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Coming up on News 7-
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Water water everywhere and it could get worse.
Flooding in several parts of the region-
All eyes on the Santa Barbara airport tonight- will Michael Jackson surrender there?
and is the FCC doing anything about complaints over a racy fashion show?
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Floodwaters are still rising tonight. Evacuations are underway in the New River Valley.
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[Giles-Flooding]


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Giles County emergency workers have rescued more than half a dozen people by boat tonight- in the Wolf Creek Region.
High waters have now spread to the town of Narrows.
New River Valley bureau chief Rachel DePompa has a look at how the town's coming together to fight mother nature.


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[SUPER=01-Jerry Frazier/Anna's Restuarant;:15]
[SUPER=01-Claydon Davis/Narrows Mayor;:32]
[SUPER=@Rachel2;:40]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Gautier/Narrows Police Chief; 1:03]
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[OUT Q=Rachel DePompa News 7]

((It's one of the town's most popular restaurants... but on this night it looks more like an abandoned building.
NATS TRUCK: 1:42:00:00 FLOAT...
The city dump truck and fire department racing against rushing waters.
NATS WATER 1:38:45:00

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[SOT:1:43:47:00 ]
[IN Q=The fire department]

((JERRY FRAZIER: THE FIRE DEPARTMENT THE CITIZENS, THE POLICE OFFICERS. EVERYONE'S JUST COME IN AND HELPED US MOVE EVERYTHING OUT. TAKE IT UPSTAIRS TO GET IT UP HIGHER. EVERYONE'S JUST BEEN WONDERFUL)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=been wonderful.]


The little town of Narrows is facing a narrow deadline. The New River's expected to crest at 3 this morning... after rising another 10 feet.

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[SOT:1:45:09:00]
[IN Q=We don't]

(( MAYOR CLAYDON DAVIS: WE DON'T WANT WHAT WE'RE FACING OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS BUT, WE'RE TRYING TO PREPARE FOR IT SANDBAGGING AND SO FORTH AT DIFFERENT BUSINESSES. )) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q= a different businesses.]


The Town football field is already under 6 feet of water. The town park, drowning as well. Even the police department is surrounded by water. Everyone and everything preparing for even more.

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[SOT:1:44:33:00]
[IN Q=We've gone through]

((JERRY FRAZIER: WE'VE GONE THROUGH IT ONE OTHER TIME. WE KIND OF NOW WHAT TO EXPECT. BUT YEAH WE'VE ALL BEEN HOPING AND PRAYING IT WOULD MISS US, BUT IT'S JUST NOT GOING TO DO IT THIS TIME.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=this time.]


The police chief is warning everyone to be careful.

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[SOT:1:35:30:00 ]
[IN Q=Please say in.]

((TOMMY GAUTIER: PLEASE SAY IN... DON'T TRY TO COME OUT AND DRIVE ON THE ROAD. WE'RE HAVING A LOT OF PROBLEM WITH THEM TRYING TO DRIVE THROUGH THE WATER. THAT'S THE MAIN PROBLEM RIGHT NOW. IF YOU NEED HELP STAY IN JUST CALL THE GILES COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND WE'LL TRY TO GET HELP TO YOU.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=to help to you.]


Most in Narrows say they won't be sleeping tonight. Rachel DePompa News 7.))


[Shelter]


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Giles County has opened a shelter at Narrows High School.
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5 people had checked in around 8:00 this evening, but social services is expecting many more to show up throughout the night. They have cots to sleep on and food.
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[SOT:1:27:19:00]
[IN Q=]

