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Coming up on News 7-
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Two U-S soldiers are dead in one of the most gruesome attacks in Iraq. A true sign of moving forward at the site of New York City's World Trade Center. And fresh or frozen? What's preferred for the Thanksgiving bird.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]

Plus N-F-L scores and highlights. News 7 is next.

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It's not clear if two U-S soldiers were dead or alive when Iraqi teens apparently dragged them from a wrecked vehicle and pounded their bodies with concrete.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Iraq-Latest]


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Two American troops are dead after a gruesome daylight attack. Lisa Barron has more on what is becoming an increasingly deadly resistance in Iraq.
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[SUPER=01-Lisa Barron/CBS News; :42]
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((NATSOT CROWDS

THE ATTACK CAME IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, AS THE TWO SOLDIERS DROVE THROUGH THE NORTHERN CITY OF MOSUL. ACCORDING TO A RELIABLE REPORT, A CROWD THREW ROCKS AT THEIR VEHICLE, CAUSING THEM TO HAVE AN ACCIDENT. THEY WERE LATER FOUND WITH BULLET HOLES IN THEIR HEADS; THEIR THROATS HAD BEEN SLIT. AN UNUSUALLY GRUESOME ATTACK, IN A COUNTRY WHERE MORE THAN 180 AMERICAN TROOPS HAVE BEEN KILLED IN ACTION SINCE MAY 1, WHEN PRESIDENT BUSH ANNOUNCED MAJOR COMBAT OPERATIONS OVER. WITNESSES SAY LOCAL RESIDENTS STOLE ITEMS FROM THE DEAD MEN'S POCKETS AND PUMMELED THEIR BODIES. MEANWHILE, ANOTHER SOLDIER WAS KILLED BY A ROADSIDE BOMB IN THE CITY OF BAQOUBA, SOME 30 MILES NORTH OF BAGHDAD.
(ON CAMERA, LISA BARRON, BAGHDAD)

ON THE STREETS AND IN ARMY BARRACKS.., INCIDENTS LIKE THESE CAN ONLY FURTHER DEMORALIZE AMERICAN TROOPS HERE. THE LATEST FIGURES SHOW 17 SERVICEMEN HAVE COMMITTED SUICIDE SINCE THE HEIGHT OF THE WAR IN APRIL. THE COMMANDER OF COALITION GROUND FORCES ORDERED A MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT TEAM TO COME IRAQ AND HELP. THE CLIMBING CASUAULTY COUNT HAS MADE THE US MILITARY ANXIOUS TO LEAVE- BUT SO FAR THERE'S NO CLEAR DEPARTURE DATE -- OR EXIT STRATEGY. WHILE LEADERS HAVE STEPPED UP THE TIMETABLE FOR HANDING OVER POWER TO THE IRAQIS... THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DECISION FROM THE US BACKED GOVERNING COUNCIL IN RECENT DAYS- THE APPOINTMENT OF A NEW AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES. LB CBS NEWS BAGHDAD))


[Afghan-Crash]


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Five U-S soldiers were killed and several others hurt, when their helicopter crashed today in Afghanistan. It happened near the American military headquarters north of the Afghan capital, Kabul. Seven other soliders were hurt in the crash. U-S Central Command says the soldiers were involved in an ongoing military operation, called "Mountain Resolve,'' taking place in the eastern part of the country. The crash is now under investigation.

[L'burg-Murder]


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An arrest has been made in the murder of a Lynchburg woman whose body was found near downtown yesterday.
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Two passersby discovered 44-year-old Linda Brooks Kirkland dead behind a vacant building at the corner of 12th and Grace Streets.
Police are not saying how she died.
This morning, they arrested 22-year-old Thando (TAHN-doh) "George" Khumalo (koo-MAHL-oh) of Lynchburg and charged him with Kirkland's murder.
Investigators say the two appeared to have known each other... the area where Kirkland's body was found is a known hangout for homeless persons.
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[Valley-Ridge]


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Some 250 Alleghany County residents have been battling their water system for the past year. Last week's heavy rains have now contaminated their well and as Jennifer Wishon reports, many say they've reached the boiling point.
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(( ((NAT SOUND OF FAUCET RUNNING.)) Valley Ridge residents are back to boiling their water, and the water isn't the only thing boiling over.
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((JANA PULLIN: RIGHT AFTER WE HAD THE BIG RAIN STORM ON WEDNESDAY THE WATER HAS JUST BEEN AWFUL, ABSOLUTELY AWFUL.))
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Pullin, along with other Valley Ridge residents say no one contacted them about the water notice.
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[IN Q=I did not know]

