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People in one small Virginia town talk about the loss of one of their own in Iraq.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And our own Mike Stevens files his first report from New Orleans.

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Tonight in sports, more holiday hoops from the high school ranks, and
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the Hokies get acclimated to their surroundings in the Big Easy.
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Our weather pattern is not from the winter cycle. Right now it's all about the mild southwest wind.
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News 7 is next.
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In Iraq and here at home, friends family and fellow soldiers remember two Virginia National Guardsmen killed last week in Iraq.
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[IN Q=We lost two great]

((KNAPP: WE LOST TWO GREAT SOLDIERS TO OUR UNIT.))
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[OUT Q=to our unit]
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Both men will be laid to rest tomorrow.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Jean Jadhon.
[Nick-Mason]
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Friends and family gathered in the small town of King George today to say good- bye to Sergeant Nick Mason.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The 20- year- old was one of two Virginia National Guardsmen killed in last week's mess- hall attack near Mosul.
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News 7's Jennifer Wishon spoke with those who knew him best today and joins us with more. Keith and Jean, Nick Mason is being remembered as an excellent soldier who was
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committed to the mission he set out to accomplish in Iraq. His death has deeply touched his hometown, where everyone remembers Mason with a smile on his face.
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[SUPER=01-Trevor Albert/Nick's Friend; :10]
[SUPER=01-Maj. Joseph Thompson/Virginia National Guard; :40]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Col. John Knapp/Virginia National Guard; 1:04]
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((In this small Virginia town, there aren't too many people who didn't know Nick Mason.
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[IN Q=We were always together]

((TREVOR ALBERT: WE WERE ALWAYS TOGETHER. WE WERE OUR OWN LITTLE BAND OF BROTHERS, I'D SAY, AND IT WAS A REAL SHOCK WHEN WE FOUND ONE OF OUR BROTHERS HAD FALLEN. IT REALLY HIT US AT HOME REAL HARD.)) [RUNS09]
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Trevor Albert grew up with Nick Mason. The two ran track, graduated from high school together, and even became firefighters together.
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[IN Q=You always feel it when]

((TREVOR ALBERT: YOU ALWAYS FEEL IT WHEN IT HITS YOU AT HOME. [cover with fire truck arch here] IT CERTAINLY DID WHEN IT HAPPENED TO NICK.)) [RUNS04]
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Today Mason's fellow firefighters visited his alma- mater to pay tribute to their fallen brother. Along with some 1300- others who wanted to say good- bye to their hero.
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[IN Q=He's the type of guy]

((MAJ. JOSEPH THOMPSON: HE'S THE TYPE OF GUY YOU HAD A JOB, TURNED AROUND, THERE'S A BUNCH OF GUYS STANDING THERE YOU SAY 'HEY MASON COME HERE' AND YOU GIVE HIM A MISSION AND HE'D KNOCK IT OUT.)) [RUNS07]
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[INSERT PICTURE OF NICK HERE] Nick Mason joined the National Guard when he was 17- something his parents say he'd always wanted to do. His fellow guardsmen remember him as an enthusiastic soldier with leadership skills beyond his years and as one soldier put it "just a really good dude."
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[IN Q=He was always smiling]

((LT. COL. JOHN KNAPP: HE WAS ALWAYS SMILING, HE WAS VERY HAPPY, [INSERT PICTURE TO END OF BITE HERE] HE WAS PROUD TO BE A SOLDIER, HE LOVED WHAT HE WAS DOING AND HE WAS VERY COMMITTED TO WHAT WE WERE DOING THERE.)) [RUNS10]
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[IN Q=The support we've been]

((VIC MASON: THE SUPPORT WE'VE BEEN SHOWN IS A TESTAMENT TO [cover with signs here followed by flags] THE PEOPLE THAT HE HAS TOUCHED AND THAT HAVE TOUCHED HIM AND WE'RE ALL PROUD OF HIM.)) [RUNS15]
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Mason had completed one year at Virginia Tech and planned to return to study Agriculture.
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Keith and Jean, he'll be laid to rest tomorrow during a private ceremony at his family's cemetery.

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Mason was having lunch with his friend David Ruhren (Ruin) when the suicide bomb went off.
Both men were from Virginia- both turned 20 while in Iraq. Both died during the attack.
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In Mosul- fellow soldiers gathered this week for a memorial service for the two.
These pictures came from the Army National Guard- Many of the soldiers were still bandaged from the attack.
Commanders and comrades spoke of Mason and Ruhren's courage and commitment- saying a piece of the two will live on in their fellow soldiers.
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[Robbery]


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A robbery suspect is in custody tonight in Roanoke, after a store manager, a candy vendor and customers spoiled his getaway.
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The incident happened around 8 o'clock this morning at the One Stop Market on Williamson Road. A man the manager recognized as a regular customer came into the store, walked behind the counter and stole an undisclosed sum of money.
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[IN Q=My first instinct]

