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Coming up on News 7- More troops head to the Persian Gulf.
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[VO-NAT]

A North Carolina Senator inches closer to an official run for the White House. Plus, we've all heard of NASCAR's Sterling Marlin-- Tonight... meet Sterling and Marlin, Roanoke's first twins of 2003.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.




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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SOT 19:13:55]
[IN Q=I'm going to]

((I'M GOING TO TALK TO MY FRIENDS ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING AND WHAT MY THINKING IS AND TOMORROW I'LL MAKE A PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT.))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=a public announcement.]
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[VO-NAT]


Friends of North Carolina Senator John Edwards say he's already made up his mind and is ready to start working on a Presidential run.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
Jean is off tonight.

[Edwards]


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Senator John Edwards spent New Years day with family and friends at his Raleigh home, but it was anything but a day off.
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[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC]


High-powered friends who attended the party say the North Carolina Democrat is ready to start a run for the White House.
They say tomorrow he'll announce the formation of a campaign exploratory committee.
Friends say Edwards will stand up for regular people.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=John has a]

((BOB ETHRIDGE/NC STATE REPRESENTATIVE; JOHN HAS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY. HE'S DONE A GOOD JOBAS SENATOR AND EVERYWHERE HE GOES, NORTH CAROLINA GETS GOOD PRESS.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Ethridge/NC State Representative; ]
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[OUT Q=gets good press.]
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[VO-NAT]


Edwards appears to be trying to get a jump on several of his colleagues who are also expected to join the Democratic field in 2004.
Vermont Governor Howard Dean and Massachusetts Senator John Kerry are already running.
Missouri Representative Dick Gephardt is also leaning toward seeking the nomination.
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[Frist-Rescue]


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One of Edwards' Senate colleagues came to the rescue today.
Incoming Senate majority leader Bill Frist was on his way to the family's Florida vacation home when he and his sons came upon a car wreck.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Broward Co., FL]


An Isuzu Rodeo had rolled over.
All six people inside were ejected, including three children. A ten-year-old girl died at the scene and another passenger died at a hospital.
Frist, who's a heart surgeon, helped stabilize some of the victims.
When paramedics arrived, he led them to those most badly injured.
Authorities say his help was instrumental.
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[Health-Review]


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From the threat of the West Nile virus to the start of smallpox vaccinations for the military, 2002 had its share of national health scares and breakthroughs.
It also brought new medical advancements to our region. [2-SHOT]
Tonight, Joy Sutton takes a look back at some of the stories covered in her health segments.
Teresa, there were so many stories to chose from...
[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=None]
[SUPER=@joy1;]

but I decided to focus on stories that have made life easier and in some cases safer for folks in our area.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The worlds' first digital]
[SUPER=01-Jodi Cook/Songbird Hearing;15]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Tu Tran/Lewis-Gale Clinic;43]
[SUPER=01-CindiLou MacMackin;1:42]
[SUPER=01-Karen English/Registered Nurse;1:59]
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[OUT Q=can be life threatening]

(([tape 502-02, 1:01:36]
The world's first digital disposable hearing aid made its debut at the Walmart Vision and Hearing Center in Roanoke in the year 2002.
Making shopping for a hearing aid part of the retail experience.
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[SOT59:45]
[IN Q=It helps for the mild to moderate]

((IT HELPS FOR THE MILD TO MODERATE IMPAIRED. IT HELPS IN MANY DIFFERENT BACKGROUND SITUATIONS, MANY LISTENING ENVIRONMENTS...SO THINGS IT WILL HELP WITH MORE THAN OTHER)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=with more than other]


The Songbird hearing aid lasts for 70 days or the life of the battery and costs 79 dollars per ear. [tape 502-02, 42:00]
It was the sound of snoring that had some people last year trying a procedure known as snoreplasty.
A treatment that requires injecting medicine into the roof of the mouth, thereby causing the palate to become inflamed and develop scar tissue, so it's less likely to vibrate.
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[SOT54:45]
[IN Q=Everyone will have an improvement]

((EVERYONE WILL HAVE AN IMPROVEMENT IN SNORING SOME MORE SOME LESS. THOSE WHO TOTALLY IMPROVE THOSE ARE THE IDEAL CASES AND THOSE WHO DO NOT THEN WE REINJECT TO INDUCE MORE SCARRING)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=induce more scarring]


This is not a cure. There is no way to totally eliminate snoring. [502-10, 1:14:22]
But as we found out in 2002 there is way to get rid of yellow teeth that only takes an hours in the dentist's chair.