((CAROLYN SKIDMORE: IF PEOPLE WANT TO COME HERE TONIGHT. WE'LL BE HERE AND IF THEY CAN'T GET HOME THEY'RE MORE THAN WELCOME TO SAY WITH US UNTIL THE PROBLEM CHANGES. CAROLYN SPARKS: 1:29:49:00 I COULD GET HOME NO, I CAME HOME IN FROM WORK THIS EVENING AND WENT ACROSS THE RIVER AND THEY WOULDN'T LET ME THROUGH. I LIVE IN WOLF CREEK AND I CAN'T GET THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Carolyn Skidmore/Giles Co. Social Services]
[SUPER=01-Carolyn Sparks/Wolf Creek Road Resident]
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[OUT Q=can't get there]
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Officials are urging anyone who needs a place to stay to come to the high school. It will be open all night.
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[SS=HOLD]


Trouble also tonight on the Radford University Campus.
Students tell us the New River rushed into a student parking lot near the Dedmon Center.
Dozens of cars have been damaged.

[Schools]


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Todays flooding means changes for some schools tomorrow.
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[Rockbridge-Flooding]


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For residents of one community in Rockbridge County, flooding has become a sight that is far too common. And as Richard Lesko reports, some are ready to pack up, and move on.
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[SUPER=01-Johnny Noel/South River Resident; 1:00]
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(( Deja vu for residents along the South River in Rockbridge County. One night in September, Hurricane Isabel dumped nearly a foot of rain on the area, and Wednesday the community got hit with flooding again. The water wasn't nearly as high or as strong, and this time, the storm hit during the day. That gave residents in low-lying areas time to get out safely.
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[IN Q=You can't really see...]

((BOB WEIKEL/ROCKBRIDGE CO. EMERGENCY SERVICES; YOU CAN'T REALLY SEE WHERE YOU'RE GOING, OR WHAT YOU'RE DOING WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO EVACUATE, AND IT'S A LOT MORE DANGEROUS FOR THE RESIDENTS THAT WAY, AND ALSO THE RESPONDERS))
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[OUT Q=also the responders.]

When the floodwaters hit, some residents took the opportunity to navigate the hazards of their backyards, but others said simply, enough is enough.
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[IN Q=It's time to move...]

((JOHNNY NOEL/SOUTH RIVER RESIDENT; IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON, FIND AN APARTMENT OR SOMETHING. JUST GET OUT OF HERE.))
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[OUT Q=get out of here.]

Johnny Noel lost his home in Isabel's fury, and his has been living in campers since then. When the water from the South River started threatening again, he made plans to pack up and not look back.
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[IN Q=I can't take no more...]

((JOHNNY NOEL/SOUTH RIVER RESIDENT; I CAN'T TAKE NO MORE, BUDDY. AND I THINK THE WORST PART FOR ME IS MY KIDS. I KNOW IT'S HARD ON THEM. IT'S TIME TO GET, IT'S NOT WORTH IT.))
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[OUT Q=it's not worth it.]

While some residents will be looking for higher ground, for those who will stay, there's not much to do except wait for the water to recede, and try to clean up, once again. Richard Lesko, News 7, Rockbridge County.))


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More than a dozen counties in West Virginia are under a state of emergency.
[SUPER=03-Putnam Co., WV]


A dramatic rescue in Putnam County was caught on tape.
A woman drove past police barricades and was caught in rushing water.
Luckily, rescuers were nearby. They smashed a window and pulled the woman to safety.
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Fire means more work for a home already under renovation.
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Firefighters believe the blaze on Dale Avenue started in the kitchen this evening.
Damaged was contained to the back of the house and no one was injured.
The fire's under investigation.
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[Deer-Hunting]


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Much has been said ever since Roanoke began using sharp shooters to kill deer within city limits.
Since it began last week, several residents have said they're afraid it's unsafe.
But one member of the Roanoke deer task force says those fears are unfounded. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here to tell us why. Justin?
Jean, Joe Schupp says the proof is in the numbers.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
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Long before the task force made a recommendation to use sharp shooters, members researched to see how safe it is in other localities.
We did the same and found out, so far so good.
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((((NAT SOUND OF LYNCHBURG VIDEO OF THE SHARPSHOOTERS DRIVING AROUND))
If you want to know how successful a deer management program can be, just look at the city of Lynchburg.
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[IN Q=We're probably one]

