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Coming up on News 7-
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Workers at a Pulaski plant spend their first full- day on strike. Several area school systems team up to tackle the nationwide teacher shortage. A member of the British Royal Family passes away today.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

And, Jacey says get ready for rain in the forecast. News 7 is next.



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The House of Delegates gets down to work today, finalizing bills before swapping ideas and legislation with the State Senate next week.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.[XGR-Consent]


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Today the House gave final approval to legislation requiring parental consent.
The measure would require a parent's permission before a girl under the age of 18 could have an abortion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


State law already requires parental notice.
The new legislation would require doctors to obtain the permission of at least one parent before performing the procedure.
Fourteen other states have passed similar laws.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Clearly the premise]

((DEL. BRIAN MORAN/D- ALEXANDRIA: CLEARLY THE PREMISE IS ONE WE WOULD ALL AGREE WITH, WE WOULD ALL WANT TO SUPPORT. I JUST WONDER TO MYSELF HOW IS THIS LEGISLATION GOING TO BE APPLIED.)) ((DEL. RICHARD BLACK/R- STERLING: ALL THIS BILL DOES IS THAT IT SHIFTS AUTHORITY OVER THE MEDICAL CARE FOR A YOUNG GIRL FROM A STRANGER WITH A FINANCIAL INTEREST IN THE OUTCOME BACK TO THE PARENTS WHO LOVE AND NURTURE THAT CHILD AND I HOPE THAT YOU WILL VOTE FOR THE BILL.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Brian Moran/(D) Alexandria; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Richard Black/(R) Sterling; :12]
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[OUT Q=that you will vote for the bill.]
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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On final passage, the parental consent legislation passed on a vote of 73 to 25. The bill now goes to the Senate.
Meanwhile, Governor Warner has said that he will not support the legislation.

[XGR-Names]


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Roanoke Delegate Vic Thomas found himself at the center of a debate today, as lawmakers reviewed the practice of naming public buildings after sitting members of the General Assembly.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The House was considering a bill that would prohibit the practice.
Gloucester (GLAW-ster) Delegate Harvey Morgan said he introduced the legislation after he became concerned that buildings were being named after members of the Appropriations Committee.
And others agreed.
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[SOT 02:23:48]
[IN Q=For someone to feel]

((DEL. JOHN COSGROVE/R- CHESAPEAKE: FOR SOMEONE TO FEEL THAT THEY MUST BE ABLE TO HAVE THINGS NAMED AFTER THEM WHILE THEY SIT IN THIS BODY, I FEEL UNFORTUNATELY IS THE HEIGHTH OF ARROGANCE.))
[SUPER=01-Del. John Cosgrove/(R) Chesapeake;]
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[OUT Q=the heighth of arrogance.]
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A twenty- eight year veteran of the House, Thomas told lawmakers that three buildings are named after him. And that brought a defense from fellow Roanoke Delegate Chip Woodrum.
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[SOT 02:34:13]
[IN Q=And for anyone to think]

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D- ROANOKE: AND FOR ANYONE TO THINK THE WORD ARROGANT WOULD IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM APPLY TO VIC THOMAS JUST DOESN'T KNOW THE MAN AND IS NOT FAMILIAR WITH HIS EFFORTS.))
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[OUT Q=and not familiar with his efforts.]
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The House gave preliminary approval to the measure with 71 members voting in favor and 24 voting against. The bill will come up again for final approval next week.

