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Coming up on News 7-
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Saddam is talking .. at least a little. What he's saying coming up.
It was supposed to bring jobs .. but instead one Henry County company is closing.
and no toys but money in this santa's bag- after he robs a bank.
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Plus when you can see the Survivor finale.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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((PERNELLER WILSON: WE ALREADY HAVE ONE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, WE DON'T DESERVE TWO.))
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Opponents of a proposed methadone clinic in Northwest Roanoke ask the city for help but walk away empty handed.
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Some say it's a prescription for trouble.
We're talking about methadone clinics and tonight the city of Roanoke addressed the problem.
So will the city's plan work? [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin/BAM ;]


Justin McLeod is here now with an answer. Justin?
Jean, it all depends on who you ask.
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Tonight, city council made it difficult for future methadone clinics from moving in.
Even so, some still believe this is nowhere near a cure all.
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((((NAT SOUND OF THE VOTE))
In a joint appearance, Roanoke's planning commission and city council met to discuss the future of methadone clinics in Roanoke.
It is an issue that has city leaders on the defensive.
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((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: BLAME WILL NOT KEEP THAT CLINIC OUT OF NORTHWEST ROANOKE.)) [Runs05]
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That clinic is expected to be located here on Hersberger Road near Cove Road in Roanoke.
Many neighbors oppose it and have been fighting to prevent it from ever opening.
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((EVELYN BETHEL/ROANOKE RESIDENT: I ASK EACH OF YOU, WOULD YOU WANT THIS TYPE OF CLINIC IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.)) [Runs06]
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In response, the city has rewritten the city code to restrict future clinics to General Commercial Districts which are basically retail areas.
This would affect outpatient mental health and substance abuse clinics that dispense and administer controlled substances.
That prompted some concerns from the mental health community which fears this could restrict primary care physicians or psychiatrists.
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[IN Q=Please be careful]

((JANET CRAWFORD/MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF ROANOKE VALLEY: PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH THE LANGUAGE THAT YOU ADOPT TO NOT UNINTENTIONALLY RESTRICT ACCESS TO SERVICES.)) [Runs08]
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City leaders say that won't happen and agreed to re-visit the issue if it becomes a problem.
One thing this ordinance fails to address is the proposed Hersberger Road location.
The city says its hands are tied and can do very little to block it.
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((PERNELLER WILSON/SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: IF THEY CAN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT THAT MEANS ANYTHING CAN COME INTO THIS CITY AND THEY CAN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.)) [Runs06]
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The Southern Christian Leadership Conference presented to council tonight a petition that has over 1,000 signatures from people who oppose the clinic.
Right now, the proposed methadone clinic for Hersberger Road is waiting on a license from the state.
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Justin /BAM;]


Jean, the ordinance passed tonight to restrict future clinics in Roanoke goes into effect immediately.

[Route-58]


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Long-awaited improvements to Virginia's longest highway finally have the green light.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
Today V-DOT signed an agreement with Branch Highways to rebuild Route 58 between Hillsville and Stuart.
Work on the first three-mile stretch of the project near Meadows of Dan will begin this spring.
Work on other sections will start as funds become available.
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[Saddam-Capture]


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Saddam Hussein is described as sarcastic and defiant- but U-S officials say he is providing some information .. through both his words and papers found in his briefcase.
The military says the material has led to more arrests-
Stacy Case has more on what the former leader is saying now that he's in custody.
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(( HAGGARD AND TIRED--- SADDAM IS STILL STAYING ON MESSAGE.

DURING INITIAL QUESTIONING, THE FORMER DICTATOR DENIES HAVING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION OR TIES TO AL QAIDA.
SO FAR, IT'S NOT WHAT HE'S SAID--- BUT WHAT HE HASN'T. U-S FORCES SAY THE BRIEFCASE FOUND WITH HIM IN HIS COFFIN-SIZED

