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Coming up on News 7-
An American soldier is killed in Afghanistan...
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While the U-S released pictures of what bin laden may look like as a Westerner.
Plus what happens when a mother mistakes glue for eye drops...
And saddling up in Salem.. the rodeo comes to town.
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News 7 is next.

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A U-S commander calls it dangerous work- and indeed it is.
Today a U-S Special forces soldier is killed by hostile fire in Afghanistan.
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((THERE WAS AN EXCHANGE OF SMALL ARMS FIRE THAT THIS AMERICAN SERVICE MAN WAS DOING HIS JOB.))
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[OUT Q=DOING HIS JOB.]
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[Afghanistan]


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Doing that job cost the serviceman his life today.
He is the first American soldier killed by hostile fire ....
The military says he was an Army Green Beret-
Jim Acosta has more.
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((Sergeant, first Class Nathan Ross Chapman was on a mission of advising and training local Afghan forces. Instead, gun fire was exchanged, killing the soldier from San Antonio Texas... and wounding a CIA agent. Gen. Tommy Franks, Central Command: "This American serviceman was doing his job. He was out for the purpose of working with and coordinating with tribal leaders in that area." The gun battle happened near the town of gardiz it is the same area where for two days American F-18s and heavy bombers have pounded a known al queda compound. although several u-s soldiers have been killed during this campaign... this is the first by 'enemy fire'. The CIA officer is expected to survive. It was back in November when another CIA operative, Mike Spann, was killed when al-Qaida prisoners revolted at a prison in Mazar-e-Sharif. Franks: I am mindful... important campaign. Meanwhile the search for Osama bin Laden and Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar intensifies. The intelligence chief for Kandahar tells CBS News that Omar has been wounded and that local intelligence teams will soon capture him. Haji Gullalai/ Chief of Intelligence, Kandahar And Pakistan could soon be turning over a top taliban leader. A defense official says the country has agreed to turn over the former taliban ambassador to Pakistan. U-S officials say that Pakistan has also handed over an al-Qaida member who ran bin Laden's training camps in Afghanistan. Jim Acosta, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Leaflets]


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Just what would Osama Bin Laden look like without a beard?
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New leaflets show Bin Laden with his hair cut short and his beard shaved off- He's also wearing Western clothing.


The message says "Usama bin laden the murderer and coward has abandoned you."
It's just one of many leaflets being dropped in Afghanistan.
Among the leaflets dropped in the past.... included ones that warned villagers not to shelter Al queda or Taliban members.
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[Raleigh]


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No fun for travelers on Interstate 40 near Raleigh-Durham.
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Re-frozen slush made for tough going for drivers trying to get around today.
Police urged people in the region to stay home- while road crews tried to get roads in better shape.
That area got nearly a foot of snow.
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[Charlotte]


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It was a little bit better in Charlote where most interstates and primary roads were cleared.
Just a few icy areas on ramps... but for the most part, Charlotte traffic was returning to normal today.
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In Atlanta, air traffic is moving again after a three days of delays... delays that had some travelers in tears.


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((R. C. WILSON/TRAVELER; THEY KICKED US OUT OF THE FOOD COURT.. COULDN'T SLEEP THERE. THEY FINALLY FELL ASLEEP IT'S BEEN RIDICULOUS.))
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Delta airlines offered an apology to travellers today- the problem seemed to be not enough de-icing equipment to keep planes on schedule.
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[D-Day-Memorial]


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The D-Day memorial was closed today while workers cleared snow and ice. Workers hope to have the memorial open again tomorrow.
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Memorial officials were worried about visitors slipping and falling on unprotected granite surfaces.
The paths cannot be treated with chemicals because they could damage the stone.
Workers hope to have most of the park cleared by noon tomorrow .
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Visitors can call 540-587-3620 for more information about weekend hours.
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[PHCC]


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Yesterday's snowfall disrupted class registration at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, so the college is extending it one more day.
P-H-C-C students will be able to register for Spring Semester classes Monday from 9 until 6.

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A threatening letter received by Senator Tom Daschle's office this week- contained talc, not anthrax.
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The F-B-I made that determination.
The letter is being investigated as a criminal hoax.
It was last fall that an anthrax laced letter was mailed to the senator in Mid-October.
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[Tech-Defense]


