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Coming up on News 7-
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The death tolls continues to rise after an earthquake in Iran, but now help is one the way from folks right here in Virginia. Some volunteers in the Roanoke Valley chop trees to cut heatings costs for local families. And highlights from the Continental Tire bowl.
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News 7 is next.

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Reality sets in for thousands of people in Iran, after a massive earthquake nearly takes out their entire city.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Iran-Quake]


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International aid is flooding into Iran after yesterday's 6.5 earthquake left tens of thousands dead. The U-S, along with members of the European Union are sending search crews and medical supplies. Scott Rapoport has more.
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[SUPER=03-Bam, Iran; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Rapoport/Reporting; 1:10]
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((A DAY LATER AND THE RUIN IN THE CITY OF BAM BECOMES GRUESOMELY APPARENT...
(woman wailing)

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF NOW HOMELESS AND INJURED AWOKE TODAY FROM A PIERCING COLD NIGHT TO LOOK FOR SURVIVORS AND MOURN THE DEAD
(aerials of Bam//showing ruined houses, huge tracts of date palms)

THE EARTHQUAKE - WHICH MEASURED 6.5 ON THE RICHTER SCALE - LEVELED ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOODS IN THIS HISTORIC CITY OF 80,000 PEOPLE. TODAY - MORE THAN 25,000 OF THEM LIE DEAD RESCUERS DUG ALL DAY WITH WHATEVER THEY HAD... AND WHEN EXHAUSTION WOULD QUIET THEIR EFFORTS - DESPERATE SOUNDS OF SORROW AND GRIEF FILLED THE AIR. WHEN THE QUAKE STRUCK AT 5:30 FRIDAY MORNING, THE SIMPLY CONSTRUCTED MUDBRICK HOMES WHERE PEOPLE LAY SLEEPING... SIMPLY COLLAPSED...
(car with two women in trunk/ dead person lying by side of road)

PRIVATE CARS MADE DO AS AMBULANCES... FOR THOSE WHO NEEDED URGENT ATTENTION..... BUT MANY WERE BEYOND HELP.
(old beauty shots of citadel//dissolve to ruins)

DESTRUCTION ALMOST TOO MONUMENTAL TO COMPREHEND. IRAN'S INTERIOR MINISTER SAYS THAT MORE THAN 70% OF THE CITY IS DESTROYED ALONG WITH IT... THIS TWO THOUSAND YEAR OLD MUD BRICK CITADEL....
(hospital various)

MEDICAL STAFF AT LOCAL HOSPITALS WERE OVERWHELMED BY THE FLOOD OF INJURED VICTIMS...AND BY RELATIVES LOOKING FOR FAMILY MEMBERS. THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT EVACUATED SOME OF THE MOST SERIOUSLY HURT PEOPLE TO THE CAPITAL , TEHERAN, FOR SPECIALIZED CARE. AND AS NIGHT FALLS ON THE SECOND DAY OF THIS DISASTER - RESCUE WORKERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD HAVE POURED IN TO HELP WITH RESCUE AND REBUILDING EFFORTS - BUT AS MORE BODIES ARE FOUND - IT IS FEARED HAT THE DEATH TOLL COULD REACH AS HIGH AS 40,000. SCOTT RAPOPORT...CBS NEWS.))

[Va-Rescue]


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A group of firefighters from Virginia is among the U-S rescue crews helping recovery efforts in Iran.
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73-members of Virginia Task Force One-- Fairfax County's urban search and rescue team-- left this morning. The plane carrying the team took off around 5:45, but had to return after smoke was reported in the cargo area. It is expected to take off again later tonight.
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[IN Q=ALL THE SURFACE ]

