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Coming up on News 7-
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More than two years and four million dollars after their church burned down, their prayers for a new sanctuary are answered. Plus, a local high school football player practices his tackling skills on a robber. We'll hear his story. And, a couple of Virginia turtles play snowbird and fly south for the winter.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


A day of celebration as a local church rises up from the ashes.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Teresa Hamilton is off tonight.

[Lexington-Church]


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One area congregation is counting its blessings.
This morning, members of Lexington Presbyterian Church returned to the sanctuary a fire destroyed more than two years ago.
Justin McLeod has more on the fire, the finished product, and the faith that kept the church going.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Olivia Patton/Church Member; :15]
[SUPER=01-Francile Elrod/Church Member; :29 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=@justin1; :49]
[SUPER=01-Randy Harrison/Former Pastor; 1:27]
[SUPER=01-Mike Strickler/Church Member; 1:40]
[RUNS=2:06]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Lexington]

((((NAT SOUND OF CONGREGATION SINGING AT 1:15:34; COVER WITH OUTSIDE LOBBY SHOT AT 1:28:10))
It's a day that's more than two years in the making. (NAT SOUND OF SINGING)
Now Lexington Presbyterian has a permanent place to call home again.
[SOT 50:10]
[IN Q=We're so excited]

((OLIVIA PATTON/CHURCH MEMBER: WE'RE SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS. AND IT'S JUST SEEMS, I REMEMBER THE DAY OF THE FIRE AND IT SEEM THIS DAY WOULD NEVER COME.))
[Runs= 09]
[OUT Q=never come]


Here's the reason why.
In July of 2000 a fire destroyed the sanctuary and the steeple.
[SOT 53:13]
[IN Q=I'm just amazed]

((FRANCILE ELROD/CHURCH MEMBER: I'M JUST AMAZED THAT THEY'VE GOT IT, IT LOOKS IDENTICAL TO THE WAY IT HAD BEFORE.))
[Runs =04]
[OUT Q=it had before]


Just take a look at the pews.
They look exactly like the ones that local craftsman added in 1899.
Outside the church, workers restored the steeple to look the way it did before the fire.
This whole restoration project cost nearly four million dollars.
[SOT 45:27]
[IN Q=Since the fire]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: SINCE THE FIRE, WORSHIP SERVICES HAVE TAKEN PLACE HERE IN THE AUDITORIUM. IN MANY WAYS, CHURCH MEMBERS SAY IT HAS BROUGHT THE CONGREGATION CLOSER TO TOGETHER AND THE CHURCH EVEN GREW DURING THAT TIME. THAT IS WHY IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO BEGIN THE SERVICE HERE IN THIS ROOM.))
[Runs= 16]
[OUT Q=in this room]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF BAGPIPES AT 1:00:01))
From there, a procession took place through the streets of downtown Lexington.
The congregation then gathered in front of the church.
The minister knocked on the door and the usher welcomed the congregation in. ((NAT SOUND OF USHER TALKING AT 1:01:40 "MAY YOUR FAITH IN GOD BE AS STRONG AS THESE OLD WALLS. PLEASE JOIN US."))
Many who did saw the restored sanctuary for the first time.
[SOT 49:08]
[IN Q=I wanted to]

((RANDY HARRISON/FORMER MINISTER: I WANTED TO GET THE IMPACT WITH CONGREGATION MARCHING IN AND HAVING THE FIRST SERVICE THERE.))
[Runs= 06]
[OUT Q=service there]


Those services will see even more improvements in the future.
The arrival for the church's organ is still five years away.
[SOT 48:05]
[IN Q=We've got a organ]

((MIKE STRICKLER/CHURCH MEMBER: WE'VE GOT AN ORGAN THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO PUT IT IN THAT WAS BEING BUILT FOR A CHURCH IN SAN FRANCISCO THAT ISN'T QUITE READY FOR THEIRS AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE THAT IN A MONTH OR TWO.))
[Runs= 10]
[OUT Q=month or two]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF HYMN BUT SHOTS OF PEOPLE WALKING OUT AT 51:08))
For now, Lexington Presbyterian is back on its feet.
It is a church whose history is well cemented in the past (SHOT OF FIRE), present, (SHOT OF SERVICE) and the future. (SHOT OF SIGN AT 49:46)
Justin McLeod, News 7, Lexington.))