((JANA PULLIN: I DID NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT UNTIL I WENT TO WORK AND MY BOSS CAME UP TO ME AND SAID JANA YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO DRINK THE WATER, YOU'RE NOT EVEN SUPPOSED TO BRUSH YOUR TEETH IN IT AND I'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR DAYS AND I WAS SHOCKED.))
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Valley Ridge Water owner Doodlebug Dressler has been buying water from Alleghany County since July. County officials say last weeks heavy rains led to the contamination of the well. ((NAT SOUND OF THE TOILET FLUSHING.)) Residents say they feel like the money they're spending on their water bill is going down the same drain as their dirty water. But having to boil water isn't anything new.
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[IN Q=My cousin lives ]

((JOSH CRAFT: MY COUSIN LIVES RIGHT UP THE HILL WITH A BRAND NEW BABY AND THIS HAPPENED BACK IN JULY OR AUGUST AND SHE WAS AFRAID TO GIVE THE BABY A BATH.))
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A few businesses and Alleghany High School are also affected by the current water notice.
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((JOSH CRAFT: I COACH AT THE HIGH SCHOOL, I COACH THE THEATER DEPARTMENT AND WHEN I CAME IN FOR A REHEARSAL ON FRIDAY NIGHT THERE WERE SIGNS ON THE WATER FOUNTAINS SAYING DO NOT DRINK THE WATER.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: DRESSLER SAYS THAT HE DID NOTIFY HIS CUSTOMERS BY RADIO, NEWSPAPER AND A NEWSLETTER HE PERSONALLY SENT OUT. HE SAYS THE SYSTEM IS CURRENTLY BEING FLUSHED AND EXPECTS THE ENTIRE PROBLEM WILL BE CLEANED UP BY THE FIRST OF DECEMBER. JENNIFER WISHON, NEWS 7, ALLEGHANY COUNTY.))
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[County-Police]


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Roanoke County is celebrating a milestone for its police deparment. At a ceremony in Colorado Springs last night, the P-D earned national accreditation, with a 97-percent compliance rate. This is the fourth time the police department has received accreditation.

[Warner-Tax]


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Governor Mark Warner is expected to reveal his tax reform plan tomorrow.
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The Governor says he hopes to put the Commonwealth back on the path of financial stability and create a tax code that's fair for all Virginians.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I THINK IT IS A GREAT PLAN, IT IS WHAT WE NEED. WE'VE STUDIED THIS ISSUE FOR 20 YEARS AND I THINK IT WOULD BE A WRONG CHOICE IF WE PUNTED ON THIS AGAIN AND SAID WELL LET'S JUST LEAVE THIS TO THE NEXT GOVERNOR, THE NEXT LEGISLATURE. I'M READY TO ROLL UP MY SLEEVES AND WORK WITH MEMBERS IN BOTH PARTIES TO GET IT DONE BECAUSE IT'S IN THE BEST INTEREST OF VIRGINIA.))
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Analysts say the governor will have to include tax cuts in his plan in order to push it through a Republican controlled legislature. Warner says if lawmakers can't agree on a tax reform package by March he may call a special session until the job is finished.
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Up next on the newscast, a sign that life is finally getting back to normal in New York.
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and is big brother watching over war protests? An F-B-I practice is drawing criticism from some top senators.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports office. Coming up later, Dallas Cowboys up to take charge in the NFC. Tech plummets in the polls after another embarrassing loss, while UVA talks Tangerine. Plus, Roanoke College hoops from Salem. All that and more on the way in sports.))

[WTC-Train]


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Commuter service is back on track at the World Trade Center site in New York.
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Governor of New Jersey were among the first passengers to arrive at the temporary World Trade Center PATH station. The station was among the many landmarks that were destroyed two years ago in the September Eleventh terrorist attacks.
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[IN Q=so what we do]

((JIM MCGREEVEY/(D) NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR: SO WHAT WE DO HERE TODAY IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT. WE HAVE NOT YIELDED TO THE TERRORISTS, WE'VE INVESTED IN OUR INFRASTUCTURE, REBUILDING OUR COMMERCE, BUT ALSO BUILDING A STRONGER COMMUNITY.))
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The reopening capped a 566-million project to restore rail service between New Jersey and Lower Manhattan. Many commuters who once rode the trains regularly to jobs in downtown Manhattan are expected to be back on Monday morning, during rush hour.
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[FBI-Tactics]


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Some Senators are voicing their concern about new F-B-I tactics that involve collecting detailed files on anti-war demonstrators. Randall Pinkston has more.
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((IN THE WEEKS BEFORE OCTOBER'S ANTI-WAR PROTESTS IN WASHINGTON AND SAN FRANCISCO, THE FBI REPORTELDY ASKED LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO TO BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY, AND ANARCHISTS INTENT ON VIOLENCE.
skeptics charge, with heigtened concerns about potential terror attacks, IN THE AFTERMATH OF SEPTEMBER 11TH, THE AGENCY MAY BE CROSSING THE LINE... FROM PROTECTING PUBLIC SAFETY...TO VIOLATING the CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS of FREE SPEECH.
(SOT: SEN. THOMAS DASCHLE) I'm very concerned over the reports that the FBI maybe acautlly monitoring people participat

ing in democracy. They ought to be fighting crime.
(vo# 2) AN FBI SPOKESMAN TOLD CBS NEWS THAT, AS PART OF A WEEKLY INTELLIGENCE NEWSLETTER, IT TOLD LOCAL POLICE DEPA

