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Coming up on News 7-
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Eight dogs are left without food or water for days in Floyd. We'll have the story.
The bells are ringing- but the money isn't coming in as well as past years. Plus an award winning play. Students did not just write it, they're performing too.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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They were living without food or water for days. But some mistreated dogs are on the road to recovery.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[Floyd-Dogs]


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Eight abused dogs in Floyd are on their way to finding a new home.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens has more.
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(([NATS OF DOGS BEING TAKEN INTO CARS] They're happy and they're healthy. But, a week ago these blue-tick hounds were anything but.
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[RUNS :13] ((GARLAND NESTER/FLOYD CO. ANIMAL SHELTER: IT WAS PRETTY BAD. THE ANIMALS DIDN'T HAVE NO WATER, THEY DIDN'T HAVE NO FEED YOU COULD TELL SOME OF THEM HAD WATER IN THEIR DRUMS, ICE, SLEEPING ON ICE BASICALLY. NO HAY OR NOTHING FOR THEM TO LAY ON. 47:32)) Eight of the dogs were alive, while another had been dead, apparently for several days. The dogs were immediately taken from their owner and placed in the shelter. Since then, all of the dogs have been released and taken to animal care agencies, where they will receive further care and put up for adoption. Something that almost didn't happen.
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[RUNS :24] ((I DIDN'T HAVE A LOT OF ROOM 50:22 WE HAD PEOPLE WHO WERE SUPPOSED TO COME GET THE DOGS..THEY DID NOT MAKE IT ON TIME, SO WE WERE SITTING HERE WITH DOGS, WAITING FOR ROOM AND WE HAD TO DO SOMETHING 531 SO I GOT ON THE PHONE CALLED SOME PEOPLE AND COME AND GOT THE DOGS. REPORTER: THESE PEOPLE HERE? YES, SO IF IT WASN'T. THEY COULD'VE BEEN...THEY COULD HAVE BEEN EUTHANIZED. 50:44)) Now the pound hounds will find new life in a new home. Perhaps showing that dogs, too can have nine lives. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Floyd.))
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The dogs' owner, 66-year-old Kermit Martin of Willis, pled guilty to nine-charges of animal cruelty yesterday in District Court.
He was fined 450-dollars.

[Pulley]


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There are more questions than answers tonight in a missing person's case from Pittsylvania County.
This morning, authorities announced remains found in Caswell County North Carolina are that of Patty Jo Pulley.
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The 37 year old disappeared in May of 1999 when she left her home to go shopping in Danville.
There were no signs of her until this week when a passerby found her remains in a Caswell County creek bank.
The Caswell County Sheriff says there were signs of foul play but would not elaborate.
Pulley's friends remember her as an energetic outgoing person.
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((RANDY 'GLASSCOCK/FAMILY FRIEND: SHE TAUGHT MY DAUGHTER PIANO PROBABLY TEN YEARS AGO. SHE WAS A NICE LADY, VERY NICE, WARM, FRIENDLY.)) ((RICHARD GARDNER/CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR: OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY. WE EXTEND TO THEM OUR SYMPATHIES, OUR CONDOLENCES AND CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THEM, IT IS GOING TO BE A TOUGH TIME FOR THEM AND THE CHURCH HERE AS WELL.))
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Patty Jo and her husband were members of "River of Life Church" in Ringgold for more than a decade.
Her husband Rick has since moved to the Lebanon area.
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[Carvins-Cove]


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It still has a long way to go, but the water level at Carvins Cove has climbed more than 16 feet since October.
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The city's main reservoir now stands at 17- point-six feet below the spillway.
That 's well below the December average of seven- point- nine feet, but with more rain in the forecast the water level should continue to rise.
City officials have been considering the possibility of relaxing mandatory water restrictions, but for now, they're not saying when that might happen.
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[Iraq-Money]


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A Roanoke man charged with conspiring to launder money and send it to Iraq will be back in court next week.
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Still wearing his blue Berglund Automotive work clothes, (Ma-Leek All-MOL-icky) Malik Almaliki was today arraigned in U.S. District Court. The Iraqi-born U.S. citizen was arrested at the dealership where he's a detailer yesterday. The government says Almaliki wired more than 130-thousand dollars to a company in Seattle, Washington for transmittal to Iraq.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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His attorney, David Nixon, says (All-MOL-icky) Almaliki was simply sending money home to family and that he denies the charges. A detention hearing is scheduled for Monday.