((MAJOR JACK LEWIS/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPT.: WE'RE PROBABLY THE FIRST PLACE IN THE STATE THAT ENTERED INTO THIS KIND OF VENTURE.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=kind of venture]


A venture that has been going strong now for more than a decade. [LYNCHBURG GRAPHIC]
Since 1992, sharpshooters hired by the city have killed several thousand deer without incident.
The police department says there's a reason why.
[SOT 4:30]
[IN Q=There are some]

((MAJOR JACK LEWIS/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPT.: THERE ARE SOME NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE DEER ARE GOING TO BE WHERE WE WILL NEVER FIRE A SHOT BECAUSE IT CAN'T BE DONE SAFELY.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=can't be done safely]


Other communities in our region have had similar success with sharpshooters. [BLACKSBURG GRAPHIC]
The town of Blacksburg sends out police officers several times a year and kills on average 280 deer a year. [BEDFORD GRAPHIC]
The city of Bedford also uses police officers and in two years has killed more than a 150 deer. [MARTINSVILLE GRAPHIC]
The city of Martinsville goes a step further and allows citizen's to shoot deer with a bow and arrow within city limits after obtaining a special permit. [BACK TO VIDEO]
No matter what method is used, they all have something in common, there have been no incidents or problems.
A member of the Roanoke deer task force says that proves sharpshooting works.
[SOT 5:56:11]
[IN Q=They've looked]

((JOE SCHUPP/ROANOKE DEER TASK FORCE: THEY'VE LOOKED INTO THIS AND IT'S SAFE OPPORTUNITY AND IT IS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL TO TAKE CARE OF THE DEER HERDS THAT ARE CONSTANTLY GROWING IN THE CITIES AND THE WHOLE STATE.)) [Runs13]
[OUT Q=and the whole state]))
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All the localities we talked to that have deer management programs say safety is their top priority.
They point out shooters are highly trained and will not fire in areas that are considered unsafe like downtown or on the side of the road.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Jean, Blacksburg and Lynchburg also allow residents to hunt deer with a bow and arrow but the number killed is less than a dozen a year.
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Where's Michael?
Still ahead on News 7, police in California wait for the pop superstar to turn himself.
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Plus some called it provocative... others obscene. The latest fight over the latest Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
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[OUT Q=...THE BIG 7."]

((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Express stays perfect this season at the Roundhouse. Lebron and the Cavs try to throw down on the Wizards inside the phone booth. A 14 year signs to play pro soccer with DC United, while Kevin Jones is named a semi-finalist for the Doak Walker awar

d. That and more tonight on the Big 7.))[Jackson]


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An arrest warrant is out for Michael Jackson- on multiple counts of child molestation.
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Tonight media helicopters hovered over the Santa Barbara airport waiting to see if Jackson would arrive, but no word on whether he did.
The arrest warrant comes one day after police swarmed through Jackson's Neverland ranch seizing evidence.
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((THE SERVICE OF THE WARRANT WAS PART OF AN ONGOING CRIMINAL MISCONDUCT ON THE PART OF MICHAEL JACKSON.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Anderson/Santa Barbara Co., CA Sheriff ;]
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[OUT Q=of Michael Jackson.]
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[Vo-nat 14.5]
Jackson could be in seclusion still in Las Vegas as his new high profile lawyer Mark Geragos negotiates Jackson's surrender to California authorities.
[Super=03-Las Vegas, NV;]


Fans gathered outside the studio where Jackson has been working.
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[IN Q=He needs]

((HE NEEDS ALL THE SUPPPORT HE CAN GET. HE NEEDS TO KNOW WE'RE BEHIND HIM 100 PERCENT.))
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After the police news conference a Jackson spokesman called the allegations malicious and false- saying Michael would quote never harm a child in any way.
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[CBS-Jackson]


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CBS has pulled the plug on Michael Jackson- It will not air a special feature on the pop star next week, saying it would be inappropriate in view of the new allegations.
Michael Jackson Number Ones was to air one week from tonight.
A network statement says CBS is mindful that Jackson is innocent until proven guilty and may run the special once the case goes through the legal system.

