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A Martinsville man could have gotten the death penalty -- but on friday a jury gave Michael Hairston life in prison instead.
And .. A New York jury hands down a verdict - but it's nothing but good news for rap star Sean "Puffy" Combs.
We will have more on those stories in a moment.
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A Martinsville man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for killing his girlfriend and her daughter.
Michael Hairston was found guilty Thursday of capital murder and first degree murder in the shooting deaths of Evonne Hairston and her 16 year old daughter Melveena.
Michael Hairston could have received the death penalty.
Late Friday the jury agreed the defendant met the criteria for the death penalty but sentenced him to life in prison.
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[IN Q=Our reaction is relieve]
[SUPER=01-Tony Anderson/Defense Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Joan Ziglar/Commonwealth's Attorney;]
((TONY ANDERSON/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: OUR REACTION IS RELIEVE, NOT ONLY FROM THE WEEK LONG EFFORT THAT WE PUT INTO IT BUT RELIEF THAT WE THINK THE JURY REACHED THE RIGHT VERDICT WITH THE RIGHT OUTCOME.))
((JOAN ZIGLAR/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: WE HAVE TWO LIFE SENTENCES. THEY GAVE HIM THE MAXIMUM PENALTY ON ALL THE OTHER CASES. WE'RE VERY PLEASED.))
[OUT Q=very pleased]
Family members read a prepared statement after the jury's decision.
[IN Q=On behalf of the family]
[SUPER=01-Shawana Hairston/Family Member;]
((SHAWANA HAIRSTON/FAMILY MEMBER: ON BEHALF OF THE FAMILY, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT WE ARE THANKFUL THAT JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED AND WE CAN GET A PEACE OF MIND AND TRY TO PUT THIS BEHIND US.))
[OUT Q=this behind us]
Defense Attorney's left the door open to appealing the captial murder conviction.
The defense contended Michael Hairston committed the crimes but did not do it with premeditation.
Sean ``Puffy'' Combs calls the verdict in his weapons and bribery trial "bittersweet".
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Yesterday, a New York jury acquitted Combs of the charges stemming from a 1999 nightclub shooting that left three people wounded.
The rap star's bodyguard was cleared of the same charges as
But the jury convicted Combs' protege, Jamal ``Shyne''
Barrow, of assault, reckless endangerment and weapons charges.
Barrow faces up to 25 years in prison.
Combs says his heart goes out to everyone who was hurt in the shooting.
A car crash is to blame for the death of a Blacksburg man last night.
Officials say 31 year-old Russell Leon Frieze was traveling southbound on route 723 when he lost control of his vehicle .. crossed the center line .. and struck another vehicle.
Frieze was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two Virginia congressmen want to block your computer inbox from junk mail.
Congressmen Bob Goodlatte and Rick Boucher are trying to eliminate so-called SPAM.
They've introduced the Anti-Spamming Act of 2001.
The new law would crack down on senders of unwanted and unsolicited e-mails.
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[IN Q=We have ways for]
((CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE: WE HAVE WAYS FOR PEOPLE TO GET OUT OF TELEPHONE SOLICITATION, FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T WANT TO RECEIVE CALLS, OR NOT RECEIVE FAXES. BUT WE DON'T HAVE A WAY FOR THESE FOLKS WHO SEND UNWANTED SOLICITED SPAM AND SO THIS LEGISLATION WOULD CRACK DOWN ON THAT.))
[OUT Q=crack down on that.]
The Anti-Spamming Act makes it a criminal offense to use another individual's e-mail address to send unsolicited e-mail.
Offenders would be subject to a 15 thousand dollar fine.
For now, Congressman Goodlatte recommends you send an e-mail back to someone who sends you Spam, asking them to take you off the list server.
Or, he says, you can contact your Internet Service Provider to make them aware of the problem.
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"Little House on the Prairie" introduced us to life in a log cabin.
But if you want to *feel* what life was like in a one room house just head to Fincastle.
In this week's Time Off I had the chance to drop by the James Matten Early Cabin.
