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Coming up on News 7-
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Small pox vaccinations are coming back- part of the new fight to protect against terrorism.
For the first time in one week.. it's back to the books for students in North Carolina.
Plus a policeman working the beat takes on a new meaning.
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News 7 is Next at Eleven is next.

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((A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER THE PAIN IS WORTH THE GAIN.))
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President Bush apparently believes it's worth the pain.
He's ready to make the smallpox vaccine available to the public.
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[Smallpox]


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CBS News confirmed tonight that President Bush has decided that smallpox vaccine should be made available on a VOLUNTARY basis to the American public.
The policy, to be announced Friday, comes after long study and debate about mass vaccination against a smallpox bioterror attack.
The vaccine can have serious side effects, including death in some cases.
Aleen Sirgany reports.
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[SUPER=01-Meg Gifford/University of Maryland Junior; 1:10 SECOND TIME]
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((PRESIDENT BUSH IS ABOUT TO UNVEIL AN AMBITIOUS PLAN TO REINTRODUCE THE SMALL POX VACCINE -- ONE THAT WILL EVENTUALLY MAKE IT AVAILABLE TO ALL AMERICANS. WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS SAY HALF-A-MILLION MILITARY PERSONNEL WILL GET THE SMALLPOX VACCINATIONS FIRST ... IN CASE OF A BIOTERRORISM ATTACK. NEXT IN LINE -- MILLIONS OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL WORKERS AND RESPONSE TEAMS AROUND THE COUNTRY. AND BY 2004, THE VACCINE WILL BE OFFERED ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
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ERADICATED WORLDWIDE IN 1980, SMALLPOX IS HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS AND KILLS A THIRD OF ITS VICTIMS. BUT BRINGING BACK THE VACCINE IS ALSO RISKY. FOR EVERY MILLION SHOTS ADMINISTERED, TWO TO THREE PEOPLE WILL LIKELY DIE. SEVERAL OTHERS WILL SUFFER LIFE-THREATENING COMPLICATIONS. RESEARCHERS TOLD CBS NEWS LAST WEEK THEY ARE NOW TESTING THE VACCINE'S SIDE EFFECTS ON A NEW GENERATION.
(SOT-DR. MARTIN BLASER, CHAIRMAN, DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE AT NYU MEDICAL CENTER, INFECTIOUS DISEASE SPECIALIST)

IF WE VACCINATE A HALF MILLION PEOPLE WE'LL LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT THE LOGISTICS, THE MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS,
(SOT - Meg Gifford -- Junior, University of Maryland)

"I was pretty miserable for about 2 days." MEG GIFFORD RECENTLY PARTICIPATED IN A UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND STUDY.
(SOT - Meg Gifford -- Junior, University of Maryland)

"My pock mark took right away and I got a little bit of a fever, it got swollen, the lymph nodes on my left side got swollen." BUT DOCTORS SAY THE REACTIONS ARE SIMILAR TO THOSE EXPERIENCED BY PATIENTS DECADES AGO.
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THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS ALSO WORKING ON AN EDUCATION PROGRAM TO HELP PEOPLE DECIDE WHETHER TO GET VACCINATED. PRESIDENT BUSH IS EXPECTED TO FORMALLY ANNOUNCE HIS PLAN THIS FRIDAY. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Nuclear-Weapons]


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The President is also sending a warning out- the U-S is prepared to use nuclear weapons in retaliation if terrorists or other nations attack America with weapons of mass destruction.
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The message goes out to Saddam Hussein, Rogue states and terrorist groups.
The White House today says it reserves the right to respond with overwhelming force- including the use of nuclear weapons should they attack the U-S, its forces abroad or its allies with weapons of mass destruction.
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((ARI FLEISCHER: I THINK IT'S A RATHER DECLARATIVE STATEMENT OF HOW SERIOUSLY THE UNITED STATES WOULD TAKE IT IN THE EVENT THAT WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION WERE USED.))
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Back in 1991, the first President Bush said the same thing. Many believed that could have deterred Saddam from using weapons of mass destruction during the Gulf War.
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[New-jobs]


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Governor Mark Warner is bringing some joyful news to Southside Virginia just in time for Christmas.
The governor will be in Martinsville tomorrow where he is expected to announce the creation of 250 new jobs.
That's good tidings for an area with one of the highest unemployment rates in the state.
Warner will be at the City Council chambers at noon to provide more details about the jobs.