[Iraq]


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In the weapons hunt, President Bush says Iraq's arms declaration is "disappointing" for those who want peace.
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[VO-NAT 16:43:22]

During a meeting in the Oval Office today Bush said Iraq has NOT given the United Nations a complete account of its weapons of mass destruction. Meanwhile, the chief weapons inspector is asking the U-S to help prove Iraq is in violation of U-N policies.
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((HANS BLIX/CHIEF WEAPONS INSPECTOR: IF THE UK AND THE US ARE CONVINCED AND THEY SAY THEY HAVE EVIDENCE, WELL THEN ONE WOULD EXPECT THAT THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO TELL US WHERE IS THIS STUFF.))
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Next month weapons inspectors will give the U-N a report which will detail how well Iraq is cooperating. In the meantime, President Bush has given the O-K to send another 50- thousand troops to the Persian Gulf in early January. And today, British Prime Minister Tony Blair told his troops to prepare for possible deployment.
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[Nablus-Explosion ]


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Israeli police found a building they say was used as a laboratory filled with explosives.
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The Israeli Army says the bomb factory was located in a refugee camp.
The Army released footage showing women's handbags, baby talcum powder containers, metal balls and electronic components.
After finding the stash, the Israeli Army blew up the building.
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((NAT SOUND BLAST))
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After the blast Palestinians living in the refugee camp walked through the rubble looking for objects that remained intact.
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[Veterans-Home]


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The federal government is shelling out more than a half-million dollars to improve an area veterans home.
The Virginia Veterans Care Center in Roanoke will use the 585-thousand dollar grant to expand its Alzheimer's unit.
240 veterans live at the facility, the only state home for vets in the Commonwealth.

[Pulaski-Play]


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Pulaski County high school is holding its head high. Students there recently captured the Virginia High school league championship... not for their skill on the gridiron or even basketball court. Teresa Hamilton reports-- these high schoolers won the respect of judges on an entirely different stage.
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(( Here at Pulaski County high school-- this is the farewell performance of "Lady of the Lake and Other British Tales".
But it's unlikely anyone in this crowd-- will forget this work of art or the story behind it.
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The play was written by Preston Martin-- who garnered help along the way from his fellow cast mates. It was a piece written in a hurry-- a play no one thought would go on to capture a state title.
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(( PRESTON MARTIN/AUTHOR & CAST MEMBER: WE WERE NOT EXPECTING OUR NAME TO BE CALLED AND WE DIDN'T EVEN GET THROUGH THE WHOLE TITLE...THEY SAID, FIRST PLACE THE LADY AND THERE WAS JUST SCREAMS AND I DON'T EVEN THINK ANYONE ELSE IN THE THEATER COULD MOVE THERE FOR A SECOND.)) [runs12]
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[butt butt butt 16:01:04] ((ELYSE BRANDAU: I RELIVE IT EVERY TIME I THINK ABOUT IT, EVERY TIME, JUST HEARING OUR NAME IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE. ))
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The play not only won the double A Virginia High School League State Theater Championship-- but also picked up honors on the district and regional level as well. Not bad for a play written quickly-- after the students found out they could NOT use their first choice because of a possible copyright violation.
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[in q= At every]

((AT EVERY SINGLE LEVEL, THE AUDIENCE AND THE JUDGES WERE SCREAMING AND YELLING AT THE END OF THE SHOW IT WAS FANTASTIC, IT WAS GREAT GRATITUDE TO KNOW THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTOOD ABSURDIST THEATER AND GOT A GREAT DEAL OUT OF IT. )) [runs15]
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A play not only understood but also respected-- having brought home Pulaski County's first state high school league championship in eight years. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS7, Pulaski County. ))
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Trent Lott's out, now the question is who's in?
Find out who's in the lead to be the next Senate Majority Leader when News 7 returns.
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Plus they're ringing the bells just as hard this year, but the kettles just aren't filling up.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Lott]