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[IN Q=The tiny house...]
[SUPER=01-Dottie Kessler/Historic Fincastle, Inc.; :44 ]
[OUT Q=SY N7 Fincastle]
((The tiny house at the corner of Murray and Water Streets looks like many others in historic Fincastle.
But this home is open to the public.
[IN Q=The old saying is...]
((THE OLD SAYING IS "IF THE LATCHSTRING IS OUT COME TO SEE ME." THEN YOU PULL THE LATCH AND IT OPENS LIKE THIS.))
[OUT Q=and it opens like this.]
Welcome to the James Matten Early Cabin.
Early was the uncle of Jubal Early, Confederate general.
He built this one room house in 1796 and lived here with his wife and three children.
Years later a new owner surrounded the original cabin with clapboard.
But members of Historical Fincastle, Incorporated stripped away the exterior and restored the cabin as a museum.
The home is furnished with items from Early's era, including a slat-board bed and Betsey lamp.
[IN Q=You put oil in here...]
((YOU PUT OIL IN HERE AND A COTTON WICK. THEN, WITH THIS NAIL YOU COULD PUT IT IN THE LOGS WHEREVER YOU NEED LIGHT.))
[OUT Q=wherever you need light.]
Kessler hopes the cabin sheds light on the minimalist lifestyle of long ago settlers.
She says visitors are often amazed at the lack of modern conveniences...
[IN Q=We had this straw tickin'...]
((WE HAD THIS STRAW TICKING MADE FOR THE BED AND THE CHILDREN WHO SOME IN ON TOURS SAY, "OH, YOU MEAN YOU HAD TO SLEEP ON THAT?" YES.))
[OUT Q=on that? Yes.]
...and the evidence that survival was a struggle.
[IN Q=Now they would...]
((NOW, THEY WOULD GROW THEIR OWN HERBS AND DRY THEM. THIS IS CALLED "LEATHERBRITCHES". THEY'RE BEANS... YOU RECONSTITUTE THEM IN WATER. DOESN'T SOUND GOOD TO ME.))
[OUT Q=doesn't sound good to me.]
While the cabin has been touched up over the years, the logs and the fireplace are original.
But if you want to warm your hands by this fire, you'll have to call ahead.
At the James Matten Early cabin, the latchstring's out by appointment only.
Shannon Young, News 7, Fincastle.))
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If you would like directions to or more information on the James Matten Early Cabin - just go to our Web Site at wdbj-7-dot-com and click on the Time Off suitcase.
A Franklin County resident wants you to join him on the road to a cancer cure.
Fourteen months after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease, Rob Leonard's cancer is in remission.
An avid cyclist, he's preparing to ride with Lance Armstrong in a charity event organized by the Tour de France champion after his own bout with cancer.
And he's spreading the word about early detection.
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[IN Q=In anything we put out]
((ROB LEONARD/CANCER SURVIVOR: IN ANYTHING WE PUT OUT WE TRY TO EMPHASIZE THAT AS WELL, THAT WE'RE NOT ONLY INTO CURING AND RESEARCH, BUT WE WANT PEOPLE TO BE AWARE THAT IT AFFECTS EVERYBODY'S LIFE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY. AND NOBODY'S EXEMPT.))
[SUPER=01-Rob Leonard/Cancer Survivor]
[OUT Q=and nobody's exempt.]
Leonard and friends organized a volleyball tournament last summer that raised five thousand dollars for the American Cancer Society.
And this weekend, a bike- a- thon at Boones Mill Elementary School will benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
With the help of the PTO, cub scouts, local businesses and other supporters, Leonard hopes to raise more money for the fight against cancer.
The Boones Mill event is open to the public.
It's scheduled from one to four on Sunday afternoon.
An open house at Roanoke's Studio On The Square this weekend will boast an international flavor.
The artwork is part of an exhibit that comes all the way from Lithuania and Belarus.
There are more than thirty pieces in the gallery... all are for sale.
