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Coming up on News 7-
400 new jobs are coming to this area-
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while the news is not so good at Goodyear-
In about an hour workers at yet another plant go on strike.
It could be a huge breakthrough in detecting Ovarian Cancer.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus your weekend forecast.
News 7 is coming up next.

[Unique-Industries]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC1:19]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


A big boost for Southside...
In November we told you Unique Industries was coming to an old E-Toys building in Pittsylvania County.
Tonight, we can tell you just how many are on the way.
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[VO-NAT]


The party goods manufacturer and supplier promises 420 new jobs at its Blairs distrubution center.
The company will make a nearly 20 million dollar investment in the facility.
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./File Tape]


K-B toys is using the other former E-toys building as a distribution center for its internet business.
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[Magnox]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC1:28:07]
[GRAPHIC=Magnox Strike]


In less than a hour, workers at one New River Valley Plant will officially be on strike.
Today, union workers at Magnox rejected the company's latest offer. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 MB GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Justin & Jennifer /MB Set;]


Justin McLeod joins us now to tell us why. Justin?
[LIVE= Justin /FULL MB Set]
[SUPER=@justin1]


Jean, all 49 workers are willing to work for another year under the expired contract.
But tough econimic times and higher medical costs are forcing the company to offer a much different contract.
Magnox mainly wants to cut vacation time and raise workers medical premiums.
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[***JUSTIN'S MIC HOT***]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski]


Today, the company offered the workers a new contract, one that called for a smaller increase in the workers medical costs.
But union workers today overwhelmingly voted down that proposal.
So now a week long lockout officially becomes a strike just after midnight.
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[SOT 19:03:12; 19:05:44]
[IN Q=At 12:01]

((L.J. ROSE/PACE UNION REPRESENTATIVE: AT 12:01 WE'RE OFFICIALLY ON STRIKE. IT GOES FROM A LOCKOUT BECAUSE THERE HAS BEEN EMPLOYEES, THREE EMPLOYEES THAT WENT INTO WORK SO THAT CAHNGES IT FROM A LOCKOUT TO A STRIKE.)) ((ROB THORNE/MAGNOX WORKER: I THINK I SPEAK FOR MOST OF THE GUYS HERE. WE REALLY DON'T WANT TO BE OUT HERE BUT WE WANT TO BE TREATED FAIRLY.))
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[SUPER=01-Rob Thorne/Magnox Worker; :14]
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[VO-NAT]


Magnox did a release statement this afternoon saying quote "the company is very disappointed in the vote, and this can only lead to much poorer prospects in the long term."
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[***JUSTIN'S MIC HOT***]
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Tonight, There are no new talks scheduled and workers say they will remain on the picket line as long as it takes.


[DOUBLE BOXES=Justin & Jean /MB Set;]


Jean, as for the plant, it remains operational with salaried employees.


[Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=syo]
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More layoffs could be in store for the Goodyear factory in Danville.
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[SUPER=03-Danville/February 2001;]

The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company says it'll cut 35-hundred jobs this year after posting a more than 203-million dollar loss for 2001. The loss is the company's first since 1992. The cuts will include about 13-hundred workers at an Australian joint venture. The rest will come from Goodyear facilities. It's unclear how the plant in Southside will fare. Last year, the Danville factory let close to 500-workers go.
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[Taliban]


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He's the highest ranking Taliban member to surrender yet.
The Taliban's foreign minister turned himself in to Afghan officials today and was taken to the U-S military base in Kandahar.
He's being questioned by U-S officials.
The location of Taliban leader, Mullah Omar is still unknown.

[XGR]


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[WRITER=jda]
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The House of Delegates has given preliminary approval to a parental consent bill.
The legislation would require girls younger than 18 to get a parent's permission before having an abortion.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


State law currently requires parents to be notified when a minor seeks an abortion, but it doesn't require their consent.
The proposed legislation would order doctors to obtain at least one parent's permission before performing the procedure.
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((DEL. RICHARD BLACK: THIS MEASURE WILL IN SOME SMALL WAY, SHIFT AUTHORITY FROM A STRANGER WITH A FINANCIAL INTEREST IN THE OUTCOME OF THE ABORTION BACK TOWARDS THE PARENT WHOSE ONLY MOTIVATION IS THE LOVE AND NURTURING AND CARETAKING OF THEIR DAUGHTERS.))
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No one spoke in opposition to the measure on the floor of the House, and the parental consent bill passed on a voice vote. Final passage is set for tomorrow.