[XGR-Taxes]


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Among the other bills that moved forward was a measure that calls for a statewide referendum on a possible increase in the sales tax. The half cent hike would raise millions for public education.
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Members of the House Finance Committee heard from a string of local officials, and advocates of public schools who said localities need help.
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[IN Q=The need we're talking about]

((BOB HALL/VA. SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOC.: THE NEED WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TODAY LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IS NOT JUST IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA. IT'S NOT JUST IN THE TIDEWATER AREA. IT'S ALL OVER THE ENTIRE STATE.)) ((ELIZABETH BRADSHER/PARENT: I ASK YOU AS A PARENT TO LET US HAVE THE OPTION TO VOTE. THAT'S ALL WE ARE ASKING FOR THIS REFERENDUM.)) ((JOHN TOIVONEN/TAXPAYERS ALLIANCE: I AM A FORMER RICHMOND CITY HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATOR AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT NO AMOUNT OF TAX INCREASES ARE GOING TO FIX PUBLIC SCHOOLS.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Hall/Va. School Boards Assoc.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Bradsher/Parent; :10]
[SUPER=01-John Toivonen/Taxpayers Alliance; :18]
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[OUT Q=going to fix public schools.]
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The House Finance Committee also advanced a bill that would allow a local referendum to raise taxes for transportation improvements, but that legislation applies only to northern Virginia.

[Teacher-Fair]


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Teachers continue to be in short supply. That's why 18 area school districts teamed up this weekend to hold a job fair. And as Justin McLeod discovered there's a new lesson plan when it comes to hiring teachers.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carol Whitaker/Roanoke Co. Schools; :27]
[SUPER=@justin1; :49]
[SUPER=01-Michael Perry/Western VA Public Education Consortium; 1:13]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Salem]

((((NAT SOUND OF VANESSA TALKING TO A RECRUITER))
Vanessa Ratliff is set to graduate from college in a little over three months....and she's already looking for a job in the classroom.
[SOT 11:26:43]
[IN Q=I just hope]

((VANESSA RATLIFF/FUTURE TEACHER: I JUST HOPE TO FIND EMPLOYMENT.))
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[OUT Q=to fine employment]


She should have no trouble.
At this job fair at the Salem Civic Center, more than 1200 teaching positions were up for grabs.
[SOT 11:06:35]
[IN Q=It gives us]

((DR. CAROL WHITAKER/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOLS: IT GIVES US A REAL GOOD OVERVIEW WHO'S OUT THERE AND WHAT POSITIONS THAT WE'LL HAVE LOTS OF APPLICANTS FOR.))
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[OUT Q=applicants for]


They're hoping for lots of applicants in the critical need positions of math, science, and special education.
It is estimated schools across our state will need to hire more than ten-thousand teachers next year.
And when it comes to finding those teachers, school systems have learned money talks.
[SOT 11:29:07]
[IN Q=Many school systems]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: MANY SCHOOL SYSTEMS HAVE FOUND THEY HAVE TO OFFER INCENTIVES JUST TO GET TEACHERS IN THE CLASSROOM. SOME OFFER SIGNING BONUSES, OTHERS PROVIDE SEED MONEY TO HELP THOSE TEACHERS GET STARTED IN A TOWN. AND SOME EVEN GO AS FAR AS TO HELP THEM PAY OFF THEIR COLLEGE LOANS.))
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[OUT Q=their college loans]


There's also a new lesson plan.
It's called the career switcher program.
It allows someone with a four year degree to get their teaching certificate in a quick and easy way.
[SOT 11:16:04]
[IN Q=We think this will increase]

((MICHAEL PERRY/WESTERN VIGINIA PUBLIC EDUCATION CONSORTIUM: WE THINK THIS WILL INCREASE THE QUALITY OF TEACHERS IN OUR SCHOOL DIVISIONS AND MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A QUALIFIED TEACHER IN EVERY CLASSROOM.))
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[OUT Q=in every classroo]


That may also require a better salary.
Virginia continues to run below the national average by as much as three thousand dollars a year.
That may be a factor in Vanessa's decision on whether to teach locally or out of state.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Salem.))

