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Coming up on News 7-
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A small plane crashes into a building in Miami bursting into flames.
Did police do enough when traffic got backed up yesterday on 220? Some drivers say no.
You may be cozy at home, but it's not that way for the pizza guy.
What it's like to have his job during a storm.
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News 7 is next.

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The snow storm may be over, but the storm of complaints from stranded drivers continues.
There are few answers tonight for the hundreds of drivers who were stranded for hours on Route 220.
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Authorities say they can learn from last night's massive backup on Route 220.
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Abandoned cars still line the road where some motorists were stranded for as many as 8 hours Wednesday night.
John Griesenbeck says he was stuck in traffic for six hours, just one mile from his home in Roanoke County.
He and other motorists say that NO police or emergency officials came to help.
Drivers found their own solutions to get moving again.
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((JOHN GRIESENBECK/STRANDED MOTORIST: I DIDN'T SEE ANY VDOT, I DIDN'T SEE ANY EMERGENCY VEHICLES, I DIDN'T SEE ANY POLICE.... ))
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(( ... THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE TO BLAME BUT I THOUGHT ROANOKE COUNTY LET US DOWN. ESPECIALLY AFTER I CALLED DISPATCH AND I ASKED THEM WHAT WE WERE SUPPOSED TO DO AND THEY COULDN'T GIVE ME AN ANSWER AND FINALLY HUNG UP ON ME. ))
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Roanoke County police say they were stuck in the traffic too and had to give accidents with injuries first priority.
State police say they don't work that part of 220.
And V-DOT says it only helps on accidents when police ask.
Franklin County's Sheriff says he and Roanoke County will work together to make sure they can coordinate a better response in the future.
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The storm claimed two lives in Southwest Virginia.
A 54-year old woman died from exposure in Salem.
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Carol Yvonne Dickerson of Floyd County was found dead this morning outside a medical building under construction. Police say Dickerson got her car stuck on a curb on Keagy Road, and went up to the empty building instead of a nearby hotel. The construction worker who found her around 6 this morning tried to find a pulse, and then called 9-1-1.
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((PERRY HYPES/CONSTRUCTION WORKER; I WENT UP THERE, THEY SHOWED UP, I SHOWED THEM WHERE SHE WAS AT. THEY TRIED TO REVIVE HER, BUT THINGS DIDN'T WORK OUT SO GOOD.)) ((LT. R.E. GRAY/SALEM CITY POLICE; THERE DID NOT APPEAR TO BE ANY SUSPICIOUS NATURE TO THIS. IT'S A VERY SAD OCCURRENCE WHEN SOMEONE WAS WITHIN 50 YARDS OF WARMTH, SHELTER AND HEALTH.))
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An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow to find out how she died, and try to answer why she went to a dark building instead of the hotel.
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The storm is also being blamed for the death of a 14-year old in Patrick County.
State Police say Matthew Dugger of Patrick Springs was killed yesterday on his way home from school.
Witnesses told police that the vehicle he was riding in skidded off a snow-covered road, ran into a creek and overturned.
Police say the female driver -- also a teenager -- crawled out of the wreckage with minor injuries.

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The warning from road officials tonight is to watch out for icy spots. Nightfall is bringing freezing temperatures as crews continue to clear the roads. So far, there are no weather related accidents to report. Officials hope tomorrow morning goes just as smooth.
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Rachel Cannon joins us now with more ... Rachel? Jean, crews will be working through the night, continuing 12-hour shifts.
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After a storm, V-DOT's goal is to make roads passable within 48-hours. Plows are now making a dent on snow covered roads in neighborhoods and subdivisions. Still V-DOT officials say that doesn't mean your street will be clear in the morning.
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((NATS 00:18:17 "TOTAL IS 14.30" When you deliver pizzas for a living, there's no such thing as a snow day. Larry Eldredge works for Papa John's. He can tell you just how treacherous side roads are.
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((LARRY ELDREDGE/PIZZA DELIVERY DRIVER; ONE OF THE WORST ONES I WENT TO WAS ON HIGHLAND DRIVE I HAD TO ALL THE WAY UP TO THE TOP OF THE SIERRA I DIDN'T THINK I WAS GOING TO MAKE IT BUT I DID (LAUGH).))
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He's making a lot of deliveries all over town. Eldredge says having grown up in the North and the fact few other cars are on the road is helping. Staying home is something V-DOT advisers. While intestates and primary roads are mostly clear, getting in and out of their driveways may be a battle.
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((JASON BOND/V-DOT SPOKESMAN; IT MAY BE WELL INTO THE EVENING OVERNIGHT OR EVEN TOMORROW BEFORE WE CAN EVEN GET TO THESE SECONDARY ROADS ))
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Crews are also trying to guard against an icy layer forming on roads As the temperature drops, wet pavement freezes over, resulting in spots. Even if it looks clear, officials say use caution. NATS "ALRIGHT SIR, YOU HAVE A GOOD NIGHT." For Aldredge being out on this cold snowy night may even pay off.
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((THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE VERY APPRECIATIVE, THEY'RE TIPPING BETTER TONIGHT CAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO GO OUT THEMSELVES TO GET IT.))
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Looking ahead to tomorrow morning ... V-DOT officials say expect roads to be frozen. Even on primary roads where snow has been pushed aside, during the day it may have melted a bit, leaking back on the street and then frozen as temperatures dropped.
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So tomorrow Jean, not only will they continue to work on neighborhoods, they will also go back to problem areas where slick spots have been reported.

