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Coming up on News 7-
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The company confirms it. Heironimous will be closing stores.
While another company brings hundreds of jobs to the region.
People are lining up for a shot at one.
And a popular diet pill is now banned for sale in the U-S. Officials say it's dangerous.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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And then there was one... Heironimus makes it official... stores are closing.
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[Heironimus]


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Heironimus will close three of its four stores in Virginia.
Company officials confirmed the move today.
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[SUPER=04-Yesterday]


The Associated Press reports the stores at Towers and Towne Square malls in Roanoke and the store in Lynchburg will close.
Heironimus at Spartan Square in Salem will remain open, at least for now.
An official with the parent company says the Salem store's lease has not come up for renewal. But he would not disclose when the lease runs out or whether the company will close the store when it does.
A senior Vice President with the Dunlap Company said increases in rental rates forced the company to close the Roanoke and Lynchburg locations.
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[Global-Contact]


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In Pulaski, a new company is opening its doors and hundreds are lining up for a job.
Global Contact Services is interviewing nearly 100-people a day for its new call center.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa has more.
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[SUPER=01-Perry Cole/VEC Manager; :30]
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[SUPER=01-Greg Alcorn/GCS President; 1:06]
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((50 year old Dreama Jones thought she was dreaming when she heard the news 300-jobs were coming to Pulaski.

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[SOT:1:33:43:00 ]
[IN Q=I was laid off]

((DREAMA JONES:I WAS LAID OFF, I'M OUT OF WORK. I'VE BEEN OFF SINCE SEPTEMBER SO ... THIS COME ALONG I WAS VERY EXCITED. IT'S CLOSE TO HOME TOO. 5-MILES FROM WHERE I LIVE.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=where I live.]


Dreama is now one of hundreds of hopefuls eagerly taking on long lines to be one of the 150 people hired for a new call center.

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[IN Q=They have six]

((PERRY COLE:THEY HAVE 6 PEOPLE INTERVIEWING HERE IN THE OFFICE TODAY AND THEY'RE DOING REAL WELL. I'D SAID THEY'RE PROBABLY NOT WAITING OVER AN HOUR FOR AN INTERVIEW TODAY. WHICH THAT'S PRETTY GOOD UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES.)) [RUNS:13]
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PAPER NATS 1:38:43:00
Resumes are being shuffled and pens are scribbling away in the halls of the employment office. Those with seats, feeling lucky.

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[IN Q=There was a line]

((RACHEL DEPOMPA:THERE WAS A LINE OUT THE DOOR OF THE EMPLOYMENT OFFICE ON MONDAY. THEY INTERVIEWED 80 PEOPLE AND OFFERED JOBS TO 40.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=to 40.]


GCS plans to hire 150 people in the next month and possibly another 150 by the summer.

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((GREG ALCORN: WE ARE ELATED THAT WE HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE INTERESTED AND QUALITY FOLKS INTERESTED IN INTERVIEWING AND COMING TO WORK FOR GCS.)) [RUNS:13]
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With so many people out of work...Jones is just hoping she's one of the fortunate few.

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((DREAMA JONES: I LIKE IT A WHOLE LOT BETTER. I THINK IT'S A WHOLE LOT BETTER WORK TOO. PAYS GOOD . AND I LIKE IT... SHOULD WE JUST KEEP OUR FINGERS CROSSED? KEEP OUR FINGERS CROSSED. YES)) [RUNS:11]
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GCS will be back at the Radford employment office next Monday and Tuesday to conduct more interviews. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Radford.))

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Excavation near Roanoke's Public Works Service Center has uncovered more waste.
Crews found the crushed remains of another drum there this morning.
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Several drums have been found in the area since late summer, when crews began preparations for the city's new stadium and amphitheater.
In a news release, officials said they are following established procedures to test and dispose of the drum and its contents. They have also notified the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
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Earlier this month, D-E-Q cited the city for violating state regulations.
The notice of violation followed three recent incidents in which workers discovered waste buried on the site.

[New-Years]


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Three quarters of a million people will head to Times Square in New York City tomorrow night... but along with a lot of people will be a lot of police.
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Security is tight as the New Year approaches.
Officials won't say how many police will be on duty in Times square but some estimate between eight and ten thousand.

