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Coming up on News 7-
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The GOP starts a new era. We'll hear from the new Senate Majority Leader, Plus, a man on foot ties up traffic on Route 220 through Roanoke. We'll show you how. And, Giles County gets the holiday off to a picture perfect start thanks to reflections from the past.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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[IN Q=I've been given responsibility...]

((SEN. BILL FRIST/SENATE MAJORITY LEADER: I'VE BEEN GIVEN RESPONSIBILITY BEFORE .... AS A PHYSICIAN, THE RESPONSIBILITY WAS TO HEAL.))
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[OUT Q=responsibility was to heal.]
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A heart surgeon takes over a delicate operation: helping the GOP move on after racially insensitive remarks made by former majority leader Trent Lott.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
Jean is off tonight.

[Frist]


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Now that he's been chosen as the Senate majority leader -- Bill Frist says he'll set out to heal the racial divisions caused by Trent Lott's remarks.
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[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN;]


Frist spoke to reporters in his home state of Tennessee after his G-O-P colleagues elected him as their new leader today. He said he hopes the controversy that forced Lott to step aside as Republican leader will be a ''catalyst for unity'' and for ''positive change.'' Lott lost the support of many of his colleagues after his favorable comments about the 1948 segregationist campaign of Strom Thurmond. Sometimes early next year Republican Senators may vote whether to confirm Charles Pickering as a federal appeals court judge. Pickering, like Lott, is a Mississipian, criticized for being racially insensitive. For Frist, and his party, that could be an early test.
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[IN Q=My colleagues have risen to the challenges...]

((SEN. BILL FRIST/(R) MAJORITY LEADER: MY COLLEAGUES HAVE RISEN TO THE CHALLENGES OF THE LAST TWO WEEKS. AND NOW WE WILL RISE TO THE CHALLENGES OF THE NEXT TWO YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Bill Frist/(R) Majority Leader]
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[OUT Q=challenges of the next two years.]
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Frist, who is a cardiologist, is the Senate's only physician.
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Today's vote was unanimous. Also agreed upon in the GOP camp is that today's election is a move toward the future.
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[IN Q=And we all feel...]

((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN/(R) VA: AND WE ALL FEEL, ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF US FEEL BILL FRIST IS THE MAN WHO CAN ARTICULATE AND ACCURATELY PORTRAY THE HEARTS AND MINDS AND ASPIRATIONS OF REPUBLICAN SENATORS.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. George Allen/(R) Virginia;]
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[OUT Q=aspirations of Republican senators.]
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Frist will take over at the Senate's helm when the body reconvenes next month.

[Roanoke-Chase]


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A police foot pursuit slowed traffic on Route 220 in Roanoke tonight.
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Dispatchers say they got a call about a man running in and out of traffic near the Elm Avenue Exit.
Officers responded around eight o-clock and took a California man into custody.
One officer hurt his knee and was taken to the hospital.
The suspect wasn't hurt but he was also taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for a mental evaluation.
No charges have been filed.
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[Pitts-Murder]


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Authorities in Pittsylvania County have a suspect in yesterday's fatal shooting.
They've issued an arrest warrant for a 23-year-old man, believed to be in the Danville area.
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[TAKE PINNACLE]
Samuel Jones, also known as "June Bug" is six feet tall, weighs 160 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.
Authorities found the car this afternoon; still no sign of Jones.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Jones is wanted for the murder of 30-year-old Jonathan Edward Neal of Hurt.
Neal was found shot to death near an old quarry.
The sheriff's department isn't saying what might have led to the shooting.

