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An accident on 81 in Tennessee kills three people from this region.
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Firefighters are working a house fire in Roanoke County tonight.
While other workers were out looking for the homeless on this cold night.
And eating all you want and not gaining weight? The latest medical research.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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A woman is forced out into the cold as her Roanoke County home burns tonight.
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[County-Fire]


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The blaze broke out before eight tonight.
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Flames destroyed the home on Starlite Lane.
Firefighters say a woman was home at the time and made it outside safely with her dog.
A cat was not so lucky.
Firefighters had to deal with downed powerlines, the cold and water problems.
No word on what started the blaze.
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[81-Fatal]


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The weather may have contributed to an accident that killed 3 people from our area.
It happened on Interstate 81 in Kingsport Tennessee.
Officers say a driver of a van lost control on a patch of snow and ice and while regaining control pulled into the path of a tractor trailer.
All four people in the van were ejected, none were wearing seatbelts.
The driver, Joyce Poff and passenger Joey Mendez, both of Shawsville, were killed. As was Brad Dickerson of Elliston.
Another passenger Travis Poff is being treated for injuries.

[Pulaski-Death]


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Pulaski police tonight say a man died from a combination of exposure and natural causes.
They identify him as William Cecil Rigney.
And they say an autopsy shows no evidence of foul play.
The Pulaski police department release did not give any other details.

[Roanoke-Homeless]


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These frigid temperatures are making it extra tough for the homeless.
One area organization is hitting the streets to make sure everyone has a warm place to stay.
But as Justin McLeod discovered many shelters are already full.
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They call themselves the HAT team.
Their mission?
Get the homeless off the streets and into a shelter.
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((CAROL TUNING/HOMELESS ASSISTANCE TEAM: THE H-A-T TEAM WILL GO OUT AND OFFER SERVICES SUCH AS TRANSPORTATION TO A SHELTER.)) [Runs06]
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The Homeless Assistance Team or HAT has been around in Roanoke since 1997.
A team of three staffers cruises the city streets every afternoon Monday thru Friday.
Last year, they helped nearly a thousand people.
That number is up significantly over the last few years.
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((CAROL TUNING/HOMELESS ASSISTANCE TEAM: I THINK THE JOB SITUATION HAS A LOT TO DO WITH IT. A LOT OF PERSONS HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS.)) [Runs05]
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Many end up in shelters like the TRUST House on Elm Avenue in Roanoke.
The staff here has had to work extra hours recently just to keep up with the demand.
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((COLLENN CARRELL/TRUST HOUSE: WE'VE BEEN GETTING A LOT OF PHONE CALLS CAN WE TAKE EXTRA PEOPLE AT THIS TIME, HOW SOON CAN WE TAKE THEM, THAT TYPE OF THING.)) [Runs07]
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TRUST is currently filled to capacity with twenty people.
If the demand increases, workers will be forced to put mattresses on the floor.
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((HOMELESS PERSON: BECAUSE IT IS SO COLD DOES IT MAKE YOU APPRECIATE PLACES THIS EVEN MORE? OH YEAH, IF SOMEBODY DIDN'T WOULDN'T BE IN THE RIGHT MIND, PARDON MY LANGUAGE, THEY SHOULD APPRECIATE IT IF THEY DON'T.)) [Runs12]
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Whether they do or don't, there are men and women who work everyday to make sure no one is left in the cold.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))

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Homeless people are not the only ones at risk during these cold nights.. some local police departments are keeping an eye on people whose homes may not be adequately heated.
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In Lynchburg, officers have been told to be on the lookout for persons with nowhere to go and make sure they're brought inside.
Police are also keeping tabs on the elderly and poor whose homes have heat, but not enough for these extreme temperatures.
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((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: AND WE'RE DISCUSSING THAT WITH OTHER CITY AGENCIES TO ENSURE THAT'S THE CASE. AND WHAT WE'RE DOING IS LETTING OUR OFFICERS KNOW THAT THEY NEED TO BE ESPECIALLY DILIGENT IN ASSISTING PEOPLE TO GET ADEQUATE SHELTER ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.))
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Bennett says he's also reminding his own staff to protect themselves against the cold while they're out on the streets.
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[Gas-Problems]


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Some Roanoke residents are without heat at this hour.
Roanoke Gas reports six or seven homes are without gas on Tillet Road near Grandin Court.
A spokesperson blames the problem on a lack of pressure and says it could be several hours before the gas is restored.
A similar problem also happened in Garden City tonight but gas was restored there a short time ago.

