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Coming up on News 7-
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Fire inside the Roanoke City Jail tonight.
Two cars crash head-on in Roanoke County... at least one person is dead.
NASA's hoping for a soft landing for its latest mission to Mars.
And the crocodile hunter gets his month-old son into the act.
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[ANCHOR=Shan]

News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]


The safety net is tightening around air travel. British flights to Washington and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, have been canceled.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There was]

((THERE WAS A SPECIFIC THREAT THAT WHAT THE US AND UK GOVERNMENTS WERE AFRAID OF WAS THAT SOMEHOW, SOMEBODY WAS GOING TO TAKE OVER BA 223 AND CREATE A FLYING BOMB.))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=create a flying bomb]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Jean is off tonight.

[Flight-Security]


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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
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It's the fourth time in as many days the airline has canceled flights originating in Britain on security grounds.

But law enforcement officials acknowledge that some recent delays were caused by mistaken identities.
Gary Nurenburg has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-London, UK; :00]
[SUPER=03-Dulles/Wednesday; :09]
[SUPER=01-Phillip Baum/Aviation Security International; :18 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Asa Hutchinson/Undersecretary for Border Security; :27 ]
[SUPER=01-Gary Nurenberg/Reporting; :37]
[SUPER=01-Rafi Ron/New Age Security; 1:04]
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[OUT Q=I'M GARY NURENBERG. ]

((London IT WAS THE SECOND DAY IN A ROW THAT
BRITISH AIRWAYS CANCELLED ITS LONDON TO
D.C. FLIGHT 223 FOR WHAT IT CALLED A
SECURITY REASON.
Dulles International Airport THAT SAME FLIGHT WAS ESCORTED BY Dec. 31 MILITARY FIGHTERS ON NEW YEARS EVE AND
THEN ISOLATED ON A WASHINGTON TARMAC
WHILE BAGGAGE WAS SEARCHED AND
PASSENGERS QUESTIONED.

Phillip Baum (SOT)

Aviation Security International they are specifically worried about
certain airlines operating certain
routes.

--TRACK--
WHICH IS WHY SPECIFIC FLIGHTS HAVE BEEN
CANCELED OR DELAYED.

Asa Hutchinson (SOT)

Undersecretary for Border Security "its an incredible inconvenience as
well and it wouldn't be done except it
being necessary and is based on
specific intelligence concerns that we
have. "
Gary Nurenberg (stand up) Dulles International Airport NEITHER BRITISH NOR AMERICAN
AUTHORITIES WILL SAY SPECIFICALLY WHAT
INTELLIGENCE CONCERNS HAVE LED TO
FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS.
PASSENGERS HOPING TO FLY FROM HERE IN
D.C.. TO LONDON SAY THEY UNDERSTAND THE

CANCELLATION OF SOME OF THOSE FLIGHTS,
BUT:

MOS (SOT)


we've wasted two days now, we'll waste
two days traveling.

--TRACK--
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTS
CANCELLATION OF THREE AIR FRANCE
FLIGHTS LAST WEEK CAME BECAUSE THE FBI
CONFUSED THE NAMES OF PASSENGERS WITH
SUSPECTED TERRORISTS.

Rafi Ron (SOT)

New Age Security there still will be some confusion
until the lines are cleared and
information will be exchanged in a much
better way.

--TRACK--
THAT LEARNING PROCESS MEANS MORE
CANCELLATIONS AND DELAYS ARE LIKELY.
GARY NURENBERG WASHINGTON ))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]


Britain's Foreign Office says it believes terrorist plans for further attacks in Saudi Arabia ``could be in the final stages.''

[Brazil-Visitors]


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Americans arriving at airports in Brazil will be given the same treatment Brazilians and other foreigners will soon get when they enter the U-S.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;]

Starting yesterday, passengers arriving at the airport in Rio were fingerprinted and photographed. A federal judge in Brazil ordered the measure earlier this week in response to new U-S regulations for citizens from 27 nations that goes into effect Monday.
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[SOT :38]
[IN Q=I AM SYMPATHETIC ]

((I AM SYMPATHETIC WITH BRAZIL. I AM IN DISAGREEMENT WITH MY GOVERNMENT FOR MAKING PEOPLE PAY A LOT FOR A VISA, MAKING THEM GET FINGERPRINTED AND STAMPED. I'M NOT VERY HAPPY WITH THE U.S. GOVERNMENT RIGHT NOW, SO IF BRAZIL DOES IT, I UNDERSTAND)) [NO SUPER]
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[OUT Q=DOES IT, I UNDERSTAND]
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[VO-NAT]

