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Coming up on News 7-
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Police say this crash tonight is a combination of speeding and drinking and driving.
Authorities say a suspected terrorist carried enough explosives to blow up a building-
and they're sending out a warning to Americans.
Plus it's big and bright- We'll check out the moon.
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News 7 is next. [Open]
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((IT HAS REINFORCED OUR AWARENESS THAT THINGS CAN HAPPEN AT THE BORDER, THINGS CAN COME INTO THE U.S.))
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A Federal prosecutor says material found in Ahmed Resssam's (Ra-soms) car could have built a bomb powerful enough to take down a building.
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[Terrorism]


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As Ressom appears in federal court- a warning goes out to all Americans to be extra careful the next couple of weeks- especially if you're traveling.
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[SUPER=01-Kate Pflaumer/U.S. Attorney; 00]
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((KATE PFLAUMER/U.S. ATTORNEY: AT THIS POINT WE CAN CERTAINLY ENCOURAGE PUBLIC ATTENTION AND CARE TO BE ALERT TO ANY UNATTENDED PACKAGE TO ANYTHING UNUSUAL.
CLINTON: FOR THE CITIZENS I WOULD SAY THAT THEY OUGHT TO GO ABOUT THEIR HOLIDAY BUT I WOULD ASK THAT THEY MAKE THEMSELVES AWARE OF THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES AND IF THEY SEE ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY.
At U-S Airports the FAA is stepping up security- Don't be surprised to see bomb sniffing dogs around- and if you travel with wrapped gifts, you may be asked to unwrap them.
It was only one of several warnings issued in Washington today. The State Department was especially worried about Americans overseas. JAMES FOLEY/STATE DEPARTMENT: WE HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF TERRORIST ATTACKS IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD.
The warnings come as Ahmed Ressam was indicted- caught with a carload of explosives as he tried to enter the United States from Canada.
The Algerian pleaded innocent to all five counts of a federal indictment in Seattle.
Authorities believe he had accomplices in the United States. CHARLIE MANDIGO/FBI SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE: IT HAS GIVEN US A SENSE OF INCREASED AWARENESS POTENTIAL OF THE DIFFERENT THINGS THAT MIGHT HAPPEN.))
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[Airport-Security]


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Security at Roanoke Regional Airport is NOT seeing many changes right now.
But security guards say they're making their presence known.
Their boss is in uniform and on patrol -- they say normally he's not.
Guards are ticketing and towing cars parked alongside the airport more than five minutes. And security officers say they're keeping a close eye on carry-on luggage.
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[Rubatex]


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The workers on strike at Bedford's biggest employer took their picket line to Roanoke today.
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((NATS OF CHANTING: WHAT DO WE WANT? CONTRACT! NO JUSTICE! NO PEACE!))

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They rallied outside the Rubatex company headquarters.
Striking Steelworkers were joined by members of five other local unions.
They called it a show of solidarity -- trying to force the company back into negotiations.
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((RICHARD WALKER/USWA LOCAL 240 PRESIDENT: WE WILL BE STEPPING IT UP GRADUALLY ... WHATEVER IT TAKES .... WE'RE GOING TO DO IT. ///////////////KENNETH STANLEY/STRIKING RUBATEX WORKER: WE ARE THE UNION AND WE ARE THE PEOPLE ... THE GOTTA GET OFF THEIR BUTTS ... BETTER DO IT.))
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During the rally ... Rubatex workers walked inside company headquarters ... demanding copies of their pension plans ... that's part of the contract that's in dispute.
For its part, Rubatex would not comment on today's rally.
The strike is 102-days old.
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In Floyd County, a textile company will soon be bringing jobs into this building.
The company is called Legacy, based in northern Virginia.
It will lease the shell building, built by Floyd County.
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Legacy will hire about 45 workers to start with, and hopes to expand. Company officials say these jobs won't be heading to Mexico.



[Henry-Loans]


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Help is on the way next week ... for Henry County residents who DID lose their jobs to Mexico.
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The no-interest loans will help Henry County residents let go since September at Tultex, Pluma, Ashmore Sportswear, or Visy Protective Products.
They'll also help residents dismissed from vendors or suppliers as a result of closings and layoffs.
Information sessions are scheduled for next Monday and Tuesday at the county administration building.
More information is available through Henry County or Patrick Henry National Bank.
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[460-Accident]


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High speed and alcohol make a dangerous combination. County police say that was the case tonight along US 460 just east of Roanoke.
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It happened a little after nine tonight. County police tell us the driver speeding and lost control making a lane change.
The vehicle overturned, and rescuers needed to pry open the wreckage to get everyone out.
At least two people are under hospital treatment, their conditions not known.
Police are charging the driver with D-U-I.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Andrew in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [12/22/1999] WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][SoCal-Fire]


