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Coming up -
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Cloning comes to Southwest Virginia. A worldwide, scientific breakthrough is made at Virginia Tech.
Expansion of one area college is the topic tonight in Lynchburg.
While protesters are out at another area school.
And they've crossed the finish line- at the Iditarod.
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News 7 is next.
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[16:37:55-16:38:03]
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((IN THE VERY NEAR TERM WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO SOLVE THE WORLD WIDE SHORTAGE OF ORGANS FOR TRANSPLANTATION INTO HUMANS.))
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[OUT Q=into humans.]
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Five little pigs in Southwest Virginia could hold BIG implications for people in need of organ transplants, across the globe.
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[Pig-Clone]


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First a sheep, then a cow, now a sow. Researchers in Blacksburg have successfully cloned the first pig.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; ]

Destiny gave birth to five piglets last week named Millie, Christa, Alexis, Carrel and the unexpected fifth - Dotcom.

The genetically altered pigs will be used for organ transplants in humans. The group that created the five sisters, P-P-L Therapeutics, says this has the potential for an unlimited supply of organs.
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((DAVID AYARES/VP RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT: YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND SCHEDULE YOUR HEART TRANSPLANT OR YOUR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT FOR 7:00 TOMORROW MORNING, YOU KNOW YOU HAVE AN ORGAN THERE.))
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Clinical trials are expected to start within four years and analysts believe the market could be worth six billion dollars for a solid organ alone.
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68-thousand Americans are currently waiting for organ transplants.
A few have received experimental animal organ transplants -- but their bodies have rejected the organs within a matter of weeks or months. After today's news from Blacksburg, some scientists are advising people to remember the risks of animal to human transplantation -
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((THERE'S ALWAYS A RISK... CAUSE UNTOLD CATASTROPHE IN THE HUMAN POPULATION.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Patrick Dixon/Geneticist]
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[vo-nat]
P-P-L Therapeutics says pigs DO have one gene humans reject...
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[anchor=Jean]
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But they've knocked that out in test tubes.


[Brush-Fire]


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Authorities in Henry County say the brush fire in the Bassett area is under control and forestry officials are on the scene.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


The fire started around 3:30.
About eight departments sent crews and equipment to fight it.
Still no word yet on what might have started it.
Smaller brush fires also broke out in Franklin and Bedford counties today.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [03/14/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Lynchburg College is experiencing some growing pains, and it's looking to expand even more into the surrounding neighborhood.
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College officials asked city council tonight for permission to build 32 new townhomes on campus and convert several outside residences into student housing.
Lynchburg police support the move, because it will mean fewer students renting houses from absentee landlords.
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[SOT 00:48:34//00:45:05]
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((MAJOR JACK LEWIS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WHERE THE PROPERTIES SOMETIMES ARE NOT KEPT UP AS GOOD AND THERE'S LITTLE SUPERVISION TO THAT, ABSENTEE LANDLORDS TYPICALLY AND IT'S A FORMULA THAT ENABLES PROBLEMS TO OCCUR.)) ((JOHN LEWIS/LYNCHBURG COLLEGE: IF WE CAN OWN MORE OF THE PROPERTIES WHERE OUR STUDENTS LIVE, WE FEEL WE CAN MAINTAIN THEM PROPERLY, PROVIDE THE RIGHT SUPERVISION FOR OUT STUDENTS AND THEREFORE ELIMINATE ANY PROBLEMS.))
[SUPER=01-Major Jack Lewis/Lynchburg Police Dept.; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Lewis/Lynchburg College; :13]
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Last fall, police raided several student parties on Vernon Street where alcohol was being sold to minors.
Officials say the college has worked hard to eliminate those problems.
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[Rescue-Fees]


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A proposal to charge Roanoke County residents for ambulance service got a chilly reception tonight from the Board of Supervisors.
Twenty Virginia localities, including the city of Roanoke, now impose fees for ambulance transports, but a majority of the board members said they would not support the proposal until county volunteers endorse the idea.
Officials have proposed the fees to raise more money for staffing and equipment... But volunteer squads oppose the plan. Their objections include the fear that fees will make it more difficult to raise money in the community.

