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Coming up on News 7-
Bedford county authorities put an end to a string of local robberies.
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The space shuttle Discovery lifts off after an unprecedented number of delays.
200- new jobs are on the way to Henry county.
And-- it's one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
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News 7 is next.
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[Shuttle]


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It took nine tries but the space shuttle discovery is heading to space to repair the Hubble Telescope.
As Terisa Estacio reports-- there was plenty of anticipation surrounding tonight's launch.
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(INCUE: THIS IS THE LAST MISSION FOR NASA 1999 )


FINALLY, AFTER NINE FAILED ATTEMPTS, THE SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY SUCCESSFULLY BLASTED INTO SPACE SUNDAY NIGHT.

(TAKE NATS )
(CG: BLAST OFF )



(TAKE TRACK )


PROBLEMS PLAGUED THIS MISSION FOR MONTHS. BAD WEATHER POSTPONED FRIDAY AND SATURDAYS SCHEDULED LAUNCHES. THEN EARLIER IN THE WEEK, LAST MINUTE CONCERNS REGARDING WELDS IN CRITICAL FUEL LINES CANCELED THE FLIGHT.

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(INCUE: WE HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT MISSION TO HUBBLE AND WE WILL SEE YOU

BACK HERE BEFORE THE MILLENNIUM )
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(CG: COMMANDER CURTIS BROWN JRS. )
(INCUE: WE JUST HAVE ONE REQUEST, JUST SEND A NOTE TO HUBBLE..

BECAUSE WE ARE ON OUR WAY. )
DISCOVERY IS HEADING TO HELP THE HUBBLE TELESCOPE. HUBBLES POINTING SYSTEM IS DOWN HINDERING THE CRAFTS ABILITY TO SEND IMAGES FROM DEEP SPACE TO SCIENTISTS ON EARTH. DURING THIS 8 DAY MISSION THE SEVEN MEMBER CREW WILL BE QUITE BUSY. AFTER HOOKING UP WITH HUBBLE, THE ASTRONAUTS WILL SEEK TO REPLACE SEVERAL ITEMS ON THE TELESCOPE INCLUDING INSTALLING NEW GYROSCOPES, A RADIO TRANSMITTER AND FINE GUIDANCE SENSOR.

(MORE NATS OF FLIGHT MOVING ON TO SPACE )


DISCOVERY IS TWENTY YEARS OLD BUT NASA SCIENTISTS SAY IT IS CERTAINLY UP FOR THE BIG JOB. IF THE SHUTTLE WAS UNABLE TO LIFT OFF SUNDAY, THE NEXT ATTEMPT WOULD IN JANUARY JUST TO STEER CLEAR OF ANY Y2K TROUBLE.
THE SHUTTLE IS EXPECTED TO RETURN TO EARTH ON DECEMBER 27. TERISA ESTACIO, CBS NEWS HOUSTON.))



[Bedford-Arrest]


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The Bedford County Sheriff's Department may have put an end to a series of armed robberies.
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42 year old Freeman Lee Muse and 46 year old Costella Forney of Harrisburg were arrested tonight after a deputy pulled their car over.
Officials had been looking for the pair after an armed robbery this evening in Nottoway County.
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The duo is suspected of robbing the Thaxton market on December 14 and the Shell Station near Smith Mountain Lake on the 17th -- as well as other armed robberies in Franklin, Botetourt and Pittsylvania Counties.



[New-Jobs]


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After months of layoffs and plant closings-- Martinsville and Henry County have reason to celebrate.
200- new jobs are on the way to the area.
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National Catalog Corporation is opening a new e-commerce distributing and customer service center in the old Pluma building in Henry County.
The company has operated an inbound customer service center in Martinsville since July, and plans for the expansion to begin immediately.
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The news could not have come at a better time.
Just this month--Tultex laid off more than 17-hundred employees in Southside.




[Prison-Hostages]


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A six-day takeover of the county jail in St. Martinville, Louisiana is over.
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The standoff ended late last night with the release of seven hostages.
But there's still no confirmation on the reported deal that brought the takeover to an end.
The hostage takers were convicted felons from Cuba being held for deportation.
They were apparently in legal limbo because the U-S did NOT want them on the streets and Cuba would NOT take them back.
The mother of one of the inmates says they cut a deal to be sent to Cuba.
But the F-B-I had no comment.
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An accident in Lynchburg this morning killed a local woman.
79 year old Berneice Morris died after failing to stop at a red light on Ford Avenue shortly after 11.
Police say Morris struck a Blazer driven by Richard Poltar of Lynchburg.
Morris died at the scene -- Poltar and his two passengers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries



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At least one-thousand people have died as a result of torrential downpours in Venezuela-- and the death toll is still climbing.
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Nearly six-thousand people are still missing in the floodwaters.
President Hugo Chavez made the announcement this morning on national TV.
He says officials are now looking for places to bury the dead because cemeteries in the capital of Caracas are covered in mud.
Authorities say it's the worst natural disaster in the nation's history.
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Investigators hope an autopsy will reveal what killed a 34- year old woman whose body was found in a grassy lot yesterday morning in Danville.
Police say there were no visible signs of injury to Angela Terry Newman.
Her body was found at the corner of Betts and Winslow streets.


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A former carnival worker who killed his girlfriend in Virginia and then another woman in Tennessee has received another life term in prison.
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Bradley Duane Osborne was sentenced yesterday for killing his former girlfriend at an Abingdon motel in October of '96.
He then stole her car and shot and killed another woman in Tennessee.
Osborne was already serving life in prison for her murder.
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[Walmart-Robbery]


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Danville police are still searching for a second suspect in connection with last night's armed robbery in the Walmart parking lot.
Police say at about 8:30, two suspects approached a 24-year-old woman, pointed a gun, and demanded her purse.
32- year old Waverly Kim Hood of Sutherland, Virginia was arrested near Piedmont Mall.
Authorities were unable to apprehend the other suspect.



[Terrorism]


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The government is once again warning Americans both home and abroad to be cautious this holiday season.
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National Secuity Adviser Sandy (burger) Berger says the season brings a heightened risk of anti-American terrorist activity.
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((SANDY BERGER/NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER: THIS IS A PERIOD WHERE WE HEAD TO THE END OF RAHMADON THIS IS A PERIOD OF HEIGHTENED RISK OF TERRORIST ACTIONS INVOLVING AMERICANS.))
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The warning comes after U-S border officials charged a man with bringing explosives into the country from Canada last week.
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There's an infant car seat recall tonight.
Kolcraft Enterprises is recalling 754-thousand car seats because of a defective handle that causes the seat to rotate which can cause the baby to fall out.
So far, there have been 42 infants injured and more than three thousand reports filed because of the handle related problem.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN GRAPHIC] To get a free repair kit, you can call Kolcraft at 877-776-2609.

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Coming up next, it's the final shopping weekend before Christmas and that means big sales.
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Plus the man known as the gadget expert who equipped "double oh seven" with the latest spy tools passes away. The story, coming up.
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[Shopping]


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This is the last weekend before Christmas -- and that means crowded malls and lots of last minute shopping.
And as Joy Sutton reports sales are up at Valley View mall in Roanoke.
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(( Debbie Troutt is just one of hundreds of shoppers who have waited to the last minute to buy Christmas presents.
She says the mall was so crowded on Saturday - she couldn't find a place to park and had to come back Sunday.
But that hasn't stopped her from spending lots of money this holiday season.
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((DEBBIE TROUTT: I'M AFRAID TO ADD UP HOW MUCH I'M SPENDING PROBABLY A LITTLE MORE BECAUSE I'M SHOPPING AT THE LAST MINUTE. AND I'M NOT SPENDING TIME LOOKING))
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Actually she's just buying -- like many other shoppers - who say they are spending hundreds of dollars more this holiday compared to last year.
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((JUSTIN KOEHLER: TODAY I SPENT A THOUSAND DOLLARS, TOTAL HOLIDAY I'VE SPEND 2 THOUSAND DOLLARS AND THAT'S PROBABLY 3 TIMES WHAT I SPENT LAST YEAR))
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((MICHAEL WILHEOM: A WHOLE LOT MORE THAN LAST YEAR PROBABLY DOUBLE OF WHAT I SPENT LAST YEAR))
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And many retailers are reaping the benefits.
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((MARIE COMPTON/FINK'S: OUR PERCENTAGE IS UP A LOT. I THINK THAT'S DUE TO THE ECONOMY BEING SO GREAT AND PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THE STOCK MARKET AND ALL OF THE THINGS THAT HAVE CAUSED THEM TO HAVE EXCESS MONEY TO SPEND THEN OUR BUSINESS REALLY EXCELS BECAUSE OF THAT))
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Compton says sales at Fink's Jewelers are up 15 percent from the last holiday season.
She says people are even buying the more expensive gifts like this millennium ring -- a collectors item -- valued between 10 and 20 thousand dollars.
A Valley View Mall spokesperson also says sales are up overall....with some stores experiences a sales gain of as much as 25- percent.
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: AND THE COUNTDOWN IS ON TILL CHRISTMAS AND RETAILERS HOPE THAT WILL MEAN MORE CUSTOMER THIS WEEK COMING IN TO GET THOSE LAST MINUTE GIFTS))
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And this holiday it seems that neither the crowds nor the shortage of parking spaces will keep the shoppers from buying.
Joy Sutton, News 7 Roanoke.))















