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Coming up on News 7-
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Organized Prayer at VMI- is no more. The ruling and reaction coming up.
John Walker Lindh appears in court...
Plus students aboard a missing bus say they were afraid they would die.
Plus this is not he planned on... An injury for Cave Springs JJ Redick.
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News 7 at Eleven.

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((NEIL MELLEN/VMI CADET: I WAS OF COURSE EXCITED TO HEAR ABOUT THE RULING. AND I WAS ACTUALLY QUITE SURPRISED AND IMPRESSED.))
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A student who started it all reacts to a judge's decision that ends a long standing tradition at Virginia Military Institute.
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[VMI-Prayer]


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The decision came late this afternoon.
A federal judge ruled that school-sponsored prayers at VMI are unconstitutional.
This all stems from a lawsuit two cadets filed saying evening prayers before dinner violated their constitutional rights. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 MB GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /MB Graphic;]


Justin McLeod joins us now with more on the ruling. Justin, what is VMI's response?
Jean for one, VMI immediately ended saying grace before dinner.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL MB Graphic]
[SUPER=@justin1]


But this controversy may be far from over.
The Attorney General is already vowing to appeal the decision.
So tonight it appears what happens in VMI's dining room will most likely be heading back to the courtroom.
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((((NAT SOUND OF DINNER AT VMI))
The more than fifty year tradition ended immediately.
Thursday night, cadets sat down for dinner without first saying grace together.
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((NEIL MELLEN/VMI CADET: ALTHOUGH THERE ARE A GOOD NUMBER DISAGREE WITH ME AND HAVE LET ME KNOW IN ONE FASHION OR ANOTHER AS OF YET THERE'S NO HUGE OUTCRY.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=no huge outcry]


Neil Mellen should know.
He is one of two students who with the help of the ACLU challenged VMI's practice of assembling students for a prayer ceremony prior to each evening meal.
The students claimed the tradition violated their constitutional rights.
A federal judge agreed ruling grace at the state-funded school amounts to a "state sponsored religious exercise."
The state Attorney General immediately fired back.
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[IN Q=Its a shame]

((JERRY KILGORE/ATTORNEY GENERAL: IT'S A SHAME TODAY WHILE AMERICAN SOLDIERS ARE FIGHTING FOR OUR LIBERTIES IN PLACES LIKE AFGHANISTAN, THAT THOSE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN TRAINING TO BE SOLDIERS AT VMI CANNOT PRAYER FOR THEIR SAFETY AS A BODY.)) [Runs15]
[OUT Q=as a body]))
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The Attorney General plans to appeal the decision to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Cadet Neil Mellen says he's not surprised by that announcement.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /MB Set;]


Jean, we could not get any official comment from VMI. We're told Superintendent Josiah Bunting is out of the country.

[Schools-God]


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Even though cadets may not be allowed to say grace, public schools would be required to post ``In God We Trust'' signs-
The House of Delegates passed legislation today.
The measure now goes to the Senate.
A similar bill died there last year.

[School-Bus]


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Students on their way to school ended up on a bus with a gunman.. who took them 150 miles away.
Tonight the FBI says the children were afraid they were going to die.. One of them scrawled 9-1-1 on a bus window hoping to get help.
Tonight the driver is charged with kidnapping and as Aleen Sirgany reports, the children are on their way home.


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[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting; 1:08]
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((THESE PENNSYLVANIA PARENTS SENT THEIR SONS AND DAUGHTERS OFF TO SCHOOL... NEVER IMAGINING THEY WOULD REUNITE WITH THEM HERE ... IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND .... MORE THAN 100-MILES AWAY. FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS SAY 63-YEAR OLD SCHOOL BUS DRIVER, OTTO NUSS, PICKED UP THE THIRTEEN STUDENTS THURSDAY MORNING -- FOR WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A SHORT RIDE TO BERKS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IN BIRDSBORO, PENNSYLVANIA. BUT THE CHILDREN NEVER ARRIVED. Robert Becker/Berks School Administrator: "We informed all the parents as soon as we could." ABOUT FIVE HOURS LATER, THE BUS AND THE CHILDREN WERE DISCOVERED IN A STORE PARKING LOT IN PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND. NUSS HAD WENT INSIDE THE STORE, AND APPROACHED AN OFF-DUTY OFFICER WORKING THERE. Peter A. Gulotta Jr./FBI spokesman: "He told the officer that he had some kids on the bus from Oley, Pennsylvania and he brought them to see Washington DCTERMS." POLICE SEARCHED THE BUS AND FOUND A LOADED SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE BEHIND THE DRIVER'S SEAT. BUT OFFICIALS SAY THE CHILDREN -- RANGING IN AGE FROM 7 TO 15 -- WERE NOT HARMED. Gulotta: 'None of the children were hurt. They are fine. They are in good spirits. They have had psychological counseling." NUSS IS BEING HELD HERE IN PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND TONIGHT. HE HEADS TO GREENBELL, MARYLAND TOMORROW FOR HIS FIRST APPEARANCE IN FEDERAL COURT. HE'S FACING KIDNAPPING CHARGES.))


