[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A Roanoke man is due back in court tomorrow for shooting a teenager through his front door.
Tonight, the victim's family speaks out.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, for the second time this week, a bank robber strikes the Roanoke Valley.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, the Liberty men are ousted from the Big South Tournament. The Hokies add a 13th game on a Sunday to their football schedule.
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[VO-NAT]

And JJ Redick is playing like a man possessed these days. His thoughts on that and tonight's game with Woodbridge later in sports.
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[WX-Head]
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Weather conditions all over the page this weekend. We got from mild sunshine to a decent shot of cool rain. Details and our Thursday WeatherSchool straight ahead. [Open]
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[IN Q=It's not his fault]
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[OUT Q=dislike him at all.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Friends and relatives of a teenage girl shot and killed say they forgive the man now charged with her death.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But it's not the first time the 82-year-old man has been charged with murder.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young. [Brown]
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An 82-year-old man is behind bars, charged with the malicious wounding and death of his 15-year-old neighbor.

[ANCHOR=Keith 2 Shot]


But the girl's friends and relatives believe he did NOT mean to harm her.
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Marya Jones talked to them today.
Marya, what did they have to say?
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Keith and Shannon,
Charlotte Brown's family says they believe this was a tragic accident.
They sympathize with the man now charged in her death.
And they say the fact that he pleaded guilty to a murder 50 years ago doesn't change that. ((ROLLCUE:...change that.))
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[IN Q=We don't hate]
[SUPER=01-Marsha Johnson/Friend; :00]
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[SUPER=01-Andria Brown/Sister; 1:02]
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[OUT Q=not promised to none of us.]
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((MARSHA JOHNSON/FRIEND: WE DON'T HATE HIM -- IT WAS JUST SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED. AND WE KNOW HE DID NOT MEAN TO TAKE OUR CHILD AWAY FROM US, HE REALLY DIDN'T.))
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Marsha Johnson was Charlotte Brown's Special Olympics coach and a family friend.
She's been getting the girl's basketball jersey ready to drape on her casket.
She says Charlotte had just left volleyball practice Tuesday night, and was walking home when she ran into two of her cousins in front of Hallis Jamison's house.
The other girls had apparently been banging on his doors and windows.
Family members say Charlotte knocked on his door to return a set of his keys her cousins had taken.
That's when police say he fired his hunting rifle through the door, killing her.
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[SOT 16:48 - :58]

(( SHE WAS A VICTIM OF CIRCUMSTANCE. BUT YOU HAVE TO TAKE IT AS JUST AN UNFORTUNATE ACCIDENT AND YOU CAN NOT TURN YOUR BACK AGAINST YOUR NEIGHBORS AND YOUR COMMUNITY FOR ONE BAD THING. ))
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Hallis Jamison pleaded guilty to second degree murder once back in 19-52... and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Charlotte's older sister recalls him as a kind but quiet neighbor, who always waved at passers-by from his front porch.
She says her little sister just wanted to help him.
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[SOT 26:58 - 27:07]

((ANDRIA BROWN/SISTER: I CAN STILL SEE HER SMILING, TALKING TO ME, CALLING MY NAME... JUST GOING TO GET USED TO HER COMING THROUGH THE DOOR, GOING DOWN THE STREET, SHE WAS VERY LOUD.))
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((SHIRLEY FLINT/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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Charlotte's funeral will be held Tuesday at one o'clock at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Roanoke.
Her family did NOT have insurance and Serenity Funeral Home has been accepting donations to help pay for her funeral.
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Hallis Jamison's bond hearing is set for tomorrow. Keith and Shannon?

[Judgeships]


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Roanoke County will get a new chief prosecutor this fall, as a result of legislative action taken today in Richmond.
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Lawmakers approved a slate of three new judges for the Roanoke Valley. Attorney Charlie Dorsey and General District Judge Bill Broadhurst were elected Circuit Judges. County Commonwealth's Attorney Skip Burkart will fill Broadhurst's position on the lower court. We spoke with Burkart and Dorsey the day they were endorsed for positions on the bench by the Salem- Roanoke County Bar Association.
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[IN Q=My whole career]

((SKIP BURKART/GENERAL DISTRICT JUDGE-ELECT/FEBRUARY 7: MY WHOLE CAREER'S BEEN IN THE COURTROOM. I THINK I KNOW HOW TO DO IT, AND I THINK I CAN DO A GOOD JOB.))
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[OUT Q=do a good job.]