((SHARON UNDERWOOD/STORE MANAGER; MY FIRST INSTINCT WAS THIS MONEY'S NOT MINE, I'M RESPONSIBLE , SO I JUST GRABBED A HOLD. HE WAS TAKING ME RIGHT WITH HIM.))
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[OUT Q=taking me right with him.]
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A candy vendor followed the suspect out of the store, and customers also joined the chase into a nearby neighborhood.
Roanoke Police have charged 32- year- old Reginald Eugene Jackson with robbery. He's being held in the Roanoke City Jail without bond.
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[Sugar-Bowl]


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The Hokies are getting settled in in "The Big Easy", as they continue a week-long process heading up to Monday's Sugar Bowl.
Mike Stevens says the lengthy stay and Tech's unexpected success this season have given the team many opportunities in New Orleans.
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[Tech-Fans]


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Thousands more Hokie fans are preparing to hit the Big Easy. Many buses and charter planes will begin leaving tomorrow.
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Betsy and David Woodruff live in Blacksburg and have a flight out of Roanoke on Friday morning. These rabid Hokie fans are so worried about missing their plane they are actually spending the night in Roanoke tomorrow night, to be closer to the airport.
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((BETSY WOODRUFF: YOU KNOW SOME TRUCKER'S GONNA GET ON 81 AND SURE AS SHOOT HE'S GONNA JACK KNIFE ON 81 AND WE'RE GONNA MISSED THE CHARTERED FLIGHT AND THEY WOULD BE TERRIBLE BECAUSE WE PROBABLY NEVER FIND A COMMERCIAL FLIGHT TO GET DOWN THERE ALL THE COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS ARE BOOKED))
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[OUT Q=commercial flights are booked.]
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For the first time ever, the pair attended every single Hokie game this year.
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Police need help finding a local woman missing for more than a month now.
The details next on News Seven.
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Plus a Franklin County man's planning one big super bowl party, now that he's won a nationwide contest.
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[1st-Wx]
[Missing-Woman]

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Police are asking for help finding aVinton woman who has been missing for more than a month.
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25-year-old Melinda Denise Bond was last seen November 24th. Bond dropped her baby off at her mother's house, but never made it to work and never returned for the child. Two-days later, Bond's mother went to her home in Vinton and found the door unlocked and several thousands of dollars worth of new furniture and audio-visual equipment.
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((DET. STEVEN DOYLE/VINTON POLICE DEPARTMENT: HER MOTHER THOUGHT IT WAS ODD FINDING THAT, AND TAKING INTO ACCOUNT SHE DROPPED THE CHILD OFF WITH ONLY A SINGLE SET OF CLOTHES, SHE REPORTED HER DAUGHTER BEING MISSING WITH OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT.))
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Bond was last seen driving a black 2001 Toyota Tundra pick-up truck with Virginia tag: J-L-U- -9-4-8-8. If you've seen Bond or her truck, you're urged to contact Vinton Police.
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[Giles-Murder]


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The skeletal remains found in a burned home in Giles County are those of a missing Virginia Tech biologist.
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The Roanoke Medical Examiners office confirmed the remains belonged to 44 year old Sue Daniels.
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Giles County investigators believe Niklan Jones killed her, set the house on fire and then killed himself. The medical examiner is still trying to figure out HOW Daniels was killed. Jones' body was found in the woods near Daniel's home a day after the fire destroyed it.
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[Vinton-Fatal]


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Authorities say alcohol was involved in a deadly crash overnight inVinton- but they're still trying to figure out exactly what happened.
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State Police were out at the site re-constructing the crash. Troppers say 43-year-old Mario Rocha of Roanoke had been drinking when he crossed into oncoming traffic on Hardy Road just after one this morning. Rocha hit a car driven by 22-year-old Christopher Rivera. Rocha later died at Roanoke Memorial. Rivera and his passenger, 22-year Stephen Barton are in fair condition.
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[Stocks]


