[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Jury selection gets under way today in Missouri for the man believed to have injected his son with the AIDS virus.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Michigan authorities are on the lookout for a teenager believed to be a suspect in the death of four of his family members.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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News 7 at noon is next.

[Michigan-Teen]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Michigan authorities say an 18-year-old is in custody and police are searching for ANOTHER teen in the killings of five people.
The second teen is believed to be related to four of the victims.
According to a local newspaper, police believe the victims are the boy's father, mother, brother, and grandfather-- plus an unrelated woman.
A spokesman has identified the 18- year- old suspect as Seth Stephen Privacky.
The victims' bodies were found throughout the house and a man's body was discovered in the driveway.
Some of the victims had gunshot wounds.

[Aids-Injection]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Jury selection begins today in the trial of a man accused of assaulting his son, by injecting him with the AIDS virus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Charles, MO;]


Prosecutors believe that Brian Stewart stole contaminated blood from a hospital where he worked, and then injected it into his baby son.
They say Stewart hoped he would not have to pay child support anymore.
The seven- year- old boy now has AIDS.
Stewart is being tried on a charge of first-degree assault.
Jury selection is expected to take two days.
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[Airport-Shootout]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


The Los Angeles International Airport was the scene of police chase that ended in a fatal shootout overnight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


It started near the airport, when police chased two robbery suspects.
A shootout between the suspects and police killed one suspect, and injured an L-A officer.
The second suspect carjacked a vehicle and led police on ANOTHER chase that ended at the airport.
Police shot the suspect in the head, as he tried to escape into a terminal.
Eyewitnesses say they dropped to the ground to avoid the gunfire.
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((I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT IN MY LIFE. I JUST CAME OUT HERE AND HEARD SHOTS. SCARY.))
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[VO-NAT]


The suspect is in stable condition after surgery.
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[Death-Row-Escape]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Prison Break]


After three days, an escapee is still at large after breaking away from the nation's busiest death row.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Huntsville, TX;]


More than 500 prison guards, sheriff's deputies, and local police officers are searching round-the-clock for Martin (guh-ROO-lee) Gurule.
Gurule scaled two prison walls and fled into the woods.
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[SOT 5:00:38]
[IN Q=I hope ]

((A.J. MILLER/WALKER CO. SHERIFF: I HOPE HE IS OUT THERE 72 HOURS, HUNGRY, CHEWED UP BY MOSQUITOES, CONSTANTLY LISTENING TO THE DOG PACKS ROAMING SOMEWHERE NEAR HIM, AND KNOWING THAT IT'S NOT GOING TO LET UP.))
[SUPER=01-A. J. Miller/Walker Co. Sheriff;]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities believe Gurule might be somewhere on the 17- thousand- acres surrounding the prison complex.
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[Tobacco-Growers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco]


Tobacco growers will lose 12-Billion dollars over the next ten years.
That figure comes from the National Tobacco Growers Association.
Many growers say there's going to be a drop in demand because of the higher prices brought by the national tobacco settlement.
That has led growers to ask for compensation from the 206-Billion dollar settlement.
North Carolina's attorney general has said cigarette makers would offer about five Billion dollars to growers.

[VDOT-Patrols]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-74 TC16:21]
[GRAPHIC=Holdiay Traffic]


Stranded motorists got a helping hand this weekend, help that may soon be available more often.
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[VO-NAT]

V-DOT's safety service patrols were out in full force during the Thanksgiving break. They were monitoring the major roadways between Montgomery and Botetourt Counties and to Franklin County. Four trucks were equiped with gas, aircompressors, tools for minor road repairs and cell phones to call for assistance. The six year old program is used during major holiday weekends. Officials hope to offer it on a more frequent basis, but have not decided if it is feasible.
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((IT CERTAINLY WOULD BE A MUCH MORE FUNDING ITEM, THAN DOING IT FOUR OR FIVE WEEKENDS. BUT IT IS SOMETHING WE ARE LOOKING AT AS TRYING TO EXTEND IT, YES.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Echols/VDOT Spokesman;]
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[VO-NAT]

The patrols worked in conjunction with state police to help stranded motorists.
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[Falwell-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]


