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Coming up-
The F-B-I issues a new terrorist alert.
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[VO-NAT]


More bodies found at the World Trade Center site- as well as millions in cash.
I- 81 may be getting wider. We'll tell you the latest move to keep traffic moving.
Plus is your teen using Ecstasy? The story ahead.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

[Terrorist-alert]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The F-B-I has issued an extraordinary terrorist alert, saying a Yemeni man and several associates might be plotting a terrorist attack as early as tomorrow.
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[TAKE PINNACLE]
The FBI website says a planned attack may occur in the United States or against U-S interests in the Country of Yemen on or around February 12th.. which is tomorrow.
The government is asking law enforcement and the public to be on the lookout for the suspect, but sources say there's no indication he's entered the country. [CHANGE PINNACLE]
His name is Fawaz Yahya al-Rabeei. It's believed he is a Yemeni national- born in Saudi Arabia in 1979- The FBI says he does have many aliases.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=America Mobilizes]


Officials say the intelligence about a possible attack, while deemed credible, was not specific about possible targets.
Sources say the alert was prompted by information from detainees in Afghanistan and the U-S naval base in Cuba.
If you'd like to read the FBI information- you can log onto their website at FBI.gov.

[Afghanistan]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Some answers tonight to the questions over just what an American missile hit last week in Afghanistan.
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[SOT 14:18:29]
[IN Q=There are]

((REAR ADM. JOHN STUFFLEBEEM/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN; THERE ARE NO INITIAL INDICATIONS THAT THESE WERE INNOCENT LOCALS.))
[SUPER=01-Rear Adm. John Stufflebeem/Pentagon Spokesman]
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[OUT Q=innocent locals.]
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[VO-NAT 12]


But also no word that they were Al Qaeda soldiers and no evidence that any of the dead were Osama Bin laden.
A team of U-S Army soldiers went in and brought back evidence.
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[SOT 14:19:25]
[IN Q=The anecdotal]

((STUFFLEBEEM: THE ANECDOTAL REPORTS OF WHAT I HEAR, OF WHAT HAS BEEN RECOVERED FROM THAT SITE TO DATE, INCLUDE THINGS LIKE WEAPONS AND THINGS LIKE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS OR AT LEAST COMMUNICATION DEVICES, DOCUMENTS IN ENGLISH HAVING TO DO LIKE WITH APPLICATIONS FOR CREDIT CARDS POSSIBLY OR MAYBE FOR AIRLINE SCHEDULES.))
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[OUT Q=maybe for airline schedules.]
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[VO-NAT 04 plus pad]


The remains will be sent to a lab for DNA analysis-
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[Cops-Bodies]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It's been five months today since the World Trade Center attacks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


This weekend- workers at the site have found the bodies of six Port Authority officers- 60 feet below ground level..
The officers had raced to the Twin Towers to join the rescue effort.
Near their remains was the body of a woman- still strapped to a rescue chair- used to carry victims who can't walk.
No one will know how close these officers came to getting the woman out alive- only that they gave their lives trying to save others.
37 Port Authority officers died that day- the greatest loss of life in a single day for a U-S Police Department.
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[Police-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Those officers and the many others who lost their lives at Ground Zero were remembered in Bedford today.... as hundreds of police officers from around the country gathered at the National D-Day Memorial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Bedford County sheriff Mike Brown helped organize the event after realizing that no ceremony had been held anywhere to honor the law enforcement officers who died on September 11th.
Brown reminded the crowd that police work is a dangerous profession.
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[SOT 9:28:09]
[IN Q=But when duty]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: BUT WHEN DUTY CALLS, AND IT WILL AGAIN AT SOME POINT, WE WILL RESPOND JUST AS OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS DID ON 9-11. GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU WHO CAME HERE TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff]
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[OUT Q=came here today.]
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[VO-NAT]


Representatives from each of the five New York City agencies that lost personnel were at today's ceremony.
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[Cole-Lawsuit]


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U-S-S Cole family members and survivors say they will file a lawsuit against terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Saturday]


This past weekend, 17 Cole families gathered in Richmond to remember what happened and explain that they too have suffered, along with the victims of the 9-11 attacks.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Loved ones]

((LOU GUNN/ SON DIED IN USS COLE ATTACK; LOVED ONES DIED DEFENDING COUNTRY. THEY WERE MURDERED.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((ANDREW HALL/ATTORNEY; WE ARE PROPOSING GOING TO CONGRESS AND SAY ASSETS OF AL QAEDA HAVE BEEN FROZEN AND WE CAN CREATE A METHOD TO WHERE WE CAN GET THESE FOLKS A FAIR AND JUST COMPENSATION.))
[SUPER=01-Lou Gunn/Son Died In U. S. S. Cole Attack; :00]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Hall/Attorney; :07]
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[OUT Q=AND JUST COMPENSATION.]
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[VO-NAT]


