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Next on News 7-
A look inside Operation Iron Hammer.
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[VO-NAT]


Fire roars out of control at one mill destroying several homes.
Arlo Guthrie brings his music to Roanoke-We'll listen in.
And some classic toys make it into the toy hall of fame.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus it's snowing at some area ski resorts... sort of.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[VO-NAT]


Last night, fire forced more than a dozen Danville families out of their homes.
Tonight they're still picking up the pieces.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[Cabin-Lake]


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Investigators spent the day trying to figure out what sparked yesterday's fire at Cabin Lake Apartments. But as Jennifer Wishon reports, tenants are just thankful they're around to pick up the pieces.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Firefighters sorted through]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Reginald Goods/Displaced Cabin Lake Resident; :09 ]
[SUPER=04-Thursday Night; :14 ]
[SUPER=01-Chris Goss/Danville Emergency Services; :30]
[SUPER=01-Sally Vick/Red Cross Director; :44 ]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; :55 ]
[SUPER=04-November 1997; 1:06 ]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Danville;]

(( Firefighters sorted through the rubble of building 130 at Cabin Lake Apartments as former residents waited to go inside and see what they could salvage.
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[SOT 16:24:27]
[IN Q=We're going to stay]

((REGINALD GOODS: WE'RE GOING TO STAY WITH RELATIVES AND FRIENDS UNTIL WE CAN GET ON OUR FEET.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=on our feet]

Tenants returned from work Thursday to find their homes in flames. Firefighters battled the blaze for two hours and say strong winds played to their advantage, pushing flames away from some of the units. Now Danville's Emergency Service personnel are stepping in to help with the aftermath.
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[SOT 04:14:01]
[IN Q=This is a traumatic]

((CHRIS GOSS: THIS IS A TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE FOR SOME OF THESE PEOPLE SO WE HAVE SOME PEOPLE HERE THAT CAN ACTUALLY TALK TO THESE PEOPLE AND HELP THEM THROUGH THIS.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=them through this]

Some tenants have already contacted the Red Cross for help while they get back on their feet.
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[SOT 17:51:06]
[IN Q=Most people so far]

((SALLY VICK/RED CROSS: MOST PEOPLE SO FAR HAVE HAD A PLACE TO STAY, THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO STAY WITH RELATIVES OR FRIENDS BUT THEY ARE ASKING FOR CLOTHING AND THINGS LIKE THAT AND PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=personal hygiene items]


[butt butt butt butt]

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[SOT 13:23:00]
[IN Q=This isn't the first]

((JENNIFER WISHON: THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME CABIN LAKE RESIDENTS HAVE EXPERIENCED TRIAL BY FIRE. 62 FAMILIES WERE BURNED OUT BACK IN 1997. ALL THAT REMAINS OF THEIR HOMES NOW IS THIS OPEN FIELD.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=this open field]

Then firefighters were unable to get to the back of the burning building because of the lake that backs up to the structure. One unit owner says, despite two fires, he believes the building is as safe as any other. Former residents say they're just thankful to be alive.
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[SOT 16:31:12]
[IN Q=We just thank God]

((REGINALD GOODS: WE JUST THANK GOD THAT NO LIVES WERE TAKEN SO WE'RE BLESSED WITH THAT. OUR FAMILY'S WELL AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED HERE ARE WELL AND THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=most important thing]

A total of 18 units were damaged and even though some of those were vacant officials expect they'll all have to be torn down. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Danville.))

