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Coming up on News 7-
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A Roanoke County hotel is robbed at gunpoint tonight-
In Pulaski, just an hour and half for jurors to decide a sentence for Jeff Thomas.
Plus this is just one of several Osprey crashes- Tonight victim's wives tell why they think the Osprey is unsafe.
And local pools could face some problems this summer. We'll tell you why.
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News 7 is coming up next. [Open]
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((IT'S NOT A VERY HAPPY DAY FOR ME.))
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A death sentence for Jeffrey Thomas gets a sad reception from Tara Munsey's family.
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[Thomas]


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Tara Munsey's mother made an emotional plea to jurors to spare Thomas' life.
But prosecutors told them to remember that he gave Tara Munsey no such choice.
It took only an hour and half for the jury to sentence Thomas to die.
Marya Jones has the reaction of the families and attorneys.
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(( Jurors made no comments as they left the two-week trial shortly after sentencing Thomas to die.
The sentence brought no comfort to Tara parents, Bill Munsey and Kitty Irwin.
Irwin had asked jurors to give him a life sentence.
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((KITTY IRWIN/TARA'S MOTHER: I JUST THINK THIS IS ANOTHER PERSON WHO MAY LOSE THEIR LIFE AND ONE WAS ENOUGH WITH MY DAUGHTER.))
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Prosecutor Mike Fleenor said it was up to jurors to weigh the family's wishes with the interests of the community.

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((MIKE FLEENOR/PROSECUTOR: IT'S UP TO THEM. AND THEY FELT THE DEATH PENALTY WAS APPROPRIATE PUNISHMENT AND SO WE'RE SATISFIED WITH THAT.))
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Tara's boyfriend Nick Zaroba introduced her to Thomas.
He said he had mixed feelings about the man he once called a friend being sentenced to die.
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((NICK ZAROBA/TARA'S BOYFRIEND: I THINK EITHER WAY HE DESERVES IT, AND EVEN MORE SO LIFE THAN DEATH. DEATH WOULD BE THE EASY WAY OUT. ))
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Jeff Thomas was as expressionless leaving court as he was when when his sentence was read.
His attorneys said he asked them to tell his family that he loved them.
Thomas' father and his family feel this should not be the end of the murder investigation.
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((VIRGIL THOMAS/THOMAS' FATHER: I FEEL LIKE THERE'S STILL A KILLER OUT THERE SOMEWHERE AND MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO MY FAMILY AND THE FAMILY OF TARA MUNSEY.))
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[SU 00:58 - 1:14] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: JEFF THOMAS HAD NO WITNESSES ON HIS BEHALF DURING THE SENTENCING HEARING. HE AND HIS ATTORNEYS OPTED NOT TO AFTER THE MUNSEY FAMILY'S PLEAS FOR A LIFE SENTENCE. HIS ATTORNEYS SAY AN APPEAL OF THE CONVICTION AND THE SENTENCE WILL BE AUTOMATIC. MJN7, PULASKI.))
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Three railroad engines were coming down the track .. when a woman tried to drive across.
State police say Billie Jo Thornton of Troutville is hospitalized with head injuries, broken bones, cuts and bruises.
Officers tell us Thornton went across the Norfolk Southern tracks in Troutville this afternoon, right in front of the locomotives.





[Ramada-Robbery]


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An armed robbery tonight in Roanoke County.
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It happened at the Ramada Limited and Villager Inn off Peters Creek Road around 9 o'clock.
The owner of the hotels says the suspect pointed a gun at the clerk, and demanded money.
Several hundred dollars was reportedly taken.
The hotel does not have video surveillance.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [03/09/2001] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][School-Shooting]


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The 9-1-1 tapes of Monday's school shooting in California were released today. As Manuel Gallegus reports, they provide a chilling account of the first few minutes.
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How many people have been shot? Uh, a friend of mine has been shot I think a few others have. Do you think theres a couple people been shot?
A PHONE CALL TO 9-1-1 FROM A DESPERATE AND FRIGHTENED SANTANA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, WHOSE FRIEND HAD JUST BEEN SHOT.