[Ovarian-Cancer]


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It is one of the deadliest forms of cancer- mostly because it is so hard to detect early enough to treat.
Now a new blood test could mean the difference between life and death for thousands of women.
Elizabeth Kaledin reports.
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[IN Q=The blue shows]
[SUPER=01-Peter Levine/Corelogic Systems; :12]
[SUPER=01-Ana Del Rosario/Ovarian Cancer Patient; :53]
[Super=01-Dr. Martee Hensley/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Kaledin/Reporting; 1:28]
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((The blue shows ovarian cancer The blue bar in front represents patterns of protein in the blood of women with ovarian cancer....only the women with ovarian cancer have this pattern. Peter Levine/Correlogic systems From a little drop of blood we can tell you very early on whether or not you have the disease..and to tell you that before the disease has left the organ. The technology was put to the test in a study to be published in the British Medical journal The Lancet: blood samples of 116 women were analyzed...50 had cancer...66 did not..the computer program correctly singled out all 50 women with ovarian cancer... Levine again Early detection translates into survival rates...and that's really the name of the game here. Ovarian cancer is one of deadliest because it is so difficult to find early enough to treat...31 year old Ana Del Rosario was diagnosed in April of 2001. Ana Del Rosario I had a pap smear in December and other tests..and everything came back normal The current test only has a fifty percent success rate...and Doctors are badly in need of a better tool: Dr. Martee Hensley/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Ctr. That screening test would become standard of care and then women would be diagnosed with curable stages of ovary cancer and that would be an enormous advance. In addition to the protein analysis approach...another test is also being developed that is able to detect ovarian cancer by measuring lipids...or fats in the blood. Elizabeth Kaledin/CBS News: Both technologies are new and require further testing and government approval...but both represent the future of cancer detection...looking to blood for the earliest clues. Elizabeth Kaledin CBS News New York.))

[Whooping-Cough]


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[WRITER=jsu]
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Health officials say two people in Bedford County have contracted whooping cough... a highly contagious disease that's spread through sneezing and coughing.
The first case involves a 13 year old boy--the other a 77 year old woman.
They both had a connection to a small private school.
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[Take Pinnacle Page One]
The symptoms start out like a cold with a runny nose, fever and a persistent cough that can last for weeks. [Take Pinnacle Page Two]
While it can be treated with antibiotics and bed rest, Whooping Cough can have some serious complications including pneumonia and emphysema.
In very serious cases, it can lead to death.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Health officials say most children are immunized against the disease. They are most concerned about children under 12 months who have not had their D-P-T shots.
The Health Department is not releasing the name of the school. But did say it had only 11 students and all of them have been contacted.

[Wythe-School]


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A Wythe County school is cleaning up asbestos after a steam line burst .
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[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]

The principal of Scott Memorial Elementary says half of the building is closed and off limits because of asbestos concerns. Today the 5th through 7th grade school partially re-opened to its 350-students after being closed since Monday. Officials say air samples taken in now-open areas are clear.
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((SID CROCKETT/SCHOOL PRINCIPAL; WE'VE GOT SOME PARENTS THAT ARE REAL UPSET AND ALARMED AND I UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY'RE COMING FROM I'M A PARENT MYSELF I KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT MY CHILDREN , WE'VE GOT COPIES OF THE AIR QUALITY TEST HERE IN THE OFFICE THEY'RE WELCOME TO COME AND PICK UP, WE'VE HAD MANY EXPERTS HERE AND THEY'RE WELCOME TO TALK TO THOSE.))
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10 of the school's 15-regular classrooms are closed. 7th graders have been re-located to another location and classes are being held in the gym. Crockett says asbestos clean-up is expected to take 2 to 3 weeks. At that point they'll test to see if the area is safe for students and faculty.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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They've been dubbed the Boulder Bandits... tonight authorities say they're on their trail.
Find out more when News 7 returns.
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Plus imagine whizzing through airport security with a wave of your finger.
That could be close to reality... but it will come with a price.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the GW Danville boy's basketball team makes some noise in the Star City tonight. Salem and Northside battle in the Blue Ridge. We'll meet a NASCAR driver who is not only a woman, but who also is battling MS. Plus, Amherst County's new football coach is Abell. And Tiger was barely able to make the cut - tonight on the Big 7.))

