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1-Schools

ANCHOR=Melanie
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Alderson Elementary School in Greenbrier County, West Virginia is closed today due to high water.
All other schools in the county will be open.
There will be no buses running from Alderson to other schools.

E-Jessie


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-96
GRAPHIC=Jessie


No first degree murder conviction for the Dickenson County man charged with killing his four- year- old stepdaughter.
But Kenneth Jessie still faces 50-years in prison for second degree murder and child abuse.
Teresa Hamilton reports-- the jury's decision came down after listening to intense closing arguments.
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((NANCY DICKENSON/KENNETH JESSIE'S ATTORNEY: YOU'RE NO DOUBT ANGRY THAT SOMETHING LIKE THIS COULD HAPPEN TO A LITTLE GIRL, A FOUR YEAR OLD, A DEFENSELESS, PRECIOUS PRETTY LITTLE GIRL. ))
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Those were some of the sentiments shared by Kenneth Jessie's attorney as she tried to convince jurors to convict her client ONLY of child abuse-- NOT first degree murder.
To do so--Nancy Dickenson attempted to place the blame on Jessie's wife---

saying it was Elizabeth who killed four year old Annie by placing a gag inside her mouth.
The child, who was severely beaten, suffocated to death last spring, after she was tied to her bed, inside the family's Dickenson County mobile.
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IN Q=What killed

((NANCY DICKENSON/KENNETH JESSIE'S ATTORNEY: WHAT KILLED ANNIE WAS THE RAG THAT ELIZABETH JESSIE PUT IN HER MOUTH AND TAPED OVER. ))
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The commonwealth concedes the little girl could've gagged to death-- but during closing arguments put a slightly different spin on the story-- one that placed even more of the blame on the child's stepfather.
Prosecutors say Kenneth Jessie was the one who tied Annie to her urine soaked bed in such a way-- the position of her body-- was enough to suffocate her-- even without a gag. TAKE SU
The jury recommended the maximum 50- year sentence.
The same sentence facing Jessie's wife.
She pleaded guilty to second degree murder and child abuse earlier this week.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Christiansburg.))

E-Fatal-Fall


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-95
GRAPHIC=NONE


Police found a body at the bottom of a deep storage pit in Roanoke.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The body was apparently badly decomposed when authorities pulled it out of the storage unit.
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SOT 07.17.22 - 07.17.36
IN Q=When I arrived

((SGT. T.L. CARMICHAEL/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.: WHEN I ARRIVED HERE WE FOUND AN UNIDENTIFIED WHITE MALE DECEASED. HE HAD BEEN LOCATED ABOUT 25 FEET DOWN INTO WHAT LOOKS LIKE A WATER STORAGE AREA.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. T. L. Carmichael/Roanoke Police Dept.
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Two youngsters reportedly spotted the body alongside the Professional Arts Building at 30 West Franklin Road.
A janitor at the building estimated the body was in the storage unit two or three days and that the victim suffered a broken neck.
Police say they aren't sure how the man got into the stairwell or the cause of his death.
The investigation continues.
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UNABOMBER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Kaczynski, Ted


Unabomber suspect Ted Kaczynski is being kept under a 24-hour suicide watch.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA;


Yesterday, authorities in Sacramento said Kaczynski may have tried to hang himself with his underwear.
Today, Kaczynski is expected to appear in court for another hearing.
Defense attorneys and prosecutors will discuss plans to give him a mental evaluation.
Yesterday, Kaczynski agreed to the tests, hoping to be allowed to represent himself when his trial resumes.
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BONO


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Bono


Pop star turned politician Sonny Bono will be buried today in Palm Springs California.
Among mourners expected at the funeral service are scores of his fellow members of Congress and his show business colleagues, including his ex-wife Cher.
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SUPER=03-Palm Springs, CA;

4:00:46
Hundreds of mourners filed through a Palm Springs church for more than three hours last night paying their respects to Bono.
Bono was killed Monday in a skiing accident.
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One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M98-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;



(roll cold out of break)
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SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Lenore Rowe/Rodeo Performer; :23
SUPER=24-January 1997; :34
SUPER=12-Salem; 1:16
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TapeTosses to break Stocks Comm