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For the first time in a week, kids in Durham North Carolina were back in school.
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Schools were back in session today, despite the fact that thousands of homes in the Carolinas are still without power.
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((SONYA OWENS/PARENT; THE KIDS ARE STARTING TO GO STIR CRAZY BECAUSE THEY'RE SO USED TO WATCHING TV AND HAVING LIGHTS SO THEY CAN PLAY GAMES AND STUFF.))
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This evening, Duke power said it's restored power to 90 percent of its 1-point-3 million customers.
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((THERE YOU GO! RIGHT THERE BOY! PRAISE THE LORD! FINALLY GOT POWER HERE. PRAISE THE LORD! FINALLY GOT IT.)) [NO SUPERS]
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North Carolina insurance companies estimate that property damage could approach the 85-million dollar range.
Last week's ice storm was so bad that politicians are now calling for a state panel to look at the damage done and find ways to keep it from happening again.
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[Cross-Burning]


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Cross burning, looked upon by some Americans as a symbol of racial hatred and fear, has now made its way to the Supreme Court. The Court must decide whether the act is illegal intimidation or a right to free speech.
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Today, justices heard arguments from the State of Virginia and lawyers representing three white men - all convicted of cross burning. The issue was first raised in Carroll County four years ago, when a white woman looked across a field to see men in hoods burning a cross. She testified that she was terrified for her family. Another case in Virginia Beach involved a cross that was burned on the lawn of a multi-racial family. Virginia law makes it a crime to burn a cross with an intent to intimidate. But opponents argue cross burning is symbolic speech - and still deserves protection under the first amendment.
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((JERRY KILGORE/VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: "WE HAVE SAID OVER AND OVER AGAIN THAT BURNING THE CROSS MORE THAN ANY OTHER BURNING SYMBOL BRINGS INTIMIDATION TO BEAR.")) ((SUPER: RODNEY SMOLLA/UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND LAW SCHOOL: IF YOU CAN PICK ONE SYMBOL OUT, YOU CAN PICK OTHER SYMBOLS AND IF YOU CAN PICK OUT SYMBOLS, YOU CAN PICK OUT WORDS AND THAT IS THE WRONG ROAD TO GO DOWN IN FREE SOCIETY."))
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A decision is expected in a couple months.
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[SCLC]


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The legal dispute over the leadership of Virginia's S-C-L-C chapter is over, for now.
A judge in Petersburg yesterday dismissed lawsuits brought by Bedford County member Jack Mills.
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Mills, who is white, claimed he was the rightful president of the organization, and that the predominantly black group discriminated against him in naming a new head last spring.
But SCLC board members said they were within their rights to elect a different president, Danville pastor William Avon Keen.
The judge's ruling left open the possibility that the suits could be re-filed.
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[Hair-Loss]


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All some men want for Christmas is a full head of hair-
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Now a new product may help them.
According to a London doctor HEAT is the trick.
Doctor Krish (New-leah) Nulliah uses heat from a high tech electronic wand.
He claims it stops hair loss and helps hair growth in up to 80 percent of patients- roughly double the success rate of the treatments Rogaine and Propecia.
George Herbert has been going under heat for about a month.
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((LESS HAIR IS FALLING OUT.))
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The technique works by supposedly heating up active and inactive hair follicles and waking up the ones that aren't growing heair.
It also claims to block D-H-T-A, the hormone known to cause baldness.
Dr. Nulliah hopes to begin clincial trials soon.
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Some property owners in the New River Valley get a holiday bonus... they won't have to pay a rental inspection fee.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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Plus a shipment of deadly missles is chugging toward its destination again.
Why the U-S let it go, next.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey, folks. Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as Uva's sack master gets a national award. Mike Clark wins another coach of the year honor. But this guy won't have a chance to accept the Heisman. An ineligible player may cost the Magna Vista Warriors a mess of wins. Plus, the Sportsman of the year tonight on the Big 7.))

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A ship carrying Scud missiles has been allowed to continue on its way to Yemen.
President Bush made the decision to release the scuds- agreeing with his advisors that the U-S had no legal basis to seize them.
As John Roberts reports, the White House is confident that Yemen will not buy anymore missiles from North Korea.


