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Coming up on News 7-
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Some local residents are being kicked out of their homes-
Fire at a high rise burns into the night. The latest coming up.
Plus Vioxx was shown to cause heart troubles.. but what about Celebrex? Results of a study.
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[Talent=Jean]


and are there any Sugar Bowl tickets left?
News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


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This trailer park has had a history of pollution problems. Now the owner is telling residents they must move out.
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[SOT 16:32:49]
[IN Q=It's just a travesty]

((BILL ONDELL/RESIDENT: IT'S JUST A TRAVESTY. THERE IS JUST NOWHERE FOR US TO GO.))
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[OUT Q=us to go]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[Trailer-Park]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Some residents in Bedford County say they know a real life Ebeneezer Scrooge.
They say they're being evicted right after the holidays and it's not their fault. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 in MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with the details. Justin, what did you find out?
Jean, it's case where residents are living in the wrong place at the wrong time.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@Justin1;]


It's the owner who's in trouble with the law but residents say they're the ones being punished.
[ENG#=3]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Ondell/Resident; :09]
[SUPER=04-Last Month; :15]
[SUPER=01-Judith Arthur/Resident; :40]
[SUPER=01-Justin Leftwich/Resident; 1:11]
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[OUT Q=TREE OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT]

((((NAT SOUND OF WOMAN SAYING AT 16:27:08 "WE'RE ALL LIKE FAMILY HERE"))
The people you see here may soon be left out in the cold.
Residents say their landlord is evicting them.
[SOT 16:30:45]
[IN Q=This is devestating]

((BILL ONDELL/RESIDENT: THIS IS DEVASTATING. THIS IS OUR FAMILIES UP THERE. THIS IS OUR CASTLE. THIS IS WHERE WE LIVE.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=WHERE WE LIVE]


They live in the Hardy Road Trailer Park.
The owner D.J. Cooper is in trouble with the feds over a sewage lagoon on his property.
The government claims partially treated waste from the lagoon flowed into a creek that feeds the Roanoke River.
After being indicted, Cooper capped the sewage discharge pipe and is now pumping it out and hauling to a local treatment center.
But 22 trailers are still connected to the sewage lagoon and that's where these folks come in.
[SOT 16:28:53]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((JUDITH ARTHUR/RESIDENT: I DON'T THINK THAT'S RIGHT FOR ANYONE INCLUDING MYSELF TO BE EVICTED FOR HIS DEFAULTS.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=for his defaults]


Residents say Cooper told them to fix the problem permanently all 22 families must leave.
They can move to other parts of the trailer park but there are only ten slots.
Each resident must also pay for the move themselves.
[SOT 16:31:22]
[IN Q=It's going to cost]

((BILL ONDELL/RESIDENT: IT'S GOING TO COST THEM ROUGHLY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS TO GET THEIR TRAILERS OUT OF HERE. IT'S FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS THAT AIEN'T GOT AND THEY GOT KIDS AND IT'S CHRISTMAS.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=and it's christmas]
[SOT 16:33:59]
[IN Q=This is my daughter's]

((JUSTIN LEFTWICH/RESIDENT: THIS IS MY DAUGHTER'S FIRST CHRISTMAS. I WANTED HER TO HAVE A TREE AND EVERYTHING AND NOW THAT WE HAVE TO MOVE THERE IS NO ROOM FOR A TREE OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=TREE OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


We contacted D.J. Cooper for his side of the story but by phone he declined to comment.
Cooper has pled NOT guilty to all charges.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Jean, his trial is scheduled for March.

