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Coming up on News 7-
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Fresh off a feast on one bird, the Wahoos will try to tackle another one. But Hokie fans say they're ready for tomorrow's game. Plus, not all Christmas gifts have to be new. We'll stop by the oldest pawn shops in the country. And a new and improved Santa shows off his jingle-bell-rock-hard abs.
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News 7 is next.
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The big game is less than 24 hours away and Hokie fans believe they have the advantage.
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[SOT 23:43]
[IN Q=There isn't a stadium]

((NORM NG: THERE ISN'T A STADIUM LIKE THIS PLACE, NOISE, MAKE NOISE. EVERYBODY OUT THERE MAKE NOISE TOMORROW.))
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[OUT Q=MAKE NOISE TOMORROW]
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[Tech-Game]


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[****ANCHOR TAG****]
The Virginia Tech/UVA game is always a big one.
But this year it's even bigger -- both teams are in the ACC and they're fighting for first place.
Justin McLeod shows us what's shaking tonight in Blacksburg.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brett Gwaltney/Hokie Fan; :28]
[SUPER=01-Mallory Brown/Virginia Tech Freshmen; :38 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Brian Mayer/Virginia Tech Sophomore; :49]
[SUPER=@justin1; :55]
[SUPER=01-Jon Petcu/Hokie Fan; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

(( ((NAT SOUND OF TOUCH FOOTBALL AT 16:31))
The only football game you'd find at Virginia Tech Friday is this one on the drill field.
Come Saturday afternoon, it will be a whole different ballgame when Virginia Tech plays UVA.
[SOT 15:13; 22:09]
[IN Q=Everyone's talking]

((ANTHONY WISE/HOKIE FAN: EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT IT, THIS IS THE BIGGEST GAME.)) ((DREW PALOMA/HOKIE FAN: THIS IS A HUGE GAME, THIS IS THE GAME OF THE YEAR.))
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[OUT Q=GAME OF THE YEAR]


There's a lot riding on this game.
A Virginia Tech win could cement its first place standings in the ACC. The game also has bowl implications.
[SOT 35:30]
[IN Q=It's going to see]

((BRETT GWALTNEY/HOKIE FAN: IT'S GOING TO SEE WHETHER WE GO TO A BIG BOWL OR SMALL BOWL OR IF WE ARE GOING TO WIN THE ACC, I HOPE WE DO.))
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[OUT Q=I HOPE WE DO]


But for most fans it's all about the rivalry.
[SOT 1:16]
[IN Q=It's big especially]

((MALLORY BROWN/VIRGINIA TECH FRESHMEN: IT'S BIG ESPECIALLY IN STATE FOR VIRGINIA, AND VIRGINIA TECH FANS, WE LOVE THE RIVARLY, IT'S FUN.))
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[OUT Q=IT'S FUN]


So much fun Virginia Tech opened the dorms Friday so students could return from Thanksgiving break early.
[SOT 8:35]
[IN Q=It's going to be]

((BRIAN MAYER/VIRGINIA TECH SOPHOMORE: IT'S GOING TO BE INTENSE. I KNOW A LOT OF KIDS ARE COMING BACK, TICKETS WERE HARD TO GET SO I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE THERE.))
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[OUT Q=TO BE THERE]
[SOT 17:53]
[IN Q=The game has]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE GAME HAS BEEN SOLD OUT FOR WEEKS NOW. IN FACT IT IS SO HARD TO GET TICKETS THEY'VE BEEN SELLING ON E-BAY FOR NEARLY FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS, AND THE SEATS ARE NOT EVEN THAT GREAT.))
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[OUT Q=EVEN THAT GREAT]

((NAT SOUND OF CASH REGISTER WORKING AT 30:41))
Also in hot demand is hokie merchandise.
Virginia Tech's bookstore was mobbed Friday night with fans hoping to show their true colors.
[SOT 33:41]
[IN Q=I got a long]

