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Coming up on News 7-
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Congressman Bob Goodlatte gives his own progress report of the reconstruction efforts in Iraq. Saddam's capture may be one of the reasons why holiday shopping sales have gone up this season. And Ferraris for sale in Switzerland. How much does it take to own these rare beauties?
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News 7 is next.

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((I FELT VERY PROUD OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SERVING OUR COUNTRY.))
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Congressman Bob Goodlatte returns from Iraq tonight with a fresh perspective on U-S occupation in the Middle East.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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6th District Congressman Goodlatte traveled 19- thousand miles the past week touring Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kuwait and Iraq.
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Jennifer Wishon caught up with the Congressman this evening and joins us now with more. Myranda, Goodlatte traveled to the Middle East with a mission.
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To oversee the military's role in the region and assess its progress. Many challenges lie ahead, but he says overall things are going quite well.
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((THE SCHOOLS ARE OPEN, THE HOSPITALS ARE OPEN, THE STREETS OF BAGHDAD ARE TEAMING WITH PEOPLE. I WAS TOLD THAT BEFORE SADDAM HUSSEIN FELL THERE WERE ABOUT HALF A MILLION AUTOMOBILES IN BAGHDAD, NOW THERE ARE ABOUT 1.2 MILLION.))
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For someone who wanted to measure progress, Goodlatte picked a good time to travel. The Congressman was having lunch with U-S troops in Rammstein, Germany when he learned Saddam Hussein had been captured.
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((AND THEN WE WENT FROM GERMANY TO AFGHANISTAN AND WE WENT TO BAGRAM AIR FORCE BASE THERE AND OF COURSE THEY WERE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT BUT IT ALSO MADE THEM ALL THE MORE RESOLVED TO SAY WELL THEY GOT SADDAM, WE'RE GOING TO FIND OSAMA BIN LADEN, WE'RE GOING TO FIND MULLAH OMAR SO MORALE IS VERY HIGH, PEOPLE ARE VERY UPBEAT.))
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Goodlatte says cooperation among the Iraqi people is steadily increasing as the U-S undertakes about 100 new reconstruction projects every day.
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((WE VISITED THE US MILITARY FACILITIES IN KUWAIT WHERE THEY DO ALL THE LOGISTICAL SUPPLYING AND THE MOVEMENT OF TROOPS IN AND OUT OF IRAQ. THEY SEND THE EQUIVALENT OF 800 TRUCKS A DAY FROM KUWAIT INTO IRAQ AND SINCE IT TAKES SEVERAL DAYS FOR A CONVOY TO MOVE WE WERE TOLD THERE ARE 6 OR 7 THOUSAND TRUCKS AT A TIME DELIVERING TRUCKS INTO IRAQ.))
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As Chairman of the Agriculture committee Goodlatte paid special attention to the region's agriculture activity. He says both the U-S and Britain are paying close attention to Afghanistan's large poppy crop which is a principle source of heroin.
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But Myranda, Goodlatte says the hardest part of the entire trip was leaving U-S troops knowing that they won't get to spend the holidays with their families.


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Meanwhile, tension in Iraq continues to rise. More than 200 U-S troops have been killed since President Bush declared "mission accomplished." But now Iraqis are beginning to target other groups, mainly fellow citizens. Saddam loyalists are attacking the Shi'ite majority, and more and more Ba'ath party members are being assasinated. Thalia Assuras has more.
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((nat - explosion (turkish tv tape) ON THE ONE HAND THERE ARE VIOLENT INCIDENTS LIKE THIS ... U.S. FORCES AMBUSHED BY REBELS. RECORDED ON A TAPE THAT SURFACED THIS WEEK FROM A TURKISH NEWS AGENCY THERE'S NO INDICATION WHERE OR WHEN THIS HAPPENED BUT SUCH ATTACKS ARE COMMON. MORE THAN 200 SOLDIERS HAVE NOW DIED SINCE THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE END OF MAJOR COMBAT.
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ON THE OTHER HAND, IRAQIS ARE INCREASINGLY TARGETTING EACH OTHER. THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE LARGEST SHI-ITE PARTY WAS BOMBED THIS WEEK AND ONE OF ITS SENIOR MEMBERS WAS ASSASSINATED.
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BRUTALLY REPRESSED BY SADDAM HUSEIN'S REGIME, THE SHI'ITES ARE EXACTING REVENGE. ONE FORMER BA'ATHIST WAS MURDERED BY A MOB. ANOTHER WAS CRITICALLY WOUNDED TODAY AND (CBS) U.S. OFFICIALS EXPECT MORE FACTIONAL VIOLENCE.
(Bite - Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt) (CBS) As we get closer to the transition of the government that may create some more

