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Coming up on News 7-
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This snow is headed our way. Where is it expected and how much? The full details coming up.
Police say this 15-year-old set her grandparents house on fire and took off. Now they're looking for her.
And talk about a hard day's work- a matador earns his pay this week.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[VO-NAT]


The snow's already falling in parts of the South.
A winter storm watch is in effect for Southwest and Central Virginia.
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[Winter-Weather]


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What started as rain in Texas is changing to snow, and it's heading our way.
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Snow is falling in Oklahoma as the storm heads east.
The snow fall is actually welcome there.
Earlier forecasts predicted ice and frozen rain which could have caused wide spread power outages.
[SUPER=03-Dickson Co., TN]


Salt-trucks are already working the roads closer to home.
Transportation workers in Tennessee are already dropping de-icer, in hopes of keeping ahead of this winter storm.

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[School-Info]


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The impending winter weather has some schools already changing their schedules.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FULL]
Bedford County schools will send students home two hours early tomorrow.
Also the Carlisle School will operate on a 2 hour delay tomorrow. [TAKE WDBJ WEBPAGE FS]
Of course, News 7 will bring you the latest on the storm and school closings as they become available.
You can also find updated information anytime on our webpage at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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[Tech-Tuition]


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Quality versus quantity.
That's the message being sent to students at Virginia Tech.
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University President Charles Steger met with students tonight to explain why the school is increasing tuition by 400-dollars.
Steger says even though the increase will NOT be a quick fix to the university's budget problems, it WILL protect the quality of education by saving nearly 400-faculty jobs.
State budget cuts forced Tech to reduce its budget by eleven percent-- that's more than 42-million dollars.
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[Warner]


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Meanwhile, Governor Mark Warner says "sweeping changes" in state government will help fix the state's budget mess.


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Warner outlined his legislative priorities today to state agency heads.
The governor is seeking a series of reforms he says will help the state avoid budget shortfalls in the future.
He wants to add more money to the Rainy Day Fund, require more revenue re-forecastings, and improve V-DOT's handling of the state's transportation projects.
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Warner will present his proposed budget on December 20th.
It is expected to include more than one billion dollars in spending cuts.
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[AARP-Study]


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The tax on cigarettes in Virginia is the lowest in the country at just "two- and-a half cents" a pack.
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Increasing it to the national average of SIXTY-cents a pack would produce 367-million dollars in state revenue.
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A-A-R-P says that's exactly what needs to be done, citing an opinion poll conducted in September that suggests Virginians favor raising the cigarette tax. A-A-R-P says the state needs the money to support health care, particularly long-term care.
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((AL NEWMAN/AARP LOBBYIST; WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT BLOATED, OVER-FUNDED PROGRAMS HERE. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ESSENTIAL SERVICES.))
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The governor says he's open to the idea, but he says the state can balance its budget through savings not a tax increase.

[Vaughan-Furniture]


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Just before the holidays, hundreds of workers will find out they're losing their jobs.
This time it is the furniture industry.
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Vaughan Furniture is turning a production plant into a distribution facility, resulting in the loss of 245-jobs.
President Bill Vaughan says this was a difficult decision because of the long history the company has in Galax.
He says a lack of product demand and increased import competition left them no choice.
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((BILL VAUGHAN/VAUGHAN FURNITURE PRESIDENT; BY KEEPING THE DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN GALAX WE WERE ABLE TO PRESERVE AS MANY JOBS AS WE POSSIBLE COULD FOR OUR HOMETOWN AND WE'RE PROUD TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO THAT.))
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55-jobs are available at the new distribution facility. Workers say they expect to find out next week which people will still have jobs. The cuts will start in February. The company plans to gradually reduce production.
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[Iraq]


