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Coming up on News 7-
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A death sentence for a New River Valley man is put off. The latest on what will happen to James Reid.
Some old neighborhoods may get some new life.
And not everyone moves fast in the cold weather.. but this tortoise is getting some help.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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He already has what was supposed to be his last meal... but Convicted murderer James Reid is spared a lethal injection tonight.
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[Reid]


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He was scheduled to be executed at nine o-clock, but James Edward Reid is still alive.
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Reid is the convicted killer of Annie Lester, an 87-year-old Christiansburg woman.
A federal appeals court issued a stay of his execution yesterday.
Tonight, just two hours before he was scheduled to die by lethal injection, the U-S Supreme Court upheld the stay.

Reid is arguing that lethal injection constitutes a form of cruel and unusual punishment.
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((STEVEN BENJAMIN/CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: IT APPEARS TO BE AN ILLUSION NOW THAT LETHAL INJECTION IS A VERY PEACEFUL NICE PROCESS WHEN IN FACT ITS BEGINNING TO APPEAR THAT ITS ANYTHING BUT. WHAT WE'RE FINDING IS THAT IT'S AN HORRIFYING PROCESS INVOLVING SOMEONE BEING ABSOLUTELY PARALYZED AND SLOWLY FEELING THE TREMENDOUS PAIN OF SUFFOCATION AND DEATH WHILE BEING UNABLE TO COMMUNICATE.))
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The U-S Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case similar to Reid's in June.
Reid's future will likely hinge on that outcome.
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[Neighborhood]


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Some old neighborhoods in Roanoke are about to get a new lease on life.
The city is prepared to spend millions of dollars to make it happen.
So what can residents expect? [***NEIGHBORHOOD REVIATLIZATION IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with an answer. Justin?
Jean, it's called the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative.
[LIVE= Justin/FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


The goal is for the city of Roanoke to improve one neighborhood at a time rather than scatter its resources citywide.
The project is already underway in one part of the city and now two more areas will be getting a facelift.
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They are the Gainsboro and Gilmer Avenue neighborhoods in Northwest Roanoke.
Tonight, residents gathered for an informational meeting at Lucy Addison Magnet School.
[SUPER=04-March; :]


They heard how the city has already spent more than six million dollars making improvements between Jamison and Bullitt Avenue in southeast Roanoke.
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((CARL COOPER/ROANOKE NEIGHBORHOOD ADVOCATES: IT'S AN IMPROVING COMMUNITY AND IT'S A COMMUNITY WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS IN ROANOKE AND THE CITY ADMINISTRATION AND COUNCIL IS BEGINNING TO TAKE BACK IT'S FORMER GLORY DAYS.))
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To accomplish that, residents can apply for no interest loans to help fix up their homes.
The city also plans to buy vacant lots and fill them with new houses.
Other improvements include easing traffic, increasing green space, and providing grants to area businesses.
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((EVELYN BETHEL/GAINSBORO AREA RESIDENT: IT REALLY DOES A LOT FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND IT IMPROVES THE OVERALL APPEARANCE OF THE CITY FROM HOTEL ROANOKE UP TO ST. ANDREWS CATHOLIC CHURCH.))
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The city plans to spend nearly 20 million dollars in the Gainsboro/Gilmer Avenue areas.
Some of it will be federal money, the rest will come from private and public funds.
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Construction is set to begin this summer and the entire project will take nearly three years to complete.
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Jean, other neighborhoods that will see improvements in the future include Hurt Park, Washington Park, and old Southwest.

[School-Info]


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Parts of the News Seven viewing area are getting several inches of snow tonight...
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[TAKE SCHOOL TOUCH FULL]
That means no school tomorrow for some.
(Jean adlibs Schools)
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[Malvo]


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A second conviction in the Washington area sniper shootings.
After deliberating a total of 13 hours, a jury finds 18 year old Lee Malvo Guilty of Capital murder.
Stacy Case reports from Chesapeake.
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((SOME JURORS TEARED UP. FAMILY MEMBERS HUGGED. BUT LEE BOYD MALVO SAT EMOTIONLESS. 8 WOMEN AND 4 MEN DECIDED THE
TEEN SNIPER WAS MOTIVATED BY MONEY AND MEANNESS, NOT INSANITY. GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS--- CAPITAL MURDER FOR MULTIPLE