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((CHARLIE DORSEY/CIRCUIT JUDGE-ELECT/FEBRUARY 7: I THINK I HAVE SOMETHING TO OFFER. I'VE ENJOYED SUBSTITUTING IN THE LOWER COURTS. I'VE ENJOYED WORKING WITH LAWYERS. I'VE ENJOYED WORKING WITH PARTY LITIGANTS, PERSONS, WITNESSES AND COURT PERSONNEL.))
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[OUT Q=litigants, persons, witnesses and court personnel.]
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[VO-NAT]

Dorsey will replace Richard Pattisall on the Circuit bench as of July first. Broadhurst takes the place of Diane Strickland on November first.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Burkart will assume Judge Broadhurst's position, leaving the Commonweath's Attorney's position vacant as of November first. That's so close to the Fall elections, that Chief Assistant Randy Leach will be appointed Commonwealth's Attorney for one year. He has already decided to run for election in 2003.

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The events of September 11th and the war on terrorism have affected many Virginians. Today in Richmond, state lawmakers recognized two families who have been touched by the tragedy.
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((SEPTEMBER 11TH HAS OBVIOUSLY CAST SUCH A LONG SHADOW OVER THE LIFE OF OUR COUNTRY AND OUR COMMONWEALTH...))
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[OUT Q=and our Commonwealth.]
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Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine welcomed Sheri Burlingame to the Senate Chamber this morning. Her husband, Charles Burlingame, was the pilot of the jetliner that was flown into the Pentagon on September 11th.
Lawmakers also honored the widow and young children of Johnny Michael Spann, the CIA agent who was killed during a Taliban prison uprising. Spann was the first combat casualty of the war in Afghanistan.
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[IN Q=The thing about it]

((SHANNON SPANN: THE THING ABOUT IT... YOU'RE MISSING THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE YOU WANT STANDING THERE WITH YOU. AND SO IT'S A GREAT HONOR BUT A LITTLE BIT DIFFICULT.))
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[OUT Q=a little bit difficult.]
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[VO-NAT]


Shannon Spann met her husband at the CIA, where both were employed. They lived in Manassas Park. The Burlingames were residents of Fairfax County.
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[Bank-Robbery]


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The second bank robbery in the Roanoke Valley in four days occurred this morning in Roanoke County.
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The Oak Grove branch of Salem Bank and Trust on Route 419 was held up. A county police dog followed a trail behind the bank to an empty parking spot obscured from the bank's view by another building. Police on the scene speculated that today's hold-up could have been the work of the same person who robbed the First Virginia bank on Colonial Avenue in Roanoke Monday.
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[OxyContin]


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A legal setback for people suing the makers of OxyContin.
A federal judge in Kentucky has denied a motion for a class action suit against Purdue Pharma.
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The plaintiffs claimed to represent a group of patients taking the drug for pain relief but who developed an addiction.
But the judge determined that the plaintiffs did not satisfy the legal prerequisites for class action.
Purdue is calling the decision a legal victory and hopes it will set a precedent for similar allegations in the future.
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[WLVA]


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Don't write the obituary just yet for Lynchburg's oldest radio station.
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W-L-V-A has been on the air for 72 years, but the land where its transmission towers are located has been sold to developers who want to build houses there.
The A-M station was supposed to sign off tomorrow, but its management says it's working on a deal to stay on the air indefinitely.
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[IN Q=We're going to]