turmoil, whether it's intersectarian, whether it's directed against the coalition.
(O/C BRIDGE) THE U.S. PRIORITY RIGHT NOW IS TO BREAK THE BACK OF THE INSURGENTS AND END THE ATTACKS AGAINST AMERICAN T

ROOPS AND THEIR LOCAL COUNTERPARTS: THE IRAQI POLICE AND SECURITY FORCES. THE ULTIMATE PRIORITY HOWEVER, IS TO PREVENT CIVIL WAR FROM BREAKING OUT. (THE VIOLENT RIVALRIES FROM BREAKING INTO ALL-OUT CIVIL WAR.) WITH SADDAM'S CAPTURE, THE SHIA... WHO MAKE UP 60 PER CENT OF THE POPULATION ... EXPECT TO PROFIT POLITICALLY AND APPEAR MORE AND MORE IMPATIENT. BUT A GOVERNING COUNCIL ADVISOR IS DOWNPLAYING THE FRICTION, BLAMING THE VIOLENCE ON SADDAM LOYALISTS.
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(Bite - Adil Mahdi/SCIRI) Those people are still resistig, defending themselves and they are not only against the amer

icans, but they are also against the iraqis.
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SE BOTH AMERICAN AND IRAQI LEADERS ARE CHOOSING TO IGNORE THE SIMMERING SECTARIAN TENSIONS. (CBS) THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BLAME SADDAM FOR MUCH LONGER. TTA, CBS NEWS, BAGHDAD.))

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More than 30-people gathered tonight to remember a 23-year-old Roanoke woman shot and killed Thursday morning.
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Friends and family of Neesha Edwards gathered outside the Bar Palma Beauty Academy where Edwards was studying cosmetology.
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The 23- year- old was shot dead inside of a car two hours AFTER alerting police that her former boyfriend was trying to kill her. 26- year- old Carl Lamonte Richardson has been arrested for the crime. Edwards' uncle says he thinks the murder could have been prevented.
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((KELVIN EDWARDS/NEESHA'S UNCLE: I THINK IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN SOME MORE SERIOUSNESS WHEN SHE HAD MADE SOME ATTEMPTS PRIOR TO THIS INCIDENT AS EARLY AS THIS SUMMER WHEN I KNOW TWO DETECTIVES TOOK HER TO THE YOUNG MAN'S HOUSE FROM AN EARLIER INCIDENT WHEN HE SHOT IN HER HOUSE.))
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Edwards remembers Neesha as a loving person who was trying to move on with her life. She leaves behind two children, ages two and six .
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It was drugs -- not alcohol -- that was discovered near a D-U-I checkpoint today in Pulaski. State police arrested 26-year-old Packis Sumter of Radford, after discovering more than 300-grams of cocaine and about an ounce of marijuana in his car. Police spotted Sumter's car near a D-U-I checkpoint on Route-99. Officers searched Sumter's car near that same checkpoint the night before, but did not find anything. Police believe Sumter may have thrown the drugs out of the car, and came back to the area to look for them.

[Minnix]


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Roanoke County Supervisor Fuzzy Minnix is stepping down after a dozen years on the board.
And this week, the county paid tribute to his years of service.
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Minnix is stepping down to devote more time to his position as an air traffic controller in Lynchburg.
He says he leaves with mixed emotions, but with pride for the county's accomplishments during his time on the board.
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((I JUST CAN'T THANK THE PEOPLE OF THE CAVE SPRING MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT ENOUGH FOR ALLOWING ME TO SERVE THEM. THEY ARE JUST A WONDERFUYL GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE. THEY HAVE UNDERSTOOD WHAT WE WERE TRYING TO DO, THEY HAVE HELPED AND IT'S JUST BEEN ONE OF THE TWELVE GREATEST YEARS OF MY LIFE THAT I COULD EVER EVEN EXPECT.))
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Minnix isn't washing his hands of county business completely.
He has agreed to serve on the board of the new Western Virginia Water Authority.
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Still to come on the newscast, a star studded lineup shows its support for Michael Jackson as he faces molestation charges...
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and travel plans are delayed for hundreds of passengers after their pilot is suspected of drinking.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Johnnies bring down the king of the hill in D3 football. Bath quarterback Jacob Phillips plans to do his thing in Colonial Williamsburg, while the Dazzle gets a Marque performance, and the Express gets hit by a Cyclone. Plus college hoops a plenty on the way in sports.))

