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Coming up-
The former director of the D-Day Memorial is indicted again.... Tonight we'll have reaction.
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A local company says it needs workers now.
Plus the slaughter of hundreds of calves begins out West.
and here at home find out why you'll pay more this winter to keep warm.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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((THIS PROSECUTION IS WRONG. MR. BURROW WILL VIGOROUSLY DEFEND HIMSELF AND BELIEVES THAT IN THE END JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL.))
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[OUT Q=will prevail.]
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Richard Burrow's lawyer criticizes the new indictment against the former D-Day Memorial President.
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[Burrow]


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The 56-year old former fund-raiser and Executive Director of the National D-Day Memorial was indicted again today. Keith Humphry explains how this case is different from the first one.
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By the time Burrow quit- -just days after the Memorial was dedicated- -the Foundation was nearly six million dollars in debt. The full extent of it was was owed wasn't known until he was gone. Burrow was indicted a year later. The trial ended in a hung jury, though seven jurors voted to acquit. Now, Burrow -once again- -stands charged with Mail fraud, Wire fraud, Bank fraud and Loan Application Fraud. [standup @15:30:18]
[IN Q=The fraud charges]

((THE FRAUD CHARGES MIRROR THE ORIGINAL INDICTMENT. WHAT'S NEW HERE ARE THE TWO PERJURY COUNTS BASED ON BURROW'S TRIAL TESTIMONY. THE ISSUE IS WHETHER HE TOLD A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE BANK THAT THE TWO MILLION DOLLAR PLEDGE FROM E.C. ROBINS WAS ACTUALLY A CHALLENGE PLEDGE, THAT THE FOUNDATION HAD TO RAISE ANOTHER TWO MILLION ON ITS OWN.)) [RUNS:18]
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[15:34:45] ((THE CHARGES OF PERJURY ARE ABSOLUTELY UNTRUE. IT WAS A VIGOROUS CROSS EXAMINATION OF RICHARD. THEY HAD EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO CROSS EXAMINE HIM. THEY DID SO. THEY DID NOT CALL ONE WITNESS TO REBUT ANYTHING HE SAID.)) [RUNS:18] Burrow's lawyer says his client had just begun a new career in real estate, working for M-K-B Realtors. Meanwhile the Memorial Foundation is making what Burrow's successor calls "steady progress" toward getting out of debt. Half that 5-point-9 million dollars in debt has been paid. And the Foundation is now operating in the black, according to Bill Macintosh. Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

[Wind-Chill]


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The big chill is on tonight.
Temperatures have dipped below the freezing mark and are expected to stay that way for several days.
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Justin McLeod is here now to tell us why it's going to cost you. Justin?
Jean, it's hard to believe we were in the 70's just days ago.
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Right now, it is bitterly cold out here and that has our furnances working overtime.
If you are one of those who plans to warm up be prepared to pay up, especially if you use natural gas.
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((NAT SOUND OF FLURRIES AT 9:37:06))
If you spent anytime outside lately, you've probably seen a little bit of everything.
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((KELLY FOUTZ: ONE DAY IT'S HOT, ONE DAY IT'S COLD.)) [Runs02]
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It seems the cold, at least for now is here to stay.
With temperatures dropping to the teens and single digits, many will turn up the heat.
But be prepared to pay more for natural gas.
Roanoke Gas customers for example are paying 25-percent more than they did at this time last year.
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((JOHN WILLIAMSON/ROANOKE GAS: NATURAL GAS PRICES HAVE BEEN ON THE RISE. THEY STARTED RISING IN FEBRUARY OR MARCH OF 2003)) [Runs06]
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Williamson says there are several reasons for the increase including the fact demand is up.
As a result, customers are seeing a 35 to 40 dollar increase in their monthly bill.
Roanoke Gas believes that will remain throughout the winter and possibly until the end of the year.
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((BRANDI FOUTZ/ROANOKE GAS CUSTOMER: I DON'T LIKE TO PAYING IT BUT IT IS SOMETHING I HAVE TO PAY INORDER TO KEEP MY HOUSE WARM AND I CAN ONLY EXPECT FOR IT TO PROBABLY TO CONTINUE TO GO UP.)) [Runs09]
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If you have trouble paying your bill Roanoke Gas wants to remind you that you can sign up for a flat rate plan where you pay a certain amount each month for a year rather than having a large bill for several months.
Roanoke Gas also says it won't shut anyone off when temperatures are below freezing.
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So how long will this blast of cold weather last, let's head over to Robin in the weather center.

