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Coming up on News 7-
Will some vans be banned in Virginia- and what about alcohol for passengers in cars?
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A car plows into a group outside a school..
Plus News 7's Teresa Hamilton suits up and goes into a burning building. Her closeup look at what's it like to fight a fire.. coming up.
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News 7 is up next.

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((WITNESSES SAID THE CAR PROBABLY STEPPED ON THE ACCELERATOR INSTEAD OF THE BRAKE INTO A CROWD OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS SUPERVISING THE CAR POOLING.))
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An out of control car plows into a group of Los Angeles School Children.
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Eighteen people in all have been hurt- several of them critically.
Witnesses say the car suddenly accelerated while children were waiting for their parents to pick them up.
Manuel Gallegus in Los Angeles with more.
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((AT LEAST seventeen STUDENTS, AND five ADULTS AT A PRIVATE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL WERE INJURED, FOUR OF THEM CRITICALLY, WHEN A CAR DROVE OUT OF CONTROL THROUGH THE SCHOOLS PARKING LOT. AMBULANCES LINED UP. AS FIREFIGHTERS CARRIED OFF THE WOUNDED THE MORE SERIOUSLY INJURED WERE TAKEN AWAY IN HELICOPTERS.
APPARENTLY THE KINDERGARTEN THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS WERE IN LINE TOGETHER WAITING TO BE PICKED-UP AFTER SCHOOL. STEVE RUDA/FIREFIGHTER SPOKESMAN: This is a carpooling parking lot area the children were being picked up by their families. WITNESSES SAID IT APPEARED THAT THE MERCEDES SEDAN THAT WAS IN THE FRONT OF THE LINE WAITING TO PICK UP THE KIDS, TOOK OFF SCREECHING ITS TIRES RUNNING OVER THE CHILDREN AND ADULTS. DAVID THIBAULT/SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: WITNESSES SAY THE DRIVER IS AN ELDERLY WOMAN, WHO MAY HAVE JUST CONFUSED THE GAS AND THE BRAKE. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))

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It appears the case is closed on a new Open Container Law this year.
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The legislation would prohibit open containers of alcohol in the passenger compartments of cars.
Virginia Beach Delegate Bob Purkey pleaded with his colleagues to vote the bill up or down, but today they sent it back to committee.
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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D- ROANOKE: WE REMOVE THE QUESTION OF TEMPTATION FROM THE DRIVER AND WE DRAW A BRIGHT LINE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. THOU SHALT NOT HAVE AN OPEN CONTAINER INSIDE THE AUTOMOBILE WHEN IT'S IN OPERATION.)) [01:02:49 :11] ((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R- SALEM: I DO HOPE WE'LL SEND THIS BACK TO COURTS. WE'LL LET COURTS TAKE A LOOK AT IT. WE'LL ANSWER QUESTIONS LIKE, WHAT DO YOU DO ABOUT THE POLICE OFFICER CARRYING THE ALCOHOL? WHAT DO YOU DO ABOUT THE DELEGATE FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, WHO DRIVES A TRUCK AND HAS NO TRUNK?))
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[SUPER=01-Del. Morgan Griffith/(R) Salem; :18]
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Meanwhile, the State Senate has given its approval to legislation that would allow tolls for new construction on Interstate 81.
The bill is part of a proposal announced last month to create new truck lanes on the interstate highway.
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The death of Jessika Lewis last July has focused attention on the safety of 15- passenger vans.
Today, the family of the 14-year old Roanoke girl joined nurses from across the state to push for legislation.
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They wore buttons with her photograph, and carried a sign that read, "Ban the Van."
Members of the Virginia Nurses Association have taken up the issue. They support a bill that would require schools and other organizations to use vehicles that meet federal school bus safety standards.
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((BRIDGETTE HELMS: WE DON'T WANT ANYONE ELSE TO ENDURE THIS AND IF WE CAN WORK TO PROTECT THE CHILDREN OF VIRGINIA, BY FOLLOWING THIS RECOMMENDATION FROM THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD, WE WILL FEEL THAT SOMETHING GOOD HAS COME OUT OF SOMETHING SO HORRIBLE.)) ((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I'VE LOOKED AT IT, MADE A FIRST PASS AT THIS BILL. I DON'T SEE ANY MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH THE LEGISLATION, BUT I'VE NOT DONE A THOROUGH REVIEW OF IT.))
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The Governor met members of Jessika Lewis' family, but said he's not ready to endorse the legislation yet.
The House Education Committee will consider the measure next week.
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[Econ-Development]