[Xmas-Snow]


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They're not dreaming of a white Christmas in the Mid-West,
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[SUPER=03-Fort Scott, KS]

they're getting it.
From the Panhandle of Texas through Missouri, the snow is falling.
Many places are expecting six to 12 inches.
The whiteness is good news for those who believe it makes the holidays a little bit better.
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[IN Q=WHAT A PLEASANT ]

((WHAT A PLEASANT CHRISTMAS GIFT IT IS, ISN'T IT, BEST RECOLLECTION I'VE GOT, IT'S BEEN ABOUT 14 YEARS SINCE WE'VE HAD A GOOD WHITE CHRISTMAS.)) [NO SUPER]
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[OUT Q=GOOD WHITE CHRISTMAS.]
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The winter storm will likely make holiday travel tough for many, though.
Several flights at the Tulsa International Airport were cancelled this afternoon.
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[Iraq]


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More U-S intelligence regarding suspected Iraqi weapon sites is being shared with U-N inspectors. One officials says the information ranges from hard intelligence to conversations. Meantime, Iraq shot down an unmanned U-S surveillance drone over the southern no-fly zone. Elizabeth Sanchez reports from Washington.
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[IN Q=Iraqi televisioon bragged as it showed off...]
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense; :18]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Sanchez/CBS News; 1:22]
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((IRAQI TELEVISION BRAGGED AS IT SHOWED OFF THE SCATTERED PIECES OF A U.S. PREDATOR DRONE. THE UNMANNED AIRCRAFT WAS ON A SURVEILLANCE MISSION OVER THE SOUTHERN NO-FLY ZONE ... WHEN AN IRAQI FIGHTER JET SHOT IT DOWN. THE PENTAGON SAYS SADDAM HUSSEIN'S FORCES JUST GOT LUCKY, AFTER HUNDREDS OF ATTEMPTS FAILED.
(SOT: DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE) (11:12:59)

"They've been making a strenuous, energetic effort to shoot U.S. aircraft for many, many months now, manned and unmanned." UNLIKE OTHER DRONES, THE AIR FORCE SECRETLY ARMED THE THREE-MILLION DOLLAR PREDATOR WITH STRINGER ANTI-AIRCRAFT MISSILES. ON FRIDAY, THE PREDATOR FIRED AT AN IRAQI JET BUT MISSED. ON MONDAY, AN IRAQI JET RETURNED -- THIS TIME HITTING ITS TARGET. BUT THE ONGOING CONFLICT IN THE AIR DID NOT HALT WEAPONS INSPECTIONS ON THE GROUND.
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U.N. ARMS INSPECTORS VISITED THREE SITES -- INCLUDING A BABY FORMULA FACTORY -- SUSPECTED OF PRODUCING BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS. THE INSPECTORS HAVE ALSO BEGUN PRIVATE INTERVIEWS WITH IRAQI NUCLEAR SCIENTISTS.
(NAT -- military exercises in KUWAIT)

AND U.S. MILITARY EXERCISES CONTINUED IN KUWAIT. ONE-HUNDRED THOUSAND AMERICAN TROOPS ARE EXPECTED TO BE STATIONED IN THE REGION BY NEXT MONTH. BUT A GROWING NUCLEAR CRISIS IN NORTH KOREA COULD COMPLICATE A POSSIBLE WAR WITH IRAQ. NORTH KOREA HAS BROKEN THE SEALS ON CONTAINERS OF SPENT URANIUM FUEL, AND IS NOW POISED TO REPROCESS IT INTO PLUTONIUM FOR NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
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WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS SAY THEY WILL CONTINUE TO HANDLE THE NORTH KOREAN SITUATION THROUGH DIPLOMACY ... BUT DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD WARNED ... THE U.S. IS PERFECTLY CAPABLE OF FIGHTING A WAR IN IRAQ AND IN NORTH KOREA AT THE SAME TIME. ELIZABETH SANCHEZ, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Iraq-Money]


