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Coming up on News 7-
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Amidst the opposition to a Roanoke methadone clinic is the lone voice of support. We'll hear from a man who says those who frequent such clinics are simply misunderstood. And rescuers are rushing to save even the littlest victims of the tsunami. And the report about CBS's erroneous 60-minutes story finally comes out.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

News 7 is next.

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A Roanoke County heroin addict says the road to recovery can be rough.
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[IN Q=makes you feel]

((MAKES YOU FEEL NORMAL, KEEPS YOU FROM GOING THROUGH THE WITHDRAWAL, KEEPS YOU FROM CRAVINGS.))
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[OUT Q=from cravings]
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But, he now hopes to make the journey litarlly a shorter one.
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[Methadone]


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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young Opponents of the new methadone clinic in Roanoke have made their views loud and clear. But, now one man is speaking up for methadone patients everywhere, including himself. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Shannon/BAM;]

Myranda Stephens is here with more. Shannon, Robert Ahern hopes by telling his story,
[LIVE=Myranda/FULL BAM]
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people will realize methadone patients aren't monsters, but regular people who've VOLUNTEERED to get treatment, so they can lead better lives.
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(([NATS OF RATTLING DISHES @ :35 OR 1:14] [RUNS03] For many people, putting away the dishes is just a simple part of life. But, for Robert Ahern, it's a step closer to normal.
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[RUNS02] ((IT'S A LOT BETTER LIFE FOR ME NOW, THAN IT USED TO BE.)) Ahern became addicted to heroin back in 1974.
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[RUNS07] ((ROBERT AHERN/METHADONE PATIENT: WENT TO VIETNAM AND I CAME BACK, AND LIKE A LOT OF US, WITH A DRUG PROBLEM.)) But, Ahern is finally getting his addiction under control, through daily methadone treatments at the Life Center of Galax. The problem is, the facility is two-hours away.
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[RUNS11] ((IT'S SO HARD TO GO TO AN EMPLOYER AND SAY I'M PRETTY SURE I CAN BE THERE BY NOON, BUT I CAN'T GUARANTEE IT B/C I'M SO FAR DOWN THE ROAD.)) But, Ahern now hopes the new methadone clinic on Hershberger Road will allow him the opportunity to get a full-time job, so he can return to a regular, full-time life. And he hopes opponents of the clinic will understand THAT is the SAME goal for ALL methadone patients.
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[RUNS15] ((I'M ALREADY, WE ARE ALREADY YOUR NEIGHBORS. AND I THINK I'M A BETTER NEIGHBOR NOW, WITH A CLINIC AND EVERYTHING THAN I WOULD BE IF THERE WAS NO CLINIC. EITHER WAY, THOUGH, WE ARE LIVING HERE.))))
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C-R-C officials say the new clinic could begin treating patients as early as this week. But, that's not going to stop opponents from pushing forward.
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Shannon, one group is now in the process of filing a lawsuit against them.

[M'Ville-Fire]


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Authorities in Martinsville believe two recent fires are connected, and say they need the public's help ion solving them.
Investigators believe an arsonist is responsible for two fires on Wingfield Street, the first on November 17 and the second last night.
They ask anyone with information to call police or fire investigators.

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It's been more than a month since a Martinsville man was last seen, and police are still searching for leads.
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[TAKE MITCHELL FS]
61 year old Earnest Thomas Mitchell was last spotted at the Hairston Home for Adults in Martinsville on December Fourth.
Over the past weeks, police and Old Dominion Search and Rescue have searched several areas on foot, with dogs and from the air.
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Officers ask that anyone who may have seen Mitchell, but has not already been interviewed, to contact them.

