[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A new-born child thrown free of a car- -just one of half a dozen people involved in the accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And a tour of the apartment building where the vault doubles as a master bedroom.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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Tonight in sports, the Canes talk about taking the Hokies best shot, we'll preview the state semifinals for high school football,
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[VO-NAT]


and the Blacksburg Lady Indians are now just one win away from another state basketball championship.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


It was bad enough this morning with icy conditions. But it will be even colder tomorrow morning. Talking single digits and teens in the Saturday morning forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Franklin-Accident]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-49 TC09:31]
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry
An accident this afternoon in Franklin County injured six people including three children.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


It happened on U-S 220 around one o'clock this afternoon.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Kieth-Shannon & Justin /Newsroom Pod;]


Justin McLeod is in the newsroom with an update on the injuried.
Keith and Shannon, it was a serious accident but luckily there appears to be no life threatening injuries.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Newsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@justin1]


State Police say that is pretty amazing considering one of the victims was a two day old baby who was ejected from the vehicle.
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[VO-NAT]


The accident happened on northbound 220 in front of Dudley's Truck stop just outside of Rocky Mount.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


State Police say a Pontiac Sedan rear-ended a 91 Jeep Cherokee as the Jeep was slowing down to make a right hand turn.
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[SOT 20:03:23]
[IN Q=In the Jeep]

((JAMES SEMONES/VA STATE POLI8CE: IN THE JEEP THAT WAS TRAVELING NORTH THERE WAS A 15 YEAR OLD PASSENGER IN THE BACKSEAT THAT WAS UNRESTRAINED THAT WAS EJECTED FROM THE BACK OF THE VEHICLE AND THERE WAS A TWO DAY OLD INFANT THAT WAS IN THE BACK OF THE JEEP THAT WAS THROWN FROM THE VEHICLE.))
[SUPER=01-James Semones/VA State Police]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=from the vehicle]
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[VO-NAT]


A nine year old in the other vehicle was thrown from the back seat to the front seat, hitting the windshield.
Altogether, six people were either taken to Franklin Memorial or Roanoke Memorial Hospital with what is described as non-life threatening injuries.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Newsroom Pod]


The driver of the Sedan 27 year old Soterea (so TERR-ia) Bland is facing reckless driving charges.
The driver of the Jeep is also facing reckless driving charges because the fifteen year old was not wearing her seatbelt.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-SHannon & Justin /Newsroom Pod;]


She could be facing additional charges Keith and Shannon if it is determined that the two day old infant was not restrained.

[Stadium-Zoning]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-47 TC22:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Roanoke City Council has voted AGAIN to re-zone the land for a new coliseum. Earlier this week a Circuit Judge ruled council had violated procedure by voting on it twice in the same night... even though the outcome was the same both times.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Rather than wait a year to take another vote, the city administration presented a new proposal. The resolution was adopted this morning by unanimous vote with five council members present.
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[SOT 16:33:50]
[IN Q=But I'd just]

((BILL BESTPITCH/CITY COUNCIL MEMBER; BUT I'D JUST LIKE TO ASK THE CITY MANAGER IF YOU COULD CONFIRM FOR THE RECORD THIS MORNING THAT THE TRAFFIC AND PARKING PLAN FOR THE STADIUM AMPETHETER COMPLEX HAS BEEN COMPLETED.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Bestpitch/City Council Member]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=has been completed.]
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[VO-NAT]

The City Manager says the plan calls for 750 to 900 parking spaces ON site, and limits vehicle access to two places. The group that challenged the legality of the vote last May says the resolution adopted today still doesn't provide enough detail.
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[Radford-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC34:22]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Radford Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford]


It apparently happened around 8:30 in the eleven-hundred block of Grove Avenue.
Police say when they got there, they found a 49-year-old man who had been shot in the head.
The victim was taken to Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, and later transferred to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
He is listed in critical condition.
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[Blood-Drive]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#02-46 TC35:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Red Cross is blaming the winter storm for the cancellation of blood drives and low donor turnout. That means its blood supply is down to a day-and-a-half for this region.
[Double Boxes=Shannon and Joy/Microwave]