[Pulaski-Gas]


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It's probably a good thing it's not too cold out tonight.. some residents in the Town of Pulaski are still without heat tonight.
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At this point United Cities Gas estimates 600 customers are still without gas service. Last night nearly two-thousand homes and businesses lost gas after a malfunction. United Cities' crews are in from other states to help repair the damage.
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((JUDY MOSS/UNITED CITIES GAS SPOKESPERSON; AS PART OF OUR PROCEDURES AT WHEN THERE HAS BEEN A DISRUPTION IN GAS FLOW, WE TURN THE SYSTEM OFF PURGE THE LINE AND BRING A SYSTEMATIC RELIGHT PROGRAM INTO EFFECT.))
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[OUT Q=INTO EFFECT.]
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Repairmen will be working through the night.
If you still need them to stop by, they ask you to leave your porch light on. Three Pulaski schools closed today because they did not have heat... but service there has been restored and classes will resume tomorrow.
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[Gas-Prices]


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It could make you pay more for gas, but today the State Senate approved legislation that would outlaw predatory pricing at the pump.
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The legislation is directed at low-cost chains such as Sheetz.
Small independent gasoline retailers claim they're being driven out of business by chains that are selling gasoline below cost.
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[IN Q=This bill would not be here today]

((SEN. KEN STOLLE/R- VIRGINIA BEACH: THIS BILL WOULD NOT BE HERE TODAY IF IT DID NOT RAISE THE PRICE OF GAS. MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, IF YOU VOTE FOR THIS BILL, YOU'RE GOING TO RAISE THE PRICE OF GAS.)) ((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/R- CHATHAM: IF I THOUGHT THIS BILL PRODUCED ANY UNFAIR COMPETITION IN THE MARKETPLACE, MY NAME WOULD NOT BE ON IT. IF I THOUGHT IT INCREASED THE PRICE OF GASOLINE, MY NAME WOULD NOT BE ON IT. WHAT THIS BILL DOES IS ALLOW PEOPLE TO COMPETE FAIRLY.))
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Hawkins/(R) Chatham; :13]
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[OUT Q=allow people to compete fairly.]
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Senator Hawkins' bill passed on a vote of 22 to 13. It now goes to the House of Delegates.
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[Va-Salute]


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No compromise on the controversial salute to the Virginia flag.
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Black lawmakers objected to the salute after they learned it was written by a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
They will ask fellow lawmakers to end the controversial practice.
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((DEL. JERRAULD JONES/D- NORFOLK: WHY WE'RE HAVING TO SPEND SO MUCH TIME OVER SOMETHING THAT IS NOT GOING TO PRODUCE ONE JOB, NOT GOING TO IMPROVE A FAMILY, NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING THAT'S GOING TO MAKE A QUALITY OF LIFE DIFFERENCE FOR PEOPLE, YOU KNOW PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND.))
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House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith says the words of the salute are fine. If "its history" is an issue, He says the state should shut down the University of Virginia and move the capitol to Roanoke.
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R- SALEM: WE HAVE A SIMPLE LITTLE PLEDGE. IT SAYS WE BELIEVE THAT VIRGINIA IS THE MOTHER OF STATES AND STATESMEN AND THAT HERE IN THE OLD DOMINION WE CHERISH LIBERTY AND INDEPENDENCE. I DON'T THINK THOSE ARE BAD PRINCIPLES.))
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Members of the black caucus have proposed a change in house rules that would eliminate the salute to the Virginia flag. A vote is expected next week.

[Lindh]