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Business officials say a new partnership will help sell Southwest Virginia.
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Today economic leaders from the New River Valley and Roanoke signed a joint resolution pledging to work together. Officials say instead of the two regions competing for companies and jobs, they will now collaborate. They're already working together on the Commerce Park in Dublin and the Port of Entry and Foreign Trade Zone which serves both valleys.
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((MORRIS V. STOWERS/PRES. NRV ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE; I THINK IF YOU LOOK AT PEOPLE, CONCERNED PEOPLE, THAT PROBABLY HAD THIS IN THE BACK OF THEIR MINDS COMMUNITY LEADERS AND ALL I THINK IF YOU WOULD TALK TO THE MAJORITY OF THEM YOU WOULD GET A PRETTY UNANIMOUS STATEMENT FROM THEM THAT THIS NEEDS TO BE.))
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Stowers says the partnership has been in the works for nearly a year. The two organizations have already gone on a marketing trip together and will jointly attend a major trade show in Toronto this Spring.
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[Warner-Martinsville]


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Governor Mark Warner has scheduled a visit to southside, where he is expected to announce new jobs and reveal more details about his plans to help laid-off workers.
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Warner would not provide any specifics about his Friday morning visit to Martinsville, but he told reporters to keep their fingers crossed. A source indicates the economic development announcement will involve about 150 new jobs.
Friday afternoon, the Governor will stop in Clarksville where he is expected to discuss the first deployment of his Economic Crisis Strike Force.
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On Monday, Governor Warner will travel to Grundy to meet with faculty and students at the Appalachian School of Law. Three people were killed, and three others were injured during a shooting at the school two weeks ago.

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Lynchburg fire officials say they should have done a better job checking the source of several portable radios they bought last fall.. radios that police are investigating to see if they were stolen.
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The department bought seven "hand-held radios" for about half their regular price from a man named Allan Johnson.
Johnson used to work for radio manufacturer Ericsson S-C-I, and police aren't sure whether he had the right to sell the radios.
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((BUDDY MARTINETTE/LYNCHBURG FIRE CHIEF: THE ONE THING WE HAVE TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR IS THE FINAL STEP IN THAT PROCESS WE DIDN'T FOLLOW THROUGH WITH WAS TO ACTUALLY CHECK WITH M/ACOM AND SEE HOW THIS PERSON HAD THEM. BUT IN RETROSPECT, I GUESS IT WOULD BE KIND OF LIKE, DO YOU DO THAT WITH EVERYTHING YOU BUY AND HOW DO YOU KNOW HOW THEY ACQUIRED IT? LESSON LEARNED IN OUR CASE.))
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Police believe Johnson was re-programming radios for 32-year old Gregory Scott Simms, who was arrested last month for allegedly stealing two radios from Ericsson.
Police searched Johnson's home Saturday and recovered numerous items.. but he has "not" been charged with any crime.
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Still ahead on News 7, an old warehouse is under scrutiny again... as the state investigates possible P-C-B contamination near the Roanoke River.
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And new demands from the terrorists holding an American journalist... others may be in danger too.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Eagles' Williford colors the Maroons Blue again. Fleming and PH face each other on the Colonels home floor tonight. This Roanoke Catholic player is headed to VMI, and we're headed to Martinsville for this week's edition of Hometown Ho

ops Weekly. All that plus an award for Chuck Hartman tonight on the Big 7.))[Bush-NC]