Health Check reporter Joy Sutton joins us now from the Red Cross Building in Downtown Roanoke where hours have been extended to try to make up for the loss.
[Live=Joy Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
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[SUPER=01-Bob Lutjen/American Red Cross;]
(PRODUCER CALLS FOR VIDEO IN INTERVIEW)
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
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[Joy Will Call for Full Screen Board]
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[Exposure-Death]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=netP]
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A woman's death following the snow storm is NOT suspicious.
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[VO-NAT - :25+]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday; ]

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. She had apparently gotten her car 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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[220-React]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-44 TC1:06:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Roanoke County police say drivers on 2-20 weren't the only motorists who sat in traffic for hours in Wednesday's snow.
Accidents on Bent Mountain Road and around Windy Gap also tied up traffic that night.
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[VO-NAT - :14]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Wednesday Night;]

Roanoke County's Police Chief says the force did have a sergeant in an unmarked car at the scene on 2-20. Two additional officers tried to get to the area using mountainous back roads, but like so many other people, they got stuck too.
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[SOT - 16:30:03]
[IN Q=Our police cars...]

((RAY LAVINDER/ROANOKE CO. POLICE CHIEF; OUR POLICE CARS ARE REAR-WHEEL DRIVE, AND THEY DON'T OPERATE AS WELL AS FRONT WHEEL DRIVE CARS. WE DO HAVE TIRE CHAINS, WE USED THOSE WEDNESDAY NIGHT, BUT THEIR USE WAS VERY LIMITED. ALL OF THE ROAD SURFACES WERE VERY SLICK THAT NIGHT, VERY DIFFICULT TO NEGOTIATE.))
[SUPER=01-Ray Lavinder/Roanoke Co. Police Chief;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=difficult to negotiate.]
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[VO-NAT - :08+]

Lavinder says the situation on 2-20 could have been much worse, as nobody was seriously injured, and everybody eventually got home.
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[Blacksburg-Parade]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
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[GRAPHIC=winter Weather]


The storm's aftermath is still forcing some schedule changes.
Blacksburg's holiday parade scheduled for tonight has been postponed to Monday night at 7.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


The governor wants a major shakeup in the way V-DOT works.
Find out how the change will affect construction projects when News 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus help from above for one high school desperately trying to get ready for a football playoff game tomorrow.

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[Church-House]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-43 TC1:41:01]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The challenge of new home owners is making the house theirs, adding unique touches that represent their personality.
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]

A couple in Danville, however, has more work to do than most now that they're the proud owners of Danville's second Sacred Heart Church.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Ralph Waldo Emerson once said...]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bettina Belles/Church Owner; :25]
[SUPER=01-Henry Huson/Church Owner; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=It's kinda very peaceful.]

((Ralph Waldo Emerson once said "I like a church before the service begins... better than any preaching." Perhaps that quiet is what spoke to Bettina Belles and her husband, Henry Huson. In a coincidence that seems almost preordained, the Miami Beach radiologists were hired by Danville Regional Medical Center, granting their wish to live in a small town. As the couple house hunted they happened upon the vacant Sacred Heart church.
[SOT 1:25:34-1:25:45]
[IN Q=It was the end of the day...]

((BETTINA BELLES/CHURCH OWNER: IT WAS THE END OF THE DAY AND THERE WAS THIS BIG "FOR SALE" SIGN IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH AND I TURNED TO MY HUSBAND AND SAID, "WOULDN'T THAT MAKE A GREAT HOUSE?" WE GOT IN HERE AND THAT WAS IT. FIRST STEP IN THE DOOR, I KNEW WE HAD TO LIVE HERE.))
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[OUT Q=I knew we had to live here.]

