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Coming up on News 7-
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60 million dollars in Bedford County Taxpayer money is at stake.
We'll have a report. A Sydiver known for his jump from the Seattle Space Needle dies over the weekend.
Actor Robert Downey Junior's back in jail. And the former Lorena Bobbitt's back in court.
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News 7 is next.

Tinsley


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Rick Knobel (kuh-NO-buhl) wasn't armed when he was shot to death in February.
But today the man accused of his murder claimed it was self-defense.
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Pete Tinsley admits he killed Knobel earlier this year.
He fired at least two shots from a handgun as Knobel tried to enter the defendant's home on Bent Mountain.
The two had been drinking and began to argue over a pick-up truck. Tinsley said he feared for his life, because of the victim's size and his reputation for violence when he was drinking.
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All of the evidence is now in. Members of the jury will hear closing arguments and begin their deliberations in the morning.

TWA-NTSB


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The Pilots final words on TWA Flight 800 were made public today-
As Bob Orr reports, it's part of elaborate public hearings that got underway today.
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((Less than a minute before the mid-air explosion, the tower radios: VO COCKPIT GRAPHIC WITH FONTS TOWER: TWA 800 heavy climb and maintain one five thousand, PILOT: Climb thrust answers the pilot. Climb to one-five thousand. 2nd OFCR: The second officer replies Power's set. Nothing more is heard from the crew. 37 seconds later there's an abrupt noise as the tape ends, THE moment investigators conclude that the center fuel tank exploded, shattering the jumbojet in mid-air. For families of the victims, it was almost too much.
AURELIE BECKER, VICTIM'S MOTHER 134647 "It was difficult to watch. It's difficult from the framework, that in the back of your mind you envision the people that are living inside that airplane at the moment that it went down. That's the only thing that crossed my mind." Investigators this week continue to zero on the plane's wiring, as a possible source of the spark that triggered the fuel tank blast.
They already KNOW the vapors in the center tank were super-heated to the point of being explosive, before the plane even took off. NTSB Chairman Jim Hall again today pushed the FAA to do SOMETHING before it happens again.
JIM HALL, CHAIRMAN NTSB IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS, HAD THE VAPORS IN TWA 800'S FUEL TANK NOT BEEN EXPLOSIVE THIS ACCIDENT WOULD NOT HAVE OCCURRED NO MATTER WHAT THE IGNITION SOURCE. Bob Orr, CBS News, Baltimore.))

Bedford-Supes


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There's no question Bedford County needs to spend more on new schools and infrastructure, but where will the money come from?
Steve Smallshaw has more from tonight's public hearing on the county's capital improvements plan.
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(( Bedford County's school system eats up 60 percent of its annual budget, so it's no surprise school requests also comprised the biggest chunk of the county's 60 million dollar capital improvement plan.
The big projects would add three new elementary schools over the next five years, and make improvements to existing facilities.
Residents had a chance to make a pitch for their favorite project.
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((TERRY WILKERSON/LIBERTY H.S. PTA: DURING THE LAST FEW DAYS, LIBERTY HAS BEEN WITHOUT HEAT DUE TO THE FAILURE OF THE ANTIQUATED BOILERS. WE CANNOT AFFORD TO WAIT UNTIL SEPTEMBER, 2000.))
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Of course, the county still has to find a way to pay for these projects.
And some residents are concerned that Bedford County, which already spends 7- point- 5 million dollars on debt service every year, is considering adding even more.
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((TOM FOSTER/RESIDENT: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 17 HUNDRED AND SOMETHING DOLLARS PER CITIZEN OF DEBT. THAT'S QUITE A BIT OF DEBT FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE RETIRED, WHICH MEANS THE TAX BASE IS GOING TO GO UP.))
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Standup 20:42:24
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((The planning commission will return with its recommendations on January 12th, the same night the county will unveil its revenue projections for the next fiscal year. That should give the board of supervisors a better idea of exactly how much they can afford to spend. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))
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Hospital-Security


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An emergency room shooting may not change security at Danville Regional Medical Center.
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24-year old Derrick Coles allegedly shot 21-year old Darrell Bradner in the waiting area Friday night.
Hospital officials say Coles may have been reacting to an earlier shooting at Hardee's where Eric Coles was hurt.
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((LARRY DEPRIEST/HOSPITAL PRESIDENT: WHAT YOU SEE IN THE HOSPITAL AND PARTICULARLY IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM IS A REFLECTION OF WHAT HAPPENED IN THE COMMUNITY. THIS DID NOT START IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM. THIS STARTED IN THE COMMUNITY. THERE IS VIOLENCE IN THE COMMUNITY.))
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The only security guard on duty was NOT armed-- and the emergency room door did NOT have a metal detector.
Still DePriest says he has no plans to tighten security.
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The alleged gunman, Derrick Coles, was arrested-- the hospital is not releasing the victim's condition.


