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Two pets are the casualties in an early morning house fire in Bedford County.
The homeowners made it out safely-- thanks to smoke detectors.
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And nearly 400 people are killed when a train catches fire while traveling through Egypt.
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A mostly cloudy and warm day with a slight chance for a few passing showers as our air mass remains very dry.....I'll have your forecast coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[VO-NAT]


Fire breaks out at this home in Bedford county before dawn.
But the residents wake up in time to make it out safely.
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[Moneta-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=02-07 23:54 ]
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A smoke detector saves a family in Moneta, but the early morning house fire still claimed two family pets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./This Morning;]


Firefighters arrived around 4-30 at this log cabin home on Harvey's Creek Road.
It's believed the fire originated in the basement.
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[SOT 21:41:47]
[IN Q=What alerted the]

((RICKY TUCK/MONETA FIRE CHIEF:WHAT ALERTED THE FAMILY-- THEY WERE ASLEEP IN THE HOUSE, AND HE SAID APPROXIMATELY 4:15, HE WAS AWAKENED BY A SMOKE DETECTOR-- THEY HAD FOUR..HE WAS ABLE TO GET THE FAMILY OUT OF THE HOUSE. ))
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[OUT Q=of the house.]
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[VO-NAT]


The family of five escaped without injury, but lost its pet dog and a snake.
The homeowner, Barrett Johnson says he thinks an electrical problem may have ignited it, but fire officials are not yet naming a cause.
At least a half- dozen fire companies responded to the blaze.
Officials say the house is a total loss.
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[Egypt-Train]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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The death toll has climbed to 370 in this morning's fatal train fire near Cairo.
Egypt's state- owned railroad calls it the worst accident in decades.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Cairo, Egypt;]


Authorities say the over-loaded 11- car train was leaving Cairo when it caught fire.
They say it ran on, in flames, for several miles.
Some of the victims died while jumping from the burning cars.
There are reports that a gas cylinder used for cooking on the train burst, igniting the blaze.
But authorities aren't yet confirming that.
A civil defense official says the final death toll will likely top 400.
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[Middle-East]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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Israel launched overnight attacks on Palestinian targets by air, land, and sea in response to a deadly guerrilla attack-- another sign of rapidly rising violence in the Middle East.
David Hawkins has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank; :00]
[SUPER=01-Yasir Abed Rabbo/Palestinian Information Minister; :31]
[SUPER=01-Gideon Meir/Israeli Government Spokesman; :44]
[SUPER=01-David Hawkins/CBS News; 1:02]
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[OUT Q=Hawkins, CBS News, Tel Aviv.]

(( AT A WEST BANK CHECKPOINT TODAY... ISRAELI SOLDIERS SHOOT FIRST... AND ASK QUESTIONS LATER.
THEY'RE TAKING NO CHANCES... AFTER LAST NIGHT'S PALESTINIAN ATTACK ON AN ISRAELI ROADBLOCK WEST OF RAMALLAH. SIX SOLDIERS WERE KILLED IN THE AMBUSH.
ISRAEL RETALIATED SWIFTLY... LAUNCHING ITS OWN ATTACKS ALL ACROSS THE PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES... INCLUDING BOMBING RUNS ON PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT YASIR ARAFAT'S HEADQUARTERS IN THE GAZA STRIP... AND IN THE WEST BANK... WHERE HE'S BEEN HOLED UP FOR WEEKS.

(SOT YASIR ABED RABBO, PALESTINIAN INFORMATION MINISTER)

The Palestinians have lost over 26 people in the past 48 hours. Half are civilians.

(SOT GIDEON MEIR, ISRAELI GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN)

Unfortunately in the last 24 hours over 14 Israelis were killed by the Palestinian terror campaign.
AS BOTH SIDES CONTINUE TO SETTLE SCORES... THE BODY COUNT IS RAPIDLY INCREASING. IT'S BEEN ONE OF THE WORST WEEKS OF VIOLENCE HERE SINCE THE CONFLICT BEGAN 17 MONTHS AGO.
ON CAM CLOSE

(SIGOUT) DH, CBSNEWS, TEL-AVIV))



[Bush]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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It's the memory of another lengthy battle-- the Cold War--that's occupying the mind of President Bush.
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[SUPER=03-DMZ, South Korea;]