KILLINGS, CAPITAL MURDER FOR TERRORISM AND A FELONY FIREARMS CHARGE. BOB MEYERS/ DEAN MEYERS' BROTHER we appreciate the work of the jury and all the people that have been a part of getting us to this point. THE BROTHER OF VICTIM DEAN MEYERS' WAS THE ONLY FAMILY MEMBER TO SPEAK. THE DAUGHTER OF FBI ANALYST LINDA FRANKLIN, WHO MALVO IS CONVICTED OF KILLING-- CRIED AS THE VERDICT WAS READ.
FOR FIVE WEEKS---- JURORS WATCHED AND LISTENED.... THEY CAME FACE TO FACE WITH HORRIFIC PICTURES OF VICTIMS--- INCLU

DING FBI ANALYST LINDA FRANKLIN. THEY PEERED INSIDE THE TRUNK OF THE SO-CALLED SNIPER'S NEST. THEY LOOKED AT THE BUSHMASTER RIFLE THAT CLAIMED 10 LIVES. THEY EVEN HEARD MALVO'S TAPED CONFESSIONS.
PROSECUTORS PAINTED A PICTURE OF A TEENAGER WHO WAS MEAN,--- NOT INSANE----
WHO WAS INFLUENCED BY JOHN ALLEN MUHAMMAD--- NOT PROGRAMMED BY HIM.

PROSECUTOR ROBERT HORAN PUNCTUATED HIS POINT BY SHOWING JURORS A LETTER MALVO WROTE TO AN INMATE IN PRISON IN WHICH MALVO ADMITS HE PLAYS, QUOTE, "THE STUPID FOOL." HE SAID, TOGETHER THE TWO WERE A KILLING MACHINE-- WILLING TO CONTINUE UNTIL THE GOVERNMENT PAID THEM $10 MILLION DOLLARS. STACY CASE/CBS NEWS MALVO COULD JOIN HIS ACCOMPLICE ON DEATH ROW. THE OTHER OPTION?? LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE. THE SENTENCING PHASE BEGINS FRIDAY MORNING. Stacy Case, CBS NEWS CHESAPEAKE, VA.))

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One person is dead, and one wounded after an early morning shooting in Roanoke.
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23-year old Neesha Edwards was shot to death while sitting in a car outside of her apartment on Bennett Drive around four this morning. According to police, two hours before she was killed Edwards obtained a warrant against 26 year old Carl Lamonte Richardson, saying he had threatened to kill her. He was arrested a few hours after the shooting, and is being held on murder a charge at the Roanoke City Jail without bond. Neesha Edwards was a student at the BalPalma Beauty Careers Academy, and school officials say she will be missed.
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((WALT HODGES/BALPALMA BEAUTY CAREERS DIRECTOR; WELL LIKED BY THE STUDENTS AND SEEMED TO HAVE A LOT OF FRIENDS HERE. OBVIOUSLY FROM THE REACTION OF EVERYONE THIS MORNING SHE WAS VERY WELL LIKED, AND SEEMED TO BE A VERY POSITIVE STUDENT WHILE SHE WAS HERE.))
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An acquaintance of Edwards, 22 year old Shawn Webb was wounded in the shooting. He is in fair condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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[Smith]


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He didn't receive a life sentence, but a Roanoke man will spend the next 76 years in prison after shooting a Florida tourist back in March.
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27- year- old Derrick Wakie (Wah'-KEY) Smith pled guilty to shooting Ryan Taboada several times during a robbery attempt and then stealing the man's vehicle while his little girl was still inside. The mother of one of Smith's children testified on his behalf. Kiana (Key- ana) Howard says Smith should pay for his crimes, but doesn't want her little boy to grow up without a dad.
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Ryan Taboada was not at the sentencing, but is said to be recovering from his wounds in Florida.
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[Jackson]


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Formal charges were filed today against singer Michael Jackson-
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The felony complaint was filed today in California-
Seven counts of lewd or lascivious (LA-Siv-ious) acts against a child with the intent of arousing, appealing to and gratifying the lust, passions and sexual desires of Jackson and the child... and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent- reportedly alcohol with the intent of committing child molestation.
Jacksons' attorney says the investigation is flawed.
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((MARK GERAGOS/JACKSON'S ATTORNEY: WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS AN INTERSECTION BETWEEN A SHAKEDOWN OF SOMEONE LOOKING TO MAKE MONEY AND SOMEONE WITH AN AX TO GRIND.))
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Prosecutors did allow Jackson his passport back so he may travel to England for the holidays. Two weeks after he returns. He faces arraignment.
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After two years of cuts, more money may finally be flowing into state colleges and universities.
What that means for Virginia Tech when News 7 returns.
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Plus a rough landing gets even rougher when a cargo jet catches fire.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Tech-Allen]

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After 2-years of major budget cuts, Virginia Tech may finally be getting new money. Congress is sending millions for research and Governor Warner isn't proposing any cuts in his new budget. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa takes a look at the numbers.
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((It's not just the white stuff coming down at Virginia Tech these days. School leaders are finally seeing some glimpses of green. Senator George Allen says he's pushed Congress to send the University an estimated 13-million dollars in recent weeks for research projects.

