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Coming up on News 7-
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A local woman will head west tomorrow to visit her son, a soldier wounded in Iraq. We'll hear her story. Plus, players aren't the only ones charged in last month's brawl on the NBA hardwood. And Tech quarterback Brian Randall earns more accolades.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

News 7 is next.

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A local soldier is injured while in Iraq. His family says he's truly lucky to be alive.
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[SOT 13:08]
[IN Q=Christmas is already]

((LASHARA CRUMP/DWAYNE'S SISTER: CHRISTMAS IS ALREADY HERE FOR ME. IF I DON'T GET ANYTHING ELSE, THIS IS BEST I COULD HAVE.))
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[OUT Q=I could have]
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[Soldier-Wounded]


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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young.
21 year old Dwayne Perdue of Franklin County is back in the states tonight after a few rough days in Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]


Perdue was injured Saturday when insurgents ambushed his armored tank.
Two people died including his best friend. Three others were injured.
Perdue, who's from Sydnorsville, was shot once in the shoulder.
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[SOT 7:29]
[IN Q=I went all]

((PAM PERDUE/DWAYNE'S MOTHER: I WENT ALL TO PIECES THINKING THE WORST BECAUSE THEY SAY HE IS GOING TO BE OK BUT I AM THINKING WHAT'S OK ALIVE.))
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[OUT Q=what's ok, alive]
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Perdue has had two surgeries already and will have another at a military hospital in Washington state.
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Doctors have told his family that his prognosis looks good because the bullet missed his bones.
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[SOT 13:29]
[IN Q=Of course I]

((LASHARA CRUMP/DWAYNE'S SISTER: OF COURSE I DON'T WANT HIM TO BE INJURED BUT IT'S JUST A BLESSING AND FEELS LIKE A BURDEN HAS JUST BEEN LIFTED TO JUST TO KNOW HE IS NOT OVER THERE IN THE LINE OF FIRE ANYMORE, JUST I FEEL LIKE THIS IS GOD'S WAY OF GETTING HIM OUT FROM OVER THERE.))
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[OUT Q=from over there]
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Perdue will spend the next few weeks recovering at Fort Lewis. He may be home in time for Christmas.
His mom will board a plane tomorrow to surprise him in Washington.
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Meantime, Donald Rumsfeld visited soldiers in Kuwait as part of a "morale building session". When asked by a soldier why his unit's vehicles weren't properly armored, the Secretary of Defense answered 'You go to war with the military you have, not the military you wish you had." Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut says that answer is "unacceptable."
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((SEN. CHRISTOPHER DODD/D-CONNECTICUT: ))
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Dodd has written a letter to Rumsfeld expressing his disgust.
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President Bush is cheering Congress for passing what he calls a "historic" intelligence overhaul.
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The Senate passed the bill today, the House yesterday. The measure places all 15 U-S spy agencies under a single national director of intelligence -- and establishes a national counter-terrorism center. In a written statement, Bush says the steps will help ensure a ``unified effort'' across the federal government. He says he's pleased the bill also includes other law enforcement tools that'll make America more secure -- and he looks forward to signing it.
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[UVA-Investigation]


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Does the University of Virginia discriminate against white applicants?
That question's being investigated by the U-S Department of Education.
A complaint was filed after the university denied admission to a white male student from New York.
A U-V-A spokeswoman declined to discuss the investigation or the complaint but said the school considers diversity just one of many factors in determining admission.
In 2003, the U-S Supreme Court struck down the university's undergraduate formula because it awarded admission points based on race.

[XMAS-Radio]


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There's a fairly new holiday tradition in our area, one that's making a lot of waves, over the airwaves that is.
Two radio stations are now playing nothing but Christmas music. [***HOLIDAY HITS GRAPHIC IN MONITOR**]
[DOUBLE BOXES=SHannon & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with the story. So Justin just how popular is this?
Shannon, listeners are apparently tuning in large numbers.
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It used to be radio stations would play a few holiday songs here and there, but now you can get the holiday hits 24/7.
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[SUPER=01-Steve Cross/Sunny 93.5 Program Director; :33 (QUICK)]
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((((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC AT 1:22:46 "ROCKIN AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE AT THE CHRISTMAS PARTY HOP" BUT COVER WITH CHRISTMAS DECROATIONS VIDEO))
It's the one thing that will put anyone in a festive mood----Christmas music.