((ED BRINKLEY/FAIRFAX COUNTY FIRE AND RESCUE DEPT-ALL THE SURFACE VICTIMS HAVE BEEN RESCUED ALREADY BY THE LOCALS AND THE FIRST TEAMS THAT HAVE COME IN SO THESE TEAMS ARE NEEDED TO GET DOWN DEEP INTO THE RUBBLE WHERE THE PEOPLE MIGHT BE TRAPPED AND CAN'T GET OUT))
[SUPER=01-Ed Brinkley/Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Dept.;]
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The group is made up of doctors, paramedics, rigging specialists, structural engineers, search and rescue personnel, and four dog teams.
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[Mad-Cow]


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Just days after they first disclosed the discovery of the Mad Cow disease in the United States, investigators think they've tracked down her history
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The animal was likely to have entered the U-S as part of a group of 74 dairy cattle that were imported from the Canadian province of Alberta in August 2001. The cow is believed to have been sent to the Washington dairy farm where it remained until two weeks ago when it was slaughtered. Now investigators are concerned about what happened to the other cattle in the herd.
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[IN Q=That does not suggest...]

((DR RON DEHAVEN/USDA CHIEF VETERINARIAN; THAT DOES NOT SUGGEST THAT ALL OR EVEN ONE OTHER OF THE ANMALS WOULD BE INFECTED. HOWEVER, OBVIOUSLY OUR EFFORTS WILL FOCUS ON TRACING OUT EVERY ONE OF THESE ANIMALS.))
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U-S-D-A officials warn it's likely that some of the meat from the other cattle has been already been purchased. Canada says it's too early to conclude the diseased cow was infected there.
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[Project-Warm]


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Winter is in full swing and for many families heating costs are too much to afford. But as Jennifer Wishon reports, a local organization is working to lift those burdens one cord at a time.
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[IN Q=When that steel get hot]
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[SUPER=01-Jonathon Wilson/Project Warm; 1:44]
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((DAVID STYLES: WHEN THAT STEEL GET HOT, IT'S HOT.))
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81 year old David Styles is a Roanoke retiree living on a fixed income. ((NATS OF BERT AND JONATHON THROWING WOOD OFF THE TRUCK.))
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Saturday mornings he receives a weekly visit that's changing his lifestyle.
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((DAVID STYLES: I GOT A STOVE ABOUT THAT BIG AND YOU CAN GET IT REAL GOOD AND HOT AND YOU CAN CUT THE GAS COMPLETELY OFF, EXCEPT FOR WHAT YOU NEED TO COOK WITH AND THAT HELPS A WHOLE LOT. MY GAS BILL BE ABOUT ON AVERAGE A HUNDRED DOLLARS.))
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Down from 300 dollars since an organization called Project Warm started delivering wood to his house every weekend.
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((MARC WILSON: IT WAS STARTED ORIGINALLY IN RICHMOND BY MY FATHER IN 1976 I BELIEVE. HE HEARD A STORY ABOUT A WOMAN WHO WAS BURNING HER CLOTHES TO KEEP WARM AND HE DECIDED SOMETHING HAD TO BE DONE ABOUT IT AND THAT'S WHERE IT STARTED.))

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The Roanoke area group formed seven years ago and today 60 local families just like the Styles are keeping warm while saving money. ((QUICK NATS OF CHAIN SAW)) The organization is run by more than a hundred volunteers from 12 area Church of the Brethren congregations. Volunteers visit this Salem wood pile twice a week to split the wood and then deliver it.
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[IN Q=Wood is donated]

((MARC WILSON: [cover bite here] WOOD IS DONATED PRIMARILY FROM LARGE TREE COMPANIES. CITY OF SALEM WHENEVER THEY HAVE A LARGE TREE GO DOWN. [end cover here] BY IN LARGE IT'S CONTRACTORS AND COMPANIES THAT BRING IN DUMP TRUCK LOADS.))
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Anyone in the Roanoke metro area with a need for wood qualifies. The Salvation Army serves as a clearing house for the program.
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((MARC WILSON: ORIGINALLY PEOPLE COME OUT HERE BECAUSE THEY WANT TO DO SOMETHING FOR THEIR NEIGHBOR, BUT ONCE THEY GET HERE THEY REALIZE THAT THE FAVORS GO BOTH WAYS))
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[OUT Q=go both ways]