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I know youre really afraid, but were on our way-- OK honey--dont hang up, is there someone there that can stop the bleeding?
EARLY ON, THE FRANTIC CALLS CAME-IN FROM SEVERAL PLACES AROUND THE CAMPUS

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so we dont know where the shooter is no I have no idea, students just came running into came running to the office saying that a student had been shot. Yes hes in the counseling office right now. But you dont know where the shooter is no I have no idea.

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15 YEAR OLD ANDY WILLIAMS IS ACCUSED OF KILLING TWO STUDENTS AND WOUNDING 13 OTHERS--HE IS CHARGED AS AN ADULT.

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WHEN WILLIAMS FIRST ARRIVED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY, HE MADE A VIDEO FOR HIS FRIENDS BACK HOME IN MARYLAND. HE APPEARS HAPPY.
BUT, HIS OLD FRIENDS SAY EVENTUALLY HE DIDNT LIKE HIS NEW SCHOOL, AND THAT THE SHOOTINGS HAPPENED BECAUSE HE HAD BEEN, TEASED, BEATEN -UP AND ROBBED OF HIS SKATEBOARD BY SANTANA HIGH BULLIES.
WILLIAMS OLD FRIENDS SAY HE MUST HAVE CHANGED BECAUSE BACK IN 1999 HE WAS SADDENED AND HORRIFIED BY THE SHOOTINGS AT COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL.

MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS))[Parent-Patrol]


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From Columbine to the school shooting in California this week, kids bringing guns to school is a problem that is not going away.
But one school in Roanoke County is putting parents on patrol to make sure violence doesn't happen. Kate Weidaw reports.
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It's not just students who fill the halls at Hidden Valley Junior High School when the bell rings. Parents are there too.

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((NANCY GREEN/PARENT: WE'RE CERTAINLY ALERT TO ANYTHING THAT MIGHT BE OUT OF THE ORDINARY.))
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((PRISCILLA WOODSON/PARENT: AS A PARENT, IT GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO GET IN THE SCHOOL AND TO SEE WHAT IS GOING ON AND WHAT YOUR KID DOES DURING THE DAY.))
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Priscilla Woodson is just one of 50 parents who are taking part in the school watch program. Parents volunteer their time to walk the halls keeping a watchful eye and open ear to what's happening.

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((JULIE BECKER/PARENT: JUST OBSERVE WHAT'S GOING ON, CHECK THE ENTRANCES AND EXITS LISTEN AT THE BATHROOMS TO SEE IF THERE IS ANY UNUSUAL NOISE WATCH THE KIDS AS THEY ARE GOING THROUGH THE HALLWAYS.))
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: WHILE VIOLENCE HAS NEVER BEEN A PROBLEM IN THE HALLS OF HIDDEN VALLEY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, THE STUDENTS SAY THEY FEEL MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE KNOWING THE PARENTS ARE HERE.))
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((KAITLIN JOHNSON/STUDENT: IT MAKES ME FEEL SAFER NOW KNOWING THERE ARE MORE PARENTS IN THE HALLWAY MAKING SURE THAT NO GUNS OR ANYTHING.))
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It also makes parents feel they're making a difference.

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((PRISCILLA WOODSON/PARENT: WHEN THINGS HAPPEN THAT MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE SCHOOL ISN'T A SAFE PLACE FOR YOUR KIDS IT GIVES YOU SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE MAKING IT A SAFE PLACE FOR THEM.))
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((NANCY GREENE/PARENT: WE'RE FORTUNATE TO HAVE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT HERE WE JUST WANT TO KEEP IT THAT WAY.))
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And with parents on patrol they hope to keep Hidden Valley Junior High School violence-free. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke County.))


