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Coming up on News 7- Police investigate a suspicious death at a hotel in Lynchburg.
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Deadly storms cut a path through Tennessee and Ohio this weekend. Jerry Falwell's congregation makes plans for a big move. And, one of the biggest stars in country music brings his act to the Star City.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.


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[VO-NAT]

The 17- year old suspect in the Washington area sniper attacks reportedly confesses to pulling the trigger in several of the shootings.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Malvo]


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Attorneys for John Lee Malvo say they will seek to suppress a police interrogation of their client. According to the Washington Post-- Malvo told police he did some of the killing. But as Joie Chen reports-- questions have surfaced as to whether Malvo's words could eventually hurt the government's case.
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[IN Q=What sniper suspect]
[SUPER=03-Fairfax, VA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Arif/Suspect's Attorney; :35]
[SUPER=04-Shelia Tezano - Polaris; :48 quick]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Turley/George Washington Univ. Prof. of Law; :56]
[SUPER=01-Joie Chen/CBS News; 1:52]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

(( WHAT SNIPER SUSPECT JOHN LEE MALVO REPORTEDLY TOLD POLICE FILLS IN MANY BLANKS IN THE INVESTIGATION.
IN PARTICULAR, HIS ALLEGED CLAIM THAT HE WAS THE TRIGGERMAN IN AT LEAST SOME OF THE ATTACKS.
NEWSPAPER ACCOUNTS SAY MALVO TOOK CREDIT SPECIFICALLY FOR THE MURDER OF F-B-I ANALYST LINDA FRANKLIN IN A HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT IN FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA. THIS IS THE FIRST MURDER HE WILL BE TRIED FOR.
MALVO WAS QUESTIONED AFTER FEDERAL AUTHORITIES TURNED HIM OVER TO FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE LATE THURSDAY-- THE INTERROGATION WENT ON FOR AS LONG AS EIGHT HOURS. WITH NO LAWYER PRESENT.

(MICHAEL ARIF/SUSPECT'S ATTORNEY)

i am not at all comfortable with a 17-year-old being in police custody, being interrogated for that long a period a time without any representation. i have a lot of problem with that.

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WHAT PUZZLES LEGAL ANALYSTS IS WHY INVESTIGATORS WOULD QUESTION A MINOR WITHOUT LEGAL REPRESENTATION... ONLY TO RISK HAVING A COURT THROW OUT THE CONFESSION.

(JONATHAN TURLEY/GWU PROFESSOR)

they have all the evidence they can possibly have, a blind squirrel could find this nut and convict these individuals. so why? and the reason is, because he was there! they just couldn't resist it. that's the only explanation that i can think of.

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MALVO APPEARS TO CONFIRM INVESTIGATORS' SUSPICIONS... THAT "HE" HAD FIRED A NUMBER OF THE FATAL SHOTS... BECAUSE THE OLDER SUSPECT, JOHN ALLEN MUHAMMAD, WAS TOO BIG TO FIT IN TRUNK OF THE CHEVY CAPRICE THEY HAD OUTFITTED AS THEIR "SNIPER'S NEST."
MUHAMMAD-- WHO ALSO APPEARED IN COURT BRIEFLY FRIDAY-- HAS BY CONTRAST HAD VERY LITTLE TO SAY TO INVESTIGATORS. TO TURLEY... THAT UNDERSCORES THE REASON WHY A JUVENILE SUSPECT CAN'T BE CONSIDERED RATIONAL ENOUGH TO WAIVE HIS RIGHTS TO COUNSEL.

(JONATHAN TURLEY/GWU PROFESSOR

with no mr. malvo is being interrogated by police who are gathering evidence to put him to death! if he was thinking of this rationally, WHY would he be speaking to them?)

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THAT MAY... IN THE END... WORK TO MALVO'S DEFENSE. AS OUTRAGED AS HIS LAWYERS MAY BE ABOUT HOW THE INTERROGATION WAS HANDLED... THEY'VE NOW GOT AN ISSUE THAT COULD POTENTIALLY BE APPEALED ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPREME COURT. JOIE CHEN CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.))


[L'Burg-Murder]


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Lynchburg police are investigating the city's seventh murder this year. Police arrived at the Travel Lodge on Main Street to check on an adult male around 1-45 this morning. That's when they discovered the man dead on the floor in one of the rooms. Police have not released his identity or how he was killed. The investigation is continuing, and no suspects have been named.

