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Coming up on News 7-
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Last month's flooding took out the road to their home, but one Giles County family says it won't take their holiday spirit. Police in North Carolina discover the bodies of four people including a 10-year-old boy. And if you ship it, they will play in it.
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Plus, a look ahead at this week's forecast. News 7 is next.

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Weeks after flooding knocked out the only access to their house, a Giles County family counts its blessings.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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There won't be many presents under the tree of one Giles County family this year. That after last month's flooding along the New River altered their lives, but as Jennifer Wishon reports, the Griggs family feels blessed just to be together.
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(( The remnants of last weeks winter storm are melting, but a Giles County family is still feeling the effects of last months rains that caused widespread flooding in the New River Valley.
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((LISA GRIGGS: WE BOTH STARTED CRYING BECAUSE HE TOLD ME THAT IT HAD JUST COMPLETELY WIPED OUT OUR BRIDGE.))
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[OUT Q=wiped out our bridge]

Flood waters never touched the Griggs's home which sits atop a hill overlooking Wolf Creek. Instead, the bridge that provides the only access to their home fell victim to the swollen creek.
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((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: THIS IS WHERE THE GRIGGS FAMILY BRIDGE USED TO STAND. ON THE NIGHT OF THE FLOOD STEVE GRIGGS SAW THE BRIDGE START TO TREMBLE AND RAN INSIDE TO TELL LISA NOT TO TRY TO CROSS. BY THE TIME HE RETURNED THE 270- FOOT STRUCTURE WAS GONE.))
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[OUT Q=structure was gone]

Steve was trapped in the family's home for four days without water. When he finally got across the creek FEMA put the couple up in a hotel, while their four children stayed with friends, but no additional aid is available.
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((STEVE GRIGGS: WE HAD TALKED TO THEM AND THEY HAD SAID THAT UNLESS THERE'S THREE OR MORE HOMES ACROSS THE CREEK THEN THERE WAS NO HOPE FOR US.))
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[OUT Q=no hope for us]

The owner of the adjoining property allowed the Griggs's five days to use THEIR road to get as many of their belongings out as possible. The family was forced to find another place to live and now rents this home off Route 460 with the option to buy.
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((LISA GRIGGS: WE NEED TO CONCENTRATE ON MAKING THIS HOME AND WE'LL BE FINE WITH IT AND YOU HAVE TO GIVE IT TIME TO BUILD THE MEMORIES HERE.))
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They're still paying the mortgage on THEIR house, and have been forced to buy furniture to replace what they weren't able to move. Their Christmas fund is shot, but despite everything, the Griggs say they feel blessed.
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((STEVE GRIGGS: PRESENTS ARE NICE, BUT JUST KNOWING THAT YOU HAVE YOUR KIDS AND FAMILY TOGETHER. THAT'S ALL A PERSON NEEDS RIGHT THERE.))
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Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Giles County.))


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Four people were sent to the hospital after an early morning shooting in Danville.
Police say shots were fired from the parking lot at Mister T's restaurant in the 400 block of South Ridge Street shortly after 3-o'clock. Four men were wounded. Three of the victims were treated at Danville Regional Medical Center and later released. The other, who was shot in the leg, is in stable condition. So far, no arrests have been made.


