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Up next on News 7 at 11....
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Western Virginia is now under a winter storm warning... last minute preparations are underway...
And we're not alone... Across the northeast, people are bracing for the worst.
Though not everyone is taking this cold weather seriously... we'll visit the annual polar bear swim...
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News 7 at 11 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


It's almost here... this was the scene in Springfield, Missouri just a few hours ago...
Meanwhile in Roanoke, people are preparing for a long winter weekend...
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[Winter-Storm]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Good evening, I'm Eric Earnhart, Jean is off tonight.
The first winter storm of the year may be just hours away.
Across the eastern U.S., people are bracing for the blow.
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(( As the snow continues advancing eastward, cities in it's path are doing their best to prepare.
Images like these are fueling fears of the worst storm in 20 years in Chicago...
City workers are piling sandbags along the shore of Lake Michigan to hold back rising water...
Stores are selling out of snow blowers and snow shovels.
Meanwhile, city officials are pressing every piece of heavy equipment available into service.

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((SOT TERRY LEVIN/ CITY OF CHICAGO: WE CAN GET WELL OVER A HUNDRED PIECES

OF HEAVY CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT FROM THE SEWER DEPARTMENT, THE WATER DEPARTMENT THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT, THAT COULD BE USED TO MOVE SNOW INSTEAD.)) [RUNS06]
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
(adlib toss to Robin)





[Toss-2-Robin] Eric tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Storm-Preparations]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Whether or not western Virginia sees the worst of this storm, many Roanokers will be ready.
[Double Boxes=Eric & Joe/Microwave]

Joe Dashiell has been out all afternoon and evening and reports on their preparations.
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[Double Boxes=Eric & Joe/Microwave][Sat-Morning]



[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Remember that we'll have the latest on weather conditions for you on "News 7 Saturday Morning."
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[GFX PAGE FULL 9404] Join us from eight until nine AM for live reports on present conditions, and the latest word on what to expect for the rest of the day and weekend. And if conditions warrant, we will have live updates throughout the day.
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[Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Snow has turned into a killer for people in a Canadian Eskimo village.
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[16NA - 16:53:15]
It happened in the village of Kan-JIK-soo-an-oo-joo-ak, about a thousand miles north of Montreal.
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[9:00 PM] Nine people were killed when an avalanche smashed through a gymnasium wall. There's only one doctor there and not much in the way of hospitals, so some of the most seriously hurt were flown to Quebec City for treatment late this afternoon.
The toll could have been higher: hundreds were celebrating the New Year when the avalanche roared in.
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[Freezing-Death]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Back in the states, a different kind of winter tragedy. A disabled student in Edinboro, Pennsylvania froze to death overnight, after his wheelchair tipped over. It happened on his way home from a New Year's Ever party. His body was not discovered until this morning. Police say Justin Bradley had been offered a ride home, but turned it down.

[Light-Fixture]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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This is anything but a happy new year's day for people who witnessed a bizarre and deadly accident in Houston.
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[VO-NAT]
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It happened during a new year party last night in a Hyatt Hotel.
A 200 pound light fixture fell four stories into the lobby of the building.
It landed on a group of party-goers... one woman was killed and three other people were hurt.
Investigators say the light was in the process of being taken down when it fell.
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[Henry-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Here in Virginia, a high-speed chase reached speeds of 100 miles per hour today, before police cars piled into the vehicle they were chasing. It started in Patrick County and ended with the crash in Henry County. State police say the driver faces a load of charges. At last check, they were not releasing his name.

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Campbell County firefighters spent four hours battling a fire in a gunsmith shop near Gladys this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
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Flames were coming from the roof of the building when crews arrived on the scene just after 5.
The owner.. W-E Suddith.. also lived in the building, and he suffered burns in the fire.
He was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where his condition is "not" known.
Sheriff's authorities spent the morning removing guns and ammunition from the rubble.
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[NAACP]


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It may take some national intervention to resolve the leadership crisis in the Roanoke chapter of the N- double- A-C-P.
Despite having lost the election, Martin Jeffrey is still president.. while his would- be successor waits her turn.


