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Today on News 7 at 5, Lynchburg needs a new school superintendent.
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Plus the wind and downed trees knock out power to more than a thousand homes in the Roanoke Valley.
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The gusty wind will calm down as the night goes on. Look for plenty of sunshine in your Thursday forecast.

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Also today, the Israeli government faces a major shakeup.
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We'll tell you why some patients are worried their cosmetic Botox is making them sick.
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Plus we'll hear from a Virginia Tech professor who says the Hokies have the right chemistry to win. News 7 at five is next.

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High winds roll through the area, leaving downed trees, and homes without electricity.
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More than a thousand A-E-P customers are without power tonight, after today's strong winds.
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13-hundred households in our region are in the dark. That number's down from more than 11-thousand earlier today. Crews are trying to fix numerous small scattered outages after many trees knocked down power lines. In fact, in Roanoke, close to 7-hundred homes are without power in nearly three-dozen outages. A-E-P hopes to have power restored to all customers tonight.
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For the first time in 14 years, Lynchburg will soon have a new school superintendent.
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James McCormick announced yesterday that he's leaving to take over the school system in Lee County, North Carolina.
He says he's proud of his record in Lynchburg, where all but one of the city's schools are fully accredited.
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McCormick's last day will be January 2nd.
The school board will discuss the search for his replacement next week.
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Thousands of soldiers hoping to come home are now being told they will have to stay in Iraq longer than expected.
The pentagon today announced it is extending tours of duty and even sending extra troops to Iraq to help secure next month's elections. Jennifer Miller has more.
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The Israeli government is facing an internal political crisis, after the parliament voted against Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's budget proposal.
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That puts Sharon in a tricky position. He's recently been pushing for a withdrawl from some Palestinian areas... now he has to reshuffle his political alliances. Time is a factor. If Sharon can't get a budget passed by the end of March, it would force his resignation and a new general election. That, in turn, could be disastrous for Sharon's plans to move Israeli troops out of Gaza and part of the West Bank.
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Up next on the newscast, we'll meet a Virginia Tech professor who uses science to prove the Hokies are winners.
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Then on Healthcheck, Joy Sutton will see if sport drinks are best for your after-workout thirst.
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Virginia Tech Football Coach Frank Beamer has said many times this year, his team is winning because it has the right chemistry. Well, a Tech Chemistry Professor says he can actually prove it.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa joins us from Blacksburg. Rachel does chemistry really matter in football?
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Frank Beamer and Chemistry Professor Joseph Merola seem to think so. Today Merola took us through several experiments to prove it.
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Some say to get a winning football team you need good players.. Nats of game
great coaches...
Nats -cheering
and a strong support system. Joseph Merola calls that basic chemistry.

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And Merola says that's exactly what's happened to the Hokies this year. He compares the team to this mixture of chemicals.

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((MEROLA: SOMETIMES THINGS DON'T HAPPEN RIGHT AWAY, WE HAVE TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO MIX, A CHANCE TO WORK TOGETHER, A CHANCE TO REMEMBER THAT THEY ARE A TEAM.))
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And then there's a dramatic turnaround.
NATS... of fans...
Sometimes a team just needs a special spark... just like this balloon filled with hydrogen.

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((MEROLA: NOW THAT'S WHAT WE MEAN BY THE ANALOGY TO A TEAM, THAT SPARK IT IGNITED THE TEAM TO GIVE US THOSE EXPLOSIVE RESULTS WE'RE LOOKING FOR.))
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and not everything in football is about power.. sometimes you need a little finesse. Just like in Chemistry where these chemicals create light without heat.
Nats- football fans...
And everything does fall into place as Merola says it has for the Hokies this year... then it may all lead to a big bowl of sugar. .... or some sugar with a catalyst.
NATS- BOWL FIZZING AND LIGHTING

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((MEROLA: NOW THAT'S THE KIND OF ENERGY WE WANT TO SEE OUT OF THE HOKIES IN THE SUGAR BOWL...))
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If the Hokies beat Miami this Saturday... that's exactly where they will end up... in the sugar bowl.
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Shannon, coming up tonight at 6:00.. We'll move from Chemistry to Physics. We'll find out just how tough those Hokie players really are.