HOLE LED TO MORE MAJOR ARRESTS MONDAY. US ARMY BRIG. GENERAL MARK HERTLING/1ST ARMORED DIVISION We were able to take some of that and use it to go after some key individuals within the city of Baghdad. OFFICIALS WOULD ONLY SAY THEY WERE HIGH ON THE LIST. INTERROGATORS ARE ASKING SADDAM ABOUT THE ATTACKS ON U-S SOLDIERS. SO FAR, THEY'VE GLEANED NO NEW INFORMATION AND SAY HE MAY HAVE BEEN AN INSPIRATION, BUT IT'S DOUBTFUL HE WAS A COMMANDER. ALL HIS ANSWERS, U-S OFFICIALS SAY, ARE MARKED WITH A TONE OF DEFIANCE. WHILE SOME IRAQIS ARE GRATEFUL FOR SADDAM'S CAPTURE. OTHERS ARE NOT. THOUGH ALL ARE WAITING TO SEE WHAT'S NEXT. SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS SAY THE U-S MILITARY WILL LIKELY RETAIN CUSTODY OF SADDAM UNTIL IRAQ'S NEW GOVERNMENT IS FIRMLY IN PLACE. PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS IRAQIS SHOULD TRY HIM. PRESIDENT BUSH: They were the people brutalized by this man. He murdered them, he gassed them, he tortured them, he had rape rooms. STACY CASE/CBS NEWS: THE PRESIDENT SAYS ANY TRIAL MUST WITHSTAND INT'L SCRUTINY.. AND THERE IS ALSO THE ISSUE OF THE DEATH PENALTY. STACY CASE, CBS NEWS.))


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Some Baghdad City council members are celebrating Saddam's capture here in the U-S.
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The group's itinerary WAS hush hush. But now with Saddam's capture it became an open celebration.
The Iraqi's are visiting Washington, Houston and Denver to learn how to build a city from the bottom up- water, sewer and democracy.
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((AMIR ABDULLAH ABBAS/BAGHDAD CITY COUNCIL AIDE AND TRANSLATOR: THIS IS REALLY THE START OF THE NEW DEMOCRATIC, RELIEVED IRAQ.))
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Another Iraqi blames Saddam's henchmen for the deaths of thousands including his brother, uncle and cousin.
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((IT SHOWS WHAT LENGTH HE IS WILLING TO GO TO SURVIVE FROM GREEN PALACES TO FOX HOLES.))
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[OUT Q=to fox holes.]
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[Vo-Nat 10 plus pad]
But the council members say seizing Saddam doesn't remove the nations problems- they say they still have an electricity system that doesn't work and hospitals that don't function.
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[Hickey]


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Even before many V-M-I grads heard Saddam had been taken prisoner, they expected it. That's because they knew one of the officers leading the search near Tikrit.
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Colonel Jim Hickey is a member of the V-M-I Class of '82. He's been leading a Brigade of the Army's Fourth Infantry Division since early Summer. They'd searched the same general area last August and thought they'd come close. Saturday night Hickey's men hit the right hole in the ground.
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((COL. JIM HICKEY/VMI CLASS OF '82; TWO HANDS APPEARED. THE INDIVIDUAL CLEARLY WANTED TO SURRENDER. THE INDIVIDUAL WAS REMOVED FROM THE HOLE.))
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Hickey is a native of the Chicago area. He had complete Ranger training and had his Airborne wings by the time he graduated from V-M-I. The 43-year old Army officer also has a Master's Degree in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins.
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[Cerxon]


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It once promised high-tech jobs for a troubled economy, but today Cerxon (SERKS-on) left Henry County's finances in even worse shape.
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Saddled with debt and citing poor management, the company's only remaining shareholder said he was left with no option but to close the business.
Henry County is now taking back possession of the old DuPont building it leased to Cerxon almost two years ago.
The company still owes Henry County 325-thousand dollars it received in start-up loans.
The county says it probably won't receive any more than a third of that.
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The company employed fewer than 25 people.

[Zoo-Bear]


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The search for a missing bear ended over the weekend, when the animal was shot and killed in Rockbridge County.

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Doug Carnera (car-NAIR-uh) was checking out property that a friend had recently acquired, when the two men encountered the bear.
Carnera had not heard about the bear's escape, and says it did not act like a tame animal.
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((I PERSONALLY HAVE NEVER BEEN TO THE ZOO. MY CHILDREN HAVE BEEN THERE SEVERAL TIMES. AND THERE WERE SOME EXPLANATIONS WHEN I GOT HOME TO MY CHILDREN, BUT ONCE I FOUND OUT THAT THE ANIMAL HAD BEEN WOUNDED, I WAS AT EASE WITH IT. WE CERTAINLY DON'T WANT AN ANIMAL RUNNING WOUNDED.))
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On Thursday two Asiatic Black Bears similar to these animals, escaped from their enclosure on property near the Natural Bridge Zoo.
One of them broke into a nearby home. It was shot and killed after efforts to tranquilize the animal failed.
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The second bear was also wounded, but hadn't been seen since it ran into the woods Thursday night.