[National-Cold]


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When you think beach, you don't usually think of cold, but the deep freeze is hitting much of the East Coast including the beaches- where some areas saw up to 9 inches of snow.
Stacy Case has more from the Carolinas to the nation's capitol.
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0 YEARS. More blowing snow TRACK: WITH TWO FOOT DRIFTS-- THE SAND FENCE DOUBLES AS A SNOW FENCE. IN SOUTH CAROLINA-- DRIVING IS DISASTROUS. ON THE VEGA FARM IN SOUTH FLORIDA, A RACE TO HARVEST AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE BEFORE THE HOT PEPPERS FREEZE. ANGIE VEGA/DADE COUNTY FARMER They're expecting below thirties so that's really going to hurt us FROM THE MIDWEST TO THE NORTHEAST TO THE SOUTH, THE WINTRY WEATHER HAS A BITTER GRIP. I'm freezing THE REASON, WEATHER EXPERTS SAY, IS THE JET STREAM HAS TAKEN A BIG DETOUR, HIGH UP INTO ALASKA THEN DEEP DOWN SOUTH. Ed OLenic/NOAA Meteorologist Some of these processes operate on very long time scales, on the order of 100 years or longer. IN COLUMBUS, OHIO-- CARSICLES. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A WATER MAIN BREAKS IN SUB ZERO WEATHER. STACY CASE/REPORTING: Now that's a big icicle. and this is a rare sight in DCTERMS. the Potomac river completely frozen over Taking money/thank you. FOR THE GLOVE SALESMAN-- BUSINESS IS GOOD. JULIE EDDINGER/COLD IN D.C. I don't remember it being so cold here and I've lived here 20 years. THE COLD ISN'T STANDING IN THE WAY OF OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT BUSINESS. THE SENATE YESTERDAY PASSED $300 MILLION DOLLARS IN HOME HEATING AID FOR THE POOR. RIGHT ON CUE. SC, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON))



[Outdoors-Cold]


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For many people, braving the bitter temperatures is just part of the job.
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Mail carriers like David Hubbard say the frigid weather can be uncomfortable, but not unbearable.
Hubbard says he's learned to deal with the cold by wearing a face mask and dressing in layers.
But, he says he usually only wears one glove, to keep his other hand free to sort the mail.
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((DAVID HUBBARD/MAIL CARRIER: I GUESS THE WIND IS THE WORST THING. WHEN YOU GET OUT DELIVER AT THE HOUSE AND THE SNOW COMES OFF THE HOUSE AND GETS IN YOUR FACE AND YOUR COLLAR BUT OTHER THAN THAT IT'S NOT TOO BAD REALLY 34:00))
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Cold weather can be good business for many tow truck drivers.
Workers at Robert's Towing in Christiansburg say the number of calls they get can triple in bad weather.
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[Optical-Cable]


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2002 turned out to be a good year for struggling Optical Cable.
The company turned a profit of 284-thousand dollars.
That translates to four cents a share.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape]


That's a big turnaround for the fiber-optic cable maker.
In 2001, the Roanoke County company lost nearly seven million dollars.
President Neil Wilkin says Optical Cable will continue to increase its sales, reduce costs and focus on long-term future growth.
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A new drink is gaining popularity overseas. Importers say those drinking it are protesting American policies.
Find out more when News 7 returns.
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Plus stage and screen star Nell Carter is dead.
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[Carter-Obit]


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Actress and Tony Award winner Nell Carter has died.
She collapsed today at her home.
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Nell Carter always considered herself a singer first- She won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway Musical Ain't Misbehavin.
But, she is probably best known for her Television role on the hit TV show "Gimme A Break."
Carter played the sassy houskeeper and got two emmy's nominations for it.
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((ADDIE ADDIE I SUDDENLY FEEL SICK. IS THE ROOM SPINNING?))
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After the show, Carter went back to musicals and drama.
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((IF YOU.... NAT SOUND SINGING.))
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For years, Nell Carter Suffered from diabetes and in 1992 she underwent brain surgery to remove an aneurysm.
She recovered and continued to perform.
When she died, Carter was in rehearsals at the Long Beach Theater for the musical version of Raisin in the Sun.
Nell Carter was 54 years old.
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[Korea]