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[SOT 1:28:39; 1:30:30]
[IN Q=I love it]

((SHANEA TANNER/ROANOKE RESIDENT: I LOVE IT. IT PUTS ME IN A GOOD MOOD.)) ((ANDREW WATKINS/BATH CO. RESIDENT: I LIKE IT ALL, EVERY SINGLE BIT OF IT. ONE OF MY FAVORITES IS I WILL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=FOR CHRISTMAS]


There's a good chance he'll hear it on Sunny 93.5. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC))
The station is now playing all holiday music all the time until Christmas day.
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[IN Q=It's extremely]

((STEVE CROSS/SUNNY 93.5 PROGRAM DIRECTOR: IT'S EXTREMELY POPULAR. WE GET REQUESTS BACK IN JUNE WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO START CHRISTMAS AGAIN.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=START CHRISTMAS AGAIN]


The all Christmas format began the day before Thanksgiving.
Sunny's made the change for three years now, picking up several thousand listeners each time.
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[IN Q=Hear from their]

((STEVE CROSS/SUNNY 93.5 PROGRAM DIRECTOR: HEAR FROM THEIR FRIENDS HEY, THIS STATION IS PLAYING CHRISTMAS MUSIC AND THEY FLIP IN THEIR CAR WHILE DOING THEIR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AND THEY GO OH WOW, I REALLY LIKE THIS STATION AND THEY COME BACK IN JANUARY WHEN WE'RE PLAYING OUR REGULAR FORMAT.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=REGULAR FORMAT]


The holiday format consists of nearly 700 songs.
There are 14 versions of White Christmas alone. ((NAT SOUND OF WHITE CHRISTMAS AT 1:22:07 "JUST LIKE THE ONES I USED TO KNOW"))
And listeners love every minute of it.
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[IN Q=I think it's]

((ANDREW WATKINS/BATH CO. RESIDENT: I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA. I KNOW IT WOULD MAKE A WIFE VERY HAPPY. SHE LIKES TO HAVE IT ON ALL THE TIME.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=ALL THE TIME]


So many apparently like it two stations in our area have now switched to holiday formats, nationwide it's more than two hundred. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CHRISTMAS SONG))
Sunny says the holiday tunes are here to stay.
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[IN Q=It's not going]

((STEVE CROSS/PROGRAM DIRECTOR: IT'S NOT GOING ANYWHERE, UNLESS CHRISTMAS GOES AWAY, AND I DON'T SEE THAT HAPPENING. (LAUGHS))) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=THAT HAPPENING (LAUGHS)]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


You may be wondering what's the most played song on all Christmas radio. It's Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives.
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The second Shannon is Christmas Song by Nat King Cole.


[Christmas-Store]


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Donations are still needed for this year's Community Christmas Store in Salem.
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The store helps nearly 700 families who are allowed to choose clothing, toys and food for their holiday.
But this year donations are down.
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((ANGIE APGAR/COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS STORE: THERE ARE A LOT OF FAMILIES AND WE ALWAYS HAVE A STORY THAT TOUCHES OUR HEARTS IT GIVES THEM WHAT THEY WOULDN'T HAVE OTHERWISE.))
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[OUT Q=WOULDN'T HAVE OTHERWISE.]
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Families will come in Friday and Saturday to pick out things they need for Christmas.
This week, volunteers have been busy getting the store ready for the shoppers
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((TERRI URQUHART/VOLUNTEER: IT'S WHAT CHRISTMAS IS FOR US. MY FAMILY IS INVOLVED IN IT WE'VE DONE IT FOR YEARS SINCE 94 WE JUST COME OVER AND HELP EVERY YEAR.))
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[OUT Q=HELP EVERY YEAR.]
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Food, household items and money are needed. You can drop off Donations at the store- from ten until two tomorrow. It's on Apperson Drive next door to Sheetz-
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Still ahead tonight, cops capture a man they say entered a local factory armed with a gun.
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Plus authorities in Michigan throw the book at players and fans who threw punches at an N-B-A game.
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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as Bryan Randall wins the Dudley award in a close vote. And Hampden Sydney's CW Clemmons takes home the first little Dudley honor. Frank Beamer is Sports Illustrated's coach of the year. Groh gets an honor from his peers. While Radford and Hampton U. hook up on the hardwood in Salem. Tonight on the Big 7.)) [NewBold]

