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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The deadly Iraqi mess-hall attack hits home for two local families. One man is killed- another is hailed as a h
ero for his work.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


Also tonight the call for aid went out locally to help earthquake and Tsunami victims - is the aid coming in? We'll check it out.
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[ANCHOR=steve]
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In sports, we will check in on three different high school boys and girls holiday basketball tournaments, plus how USC and Auburn look a lot alike to the Hokies
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[VO-NAT]


and Virginia Tech opens the Lady Luck Classic tonight.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The last week of December is acting more like late October. The mild temperature and precipitation outlook coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=JEan 2-Shot]

A local soldier is recognized for stepping up after last week's suicide attacks in Mosul...
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[SOT@12:10.00]

((NICHELLE WARREN: THAT'S JUST RICKY. THAT'S JUST THE TYPE OF PERSON HE IS...))
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Meanwhile, the parents of another Virginia soldier who died in the attack say their son was a true hero.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


And I'm Jean Jadhon.

[Warren]


[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]
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Sergeant First Class Ricky Warren jumped in and helped the wounded after last week's deadly blast in Mosul.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The Rocky Mount native received praise and a special coin for his heroic acts from an Army General. [***WARREN GRAPHIC IN MONITOR***]
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Jean & Susan /BAM;]

Susan Bahorich spoke with his wife this afternoon. Susan? Jean/Keith- The family of Sargeant First Class Ricky Warren wasn't surprised.
[LIVE= Susan /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@SUSAN1]

They say that's just the kind of man he is...
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nats- Nichelle Warren's husband... ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=03-Mosul, Iraq/Richmond Times-Dispatch Photos; :12]
[SUPER=01-Nichelle Warren/Husband's Deployed; 22]
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[OUT Q=...to come home.]

(( [nats-from 19:50.00] [runs:03]
Nichelle Warren's husband is being hailed as a hero. The 44-year-old Sergeant is a Virginia National Guardsman who sprang to action after a bombing at his U.S. military base in Mosul. Sergeant First Class Ricky Warren helped the wounded as chaos erupted around him.

[SOT@14:33.00]
[INQ=Just the type...]

((NICHELLE WARREN, HUSBAND DEPLOYED: JUST THE TYPED OF PERSON HE IS. HE DOESN'T BRAG, JUST A JOB THAT HAS TO BE DONE. I THINK HE'S PROUD OF HIS SOLDIERS. HE ALWAYS TALKS ABOUT THEM WHAT A GOOD SUPPORT THEY ARE AND HOW CLOSE ALL OF THEM ARE.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUTQ=... all of them are.]


When it was all said and done- 22-people died that day. Warren didn't escape unscathed- he suffered hearing loss in his right ear and had some teeth knocked loose. For keeping his cool and doing what had to be done- Warren was recognized with a special coin.
His wife says Ricky and the men in his unit are upbeat and focusing on the job at hand, while looking toward the future.

[SOT@18:33.00]
[INQ=I think...]

((WARREN: I THINK WE REALLY NEED TO REALIZE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SACRIFICE FOR ALL OF US TO WALK AROUND LIKE HOW WE ARE. I'M REALLY PROUD OF HIM AND LOVE HIM TO DEATH. I JUST WANT HIM TO COME HOME.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUTQ=.. to come home.]))
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[LIVE=Susan /FULL BAM]

This isn't the first time Sargeant First Class Warren has been recognized. An incident before thanksgiving may earn him a bronze star. His wife tells us the paperwork is being processed now.
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Jean & Susan /BAM;]

Keith and Jean- Nichelle Warren says Ricky will move from Mosul to kuwait at the end of January, and then hopefully be home sometime in March.

[Nick-Mason]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The parents of one of the Virginia National Guardsmen killed in that same attack say their son believed in what he was doing.
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[VO-NAT]

Vic and Christine Mason spoke about their 20-year old son, Nick, who died last week in the mess hall attack.
[SUPER=03-King George Co.]

