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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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Coming up on News 7- The latest forecast... plus road conditions throughout the region...
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[VO-NAT]

A Craig County school teacher is killed in an apparent murder/suicide. And, authorities say the teen who piloted a plane into a Florida skyscraper left a note expressing sympathy for Osama bin Laden.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.


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[SOT 16:24:11]
[IN Q=It was snowing pretty hard]

((DON SAMDAHL: IT WAS SNOWING PRETTY HARD IN LEXINGTON AT THAT TIME. IT LOOKED LIKE IT MIGHT BE TURNING TO ICE BUT IT BEGIN TO WARM UP, NOW IT'S JUST RAIN.))
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=it's just rain]
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[VO-NAT]


For many of us, it was the snow storm that wasn't.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good Evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Winter-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC-1:29:11]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]

The forecast originally called for 3 to 5 inches in Roanoke and as much as eight inches in the Highlands and New River Valley. But Mother Nature produced a Sunday surprise in those areas-- that translated to rain and sleet for most of our viewing area. However, the storm still caused some problems and delays, especially in the mountains. Justin McLeod shows us how Southwest Virgnia weathered the storm.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=07-Eddie Underwood; :12]
[SUPER=01-Michele Curley/Motorist; :28]
[SUPER=01-Paul Williams/Motorist; :35]
[SUPER=@justin1; :54]
[SUPER=01-Ross Bautsch/Air Traveler; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND IN BLACKSBURG))
The storm hit the New River Valley just after eight o'clock Sunday morning.
What started out as snow quickly turned into a wintry mix.
[SOT 16:14:31]
[IN Q=Its mostly sleet.]

((EDDIE UNDERWOOD: ITS MOSTLY SLEET. THEN EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE YOU'LL CATCH A FEW LITTLE SNOW FLAKS OR SO BUT ITS MOSTLY SLEET AND ICE.))
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[OUT Q=sleet and ice]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF V-DOT TRUCKS))
VDOT quickly sprung into action.
Crews worked 12 hour shifts removing snow and treating the roads with salt.
[SOT 16:25:30; 16:23:19]
[IN Q=It wasn't too bad]

((MICHELE CURLEY/MOTORIST: IT WASN'T TOO BAD. JUST A LITTLE BIT OF SLEET AND RAIN. RIGHT HAND LANE WAS SAFE, LEFT HAND LANE I WOULDN'T BE DOING TOO MUCH PASSING.)) ((PAUL WILLIAMS/MOTORIST: JUST A LOT OF RAIN SLUSH AND ICE ON THE ROAD, IT WASN'T TOO BAD.))
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[OUT Q=wasn't too bad]


Not bad on the interstates.
But the secondary roads are a different story.
During a winter storm, VDOT gives first priority to interstates and primary roads.
Subdivisions and secondary roads come last.
[SOT 16:28:14]
[IN Q=The storm also caused]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE STORM ALSO CAUSED PROBLEMS HERE AT THE ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT. BY NINE O'CLOCK, SEVERAL FLIGHTS WERE CANCELED TO AND FROM ATLANTA AS WELL AS CINCINNATI. ONCE THE STORM HIT HERE IN ROANOKE, THOSE DELAYS AND CANCELATIONS ONLY GREW AS THE DAY WENT ON.))
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[OUT Q=the day went on]

((NAT SOUND OF PEOPLE STANDING IN LINE AT AIRPORT))
Delays sometimes lasted more than a hour.
Many travelers showed up early hoping to get out before the storm hit.
Some weren't so lucky.
[SOT 16:19:55]
[IN Q=We might be spending]

((ROSS BAUTSCH/AIR TRAVELER: WE MIGHT BE SPENDING THE NIGHT HERE OR IN PITTSBURGH, YEAH, FUN.))
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[OUT Q=yeah, fun]


Fun for some, aggrevation for others.
But for most people, the storm that wasn't was a welcome sight.
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[IN Q=With Roanoke you just]

((LUCY LOWE/MOTORIST: WITH ROANOKE YOU JUST NEVER KNOW, ITS JUST PART OF LIVING IN ROANOKE.))
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[OUT Q=living in Roanoke]


A living that made for an interesting day whether you were at home, on the road, or in the air.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Travel-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC-33:44]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]

VDOT says Interstates 81 and 77 are clear tonight. But there are scattered snow and ice patches on many other main roads such as routes 460, 19, and 11 as well as routes 58, 23 and 16. Other-- primary roads throughout the region also have snow and ice so V-DOT is urging motorists to drive carefully...

