[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Virginia Tech gets a multi-million dollar defense department grant for the fight against bio terrorism.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And bluegrass is growing. Local musicians may be hit with a Grammy double whammy.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
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In sports, The Roanoke College men open ODAC play in Lexington tomorrow night the Hokies talk about recruiting.
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[VO-NAT]
And Dennis Green is hanging up his whistle as the head football coach of the Minnesota Vikings.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A complex forecast for this weekend may disrupt travel plans for some. We have the forecast possibilities coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[SOT 1:26:05]
[IN Q=this support]

((CHARLES STEGER/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT; THIS SUPPORT WILL HELP US TO PROVIDE AN ANALYTICAL TOOLS THAT WILL BE OF CRITICAL VALUE.))
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[OUT Q=OF CRITICAL VALUE.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The Federal government looks to Virginia Tech to help with national security.
[ANCHOR=KEith 2-Shot]

Funding is announced for University researchers making strides in the study of biological threats.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Tech-Defense]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC1:47:47]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The Defense Department is putting faith and funding behind cutting edge research at Virginia Tech.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Four and a half million dollars was pledged today for the University's Bio-informatics Institute. It focuses on the study of biological weapons.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has more on this from Blacksburg ...Rachel? Keith- Shannon: research at the university has the potential for a major national impact.
[LIVE=Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; ]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Tech is using computer technology to analyze scientific findings. Results that can then be used by U-S homeland security to identify biological threats.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Newman/Bioinformatics Research Scientist; :12]
[SUPER=@Boucher; :40]
[SUPER=01-Charles Steger/Virgina Tech President; :52]
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[OUT Q=AT THE BIOINFORMATICS INSTITUTE.]

((Nats Core lab manager Tom Newman says the funding will help scientists do their job better and faster. All the federal money will pay for 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.))
[OUT Q=THE TIME]

Bioinformatics study is relatively new and Tech officials say they're leading the pack. It uses technology to manage and analyze immense amounts of data...data that's describing molecules and DNA.
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[SOT 1:18:38]
[IN Q=bioinformatics]

((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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((CHARLES STEGER/VIRGINA TECH PRESIDENT; WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND OTHERS TO ADDRESS THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AND UNMET HOMELAND SECURITY NEEDS FOR BIOINFORMATICS TOOLS TO AID IN THE IDENTIFICATION AND ATTRIBUTION OF POTENTIAL BIOLOGICAL PATHOGENS.))
[OUT Q=PATHOGENS.]

Tech's Bioinformatics Institute is nearly two-years old and employees about 35 people...but just as funding for the program is growing so is it's size and affect on the region.
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(( WE ANTICIPATE THAT WITHIN THE NEXT 1 TO 2 YEARS THAT WE WILL HAVE SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE WORKING AT THE BIOINFORMATICS INSTITUTE.))
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[LIVE=Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Steger says the high quality jobs created will boost the region's ecoonomy. He says the Institute is already generating interest in companies wanting to re-locate to the area.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel/Microwave;]

Keith Shannon, the 4.5 million dollars was approved by Congress last month. Congressman Boucher says it paves the way for continuing federal funding of Tech's efforts.

[State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=rly]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC57:56]
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While Virginia's state capitol digs out of yesterday's snow, the state's incoming governor and key legislative leaders are digging their way out of a different mess.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Behind closed doors, Warner tried to open up communication with the House and Senate leaders to avoid another budget stalemate.
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((VANCE WILKINS/ (R)-AMHERST: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER THIS TIME. WE HAVE TO PRODUCE A BUDGET. THIS IS A DIFFERENT SITUATION THAN A YEAR AGO. THERE'S NO CHOICE IN THE MATTER THIS YEAR. WE DO IT OR WE'RE SHUT DOWN. THAT WASN'T THE CHOICE LAST YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Speaker Vance Wilkins/(R) Amherst;00]
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[OUT Q=wasn't the choice last year.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meeting later with reporters, Warner said the Gilmore administration's use of one-time budget fixes is the wrong approach. The Governor-Elect says fifty new tax credits and new spending programs add up to 1-point-9 billion dollars .. and that won't help the 3-point-2 billion budget shortfall.
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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. SO IT'S GOING TO REQUIRE THE HARD CHOICES AND I'M COMMITTED TO WORKING WITH THE LEGISLATURE TO FIX IT.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner;31]
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[OUT Q=with a traditional economic recovery.]
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[VO-NAT]