Vic Mason says his son always wanted to be in the military. Christine Mason says we- -as a nation- -need to focus on the positive, to realize what our troops are fighting for.
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[SOT 15:37:38]
[IN Q=What they are]

((CHRISTINE MASON/SOLDIER'S MOTHER; ...WHAT THEY ARE DOING FOR US, WHAT THEY ARE DOING FOR PEOPLE THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW.
THEY ARE MAKING IT SO THOSE PEOPLE CAN LIVE LIKE WE LIVE OVER HERE. THAT IS WHAT A HERO IS.))
[SUPER=01-Christine Mason/Soldier's Mother]
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[OUT Q=a hero is.]
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[VO-NAT]

Nick Mason had completed one year of course-work at Virginia Tech and planned to return to pursue a degree in Agriculture.
His Guard unit was deployed to Iraq a year ago and was due home in February.
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[Hairston]


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Police continue to look for an additional suspect in the murder of a Martinsville woman.
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[VO-NAT]

Today they released a photo of 25 year old James Benjamin Hairston. He been charged as an accessory before the fact in the murder of Lisa Thomas.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape;]


Thomas was killed inside her Martinsville clothing store in September, 2000.
Her husband, Maverick Thomas, and his friend, Malvester Dixon, are charged with capital murder. The Prosecutor revealed at Dixon's preliminary hearing two weeks ago that a warrant had been issued for Hairston. The alleged trigger man in the case says Hairston provided the .22 revolver he used to kill Lisa Thomas.
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[Nelson-Murder]


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Nelson County authorities have charged a man with murder in a fatal shooting this morning.
The sheriff's office says the victim was 23-year-old Wayne Wilkerson of Schuyler.
Wilkerson was shot twice early this morning at a house in the Schuyler area.
Deputies arrested a suspect at the scene, 40-year-old Dwayne Scott Wyland, and recovered a handgun.
They believe a domestic dispute led to the shooting.

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A Bland County Sheriff's Deputy is recovering after being attacked on the job. Sergeant K. D. DeHart was trying to serve a search warrant on 31 year old Teddy Brent Davis. Investigators say a fight broke out with Davis and his father, 60 year old Teddy Donald Davis. Dehart suffered a broken leg. The father and son were arrested and charged with malicious wounding and attempted intimidation by force, of a police officer.

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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Still ahead on News Seven, Southwest Virginia pitches in to help the victims of this weekend's deadly tidal waves.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


And an early morning for the Virginia Tech Hokies as they head to New Orleans and their Sugar Bowl battle with Auburn.
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[1st-Wx]
[Quake-Aid]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

The number of confirmed deaths from Sunday's earthquake and tsunamis climbed to more than 52- thousand today... millions more have been driven from their homes.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

Here in western Virginia, residents are responding to the reports of devastation with donations of money and supplies.

[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & JoeD /Microwave;]

tonight Joe Dashiell is outside the Roanoke medical office which has served as the drop-off point. Joe, how is that effort going?
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]

Keith and Jean, the local relief effort was organized by Doctor Sam Samarasinghe, who grew up in the southern coastal region of Sri Lanka. He and his wife Kathy say they are elated by the Roanoke Valley's response.
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[SUPER=01-Anita St.Clair/Contributor; :41]
[SUPER=01-Peggy Miller/Contributor; :51]
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[OUT Q=make their lives a little better.]

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[IN Q=It's small]

((IT'S SMALL, BUT THERE'S A LOT IN IT.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=but there's a lot in it.]

Delivery after delivery filled the front hall of Comprehensive Pain Management Centers, Dr. Samarasinghe's Roanoke practice. Clothing, medical supplies, and cases of bottled water were just some of the items Roanoke Valley residents have contributed.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I work at ]

((BRENDA ALLIE: I WORK AT DUNMAN FLORAL SUPPLIES IN VINTON AND WE SELL CANDLES, SO EVERYBODY JUST STARTED PUTTING THEIR MONEY TOGETHER SO WE GOT OVER A HUNDRED CANDLES, AND THE ONES THAT WERE DONATING MONEY I STOPPED AND GOT EIGHT CASES OF WATER, AND WITH THE MONEY LEFT OVER I GOT SOME MEDICAL SUPPLIES.))
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[OUT Q=I got some medical supplies.]


Many who responded to the local appeal say they have been watching coverage of the devastation, and felt compelled to do what they could for the victims.
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((ANITA ST.CLAIR: I FEEL LIKE WE'RE ALL ONE PEOPLE, AND I'VE HAD TO HAVE HELP IN MY LIFE AND SO IF I CAN TURN AROUND AND HELP SOMEBODY ELSE I WANT TO DO THAT TOO.)) ((PEGGY MILLER: THESE PEOPLE ARE IN NEED, QUITE A BIT OF NEED, AND WE ALL HAVE A LITTLE BIT WE CAN GIVE TO MAKE THEIR LIVES A LITTLE BETTER.))
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[OUT Q=make their lives a little better.]))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]

A local trucking company offered to pick up the donated supplies and transport them to New York. The first shipment is due to leave the office here on Franklin Road/US220 tonight..
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & JOeD /Microwave;]

Keith and Jean, Sri Lanka has a long road to recovery... and organizers of this local effort say they will continue to collect relief supplies as long as they are needed.


