[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

If yesterday's attack on a military base in Iraq was the work of a suicide bomber, how did that person get on the
base?
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, you might not even have to crank up the heat to watch your natural gas bill rise.
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[Sports-head]


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In sports, Virginia Tech Sugar Bowl practice rolls on and Byran Randall talks about Marcus Vick, a look at UVa freshman rising basketball star Sean Singletary ,
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[VO-NAT]

and the Virginia Tech men's team chases a fifth win at the Cassell tonight.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]
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Our mild weather will continue for the short term as rain heads in our direction. I'll have your forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]


The military now says yesterday's deadly attack in Iraq was the work of a suicide bomber.
At least one soldier from a Virginia National Guard unit is confirmed to be among the dead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Jean and Keith are off tonight.

[Mosul-Attack]


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[TAPE#=04-39 TC2:02:52]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Casualties]
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The death toll from yesterday's attack on a mess hall in Mosul Iraq stands at 22, 13 of them U-S soldiers.
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[VO-NAT]


The deadly blast now appears to have been caused by a suicide bomber, not a rocket as originally suspected.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Investigators are ]

((GEN. RICHARD MYERS/JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF; INVESTIGATORS ARE ABOUT TO CONCLUDE THEIR LOOK INTO THE EXACT CAUSE OF THE BLAST, AT THIS POINT IT LOOKS LIKE AN EXPLOSIVE DEVICE WORN BY AN ATTACKER. ))
[SUPER=01-Gen. Richard Myers/Joint Chiefs of Staff; ]
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[OUT Q=worn by an attacker]
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[VO-NAT]


The general wouldn't say what evidence shows the explosion was a suicide bomb.
Investigators are still working to find out how the attacker got onto the military base.
[SUPER=03-Ramstein Air Base, Germany]


The defense department says 69 soldiers and civilians were wounded in the attack.
25 of the wounded will return to duty. Many of the rest are being flown to a military hospital in Germany.
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[Families-React]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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At least one Virginia family has already received devastating news.
The family of 20 year old Nicholas Mason confirmed he was killed in the attack.
Mason was from King George County, near Fredericksburg. His family says he attended Virginia Tech for a year before being deployed to Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, the families of other soldiers in the 276th Engineering Battalion are still waiting for news.
Trish Otto was lucky enough to get a call from her husband yesterday, but knowing he wasn't injured wasn't a total relief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I know]

((PATRICIA OTTO/WIFE OF SOLDIER; I KNOW DEEP INSIDE IT'S BREAKING HIS HEART BECAUSE HE LOVES HIS SOLDIERS. HE'D GIVE HIS LIFE FOR ANY OF THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Patricia Otto/Wife of Soldier]
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[OUT Q=for any of them.]
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[VO-NAT]


A reporter with the Richmond Times-Dispatch embedded with the 276th said two of the unit's soldiers were killed and four were wounded.
He also said none of the casualties were from the portion of the unit based in Southwest Virginia.
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[Natural-Gas]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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If you've ever sent an email to someone, you know once you hit send, there's no turning back. One Dominion gas clerk is learning that the hard way -- and it could affect your gas bill. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Myranda /Newsroom;]

Myranda Stephens is here to explain. Shannon, the clerk was sending out the company's storage report to the
[LIVE= Myranda /FULL NEwsroom]
[SUPER=@Myranda1;]

Energy Information Administration, when she accidentally attached the wrong file. Instead of emailing the numbers for one week in late November -- she sent them for September -- showing the company had about 30-BILLION cubic feet of natural gas less than what was actually there.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=it was a fairly]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :07]
[SUPER=01-John Williamson/Roanoke Gas Company CEO; :25]
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[OUT Q=REGION FOR THE WINTER ]
(([SOT 829??]