Warner is putting everything on the table to find that fix. They meet again on Tuesday to discuss specifics on who or what gets cut.
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[Campbell-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC1:58:22]
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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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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Yesterday]


Nine- year- old Stacy Glick died after the Jeep Cherokee she was riding in slid off Waterlick Road around two p-m Thursday.
Trooper B-K Childress says 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.
Childress says speed was not a factor in the accident.
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[Bedford-Fatal]


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[WRITER=syo]
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No charges will be filed in the car accident death of a Huddleston woman this morning. 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 at about a quarter past eleven. The Mercury Pacer was being driving by Howell's daughter in law, Margaret Grey Howell, also of Huddleston. She was taken to Bedford Memorial Hospital with head injuries. Both women *were* wearing seat belts.

[D-Day-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsc]
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The National D-Day Memorial was closed today while workers cleared snow and ice from its walkways.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]


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 . They'll then open the gates to veterans and tourists.
The Memorial is normally closed just three days a year. Like the rest of us, D-Day Memorial officials are wondering whether we may get more snow Sunday.
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Visitors can call 540-587-3620 for more information about weekend hours.
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[PHCC]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


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.

[Snow-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC1:27:48]
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More snow this weekend could mean a winter wonderland for many children.
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[VO-NAT:9.5]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Sledding will most likely be tops on the agenda for many kids. And while speeding down the hill at top speeds can be a lots of fun it can also be dangerous.
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((TARRAH TATEM/ROANOKE REGIONAL SAFE KIDS COALITION; IN 19-99 THERE WAS 14-THOUSAND CHILDREN IN EMERGENCY ROOMS FOR SLEDDING ACCIDENTS AGES 5 TO 14. SO THAT'S A LOT OF CHILDREN GOING OUTSIDE AND GETTING HURT))
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That's why parents should make sure the sled has a steering device --and that the child rides sitting-up -feet forward to avoid injury.
The Roanoke Regional Safe Kids Coalition also recommends children wear a helmet --like one used to ride a bike.
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[IN Q=Make sure they are not sledding]

((MAKE SURE THEY NOT SLEDDING ON ICE THAT'S DANGEROUS --THEY NEED TO BE ON PACKED SNOW. MAKE SURE THERE IS NO HIDDEN ROCKS STONES, UNDERNEATH SNOW WHERE THEY COULD GET INJURED))
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To avoid frost bite --make sure the child wears several layers of clothing and comes inside periodically to warm-up.
But if kids show signs of blisters on the skin or complains of numbness or pain --you should bring them indoors and call a doctor.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Some local musicians are in the running for the music industry's biggest award.
Find out who next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And Roanoke police finish their investigation of the incident that sent two of their officers crashing into each other.
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[Grammy-Awards]
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[WRITER=jda]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


2001 was a banner year for bluegrass and for Franklin County resident Dan Tyminski. And it appears the trend will continue in 2002.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Nominations for the Grammy Awards are out, and Tyminski's name is on the list. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & JoeD /MB SET;]


Joe Dashiell is here tonight with more on Tyminski and another Virginia bluegrass legend who is also in the running.
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[SUPER=@joe1;]


Keith and Shannon, the bluegrass bandwagon rolls on. Today the soundtrack to the movie "O Brother Where Art Thou," picked up five nominations included Album of the Year.
And the surprising success of that album continues to put Dan Tyminski front and center.
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(([OPENS WITH NAT SOUND OF CMA AWARD]
Dan Tyminski may have been surprised when his name was called in November at the CMA awards... but the million selling success of the "O Brother Where Art Thou" soundtrack, and the bluegrass boom it has fueled make him a Grammy contender as well. [NAT SOUND OF NOMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT]
Tyminski is nominated for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, for the song "I am a Man of Constant Sorrow."
[NAT SOUND OF MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW]
He shares several more nominations for his work on the "O Brother" soundtrack, and with the group, Alison Krauss and Union Station.
And Tyminski isn't the only resident of western Virginia among the nominees. [NAT SOUND OF O DEATH]
Dickenson County native Ralph Stanley picked up two nominations, for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, and for Best Bluegrass Album.))
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[***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
[LIVE=JoeD /FULL MB Set]


As a member of the group Alison Krauss and Union Station, Tyminski is already a Grammy winner ... Stanley has been nominated in the past.
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Keith and Shannon, we'll see how they fare this year when the Grammys are handed out February 27th.