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An agreement between North and South Korea to try and find a peaceful solution to North Korea's nuclear weapon's program
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Just talking about nuclear weapons is a major breakthrough for North Korea- the communist nation's officials usually refuse to talk to South Korea about such issues.
But South Korean officials are not entirely happy with the agreement. They say they're disappointed more progress wasn't made.
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[Iraq]


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White House officials say they're confident the U-S won't have to take on Iraq by itself, but potential allies say they're hesitant.
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Today, China and Russia joined France and Germany in saying they reject military action against Iraq for now. A U-N weapons inspectors report on their findings in Iraq is expected on Monday. Russian President Vladimir Putin has told President Bush those findings should be the "main criterion" in deciding what to do. But, Secretary of State Colin Powell says the U-S WILL be able to assemble a strong list of allies if it decides to go to war.
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((COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE: I DO NOT RULE OUT THAT A SOLUTION WILL BE FOUND EITHER FOR A PEACEFUL WAY TO DO IT OR THE USE OF MILITARY FORCE.))
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The oldest son of Saddam Hussein today said that if the U-S decides to attack Iraq "September 11th will look like a joke". U'Day is Chairman of the Iraqi Olympic Committee and is currently under investigation for allegations he tortured and jailed athletes.
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[Mekka-Cola]


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"Don't drink like an idiot, drink with committment."
That's the slogan of the new French-made soft drink "Mekka-Cola."
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[SUPER=03-Koln, Germany]


The drink, which is also available in Germany, is positioned to be a competitor to Coca-Cola.
The drink is specifically targeted to Muslims, and so far Coca-Cola has had no complaints about the soft drink.
One Mekka Cola importer says the product is popular among people who want to protest American politics and the possible war against Iraq.
Demand for the beverage peaked during the Iraq U-N standoff.
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[Matricardi]


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Ed Matricardi, the former head of Virginia's Republican Party, was indicted today on five counts of illegal wiretapping.
And Claudia Tucker, a former aide to ex-Speaker Vance Wilkins, has admitted guilt in the Republican eavesdropping controversy.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


U-S Attorney Paul McNulty announced an indictment against Matricardi after an eight month investigation.
He now faces a maximum of 25-years in prison and over one million dollars in fines.
Claudia Tucker, once Wilkins' chief-of-staff, pleaded guilty yesterday to a misdeameanor and admitted to secretly listening in on one of the calls.
She was sentenced to one year of probation and a one-thousand dollar fine.
Republican lawmakers say Matricardi's indictment puts the matter to rest.
But some Democrats disagree.
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Matricardi is expected to be arraigned in Richmond within the next two weeks.
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[Tease2]
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An area judge says special meals in prison are unconstitutional.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And there's nothing special about the meals eaten by these mice.
It's their genes that are keeping them fit. What that means for humans when we return.
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[Commercial]

[Fat-Mice]


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Imagine being able to eat anything you want without gaining weight?
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Researchers in Boston say they've figured out a way to let mice eat all they want while staying slim, avoiding diabetes and living longer at the same time.
Dr. Ronald Kahn discovered that by knocking out a gene in the mice that controls fat storage, the mice can eat all day long without gaining.
You can see the difference in these mice siblings- one has been genetically altered and one has not.
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((THIS ONE IS MUCH FATTER THAN THIS ONE AND THEY'VE BEEN EATING THE EXACT SAME THING.)) [NO SUPER]
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The research is only on mice, but obesity experts say the finding could change the way we think about the causes of weight gain.
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((DR. LOUIS ARONNE/OBESITY EXPERT: WHAT THE STUDY TELLS US IS THAT THE KEY FACTOR IS HOW MUCH FAT YOU STORE, NOT HOW MUCH YOU EAT.))
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Researchers say it could lead to finding ways to alter the metabolism of fat, so you can eat and not get fat.
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[Jail-food]


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A landmark ruling today on the issue of special treatment for prison inmates on religious grounds. Roanoke's Senior U-S District Judge overturned a federal law that requires prison officials to provide Kosher meals, for example. It's the case of Ira Madison, an inmate at Bland. In a 28-page opinion, Judge James Turk says the law is UN-Constitutional because it fosters religion.
He says it places religious inmates in a position of privilege over non-believers in prison, creating what the judge concluded amounts to "two tiers of inmates." His ruling is subject to appeal.

