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Coming up on News 7-
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Roanoke's New Years resolution is to deplete the deer population. Why the program's getting a late start. Plus, the latest on the aftermath of a huge earthquake and the resulting tidal waves. And, New York turns to its crystal ball for a rockin' New Year's Eve.
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News 7 is next.

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Most agree deer are a huge problem in our area so why, then, is Roanoke delaying the solution?
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If you're sick of deer and live in Roanoke, you'll have to be patient.
The city's plan to bait and then kill deer has been pushed back. [***ROLL ENG3 MONITOR VIDEO***]
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Justin McLeod is here now to tell us why. So Justin why the wait?
Shannon, the city says the delay will actually be a good thing.
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By holding off just a few weeks, more deer may be killed.
Last year, only 109 deer were taken, this year the aim is much higher.
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(( Roanoke had hoped to have its deer management program underway by now but that's not the case.
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((STEVE LUGAR/ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT: WE'VE DECIDED TO TAKE THE ADVICE OF THE COMPANIES THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THE DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM TO DELAY ACTUALLY TAKING THE DEER TO LATER IN THE SEASON OR LATER IN THE YEAR.)) [Runs10]
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Here's why.
It will be easier to kill deer in January, because they'll be more desperate for food.
The city hopes to kill nearly 400 deer by hiring a federal agency and a private contractor called White Buffalo.
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((STEVE LUGAR/ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPT.: WHITE BUFFALO WILL COME INTO THE AREA AND BAIT CERTAIN AREAS IN THE CITY FOR A PERIOD OF A TIME, AND THAT AFTER A PERIOD PASS, WHEN THE DEER ARE ATTRACTED TO THE BAIT THEN THEY WILL COME IN AND REMOVE THE DEER.)) [Runs13]
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There's also another major change.
Last year, retired police officers killed the deer during the wee hours of the morning.
This year, sharp shooters will be used from dusk until dawn.
The city says safety will still be their number one concern.
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((STEVE LUGAR: THEY'LL BE ALL THROUGHOUT THE CITY MAINLY AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT IN WOODED AREAS OR ON PROPERTY THAT BACK UP TO WOODED AREAS.)) [Runs08]
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The two companies have already visited Roanoke and conducted site assessments.
However, the city declined to say where the sharp shooters will kill deer, citing safety reasons.
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Shannon, all the deer killed will be donated to the Hungers for the Hungry program.

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Students at the Roanoke Academy of Math and Sciences were supposed to begin classes in a brand new school after Christmas break- but they'll have to wait a little bit longer.
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The new RAMS school on 19th street is not ready.
Principal Toni Belton now says the move's been delayed until January 25th-
While students are on break, it's clear construction workers are not.
Belton says workers are putting a priority on getting classrooms and the cafeteria ready for the new move-in date.
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A top U-N official says it may be weeks before the full toll of yesterday's earthquake and tidal waves in South Asia is known. Well over 23-thousand are dead .. with thousands more still missing.
Drew Levinson reports.
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((ALL ALONG THE COAST -- FROM ASIA TO AFRICA -- IT'S A SIGHT OF DEVASTATION AND DESPAIR. MILLIONS OF PEOPLE LEFT HOMELESS BY THE TSUNAMI ARE NOW IN DESPERATE NEED OF SHELTER, CLOTHING, AND CLEAN WATER. RELIEF EFFORTS HAVE BEGUN POURING IN -- BUT SO FAR THEY'VE ONLY SCRATCHED THE SURFACE OF WHAT COULD BE THE COSTLIEST DISASTER ON RECORD.
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"The cost of the devastation will be in the billions of dollars...probably many billions of dollars." THE NUMBERS ARE STAGGERING: MORE THAN 12-THOUSAND PEOPLE KILLED IN SRI LANKA, SOME 5-THOUSAND IN INDONESIA, AND 4-THOUSAND IN INDIA. RED CROSS OFFICIALS ESTIMATE MORE THAN 23-THOUSAND DEATHS IN THE REGION OVERALL -- BUT THOUSANDS ARE STILL MISSING -- AND BODIES CONTINUE TO WASH ASHORE.
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THE 9-POINT-0 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE STRUCK OFF THE ISLAND OF SUMATRA EARLY SUNDAY, AND UNLEASHED DEADLY TIDAL WAVES. TOURISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD...VACATIONING IN THAILAND AND SRI LANKA...FOUND THEMSELVES TRAPPED BY THE FAST-MOVING WATER. SCORES OF TRAVELERS DID NOT SURVIVE.
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"All we heard was this almighty bang and the next thing the place was flooded. It was up to there." (pointing to his chest)
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"My leg is injured, my arm is hurt, I'm missing a tooth...but a lot of people are worse off than me."
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U.S. OFFICIALS ARE STILL TRYING TO CONTACT HUNDREDS OF AMERICANS WHO REMAIN UNACCOUNTED FOR IN THE REGION. THEY'RE ALSO SENDING AT LEAST 15-MILLION DOLLARS IN IMMEDIATE AIDE.
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"This is indeed an international tragedy, and we're going to do everything we can to assist the nations that have been affected in dealing with this tragedy." PRESIDENT BUSH HAS SENT WRITTEN CONDOLENCES TO THE LEADERS OF NATIONS RECOVERING FROM THE TRAGEDY ... AS THE U.S. NOW TAKES THE LEAD IN THE RELIEF OPERATION. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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This is what the nine-point-oh magnitude quake looked like on readouts from a seismograph at the Virginia Tech Airport. The earthquake is the strongest in the world since 1964. Blacksburg's seismic information has already been sent to the U-S Geological Survey for analysis.
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[Quake-Aid]


