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Coming up on News 7-
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Hokie fans say *gimme some sugar* ... after Tech wins its first A-C-C title championship. A cargo plane makes an emergency landing into lake -- while also taking a political stand. And thousands of folks line-up in Rockbridge County to get their 15-minutes of fame.
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News 7 is next.

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((IT'S THE BEST FEELING SINCE BEING HERE. I FEEL LIKE IT'S ALMOST LIKE GETTING A REWARD FOR ALL, AND GOING THROUGH A LOT. I'M JUST REAL HAPPY RIGHT NOW.))
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Celebrating a first for Virginia Tech. The Hokies enter the season as underdogs, but come away a winnter.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Tech-Miami]


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With a 16-to-10 win over Miami today in Florida, Virginia Tech won the Atlantic Coast Conference football title.


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It is a sweet win for Tech, as this was just the first year in the conference for the Hokies, after a lenghty expansion process that almost left the school out. But memories of that mess are washed away with a conference title. Virginia Tech is 10-and-2 overall, and will learn tomorrow to which B-C-S bowl it is headed. And Mike Stevens will have all the highlights from today's game a little later in sports.
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Fans are celebrating in Blacksburg tonight. Tech even held a welcome back pep rally for the team.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa joins us from Lane Stadium. Rachel what's it been like today.
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Well, Myranda.. we seen a lot of celebrating and hooting and hollering. There was some mischief too, but it appears to be very controlled down here. Nothings really getting out of hand, there's just a lot of very excited people having a good time.
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((The game came down to the wire.... and Tech did not disappoint....
NATS: LAST PLAY OF GAME.... FANS AT BLACKSBURG ERUPTING IN CELEBRATIONS......
Here at Buffalo Wild Wings in Blacksburg fans couldn't control their excitement. There were ACC chants and of course.. everyone knows where Tech is going next...
NATS: 1:28:33:12 SUGAR BOWL.... SUGAR BOWl... or 1:29:38:00

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((FAN: BE IN NEW ORLEANS. I'LL BE THERE. SO WIL LSHE.. GO HOKIES.. WHOO... ))
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((FAN: INCREDIBLE.. ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE.. I'M GOING TO THE SUGAR BOWL.))
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NAT POP:... FANS IN DOWNTOWN...
After the game, fans immediatly started pouring out onto the sidewalks... cars were honking at the cheering mass of people. A few fans did get a little out of control at an apartment complex. They set a small bonfire that was quickly put out.
NATS: TEAM ARRIVING...
The team returned home around ))

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Danville Police have identified the man charged with a fatal accident. 18-year-old Eric Tremayne James was arrested yesterday after allegedly fleeing from police and crashing into a vehicle driven by 63 year old Carol Lee Worley. Worley was taken to Danville Regional Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
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[TAKE JAMES APRISA FS] James was charged with Driving Under the Influence, Aggravated Involuntary Manslaughter, and Grand Larceny of the vehicle he was driving. Danville Police say the accident was not the result of a police chase. (XXXXX)

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Martinsville authorities have arrested a woman on charges of arson. Fire broke out around four-thirty this morning at a home on Granville Street. Four people were inside when the fire started. Police have arrested 39-year-old Sophia Yvette Heckstall, and charged her with setting the blaze. She is being held without bond. Police say the investigation is continuing.

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Martinsville authorities are ALSO looking for a 61-year-old man who walked away from an adult home. Earnest Thomas Mitchell told workers at the Hairston Home for Adults -- that he was going for a walk this morning, but did not return. He does require medication, and was last seen wearing a long-sleeved white shirt with black stripes and blue pants. Anyone with information on his location is asked to call Martinsville Police.