[RI-Fire]


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13 homes are destroyed and several people taken to the hospital after an abandoned mill caught fire in Rhode Island and spread.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pawtucket, RI;]

It brought down the main building of a textile mill and leveled several other buildings. It took firefighters more than four hours to get the blaze under control. Several blocks were evacuated because of fears that 45 mile an hour winds would spread the blaze- and the blaze did spread. Officials say at least 13 homes are destroyed. Eleven people were checked for injuries and five were taken to the hospital -- their conditions are not available. The mill was scheduled for demolition and a grocery store was planned to go in its place.
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[Purse-Snatching]


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Montgomery County parents need to watch their wallets at a local school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


The sheriff's office is investigating several purse snatchings at Christiansburg Middle School. The purses were taken in the last week from cars left unattended by parents. Investigators say these type of crimes are common this time of year.
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[SOT: 29:15:00]
[IN Q=If you're a woman]

((JIMMY BOWYER/MONTGOMERY CO. CRIME PREVENTION; IF YOU'RE A WOMAN MAKE SURE YOU CARRY YOUR CLOSE AS TO YOUR BODY AS POSSIBLE. NOT DANGLING ON YOUR ARM. YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE ITS SECURE. IF YOU HAVE A WALLET, MAKE SURE THAT YOU PUT YOUR WALLET FRONT POCKET AND NOT YOUR BACK POCKET. ))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Bowyer/Montgomery Co. Crime Prevention; ]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=your back pocket.]
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[VO-NAT]


Deputies advise people to park in well lit areas and hide any packages you have in your car. School resource officers are aware of the problem and are keeping a close eye on the parking lot.
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[Homestead-Snow]


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The South's first ski resort fired its guns tonight....
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((NAT SOUND OF SNOW GUNS))
[SUPER=03-Hot Springs]
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[OUT Q=NAT SNOW GUNS]
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[VO-NAT]


Its snow-making guns, that is.
The Homestead unleashed a new and improved snow-making system on its slopes tonight.
The new guns will deliver more snow than ever before at the resort.
If Mother Nature helps out, the slopes should be open for skiers and snowboarders around the middle of December.


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[Iraq]


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At least one more U-S soldier is dead tonight -- and the military is flexing it's muscles as violence is spreading out of the Sunni Triangle and into all of Iraq. Charles D'Agata (DAGG-uh-ta) has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=ANOTHER ROADSIDE BOMB]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=01-Col. Chuck Williams; :42]
[SUPER=01-Charles D'Agata/CBS News; :57]
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[OUT Q=cbs news, baghdad]

((ANOTHER ROADSIDE BOMB AND AT LEAST ONE MORE U-S SOLDIER KILLED WHEN THE BOMB EXPLODED WHILE US TROOPS WERE TRYING DEFUSE IT. THIS COMES AS U-S TROOPS ARE back on war footing showing their muscle in Operation Iron Hammer.
(UPSOT - HAPPY NEW YEAR )

The message of the new offensive meant to be was unmistakable...
(SOT Colonel Chuck Williams - 022410)

"We're gonna find you and surgically try to remove you."
(nat sound up)

A gunship blasted an empty building from where Americans had been fired on. Hours before, US troops warned neighboring civilians to evacuate the area. With that kind of heads-up, it was hardly a direct hit on the insurgents, but for some US soldiers, it felt like payback.
(SOT Soldier)

"I've been out there and I've been shot at in that area it feels good to show them we've got teeth." In other attacks...troops killed seven insurgents preparing to rocket an American base near Tikrit and then dropped satellite-guided bombs near the Syrian border.
(SOT: Charles DAgata/CBS News/Baghdad)

THE HEAVY-HANDED TACTICS EMPLOYED IN THE NEW 'GET TOUGH' POLICY RUN THE RISK OF INFLAMING EVEN MORE IRAQIS. BUT IN AN ESCALATION OF VIOLENCE THAT HAS NOW EXPANDED TO THE WHOLE OF IRAQ, COALITION FORCES HAVE DETERMINED THEY HAVE LITTLE CHOICE BUT TO STRIKE BACK...HARD. Up until this week, the "soft approach" seemed to be working pretty well in the south. But after the devastating suicide bomb attack on the Italian Police Headquarters in Nassiriyah, the deadliest strike on any coalition force since the war began, the once-peaceful south is now another war zone. cd, cbs news, baghdad))

[Gantert]


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Homecomings are special for troops, especially when there are new members of the family to meet.
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]

Michael Gantert has served in Baghdad since April, and has been on leave with family for nearly two weeks. When he was still in Iraq, his wife Erika was about to deliver their first child. Even though he was thousands of miles away, he kept in touch; calling every two hours to make sure the delivery was going smooth.
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[IN Q=We went ahead and...]

