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The death count soars again from the South Asia tsunamis, with survivors struggling to find food and clean water.
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And funeral services today for two Virginia National Guardsmen killed last week in Iraq. [WX-Head]
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It's a slow process, but high temperatures will gain a few degrees over the next few days. The forecast keeps the warm weather into the first week of the New Year. The details coming coming up.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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[VO-NAT]


There appears to be no end to the discoveries of bodies in South Asia.
The death toll has now eclipsed 114- thousand.
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[Quake-Tsunami]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The number of those killed rose dramatically today with additional deaths reported in Indonesia-- which was closest to the epicenter of the earthquake.
But many are breathing a sigh of relief after warnings of more tsunamis turned out to be unwarranted.
Jennifer Donelan brings us up to date.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Banda Aceh, Indonesia; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cassandra Nelson/Mercy Corps; :41]
[SUPER=03-Phuket, Thailand; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Juergen Kroh/German Tourist; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Donelan/CBS News; 1:20]
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((
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(LOCATOR: BANDA ACEH, INDONESIA)


IF YOU HAD TO PINPOINT A GROUND ZERO AMID ALL OF THE DESTRUCTION...INDONESIA WOULD BE IT. WITH THE DISCOVERY OF AROUND 80,000 DEAD THERE...THE TOTAL TSUNAMI DEATH TOLL ACROSS 12 COUNTRIES PUSHED BEYOND 110,000. INDONESIA'S SUMATRA ISLAND WAS CLOSEST TO THE EPICENTER OF SUNDAY'S QUAKE. THE MAIN CITY OF BANDA ACEH...60-PERCENT DESTROYED. VILLAGES ARE STILL SOAKED.

(PHUKET, THAILAND)


AS NEW AMATEUR VIDEO OF THE DISASTER CONTINUES TO SURFACE, SO DOES FRUSTRATION AMONG SURVIVORS. THE DEAD AREN'T ALL BURIED YET. DESPERATELY NEEDED SUPPLIES AND FOOD ARE TRICKLING IN.

SOT: Cassandra Nelson/Mercy Corps: Many areas haven't been reached yet,

because there are no bridges. you're having to take boats to access certain villages.
A FALSE ALARM IN INDIA, THAILAND, AND SRI LANKA HAD MOST ON EDGE. AFTERSHOCKS LED POLICE TO WARN MORE TSUNAMIS MIGHT BE ON THE WAY...TENS OF THOUSANDS EVACUATED COASTAL AREAS, BUT THE WAVES NEVER CAME. THERE WERE SOME SURPRISE ARRIVALS AT THE THAI RESORT OF PHUKET. FOREIGN TOURISTS DETERMINED TO CONTINUE THEIR VACATIONS HIT THE BEACHES DESPITE THE DEVASTATION AND THE POTENTIAL OF DANGER.
Sot - Juergen Kroh/German Tourist "When my own time has come, I die - that's it. So don't be scared."
Standup - Jennifer Donelan U.S. embassies are still looking for 2 - 3,000 Americans in the affected countries. They're being asked to check with families and diplomatic posts so they can be counted as alive and well. Jennifer Donelan, CBS News, Washington ))

[Ruhren]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Family and friends are saying their final farewells today to two Virginia National Guardsmen killed during last week's mess hall attack in Iraq. The service for 20-year-old Sergeant David Ruhren (RUIN) of Stafford is being held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Triangle.



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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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And 20 year old Seargent Nick Mason will be laid to rest during a private ceremony at his family's cemetery.
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[VO-NAT]
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Friends and family who remembered him yesterday said he was always smiling.. Some 13- hundred people packed his alma- mater of King George High School, to say good bye. His fellow guardsmen say he was an excellent soldier with a promising future.
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[SOT 20:22:48]
[IN Q=He was just an]

((EDMUND SABO/VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD: HE WAS JUST AN EXCEPTIONAL SOLDIER. ONE OF THOSE GUYS WHO WAS ALWAYS SMILING REGARDLESS OF THE DUTY AND WE TEND TO WORK IN THE WORST KIND OF WEATHER, WE WORK UNDER THE WORST KIND OF CONDITIONS. HE WAS ONE OF THOSE SOLDIERS WHO JUST MADE IT EASY TO BE A COMMANDER.))
[SUPER=01-Edmund Sabo/Virginia National Guard;]
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[OUT Q=easy to be a Commander]
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[VO-NAT]