[81-Accidents]


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A snow storm this morning took many of us by surprise.
It dumped several inches in some parts and caused hazardous road conditions throughout the area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


This car flipped on its side just after ten this morning on the northbound side of Interstate 81 near Natural Bridge.
A driver and a passenger suffered minor injuries.
State Police believe the weather contributed to the accident.
Several hours and several inches later, a multi car accident took place southbound on 81 near Natural Bridge around 12:30.
One vehicle crashed into a tractor trailer, several others ended up in a ditch.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Farther south just over the line in Botetourt County, two vehicles ended up in the woods, another hit the guardrail just after one this afternoon.
The drivers and passengers suffered just minor injuries.
The right lane was closed for awhile causing a slowdown on the interstate.
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[Water-Restrictions]


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[WRITER=rle]
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Roanoke's major water source has hit another milestone, although this time it's a positive sign.
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[VO-NAT - :25+]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove;]

Carvins Cove is currently sitting at 9-point-6 feet below the spillway. That's about three feet shy of the 6 feet the cove normally sees during the month of January. Tomorrow morning, the City of Roanoke will hold a press conference to discuss water conservation.
It's not known whether the city will relax or suspend water restrictions, or continue to ask citizens to keep the spigots closed. Partial mandatory water restrictions were imposed last February.
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[Short-Case]


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A case that has attracted national attention still remains unsolved.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./August]


It's been nearly five months since Michael and Mary Short were found murdered in their Oak Level home.
Their daughter Jennifer was abducted and later found dead in Rockingham County North Carolina.
The Henry County sheriff says investigators took a break from the case for the holidays but at least two or three deputies are now back on the case.
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[SOT 14:35:10]
[IN Q=I don't look]

((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: I DON'T LOOK FOR IT TO BE SOLVED IN NEXT WEEK, PROBABLY NOT THE NEXT MONTH BUT CERTAINLY...WE'VE NARROWED A LOT OF THINGS DOWN FROM WHERE WE STARTED AND A FEEL PRETTY CONFIDENT WHERE WE'RE AT RIGHT NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=at right now]
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[VO-NAT]


Cassell says North Carolina carpenter Gary Bowman is still a "person of interest."
Cassell would like to see Bowman take a lie detector test administered by his department.
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[Bush]


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When the 108th congress convenes on Tuesday, there will be new leaders...but familiar issues. The economy and the threat of war will top the President's agenda. Aleen Sirgany has a preview of the battles ahead.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=President Bush returned to Washington Sunday...]
[SUPER=03-Andrews AFB; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/D-NC, 2004 Presidential Candidate; :22]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Howard Dean/D-VT; :56]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/R-AZ; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News; 1:20]
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[OUT Q=STD]

((LOCATOR: ANDREWS AIRFORCE BASE, WASHINGTON D-C
PRESIDENT BUSH RETURNED TO WASHINGTON SUNDAY...FACING A WEEK OF NEW DEBATE ABOUT MANY OF THE SAME OLD ISSUES. VOWING TO SET AMERICA'S WEAK ECONOMY ON A STRONGER TRACK, THE PRESIDENT IS SET TO UNVEIL HIS ECONOMIC STIMULUS PLAN ON TUESDAY. ALREADY, DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS ARE SHARPENING THEIR CRITICISM, PREVIEWING THE FIGHT AHEAD IN CONGRESS.

SOT - SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/(D) NC, 2004 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE - (THIS

WEEK) "I think he's trying to pull a fast one. He's trying to use the Bush recession to put money in the pockets of the richest Americans, over a long period of time, while providing very little help to regular people."

SOT - SEN. DON NICKLES/(R) OK (MEET THE PRESS) "A lot of people want

to play class warfare. I think what the president's interested in doing, what I'm interested in doing is growing the economy."

(nats...warplanes file)

THE WAR ON TERROR POSES JUST AS STRONG OF A DEBATE. WITH INSPECTORS PROBING DEEPER INTO BAGHDAD...AND U-S TROOPS ON STANDBY IN THE GULF FOR A POSSIBLE ATTACK -- SOME ARGUE, A NUCLEAR-ARMED NORTH KOREA PUTS AMERICA IN THE MOST JEOPARDY.

