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Coming up on News 7-
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A doctor who resigned from Lewis Gale Clinic becomes the first to open a private practice.
Hillary Clinton makes her bid for the U-S Senate official.
And-- for the first time in history nearly 800- descendants of Thomas Jefferson and his slave hold a family reunion.
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[Hillary]


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It's official.
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her U-S Senate candidacy in New York this afternoon -- making history as the only First Lady to seek public office.
Bobbi Harley has more.
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[SUPER=01-Hillary Rodham Clinton/(D) NY U.S. Senate Candidate]
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((HILLARY CLINTONS DONE THIS BEFORE - A CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF - BUT THIS TIME THE PRESIDENTS SITTING ON THE SIDELINES AND SHES OUT FRONT.

NAT SOT - Im honored to run for the U-S Senate


FLANKED BY NEW YORKS TOP DEMOCRATIC BRASS - THE FIRST LADY ANNOUNCED HER FIRST RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE - IT COMES AFTER MONTHS OF CAMPAIGNING AND A MOVE TO A MANHATTAN SUBURB TO QUALIFY AND NOT WITHOUT CRITICISM FROM HER MOST LIKELY REPUBLICAN OPPONENT.

((SOT: RUDOLPH GIULIANI/(R) MAYOR OF NYC))

"It seems like their idea of a campaign is like a remake of image -- to emphasize image."
NEW YORK CITYS MAYOR RUDOLPH GIULIANI HIT THE AIRWAVES SUNDAY - SEEMINGLY TRYING TO DEFLATE CLINTONS ANNOUNCEMENT. AND HE WAS RIGHT -- IT WAS ABOUT IMAGE - HERS.

((SOT: HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON/(D) CANDIDATE FOR U.S. SENATE - NY))

"I am a new Democrat. That means I believe gov't is not the source of all our problems ... we should live up to ours."
THE EVENT GOT TOP BILLING AT HOUSE PARTIES ACROSS THE STATE -- AS MANY AS TWENTY THOUSAND SUPPORTERS GATHERED TO WATCH AND WISH HER ON.

((SOT: MOS))


AS FOR THE PRESIDENT, HIS ONLY SPEAKING ROLE WAS IN A SHORT FILM THAT HIGHLIGHTED WHAT HIS WIFE HAS ACCOMPLISHED ON HER OWN.
STANDUP - BOBBI HARLEY, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK))


[Lewis-Gale]


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One of the doctors who resigned from Lewis Gale Clinic has found a way to continue practicing in the area.
Doctor Rodney Poffenberger resigned in November -- and after giving a 90 day notice went into private practice Friday.
As Joy Sutton reports -- Poffenberger is now the first, of the departing doctors, to do this.
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(( After resigning as a urologist with Lewis Gale Clinic --Doctor Rodney Poffenberger - says he was determined to stay in area -- even though his contract with Phycor -- the management firm that has been running the clinic -- stipulated that he could not practice in the surrounding area for 18 months.
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((THROUGH SOME NEGOTIATIONS WITH LEWIS GALE CLINIC AND PHYCOR AND WITH THE HELP OF MY ATTORNEY. WE'VE DETERMINED I WAS ABLE SET UP PRACTICE HERE IN THE ROANOKE AREA))
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Poffenberger says he had to pay an undisclosed amount of money to be able to do that.
But he says it was well worth it to give his patients the option to continue with his care -- and now he can offer better service.
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((I'VE COME TO THE REALIZATION EVEN MORE SO THAN BEFORE THAT THE PATIENTS REALLY DO VALUE THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR DOCTOR))
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But Poffenberger says he has been prohibited from contacting any of his Lewis Gale clinic patients, that's why he placed an ad in the paper to let them know he is now in private practice at Jefferson Surgical Clinic.
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((I KNOW THE SAME THING IS HAPPENING TO OTHER DOCTORS WHO HAVE RESIGNED. I KNOW IT'S LIKE TEARING THEIR HEART APART THAT THEY CAN'T LET PEOPLE KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING TO THEM BECAUSE OF SOME CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION))
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And Poffenberger says for the sake of the Roanoke Valley -- every thing possible needs to be done to keep the doctors in the area.
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((I HOPE THE MAJORITY OF DOCTORS CAN STAY. IT JUST DEPENDS ON THEIR NEGOTIATIONS AND I KNOW THAT THEY WANT TO STAY AND THEY'RE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE WITHIN THEIR POWER TO STAY))
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Joy Sutton, News 7, Salem.))