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It may be cold here, but it's a much different story for firefighters in southern California.
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This is the scene in Glendale earlier today as wildfires ripped through... setting trees and anything else in its path on fire. It managed to burn more than four thousand acres of land, before winds died down. One home was destroyed... and hundreds of people were evacuated.
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[Apt-Fire]


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In Iowa, fire swept through a two-story apartment house,
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killing three children and three firefighters who went in after them.
A mother was able to get her little boy Jacob out before firefighters arrived- Two other children were also rescued-
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((ANDREA GLASSCOCK/NEIGHBOR: SHE WAS SCREAMING SAYING SHE COULDN'T GET TO HER BABIES AND I TOOK OFF MY SHIRT ROLLED IT IN THE SNOW SO SHE COULD COVER HER FACE AND GO BACK AND SHE DIDN'T COME BACK SO I FINALLY I YELLED AND SHE CAME AND SHE FOUND ONE LITTLE BOY HIS NAME IS JACOB.))
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No word on what caused the fire.
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And here in Virginia, a Pulaski County couple will have to spend Christmas with relatives.
Here's why. They lost their home to a fire this afternoon ... along Conners Valley Road.
No one was inside when the fire started. Neighbors saw smoke at the back of the house and sounded the alarm.

No word yet on the cause.
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[Moon]


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If you looked up in the sky tonight .. you might have noticed the moon was a little brighter and bigger. [take live picture]
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This type of moon happens just once every 133 years.
So what's different about it ... and can anyone tell the difference? We sent Kate Weidaw to find out. (///// SOT /////)
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((Folks gazing at the city from high atop the Roanoke Star didn't seem to notice the rare moon.

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((ALEA WOHNHAS:I GUESS IT LOOKS A LITTLE BRIGHTER. KATE WEIDAW: ANY BIGGER? ALEA: NO.))
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But for planetarium director Leslie Bochenski (Bo-Hen-Ski) at the Science Museum of Western Virginia it's an event you don't want to miss.

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((LESLIE BOCHENSKI/PLANITARIUM DIRECTOR: THE MOON WILL BE RECEIVING MORE SUN LIGHT SO IT WILL BE BRIGHTER AND BECAUSE THE MOON IS CLOSER THEN AVERAGE TO THE EARTH THE MOON WILL ALSO APPEAR BIGGER.))
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So with the moon being brighter and bigger then anyone in this life time has seen, does it affect animals? I checked out the Mill Mountain Zoo.

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((DAVID JOBE/PROGRAMMING SPECIALIST: BELIEVE IT OR NOT WE'RE NOT SEEING A WHOLE LOT OF DIFFERENCE HERE TONIGHT.))
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The snakes were still slithering and the snow leopard was still laying on her rock. And for the owl?

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((DAVID JOBE/PROGRAMMING SPECIALIST: I THINK HE IS UNIMPRESSED, NOT IMPRESSED, YUP.))
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So with the animals not affected by the moon, what about humans? Awful Arthur's seemed to be a hot spot in the market for the full moon.

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((JASON MARTIN/AWFUL ARTHUR'S MANAGER: WE'RE ALWAYS BUSY ON MONDAY BUT THE MOON, I DON'T THINK THAT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT THE OYSTERS MORE THEN ANYTHING.))
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So if the moons light didn't bring you out during the night, you'll have to wait another 133 years to see the sight. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))




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Virginia's new Republican leaders plan bigger staffs. Still ahead, the party of less government is growing.
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And how about that Santa? We knew he was jolly, but stronger than a Mack truck?
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((HEY EVERYONE THIS IS DENISE ALLEN IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS DEPARTMENT. MARK LINDSEY HELPED UVA ACHIEVE MILESTONES ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD NOW THE FORMER OFFENSIVE LINEMAN IS PLAYING THE WAITING GAME FOR A NEW HEART. THREE REDSKINS ARE ON THEIR WAY TO HAWAII AND THE PRO-BOWL. SOME OLD PROS ARE COMING BACK TO ROANOKE TO STRUT THEIR STUFF AND THE EAGLES WILL LAND IN FLORIDA. THOSE STORIES AND MORE IN SPORTS.))