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The family of a Shawsville soldier is getting an early Christmas present this year.
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Specialist Dan Sweeney arrived home today on a 14- day leave from Iraq. The 24- year- old is an Army Reservist out of Galax. He's been on active duty for the past eleven-months and says he was thrilled to land in Virginia and see snow.
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((DAN SWEENEY/ARMY RESERVES: AT SOME POINTS IN TIME OVER THERE THE TEMPERATURE WAS UP IN THE 140'S WITH LIKE 50 AND 60 PERCENT HUMIDITY. I MEAN IT WAS JUST UNBEARABLE OVER THERE, BUT ACTUALLY I THINK I'M GOING TO GO HOME AND ROLL AROUND IN THE SNOW A LITTLE TO BEGIN WITH. IT'S JUST GREAT TO BE HOME.))
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Sweeney's four- year- old daughter, Destiny, was one of his many greeters at the airport. In the Army, Sweeney works on a fuel hauling truck, and services tanks. He says his heart goes out to the families who've lost loved ones in the war and hopes they can find comfort in the knowledge that all fallen soldiers were doing the "right thing."
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The U-S Secretary of Defense says he doesn't think the number of Iraqi security forces is high enough to handle the guerilla war. As Thalia Assuras reports, questions remain whether the violence can be contained anytime soon.
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(DEFENSE SECRETARY RUMSFELD LEFT IRAQ TODAY ... AND DESPITE RAISING CONCERNS ABOUT THE ADEQUACY OF PLANS FOR AN IRAQI S

ECURITY... HE STAYED ON MESSAGE. CG :2-line�Donald Rumsfeld�Secretary of Defense
SOT (DONALD RUMSFELD SECRETARY OF DEFENSE): "I believe that we're on a track that, over time... will work.

AMERICA'S TOP GENERAL OPENED HIS PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY BRIMMING WITH CONFIDENCE. CG :2-line�LT. GEN. RICARDO SANCHEZ�COALITION COMMANDER
SOT (LT GEN RICARDO SANCHEZ/COALITION COMMANDER): "Well, we're winning - had a great week."

BUT THE WEEK ALSO LOOKED LIKE THIS: A ROADSIDE BOMB IN MOSUL KILLED ONE U.S. SOLDIER AND WOUNDED TWO OTHERS IN A CONVOY TODAY . ANOTHER U.S. SOLDIER AND AT LEAST FOUR IRAQIS WERE KILLED BY A BOMB IN THE MIDDLE OF A BUSY BAGHDAD ROAD TWO DAYS AGO...AND THIS WEEKEND AN IRAQI POLICEMAN WAS KILLED IN A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING. EXPLOSIVES DERAILED A TRAIN CARRYING U.S. SUPPLIES LAST NIGHT... NOT THE FIRST TIME ANTI-COALITION FORCES HAVE DISRUPTED THE MILITARY'S SUPPLY CHAIN.
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AND IT CERTAINLY WASN'T A GOOD WEEK FOR THIS IRAQI. HIS DISABLED CAR, ALONG WITH ANOTHER PARKED ON A ROADSIDE, WERE CRUSHED BY A U.S. TANK... AND THE DRIVER OF THIS VEHICLE, TRAVELLING BEHIND A MILITARY CONVOY WAS SHOT AND WOUNDED BY U.S. SOLDIERS, IN WHAT WITNESSES SAY WAS AN UNPROVOKED SHOOTING.
(Friday Pizzey

COALITION FORCES claim they are seeing more attacks on Iraqis and fewer on U.S. forces... but as elections approach next year, officials here warn of an upsurge in the number of attacks.
(BITE - SANCHEZ) "We expect to see an increase in violence as we move forward towards sovereignty here at the end of Ju

ne." CG :2-line�Thalia Assuras�CBS News (punch) Baghdad (STANDUP) GENERAL SANCHEZ ALSO SAID CAPTURING OR KILLING SADDAM HUSSEIN WOULD LIKELY DECREASE THE LEVEL OF VIOLENCE... BUT HE EQUATED THE SEARCH FOR SADDAM WITH FINDING in his words, A NEEDLE IN THE HAYSTACK. AND THAT SO FAR , THE U.S. HAS FAILED EVEN TO FIND THE RIGHT HAYSTACK. TTA, CBS NEWS, BAGHDAD.))


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A grisly discovery for authorities in North Carolina, in what appears to be a quadruple murder. That story still ahead on the newscast.
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and also, 62 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, a group of students is trying to keep veteran's memories alive.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Bobcats and Devils lock up in the Group A, Division 2 semifinals. We'll try to sort out the BCS mess, and Bruce Smith reaches a milestone today at the Meadowlands. Plus, the Express loses its third straight. All that and then some coming your way in sports.))

