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The rankings look right for Tech to play in the Sugar Bowl.
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[V/O-NAT]
Now, how about tickets?
On NEWS 7 at SIX, we'll show you what to look out for- -in the search for a seat in the Super Dome.
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In sports we'll see what Florida State has to say about the Hokies, plus George Welsh and the Cavs size up the showdown.
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And Beamer-ball is even generating a concession of sorts from the folks in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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The coldest air in quite some time makes a visit this week. How long will it last? That story coming up. [open]
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This is New Orleans, and it now seems certain .... the Hokies are heading there for a shot at a national title.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[BCS-Ranking]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Mike]
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[TAPE#=99-47 19:03]
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The Virginia Tech football team is closer than ever to taking a stroll down Bourbon Street. The new Bowl Championship Series rankings, that were released this afternoon, have almost made it a mathematical impossibility for Nebraska to pass Tech in the final rankings. [TWO SHOT MIKE & KEITH] Mike Stevens now joins us with a closer look at the BCS equation. [MIKE AND KEITH WILL ADLIB ON TWO SHOT AND GO TO THE PINNACLE BOARD OFF OF TWO SHOT ON MIKE'S OBVIOUS CUE!!]
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[PINNACLE BOARD OF BCS STANDINGS]
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This afternoon several Nebraska players conceded that they have no chance of catching the Hokies, and they even wished Tech well in the Sugar Bowl. Despite all the positives pointing in Tech's favor, head coach Frank Beamer remained cautiously optimistic when we caught u with him this afternoon.
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[TWO SHOT MIKE AND KEITH] Now Keith, Florida State thinks the Hokies are in with a doubt. Later in sports we will hear from the Seminoles, plus

gets the Virginia Cavaliers to size up this matchup.[Tech-Tickets]


[ANCHOR=keith]
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It looks like the Virginia Tech Hokie Club is well on its way to gobbling up plenty of Tech's Sugar Bowl tickets.
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Members of the Hokie club get first dibs on any bowl tickets allotted to the university.
Officials at the Tech ticket office recently mailed out pre-order forms to members-- and they say response has been strong.
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[SOT 13:48:58]
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((SANDY SMITH/TECH TICKET OFFICE: THE DEADLINE WAS THE 23RD TO MAIL THEM IN AND WE'RE GETTING MAIL IN TODAY AND WE'VE GOTTEN QUITE A BIT IN AND WE'RE GETTING THAT IN THE COMPUTER TODAY AND TOMORROW TO SEE WHERE WE ARE AT.))
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Smith says because of the strong interest among club members-- he feels certain Tech will NOT have any tickets available for the general public.
He says the best bet is to shop around at the local travel agents.

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And there are plenty of ways to get tickets ... through agents or advertisements.
But as Scott Goldberg reports, it will cost you, and you have to watch out.
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The maroon and orange crush that rolled over 11 teams ... delivering Tech fans a perfect season ... today left travel agents holding handfuls of gold.
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((NATSOUND (TRAVEL AGENT HOLDING GOLD TICKETS, LAUGHING): Scott Goldberg: You look like you won the lottery or something. Look at that smile!)) [RUNS03]
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At this travel agency ... you can buy the hottest ticket in Virginia for about 300 dollars --- if you also buy a one-

thousand-dollar hotel and air-travel package.
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((GINNY SAVAGE: EVERYONE'S JUST GOT SORT OF BOWL FEVER RIGHT NOW.)) [RUNS03]
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG: BUT IF YOU'RE SUFFERING FROM SUGAR BOWL FEVER ... YOU SHOULD KNOW FINDING THE CURE CAN HURT. TRAVEL AGENTS WANT YOU TO BUY PACKAGED TRAVEL DEALS IN ADDITION TO THE TICKET. TICKET BROKERS ARE SELLING FOR WAY OVER FACE VALUE. AND IF YOU'RE NOT CAREFUL ... THE TICKET YOU BUY MAY NOT GET YOU IN THE GAME.)) [RUNS13]
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[PRE PRO]
On the Internet and in the classifieds ... dozens of brokers ... most of them out of town ... are selling tickets for 250-to-950 dollars a piece.
Most are legitimate.
But ...
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((JULIE WHEELER: THEY NEED TO DO THEIR HOMEWORK.)) [RUNS02]
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The Better Business Bureau says
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fans need to check around ... make sure the broker's been in business for a while ... and doesn't make far-out promises, like "we'll beat any price."
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((JULIE WHEELER: GO HOKIES. TICKETS AND PACKAGES AVAILABLE. WE'LL BEAT ANY PRICE. YOU HAD TO LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THAT ONE. AND TYPICALLY IF YOU HAVE TO LEAVE A MESSAGE THEY WANT TO CHECK YOU OUT BEFORE YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO CHECK THEM OUT. SO WE HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THEY'RE LOCATED, WHAT KIND OF THINGS THEY OPERATE.)) [RUNS13]
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If you're willing to pay, you won't have a problem booking your ticket for New Orleans.
But know who's taking your money ... so this Sugar-Bowl experience doesn't leave you feeling sour.

