[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A murder conviction overturned, because the judge wouldn't move the trial out of town.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And it resulted in quite a fire but nobody was hurt when the gas tank ignited in a Franklin County repair shop.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


In sports, an update on Winston Cup qualifying from Las Vegas, we ill also roll out the mats for the state wrestling tourney,
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[VO-NAT]


and on the hard wood, Liberty highlighted another big day at the Big South basketball tournament.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[SS=None]


Rain in the forecast could bring some significant relief from the dry weather, we'll examine the latest from the News 7 Weather Center.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[SOT 26:29:19]
[IN Q=we'll ]

((MIKE FLEENOR/PULASKI COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WE'LL TRY IT AS MANY TIMES AS WE NEED TO, WHETHER IT'S IN VIRGINIA BEACH OR RICHMOND OR WHEREVER THEY SEND US.))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=THEY SEND US]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Virginia's highest court says convicted killer Jeffrey Allen Thomas must be given a new trial.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The unanimous decision surprises people on both sides of the case.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Thomas]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC13:22]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The state Supreme Court overturned Thomas' capital conviction and death sentence.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/March 2001]

He has spent the past year on death row for the attempted rape and murder of 16-year old Tara Munsey. But the Supreme Court says the trial judge failed to properly take into account the impact of pre-trial publicity. It was not just the extensive coverage the case generated. "The tenor of the publicity went beyond dispassionate reporting...." according to today's Supreme Court opinion. Justice Elizabeth Lacy cited specific stories. One in particular was a newspaper article that said police had tied the bullets to the suspect, when in fact the bullets could not be linked to Thomas. Judge Colin Gibb refused to move the trial out of Pulaski, believing he'd seated an impartial jury. But it hadn't been easy. It took five days to pick a jury. "...the more difficult it is to seat a jury," Justice Lacy says: "the more likely it is that the public will believe the judicial process to be tainted by prejudice."
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[React-Thomas]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC1:42:44]
[GRAPHIC=Thomas]

Both sides in this high-profile case reacted to the decision today, by promising they will do it all again.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Rachel and Keith/Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon spoke with those directly involved in the case today. Rachel?
[LIVE=Rachel/FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Keith, you have two very different sides in this case but they're reacting very much the same to the news. Attorneys for both the prosecution and the defense say they're surprised. Pulaski County officials believe they haven't had a case get a change of venue in the county for the past 20-years.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski; :00]
[SUPER=04-July 2001; :08]
[SUPER=01-Mike Fleenor/Pulaski Commonwealth's Attorney; :28]
[SUPER=04-February 2000; :53]
[SUPER=01-Jim Davis/Pulaski Co. Sheriff; 1:00]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=EVEN PLAYING FIELD.]

((Nats talking Commonwealth's Attorney Mike Fleenor says the decision is rare and surprising. He believes the judge in the Thomas trial favored the defense during jury selection.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 28:18:02]
[IN Q=to be reversed]

((MIKE FLEENOR/PULASKI COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; TO BE REVERSED ON THAT ISSUE IS REALLY A BIG SURPRISE BUT NONETHELESS WE'LL TRY AGAIN.))
[OUT Q=AGAIN.]

Trying the capital murder case for a second time won't be easy for anyone involved. Fleenor says he's had no contact with the victim's family yet and our calls to Tara Munsey's mother went unanswered.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 29:21:04]
[IN Q=i can't]

((I CAN'T IMAGINE ANY OF US GOING THOROUGH IT AGAIN IT WAS QUITE AN ORDEAL FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THIS CASE FOR THE JURORS FOR THE COURT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE THE WHOLE SYSTEM IN PULASKI COUNTY.))
[OUT Q=PULASKI COUNTY.]

A missing poster of the 16-year-old girl still hangs in Sheriff Jim Davis' office. He says the decision for change of venue doesn't change the evidence.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 33:14:21]
[IN Q=WE PRODUCED]

((JIM DAVIS/PULASKI CO. SHERIFF; WE PRODUCED A VERY STRONG THOROUGH AND PROFESSIONAL INVESTIGATION AND I STAND BY THAT TODAY.))
[OUT Q=TODAY]

BUTT BUTT
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 33:21:22]
[IN Q=NO MATTER]

((NO MATTER WHERE THEY TRY HIS CASE I'M CONFIDENT THE SAME RESULTS WILL OCCUR WHICH WILL BE A STRONG CONVICTION OF JEFFERY THOMAS.))
[OUT Q=THOMAS.]