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The death toll continues to rise in Sri Lanka, the country hit hardest by the massive waves.
Residents in the Roanoke Valley with ties to the region are organizing disaster aid.
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The latest figures put the death toll in Sri Lanka at more than 12- thousand, and as many as a million people are homeless.
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Roanoke County Doctor Sam Samarasinghe (SAM-ah-rah-SING-huh) grew up in the coastal region devastated by the tsunami, and was preparing to vacation there.
Now, he and his family are collecting donations of money and disaster supplies.
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((DR. SAM SAMARASINGHE: IT'S DIFFICULT TO SEE THIS KIND OF SUFFERING, BUT WE'RE TRYING TO PROVIDE AS MUCH HELP AS WE CAN.)) ((KATHY SAMARASINGHE; HOW COULD YOU LOOK AT THESE PHOTOGRAPHS AND NOT FEEL COMPELLED TO DO SOMETHING. THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO DID NOT REALLY HAVE MUCH TO BEGIN WITH. NOW THE LOSS OF LIFE IS PHENOMENAL.))
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Authorities in Sri Lanka are requesting a variety of items including plastic sheeting, duct tape, linens and blankets, candles, canned food, bottled water, clothing and over the counter pain medications.
Donations may be dropped off at the Comprehensive Pain Management Centers located on Franklin Road near the Summit Apartments.
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The first shipment of supplies will leave Roanoke tomorrow afternoon.

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So what's the chance of a similar disaster hitting the East Coast of the United States?
Scientists say not much.
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Tens of millions of people live along the eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine.
Geology professors say the sea floor of the Atlantic is not conducive to big or efficient earthquakes that cause tsunamis.
They big waves are more likely to be triggered by *other* natural events.
In July of 1992, a fast moving thunderstorm created a wave at least ten feet high that crashed ashore in Daytona Beach Florida.
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((PROFESSOR JOSE BORRERO/UNIV. OF S. CALIFORNIA; IT WAS ON THE NIGHT OF JULY THIRD SO HAD IT BEEN TWELVE HOURS LATER, YOU COULD HAVE HAD HUNDREDS KILLED ON DAYTONA BEACH.))
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Geologists say if you have to worry about something on the East Coast, make it hurricanes.
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A new tape believed to be from Osama bin Laden.
How it might affect elections in Iraq when News Seven returns.
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Plus a local jail keeps a close watch on its inmates by looking them straight in the eye.
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It looks like yet another Osama Bin Laden audiotape has surfaced.
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The Al-Jazeera network aired it today. In it- a voice identified as Bin Laden's endorses Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi as his deputy in Iraq. Al-Zarqawi is responsible for numerous car bombings and beheadings of hostages in Iraq. The tape also calls for a boycott of next month's Iraqi election.
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[Jail-security]


