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Coming up on News 7
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A mother is charged with the murders of her three children.
First comes love, then comes marriage.. the latest on Gwenyth Paltrow.
Plus what restaurants are doing to help people on low carb diets.. plus this whole low carb thing is actually hurting one industry.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Henry County students get a lesson in the benefits of school consolidation.
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((COURTNEY NEWNAM: I'M REALLY INTERESTED IN THE PRE-ENGINEERING PROGRAM AND SOME OF THE FORENSICS STUFF.))
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[OUT Q=the forensics stuff]
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[Henry-School]


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School consolidation in Henry County is now becoming a reality. Students will soon begin registering for next year's classes and tonight they learned about some changes on the way.
[***School Consol. FS in Monitor***]
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Jennifer Wishon attended tonight's Curriculum Expo at Bassett High School and has more. Jean, students are learning that consolidation means new and more specialized courses.
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It's all in an effort to create a new classroom environment that makes students from four high schools feel comfortable in just two.
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[SUPER=01-Linda Door/Career and Technical Education Director; : ]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Dodson/Henry Co. School Superintendent; ]
[SUPER=01-Donna Hicks/Curriculum Specialist; : ]
[SUPER=01-Courtney Newnam/Bassett Junior; : ]
[SUPER=01-Hannah Joice/Fieldale-Collinsville Junior; : ]
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(( Henry County School officials were pleased at the number of students who turned out to their curriculum expo that looked more like a college fair.
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((LINDA DOOR: WE ARE EDUCATING STUDENTS FOR CAREERS THAT WE ARE NOT AWARE OF AT THIS VERY MOMENT AND SO WE TRY AND STAY ABREAST OF WHAT'S OUT THERE, PARTICULARLY WHAT INDUSTRY AND BUSINESSES SAYING THEY NEED.)) [RUNS11]
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The fair was the latest step on the way to next year's school consolidation. Nearly a dozen new courses are being expanded or added and everyone from students to counselors turned out to learn more.
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((SHARON DODSON: BY COMBINING OUR RESOURCES INTO TWO NEW SCHOOL FACILITIES AS FAR AS WHAT GOES ON INSIDE, WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO GIVE THE KIDS A CURRICULUM SECOND TO NONE IN VIRGINIA.)) [RUNS13]
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A curriculum that includes Criminal Justice, Pre- engineering and opportunities to intern.
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((DONNA HICKS/CURRICULUM SPECIALIST: FORENSIC SCIENCE IS ONE THAT WE PLAN TO OFFER. WITH CSI AND COLD CASE AND ALL THE TV PROGRAMS THAT ARE ON KIDS ARE FASCINATED WITH THIS TYPE OF SCIENCE.)) [RUNS11]
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And while students WILL have a whole new academic environment, the name, mascot and colors at Bassett and Magna Vista High Schools will stay the same. Last week the school board voted not to change the school mascots to incorporate the high schools being vacated.
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((COURTNEY NEWNAM/BASSETT JUNIOR: I WAS GLAD... MORE WELCOME THEN THEY ACTUALLY THINK THEY WILL.)) [RUNS11]
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((HANNAH JOICE/FIELDALE-COLLINSVILLE STUDENT: THEY'RE GETTING USED TO THE IDEA OF US GOING TO A DIFFERENT SCHOOL AND THE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS WILL HELPS US TO MESH TOGETHER BECAUSE THERE WILL BE DIFFERENT CHANCES FOR US TO DO DIFFERENT THINGS.)) [RUNS12]
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School officials are also working with Patrick Henry Community College.
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Jean, they hope to create joint programs that will quickly train work- bound students.

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Water problems continue to plague one Roanoke school.
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A water line broke at Fishburn Park Elementary yesterday.
The school will be closed again Thursday.
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[Henry-Fatal]


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An Axton man was killed this afternoon when his car crashed in Henry County.
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State Police say 44-year old Lonnie Lee Wilson was travelling north on route 632 when he ran off the right side of the road.
The car overturned in a creek and landed on its top in six feet of water.
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Wilson died at the scene.

