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Travel agents try to score with Hokie fans hoping to head to the Big Easy
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Plus some republicans issue a warning to their own party: return the state's budget surplus or else.

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Tonight on News 7 sports - the Hokies and Cavaliers have some unique ticket problems. We'll check in on the college combine at Hargrave Military today.
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and the UVa men's basketball team continues its upward mobility in the top 25 moving up to number 19.
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A cold Monday rain is followed by a warm, breezy and wet Tuesday forecast. Details ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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Sugar Bowl tickets may not be around too long. Hokie Fans are apparently gobbling them up.
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((BILL ORTEGA: VIRGINIA TECH FANS ARE VERY LOYAL TO THE TEAM AND THEY WANT TO GO AND WATCH THE TEAM WIN.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon. Keith is off tonight.

[Sugar-Bowl]


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The 9th ranked Hokies will take on third ranked Auburn on January third in New Orleans. And thousands of fans are already planning to go.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is in Blacksburg with a look at the ticket situation. Rachel?
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Jean, local travel agents tell me their phones began ringing in the fourth quarter of Tech's game against Miami on Saturday. The tickets are in demand and will likely sell out.
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((Nats: phone ringing....
It's a sound travel agents can't get enough of right now. By phone, fax, and Internet people are lining up for Sugar Bowl Tickets.

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Agents at University Travel in Blacksburg can't catch their breath. They expect to send 5-thousand people to the game and sell more than 25-hundred packages.

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((BILL ORTEGA: WE'RE ON A ROLL, WE'RE 10 AND TWO. WE'VE GOT A HECK OF A TEAM A HECK OF A COACH, THE FANS WANT TO GO AND TRAVEL AND NEW ORLEANS IS A GREAT DESTINATION TO BE.)) [RUNS:10]
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Bill Ellenbogen used to play for the team in the 70's. He's heard more people will be going to this Sugar Bowl than who went to the Hokies run at the National Championship in 2000.

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((BILL ELLENBOGEN:WELL IT'S REALLY EXCITING TO BE IN NEW ORLEANS IN NEW YEARS EVE. THE TIMING OF IT GREAT AND WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT GOING DOWN THERE, AND PARTYING ON BOURBON STREET WITH ALL THE OTHER HOKIES. :46 IT'S GIANT NEW YEARS EVE PARTY. )) [RUNS:12]
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Tech will have about 35-thousand tickets to the game but they all appear to be spoken for.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Rachel /Microwave;]

Jean, the school will release information on student tickets on Wednesday. so it appears, the only place you can still get a ticket is through a travel agency.

[Beheler]


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A former A-B-C agent in Franklin County will NOT be charged in connection with the death of his girlfriend. Jimmy Beheler and his girlfriend 50-year-old Sharon Edwards of Moneta, were apparently on their way to a picnic in May, when Edwards jumped out his pickup truck. Witnesses in a car going the opposite direction told police Beheler assaulted Edwards -- but Beheler says he was trying to prevent Edwards from grabbing the wheel.
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The evidence apparently was not convincing enough to a grand jury -- which rejected an indictment against Beheler for involuntary manslaughter.
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((JOEL BRANSCOME/BOT. CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: THERE WAS NO COMMOTION THAT WE COULD SHOW IN THE CAR AND THERE WERE NO PHYSICAL INJURIES THAT WERE CONSISTENT W/HER BEING ASSAULTED, BUT WE HAD THE TWO WITNESSES WHO HAD SEEN SOMETHING, AND THEY BELIEVED IT TO BE AN ASSAULT ))
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Branscom says the truck was going 45-miles an hour when Edwards hit her head. He says an autopsy came back 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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The case against two people accused of sexually assaulting two teenage girls in Pearisburg is heading to a Grand Jury.

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Today, 24 year old Melissa Blankenship and 22 year old Ryan Gilmer waived preliminary hearings. Police say the pair lured two 14-year old girls to an apartment- drugged them and sexually assaulted them. They face numerous charges including abduction and carnal knowledge of a child. Gilmer also pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors today in what the prosecutor called a formality to send the charges to circuit court.
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A third person charged in the incident is still awaiting a hearing.