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There is growing evidence that even if Saddam Hussein were willing- he may be unable to fully satisfy U-S demands to avoid war.
President Bush and his top advisors made it clear again today- they're skeptical of Iraq's seeming cooperation with U-N Arm's inspectors.
They say they're sure Saddam is hiding an arsenal of weapons.
Drew Levinson has the latest.
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((IT WAS NOT A ROYAL VISIT TO SADAM'S PALACE. IT TOOK LESS THAN A WEEK FOR THE UN INSPECTORS TO MAKE THEIR FIRST UNANNOUNCED TRIP TO ONE OF THE IRAQI PRESIDENT'S EIGHT ESTATES. AT FIRST THE GUARDS WOULDN'T LET THEM IN--BUT AFTER TEN MINUTES THE GATES OPENED. YASHUHIRO UEKI/UN SPOKESMAN: "Access to the entire site was provided without difficulty" COURTESY: IRAQI TV FOR TWO HOURS THEY SEARCHED ROOM AFTER ROOM--THEY INSPECTED CUPBOARDS AND CLOSETS--EVEN SADAM'S REFRIGERATOR. NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION WERE FOUND--IRAQ MAINTAINS NONE WILL BE, BUT PRESIDENT BUSH CONTINUES HIS VERBAL ASSAULTS. BUSH:He's not only got them, he's used them. And he's not only used them in his neighborhood, he's used them on his own people." AS THE UNITED STATES CONTINUES TO READY FOR A POSSIBLE WAR AGAINST IRAQ, TURKEY ANNOUNCED IF THE U.N. APPROVES FORCE--IT WILL ALLOW AMERICAN TROOPS TO USE ITS MILITARY BASES. YASAR YAKIS/TURKISH FOREIGN MINISTER: "If it comes to that of course we will cooperate with the United States because it is a big ally." OTHER PERSIAN GULF COUNTRIES WILL ALSO OPEN UP ITS BASES AND SAUDI ARABIA HAS PROMISED TO GRANT OVERFLIGHT RIGHTS TO U-S WARPLANES. DREW LEVINSON REPORTING: Saddam must declare all weapons of mass destruction by Sunday, but Iraq says they'll beat that deadline by a day. In a time when Iraq has seemed to stall at almost every turn--that's a sign of progress. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Washington.))

[Violent-Videos]


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Before you run out and buy more video games for your kids - you might want to take a closer look at these....
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(( music under VIDEO of shooting, running, violence...))
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[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN]

Scientists at Indiana University's medical school say violent video games DO have an effect on a child's brain.
They just finished a two year study.
They say it's the first to prove that the brains of children with behavior disorders react differently than the brains of normal children while watching violent video games. Those that had disorders showed less brain activity while playing the games than normal kids. That's a concern because the part of the brain that had less activity is the part that controls behavior and decision making.
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(( STEVE STOUGHTON/CENTER FOR SUCCESSFUL PARENTING: "THIS SHOULD BE A WARNING TO PARENTS THAT THERE ARE POTENTIAL DANGERS TO EXPOSING YOUR CHILDREN TO VIOLENT MEDIA GAMES."))
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Researchers say that while their findings do not prove playing violent games causes children to commit violent acts, it could be the first step in proving that theory.
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You'd expect your bumper to save your car if you hit something at just five miles an hour.
But some cars aren't making the grade. Find out which ones when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus the latest on the search for a girl suspected of torching her grandparents home.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Henry-Arson]


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Authorities this evening ARRESTED the 15-year-old girl they say tried to kill her family by burning down the house.
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Jessica Dawn Hess is charged with attempted capital murder, arson and grand larceny.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Investigators say last night she set fire to her grandparents' house as they slept, tying their bedroom door shut with a sheet.
Her father was also inside, but all three got out safely.
A passing motorist saw the flames and two Henry County deputies woke and rescued them.
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((GENEVA HESS/GRANDMOTHER: IF THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN 10 MINUTES LATE, WE WOULD HAVE BEEN GONE....)) ((GENEVA HESS: IT WAS AS PLAIN AS DAY THAT'S WHAT SHE MEANT TO DO IS KILL ME, HER GRANDFATHER AND HER DAD.))
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Her grandparents are her legal guardians. They say they had no quarrels with Jessica before the fire..
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Lynchburg-Fire]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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A stray cigarette is to blame for an apartment fire in Lynchburg that sent four people to the hospital this morning.
The blaze at the Walden Pond apartments was reported just after eight.
Authorities say an elderly man was trying to light a cigarette when his chair caught fire and he was unable to put it out.
A police officer and a maintenance man helped get the man out of his burning apartment. He was flown to the U-V-A medical center with severe burns.
The officer and two firefighters also suffered minor injuries.
Six apartments were destroyed or damaged.
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[Soccer-Complex]