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[SUPER=03- ]


VDOT trucks will be out all night treating the roads with salt and other chemicals.
Crews are using a new anti-icing technique they hope will making driving safer and snow plowing easier.
It's being used on the interstates and some main roads.
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[SOT 16:30:52]
[IN Q=We are pre-wetting]

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON: WE ARE PRE-WETTING THE SALT BEFORE WE SPREAD IT. AND WE FIND THIS STARTS THE MELTING ACTION FASTER. WE WERE EXPERIMENTING WITH IT THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS TO SEE IF IT WAS COST EFFECTIVE. IT IS MORE COSTLY TO DO IT THIS WAY BUT IF IT MEANS WE CAN CLEAN UP A STORM QUICKER THEN REALLY THE COST, THE BIG BENEFIT IS GETTING IT DONE SOONER.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson]
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[OUT Q=it done sooner]
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If you need current road condition reports you call VDOT's toll-free Highway Helpline at 1-800-367-ROAD.
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[TAKE WEB ADDRESS FS] And for a complete list of tomorrow's school closings and delays, you can log onto our website at W-D-B-J-7 -dot-com.


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[Craig-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC-9:00]
[GRAPHIC=Murder-Suicide]

The Craig County sheriff's office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide.
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[VO-NAT]
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The sheriff says David L- Fisher shot and killed his estranged wife at her Mountain View apartment-- before turning the pistol on himself. Fisher's wife, Anna Kay, taught fifth grade at McCleary Elementary. The couple's daughter discovered the pair-- around three this morning and notified authorities. The sheriff says the couple was separated.
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[Special-Election]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC-48:01]
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The General Assembly convenes this Wednesday, but there's still one seat open in the House of Delegates.
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[VO-NAT - :16]
[SUPER=@File;]

The vacancy in the 12th district will be filled during a Special Election on Tuesday... that pits Democrat Jim Shuler against Republican Larry Linkous. The seat became vacant when Democrat (CREE) Creigh Deeds of Bath was elected to the state Senate seat formerly held by Emily Couric, who died in October.
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[Fox]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC-46:05]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Council]

Another candidate is officially vying for a seat on Roanoke City Council.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Xavier (Zay-vee-er) Fox says he's committed to the Roanoke Valley and is hoping for enough votes in the March 5th primary.
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[SOT 05:42:36]
[IN Q=I stand for ]
[SUPER=01-Xavier Fox/(D) Roanoke City Council Candidate; ]

((I STAND FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.))
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[OUT Q=economic development.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Democrat is a maintenance mechanic with Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority and has three children.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

Up ahead on News 7 at 11, a Pennsylvania girl is resting at home after allegedly being abducted by a Northern Virginia man...
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[VO-NAT]

and investigators say a 15- year old Florida boy flew his plane into a Tampa office building in the name of Osama Bin Laden. We'll have that and more coming up.
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[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jwi]
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The 15-year-old who crashed into a skyscraper yesterday left a note expressing sympathy for Osama Bin Laden...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL]


Charles Bishop said he acted alone, but supported the September eleventh terrorist attacks.
A Coast Guard helicopter intercepted the plane and signaled for it to land.
But the stolen aircraft crashed into the 28th story of a Tampa, Florida office building.
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[IN Q=I WAS TERRIFIED]
[SUPER=01-Monica Lothrop/Attorney; (QUICK) ]
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[OUT Q=GOING TO BE A FIRE]

((I was terrified ... that there were going to be more planes and maybe there was going to be a fire.))
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[VO-NAT]


Bishop died on impact but no one in the building was injured.
Officials say the high school freshman was a loner with very few friends, but there is no evidence that he was tied to any terrorists groups.
Officials pulled the tail of the plane inside the building last night.
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[Update-Afghanistan]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Op. Enduring Freedom]

U-S troops are headed to Cuba to build a prison for captives in the war on terror. The Pentagon says about 15- hundred military personnel will be building and then guarding the maximum- security prison. Meanwhile, the hunt continues for the two most wanted men in the world. Aleen Sirgany has more.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Hamid Karzai/Interim Afghan Leader; :32]
[SUPER=03-Fort Hood, TX; :54]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News; 1:11]
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[OUT Q=Sirgany, CBS News, Washington.]

((
(file nats of bombs)(FILE)

us jets bombed eastern Afghanistan on Sunday in pursuit of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and Osama bin Laden. however there's a growing belief on Capitol Hill that both men have escaped.

