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Coming up on News 7-
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A group of American skiiers is caught in an Avalanche- At least eight are dead.
A woman has both breasts removed after being told she has cancer.. but the diagnosis was wrong.
And the Bucs and Raiders arrive in San Diego.
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News 7 at Eleven is up next.

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Twenty skiers are caught in a giant avalanche.
Only 12 make it out alive.
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[Avalanche]


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The slide struck this afternoon at a popular back-country ski area in British Columbia.
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Eight skiers from the United States were killed.
12 others escaped, though at least one is hospitalized.
Officials say the skiers were with experienced guides and had received avalanche training before setting out.
The avalanche struck near the Durrand Glacier, in an area known for some of the world's best skiing.
The Selkirk Mountains get 60 feet of snow every year.
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[Family-Found]


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A happier ending to another winter weather story.
A family of four that was lost in the snow since Saturday has been found.
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Billy Buzzini, his wife Sarah, and their two toddlers got stuck in the snow near Mount Saint Helens on Saturday during a family outing.
They spent two nights in temperatures as low as 20-degrees.
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((SARAH BUZZINI; IT WAS REALLY SCARY. I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. I WAS WORRIED ABOUT KEEPING THE GIRLS WARM AND KEEPING THEM FED, AND JUST MAKING SURE THAT THEY WERE ALRIGHT.))
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The parents, four-year-old Kaliegh, and one-year-old Madison apparently spent one night in their car, under blankets, eating the extra food they packed.
A snowmobiler found their abandoned Plymouth stuck in the snow, and the family was found later after an intense air and ground search.
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[Schools]


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Closer to home, snow is causing problems for some schools.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
Highland County Schools have a two hour delay for tomorrow.
Pendleton County, West Virginia schools will be closed.
And Tazewell County Schools will also operate on a two hour delay tomorrow.
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[Water-Rates]


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The effects of last year's drought could be felt by Roanoke residents for years to come.
They may have to pay more for water.
Tomorrow, members of City Council will consider a 35 percent increase.
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As the water level at Carvins Cove dropped to historic lows, the city bought water from Roanoke County and Salem.
The city also developed new wells, and more connections among the local water systems.
Now, city officials say a rate increase is needed to replenish the water fund, and provide for the possibility of a regional water authority.
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Council will hold a public hearing on the water rate increase at its meeting tomorrow night.

[Affirmative-Action]


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It may have been bitter cold in Ann Arbor Michigan, but some students were fired up to save the school's Affirmative Action policy.
On this day to honor Martin Luther King Junior, hundreds rallied FOR keeping the plan- while others say it is unfair and unconstitutional.
Jennifer Miller has more.
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((Hey hey, ho ho: In vintage Martin Luther King, Jr. style, high school and college students took to the streets at the University of Michigan. (nat) Armed with bull-horns and banners their support for the schools affirmative action policy was made loud and clear: Chelsea Bailey/high school student If they take away affirmative action, then it will be less likely for me to get into college. On a holiday honoring Dr. King, some here say the fight to save affirmative action rivals his fight for civil rights - so critical, peace activist Rajmohan Ghandi and civil rights leader Jesse Jackson have taken to the front lines:
Jesse Jackson sot

The schools point-based enrollment system gives extra credit to minority applicants. But the policy is being challenged before the US Supreme Court....The action supported by President Bush
(end quotas now!) And just a handful of students here.

Ryan Haag/student I'm here to show that not everyone at the University of Michigan is for Affirmative Action - were pretty much split 50/50. And it may be as nearly as tight in the Supreme Ct....but wait months to hear the ruling...a judgment isn't expected until Summer.))


[King-Memorial]


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A local group says it has a new plan to honor Martin Luther King Junior in the Star City.
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Perneller Chubb-Wilson is the President of the local chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. She's supporting a memorial plan for Henry Street in downtown Roanoke saying the location has a lot of history for the black community.
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((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON/SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE; IT'S BEAUTIFUL THE LAYOUT IS A HUGE STATUE OF DR. KING A WATERFALL IT WOULD BE ALL THE MEMBERS WHO STARTED THE SCLC THE ORIGINAL STARTERS HERE.))
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City Council has not seen the proposal yet. Meanwhile, the group that wanted a part of Elmwood Park re-named for King is addressing City Council at tomorrow's meeting. A split council vote defeated the motion last March.
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[March]