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Nationwide- the storm is blamed for at least 20 deaths.
More than one million people are also without electricity, many to our south, in North Carolina.
The storm is not over yet.
As Scott Rapoport tells us, the system is now making its way up the coast.
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((THE FIERCE WINTER BLAST IS STILL POUNDING THE NEW ENGLAND AREA...AS IT MOVES UP THE EAST COAST....SPREADING A COLD WINTER BLANKET OVER EVERYTHING IN ITS PATH. THE STORM INTENSIFIED OVER SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...BRINGING SOME OF THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL YET TO COASTAL AREAS OF MASSACHUSETTS....WHERE MORE THAN SIX INCHES HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. "I hate snow, that's why I moved to the cape!" FEW WERE SPARED FROM THE SEASON'S FIRST MAJOR SNOWSTORM. IT HIT WITH A VENGEANCE...SPREADING FREEZING RAIN AND UP TO A FOOT OF SNOW FROM THE TEXAS PANHANDLE TO VIRGINIA..... THE BITTER BLAST HAS ALREADY BEEN BLAMED FOR AT LEAST 20 DEATHS...MOST FROM CAR ACCIDENTS.... IN THE CAROLINA'S, MILLIONS SHIVERED WITHOUT ELECTRICITY.... AFTER THE WEIGHT OF ICE AND SNOW SNAPPED TREE LIMBS -- SENDING THEM CRASHING ONTO POWER LINES.. THE FIRST FLAKES FELL BEFORE DAWN, DELIVERING NEW YORK CITY ITS BIGGEST STORM IN TWO YEARS.... COMMUTERS LEFT WORK EARLY....KIDS WERE SENT HOME FROM SCHOOL...AND DELAYS AT THE AIRPORT PILED UP AS QUICK AS THE SNOW.
PASSENGER:We're stranded right now, but not weary yet, check me tomorrow at this time, and maybe I'll be weary then. BY NIGHTFALL, THE WORST WAS OVER IN NEW YORK....MOST OF THE SNOW HAD MELTED.... BUT VISITORS TO THE BIG APPLE WERE STILL RAVING ABOUT THE DAY FULL OF SNOW THAT TURNED THE CITY INTO A WINTER WONDERLAND. "It's wonderful!!! We're from Texas!" SCOTT RAPOPORT/NEW YORK, NYSCOTT RAPOPORT/NEW YORK, NY FORECASTERS SAY THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO DIE DOWN SOMETIME AFTER MIDNIGHT...AND THEN BLOW OUT INTO THE ATLANTIC. SCOTT RAPOPORT, FOR CBS NEWS, NEW YORK))

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Back here in Virginia, parts of the New River Valley saw the greatest amounts of snow,
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and it may be awhile before it's cleared from all the roads.
By Noon, V-DOT trucks were able to clear away the snow and ice off most main roads.
Officials say it's hard to get to the area's many back roads, and salt can only be used on paved surfaces.
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Lynchburg and the surrounding counties picked up about four inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain.
Road crews spent the day trying to stay ahead of the ice, but nowhere was the job more difficult than at the Lynchburg airport.
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((MARK COURTNEY/LYNCHBURG AIRPORT MANAGER: THIS IS AN ART AS MUCH AS IT IS A SCIENCE, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO RUNWAYS AND SO WE HAVE DIFFERENT TYPES OF EQUIPMENT, WE HAVE BROOMS, BLADES, SNOWBLOWERS AND ALL THESE COMBINATIONS WE NEED TO TRY EVERYTHING DEPENDING ON THE CONDITIONS AND SOMETIMES NOTHING REALLY WORKS THAT WELL.))
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The Lynchburg airport was able to re-open early this afternoon, but slowdowns at other regional airports restricted some air travel.
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Southside saw the most freezing rain and ice, but so far no power outages have been reported.
Danville's Public Works Department worked through the night to clear the main roadways.
Crews say it could be another day before they hit the residential streets.
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[Miami-Bank]