Reverend Jerry Falwell had some unwanted attention outside his church yesterday.
Reverend Fred Phelps and about 20 members of his Topeka Kansas church held an anti-gay protest outside.
Phelps said he does not agree with Falwell's view that Christians should hate sin but love the sinner.
A Falwell spokesman called the protest absurd and hateful.
Phelps drew notice last month when he led an anti-gay protest at the funeral of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student who died after being beaten.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Quebecers are going to the polls today-- could it be a step towards another North American nation?
That's one of the stories ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And rival monks battle in the streets of South Korea.
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[Talent=Patrick]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]

[South-Korea]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


South Korean riots have resulted in the injuries of at least seven Buddhist monks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seoul, South Korea;]


Today's scheduled rally looked more like a street brawl.
The clashes were between self- proclaimed reformist monks and oppositions factions in the South Korean capital, Seoul.
Two-thousand Buddhist monks had gathered in the capital from temples around the country for a rally against other monks occupying the temple.
Those monks threw rocks and aimed fire extinguishers at the protestors.
It was the third such confrontation since the leadership dispute of the Buddhists eruped earlier this month.

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[Quebec-Elections]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Quebec's pro- independence leaders are hoping today's election will nudge the province closer to separating from the rest of Canada.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montreal, Canada;]


Early polls indicate Premier (loo-see-EHN) (boo-SHARDZ) Lucien Bouchard's party will be re- elected.
It already holds the majority of seats in the Quebec legislature.
Bouchard has pledged to hold a public vote on secession IF his party is victorious.
More than five million people were eligible to cast their ballots in the election that could lead to another referendum on Quebec's independence.
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[Mideast-Peace]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A major snag in the Middle East deal--
Both the Israelis and Palestinians today threatened to block implentation of joint peace accords, with each blaming the other.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank;]


The Palestinians say Israel violated the Wye River agreement.
They say Israel is demanding they go through with their part of the agreement, but are not keeping their own promises.
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((HANAN ASHRAWI/PALESTINIAN LAWMAKER: NETANYAHU IS CONSTANTLY LOOKING FOR PRE-TEXT TO DESTROY THE PEACE PROCESS BY LEVYING SUCH PUBLIC ACCUSATIONS AND CHARGES AND BY THREATENING TO WITHDRAW FROM THE PEACE PROCESS. HE IS RESORTING TO THE USUAL EXTREMIST IDEOLOGICAL TACTICS.))
[SUPER=01-Hanan Ashrawi/Palestinian Lawmaker;]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to walk away from the peace agreements, if the Palestinians declare statehood WITHOUT negotiating the issue.
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((DAVID BAR ILLAN/NETANYAHU'S ADVISOR: IN SUCH A CASE, ISRAEL WOULD HAVE TO DRAW ITS OWN CONCLUSIONS AND DO WHATEVER IT NEEDS TO DO IN ORDER TO SECURE ISRAEL'S NATIONAL INTERESTS.))
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[VO-NAT]


Netanyahu's advisor says any unilateral declarations of a independent state would mean the collapse of the Oslo agreements.
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[Deputy-Salary]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia sheriff's are calling for higher salaries for their deputies.
The Virginia Compensation Board set the starting salary of deputies at just under 22-thousand dollars a year.
But game wardens get more than three thousand dollars more and state troopers start at more than 27-thousand dollar a year.
Sheriff's say that makes keeping good deputies hard to keep because they'll move to higher paying jobs.
[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wall Street's wild ride over the last three months has many investors on edge-- should you stay on the roller-coaster or get off?
Some advice for retirees is up next on NEws-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And throw away your old vacuum cleaner-- we'll have the latest in vacuuming technology in just a few minutes.


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[Retirees]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Stock Market]


Stay in or get out-- it's a question on the minds of many investors following the recent ups and downs on Wall Street.
It an especially weighty question for soon- to- be retirees.
Emily Church has some advice.
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[SUPER=01-Chris Hayes/Investment Counselor; :26]
[SUPER=01-Emily Church/Reporting; :38]
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((Now that he is retired..former welder Robert Leaf gets to spend more time watching High School football games. Robert Leaf: "Playing good this year...huh" Track: Leaf also has a winning investment strategy...he put 70% of his money into stocks back in 1982 and is taking the 3rd quarter drop into stride. Robert Leaf: I didn't loose the money I put into the market..it's just money that I had gained...so I'm still way ahead..I still tripled my money.
(Nat)"How do you establish a budget."