[Victoria's Secret-FCC]


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Tonight's CBS special, the Victoria Secret fashion show --where skin was the biggest fashion statement-- is once again under fire.
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[VO-NAT]

But family and women's groups aren not just targeting C-B-S. They say the agency in charge of monitoring the T-V industry, the FCC is also to blame. The Parents Television Council believes the F-C-C ignored its complaints about last year's broadcast.
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[IN Q=we filed thousands of indecency complaints;]

((TIM WINTER/ PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL WE FILED THOUSANDS OF INDECENCY COMPLAINTS WITH THE F-C-C, AND THE IRONIC THING IS HERE WE ARE A YEAR LATER AND WE HAVE NOT HEARD BACK ON ONE SINGLE COMPLAINT FROM THE F-C-C YET.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Winter/ Parents Television Council;]
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[OUT Q=one single complaint from the FCC yet;]
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The F-C-C says it responds to every formal complaint. And at least one commissioner from the agency urged that new indecency guidelines be written after last year's show.
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[21-day-rule]


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Virginia is one step closer to ruling out the nation's most restrictive limit on the introduction of new evidence to prove one's innocence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The State Crime Commission voted unanimously today to abolish the 21-day-rule.
In its place, the Commission is recommending no time limit at all.
The proposal still has to pass both houses of the General Assembly where it is expected to meet some opposition.
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[SOT 04:56:42]
[IN Q=IT WILL BE A BIG STEP IN THE COMMONWEALTH]

((DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH/STATE CRIME COMMISSION: IT WILL BE A BIG STEP IN THE COMMONWEALTH AND IT WON'T COME QUICKLY. IT MAY NOT HAPPEN THIS YEAR BUT I DO BELIEVE AS PEOPLE EXAMINE THE FACTS OVER TIME PEOPLE WILL REALIZE THE 21-DAY RULE IS ARCHAIC AND NEEDS TO BE CHANGED.))
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[OUT Q=IS ARCHAIC AND NEEDS TO BE CHANGED.]
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Virginia's 21-day-rule has been the law for 27 years.
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A big employer gets bigger.
The details on new jobs in the area when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus have an extra million for your Christmas shopping this year? You could pick up some giant gems.
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[Commercial]

[Schrader-Bridgeport]


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New jobs and a whole lot of money are headed to one of Altavista's long-time corporate citizens.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Altavista]


Schrader-Bridgeport announced last summer it would spend five million dollars expanding its Altavista plant and adding 50 new jobs.
Today, the town, Campbell County and the state kicked in some cash to make that possible.
All together, the company will get about 350-thousand dollars over the next three years to help with the expansion.
Schrader-Bridgeport makes valves for the automotive industry.. it currently employs about 280 people.
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[Internet]


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The United States leads the world in a lot of things, but not in Internet Access.
There it is the Scandanavian countries that rank the tops.
According to a United Nations agency, Sweden has the largest percentage of its citizens online, followed by Denmark and Iceland.
South Korea comes in fourth followed by Norway at fifth.
The U-S comes in eleventh- largely because of high prices and a comparatively primitive mobile phone system.

