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Coming up on News 7-
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The nominee for Homeland Security director withdraws following questions about his own home. Some local Marine reservists undergo last-minute training -- as they prepare for Iraq. And a New York office building ruffles some feathers when it kicks some birds to the curb.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]

News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]

Bernard Kerik is out before he's in as the Director of Homeland Security.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Kerick]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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It was a stunning announcement by former New York Police commissioner Bernard Kerik. He had been picked to serve as Director of Homeland Security, but bowed out after discovering information that could have been *problematic* at his confirmation. Aleen Sirgany has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington D.C.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bernard Kerik/Former Cabinet Nominee; :18]
[SUPER=01-Rudy Giuliani/Former New York Mayor; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

((IT'S AN EARLY AND UNWELCOME HOLIDAY SURPRISE FOR PRESIDENT BUSH. HIS NOMINEE FOR HOMELAND SECURITY DIRECTOR, BERNARD KERIK, HAS WITHDRAWN HIS APPLICATION FOR THE JOB.

SOT: BERNARD KERIK

"I THINK IF I TRIED TO MOVE FORWARD IN THE CONFIRMATION PROCESS IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MESSY, IT COULD HAVE BEEN UGLY AND I GUESS MOST IMPORTANTLY FOR ME IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THE PRESIDENT AND HIS ADMINISTRATION AND I COULDN'T DO THAT."
WHILE COMPLETING THE PAPERWORK FOR HIS SENATE CONFIRMATION, KERICK CLAIMS HE DISCOVERED ISSUES WITH THE IMMIGRATION STATUS OF A NANNY HE ONCE EMPLOYED. AS DIRECTOR OF HOMELAND SECURITY, KERICK WOULD HAVE OVERSEEN THE IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT AGENCY.

SOT: BERNARD KERICK 140625 "IT WAS A STUPID MISTAKE AND I'M IN THE

PROCESS OF RECTIFYING IT."
KERICK NOTIFIED THE WHITE HOUSE OF HIS DECISION FRIDAY NIGHT. PRESIDENT BUSH IS SAID TO BE DISAPPOINTED BY THE NEWS AND WILL NOW REKINDLE HIS EFFORTS TO FILL THE HIGH PROFILE CABINET POSITION.

(NATS: PRESIDENT BUSH SATURDAY)


SINCE HIS NOMINATION KERICK HAS ALSO BEEN UNDER SCRUTINY FOR EXERCISING STOCK OPTIONS IN A COMPANY THAT DOES BUSINESS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, BUT NO OFFICIAL CHARGES HAVE BEEN MADE.

SOT: RUDY GIULIANI/FORMER NY MAYOR



"THOSE PROBLEMS WERE MANAGEABLE."
FORMER NEW YORK MAYOR RUDY GIULIANI IS A BUSINESS PARTNER OF KERICKS' WHO USED TO BE THE POLICE COMMISSIONER IN NEW YORK CITY. THE TWO WORKED HAND IN HAND TO CHOREOGRAPH THE CITY'S RESPONSE TO THE ATTACKS ON 9/11.
SOT: RUDY GIULIANI/FORMER NY MAYOR



"THIS DOESN'T TAKE AWAY FROM BERNIE'S HEROISM, HIS DECENCY, TAKE AWAY FROM HIM BEING ONE OF THE WORLDS EXPERTS ON SECURITY."
SIRGANY ON-CAMERA CLOSE: NOW IT'S BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD FOR PRESIDENT BUSH. BEFORE KERICK WAS NOMINATED ONE OF SEVERAL NAMES UNDER CONSIDERATION WAS HOMELAND SECURITY UNDERSECRETARY ASA HUTCHINSON. AS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Yushchenko]


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The turmoil in Ukraine continues after presidential hopeful Viktor Yushchenko is a victim of *dioxin poisoning.*
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ukrain]

It remains unclear if the poisoning was a result of a deliberate act. Yushchenko, who faces Prime Minister Viktor *Yanukovich* later this month in a re-run of November's rigged election, believes this was a plot to kill him. His illness kept him out of the early stages of the campaign and left his face bloated and pocked.
Doctors believe the dioxin was taken orally but say it's up to legal authorities to determine how the poisoning took place.
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[Marine-Training]


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Reserve units from across the country have been called up since the start of the War in Iraq. Now one group of Marines from Roanoke is about be deployed. Today, they got in some last minute practice. Jeremy Butterfield has more.
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[IN Q=Around 90 marine reservists]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Capt. John Knapp/USMC; :12]
[SUPER=01-Corp. Nicholas Comas/USMC; :47]
[SUPER=01-Lance Corp. Roberts/USMC; 1:12 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=19-Jeremy Butterfield/jbutterfield*wdbj7.com; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=News7, Roanoke.]