The judge compared the U-S practice with Nazi regulations. The U-S-VISIT system is meant to instantly identify people with a criminal record, or those belonging to terrorist groups as listed by the U-S.
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[County-Ax]


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Roanoke County Police are investigating a deadly crash on Old Mountain Road this evening.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Shortly before 8 o'clock two cars wrecked in an apparent head on collision. Police said two people were transported to a local hospital, and at least one of them has died. The victims' names are not being released pending notification of next of kin. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
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[Jail-Fire]


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Campbell Avenue in Downtown Roanoke was blocked for more than an hour tonight, after a small fire broke out at the City Jail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Fire officials say a prisoner set fire to a mattress on the third floor of the jail around 9-15 this evening. The fire was quickly extinguished. The blaze caused heavy smoke, and prisoners were moved to another floor while fire crews tried to ventilate the building. Nobody was injured in the incident.
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[Iraq-Chopper]


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The U-S military says guerrillas posing as journalists attacked soldiers in Iraq today, shortly after a U-S helicopter was shot down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fallujah, Iraq;]

The observation chopper crashed shortly after noon in Fallujah after it came under enemy fire. The pilot was killed and another soldier injured. As troops guarded the wreckage, they came under fire from Iraqis posing as journalists who fired assault weapons and rocket propelled grenades at the troops. A U-S general says the attackers were wearing ``black press jackets with 'press' clearly written in English.'' No one was injured in the ground attack, and officials say it is the first instance of guerillas posing as journalists.
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[DanChem]


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About 70 unionized employees at DanChem have been walking the picket line for two days now. As Jennifer Wishon reports, negotiations are now non- existent and neither side shows any sign of giving in.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Dalton/Union Negotiator; :08 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Michael Fallen/Union Negotiator; :26 ]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; 1:45]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7.]
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[SOT 9:08:17]
[IN Q=Talking]

((NATS OF TALKING.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=Talking]

DanChem workers were in good spirits Friday despite an uncertain future in 2004.
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[SOT 9:03:44]
[IN Q=We crate a lot of]

((EDDIE DALTON: WE CREATE A LOT OF MONEY FOR THEM AND WE'RE JUST ASKING FOR SOME OF IT BACK.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=some of it back]

Dalton says the company has proposed freezing hourly wages for the next three years, creating 12 hour shifts and increasing healthcare premiums from $41.00 per week to $138.00.
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[SOT 9:07:04]
[IN Q=We work in a ]

((MICHAEL FALLEN: WE WORK IN A CHEMICAL INDUSTRY AND WE FEEL THAT AS CHEMICAL WORKERS WE SHOULD HAVE ONE OF THE BEST HEALTH CARE PACKAGES AVAILABLE.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=care packages available]

[insert pre pro] DanChem released a statement that says: "Workers are covered by a Union-sponsored medical plan which has increased costs to employees and the Company by 20% per year for the last three years.... We see no movement on the Union's part to control these costs. We believe this is an unfair burden to put on the Company and the hardworking people in our plant." [vo-nat] Employees are hopeful negotiations with the company will resume, but in an economically depressed region, they know their jobs are attractive.
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[SOT 9:04:05]
[IN Q=I'd have to be out]

((EDDIE DALTON: I'D HAVE TO BE OUT IN LEFT FIELD TO THINK THAT IT WOULDN'T HAPPEN. I KNOW IT COULD HAPPEN, BUT IT WOULDN'T BE A SMART MOVE ON THE PART OF THE COMPANY BECAUSE WE HAVE THESE PEOPLE THAT IF THEY WALKED IN THE DOOR TOMORROW WE COULD HAVE PRODUCTION UP TOMORROW.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=production up tomorrow]

[insert pre pro] The company says: DanChem has continued its operations without any interruption.... The company is operating the plant with its salaried workforce, employees who have exercised their legal right to continue working, and replacement workers." That's why union employees say they're keeping their picket line several hundred feet from the plant.
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[SOT 9:02:25]
[IN Q=We have all the key]

((EDDIE DALTON: WE HAVE ALL THE KEY PEOPLE, THEY'RE VERY EXPERIENCED AT WHAT THEY DO. WE'RE USED TO HANDLING THESE CHEMICALS AND THE MIXTURE OF THE CHEMICALS IS WHERE THE DANGER COMES IN.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=the danger comes in]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: DALTON SAYS EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN UNIONIZED FOR ABOUT TWO DECADES, BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THEY'VE EVER GONE ON STRIKE. JENNIFER WISHON, NEWS 7.))
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7]))