Scott Goldberg, News-7.))[Campbell-Fire]


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Investigators aren't sure what started the fire that destroyed a Campbell County business early this morning.
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The fire at the Hyland Auto Parts warehouse off Timberlake Road was first spotted by a passing sheriff's deputy around one o'clock.
It took dozens of firefighters from five volunteer fire companies several hours to bring it under control.
Authorities believe the fire started near a hot water heater but have not determined a cause.
The building and contents were a total loss.
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You could say it was a truly "grand" opening...
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Mayor David Bowers, with Congressman Bob Goodlatte at his side, cut the ribbon on the new Grand Home Furnishings' distribution center in Statesman Industrial Park.
The center features a "rack system", allowing furniture to be stored on shelves as high as 40- feet.
With 90 employees, it'll serve as the central warehouse for the chain's 18 stores.
It replaces the older Rhodes Avenue warehouse, which will become a Grand Outlet Store in February.
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A school that has been on the drawing board for two decades will soon be under construction.
Today, Buena Vista residents broke ground on the facility that will replace Parry McCluer High School.
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School officials asked everyone who attended the ceremony to turn a shovel of dirt.
Construction could begin this week, and the building should be ready for the start of the school year in the fall of 2001.
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((HAROLD KIDD/BUENA VISTA MAYOR: WELL,CERTAINLY THIS IS ANOTHER STEP TOWARD THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AND CONTINUED GROWTH OF THE CITY OF BUENA VISTA.))
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Muddy run-off from the site has caused problems for neighbors, but grass is now growing on the hillside and officials believe they are addressing the most serious concerns.
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The new school hasn't been named yet. The school board will hold a public hearing on that issue next month.
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Local stations on satellite TV. Still ahead on News 7, where we are in the attempt to make that possible in southwest Virginia.
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And dolls designed to teach teenagers the burdens of parenthood. Should girls be the only ones to learn the lesson?
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The mother of a Halifax County high school student is taking on the school system over a program that requires students to take home infant simulators.
The reason? The program ... called "Baby, Think It Over"... only applies to girls.
Marya Jones has more.
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Halifax County schools use these dolls to teach tenth graders a lesson about the trials of being a young parent.
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((MARCY DURLING/11TH GRADER: IT SHOWS PEOPLE KIND OF WHAT IT'S LIKE... HOW YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT STOP CRYING AND ALL THAT.)) [RUNS:07]
But Teresita Plautz says that when the school system required her daughter and other GIRLS to take dolls home, it BECAME a lesson in discrimination.
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((TERESITA PLAUTZ: I FEEL LIKE IT'S SENDING A MESSAGE TO THE GIRLS THAT YOU SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE AND A MESSAGE TO THE BOYS THAT THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE.)) [RUNS:09]
So, Plautz complained to the school board...
And then to the American Civil Liberties Union.
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((PLAUTZ: IF THE GIRLS ARE THE ONLY ONES DOING IT, THEN IT'S JUST TOTALLY UNFAIR TO THEM.)) [RUNS:06]
The A-C-L-U says it's not just unfair ... it's illegal.
And in a letter to the school board, attorneys urged the board to avoid legal action by getting rid of the dolls ... or making boys use them, too. [SU 15:52:54 - 15:53:04] ((MARYA JONES: HALIFAX CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT DENNIS WITT SAYS THE BABIES WERE INTENDED TO BE A LEARNING TOOL... NOT A TOOL FOR DISCRIMINATION. AND HE'LL TAKE EVERY STEP NOW TO MAKE SURE THAT'S EXACTLY HOW THEY'RE USED. )) [RUNS:10]
High School Principal Larry Clark says administrators are already discussing ways to make the program more equal.