[Bedford-Fire]


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Fire heavily damaged a Bedford County home today.
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Crews were called to the house on highway 122 near Big Island around 3:30 this afternnoon.
They arrived to find the house engulfed in flames.
Nobody was home at the time. The cause is under investigation.
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[Patterson]


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Elsewhere in Bedford County, a long-time station manager and radio personality will serve the next seven months in jail .. for taking indecent liberties with a child.
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James Patterson was convicted last year for offenses involving young boys... some of the cases dated back 20 years.
Patterson came in contact with the boys between 1981 and 1985 through internships at W-B-L-T radio and the local Boy Scouts group.
Patterson was sentenced to a total of 30 years, but he won't serve that time.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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All but seven months was suspended. He'll be on probation for ten years.
The prosecutor says he and the victims were pleased with the sentence.

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Roanoke County will soon have 20 new Fire and E-M-S employees. But WHERE each will be stationed is causing a new controversy.
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County officials will outline their plan on Tuesday, but they have already informed individual squads how each will be affected.
Residents of Mount Pleasant and Bent Mountain are unhappy with reports that their stations won't get any of the new employees.
Members of the Mount Pleasant Civic League will meet with county officials on Monday night.
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Napster gets the numbers. Still ahead, recording companies deliver the titles they want deleted.
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He committed the crime when he was twelve. Two years later, he is sentenced to life in prison.
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((HEY EVERYBODY, STEVE MASON IN THE HOUSE WITH YOU TONIGHT FOR A DOUBLE DIP OF HIGH SCHOOL STATE QUARTERFINAL ACTION WITH NORTHSIDE. MARTINSVILLE AND RADFORD. UVA IS DEFINITELY HAVING TECH-NICAL PROBLEMS, QUALIFYING FROM ATLANTA, THE CHARGERS SIGN DOUG FLUTIE, AND SOME SOCCER, ALL OF THIS IN SPORTS.))

[Wrestling]


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A 14 year old is sentenced to life in prison without parole for a crime he committed when he was just 12.
Today even prosecutors pleaded with the judge for a lighter sentence.
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((We are asking you to do the right thing and don't put him in prison for the rest of his life.
Lionel Tate says he was just imitating wrestlers on TV when he killed 6 year old girl.
The little girl sustained more than 30 injuries including a fractured skull and lacerated liver.
Today his mother begged the judge for mercy. KATHLEEN GROSSETT-TATE/MOTHER: PEOPLE SAID I'M A FOOL BECAUSE I DIDN'T ACCEPT A PLEA OFFERED BY TEH STATE .. BUT HOW DO YOU ACCEPT A PLEA OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER WHEN THE CHILD WAS PLAYING. HOW DO YOU SEND THEM TO LIFE IN PRISON WHEN THEY WERE PLAYING.
But the judge said the evidence was clear and indisputable. JUDGE JOEL LAZARUS/BROWARD CO. COURT: THE ACTS OF LIONEL TATE WERE NOT ACTS OUT OF IMMATURITY. THIS WAS A COLD INDESCRIBABLY CRUEL.
The judge rejected motions for a new trial and a competency hearing...
Lionel Tat's attonrey says he will appeal- His best chance though may be to ask the Governor for clemency.))





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[Osprey]


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Women who lost their husbands in Osprey crashes told why they think the aircraft is UNSAFE.
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The widows of the several men testified before a panel of experts that will decide the fate of the aircraft.
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((BRIAN NEVER SAW THE FAMILY THAT HE LOVED AGAIN. HE ISN'T HERE EACH NIGHT AS I CONSOLE HIS FOUR YEAR OLD DAUGHTER ISABELL WHEN SHE WAKES UP CRYING FOR HIM IN THE NIGHT.))
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Four Ospreys have crashed in the past ten years killing 30 people.
The pilot of this one crash survived but at least four other Osrpey pilots have died.
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((THIS IS THE PICTURE OF THE OPERATIONAL TEAM, THE PILOTS. THERE'S ELEVEN OF THEM HERE. FOUR OF THEM ARE GONE.))
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[Vo-Nat]
Two widows whose husbands were at the controls in one of the crashes believe the Marines rushed to blame pilot error.
They believe the real cause is a rush to build a complicated technology- that allows the Osprey to hover like a helicopter and fly like a plane.
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[Napster]