Belles fell in love with the 1937 Samual J. Collins design, enough so that she wasn't daunted by the 335-thousand dollar asking price. The couple, their seven year old daughter and handful of pets are living in the 4-bedroom, 3-bath rectory while the cavernous sanctuary is renovated.
[SOT 1:25:50-1:26:06]
[IN Q=We're going to leave it...]

((BETTINA BELLES/CHURCH OWNER: WE'RE GOING TO LEAVE IT PRETTY MUCH AS IT IS. WE'VE ALREADY LOWERED THE ALTAR. WE'RE GOING TO USE IT AS A FORMAL DINING ROOM. THE SANCTUARY WILL BE A LIVING ROOM AND MUSIC ROOM. AND THE CHOIR LOFT UP WHERE THE BEAUTIFUL STAINED GLASS IS, WE'RE GOING TO USE AS A LIBRARY.))
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[OUT Q=We're going to use as a library.]

Belles says she's attempting to find more of the original stained glass and has already purchased a confessional to make the room more "church-like". But even minus the religious artifacts, the space continues to exude power.
[SOT 1:27:12-1:27:22]
[IN Q=We've had workers here that got done...]

((HENRY HUSON/CHURCH OWNER: WE'VE HAD WORKERS HERE THAT GOT DONE WITH THE DAY AND YOU OFFER 'EM A BEER AND THEY GO, "CAN'T DRINK IN THE CHURCH." --LAUGHS--))
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[OUT Q=Can't drink in the church ((laughs)).]

The couple estimates construction will take two years. Because so many people are interested in the results they plan to hold an open house once the renovations are complete. But even while the work's being done, they're revelling in their unusual purchase.
[SOT 1:27:26-1:27:35]
[IN Q=This is a great place if you're a little stressed out...]

((HENRY HUSON/CHURCH OWNER: THIS IS A GREAT PLACE IF YOU'RE A LITTLE STRESSED OUT. COME SIT AND LOOK UP AT THE WINDOWS. IT'S KINDA VERY PEACEFUL.))
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[OUT Q=IT'S KINDA VERY PEACEFUL.]))
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[ANCHOR=Shan]
[SS=None]

Belles says they've had so many requests for pews that they can't grant them all. They plan to keep as many pews as possible in the sanctuary and will donate the rest to Sacred Heart School.

[Jefferson-Place]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-41 TC1:06:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Roanoke landmark is celebrating a grand opening, one hundred years after it first opened for business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The General Office Building South was constructed for the Norfolk and Western Railway in 1896.
It's now known as Eight Jefferson Place, with its office space converted into luxury apartments.
Twenty one people are now living in the building, and about half of the 87 units have been leased.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We have several friends]

((GARY BAILEY/JEFFERSON PLACE RESIDENT: WE HAVE SEVERAL FRIENDS WHO ACTUALLY WORKED HERE WHEN IT WAS THE NORFOLK AND WESTERN BUILDING AND THEY'RE AMAZED. THEY CAN'T BELIEVE ALL THAT WAS DONE WITH IT. IT'S VERY UNIQUE IT REALLY IS. ))
[SUPER=01-Gary Bailey/Jefferson Place Resident;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=very unique it really is.]
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[VO-NAT]


One of those unique features is the old vault that serves as Bailey's master bedroom. Eight Jefferson place will be open for public tours during the Dickens of a Christmas event in downtown Roanoke.
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[Stocks]


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[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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Stocks ended the day higher, but Wall Street lost ground for the week. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/22.49/8645.77/x/11.66/1422.41;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW gained 22 and a half points today.
NASDAQ rose 12.
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[Warner-VDOT]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-40 TC1:46:30]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


Governor Mark Warner says Virginia's Department of Transportation is a "mess" and he is proposing ways to clean it up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Warner outlined several changes today that he says will help avoid the cost over-runs and delays that have plagued the agency.
He's asking the General Assembly to force V-DOT to adopt detailed financial plans for all major highway construction.
And he wants V-DOT to update the public regularly on the status of every transportation project.
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[SOT 15:01:14]
[IN Q=FOR YEARS THE AGENCY HAS SUFFERED]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=NOT FORGOTTEN.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner says reform is needed to avoid mistakes like the Springfield Mixing Bowl.
That project in Northern Virginia is running four-hundred million dollars over budget.
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[Wythe-Chopper]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-42 TC1:48:35]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


