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Coming up on News 7-
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Fire lights up the night in part of Roanoke. Plus, small business owners accuse Roanoke city council of giving an upscale grocery store preferential treatment. And a student flies in the face of convention by wearing the confederate flag.
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News 7 is next.

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Roanoke firefighters battle flames and frigid weather tonight.
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[Fire-Roanoke]


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Roanoke fire crews have been on the scene of a house fire for several hours now.
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Firefighters got the call around 9:15 tonight.
The home in the 14-hundred block of Grayson Avenue was in flames when they arrived.
An occupant of the house was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, but there's no word on his injuries or condition.
Crews say they don't yet know how the fire started.
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[Employee-Burned]


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A worker at Roanoke Electric Steel was badly burned tonight when some equipment malfunctioned.
Emergency crews say the equipment caught the employee's clothes on fire.
The employee suffered second degree burns to his upper torso and was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital in serious condition.

[Ivy-Market]


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Plans to bring Ukrop's Supermarkets to Roanoke cleared another hurdle tonight.
While the project has generated a lot of excitement, it continues to produce controversy. [***Ivy Market GRAPHIC IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here to tell us why. Justin?
Shannon, many are happy Ukrop's is coming to the Roanoke Valley.
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[SUPER=@justin1]


But how it's getting here has angered some and tonight they took their concerns to Roanoke city council.
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[SUPER=01-Frank Smith/Neighbors of South Roanoke Association; :12]
[SUPER=01-Everett Ward/Tinnell's Finer Foods; :41]
[SUPER=01-Bev Fitzpatrick/Roanoke Vice-Mayor; :54]
[SUPER=01-Brian Wishneff/Roanoke City Council; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Maryellen Goodlatte/Developer's Attorney; 1:23]
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((((NAT SOUND OF THE VOTE AT 16:58:26 SAYING "MAYOR HARRIS? I AND THE ORDINANCE PASSES."))
The zoning request for the upscale shopping center was approved unanimously, it's the incentive agreement that still has people fired up.
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[IN Q=The citizens you hear]

((FRANK SMITH/NEIGHBORS OF SOUTH ROANOKE ASSOCIATION: THE CITIZENS YOU HEAR TONIGHT ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE FACT ARE THEY GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A FAIR HEARING BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY ARE WE PART OF THE DISCUSSION.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=of the discussion]


That discussion centers around Painter Properties plans to build a shopping center at the corner of Franklin Road and Wonju Street.
It's called Ivy Market and will include a Walgreen's and a Ukrop's Super Market.
To make the project a reality, city council approved a performance agreement that could bring the developer nine million dollars over fifteen years.
Other business owners say that's unfair.
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[IN Q=The proposed tax incentives]

((EVERETT WARD/TINNELL'S FINER FOODS: THE PROPOSED TAX INCENTIVES IN MY OPINION ARE NOTHING ELSE A TAX PAYER FUNDED BARRIER TO FREE TRADE.)) [Runs07]
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Some city council members defend the incentives believing their worth every penny.
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[IN Q=That entire area]

((BEV FITZPATRICK/VICE-MAYOR: THAT ENTIRE AREA WILL CHANGE PRETTY DRAMATICALLY IF OTHER ENTREPRENEURS INVEST THE WAY WE THINK THEY WILL.)) [Runs08]
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Another council member points out Ukrop's was coming to the Roanoke Valley regardless.
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[IN Q=The only question]

((BRIAN WISHNEFF/CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: THE ONLY QUESTION WAS WHERE AND THREE OF THE OTHER FOUR ALTERNATES WERE OUTSIDE THE CITY OF ROANOKE.)) [Runs07]
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While the incentive agreement debate continues, the developer must now overcome more hurdles.
It wants to move a nearby creek to another location.
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((MARY ELLEN GOODLATTE/DEVELOPER'S ATTORNEY: THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, DEQ, FEMA HAVE TO APPROVE THE PLANS BUT THAT'S BEEN IN THE PLANS NOW FOR MANY MANY MANY MONTHS.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=MANY MANY MANY MONTHS]))
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The developer hopes to obtain those permits in the coming months and begin construction by this summer.
Ukrop's had hoped to be open by next fall.
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But now Shannon, that looks like it will be pushed back until at least December 2005..