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Virginia Tech is receiving federal funding for cutting edge research in matters of homeland security.
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The Department of Defense is providing 4 and a half million dollars to the University's Bio-informatics Institute. Its efforts use technology to analyze data related to biological threats. The location has been operating nearly two-years and employs about 35-people. The federal money will be used to buy equipment.
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((TOM NEWMAN/BIOINFORMATICS RESEARCH SCIENTIST; WE HAVE TO HAVE THE COMPUTERS THE BIOINFORMATICS TO GO IN AND ACTUALLY DO THESE COMPARISONS DIFFERENT ANALYSIS TO TELL US WHAT'S RELATED WHAT'S IMPORTANT INFORMATION WHAT'S JUST THINGS THAT GO ON ALL THE TIME.)) ((US REP. RICK BOUCHER/9TH DISTRICT; BIOINFORMATICS RESEARCH IS ONE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL STRATEGY TO DETECT AND MITIGATE THE RISK OF POTENTIAL VIRAL OR BIOLOGICAL THREATS TO THE NATION.))
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Virginia Tech President Charles Steger estimates within the next two-years, the Institute will employee several hundred people. He says it will boost the region's economy and generate interest in companies relocating there.
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[State-Budget]


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House and Senate Leaders sat down with Governor-Elect Mark Warner today. They took their first joint look at the state budget.
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Warner says he's reaching out to the leadership in hopes of avoiding another budget logjam.
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((VINCE CALLAHAN/ (R)- MCLEAN: I THINK EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS THE PROBLEM. I DON'T SEE THE RANCOR BETWEEN THE HOUSE AND SENATE THAT WE HAD LAST YEAR. AND I THINK THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH WANTS TO WORK WITH US ACTUALLY THEY HAVE NO CHOICE.))
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Warner says one of the problems with the budget is the Gilmore administration's dependence on one time fixes totaling 2 point 4 billion dollars.
He also says the current budget is loaded down with 1.9 billion in new program spending with the largest part being the car tax cut.
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((MARK WARNER/GOVERNOR-ELECT: WE ARE LOOKING AT A PROBLEM THAT IS BIGGER THAN THE CURRENT BUDGET CYCLE THAT WILL EFFECT THE OUT YEARS EVEN WITH A TRADITIONAL ECONOMIC RECOVERY.))
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The Governor-Elect says the budget process will include some hard choices with the possibility of state layoffs, a reduction in tax credits, and the overhaul of government agencies.
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[Rodeo]


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The Wild Wild West took over the Salem Civic Center tonight.
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It was all part of the 34th annual Salem Stampede rodeo.
The event includes bareback bronc riding, calf roping, and clown acts for the kids.
More than 300 riders are competing for prize money that totals 25-thousand dollars.
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((BOBBY ROWE/SHOW ORGANIZER: THIS YEAR WE HAVE A RECORD NUMBER OF COWBOYS ENTERING AND THEY'RE COMING FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. ITS THE FIRST RODEO FOR THE NEW YEAR AND OF COURSE A LOT OF THEM WANT TO GET A JUMP THE POINT WISE.))
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One popular attraction is Lenore Rowe and her horse the "Golden Nugget"
The horse is a descendant of Trigger who was Roy Rogers' famous palomino horse.
You can catch that performance and the whole competition Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the Salem Civic Center.
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Should Virginia stop drivers from using cell phones?
Results of the latest research when News 7 returns.
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And Grammy nominations are out... find out who could win big next.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey sports fans I'm Roy Stanley and here's what's happening tonight, Steve Spurrier resigns as the head football coac
h at the University of Florida, Dennis Green says good bye to the Minnesota Vikings, Michael Jordan is the 4-th N-B-A p

layer to score 30-thousand points and the Roanoke Express was back at the Roundhouse tonight taking on the Charlotte Checkers.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[grammys]


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The musical group U-2 racks up the most nominations for this year's grammy awards....
Manuel Gallegus rounds up this year's nominees from Hollywood.
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((THE LATEST GROUP OF RECORDING STARS RECOGNIZED BY THE GRAMMYS. LEADING THE PACK OF NEWCOMERS AND B SOLOIST INDIA.AIRE WITH SEVEN NOMINATIONS INCLUDING BEST NEW ARTIST.
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My music is all about self-discovery and growth and all the things I've been going through for the past three years all the songs are about me
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OTHER BEST NEW ARTISTS NOMINEES - LINKIN PARK ALICIA KEYES AND NELLY FURTADO
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GRAMMY PRESIDENT MICHAEL GREENE SAYS THE TREND IS TO RECOGNIZE SINGER SONGWRITERS LIKE FURTADO.
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So much of what happens in his business in the last five years is producers pulling together pretty faces and finding a songwriter and doing this kind of prefab productions stuff and you cant sustain fans with that. THE NOMINEES FOR RECORD OF THE YEAR ARE ALL SINGER SONGWRITERS.. INDIA AIRE, ALICIA KEYES, OUTKAST, TRAIN AND U2
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WITH EIGHT NODS, U-2 HAS THE MOST NOMINATIONS OF ANY ARTIST THIS YEAR INCLUDING ALBUM, RECORD, AND SONG OF THE YEAR. OTHER BEST SONG NOMINEES - India aire-video Alicia keys -fallin Outkast- ms Jackson And train- drops of Jupiter. AND THERE ARE SOME veterans STILL IN THE MIX LIKE STEVIE NICKS NOMINATED FOR BEST FEMALE ROCK VOCAL - NICKS, 54;42 It's a younger world nowIt just is, and I accept that. -STAND-UP-))

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U-2 may lead the way with eight Grammy nominations, but Franklin County resident Dan Tyminski isn't far behind.
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Tyminski is nominated for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, for the song "I am a Man of Constant Sorrow."