[RUNS04] ((IT WAS A FAIRLY SIZEABLE ERROR. AND SO IT GOT MAGNIFIED.)) So magnified... that the price of natural gas for December jumped 60-cents per one-thousand cubic feet. An increase analysts say could cost U-S consumers up to one-BILLION dollars. However, it appears Roanoke Gas Company customers may luck out.
[SOT 652]

[RUNS12] ((THAT PRICE DIDN'T LOOK REASONABLE TO US AND SUSTAINABLE BASED ON WHAT WE THOUGHT WAS GOING ON IN THE INDUSTRY, SO WE ONLY BOUGHT WHAT WE HAD TO BUY FOR THAT BASE LOAD FOR DECEMBER.)) But, even THAT cost the company an estimated 434-thousand dollars. Money Williamson says will have to be made up through the consumer.
[SOT 503]

[RUNS10] ((WHILE 434-THOUSAND DOLLARS IS A LOT OF MONEY, IT'S STILL ONLY ABOUT A HALF A PERCENT IMPACT FOR THE TOTAL GAS BILL FOR THIS REGION FOR THE WINTER 13))))
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[LIVE= Myranda /FULL Newsroom]

Williamson says customers will likely see an increase of about four or five dollars -- not per month, but over the entire winter period.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Myranda /NEwsroom;]

He also says mistakes in storage reports happen all the time, but with the gas prices already being so high, this latest one stood out.
(QUESTION: IS DOMINION GAS DOING ANYTHING TO MAKE SURE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN AGAIN?)


Shannon, Dominion says from now on it will have TWO company managers approve the reports before they are sent out.

[Motel-Murder]


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Police have finally identified the man who was murdered at a Roanoke motel.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday]


He is 52 year old Lonnie Marsh.
On Monday, police discovered Marsh's body in a room at the American Motel on Williamson Road.
He'd been stabbed.
Roanoke Police have made no arrests and are asking anyone with information about the crime to give them a call.
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[Shell]


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A well known Radford photographer, accused in the death of one of his models, won't be going on trial anytime soon.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Today a judge postponed the January trial for Bob Shell. He's charged with felony murder in the death of 19 year old Marion Franklin. Franklin died of a morphine over dose in Shell's studio in June of 2003. The judge moved the trial because a digital camera expert for the defense won't be available until late January.
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[SOT:14:45:00 TO :56]
[IN Q=iT'S VITALLY]

((SMALL: IT'S VITALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE WE HAVE SHOW THAT THE CAMERA IN QUESTION WAS INCAPABLE OF PRODUCING THE ACCURATE DATE TIME STAMPS ON WHICH THE COMMONWEALTH IS RELYING..))
[SUPER=01-Marc Small/Shell's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=commonwealth is relying.]
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[VO-NAT]

Much of the Commonwealth's case relies on pictures and video. A new trial date will be set in March.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Radford-Shooting]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

The trial of 21 year old Roy Omar Hodge is just three weeks away. Today the judge ordered the prosecution to give the defense more details on its case.
[SUPER=04-May;]

Hodge is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 25 year old Brian Keith Gray. Gray was shot and killed in his Radford apartment last May, in what police are calling a home-invasion drug robbery.
Police believe Hodge did not pull the trigger, but was an accomplice in the killing.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=dse]
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A Roanoke City inmate takes a holiday vacation from jail.
How he got out and what the jail plans to do about it, next on News Seven at Six.
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Plus how one local company is working overtime to help Virginia Tech fans wear their pride on their sleeves.
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[1st-Wx]
[Jail-Escape]

(NO MINI OPEN)



[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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A Roanoke City inmate was able to get away for the holidays, but it'll cost him.
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[VO-NAT]

Sheriff's officials say 33-year-old Christopher Grant Brenner switched identities with another inmate and left the jail at 9:40 this morning.
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Less than five-hours later he was apprehended at the Laurel Ridge Apartments. Major Jim Brubaker says even though Brenner is back in custody- they continue to investigate the escape.
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[SOT@22:19:33.15]
[IN Q=I've been here...]

((MAJ. JIM BRUBAKER/ROANOKE CITY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: I'VE BEEN HERE 23 1/2 YEARS AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE SEEN THIS TYPE OF INCIDENT OCCUR. THE ONLY OTHER TIME WAS 11-YEARS AGO AND THOSE SUBJECTS WERE CAUGHT WITHIN AN HOUR OR TWO AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Jim Brubaker/Roanoke City Sheriff's Department]
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[OUT Q=... or two as well.]
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Brenner and the other inmate, 27-year-old Gregory Lee Ledbetter -who authorities say could have been released as early as April- are both in segregation with deep security.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Both faces charges in connection with the escape.

