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Coming up on News 7-
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A local department store chain may close shop. Details coming up.
Oh that aching back- a less invasive procedure could get rid of the pain.
and why is the confetti flying BEFORE New Year's Eve. We'll tell you.
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Plus when will the warm weather come to an end?
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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With the C-I-A warning of a possible airline attack, the U-S beefs up airline security even more- today requiring foreign airlines to put armed sky marshals on selected flights.
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((TOM RIDGE/HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY: THE PRESENT GOAL IS TO HAVE ARMED AND TRAINED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS ON FLIGHTS OF INTEREST.))
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[OUT Q=flights of interest.]
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[Air-Marshal]


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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The U-S will decide exactly which flights must carry sky marshals- based on intelligence it picks up about terrorist threats to aircraft.
U-S Officials say they already have intelligence that British based airlines could be a target.
The new threats they say... point to New Years and again single out flights from Paris and Mexico City.
Bill Prasad has more.
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[SUPER=04-Demonstration Video; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Ridge/Secretary of Homeland Security; :20]
[SUPER=01-Peter Bergen/Terrorism Analyst; :35]
[SUPER=01-Jim McAuslan/British Airline Pilots Association; :56]
[SUPER=01-Bill Prasad/Reporting; 1:03]
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[OUT Q=I'm Bill Prasad]

((THEY ARE ONE MORE LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST A TERRORIST THREAT. THE U-S REVIVED THE SKY MARSHAL PROGRAM ON FLIGHTS AFTER THE SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH ATTACKS. BUT NOW THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY IS REQUIRING INTERNATIONAL CARRIERS TO PLACE ARMED OFFICERS ON SOME FLIGHTS HEADING INTO THE U-S. Tom Ridge/Homeland Security Secretary: These directives effective immediately are a part of our on going effort to make air travel safe for americans and visitors alike. LAST WEDNESDAY FRENCH OFFICIALS CANCELED AIR FRANCE PARIS TO L-A FLIGHTS AFTER U-S OFFICIALS EXPRESSED CONCERNS. Peter Bergen/Terrorism Analyst: Paris is a place which has been the site of attempted al-qaeda operations. AIR MARSHALS ARE ALREADY ON-BOARD SOME FOREIGN CARRIERS, THEY WILL BE ADDED TO OTHERS. BRITISH OFFICIALS SAY MARSHALS WILL BEGIN WORK IMMEDIATELY. BUT THE BRITISH PILOTS ASSOCIATION SAYS PILOTS SHOULD BE TOLD WHEN A MARSHAL IS ON-BOARD AND CAPTAINS SHOULD RETAIN ULTIMATE CONTROL OF THE FLIGHT. AS FOR GUNS... Jim Mcauslan/British Airline Pilots Association: we don't believe guns should be on an aircraft but if they are, we want a proper protocol for the deployment of these sky marshals. THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SAYS WHEN IT PERCEIVES A THREAT IT WILL ASK THAT A SKY MARSHALL BE PLACED AN INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT. IF THE CARRIER REFUSES, THE PLANE MIGHT NOT BE ALLOWED TO LAND IN THE U-S. IN WASHINGTON, I'M BILL PRASAD.))

[Paige]


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Roanoke police hope hoping new technology will help solve an old murder case.
They've enhanced the suspect's original photo to show what he may look like 14 years later.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 1989]


Thomas Paige, Junior is accused of killing two women and wounding two other people in an apartment on Staunton Avenue.
A few weeks after the shootings, Paige was indicted on capital murder and other charges, and police released this picture.
The new photo uses computer progression to add some age and weight.
Over the years, people have reported seeing Paige in Atlanta and Washington.
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[Bedford-Supervisors]


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The Bedford County Supervisors have decided to delay their first meeting in January to give a three judge panel time to sort out a disputed election. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & JoeD /BAM;]


Joe Dashiell attended the special meeting tonight, where members of the board said they were willing to meet the judges half-way.
[LIVE= JOeD /FULL BAM]
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Jean, a close vote in the Big Island District and the discovery that 41 people voted in the wrong precinct have lead to a challenge of the November results. A three judge panel will meet January 14th to consider the case.
But state law requires new members to be sworn in before the first meeting of the year, or face nullification of the election.
With the organizational meeting scheduled for January 12th, the supervisors were facing a dillemma.
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((Five board members attended the special meeting.
Big island supervisor Tony Ware is one of the candidates contesting the election, and chose not to attend.
With the results in dispute, and the judges urging the board to postpone its January 12th meeting, the supervisors unanimously agreed.
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((DO YOU FEEL THAT THIS WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. OH I THINK IT IS. AND I HOPE EVERYTHING WORKS OUT WELL AND I'M SURE IT WILL.)) ((WE ARE MEETING THE JUDGES HALF WAY AND I THINK SURELY THEY WILL MAKE A DECISION IN THE 14TH, BECAUSE WE ARE PRESSED FOR TIME IN OUR BUDGET WORK SESSIONS AND WE REALLY NEED TO GET ON WITH THE COUNTY BUSINESS.))
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That county business will now have to wait a week. The supervisors have scheduled their next meeting for January 20th at 7:30pm.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & JOeD /BAM;]


Jean, board members say tonight's decision was the only fair thing to do, and everyone we spoke with said they are looking forward to having this issue resolved.

