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Coming up on News 7-
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A sixty-car crash in Colorado - in heavy fog and snow.
Here at home an accident tonight on 220 in Roanoke.
A man who taught at Tech may face charges - of embezzling school funds.
And how tough is it to get a Sugar Bowl ticket? We'll check it out.
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News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]


She was murdered nine years ago.
Now, a building named in her honor could keep battered women from a similar fate.
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[anchor=Jean]
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Good evening.

[Rockbridge-Shelter]


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110 women died in Virginia last year as a result of domestic violence.
That's one reason Rockbridge County is opening its first domestic violence shelter for women.
As Kate Weidaw tells us, it's a community-wide effort.
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(( The shelter is still under construction but a lot of heart and time has gone into it so far. This home that will keep battered women safe has brought a community together by raising money and literally raising the walls. Elizabeth Pharr with Project Horizon says there is a need for domestic violence shelters.

[SOT 2:48:40]
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((ELIZABETH PHARR/EX. DIR. PROJECT HORIZON: IT IS A MUCH MORE RECOGNIZED PROBLEM IN OUR SOCIETY PEOPLE ARE MUCH MORE WILLING TO COME FORWARD AND SAY I DO NEED HELP.))
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The shelter is named Lisa's House after Rockbridge County resident and school counselor Lisa Knick. In 1990 her husband, who was a police officer, shot and killed her. Her story has inspired Gregg Mullen with the Timberframers Guild to get others in his organization to donate the wooden frames for the house. Some frames have come from as far away as Washington State, many with symbolic carvings on them.

[SOT 2:54:16]
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((GREGG MULLEN/TIMBERFRAMERS GUILD: I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT PART ABOUT THIS IS LIKE THE OLD TIME BARN RAISING A NUMBER OF PEOPLE CAN BE INVOLVED A BIG COMMUNITY EFFORT AND IN A DAY YOU HAVE A HOUSE.))
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[STANDUP 2:59:34]
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: THE SHELTER SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THE YEAR IT WILL HOUSE SIXTEEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN OFFERING FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL SERVICE.))
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Organizers hope Lisa's House will remind everyone that this is one community that will not tolerate domestic violence. Kate Weidaw News 7 Rockbridge County.))




[Kabuki-Accident]


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A man eating at the Kabuki Japanese Steak House in Christiansburg is in the hospital tonight after his face caught on fire.
Apparently during the routine fire ball demonstration by the chef the man was sitting too close to the grill.
He was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital with first and second degree burns.
Managers at the restaurant say they have been doing this demonstration for 18 years and nothing like this has happened before.
So far no charges are being pressed against the restaurant.





[Tech-Audit]


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Virginia Tech Police say they'll seek indictments against a man who taught engineering classes at the University.


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[yearbook picture]
Police say Arthur Degener (DEGG-ner) -- seen here in a 19-88 yearbook picture -- may have embezzled about 98-thousand dollars in state funds.
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Degener went back to Tech last year, working on his P-H-D and teaching undergraduates.
During that time, the school authorized him to buy supplies for a lab renovation project.
But this summer an internal audit suggested he may have spent money on himself.
Now ... Tech police say Degener may have embezzled about 98-thousand dollars.
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[ANCHOR=jean]
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No charges have been filed against (Deg-ner) Degener.
He declined to talk to News-7.
Degener's lawyer did not return our calls.



