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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

Reaction from colleagues after a judge from southside is seriously injured in a traffic accident. The Toys for Toys program pushes into high gear. Several area football teams score big on the gridiron.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Plus, Robin says look for a pleasant warm-up in temperatures. News 7 is next.



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[VO-NAT]

A Chatham Judge is seriously injured in a head-on collision.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Judge-Crash]


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Judge George Jones of Chatham is in guarded but stable condition at a Farmville hospital. He along with his wife and mother were injured on Route 60 in Cumberland County yesterday afternoon. We're told his wife is ok but his mother Doris is in critical condition at the UVA Medical Center. State Police say a driver crossed the center line and hit Jones' vehicle head on.
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[VO-NAT]

News of the accident quickly spread in Franklin and Pittsylvania County where Jones is a General District Judge for the 22nd judicial district. He's been on the bench for more than eight years, before that he was a Commonwealth's Attorney.
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount; ]

The judge's colleagues are praying for a speedy recovery.
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[SOT 1:59]
[IN Q=We were greatly shocked]

((CLIFF HAPGOOD/FRANKLIN CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: WE WERE GREATLY SHOCKED, I THINK EVERYBODY RESPECTS AND ADMIRES JUDGE JONES. HE'S A VERY FAIR AND EVEN HANDED JUDGE AND IT WAS JUST A TERRIBLE SHOCK TO HEAR. A LOT OF PEOPLE ROOTING FOR HIM? ABSOLUTELY. WE'RE ALL PRAYING FOR HIM. IT WAS JUST A TERRIBLE SITUATION JUST AWFUL TO BE HIT IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT.))
[SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood/Franklin Co. Commonwealth's Attorney]
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[OUT Q=in traffic accident]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Franklin County Sheriff Quint Overton had a chance to talk to Jones' wife Kay before he went into surgery last night.

She said all three were trapped in the vehicle for awhile after the crash. Troopers say the driver of the other vehicle will most likely face reckless driving charges.


[Afton-Pileup]


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All of the injured in a 40 car pileup on Afton Mountain have been released from the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co./Friday]


The multi car accident shut down westbound Interstate 64 for more than five hours yesterday.
State Police blame fog and driver inattention for the pileup.
Afton Mountain has been the site for accidents like this in the past, but Troopers say new initiatives are making a difference.
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[SOT 12:10:19]
[IN Q=I think V-Dot's technology]

((FIRST SGT. JOE RADER/VA STATE POLICE: I THINK V-DOT'S TECHNOLOGY HAS GOTTEN A LOT BETTER. WE'VE GOT MESSAGE BOARDS AND IT'S ALL ABOUT ALERTING DRIVERS BUT WE STILL NEED TO HAVE THE DRIVERS RESPOND TO THE MESSAGES AND THE CONDITIONS THAT THEY ARE CONFRONTED WITH, THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT PART.))
[SUPER=01-1st Sgt. Joe Rader/VA State Police]
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[OUT Q=most important part]
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[VO-NAT]


The investigation is continuing and troopers say charges could be filed because some drivers may have been speeding.


In all 20 people were injured, none with life threatening injuries.
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[CHIP]


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Hundreds got into the holiday spirit today by "chipping" in to help an area organization.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Child Health Investment Partnership or CHIP held its third annual "breakfast with Santa" at the Hotel Roanoke this morning.
Nearly three hundred kids got the chance to eat breakfast with Old St. Nick as well as have their pictures taken with him.
Proceeds from the event benefit medically underserved children up to six years old who live in the Roanoke Valley.
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[SOT 50:27]
[IN Q=CHIP coordinates]

((ROBIN HALDIMAN/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: CHIP COORDINATES HEALTHCARE BY PROVIDING A MEDICAL HOME FOR CHILDREN AS WELL AS HAVING RN'S WHO HELP TO MAKE SURE ARE UP TO DATE WITH THEIR IMMUNIZATIONS THEIR WELL BABY VISITS AND ARE REFERRED TO SPECIALISTS WHEN NEEDED.))
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[OUT Q=specialists when needed]
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[VO-NAT]


The organization also collected unwrapped toys and raised funds through a silent auction.
Today's event raised nearly ten thousand dollars.
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[Toys-Tots]