[Survivor]


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If our technical difficulties kept you from seeing "Survivor," now you have another chance.
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[SUPER=04-CBS;]


W-D-B-J is rebroadcasting the finale Friday night, December 19th, at eight.
Electrical power to our transmitter went out last night just before the highly-anticipated show came on. Then our backup generator failed.
Some over-the-air and cable customers were unable to watch it.
Again, we'll repeat the final episode of "Survivor" Friday at 8.
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Republicans say they're planning a crackdown on drunk drivers.
That's still ahead on News 7.
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Plus the registers are ringing again... after a two month-long strike at some Kroger stores.
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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office - as Jake Grove becomes a unanimous All-American - earning a spot on his 5th first team The Cavs are pushing away the snow and getting ready to for Pitt. The Hurricanes fire their head coach, and some of NASCAR's finest get in the Christmas spirit - tonight on the Big 7.))
[Kroger]

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Business as usual returns for Kroger shoppers in West Virginia and two neighboring states.
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The grocery store chain re-opened 41 stores today after working around the clock Saturday and Sunday to restock shelves. Kroger closed the stores on October 13th after 33-hundred members of the United Food and Commercial Workers union went on strike over health care and other issues. Workers signed a new deal last Thursday. Kroger also announced today that three stores in West Virginia and Ohio will be closed permanently.
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[Warner]


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Governor Mark Warner spent the day in Christiansburg, touting his tax reform plan.
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Warner claims 65-percent of Virginians will pay less, while the plan still generates money for education, health care and transportation.
The plan includes a cigarette and sales tax hike, an end to the car tax and a cut in the food tax. Warner says he's had a lot of feedback in the last few weeks, both good and bad.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: THIS IS A GOOD PLAN, THE PROBLEM IS WHEN PEOPLE START TO CHERRY PICK IT AND THEY SAY OKAY, I WANT ALL THE TAX RELIEF AND NONE OF THE REVENUE ENHANCEMENTS THEN YOU BREAK THE PLAN APART. YOU'VE GOT TO END UP RAISING ENOUGH REVENUE TO ALLOW US TO TO MEET OUR COMMITTMENTS.))
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBSITE FS]
Warner unveiled a new web site today to help you see how his plan will affects your taxes. You can log onto our web site at WDBJ7.com and click on Websites in the News.
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[GOP-DUI]


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375-- that's the number of Virginians killed last year by drunk drivers.
And 15 is the number of bills proposed by state lawmakers to toughen Virginia's DUI laws.
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Republican legislators today announced they will introduce more than a dozen bills aimed at increasing the penalties for drunk drivers.
One would allow a court to permanently confiscate the vehicle of a repeat offender.
Another would increase the sanction for refusing a breath test.
Lawmakers say the rising number of drunk driving fatalities indicates that stronger penalties are needed.
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Most of the proposed legislation targets repeat offenders.
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[Nurse-Arraigned]


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A former nurse says he sees himself an angel of mercy, but prosecutors call him an agent of death.
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Today Charles Cullen admitted he killed as many as 40 patients during his 16 year career in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The 43 year old admits he gave patients a lethal dose of a heart medication... claiming they were mercy killings.
Cullen is accused of killing a priest and a 40 year old female patient at Somerset Medical Center in New Jersey.
Today Cullen pleaded guilty and said he does not plan to contest the charges.
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As the flu outbreak grows, how do you know if you have it?
We'll have the warning signs next on News 7.
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Santa Claus is supposed to bring gifts, but one santa was taking instead.
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((A MAN DRESSED AS SANTA CLAUS ENTERED THE BANK AND DISPLAYED A BLACK HANDGUN.))
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[OUT Q=A BLACK HANDGUN.]
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More on this Bad Santa when we come back.
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[FLU]


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'Tis the season to feel under the weather. So how do you know if what you're suffering from is the flu?
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A widespread outbreak of the flu has prompted many people, like these at a Lewis Gale flu-shot clinic today, to seek out preventative medicine. Virginia's Health Department says so far this year the state has racked up 88-confirmed cases of Type-A flu.
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((DEBBIE BOOTH/LEWIS GALE: I THINK IT'S BECAUSE WE'VE SEEN EARLIER FLU CASE. WE'VE NOT NORMALLY SEEN THIS MANY FLU CASES THIS TIME OF YEAR.))
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[VO NAT :09] Other illnesses can share similar symptoms. Experts say the key to knowing you have the flu is the length of time you feel sick.
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[IN Q=You go into flu you get shaking...]