[Zoo-Lights]


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Homes aren't the only places decorated this holiday season -- so is the Mill Mountain Zoo in Roanoke.
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It's all part of Zoo Night Lights.
The first 50 visitors each night receive free holiday specs that transform the Christmas lights into snow flakes.
Zoo officials hope the holiday lights will encourage folks to see the animals in the winter.
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((BETH POFF/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: THE BIG MESSAGE WE WANT TO GET OUT IS NOT ONLY A HAPPY HOLIDAY MESSAGE BUT ALSO THAT WE'RE HERE YEAR ROUND SO ENJOY THOSE MILD DAYS. WE'VE HAD A MILD WINTER SO FAR AND THE ANIMALS ARE MUCH DIFFERENT IN THE COLDER MONTHS A LOT OF THEM ARE MORE ACTIVE))
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Poff says this is also a good time to view some of the zoos newest additions like the bald eagles and (core-sick) fox -- which is found at only one other zoo in the country.
You can check out the lights through Thursday.
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[Feedback]


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Images of crime, war and protest are common in the news.
How much there should be in TV newscasts is the topic in this week's Feedback.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean.
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((A viewer from Ferrum College says he has a couple of problems with the way broadcast journalists have covered the Columbine High School shootings, and other incidents of violence.
"I feel that the news media cover more then they should. It seems like the networks compete with each other. It's like they don't even care how much they show, they just want the ratings. This in itself leads to more problems, like copycat crimes.
"The other thing that I see wrong with the media's coverage is that it's like the news stations don't know when to stop. It gets to a point where it's not being informative. It starts to depress people...The audience is actually seeing real people getting killed and they start to realize that it could happen to them.
"The way that both problems can be solved is by having stricter regulations on how much the media can cover. I understand that they have a job to do and they have to cover the story, but at the same time they need to know when to draw the line and they're not going to do it on their own."
We like to hear from our viewers on issues in the news.
We'd especially like to know this week what you think of the Y2K computer problem, and how people should prepare for it.
Send your letters to Feedback at PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
The fax number is 343-7269.
Our e-mail address is news@wdbj7.com.
And our home page, wdbj7.com, has a moderated on-line forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))


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The actor who played the eccentric scientist Q in the James Bond films is dead.
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Desmond Llewelyn was killed in a head-on car crash in England.
He was 85.
Llewelyn was best-known for his role of Q, the gadget expert who equipped double- oh seven with the latest spy tools -- from toxic fountain pens to deadly umbrellas.
He appeared in 17 Bond films dating back to "From Russia with Love" up to the recent "The World Is Not Enough."
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Still to come on News 7, most people think Santa Claus lives at the North Pole
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but not in Pearisburg where some residents believe the real Santa lives in their neighborhood year 'round.
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In a matter of days, Santa Claus will be hard at work fulfilling all kinds of holiday wishes.
Denise Allen recently caught up with the man in the red suit as he made a stop in Pearisburg-- to find out what advice he may have for parents.
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Children come to sit on Santa's knee for more than just the promise of presents.
For many it's a tradition to visit this man each year.
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((HE TAKES TIME TO LISTEN TO ALL THE KIDS AND HE'S REALLY NICE.))
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((SANTA: SOME OF THE KIDS STAND IN LINE FOR AN HOUR OR SO BUT I CAN'T JUST MAKE MYSELF HURRY UP WITH THE KIDS.))
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This Santa is the real one, all his young friends say so. They'll tell you he has a reasonable answer for every question they ask.
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((ONE OF THE FIRST QUESTIONS FROM A CHILD WAS "WILL Y2K EFFECT YOU SANTA" I SAID I DON'T THINK SO COMPUTERS HAVE NOTHING TO DO MY SLEIGH AND REINDEER.))
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((HOW CAN YOU DESCRIBE SOMETHING THAT'S REAL. HE'S WARM. HE'S KIND. HE'S SANTA CLAUS.))
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All of those characteristics make Santa a person children trust.
When they open up, it's not just to ask for presents. They tell Santa their problems and the children often ask him to bring their parents gifts.
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Santa says parents can make the spirit of the Christmas season last all year long. He has these suggestions.
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((I WOULD ADVISE PARENTS TO LISTEN TO THE CHILDREN. TO LOVE THE CHILDREN AND TO TAKE THEM SERIOUSLY AND TO SET LIMITS FOR THEM OF COURSE.))
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Santa says while the presents children ask changes from year to year, the look of hope and anticipation in their eyes remains the same.
Denise Allen News 7.))









