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Coming up -
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His son is charged with killing Tara Munsey. Tonight we'll hear from him.
This man is charged with the dragging death of a six year old boy.
First it was 7-0-3, then 5-4-0 ... now a new area code is in the works.
And the star studded Grammy highlights coming up.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.
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[SOT 15:41:17]
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((IT'S HARD FOR ME TO EVEN CONSIDER THAT HE WOULD HAVE, YOU KNOW, ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS.))
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[OUT Q=with this.]
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[VO-NAT]


The man who helped raise Jeff Thomas says his son isn't capable of murder.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]



[Munsey-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Link Thomas was devastated when his son was arrested last week for allegedly killing 16- year old Tara Munsey.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Thomas says his son, Jeff, is a devoted family man-- who's more interested in helping than hurting people.
It's a feeling echoed by Thomas' stepmother, Martha, who says Jeff told her he did NOT kill the Radford High School sophomore.
Whatever the case... the Thomas' say their heart and prayers go out to the Munseys.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I can]

((I CAN HONESTLY SAY IF IT WASN'T FOR SOME OF MY FRIENDS AND FOR THEIR PRAYERS AND THE CLOSENESS THAT I FEEL WITH THE LORD, I DON'T THINK I COULD MAKE IT TO BE HONEST WITH YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Link Thomas/Jeff Thomas' Father;]
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[OUT Q=with you.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Thomas' say they believe their son knows something about the crime but do NOT believe he's capable of murder.
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[Missing-Girl]


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A Nelson County family and their neighbors are mourning the death of a little girl who spent two days lost in the woods.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SUPER=01-Nina Garrett/Rockfish River E.S. Principal; :44]
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[OUT Q=News7, Nelson County.]


(( Just 24 hours earlier, the road to the Holden family home had been a beehive of activity.. on Wednesday it was eerily quiet.
The scores of searchers and volunteers are gone, leaving family members alone with their grief.
[SOT 00:40:04]

((HENRY CONNER/HOLDEN FAMILY FRIEND: THEY'RE GOING THROUGH THE FIVE OR SIX STAGES OF GRIEF AND THEY'RE STILL AT NUMBER ONE, DENIAL, AND THAT TYPE OF THING.))
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[OUT Q=type of thing.]


Jackie Holden had been a second- grader at Rockfish River Elementary School.
The flags there are at half- staff, but spirits are even lower.
Faculty and students already had been mourning the loss of an assistant principal, killed in a car accident over the weekend.
Jackie's death has brought another wave of flowers and a new set of ribbons.. pink this time, her favorite color.


[SOT 00:45:44]

((NINA GARRETT/ROCKFISH RIVER E.S. PRINCIPAL: BUT IT'S A VERY SAD SITUATION FOR US. MY FACULTY IS DEVASTATED BUT THEY'RE VERY PROFESSIONAL AND THEY'RE VERY CHILD- ORIENTED AND SO THEY'VE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD TO DEAL WITH THE SITUATION.))
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Garrett says students will plant a memorial garden in Jackie's honor this spring.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Nelson County.))
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

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[Toss back to anchor][Dragging-Death]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A 34 year old is charged with the dragging death of a 6-year old boy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence, MO]


Kim Davis of Kansas City, Missouri is charged with second murder, abuse of a child and kidnapping.
Police say Davis is a car thief who drove away from a sandwich shop with a little boy tangled in a seat belt- shouting to his mother for help.
The boy was dragged for more than 4-miles.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=14:37:55]

((THERE WERE HORNS HONKING AND THE LADY SCREAMING. THEY'RE DRAGGING A CHILD. THEY'RE DRAGGING A CHILD.))
[SUPER=01-John Rogers/Witness;]
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[VO-NAT]


Motorists saw what was happening. Three cars surrounded the blazer and four men captured the suspect.
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[SOT 14:38:56]
[IN Q=What you're]

((WHAT YOU'RE SEEING IS WHAT POLICE OFFICERS WOULD HAVE DONE IF HE NEEDED TO STOP A SITUATION, ONE VEHICLE IS BLOCKING FROM THE FRONT AND OBVIOUSLY TAKING DAMAGE TO HIS VEHICLE, BLOCKING IT IN.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Gregg Wilkenson/Independence Police Dept.;]
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[OUT Q=BLOCKING IT IN.]
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[VO-NAT]


It was too late though. Jake Robel was pronounced dead at the scene.
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[Prison-Riot]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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A racial riot at a California prison-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Crescent City, CA]