[Alaska-Airlines]


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An Alaska Airlines MD 80 made an emergency landing last night.
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The pilots reported similiar problems with the stabilizer that Alaska Flight 261 experienced before crashing into the ocean. The jet ended up making an emergency landing that was described as rough at the Reno Nevada airport. All 140 passengers aboard were NOT hurt.
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[Memorial]


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Meanwhile, family and friends who lost loved ones on Alaskan Airlines flight 261 visited the crash site today to pay their final respects and say their final goodbyes.
Navy crews are leaving the plane's wreckage on the ocean floor because the N-T-S-B wants a detailed picture of aircraft debris before bringing it up to the surface.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [02/06/2000] WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Halifax-Murder]


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One person is dead and another is in custody after a party in Halifax County turned violent.
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When Sheriff's deputies arrived at this house on Chapel Trail around three this morning they found a 20 year old man dead from a gunshot wound.
Authorities later arrested 29 year old Joseph Eric Leonard of Wilmington, North Carolina for allegedly driving under the influence.
Investigators believe Leonard is also responsible for this morning's murder.
He's been charged with first degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony.
Officials say it appears an argument lead to the shooting.
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((MAJOR RICHARD PULLIAM/SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THERE HAD BEEN ALTERCATION A FIGHT AND SHOTS HAD BEEN FIRED WE SEIZED APPROXIMATELY 6 TO 8 WEAPONS, SMALL QUANTITY OF MARIJUANA AND ALCOHOL.))
[SUPER=01-Major Richard Pulliam/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
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The man living in the home, 27 year old Corey Gunliskson, has been charged with malicous wounding.
The victim's name has NOT been released.
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[Carroll-Murder]


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A Carroll County couple is dead following an apparent murder/suicide.
It happened around noon in the Laurel Fork area of the county.
Sheriff Warren Manning says it appears David Wayne Sams broke into his wife's van while she was in church with their two children.
According to investigators, the couple then left the church and Sams later shot his wife, Rebecca, as she was trying to exit the vehicle.
He then turned the gun on himself.
The couple was separated.



[Kennedy]


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Massachusetts senator Ted Kennedy is in the hospital fighting a viral infection.
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Kennedy was admitted to a Washington hospital this morning after complaining of back and shoulder pain.
A spokesman for the senator says Kennedy will stay in the hospital overnight for observation.
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Still to come-- a story we ran last week about churches losing donations because of snow, drew reaction from viewers. Hear what some had to say in this week's NEWS 7 feedback.
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And it's taken months to plan and years for it to happen but for the first time ancestors of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings come together for a reunion.
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[Hijacking]


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A hijacked Afghan passenger plane has now landed at London's Stansted Airport.
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Essex police say the plane is isolated on the airport grounds so that officials can begin negotiations with the hijackers.
The plane has been taken on a tense journey across Central Asia and Europe by its hijackers, who have released a handful of passengers at each stop.
The plane, carrying 166 passengers, was seized early today on a domestic flight in Afghanistan.
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[Train-Crash]


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Seven people are dead and more than 100 injured after a train derailed in Germany last night.
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Tonight rescue workers are combing through the wreckage for more victims.
Officials still aren't sure what caused the accident but say one car went down an embankment and another crashed into a steel post.
The train was enroute from the Netherlands to Switzerland when it flew off the tracks.
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[Feedback]


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A story about how bad weather affected churches was the topic in our viewer mail this week.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with News-7's Feedback.
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(( Snowstorms two weekends in a row prompted hundreds of churches to cancel services. A story pointing out that they'd also missed two weeks of donations brought this from a viewer in the New River Valley [Angela Riner, Christiansburg]:
"I was very offended at the report you did on churches and their financial need. My father is the minister of a small church in Christiansburg. Now, granted we were not closed but our numbers were way down as was our offering. Big deal. No one is worried. It hasn't even been mentioned. Our congregation is very generous. They give from their hearts not from any sense of impending doom. I thought the comments of the minister interviewed were highly distressing. Does he not depend on God or his church members to fill the need?"
And a viewer from Martinsville [W. Randolph, Martinsville] wrote:
"Due to an Act of God, Snow, we have had an Act of Less, Money, which now requires an Act of Faith, Recovery...Don't discredit your members and guest by saying "we lost collections due to snow cancellations." We cannot lose something that we never had in our possession. Members know their financial responsibility to the church and to their God. If they do not, don't look to recovering lost revenue...look to uncovering lost faith."
Our address at News-7 is PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
The fax number is 343-7269.
Our e-mail is news@wdbj7.com.
And you'll find a moderated on-line forum on our web site, wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))