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A march through downtown Roanoke today called attention to King's messages of peace and equality. About 20-marchers took part in the walk. They started at the downtown building where the city's first black lawyer practiced, and made their way to Hill Street Baptist Church on Gainsboro Road.
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[Local-Hero]


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A local woman is being recognized on Doctor King's birthday for her contributions to the Roanoke Valley.
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The Community School presented Susan Chapman the second annual Local Hero Award. Students and teachers select a local resident who embodies the spirit of Dr. King and works within the community to make it a better place. Chapman was chosen for her work as a peace activist.
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((SUSAN CHAPMAN/AWARD RECIPIENT; IT'S PRETTY AMAZING WHEN YOU DON'T EXPECT TO BE RECOGNIZED EVER BUT YOU REALIZE THAT MAYBE YOU ARE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND PEOPLE RECOGNIZE UM THAT YOU'RE WORKING FOR PEACE AND BEING COMPARED TO SOMEONE AS AMAZING AS MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR.))
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Chapman graduated from Patrick Henry High School and attended Bridgewater College. She has volunteered overseas and worked with Crop Walk, Habit for Humanity, the Key Club and Amnesty International.
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[Portraits]


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Years ago, he said he never intended to run for a second term.
Now Bedford Delegate Lacey Putney is being honored as the longest serving member in the 4-hundred year history of Virginia's House of Delegates.
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The House Rules Committee today authorized the painting of a portrait of the Independent lawmaker to be hung in the House chamber.
Putney, who has served in the General Assembly for 41-years, says the key to his longevity has been a supportive wife and family.
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The committee also unanimously approved a portrait of former Speaker Vance Wilkins.
The Amherst lawmaker served as the first Republican Speaker in more than a century.
Wilkins resigned after he admitted to settling a claim of sexual harassment.
Each portrait is expected to cost 6-thousand dollars.
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She thought her best hope for survival was a double mastectomy, but she didn't have cancer at all.
Details on a big medical mistake when News 7 returns.
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More soldiers have orders to head to the Persian Gulf.
More sailors could be there soon too.
The latest on the brewing conflict with Iraq when News 7 returns.
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[Troops-Deploy]


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The United States is getting ready to send about 37-thousand more troops overseas.
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Soldiers from all parts of the nation are gearing up and heading out.
Since Christmas Eve about 125 thousand U-S troops have been ordered to deploy.
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This morning the U-S-S Kittyhawk left its home base in Japan headed to the islands around Iwo Jima for military exercises.
Navy officials say the The Kittyhawk- which can deploy about 85 warplanes- could be moved to the gulf within weeks.
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[Brownlee]


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Another prosecutor is shipping out for active military duty... a result of U-S troops mobilizing in the Persian Gulf.

U-S Attorney John Brownlee has been called up for active duty. Like state-court prosecutor Don Caldwell, Brownlee will be stationed at Fort Eustis in the Tidewater area.


[Iraq]


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While the troops ship out, Secretary of State Colin Powell is trying to garner support for a united front against Iraq.
Aleen Sirgany has more.
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((AT THIS MILITIA TRAINING CAMP IN BAGHDAD, U-N INSPECTORS FOUND ONLY DEVOTION TO SADDAM, NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. BUT AS OF TODAY, INSPECTORS HAVE NEW TOOLS TO HELP THEM DO THEIR JOBS BETTER. Hans Blix/Chief U.N. Weapons Inspector: I THINK THE IRAQIS CERTAINLY BECAME AWARE THAT THE WORLD IS DISAPPOINTED IN THIS DECLARATION. THE IRAQIS NOW HAVE AGREED TO ENCOURAGE SCIENTISTS TO HOLD PRIVATE TALKS WITH INSPECTORS WITHOUT GOVERNMENT SUPERVISION. THEY WILL ALSO SUPPORT THE INSPECTORS ACCESS TO PRIVATE SITES LIKE HOUSES OR FARMS. AND THE IRAQIS WILL SET UP THEIR OWN TEAM TO SEARCH FOR BANNED WEAPONS THAT MAY HAVE BEEN OVERLOOKED. TO THIS NEWS, SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL SEEMED UNIMPRESSED. HE APPEARED BEFORE THE U-N SECURITY COUNCILPRODDING WORLD LEADERS TO STAND UP AGAINST SADDAM. Colin Powell, Secretary of State: We cannot be shocked into impotence because we are afraid of the difficult choices ahead of us. HIS REMARKS WERE FOLLOWED BY SKEPTICISM. FRANCE CALLED WAR A DEAD END. GERMANY REMAINED UNWILLING TO COMMITT. TURKEY REFUSED TO LET THE U-S USE ITS AIRBASES. CHINA WANTS TO GIVE THE INSPECTORS MORE TIME. THAT'S WHAT INSPECTORS WANT TOO, BUT AS IT IS NOWTHEYRE SET TO REPORT THEIR FINDINGS TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL NEXT WEEK.
THAT REPORT COULD BE THE SPRINGBOARD FOR WAR. THE U-S ARMY IS POISED TO SEND 37-THOUSAND MORE TROOPS OVERSEAS, BRINGING THE NUMBER OF AMERICAN TROOPS TO OVER 160 THOUSAND. Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense:There a substantial number of countries that are ready to help.))

