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Coming up-
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A country music great passes away- at just 64
It looks like a lighter, but it's more. It's the latest weapon that some fear could get onto airplanes.
Plus the federal agent charged with murder is free on bond.
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[Talent-Jean]
And Canadians officials are now in on that skating controversy.
News 7 is up next.

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[IN Q=Nashville's got]

((NASHVILLE'S GOT TOO RICH TO SING THE BLUES. THEY'VE TRADED IN THE COWBOY BOOTS FOR HIGH CUTURE SHOES.))
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[OUT Q=high cuture shoes.]
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[VO-NAT]


He defined country music's outlaw movement... today a legend passes on.
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[SS=News 7 @ 11]



[Jennings]


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Waylon Jennings died today at age 64. He fought a long battle with diabetes-related health problems.
His spokeswoman says Jennings died peacefully at home in Arizona.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1983]


Waylong Jennings sang, wrote... and played guitar.
He recorded 60 albums and had 16 Number One country singles in a career spanning more than 30 years.
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[OUT Q=get off on you.]
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[VO-NAT]


Jennings hits included "Lucille" and the well-known duet with Willie Nelson "Mama's don't let you babies grow up to be cowboys."
Jennings escaped death in 1959 when he gave up his seat on a small plane.
That same plane later crashed, killing singers Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper.
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[Cardinal]


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If Congress decides to not bail out the financially troubled Amtrak, the result could hurt small communities in this area.
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[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge;]

Clifton Forge officials say the Amtrak stop brings in much needed money to a struggling economy. The town is a stop on the Cardinal route, which runs from Washington D-C to Chicago, and has been put on a "hit-list"of routes that could be cut in the fall.
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[IN Q=The Amtrak stop is literally...]

((GLYNN LOOPE/CLIFTON FORGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR; THE AMTRAK STOP IS LITERALLY PART OF OUR ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE THAT SERVES NOT ONLY LOCAL BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY AS FAR AS TRAFFIC COMING INTO THE AREA, BUT IT'S A HUGE TRAVEL AND TOURISM ISSUE. THE HOMESTEAD IS AFFECTED BY THIS. WHEN DOUTHAT STATE PARK RUNS ADS IN THE WASHINGTON POST PROMOTING THEMSELVES AS A WEEKEND DESTINATION FOR THE D-C MARKET, THEY CAN TAKE AMTRAK FROM DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON TO DOWNTOWN CLIFTON FORGE.))
[SUPER=01-Glynn Loope/Clifton Forge Economic Dev. Coordinator;]
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[VO-NAT - :16+]

The House Transportation Committee has scheduled a hearing tomorrow on a recommendation to break up Amtrak and introduce competition. The deadline for Amtrak to operate without federal funds is December second -- and Amtrak is expected to fall 217 million dollars short of cash needed to run on its own.
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[Yemen-Bomber]


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A suspected member of al-Qaida who blew himself up in Yemen today... is apparently related to one of the hijackers who plowed a jet into the Pentagon.
The man threw a grenade killing himself- as authorities tried to arrest him.
As Vicki Mabrey reports the man also have other ties to other suspected terrorists.
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((AUTHORITIES HERE SAY THE MAN, 25 YEAR OLD SAMIR AHMED MOHAMED AL HADA,
WAS KNOWN TO HAVE TRAINED IN OSAMA BIN LADEN'S TERRORIST CAMPS ---

U.S. SOURCES TELL US TONIGHT THAT AL HADA'S NAME CAME UP IN DOCUMENTS FOUND IN AFGHANISTAN. SOURCES AT THE YEMEN OBSERVER NEWSPAPER SAY THE SUSPECT IS THE BROTHER-IN-LAW OF KHALID AL-MIDHAR, WHO WAS ONE OF THE 19 SEPTEMBER 11TH HIJACKERS - AL-MIDHAR WAS ON THE PLANE THAT HIT THE PENTAGON. AL-HADA'S OTHER SISTER IS MARRIED TO MUSTAFA AL ANSARI, ONE OF THE NAMES ON A LIST OF 17 SUSPECTED TERRORISTS RELEASED YESTERDAY BY THE FBI - 14 NAMES ON THAT LIST ARE YEMENI NATIONALS. U.S. OFFICIALS SAY YEMEN IS A COUNTRY WHERE BIN LADEN HAS A HANDFUL OF KEY OPERATIVES, AND PERHAPS DOZENS OF SECOND-TIER ACTIVISTS WILLING TO CARRY OUT TERRORIST ACTS. THIS ALSO IS THE COUNTRY WHERE THE USS COLE WAS BOMBED IN THE PORT CITY OF ADEN IN OCTOBER OF 2000. THE FBI HAS ASKED THE YEMENI GOVERNMENT FOR HELP IN ARRESTING THOSE INDIVIDUALS. OFFICIALS HERE HAVE PLEDGED THEIR COOPERATION WITH THE U.S. IN THE FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM, AND SAY TONIGHT'S RAID IS EVIDENCE OF THEIR RESOLVE. VM, CBS NEWS, SANA'A, YEMEN.))