[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A fight over transportation funding may be brewing in the General Assembly- that's according to state lawmakers.
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Mark Warner says he will outline a plan to address transportation needs later this week.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


And today in Roanoke, lawmakers said transportation funding will likely be a point of contention in the legislature.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't think there's any]

((WILLIAM FRALIN: I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY CONTENTION ABOUT THE NEED, IT'S JUST A MATTER OF FIGURING OUT THE BEST WAY TO PAY FOR IT AND THE BEST WAY TO GO ABOUT THAT. AND I THINK ULTIMATELY WE WILL COME OUT OF THE SESSION WITH A TRANSPORTATION PLAN THAT WILL BE GOOD FOR VIRGINIA.)) ((ONZLEE WARE: I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH MONEY WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET THERE. I THINK THE GOVERNOR WILL ALLOCATE SOME FUNDS FOR TRANSPORTATION, BUT QUITE FRANKLY I THINK THE NEXT GOVERNOR IS GOING TO HAVE A BIG DECISION TO MAKE HOW HE'S GOING TO IMPROVE AND FUND TRANSPORTATION AS FAR AS REVENUE.))
[SUPER=01-Del. William Fralin/(R) Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Onzlee Ware/(D) Roanoke; :15]
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[OUT Q=as far as revenue.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Lawmakers will be working with a budget surplus approaching one billion dollars, but they warn that major spending commitments will eat up a large chunk of that money before any new initiatives can be considered.

[GOP-Surplus]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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State republicans say that surplus should be returned to you- the taxpayers.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]


Lynchburg G-O-P chairman Wendell Walker introduced a resolution at the party's annual meeting over the weekend.
Walker also says the 17 Republican delegates who crossed the aisle to help push through a tax increase are now on notice that their jobs may not be safe.
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[SOT 14:30:42]
[IN Q=They were listening]

((WENDELL WALKER/LYNCHBURG GOP CHAIRMAN: THEY WERE LISTENING TO BAD ADVICE, LISTENING TO THE WRONG PARTY. I THINK THAT THE ONLY WAY THAT THEY CAN REDEEM THEMSELVES IS TO GO DOWN AND SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT WOULD RETURN A PORTION OF THAT TAX MONEY BACK TO THE TAXPAYERS.))
[SUPER=01-Wendell Walker/Lynchburg GOP Chairman]
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[OUT Q=back to the taxpayers.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lynchburg delegate Preston Bryant was one of those lawmakers featured on a "Least Wanted" poster circulating at this weekend's G-O-P event.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Bryant says he's already considering a proposal that would speed up the elimination of the food tax.

[Barnette]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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He killed his former girlfriend in Roanoke and a man in Charlotte.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


Now a federal appeals court says Aquillia (A-keel-ia) Barnette's death sentence should stand.
In 1996, Barnette carjacked and killed a man in Charlotte, then drove to Roanoke and murdered Robin Williams.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


Four years ago, the appeals court vacated Barnette's death sentence because the trial judge improperly excluded a defense expert's testimony during the sentencing phase.
A second jury also recommended the death sentence in 2002, and this time the appeals court found no evidence the sentence was imposed arbitrarily.

[Beheler]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A retired A-B-C agent in Franklin County will NOT be charged in the death of his girlfriend. Jimmy Beheler and Sharon Edwards were on their way to a picnic in May, when Edwards apparently jumped out of his pickup truck. Witnesses in a car going the opposite way told police Beheler assaulted Edwards, but Beheler says he was trying to stop her from grabbing the wheel.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./January 27;]

The evidence apparently was not convincing enough to a grand jury -- which rejected an indictment against Beheler for involuntary manslaughter.
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[SOT 540]
[IN Q=i don't think]

((JOEL BRANSCOM: SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: I DON'T THINK ANYBODY IN THE GRAND JURY THOUGHT THIS WAS ANYTHING OTHER THAN AN ACCIDENT, BUT THEY WEREN'T WILLING TO CONNECT IT TOTALLY TO MISTER BEHELER.))
[SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Special Prosecutor;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=mister beheler]
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[VO-NAT]

Branscom says an autopsy was inconclusive, but showed Edwards had a blood-alcohol level more than TWICE the legal limit. Branscom says Beheler also had alcohol in his system -- however, it was BELOW the legal limit.
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[Chicago-Fire]


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Fire is raging at a high rise building in Chicago tonight-
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Firefighters guided workers through blinding smoke to safety.
The fire broke out in the 45 story Lasalle Bank Building in Chicago's downtown loop district...
It started on the 29th floor-
Pictures from the scene show bright orange flames raging from that floor- the fire blew out windows on that floor.