[Stolen-Mail]


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U-S postal officials in Roanoke are returning thousands of pieces of stolen mail to the rightful owners today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

Last week, a postal worker at the Main office was fired, after officials suspected he was stealing mail. Charges against the man are pending. In the meantime, officials say they hope to return the stolen mail to customers as quickly as possible.
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[Warner]


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[WRITER=jwi]
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[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


He's entering the last year of his term, but Governor Mark Warner has no intentions of slowing down. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 GRAPHIC IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Jennifer/BAM;]

News 7 Capitol Correspondent Jennifer Wishon recently sat down with the governor. She joins us now with his thoughts on 2004 and his goals for 2005. Shannon, Lawmakers made history in 2004 extending the session by nearly two months while they haggled over the state budget.
[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]

But in the end, Democrat Governor Mark Warner won over the Republican controlled legislature which passed a spending plan that included a one and a half billion dollar tax hike.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond; :07]
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[OUT Q=CONTINUE MOVING FORWARD AND PROSPER]
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[IN Q=People had been]

((MARK WARNER: PEOPLE HAD BEEN TALKING ABOUT TAX REFORM FOR YEARS BUT MOSTLY IT WAS ALL TALK SO WE DECIDED THIS WAS THE YEAR WE WERE GOING TO DO IT.))
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[OUT Q=we were going to do it]

After cutting nearly 20- percent of almost every state agency and consolidating a number of commissions during his first two years, Warner says Virginia still faced a rocky financial future.
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[SOT 23:10:36]
[IN Q=And in my mind it was]

((MARK WARNER: AND IN MY MIND IT WAS FAIRLY SIMPLE. WE EITHER NEEDED TO FIND SOME ADDITIONAL REVENUES AND MAKE OUR TAX CODE FAIRER OR THE OPPOSITION COULD SAY TELL ME WHERE ELSE YOU'RE GOING TO CUT, BUT ALL WE WOULD GET FROM THE OPPOSITION WAS WELL, LET'S JUST GO FIND WASTE AND FRAUD. WELL AFTER SIX BILLION DOLLARS OF CLOSING BUDGET SHORTFALLS I'M NOT SAYING THERE WASN'T MORE OF THAT LEFT, BUT THE OPPOSITION NEVER POINTED TO ANY SPECIFIC PROGRAM OR AREA I WANTED TO CUT.))
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[OUT Q=or area I wanted to cut]

Not long after the legislature voted to raise taxes, Virginia's economy rebounded. Economies in the northern part of the state exploded leaving Virginia a 900- million dollar surplus... Adding money to the state's reserves and fuel to the fire of Warner's tax- reform critics.
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[SOT 23:14:30]
[IN Q=Some of the legislatures]

((MARK WARNER: SOME OF THE LEGISLATORS WHO ARE COMPLAINING ARE THE SAME ONES WHO WERE COMPLAINING LAST YEAR BUT AT THE SAME TIME WERE PUTTING IN MORE REQUESTS FOR SPENDING. YOU CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS.))
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[OUT Q=can't have it both ways]

But at the end of the day, the governor says his proudest moment of 2004 was watching lawmakers tip their partisan hats and come together as Virginians.
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[IN Q=I think what we've got]

((MARK WARNER: I THINK WHAT WE'VE GOT NOW IS THE FINANCIAL FRAMEWORK THAT IS GOING TO ALLOW VIRGINIA TO CONTINUE MOVING FORWARD AND PROSPER.))
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[OUT Q=forward and prosper]))
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[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL BAM]

Coming up tomorrow we'll hear what the governor has up his sleeve for 2005.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Jennifer/BAM;]

Shannon we'll also hear his response to Democrats urging him to run for president in 2008.

[Hardy-Road]


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Residents arguing for more time before being evicted from the Hardy Trailer Park will have to wait until after the holidays for the judge to hear their case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]

The judge granted D-J Cooper, owner of the trailer park, more time to prepare before he has to defend the 60 day eviction notice he gave residents. Some residents don't believe that is enough time and are arguing for 120 days.
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[SOT 09:43:23]
[IN Q=That's what everyone is worrying]

((ELIZABETH THRUSH:THAT'S WHAT EVERYONE IS WORRYING ABOUT. TRYING TO DISPOSE OF THEM OR MOVE THEM OUT. WE DON'T HAVE TIME AS IT STANDS NOW UNTIL WE GET THE INJUNCTION.))
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Thrush/Hardy Trailer Court Association; ]
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[OUT Q=until we get the injunction.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape; ]

The residents have to move because Cooper was forced to shut down a sewage lagoon connected to their homes. Thrush says it's difficult to find a new trailer park and that some residents will have to decide whether they will move their trailers or dispose of them. The residents say they will continue to fight for the extra 60 days they need in order to move.
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[Stocks]


