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Coming up on News 7-
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More troubles on 220. Today a crash injures six people.
Power's out and the lines are long in North Carolina as people wait in line for fuel.
Plus folks are marching in the holiday season around the region.
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[Talent=Jean]


And a big name singer is coming to Roanoke.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Iraq prepares to hand over a 13-thousand page declaration on its weapons programs.
One former inspector says it's just a way for Iraq to keep the U-N searching for weapons.
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((COME INSPECTORS IF YOU THINK WE'VE GOT THEM IF YOU THINK WE'VE GOT THEM COME AND FIND THEM. IT'S AN INVITATION TO GO ON A WHERE IN THE WORLD IS WALDO HUNT ! YET AGAIN.))
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As long as weapons inspectors are in Iraq it will be impossible for the U-S to launch an attack on Iraq.
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[Iraq]


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Iraq will hand over its declaration tomorrow.
The Chief U-N Weapons inspector says the U-N will keep secret all sensitive material on nuclear, chemical and biological weapons described in the declaration.
He says it will even be concealed from the U-S.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mohammed Al-douri/Iraqi Ambassador; :09]
[SUPER=01-Ari Fleischer/White House Spokesman; :31]
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((AS THE UNITED NATIONS GETS READY TO RECEIVE A MASSIVE WEAPONS REPORT FROM IRAQ -- THE IRAQI AMBASSADOR MADE AN ADAMANT DECLARATION OF HIS OWN. MOHAMMED AL-DOURI/IRAQI AMBASSADOR - "We have no more destruction weapons at all....everything has been destroyed." IRAQ SAYS IT WILL HAND OVER SOME 10-THOUSAND PAGES OF PROOF ON SATURDAY -- IN A LENGTHY WEAPONS REPORT, MANDATED BY THE U-N. INSPECTORS WILL GET THE FIRST LOOK AT THE LIST -- BEFORE BRIEFING SECURITY COUNCIL MEMBERS ON THE CONTENTS EARLY NEXT WEEK. ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN We won't be fooled by the size of this document, thinking that the size alone dictates that Iraq has complied. We want to make certain Iraq is listing everything it has an obligation to list, full - accurate and complete." U-S AND BRITISH INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES BELIEVE IRAQ HAS TRIED TO DEVELOP NUCLEAR WEAPONS SINCE INSPECTORS LEFT IN 1998.
EVEN THOUGH A NEW ROUND OF INSPECTIONS HAS REPORTEDLY TURNED UP NOTHING -- THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION INSISTS, IT HAS A QUOTE, 'SOLID BASIS' FOR IT'S ALLEGATIONS. AL-DOURI - "If Americans have this evidence, they have to tell inspectors there to go and find this evidence." THE WHITE HOUSE IS PRESSURING CHIEF U-N WEAPONS INSPECTOR HANS BLIX TO AGGRESSIVELY SEEK OUT KEY IRAQI SCIENTISTS, AND OFFER THEM ASYLUM, IN EXCHANGE FOR TELLING WHAT THEY KNOW... .. IT'S A PROPOSITION THAT'S ALLOWED, UNDER THE U-N RESOLUTION. ALEEN SIRGANY/REPORTING ANALYZING THE IRAQI DECLARATION COULD TAKE WEEKS -- AS IT MUST BE TRANSLATED, THEN CHECKED AGAINST INFORMATION IN A MILLION PAGE DATABASE.ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Franklin-Accident]


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Six people including a two-day old baby are recovering tonight after an accident in Franklin County this afternoon.
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The accident happened around one on 220 north in front of Dudley's Truck Stop just outside of Rocky Mount.
State Police say a Pontiac Sedan rear-ended a 91 Jeep Cherokee as the Jeep was slowing down to make a right hand turn.
Troopers say a 15 year old and an infant were ejected from the vehicle.
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((TROOPER JAMES SEMONES/STATE POLICE: THE TWO DAY YEAR OLD INFANT WAS CRYING WHEN I SEE IT AND I DIDN'T SEE ANY VISIBLE INJURIES TO THE CHILD. THE 15 YEAR OLD GIRL THAT WAS EJECTED WAS COMPLAINING OF PAIN IN HER BACK AREA.))
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The six victims were taken either to Franklin Memorial or Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
None of the injuries is believed to be life-threatening.
The driver of the vehicle that hit the Jeep faces reckless driving charges.

