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Coming up on News 7-
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This little girl fought to survive- after a fall. We'll check in on her.
Reality at the Real World house as a woman claims rape.
Plus Roanoke's mayor says one term is enough-
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Plus a big winning lottery ticket is thrown out... but can the winners find it? and flurries this week?
News 7 at Eleven is next

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Being Thankful takes on a whole new meaning for a local girl who wasn't expected to live.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[Tessa-Milliner]

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They call her the "miracle girl."
You may remember Tessa Milliner, she is the Roanoke girl who slid down an embankement along the Roanoke River last May.
Doctors gave her very little chance of surviving but she did. [***MILLINER GRAPHIC IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Justin /BAM;]


Tonight Justin McLeod gives us an update on her condition. Justin?
Jean, Tessa just celebrated her tenth birthday.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


The celebration however was shortlived after she suffered a setback.
As a result, her mother says she has come a long way but still has a long way to go.
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[SUPER=04-May 12; :18]
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((((NAT SOUND OF TESSA SAYING "I DON'T KNOW I'VE NEVER SOLVED THIS ONE AT 10:50:30))
The fact that Tessa Milliner can play video games these days is pretty amazing when you consider her life lately has been anything but fun and games.
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[IN Q=Everybody wants to know]

((TESSA MILLINER: EVERYBODY WANTS TO KNOW HOW ARE YOU DOING? FINE.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=you doing? fine]


It hasn't always been this way.
Last May, Tessa was hiking with her mother along the Roanoke River when she leaned over to look at something and the ground gave way.
She fell 30-feet and suffered severe head injuries.
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[IN Q=We weren't given]

((SHANNON MABRY/TESSA'S MOTHER: WE WEREN'T GIVEN MUCH HOPE AT ALL THAT EVEN SHE DID WAKE UP SHE WOULD EVER FUNCTION.))
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[OUT Q=she would ever function]


Tessa beat the odds.
After spending several days in a coma, and undergoing two surgeries Tessa began showing progress.
She left the hospital a month later and was even well enough to return to school this fall.
Then in October, doctors inserted a plate in her head to repair bone damage.
[SOT 10:56:52]
[IN Q=She was just suppose]

((SHANNON MABRY/TESSA'S MOTHER: SHE WAS JUST SUPPOSE TO HAVE THE ONE SURGERY AND THAT WAS ON HALLOWEEN AND THEY ENDED UP HAVING TO DO ANOTHER ON THE SEVENTH TO REMOVE WHAT THEY HAD RECONSTRUCTED DUE TO INFECTION.)) [Runs12]
[OUT Q=due to infection]


Tessa just got out of the hospital this week and is on antibiotics.
Her long term prognosis is uncertain.
She'll have at least one more surgery, possibly two, and she continues to have developmental problems.
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[IN Q=There could be a wall]

((SHANNON MABRY/TESSA'S MOTHER: THERE COULD BE A WALL THAT SHE HITS AND THAT BE AS FAR AS SHE IS CAPABLE OF LEARNING TO SO IT'S SCARED OF WHAT IS GOING TO BE A FEW YEARS DOWN THE ROAD BUT HAPPY THE WAY THINGS ARE RIGHT NOW.)) [Runs13]
[OUT Q=ARE RIGHT NOW]))
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Right now, Tessa's head is so fragile because there is barely any bone.
She could risk further brain damage if she fails to stay off her feet and relax.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Jean, you may remember the family lost its insurance and had trouble paying Tessa's medical bills, we are happy to report she is now on Medicaid.

[Travel]


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The holiday hustle did not prove to be much of a hassle for area motorists ... but the worst may be yet to come.


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Interstate 81 was congested today, but state police say the REAL problems will be on Sunday, when everyone drives home at once.
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[IN Q=The absolute busiest]

((SGT. TOM FOSTER/STATE POLICE; THE ABSOLUTE BUSIEST DAY FOR US IS THE SUNDAY FOLLOWING THANKSGIVING. CHRISTMAS TENDS TO BE BUSY BUT A LOT STAY AT HOME DURING THE CHRISTMASTIME. IT'S THANKSGIVING THIS WEEKEND WE'RE GOING INTO RIGHT NOW IS OUR BUSIEST TIME PERIOD OF THE YEAR. ))
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[OUT Q=of the year.]
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Sunday is expected to be the Roanoke Regional Airport's busiest day of the year, too.
About 3-thousand people are expected to fly in and out.
Airport officials say this has been their best holiday weekend since 9-11.
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[Holiday-Security]