The King George native had completed one year at Virginia Tech where he had planned to return to study Agriculture.
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[Iraq]


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In northern Iraq, fighting has killled one U- S soldier and at least 25 insurgents.
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Militants launched an attack on an American outpost in Mosul with a car bomb and explosives.
U-S forces then called in warplanes, which fired on dozens of insurgents.
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And today in Kirkuk, a bomb blew off a section of a northern oil pipeline feeding Iraq's largest refinery.
A series of attacks on Iraq's oil facilities have badly disrupted operations, and helped create a fuel crisis.
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[Saudi-Attacks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Saudi Arabian police are hunting down the militants behind two car bombings and a shootout in the capital city.
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The attacks left 90 people injured, and killed 10 militants.
The first blast struck a tunnel near the government's interior ministry.
The second bomb hit a center for recruiting security forces.
Saudi officials are blaming al-Qaida.
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[West-Storms]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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No rest for the storm- weary out west, where more heavy rain and wind are expected.
So far, seven people have been killed in the storms in California and Colorado, and two canoers are missing in Arizona.
Sandra Hughes has the latest.
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(( . (PKG) NORMALLY BONE-DRY SEDONA ARIZONA BORE THE BRUNT OF THE WESTERN STORM WHEN A CREEK ROSE MORE THAN 11 FEET -- BREACHING ITS BANKS AND FLOODING PARTS OF THE TOWN. HUNDREDS WERE EVACUATED. IN LAS VEGAS, IT BECAME A GAMBLE TO DRIVE DOWN THE STRIP. NATS IN CALIFORNIA, WHERE THE STORM HAS RAGED SINCE MONDAY, STREETS TURNED INTO SURF SPOTS AND FREEWAYS BECAME DANGER ZONES. MORE THAN 500 ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED IN ONE DAY...DOUBLE THE USUAL AMOUNT. (mos: lady,) i think it's an incredible amount of rain, i think we're getting one dose enough for five years and getting it all at once 0335 THE STEADY DELUGE CUT POWER TO MORE THAN 120-THOUSAND PEOPLE AND, ON TUESDAY, SET A NEW LOS ANGELES RECORD FOR MOST RAIN IN A DECEMBER DAY. O.C. ( Sandra Hughes, Inglewood,CA.) RARE FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, THIS WEATHER SYSTEM BROUGHT THUNDERSTORMS WITH LIGHTENING AND A TORNADO: nats up clean up.. THE TOWN OF INGLEWOOD IS WHERE THE TWISTER TOUCHED
DOWN. (SOT: JERRY GIVENS, DIR. OF PUBLIC WORKS, CITY OF INGLEWOOD) What kind of damage are we talking about Jerry?? 01

:13:03 WE HAVE AT LEAST FIFTY TREES AVERAGING FORTY TO FIFTY FEET IN HEIGHT THAT WERE ACTUALLY SHEARED OFF AT THEIR TOPS AND HEAVY LIMBS REMOVED (:09) THE DROUGHT-STRICKEN WEST CAN ALWAYS USE MORE RAIN, BUT THIS PACIFIC STORM DUMPED TOO MUCH AT ONE TIME.. AND FORCASTERS SAY THE REST OF THIS WEEK WILL BRING MORE OF THE SAME. SH CBS NEWS LA. ))



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[Cow-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Authorities are blaming a wayward cow for a fatal accident on the Massachusetts Turnpike.
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[VO-NAT]
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One driver died when his rig collided head- on with another tractor trailer last night.
Police say a westbound tractor- trailer swerved to avoid a cow on the highway, crashed through the center guardrail, and hit an eastbound tractor trailer.
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[Orbach-Broadway]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Broadway went dark last night, in honor of a veteran actor who made a name for himself on the stage and on screen.
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Several New York play houses dimmed their marquees, in memory of Jerry Orbach.
Orbach died Tuesday of prostate cancer.
He had a stellar career on Broadway before landing his best-known role on T-V's "Law and Order."
Orbach leaves behind and wife and two grown children.
Jerry Orbach was 69.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[WRITER=tbr]
[ENG#=Aprisa]

She's been missing for more than a month. Still ahead, a Vinton woman's disappearance puzzles police.
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And the shoreline plan for Smith Mountain Lake. It's still encountering some rough waters. That story is next.
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[PKGLake-Plan]


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(MINI-OPEN)