The winter snowstorm may have stopped classes at one area high school, but folks there are determined not to let it stop tomorrow's football game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


The George Wythe High Maroons are supposed to play Gate City tomorrow at home.
School officials were worried they would be forced to cancel the game, because of the snow left behind on and around the field.
But, once folks in the community got word of what was going on, several of them pitched-in to help clear the snow. They've been doing it almost non-stop since one-o-clock YESTERDAY afternoon.
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[SOT 15:29]
[IN Q=IT'S WORTH IT]

((KENNY SAYERS/FIELD MAINTENANCE WORKER: IT'S WORTH IT ALL IT'S ALL FOR OUR KIDS.))
[SUPER=01-Kenny Sayers/Field Maintenance Worker; QUICK!!]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=FOR OUR KIDS]
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[VO-NAT]


The workers actually got an extra hand from a Bristol aviation company this afternoon, which sent out a helicopter to help dry the field.
Officials say now all they have to do is win the game.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up, Blacksburg ends Northside's girls basketball season, the Hokies hope to raise a little Cane in Miami,


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[VO-NAT]


and the state football semifinals are on for tomorrow, all across the state.
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[S-Girls]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-125]
[GRAPHIC=VHSL]


The Anderson sisters combined for 49 of Blacksburg's 57 points as the Indians top Northside for a fourth time this season in the girls 2A basketball semi-finals. Steve Mason has a recap.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Group 2A State Semi-Finals; :00]
[SUPER=01-Britney Anderson/Scored 37 of Blacksburg's 57 Points; :27]
[SUPER=01-Leslee Anderson/Scored 12 Points for Blacksburg; 1:07]
[SUPER=33-Northside/49/Blacksburg/57;]
[SUPER=01-Mickey McGuigan/Blacksburg Head Coach; 1:27]
[SUPER=01-Jim Robinson/Six Seasons as Northside Coach; 1:40]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:52]
[RUNS=2:07]
[OUT Q=....news 7 sports"]
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[S-Hurricanes]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-134 TC1259]
[GRAPHIC=Tech/Miami]


The Virginia Tech Hokies are all set for their Saturday showdown in South Florida with top ranked Miami. The Canes have won 33 straight games, and the Hokies were the last Big East team to beat them back in 1999. The Hurricanes know that the Hokies will leave it all on the Orange Bowl turf this weekend.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Willis McGahee/1481 Rushing Yards this Season; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ken Dorsey/24 TD's this Season; :10]
[SUPER=01-Mikal Baaqee/Tech Linebacker; :23]
[RUNS=:37]
[OUT Q=knock them off from number one."]
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[S-Boards]


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[WIPE to Pinnacle #12996]


It's a big sports weekend here on Your Hometown Station. Tomorrow at noon, it's the 103rd meeting on the gridiron between Army and Navy.
[TAKE Pinnacle #12997]


Then at 3-30, J-J Redick and the Duke Blue Devils host former Dukie, Tommy Amaker and Michigan at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
[TAKE Pinnacle #12998]


That one is followed up by the SEC Football Championship contest between Georgia and Arkansas from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
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[S-Playoffs]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-135 TC1437]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


The state football playoffs have reached the semifinal round and there's only been one minor change to the schedule for teams in our area. The division four game between Heritage and Magna Vista will now kick off at 3pm instead of 1:30 tomorrow in Ridgeway.
One interesting trend involves three area head coaches who have guided their teams to the semifinals in their first season at their respective schools, including Chris Jones at Heritage, Will Fields at Bath County and Chris Watts at Liberty.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Chris Watts/Liberty Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=can play with anybody."]
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[anchor=travis]
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Mike Stevens will be in tonight at 11-35 with state semifinal previews on all of Saturday's games.