[Dickens-Christmas]


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The City of Roanoke got into the holiday spirit tonight.
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The city kicked off its annual "Dickens of a Christmas" celebration on the market in downtown.
This year's event featured several children's activities, carolers, performers, and even an ice sculptor.
Organizers say attendance was down this year due to tonight's frigid temperatures.
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((WAYNE PARKS: IT'S SLOW CAUSE IT'S REALLY COLD BUT WHAT DO YOU EXPECT IT'S WINTER.)) ((JOEY COAKLEY: I THINK IT'S A GREAT EVENT TO START OUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON, IT BRINGS EVERYONE OUT. IT'S A LITTLE CHILLY BUT THAT'S GOOD, IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE COLD.))
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[SUPER=01-Joey Coakley; :09]
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The city also lit the holiday tree in First Union Plaza which is a forty foot tall blue spruce.
If you missed tonight's festivities, you can catch it for the next two Fridays.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Salem-Parade]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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((NAT MUSIC))
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Salem also held its annual Christmas parade through downtown tonight.
Hundreds lined up to watch the more than fifty entries in this year's parade.
That is slightly lower than last year because of this week's storm.
Organizers considered postponing the event but decided to keep the tradition alive of holding the parade on the first Friday in December.
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[Raleigh]


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When the power goes out for a few hours, it's a tough situation. When it goes out for days, tempers can start to flare.
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[VO-NAT 21:36:30]
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That's what happened as customers waited in long lines to get fuel in Durham, North Carolina.
Dozens of cars lined up for hours at a B-P gas station.
Cars tried to approach from every direction, but there was nowhere to go.
Police were called in when the crowd got a little rowdy.
Some people abandoned their cars and simply stood in line with gas cans.
Power's been out for many in North Carolina since Wednesday, and some may not have electricity this weekend either.


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[Exposure-Death]


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More details tonight about a storm-related death in Salem.
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A preliminary autopsy report showed Carol Yvonne Dickerson of Bent Mountain died of exposure. She was found dead early yesterday morning outside the front door of a medical office building that's still under construction... just a few yards away from a hotel. Her car apparently got stuck on a curb off of Keagy Road in Salem, and then left her car. Police say Dickerson did suffer a medical condition which may have made her confused in the cold weather.
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Roanoke County Police say they also were snowed under by Wednesday's weather that backed up traffic for up to eight hours on Route 2-20.
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Police say they had a sergeant in an unmarked car at the situation, and two other officers got stuck trying to get there using back roads.
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((RAY LAVINDER/ROANOKE CO. POLICE CHIEF; WE WORKED VERY HARD TO TRY TO GET TO THAT LOCATION. AND THE PEOPLE WHO WERE THERE DID A VERY GOOD JOB HELPING PEOPLE OUT, PUSHING CARS OUT OF THE ROAD, AND GETTING THEM STARTED. AND THAT'S WHAT REALLY KEPT IT FROM GETTING CATASTROPHIC.))
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Police say they had triple the number of 9-1-1 calls than usual, and at the time were also responding to accidents with injuries on Bent Mountain and Windy Gap. Chief Lavinder says the situation could have been worse. Thankfully nobody was seriously injured in the incident.
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[Wythe-Chopper]


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It was tough enough to cancel classes, but folks in Wytheville refuse to let the snow stop one important high school football game.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens explains.
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((It's almost been 20-years since the George Wythe Maroons made it to the division semi-finals. So, when a mere six-inches of snow almost got in their way THIS year, the folks in the community stepped up big-time.
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[RUNS:07] ((DEBBIE STONE/GEORGE WYTHE HIGH PRINCIPAL: THE WYTHEVILLE COMMUNITY AND WYTHE COUNTY HAVE COME TOGETHER IN A TREMENDOUS EFFORT OF PRIDE AND COMMUNITY SPIRIT TO GET THE FIELD READY FOR THE GAME SATURDAY, IT'S TREMENDOUS. 6:27))
[SOT 14:42][COVER BETWEEN BITES PLEASE!!!]

[RUNS:10] ((KENNY SAYERS/FIELD MAINTENANCE WORKER: IT WAS REALLY COLD LAST NIGHT AND COLD EARLY THIS MORNING, BUT, EVERYBODY JUST PITCHED IN AND WE JUST FORGOT ABOUT THE WEATHER AND TRIED TO GET THE SNOW OFF.)) [NATS OF SNOWBLOWERS] And that is what they have been doing since one-o-clock Thursday afternoon. Using borrowed equipment from a local contracting company, the group worked to clear the snow on and around the field.


