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Coming up on News 7-
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A judge says the man accused of smuggling explosives onto a plane in his shoe is a danger to society. Plus, Roanoke tax payers can thank the state for some hefty savings in the form of millions of dollars worth of bonds.
And, mother and daughter are reunited after a Christmas Eve kidnapping.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[IN Q=Let me just say that the FBI...]

((LET ME JUST SAY THAT THE FBI IS CONTINUING TO CONDUCT A THOROUGH AND AGGRESSIVE INVESTIGATION BOTH HERE AT HOME AND ABROAD, AND OUR GOAL AT THE END IS TO KNOW EVERYTHING THERE IS TO KNOW ABOUT MR. REID.))
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[OUT Q=to know about Mr. Reid.]
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A judge orders the man known as the "shoe-bomber" held without bail after ruling Richard Reid's actions onboard an American Airlines flight last weekend show he poses a danger to the public.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
Jean is off tonight.

[Afghanistan]


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The man accused of trying to shoe-bomb an airliner over the weekend will stay in jail until his trial. Also on the terrorism front, President Bush says Osama bin Laden can run, but can't hide. Jennifer Miller reports.
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[IN Q=As accused shoe bomber...]
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[SUPER=01-Charles Pradi/Investigator; :15]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/Reporting; 1:07]
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((AS ACCUSED SHOE-BOMBER RICHARD REID WINDS HIS WAY THROUGH THE FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM....INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL TRYING TO DETERMINE IF THE SUSPECT ACTED ALONE WHEN HE TRIED TO BLOW UP AN AMERICAN AIRLINES PLANE. THEY ALSO WANT TO KNOW IF REID IS CONNECTED TO ANY TERRORIST NETWORKS... AND... WHY HE TOOK A TRIP TO ISRAEL.
SOT: CHARLES PRADI (15:13:54)

"OUR GOAL AT THE END IS TO KNOW EVERYTHING THERE IS TO KNOW ABOUT MR. REID." IN COURT, AGENTS DESCRIBED HOW REID TRIED TO IGNITE PLASTIC EXPLOSIVES ON A FLIGHT LAST SATURDAY, BUT WAS STOPPED BY CREW AND PASSENGERS BEFORE SUCCEEDING. FOR NOW, REID IS HELD ON CHARGES OF ASSAULTING A FLIGHT CREW, BUT PROSECUTORS SAY ADDITIONAL CHARGES COULD FOLLOW AS THE INVESTIGATION MOVES FORWARD.
(NATZ OF BUSH)

ON VACATION IN TEXAS....PRESIDENT BUSH PRAISED THE QUICK ACTION OF THE CREW.
SOT: BUSH

"IT'S AN INDICATION OF THE CULTURE OF AMERICA HAS SHIFTED TO ONE OF ALERTNESS." PRESIDENT BUSH ALSO ANSWERED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WORLD'S MOST WANTED MAN... AND WHETHER OSAMA BIN LADEN COULD STILL BE IN CONTROL OF A TERRORIST NETWORK.
BUSH SOT:
(STANDUP)

IN AFGHANISTAN....THE INTERIM GOV. APPROVED DEPLOYMENT OF 3000 UN PEACE KEEPING TROOPS...COMMANDED BY THE BRITISH....NO U-S TROOPS BECAUSE THEY ARE STILL LOOKING FOR BIN LADEN. JM CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.))

[Texas-Tavern]


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Police are investigating a break in at one of Roanoke's landmark restaurants...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 26;]

The owners of the Texas Tavern say their security cameras caught this man smashing through the front glass door with a piece of concrete. It happened at about 3:15 Christmas night, the only holiday of the year that the restaurant closes.
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[SOT - 14:37:19]
[INQ=I guess you could add]

((MATT BULLINGTON/TEXAS TAVERN CO-OWNER; I GUESS YOU COULD ADD THIS TO THE DUMB CROOK NEWS, IS HE WAS SHAKING THE BACK BAR, HIS PANTS WEREN'T TIGHT ENOUGH AND THEY HAPPENED TO FALL DOWN ON HIM. IT ADDS A BIT OF HUMOR TO A SERIOUS SITUATION.))
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[OUTQ=humor to a serious situation.]
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The thief got away with just about 30 dollars in change, but caused an estimated 8-hundred dollars in damage. Owners say the cash register and a drop-box were both empty over the holiday. The Texas Tavern is offering a 5-hundred dollar reward for anyone who has information leading to an arrest.
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[TAKE CRIMELINE FS - 4646ESSC]
If you have any information about the incident you can call Crimeline at 344-8500.
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[Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Some good and bad news for Optical Cable tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