[Election-Lawsuit]


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A single ballot that could have affected a Bedford County school board race will "not" count, according to the ruling from a three-judge panel today.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Aimee Peters/Cast Provisional Ballot; :23]
[SUPER=01-Keith Jones/School Board Member; :39]
[SUPER=01-Laura Rodes/School Board Candidate; :52]
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(( Aimee Peters says she applied for her voter registration at the D-M-V shortly after moving to Virginia in early 2003.
But when it came time to vote last November, the Bedford County registrar had no record of her being a registered voter.
Peters' provisional ballot became even more critical when Keith Jones defeated Laura Rodes by a single vote for the District 5 school board.
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((AIMEE PETERS/CAST PROVISIONAL BALLOT: I WAS REGISTERED IN NORTH CAROLINA, I AM A REGISTERED VOTER. IF THEY HAD COUNTED MY PROVISIONAL BALLOT, IT WOULD HAVE COUNTED.))
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But a three-judge panel ruled otherwise ... with no proof as to what happened to her paperwork, the judges said Peters was not a properly registered voter.
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((KEITH JONES/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I FELT SORRY FOR HER FOR WHAT HAD HAPPENED ALONG THIS PROCESS. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THE LAW'S THE LAW, AND THE LAW STATED THAT SINCE SHE WAS NOT A REGISTERED VOTER, HER VOTE COULD NOT COUNT IN THIS ELECTION.))
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((LAURA RODES/LOSING CANDIDATE: I THINK THE ISSUE FROM MY PERSPECTIVE WAS THAT THIS WAS MORE IMPORTANT TO ANSWER THE QUESTION ABOUT HER VOTE THAN IT WAS ABOUT THE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. /// I AM DISAPPOINTED BUT AT THE SAME TIME I THINK BOTH DR. JONES AND I WOULD WANT TO FEEL AS COMFORTABLE AS WE CAN THAT EVERYTHING HAD BEEN RESOLVED BEFORE WE TAKE THE SEAT.))
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Rodes and her attorney did not say whether they plan to appeal.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County. ))

[Bodies-Tsunami]


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After rushing to bury thousands of people killed in the Christmas weekend tsunamis, Thailand is now exhuming the bodies.
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Forensics teams from around the world are lending their skills to collect DNA samples for identification. The bodies had been placed in mass, *temporary* graves. Now, enough equipment and experts have arrived to complete the process.
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((SHALOM TSAROOM /ISRAELI MORGUE COORDINATOR: EVERYONE FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES CAN TAKE THE RESULT FROM THEIR COUNTRY, SEND THE RESULT TO THIS CENTER, AND MAKE THE ID, THE COMPARISON, AND FIND THE SAMPLE, IF THEY ARE LUCKY.))
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[OUT Q=If they're lucky.]
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Thailand says, in terms of aid, it just wants forensic expertise to identify the thousands of bodies, most of them foreigners. The government suggested that food and financial aid would be better sent to countries harder hit by the disaster.
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[Tsunami-Turtles]


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Researchers have been roaming areas of the Thai coastline affected by the tsunami to assess damage to marine life. Today they found twenty-six sea turtles swept onto land, including three green turtles and a rare leatherback turtle.

Of the twenty-six, three died after being trapped in fresh water. Three remain in the research center and the remainder have been released back into the sea. The team expects to find more turtles but it's racing against time. The longer the turtles are left, the less likely it is that they will survive.
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[State-Farm]


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Some 30-thousand car-owners nationwide may be getting an unexpected check.
Today, State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance reached a settlement with Virginia, 48 other states and the District of Columbia.
An internal audit found State Farm sold some vehicles that it failed to properly identify as damaged.
Payments will range from 400 to more than ten-thousand dollars.
State Farm will work with the D-M-V to track down eligible vehicles and their current owners.

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The dream of a famous railroad photographer has been fulfilled in Roanoke, at least on a smaller scale.
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O. Winston Link envisioned the massive Norfolk and Western locomotive Number 12-18, NOT his famous pictures of it, as the centerpiece of the museum that would bear his name. Limited space at the museum in Downtown Roanoke didn't allow for such a display.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