RTMENTS ABOUT TRAINING AND FUNDRAISING METHODS USED BY SOME ANTI-WAR GROUPS... BECAUSE
"Where several thousand peolpe are gathered for a peace demonstration... (it's) a target for terrorist groups.."
"0ur (FBI) interest is only on individuals or groups that will be invovled in volent or criminal activities.
(SOT: ERIC FREEDMAN/ HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL ) We've been here before and it hasn't worked.
(VO#3) IT HAPPENED IN THE 60'S AND 70'S WHEN THE FBI, THEN UNDER J. EDGAR HOOVER, KEPT FILES ON ANTI-WAR PROTESTERS

, CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS AND OTHERS WHO CHALLENGED THE U.S. GOVERNMENT.
THEN AND NOW, SAY CRITICS, THE FBI'S METHODS MAY BE COUNTERPRODUCTIVE.
(SOT: ERIC FREEDMAN/ HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY ) No terrorists in their right mind are going to call attention to himself at

an anti war demonstration so you take resources that should be used in catching terorists and use them to disrupt peaceful protests. It makes no sense.
(RP CLOSE) ALREADY, SOME AMERICANS , who've attended anti-war demonstrations HAVE DISCOVERED THEIR NAMES ARE ON A NO-F

LY LIST..designed to keep terrorists off airplanes... SAY THEY'VE DONE NOTHING OTHER ATTEND PROTESTS IN OPPOSITION TO U.S. MILITARY AND POLITICAL POLICIES. RANDALL PINKSTON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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Up next on the newscast, it's turkey time again, but which type will you choose?
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and also, it's beginning to look at lot like SKI season out West. A record amount of snow has these slopes opening shop early.
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[Commercial]

[Talkin'-Turkey]


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It's the time of year that people start talkin' turkey.
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But lately, consumers have been turning a cold shoulder to the frozen birds and opting for fresh meat instead. Two thirds would rather have a fresh turkey, no matter what the size.
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((ONE YEAR EVERYONE WANTS THE BIG BIRD, THE WHOLE FAMILY IS COMING OVER AND THEN THE NEXT YEAR --- AND THEN THEY WANT S

MALLER TURKEYS.))
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Consumers are choosing the fresh birds for a variety of reasons. Many are free range, meaning they are able to walk around and build muscle. And there are organic turkeys fed grain with no pesticides or herbicides. 45 million turkeys will be sold this Thanksgiving both fresh and frozen.
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[Kid-Deer]


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A 13- year- old Botetourt County boy scored some big points in the national forest Friday.
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Scott Shires has been hunting with his father since he was nine- years- old. Friday he shot a 15 point buck with a 24 inch spread.
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((SCOTT SHIRES: HE COME ACROSS THE RIDGE AND I JUST PUT HIM IN THE SITES AND SHOT HIM.)) ((BOBBY SHIRES: I WAS ABOUT 60 YARDS FROM HIM WHEN HE SHOT THIS THING AND I SAW HIM GO OVER THE HILLSIDE THERE AND I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. WHEN I WALKED OVER THERE ALL I SEEN WAS TEETH AND A SMILE. HE WAS JUST GRINNING EAR TO EAR OVER IT. I TOLD HIM RIGHT THEN IT WAS JUST UNBELIEVABLE WHAT HE GOT THERE, I MEAN SOME PEOPLE HUNT ALL THEIR LIVES AND NEVER SEE SOMETHING LIKE THIS.))
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Scott killed the deer with a single shot on National Forest land in Roanoke County. His story will be featured in a hunting magazine and he plans to enter his prize into a hunting contest in Richmond.
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[Food-Bank]


