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Coming up on News 7-
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The Nine-Eleven Intelligence Reform Bill tops the list of priorities tomorrow in Washington. The daughter of a Wythe County deputy killed ten years ago wants to protect other officers. And a Spongebob-napper in Ohio comes clean.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]

Plus, you may need an umbrella Monday. News 7 is next.

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Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are *predicting* quick passage for a bill overhauling the national intelligence community -- that's IF the bill is ever allowed to come to a vote.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Intel-Reform]


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Congress returns to work in Washington Monday and a pressing issue is to pass the Intelligence reform bill being held up in the House of Representatives. Susan Roberts has the story.
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[SUPER=03-Washington D.C.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Bill Frist/(R) Tennessee; :15]
[SUPER=01-Susan Roberts/CBS News; :22]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Harry Reid/(D) Nevada; :54 ]
[SUPER=01-Cameron MaCrae/Father of WTC Victim; 1:14]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

((THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS FOR LAWMAKERS RETURNING TO THE NATION'S CAPITOL MONDAY WILL BE TO DECIDE WHETHER TO SCHEDULE A VOTE IN THE HOUSE ON THE INTELLIGENCE REFORM BILL. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER BILL FRIST IS CONFIDENT A DEAL CAN BE REACHED.
(FRIST ON THIS WEEK - ABC)

"I think everybody's going to come to the table, and in the best spirit of the way these bodies work, we may work well. We'll come together and there will be a compromise."

(BRIDGE)


HOUSE SPEAKER DENNIS HASTERT KILLED A VOTE LAST MONTH AFTER SEVERAL POWERFUL HOUSE MEMBERS OBJECTED TO PORTIONS OF THE BILL... PARTICULARLY CONCERNING THE LOSS OF CONTROL OVER INTELLIGENCE BY THE PENTAGON AND THE ISSUE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.

(TRACK)

THE BILL PASSED OVERWHELMINGLY IN THE SENATE. IT ALSO HAS PRESIDENT BUSH'S SUPPORT, AS WELL AS MEMBERS OF THE 9-11 COMMISSION... MANY OF WHOSE RECOMMENDATIONS IT CONTAINS. THE BILL SHOULD PASS EASILY IF BROUGHT TO A VOTE IN THE HOUSE AND DEMOCRATS URGE REPUBLICAN LEADERS TO RESOLVE THEIR DIFFERENCES.

( SEN. HARRY REID, MEET THE PRESS)

How can we leave town and not have this most important legislation passed? It may not be perfect, but no legislation's perfect. It's something that we need to do and the people of America are depending on us to do it. FAMILY MEMBERS OF THOSE WHO DIED IN THE TERRORIST ATTACK WANT LAWMAKERS TO REALIZE THE SAFETY OF AMERICANS IS AT STAKE..
(CAMERON MACRAE, FATHER OF WTC VICTIM)

"Congress must stop acting like a bunch of high school council members" ALL WEEK THEY HAVE BEEN GATHERING SIGNATURES ON A PETITION THEY PLAN TO PRESENT TO SPEAKER HASTERT MONDAY ... URGING HIM TO PASS THIS BILL FOR THE SAFETY OF THE COUNTRY.
SR, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON))

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A tentative settlement has been reportedly reached in a lawsuit filed by state Democrats against Republicans -- over eavesdropping incidents more than two years ago. Sources say the settlement calls for the Democratic plaintiffs to be paid a total of about 750-thousand dollars, but no agreement has been signed yet. The lawsuit has been set for a two-day trial beginning Thursday in federal court in Richmond. The lawsuit centers on whether Republicans listened in on Democrats' phone calls.

