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Coming up-
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Will Henry County close some schools or not- Tonight there may be an answer.
A security scare on a London to New York flight-
Plus JJ leads the team to its first state championship in three decades.
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And the R word in weather.. yes.. much needed Rain is in the forecast.
News 7 is next.[Open]
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((SHARON DODSON/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: IT'S APPARENT THAT NEITHER THE TAXPAYERS OR THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WANT TO SEE THE SCHOOL BOARD'S RECONFIGURATION PLAN TO ITS CONCLUSION.))
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It appears the fight to save some Henry County schools may be over.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.[Henry-Schools]


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The Henry County School Superintendent now wants the school board to scrap altogether a plan to consolidate and reconfigure several schools.
The school board could vote on that recommendation as early as tomorrow.
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Justin McLeod joins us now with more. Justin, why the sudden change of heart?
Jean, a vote by the Board of Supervisors earlier this week prompted the Superintendent to rasie the flag of surrender. [JUSTIN FULL]
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Now, some may see this as a win, but it's not a complete victory.
Declining enrollment, aging buildings, and a more than a million dollar budget shortfall next year will force the school system to make cuts now and in the future. ((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SUPER=01-Sharon Dodson/Superintendent of Schools; :12]
[SUPER=01-Tim Hall/Henry Co. Spokesperson; :45]
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((((NAT SOUND OF OPENING LOCKER; 34:58))
Students here at Fieldale-Collinsville high school may be locked in for another year.
The plan to consolidate several schools now appears to be dead.
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((DR. SHARON DODSON/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: I AM RECOMMENDING THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD CEASE ACTION ON THE PLAN.))
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It is a plan that has drawn criticism and caused heated debate for months.
Back in December, the school board voted to consolidate four high schools into two, close three elementary schools as well as re-organize others.
But the reconfiguration plan hit a major roadblock this week after the Board of Supervisors refused the school board's request for an advance on next year's budget.
The money would have gone towards renovations at the consolidated schools.
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((TIM HALL/HENRY CO. SPOKESPERSON: I THINK THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HAD CONCERNS ALL ALONG ABOUT THE NUMBERS THAT WERE PROJECTED, THE COST OF THE PROJECT, HOW MUCH WOULD BE SAVED. THOSE NUMBERS WERE EVER CHANGING.))
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Even if the schools don't consolidate the numbers still don't add up- there will likely be a more than a million dollar budget shortfall next year.
State law requires a school system to run on a balanced budget.
That could force the school system to make major cuts.
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((SHARON DODSON/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: WE WOULD HAVE TO LOOK REAL HARD AT OUR STAFFING ISSUES, OUR CLASS SIZE ISSUES, OUR COURSE OFFERINGS, ALL THOSE KINDS OF THINGS I WOULD THINK WOULD BE UP FOR DISCUSSION.))
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But for now, the discussion in the schools at least is one of joy as well as caution.
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((VERONICA FAVERO/FIELDALE-COLLINSVILLE STUDENT: EVERYBODY IS KINDA OF CAUTIOUS CAUSE I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S SET IN THAT IT'S REALLY GOING TO STAY THAT WAY THAT EVERYTHING IS REALLY GOING TO STAY OPEN.))
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[JUSTIN FULL]
The school system has scheduled a special meeting for tomorrow morning.
The school board could take up the issue and vote at the meeting.
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If not Jean, the board will most likely vote at their monthy meeting which is scheduled for next Thursday.