13-inmates have been shot - one fatally.
Two hundred inmates fought with handmade weapons for about 30 minutes.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=The African-American]

((VOICE OF DON NOVI/CALIFORNIA CORRECTIONAL PEACE OFFICERS ASSN: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN INMATES AND THE SOUTHERN MEXICAN INMATES WENT AT EACH OTHER. THEY GOT THIS THOUGHT NOW THAT THEY CAN DO ANYTHING WITHOUT BEING SHOT.))
[SUPER=02-Don Novi/Ca. Correctional Officers Assn.; ]
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[OUT Q=without being shot.]
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[Vo-Nat]
Last week a guard was found guilty after shooting and inmate and yesterday two more guards were indicted on charges of attacking inmates.
In today's incident guards opened fire after first using tear gas.
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[President-Bush]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-53 1:22:06]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


The candidates may be looking ahead to Super Tuesday, but next week Virginia's Republican Primary will put the state in the national spotlight.
Today, Former President George Bush visited the Roanoke Valley in an effort to boost his son's campaign here.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Salem]


Bush acknowledged his disappointment with Tuesday's primary results, but said his son is a fighter who will ultimately prevail.
He discounted the potential crossover from Democrats and Independents, and predicted another Bush victory on Tuesday.
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[SOT 30:37]
[IN Q=It's the function]

((IT'S THE FUNCTION OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TO PICK THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE AND I THINK IF WE GET SOME REPUBLICANS TO GO IN AND VOTE IN VIRGINIA, I BELIEVE GEORGE WILL WIN HERE, JUST AS HE DID IN SOUTH CAROLINA, JUST AS HE DID IN IOWA.))
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[OUT Q=just as he did in Iowa.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Republican campaigns are focusing most of their attention on the March 7th primaries including California and New York, but Bush says Virginia could play an important role next week by shaping the direction the other states will follow.
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[McCain]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Spokane, WA]


Senator John McCain's troops in Virginia are ecstatic, following yesterday's victories in Michigan and Arizona.
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[IN Q=It is]

((PAUL GALANTI/MCCAIN'S VIRGINIA CHAIRMAN: IT IS A GREAT FEELING. I MEAN, IT SURPRISED A LOT OF PEOPLE BUT IT DIDN'T SURPRISE ME. LAST TIME WE TALKED ... YOU DON'T STOP WORKING BECAUSE YOU'RE MAKING TOO MUCH MONEY.))
[SUPER=201-Paul Galanti/McCain's Virginia Chairman; ]
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[OUT Q=too much money.]
[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=Campaign 2000]


Tuesday's Virginia primary is considered a likely Bush victory.
But it is open to Democrats and Independents, and McCain supporters are encouraging them to vote in Virginia.
McCain is now unlikely to visit Virginia this weekend-- choosing to concentrate on larger states.

[Area-Code]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-57 59:42]
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Your area code may be changing. That's because 5-4-0 is filling up .. so plans are in the works for new numbers.
Kate Weidaw has the details.
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[SUPER=01-Ken Schrad/SCC Info. Director;:14]
[SUPER=01-Barry Snidegrass/Chamber of Commerce;:47]
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[OUT Q=kw news 7]


((By the fall of 2001 the 540 area code will run out of available numbers. That's because businesses and residents are using more products that require a phone line.

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((KEN SCHRAD/SCC INFO. DIRECTOR: WE ENJOY BEING CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET WE ENJOY SECOND LINES IN OUR HOME TO TALK TO OUR CHILDREN WE ENJOY HAVING CELL PHONES AND PAGERS TO BE IN CONTACT WITH OUR EMPLOYEES AT WORK.))
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So the State Corporation Commission held a public hearing in Roanoke County to see how residents and business owners think the area code problem should be resolved. Four plans were displayed. Three maps show how the Roanoke Valley would be geographically split -- giving each half a different area code. The fourth map displays an overlay approach that would give only new phones the different area code.

[SOT 20:10]
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((BARRY SNIDEGRASS/SALEM ROANOKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: FROM AN OVERALL BUSINESS LOOK DISTRIBUTIVE OVERLAY SEEMS TO MAKE MUCH SENSE.))
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And most businesses agree an overlay could cut back costs of having to change letter heads, business cards, and advertising.
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING:The commission will be traveling across the state to hear public input before making its decision sometime this summer. Kate Weidaw News 7.))
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Some suspect that Virginia's sodomy law discriminates against gays.
But is there another minority that says it discriminates?
The story, coming up.
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[VO-NAT]


And... the work is on to make sure needy children in this area can get dental care - despite a recent setback.
We'll explain.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[OUT Q=the Big 7."]

