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Coming up on News 7-
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40 vehicles crash on I-64--a giant accident and a huge backup. We'll have the latest.
The 13 year old sniper victim talks to the media.
Plus she won 500 bucks in free groceries and is giving it all to the needy.
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[Talent=Jean]


Also, a blustery weekend ahead.
News 7 at Eleven.

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[SOT 12:05:51]
[IN Q=Regardless of whether it was]

((FIRST SGT. JOE RADER/STATE POLICE: REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT WAS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CRASH OR THE END OF THE CRASH, SPEED WILL BE A FACTOR.))
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[OUT Q=will be a factor]
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[VO-NAT]


State Police blame weather and driver inattention for a major pileup on Afton Mountain.
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[Afton-Crash]


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All lanes of westbound Interstate 64 are open at this hour.
It took State Troopers nearly five hours to clear a series of multiple car accidents between Charlottesville and Staunton.
Justin McLeod has more on the pile-up, the injuries, and the investigation.
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[SUPER=03-Augusta Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Doran/Motorist; :10]
[SUPER=01-1st Sgt. Joe Rader/State Police; :34]
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((((NAT SOUND OF THE PILEUP ))
What you see here is the result of a major pileup that began around one o'clock Friday afternoon.
[SOT 11:43:25]
[IN Q=We came up the hill]

((JAMIE DORAN/MOTORIST: WE CAME UP THE HILL AND SAW THE BRAKE LIGHTS AND THEN WE SLAM ON THE BREAKS BUT WE SLID LIKE FOREVER AND WE WENT TO THE SNOWBANKS SO WE WOULDN'T THE TRUCK IN FRONT OF US AND THAT TURNED US SIDEWAYS AND THEN WE HIT THE TRUCKS.)) [Runs13]
[OUT Q=hit the trucks]


And they were not alone.
In all forty vehicles crashed here on top of Afton Mountain.
20 people were injured, none however thought to be life-threatening.
[SOT 12:07:42 TAPE 2]
[IN Q=I saw some folks]

((1ST SGT. JOE RADER/STATE POLICE: I SAW SOME FOLKS WHO HAD SOME LACERATIONS AND I HEARD SOME FOLKS COMPLAINING OF BROKEN BONES BUT I DIDN'T SEE ANYONE UNCONSCIOUS.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=anyone unconscious]

((NAT SOUND OF VEHICLE BEING PULLED UP ONTO THE WRECKER))
It took troopers more than five hours to clean up the mess.
Some of the vehicles were crushed in front, back, and in between tractor trailers.
Stranded motorists could do nothing but make the best of it.
[SOT 11:44:03]
[IN Q=I just woke up]

((JAMIE DORAN/MOTORIST: I JUST WOKE UP, STUDYING, I HAVE AN EXAM ON MONDAY AND HE HAS AN EXAM ON TUESDAY.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=exam on Tuesday]


Troopers had the road re-opened by 6:30.
The focus now shifts to determine what caused the pileup.
Preliminary results show fog as well as speed played a role.
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[IN Q=It was very limited]

((IST SGT. JOE RADER/STATE POLICE: IT WAS VERY LIMITED VISIBILITY ON THE MOUNTAIN AND YOU HAVE TO ADJUST YOUR SPEEDS ACCORDINGLY TO THAT VISIBILITY. WE WON'T KNOW FOR SURE BUT CERTAINLY THAT WILL BE SOME FACTOR AT SOME POINT IN THE INVESTIGATION.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=in the investigation]


That investigation will take several days and could eventually lead to charges.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Augusta County.))

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State Troopers are also searching for a driver who killed a man on Interstate 81.
Officials say 68 year old Thomas Earl Thomas wandered away from a nursing home near Chilhowie.
Around 8:15 tonight, state police got reports that he was walking in the interstate in Smyth County.
By the time troopers got there Thomas had been struck and killed... the vehicle that hit him kept going.
Officers are looking for a large Ford pickup or SUV with a missing passenger side mirror or damage to the front passenger side.
It was last seen Northbound on I-81.
Call state police if you've seen it.