But now the Museum has acquired and installed a permanent exhibit of Link's favorite N and W Class A locomotive.
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((DAVID HELMER/CHAIRMAN OF O. WINSTON LINK MUSEUM COMMITTEE; HE WANTED TO HAVE THE 1218 PARKED NEXT TO THE PASSENGER STATION HERE AND PUT ON A TURNTABLE AND HE SAID DAVID YOU CAN DO THAT AND I SAID WELL WINSTON I GOT SOME PROBLEMS PHYSICALLY I JUST CANT PUT THE ENGINE HERE I MEAN I DONT CARE WELL HOW YOU CUT IT IT IS TOO BIG.))
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[OUT Q=It is too big.]
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Although only a fraction of the original's size, the one-eighth-scale replica features working parts and authentic details, such as N and W railway lettering.
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The search for a murder suspect in Central Virginia is over.
The latest on that when News Seven returns.
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Plus fallout from a controversial CBS News report... and how you can read the investigation report.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as UVa all-American Heath Miller is headed to the NFL. We'll hit the hardwood hard on the this Monday with stops on the high school court, the Big South women's ranks, and VMI where the Keydets weren't the only high fliers. All that tonight on the Big 7.)) [CBS-Report]

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A producer fired from CBS for a faulty 60-Minutes report says the head of the network is more concerned with "ratings than journalism."
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Mary Mapes and three C-B-S executives have been fired following an independent review of a report on President Bush's National Guard service. The review accused Mapes and the executives of ``myopic zeal'' in rushing the story to air but found nothing to support allegations that the story was politically biased.
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[SOT 1:23 - 1:30]
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((DICK THORNBURGH/INDEPENDENT REVIEW PANEL: IN TERMS OF ROCK SOLID EVIDENCE WE DIDN'T FIND IT. WE DIDN'T FIND ANY ACTUAL BIAS.))
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C-B-S head Leslie Moonves says Mapes' actions were ``truly disquieting'' and that CBS News needs to tighten its standards.
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((LESLIE MOONVES/CBS CHAIRMAN: WE NEED TO ESTABLISH A MUCH MORE FORTHRIGHT SYSTEM OF CHECKS AND BALANCES WHERE SOMETHING LIKE THIS COULDN'T HAPPEN.))
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Mapes says she's ``terribly disappointed'' by the report's conclusions and that she is shocked by what she calls Moonves' ``vitriolic scapegoating.'' C-B-S News President Andrew Heyward kept his job. As did anchor Dan Rather, who announced in November he was stepping down as the anchor of ``The C-B-S Evening News". Neither received any disciplinary action.
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[Lee-Rather]


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The President of this WDBJ- says the firings were justified.
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((BOB LEE/GM PRESIDENT WDBJ-TV: TO NO SURPRISE SOME PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS AS A RESULT OF SLOPPY WORK DONE ON THE STORY AND THEY SHOULD HAVE MY GREATEST DISAPPOINTMENT IS THAT IT TOOK SO LONG TO GET THIS RESOLVED.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Lee/WDBJ President and General Manager]
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[OUT Q=TO GET THIS RESOLVED.]
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Lee says he hopes people take time to read the report before jumping to conclusions.
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[WIPE TO WDBJ WEBPAGE FS]
The report is 234 pages long. If you'd like to look at it, go to WDBJ-7 dot com and click on websites in the news.


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[Radford-Murder]


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A Radford murder suspect is expected to enter a plea agreement tomorrow morning.
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[SUPER=03-Radford/December;]

The trial of 21 year old Roy Omar Hodge was to begin next week.
[SUPER=04-May;]

He's 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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[L'burg-Arrest]


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One day after a murder in Lynchburg... a man turned himself over to police.
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[VO-NAT]


Police charged 45-year old Clayton Calvin Martin Junior with the murder of this woman- 25 year old Jamishia Lanise Jackson-
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday;]


Jackson was shot around 12:30 yesterday morning while sitting in a vehicle across from the James Crossing Apartment Complex.
Martin is being held without bond at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.
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Whether you like warm weather or cold, Robin says the forecast holds something for everyone.
We'll show you when News Seven returns.
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[VO-NAT]


While California continues to get hammered with flooding rains, mudslides and heavy snow.
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[CA-Weather]


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A mudslide triggered by unrelenting rain has smashed into homes in the small coastal town of La Conchita, California.
Two people are dead, as many as 12 more are unaccounted for.
As Manuel Gallegus tells us, there has been heavy rainfall in the region since last week.
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((THE RAIN IS FALLING ... AND NEIGHBORHOODS ARE FALLING APART.
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A HUGE MUDSLIDE CRASHED DOWN ON THE TINY COASTAL COMMUNITY OF LA CONCHITA. THE LANDSLIDE SENT RESIDENTS SCRAMBLING FOR SAFER GROUND.
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NEARLY TWO DOZEN HOMES WERE DAMAGED. SEARCH TEAMS RUSHED TO SAVE VICTIMS TRAPPED IN THE RUBBLE.
(SOT: BOB ROPER/VENTURA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT)

"We're going through the pile. We're putting listening devices down inside the pile so we can hear any sounds of help.
(NOW ON CAMERA) And then on top of that, we have cameras that we can lower in there."