[Abortion]


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Anti-abortion activists say they take heart in recent polls that reportedly show an increasing majority of Americans favor protecting unborn children.
This on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
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The outcome of Roe v. Wade has been quietly protested each year during vigils at Liberty University in Lynchburg.
Chancellor Jerry Falwell says he believes the case will eventually be overturned.
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: BUT I WANT TO SAY THAT IT IS MORE EASILY SAID THAN DONE TO GET FIVE PRO-LIFE JUDGES ON THE SUPREME COURT WHO WOULD VOTE TO OVERTURN ROE V- WADE. WE HAVE THREE OR FOUR RIGHT NOW, WE PROBABLY NEED, TO BE SAFE, TWO MORE APPOINTMENTS.))
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A spokesman for Planned Parenthood could not be reached for comment.
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[Nursing]


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A report by the U-S Department of Health predicts the number of nurses in the country will decrease by 15-percent over the next three years.
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But, New River Community College is hoping to help change that with its new nursing program, approved last week by the State Council of Higher Education. Four local hospitals will chip in a total of 200-thousand dollars a year to support the program.
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((JACK LEWIS/NRCC PRESIDENT: TO START A NEW PROGRAM LIKE NURSING IS VERY EXPENSIVE. NURSING IS ONE OF THE MORE EXPENSIVE PROGRAMS AND IT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THIS PARTNERSHIP 7:40))
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Lewis says unlike the current nursing program, students will no longer be required to take some of their courses at Wytheville Community College.
The program is set to begin this Fall.
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[Double-Mastectomy]


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A 46 year old woman had both her breasts removed and then days later found out she never had breast cancer to begin with.
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Linda McDougal was originally told she had a malignant breast tumor and her best chance for survival was a double mastectomy.
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((LINDA MCDOUGAL/MIS-DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER: THE OPTIONS WERE GIVEN TO ME, A LUMPECTOMY, SINGLE MASTECTOMY OR DOUBLE MASTECTEMONY. MY HUSBAND AND I DECIDED THE RATE OF RECURRENCE WAS TOO HIGH FOR ME.))
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So McDougal had both her breasts removed. She says she never thought to question the pathology report.
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((I DID TALK TO MY FAMILY PRACTITIONER ABOUT THE SURGERY. I TALKED TO THE DOCTORS ABOUT THE SURGERY I DIDN'T THINK TO QUESTION THE PATHOLOGISTS REPORTS.))
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McDougal had her surgery done at United Hospital in St. Paul Minnesota.

She says she' speaking out to help other patients and to fight against a cap on medical malpractice insurance.
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Moonshine can still be big business in Franklin County, even books about it.
We'll explain why next on News 7.
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Plus some of San Diego's biggest sports fans get in the Super Bowl spirit.
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[Commercial]

[Hirschfeld]


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Cartoonist Al Hirschfeld, who was known for his caricatures of the most familiar faces in the entertainment world, has died. He was 99 years old. His wife says Hirschfeld died early today at his home.
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[NO SUPER] He immortalized entertainers from Charlie Chaplin and Jerry Seinfeld, to Ethel Merman and the cast of last year's revival of ''Oklahoma.'' And his drawings usually contained hidden tributes to his daughter, Nina -- whose name appeared hidden somewhere at least once in each sketch. His work appeared in museums and even on postage stamps.
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[Moonshine-Book]