[MINI-OPEN]
The controversy over A-E-P's shore management plan for Smith Mountain Lake is creating some more rough waters.
As Justin McLeod reports, the counties that border the lake have some issues with that plan.
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[SUPER=03-Smith Mt. Lake/Last Year; :00]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :16]
[SUPER=01-Todd Burns/American Electric Power Spokesman; :33]
[SUPER=01-Russ Johnson/Tri-County AEP Relicensing Committee; 1:02]
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((((NAT SOUND OF THE LAKE IF YOU GOT IT))
It made plenty of waves when A-E-P implemented its new shoreline management plan a year and half ago.
But the company says so far it's been smooth sailing.
[SOT 2:23:42]
[IN Q=There were some initial]

((TODD BURNS/AEP SPOKESPERSON: THERE WERE SOME INITIAL BUMPS AT FIRST BUT IT SEEMS TO BE GOING RATHER SMOOTHLY.)) [Runs04]
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A-E-P has approved all 330 applications since the shoreline management plan took effect in September 2003.
The plan created uniform regulations for all construction below the lake's 800 foot elevation.
[SOT 2:24:45]
[IN Q=The shoreline management]

((TODD BURNS/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER SPOKESPERSON: THE SHORELINE MANAGEMENT PLAN SIMPLIFIES THAT PROCESS BY GIVING YOU A GUIDELINE ON WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS MAINTAIN THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND RECREATIONAL ATTRIBUTES OF THE LAKE.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=attributes of the lake]


But part of the plan is still waiting the "ok" from the federal government.
A-E-P wants the power to approve projects that now have to go through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
That idea is drawing fire from counties around the lake.
Leaders believe there are too many unresolved issues like mapping errors.
[SOT 2:38:31]
[IN Q=We have several]

((RUSS JOHNSON/TRI-COUNTY AEP RELICENSING COMMITTEE: WE HAVE SEVERAL CONCERNS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OF THEIR MEASUREMENTS IN THE SHORE MANAGEMENT PLAN AND IF THERE ARE INACCURACIES WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THOSE MEASUREMENTS REDONE.)) [Runs13]
[OUT Q=those measurements redone]


Another worry is AEP may restrict the counties ability to withdraw water from the lake.
County leaders would like to resolve this issue and others by sitting down and talking with AEP.
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[IN Q=We are not trying ]

((RUSS JOHNSON/TRI-COUNTY AEP RELICENSING COMMITTEE: WE ARE NOT TRYING TO BE AN ADVERSARY. WE'RE TRYING TO WORK WITH YOU. WE HAVE CONCERNS.)) [Runs05]
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((JUSTIN McLEOD: THE FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION HAS BEEN REVIEWING THE SHORE MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR MORE THAN A YEAR. A SPOKESPERSON DID NOT RETURN OUR PHONE CALLS SEEKING COMMENT AS TO WHEN A DECISION MAY BE MADE. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))



[11Missing-Woman]


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A Vinton woman's been gone for more than a month and police need your help finding her.
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[VO-NAT]

25-year-old Melinda Denise Bond was last seen the day before Thanksgiving. Bond dropped her child at her mother's house in Salem, planning to return afterwork-- but she never made it to work or showed that night. Police say there's been no activity on either her cell phone or bank accounts. Bond was last seen driving a black 2001 Toyota Tundra pick-up truck with Virginia tag: JLU-9488. If you've seen Bond or her truck, contact the Vinton Police Department.
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[6Robbery]


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A Candy vendor, a store manager and customers are credited with helping catch a robbery suspect.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The incident happened around 8 o'clock yesterday 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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[SOT 05:34 ]
[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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[VO-NAT]


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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[11VA-cattle]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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You won't have to ask "Where's the Beef?" when you read a new book about cattle in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT 09]


It is called Virginia's cattle Story- a book that
[Super=03-Craig Co.;]


chronicles the history of cattle in the Commonwealth that dates back to the year 1609.
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[SOT 6:19]
[IN Q=]

((DEBBIE SNEAD: IN COLONIAL DAYS THEY WERE A SOURCE OF MEAT AND MILK AND LEATHER AND POWER FOR PLOWING AND TRANSPORTATION THEY COULDN'T HAVE LIVED WITHOUT THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Snead/Virginia Cattlemen's Association;]
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[OUT Q=LIVED WTIHOUT THEM.]
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[VO-NAT 12 plus pad]