((JON PETCU/HOKIE FAN: I GOT A LONG SLEEVE ORANGE SHIRT, SHORT SLEEVE MAROON SHIRT, HOKIES HAT, HOKIES JACKET, NO PANTS THOUGH.))
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Speaking of which, Hokie fans hope Tech beats the pants off UVA.
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((DREW PALOMA: I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A CLOSE GAME. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE 22 17 VIRGINIA TECH VICTORY.)) ((ANTHONY WISE: I WILL SAY 28-14 TECH.)) ((MALLORY BROWN: VIRGINIA TECH IS GOING TO WIN 21 TO 7.)) ((BRIAN MAYER: I THINK WE ARE WINNING AT HOME, YOU CAN'T BEAT US HERE.))
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But the wahoos can beat the hokies, like they did last year in Charlottesville.
[SOT 24:18]
[IN Q=Yeah, so]

((NORM NG/HOKE FAN: YEAH, SO. YOU HAD TO REMIND US DIDN'T YA.))
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[OUT Q=US DIDN'T YA]


But let me also remind you, Tech has the won the last four out of five against UVA.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Blacksburg.))
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The game will be televised nationally. Mike will have a preview of the game coming up in sports.


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[War-Worlds]


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Rumors are flying as to WHERE in Rockbridge County Paramount Pictures will film a major motion picture.
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Some scenes of a remake of The War of the Worlds will be shot there December 13th through the 16th. The specific locations are being kept secret, but some people who live near where the film is believed to be shot are getting ready for an influx of hollywood.
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[IN Q=I went and rented the...]

((DAVID BLACKWELL/ROCKBRIDGE CO. RESIDENT; I WENT AND RENTED THE OLD MOVIE, I'D NEVER WATCHED IT BEFORE. SO WHAT DID YOU THINK OF IT? I HOPE THIS ONE IS A LITTLE BETTER.))
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[OUT Q=this one is a little better.]
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Paramount is looking for several hundred extras to appear in the film. An open casting call will be held on Saturday December 4th at the Rockbridge County High School. Anyone interested should bring a recent photograph. The casting call will run from 8 in the morning until four in the afternoon.


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Virginia's capitol building is undergoing major renovations nearly a hundred years in the making.
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The center of state government is now well into its face-lift.
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((JAMES WOOTEN: THE CAPITOL IS OVER 200- YEARS OLD. THE WINGS THAT WERE ADDED FOR THE HOUSE AND SENATE CHAMBERS IN 1904 ARE APPROACHING ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD.))
[SUPER=01-James Wooten/Capitol Square Preservation Council Dir. ]
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Crews are working on an underground expansion in the south lawn which will house and exhibit a learning area. Precautions are also being taken to ensure the building's foundation is not disturbed. The Department of General Services is taking steps to preserve every piece of the capitol. The project is expected to be completed in late 2006, just in time to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.
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[Franklin-Fire]


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No word yet on what caused a destructive fire overnight in Franklin County.
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Flames badly damaged a home at 420 Plainview Lane in the Boones Mill area
The people inside escaped unharmed,. No one was hurt. Firefighters were called out shortly after three a.m. Because of the remote location, tanker trucks had to be brought in. A damage estimate has yet to be released.
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[Wythe-Tourism]


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Wytheville seems to be the newest tourist destination.
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According to a recent survey by the Virginia Tourism Corporation, the town is one of the most visited places in western Virginia. It ranked 14th on the list... higher than other known tourist destinations like Abingdon and Lexington. Residents we talked to seemed surprised at first but quickly decided they could understand why.
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((KATHY WILLIAMS: ITS SMALL ENOUGH THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT TRAFFIC JAMS.. AND TOO MANY PEOPLE.; THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE AND NOT SOMEWHERE ELSE.))
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[OUT Q=somewhere else.]
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The reason behind Wytheville's popularity is its location. The town sprawls over 14 square miles where Interstate 81 crosses Interstate 77. That makes it a common pit stop for the 50-thousand drivers traveling through each day.
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[Mideast-Tourism]


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Tourism may not exactly be hot right now in parts of the Middle East. The State Department says Americans may not be safe in some areas of Israel, the West Bank and Gaza in the coming weeks. It says there could be unpredictable crowds gathering in the aftermath of Yasser Arafat's death.