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Over the past ten years, the family of a Wythe County deputy killed in the line of duty have had to adjust to the changes in their lives. Now they want to make sure that not only is the officer remembered -- but the grieving families as well. Jeremy Butterfield has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Karla Turman/Victim's Daughter; :07]
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(( Karla Turman's father, Deputy Clifford Dicker, was killed in the line of duty.
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[IN Q=December 6th 1994 my]

((KARLA TURMAN:DECEMBER 6TH 1994 MY DAD WAS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. AND I JUST THINK THAT PEOPLE NEED TO REMEMBER WHAT SACRIFICES POLICE OFFICERS DO MAKE EVERY DAY AND SOMETIMES SOME PEOPLE JUST PAY THE ULTIMATE PRICE.))
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[OUT Q=pay the ultimate price.]

Turman's father died while making an arrest of fifteen year old Christopher Shawn Wheeler. Turman says her dad had brought in Wheeler before and knew the boy fairly well. Wheeler shot and killed Deputy Dicker during the arrest and has been serving out his sentence at the Sussex State Prison in Waverly.
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[IN Q=But for me I just]

((KARLA TURMAN:BUT FOR ME I JUST TOOK FOR GRANTED LIKE MOST PEOPLE DO THAT HE WAS A POLICE OFFICER AND HE WAS GOING TO DO HIS DUTY AND THAT HE WOULD BE HOME.))
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[OUT Q=that he would be home.]

Turman has been able to get through the ordeal with the support of family, friends, and also a national group known as C-O-P-S, or Concerns of Police Survivors.
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[IN Q=They have seminars.]

((KARLA TURMAN:THEY HAVE SEMINARS. DIFFERENT SEMINARS THAT YOU CAN GO TO AND SUPPORT GROUPS. THEY HAVE FROM IF IT JUST HAPPENED HOW TO GET THROUGH THOSE FIRST FEW MONTHS TO IF IT'S BEEN LONGER LIKE I HAVE, YOU KNOW, MOVING ON MOVING PAST IT.))
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[OUT Q=moving on moving past it.]

Also helping Turman move past that day ten years ago is the Wythe County Sheriff's office. A memorial and a scholarship fund have been set up in Deputy Dicker's name to remember the fallen officer and father.


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[IN Q=I try and not dwell]

((KARLA TURMAN:I TRY AND NOT DWELL ON HOW HE WAS KILLED AND I TRY AND JUST DWELL ON THE FACT THAT HE IS GONE. I MEAN, HE WAS MY DAD. YES HE WAS A POLICE OFFICER AND A HERO TO MANY BUT TO ME HE WAS DADDY.))
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Turman knows her father died doing his duty and she, like many others, want to remind citizens that police are more than just officers of the law, they are family. Jeremy Butterfield, News7, Roanoke.))


[Farm-License]


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One Virginia group hopes a new license plate will *grow on you.*
The Farm Bureau recently unveiled the plate to promote agriculture in the Commonwealth.
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Farm Bureau members got their first look at the new tag during the organization's annual convention at the Homestead.
And they began filling out some of the 350 applications that will be needed to ensure production.
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[IN Q=Virginia agriculture]

((VIRGINIA AGRICULTURE CONTRIBUTES 36 BILLION DOLLARS TO THE STATE'S ECONOMY EVERY YEAR. FORESTRY CONTRIBUTES 30. 5 BILLION, SO WE THOUGHT WHAT GREATER WAY TO PROMOTE THE INDUSTRY THAN TO HAVE A LICENSE PLATE TO KEEP IT OUT THERE.))
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[OUT Q=to keep it out there.]
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The tags are available to any Virginia resident for 25 dollars plus normal registration fees.
The Farm Bureau hopes to have enough applications by the first of the year.
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[Tower-Complaint]