Track: To make sure he is on the right track Leaf attends investment seminars like this one..lead by Chris Hayes who specializes in retirement investment strategy. Chirs Hayes: "The ball game has changed...I'm telling you it's changed..those of you that are 60 and 70 now still have to have exposure to the stock market...still have to have growth oriented investments. On Camera/Track: The rule of thumb used to be the older you got the more of the savings you put into safe fixed return investments...now as yeilds on those investments turn lower some seniors are finding themselves in trouble. Chris Hayes: They have had to cut back on their life style...and they have had to cut back on basic necessities..because as interest rates have gone down they have not been able to manintain some of the needs that they have in their own household. Track: That advice hit home to 60 year old Augusta Field who started a new career in her late 40's and is about to invest for the first time.
Augusta Field: "I would like to put it in to something that is has more risk to it, which has, sot of quicker growth.

Track/:Hayes tells seniors to act like younger investors. Hayes: What I tell many older adults and seniors is that you have to ride out the storm. That again, long term, you're still going to be living 10 to 20 to 30 years in retirement. Track/: And leaf tells fellow seniors to put aside their stock market jitters. Leaf: You have faith in the country, and you believe in the country, then you're going to stay in the market. Track/ That's the advice seniors need to stay in the game. Emily Church for CBS News, NY))


[Train-Ride]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


For more than five years a special train has carried state legislators and other guests to Virginia Tech games.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The "Thouroughbred Express 1998" rolled through Virginia yesterday.
It was making a return trip to Norfolk after taking more than 100-people to Blacksburg on Friday.
The first state speaker of the House from Norfolk since 1792 helped organize the trip. The Express has been chugging up and down that route since 1992.
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[Clothing-Project]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-75 TC1:20:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Roanoke County church congregation has spent the last couple of months playing dress-up with dolls.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

It's part of the Salvation Army's project to provide less fortunate children with dolls for Christmas. The organization gave plain dolls to members of the Windsor Hills Methodist church in the fall. Participants make clothing for the dolls and dress them. Organizers say some of the dolls are dressed for relationships.
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[SOT=02:58:23]
[IN Q=A GIRL AND HER]

((POLLY MCFARLANE/PROJECT COORDINATOR; A GIRL AND HER DOLL, THERE'S JUST SOMETHING SPECIAL. SO WE DRESS THEM AND VISUALIZE SOMEONE WHO MIGHT BE GOING TO SLEEP WITH THIS DOLL EVERY NIGHT. OR WORKING WITH HER HAIR OR CHANGING HER CLOTHES. JUST MAKING HER PART OF HER DAILY LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Polly McFarlane/Project Coordinator;]
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[OUT Q=her daily life.]
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[VO-NAT]

The dolls are returned to the Salvation Army. Most are distributed as gifts, but some of the fancier ones are auctioned off. The money is used to buy new dolls for the following year. Winsdor Hills Methodist has helped with the project for 15-years.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 117 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Still ahead in sports, we'll tell you how the Cavs and the Hokies fared in the regular season's final football poll.

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[VO-NAT]


Plus, it was a happy flight back from Oakland for the Washington Redskins.
We'll have the details coming up, when News 7 at Noon continues.
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[COMM BREAK #3]


[Johnson]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


Pitcher Randy Johnson is headed to Arizona.
Word was released about an hour ago that Johnson has agreed to a four year 53-Million dollar contract with the Diamondbacks.
Last season, Johnson was a mid-season acquisition by Houston from Seattle and ran up an impressive 10-and-one mark with a one-poiint-26 e-r-a with the Astros.


[Skins]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-21]
[GRAPHIC=Skins/Raiders]


The Washington Redskins picked up win number three on the year- the team's first victory on the road, beating Oakland 29 to 19.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/FOX Sports; :]


A little rain didn't keep the Oakland faithful from the stands.
Washington scored 52 seconds into the game. Trent Green hits a wide open Stephen Davis on the 20 yard touchdown pass to make it 7- nothing.
The Raiders bounced right back. Napolean Kaufman takes the handoff and cuts up field for the 25 yard touchdown run to tie it at seven.
Green's second T-D pass took an indirect route. The ball hits the Oakland defender before bouncing back into the hands of Leslie Shepherd. The Skins go up 17- 7 at the half.
The Redskins scored a safety to open the third. Then
[SUPER=30-Washington/29/Oakland/19/;]