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((American intelligence had shadowed the Cambodian freighter Sosan for weeks - from the time it left North Korea until it was finally boarded by American commandos off the horn of Africa. In the hold - hidden under bags of cement - 15 Scud missiles and missile parts destined for the middle east... Ari Fleischer: "We had concerns about where its ultimate destination might have been, and it applied to terrorist states, terrorist organizations or rogue states...." The White House was worried the missiles may have been headed for Iraq - which terrorized Israel and Saudi Arabia with scuds during the Gulf War. But the destination turned out to be Yemen - a crucial Arab ally in the war on terror. Yemeni officials claimed it was the final shipment of an old order and demanded the missiles be handed over. Powell: "We had assurance these missiles were for Yemeni defensive purposes and under no circumstances would they be going anywhere else...." Still, the incident is troubling to the White House. Yemen is a frontline state in the war on terror - it's where the USS Cole was bombed - and where a senior Al-Qaeda member was recently taken out by a Predator drone. The Pentagon says Yemen had promised last year that it would buy no more missile technology from North Korea. Leon Charney/fmr Carter foreign policy advisor "I think they're duplicitous and they're disingenuous the way they talk.. I don't think they have any concept what it is to be - as we understand it - very upright in their commitments to us or to anybody else. John Roberts, CBS News, Washington.))


[Drug-Bust]


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Police in Giles County have arrested a man they believe is a known drug dealer.
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Police raided the home of Curtis Morgan around six this morning, at the Longview Mobile Home Park.
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Officers say they found several thousand dollars worth of drugs and cash in the home, along with several weapons.


Police say Morgan has three prior felony convictions and that the bust was the result of an on-going investigation.
He is being held inside the New River Regional jail on charges of possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony.
More charges are expected to be filed as the investigation continues.
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[Burrow]


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Former members of the D-Day Foundation's board of directors say they knew very little about the memorial's financial problems until it was too late.
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Former D-Day director Richard Burrow is on trial for fraud in connection with his fundraising role in the organization.
Prosecutors claim Burrow got bank loans based on undocumented pledges and kept the foundation's board in the dark about the project's debts.
Burrow's lawyers maintain their client was up front about everything, including the promised donations and things only got behind in the rush to complete the memorial before its June, 2001 dedication.
Burrow's trial is expected to last through Friday.
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[Rental-Inspection]


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Blacksburg's town council is evicting its idea to charge rental owners a 100-dollar ANNUAL inspection fee, for each unit in their building.
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The council made the decision last night during a public hearing.
The money collected from the fee would have gone toward the town's rental inspection program that was started three years ago.
But, many believed the council was looking in the wrong direction.
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((SUZANNE CLAXTON/NRV APARTMENT COUNCIL: WE FEEL IT SHOULD CONTINUE TO COME OUT OF GENERAL FUNDS BECAUSE THE NEIGHBORHOOD ENHANCEMENT DOES ENHANCE THE APPEARANCE OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE ENTIRE TOWN. IT'S NOT JUST A BENEFIT FOR PEOPLE WHO OWN PEOPLE WHO OWN RENTAL INVESTMENT PROPERTY, IT'S A BENEFIT TO EVERYONE. 4:54))
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The fee is just one part of a new ordinance being considered.
The other would expand the rental inspection program to include the Bennett Hill- Progress Street neighborhood and push back the deadline when owners have to register.
The ordinance has been put on hold for further discussion.
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[Shanley]


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A priest at the center of the clergy sexual abuse scandal in Massachusetts is free tonight.
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71-year-old Reverend Paul Shanley left a Boston courthouse with relatives Wednesday and made his way to a waiting sport utility vehicle.
Shanley posted 300-thousand dollars cash bail.
Protestors waited for Shanley across the street from the courthouse, shouting various insults his way.
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Also tonight, a Catholic reform group is urging Boston's Cardinal Bernard Law to resign.
Voice of the Faithful is joining the growing chorus of dissent against the leader of the scandal-plagued archdiocese.
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The Roanoke Valley's Achievment Center has a new goal to work toward.
Find out what it is next on News 7.
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Plus meet one cop who just can't stand still when the holiday's roll around.
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[Commercial]

[Achievement-Center]


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A local school for children with learning disabilities is hoping to double its yearly enrollment.
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This afternoon, the Achievement Center broke ground on what will become its new home in Roanoke County. The school will be renovating and adding on to this church-- just off Peters Creek Road. Right now, 58 children attend the Achievement Center but with the added space the school hopes to eventually make room for twice as many students.
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((BARBARA WHITWELL/ACHIEVEMENT CENTER DIRECTOR; WE JUST HAVE OUTGROWN THAT SPACE HERE WE'RE GOING TO HOPEFULLY BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE 120 STUDENTS EVENTUALLY BUT WHEN WE START IT WILL BE BETWEEN 60 AND 70. ))
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The school is still raising funds. The project is expected to cost around two-million dollars and school officials say the goal is have the new facility ready in time for next school year.
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[Dancing-Cop]