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens in the New 7 sports office with high school hoops from a quadruple grouping of games at the Carey Dome and baskets from the Piedmont. JJ Redick is in the spotlight in Hometown Hoops Weekly. And Roanoke looks to knock out Toledo tonight at the Roundhouse... tonight on the Big 7.))

[Sodomy]


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Virginia's centuries-old sodomy law remains intact.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A Senate committee shot down the bill that's come the closest to modifying it this decade.
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[IN Q=]
[sot 15:15:55]

((JACK KNAPP/VA. ASSEMBLY OF INDEP. BAPTISTS: IT'S A TIME FOR STRENGTHENING THE MORAL FIBER OF OUR COMMONWEALTH AND REDUCING THE PENALTY AGAINST THIS WILL NOT DO THAT. THANK YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Knapp/Va. Assembly of Indep. Baptists;]
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[OUT Q=Thank you.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bill would have made oral or anal sex a misdemeanor instead of a felony.
A Richmond woman in a wheelchair argued that makes her a felon.
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[IN Q=People in wheelchairs]
[sot 15:14:27]

((LOREE ERICKSON/BILL SUPPORTER: PEOPLE IN WHEELCHAIRS ARE TYPICALLY THOUGHT OF TO BE NON-SEXUAL. ALSO, CRIMES AGAINST NATURE LAWS CRIMINALIZE THE TYPE OF SEX I AM ABLE TO HAVE. IT DEMEANS MY INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS.))
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[OUT Q=intimate relationships.]
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The bill's sponsor says she hopes the sodomy law will be shot down in court-- since it keeps failing in the General Assembly.
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[Winning-Team]


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Sources tell News 7 that some Danville police officers, their families, and some family members close to the chief are involved in an alleged pyramid scheme.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]

Chief Neal Morris will not comment about his department or family members accused of participating in the program that asks people to contribute money in the hopes of gaining more money in the end. Today he spoke out about the rumors that he is involved with this gifting program.
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[SOT 1:21:26]
[IN Q=I think there]

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF RUMORS FLOATING AROUND I'VE SAID ALL ALONG ABOUT BEING INVOLVED I'M NOT.))
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[OUT Q=I am not.]
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[VO-NAT]

Chief Morris called the State Police to do an independent investigation.
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[Dental-Program]


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[WRITER=chr]
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Over 7-thousand Roanoke children who live at or below the poverty level are on the verge of having nowhere to go for dental care.
Roanoke's the latest locality to lose funding
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[vo-nat] for a pediatric dental program.
Child Health Investment Project, or CHIP, is working to get help from the city... because many private sector dentists will not treat low-income patients.
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[IN Q=The Medicaid reimbursement]

((ROBIN HALDIMAN/CHIP EXEC. DIRECTOR: THE MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT RATES ARE STILL LOW. THE NATURE OF DENTAL CARE IS THAT IS TAKES LONGER FOR AN APPOINTMENT, SO WHEN THERE ARE BROKEN OR MISSED APPOINTMENTS, WHICH THERE FREQUENTLY ARE WITH THE MEDICAID OR LOW INCOME POPULATION.))
[super=01-Robin Haldiman/CHIP Executive Director]
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[OUT Q=income population.]
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[VO-NAT]


At a city council meeting,
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; ]

Vice-Mayor Nelson Harris said the issue is critical.
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[IN Q=There is]

((NELSON HARRIS/VICE-MAYOR: THERE IS REALLY NO PLACE FOR THESE CHILDREN TO GO AND GET DENTAL CARE THAT A LOT OF US WOULD TAKE FOR GRANTED.))
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[anchor=Jean]
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Dental problems are reportedly the second-leading cause of school absenteeism.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Who wants to marry a millionaire?
Apparently NOT the woman who married one on national T-V recently.
The story, ahead.
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[VO-NAT]


She may be graceful on the ice - but police think Tonya Harding's social skills leave much to be desired.
We'll tell you about her latest run-in with the law, coming up.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=137-2 5 8/7 0 2 8/3 9 13 17 20/8 10 13 14 25 37/1 5 1 7 3 9]
NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
2-5-8

(two, five, eight)


Pick 4:
7-0-2-8

(seven, zero, two, eight)


Cash 5:
3-9-13-17-20

(three, nine, thirteen, seventeen, twenty)