[Home-Shopping]


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The Home Shopping Network is cutting two percent of its workforce.
115 positions have been eliminated in what the spokespersons call a "companywide consolidation."
The affected areas include information technology, merchandising, marketing and broadcasting.
The Florida network has a major distribution center in Salem.
No work yet about cutbacks there.

[Stocks]


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[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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The prospect of economic recovery this year has Wall Street three-for-three so far in 2002. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-x/87.60/10259.74/x/15.11/2059.38;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW gained another 88 points today.
NASDAQ rose 15.
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[Police-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jsc]
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A Roanoke police officer is being blamed for a car accident last month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 17;]


Officer B. W. Hughes' car collided with another cruiser on the morning of December seventeenth.
The accident took place on Willimason Road after Hughes and Officer H.T. Farris responded to a report of a stolen truck.
A police spokeswoman said speed was found to be a factor in accident.
She also said Hughes received appropriate disciplinary action and that he would be given remedial training.
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[History-Expert]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC1:16:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local author of military history will get a chance to shine in the national spotlight this weekend during an appearance on the History Channel this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Lynchburg's Mark Scalia (skuh-LEE-uh) will appear on "Hardcover History" Sunday morning to discuss his book "Germany's Last Mission to Japan".
It's the story of a German U-Boat and its crew during the final days of World War Two.. and has a lot of relevance to current events.
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[SOT 16:29:56]
[IN Q=A lot of]

((MARK SCALIA/AUTHOR: A LOT OF THE WEAPONS THAT WE'RE USING IN AFGHANISTAN, THE HAND-HELD GRENADES, RPG'S, THINGS OF THAT NATURE.. SMART BOMBS.. THAT TECHNOLOGY CAME FROM GERMANY DURING WORLD WAR TWO, SOME OF IT WAS ON BOARD THIS SUBMARINE.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Scalia/Author]
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[OUT Q=on board this submarine.]
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[VO-NAT]


Scalia's book is in its third printing and will be released in Germany this spring.
He's also served as a technical advisor for movies like "U-571".
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]
And coming up In sports, The Minnesota Vikings are in search of a new head football coach It's ODAC time for the R

oanoke College Men.
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[VO-NAT]


And Florida head coach Steve Spurrier resigned today and some say he will pursue a coaching job in the N-F-L.
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[S-Green]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-103 (1:59:57)]
[GRAPHIC=NFL Logo]
After 10 seasons in the N-F-L all in Minneapolis, Dennis Green and the Minnesota Vikings are ending their relation

ship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-]


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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[SUPER=01-Dennis Green/Former Viking Head Coach; :]
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[OUT Q=......this year."]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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The Vikings will appoint an interim coach for Monday night's game at Baltimore.

[S-Spurrier]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-117 (14:32)]
[GRAPHIC=College football]


Florida head football coach Steve Spurrier is hanging up his whistle he says to spend more time with his family
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :]


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 Spurriers 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 firstt 12 years at the school.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


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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[WRITER=mst]
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The dead period where college coaches aren't allowed to mess with recruits, ends on January 13th. After that, the mileage and frequent flyer miles will start to build up in a hurry. Mike Stevens has more on Tech's challenges on this front.
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[SUPER=01-Jim Cavanaugh/VT Recruiting Coordinator; :21]
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[SUPER=01-Kevin Rogers/VT Quarterbacks Coach; :1:10]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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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=6pm]
[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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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[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-Syracuse]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-110]
[GRAPHIC=Tech hoops]


The 10 and 2 Virginia Tech lady Hokies jump start their Big East conference schedule tomorrow against Syracuse at Cassell Coliseum at seven PM. The Hokies have racked up three wins in the last week, including a win over ACC power Clemson. But the Hokies know Syracuse will be a big test.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=..off to one of their best starts"]

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