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Coming up on News 7-
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A house fire in Roanoke tonight - may have been set.
Two college students are murdered in what's normally considered a safe tourist area.
Truckers meet at White's Truck Stop off 81 as they prepare to head to D-C with a message.
And it's triple O-T for UVA tonight.
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News 7 is next.
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((NAT SOUND HONKING HORNS))
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Truckers head to the nation's capitol.
They're fired up over high gas prices - while tonight one top official hints that those prices may be on the way down.
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[Truckers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Independent truck drivers from across the country are heading for a rally tomorrow in Washington.
The high cost of fuel is one issue, but they're also carrying other economic concerns that threaten their livelihood.
Joe Dashiell caught up with one convoy today at White's Truck Stop in Rockbridge County.
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[SUPER=01-Becky Willey/Truck Driver; :18]
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[SUPER=01-Kevin Miller/Truck Driver; :59]
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((OPENS ON NAT SOUND OF HORN
The truckers rolled in with air horns blazing and American flags flying in the wind.
The convoy that left California five days ago was 200 strong by the time it arrived in Raphine.
Illinois drivers John and Becky Willey drove with out a load to be part of this protest.
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((BECKY WILLEY/TRUCK DRIVER: IT'S VERY SCARY. WE'VE WORKED HARD TO GET WHERE WE ARE AND TO KNOW NEXT WEEK THAT MAYBE EVERYTHING IS GONE. IT'S VERY EMOTIONAL AND IT'S SCARY THINKING ABOUT GOING TO WASHINGTON D.C., BUT IT'S SOMETHING WE HAD TO DO.)) ((ERIC DOTSON/TRUCK DRIVER: I WOULD COMPARE WHAT'S GOING ON RIGHT NOW WITH THE FLOODING THAT OCCURRED IN NORTH CAROLINA LAST YEAR. I MEAN BECAUSE PEOPLE OUT HERE ARE LOSING THEIR HOMES. A LOT OF THESE GUYS LIVE IN THESE TRUCKS AND THE BANK'S COMING AND GETTING THEM. IT'S REALLY BAD.))
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If fuel prices are the most obvious example of the economic challenges truckers are facing, they say other issues including the rates they are paid, are more important.
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((FUEL PRICES JUST HIT THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG. IT'S BEEN COMING ON FOR THE LAST 25 YEARS. SINCE DEREGULATION WE'VE HAD A FREEZE ON THE RATES OUT HERE.))
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Independent truckers say their future is bleak without some help. They're hoping lawmakers will be listening when the reach the steps of the Capitol.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Rockbridge County))



[Gas-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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While truckers head to D-C - the nation's energy secretary predicts gas prices will drop by the summer.
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But Republicans say the Clinton administration isn't doing enough.
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((THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE PAYING ALMOST TWO DOLLARS A GALLON FOR GAS WHILE CLINTON IS ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL. GAS PRICES ARE TOO HIGH AND PEOPLE ARE HURTING.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. George Radanovich/(R) California;]
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[V0-NAT]
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The Energy Secretary says the problem with oil is that the world consumes 75 million barrels a day- and is only producing 73.
Bill Richardson says he'll ask OPEC to increase oil production- and that should bring prices down.
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[Roanoke-Fire]


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Roanoke authorities suspect arson may be behind a fire...
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that broke out at an abandoned house tonight.
The building - in the 21-hundred block of Essex Avenue Northwest - caught fire around 9.
That's just after crews were called out to a brush fire just a couple of blocks away. Both the house fire and brush fire are out now... No one was injured.
Authorities are investigating possible causes.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [03/15/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE
A tornado just SW of New Orleans this afternoon injured at least 34 people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houma, LA]

One victim suffered a head injury when the tornado knocked down a 120-by-40-foot metal building at a local store, and sent debris flying. Three people were hurt there. One of the three was nearly blown away.
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[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][gun-Control]


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[WRITER=jja]
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Female lawmakers made an emotional appeal at the White House today- asking their colleagues to resist the powerful arm-twisting of the National Rifle Association.
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Apparently it worked - the House voted in favor of a meeting to act on gun control legislation - within two weeks.