[Falwell-Land]


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It's official. Thomas Road Baptist Church announces the old Ericsson building in Lynchburg will become its new home.
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The congregation heard the news for the first time this morning. Jerry Falwell, pastor of Thomas Road Baptist, says the purchase opens numerous opportunities for the church.
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[SOT 15:47:07]
[IN Q=This is adventageous]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/THOMAS ROAD BAPTIST: THIS IS ADVANTAGEOUS FOR THOMAS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH BECAUSE WE CAN MOVE THERE AND BE IN WITH RENOVATIONS ONLY TO DO PROBABLY IN TWELVE MONTHS, THAT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE FROM SCRATCH. WE ALSO CAN DO IT MUCH MORE CHEAPLY BECAUSE WE WERE ABLE TO BUY THE FACILITY FOR ELEVEN DOLLARS A SQUARE FOOT, IT WOULD COST US NINETY TO A HUNDRED PER SQUARE FOOT TO BUILD FROM SCRATCH.))
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[OUT Q=build from scratch]
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[VO-NAT]

The Ericsson building has over 800- thousand square feet and comes with more than one- hundred acres that back up to Liberty University. Lynchburg Christian Academy will join the church when it moves. After renovations, the building is expected to have a Jeffersonian- Facade much like the current building. The church plans to keep its name after the move and will name the private drive to the new building Thomas Road.
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[Water-Main]


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A water main break caused a traffic headache for motorists in Roanoke today.
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It happened on the corner of Orange Avenue and Walton Street just before ten this morning.
The break was so intense it caused the pavement to buckle.
Route 460 eastbound was shut down for most of the day and night, while traffic was diverted onto 13th Street. Crews had the road open, and water running by around 9 o'clock.
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[TN-storm]


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Three people are dead after severe storms and possible tornados swept through rural Tennessee overnight.
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Just outside Nashville, two people were killed when their mobile home was blown off its foundation. Another person died in a trailer park just a few counties away. The storms' winds were estimated at more than 100- miles an hour. High winds have also hit in northwestern Ohio... killing at least four people there.
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[Aviator-Memorial]


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It took more than a half century but a memorial to honor some military airmen has finally taken flight.
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A small crowd gathered this afternoon near Huddleston to dedicate a memorial in honor of three men who died when their AJ-1 Savage crashed in Bedford County back in the 1950's.
Organizers chose to place the memorial in the parking lot of the Citgo station near the intersection of Routes 626 and 43.
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((PASTOR JEFF CLEMENS/ORGANIZER: IT'S A PUBLIC PLACE. THERE IS PLENTY OF PARKING. A LOT OF PEOPLE HEADING TO THE LAKE WILL SEE IT. WHERE THE PLANE WENT DOWN IS A VERY DANGEROUS ROAD, THE FIELDS RENTED, FILLED WITH COWS AND THEY HAVE NO INTEREST IN AVIATION.))
[SUPER=01-Pastor Jeff Clemens/Organizer]
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Before today's dedication, the names of the three men who died existed only on a two-page accident report in naval archives.
The project took more than eight years and cost nearly seven thousand dollars.
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[Dazzle]


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[*****ANCHOR TAG*****] Tip-off is just days away. And the Roanoke Dazzle hopes to "bounce" back in a big way in its second season. As Justin McLeod discovered the team has a new leader, new players, and a new plan to attract fans.
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[SUPER=01-Joe Preseren/Team President; :25]
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[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle Head Coach; 1:10]
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((((NAT SOUND OF TEAM PLAYING BASKETBALL))
Game time is quickly approaching for the Roanoke Dazzle.
[SOT 7:35]
[IN Q=It's almost like]

((JOE PRESEREN/TEAM PRESIDENT: IT'S ALMOST LIKE A KID LEADING UP TO CHRISTMAS MORNING.))
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It was no perfect holiday last year.
In it's first season, the Dazzle averaged just 15-hundred fans, although the crowds did grow to nearly three thousand towards the end of the season.
Team leaders believe high ticket prices kept some fans away.
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[IN Q=Ticket prices we decided]