[Mad-Cow]


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Overblown. That's what state agriculture officials are calling the threat of mad cow disease in the United States.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Experts say it's unlikely the infection from the slaughtered dairy cow in Washington state entered the food supply. Virginia Tech professor Kevin Pelzer says you're more likely to win the lottery than be exposed to the disease.
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[SOT:9:35:00]
[IN Q=It shouldn't be]

((KEVIN PELZER:THERE'S APPROXIMATELY 100-THOUSAND KILLED PER DAY IN THE US. 80 PERCENT OF THOSE ARE LESS THAN 30 MONTHS OF AGE. AND ITS THE ANIMALS THAT ARE 30 MONTHS IN AGE OR OLDER ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE THE DISEASE IF THE DISEASE EXHISTS AT ALL IN THE CATTLE POPULATION.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Kevin Pelzer/VA Tech Professor;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=cattle population.]
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[VO-NAT]


Pelzer says the U-S Department of Agriculture has been preparing for the possibility of the disease for years and had already taken a lot of safeguards with the food supply.
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He pitched a fit... and a tent... in his dispute with city inspectors.
Find out if a homeowner's been allowed back into his house when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin is used to close encounters... but some say he went too far by bringing his baby into the act.
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[Sports-preview]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=in sports."]

((hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, it isn't pretty but the Tech ladies stay unbeaten with a win over Liberty. Eastern Montgomery and Lord Botetourt post wins on the high school hardwood and the Dazzle tangles with a familiar foe. Plus, Randall trades in the pigskin for roundball, and more bowling from the college gridiron. All that and more on the way in sports.))
[Missing-Boy]

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5-year old DeAndre Barksdale will be remembered in a candlelight memorial service Sunday in his hometown of Hampton.
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[VO-NAT]

The boy wandered away from his grandparent's Halifax County home Tuesday night.
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]

His body was discovered yesterday afternoon about a mile and a half away. His family is now making funeral arrangements and has decided to set up a trust fund in DeAndre's name.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE PINNACLE 1000 FS] Donations can be made at any local Bank of America branch. Donators should ask for the DeAndre Barksdale Memorial Fund.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

Family members say they've yet to decide how the money will be used.

[Housing-Protest]


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A Lynchburg man is back inside his home, after housing inspectors forced him out on Christmas Eve.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


David Johnston and his roommates slept in a tent on the front lawn of his Park Avenue home.
City officials condemned the house last month, but after a follow-up inspection this week they allowed Johnston to move back in.
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[SOT 14:22:49]
[IN Q=As far as]

((DAVID JOHNSTON/HOMEOWNER: AS FAR AS ME OCCUPYING IT IMMEDIATELY, THERE'S STILL PLENTY OF WORK TO BE DONE BUT AGAIN THAT'S UNDER PERMIT AND I CAN ONLY TAKE IT AT A CERTAIN PACE.))
[SUPER=01-David Johnston/Homeowner]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=a certain pace.]
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[VO-NAT]


The city has told Johnston he can "not" rent out rooms in his house until the rest of the repairs are made.
Johnston is researching the city code and zoning laws to see what his options are.
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[Ware-Bills]


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Later this month, Onzlee Ware will take his seat as a freshman delegate in the General Assembly.
The Roanoke Democrat says his first priority is to learn as much as he can.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]


Ware says he hopes to be an active player in the budget debate.
He also says he won't be introducing a large number of bills in his first session.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Being a freshman]

((BEING A FRESHMAN, I'VE BEEN AROUND POLITICS QUITE A BIT , BUT THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES IS A WHOLE DIFFERENT ANIMAL. AND I THINK THE SMARTEST THING FOR ME TO DO FOR ANY FRESHMAN TO DO IS TO GET DOWN THERE AND FIGURE OUT THE LAY OF THE LAND.))
[SUPER=01-Onzlee Ware/(D) Delegate-elect]
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[OUT Q=and figure out the lay of the land.]
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Among the bills he says he will introduce... a study of local referendums, and legislation requiring the state to notify local officials when a methadone clinic is planned in their community.