[Date-Rape]


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A jury convicts four men for spiking a girl's drink with a date rape drug.
The four were found guilty in the death of a 15 year old who ingested the drug - and never woke up.
Lauren Bishop has more.
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[SUPER=01-Denise Newman/Juror; 47]
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((A VICTORY AND SMALL CONSOLATION TO THE MOTHER OF 15 YEAR OLD SAMANTHA REID- ALL 4 MEN FOUND GUILTY IN THE DEATH OF HER DAUGHTER- JUDI CLARK/SAMANTHA REID'S MOTHER: Its the right message sent by jurors, when you mix and mingle GHB, you will go to jail. THE TEENAGER DIED IN JANUARY 1999 AFTER DRINKING A DEADLY DOSE OF THE DATE RAPE DRUG-GHB, MIXED WITH HER SOFT DRINK AT A PARTY. HER BEST FRIEND NEARLY DIED, BUT RECOVERED. THE JURY FOUND 3 OF THE DEFENDANTS GUILTY OF INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER.BUT THEY STOPPED SHORT ON THE POISONING CHARGES FINDING ALL FOUR GUILTY OF A LESSER 5 YEAR FELONY- NOT THE MORE SERIOUS CHARGE WHICH CARRIES A LIFE SENTENCE- JURORS SAYING, IN THE END, SAMANTHA'S DEATH WAS A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT. DENISE NEWMAN/JUROR We did see this as a party got out of control-I have four children and can imagine my daughter being in Samantha's place. JOHN COURTWRIGHT/DEFENSE ATTORNEY The jury clearly found my client had no intention of harming these girls, no intention to take advantage of these girls in any way. LAUREN BISHOP/CBS NEWS Samantha's death has resulted in a new federal law that makes GHB illegal across the country, giving the DEA power to prosecute anyone who distributes it, including over the internet. DOUG BAKER/PROSECUTOR There's going to be accountability. This isn't fun and games. That when playing with these drugs there may be a price to pay for doing it. THE PRICE FOR A NEW AWARENESS SURROUNDING THE DEADLY DRUG- WHICH SAMANTHA PAID, WITH HER LIFE. IN DETROIT, LAUREN BISHOP FOR CBS NEWS.))

[81-Crackdown]


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At the one year mark, the State Police crackdown on Interstate 81 is saving lives.
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So say State Police, who continue to deploy 40 to 60 troopers, twice a week, along the length of the road.
Interstate 81 has seen about 40 traffic fatalities a year in recent years.
But police say the crackdown's made a dent.
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((LT. COL. GERALD MASSENGILL/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: LOOKING AT THE SATURATED PATROL EFFORTS FROM FEBRUARY THROUGH OCTOBER OF '99, WE HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FATALITY ON I-81 WHILE ONE OF THESE PATROL EFFORTS WAS BEING RUN.))
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Police say motorists slow down when they see the patrols-- but speed back up when they don't.
Troopers have written almost 33-thousand tickets on I-81 since last February.
The profits go into the state Literary Fund.
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[Lemon-Car]
[Anchor=Jean]
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When you think of a "lemon of a car" you might picture a car that doesn't run properly. One Roanoke woman is making a statement with her car -- so everyone who passes her on the road knows she has a true lemon. Kate Weidaw has the sour story.
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((If you pass Karen Robertson on the road you may think she has a liking for lemons -but look closer -- the signs in the windows say it all.

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((KAREN ROBERTSON: MY CAR WAS PURCHASED BRAND NEW IN 1997 AND I'VE HAD PROBLEMS EVER SINCE.))
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((KAREN ROBERTSON: I'VE HAD THE BARINGS GO OUT ON THE FRONT AXLE, THE HORN HAD TO BE REPLACED, AIRBAGS HAD TO BE REPLACED I'VE HAD HOT WATER DUMPED ON THE FLOOR BOARD ON THE PASSENGER SIDE.))
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And add to that list her brakes going out, not once but 5 times. So you might think-- why not ask the manufacturer to declare her Kia Sephia a lemon under the lemon law?

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((KAREN ROBERTSON: THEY SAY IT'S NOT A LEMON AND THEY'LL KEEP REPAIRING ANY PROBLEMS THAT HAPPEN.))
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The sales manager at the Kia dealership in Salem where Robertson bought the car didn't want to go on camera, but says he stands behind the cars and assures his customers they're safe.
But Robertson says she has 59 pages of reported defects from other unhappy customers that proves the dealership wrong.



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((BRAKES AND ROTORS, BRAKES, AND ROTORS.))
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But don't think Robertson's lemon of a car is getting her down -- in fact it's gotten her a lot of attention.

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((KAREN ROBERTSON: I HAVE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE WAVE AT ME GIVE ME THUMBS UP AND TALKING TO ME IN PARKING LOTS.))
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So if your car has left you with a sour taste in your mouth, Robertson says don't let it get you down - join her crusade of showing others you don't have to be ashamed to drive a lemon. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))







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Student anger runs high on a local campus. Coming up, we'll hear from the President of Ferrum College.
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And - a Kennedy nephew's in court today - on murder charges. He speaks to the victim's family. Details, ahead.
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((Hey folks, this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office where Sean Elliott made a triumphant return to the NBA hardwood tonight. We'll also hear from Pete Gillen, the Tech women, AND check the NCAA broadcast schedule on WDBJ-7. Plus, we'll tell you about a wrestler who is coming to the Avalanche's igloo in Salem tomorrow - tonight on the Big 7.))