[Lindh]


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The suspected American Taliban- John Walker Lindh- plead not guilty today.
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The 21-year old is charged with fighting with the Taliban against U-S forces and supporting Osama bin Laden's terrorist network.
The widow and parents of Michael Spann were there today- Spann was killed in a prison uprising just hours after he interrogated Lindh.
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((GAIL SPANN/MOTHER: MIKE WAS A HERO NOT BECAUSE OF THE WAY HE DIED BUT BECAUSE OF THE WAY HE LIVED AND I'D LIKE TO SAY THAT JOHN WALKER IS A TRAITOR BECAUSE OF THE WAY HE LIVED.))
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In the hallway outside court- Lindh's father sought out Spann's father-
I'm sorry about the death of your son. ... Lindh said Our hearts go out to you, John had nothing to do with it.
Outside John Spann.. responded.
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((JOHN SPANN/MICHAEL SPANNS' FATHER: AMERICANS WILL NOT TOLERATE TRAITORS AND WE BELIEVE THAT JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL.))
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[vo-nat 04 plus pad]
Attorneys for both sides are asking for a November trial date.
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[Pearl]


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Still no word on the whereabouts of Daniel Pearl--
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[VO-NAT]
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Pakistan's President-- (Per-vez Moo-shar-eff) Pervez Musharraf-- talked with President Bush about that today. Musharraf says that he believes Pearl is still alive.
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[IN Q=i am reasonbaly sure]

((PERVEZ MUSHARRAF/PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN; I AM REASONABLY SURE HE IS ALIVE AND I REALLY VERY MUCH HOPE THAT HE IS ALIVE. ABOUT GETTING HIM RELEASED, LET ME SAY WE ARE AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO GETTING HIM RELEASED.))
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[VO-NAT]

Musharraf says that a crack down on Islamic extremists may have provoked the militants to take Pearl. Also today-- new reports say that the prime suspect-- Sheik Omar (Sigh-eed) Saeed-- actually turned himself in after police nabbed many of his relatives. Saeed will appear in a Karachi court tomorrow facing kidnapping charges. Police say that Saeed is not saying anything about Pearl-- but is key to finding him.
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[Switchblade]


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It may look like a lighter, but it's actually a switchblade-
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[VO-NAT 13:41:34]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL]


Police in South Florida say the weapons look and act like ordinary lighters, but inside- is a hidden switchblade.


Police have contacted the Federal Aviation Administration- after confiscating about 700 of them from San Lee Trading.
Police also arrested a man for selling the devices after he sold them to an undercover detective.
Police say the weapons could be dangerous- especially if they were brought onto an airplane.
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[Workman]


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Testosterone, alcohol and guns.
That's what led two strangers to a deadly confrontation outside O'Charley's Restaurant yesterday- That according to Roanoke's chief prosecutor.
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Drug Enforcement Agent Timothy Workman pleaded NOT guilty to the murder of Kevin Bailey in front of a courtroom full of Bailey's friends and relatives.
But he and his attorney offered no explanation for what happened.
The prosecutor says the off-duty agent shot Bailey three times in the chest during a scuffle in the parking lot.
Workman was apparently leaving the restaurant with a woman when the two men started arguing.
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((MICHAEL PATTERSON/BAILEY'S BROTHER: HE'S JUST A GUY THAT DRANK TOO MUCH, MADE SOME BAD DECISIONS. MY BROTHER HAS TO PAY FOR THAT. HIS DAUGHTER HAS TO PAY FOR THAT.))
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Workman was released from jail on 100-thousand dollars bond.
He'll be allowed to return home to Texas until his preliminary hearing in March.
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[Campbell-Shooting]


