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Coming up-
Oxycontin- Miracle drug or killer? The fight goes to Washington.
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Murder outside a Roanoke restaurant.
Plus a hostage situation at a University tonight..
And controversy over a Gold Medal. Did the best win?
Plus the biggest party of the year-
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[Talent=Jean]


We'll take you to Mardi Gras.. News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


Oxycontin abuse... it's a problem all across Southwest Virginia...
Now it's getting attention in the nation's capitol.
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[OxyContin]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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For chronic pain suffers, it's a miracle drug but the qualities that make OxyContin effective also make it ripe for abuse. Today-- lawmakers met in Washington D-C to tackle the two sides to this prescription drug. [***OXYCONTIN MB GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEAN & TERESA/MB SET]

Teresa Hamilton is here now with more on the day's meeting.
[LIVE=Teresa Full/MB Set]

Jean, the meeting was called by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee....
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Senator John Warner is a member of the committee... examining the benefits and risks of the drug. In Virginia-- there have been more than 55 deaths linked to OxyContin. In far southwest Virginia-- the problems seem to be worse.
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[SOT 17:22:05 17:20:04]
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((JOHN WARNER: YOU KNOW PAIN IS ASSOCIATED WITH THOSE PARTS OF AMERICAN WHERE PEOPLE HAVE LABORED SO HARD UNDER DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES TO EARN THEIR LIVINGS IN THE MINES IN OTHER AREAS WHERE THE PHYSICAL WORK IS SO ARDUOUS AND DOES A LOT OF DAMAGE TO THEIR BODIES PARTICULARLY AS THEY GET OLDER. ART VAN ZEE/LEE CO. DOCTOR: I THINK MAINE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA WERE THE FIRST REAL AREAS IN THE COUNTRY THAT GOT PUBLIC NOTICE ABOUT IT BUT THEN IT'S BECOME A VERY WIDE SPREAD DIFFICULT PROBLEM IN MANY AREAS OF THE COUNTRY.))
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Lawmakers called the meeting to find out what the federal government can do to help curb abuse of the drug.
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[LIVE=Teresa FULL/MB SET]
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Next week, NEWS 7 will take an in- depth four part look OxyContin-- looking at the pros and cons of the drug.
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[Bedford-Ax]


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An accident in Bedford County tonight sent two people to the hospital.
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Rescue workers say the driver of a chevy Cavalier pulled into the path of an eastbound car on Route 24.
The 16 year old driver of the Cavalier was seriously injured, though there's no word on her condition tonight.
One passenger in the other car was taken to the hospital for a knee injury.
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[Workman]


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A federal drug agent is behind bars tonight, charged with murdering a Roanoke man.
The shooting happened after a fight outside a local restaurant early this morning.
As Marya Jones reports, federal and local investigators are still trying to figure out what led up to it.
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(( O'Charley's Restaurant had just closed for the night when the two men began arguing in the parking lot.
The argument turned into a scuffle, then gunfire.
Police arrested Timothy Workman, a 31-year-old Drug Enforcement Agent from McAllen, Texas. He's charged with murder and felony use of a firearm.
Keith Bailey died from gunshot wounds to the chest.
Police say the 41-year-old furniture mover and basketball coach was not carrying a weapon.
Bailey HAD been convicted of dealing crack ten years ago ... but friends and family say he'd turned his life around to become a good husband and father.
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((MIKE WASHINGTON/FRIEND: IT'S EASY TO GET MISGUIDED. IT'S HARD TO GET BACK ON TRACK. BUT SEEING HIM GET BACK ON TRACK AND BECOME A FAMILY MAN AND DO THE RIGHT THING WAS ONE OF HIS BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS.)) [RUNS:14]
Timothy Workman was a special agent assigned to the D-E-A's McAllen, Texas, office.
Federal court documents show he was in Roanoke to interview defendants in a marijuana trafficking network that stretched all the way back to Texas.
He's been suspended without pay as the D-E-A and Roanoke police complete their investigations of what could have led to such a deadly encounter.
Marya Jones, News-7, Roanoke.))

