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Coming up-
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Gunfire at a Roanoke home.. A teenager is wounded.. and an elderly man is behind bars tonight-
Wind is not helping... firefighters work on a brush fire tonight...
Plus what would you do if you saw a car plunge into an icy pond. We'll show you nine people who jumped in to help.

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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


A 15 year old Roanoke girl is shot and an elderly man is behind bars tonight.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[Shooting-Roanoke]


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The shooting happened just before eight o'clock in the 900 block of Hanover Avenue in Roanoke.
The 15 year old victim is fighting for her life at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 MB GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Justin & Jean /MB SET;]


Justin McLeod was out the scene earlier. He joins us now with details. Justin?
Jean, exactly what happened is still sketchy at this hour.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL MB SET]
[SUPER=@justin1]


Here's what we do know, the 15 year old girl is currently in surgery and an 82 year old man is in custody.
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[***JUSTIN'S MIC HOT***]
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Roanoke Police say a preliminary investigation indicates the victim and several juveniles had been around this residence on Hanover Avenue and may have been banging on the doors or windows.
Officers say the victim was standing in front of the door, with the screen door open, when 82 year old (Hal-is) Hallis (Jame-i-son) Jamison shot her with a hunting rifle.
Jamison is in custody and charges are pending.
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[LIVE=Justin /FULL MB Set]


As for the victim, police are not releasing her name or her condition. We do know she is from Northwest Roanoke.


[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /MB SET;]


And Jean, the investigation continues at this hour. Police are trying to locate some of the juveniles who apparently fled the scene after the shooting.


[Roanoke-Robber]


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A Roanoke Convenience store is offering a ten thousand dollar reward... for information about a shooting that left one of its employees dead last night.
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[VO-NAT]
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Police say Joyce Parrish, known to friends as Joy, was shot by two men attempting to rob the "Stop-in" on Hershberger road.
She died at the scene from a single gunshot wound to the neck.
Her co-worker, 31-year-old Steve (Riv-air-ia) Riveria, was shot in the shoulder and is recovering.
Area residents say the shooting has them on high alert.
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((RITA PEOPLES/NORTHWEST ROANOKE RESIDENT: IT IS SCARY BECAUSE ITS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET AND I LIVE HERE WITH MY SON AND MY SISTER IN LAW. IT'S KIND OF SCARY...THIS CLOSE.))
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Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Roanoke's Crime Line at 344-8500.
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[Bedford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Firefighters plan to keep a close eye overnight on a brush fire in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The fire broke out just after five tonight on some train tracks off of Virginia Ridge Drive. That's near Hardy Road in Hardy.
The fire is contained at this hour but it has jumped the line several times .. fueled by high winds.
The fire has so far has burned more than six acres.
Firefighters don't know exactly what started it, but suspect sparks from a train may be the cause.
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[US-troops]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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U-S special forces are about to open a new front in the war on terrorism.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Troops will be heading to the former Soviet Republic of Georgia where al Queda fighters have taken refuge-
Orders to send between one and two hundred special forces into Georgia are expected later this week.
American troops will not conduct "search and destroy" missions- but will provide training and equipment to local forces there.
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[Pearl]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Daniel Pearl's widow spoke out today-- days after her husband's murder was revealed...
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Today-- Mariane Pearl spoke to the B-B-C-- the first time since Daniel's death.
She is proud of her husband and says that she will tell their unborn child that he was a hero.
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[IN Q=i know danny has]

((MARIANE PEARL/ WIDOW OF DANIEL PEARL: I KNOW DANNY HAS NOT BEEN DEFEATED BY THE PEOPLE WHO KILLED HIM. HIS SPIRIT, HIS FAITH, HIS CONVICTION HAVE NOT BEEN DEFEATED. YOU KNOW, I AM EXTREMELY PROUD OF HIM.))
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[VO-NAT]

She has praised Pakistani authorities for their efforts to find his captors-- but still hopes they'll be caught. Meanwhile-- family and friends gathered today at Pearl's alma mater- Stanford University- to remember the reporter.
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[Pakistan]


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The chief suspect- Sheik Omar (Sigh-eade) Saeed- has admitted to planning Pearl's kidnapping-- and authorities believe he knows more. U-S officials are working with Pakistan to figure out how to proceed in prosecuting Saeed. The U-S Ambassador to Pakistan is pressuring President Pervez (Moo-SHAR-ef) Musharraf to hand over the key suspects-- namely Saeed. But for now-- both countries must find a way to collaborate on the next step in his prosecution.
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[L'burg-Council]


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Lynchburg's electoral board says it's taking steps to correct problems that led to charges of financial mis-management last year.
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The board and the voter registrar's office were rocked by allegations that former board member Al Grant had racked up thousands of dollars in improper travel expenses.
The investigation into Grant's spending is ongoing.. but board members assured city council tonight it won't happen again.
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((ARELIA LANGHORNE/LYNCHBURG ELECTORAL BOARD: WE ALSO HAVE CHECKS AND BALANCES IN REGARDS TO ANY REQUESTS FOR TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENTS WHICH HAD NOT BEEN PUT INTO EFFECT. AND WE TRUST THAT THE PROCEDURES THAT WE HAVE PUT INTO PLACE WILL RESTORE THE CONFIDENCE OF THE CITIZENRY.))
[SUPER=01-Arelia Langhorne/Electoral Board Chairman]
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[OUT Q=confidence of the citizenry.]
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Langhorne says they've now separated the electoral board's budget and the registrar's budget and both will be reviewed on a monthly basis.
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[Greenbrier-Annexation]


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White Sulphur Springs City Council tonight postponed a vote on annexing The Greenbrier resort.
The vote had been scheduled for next week.
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City Council and the mayor want to capture the nearly one and half million dollars in annual hotel-motel taxes from the posh resort.
The Greenbrier filed two lawsuits seeking to stop the vote.
Its lawyers argue that City Council violated the state's "open meetings law" when it voted February Eleventh to hold the annexation vote without proper public notice or debate.
They also contend West Virginia's annexation laws are unconstitutional.
The town's lawyers say The Greenbrier agreed not to pursue the lawsuits until council decides whether to reschedule the vote.
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[South-Atlantic]


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Southern culture will provide the focus for a new collaboration between Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The South Atlantic Regional Humanities Center will focus on the cultural heritage of the southeastern states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
At a news conference in capitol square, Virginia Tech president Charles Steger and UVa President John Casteen talked about their joint venture.
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((CHARLES STEGER/VA. TECH PRESIDENT: WE'RE COMBINING OUR RESPECTIVE EXPERTISE AND WE BELIEVE WILL BE ABLE TO MOVE EFFECTIVELY TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC AROUND EVOLUTION OF THIS VAST REGION AND PROMOTE THE STUDY OF ITS HISTORY AND CULTURE.)) ((JOHN CASTEEN/UVA PRESIDENT: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO SAY THAT IN THE STATE'S TROUBLED FINANCIAL TIMES, TIMES THAT HAVE EXTENDED NOW FOR OVER A DECADE, THIS PROGRAM HAS THE EFFECT OF BRINGING TOGETHER VIRGINIA'S UNIVERSITIES AND ITS MAJOR FOUNDATION FOR THE HUMANITIES TO ATTRACT PROGRAMS THAT HAVE THE EFFECT ULTIMATELY OF REVITALIZING OUR STATE.))
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The center is being funded with a 379- thousand dollar grant. Supporters must raise another million over the next three years.
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Two Southwest Virginia companies are joining with the state to reach overseas.
Find out how next on News 7 at Eleven.
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[VO-NAT]


And David Westerfield enters a plea in court...
as the parents of the little girl he's accused of murdering look on.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as we get a little fancy tonight as regional play opens in high school basketball throughout the area. Some folks are even hitting career milestones. The Byrd girls advance to the state final four in Group Two A volleyball this evening. The Tech women play their final home game of the season. While Lee Suggs Junior and Senior lend a helping hand to a worthwhile event tonight in the star city. Tonight on the Big7.))

[Valet]


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Two companies in our region are banking on a new state effort to expand Virginia's exports.
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Today, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership announced the first group of companies that will take part in the VALET program.
The list includes Jefferson Mills in Pulaski and Optical Cable in Roanoke County.
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((MATTHEW ERSKINE/DEP. SECRETARY OF COMMERCE: THE VALET PROGRAM IS THE FIRST AND ONLY PROGRAM LIKE IT IN THE NATION. NO OTHER STATE AND NO OTHER ORGANIZATION HAS MADE SUCH A FINANCIAL COMMITMENT IN ORDER TO JUMPSTART EXPORTS.))
[SUPER=01-Matthew Erskine/Dep. Secretary of Commerce;]
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[OUT Q=in order the jumpstart exports.]
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The VALET program will help about fifteen Virginia companies a year expand their reach into international markets.