((1ST LT. MICHAEL GANTERT/2ND ARMORED CAVALRY; WE WENT AHEAD AND DECIDED TO HAVE HER INDUCED SO SHE COULD GO AHEAD AND HAVE HIM. IT DIDN'T LOOK LIKE I WOULD MAKE IT HOME IN TIME TO THE ACTUAL BIRTH. SO WE DECIDED TO HAVE HER INDUCED SO SHE COULD COME HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL AND BE HERE WITH ME WHEN I GOT HERE.))
[SUPER=01-1st Lt. Michael Gantert/2nd Armored Cavalry;]
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[OUT Q=with me when I got here.]
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[VO-NAT - :08+]

Lieutenant Gantert's two week leave will end this Monday, and he will be heading back to Baghdad. He expects to stay there until early Spring.
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[Fuller]


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A Roanoke Valley pastor and two associates have just returned from Iraq, and a ten- day christian mission there.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


David Fuller and Ron Swann were greeted by family and friends as they arrived at the Roanoke Regional Airport this afternoon.
Though they visited Iraq at a time of heightened violence, they say the spirit of anti-americanism has been overstated. They found the Iraqi people to be kind and gracious, and open to discussions of faith.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We were met]

((DAVID FULLER: WE WERE MET WITH AMAZING RECEPTIVITY BOTH FROM CHRISTIANS AND MULSIMS ALIKE.)) ((RON SWANN: I HAD SEVERAL PEOPLE ASKING ME AS I LEFT TOWN, WHY THERE? WHY NOW? AND IT BECAME MORE AND MORE CLEAR AS I GOT THERE, THAT THINGS ARE REALLY STARTING TO OPEN UP.))
[SUPER=01-David Fuller; :00 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Ron Swann; :08]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=starting to open up.]
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[VO-NAT]


In Baghdad and Tikrit, the two men and another colleague found themselves close to the violence.
Fuller and Swann say they are glad to be home, but look forward to continuing their work in the region.
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[Guthrie]


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Folk Music took center stage in Roanoke tonight.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF ARLO PLAYING]

((NAT MUSIC))
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[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF ARLO PLAYING]
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[VO-NAT]


Arlo Guthrie played to a crowd of more than seven hundred at the Roanoke Civic Center auditorium.
Joining him on stage were his son and daughter.
He continues a family tradition that began with his legendary father Woody Guthrie several decades ago.
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[SOT 5:57]
[IN Q=It reminds you of]

((ARLO GUTHRIE/MUSICIAN: IT REMINDS YOU OF THE TOUGH TIMES YOU HAD, THE GOOD TIMES YOU HAD AND LUCKILY FOR ME SOME OF MY SONGS WERE WELL KNOWN SOME YEARS AGO SO THAT IT'S BECOME PART OF THE SOUNDTRACK SOME PEOPLE LIVES AND I THINK THAT'S WHY THEY JUST KEEP COMING BACK.))
[SUPER=01-Arlo Guthrie/Musician]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=keep coming back]
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[VO-NAT]


One song fans did not hear tonight was his best known, Alice's Restaurant.
Guthrie hasn't performed it in years because he says it is outdated and at more than twenty minutes is too long.
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Still ahead on News 7, Jerry Kilgore has an endorsement for governor... even though he hasn't even said he's running.
Plus, want the taste of Thanksgiving dinner, but don't want to cook?
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[VO-NAT]


