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Coming up on News 7-
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The search comes to an end for a small plane missing since last week.
Election officials wrap up their count of absentee ballots in Florida.
Some local Republicans and Democrats weigh in on the recount issue.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Plus, Leo says bundle up flurries are in the forecast. News 7 is next.

[Patrick-Crash]


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A plane believed to have gone down in Nelson County, has been found crashed on a mountaintop in Patrick County.


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[TAKE MAP FULL]
The Civil Air Patrol spotted the wreckage this afternoon on Bull Mountain near Stuart.
State Police confirm one fatality, but are withholding the man's identity until his next-of-kin are notified.
Troopers don't know when they'll be able to take the plane off the mountain.
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((MIKE STADER/STATE POLICE SPOKESMAN; I KNOW THIS AREA IS VERY ROCKY, VERY RUGGED SO IT'S GOING TO TAKE A WHILE I WOULD SAY.))
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Medical examiners from Roanoke and the F-A-A are on their way to the site.
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Earlier in the week, volunteers scoured the Diggs Mountain area of Nelson County.
That's where the plane dropped off radar on November ninth.
The plane took off from College Park, Maryland en-route to Greenville, South Carolina.
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[Pitts-Body]


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A Pittsylvania County man was found dead by his own family. Benny Ray Talbard's body was found this morning in his home on Swallow Road in Ringgold. Investigators say they found no signs of injury or forced entry. But, officials ARE calling Talbard's death suspicious. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Pittsylvania county Sheriff's office.

[Recount]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=tha]
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All of the Florida absentee ballots are now in.
The results show George W-Bush leading by more than 900- votes but the Gore campaign isn't backing down.
Manuel Gallegus has the latest.
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[SUPER=701-Gov. Marc Racicot/(R) Montana;]
[SUPER=701-Warren Christopher/Gore Recount Monitor; QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=701-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting;]
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((INTO THE NIGHT THEY COUNTED BALLOTS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY, CLOSELY EXAMINING THE LITTLE HOLES THAT COULD MAKE OR BREAK THE PRESIDENCY.
-SOT- BALLOT BICKERING?

ELECTION OFFICIALS DEFEND THE ACCURACY OF THE PROCESS. BUT OBSERVERS SAY MISTAKES ARE BEING MADE. ONE REPUBLICAN SAYS HE FOUND BALLOTS FOR GEORGE W. BUSH IN THE AL GORE PILE.... ANOTHER SAID THE BALLOTS ARE BEING USED AS FANS.
-SOT-GOV. MARC RACICOT, (R ) MONTANA

14:23:12 -- THIS IS A PROCESS THAT IS COMPLETELY UNTRUSTWORTHY AND THIS IS WHAT THE CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN WARNING ABOUT FROM THE BEGINNING -NAT BUSH IN AUSTIN TODAY- IN AUSTIN, BUSH MADE NO COMMENT ABOUT HIS 930 VOTE LEAD IN FLORIDA AS PREDICTED, THE ABSENTEE BALLOTS GAVE BUSH A BOOST OVER GORE. ALL GORE CAN HOPE FOR NOW IS THAT THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT WILL RULE IN HIS FAVOR, AND ALLOW THE HAND COUNTED BALLOTS IN THE FINAL TALLY. BOTH SIDES ARE GEARING UP FOR MONDAYS FACE-OFF.
-SOT-WARREN CHRISTOPHER,

MR. CHRISTOPHER, HOW IS THE BRIEFINGS GOING? VERY INTENSE, VERY TIGHT DEADLINES. ANYTHING YOU CAN TELL US ABOUT THE BRIEFINGS? NO, WE'RE JUST WORKING HARD ON IT.
-STAND-UP- SO FAR, HERE IN PALM BEACH, ABOUT A THIRD OF THE VOTES HAVE BEEN RE-COUNTED. CBS NEWS HAS LEARNED THAT SO FAR, GORE IS NOT GAINING ENOUGH VOTES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, PALM BEACH.))

[Republican-Rally]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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While the election recount saga continues in Florida some Republicans in Virginia say they're fed up.
This afternoon dozens gathered in Roanoke's downtown market to vent their frustration.
Kate Weidaw reports.
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Republicans say they're frustrated and fed up with the way the Democrats are handling the ballot recount in Florida.

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((TRIXIE AVERILL: YOU JUST CAN'T KEEP ON RECOUNTING UNTIL THE VOTE GOES YOUR WAY THAT'S JUST NOT THE WAY OUR DEMOCRACY WAS FOUNDED.))
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[NAT SOUND "BUSH HAS WON"]
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Many say the recount has shown Bush is the winner and Gore is going overboard with the amount lawyers trying to change the results.