[Iraq]


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There's call to postpone the upcoming Iraqi election. Seventeen political parties say it should be put off for at least six months, until the government can protect the polling places.

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Military operations against insurgents continue on several fronts. But now...Iraqi politicians are also fighting back...with a diplomatic offensive trying to reach out to Sunni tribal and political leaders who have threatened to boycott the january elections, and who they believe may be supporting the insurgents. American commanders in the Sunni Triangle are also combining their crackdown with outreach, trying to bring at least some lower-level members of the former regime into the fold.
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[IN Q=Good people that want to invest...]
[SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. John R. S. Batiste/1st Infantry Division;]

((MAJ. GEN. JOHN R. S. BATISTE/COMMANDING GENERAL, 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION, TIKRIT: GOOD PEOPLE THAT WANT TO INVEST IN THIS COUNTRY AND THAT WANT TO TAKE PART IN ITS FUTURE.))
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[OUT Q=take part in its future.]
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Some Sunni leaders say it's a start but that it's most likely too late to win their people over by January.
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[Ukraine]


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Outgoing Ukrainian leader Leonid Kuchma (KOOCH'-mah) says progress is being made toward ending his country's presidential crisis.
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Last week, Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych's (yah-noo-KOH'-vichz) won a highly disputed victory. Opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko (yoo-SHEN'-koh) alleged fraud, filed an appeal and called for a nationwide strike.
Today, the parties held a meeting to resolve the crisis but, after three hours, they emerged only to say that they would talk again. Both sides had guaranteed there would be no violence.
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((I'M SURE THAT THE POLICE WILL NOT STOP US.))
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[OUT Q=not stop us.]
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But at an opposition rally after the meeting..Viktor Yushenko told his supporters he was only interested in a new election.. and would quote.. take action...if the government did not agree.
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Did you ever think of a pawnbroker for holiday shopping? Just ahead, we'll visit one in Lynchburg that's been around more than century.
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But if a pawnshop's not for you, we'll take you a toy store that has just about anything a lot of money can buy.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports office. Coming up later, it's regional championship night for high school football. UVA and Tech are ready to strap it on in Blacksburg, and JMU opens the post season on the road. Plus Wake Forest wins the preseason NIT. All that and more on the way in sports.))
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[Shopping]


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[MINI-OPEN] They came before sunup, and kept malls, plazas, and stores busy all day.
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Shoppers responded to promises of deals and discounts before the clock even struck six this morning. For much of the day, the they not only hunted for deals -- but parking spots as well. Today is historically one of the biggest retail days of the year, but if you did not venture out to take on the crowds, you still have 28 shopping days until Christmas.
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[Pawn-Brokers]


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If fighting the crowds at the mall isn't your thing, an alternative to holiday shopping can be found in downtown Lynchburg.
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The owner of L. Oppleman's pawn shop says no matter how bad the economy is, business is always good.
Oppleman's carries a wide variety of items including musical instruments, tools, games and jewelry.
Customers are learning they can find a good price and good service in a pawnshop.
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[SOT 19:55:12]
[IN Q=I think they're]

((DAVID SOMERS/L. OPPLEMAN'S OWNER: I THINK THEY'RE LOSING THAT CONNOTATION OF BEING A SEEDY PLACE FOR STOLEN GOODS AND A LOT MORE PEOPLE ARE COMING IN FOR MORE LIKE TREASURE HUNTS AND JUST THINGS THAT THEY CAN FIND AT A GOOD VALUE.))
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[OUT Q=at a good value.]
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Oppleman's was established in downtown Lynchburg in 1890, making it the oldest pawnshop in America.
It will double in size when it expands into a storefront next door by next February.
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[Gifts]