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A small plane has crashed into the Federal Reserve Bank building in Miami, exploded and burst into flames.
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The branch manager says one body has been recovered from the wreckage.
About 90 people were evacuated from the building, and none was injured.
The manager says it's really hard to tell what happened -- he says there wasn't much to see except smoke and fire.
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Still ahead on News 7 tonight, some citizen-soldiers called up in the war on terror could be coming home....
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while more service men and women ship out for a possible war with Iraq.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, Tech and VMI lock horns on the hardwood, JJ Redick's freshman season keeps getting better and better, and Virginia Tech gets set to try to wreck the BCS in Miami. Plus, Tom Glavine has found a new home, and so has Dennis Franchione. All that and more coming up in sports.))

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The U-S-S Harry Truman and its battle group left Norfolk today- headed for the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf.

If war erupts with Iraq, they could be right in the middle of it.
As one sailor put it "We are ready for whatever's to come."
Drew Levinson reports.
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((WITH A HEARTFELT WAVE FROM THE DECKS---AND GESTURES OF ENCOURAGEMENT FROM LOVED ONES LEFT BEHIND THESE WERE A FATHER

S PARTING WORDS TO HIS SON David Goughnour, I love him and to do good..thats it. THE U-S-S HARRY S. TRUMAN AND ITS SUPPORT SHIPS SET SAIL FOR WHAT COULD VERY WELL BE UNCHARTED TERRITORY FOR MOST OF THE EIGHT-THOUSAND SAILORS AND MARINES ON BOARD. DREW LEVINSON: These ships are part of an already scheduled deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf. Though they are not going out specifically to fight a war against Iraq, if hostilities do break out, they'll most likely be in the thick of it. HEADING TO SEA WITH THE TRUMAN IS THE U-S-S BRISCOE-ONE OF THE MOST HEAVILY ARMED DESTROYERS IN THE WORLD. It's easy, I could drive it like a Cadillac PETTY OFFICER LESTER JENKINS PILOTS THIS SHIP IN AND OUT OF PORT-TODAY HE'S ALL SMILES-BUT HE KNOWS WHAT COULD LIE AHEAD. PETTY OFFICER LESTER JENKINS: Nervous at all about going? Um, you are always nervous when you are going out to sea, not just because of an oncoming war possibly, but just in general, anything can happen. THE SAILORS ARE YOUNG YET CONFIDENT. PETTY OFFICER, DUANE DUDLEY, US NAVY: Day in and day out the Navy and the crew train hard and were ready.
READY THEY SAY TO PRESERVE FREEDOM. AND AS THEY USED TO SAY ABOUT THIS CARRIER'S NAMESAKE-PRESIDENT TRUMAN---GIVE EM H

ELL HARRY. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, NORFOLK VIRGINIA.))

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While the Truman battle group sailors ship out, other military personnel may be coming home.
The military says it's time to send home thousands of reservists who were called to active duty after September eleventh.
The Pentagon wants to cut loose reservists who have been active for more than a year assisting with security.
About 130-thousand reservists have been called up from all branches of the military.

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A log home in Botetourt County burned this afternoon. Firefighters believe a candle was to blame.
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The home is located on Dry Branch Road near Arcadia. Members of the family discovered the blaze and tried to put it out with a fire extinguisher, but were unsuccessful. They managed to escape without injury.
Most of the damage was contained to the interior of the house, but fire officials believe the home will be declared a total loss.
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[Pledge]


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Ex- Roanoke Police Officer Fred Pledge has lost the appeal of his robbery conviction.
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Pledge pled guilty last year to racketeering, accepting kick-backs, bribes and protection pay-offs. While the former patrolman admitted to taking money from people, he insisted it did not amount to robbery.
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The federal appeals court in Richmond disagreed and upheld the robbery conviction.

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Still ahead on News Seven, President Bush gets in the Christmas spirit.
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United Airlines is flying now, but for how long?
Word of a possible bankruptcy has travelers and employes worried.
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((WE LIVE PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK, SO THE POTENTIAL OF LOSING YOUR JOB IS DEVASTATING.))
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Find out what analysts think will happen to United Airlines when we come back.
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[United]