[Legal-aid]


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Some membners of the General Assembly say they'll push for more resources for public defenders.
That after the Virginia Indigent Defense Coalition said people who can't afford lawyers in criminal cases are not getting a fair shake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The group says Virginia's criminal justice system is one-sided and that court-appointed attorneys and public defenders lack the necessary resources to adequately represent their clients.
V-I-D-C points out that Virginia has the nation's lowest reimbursement rate for court-appointed lawyers.
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[SOT 15:27:10]
[IN Q=IF OUR SYSTEM IS GOING TO WORK]

((SENATOR HENRY MARSH/D-RICHMOND: IF OUR SYSTEM IS GOING TO WORK IT HAS TO WORK FOR EVERYONE NOT JUST THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE MONEY. DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: IT'S GOING TO BE VERY DIFFICULT TO RAISE THE REIMBURSEMENT WHEN WE HAVE NEEDS IN EDUCATION MEDICAID AND NUMEROUS OTHER AREAS BUT CERTAINLY IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD STRIVE FOR AND SHOULD BE A GOAL OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT WE INCREASE THOSE FEES.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Henry Marsh/(D) Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=@Griffith; :06]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT WE INCREASE THOSE FEES.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Virginia Indigent Defense Coalition also wants lighter caseloads for public defenders.
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[Tease2]
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Still ahead on News 7, Roanoke remembers civil rights leader Lawrence Hamlar.
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[VO-NAT]


And NASA's latest explorer is set to touch down on Mars. Find out what it will look for next.
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[Commercial]

[Hamlar]


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Lawrence Hamlar was a respected businessman, and a longtime civic leader in the Roanoke Valley.
He will also be remembered for his efforts to end segregation in western Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 2000]


Hamlar died Wednesday at the age of 82.
The president and co-owner of Hamlar and Curtis Funeral Home, he served on the boards of many local businesses and community groups.
He was also a member of the bi-racial committee that worked behind the scenes in the 1960s to integrate Roanoke without violence.
Three years ago, he told News 7's Joy Sutton, he never considered himself a hero, but a man fighting for something he believed in.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=That was my mission]

((LAWRENCE HAMLAR//FEBRUARY 2000; THAT WAS MY MISSION IN LIFE TO TRY TO TRY AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT MAKING THINGS BETTER.))
[SUPER=10-Lawrence Hamlar//February 2000]
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[OUT Q=something about making things better.]
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Funeral services for Lawrence Hamlar are scheduled to begin at noon Wednesday January 7th at First Baptist Church.

[Mars-Landing]


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NASA hopes its latest toys arrive safely on the red planet.
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[VO-NAT :24]

A six-wheeled rover is due to land on Mars tomorrow night. The riskiest part of the seven-month, 303 (m) million-mile trip is still to come. The Spirit rover has to plunge through the Martian atmosphere at more than 12-thousand miles-per-hour and drop 80 miles to the surface. The golf-cart-size rover's impact should be cushioned by airbags which are designed to deploy eight seconds before the rover hits the ground.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=We've got]

((CHRIS VOORHEES/NASA SYSTEMS ENGINEER: WE'VE GONE FROM 12-THOUSAND MILES AN HOUR TO ZERO IN ABOUT SIX MINUTES.)) ((VOORHEES: THE WHOLE VEHICLE KIND OF STRETCHES OUT TO THE POINT WHERE IT'S READY AND NICE AND STABLE FOR DRIVING AROUND.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Voorhees/NASA Systems Engineer; :05 QUICK!!!!]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=FOR DRIVING AROUND.]
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[VO-NAT :10]

Spirit's twin is due to arrive on Mars later this month. The rovers are designed to investigate whether Mars was ever capable of sustaining life.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up, the Tech women stay unbeaten against Liberty, high school hoops from Eastern Montgomery and Roanoke, plus Brian Randall takes up roundball, but first tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gretna/This Season; :00]


Gretna quarterback Vic Hall has been named the Group 2A player of the year by the AP. The UVA commitment, passed for over 4 thousand yards this season in leading the Hawks to their first ever state title. He tallied 31 touchdowns through the air and another 25 rushing.
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[go to scores] [go to break]
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[OUTCUE=last score."]
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[S-Ladies]


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The 15th ranked Virginia Tech Women improved to 11 and oh on the season tonight beating state foe Liberty tonight at the Cassell.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Flames vs. Hokies; :00]


Both the Hokies and the Flames struggled shooting the rock tonight.
Ieva Kublina did her part for Tech. She notched 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks which gives her 207 for her career, tops all time at Tech.
The Flames kept it close, turning a 7 point halftime deficit into a four point lead midway thru the second half.
[SUPER=33-Liberty/45/Virginia Tech/52/;]

