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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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[WRITER=tha]
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Coming up on News 7- An update on what could be the first significant storm of the season.
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[VO-NAT]

Tests reveal how a dog found skinned in Franklin County died. Thousands of dollars are raised for the 12- year old Roanoke County boy who fell while hiking. And, in sports, Salem, Rustburg and Bassett all take home top honors.
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[ANCHOR=tha]

News 7 is next.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[VO-NAT]

Grocery stores are bustling as residents across the area prepare for what could be the first significant winter storm of the season.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Toss-2-Leo]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]
The snow isn't coming down yet--- but could we see it by tomorrow.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner is in the weather center to let us know what we can expect...Leo.

[WX1] [11:00pm] [12/02/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Snow-Preps]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-39; 1:25:28]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]

The Virginia Department of Transportation is ready in case the snow sticks...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The plows were loaded with salt and sand yesterday in anticipation of the snowfall. Crews are on call and ready to go.
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[SOT 19:40:04]
[IN Q=whenever it]

((JASON BOND/VDOT: WHENEVER IT COMES WE'LL BE OUT THERE TO PUSH THE SNOW WE'LL START GOING INTO 12 HOUR SHIFTS AND WORK AROUND THE CLOCK UNTIL THE SNOW IS REMOVED.))
[SUPER=01-Jason Bond/VDOT Spokesman;]
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[VO-NAT]

Many folks were also getting ready for the possibility of snow by doing their weekly grocery shopping early. The Kroger at Tanglewood Mall was packed throughout the day.
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[ANCHOR=TERESA]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]

And tomorrow morning before you leave for church make sure you turn on News 7 Sunday morning for any church delays or closings. You can also log onto our website at WDBJ7 dot com that information.





[Roanoke-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional Airport]

The Roanoke Regional Airport isn't reporting any cancelations or delays at this hour .. But the airport advises anyone planning on flying out of Roanoke tomorrow to contact their airline in the morning to verify flight times. Or, you can log on to the airport's website for flight schedules, at W-W-W-dot-Roanoke-Airport-dot-com.


[FL-Election]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Election2000]

Courtroom drama played out in Florida today, as lawyers for George W. Bush and Al Gore argued over the validity of thousands of ballots there. But the Presidential race is far from over. Teresa Estacio has the latest.
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[SUPER=701-Kimball Brace/Election Data Services;]
[SUPER=701-Judge Charles Burton/Palm Beach Canvassing Bd.;]
[SUPER=701-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
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((THE GORE AND BUSH LEGAL TEAMS WALKED INTO A TALLAHASSEE COURTROOM SATURDAY ... READY FOR A HIGH-STAKES SHOWDOWN. AT ISSUE -- WHETHER 14-THOUSAND BALLOTS FROM TWO FLORIDA COUNTIES SHOULD BE COUNTED BY HAND. AN ELECTION EXPERT FOR THE GORE SIDE TESTIFIED THAT HAND COUNTS ARE NEEDED TO DETERMINE SOME VOTES ... BECAUSE PUNCH CARD DEVICES ARE PRONE TO FAILURE.
KIMBALL BRACE/PRES., ELECTION DATA SERVICES:"IT IS ALSO POSSIBLE THAT AN INDENTATION IS MADE IF THE MACHINE IS NOT CLEANED OUT ON A REGULAR BASIS AND THERE'S CHAD BUILD-UP, AND THEREFORE THE VOTER MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PUSH DOWN AS FIRMLY."