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((SENATOR ALLEN: THESE APPROPRIATIONS ARE GONNA BE VERY IMPORTANT AS THEY COME FORWARD WHETHER IT'S HOMELAND SECURITY, NATIONAL DEFENSE, MEDICAL RESEARCH. ALL OF IT'S REALLY GREAT FOR JOBS INVESTMENTS AND IMPROVING OUR LIVES.)) [RUNS:15]
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But money for research isn't the only good news Tech leaders got this week. Governor Mark Warner's isn't proposing any budget cuts for higher Education. In fact his budget includes 144-million new dollars for Virginia's colleges and universities.

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((DR. CHARLES STEGER:THE AMOUNT IS 72 MILLION DOLLARS PUT TOWARDS THE BASE ADEQUACY FUNDING PROBLEM THAT THE INSTITUTIONS FACE AND IT'S A VERY GOOD STEP FORWARD COMPARED TO WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST YEAR.)) [RUNS:14]
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((RACHEL DEPOMPA: In the last two years Tech's had to cut 72-million dollars from its budget. This year the university's teaching more than 400 fewer classes. Leaders say any new money would be welcome.)) [RUNS:12]
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((DR. CHARLES STEGER: WE WOULD SPEND THEM TO REBUILD THE FACULTY AND KEEP CLASS SIZES DOWN AND THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION UP AND I KNOW ALL OF OUR MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WILL LISTEN TO THAT AND I SUSPECT THAT THEY WILL DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO BE HELPFUL TO US.)) [RUNS:13]
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The general assembly will take up the issue of new funding for higher ed in its upcoming session. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Blacksburg.))

[Goodlatte]


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A week- long trip to the Middle East ended with some tense moments for Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte. The plane carrying Goodlatte out of Baghdad today took evasive action after equipment detected a possible missile launch.
It turned out to be a false alarm, and the Roanoke Republican says he was encouraged by what he witnessed in Iraq.

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Goodlatte travelled with five other members of Congress to Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq.
In a conference call with reporters this afternoon, he said he believes coalition forces are making steady progress with the security challenge there.
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((ONE OF THE STRONGEST INDICATIONS OF THAT IS THE FACT THAT THE ATTACKS THAT ARE STILL GOING ON , ALTHOUGH THEY REACHED A PEAK DURING RAMADAN AND THEY'RE NOW BELOW ABOUT HALF OF THE ATTACKS THAT WERE OCCURING EACH DAY DURING RAMADAN.))
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[OUT Q=each day during Ramadan.]
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Goodlatte said he also enjoyed the chance to visit with many Virginians who are serving in Afghanistan and Iraq... including Doug Richards of Roanoke, an airman stationed in Baghdad.
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[Fed-Ex]


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Some new pictures in of that Fed Ex plane that caught fire today while landing in Memphis.
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The Cargo Jet had two crew members and five employees aboard when it veered off the runway and caught fire.
Amid the smoke at the front of the jet, you can see crew members jumped to safety.
Of the seven only one person was injured when jumping from the plane.
The MD-10 was coming in from Oakland California.
Fed Ex says there was no indication of an emergency before the landing- No word on what sparked the fire or whether any of the jet's cargo was damaged.
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Roanokers will ring in the New Year with flair this year.
Still ahead, plans for a new downtown celebration.
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Plus this tortoise needs a little help to win a race against cold weather.
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[Commercial]

[Midnight-Market]


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Two years after Roanoke's downtown New Year's Eve celebration was canceled another outdoor event is in the works.

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Event Zone is promoting "Midnight on the Market", a gathering to be held the night of December 31st in the parking lot behind Billy's Ritz. Organizers describe the event as a "party" whereas the former First Night celebration was more of a "festival".
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((KATIE LUCAS/"MIDNIGHT ON THE MARKET": IT'S GONNA BE VERY CASUAL, VERY INEXPENSIVE FOR THE PEOPLE WHO DON'T WANT TO THROW ON THEIR BALLGOWN AND SPEND ALOT OF MONEY, PEOPLE THAT WANT TO THROW ON THEIR JEANS AND HAVE A GOOD TIME AND NOT STRESS OUT.))
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 31, 2000;]