((BOB ABBOTT/WLVA STATION MANAGER: WE'RE GOING TO STAY ON, WE KNOW, THROUGH NEXT WEEK ANYWAY, AND WE'RE NEGOTIATING, THERE'S BEEN A GREAT OUTPOURING OF SENTIMENT FOR THE STATION TO STAY ON AND THERE'S BEEN SOME OTHER THINGS GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE SAME TIME.))
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[OUT Q=at the same time.]
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Abbott says he's trying to work a deal where W-L-V-A could transmit off a different tower while it looks to relocate to a new facility.
He adds dozens of people have called or stopped by this week to voice their support for the station which first signed on in 1930.
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[Tease#1]
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The job pays 40 grand a year .. and some officials say there's no work involved. Just ahead, a move to get rid of it.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And meet a local college student .. one of the few to intern on the floor of the world's most important financial center.
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess] [COMMERCIAL] [Galax-Treasurer]
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The City of Galax wants to get rid of its Treasurer's Office.
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Some city leaders say it's a matter of saving the taxpayers money.
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Officials say the position needs to go because the Treasurer has no official work to do...yet collects a 40-thousand dollar a year state-paid salary.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins us with more...Rachel?
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Shannon, officials want to be clear that this is not a personal matter. They want to eliminate the position because over the years, the Treasurer's workload has declined and gone to other offices...to the point where she has no assigned state or city duties.
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[IN Q=our view]

((ODELL HAMDEN/GALAX CITY COUNCILMAN; OUR VIEW IS IT'S OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS COUNCIL PERSONS TO SAVE THE TAXPAYERS AS MUCH MONEY AS WE CAN AT WHATEVER LEVEL LOCAL STATE AND FEDERAL AND WE SAW THIS AS JUST AN ABSOLUTE WASTE.))
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[OUT Q=AN ABSOLUTE WASTE.]
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Because it's a constitutional office - state procedure must be followed. Today...450-petition signatures are being certified to go to Richmond. The General Assembly can then set a referendum to let Galax's voters decide if the office should stay or go.
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Galax Treasurer Margaret Hensley declined an interview. She's been in her position for 33-years, voters have re-elected her for nine straight terms. But she did tell a Richmond newspaper she stays busy. Shannon...
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even if a vote is ordered and the office is abolished...Hensley's current term ends in 2006. She would be able to stay and get paid until then.

[Hollins-Student]


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Only a small number of those who apply actually get to intern at the New York Stock Exchange...
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and Hollins University student Catherine Dapra is one of them.
In fact, Dapra has interned in the International Division of the exchange twice in eight months.
She made use of Hollins' career development department.. and is hoping her experience will lead to employment in New York City.
Dapra can't say enough about how important internships are to building a career.
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[IN Q=I learned more]

((CATHERINE DAPRA/HOLLINS STUDENT: I LEARNED MORE THAN ANY TEXT BOOK COULD EVER TEACH YOU. HAVING A REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE LIKE THIS HAS TAUGHT ME ABOUT PEOPLE IN GENERAL AND THE BUSINESS PLACE.))
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Bill Johnston -- the president of the stock exchange first opened the doors to interns from Washington and Lee in 1996 since it is his alma mater.
Since his wife is a Hollins alumna, he gathered Hollins students would also benefit from working there.
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[Stocks]
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Wall Street started the day with a strong advance .. but couldn't hold onto it. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The Dow closed down 21 points. NASDAQ fell 20.
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The key to any successful business is keeping your customers happy.. and that's true even if your business is a hospital.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


At Lynchburg General, they're spending more than four million dollars making their facility more pleasant for the thousands of patients who pass through there each year.
That includes a revamped emergency department that has softer lighting, brighter colors and new equipment to treat patients more quickly and comfortably.
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[SOT 1:31:39]
[IN Q=With the volume]

((DARRELL POWERS/CENTRA HEALTH SR. V.P.: WITH THE VOLUME WE HAVE, THE SEVENTY THOUSAND PLUS PER YEAR AND MOST OF OUR INPATIENT ADMISSIONS ARE GENERATED THROUGH THE E-R, AND WE HOPE PEOPLE ARE NOT WAITING VERY LONG BUT THEY NEED AN AREA THAT'S COMFORTABLE AND HOPEFULLY IT'S ENLIGHTENING.))
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[OUT Q=hopefully it's enlightening.]
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The new E-R also features a children's play area, gift shop and espresso bar.
It officially opens March 13th.
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[Grammy-Winners]


