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Coming up on News 7
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Life among the destruction today after Saturday's earthquake-
Fire engulfs a church tonight filling the sky with flames.
A man who worked with Martin Luther King looks back-
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And will teenage drivers have to hang up the keys at midnight in Virginia?
News 7 is next.

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After 30 hours buried alive- a man is rescued in El Salvador- after using a cell phone to call for help.
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Good evening....

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The 22-year old is one of the few- Instead what most are finding is more death and destruction.
Already 600 people are confirmed dead and that number is likely to climb.
We'll hear from a Virginia Tech Scientist who recorded the quake- but first Bobbi Harley- from El Salvador.
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((THE DIGGING IS DESPERATE IN SANTA TECLA...TWELVE HUNDRED PEOPLE LOST UNDER TONS OF EARTH. HERBERT GERBER THIS MAN IS ONE OF HUNDREDS SEARCHING FOR THEIR FAMILIES - SO FAR HE'S ONLY FOUND HIS BROTHER...MANY OTHERS ARE ONLY FINDING BODIES. TWO DAYS AFTER A MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE ROCKED EL SALVADOR AND SENT THE SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN SLIDING DOWN ON THIS COMMUNITY...HOPE OF FINDING ANY OF THE MISSING ALIVE IS DWINDLING. Rescue worker in red shirt - You've got about as much of a chance of getting out of there alive as you do of winning the lottery. You don't have much of a chance but it is possible. AND EVEN THEN...MIRACULOUS. TWENTY-TWO YEAR OLD SERGIO MORENO -- BURIED ALIVE FOR MORE THAN THIRTY HOURS -- IS SAVED. HE HAD A CELL PHONE...AND SOMEHOW UNDER ALL THE RUBBLE...HE MANAGED TO USE IT. BUT SO MUCH ELSE IS LOST - THE OFFICIAL DEATH TOLL HAS TOPPED FOUR HUNDRED...COFFINS LINE THE STREETS AS THE FIRST BURIALS IN A MASS GRAVE BEGIN. OSCAR ORTIZ/MAYOR SANTA TECLA SANTA TECLA'S MAYOR SAYS THEY HAVE IDENTIFIED THREE HUNDRED BODIES AND SOON THEY WILL HAVE TO START MOVING THE MOUNTAINS OF DIRT CONTAINING THE REST TO AVOID DISEASE. ON CAMERA - SEVEN THOUSAND PEOPLE NEED SHELTER - BUT MANY ARE TOO AFRAID TO GO BACK INSIDE - SINCE HE QUAKE HIT MID-DAY SATURDAY - MORE THAN EIGHT HUNDRED AFTERSHOCKS HAVE RUMBLED THROUGH HERE. Bobbi Harley, CBS NEWS El SALVADOR.))

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They are two-thousand miles away, but scientists in Blacksburg are studying the El Salvador earthquake very closely.
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The 7-point-six magnitude earthquake was recorded over the weekend by computers at the Virginia Tech Seismology Lab.
Data from the lab was then sent to the United States Geological Service in Colorado.
The Tech department has recorded seismic data for the United States since the 60s, when it began by detecting nuclear test activity.
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((MARTIN CHAPMAN/VT SEISMOLOGIST: EVEN A SMALL EARTHQUAKE CAN BE RECORDED AT REMARKABLE FAR DISTANCES WHEN YOU HAVE THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT... IT'S MORE DIFFICULT WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT SMALLER EARTHQUAKES AT A LONG RANGE. ))
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The Tech geologists also study seismic activity in Virginia.
Last night, they recorded a small earthquake in Galax.
Students will study the data from the El Salvador earthquake in class.
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[King-March]


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A march honoring Dr. King wound through downtown Roanoke this afternoon.
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This was the sixth year the Roanoke chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference held the tribute to Dr. King-- and the first year the N-double-A-C-P has helped coordinate the event. Roanoke's S-C-L-C President Perneller Wilson says the city still needs to make strides in ensuring equality for all people - especially in the legal system.
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((PERNELLER WILSON: ITS NOT ALL - BECAUSE I NOTICED POOR WHITES AND POOR BLACKS ARE STILL BEING....EQUAL RIGHTS AND EQUAL JUSTICE IN THE COURTROOM.))
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The march ended at St. Paul United Methodist Church, where youth choirs from throughout Roanoke entertained a crowd of hundreds.
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[Night-King]


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As a nation, we've come a long way but not far enough. That was the message in Roanoke tonight as hundreds gathered to mark the 72nd birthday of Martin Luther King, Junior.

