS I'M CLOSER TO MY FAMILY NO I THINK ABOUT IT. IT HAS AFFECTED ME THAT WAY.)) [RUNS15]
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The Dow gained 50 points to ten-thousand-35, and the Nasdaq composite went up 27 to 19-45.))




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Up ahead on News 7 at 11, many people were looking for ways to reach out to the vicims of the September Eleventh attacks...
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and one local couple has found a unique way, offering to help children affected by the attack with college tuition. We'll have that and more coming up... Stay with us.
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

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When trying to decide how to help those directly affected by September eleventh one New River Valley couple decided to concentrate on the children.
Jeff and Harriet Price are setting up a scholarship to help students afford Radford University. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has more on their efforts to make a difference in tonight's Virginia Profile.
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((JEFF PRICE/RADFORD UNIVERSITY ALUMNUS; IN AMERICA WE HAVE THE AMERICAN DREAM AND ITS A COLLEGE EDUCATION AND I THINK THAT A LOT OF THESE FAMILIES BECAUSE OF THESE ATTACKS ARE NOT GOING TO ACHIEVE THE AMERICAN DREAM.))
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Not if Jeff Price can help it. The Radford University graduate has set up a scholarship at his alma matter. Price and his wife wanted to help.
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((JEFF PRICE/RADFORD UNIVERSITY ALUMNI; THE MORE WE SAW PEOPLE TRYING TO REACH OUT TO DO THINGS WE WANTED TO DO OUR PART.))
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They decided to focus on the kids...an immediate thought since the pair has two young children.
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((JEFF PRICE/RADFORD UNIVERSITY ALUMNI; IN OUR HEARTS WE WERE SO CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THESE KIDS AFTER THESE FAMILIES WERE DEVASTATED.))
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The scholarship is in conjunction with the RU Foundation. Students will go through the normal application process and apply separately for the scholarship.
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((JEFF PRICE/RADFORD UNIVERSITY ALUMNI; IF SOMETHING WAS AFFECTED BY SEPTEMBER 11TH YOU CAN COME TO RADFORD AND HAVE A SCHOLARSHIP AS LONG AS YOU MEET THE GUIDELINES.))
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Recipients will get a stipend towards their education. Price says the fund is endowed to be available for years to come.
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((I THINK WE LIVE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES AND I THINK THAT EVERYONE OUGHT TO REACH OUT TO HELP EVERYBODY BOTH EMOTIONALLY AND FINANCIALLY.))
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The couple says what they're looking forward to most is meeting the children, spending time with them and hearing their stories. The first scholarship will be awarded in the fall of 2002.

Rachel Cannon, News 7, Radford.))[S-UVA]


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The fifth ranked Virginia Cavaliers stayed unbeaten yesterday, improving to 8 and OH on the season by downing Rutgers 76-68.
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University Hall would mark the site for this contest, Pete Gillen knew 8 and 2 Rutgers was dangerous.
His Wahoos would watch the Scarlet Knights jump out to a five point lead early. Eugene Dabney gets two of his 11 on the dunk.
UVa's pressure defense forced 14 Rutgers turnovers and seven steals. Chris Williams gets one of those here and he gives to Travis Watson. Watson had a career high 18 points and 15 rebounds.
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Williams was limited to five points, so Roger Mason picked up the slack with 17 points and seven assists and four turnovers.
Uva trailed by six early in the second half, Adam Hall gets two back here and Virginia wins 76-68 with 17 turnovers.
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The Express was back on the Roanoke Civic Center ice last night taking on Johnstown, a team Roanoke beat 5-2 in their only other meeting this season.
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Fans decided to do their gift exchanging at the rink. In the first, Roanoke's Staphane Brannare passes to Pete Gardiner who buries the puck. Gardiner had a goal and an assist.
The chiefs Jim Shepherd makes good on the break away, beating Daniel Berthiaume to tie [SUPER=34-Johnstown/3/Roanoke