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Does it make a difference what you drink after working out.
If you want to build muscle mass, a study at Virginia Tech shows it may.
Researchers compared those who drank sports drinks to those who drank milk.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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Shannon, This was a 10 week training study. The students involved were required to workout three times a week.
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Immediately after the workout they were given either a sports drinks full of carbohydrates or milk --which has both carbs and protein.
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Resistance training is designed to build muscle mass. But to get the most of your workout -- what you eat or drink directly could have an impact.
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((WHEN YOU DO RESISTANCE WEIGHT TRAINING IT DOES STIMULATE YOUR MUSCLES TO MAKE MORE PROTEIN SO WE WANTED TO SEE MAYBE THEIR IS A WINDOW OPPORTUNITY RIGHT AFTER WEIGHT TRAINING IF YOU PROVIDE THAT PROTEIN YOU'LL GET EVEN MORE SYNTHESIS OF PROTEIN AND MUSCLE TISSUE )) [RUNS14]
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That's what Professor Janet Walberg Rankin discovered in the study funded by the National Dairy Council.
Those who consumed milk doubled the amount of lean muscle mass --than those who drank sports drinks.
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((FOR ATHLETES INVOLVED IN SPORTS LIKE THAT LIKE FOOTBALL THAT INVOLVE STRENGTH AND POWER IT MAKE SENSES TO INCLUDE RESISTANCE TRAINING AND INCORPORATE FOOD INTAKE AFTER THAT WORKOUT )) [RUNS12]
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Rankin does point out that sports drinks do have role. They can be very important on game day for energy and hydration.
Does that mean milk is the key? Rankin says other foods might provide a benefit as well.
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((IT'S BETTER TO GO AHEAD AND HAVE SOME CALORIES 23 YOUR MUSCLES ARE READY TO MAKE MORE PROTEIN AND PROVIDE SOME ENERGY I BELIEVE THAT CAN BE AS FOODS. A LOT FOODS PROVIDE GOOD SOURCES OF PROTEIN MILK IS ONE EXAMPLE OF THAT )) [RUNS17]
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Rankin says more needs to be done to substantiate the results --but this study did give researchers some preliminary findings. She says the next step is a longer weight training study. These findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.
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Doctors in Florida are trying to determine whether two people had a bad reaction to Botox or received a bad batch of the drug.
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The couple is in critical condition from a suspected case of botulism poisoning. The reaction is a possible side-effect of botox injections which can lead to paralysis of the respiratory system. It's believed two other people treated at the clinic are also sick. However, it is not known if they received real botox or a cheap knockoff which experts say is becoming widely available in the U.S.
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Federal and state health authorities aren't ruling out anything until their investigation is completed. But, they doubt the patients were sickened by real botox since it would have taken a huge dose to cause the poisoning.

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Up next on the newscast, a holiday designers challenge is taking place at one local hotel
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While most decorate Christmas trees just for fun, nearly two dozen designers are decking the halls of the Hotel Roanoke in hopes of taking home a first place prize.
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Brent Watts stopped by to see the fashionable trees and is back with the winners.
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Shannon, the Hotel Roanoke and Conference center is sharing some ideas on what fashionable in holiday decorating. Dozens of trees are decorated in everything from fancy ribbons to elaborate rings.
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The trees are available 24 hours a day for viewing and you can vote for your favorite tree for the next 2 weeks in the Hotel Roanoke gift shop.

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Coming up next in sports, the coaching carousel continues as more football coaches lose their jobs.
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Plus we'll tell you why some singers think they deserve a note in the World Record Book.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your mid week ticker which starts with college football coaches firings. Indiana University has fired head football coach Gerry DiNardo after a 3-and-8 season. A source tells the A-P that Mississippi football coach David Cutcliffe has been fired after the Rebels went 4-and-7 this season. B-Y-U football coach Gary Crowton (KROW'-tuhn) was asked to resign after a 5-and-6 season.
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Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster should be a candidate for a head coaching job and and his name has come up as a possiblity at East Carolina.
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One other name that has been mentions is UVa offensive coordinator Ron Prince who has ties to East Carolina atheletic director and former UVa A.D and basketball coach Terry Holland. William and Mary football coach Jimmye Laycock reportedly is being considered by East Carolina as well.


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The Miami Hurricanes are still six point favorites for this Saturday's game with the Hokies in the Orange Bowl. Part of the reason for that spread is the fact that Miami's has played two of its better games of the season in its last two outings. The Canes may not be as well known as teams of the past, but the players are as fast as ever.

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And be sure to join News 7 sports with pregame reports from Miami both Friday night and Saturday on News 7 Morning.

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Northwestern plays its homer opener tonight at 9:30 against the 24th ranked Virginia men's basketball team in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
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So far this season hard practice has helped the 4 and OH Hoos defense, which has limited the first four opponents to 60 points or less.
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that's a wrap for the ticker, coming up at six, The Hokies talk about stopping Miami quarterback Brock Berlin.

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Falling oil prices generated a lot of enthusiasm on Wall Street today. As Marcella Palmer tells us, that sent the major markets soaring.
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Just in time for the holiday season, the city of Medford, Massachusetts has made history by breaking the record for Christmas Caroling.
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Tuesday night, thousands gathered in the Medford Square to break the world record for the largest carol service.
Medford's mayor said the crowd sang for over 30 minutes. The former record was held by Cambridge, Ontario, with a crowd of almost 18-hundred carolers.
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