The President is also calling on Congress to make gun background checks tougher.
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((WHY SHOULD THIS BE THE ONLY AREA OF NATIONAL LIFE WHERE WE SAY NO PREVENTION ONLY PUNISHMENT.)) [BUTT TO 20:05:59] ((WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS DOING IS SAYING NO TO WHAT WORKS. HE NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THAT PROSECUTION IS PREVENTION.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne LaPierre/NRA Executive V.P. ;wait til 09!!!]
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The NRA charges that President Clinton won't enforce existing gun laws.
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[Donnkenny]


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Almost three hundred people lost their jobs today.
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Donnkenny -- a company that makes women's sportswear -- will close plants in Floyd County and Grayson County. Almost half of Floyd's workers already leave the county for thei jobs.
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((NOT VERY MUCH AROUND HERE. IT'S AT LEAST 30 OR 40 MINUTES AWAY TO GET A JOB.))
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Most of these workers are elderly and spent their lives in textiles -- according to the Floyd county administrator.
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((WE DO HAVE A LOYAL WORKFORCE. THEY ARE TRAINABLE. WE NEED TO TAKE THAT ALONG WITH THE LOW COST OF DOING BUSINESS IN FLOYD COUNTY, SEE IF WE CAN'T TAKE THIS SETBACK AND PUT A POSITIVE SPIN ON IT.))
[SUPER=01-George Nester/Floyd Co. Administrator;]
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Donnkenny closed its Christiansburg and Lee County plants two years ago. It plans to keep the Wytheville operations center open.
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[Costa-Rica]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Two American women have been found murdered in a Central American country- usually thought to be a safe place for tourists.
Lauren Bishop has more.
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((THE CARIBBEAN TRIP WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN AND EDUCATIONAL- INSTEAD IT ENDED IN VIOLENCE FOR 2 COLLEGE FRIENDS-MURDERED WHILE VISITING COSTA RICA. THIS BURNED OUT SPORTS UTILITY VEHICLE IS ONE OF THE FEW CLUES IN THE DEATHS OF EMILY HOWELL AND EMILY EAGAN- BOTH ONLY 19 YEARS OLD- THEIR NUDE AND PARTIALLY NUDE BODIES DISCOVERED ALONG A COASTAL HIGHWAY 90 MILES EAST OF THE COUNTRY'S CAPITAL, SAN JOSE-BOTH SHOT NUMEROUS TIMES. Esther Sassaman/Antioch Student: Just a lot of sadness. A person that I know. A young life, several young lives with their futures ahead of them: HOWELL, A STUDENT AT ANTIOCH COLLEGE IN OHIO WAS STUDYING ABROAD PHOTOGRAPHING THE COUNTRY'S CULTURE. EAGAN, A FORMER ANTIOCH STUDENT HAD COME TO VISIT HER FRIEND. THE PAIR NEVER RETURNED FROM A SHOPPING TRIP SUNDAY NIGHT. LAUREN BISHOP FOR CBS NEWS.))


[Cochran]


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The case of two sisters allegedly murdered by one man is going before a grand jury.
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John Cochran is accused of capital murder and arson in the deaths of Ila and Inez Edwards of Galax.
The two women were found dead after their house was set on fire last fall.
At today's preliminary hearing, authorities testified that the Edwards sisters were beaten to death with a blunt object.
A lab report said their blood was found on Cochran's shoes.
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[Lemon-Law]


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For anyone who gets stuck with a bad car - it's nice to know Virginia has a Lemon Law.
But just what is it?
[Double Boxes=Jean/Kate Newsroom]
Kate Weidaw is in the newsroom tonight to tell us what legal rights you may have. [ANCHOR=KATE]
[Live= Kate/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Kate1]

The Lemon Law is a state code that requires a manufacturer to replace or repurchase a new vehicle... that has repeated defects within a certain amount of time.
After we brought you a story of one woman's lemon of a car last night - we found out by phone calls just how many consumers have similar problems.
(rollcue... consumers have similar problems.)
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((If you're having mechanical trouble with your new car you shouldn't have to string lemons around it like Karen Robertson did.
Virginia's lemon law is in place - to help new car owners who experience reoccurring defects that endanger them and their passengers. Bettina Altizer is an attorney in Roanoke who has handled cases like this before.