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Police in North Carolina are investigating what appears to be a quadruple-homicide.
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Four people were found dead today outside this rural home. Authorities say they went to the home after getting a call from someone who drove by and thought something didn't look right. One of the victims included a ten-year-old boy whose body was discovered in the front yard.
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((IT'S A PITIFUL THING, ANYTIME DEATH OCCURS IT'S PITIFUL. BUT WHEN TALKING ABOUT A CHILD, EMOTIONS RUN VERY HIGH.))
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Neighbors say they didn't even know anyone lived in the house, which was dilapidated. Investigators say at least one of the victims was shot, but would NOT say if they all died from gunshot wounds. It appears the victims were related.
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A Salvation Army bell ringer is charged with raping a woman inside a restroom at a mall in Texas.
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The woman says 22 year old James Allen Grinstead forced her into the restroom and told her he would kill her if she made any noise. Police arrested Grinstead while he was at his post at Richland Mall and charged him with aggravated sexual assault. The Salvation Army in Waco says it started conducting background checks on all its new employees. Grinstead remains in jail on a 20-thousand dollar bond.
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Investigators are doubling the reward for information leading to a conviction in the Ohio Interstate sniper case.

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Just one day after nearly 20 miles of Interstate 270 was closed for investigators to look for clues, local businesses added money to the reward -- making it 20 thousand dollars. Police canvassed 840-houses south of an elementary school that was hit by the sniper on November 11th.
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((WHETHER THE PERSONS OR PERSON RESPONSIBLE LIVE WORK OR VISIT FRIENDS OR RELATIVES IN THIS PARTICULAR AREA REMAINS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME. WHAT IS CLEAR IS THAT THERE EXISTS A CERTAIN LEVEL OF COMFORT BY THIS SHOOTER OR SHOOTERS ))
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There have been 14 shootings since May along the seven mile stretch of the interstate near Columbus. One of the shootings killed a 62 year old woman.
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62 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, a dwindling number of survivors remain alive. Today, Americans remembered the event all across the country. Randall Pinkston has more on the ceremonies, and what one group is doing to preserve the memories of the surviving veterans.
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((TODAY IN WASHINGTON, A SOMBER WREATH LAYING CEREMONY AT THE NAVY MEMORIAL - RECALLING THE MOMENT OF THE SURPRISE ATTACK. CG :1-line�Chicago
IN CHICAGO , ANOTHER COMMEMORATION.. NOT ONLY TO REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR AND THE 24-HUNDRED WHO KILLED THERE -- BUT , A REMINDER THAT AMERICA'S VETERANS ARE FAST DISAPPEARING ... AT THE RATE OF 17-HUNDRED A DAY. I was an angry man
(VO 2) 12-HUNDRED OF THEM ARE IN DAN FRUCHTER'S GENERATION... HE SURVIVED PEARL HARBOR AND THE HELLISH COMBAT THAT F

OLLOWED UNTIL THE WAR'S END .
(SOT: DAN FRUCHTER) RPQ: ARE THERE STILL ANY TOPICS THAT YOU'VE NEVER DISCUSSED WITH ANYONE?

Of course//Who wants to remember things you'd prefer to forget//combat is not nice. People are reduced to existing and surviving
(VO 3) BUT THERE ARE TOPICS HE WILL DISCUSS... LIKE WHAT HE SAW THE NIGHT OF DECEMBER 7TH, 1941... AFTER THE SMOKE CL