It's called zoom bleaching. The technique uses a light activated gel containing peroxide to get the teeth six to twelve shades lighter.
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[SOT38:03]
[IN Q=No damage to the teeth only]

((NO DAMAGE TO THE TEETH THE ONLY THING IS THERE WOULD BE TEMPORARY SENSITIVITY AND THAT JUST KIND OF VARIES FROM INDIVIDUAL TO INDIVIDUAL)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=to individual]


The procedure costs about 5-hundred dollars. [tape 502-11, 37:04]
And many found out this year that they don't have to put their health at risk to get a tan. Airbrush tanning offers the same look but without exposure to sun's harmful rays. This fake bake tan is the latest craze to hit the market.
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[SOT15:40:46]
[IN Q=I have allergies it doesn't affect me]

((I HAVE ALLERGIES IT DOESN'T AFFECT ME. I HAVE SKIN SENSITIVITY IT DOESN'T AFFECT ME. I CAN'T GET OUT IN THE SUN BECAUSE MY FAMILY HAS MELANOMA. SO WITH THIS I GET A LITTLE BIT OR COLOR AND IT JUST MAKES ME A FEEL BETTER)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=makes me feel better]

[tape 502-03, 35:51]
And finally this year, Lewis Gale Medical Center unveils a system to prevent medication errors by using a bar code system.
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[SOT19:41]
[IN Q=It makes sure we get the right]

((IT MAKES SURE WE GET THE RIGHT PATIENT, THE RIGHT MEDICATION, THE RIGHT ROUTE, THE RIGHT DOSE...AND IT'S REALLY JUST A TOOL FOR PATIENT SAFETY)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=tool for patient safety]


The Medical Center says giving someone the wrong medication can be life threatening.))
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[ANCHOR=Joy]


That's a look at some of this years health advancements. [2-SHOT]
Teresa,
And I'm sure there will be much more to come in the new year.
You'll find them right here on your hometown station on News 7 at five.


[Yearender]


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Central and Southwest Virginia were in the national spotlight several times this year, thanks to some big news stories.
Assignment editor Joe McKean takes a look back at the top ten, as chosen by the staff of News-7.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 2002; :44]
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/December 2002; :1:50]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./March 2002; :2:13]
[SUPER=03-Gretna/August 2002; :2:33]
[SUPER=03-Grundy/January 2002; :2:45]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 2002; :3:03]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./August 2002; 3:19]
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[OUT Q=McKean, News-7]


((The death of a Pittsylvania County lawman in the line of duty begins our list of the main events of the year.
Frank Betterton was shot and killed after a traffic stop
on Route 58 near Danville on a Friday afternoon in May.
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[SOT JORDAN 13:50, tape 02-21]
[IN Q=It makes me]

((TAMMY JORDAN/FAMILY FRIEND: IT MAKES ME VERY ANGRY. ALL HE WAS DOING WAS HIS JOB. I JUST DON'T KNOW WHY ANYTHING LIKE THAT HAD TO HAPPEN.))
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[OUT Q=had to happen.]


The man charged with his murder, Roy Inge, awaits trial in February.
Virginians in 2002 also saw a sexual harassment scandal topple one of the leading politicians in central Virginia, former Speaker of the House Vance Wilkins.
Wilkins resigned his leadership post following the disclosure of a payment to a young woman who said the Amherst lawmaker had groped her and made unwanted sexual advances.
An extramarital affair and the theft of thousands of dollars in public funds sent former Henry County administrator Sid Clower to prison.
He admitted taking 800-thousand dollars, using the money on trips, debts and women.
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[SOT CALDWELL 40:48 tape 02-06]
[IN Q=We are dealing]

((DON CALDWELL/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: WE ARE DEALING WITH A CHARLATAN THROUGH AND THROUGH. I DO NOT THINK THAT MR. CLOWER HAS ANY TYPE OF MORAL BASE.))
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[OUT Q=moral base.]


Clower was sentenced to 15 months in prison, three months of work release and ordered to pay back all the money he took.
The death of WDBJ-7 sportscaster Roy Stanley comes next on our list. The end of his thirty year career as a sports reporter and anchor with News-7 stunned his colleagues, friends, family and fans. Scholarships named in his honor went to three student athletes in December.
2002 was a difficult year for the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, and the man who built it.
The Memorial's trustees announced it was million of dollars in debt. A federal investigation led to fraud charges against its former president, Richard Burrow.
He stood trial in Lynchburg in December, a trial that ended in a hung jury.
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[SOT BURROW 1:28:51, 02-41]
[IN Q=I'm not guilty]

((RICHARD BURROW/FORMER D-DAY PRESIDENT: I'M NOT GUILTY. THEY CAME AFTER ME WITH THEIR BEST CASE. WEDNESDAY THEY HAD SEVEN ATTORNEYS IN THAT COURTROOM AND THEY CAME AFTER ME AND I'M NOT GUILTY.))
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[OUT Q=not guilty.]