Among those who spoke-- a former assistant to the civil rights leader. Teresa Hamilton has more.
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(( St. John's Episcopal Church in Roanoke was filled with men and women of all ages and races... all under one roof to celebrate the contributions of a person respected around the world. Among the many speakers... a man who worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Junior helping spread his message of non-violence and equality.
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((HERBERT COULTON/SCLC STATE UNIT INTERIM PRESIDENT: WHEN PRESIDENT KENNEDY WAS KILLED IN 63 HIS FIRST STATEMENT TO CORETTA WAS THAT'S THE WAY I'M GOING, I CAN FEEL IT.)) [RUNS10]
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Today Herbert Coulton is Interim President of the Virginia State unit of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
He described King as a down to earth man who practiced what he preached... pointing one instance in which King was struck in the face while giving a speech.
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((WE WERE SO STUNNED, WE RAN UP ON STAGE AND GRABBED THIS MAN AND THE BIRMINGHAM POLICE CAME AND DR. KING SAID DON'T ARREST HIM, LET HIM STAY, HE MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING AND THAT'S A REAL ACT OF NON-VIOLENCE.)) [runs12]
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Others also reflected on King's many contributions. During the ceremony.... local lawmakers read a proclamation recognizing his birthday.
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(( RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: WHEREAS WE IN THE VALLEY RECOGNIZE MONDAY JANUARY 17TH MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR DAY IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY. ))
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King was also remembered by those who've only read of his contributions including this young girl who won a Hollins University essay contest... an essay that included some of King's most famous words.
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(( FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST, THANK GOD ALMIGHTY, I'M FREE AT LAST. )) Words many hope will never be forgotten. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke. ))


[Obit-Walker]


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He served 36 years in the Virginia General Assembly.
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This afternoon, former Democratic Senator Stanley Walker died in a Norfolk hospital.
Walker was a defender of education and public safety during his legislative career.
The Norfolk native was 77.
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[Teen-Drivers]


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In Richmond today it was young drivers keeping lawmakers busy- but the latest effort to keep young drivers safe- may keep them off the road.
Today, the House of Delegates approved legislation that would prohibit minors from driving between midnight and five A-M.
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The legislation is intended to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries caused by teenage drivers.
But the bill brought complaints from some lawmakers who argued that parents, not the government, should decide when their children are allowed to drive.
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((DEL. PANNY RHODES/R- RICHMOND: I WOULD ASK YOU TO PLEASE PASS THIS BILL. I BELIEVE IT'S A SMALL STEP TO MAKING OUR HIGHWAYS SAFER IN VIRGINIA FOR ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE NOT JUST THOSE UNDER 18.)) ((DEL. BARNEY DAY/D- PATRICK CO.: I THINK THIS IS A PARENTAL DECISION. IF YOU DON'T WANT YOUR KIDS ON THE HIGHWAY AFTER MIDNIGHT OR AFTER 10 PM OR AFTER 5PM TAKE THEIR DRIVERS LICENSE AWAY FROM THEM. DON'T GIVE THEM THE CAR. DON'T BUY THEM A CAR.))
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Despite objections, the House approved the bill by a two to one margin.

