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Coming up on News 7-
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Warnings of possible terrorist attacks disrupt international air travel this weekend, including flights to Virginia. Some Washington and Lee students predict who will be named the Democratic presidential nominee. And some playful pups make a NOT-so-predictable Superbowl pick.
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News 7 is next.

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For the second time this month, international flights bound for the U-S are cancelled after threats of terrorism.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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Six U-S-bound flights from England, Scotland and France were canceled today, including four that were bound for Dulles International. The government says it had fresh indications of al-Qaida's continued interest in targeting commercial planes. Sharyn Alfonsi has the story.
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((It's happened again... International flights are being cancelled amid new worries of Terror from the air. But this time, a U-S based carrier is involved. A spokesman for the Homeland Security Department says the government has received new reports that indicate Al-Quaida's desire to target International Aviation. Government Intelligence indicates three airlines... British Airways, Air France and a U-S based carrier have been mentioned specifically in the threats. But they didn't say which U-S international carrier is named.
British Airway and Air France are cancelling seven flights to and from the U-S because of security concerns. Super: Rob Pittman/British Airways Passenger "I think they are just being careful..than not be."
Aviation Experts say it underscores the need for co-operation among International Airline carriers. Phillip Baum, Aviation Security International. "We have to start to take aviation security on all routes, all carriers, all flight numbers wherever they are in the world. The latest threats have grounded four weekend flights between London's Heathrow Airport and Washingtons Dulles airport. A flight Monday from Heathrow to Miami has also been cancelled.
The string of cancellations start on Superbowl Sunday, but Government officials say there is no specific information linking the threats to the game or to Houston. Still, a White House Spokesman says the extra security steps are needed to "preserve our security". In New York, Sharyn Alfonsi for CBS News.))



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It's another bloody weekend in Iraq. More than a dozen Iraqis are dead in Baghdad after several bombings and attacks today.
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At least five people were killed and several others injured when either a rocket, or mortar round slammed into a crowded residential area of Baghdad. All of the dead were Palestinians who demanded action from the U-S to prevent more attacks. Shortly after, another bombing in the same neighborhood killed another man and wounded more.
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Nine others were killed and 44 wounded when a car bomb exploded outside a police station in Mosul.
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And three U-S soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb as a Fourth Infantry division convoy drove by near Kirkuk (KER-Cook).

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Saudi Arabia's top cleric called on Muslims around the world to forsake terrorism.
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Today's sermon was remarkable not only for its strong language but also its timing -- at the peak of the annual hajj, or the pilgrimage to Mecca. He told the two million pilgrims gathered that terrorists are giving other nations an excuse to criticize and attack them. Security was tight at Mount Arafat amid concerns there would be an attack on the pilgrims from a terror group. The annual pilgrimage is considered a duty that every able-bodied Muslim must perform at least once in a lifetime.
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Washington and Lee University buzzed with political rhetoric today as thousands gathered for this year's Mock Convention. News 7's Jennifer Wishon was there and has more on why Democratic candidates should be paying attention.
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((((NATS OF CONVENTION)) The Democratic National Convention may be six months away, but Delegates from 50 states and 5 U-S territories joined one raging Cajun to predict who'll battle President Bush for the White House.
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((JAMES CARVILLE))
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Political Consultant James Carville was completely partisan as his keynote speech rocked the student run Convention.
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((ANNE IDSAL/SPEAKER CHAIR: I SAW HIM IN THE WAR ROOM, IT'S A DOCUMENTARY MY FRESHMAN YEAR IN A POLITICS CLASS AND WHEN WE HAD TO COME DOWN AND DECIDE WHO WE WERE GOING TO HAVE AS A KEYNOTE SPEAKER ONE OF THE VERY FIRST PEOPLE WHO CAME TO MIND WAS JAMES CARVILLE.))
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((QUICK NATS OF APPLAUSE))