[Haleos]


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A Blacksburg company says it needs long term investors to climb back into the black.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Haleos says it's putting 85-employees on furlough for two to four weeks because the company ran out of operating funds. Executives are now trying to secure investors to fund the fiber optic business for the next year. Officials say they're hopeful normal operations will resume and workers can be called back in two-weeks.
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((ART PUMO/HALEOS VP HUMAN RESOURCES; THESE ARE SERIOUS BUMPS, VERY SERIOUS TO MISS PAYROLL TO HAVE TROUBLE PAYING YOUR BILLS TO RUN SHORT OF OPERATING CAPITAL AND HAVE TO CLOSE DOWN THE BUSINESS TEMPORARILY, THAT'S VERY SERIOUS AND WERE VERY HOPEFUL THAT WELL BE ABLE TO WORK THAT SOON.))
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[OUT Q=work that out soon.]
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Pumo says the cancellation of several major contracts and a downturn in the tele-communications industry over the past year has hit the company hard. Haleos was established in 19-96 by four Virginia Tech graduates.
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[Missing-Girl]


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The 50 year old neighbor of Danielle Van Dam is charged with her kidnapping and murder.
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[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA ]


Just as David Westerfield was brought into court- Danielle's mother broke down- Westerfield is charged with murder, kidnapping and possession of child pornography.
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((HOW DO YOU PLEAD? WESTERFIELD: NOT GUILTY. JUDGE: YOU ARE DENYING ALLEGATIONS? WESTERFIELD: YES SIR.))
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[OUT Q=yes sir.]
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While authorities still haven't found the second-grader's body, they say they've found traces of her blood in Westerfield's motor home and clothing.
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((BRENDA VAN DAM/DANIELLE'S MOTHER; WE'VE BEEN ASKED OVER AND OVER HOW DO YOU FEEL.. ALL WE CAN ANSWER... CRYING.. IS WE MISS DANIELLE TERRIBLY... FINDING HER IS A TOP PRIORITY AS HER PARENT.))
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[Vo-Nat ]
A massive search is scheduled for this weekend in San Diego.
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[Diluted-Drugs]


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A Kansas City Pharmacist today admitted to watering down cancer fighting drugs for dozens of patients.
As Jennifer Jones reports- Robert Courtney had tears in his eyes as he made his plea,
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((HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE PERSON WHO HELPED ARM THEM FOR THEIR BATTLE AGAINST CANCER... BUT--TODAY (TUESDAY)--PHARMACIST ROBERT COURTNEY --WITH TEARS IN HIS EYES-- ADMITTED HE HAD BEEN DECEIVING THE CANCER PATIENTS WHO HAD BEEN VISITING HIS TWO STORES... BY DILUTING THEIR CANCER DRUGS. THE ADMISSION CAME IN FEDERAL COURT IN KANSAS CITY-- A PART OF A PLEA BARGAIN AGREEMENT -- THE MILLIONAIRE PHARMACIST TELLING THE JUDGE AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE CANCER PATIENTS --THAT HE HAD TAMPERED WITH THE CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS OF --34-PATIENTS....158-TIMES TOTAL... ALTHOUGH HE SAID THERE WAS NO RATIONAL EXPLANATION-- IT WAS CLEAR-- HE HAD DONE IT -- FOR PROFIT. DELIA CHELSTON WAS ONE OF THE PATIENTS-- ON COURTNEY'S LIST... DELIA CHELSTON/CANCER PATIENT I FEEL LIKE HE'S A LITTLE BIT MORE HUMAN THAN THOUGHT HE HAD BEEN FOR WHAT HE HAD DONE TO US CHELSTON-- LIKE OTHER PATIENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF PATIENTS WHO HAVE DIED-- WOULD LIKE TO SEE COURTNEY IN PRISON FOR MORE THAN THE 17-TO-30-YEARS THE PROSECUTION WILL ASK FOR... DON PROVINCE/HUSBAND OF VICTIM HE'S SOME KIND OF A DEMON....DIDN'T APPEASE ME. I'M 67 NOW. IF HE'S OUT IN HIS 60S....FOR ME-- THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH. ...MONEY-- A FEW OF THEM HAVE SAID-- IS ALSO NOT GOOD ENOUGH. STILL--AS A PART OF THE AGREEMENT, A FUND OF BETWEEN 10-12 MILLION DOLLARS WILL BE SET UP. JEAN PAUL BRADSHAW/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: IT WAS MR. COURTNEY'S INTENT FROM THE BEGINNING THAT THE VICTIMS BE COMPENSATED. COURTNEY COULD'VE FACED ALMOST 200-YEARS IN PRISON IF HE HAD GONE TO TRIAL. HE STILL FACES NEARLY 300-LAWSUITS IN STATE COURT-- FOR FRAUD AND WRONGFUL DEATH. JIM ACOSTA, CBS NEWS.))