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Campbell County authorities are investigating what may turn out to be the county's first homicide of the year.
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43-year old Frank Xavier Farinacci (fair-uh-NAH-chee) was found in a pool of blood in a garage near his home on Candlers Mountain Road this morning.
For now, sheriff's authorities are only calling his death "suspicious".
Technicians spent most of the afternoon gathering evidence at the scene.
An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow morning.
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[Warner-Grundy]


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It's been 28 days since the shooting that killed two administrators and a student at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy.
Today, Virginia's governor and attorney general, men with ties to the school and the area, met with students and faculty.
Rachel Cannon was there.
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Will Russia lose a gold medal?
The fight over ice skating continues to heat up.
We'll have the latest next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And a startling discovery... a baby is found in a Virginia storage locker.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey sports fans I'm Roy Stanley and here's what's happening tonight Virginia Tech was on the road at West Virginia the Patriots and Celtics of Roanoke Catholic hooked up at P-H tonight V-M-I's Jason Conley gets a spot in Sports Illustrated and former Friday Football Extra player of the week Anthony Hackett signs with Ohio University.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Skating-Controversy]


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Canadian officials are now in on the figure skating controversy.
They want an independent review into how judging is done.
As Jennifer Miller reports- today the Internatonal Skating union responded to talk that the judging is rigged.
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[SUPER=01-Ottavio Cinquanta/International Skating Union; :19]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/CBS Reporting; :24]
[Super=04-NBC Olympics; :38]
[SUPER=01-Dick Button/Former Figure Skating Champion; :46]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Sale/Olympic Silver Medalist; 1:06]
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((Odds are Russia will keep it's gold, Canada will hold onto it's silver and the judges image will be tarnished. Wednesday ISU President Ottavio Cinquanta, confirmed that the judges' referee -an American...made allegations the voting at Monday's pairs figure skating finals may not have been fair. International Skating Union president Ottavio Cinquanta I have an allegation and a denial. So and 11 member ISU council will meet February 18th. The president says the union will debate the judging and have face to face meetings ..looking for wrongdoing in an internal investigation. Cinquanta: If we find something wrong, you may be sure we'll be very, very tough. Canadians Jamie Sale and David Pelltier skated what they thought was a gold medal performance..so did many others. Dick Button, Former figure skating Olympian. "I though Sale and Pelltier, for me , gave a winning performance." NARR: But they received a second place core. And although Russians Elena Berezhnaia and Anton Sikhardllidze skated a flawed program. Some say it was technically more demanding..so they deserved the gold medal. Jamie Sale/Olympic Silver Medallist, I'm not bitter , we are proud of what we've done and the association is behind us. In fact the Canadian Olympic OFFICIALS PLAN TO APPEAL THE JUDGE'S RULING IN TIME FOR THE ISU MEETING ON MONDAY I'm Jennifer Miller in Salt Lake City.))

[Ntelos]


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Ntelos workers in Daleville will vote whether to unionize on Friday.
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The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers says about 40 employees will consider doing so at the former R&B Communications facility in Botetourt County.
It's been about a year since Ntelos took over R&B.
The combined company serves 300 thousand area digital PCS customers.
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[NBC]


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Employees at the National Bank of Commerce here in the Valley have a busy weekend ahead of them.
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Tomorrow, they'll begin converting nine Wachovia Bank branches to NBC.
Wachovia sold the branches when it merged with First Union.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


NBC found a niche market inside Kroger Stores in the early 90's.
The bank says it will keep its Kroger branches AND those outside Kroger stores, even though some will be a stone's throw apart.
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[IN Q=The outside branches]

((JIM BECKNER/NBC REGIONAL PRESIDENT: THE OUTSIDE BRANCH IS CLOSED.. THEN YOU CAN GO INSIDE THE KROGER. IF IT IS RAINING AND YOU DON'T WANT TO GET OUT OF YOUR CAR, YOU CAN GO THROUGH THE DRIVE THROUGH. SOME MAY SAY ITS DUPLICATION, BUT IT PROVIDES NECESSARY SERVICES AND CONVENIENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Beckner/NBC Regional President]
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[OUT Q=and convienience.]
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Wachovia branches will close tomorrow at two, and reopen as NBC Friday morning.
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[Whooping-Cough]


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Another person in Bedford County is now being treated for (HOOP-ing) whooping cough. Health Officials say the person had a connection to one of three people diagnosed with the disease earlier.
The Health Department says the person has not been tested but does have some of the symptoms.
While Whooping Cough can be treated with antibiotics, it can be deadly.

[Norfolk-Baby]


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A baby is found tucked inside a storage trunk in a downtown Norfolk storage facility.
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Police say a manager at Uncle Bob's self-storage was looking inside a storage unit when he noticed a suspicious trunk- and called police.
When officers opened the trunk they found the baby's body.
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((CHRIS AMOS/NORFOLK POLICE DEPT: THEY'VE JUST TAKEN THE INFORMATION OF WHO RENTED THE STORAGE TRUNK AND BEGAN WORKING ON THAT FOR NOW. TRACK THOSE FOLKS DOWN, TALK TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS AND JUST LIKE THAT'S ONE PIECE, THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE AT THIS POINT TO THIS PUZZLE.))
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Investigators say they don't know the age.. sex or cause of death- the medical examiner is doing an autopsy.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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One of the world's most popular musicals is wowing area audiences.
We'll have a behind the scenes look when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And they've needed it for years... now unwanted pets and stray animals will have a new home in the Roanoke Valley.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Les-Mis]


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The award-winning musical, Les Miserables celebrates its sixteenth year of performances and is on stage this week at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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The epic saga tells the tale of a fugitive's struggle to survive and avoid capture in nineteenth century France.
As the title suggests... the show has dismal scenes and a sad storyline but there is always room for laughter.
That's where Madame (ten-are-DEEAY) Thenardier comes in.
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[IN Q=The Thenardiers]

((AYMEE GARCIA/"MADAME THENARDIER"; THE THENARDIERS ARE JUST DARK, EVIL AND MEAN BUT FOR SOME REASON, AT THAT POINT IN THE SHOW, PEOPLE JUST NEED THE RELEASE OF COMEDY AND SO A LOT OF FUNNY BITS JUST HAPPEN BECAUSE BAD PEOPLE ARE KIND OF FUNNY SOMETIMES.))
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[VO-NAT]


Along with lifelong struggles and comic relief... love... war... and death are all played out on stage, as the show is based on Victor Hugo's classic novel.
Les Miserables will be at the Roanoke Civic Center until Sunday. Tickets are still available at the box office and through Ticketmaster.
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[SPCA]


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The SPCA is teaming up with local governments to give animals better care.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Roanoke city, Roanoke County, Botetourt County and Vinton today signed a service agreement with the Roanoke Valley SPCA. The partnership will result in larger, more up to date facilities for the SPCA and the Municipal Regional Pound.
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[IN Q=The new facility's gonna be clean...]

((DON THORNE/ROANOKE VALLEY SPCA: THE NEW FACILITY'S GONNA BE CLEAN, DISEASE-FREE, NICE, CLEAR, EASIER TO CLEAN, A PLACE NOT ONLY WILL CITIZENS'LL LIKE COMING TO BUT THE SPCA SECTION WILL BE USING MORE VOLUNTEERS BECAUSE THEY WON'T GET AS BURNED OUT BY COMING IN THERE AND BEING UPSET ABOUT EVERYTHING.))
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[OUT Q=coming in there and being upset about everything.]
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[VO-NAT :12]

Construction on the 3-point-1 million dollar project will begin on land surrounding the current SPCA off Baldwin Avenue this summer. The improved facilities are expected to take about a year to complete.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Former Friday Football Extra Player of the week Anthony Hackett has signed with Ohio Univrsity and V-M-I's Jason Conley gets a spot in Sports Illustrated.
But first our Extra Point.
[GRAPHIC=DAZZLE]


The Roanoke Dazzle is back home tomorrow night at 7:30 taking on the Huntsville Flight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 29; :00]