One of the three attorneys hired for this case is Jim Cooper Hill, who recently won a 19-million dollar judgment against Iraq.
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[XGR-Road]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC06:17]
[GRAPHIC=81 Widening]


The plan to add truck lanes to Interstate 81 got a boost tonight from the House of Delegates.
The House gave preliminary approval to legislation that would allow tolls on the interstate to pay for the new construction.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape]


A private consortium proposed the project as a way to speed up interstate improvements at a time when the state is strapped for cash.
Trucks would pay a toll to finance construction of the new truck lanes.
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[IN Q=Now this is a very important bill]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/(R) SALEM; NOW THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT BILL FOR THE 81 CORRIDOR, BECAUSE WITHOUT IT THAT ROAD IS NOT GOING TO GET FIXED FOR A LONG, LONG TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Morgan Griffith/(R) Salem;]
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[OUT Q=long long time.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The bill should face a final vote in the House tomorrow.

[State-Budget]


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New numbers paint a bleak picture.
Virginia's expected budget shortfall has grown to three- point- eight billion dollars over the next two and a half years.
Joe Dashiell reports several hundred lay-offs are now on the horizon. [***LITTLE HEAD PAD***]
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((The books closed on Saturday, and the numbers were not good.
Christmas sales flat. January Revenues down more than nine percent, and tax pre-payments off more than 20 percent.
After briefing lawmakers Warner told reporters that he's cutting revenue estimates by 616 million dollars over the next 29 months.
[SOT 16:25:13]
[IN Q=When I submitted]

((WHEN I SUBMITTED OUR BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS AND AMMENDMENTS IN EARLY JANUARY WE SAW THE POTENTIAL FOR THIS TREND COMING, AND PRUDENTLY I BELIEVE SET ASIDE 100-MILLION DOLLARS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2002, FISCAL YEARS 2003 AND FISCAL YEAR 2004 TO ANTICIPATE THESE SHORTFALLS. WHILE I THINK THAT WAS A PRUDENT EFFORT, CLEARLY IT WAS NOT ENOUGH.))
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[OUT Q=clearly it was not enough.]


State agencies have submitted preliminary budget reduction plans... and Warner says that could mean the elimination of 2100 positions... perhaps 700 lay-offs.
[SOT 16:29:21]
[IN Q=I renewed my appeal.]

((I RENEWED MY APPEAL TO THE LEADERSHIP OF THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE THAT WE WORK IN A BIPARTISAN WAY TOG ET THIS MOST CHALLENGING AND DAUNTING TASK OF SOLVING THE BUDGET THE MOST CRITICAL ISSUE WE FACE THIS YEAR, TO KEEP THAT AT THE FOREFRONT OF OUR DISCUSSIONS.))
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[OUT Q=the forefont of our discussions.]


The House Appropriations Committee has voted down the statewide sales tax referendum for public education.
But Warner says he is still talking with lawmakers, and says there are chapters still to be written on that.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond))

[Franklin-Teachers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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The state budget plan offers no raises for teachers ...
Now it looks like Franklin County won't have them either.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./May 2000;]


Franklin County teachers got a 3 percent raise each of the last three years.
But with no increase in state or local funding this year, the school board says it can not offer employee raises.


Franklin County teachers have a starting salary of 27-thousand-600 dollars ...
The county ranks behind 80 percent of Virginia school systems for starting teacher pay.
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[XGR-Abortion]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It was one up, one down today in the General Assembly debate over abortion.
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[IN Q=It is wrong]

((DEL. VIVIAN WATTS/(D) ANNANDALE; IT IS WRONG TO WASTE VIRGINIA'S MONEY ON POORLY CRAFTED LEGISLATION.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Vivian Watts/(D) Annandale;]
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[OUT Q=poorly crafted legislation.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Despite Vivian Watts' objections, the House overwhelmingly approved limits on partial birth abortions.
In the Senate Education and Health Committee, parental consent legislation failed by a vote.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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That proposal will be back, because the House has approved similar legislation. The bills would require a parent's permission before a minor could have an abortion.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Wind continues to whip a wildfire that's already destroyed 30 homes.
We'll have the latest when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


More and more kids are using it...
That's why a new effort is underway to warn them about the dangers of ecstasy.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[OUT Q=....BIG 7.]