[220-Ax]


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Police think it may have been a chain reaction -
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tonight]

but they're not sure what caused the accident that left four cars damaged on Route 220 South in Roanoke tonight.
Two people were taken to the hospital, apparently with non-life-threatening injuries.
The accident forced authorities to close the Elm Avenue entrance to 220 South for over an hour.
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[CO-Accident]


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[VO-NAT 20:03:55]
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Snow and fog are to blame for a huge pileup in Colorado.
At least two people are dead and 35 others injured- after sixty cars smashed into each other on Interstate 70- west of Denver.
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[IN Q=20:04:34]

((SHANNON RODGERS/ACCIDENT VICTIM: WHILE WE WERE DRIVING THE VISIBILITY WAS SO BAD. YOU COULDN'T SEE THE CAR IN FRONT OF YOU AND PEOPLE KEPT JUST SMASHING INTO EACH OTHER.))
[SUPER=01-Shannon Rodgers/Accident victim]
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[VO-NAT]


As much as 11 inches of snow had fallen in the area.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [11/22/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][City-Water]


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Roanokers are still facing mandatory water restrictions, but as the drought has fallen from the headlines, conservation has also fallen short.
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The water level at Roanoke's main reservoir is now 17- point- nine feet below the spillway.
Typically, Roanokers have been saving between 20 and 40 million gallons of water a week... compared with the same period a year ago.
But recently, that figure has dropped.
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[SOT 03:58:32]
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((CARRIE PRATT/ROANOKE RESIDENT: IT'S NOT SOMETHING I HAVE TO SAY I THINK ALL THE TIME, BUT MAYBE I'LL START THINKING ABOUT IT MORE NOW.))
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City officials hope a new round of reminders will encourage water customers to conserve again.

[Anthony]


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The owner of a Henry County sewage and water treatment plant is now facing FEDERAL charges for failing to operate it.
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[VO-NAT]
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69-year old Richard Anthony ran the Fairway Acres sewage treatment plant for more than 25 years.
In October, he was arrested and charged by the state with endangering residents' health and the environment.
Today, the Henry County Commonwealth's Attorney turned the case over to federal prosecutors.
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[USAir-Picketers]


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Some U-S Airways attendants say when it's time for the holiday spirit, it could be time to strike.
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[VO-NAT]
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Around 9-thousand attendants have gone without a raise since 1996, and many now say U-S Airways wants them to take on more flight time for less pay... So they're threatening to strike during the Christmas travel season.
Around 50 attendants protested in front of the company's Arlington headquarters today.
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[X-Ray]


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Inside the airport in Chicago- X-Rays are being used and not just to check luggage.
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A low beam X-ray is now in use to check some people too.
Chicago's O'Hare is the fourth major airport to get the new technology- and nine other airports will follow suit.
The idea is to see under a passengers clothing for drugs, weapons or plastic explosives- WITHOUT frisking.
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[SOT 15:08:19]
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((RAYMOND KELLY/CUSTOMS SERVICE COMMISSIONER: THESE DEVICES OFFER AN ALTERNATIVE TO PHYSICAL INSPECTIONS AND HELP REDUCE THE TENSION OF A PERSONAL SEARCH FOR BOTH THE TRAVELER AND THE CUSTOMS OFFICERS ALIKE.))
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Customs is facing a number of lawsuits over body searches- Kelly says this will be an alternative.
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Meanwhile downstream from O'Hare airport a river looked like it was covered in shaving cream-
The foamy (Des-Plaines) Des Plaines River has been the talk of one Chicago suburb today... and it's tonight's Video of the Day.
The foam floated downstream for miles- no one knew where it came from. Environmental officials have now traced the cause to O'Hare airport.
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[Jail-Hanging]


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The Henry County Sheriff's Department is investigating an apparent suicide at the county jail.
Van Warren Tatum of Bassett hung himself in his jail cell around 2-45 this afternoon. He was transported to Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and pronounced dead on arrival.
Tatum was arrested this morning on a misdemeanor charge for violating a protective order.


