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Coming up on News 7-
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The northeast gets pounded with snow, while some folks in our area enjoy what's left of it. The house that built t-v memories for millions of Americans goes on sale in Nelson County. And the real story behind the man whose belly shakes like a bowl full of jelly.
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Stay with us. News 7 is next.

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The first snowstorm of the season pummels the northeast, and it appears the worst isn't over.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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Forecasters are predicting double digit accumulation of snow in parts of New England. The weather has made some road and air travel nearly impossible, but as Drew Levinson reports, that's not stopping people in New York.
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((EVEN A BLIZZARD CANT STOP THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS NEW YORKERS TOOK THE SNOW AND RAN WITH IT SATURDAY. SKATING.. SKIING. SNOWBALL FIGHTS. AND SHOPPING:
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We're from out of town so we weren't going to miss this great opportunity. WHILE IT MIGHT BE UNDERSTANDABLE FOR VISITORS TO BE OUT IN THE WEATHER:
SOT (No Super) It's nice, it's realy nice, plus it's less crowded.

EVEN LOCALS FELT THE SNOWFLAKES WERE NO REASON TO STAY INSIDE:
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We're here to do some shopping, see our mother-in-law and a show.
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WITH ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 20 INCHES IN SOME PARTS OF THE METROPOLITAN AREAFORECASTERS PREDICT AT LEAST SIX MORE INCHES THROUGH THE NIGHT.AND EACH INCH OF SNOW ON THE GROUND COSTS THE CITY ABOUT ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO CLEAN UP: WIND GUST OF UP TO 40 MILES PER HOUR AND VISIBILITY REDUCED AT TIMES TO ONLY ONE QUARTER OF A MILE DID KEEP SOME TRAVELING IN AND OUT OF THE BIG APPLE TO A MINIMUM.AND HUNDREDS OF FLIGHTS HAD TO BE CANCELLED AT THE THREE MAJOR AIRPORTS IN THE AREA. (NATSND) BUT CITY STREETS WERE ANYTHING BUT EMPTY AND FOR THOSE OUT AND ABOUTTHE FIRST STORM OF THE SEASON SEEMED MOSTLY A CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION IN THIS TOWN))


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Thursday's snow storm kept many people at home, which was bad news for the Red Cross- where volunteers are already working with a low blood supply.
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The organization held an emergency drive at Sam's Club in Roanoke today. Officials say several hundred units of blood were lost when many donors canceled their donation appointments during the snow storm.
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((JANET BENGE/DONOR RECRUITER: WE HAVE TO COLLECT 300 PLUS UNITS OF BLOOD PER DAY. WE HAVE 11 OR 12 BLOOD DRIVES PER DAY AND WHEN WE HAVE THREE OR FOUR CANCELLATIONS OF SOME OF OUR BIGGER DRIVES WE'VE LOST A LOT OF UNITS OF BLOOD AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED SINCE THURSDAY DUE TO THE SNOW.))
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Benge says the need for blood increases over the winter months. Blood supplies have been low since early spring and Benge says a number of elective surgeries have had to be postponed as a result.
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[TAKE FS 4055] To find out more about blood drives in your area call 1-800-GIVE LIFE.
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[Vinton-Parade]


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A little snow on the ground didn't stop the Town of Vinton from celebrating the holidays today.
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((MARCHING BAND MUSIC))
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The William Byrd High School marching band got the parade off to a festive start. The Vinton Knights Step Team followed while the Southern- Ettes practiced twirling fire. Today's parade was sponsored by the Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce.
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[Igloo]


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Some Roanoke students took advantage of the elements this week and built the type of structure that's only possible when it's freezing.
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With some help from their dad, brothers Brody and Nicholas Irwin constructed an eight-foot igloo. The boys say they started working around noon on Friday and didn't finish until ten o'clock.
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((BRODY IRWIN: WE TOOK A BOX AND PACKED SNOW IN VERY TIGHTLY AND WE PLACED THEM ON TOP AND ON TOP UNTIL WE KIND OF GOT WHAT WE WANT AND THEY WEIGH ABOUT 40 POUNDS EACH AND I EXPECT THERE'S ABOUT 10,000 POUNDS OF SNOW.))
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Irwin says his dad helped pack the snow in the box while he and his brother filled in the cracks. As you can imagine, the igloo was a popular attraction among neighborhood children. The boys say the igloo makes a sweet fort during a snow ball fight.
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Still to come, some teens learn about the world, and photography at the same time...
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and also, it's part of television legends, and you could have bought it today. But why is this house so special? We'll tell you up next.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, Gretna, William Campbell and Bath County all play for shots at state titles. Oklahoma's sugar chances go sour in KC, while the Tech battle the Buckeyes. Plus, the Dazzle rebounds from its first loss of the season. All that and more on the way in sports.)) [Walton-Ho