The U.S. attorney has yet to decide whether he'll come after Burrow again.
A brush fire that spread to an abandoned tire dump in Roanoke County and smoldered for weeks comes next on our list.
It took three months and millions of dollars to clean up the site. A 15-year-old boy was found responsible for starting the fire, but his parents are challenging the decision.
The tire fire came in the midst of a continuing dry spell in Virginia, a drought that emptied public reservoirs and forced communities to restrict water use all through the spring and summer. Fall rains and December snow finally eased one of the worst droughts in state history.
At number four on our list, the murders at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy.
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[SOT GROSS 29:08, 02-01]
[IN Q=His comments]

((MICHAEL GROSS: HIS COMMENTS WERE I HAD TO DO IT. I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO. I HAD NOWHERE TO GO.))
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[OUT Q=nowhere to go.]


A former student, Peter Odighizuwa, was charged with the killings. So far, he's been found incompetent to stand trial.
Many Virginians will remember 2002 for the long lines at Division of Motor Vehicles offices. Closing some offices and reducing hours at others was one of the ways Governor Mark Warner dealt with a three billion dollar budget deficit. along with cutting 18-hundred state employees from the payroll.
Governors are always in the headlines. Few people if anyone would have expected a nine-year-old girl from Oak Level and her parents to be there, until Mary and Michael Short
were found shot to death in their home, and Jennifer Short disappeared.
Family and friends hoped she would be found alive, until one day in September.
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[SOT PAGE 35:37, tape 02-43]
[IN Q=The skeletal remains]

((SAM PAGE/ROCKINGHAM CO. SHERIFF: THE SKELETAL REMAINS RECOVERED IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2002 HAVE BEEN DETERMINED TO BE A MATCH WITH THE DNA PROFILE IN THE JENNIFER RENEE SHORT CASE.))
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[OUT Q=in the Jennifer Short case.]
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[SOT CASSELL 38:10, 02-43]
[IN Q=I would do anything]

((SHERIFF FRANK CASSELL/HENRY COUNTY: I WOULD DO ANYTHING TO SAVE A LITTLE GIRL'S LIFE. BUT SHE'S GONE NOW. SHE'S SAFE NOW.))
[OUT Q=she's safe now.]


Authorities focused much of their investigation on a handyman who had lived nearby, but was trying to build a new life in Canada. The Henry County sheriff says Gary Bowman remains a person of interest in the effort to solve the mystery of the Short family murders, the top story of the year in the view of News-7 staff members.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
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2003 could be a busy year for the U-S military.
More on the latest deployments when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus relatives and authorities search for answers in a series of deadly fireworks explosions
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[Sports-preview]


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[Fireworks-Explosion]


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Officials in Veracruz, Mexico are asking residents to provide dental records so they can identify the victims of yesterday's fire.
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[VO-NAT 14:01:00]
[SUPER=03-Veracruz/Mexico; ]

A chain of fireworks explosions blasted through a crowded market-- leaving at least 28- people dead and 41 others injured. Dozens more are unaccounted for. Police say four people are in custody tonight for possession of illegal fireworks. Officials say the explosions were caused by a spark that set off boxes of fireworks being sold illegally.
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[Terrorism]


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The troop build-up continues in preparation for war on Iraq. Thousands of soldiers are now headed to Kuwait. Stacy Case brings us the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Lee TaeShik/S. Korea Deputy Foreign Minister; 1:09]
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[OUT Q=Stacy Case CBS News. ]

((2003 LAUNCHES A FULL DEPLOYMENT OF A U-S COMBAT DIVISION TO THE PERSIAN GULF - THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE 1991 GULF WAR. 11 THOUSAND INFANTRY- COMPLETE WITH TANKS AND ATTACK HELICOPTERS -ARE HEADED TO KUWAIT TO JOIN THOUSANDS OF TROOPS ALREADY THERE. EVEN SO, PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS WAR WITH IRAQ IS NOT INEVITABLE:
SOT: (165427) My New Years Resolution is to work to deal with these situations in a way so that they're resolved peac

efully TRACK: CHIEF UN WEAPONS INSPECTOR HANS BLIX HAS REPORTEDLY BEEN INVITED TO RETURN TO BAGHDAD BEFORE HE MAKES HIS FINAL JUDGMENT ON SADDAM HUSSEIN'S SINCERITY. SOME IRAQIS ARE COMPLAINING U-N INSPECTORS ARE TOO INTRUSIVE. NEW YEARS DAY BROUGHT SEARCHES OF PERSONAL ITEMS SUCH AS PURSES AND BRIEFCASES:
SOT: they have stretched it a little bit too far