He also shares several other nominations for his work on the "O Brother Where Art Thou" soundtrack, and with the group Alison Krauss and Union Station.
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Bluegrass legend and Dickenson County native Ralph Stanley is up for two awards, Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Bluegrass Album of the Year.
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The Grammys will be awarded on February 27th in Los Angeles.


[Distracted-Drivers]


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A new study says there's NO need to bar Virginia drivers from using cell phones.
The report by George Mason Univeristy -- suggests that all distractions cause drivers to crash -- whether they're rubbernecking, eating or putting on makeup.
Lawmakers have begun considering restrictions on drivers using cellphones, such as allowing only hands-free phones.
The report finds that things happening outside of cars, such as wrecks, distract drivers more than anything else.

[Campbell-Fatal]


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State police say no charges will be filed in a crash that killed a young girl in Campbell County yesterday.
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Nine-year old Stacy Glick died after the Jeep Cherokee she was riding in slid off Waterlick Road around two p-m Thursday.
Police say 32-year old Linda Ann Glick lost control on the snow-covered road and skidded into oncoming traffic.
Glick's car was hit broadside by a van driven by 53-year old Louis B. Cincinelli (sin-sin-ELL-ee) of Bedford County.
Police say speed was not a factor in the accident.
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[Bedford-Fatal]


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A Huddleston woman died this morning after a weather-related accident in Bedford County. 89-year-old Hessie Payne Howell died when the car she was riding in hit a patch of ice on Smith Mountain Lake Parkway and slid off the road into a tree. It happened shortly after eleven. The Mercury Tracer was driven by Howell's daughter in law, Margaret Grey Howell- She was taken to Bedford Memorial Hospital with head injuries.

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A tube of eye medicine can look a lot like glue.
One little girl found that out the hard way... we'll explain next on News 7.
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And he drank a glass of wine a day and only left his island home once... But time finally caught up with the world's oldest man.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Glue-Eyes]


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If you think having pink eye is bad, imagine having your eye glued shut...
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A mom in New York accidentally put a drop of nail glue into her daughter's eye today...
The nine-year-old girl had pink eye and her mother thought she had grabbed prescription eye drops.
The two were air-lifted to the hospital where the girl's eye was washed out with saline solution.
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Doctors say that her eye should fully recover although it remains red and swollen.

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The person thought to be the world's oldest man.. has died... just shy of his 113th birthday.
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Antonio Todde was a shepherd all of his life in Sardinia.
He inherited the Guiness Book of Records title in December of 2000- after an American man died at age 111.
Todde credited his long life to a glass of red wine every day.
His family says he died in his sleep overnight.
Todde was born in 1889... in mountain village.
He left his native island just once- to serve in the military in World War One.
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[History-Expert]


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He's served as a technical adviser for the movie "U-571" and he wrote a book on submarine warfare in World War Two.. now a Lynchburg author can add national TV to his resume.
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Mark Scalia (skuh-LEE-uh) will appear on "Hardcover History" on the History Channel Sunday morning.
He'll be discussing his book "Germany's Last Mission to Japan", the story of a German U-Boat and its crew during the final days of the war.
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((MARK SCALIA/AUTHOR: IT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD THAT YOU'RE DOING SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE FIND INTERESTING, ESPECIALLY PEOPLE OF THAT STATURE AND THERE'S SORT OF A BROTHERHOOD AMONG HISTORIANS AND WHEN YOU FIND THAT YOU CAN PLUG YOURSELF IN AND NO MATTER WHICH LEVEL YOU'RE ON, IT'S VERY GRATIFYING, AND IT SPURS THE INTEREST TO WANT TO JUST KEEP GOING FURTHER.))
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Scalia is now working on a second book, this one about the Confederate submarine "Stonewall".
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[S-Extra]


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Dennis Green is out at Minnesota and Steve Spurrier resigns as the head football coach at Florida.