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Wall Street continued its rally today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-x/56.46/10815.89/x/6.12/2157.03;]


The DOW rose another 56 points.
The NASDAQ gained six.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Fresh-Market]


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Another supermarket is coming to southwest Roanoke.
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Fresh Market has signed a lease with Towers mall.
The gourmet food chain based in Greensboro will move into the old Heironimous space.
Fresh Market specializes in perishable and specialty foods.
It has locations across the southeast.
The company says the new Roanoke store should open sometime this spring.
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[Sayre]


[ANCHOR=SHannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-45 TC43:14]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]
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One local company is celebrating the success of Virginia Tech on the football field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; ]

Sayre Enterprises makes t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts and other garments in its Buena Vista facility and sells them at University Sportswear locations across Virginia. The company says anything Hokie is flying off the shelves.
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[SOT - 22:54:44]
[IN Q=With the recent victory...]

((SCOTT SAYRE/SAYRE ENTERPRISES; WITH THE RECENT VICTORY OVER MIAMI IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND NOTIFICATION OF GOING TO THE SUGAR BOWL, WE'VE BEEN CHURNING OUT FLEECE JACKETS, SHIRTS, HATS, PULLOVERS, SEATSHIRTS, T-SHIRTS, YOU NAME IT, WE'VE GOT IT OUT THERE. ))
[SUPER=01-Scott Sayre/Sayre Enterprises; ]
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[OUT Q=we've got it out there.]
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[VO-NAT]

The company had A-C-C championship t-shirts at its stores just two hours after the Miami game ended. It says it will be ready to print thousands of t-shirts depending on the outcome of the Sugar Bowl on the night of January third.
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[Sports tease]


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The Hokies look to buck the Broncos in men's basketball, Al Groh compares MPC Bowl opponent Fresno State to the ACC's best,
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[VO-NAT]

and Tech preps for the Sugar Bowl roll on in Blacksburg and Bryan Randall updates us on Marcus Vick.
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[S-VT]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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The Virginia Tech men's basketball team hosts Western Michigan tonight. The Broncos are 3 and OH all time against Tech but the Hokies have a streak of their own. Seth Greenberg's team has won 9 of its last 10 at Cassell Coliseum including a 4 and 1 mark this season.
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[SUPER=01-Seth Greenberg/Va. Tech Head Basketball Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=......their energy]
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[S-Cavs]


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25th ranked UVa takes on 7 and 2 Loyola Marymount tomorrow night at 7:30 at U-Hall. Freshman Philadelphia phenom Sean Singletary is fourth in the team in scoring and first in steals as he continues a smooth transition from high school to college.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Sean Singletary/UVa Freshman Point Guard; :00]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=....just play I'll do alright"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]


Singletary is averaging 10 points and 4 assist a game and has started all eight of the Cavaliers games, which has cost T.J. Bannister some playing time.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=.....as a team"]
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[S-Vick]


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[WRITER=mst]
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The Hokies went through their final pre-Christmas practice this afternoon in Blacksburg. Mike Stevens has more on the break, and a certain player who hasn't seen the practice field all season long.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=@mike2; :09]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/ACC Player of the Year; :23]
[SUPER=04-August 7, 2003; :35]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/18th Season at Virginia Tech; 1:16]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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(( With the chilly workouts in Blacksburg now behind them, the Hokies will celebrate Christmas then return to campus and head to New Orleans. As has been the case all season long - Marcus Vick will not be a part of anything. Yet in many ways he is as close as ever. ((BRYAN RANDALL:)) Even though Vick competed head to head with Randall and took his job in 2003 - the two have spoken often this season.

((BRYAN RANDALL:)) All indications are that Vick has done everything that has been asked of him since he was kicked out of school. And most believe he will be back in 2005. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) The Hokies are scheduled to arrive in New Orleans on December 28th. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))


[S-AL]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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The 8 and 3 Virginia will try and tackle 8 and 3 Fresno State in the Micron PC Bowl December 27th in Boise , Idaho. UVa is the highest ranked team to ever play in this bowl at 18th in the country.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]


But The Bulldogs are no slouch. They are making their sixth straight bowl appearance and have won two straight post season games. Fresno State averages 40 points a game while holding opposing teams to 19 points a contest and the Bulldogs have Al Groh's respect.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=......florida state"]

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