Thomas's former brother in law Gary Davis says he's glad a new trial can go to an area where it is non prejudiced. Defense attorney Brian Scheid said in a phone interview... "WE'RE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE DECISION.... THE SUPREME COURT REALLY FOCUSED AND ASKED A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT CHANGE OF VENUE.... HOPEFULLY NOW WE'LL HAVE SOMETHING MORE LIKE AN EVEN PLAYING FIELD."))
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[LIVE=Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Where that playing field will be no one really knows. Commonwealth's Attorney Mike Fleenor says they will first file a formal notice to try again. Keith,
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel/Microwave;]

he believes the State Supreme Court will pick the jurisdiction for a new trial.

[Intermet-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC1:36:07]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]

Victims of a New River Valley explosion are filing suit in Radford Circuit Court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/March 6, 2000;]

An explosion at the New River Castings plant in Radford killed three-people and seriously injured others in March of 2000. Court documents list five-plaintiffs....the estates of the deceased and two injured employees. Multiple defendants are named in the suits including the plant and it's parent company Intermet International.
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[Jamison]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Hallis Jamison]

Eighty- two year old Hallis Jamison will spend the weekend in jail. He's the suspect in Tuesday night's shooting on Hanover Avenue. A 15-year old girl was fatally injured by rifle fire at his front door. His attorney had asked a judge to consider setting bond for Jamison today, but withdrew the request once he learned Jamison will likely be indicted Monday for murder.

[Franklin-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-01 TC1:08:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


He escaped unharmed... but very narrowly.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


An employee at Holley's Used Auto Parts store in Franklin County was removing a gas tank from an automobile when it ignited.
His shoes caught fire immediately.
Two of his co-workers were able to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher.
His feet did not burn, but the building did.
It took firefighters two hours to control the blaze.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We think it had]

((RON HOLLEY/HOLLEY"S USED AUTO PARTS: WE THINK IT HAD ONE OF THOSE CEILING HEATERS. THE FUMES MUST HAVE GONE UP AND WHEN THE FURNACE KICKED ON, THERE WAS A A LITTLE SPARK THERE. THAT'S THE ONLY THING I CAN FIGURE.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Holley/Holley's Used Auto Parts]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=can figure.]
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[VO-NAT]


There's no word yet on the amount of damage the fire caused.
Owner Ron Holley says the business was insured, but is not sure how much of the damage insurance will cover.


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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


It was a cutting-edge piece of military hardware that crashed in Bedford County more than 50 years ago.
Still ahead on News 7, see how one local minister wants to remember the crewmen who lost their lives.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And it's an annual rite: schools across the country celebrating Doctor Seuss' birthday and the joy of reading.
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[Henry-Schools]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC32:58]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The fight to save some Henry County Schools will go on another week.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT - :19]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

At a personnel hearing today, the Henry County School Board declined to act on a proposal by the school superintendent to scrap the consolidation plan which would close several middle and high schools. Most people involved say the controversy over the plan could come to an end next Thursday at the School Board meeting.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 39:41]
[IN Q=The board has to make...]

((SHARON DODSON/HENRY CO. SUPERINTENDENT; THE BOARD HAS TO MAKE THE FINAL DECISION ON THIS, AND THEY NEED TIME TO REFLECT, THEY MAY NEED TO GATHER MORE BACKGROUND INFORMATION IN ORDER TO MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION. AND THEY HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING WITH THIS FOR OVER 5 YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon Dodson/Henry Co. Superintendent;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=with this for over five years.]
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[VO-NAT - :09+]

If the consolidation plan is scrapped, the Henry County School system will still have to make budget cuts that could amount to one million dollars.
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[Terrorism]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC1:43:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Warner says there is no mission more important than preserving the safety of Virginia's citizens. As the nation deals with terrorism, Warner says the state must ask, "Are We Prepared?"
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Governor created the "Secure Virginia Panel" to address the state's emergency preparedness.
Today, as the group met for the first time, Warner said it will focus on terrorism, but also on the state's response to natural disasters.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:05:04]
[IN Q=How we intereact]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: HOW WE INTEREACT BETWEEN STATE FEDERAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT, HOW WE INTERACT IN TERMS OF PUBLIC SECTOR AND PRIVATE SECTOR. HOW WE MAKE SURE THOSE FIRST RESPONDERS HAVE THE TRAINING NECESSARY SO THEY CAN BE ON SITE AS QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY AS POSSIBLE.))
[SUPER=@markwarner]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=and efficiently as possible.]
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[VO-NAT]