The Roanoke County company lost 6-point-7 million dollars in fiscal year 2001.
Nearly four million of that loss came in the fourth quarter.
The loss for 2001 included some charges that the company does not expect to recover.. including a loss of nearly 11-and-a-half million dollars on trading securities.
Despite the poor earnings report, the company enjoyed record sales in 2001.
Sales grew nearly four percent compared to fiscal year 2000.
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[Buffalo-Snow]


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Parts of Buffalo New York are six feet under tonight.
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Under six feet of snow that is.
The white stuff continued to fall today shattering records for monthly accumulation.
Erie County New York is under a state of emergency and Governor George Pataki has called in the National Guard to help get the area back in motion.
Two people are dead as a result of the storm.
One was killed in an automobile accident on an icy street and another died when a carport collapsed under the snow.
The Buffalo airport remains closed and driving has been banned in the city.
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Nasty weather is to blame for a handful of wrecks that killed at least three people in Pennsylvania. As many as one hundred vehicles crashed in three separate accidents in the central and northeastern parts of the state. Helicopters were called in to transport four of the victims to hospitals and others were brought in by ambulance. A snow squall caused whiteout conditions and dropped a half inch of snow that quickly froze on the highways.
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[XGR-Henry]


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If state lawmakers add no new programs next year and offer no salary increases, they'll still have to CUT 1-point-3-billion dollars out of the budget to balance it.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville]

That's what a pair of legislators told business leaders in Martinsville today. In an area faced with having to consolidate entire schools, it was not what some wanted to hear.
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[SOT 14:34:55]
[IN Q=I'm really disturbed]

((I'M REALLY DISTURBED YOU DELEGATES HAVE NO SENSE TO OFFER ABOUT THE VISION OF EDUCATION. I TAKE IT YOU'RE PART OF OUR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP, SINCE YOU ARE DELEGATES.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Tyler Millner]
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[OUT Q=since you are delegates.]
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Reverend Millner had come in late for the annual chamber of commerce meeting with lawmakers. He left before it was over. Delegate Ward Armstrong- -who also left early- -said he didn't know what Millner was upset about.
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[Appointments]


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The man who lost the Republican nomination to take on Mark Warner will be part of the Democrat's administration.
Lieutenant governor John Hager will be an assistant to the governor for Commonwealth preparedness, coordinating efforts to protect the state from terrorism.
[SS=Mark Warner]


The governor-elect made two other cabinet appointments today.
Attorney Michael J. Schewel will be secretary of commerce.
And former delegate W. Tayloe Murphy, Junior, will be secretary of natural resources.

[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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A toddler kidnapped from a Chicago bus station Christmas Eve is back with her mother.
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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Charleston, WV;]

Marcella Anderson cried when she was reunited with 16-month old Jasmine in West Virginia this afternoon. Police say the youngster was snatched by Sheila Matthews who then tried to pass the girl off as her own. The child was found yesterday in West Virginia, apparently unharmed. The girl's mother says she's "overwhelmed with joy" to have her baby back.
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[IN Q=She gave me a big, old hug...]

((MARCELLA ANDERSON/MOTHER: ))
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[OUT Q=just a newborn baby.]
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[VO-NAT]

Anderson says she hopes the woman accused of taking Jasmine learns a lesson. Matthews, who pleaded guilty to another abduction in 1987, faces a preliminary hearing on kidnapping charges next week.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead on News 7, find out how some state help for Roanoke's biomedical center will save you money.
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[VO-NAT]


And a tanker truck explodes in the middle of an expressway.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey sports fans here's what's happening tonight, Tech women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson reaches a milestone in her career, Chicago promotes Bill Cartwright to the Bulls head coach, The Roanoke Express was back at the Roundhouse tonight and Mike Stevens says Florida State knows a lot about Virginia Tech as the two teams prepare for the Gator Bowl.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[City-Business]


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Roaonke's biomedical institute got a major shot in the arm today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The state plans to allocate 12 million dollars in bonds to help finance the first phase of the Riverside Centre for Research and Technology.
The bonds are tax free and will save taxpayers two million dollars over the next twenty years.
Money from those bonds will help acquire land and prepare it for construction.
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((JOSHUA LIEF/VA SECRETARY OF COMMERCE: I THINK THIS IS A VERY GOOD IMPORTANT PROJECT. THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY BY ALL MEASURES IS A GROWING IMPORTANT INDUSTRY IN THE FUTURE OF THE COMMONWEALTH AND THE FUTURE OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY. WE THINK THAT THIS PROJECT, THIS RCRT IS A WAY TO DRAW ADDITIONAL BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY TO THE AREA.))
[SUPER=01-Joshua Lief/VA Secretary of Commerce]
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[OUT Q=industry to the area]
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The city hopes the biomedical institute will help transform the area between Victory Stadium and Community Hospital.