((JOE PRESEREN/TEAM PRESIDENT: TICKET PRICES WE DECIDED TO MOVE AND WE MOVED THEM IN THE DIRECTION I THINK PEOPLE WOULD APPRECIATE. WE'RE DOWN ACROSS THE BOARD ON ALL PRICES.))
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Prices that now on average are three to five dollars cheaper.
The Dazzle is also making it easier for you to actually catch a game.
Out of the 25 home games this season, 13 will be played on weekends.
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[IN Q=Part of the problem]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: PART OF THE PROBLEM WAS ALSO THE FACT THAT THE DAZZLE WERE LESS THAN DAZZLING ON THE COURT.
THE TEAM FINISHED IN LAST PLACE, WINNING JUST 18 GAMES, LOSING THE LAST 11. THE COACH IS CONFIDENT THAT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN.))
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((NAT SOUND OF TEAM PLAYING BASKETBALL))
Changes on the court include a new coaching staff.
There's also several new players who once played in the NBA as well as two who played for UVA.
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[IN Q=With the athletic ability]

((KENT DAVISON/HEAD COACH: WITH THE ATHLETIC ABILITY THAT THESE GUYS HAVE RIGHT NOW ON OUR GROUP WE'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF THE ACTION PACKED THINGS, THE DUNKS, THINGS THAT FANS LIKE TO SEE.))
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And the coach says they'll jump through hoops to deliver a winning season.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
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The Dazzle opens its regular season Friday night at the Roanoke Civic Center.

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Still to come on News 7 at 11, country music superstar Alan Jackson makes a trip to the Star City...
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and it wasn't sugarplums that were in holiday shoppers dreams this weekend. We'll tell you all about the annual "Stocked Market" in just a little bit.
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[Iraq]


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The world is watching to see how Iraq responds to demands it disarm or face the threat of war. Tomorrow-- Saddam Hussein will lead a parliament debate on the topic. And, as Aleen Sirgany reports-- top U-S officials are signaling they won't wait long for an answer.
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[SUPER=01-Condoleezza Rice/National Security Advisor; :12]
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[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/US Secretary of State; :44]
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((WITH THE WORLD UNITED AGAINST HIM, IRAQI PRESIDENT SADDAM HUSSEIN SEEMS TO BE WEIGHING HIS OPTIONS. .. SUMMONING HIS PARLIAMENT, TO DEBATE WHETHER TO ACCEPT A UNITED NATIONS RESOLUTION.
SOT - CONDOLEEZZA RICE/NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR (THIS WEEK)

"It's ludicrous, Saddam Hussein is an absolute dictator and tyrrant, and the idea that somehow he expects the Iraqi parliament to debate this...they haven't ever debated anything else, I'm surprised he's even bothering to go through this ploy."
(nats...) FRIDAY/UNITED NATIONS/NEW YORK CITY

THE CLOCK IS TICKING AFTER FRIDAY'S UNANIMOUS PASSAGE OF A U-N RESOLUTION -- THAT ORDERED IRAQ TO COMPLY WITH TOUGH NEW WEAPONS INSPECTIONS -- OR FACE THE THREAT OF WAR. IRAQ HAS UNTIL FRIDAY, TO ACCEPT THE TERMS, AND LESS THAN A MONTH TO REVEAL ANY CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL AND, OR NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
SOT - COLIN POWELL/U-S SECRETARY OF STATE (FACE THE NATION)

"This is not some idle threat that has been issued by the United States and this is not some resolution to be ignored, as he's ignored all previous resolutions." ARAB NEIGHBORS ARE URGING BAGHDAD TO COOPERATE, TO AVERT A WAR WHICH COULD DESTABALIZE THE ENTIRE REGION.
(nats...arab league) LOCATOR: CAIRO, EGYPT

AT AN ARAB LEAGUE CONFERENCE IN CAIRO SUNDAY -- FOREIGN MINISTERS SAID BAGHDAD APPEARED TO BE INCLINED TOWARDS ACCEPTING U-N DEMANDS.
(nats..military)

WHILE MILITARY ACTION HAS BEEN TERMED A LAST RESORT -- PRESIDENT BUSH HAS REPORTEDLY APPROVED A WAR PLAN THAT INCLUDES A SHORT BUT FIERCE BOMBING CAMPAIGN, COMPLETE WITH 250-THOUSAND TROOPS.
(STANDUP)

..MORE ON POSSIBLE MILITARY CONFLICT.. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))




[Jackson]


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Less than a week after being the big winner at the Country Music Association Awards, one of country's biggest acts rolled into Roanoke this evening.
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On Wednesday, Alan Jackson equaled a record with five awards from the Country Music Association, including entertainer of the year, album of the year, and song and single of the year. Tonight he was entertaining on-stage at the Roanoke Civic Center. Jackson has just three stops remaining for the 2002 tour: Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans. He has sold more than 36 million albums wordwide, and is riding the crest of his song "Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning."
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[WRITER=rle]
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Still to come on the newscast, the Redskins get bitten by the Jaguars, and the first tie in the N-F-L in five years. We'll have highlights in sports.
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plus, this riverboat wasn't using steam power to head up the Mississippi, instead it got a helping hand.
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[Commercial]