[Low-carb]


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With more Americans cutting out the carbs -- the bakery industry is losing a slice of its profit. And as doctor Mallika Marshall reports... some restaurants are beginning to cater to the new diet.
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((MORE THAN 50 MILLION AMERICANS ARE NOW ON SOME KIND OF LOW CARB DIET. IN FACT A RECENT SURVEY FOUND THAT 40 PERCENT OF CONSUMERS ARE CUTTING DOWN ON THE AMOUNT OF BREAD THEY ARE EATING THIS YEAR COMPARED TO LAST YEAR. AND THAT IS TAKING A BIG SLICE OUT OF THE BAKING INDUSTRY. SUSU AYLWARD/SUSU'S BAKERY BOUTIQUE (i don't think that bread is the villain.. that's the bad thing) THE LOW CARB CRAZE IS NOW EVEN PROMPTING SOME RESTAURANTS LIKE RUBY TUESDAY TO CHANGE THEIR ME
NU SELECTION TO CATER TO THEIR CUSTOMERS CHANGING EATING HABITS. SOT - PAUL MORAN/RUBY TUESDAY "we have 30 low carb it

ems, helps with smart eating" JAIME DEMETRIUS/CUSTOMER "i think it's great idea.. can' eat off the menu" JULIE HIGGINS/CUSTOMER "i think it's really good.. no options.. thin it's great" RECENT STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT PEOPLE CAN LOSE SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF WEIGHT IN THE SHORT TERM ON LOW CARB DIETS, BUT THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS ARE STILL UNCLEAR. (bakery video) IN RESPONSE TO THE LOW CARB CRAZE, BAKING INDUSTRY GROUPS ARE NOW LAUNCHING A CAMPAIGN TOUTING THE BENEFITS OF EATING BREAD AND OTHER BAKERY PRODUCTS. I'M DR MALLIKA MARSHALL, CBS NEWS.))
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Doctors do caution consumers to beware... just because something is low in carbs does not make it low in calories. Be sure to look at ALL of the nutrition advice when planning your menus.

[Weights-measures]


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They talk pounds and inches at Virginia's Metrology lab, but they don't deal with diets.
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The state's metrology lab maintains the Commonweath's official standards for weights and measures.
The office inspects gasoline pumps, supermarket scales, taxi cab meters and even the tuning forks in radar guns.
The agency's job is to ensure accuracy and to protect consumers.
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((ALAN ROGERS/OFFICE OF PRODUCT AND INDUSTRY STANDARDS: WE WOULD AFFECT IN THE HIGH 80S, 90 PERCENT OF ALL THE TRANSACTIONS THAT TAKE PLACE IN THE STATE. EACH TIME A GALLON OF GAS IS SOLD, EACH TIME A COMMODITY RETAIL FOOD ITEM IS SOLD, WE'RE INVOLVED.))
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[OUT Q=A COMMODITY RETAIL FOOD ITEM IS SOLD, WE'RE INVOLVED.]
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Virginia is one of only ten states with a nationally accredited weights and measures lab.
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[Abercrombie]


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A clothing catalog known more for advertising nudity than merchandise is pulled from shelves.
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The contorversial Abercrombie and Fitch catalog called "A-and-F-Quarterly" is known for featuring naked or nearly naked young models in suggestive poses. Recently the popular retailer pulled the latest edition from stores. The company stopped selling the Christmas issue earlier this month, saying its stores needed the shelf space. Now Abercrombie says it will do away with the controversial catalogs altogether.
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Still ahead on News 7, a mother who's children drowned in a lake is charged with murder.
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While the search continues for crewmen missing after a ship capsizes on the Hudson River.
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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as the Terps knock off the number one Gators in Gainesville.
The Hokies throwdown on the Keydets tonight at the Cassell. The Tech women are taking their rise in the polls in stride. Plus, Dan Reeves is fired in Atlanta. Later tonight on the Big 7.))
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It sounds eerily similar the Susan Smith case from several years ago.
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Three children drowned in a car in an Illinois lake.
Now authorities say the mother and boyfriend killed them.
27-year old Amanda Hamm and 28 year old Maurice Lagrone Junior are charged with murdering the children, ages six, three and 23 months old.
The children died after the car they were in either slid or was driven off a boat ramp- with the couple standing nearby.
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((ROGER MASSEY/DEWITT COUNTY ILLINOIS SHERIFF: BOTH WERE PRESENT AT THE SCENE. BOTH WENT TOGETHER BUT THAT IS AS FAR AS WE WILL GO ON HOW THAT WORKED.))
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Authorities say they have a motive, but they won't say what the motive was.
The case is similar to the 1994 case of Susan Smith- the mother was convicted of murdering her two children in 1994. She drowned them in a car strapped to their seats.
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Three crew members are missing after a cargo ship capsizes.
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Divers searched most of the day with no luck finding the three.
The Stallamare capsized yesterday ending up at a 45 degree angle in the water.
Fifteen crew members were either rescued or escaped on their own, but three others are still unaccounted for.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.
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[Warner-Taxes]