[Magnox]


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Union workers at the Magnox Plant in Pulaski have been on strike for nearly 24 hours now.
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The workers say the company locked them out more than a week ago, after they rejected an earlier offer that would have cut vacation time and rasied workers' medical premiums.
On Friday, the union rejected the company's latest offer and officially went on strike at 12:01 this morning.
Magnox released a statement saying quote "the company is very disappointed in the vote, and this can only lead to much poorer prospects in the long term."
The Pulaski location produces materials for video and audio tapes.
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[Afghanistan-Update]


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The government of Afghanistan is worried members of the Taliban are regrouping in Pakistan after the capture of a senior leader from that regime. So what's being done about it? Jim Acosta reports from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Hamid Karzai/Afghan Interim Leader; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/CBS News; 1:24]
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((TRACK:
(file of Taliban fighters)

AFGHANISTAN IS SENDING SIGNALS IT WANTS TO GO AFTER REMNANTS OF THE DEFEATED TALIBAN -- SAYING FUGITIVES OF THE REGIME ARE REORGANIZING IN PAKISTAN TO OPPOSE THE INTERIM GOVERNMENT IN KABUL.

(SOT- ABDULLAH ABDULLAH/AFGHAN FOREIGN MINISTER)

"As a whole is it not acceptable that the Taliban would be allowed, should be allowed under any name to act politically outside or inside Afghanistan."
TRACK:
THE FEARS COME WITH THE CAPTURE OF THE TALIBAN'S FOREIGN MINISTER.
WAKIL AHMED MUTTAWAKIL (wah-KEEL' ah-MED' mut-uh-wah-KIHL'.) SURRENDERED IN KANDAHAR ON FRIDAY AND WAS TURNED OVER TO THE U-S -- AFTER APPARENTLY HIDING OUT IN PAKISTAN.

(SOT- NO SUPER/ABDULLAH AGAIN )


"Some of the Taliban leaders had fled outside Afghanistan including Muttawakil."
TRACK: ONCE THE RIGHT HAND MAN OF SPIRITUAL LEADER MULLAH MOHAMMED OMAR -- MUTTAWAKIL GIVES SEARCHERS NEW HOPE OF FINDING THE WORLD'S TWO MOST WANTED MEN -- OMAR AND OSAMA BIN LADEN.

A U-S MILITARY SEARCH TEAM IS UP AGAINST BAD WEATHER -- LOOKING FOR BIN LADEN AT THE SITE OF A RECENT AIR STRIKE IN SOUTHEASTERN AFGHANISTAN.
THE PENTAGON BELIEVES THE ASSAULT KILLED A CONSPICUOUSLY TALL MAN -- POSSIBLY BIN LADEN HIMSELF.

(nats of prisoner release)

BUT IN WAR -- THERE IS ALSO GOODWILL -- AS AFGHAN LEADERS RELEASED ALMOST 300 PRISONERS. THE FREEZING MEN HAVE FAMILIES LIVING IN POVERTY -- BUT NO TERRORIST TIES.

(SOT: HAMID KARZAI/AFGHAN INTERIM LEADER)

"I told them, did they want to be soldiers? they said no, I told them if they want to work in the fields, they said yes. I said do you want to go back to where you were... they said.. no, no, no"
STAND-UP: AND MORE WAR DETAINEES HAVE LANDED AT THE U-S NAVAL BASE IN CUBA -- BRINGING THE TOTAL TO 220 CAPTIVES. SOME OF THE FIGHTERS ARRIVE WITH NEW RIGHTS GRANTED BY THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION -- THAT APPLY TO TALIBAN BUT NOT AL QEADA MEMBERS. JIM ACOSTA CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.))[Tease1]
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, some local kids get an education but this lesson has little to do with reading, writing and arithmetic...
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And, sadness for the Royal Family... after the Queen's younger sister passes away at the age of 71. Stay with us.
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[Reception-Art]


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A local girl is showcasing her artistic talent in Roanoke...
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All the pieces you see here were done by a fourteen year old.
Her name is Laura Gaines Waldo and she's been working on sketches and with oil pastels for more than six years now.