While standing on the Korean border, Bush stared across the Cold War's last frontier, North Korea, and continued to take a tough stance against the communist nation.
But he says he has no plans to invade the country, and renewed calls for dialogue with North Korea, especially concerning weapons of mass destruction.
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[SOT 10:03:16 ]
[IN Q=We're prepared to talk with the North...]
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[OUT Q=less threatening.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bush had included North Korea in an ``axis of evil'' during his State of the Union speech.
But he's toned down the rhetoric somewhat during his Asian trip.
Bush will leave for China tomorrow.
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[Warner]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-62 1:24]
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Governor Mark Warner says it's time to let the voters weigh in on education and transportation funding.
Today, he challenged the House of Delegates to approve legislation that calls for statewide and regional sales tax referendums.
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[VO-NAT]
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Meeting with reporters this morning, Warner said he supports a specific bill, the measure introduced by Manassas Senator Chuck Colgan.
That legislation calls for a statewide referendum on a half cent sales tax increase for education, and regional votes that would raise another half cent for transportation in Tidewater and northern Virginia.
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[SOT 09:44:06]
[IN Q=Today, I am announcing]

((GOV. MARK WARENR: TODAY I AM ANNOUNCING MY FULL SUPPORT FOR SENATOR COLGAN'S BILL. I'M CALLING ON THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES TO GET THE BILL OUT OF COMMITTEE AND ONTO THE FLOOR FOR A VOTE. WE SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID OF GIVING THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA A CHANCE TO BE HEARD.))
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[OUT Q=a chance to be heard.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Colgan bill passed the Senate by a wide margin, but its prospects are less certain in the House where Speaker Vance Wilkins has expressed his opposition to a statewide referendum.
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[11Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC2:07:18]
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Plans to build a new stadium and amphitheater complex in Roanoke moved forward yesterday, but not without some controversy.
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[VO-NAT]
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City council awarded the one and a quarter million dollar contract to Rosser International for architectural and engineering services. A citizen's committee recommended Rosser for the job but Mayor Ralph Smith argued other qualified businesses were NOT given a fair shot.
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[SOT 21:27:13 21:28:51]
[IN Q=YOU INVARIABLY]

((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: YOU INVARIABLY GET THE SAME SUCCESSFUL BIDDER TIME AFTER TIME. I THINK THAT IS A CONCERN, IT NEEDS TO BE OPEN TO ALL AND I'VE SEEN THAT BEING IN PRIVATE BUSINESS I'VE SEEN THAT WHEN GOOD BUSINESSES WERE SHUT OUT OF THE PROCESS NOT BECAUSE THEY'VE HAD AN INFERIOR PRODUCT BUT SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T CONNECTED.)) ((BILL CARDER/ROANOKE VICE MAYOR; THIS BID PROCESS FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS IS DIFFERENT BECAUSE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT EXPERTISE VERSUS BUYING A TRUCK OR A PRODUCT, I MEAN, YOU CAN ACTUALLY HAVE A BID WHERE YOU CAN COMPARE PRICES, THIS IS WHERE YOU FIND THE PERSON YOU BELIEVE CAN DO THE BEST JOB AND I THINK THAT'S THE THIN I THINK WE'VE LOST TRACK OF HERE.))
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[SUPER=01-Bill Carder/Roanoke Vice-Mayor; :15]
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City council meetings are taped and broadcast by Roanoke Valley Television-- but a consultant persuaded council not to broadcast the citizen's comment portion of meetings. This angered a number of residents-- so council has changed its mind and will again broadcast all citizens comments.


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[Tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Still to come on the newscast, we will see both sides of the arguments over the powerful painkiller Oxycontin,
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and we'll mark a big anniversary for former astronaut John Glenn.
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[2-OxyContin]


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[WRITER=tha]
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The drug OxyContin can ease the severe and chromic pain of those who suffer from cancer and other diseases.
While it helps them lead more normal lives, others find the drug is both addictive and dangerous. So there are two perspectives, as we see in part two of Teresa Hamilton's series of reports: "A Dose of Trouble."
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[SUPER=01-Connie Booth/Patient; :13]
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((I LIVE WITH THE PAIN 24 HOURS A DAY.))
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Connie Booth is under strict doctor's care for a number of ailments, ranging from diabetes to degenerative disc and muscle disease... problems which make getting out of bed a struggle.
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((I'M ONLY 45 YEARS OLD BUT I FEEL, AND I'VE BEEN TOLD, I'M IN A VERY OLD BODY.))
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To function, Booth takes medication- including pills containing a generic form of the active ingredient in OxyContin.�
Booth says the medication is a lifeline but worries addicts are giving those who legitimately need narcotics a bad name.
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((THAT'S NOT FAIR TO THE REAL PEOPLE THAT REALLY TAKE IT AND ARE HONEST ABOUT IT.))
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But for OxyContin addicts, fairness and honesty rarely matter. This young man-- who asked that we conceal his identity says he became hooked on the painkiller after weeks of snorting it on a daily basis.
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((I don't feel normal no more without one. It scares me.))
[OQ=It scares me]