[Jefferson-Reunion]


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Nearly 800 descendants of Thomas Jefferson and his slave, Sally Hemings, came together this weekend in Ohio.
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Just last month, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation announced that the nation's third president most likely fathered at least one and as many as six of Hemings' children.
The Jefferson-Hemings reunion included a screening of the C-B-S miniseries "Sally Hemings an American Scandal" that will air next Sunday.
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It's been a hometown favorite for 70- years...
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Coming up.... we'll take you to the Texas Tavern and show you what it takes to become a Roanoke favorite.
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[VA-Profile]


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The Roanoke Millionare's Club -- more commonly known as the Texas Tavern -- turns 70 this week.
Tina Tenret has more in this week's Virginia Profile.
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((ORDER PUT IN)) [RUNS:03] To be a Texas Tavern regular, you've got to learn the lingo. "A bowl with" means you want onions on your chili. A "cheesy western" gets you a burger topped with pickle and egg.
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((NAT SOT SCRAMBLING EGG & GRILL.

butt butt butt EVERYTHING ON YOUR HAMBURGER, SIR? SURE I GOTCHA.)) [RUNS:07] Grilling up the grub is Dan Siler -- a 40-year-veteran of this 24-hour joint.
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((DAN SILER/COOK: I LIKE MEETING THE PUBLIC. TINA TENRET/NEWS7: SO THAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF IT? SILER: YEAH, I LIKE MEETING PEOPLE AND TALKING TO PEOPLE.)) [RUNS:03] Siler's watched kids grow up here, then served THEIR children.
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((THAT'S OKAY. I'LL GET IT FOR YOU. THAT WILL BE EASIER FOR YOU TO HOLD.)) [RUNS:03] He's quit a few times --
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((SILER: ONCE IN A WHILE I GET PRETTY TIRED, AGGRAVATED. BUT I ALWAYS COME BACK.)) [RUNS:07]
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Says he misses his customers.
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((NAT SOT OF CASH REGISTER. THANKS, CLIFF. THANK YOU.

BUTT BUTT BUTT STEVE COCKERHAM/CUSTOMER: DAN IS ONE OF THE FINEST FELLOWS YOU'D EVER WANT TO MEET. HE'S ALWAYS GOT A SMILE, HE'S ALWAYS GOT A GOOD JOKE FOR YOU AND YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE IT TO LOOK AT HIM, BUT HE SINGS GOSPEL MUSIC. BUTT BUTT BUTT
NAT SOT SINGING: OH THE JOY THAT FLOODS MY SOUL. SOMETHING HAPPENED AND NOW I KNOW HE TOUCHED ME AND MADE ME WHOLE.))

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Dan Siler pays for Christmas parties at local nursing homes. As you watch this, he's getting ready for church.
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((SILER: THAT'S MY MAIN THING. AS LONG AS I CAN LIVE FOR THE LORD AND GO OUT SINGING FOR HIM. butt butt butt MICHAEL CONN/PREACHER: WE HAVE TO PAY ANY EXTRA FOR YOUR SINGING TODAY? butt butt butt SILER: THAT'S MICHAEL CONN. HE'S MY PREACHER AND TO ME, HE'S THE BEST. butt butt butt CONN: I COME HERE AND EAT WITH DAN AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK. DAN ALWAYS FEEDS ME. butt butt butt SILER: SIXTEEN FOUR IS TWENTY. COME ON BACK. butt butt butt SILER: I JUST LIKE MEETING ALL THE PEOPLE. ALL THESE PEOPLE COME IN HERE, THEY'RE WONDERFUL PEOPLE. SOME TIME, NIGHTTIMES, YOU GET A FEW DRINKING. BUT ALL THESE PEOPLE, MOST ALL OF THEM ARE JUST AS GOOD AS CAN BE. YOU COULDN'T HAVE MUCH FINER PEOPLE COME IN HERE TO EAT.)) [RUNS:38]
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Siler says he'll work here as long as his health holds out --
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((Give me a bowl and two cheesies going please)) [RUNS:03] After all, people here speak his language. Tina Tenret News7))





[Chinese-Dancers]


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A group of dancers traveled from China to take part in an annual Chinese New Year celebration held today in Roanoke.
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The dancers are acclaimed Chinese Minority Dancers from the Yunnan (you-nan) province - which is where Roanoke's sister city is located.
This new year celebration welcomes in the year of the dragon.
The belief is that all babies born in this year will be successful at what ever career they choose.
This is also a benefit for Roanoke's sister city in China.
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More than 100 players tried out for the 13 remaining spots on the roster as Roanoke's arena football team started to build a head of steam.
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Elton Tolliver is one of 13 players the Roanoke Steam has already signed. The former Lord Botetourt and UVA star has played in the semi-pro leagues as well as the arena football league.
But it's been six years since he's put on the pads and played in a game.
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The Steam will take 21 players on road trips. 18 of those will dress out.
Players are paid 200 dollars a game.
During today's tryouts coaches were, of course, looking for agility, speed, skill and talent.
But they were also searching for the intangibles as well.
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Coaches hope to have all the players signed and ready to play by the first of March.
Practice begins March 17th.