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((BETTINA ALTIZER/ATTORNEY: THE DEFECTS HAVE TO OCCUR WITHIN THAT 18 MONTH PERIOD OF TIME SO IF YOU HAVE THAT CAR 18 MONTHS OR A COUPLE OF YEARS AND THESE PROBLEMS START TO HAPPEN YOU'RE KIND OF OUT OF LUCK UNDER THE CODE.))
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: AND IF YOU'VE BOUGHT A USED CAR, WELL DEFECTS DO NOT FALL UNDER THE LEMON LAW. EXPERTS SAY TO HAVE A MECHANIC CHECK IT OUT FIRST BEFORE YOU PURCHASE IT.))
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The lemon law does cover drivers who have had a reasonable number of repair attempts to fix the defects. [TAKE PRE-PRO] For example: If a defect has been repaired three or more times - and it persists. If a serious safety defect, like faulty brakes, has been repaired one or more times and it still occurs. Or if your car is out of service because of repairs for 30 days or more.
But keep in mind your manufacturer has to be notified of the repairs if you hope to have it repurchase or replace your vehicle.))
[Live= Kate/Newsroom]

There are, of course, a lot of other fine details -- you can receive more information on the lemon law by calling the Better Business Bureau.
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A teen pleads guilty to making bomb threats in Lynchburg. The story ahead.
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And a waving horse in Roanoke today wasn't about fun and games... We'll tell you what it WAS about, coming up.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks, this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office where the Hoos and Hoyas needed an overtime to settle their NIT opener at U-Hall. The Steam rolls out the green carpet at the Roundhouse. And Hometown Hoops Weekly centers on one of the good guys George Washington head coach Chris Carter - tonight on the Big 7.))

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Another teenager is facing serious punishment for phoning in bomb threats to two Lynchburg schools.
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The 15-year old boy pleaded guilty today to calling in four threats to Dunbar Middle School and E.C. Glass High School earlier this month.
Educators say students need to realize that there are better ways to get attention.
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((JAMES MCCORMICK/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THEY NEED TO UNDERSTAND THERE ARE OTHER ACTIVITIES OUT THERE TO WHICH THEY CAN APPLY THEIR TALENTS AND SKILLS AND AS YOU ACQUIRE TALENTS AND SKILLS, YOU WORK AT BEING THE BEST PERSON YOU CAN BE.))
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The boy who pleaded guilty today will undergo a psychiatric evaluation before he's sentenced next month.
Prosecutors say it's likely he'll get an indefinite term of juvenile detention.
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[Train-Derailment]


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Investigators are trying to figure out why an Amtrak train derailed overnight.
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16 cars in all jumped the tracks-
Two sleeper cars were among those that flipped over - injuring more than 2-dozen people.
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((THE TRAIN WAS ROCKING BACK AND FORTH AND THEN IT WAS SCREECHING AND IT FELL OVER AND MY WINDOW BROKE OPEN AND ALL THESE ROCKS STARTED TO PILE IN.))
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The train was headed from Chicago to L-A with 160 people aboard.
Officials say the train was traveling well within the speed limit- when it derailed on what a spokesman called a gentle curve.
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[Bedford-Sheriff]


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A Bedford County deputy was honored for his role in preventing a possible tragedy.
Deputy Preston Reynolds was patrolling near Smith Mountain Lake earlier this month when he found a four-year- old girl walking along the road alone.
The girl had wandered off from her home where her grandparents had fallen asleep while caring for her.
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Reynolds was honored for his quick thinking in a ceremony today.
Sheriff Mike Brown recalled a similar case in Nelson County last month where 8-year old Jackie Holden died after getting lost in the woods.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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A dry spell's affecting recreation at a local lake. We'll tell you how.
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[VO-NAT]