Wilson's son has been helping out for about five years now.
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[SOT 16:29:04]
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((JONATHON WILSON: REALLY WHAT I DO IS I JUST HELP PEOPLE OUT WITH THE WOOD SPLITERS WHEN IT'S THEIR FIRST TIME HERE AND MAINLY EVERYTHING ELSE IS JUST THE SAME.))
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((QUICK NAT SOUND POP OF WOOD SPLITER)) Local people volunteering their time in hopes that their neighbors never have to burn their clothing to keep warm. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Salem.))

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The Roanoke Rescue Mission is hoping to bridge a gap in 2004.
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Hundreds of people enjoy warm meals and shelter at the mission every day, but the director says the past few years have been tough.
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((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON/RESCUE MISSION: THE PEOPLE COMING, THOSE NUMBERS JUST KEEP GOING UP, UP, UP AND SO WE HAVE A 26 PERCENT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF MEALS AND A 30 PERCENT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF SHELTERS AND OUR INCOME HAS EITHER BEEN THE SAME OR JUST MAYBE RAISED THREE PERCENT OR FIVE PERCENT SO THE GAP JUST KEEPS GETTING WIDER.))
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Johnson says she hopes the recent jump in the economy will help close that gap. Meanwhile, the mission is in the midst of expanding and adding 130 beds to its shelter. Johnson says people have been sleeping on the floor for the past 14 months because there aren't enough beds to accommodate the need.
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Still to come, Yankees' owner and New York icon George Steinbrenner is hospitalized after fainting,
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and more than a dozen are feared dead following a series of mudslides in California.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Cavs get defensive and take out Pittsburgh at the Tire Bowl. Don't get used to Marcus Vick catching passes. And don't get used to Kentucky at number one in college hoops.

Plus, local high school tournament action and today's NFL stuff tonight on theBig 7.))[CA-Mudslides]


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California authorities are now trying to identify seven people killed in mudslides in the San Bernadino Mountains. Searchers are still poking through acres of mud and debris searching for nine others. Five of the nine people still missing are children. Chris Lawrence has more.
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[SUPER=01-Chris Lawrence/CBS News; :55]
[SUPER=01-Cindy Beavers/San Bernadino Sheriff's Office; 1:05]
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((RESCUE TEAMS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SAY THEY HAVENT GIVEN UP HOPE OF FINDING SOMEONE ALIVE FOLLOWING A DEADLY MUDSLIDE CHRISTMAS DAY. Super: Pat Gomez/PIO Sot: we want to make sure that we do whatever we can to reach potential survivorsturn over every stone THE STONES, HOWEVER, CAN BE HUGE: BOULDERS AS BIG AS A COMPACT CAR. EVEN FOR 200 RESCUERS ...ITS SLOW, DANGEROUS WORK. Super: Sot: Weve seen 12 foot piles of trees and rocks - SO THEY'RE MOVING CAREFULLY THROUGH WATERMAN CANYON ...WHERE ONE WRONG STEP CAN SUBMERGED A RESCUER AS QUICKLY AS IT DID THE FAMILIES THEY'RE TRYING TO SAVE.
Super: Cindy Beavers/San Bernadino Sheriffs Dept. SOT: as they move through the area, the mud goes from being up to th

eir knees, then waist high and even up to their chests. SEVEN BODIES WERE RECOVERED IN THE SAN BERNADINO MOUNTAINS ON FRIDAY - FOUR OF THEM CHILDREN. FOLLOWING TORRENTIAL RAINS CHRISTMAS DAY, THE MUDSLIDE RUSHED IN WITH NO WARNING - Super: Cindy Beavers/San Bernadino Sheriffs Dept
SOT: because of the force of the mud and water, there could be people miles away..