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((ALL HE CARES ABOUT IS THE RULE OF LAW AND HE HAS 70 LAWYERS TRYING TO OVERTURN A LEGAL BALLOT THAT IS TOTALLY LUDICROUS.))
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And while some feel like this saga could go on forever...

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((SANDRA RYALS/DEM. CHAIRPERSON 6TH DISTRICT: IT CAN'T GO ON FOREVER IT JUST MAY SEEM LIKE THAT.))
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6-th district Democratic Chairperson Sandra Ryals says although the process maybe frustrating it is fair.

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((SANDRA RYALS: THERE'S A PROCESS SET IN PLACE THAT NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED IT SHOULD BE DONE FAIRLY, ACCURATELY, AND AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE BUT NOT TO HASTEN THE PROCESS OR STOP SHORT THE PROCESS THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.))
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And as the recount goes on the debate over it will continue as well. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))

[RGA-Gilmore]


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Jim Gilmore's now chairman of the Republican Governor's Association.
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He was elected to the influential post today during the association's annual conference in Tampa.
R-G-A leaders say they'll focus efforts next year on the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and here in Virginia.


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[Kaine]


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Richmond's mayor wants to stay in the city-- but as Lieutenant Governor.
Democrat Tim Kaine announced his candidacy today.
Some City Council members are urging him to step down, but Kaine says he's not planning to give up the helm.
Richmond's mayoral position is largely ceremonial-- the day-to-day administration is handled by the city manager.



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A gas explosion at a school in South Dakota has left two men dead and a third injured.
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The explosion happened last night after a gas leak ignited in a boiler room in an old part of the building.
The school is located about 90- miles west of Sioux Falls.
The body of a man believed to be the school administrator was pulled from the debris this morning.
A custodian was also killed.
The explosion and fire remain under investigation.
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[Bonfire]


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Thousands gathered early this morning to remember those killed at Texas A-and-M University last year.
12- people died and another 27 were injured when the logs they were using to build a bonfire collapsed during construction.
The bonfire is still a tradition at the school although it's now conducted under stricter supervision and care.
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[Clinton]


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President Clinton's historic visit to Vietnam will include another chapter.
The President today took part in a ceremony designed to raise awareness about land mines and unexploded bombs.

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[VO-NAT 15:10:47]
[SUPER=03-Tien Chau, Vietnam;]


The weapons left behind from the Vietnam War still wound or kill about 2,000 Vietnamese a year.
Today-- the President toured a facility filled with artwork by Vietnamese children.
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((I HOPE TOMORROW ALL OVER THE WORLD PEOPLE WILL SEE THESE CHILDREN AND DRAWINGS AND IT WILL ENCOURAGE US TO GET SUPPORT FOR THE WORK YOU ARE DOING IN VIETNAM AND THE WORK THAT MUST BE DONE LIKE THIS IN OTHER COUNTRIES.))
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Clinton also took part in another emotional ceremony.
Today the Vietnamese army handed over three small boxes containing the remains of three unidentified American soldiers.
This is Clinton's final scheduled international trip.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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MADD remembers the thousands of people killed every year by drunk drivers.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll celebrate a third birthday-- seven times over-- with the McCaugheys.
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[MADD]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Thousands of innocent people are killed each year by drunk drivers.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is taking its national victim board across the country to bring awareness to the growing problem . This weekend the group took its message to Crossroads Mall in Roanoke. The board displays thousand of pictures of folks, young and old, who were killed by a drunk driver. MADD says it hopes to bring the board to other venues as well.
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[SOT 55:52]
[IN Q=to malls]

((DANIEL LINEBERRY/MADD: TO MALLS AND SCHOOLS AND DIFFERENT AREAS THEY WANT TO EMPHASIZE AND DO AWARENESS FOR THE ALCOHOL RELATED CRASHES.))
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MADD's regional chapter at Smith Mountain Lake will display the victim board through Monday.
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[Tap]


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A local organization is changing its address. "Tap This Valley Works" has moved into the Roanoke Higher Education building.
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The organization provides education and employment training as well as technical skills, and a G-E-D program. The director of the organization says the old location at the Crystal Tower building provided a lot of office space but did not have a lot of room for students.
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((ANNETTE LEWIS/DIRECTOR: WHAT THE HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER OFFERS US IS THE CLASSROOM SPACE THE OPPORTUNITY TO NETWORK WITH OTHER INSTITUTIONS AS WELL.))
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The organization held an open house to show the public its new spot.
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[McCaughey]