Kennard-FCC


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Botetourt County is being used as an example for the Federal Communications Commission to show how a rural community can best utilize technology.
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Commission Chairman William Kennard toured Botetourt County today.
One stop was a fiber-optic classroom at Lord Botetourt High School.
The system allows students in other schools to join the class by way of a two-way television hook-up.
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((WILLIAM KENNARD/FCC CHAIRMAN: WE SAW TODAY IN THE CLASSROOM JUST NEXT DOOR HOW STUDENTS IN A MORE RURAL PART OF THIS COMMUNITY WHO WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HAVE THE ADVANCED GERMAN ARE BEING PUT INTO THE SAME COMMUNITY OF LEARNING AS KIDS IN MORE URBAN AREA.))
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Schools such as Lord Botetourt will be able to cash in on a discount from the federal government starting in January.
That would allow schools to save money by using telecommications technology.
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Tease#1



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SOFT MUSIC
Governor Allen appoints a new circuit judge for our area.
Coming up on News-7 at Eleven, we'll tell you who got the nod.
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And growth in Southwest Roanoke County leaves V-Dot speeding to catch up.
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Route-221


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Southwest Roanoke County's growing so fast- one road needs to catch up.
Route 221 is now on the top of V-Dot's road improvement list.
Andrew Freiden tells us today residents found out which properties could be affected.
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(( 13 homes are slated to be acquired by VDOT, and several others are slated to lose a portion of their property.
Sue Hart will lose some land, and get a new driveway.
She says the drivers need improvement, not the road.
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((SUE HART/ROANOKE COUNTY RESIDENT: YOU HAVE THOSE OLD IDIOTS OUT THERE DRIVING LIKE CRAZY. IF YOU'RE GOING TO DRIVE A CAR, YOU DRIVE A CAR-- YOU DON'T USE THE PHONE, CHOW DOWN, READ MATERIAL, AND EVERYTHING ELSE, AND TRY TO DRIVE A CAR. ))
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There are two phases to VDOT's plan.
The first phase would widen and straighten out the infamous "harris curves" on 221.
To do that, VDOT is proposing two bridges to span Back Creek.
The next phase would just be a widening process--
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((CHARLIE LAVINDER/ROANOKE COUNTY RESIDENT: GOOD PROPOSAL, WELL NEEDED, BEEN NEEDED FOR A LONG TIME, THEY'VE DONE A GOOD JOB. THEY'VE TRIED ANYTIME YOU HAVE PROGRESS, YOU HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO HAVE TO SUFFER FOR IT ))
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VDOT officials say you don't have to suffer in silence, though.
There's still plenty of time for public input before the plans are finalized in spring of 1998.
Andrew Freiden, News 7, Roanoke county.))

Teacher-Liability


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The Governor says he just wants to help public school teachers.
He's found some cash to buy them all liability insurance.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THEY OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO ENFORCE DISCIPLINE. AND THEY SHOULDN'T BE HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT LAWSUITS. WHICH THEY WON'T. NOR SHOULD THEY HAVE TO PAY FOR LIABILITY INSURANCE. I WANT TO BACK UP OUR HARD-WORKING TEACHERS.))
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But the Virginia Education Association- which counts about two-thirds of Virginia teachers as members- says state law already requires local school districts to have such insurance.
So EXTRA insurance is only paid for by the teachers themselves in case they're fired or NOT covered by the local schools.
The traditionally Democratic-leaning V-E-A offers such insurance.
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((CHERI JAMES/VA. EDUCATION ASSOC.: I THINK THE ADMINISTRATION'S MOTIVATION -- AND I'D HATE TO GUESS WHAT IT IS SINCE WE HAVEN'T HAD CONVERSATION'S IN OVER FOUR YEARS. BUT I THINK IT'S DESIGNED TO CUT INTO PERHAPS INDIVIDUALS CHOOSING TO JOIN ORGANIZATIONS...Like yours? LIKE OURS, EXACTLY.))
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The Governor's also pitching a new college tuition tax credit.
It could be worth up to about 115-dollars a year in tax savings to families who buy into the Virginia Prepaid Education Program.
That's after a new report shows that those who are buying the prepaid college tuition contracts are overwhelmingly affluent and white.