((MARTHA POFF/LEWIS GALE: YOU GO INTO FLU YOU GET SHAKING, CHILLS, YOUR FEVER'S HIGH, IT LASTS MORE THAN ONE OR TWO DAYS, IT'S LIKE 3 TO 5 DAYS IN BED FEELING LIKE SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE HERE.))
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[OUT Q=like something's got to give here.]
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While the flu vaccine is in short supply Poff says your doctor can prescribe *pills* that won't keep you from getting the flu but will help decrease its intensity.

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NBA news and action from the hardwood tonight, plus big time honors for Jake Grove and Grant Wiley. Steve Mason checks in with the Cavs on their bowl media day. And some of NASCAR's finest get in the holiday spirit. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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The National Hockey League's longest tenured coach is without a job tonight. The Carolina Hurricanes fired head coach Paul Maurice this afternoon after the Canes slow start to this season. He had been with the team nine years, including two in Hartford before the move was made to Raleigh. He's been replaced by former Islanders coach Peter Laviolette. [go to scores]
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We begin tonight in the NBA where the Boston Celtics had their five game winning streak snapped on a night when they served up more "Cornbread" than popcorn.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves came into bean town and Kevin Garnett, Sam Cassell and Latrell Sprewell combined for 68 poi

nts in the 116-TO-95 win.
Minnesota picked up its 5th straight road win and ruined the halftime celebration and jersey retirement ceremony for

Cedric "Cornbread" Maxwell.
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[S-East]


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Virginia Tech's Zabian Dowdell, the six-two 190 pounder, has been named the Big East rookie of the week.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The freshman point guard from Florida - had 18 points in each of last week's wins over VMI and Radford. He also had 8 assists and for the season - he is averaging 13 points a game.
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Tech's next game in on Saturday at Towson State at 4pm.

[S-Grove]


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Former Jefferson Forest great - Jake Grove - has done it again. The winner of the Remington Award for being the best center in the nation -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Season; :00]

has now landed a spot on his fifth first team all-America squad. The Forest native was named a first teamer by the Associated Press this afternoon. In earning this honor - he becomes only the third unanimous all-American in school history. The other two were Jim Pyne and Corey Moore. Grove is now 5 for 5 on all-America honors. Many of you may remember - the AP all-Americans used to appear every December on the Bob Hope Christmas Special.
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Kevin Jones had a chance to also earn unanimous honors, but the AP named him to the second team behind Michigan's Chris Perry and Kansas State's Darren Sproles.
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West Virginia linebacker Grant Wiley earned first team honors and became the first A-P All-America first-team selection since Canute Curtis in 1996. He's the seventh player in school history named to the team. Wiley is a consensus All-American, as well.

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The Virginia Cavaliers are favored by three points for their December 27th Tire Bowl battle with Pittsburgh. Steve Mason says the Cavs needed some of those Continental snow tires for their bowl media day this afternoon.
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For some reason - rock stars want to be sports stars and sports stars always want to enterainers whether it be rappers, actors of singers. Here's a good example of why most of them should never quit their day jobs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=OH...]
[RUNS=:33]
[OUT Q=...coming to town! (SHOT FADES QUICKLY)]
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Bad-Santa]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=NOne]
[ENG#=1]


It's not the movie Bad Santa; It's the real thing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Unity Township, PA/Surveillance Photos;]


Police say a bank robber dressed like Santa Clause walked into a bank carrying a red sack and a gun-
He walked up to the counter and demanded money.
It happened in broad daylight at a bank in Pennsylvania.
The Santa robber then walked out of the bank, down the street and jumped into a getaway car.
Tonight police say Santa is a wanted man. (------------)