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State Republicans listened in on two Democratic conference calls more than two years ago. Now the civil case is reportedly being settled out of court.
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Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer Wishon joins us with the latest. Jean, The state Republican Party and four others named in the lawsuit have reportedly agreed to pay nearly 750- thousand dollars to settle the suit.
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That money will go to some 33 Democratic legislators. Today the settlement was the talk of the capitol.
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((During a committee meeting in Richmond today studying whether or not Virginia governors should be allowed to succeed themselves, former Senator Hunter Andrews and Delegate Morgan Griffith were talking about something else.
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Delegate Griffith says he hasn't been briefed on any settlement details but hopes the Republican party can move on.
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: I'M SURE IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE PARTY TO GET THIS THING TAKEN CARE OF AND YOU KNOW, IT'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS. A COUPLE PEOPLE MADE BAD DECISION, THEY HAPPENED TO WORK FOR THE PARTY AND AS A RESULT OF THAT THE PARTY'S GOT SOME POTENTIAL EXPOSURE AND APPARENTLY THE ATTORNEYS ARE TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO WORK THAT OUT.)) [RUNS17]
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The scandal started more than a year ago when then GOP director Ed Matricardi listened in on a Democratic conference call. Three days later he listened in on a second call. This time with Claudia Tucker, chief of staff to then Speaker of the House Vance Wilkins. Matricardi, Tucker, Wilkins and the Republican Party are named defendants in the civil suit. Governor Mark Warner says it's now time to focus on the upcoming legislative session.
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((MARK WARNER: I'M HOPEFUL THAT THIS WILL LEAD TO THE FINAL RESOLUTION OF THIS ISSUE SO WE CAN GET BACK TO WHAT ARE MUCH MORE IMPORTANT - HOW DO WE PROVIDE WITH THE BUDGET, DO THE EDUCATION, MEET THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEEDS THAT VIRGINIA WANTS.)) [RUNS12]
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The case was originally scheduled to be heard in U-S District Court this Thursday where top Republican officials were expected to be called to the stand.
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Jean, Democratic party leaders tell me attorneys are still awaiting a few signatures to file the settlement.

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Roanoke County police have identified skeletal remains found last week, but still don't know how the man died.
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Officers say bones found near the intersection of Plantation and Hershberger Roads last Thursday are those of 43 year old Steven Mark Sydoriak. (Seh- dore-iak)
Sydoriak's family reported him missing in April and police believe he was living in a makeshift encampment off Plantation Road.
Investigators say they could not determine a cause of death because the remains were decomposed.
However they do NOT suspect foul play.
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You have to spend money to make money... that's a phrase echoed by some economic development leaders.
Still ahead on News Seven, a new effort to rebuild the state's war-chest.
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Plus an effort to raise the pay of some area police officers has others feeling left out.
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The city of Roanoke is hoping a pay raise will keep more police officers on the job.
And today, the city's sheriff said his staff deserves the same consideration.
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City officials proposed the mid- year adjustment, because the police department is losing too many officers to other agencies.
Police Chief Joe Gaskins says the department and the citizens benefit by keeping experienced officers on the street.
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((JOE GASKINS/ROANOKE CITY POLICE CHIEF: I THINK IT SENDS A MESSAGE TO THEM THAT WE THE CITY ALL OF US VALUE THESE PEOPLE AND WHAT THEY DO AND WE'RE WILLING TO DO AS MUCH IN TERMS OF PAYING THEM AND KEEPING THEM ON THE JOB AS WE POSSIBLY CAN.))
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Sheriff George McMillan asked city officials to do the same for his staff.
Today, he argued that a pay raise for police will make it harder for the sheriff's department to recruit and retain experienced employees.
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[Virginia-Works]


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Re- investing in Virginia's economy.
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That's the goal of a new approach to economic development announced by Governor Mark Warner today. Over the past two years nearly 55- million dollars has been cut from Virginia's economic- development purse to off-set budget woes. The new program called "Virginia Works" would re- invest more than 20- million. The plan works to support existing businesses and strengthen communities by rebuilding infrastructures.
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((MARK WARNER: NOW SMART BUSINESSES ARE REINVESTING. WHILE WE'VE GOT A LITTLE ADDITIONAL MONEY THIS YEAR WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS REINVEST SOME OF THAT MONEY AND TARGETED AREAS THAT'S GOING TO JUMP START ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SOME OF OUR DISTRESSED COMMUNITIES AND UNFORTUNATELY TOO MANY OF THOSE DISTRESSED COMMUNITIES ARE IN SOUTHSIDE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.))
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The plan also calls for enhancements to Virginia's billion dollar tourism industry and the creation of a community development bank. That bank would lend to borrowers who can't get loans from commercial banks.
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Wachovia is cutting a few jobs in Roanoke.
The bank is eliminating 28 positions in its customer support group... 14 of those in Roanoke.
The reductions take effect in April.
The company said it was a difficult decision, but an analysis showed these jobs were redundant.
At the same time, Wachovia says it's creating 12 new customer support positions, at several locations.
One of those will be a team leader position in Roanoke.