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((THE GREAT STATE OF CALIFORNIA, THE GOLDEN STATE, THE MOST POPULOUS IN THE UNION WHERE WE PREFER ACTORS IN OUR STATE CAPITAL, WHERE A BUDGETARY CRISIS MEANS THE GOVERNOR IS FIRED AND WHERE MY GOVERNOR CAN BEAT UP YOUR GOVERNOR.))
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Students had fun with the process, but their antics were the result of lots of hard work.
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: THE MOCK CONVENTION HAS PRODUCED 17 CORRECT PREDICTIONS OUT OF 22 ATTEMPTS AND STUDENTS SAY THEIR SUCCESS IS DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTED TO MONTHS OF RESEARCH.))
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((ANNE IDSAL: PEOPLE HAVE MADE CONTACTS WITHIN PARTY GOVERNMENT, WITHIN THE STATES, ON THE LOCAL AND STATE LEVEL AND FROM THAT POINT ON PEOPLE ARE JUST KEEPING YOU RIGHT IN THE CIRCLE OF WHAT'S GOING ON.))
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And in the end, the student's research overwhelmingly pointed to one candidate.
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((THE MASSACHUSETTS DELEGATION GIVES ALL 121 OF OUR DELEGATES TO THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SENATOR JOHN KERRY. APPLAUSE ))
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((NATS OF APPLAUSE UNDER VIDEO OF CONFETTI FALLING.))
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John Kerry took about 56 percent of the vote. Governor Howard Dean was a distant second followed by Senator John Edwards. Virginia resident James Carville was pleased with the process.
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((JAMES CARVILLE))
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Students will now have to wait until July to see if their hard work wins W & L another vote of confidence. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Lexington.))

[College-Bowl]


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Quick wit and fast hands were key at Virginia Military Institute today.
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The College Bowl that brought the school national attention some 40-years ago has returned. Cadet Chase Porter was at a basketball competition when he got the idea for an academic tournament. Some time later he was visiting the V-M-I museum and saw a picture of the 1965 College Bowl team and that's when he decided to revive the program. About a hundred cadets turned out today to see what it was all about.
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((CHASE PORTER/COLLEGE BOWL ORGANIZER: I'M REALLY PLEASED WITH THE TURN OUT OF THE CORPS. I KNEW INITIALLY WHEN I HAD THE VISION FOR THE PROGRAM THAT CADETS WOULD WANT TO GET INVOLVED AND I REALLY WANTED TO BRING SOMETHING TO THE CADETS THAT THEY COULD ENJOY AND EXPAND THEIR ACADEMIC HORIZONS AT THE SAME TIME.))
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Five teams of four competed in the double- elimination tournament. The teams were named after the cadets who played on the 1965 team. The strongest players will form a V-M-I team and compete against other schools next month in Knoxville Tennessee. Porter says he hopes the tradition will continue.
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Both of the Mars rovers should be transmitting detailed photographs of the red planet very soon. We'l have that story coming up on News 7 at 11.
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and also, The Patriots and Panthers are focused on the game, but Houston police also have a game plan in mind.
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((Hey everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Hokies get squeezed by the Orangemen, while the Cavaliers get slammed in Winston-Salem. Plus high school roundball from Salem and Northside, and the final word before Super Bowl 38. All that and more on the way in sports.))
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An employee is accused of calling a bomb threat into a Henry County K-Mart.
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[TAKE TREJO FS] The Sheriff's office says 21-year old Brandi Nichole Trejo of Ridgeway reported finding a note in a restroom at the store on Greensboro Road Tuesday. The note apparently stated that a bomb was in the building and would go off the next day.
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A search of the store turned up no bomb. Trejo was arrested. She faces a felony charge of threatening to bomb a building. The Sheriff's Office says Trejo wrote the note hoping the store would close so she wouldn't have to go to work.

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Security is tight at airports across the country, and authorities in Houston are taking major steps to make the Super Bowl safe as well. Teri Okita is at Reliant stadium and takes a look inside the security zone.
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(HEIGHTENED SECURITY IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT HERE AT SUPER BOWL 38.

BEHIND-THE-SCENES, EVERY PERSON, EVERY VEHICLE ENTERING HOUSTONS RELIANT STADIUM GETS A THOROUGH CHECK.

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TRACK: 25-DIFFERENT FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL AGENCIES ARE COORDINATING EFFORTS WITH A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PRICETAG.

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SOT: We have been planning for well over a year for security for this

game, and we have done a lot of different exercises and gone through a lot of different plans and programs to prepare.

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STANDUP BRIDGE: Fans will only be allowed to carry in small bags, and in this post 9-11 world, they can expect metal detectors and security wands.
TRACK: FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS WILL BE ENFORCED OVER THE STADIUM ONLY WEATHER WILL KEEP RELIANTS RETRACTABLE ROOF CLOSED. FIREFIGHTERS AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TEAMS WILL BE ON STAND-BY WITH MACHINES CAPABLE OF DETECTING CHEMICALS LIKE MACE, NERVE GAS, AND BLISTERING AGENTS.