((Within the next few months, nearly 90 marine reservists out of B-Company will be heading to Iraq. This weekend the grunts brushed up on their training during their last days in Virginia.
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[SOT 17:54:00]
[IN Q=This is our last drill]

((CAPT. KNAPP/THIS OUR LAST DRILL WEEKEND. THE MARINES WILL BE OFF FOR THE HOLIDAY'S AND THEN ON FOUR JANUARY WE ARE ACTIVATED TO REPORT IN HERE IN ROANOKE. WE DO OUR FINAL PREPARATION AS FAR AS ADMINISTRATIVE AND MEDICAL EVENTS FOR MOBILIZATION AND THEN WE ACTUALLY DEPLOY IN TWO GROUPS. ONE'S GOING DOWN TO CAMP LEJEUNE NORTH CAROLINA AND THE OTHER IS GOING TO 29 PALMS CALIFORNIA.))
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[OUT Q=is going to 29 palms Californina.]

The engineering company will have four general tasks in Iraq. Mobility, Counter-Mobility, Survivability, and General Engineering. The training Saturday had the marines brushing up on their counter-mobility skills by putting up razor wire barriers.


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[SOT 18:02:40]
[IN Q=I don't want to say]

((CORPORAL COMAS:I DON'T WANT TO SAY IT'S CRUNCH TIME BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN TRAINING-- TRAINING IS CONTINUOUS. BUT RIGHT NOW IT'S MORE OR LESS REFRESHING THE SKILLS THAT WE HAVE ALREADY LEARNED.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=that we have already learned.]

After this last weekend the reservists will spend the holidays with their families before being split up and sent into more intense training at larger bases in North Carolina and California. Then it's off to Iraq where the Marines have only heard one consistent thing from the marines their now.
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[SOT 17:50:06]
[IN Q=They said it's hot.]

((LANCE CORPORAL ROBERTS:THEY SAID IT'S HOT. SO...THEY HAVE GIVEN ME SOME ADVICE.))
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[OUT Q=have given me some advice.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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[SOT 18:07:51]
[IN Q=No specifics have been given]

((JEREMY BUTTERFIELD:NO SPECIFICS HAVE BEEN GIVEN YET BUT COME EARLY JANUARY THESE MARINES WILL BE MOVING FROM A COLD VIRGINIA WINTER TO An ENTIRELY DIFFERENT CLIMATE IN IRAQ. JEREMY BUTTERFIELD, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=News7, Roanoke.]))



[Fires]


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Roanoke firefighters battled two suspicious fires this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;]

The first started in a vacant house at 20th and Melrose -- the second about an hour and a half later in another vacant house on Hanover Avenue.
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[SOT 11:29:27]
[IN Q=Well let's just say]

((WELL LET'S JUST SAY IT'S VERY SUSPICIOUS THAT WE'VE HAD TWO VACANT STRUCTURES WITHIN A PERIOD OF AN HOUR AND A HALF START TIME AND THERE'S NO INDICATION THAT IT'S ARSON OR ACCIDENTAL RIGHT NOW BUT IT'S PRETTY SUSPICIOUS.))
[SUPER=01-Billy Obenchain/Roanoke City Fire Department;]
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[OUT Q=it's pretty suspicious.]
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[VO-NAT]

The two fires caused an estimated one-hundred thousand dollars in damages. Fire officials have not determined a cause.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[WRITER=rle]
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, a new study links levels of a certain protein with the ability to fight some forms of cancer.
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[VO-NAT]

and also, a tanker ship washes aground in Alaska, threatening miles of coastland.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, Salem prevails over Harrisonburg for the school's 5th state title. Gretna finishes off a repeat performance against Poquoson, and we'll set the table for next week's Stagg Bowl. Matt Leinart grabs the Heisman, and the Hokies take the Dukes to the hoop. All that and more on the way in sports.))