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The 20-year old suspected American Taliban faced a judge today...
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((Lindh faces charges of conspiring with terrorists to kill Americans- His parents saw him just before he went to court. MARILYN WALKER: IT'S BEEN TWO YEARS SINCE I LAST SAW MY SON. IT WAS WONDERFUL TO SEE HIM THIS MORNING. MY LOVE FOR HIM IS UNCONDITIONAL AND ABSOLUTE. FRANK LINDH: JOHN DID NOT TAKE UP ARMS AGAINST AMERICA. HE NEVER MEANT TO HARM ANY AMERICAN AND HE NEVER DID HARM ANY AMERICAN. JOHN IS INNOCENT OF THESE CHARGES. Five attorneys have signed on to defend Walker Lindh- JAMES BROSNAHAN/LINDH'S ATTORNEY: FOR 54 DAYS THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT HAS KEPT JOHN LINDH AWAY FROM A LAWYER. While the government responded saying Walker Lindh was offered a lawyer but turned one down. PAUL MCNULTY/US ATTORNEY: MR. WALKER HAD SIGNED A STATEMENT WAIVING HIS RIGHT OT A COUNSEL WHEN HE SPOKE TO THE FBI. The statement was taken by the FBI in Afghanistan . In it Walker Lindh acknowledges not only joining the Taliban and Al Queda for terrorist training, but of hearing about the September 11th attacks in advance.))
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It's a first for the textile industry and it's happening at a Pittsylvania County factory.
That's still ahead on News 7.
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And a man who allegedly smuggled a knife on two airplanes then bragged about it on the radio now faces charges.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey sports fans I'm Roy Stanley and this is what's happening tonight, Cave Spring star J.J. Redick has a foot injury The Virginia Cavalier freshman are adjusting to the A-C-C, The Roanoke Dazzle hit the hardwood tonight against Columbus and Christiansburg gears up for this weekend's Big Orange Wrestling tournament at William Byrd.
All that and more in a moment.))
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[Airplane-Knife]


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A man got on a plane in Greensboro with a knife in his belt.
No one would 've known except the man called a radio talk show on his layover in Pittsburgh to brag about it.
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The man then got on his U-S Airways flight to Columbus.. and when he arrived- he was arrested.
37-year old Robert Hedrick reportedly told the radio station he had a knife concealed in his belt when he went through security in Greensboro.
A listener called police and Hedrick was arrested carrying a hunting knife- He's charged with carrying a concealed weapon on an aircraft. Bond is set at half a million dollars.
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[Plane-Fire]


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It wasn't a problem with a passenger that caused trouble on another flight.
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A plane from Indianapolis to Detroit was at the end of the runway taking off when fire broke out in the right engine.
70 passengers and five crew members were on board-
The takeoff was aborted and all passengers and crew evacuated
One person was hurt though not seriously.
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[Enron]


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It's in the constitution- the right to plead the fifth to avoid incriminating yourself.
Today a former auditor who handled Enron's numbers- exercised that right.
Gretchen Carlson has more on the hearings into the shredding of documents at Enron.
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[SUPER=01-David Duncan/Former Arthur Andersen Auditor; :07]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Jim Greenwood/Subcommittee Chairman; :21]
[Super=01-Rep. Billy Tauzin/(R) Lousiana; :36]
[Super=01-Nancy Temple/Arthur Andersen Attorney; 1:01]
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((Members of Congress trying to get to the bottom of the Enron Debacle didn't get any help from their first witness. David Duncan/Former Arthur Andersen auditor "I plead the fifth" Last week, Enron's accounting firm, Arthur Andersen, fired their auditor, David Duncan, because of his alleged role in shredding documents. Rep. Jim Greenwood/Subcommittee Chairman: "Enron robbed the bank, Arthur Andersen provided the getaway car and they say you were at the wheel,'' Committee members say Enron documents were destroyed... 'after' the Securities and Exchange commission launched an investigation. Rep. Billy Tauzin - (R) Louisiana "I don't know whether crimes were committed but it's clear to us that our investigation and other investigations have been impeded by this policy of destruction" Although Duncan did not speak today he did tell investigators in the past that he was only following instructions from an e-mail sent to him by Anderson lawyer Nancy Temple. But when pressed on the issue Temple denied that her e-mail helped trigger the wave of document destruction. Nancy Temple/Arthur Anderson Attorney: ``I was not aware of any shredding activities, Today's hearing comes just a day after Kenneth Lay announced he was ending his position as Enron Chairman and Chief Executive. But Lay's resignation won't take him off the hook. Rep. Billy Tauzin- (R) Louisiana: "This incredible corporation somehow suspended the rules of corporate etiquette and possible put corporate morality on vacation" By the end of the day subcommittee members were still left with a burning question: who authorized the shredding and who knew about it? They say this could mean Anderson executives may be back to testify... again. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, New York.))

[Burlington]


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The Burlington Industries manufacturing facility in Hurt will be the first to turn out a new fabric called "Nano-Touch."
It's a cotton-like wrap with a synthetic core designed to increase durability.
Burlington is the first licensed mill producer of the fabric.
It's available for sale immediately.