But first our Extra point.
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Michael Jordan took on Chicago tonight for first time since he came out of retirement.
And he gave the crowd something to cheer about. Jordan needed 15 points to reach 30 thousand for his career. He reached the milestone when he scored 25 points in the first half against the Bulls.
He joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone and Wilt Chamberlin in the club. The Bulls won and here are tonight's high school scores.
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[S-Express]


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After coming back from a 3 goal deficit, Charlotte beat the Roanoke Express in a shootout 7 to 6.
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The Express takes the ice to begin the second period.
Roanoke's Stefan Brannare comes from behind the goal and slides it into the net for the score Roanoke led 2 to 1.

Steve Sabo scores his first goal of the season on the Express power play and Roanoke led 3 to 1.
Then Rick Kowalsky passes to Mike Peron and his goal would tie the score and send the game to the shootout.
[SUPER=38-Charlotte/7/Roanoke/6/;]


But the Checkers rallied David Oliver passes it to Brandon Dietrich who scores the goal and the Checkers win it 7 to 6.
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[S-Hoops]


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Franklin County fell to Patrick Henry in Roanoke last night 65 to 50.
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The Patriots came ready to play last night.
Brent Childress brings it down and passes to Patrick Preston who puts up the layup for 2 P-H led 10 to 4 in the first.
The Patriots get it to Andre Brewer he passes to Syndey Logan who hits the jumper inside the line.
Childress and Preston work it again Preston with the head fake and the bank off the glass for the easy two.
[SUPER=34-Patrick Henry/65/Franklin Co./50/; :]


But the Patriots hung tough Logan passes to Brian Epperly who hits the spin move for two and the Patriots win it 65 to 50.
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[S-Green]


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After 10 seasons in Minnesota, Dennis Green and the Vikings are parting company.
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Green's 10 year run with the club ends with one game remaining in a 5 and 10 season. That's the only losing record in Green's 10 seasons. He accepted a buyout of the last 2 years of his contract.
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The Vikings will appoint an interim coach for Monday night's game at Baltimore.
Steve Spurrier resigns as head football coach at the University of Florida. More later this morning.

[S-Spurrier]


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The Florida Gators are looking for a head coach after losing Steve Spurrier.
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But many believe that Spurrier has resigned to make himself available for an N-F-L head coaching Job.
The Gators won the National championship in 1996, 6 S-E-C titles and as many as 10 games 9 times in Spurrier's 12 years at the school.
His 122 victories at Florida ranks as the best win total in history for a major college coach in his first 12 years at the school.
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The Gators were 10 and 2 this past season and capped the year with a 56 to 23 trouncing of Maryland in the Orange Bowl on Wednesday night.

[S-Recruits]


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Virginia Tech football coaches are enjoying a short break after the Gator Bowl,
But on January 13-th, they hit the recruiting trail. Mike Stevens has more on Tech's challenges on this front.
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(( This will be the first recruiting period for the Hokies with newly appointed recruiting coordinator Jim Cavanaugh running the show. The 28 year college coaching veteran is well known and well respected from one end of the state to the other. ((JIM CAVANAUGH:)) Tech's newest staff member, quarterbacks' coach Kevin Rogers, will also be out of the recruiting trail. He also has plenty of evaluating to do in the coming months before spring ball. Tech returns five quarterbacks next season in Grant Noel, backup Bryan Randall - who may move to defense, third string signal caller Jason Davis, and two more freshmen who were redshirted this year in Chris Clifton and Will Hunt. Add a couple of likely incoming freshmen recruits and things are suddenly very overcrowded. ((KEVIN ROGERS:)) Look for the Hokies to make some decisions along this front long before the start of spring practice in March. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

[S-Maroons]


[ANCHOR=roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-113]
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The ODAC men's basketball season is in full swing and tomorrow, Roanoke College takes on Washington & Lee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The Maroons, who won the V-Foundation tournament last night, come into the W & L game with a 1 and 2 ODAC record.
Generals coach Jeff LaFave scouted the Maroons last night in the tournament championship game and there is nothing to smile about when it comes to this rivalry.
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[SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Basketball Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jaimar Mansel/Roanoke Guard; :31]
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[OUT Q=....in the ODAC"]
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[S-Stacy]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-108 (57:04)]
[GRAPHIC=Stacy Compton]


Stacy Compton has picked up a ride for the Winston Cup Season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :]


The 34 year old Compton will drive the Conseco Pontiac owned by racing legend A.J. Foyt.
Compton received a one year contract with Foyt.
He will also run a full Busch Series season in 2002. Compton joined Winston Cup in 2-thousand after 3 years in the Craftsman Truck Series.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.

[Skater-Monkey]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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A movie star showed up in San Diego today, to promote his new movie.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA]


But this was no ordinary celebrity...
Jack is a skateboarding chimp.
The star of the movie "M-V-P-2" does all his own stunts and was eager to show off his skateboarding form... (------------)