[Bedford-Fatals]


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A couple from Moneta died in a wreck in Bedford County this morning.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
State police say 60-year-old Jarvey Gibson rounded a curve on Route 24 near Chamblisburg, ran off the road and struck a tree.
The crash killed him and his 71-year-old wife, Rosie.
Police say neither one was wearing a seat belt.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


A car crashed into an animal clinic near Lynchburg this morning.
State police say the driver hit the gas pedal instead of the brake and slammed through the front door of the building on Waterlick Road.
87-year-old Jewel Moore of Lynchburg wasn't hurt; nor were any animals inside the Seven Hills Clinic.
But Moore did hit a woman before smashing into the glass doors.
Police say HER injuries were minor.
The accident did 20-to-30-thousand dollars damage.
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[VMI-Fatal]


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A Virginia Military Institute Cadet- -home for the holidays in Maryland- -has succumbed to injuries from an auto accident. Adrian Cmerek (SMARE-ick) was a Keydet football and lacrosse player, a member of the Class of 2006. The accident happened last Wednesday near his parent's home in Clarksville, Maryland. Cadet Cmerek died yesterday at the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

[Stocks]


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Investors stepped up end of the year buying. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


The DOW jumped 78 points today.
The NASDAQ rose 23.
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[COMMERCIAL]
[Tech-Leaves]
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[TAPE#=04-55 TC04:12]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The Hokies are in the Big Easy.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

The football team left Blacksburg early this morning for their stint in the Sugar Bowl.
[ANCHOR=Jean ]
[SS=Sugar Bowl]

They play the number three team in the nation, Auburn, next Monday. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa was there to see them off.
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[IN Q=ohh.. cold.]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;:00]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/Virginia Tech Quarterback;:25]
[SUPER=01-Bill Smith/Team Bus Driver;:37]
[SUPER=01-Aaron Jones/Hokie Fan;:52]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach;1:02]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;1:16]
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[OUT Q=news 7, blacksburg.]

((NATS: 26:34:00 WHOO.. COLD.
Cold was an understatement this morning. The team left around 7:30 in chilly conditions for one hot destination.
NATS: 30:51:00 nah leans here we come!!!
Players took pictures and started their own home videos of a trip they expect to be very memorable.
NATS: 30:01:00 YOU GUYS READY.. OH YEA!!

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[SOT: 35:21:00 to :27]
[IN Q=Everybodies ]

((BRYAN RANDALL: EVERYBODY'S RELAXED RIGHT NOW. WE REALIZE IT'S A JOB AT HAND, BUT WE'RE ALSO GOING TO ENJOY OURSELVES WHILE WE'RE DOWN THERE, WE'RE READY.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=we're ready.]


Bill Smith's been driving the team to away games for the last three years. This seasons he's been a sort of good luck charm.

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[SOT: 28:17:00 to :22]
[IN Q=I missed one]

((BILL SMITH: I MISSED ONE GAME DRIVING THEM THIS YEAR BECAUSE I HAD A DEATH IN MY FAMILY AND THEY LOST.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=they lost.]


There was not as much fan fare this time around. The students are still home for Christmas break, but a few did see the team off. Like Aaron Jones who wanted autographs.

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[SOT: 36:19:00 ]
[IN Q=I've been ]

((AARON JONES: I'VE BEEN HERE ABOUT 6:30.. I'VE GOTTEN ABOUT EVERY BODY :24 )) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=everybody.]


And just before the team left for the Big Easy, he got the coach's John Hancock.