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The nephew of Ethel Kennedy and the late Robert Kennedy is in court-
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Michael Skakel is accused of murdering a teenage neighbor almost 25 years ago.
Today he told the victim's family in court that he feels their pain- but the victim's mother says the comment seemed contrived.
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((DOROTHY MOXLEY: I'VE BEEN VISUALIZING THIS FOR A LONG TIME. IT I BELIEVE WAS GOOD. IT WAS A VERY REHEARSED STATEMENT.)) [BUITT TO 15:28:48] ((JOHN MOXLEY/VICTIM'S BROTHER: HE JUST SAID I FEEL YOUR PAIN AND BUT YOU'VE GOT THE WONG GUY. WE JUST SAID WE'LL FIND OUT IN COURT.))
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[Vo-nat]
Skakel's attorney described his client's comment.
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((IT OBVIOUSLY WAS FROM THE HEART NOT REHEARSED AND HE FEELS HER PAIN, HE GRIEVES FOR HER BUT IT WASN'T HIM, HE DIDN'T DO IT YOU GOT THE WRONG GUY.))
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[vo-nat]
Skakel is accused of killing his childhood friend Martha Moxley. The 15 year old was beaten and stabbed to death with a six iron golf club that belonged to the Skakel family.
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[Campaign]


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Al Gore and George W. Bush have clinched their parties' nominations.
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The candidates have secured more than enough delegates needed.
George W. Bush celebrated in Austin, Texas.
[Super=03-Tallahassee, FL]


Al Gore held a victory rally in Florida.
Primaries were held in six Southern states tonight - the results were no surprises.
The race had been narrowed down to two since Super Tuesday last week.
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[Ferrum]


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Student anger at Ferrum College has reached such a critical point that even the school's president admits there may be a problem.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./March 1;]

Students protested two weeks ago when college officials cut the riding and field hockey teams without asking them first. They say their president never listens to their opinions.
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((ONE STUDENT ... MAN ON THE MOON.))
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President Jerry Boone says students serve on decision-making committees, but that there may be a communication problem. He says he's boosting the business, environmental science and social services departments.
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((BECAUSE OF THAT, THERE'LL BE OTHER CHANGES, PROBABLY SOME UNPOPULAR ONES THAT NEED TO BE MADE.))
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The Ferrum Board of Trustees meets this weekend.
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[Tease2]
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A fund has been set up for victims of last week's New River Castings explosion. We'll have details.
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[VO-NAT]

And a promising site today in Bedford - as crews hoist material that will make up the national D-Day Memorial. The story, straight ahead.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=136-1 7 9/1 2 5 7/15 16 30 31 34/1 8 9 22 47/27]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
1-7-9

(one, seven, nine)


Pick 4:
1-2-5-7

(one, two, five, seven)


Cash 5:
15-16-30-31-34

(fifteen, sixteen, thirty, thirty-one, thirty-four)


The Big Game:
1-8-9-22-47. Big Money Ball: 27

(one, eight, nine, twenty-two, forty-seven. Big Money Ball:

twenty-seven)

[D-Day-Memorial]


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The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford celebrated another milestone today.
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Construction crews hoisted an 18- ton slab of granite to the top of the arch that makes up the centerpiece of the memorial.
The scaffolding will come down and the arch should be finished next week.
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((RICHARD BURROW/D-DAY FOUNDATION DIRECTOR: THE GRANITE THAT WE SENT OUT FOR ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO, TOOK ABOUT A YEAR AN
D A HALF TO QUARRY OUT OF COLD SPRINGS, MINNESOTA AND THEN BE DELIVERED HERE TO THE SITE AND SEE THE TOP CENTERPIECE TH

AT WEIGHTS ABOUT 37- THOUSAND POUNDS TO BE SET ON TOP OF THE ARCH, IT'S REALLY FULFILLING TO SEE IT COME TO LIFE IN JUST THAT WAY.))
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The memorial is scheduled to open on June 6th, 2001.
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[Radford-Explosion]


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A collection is underway for the victims of the New River Castings explosion.
The steelworkers union and Intermet are orchestrating it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Last Week]


Today the company donated 50-thousand dollars to the relief fund.
The money will go to the families of the three workers who were killed, and to those who were hurt in the accident.
Contributions should be sent to the Blue Ridge Bank in Radford.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-WCW; :00]

WCW wrestler "Vampiro" will be in the valley this afternoon. WCW invades the Salem Civic Center tonight, but this afternoon you can catch the tattooed one at the Salem Avalanche "Igloo" store signing autographs from four to six. You also will have an opportunity to buy your Avalanche tickets for the upcoming season. Now that's what I call cross-promotion.
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((BYE BYE))