[Schools]


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Several schools are delaying classes tomorrow morning because of the cold.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
Bland County schools will open an hour late tomorrow... as will the head start programs in Fries, Hillsville, Fairview and Galax.
In West Virginia, Mercer County schools will operate on a two hour delay, as will Tazewell County.
And Wythe County schools will open one hour late.
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[Campaign-ad]


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Virginia is now a player in Presidential politics ... that's what the state's Democrats are saying.
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Today Presidential hopeful Wesley Clark began airing the first television campaign ads across the state.
Democrats say the T-V spots are a sign that Virginia is now part of the decision-making process.
Party officials say that has not always been the case.
But last year, the Democrats moved the date of Virginia's presidential primary up.
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((LINDSEY REYNOLDS/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, VA DEMOCRAT PARTY: HOWARD DEAN HAS BEEN IN VIRGINIA A NUMBER OF TIMES AS HAS JOE LIEBERMAN ACTUALLY ALL THE CANDIDATES HAVE SPOKEN IN VIRGINIA. AL SHARPTON, CAROL MOSELY BRAUN EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM AND THAT'S NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE IN VIRGINIA.))
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The primary is slated for February 10.
Virginia will be the second Southern state, after South Carolina, to pick a Democratic opponent for President Bush.

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[GOP-money]


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Republican members of the House of Delegates are being asked to get out their checkbooks.
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G-O-P leaders sent a memo last week announcing a new policy requiring all House Republicans to contribute to a central campaign fund.
The mandatory assessment program asks for as much as 40-thousand dollars from Republican leaders and five-thousand dollars each from new members.
One of the signers of the letter, House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith, says no Republican will be punished for failing to ante up.
But he says if Republicans stand together, they can raise over one million dollars for the 2005 elections.
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The state Republican Party also has a new executive director.
Shane Ostrowski (Ah-strow-ski') replaces Aaron Leibowitz, who resigned at the end of the year.

[Vinton-Mayor]


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A Vinton councilman is throwing his hat into the ring in the race for mayor.
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Though the election isn't until May, today Brad Grose told his supporters that he intends to run. Grose has served as Planning Commission Chairman and President of the local Chamber of Commerce. He says he'd like to bring his positive leadership to the town's top-spot.
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((BRAD GROSE/I- CANDIDATE FOR VINTON MAYOR; THERE'S A LOT IN VINTON I WOULD LIKE TO SEE DONE. WE HAVE SOME PRESSING ITEMS COMING UP- WE HAVE TO FINISH OUR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. WE HAVE TO DISCUSS THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW FIRST AID BUILDING AND OF COURSE, THERE'S SOME DISCUSSION OF REMODELING THE WAR MEMORIAL.))
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Grose is running as an independent and has to get at least 125-signatures to appear on the May 4th ballot. Vinton Mayor Don Davis says he will make a decision about his re-election in the next few weeks.
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[Danville-Cable]


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Adelphia Cable is staying put in Danville despite concerns from residents and city leaders.
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City council voted seven to two tonight to renew Adelphia's franchise agreement with the city for another ten years.

This comes just months after Adelphia raised rates for the fourth time in three years.
Some council members want the city to look into starting its own cable company in the future.
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[Bath-Cable]


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Meanwhile, Adelphia Cable in Hot Springs says effective February 1st, it will replace local ABC, CBS and NBC stations with out-of-state network affiliates. And its nearly 500 customers might not receive any Fox or PBS programs at all.
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In a letter, Adelphia tells subscribers "If there are additional changes, including new sources of programming, we will notify you as soon as possible."
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A company official tells us the cost of renewing a lease on property where it receives local signals is responsible for the decision. He says Adelphia is still looking for ways to keep showing local stations in Bath County.
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A college professor says police over-reacted when they pepper-sprayed her.
But will a judge agree? That story when News 7 returns.
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Plus more drastic action to prevent the spread of mad cow. A herd of 400 calves is being slaughtered.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office tonight as the Hokies find life on the road the PITTS. Duke tunes up for UVa with an easy win at Cameron. The high school hardwood was like old times in the RVD. The Giants get a new coach and the beach comes alive with testing at Daytona. Tonight on the Big 7.))
[Mad-Cow]

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The slaughter of calves has begun in Washington state.
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450 will be killed in all because the herd includes one born to the cow with Mad Cow Disease.
Officials don't know which calf it is, so they must kill them all.
D-N-A testing also now confirms the cow diagnosed with Mad Cow disease in the U-S was born in Canada.
But Canadian officials say the North American industry is so integrated this could have been a cow from either country.
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((ROBERT SPELLER/CANADIAN AGRICULTURE MINISTER: THE FACT IS THIS ANIMAL WAS SIRED BY A BULL IN THE U.S., WAS BORN IN CANADA BEFORE BEING EXPORTED TO U-S AND I THINK IT REALLY DEMONSTRATES THE INTEGRATION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY.))
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Officials say knowing the cow was born in Canada will help them track the source of the infection- which most likely came from contaminated feed.
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[LC-Professor]


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A Lynchburg College professor who was pepper-sprayed during a traffic stop last fall failed to convince a judge today that police over-reacted.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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(( Police clocked Dorothy Smith-Akubue at 57 miles an hour in a 25-mile zone on October 18th.
Akubue told officer James Keene she was having a bad day, that she couldn't afford a speeding ticket and that he ought to be chasing "real criminals".
That's when Keene says Akubue tried to drive away and he tried to stop her.
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((OFFICER J.E. KEENE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: I TOLD HER TO STOP RESISTING REPEATEDLY DURING THIS, AND SHE KEPT SAYING 'YOU CAN'T DO THIS TO ME', SO I TOLD HER IF SHE DIDN'T STOP I WAS GOING TO ARREST HER FOR RESISTING ARREST.))
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But Akubue claims while she had to go to the bathroom, she had no intention of leaving and that Officer Keene used excessive force when he pepper-sprayed her and pulled her from her car.
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((ARELIA LANGHORNE/ATTORNEY: IT WAS NOT YOUR INTENT TO LEAVE BEFORE GETTING THAT SUMMONS? DOROTHY SMITH-AKUBUE: NO, CAR WASN'T RUNNING, KEYS WAS NOWHERE NEAR THE IGNITION, I WASN'T GOING ANYWHERE.))
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Judge Joseph Serkes says he doesn't know whether the pepper-spray was necessary or not, but it was clear Akubue was speeding and that she resisted arrest.. and fined her a total of 420 dollars.
Smith reportedly told police she was being manhandled because she's black.. her supporters agree.
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((GARNELL STAMPS/CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST: THERE IS NO WAY IN THE WORLD THAT THE POLICE WOULD HAVE USED THE SAME TACTICS ON AN ADULT FEMALE CITIZEN IN THE RIVERMONT, PEAKLAND, LINKHORNE AREA IF THAT PERSON HAD BEEN A CAUCASIAN.))
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An internal investigation into the use of force should be completed by next week.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

[Bridge-Collapse]


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A bridge collapse in the Tidewater area will slow things down for motorists possibly for months to come.
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The Jordan Bridge connecting Portsmouth and Chesapeake was damaged when a crane crashed into it.
Officials say the bridge is closed and may not open for months.
The 75 year old bridge spans the Elizabeth River. It was struck nearly dead center- the impact essentially knocked the bridge off it's tracks.
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[Catholic-Priests]


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In the wake of a sexual abuse scandal, just how far has the catholic church come in reforming itself?
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A report has been released after more than 190 dioceses across the country were audited to determine how well they've been implementing new sexual abuse standards adopted over a year ago.
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((KATHLEEN MC CHESNEY/OFFICE OF YOUTH AND CHILD PROTECTION THERE ARE AREAS WHERE THE BISHOPS WERE DOING WELL AND SOME AREAS WERE THEY WEREN'T DOING WELL. WE DEFINITELY SPOTTED TRENDS WITHIN THE AUDIT RESULTS.))
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The audit indicates Bishops still have room to improve when dealing with victims. But it also shows some Bishops took better steps to remove Priests accused of abuse from service. The next phase of the audit will provide the number of sexual abuse victims -it has been able to identify- in the United States since 1950.
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The report says the Richmond and Arlington diocese both failed to fully implement the new safeguards.
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Could a 4 year state university be the savior of Southside's economy?
Some think it could be and want to see it happen.
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And Celine Dion is seeing stars tonight... after getting one with her name on it.
Those stories coming up.
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[Commercial]

[Kaine]


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Southside residents may soon have access to a new four-year university.
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Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine today toured Danville's new Institute for Advanced Learning. Kaine chose the location to announce his intention to propose the area build a four year university. He says funding could be a problem but that the state is already counting on having to spend the money.
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((LT. GOVERNOR TIM KAINE: IT'S IMPORTANT FOR FOLKS TO KNOW THAT RIGHT NOW THE STATE IS PLANNING HOW TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE PROJECTED 61-THOUSAND STUDENTS THAT ARE PROJECTED TO BE IN THE STATE OVER THE NEXT DECADE. WHAT I'M SUGGESTING IS THAT PART OF THE ANSWER IS A UNIVERSITY IN SOUTHSIDE.))
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The Institute for Advanced Learning is a collaborative effort between several colleges and localities and is designed to be a focal point for research, technology and education. Kaine says the center is an example of the kind of "building block" he'd like to see incorporated in his plan.

[Maple-Leaf]


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Business is on the rise for a Roanoke plant that completed a 12- million dollar expansion in December.
But finding enough employees to man the new equipment is a continuing challenge for the Maple Leaf Bakery.
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The plant supplies bread to in-store bakeries, sub shops and supermarkets across the country. The new line can produce five thousand loaves an hour.
Maple Leaf operates three shifts, six days a week, and is now looking for more full-time employees.
The positions pay between nine and seventeen dollars an hour with benefits.
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[S-Extra]


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Plenty of hoop highlights including Tech and Duke from the college ranks and two big prep tilts in the valley. Testing opens at Daytona and Ferrum needs an AD. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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The New York football Giants have come to terms with former Jacksonville and Boston College head coach Tom Coughlin. A few details need to be worked out, but it looks like Coughlin will get a 4-year deal worth $11 million dollars. Coughlin once was an assistant under Bill Parcells.
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[S-Fleming]


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We begin tonight just up the hill on Ferncliff as the Fleming Colonels welcomed the redhot Pulaski County Cougars to town tonight.
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The visitors would make themselves right at home as Brandon Anderson hits a jumper from the right elbow. It goes down and Pulaski takes the lead. Fleming answers that with a Darryl Gresham drive to the rack. He completes it with the fingeroll for the Colonels. Pulaski would maintain the lead most of the way as Ernie Hodge manages to score despite having a defender right in his face.
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The Colonels' Dwayne Priest will show his skills with the steal from Hodge and the score. But the Cougars beat Fleming 46 to 45.
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The other Star City high school played host to Franklin Co. in a Western Valley district contest tonight.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Eagles vs. Colonels; :00]

The Eagles - fresh off their championship in the Viking Invitational looked to take care of the Patriots. PH would get this hoop from Seth Chapman in the first quarter. But again - a wickedly slow start would doom the Home Team. The Eagles go on the offensive as Mario Mattox finds Eric Hughes. He lines up the three and drains it.
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Then Patrick Paxton will pass the rock to Stephen Hopkins who hits the jumper and Franklin Co. gets the 62-to-49 win.


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[S-Duke]


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The Duke travels to UVa for a big ACC game on Sunday, and tonight Fairfield was the tuneup.
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[SUPER=03-Durham, NC/Raycom; :00]

The visitors were impressive on this play as they elevate for the alley-oop, but it was just a matter of time before this one was out of control. Leou Deng didn't start the game was he was in double fugures by halftime and he ended up scoring 17 for the game. Shavlik Randolph also played well on the inside for the Blue Devils. He ended up with 18 points. And J.J. Redick scored 10 and he tied the ACC record for
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consecutive free throws made with 48 in a row. Duke wins it 99 to 58.
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Duke has the 2nd longest home winning streak in the nation at 34 games.

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The longest home winning streak in the nation belongs to Pittsburgh.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/ESPNplus; :00]

On a snowy night in Pennsylvania, the Panthers hosted the Hokies Big East opener inside the Peterson Center. Bryant Matthews would again be called on to carry the load for the team and he nation's third leading scorer would respond with a game high 22 points, but he had 9 turnovers. Tech trailed by just six points at halftime, but foul trouble, a short bench, a technical foul and some seriously talented Pittsburgh players allowed the Panthers to pull away for the 78-to-59 win.
[super=33-Virginia Tech/59/Pittsburgh/78;]

Tech which is now 7-and-5 got a scare at the buzzer when Matthews went down, but he simply had cramps.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=big east]

Bryan Randall played four minutes tonight and did attempt a shot.

[S-Anderson]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-157 13329tc]
[GRAPHIC=TECH HOOPS]
[ENG#=1]


The Virginia Tech women's basketball team which is 15th in the new coaches' poll faces a tough road test tomorrow night at Rutgers.
[GRAPHIC=ANDERSON]

The Hokie could use another solid contribution from freshman Britney Anderson against the Scarlet Knights. She had a season high 8 points and 4 rebounds against Providence. They are modest numbers, but for a freshman trying to fit in - they are huge.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITES]
[SUPER=01-Britney Anderson/Averaging 2 Points & 2 Rebounds a Game; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/147 and 54 Career Record; :26]
[RUNS=:44]
[OUT Q=...GET BETTER TOO."]
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[VO NAT CON'T]
[SUPER=03-Salem/2002 State Title Game;]

Anderson led Blacksburg to the state title her senior year of high school, but she grew up in Richmond and attended Meadowbrook high until her senior year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=...CONSIDER MYSELF A TOWNIE."]
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[S-Ferrum]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-152 14809TC]
[GRAPHIC=ferrum]
[ENG#=2]


Ferrum is looking for a new athletic director.
[GRAPHIC=KINDER]

Ted Kinder (KIN-DER) the college's A.D. for the past 10 and a half years announced his resignation today. Kinder is leaving Ferrum to take a similar post at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum; :00]

Kinder began at Ferrum in 1993. Along with overseeing the school's athletic programs, Kinder also helped oversee the formation of the school's Sports Hall of Fame. Ferrum has not set a timetable for naming his replacement.
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[S-NASCAR]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-156 14200TC]
[GRAPHIC=preseason thunder]
[ENG#=3]


Preseason testing opened today at Daytona in what is being hyped as the "Preseason Thunder."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

Nextel officially took over for Winston today with some new colors at the track, and the 76 Unocal gas is gone - it's been replaced by Sunoco. Most of the drivers are still the same, and many of the results of testing are still the same. Michael Waltrip driving for DEI turned in the fastest lap of the day at 186 point 834 miles an hour. He also was the only one to wreck. Waltrip lost a motor between turns one and two and hit the outside wall. He was OK, but the car was not. Jeff Green, Nemechek, Junior and DJ also fast today.
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[Dion-Star]


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


Singer Celine Dion is the first in the New Year to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hollywood, CA]


Dion says she has only to thank her fans and family for being where she is today.
The singer has sold more than 155 million albums worldwide. (------------) Dion's husband was at the ceremony, along with comedian Jay Leno who helped Dion launch her career 13 years ago.