[Coaches-Lawsuit]


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Coaches for a high school girls' basketball team have settled a defamation lawsuit against the father of one player.
Roger Koehler (Kay-ler) apologized for repeatedly attacking their abilities and trying to get the coaches fired.
In a telephone interview Rockbridge County High School coach Mike Hamilton told The Associated Press that he was "sorry it got to this point.''
Hamilton and assistants James Clark and Stephanie Tyree each sought 1-point-3 million dollars in damages in a lawsuit they filed this fall against Koehler.
Hamilton's lawyer would not talk about the settlement or whether the coaches received any money.

[NC-Crash]


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Seven teenagers are killed during a police chase in North Carolina.
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Tonight authorities say the fifteen year old driver was not licensed.
The crash happened just after midnight-
A Troutman North Carolina police officer was chasing the car when it ran off Highway 21 at a high speed and plunged down a ravine.
The victims ranged in age from 13 to 18- one investigator says the teens probably did not stop because they were scared.
A Troutman police officer says he tried to stop the car because it was swerving and driving erratically.
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[Iran]


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Signs of life are sparking hope following a deadly earthquake in Iran.
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A clergyman discovered three victims- believed to be dead, who were actually alive. The man noticed the victims stirring as they were being lowered into graves. Also today, search crews found a baby girl alive, trapped in her home. The six month old was cradled in the arms of her dead mother. An estimated 25-thousand bodies have already been buried. Only about 2-thousand people have been pulled alive from the rubble. Some rescue teams say no one else could still be alive and they're preparing to leave. But others say they will stay.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Va-Iran]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
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Some rescuers never even made it to Iran Firefighters from Fairfax who were on their way were turned around.
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[IN Q=When there are people in need;]

((DAN SCHMIDT/FAIRFAX CO. RESCUE WHEN THERE ARE PEOPLE IN NEED WE'RE OFTEN CALLED, AND IT DOESN'T MATTER WHERE IT'S AT, OUR MISSION IS TO GO HELP PEOPLE AND SAVE LIVES.))
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Less than a day after being dispatched to help recover victims, some members of the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue team returned to the U-S. Just over 30 members were sent back home after the mission changed from one of victim recovery to humanitarian aid.
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42 members of the team continued on to Iran. That group will help establish a base of operations for the U-S government aid team.
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Virginia gets an unexpected holiday bonus.
Still ahead on News 7, how a tax amnesty program is bringing in millions of bucks.
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And will a long-time area department store close its doors for good?
The latest on the future of Heironimus next.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Heironimus]

(Mini Open)



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The company that owns Heironimus has told property managers in Virginia it intends to discontinue operations here. The parent company gave notice today it will not renew the lease at Spartan Square in Salem. Keith Humphry says the company has "no comment," so it's unclear tonight whether Heironimus will close in February.
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(([16:51:38] ((I HADN'T HEARD THAT, BUT I WOULDN'T DOUBT IT. Why do you say that? SO MANY STORES ARE CLOSING, THE OLDER STORES.))

[RUNS:10] Heironimus is one of the oldest. Heironimus and Brugh opened the first store in Roanoke in 1890. The customer base has aged along with the company. Regulars will tell you they find a refuge here from the huge chain stores. [16:50:18] ((I THINK HEIRONIMUS HAS ALWAYS BEEN ORIENTED TOWARD THE OLDER GENERATION OF CUSTOMERS.)) [RUNS:08] In 1993, the Dunlap Company bought out Heironimus. Less than three years later Dunlap closed the store downtown and one in the New River Valley. Just this year the company consolidated two stores at Towers Mall into one. There are only four left... the two in Roanoke- -at Towers and Towne Square- -one in Salem, another in Lynchburg. [15:56:17 -Stand up @ Towers]
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Dunlap operates 50 department stores in nine states under 18 different names. Yahoo Finance says the company lost 15 million dollars last year.
(CORRECTION. EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS CORRECTION APPEARED IN NEWSCASTS 12/31: "When NEWS 7 broke this story Monday we inco

rrectly reported that the Dunlap Company lost money last year. Revenues were off by 11-and-a half percent from the year before, according to Yahoo Finance, but not in the red.") [16:44:57] ((I ENJOY SHOPPING HERE, GOOD VALUES AND GOOD QUALITY CLOTHING. I'D MISS IT IF IT WAS GONE.)) [RUNS:06]
[16:47:05] ((I WOULD REALLY MISS THEM. A PART OF ROANOKE'S HISTORY, I THINK.)) [RUNS:05] Though Dunlap has given notice it will not renew its leases, there is a remote possibility the stores will not close.