Franklin


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Governor Allen says the candidates for a judgeship that would serve citizens from Craig County to Staunton are the most qualified attorneys he's interviewed, outside his interviews for state Supreme Court vacancies.
But it's substitute Judge Humes Franklin, Junior who got the nod to sit in the 25th judicial circuit.
Franklin is from Waynesboro.

Tease#2



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SOFT MUSIC
Still ahead on News-7, Robin Reed will join us with the latest forecast.
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And some of television's biggest celebrities tell kids to turn off the tv and turn to a book.
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((READ ME A STORY. LEARN TO READ CAUSE A STORY IS JUST WHAT I NEED.))
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Bobbitt


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The woman who gained national (----------------)
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attention for cutting off her husband's penis is back in court.
Lorena Bobbitt- now Lorena Gallo- is charged with assaulting her mother.
In her first trial, she claimed years of abuse- and was found innocent by reason of insanity.
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Downey


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You use drugs, you go to jail. (----------------)
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That's the message actor Robert Downey Junior got today from a Malibu, California, judge.
The judge rejected Downey's emotional plea for mercy and ordered him to serve six months.
Downey violated terms of his parole by using drugs and alcohol.
The actor was handcuffed and led off to jail.
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Skydiver


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You may remember the man who led a (----------------)
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group of base jumpers off the Space Needle in Seattle last November-
36-year old Steve Mulholland was killed after jumping out of a plane in Antartica over the weekend- His parachute did not open.
Mulholland was a base jumper- who travelled the world jumping from buildings, bridges and cliffs-
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((BETH MELIUS/MULHOLLAND'S GIRLFRIEND: IT WAS JUST A SKY DIVE FOR HIM. THAT'S A WALK IN THE PARK. I MEAN HE JUMPS OFF 300 FOOT OBJECTS THIS WAS NOT EVEN ONE I WORRIED AOBUT.))
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Friends say Mulholland meticulously packed his parachute- for every jump.
They say they take some comfort knowing he died doing what he loved.
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UPS


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The holiday SHIPPING rush is on-
As Scott Golberg reports one company is hoping to win back customers it lost last summer.
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((For veteran drivers like Mike Walton, the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas has always been hectic at United Parcel Service.
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((MIKE WALTON/DRIVER:IT'S OUR BUSY TIME OF THE YEAR.))
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But this year it's not quite as busy as Christmases past.
UPS lost 350-million dollars' worth of business during the Teamsters union strike last August.
This holiday season, UPS is trying to win back its customers. ??NATSOUND SEQUENCE: "thank you"--"all right, have a good day" at 10:56:06
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((WARREN KING/UNITED PARCEL SERVICE: WE DID LET OUR CUSTOMERS DOWN. BUT WE'RE PUTTING THAT BEHIND US. CERTAINLY WE FEEL LIKE WE WANT TO PROVE EVERY PART OF THE YEAR THAT WE'RE THE BEST SERVICE OUT THERE.))
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NATSOUND: TAPING BOXES
UPS expects to move as many as 35-thousand packages through the Roanoke distribution center on the season's busiest days.
The division manager says that's getting back to where business should be.
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((WARREN KING: NATIONALLY WE'RE STILL DOWN A COUPLE OF PERCENT, BUT MOST OF OUR CUSTOMERS ARE COMING BACK.))
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTER: A LOT OF THE CUSTOMERS WHO LEFT UPS DURING THE STRIKE BROUGHT THEIR PACKAGES TO THE POST OFFICE. SOME OF THAT BUSINESS STAYED HERE. THAT'S ONE REASON WHY IT ALREADY HAS BEEN A BUSY SEASON FOR THE POSTAL SERVICE.))
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((MARY PATTON/U.S. POSTAL SERVICE: WE EXPECT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE VOLUME THAN WE EVER HAD.))
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Holiday cards are already pouring into the Post Office, where they're hiring extra workers to keep up with the rush. pre pro
Federal Express is also doing well.
The company picked up 800-thousand extra packages during the 3-week UPS strike,
and FedEx has held onto 15 percent of that new business. natsound break at UPS office?
Still, there are some holiday shippers whose loyalty never wavered.
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((CHRIS MARSHALL: I ALWAYS USE UPS. ))
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And that's the attitude U-P-S is truck pulling away looking for as it tries to leave behind memories of last summer's crippling shutdown.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))
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Forecasts
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S-Extra