[Whooping-Cough]


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Central Virginia health officials say two new cases of whooping (HOOP-ing) cough have been reported in Bedford County.. bringing the total number of cases identified this month to eight.
An 8-year old girl who attends Body Camp Elementary School was diagnosed yesterday.
Today, an 82- year- old man became the latest person known to have the disease.
Whooping cough is highly contagious and is spread through coughing and sneezing.
Parents are urged to keep their children's vaccinations up to date.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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More local T-V stations could soon be on satellite.
Details on that next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And a frigid rescue... Good Samaritans come to a woman's rescue in an Indiana Pond.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Update]


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An update now to our lead story tonight.
The 15 year old girl shot this evening on Hanover Avenue is now out of surgery at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police say the suspect, 82 year old Hallis Jamison is now charged with malicious wounding and other charges are pending.
He's being held at the Roanoke city jail without bond.

[Local-Satelitte]


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Satellite users may soon be able to watch your hometown station.
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Today, EchoStar and Hughes Electronics filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission to launch and operate a new satellite.
Hughes Electronics is the parent company of Dish Network and DIRECT-TV.
If approved, the move will allow the satellite companies to deliver local broadcast stations throughout the country.
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((JACK SHAW/HUGHES ELECTRONICS CEO: THIS PROPOSAL IS NEW FROM THE STANDPOINT THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE LOCAL CHANNELS TO ALL 210 TELEVISION MARKETS IN THE UNITED STATES. THAT'S REALLY A BIG CHANGE FROM WHERE WE'RE PROVIDING MAYBE 42 TELEVISION MARKETS WITH THESE LOCAL CHANNELS.))
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The delivery of local channels is contingent upon F-C-C approval of the proposed Hughes-EchoStar merger.
No word yet on a timetable.
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[Pond-Rescue]


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Quick thinking and bravery saved the life of an Indiana woman whose car plunged into a pond.
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The woman's car collided with a van- knocking the 21 year old driver of the car unconscious- as it ran into the pond.
That's when several people who were driving by.. stopped and jumped into the water-
Nine people lifted the car high enough so the woman's head would stay above water-
Firefighters then arrived freeing the woman-
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((SEAN FERBRACHE/FIREFIGHTER: YOU KNOW IN CASE LIKE THIS WE'RE HAPPY.. WE'RE NOT ALWAYS ON THE SCENE WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS. THEY SAVED HER LIFE. NO QUESTION THEY SAVED HER LIFE.))
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The woman is in critical, but stable condition.
Some of the good Samaritans were treated for exposure to the cold. The driver of the van suffered minor injuries.


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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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High school regional basketball action began tonight. We've got your highlights and scores. Plus, some state volleyball from Byrd, Tech women and Lee Suggs and his pop.
But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 29th;]

The Dazzle released former UVa player Kris Hunter - had been with the team since December 27th. Hunter had 22 blocked shots in 20 NBDL games. He's replaced by Johnny Taylor a former number one pick of the Orlando Magic.
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[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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We begin this segment in the Northwest regional where the Cave Spring - Brooke Point game sold out yesterday afternoon. The visitors from Stafford came in without a winning record, they would leave the same way.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Brooke Point vs. Cave Spring; :00]

J.J. Redick with the low post pass to Daniel Payne and watch the great head fake and duck under as he scores on the left block in the first quarter. Then check this out - Tom Hagan makes the steal and goes behind his back between two defenders right to Redick, who finishes strong with the reverse layin. Cave Spring led 15-to-5 after a quarter. The Knights would keep coming. This time Adam Trumbower makes the steal and muscles his way to the basket. He gets the hoop and the harm as the Knights' lead expands. Then more J.J. This time he reverse pivots on the wing, steps beyond the arc and fires in the three pointer. Redick had 19 in the first half. Redick again makes the Black Hawks pay as he goes coast to coast with the sweet reverse spin and
[super=33-Brooke Point/48/Cave Spring/81;]

left handed layin. Cave Spring advances to Thursday night's semi-finals with the 81-to-48 win.
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[S-Indians]


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[GRAPHIC=Region III tourney time]

The Region Three tournament opened last night with four games. Liberty beat Fleming in double overtime and Blacksburg played host to Gretna.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Region III Quarterfinals; :00]