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One day after a man walked into the Newbold Corporation with a gun, authorities in Rocky Mount have a suspect in custody.
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Police say 39- year- old Israel Yarbrough was arrested without incident in Pittsylvania County, and he was returned to the Franklin County jail late this afternoon.
Investigators have described him as a disgruntled former employee who left the company on Monday. He is charged with two counts of assault and battery, and two counts of brandishing a firearm.
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[Muhammed]


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Charges in a Martinsville murder case have been certified to the grand jury.
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[VO-NAT]
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Maverick "Mohammed" Thomas is charged with capital murder for the shooting death of his wife Lisa Thomas. Prosecutors say Thomas hired a hit man to kill his wife in 2000. Today, the alleged hit man, 20-year-old Billy Ray Manns testified he shot Thomas because he needed money.
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Manns has entered into a plea agreement: he'll plead guility to conspiracy to commit capital murder in exchange for a one year sentence.
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Scott Peterson's mother took the stand in the penalty phase of her son's trial today. She pled with jurors to spare his life.
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[SUPER=03-Redwood City, CA;]

One of the first things Jacki Peterson said was *We all lost Laci- I have empathy for her and we all loved her.* Mrs. Peterson grew up in an orphanage, her father was murdered and she wears an oxygen tank because her lungs are scarred from pneumonia. Jurors may feel sorry for her, but by law, they are not supposed to consider sympathy for Peterson's family when they decide his fate.
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((CHUCK SMITH/LEGAL ANALYST; THEY CAN ONLY CONSIDER IT IN SO FAR AS IT MIGHT ILLUMINATE SOME POSITIVE CHARACTER TRAIT OF THE DEFENDANT. BUT HOW CAN HUMAN BEINGS IN THIS TREMENDOUSLY DRAMATIC SITUATION, HOW CAN THEY REALLY SEPARATE THOSE THINGS.))
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[OUT Q=separate those things.]
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Both the defense and the prosecution will likely present closing arguments tomorrow.
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[Pacers-Pistons]


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Seven fans are now charged along with five Indiana Pacers in the November 19th brawl at a Detroit Pistons N-B-A game.
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[SUPER=04-ESPN - NBC Entertainment;]

Five of the fans are charged with assault and battery. Two more are charged with breaking a law against entering the basketball court. The fans include David Wallace, the brother of Pistons star Ben Wallace -- as well as a man accused of starting it all by throwing a drink at player Ron Artest.
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[IN Q=Had not he thrown that cup...]

((JIM GORCYCA/PROSECUTOR: HAD NOT HE THROWN THAT CUP AND STRUCK ARTEST, WE WOULDN'T BE HERE TODAY.)) ((JIM BURDICK/STEVEN JACKSON'S ATTORNEY: THE CHAOS HAD BEEN CREATED, THE FLAME HAD BEEN THROWN ON THE FIRE AND THE SPARKS WERE FLYING BEFORE ANYBODY WENT INTO THE STANDS.))
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[SUPER=01-Jim Burdick/Steven Jackson's Attorney; :05]
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[OUT Q=into the stands.]
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Players Artest, Stephen Jackson, David Harrison and Anthony Johnson are charged with one count of assault and battery.
Three-time All-Star Jermaine O'Neal is charged with two counts of the same offense.
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Some people have trouble finding a job when the get out of prison.
Martha Stewart already has a new one lined up.
We'll tell you about it when News 7 returns.
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Plus now that winter's approaching, some tips to keep your car running smoothly.
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[Bedford-Recount]


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A recount shows a one-vote margin of victory in a Bedford County race, but a lawsuit may still change the election's outcome.
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A three-judge panel today re-counted paper and absentee ballots as well as machine votes.
The recount upheld the one-vote lead for incumbent school board member Keith Jones.
However, challenger Laura Beckman Rodes has filed a lawsuit over a provisional ballot that was not counted but was cast for her.
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[Martha-TV]