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A hostage situation is going on tonight at a Connecticut University.
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Police say a recent graduate walked into a second floor classroom late this afternoon at Fairfield University and took 23 people hostage.
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((GENE PALAZZOLO/FAIRFIELD POLICE: IT WAS A RELIGIOUS STUDIES CLASSROOM. HE ENTERED THE ROOM AND REPRESENTED HIMSELF TO HAVE WHAT HE CLAIMS TO BE A BOMB OF SOME SORT.))
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The hostages included students and a professor. The suspect released several hostages a couple of hours later and just about two hours ago he released all but one person.
Fairfield University has about five thousand students. It's in Southwestern Connecticut about 20 miles from the New York Border.
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[Pearl]


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After a nation wide manhunt in Pakistan-- the prime suspect in Daniel Pearl's kidnapping has been caught--
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This morning police in Eastern Pakistan arrested Sheik Omar (SIGH-eeed) Saeed-- the alleged terrorist who may be behind the disappearance of the Wall Street Journal reporter. Saeed says that threats to kill the reporter have not been carried out. Meanwhile, U-S officials continue their calls for Pearl's release.
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((ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN; THE U.S. CONTINUES TO CALL FOR THE IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF MR. PEARL-- HE'S A JOURNALIST WHO'S DOING HIS JOB.))
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Also today-- three other suspects in the kidnapping made an appearance at a Karachi court. They are charged with kidnapping for ransom and accused of emailing the photos of Pearl. And tomorrow-- Pakistan's President will meet with President Bush asking for more money to fight terrorism.
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[Terrorism]


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The latest FBI terrorist warning to Americans was triggered by the interrogation of an Al Qaeda prisoner at Guantanamo Bay.
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The man claimed that while being held in Afghanistan.... another prisoner had told him of a plan to attack the United States.
Within the past 36 hours...that second prisoner confirmed the threat to US authorities... saying the attack was planned for on or about February 12th.
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((TOM RIDGE/HOMELAND SECURITY DIRECTOR: FOR THE FIRST TIME WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO IDENTIFY BEFORE SOMETHING HAPPENS A TERRORIST, AND FRANKLY A GROUP OF TERRORISTS, AND THEN PROVIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT WITH PICTURES OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS.))
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The prisoner identified Fawaz Yahya Al Rabaeei as the leader of a terrorist group planning the attack-
Al-Rabeei- is known to the CIA as an Al Qaeda operative.
16 other men named in the FBI alert- mostly Saudis and Yemeni's are believed to be his associates.
Pictures of 12 have been posted on the FBI web site.
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[L'burg-Council]


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A Lynchburg businessman will get his chance to start a new aircraft maintenance service at the city's airport.. despite concerns about his company's finances.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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(( Paul Marten says he just wants to create jobs in his adopted hometown.
Marten's Britannia Aviation won a bid to lease two empty hangars at the Lynchburg airport and provide maintenance services for the airport's regional carriers.
The problem is Britannia outbid Virginia Aviation, which is partly owned by Lynchburg city council member Stewart Hobbs.
Hobbs' partner was one of several people who questioned whether Britannia had the financial muscle to succeed.
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((JIM LAMPMAN/VIRGINIA AVIATION: WE ARE FINANCIALLY ABLE, WE ARE CERTIFICATED AND WE ARE READY TO MOVE IN AND START DOING BUSINESS.))
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((PAUL MARTEN/BRITANNIA AVIATION: IN THE WORST CASE SCENARIO, IS THE REPAIR STATION FAILS, THE CITY WOULD RETAIN ITS 40-THOUSAND DOLLAR DEPOSIT THAT I WILL PUT UP FRONT, RETAIN THEIR ASSET AND RETAIN OCCUPANCY OF THE FACILITY.))
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But some felt the opposition to the lease was politically motivated and that the city had no right to require Britannia to jump through hoops other companies have avoided.
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((WALTER ERWIN/LYNCHBURG CITY ATTORNEY: WHEN WE HAVE LEASED THIS PARTICULAR BUILDING IN THE PAST, WE HAVE NEVER REQUIRED ANY OF THE COMPANIES WHO HAVE LEASED IT TO PROVIDE BUSINESS PLANS, FINANCIAL CERTIFICATION, ANY OF THOSE THINGS.))
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((BERT DODSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN IN BUSINESS SAY YOU CAN'T DO THIS, YOU MIGHT GO BANKRUPT AND YOU MIGHT HAVE PROBLEMS, THAT IS A PART OF THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM.))
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Council voted 5- to- nothing, with Hobbs abstaining, to accept the bid.
Britannia has six months to get FAA certification and get started.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