[Stocked-Market]


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[WRITER=rle]
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It may be over for this year, but the Junior League is already planning next year's Stocked Market. The annual holiday fundraiser draws thousands of people for three days of shopping. Richard Lesko has more.
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[SUPER=01-Katie Stevens/"Stocked Market" Co-Chair; :25]
[SUPER=01-Shannon Summerlin/"Stocked Market" Co-Chair; :47]
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((For the 14th straight year, your holiday shopping is all in one place. The Junior League's Stocked Market draws nearly 15-thousand shoppers over three days, with proceeds from admission going to charity. But as you would imagine, it takes a lot of work to put it all together. Each year about thirty women plan everything from the location of the vendors to decorating the Salem Civic Center.
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[INQ=We literally are camped...]

((KATIE STEVENS/"STOCKED MARKET" CO-CHAIR; WE LITERALLY ARE CAMPED OUT HERE FOR 4-5 DAYS TO GET SET UP WITH THE MERCHANTS, AND THEN THE ACTUAL LOGISTICS OF RUNNING THE SHOW. SO WE'LL BE RUNNING AROUND, BUT HAVING A GOOD TIME SEEING OUR SHOPPERS, AND GETTING EVERYONE STOCKED UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS.))
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[OUTQ=stocked up for the holidays.]

Every year, the Junior League has to scour the nation to bring in the most attractive vendors with the latest fashions.
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[INQ=We have vendors from California...]

((SHANNON SUMMERLIN/"STOCKED MARKET" CO-CHAIR; WE HAVE VENDORS FROM CALIFORNIA TO MAINE, WITH LOTS OF DIFFERENT ITEMS, FROM HOME DECOR, CHRISTMAS ITEMS, UNIQUE CHILDREN'S ITEMS, CHILDREN'S WEAR, HANDMADE JEWELRY, GOURMET FOODS, WOMEN'S' APPAREL, MENS ITEMS, WE BASICALLY RUN THE GAMUT. ANYTHING YOU'RE LOOKING FOR, WE HAVE AT THE STOCKED MARKET.))
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[OUTQ=at the Stocked Market.]

And just walking around, it's easy to see the variety. You can check out Santa decked out in your favorite team's colors, and a Virginia Tech birdhouse, although it's doubtful a gobbler could fit in there. And for around the house, how about a decorative toilet plunger, or a broom that promises to clean up pet-hair with ease? And when you're not picking up after your dog, why not get "your pooch" into the holiday spirit with a fuzzy collar.
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[INQ=People want to...]

((SHANNON SUMMERLIN/"STOCKED MARKET" CO-CHAIR; PEOPLE WANT TO ACCESSORIZE THEIR PETS, AND THE MERCHANTS HAVE CAUGHT ON TO THAT, AND THERE SEEMS TO BE A MARKET FOR THAT.))
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[OUTQ=to be a market for that.]

And while everybody may not think the Stocked Market is the cat's meow, most shoppers say they are appreciative of the work by the women of the Junior League. Richard Lesko, News 7, Salem.))

[S-Race]


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The Winston Cup Championship battle will go down to the final race of the season. Tony Stewart couldn't put Mark Martin away today in Phoenix, although he just needs to finish 22nd or better next weekend in Homestead.
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[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ/NBC Sports; :00]


Stewart brought the Home Depot Machine across the line in 8th today.
Yesterday's Busch race winner Scott Wimmer wasn't so lucky as he tangled with Robby Gordon.
Neither was Christian Fittipaldi who was driving in his very first Winston Cup race.
Matt Kenseth who ran out of gas early in the race, took two tires during a pit stop at lap 259 and held on to win his series leading 5th race of the season. Mark Martin was 4th and trimmed 25 points from Stewart's lead which is now 89 points.
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[SUPER=01-Matt Kenseth/5th Victory of the Season; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony Stewart/Leads Martin by 89 Points; :13]
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[SUPER=0106-6. Kurt Busch//7. Dave Blaney//8. Tony Stewart//9. Dale Jarrett//10. Elliott Sadler//;]
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[SUPER=0106-11. Kenny Wallace//12. Jeff Burton//13. Ricky Rudd//14. John Andretti//15. Jimmie Johnson//;]
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[SUPER=0106-16. Johnny Benson//17. Kevin Harvick//18. Ryan Newman//19. Ward Burton//20. Michael Waltrip//;]
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[SUPER=0106-21. Steve Park//22. Todd Bodine//23. Jimmy Spencer//24. Mike Skinner//25. Jeremy Mayfield//;]
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[S-Skins]