[Open-Containers]


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It was drinking and driving on the table in the State Senate- it approved a bill that would strengthen the state's open container law.
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The bill would impose a 25-dollar civil fine on anyone caught with an open alcoholic beverage in the passenger area of their vehicle.
Without the legislation, the state stands to lose as much as 15-million dollars a year in federal road construction money.
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((SEN. KEN STOLLE/R- VIRGINIA BEACH: SO THE PURPOSE BEHIND THIS BILL IS AN INDIRECT WAY TO TRY AND GIVE THE POLICE OFFICERS THE TOOLS THAT THEY NEED TO SAY IF THEY STOP THIS CAR, THAT THEY'RE NOT GOING TO ALLOW A BAD SITUATION TO GET WORSE.)) ((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/(R) CHATHAM: IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO. IT REALLY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH DRINKING AND DRIVING. IT HAS TO DO WITH FEDERAL MONEY AND TRYING TO PASS SOMETHING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COULDN'T PASS WITHOUT HOLDING US HOSTAGE WITH OUR OWN MONEY.))
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The open container bill passed the Senate on a vote of 31 to 9.

[Carruth]


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It will soon be up to a jury to decide Rae Carruth's fate-- he's charged with having his pregnant girlfriend murdered.
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Prosecutors spoke for 98 minutes, urging jurors to concentrate on a 9-1-1 call made by Cherica Adams- after she was shot.
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((911 CALL: SHERIKA ADAMS: UHHH.... DISPATCHER: AND THEN HE SHOT AT YOU? ADAMS: YES. DISPATCHER: OK.)) [BUTT TO 15:09:29] ((PROSECUTOR: THAT'S THE VOICE TALKING TO YOU TODAY ..WHAT SHE WENT THROUGH TO BE HERE.))
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But Carruth's attorney says the triggerman admitted to losing his temper and he says that means there's reasonable doubt.
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((DAVID RUDOLF/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HOW DO WE CONVICT A MAN OF CAPITAL MURDER WHEN THE STATE'S TRIGGERMAN TELLS A DEPUTY SHERIFF HE JUST LOST IT. HOW? I SUBMIT TO YOU THAT BY ITSELF IS REASONABLE DOUBT.))
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The case is expected to go to the jury sometime tomorrow.
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Next on News 7-- the latest on Ronald Reagan's condition as he recovers from hip surgery.
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And it takes less than half- an hour for fire to turn a Georgia church into ashes.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office getting set to dish out some college highlights from the Cameron Hall in Lexington, the Dedmon Center in Radford and University Hall in Charlottesville. Plus, the Express gets some much needed relief. This Knight gets a scholarship, and Jeff Gordon gets a facial tonight on the Big 7.))

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Doctors say former President Ronald Reagan is making remarkable progress- after hip surgery Saturday.
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Surgeons installed a pin, plate and screws during the operation in Santa Monica.
Today Reagan sat up in a chair and ate some ice cream- always with wife Nancy by his side.
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((DR. KEVIN EHRHART/SURGEON: SHE NEVER LEAVES. SHE IS WITH HIM ALL THE TIME. IT'S VERY TOUCHING TO WATCH. THEY ARE TOGETHER ALL THE TIME HE IS MOST CALM AND RELAXED WHEN SHE'S THERE. SHE IS AT HIS BEDSIDE EVERYTIME I'VE BEEN THERE.))
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Reagan will be able to start walking within two weeks but full recovery could take many months.
Reagan who suffers from Alzheimer's disease- will turn 90 next month.
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[Church-Fire]


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Flames shot into the sky in Georgia town tonight-
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as fire engulfed a church there.
The Sugar Hill Baptist Church went up in flames- some shooting hundreds of feet in the air-
It took less than a half an hour- for the fire to consume the building- the church had been the center of the community for more than 45 years.
It was recently sold to a Korean congregation- the Sugar Hill Church was moving a mile away to a new building.
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[Walker]