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A Virgin Atlantic Airways pilot is in jail tonight facing a charge that he showed up drunk to fly a planeload of a passengers to London.
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Officials at Dulles International Airport in Virginia say 55-year-old Richard George Harwell was taken into custody Friday night by police officers on-board Flight 22. The police had been summoned to the plane by Transportation Security screeners, who smelled alcohol on the pilot's breath and suspected he was inebriated. The flight Harwell was supposed to fly Friday night had four-hundred passengers on board.
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((WE ARRIVED AT 6 P.M. EVERYTHING WAS ON TIME, ACTUALLY WE WERE TOLD TO BOARD AT 6 P.M. AT 7:15 WHEN THE FLIGHT WAS SUPPOSED TO LEAVE THEY TOLD US THAT THERE WAS NO INFORMATION, THERE WAS A SECURITY GLITCH. THAT'S ALL THE INFORMATION THEY HAD AND AS SOON AS THEY HAD INFORMATION THEY WOULD LET US KNOW.))
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Airline officials say Harwell has has never had a problem in 14-years as a pilot. He faces as much as five years in prison.
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Friends and relatives of Michael Jackson showed their support for the singer during a private gathering today at his California Neverland Ranch.
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Jackson's family organized the gathering. As many as 600-people were on the guest list, including tennis star Serena Williams, rapper M-C Hammer and pop-singers Nick and Aaron Carter.
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Jackson was formally charged Thursday with seven-counts of performing lewd or lascivious acts upon a child under 14, and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent. Jackson continues to deny the charges. He is scheduled to be arraigned January 16th.
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Boston marked a milestone with another major section of the Big Dig construction project being opened for traffic.
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The ribbon was cut this morning for a new tunnel that replaces some of the old elevated I-93 lanes. A white Toyota driven by a Boston woman made the landmark first trip, escorted by a state trooper. The Big Dig project has been ongoing for ten years and refers to a series of new tunnels through Boston that will replace the old central artery system that snakes through the city.
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Retailers say despite winter weather across the East coast, there will be plenty to be happy about this holiday season. That story straight ahead on the newscast.
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and also, it's clear these bears have been good this year, as they receive a special holiday treat.
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It's been a slow start to the holiday shopping season in some places with winter weather keeping many people at home. Some analysts predict record sales, while others say the pace is off from previous years. Randall Pinkston has more on what is the merriest time of the year for retailers.
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(( CLEAR SKIES AND SUNSHINE. THE PERFECT ANTIDOTE TO WHAT'S BEEN AILING AMERICA'S HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON after WINTER STORMS EARLIER THIS MONTH PUT THE BREAKS ON CONSUMERS...especially in ther Northeast The two snowstorms over the past two weekends kept us away from the stores.
(VO) NOW, ON THIS, THE SINGLE BIGGEST SHOPPING DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS, CONSUMERS LIKE BARBARA D'ADDARIO ARE BACK AND SP

ENDING MONEY.
(SOT: BARBARA D'ADDARIO, NEW YORK, NEW YORK) Today, about 75-dollars. And I've been here 20 minutes (laughs)
(VO) AND TODAY, THERE'RE SIGNS OF A SADDAM EFFECT.. WITH SOME SHOPPERS ATTRIBUTING THEIR OPTIMISM TO THE TYRANT'S

CAPTURE
(SOT: Sara Ovales) After they caught Saddam.. everybody's more cheerful.. everybody is more loose with their money.. (l

aughs)
(VO) BECAUSE OF CONSUMERS LIKE HER, THE RETAIL INDUSTRY REMAINS UPBEAT ABOUT TOPPING LAST YEAR'S ANEMIC 2 PER CENT G