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More education money could be coming to Southwest and Southside Virginia-
A northern Virginia lawmaker is offering a proposal that would do just that- even though a statewide referendum for public schools may not make it out of the General Assembly this year-
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House Leaders oppose a statewide sales tax referendum, but they have approved a vote on a possible income tax hike for education in northern Virginia.
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Today, Fairfax County Senator Dick Saslaw proposed using some of that money to address disparities in some of the state's poorer school districts.
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((SEN. DICK SASLAW: WHAT'S IN IT FOR THE PEOPLE FOR INSTANCE IN MY JURISDICTION FAIRFAX COUNTY IS YES THEY WILL PAY A LITTLE MORE, BUT THEY KEEP AN ENORMOUSLY GREATER SUM OF MONEY AT HOME THAN THEY WOULD UNDER THE OTHER PROPOSAL.))
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The bill would benefit the state's 51 poorest school districts, including many in southside and southwest Virginia. The proposal now goes to the Senate Finance Committee.
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[Brown]


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An elderly man accused of shooting and killing his teenage neighbor was found guilty of murder in the past.
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82-year-old Hallis (JAME-ison) Jamison pleaded guilty to second degree murder back in 19-52 and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Now, he's in jail, charged with the malicious wounding of Charlotte Brown, a 15-year-old William Fleming student.


The girl's friends and relatives say they feel sorry for Jamison -- and believe he did NOT mean to harm her.
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((MARSHA JOHNSON/FRIEND: I FEEL SORRY FOR HIM. I HOPE THAT HE DOESN'T DO ANY TIME. HE JUST DID NOT KNOW. HE WAS SCARED. ))
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((SHIRLEY FLINT/CHARLOTTE'S AUNT: SHE LEFT US FOR A REASON... TO LEAVE A MESSAGE HERE FOR ALL OF THE CHILDREN FOR EVERYBODY TO REALIZE THAT TOMORROW'S NOT PROMISED TO NONE OF US. ))
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Relatives say two of Charlotte's cousins had been pounding on (JAME-ison's)Jamison's door.
They say Charlotte went there to try to return a set of keys the other girls had stolen from him.
Charlotte excelled as a Special Olympics athlete.
At her funeral Tuesday, her teammates plan to drape her basketball jersey over her casket.
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[Missing-Girl]


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The worst has come true for the parents of Danielle Van Dam.
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Police say they've positively identified the body of the 7-year old- using dental records.
The remains were found about 25 miles east of San Diego.
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((DAVID BERJARANO/SAN DIEGO POLICE CHIEF: WE HAVE MEDICAL EXAMINER TO FIGURE OUT THE CAUSE OF DEATH. WE DON'T KNOW THE CAUSES OF DEATH.))
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The seven year old's nude and partially burned body was found yesterday. It had been decomposing for some time.
But detectives were able to find a plastic necklace and an earring both similar to the one Danielle was wearing.
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((DAVID BERJARANO/SAN DIEGO POLICE CHIEF: THERE IS A LITTLE RELIEF. THE FAMILY SAID DANIELLE'S IN GOOD HAND THIS WILL HELP THE HEALING PROCESS TO BEGIN, BUT IT'S DIFFICULT FOR THE FAMILY.))
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[Vo-Nat]
A neighbor- David Westerfield - is charged with Van Dam's murder-
Westerfield was at the same bar as Brenda van Dam on the night her daughter disappeared- the next day he drove his motor home to the desert.
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[Yates]


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Russell Yates says he did not think his wife was dangerous-
That's what he told a jury today as he testified for a second day in the murder trial of his Wife Andrea.
Jim Acosta reports from Houston.
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((Feeling something bad was going to happen, Andrea Yates best friend told the jury she kept a journal of events in the home of the accused mother. Debra Holmes cried as she testified she warned Rusty Yates to no avail, that his wife was slipping into depression shortly before she murdered her five children. At the time, Holmes said she told Rusty, quote, (Andrea) needs help now, not next week, now. Rusty Yates/Defendants Husband
(DEBBIES HURT LIKE THE REST OF US.)

Rusty was taking it on all sides, answering questions from prosecutors about how the family could live in a travel trailer and later a converted bus with as many as four children. In response to suggestions that his wife snapped under the pressure Rusty said, Andrea never complained, that the family followed biblical principles Defense lawyers took issue with the newsletter Andrea was receiving at home that said homeschooling would keep young children from going to hell. When the defense asked Rusty how that idea might influence a psychotic the prosecution objected. Yates attorneys are linking the newsletter to Andreas claim to psychiatrists that she killed her children to save them from Satan. GEORGE PARNHAM/DEFENSE ATTORNEY WERE NOW LOOKING INTO THE MENTAL ASPECT OF IT.))