[Winter-Weather]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Light snow and sleet fell periodically throughout the area this morning and early afternoon. Accumulation was light, but slick roads did cause several accidents. State police say this green Jeep hit a patch of ice, ran off the road and rolled several times. The driver and passenger were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center


[Kissinger]


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Just yesterday Henry Kissinger met with the families of 9-11 victims and assured them he was on the job as head of a blue-ribbon panel to investigate the attacks.
Today he changed his mind.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/November 27]


Kissinger cited potential conflicts of interest.
He says he thinks he could have resolved specific questions, but dealing with them all would mean breaking up his consulting firm, and that would delay the panel's work.
Kissinger's departure comes two days after the commission's vice chairman, ex-Senator George Mitchell, quit, in part because of pressures to leave his law firm.
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[Pipe-Bomb]


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When someone blew up Kim Sydnor's mailbox In Roanoke County last month, the postal service put up a 100-thousand dollar reward. Apparently it worked.
According to a search warrant affidavit filed in federal court, several people came forward. One says he saw a test run of the blast on videotape. Another gave investigators the name of a man who allegedly bragged about blowing up the mailbox.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Month]

The explosion destroyed Sydnor's mailbox on Nell Drive. Kim Sydnor told NEWS 7 a short time later that he thought it was "more of a prank than anything." But the "cooperating witnesses" tell postal inspectors the suspect planted a home-made pipe bomb in the mailbox.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Investigators seized several items from the suspect's home in Salem this week, including the videotape and some muzzle-loader powder.

[Rescue-Mission]


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In the spirit of the holiday season, a Covington woman is using prize money to benefit a good cause.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Connie Gadd recently won a 5- hundred dollar gift certificate to Kroger during a giveaway from your Hometown Station.
Gadd says she won the prize just as she was trying to find a way to teach her grandchildren the meaning of Christmas.

To demonstrate the spirit of giving, she donated 4- hundred dollars worth of food to the Roanoke Rescue Mission.
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[SOT 21:56:07]
[IN Q=Somehow or another]

((CONNIE GADD/FOOD DONOR: SOMEHOW OR ANOTHER I FOUND A PERSON WHO HAD WORKED AT THE RESCUE MISSION BEFORE AND THEY TOLD ABOUT HOW MANY PEOPLE THEY FED AND BEDDED DOWN EVERY DAY. SINCE IT'S SO ACTIVE I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE THE BEST PLACE TO SPEND THAT MONEY BECAUSE WE'VE GOT SO MUCH I THINK IT'S TIME FOR US TO GIVE BACK, AND THAT'S WHY I DID IT. AND I WANTED IT TO BE A FAMILY PROJECT SO THE CHILDREN WOULD UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT.))
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[VO-NAT]

Workers at the Rescue Mission say the donation couldn't have come at a better time.
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[SOT 25:15:08]
[IN Q=We're serving close to]

((LEE CLARK/ROANOKE RESCUE MISSION: WE'RE SERVING CLOSE TO 700 MEALS EVERY DAY RIGHT NOW AND FOR SOMEBODY TO COME IN AND DONATE OVER 400 DOLLARS WORTH OF FOOD FOR THE MISSION IS JUST INCREDIBLE. THAT WILL GO A LONG WAYS IN HELPING TO FEED HUNGRY PEOPLE TONIGHT AND EVERY DAY THIS WEEK.))
[SUPER=01-Lee Clark/Roanoke Rescue Mission;]
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[OUT Q=every day this week]
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[VO-NAT]

Gadd says she plans to use the rest of the money to purchase food for the food bank in Covington.
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The teenager shot by a D-C area sniper is home for the holidays and looking forward to playing basketball.
His story of recovery when News 7 returns.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Cardinal-Law]


