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Coming up on News 7- A missing Pulaski County girl is found.
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A local Chinese couple takes advantage of the best day to get married. Volunteers in Henry County band together and provide Thanksgiving Dinner to those out of work.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Heavy rain is in the forecast... plus the possibility of flurries!
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[VO-NAT]


In an area hit hard by layoffs and plant closings, hundreds of volunteers make sure out of work families have something to be thankful for.
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[ANCHOR =Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

Jean is off tonight.[Henry-Meals]


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Thousands of folks in Henry County lined up for a free Thanksgiving Dinner. In fact, a record number turned out for the House of Prayer Baptist Church's 6th annual free meal. News 7's Rachel DePompa has a look at how the community's coming together to help each other through tough economic times.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;:00]
[SUPER=01-Cindy Bonniwell/Volunteer;:17]
[SUPER=01-Dawn Cooke/Volunteer;:47]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;103:]
[SUPER=01-Sheilla Coplin/Organizer;1:10]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q= News 7, Martinsville.]


((Cindy Bonniewell worked at Tultex for 15-years... until the plant closed down. Out of work for nearly 3 years...she finally has a new job.
QUICK NATS- noise of the people in line.
And now, a reason to give back to the thousands of others in need in Henry county.
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[SOT: 6:49:09:00 ]
[IN Q=When I was]

((CINDY BONNIEWELL:WHEN I WAS THE SAME WAY A LOT OF PEOPLE HELPED ME. THE SALVATION ARMY, SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY ACTION. SO I JUST WANTED TO GIVE BACK A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT WAS GIVEN TO ME IN THE PAST )) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=in the past.]


She's one of 2-hundred people who volunteered this holiday to feed those in need.
NATS- CLOSING LID. 6:38:49:00
Hundreds showed up for a free dinner.
NATS LOADING CAR 6:44:05:00
Hundreds more called in and had Turkey delivered. Dawn Cooke took some of those orders.

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[SOT:6:40:37:00]
[IN Q=I heard so]

((DAWN COOKE: I HEARD SO MANY STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE, I DON'T HAVE JOBS, I DON'T HAVE MONEY AND WE WON'T HAVE THANKSGIVING DINNER. THERE WAS A LOT OF SICKNESS AND A LOT OF ELDERLY, BUT THERE WAS A LOT PEOPLE THAT JUST DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING FOR A THANKSGIVING MEAL THIS YEAR AND THIS WAS JUST SAD.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=just sad.]



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[SOT:6:476:53:00]
[IN Q=They've been]

((RACHEL DEPOMPA: THEY'VE BEEN SO BUSY HERE THEY'VE RUN OUT OF TURKEY TWICE AND EVEN CHICKEN. THEY EXPECT TO HELP MORE THAN 2-THOUSAND PEOPLE.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=Thousand people.]




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[SOT:6:32:36:00]
[IN Q=Some of the folks.]

((SHEILLA COPLIN: SOME OF THE FOLKS IN THE AREA, THIS HAS REALLY DEVASTATED THEM, YOU KNOW YOU CAN IMAGINE LOSING YOUR OWN LIVELIHOOD. SO WE JUST WANT TO BE SHELTER IN A TIME OF STORM IN THEIR LIFE)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=in their life.]


Volunteers like Bonniwell, know just how hard it can be.

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[SOT:6:50:05:00]
[IN Q=I know what]

((CINDY BONNIEWELL: I KNOW WHAT THESE PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH. I TOLD THEM JUST DON'T GIVE UP HOPE. I HAVE A BETTER JOB THEN WHAT I HAD. JUST NEVER GET UP THAT YOU'LL FIND SOMETHING BETTER.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=something better]


The church is hoping the economy turns around next year so lines will be shorter, but it's planning to be back for anyone who needs help. Rachel DePompa News 7, Martinsville. ))

[Danville-Shooting]


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Two men are in custody after a shooting in Danville early this morning. Just after 1 o-clock, Danville Police responded to a breaking and entering call at a home on Morris Avenue. They found 28 year old Thomas Edward Jones on the front porch with a gunshot wound to the head. Authorities say when 29 year old John Jermaine Jackson and his girlfriend arrived home, they found Jones coming out of the house. Jackson's girlfriend grabbed Jones, and a struggle ensued. Jackson then shot Jones. He has been charged with malicious wounding. Jones was charged with breaking and entering.