Dawn Chriss led the Hokies with 15 points as Tech came back and held on to win 52-45.
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[anchor=travis]
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The Tech women will be back in action on Sunday at the Cassell as Providence comes to town for the Big East opener

at 2pm.[S-Blues]


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In the high school ranks Nelson Fox and the Fighting Blues from Parry McCluer made the trek down 81 tonight to battle Ed Green and Eastern Montgomery.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elliston/Blues vs. Mustangs; :00]


Coach Green was firing up the Mustangs in this one.
They must have been listening. Jordan Stewart gives it up to Josh Smith who gets it blocked but stays with it off the glass for 2.
Parry McCluer then turned to James Lampwalker who makes like a skywalker sticking the short jumper in the lane.
[SUPER=33-Parry McCluer/32/Eastern Montgomery/42/;]

But East Mont was too tough. Allon Mills scores on the inbounds play and Eastern Montgomery went on to get the 10 point win 42 to 32 over Parry McCluer.
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[S-Glenvar]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Cavaliers vs. Highlanders; :00]


Glenvar and Botetourt were the undercard for the Dazzle tonight at the Civic Center. Matt Sheffer got the Cavaliers on the board early with this tough bucket.
Jake Giardina answered for the hustlin Highlanders scoring along the baseline for Rick Crotts and company.
[SUPER=33-Glenvar/46/Lord Botetourt/61/;]

But Sheffer comes right back with a board and another bucket. Lord Botetourt won it 61 to 46.
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[S-Dazzle]


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The Dazzle sits in second place in the NBDL standings and it seems as if the only team Roanoke has played of late has been Fayetteville. The two clubs met tonight for the 5th time this season, the third of four straight between the Patriots and the Dazzle.
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Coach Kent Davison's club had won three of the four meetings coming in.
He liked to see this. Josh Asselin takes the feed from Curtis Staples and puts in the nifty little reverse on the baseline. Asselin scored a career high 25 points for Roanoke.
When he missed, Geoff Owens was there to clean up the mess. Owens tallied a double double with 19 points and 15 rebounds.
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The Dazzle used a 7-oh run in the 4th quarter to put the game away. Marque Perry with a dime for Asselin who goes to work again and 1. Roanoke won it 104 to 93.
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Virginia Tech quarterback Bryan Randall has traded the pigskin for a roundball. Randall began practicing with the Hokies hoop team yesterday and is expected to suit up for Tech's Big East opener on Tuesday at Pittsburgh.
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Randall started all thirteen games on the gridiron this season throwing 15 TD passes. The 6 foot, 220 pounder was the VHSL double A player of the year in basketball during his junior season at Bruton High School leading his team to a state title.
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Randall can fill a void for Seth Greenberg. Freshman guard Jamon Gordon has a torn meniscus in his right knee and will miss the next 8 to 10 weeks.

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Arkansas Head Football Coach Houston Nutt has been offered the job at Nebraska, and the Razorbacks are awaiting his decision. On the field today,
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Eli Manning closed out his collegiate career in style this afternoon at the Cotton Bowl. Manning threw for 259 yards and 2 TD's, leading Ole Miss to a 31 to 28 win over Oklahoma State.
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At the Peach Bowl, Clemson took out Tennessee thanks in part to this fumble ruski play late in the second quarter as Kyle Browning ends up in the endzone. The Tigers won over the Vols 27-14.
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For just the third time there is a tie for the NFL's Most Valuable Player Award. Quarterbacks Steve McNair of the Titans, and the Colts Peyton Manning both receive 16 votes.
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McNair, who has been hurt much of his career, had the league's best QB rating this season, leading the Titans to a 12 and 4 record. They'll face Baltimore in this weekend's playoffs.
Manning led the AFC with 29 TD passes and over 42 hundred yards thru the air this season. His Colts take on Denver on wildcard weekend.
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Crocodile hunter Steve Irwin could be investigated for exposing his infant son to the reptiles he's famous for handling.
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Irwin sparked outrage yesterday when he held his one month old a meter from the mouth of a crocodile while feeding the animal at his Queensland zoo. Wife Terri looked on as Irwin then "walked" baby Bob to the crocodile pool while croc Murray lurked nearby. Irwin defended the stunt, saying the baby was never in danger. But he now faces possible investigation by Queensland police. A spokesman for the Australian Family Association says Irwin's conduct was tantamount to child abuse.
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