The studio typically displays regional and local works, but organizers are very impressed with the new international pieces.
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[IN Q=It is different]
((SUNNYE KISER/ASSISTANT MANAGER; IT IS DIFFERENT FROM WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT TO SEE FROM ARTWORK FROM THESE DEPRESSED, ECONOMICALLY DEPRESSED AREAS BECAUSE IT'S VERY COLORFUL, VERY BRIGHT, FUN, NICE WORK.))
[SUPER=01-Sunnye Kiser/Assistant Manager;]
[OUT Q=fun, nice work.]
The pieces vary in size, color and price.
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In sports, the road to the final four has hit a road block for several teams.
Tennessee, Wake Forest and Oklahoma were upset along with Virginia.
The South Region's 12th seed Gonzaga beat the 5th seeded Cavaliers 86-85.
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The Zags were led by guard Dan Dickau who scored a team high 29 points. Dickau was 6 for 9 from three point range and his marksmanship led to a 48-42 halftime lead.
Gonzaga led by as much as 13 down the stretch but Roger Mason scored three of his game and career high 30 to pull UVa to within a basket, 82-80 with just over three minutes left.
Mason hit this three to make it 85-84 UVa and it looked like the Wahoos would pull it out.
J.C. Mathis missed the front end of a 1 and 1 with 21 seconds left.
Gonzaga's Casey Calvary hits the game winner with 9 seconds left, Mason's final shot misses and Gonzaga ends UVa's season with the 86-85 win.
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[SUPER=01-Casey Calvary/Scored Winning Basket; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/UVa Head Coach; :17]
[SUPER=01-Mark Few/Gonzaga Head Coach; :28]
[SUPER=01-Donald Hand/Scored 14 Points; :36]
[SUPER=01-Chris Wlliams/Scored 8 Points; :42]
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The Virginia Tech women are the seventh seed in the NCAA Mideast region.
They played 10th seeded Denver in the first round yesterday.
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The Lady Hokies jumped out to a fast start.
Hokies leader, (terry) Tere Williams is gonna make the nice move in the paint and scores.
Then, former Lord Botetourt star Sarah Hicks steps up and nails the long two pointer to give Tech a four point advantage.
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Senior Amy Wetzel converts the perfect pass with the reverse lay up as the Hokies went on a 10-OH run to start the game.
Hicks would open the game 3 for 3, her hoop right here made it 19-6 Hokies.
Tech never looked back and beats the Denver Pioneers 77 to 57.
They advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
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The Hokies will meet second seeded Texas Tech in the second round on Sunday.
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning ... The legal battle has started for the California teen accused of opening fire at his school as attorneys try to get his case moved to juvenile court.
And ... A local business owner welcomes a protest atf his store .. saying it's good for business.
We'll have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
Attorneys for the teenager charged with opening fire at a California high school earlier this month will challenge a state law ordering the case to adult court.
The Public Defender says justice would be better served if 15-year-old Andy Williams were tried in juvenile court.
Among other charges Williams faces two counts of murder for the March 5th shooting at Santana High School.
Under California law the case falls into the category of certain violent crimes automatically removed from the jurisdiction of juvenile court.
But his supporters say challenging that law may give Williams the help he needs.
The teen's father says he is confused by the shooting and scared for his son.
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[IN Q=Mere words cannot express...]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Williams/Shooting Suspect's Father;]
((MERE WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS THE REMORSE I FEEL FOR THE FAMILIES. MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE PEOPLE INVOLVED.))
[OUT Q=to the people involved.]
Williams is being held in juvenile custody pending his arraignment.
Bring on the protestors.
That's the word from the owner of the Leatherhous on Campbell Avenue who says a protest by "NRV Care" yesterday was actually GOOD for business.
Kate Weidaw reports.
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[SUPER=01-Andy Cohen/Leatherhous Owner;:00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Deaton/Leather Advocate;:40]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke.]
((ANDY COHEN/LEATHERHOUS OWNER: IT'S ALL ACTUALLY KIND OF HILARIOUS WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT.))