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With the prospect that United Airlines may file bankruptcy... many travelers have questions.
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United says nothing will change for passengers, but for the 83-thousand employees it's a different story.
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((AND WHO HURTS IN THIS? IT'S NOT THE CEO OF UNITED. IT'S THE AVERAGE EMPLOYEE LIKE MYSELF. I'VE GOT 30 YEARS WITH UNITED.))
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But for an airline losing 7-million dollars a day, cutting costs will be critical.
United's pilots make twice as much as some discount carriers and have tougher work rules.
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((RICHARD METTERS/EMORY BUSINESS SCHOOL: FOR EXAMPLE A PILOT AT SOUTHWEST MIGHT ACTUALLY HELP LOAD BAGGAGE. A PILOT AT UNITED WOULD NEVER HAVE TO DO THAT. IT'S AGAINST THE WORK RULES.))
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A bankruptcy court would have the power to alter or even void those labor contracts.
Not all airlines survive bankruptcy- but it's possible.
Continental made it through.
One analyst believes United will stay in the air- at least for awhile.
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((RICHARD METTERS/ANALYST: IF YOU HAVE YOUR VACATION SCHEDULED ON UNITED IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS, GO RIGHT AHEAD. I WOULDN'T WORRY ABOUT IT.))
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However, if you're a United Stock holder- you should worry.
Shares lost more than 2-thirds of their value today.
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[WH-Tree]


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On a snowy Washington evening, President Bush tonight did the honors lighting the nation's Christmas tree.
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((NAT TREE LIGHTING.))
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It is the 78th annual tree lighting, marking the start of a month long Pageant of Peace.
The nation's tree sits on the Ellipse across from the White House.
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[Roone-Arledge]


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The man who changed the way Americans watch football is dead tonight.
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During his 38 years at ABC, Roone Arledge transformed the way television covered both sports and news.
Arledge created such ground-breaking programs as Monday Night Football and Wide World of Sports.
In 1977, Arledge was named president of ABC News and left his mark with sports-style graphics to amplify and illustrate news reports and the "Nightline" program.
Roone Arledge was 71 years old.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up in sports, the Hokies and Keydets on the hardwood, Texas A&M has a new football coach, and Jason Jaffray is honored by the ECHL, but first in tonight's extra point,
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Tom Glavine is a Brave no longer. Glavine has agreed to a 3 year deal worth about 35 million dollars to play for the Mets. The 36 year old lefty had 5 twenty win seasons with the Braves and won 2 Cy Young awards.
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[S-Hoops]


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Ricky Stokes and the Virginia Tech Hokies hoped to bounce back from Monday's loss to Wofford last night at the Cassell against Bart Bellairs and the VMI Keydets.
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The winter weather kept many folks away last night. There were only about 1800 fans on hand for this one.
The Keydets got off to the good start when Ben Rand pulled the trigger from the top of the key. Rand finished with 7 points.
Tech's Shawn Harris then went down low for Terry Taylor who puts in the deuce with the turnaround J off the window. Taylor tallied ten points on the night.
VMI's Jason Conley pushed it back up. He stops and pops a fifteen footer for 2 of his 17 points on the night. But the Keydets still trailed 18 to 10.
Shawn Harris dialed long distance just a few minutes later for Tech. The Hokies led by 7 at the break.
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Bryant Matthews scored a career high 26 and Tech holds off VMI 71 to 66.
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[S-JJ]


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J.J. Redick's storybook freshman season continues to make national waves on the college basketball scene. He's Duke's leading scorer, and one of Coach K's developing leaders on the court. Steve Mason has more on the former Cave Spring star.
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((J.J. Redick is averaging 17.3 points a game, the next closest Duke scorer is ACC pre season player of the year selection Chris Duhon who is rattling off five fewer points a contest. Duhon has also been designated the Blue Devils floor general but Redick has also assumed a major leadership role. ((:)) All of the jobs that go with being a team leader come easily for Redick, but off the floor, J.J. took steps before his arrival and during the early part of this season to go unnoticed at Duke. ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
But the close shave look would soon return thanks to some inspiration from his past. ((:))
Through four battles, the warrior is second on the team in steals with seven and is shooting 42 percent from three point land ((:)) ((:))
Redick and his third ranked Blue Devils next take on Michigan Saturday in Durham. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))


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RC Slocum was the head football coach at Texas A&M for 14 years. It hasn't taken the school nearly that long to find his replacement.
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Word out of College Station is that A&M has reached a deal that would pave the way for Alabama skipper Dennis Franchione to join the Aggies. An official announcement is expected this afternoon. The Aggies were 29 and 20 the past four seasons including a 6 and 6 mark this year.
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The Roanoke Express will be back in action at Reading tonight. Yesterday Jason Jaffray received some recognition from the ECHL.
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Jaffray has been named Rookie of the Month. The left winger scored 11 goals and tallied 14 assists for the Express in 14 November games. Jaffray has scored in nine straight contests.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies leave for Miami this morning with a real chance to mess up the BCS a little more this weekend with a win. Kevin Jones says it's not out of the question, because the Canes are the ones with plenty to lose.
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Jones needs just 165 yards to break a thousand this season, and the sophomore likes his chances considering he ran for a buck 60 against the Canes last season in Blacksburg.
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