5-TLC


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#598-01
GRAPHIC=tap


A clerical mistake could mean the end of the Roanoke Valley's only longterm housing for the homeless.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Transitional Living Center provides shelter for about 65 people.
The facility offers food and helps take care of children while their parents try to find a job.
But when it came time to apply for housing and urban development funds, --the shelter's parent organization- Total Action Against Poverty, did not mail six pages of the form.
The shelter was immediately disqualified for 300-thousand dollars.
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SOT 3:32:38
IN Q=If you'd been operating

((ELLEN BROWN/TOTAL ACTION AGAINST POVERTY: IF YOU'D BEEN OPERATING ... NO POINTS FOR THAT.))
SUPER=01-Ellen Brown/Total Action Against Poverty;
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The future of the shelter is uncertain-- the money equalled about two thirds of the shelter's budget.
Brown says the Transitional Living Center now needs the community's help to keep the facility open.
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Weekend-Promo


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=dse
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


We're about to welcome a new newscast to the W-D-B-J lineup.
News-7 Saturday Morning and News-7 Sunday Morning begin this weekend.
Double Boxes=Mel & Denise/Andrew


Denise Allen and Andrew Freiden will be hosting the newscasts.
Are you guys getting excited?
(Denise and Andy adlib)

2-shot Denise and Andrew
ANCHOR=Denise


Of course we'll have the best coverage of news, sports and weather that you've come to expect of News-7
ANCHOR=Andrew


But we'll also have lots of things you won't see anywhere else.
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ANCHOR=Andrew


On Saturday we'll have features like Time Off.
Each week Kimberly will introduce us to a getaway here in Southwest Virginia.
ANCHOR=Denise


We'll also have Eye- On- Virginia, where we take an in-depth look at the events and organizations affecting Southwest Virginia.
ANCHOR=Andrew


And we'll sample the best recipe's from all across the area in Weekend Diner.
ANCHOR=Denise


Then on Sunday, we'll dust off the News-7 archives and take a look at area history through Virginia Newsreel.
ANCHOR=Andrew


Tonya Flory will have the latest health information on HealthCheck.
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2-Shot Denise and Andrew
ANCHOR=Denise


And in Virginia Profiles, the News-7 team will take an in-depth look at the people making news across the Commonwealth.
ANCHOR=Andrew


All that and more coming your way on News-7 Saturday and Sunday Morning.
ANCHOR=Denise


That starts tomorrow morning at eight.
Double Boxes=Denise/Andrew & Mel


So Melanie, you better get up early and check us out!
(everybody ad lib)


Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#MR-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;



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SUPER=13-Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer; :00
SUPER=18-"Titanic"-Paramount; :13
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(( "Titanic" is an amazing achievement. The scope is colossal; special effects bring the event to life and give the tragedy authenticity. However it is the love affair between a passenger in steerage, played by Leonardo de Caprio; and Kate Winslet a lovely first class passenger trapped in a loveless engagement, that makes us care about this sinking ship.
The story moves easily between a salvage operation in the present and reminiscences from a one hundred year old woman who was a Titanic survivor.
"Titanic" gets and A. It's one of the few blockbuster movies that actually lives up to the hype.))
Steve Live

Double Boxes=SPa & KMC
(Toss to Kimberly)


Kaczynski


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Kaczynski


Unabomber suspect Ted Kaczynski is under a suicide watch in his Sacramento jail cell.
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SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA;


Authorities say yesterday he tried to hang himself with his underwear.
Today, kaczynski is expected to appear in court for another hearing.
Defense attorneys and prosecutors will discuss plans to give him a psychiatric exam.
Yesterday, Kaczynski agreed to the tests, hoping to be allowed to represent himself when his trial resumes.
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NAT-WX


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=severe weather


Eastern Canada and parts of northern New York and New England remain crippled by a deadly ice storm.
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VO-NAT

UP TO MINUTE--5:00:31
SUPER=03-Vermont;


It's part of a huge weather system stretching through the southern United States.
SUPER=03-Quebec, Canada;


At least six people have died, and millions of Canadians are without power.
SUPER=03-Tennessee;


Farther south, the same system has produced devastating rainstorms and flooding that have taken nine lives.
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Flash-Flooding


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#net (edit of 97-94)
GRAPHIC=Flooding