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Cave's Corey Paxton picks his college, Fleming picks up an award, the Express picks up some sports, and Tech's Al Clark picks up a piece of cake.
But first right after the news tonight Tennessee's Peyton Manning guest stars on the "Late Show" throwing passes against David Letterman.
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No one is enjoying the moment more tonight than Utah's John Stockton who is back in the lineup for the first time since undergoing knee surgery eight weeks ago.
Stockton made his presence felt immediately slicing inside, scoring and drawing a foul just 10 seconds into the game.
Now the scores.

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WIPE TO MOTION
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S-Paxton


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One of Friday Football Extra's top quarterbacks from this past season has picked his college.
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Cave Spring's Corey Paxton, the hard throwing six foot two inch quarterback has verbally committed to play at William & Mary.
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Paxton completed 55 percent of his passes this year for over 1000 yards and 13 touchdowns.
He picked the Tribe over Richmond, JMU and Lehigh.
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((COREY PAXTON:))
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S-Civitan


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WRITER=Mike
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The William Fleming Colonels were back in the spotlight today picking up some hardware for something they could teach Hampton a thing or two about - sportsmanship.
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Head Coach George Miller and a number of his state-runner-up team were lunch guests of the Civitan Club, which also gave the team its prestigious Sportsmanship award.
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One of the key parts of the Fleming team, Josh Berry also received a $500 scholarship from the Civitan Club.
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S-Express


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WRITER=Mike
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The Roanoke Express has a big weekend of divisional games coming up later this week with a date in Richmond, and a home skate against Hampton Roads.
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But last night each and every member of the team gave up their night off to spend some time in the Carillon hospital children's ward at Community.
The players dropped by to pass out out some pizza, some hockey sticks, spread some Christmas cheer and drop off some cash.
Joe Steffen played Santa Claus and presented the ward with a check for $13 hundred, 48 dollars and 65 cents.
The money for the kids was raised at a golf tourney earlier this Fall.
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S-MLB


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A number of player in the major leagues also got some unexpected gifts today.
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In Baltimore, Brady Anderson signed a new five year $31 million dollar contract to remain with the Orioles.
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While in Cleveland, the Indians signed Dwight Gooden to a two year deal worth @2 point 8 million a season.
The Tribe also welcomed back Kenny Lofton and gave his a three year deal worth $24 million.
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Sports Tease


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WRITER=Mike
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Still to come tonight on News 7 sports, Steve Mason checks in with the Gator Bowl-bound Virginia Tech Hokies
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and among other things, gives us an update on Al Clark and how he's recovering since his knee surgery.
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S-Tech


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The Gator Bowl bound North Carolina Tarheels got a new head coach today as defensive coordinator Carl Torbush was named Mack Brown's successor.
Meanwhile, Virginia Tech's Al Clark got a piece of pound cake.
Steve Mason explains.
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Read-Story


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Hollywood stars took a back seat to Curious George-
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((oh read me a story everday))
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Curious George and Lyle the Crocodile are a few story book characters kicking off the "Read me a Story" campaign.
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((ANTHONTY EDWARDS/ACTOR; IT WAS A GREAT ESCAPE FOR US CAUSE TV WAS ONLY. YOU COULDN'T WATCH TV. YOU COULD WATCH CERTAIN THINGS AT CERTAIN TIMES SO BOOKS WERE A GREAT ESCAPE.)) ((ED ASNER/ACTOR; AND HE GROWLED WITH HIS GRINCH FINGERS TAPPING. I MUST FIND SOME WAY TO STOP CHRISTMAS FROM COMING.))
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