/6;]the game at 1.
Then, Rick Kowalsky gets the puck to Mike Peron, he scores, get this, Peron had two goals and four assists for a 6 point outing!
One of those assists goes to Frank Novok, Express wins 6-3, scoring three goals in the third period. Roanoke was also 2 for 3 on the power play.
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In NHL action from today, the Atlantic Division leading New York Rangers battled Ottawa.
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Petr Nedved found the net with an off-balance wrist shot with 61 seconds remaining to give [SUPER=31-Ottawa/2/N.Y. Ran

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Some quick hits in NFL action. Watch former Virginia Tech star and now Buffalo Bills safety Peirson Prioleau get crushed on special teams. The Saints Sammy Knight say hello to Tampa Bay tight end Dave Moore. [WIPE TO MOTION]
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The Washington Redskins hopes of the playoffs ended yesterday with a 20 to 15 loss to Chicago.
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This would be considered an endangered species in Washington today.
The Skins Stephen Davis scores the games first touchdown, a three yard TD run in the first quarter completing a 12 play 57 yard drive. But Davis was held to 57 rushing yards on 22 carries.
The Bears come right back in the second quarter on a 32 yard touchdown run by Leon [SUPER=30-Chicago/20/Washingto

n/15;]Johnson. That would make it 10-7 Chicago.
The Bears Brian Urlacher put the dagger in the Skins heart on a fake field goal attempt with a 27 yard touchdown reception in the fourth. Bears win 20-15 and are 11 and 3, Washington is 6 and 8 with their third straight home loss.
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While the Skins are out, the Giants are still in the playoff hunt.
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In the second quarter, Michael Barrow knocks the ball out of Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck's hand and Michael Strahan scoops it up and goes 13 yards for the TD. Giants go up 14-10.
New York's Kerry Collins looses the ball in the Giants end zone and John Randle recovers [SUPER=30-Seattle/24/New York

/27;]it for the touchdown. Seattle led 17-14.
Trailing 24-20, with 20 seconds left in the game, Collins hits Ike Hilliard for the score and for the second straight week, New York wins with a last second TD.
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Giants running back Tiki Barber had a decent day with 71 all purpose yards. [graphic-ronde barber]
Brother Ronde would shine as well in helping the Buccaneers keep their postseason dreams alive also.
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Ronde would snag three interceptions on the day and he gets them all off his old teammate at Virginia and now New Orleans Saint quarterback Aaron Brooks.
Brooks tossed four INT's but also threw three touchdown passes and racked up 248 [SUPER=30-New Orleans/21/Tampa Ba

y/48;]passing yards on 21 of 38 passing. In the fourth Barber pulls in a 36 yard interception and returns it for a touchdown. Buccaneers win 48-21 and improve to 8 and 6. Ronde now has 9 INT's on the season.
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[S-Packers]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Green Bay, WI/Browns vs. Packers; :00]


On to Lambeau Field where Brett Favre led the Packers to a win over the Browns. On the games first drive, Farve find
s tight end Bubba Franks on the TD pass, Franks eighth of the [SUPER=30-Cleveland/7/Green Bay/30;]season. The point aft

er misses.
Franks, playing in front of the coach who recruited him at Miami, Butch Davis, scores the games second TD, another pass from Farve, 13-nothing Green Bay and the Packers win it 3- to 7.
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[S-Whitaker]


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[GRAPHIC=GATOR BOWL]

For many, this year's Gator Bowl is a rematch of the Sugar Bowl. For some it's also a chance to dish out some payback to the Seminoles. But Mike Stevens say for one Hokie it's simply a chance to show that he's all grown up.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=standup]
[SUPER=@MIKE1; :00]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/2000 Sugar Bowl; :16]
[SUPER=01-Ronyell Whitaker/VT Junior Cornerback; :27]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[Cover-Close]


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There are thousands of impressive Holiday displays throughout our viewing area, but one in particular has caught our eye.
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[VO-NAT]

To leave you tonight here's a sneak peek of a display in Vinton that is obviously devoted to Saint Nick... (------------) Thanks for joining us... Goodnight.