This afternoon, family and friends gathered for a reception to see sixteen pieces of her work which are now on display.
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[SOT 1:15:04]
[IN Q=I guess my strongest]

((LAURA WALDO/ARTIST: I GUESS MY STRONGEST ONE IS THE DOG FROM A COMISSION BUT I REALLY, I DON'T KNOW, I REALLY DON'T HAVE A FAVORITE.))
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[OUT Q=don't have a favorite]
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Laura's work will be on display at the Daily Grind Coffee House on Grandin Road through February 24th.
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[Etiquette-Classes]


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You could hear plenty of please and thank you's in Roanoke today.
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About a dozen area teens took part in etiquette training at the Hotel Roanoke.
The four hour class is taught by a certified etiquette instructor.
The students learn everything from good manners to proper dining skills.
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[IN Q=Their employers]

((KATHLEEN HARVEY HARSHBERGER/INSTRUCTOR: THEIR EMPLOYERS ARE NOT GOING TO PAY UPWARDS TO FIFTY, SIXTY, SEVENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS TO EMPLOY THEM IF THEY DON'T KNOW SOME RUDIMENTARY, ETIQUETTE, AND DINING SKILLS. THE QUESTION IS THEN WHAT ELSE HAVE THEY FORGOTTEN TO LEARN.)) ((JASON HOPKINS/STUDENT: I KNEW WHAT TO DO PRETTY MUCH BUT I NEVER BEEN TAUGHT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT I'VE BEEN TAUGHT TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Kathleen Harvey Harshberger/Instructor; :]
[SUPER=01-Jason Hopkins/Student; :]
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[OUT Q=been taugh today]
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Ms. Harshberger says surprisingly most of the classes are attended by boys, not girls.
She will conduct another session next Saturday morning at the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center.
Pre-registration is required.
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[Princess-Margaret]


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Britain's Royal Family and the public are mourning the death of Princess Margaret.
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The Princess suffered her third stroke yesterday and died in her sleep early this morning at the age of 71.
The Princess was the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth and known as a vibrant person.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=My darling aunt]

((PRINCE CHARLES: MY DARLING AUNT HAD SUCH A DREADFUL TIME IN THE LAST FEW YEARS WITH HER AWFUL ILLNESS AND IT WAS HARD FOR, LET ALONE HER, BUT ALL OF US AS WELL, AND PARTICULARLY BECAUSE SHE HAD SUCH A WONDERFUL FREE-SPIRIT.))
[SUPER=07-Prince Charles]
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[OUT Q=a wonderful free-spirit]
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[VO-NAT]


Margaret's children were with her when she died.
The Princess was the first of her immediate family to divorce, but her ex-husband remembered her fondly today.
And even jazzman Louis Armstrong once told British reporters ``Your Princess Margaret is one hip chick.''
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, shortly after getting their first Big East win of the year, Virginia Tech was on the road this evening, taking on Providence... Mike Stevens will have highlights.
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but before that, the Olympics are in full swing, and the hopes of a gold in pairs figure skating rest on two pairs of skates... Stay with us, we'll have more coming up.
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

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Some area women laced up their sneakers and showed off their athletic abilities today.
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More than two hundred area athletes ages 8 to 13 attended the fourth annual Girls and Women in Sports Clinic.
The event has grown so much organizers had to hold it in two places this year, Roanoke College and Hollins University.
Local coaches and doctors worked to teach the girls important skills on and off the court.
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[SOT 11:02:25]
[IN Q=Hopefully, more than anything]

((PETE LAMPMAN/VIRGINIA AMATEUR SPORTS INC.: HOPEFULLY MORE THAN ANYTHING THEY'LL ONE GAIN SOME FRIENDSHIPS SOME OF OTHER GIRLS THAT THEY HAVEN'T MET IN THE PAST AND ALSO THIS IS A SPORT I MIGHT WANT TO DO AND MAYBE A SPORT I DON'T WANT TO DO. I'VE LEARNED A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THESE SPORTS AND A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT TAKING CARE OF THEIR BODIES, SPORT INJURIES THEY MAY BE AWARE OF AS THEY GET OLDER. IT'S JUST NICE TO EXPOSE THEM TO A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES THAT THEY MAY NOT HAVE HAD OTHERWISE.))
[SUPER=01-Pete Lampman/Virginia Amateur Sports Inc.]
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[OUT Q=have had otherwise]
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The clinic cost just five dollars.
Each girl left with a t-shirt and a bag full of goodies.
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[Olympics]