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((RAY KELLY/NEW YORK POLICE COMMISSIONER: WE ARE PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION TO HOTELS AND SENSITIVE LOCATIONS SUCH AS LANDMARK BUILDINGS, THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT AND FERRY TERMINALS.))
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At times Square, every visitor will pass through security. No bags, and no alcohol allowed- no exceptions.
A no fly zone is in effect over New York and man hole covers are sealed shut and snipers will watch from rooftops.
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And it's not just New York.
Security will be tight at other popular spots including Las Vegas.
Military helicopters will patrol over the Las Vegas Strip as well as the Rose Parade, and air space will be off limits over Disney World.
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[Roanoke-shooting]


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An early-morning shooting in Roanoke claimed the life of a young business owner.
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[VO-NAT]
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Darrin "Buggy" Guerrant was shot at close range as he sat in a car outside his home at 15th Street and Loudon Avenue.

He had his own business, having established Star City Car Care on the heels of success with a mobile car-care venture.

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((SHARONDA GUERRANT/MURDER VICTIM'S SISTER; NICE GUY, DIDN'T BOTHER NOBODY, STAYED TO HIMSELF. YOU WANTED HALF HE GIVE IT TO YOU, IF HE GOT IT.))
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Darrin Guerrant had been in trouble, twice arrested for possession of cocaine three years ago. But he'd turned his life around and was due to be released from probation at the first of the year. His cousin, Antwan, worked the car wash with him. The two were together when the shooting occurred around three this morning. Antwan Price will recover from his injuries.
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Authorities in Pittsylvania County are searching for a missing Greensboro woman, after a small child was found alone this morning in a parked car.
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Investigators say 25- year- old Tiffiney Nicole Williams was last seen yesterday, when she left a Greensboro doctor's office with her child.
Williams reportedly has a history of mental problems.
Deputies searched the Whittles community where the car was found without finding Williams. The two- year- old has been turned over to Pittsylvania County Social Services. [TAKE CRIMESTOPPERS FS]
Investigators are asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything about Williams to contact Pittsylvania County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-791 -0044.
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[Ephedra]


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Federal health officials are labeling Ephedra too risky to take, and warning suppliers to stop selling it.
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For the first time ever the Food and Drug Administration has moved to ban a dietary supplement, saying Ephedra poses too many health risks.
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((TOMMY THOMPSON/HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY TODAY'S ACTIONS TELL CONSUMERS THAT THE TIME TO STOP USING THESE PRODUCTS IS NOW.))
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Ephedra is linked to heart problems, strokes, and more than 150 deaths, including that of Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler earlier this year. As an herbal supplement, the law states Ephedra doesn't have to be approved by the F-D-A, so before banning it the agency must first prove that it poses a significant or unreasonable health risk.
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More steps to protect Americans from Mad Cow Disease.
We'll have the latest next on News 7.
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Plus a dried-out Christmas tree could be the cause of a deadly Virginia fire.
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Members of a Covington church damaged by fire feel blessed most of the building was saved.
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Flames broke out in the sanctuary of the Mallow Presbyterian Church sometime early Monday morning. Workmen who arrived after daybreak smelled smoke and called 9-1-1. But by then, investigators say the emergency was over.
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((CHARLES SIMPSON, JR./ALLEGHANY CO. SHERIFF: THE FIRE ACTUALLY BURNED ITSELF OUT DUE TO LACK OF OXYGEN. THAT WAS A BLESSING BUT THE HEAT WAS SO EXTENSIVE THAT IT DID A LOT OF DAMAGE TO THE CHURCH.))
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[VO NAT :19] The damage was mostly confined to the sanctuary. If the ash that litters the rest of the building can be cleaned in time, Pastor Gary Marshall says Sunday services will be held at the opposite end of the building in the Fellowship Hall. The fire's been ruled accidental although the exact cause has not been named.
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Authorities blame a Christmas tree for a fatal fire in Northern Virginia this morning.
Three people died in the Fairfax County fire. Six others managed to escape.
Investigators say a Christmas tree that had been inside for six weeks and had not been watered for some time- and that's what sparked the fire.
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[Fire-Training]


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Roanoke Valley fire recruits got practice putting out a real fire.
A church that planned to tear down the building- donated it for the training.
The fire-EMS students spent 14 weeks learning their trade.
They'll join their departments next month.
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[Mad-Cow]


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The Agriculture Department is stepping up its effort to protect Americans from mad cow disease.
It is now banning the slaughter of so called "downer cattle" for meat- those are cattle that can not stand or walk on their own.
As Manual Gallegus reports, the government is also promising to create a national tracking system for beef cattle.