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The Marines are also on a mission to help needy kids this Christmas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Operation Toy Storm is underway at the Tanglewood Mall.
For 36 hours straight, soldiers are collecting new unwrapped toys for the "toys for tots" program.
They hope to collect ten-thousand toys for Operation Toy Storm.
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[SOT 1:58:51]
[IN Q=We just like]

((SGT. LAMONT CALLOWAY/U.S. MARINE: WE'VE HAD A PRETTY GOOD RESPONSE CONSIDERING THE WEATHER WASN'T ALL THAT GOOD BUT WE'VE GOT A LOT OF TOYS SO ROANOKE VALLEY CHILDREN SHOULD BE HAPPY THIS YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Lamont Calloway/U.S. Marine]
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[OUT Q=be happy this year]
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[VO-NAT]


Altogether, the Marines will collect nearly a hundred thousand toys in the Roanoke Valley for the toys for tots program.
You can drop off a new unwrapped toy until midnight tonight.
The drop-off site is located in the parking lot of the Tanglewood Mall on the Kroger side.
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[Martinsville]


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The "Toys for Tots" program in Martinsville has already made it to victory lane.
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[VO-NAT]
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The Martinsville Speedway held its ninth annual Souvenir Day/Toy Drive earlier today.
Nearly a dozen souvenir trailers set up shop and offered end-of-year sales on most of their merchandise.
Admission was free but shoppers were encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy.
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[IN Q=There is no admission charge]

((MIKE SMITH/MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY: THERE IS NO ADMISSION CHARGE. WE URGE PEOPLE TO BRING A TOY. MOST PEOPLE BRING MORE THAN ONE. YOU HAVE PEOPLE JUST BRING IN BAGS AND BAGS OF TOYS AND WE GET FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. WE HAVE PEOPLE SHIPPING THEM IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT.))
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[OUT Q=before the event]
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[VO-NAT]


Pace car rides with Speedway President Clay Campbell were also available for a donation.
In its eight years, the Speedway has collected nearly twelve thousand toys.
This year the Speedway took in more than a thousand.
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[Iraq]


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U-N weapons inspectors have had their busiest day since returning to Iraq last month.
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[VO-NAT 15:02:48]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; ]

They visited a dozen sites today, welcomed 15 new team members and gained access to rooms at an infectious disease center they were locked out of a day earlier. The Iraqis say no one was around with a key yesterday-- on the Muslim day of prayer. That was the first known snag they've run in to.
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[Penn]


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[VO-NAT 15:09:13]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]

Actor Sean Penn, who is on a three-day solidarity visit to Iraq, visited a water treatment facility today. In a statement issued by the Institute of Public Accuracy, Penn said that he was visiting Iraq in order to find his own voice on "matters of conscience." The Institute is a U.S. organization of policy analysts with offices in Washington and San Francisco.
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[Foley]


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Authorities say two men have confessed to killing an American diplomat in October.
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[VO-NAT 15:10:06]
[SUPER=@file; ]

Officials say al-Qaida gave the men weapons and money to mount a terror campaign in Jordan. The suspects are a Libyan and a Jordanian. Authorities say they targeted Laurence Foley because he did not have a heavy security detail. Foley worked for the U-S Agency for International Development.
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Still to come on the newscast, new jobs in southside this week, and Christmas Tree farmers say they've felt the pinch of cold weather...
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[VO-NAT]

and nobody was lonely waiting for top dollar tickets to see one of rock's divas. We'll have that story up next.
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[Cher-Tickets]


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Some lucky ticketholders are happy to say "I've got you babe."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Tickets for the upcoming Cher concert went on sale this morning at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Cher will perform the night of February 24th as part of her "Living Proof Farewell Tour."
The tickets prices are among the highest ever at the Civic Center ranging from 50 to 70 dollars.
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((JUDY HANKINS/CHER FAN: IT'S A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY, I THINK SHE'S PROBABLY THE HIGHEST PERFORMERS BUT HOPEFULLY SHE'LL BE WORTH IT.)) ((DAN LOFARO/CHER FAN: WE PAID 69, WASN'T BAD, GET TO SEE CHER, SHE'S FABULOUS.))
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[SUPER=01-Dan Lofaro/Cher Fan; :06]
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[OUT Q=she's fabulous]
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[VO-NAT]


A long line was on hand when tickets went on sale at ten this morning.
The Civic Center used a wrist band lottery system to determine the order of ticket buyers.
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[Business-Review]