TRACK: CRITICIZED FOR TAKING A SOFTER STANCE TOWARD NORTH KOREA AND ITS NUCLEAR ARMS INTENTIONS, PRESIDENT BUSH CALLED IT A DIPLOMATIC - NOT A MILITARY SHOWDOWN. ON WEDNESDAY, SOUTH KOREA URGED A PEACEFUL SOLUTION TO THE CRISIS, PAYING A VISIT TO BEIJING: SUPER; Lee TaeShik/S. Korea Deputy Foreign Minister
SOT: Just to exchange our views with Chinese officials on how to find a constructive way out of this nuclear stalemate

. TRACK: BACK HOME, THE LIST OF FIVE MEN THE F-B-I FEAR SNUCK INTO THE COUNTRY THROUGH CANADA IS CHANGING - AND EXPANDING. THIS PAKISTANI JEWELER CLAIMS THE U-S HAS THE WRONG GUY-- EVEN MORE EVIDENCE OF A FAKE I-D AND SMUGGLING RING. OFFICIALS SAY 19 OR MORE FOREIGNERS MAY HAVE USED FAKE PASSPORTS TO ENTER THE U-S SINCE CHRISTMAS EVE. (BUT) AUTHORITIES SAY THEY HAVE NO SPECIFIC EVIDENCE THE MEN ARE INVOLVED IN A TERRORIST PLOT.
SC, CBS News.))

[DNA-Felons]


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Some call it a crime fighting tool, others an invasion of privacy.
Under the law that went into effect today, anyone arrested and charged with a crime such as murder, rape, assault or burglary must give police a D-N-A sample.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/November 2002]


The sample will be used to enter the person's D-N-A profile into the state's genetic database, where it will be compared with evidence gathered at crime scenes.
If the person is acquitted or the charge is dismissed in court, the person's genetic profile will be deleted from the database.
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[Williams-Anniversary]


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Fans and friends of Hank Williams Senior gathered in Montgomery Alabama today to mark the music-legend's death.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery, AL]


Fifty years ago today, Williams was traveling in his blue Cadillac to a holiday concert in Ohio.
But somewhere between Knoxville, Tenn. and Oak Hill, West Virginia, Williams suffered a massive heart attack and died in his sleep.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well, It's very]

((DON HELMS/STEEL GUITARIST; WELL, IS VERY SPECIAL, I WAS HERE 50 YEARS AGO TO THIS DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Don Helms/Steel Guitarist]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q= TO THIS DAY.]
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[VO-NAT]


This evening, fans gathered again for a candlelight vigil at the Hank Williams statue, just across the street from the Montgomery City Hall.
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Still ahead on News 7, meet the twin brothers who raced to be the Roanoke Valley's first babies of 2003.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a volcano turns a tourist destination into a deserted island.
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[Commercial]

[Stromboli]


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Volcanic explosions have forced many residents of a small Italian island to evacuate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stromboli, Italy]


Stromboli's volcano rumbled awake on Saturday.
Monday, a landslide caused a huge wave that crashed into boats and houses.
More than half of the island's population has now left together with nearly all tourists, raising fears of a gloomy season on Stromboli, where tourism is the main money earner.
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[Almanac]


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The first day of 2003 provided significant rain which may be a signal for the rest of the winter season. Our short term forecast is rather unsettled. Let's see what meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has for us in our January alamanc.
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[Music continues to 3:00]

[S-Extra]


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Highlights from five bowl games on tap tonight in sports, as well as NBA and Dazzle action and the Cowboys have a new coach, but first our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb will be practicing with the first team tomorrow, about six and a-half weeks after he broke his right ankle. McNabb was injured in the first quarter of the Eagles' 21-point win over Arizona November 17th. He remained in the game long enough to throw for four touchdowns.
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[S-Sugar]


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The Bowling season rolls on this new years day. Fourth ranked Georgia leads 16th ranked Florida State 23-7 in the fourth quarter of the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.

[S-Rose]


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The smallest Rose Bowl crowd in 59 years watched eighth-ranked Oklahoma shut down seventh-ranked Washington State 34-to-14.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pasadena, CA/ABC; :00]

Just over 86-thousand fans saw Nate Hybl pass for 240 yards and two touchdowns. Oklahoma broke open the game with two touchdowns in the final two minutes before halftime. Hybl hit Antwone Savage on a 12-yard
[SUPER=34-Washington State/14/Oklahoma/34;]T-D pass.