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Cardinal Bernard Law has resigned. The Pope today accepted his resignation.
What do victims think? Drew Levinson has reaction.
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[SUPER=01-Ann Web/Victim; :25]
[SUPER=01-Rodney Ford/Father of Victim; :38 QUICK!!!]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

((AFTER MONTHS OF INTENSE PRESSURE...CARDINAL BERNARD LAW STEPPED DOWN AS LEADER OF ROUGHLY 2 MILLION BOSTON AREA CATHOLICS. HE'S ACCUSED BY DOZENS OF VICTIMS OF DOING NOTHING TO STOP SEXUALLY ABUSIVE PRIESTS.
(NATZ OF VICTIM CRYING)

"THIS IS A START TO HEALING MYSELF AND AND ALL THESE PEOPLE OVER HERE." FOR MOST VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES...THIS WAS THE DAY THEY'RE PRAYERS WERE ANSWERED. ANN WEB/VICTIM: "WE WERE HIDDEN IN OUR SHAME FOR SO MANY YEARS, THEY COUNTED ON OUR SHAME FOR SO MANY YEARS TO KEEP US QUIET AND FINALLY PEOPLE ARE DISCOVERING THE SHAME ISN'T OURS, ITS THEIRS." RODNEY FORD/FATHER OF VICTIM : "CARDINAL LAW WOULD HAVE NEVER STEPPED DOWN IF HE DIDN'T GET CAUGHT, BUT HE GOT CAUGHT." LAW IS THE HIGHEST RANKING CHURCH LEADER TO LOSE HIS JOB AS A RESULT OF THE SEX ABUSE CRISIS. IN BOSTON ALONE, MORE THAN 400 ALLEGED VICTIMS ARE SUING THE ARCHDIOCESE. THAT BODY WILL NOW BE LED BY BISHOP RICHARD LENNON. HE WAS APPOINTED TO TEMPORARILY RUN THE DIOCESE. LAW WILL REMAIN A CARDINAL, BUT HIS FUTURE IS UNCERTAIN. HE COULD FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR HIS ROLE IN THE COVERUP. "HE IS A GOOD MAN, A FLAWED MAN IN SOME OF HIS JUDGEMENTS, AS HE HIMSELF WOULD RECOGNIZE."))

[Burrow]


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The federal fraud case against former D-Day president Richard Burrow will go to a jury sometime Monday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Burrow's accused of de-frauding the state and two banks of millions that he used to help build the D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
Prosecutors say Burrow misrepresented the foundation's financial health when he applied for the loans.
Burrow testified today that he fully expected donors to make good on millions in outstanding pledges.
Both sides rested their case late this afternoon.
Closing arguments are set for Monday morning.
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[Smallpox]


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Smallpox vaccinations in the U-S stopped 30 years ago, but President Bush says Americans must see "old threats in a new light."
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[VO-NAT 16:47:00]

Today, the president announced he'll be vaccinated against smallpox and ordered members of the military serving in high risk areas to get inoculated as well. He's also suggesting emergency medical workers get the vaccine since they serve as the first line of defense against an attack here at home.
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[SOT 16:47:18]
[IN Q=Amercians or anyone]

((AMERICANS OR ANYONE WHO WOULD THINK OF HARMING AMERICANS CAN BE CERTAIN THAT THIS NATION IS READY TO RESPOND QUICKLY AND EFFECTIVELY TO A SMALLPOX EMERGENCY.))
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[OUT Q=a smallpox emergency]
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U-S officials say some of America's enemies may have stocks of smallpox that could be used in a biological attack. The government's buying enough vaccine to protect the entire population, but the president says the risk of an attack isn't high enough for all Americans to be vaccinated.
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[Sniper-Victim]


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The teenager seriously wounded by sniper fire greeted cameras today- He says he feels great and can't wait to play basketball.
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[VO-NAT 08.5]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