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Moonshine sells in Franklin County. Not just jars of white lightening. There's precious little of that around anymore.
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But anything related to the business of making bootleg whiskey is big business. And that may explain why Keister (KEY-stir) Greer's new book has taken off.
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((KEISTER GREER/AUTHOR; WE'VE HAD A GOLD RUSH. WE'VE SOLD 700 COPIES IN THE FIRST WEEK.))
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His 900-page book is about a federal moonshine conspiracy trial in 1935. It was the longest trial ever conducted in Virginia. People in the "moonshine capital of the world" are eating it up.
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((NANCY HAMLIN/BOOK BUYER; THIS IS HISTORY AND A VERY VERY IMPORTANT PART OF OUR HISTORY IN FRANKLIN COUNTY AND NOT SOMETHING WE ARE ASHAMED OF AT ALL.))
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Greer sells the book out of the store he and his wife operate in Rocky Mount, and they're talking with an outside publisher about a second printing.
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[S-Extra]


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The latest from San Diego and the Super Bowl, an NBA coach is fired and Radford women's hoops. But first our extra point. Virginia Tech women's standout Ieva Kublina is the Big East player of the week. She averaged 17 points and 14 rebounds in leading the Hokies to a pair of Big East wins over Pittsburgh and West Virginia last week.
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Kublina now has 14 double doubles. She received the Big East honor on two occasions last season. Kublina will lead 12 and 4 Tech against Rutgers at seven PM Wednesday at the Cassell.
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[S-Radford]


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We start with the ladies as Radford welcomed Big South rival Birmingham Southern to town last night.
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The Highlanders were looking to improve on a 1 and 6 record at home in the Dedmon Center.
Radford's Jesse Brunchak launches one up from behind the arc and Radford cuts into the Panthers lead and trails by just three points.
Birmingham answers. Candice Byrd takes the pass and is gonna hit from downtown.
[SUPER=33-Birmingham Southern/69/Radford/67;]


RU comes back. Former Cave Spring star Sherri Rickman goes baseline on the nice drive and scores two of her 18 points on the night. She also had a career high 18 rebounds.
But the panthers take Radford to overtime and win by two 69-67.
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[S-Lucas]


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The Cleveland Cavaliers have a new head coach. Keith Smart is the interim head coach for the Cavs.
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Smart played for Roanoke Dazzle head coach Kent Davison at Garden City Community College before going on to lead Indiana to the national championship. Smart also hired Davison as an assistant in the CBA. Davison said by phone today, that Smart has not contacted him at this time, or offered him a position with Cleveland.
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Smart takes over for John Lucas, who posted the worst record in the N-B-A to date. The Cavs just returned from a 1 and 5 road trip and are 8 and 34 on the season. Lucas is 49 years old.
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[S-Hoops]


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Lots of NBA action today. Jerry Stackhouse sitting this one out as his Wizards hosted the Nuggets.
Former Wizard Juwan Howard in sharp form, he knocks down the jumper for two of his team high 25 points.
But Michael Jordan was too much for Denver. Jordan, who will be 40 in a few weeks, scored 25 points as Washington wins 89-74.
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The Knicks downed the Miami Heat 72-65 in the Big Apple. Latrell Spreewell scored 14 of his 24 points in the first quarter.
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And in Atlanta, the Chicago Bulls beat the Hawks 115 to 102. The Bulls outscored the Hawks 41 to 19 in the fourth quarter. Jalen Rose led all scorers with 37.
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[S-Rivalry]


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Virginia Tech and Virginia take their rivalry to the basketball court tomorrow night at the Cassell. Travis Wells has some pregame notes.
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The Oakland Raiders and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have never been short on confidence. Just listen to Bucs defensive tackle Warren Sapp late yesterday as he talks about his confidence level.
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[OUT Q=......happy to be here"]
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This week, the NASCAR Media Tour shifts into high gear. Mike Stevens gives us a sneak peak at what's a head this week right here on WDBJ.
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[Shamu]


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It seems like everyone in San Diego has Super Bowl fever...
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even the killer whales at Sea World.
The whales have been brushing up on their football knowledge by studying highlights of last weekend's games.
Even Shamu is getting into the act... showing his sea legs in booting field goals.
You might say they think it will be a whale of a game. (------------)