[Cr

aig-Cold]


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It could be another cold night for thousands of Virginians. A-E-P is still working to restore power to some 35-hundred customers. Chilly early morning temperatures had tempers flaring in Craig County. A number of parents were upset their kids had to go to school on-time today.
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There was no snow, sleet or slick conditions, but parents thought temperatures, which hovered near zero-degrees, were too cold for children to deal with as they waited for the bus. Parents told News7 it didn't seem as if the schools cared about the kids' well-being, but the school superintendent says that couldn't be further from the truth.
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((DR. ROSE MARTIN, CRAIG CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: SAFETY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING. I CHECK THE ROADS IN THE MORNING - SOME MYSELF- ALSO CALL VDOT AND CERTIFY THE SAFETY OF THE ROAD CONDITIONS W/VDOT AND SEE IF THEY'RE HAD A CHANCE TO PUT CHEMICALS OR CLEAR IN SNOWY WEATHER...))
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[OUT Q=.. in snowy weather.]
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Two buses were late this morning because their batteries wouldn't turnover, but Martin says parents were contacted about the delay.
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There was snow in Giles County today. Mountain Lake had two and a half inches on the ground. It snowed last week and the resort got another dusting last night. The trees are covered in icicles and the lake itself is even starting to freeze up.
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[IN Q=My building]

((DAVE DESHLER:MY BUILDING'S ON STILTS AND SO I GET ALL THE NORTH WIND COMING UP FROM THE LAKE AND IT'S PRETTY CHILLY IN MY OFFICE AND I SAY HEY.. WHAT'S GOING ONDOWN HERE. LAUGHS.. IT'S WARM HERE.))
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[OUT Q=it's warm here.]
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At one point the thermomter read five degrees below zero.
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[Schools]


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The winter weather means an early start to vacation for kids in one school system.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
Tazewell County Schools will be closed tomorrow.
It was supposed to be the last day of class before Christmas Break.
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[East-Snow]


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The snow wasn't limited to the mountains of Western Virginia.
In fact, drivers in the Richmond area faced snow and ice on their morning commute today.
State police responded to dozens of accidents.
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And the snow was mixed with sand on the coast of North Carolina.
In Wilmington, the National Weather Service says last night's snow was the first ever recorded on the date.
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[Pregnant-Murder]


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The husband of a woman accused of "kidnapping resulting in death" says it's a traumatic time for both families.
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Lisa Montgomery made her first court appearance in Kansas today. Authorities say Montgomery has confessed to strangling Bobbie Jo Stinnett of Skidmore, Missouri, last Thursday, cutting out the fetus and taking the baby back to Kansas, where she tried to pass the child off as her own. Montgomery's husband today extended his sympathy to the baby, Victoria Joe and her father.
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[IN Q=I sure hope they get as much support...]
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[OUT Q=I hope they are to him.]
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The four day old Victoria Joe is said to be in ``remarkably good'' condition.

[Roanoke-Murder]


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Police are releasing few details about a murder at a Roanoke motel.
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Officers responded to the American Motel on Williamson Road around 1:30 this afternoon.
They found a man dead in a motel room, apparently from a stab wound.
Investigators have yet to release the victim's name or say if they have any suspects.
A friend of the victim told News 7 the he lived at the motel with his girlfriend.
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[Danville-Death]


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Danville police say the death of a woman was murder.
Yesterday, officers found 82 year old Mamie Lee Jackson dead inside her Grace Street home.
An autopsy showed she was strangled.
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[TAKE CRIMSTOPPERS FS]
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at 434-793-0000
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[Mail-Theft]


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Holiday greetings may come a little late for some in the Roanoke Valley. A U-S postal worker stands accused of stealing hundreds of pieces of mail.
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Officials say a citizen tipped them off Thursday that someone had dumped more than 400-pieces of undelivered mail into a Roanoke city dumpster. Authorities tracked the mail to an employee at the Main Office,
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and searched his home the next day, where they recovered several THOUSAND pieces of undelivered and rifled mail.
Officials say most of it was greeting cards from customers in Roanoke City and County. Authorities retained about 200-pieces of the mail for evidence, and are now trying to identify all of the victims, and send them a letter of explanation.
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Officials say the employee has been terminated. Charges may be filed next week.
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Social security, education, Iraq... it's all on President Bush plate.
Still ahead, on News 7, the President lays out his second-term agenda
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And this girl's dress kept her out of the prom and now she's suing.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as the folks in Salem brave the cold and turnout for their state champion football team tonight. The Macho Man - Victor Harris is coming to Virginia Tech. Terrell Owens is likely done for the year, and Robert Ferguson is still in the hospital. Plus, Emory and Henry has a new head football coach. Tonight on the Big 7.))
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The murder trial of actor Robert Blake is underway in Los Angeles.
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[SUPER=03-Van Nuys, CA;]


Both side presented opening arguments today. The former "Baretta" Star is accused of shooting his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, three and a half years ago. A prosecutor told the jury Blake despised Bakley and that he killed her after two stuntmen refused to do it. The two men were the prosecution's star witnesses at earlier hearings. But Blake's lawyer attacked their credibility, saying they're hallucinating drug abusers. If convicted, the 71-year old Blake could face life in prison.
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[Amherst-Robbery]