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President Bush says Uncle Sam wants you-- to help keep America's homeland safe...
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That was his message today at the U-S-A Freedom Corps in North Carolina. The President talked about a new program to encourage volunteerism and community service. It's called Citizen Corp- It's designed to coordinate neighborhood watch programs- It'll also call on retired doctors, nurses and rescue workers to supplement emergency personnel.
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((OUR MISSION IS TO MAKE THE WORLD FREE FROM TERROR AND THIS MIGHTY COUNTRY WILL NOT .. AND WE WILL NOT FAIL IN OUR LOVE AND OUR QUEST FOR FREEDOM. applause.))
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President Bush continues his swing through the south tonight and tomorrow- in Florida and Georgia.
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[San-Francisco]


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A man going through security set off an explosives detector in San Francisco- The suspicious shoes halted air traffic and forced thousands to leave the airport.
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It was this morning when an airport screener doing random testing swabbed a man's sandals for explosives-
The screener gave him back his sandals and just as he disappeared into the secure area- his sandals came up positive for explosives.
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((RON WILSON/AIRPORT SPOKESMAN: FOR SOME REASON THE SHOES WERE ALLOWED BACK ON THE INDIVIDUAL GOT DOWN INTO THE CONCOURSE AREA WE THINK TERMINAL HAD EVACUATED EVERY NOOK AND CRANNY WAS NEEDED TO BE SURE THAT NO ONE WAS IN THE TERMINAL.))


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The FAA says the screener picks up microscopic amounts of explosives- Sources tell CBS News the material found is RDX- a component used in plastic explosives.
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[Pearl]


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The case of a missing Wall Street Journal Reporter Daniel Pearl took an ominous turn tonight- for him and other American journalists in Pakistan.
Barry Peterson reports.
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((E-mails to several American news organizations said that Pearl's kidnappers now say he is working, not for the CIA as they first claimed, but for the Israeli secret service, the Mossad. THEREFORE, says one e-mail, 'WE WILL EXECUTE HIM WITHIN 24 HOURS UNLESS AMERICA FULFILLS OUR DEMANDS." The Wall Street Journal said tonight: Killing or harming Danny would only discredit the cause of the people holding him" His wife went on TV tonight to plead for his release. WIFE: OH I SEE THE EMAIL WHAT CAN I DO. NOBODY HAS CONTACTED ME. WHAT SHOULD I DO? Pakistani journalists Hamid Mir warned Pearl about traveling alone...and since the kidnaping has feared the worst. The new e-mail then claims American journalists are spying on Pakistan and adds: THEREFORE WE GIVE ALL AMERICAN JOURNALISTS THREE DAYS TO GET OUT OF PAKISTAN. ANYONE REMAINING AFTER WILL BE TARGETED. Previous e-mails from the kidnapers are raising suspicious eyebrows here. For instance...
(GRAPHIC/NO REFERENCE TO GOD/DEMAND FOR LAWYERS/SELL PAKISTAN F-16 JETS)

There is no reference to God...as is usual with religious terrorists. And oddly...a demand that the US sell Pakistan F-16 jets...because any fundamentalist group would not be concerned about Pakistan's military.
(STANDUP) THERE ARE SUSPICIONS THAT THE KIDNAPERS MAY BE ROGUE ELEMENTS

OF PAKISTAN'S INTELLIGENCE SERVICE...PEOPLE WHO ACTIVELY SUPPORTED THE TALIBAN AND OSAMA BIN LADEN BEFORE 9/11...AND STILL DO TO THIS DAY...AND WHO WANT TO DRIVE A WEDGE BETWEEN AMERICA AND IT'S NEW FOUND AND VITAL ALLY.. PAKISTAN.
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Whatever the motive...the bottom line cannot be forgotten...that tonight, Daniel Pearl's life hangs in the balance...and every other American journalist here must take care...not to become another hostage. BP, cbs news, islamabad))