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Trent Lott is bowing out as Senate Republican Leader- two weeks after igniting a political firestorm with racially charged remarks.
Tennessee's Bill Frist is the likely replacement.
With more on Lott's announcement and reaction Aleen Sirgany reports from Washington.
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((FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, A SENATE LEADER HAS STEPPED DOWN AMID CONTROVERSY. BOWING TO MOUNTING CRITICISM FROM HIS COLLEAGUES FOR ENDORSING STROM THURMOND S 1948 SEGREGATIONIST PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDACY, SENATOR TRENT LOTT RESIGNED AS SENATE MAJORITY LEADER, SAYING - QUOTE, "In the interest of pursuing the best possible agenda for the future of our country. George Allen/(R)VIRGINIA He's made the right decision for our country, for the us senate and for the republican party. PRESIDENT BUSH NEVER ASKED LOTT TO RESIGN BUT DIDN'T OFFER HIM A LIFELINE EITHER. THE WHITE HOUSE VOWS TO WORK WITH WHOMEVER REPLACES LOTT. ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN With the republican senate, whether headed by lott or whoever the senators decide, the prospects for improving the lives of many in our country will now be enhanced. SO FAR, THE ONLY DECLARED CANDIDATE FOR THE JOB, SENATOR BILL FRIST, THE DOCTOR FROM TENNESSEE AND WHITE HOUSE ALLY, IS GETTING HUGE ENDORSEMENTS FROM LAWMAKERS. SEN. BILL FRIST/(R) TENNESSEE "I'll continue to be talking to my colleagues on the phone nonstop pretty much, as we work this out, come to some sort of resolution." EVEN LOTT'S CLOSEST ALLIES SAY FRIST WILL BRING NEW PERSPECTIVE TO THE JOB. SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL/(R) KENTUCKY "He's a good listener, I think that's important in a majority leader because you've got a lot of people talking." THE MAN AT THE CENTER OF THE CONTROVERSY REMAINS IN SECLUSION AT HIS HOUSE IN MISSISSIPPI. BUT HIS WIFE GAVE REPORTERS A WRITTEN STATEMENT FROM HER HUSBAND ASKING THE MEDIA TO QUOTE "PLEASE GO HOME." LOTT WILL REMAIN IN THE SENATE. LAWMAKERS, INCLUDING LOTT HIMSELF, WILL NAME HIS REPLACEMENT IN A VOTE NOW SET FOR JANUARY THE SIXTH. AS, CBSNEWS,WASH.))

[State-budget]


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Governor Mark Warner offered his solution today for closing the state's one-point-two billion dollar shortfall.
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Warner is proposing the elimination of 12 state agencies and pink slips for about 87 state employees.
The governor's budget also calls for a five-percent cut for state police and local sheriffs.
But Warner says no officers will be laid off.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I WANTED TO BE ASSURED THAT THIS WOULD NOT MEAN ANY DIMUNITION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT ON THE STREET.)) ((HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER MORGAN GRIFFITH: DOES IT TASTE GOOD, NO. IS IT UNPALATABLE, THAT'S DIFFICULT TO SAY. WE HAVE TO MAKE CUTS SOMEWHERE. I HAVE TO LOOK AT IT AS DOES EVERY MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND WE'LL HAVE TO DECIDE WHAT WE CAN DO.))
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Warner's budget would also increase direct aid to elementary and secondary education.
Some of that money would come from increased lottery profits.
Warner is also giving V-DOT an additional 189-million resulting from strong car sales and an increase fuel tax revenue.
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[Salvation-Army]


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Those ringing Salvation Army kettle drives are a part of the holiday season, but this year not as much money is coming in.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Salvation Army's collection bells will ring through Tuesday. Captain Erik Nickell says kettle drives at 31-locations in Roanoke and Salem area are down about 20-percent. He hopes people are generous during this last push. Nickell says they're estimating 130-thousand dollars of donations this year, past ones have been around 150-thousand.