[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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A request is going out to all pilots- Receive training on how to use the plane's rudder.
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[SOT14:14:16]

((MARION BLAKELY/NTSB CHAIRWOMAN: WE'VE CALCULATED THAT CERTAIN RUDDER INPUTS BY PILOTS MADE DURING CERTAIN STAGES OF A FLIGHT CAN CAUSE CATASTROPHIC FAILURE OF AN AIRLINE'S VERTICAL STABILIZER.))
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The announcement comes three months after an American Airlines jet crashed in Queens- While no cause has been determined, the centerpiece of that investigation is the rudder and what relationship it had in causing the tail fin to shear off after takeoff.
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((IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT WE ARE IN THE EARLY STAGES OF THIS INVESTIGATION. I CAN'T SAY THAT ENOUGH.))
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New concerns from the NTSB though, that rudders could be a problem on all planes because pilots may not be properly trained as to just how sensitive the rudders can be.
So the NTSB is calling on the F-A-A to re-train all pilots on rudder use- and because of September 11th - also re-train them on rudder maneuvers to prevent terrorist attacks on board.
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[Security-Checks]


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A blink of your eye or a flip of your finger may soon be all you need to get through airline security.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England]


Homeland Security Director, Tom Ridge said the government and airlines are working on a system to make it faster to get through the airport.
The "E-Z pass" will be a voluntary biometric identification system like this one...
where fingerprints or retinal patterns will be used to identify people.
Ridge said the system won't be free, but people will be paying for the convenience of quicker access to their flights.
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[Bedford-Courthouse]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It's been serving the county for more than 70 years and now.. thanks to a 15-million-dollar facelift.. Bedford County's courthouse is nearly ready to begin its new life.
Steve Smallshaw takes us inside for a sneak preview.
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(( From the outside it looks much like it did before renovations got started two years ago.
But step inside the Bedford County courthouse and nothing appears as it used to be.
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((OLD J & D COURTROOM USED TO BE OVER IN THIS CORNER HERE..))
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Gone are the dusty hallways, the dank basement courtrooms and the crowded quarters.. in their place are spacious, comfortable and state-of- the-art offices, conference rooms and courts.
It is a facility with all the latest technology, but also one without any frills.
When citizens questioned why the commonwealth's attorney needed a fireplace in his office, county administrator Bill Rolfe had an easy answer.
[natsot 19:48:51]

((AND IT'S BEEN THERE SINCE 1930. IF YOU WENT INTO GENERAL DISTRICT COURT THERE WAS A FIREPLACE ALWAYS SITTING.. BECAUSE THIS WAS GENERAL DISTRICT COURT.))
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New uses of old space are the hallmark of this project, but some traditions remain intact.
The circuit court bench is the same, as is the public seating in the courtroom.
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((BILL ROLFE/BEDFORD CO. ADMINISTRATOR: PROBABLY USED A LOT OF SPACE THAT WAS WASTED IN QUARTERS AND SUCH BEFORE, IT'S A MUCH MORE SECURE ENVIRONMENT, WHICH IS CERTAINLY ON EVERYBODY'S MIND THESE DAYS, AND I THINK IT WILL BE EASIER FOR THE PUBLIC TO USE.))
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Rolfe says the project is on time and well under budget.
Court personnel will start moving back in early April, and the building should be ready for use by May.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))

[Boulder-Bandits]


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Botetourt County deputies say they've caught one of the so-called "boulder bandits "and have issued a warrant for another.
They say the two men are connected to a string of more than 20 robberies along Interstate 81 from Botetourt to Wythe Counties.
Deputies say the suspects first throw a large rock through a window or glass door, then crawl through the opening, usually to steal beer and cigarettes.
Samuel Clay Mitchell of Vinton is charged " two counts each" of breaking and entering and Grand Larceny.
Warrants have also been issued for a Roanoke man, but he has not been arrested yet.