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((LARRY CLARK/HALIFAX CO. H.S. PRINCIPAL: I WOULD HOPE THAT WE WOULD IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM WHERE THE OPTION IS TRULY AND OPTION AND THERE WOULD BE NOTHING PUNITIVE ABOUT CHOOSING NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM. )) [RUNS:11]
Students have mixed reactions to that proposal.
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((MARCY DURLING: I THINK IF WE HAVE TO DO IT, THEY SHOULD HAVE TO DO IT BECAUSE WE HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF HAVING BABIES AND THEY DO TOO.)) [RUNS:06]
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((LISA SELLS/11TH GRADER: BOYS NEVER HAVE THAT RESPONSIBILITY IN REAL LIFE, SO I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY SHOULD PUT IT IN SCHOOL.)) [RUNS:05]
At Halifax High School, "Baby Think It Over" is giving students AND administrators something to think about. Mary


a Jones, News 7. ))[Sat-Tv]


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Congressman Bob Goodlatte says he and fellow Representative Rick Boucher are still working to make local programming available for satellite dish owners.
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Congress recently passed a bill to keep satellite service running, once its current license expires at the end of the year.
An amendment proposed by Goodlatte and Boucher that would allow local stations to put their signals on the satellite was removed from the bill.
But Goodlatte says Congress will re- visit that legislation by April of next year.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R-SIXTH DISTRICT: WE'RE HOPEFUL THAT THAT WILL THEN SET IN MOTION THE PROCESS OF GETTING AN ADDITIONAL SATELLITE LAUNCH THAT WILL TAKE CARE OF ROANOKE, LYNCHBURG, THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY, AND THE REST OF SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA.))
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Goodlatte says an additional satellite is needed because the current satellites can only handle the 40 largest T-V markets in the country.
The Roanoke market is number 68.
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A down day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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His own commission says voters in each region of the state should decide whether to pay more taxes for new roads.


But Governor Jim Gilmore says NO way.
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((BILL AXSELLE/GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION ON TRANSPORTATION: IF AN AREA FEELS STRONGLY ENOUGH... THAT THE PEOPLE ARE WILING TO PAY... TO THEM.))
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The Governor's own commission on transportation made that call today, saying road needs are so great, new taxes should be considered.
Business leaders from chambers around the state agree.
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((ED HALL/ROANOKE CHAMBER: I CHALLENGE YOU TO DRIVE DOWN 81 FROM WINCHESTER TO BRISTOL AND YOU'LL SEE WE HAVE CONGESTION TOO.))
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But the Governor rejected the new taxes notion right away.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THEY'RE NOT THE ONES THAT WILL BE PAYING FOR THE TAX INCREASES. INDIVIDUAL WORKING MEN AND WOMEN ARE. AND I'M LOATH TO THROW THEM INTO THE HANDS OF A REFERENDUM WHERE THEY ARE RELATIVELY POWERLESS COMPARED TO LARGE, MONIED INTERESTS THAT WANT TO SEE MONEY COME OUT OF TAXPAYERS' POCKETS AND NOT THEIR OWN.))
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The Governor says tobacco settlement money should be spent to build roads.
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Coming up in sports, a sweet New Year's deal may be awaiting Tech, we'll hear from Florida State and UVA players weigh-in on the match up.
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This man, Michael Vick, will be a big factor in a possible Seminole-Hokie Sugar Bowl match up. He sews up another Big East honor. That and more after the break.
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[S-Sugar]


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As we told you at the top of the newscast, it looks like the Hokies are headed to the Sugar Bowl to meet Florida State. The new BCS rankings that were released this afternoon show that the Hokies have more than doubled their lead over Nebraska.
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[go to pinnacle BCS PAGE] Tech' win over Boston College helped increase the Hokies strength of schedule index by a dozen spots from 66th to 54th in the nation. Many of the mathematical whizzes now say the Hokies are a lock for New Orleans. The coach's son agrees. [GO TO ENG BITE WIPE IF POSSIBLE]
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Florida State certainly believes this is a done deal. This afternoon the Seminoles offered their thoughts on playing Virginia Tech for the national title.
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[OUT Q=...CHALLENGE FOR US."]
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The Tech-Florida State matchup will match the new kids on the block against the perennial national championship contender.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