ROWTH.
(SOT: SCOTT KRUGMAN/NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION ) The economy is so much stronger one year later... consumers are in a

much better place one year later. Now, we think 5.7 per cent i well within reach.
(VO) BUT INDUSTRY ANALYSTS WHO ARE LOOKING AT THE COLD HARD NUMBERS
(SOT: BOB BUCHANAN, RETAIL ANALYST, AG EDWARDS ) I think the holiday has been disappointing frankly.
(VO) ARE BEGINNING TO THINK THIS MAY BE ANOTHER LACK LUSTER YEAR IN PART BECAUSE OF LACKLUSTER JOB GROWTH.
(SOT: BOB BUCHANAN , RETAIL ANALYST) You got like 10 per cent of the people out the Re in America are making good m

oney and the other 90 per cent for the most part are struggling. (VO) still, THE MANAGEMENT AT NEW YORK'S SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MALL IS OPTIMISTIC.

(SOT: MICHAEL PIAZZOLA/SOUTH STREET SEAPORT) The store managers are saying business is better than last year and we'r

e doing traffic surveys of our own to validate what they're saying.
( VO) ONE POSITIVE TREND.. foreign TOURISTS .. TAKING ADVANTAGE OF AIRLINE DEALS AND A BETTER EXCHANGE RATE..... co

ming to the States TO SHOP.
(BERNADETTE ROBSON/BRITISH TOURIST) i think it's cheap and you get more variety and the people are lovely.
(RP CLOSE..) WHILE A LOT IS RIDING ON THIS WEEKEND'S SALES, CHRISTMAS ISN'T THE END OF THE GAME FOR MERCHANTS. 10 PER

CENT OF HOLIDAY SALES HAPPEN IN THE WEEK after CHRISTMAS... . RANDALL PINKSTON, CBSNEWS, NEW YORK.))


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When people think of Poinsettias they generally think of red or white flowers, but horticulturalists are always coming up with new varieties.
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University of Florida experts are showcasing the newest types of the holiday flower at their annual variety trial. The trial studies the best way to grow poinsettia plants and also showcases new varieties with unique colors or leaf shapes different from the traditional red.
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((JIM BARRETT/UNIV. OF FLORIDA HORTICULTURALIST; CERTAINLY WE CAN CONTROL THEM AND FLOWER THEM IN THE SPRING OR AT DIFFERENT TIMES IN THE FALL HOWEVER THEY ARE SO CONNECTED TO CHRISTMAS THAT WHEN WE DO TRIAL MARKETING PROGRAMS LIKE THIS THEY TEND TO FLOP))
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Poinsettias remain the most popular holiday potted plant in the country with more than 75 million grown each year. They're also becoming popular in Asian countries as an autumn flower.
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Coming up, Saint John's caps off a perfect season and ends Mount Union's 55 game winning streak in the Stagg Bowl, Bath County's Jacob Phillips makes a decision about his future, and the Express skates with Cincinnati but first tonight's extra point,
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85 youngsters were on hand this morning in Salem for the NCAA's YES Clinic in conjunction with the Stagg Bowl. Some of the premiere D3 coaches in the land were on hand for the clinic, along with the area's top high school tacticians. The participants got instruction not only in football, but also life skills and conditioning.
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The Division Three National Championship trophy resides in Collegeville, Minnesota tonight after the underdog John

nies from Saint John's upset top ranked Mount Union in today's 31st Stagg Bowl. John Gagliardi picked up career win number 414, as his team put an end to the Purple Raiders 55 game winning streak.
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((Over 5 thousand fans packed Salem Stadium on a raw day to watch two teams with 10 national titles between them. The Mount looked poised to grab its 8th title in 11 years when Rick Ciccone found the endzone from a yard out on the first play of the second quarter. But the PAT was blocked.
It stayed that way until the Johnnies Ryan Keating found Jake Theis in the flat, and Theis did the rest bulling his way into the endzone on the last play of the half to give Saint John's a 7-6 lead.
Kehres:
The lead was 10-6 early in the 4th when Gagliardi Award winner Blake Elliott put on a move at the line of scrimmage and rambled 51 yards to the house extending the lead to 11. Elliott also caught 5 passes for 51 yards and was named the game's most valuable player.
His team recorded 4 interceptions on the day including this one by Mike Zauhar that went 100 yards the other way for a score. The Johnnies won it 24 to 6 capping a perfect season and winning their 4th national title, the first since 1976.
Blake: Ryan:))