The project will take more than fifteen years to complete and will eventually employ more than 25-hundred people.
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[Mall-Breakin]


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Martinsville police have arrested a suspect in the Christmas break-in and vandalism at Liberty Fair Mall.
Officers arrested 19 year old Julius Larosa Chaney of Martinsville last night.
Chaney's charged with eight felonies and four misdemeanors including breaking and entering and grand larceny

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A bank in southeast Roanoke was robbed this afternoon.
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Police say a man held up the First National Exchange Bank on 9th Street around lunchtime.
He had covered his face with a cloth or his shirt, and stuck his hand in a pocket as if he had a gun.
The teller gave him an undisclosed amount of money, and he ran off.
No one was hurt.
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[Bath-Wreck]


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A truck carrying food to the Homestead Resort overturned this morning, killing a man.
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[SUPER=03-Bath Co.]


The accident happened about eight thirty on Route 220 near Hot Springs.
Witnesses say the driver of the Maryland based truck ran off the road and hit a tree.
He then swerved back into the road and the truck flipped.
The impact crushed the cab of the truck, killing the driver.
The truck's cargo of fruits and vegetables spilled across the highway, backing up traffic while VDOT cleaned up the mess.
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It's unclear what happened to the driver of a tanker truck that exploded into flames in Florida today. Authorities say the rig was carrying a flammable liquid that caught fire when the truck crashed. The accident closed both directions of the Veteran's Expressway near Tampa International Airport. Several foam trucks from the airport's fire department responded to the scene in hopes of containing the blaze. There are no reports of injuries so far.
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Virginia Military Institute sets its sights high as it searches for a new Superintendent.
Find out who's on the list when News 7 returns.
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And increased security and increased patriotism will mark this year's New Years Eve celebration in Times Square.


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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]


[Times-Square]


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Some 500-thousand people are expected in Times Square Monday Night to celebrate New Years Eve.
The throng will be met with increased security and high-tech sensors to detect radioactivity in an effort aimed at identifying any nuclear threat.
Marcella Palmer has more.
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[Clinic-Protest]


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The world's first "test tube" baby is 20 years old today.
An anti-abortion group marked the occasion with a protest outside the Norfolk clinic that helped give her life.
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[SUPER=03-Norfolk]


The protest was led by the American Life League, whose members say the in vitro process destroys embryos needlessly.
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[IN Q=Well we're not]

((MOE WOLTERING/AMERICAN LIFE LEAGUE: WELL, WE'RE NOT HERE TO CONDEMN ANY CHILDREN THAT HAVE BEEN BROUGHT ABOUT BY IN VITRO, BUT WE WANT TO INFORM THE PUBLIC THAT THIS PROCESS INVOLVES THE KILLING OF THEIR OFFSPRING, ACTUALLY.))
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The Institute says it has refined its technology dramatically, with pregnancy rates now approaching 75 percent.
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[VMI-Superintendent]


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At least a half-dozen names are being mentioned as potential candidates for superintendent of Virginia Military Institute.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that among those mentioned are two graduates of the school: retired General Binford Peay the Third and Lieutenant General Robert Flowers, head of the U-S Army Corps of Engineers.
Non-alumni names include former Navy secretary James Webb, Anthony (Zin-ee) Zinni, a part-time V-M-I instructor who has served as a U-S special envoy to the Middle East and retired General Wesley Clark.

[Correction]


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We have a correction from an earlier story.
In our story about the annual chamber of commerce meeting in Martinsville we incorrectly identified the speaker in the soundbite.
It was actually Reverend Tyler Millner speaking.