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For years, the Republican Party of Virginia has stood for smaller government.
It's new leaders take over the House of Delegates for the first time in history next month.
And their first official acts have been to expand their personal staffs.
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Amherst Delegate Vance Wilkins will have six people working for him as Speaker of the House.
Outgoing Speaker Tom Moss had four on his staff.
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((DEL. VANCE WILKINS/R-AMHERST: I MAY BE DOING A DIFFERENT JOB. IT'S NOT NECESSARILY THE SAME JOB IF YOU GET RIGHT DOWN TO IT. You'll be doing more than the previous Speaker? WELL, I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT HE'S BEEN DOING. AND I DON'T WANT TO BE CAUGHT SHORT MY FIRST YEAR IN HERE. WE MAY SEE THAT THIS IS TOO LITTLE. ))
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Wilkins gets the same dollar figure -- with this year's pay raise figured in -- to employ two more people.
So he may just be shrewder in the contract negotiating department.
Meanwhile, Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith says he's expanding the Majority Leader's staff by one.
He say he'll pay for the new position with political action committee funds.
Griffith replaces Vinton Democrat Dick Cranwell in that slot, now that Republicans have a clear majority.
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[Tobacco-Money]


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Almost 90 per cent of Virginia's tobacco growers should see checks in the mail shortly.
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[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.]


The 40 thousand checks are part of the so-called "Side Agreement" of the national settlement, with the money dedicated just to tobacco growers.
Virginia's share of the Side Agreement" for this year is 24-million dollars.
So the average check would be about five hundred and 40 dollars.
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[MAMSI]


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300 city and school employees in Martinsville are covered by an insurance plan that the hospital and several local doctors no longer accept.
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Memorial Hospital is dropping MAMSI, Mid Atlantic Medical Services Incorporated in less than two weeks. Physicians say the insurance company had many problems processing claims.
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((DR. ELIZABETH VAUGHAN/VAUGHAN MEDICAL CENTER: MAMSI ALWAYS LOST THE SECOND PAGE, THEY COULD NEVER FIND AND PROCESS THE SECOND PAGE.))
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The Medical Society of Virginia identified MAMSI as the insurance carrier with the most physician complaints in the state. MAMSI says it will continue to pay claims the hospital and doctors submit to them and avoid any cost to the patients.
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[Carnegie-Hero]


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A Campbell County man says he was just doing the right thing when he risked his own life to save another man last year.
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Victor Shelton was among the first on the scene of this accident on Route 460 near Lynchburg in September, 1998.


A pickup truck had flipped over and caught fire.. Shelton pulled its unconscious driver to safety just seconds before the vehicle exploded.
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((VICTOR SHELTON/CARNEGIE HERO AWARD WINNER: A PERSON JUST REACTS.. AT LEAST FOR ME I KNOW SOMETHING WAS WRONG AND I WANTED TO FIX IT. I THINK THAT'S A MALE THING, YOU KNOW, WE JUST TRY TO FIX THINGS.. WE HATE FOR THINGS TO GO WRONG AND WE JUST WANT TO MAKE IT RIGHT. THAT'S ALL I TRIED TO DO.))
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This week, Shelton was one of 20 Americans to receive the Carnegie Hero Award.
Winners get a bronze medal and 35- hundred dollars.
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The Space Shuttle crew is getting the job done.
Still ahead, gyroscopes get a telescope back in business.
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[VO-NAT]


And a teen charged with threatening Columbine High on the Internet goes before a judge, but will he be in jail for Christmas?
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[Lotto]


[SUPER=137-8 7 2/3 2 3 2/4 13 19 27 29/17 21 25 36 42 43/3 1 3 9 7 9][Columbine]



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The teen accused of threatening Columbine high on the Internet- says it was all a mistake.
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((I WAS STUPID. I MADE A STUPID MISTAKE. I HOPE THIS IS A LESSON TO A LOT OF KIDS.))
[SUPER=07-Michael Ian Campbell/]
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[SUPER=03-Fort Myers, FL;]


A federal judge today let Campbell go home for the holidays saying he wasn't a flight risk and did not pose a threat of violence..
Campbell's mother says her son did not realize what it was he had done when the FBI first came to their house.
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((PAMELA CAMPBELL/MICHAEL'S MOTHER: IT WASN'T UNTIL THEY STARTED TO QUESTION HIM THAT HE WENT I KNOW WHY YOU'RE HERE. THEN HE REMEMBERED, HE DIDN'T EVEN REMEMBER WRITING IT. IT WAS UNIMPORTANT TO HIM.))
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[Vo-nat]
Michael Campbell's father died last month. His mother said she feared losing her son too.
Campbell could face no time or up to six months in prison.
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[Shuttle]


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Mission accomplished for NASA .. thanks to two astronauts who fixed a major problem in space.

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[SOT]
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[OUT Q=on the lower portion of the Hubble Telescope]
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[VO-NAT]
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The Hubble telescope now has six new gyroscopes .. after four of the old ones failed. The failed gyroscopes prevented Hubble from working correctly. Now, the telescope can point itself accurately at objects in space. The gyroscopes will soon have batteries to help with overheating, as well as get upgrades and other maintenance work.