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It's hard to believe but tomorrow the McCaughey septuplets will be three years old.
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[VO-NAT 15:49:45]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, IA]


And, as you might imagine, life is a seven ring circus at their home in Carlisle, Iowa.
Their mom and dad say the kids are constantly on the go... running, playing, laughing and crying.
Their parents say a few leaders have also emerged.
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[IN Q=If ]

((BOBBI MCCAUGHEY/MOTHER: IF WE CAN KEEP KENNY, JOEL AND BRANDON PEACEFUL AND CALM, IT WOULD STAY PRETTY MUCH THAT WAY ALL THE TIME, THE REST OF THEM GET EGGED ON BY THE THREE OF THEM.))
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Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey say each day presents new challenges, such as potty training.
Nathan and Alexis also need special medial therapy.
But they say life has its good moments too, when everyone is calm and playing together.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead on News 7-- a behind the scenes look at the celebrity wedding of Katherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas.
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And we'll get in the holiday spirit with the sights and sounds of the Grandin Road Christmas parade.
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[Turkey-Bowl]


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While many folks are out shopping for a Thanksgiving bird, others are using them for bowling practice.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The fourth annual Turkey Bowl at the WalMart in Salem was held today to raise money for the Community Christmas Store in Roanoke County.
A one dollar donation gave you a chance to throw the frozen turkey down the alley.
The prize for knocking down all the pins was a free two- liter bottle of Coke.
Organizers say the money raised helps hundreds of families during the holidays.
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[SOT 5:06:36]
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((ANGIE APGAR: WE HELP NEEDY FAMILIES AT CHRISTMAS TIME IT'S USUALLY 600 OR MORE FAMILIES COME IN EACH YEAR AND IT TAKES ABOUT 60-THOUSAND DOLLAR BUDGET TO PUT EVERYTHING INTO THE STORE.))
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[VO-NAT]


The Community Christmas Store will begin accepting clothing and toy donations beginning November 25-th at the Cave Spring Corners location.
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[Grandin-Parade]


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A Roanoke neighborhood kicked off the holiday season in a big way.
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[VO-NAT]


Hundreds of folks braved the chilly weather for the Grandin Road Christmas Parade.
A couple of bands and lots of marchers joined in for the annual Raleigh Court event.
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[S-UVA]


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The 5 and 4 Virginia Cavaliers faced 6 and 3 North Carolina Wolfpack yesterday in a crucial ACC showdown for the Wahoos. Steve Mason has a recap.
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((The Cavaliers game out of The Carl Smith Center tunnel knowing their streak of six straight bowl games was in jeopardy. They would have to earn that crucial sixth win without senior quarterback Dan Ellis who sat out the game with a bad hamstring. N.C. State was at full strength as their signal caller, Phillip Rivers gave the Wolfpack a 10-3 lead on a seven yard run in the second quarter.
Without Ellis, the Cavs only option was Bryson Spinner, who executed dual threat offense with precision. Antwoine Womack scored form two yards out and the game was knotted at 10 at the half. ((:))
The Cavaliers won the third quarter 7-nothing, thanks to this Spinner to McMullen 68 yard touchdown pass for UVa's first lead of the game with just over a minute remaining in the third quarter, Wahoos went up 17-10.
State answered as Cotra Jackson crosses the goal line from three yards out and the game was tied at 17 all in the fourth quarter.
With 5:11 left in the game, Tyree Foreman picked up 38 of his 83 rushing yards on the day on this cut back touchdown run that proved to be the eventual game winner.
And on a day where the ACC's top passing defense wore white jersey's, it was the men in blue that held the pack's Rivers without a TD toss for the first time all season. Ahmad Hawkins made sure of that with a game ending interception. UVa wins 24-17 and becomes bowl eligible on the final home date for 13 UVa seniors. ((:))
The Cavaliers will try and reach seven wins for a 13th straight season next Saturday against Virginia Tech. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-Canes]


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Second ranked Miami was at the Carrier Dome yesterday afternoon for a Big East showdown with Syracuse.
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[SUPER=03-Syracuse, NY/ESPN; :]


The Canes scored a field goal on their first possession.
Then later in the second quarter Ken Dorsey hands off to James Jackson he takes it in from six yards out and Miami led the Orangemen 10 to nothing.
[SUPER=36-Miami#2/26/Syracuse/0/;]


