[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

In just seconds on News 7 at SIX:
We'll hear the state Attorney General explain why he's quiting, from his opponent in the Governor's race and from the A-G's likely successor.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

And the latest on flu shots, whether it's too late to get one and why.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sports-head]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]

Tonight on News 7 sports - Jeff Burton checks in from preseason testing in Daytona. The ACC plays on Your Hometown Station tomorrow night,
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[VO-NAT]

and after running through the regular season and the Rams - Michael and the Falcons set their sights on Philadelphia.


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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Overcast skies may lead to snow showers in the mountains tomorrow. It certainly will be cold enough. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Jerry Kilgore says he wants to make his campaign for governor full-time.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


He's stepping down as Virginia's Attorney General.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Kilgore]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=05-01 TC07:57]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Attorney General Jerry Kilgore today announced he'll resign next month to focus on running for governor.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

Kilgore calls it the best move for his office.
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=Jerry Kilgore]

But his likely opponent says his priorities are in the wrong place. Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer Wishon reports.
[ENG#=4]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Jerry Kilgore made the announcement]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=@Kilgore; :07]
[SUPER=@Kaine; :39]
[SUPER=01-Judy Jagdmann/Attorney General's Office; 1:10]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Richmond]

((Jerry Kilgore made the announcement this morning. The first of February he's stepping down.
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[SOT 1:30:22]
[IN Q=By leaving Feburary]

((JERRY KILGORE: BY LEAVING FEBRUARY FIRST, IT GIVES THE VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY THE SAY IN CHOOSING MY SUCCESSOR.))

[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=choosing my successor]

If Kilgore had waited until after the session, Democrat Governor Mark Warner would have chosen his successor. Now the Republican controlled legislature will decide who fills out the rest of his term.
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[SOT 1:16:13]
[IN Q=I'm excited about the]

((JERRY KILGORE: I'M EXCITED ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY, I'M EXCITED ABOUT MOVING FORWARD IN MY LIFE.))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=forward in my life]

But Kilgore's opponent, Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine says the people of Virginia deserve better.
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[SOT 1:14:32]
[IN Q=It's a clear placement]

((TIM KAINE: IT'S A CLEAR PLACEMENT OF FUNDRAISING OVER PUBLIC SERVICE AND I JUST THINK THAT'S THE WRONG CALL.))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=that's the wrong call]

In Virginia elected officials aren't allowed to fund raise while the General Assembly is in session. Come February first Kilgore will be able to raise funds, while Kaine is in a holding pattern.
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[SOT 1:13:17]
[IN Q=I'm not going to]

((TIM KAINE: I'M NOT GOING TO BE RAISING MONEY WHILE HE'S RAISING MONEY BUT I THINK WHEN YOU TRADE OFF THE OATH THAT YOU'VE TAKEN FOR WELL, I WANT TO GO OUT AND DO SOME FUNDRAISING, I THINK THAT'S A BAD CHOICE.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=that's a bad choice]

Kilgore believes Lee County native Judy Jagdmann should be the General Assembly's choice for Attorney General.
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[SOT 1:37:29]
[IN Q=I have been in public]

((JUDY JAGDMANN: I HAVE BEEN IN PUBLIC SERVICE MOST OF MY LIFE. I FIND THAT VERY REWARDING. I'M THRILLED AND HONORED THAT GENERAL KILGORE HAS PUT HIS FAITH AND TRUST IN ME.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=faith and trust in me]



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[SOT]

((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: KILGORE SAYS HE'LL CONTINUE TO TRACK HIS LEGISLATIVE AGENDA AFTER HE RESIGNS. HE'LL ALSO TAKE A JOB WITH A LOCAL LAW FIRM HERE IN RICHMOND WHILE HE CAMPAIGNS. JENNIFER WISHON, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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[Industrial-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-49 TC55:16]
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[ENG#=1]


Two men were hurt, one seriously, during an apparent industrial accident at an Appomattox furniture plant this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox]


Around two, rescue crews were called to the Thomasville Furniture plant on Route 460.
Two employees who had been working in a concrete pit near the plant's boiler room reportedly were hit by a falling piece of metal.
It took rescuers about a half hour to get one of the men out of the hole.
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[SOT 19:06:14]
[IN Q=Wasn't too bad]