EARED OVER SAW PEARL HARBOR...
(SOT: DAN FRUCTHER) Looking down, hundreds and hundreds of fires, burning.. in this area.. and then we knew the full ca

tastrophe.. (VO 4) RECORDING THE WAR STORIES OF FRUCTER'S GENERATION ARE NOW A TOP PRIORITY OF THE FEDERAL VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT. THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PROVIDES THE INSTRUCTIONS AND MATERIALS TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO INTERVIEW VETERANS AND COLLECT THEIR WAR TIME MEMORABILIA.
(SOT: ELLEN MCCULLOCH LOVELL, Director, Veterans' History Project) It's not the stories of the generals of rhe the pol

iticians who made the decisions. It's the stories fo the people who fought the wars and who supported them on the civillian side.
(VO 5) THE STORIES OF MEN AND WOMEN WHO DEMONSTRATED COURAGE AND SACRFICE IN WORLD TWO AND EVERY COMFLICT SINCE . WH

AT THEY DID, SAYS FRUCHTER, SHOULD NOT BE FORGOTTEN. RANDALL PINKSTON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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Still to come on the newscast, in some places, several FEET of snow blanket the Northeast,
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but in a sunnier climate, some kids got the chance to see snow where it really doesn't belong. Those stories are straight ahead on News 7.
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The snow continues to fall in New England. Some are digging out while others continue to watch it fall. Drew Levinson has more.
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((IF "CANCELLED" WERE A DESTINATION---THEN THAT'S WHERE MANY IN NEW ENGLAND WERE HEADING SUNDAY--REALLY THEY WERE GOING

NOWHERE. MOST FLIGHTS WERE GROUNDED--CARS COULDN'T GET A GRIP--AND TWO-WHEELING WAS FAIRLY TRECHEROUS.
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11:28:07 I like snow, I know my kids like snow, but right now its not my best friend. NOT A FRIEND FOR THOSE IN AN EMERGENCY, NOT A FRIEND FOR THOSE WHOVE LOST THEIR ICE SCRAPERS AND NOT A FRIEND TO SNOW PLOW DRIVERS.
(SOT: Name Unavailable, Revere Emergency Managment) 11:25:00 The biggest problem is people are trying to come out and

drive on the streets and we cant get the streets plowedand then the cars get stuck and once the cars get stuck it makes it impossible for the streets to be plowed. MANY FOOTBALL FANS IN NEW ENGLAND AND NEW YORK--DID MAKE IT TO THE GAMES.. THEY CAN THANK THE STADIUM CREWS FOR CLEARING MOST OF THE SEATS OF SNOW.....OTHERS SIMPLY HAD TO SIT IN IT. ALL OF THIS FOLLOWED THE FIRST BIG STORM OF THE YEAR HERE .UP TO THREE FEET OF SNOW FELL IN SOME PLACES...AND IT COULD BE DAYS BEFORE THINGS GET BACK TO NORMAL.
(SOT: rew Levinson, CBS News, New York City) Though the snow has stopped in most places like here in New York--forec

asters say this is just the beginning--expect more of the same in the weeks to come. But right now--no one's looking to the future--they're more concerned with the "now." Drew Levinson, CBS News, New York))