One drink company has a solution-- turkey and gravy flavored soda.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[OUT Q=..in sports"]
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[Muhammad]


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No verdict in the case of alleged sniper suspect John Muhammad.
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[VO-NAT 10.5]
[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach;]


A jury deliberated for several hours today- even requesting a tape recorder to play some tapes back.
After four hours, a judge sent jurors home for the weekend.
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[SOT 20]
[IN Q=]

((PETER GREENSPUN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: ANY IDEA? NO PROJECTION. JURIES DEVELOP THEIR OWN PERSONALITIES THEY FORM THEIR OWN AS TO HOW TO GET THROUGH THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Peter Greenspun/Defense Attorney;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=HOW TO GET THROUGH THIS.]
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[VO-NAT 20 plus pad]


Muhammad faces four charges including two counts of murder- one count of terrorism and a firearms charge.
Jurors could convict Muhammad of capital murder if they find he killed sniper victim Dean Myers and at least one other person or if they found the killings were carried out in the course of terrorism.
The case goes back to the jury Monday.
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[Goodlatte-Kilgore]


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He has not announced his candidacy yet- but Attorney General Jerry Kilgore already has a local endorsement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


Roanoke Congressman Bob Goodlatte today announced his support for Kilgore's presumed run for governor.
The race is not until 2005.
Kilgore is expected to face the state's Democrat Lieutenant Governor, Tim Kaine.
Goodlatte says he is the first of Virginia's congressional delegation to publicly call on the Attorney General to run for governor.
Why an endorsement two years before the campaign?
A spokeswoman says Goodlatte thinks it's important to have a unified party going into the race.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Tax-reform]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


Meanwhile, Kilgore says the state's tax code should be modernized but that tax reform should not lead to tax increases.
Kilgore is proposing revenue sharing and a one-billion-dollar bond issue to pay for public schools.
BUT only after the economy picks up and the state's rainy day fund is replenished.
Governor Warner compared the idea to a "shell game."
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[SOT 14:47:43]
[IN Q=WE'VE GOT A NUMBER OF OTHER]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE'VE GOT A NUMBER OF OTHER PROMISES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE BY PREVIOUS LEGISLATORS LIKE FOOD TAX RELIEF, CAR TAX RELIEF SOMEHOW MAKING PROMISES YEARS OUT ARE THE KIND OF FISCAL POLICIES THAT GOT US INTO THE WORSE SHORTFALL IN VIRGINIA HISTORY.))
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[OUT Q=THE WORSE SHORTFALL IN VIRGINIA HISTORY.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner is expected to disclose his tax reform plan around Thanksgiving.
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[Tease2]
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Robin says a cool weekend's in store.
The forecast is still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus-- special delivery!
An alligator turns up at a mail facility.
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[Commercial]

[Toys]


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You probably loved playing with them as kids-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rochester, NY]


Now two classic toys make it into the toy hall of fame in Rochester, New York- Checkers and alphabet blocks join more than two dozen others inducted over the years into the Hall of fame.
Toys considered for induction must have inspired creative play and enjoyed popularity over a sustained period.
The checkers and alphabet blocks join other toy favorites such as jacks and play doh.
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[Turkey-Soda]


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No time to cook the turkey this Thanksgiving?
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[VO-NAT 08.5]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA]


How about turkey and gravy in a bottle?
Jones Soda company created the new flavor as part of a holiday promotion.. so how does it taste?
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[SOT 52]
[IN Q=]

((TASTES LIKE CHICKEN!! HA HA. NO IT DOESN'T TASTE LIKE CHICKEN. I CAN TASTE THE GRAVY.))
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=taste the gravy.]
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[VO-NAT 13 plus pad]


He also said he could taste the sugar and described the flavor as interesting.
The turkey and gravy flavored soda is a limited edition and is only available the week of Thanksgiving. Word is you can drink this soda warm or cold.
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[S-Extra]