The building is an art deco style structure completed in 1934.
It houses bank and law offices.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[MD-Fire]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indian Head, MD;]


In Maryland authorities say someone torched dozens of homes in a subdivision- under construction.
More than 40 homes in the Hunter's Brooke neighborhood were damaged- about 30 miles Southeast of Washington D-C.

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[SOT 31]

((W. FARON TAYLOR/MD. DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL: CERTAINLY IN MY 20 YEARS THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE HAD THIS MANY SINGLE FAMILY HOMES UNDER CONSTRUCTION ON FIRE.))
[SUPER=01-W. Faron Taylor/MD Deputy Fire Marshal;]
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[OUT Q=CONSTRUCTION ON FIRE]
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[VO-NAT]


No one was hurt. In fact, no one was living in most of the homes yet.
The subdivision had been opposed by environmentalists who claim the construction would damage local wetlands.
One group took legal action to stop the development but claims his organization was not involved.
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[SOT 1:29]
[IN Q=]

((BOB DEGROOT/GREENWAY IMPROVEMENT & CONSERVATION; ABSOLUTELY NOT AND I DON'T BELIEVE ANY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Bob DeGroot/Greenway Improvement & Conservation;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=anything like that.]
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[Vo-Nat]
The Sierra Club also opposed the development but that group issued a statement condemning the apparent arson.
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The president says the country needs it. Congress couldn't agree on it.
Still ahead, has a deadlock on intelligence reform been broken?
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[VO-NAT]


And new signs Al-Qaida is still a threat... after an attack on a U-S consulate.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as JJ Redick earns ACC player of the week honors. The Cavaliers lose their first game of the season in a wild one at Iowa State.
Ron Zook is set to take over at Illinois. Plus, we'll check in on today's College combine at Hargrave Military. Right here on the Big 7.))
[Saudi-Attack]

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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U-S officials say Al Qaeda is likely behind an attack on the U-S consulate in Saudi Arabia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jiddah, Saudi Arabia;]


The attack left nine people dead- though none American.
Saudi officials say the attackers went in through a gate that had opened for an arriving embassy car.
President Busy says terrorists are trying to scare America into leaving Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
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[Intel-Reform]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Fighting Al Qaeda and protecting America- all what families of 9-11 victims have been fighting for.
Now after months of political wrangling- a bill they support to reform America's spy
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[VO-NAT]

agencies apparently clears a major hurdle. A key Republican holdout has withdrawn his opposition to the bill.
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[SOT :19 - :27]
[IN Q=We will support]

((REP. DUNCAN HUNTER/CHRMN - HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE; WE WILL SUPPORT THIS CONFERENCE REPORT BECAUSE IT HAS NOW MET THE STANDARD WE WERE MOST INTERESTED IN WHICH IS PROTECTING OUR TROOPS ON THE BATTLEFIELD.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Duncan Hunter/House Armed Services Committee Chairman;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=on the battlefield.]
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[VO-NAT]

Hunter had blocked the legislation because he feared it would prevent troops in combat from getting intelligence fast enough. The new deal will fix that- with intelligence going directly to field commanders. The legislation would create a national intelligence director and overhaul the nation's 15 spy agencies. It would also strengthen the ability to arrest those who aid and train terrorists, which is what 9-11 families have been pressuring congress to do.
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[Eavesdropping]


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Two years after Republicans listened in on two Democratic conference calls, a civil lawsuit is settled out of court. Democratic plaintiffs have accepted a 750- thousand dollar settlement from Republican defendants.
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[VO-NAT 14.5 seconds of vo - see vo of 5:00 version]
[SUPER=@File;]