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Three time Friday Football Extra Player of the week and Floyd County star Josh Spence has been chosen the Associated Press Group A player of the year.
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Spence rushed for 18 hundred-24 yards and 21 touchdowns in the regular season from his running back position and helped lead the Buffaloes to the single A state championship game. The two way standout also posted 81 tackles at linebacker. Spence is headed to Virginia Tech next year.
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Spence's teammate Gary Dickerson joins him on the all state team, as does two Radford players, Ben Fisher and Dan Hazle

ton. Galax star Josh Bryson also makes the all state team, along with George Wythe's Lance Golf.[S-Skins]


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To the NFL. The Redskins nearly broke the Colts, losing 24-21 in Indianapolis.
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The Colts opened the first quarter scoring on Edgerrin James's nice one handed grab on Peyton Manning's pass, James scoots 37 yards for the touchdown, 7-nothing Indy.
After a Colts field goal, Brad Johnson hooks up with Albert Connell on a 48 yard touchdown strike in the second quarter and the count moves to 10-7.
The Skins closed an 11 point Colts lead to 24-19 on a Brian Mitchell 6 yard TD [SUPER=30-Indianapolis/24/Washington/

21;]jaunt and the two point conversion was good, 24-21 Colts.
The Skins recover the onside kick with time running out,
but Johnson would throw incomplete on fourth down and Indianapolis wins 24-21, and clinch their first AFC East title in 11 years.
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The New York Giants fell to 7 and 7 with a loss to St. Louis.
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A bright spot for the Giants. Tiki Barber. The former Cave Spring and UVa star touched the ball eight times either by rushing or by air and racked up 76 yards.
[SUPER=30-St. Louis/31/New York/10;] Kerry Collins through two interceptions and both were returned for touchdowns.

The Rams Devin Bush steals this one as St. Louis wins 31-10.
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A bad day all the way around for the NFC east as Dallas also lost, dropping a last second 22-21 decision to the New York Jets.
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Dallas with a little trickery. On the fake field goal, Eric Bjornson scampers right and scores on the 20 yard run. 14-13 Cowboys.
[SUPER=30-New York/22/Dallas/21;]The Jets Ray Lucas hits Blake Spencer to close the gap to 21-19 in the third.


Then, with two minutes left in the game, John Hall boots a 37 yarder as New York downs Dallas 22-21.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars beat Cleveland 24-14. Browns offensive tackle Orlando Brown was thrown out of the game after attacking referee Jeff Triplette. The ref accidentally hit Brown in the eye when he through his penalty flag.
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The Chicago Bears beat the Detroit Lions 28-10 behind four touchdowns passes from rookie quarterback Kade McNown, now your numbers.
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Still to come in sports, Mike Stevens will take us inside
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the video game craze that is college bound, with schools like Virginia Tech and Florida State. Stay with us.
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989 Sports may have the perfect gift for the sports fan in your life.
The company is leading the way in sports software sales with video games for Sony Playstation.
Mike Stevens has more.
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(( With the Hokies making a run for the national title - what college football fans wouldn't enjoy playing NCAA Game Breaker 2000. Being able to choose all 114 division one schools including Tech and Florida State makes it fun. Hearing Keith Jackson's voice and watching the motion capture animation makes it real. ((JIMMY SMITH/FORMER JACKSON ST. ALL-AMERICAN:)) If you prefer pro football there's NFL Xtreme 2, and the popular NFL GameDay 2000 - one of the more popular games on the market. But college basketball is also cranking up these days. And NCAA final four 2000 could be just what the hoop-aholic in your house needs. More than 300 colleges are available in the menu along with playbooks designed specifically for each team. ((TRAJAN LANGDON/FORMER DUKE ALL-AMERICAN:)) One of the most realistic of all the games is NHL Faceoff 2000. Chicago Blackhawks' winger Tony Amonte helped create the life like movements during this work session in which he was outfitted with the florescent balls that capture his movements. The legendary Scotty Bowman is responsible for developing much of the playbook for this one. And for the nontraditional sorts nut - there is always Jet Moto 3, the high flying cold natured Cool Boarders 4, and Super Cross Circuit for the motor head in the family. Happy Holidays! Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))

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