Lotto:
8-10-13-14-25-37

(eight, ten, thirteen, fourteen, twenty-five, thirty-seven)


Kicker:
1-5-1-7-3-9

(one, five, one, seven, three, nine)



[Tonya-Harding]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=nkr]
[TAPE#=Net]
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Ice skater Tonya Harding is arrested again...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1994;]


Harding faces charges of assaulting the man she lives with - Darren Silver.
All police are saying is that others DID witness the incident, and alcohol may have been a factor.
Harding is due in court tomorrow to answer a charge of fourth degree domestic violence assault.
Harding was charged in 1994 with orchestrating an attack on Olympic rival - Nancy Kerrigan.
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[Millionaire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=nkr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The wedding brought together by money is going bankrupt. Darva Conger (KAHN'-gur) got hitched on the Fox special - "Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire." Now she wants an annulment.
Conger says she didn't think she had a chance of being chosen as the bride.
And she says, as a Christian, she doesn't feel married in her heart, because the ceremony wasn't performed in a church.


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Too Much to list is on the way tonight including tons of high school tournament action and Express hockey.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-NFL; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point, Mike Ditka has a new job. After getting fired by the Saints last month Ditka has agreed to terms with CBS Sports. He will return to the broadcast booth next year on CBS's pregame show.
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[S-Providence]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-62 (02:00)]
[GRAPHIC=ExpressToledo]


The Roanoke Express hooked up with Toledo last night looking for their 10th straight win at the Roundhouse.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday; :]


But the team was without leading scorer Dion Del Monte who was called up yesterday to the American Hockey League's Providence Bruins.
Del Monte's departure was bad enough, but to make matters worse, Mike Peron, the team's toughest player pound for pound, also was called up to Providence.
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[wipe to eng#!!!!!!!!]




[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-51 1:58:30]
[GRAPHIC=none]
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[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Storm vs. Express; :00]


With five of their top eight scorers out of the lineup to call ups or injury, the Express sure could have used recently traded Tim Christian.
Toledo scores first when Rob Thorpe beats Dave Gagnon on the Storm power play at the 11:04 mark of the opening period.
Roanoke's Duane Harmer evens the count at 5:09 of the second on this shot that slips past Kevin St. Pierre.
[SUPER=38-Roanoke/5/Toledo/2;]Roanoke went up 2-1 on Troy Lake's power play tally half way through the second, Exp

ress wins 5-2.
A scary moment when St. Pierre was hit in the chin by a Harmer shot. He was out cold on the ice for a few minutes, but did get up and is OK.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He....]
[SUPER=01-David Cossaboon/Physician's Assistant; :00]

((DAVID COSSABOON/PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT:HE SUFFERED A MINOR CONCUSSION, HE'S ALERT AND MOVING AROUND AND HE'S DOING WELL.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=do well"]
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[S-Girls]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-52]
[GRAPHIC=RVD HOOPS]

In case you're wondering - it is not possible to have district tournament week in the valley without using the "House that Harverycutter Built."
The Salem Civic Center hosted four Roanoke Valley district quarterfinal games yesterday including one heck of a girl's game that got the party started at 3:30...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Fleming vs. Cave Spring; :00]

as the Cave Spring Knights hooked up with the William Fleming Colonels. Cave was down by five at the half. But the Knights would rally to take their first lead in the fourth quarter when Jessica Caldwell hit this pull-up jumper. Fleming would fight back with Tonia Brown spots up and knocks down this three point basket to make ot 30-to-29 Colonels. Fleming would keep the pressure on as Teontae Henderson drives and scores with 2 minutes to play.
[super=33-Cave Spring/36/William Fleming/34;]

But with just over a minute to play Caldwell would hit this jumper to propel Cave Spring to a 36-to-34 win over Fleming.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WE WON...]
[SUPER=01-Linda Long/Cave Spring Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=...able to do that."]
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[S-Pulaski]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-53 (1:35:45)]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Cougars vs Eagles; :]


The Lady Cougars and Lady Eagles would hook up in the other semi final.
Pulaski County's Lindsey Reed scored the Cougars first 6 points of the second half for a 44 to 29 lead.
The Eagles trailed by 20 after three but Jody Lawson's jumper made the score 56 to 38.
The Cougars iced the win with a 7 to nothing run late in
[SUPER=33-Pulaski Co./77/Franklin Co./52/;]

fourth and Pulaski County advances with the 77 to 52 win.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Everybody on...]
[SUPER=01-Buddy Farris/Cougar Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=....of got tired."]
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[S-Boys]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-56]
[GRAPHIC=RVD TOURNEY]