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Five people are charged with the armed robbery of an Amherst County convenience store last night.
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Around nine, three masked men held up the Apple Market on Route 29, assaulting a store clerk in the process.
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Police stopped their car a few minutes later when a deputy noticed the trunk was open ... he spotted a sawed-off shotgun as he approached the car and called for back-up.
A second store clerk at the Market also is accused of helping to plan the robbery.
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[Bush]


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President Bush is looking ahead to his second term. In his final formal news conference of the year, the President promised to reduce the federal deficit by half in five years and vowed that the drive for democracy in Iraq will go forward. Aleen Sirgany reports from Washington.
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((WITH FOUR YEARS BEHIND HIM AND FOUR MORE TO GO, PRESIDENT OUTLINED HIS PLAN FOR THE COUNTRY TO REPORTERS....PROMISING TO DELIVER ON MANY OF HIS CAMPAIGN PLEDGES...BEGINNING WITH HOMELAND SECURITY.
(SOT) "our vast intelligence enterprise will be more unified, coordinated and effective than ever before and the Ameri

can people will be more secure as a result." THE PRESIDENT CALLED ON LAWMAKERS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE TO PUT POLITICS ASIDE AS HE TRIES TO GET HIS DOMESTIC AGENDA PASSED. THAT AGENDA INCLUDES REFORMING SOCIAL SECURITY, BUT WHEN PRESSED ABOUT IT, HE SHIED AWAY FROM SPECIFICS BEYOND WHAT HE'S ALREADY PROPOSED: THAT YOUNGER WORKERS BE ABLE TO SET ASIDE A PORTION OF THEIR PAYROLL TAXES INTO PRIVATE ACCOUNTS.
(SOT) you know, you can't use the money to go to the lottery or take it to the track. There would be -- it's like some

of the guidelines with some of the thrift savings plans. BUT HE WAS SPECIFIC ABOUT HIS CABINET... DEFENDING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DONALD RUMSFELD AFTER CALLS FOR HIS RESIGNATION OVER HIS HANDLING OF THE IRAQ WAR AND ITS AFTERMATH.
SOT:The secdef of war

AND IN THIS TIME OF WAR.....NAT....THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO INSIST THE SITUATION IN IRAQ IS IMPROVING EVEN THOUGH THE SIGHTS AND SOUND THERE...NAT...GIVE A MUCH BLEAKER OUTLOOK... JUST A MONTH BEFORE SCHEDULED ELECTIONS.
(SOT)WE MUST MEET THE OBJECTIVECONFIDENT WE WILL
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THIS WAS THE 17TH SOLO NEWSCONFERENCE OF MR. BUSH'S PRESIDENCY....IT COMES JUST THIRTY DAYS BEFORE HE IS SWORN INTO OFFICE FOR A SECOND TERM. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBSNEWS, WASHINGTON.))


[Kilgore]


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The 2005 General Assembly session is just weeks away and lawmakers are working to garner support for their agendas.

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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Attorney General Jerry Kilgore outlined his today. He hopes to push the "Death Penalty Enhancement Act." One that would make any defendant who participates in a capital murder eligible for the death penalty. It would also eliminate automatic life in prison when a sentencing phase ends in a hung jury.
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[IN Q=Under this legislation]

((JERRY KILGORE/VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: UNDER THIS LEGISLATION A HUNG JURY WILL NO LONGER EQUAL LIFE IN PRISON. NOW THE COURT WILL BE ABLE TO DISMISS THE HUNG JURY AND IMPANEL A DIFFERENT ONE TO CONSIDER WHETHER THE DEFENDANT SHOULD RECEIVE THE DEATH PENALTY.))
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[OUT Q=receive the death penalty]
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Kilgore also wants to create gang- free school zones and enact tougher penalties for those who manufacture methamphetamine in the presence of a child. He says he also wants to decrease regulatory burdens on small business owners.
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Leo says another cold night's ahead, but is a warm-up to follow?
The forecast when News Seven returns.
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And don't adjust your set.
Why Santa was wearing blue for a while today.
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[Mexico-Soccer]


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Sports history may soon be made in Mexico-
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pending the International Football Association's approval that is. Mexican soccer club *Celaya* signed on female striker Maribel Dominiguez today, who played for her country at the Athens olympics. If F-I-F-A gives the go-ahead, she'll be the first woman to play on a men's team. Dominiguez says she knows the challenge won't be easy and asks the people who don't believe in her, to at least give her the opportunity to try.
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[Blue-Santa]