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Mini Racers race out of stores, homeland security helps Martinsville gain new jobs and local Christmas tree farmers encourage people to "deck the halls."
News 7's Rachel Cannon has those stories and more in this week's Business Review.
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[SUPER=01-Gene Teague/Martinsville Mayor; :43]
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(( This week in Review...
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We recently told you about Zip Zaps ... the hot toy this holiday that has Radio Shack struggling to meet demand.
[TAPE#=02-50 TC10:29]

Two entrepreneurs may have the answer to the short supply. They set up kiosk in the New River Valley Mall with similar small remote control cars and say business is booming. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC42:41]

Axiom Technologies is making a new home in Martinsville. The company is looking for 250-new employees. They will set up their headquarters in the former Coca-Cola bottling plant. Average employee pay will be 14-dollars an hour. Axiom makes ceramic and electronic products for defense and homeland security.
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[SOT 43:21:29]
[IN Q=this is]

((GENE TEAGUE/MARTINSVILLE MAYOR; THIS IS ENTIRELY NEW TYPE OF BUSINESS FOR THIS AREA THAT PROVIDES DIVERSIFICATION FROM OUR TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIES AND PRODUCTS WE ARE CONVINCED OTHER COMPANIES THAT NEED QUALITY EMPLOYEES LOW COST OF LIVING AND A GREAT QUALITY OF LIFE WILL FOLLOW.))
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[INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
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The weather has made for prickly season for our area's Christmas tree farmers. Billy Cornette and his wife Betty operate this tree stand at Brookside Shopping center in Roanoke. They also open their Carroll County farm to those who want to cut their own trees. They say this year, business is slow.
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[IN Q= YOU KNOW]

((BETTY CORNETTE/CHRISTMAS TREE GROWER; YOU KNOW WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE NOT TO SHY AWAY FROM IT, WE HAVE TREES THAT AREN'T GOING TO DROP THEIR NEEDLES AND THEY'LL HOLD UP JUST FINE THROUGH CHRISTMAS AND THEY WERE GROWN BY LOCAL PEOPLE. ))
[OUT Q= BY LOCAL PEOPLE.]

For News 7, I'm Rachel Cannon and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS])) [Tease2]
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Still to come, highlights of today's high school football championships,
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and during the season of giving, you may want to treat yourself with the gift of relaxation. We'll have that and more when we return.
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[Oaks-Inn]


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The holidays can be a stressful time, and you may want to give yourself a chance to relax. In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young travels to Christiansburg to find peace, quiet and Victorian romance at the Oaks Victorian Inn.
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[IN Q=Nestled in a blanket of snow, the Oaks Victorian Inn looks like a postcard.]
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[OUT Q=Shannon Young, News 7, Christiansburg.]

((Nestled in a blanket of snow, the Oaks Victorian Inn looks like a postcard. In fact, it could be. Since Margaret and Tom Ray opened the bed and breakfast in 1989, the Queen Anne Victorian's graced the cover of three books and the pages of dozens of magazines. Just as romantic as it's appearance is the house's history which began in 1889 with Major William Luther Pierce, a one-time commandant of the Corp of Cadets at Virginia Tech.
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[IN Q=He built the house for Julia Baird...]

((MARGARET RAY/OAKS VICTORIAN INN: HE BUILT THE HOUSE FOR JULIA BAIRD, HIS BRIDE WHO CAME TO LIVE AT THE HOUSE. THEY HAD SEVEN BABIES HERE AT THE OAKS AND THE ROOM WHERE SHE HAD ALL THE BABIES, OF COURSE, IS NAMED AFTER JULIA PIERCE.))

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[OUT Q=of course, is named after Julia Pierce.]

And is secretly called "the Risk Room" by the Rays. There are seven guest rooms on three floors. Decor varies from masculine to frilly but all feature quality artwork, the best linens and private baths. Some come complete with jacuzzi tub and fireplace.
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[IN Q=I bring one of my books up here...]

((I BRING ONE OF MY BOOKS UP HERE, TURN ON THE FIREPLACE AND JUST SORT OF HAVE A LITTLE GETAWAY MYSELF. REPORTER: IT'S COZY. MARGARET: VERY COZY, YEAH IT IS.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=very cozy, yeah, it is.]