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There was a huge crowd at Rockbridge County High School today -- as folks gathered for the oppurtunity to share the screen with the likes of Tom Cruise and Tim Robbins. Jeremy Butterfield has more.
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(( Thousands of hopeful actors came from near and far to try to secure a spot in the Steven Speilberg movie War of the Worlds.
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The open casting call for extras was from eight until three Saturday but most of the aspiring actors and actresses arrived early just in case. That led to a long wait in the cold-- but most agreed, the pros out weighed the cons.
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((LAURA HOLT:AHHH THREE AND A HALF HOURS./AND WAS IT WORTH IT?/IF WE GET THE PART!))
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Virginia Casting was given the task of narrowing down the thousands of hopefuls to just a couple hundred extras.
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((MATT BURCHFIELD:REALLY THE GREAT THING ABOUT THIS MOVIE IS IT'S EVERYONE. WERE NOT RESTRICTED. WE CAN CAST DIFFERENT TYPES, LOOKS, EVERYTHING.))
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The casting company got just that. Young and old, male and female-- the line snaking around the school was full of young actors and future directors.
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((ELAINA LABERGE:I'M NORMALLY IN THEATER PRODUCTIONS IN SCHOOL, SO MOVING A STEP UP MAYBE INTO A MOVIE WAS DEFINITELY A GO FOR ME./////////I REALLY LIKE STEPHEN SPEILBERG. HE'S MY FAVORITE DIRECTOR AND I WANT TO BE JUST LIKE HIM IN DIRECTING.))
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After all the waiting the potential actors had a quick interview with the casting directors and most were told very little about their shot at being in the movie. Some lucky ones did get a definitive answer and can now look forward to aliens landing in Rockbridge County.
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((TERRY WARD:I GUESS THAT MEANS I'M GONNA DRESS UP LIKE A NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARDSMAN AND BE BLOWN UP, OR DISSOLVED, OR MAYBE I'LL SHOOT A CANNON OR SOMETHING.))
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Everyone had their own idea about what the extras would be doing during the filming but they all agreed-- whatever it was it would be a once in a lifetime experience too good to pass up.
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((DAVID FOSTER:THERE SHOULD BE SOME ACTION I WOULD GUESS IF THIS IS THE SURVIVORS OF THE BATTLE WITH THE MARTIANS. THERE WILL BE SOME FUN THINGS TO DO FOR THE BIG KIDS AND THE LITTLE KIDS.))
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Filming is set to begin on the 13th when the extras chosen from the casting call will get their time to shine on the silver screen. Jeremy Butterfield, News7, Rockbridge County.))

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The past made a connection with the future today in Lexington -- as children prepared holiday greetings for troops stationed in Iraq.
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The Stonewall Jackson house hosted a "Christmas Remembered". Aside from the crafts, warm apple cider, and a violin player performing holiday tunes-- visitors also came in to support the troops who will be spending their holidays overseas.
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((MICHAEL LYNN:WHAT WE HAVE DONE IS MADE CONTACT WITH A YOUNG FIRST LIEUTENANT WHO IS WITH A M.P. DIVISION IN BAGHDAD. HE HAS ABOUT 155 SOLDIERS SERVING IN HIS UNIT AND OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE OF THOSE SOLDIERS GETS A GREETING FROM LEXINGTON THIS YEAR.))
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First Lieutenant Scott Chalkley grew up in Lexington and while on his last leave he told Lynn how much it would mean to the soldiers in his unit to receive a Christmas greeting.
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, a Senator is promising to crack down on steriod use by professional athletes.
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and one man makes a firey plunge to help raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
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((Hey, everbody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports office. Coming up later, the Hokies are now officially ACC champs, headed to Nawlins and the Sugar Bowl. Salem and Gretna win on the high school gridiron, while Rural Retreat and Giles come up a little short. Plus, Hokie hoops, both men and women coming up in sports.))

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President Bush is praising Pakistan's effort in the war on terror, despite the country's recent decision to pull its troops back from the region where Osama bin Laden might be hiding. Jennifer Miller has more.
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((IT WAS A TOSS UP IN PHILADELPHIA WHERE PRESIDENT BUSH PAID A VISIT TO THE ARMY NAVY FOOTBALL GAME
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BUT EARLIER IN THE DAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE, THE PRESIDENT EXPRESSED UNWAVERING SUPPORT FOR VISITING PAKISTANI PRESIDENT PERVEZ MUSHARAFF. BUSH PRAISED PAKISTAN'S EFFORTS IN HUNTING DOWN OSAMA BIN LADEN:

BUSH (sot) 11555 his army has been incredibly active and very brave in southern Waziristan flushing out an enemy that

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e with peace and security' IT WAS A BRIEF MEETING, AND AFTERWARDS, MUSHARAFF REITERATED THE MAIN GOAL: SUPER PERVEZ MUSHARAFF Sotthe core at fighting terrorism is resolution of the Palestinian dispute. PRESIDENT BUSH IS SCHEDULED TO MEET MONDAY WITH IRAQI INTERIM PRESIDENT GHAZI AL- YAWAR. JM, CBS NEWS))

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Senator John McCain says he will introduce legislation to fight steroid use by major league ballplayers -- if the league doesn't address the issue.
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McCain's comments are in response to a recent flurry of media reports on *steroid-use* by major leaguers Barry Bonds and Jason Giambi. McCain says he's concerned about the impact the problem may have on *young* athletes.
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McCain says he wants to see the league enforce stricter drug testing policies. He says he will give officials until January, before introducing a bill.

