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Police identify the man who shot and killed four-people in an Ohio nightclub.
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[VO-NAT]

And, six-people are still missing after a helicopter goes down in the Bering Sea.
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Showers are moving across the region right now with a few heavier downpours mixed in. How long will the rain last? I'll let you know in your forecast
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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[VO-NAT]

Police say they still haven't figured out a motive for last night's shootings at an Ohio nightclub.
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Good afternoon, I'm Susan Bahorich filling in for Kimberly McBroom.[Nightclub-Shooting]


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Authorities say 25-year-old Nathan Gale opened fire on a rockband before being killed by a police officer last night.


Drew Levinson has the latest.
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[SUPER=03-Columbus, OH]
[SUPER=01-Chris Couch/Witness]
[SUPER=01-Brent Mull/Columbus, OH Police Department]
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(LOCATOR: COLUMBUS, OHIO)


THE HEAVY METAL BAND--DAMAGEPLAN-- HAD JUST BEGUN.. WHEN THE GUNMAN JUMPED ON STAGE AND OPENED FIRE.

SOT: (WITNESS, NO NAME AVAILABLE)

"HE WAS JUST SHOOTING, JUST SHOOTING, KIND OF STANDING BEHIND SOME SPEAKERS, A BIG STACK OF SPEAKERS...AND HE WAS JUST LIKE BANG, JUST SHOOTING..."
WITNESSES AT THE COLUMBUS, OHIO NIGHTCLUB SAY THE SHOOTER CLEARLY HAD A GRUDGE AGAINST GUITARIST "DIMEBAG" DARRELL ABBOTT."

SOT: CHRIS COUCH/WITNESS

"WHEN YOU SEE SOMEONE POINT A GUN AT ONE PERSON ONLY AND UNLOAD 5 ROUNDS IN HIM, SOMETHING PERSONAL IS GOING ON."
AFTER SHOOTING ABBOTT, THE GUNMAN TOOK AIM AT THE CROWD...KILLING THREE MORE. THE RAMPAGE ENDED WHEN A LONE POLICE OFFICER ARRIVED AT THE COLUMBUS NIGHTCLUB.

SOT: SGT. BRENT MULL/COLUMBUS POLICE DEPT.

"THE OFFICER ENGAGED HIM IN GUNFIRE AT THAT POINT AND PROBABLY SAVED NUMEROUS LIVES FOR HIS ACTIONS."
ABBOTT WAS A WELL KNOWN HEAVY METAL GUITARIST AND WITH HIS BROTHER WAS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE GRAMMY NOMINATED BAND KNOWN AS PANTERA. THEIR NEW GROUP PLAYED THE SAME TYPE OF MUSIC.
POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE SHOOTING, BUT WITH ABBOTT AND THE GUNMAN DEAD, THEY MAY NEVER KNOW THE SHOOTER'S MOTIVE.
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS))


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The Coast Guard is still searching for six-people who were on board a helicopter that crashed into the Bering Sea last night.
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The helicopter was carrying crew members from a stranded freighter when it crashed. Four others in the helicopter have been rescued. The water temperature is about 43 degrees with waves as high as 20 feet. In the meantime, the Coast Guard is responding to a possible fuel spill from the ship, near a wildlife habitat. The stranded freighter was carrying a load of grain, but it had 440-thousand gallons of oil in its fuel tanks.
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[Gay-Marriage]


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Canada's top court says the government can re-define marriage to include same-sex couples.
But, the ruling says- religious officials can't be forced to perform unions against their beliefs.
The decision from Ottawa brings the long fight over same-sex marriage in Canada to its final stages.
Judges in six provinces and one territory have already overturned the traditional definition, allowing thousands of same-sex weddings.
If the government acts to make it legal nationwide, Canada would join Belgium and the Netherlands as the only countries allowing gay marriage.