Steve Smallshaw reports.
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They were celebrating Jubilee Day, but Roanoke- area N-double-A-C-P members still are not free of the controversy surrounding their leadership.
Two months after he narrowly LOST his re- election bid, Martin Jeffrey is still president.
Allegations that some chapter members were prevented from voting in that election have left the outcome in doubt.
Both sides now hope to schedule a meeting with national N-double- A-C-P officials in Baltimore to try and reach a solution.
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((REV. SAMUEL ROBINSON/REGIONAL CHAIRMAN: SO WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS WE'RE GOING TO TAKE REPRESENTATIVES FROM BOTH PARTIES TO GO DOWN WITH ME SO THAT WE CAN SIT DOWN AND LOOK AT WHAT IS THERE AND GET A DETERMINATION. HOPEFULLY WE'LL HAVE THAT WHEN WE COME BACK.))
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The stalemate between Jeffrey and president- elect Brenda Hale has left the organization stymied.
Any new initiatives for the coming year are indefinitely on hold.
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((BRENDA HALE/PRESIDENT- ELECT: I'M STILL COMMITTED TO IMPLEMENTING CHANGE AND THAT CHANGE IS NOT GOING TO BE EASY, IT'S GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE, BUT I'M STILL COMMITTED TO ALL THE THINGS WE WANT TO IMPLEMENT IN 1999.))
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((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: BOTH OF US WANT THE SAME THING, AND THAT IS, AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, TO ERADICATE INJUSTICE IN THE VALLEY. I THINK WE BOTH WANT THE SAME THING AND WE'RE BOTH COMMITTED TO IT, REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE OUTCOME IS.))
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Chapter officials hope to resolve the issue before their first mass meeting in eleven days.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Roanoke.




[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The man who brought Moses to the screen is ailing. Still ahead, Charlton Heston's battle with cancer.
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[VO-NAT]

And later, it's January 1st, so how about a nice, refreshing dip? Then Robin has more on our own frosty outlook.
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((Good evening folks and welcome to a New Year and bushel-ful of bowl games.
I'll show you how the Great Dayne dogged UCLA in the Rose Bowl, plus we will check out the Gator, the Outback, the Citrus and strike a pose in the Cotton.
Plus some UVa players reflect on last night's debacle in the Dome.
It's all coming up in a few minutes in sports right here on the Big 7.))
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[OC=...THE BIG 7."]

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[edit - 10:13:53]
One of Hollywood's legendary actors is fighting prostate cancer.
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[edit - 14:45:35]
However, the 74-year Heston says he was never alarmed.
The cancer was apparently diagnosed in its early stages and is not life-threatening.
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Meanwhile, actor Milton Berle is under doctor's orders to take it easy this New Year..
This after the 90-year old actor suffered a mild stroke a few weeks ago.
Berle said he's feeling fine now and is looking forward to the rest of 1999.
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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The Town of Hurt's police chief says Pittsylvania County should get a new sheriff in the New Year.
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[VO-NAT]


Ricky Moorefield announced today that he'll run for Sheriff in November.
He's served as Hurt's police chief since 1994... and has been with the department since 1992.
Moorefield will face two-term Sheriff Harold Plaster, who is expected to seek re-election.
Moorefield says Pittsylvania County needs to focus more attention on solving its drug problem.
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((RICKY MOOREFIELD/HURT POLICE CHIEF: RIGHT NOW THE COUNTY'S PART OF A REGIONAL DRUG TASK FORCE. THEY'RE STRETCHED SO FAR AND THE MANPOWER IS SO LIMITED. THEY CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH. BY FORMING THE PITTSLYANIA COUNTY DRUG TASK FORCE WHAT I HOPE TO DO IS ENCORPORATE THE TOWNS IN THE COUNTY AND THEN ASK FOR HELP FROM THE STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES AND CONCENTRATE SOLEY ON PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY.))
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Moorefield's campaign website will be up and running this weekend so voters can take a look at his ideas.
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[New-Babies]