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Two people managed to escape a Florida cargo plane that went down into lake this morning, near one Miami neighborhood.

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The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing into Maule Lake, after the plane began having engine trouble. Both the pilot and co-pilot managed to climb out onto the fuselage in order to be rescued. Interestingly enough, the plane had the words "Elect George W-Bush" running across its side. Apparently the family is Republican and the phrase was painted before the election.
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Up ahead on the newscast, we'll have highlights from Miami of Tech's big A-C-C win...
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and also, here's a nativity scene that you can really sink your teeth into. We'll have more in just a little bit.
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Bedford was full of celebration today as two parades became one.
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The theme for this years Christmas Parade was Celebrating 250 Years in Bedford in honor of Bedford County's 250th anniversary. County officials combined the annual Christmas parade with the anniversary parade -- after it was postponed Memorial Day because of the threat of severe weather. The Main Street parade featured clowns, bands, cars, and marching Santa's -- in one big hodge podge of celebration.
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One Hollywood stuntman is using his unique talents to raise money for cancer research.
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Former Olympic diver, Mike Dochterman (Doc-ter-man), made a fiery splash at Berglund Chevrolet. He performed the unusual stunt by lighting himself on fire, then diving three stories into only three feet of water.


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((MIKE DOCHTERMAN/HOLLYWOOD STUNTMAN: I HAVE DEDICATED THESE NEXT TWO YEARS TO HELP OUT WHAT'S CALLED "JUMP FOR THE CURE" TO HELP LOVED ONES THAT HAVE LOST SOMEBODY AND WE ALL HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY IT IN SOME FORM OR MANNER. I HAVE KIND OF DEDICATED MY LIFE TO CANCER BECAUSE I LOST MY WIFE TO CANCER EIGHT YEARS AGO.))
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Dochterman will be touring the U.S. over the next year -- performing stunts to raise awarness and money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. He holds the world record for the highest fire dive in shallow water but says he has been professionally trained.
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Coming up, Tech is headed back to New Orleans for a third time in the postseason. The Hokies will be at the Sugar Bowl with bells on. Highlights from four state semifinal playoff games, and Hokie hoops, all on the way right after tonight's scoreboard.
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Virginia Tech capped off perhaps its most satisfying season this afternoon in South Florida by winning an improbable ACC title in its first year in the league. The Hokies did it in typical fashion, by capitalizing on opportunities and using a suffocating defense to stifle the Canes. Mike Stevens has more on just how sweet it is.
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Tech's bowl opponent--Auburn held off Tennessee in tonight's SEC title game. The Tigers Jason Campbell threw for 3 TD's in a 38-28 win over the Vols.
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USC solidified its spot in the Orange Bowl by beating UCLA. Reggie Bush turned in 2 long touchdown runs in a 29-24 win for the top ranked Trojans who are likely to face Oklahoma for all the marbles.
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And Navy won the 105th meeting with Army. Led by Aaron Polanco the Midshipmen rolled past the Black Knights 42 to 13.
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JMU is headed to the national semifinals in the 1-double A playoffs after nipping Furman today on the road.
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The Dukes got this 1 yard score from Raymond Hines with just 28 ticks left. Madison won it 14 to 13 and will face A-10 rival William & Mary next week.
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That's because the Tribe came back from a 31-10 deficit to beat Delaware in double overtime today. Jon Smith had the game winning TD from 7 yards out as William & Mary won in dramatic fashion 44 to 38 over the Blue Hens.
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It was state semifinal Saturday for high school footballers this afternoon. We start our tour in far Southwest Virginia as the Salem Spartans braced for the Blue Tornado of Richlands.
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The two teams met in the 1992 semifinal round with Richlands prevailing in the mud.
On the second play from scrimmage, Andre Hairston busts up the gut and rips off a 16 yard TD jaunt. Salem led it 7-nothing in the first.
Richlands got it right back though. Travis Tatum takes the pitch and stretches for the pylon. He gets there and things were tied at 7.
But Hairston was too tough to handle on this day. The speedster turns on the jets one more time, this time on a 27 yard touchdown run.
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The Spartans iced things on the one yard dive by Joey Daniels and Salem's moving on to the state final with a 42 to 28 win.
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Gretna hosted Tazewell in the Two-A, Division Three ranks in what was
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the last home game in the career of Hawks quarterback Vic Hall, and the senior would not be denied today against the Bulldogs.
Vic got things off to a great start. On the Hawks first drive, Hall breaks around the left side and finds nobody in his way. He gallops 62 yards for the game's opening score and a 7-zip lead.
Later, Hall gets things done with his arm, connecting with Matt Short on a 22 yard touchdown hookup and just like that it was 14-nothing, still in the first quarter.
Gretna built a 28-14 lead at the half, and Hall went to work again in the third. Adrian Ward hangs on with the circus catch in the endzone. The 14 yard score made it 42-21 Hawks.
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After a Tazewell fumble on the next drive, more Hall. This time he goes 20 yards on the keeper. Gretna rolled 55-28, for its 27th straight victory.
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In the Group A, Division Two semis in Giles, the Spartans welcomed perennial power Powell Valley to town.
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Steve Ragsdale's Spartans were trying to overcome a banged up line in this one.
Early on, the Vikings Patrick McKinney goes over from three yards out and the visitors had a 7-nothing lead on the road.
Later, Powell Valley quarterback Brad Robbins keeps it himself and takes off for the corner of the endzone on a 15 yard scamper. That was one of two TD's on the day for Robbins and it was 21-zip.
The Spartans got on the board in the third quarter. Ricky Cook hands the pigskin to Michael Early and Early finds plenty of daylight on his way to the house on a 24 yard touchdown, but it was 21-6 Vikings at that point.
Robbins then goes to the air and finds Cagle Juhan for another score.
[SUPER=36-Powell Valley/41/Giles/6/;]