BUSH LAWYERS COUNTERED WITH TESTIMONY FROM AN ELECTIONS BOARD MEMBER ... WHO TALKED ABOUT THE SUBJECTIVE NATURE OF MANUAL COUNTS.
JUDGE CHARLES BURTON/PALM BEACH CANVASSING BOARD:"WE WERE SEEING A NUMBER OF BALLOTS WITH A COUPLE OF IMPRESSIONS DOWN

THE PRESIDENTIAL COLUMN AND ON ONE OF THEM YOU MAY SEE A PINHOLE OF LIGHT .. AND WE'RE IGNORING THE OTHER IMPRESSION."
MEANWHILE, PLANS FOR THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO CHOOSE ITS OWN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS ... HAS CAUSED IN-FIGHTING AMONG THE STATE'S REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC LEADERS. FLORIDA'S SENATE PRESIDENT SAYS A DATE STILL HASN'T BEEN SET FOR A SPECIAL SESSION.
AS THE ELECTION BATTLE CONTINUED IN FLORIDA, VICE PRESIDENT GORE SPENT THE DAY WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN WASHINGTON DC ... WHILE GOVERNOR BUSH MET WITH TOP G-O-P LEADERS AT HIS TEXAS RANCH. A CONFIDENT BUSH ALSO MADE THIS PREDICTION.
GOVERNOR GEORGE W. BUSH: "WELL I'M SOON TO BE THE INSIDER. I'M SOON TO BE THE PRESIDENT."
TERESA ESTACIO: ))


[Election-Opinions]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-43; 53:28]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]

The ongoing election saga is fueling plenty of debates among political scientists. A group met today in Salem...Kate Weidaw was there.
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[IN Q=As attorneys for]
[SUPER=701-Charles Bullock/Political Science Professor;:23]
[SUPER=701-Matt Holden/Political Science Professor;:45]
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(( As attorneys for Bush and Gore battle it out in the courtrooms, voters are continuing to rally behind their candidate. Political scientists say this election is fascinating... but they say the saga will soon be over.

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((CHARLES BULLOCK: I THINK WE'RE REAL CLOSE TO THE END RIGHT NOW.))
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Charles Bullock a Professor from the University of Georgia says most voters think Gore lost the election.

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((CHARLES BULLOCK: MOST OF AMERICANS EVEN THOUGH A LOT OF THEM DID VOTE FOR GORE THEY THINK HE IS THE LOSER AND ITS GOING TO BE A HARD TIME FOR HIM TO REVERSE THE OPINION IN THE PUBLIC AND ITS GOING TO TAKE SOME DRAMATIC WIN IN THE COURTS AND HE'S NOT SCORING THAT YET.))
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And while the courts may decide the end result of this election Professor Matt Holden says there is another option.

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((MATT HOLDEN/U. OF VA: THE END RESULT IF THE TWO SETS OF COURTS HAVE ACTED IS THAT GORE HAS ANY SHOT OR THE BUSH TITLE IS QUESTIONABLE I HAVE NO DOUBT NOW THAT THE FLORIDA LEGISLATIVE WILL EXERCISE ITS RIGHT AND INTERVENE AND THAT WILL DECIDE THAT MATTER FOR THEM.))
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One thing both experts can agree on, this election will most likely bring more voters to the polls next election.

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((CHARLES BULLOCK: MAYBE THIS PLANS THE SEED OF A CIVIC CONCERN SO THAT PEOPLE WILL BE EAGER TO LEARN ABOUT CANDIDATES AND ISSUES BE INFORMED AND ACTIVE VOTERS IN THE FUTURE.))
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But right now most eyes are on the candidates waiting to see who the next President will be. Kate Weidaw News 7. ))

[VA-Democrats]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
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For the first time in 24-years, the Virginia Democrats will choose their nominee for governor in a primary. The Democratic State Central Committee voted today to schedule a primary, June 12th. The party usually selects candidates in conventions restricted to party delegates.




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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Up next on News7 .. There's new information in an animal cruelty case involving a skinned dog. We'll tell you what veterinarians at Virginia Tech think happened.
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[VO-NAT]

And a ruptured pipeline catches fire, killing dozens. Details are coming up after the break.
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[Pipeline]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
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Some 60- people lost their lives in Nigeria when oil leaking from a pipeline caught fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-near Lagos, Nigeria;]

Many of the victims were thought to be children. The massive blaze also destroyed shacks in nearby squatter camps. The company which owns the pipeline says the fire was the result of local people tapping into the pipeline to collect leaking oil.
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[China-Mall]