[Missing-Girl]


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A Dublin girl who had been reported missing is safe and sound tonight.
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[Take FS Picture]
12 year old Tiffany Ann Jones was last seen today at 11 a.m. riding a bicycle in her neighborhood. Tiffany told authorities that she spent the day at a primary school in Dublin.
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[Toss-2-Brent] [Keith tosses to Brent in Wx Center] Most of the day was mild and dry. The rain's still on the way, Brent?

[Bush]


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President Bush made history today -- he's the first U-S President to walk on Iraqi soil. The Commander in Chief made a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit to troops stationed in Baghdad. Lisa Barron has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=ONE MINUTE THE 600 ]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Barron/CBS News; :51]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS BAGHDAD]

((ONE MINUTE THE 600 TROOPS AT BAGHDAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT THOUGHT THEY WERE HAVING DINNER WITH AMBASSADOR PAUL BREMER AND GENERAL RICARDO SANCHEZ....THE NEXT MOMENT THEY FOUND OUT THEIR VIP GUEST WAS PRESIDENT BUSH.
(nats..troops cheering)

MR. BREMER SAID HE HAD A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT...THEN SAID HE THOUGHT THERE WAS SOMEONE BETTER ABLE TO DELIVER IT..
SOT: PRESIDENT BUSH: "I cant think of a finer group of folks to having

thanksgiving dinner with...we're so proud of you." HE ALSO HAD A MESSAGE FOR THE IRAQI PEOPLE.
SOT: PRESIDENT BUSH: "You have the opportunity to seize the moment and

rebuild your country. the regime of saddam hussein is gone forever."
(NATS: CLAPPING)

BRIDGE: LISA BARRON/CBS NEWS: ONLY A HANDFUL OF OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON AND BAGHDAD KNEW THE PRESIDENT WAS GOING TO BE HERE..THE MEDIA TRAVELING WITH HIM WERE GIVEN JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS NOTICE BEFORE THEY WERE FLOWN OUT OF WACO, WHERE THE PRESIDENT WAS SUPPOSEDLY SPENDING THANKSGIVING WITH HIS FAMILY. MR. BUSH SAID THE LEAST HE COULD DO WAS COME BY AND THANK THE TROOPS, AS HE MADE HIS WAY THROUGH THE CROWD. HE EVEN SERVED THE SOLDIERS THEIR SUPPER -- DISHING OUT MASHED POTATOES AND TURKEY.
nat sot soldier - too fast to font "he's sacrificing something for us

too - it's nice." AFTER TWO HOURS THE PRESIDENT SAID HIS GOODBYES...AND HEADED OFF TO AIR FORCE ONE, WHICH TOOK OFF AS IT HAD LANDED, IN COMPLETE DARKNESS....AND SECRECY. LB CBS NEWS BAGHDAD)) [WIPE]

[Clinton-Visit]


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[SUPER=03-Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan;]

Senator Hillary Clinton says more troops are needed in Afghanistan -- where she is spending her Thanksgiving Day. She says the military's focus has been on Iraq in the last few months, and the coalition has to decide who will supply more troops, the U-S, NATO, or other allies.
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[SOT 1:30]
[IN Q=WE WERE ATTACKED ]

((SEN. HILLARY CLINTON/D NEW YORK-WE WERE ATTACKED FROM FORCES THAT WORKED HERE IN A FAILED STATE IN AFGHANISTAN. WE CAN'T EVER FORGET THAT AND WE CAN'T EVER LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN. SO, HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND WE'VE GOT A LOT TO BE GRATEFUL FOR AND I AM VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THE WORK EACH OF YOU DO EVERY SINGLE DAY))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Hillary Clinton/(D) New York;]
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[OUT Q= EVERY SINGLE DAY]
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[VO-NAT]

After meeting with the Afghan president, Clinton ate Thanksgiving Dinner with about 50 American soldiers.
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[Bowers]


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Former Roanoke mayor David Bowers says he loved the job.
And he may want it back.
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A day after Republican Ralph Smith decided he would not run for a second term, the longtime Democrat was grilling a turkey in his backyard and saying friends are urging a comeback.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think]