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Friends of an Iraqi man living in Roanoke say his good deeds are being punished too harshly by the federal government.
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About 30 people showed up to defend Malik Al Maliki at his detention hearing in federal court.
All say he was helping them wire money to their needy families in Iraq.
The federal government has charged Al Maliki with conspiring to launder money and send it to Iraq.
His friends came offering money -- and even their houses -- to pay his bond.
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((KHALIL AL SHAIMRI/FRIEND: WE RUN AWAY FROM SADDAM HUSSEIN LOOKING FOR THE FREEDOM, LOOKING FOR THE FREE. AND WE NEVER FORGET OUR FAMILY, WE NEVER FORGET OUR KIDS. SO THIS WHAT HE DID ... HE JUST SENT OUR MONEY TO OUR FAMILY. THAT'S IT. ))
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((HUSSEIN AL SAADY/FRIEND: I WORK HARD, I PAY TAXES. I THINK I CAN PAY 100 - 200 DOLLARS A MONTH SO MY FAMILY CAN SURVIVE ON IT.))
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[SUPER=01-Hussein Al Saady/Friend; :11]
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[OUT Q=can survive on it.]
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The U-S Magistrate said Al Maliki will have to stay in jail for now.
He'll get another chance to ask for bond Thursday.
That's after two main defendants charged with the same crime have THEIR detention hearings in Seattle, Washington, tomorrow.
Eventually, Al Maliki will be sent to Seattle to stand trial.

[Giles-Courthouse]


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The Giles County Courthouse is enjoying a trip back in time. And, it's sharing the adventure with the public. Teresa Hamilton has more from Pearisburg.
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[SUPER=01-Howard Morris/Giles Co. Supervisor; 1:25]
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(( Under the evening sky, the Giles County courthouse resembles a holiday greeting card. A place where motorists and residents can reflect on what Pearisburg may have looked like in the nineteenth century.

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(( SCARLET RATCLIFFE/GILES CO. CIRCUIT COURT CLERK: I KEEP TELLING THE GIRLS I EXPECT THE SUGARPLUMS TO BE DANCING BEFORE LONG BECAUSE IT'S SUCH AN ENCHANTING PLACE OUT THERE NOW, THE COURTYARD, THE COURTHOUSE, THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE ALL TURNED OUT MUCH BETTER THAN WE ANTICIPATED. )) [runs13]
[out q= THAN WE ANTICIPATED.]

Circuit court clerk Scarlet Ratcliffe and her staff had a big hand in seeing the project through. But all agree the bulk of the credit goes to David Blankenship and three of his helpers.
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(( take natural sound)) [runs03]
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The county maintenance worker along with his daughter and two trustees from the New River Valley jail did almost all of the work.
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(( THE COURTHOUSE WAS BUILT IN 1836 AND THE GOAL WAS TO HAVE THE DECORATIONS REFLECT THAT PERIOD OF TIME. )) [runs06]
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((WE'VE TRIED TO MAKE IT AS TRADITIONAL AS WE CAN WITH THAT TIME PERIOD AND WE HOPE THAT WE HAVE AND WE HOPE TO MAKE IT WELCOME FOR ALL OF THE CITIZENS OF GILES COUNTY AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS TO COME AND VISIT AND SEE WHAT A LOVELY COURTHOUSE THAT WE HAVE.)) [runs15]
[out q= we have.]

Initial funding for the project was provided by the Giles County Board of Supervisors but much more money would be needed. That's when local businesses, organizations and individuals stepped in with money and other donations.
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[IN Q= GILES COUNTY]

((HOWARD MORRIS/GILES CO. SUPERVISOR: GILES COUNTY IS A WONDERFUL PLACE AND WHEN THE CHIPS ARE DOWN WE WORK TOGETHER, WE'RE VERY FORTUNATE, VERY FORTUNATE. )) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q= VERY FORTUNATE, VERY FORTUNATE.]

A holiday sentiment-- to go along with a picture perfect holiday scene. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Pearisburg. ))
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Unemployed workers in Southside are hoping for a late Christmas gift from Congress.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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Plus these little mice hold a big medical breakthrough in the form of reproduced human kidneys.
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[Unemployment]


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Unemployed workers are wishing for an extension this Christmas.
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Regular unemployment benefits are scheduled to run out just days after Christmas. A payment extension for people who have not found work can only be put in place by Congress. Officials at the Virginia Employment Commission in Martinsville say thousands in Southside are affected.
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[IN Q=with the]

((BARBARA REDD/VA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION; WITH THE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS BEING AS THEY ARE IT'S BEEN RELATIVELY DIFFICULT FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE TO COME UP WITH EMPLOYMENT SUITABLE EMPLOYMENT IN 26 WEEKS TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Barbara Redd/VA Employment Commission;]
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Redd says they are hopeful an extension will be put in place before the December 28th cut off. V-E-C offices around the state are still taking applications for the extensions in case Congress decides to implement them.
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[V-WIL]