THAT WAS JUST ONE OF MANY DISASTERS ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, AS THE REGION DEALT WITH ANOTHER DAY OF HEAVY RAINFALL AND SATURATED HILLSIDES. THERE HAVE BEEN AMAZING RESCUES OF PEOPLE STRANDED IN RAGING WATERS. THIS MAN'S CAR SKIDDED INTO A RIVER, AND WAS SWEPT AWAY NEARLY 2 MILES DOWNSTREAM. HE LOST HIS PANTS -- AND ALMOST HIS LIFE -- BEFORE CREWS PLUCKED HIM OUT.
(STANDUP BRIDGE)

To give you a sense of just how unusual these downpours are for this area. Dowtown Los Angeles usually receives an average of 15 inches of rain during the winter months. But these five straight days of rain have already brought more than 20 inches. STREETS ARE FLOODED ... MANY OF THEM CLOSED AND IN DISREPAIR. OFFICIALS SAY THE BAD WEATHER ISN'T GIVING THEM A CHANCE TO FIX THE PROBLEMS
(SOT: JAMES HAHN/MAYOR OF LOS ANGELES)

"This is a a lot of rain in a very short amount of time, and we're not getting any time to catch up." RESIDENTS ARE FED UP TOO.
(SOT: Lauren Katz, resident)

"I CAN'T GET DRY. IT SEEMS LIKE IT IS NEVER GOING TO END." THIS RECORD-SETTING STORM IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE AT LEAST THROUGH TUESDAY -- MAYBE THE SUNSHINE ON WEDNESDAY. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))

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UVa's Heath Miller is heading to the NFL. Plus, we'll have hoop highlights from Radford U, VMI and the high school hardwood. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; : 00]

The Extreme Team put on a show at halftime of tonight's VMI-Coastal Carolina contest. The world renowned slam dunk acrobats brought their min-tramps and their slam dunk skills since Cameron Hall for another of their jaw dropping performances. Formed in 1999, The Extreme Team performs for every NBA team as well as over 100 colleges throughout the country.
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[S-Heath]


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The University of Virginia's Heath Miller has decided to give up his final year of eligibility at UVa and head to the NFL.
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[SUPER=04-This Season; :00]

Miller made the announcement shortly after seven tonight saying it was a difficult decision. The former Honaker star really had little else to prove in college. He is a unanimous all-American who owns almost every UVa and ACC tight end receiving record. Coach Al Groh says he fully supports the decision. Miller is on schedule to graduate with a degree in sociology in May.
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[S-VMI]


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The VMI Keydets were back inside Cameron Hall tonight for a Monday night date with Coastal Carolina in Big South action.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Chanticleers vs. Keydets; :00]

The Keydets were trying to break a four game losing streak tonight as they welcomed their guests from Conway, South Carolina. VMI's Matt Coward will miss the bucket, but six-nine Tim Allmond is right their to pick up the miss and put it back for the bucket. Coastal would then work the fast break. Jack Leasure makes the outlet pass to a streaking Alvin Green, who lays it in for two points. Reggie Williams would then lead the scoring on the other end with the assist to Sam Mielnik as they stay tight on post.
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VMI one more time as Shawn Christian finds Fred Robinson who finds Preston Beverly for the hoop and harm. But the Keydets lose it 79 to 68.
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Doubleheader action tonight at the Dedmon center as the Radford University men lost to Charleston Southern 67-to-60.
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[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]