((DAVID BOWERS/FORMER MAYOR: I THINK THE PUBLIC WILL HAVE TO DECIDE, DID WE HAVE SOME GOOD YEARS IN THE 1990'S, WERE THOSE THE GOOD YEARS, DO WE WANNA GET BACK ON TRACK? IF THE PUBLIC BELIEVES THAT THEN THEY'LL MAKE THAT EXPRESSION KNOW AND I'LL HEAR THAT VOICE.))
[SUPER=01-David Bowers/Former Mayor;]
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[OUT Q=hear that voice.]
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Bowers served two terms as mayor, but lost to Smith three years ago in a four-man contest.
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Holiday travelers on Business 220 through Martinsville had to take some detours. Just after 1 this afternoon, a mechanical problem with one of two generators at the Martinsville Hydroelectric Dam caused a turbine to spin out of control. Route 220 business was closed for more than 5 hours for fear the spinning turbine might shatter and throw shrapnel into passing traffic. A sluice (slew-is) gate was eventually closed, reducing the flow of water and the spin rate of the turbine. No one was injured, no customers lost power, and traffic has been restored to Route 220 Business.

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Still ahead on News 7 at 11. Arnold Schwarnegger sets a convicted killer free.
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[VO-NAT]


and, their wedding was written in the stars... We'll tell you why a local Chinese couple couldn't have picked a better day to get married.
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[Chinese-Wedding]


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While most of us spent this Thanskgiving eating turkey and pumpkin pie, there was another tradition taking place a half a world away.
And as Justin McLeod shows us part of it happened right here in southwest Virginia.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mary Chen/Bride; :20]
[SUPER=@justin1; :47 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Pearl Fu/Wedding Guest; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Yunchao Chen/Groom; 1:32]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF CEREMONY))
Chances are you have probably never been to a wedding quite like this before.
[SOT 16:56:57; TAPE 1]
[IN Q=It's very different]

((PEARL FU/ROANOKE RESIDENT: IT'S VERY DIFFERENT FROM A THE CAUCUSIAN AMERICAN WEDDING.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=American Wedding]


That's because this is the Chinese way.
Couples all over China got married today and it has nothing to do with Thanksgiving.
[SOT 17:05:20; TAPE 1]
[IN Q=Based on our lunar]

((MARY CHEN/BRIDE: BASED ON OUR LUNAR CALENDAR THERE ARE CERTAIN DAYS GOOD FOR CERTAIN EVENTS.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=certain events]


An event that was definetely elaborate for Eugene and Mary Chen of Roanoke. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CEREMONY))
There are no vows at a Chinese wedding--rather the parents, the matchmaker, and witnesses all give speeches.
Each must then sign the marriage certificate before the bride and groom take a bow out of respect for their elders.


[SOT 18:06:29 TAPE 2]
[IN Q=Once the ceremony]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: ONCE THE CEREMONY IS OVER. IT'S TIME TO EAT AND WHAT A FEAST IT IS. THE PARENTS OF THE GROOM HAVE BROUGHT IN A WORLD REKNOWNED CHEF WHO IS SO KNOWN FOR HIS FOOD AND THE WAY HE PREPARES IT, HE'S BEEN ASKED TO COOK FOR THE PRESIDENT OF CHINA.)) [Runs13]
[OUT Q=president of China]


The chef spent more than a week preparing for the food.
In all, there will be 18 courses, everything from shark fin soup to these hand carved vegetables.
Throughout the banquet, guests raise their glasses and shout out phrases of good luck.
[SOT 16:59:16]
[IN Q=The more good luck]

((PEARL FU/ROANOKE RESIDENT: THE MORE GOOD LUCK PHRASES YOU HEAR THE LUCKIER THE WONDERFUL LONG LASTING THAT THE WEDDING WILL BE.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=wedding will be]


A wedding that has symbolism everywhere.
The bride wears red for good luck. Candy is even given out in hopes the couple will live a sweet wonderful life.
[SOT 17:06:12]
[IN Q=It's a tradition]

((YUNCHAO CHEN/GROOM: IT'S A TRADITION. YOU KNOW NOT EVERYONE BELIEVES IT BUT THEY KINDA FOLLOW IT. EVEN I DON'T BELIEVE IT I CAN FOLLOW IT SOMETIMES BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT MY FAMILY BELIEVES.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=family believes]


It is a belief their family hopes will lead to a marriage that lasts a lifetime.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))


[Goodyear]


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A plant in Danville will be making tires for trucks made in Dublin.
Goodyear has signed an agreement to make its tires standard on Volvo Trucks.
Volvo had been using Michelin tires.
Goodyear's contract with Volvo also includes its Mack Truck division.
The agreement will run through 2006.