A Dorsey T-D pass made it 16 to nothing then later in the second quarter Jackson takes the handoff again this time exploding up the middle on the 33 yard T-D run and Miami wins it 26 to nothing.
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Maryland would host Georgia Tech in its final game of the season.
The Yellow Jackets took the early lead when Joe Burns scored on the 1 yard touchdown run to make it 7 to nothing in the first quarter.
[SUPER=36-Georgia Tech#20/35/Maryland/22/; :]


Yellow Jacket quarterback George Godsey passed for 354 yards and two touchdowns this 5 yarder to Kelly Campbell and Georgia Tech beats Maryland 35 to 22.
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Former Auburn coach Terry Bowden says he's not interested in the head football coaching job at West Virginia.
Bowden, a football analyst with A-B-C, was considered a top candidate to replace Don Nehlen. Bowden told a West Virginia newspaper that his has pulled his name out of consideration.
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[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/ESPN; :]


Meantime, Nehlen, who is retiring at the end of the season after 21 years in Morgantown, said goodbye to Mountaineer field today. West Virginia played its final home game and beat East Carolina 42 to 24.
Nehlen, the only coach to walk the sideline at Mountaineer field, picked up his 90-th home win.
And here are today's scores.
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[S-Tech]


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Virginia Tech freshman Carlos Dixon scored 21 points as the Hokies opened the season with a 92 to 68 win over V-M-I.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Hokies vs Keydets; :]


The Hokies warming up to start the second half.
In the third quarter, Carlos Dixon passes the ball to Chris Exilus on the fast break and he lays it in for the score to make it 63 to 34 Hokies.
This time Dixon misses the three but Dennis Mims picks up the loose ball and jams it home to make it 68 to 35.
The Keydets get on the board as Eric Mann drives to the hoop and gets his shot blocked but Radee Skipworth is there the get the lose ball and put it in to make it 72 to 39.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/92/VMI/68/; :]


Exilus then passes the ball to Drew Smith who cuts through the middle and scores the hoop and the Hokies win it 92 to 68.
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[S-Maroons]


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Over at Roanoke College last night, The Roanoke College Maroons hosted Moravian in the second game of the 15-th annual Salem Bank and Trust Tip Off Classic.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Roanoke vs Moravian; :]


The Maroons looked loose warming up before the opening tipoff.
Roanoke's Robbie Pridgen brings it up the court stops and the top of the key and drains the three pointer to make it 4 to nothing Roanoke.
Then moments later Pridgen inbounds the pass to Brad Dunleavy who hits the shot from the corner to make it 6 to 2 Roanoke.
Moravian comes back and takes the lead Steve Weiler brings it down and he buries the three pointer to make it 9 to 4.
[SUPER=33-Roanoke/89/Moravian/72/;]


But the Maroons get to Pridgen again this time he drives down the middle laying in the floater to make it 26 to 23 Roanoke and Roanoke wins it 89 to 72.
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Roanoke plays Trinity in the championship this afternoon at around 3 oclock.

[S-Scores]


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In other college basketball scores, University Sciences beat Washington and Lee 80 to 65, Hampden-Sydney downed Olivet 89 to 68, West Virginia Over Morris Brown 84 to 72, Michael Bird scored 22 as Virginia Western beat Forsythe Tech 98 to 72 and Ferrum topped Emory & Henry 67 to 63.
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And in college volleyball, Radford beat Winthrop 3 games to none to capture the Big South Championship.

[S-Girls]


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Glenvar wins the Region C Girls basketball championship last night beating Floyd County 54 to 28.
The Lady Highlanders host Appalachia next Saturday at 7 in the state quarterfinals. Floyd County travels to Virginia High to take on J.J. Kelly in the state.
Virginia is bowl eligible. More when we return.

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The Roanoke Express snapped a 5 game losing streak last night at the Roundhouse.
Adam Dewan scored his second goal unassisted in the closing minutes of the game as the Express beat Trenton 5 to 2.
Roanoke is 8 and 8 on the season.
That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.

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The stars were shining tonight in the Big Apple for one of the entertainment world's most anticipated weddings.


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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones tied the knot at The Plaza hotel overlooking Central Park.
The couple reportedly spent two (m) million dollars for the gala black-tie affair inside the ornate ballroom of the French Renaissance-style hotel.
Their guest list is a Who's Who of Hollywood and Broadway.
Sir Sean Connery, Sharon Stone, Christopher Reeve, Jack Nicholson, Steven Spielberg, Brad Pitt and Sir Anthony Hopkins were among those invited. (------------)