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The Express looks to stay perfect at the Roundhouse. Kevin Jones is a walker finalist. LeBron tries his hand against the Wizards and a 14 year old signed a big pro contract. But first your Extra Point -
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Former big league pitcher Ken Brett, one of many athletes who starred in the classic MIller Lite commercials, is dead tonight at the age of 53. George Brett's older brother passed away after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He pitched 14 years in the big leagues. Now your scores.
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The Roanoke Express hit the ice for a little hump day action tonight as the hottest team in the ECHL welcomed Las Vegas to town. The Wranglers have former Express player Cam Bristow on their roster.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wranglers vs. Express; :00]

The Express was anxious to hop into action as the team looked to stay unbeaten in the Roundhouse. In the first period - the Express got a goal from Rick Kowalsky,and then this Shawn Limpright tally from the right side at the 4:38 mark of the first to make it 2-to-nothing.
[super=38-Las Vegas/2/Roanoke/4;]

Vegas didn't care much the goal and tried to mix it up with Shawn later, but Roanoke gets the 4 to 2 win.
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Roanoke is at Greensboro on Friday night.

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The Hokies Kevin Jones will have to decide whether or not he wants to come back for his senior season and obliterate the Tech record book. Last week he topped the 3000 yard mark for his career,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/November 8; ]

and tonight he has been named one of 8 semi-finalists for the Doak Walker Award. The award is given to the best running back in college football. He has 12 hundred and 54 yards and 15 Tds so far this season. He is just 150 yards away from the all-time single season rushing record of 1403 yards set in 1981 by Cyrus Lawrence.

All season long Jones has let his play on the field do his talking.
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[OUT Q=...IF YOU'RE THE BEST."]
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[vo nat con't]
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Jones is one of three Juniors in the final 8, but his biggest competition may come from senior Quincy Wilson of West Virginia.
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In the NBA tonight - LeBron James brought his traveling road show to the MCI Center in downtown DC to take on the reshaped and in ways much improved Washington Wizards.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Comcast; :00]

Lebron would waste no time - making his mark in this one as he leads the break and sets up Ricky Davis for the alleyoop slam. Davis finished the night with 13 points. In transition Darius Miles makes the steal and lobs the ball to the hoops - Lebron flies in for a two handed reverse slam. The rookie finished with a game high 28 points. But this was a game for old folks - Kwame Brown - himself a former number one pick who went straight to the pros out of his high
[super=32-Cleveland/95/Washington/106/James - 28 Points;]

school in Brunswick, Georgia gets a double-double and the Wizards win it 106-to-95.
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[S-Adu]


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The women's pro soccer league folded earlier this year leaving hundreds of aspiring young girls with nowhere to pursue their dreams. Today, one young boy decided not to take any chances on getting his dreams shattered. 14 year old world soccer prodigy Freddy Adu signed a multi-year deal with the MLS.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]


Adu will play for DC-United choosing the MLS over several offers from the top European clubs. He will become the youngest player in the modern era of professional sports teams when he makes his debut next season.
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UVa and Georgia Tech meet this Saturday in a game Virginia must have to keep from having a losing conference record.
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[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00]


The yellow Jackets enter the game at 6 and 4 overall and 4 and 3 in the ACC. The Rambling Wreck is ranked 23rd in the nation in scoring and rush defense but has given up an average of 31 points in its last two games.
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[go to college pinnacle] The Cavs are seven point favorites for the Noon game that you can watch right here on WDBJ-7 Saturday. Right after that one we'll have LSU and Ole Miss for the SEC West title.
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[go to nfl pinnacle] Sunday's NFL action including the Falcons and Titans. Michael Vick is expected to play some even though he slightly turned his ankle today in the morning walk through.
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Liberty University is changing that LU logo that's been the school's brand since achieving University status in 1985.
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Today, the Flames unveiled a new uptown design that the school hopes will give athletics a new identity. The logo was designed by Lynchburg's Prototype Advertising. The new logo will be used on all athletic uniforms, publications, merchandise and marketing.
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The biggest sapphire in the world is going on the auction block.
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The almost 479 carat gem was previously owned by Queen Marie of Romania and is expected to fetch about 1 point 3 million dollars.
The sapphire will be auctioned off along with the world's largest oval-cut diamond which weighs 64 carats.
Famed jeweler Harry Winston bought the sapphire in 1947. (------------)