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You've probably seen dancing elves, maybe even dancing Santas, but in Rhode Island the holiday season always brings out the dancing policeman.
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Retired Police officer Tony Lepore returns to the force every year at Christmas time.
You could say he two steps back onto the force to direct traffic.
Lepore was a city officer for 17 years before retiring.
He returns to the streets of downtown Providence to dance and direct traffic from Mid-December until Christmas Eve.. then he hangs up his dancing shoes and heads back into retirement.
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Lots of awards to talk about tonight and an unfortunate situation at Magna Vista high school. Plus, Steve Mason with the Express.
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But first Marshall University quarterback Byron Leftwich did NOT earn an invitation to Saturday night's ceremony in New York City. Leftwich battled through injuries this season and passed for more than 4000 yards and 26 touchdowns. But the Heisman voters put Dorsey, McGahee, Palmer, Banks and Johnson ahead of his in the five finalists spots.
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[S-Sack]


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Virginia's talented freshman class had a number of players this season, but perhaps none was more dominant
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than linebacker Daryl Blackstock. The Newport News native who was named a first team freshman all-American by the Sporting News - was earlier yesterday named the best freshman defensive player in the nation by "College Football News dot com" Besides that touchdown return, Blackstock recorded 10 quarterback sacks and a total of 103 tackles. Blackstock also was an honorable mention all-ACC selection.
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[S-ACC]


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Blackstock's Cavalier fans have purchased well over 10 thousand tickets for the upcoming bowl game. But a Continental Tire bowl official says West Virginia fans are on buying frenzy having bought about 4 times as many as the Cavs. Already more than 50 thousand tickets have been purchased for the December 28th game.
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Meanwhile, North Carolina State talked its way into the Gator Bowl in the eyes of many by promising to bring a bunch of fans to Jacksonville. Well, if that was the case the Pack is delivering. NC State already has sold more than 21,000 tickets for the game against Notre Dame, and the school plans to reorder additional tickets.
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[S-Magna]


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One of Friday Football Extra's top teams will likely have its championship season tarnished.
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Magna Vista, the division four, Region Four champs who finished the regular season 9-and-1, captured the Piedmont district title and lost last Saturday in state semi-finals, has informed the Virginia High School League that it used an ineligible player this season. The student-athlete in question violated the semester rule that says athletes cannot be enrolled more than 8 consecutive high school semesters. Magna Vista likely will have to forfeit all wins in which the player participated.
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[S-Player]


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Washington & Lee running back Chris Sullivan has been named the state's college division player of the year. He was a work-horse this year with an ODAC record 294 carries.
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The coach of the year honor goes to Bridgewater's Mike Clark, who led the Eagles to their second straight unbeaten regular season. The Eagles' season ended in the national quarterfinals last week with a 38-to-32 loss to Trinity University.
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[S-Saban]


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The oldest coach in college football has resigned from his post. Lou Saban stepped down as the head football coach at Division Three Chowan College after an 0-and-10 season. Saban is 81 years old. Over the last five decades, the octogenarian has coached in the NFL, the old AFL and several other major college programs. Chowan played against and lost to Ferrum earlier this year.
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[S-Express]


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You would think with a season that lasts six months - you would nto have to play games every other night in the month of December. But that has almost been the case for the Roanoke Express of later.
Steve Mason has more in Round House Wrap up.
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((:)) ((:))
((The mash unit prompted Florio to call off practice Wednesday morning. The players went through voluntary workouts with weights. ((:)) ((:))
Through 25 games this season the Express is outscoring opponents 36 to 29 in the opening period. ((:))
Roanoke is seventh out of 27 ECHL teams in both the power play and the penalty kill. The Express is scoring on 22 percent of it's man up opportunities and is successful in killing off penalties 83 percent of the time.)) ((:)) ((:))

[S-Irish]


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First year Notre Dame head coach Tyrone Willingham has been named the "Sportsman of the Year" by the Sporting News.
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However, the magazine that carries the most weight when it come to this honor has HEADED in a different direction. Four time Tour De France winner, and cancer survivor, Lance Armstrong gets the "Sportsman of the Year" honor from Sports Illustrated.
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech women's basketball team continues to play extremely well early in the season. Last night, Bonnie Henrickson's young team went on the road at the University of Maryland and beat the Terps 60-to-57 to improve to 5 and-1. Ieva (YEVA) Kublina (KOO-BLEENA) led the Hokies with 17 points.