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((THE NATIONAL CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION RELEASED THIS VIDEO TO SHOW OFF CHANGES MADE TO THE U.S. BEEF INDUSTRY SINCE BRITAIN'S MAD COW DISEASE EPIDEMIC IN THE EARLY 90'S. AND NOW, THE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT HAS ANNOUNCED EVEN MORE CHANGES.
(SOT: ANN VENEMAN/U.S. AGRICULTURE SECRETARY)

The actions we are taking today are steps to enact additional safeguards to protect the public health." THE NEW REGULATIONS INCLUDE AN IMMEDIATE BAN ON THE USE OF DOWNER CATTLE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. THAT MEANS SICK COWS LIKE THE ONE SLAUGHTERED IN WASHINGTON STATE ON DECEMBER 9TH AND LATER FOUND TO BE INFECTED WITH MAD COW DISEASE ... WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE U.S. FOOD SUPPLY.
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THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALSO DECLARED HIGH RISK TISSUE IN OLDER CATTLE ... SUCH AS THE SMALL INTESTINES, THE BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD ... UNFIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. ANY ANIMAL EXAMINED FOR MAD COW DISEASE -- OR BSE -- WON'T BE ALLOWED INTO THE FOOD CHAIN UNTIL TEST RESULTS ARE CONFIRMED.
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OTHER RESTRICTIONS INCLUDE TIGHTER CONTROLS ON SLAUGHTERHOUSE PRACTICES TO PREVENT COW NERVE TISSUE FROM CONTAMINATING BEEF, AND THE CREATION OF A NATIONAL ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM THAT WOULD HELP OFFICIALS RESPOND QUICKLY TO AN OUTBREAK. THE USDA HAS RECALLED MORE THAN 10-THOUSAND POUNDS OF MEAT IN EIGHT STATES AS A PRECAUTION ... FOLLOWING THE DISCOVERY OF THE FIRST CASE OF MAD COW DISEASE IN THE U.S. BUT THE GOVERNMENT INSISTS THE DANGEROUS PARTS OF THE ANIMAL WERE REMOVED AND NEVER SOLD TO THE PUBLIC. THE AGRICULTURE SECRETARY SAYS THESE NEW RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR AWHILE, BUT SOME CONSUMER ADVOCATES SAY THE ADDED STEPS DON'T GO FAR ENOUGH TO PROTECT AMERICA'S BEEF SUPPLY. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS.))

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The bankruptcy of Pillowtex could turn into a big financial gain for some lawyers.
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Four law firms and three financial advisers have submitted bills of about 4-and-a-half million dollars to a bankruptcy court in Delaware.
The fees cover their work for three months following the shutdown of the company last summer.
Bankruptcy law puts those groups ahead of any other creditors.
The closing of Pillowtex threw a thousand people in Henry County out of work.
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Planning a New Year's Eve out?
Stay tuned, because Robin Reed has the forecast.
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Plus Santa's used to flying, but this trip to a festival in Serbia has a rough ending.
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[Capitol-paint]


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Thomas Jefferson's State Capitol is getting a face lift.
But first historic preservationists are trying to find out how the structure originally looked.
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The 200-plus year old building has undergone expansions and renovations in the past.
But this is the first attempt at restoring the Capitol to its period of architectural significance.
Experts are studying historic photographs and analyzing paint layers.
They want to get an accurate idea of how the building looked when Jefferson roamed its halls.
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((GEORGE SKARMEAS/CHIEF ARCHITECT: THERE IS AN ARCHITECTURAL GENIUS IN THIS BUILDING. THE WAY HE DESIGNED THE BUILDING THE ARCHITECTURAL WERE EXTRAORDINARILY SIGNIFICANT IN AMERICAN HISTORY AND VIRGINIA HISTORY.))
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[OUT Q=SIGNIFICANT IN AMERICAN HISTORY AND VIRGINIA HISTORY.]
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The restoration project will be completed in December 2006.
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[Santa-Crash]


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Perhaps Santa is safer in his sleigh.
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[SUPER=03-Kragujevac, Serbia;]