13 year old Iran Brown was shot as he went to school in October.
He suffered massive injuries to his lung, pancreas, spleen and stomach.
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((IRAN BROWN/SNIPER VICTIM: ONE THING I'VE LEARNED FROM ALL OF THIS IS TO STAY STRONG, STAY HEALTHY AND NEVER GIVE UP.)) [BUTT TO 17] ((MOTHER: OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS OUR ENTIRE FAMILY HAS BEEN TURNED UPSIDE. WHAT HAPPENED TO MY SON IS A MOTHERS WORST FEAR.))
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(Eye-ran's) Irans doctor says he's recovering well.
Iran says he still can't do everything he used to. He knows he isn't strong enough yet , but he says he's looking forward to getting on with his life.
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With all the rain and snow we've had, it's easy to forget we've been in a drought.
Governor Warner wants the state to be better prepared for the next one.
Find out what's in store when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus these polar bears seem right at home, even though their new home is in North Carolina.
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[Commercial]

[Retirement]


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Do you have enough money to retire?
Many American workers don't.
A congressional study found more than half of paid workers between 25 and 64 don't have a retirement savings account.
A third of them work for employers who don't offer retirement benefits.

[Warner-water]


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It's been a tough year dealing with the drought in Virginia. Now the Governor is coming up with some changes to prepare for dry spells in the future.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Mark Warner wants the Department of Environmental Quality to work with local governments to implement long-range water supply planning.
The governor says the state and some localities are not doing enough to ensure that all areas have adequate water supplies.
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[OUT Q=JURISDICTIONAL BASIS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner has also asked the state drought coordinator to develop a long-term drought management plan.
The governor says despite adequate rainfall in the last few months, the state could still face drought conditions next summer.
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[S-Extra]


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High school basketball that includes, Glenvar, Salem, James River, Alleghany and Fleming. the Express quiets the Cyclones and Salem's Carey Harveycutter is honored. but first our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

Virginia men's basketball sophomore guard Jermaine Harper was suspended indefinitely from the team last month for a violation of team rules. He was reinstated today. Harper has not practiced with the team or played in games since the suspension. Harper will be available to play for the wahoos December 17th when UVa plays East Tennessee State at U-Hall
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[S-Express]


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The Express welcomed one of the hottest teams to the Roanoke Civic Center last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Cyclones vs. Express; :00]


The Cincinnati Cyclones came into the game having won five in a row.
But it was the visitors that found themselves in the eye of the storm as Roanoke would score five first period goals. Rick Kowalsky delivers the puck inside to Jason Jaffray for his 18th goal on the season, he is tied with four other players for the scoring lead in the ECHL.
[SUPER=34-Cincinnati/3/Roanoke/8;]


Then, Duncan Dalmao sends it to Sean Limpwright and he rips rope to make the count 2-nothing Express in the first two minutes of the game.
The Cyclones changed goalies but it mattered little. Tim O'Connell from the blue line. Roanoke wins 8-3.
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[S-Salem]


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In high school hoops Salem battled Christiansburg in a Blue Ridge contest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Blue Demons vs. Spartans; :00]


Salem head coach Grant Smythers going over some X's and O's in the second half.
He would have the lead most of the game against Tony Dunford and his Demons.
On this busted play, Zach Boyd finds a slashing Ryan Jarrells and he's gonna lay it in for two points.
Salem comes right back. A.J. Dowell gives to Austin Casey. Nothing for him so he kicks it out to Jason Vest who buries it. 50-45 Salem near the end of the third.
[SUPER=33-Christiansburg/68/Salem/67;]Casey then finds Vest again, this time on a nice cut to the iron.