(SOT- already fonted -Senator Bob Graham/chmn senate intelligence

committee/abc's this week) "the best intelligence is that both bin laden and omar are alive, whether they are still in afghanistan or have slipped over the border to pakistan is a big question"
omar was last thought to be in the mountains of baghran. but the new leader of afghanistan says even if omar has escaped the country... he will be caught.

(SOT-Hamid Karzai/Interim Afghan Leader/NBC Meet The Press)

"Well if we find him we will arrest him. Today, tomorrow, whenever.
the u-s military is hoping their new prisoner might have useful information. the taliban's former ambassador to pakistan, Abdul Salam Zaeef, is now being held on a Navy ship in the Arabian Sea. U-S officials say the big question now is -- will he talk?

(nats of soldiers)(Ft. Hood, Texas)

back in the u-s 15-hundred soldiers, including over 100 from fort hood, texas are headed for cuba. they are going to the Guantanamo Bay Navy base to build and guard a maximum-security prison for hundreds of Taliban and al-Qaida detainees.
STANDUP: meanwhile the body of the first american soldier killed in combat is now on a military base in germany. sergeant first class nathan chapman was killed in an exchange of gunfire on friday. us officials are now making arrangements to his body back to the u-s. as cbs news washington))

[VA-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
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A 13- year old girl is reunited with her parents after allegedly being held captive by a Virginia man she met over the Internet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA;]

The 13- year old disappeared from her Pittsburgh home on New Year's Day. The F-B-I, acting on a tip, found the girl restrained inside a town home in Northern Virginia. Authorities believe the girl met 38- year old Scott Tyree in an Internet chat-room.
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[SOT CONUS 16:07:06]
[IN Q=SHE'S MORE THAN ]
[SUPER=01-Charles Kozakiewicz/Father; ]

((SHE'S MORE THAN HAPPY TO BE HOME BUT WE WANT TO GET MOVING BECAUSE WE'VE GOT SOME PEOPLE TO SEE AND WE APPRECIATE EVERYTHING EVERYONE'S DONE FOR US.))
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[OUT Q=DONE FOR US.]
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[anchor=Teresa]
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Scott Tyree is charged with illegal transportation of a minor for the purpose of engaging sexual conduct. If convicted, he could get up to 15- years in prison. [Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[writer=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7 at 11, the top ranked Duke Blue Devils drop their first game of the year, falling to Florida State. Roy Stanley will have highlights of that and more...
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[VO-NAT]

but before that, a local girl got some national attention from some sports folks today... We'll meet Hunter Ozmer coming up... Stay with us...
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Horse-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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The Salem Rodeo has come and gone for this year. Making appearances were a woman who is no stranger to the Salem Civic Center, and a horse who has some very famous bloodlines.
Richard Lesko introduces us to Lenore Rowe and Golden Nugget in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[SUPER=01-Lenore Rowe/Trick Performer; :27]
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[OUT Q=RL, News 7, Salem.]

(( Lenore Rowe has been coming to the rodeo in Salem for about 34 years now. This time, she's come along with Golden Nugget, a horse who is making his debut at the Salem Civic Center.
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[INQ=Say hi to everybody...]
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[OUTQ=that's a good boy.]

Rowe started out riding on cattle ranches in Florida, but had dreams of starring in a more glamorous arena.
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[SOT 10:50:54]
[INQ=Then I became]

((THEN I BECAME INTERESTED IN HOW TO TRAIN HORSES TO DO THE TRICKS I SAW THEM DO IN MOVIES, BECAUSE WHEN I WAS LITTLE WE WOULD GO TO MOVIES AND SIT THERE ALL SATURDAY AND WATCH ALL THE WESTERNS, AND OF COURSE, TRIGGER AND ROY ROGERS AND DALE EVANS WERE MY FAVORITES.))
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[OUTQ=and Trigger were my favorites.]

While she couldn't get Trigger himself, Golden Nugget is a seven year old great-great-grandson of the movie star which starred under Roy Rogers' in all of his movies. How she got Golden Nugget has a bit of musical history, in the early 90's Roy Rogers and Randy Travis worked on an album together.
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[INQ=Randy Travis is an avid...]