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The nation's only all-female cadet corps is gearing up for battle over the governor's proposed budget cuts.
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Governor Mark Warner slashed funding for the Virginia Women's Institute of Leadership at Mary Baldwin College as part of his plan to balance the state's budget.
Mary Baldwin officials say without the state's help, V-WIL students face a 74-hundred dollar tuition hike next fall.
Supporters of the program say they will lobby state lawmakers to retain the funding.
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[OUT Q=GET A CHANCE.]
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V-WIL's all female cadet corps was started by the state in 1996 as a counterpart to V-M-I.
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[Pet-Traveling]


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Many folks don't want to be without a member of the family during the holidays, namely their pets.
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Veterinarians say it's important to keep your pet's routine as normal as possible when traveling.
Drugs like Dramamine help with motion sickness, but can have side effects so vets suggests pet- owners use them sparingly.
If traveling by plane or train they say it's important to find out what your pet will need and if your carrying crate is acceptable to the company.
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[Kidneys-Mice]


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Israeli scientists say they have successfully grown human kidneys in mice, in a breakthrough that might one day help save thousands of patients waiting for transplants.
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The researchers said in the journal Nature Medicine they transplanted stem cells from human and pig fetuses into mice.
The breakthrough in stem cell research enabled the scientists to "grow" human kidneys from minute parts of already existing tissue.
The kidneys grew into functional mouse-sized organs, filtering the blood and producing urine.
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[Airline-Security]


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Animals are also helping the Transportation Security Administration meet the December 31st deadline for screening all checked luggage at the nation's airports.
Officials say bomb-sniffing dogs and their handlers will play a big role in keeping airports safe.
Today they showed their stuff at Reagan National Airport in Arlington.
The T-S-A has more than doubled the number of K-9 teams since the terrorist attacks of September 2001.
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Still ahead on NEws 7, Leo has more on the wet Christmas forecast.
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((ANOTHER CHRISTMAS SEASON UNDER CURFEW IN THE WEST BANK. I'M KIMBERLY DOZIER IN NABLUS AND I'LL HAVE THAT COMING UP.))
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[Nablus-Christians]


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They live in one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, but practicing their faith is not easy for about 700 Christian Palestinians in Nablus.
The area is under Israeli army control and many Christians, because they are also Palestinians, are considered suspects by the military.
Kimberly Dozier reports.
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[SUPER=01-Kimberly Dozier/CBS News; :31]
[SUPER=01-Father Hosam Naoum/St. Philip's Episcopal Church; :59]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Nablus.]

(((hear singing from inside church, see parishioners entering gate) Late for church
(upsot Christmas song, church wideshot, Father Naoum)

But Father Hossam Naoum is simply glad they made it.
(army stopping people)

His congregation had to dodge an Israeli army curfew to get here.
(more roadblock)

Nablus is home to the tomb of Joseph, of the coat of many colors.
(kid with donkey)

And also, one of the oldest Christian communities on earth.
(people leaving service, being greeted by pastor)

But to Israel, these are simply Palestinians - all, a possible threat.
(On-cam Nablus church)

Many Palestinian Christians have fled the West Bank in the past two years driven out by curfews and crackdowns. But the 700-strong Christian community in Nablushas stayed put.
(Montage: older woman, young man, young woman)

We cant leave, we cant. This my house and this my land, where I will go?
(Dozier-Father Naoum two-shot)

Father Naoum says its hard to see his flock treated as suspects. He himself has been detained several times.
(SOT Father Hosam Naoum, St. Philips Episcopal Church)

Do I look like a terrorist for you? I don't, I'm sure I'm not, I'm a priest, I'm preaching love, I'm preaching peace.