The Oaks takes on a festive air during the holidays. The Ray's credit travelers with helping lavishly decorate.
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[IN Q=This is the teddy-bear tree...]

((MARGARET RAY: THIS IS THE TEDDY-BEAR TREE. MOST OF THESE TEDDY-BEARS ARE GIFTS FROM GUESTS.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=are gifts from guests.]

Downstairs, in the parlor, unwind by the formal tree.
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[IN Q=It has 1000 ornaments...]

((MARGARET RAY: IT HAS ONE THOUSAND ORNAMENTS, THREE HUNDRED YARDS OF TULLE, AND TWELVE STRINGS OF LIGHTS.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=and twelve strings of lights.]

Or lounge in the library. And after a good night's sleep, be treated to a three course gourmet breakfast by candlelight... Whether you stay for one day or many, the Oaks Victorian Inn promises an experience worth writing home about. Shannon Young, News 7, Christiansburg.))
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[Take FS WDBJ Web Address 4472ESSC]
If you you would like more information or directions to the Oaks Victorian Inn in Christiansburg, Visit the Time Off section of our web site at W-D-B-J 7 dot com.
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We start our state championship tour in Lynchburg where Chris Jones became the first coach in Virginia history to win back to back state titles with 2 different schools. Today his Heritage Pioneers made short work of Lafayette.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Heritage vs. Lafayette; :00]


The Pioneers entered Williams Stadium looking for the school's first state title, after going three and seven last year.
Late in the first quarter, Heritage strikes first. Quarterback Craig Ford hits Pierre Penn on a slant and Penn goes 57 yards to the house. Heritage led it 6-nothing after a quarter.
Lafayette answered when Stanley Charity scores from a yard out. The Rams held a brief lead at 7-6.
Heritage had several chances late in the half, but turned the ball over three times as Lafayette took a one point lead to the locker room.
But the Pioneers turned the tide in the third quarter with a blocked punt. Julius Beasley picks up the pigskin and returns it ten yards for the TD and a 12-7 Heritage lead.
[SUPER=36-Heritage/34/Lafayette/7/;]


The Pioneers rolled from there. Ford and Penn hook up again, this time on a 65 yard pass play over the middle for six. Heritage completes a perfect 14 and 0 seasonss by ramming Lafayette 34 to 7.
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[IN Q="It's unbelievable..]
[SUPER=01-Chris Jones/Heritage Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-L.A. Watson/Heritage Offensive Lineman; :17]
[SUPER=01-Pierre Penn/2 TD Receptions; :31]
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[OUT Q=I love it."]
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Liberty vs. New Kent; :00]


Prior to that one, Liberty took on New Kent in Division 3.
Rookie coach Chris Watts had a few last minute words for his players before they took the field. Late in the first quarter, the Minutemen opened the scoring when fullback Chris Spinner broke free and carried three New Kent defenders into the endzone on a 47 yard TD run. It was 7-nothing Liberty.
In the second quarter, the Minutemen went to the big play again. Quarterback O-B Blake ran the option to the left and then cut back across the field. Blake bolted 56 yards for the touchdown and a 13-nothing lead.
New Kent regrouped though. Ryan Wilder found the opening on the left side and motored 40 yards for the score cutting Liberty's lead to 13-6 with 6-45 left in the first half.
The Minutemen scored once more before intermission. Blake did the honors from 8 yards out. Watts and company led 20 to 6 at halftime.
Blake then opened the second half by scoring his third touchdown of the game. This one went for 94 yards. O-B broke thru the line and found nothing but daylight on his way to the zone. It was 27 to 6 Liberty just 2 minutes into the third quarter.
[SUPER=36-Liberty/41/New Kent/6/;]

The Minutemen weren't done yet. Michael Pennix went off the left side for 72 more yards and 6 more points. Liberty rolled to the Group AA, Division 3 title, pounding New Kent 41 to 6.
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[IN Q="We knew..]
[SUPER=01-Chris Watts/Liberty Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Spinner/199 Rushing Yards, 1 TD vs. New Kent; :]
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[OUT Q=have a good time."]
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[S-Campbell]