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Santa traded in his usual red outfit for a few hours this afternoon.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Dressed all in blue, Santa handed out gifts at Roanoke's Carilion Community Hospital this morning.
The toys and donations go to sick kids as part of the Blue Santa project by the Roanoke Police Academy.
It involves recruits from both Roanoke and Roanoke County.
Blue Santa also picked up some cold cash from Wachovia today to help pay for more gifts.
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[S-Extra]


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The City of Champions celebrates its latest state football title. The Macho Man commits to play for the Hokies. And T-O is likely done for the season. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Green Bay, WI/CBS; :00]

Packers wide receiver Robert Ferguson, who lost his helmet and almost lost his head yesterday will stay in the hospital at least one more night as he recovers from the clothesline tackle from Jacksonville safety Donovin Darius yesterday.
Ferguson suffered a concussion and was temporarily paralyzed below the waist when he was hit Sunday. He regained feeling and movement on his way to the hospital.
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The newly crowned Division Four state football champs were honored tonight as Salem rolled
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]

out the red carpet for their beloved Spartans. Despite the bitterly cold conditions, an estimated 2000 fans turned out at the Salem Civic Center to cheer on coach Stephen Magenbauer and the 13-and-1 team. The Civic Center staff provided free food for those in attendance, the Salem Band provided some entertainment, and all year long the players provided the coach with some great memories.
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[OUT Q=...have been eliminated."]
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[S-Macho]


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The Virginia Tech Hokies have been riding a wave of success and euphoria ever since winning the ACC title. This afternoon the program got more good news as the number one rated high school player in the state verbally committed to the Hokies.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/This Season; :00]

Victor "Macho" Harris picked the Hokies over UVa, Michigan, and Southern California. The 6-0, 180-pound Highland Springs star rushed for 2346 yards this season, averaged 10 and a half yards per carry and he scored a total of 31 touchdowns. For his career, Harris had over 5300 yards rushing and 65 touchdowns.
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[OUT Q=...I CAN BREATH NOW."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Frank Beamer watched Macho play this season in person, but the big part of the recruiting process was handled by assistant Jim Cavanaugh.
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[OUT Q=...it feels really good."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Harris got even closer to Cavanaugh and Beamer when they were in Richmond for their home visit earlier this month. A grease fire last Wednesday at Harris' home burned the star in several places and will force him to have a skin graft tomorrow, just as Coach Beamer did when he was a youngster.
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Macho is expected to play defensive back his freshman season at Tech. His commitment gives Tech three of the top five prospects in the state at this time.

[S-Owens]


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The Eagles Super Bowl plans took a big hit today as Terrell Owens, their all-pro receiver was diagnosed with a broken leg. He has a fractured fibula below the right knee and a high ankle sprain so severe that he will need surgery. Still, the Eagles think he could make it back if they go all the way.
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[IN Q=bite]
[SUPER=01-Rick Burkholder/Eagles Head Trainer;:00]
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[OUT Q=...VERY, VERY QUICKLY."]
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[S-Wasps]


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Emory and Henry has named it new head football coach. Don Montgomery, an assistant football coach at Mount Union College comes to Emory after 27 years in Alliance, Ohio.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-This Season; :00]

He replaces the legendary Lou Wacker who announced his retirement last month, ending a 23-year E&H coaching career that was marked by a record 11 ODAC titles, five trips to the NCAA playoffs and two undefeated regular seasons. This past season's team was 4 and 6.
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[S-ACC]


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The ACC not only has seven teams in the top 25 again this week, but the league has four in the top 10. Georgia Tech is 9th, Duke is 6th, Wake Forest is 5th, and the North Carolina Tarheels are 4th.
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[SUPER=01-Roy Williams/UNC Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=...BELIEVE IT THAT."]
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A Kentucky teenager might have expected a visit from the fashion police- not the REAL police. And now she's suing.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington, KY;]

Jacqueline Duty was denied access to her prom because of her dress. Today she filed a lawsuit in US District Court. When she arrived to the dance in the red white and blue confederate flag dress, she was escorted off the property by police.
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((REPORTER/; THAT SYMBOL HAS IN MANY PEOPLE'S OPINION BECOME POLITICALLY INCORRECT AND IN FACT HAS COME TO SYMBOLIZE A RACIST STAND, CAN YOU APPRECIATE THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT? JACQUELINE DUTY/FILED SUIT ; YES, I DO BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN OPINIONS, AND MINE ISN'T THAT, BUT IT'S SOMETHING WRONG. IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S RIGHT TO ME AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT MANY PEOPLE FOUGHT AND DIED FOR.))
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[OUT Q=and died for.]
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Duty believes her constitutional rights were violated. She's suing for defamation, false imprisonment and assault. Duty's attorney will allow a jury to set the damages, but says it will be more than 50-thousand dollars.
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