(Super: Dep. Chief Terry Stone/Houston Fire Department)
SOT: Because Houston is the petrol chemical capital of the world, we

have the capabilities to handle incidents involving those chemicals.
TRACK: ALMOST 80-THOUSAND PEOPLE WILL POUR INTO SUNDAYS GAME. ITS A LOGISTICAL CHALLENGE TO PROTECT THE CROWDS, BUT AUTHORITIES STILL HAVE TIME FOR A LITTLE FUN, TOO. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, HOUSTON.))



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Still to come on the newscast,
Thousands in Minnesota slide their way into a slippery competition.
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and also, forget the fearless forecasters, these pups just might be the best predictor of who will win tomorrow's big game.
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A local publisher is hoping that its newest release will be a great success story.
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Redemption, by Geraldine Hughes, is a book about the child molestation charges against Michael Jackson ten years ago.

A Radford publishing house, Branch and Vine, published the book. Business partners James Armentrout and Steven Macon were in the middle of editing Redemption when the latest charges against Jackson surfaced. THAT sparked a world- wide interest in the book. The author has already been interviewed by many major news networks and there's also talk of a movie deal.
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NASA's Opportunity rover isn't just knocking on the Red Planet's door anymore, it's in.
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The U-S space rover has successfully rolled off of its lander and onto the Martian surface. The first photo indicates the maneuver went off without a hitch.
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((JOEL KRAJEWSKI/NASA CHIEF ENGINEER: OK SO LAST SATURDAY NIGHT WE ALL GATHERED IN HERE BECAUSE WE LANDED A SECOND SPACE CRAFT AND IT WAS A MIRACLE THEN. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT WE COULD, WITHIN A WEEK, LAND A ROVER ON THE SURFACE OF MARS. I'M JUST ASTOUNDED THAT WE CAN DO IT IN SUCH A TIME.))
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Adding to the celebration, NASA scientists say Opportunity's malfunctioning twin should be fully recovered by tomorrow. The Spirit rover had stopped sending useful data, but scientists fixed that by deleting hundreds of files from its memory and rebooting the computer.
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As Superbowl-38 heats up, some folks in Minnesota were cooling down for another big sports event.
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More than 16-hundred people braved subzero temperatures in Minneapolis today, to compete in a cross-country ski race.
It's the second annual City of Lakes Loppet, and the participants came prepared.
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((TOM JUNKANS/RACER: IT'S BUBBLE WRAP. IT'S A SECRET BUBBLE WRAP INVENTED BY MY FRIEND, GEORGE. HE ALWAYS SAID THE WAY TO STAY WARM IN MN WHEN YOU'RE WAITING FOR A RACE IS BUBBLE WRAP.////JOHN MUNGER/LOPPET RACE DIRECTOR: WE'RE GOOD TO GO
, MINUS FOUR IN MINNESOTA. ACTUALLY, FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS, WE'RE ALL FEELING REALLY TOASTY.))
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Medical teams were available for those who needed it, but no cases of frostbite were reported. The male and female winners of the freestyle event won free trips to compete in a race in Oslo, Norway.
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Coming up, Tech and UVA come up short in conference clashes, and high school hoops from Salem and Northside plus we'll check in with Panthers DB Ricky Manning on the eve of the Super Bowl, but first tonight's extra point,
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Tech tight end Keith Willis made a name for himself today in the Gridiron Classic catching this TD pass. The North beat the South 35-31.
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The Virginia Tech Women got back on track today at Syracuse beating the Orange 75 to 60 behind 23 points from Ieva Kublina. Tonight it was the men's turn as Seth Greenberg's Hokies took on the defending national champs.
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Tech trailed by 18 at the break, but rallied in the opening minutes of the second half.
Bryan Randall plays the zone buster by stroking three of his 8 points on the night from long range.
Jamon Gordon was a bright spot for the Hokies. In transition, Gordon gets to the rack for the hoop and the hack.
He led Tech with 21 points.
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But Hakim Warrick had a jam sandwich on the alley-oop. The Cuse went on to win it 76-64.
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The seat of Virginia Head Coach Pete Gillen got a little warmer today as the Cavs dropped a 13 point decision at Wake Forest.
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Gillen watched his team get off to another slow start in this one.
Wake did not however. Justin Gray lit things up from downtown in the first half finishing with 26 points for the Deacs.
Elton Brown put in 24 for Virginia including these two on the fadeaway in the lane, but Virginia trailed by 17 at the half.
In the second half, the Cavs got to within 14, but Taron Downey throws it up for Trent Strickland for the jam.
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Wake Forest was in the money beating UVA 91-78 in a game that wasn't that close.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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Bart Bellairs and the VMI Keydets won their 2nd straight Big South game today over Winthrop.
Early on Richard Little spots up and knocks down the triple from the left wing. He tallied 8 points and 8 assists.
Radee Skipworth was the big gun for the Keydets.
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The senior led the way with 26 points including these two in the paint. VMI won it over the Eagles 68 to 61.
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The wintry weather this week played havoc with the high school schedule. Tonight there were over 30 makeup games in the area, including the matchup at Salem as William Fleming came a callin'.
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It's always a good one when the Spartans and Colonels lock up.
Fleming took it to the home folks early. Casey Corner finishes off the nice drive with the pretty finger roll.
Then A-J Dowell gets the rock on the curl move and sticks the tough jumper.
But the Colonels hung on down the stretch.
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Mijuan Curtis gets it up to Corner who makes the nice move for two more and Fleming won it 60 to 56.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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Over at Northside the Vikes renewed their rivalry with the Cavs from Lord Botetourt.
The visitors were working the glass. Check out Brad Streithof clean up the miss and get the friendly bounce from the iron for two.
But the Vikings come right back. Ryan Frazier stays with it and hits Mark Eubank down low for the easy lay-in to give Northside a four point lead.
Northside would pull away.
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Kevin Knight comes up with the loose rock and puts in the short jumper on the baseline. The Vikings won it 63 to 55.
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While the Marcus Vick investigation continues, today the Hokies got some bad news on the recruiting front. With signing day just 4 days away, prize recruit Rod Council of Charlotte is in trouble with the law. The West Charlotte High School star cornerback is accused of stealing 16 thousand dollars worth of computer equipment from the high school. He is in jail under 15 thousand dollars bond.