Green throws the 2 yard pass to Stephen Alexander and Washington goes on to beat Oakland 29 to 19.
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[Panthers]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-24]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/FOX Sports; :]


It was the same old story for the Panthers yesterday against the Jets.
Carolina would take the early lead. Fred Lane takes it outside on the one yard touchdown run to make it 7- 3 Panthers.
But New York had the dominant running game. Curtis Martin takes the pitch from Vinny Testaverde. He'll take it around and back, going 60 yards for the touchdown. The Jets take the 10- 7 lead in the first quarter.
The Jets had a few tricks up their sleeves. Wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson gets the ball on the reverse, turns
[SUPER=30-N.Y. Jets/48/Carolina/21/;]

the corner and races into the end zone on the 35 yard touchdown run. New York wins it 48 to 21.
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[Jags]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-25]
[GRAPHIC=Jags/Bengals]


Jacksonville's Mark Brunell threw a touchdown pass in each quarter as the A-F-C Central leading Jaguars downed the Bengals 34- 17.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/CBS Sports; :]


Already up 7- nothing, Brunell finds Keenan McCardle, who hauls it in for the 8 yard touchdown pass play, and the Jags led 14- nothing.
The Bengals trailed 17 to 10 at the half. But Neil O'Donnell opened up the third by hitting Tony McGee on the 7 yard touchdown pass.
Brunell had an answer. He goes again to
[SUPER=30-Jacksonville/34/Cincinnati/17/;]

McCardle who catches the 3 yard pass for his second score of the day and the Jaguars win it 34 to 17.
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[Pats]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-17]
[GRAPHIC=Patriots/Bills]


With no time left on the clock, the Patriots come from behind to beat the Bills and move into a third-place tie in the N-F-C East.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Foxboro, MA/CBS Sports; :]


Doug Flutie's second touchdown pass gave Buffalo the 21- 19 lead with six minutes left in the game.
But the Patriots got new life on this play. Henry Jones is called for interference on this Drew Bledsoe Hail Mary pass in the end zone as the clock ticks down to zero.
The penalty moves the ball to the one yard line and while the Bills protest, Bledsoe
[SUPER=30-New England/25/Buffalo/21/;]

tosses the one yard pass to Ben Coates, and the Pats run away with the 25- 21 win.
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[NFL]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-15]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]



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[VO NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/FOX Sports; :]


In Chicago, the Bears hosted the Tampa Bay Bucanneers.
And Ronde Barber would score his first N-F-L touchdown, as he scoops up this blocked punt and dances his way into the end zone from 20 yards out.
The Bucs go on to beat the Bears 31- 17.
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[Polls]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=net-]
[GRAPHIC=UVA/Tech football]


After Saturday's big game in Blacksburg, the Hokies and the Cavs did some dancing around the Associated Press college football poll.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Saturday;]


Virginia moves up again after the come from behind victory.
The Cavaliers finish the regular season ranked 14th- up from sixteenth last week. They'll head to the Peach Bowl in Atlanta for the New Year's Eve festivities.
Meanwhile, Virginia Tech is still waiting for a bowl bid after dropping from 20th to 25th place.
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[Rangers]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-27]
[GRAPHIC=NHL logo]


On to the ice, where it was a triumphant return for New York's Peter Nedved- who sat out most of a year in a dispute with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Nedved scored his first goal as the Rangers beat Nashville 5 to 1.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/MSG; :]


In his third game with the Rangers, Nedved would score on the slap shot about 7 and a half minutes into the game to put the Rangers up one- nothing.
Moments later the Rangers would light up the board
[SUPER=31-N.Y. Rangers/5/Nashville/1/;]

again.
This time its the great one- Wayne Gretzky- who scores on the rebound.
It's his third goal of the season.
The Rangers beat the visiting Predators 5 to 1.
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[Vacuum-Cleaner]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Folks in Hong Kong don't have any excuses for not vacuuming--
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=03-Hong Kong, China]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=nat vacuuming]
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[VO-NAT]


That's where the world's first robotic vacuum cleaner was unveiled today.
The machine has a built in navigational radar that helps it find open spaces.
Electrolux claims it can pick up 97-percent of household dust and dirt.
The vacuum cleaner needs about an hour to clean two average sized bedrooms.
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