[Bank-Robbery]


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A suspect is at large after the armed robbery of a Lynchburg bank today.
It happened at the One Valley Bank on Memorial Avenue.
A white male.. about six feet tall, wearing a dark Nike sweatshirt, jeans, boots and an orange hard hat.. fled the scene with an undetermined amount of cash.
Anyone with information should call Lynchburg police.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Hoping to get a ticket to a Tech Bowl game?
We'll have the lowdown on getting a seat.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus - a night of mourning in Texas- for the dozen who were killed in a bonfire collapse.
The latest, straight ahead.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((HI JEAN. TONIGHT IN SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS FROM TECH-WILLIAM AND MARY. A BATTLE ON THE ICE. A LOOK AT THE POST SEASON POSSIBILITIES FOR TECH, JMU AND UVA AND LOCAL DRIVER CLIMBS ANOTHER RUNG UP THE NASCAR LADDER. THOSE STORIES AND MORE LATER IN SPORTS.))

[Bonfire]


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Friends and family came out tonight
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to remember the students killed in a bonfire tower collapse last week.
A vigil was held tonight in Austin Texas.
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((nat sound music))
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[vo-nat]
Earlier today more than 2-thousand mourned the death of Chad Powell- The honor student and Eagle Scout was one of 12 killed in the accident.
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[SOT 14:49:42]
[IN Q=The Lord]

((THE LORD REALLY HELPED GIVE ME STRENGTH. I NEED TO BE HAPPY TO HAVE BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE A PART OF CHAD'S LIFE.... SILENCE.))
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[OUT Q=Chad's life..... silence.]
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[VO-NAT]


At the accident site - investigators are working to find the cause.
A fact-finding commission has until March 31st to report to the University President.
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[DeMoranville]


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The man accused of plotting to kill Montgomery County Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs is no stranger to the legal system.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


29-year old Chris (dee-more-ann-ville) DeMoranville waived his right to a preliminary hearing today.
A judge then forwarded the case to the next grand jury.
He's accused of hiring Derek Chapman to shoot Judge Grubbs in the head.
The judge was NOT hurt.
DeMoranville has an extensive criminal record-- which includes convictions for assault, embezzlement, larceny and possession of marijuana.
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[Salem-Stabbing]


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The suspect accused of stabbing of a Salem man last Thursday is in police custody tonight.
Christopher James Fitzgerald of Roanoke is charged with malicious wounding and stealing a vehicle.
Police say Fitzgerald stabbed 66-year old Lynford Pratt at Pratt's home on Cliffview Drive.
Fitzgerald is being held without bond.


[State-Revenues]


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More great budget news for Virginia.
The Gilmore Administration reports revenue collections up almost 11-percent for the first four months of this fiscal year.
That's mostly due to individual income tax collections rising more than 16-percent over last year.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 1998;]


That means wages are on the rise -- which state budget writers say should lead to the best shopping season in Virginia this decade.
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((RON TILLETT/VIRGINIA FINANCE SECRETARY: SOLID CONSUMER FUNDAMENTALS ARE EXPECTED TO BOOST HOLIDAY SALES ABOVE THE STRONG RESULTS OF LAST YEAR'S HOLIDAY SEASON. IT REALLY IS THE BEST OF TIMES IN VIRGINIA.))
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One complaint lawmakers say they're hearing from Virginia merchants: competition from Internet retailers, whose customers pay NO sales tax.
Governor Jim Gilmore -- who heads up a national advisory commission on "e-commerce" -- is opposed to taxing sales on the Internet.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Thanksgiving message for those who drive with kids: buckle up the children, or be prepared for a ticket.
We'll have details.
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[VO-NAT]


And they're hardly a sight for sore eyes.
But should junkyards bring their owners extra tax?
A local debate, coming up.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-6 4 2/1 8 6 3/3 10 26 28 33]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
6-4-2

(six, four, two)


Pick 4:
1-8-6-3

(one, eight, six, three)


Cash 5:
3-10-26-28-33

(three, ten, twenty-six, twenty-eight, thirty-three)



[Seat-belts]


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Do you buckle your children in the car when you head out on a trip?
Police want to make sure you do.
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[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC;]


If your children aren't in proper seat belts- you could face a ticket.
Checkpoints are being set up across the country.
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((TRAFFIC CRASHES ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH AND INJURIES OF CHILDREN OF ALL RACES.))
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[VO-NAT]