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A piece of television history went up for sale today in Nelson County.
The boyhood home of Earl Hamner.. the man whose childhood memories became the t-v series "The Waltons".. went on the auction block in Schuyler (SKY-ler).
Steve Smallshaw tells us who bought it and for how much.
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(( On any other street in any other town it would just be a small, three-bedroom, one bath house in need of some fixing up.
But this a front porch that's become a part of Americana.
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While it bears little resemblance to its t-v counterpart, the Hamner family home is still a powerful draw for legions of Waltons fans from across the country.
Jim Hamner is the only family member still living here.. and health problems are forcing him to sell.
It's a decision his brothers and sisters support.
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((AUDREY HAMNER/SISTER: I THINK THIS HOUSE HAS OUTLIVED ITS USEFULNESS, RAISING ALL THE LITTLE HAMNER CHILDREN, AND I THINK IF SOMEONE WOULD LIKE TO BUY IT AND OPEN A BED AND BREAKFAST OR RESTORE IT, I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT RESTORED AS IT WAS BACK IN '31.))
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(( THIS HOME IS CERTAINLY MORE THAN A HOME, IT REPRESENTS WHAT IS GOOD IN OUR COUNTRY.))
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(( THE ONLY QUESTION IS WHAT'S IT GOING TO BRING? HERE WE GO.. ))
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The bidding started at 55-thousand and quickly escalated a little at a time.. as buyers on site and on the phone tried to put a price on nostalgia.
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((IT'S ALMOST THERE, DON'T LET IT GO..))
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Finally, a house appraised at less than 60-thousand dollars sold for more than twice that amount.
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((SOLD IT RIGHT THERE WITH YOU BARRY, 128,100 DOLLARS..))
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Buyer Pamela Rutherford hadn't even planned on coming to the auction..
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((PAMELA RUTHERFORD/BUYER: I JUST THINK IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY, HAS A LOT OF POTENTIAL..))
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..and she's still not sure what she's going to do with her new home.
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((RUTHERFORD: IT NEEDS TO BE PRESERVED IN SOME MANNER, BUT AS FAR AS PARTICULARS, I DON'T REALLY KNOW YET.))
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[Standup 01:26:37] ((The house may yet have a future in television. Auction officials say home improvement guru Bob Vila is interested in talking with the buyer and possibly doing a show on whatever restoration takes place here.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Nelson County. ))

[Teen-Photos]


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Dozens of teens of all nationalities got together at the Art Museum of Western Virginia this evening.
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It's a youth photography project that brings teenagers and resettled refugee families in the Roanoke Valley. The teens document the lives of the refugees, and learn something about other cultures as well.
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((DAVID LEFEVERS/PHOTOGRAPHER; WE JUST MET WITH THEM SEVERAL TIMES, THE FIRST MEETING WE JUST GOT TO KNOW THEM, AND THEN THE MEETINGS AFTER THAT WE TOOK A FEW PICTURES EACH TIME, AND THEN WE PICKED OUR FAVORITE PICTURES.)) ((CHRIS NAIL/EVENT ORGANIZER; I THINK ONE OF THE GREATEST THINGS THAT HAS COME OUT OF IT, IN ADDITION TO THE FACT THAT WE GOT SOME GREAT IMAGES, I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE LEARNED ABOUT OTHER CULTURES, BUT ABOUT THEMSELVES, AND THEY'VE BUILT SOME GREAT RELATIONSHIPS. ))
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A total of 26 teenagers photographed families from Afghanistan, Somalia, and Bosnia.
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What's the real truth behind the legend of Saint Nick? Some answers that may surprise you are just ahead.
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and also, it's a match made in heaven, as one couple takes their love of the holidays to the next step.
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[Gingerbread]