[S-Elliott]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
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We begin with a historic night in the NBA, in San Antonio where the Spurs Sean Elliott became the
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/Fox; :00]

first professional athlete in any sport to return to action after undergoing a kidney transplant. Besides all the fans who wanted to witness his comeback - 46 family members were in attendance including his brother Noel, who donated the kidney last August. He started the game and played five minutes, five hard minutes before sitting out the rest of the first half.
[SUPER=32-Atlanta/79/San Antonio/94/Elliott - Two Points;]

He came back in the third quarter and brought the crowd to its feet with this thunderous flying slam. Elliott comes back and the Spurs win 94-to-79.
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[S-NIT]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Three ACC teams that missed the NCAA tourney did earn spots in the NIT, and last night Wake Forest beat Vanderbilt, while NC State topped Tulane. Tonight UVa hopes to regroup and take care of Georgetown.
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[OUT Q=...NOT OVER."]
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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Only two thousand tickets remain for the Hoos and Hoyas. They are only $8 a piece.

[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=dal]
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The Tech women open up their second season tomorrow night at the Cassell in the women's NIT.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/January 2nd;]


Virginia Tech is 19 and 10 on the season. And the Hokies have their eyes set on the trophy.
Georgia State is coming into the contest with a Trans America Athletic Conference regular season title and a 24 and six record.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=TREMENDOUSLY ]

((BONNIE HENRICKSON/VA TECH HEAD COACH: TREMENDOUSLY ATHLETIC THEY HAVE THE PLAYER OF THE YEAR IN THE CONFERENCE WHO AVERAGES NEARLY 20 POINTS A GAME, A JUNIOR ATHLETIC GUARD THAT'S SIX FOOT AND POSTS UP AND SCORES A LOT IN THE PAINT AND GETS A LOT OF ATTEMPTS ON THE FREE THROW LINE. THEIR VERY ATHLETIC THEY RUN AND DEFEND WELL. WE'LL HAVE OUR HANDS FULL. AMY WETZEL/VA TECH JUNIOR: LIKE WE SAID IN THE REGULAR SEASON WE HAVE TO TAKE IT GAME BY GAME AND WE HAVE GEORGIA STAT ON THURSDAY AND WE HAVE TO COME READY TO PLAY AND THEN WE TAKE IT FROM THERE.))
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[super=01-Amy Wetzel/Va. Tech Junior; :19]
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tip off is at seven tomorrow night. Tickets are eight dollars for adults and four for students.
If Tech wins and has better fan support than at Maryland's first round game, the Hokies will host the second round contest on Saturday.

[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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NCAA tournament schedule for first round games here on Your Hometown Station is now set.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 7511] Tomorrow, the party begins at Noon when Kentucky takes on St. Bonaventure. That game will be followed by the Syracuse-Samford contest at three.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 7512] Then tomorrow night things get rolling as Maryland and Iona hook up at 7:55, followed ST. John's doing battle with Northern Arizona.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE FRIDAY AFTERNOON 7513] Friday afternoon you can catch the Tennessee Volunteers and Louisiana - Lafayette at 12:20. Then it's U-Conn and Utah State rounding out the afternoon session.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE FRIDAY NIGHT 7514] The night grouping is an all-ACC affair as North Carolina hooks up with Missouri at 7:55 and then the Duke Blue Devils tangle with Lamar at ten.
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[S-Coach]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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For the second straight season, and the third time in the last four years - Duke's Mike Krzyzewski is the Associated Press's ACC coach of the year. Krzyzewski defied the critics who said his program was in shambles when Elton Brand, Corey Maggette and William Avery bolted for the NBA after last season. Instead of crumbling his Blue Devils won both the ACC regular season and tournament titles. Maryland's Gary Williams was a distant second in the ballotting.

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The ACC tournament closed out another successful run in Charlotte this past Sunday, but Steve Mason says the league is keeping its options open when it come to host sites of the future.
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This month's meeting of the Roanoke Valley sports club is set for tonight at the Salem Civic Center, and with the division three final 4 in town this weekend, the guest couldn't be more appropriate.
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Hampden-Sydney head coach Tony Shaver will be in the house. Come out and find out what it was like to win 26 straight games this year, what it was like to play for the title last season, and what it was like to play for Dean Smith, as Shaver did at Carolina.
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Some of of stock car racings legends will be featured on the front of limited edition boxes of Wheaties.
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This afternoon in Charlotte, General Mills unveiled four commemorative packages featuring retired driving legends Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, Ned Jarrett, and Benny Parsons. A new driver will be featured on his very own Wheaties box every three or four months throughout this year.
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The 11-hundred mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is over.
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And defending champ Doug Swingley is swinging to the victory beat. He didn't just win today - he broke his own previous record by more than an hour. The Montana native's unofficial finish time was nine days and 58 minutes... when he and his 11 dogs crossed the finish line in Alaska today.
His prize: 60-thousand dollars and a new pickup truck.
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