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Being a little late can sometimes have its advantages. The Roanoke area's first baby of 1999 should have been one of the last babies of 1998.
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Claiborne Scott Miller was born at 5:20 this morning at Lewis Gale Hospital.
His mother, Anne Miller, says her first- born was two weeks OVERDUE.
Scott weighed in at eight pounds and nine ounces and is doing fine tonight.
Family members were on hand this afternoon to help welcome him to the world.
Being the first has its perks.. the Millers received a basketful of baby goodies from the hospital.
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[Tease2]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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A building that stood for decades goes down in seconds. Our video of the day is still ahead.
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[VO-NAT]

And there's plenty of snow on the slopes, but what can we expect on area roadways tomorrow? Our complete forecast is just minutes away.
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[Lotto]
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[NC-Ski]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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It's easy to find a lot of people who are glad the cold weather is here.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Banner Elk, NC]

[16NA - 16:47:30]
Just head for the ski slopes. This is always a big week for ski areas, like this one in Banner Elk, North Carolina. Ski resorts across the region have been producing man-made snow since temperatures dropped early this week.
And natural snow has also arrived to create some pretty good skiing.
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[Polar-Bear]


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Nearly 100 people decided to welcome the new year by going out for an early morning swim....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lake Minnetonka, MN]

into icy waters that is.
It was the largest turnout ever for the 9th annual polar bear plunge in Minnesota today.


With a temperature of zero and a wind chill of 20 below some said the water didn't seem all that bad.
Nearly one-third of this mornings brave jumpers were first timers.
These "polar bears" range in age from 10 to 67.

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[Almanac]


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December ended up being a bit warmer than normal and despite more moisture than recent months, the drought continued. Patrick Evans helps us into the new year with our January almanac.
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Plenty of highlights from all of today's bowl games from the Rose to the Outback.
Plus, we'll hear from Virginia players and check tomorrow ACC basketball schedule here on Your Hometown Station.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Dallas, TX; :00]


But first in tonight's Extra Point, the Arizona Cardinals got a brand new, freshly painted 757 jet for their trip from Arizona to Dallas today.
The Cards play the Cowboys in the NFC wildcard game tomorrow.
It's the first time the Cardiac Cards have been to the playoffs since 1982.
They likely will need more than the Jet to fly by the Cowboys.
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[S-Rose]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Let's begins our New Year's Day bag of bowl highlights out in Pasadena, California where UCLA battled Wisconsin

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pasadena, CA/UCLA vs. Wisconsin - ABC; :00]


In the Rose Bowl.
We knew coming in UCLA could score, but we also knew the Bruins' defense was offensive!
Wisconsin's brute Ron Dayne makes the Bruins pay right off the bat with the 54 yard dash off left tackle. With 3:40 left in the first it's 7-to-nothing Badgers.
UCLA would rally behind the arm of quarterback Cade McNown. He would throw for 340 yards and UCLA went on top 21-to-14 in the second.
But Wisconsin led 24-to-21 at halftime thanks in part to this punishing 10 yard TD run by Dayne just before halftime.
The Great Dayne would keep it up in the third as he sprints in from 22 yard out. Dayne would finish with
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246 yards, just one short of the Rose record set by USC's Charles White in 1980.
Wisconsin beats UCLA 38-to-31 to win the Rose Bowl.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Great Dayne wasn't the only big back putting up big numbers today.
This Afternoon in Dallas,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX/Miss. State vs. Texas - Fox; :00]


Heisman winner Ricky Williams, college football's all-time leading rusher finished up his collegiate career by scoring two TDs
[super=36-Texas/38/Mississippi St./11;]

and rushing for 164 yards. That's a Texas University bowl game record. The Longhorns maul Mississippi State 38-to-11.

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[talent=mike]
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One other note from this game. Texas quarterback Major Applewhite, the redshirt freshman threw for 265 yards and three TDs.

[S-Citrus]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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While the Cotton Bowl was a blowout Michigan and Arkansas made sure the Citrus Bowl was anything but as they combined for 76 points in their shooutout today in Orlando.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/Michigan vs. Arkansas - ABC; :00]


The game was tied at 31-all late in the fourth when Michigan scored twice in 38 seconds to pull off a 45-to-31 win.