Both the House and Senate have approved budgets that include far less funding for terrorism than the 44- million dollars Governor Warner has proposed.
But Warner says he's hopeful, the final budget will include enough money for terrorism preparedness.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some upbeat economic news sent stocks way up. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/262.73/10368.86/x/71.26/1802.75;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW climbed 263 points.
NASDAQ gained 71.
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[VO]
[SUPER=271-i/0.90/43.90/h/0.27/44.12/h/0.85/64.80/h/0.50/19.10/h/0.15/7.55;]
[SUPER=272-h/0.86/59.14/h/0.14/53.00/h/0.95/39.45/i/0.51/26.99/i/0.06/40.67;]
[SUPER=273-h/0.20/22.35/h/1.40/25.19/h/0.06/0.76/h/1.11/53.77/h/0.10/11.81;]
[SUPER=274-h/0.69/63.48/i/0.13/71.57/h/1.79/48.59/h/0.56/33.79/h/0.80/62.81;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[Church]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC02:24]
[GRAPHIC=Charles Church]


Hundreds of people said goodbye today to former Danville and Lynchburg city manager Charles Church.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Church died Tuesday after a long battle with prostate cancer.
A large crowd packed First Christian Church in Lynchburg this afternoon for a memorial service honoring Church's life.
His pastor says Church will be remembered for his commitment to his family, his friends and his community.
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[SOT 14:04:02]
[IN Q=He viewed the]

((REV. ROGER ZIMMERMAN/FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH: HE VIEWED THE UNREALIZED PROMISE FROM AFAR AND HE TOOK POSSESSION OF THE FUTURE BY HIS ACT OF FAITH, BY HIS VISIONING, BY HIS STRATEGIC PLANNING, BY HIS WARMTH OF CHARACTER, AND THIS FAITH CONTINUED INTO HIS PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS FAMILY MEMBERS, WITH NEIGHBORS, WITH CITY EMPLOYEES, WITH COLLEAGUES THROUGHOUT VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Roger Zimmerman/First Christian Church;]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=colleagues throughout Virginia.]
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[VO-NAT]


Charles Church was 56 years old.
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[Savage-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC1:00:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Between 1943 and 1950, there were four military air crashes in Bedford County.. accidents that claimed nearly a dozen lives.
One memorial has already been erected to the memory of one plane's crew.. now a local pastor is working on a second.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When it first]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :27]
[SUPER=01-Pastor Jeff Clemens/Memorial Organizer; :53]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.]

(( When it first rolled off the assembly lines, it was going to be the pride of the U-S Navy.
The AJ-1 Savage was a hybrid: part jet, part propeller-driven airplane, designed to travel long distances..its payload: the atomic bomb.
[natsot 16:29:39]

((THIS WAS THE HOTTEST THING GOING AT THE TIME..))
[RUNS= 03]


One of the first three Savages ever built was on a training run from California to Maryland on June 22, 1950 when it ran out of time, fuel and luck over Bedford County.
Bill Karnes' wife was one of dozens of residents who heard the plane fly over that night.
[natsot 16:50:55]

((IT WAS MAKING A FUNNY SOUND, THEY SAID, A-POPPING AND A-SPITTING AND A-CARRYING ON, AND MAKING AN AWFUL RACKET..))
[RUNS= 07]


Moments later, the Savage crashed in this field just off Route 714 near Huddleston, killing its three-man crew.
Their names exist only on a two-page accident report in naval archives.. Pastor Jeff Clemens would like to change that.
[SOT 16:36:05]

((PASTOR JEFF CLEMENS/MEMORIAL ORGANIZER: AFTER SEPTEMBER, WE'VE DISCOVERED WHAT PATRIOTISM IS AGAIN.. LOVE OF YOUR COUNTRY, YOUR FAITH AND IT'S PULLING ALL THAT TOGETHER, AND THAT'S WHY I'M INTERESTED IN THIS.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=in this.]


Last year, Clemens raised money for a memorial for the B-25 that crashed in Bedford in 1943.. honoring the Savage and its crew is next on his list.
[SOT 16:37:10]

((CLEMENS: IT'S MORE PEOPLE AND THE STORIES AND CLOSURE AND HONOR TO THE FAMILIES. AND YOU SAW THAT LAST MAY, IT WAS VERY MEANINGFUL TO THE FAMILIES, IT WAS A GIFT. AND IT MADE A TREMENDOUS DIFFERENCE IN THEIR LIVES,THERE WAS FINALLY CLOSURE, THERE WAS HONOR AND RESPECT.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=honor and respect.]