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[RUNS:03] ((IT'S WORTH IT ALL IT'S ALL FOR OUR KIDS 15:32)) [MORE NATS OF SHOVEL] But, the workers weren't alone for long. They got a little help from above. [NATS OF CHOPPER] After hearing about the group's efforts, a Bristol aviation company sent out a helicopter Friday afternoon, to help dry the field.
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[RUNS:04] ((HOPEFULLY WITH THE HELICOPTER COMING IN, IT'S GOING TO DRY THINGS OFF AND WE'LL BE READY TO PLAY TOMORROW. 14:09)) And from the looks of it the field will be ready, the question is now, will the players? Myranda Stephens, News 7, Wytheville.))
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Still ahead on News 7, don't expect to get much help with your state taxes.
We'll explain the latest cost-cutting move caused by the budget crisis.
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Plus Winona Ryder won't have to trade the silver screen for a cell.
More on her sentencing in a moment.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, folks. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up, state semfinal hoops action from Salem as Glenvar, Altavista and Blacksburg try to continue their seasons. The Hokies are primed for a major upset, plus highlights from the Nascar Winston Cup banquet in the Big Apple. All that and more on the way in sports.))

[P-Tech]


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Workers at a Boston company arrived to work this morning to find their offices being raided by the F-B-I.
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Agents were looking for information on a possible connection between the company P-Tech and terrorism. This is P- Tech's C-E-O, three years ago, pictured with Yasin al-Qadi (al- Katy) in Saudi Arabia. al-Qadi heads a Saudi- based charity that the U-S government says is a front for al- Qaida.
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((STEVEN EMERSON/TERRORISM EXPERT: ACCORDING TO U-S INTELLIGENCE REPORTS, YASSIN AL QADI IS A MAJOR FINANCIER OF ISLAMIC TERRORISM AND HAS BEEN LONG ASSOCIATED WITH OSAMA BIN LADEN.))
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Federal officials say al- Qadi was once a key investor in P-Tech... a company that supplies financial software to the F-B-I, Department of Energy, Air Force, Navy and NATO. Investigators want to know if al-Qadi still has a relationship with the company. So far, no arrests have been made.
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[Miami-Plane]


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A second person has died from a plane crash at the Federal Reserve Bank in Miami.
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Investigators say they think a man whose body was found in a golf course lake across the street from the scene was a passenger in the plane.
The plane slammed into the bank building last night as staff members there were holding their holiday party.
No one inside the building was hurt.
The plane's pilot was killed.
The President of a nearby aircraft company says one of his instructors and his sales manager were aboard the plane.
He says there was some sort of engine fire, but the official cause has not been determined.
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[Resignations]


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President Bush says he wants to boost the economy and save American jobs. In doing so, two of his own lost their jobs.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and Economic Advisor Larry Linsey were both asked to resign.
Sources tell CBS news the White House worried the team did not have what it takes to install confidence in Wall Street.
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((SCOTT REED/REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST: THAT DIDN'T SEND A MESSAGE THAT THAT WE KNEW WHERE WE WERE GOING, WE KNEW WHAT WE WERE DOING AND THAT WAS SHOWING UP REMARKABLY IN THIS ECONOMY THAT WAS GOING UP AND DOWN.))
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Both O'Neill and Lindsey are let go as the President prepares to roll out a new round of tax cuts to spark the economy.
The White House is expected to name O'Neill's Successor quickly.
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[Tax-Offices]


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It may be a sign of just how bad the state's budget problems are.
Virginia can not afford to keep the people on the job who help collect the money.
Six of the Department of Taxations seven district offices will close next year.
The offices in Roanoke and Danville will shut their doors on March First.
Customer -Service and support positions will be eliminated.
The state's also eliminating distribution of forms to public libraries and all toll-free tax helplines, except for telefile.

[Warner-VDOT]


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Governor Mark Warner wants to put Virginia's Department of Transportation on the road to fiscal responsibility.
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Warner outlined several proposals today that he says will help avoid the cost over-runs and delays that have plagued the agency.
Among the changes: requiring detailed financial plans for all major highway construction.
And keeping the public informed on the status of every transportation project.
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Warner says reform is needed to avoid mistakes like the Springfield Mixing Bowl.
That project in Northern Virginia is running 400-million dollars over budget.
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Cher will bring her farewell tour to the Star City.
Find out when next.
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[VO-NAT]


And sculptors put the nativity on ice.
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[Commercial]

[Winona]