SOT - GOV. HOWARD DEAN/(D) VT (FACE THE NATION) "It actually represents

a greater danger to the United States than Iraq does because there's no evidence, at this point, that Iraq possessess nuclear weapons or is about to develop them."
TOP REPUBLICANS MAINTAIN THE THREAT FROM IRAQ IS ALL TOO REAL -- POINTING TO KEY INTELLIGENCE...NOT YET RELEASED FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.

SOT - SEN. JOHN MCCAIN/(R) AZ "We're facing a dire threat to the United

States national security and that of our allies. I think we ought to understand the paramaters of this crisis."
EVEN WITH REPUBLICANS CONTROLLING THE ENTIRE CONGRESS, THE PRESIDENT IS EXPECTED TO HAVE HIS WORK CUT OUT FOR HIM. IN ADDITION TO THE CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING WAR AND THE ECONOMY, THERE IS ALSO EXPECTED TO BE DEBATE ON ISSUES LIKE WELFARE AND HEALTHCARE. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))
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Still to come, a Roanoke athlete makes his biggest tackle yet, running down a robber.
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[VO-NAT]

and it's the last frame for one Christiansburg landmark. We'll have that story when we return.
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[Sports-preview]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=in sports."]

((Hey, folks. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, we'll salute these comeback kings. The Express plays royalty today at the Roundhouse, while the ACC roundball season heats up on Tobacco Road. Plus, this Hurricane faces a tough road ahead. All that and more on the way in sports.))

[Conner]


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Last night around 7 o'clock the Western Sizzlin' on 460 was robbed. But as Jennifer Wishon reports the robber didn't get far, thanks to a courageous young man.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Aaron Conner and his]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Aaron Conner/Tackled Robber; :08]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; :51 ]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7]

((16 year old Aaron Conner and his parents had just walked in to this Western Sizzlin' Saturday night when they witnessed something frightening.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:59:09]
[IN Q=We were waiting]

((AARON CONNER/TACKLED ROBBER: WE WERE WAITING TO BE SEATED AND A GUY CAME IN WITH A BLUE HOOD ON AND HE PULLED IT DOWN LIKE IT WAS A MASK AND THE GUY BEHIND HIM WAS LIKE 'HE'S ROBBING THE STORE' AND THE GIRL AT THE REGISTER DIDN'T THINK HE WAS BEING SERIOUS AND HE WAS AND SHE GAVE HIM ALL THE MONEY.))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=all the money]

On the football field Aaron is a running back for the William Byrd Terriers-- Saturday he used his experience on the gridiron to do something about the robbery.
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[SOT 10:59:36]
[IN Q=I just took off]

((I JUST TOOK OFF RUNNING AFTER HIM AND TACKLED HIM AND PULLED HIM ON THE GROUND AND GRABBED BOTH OF HIS ARMS SO HE COULDN'T GRAB IN HIS POCKETS OR ANYTHING.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=pockets or anything]

Although he didn't know if the robber had a weapon, Aaron says he didn't hesitate going after him.
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[SOT 11:00:45]
[IN Q=I just thought]

((I JUST THOUGHT HE WOULD TURN AROUND AND HURT THE GIRL THAT WAS WALKING AFTER HIM AND I FIGURED I COULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=something about it]

And the reward for his efforts... Dinner was on the house. Jennifer Wishon, News 7.))

[Triangle-Lanes]


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The game will soon be over at a Christiansburg landmark.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


Triangle Lanes on Route 460 in Christiansburg closed tonight after nearly forty years in business.
Sixteen of the lanes are bound for another bowling alley, while others will be used as souvenirs.
Since the news of the closing spread, many longtime fans stopped by to play one last game and write their fond memories on a wall.
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[SOT 45:57]
[IN Q=This is our time]