And... some men say showing off their strength - is a good way to prove the power of God. We'll show you, coming up.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=137-0 9 5/8 3 8 2/5 8 16 18 25/2 4 6 7 19 39/4 9 2 6 4 3]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
0-9-5

(zero, nine, five)


Pick 4:
8-3-8-2

(eight, three, eight, two)


Cash 5:
5-8-16-18-25

(five, eight, sixteen, eighteen, twenty-five)


Lotto:
2-4-6-7-19-39

(two, four, six, seven, nineteen, thirty-nine)


Kicker:
4-9-2-6-4-3

(four, nine, two, six, four, three)



[5-Peta]


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If you saw a waving horse on Brandon Avenue today, you're NOT just seeing things.
It was part of a protest.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


PETA, the "People for Ethical Treatment of Animals," staged the demonstration- -with the help of three local college students- -to call attention to the drug Premarin (PREMA-rin)
It's an estrogen tablet derived from the urine of pregnant mares.
Peta claims the horses are abused in the process.
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((THE ANIMAL LOSES OUT. THE BEST INTEREST IS NOT IN THE WELFARE OF THE ANIMALS, IT'S IN MAKING MONEY. IT DOESN'T TAKE A HAPPY HEALTHY HORSE TO PRODUCE URINE ANY MORE THAN IT TAKES A HAPPY HEALTHY PIG TO BE SLAUGHTERED FOR PORK.))
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Wyeth Ayerst, the company that makes Premarin, points to a report from a committee of veterinarians that concluded the "welfare of the horses involved... is good and is closely monitored."
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[Philpott-Lake]


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Some are forecasting a dry summer. That's bad news for Philpott lake - it is nearly 15 feet below normal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philpott Lake;]


The U-S Army Corps of Engineers say it's because we haven't had much rain. The dry spell has forced eight out of 12 boat ramps to close. Many of the docks have been moved. Visitors say it will change the way people enjoy the lake.

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((LEON CANNADAY/LAKE VISITOR: I'M SURE IT'S GOING TO HURT THE SWIMMING. IT'S JUST ABOUT OUT OF THE WATER.))
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[VO-NAT]


Philpott Lake receives one million visitors every year.
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[Weather] [03/15/2000] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Statistics [MUSIC UNDER] [COMMERCIAL] [CK/CHYRON/VIEWERNET] [CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS [CK/CHYRON/5 PAGES] FORECASTS [ESS/FULL] EXTENDED FORECAST [Forecasts]
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, Roy Stanley checks in from UVa with highlights and postgame from the Cavs wild NIT opener with Georgetown. Plus, Steve Mason gets us set for the state final four in Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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[SUPER=75-Roanoke;]


First our extra point.
State Senator John Edwards was on hand today as the Roanoke Steam unveiled its new field at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Edwards was the star competitor in the first ever "Charlie Brown Field Goal Kicking Contest."
Steam Head coach Pete Shaw said they'd sign Edwards on the spot if he could hit three consecutive 35 yard field goals. Vegas odds were four to one he would fail.
As you can see the oddsmakers were right on!
Now here are the scores.
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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We begin in Charlottesville, round one of the NIT with UVa hosting Georgetown. The two schools met back in 1983 with Sampson battling Ewing. But Ralph and Patrick couldn't hold a candle to what transpired in this one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/ESPN; :00]