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Roanoke Regional Airport's new tower went on-line over the weekend, and one Roanoke man says he now has an unwelcome visitor at night.
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((DONALD POWELL:BLUE LIGHT WHITE LIGHT BLUE LIGHT WHITE LIGHT.))
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Those blue and white lights are the rotating lights on top of the new air control tower. Donald Powell says they shine directly into his bedroom.
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[SOT 01:08:15]
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((DONALD POWELL:IT WOULD BE LIKE HAVING, FIFTY FEET OVER, HAVING A POLICE CAR PARKED IN THE ROAD. FIFTY FEET OVER WITH ITS LIGHTS BLUE LIGHTS FLASHING. THAT'S ABOUT THE AFFECT YOU WOULD GET.))
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[OUT Q=about the affect you would get.]
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Powell and his wife say they've been losing sleep -- and HE has even retired to the den of his house to try and catch a wink. Powell says he's contacted government officials, the FAA, and numerous others-- not in search of money, just an apology.
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Still ahead on the newscast, scientists say they've made a breakthrough in a vaccine for a deadly virus...
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And what were investigators looking for at Michael Jackson's home last week? We'll have some answers.
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[Sports-preview]


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((hey everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports offcice. Coming up later, the Hokies don their beads and gear up for New Year's in New Orleans. the Falcons get tripped up in Tampa while the Skins get ir done against the Giants in week 13. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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We now know what investigators were looking for Friday when they searched Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. Miguel Marquez has the story.
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[SUPER=03-Santa Barbara, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Laurie Levinnson/Loyola University Law School; :22]
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((WHEN SANTA BARABARA COUNTY SHERRIF'S INVESTIGATORS RAIDED MICHAEL JACKSON'S NEVERLAND RANCH LAST FRIDAY THEY WERE SEEKING A D-N-A SAMPLE FROM THE POP STAR, CNN HAS CONFIRMED. A SOURCE ALSO TELLS CNN THAT INVESTIGATORS WERE ARMED WITH TWO SEARCH WARRANTS SIGNED BY RODNEY MELVILLE, THE SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT WHO IS HEARING THE CASE AGAINST JACKSON. THIS IS VERY UNUSUAL TO HAVE THIS TYPE OF SEARCH SO LATE IN THE GAME. A SOURCE TELLS CNN, JACKSON - WHO WAS HOME AT THE TIME - WAS SURPRISED AND HIS CHILDREN TRAUMATIZED BY THE RAID. JACKSON SUBMITTED TO HAVING HIS MOUTH SWABBED BY INVESTIGATORS ON SATURDAY. WHY ARE THEY JUST GETTING THE DNA SAMPLE NOW? THIS IS CHILD MOLESTATION CASE YOU WOULD HAVE EXPECTED RIGHT OFF THE BAT THE PROSECUTORS AND POLICE WOULD HAVE GONE IN FOR THESE DNA SAMPLES. JACKSON IS CHARGED WITH FOUR COUNTS OF LEWD ACTS UPON A CHILD, ONE COUNT OF AN ATTEMPTED LEWD ACT, FOUR COUNTS OF GIVING A CHILD AN INTOXICATING AGENT TO ASSIST IN THE LEWD ACTS AND ONE COUNT OF CONSPIRACY. HE HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO ALL CHARGES. WE DON'T KNOW IF THEY ARE JUST TYING UP LOOSE ENDS OR FRANKLY THEY ARE A LITTLE DESPERATE TO GET THE EVIDENCE THEY THINK THEY NEED TO WIN THIS CASE. ONE THING LEGAL EXPERTS SEEM TO AGREE ON THIS LATEST SEARCH PUTS IN JEOPARDY THE TARGETTED TRIAL START DATE OF JANUARY 31ST. THE NEXT PRE-TRIAL HEARING IS SCHEDULED FOR LATER THIS MONTH. MIGUEL MARQUEZ, CNN, LOS ANGELES ))



[SARS-Vaccine]


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Researchers in China say a vaccine to ward-off the SARS virus passed its first phase of initial testing -- indicating it could be safe for humans.
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Scientists say 36-healthy volunteers between the ages of 21 and 40 took part in the test -- 24 of them received the SARS vaccine, while 12 others received a non-vaccine injection. Researchers say the 24 injected with the SARS vaccine generated obvious SARS anti-bodies to fight the virus. An official with China's Food and Drug Administration says the government will go ahead with its second phase of testing.
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Alleghany Regional Hospital is showing off some equipment usually reserved for larger hospitals.
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After years of using a portable M-R-I scanner, the hospital has installed a more powerful, state of the art scanner. In addition, all of the images are digital, doing away with the need for film.
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[IN Q=You don't have to wait...]