((JULIE BRANSCOMB/BOWLER: THIS IS OUR TIME AWAY FROM HOME, A PLACE TO GO AND HAVE FUN, KICK BACK, HAS SOME LAUGHS. WE KNOW THE PEOPLE WHO WORK HERE, THEY'RE BUS DRIVER FOR THE KIDS. WE WON'T KNOW WHERE TO GO. WE WILL BE LOST.))
[SUPER=01-Julie Branscomb/Bowler; ]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=we will be lost]
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[VO-NAT]


The owner plans to bowl one last game tomorrow morning.
The building that houses the bowling alley will be replaced by a drug store.
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[Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=FdBack]
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A story about an unusual sentence for a drunk driving fatality is the topic in our viewer mail.
Assignment editor Joe McKean has this week's Feedback.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Animation Open]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/December 31, 2002; :06]
[SUPER=01-Donna Muse/Victim's Daughter;]
[RUNS=1:04]
[OUT Q=Animation Close]

((As part of his sentence for drunk driving and involuntary manslaughter, Aaron Mathis has to visit the grave of the man he killed.
As before, on this past New Year's Eve, relatives of the victim were there too. ((DONNA MUSE/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER: IT'S HARD ON THE FAMILY, ESPECIALLY THE GRAND KIDS, TO COME AND SEE HIM. HE DON'T HAVE ANY REMORSE FOR WHAT HE DONE. )) [RUNS:09]
That comment about remorse brought a letter from a viewer in Roanoke (Patricia Edwards).
"His punishment was dealt out by the law, and he is having to deal in his heart and mind, and his conscience what he has done. He is the one that has to live with it. I don't appreciate or agree with the remarks the family member made about him not showing remorse. I think the fact he has stopped drinking says enough...He is there when they're there, and he's doing his part. Let peace and forgiveness do the rest."
Your thoughts about our news coverage and issues in the news are always welcome at News-7.
Send them along by mail...fax...or email.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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Still to come on the newscast, some loggerhead turtles FLY South for the winter, after being rescued off the coast of Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]

and, learning to play a musical instrument can be difficult for anybody, but one Roanoke high school student faces an added challenge.
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[Commercial]

[Car-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Four cars were destroyed in a strange fire in Roanoke tonight.
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[VO-NAT :19+]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Police say this white car caught on fire on Fourth Street downtown shortly after 8 o'clock tonight. The driver then turned into a gated parking lot, and got out of the car. The car then rolled into two tow-trucks, igniting both. Eventually the fire spread to a van parked nearby. The fire is being investigated.
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[Jenkins-Profile]


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Some musicians choose to learn music by ear. But, for one Roanoke high school student, there's little choice.
Justin McLeod has more in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Betsy Jenkins/Daniel's Mom; :23]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Jenkins/Musician; :51]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:14]
[RUNS=2:10]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF DANIEL PLAYING THE VIOLIN))
You are looking at a pretty remarkable teen even if he refuses to believe it.
[SOT 5:42:43]
[IN Q=I think it's perfectly]

((DANIEL JENKINS: I THINK IT'S ALL PERFECTLY NORMAL BECAUSE I'M USED TO IT.))
[Runs= 03]
[OUT Q=used to it]


Pretty amazing when you consider what Daniel Jenkins has been through.
He was born 3 1/2 months premature.
He weighed just over one pound.
[SOT 5:49:38]
[IN Q=Because he was born]

((BETSY JENKINS/DANIEL'S MOM: BECAUSE HE WAS BORN SO SOON THE BIGGEST THING WITH HIM NOW IS HIS EYES DIDN'T REALLY DEVELOP THE WAY HE SHOULD SO WHEN THEY STARTED TO DEVELOP THEY DEVELOPED TOO QUICKLY AND IT CAUSED A RETINA PROBLEM AND THAT'S THE REASON HE CAN'T SEE NOW.))
[Runs= 14]
[OUT Q=can't see now]


But Daniel refuses to let his blindness get in the way.
He's played the violin for several years now and just recently learned how to play the piano.
He has braille books to help him learn the music.
But Daniel has found a much easier way.
[SOT 5:39:57]
[IN Q=I learned by ear]

((DANIEL JENKINS: I LEARNED BY EAR. IF YOU CAN GET ME A TAPE OF THE MUSIC I CAN LEARN BY EAR.))
[Runs =07]
[OUT Q=learn by ear]