However, Jeff Boese (BAYS) is out for at least a week. Boese has a right shoulder dislocation that he suffered yesterday in practice. He had started 20 straight games for the Dazzle. Martin Lewis will take his place in the starting lineup.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-Tech]


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It's a first for Virginia Tech.
The Hokies have beaten West Virginia in Football and Basketball in the same academic year.
The Hokies beat the Mountaineers in Morgantown 78 to 63.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/FOX SPORTS NET; :]


The Hokies jumped out to the early lead.
Bryant Matthews pulls up and hits 3 of his career high 23 points Tech lead by 7.
The Mountaineers battled back but trailed the Hokies by 13 at the half.
Tech came out the second half with the three Brian Chase from behind the line made it 56 to 39 Tech.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/78/West Virginia/63/; :]


The Hokies pull out the 78 to 63 victory for their first road win in the Big East.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Bad news for the Lady Hokies. Providence beat Tech last night 67 to 61.

[S-PH]


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[WRITER=rst]
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The Patrick Henry Patriots hosted J.R. Reynolds of Roanoke Catholic.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Patriots vs Celtics; :]


A big crowd jammed the gym at Patrick Henry for the showdown with the Celtics of Roanoke Catholic.
The Patriots get it to Cornelius Penn he hits the jumper from the baseline for the basket.
Roanoke Catholic's Tony Harrison passes it out to Matt Nowlin and he knocks down the three pointer.
Patrick Henry answers that basket Dajuan Johnson makes the pass over the defense and Marlon Kemp lays it in.
[SUPER=33-Roanoke Catholic/76/Patrick Henry/64/;]


Catholic's J.R. Reynolds takes it coast to coast and lays in with the left hand and the Celtics win it 76 to 64.
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[S-VMI]


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VMI's star freshman basketball player is turning heads and pages nationwide.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-This Season; :00]

Jason Conley who has been making a name for himself in the state ever since the University of Richmond's Spider Invitational back in late December, is now getting some national recognition. Conley is featured inside this week's edition of Sports Illustrated. The talented six-foot five inch freshman, who leads the nation in scoring, is in the college basketball spotlight on page 73. Anderson News Company, which distributes the publication in this region, says it will have the issue out in stores today. Conley, has now appeared in over 20 national and regional publications since the start of the season.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


Former Friday Football Extra player of the week Anthony Hackett signs with Ohio University. More later on Mornin.

[S-Safety]


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This afternoon the Gatorade Twin 125 mile qualifying races will highlight Speedweeks at Daytona.
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As Mike Stevens tell us today also marks the first "Twin Day" with many of the new safety changes brought on by the death of Dale Earnhardt.
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[SUPER=01-Ricky Craven/Starts 23rd in 1st Gatorade 125; :52]
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[SUPER=01-Cal Wells/Craven's Car Owner & Seat Designer; 1:19]
[SUPER=01-Brett Bodine/Starts 11th in 1st Gatorade 125; 1:35]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt, Jr/Starts 10th in 1st Gatorade 125; 2:09]
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(( It has been said that Dale Earnhardt is everywhere, yet he is nowhere this week at Daytona. His legacy will continue to be many thing to many people, but for the competitors - it is safety. Last year three drivers were wearing head and neck restraints during Speedweeks, this year the devices are mandatory.

((JEFF BURTON:)) Burton has been at the head of the class working closely with Ford to develop a safer seat. But the seat that is getting the best reviews right now is this cocoon-like contraption. It's a carbon fiber seat that not only protects but displaces impacts throughout the body. ((RICKY CRAVEN:)) Craven's team owner Cal Wells is responsible for developing the seat. In fact - he brought it into NASCAR in 1999 with driver Scott Pruett - that year NASCAR told him the seat was illegal. They have since changed their tune. ((CAL WELLS:)) ((BRETT BODINE:)) No seat, data recorder or head restraint will get Earnhardt out of the driver's systems this weekend, but his son hopes people start to turn the page after Sunday. ((DALE EARNHARDT, JR.)) Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))
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Former Friday Football Extra player of the week Anthony Hackett hooked up with Ohio University yesterday, a week after national signing day.
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The former Glenvar star told News 7 Sports yesterday that he plans to start his freshman year for the Bobcats.
Hackett caught 37 passes for 830 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior at Glenvar. He played defensive back at Hargrave Military this past season. (------------)