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Napster is about to get "The List".
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The recording industry plans to send a list of 135-thousand copyright songs to Napster before the day is done.
The on-line music swapping service will then have three business days to block the free exchange of the songs. The action is required by a federal court injunction issued earlier this week.
Napster says users can still share all music that is not on the record industry list.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Where are the lifeguards? Still ahead, pool managers are looking ahead to summer, and they're worried.
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And space toys. Hundreds of them. Some of them go back to the 30's. We'll show you where they're on display.
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[Lotto]
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[Lifeguard]


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The threat of a possible life guard shortage this summer --has local pool managers concerned.
And that's why they've teamed up with the American Red Cross to start recruiting.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File]


Local pool managers say if they can't find enough life guards they may be forced to cut back pool hours or not open.


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[IN Q=The public wants to come to the pool]

((MARY BETH LAYMAN/VINTON SPECIAL PROGRAMS COORDINATOR:THE PUBLIC WANTS TO COME TO THE POOL AND WE WANT THEM TO BE ABLE TO BUT IF WE CAN'T PROPERLY SUPERVISE THE POOL SAFELY IN A FUN ENVIRONMENT WE CAN'T OPEN))
[SUPER=01-Mary Beth Layman/Town of Vinton]
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[OUT Q=fun environment then we can't open]
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The American Red Cross has already started offering life guard training courses. You must be at least 15 years old --and meet certain prerequisites to qualify for the classes.
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[IN Q=Traditionally we're looking at ]

((BETTY WHITTAKER/AMERICAN RED CROSS: TRADITIONALLY WE'RE LOOKING AT 200 FOLKS TRAINED IN LIFE GUARDING THAT WE NEED TO DO THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE POOLS))
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[VO-NAT]


Most pools will open Memorial Day weekend.
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[Cinergy]


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Martinsville's hopes of a new power plant are still powered up ... despite its owners financial woes.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville/December]


Cinergy Corporation announced plans to build a power plant back in December.
But today the Wall Street Journal revealed the company is headed for a merger and carrying nearly three billion dollars of debt.
Martinsville's City Manager says the potential merger will not affect plans for the power plant.
He's convinced the million dollar tax base will take shape.
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[Lodging-Tax]


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A member of Roanoke City Council is hoping to raise more money for tourism promotion, and he wants the tourists to pick up the tab.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Bill White has proposed a one percent increase in the city's lodging tax... a move that would raise more than 300- thousand dollars a year.
He wants to earmark that money for the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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[SOT 01:54]
[IN Q=Additionally it's my hope]

((ADDITIONALLY, IT'S MY HOPE THAT THE OTHER JURISDICTIONS, BEING ROANOKE COUNTY, SALEM AND I BELIEVE BOTETOURT COUNTY WOULD FOLLOW OUR LEAD AND PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING SO THAT WE ALL BENEFIT FROM ADDITIONAL REVENUE.))
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[OUT Q=benefit from additional revenue.]
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[VO-NAT]


There are now about 52- hundred hotel rooms in the Roanoke Valley, and most nights less than 60 percent of them are occupied.
That figure is well below the state and national averages.
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The Philadelphia Eagles announced today that they have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent reciever James Thrash of the Redskins. It's a a five year deal worth 8.9 million.
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[super=75-San Diego, CA; :00]


And 17 year veteran quarterback Doug Flutie signed with San Diego for a signing bonus believed to be three million bucks. He becomes the starter for the team expected to take Michael Vick with the top pick in April's draft.
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[S-Northside]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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In Bassett, Northside and Martinsville met tonight in the double A state quarterfinals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bassett/Northside vs. Martinsville; :00]