[Fatal-Shooting]

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Police say a man in Florida fatally shot two kids and tried to kill another woman -- before killing himself.
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[SUPER=03-Lutz, FL;]

Police say the incident began when the man confronted a woman in front of her home and shot her with a handgun. She was critically wounded.
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[IN Q=also shot]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Alan Hill/Hillsborough Co., FL Sheriff's Office;]
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[OUT Q=shot himself]
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[VO-NAT]

Police say the man shot the eleven-year old boy as he tried to flee into the home. They say the 13-year old girl was trying to get help, when the man chased her down and shot her. The relationship between all four remains unclear at this time.
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[Cancer-Proteins]


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A new study at the University of Florida suggests a link between protein and fighting cancer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gainesville, FL;]

The study shows patients whose blood containing high levels of I-L-12 protein, prove to fight better against cancer relapse -- and those with lower I-L-12 protein levels were more likely to relapse. The study also showed that patients with high levels of protein did not experience a greater number of adverse effects after a bone marrow transplant.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=it tells us]

((DR. VIJAY REDDY/CANCER PHYSICIAN: IT TELLS US NOW THAT HAVING A NORMAL IMMUNE SYSTEM AND ADEQUATE LEVELS OF I-L-12 ARE IMPORTANT ALSO IN REDUCING CANCER ITSELF.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Vijay Reddy/University of Florida Oncologist;]
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[OUT Q=cancer itself]
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Doctors say they may offer I-L-12 therapy to be administered as a cancer vaccine to boost the immune system of the patient.
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[Alaska-Ship]


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Bad weather is moving into the area where a freight ship has broken apart and is spilling oil off the coast of *Unalaska*.
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[SUPER=03-Near Unalaska, AK; ]

The ship lost power -- and the strong seas and powerful winds pushed the ship aground, breaking it in half. Six people were killed after a Coast Guard helicopter crashed while trying to rescue the crew. Environmental teams are trying to get equipment into place to minimize the impact the oil will have on the sea and land, but those efforts are being held up because of the weather.
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Still to come on the newscast, Gretna and Salem score big wins, taking home state titles. We'll have the highlights in sports.
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[VO-NAT]

and also, an unusual eviction has some people squawking in New York.
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[Commercial]

[Jingle-Run]


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Hundreds of people in Roanoke took a step today towards easing *arthritis sufferers' pain.*
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The Jingle Bell Run is a national event held to raise money to benefit those who suffer from arthritis. Runners of all ages dawned their holiday apparel and made sure to secure a bell to their shoelaces. Amy Craft works in Carillon's rehabilitation department and says today's event won't go unnoticed.
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[SOT 15:06:09]
[IN Q=They know what it's like]

((AMY CRAFT:THEY KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO HURT FROM THE PAIN OF ARTHRITIS AND THEIR DAY TO DAY LIVING IS AFFECTED. KNOWING THAT PEOPLE ARE OUT THERE RAISING MONEY TO FIND A CURE OR EVEN SOMETHING THAT WILL MAKE IT BETTER FOR THEM REALLY HELPS THEM OUT TO KNOW THAT WE ARE DOING THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Amy Craft/Carilion Employee]
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[OUT Q=that we are doing that.]
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[VO-NAT]

Participants paid a fee to run in today's five kilometer loop around downtown Roanoke and the money raised goes towards research to find a cure for arthritis.
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[Christmas-Store]


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One local charity is making sure all the children in the Roanoke Valley have a merry Christmas this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

The Christmas Store strives to provide gifts and food around the holidays to low income families in the valley that might not be able to afford it otherwise. The volunteers work directly with the families and say it's not hard to see the appreciation on their faces.
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[SOT 09:18:54]
[IN Q=Some of them come in]