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Local Bluegrass fans say last night's Grammy wins were a long time in coming.
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The "O Brother, Where Art Thou" soundtrack earned 5-awards including album of the year. Dan Tyminski took home a Grammy for his work on the soundtrack with the group Allison Kraus and Union Station. And Dickenson County resident Ralph Stanley was honored for the song "O Death", also off the "O'Brother" soundtrack. Those in the industry say they've felt the music's popularity swelling and knew the wave was about to break.
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[SUPER=01-John Lawless/Bluegrass Musician;]

((JOHN LAWLESS/BLUEGRASS MUCISIAN: I BELIEVE THAT BLUEGRASS ARTISTS TOTALLY SWEPT THE COUNTRY MUSIC CATEGORY WHICH STRIKES ME AS PERFECTLY APPROPRIATE BUT, I THINK, IT PROBABLY OPENED ALOT OF EYES... PEOPLE THAT, BLUEGRASS MUSIC WASN'T EVEN ON THEIR RADAR, IT'S ON THEIR DESK TODAY.))
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[OUT Q=it's on their desk today.]
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Lawless says Bluegrass music will never be as popular as dance music but that, now that it's been honored in front of the world, it won't slip as far into obscurity as it has been in the past.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on the Big 7, JJ redick and Cave Spring get ready what they hope will be a passage to that elusive state tournament. Tech adds a 13th football game.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Big South men finally get the hardwood. We'll have highlights of Liberty's first round tournament game with Winthrop in a moment.
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All eyes in the Roanoke Valley tonight will be on the Cave Spring high school gym where the Knights host Woodbridge in the Northwest regional semi-finals. Tuesday night in the quarterfinals - J.J. Redick poured in 30 to lead the Knights. In fact, since he returned from injury - he has been a man on a mission.
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Redick will need a big night from the field and another big night from his teammates. Woodbridge will be much more of a challenge than Brooke Point was on Tuesday in the quarterfinals.
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[VO NAT CON'T] Last night J.J. was named a McDonald's all-American. He is one of 12 players on an east squad that will play in New York City on April 4th.
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[GO TO PINNACLE] Redick is the latest in a very short list of McDonald's All-Americans from the Shenandoah valley. Michael Porter from Pulaski and Kevin Madden were named to the team back in 1985, In 1989 George Lynch who finished up at Flint Hill earned the honor. And fellow Patriot Curtis Staples, who graduated from Oak Hill, also earned the honor in 1994.
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The Region III semifinals tip off tonight at Heritage. Jefferson Forest and Liberty play at 6:30 followed by Blacksburg and Amherst at 8:15.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Forward Marcus Travis will NOT play due to his injured left knee. Blacksburg has learned to win in his absence.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bob Trear/Blacksburg Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=.....helped us out quite a bit"]
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[VO-NAT]

The Indians are no strangers to Lynchburg, having played in the Hill City this season.
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[IN Q="]
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[OUT Q=.....as long your playing"]
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[S-Liberty]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
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The Big South tournament opened yesterday and already two of the local drawing cards have been eliminated. The Radford women were upset last night, and and this afternoon the Liberty men were sent packing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Winthrop vs. Liberty; :00]

Liberty's Mel Hankinson was hoping his team could salvage an otherwise disappointing season as the Flames took on top seed Winthrop. But the Eagles would be the ones soaring early as Tyrone Walker gets loose on the fast break and flies in from the right side with the jam. 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 is just too talented. The Eagles beat Liberty 66-to-59 as the Flames end the season 5 and 25.
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Winthrop next plays Charleston Southern - a 83-to-64 winner over Elon. Tonight two more game are on tap with UNC Asheville is playing High Point at this hour, and third seeded Radford takes on Coastal Carolina at 8.

[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Virginia Tech Hokies announced today that they will have a 13th football game later this fall, afterall. Tech will play Arkansas State on Sunday, August 25th in the Hispanic College Fund Football Classic. The kickoff time has not been established at this point. [WEATHER] [6PM WEATHER] [02/28/2002] [SS NONE]
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