The Bulldogs came in with a 23 and 2 record. Northside always brings a strong defense. In the first half, Martinsville's Jevon Williamson passes to Brian Frazier, he is gonna rip rope from the left side, three of his team high 14.
Northside answers. Tommy Morgan gives to Jason Salter, three ball corner pocket and we are tied in the first quarter.
[SUPER=34-Martinsville/62/Northside/49;]The Vikings Jeremy Naff would lead all scorers, he tallies 15 points on the ni

ght, including this bucket.
The Bulldogs Brandon Hairston with the steal and pass to Williamson for two of his 10. Martinsville wins 62-49 and advance to the semi finals next Friday at 7 pm at Liberty University.
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[S-Radford]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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In single A, Radford would meet Haysi in a state quarterfinal match up.
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[VO-NAT]
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This game tips off at Cassell Coliseum on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. In the second quarter, Darris Nichols drives hard to the iron and gets two off the glass and it was 27-13 Bobcats.
Haysi comes right back. Kevin Stanley gets nothing but net from the top of the key, but Radford still had the big lead.
[SUPER=34-Radford/75/Haysi/54;]Then, Shane Nichols with the bullet to Robert Frye, he finishes with the basket in clos

e. Radford's Terrell Dobbins is gonna gab the rebound and score. Bobcats win 75-54 and will play the state semi-finals next Friday at Liberty University at 2:45.
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State high school basketball playoff action hits the hardwood again Saturday night.
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In triple A, Franklin County takes on TC Williams at Robinson high school at 7. In girls, Hayfield battles G.W. Danville at Averett College also at seven.
In double A, Dan River and Heritage will play at E.C. Glass at seven.
In single A action, Parry McCluer plays Council at Virginia High at seven.

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Virginia leading scorer Chris Williams was held to seven points as his Cavaliers lost to Georgia Tech for a third time this season in the ACC tournament today in Atlanta.
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Travis Watson had a solid game for UVa, pumping in 12 points while pulling down 11 rebounds. Georgia tech led 26-24 at the half.
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Roger Mason was the top scorer for the Cavaliers, ripping rope for 20 points, his basket here made it 55-55 with 8 minutes left. But Jackets big man Alvin Jones broke John Salley's blocks record, he had six today, 12 rebounds and 20 points. Georgia Tech beats UVa 74-69.
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Georgia Tech advances to the semi finals against North Carolina. The Tarheels beat Clemson in the early game 99-81. Jason Capel scored 23 points and hit all six of his three pointers.
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Roanoke's Knights of Columbus Council 562 is celebrating it's 100th year by helping young people. Games will be played, tomorrow and Sunday at Roanoke Catholic. Denise Allen has more on the 31st Basketball Tournament.
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((At stake on this afternoon--a trip to the final four--the basketball Tournament for Youth final four.
The tournament has grown since 1970 when it was just for 13 and 14 year olds.
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Now the competition includes Midget, Little, Junior, and Pony Divisions. More than 200 invitations are sent out to all the rec teams in Roanoke and the surrounding counties.
12 cheerleading squads will also vie for tourament honors this weekend.
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More than 650 young people have participated this year.
150 volunteers help carry out this event.
Pete Ragone has worked the tournament every year since its inception.
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All the money raised in the six day tournament goes to youth sports for equipment and uniforms.
It also benefits the volunteers.
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Something the players feel as well, at the end of championship weekend.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports. ))
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Qualifying for Sunday's Cracker Barrel 500 at Atlanta hit the 1.54. mile oval today.
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Dale Jarrett captures pole at 192.748 miles per hour. This is Jarrett's second consecutive pole and 12th of his Winston Cup career. Mark Martin will start fourth and Jeff Gordon qualified second.
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The area middle and high schools are preparing for soccer tryouts and the first week of practice
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The Andrew Lewis Middle school girls team had a special guest at their practice today.
John Ellis, an assistant with the United States National Women's team, dropped by the school for a clinic.
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Qualifying spots for a team that competes around the country are up for grabs this weekend as 600 swimmers ages 8 to 14 are in Radford swimming for individual and team titles.
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It's the state swim meet for the perspective age groups. There's added pressure on some of the swimmers because the top 2 in each event will advance to the state zone team.
Making that team is a big deal to the young swimmers as far as their future in swimming.
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4-hundred Action Figures, lunch boxes, and comic books make up a new exhibit that's truly out of this world.
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Its all part of the new space toys exhibit at the Danville Science Center.

Some toys go all the back to the thirties and forties.
The space toys exhibit runs until May at the Danville Science Center which now is open from Tuesday through Saturday.

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