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For eight years, the American Bikers Advocate in Training and Education group has been raising money and food for needy families during the holidays.
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This year is no different, except they've got a lot more help in their annual "Turkey Trot." Edgers on Williamson Road, K-92, and local Food Lion stores are collecting food to help out the ABATE bikers. Last year they collected nearly half a ton of food, this year is already shaping up better.
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((THIS YEAR WITH THE MOOSE LODGE WITH EDGERS WITH K92 INVOLVED WE'VE SURPASSED THAT BY FAR AND WE'RE LOOKING AT FILLING UP A 28 FOOT TRACTOR TRAILER THIS YEAR.))
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Today's Turkey Trot started at Edgers -- from there, they drove to the collection station at K-92 and then drove up Bent Mountain to the Moose Lodge in Salem. The food bank's slogan for the holidays is that, "Food should never be on someone's wish list."
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Coming up, the Cavs and Hokies head in opposite directions with 6 days left until the battle for the Commonwealth Cup, Roanoke College wins its own preseason tourney, and the UVA men prevail in their season opener, but first tonight's extra point,
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[SUPER=03-George, South Africa/TNT Sports; :00]


it's like kissing your sister. The President's Cup matches in South Africa were declared a draw after the U.S. and international teams went to a playoff. Tiger Woods and Ernie Els played three extra holes before team captains Jack Niclaus and Gary Player decided to share the Cup because of darkness. The move is unprecedented in the history of the Cup matches.
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[S-Panthers]


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The Dallas Cowboys took a major step towards wrapping up the home field advantage in the playoffs by beating the Carolina Panthers today in Big D.
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[SUPER=03-Irving, TX/Fox Sports; :00]


Quincy Carter tossed two touchdown passes including this 24 yarder to Joey Galloway to put the Boys up 10-3 in the first quarter.
Stephen Davis tied things by halftime with a short touchdown run, but Davis was held to just 59 yards rushing on the day.
[SUPER=30-Carolina/20/Dallas/24/;]

Aveion Cason gave Dallas the lead for good scoring from 16 yards out on the option as the Cowboys won it 24 to 20.
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[S-Blitz]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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Elsewhere in the NFC, the Eagles won their 6th consecutive game. Donovan McNabb went 16 of 25 for 259 yards and a touchdown as Philly beat New Orleans 33 to 20.
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Fox Sports; :]


The Falcons blew a 21 point lead against the Titans, who lost Steve McNair to a calf injury in the first half. But backup Billy Volek came on to throw just his second career touchdown pass helping Tennessee take care of Atlanta in a shootout 38 to 31.
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA/Bengals vs. Chargers; :]


Out west the Bengals kept pace with the Ravens in the AFC Norththanks to Jon Kitna and Chad Johnson. The duo hooked up on three TD strikes. Shayne Graham kicked 2 field goals for Cincinnati which won it 34 to 27.
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[S-Tech]


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Yesterday's loss has once again dropped the Hokies in the Top 25 polls. Tech falls 8 spots to number 20. The Hokies have now lost three of their last five Big East games, and one has to wonder if there's anything left in the tank for Virginia.
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[SUPER=01-Eric Green/Va. Tech Cornerback; :27]
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[OUT Q=...I DON'T LIKE TO LOSE."]
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This afternoon ABC sports announced that the start time for the Tech-UVa game this coming Saturday will be 1 o'clock.




[S-UVA]


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The Cavaliers became bowl eligible with yesteday's win over Georgia Tech. Tonight Cavalier fans are hoping that the Tangerine Bowl web site erred in placing the Yellow Jackets logo in one half of the game's matchup. In any case, the Hoos are anxious to play two more games this season.
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[SUPER=01-Al Groh/Virginia Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/Virginia Quarterback; :22]
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[OUT Q=what lies ahead."]
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The Cavaliers are an early one point favorite over the Hokies.

[S-Hoops]


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The Virginia Tech Women won in Charlottesville for the first time ever, beating Debbie Ryan and Virginia 63-62. The Tech ladies nearly squandered a 14 point lead. But UVA's Brandi Teamer missed a potential game winner. She led the Cavs with 19 points while Carrie Mason scored 18 to lead the Hokies.
The Virginia men fared a little better tonight beating Mount Saint Mary's 80 to 71.

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Roanoke College won the Salem Bank & Trust Classic today at the Bast Center giving Page Moir his 258th win at the school. Moir now needs just 2 victories to tie Ed Green for the most at the Noke.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Engineers vs. Maroons; :00]


The Maroons struggled a good part of the day with Rose-Hulman.
Early in the 2nd half, Drew Crowder spots up and buries three of his 13 points on the day from the right wing.
Later, tourney MVP Kevin Hunter goes to work down low. Hunter had a double double with 13 points and 11 boards.
[SUPER=33-Rose-Hulman/63/Roanoke/65/;]

Nyjuan Hall hit a big three down the stretch and Roanoke held on to win 65 to 63.
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[UT-Snow]


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Ski resorts in our area are getting ready to open the slopes, but some skiers are already SCHUSSING the slopes out west.
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[SUPER=03-Park City, UT;]

Record snowfall has prompted the early opening of ski resorts in Park City, Utah. Nearly 90 inches of snow has fallen this season and more is expected this weekend. The world's premier ski competition, America's Opening, is already underway at the Park City Mountain Resort. A number of other festive activities are also planned for the season, including live music and award ceremonies. (------------)