[Peterson]


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The judge in the Scott Peterson trial is letting one extra defense witness testify before closing arguments begin today. Jurors will then be sequestered to decide whether Peterson deserves the death penalty for killing his pregnant wife. Manuel Gallegus has the latest from California.
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(( NOW THAT A JURY HAS CONVICTED THEIR SON OF DOUBLE MURDERAFTER A TRIAL THAT LASTED FIVE AND A HALF MONTHSIT S CLEAR THE PETERSON FAMILY IS STRAINED...THEY CERTAINLY SEEM TIRED OF THE MEDIA ATTENTION.

-SOT-LEE PETERSON, SCOTT PETERSON S FATHER

when are you guys going to your next lynching?
OVER THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS JURORS HEARD FROM MORE THAN 30 FRIENDS AND RELATIVES WHO HAD NOTHING BUT PRAISE FOR SCOTT PETERSON. THEY SHOWED FAMILY PHOTOS AND HIS MOTHER WEPT AS SHE SAID A DEATH SENTENCE FOR THE 32 YEAR OLD WOULD DESTROY THEIR FAMILY.
JURORS SEEMED MOVED BY HER TESTIMONYBUT IN THEIR CLOSING ARGUMENT TODAY PROSECUTORS WILL REMIND JURORS THAT PETERSON BROUGHT IT ALL UPON HIMSELF.

-SOT-JIM HAMMER, ATTORNEY, COURTROOM OBSERVER

One person caused every bit of suffering and every tear and that s scott Peterson.
-STAND-UP-Manuel Gallegus, Redwood City PROSECUTORS ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF TO SUMMARIZE THEIR THEORY OF PETERSON S GUILT. BUT THEY LL STOP SHORT OF DIRECTLY ASKING JURORS TO PUT HIM TO DEATH.
THE DEFENSE WILL THEN GIVE ITS CLOSING ARGUMENT. LEGAL ANALYSTS SAY THEY WILL STRESS FOR THE JURORS THAT IF THEY HAVE ANY LINGERING DOUBTTHEN PETERSON SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO LIVE.
EITHER WAY THE FORMER FERTILIZER SALESMAN WILL DIE IN PRISON. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS REDWOOD CITY.))

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Charges in a Martinsville murder case have been certified to the grand jury.
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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. Yesterday, 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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[Literacy]


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The Literacy Volunteers of Roanoke Valley are celebrating 20 years of service and hundreds of success stories.
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Since 1985, Volunteers and staff have helped more than 25-hundred adult learners improve their reading and writing skills.
This morning, the group recognized outstanding tutors and learners.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There's more benefit]

((JOE CASELLES: THERE'S MORE BENEFIT IN IT FOR ME OR FOR ANY TUTOR THAN THERE IS FOR THE LEARNER, OR MAYBE IT'S HALF AND HALF, BUT IT'S CERTAINLY SUCH A REWARDING GIVING BACK EXPERIENCE THAT IT CERTAINLY BENEFITS THE TUTOR.)) ((WANG FEI: I LEARNED ENGLISH IN CHINA. I CAN READ. I CAN WRITE, BUT I DON'T THINK I CAN SPEAK, BUT THIS PART I LEARN MORE. I PRACTICE MORE.))
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[OUT Q=learn more. I practice more.]
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The organization offers basic literacy programs for adults who want to improve their skills, and English for speakers of other languages.
Last year 185-volunteer tutors helped 380 adult learners in the Roanoke Valley.
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Up next on the newscast, President Bush rules out at least one thing to keep Social Security solvent.
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Also we'll tell you what motivated two Florida parents to move out onto their front lawn.
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[Fallujah/Iraq]


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The Iraqi city of Fallujah is nearly ready for civilians to return. A Marine general says U-S forces have almost completely cleared the city of rebels and weapons. He also says they have swept through nearly all of the more than 20-thousand buildings there for a ``third and hopefully, final time.'' U-S and Iraqi forces retook the city from militants last month. The military says it hopes to start allowing some of residents to return by December 24th.