[Barr]


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A newly approved generic drug to fight attention deficit disorder will be packaged and shipped from a Bedford County plant.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape]


Barr Laboratories in Forest will soon be sending Dexadrine Spansule to pharmacy shelves.
This Food and Drug Administration approval to manufacture the drug is Barr's ninth this fiscal year, and the second of generic drugs used to treat A-D-D.
The new drug will also be used to treat narcolepsy.
Sales for Barr reached 58-million dollars last year.
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When will the rain let up?
Robin has the forecast in just a moment.
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[VO-NAT]


And Lady Liberty's on the move... along with some other crystal-clear pieces of art.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Ice-Sculptures]


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The Statue of Liberty is standing tall, but not just off New York's coast-
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[SUPER=03-Graz, Austria;]


These days you can find her in Austria as well- at least an ice sculpture of lady liberty.
Ice Sculptors worked their magic turning blocks of ice into art-
This is serious stuff- the sculptors are competing.
Each block of ice must be crystal clear- that's done by freezing it from the bottom up over an extended period of time
Sixteen teams from 13 nations are carving for the World Champion title.
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[S-Extra]


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Cave Spring's J.J. Reddick is injured we'll have an update on his status. The Roanoke Dazzle was back in action tonight and Christiansburg will compete for the Big Orange Wrestling title tomorrow at William Byrd.
But first our Extra Point. David Duvall has withdrawn from the Phoenix Open because of personal reasons and headed home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ/ESPN; :]


Meantime, Rookie Ty Tryon got a taste of the P-G-A today in the tournament.
Playing in his first P-G-A event as a pro, The 17 year old bogeyed four of his first six holes and he would finish the day with a 77, 6 over par.
And here are some of tonight's scores.
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[S-Redick]


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J. J. Redick and his family are gathering as much information as they can.
The Duke bound Cave Spring senior suffered an injury to his right foot against Halifax Tuesday night.
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But at this time, there is no final diagnosis. J.J., who attended the Knights practice last night at Cave Spring Junior High, described what happened when he injured his foot late in the Halifax game.
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J.J.'s Father Ken Redick said by phone last night that J.J. is seeking medical treatment and various medical opinions on his foot. J.J. said he has had a little tendinitis in the arch of his right foot recently, but that it had gone a way. His foot is encased in a protective boot.
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Tonight Cave Spring hosts GW Danville for first place in the Western Valley District.

[S-UVA]


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The Cavs and Keydets met last night on the court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Cavaliers vs Keydets; :]


VMI huddling early, looking for an upset in Charlottesville.
And they would hang close for much of the first half. Jason Conely, the nation's leading scorer, takes the rebound and goes coast to coast for two.
Then Conely showing the hops, flushes the alley-oop pass from Richard Little, and all of a sudden VMI is up 14 to 12.
But that's about as close as it would be for the Keydets. Roger Mason stops and pops in the lane for a deuce.
Then J.C. Mathis heats up as he hits from the corner for 22 of his game high 20.
[SUPER=33-Virginia#7/93/VMI/59/; :]


And VMI can do nothing but watch as the Cavs run away with this one 93-59.
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[S-Cavs]


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7-th ranked Virginia has now extended its winning streak to 5 games. Steve Mason says a pair of freshman guards have made the difference.
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[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/UVa Head Coach; 1:11]
[SUPER=04-Last Season; 1:28]
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((Jermaine Harper's holiday trip home to California earned him a new leather jacket for Christmas. ((:)) In the last three ACC wins, the freshman dropped UVa some presents in the form of nearly 10 points a game. ((:)) Keith Jennifer is also benefiting from ACC experience. He scored six a game in those same ACC contests. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((PETE GILLEN/UVA HEAD COACH:)) The temporary loss of senior Adam Hall to a foot injury and the absence of now graduated shooting guard Keith Freil has exposed the need for a third shooter to help with the zone defense the Cavaliers are facing. ((:)) Freshman forward Elton Brown averaged 13 points a game in wins over Wake, FSU and Georgia Tech. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.

[S-Dazzle]


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The Columbus Riverdragons beat the Dazzle at the Civic Center last night 85 to 79.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Roanoke vs Columbus; :]


Dazzle coach Kent Davison working the bench during the game.
The River Dragons on the move Kareem Poole gets the ball and hits the mid range jumper.
Then Roanoke's Marshall Phillips takes it coast to coast and banks it off the glass for the Dazzle.
Columbus then gets it to Chris Garner who goes straight up the middle and hits the three pointer at the top of the key.
[SUPER=33-Columbus/85/Roanoke/79/; ;]


Off the inbounds Artie Griffin throws it in to new comer Anthony Pell he turns and throws down the Jam and Columbus wins it 85 to 79.
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[S-Demons]


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Six years ago Kevin Dresser took over the wrestling program at Christiansburg High School and now the program is respected through-out the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :]


The Blue Demons are ranked second in the state behind Group Two A power Grundy.
Dresser introduced wrestling to the youth in Christiansburg beginning at the elementary school level. And now he's reaping the benefits at the high school level.
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The Blue Demons will compete in the Big Orange this weekend but their major focus is on a meet scheduled February ninth at Grundy.
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech football team will open its 2002 regular season against Louisiana State University on Sunday September first.
The nationally televised game will kickoff at 2:30. The remainder of Tech's football schedule will be released by the end of the month. Virginia beats VMI in Charlottesville. More later on Mornin.