Nearly 60 percent of children killed in crashes are not buckled up.
Police in all 50 states will stop and ticket drivers who fail to buckle up their children this Thanksgiving week.
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[Danville-Junkyard]


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Danville junkyard owners are urging City Council to "scrap" a proposal to tax them.
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Council is considering a tax of 250-dollars a year.
THAT would allow the city to regulate the junkyards more closely.
Junkyard owners say the proposal unfairly singles them out. They say if car graveyards are regulated, then ALL outdoor storage should face the same tax.
City Council says it was part of an effort to beautify the city by making junkyards put up fences or trees.
They'll vote on the proposal after a public hearing next month.
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[Verna-Lewis]


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Voodoo and witchcraft did NOT exactly come into play during the tax-evasion trial of Doctor Verna Lewis.
But her attorneys claim the government managed to make reference to such things, thereby "injecting race" into the case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 21]


Prosecutor Karen Peters summed up the case at trial by saying Doctor Lewis had misled people, accusing Lewis of "hoodooing" her accountant.
The defense says that comment associates Lewis, "an African- American Physician, with the Black witch doctors of Africa... and the deep South."
So far there has been no response from the government.
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[Hokie-Tickets]


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Virginia Tech is ranked number two in Bowl Championship Series standings, out today.
Tomorrow's the deadline to postmark your application for Tech bowl tickets. But only alumni contributors and season ticket holders can apply in advance. Tina Tenret explains.
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(( Try getting tickets to see Virginia Tech play in the Sugar Bowl and you'll hit this block.
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((NAT SOT: I DON'T KNOW WHAT BOWL WE'RE GOING TO. WE MAY GO TO ANOTHER BOWL. WE HAVE QUALIFIED FOR A BCS BOWL BUT I D

ON'T KNOW WHICH ONE. THERE'S THREE OF THEM THERE, REALLY FOUR. AND I DON'T KNOW WHICH ONE WE'RE GOING TO.))
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[OUT Q=WE'RE GOING TO]

Virginia Tech is not selling tickets to ANY bowl game -- yet. But about 6-thousand alumni contributors and season ticket holders have applied in advance. Harry Parks -- class of 48 -- bets he'll get a seat.
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[SOT 14:27:00]
[IN Q=Nobody will have]

((NOBODY WILL HAVE A BETTER FOLLOWING AT THE BOWL GAME THAN US ... AFTER WE LEFT THEY WEREN'T SO CRITICAL.))
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[OUT Q=SO CRITICAL]

Tickets go to advance applicants first -- then students -- then the general public. Meantime the football team's focusing on a short-term goal -- beat Boston College this Friday to stay undefeated. Tina Tenret News7 Blacksburg.))





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In sports, highlights of the Tech-William and Mary game, the NHL and The Hokies talk about a possible undefeated season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-NHL;]


First our extra point.
Wayne Gretzky is in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Gretzky was inducted tonight in a ceremony at the Hall in Toronto,
He received a Hall of Fame blazer and ring.
Gretzky enters the Hall with 61 N-H-L records and a legacy of changing the way the game is played.
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A seesaw battle in Williamsburg last night as William and Mary hosted Virginia Tech.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Williamsburg/Va. Tech vs. William & Mary;]


The season opener for first year Hokie coach Ricky Stokes was a gut wrencher.
Tech took the lead as Tony Dobbins drives to the hoop then gives to Russ Wheeler. Wheeler downs the short jumper.