[Church-Demolition]


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Demolition workers started taking down an aging church this morning to make way for medical progress.
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Workers started demolishing the Family Worship Center building on the corner of Jefferson Street and Albemarle Avenue.
The church is being demolished to make way for an orthopedic and ear nose and throat outpatient surgery clinic run by Carilion . Site preparation work on the new building is already under construction and it should be open later this year.
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[S-Extra]


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Virginia snaps a three game slide, the Express gets bullied tonight, Jim Druckenmiller is back in the NFL, and words from Ronde Barber on Brown Rice,
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[SUPER=04-NASCAR; :00]

But firs our extra point. Jeff Gordon's divorce to Brooke is getting ugly. She is going to her husband's racing rivals to help her divorce case. It appears she is trying to find out how much money some of the top drivers contracts are worth. Roush Racing plans to file an order to block her request tomorrow in a Michigan Circuit Court, where the company is headquartered. Roush fields cars for Winston Cup drivers Mark Martin, Jeff Burton, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch and Greg Biffle.
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Uva snapped a three game losing streak, beating Wake Forest. Majestic Mapp played 17 minutes, had three points and four assists with one turnover. Travis Watson had 11 points and 13 rebounds to leabd the Hoos.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/ESPN2; :00]


Wake new they were playing a wounded animal but Josh Howard was tough, knocking down 20 points including this bucket.
Todd Billett led all scorers with 23. Here he steals the rock and goes coast to coast for the lay up and the foul. UVa led 43-41 at the half.
Devi Smith heated up in the second. He tallied 17 points and hit some big treys for UVa which shot 58 [SUPER=33-Wa

ke Forest/75/Virginia/85;]percent from the floor.
Billet can also pass, watch him gift wrap this basket to Nick Vander Laan for two.
Jason Clark threw down 10 as UVa improves to 11 and 6 and 2 and 3 in the ACC with the 85-75 win..
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[S-Redick]


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Duke freshman guard J.J. Redick slightly injured his right foot in Wednesday night's Blue Devil loss to N.C. State.
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[SUPER=03-Durham, NC; :00]


Duke University sports information said yesterday that he has a strained foot. X-rays yesterday were negative and J.J. is listed as day to day. He did not practice yesterday.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express will have to wait another night to give head coach Perry Florio his 100th win. Last night, the Express gave up four third period goals in a 6-5 loss to Atlantic City.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Boardwalk Bullies vs. Express; :00]


Cold outside..cold inside as fans bundled up for the fourth and final meeting between these two at the Roanoke Civic Center.
In the first period, the Express on the power play and Mike Peron scores his eight goal of the season with 11 [SUPER
=34-Atlantic City/6/Roanoke/5;]minutes left in the period. Give the assists to Duncan Dalmao. 1-nothing Express after o

ne.
Roanoke's defense was solid through two periods. Goalie Sebastian Laplante makes several nice saves, this one using the glove. But Atlantic City wins 6-5.
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[S-Petty]


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10 years worth of Winston Cup championships fill the Petty racing trophy case but the team has experienced a drout
for over two decades. While travling the NASCAR meida tour, Mike Stevens says found out that is going to change soon.

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[S-Jim]


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Former Virginia Tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller signed a contract with the Indianapolis Colts yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00]


Druckenmiler was the 26th overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1997 draft and he made one start for the Niners which resulted in a 15-12 win.
Druckenmiller was then traded to the Dolphins and then cut in 2000 from the Miami roster. He also played in the XFL.

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[S-Vick]


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Michael Vick will miss the pro bowl this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Green Bay, WI; :00]


The Atlanta Falcons quarterback will NOT play in the pro bowl February second in Hawaii because he needs to have a bunion removed from his foot. Vick is one of only five quarterbacks to make the pro bowl in their first full season as a starter.
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[S-Ronde]


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Giants running back Tiki Barber, who did not make the pro bowl roster, was invited when the Packers Ahman Green backed out, but Tiki declined.
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Tiki WILL will be in San Diego to watch Ronde in the Super Bowl.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA; :00]


Barber's Bucs went through practice yesterday. Ronde looks forward to playing against legendary receivers Jerry Rice and Tim Brown.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/Tampa Bay Cornerback; :00]
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[OUT Q=..fun getting ready for them"]
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[S-Suntrust]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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[GRAPHIC=Suntrust]


The 16th annual high school hoops Suntrust Classic hits the Roanoke Civic Center floor Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]


The action begins at three PM with Roanoke Catholic and Fleming, followed by Hargrave and Fork Union. Patrick Henry and Dudley out of Greensboro then play and Cave Spring battles Dobyns Bennett and former Salem coach Charlie Morgan in the night cap. (------------)