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Four years of searching, planning and fundraising are finally paying off for thousands of soccer families in the central Virginia area.
As Steve Smallshaw reports, Lynchburg United Soccer is making its "field of dreams" a reality.
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(( An estimated three thousand kids in central Virginia play the world's most popular sport.
But for years they've had to do it on overgrown and overused fields.
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((MARK RINCKEL/LUS COMMISSIONER: SOCCER IS A GAME THAT A LOT OF IT IS PLAYED ON THE GROUND AND BALLS TRAVEL ON THE GROUND AND SO WHEN YOU HAVE BUMPY FIELDS, IT'S TOUGH TO PLAY THE GAME, SO OUR OBJECTIVE IS TO HAVE TOP QUALITY FIELDS FOR THESE CHILDREN TO PLAY ON.))
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That objective is finally being met.
Lynchburg United Soccer broke ground for a new two-million dollar soccer complex just outside the city in Campbell County.
When it's finished, ten fields, a concession stand and plenty of parking will make soccer games a pleasure for both the kids and their parents.
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((MARK RINCKEL: IT'S ALWAYS EXCITING COMING TO A CENTRAL LOCATION AND JUST SEEING HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN PLAYING IT WILL OFFER A SOURCE OR A SITE FOR TOURNAMENTS OF WHICH WE REALLY DON'T OFFER TOURNAMENTS NOW.))
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Tournaments that could draw hundreds of families and millions of dollars to the central Virginia area.
The city also figures to benefit by giving its own overused soccer fields a much-needed break.
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((KAYE FRAZIER/LYNCHBURG PARKS AND REC: THIS PROJECT WILL GIVE SOCCER THE FIELDS THAT THEY WILL NEED BUT ALSO WILL HELP US MANAGE OUR FIELDS MORE EFFECTIVELY AND OPEN THEM UP FOR OTHER USE AND IT WILL ALSO HELP US WITH MAINTENANCE AND BEING ABLE TO REST THE FIELDS THAT WE HAVE.))
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Grants, corporate sponsorships and private donations are helping to pay for the new fields.
They should be available for play by next fall.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Campbell County. ))

[Hutcherson]


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You may have noticed Lynchburg Mayor Carl Hutcherson in that story.
Six weeks after quadruple bypass surgery, Mayor Hutcherson is slowly making a return to his personal and civic duties.
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Hutcherson was hospitalized in October after doctors discovered nearly all of his heart's arteries were 100 percent blocked.
He's been recuperating ever since, but he put in an appearance at two public functions today helping to break ground for the soccer complex and open a downtown restaurant.
Hutcherson expects to be back in the mayor's chair when city council meets next week.
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[Bumper-Tests]


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Hitting a wall at five miles an hour can cause bumper damage- but some cars fare worse than others.
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In new testing of small cars, the 20-02 Mini Cooper did not hold up so well in bumper tests.
It got a marginal rating.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety did the testing on several small and midsize cars to see how the bumpers would fare.
The Suzuki Aerio got a poor rating, while the Toyota Corolla was rated good.
Among midsize cars- a good rating went to the 2002 Audi A-4.
The 2003 Honda Accord was rated acceptable.
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Still ahead, Robin has the latest on the approaching winter storm.
A fiery result when an elk wanders onto a runway.
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And a bullfighter gets thrown for a loop and comes back for more.
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You've heard of planes hitting birds, but today a jet slammed into an Elk while taking off--
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killing the elk- and bursting into a ball of fire.
The Lear 36 jet was carrying four people.
None of the four was hurt.
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((MIKE HOLTSCLAW/WITNESS: THERE WAS A LARGE BOOM AND A BALL OF FIRE, PAST THE RUNWAY.))
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The plane is a civilian aircraft, but it was under contract with the Canadian military.
The jet was on its way to take part in an air defense exercise when it hit the elk.
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[Matador]


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You could say one man is taking quite a bit of bull on the job.
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He is a Spanish bullfighter- back in the ring after being trampled twice in one week.
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Call him crazy- Many do, but the audience loved it.
Spanish matador Cesar Jimenez was in the ring on Sunday when a bull lifted him off the ground by his clothing and threw him several times.
The fighter was not seriously hurt, but he was carried out of the ring to assure his safety. [17]
Jimenez then returned to the ring to a standing ovation from the crowd.
It was just one week before this incident that Jimenez was also thrown by the bull in the same ring. [26 plus pad]
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[S-Extra]


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Hoops highlights from Tech, Radford U, Cave Spring and Patrick Henry. Plus, we J.J. Redick and his Blue Devils battle the Buckeyes and Tech and UVa bowl scenarios, but first our extra point.
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Carolina Panthers rookie Julius Peppers has been suspended for the final four games of the season for violating the N-F-L's substance-abuse policy. Peppers' agent told the league this morning that he was withdrawing an appeal of the suspension. Peppers tested positive for a banned substance in a dietary supplement, according to the agent.
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[S-VT]


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We start with ladies first. Virginia Tech and Virginia shifted their rivalry to the hard wood last night as the Cavaliers traveled to Blacksburg for the second time in a week the face the Hokies, this time in women's basketball.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Cavaliers vs. Hokies; :00]


UVa's Debbie Ryan was fired up for her Lady cavs before tip off.
Cherrise Graham dribbles around the arc, finds the nice pick and nails the 15 footer, Hoos on a 9-OH run.
Crystal Starling drives hard and drops the gift to Ieva Kublina, she banks it home for two underneath.
[SUPER=34-Virginia/56/Virginia Tech/72;]UVa's Anna Crosswhite with the nifty bounce pass to Brandi Teamer, she lays

it up for the deuce.
The Hokies Karie Mason fires the pass to Starling, she hits the shot Tech wins it 72-56.
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[S-Radford]