The case stems from the Spring of 2002 when then GOP director Ed Matricardi listened in on a Democratic conference call. Three days later Matricardi and Claudia Tucker, chief of staff to then Speaker of the House Vance Wilkins listened to a second call.
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[SOT 19:45:08]
[SOT 19:20:21]
[IN Q=It's not what the]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: IT'S NOT WHAT THE PARTY'S ABOUT. IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT TWO PEOPLE WHO WERE WITH THE PARTY HAD A SERIOUS LAPSE OF JUDGMENT BUT IT'S DONE AND IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON.)) ((DEL. CHAP PETERSEN/(D) 37TH DISTRICT: I HAVE A LOT OF FRIENDS IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND I DON'T THINK THAT ACTION IS REALLY INDICATIVE OF WHAT THEY BELIEVE IN.))
[SUPER=@Griffith; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Chap Petersen/(D) Fairfax; :12]
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[OUT Q=what they believe in]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]

The 750- thousand dollar settlement will go to 33 Democratic plaintiffs.

[Virginia-Works]


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The governor hopes to jump start the economies of southside and southwest Virginia with a new approach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Governor Warner says even with more than 21- thousand new jobs created in the two regions- more must be done. His new initiative called "Virginia Works" would reinvest more than 20- million dollars in economic development.
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[SOT 19:40:34]
[IN Q=We've got to recognize]

((MARK WARNER: WE'VE GOT TO RECOGNIZE THAT AS HARD AS OUR EFFORT HAS BEEN TO BRING TRADITIONAL BUSINESSES IN, WE'VE GOT TO DO MORE AND WITH PARTS OF VIRGINIA'S ECONOMY ROARING, IF WE CAN'T MAKE THE INVESTMENT IN SOUTHSIDE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND THE ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS NOW THEN WHEN WILL WE MAKE THAT INVESTMENT.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner;]
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[OUT Q=we make that investment]
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The plan calls for enhancements to Virginia's billion dollar tourism industry and the creation of a community development bank.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Want to get your hands on Sugar Bowl tickets? They're going fast.
Details on that are still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Watches, warnings advisories. We'll clear up some confusion over weather terms as part of Winter preparedness week.
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[Commercial]

[Celebrex]


[ANCHOR=Jena]
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Ever since Vioxx was pulled off the market for increasing the risk of heart attacks, there has been worry that similar painkillers, such as Celebrex, may do the same.
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[VO-NAT]

According to a new study it appears that is NOT the case. Both drugs are in a class called Cox-2 inhibitor, but researchers say that not all cox-2 inhibitors are identical.
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[SOT 1:03 - 1:10]
[IN Q=So far there]

((DR. GERARD VARLOTTA /NYU MEDICAL CENTER; SO FAR THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT CELEBREX IS IN THE CATEGORY OF CAUSING THOSE TYPES OF PROBLEMS.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Gerard Varlotta /NYU Medical Center;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=types of problems.]
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[VO-NAT]

Experts, however, say doctors should avoid giving ANY cox-2 drugs to patients at risk of heart problems.
But for people with a healthy heart, Celebrex can ease the pain without the worry.
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[2-SHOT]

[Winter1]


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It's always strange to talk about winter storms when it's raining outside and the temperature will reach 60 tomorrow. But now is a good time to plan and learn which is why this is Winter Weather Preparedness week. Brent Watts gets things kicked off with some help from the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg.
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[SUPER=@brent2; :08]
[SUPER=01-Hendricus Lulofs/NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist; :20]
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[OUT Q=...and possibly your safety.]
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Brent will have excellent planning tips all week long on News 7 @ 11.