It doesn't bother Andy Cohen when he looks at the protesters outside his shop carrying signs saying leather equals murder.
((ANDY COHEN: ALL THE PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD THESE COLLEGE STUDENTS DON'T HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO DO THEN DRIVE TO ROANOKE ON A RAINY DAY.))
One protester decided to make his statement by sitting down in the doorway. Cohen called the police.
((NAT SOUND POLICE TALKING TO PROTESTER.))
Police hand cuffed the protester and had to drag him to the car. The rest of the anti-leather demonstrators stayed on the curb. But not everyone in this group is against leather.
((JEFF DEATON: I WANT TO REPRESENT THE 99.9% OF PEOPLE WHO DON'T AGREE WITH THIS NONSENSE.))
Jeff Deaton likes to bring his own signs to these demonstrations.
((JEFF DEATON: I THINK IT'S INSULTING TO HAVE A SIGN THAT SAYS LEATHER EQUALS MURDER IT'S LIKE CALLING ANYONE WHO WEARS LEATHER SUSPENDERS OR HAS A LEATHER WALLET THAT THEY ARE A MURDERER, IT'S ABSURD.))
Deaton even gets thumbs up by drivers passing by .... others stop to say they wear anything made of leather too.
((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: YOU MIGHT THINK THESE PROTESTERS WOULD KEEP CUSTOMERS FROM COMING INTO THE STORE BUT IN FACT THEY ACTUALLY BRING IN MORE BUSINESS.))
((ANDY COHEN: WHEN THEY SEE THE PROTESTERS OUT THERE THEY COME IN AND WANT TO BUY SOMETHING JUST TO UPSET THEM.))
So Cohen says bring on the anti-leather protesters because leather is part of America's history and it's not going away.
((ANDY COHEN: LEATHER IS JUST A STAPLE OF SOCIETY WHERE WOULD DANIEL BOONE BE WITHOUT ANY LEATHER HE'D BE NAKED.))
Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))
Roanoke-based Advance Auto Parts is driving hard to get a bigger piece of the auto parts market.
The company bought 51 Carport stores in Alabama and Mississippi, and is now the largest retail auto parts chain in Alabama.
Advance Auto now owns more than 17-hundred stores in 37 states.
This latest transaction will be complete in April.
Emergency response crews in Roanoke are stronger thanks to dozens of new EMS graduates.
The first class of the Regional Recruit School graduated yesterday.
The 32-recruits were trained in firefighting and emergency medical techniques.
10 will work for Roanoke City, and the other 22 for the county.
Battalion Chief Crosby Grindle says the teamwork exhibited by the trainees exemplified regional cooperation between the two jurisdictions.
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Put on your green... get out your mugs and prepare to be kissed... if you're Irish... and even if you're not.
For those of you ready to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day... Jacey Birch has an idea as to where you can spend your Saturday afternoon.
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[SUPER=01-David Davis/Roanoke Special Events; :16]
[SUPER=01-Jim Baldwin/Second Winde; 58]
[OUT Q=I'm Jacey Birch]
A Richmond-area restaurant is grilling up a controversy.
Neighbors of "Ghetto Burger" don't have a problem with the food.
But some of them say the name leaves a bad taste in their mouth.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls reports.
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[SUPER=01-Frank Pitchford/Ghetto Burger Chef; :15 ]
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[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Henrico Co.]
(( Frank Pitchford is serving up ghetto burgers with both hands these days.
But the ghetto part is not a sales gimmick... it comes from his mother's cast iron skillet 40 years ago.