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Governor Mark Warner says if Republicans have a better idea on how to cut taxes while balancing the state budget, he'd like to hear it.
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Warner was in Lynchburg today, talking with local business leaders about his proposal to overhaul the state's tax code.
Critics say his numbers don't add up, but the governor says he's done his best to eliminate a six billion dollar deficit while holding the line on taxes.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: WE'VE GOT TO GO AHEAD AND I BELIEVE BITE THE BULLET, OR HAVE SOMEBODY STEP UP AND SAY 'I WANT TO DRAMATICALLY CUT EDUCATION, I WANT TO DRAMATICALLY CUT THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM OR I WANT TO DRAMATICALLY CUT BACK ON OUR ROAD CONSTRUCTION'. AT LEAST IF THEY HAVE THE HONESTY TO SAY THAT, THEN THAT COULD BE A VALID DEBATE.))
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Warner maintains that, under his plan, two thirds of Virginians would pay less in taxes over the next several years.
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[Boucher]
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A Democratic Congress man is defending his support of the new, nearly 500-billion dollar Medicare bill.
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Congressman Rick Boucher says the bill will help thousands of low income seniors in the New River Valley get free medicines and smaller co-payments.
He says local hospitals will also get nearly 80-million dollars in extra funding and doctors will receive higher Medicare Re-imbursements.
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((RICK BOUCHER: IT ALSO TREMENDOUSLY BENEFITS THE LOW INCOME ELDERLY AND EXPANDS UPON OUR STATE'S MEDICAID PROGRAM WHICH OFFERS FREE PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES BY BRINGING THE ELIGIBILITY LEVEL FROM 80-PERCENT OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL WHERE IT IS TODAY TO 150-PERCENT OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL UNDER THE NEW LAW.))
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But his support does not come without intense criticism of the bill's prescription medicine coverage for seniors. He says it won't take effect for 2-years and leaves a huge gap in coverage.
He says he'll support new legislation to change that part of the bill.
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[Cell-phones]


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Saving seconds- saves lives when it comes to dispatching help to those caught in an emergency.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

As it is now though, the local governments in the Roanoke Valley are unable to locate the source of a cell phone call.
They've all applied for funding to put the necessary equipment in place. Roanoke County's Emergency Communications Chief acknowledges he'd like to be able to locate cell phone calls.
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((WE HAVE HAD AN INCIDENT WHERE A PERSON CALLED IN THAT NEEDED POLICE, WAS BEING ASSAULTED, COULDN'T TELL US WHERE THEY WERE. AND IT TOOK US SOME TIME TO LOCATE THAT PERSON. HAPPILY WE DID. AND EVERYTHING TURNED OUT OKAY. BUT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO PINPOINT A LOCATION AND GET THERE A LOT QUICKER.))
[SUPER=01-Pat Shumate/Roanoke Co. Communications Chief]
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[OUT Q=a lot quicker.]
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Shumate points out the caller has to have the right cell phone equipment for the 9-1-1 center to be able to locate a signal. Roanoke County should have it's system in place by late 2005.
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Half a dozen local radio stations have been knocked off the air by the Federal Communications Commission. The stations were silenced Monday after they failed to renew their licenses. Management at South Boston's W-H-L-F AM radio say they planned to go out of business, but Pulaski's W-B-L-B is scrambling to get back on the air. Officials with the Christian station say the renewal was overlooked, but that they hope to be back on the air as soon as tomorrow. Call letters of the canceled stations are now up for grabs.
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Last week she said she's going to be a mother.
But that wasn't the only big event for Gwyneth Paltrow. The details when we return.
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Plus Bobby Brown's acused of assaulting wife Whitney Houston, though you'd never know it seeing them today.
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[Bobby-Brown]


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Singer Bobby Brown now faces abuse charges after allegedly beating his wife Whitney Houston.
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But you'd never know it seeing the two walking into a solicitors office today- smiling and kissing.
Houston called 9-11 Sunday night- Today police released the tape.
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((911 WHAT IS THE ADDRESS.. MAAM. I AM AT 2310 KILLIMORE. ))
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The phone then hangs up.
A police report says Houston told them her husband beat her when she returned home that evening.
The report says Houston had a one inch bruise on her cheek and a cut upper lip when they got to the home.
Today Houston smiled at the cameras saying we're still together.
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[Paltrow]