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The UVa men's basketball team loses its first game of the season. Ron Zook has a new job, plus we have bowl news and a look at today's big combine at Hargrave Military. But first tonight's Extra Point...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-ACC; :00]

J.J. Redick is the ACC player of the week after leading Duke to two wins last week. Redick averaged 27 and a half points a game while shooting 55 percent from the field and 57 percent from three-point distance.
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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It has been a bittersweet day for the UVa men's basketball team. This afternoon the team jumped five spots in the latest Associated Press top 25 to 19th in the nation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ames, IA/espn2; :00]

But tonight they had to hit the hardwood in Ames, Iowa against the tenacious Iowa State Cyclones. Devin Smith just put on a show for the Cavs in the first half as he shot them to a 42-to-41 lead at the break. Smith would finish the game with a career high 40 points, hitting 11 of 17 shots. But Iowa State would come back with a flurry in the second half hitting a barrage of transition dunks to puch the lead into double figures. But Roanoke's J.R, Reynolds would get the game even again at the 4:12 mark at 70-all. UVa was up by 2 with under 20 seconds to go, but Curtis Stinson hit two of his 30 points on the night.
[SUPER=33-Virginia #19/79/Iowa State/81;]

The Cyclones had UVa its first loss of the season 81-to-79.
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[S-Zook]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The NCAA's vicious football coaching carousel continues to spin tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]

Ron Zook fired by Florida, will be introduced as the next head coach at Illinois tomorrow. He will replace Ron Turner who was fired Nov. 22 after the team went 3-8. Florida fired Zook on October 25th, but to his credit he coached the Gators for the rest of the season, finishing 7-4, including 3-1 after he was fired, and getting an invitation to the Peach Bowl.
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[S-Combine]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-187]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA]
[ENG#=3]


Hargrave Military was the place to be today as 57 college prospects strutted their stuff for coaches from all over the nation. Steve Mason has more on the annual combine and what it meant for some former Friday Football Extra stars.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Chatham; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Stinespring/VT Offensive Coordinator; 23]
[SUPER=01-Brandon Holland/Offensive Lineman Committed to VT; 58]
[SUPER=01-Sam Wheeler/Fullback Committed to VT; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Olu Hall/Linebacker Committed to UVa; 1:26]
[SUPER=@steve1; 1:33]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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Just a note. We tried to talk with both UVa assistant coaches today, but Al Groh prohibits his coaches from speaking with the media.

[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Speaking of UVa - the Cavs are doing their best to drum up support for its bowl game in Boise, Idaho. The Cavs are offering a charter out of Richmond, but the fact is - it's just hard to get fans to travel that far two days after Christmas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Saturday; :00]

ACC Commissioner John Swofford was at the Tech-Miami game on Saturday and told us he would have liked to have seen UVa stay in Orlando and play in the Champs Sports Bowl.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= OF COURSE...]
[SUPER=01-John Swofford/ACC Commissioner; :00]
[RUNS=:41]
[OUT Q=...AND HAVE A GOOD EXPERIENCE."]
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=MPC BOWL]

Even if UVa fans can't go they can contribute to the cause. Any tickets purchased through the UVa ticket office will be donated and distributed to Air Force personnel and their families at Mountain Home Air Force Base in as well as service personnel stationed at the Idaho National Guard in Boise.

[Sugar-Bowl]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Sugar Bowl tickets are disappearing fast.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Travel agents say their phones have been ringing non-stop since the Tech-Miami game ended on Saturday. People are lining up at agencies for tickets are bombarding the phone, fax and websites. University Travel in Blacksburg expects to help more than 5-thousand people get to New Orleans.
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[SOT: 49:21:00 ]
[IN Q=Expect to be]

((BILL: EXPECT TO BE COMPLETELY SOLD OUT POSSIBLY BY THE END OF THE WEEK, SO I ENCOURAGE ANYBODY WHO HASN'T MADE RESERVATIONS TO CALL, GET ONLINE AND MAKE YOUR RESERVATION. ))
[SUPER=01-Bill Ortega/University Travel;]
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[OUT Q=make your reservation (2ND REF)]
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The University will have about 35-thousand tickets, but many are already spoken for. The school will release information on student tickets by Wednesday. (------------)