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A soldier from Franklin county is back in the states after he was wounded in Iraq. 21 year old Dwayne Perdue of Franklin County is at a military hospital in Washington state.
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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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((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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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 bone.
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((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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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 today to surprise him in Washington.
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[Bush-Cabinet]


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President Bush is ruling out a payroll tax increase to help pay for his overhaul of Social Security. He wants to partially privatize the system by letting workers divert tax money into investment accounts. Bush says it's needed to save Social Security from bankruptcy, but experts estimate the transition cost could be upwards of two (t) trillion dollars.
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Meanwhile, President Bush has decided to keep his secretaries of labor, housing, interior and transportation -- meaning his second-term Cabinet reshuffle is ending at nine. The announcement comes as Bush names Jim Nicholson, to be the next secretary of Veterans Affairs.
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The U-S Department of Education wants to know if the University of Virginia discriminates against white applicants.
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.

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A Florida couple has decided to sleep out on the lawn.
They are trying to embarass their children enough to get them to help around the house.
As Mark Strassmann reports, it may be working.
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(((NARR)

Harlan and Cat Barnard were fed up ... and on strike ....from their own children.

They started camping on the front lawn, leaving their kids inside...living in their own mess.

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"WE'RE JUST VERY TIRED OF YELLING, SCREAMING AND SAYING PLEASE. AND WE DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO."

(SOT) (Harlan)



"WE JUST HAD TO DO SOMETHING TO TRY AND WAKE THEM UP."

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The Barnards were tired of all of it...dishes that went unwashed ...laundry that piled up... and all that ATTITUDE from their twelve year-old daughter .... and seventeen year-old son.

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"SO WE THOUGHT A LITTLE CREATIVE EMBARRASSMENT MIGHT HELP."

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"WE ARE NOT MAKING ANY MEALS. NO LAUNDRY. NO DOING THE DISHES, NO TRANSPORTATION TO THE MALL."

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No more pampering parenting...without dramatic change.

And whaddyaknow? Suddenly, a BIG CHANGE in attitude.

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"BENJAMIN, HE CAME HOME FROM SCHOOL, AND INSTEAD OF LEAVING THE TRASH CANS OUT FOR THREE OR FOUR DAYS HE GRABBED THEM AND BOLTED FOR THE HOUSE LIKE A ROCKET. AND KIT ACTUALLY AFTER SHOWING HER HOW TO WASH HER CLOTHES AT LEAST TWELVE TIMES, HAS FINALLY REALIZED THAT SHE CAN WASH CLOTHES."

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Call it the Barnards's Christmas miracle.

Message delivered, strike over.

(SOT) (harlan)



"IT'S HEY. YOU PITCH IN. YOU DO FOR US AND WE WILL DO FOR YOU."

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Because Christmas is coming.

Sleigh bells ring, are they listening?

Mark Strassmann CBS News Atlanta.))
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Still to come on the newscast, Leo will have a sneak peek at the weekend forecast.
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Plus we'll see how Christmas is in the air all the time at not one, but two local radio stations.
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[XMAS-Radio]


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The sounds of Christmas are starting to be heard everywhere- from the cash register to the radio. Two radio stations in our region have switched formats -- now playing holiday music 24 hours a day -- and gaining fans every one of those hours. Justin McLeod has more on a new wave in radio.
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[SUPER=01-Steve Cross/Sunny 93.5 Program Director; :33 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Watkins/Listener; 1:12 (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.

((NAT SOUND OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC FADING INTO BITE))
[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.
[SOT 1:30:47]
[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)]

You may be wondering what's the most popular song on all Christmas radio. It's Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives. Second is Christmas song by Nat King Cole. Justin McLeod, News 7. ))

[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 52 points. The NASDAQ has dropped 23.

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Tech players take home some top honors for their skill on the gridiron.
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Coming up in Sports -- the coaches also get some recognition for making sure those players know what they're doing.
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Virginia Tech Senior Bryan Randall is known as the top football player in the state today -- after winning the Dudley award.
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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 last night.
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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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Randall isn't the only one from Tech getting accolades this week. His coach, Frank Beamer got a big award from a well known, but unexpected source.
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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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[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Sports Illustrated Coach of the Year;]
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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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The Cavalier's coach also picked up a top honor.
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Yesterday 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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