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If you are flying, put your keys, cellphone and pager in your carry on bag, wear a sweat suit and get to the airport early.
As Bill Prasad reports, those are some tips from travel experts that can save you time and a hassle-
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[SUPER=01-Charita Wade-Tucker/TSA Screener; :52]
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((ALMOST FIVE MILLION PEOPLE NATIONWIDE WILL FLY THIS THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY, UP FROM LAST YEAR. BUT CONGRESSIONAL CUTBACKS WILL MEAN ABOUT SEVEN THOUSAND FEWER FEDERAL SCREENERS ON THE JOB -- ABOUT A THIRTEEN PERCENT REDUCTION. FEDERAL OFFICIALS TELL TRAVELERS TO EXPECT LONGER LINES. Asa Hutchison/Dept of Homeland Security obviously, it's gonna be a strain on the workforce as well as potential for additional delays with the public if we do not work together to move people through TO MEET THE NEED, FIFTY-ONE THOUSAND FULL AND PART TIME T-S-A WORKERS WON'T GET TURKEY DAY OFF. AS USUAL, FEDERAL MARSHALS WILL BE ON-BOARD MANY PLANES. SINCE NINE ELEVEN THEY'VE IDENTIFIED MORE THAN EIGHT HUNDRED SUSPICIOUS PASSENGERS AND ARRESTED TWENTY-FIVE PEOPLE, NONE WERE RELATED TO TERRORISM. AS YOU MANEUVER THE AIRPORT SECURITY GAUNTLET, SCREENERS SAY YOU CAN DRESS FOR SUCCESS. Charita Wade-Tucker/TSA Screener: Sweat suits are the best travel gear to come through the checkpoint, that way you won't have to take off anything. FOR DOMESTIC FLIGHTS OFFICIALS RECOMMEND THAT YOU ARRIVE TWO HOURS EARLY, FOR INTERNATIONAL THREE HOURS EARLY. AND REMEMBER, ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO BRING TO AN AIRPORT IS YOUR PATIENCE.))

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After a year of negotiations and debate, the Reverend Jerry Falwell has moved a step closer to taking over the former Ericsson building in Lynchburg.
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Falwell wants to relocate Thomas Road Baptist Church and Lynchburg Christian Academy to the site and use the property to expand Liberty University.
City planners had concerns over traffic and how Falwell was going to use the excess space in the building.
But after going back and forth on the conditions, the planning commission tonight approved the rezoning of the property and the site plan for another 85 acres of land on Candlers Mountain.
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[SOT 18:24:33//18:23:31]
[IN Q=Citizens are going]

((WAYNE DAHLGREN/PLANNING COMMISSION CHAIRMAN: CITIZENS ARE GOING TO BE EXTREMELY WELL-SERVED BY WHAT WE DID TONIGHT. WE WERE ABLE TO CONTROL WHAT WENT ON THAT PROPERTY, AND WHAT IS GOING TO GO ON THAT PROPERTY I THINK IS GOING TO BE A BIG ADDITION TO THE CITY OF LYNCHBURG.)) ((JERRY FALWELL JR./LIBERTY U. ATTORNEY: EVERYBODY ON BOTH SIDES WERE VERY ABOVE BOARD AND WE SPENT ALMOST THE WHOLE YEAR WORKING ON IT TO MAKE SURE THERE WERE NO MISUNDERSTANDINGS OR MISTAKES AND SO I THINK WE'VE ENDED UP WITH SOMETHING HERE THAT BOTH SIDES CAN FEEL GOOD ABOUT.))
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The plan must still be approved by Lynchburg City Council.
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[Smith]


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Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith says he's proud of his tenure on city council, but today he announced he will NOT run for re-election next Spring.
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Smith says he has accomplished many of the goals he set for himself when he first ran for public office, and he believes he could win re-election.
While he acknowledged frustrations during his time on council, he said no single issue or controversy prompted his decision.
Smith told reporters he is looking for other ways to serve the city.
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[IN Q=To be mayor of this city]

((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR; TO BE MAYOR OF THIS CITY AND DO WHAT I THINK IS A PROPER JOB. IT'S A FULL-TIME JOB. AND I'VE GIVEN IT 40 TO 50 HOURS A WEEK FOR THE LAST THREE AND A HALF YEARS. I PLAN TO CONTINUE TO DO THAT FOR THE NEXT SEVEN MONTHS, BUT I HAVE TO LOOK AT THE NEXT FOUR YEARS. WILL I BE MOST EFFECTIVE IN SERVING MANKIND BEING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ROANOKE FOR FOUR MORE YEARS OR IS THERE A WAY I CAN DO BETTER?))
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[OUT Q=a way I can do better.]
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By making an early announcement, Smith says he hopes to encourage potential candidates to come forward.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Smith says he isn't leaving politics, and today he told reporters to "stay tuned."