Organizers of First Night canceled the celebration in 2001 citing leadership changes, problems finding volunteers and money issues. The event typically drew about 10-thousand people. Lucas says she hopes "Midnight on the Market" will draw at least half that many.
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The college football seaosn rolls on tonight with the GMAC Bowl, Ferrum's Darren Venable recieves yet another national award and we will hear from both Staggg Bowl participants,
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But first our extra point. Miguel Tejada slipped into a Baltimore Orioles jersey with his name and the No. 10 on the back. The Orioles put their new shortstop on display Thursday. Tejada, who won the 2002 AL MVP award with the Oakland Athletics, agreed to a $72 million, six-year contract on Sunday.
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The G-M-A-C Bowl, which hosted the highest-scoring game in bowl history two years ago, had yet another score board light bulb popping shootout tonight as Miami of Ohio took a 12-game win streak into its matchup against Louisville

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[SUPER=03-Mobile, AL/ESPN2; :00]

This match up involved two of the nation's higher-scoring teams and they would show why.
In the first, Miami of Ohio's Ben Roethlisberger finds Michael Larkin on a 27 yard touchdown pass and the score was 7-zip.
After a Miami TD run. Roethlisberger hits Martin Nance on a 12 yard touchdown connection and its 21-zip.
[SUPER=34-Miami Ohio/49/Louisville/28 ;]Louisville pulled to within 14, 21-7 on a short Lionel Gates run that crosse

s the goal line,
But Big Ben notches yet another TD pass, this one a 16 yarder to another receiver Matt Brandt, the score was 35-21 at the half and the final is 49-28 Miami of OHIO in the GMAC Bowl.
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[S-Stagg]


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Salem's 11th Stagg Bowl pits Mount Union against St. John's in the Division III national football championship. Both teams practiced and Travis Wells visited with each team.
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((As the Salem Stadium staff put the finishing touches on the cold turf, both the Purple Raiders and the Johnnies were hard at work themselves. One team will polish off a perfect season with a win on Saturday, and for Saint John's Coach John Gagliardi it would be career victory number 414. The 77 year old is college football's all time wins leader. Throughout his 55 years on the sidelines, his philosophy has been simple, yet strange, but more importantly successful.
John: Larry:
Travis:
A crowd between 4 and 5 thousand is expected for the Stagg Party which kicks off Saturday at 11. In Salem, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

[S-Darren]


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Ferrum defensive back Darren Venable has made yet another All-American team.
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[VO-NAT]
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Venable has been selected to the 2003 colege sports information directors association division three all-american football team. Earlier this week, he was named to the Football Gazette's all-american team.
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[S-VT]


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Frank Beamer and the Virginia Tech football program received a committment from Charlotte cornerback Rod Council who chose the Hokies over UVA, Notre Dame, and Michigan. Council, from West Charlotte High School checks in at 5-11, 175 pounds.

[S-Bruce]


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Hidden Valley and Cave Spring high schools lost a friend, a mentor, an awesome strategist and a great guy today when Titans boys soccer coach and history teacher Bruce Mahan died this morning.
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Mahan suffered a brain aneurysm this past Thursday and was taken to UVa medical center where he underwent emergency surgery. Mahan died in his sleep sometime between last night and this morning.
Mahan led Cave Spring to five straight Roanoke Valley District titles. After some time away from coaching he took over at Hidden Valley and led the Titans to the state tournament in the school's first year of soccer competition. Mahan coached many great players including ACC all tournament team selection and former Knight John Hartman.
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Instead of flowers the family has asked that people make donations to the Bruce Mahan Memorial Scholarship which can be deposited at any Suntrust bank or Hidden Valley High School. Bruce Mahan was 48 years old is survived by his wife Kim, and sons Nathan and James.
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On to the NBA where Kevin Garnett recorded his first triple-double of the season as Minnesota won its fourth in a row 1

14-to-109 over Dallas. Garnett poured in 35 points to go along with ten assists and ten rebounds.
[SUPER=32-Minnesota/114/Dallas/109;]The Mavericks led by a point with about five minutes left before falling to 3-and-9

on the road this season. Steve Nash and Antawn Jamison combined for 23 of the Mavericks' 27 fourth-quarter points. Nash finished with 27 points and nine assists. Jamison had 22 points.
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[FL-Animals]


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Cold weather is not just hitting home, but to the south- and that means it's time to come inside for some animals at the Miami Metro zoo.
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But it's not easy moving a centuries old tortoise- who could be shell shocked by the chilly air.
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((WITH YOUR KNEES FELLAS.. ONE TWO THREE.))
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The tortoise is in warmer climes inside tonight.
A freeze warning was issued last night for the Sunshine state.. tonight temperatures are in the mid forties and they could drop to 40 tomorrow night.
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