((DANIEL JACKSON/ALLEGHANY REGIONAL HOSPITAL CEO; YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT FOR FILM, YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT LOSING THE FILM, WE CAN DIGITIZE THAT OR SEND IT VIA AN INTERNET CONNECTION, OR BURN IT ONTO A CD, AND PUT IT IN YOUR HAND AND TAKE IT WITH YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Daniel Jackson/Alleghany Regional Hospital CEO; ]
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[OUT Q=and take it with you.]
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The new machine is also more powerful than some others in the region -- which allows for greater detail in images, and real-time results. The new machine went on-line in late October. The hospital held an open house Thursday for the community to get a peek at the new equipment.
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Still to come on the newscast, Building kids minds and their talents. That's the goal of one colorful competition in the region...
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and Santa takes a break from the North Pole to raise money for charity at a ski resort.
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[Lego-League]


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Some kids in Blacksburg started building possible careers today.
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Teams of children showed off their Lego robots at the "No Limits" First Lego League competition inside Blacksburg High School.
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[IN Q=So the students design]

((CHARLIE REINHOLTZ:SO THE STUDENTS DESIGN THE MECHANICAL ROBOT. AND THEY PROGRAM IT TO PERFORM TASKS. AND IT HAS SENSORS THAT MEASURE PARAMETERS ON THE LAYING FIELD AND IT RESPONDS TO THOSE AUTONOMOUSLY. AND PERFORMS TASKS LIKE FEEDING THE PETS OR RETRIEVING A DISK AND PUTTING IT AWAY FOR YOUR DISK DRIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Charlie Reinholtz/Virginia Tech Engineering Professor]
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[OUT Q=away for your disk drive.]
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This year's theme had the students designing robots that could aid the visually and physically impaired. The program also encourages the students to work as a team.
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[IN Q=Some people do programming]

((SIERRA WAGNER:SOME PEOPLE DO PROGRAMMING SOME PEOPLE DO THE PRESENTATION, PEOPLE WORK ON THE ARMS, AND PEOPLE DO THE ARTIST WORK.))
[SUPER=01-Sierra Wagner/Competition Participant]
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[OUT Q=do the artist work.]
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The winning team from today's state finals will have the chance to compete at the Lego League invitational in Atlanta.

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[Spongebob]


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They've been disappearing from Burger King restaurants all over the country. But, this weekend, one guilt-ridden *Spongebob-napper* in Ohio came clean.
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The unidentified man stole the inflatable children's character off the top of this Burger King two weeks ago. He says it was a prank, but when the restaurant put out a reward for it -- he got nervous. The man handed the stolen goods over to a local television news station, which returned it to the restaurant. Restaurant owners say they will NOT press charges.
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[Holiday-Boats]


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Christmas decor that's taking a ride, while making a splash in Georgetown harbor.
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The fifth annual Holiday Parade of Boats on the Potomac River was held on Saturday. Boaters decorated their vessels with elaborate Christmas decorations with hopes of claiming first prize. Amid the holiday pageantry, were the bright smiles of children illuminating the night similar to the lighted-boats. A group of judges awarded prizes for the best-decorated boats.
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Coming up, the Hokies talk Sugar, the Falcons fail to clinch in Tampa, plus ACC hoops highlights, but first our extra point,
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[SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/Chiefs vs. Raiders; :00]


Hampton native Ronald Curry caught two TD passes for the Raiders today against the Chiefs, but left in the second half with a torn left achilles tendon. Curry's season comes to a premature end.
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[S-Tech]