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The US has some tough competition in the pairs figure skating at this year's Winter Olympics. The nation's hopes rest on the shoulders of an unlikely couple. They have already skated through the short program tonight, and still have an outside shot for a medal.
Jennifer Miller profiles one couple to watch in Salt Lake.
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[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Zimmerman/U.S. Pairs Skater; :40]
[SUPER=01-Kyoko Ina/U.S. Pairs Skater; :57]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/CBS News; 1:11]
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[OUT Q=Miller, CBS News, Salt Lake City.]

(( Off the ice, Kyoko Ina and John Zimmerman are polar opposites. He grew up watching NASCAR:

(SOT: JOHN ZIMMERMAN/U.S. Pair(s) Skater)

The noise and the speed (I got into at a young age)
She enjoyed theater.

(SOT: KYOKO INA/U.S. Pair(s) Skater)

I loved musical acts. I loved the dancing.
But together they are as solid as the ice they skate on.

(SOT: INA)

This year weve gelled so well. We are probably at the peak of our career.
She's competed in the Olympics twice before, but this is the first time the fast-paced New Yorker has teamed-up with the laidback Alabaman. .... And it hasn't always been smooth.

(SOT: ZIMMERMAN)

We just had to take the time to learn about each other, and its taken awhile.
It's taken more than three years.
(NAT - practice with coach)

and overtime they've created a passionate program ... so passionate some are convinced they're in love ... Theyre not.

(SOT: INA)

The passion we share is the love of skating. We both love to skate, we both love to perform and I think in an odd way, that is the love that we share.

And this is the Delta Center .... during the Olympics it's known as the Salt Lake Ice Center ... it's also where Ina and Zimmerman compete. Just last month, they won their third straight national title, but they admit they'll have to give the performance of their lives to beat the competition and turn their new found magic into a medal.
Jennifer Miller, CBS News, Salt Lake City))

[S-Extra]


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VMI beat Western Carolina tonight on the road 97-to-91 in overtime as Jason Conley tied Ron Carter's school record with 42 points. The rest of today's sports, right after the scores.
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[S-Tech]


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The Tech men's team was in Providence tonight looking for Big East win number two on the season.
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[VO NAT ENG#]
[SUPER=03-Providence, RI/espn-plus; :00]

The Hokies played tonight inside a building known as the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Ricky Stokes also played without assistant Mark Cline - his wife gave birth to their first child this morning. The Hokies had to be thankful they had Terry Taylor - he was the only bright spot in the first half as Tech went the first 8 minutes and 12 seconds of the game without scoring a field goal. Meanwhile Providence jumped in front 16-to-1 at the start and finshed the half with a 39-to-28 lead on the Hokies. But the Hokies fought their way back and when Brian Chase hit this jumper Tech had a 55-to-52 lead with 6:43 to play in the game.
[SUPER=33-Providence/77/Virginia Tech/69;]

But Providence took over from that point on as the Hokies lose tonight on the road 77-to-69.
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The Tech women are back in action tomorrow afternoon at two against number one U-Conn.