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In a fire every second counts-- not only for those who may be trapped but also for the men and women who put their lives on the line. Tonight-- a group of Roanoke County firefighters learned to operate the latest in fire technology. Teresa Hamilton and photographer Rob Chewning went along to see what it's like in a burning building.
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Here at the Roanoke Valley Regional Fire and EMS training center, firefighters are learning to use thermal imaging cameras. The technology allows firefighters to navigate through smoke and darkness.
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The camera picks up heat and turns it into images... This allows firefighters to find victims in a smoke filled room.
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((WITH THE CAMERA YOU LAY LOW AND SEE BESIDE YOU... BUT WITH THIS YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE WHERE YOU'RE HEADED.
I've seen it when you can't see a hand in front of your face, it's like walking into a cave and then turning out the lights, that's what we're faced with but this camera it's like a whole different world.))
Steve Bandy and Mike Conner are among the latest Roanoke County volunteer firefighters learning to use the technology-- here at the training center. Approximately 200- career and volunteers have gone through the training program.

RIGHT NOW THE COUNTY HAS SIX OF THESE CAMERAS WHICH COST APPROXIMATELY 14 THOUSAND DOLLARS... BUT FIRE FIGHTERS ARE HOPING FOR AT LEAST EIGHT MORE.

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((IT GIVES YOU YOUR SIGHT BACK, IT'S PROBABLY THE BIGGEST ADVANCE IN FIRE SERVICE IN THE LAST 30 YEARS OF SO SINCE THE JAWS.... IT'S PROBABLY ONE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT EVERYONE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE.)) [RUNS14] Roanoke County has obtained its cameras through various funding sources. But in today's tight economic times-- the county is hoping for more partnerships with the business community to buy the additional cameras and possibly save more lives. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke Co.))

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Officials say they are starting another round of tests at an aging warehouse with a history of contaminating the Roanoke River.
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The Department of Environmental Quality is investigating the discovery of P-C-B's in the soil surrounding the old Evans Paint building on Cleveland Avenue in Roanoke. The P-C-B contamination is just a fraction of the E-P-A's hazardous levels, but local officials aren't taking any chances.
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((RICHARD WEEKS/DEQ REGIONAL DIRECTOR; IT GAVE US ENOUGH CONCERN THAT WE FEEL IT NEEDS FURTHER FOLLOW UP SO WE'LL BE DOING THAT IMMEDIATELY, TO SEE IF THERE'S A REASON TO BE ANY MORE CONCERNED THAN WE ARE.))
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Environmental officials say they will monitor the P-C-B levels in the Roanoke River sediment and fish population. In the meantime, officials say there is no risk to people fishing or using the river for recreational purposes.
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How long with this record-warmth last?
We'll find out from Robin Reed in just a moment.
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And the government is tricking potential investors... for a good reason.
Find out why next on News Seven.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Internet-Scams]


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If you are an on-line investor-- be careful before you click to invest...
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That is the lesson that the government is trying to send out. The Securities and Exchange Commission has placed a series of websites on the internet with phony investment opportunities. The government says that it wants investors to make good decisions on-line. One site markets a biohazard detector that beeps and flashes when it finds anthrax or other deadly germs. But when you click to invest-- a message comes up saying "If you responded to an investment idea like this... you could get scammed."
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[Snow]


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It may be really warm here.. but it's really winter in other parts of the country.
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This is what they're dealing with near Chicago- A major winter storm arrived this morning-
Forecasters say by the time it's over- some areas may get up to a foot of snow.
No flip flops... but boots and shovels are in order there.
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It was ice causing trouble in parts of Missouri- where planes had to be de-iced-
and branches of trees.. outlined in ice.
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Hoop highlights from the ODAC and Fleming, plus Catholic notes and Martinsville's in the Hometown Hoops Weekly spotlight. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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Tech's Chuck Hartman who is getting ready for his 43rd year as a college coach was honored last night by the Raleigh, North Carolina Hot Stove League with a lifetime achievement award. He had 1305 wins in his career.
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[S-Roanoke]