[220-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=rle]
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[GRAPHIC=Accident Invest.]


A woman accused of causing an accident by driving the wrong way on Interstate 581 now faces charges.
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[VO-NAT - :21+]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 9;]

60-year-old Carol McKenna faces reckless driving charges in the December accident. According to police, McKenna got into the northbound lanes of 581 heading south .. at Orange Avenue nearly two months ago. Police say she drove the wrong way for the better part of a mile before striking a northbound car with two adults and two children inside near Elm Avenue.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A area nursing home is a step closer to closing its doors.
That's next on News 7.
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And later... Is it poetic justice or unnecessary publicity for a man accused of insulting a police officer.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Burrell]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Burrell Nursing Center will close as a nursing care facility on March 22nd.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


Carilion says it has placed most of the nursing home's 90 patients in other facilities and plans to give the building to Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare.
Blue Ridge will use the facility to house most of its adult outpatient programs.
No word yet when Blue Ridge will officially move-in. But officials say it will be a gradual process while renovations to the facility are completed.
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[Urgent-Care]


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[WRITER=jsu]
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Urgent-Care Centers are hoping to take some of the pressure off of crowded emergency rooms.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The Emergency Department at Lewis-Gale Medical Center says about 40 percent of its patients fall into the non-emergency category. And many of those patients could go to an Urgent Care Center instead.
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((CAMI JONES/DIR. OF EMERGENCY SERVICES; IF SOMEONE HAS AN ILLNESS OR INJURY THAT WOULD USUALLY SEEK CARE IN THEIR PRIVATE PHYSICIANS OFFICE THOSE ARE THE TYPE OF THINGS THAT CAN TO AN URGENT CARE SETTING))
[SUPER=01-Cami Jones/Director of Emergency Services]
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[OUT Q=urgent care setting]
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[VO-NAT]


Urgent Care Centers like Lee-Hi Medical Center don't require an appointment and offer extend night and weekend hours.
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((DR. JOE BAUM/LEWIS-GALE CLINIC MEDICAL DIR.; THE URGENT CARE CAN EASILY TAKE PATIENTS WHO ARE LESS SICK BUT STILL NEED TO BE SEEN THAT DAY AND CARED FOR. SO WE CAN TAKE A LOT OF PRESSURE OFF))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Joe Baum/Lewis-Gale Clinic Medical Dir.]
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[OUT Q=a lot of pressure off]
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The cost for Urgent Care is the same as in the doctors office although some insurance companies charge a higher co-pay.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Plenty of hoops, racing and golf news are on the way tonight, but first -
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[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]

Scott Abell is the new head football coach at Amherst County. Abell had been the head coach at Liberty high school since 1997, leading the Minutemen to the division three semi-finals this past year. The past two years his Liberty teams were a combined 20-and-5. He replaces Mickey Crouch.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS]


We get started this morning on the high school hardwood on Grandin Road here in Roanoke where Patrick Henry hosted Danville's George Washington high school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/G. W. Danville vs. Patrick Henry; :00]

The Patriots took the floor last night hoping to run and gun with the Eagles and beat them at their own game. The Patriots' Brian Epperly misses the shot, but Marlon Kemp snags the miss and sticks it back in with aggressive play on the offensive backboard. Here comes GW as Brian Henderson fires the outlet pass to Brad DeShazor who gathers himself and scores on the break. PH just kept crashing the boards as Andre Brewer gets his second tip to fall on the Patriots' end.
[SUPER=33-G. W. Danville/91/Patrick Henry/67;]

But GW would walk the walk and Pierre Stines gets a putback of his own. Danville beats PH 91-to-67 to stay perfect.
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[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Northside vs. Salem; :00]