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Christmas gifts can add up quickly, especially if you have kids. But if you really want to drop some dough, head to a toy palace of sorts in New York. Manuel Gallegus explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=New Yorkers are used to crowds...]
[SUPER=03-New York City;:00]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/CBS News;:14]
[SUPER=01-Kim Richmond/FAO Schwartz;:33]
[SUPER=01-George Desttefano/Shopper;:55]
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((NEW YORKERS ARE USED TO CROWDS BUT LINING UP TO GET INTO A TOY STORE IS A SURE SIGN IT S THE HOLIDAYS.
CHRISTMAS IS FAR ENOUGH AWAY THAT KIDS STILL HAVE TIME TO SAMPLE THE MERCHANDISE BEFORE PARENTS PULL OUT THEIR WALLETS.

-STAND-UP-MANUEL GALLEGUS, NEW YORK RETAIL EXPERTS SAY SHOPPERS ARE PREPARED TO SPEND A LITTLE MORE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON ABOUT SIX PERCENT MORE THAN LAST YEAR.

-NAT SOT-FAO SCHWARZ


HOPING TO CASH IN FAO SCHWARZ RE-OPENED ITS DOORS THIS WEEK AFTER BANKRUPTCY SHUT DOWN THE LANDMARK TOY STORE LAST FEBRUARY. SO FAR SO GOOD.

-SOT-KIM RICHMOND, FAO SCHWARZ

Our sales are well-beyond our expectations.
THE FANCY STORE PRIDES ITSELF ON ITS SPECIALTY ITEMS FROM THE AFFORDABLE TO THE OUTRAGEOUS.

-NAT SOT- BIG PIANO


THERE S THE GIANT KEYBOARD 150-THOUSAND BUT WHERE DO YOU PUT IT?
THE FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLAR FERRARI BABY S FIRST BEAMER AND THE JUNIOR JAG
OR SCALE DOWN TO TWO WHEELS WITH A MOTORIZED SKATEBOARD

-SOT-GEORGE DISTEFANO, SHOPPER

Is this in the budget this year? How much is it? 12-hundred dollars I think it s do-able.
DO-ABLE FOR SOME MORE AFFORDABLE CUSTOM DOLLS FOR FORTY DOLLARS YOU CAN DESIGN ONE FOR 80-DOLLARS YOU CAN ADOPT A LIFE SIZED-ONE IN THE NURSERY
OR maybe JUST START OFF WITH A PEDIGREE PET instead
FAO-SCHWARZ HOPES THE SKY IS THE LIMIT WHEN IT COMES TO FAMILY SPENDING BUT IN THE END IT MAY BE THE LESS EXPENSIVE LITTLE GIFTS THAT WILL KEEP THE STORE. AFLOAT
RETAIL EXPERTS SAY THE AVERAGE SHOPPER WILL ONLY SPEND $672-DOLLARS ON GIFTS DECORATIONS AND FOOD THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.

MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS NEW YORK.))



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Bad reaction or suicide attempt? Still ahead, differing accounts on what happend to actress Shelley Long.
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[VO-NAT]

And no belly like a bowl full of jelly -- not for this Santa. A Saint Nick who looks great in a tank top .. after sports.
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[Commercial]

[Shelley-Long]


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``Cheers'' alum Shelley Long is back home after being briefly hospitalized for what her manager describes as a bad reaction to medication.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

Published reports had a different account, however, suggesting Long overdosed in an apparent suicide attempt brought on by the breakup of her 22-year marriage. But her manager says Long took a dose of medicine to treat back pain, and the drug made her ill.
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[Trapped-Woman]