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Gains in the tech sector made for a mixed day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost 45 points today.
The NASDAQ rose three.
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State Republicans say Virginia's budget surplus should be returned to the taxpayers ... and any G-O-P legislator who disagrees may have some company on the ballot next November.
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17 Republicans helped Governor Mark Warner push through a 1-point-4 billion dollar tax increase this year.
But with a billion-dollar surplus on the horizon, the G-O-P passed a resolution this weekend to repeal that tax hike or finish off the car tax ... or do both.
And they're warning Republicans like Lynchburg delegate Preston Bryant to toe the party line.
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((WENDELL WALKER/LYNCHBURG GOP CHAIRMAN: THERE ARE A LOT OF FOLKS WHO ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR. WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE, AND IF YOU'RE NOT WILLING TO SHAPE UP, THEN THE MESSAGE MAY BE 'IT'S TIME TO PACK YOUR BAGS AND SHIP OUT'.))
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Walker says Bryant has a chance to prove his Republican credentials during the next General Assembly ... and that he's "not" recruiting anyone to run against Bryant right now.
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Bryant says tax relief proposals are already being discussed, including the elimination of the food tax.

[Petersen]


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Affordable education, efficient government and rural economic development.
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Those are the issues Democrat Delegate Chap Petersen plans to address during his run for the Lieutenant Governor's office. Petersen made the announcement today in Richmond. He says he's not locked into one set of ideas, but makes decisions based on the public's interest.
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((DEL. CHAP PETERSEN/(D) 37TH DISTRICT: I PRIDE MYSELF ON BEING AN INDEPENDENT DEMOCRAT. I DON'T REJECT IDEAS BASED ON THE ORIGIN. I LOOK AT EACH IDEA, EVALUATE EACH ON AND I TRY TO MAKE DECISIONS THAT ARE BEST FOR MY CONSTITUENTS AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
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Petersen left Richmond for two stops in Northern Virginia. He says after the session he'll spend more time touring communities in the southern and western parts of the state. The Fairfax native faces three other Democratic challengers for the office. He says fundraising will be the key to staying ahead of the pack.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the UVa men's basketball team continues to climb the rankings. We'll check in from the Hargrave College combine today,
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and the Sugar Bowl has always been sweet on the Hokies. This year's invite comes with much love, but just not enough tickets.
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The Virginia men's basketball team swings back into action tonight at Iowa State against the Cyclones.
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The Cavs will be after their 7th straight win. So far, UVa has been one of the most pleasant surprises in the nation with a 6-and-0 mark and wins over Auburn and Arizona. Today, they moved up 5 spots from 24 to number 19 in the new AP top 25 poll.
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UVa's super freshman Sean Singletary has been rookie of the week in the league for the second time this season. And Duke's Duke's J.J. Redick is the player of the week. J.J. led the 10th-ranked Blue Devils to a 2-0 record last week averaging 27 and a half points a game.

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The Virginia Cavaliers would love to take 10 thousand fans to Boise, Idaho - but in reality they know very few will be able to make a trip that far for a game just two days after Christmas. However, the Cavs have come up with a unique way to buy tickets for the game without leaving home. The tickets purchased through UVa will be donated and distributed to Air Force personnel and their families at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Mountain Home, Idaho as well as service personnel stationed at the Idaho Air Guard and Idaho National Guard bases in Boise, Idaho who just deployed a significant number of personnel to Iraq.

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Ticket sales are not a problem for the Hokies, in fact as Rachel told us earlier in the newscast - the only place you can get them is through a travel agency. Tech's are all gone.
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Instead of heeding the Hurricane Warnings on Saturday, the Hokies cut through the Canes and made a path to New Orleans. And the Sugar Bowl folks couldn't be happier.
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And as heard Chuck says, the Hokies will be heading to New Orleans on Tuesday, December 28th. The game is at 8pm on Monday, January 3rd.
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57 postgraduate football players at Hargrave military were poked, prodded and put on display today for the college coaches. Steve Mason has more on the annual combine that was "Sweet" for several players.
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Federal prosecutors plan to meet in Richmond later today, in efforts to fight the rapid spread of methamphetamine use, and the growing number of homemade labs that manufacture it.
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As we reported in several stories last month, the overwhelming number of meth lab busts in the state have been in southwest Virginia.
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We'll see how prosecutors hope to combat the growing numbers tonight on News 7 at 6.