In the Blue Ridge, Northside has been on a tear of late winning inside the district and outside of it. The Vikings' Christopher Salter gets the pass to Dennis Cauley and he hits the long two point shot for the visitors in the third quarter. Salem's Carter Tate answers that with the pass to Adam Firebaugh who springs up for the hoop and banks it in. It's 42-to-36 Salem. Northside closes the gap as Cauley hits the trey from deep in the wing. The Vikings tighten things up a bit.
[super=33-Northside/59/Salem/63;]

But Salem would prevail tonight as Alvin Bush scores a team high 17 points. Salem 63-and-Northside 59.
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[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Roanoke Dazzle was in Asheville last night trying to get back on the winning track against the Altitude. Roanoke wins it 82-to-73 as Martin Lewis leads five players in double figures with 16. The Dazzle is back home hosting Huntsville on Valentine's Day.

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Roanoke Express opened up a two game road swing last night in Charlotte by finally beating the Checkers. Mike Peron's goal with one second to play gave Roanoke the 3-to-2 win in regulation. Tonight Roanoke is in Reading. The next home game is Tuesday against Greensboro.

[S-Daytona]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=DAYTONA COUNTDOWN]


Prior to today's first practice session for the at Daytona NASCAR inspectors confiscated several parts from a number of teams Part of the exhaust system from Stacy Compton's A.J. Foyt Pontiac was taken. But he was not alone. Ricky Rudd, Elliott Sadler in the Wood Brother Ford, three of Rick Hendrick's Cars including Jeff Gordon were busted for one thing or another. Defending Daytona Champ Michael Waltrip also had several illegal pieces taken from his car.

[S-Green]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-110 4828TC]
[GRAPHIC=DAYTONA COUNTDOWN]


When qualifying begins today at Noon at Daytona 53 drivers will be trying to earn a spot on the front row for the 500. Last year's pole winner Bill Elliott will go out dead last in a Dodge, while Jeff Green hits the track first.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Welcome, NC; :00]

Green is driving full-time for Richard Childress racing this season in a brand new Chevy - with sponsorship from America Online. Remember two starting spots are up for grabs today in qualifying.
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[S-Kelly]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-111 4944TC]
[GRAPHIC=COUNTDOWN TO DAYTONA]


There also is a Goody's Dash series race on tap for this afternoon at Daytona.
[GRAPHIC=KELLY SUTTON]

That 200 mile event will feature female driver Kelly Sutton. Kelly is a wife and a mom who has to battle Multiple Sclerosis every day.
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((KELLY SUTTON:)) (( The Maryland native was first diagnosed with the disease at the age of 16, she raced part-time last year including this Dash series event in Charlotte at the Lowe's Motor Speedway. She says in reality her gender has been more of a hindrance than her disease. ((KELLY SUTTON:)) Her sponsor is perhaps the best matched of any driver in any of NASCAR's divisions. ((KELLY SUTTON:)) Her goal is also to educate and inspire. She will race in 15 different cities this season and share her experiences with the more 300 hundred thousand Americans who also have MS.)) ((KELLY SUTTON:))

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J.L. Lewis and Kent Jones both shot five under par rounds today to share the lead at the halfway point of the Buick Open.
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This is the putter that belongs to Tiger Woods. He was not so super today. This was a bogey putt. He almost missed the cut, but birdying 18 to make it by a stroke. He'll start the weekend 8 shots back.
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Third round coverage of Buick Open comes your way tomorrow on WDBJ-7 at 3. By the way, defending champ Phil Mickelson shot a 75 today and missed the cut by a whopping five strokes.

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An Ohio judge is using creative sentencing to teach a lesson.
Steven Thompson was sentenced to stand in his town square today.....
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with a pig wearing a sign that says "this is not a police officer."
A judge came up with the punishment after Thompson called an officer a "pig" and made obscene gestures toward him in January.
However, Thompson's wife did not find the event humorous and says the judge is trying to boost his popularity.
Thompson spent two hours with the pig instead of three days in jail. (------------)