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In China, officials say eight people were killed and 32- hurt when a shopping center collapsed. More than 100 people were initially believed to have been trapped in the rubble. But the rescue effort was halted after a search turned up no other victims. Investigators blame illegal construction for the collapse.
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[Franklin-Dog]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-38; 1:24:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A dog found tortured and skinned in Franklin County Tuesday apparently died of natural causes.
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The deerhound was taken to Virginia Tech for in-depth testing. Results released today say the 8-year-old hound dog died when its colon ruptured. The report says the dog was skinned four to six hours after it died. An investigation in to who skinned the animal and why is ongoing.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[ss=]

The Planned Pethood Clinic in Franklin County has established a "Cruelty Investigation Fund" to offset expenses incurred in cruelty investigations like this one. [TAKE PINNACLE PAGE] Donations may be made to The Planned Pethood Clinic...P-O-Box 298...Boones Mill...24065.

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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-48; 27:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A 12-year-old boy injured at Dragon's Tooth in November is expected to return home Monday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./November 12;]

Sam Brediger is being treated at the Kluge (Clue-gee) Childrens' Rehab Center in Charlottesville. He fell last month while hiking.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Today, hundreds of friends and family of the Hidden Valley Junior High seventh grader came out to raise money for Sam's family. The entire Cave Spring Boys Basketball team even paid a visit.
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((BILLY HICKS/CAVE SPRING BASKETBALL COACH: A LOT OF OUR KIDS ON THE TEAM KNOW THIS YOUNG MAN AND YOU KNOW WE JUST FELT LIKE THIS IS A CHANCE FOR US, WE GET SO MUCH SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY THIS IS A CHANCE FOR US TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY BACK. TERRI LANGFORD/ORGANIZER: WE WANT TO MAKE SURE, THEY, WHILE HE'S RECUPERATING AND DOING THE THINGS HE NEEDS TO DO, PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY, THAT WE CAN HELP THEM WITH THEIR FINANCIAL NEEDS.))
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Organizers hoped to raise 10-thousand dollars with their fundraiser .. They did that and more - with a grand total surpassing 13-thousand dollars.
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[Ethan-Allen]


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[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Pulaski Furniture]


More than 370 employees who worked for Pulaski Furniture don't have to worry about losing their jobs... after Ethan Allen's buyout of the Dublin plant.
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Ethan Allen says it will preserve the jobs of those who worked for Pulaski Furniture. The company also said it will create about 70 NEW jobs in Pulaski County.
[super=03-Roanoke/August 1]

Ethan Allen took over operations at the plant in September... The company has 21 manufacturing facilities in the U-S, and more than 300 stores worldwide.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

Salem high school wins another football championship! We'll have highlights a little later in sports.
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[VO-NAT]

But first, this cow is running for his life after he loses his way on the highway! News 7 at 11 will be right back.
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[lotto]

[SUPER=137-8 4 2/7 7 6 3/5 13 23 25 26/3 13 17 19 30 31][Mountain-Magic]



[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-40; 34:37]
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Works by local artists and those from around the globe are coming together at the star city's newest art gallery.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Mountain Magic Gallery just opened on Buck Mountain Road near the intersection of Route 220. The owners say their goal is to bridge the gap between culture, gender and race through art.
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((NADINE BANNARD/MOUNTAIN MAGIC GALLERY: WE ALSO WANT TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN ARTISTS. WE FEEL THAT ALL ARTISTS ARE ARTISTS REGARDLESS OF THEIR STATUS OR THE NAME THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO CREATE FOR THEMSELVES WHETHER THEY CREATE A MASTERPIECE IN THEIR BASEMENT STUDIO WHILE THEY WAIT ON TABLES DURING THE DAY OR THEY'RE CARRIED IN MUSEUMS ALL OVER THE WORLD TO US THEY'RE AN ARTIST.))
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[VO-NAT]

Work from three international artists and well-known local artists Natalie Smith and Polly Branch are currently on display.
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[Lego-Competition]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-44; 34:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The fun was stacking up in Blacksburg today...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]