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Panthers DB Ricky Manning, Junior has his own website and after tomorrow the rookie hopes to have a Super Bowl ring. Mike Stevens has more on Carolina's pleasant surprise.
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(( Ricky Manning, Junior is a five foot nine inch rookie out of UCLA - who has preferred to hit opponents instead of hitting the wall. Unlike most first year players who struggle while making the transition from college - Manning has gotten better as the season has stretched on. ((JOHN FOX:)) ((RICKY MANNING:)) The site of the big game Reliant Stadium will provide Manning with the biggest stage of his young career. Not bad for a left hander who played for Elizabethton in the Appalachian league in the summer of 2001. ((RICKY MANNING:)) Manning had three interceptions in the regular season - but he had three in the NFC championship game alone. But he says he'll be shocked if Tom Brady doesn't come right at him.)) ((RICKY MANNING:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))


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Barry Sanders never got to the Super Bowl while John Elway closed out his career by winning two. They are the headliners in the NFL Hall of Fame Class of 2004.
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Elway is the winningest quarterback in league history with 148 wins. The first choice in the 1983 draft, Elway was the NFL MVP 4 years later. He'll be inducted this summer along with Vikings lineman Carl Eller, Bob Brown, a 6 time Pro Bowl tackle, and Sanders, number 3 on the all time rushing list. He rushed for 1,000 yards in each of his first ten seasons.
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In San Diego, Super Bowl 38 has literally gone to the dogs.
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Some dogs and their owners got together for the Humane Society's "Fifth Annual Canine Challenge," to predict the winner of Super Bowl 38. The pups are each thrown red and blue tennis balls, one representing the Panthers, the other representing the Patriots. The team's ball with the most picks, wins.
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((GIGI BACON-THEBERGE/SAN DIEGO HUMANE SOCIETY: WE'RE JUST THROWING THE TENNIS BALLS AND HAVING OUR DOGS' INTUITION PICK THE WINNERS OF THE SUPER BOWL AND SO FAR FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS THEY'VE BEEN RIGHT ON.))
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This year, the pooches' prediction: the Carolina Panthers.
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[TAKE SUPERBOWL PROMO BOARD] And don't forget, the only place to see this year's game is right here on Your Hometown Station. Pre-game starts at 2 o'clock, and the game kicks off at 6:25.
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