[USS-Stump]


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Some Virginia National Guard soldiers may spend next Thanksgiving on active duty.
More than 500 soldiers of the 276th Engineer Battalion have been called up.
They may spend up to 18 months in federal service, though it's not yet been announced where they'll be deployed.


Meanwhile today, the U-S-S Stump sailed into port in Norfolk
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[VO-NAT]
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just in time for sailors to spend Thanksgiving with their families.
The Stump has not been deployed in Iraq, but instead it is part of Counter drug operations in the U-S southern Command.
Family members waited with signs as the Stump sailed into home port.
The Ship has been gone since June on a 177 day deployment.
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The worst in decades... that's what experts are saying about the upcoming flu season.
Details on that when News 7 returns.
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Plus a week after the floods, residents in Giles County get something to be thankful for-- truckloads of relief supplies and the possibility of federal help.
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[Flu]


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Doctors are warning this flu season could be the worst in decades.
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An outbreak in Colorado has already taken the lives of four children in the last two weeks.
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((SCOTT WILLIAMS/ FATHER IT HAPPENED SO QUICK AND SO SUDDEN. HE WAS FINE HE WASN'T...HE WASN'T EVEN THAT SICK HE WAS TALKING AND HE WANTED TO GET IN THE BATH))
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[OUT Q=he wanted to get in the bath;]
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Every year the flu infects up to 20 percent of Americans - more than 100-thousand end up in the hospital and 36-thousand die. Doctors say children and the elderly are the most vulnerable to getting the flu. The best way to protect yourself is to get a new flu shot every year.
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[Giles-Flooding]


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Last week's flash flood victims in the New River Valley may be getting federal help.
Virginia's Governor is urging the President to declare a federal disaster for seven communities in Southwest Virginia.
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[SUPER=03-Giles Co.]


The request includes Buchanan, Tazewell, Bland, Giles Pulaski and Smyth counties and the city of Galax. The damage is already estimated at 2 and a half million dollars. Many are still cleaning their homes and say this Thanksgiving won't be easy.
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((TERRY DICKERSON: WE'LL GO TO HIS, MY HUSBAND'S MOTHER'S FOR THANKSGIVING, BUT IT'S NOTHING LIKE NORMAL YOU KNOW, NOTHING))
[SUPER=01-Terri Dickerson/Flood Victim]
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Federal Emergency Management Officials are not expected to make a recommendation to the President for at least a month. That means flood victims may not see federal money for sometime.
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[Police-Pay]


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After months of some very public complaining, Lynchburg's police force will be getting a significant increase in pay.
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City council last night approved a plan that would spend close to a half million dollars bringing Lynchburg's police salaries more in line with the market average.
The city has seen dozens of officers leave in the last two years, lured by more money in the private sector.
Chief Charles Bennett says the new pay plan will actually save the city money in the long run.
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[SOT 14:25:30]
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((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: IT COSTS ABOUT 80-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO TRAIN A POLICE OFFICER AND WHEN THAT OFFICER DOESN'T STAY, MOVES ON TO SOME OTHER DEPARTMENT OR AREA, THEN WE LOSE THAT INVESTMENT AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO MULTIPLY 80-THOUSAND MANY TIMES TO GET TO THE INVESTMENT NOW THAT HAS BEEN COMMITTED FOR THE PAY.))
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[OUT Q=committed for the pay.]
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The average yearly increase for the department will be more than 46-hundred dollars.
The new salary plan will be based more on performance than length of service.
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A dose of reality for the TV show Real World- after a woman claims she was raped at a production studio used for the show.
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[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;]


The woman says the man named "Justin" was a friend of a Real World Cast member.
She says she had a drink at a club with Justin and then woke up naked the next morning on a bed at the Real World San Diego house.
She tells police she believes she was sexually assaulted.
Police have searched the property and are interviewing Real World Cast members, crew and witnesses.
Detectives are also reviewing videotape shot by real world cameras.
The production company says it's cooperating fully with police and claims no cast members were involved in the incident.
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Few would be thankful for a garbage strike... But one family sure is.
Find out how it made them ten million dollars richer next.
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Plus before they strike up the band, they're putting the final touches on the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.
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[Commercial]

[Indian-tax]


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It is a Thanksgiving tradition going back 357 years.
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Today representatives of the Pamunkey and Mattaponi (MATT'-ah-po-NYE') tribes offered Governor Warner freshly dressed game.
The bucks are given to the governor in lieu of paying taxes.
The arrangement is the result of a treaty signed in 1646.
Tribe leaders say the ceremony is an important part of their history.
Warner also received a vase adorned with a turtle.
Tribe leaders say it is a symbol of longevity.
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[garbage-lotto]