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William Campbell completed the school's first 14 and OH season in school history today, downing Appalachia 70 to nothing. Stee Mason has a recap from James Madison.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg/Group A Divsion 1 State Championship; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cedric Peerman/317 Yards Rushing, 7 Touchdowns; :28]
[SUPER=01-Frank Clowdis/William Campbell Senior Linebacker; :43]
[SUPER=34-Appalachia/0/William Campbell/70; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Brad Bradley/William Campbell Head Coach; 1:35]
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[OUT Q=....News 7 sports"]
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((The Generals and their coaches joined hands with the community in raising the state championship trophy. The early Chrsitmas present represented a holiday spirit flowing all game long. ((:))
And as the Generals took the James Madison field hand in hand, it was clear that Cedric Peerman would answer the bell in the first half. The junior running back's four rushing touchdowns in the first two quarters led the Generals into intermission up 28-nothing. ((:))
William Campbell's overshadowed defense forced Appalachia into six turnovers, including four interceptions. The Bulldogs were held to 224 yards of total offense. ((:)) The Generals churned out 555 yards. Peerman scored three TD's in the second half and let other blue chippers like Vernon Vassell have the spot light. His touchdown sprint made it 56-0 with 11 minutes left in the game as Campbell rushed for 441 yards.
While the winners of four state title in the 90's in shock, the Generals celebrated by giving their coach a cold bath but nothing could chill the warm emotions. ((:)) ((:))
Coaches mom recognized the long wait was over and the Salem coaching staff that brought Bradley along congradulated him on William Campbell's 70 to nothing state championship win.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))

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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg/Buckingham vs. George Wythe; :00]

George Wythe was back in the state title game for the first time since 1983, so Coach Donny Pruitt broke out the shorts this afternoon to go with his team jacket from 19 years ago. But more than anything he had in his wardrobe - Pruitt had Robert Barcliff against Buckingham. He takes the handoff from Grant Throckmorton and sprints in for the 38 yard touchdown and it's 7-to-nothing. In the second quarter, Buckingham's Morgan Smith lets John Perkins score. He makes it in but the kick is no good. It's 7-to-6. George Wythe hit two field goals before halftime to make it 13-to-6 Maroons at intermission. Then in the third, Throckmorton goes to the air and finds Josh Yates on the scoring strike. George Wythe is now on top 20-to-6 in the third. Barcliff would pad the lead as he score his second TD of the game. He rushed for 276 yards and almost set the state single game record.
[SUPER=36-George Wythe/26/Buckingham/12;]

George Wythe captures the first state football title in school history with the 26-to-12 win.
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[IN Q=THIS IS A...]
[SUPER=01-Donnie Pruitt/George Wythe Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=...BUNCH OF KIDS ON EARTH."]
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[S-Stagg]


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The Stagg Bowl participants are now set. For the sixth time in seven years, the Purple Raiders from Mount Union will be in Salem next week for the big party.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alliance, OH/John Carroll vs. Mount Union; :00]


Mount Union's Dan Pugh ran for a career high 245 yards and five touchdowns as the Purple Raiders whipped John Carroll 57 to 19.
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/St. John's vs. Trinity(TX); :]


Next up for Mount Union will be the Tigers of Trinity, Texas. Trinity held off St. John's 41 to 34 this afternoon behind quarterback Roy Hampton. The Stagg Bowl is next Saturday at Salem Stadium.
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[S-Heisman]


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The votes are in and Southern California's Carson Palmer is the 2002 Heisman Trophy winner.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN; :00]


Palmer received 242 first place votes and won easily over second place Brad Banks who had 233. He led the Trojans to a 10 and 2 record and a spot in the Orange Bowl, throwing for over 36 hundred yards and 32 TD's this season. Palmer is the first player from USC and the Pac-10 to win the award since Marcus Allen in 1981.
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[OUT Q=come to that realization."]
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[S-Dazzle]


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We finish up on the court at the Civic Center where the Dazzle entertained the Fayetteville Patriots.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Patriots vs. Dazzle; :00]


The Dazzle hoped to improve on its four and seven mark and pull itself out of the league cellar.
Early on, Cory Alexander wastes no time in getting on the board. He gets to the rack for the lay-in and the Dazzle was on top by two.
Just a few minutes later, Terrence Shannon pulls up and finishes with the double clutch jumper off the window.
Fayetteville comes right back. Former UNC Tarheel Jason Capel buries the three ball.
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(------------) Richie Dalmau then scores another bucket for the Dazzle, but Fayetteville wins it tonight by a final of 92 to 78.