((R.D. IRVIN/APPOMATTOX CO. RESCUE SQUAD: WASN'T TOO BAD. IT WAS JUST DIFFICULT TRYING TO GET A SIX-FOOT BASKET IN THE HOLE, AND FOUR PEOPLE DOWN IN THE HOLE TRYING TO PACKAGE HIM UP AND GET HIM OUT OF THERE IN A SAFE MANNER.))
[SUPER=01-R. D. Irvin/Appomattox Co. Rescue Squad]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=in a safe manner.]
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[VO-NAT]


One of the workers was flown by helicopter to Lynchburg General Hospital.
Their identities have 'not' been released.
Plant officials could not be reached for comment.
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[Danville-Body]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
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Danville Police now say a man found dead inside his home Sunday night killed himself.
Officers say 27 year old Jason Keith Taylor died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

[Flu-Season]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=04-50 TC1:11:09]
[GRAPHIC=Flu]


Could this cold weather mean more cases of the flu in this area?
When people spend more time indoors they're more likely to spread the virus to others. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Joy /Newsroom;]


But what has the flu season been like so far?
Let's check in with Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton for the answer.
Jean, At this point flu activity has been sporadic.
[LIVE= Joy /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]

In fact, one local hospital, Lewis-Gale Medical Center has only had one confirmed case so far, but a few others presenting with flu symptoms.
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[SOT10:04:17]
[IN Q=That's good]

((THAT'S GOOD BUT I THINK MAKING SURE THAT WE UNDERSTAND THAT INFLUENZA IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY CAN COME AS LATE AS MARCH IN OUR AREA AND WE NEED TO BE AWARE OF THOSE THINGS THROUGH THE SEASON.))
[SUPER=01-Teresa Stowasser/Infection Control Nurse]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=throughout the season]
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[VO-NAT]


If you're in a high risk group it's not too late to get the vaccine. It takes about two weeks to become effective. The Centers for Disease Control has lowered the age requirement for the shot from 65 and over to 50 and up.
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[SOT10:09:41]
[IN Q=If you know someone who is sick]

((IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS SICK JUST BE AWARE OF THEIR ILLNESS. USING GOOD HYGIENE, WASHING YOUR HANDS, TISSUES, WATCHING SURFACES THAT COULD BE CONTAMINATED WITH THE INFLUENZA VIRUS ARE ALSO SOME GOOD THINGS))
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=also some good things]
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[LIVE=JOY-FULL/Newsroom]


One thing to keep in mind is you can spread the flu 24 hours before you even know you're sick. So that's why good hygiene is so important.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBSITE FS]
If you're interested in tracking flu activity in the state you can find a link to the CDC's web site on our web page at wdbj7.com.
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[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Joy /Newsroom;]


Jean?
(QUESTION: WHAT IF PEOPLE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR A FLU SHOT?)


Checking with your doctor may be the best option, but you still may want to check with your local health department.

[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-51 TC45:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

Roanoke officials have failed to keep a methadone clinic from opening on Hershberger Road, but today a member of city council asked if they can regulate its operation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Sherman Lea says the opening of the clinic is imminent, and this afternoon he asked what can be done to minimize potential problems after the facility opens.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Can we regulate]

((CAN WE REGULATE THE OPERATING HOURS SO AS NOT TO CONFLICT WITH SCHOOLS OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS.)) ((CAN WE HAVE SOME SAY ON THE FACT THAT NO DRUG WILL LEAVE THAT PREMISE.))
[SUPER=01-Sherman Lea/Roanoke City Council; :09]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=will leave that premise.]
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[VO-NAT]

The city will have no direct control over the clinic, but City Manager Darlene Burcham said officials will monitor its performance and make sure it complies with all laws. City Attorney Bill Hackworth says any further regulation will require approval from the General Assembly.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[WRITER=dse]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]


Still ahead on News Seven, why a pastor from the New River Valley is behind bars.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


And voting in the upcoming Iraqi election is expected to be a challenge... even for those living in the U-S.

We'll find out how two local men will deal with the difficulties.
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[1st-Wx]
[Porter]

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-45 TC1:16:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

A Hopewell man is behind bars in Roanoke after police say he came to the area to meet a 13-year-old girl.
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[VO-NAT]

46-year-old George Alexander Porter was arrested Saturday at the Greyhound Bus Station downtown.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Police say Porter had been communicating on the internet with a detective who was posing as a teenager. After a month of communicating online, Porter came to Roanoke to meet the girl. Instead he found officers waiting for him.
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[SOT@2:28.00]
[IN Q=We had an undercover...]