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A Bedford County woman is behind bars tonight - charged with robbing a beauty salon at gunpoint.
Police say 41-year old Tammy Johnson Buchanan demanded money from Anita's Finishing Touch Salon in Goodview late this afternoon.
She left with an undisclosed amount.
Police later found Buchanan at her home- about five miles from the salon.
She is being held at the Bedford County Adult Detention Facility without bond.
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A London to New York jetliner was escorted by fighter jets- after someone thought a passenger looked like a suspected terrorist- on the FBI's most wanted list.
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But it turned out to be a false alarm.
When India Flight 101 landed at JKF Airport at 4:45 this afternoon FBI agents were on the ground- waiting..
The flight with nearly 400 people on board was also escorted by two fighter jets-
A security screener in London said one of the passengers looked like someone on a list of suspected terrorists.


Authorities say there was some sort of confrontation between the airport screener and the passenger-
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A breach of security at the Charlotte-Douglas Airport today delayed about three-hundred people.
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The problem occurred after a passenger set off a metal detector...
The passenger was then asked to stand aside to be re-scanned, but after a delay... wandered away.
Airport officials then sounded an alarm and those already aboard three planes had to go back through the scanner.
After looking at the surveillance tapes- airport officials say it appeared the incident was all an innocent mistake.
This marks the third security breach reported at the airport since 9-11.
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Galax may get rid of the treasurer in order to up their treasury... We'll have that story coming up-
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And it is a coin that's been valuable for nearly two centuries... but it's value will change when the clock strikes midnight. We'll explain ater the break.
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(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Cave Spring earns a spot in the state basketball tournament for the first time in more than 30 years. The Region Three tournament rolled on semi-final action tonight in Lynchburg. UVa takes on Duke at U-Hall, and the Big south tournament opens for the men. Highlights of Liberty and Radford tonight on the Big 7.))

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Some leaders in the City of Galax say they want to get rid of a position that does nothing but take taxpayers money.
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City Councilman Odell Hamden is leading a petition to eliminate the Treasurer's office. He says Treasurer Margaret Hensley takes in a 40-thousand dollar state-paid salary but has no official duties. Today, 450-signatures are being certified for the General Assembly. Richmond can order a referendum to let Galax voters decide the position's fate.
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((ODELL HAMDEN/GALAX CITY COUNCILMAN; THIS IS NOT A PERSONAL MATTER, AS I SAID EARLIER I CONSIDER HER MYSELF A FRIEND TO HER, IT'S JUST SENSELESS TO FOR ANYONE TO OCCUPY AN OFFICE AND DEFER THAT MUCH OF THE STATE'S RESOURCES FOR NO PURPOSE.))
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Officials say Margaret Hensley has been dedicated to the job but that over the years the workload has declined and gone to other offices.
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She declined an interview but told a Richmond newspaper she stays busy and helps people with taxes. Hensley has been re-elected as Treasurer for nine straight terms serving for the past 33-years.


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Three new judges for the Roanoke Valley emerged from the General Assembly today.
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Roanoke County Commonwealth's Attorney "Skip" Burkart was endorsed by the County Bar Association for a spot on the Circuit Bench,
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but the House named two other Circuit Judges and gave Burkart a spot on the lower court. Charlie Dorsey, an attorney in private practice, got one Circuit Court position. Bill Broadhurst was elevated to Circuit Court from General District Court. And Burkart takes Broadhurst's place.
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((IT'S NICE TO BE ABLE TO PUT THREE QUALIFIED PEOPLE ON THE BENCH AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE'VE DONE TODAY.))
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Judge Richard Pattisall was denied re-appointment, after he first indicated he would not seek another term on the bench and then changed his mind. Judge Diane Stickland had indicated she will step down in October.
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[Coins]