((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC))
Daniel likes to play everything from bluegrass, Celtic, to classical.
He's won several awards including the Kiwanis Club's Young Hero of the year.
He also plays at public events throughout the year and he's in the high school orchestra.
[SOT 5:57:05]
[IN Q=Daniel is a senior]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: DANIEL IS A SENIOR HERE AT PATRICK HENRY HIGH SCHOOL WHERE SO FAR HE HAS EARNED A B+ AVERAGE. HE PLANS ON GRADUATING IN JUNE AND HOPES TO ATTEND BELMONT UNIVERSITY IN TENNESSEE NEXT YEAR. THERE HE WANTS TO PURSUE A CAREER IN MUSIC.))
[Runs= 13]
[OUT Q=career in music]

((NAT SOUND OF BRAILLE MACHINE))
In the classroom, Daniel has been in the mainstream meaning he learns with other students his age.
His mom says he's done it with very little difficulty.
[SOT 5:52:26]
[IN Q=Patrick Henry High school]

((BETSY JENKINS: PATRICK HENRY SCHOOL IS SPREAD ALL OVER THE PLACE AND HE GOES FROM BUILDING TO BUILDING WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM AT ALL.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=problem at all]


He gets a lot of help and support through his parents.
[SOT 5:46:01]
[IN Q=What's it like going]

((DANIEL JENKINS: WHAT'S IT LIKE GOING TO BE GOING OFF TO COLLEGE AND LEAVING MOM AND DAD? HARD, EXTREMELY DIFFICULT.))
[Runs= 06]
[OUT Q=extremely difficult]


It may be difficult but judging by Daniel's successes so far there's no doubt he'll continue to hit all the right notes.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke. ))

[S-Extra]


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[WRITER=twe]
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Tonight in sports, we'll recap a wild wildcard Sunday in the NFL playoffs, the ACC hoops schedule heats up, and the Express goes after its 3rd straight victory, but first in tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tempe, AZ/ABC Sports; :00]


Miami running back Willis McGahee who was hurt in Friday night's Fiesta Bowl loss to Ohio State, underwent successful surgery on his left knee this afternoon in Miami. Doctors found a torn anterior cruciate ligament, and a torn medial collateral ligament, but no tear to the posterior collateral ligament.
The procedure took four and a half hours, and McGahee is expected to make a full recovery.
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[go to scores] [go to break]
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Saturday's NFL wildcard games were both blowouts, but today's matchups both went right down to the wire. We start in San Fran where the Giants set out to avenge a Week One loss to the Niners.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/Fox Sports; :00]


The Giants fell behind by a touchdown in the early going, but then Kerry Collins took over.
Collins threw four first half TD passes including 3 to Amani Toomer as the Giants led it 28 to 14 at the break.
Tiki Barber then gave New York a 35-14 cushion with this scoring scamper in the third quarter. But things went downhill from there.
Jeff Garcia rallied the Niners. First he hustled into the house from 14 yards out to start the 4th quarter. San Francisco tacked on the two pointer as well.
Then Garcia drops back and finds Tai Streets for 13 yards and a score giving the 49'ers the lead with a minute left., 39-38.
On the ensuing two point attempt, Omare Stoutmire picks off the pass, but Terrell Owens takes a cheap shot and things get ugly. Flags were all over the place.
[SUPER=30-N.Y. Giants/38/San Francisco/39/;]


In the end, the Giants got in position for a Matt Bryant field goal to win it. But the snap was terrible and the holder Matt Allen chucks it downfield only to have the ball fall to the ground. The Giants had an ineligible receiver downfield anyway so the 49'ers advance 39 to 38.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Garcia/49'ers Quarterback; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kerry Collins/Giants Quarterback; :15]
[RUNS=:32]
[OUT Q=it's rough."]
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[S-Browns]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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[GRAPHIC=Browns/Steelers]


The Niners weren't the only cardiac kids this afternoon. In the Steel City, Pittsburgh sleep walked thru the first three quarters before roaring back against the Browns.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh/Browns vs. Steelers; :00]