((DET. SHANE FLETCHER/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT: WE HAD AN UNDERCOVER OFFICER DRESSED UP AND HE HAD SPECIFIED WHERE HE WANTED TO MEET. SO WE ACCOMODATED HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Det. Shane Fletcher/Roanoke Police Dept.]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=... we accomodated him.]
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[VO-NAT]

This is Roanoke Police department's second online predator arrest in three months.
Porter is being held in the City Jail without bond.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Meanwhile, Detective Fletcher says the best way to keep your child from becoming a victim is to keep parental controls on your computer, be aware of who your child is talking to online and keep the computer in a common-area of your home.


[Narrows-Preacher]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
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[ENG#=2]

A Giles County Pastor is behind bars tonight accused of breaking into homes and stealing medication.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg;]

Narrows Police say they caught 47 year old Kimball Jones on tape this morning breaking into a woman's home and stealing her prescription drugs. He's been charged with felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor larceny of prescription drugs.
[SUPER=03-Narrows;]

Jones is the pastor of New Beginning Church in Narrows. He also works for the county, as a driver for senior citizens. He's being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

Investigators say he confessed to the crime, allegedly explaining he has a drug problem. They say more charges for other burglaries are likely.

[Mead-Westvaco]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-43 TC1:47:47]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=3]


MeadWestvaco is selling off much of its paper business, but it appears workers in Covington need not worry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington/File Tape]


The company is selling many of its paper mills and thousands of acres of forestland to an investment firm.
However, MeadWestvaco is holding on to the Covington plant and two others.
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
[SS=HOLD]


The company says the deal will help it deal with debt and allow it to focus on global packaging.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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Positive earnings reports sent Wall Street higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/70.79/10628.79/x/18.13/2106.04;]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


The DOW jumped 71 points.
The NASDAQ rose 18.
[SUPER=271-h/1.11/44.57/h/0.61/63.96/h/0.24/34.81/h/0.84/45.73/h/0.19/39.92;]
[SUPER=272-h/0.01/16.31/h/0.10/6.57/h/0.55/69.65/h/0.44/35.96/h/0.04/15.36;]
[SUPER=273-h/0.14/43.50/h/0.22/17.00/h/0.16/36.38/i/0.25/5.06/i/0.21/19.84;]
[SUPER=274-h/0.72/70.35/h/0.84/37.68/h/1.45/52.98/h/0.50/54.49/h/0.90/123.40;]
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[COMMERCIAL]

[Local-Iraq]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-47 TC1:15:02]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

They left their country for a better life.
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

Now, some native Iraqis living in our area want to make a better life for those they left behind. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & Myranda /BAM;]

Myranda Stephens is here to tell us how. Keith and Jean, many local Iraqi expatriates will be taking part in their country's election this month.
[LIVE= Myranda /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@Myranda1;]

But, as we found out, it's a process that can be somewhat discouraging.
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nats of hussain talking]
[SUPER=01-Hussain Alsaady/Iraqi Expatriate; :20]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :31]
[SUPER=01-Nizar Zangana/Iraqi Expatriate; :57]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=LIVE IN PEACE AND EVERYTHING ]

(([quick nats of talking] As a truck driver, Hussain Alsaady is used to taking long drives.
[sot 2:38]

[runs02] Which is why he doesn't mind making two trips to Maryland this month, to first register, and then vote in the Iraq election.
[SOT 59:39]

[RUNS10] ((HUSSAIN ALSAADY: AS A NATIVE IN IRAQ, I NEED TO TAKE PART OF IT, YOU KNOW. I NEED TO SEE THE SITUATION TURNING AROUND RIGHT NOW )) But, for some, like Nizar Zangana, it's not as easy. At 73-years-old, Zangana says he can't travel like he used to, and it hurts not being able to take part in something that means so much to him.
[sot 4723]

[runs03] ((NIZAR ZANGANA: YES OF COURSE, B/C THIS IS A HISTORIC DAY 26)) There are only five cities in the U-S that have set up polling places for the election. And many have criticized the process, just for that reason alone.
[sot 4727]

[runs06] ((ZANGAN: IF THERE WAS A CENTER HERE, I THINK ALL IRAQIS WILL GO 33)) But, even though one is able to take part in the election, and the other is not, both men agree the election is not about them, but about giving the Iraqi people the kind of freedom they have here in America. [NATS OF BARNEY SONG?? @ 2:55] [RUNS03]
[SOT 100140]