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V-Dot may have pledged 250 million dollars it doesn't have.
Now some road projects may face the axe... that's next on News 7.
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And you may have seen it last night on the Olympics...
Many say these Canadian figure skaters were robbed of a gold medal... and the sport's in for a big shake up.
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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 Express returns home for the first time since January 26th. UVa hangs on to beat Carolina at U-Hall tonight. Fleming gets a win over first place Blacksburg to tighten up the Blue Ridge. And we'll get you up to date on the construction and fundraising efforts for the south end zone expansion at Lane Stad

ium. Tonight on the Big 7.))[XGR]


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Governor Mark Warner says the Virginia Department of Transportation must put its house in order.
Today, he requested an audit of VDOT finances, and ordered the agency to scale back its construction program.

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Warner says he doesn't have any evidence of criminal wrong-doing, but he has asked the auditor of public accounts to investigate allegations of mismanagement.
He says the agency has signed contracts worth 250 million dollars, when it appears there is no money to pay for road construction projects.
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[IN Q=Where were the financial.]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: WHERE WERE THE FINANCIAL PROCEDURES? WHERE WERE THE FINANCIAL CHECKPOINTS? IF NOT IN PLACE HOW DO WE MAKE SURE GOING FORWARD THEY WILL BE IN PLACE?))
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Warner has ordered a 20 percent reduction in VDOT's roadbuilding program.
Administration officials will lay out a list of specific cuts tomorrow morning.
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[Warner]


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The business of running the Commonwealth is *NOT* as usual.
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That was part of the message the Governor delivered at a lunch sponsored by the Roanoke Chamber of Commerce today. He says he has 29-months to pull the state out of a 3-point-8 billion dollar shortfall. The numbers amout to a budget gap of about 5-hundred dollars per Virginia resident. Warner says Virginians can help in the monumental task.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER (D): MY HOPE IS THAT THEY'LL CONTINUE TO TALK TO THEIR LEGISLATORS. I'M SUPPORTIVE OF EFFORTS TO TRY TO LET VIRGINIA VOTERS VOTE ON REFERENDA BECAUSE I THINK VOTERS OUGHT TO HAVE A SAY IN WHAT KIND OF SERVICES THE GOVERNMENT PROVIDES.))
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Warner blames the state's financial troubles on one billion dollars in tax cuts, one and a half billion dollars of additional spending and an economy that can't support estimated revenue growth.

[Whooping-Cough]


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Health officials say there are now three cases of (HOOP-ing ) whooping cough in Bedford County. All three people are connected to a small private school.
The Health Department is not releasing the school's name but says all 11 students have been contacted.
Whooping cough is a highly contagious disease spread through coughing and sneezing. It can be treated with antibiotics but can have serious complications.
The Health Department does not plan to test any more people for the disease but, it will offer treatment for those who have symptoms.

[Enron]


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Ken Lay finally went to Washington today- but he wasn't saying much.
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On Advice of his lawyers Lay took the fifth and said nothing, but he said he did it reluctantly.
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((KEN LAY/FORMER ENRON CEO: I AM DEEPLY TROUBLED ABOUT ASSERTING THESE RIGHTS BECAUSE IT MAY BE PERCEIVED BY SOME THAT I HAVE SOMETHING TO HIDE. BUT AFTER AGONIZING CONSIDERATION I CANNOT DISREGARD MY COUNSELS INSTRUCTION.))
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Lay's attorney says this was agonizing for Lay because he wanted to tell what he knows.
Meanwhile today- the lawyer who conducted Enron's internal investigation says there was no way Lay could not have known about questionable deals-
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((WILLIAM POWERS/ENRON INTERNAL INVESTIGATOR; WHAT WE FOUND WAS APPALLING))
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Powers told the panel- Enron executives entered partnerships receiving millions they never should have.
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The government wants to help you keep junk e-mails out of your inbox.
Find out how when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And Mardi Gras revelers brave cool temperatures and and fear of terrorism to party in the Big Easy.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Skating-Controversy]