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[SOT: 37:31:00 to :44]
[IN Q=I think we're]

((FRANK BEAMER: I THINK WE'RE GOOD, WE TALKED YESTERDAY. WE NEED TO GO DOWN THERE AND HAVE A GOOD TIME, BUT OUR MINDSETS GOTTA BE WE'RE GOTTA GO PLAY A GREAT FOOT BALL GAME CAUSE THAT'S THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP. AND IT TURNS OUT A LOT BETTER IF YOU WIN THAT FOOTBALL GAME. )) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=football game (second time)]



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((RACHEL DEPOMPA: The team was very calm this morning. Excited and ready for fun.. but still they know this is a business trip. When they arrived in the Big Easy, they checked out their practice field and did a little conditioning. Beamer says no matter what day it really is.. tomorrow will be the team's Monday. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Blacksburg;)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=blacksburg;]))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


WDBJ Sports Director Mike Stevens will be in New Orleans with the Hokies and their fans. HIs live reports live reports begin Thursday on News Seven.
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[Sports tease]


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High school hoops tournaments with Byrd, Blacksburg, Salem, Heritage, Martinsville, Patrick Henry, Roanoke Catholic, and Glenvar
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and we will tell you why Tech sees a lot of USC in the Auburn Tigers.
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Lets start with the first of three different high school holiday basketball tournaments in the area. The Northside Invitational tipped off today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Terriers vs. Bruins; :00]

Blacksburg and William Byrd would get things going. Blacksburg's Navy bound star John Bailey take the pass from Jared Jaudon and hitting the jumper from the right side.
[SUPER=33-Blacksburg/70/William Byrd/53;]

Byrd answers. Matt Bird dishes the rock to James Childress who finds the range on the quick turn around. But Blacksburg wins 70-53.
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[S-Mart]


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[ENG#=2]

[WIPE to ENG!!]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Bulldogs vs. Highlanders; :00]

In Game 2 at Northside, Rick Crotts and Glenvar tried to slow Martinsville. Quan Beamer scored 21 points. He helped the Dogs build on an 11 point halftime lead with this 3. Later, Beamer gives up the rock to Marquise Brandon who goes down the lane for the pretty finger roll.
Donzell Williams scored 16 for Glenvar. He misses here, but Ben Chester cleans up the mess with the putback.
[SUPER=33-Martinsville/75/Glenvar/54/;]

It wasn't nearly enough though as Martinsville won 75 to 54.
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The Salem Civic Center is hosting the Member One Holiday Hoopla tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Celtics vs. Patriots; :00]


Joe Gaither's Roanoke Catholic Celtics took on Patrick Henry.
Trailing at the half, Travis Stokes tried to shoot the Patriots right back into things by nailing the baseline jumper for 2.
Catholic's Orlando Walker gets an easy bucket in transition and that was the beginning. [SUPER=33-Roanoke Catholi

c/54/Patrick Henry/51;]
Walker scores 2 more on the break but PH wins 54-51. Garfield beat Hidden valley 49-46 in game two.
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[SUPER=03-Vinton/Spartans vs. Pioneers; :00]


Over in Vinton, the Lady Terrier Christmas Classic tipped off and Heritage Coach Mike Cheek would fight out of a hole.
Salem's Katie Schwizer buries a jumper from the corner pocket to help the Spartans to an 18 point lead.
[SUPER=33-Heritage/44/Salem/55/;]


Heritage tried to hang tough. Brooke Justice bombs away for 3 at the halftime horn. But Salem went on to win it 55-44. Botetourt beat Martinsville 63-44 in the second game.
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[S-VT]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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The Virginia Tech women's basketball team opens the Lady Luck Classic at the Cassell tonight at seven against Southern Miss.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Tech has a 6-4 advantage against the Lady Eagles at the Cassell.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Beth Dunkenberger/7-2 as Tech Women's Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=......against Texas Tech"]
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[S-Tigers]


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The Hokies arrived in New Orleans today. Tomorrow they begin workouts at Tulane University. Already the players and coaches have watched hours and hours of tape on SEC Champion Auburn and Mike Stevens says what they've seen is quite familiar.
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[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD/August 28; :00]
[SUPER=@mike2; :08]
[SUPER=01-Vincent Fuller/VT Senior Safety; :24]
[SUPER=01-Jim Davis/VT Senior Defensive Tackle; :38]
[SUPER=01-Bud Foster/VT Defensive Coordinator; :53]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Third Trip to the Sugar Bowl; 1:07]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]

(( 17 weeks have now passed since the Hokies trotted onto Fed Ex Field for the BCA Classic matchup against Southern Cal. No one knew it at the time, but the Hokies will no open this season against and unbeaten and end it against another. And the records the Tigers and Trojans possess aren't their only similarities. ((BITES)) The Tigers have now won 14 straight games - the program's longest winning streak since 1993. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))
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