[**BUTT**BUTT**]
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((The addiction just takes over your mind and I swear you don't know how it feels. I don't wish it on nobody.))
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When the high goes away, intense physical pain takes over. When we spoke-- Jeff had gone two days without snorting OxyContin .. and was feeling the affects.
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((COLD CHILLS, VOMITING SOMETIMES, DIARRHEA MOSTLY, ACHING, SWEATING REAL BAD, NO HUNGER.))
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Jeff, who's NOT able to hold down a job, gets his OxyContin from drug dealers around Pulaski County-- who charge anywhere from 40 to 80 dollars a pill depending on the milligram.
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[sot 00:24:13]
[IN Q= Yes, maam]

((YES, MA'AM, I STOLE FROM MY MOTHER, FAMILY AND OTHER PARTS AND THAT'S WRONG, I WOULD NEVER DO THAT IF IT WAS IN THE RIGHT STATE OF MIND.))
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[take su] Jeff has kicked the habit twice before-- but when we last spoke he was living in a motel and still abusing OxyContin, and like many addicts in southwest Virginia, no closer to reclaiming his life.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7. ))
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[Halifax-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
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Three Halifax County children are dead .. after flames swept through their home overnight. The sheriff's Department is investigating the case as a homicide.
11 year old Christian Wright, 13 year old Jessica Wright, and 14 year old Lacey Wright were found dead in their home along Hunting Creek Road near Nathalie.
The fire was first reported shortly after midnight .. and it destroyed the home.
Investigators say the cause is "suspicious", and again, they are handling it as a homicide case until it is ruled otherwise.

[Glenn-Anniversary]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Astronaut John Glenn became the first man to orbit the earth 40 years ago today--
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The historic flight lasted for nearly five hours.
The Mercury program set the stage for all later U-S space flight activities, including the human presence at the International Space Station.
In 19-98, Glenn returned to space at the age of 77.
On that trip, he earned the distinction of becoming the oldest person to orbit the earth.
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[Spacewalk]


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Later this afternoon, NASA will mark Glenn's anniversary by allowing him to chat with crew members aboard the international space station.
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Two astronauts are performing their third spacewalk since arriving at the space station.
It's expected to last for about six- and- a- half hours.
The pair is testing the American- made exit that's been used only once before.
They're also hooking up cables and checking out dents from space debris.
Today's outing is designed to make sure the equipment works for other spacewalks scheduled in April.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next on the newscast, Leo will be along with the detailed forecast,
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But before that, this newscast will hit a really LOW note....we'll hear a singer who can hit the lowest note ever created by the human voice.
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[Low-Note]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=Net]
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The motto of the Olympics is "Swifter, Higher, Stronger."
But a man in Branson, Missouri has set a World Record by being none of those.
Tim Storms has reach a new height for singers by his ability to go low.
Jerry Jacobs explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Branson, MO;]
[SUPER=01-Tim Storms/Singer; :16]
[SUPER=01-Chris Snow/Sound Technician; :56 QUICK]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=a long way to go.]

(( (TAKE PKG)
(NAT- "Amazing Grace.")

TIM STORMS SINGS FOR THE SHOW 50'S AT THE HOP IN BRANSON.
HE JUST FOUND OUT HIS VOICE IS GOING IN THE GUINESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS.

(SOT-STORMS-

"Is that right?")

YES IT IS, SO IS TIM STORMS EXCITED?

(SOT-STORMS-

"Not really, um, I don't really....")

YOU'LL HAVE TO FORGIVE TIM.
HE'S A PRETTY LOW KEY GUY.
(NAT- "hmmmmmmm")

TIM STORMS CAN HIT A NOTE SO LOW YOU CAN'T HEAR IT.