((FRANK PITCHFORD/GHETTO BURGER CHEF: IT REMINDS ME OF WHEN I WAS GROWING UP IN HARD TIMES, ALSO, AND IT REMINDS ME OF WHERE I CAME FROM. And why is that good? 23:23 THAT'S GOOD BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE, WHEN THEY GET A LITTLE AHEAD IN LIFE, OR ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING IN LIFE, THEY FORGET WHERE THEY COME FROM. BUT I DON'T HAVE TO FORGET, BECAUSE I HAVE THAT FRIENDLY REMINDER EVERY DAY, ORDERING A GHETTO BURGER. 23:35--12))
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((THE COMPANY ITSELF DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE. IT'S ACTUALLY CALLED SEND-A-CHEF. AND IT FEATURES A MULTICULTURAL MENU THAT FEATURES MEATBALLS IN BROWN SHERRY SAUCE, THE BLACKENED BURGER, AND THE CORDON BLEU BURGER. BUT IT'S THE GHETTO BURGER ON THE SIGN.))
And that's what the problem is for several of Send-A-Chef's neighbors, including the local supervisor on Henrico County's Board.
They don't want a billboard labeling their neighborhood a ghetto, no matter what's served up inside.
((MAJOR RICHARDSON/DINER: WE ALWAYS HAVE FELT LIKE THE GHETTO WAS NOTHING TO BE PROUD OF. THAT'S WHERE YOU WANT TO GET FROM, NOT GO TO, SO ANYTHING WITH THAT NAME TO IT IS JUST NOT... But the food's good? FOOD IS GOOD. FOOD IS GOOD, YES. laughs))
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((SAM RICHARDSON/DINER: IT'S LOW CLASS, IT'S A PUT DOWN. I DON'T LIKE IT. ))
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((GHETTO, NO MAYO. THAT'S WHAT THAT IS BABY. THAT WHAT THAT IS, BABY. YES IT IS. I JUST FIXED THAT.))
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((KALELAH BRAXTON/DINER: UM, GHETTO. GHETTO. IT'S LIKE I GUESS SUPPOSED TO BE UNDER CLASS, UNDER-- YOU KNOW, LOWER LIVING OR WHATEVER.))
So the burger rush is a mix of people who want to say they had the now famous ghetto burger... and people who say ghetto's an okay word, maybe even a positive.
((CHRIS BROWN/DINER: IT'S JUST THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT YOU JUST GREW UP IN, YOU KNOW? I MEAN, THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU, YOU KNOW? YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND STUFF LIKE THAT. THAT'S ALL.))
Some diners even see the supersized sandwich as an edible allegory for the ghetto itself: over the top, too much, extra.
((JOYCE THOMS/DINER: Extra? EXTRA EVERYTHING.))
((ADINA BRAXTON/DINER: THERE'S EXTRA EVERYTHING GOING ON IN THE GHETTO. THERE'S EXTRA MONEY GOING ON IN THE GHETTO, A LOT OF MONEY IN THE GHETTO, A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE GHETTO, A LOT OF BULL**** GOING ON IN THE GHETTO. EVERYTHING. A LOT OF EXTRA **** GOING ON IN THE GHETTO.))
((SHARA MARSHALL/DINER: IT DOESN'T BOTHER ME AT ALL. I THINK IT'S A GOOD NAME. KEEP IT. And what does ghetto mean to you? RIGHT NOW IT'S A BURGER.))
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((LEGS AND THIGHS, GHETTO BURGER, POTATO SALAD.))
Frank Pitchford says he's keeping the name and keeping the sign ... and keeping the burgers coming.
Ellen Qualls, News7, Henrico Co.))
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[SUPER=18-Paramount Pictures; ]
((Enemy at the Gates" is a war movie that focuses on
one very distinct aspect of World War II, the battle
on the Russian Front that took place in and around
Stalingrad in 1942. It focuses in even more tightly
on two snipers, Vassili Zaitsev, a Russian, played by
Jude Law, and Koenig, a decorated German major, played
by Ed Harris.