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When you think of Italy, many think of Venice, the Vatican... the food and the lira.
But the lira will be no more.
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Today was the last day the lira will be legal tender in Italy-
To mark the final day- two of Italy's most popular actors threw coins in the Trevi Fountain-
The lira currency was introduced by French Emporer napoleon Bonaparte in 1808 after he had conquered vast swathes of the Italian peninsula.
Beginning at midnight tonight the Lira is being replace dby th new European currency.
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Coming up - Meet a girl who's internship had all the bells and whistles -
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PLUS Highlights from tonights regional semi-finals in basketball. Don't go away - News 7 at 11 will be right back.
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Few students who apply actually get to intern at the New York Stock Exchange- but one Hollins University student did.
Business Reporter Jennifer Miele tracked down the university senior- she says her internship will be as good as gold when it comes time to apply for a job.
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((Not once... but twice has Hollins University student Catherine Dapra interned at the New York Stock Exchange.


In the international division, she helped coordinate foreign trade shows and hunted for new companies to list.
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[tc:15:5:52] ((CATHERINE DAPRA: WORKING WITHIN THE DIVISION ITSELF, WE'RE A VERY CULTURALLY DIVERSE GROUP, SO I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT DIFFERENT TYPES OF PEOPLE, IT WAS GREAT.))
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Dapra landed her internship through the Hollins Career Development department - an office with some valuable connections.
Bill Johnston is one of them- As president of the stock exchange, he first opened the doors to interns from his alma mater- Washington and Lee in 1996.
And since his wife is a Hollins grad, he gathered Hollins students would also benefit from working there.
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[tc:15:57:36] ((CATHERINE DAPRA: I LOVE IT AND I MISS IT BECAUSE THERE'S SO MUCH ENERGY IN NEW YORK.))
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New York is where Dapra if from... and where she hopes to land a job. [NAT]
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She's finishing her senior year at Hollins studying economics....among other things.
Dapra encourages all students to make the most of internship opportunities.
She's banking that future employers will take notice of what she has done.
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[tc:15:02:45] ((WELL, I'M GRADUATING IN MAY, SO IF ANYBODY WANTS TO GIVE ME A JOB... LAUGH))
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Jennifer Miele, News 7.))
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It's regional semi-final night in high school hoops as several area teams lock up spots in the state tournament. Northwest and Region 3 highlights are coming up. Plus, UVa hooks up with Duke and we'll check in day one of the men's Big South tourney.
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But first in tonight's Extra Point - they are once again shaking up Monday Night Football - only this time they are going with a real heavy hitter. John Madden is leaving Fox to join Al Michaels in the broadcast booth. Madden's new five year deal with ABC is worth $5 million a year.
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We start with the Northwest region semifinals between Cave Spring and Woodbridge. A win and the Knights would earn a trip to the state tournament for the first time in 33 years.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Vikings vs. Knights; :00]


The Knights seemed calm, cool and collected before tip off.
The Vikings came out of the gates hard, watch Daniel Fountain hit the three pointer to put Woodbridge up 2 in the first period.
With the Vikings keying on J.J. Redick, Tom Hagan stepped up his game, he hits back to back shots, including this three pointer and the Knights are up 11-7.
Woodbridge star Jeff Allen would score two of his 14 points on this shot, but he was held in check.
[SUPER=33-Cave Spring/69/Woodbridge/52;]Redick heated up in the second, knocking down this three pointer, three of

his game high 31 points on the night.
The Knights Andrew Davidson helped break the game wide open. He would score 9 points. His trey here gave the Knights their largest lead of the game, 50-40 with six minutes left in the game.
The Knights win the regional semifinal 69-52 to advance to the state tournament for the first time since 1969.
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Cave Spring will meet Potomac Saturday night at seven at Northside high school in the Northwest region championship. P

otomac crushed GW Danville tonight 83-to-66. [S-Forest]


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Berths in the Group Two A state title game were on the line tonight in Lynchburg as the Region Three semi-finals were held at Heritage high school.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Liberty vs. Jefferson Forest; :00]