The two teams didn't wait until gametime to start mixing it up. This was 45 minutes beforehand.
The Browns let their play speak for itself in the first half. Holcomb went up top for Dennis Northcutt who hauled it in for a 32 yard score and the Browns were on top 14 to nothing. At one point it was 24-7 in the second half.
To the fourth quarter now. Holcomb finds former Hokie Andre Davis for his 3rd TD pass of the game. It was 33-21 Browns. Holcomb threw for 429 yards in the contest.
It was 33-28 with under a minute to go when Tommy Maddox handed the pigskin to Chris FuMa'tu Maafala. He scored from two yards out. The two point conversion was good and Pittsburgh led 36-33.
[SUPER=30-Cleveland/33/Pittsburgh/36/;]


The Browns tried to get into field goal range, but Andre King couldn't get out of bounds and the Steelers won a wild one 36 to 33.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Butch Davis/Browns Head Coach; :05]
[SUPER=01-Bill Cowher/Steelers Head Coach; :15]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=ahead of us."]
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[S-Vick]


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[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-141 TC1224]
[GRAPHIC=Falcons/Packers]


The Atlanta Falcons are in the next round thanks to last night's win in Green Bay, a place where the Packers were unbeaten at 13 and oh all time in the playoffs. The historic win earns Michael Vick and company a date at the Vet next weekend.
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[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/117 Yds. Passing vs. Green Bay; :00]
[RUNS=:40]
[OUT Q=back to work."]
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[S-Duke]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-139 TC1751]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Basketball]


J-J Redick made his first trip to Littlejohn Coliseum tonight. And the freshman from Roanoke liked the arena just fine as the Dukies stayed unbeaten by beating up on Clemson.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clemson, SC/Comcast Sports Net; :00]


Coach K is already in midseason form as far as working the refs.
Redick showed he's not just a shooter with the great pass to Nick Horvath for the big slam. Duke led by 10 at the half.
In the second half, JJ spots up and buries three from the corner pocket as the Devils started to pull away.
[SUPER=33-Duke #3/89/Clemson/71/;]

Then just for good measure--how about the left wing. He tickles the twine. Redick finished with 22 points as Duke coasted past Clemson 89 to 71.
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-138 TC1642]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Basketball]


Pete Gillen's Virginia Cavaliers were in Raleigh to battle the Wolfpack of North Carolina State.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/Comcast Sports Net; :00]


Virginia got off to a slow start, but Devin Smith took the feed from Todd Billett and buried the floater along the baseline.
The Wahoos 'd' then created the turnover. Travis Watson converted at the other end to give the Cavs their first lead of the day at 19-17. But Watson scored just 10 points this afternoon.
The Pack pulled away in the second half. Julius Hodge is the ACC's leading scorer and here he shows why.
[SUPER=33-Virginia/63/N.C.State/75/;]

Hodge tossed in 21 points to go with eleven rebounds as NC State ends Virginia's 6 game winning streak 75 to 63.
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[S-Ladies]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-134 TC3832]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/Comcast Sports Net; :00]


Debbie Ryan and the UVA women matched wits with former Radford boss Charlene Curtis who had never beaten Virginia.


The Lady Cavs started slowly. Down 13 to 4, Freshman Tiffany Sardin steps back and nails the elbow jumper for two.

Then check out, Brandi Teamer. She gets free on the backdoor cut for another bucket, but Virginia trailed by 11 at the half.
[SUPER=33-Virginia/66/Wake Forest/77/;]

Wake finished strong. Cotelia Bond-Young gets into the paint for a hard earned deuce. Wake Forest beats Virginia 77 to 66.
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[S-Hockey]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-140 TC2344]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


The Roanoke Express welcomed the Reading Royals to the Star City today. Perry Florio's club was minus winger Dan Sullivan who has been traded to Baton Rouge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Royals vs. Express; :00]


To the Roundhouse we go, where the fans wanted a third straight win from the Express.
Dylan Gyori started things off right. He was in the right place at the right time and sticks the puck between the pipes from right in front of the net and the Express led 1-nothing just 6 minutes in.
[SUPER=38-Reading/5/Roanoke/4/;]

But Reading answered when Colin Pepperall notched this tally just a few minutes later knotting the score at one. The R(------------) oyals went on to win 5 to 4.