UVa played a solid first half, and shortly into the second 20 minutes, the Cavs had built themselves a seemingly comfortable 15 point lead on the Hoyas. But Georgetown went on a wicked 17-to-2 run thanks to the play of point guard Kevin Braswell and six eleven thin man Lee Scruggs. Amazingly it's 60-all with 13 minutes to go. But Virginia would maintain its poise and with the help of Chris Williams, the Cavs would shoot themselves back into the lead. In fact, UVa had a chance to win it at the end of regulation with the score tied at 77. Hand dishes to Chris Williams for the short jump hook. It's no good, and the Hoyas Nat Burton almost threw in a prayer from half court. The Hoyas had the ball with the score tied at the end of the first overtime, as well. This time Braswell tries to fire up the jumper over top of Hand, but it bounces off the iron. It's 88-all after the first OT. Braswell would take the game in his hands again at the end of the second extra period, but this time his desperation shot isn't even close, and we're tied at 101-a piece. Finally, Georgetown would end UVa's season with this unexpected three pointer from the right corner
[SUPER=33-Georgetown/115/Virginia/111/Three Overtimes;]


from Gharan Hester - a wide receiver on the Georgetown football team. Georgetown survives in three overtimes beating Virginia 115-to-111.
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[talent=mike]
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Chris Williams led UVa with 23, while Braswell had 40 for the Hoyas.


[S-NCAA]


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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 7511] The real March Madness begins today here on Your Hometown Station at Noon with Kentucky and St. Bonaventure. That game will be followed by Samford trying to slay Syracuse.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 7512] Tonight Maryland and Iona hook up at 7:55 to start the evening session. That game will be followed by St. John's doing battle with Northern Arizona.
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((BYE BYE))


[S-Women]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-49 tc 1:55:14]
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The Tech women host Georgia State tonight at seven in the first round of the WNIT.
Tech needs a win and big crowd in order to host a second round game over the weekend.
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((BONNIE HENRICKSON/VA TECH HEAD COACH: TWO TEAM THAT LIKE TO RUN SHOULD BE AN EXCITING BRAND OF BASKETBALL. NEITHER TEAM WILL BE WALKING IT UP THE COURT. AND THAT'S A BRAND OF BASKETBALL KIDS LOVE TO PLAY AND FANS LOVE TO WATCH AND THERE'S NOTHING ELSE GOING ON AROUND HERE. NO ONE ELSE IS PLAYING SO WE REALLY NEED OUR FANS' HELP.))
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Va. Tech Head Coach;]
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-54 1:49:38]
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It's final four time for the high school teams in the state. Only two teams from our area are still standing as the tournament opens in Lynchburg tomorrow. Steve Mason has more in tonight's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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[SUPER=01-Brian Gunn/G.W. Danville Guard; :20]
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[SUPER=01-Chris Carter/G.W. Danville Head Coach; :45]
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[SUPER=01-Anthony Wiles/G.W. Danville Point Guard; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Lawrence Williams/G.W. Danville Team Captain; 1:39]
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[OUT Q=....Hometown Hoops Weekly"]