((TERRI URQUHART:SOME OF THEM COME IN HAPPY, THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, AND BY THE END THEY ARE CRYING BECAUSE THEY ARE SO OVERWHELMED WITH THE VOLUNTEERS BEING SO NICE AND FUN TO BE WITH AND THEIR GRATEFUL FOR ALL THAT THEY HAVE GOTTEN.))
[SUPER=01-Terri Urquhart/Director of the Christmas Store]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=that they have gotten.]
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[VO-NAT]

Throughout the year gifts, food, and household items are gathered through donations -- and are distributed in two days prior to Christmas. This is the eleventh year of the store and organizers say each year the effort grows. Nearly 700 families will benefit from this year's giveaway.
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[Bike-Donation]


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While the Marines were training for active duty, some of them got a chance to get the holiday spirit rolling today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The Star City Corvette Club and some B-Company reserves collected more than 500 new bikes this year and delivered them to the Salvation Army warehouse today. It took eight trucks and two trailers to deliver all the bikes-- and they traveled with an escort from a fleet of Corvettes. It's no small feat to get the funds for a program like this and the Corvette Club uses every resource it can.
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[SOT 22:15:25]
[IN Q=Neighbors, friends, co-workers]

((BILLY TEAFORD/NEIGHBORS, FRIENDS, CO-WORKERS. WE HAD A FEW CORPORATE SPONSORS THIS YEAR BUT MOST OF IT IS CLUB MEMBERS NET WORKING WITH OTHER CLUB WORKERS AND FAMILY MEMBERS.))
[SUPER=01-Billy Teaford/Star City Corvette Club President; ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=workers and family members.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Marines help out as part of their Toy's for Tots program. They don't get to see the children's reaction to their new bike -- but that doesn't seem to matter.
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[SOT 22:18:14]
[IN Q=No I don't.]

((SGT. CARNEY/NO I DON'T. UNFORTUNATELY I DON'T. I WOULD LIKE TO BUT I'M SANTA CLAUS YOU KNOW... I CAN'T SEE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Carney/B-Company Marine Reserves]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=I can't see that.]
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[VO-NAT]

Organizers say they bought-out the Valley View Wal-Mart's bike section-- and had to look to other stores around the area to get as many new bikes as they could.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up, Salem and Gretna bring home state championship hardware, Matt Leinart wins the Heisman Trophy, and the Hokies take out JMU in hoops, but first our extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Missoula, MT/ESPN2; :00]


JMU's football team will face Montana in the 1-double A national title game next week in Chattanooga. The Grizzlies will make their 5th championship game appearance after knocking off Sam Houston State 34 to 13. Montana won the title in 1995 and again in 2001.
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[SUPER=0098-/Averett/50/j/Roanoke/54//Women/;]
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[SUPER=0122-/Fayetteville/87/j/Roanoke/104///;]
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[OUTCUE=last score."]
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[S-Salem]


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41 carries and 224 rushing yards from Andre Hairston and Salem would grind out a double A Division IV state championship win today. Steve Mason has more on the Spartans 16-14 victory over Harrisonburg from Lynchburg.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Spartans vs. Blue Streaks; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Magenbauer/13-1 in First Season at Salem; :27]
[SUPER=01-Andre Hairston/2 TD's, 224 Yards Rushing for Salem; :54]
[SUPER=01-Dustin Pickle/4 Tackles for Salem; 1:11]
[SUPER=36-Salem/16/Harrisonburg/14/; 1:55 ]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Webb/8 Tackles for Salem; 2:10]
[SUPER=01-Sam Everett/Salem Senior Captain; 2:16]
[SUPER=01-Joey Daniels/Salem Senior Captain; 2:23]
[SUPER=@steve1; 2:42]
[RUNS=2:59]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]
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[S-Gretna]


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[WRITER=twe]
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Earlier in the day, the Gretna Hawks picked up their second straight Two-A Division 3 Title beating up on Poquoson in impressive fashion. It was Gretna's 28th consecutive victory, despite the fact that Vic Hall sprained his knee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Hawks vs. Islanders; :00]