[S-WDBJ]


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[GO TO PINNACLE OF SUNDAY EVENTS] Your Hometown Station is the place to be tomorrow for UVa hoops. The Virginia-Clemson tip if set for WDBJ-7 is set for 3:30 tomorrow right after the N.C. State - Florida State game.
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[S-UVa]


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[TAPE#=SP-113 4915TC]
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Virginia hasn't lost to Clemson at University Hall since 1996. The Cavs are in the midst of a nasty four game losing streak. But Roger Mason says the veteran leadership on the team will get things turned around.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Roger Mason, Jr./UVa Guard; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=...EACH OTHER'S BACK."]
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[S-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-112 4919tc]
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Robby Pridgen scored 23 as Roanoke won its final home game of the season Next week at this time the ODAC tournament will be underway at the Salem Civic Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Guilford vs. Roanoke; :00]

Today's game with Guilford was for fifth place in the ODAC standings. Guilford beat Roanoke earlier this year in Greensboro, and Will O'Neil would try to make another statement this afternoon as he knocks down the fade away jumper. Roanoke would come right back with Andrew Crowder getting the breakaway layin. The Maroons push their advantage to 9 points in the first half. Guilford rallies with Josh Connor passing to Devon Clyburn. He drains the three pointer and the Roanoke lead is down to three. Robbie Pridgen, who scored a a game high 23, will later pass the rock to Mikal Townsend - who hits a "J" of his own.
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Roanoke beats Guilford 75-to-63. The Maroons close the season Tuesday at Eastern Mennonite.
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It's NBA all-star weekend. Today was the Rookie challenge as first year players in the league battle the sophomores.
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One of the sophomores with plenty of "hops" is the Clippers' Darius Miles - who throws the ball off the glass and goes up to get it with the slam. But the slam master and the MVP was rookie Jason Richardson. The former Michigan State star scored 26 points on an array of slam dunks.
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Richardson plays for the Warriors. He was the fifth overall pick in last year's draft. He also led the rookies to the 103-to-97 win.
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The Roanoke Express swept its weekend road trip by beating Reading 3-to-2 tonight. Tim Verbeek got all three goals including the game winner with 3:05 to play. Roanoke hosts Greensboro in the Roundhouse Tuesday night.

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The front row for next Sunday's Daytona 500 was set this afternoon in first round time trials.
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Not surprisingly, two of NASCAR's super teams dominated the day as all three of Rick Hendrick's cars were in the top 7. And all three of Richard Childress's drivers managed to post speeds in the top 10. But only the top two speeds lock up spots in the 500, and today no one was faster than Rookie Jimmie Johnson. The Lowe's Chevy that is co-owned by Hendrick and Jeff Gordon won the pole with a speed of 185 point 831 miles an hour.
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Johnson is the third rookie to win the 500 pole following in the footsteps of Mike Skinner and Loy Allen. Kevin Harvick locked down the other starting spot outside on the front row, while Gordon was third fastest. The big surprise was Robert Pressley driving a one race deal for Melling race. He had the fourth fastest time in the same Dodge Stacy Compton drove last year. Thursday's Twin 125s will determine the starting grid.
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Tomorrow at 2:15 it's the Bud Shootout. Kurt Busch starts on the pole.

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The NFL's best gathered in Hawaii tonight for the annual Pro Bowl. The AFC outgunned the AFC 38-to-28 as Rich Gannon won MVP honors.
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But here's the play of the game. Donovan McNabb's pass is picked off by the Patriots' Ty Law and just like he did in the Super Bowl - he takes off for the endzone. At the 13 yard line he laterals to Ray Lewis - who appears to be stopped inside the five, but Lewis will fight his way into the endzone for the TD.
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The AFC beats the NFC by 10, 38-to-28.
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The Cave Spring boy's swim won the northwest regional title tonight at the Chinn Center in Woodbridge. Led by Andy Bauman's 4 gold medals, the Knights captured this regional title for the third straight year. The Patrick Henry boy's were 8th. In the girls' poll - the Lady Patriots finished third, while the Cave Spring girls with 15th.

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The Western Valley district track meet took place this afternoon in Lynchburg. In the boy's competition - Glass was victorious with GW Danville second and Halifax third. Cave Spring won the girls' portion of the event by nipping E.C. Glass 134 to 131. Halifax County was third.