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Nine months after he mysteriously disappeared, investigators are back to square one in the case of a missing Bedford man.
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Authorities dredged a pond near Thaxton Saturday looking for the body of 53- year- old James Walker.
A tipster had told police he'd been murdered and his body dumped in the pond, but police found nothing.
Walker vanished from a grocery store parking lot last April.. family members say they're not giving up hope.
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((MISSY WALKER/DAUGHTER: WELL IT WAS JUST THE WHOLE IDEA OF IF THEY'RE GOING TO FIND HIM OR IF THEY'RE NOT IS THE WHOLE POINT NOW IS WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO RIGHT NOW IS TRYING TO FIND HIM, SO THEN WE CAN BE AT EASE, SO WE CAN KNOW WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO.))
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Anyone with information about Walker's disappearance should call the Bedford City police.
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[Heilig-Meyers]


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The Heilig-Meyers furniture chain is still seeing red. Bankruptcy court documents show the Richmond-based company posting significantly lower sales and increasing monthly losses.
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The chain filed for bankruptcy protection in August, and the monthly loss has increased every month since.
The documents indicate Heilig-Meyers lost more than 35 million dollars in November .. on sales that were less than half from the year before.
Heilig-Meyers closed 300 stores nationwide, including five in our region, trying to return to profitability.
Several stores in this area are among the 570 still open.
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It seems like there's a website for just about anything these days-- now there's one for newborn babies in the Roanoke Valley.
We'll see it next on News 7.
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And we'll check out the Presidents new wheels-- and why its license-plate is raising eyebrows.
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[Web-Nursery]


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A new program at Carilion is giving newborns their very own web page.
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It's all part of Carilion's new online nursery.
If the parents give their permission -- Carilion will post the baby's first picture on the site for 90 days.
The web page is also interactive allowing viewers to leave messages.
As a safety precaution pictures are not released until the baby has left the hospital.
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((BETH DOWDY/DIR. OF WOMEN'S SERVICES:ONCE THE PICTURE GOES OUT THE PARENTS HAVE THE ABILITY TO PASSWORD CODE FOR THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO REACH THAT SITE. THE LAST NAME IS NOT USED AND THERE ARE NO IDENTIFYING FACTORS BEYOND THE FIRST AND MIDDLE NAME))
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Five week-old Justin Stephen Reed has his picture on the site -- and he's already received lots of message from loved ones.
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((STEPHANIE REED/JUSTIN'S MOM: MY MOM WAS EXCITED CAUSE SHE GOT TO PRINT THE PICTURE AND HAD HIM ON THE REFRIGERATOR WITH THE FIRST WEEK, EVERYBODY THOUGH IT WAS A NEAT IDEA))
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Parents can customize their baby's website by changing the background and adding captions underneath the picture.
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[WIPE TO WEBWATCH FULL]
You can find a link to Carilion's online nursery by going to the Webwatch section of our homepage at WDBJ-7-dot-com.
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[Pres-Limo]


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Some new wheels for the President- but it's Washington and there was even controversy over this- the new presidential limosine.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


The brand new Cadillac sports the latest District of Columbia license tag- which bears the slogan "Taxation without representation."
The tags were issued to protest the fact that District of Colombia residents have no voting representative in Congress.
Clinton ordered the tags put on the car, but President-Elect Bush has said he opposes voting rights for the District.
The car is heavily armored and contain all sorts of sophisticated electronic gear.
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[S-Extra]


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College hoops are the order of the night as we check in at VMI, Radford and UVa. Plus, the Express gets a much needed boost and Jeff Gordon gets a serious facial.
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[SUPER=76-2000 FFE Awards Banquet; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point, Friday Football Extra player of the week Jacob Lewis from Cave Spring is headed to William & Mary. He officially committed to Tribe head coach Jimmye Laycock last night picking the Indians over VMI, East Tennessee State, Maine, U-Mass and Furman. Lewis twice set and broke the school's single game passing record this past season.
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[S-Radford]


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Radford remained undefeated at home and in the Big South Conference with last night's 74-71 win over Charleston Southern.
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[SUPER=03-Radford/Charleston So. vs. Radford;]