RESCUE TEAMS ARE COVERING AN AREA FOUR MILES WIDE, USING GROUND CREWS, AIR SUPPORT AND DOG TEAMS. THEY'RE SEARCHING FOR VICTIMS WHO HAD GATHERED AT A CHURCH CAMP ...TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH ITS CARETAKER. CHRIS LAWRENCE/CBS NEWS))


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New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner is in stable condition tonight at a Florida hospital.
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He collapsed today at a memorial service for football great Otto Graham. A fire department spokesman says the 73-year-old Steinbrenner is fine after fainting at the service. A newspaper columnist who was at the service says the Yankees owner reached for a chair and missed and went face-first into the carpet. He was out for a few seconds before coming to.
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Up next on the newscast, a pair of local authors start up their own publishing company after their efforts to get their book in print fall short,
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and a little later, it's a Christmas gift the owners of one store didn't expect. A stolen item is returned a half a century later.
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[Book-Authors]


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It takes a lot of work to write a book, let alone publish and market it. But two Virginia authors are doing just that. Donald Graham has more on how Charles and Carolyn Bruce built a publishing company to get their work out to the public.
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(( Charles Bruce has been working on the story of his ancestor, Robert the Bruce, since the early nineties. He wrote a screenplay about the former king of Scotland, but Hollywood studios turned him down. But that wouldn't stop him from telling the story.
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((BUT I COULDN'T FORGET IT. IT JUST KEPT GNAWING AT ME. IT WAS SUCH A GOOD STORY. SO IN '99...))
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((AND I JUST SAID I'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING. I'M GOING TO MAKE A NOVEL OUT OF IT.))
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Charles wrote a few chapters and after some editing, Carolyn became co-author. When the book was finished, they had to get it published. After firing two agents and a publisher, the Bruce's decided they would have to go it alone, and Bruce and Bruce publishing was born. As if writing and publishing a book isn't enough, Charles drew the cover illustrations and 26 pictures inside the book, designed a website, and they both plan to help other writers get their works in print.
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((IF SOMEONE FEELS THEY HAVE A WORK THAT THEY FEEL IS WORTHY OF BEING PUBLISHED THEN YES WE'LL LOOK AT IT, WHETHER THEY'RE AN AGENT OR AN INDIVIDUAL AUTHOR.))
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In 2004, Bruce and Bruce Publishing will release the second volume of their Rebel King series, a Virginia visitors guide, and two other books by different authors. But for now, they say working on their Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland series takes up much of their time. Donald Graham, New 7, Roanoke.))

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A complete Tire Bowl wrapup with Steve Mason is on the way, plus high school hoops from the area tournaments, and three NFL games are taking place today. But first your Extra Point -
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It's been a rough year to be ranked number one in college basketball this season. Today that trend continued as the top ranked Kentucky Wildcats were beaten 65-to-56 by their rivals the Louisville Cardinals. The win snapped the Wildcats 27 game regular season winning streak and gave Rick Pitino another win over his former team.
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[S-Tire]


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70 points were scored in the inaugural Tire Bowl last December, but this year Virginia got defensive against Pitt. The Cavaliers' defense limited the Panthers to half of their normal scoring output at Ericsson Stadium today. Steve Mason recaps the Cavs' 23-to-16 win.
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[S-Tech]


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Unlike UVa - the Hokies did not play any defense last night against Cal giving up 52 points and 530 yards.
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Tech did possess some of the most imaginative offensive play calling it has shown in a long while. But if you liked what Marcus Vick did at receiver last night - don't get used to it. The rising sophomore says he's here to throw it not catch it.
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[OUT Q=...OF THAT NATURE."]
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[S-Skins]


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The Washington Redskins are closing out their season tonight at home against the Philadelphia Eagles.
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[SUPER=03-Landover, MD/ESPN; :00]

This was likely Bruce Smith's final game in the NFL after 19 seasons in the league. The Eagles were too busy worrying about taking care of buisiness to be concerned with Bruce as they scored on each of their first three possessions and never looked back.
[super=30-Philadelphia/31/Washington/7 ;]