(Dozier question) Does the Christian community here feel that it is being made to suffer for militancy carried out by I

slamic extremists?
(SOT Father Hosam Naoum, St. Philips Episcopal Church)

The matter is not a religion. Its a matter of land, a matter of freedom and state of Palestine.
(ending service choir singing Christmas song)

Father Naoum is using his faith to help people withstand that struggle.
(UPSOT over pix of Father Naoum blessing bread, finishing service)

Hope and patience is the only thing what we give to people. So far, thats helped keep his congregation alive keeping what he calls, Living Stones in the Holy Land.
(UPSOT hymn and fade)

KD, CBS News, Nablus))


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Texas Tech and Clemson go bowling, West Virginia and Virginia exchange football compliments, and the Express talks about its power play
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But first our extra point. Ray Allen led his Milwaukee Bucks on to the floor against the Orlando Magic in NBA action tonight. Allen was tough from three point range and finished with 35 points.
Grant Hill got his also, he would drive to the iron time and time again and scored 27 but Milwaukee wins 108-103.
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[S-Tangerine]


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The bowling season rolled on last night as Clemson took on Texas Tech in the Tangerine Bowl.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/ESPN; :00]


This game would get ugly as Texas Tech would dominate the Tommy Bowden's Tigers. Clemson does get on the board here, a two yard TD run by Chad Jasmin, but it was still 41-15 Texas Tech.
Red Raider quarterback Kliff Kingsbury was 32 of 43 for 372 yards and three touchdowns as he torched the
[SUPER=34-Clemson/15/Texas Tech/55;]

Clemson secondary. He becomes the third player in NCAA history to pass for five thousand yards in a season.
Texas Tech wins huge 55-15 in the Tangerine Bowl.
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[S-VT]


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The December 28th Continental Tire Bowl between Virginia and West Virginia kicks off at 11 AM at Erickson Stadium.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


The ACC and Big East powers have met only 22 times. But West Virginia Mountaineer head coach Rich Rodriquez knows the Virginia defense quite well, thanks to his experience as the offensive coordinator at Clemson.
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[SUPER=01-Rich Rodriquez/West Virginia Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=.....good careers"]
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That UVa defense will be put to the test against a running attack ranked second in the nation.
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[SUPER=01-Kwakou Robinson/UVa Defensive End; :07]
[SUPER=01-Shernard Newby/UVa Senior Safety; :18]
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[OUT Q=.......up for the challenge"]
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[S-Deion]


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Former Redskin Deion Sanders was put on waivers by Washington yesterday, clearing the first of several obstacles for him to play for the Oakland Raiders.
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Reports surfaced yesterday that Sanders, now a football analyst for CBS who retired after the 2000 season, has talked to the Raiders about playing for them. Oakland confirmed yesterday that the club had contacted the 35 year old seven time pro bowl corner who played 11 years in the NFL. Snyder is a fan of Al Davis. However any team with a worse record than Oakland will get a crack at Sanders before the Raiders could.
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The Roanoke Dazzle hooked up with the Mobile Revelers at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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Duke star guard J.J. Redick taking in the game with his Roanoke buddies, The coaches ranked Duke number one in the nation yesterday.
To the action. Roanoke's Cory Alexander can't find a way in, so he kicks it out to Jeff Owens who takes the rock in for the slam.
[SUPER=33-Mobile/65/Roanoke/91;]Mobile's Ernest Brown then answers from the top of the key with the three point bomb. B

ut the Dazzle was up by 8 in the first quarter.
The Dazzle's Terrence Shannon dishes to Jamal Robinson for the ally-oop jam and Roanoke wins 91-65.
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The 10th annual Lewis Gale-Dominos Pizza Jimmy V Foundation Roanoke College charity basketball tournament tips off December 30 and 31st at Roanoke College.
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Roanoke College head coach page Moir sends out a letter every year to college coaches as well as NBA players asking them to donate items for the auction and raffle at the tournament. The response is always incredible. The event has raised over 60 thousand dollars and the goal this year is 10 grad. It is always an encouragement when the heavy hitters give.
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The four team tournament includes Roanoke, Mount Union, Merryville and Transylvania.

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The 16-12 and 2 Roanoke Express is back in action the day after Christmas on the road against Richmond.
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The Express power play is ranked in the top ten in the ECHL and Perry Florio has several good reasons why it is a strong part of Roanoke's game.
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