Highlander coach Ron Bradley picked up two quick technicals and was ejected near the end of the first half.
The Buccaneers turn it over, Radford's Jamar Betz controls the ball. Betz feeds Correy Watkins on the run. Watkins finishes with the jam.
Charleston Southern goes on a run Nick Mitchell finds O.J. Linney on the baseline. Linney sinks the one-handed turnaround jumper.
The Bucs use good ball movement to open up James Seegars for the three and Charleston Southern had the 37-29 lead at the half.
[super=33-Charleston Southern/71/Radford/74;]


The second half was a different story. B.J. Haigler looks inside to Andrey Savtchenko and the Highlanders pick up the 74-71 win.
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[S-VMI]


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The VMI Keydets also were home last night in Lexington looking to get the team's 6th win of the season against the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington/UNCG vs. VMI; :00]

The Keydet pep band was pumped up for VMI's 5th Southern Conference game of the season. But UNC-G would strike early and often as Jay Joseph makes the steal and heads up court to feed Ronnie Taylor for the layin. VMI would answer that with some nice moves from Richard Little. He hits the jumper for two of his 13 points on the night. The Spartans' Jeff Williams will turn the VMI turnover into another easy two pointer as Taylor puts on some aerial antics ands throws in the hoop.
[super=33-UNCG/73/VMI/69;]

VMI would get another superb effort from Eric Mann who scored a career high 19 and grabbed 17 rebounds. But the Keydets fall in this one 73-to-69.
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[S-UVa]


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On the women's court last night, 24th ranked UVa suffered a rare home loss at University Hall as 20th ranked Clemson knocked off the Cavs 87-to-71.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Clemson vs. Virginia-HTS; :00]

Virginia had won 23 of its last 24 home games coming into tonight's game, but Clemson was in control throughout the contest as the Tigers led by four points at the half and just kept extending that advantage in the second 20 minutes.
[SUPER=33-Clemson #20/87/Virginia #24/71;]

Clemson gets the 16 point win despite 25 points and 13 rebounds from (sky) Schuye LaRue. UVa and Clemson are both now 4-and-2 in the ACC.
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[S-WDBJ]


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The Virginia men will be on the University Hall hardwood tonight.
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[GO TO PINNACLE] Virginia looks to return to its winning ways against Florida State. The Hoos and Seminoles hook up this evening at 8 right here on Your Hometown Station, WDBJ-7.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express won't be back on the ice until Friday night when South Carolina skates into the Roundhouse. The Express now finds itself at the 500 mark on the season.
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[VO-NAT]
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But yesterday the team got some much needed help.
Center Mike Omicioli (omi-chelli) worked out with the Express for the first time since being signed. He has tremendous skill and speed. Adam Dewan, nearly recovered from a bout with the flu, and Ben Schust, returned to Roanoke from the AHL, are also back.
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Schust missed practice today with a slight groin pull. Roanoke lost 3 of the 4 games played without Dewan.
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After Friday night's home game the Express travels to Trenton on Saturday.

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The Roanoke Steam announced yesterday that Charles Briggs and Kerwin Hairston have been signed by the Buffalo Destroyers while Joe Shin inked a deal with the New York Dragons. These players are still property of the Steam and could be back in Roanoke if they fail to make it in the Arena League.
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Sources also confirmed that the Steam has its sights set on former Tech quarterback Dave Meyer if he doesn't get a shot in the NFL, CFL or the XFL.
The connection is not purely Hokie related. Meyer played at Ramsey high school in New Jersey and during his junior and senior seasons he played against Berganfield high school which, at the time, was coached by Pete Shaw, the current vice president of football operations for the Steam.
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Jeff Gordon got a chance to unwind this morning before Daytona and the upcoming the Winston Cup season start consuming his every thought.
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Jeff joined Regis Philbin yesterday and served as the co-host on the Regis show. Gordon got to trade barbs with Tom Selleck and then Regis stuck it to him. A New York stylist dropped by to relax Jeff a little with a luxurious milk and honey foot bath and a honey and rose petal facial. (------------)