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Friday Football Extra hits its playoff stride tonight, early highlights in a few, tech talks about the remainder of the season, and Winston Cup qualifying, but first our extra point. Ferrum takes on Christopher Newport tomorrow at one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Major League Baseball; :00]

In addition to the game fans can enjoy Hall of Fame weekend festivities that will feature new Philadelphia Phillie hurler Billy Wagner. The former Ferrum great will sign autographs from 11 - 12:30 at the baseball field. Youth teams are invited to come on out and have your picture taken with the lefty from Tannersville.
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[S-Blacksburg]


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We start down in Blacksburg where the Bruins hoped to avenge their only loss of the regular season against William Fleming in the Region III Division four semifinals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Colonels vs. Bruins; :00]


In the first quarter, Fleming's Donnell Blake takes the pigskin and scoots around the right side for a 30 yard gain inside the Bruins 20 yard line.
[SUPER=34-William Fleming/6/Blacksburg/0;]That set up Dere Hicks who hooks up with Mujuan Curtis on a 19 yard touchdo

wn pass and that would be it as Fleming wins 6-zip and advances to the Regional finals to meet Liberty.
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[S-Radford]


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Just across town in Radford, Norm Lineburg's Bobcats would try and give their longtime, legendary coach his 300th career win, but Lebanon stood in the way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Pioneers vs. Bobcats; :00]


In the fourth quarter, Lebanon leading 7-6, with 43 seconds left in the game, Radford's Josh Dunbar takes the [SUPER
=34-Radford/12/Lebanon/7;]hand off and scampers 17 yards for the touchdown.


And the Bobcats hand coach lineburg his 300th career victory with the 12-7 win in the region C Division II playoff contest.
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[S-Scores]


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Plenty more do or die playoff action coming your way on Friday Football Extra so lets get you the scores.
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[FFE Scores]

[SUPER=55-Lebanon/7/Radford/12/E. Montgomery/8/Bath Co./51/Northwood/21/Narrows/14;]



[SUPER=55-Giles/22/George Wythe/26/Richlands/13/Magna Vista/20/William Fleming/6/Blacksburg/0;]



[SUPER=55-Liberty/17/Heritage/14/William Campbell/46/Cumberland/12/Fort Defiance/27/Western Albemarle/23;]



[SUPER=55-St. Anne's/21/Lynchburg/7/Harrisonburg/10/Liberty-Bealeton/17/Carroll Co./27/Abingdon/21;]



[SUPER=55-R.E. Lee Springfield/7/Robinson/35/Mt. Vernon/0/James Madison/26/Herndon/0/Westfield/34;]



[SUPER=55-Grundy/34/Fieldale-Collinsville/27/St. Paul/Sat./J.I. Burton/1:30/Castlewood/Sat./Twin Springs/1:30;]



[SUPER=55-Powell Valley/Sat./Gate City/1:30/Rye Cove/Sat./Haysi/1:30/Monticello/Sat./Handley/1:30;]



[SUPER=55-Martinsville/Sat./Graham/2:00////////;]



[S-Adam]


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The Military Classic of the South kicks off at 1:30 tomorrow in Charlotte as VMI tries to finish 7 and 5 with a win over the Citadel.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]

Field position will be crucial. VMI and former Patrick Henry star Adam Peters has been solid for the Keydets this season. His 39.8 yards per punt leads the Big South and he is 33rd in the nation, not bad for a freshman.
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[SUPER=01-Adam Peters/39.75 Yard Punting Average; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cal McCombs/VMI Head Coach; :13]
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[OUT Q=.....have him here"]
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[VO-NAT]


Peters has had to juggle football, a strenuous school work load and being a rat on post.
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[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=....that's a key"]
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[S-Tech]


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Virginia Tech takes on Big east dormat Temple tomorrow at one PM. The Hokies have lost two of their last three but Frank Beamer says there is a ton of football still left to play.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/11 and 2 Against Temple; :00]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=...interested in right now."]
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[S-Oyster]