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A California woman trapped inside a drainage pipe has been rescued from a Thanksgiving fall she will never forget.
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[SUPER=03-Malibu, CA;]

A Malibu fire official says the woman was trapped for about 13 hours. It took rescue workers another hour to pull her out of the pipe, which was 30 inches wide, and about 40 feet deep. She was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
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[**WIPE**WIPE**]

[RI-Football-Brawl]


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[**WIPE**WIPE**]
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Coventry, RI;]

They'll remember Thanksgiving in Coventry, Rhode Island for a different reason. A traditional Thanksgiving Day showdown between West Warwick and Coventry High Schools turned violent yesterday. The coach from West Warwick accused the coach from Coventry of trying to embarrass his team. The coach from Coventry insisted they were only trying to win a football game
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[SOT :40 - :49]
[IN Q=You guys are a playoof caliber team...]
[SUPER=01-Steve Alves/West Warwick Coach;]

((STEVE ALVES/WEST WARWICK COACH: YOU GUYS ARE A PLAYOFF CALIBER TEAM, MY STARTERS ARE OUT, BUT WHAT WENT ON IN THE SECOND HALF HERE ESCALATED ALL OF THIS OKAY AND I PUT IT ALL ON YOU.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT :56 - 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Art Fiore/Coventry Coach;]

((ART FIORE/COVENTRY COACH: I FEEL BADLY THAT THE WEST WARWICK PEOPLE FEEL THE WAY THEY DO. I FELT I HAD RESPONSIBILITY TO MY KIDS AS WELL. TO ALLOW THEM TO AT LEAST COMPLETE, AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, COMPLETE PLAYING THEIR LAST THANKSGIVING DAY GAME.))
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[OUT Q=their last Thanksgiving Day game.]
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In the end, one player was ejected from the game and several others could be facing disciplinary action from their schools.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up, we'll crown some regional champions on this second weekend of the high school football playoffs, Tech and UVA are all set for their showdown in Blacksburg, and Wake Forest wins the preseason NIT, but first our extra point,

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]


Grizzlies coach Hubie Brown made his retirement official today. The 71 year old cited health reasons for the move. Former James Madison coach and longtime NBA'er Mike Fratello is rumored to be the next head Grizzly and could be on the bench as early as Tuesday night when Memphis takes on Sacramento.
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[S-Salem]


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We start tonight over in Amherst where the Lancers hosted the Salem Spartans in the Region Three Division 4 Championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co./Spartans vs. Lancers; :00]


After a Salem field goal, Amherst took the lead on this 2 yard run by Jonathan Rose 12 seconds into the 2nd quarter and the Lancers were up 7-3.
But that would be the last lead of the night for Scott Abell's crew. Five minutes before intermission, Spartans QB Matt Shawver hooks up
[SUPER=36-Salem/24/Amherst Co./14/;]

with D'Juan Smith on a 58 yard touchdown strike. Salem led it 10-7 and never looked back, winning the regional title 24 to 14.
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[S-Gretna]


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In Christiansburg, the Vic Hall show was the talk of the New River Valley as the senior playmaker led yet another Hawks comeback.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Hawks vs. Blue Demons; :00]


It was the Blue Demons who set the tone early. Jared Alcom goes over for the short score. Christiansburg led this thing 28 to 12 at one point.
But the Hawks came all the way back and Hall's 100th TD pass as a Hawk was the difference. It went to Jason Meyers
[SUPER=36-Gretna/49/Christiansburg/42/;]

with just 6 ticks left as Gretna won a thriller tonight over Christiansburg in a shootout to advance 49 to 42.
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[FFE-Scores]


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That's just a sampler of what's to come in just a few minutes on Friday Football Extra. Mike Stevens will rundown all of the regional final action from tonight. Here's a look at the complete scoreboard.
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[FFE Scores]


[SUPER=55-Bassett/6/Richlands/7/Gretna/49/Christiansburg/42/Salem/24/Amherst Co./14;]