He believes the lower numbers can be attributed to a late Thanksgiving and tough economic times.
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[LYNCAG-Houses]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ssm]
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Two old Lynchburg homes are getting a new life and giving new life to homeless families at the same time.
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The Lynchburg Community Action Group today dedicated these houses on Rivermont Avenue as its Transitional Family Living Center.
The center will provide long-term emergency housing for families that find themselves homeless for a variety of reasons.
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((SHERELL SMITH/HOMELESS SERVICES DIRECTOR: BUT NOW WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO WORK WITH THE FAMILIES AND ADDRESS CHILDREN'S ISSUES, PARENTING ISSUES, THINGS THAT ON A LONGER TERM MAY HAVE PLAYED INTO THE HOMELESSNESS. AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN HOMELESS REPETITIVELY.))
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A 420-thousand dollar HUD grant helped buy the properties and pay for the renovations while private donations paid for the furnishings.
Families can stay up to 18 months while they get back on their feet.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It's been a wild weather week from coast to coast.
Still ahead on News 7, digging out in North Dakota...
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and cleaning up in California and Mississippi.
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[MS-Cleanup]


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One day after a tornado tore through town, people in Newton, Mississippi are cleaning up.
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Christmas Shopping is on hold for these folks.
Their main concern is cleaning up.
40 businesses were damaged. Nearly a dozen more were destroyed.
The twister uprooted trees- knocking them into several dozen homes.
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((ROBERT MUNN/RESIDENT: I GUESS EVERYBODY WAS DOING THEIR THING AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN LIVES JUST GOT CHANGED.))
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[OUT Q=JUST GOT CHANGED.]
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Although the cleanup has cut into last minute shopping time, the folks here are not complaining.
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((ROBERT LATHAM/RESIDENT; WE'RE JUST SO FORTUNATE AND SO BLESSED. IT COULD BE WORSE, BECAUSE ALL THIS CAN BE REPLACED.))
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Now people in this small town say they are coming together to lend a hand to their neighbors and give thanks.
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[West-Cleanup]


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[SUPER=03-Southern California;]


In California, it is gale force winds and torrential rains causing trouble.
El Nino is wreaking havoc on the West Coast sending waves crashing into communities on the West Coast.
Forecasters issued flash flood and high surf warnings.
Mudslides spilled onto streets, blocking traffic.
Car crashes also killed several people as drivers tried to get around flooded roads.
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[ND-Snow]


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IT is snow causing troubles in North Dakota.
They're used to white stuff there, but cars still ended up off the roads and in the ditches.
The blowing and drifting may have been the worst part. Eight inches of snow fell, but it was piled up to 16 feet in some parts of the state.
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[S-Extra]


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VMI hoops highlights for ya, plus highs chool action and more Stagg Bowl preps, but first our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum/September 21st; :00]


Ferrum's Darren Venable has been named a third team all-American by Football Gazette. The Covington native, who is a sophomore, blocked a punt, an extra point, had 99 tackles and was the Dixie Conference's player of the year. He also was a first team all-region selection.
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[S-VMI]


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We start up in Lexington where 4 and 3 VMI welcomed Division III 9 and 1 Mary Washington to Cameron Hall last night.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington/Eagles vs. Keydets; :00]


Richard Little fires the rock to Jason Conley and he puts the Keydets on top with the trey from the top of the key.

The Eagles Evan Fowler dishes to John Hurd, he shoots it from the wing and rips rope to tie the game. He had 10.
[SUPER=33-Mary Washington/60/VMI/56;]Conley again with the second of his three treys in the contest. Conley had 24 poin

ts and became the 28th player in VMI history to go over a thousand points in his career and he does it in just 36 games.
Hurd answers with another three and VMI loses 60-56. It is the first loss for the Keydets to a Division III school since falling to Roanoke College back in 1987.
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[S-Hoops]


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Let's head to the high school hard wood where Cave Spring played host to Lord Botetourt.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Cavaliers vs. Knights; :00]


The stars came out last night as former Cave Spring standout and now Duke Freshman J.J. Redick was on Christmas break with UVa punter Tom Hagan and others.
The Cavs had an ugly first half so Daniel Merchant would try to improve his team's position with this nice drive and hoop off the glass.
The Knights come right back with some nice outside shooting. Andrew Davison rips rope from three point land and Cave Spring was up by over 20 in the third.
[SUPER=33-Lord Botetourt/43/Cave Spring/70;]Merchant again takes matters into his own hands with another hard drive to

the iron. His effort pays off as he converts.
Brad Bowers steps just inside the three point land and buries it, the Knights win 70 to 43.
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[S-Boys]