Then, moments later, Antonio Perkins returned a punt 51 yards to make the score 17-to-0 Sooners. Oklahoma finishes the season 12-and-2. Washington State is 10-and-2.
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[S-Cotton]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX/WFXR; :00]


In the Cotton Bowl LSU came running out in Dallas to battle Texas, but the Longhorns would corral the Tigers with an array of offensive talent. NFL bound QB Chris Simms led number nine Texas to a 35-20 victory against the Tigers. While Simms was tough, he got a lot of help from Roy Williams. He scored twice during a stretch in which the Longhorns tallied 28 straight points and erased a 17-7 deficit.
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[S-Outback]


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The Outback Bowl featured 12th ranked Florida and 22nd rated Michigan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa Bay, FL/ESPN;]


This game would match one of the best quarterbacks in college football in Rex Grossman out of Florida against a tough Michigan D.
[SUPER=34-Michigan/38/Florida/30;]But the Wolverines would outscored Grossman and his Gators 38-30. Chris Perry accoun

ted for 193 total yards and four touchdowns for Michigan. Rex Grossman threw for 323 yards and two scores, but the Gators dropped to 8-and-5.
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[S-Gator]


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Virginia, Wake Forest, Maryland and now N.C. State are ACC winners this bowl season. N.C. State spanked Notre Dame in the Gator Bowl.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/NBC;]

The 17th ranked Wolfpack beats the 11th ranked Fighting Irish 28-6. The win marks the end to the most productive seaso
n in Wolfpack history. State quarterback Philip Rivers threw for two touchdowns including this [SUPER=34-N.C. State/28/

Notre Dame/6;]strike that made it 28-6 in the second half. T-A McClendon ran for two other scores as well. The Pack finishes 11 and 3 Notre Dame closes out it's season 10 and 3.
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[S-Capital]


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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/Tigers vs. NIttany Lions; :00]

In the Capital One Bowl, 19th ranked Auburn toppped 10th rated Penn State 13-9.
Ronnie Brown scored from 17 yards out with two-19 remaining to give Auburn the win. Brown outplayed [SUPER=34-Penn St

ate/9/Auburn/13;]Heisman Trophy finalist Larry Johnson. Brown finished with 184 yards and two touchdowns to lead Auburn to its first bowl victory since 1998. Johnson was held to 72 yards on 20 carries after running for two-thousand-15 yards in the regular season.
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[S-Gannon]


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Rich Gannon edged Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre (fahrv) and Tennessee signal caller Steve McNair for the NFL's most valuable player award after leading the Raiders to an 11-and-5 mark and the A-F-C West title.
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Gannon spoke to the media at a news conference. He led the league with nearly 47-hundred passing yards, and set N-F-L records with 418 completions and ten 300-yard games. He completed nearly 68 percent of his passes.
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[OUT Q=......offense in football"]
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[S-Parcells]


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The Cowboys have suffered through three 5 and 11 seasons. Bill Parcells hopes to change that starting with his introduction as Dallas's sixth head coach at a news conference tomorrow.
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He agreed to the terms this morning. The 61 year old previously coached the New York Giants, New England Patriots and New York Jets, posting a .579 winning percentage and capturing two Super Bowls. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had two meetings with Parcells before Dave Campo was fired Monday. A sources says the deal is four years in length and worth 17.1 million bucks.
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[S-Dazzle]


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One thousand and 17 fans came out to the Roanoke Civic Center last night to support the Dazzle against the Columbus Riverdragons.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/River Dragons vs. Dazzle; :00]


The Dazzle came into this game looking the eighth win of the season.
In the first quarter, Jamal Robinson takes the pass from the wing, he drives to the iron and hits the fade for two of his 8 points.
The Riverdragons Nate Johnson dishes to Tang Hamilton, he scores underneath the basket, two of his game [SUPER=33-Colum

bus/76/Roanoke/69;]high 20.
Jeff Owens collects the missed three pointer and scores for the Dazzle, half of his output on the evening.
Johnson gets a hold of the loose ball and goes in for the slam, Columbus wins 76-69.
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Only three NHL games on New Years Day, lets got to the nation's capitol.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Comcast; :00]


The phoenix Coyotes in town to take on the Washington Caps.
The Captitals draw first blood when Sergie Gonchar rips rope on the power play goal at the 9:39 mark. Give the assist to Jaromir Jagr.
[SUPER=31-Phoenix/2/Washington/1;]The game was tied after regulation so we are going to overtime. The Coyotes Tony A

monte scores with the nice wrist shot and Phoenix escapes DC with the 2-1 OT win. (------------)