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A treat in Salem is extending it's stay.
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The second annual Gingerbread House competition will be extended by two days. Snow delayed a few of the entries so instead of announcing the winner on Monday, he or she will be introduced on Wednesday. The contest is sponsored by the Salem- Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce and is set up like an auction. The house with the highest bids wins.
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((DEBBIE KAVITZ/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THE FUNDS RAISED THROUGH THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION GO TOWARDS THE CARRIAGE HOUSE RENOVATION. [INSERT EXTERIOR SHOT HERE] THE BUILDING WE SEE HERE IS THE LAST REMAINING PIECE OF ARCHITECTURE FROM THE OLD LONGWOOD ESTATE AND WE'RE VERY HAPPY TO PRESERVE IT AND CALL IT HOME TO THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.))
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The Gingerbread houses can be viewed at the Chamber building at Longwood Park tomorrow from one to five and Monday and Tuesday from one to four. The winner will be revealed Wednesday on News 7 at Five.
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Today is Saint Nicholas' birthday, and in many parts of the world, parents gave gifts to their children. The legend of St. Nicholas is what gave rise to the modern Santa Claus that comes to visit children on Jesus' birthday. Donald Graham has more on Santa Claus, and the man who gave rise to the legend.
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(( Almost every child in America knows who Santa Claus is.
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((HE HELPS THE ELVES MAKE TOYS FOR ALL THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.))
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((SANTA CLAUS HE HAS REIN DEERS, AND THE REINDEERS PULL HIS SLEIGH AND THAT'S HOW HE CAN FLY.)) [RUNS07]
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But where did he really come from? The real St. Nick was born in Turkey and was a Christian Bishop during the third and forth centuries, known for his acts of anonymous kindness.
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((UNDER THE EMPEROR DIOCLETION HE WAS TORTURED FOR HIS FAITH, BUT HE KEPT HIS FAITH. SO THAT'S PART OF THE LEGEND. HE WAS ALSO PRESENT AT THE COUNCIL OF NICEA, WHICH PRODUCED THE NICENE CREED WHICH ALL CHRISTIAN GROUPS HOLD TO AS A MAJOR CREED.)) [RUNS18]
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Some information is based on fact, while much of it is legend passed on through the years.
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((ANOTHER GREAT LEGEND OF ST NICK IS THAT HE TOOK THREE BAGS OF GOLD AND THREW THEM IN THE WINDOW AT NIGHT OF A POOR MAN IN TOWN SO THAT THE POOR MAN COULD HAVE A DOWRY FOR HIS DAUGHTERS AND NOT SELL THEM INTO SLAVERY.)) [RUNS16]
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In European tradition, parents would leave gifts in their children's shoes on St. Nickolas' birthday. European settlers then brought those traditions to America. But two men popularized Santa Claus in American culture. In 18-22, Clement Clark Moore took the Dutch image of St. Nickolas -- called Sinterklass-- and wrote 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. And in the late 19th century, Thomas Nast drew the first modern pictures of Santa Claus for Harpers Weekly Magazine. More than a hundred years later, that's the Saint Nick kids expect to see stuffing their stockings.
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((WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR CHRISTMAS? A DIRT BIKE.)) [RUNS03]
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((A GAME BOY ADVANCE... AND FIFTY DOLLARS.)) [RUNS04]
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Even though the traditions have changed through the centuries, the spirit of Ol' Saint Nick still embodies the meaning of generosity. Donald Graham, News 7, Roanoke.))

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Coming up, Gretna and Bath County will play for state championships next week, Seth Greenberg's Hokies fall at Ohio State, and the Dazzle gets back on track, but first tonight's extra point,
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Bill Self said his Kansas Jayhawks didn't deserve their number one ranking, and today his team proved him right. The Jayhawks became the second top dog in as many weeks to lose as Stanford took care of KU 64 to 58 in the Wooden Classic.
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State semifinal Saturday was turned into Sunday for some thanks to the snow, and for William Fleming and Magna Vista, the two will now play Monday night at Victory Stadium. Gretna and Graham took on the elements and each other this afternoon in a matchup of two of the state's best players, Vic Hall and Ahmad Bradshaw.
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The G-Men faithful were out in force at Mitchell Stadium despite the chilly air.
On Gretna's first play Vic Hall warmed up that air with this 40 yard touchdown pass to Brandon Turner and the Hawks were on top 6-zip.
It was 20 to nothing when Hall found Turner for a third TD in the opening half and it was 27-6 at the half.
The G-Men made some adjustments in the third quarter. Ahmad Bradshaw is known for his rushing, but today earned his keep as a receiver, hauling in this 58 yard strike from Kevin Matthews. The two pointer was good and it was 27-16 Gretna.
Matthews and Bradshaw hooked up again this time from 24 yards out. The conversion failed and it was a 5 point game.
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The Hawks ground out the clock and put the game away on this Lance Shelton TD run up the gut. Gretna advances to the state title game 34 to 22.
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[S-Bath]