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Roanoke Valley Christian goes a big VIC win. The UVa women make statement tonight in the ACC, while this Cavalier fan is always makes some noise. Marvin Lewis is officially part of the Redskins' family, and Bill Simpson is ready to put the smackdown on NASCAR toni

ght on the Big 7.))[Ecstasy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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More teenagers are using the drug Ecstasy- New numbers show the number of teens using the drug is up more than 70 percent in just the past two years- and it could double in another five years unless something is done.
Marti Johnson has more on the effort to get the word out about the dangers of Ecstasy.
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[OUT Q=in Washington, Marti Johnson.]



[So-CalFire]


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A wildfire continues to heat up Southern California--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fallbrook, CA]

The fire broke out on Sunday morning in the wealthy Fallbrook community near San Diego. It's destroyed at least four- thousand acres-- including 30 houses.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we don't have anything]

((MARY FOGG/ LOST HOME TO FIRES: WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING. WE LEFT EVERYTHING BEHIND. BEAUTIFUL CHINA AND CRYSTAL AND SILVER. ALL THOSE THINGS WE HAVE SAVED FOR ALL THESE YEARS.)) [***NO SUPER***]
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[OUT Q=saved for all these years]
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[VO-NAT]

Flames also forced residents from some 200 homes. At least 11 people are injured so far. High winds today hampered efforts of helicopters trying to dump water on hot spots.
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[Missing-Girl]


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The Parents of a missing San Diego girl are now offering a reward-
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[VO-NAT 09.5]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA]


The van Dam's are offering a 25 thousand dollars for information leading to their child. They say they hope it'll motivate someone to come forward.
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[SOT 14:05:41]
[IN Q=]

((BRENDA VAN DAM/MOTHER: IT'S GETTING HARDER EVERYDAY. DAMON VAN DAM: IT'S GETTING HARDER BUT WE'RE HOLDING ONTO THE HOPE. WE'RE VERY EMOTIONALLY DRAINED.))
[SUPER=01-Brenda and Damon van Dam/Parents]
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[OUT Q=EMOTIONALLY DRAINED.]
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[VO-NAT 06 plus]


The parents say they last saw their child when they put her to bed about ten pm Friday, February first.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[NEWSCAST=11]
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Say goodbye to Wachovia in Roanoke, at least for now.
Find out what that means to your accounts next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, they've been locked away for decades...now some long-hidden Lincoln artifacts are seeing the light of day.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Wachovia]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Open lines of communication are key to the Wachovia-First Union merger.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


That's according to former Dominion Bank executive John Clarke.
He left Dominion just before it merged with First Union.
Clark says First Union put too much emphasis on growth and not enough emphasis on communicating with customers and employees.
Wachovia-First Union says it is dedicated to informing employees about the merger every step of the way.
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((JOHN CLARKE: THE OLD SPIRITUAL SINGER BEVERLY SHAY SANG WHEN THE EYE IS ON THE SPARROW. FIRST UNION TOOK THEIR EYE OFF THE SPARROW.))
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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN BOARD]
At the end of the week, Wachovia branches in the Roanoke Valley become NBC branches.
Here are some things Wachovia Customers need to know.
You can use Wachovia checks until Friday. [ADD]
After Friday, start using NBC checks -- you should have already received those in the mail. [ADD]
Also remember that First Union branches may not operate as Wachovia branches until late 2003.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=Enron Invest.]


In other bank news, a congressional committee could ask First Union Executives to testify about its relationship with Enron.
First Union made a 25 million dollar investment partnership which allowed Enron to keep big debts off its books.


[WTC-Cash]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Amid the death and destruction at the World Trade Center site, crews are also finding a lot of cash.
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[VO-NAT 21 plus pad]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


Workers recovered enough cash to fill 60 garbage bags over the weekend- It's believed to be part of an 11 million dollar sum reported missing by the Bank of America.
Both U-S and foreign currency was found- six stories underground.
A Bank of America spokesman said the 11th floor office had a walk in vault- and provided foreign currency to other banks.
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[Airport-Heist]


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Robbers cash in on a security snafu--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England]

Thieves stole six and a half million dollars in foreign currency from a secured area at London's Heathrow Airport. At least two men raided a British Airways security van-- tying up the driver and transferring the money to another van. That van was later found abandoned and burned. The cash arrived on a flight from Bahrain-- but officials won't say who the money belonged to.
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[S-Extra]


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High school and college highlights are coming up, plus Marvin Lewis is officially a Skin and we'll meet a UVa fan like no other. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/May; :00]