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It's not the latest in technology, but it's still pretty much state-of-the art security.
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Iris scanners keep track of inmates in the Roanoke County- Salem Jail. A camera takes a picture of each inmate's right eye. That image takes the place of fingerprints, wrist bands and ID cards. Once an inmate's personal data is stored, he can re-confirm his identity simply by looking in the lens.
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((SGT. BRIAN KEENUM/ROANOKE CO. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT; IT ALSO KNOWS IF THERE'S SOMEONE IN THE AREA THAT'S AN ENEMY, FOR AN EXAMPLE. IF THEY'RE BEEN IN A FIGHT BEFORE, EITHER ON THE STREET OR HERE IN THE JAIL. IT WILL IDENTIFY THAT PERSON AND SAY THEY CAN'T GO THERE, BECAUSE THERE'S SOMEONE THEY MAY HAVE A CONFRONTATION WITH.))
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The system can prevent the embarrassing situations like the accidental release of an inmate at the City Jail last week. In that case one inmate simply assumed the identity of another man who WAS due for release.
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[Stolen-Badge]


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Danville police fear someone may use stolen gear to impersonate an officer.
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Officer Billy Chaney was off-duty Thursday night, when he parked his personal vehicle in the parking lot of the Rock Ola Cafe' on Crown Drive. Chaney says when he returned to his car, he discovered his badge, handgun and other credentials had been stolen. Police now warn people to ask for identification, if they question an officer's credentials.
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Several thousand gathered for a victory rally to support Ukranian opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko.
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The preliminary tally in Ukraine's re-run presidential election showed him winning by a significant margin. He promises to end corruption and reform the damaged Soviet economy. For those who have shown support for Yushchenko through everything from vote fraud and claims of political poisoning- victory was sweet.
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((IT WAS OUR WAR AND I THINK THAT WE WON.))
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However his opponent- Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich- refuses to accept the results and says he will challenge them in court.
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The mayors of Blacksburg and Aurburn Alabama put their team pride on the line.
More on their Sugar Bowl Bet when News 7 returns.
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Plus organizers of this year's Tournament of Roses parade are gambling on a possible wash-out.
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The presents are opened, the commotion is over and now people are headed home....
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The rush has gone from the malls to the airports. Roanoke Regional Airport says today is its busiest travel day. Throughout the Christmas holiday- travelers across the country met long lines, delays and lost luggage. While things have gotten better- some passengers were still waiting this afternoon.
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((CHELSEA BATEY, WAITING FOR PASSENGER: HER DAD CALLED SAYING THEY LEFT 25-MINUTES LATE, SO WE'RE NOT SURE WHEN SHE'S GOING TO GET HERE.)) ((MIRIAM RADCLIFF, HOLIDAY TRAVELER: I GOT MY LUGGAGE YESTERDAY, SO I WENT THREE-DAYS WITHOUT MY LUGGAGE. SO AT THAT POINT, IT'S LIKE WHY I'D EVEN PACK IT- BUT ITS OKAY -I GOT IT.))
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Officials are now looking toward this weekend when Sugar Bowl travel will rule the airport. More than 400-charter airline passengers are expected on Friday, while 600 are expected on Saturday- that's in ADDITION to regular passengers.
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[Retail-Sales]


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It was a good Christmas for stores at Valley View Mall.
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Managers tallied the numbers from last week today.
They say sales are up over last year.
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((LOUISE DUDLEY/VALLEY VIEW MALL: WE HAD MODERATE INCREASES LEADING UP TO THE LAST WEEKS. THE LAST TWO WEEKS WE HAD HEAVY TRAFFIC OBVIOUSLY THE SHOPPERS WAITED TO THE LAST MINUTE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SALES AND DISCOUNTS.))
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Dudley says jewelry sales were especially strong.
The holiday season is crucial to retailers- Sales during the last weeks of December account for 30 to 40 percent of store earnings for the entire year.
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[NY-Ball]


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The New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square will mark its 100th anniversary this Friday.
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The one thousand pound crystal ball used in the ball-drop was unveiled today It is six feet in diameter and consists of more than 5-hundred Waterford Crystal triangles. 6-hundred light bulbs and 90-rotating mirrors give it its illumination. The first ball drop ceremony took place in 1907, while the first Times Square New Year's Eve celebration was held in 1904.
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Once the ball drops, the crowd will dissipate in New York and appear in California for the 116th Tournament of Roses Parade. Decorators are laying seeds and other dried non-perishables on the floats. The materials make up a foundation for flowers and vegetation to be applied later on. Clouds are looming and organizers are concerned the parade could see rain for the first time in years.
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The Cavaliers lose in overtime to Fresno State in the MPC Bowl, The Hokies will meet the New Orleans police in the Big Easy, and Tech take son Morgan State in men's hoops
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but first our extra point. The national championship participants arrived in Miami today. Bob Stoops and his Oklahoma Sooners came off the plane and were greeted by well wishers as they begin preparing for the January fourth Orange Bowl