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In the Group A, Division One ranks, Bath County advanced to the title match for second time in three years, beating up on J-I Burton, in cool Hot Springs.
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((The Chargers braved gametime temperatures in the 20's, but were juiced up for their final home game of the season.
It took Bath little time to get going. Josh Pritt carries the mail on the first play from scrimmage, picking up 33 yards to put his team in business. Two plays later, Jacob Phillips in his last appearance in front of the home crowd, finds the endzone from 28 yards out to make it 7-nothing.
In the second quarter, Phillips was at it again. He picks up the mishandled snap and scampers 7 yards for another TD to make it a 14 point game.
Jacob's supporting cast brought their A game as well. Nathan Sharpe finds the seam in the defense and some serious daylight on a 58 yard gallop down to the Raiders 4 yard line. He then put the exclamation point on the drive with a four yard touchdown and it was 21-nothing Chargers.
J-I Burton got on the board before halftime when quarterback David Stacy sneaks in from a yard out as time expires. It was 21-6 at the break.
Stacy had a chance to get the deficit to one possession in the third quarter but Phillips is there to make the pick, returning it 44 yards. The interception by Phillips led to the last of his three touchdowns and Bath led 28 to 6. The Chargers iced the cake in the 4th as Joey Krausse took the handoff and scored from 22 yards out. Bath County is headed to Harrisonburg to play for the Group A, Division One title with the 38 to 6 win.))

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Next up for the Chargers is Sussex Central a team that ended William Campbell's bid to make it back to the championship today in Naruna.
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Waders were optional this afternoon for the Tigers and Generals. We pick it up at the end of the first quarter. Facing a 3rd and 14, Sussex running back Ivan Stith gets the handoff and he's going to roll around the left side for the touchdown. The 2 point conversion is good. 8-nothing Tigers. It would go like this for William Campbell most of the day. In the second, Quarterback Terrance Elam drops back but is sacked for a fifteen yard loss. Then at the end of the first half, the Generals get a break when Keven Pierce can't handle the high snap. Campbell recovers at midfield. But they would give it right back, as the Elam pass is picked off by Terrell Johnson,
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and Sussex goes on to the 36 to 8 win.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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In the Big 12 Championship tonight, Kansas State pulled the shocker of the season knocking off top ranked Oklahoma 35 to 7 behind 4 TD passes from Ell Roberson. The Sooners are likely out of the National title hunt.
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And in the SEC title game, LSU made short work of Georgia rolling past the Dawgs 34 to 13. Justin Vincent rushed for 2 TD's in the win. The Bayou Bengals just may have played their way into the Sugar Bowl.
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[S-Hokies]


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Seth Greenberg and the Virginia Tech Hokies hit the road for Columbus and Ohio State today.
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Greenberg got 18 points from freshman guard Zabian Dowdell at the Value City Arena.
He knocks in the long three ball as Tech trimmed a 16 point halftime deficit to just 8.
Bryant Matthews struggled to a 15 point afternoon on 6 of 17 shooting.
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But the Buckeyes hung on late to win it 62 to 57.
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[S-Dazzle]


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The Roanoke Dazzle tried to bounce back from last night's first loss of the season against Asheville tonight at the Civic Center.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Altitude vs. Dazzle; :00]


The Daz was outscored by 20 in the 4th quarter last night against Huntsville.
The NBA scouts like this from Mikki Moore. The big fella steps out and buries the deep jumper for three to get Roanoke started.
George Williams, the D-league's player of the week then dials long distance and tickles the twine.
[SUPER=33-Asheville/106/Roanoke/101/;]

Moore then puts in another deuce but the Dazzle fell 106 to 101.
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[Santa-Weds]


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[ENG#=1]


It wasn't the north pole, but Santa did get married today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL;]

Mister and Mrs. Claus tied the knot in Florida basking in the warm sun so elusive above the Arctic Circle.
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[SOT 00:05:50]
[IN Q=WE JUST WANTED ]

((WE JUST WANTED TO DO SOMETHING WITH IT BEING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS AND SEE WHERE IT WENT FROM THERE. ))
[SUPER=01-Kip Podeyn/Friend of Bride and Groom;]
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[OUT Q=WENT FROM THERE]
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[VO-NAT]

The Gionatti's decided they wanted to add some holiday spice to their wedding by incorporating a Christmas theme. A friend even dressed up as Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer to lead them down the aisle. The wedding took three months to plan.
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