And the Eagles beat the Skins by a final of 31 to 7.
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The hottest team in the NFL locked up home field advantage throughout the playoffs today as the New England Patriots skunked the Bills 31-to-nothing.
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New England quarterback Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes to four different receivers in the first half to put the game away. The Pats go into the playoffs with a 14-and-2 record and are
[super=30-Buffalo/0/New England/31;]

just the fourth team in N-F-L history to win 12 straight games. They'll get a first-round bye in the post-season.
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[S-Niners]


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[VO-NAT]
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The Seattle Seahawks improved to 10-and-6 on the season and kept their playoff hopes alive tonight with a 24-to-17 win over the 49ers.
The Seahawks need a loss by either Dallas, Minnesota or Green Bay tomorrow to get in.
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They haven't made the playoffs since 1999.
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[S-Fleming]


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Day two of the Holiday Hoopla tournament in Salem and tonight's winner's bracket action featured Salem and Fleming in the opener of the night session.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/William Fleming vs. Salem; :00]

Grant Smythers team lost to Fleming back on December 19th - by missing 15 free throws. But tonight - the Spartans would get after it. The big freshman Kenny Belton will gather himself in the paint and go up strong for the hoop for Salem. And watch Jeremy Haskins break the trap by stepping through and exploding to the rack. The Spartans get another hoop in tight.
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Salem gets the right bounces and hustles its way to a 49-to-35 win over the Colonels in the semi-finals.
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[S-Titans]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Osbourn vs. Hidden Valley;:00]

The other winner's bracket matchup had Hidden Valley taking on Osbourn. The Titans Brent Lawrence will throw it away, but on the save attempt he will get it right back and power up for the bucket. Then Hidden Valley went outside to put the game away. First Cory Snell will bottom out this three pointer from the left of the key for the Titans. Then later in the game he will get the assist to Kevin Lambert,
[super=33-Hidden Valley/57/Osbourn/44;]

who jacks up one of his own. Hidden Valley beats Osbourn 57-to-44 and will play Salem for the title Monday night at 7:30.
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[S-Vikings]


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The 8 team Northside Invitational event also opened three days of play today. Host Northside whipped Glenvar __ to __. Franklin Co. beat Liberty, Blackburg ____ Jefferson Forest and
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Wm. Byrd vs. Martinsville; :00]

in the tightest game of the day Martinsville took on William Byrd. Troy Wells' Dogs would get after it on the defensive end as number 33 Shaquan Beamer gets the steal, starts the break, and finishes it with the tip-in. But Byrd was on its game, as well. Josh Newcomer takes the entry pass from Tim Moores and heads to the hoop for two. Later in the second half Rodd Adkins will keep things tight with this three ball from the left side.
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But Martinsville would get the win as Jervis Wimbush seals it with the one handed slam. Martinsville 62-to-58.
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[Stolen-Saw]


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The holiday spirit may have come over one thief in Kentucky.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington, KY;]

A mysterious box was left outside the doorstep of the Poindexter Lumber store in central Kentucky. Inside was a circular Black and Decker saw, along with a letter and one hundred dollars. The letter explained that the saw was stolen from the store more than 50-years ago and that it was time to give it back.
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[IN Q=it said][BUTT BITES!!!]

((ROBERT POINDEXTER/POINDEXTER LUMBER: IT SAID IN HIS NOTE THAT JESUS WAS WATCHING ALL THE TIME HE JUST LEFT IT UP TO ME TO DECIDE. ///HE SAID IT WAS WORTH 79 DOLLARS OR MORE AND HE SAID THE REST WAS FOR INTEREST".))
[SUPER=01-Robert Poindexter, Jr./Poindexter Lumber;]
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[VO-NAT]

The letter said the thief swiped the saw from the store window while the owner was helping a customer. The good deed appears to be just that, though. The note also said that the saw no longer works.
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