The news was much better for the Lady Highs, who hosted Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne. Jeri Porter's Highlanders were led by senior Taryn Causey's 22 points, but the freshman again made a major contribution for RU. Kelli Darden from Chesapeake had eight points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks tonight. While Corrie Fertitta, the super frosh from Northside celebrated her Big South freshman of the week honor by
[SUPER=33-I.P.F.W/69/Radford/78;]

getting her first double-double tonight with 12 points and 11 rebounds. RU wins its fourth in a row with the 78-to-69 victory.
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On the high school hardwood tonight - the River Ridge met the Pioneer in Botetourt County as Covington took on Lord Botetourt.
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[SUPER=03-Daleville/Covington vs. Lord Botetourt; :00]

It may have been a Monday night, but these guys were still in their weekend mode - dressed to kill in Daleville. Nicholas Poteat will take this pass at the top of the key, and step in for the jumper for the visitors from Covington, who had play catch-up most of the way. Xavier Perdue would counter that by taking the outlet pass, gathering himself and canning the baseline jumper to keep the Cavs on top. Covington's Michael Withrow would come right backs with a little power inside as he gets the ball down low and gets the hoop. But LB was too much tonight as Jason Rutschman
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gets the steal and the coast to coast score. The Cavs take the non-district win tonight 65 to 43.
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[S-Yow]


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In a couple of hoop notes from the ACC women's court, Virginia Tech is still ranked 25 in the new polls that are out tonight.
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[SUPER=04-ACC; :00]

And veteran coach Kay Yow of NC State, will miss the team's next two games including next Monday's game in Blacksburg due to a recurrence of breast cancer. The 62 year old coach has over 600 wins. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987.
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[S-Hokies]


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One week ago tonight the Hokies were battling Auburn in the Sugar Bowl. Now the real fun begins - maintaining the level of success that was attained this season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/Last Monday;]

Today, Sports Illustrated dot com released its preseason picks for next season. And the Hokies have been tabbed the number three team in the nation. A lot has to happen for that to materialize, but one reason for the high expectations is the fact that all of the top returning receivers will just be sophomores.
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[SUPER=01-Eddie Royal/Led Tech with 28 Catches in 2004; ]
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[OUT Q=...great team next year."]
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA]

Current champ Southern Cal is picked to pull off a three-peat, while LSU is second, Ohio State fourth, and Tennessee fifth in the Sports Illustrated poll.

[S-Peyton]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-188 46:26]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]
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For the second straight year, Peyton Manning is the N-F-L's Most Valuable Player.
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[SUPER=01-Peyton Manning/NFL 2005 MVP; :00]
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[OUT Q=..every single year"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN; :00]

The Colts leader got all but one of the 48 votes cast. The other went to Atlanta's Michael Vick. Manning also breaks Steve Young's record for season long quarterback ranking. Manning adds the M-V-P honors to his N-F-L Offensive Player of the Year selection and his starters spot on the All-Pro team. He has also helped his coach re-invent himself.
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[SUPER=01-Tony Dungy/Colts Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=........offensive genius"]
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[Kaine-Legislation]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-50 TC53:18]
[GRAPHIC=Tim Kaine]
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Smart solutions to Virginia problems.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

That's how Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine describes his legislative agenda. Kaine wants K-12 teachers to receive annual evaluations and would also like to see their salaries match the national average. He says he'll continue to work for the concept of a new university in Southside, while making the legislature more accountable when it comes to funding higher education. Kaine says its increasingly difficult for small business owners to offer their employees health insurance. This year, he'll propose tax incentives to help ease the burden.
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((TIM KAINE: OVERWHELMINGLY THE ISSUE THAT BUSINESS RAISE WITH ME IS THE RISING COSTS OF HEALTHCARE AND THAT IS BECOMING A CHOKE POINT ON VIRGINIA'S ECONOMY.))
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[OUT Q=point on Virginia's economy]
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[VO-NAT]

The Lieutenant Governor also wants to enhance penalties for juveniles who illegally carry guns.
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[WIPE TO STATE OF COMM. FS]
The General Assembly convenes Wednesday afternoon, and will hear from Governor Mark Warner that evening.
WDBJ-7 will carry Warner's State of the Commonwealth address live Wednesday night, beginning at Seven o-clock.
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