[Schwarzenegger-Parole]


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After just ten days in office, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has pardoned a convicted killer.
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[V/O-NAT] Convicted killer Rosario Munoz was placed on parole by the new Governor of California. Former Governor Gray Davis paroled just eight killers during his five years in office out of the nearly 300 recommended for release. Davis had twice rejected Munoz, who- -like these other convicted women - -was a battered wife... a mother of three.
She killed her husband's mistress in 1987...before battered woman's syndrome was an accepted defense.
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Still ahead, Holiday shoppers are getting ready for the biggest day of the year, but will retailers make it worth their while?
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And Santa got a jump start on the season with an appearance today at the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade. More on that when News 7 at 11 returns.

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[Shopping-Preview]


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Many shoppers were out today trying to beat the holiday shopping rush, but those after- Thanksgiving sales may not be as great as they have been in years past.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC;]

Retailers are planning to scale back their discounts and sales this holiday season. So expect higher prices than last year. Department stores and apparel merchants in particular plan to be stingier with markdowns than they may have been in the past. Store owners figure, with the improving economy, customers will be willing to pay full price.
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[Macy's-Parade]


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The weather was perfect for the 77th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. More than 2 million spectators lined Broadway to get a glimpse of the holiday tradition. Chris Lawrence has more from New York.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This Thanksgiving Day ]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kellie Patterson/Loves the Parade; :26]
[SUPER=01-Patty Langdale/Keeps Coming Back; :33]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lawrence/CBS News; :38]
[SUPER=01-Kat Elza/From Miami; :50]
[SUPER=01-Eboni Dennis/Loves the Parade; 1:04]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York]

((This Thanksgiving Day Parade was the biggest turkey since 1959. You see, that was the last time a balloon named Jake showed his feathers here. But there were a lot of familiar faces

(nats)


from Barney to Big Bird, who rumbled down Broadway at 63-feet high. Theyre just a couple of reasons why 2-million people cram into a couple miles and watch the parade in-person.

SOT: Kellie Patterson/Loves the Parade

Yeah, cause you get to see all the huge floats! Cause on TV they look small.
So much for the camera adding ten pounds.

SOT: Patty Langdale/Keeps Coming Back

Oh, its so exciting. Really is so exciting. Best day of the year in New York City.
Bridge: Chris Lawrence/CBS News The thing about the parade is, its not just a New York event. It brings kids from all over the country, not only to march but to watch as well.

(nats yell)


And never let it be said they arent savvy enough to sell themselves.

SOT: Kat Elza/From Miami

So have you watched the parade on TV? Every year since I was little. Mom, if youre watching this: Finally I got on TV, my lifelong dream!
From Clay Aiken to Hillary Duff

(nats parade)


this march through Manhattan had something for everyone.

SOT: Eboni Dennis/Loves the Parade

Just a time when everybody comes together. Something nice.
There were kids watching clowns, cops watching kids and everyone craning their necks to see Santa Claus pull up his sleigh and kick off the Christmas season.

(nats Santa)


Chris Lawrence, CBS News, New York.))

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The Main course tonight is Express hockey from the Roundhouse, but we'll accent the sports menu with a little NFL and college football. And speaking of college -
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the winner of Saturday's 85th Tech-UVa game gets to keep the Commonwealth Cup. This four-foot tall marble and cherry trophy was established in 1996. The Hokies have won five of the seven games since then -including the last four. Now your scores.
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The Roanoke Express continued a Turkey Day tradition tonight by hitting the Ice at the Roundhouse - a place that had produced six straight victories for the team coming into tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Greenville vs. Express; :00]

This is what happens when there's only one piece of pie left on the table and both of the boys want it. The Grrrowl led this thing one to nothing after one, but in the second - watch some of the best passing you'll ever see as the Express puts on a clinic and Dan Carlson closes the deal tying the game a 1-all. But the Express would get caught napping on the other end. The team can't clear the puck and Doug Schuller gets the backhanded assist to Chris Lynch. 2-to-1 Greenville. But Duncan Dalmao cranks one in from long range to tie it with 6:31 left in the second period.
[SUPER=38-Greenville/6/Roanoke/3;]