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Tomorrow, 8 and 1 Bridgewater makes the trip to Hampton to play Catholic in the annual Oyster Bowl. It's a chance for the Eagles to improve the team and the school.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think it's...]
[SUPER=01-Michael Clark/Bridgewater Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...hone on some things."]
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[S-Truck]


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Bobby Hamilton won the Ford 200, the final Craftsman Truck Series race of the season today, but the hot topic was the fact the finish marked the most controversial end to the tightest title race in the series history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Homestead, FL/SPEED; :00]


A fifth caution forced a restart with two laps left in the race. Travis Kvapil, Ted Musgrave and Dennis Setzer were tied for the points championship with the tiebreaker going to Musgrave approaching the restart. But Musgrave pulled alongside Setzer BEFORE they reached the starting line. NASCAR black flagged him for the illegal move which cost him a chance at the title. Kvapil won the points championship, Setzer was second and Musgrave a dejected third. Lots of cursing went on afterwards, but not from Jon Wood who finished the season an impressive fifth in points.
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[SUPER=01-Jon Wood/Finshied 8th in Race, 5th in Points; :00]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=..keeping i9t clean man"]
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[S-Qualify]


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Matt Kenseth has already locked up the Winston Cup points championship, so not much drama to the final race of the season at the Homestead as the racing weekend began with qualifying today for Sunday's Ford 400.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Homestead, FL/SPEED; :00]


Jamie McMurray broke in the new banking at Homestead with a hot lap at 181.11 miles per hour to grab his first pole of the season. Now your starting lineup for Sunday's race.
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[GO TO QUALIFYING BOARDS]
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[SUPER=0107-1. Jamie McMurray/181.111/2. Bobby Labonte//3. Brian Vickers//4. Ryan Newman//5. Jeff Gordon//;]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Kevin Harvick//7. Kurt Busch//8. Joe Nemechek//9. Jeremy Mayfield//10. Jimmie Johnson//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Rusty Wallace//12. Larry Foyt//13. Tony Stewart//14. Terry Labonte//15. Casey Mears/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Jimmy Spencer//17. Mike Skinner//18. Dave Blaney//19. Tony Raines//20. Bill Elliott//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Johnny Benson//22. John Andretti//23. Michael Waltrip//24. Ward Burton//25. Greg Biffle//;]
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[SUPER=0107-26. Jeff Green//27. Scott Wimmer//28. Ron Hornaday//29. Elliott Sadler//30. Ricky Rudd//;]
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[SUPER=0107-31. Kevin Lepage//32. Dale Jarrett//33. Hermie Sadler//34. Todd Bodine//35. Steve Park//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Jeff Burton//37. Matt Kenseth/Prov/38. Dale Earnhardt, Jr./Prov/39. Robby Gordon/Prov/40. Mark Martin/P

rov/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Sterling Marlin/Prov/42. Ricky Craven/Prov/43. Mike Wallace/Prov/;]
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[oc...last name]
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[Gator-Mail]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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You could call it mail with a tail in Milwaukee.
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[VO-NAT 14.5]
[SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI]


after an alligator turns up at a Milwaukee airport mail facility.
A clerk noticed a loose end on a box and when he looked closer he saw the nose of the gator.
The three foot gator got out- but workers were able to recapture it.
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((JOE MCPHERSON/POSTAL MANAGER: NORMALLY THIS IS NOT WHAT WE SEE. WE'RE USED TO SEEING BIRDS COMING THROUGH, ROOSTERS COMING THROUGH. )) [BUTT TO1:06 ] ((this is SOMETHING WELL OUT OF THE ORDINARY.. ESPECIALLY IN THIS AREA.))
[SUPER=01-Joe McPherson/Postal Manager;]
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[OUT Q=IN THIS AREA.]
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The gator got lots of attention from curious postal workers.
It's still not clear who sent the gator. (------------)