The boys' RVD semifinal double dip began with the Fleming Colonels hoping to take out Franklin County.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Fleming vs. Franklin Co.; :00]

The Eagles got swept by Fleming during the regular season and last night they fell into a big hole early. As the Colonels came out smoking hitting their first four shots of the game. And when Jermaine Hardy pulled up and drained this jump shot the Colonels were on top 8 to nothing. The Eagles got hot from the outside, as well. Nathan Angle hits two three pointers to get Franklin County back in the game.
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But Fleming keeps stroking from the perimeter. Cedric Preston bottoms out the three and Fleming wins it 68-to-54.
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Cave Spring and Patrick Henry would wrap up the semi finals at the Salem Civic Center.
The Patriots would score the first two baskets of the game and take a 4 to nothing lead.
But Cave Spring's J.J. Reddick's first shot of the game is nothing but net from three point range and the Knights trailed by 1.
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The Knights played defense as well, Tyle Lumbsden makes the steal and takes it to the hoop for the score and Cave goes on to win it 59-51.
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((BYE BYE))



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As luck and a little bit of planning would have it, this week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly centers on the Knights and in particular J.J. Redick. Here's my man Steve Mason with more on the super soph.
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[SUPER=01-J.J. Redick/1 of 48 Players Selected; :15]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :28]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hicks/Cave Spring Head Coach; :47]
[SUPER=01-Ron Mickens/Cave Spring Point Guard; 1:26]
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[SUPER=01-Tyler Lumsden/Cave Spring Three Guard; 1:40]
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((STEVE MASON:J.J. REDICK HAS ACCEPTED AN INVITATION TO THE USA BASKETBALL OLYMPIC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FESTIVAL I N COLORADO SPRINGS COLORADO. ONE OF MANY PRESSURES AND HONORS THE SUPER SOPH IS HANDLING QUITE WELL. J.J. REDICK/RVD LEADING SCORER: IT IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY. I AM VERY BLESSED BY THE TALENT I'VE BEEN GIVEN. I THANK THE LORD EVERYDAY FOR IT. I THANK COACH HICKS AND MY FAMILY FOR SUPPORTING ME IN WHATEVER I'VE DONE.)) ((At age 15, J.J. is has played in front of sell outs, UVa's Pete Gillen and Wake Forest coaches. He is averaging 23.5 points a game, grown an inch this season to six-four and a half in shoes and has fine tuned his overall game. ((BILLY HICKS:CAVE SPRING HEAD COACH:HE LEADS THE TEAM IN ASSISTS, HE'S OUR SECOND OR THIRD LEADING REBOUNDER. HE'S A GREAT LEADER EVEN THOUGH HE'S ONLY 15 YEARS OLD AND ONLY A SOPHOMORE.)) He is the focus of opposing teams scouting reports and everyone's desire to prove they can ground the rising star. ((EVERYWHERE I PLAY, THE PLAYERS THAT GO AGAINST ME LIKE TO TALK TO ME, RUN THEIR MOUTHS, I JUST LET MY PLAYING DO THE TALKING. OUR TEAM HAS STEPPED UP.:))
The Knights completed the schools first ever boys eight and OH district regular season. According to Hicks, having the state's best six-one center in Michael Hamlar and Ron Micken's unselfish move to point have made a huge impact. ((RON MICKENS/CAVE SPRING POINT GUARD:GIVING UP POINTS IS OK WITH ME, I DON'T MIND AS LONG AS WE ARE WINNING, THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERS.)) Tyler Lumsden's 12 points a game has also taken some pressure off Redick and helped the Knight to a 17 and 8 record and a 10th place ranking in the state.)) ((TYLER LUMSDEN/CAVE SPRING THREE GUARD:J.J.'S A GREAT PLAYER, HE'S GONNA GET HIS POINTS. HE'S GONNA GET MOST OF THE ATTENTION AND TEAMS ARE FOCUSSED ON HIM, WE JUST HAVE TO STEP UP AND WE ARE MAKING SHOTS.)) ((ONE OTHER NOTE ABOUT REDICK. ROANOKE COLLEGE HEAD COACH PAGE MOIR VISITED KENTUCKY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON AND)) MET WITH TUBBY SMITH. COACH SMITH'S FIRST QUESTION TO MOIR...HOW'S THAT REDICK KID. STEVE MASON HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY.