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Coming up on News 7-
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Four presidential candidates run neck and neck in Iowa, and they all have their eye on one type of voter. A roadside bomb in Iraq kills three Americans and two Iraqis. And all that spinach must've paid off. Popeye turns 75.
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Plus Brent says the rain isn't going to go away. News 7 is next.

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The countdown begins, as the Democratic presidential hopefuls push for a strong showing in Iowa.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Iowa-Caucus]


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It's a tight race in the Democratic Caucus in Iowa. With less than 48-hours left, candidates are trying to pull ahead of a crowded pack. But the undecided voters make up a big block of the polls. Jennifer Donelan has more on what the candidates are doing to woo those undecided people.
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((IF THE EXPERTS ARE RIGHTORCHESTRATING A WINNING CAMPAIGN IN IOWA MONDAY NIGHT WILL MEAN CONVINCING UNDECIDED VOTERS LIKE CLARENCE PADILLA.
SOT - Clarendce Padilla/Undecided Voter

I think there are a lot of people like me, but it is because that decision is so serious. THE FIRST LEG OF DECISION 2004 HAS COME DOWN TO A 4-WAY TIE WITH THE BIGGEST SURPRISE FROM SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS. ONCE STRUGGLING... HE IS NOW A RISING STAR. Sot - Sen. John Edwards/(D) Candidate I can beat George Bush every single place in America. SLIGHTLY AHEAD OF THE PACK IS SENATOR JOHN KERRY. A FELLOW SOLDIER HE SAVED DURING THE VIETNAM WAR IS NOW PART OF THE BRIGADE OF VETERANS FIGHTING FOR KERRY. Sot - Jim Rassman/Vietnam Veteran I figure I owe this man my life AND CONGRESSMAN DICK GEPHART IS FIRED UP WITH SUPPORT FROM LABOR UNIONS... FAILURE IN IOWA COULD MEAN THE END OF HIS RUN. We will win HOWARD DEAN REMAINS SOLID AND CONTINUES TO GAIN IN A RECENT POLL. Sot - Howard Dean/(D) Candidate Dont complain about George Bush if you dont go to caucus. Support Howard Dean. Political experts say, beyond voter turnout, winning Iowa Monday night will come down to this... the nuts and bolts of any campaign...the volunteers. THEY ARE ATTACKING THE PHONES. Sot - John Feller/Kerry Volunteer They ve been working day and night and night and day for many days. Nat - knocking AND INVADING NEIGHBORHOODS. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE BECAUSE SOON MINDS WILL BE MADE UP... Sot - Clarence Padilla/Undecided Voter Reporter Clock is ticking buddy. Clarence - Yeah I know (laughter) exactly. JENNIFER DONELAN CBS NEWS DES MOINES))

[Iraq]


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Insurgents have delivered another deadly blow in a town in Iraq.
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A military team searching a canefield for land mines was hit by a powerful roadside bomb killing three Americans and two Iraqis. The remote-control bomb was made up of artillery rounds and other explosives. Two other U-S soldiers were wounded in the attack. Today's incident pushed the number of American soldiers killed in Iraq above 500 since hostilites began in March.
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[Dan-Chem]


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Striking DanChem workers say the union and the company are still far apart in negotiations.
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Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400 have been on strike since New Years Day, but leaders say morale is strong.
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Union leaders say they're concerned about a proposed increase in health- care premiums that would more than double the amount under their old contract. A three year freeze of hourly wages is also a concern, along with a change in daily shifts.
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The union submitted new proposals to the company last week and IS prepared to negotiate, but say they're also willing to stay on the picket line as long as it takes.
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[War-Veteran]


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When a Pittsylvania County resident returned from the Korean War his family says he returned to work and never talked about his experiences overseas. But today Daniel Dalton, better known as Paul, was honored for his bravery and valor. Jennifer Wishon has the story.
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Nearly a hundred people gathered in Danville Saturday to witness a presentation that should have happened 50 years ago.
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((DAVE NEWMAN))
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But Saturday Sergeant Daniel Dalton received both the Purple Heart for a wound he suffered and the Silver Star for his bravery during the Korean War. The 73 year old says he was simply doing his job.
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((DANIEL DALTON))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM))
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((JENNIFER MOOREFIELD))
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((CONGRESSMAN VIRGIL GOODE))
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Dalton earned his Silver Star after leading a group of 20 men to find their comrades who'd been ambushed and killed the day before. When Dalton's group found the enemy it was out numbered two to one - still Dalton gave the men a chance to surrender before a gun fight ensued.
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((DANIEL DALTON))
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Dalton's current battle is against his ailing health. His daughter says she's thrilled her dad was presented his awards before it was too late. Jennifer Wishon, News 7 Danville.))

[Rke-Schools]


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Finding out about violence in Roanoke City schools will soon be much easier.
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The Roanoke Education Association sent out a school safety survey back in November.
More than two thousand teachers and administrators were asked to fill it out.
The survey questioned among other things whether discipline problems are on the rise and whether the school system supports a teacher's disciplinary actions.
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((ANITA PRICE/ROANOKE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: THAT INFORMATION IS ALSO GOING TO BE SHARED WITH THE SAFETY TASK FORCE THAT ARE IN PLACE THROUGHOUT THE CITY BECAUSE WE DO WANT TO BE ABLE TO SHARE THIS VALUABLE INFORMATION IN ORDER TO FORMULATE SOME TYPE OF STRATEGIES FOR HOW WE'RE GOING TO ADDRESS OUR CONCERNS.))
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The response rate for the survey was 55-percent.
The R-E-A says it will release the results to the public within the next week or so.
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[Mascot-Issue]


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Now that consolidation is moving forward in Henry County, the school board is ready to "tackle" another controversial issue.
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Next fall, the school system will reduce the number of high schools from four to two.
To help ease the transition, a committee proposed a compromise on what to do with school colors and mascots.
It recommended keeping something from one school while bringing something over from the closed one.
The school board however rejected that plan saying it was too costly.
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The board has now agreed to re-visit the issue at its next meeting.
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Still to come on the newscast, a physicians claims to have produced a human clone, but won't tell anyone where...
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and also, it's going to be the scene for the biggest football game of the year, how is the field shaping up? We'll show you in a few minutes.
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[SPORTS-PREVIEW]

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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 sports office. Coming up later, Bryant Matthews gives a superhuman effort, but Tech still gets caught in the eye of the Hurricanes. The Tarheel nation knocks off a number one for the tenth time, and JJ helps Duke humble the Deacs. Plus, the Noke also takes on number one, and the quarterbacks will be on the hot seat in both the AFC and NFC title games. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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A University of Florida study is rewarding heavy smokers who are trying to quit with some "retail" therapy.
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Researchers use a home based breathalizer connected to the smokers home computer. The system calculates the amount of carbon monoxide in the lungs. But don't try cheating, the test will know.
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((JESSE DALLERY/UF PSYCHOLOGY DEPT--THE SYSTEM IS VIRTUALLY T-PROOF SO WE KNOW IT'S THE PERSON--THE SMOKER--GIVING THE SAMPLE AS OPPOSED TO SOMEBODY ELSE. SO IT ALLOWS US TO GET AN OBJECTIVE MEASURE OF SMOKING STATUS ))
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Participants in the study are rewarded with online vouchers they can use at 20 different vendors. Smokers get two dollars and fifty cents for the first successful breath test, with the prize going up a dollar on average for each consecutive smoke free test.
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Another doctor is claiming to have created a human clone.
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Dr. Panos Zavos runs a fertility clinic in Kentucky and he says he has transferred a cloned human embryo into a 35 year old woman. But he's singing a familiar song in the fact he's not giving any details.
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((DR. PANOS ZAVOS--I DID NOT GIVE ANY SPECIFICS FOR A REASON. I DO NOT WANT TO REVEAL THE GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF THE WOMAN, THE DATES THAT WERE DONE OR ANY SPECIFIC DETAILS. BOB WARD/ROYAL SOCIETY; IN SCIENCE EVERYTHING IS BASED ON EVIDENCE AND REALLY IF YOU DON'T PROVIDE ANY EVIDENCE THERE IS NOTHING TO DISTINGUISH YOUR CLAIMS ))
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Zavos says the procedure used an egg cell from the woman and genetic material from skin cells from her husband -- making a clone of the man. But, he doesn't know if the embryo will develop. Zavos went to London to make his announcements because he says he would not get enough press coverage at home in Kentucky.
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Hollins University hosted a seminar that helped women learn from each other's experiences.
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"The Roanoker Magazine" conducted its second women's retreat at Hollins. About 40 women attended the event which featured a number of panelists followed by group discussions.
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((JUDITH CLINE: I THINK THAT WHAT WE FOUND AS A GROUP IS THAT THERE'S SUCH A UNIVERSALITY OF WOMEN'S EXPERIENCES AND THAT IT'S REALLY HELPFUL TO TALK TO OTHER WOMEN AND HEAR OTHER WOMEN'S STORIES TO COMPARE YOUR OWN TO AND TO HELP YOU REALIZE OTHER PEOPLE HAVE GONE THROUGH THIS TOO.))
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The theme of the event was "A woman's Place" and focused on the choices women make in both the work place and at home.
Financial planner Sara Bohn was on hand to give advice about money, woman to woman.
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((SARA BOHN: I THINK MOST OF ALL IT'S JUST A MATTER OF MAKING A COUPLE MINUTES FOR YOURSELF. SITTING DOWN AND FIGURING OUT SO WHAT PERSONAL AND FINANCIAL GOALS YOU HAVE FOR YOURSELF. SHORT, MEDIUM, LONG-TERM. ONCE YOU KIND OF HAVE AN IDEA, GO TALK TO SOMEBODY ABOUT IT.))
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Organizers say the event is held once every year- and- a- half.
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Up ahead on the newscast, 3 Doors Down hits the stage in Roanoke. We'll hear from the band up next...
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and also, the spinach must have helped, as Popeye turns 75.
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[3-Doors-Down]


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The hit band 3-Doors Down threw down tonight in Roanoke.
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The group performed in front of a sold out crowd tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center. 3-Doors Down is best known for their hit single "Kryptonite" -- which helped pushed the group's debut album "The Better Life" to sell more than six million copies.
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((CHRIS HENDERSON/GUITARIST: WE PRESSED AN INDEPENDENT C-D AND TOOK IT TO A RADIO STATION, PRETTY MUCH EVERYDAY FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS, AND FINALLY STRUCK UP A RELATIONSHIP WITH A FEW OF THE DJS AND ONE NIGHT THEY PLAYED KRYPTONITE ON THE AIR AND THE PHONE LINES LIT UP. AND WHEN THAT HAPPENED IT JUST TOOK OFF .))
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3-Doors Down first came on the scene in the early 90s, and band members say it's been a whirlwind ride ever since.
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[Popeye-Empire]


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Today marks the 75th birthday for "Popeye the Sailor Man."
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He helped kids of all ages eat their spinach, and this weekend Popeye is getting his due. The Empire State Building colored its lights spinach green to honor the comic strip and cartoon hero. Popeye debuted in the funny pages on January 17th, 19-29.
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Coming up, Oak Hill brings down the house in Rocky Mount, the Hokies can't weather the Hurricanes in Blacksburg, and Roanoke falls to number one Hampden-Sydney, but first tonight's extra point,
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Harrison Frazar is the leader at the Sony Open in Hawaii after a 4-under round of 6 today. Frazar sits at 14-under and has a one shot lead over Ernie Els who also shot 4-under today.
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Let's start tonight in Rocky Mount where high school basketball fans were in for a treat in the nightcap of the Member One Classic. Oak Hill, the top ranked high school team in the country took on the homestanding Eagles.
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It was a packed house in the Mount and it was well worth the price of admission.
Lewis Witcher wasn't itimidated by the Warriors. The big fella goes right down the lane for the throwdown.
Oak Hill's Brian Johnson then scoops up the loose rock and slams home two of his own.
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KC Rivers was tough from downtown as Oak Hill coasted to the big 89-37 win.
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Other winners today were Catholic over Blacksburg, Cave beat Fleming, and Patrick Henry took out Magna Vista.

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Bonnie Henrickson's women lost for the 3rd time in four outings today, falling behind early and dropping a 70 to 50 decision at Georgetown. Ieva Kublina scored 18 for the Hokies.
Seth Greenberg's team didn't fare much better, putting up a valiant effort before losing to Miami.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Hurricanes vs. Hokies; :00]


The Hokies were fresh off their first league win of the season earlier this week at West Virginia.
But the Canes took charge at the outset. Robert Hite finishes off the break with the finger roll and Miami led by 6 in the early going.
Bryant Matthews did more than his share for Tech. First he nails the long range bomb from the top of the key for three.
Then later, the senior throws down the jami-jam in traffic. Matthews tallied 33 points and grabbed 16 rebounds.

Bryan Randall came off the bench to bury this three ball, and Tech made a run down the stretch,
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but it wasn't enough as Miami won it 65 to 59.
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[S-Heels]


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Rashad McCants has been in and out of Roy Williams doghouse this season, but today the enigmatic sophomore lifted the Heels over top rated Connecticut with some late game heroics.
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[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/Huskies vs. Tarheels; :00]


Williams watched his team blow all of a 14 point halftime lead as the visiting Huskies took the lead with just over a minute to go. It was tied at 83 before McCants bailed out the Heels burying this three with 6 seconds left. McCants finished with 27 points and
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North Carolina took out Connecticut 86 to 83.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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JJ Redick had his free throw streak stopped at 55 straight, but that was the only thing that went wrong for the sophomore from Roanoke. Redick pumped in 23 points as Duke whipped Wake Forest 84 to 72,
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holding the Deacs to just 35 percent shooting.
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[S-Noke]


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In the ODAC, top ranked Hampden-Sydney beat Roanoke for the 6th consecutive time this afternoon, the Tigers third straight win at the Bast Center.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Hampden-Sydney vs. Roanoke; :00]


Bryan Randall's brother Brandon was working hard for the visitors in this one. He rolled home the short jumper in the paint for the Tigers--2 of his 13 points.
The Maroons then worked the rock to Drew Crowder who buried the deep three from the left wing. He led the Noke with 22 points.
But check out Randall grabbing the loose ball for the steal and going behind the back for some showtime to Jason Holman for the chippie.
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Roanoke's Jason Graffam answered with a foul line jumper, but Sydney went on to win it 79 to 69.
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The NFL playoffs will be whittled down to just two tomorrow afternoon. The NFC Championship Game pits two teams who pulled off stunning wins a week ago, duking it out for a chance to play in the Super Bowl. The Panthers will try to become the third team in as many years to end the Eagles season in the title game.
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In the AFC, the Patriots have been the league's best team over the past month, but they must find a way to contain arguably the hottest player over that same time period, Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.
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And you can catch the AFC championship right here on Your Hometown Station at 3 o'clock.

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One man has been in charge of the football field during every Super Bowl. This year is no different. Jeremy Desel speaks with the man tackling the job of getting the turf down in Houston in time for Super Bowl 38.
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((Normally royalty walks on the special carpet, only this time the carpet is royalty. It's called Princess. The man charged with keeping the Princess beautiful is George Toma. "I'm a nitty, gritty dirt man from Pennsylvania," he says. He's been down in the dirt for 62 years. Toma's kept the field at all 38 Super Bowls. This year the turf comes from Arizona. It was harvested Monday and vacuumed packed into a refrigerated truck. Each two and a half-ton roll is installed right on top of the Texans turf. The crew installing the Princess is handpicked. Even the wardrobe is a sports history lesson. Many of the crewmembers have worked more than a dozen of the biggest of games. But this year is Detroit Tigers' groundskeeper Heather Nabozny's first crack at it. "The Super Bowl, it's huge," she says. "To be a part of this crew is phenomenal. It is a great, great honor. And I am super, super happy to be here." The turf's own weight holds it in place. And the stuff is tough. Stadium officials say it's right on track. "Everything is on track," says Reliant Stadium general manager Shea Gwinn. In fact it's almost scary how it is running on schedule. But we know it is crunch time." You don't have to remind the keepers of the green. Toma says he'll never retire. For Super Bowl I all his crews' equipment came in a 3 by 5 chest. Now it comes in three semi trucks. What's going to happen to the Texans regular turf? The groundskeepers are going to be busy long after the Super Bowl, they know they'll have to simply start over.))
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[Graphic-] That was Jeremy Desel reporting from Houston.