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In men's action Radford welcomed the Pirates of East Carolina to the Dedmon Center.
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[SUPER=03-Radford/Pirates vs. Highlanders; :00]


A reunion of sorts last night as Radford guard Whit Holcomb-Faye played against his brother ECU senior guard Travis Holcomb Faye.
In the first half, ECU's Belton Rivers rips rope from three point land and the Pirates were up by 9.
Radford's Peanut Arrington stops and shoots two, he is off balance but the basket falls.
[SUPER=34-East Carolina/89/Radford/42;]East Carolina's Moussa Badiane takes a pass, juggles the rock but gathers hi

mself and scores.
The Highlanders Chris Prince, shoots but misses, however, nothing like a second effort. East Carolina wins 89-42.
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[S-Duke]


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The Roanoke Rifle J.J. Redick entered last night's Duke game against Ohio State the leading scorer for the Blue Devils, averaging 16.3 points a game.
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[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Buckeyes vs. Blue Devils; :00]


His third ranked Duke team would keep it close against the Buckeyes in the first half where J.J. missed all four of his three point baskets.
But he would catch fire in the second half. Redick scored 20 points over the final 20 minutes in the second half for a second straight game. He finished 5 of 12 from the field.
[SUPER=34-Ohio State/76/Duke/91;]Daniel Ewing scored 13 of his 18 points in the first half, Duke goes to 4 and OH w

ith the 91-76 win.
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[S-Cave]


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To the high school ranks and we start with two state champs, Roanoke Catholic and Cave Spring.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Celtics vs. Knights; :00]


Billy Hicks and his buddy Dick Wall play this one as a benefit game, but Wall has yet to win one of these.
Watch Paulius Joneliunas (yon-a-line-us) make the pass to Tony Haiston on the break away and he scores two of his 12 points on the night for the Celtics.
Cave answers with Adam Trumbauer. He has 1420 on his SAT's , has straight A's and is being heavily recruited by Army and he can score, 2 of his game high 26!
The Celtics Matt Nowlin is gonna give to Joneeliunas, he finishes with the nice drive, he had 14.
[SUPER=34-Roanoke Cath./53/Cave Spring/69]


Watch this. On the inbounds the Knights Matt Hamilton waits and then steals the pass and in the same motion hits the J off the window, not one turnover all game, Cave wins 69-53
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[S-PH]


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Patrick Henry has been touted as the front runner in the Western valley district. Last night they battled Billy Pope's Northside Vikings.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Vikings vs. Patriots; :00]


Jack Esworthy knows he has some work to do against a Viking team always well prepared.
Aaron Simkins is gonna drive to the iron and give to Tyler White, he scores after waiting for the shot.
Then, PH's Mike Young dishes to Andre Brewer, he turns and burns, smoking the J for two of his 13.
[super=34-Northside/49/Patrick Henry/67;]


Simkins then takes the rock in himself with the nice drive and two point lay in, he had 11.
Cornelius Penn, who had a game high 18, passes to Brian Epperly he scores, Patrick Henry wins 67-49.
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[S-Hokies]


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With all of the Bowl selection process questionmarks, one thing is certain. Virginia Tech won't be going to the Insight Bowl. Mike Stevens tries to makes sense of the Hokies pending travel itenerary.
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((The Hokies bowl destination possibilities have been narrowed by one. The Big East conference has come up with two "what if" scenarios that of course - hinge on Notre Dame. If Notre Dame stays in the BCS as an at large team - The Hokies will play Ga. Tech in Charlotte on the 28th. If Notre Dame slips to the Gator Bowl - the Hokies will then travel to San Francisco for the Diamond Walnut Bowl on New Year's Eve. Once again the college football world is at the mercy of the Fighting Irish. ((JIM WEAVER:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((JIM WEAVER:))
Tech will be obligated to sell 10 thousand tickets - something that won't even be an issue if they go to Charlotte. No matter where they end up - their paycheck from the Big East bowl pool will be the same - one point three five million dollars. And in case you're wondering Notre Dame can potentially cause these kinds of problems at least through January of 2005 when the current BCS agreement expires. In Blacksburg, Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

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UVa's bowl destination will somewhat be determined by Notre Dame and Tech.
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It appears that if Notre dame gets a BCS at large bid, UVa will likely go to the Seattle Bowl to face a Mountain West team. If Notre Dame is left out of the BCS, the Cavaliers could be matched up with West Virginia at the Tire Bowl in Charlotte. Sunday the BCS match ups will be released. (------------)