against USC. The Trojans also arrived in Miami. USC is an early 2 and a half point favorite.
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Fresno State quarterback Paul Penigar exploited UVa's pass defense by hitting five different receivers for touchdowns as his Bulldogs added UVa to their list of victims to fall to the giant killers in a 37-34 overtime MPC Bowl win today.
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UVa was looking for a third straight bowl win while Fresno State was making their sixth consecutive bowl appearance.
Alvin Pearman would scored first on a 13 yard touchdown run. Pearman did not play the second half though due to a knee injury.
The Cavs score two unanswered TD's as Hagans hits Michael McGrew on a seven yard touchdown pass and
then he runs the rock in from 8 yards away, 21-7 UVa. Tied at 24 all in the fourth, Wally Lundy scores from 20 yards out to put UVa back on top 31-24.
[SUPER=34-Fresno State/37/Virginia/34;]But on 4th down with 11 seconds left in the game, Fresno State quarterback Peni

gar finds Jeron Fairman in the corner for the TD and we are going to overtime tied at 31.
After a UVa field goal, the Bulldogs get their offensive chance and Penigar capitalizes with a TD completion to his tight end Steven Spock and the game is over, Uva loses 37-34 and finishes 8 and 4.
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[S-Bourbon]


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Tomorrow, ninth ranked Virginia Tech travels to New Orleans to start its week long workouts for third ranked Auburn. In addition to X's and O's, a meeting with the Big Easy police force is a priority for Frank Beamer.
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(( Welcome to New Orleans - where the freaks come out at night - and any other time during the day for that matter. Things that will get you thrown in jail in southwest Virginia will get you a strand of beads in on Bourbon Street. ((BITES:)) Two previous trips to the city in 1995 and 1999 have taught Tech valuable lessons on how to deal with the temptation and excess. Plus there's a constant reminder. In 1995 - Hokie Keith Short missed curfew and was sent home on a Greyhound bus. ((BITES:)) The Hokies will be headquarterd at the New Orleans Marriott - which is in shouting distance of the French Quarter. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))
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[S-Hokies]


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On to college basketball where Virginia Tech would improve to 5 and OH all time against Morgan State University tonight.
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The Hokies came into this game in a fog, having lost two straight at the Cassell, but that streak would end.
The Hokies get moving in a hurry as Jamon Gordon takes the pass and is gonna convert on the jumper for two of his six points on the night.
The Bears answer with defense. After grabbing the rebound, Morgan State gets the rock down court quickly and Timothy Mathis banks one in to tie it up early.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/67/Morgan State/54;]Gordon with a little D of his own, he steals the ball and finds Daron Wa

shington on the run and he makes the game statement with the slam.
Then, Zabian Dowdell takes the pass down low and takes flight for a jam of his own, tow of his team high 17. Tech wins 67-54 and improves to 6 and 4 on the season.
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[S-Pope]


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Northside will host the 6th annual Northside Invitational holiday tournament starting tomorrow. Eight of the area's top teams with several local standout players will lace 'em up at the Vikings gym.
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Games begin at 2:30 and the night session opens at 6 o'clock with the nightcap at 7:45.
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[Tech-Bet]


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Blacksburg is placing its bets on Tech.
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This morning Mayor Roger Hedgepeth made a friendly wager over the phone with Auburn Mayor Bill Hamm. Tech and Auburn will meet January third in the Sugar Bowl. Today the two mayors agreed the town council of the losing school will have to wear the winning team's jerseys at their next meeting. The loser will also have to send a gift basket to the winning community. Though the call was competitive.... it wasn't only about sports.
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((ROGER HEDGEPETH: I WAS INTRIGUED. I LOOKED ON THE INTERNET AND READ ABOUT YOUR VILLAGE CENTERS AND NEIGHBOR HOOD CENTERS IN DOWNTOWN, PERHAPS WE TRADE A LITTLE INFORMATION. WE'LL WE'D LOVE TO HAVE AN EXCHANGE. MAYBE YOU COULD COME VISIT US.))
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Blacksburg's Mayor says he's confident he won't be the one sending a basket or wearing a jersey.
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[WIPE TO MIKE LIVE BOARD FS]
WDBJ-7 is your place for Sugar Bowl coverage.
Mike Stevens will be in New Orleans with the Hokies and their fans and will have live reports starting Thursday.
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