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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista/Highlanders vs. Fighting Blues; :00]


Up in Buena Vista, the legendary Parry McCluer head coach Nelson Fox, would battle another good guy, Rick Crotts and his Glenvar team.
Parry McCluer's J.K. Thompson attempts the trey, he misses but Shane Ferguson is there for the rebound and put back.
[SUPER=33-Glenvar/46/Parry McCluer/56;]Glenvar's Bryan McMann with the long pass to Brian Dunn, Dunn is gonna tickle th

e twine from behind the three point arc.
The Fighting Blues fight back. Thompson comes off a nice pick set by R.J. Whitmore and hits the lay up.
The Highlanders Jeremy Zuch with the rebound and put back, but Parry McCluer goes on to victory 56-46
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[S-Todd]


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Rutgers hosts Virginia tomorrow night at eight at Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, New Jersey.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Piscattaway, NJ; :00]


The game marks a sort of homecoming for Middletown, New Jersey native and former two year player at Rutgers Todd Billet. He transferred to UVa and in seven games this season is the Wahoos leading scorer averaging 13.4 points a game. The fans will be riding him pretty hard for transferring in what should be a hostile environment at the RAC.
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[S-Bowl]


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The Division III football national championship Stagg Bowl between Mount Union and Trinity kicks off today at noon at Salem Stadium.
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Mount Union running back Dan Pugh has 37 touchdowns this season and if the Gagliardi winner notches three more today he will break the all division college record of 39 touchdowns set in 1988 by then Oklahoma State tailback Barry Sanders.
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Mount Union has won five of the last six Stagg Bowls and has won 41 straight, but that hardly means the Purple Raiders feel they are in for a walk in the park against Trinity.
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Yesterday the two teams visited patients at the V-A and Community hospital. They also sat down for a meal together at the Luncheon of Champions sponsored by WDBJ-7.

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VMI's Cal McCombs found another pre-Christmas present under his tree yesterday in the form of more postseason honors.
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He was named the state's coach of the year by the Touchdown Club of Richmond. Earlier this year he also was named the Southern Conference's top coach. McCombs led VMI to a 6-and-6 record this year - the school's most wins since 1981.
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VMI punter Brent Barth was named a third team all-American yesterday.

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Your Hometown Station is packed full of sports this weekend. The Dolphins take on the Vikings at 1:30 today in a rare NFL Saturday game.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12998] Then - at five, Kentucky and Indiana battle on the hard wood.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12999] And Sunday it's an NFL doubleheader - the Redskins meet the Houston Texans at one followed by the Broncos and Raiders at four.
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Virginia Tech and Virginia are rivals but can't argue about the talent each has. Four Tech players were named to the Virginia Sports Information Director's 2002 Division I all state team. Defensive end Nathantial Adibi and safety Willie Pile were named to the defensive team. Offensive lineman Jake Grove
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and Tech running back Lee Suggs made the grade on the offensive all state team. Suggs rushed for 1, 255 yards in 13 games this season.
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UVa head coach Al Groh was named the sports information directors coach of the year and quarterback Matt Schaub was named as the SID's state player of the year. Schaub is one of nine Cavaliers selected to the SID all state team.
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UVa receiver Billy McMullen and linebacker Angelo Crowell are repeat selections.

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The Atlanta Braves continue to clean house in their pitching staff.
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Yesterday afternoon the Braves traded right hander Kevin Millwood to the Phillies for catcher Johnny Estrada. The Braves have now lost Millwood and Tom Glavine - replacing them with Mike Hampton, Russ Ortiz and Paul Byrd. And Cliff Floyd is now headed to the New York Mets.
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The Roanoke Express beat the Trenton Titans tonight on the road. In better news for the Express, Radio broadcaster Kevin Reiter has been selected as one of three broadcasters to call the action in the ECHL all star game on January 21st at the Florida Everblades arena.