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Martha Stewart may be behind bars, but that hasn't stopped her from inking a new TV deal.
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She will host an hour-long, daily syndicated show with a live audience after she's released from prison. Producer Mark Burnett says the show will allow Martha's loyal fans to interact with her instead of just seeing a studio through a television set. Her company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, says the show is planned for launch next fall. She is slated to be released in March, and will complete her house arrest in August.
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[Winter3]


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As you shift into gear for winter driving, Brent Watts offers a few car-care tips to keep your engine performance high even as the temperatures drop.
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Randall wins the Dudley award, while Beamer and Groh pick up their own honors. And we'll check on tonight's Radford-Hampton hoops from the Salem Civic Center. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

Salem-Roanoke baseball hall of fame member Tony Womack has signed with the New York Yankees. Womack agreed to a two-year deal worth about $4 million today. The 35-year-old Womack batted .307 with five home runs, 38 RBIs and 26 stolen bases in 145 games for the Cardinals last season. This will be his 12th season in the big leagues.
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Virginia Tech senior Bryan Randall took home the Dudley award tonight that is given to the top college player in the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]

In tight balloting, Randall nipped William and Mary quarterback Lang Campbell by one first place vote to win the 15th annual Dudley at the Sheraton West hotel in Richmond.
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[IN Q=FEELS GREAT...]
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[OUT Q=...VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT."]
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This is the first year that the Dudley has added a new award just for division two and division three players. And the first winner is Hampden-Sydney's CW Clemmons, who played his high school football at Alleghany.
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[OUT Q=...A GREAT HONOR."]
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[S-Frank]


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Randall's coach Frank Beamer got an honor from an unexpected source today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

This week's edition of Sports Illustrated magazine which is out, has tabbed Beamer its national coach of the year - after he unexpectedly led the Hokies to the ACC title in the their first year in the conference.
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[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Sports Illustrated Coach of the Year; :00]
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[OUT Q=...THE RIGHT DIRECTION."]
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Sports Illustrated has tabbed two Virginia Cavaliers first team all-Americas in offensive lineman Elton Brown and tight end Heath Miller.

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Al Groh also picked up quite an honor today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-This Season; :00]

This afternoon Groh was named region coach of the year by the American Football Coaches Association. Five of these awards are given across the nation. Other winner include Auburn's Tommy Tuberville and Utah's Urban Minor. This is the only award voted on exclusively by the coaches themselves.
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[S-JMU]


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JMU and William & Mary are set to hook up on Friday night in Williamsburg in the 1-double A national semifinals.
This week's contest in Williamsburg is every bit as big as Tech-UVa this particular Friday.
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[OUT Q=all week because of the game."]
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The game is a complete sellout, and it will be the first night game in the 69 year history of William & Mary's Zable Stadium at Cary Field.

[S-Radford]


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The Radford Highlanders were in action tonight. RU moved its home game from the Dedmon Center to the Salem Civic Center to get a little more exposure for the program as the team hosted Hampton.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Hampton vs. Radford; :00]

This was a homecoming for Hampton assistant coach Richard Morgan - who starred at Salem High before making his mark in the ACC at Virginia. The Highlanders Chris Gooden would also make a name for himself in the first half as he drives to the hoop and hits the one handed leaner. RU was still down 6. The Pirates would hollar back with Rashard West. He makes the backdoor pass to big Bruce Brown, who slams it home and Hampton stays in control. The Pirates' defense would relax for a moment and leave Josh Fox open. He will seize the opportunity by hitting the jumper from the right side for RU. But Hampton was just too much for the Highlanders to control. Dana Burns will get hot from three point
[super=33-Hampton/89/Radford/74;]

land. He hits the long shot to increase the lead by 8. Hampton knocks off Radford by 15, winning 89-to-74.
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[S-UVA]


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The Virginia men's basketball team bounced back into the win column tonight with a 79-to-67 win over Furman. Gary Forbes led the Cavs with a game high 21 points. UVa is now 7-and-1 on the season and the team is off the next 15 days for exams before playing again.

[TOSS TO BREAK]

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It's not every day you can get down with the governor.
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Governor Warner's appearance today on the dance floor at Covington's Jeter Watson Intermediate School paid off a little wager.
He promised that if the students improved their scores on the S-O-L exams, he'd come celebrate.
They "waltzed" through the tests, so to speak, so the governor got to show off some moves that would make Britney Spears jealous.
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