But Christiansburg's Jason Diggs ripped rope to the tune of 36 points. The Blue Demons hit a game winning three with 4.2 second left to win it 68-67.
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[S-Glenvar]


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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Knights vs. Highlanders; 00]


Three Rivers power Glenvar was at home last night in an out of district match up against the Pioneer district James River Knights.
In the first quarter watch the Knights Chad Simmons makes the nice pass to Damerius Davis, he converts.
Then Glenvar's Brian Dunn gets the ball to Jeremy Zuch and he finishes underneath the iron.
[SUPER=33-James River/28/Glenvar/54;]The Highlanders big man can pass also. Aaron Pierce with the bounce pass to Zuch

for two.
James River comes back as Davis connects with Phillip Martin inside for the bucket. Glenvar comes out with the win 54-28.
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[S-Fleming]


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The early favorite for Blue Ridge District player of the year was in town last night as Alleghany tipped it off against Fleming.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Mountaineers vs. Colonels; :00]


That guy, Montell Watson, the wicked ball handling guard who is committed to Elon, would dazzle the crowd last night.
Watch the senior take the steal, go coast to coast for the lay in and his Mountaineers led by two after the nice play.
[SUPER=33-Alleghany/50/William Fleming/47;]Fleming answers back. Taurus Boyd he gets two underneath the iron in heavy t

raffic.
Watson then with more fancy work, he waits for the pass and finishes , Alleghany wins 50-47.
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[S-Rod]


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Virginia and West Virginia meet in December 28th in the Continental Tire Bowl. The game evenly matches teams that finished second in their respective conferences so distraction before the game is not what anyone needs. But reports surfaced yesterday that Mountaineers head coach Rich Rodriquez's name is being mentioned in connection with the Alabama job.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Morgantown; :00]


The second year West Virginia head coach led the Mountaineers to one of college football's greatest success stories this season. After going 3 and 8 last year, WVU is 9 and 3 this season.
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[S-Heisman]


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Virginia Tech has somewhat of an inside track on tonight's Heisman trophy presentation, considering the Hokies played against almost half the candidates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00]

Two of the five possible recipients play for Miami in running Back Willis MaGahee and quarterback Ken Dorsey. While McGahee's stats are more impressive, Tech associate head coach Billy Hits thinks Dorsey should get it.
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[S-Cutter]


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Yesterday, the Sports Journal handed out its second annual Sports personality of the year award.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The ceremony took place at Hidden Valley Country Club yesterday and Salem Civic Center president Carey Harveycutter takes home the award. Harveycutter has been the driving force behind bringing such prestigious events like the Stagg Bowl, the NCAA Division III men's basketball final four, and NCAA baseball to the city of Salem.
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[S-Wrestling]


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The Titan Toughman wrestling tournament welcomed 250 grapplers and 15 teams to Hidden Valley high school today. Travis Wells has a report.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Titan Toughman Tournament; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Layman/Tournament Director; :19]
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[SUPER=01-Brad Argabright/Top Ranked Wrestler in Va.; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Ron Long/William Byrd Head Coach; 1:23]
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((The biggest pre-season wrestling event in the area has a new name and a new venue. The Titan Toughman was formerly known as the Salem Ironman Tournament. But not much has changed despite the different setting.
Dennis:
The field sports 7 Blue Ridge District teams, including the third place team in the state a year ago in Lord Botetourt, plus the fifth place finisher in Northside.
Dennis:
Travis: Perhaps the wrestler most excited to be here this weekend is William Byrd's Brad Argabright. The top ranked AA wrestler in Virginia won the state title two years ago, but last season broke his wrist and wrestled in just one tournament.
Brad: Ron:
Wrestlers are competing in 14 weight classes this weekend. The competition continues Saturday morning at 10 am. In Roanoke County, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

[Polar-Bears]


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When you think of the south, You don't usually think of Polar Bears...
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[VO-NAT server five 23 plus pad]
[SUPER=03-Asheboro, NC]

but two polar bears are now making a home at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro.
The two full grown males were rescued from a Mexican circus by animal rights activists.
North Carolina Zoo officials say the two are still recovering from diet deficiencies and other health problems.
Now the bears are enjoying the chilly waters of the zoo.
They are on public display beginning today. (------------)