Spartan Square owner Luke Waldrop says he will do his best to find a way to keep the Virginia stores open. Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))


[Tax-amnesty]


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Virginia's first tax amnesty program in 13 years has paid off for the state.
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The nine week program collected 98-point-three million dollars in back taxes.
That's more than double the program's initial goal.
Close to 100-thousand delinquent taxpayers settled up with the state.
[SUPER=04-Virginia Dept. of Taxation Video; ]


State tax officials are crediting the program's success to the public relations campaign featuring Tax Letterman.
Despite the higher than expected collections, the state's tax commissioner say it will be a long time before the state offers amnesty again.
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((KEN THORSON/VIRGINIA TAX COMMISSIONER: IF YOU RUN TAX AMNESTIES TOO OFTEN PEOPLE GET USED TO IT THEY DON'T PAY MUCH ATTENTION TO IT THEY FIGURE I GOT BY THIS FAR I'LL WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT ONE SO YOU REMEMBER THAT THE LAST ONE WAS THIRTEEN YEARS AGO. I DOUBT THERE WILL BE ANOTHER ONE ANY SOONER THAN THAT.))
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Delinquent taxpayers who did not take advantage of amnesty now owe an additional twenty percent penalty.
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[Mad-Cow]


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Inspectors say the animal that developed mad cow disease was older than originally thought-
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It was born just before a regulation banning livestock feed that included animal parts. It may have been the feed that made the animal sick.
Officials also say the cow had three calves AFTER she entered the U-S.
Only one is in the U-S and is being held in isolation.
Federal officials continue to say there is no health risk to consumers in the U-S.
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((DR. RON DEHAVEN/U.S. DEPT OF AGRICULTURE: THERE IS NO INDICATION THAT WE HAVE THE MAGNITUDE OF PROBLEM THAT EUROPE HAS EXPERIENCED IN THE YEARS PAST.))
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Still they are scrambling to recover meat that came from a single diseased cow in Washington state and from 19 other cows slaughtered the same day. That amounts to some 10-thousand pounds of meat that was distributed in eight states and Guam.
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Many suffer from it... Still ahead on News 7, a new way of treating some back pain without surgery.
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Part of Times Square's New Year's Eve celebration gets an early shakedown... literally.
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[Commercial]

[Housing-Code]


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Trying to fight City Hall can make some people pitch a fit... instead, one Lynchburg man pitched a tent.
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David Johnson says he and his roommates were forced out of their Park Avenue home for what they say were mostly minor violations of the housing and fire codes.
So they've been living in this tent on his front lawn for about a week.. and letting the public know about their situation.
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((DAVID JOHNSON/HOMEOWNER: I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S A NEED FOR REGULATIONS AND THINGS LIKE THAT BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN SETTLED IN A MORE ACCOMMODATING MANNER I THINK.))
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Johnson says city inspectors made a surprise visit to the house while he was gone over Thanksgiving weekend and condemned the house.
He says he's fixed the problems and another inspection is scheduled for tomorrow.
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[Back-Pain]


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If you have back pain that's caused by a herniated or bulging disk --there's a treatment option that doesn't require surgery.
Everything is done with a needle.
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The procedure uses this device to remove a portion of the disc. It helps to relieve tension inside the bulging disk that's pushing against the nerve.
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((DR. SAM SAMARASINGHE/COMPREHENSIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT CTRS:SOME PATIENTS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PROCEDURE THEY SAY THE FEEL BETTER. I USUALLY TELL THEM IT'S LITTLE DISCOMFORT WITH THE NEEDLE AND PROCEDURE ITSELF AND MAY TAKE A COUPLE OF DAYS FOR THAT TO WEAR OFF))
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Audrey Rickmond is hoping this procedure will offer long term relief.
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((AUDREY RICKMOND/PATIENT: IF I'M ON MY LEGS A LOT I HAVE A LOT OF PAIN. STRENUOUS TYPE OF WORK IT'S REAL SEVERE))
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Doctors say the procedure works for more than half the patients who try it. For some, surgery may still be necessary.
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High school hoops tournament action,, Lady Hokie highlights, and Matt Shaub endoreses his roommate to take over as UVa's quarterback
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[SUPER=04-LPGA; :00]

But first our extra point. Golfer Annika Sorenstam is The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for 2003. She won the L-P-G-A Championship and Women's British Open to complete a career Grand Slam, played two rounds at the Colonial on the P-G-A Tour, and became the 100th person inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
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[S-Tech]