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A drop in Boeing's stock pulled Blue Chips down. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost 25 points today.
The NASDAQ closed almost unchanged.
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[COMMERCIAL]
[Va-Cattle]
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Did you know that agriculture is the number one industry in Virginia?
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Dairy and beef cattle are a big part of that business-
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Now you may want to "moove" some things aside on your coffee table to make room for a new book-
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((NAT SOUND MOOING
If cows could talk.. they could probably tell quite a tale.
Now their story is being told.
It's Virginia's Cattle story- 350 pages of bovine history, facts and stories.
Debbie Snead knows cattle.
She's raised them for years-
and has 200 in Craig County. DEBBIE SNEAD: HONESTLY IT'S A JOY TO READ THROUGH AND FIND THE WONDERFUL HISTORY AND THE SIGNIFICANCE THAT CATTLE HAVE BROUGHT TO THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. JEAN JADHON/NEWS 7: CATTLE HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN IN VIRGINIA FOR 400 YEARS. IN FACT THE FIRST DOCUMENTATION OF CATTLE IN THE COMMONWEALTH DATES BACK TO 1609
The book chronicles the days when cattle came over on ships from Europe and the West Indies-
The stories of colonists showed Indians how to herd cattle- \ SNEAD: THE COLONISTS SHOWED THE INDIANS YOU GO OUT AND CORAL YOUR FISH WITH NETS AROUND THEM IN THE WATER THAT'S WHAT YOU DO WITH CATTLE.
The book also tracks the modernization of milking- the history of beef cattle- and the many places named after cattle- think cow pasture river and bull run- sure signs that cattle are definitely heard in Virginia-))
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The book costs 47 dollars- and helps fund research and scholarships for students in agriculture.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBSITE FS]
For more information- or to order a book- you can go to WDBJ7- dot- com and click on websites in the news.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up, we'll check in on the Hokies in New Orleans,
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and the holiday hoops tourneys roll on in Salem and at Northside.
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[S-Sugar]


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It was Day 2 for the Hokies and Tigers in New Orleans. Despite a 70 degree day, the favorites stayed inside to practice. Mike Stevens has more from outside the Superdome.
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[S-Cuse]


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8 days after a 37 point bowl loss to Ga. Tech, Syracuse has fired Head Coach Paul Pasqualoni.
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Coach P and the Orange were just 6 and 6 the past two years, after a 4 and 8 campaign in 2002. In 14 seasons at the school, Pasqualoni was 107-59 and 1, and won 6 of his 9 bowl games.
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[S-Deron]


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The Virginia tech football team isn't the only group of Hokies enjoying the Big Easy. Seth Greenberg's hoop squad is 6 and 4 on the season and is back in action Thursday against 21st ranked Mississippi at the New Orleans Arena in the Sugar Bowl tournament.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The game marks a homecoming for freshman forward Deron Washington. Washington is averaging 10.4 points and about five rebounds a game for the Hokies in what has been a baptism under fire in his first season in Blacksburg.
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[SUPER=01-Deron Washington/Va. Tech Forward; :26]
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[S-Hoopla]


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It's Day two for the Holiday Hoopla tournament in Salem.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Celtics vs. Osbourn; :00]


Roanoke Catholic and Osbourn butted heads in the consolation round this afternoon at the Civic Center.
Napier Alleyne knocks down the three ball from the left side as Catholic built a 15 point lead.
Later, Orlando Walker tries the other side with the same result giving the Celts a 22 point cushion.
[SUPER=33-Roanoke Catholic/71/Osbourn/49/;]

Then they work the glass. Brandon Evans finally puts the rock home off the window and Catholic won big 71 to 49.
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In the second game, Hidden Valley strapped it up with Colonial Forge.
Brian Bush goes to work down low, and scores two in traffic for the Titans.
But Colonial Forge was up for the challenge.
[SUPER=33-Hidden Valley/54/Colonial Forge/41/;]

Carlos Vidal gets 2 on the inbounds play, but the Titans won it 54 to 41.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[S-NIT]


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[WIPE TO ENG!!]

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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Cavaliers vs. Terriers; :00]


At the Northside Invitational, Byrd and Botetourt tangled in consolation action.
James Childress buried a deep three to get Byrd to within 2 at the 2 minute mark.
[SUPER=33-Lord Botetourt/55/William Byrd/48/;]

LB slammed the door though thanks to Bradley Streitoff. That finished off a 55 to 48 Cavs win. Also today Glenvar beat Jefferson Forest 70-64.
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[Contest-Winner]
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

Persistence pays off.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Just ask Chad Boyd.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


A huge sports fan, this 33-year old drywall contractor spends a lot of time cruising C-B-S sportsline-dot-com. He may have lost track of how many times he's entered the on-line contests. Today it all paid off, when Big Brown backed up to his home, and he took delivery on a new SONY wide screen T-V with surround sound, plus a Weber Grill... 4-thousand dollars worth of stuff in eight separate boxes. Boyd's planning one heck of a Super Bowl party, and he does't even know who's coming yet.
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[SOT 3:30]
[IN Q=Not yet, but]

((NOT YET, BUT WHOEVER INVITES THEIRSELF OVER TO HELP PUT IT ALL TOGETHER IS INVITED TO THE PARTY. You might all of a sudden find yourself the most popular guy in the county. YEAH, THAT'D BE GOOD, FOR A WHILE.))
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[OUT Q=good...for a while]
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[VO-NAT]

He's not sure he's got room in the house for the Skybox vending machine, a free-standing home drink dispenser.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

When we left him, the boxes were still piled up on the deck. He says he's going to wait til "the boss" gets home befo re he decides what to open first and where to put it all.