Powell Valley rolled to the 41 to 6 win advancing to the state final. Giles finishes at 10 and 3.
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Rural Retreat hit the road for Wise to square off with JI Burton in the Group A, Division One Semis.
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Check out Matthew Heldreth going for it all to Jonathan Hawkins who makes a great catch in the back of the endzone for 6. The Indians were looking good.
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Burton then turned to Jordan Thacker, who is off to the races on this play. Thacker finds the endzone and Burton survived a thriller 21 to 20 to advance.
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Seth Greenberg is about the only unhappy camper in Blacksburg tonight. That's because his hardwood Hokies lost on the road at VMI today.
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Greenberg was looking a little bleary eyed for good reason in this one.
Lavar Joseph staked the Keydets to a one point halftime lead with shots like this long range bomb from the wing.
Later, Jamon Gordon misses from in close along the baseline, but Carlos Dixon cleaned up the mess with 2 of his 13 points.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/68/VMI/72/;]


But Joseph tallied 19 points as VMI held on for the 72-68 win. It's the Keydets first win over an ACC opponent since 1964.
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[WIPE TO ENG!!]
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Crimson Tide vs. Hokies; :00]


The Hokie women won their home opener today over Alabama, and the Montgomery County Christmas store was a big winner as well, collecting plenty of Christmas toys from the fans.
Tech placed four players in double figures including Kerri Gardin who gets 2 of her 15 points with the left hand down low.
The Hokies led by 7 at the break, and Dawn Chriss adds to the lead with the lay-in. She finished with 7.
[SUPER=33-Alabama/59/Virginia Tech/72/;]

Tech went on to win it 72 to 59 improving to 3 and 2 on the season.
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[Chocolate-Nativity]


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Christmas never tasted so good.
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An enormous chocolate nativity scene was unveiled today in Naples, Italy. More than seven-thousand pounds of chocolate went into making the sculpture, which features more than 100-elaborate statues -- including shepherds and animals -- and an angelic-looking Madonna which alone took two weeks to make. Perhaps the best part about the sculpture -- ALL of it is edible. (------------)