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Did the Gold Medal go to the best pairs skaters?
Some say no-
It's the latest figure skating controversy- and as Bill Whitaker reports the war on ice is heating up.
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[Super=01-Jamie Sale/Olympic Silver Medalist; 1:27]
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((It's a sport of grace and beauty ... NARR: ... that once again is embroiled in ugly controversy. When Canadians Jamie Sale and David Pelletier skated a flawless routine, everyone - including the skaters themselves - thought it a gold medal performance. Everyone that is, but five of the nine judges, who gave the gold to Russians Yelena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze, despite his wobbly landing. ... the 11th straight Russian gold in this sport. Canadian Sale cried. Normally reserved Canadians cried foul. Canadian House patron/ I DON'T THINK IT'S FAIR. Russian TV News ... Moscow TV said it was obvious ... the Russians won. The fire on ice turned the spotlight again on the often maddening, subjectivity and inconsistency of the judging ... and possible politicization - with former east bloc judges and China, plus France backing the Russians. Dick Button, Former figure skating gold meddle winner/ WHEN YOU HAVE TWO SKATERS, BOTH ARE GOOD AND BOTH ARE WORTHY, THEN THE OPPORTUNITY FOR NATIONALISM TO REAR IT'S VERY UGLY HEAD OCCURS AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED HERE. Igniting speculation of backroom dealing. David Stubbs, Canadian Sportswriter/ BECAUSE THE FRENCH JUDGE SIDED WITH THE RUSSIANS . . . . WE MAY HAVE A JUDGE FROM RUSSIA WHO THEN IS GOING TO SIDE WITH THE FRENCH IN THE ICE DANCE COMPETITION DOWN THE ROAD. :08 Today, the Canadian skaters still were graceful. Jamie Sale/ NO COMMENT ON JUDGING. THEY DO THEIR JOB. WE DO OURS. Whitaker: Still, Canada has asked for an investigation. And the international skating union will conduct what it calls an internal assessment. BW, C BSN, Salt Lake City. ))

[Computer-Scam]


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If you've ever received an e-mail promising you'll get rich, you're not alone.
Now government regulators are cracking down on the latest e-mail scam.
The Federal Trade Commission says it's settled with hundreds of spammers and is mailing warning letters to hundreds more.
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[TAKE PINNACLE AND ADD FIRST PAGE]
The agency says all have been using e-mail to send deceptive chain letters promising quick riches to consumers if they mail five dollars in cash to four or five people listed on the messages [CHANGE PINNACLE]
The chain letters claim to be level and even urge consumers to contact the government if they don't believe it. [CHANGE PINNACLE]
The agency says don't believe the messages.
The chain letters are illegal and will never make you rich.
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[S-Extra]


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Express highlights, UVa hoops, an update on the Tech stadium expansion and high school roundball are on tap tonight.
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[SUPER=03-College Park, MD/This Afternoon; :00]

Ralph Friedgen is the latest to pass the "Buc" in Tampa Bay. This morning the University of Maryland head football coach turned down a chance to be the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Friedgen says he still has plenty to accomplish in College Park.
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[S-Express]


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They have been gone from the Roundhouse so long that they likely needed a map to find their way home. The Express played its first home game in 17 days last night against Greensboro.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Generals vs. Express; :00]