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Bath County High School senior quarterback Jacob Phillips played in three championship games as a Charger. Today, Phillips gave a verbal committment to William & Mary.
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The Tribe offered Phillips a scholarship two weeks ago and he visited the campus in Williamsburg this past Tuesday. Since then Richmond had also offered Phillips, and JMU coach Mickey Matthews visited with him at the high school this week. The 6-3, 200 pounder was the Friday Football Extra Player of the Week three times in his career. As a starting quarterback, Phillips had a record of 49 wins and 5 losses.
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The guys who get paid to play started their weekend a little early with three NFL games on tap this afternoon, including the Falcons at the Bucs.
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The Falcons intercepted four passes and Michael Vick threw for 119 yards and two touchdowns staking Atlanta to a 30 to 7 cushion. But the Bucs rallied to within 2 late in the fourth quarter only to have this two point conversion
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snuffed out. Atlanta won it 30 to 28 eliminating the defending Super Bowl champs from playoff contention.
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The Vikings also beat up on the Chiefs 45-20 and the Patriots beat the Jets 21 to 16.

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On the hardwood today, the Virginia Tech Hokies took care of Towson on the road by a score of 74 to 67. Bryant Matthews led the Hokies by scoring 24 points and grabbing a career high 15 boards.
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The Virginia Women knocked off Wagner this afternoon at home 87 to 53.
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Elsewhere, Roanoke's J-J Redick scored 20 points for the Duke Blue Devils on five of nine shooting, to lead 6 Devils in double figures against Texas.
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Duke routed the Longhorns 89 to 61 at Madison Square Garden.
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North Carolina and Wake Forest brought a little bit of March Madness to Chapel Hill today playing three overtimes at the Dean Dome.
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Raymond Felton's dime for Jawad Williams forced the first extra session.
But the Deacs Eric Williams went to work down low for a tough deuce tying things again in the second OT.
Melvin Scott had a chance to win it for UNC but his three at the horn rimmed out.
Carolina led by 4 in the third extra frame, but Williams was too much in the paint. Wake got a big stop on 'd' late and
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held on to win a thriller 119-114.
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Roanoke Dazzle guard Marque Perry was recently named the recipient of the the Carl O. Bauer award as the top amateur sports figure in Saint Louis as part of the Missouri Athletic Club's 34th Jack Buck Sports Awards. Today the former Saint Louis Billiken turned in an award winning performance for the Roanoke Dazzle against Asheville.
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Perry hit on 11 of 14 field goal attempts, scoring a career high 25 points and dishing out 8 assists. The Dazzle shot 67 percent in the opening quarter to jump out to a big lead.
George Williams chipped in with 15 points of his own today,
[SUPER=33-Asheville/105/Roanoke/111/;]

including these two on the big jam. Perry came up big down the stretch and the Dazzle won it over Asheville 111 to 105.
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Goals were at a premium tonight at the Roundhouse as the Express battled the Cincinnati Cyclones.
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This one was tied at 1-apiece in the first when the visitors Terry Marchant put home the second of his two first period goals on the rebound.
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That was plenty for the Cyclones as they beat the Express 2-1.
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[Ferrari-Auction]


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It took 27 years to assemble a collection of 14 rare Ferrari's -- and four-million dollars to buy them all this weekend.
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((THE CAR IS FOR SALE AT 950,000 FRANCS. ARE YOU ALL DONE? NO MORE? TO YOU SIR, THANK YOU, 950,000.))
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[OUT Q=THANK YOU, 950,000]
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The collection was in storage for nearly 13 years, hidden from public view since the owner was shot and killed by two car theives. The collection represents a complete history of the Ferrari automobile company with landmark models dating back to the early 1960s.
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Santa knows who's naughty and nice -- and being nice paid off this year for some bears at the Tokyo Zoo.
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Two zoo keepers showed up today in full Santa costume to feed the polar bears and a brown bear fresh salmon. The zoo keepers say the treat is not a normal part of their diet, so the bears got the fish as a Christmas present. (------------) The Santas are set to visit the three lucky bears two more times before Christmas.