[SUPER=55-Grafton/36/Lafayette/28/Handley/10/Broadway/0/Rural Retreat/38/Parry McCluer/19;]



[SUPER=55-Virginia/7/Tazewell/26/Giles/Sat./Lebanon/1:30/Massaponax/20/N. Stafford/27;]



[SUPER=55-L.C. Bird/15/Hermitage/13/S. Jackson/8/William Campbell/44/Meadowbrook/31/Hopewell/21;]



[SUPER=55-Landstown/40/Oscar Smith/39/Goochland/14/Manassas Park/41/Twin Springs/Sat./J.I. Burton/1:30;]



[SUPER=55-Gate City/Sat./Powell Valley/1:30/Harrisonburg/Sat./Stone Bridge/1:30/Franklin/Sat./Sussex Central/1:30;]



[SUPER=55-Washington & Lee/Sat./Essex/1:30/York/Sat./Poquoson/1:30/Edison/25/W.T. Woodson/29;]



[SUPER=55-Oakton/Sat./Robinson/1:00;]



[S-Tech]


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[ENG#=3]


Last season Virginia capped off Virginia Tech's late season slide with a two touchdown victory at Scott Stadium to take back the Commonwealth Cup. It's a loss that the Hokies haven't forgotten headed into tomorrow's 85th meeting with the Cavs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Year; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/8 and 9 Against Virginia; ;10]
[SUPER=01-Jim Davis/Plays Final Home Game for VT; :40]
[RUNS=:50]
[OUT Q=....PLAY FOR THIS WEEK."]
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[S-UVA]


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[ENG#=4]



Tomorrow's game carries plenty of weight for both sides. The winner can do no worse than share the ACC title.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Elton Brown/UVa Senior Offensive Guard; :34]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Haley/UVa Senior Linebacker; :45]
[RUNS=:54]
[OUT Q=...as high as they are"]
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[S-JMU]


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[ENG#=1]



The JMU Dukes are back in the Division 1-double A playoffs for the first time since 1999. Madison hits the road for Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to square off with Lehigh in a 12-30 kickoff tomorrow afternoon. The two teams have identical 9 and 2 records.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mickey Matthews/Dukes Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=a little bit the last two weeks."]
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The winner of that game will advance to face the Furman-Jacksonville State winner next week.


[S-Blitz]


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[WIPE TO ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lincoln, NE/ABC Sports; :00]


Colorado stayed alive for a berth in the Big 12 championship game today by beating Nebraska 26 to 20. Bobby Purify rushed for 130 yards and a TD for the Buffs. Nebraska finished the season with 4 straight losses, will not go to a bowl game for the first time in 36 years, and will suffer its first losing season since 1961.
[SUPER=03-Fayetteville, AR/Tigers vs. Razorbacks; :]


LSU rolled past Arkansas today thanks to quarterback Marcus Randall. Randall tossed two TD passes and ran for two more in a big 43 to 14 LSU win.
[SUPER=03-Austin, TX/ABC Sports; :]


And Texas got 166 yards rushing and a touchdown from Cedric Benson--his 10th 100 yard game of the season as the Longhorns knocked off rival Texas A&M 26 to 13.
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[S-NIT]


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[WIPE TO ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN; :00]


Wake Forest is the top ranked team in the country and the preseason NIT champ. The Demon Deacs rallied from an 8 point halftime deficit to beat the Arizona Wildcats 63 to 60.
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[11 PM WEATHER]
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[Hunk-Santa]


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Santa suprised some shoppers this year by taking on a new look.....some would say a much better one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA]

With all due respect to granny, this isn't her Santa. No round belly, no long white beard..... this is a slimmer-trimmer, but still jolly, Saint Nick. Early bird shoppers in Los Angeles were greeted today by this year's Hunky Santa. He says he's actually the son of the classic jolly Saint Nick but with a fitness plan.
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