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16th ranked Virginia Tech took the Cassell Floor against Wake Forest tonight in the Lady Luck Classic championship game.
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A warm welcome to Charlene Curtis, the Wake coach and former Fleming star.
Speaking of Fleming, that's former Colonel Tonia Brown leading the Demon Deacons.
Much of the talk surrounds Tech freshman Kirby Copeland who was named Big East rookie of the week for her 9 point, 4 rebound, 4 assist effort against Furman in the Lady Luck semifinals.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/70/Wake Forest/59;]The Hokies would play hot potato before Copeland gets the rock to Eva Kublin

a who hits two of her 15 points. She was named tournament MVP.
Wake comes back when Porshe Jones sends the bounce pass through traffic to Cotelia Bond-Young and she scores on the lay in.
Then, watch Tech guard Kerri Mason makes the nifty spin move and give to Fran Recchia and Tech improves to 10 and OH with the 70-59 win.
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In Charlottesville, the UVa women fell to seventh ranked Minnesota 73-53 in the Cavalier Classic tournament champion

ship game. The wahoos are 5 and 5.

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J.J. Redick and his Blue Devils battled Davidson today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC/ESPN; :00]

To Cameron indoor Stadium we go. Redick would rip rope on his first three pointer from long distance early in the first half.
J.J. would also nail this pull up J for his fifth point on the afternoon. He had a game high 22. Davidson would pull to within one
[SUPER=33-Duke/88/Davidson/54;]but the Blue Devils go on a run led by Loul Deng. Deng takes the pass from Chris Duhon

and greets the Wildcats with the one handed jam.
Deng and Duhon hook up again on the ally oop, Duke improves to 9 and 1 with the 88-54 win.
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Hidden Valley and Salem tipped it off in the Holiday Hoopla tournament Championship.
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Chris Morris and his Titans knew they faced an explosive Salem team.
In the fourth, Hidden Valley's Jud Carte buries the trey from the corner.
Then, Corey Snell drives right down the middle of the floor and scores on the nice lay in. 36-30 Titans.
[SUPER=33-Salem/54/Hidden Valley/43;]The game would come down to the final few minutes. Salem Freshman forward Kenny

Belton took over scoring four of his team high 15 late, including this put back after a miss.
Jeremy Haskins rips rope after the nice pass from Chris Adams, Salem wins the tourney 54-43.
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[S-Vikings]


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The Northside Invitational final four games were tonight.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co/Bruins vs. Vikings; :00]


Billy Pope's Vikings always play as hard or harder than any team they face
and they had their hands full with a talented Doug Day Blacksburg team.
In the second period watch the Vikings Ryan Frazier start the nice ball movement, the rock ends up in the hands [SU
PER=33-Blacksburg/67/Northside/62;]of Mark Eubank and he finishes with the bucket.


But Blacksburg's Eric Eversole finds the range on back to back three pointers and Blacksburg advances to the championship with the 67-62 win.
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In girls hoops, William Byrd's Christmas tourney rolled on tonight in Vinton.
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Mike McGuire would face another athletic team
in the Heritage Pioneers in the semi finals.
Watch Rebecca Bays go inside to Sarah Yeargan she goes strong to the iron and scores.
[SUPER=33-William Byrd/49/Heritage/45;]The Pioneers answer with Jaquell Skinner who is gonna hit in traffic.


Meghan Plunkett answers for Byrd who wins it 49-45 and meets Botetourt in the finals tomorrow night at 7:45.
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[S-Suggs]


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Lee Suggs is no doubt making a bid for the Cleveland Browns running backs job next season.
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The rookie rushed for 186 yards on 26 carries in just his second NFL start for the Cleveland Browns who beat Cincinnati 22-14. So is Suggs the Browns back next season?
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With their Continental Tire Bowl championship trophy twin in Charlottesville, UVa can start preparing for 2004.


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[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00]


Obviously the biggest shoes to fill will be Matt Schaub's who broke UVa's records for career TD passes with 56 and yards passing in a career with 7, 502. One option UVa has is back up signal caller and receiver Marquis Hagans who has been Schaub's roomate for the last two years.
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[SUPER=01-Marquis Hagans/UVa Receiver & Back up QB; :00]
[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/2,592 Yards passing, 18 TD's This Season; :10]
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[OUT Q=..for their team]
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[TOSS TO BREAK]


[Confetti-Toss]


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New Year's Eve is still two days away, so why is the confetti already flying in New York?
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Believe it or not, this is a dress rehearsal for the big day. Yes, practice at confetti throwing.
The President of the Times Square Business Improvement District conducted the annual confetti practice toss on Broadway today.
This is much smaller than what's to come on New Year's Eve.
That's when millions of pieces of confetti will rain down on Times Square. (------------)