Here's what happens when you're the ECHL player of the week. Tim Verbeek can't get any love from the Greensboro players last night as they try to throw him through the glass in the Generals' end. Verbeek will skate out and bang on Rob Sandrock, but then goalie Fredric Henry hits him with his stick in the back. But Verbeek knows how to stop that mess. He scores his fourth goal in the last two games to open things up tonight. Roanoke takes one to nothing lead in the first period. Daniel Berthiaume would then hold off the Generals' charge with two big saves in tight in the crease. But you can't stop stuff like this quick pass from Jeff Zehr to Sal Manganaro.
[SUPER=38-Greensboro/2/Roanoke/1;]

Greensboro ends Roanoke's four game winning streak with the 2-to-1 win.
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[S-UVa]


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The Virginia Cavaliers beat North Carolina last night in a game many of you saw here on Your Hometown Station. The win puts Virginia over the 500 mark in the ACC.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/JP Sports;:00]

Virginia opened the game with a wicked barrage of point from the outside. Roger Mason hit a trio of three pointer as Virginia jumped in front 19-to-3. The Cavaliers led 39-to-27 at halftime. It appeared that UVa would run away with thing, but Carolina came back with a 20-to-3 run in the second half and actually took the lead 56-to-55 with 9:15 to play.
[super=33-North Carolina/63/Virginia/73;]

But Virginia would steady itself just enough in the closing moments to pull away and take a 73-to-63 win.
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[S-Fleming]


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On the high school hardwood last night Fleming was trying to knock off first place Blacksburg in the Blue Ridge.


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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Blacksburg vs. Fleming; :00]

Fleming's Marcus Brower will start things off as he goes up strong inside to push the Colonels' lead to 9 points in the fourth quarter. But Blacksburg would not go away as Sam Wheeler gets the putback to make it a seven point game.
[SUPER=33-Blacksburg/56/William Fleming/64;]

But Fleming would seal the deal from the line as Horace Boyd cans the free throw and the Colonels beat Blacksburg 64-to-56 to tighten up the Blue Ridge.
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[S-Botetourt]


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In Daleville last night the Alleghany Mountaineers who have been playing some good ball this season were in town to take on the their big rivals from Lord Botetourt. The Mounties' Montel Watson - who can fill it up - knocks down the long jumper to put Alleghany in front early. Here they come again as Michael Bartley cans the short jumper to expand their lead to a dozen.
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Botetourt's Johnny Crow answers with a baseline jumper But Alleghany wins it 74-to-51.
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The mild weather this winter has been a blessing for the folks working in the south end zone addition at Lane Stadium. add 11 thousand seats to Lane Stadium in time for the season opener in the fall. And With season tickets selling out each of the past three years, the new 11 thousand seat addition, which is scheduled to open this season, can't get finished soon enough.
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((DAVID EVERETT:)) ((Those amenities will be large in number in the new Club seating section. It will be located under the upper deck and include chairback seats and much, much more. ((DAVID EVERETT:)) The Tech Athletic Fund which boasts of a donor base of 12 thousand took on the daunting task of raising $15 million dollars for this project. Surprisingly, they have managed to approach that number even with the fallout from September 11th ((TERRY BOLT:)) ((JOHN MOODY:)) Nothing can generate giving quicker than excitement. And in Blacksburg nothing creates electricity more than the name "Vick." Inside the Merryman Center, the hallway leading to offices and meeting rooms has been adorned with portrait. The proposed Michael Vick hall comes as way of saying thanks for to Michael for a generous pledge to the football program.))
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In case you're keeping track at home - the south endzone project will cost $36 million.

The west side renovation will cost $45 million once it's approved by the board of visitors.[S-Vikes]


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In one other Tech item - Hokies' assistant coach.
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Danny Pearman met today with new Vikings' head coach Mike Tice to discuss becoming the Vikes special teams coach. Pearman just wrapped up his 4th season at Tech coaching tight ends and offensive tackles.
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The party of the year is officially underway in the French Quarter-
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It is Mardi Gras in New Orleans- with extra security this year-
This year the national guard is on hand as a precaution.
Typical Mardi Gras includes a lot of drinking- many costumes and a lot of crowds packed into Bourbon Street.
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Fat Tuesday is mainly about the music and the parades- and of course the beads.
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