A helicopter carrying a man dressed as Saint Nick crashed today in Serbia. The chopper went down in view of a street celebration where children had gathered to greet the jolly old elf. Several people were injured in the crash, including Santa, but he WAS able to walk away. The pilot had to be transported to the hospital by ambulance. Serbs celebrate Orthodox Christmas on January 7, but children receive presents at the New Year -- a legacy of communist rule when Christmas was not officially celebrated.
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More reaction from the Redskins on Spurrier's resignation, high school hoops, and a local soccer product playing with the world's best
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But first our extra point. Bill Callahan's days as the Oakland Raiders' head coach appear to be numbered. Several Raiders players say Callahan has been fired. Callahan is one year removed from taking the Radiers to the Super Bowl. Oakland is 4-and-12 this season.
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Steve Spurrier resigned as Redskins coach today. In a statement he said "I feel after 20 years as a head coach there are other things I need to do."
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Spurrier's fun and gun offense never took off in Washington and his record after two seasons was 12 and 20. He will receive NONE of the 15 million dollars remaining on his contract that was supposed to run through the 2006 season.
Spurriers place at Redskins Park was still intact today and his players had to ask reporters if his resignation was real. Two offensive players were disappointed the Spurrier quit.
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In college bowl action, Texas Tech beat Navy 38-14 thanks to Red Raiders quarterback B.J. Symmons 497 yards and four touchdowns passing on a torn left knee ligament in the Houston Bowl. He adds on to his NCAA single season passing record with 5,833 yards.
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The Northside Invitational championship tipped off tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Bruins vs. Eagles; :00]

Blacksburg was fighting for it's life, down 21 points in the fourth.
Franklin County's Quinton Hopkins gets the ball down court in a hurry to Mario Maddux who finishes the break with the bucket.
The Bruins Matt Mitchell picks off the pass, gives to Paul Velander who is gonna make good on the turn over and gets the foul.
[SUPER=33-Franklin Co./55/Blacksburg/53;]With less than two minutes left. Eric Eversole hits a trey to cut that 21 p

oint lead to 3.
Blacksburg ties it with 1.6 seconds left, and has the ball but on the inbounds, the eagles Ty Sigmon intercepts the ball and scores, Eagles win the tourney 55-53.
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Lets take a trip to Vinton for the Lady Terriers Christmas Classic tournament championship that would pit Lord Botetourt against William Byrd.
In the first period, watch the Cavaliers Kristen Graham take the rock inside and she is gonna score for the early lead.
[SUPER=33-Lord Botetourt/44/William Byrd/37;]Byrd comes back. Nice ball movement. Kayla Kitchens dishes to Natalie

Gevas who finds the bucket and scores from in close. Byrd is within a basket.
The Cavs Renee Guilliams takes the inside pass and the ball drops after her shot. Botetourt wins 44-37 in overtime.


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The 7 and 4 Dazzle battles Fayettville Friday at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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Roanoke's improved play has drawn scouts attention. Around 16 to 20 NBA scouts has already visited the Roanoke Civic Center this season.
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Lord Botetourt and Glenvar will tip it off at 4:30 at the Roanoke Civic Center in a double header for basketball fans. One ticket gets you into both games.

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Northside grad Danny Karbassiyoon is in his first season with Team Arsenal in England, one of the top three professional soccer teams in the world. Danny, who is under a two year contract with Arsenal worth around 150 thousand bucks,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


is recovering from surgery to a torn groin but still learning soccer at the highest levels.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Danny Karbassiyoon/Pro Soccer Player; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=....what to do with it"]
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[VO=NAT]


Karbassiyoon tries out each week for the Arsenal team. He competes with 29 other players for 16 spots. He is playing in the Arsenal Reserve league for rehabbing players and those still developing. The season is 32 games long and Danny applies what he has learned at the Roanoke Stars to the pros.
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[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=.....mastered any sport"]
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[Vegas]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


You'd expect sand and sun in the desert.. not snow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV;]


But that's exactly what Las Vegas got today.
It's a good bet residents were surprised when they woke up to a couple of inches-
The stardust casino sign and palm trees look a bit out of place amid all the white flakes.
Authorities are reporting lots of fender-benders. Snow is rare in Vegas -- but believe it or not, it is not unheard of.
The last time two-to-three inches fell in parts of the city was five years ago. (------------)