As the Russian army tries to prevent the fall of
Stalingrad, they are up against a better-equipped and
deadly German army. The young men are given their
orders, those with rifles will shoot, those without
rifles will pick up the rifles of their fallen
comrades and shoot in their turn. Many men are dying
and morale is low. Danilov, a political officer
played by Joseph Fiennes, realizes that what the
Russian army needs is a hero, and he makes one out of
Vassili Zaitsev, a farmer turned sharpshooter, who
learned his skill poaching wolves. Vassili becomes a
Russian propaganda tool and the Germans send one of
their finest snipers, Major Koenig, to kill him. The
movie pulls no punches showing war as a dirty, bloody,
terrifying business. Special effects are used well to
create a frightening world where death can come from
any direction, even from above, as bombers strafe the
mangled steel and rubble of what is left of
Stalingrad. As Vassili stalks German officers, Koenig
stalks him. The two snipers play a deadly cat and
mouse game through the ruins of the city. Rachel
Weisz is a young Russian woman who becomes a love
interest for both Vassili and Danilov. Harris and Law
are excellent as adversaries who have become more
important to their countries as symbols than as human
beings. Harris brings a complexity to his Nazi
character; and Law is both luminous and conflicted as
the reluctant hero who knows he is out of his depth.
Weisz is lovely even covered in grime; she is
believably dedicated and passionate. A love scene
between Law's Vassili and Weisz's Tania in a dirty,
crowded shelter is as realistic as any on film.
"Enemy at the Gates' is based on a true event, and
has both the look and feel of authenticity. Rated R
for violence. Grade B+.))
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A quick start for the express netted them a big win over the defening E-C-H-L Peoria Rivermen last night, and a guaranteed spot in the postseason.
The Express hit the ice for their second game in a three game homestand.
Less than a minute into the game Troy Lake takes the loose puck, skates past the rivermen for the goal.
It's 1-nothing Express.
A minute later, Mike (pehr-OHN) Peron with the perfect pass to Doug Sheppard, 2-nothing Express, two minutes into the game.
Calvin Elfring gets the assist to Mike (oh-mih-CHELL-ee) Omicelli, express go on top 3-nothing en route to a 6-to-3 win...
The Express continue their homestand tonight at 7:30, hosting the Richmond Renegades[S-D3]
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While the Division one men's tournament is just getting into the second round, the Division Three men's tournament is winding down at the Salem Civic Center.
Catholic and Ohio Northern would hook up in the division-3 final four yesterday.
Pat Maloney (21CU) was the hot hand for the Cardinals last night.
Here he drives, gets the bucket and the foul to put Catholic up by 6. Maloney would score 29 on the night.
Catholic advances to the finals of the D-3 tourney with the 82-to-77 win.
And on the other side of the bracket, William Paterson and Illinois Weslyan knocked heads.
William Paterson guard Horace Jenkins (15WP) was on fire.
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Here he finds a lane and jams it home giving him two of his 30 points on the night.
And William Paterson advances to meet Catholic in the championship.
The Radford Bobcats have advanced to the group A state basketball finals.
Radford beat George Mason yesterday 83 to 63.
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The Bobcats, making their first appearance in the semi-finals since moving to Group A.
Senior center Preston Simms put the Bobcats on his shoulders early.
He scored 10 points in the first quarter giving the Bobcats the early lead.
But George Mason's leading scorer Kenny Wilson would keep the Mustangs close with two of his 6 first quarter points.
Radford's Shane Nichols then stepped up as he drives to the hoop for the score and the Bobcats lead at the half.
But the Bobcats pulled away to open the second half and Radford advances to the championship with the 83 to 63 win.
Radford will play Council for the Single A state title tonight at 7 o-clock.
The business world is an exciting place in the mind of Brian Butler.
Everyone's a superhero, with attitude and "stats."
EGOcards are the attention-grabbing product of Richmond's four year old Graphicslab design firm.
They're business cards with an edge-- for people like Mark Warner who wants to add a little edge to his campaign for Governor.
[IN Q=It goes to the name]
((BRIAN BUTLER/GRAPHICSLAB, INC.: IT GOES TO THE NAME OF THE CARD... BUFFED UP A BIT.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Butler/Graphicslab, Inc.]
[OUT Q=buffed up a bit.]
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Brian Butler and his Graphicslab are this week's Virginia Profile.
You can catch it tomorrow morning on NEWS 7, beginning at 8.