(SOT-STORMS-

"Technically the human ear can't hear it, you can feel it.")

(SOT-

"hmmmmmmm.")

THE SOUND YOU HEAR IS THE ROOM VIBRATING.

(SOT-SNOW-

"all the rafters, everything that isn't bolted down.")

CHRIS SNOW IS THE SOUND GUY HERE.

(SOT-SNOW-

"Everything starts vibrating, it's so low he goes lower than the microphone can handle.")
(NAT- "hmmmmmmm")

(SOT-

"How's that")

THAT'S BEEN MEASURED AS LOW AS 8 HERTZ.
THE LOWEST EVER SOUND CREATED BY THE HUMAN VOICE.

(SOT-STORMS-

"Previous was 16.5, which mine is just a little more than an octave below." )
(NAT- "hmmmmm.")

IT CAN SHAKE A CUP OF WATER, IT CAN VIBRATE A ROOM, BUT WILL TIM STORMS' VOICE MAKE AN IMPACT ON THE SINGING SCENE IN BRANSON?
IF SO, THIS LOW KEY GUY SAYS HE HAS A LONG WAY TO GO. ))

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was up 29 points. The NASDAQ has lost 11.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Still to come on the newscast, the nation's capitol decides to give Mike Tyson another chance,
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[VO-NAT ]

And the news is not so good for a former World Series star as he is arrested in Florida.
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[Gooden]


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[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tbr]
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Former major league pitcher Dwight Gooden is in jail after he was arrested on drunk driving charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-May 14, 1996;]


Officials in Tampa, Florida say Gooden has been charged with intoxication, driving with a suspended license, and having an open container of alcohol in his car.
Police say they pulled Gooden over after noticing his car was weaving.
He refused to take a breath test.
Gooden retired from the New York Yankees last year.
He became the youngest Cy Young Award winner in 1985 at age 20 with the Mets.
He later got in trouble with drugs, and was suspended for part of the 1994 season and sidelined for the 1995 season before joining the Yankees.
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[S-Burg]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-119 12:36]
[GRAPHIC=Blue Ridge District Tourney Time]

Quarterfinals for Blue Ridge District boys basketball tournament have begun - and last night was an exciting night for Blacksburg at the Salem Civic Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Cavaliers vs. Indians; :00]


Let's start with the Lord Botetourt Cavaliers taking on the Blacksburg Indians.
The Indians' Cory Price is gonna drive hard to the basket, pull up and hit the jumper.
Price scored 12 points, and was one of four Indians in double- figure scoring.
[SUPER=33-Blacksburg/77/Lord Botetourt/55;]


The leading scorer on the night belonged to Botetourt, as senior Chris Tucker would pour in 27, including this jumpshot.
But it was 51-41 Blacksburg.
Blacksburg's Sam Wheeler gets the basket here after the Indians break the press.
Blacksburg advances to the semifinals with the 77-55 win.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=01-Bob Trear/Blacksburg Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=....first time you go out on the floor"]
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[WIPE TO #ENG!!!!!!]



[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-117 46:06]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG!!!!!]
[SUPER=04-Spartans vs. Mountaineers; :00]

The Indians were anxious to know who they would meet in the final four-- Salem or Alleghany...
The Spartans were 2 and OH against Alleghany coming in, but junior Montell Watson looked to change that.
He scored basket after basket in the opening few minutes.
He tallied a game high 21 points.
[SUPER=33-Salem/46/Alleghany/44;]


The game was too close to call in the fourth period.
Carter Tate finds the nylon to put Salem up 44-42 with under two and a half minutes left in the game.
Matt Collins scored 19 points as Salem squeaks out the 46-44 victory.
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[anchor=Kim]
[graphic=blue ridge district tournament]


The tournament continues tonight with a contest between Northside and William Byrd at six, followed by William Fleming and Pulaski.
[GRAPHIC=THREE RIVERS]


In the Three Rivers District, Auburn beat Glenvar 58 to 50.

[S-Tyson]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-115 4201TC]
[GRAPHIC=tyson]


Mike Tyson will box in our nation's capital.
The fighter was granted a boxing license yesterday in DC by the Washington Boxing and Wrestling commission.
The vote was unanimous. This gives the okay for the much anticipated Tyson-Lennox Lewis bout.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Michael Brown/D. C. Boxing Commission; :00]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=...glad we made it."]
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