((STEVE MASON:G.W. DANVILLE HEAD COACH CHRIS CARTER WILL RETIRE AT THE END OF THIS SEASON WITH A PHAT RESUME. FOUR YEARS AS THE EAGLES COACH, THREE FINAL FOURS AND ONE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. AND WHILE CARTER, WHO IS ALSO AN ASSOCIATE PASTOR AT A DANVILLE CHURCH, IS AT PEACE WITH MOVING ON, HIS PLAYERS ARE NOT.)) ((BRIAN GUNN/G.W. DANVILLE GUARD:WE DON'T WANT TO SEND HIM OUT AS A LOSER, THAT'S DEFINITELY NOT HIS CAREER. HE'S BEEN A WINNER EVERYWHERE HE'S BEEN AND THAT'S HOW WE WANT TO SEND HIM OUT, WITH A RING LIKE COACH JOHNSON.)) ((Carter will miss coaching, he will miss being interviewed on radio by his predecessor Harry Johnson on Danville's WILA radio. ((NAT SOUND))
But his calling is spending more time with family and moving into school administration. ((CHRIS CARTER/G.W DANVILLE HEAD COACH:EVEN THOUGH I MIGHT MISS IT, I FEEL GOOD ABOUT MY DECISION. THE GUYS THEY'VE BEEN TREMENDOUS. I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THEM AND THEIR ENDEAVORS AND THE THINGS THEY HAVE DONE FOR ME OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS.))
His Eagles play Hayfield in the semifinals Thursday at 4:30 at Liberty University's Vine Center. G.W. is smaller but quicker, holding four playoff foes to just over 50 points a game while forcing 25 turnovers per contest. ((ANTHONY WILES/G.W. DANVILLE POINT GUARD:AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR WE STARTED OUT PLAYING FULL COURT MAN TO MAN BUT AS THE YEAR PROGRESSED WE WENT TO HALF COURT 22 DEFENSE AND YOU KNOW, SHUTTING TEAMS DOWN HALF COURT.))
Only one starter is back from last year's team that suffered a heartbreaker in the championship. But seven senior leaders and a bench that goes five deep have combined to make the 21 and 5 Eagles hard to ground. ((RIGHT NOW WE'RE JUST CLICKING ON ALL CYLINDERS AND WE'RE TOUGH TO BEAT, AND I THINK WE'RE THE TEAM TO BEAT RIGHT NOW.))
Second year assistant Bobby Martin should take over for Carter as G.W. Danville's next head coach, but no one can replace this teacher of life skills. ((LAWRENCE WILLIAMS/G.W. DANVILLE TEAM CAPTAIN:TAUGHT ME HOW TO BE A MAN, TAUGHT ME RESPONSIBILITY AND STUFF, THAT'S WHY HE MAD ME CAPTAIN.))
In Double A, Gretna takes on Gate City Friday at 8:30 at the Vine Center. Steve Mason, Hometown Hoops Weekly.))

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The Roanoke Steam and the Roanoke Civic Center unveiled the new Arena League 2 field today.
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The nets still need to be put up by the goal posts on each end and some of the "turf" still needs to be laid, but the field and logos look sharp. What you see is the latest in indoor turf technology.
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((PETE SHAW/ROANOKE STEAM HEAD COACH: IT'S PROBABLY ABOUT AN INCH OF TOUGH RUBBERIZED SURFACE. THIS IS A BRAND NEW FIELD SYSTEM AND IF THE DASHER-BOARDS ARE AT HIP LEVEL YOU CAN GET FLIPPED OVER THE BOARDS EVEN MORE SO, HERE THEY CAN JUST JUMP OVER INTO SOMEONE'S LAP.))
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The Steam management also announced the signing of Derrick McBride, who was on the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad last season and will play wide receiver and linebacker for the Steam.
Former Tech quarterback Al Clark and Lord Botetourt and UVA standout Elton Toliver are some of the other notables.
Spring camp opens Friday.
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((ELTON TOLIVER/STEAM FULLBACK-LINBACKER: IT'S A DIFFERENT KIND OF FOOTBALL FEEL. BUT YOU STILL START TO GET THAT URGE. YOU STILL START TO FEEL THE BUTTERFLIES AND YOU THINK ABOUT IT. I'M STARTING TO GET THAT URGE AND FEEL OF BUTTERFLIES AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Elton Toliver/Steam Fullback & Linebacker;]
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[OUT Q=butterflies again]
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What do you get when you combine physical strength--positive energy--and a strong Christian belief?
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Meet the Power Team... A group of athletes who say they prove their strength through God-- At New Life Temple in Roanoke tonight...they showed off their strengths to hundreds.
Russ Clear breaks these police handcuff chains. Members like Clear get people excited about God by sharing their testimonies and talking about real life issues. Mike Hagen's an ex-pro football player.
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((I ASKED JESUS CHRIST TO COME INTO MY HEART....GOD IS IN MY LIFE IN A BIG WAY. ))
[SUPER=01-Mike Hagen/Power Team]
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[OUT Q=in a big way]
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Clear even lays between beds of nails -
On top of that is a team player weighing over 300 pounds - who's lifting more than that.
You can catch the power team until Sunday at New Life Temple.
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