((LENORE ROWE/; RANDY TRAVIS IS AN AVID HORSEMAN AND HE AND ROY BECAME GOOD FRIENDS DURING THIS PERIOD, AND ROY WHEN HE LEFT GAVE HIM A TREASURED GIFT, AND IT WAS A GREAT GRANDSON OF TRIGGER, AND HE SHIPPED THE STALLION HOME TO MIDDLE TENNESSEE AND BRED SOME HIS GOOD MARES, AND GOLDEN NUGGET WAS ONE OF THEM.))
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[OUTQ=golden nugget was one of them.]

Golden Nugget has been through about three years of trick training, learning all sorts of dances, steps and bows. Rowe says Golden Nugget was a bit of a handful when she bought him as a three year old.
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[SOT 10:46:49]
[INQ=This one started...]

((THIS ONE STARTED OUT THINKING HE WAS A BIG BULLY, BUT WE HAD TO CHANGE HIS MIND, AND HE REALLY LIKES PEOPLE, HE DOES LIKE TO PERFORM, AND AS YOU CAN SEE THE LIGHTS AND EVERYTHING DON'T BOTHER HIM.))
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[OUTQ=don't bother him.]

People who were familiar with both Golden Nugget and his well known great great grandfather say the two share more than family ties.
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[SOT 10:49:07]
[INQ=They think...]

((THEY THINK THEY ARE BOTH SMARTYPANTS, AND WANT TO DO IT BEFORE YOU ASK THEM TO DO IT. A LOT OF SIMILARITIES WITH THEM.))
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[OUTQ=simularities with them.]


Richard Lesko, News 7, Salem.))[Football-Call]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC-1:50:52]
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One local family was glued to the tv today, not for the weather report but for a sporting event.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


16-year old Hunter (Oz-mer)Ozmer of Roanoke has Niemann-Pick Disease.
It's a genetic disorder that causes cell death and malfunction of major organs.
[SUPER=04-Fox Sports;]


Today, the entire anchor crew of FOX N-F-L Sunday wore special N-P-D pins on the air to raise awareness of this deadly disease.
Anchorman James Brown is an active supporter of the Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation and a friend of the Ozmer family.
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[SOT 8:00:15; 8:06:11]
[IN Q=We were at the national]

((HUNT OZMER/HUNTER'S DAD: WE WERE AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH FOR HUNTER TO HAVE A CHECKUP. WE WENT TO AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT FOR DINNER AND THE GENTLEMAN SEATED US RIGHT NEXT TO JAMES AND DOROTHY BROWN. AND AT THE END OF OUR MEAL I GOT UP AND ASKED JAMES IF HE WOULD BE WILLING TO HELP RAISE MONEY AND HE SAID SURE.)) ((HUNTER OZMER: WE'LL GET THROUGH IT WITH GOD AND ME.))
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[OUT Q=God and me]
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[VO-NAT]


Today, the family held a football party to watch the broadcast.
After the on-air acknowledgement, James Brown phoned the Ozmer residence and talked to Hunter for several minutes.
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[TAKE NP DISEASE FS]
If you would like more information on Niemman-Pick Disease or how you can obtain a N-P-D lapel pin you can go to this website.
Its n-n-p-d-f dot com.
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[S-Duke]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-103 (2:01:39)]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Logo]


Duke's hadn't lost in 22 games dating back to last year. That streak ended at the hands of Florida State last night. The top ranked Blue Devils missed key free throws down the stretch and Florida State gets the 77 to 76 upset.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL/FOX SPORTS NET; :]


Steve Robinsons Seminoles blew a 15 point halftime lead.
But when Monte Cummings scored off the glass Florida State led the game by 12 48 to 366.
That's when Duke's Jason Williams got hot he hit 7 three pointers in the second half this one tied the game at 61.
Then later in the half Duke's Mike Dunleavy pulls up at the line and hits the three the Blue Devils led by 4.
[SUPER=33-Florida St./77/Duke#1/76/; :]


The Seminoles get it to Cummings he takes it to the hoop and scores with 7 second seconds left and the Noles win it 77 to 76.
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[OUT Q=....to endure."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
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It's Duke's first loss to an unranked conference opponant since 1977.



[S-Maroons]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-117 (16:06)]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC Logo]


After a month layoff, Susan Dunagan and her lady Maroons returned to action with a 76 to 53 win over Hollins University.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Roanoke vs Hollins; :]


Hollins coach Karen Harvey drawing up some plays before the second half tip off.
Hollins works it around the key the ball is tipped to Brandy Cochran she passes to Mandy Nichols who scores.
The Maroons answer Sarah Grimes with the nice bounce pass to a cutting Meredith Evans who lays it in.
Hollins comes back Nichols on the drive she misses the layup but Tara Fehr is there for the put back.
[SUPER=34-Roanoke/76/Hollins/53/; :]


The Maroons trap Lauren McKee her pass is picked off by Liz Sloop who goes in for the layup and Roanoke wins it 76 to 53.
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[S-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-110 (28:52)]
[GRAPHIC=None]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada/CSN; :]


Shag and the Lakers were in Canada today.
Kobe Bryant scored 33 points and Shag added 24 as the Lakers beat the Raptors 109 to 89.
And here are the scores.
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[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-107 (48:59)]
[GRAPHIC=Skins/Cardinals]


The Washington Redskins finished the N-F-L season at 8 and 8. Stephen Davis rushed for 148 yards and the winning touchdown in a 20 to 17 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD/FOX SPORTS; :]


Marty Shottenheimer with his final words before the opening kickoff.
The Cardinals defense put the first points on the board. Adrian Wilson picks off this Tony Banks pass and returns it 61 yards for the score to make it 7 to nothing in the first quarter.
A Redskin field goal made it 7 to 3. Then former U-V-A running back Thomas Jones takes the handoff and scores from the four and the Cardinals led 17 to 6 at the half.
Washington opened the second half with a score Tony Banks hooks up with Walter Rasby on this touchdown pass the 2 point conversion failed and the Skins trailed 17 to 12.
The Washington defense then came up with the big play Antonio Pearce intercepts the Jake Plummer screen pass giving the Skins the ball at the Cardinal 23 yard line with time running out.
[SUPER=32-Washington/20/St. Louis/17/; :]


Kent Green replaced injured Tony Banks he hands off to Davis who scores from the 4 yard line and the Skins win it 20 to 17.
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[S-Panthers]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-106 (1:00:00)]
[GRAPHIC=Panthers/Patriots]


New England clinched the A-F-C East Division with blowing out Carolina 38 to 6.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/CBS SPORTS; :]


The Panthers set a league record with 15 straight losses.
It started off bad for Carolina. Ty Law intercepts this Chris Weinke pass and he returns it 45 yards for the score and the Patriots took a 10 to nothing lead in the first quarter.
[SUPER=32-New England/38/Carolina/6/; :]


Then in the third quarter the Patriots special teams put points on the board as Troy Brown returns this punt 61 yards for the score and the Patriots win it 38 to 6.
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[S-Bears]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-108 (57:39)]
[GRAPHIC=Bears/Jaguars]


For the first time since 1990, The Chicago Bears are the N-F-C Central Champions.
The Bears routed Jacksonville 33 to 13.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/CBS SPORTS; :]


Several Bear Hall of Famers were on the sideline in Chicago today.
The Bears have always had pride in their defense. On this play big Keith Traylor intercepts this Mark Brunnel pass, the over 300 pounder, takes off down the sideline like a running back returning the play some 60 yards inside the Jaguars 15 yard line setting up a touchdown in the third quarter.
[SUPER=32-Chicago/33/Jacksonville/13/; :]


Several plays later Jim Miller hits David Terrell on this 9 yard T-D pass and the Bears get the 33 to 13 win.
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[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-113 (31:55)]
[GRAPHIC=NFL Logo]


The Jets kick their way into the N-F-L playoffs Emmitt Smith became the first in N-F-L history to rush for 1-thousand yards in 11 straight seasons and Marshall Faulk is the first plyer to get 2-thousand all purpose yards in 4 straight seasons.
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Meantime, New York Giants defensive Michael Strahan is the king of sack. He set an N-F-L season record with 22 and a half sacks. The record breaking sack of Green Bay's Brett Favre came late in the fourth quarter of their game at Giants Stadium.
He breaks the record of 22 sacks set by Mark Gastineau of the New York Jets in 1984.
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Only days after winning the national championship, The University of Miami is losing two of its top players.
Defensive back Phillip Buchanon and running back Clinton Portis say they will skip their senior season and enter the N-F-L draft.
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Portis rushed for 12 hundred yards and 10 touchdowns for the Hurricanes this season. He carred 20 times for 104 yards and scored a touchdown in the 37 to 14 win over Nebraska in the Orange Bowl last Thursday night.
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Buchanon had 5 interceptions and also returned 2 punts for touchdowns. Tight end Jeremyy Shockey and defensive tackle William Joseph are also considering leaving early. They have to decide before Friday the deadline for underclassmen to apply for April's N-F-L draft.