Agriculture is now the number one industry in Virginia and both beef and dairy cattle make up a big part of that.
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[WIPE TO wdbj website FS]
To order a book you can log onto our website at WDBJ-7 dot-com and click on websites in the news.
It's 47 dollars- some of the money funds cattle research and scholoarships for students in Agriculture.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[WRITER=tbr]
[ENG#=Aprisa]


It's getaway day for many Hokie fans. Still ahead, on the way to the Big Easy.
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[VO-NAT ]


And Chad Boyd surely has eyes on his very big prize, which he can see, hear, taste and spend.
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[11Tech-Fans]


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Thousands of Hokie fans are about to paint the Big Easy maroon and orange. Many buses and chartered planes leave for New Orleans today and tomorrow.
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[SUPER=203-Blacksburg;]

Betsy and David Woodruff live in Blacksburg and will catch a flight out of Roanoke tomorrow. The pair's had season tickets for 27 years, but this is the first year they attended every single game. And they have no doubt who will walk away the Sugar Bowl victor.
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[SOT: 5:00:00 to :09 ]
[IN Q=Tech's got]

((DAVID WOODRUFF:TECHS' GOT A DEFENSE YOU WON'T BELIEVE. SO WE'RE REALLY COUNTING ON THE DEFENSE TO COME THROUGH AND WE KNOW BRYAN RANDALL PRETTY WELL AND WE'RE COUNTING ON BRYAN TO COME THROUGH AND WE THINK HE WILL))
[SUPER=201-David Woodruff/Hokie Fan;]
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[OUT Q= we think he will.]
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[VO-NAT]

David Woodruff is actually a self- proclaimed Heel- Hokie. He's a Tarheel, but also finds himself enthusiastically supporting his wife's alma mater.
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[11Contest-Winner]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=khu]
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[ENG#=2]

Looking for equipment for that perfect Super Bowl party?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]

Chad Boyd is ready. He took delivery yesterday on a four thousand dollar home entertainment center from U-P-S and C-B-S Sportsline-dot-com. He won it on line: a widescreen T-V with surround-sound and stereo receiver, plus a Weber gas grill.
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[SOT 2:50]
[IN Q=Now you've got]

((NOW YOU'VE GOT A MONTH OR SO TO ASSEMBLE ALL THIS STUFF. YEAH, YEAH, YEAH. I MIGHT HAVE IT DONE BY THEN TOO. HA HA))

[SUPER=01-Chad Boyd/Contest Winner; :03]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=by then, too, Ha ha.]
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[VO-NAT]

His grand prize includes a 500 dollar on-line gift certificate and a check for another 500 dollars for food and beverages.
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Not much change today on Wall Street. At Noon,
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the Dow and Nasdaq were both UP one point.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Still to come on News 7 at Noon, Michael Vick's sore wing could be well enough to fly with the Falcons this weekend...
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[VO-NAT ]


and the Hokies have landed in the Bayou, trying to tame some Tigers with chips on their shoulders.
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[S-Sugar]


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The Hokies and Tigers continue to get acclimated to their surroundings in the Crescent City of New Orleans.
It appears that Mike Stevens has settled in, as well.
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[SUPER=219-Mike Stevens/mstevens*wdbj7.com; :00]
[SUPER=201-Frank Beamer/12 Straight Bowl Appearances; :24]
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[S-Bowls]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA]
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Bourbon Street may be the place to be this weekend, but yesterday all of the football action was in the Lone Star State.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/ESPN;]

In the Alamo bowl, backup quarterback Todd Zwick led Ohio State to a 33-to-7 win over Oklahoma State. The Buckeyes finish the season 8 and 4.
[SUPER=03-Houston TX/ESPN;]

And in the Houston Bowl, Colorado squeaked by Texas-El Paso, thanks in part to a gutsy fourth down fake punt late in the game. That would set up the go ahead touchdown, giving the Buffaloes the 33 to 28 win.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA]

In major bowl action today, North Carolina meets its future A-C-C mate Boston College in the Tire Bowl at 2 o'clock.

And the Cal Bears take on Texas Tech in the Holiday Bowl tonight at 8.

[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rle]
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Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora says Michael Vick may be well enough to be back in pads for this weekend's game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL;]

After watching him practice yesterday, More said he expects Vick to start against the Seahawks. Vick missed last week's 26 to 13 loss to New Orleans with a sore shoulder. The Falcons have already locked up the number 2 spot in the N-F-C playoffs, so its not clear how much their starting quarterback will play.
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