Clemens hopes to have the memorial in place by Veterans Day.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Highlights from the Big South basketball tournament today, the latest on Cup qualifying at Las Vegas,
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[VO-NAT]

and the single and double A state wrestling tournament has taken over the Salem Civic Center.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-117]
[GRAPHIC=Las Vegas]


Winston Cup drivers began qualifying at Las Vegas for the UAW -Chrysler 400 just after five o'clock today.
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[VO NAT ENG#]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/; :00]


So far. Todd Bodine is pacing Bud Pole qualifying at the track. He turned and burned the speedway.
We will have a complete run down of the qualifying order for you tonight at 11.

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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-108 (1:31:38)]
[GRAPHIC=Wrestling Logo]


The state wrestling tournament opened at the Salem Civic Center this morning. In Group Two A the battle for state supremacy is between Grundy and the Blue Demons of Christiansburg. However, there's another battle developing in the Group A ranks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :]


Defending champion Brentsville is favored. But the Indians of Rural Retreat, the Region D champions, appear to be ready to make a run at the Tigers from Nokesville.
Rural Retreat has 10 wrestlers competing for state titles.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="We're in...]
[SUPER=01-Rick Boyd/Rural Retreat Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=.....for the better."]
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[VO-NAT]


A State championship this season would be very special for Brentsville. Their long time coach Thaddeus Kiesnowski is retiring after the season.
Kiesnowski has been a teacher for 38 years. 30 of those years he's been the wrestling coach at Brentsville and during that time he's won 7 state titles and he's going for his 8-th title this year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="My goal...]
[SUPER=01-Thaddeus Kiesnowski/Brentsville Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=.....like it now."]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The tournament champions will be crowned on Saturday night.

[S-Liberty]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-113 (59:28)]
[GRAPHIC=Big South]


The Lady Flames of Liberty University are headed back to the Big South tournament title game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Liberty vs Charleston Southern; ]


Liberty, the number one seed, warmed up for the semi final game against Charleston Southern.
The lady Bucaneers made a run at the Flames early in the second half Cesurian Champagne pulls up and hits the jumper and Southern led by 1.
But the Flames answered the call when Katie Feenstra knocked down the short jumper to tie it at 31 to 31 in the half she scored a game high 16 points.
Liberty took the lead the next trip down the floor Ana Sousa hitting the jumper to make it 33 to 31.
[SUPER=33-Liberty/54/Charleston Southern/41/; :]


The Flames sealed the win with a 14 to 2 win with 8 minutes to go and Liberty advances to the championship game with the 54 to 41 victory.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Monique Leonard/Scored 9 Points; :]
[SUPER=01-Carey Green/Liberty Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=.....any defense."]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Liberty will play Coastal Carolina the lady Chanticleers upset Winthrop 58 to 56.

[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-120]
[GRAPHIC=none]



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[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Night; :00]

IN ACC action last night, unranked UVa pulled off the upset, beating third ranked Duke 87-84 at U-Hall. The 17 and 9 Wahoos erased a 15 point deficit thanks in large part to senior Adam Hall's 21 points. The win gives the Cavs lifeless NCAA tournament hopes a jolt.
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[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP_112]
[GRAPHIC=Northwest region]


Cave Spring battles Potomac for the Northwest region championship tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night; :00]

The Knights earned their first trip to state in 33 years with a 69-52 win over Woodbridge last night.
Now the Regional Championship will be played at Northside.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hicks/Cave Spring Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=.......the game to"]
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[VO-NAT(con't)]


J.J. Redick poured in a game high 31 points. I have never seen the McDonalds All American get rattled...until last night...for just a few seconds during our post game interview, thanks to his teammates.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-J. J. Redick/Scored 31 Points Last Night; :00]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=LAUGHTER FADES OUT!!!!!!!]
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[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-106]
[GRAPHIC=Redskins]


On the first day of free agency the Redskins signed unrestricted free agents and former Tampa Bay receiver Reidel Anthony for one year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]


The Skins also inked former New York Giants linebacker Jesse Armstead, he will get a three year deal worth 4.5 million bucks. The deal will include a signing bonus of 1.25 million.
The Baltimore Ravens waived quarterback Elvis Grbac today after he would not restructure his 30 million dollar contract
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[Almanac]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Lamb like weather for the first day of March, how does that bode for the future?
Here's Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner with a full run down of what the weather SHOULD do, according to this month's almanac.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The trees are]
[SUPER=@Leo1; :07]
[RUNS=:56]
[OUT Q=meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner.]


[***MUSIC CONTINUES FOR 1:00]
[Reading]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Students across the state today celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Funny things were everywhere on this Read Across America Day, including lots of Cats in the Hat.
Parents, teachers and guests read their favorite books to the kids, and then passed out treats.
The school staffs still had to clean up, though.
They didn't get any help from Thing One, or Thing Two. (------------)