Jefferson Forest hit the floor pumped and ready to play. They would be the home team last night. The Cavaliers would start off hot, Jon Hamlett throws up the floater and banks it home for 2 of his 9 points. Then its Brandon Rosser who stops and pops and scores from 15 feet out. Liberty looks to their defense for answers. Chris Spinner gets the steal, heads the other way and finds Robert Jones for the layup. But the J.F. defense was tough all night. Out of the scrum at mid-court Rosser comes up with it and connects with Adam Beam as he gets the easy 2. Beam would finish with a game high 20 as the Cavs move to tonight final with the 62-to-57 win.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Blacksburg vs. Amherst Co.; :00]

In the nightcap, the Blacksburg Indians got some last minute instructions before they took the court against Amherst Co.
In the first quarter, the ball swings over to #11 Brett Smith and he hits the bullseye from downtown as the Indians st

art. Later Smith would fire again, this time he misses but Samuel Wheeler with the position gets the rebound and put back.
The Lancers would answer with some deep balls themselves. First its Jay Mays who hits from the corner for three.
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Then Chris Williams gets into the act as he spots up and drains it from behind the arc. Blacksburg advances to tonight's title game with the 62 to 50 win.

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In Region Four last night - Laurel Park embarrassed Abingdon 73-to-33, while Martinsville squeaked by Graham 65-to-56. The Lancers and Bulldogs play for the Region 4 title tomorrow night at 7 at Bassett.
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In region C tonight at Marion, George Wythe beat Covington by 20 and Radford waxed Galax 75-to-48. Those two play for the regional title tonight at 7.


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UVa played its final home of the regular season last night as the Cavs hosted Duke in a must-win situation.
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Desperate times calls for desperate measures and in the first half the Cavs left Travis Watson in the game and he picked up his fourth foul before halftime. Also, Pete Gillen did all he could to fire up his team as he picked up a technical in the first half,as well. Duke has a lot of weapons and last night it was the one most folks forget about Carlos Boozer who gave UVa fits.
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Boozer finished with 33 points. But UVa would not quit. The Cavs went on an amazing 21-to-1 run and UVa upsets Duke last night 87-to-84.
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The Radford Highlanders would face Coastal Carolina for the first time in the Big South Tournament.
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The Highlanders height would work to their advantage in the opening minutes of the game.
Former Liberty star Peanut Arrington gets it inside to 7-footer Andre Savtchenko who easily puts it in off the glass for the duece.
Moments later Savtchenko gets it underneath again for the score and the Highlanders led by 3.
At the other end of the floor Coastal's Antonio Darden stops and pops the short jumper and the Chanticleers would go up by as many as five.
Then the Highlanders backed it outside B.J. Haigler knocks downthe three pointer and Radford cut the lead to 1.


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Radford's Corey Watkins takes it to the hoop and kicks it in off the glass for the score and RU goes on to win it 81-to-66.
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This afternoon the Liberty' Flames, the 8 seed in the tournament - opened play against the top seed - Winthrop. The Eagles from Rock Hill quickly showed why they were suppoed to be better as Tyrone Walker gets loose on the fast break and soars for the slam dunk. Liberty's senior leader Chris Caldwell will back on the near end and answer that with sweet little jumper. He finished with a team high 17. The Flames again attack Winthrop. This time Vincent Okotie with the drive and the jump stop in the paint for the jumper.
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But Winthrop beats Liberty 66-to-59 as the Flames end the season 5 and 25. Winsthrop playsCharleston Southern tomorrow night.
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The upset of the day happened when 7th seeded High Point upset 2nd seeded UNC-Asheville.
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point 3 seconds remaining and the Panthers advance with the 72 to 71 win over Asheville.
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The VMI Keydets were eliminated from the Southern Conference tournament today losing the first round to the Citadel 80-to-70. Jason Conley led the Keydets with 29 points, but the man was Bulldogs guard Travis Cantrell. The former Floyd County star scored 17 points to lead the Citadel.

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