Bill Simpson, the founder of Simpson Racing Products is set to file a multi-million dollar lawsuit against NASCAR tomorrow claiming defamation of character, defamation by implication and reckless disregard for the truth. After Dale Earnhardt's death NASCAR said a broken seat belt was at fault. Simpson says this isn't about money, but rather integrity and the truth.
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[S-Cross]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-113 5014TC]
[GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS]


We begin this segment on the high school hardwood as North Cross hosted Roanoke Valley Christian.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./RVC vs. North Cross; :00]

North Cross knew it would have be on its game to win this Virginia Independent conference contest. In the first half, Roanoke Valley Christian's Curtis Allman grabs the deflected pass and finds Phillip Allman on the break. He scores and gets fouled on the play for the hoop and the harm. The Raiders came back and went inside to Steven Morse who powers in two points in the paint.
[SUPER=33-R.V. Christian/62/North Cross/39;]

But R.V.C. maintained a solid cushion throughout the contest as Tim Warren hits the jumper from just inside the arc. Roanoke Valley Christian wins it 62-to-39.
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The UVa women who are trying to extend coach Debbie Ryan streak of consecutive NCAA tournament appearances to 19 straight picked up character building win last night against Ga. Tech.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Ga. Tech vs. UVa-Fox Net; :00]

The Virginia women found themselves down by 10 points at halftime, but that's when they picked up the tempo in more ways than one. Anna Prillaman, the sophomore from Midlothian was the star last night. She stepped out behind the arc and wiped out the deficit with a three point barrage.
[super=33-Georgia Tech/79/Virginia/85;]

Prillaman finished with 22 points and six three pointers and UVa scores 53 points in the second half to win it 85-to-79.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD ACC]

In one other note from UVa - Travis Watson has been named the ACC's player of the week after averaging 25 points and 11 rebounds in two game.

[S-Fan]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The Virginia Cavaliers fell to 15th in the new associated press Top 25 - but yesterday they snapped their four game losing streak and
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[GO TO PINNACLE 6999] tomorrow night Virginia will be laying in wait for North Carolina. The game tips-off at eight right here on Your Hometown Station. And when you're watching the contest you might want to keep an eye out for one UVa fan in particular Here's Steve Mason.
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((There are the wild Wahoos and then there is Frank Davidson. This mild mannered middle aged Hampden Sydney graduate has been a UVa season ticket holder for the past 22 years. ((:))
For the past 10 years, he's occupied the visiting team's side, corner front row seat of U-Hall. he's gotten quite comfortable...with his seat and the refs. ((:)) Frank says, the refs talk to him so frequently because he never cusses at them, even though his passion for the Cavaliers gets the best of him sometimes. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) A fan got out of his front row seat and started yelling at ACC ref Duke Edsall. Edsall was ready to throw the kid out of the arena, that's when Big Frank went to work. ((:))
The kid stayed and at game's end, thanked his mentor. ((:))
Davidson is especially fond of one ref who, at the end of one game a few years back, gave Frank his whistle which Davidson gave to his son. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Last night at 11 we told you it looked like Marvin Lewis would be working for the Skins afterall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn; :00]

Tonight at Redskins' Park he made it official. He leaves the Ravens to become the Skins defensive coordinator, even though as early as Sunday afternoon it appeared he was staying in Baltimore.
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[OUT Q=...FOR MYSELF."]
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[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Salem Avalanche welcomed its new manager to town this morning. Stu Cole, a North Carolina native who knows this area inherits a Carolina League champion. Cole served as the Avs' hitting coach in the late 90's - and he's excited about the opportunity manage here.
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[S-Express]


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The Express returns to the Roundhouse tonight for Mardi Gras night. The team is riding high on a four game winning streak as it welcomes Greensboro to town for a 7 o'clock skate.
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[VO-NAT]

But Travis Smith will not be on the ice for that one. Smith broke his hand in Saturday night's win in Reading when his left hand crashed into the plexiglass during a fight. He'll be out at least a month and yesterday he was place on the 30 day injured reserve list.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS]

Also yesterday, Tim Verbeek, who had a hat trick in that Reading win is the ECHL player of the week. Fans can get their first look at Verbeek in action this week - as Roanoke has three home games.

[Lincoln-Artifacts]


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The public will soon have access to some rarely seen artifacts from Abraham Lincoln.
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[VO-NAT 21 plus pad 17:36:18]
[SUPER=03-Springfield, IL]


Among the items- a signed copy of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves, a blood stained dress from the day Lincoln was assassinated- and a skeleton key to the Lincoln home.
Illinois First Lady "Laura Lynn Ryan" also showed a picture of Lincoln's body lying in state.
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