The first Virginia Lego League Tournament took place at Cassell Coliseum. The 60 teams involved took an 8 week course on mechanical design, problem solving, and team work before they set out to build a robot.
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[SOT 19:33:48]
[IN Q=everyone has a]

((CHARLES NUNNALY/ORGANIZER: EVERYONE HAS A COMMON SET OF PARTS THEY BUILD A ROBOT TO SOLVE A COMMON PROBLEM THEN THEY COME IN HERE AND THEY HAVE 4 OR 5 ASPECTS RELATIVE TO JUDGING THEY HAVE THE COMPETITION TABLE BEHIND US.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Nunnaly/Organizer]
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[OUT Q=table behind us.]
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[VO-NAT]

Students between the ages of nine and 14 took part in the competition. More then 20 awards were handed out for team spirit, presentation, and best round in competition.
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[Running-Cow]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

It wasn't a wild goose chase that kept police in Murray, Utah busy today.
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[VO-NAT 15:29:34]
[SUPER=03-Murray, UT;]

Police there were chasing a cow that got loose and took a wild trip through town. Police chased it down streets, through people's yards and other areas. At one point an officer walked up to the cow and tried to pet it like a dog, when the cow decided a little pat on the head wasn't going to happen, it jerked the officer around. The cow was eventually caught and is back home.
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[SUPER=#555][S-Salem]



[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-87]
[GRAPHIC=SALEM/PARK VIEW]


The Salem Spartans successfully defended their Division four state championship beating Park View Sterling, The same team the Spartans beat last year, 17 to 10.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg/Salem vs. Park View; :00]

The Spartans came onto the artificial surface at Bridgeforth Stadium playing the role of the underdogs against the Patriots. Just like last year this one was tight. David Christianson rolls out and hits Sean Hefner on the right sideline. He picks up good yardage into Park View territory. That catch and run would help set up Nic Schmitt's 45 yard field goal that splits the uprights and makes it 3-to-nothing Salem. But Park View would answer that with a kick of its own. Brandon Develli will knock in this three pointer. Park View led 10-to-3 at the half.
[SUPER=36-Salem/17/Park View/10/]

Salem's defense came up big in the fourth quarter as they chase down Park Views Tim Murphy he fumbles and Allen Crowder scoops it up and goes to the end zone for the score and the Spartans get the 17 to 10 win and another state crown.
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[SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :]
[SUPER=01-Sean Hefner/Salem Receiver; :13]
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[S-Rustburg]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Sp-83 tc 25:39]
[GRAPHIC=Rustburg/Turner Ashby]


Rustburg is the Division 3 champion. The Red Devils beat Turner Ashby 9 to 6.
Denise Allen has more.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg/Turner Ashby vs. Rustburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony Jefferson/Senior Running Back; :53]
[SUPER=36-Turner Ashby/6/Rustburg/9/; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Mike Scharnus/Rustburg Head Coach; 1:22]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Sports]

((
Rustburg hadn't brought home a state championship since 1993 and the Red Devils were hungry to start a new decade with a trophy.
They moved the ball 70 yards in their first possession. Eric Scott breaks through the line for 35 of them to set up a Red Devil field goal.
The Knights took their first possion on their own 20 and methodically moved the ball into Rustburg territory.
When it looked like the Red Devils had them stopped, quarterback Travis Reznik waits for the reciever to make his move. Larry Hensley's 30 yard grab is good for the score. The Knights miss the extra point and take the six to three lead.
After the touchdown Turner Ashby comes back with a successful on side kick and starts another series at the Rustburg 24.
But the Red Devil defense hung tough and on fourth and 16 at the Rustburg 25, TJ McCray intercepts Reznik's pass in the endzone and the Red Devils are on their way.
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Tony Jefferson on his own 32 takes the pitch, breaks to the sideline, then sees an opening and cuts back across the field beating the pack for the 68 yard go ahead score. Rustburg nine-six at the half.
The scoring cooled off in the the final two quarters. McCray intercepts Turner Ashby's last gasp and the Red Devils win the title, nine to six
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Denise Allen News 7 sports.
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[S-Bath]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-74 (1:54:55)]
[GRAPHIC=FFE Logo]