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Virginia Tech and the Sugar Bowl made things official this afternoon. The Hokies are off to play Auburn in the January 3rd contest at the SuperDome. It's the Hokies third trip to New Orleans in the last 10 years.
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[SUPER=01-Vincent Fuller/Hokie Senior Safety; :17]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Football Coach; :34]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Zatarain/Sugar Bowl Committee; :53]
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[OUT Q=spectacular bowl game.]
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[S-Auburn]


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Tech's opponent, the Auburn Tigers will definitely have something to prove. Tommy Tuberville's team feels like it should be playing in the national title game in Miami after finishing undefeated with the SEC Championship.
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[TAKE ORANGE/SUGAR FULL SCREEN]
[ORANGE/SUGAR FS] in the Orange, it will be top ranked USC against #2 Oklahoma. The Sooner seniors will play in th

eir third national championship. [TAKE ROSE / FIESTA FULL SCREEN]
In the other BCS games, it will be Texas and Michigan in the Rose, the Grandaddy of them all. The Longhorns edged out Cal in the final standings.
Utah draws the Big East champ Pittsburgh in the Fiesta Bowl.
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[S-Falcons]


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Week 13 of the NFL season saw the Falcons with a chance to clinch the NFC South today against Tampa, but the Bucs 'd' gave Michael Vick fits.
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Trailing 7-nothing in the first quarter, Vick had the birds inside the five, but was picked off in the end zone. It was one of two picks on the day for Vick. A little later, Derrick Brooks would strip the ball from Vick's hands,
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and it wouldn't get any better for the Falcons, as they get shut out 27-to-nothing.
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[S-Skins]


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The Redskins looked a far cry from a 3 and 8 team this afternoon at home against the Giants. It may be too late, but Joe Gibbs and company played like they wanted to save their season.
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The Skins defense was up to its old tricks. Phillip Daniels gets the big sack on Eli Manning.
Patrick Ramsey completed 19 of 22 passes including this shovel pass to Clinton Portis on the short touchdown and the rout was on.
[SUPER=30-N.Y. Giants/7/Washington/31/;]

Just for good measure, his 3rd scoring strike of the day went to Chris Cooley as the Skins rolled to the 31-7 win.
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[S-Blitz]


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[WIPE TO ENG!!]
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Elsewhere, the Eagles overwhelmed the Pack in what could be a playoff preview. Donovan McNabb tossed 5 TD passes in a huge 47 to 17 rout at the Linc.
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/Titans vs. Colts; :]


Peyton Manning found the endzone 3 times thru the air for the Colts today in a 51-24 beat down of the Titans. Manning ties Johnny Unitas' record of 12 straight games with multiple TD passes.
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Fox Sports; :]


And finally, the Bears picked off Daunte Culpeper three times and recorded a 24-14 win over their neighbors from the North.
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[S-Hoops]


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It was a pretty busy day on the ACC hardwood. Let's start in Raleigh where the Wolfpack welcomed the Jaspers of Manhattan and former Virginia assistant Bobby Gonzalez.
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Reigning ACC Player of the Year Julius Hodge tallied 17 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists for the Wolfpack who shook off a slow start to pull away for a 76 to 60 win.
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Maryland was not so fortunate today. The Terps were victimized by George Washington's T-J Thompson who scored 27 points and grabbed 4 boards in the final of the BB& T Classic. Check out Thompson from long range. The Colonials took out Maryland in a shootout 101 to 92.
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[Skiing-Santa]


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He lives in the North Pole -- so it's only right that Santa knows how to hit the slopes.
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[SUPER=03-Newry, ME;]

Nearly 200-Santa wannabes did just that today in Maine -- in an effort to raise money for charity. Each year, the *Sunday River Ski Resort* invites skiers to show up dressed like Jolly Ol' Saint Nick to ski for free. In return -- the skiers must donate at least ten dollars to a local Christmas charity that purchases holiday gifts for(------------) children in need.