[RUNS13] ((ALSAADY: SO THE NEW LIVES, THE NEW BABIES EVERYTHING THE NEW DEMOCRACY TAKE OVER AND LET ALL THE PEOPLE IN IRAQ LIVE IN PEACE AND EVERYTHING 53 ))))
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[LIVE=Myranda/FULL BAM]

Voter registration for the expatriates began this week, and the actual voting will take place from the 28th to the 30th.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & Myranda/BAM;]

Keith and Jean, both men we talked to today say once things settle there, it would be nice for them to go back to Iraq, either permanently or just to visit.

[Craig-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=504-01 TC2:03:53]
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[ENG#=3]

For the first time in Craig County's history, a woman will chair the board of supervisors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Castle/File Tape]

While women have been on the board, no woman has been chairperson until tonight when Lisa Campbell will take the head seat. Craig County was established in 1852 and has gone through multiple forms of government, but County Administrator Larry Moore says this appointment shows how the county is moving forward.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]

The NFL's final four have some thoughts on this coming Sunday's Super Bowl qualifiers. Plus, UVa has to travel to Maryland tomorrow night,
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[VO-NAT]

and the second week of preseason testing at Daytona opened today. We'll check in with Jeff Burton in a moment.
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[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-193 3:15]
[GRAPHIC=Atlanta Falcons]
[ENG#=1]


Michael Vick and the Falcons will try and knock off the Eagles on Sunday in Philadelphia. Philly is playing in its third straight conference title game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00]


Vick gave the Rams fits most of the day with his feet this past weekend but the Eagles have had success against the former Virginia Tech star. In the 2002 divisional round meeting, Philly held Vick to just 30 rushing yards. But the NFL's top play maker is focussed on execution. He's also made sure NOT to look a head to the final game of the NFL season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/16 TD Passes This Season; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Mora, Jr./Falcons Head Football Coach; :16]
[RUNS=:36]
[OUT Q=.....have a good plan"]
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[S-AFC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[ENG#=2]


Meanwhile, the AFC title game is right here on Your Hometown Station this Sunday at 6:30 as the Steelers play host to the Patriots. Pittsburgh beat New England in the regular season and the Steelers have the home field advantage, but Bill Cowher isn't so sure his team has the edge.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't know...]
[SUPER=01-Bill Cowher/Steelers Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=...kind of edge that would give you."]
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[go to aprisa on nfl on wdbj] The oddsmakers agree with Cowher because the Patriots are favored by three points. The game kicks-off shortly after 6:30 on Sunday night. Pre-game coverage from CBS with the NFL today gets underway at six - only on Your Hometown Station.
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[S-Test]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-191 525tc]
[GRAPHIC=PRESEASON THUNDER]
[ENG#=3]


Today marked the start of the second week of preseason testing at Daytona, and it was not exactly a day at the beach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

Temperatures were still in the 40s when the track opened for business this morning at nine. Scott Riggs had some of the fastest times of the day in the MB2 Chevrolet. Jeff Burton is wants to be fast, but now that he's with a new team he needs other things, as well.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Cingular Chevy Driver; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...AND HOW THEY DRIVE."]
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-195 00:36]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]
[ENG#=4]


The Virginia men's basketball team battles Maryland tomorrow night. The Cavaliers have had recent success against Maryland on the road, beating the Terps on their home floor back in 2002.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC; :00]


UVa is in desperate need of an ACC win. A loss at Maryland means an OH and 5 start to the conference season. Although the Wahoos lost at Duke Sunday, the seniors feel there were positives to build on.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Elton Brown/UVa Senior Forward; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=.....that simple"]
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[VO-NAT]


UVa's best player Sunday was freshman Sean Singletary. The point guard scored a team high 21 points and the fact that his shoulder injury is healing has a lot to do with his improved play.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Sean Singletary/UVa Freshman Point Guard; :00]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=.....feel good"]
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[WIPE TO APRISA ACC BOARD 12001] And the only place to catch the Cavaliers in action this Wednesday night is right here on WDBJ-7. The Cavs and Terps tip things off in College Park at nine.
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[wipe to apirsa ACC BOARD 12002] Also, bonus coverage from your home for the ACC. Those of you who are able to get our 7-too signal. This Wednesday 7-too will have the Carolina at Clemson game at 9. (------------------)