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A garbage strike has left trash piled up in greater Chicago, but its also left two Chicago residents "filthy rich."
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27- year old Zeek Garnett and his sister, 24- year old Karen Garnett accidentally threw away an Illinois lottery ticket they bought October fourth. But, after hearing that a winning ticket had been sold in the area, their mother retrieved the ticket from the trash. It turned out to be a winner, worth ten and a half million dollars. Thanks to the garbage strike, the trash bag containing the Garnett's winning ticket was still waiting to be picked up.
Their first order of business as millionaires will be a trip to Hawaii.
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[S-Extra]


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Tech NCAA soccer highlights from Richmond, we will introduce you to the man between Frank Beamer and Al Groh, but first our extra point.
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[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/October 22nd; :00]


West Virginia fans can make holiday travel plans for Jacksonville as expected. Gator Bowl President Rick Catlett said today that this weekend's games would have no bearing on the selection of the Mountaineers. That sets up the rematch of the regular season matchup won by the Terps 34 to 7.
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The Virginia Tech men's soccer team battled VCU in the second round on the NCAA tournament tonight in Richmond.
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The Hokies would play the Rams at home, where they entered the game a perfect 10 and OH.
The Hokies trailed 3-nothing in the first half but Tech's Bobby O'Brien cuts the lead to two on this goal and the Hokies were down 3-1.
VCU's Cephus McColm beats Tech's goalie and finds himself in front of an open net and he puts it home. [SUPER=34-VCU

/5/Virginia Tech/2;]5-1 Rams.
Dustin Dyer from tech scores late in the second half to make it 5-2 VCU and the Hokies phenomenal season ends with the loss after Tech goes further than any other men's team in school history.
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[OUT Q=..it was a great year"]
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The Virginia Tech women's basketball team have cracked the top 25 rankings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

The Hokies are rated 24th in the nation in the USA Today/ESPN poll following Tech's 63-62 win this past Sunday against then 24th ranked UVa. The ranking is the first for the 2 and OH Hokies since February 25th of last year.
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[S-Sixers]


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To the court and a special thanksgiving reunion for Larry Brown and Allen Iverson tonight.
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[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/ESPN; :00]


The former 76ers boss who is now coach of the Detroit Pistons returned to Philadelphia for the first time since leaving the bench there and Brown received a warm embrace from Iverson before tip off.
Then the Answer went out and scored 18 first half points against his old coach doing in text book Iverson break away fashion.
The Pistons Ben Wallace is known for his rebounding but look out below right here as he slams home the ally oop.


[SUPER=32-Philadelphia/90/Detroit/86;]Iverson also can dish out an assist now and then, this time Samuel Dalembert b

enefits. The Sixers led 56-48 and the half and go on to make Brown the turkey with a 90-86 win.
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[S-Rivalry]


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Virginia tech head coach Frank Beamer and UVa coach Al Groh are among the most competitive coaches in the country. Thank goodness the two rivals have a middle man that keeps things running smooth on and off the fiedl for both. Mike Stevens has more.
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[SUPER=03-Columbia, SC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Craig Kelly/Attorney for Both Beamer & Groh; :22]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]

((Craig Kelly is a successful attorney in Columbia, South Carolina who will have more than just a casual interest in Saturday's 85th meeting between the Hoos and Hokies. Kelly sits in the most unique position of all - he represents both Frank Beamer and Al Groh. ((CRAIG KELLY:)) Kelly's list of clients is like a who's who of college football. And while he's close to the coaches - he also knows how to keep his distance. He will NOT be in Charlottesville Saturday - instead electing to watch the game on TV. ((CRAIG KELLY:)) Kelly has known both Groh and Beamer for years and understands their business only relationship.)) ((CRAIG KELLY:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))

[S-UVA]


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The Hokies are known nationally for their special teams play and no one is aware of Tech's terrorizing kick blockers than Tom Hagan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

The Hokies blocked five punts a season a go and the former Cave Spring star and UVa punter experienced one of those in Blacksburg that resulted in a Tech TD. He says he will be ready this time for one of the top special teams units in college football.
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[OUT Q=.....payed off for them"]
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Hagan is averaging 34.5 yards a punt this season and admits this year has been a struggle. But he says he's mentally and physically prepared for the Hokies.
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[OUT Q=.....let that affect you"]
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[Macys-Preps]


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If you're like millions of Americans, you'll spend the morning watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.
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[VO-NAT 20:03:31]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


But tonight while you sleep, people involved in the parade will work.
Preparations are well underway for the parade.
Balloons began arriving this afternoon.
The new helium balloons include Garfield, Barney and Super Grover.
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