The two teams have three common opponents this season including the University of Virginia.
Both have played UVa in Charlottesville earlier this season. The Hokies topped the Cavaliers 31-7 while the Seminoles left town with a 35-10 victory over the Wahoos. Recently, we asked the Cavs who would win if FSU and Tech met in the Sugar Bowl.
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((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH:IT WOULD DEPEND ON WHICH DEFENSE PLAYS BETTER I THINK. BECAUSE I THINK BOTH TEAMS WOULD HAVE TROUBLE MOVING THE FOOTBALL. BOTH OF THOSE TEAMS HAVE GREAT DEFENSIVE FOOTBALL TEAMS. SO IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THAT WORKS OUT IF THEY GOT PAIRED.)) ((DWAYNE STUKES/UVA DEFENSIVE BACK:VIRGINIA TECH IS A GOOD TEAM BUT DON'T GET ME WRONG, AS FAR AS FLORIDA STATE, THEY'RE A VERY PHYSICAL TEAM AND I THINK THEY HAVE A BETTER SUBSTITUTION OUT OF THE TWO. FLORIDA STATE ROTATES LINEMAN IN AND OUT OF THE GAME AT WILL WHERE AS VIRGINIA TECH, THEY REALLY DON'T HAVE THE ROTATION OF A FLORIDA STATE AND I THINK THAT WEARS ON A TEAM AFTER A WHILE. SO, I DEFINITELY THINK IT WOULD BE A GOOD GAME BUT I'M GONNA GO WITH FLORIDA STATE.))

((DAN ELLIS/UVA QUARTERBACK:I HAVE TO SAY THAT FLORIDA STATE'S DEFENSE OVERALL IS BETTER. THE FRONT SEVEN ON BOTH TEAMS IS PRETTY EQUAL. I THINK THEY'RE BOTH FAST AND BOTH AGGRESSIVE AND THEY'RE BOTH PRETTY STRONG. I THINK FLORIDA STATE HAS MORE SPEED IN THE SECONDARY AND I THINK THAT'S A BIG DIFFERENCE. I CAN'T SPEAK FOR THEIR OFFENSES BUT I THINK IT WOULD BE A GOOD GAME THOUGH.))
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[OUT Q=....good game though"]
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[S-Respect]


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Of course not everyone is thrilled with the Tech-Florida State matchup. And no one is more negative than Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly.
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In the magazine's latest edition, Reilly trashes the BCS and inparticular the Hokies schedule. He also gets a personal with the fans saying one of the factors in the equation is the number of teeth in Tech's home crowd divided by the number of shoes. Which he says usually equals one. He also says the "Z" factor is short for zzzzzz's as in sleep. Reilly says the Tech-Florida State game will be as one sided as a Cuban mayoral race.
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[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-57 tc 14:31]
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Virginia Tech's Michael Vick and West Virginia's Avon Cobourne are the Big East offensive co-players of the week.


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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Saturday;]


This is the fifth time Vick has won the honor.
He piled up a career high 366 yards of total offense against B-C on 11 of 13 passing for 290 yards.
Vick also rushed for 76 more including a five yard touchdown run.
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Hokie fans are more excited then ever now that it looks like Virginia Tech is going to the Sugar Bowl.
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Kate Weidaw is at Virginia Tech to see if students are willing to make the trip to New Orleans.
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The travel packages are ranging from a few hundred dollars to over a thousand dollars. That can be quite a price tag for a college student's budget.
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But for many the trip is worth it, despite the cost.
Others say that the best seat will be in the living room, in front of the TV.
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Tonight on News 7 at 11 -
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we'll hear what Tech students think about making the trip to New Orleans.

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Patients at Montgomery Regional Hospital are getting rides on a Gopher.
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((I'LL TAKE YOU WHERE EVER YOU WANT TO GO.))
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The GO-PHER is a new golf cart, equipped with plastic wind guards and a heater to take patients from their car to the hospital entrance. William McGinty travels to the hospital three times a week for cardiac rehabilitation.
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((WILLIAM MCGINTY/PATIENT: I'VE THOUGHT ABOUT THIS PARTICULARLY WITH THE ICE AND SNOW. I CAN GET OUT OF THE CAR, BUT TO GO UP THAT WAY IS A VERY HARD THING TO DO.))
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[VO NAT] 15 drivers will split shifts cruising around the lot to pick up riders.

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