The Indians were with out Senior starter Marcus Travis, whose injured left knee continues to give him problems.
Sophomore Samuel Wheeler did the job in Travis's absence. Here he gets the ball under the iron and goes up strong for the deuce.
Jarhon Giddings would also be a force inside, watch him use the glass for this bucket. The Indians were up by 14 with 5 minutes left in the game.
[SUPER=33-Blacksburg/67/Gretna/59;]


Then, the Hawks rallied back with 4 consecutive 3 pointers. Leon Hunt hits one of those treys and its 60-55 with 3 minutes to play. But Blacksburg holds off the Hawks and win 67-59 to advance to Thursday nights regional semifinal at Heritage.
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[S-Four]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[GRAPHIC=REGION FOUR]


In Region Four last night, Martinsville hammered the Lee Generals 106-to-73, while Laurel Park topped Carroll County 68-to-52. The Bulldogs will play Graham and the Lancers will hook up with Abingdon in the Region Four semi-finals Thursday night in Bristol.

[S-Maroons]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-118 4252TC]
[GRAPHIC=REGION C]


In the Group A ranks the Region C quarterfinals were held last night at various high school from Wytheville to Covington. George Wythe hosted Giles in one of those.
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[SUPER=03-Wytheville/Giles vs. George Wythe;:00]

The Maroons came in fired up and confident having won the regular season and tournament titles in the Hogohegee. The game started on an up note as Kevin Forrester sinks the first basket of the game. It also put the junior over the 1000 point mark for his career. The game was momentarily stopped as Forrester and his mom and dad were congratulated by coach Al Copenhaver. Back to the action - GW would keep cranking as Grant Throckmorton scoops in the driving shot off of Seth Gibson's pass. The Maroons start to build a little cushion.
[SUPER=33-Giles/57/George Wythe/69;]

Giles would play tough as Ben Sharp kicks the ball over to Travis Fisher who hits the quick deuce. But George Wythe advances with the 69 to 57 win.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD REGION C]

The Maroons will play Covington Thursday night. The Cougars beat Grayson County 75-to-71. Radford also rolled last night to a 93-to-53 win over Bath County. Radford meets Galax, a 63-to-56 winner over Chilhowie on Thursday, as well.

[S-Byrd]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-120 2814TC]
[GRAPHIC=VOLLEYBALL]


While the boy's are trying to advance through the region to state play - the girls' volleyball play has already reached the state level.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Martinsville vs. William Byrd; :00]

Last night quarterfinal games were played throughout the area at various high schools. In Vinton, William Byrd hosted the Martinsville Bulldogs. Byrd won the state title in 2000 and made it to the final four last year. Last night the Lady Terriers would advance to the state semi-finals one more time as they beat the Bulldogs 15-to-7 and 15-to-3. The semi-finals and the state finals for both Group Two A and Group A will be played Friday and Saturday at Amherst County high school.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-107 1:08:06]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops]


The Virginia Tech lady Hokies would try to snap a two-game losing streak last night at home against big-east rival Rutgers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Scarlet Knights vs. Hokies; :00]


Last night marked the final home game for the Hokies this season and the final game in the castle for one of its greatest queens, senior, Sarah Hicks. But Rutgers would try to spoil the final home game as the Scarlet Knights jumped out in front of the Hokies 20 - 9. Mauri Horton contributes to the 11 point lead with this hoop.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/70/Rutgers/63;]


Tech's Nicole Jones takes the pass and hits the 10-foot jumper, and Rutgers lead is down to 7. Jones finished with 7 points for the night. Tech would also play some solid defense. Lisa Guarneri steels the rock and takes it in for the score and Tech goes on to win 70 to 63
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[S-Suggs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-114 10721TC]
[GRAPHIC=SUGGS]


Former Fleming star Lee Suggs, a three-time Friday Football Extra player of the week winner has never been one forget about those who helped him when he was a youngster. He also knows the importance of giving back to one's community.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Last night at the High Street Baptist Church on Florida Avenue, Lee and his dad the Reverend Lee Suggs Senior gave of their time to speak at the YMCA Family Center's 69th Father-Son Banquet. The night of celebrates the special relationships between dads and their sons and young men and their mentors.
I'm sure all gleaned something positive from both Lee Junior and Lee Senior.
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[S-Sadler]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-112]
[GRAPHIC=SADLER]


Finally tonight, Elliott Sadler, the Wood Brothers driver, who finished second at Daytona this year was honored by the Virginia General Assembly today.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]

Sadler, who is from Emporia and actually still lives there couldn't pick up his resolution until he gave Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine an autograph at the podium.
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