And the Express got its first lead less than a minute later as this one sneaks in. But Greenville scores 4 unanswered goals to win it 6-to-3.
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Tomorrow night the Express is also home. The face-off time is 7:30 against the Florida Everblades. It is Toys for To

ts teddy bear toss night at the Roundhouse.[S-Cowboys]


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The Dallas Cowboys have always been a Thanksgiving staple - kind of like that pumpkin pie that sitting kind of heavy on you right now!
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Irving, TX/CBS Sports;:00]

Today the Boys, the surprise of the NFL this season, got stuffed themselves. Jay Fielder and the Dolphins beat the Redskins late Sunday night, but were in Dallas today devouring America's team. Fielder tossed three touchdown passes to Chris Chambers and ran for another.
[super=30-Miami/40/Dallas/21;]

The Fins also forced five Dallas turnovers in route to the 40-to-21 win. Both teams are now 8-and-4 on the season.
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The early game on this Thanksgiving was as always just outside of Detroit where the Lions hosted the Packers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI/Fox; :00]

This guy felt a day with the Lions was better than being with his in-laws. He obviously never tasted my mother-in-law's cooking. There was some home cooking in Motown though as former UT Vol Shawn Bryson sweeps in off the left side for the first TD of the game - that really let the Packers know the Lions were here to stay. Brett Favre would get the Pack back as he always does with a couple of nice TD tosses, but when you live by the sword you die by it at times. And former Tarheel Dre Bly and company intercepted Favre
[super=30-Green Bay/14/Detroit/22;]

three times. And Detroit all but crushes the Packers playoff hopes with a 22 to 14 win.
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[S-WDBJ]


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The football continues this afternoon on Your Hometown Station as we head down to the SEC and check in on the LSU and Arkansas game that comes your way at 2:30.
(XXXXwipe to pinnacle 12998 XXXX)

Then on Saturday - in the annual brawl for it all in the Sunshine state as the Gators hook up with the Seminoles. That one comes your way at 3:30pm.
(XXXX wipe to pinnacle 12999 XXXX)

And there's doubleheader action on Sunday from the NFL. The Patriots take on the Colts at one o'clock and that one is followed by the Chiefs and Chargers. A full feast of football still to come this week here no WDBJ-7.
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[S-Vick]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flowery Branch, GA; :00]

In one other NFL note - Michael Vick will be in uniform for the first time this season on Sunday in Houston. Vick has been sidelined since breaking his leg in the preseason. He will serve as the back-up for starter Doug Johnson. After mainly taking snaps out of the pocket - Vick was able to roll out and run today without little pain. Without him - the Falcons are 2 and 9.
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[S-Thanks]


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UVa and Tech kick it off Saturday at one o'clock and by that time, all of that turkey and stuffing that the players on both sides gobbled up today should be digested. The Cavaliers say they can't stomach a fifth straight loss to the Gobblers but, earlier this week, a few Wahoos put the rivalry aside and told us what they were thankful for this Thanksgiving.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITES]
[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/UVa Senior Quarterback; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Pearman/UVa Running Back; :09]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=..in a special place"]
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[S-Randall]


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Bryan Randall is thankful to be back in control of the quarterback position for the Hokies heading into Saturday's game. He handled sharing with a lot of class, but splitting time with Marcus Vick the past month - took its toll.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=IT'S EASY TO COME OUT...]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/10 Touchdown Passes This Season; :00]
[RUNS=:37]
[OUT Q=...I'LL BE ABLE TO PRODUCE."]
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[S-Egg]


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The equivalent of Tech-UVa was played tonight in Starkville, Mississippi as seventeenth ranked Ole Miss took on Mississippi State.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Starkville, MS/ESPN; :00]

This was the final game for State head coach Jackie Sherill who is retiring after 26 years in the college ranks. This has been a woeful year for the Bulldogs and it would only get worse tonight as Eli Manning and the Rebels did as they pleased all game long.
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Ole Miss wins the 100th meeting in this Egg Bowl game 31 to 0, while Mississippi State finishes the year 2 and 10.
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[Eating-Contest]


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It's not uncommon to hear people talk about how much food they eat during the holiday season.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

These people were trying to see who could eat the MOST Thanksgiving dinner -- in just 12 minutes. The main course at this meal wasn't turkey, but Turducken (Tur-Duck-in) -- turkey, duck, and chicken all rolled into one. It's a boneless turkey stuffed with duck and chicken. (------------) The winner of this bout weighed in at just 100 pounds, but packed away nearly 8 plates.