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We begin this segment on the ODAC hardwood in Salem where Roanoke College looked to continue its mastery against Bridgewater. The Eagles had not only lost 6 straight to Roanoke, but Bridgewater head coach Bill Leatherman had only won twice at the Bast Center in the last 17 years.
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Roanoke won the last meeting earlier this month, but in that game Bridgewater Kyle Williford scored a conference record 56 points in a losing cause. He would create all kinds of problems for the Maroons once again. First Williford just smokes the Maroon big men with the ultra quick move on the block to power in an easy two. And he was also nasty from outside. He hit 12 of his 22 shots from the field and finished with a game high 38. He's averaging 47 points a game this year against Roanoke. Roanoke lacked defensive intensity and offensive firepower. Josh Foster scored a team high 15 on 50 percent shooting, but as a team Roanoke made just 5 out of 25 three point attempts.
[SUPER=33-Bridgewater/80/Roanoke/64;]

Bridgewater improves to 15-and-5 on the season, while Roanoke falls to 12 and 8 and just 7 and 6 in the ODAC as the Eagles win it 80-to-64.
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[S-Fleming]


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The days of playing in the Civic Centers are over for now. This year Patrick Henry and William Fleming decided to move their roundball games back to their respective schools.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Patriots vs. Colonels; :00]

Last night it was Fleming's turn to play host to the rivalry in an early six o'clock tip-off on Ferncliff. The Colonels' Richard Saunders gets the party started as he comes off of the pick and drains the jumper. PH would counter with its inside game as the Patriots' big Sidney Logan powers in the tough layup for Jack Esworthy's team. Fleming would then start banging the boards as Otis Tre' Whorley gathers the rock and hits the hook from close range.


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Melvin Smith then decides to stay away from that mess as he surveys the "D" and fires in the three pointer. PH beats Fleming 63-to-59.
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[S-Hoops]


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A former assistant coach at William Fleming high school back in the day has been working his magic in Martinsville for many years. In tonight's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly, Steve Mason tells us how Troy Wells and his Martinsville basketball team are winning on the court and in the community.
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((STEVE MASON:)) ((State championship hardware and hard times go hand in hand with Martinsville. VF Image Ware will close it's doors this summer, thus eliminating over two thousand jobs. The basketball team welcomes the job of winning on the court and lifting community spirits. ((:)) ((:))
The economy will also force the closing of two prominent Piedmont District schools in Fieldale Collinsville and Laurel Park. One might think it's a relief to a program like Martinsville to lose two tough rivals, but, as far as the Bulldogs are concerned, that's hardly the case. ((:)) ((:))
Combined with their state championship season last year, the Bulldogs are 43 and 2 up to this point in 2002. The players and coach seem to have taken a chapter out of the community on how to succeed. ((:)) The Bulldogs are also 13 and OH in the Piedmont District. Steve Mason, Hometown Hoops Weekly.))
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A former featured performer on Hometown Hoops Weekly is making news again tonight.
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Roanoke Catholic senior Tadas Mankivicius announced today that he has accepted a scholarship to play college ball next season for the VMI Keydets. The six-foot nine inch Lithuanian, who is an honors student and speaks four languages, will formally sign with VMI on April 10th.
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Fellow Lithuanian and Roanoke Catholic player Jonas Norbutas also is expected to walk-on at VMI next season. Tonight VMI lost to East Tennessee State 96-TO-77 as Jason Conley dropped in 38.

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The New England Patriots announced last night that Tom Brady, and NOT Drew Bledsoe will start at quarterback in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Rams.
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Also last night, Marshall Faulk, who grew up in New Orleans and once sold popcorn inside the Superdome, was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player. He led the NFL in total yards and touchdowns this year.
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