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In sports, a former UVA offensive lineman awaits a heart transplant and old timers hit the ice next month.
First our extra point.
The Virginia Tech Athletic Department will host a Hokie Huddle pep Rally on January third, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
Frank Beamer, the team, cheerleaders and Marching Virginians will be there.
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[VO-NAT]


Michael Vick made an appearance on the cover of The Sporting News' Bowl Preview Issue.
TSN predicts Tech will beat Florida State 23-20 in the Sugar Bowl on a game winning kick by Shayne Graham.
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[S-HOOPS]


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The Hokies men's basketball team finished third in the San Juan Shootout.
Down by 10 with 7:20 left in the game Tech went on a 20 to seven run to beat Louisiana-Layfette 59-to-56.
Rolan Roberts had a game high 22 points and was selected to the All Tournament Team. The Hokies are six and four. Their next game is Tuesday at seven in the Cassell.
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In high school action Radford beat Grayson County 67-44. It was Riverheads over James River 82-67.

[S-Heart]


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As the Cavaliers prepare for the Micron PC-Dot-Com Bowl, one of their former teammates is in the biggest game of his life.
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Former UVa offensive lineman Mark Lindsey is in the hospital in need of a heart transplant.
Steve Mason has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Mark Lindsey/Heart Transplant Candidate; :30]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Curtis Tribble/Mark's Cardiac Surgeon; :50]
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((Injury has forced Casey Crawford to the bench much of the year. Finally healthy, he now goes to the hospital to visit Mark Lindsey, who is near the top of the list in the country for a heart transplant ((:)) ((:))
Mark's career began in 1995 on full scholarship. But shortly after 1996 summer work outs doctors diagnosed him with Cardio Miopathy. His heart looked more like it belonged in the body of a 70 year old man. ((:))
For the last six months Mark has been confined to his hospital room at the UVa Medical Center. He has been extremely close to death three times and is attached to a machine that keeps his heart going. A team ball and photo and a schedule are reminders of UVa football. But Mark inspires everyone he meets with his positive attitude. He's read 20 books in three months, he crushes on all comers, including his brother, in sega and is taking piano. ((NAT SOUND)) ((:)) ((ARTHOR MILLER/MARK'S PIANO MUSIC INSTRUCTOR:)) ((DR. CURTIS TRIBBLE/MARK'S CARDIAC SURG ERY:))
Crawford caught his first touchdown pass in 1999 in his final regular season game. Mel Kiper rates him as the top tight end in the country for the upcoming draft, but there is something else much more important to Casey. ((:)) ((:))

Before he can fish, Mark needs a large heart and they are hard to find.)) [S-Pro]


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The Pro Bowl rosters have been announced and three Washington Redskins are going to Honolulu.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD/Last July; ]


Quarterback Brad Johnson was picked as a reserve. He threw for more than 34-hundred yards and 22 TDs.
Running back Stephen Davis is on the list. Davis picked up more than 14-hundred yards on 290 carries with 17 touchdowns.
Redskin offensive guard Tre Johnson will also be playing in the February sixth game.
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((BYE))[sports tease]


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Still to come, some of the best hockey players to take the ice in the Roanoke Valley are making an encore appearance.
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[VO-NAT]


Franklin County's Eagles are headed for fun in the sun in Florida and a few basketball games of course. Those stories are up next.
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The Roanoke Express and Carilion are hoping to pack the Roanoke Civic Center when some hockey greats return to the ice.
It's part of the Hall of Fame-Old timers weekend next month.
January 15th, during the Express-Renegades game a new class will be inducted into the Roanoke Valley Hockey Hall of Fame.
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Then on Sunday the 16th, 18 former members of the Roanoke Rebels will return to the ice for a game with the Greensboro Generals.
Dave "the hammer" Schultz is one of those players making an appearance.
The game will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Roanoke's Southern League Championship.
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Some of the proceeds of the weekend will go to the Children's Cancer Center at Carilion Community Hospital.

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The Eagles are flying south for the holidays.
Franklin County's boys basketball team is headed to Naples, Florida, to participate in a 16 team holiday tournament.
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The high school's sports boosters helped raise money and funds generated from the sales of programs will pay for each players' airfare and hotel rooms.
For many of these boys not only is it their first trip to Florida, but their first time on a plane.
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Four sets of parents are going to help chaperon the team. The plans include deep sea fishing or visiting a theme park while in Florida.
The tournament is December 28th through the 31st. The team will be there for about a week.
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This just in ... A ferry has sunk in the central Philippines. Officials say that, so far, about 180 people have been rescued. We'll have more information tomorrow on News 7 Mornin.
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Finally, if you think you have too many presents on your list for Santa to carry...think again.
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The World's Strongest Santa exhibit in North Carolina showed us he can carry it all down our chimney.
Especially after this muscle-bound Santa pulled a 50-thousand pound Mack Truck.
Looks like the jolly one himself is in better condition that we might have thought.
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