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The northeast wasn't the only place getting all the snow.
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Kids at a preschool in Honolulu, Hawaii were playing in several inches of snow this weekend. Seven tons were shipped in for the kids to throw snowballs and build snowmen. For the adults, the best part was that no one had to get out the shovels and clean the mess up.
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Coming up, the Radford Bobcats come up one possession short in the state semifinals, a BCS breakdown, Bruce Smith makes history and the Express loses its third straight, but first tonight's extra point,
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23 thousand Patriots season ticket holders were told to go home today because the parking lots at Gilette Stadium in Foxboro were not cleared of snow. As a result, there were plenty of good seats for the Dolphins/Pats matchup won by New England 12 to nothing.
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The Radford Bobcats saw their dream of a state title end today in Gate City, but not before Norm Lineburg's troops put up quite the fight against the Blue Devils.
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This was the 8th post season meeting between the two schools since 1971.
Tyler Kilgore got the home team started with this 5 yard TD run to make it 7-nothing.
But Radford answered when Nathan Charlton found Camillo Weinz for 6 to tie things up by the half.
Kilgore added another score in the third quarter to give the Blue Devils a 7 point lead again.
But Charlton then called his own number. He rolls out to the right and dives for the pylon and gets in knotting the game at 14.
Then check out Kilgore who got the hat trick just moments later and just like that it was 21-14..
Charlton hooked up with Trey Mitchell over the middle as the two teams traded blow for blow.
But with just two minutes left, Isaiah Spivey keeps up the gut from 8 yards out. That would be the difference.
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Because with under a minute to go, Charlton gets picked off by Will Hubbard, and Gate City held on to win a tight one 28 to 21.
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And let the BCS controversy begin. USC is the number one team in both the AP and coaches polls, but the Trojans won't have the chance to play for all the marbles in the Sugar Bowl.
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That honor goes to the SEC champion LSU Tigers and Oklahoma despite the Sooners loss to K-State in the Big 12 title game last night. The Sooners stayed at number 1 in the BCS and LSU checked in at number two while Southern Cal's strength of schedule and the computers left them out in the cold. But with a win over Michigan in the Rose Bowl, the Trojans could claim a share of the national title.
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That leaves Kansas State and Ohio State to battle in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl while Florida State and Miami will tangle in the Orange Bowl, a rematch of the regular season contest. The Noles and the Canes will also open up the 2004 campaign against each other.

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The Washington Redskins beat their rival in the New York Giants today and former Hokie Bruce Smith made a little history in the process.
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Tim Hasselbeck tossed two TD passes for the Skins in the game that meant little, but Smith claimed the title of NFL sack king.
The future Hall of Famer trapped Jesse Palmer for a record setting 199th career sack as the Skins
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snapped a three game losing skid and sent the Giants to their 5th consecutive loss 20 to 7.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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Elsewhere in the NFC East, the Eagles moved closer to clinching the division with a resounding 36-10 win over the Cowboys. Donovan McNabb threw for 248 yards and three touchdowns.
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In Denver, former Miami Hurricane Clinton Portis had a huge rushing day for the Broncos. Portis put up 218 yards on the ground against the Chiefs which included 5 TD's as the Broncos humbled Kansas City 45 to 27.
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In Nashville, Edgerrin James rushed for two scores and the Colts improved to 6 and 1 on the road by beating the Titans 29-27. Indy has the inside track to its first division title since 1999.
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The Roanoke Express returned to the Roundhouse ice today to battle Florence after losing two straight to Reading on the road.
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Perry Florio was back in Roanoke for the first time since leaving as the Express head coach last season.
The Express took a 3-2 lead in the second when Doug Scatchard centered the puck to Rob Snowball who puts in the tally from point blank range.
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Still in the second, Shawn Limpright puts another puck between the pipes. But the Express fell in a shootout 5 to 4.
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The Virginia Tech Women stayed unbeaten on the hardwood this afteroon at Alabama. The Hokies knocked off the Crimson Tide 68 to 51, behind 13 points and 12 rebounds from Erin Gibson. Tech ends Alabama's 53 game home winning streak against non-conference opponents.

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With just two and a half weeks left until Christmas, the Marine Corps and some area bikers were doing their part to make sure some kids are not left out.
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The Roanoke Valley Harley Owners Group helped the Marines load up hundreds of cases of toys for the Annual Toys for Tots drive. The Tetra company donated 315 cases of toys, and a Hog member brought the toys from Blacksburg to Roanoke in the official Harley Davidson truck.
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((WELL THERE ARE SO MANY KIDS THAT WILL WAKE UP CHRISTMAS DAY AND WILL NOT HAVE A CHRISTMAS. SO WE JUST MAKE SURE THAT THEY WILL WAKE UP AND HAVE SOME PRESENTS UNDER THAT TREE.))
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After helping load up toys and donating more than 8-hundred dollars to Toys for Tots, the Hogs drove through Roanoke City, the county, through Vinton and on to the Salem Civic Center.
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