[S-Bowl]


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The N-F-L season came to a close today with the Pro Bowl in Hawaii.
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[SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI/ABC SPORTS; :]


All the stars were on hand for the bowl game.
Tampa Bay's Mike Alstott had a super day running the ball he would score three times to lead the N-F-C over the A-F-C 51 to 31.
[SUPER=32-NFC/51/AFC/31/;]
Minnesota's Randy Moss set a record for yards and receptions and scored a T-D to be named the Games M-V-P.
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[S-UNC]


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Ed Cota scored 17 points to lead North Carolina to a 73 to 60 win over Clemson.
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[SUPER=03-Clemson, SC/RAYCOM; :]


The Tar Heels controlled the game in the first half.
Brendan Haywood gets it inside for the dunk and Carolina led the game 26 to 17.
Clemson trailed at the half but watch this play Dustin Braddock tips it out then goes behind the back to Edward Scott for the score.
[SUPER=33-North Carolina/73/Clemson/60/;]


The Tigers cut the lead to 4 in the second half but Carolina wins the game 73 to 60.
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[S-Terps]


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[VO-NAT]
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At Cole Field house in College Park Maryland came from behind to beat N.C. State today.
The Terps were lead by Lonny Baxter. On this play Baxter takes it inside and scores drawing the foul.
[SUPER=33-Maryland#25/78/N.C. State/73/;]


Baxter would score a career high 31 points here with the steal and jam and the Terps rally to beat the Wolfpack 78 to 73.
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[S-Knicks]


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Patrick Ewing stepped up today scoring 25 and grabbing 14 rebounds as the Knicks beat Miami 94 to 80.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY/NBC SPORTS; :]


Knicks head coach Jeff Van Gundy into the game.
Miami's Tim Hardaway pulls up and hits this long jumper and the Heat led the Knicks 20 to 13.
But Ewing upped his game on this play he drives to the hoop and slams it home for 2 of those 25 points.
[SUPER=32-New York/94/Miami/80/;]


Charlie Ward also had a good day here he makes the steal and goes behind the back for the score and the Knicks win it 94 to 80.
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[S-Sixers]


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[VO-NAT]
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Allen Iverson was the show in Philly today as the Sixers beat the Sacramento Kings.
Iverson gets out on the break and scores the hoop and the Sixers led the Kings 24 to 11.
[SUPER=32-Philadelphia/119/Sacramento/108/;]


Iverson would finish with 50 matching his career high as the Sixers beat the Kings 119 to 108.
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[S-Scores]


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[VO-NAT]
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The National Hockey League retired Wayne Gretzky's number 99 Jersey for good today before the 50-th all star game in Toronto.
Then Pavel Bure scores the goal with the assist from his brother Valeri, Bure would score the hat trick as the World team beat the North Americans 9 to 4.
And here are tonight's scores.
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The Lady Hokies of Virginia Tech snapped a three game losing streak today beating Fordham 75 to 52.
Tech had 4 players in double figures led by Tere Williams who scored 18. Nicole Jones scored 14 and Sara Hicks 11.


Tech improves to 13 and 8 overall and 6 and 3 in the A-10.



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Recently we've told you about several players who've reached the one thousand point milestone.
Lee County native Melisa (ma-LISA) Buchanan has done that record one better by scoring more than 1000 points, pulling down over 1000 rebounds.
As Denise Allen tells us stats like that are rare.
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Melisa Buchanan, or "Buck", as she's known on the campus of Ferrum College plays an all around game.
In addition to the 1000-plus points and rebounds, Buck is in the top 10 in the nation in Division three college basketball for blocked shots.
But the rebounding record is what's close to her heart.
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Buck's records are inspiring in themselves, but Coach Doonan says her persistence and hard work in practice motivate her teammates.
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Buck is a physical education major and would like to coach and teach after her playing days are done to pass on the most important lesson she's learned at Ferrum.
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Melisa says she would like to continue playing ball after college, maybe overseas.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))





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