But the Tribes' Tom Stohbehn comes right back and gives William and Mary the lead by sinking the three pointer.
The battle continues as Brendan Dunlop goes inside to Dennis Mimms and the Hokies have the two point advantage.
William and Mary's Scotty Scott shows he has range with this three pointer to give the lead back to the Tribe.
[super=33-Va. Tech/59/William & Mary/57;]


On the last play of the half Tech's Andre Ray collides with Alex Klein, Ray ends up needing stitches.
And when the buzzer ended this one the Hokies slipped away with the two point win beating William and Mary 59-to-57.
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[S-BCS]


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Florida State and Virginia Tech Hokies are still number one and two respectively in the Bowl Championship Series rankings, but the Nebraska is closing in, the Cornhuskers have moved up to get within 6 tenths of a point behind the Hokies.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Last Saturday; :00]

Tech wrapped up the Big East title this past Saturday by beating Temple 62-to-7. The Huskers managed to shave more than one and three quarters points off the lead Tech had last week in the poll. But Nebraska may have moved up as high it can move. If Tech beats Boston College on Friday, it appears it won't matter what Nebraska does the rest of the way. Right now the Hokies' hopes are for an unbeaten regular season and not the Sugar Bowl.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'Ve seen.]
[SUPER=01-Nick Sorensen/Va. Tech Free Safety; :00]
[super=01-Ike Charlton/Va. Tech Cornerback; :13]
[super=01-Shayne Graham/Va. Tech Kicker; :35]
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[OUT Q=...SEASON FOR US."]
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE BOARD VT-BC] You had better hit the stores early on the day after Thanksgiving because this Friday's game can be seen right here on Your Hometown Station starting at 2:30.
Lane Stadium is sold out.
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[wiipe to pinnacle hokie high 6642] Plus, the News 7 sports team will have something a little different for you after the game on Friday - a LIVE half hour post game show from outside Worsham Field. Hope you and yours can join us for both the game and the post game show on Friday.
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James Madison is making its first appearance in the Division one-double-a football tournament since 1995.
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The bad news according to coach Mickey Matthews is that the Dukes are hitting the road to face Troy State in Alabama.
Matthews says the Dukes couldn't have gotten a worst first-round opponent than Troy State, which finished the regular season at 10-and-1.
Until two weeks ago the Trojans were the number one seed in the country. The Dukes and Trojans meet at 2 p.m. Saturday.
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UVA is up for some postseason play.
Virginia is now 7 and 4 overall and 5 and 3 in the ACC after Saturday's 34-30 win at Maryland.
The Cavaliers fourth in the conference and in line for the Micron Bowl in Miami, Florida, on Thursday December 30.



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The man who made the game winning grab for UVA is the ACC Rookie of the week.
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Freshman receiver Billy McMullen capped off the Cavs comeback effort with the 20 yard touchdown reception.
Dan Ellis hooked up with McMullen with 26 seconds left.
This is the Cavaliers 13th straight season with at least seven wins.
UVA's 34-30 win crushed the bowl hopes of the Terrapins, who were poised to make their first trip to the post season since 1990.
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Still to come, highlights from the hardwater...
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And Stacy Compton makes the big leap to Winston Cup racing. The details after the break.
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The St. Louis Blues looked to run their unbeaten streak to six games tonight when hosted the Nashville Predators.

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The Blues took the two to one lead in the first period when Pavol Demitra knocks in his 11th goal of the season.
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The game was locked up at two after two periods when Ville Peltonen gets this power play goal and St. Louis goes on to beat Nashville 3-to-2 in overtime.
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Local favorite Stacy Compton, is moving one to Winston Cup full time. News 7 sports learned today that Compton has signed to drive for Melling racing starting next season.
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Compton took over the Cartoon Network machine for Melling and raced in three of the final four races of the year.

Next year the team will have a new sponsor, the identity of which will be released in the coming weeks.
The 32 year old Compton has been one of the Craftsman truck series most consistent, reliable stars over the past three years. He finished this past season fourth in the points' race.
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[wipe to pinnacle on cowboys/dolphins]
And looking ahead to Thanksgiving Day... football fans can spend the afternoon on the couch after the big feast watching a four o'clock game between the Dolphins and Cowboys right here here on WDBJ-7.
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