And closer to home, ten families were evacuated from their homes in Goshen yesterday as the Maury River threatened.
But through most of western Virginia, flooding caused only minor problems.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;


Rockbridge County appears to have suffered the worst flooding.
The high water blocked route 39, and threatened homes in Goshen and Rockbridge Baths.
In the Roanoke Valley, the threat of serious flooding had passed by mid-afternoon... providing a spectacle, but few concerns for residents.
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Fatal-Fall


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-95
GRAPHIC=NONE


A body was found lying in a steep, storage unit last night alongside The Professional Arts Building in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Roanoke police and firefighters pulled the body of a white male from the unit.
It was apparently badly decomposed.
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IN Q=When I arrived

((SGT. T.L. CARMICHAEL/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.: WHEN I ARRIVED HERE WE FOUND AN UNIDENTIFIED WHITE MALE DECEASED. HE HAD BEEN LOCATED ABOUT 25 FEET DOWN INTO WHAT LOOKS LIKE A WATER STORAGE AREA.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. T. L. Carmichael/Roanoke Police Dept.
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A janitor at the building said two youngsters discovered the body and that the victim suffered a broken neck.
Police are not sure of the cause of death--and their investigation continues.
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S-Muldoon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=Patrick Muldoon


Congressman Rick Boucher's opponent in the last election wants another chance to unseat him.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg


Yesterday, Patrick Muldoon announced that he's seeking the ninth district Republican nomination.
Muldoon is an engineer at the Celanese plant in Narrows.
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(( ))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Radford doctor Joe Barta is also expected to seek the G-O-P nomination.

Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M98-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;

Roll cold out of birthdays

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Steve Live
(I'll call for board)
ESS#8700
(toss to Melanie)
Double Boxes=SPA & MEL


4-schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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Flooding is still causing problems for some school systems.
In Augusta County, Craigsville elementary is closed. All other schools in Augusta County will be delayed two hours.
In Greenbrier County, Alderson Elementary is closed. All other schools will be open, but no buses will run from Alderson.

Jessie


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#net (edit of 97-84)
GRAPHIC=Jessie


Kenneth Jessie was sentenced to 50 years in prison for his part in the death of his four- year- old stepdaughter.
A Montgomery County jury found the 35- year- old man guilty of child abuse and second degree murder.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


In closing arguments the defense said the child died because of the actions
of Jessie's wife--- arguing it was Elizabeth who killed four- year- old Annie

by placing a gag inside her mouth.
The child, who was severely beaten, suffocated to death last spring, after she was tied to her bed, inside the family's Dickenson County mobile home.
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IN Q=What killed

((NANCY DICKENSON/KENNETH JESSIE'S ATTORNEY: WHAT KILLED ANNIE WAS THE RAG THAT ELIZABETH JESSIE PUT IN HER MOUTH AND TAPED OVER. ))
SUPER=01-Nancy Dickenson/Kenneth Jessie's Attorney;
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VO-NAT


Prosecutors say Kenneth Jessie was the one who tied Annie to her urine soaked bed in such a way-- the position of her body-- was enough to suffocate her-- even without a gag.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The jury recommended the maximum 50- year sentence.
The same sentence facing Jessie's wife.
She pleaded guilty to second degree murder and child abuse earlier this week.

E-TLC


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-88
GRAPHIC=Tap


November may mean the closing of Roanoke Valley's only longterm homeless shelter due to a simple clerical slip-up.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Transitional Living Center offers food, beds and the chance for families to find work.
All this depends on money from Housing and Urban Development.
But shelter leaders at TAP - or Total Action Against Poverty - forgot to mail part of this year's application for funds --
so the shelter was automatically disqualified.
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((ELLEN BROWN/TOTAL ACTION AGAINST POVERTY: I'M JUST DEVASTATED. THIS IS VERY CLOSE TO OUR HEART AND TO THE HEARTS OF MANY PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY. THIS IS AN EFFECTIVE VERY MUCH NEEDED PROGRAM.)) ((JACQULEN BURKS/SHELTER RESIDENT: SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE I'VE GOTTEN MY CHILDREN INTO COUNSELING, I GO TO SCHOOL FOR COMPUTERS, SOMEPLACE TO STAY FOR LONGTERM TIL I CAN GET MY SCHOOLING DONE.))
SUPER=01-Ellen Brown/Total Action Against Poverty;
SUPER=01-Jacqulen Burks/Shelter Resident; :15
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OUT Q=schooling done
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VO-NAT