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The Washington Redskins couldn't extend their winning streak to three games this afternoon falling to Jacksonville 26 to 7.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/Fox Sports; :00]


Steve Spurrier watched his offense march down the field on its first possession. Shane Matthews capped things off with this 20 yard touchdown toss to Rod Gardner and the Skins were on top 7-nothing. But the Redskins offense was anemic the rest of the way.
Stacey Mack evened things up for the Jags by halftime with this 2 yard run.
And then Spurrier's former pupil at Florida, Fred Taylor scored from 12 yards out late in the third quarter
[SUPER=30-Washington/7/Jacksonville/26/;]

as Jacksonville takes care of Washington 26 to 7.
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[S-Falcons]


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Both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta Falcons started the season 1 and three before rallying to win four straight. Something had to give today in the Steel City as Michael Vick faced off with Tommy Maddox.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/Fox Sports; :00]


The Steelers threatened to put this thing away early.
Tommy Maddox went over the middle for 33 yards and Plaxico Burress made the great juggling catch in the end zone. Pittsburgh led 31-17 headed to the 4th quarter. Maddox tallied four TD passes on the day.
But Vick led the Falcons all the way back. Mike was doing his thang to the tune of an 11 yard touchdown run with 42 seconds left in regulation tying the game at 34 and we're headed to extra minutes.
In the extra frame, the Falcons Jay Feeley had a look at a 55 yard field goal to win it, but it's blocked with one tick remaining and the Steelers had time for one last play.
Maddox airs it out to Burress one more time and Plaxico makes the play, but he's one yard short as time expires and the Steelers and Falcons tie 34-all. It's the first tie in the league since 1997.
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[S-Blitz]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/Fox Sports; :00]


At the Metrodome, the Giants put together a solid performance for the second straight week. Roanoke's Tiki Barber rushed for 127 yards and the game winning score with just under three minutes to play and the Giants improved to 5 and
4 by beating Minnesota 27 to 20.
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Fox Sports; :]


In the Queen City, Aaron Brooks threw for 259 yards, including this 7 yard touchdown pass to Donte Stallworth late in the game and the Saints handed the Panthers their sixth consecutive loss 34 to 24.
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Colts vs. Eagles; :]


And in the City of Brotherly Love, Peyton Manning had no love for the Eagles. Manning went for 319 thru the air and three TD's as the Colts manhandled the Eagles 35 to 13.
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech Hokies fell to 13th in both the A-P and the Coaches polls this week after their second straight loss. One silver lining in the setback was the play of wideout Ernest Wilford.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Syracuse, NY/ESPN; :00]


Wilford put himself into the Tech and Big East record books with 8 catches for 279 yards and 4 TD's. The redshirt junior from Richmond surprised everyone but his quarterback who knew that 19 was ready for a breakout game.
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[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/Hokies Quarterback; :03]
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[OUT Q=make plays and he did."]
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One other college football note. Virginia's Saturday date with North Carolina State has been set for a noon kickoff in Charlottesville and will be televised by Jefferson-Pilot, which means that you can catch the game right here on Your Hometown Station.

[S-Hicks]


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Just over a week ago, the Pulaski County Cougars wrapped up the season at 5 and 5. This weekend, Head Coach Joel Hicks wrapped up his career after 38 years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/November 2, 2002; :00]


Hicks won almost 9 games a season during his 24 year run as the head Cougar. Pulaski won the triple A state title in 1992 and were the double A runner-up last season. Hicks guided his troops to 15 district titles and 6 regional crowns. Just three weeks ago, he captured his 300th victory with a win over William Byrd.
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Hicks will work one more year for the Pulaski County School System and then retire at the age of 62. He says he hopes that one of his assistants will get a crack at his job. We wish Coach Hicks the best of luck. He was always a class act.

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Riverboats gliding down the Mississippi River are not an uncommon site in New Orleans.... but what about a riverboat pulled by America's strongest man.
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That feat is what visitors to the G-N-C Show of Strength and World Pro Expo got to see this weekend. For this first annual event, organizers invited some of the world's top professional male and female bodybuilders. At six feet six inches and weighing 345 pounds, Phil Pfister was able to set a world record by pulling a 300- ton Riverboat. (------------)