Hall and 19 other Gretna seniors closed out their careers in style.
Just over minute into the game, Hall connects with Jason Myers on the touchdown strike and just like that it was 7-nothing.
Still in the first quarter, Hall airs it out to Myers again. This one goes for 42 yards and a touchdown to keep things rolling.
Later, Hall decides to do things with his fleet feet. He turns the corner and turns on the jets down the sideline on a 75 yard touchdown gallop. Gretna led 27 to 7 at halftime.
[SUPER=36-Gretna/40/Poquoson/14/;]

The defense did the rest as the Hawks went on to win it 40 to 14, making headlines for the second year in a row.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Robert Senseney/Gretna Head Coach; :04]
[SUPER=01-Vic Hall/302 Total Yards; :12(QUICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=..on top"]
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[S-Stagg]


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The participants for next week's Stagg Bowl in Salem are now set. Mary Hardin Baylor and Linfield, Oregon will face off for all of the Division Three marbles.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alliance, OH/Mary Hardin Baylor vs. Mount Union; :00]


Mary Hardin Baylor knocked off perennial Stagg Bowl player Mount Union today when Josh Welch lofted this pass into the endzone in the final minute and Walter Sharp brought it down allowing the Crusaders to advance 38 to 35.
[SUPER=03-McMinnville, OR/Rowan vs. Linfield; :]


In the other semifinal, Linfield whipped Rowan 52 to nothing to move into the championship.
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[S-Heisman]


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For the 5th straight year, a quarterback has won the Heisman Trophy.
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[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=of Southern California."]
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Leinart, the USC quarterback, tossed 28 TD's this season and just 6 picks. He easily beat out Oklahoma freshman Adrian Peterson to win the 70th Award.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Matt Leinart/Heisman Trophy Winner; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=never gonna end."]

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To the hardwood, where Virginia Tech made short work of James Madison in Dean Keener's return to Blacksburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Dukes vs. Hokies; :00]


The ACC Champion Hokie football team was honored tonight and presented with its championship trophy.
Early on, Marquie Cooke gets it ahead to Derron Washington doing what he does best on the throwdown as the Hokies scored the first 6 points.
Carlos Dixon tallied 19 points on 7 of 11 shooting, including this short pull-up jumper in the paint for Tech.
Madison tried to hang in. Ray Barbosa knocks in the long range bomb from the wing, but the Hokies had a solid working margin most of the night.
[SUPER=33-James Madison/53/Virginia Tech/77/;]


Zabian Dowdell gets into the act, right down the lane for the deuce and Tech won it 77 to 53.
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[S-Hoops]


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[WIPE TO ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/Flames vs. Wolfpack; :00]


Elswhere today, NC State knocked off the Liberty Flames. Julius Hodge did his part for the Pack by scoring 27 points in the contest, including the hoop and the hack right there.
Larry Blair tallied 22 points for Liberty, but State won it 94 to 60.
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Fox Sports Net; :]


And in Atlanta, Luke Schenscher scored 15 points and grabbed 8 boards as Georgia Tech beat Air Force 64 to 42.
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[S-Dazzle]


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[WIPE TO ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Fayetteville vs. Dazzle; :00]


The Dazzle returned to the Civic Center tonight to face Fayetteville for the second time in three days.
Early on, off the turnover, Cory Alexander pushing things up on the break and he finishes with the pretty finger roll.
[SUPER=33-Fayetteville/87/Roanoke/104/;]

Later, Cory hits Terrence Shannon who throws down the jam sandwich. The Dazzle won it 104 to 87.
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[NY-Hawks]


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The removal of a hawk's nest has ruffled some feathers in New York City.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York]

For more than a decade, a red-tail hawk named *Pale Male* and his mate Lola have made their nest on the 12th floor ledge of this building. But this week they were evicted because some residents say the birds had become a problem attracting unwanted visitors.
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[SOT:21]
[IN Q=Maybe the]

((MAYBE THE HAWKS WILL REBUILD, BUT WHY TAKE THAT NEST AWAY THAT THEY'VE BEEN WORKING ON FOR 11 YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Suzie Gilbert/Bird Rehabilitator; ]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=working on for 11 years]
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[VO-NAT]

Although Pale Male and his mate are allowed to rebuild their nest, some worry it may be too late because they may decide to fly the coupe for good.
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