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If it happens again, she will go to prison.
The judge minced no words today as he sentenced actress Winona Ryder for shoplifting.
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The judge gave Ryder 36 months of probation and 480 hours of community service.
She'll also have to pay a ten-thousand dollar fine and participate in drug and psychological counseling.
Ryder did not address the court but her lawyer did, pointing out her charitable works and the reward money she put up in the case of Polly Klaus, a little girl who was murdered.
The D-A's response shocked the actress.
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((VOICE OF ANN RUNDLE/PROSECUTOR; WHAT ALSO IS OFFENSIVE TO ME IS THAT SOMEONE WOULD TROTT OUT THE BODY OF A DEAD CHILD.))
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It was the only time Ryder showed emotion during the hearing.
That comment drew the wrath of Mark Klaas, the father of Polly Klaas.
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((MARK KLAAS/POLLY KLAAS FOUNDATION; WINONA RYDER MAYBE A DOUBLE FELON BUT SHE IS A DOUBLE FELON WITH A VERY BIG HEART))
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Ryder will be back in court for a progress report in April.
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[Cher-Concert]


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"Cher" is coming to Roanoke next year, and she won't be a cheap date. The ticket prices are among the highest ever seen at the Civic Center. Cher will perform in Roanoke the night of February 24th, part of her "Living Proof Farewell Tour."
The tickets go on sale one week from tomorrow at 10 AM. They will cost from 50 to 75 dollars plus services charges.




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Coming up, state semifinal girls hoops highlights from Salem, a check on Nascar's post season awards banquet and Tech is ready to pull the upset of the year tomorrow in Miami, but first in tonight's extra point,
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Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is engaged to soccer star Mia Hamm. Nomar proposed over Thanksgiving and the two expect to tie the knot sometime in the next two years. They met at a charity event in 1998 and have been dating for about a year.
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The Glenvar Lady Highlanders were looking for a return trip to the state championship game tonight, but unbeaten J-J Kelly stood in the way.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Lady Highlanders vs. Lady Indians; :00]


The Lady Indians came in with the Helton twins who have signed with VCU.
Glenvar got the party started with Allyson Fasnacht playing the defense and coming up with the loose ball. Fasnacht finishes with the lay-in and Glenvar was up early.
Later, Kelly's LaShay Collier goes down the lane thru some traffic and then puts up the floater off the window for 2 and the Indians start to pull away.
[SUPER=33-Glenvar/48/J.J. Kelly/60/;]

Fasnacht tried to keep Glenvar in it. She gets the assist to Sara Frazier for another bucket, but JJ-Kelly wins it 60 to 48, and will play for all the marbles tomorrow.
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[S-Altavista]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Lady Colonels vs. Yellow Jackets; :00]


In the night session's opener, Altavista squared off with James Monroe for the right to play today.
The Lady Colonels got off on the right foot when Sara Maddux swings the rock around to Taylor Frazier who drains the long 3 ball.
Monroe came right back though. Tamika Christopher drives and kicks to Alisha McMorris. She buries a trey of her own.
[SUPER=33-Altavista/56/James Monroe/61/;]

Later, Altavista's Stacy Sheppard muscles her way in for a deuce. But the Lady Colonels come up on the short end of the stick, 61 to 56. James Monroe advances to the state championship.
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The Anderson sisters combined for 49 of Blacksburg's 57 points yesterday as the Indians ended Northside's bid to make its third straight championship game. Steve Mason the details from yesterday's double A showdown.
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[OUT Q=....news 7 sports"]
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The Virginia Tech Hokies are heavy duty underdogs for their showdown with number one ranked Miami this afternoon in the Orange Bowl. Most folks think the Hokies have nothing to lose against the top ranked Canes - but the fact is they have plenty to gain.
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[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jake Grove/Virginia Tech Center; :20]
[SUPER=01-Ernest Wilford/Virginia Tech Receiver; :36]
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express beat the Reading Royals last night on the road by a final of 4 to 1. Frank Novock, Shawn Limpright, Dan Sullivan and Rick Kowalsky all tallied goals for the Express which plays at Atlantic City tonight.

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Tony Stewart has visited the White House, posed in Times Square and he even rang the bell on the New York Stock Exchange this week. Last night, he was honored even more at the Nascar Winston Cup end of the year awards banquet.
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Stewart received his championship ring last night and then he paused to pop off a few pictures with his new camera. For a guy who normally shuns the spotlight, he's been right at home this week in the Big Apple.
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Christmas Trees may be tradition here, but in Austria, they have a much colder way to ring in the holiday.
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It is a nativity scene made entirely of ice.
It's gone up in Austria every year since 1995.
A group of five Europeans and one Japanese ice sculptor worked 48 hours around the clock to carve 50-tons of ice.


But what happens when the temperatures warm up?
Thanks to a special technique, the ice structures stay put.
Sculptors bind the ice blocks together with dry ice to keep the temperature stable in the base of the scene.
It's believed the nativity scene is the largest of its type in the World. (------------)