The shelter planned to get 300-thousand dollars in national funds.
Without that money -- shelter leaders say they'll need community support to avoid closing.
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S-Danville-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-92
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Friends of a Danville store owner who was shot during a robbery are hoping the power of prayer can help speed his recovery.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Monday; :00


An unknown gunman shot Fred Bevill twice in his downtown bookstore Monday afternoon.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :05


Lynchburg mayor Jim Whitaker also owns a Christian bookstore.
He's asking other booksellers across the nation to pray for Bevill's recovery.
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IN Q=In today's society

((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: IN TODAY'S SOCIETY, YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WHO MIGHT WALK IN YOUR DOOR AND WHAT THEY MIGHT DO. SO WE STARTED THIS PRAYER CHAIN SO THAT WE CAN ALERT OTHE PEOPLE TO IT, AND I BELIEVE VERY STRONGLY IN PRAYER. I BELIEVE THAT THE LORD HEALS AND FORTUNATELY MR. BEVILL IS ON THE WAY TO RECOVERY.))
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Bevill was listed in fair condition at the Danville Regional Medical Center.
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Report-Cards


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Education


Now schools will have the same report card worries as students.
The State Board of Education yesterday adopted a plan to send parents report cards on individual public schools.
Parents will get the numbers to compare how their children's learning environment measures up.
The reports are another part of outgoing Governor George Allen's campaign to raise school standards and increase accountability to parents.
The reports are expected to start going to parents in early fall.

Cops-Coaches


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some Roanoke County cops will be picking up a new beat--on the playing field.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Officers like Dale Clark will be coaching high school student athletes as part of the "Cops for Coaches" Program.
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IN Q=I coached a

((OFC. DALE CLARK/ROANOKE CO. POLICE: I COACHED A LITTLE BIT WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND COACHED LITTLE LEAGUE BALL AND I UMPIRED AND I REALLY RESPECTED UMPIRES AT THAT TIME WHEN I WENT THROUGH THAT AND I LEARN SOMETHING EVERYDAY. SO, WHATEVER I LEARN I CAN TRY TO PASS ON TO THEM IF THEY WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT.))
SUPER=01-Dale Clark/Roanoke Co. Police Dept.;
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OUT Q=hear about it.
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Police and school board officials kicked-off the program yesterday.
It targets "at risk" youths--giving them an opportunity to build a rapport with police officers.
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IN Q=At home, for

((MIKE STOVALL/CHRMN. ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL BOARD: AT HOME FOR EXAMPLE THERE MAY BE PEER PRESSURE THAT YOU CAN'T SIT DOWN WITH YOUR PARENTS AND TELL THEM ABOUT A PROBLEM BUT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO WALK UP TO THE POLICE OFFICER AND SAY HEY, I'VE GOT A PROBLEM. A LOT OF TIMES COACHES CAN DO THAT. A LOT OF TIMES COACHES FORM THAT BOND WITH THEM AND THEY CAN DO THAT.))
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OUT Q=can do that.
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The Department of Criminal Justice has put up the funds for "Cops for Coaches."
Officers will take to their new posts next month.
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4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


It looks like Barry Switzer's coaching days with the Dallas Cowboys are over.
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There are reports this morning that Switzer has resigned after the Cowboys failed to make the playoffs for the first time in seven years.
For more from sports world here's a look at the scoreboards.
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points//Roanoke/63/j/Rand-Macon/69///;
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SUPER=0098-/Clemson/66/j/Wake Forest/70///j/N. Carolina #1/96//Ga. Tech/75///;
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SUPER=0098-j/St. Andrews/91//Longwood/77///j/Clinch Valley/70//Averett/69///;
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SUPER=0098-/Va. Tech/74/j/Xavier/83//Women//Maryland/60/j/Virginia/86//Women/;
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Asheville/80/j/Radford/81//Women/;
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Dee/3///j/Mississippi/3//Tallahassee/1//Raleigh at Express - Tonight/;
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