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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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Tech's Bonnie Henrickson gets career win number 100 at the Cassell tonight and the Express was back at the Roundhouse.
But first our Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gainesville, FL/SUNSHINE; :]


Third ranked Florida extended its win streak to 9 games today.
Florida's Udonis Haslem had 23 points and 10 rebounds as the Gators beat Stetson 94 to 66. And here are tonight's college scores.
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[S-Tech]


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A big milestone for Virginia Tech coach Bonnie Henrickson last night as the Hokies beat Gardner Webb 76 to 39 in the Lady Luck Classic.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Tech vs Gardner Webb; :]


Henrickson picked up career win number 100 all at Virginia Tech.
The lady Bulldogs worked the pass into Amanada Bowles who gets physcial and spins around for the basket.
Tech's Crystal Starling brings it down and passes it cross court to Sarah Hicks who pulls up and hits the three pointer.
Gardner Webb's Shirley Andorful gets the quick pass inside to Chrissy Guzman she misses but gets her on rebound for the score.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/76/Gardner Webb/39/;]


But the Hokies Ieva Kublina passes to Starling who steps outside the line and hits it for 3 of her 15 points and the Hokies win it 76 to 39.
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[S-VMI]


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V-M-I picked up a big win in the Capital tonight, Jason Conley banked in a three pointer with 2 seconds left as the Keydets knocked off Richmond 82 to 80.
Conley scored 25 points in the game.

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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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The Chicago Bulls have a new head coach.
Bill Cartwright, a long time Bulls assistant and former player, was promoted to the top spot yesterday he succeeds Tim Floyd who resigned Monday.
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Cartwright has won 5 N-B-A championships with the Bulls.

[S-Columbus]


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Tomorrow night, the Roanoke Dazzle takes on the Columbus Riverdragons at the Roanoke Civic Center in a 7:30 tip off. Roanoke is OH and 2 so far this season against a tough Columbus team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00]


Things have been going well of late for the Dazzle. After a tough stretch in which the team played three of four on the road, the Dazzle has won two straight to boost it's record to 8 and 11 in the NBDL.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express blew a lead in the third period and Charlotte skates away with a 4 to 3 overtime win over the Express.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Checkers; :]


The Express comes out in the third period leading 1 to nothing.
Roanoke would extend that lead to 2 to 1 when Rick Kowalsky skates in for the shot and scores to make it 2 to 1.
But the Checkers rallied from behind down 3 to 1. Kevin Hilton gets the puck just inside the blue line and fires the shot for the score to tie it at 3 to 3 and send it to overtime.
[SUPER=38-Charlotte/4/Roanoke/3/;]


Then Andrew Taylor gets the loose puck and scores on the slap shot and the Checkers win it in overtime 4 to 3.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


The Hokies have no secrets when it comes to playing Florida State in the Gator Bowl.
More later this morning.

[S-Secrets]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Many of the key players in the 1999 Sugar Bowl matchup between Florida State and Virginia Tech have moved on. But Mike Stevens says the Seminoles know more about Tech than you could ever imagine.
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(( Way back in the spring as Grant Noel was walking into Rector Field house for his first workout as the Hokies starting quarterback he wasn't the only one trying to absorb as much as possible. In a practice that is commonplace among college programs that respect each other, but don't usually compete against one another - Florida State's coaching staff spent a weekend in Blacksburg in the spring. The FSU coaches weren't just given an open door policy, but also an open play book. ((BILLY HITE:)) Had the Tech coaches known they would be playing Florida State in a bowl game they probably would have postponed the visit a year, but in reality a lot of people of trying have been trying to copy what Tech does since their national title run in 1999.)) ((BILLY HITE:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))

[S-Bowl]


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A victory over TCU in the Galleryfurniture-dot-com Bowl has ended Texas A & M's 4 game bowl losing streak.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/ESPN; :]


T-C-U head coach Gary Patterson with his team before taking the field.
The Aggies led 7 to nothing in the first quarter then on first and goal from the 5 Mark Farris tosses the ball to Derek Farmer he fumbles the ball and Charlie Owens scoops it up and returns it 89 yards for the score and T-C-U tied the game at 7 to 7.
[SUPER=36-Texas A&M/28/TCU/9/;]


But the Aggies came back Joe Weber scores on the 2 yard run and Texas A & M gets the 28 to 9 win.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


THat's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.

[S-Mo]


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After sitting out a season, Mo Vaughn will return to Major League Baseball as a New York Met.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :]


Vaughn and the Mets finally reached an agreement that puts him in a met uniform and in return the Angels acquire pitcher Kevin Appier.
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[IN Q="I'd really....]
[SUPER=01-Mo Vaughn/Signs With N. Y. Mets; :]
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[OUT Q=....my family."]
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