At Williams Stadium on the Liberty University campus, Riverheads wins the Group A Division 1 championship game beating Bath 26 to 12.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Bath vs Riverheads; :]


The two teams meet at mid field for the coin toss.
Bath gets on the board first midway through the second quarter Michael Bush takes it in from the six yard line and the Chargers led 6 to nothing.
But Riverheads came right back getting the ball to Chris Shiflett and he takes it in from the one yard line and the score was tied at the half at 6 to 6.
Then after a Riverheads score in the third, Bath would charge back as Jacob Phillips connects with Drew Ryder on this 23 yard T-D pass to tie the game at 12 all.
The Gladiators were not through. With 11 minutes left in the game Blake Ramsey takes the pill on the reverse and races in on this 36 yard T-D run as Riverheads goes up 19 to 12.
[SUPER=36-Riverheads/26/Bath Co./12/;]


Riverheads would pa its lead with 7 minutes left in the game as Chris Shiflet takes it in from the one and the Gladiators win it 26 to 12.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I think...]
[SUPER=01-Chris Jones/Bath Co. Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=....will be back."]
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-79 4459TC]
[GRAPHIC=GROUP AA TOURNEY TIME]


Bassett is the Group Two A state girls basketball champion after beating Northside this afternoon 54 to 38.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Northside vs. Bassett; :00]

These two teams met way back at the beginning of the season with Northside getting a 62-to-60 win. This afternoon Northside's Charlotte Blerndell spins in the lane and scores, but the Vikings are fighting an uphill battle to get on top. Bassett's Rhonda Perkins nails the deep two point basket to keep the Bengals in front in the first half. But Northside comes back to take the lead 34-to-33 as Lauren Ellis finds Brittany Hughes with the nice bounce pass. But Bassett would go on a 21-to-4 run the rest of the way as Shirley McCall
[SUPER=33-Bassett/54/Northside/38;]

drives and scores. Bassett wins it 54-to-38 and claims Henry County's first Group Two A state title since Drewry Mason won one back in 1977.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Our kids...]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Black/Bassett Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=....last score."]
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[S-Radford]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-84 (26:04)]
[GRAPHIC=Radford Logo]


The Radford Highlanders were in Roanoke tonight for a game against East Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Radford vs East Carolina; :]


The Highlanders are pumped up for the evening game.
Radford's Corey Watkins passes to Andre Savtchenko and the big man scores the hoop in the low post to open the game.
But the Pirates come right back Gabriel Mikulas makes the pass to Erroyl Bing he hits the easy layup for the score.
[SUPER=33-Radford/63/East Carolina/56/;]


The Highlanders answer Mike Hornbuckle drives from the top of the key and scores the hoop and Radford goes on to win it 63 to 56.
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[S-College]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-88 (10:46)]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops]


Virginia Tech squared off against 20-th ranked Syracuse in the University's Carrier Dome Classic.
And Syracuse wins the game 88 to 68.
And here are tonight's scores.
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A woman in Franklin County gets paid to skate around the Wal-Mart Supercenter.
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Mary Martin is customer service on wheels. She finds items on the other side of the Wal-Mart and brings them right to shoppers. Her rollerblades turn heads.
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((MARY MARTIN/WAL-MART SKATER: I WAS TRYING TO GET OUT OF HERE AT THE END OF THE DAY AND LO AND BEHOLD I SAW THIS WOMAN POINTING AND GOING LIKE THIS TO HER CHILDREN. AND LO AND BEHOLD, IT WAS SISSY SPACEK!))
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Martin says people who know her only as "Mary the Skater" call her at Wal-Mart just to talk. But weaving among the holiday shoppers can be an occupational hazard. She says she has crashed before
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-- and tomorrow, the Wal-Mart Skater spills her stories on this week's Virginia Profile. You can catch it tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning.


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