A Touchdown pass and an interception return sealed the deal.
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The 15th ranked Wolverines score 3 fourth quarter TDs in the final 6 minutes.
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[S-Gator]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Let's now head northeast from Orlando to Jacksonville and check on today's shootout at the Gator Bowl between Ga. Tech and Notre Dame.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/Ga. Tech-Notre Dame - NBC; :00]


Ga. Tech's Joe Hamilton got things started with a catch instead of a throw as the quarterbck hands off, and then ends up catching a TD pass from Joe Burns. It's 7-to-nothing Yellow Jackets in the first.
Ga. Tech led 21-to-7 at halftime, but Notre Dame roared back in the third to make it a 21-to-20 game behind the running of Autry Denson.
But Hamilton and the dangerous
[super=36-Ga. Tech/35/Notre Dame/28;]

Dez White crushed the Irish by hooking up for two second half TD's on 44 and 55 yard tosses. The Jackets win it 35-to-28 as Dez White has a happy Homecoming back in Jacksonville.
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[talemt=mike]
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By the way, the Notre Dame defense gave up 436 yards of offense today.[S-Outback]


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The first bowl game of the day was in Florida, as well.
Kentucky battled Penn State in the Outback Steakhouse bowl that kicked off at 11 this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL/Penn State vs. Kentucky - ESPN; :00]


Kentucky all-american quarterback Tim Couch throws for 337 yards and helps the Wildcats take a 14-to-3 lead on Penn State in the first half.
But the Nittany Lions reel off 23 unanswered points to come back and win the Outback Bowl 26-to-14.
Chafie Fields scores on this reverse.
And now Joe Paterno is the winningest bowl coach
[super=36-Penn State/26/Kentucky/14;]

ever. His record is 19-9 and 1. He's taken Penn State to 29 bowls in 33 years.
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Right now the Sugar Bowl is winding down in New Orleans with Ohio State _______ Texas A & M ___ to ___ in the ___ quarter.
The only bowl game tomorrow night is the Syracuse-Florida Orange Bowl.
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[VO-NAT]


In case you're too busy or possibly too icy to watch it.
The folks at 989 sports who make the Sony Playsttion NCAA Gamebreaker 99 video game says that the Gators should win it 20-to-17.
Monday night at six, we'll see what the game data has to say about the Tennessee-Florida State showdown.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Still to come tonight we'll see what a couple of Cavs think about the UVa
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[VO-NAT]


collapse last night in the Georgia Dome, and what the future holds for this team.
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[Lotto]
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Virginia Cavaliers and all their many fans no doubt spent much of today wondering what if, and why, as in what if our kicer had come through, and why does this football team keep blowing big leads.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Last Night; :00]


Last night, the Cavs needed some late game heorics from Aaron Brooks just to get close in the final minutes after they blew a 21-to-nothing lead and lost to Georgia 35-to-33.
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((BYRON THWEATT/UVA LINEBACKER:)) ((ADRIAN BURNIM/UVA CORNERBACK:)) ((THOMAS JONES/106 YARDS LAST NIGHT:))
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[OUT Q=...NEXT SEASON."]
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[talent=mike]
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The Cavs will have some talent back next season, but they lose 15 starters including Poindexter, Kerney, Brooks and Terrence Wilkins who had 161 receiving yards last night.

[S-NHL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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In the NHL, the Washington Capitals played like they were suffering from a hangover in their New Year's Day matinee with the Ottawa Senators this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/NHL; :00]


These women found out you should never show off your food when the camera's on you.
The Caps were on top 3-to-2 in the third, but gave up two goals in a minute and 18 seconds.
Alexei Yashin got the game winner on this backhanded shot.
[super=31-Ottawa/4/Washington/3;]


The Caps are struggling. They have now lost 10 of their last 14 games.
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[S-ACC]


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And don't forget tomorrow. Your Hometown Station has an ACC basketball doubleheader coming your way. At two o'clock North Carolina takes on Clemson, and then at four - Ga. Tech battles N.C. State right here on WDBJ-7.
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A small part of Texas history sent 1998 out with a bang...literally.
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The Buccaneer was an old Texas hotel that opened in 1929. The 70 year old building then became a retirement home. In a matter of seconds dynamite leveled the 12 story landmark.
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