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First they announced they're going to have a baby.
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Now Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay front man Chris Martin have gotten married.
The clerk recorder's office in Santa Barbara, California confirms the couple applied for a marriage license on Friday.
That also appears to be the date they got married in a short, secret ceremony.
An official in the county office says documents show the marriage happened, but provided no other details.
Paltrow's publicist says his client refuses to confirm or deny the report.
Paltrow announced that's week she's pregnant and due next summer.
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Maryland upsets number one Florida, while the Hokies roll over VMI. And Michael Vick reacts to Dan Reeves firing. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]

The Washington Caps promoted assistant Glen Hanlon to head coach today after firing Bruce Cassidy. The reason for the switch is simple - the Caps have one of the highest payrolls in the league, yet they are in last place. Hanlon used to be a head coach in AHL.
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[S-Tech]


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The VMI Keydets are off to a tough start this season. The team came into Blacksburg tonight with a 1-and-4 record and its top scorer Radee Skipworth out of uniform with a sprained ankle.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Keydets vs. Hokies; :00]

The Hokies came into this 127th meeting between the two schools with problems of their having lost three of their last four games. VMI in the first half let's senior guard Richard Little hit the three ball to tie the game at 19 with just under 13 minutes to go. But Tech went on a 21-to-nothing run over the next 10 minutes. First Bryant Matthews get the highlight reel rolling with the flying jam. It's 21-to-19 Hokies. Not long able that one, Zabian Dowdell gets one of his 5 assists on the alleyoop to Matthews who slams it in for two of his 26 points. Dowdell would then show his range as he steps out beyond the arc and drills the three pointer as the Tech cushion reaches 21 points. VMI would commit 25 turnovers, and shoot just 37 percent, but Preston Beverly did get this hoop to end the Keydets drought.
[super=33-V.M.I./56/Virginia Tech/80;]

But Tech was in control the rest of the way as Phillip McCandies scores on the low block. The Hokies win 80 to 56.
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The Hokies host Radford on Saturday night in seven o'clock tip.

[S-Ladies]


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The Tech women will also be in action on Saturday as they get their ACC party started a little early by hosting the Maryland Terrapins at 2.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/November 23;]

Bonnie Henrickson's team is experiencing some upward mobility in the national polls. After starting the year unranked - the women are now 20th in the AP poll, and 18th in this week's coaches' top 25.
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[VO NAT CON'T] If you don't catch the Tech women on Saturday, you'll have to wait until December 28th for their next home game.
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Speaking of Maryland, the Maryland men - they were in Gainesville tonight taking on the number one team in the land the Florida Gators. And the Terps were the ones doing the snapping.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gainesville, FL/ESPN; :00]

Nik Caner-Medley did a number on the Gators both inside and out as the Terrapins had a double digit lead in this thing. Medley had 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Terrapin attack. Maryland missed two free throws with a second to go, but Florida's shot to win was wide right.
[SUPER=33-Maryland/69/Florida #1/68;]

Gary Williams gets his 300th career win at his alma mater with the 69-to-68 victory over the top ranked Gators.
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[S-Dan]


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The Atlanta Falcons' team owner is Arthur Blank - the man who also owns Home Depot. He knows a lot about building, and today he proved he also knows a thing or two about tearing down as he fired head coach Dan Reeves.
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[SUPER=03-Flowery Branch, GA; :00]


Blank wanted Reeves to coach the final three games of the season, knowing he would be fired at seasons's end. Reeves said thanks, but no thanks and walked out today. The 6th winningest coach in the NFL all time, Reeves has a record of 201 wins, 174 losses, and two ties. His job security was the subject of much speculation after the Falcons fell slumped to a 3 and 10 team this year after Michael Vick was hurt in the preseason.
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Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will coach the team the remainder of the season in place of the 59 year old Reeves.

[Christmas-Store]


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Hundreds of needy families in Montgomery County will be able to celebrate a Christmas with all the trimmings.
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[VO-NAT]
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The county's Christmas Store opened its doors for the 22nd straight year. It's expected the store will help more than 11-hundred people have Christmas presents. It's a record year for shoppers and volunteers. More than one-thousand people are donating their time to help families pick out new toys, clothes and household gifts.
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[IN Q=They fil baskets]

((CATHERINE BRESKE: THEY FILL BASKETS BECAUSE THERE'S SO MUCH MERCHANDISE HERE AND THEY'RE ALLOWED TO PICK SO MANY THINGS. THAT LITERALLY THEY GO HOME WITH SEVERAL BASKETS FULL OF THINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Catherine Breske/Volunteer]
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[OUT Q=full of things.]
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[VO-NAT]


The store is open for 3-more days and volunteers say they still need donations to make sure everyone in the county has a good Christmas.
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