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Coming up on News 7-
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A multi-million dollar lottery ticket is sold in Roanoke-- but who is the lucky winner? The Henry County school system hits the books... as it tries to deal with a looming deficit. Fighting intensifies in Afghanistan... And, the Covington Fire Department celebrates a milestone.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]

A Blacksburg native and 20- other National Guardsmen are remembered in Virginia Beach... one year after a fatal plane crash.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Memorial]


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The majority of the guardsmen killed in the crash were based in Virginia Beach... including Blacksburg native, Greg Skurupey. The men lost their lives when their plane went down in a field in Georgia while returning from training. Today friends and family dedicated a memorial in their name at Camp Pendleton. Stephanie Sy has more.
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[SUPER=01-Martha Bartles/Mother of Crash Victim; :29]
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[SUPER=02-Kathy Skurupey/Wife of Crash Victim; :55 (QUICK!)]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Sy/Reporting; 1:05]
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[OUT Q=men will never be replaced.]

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Friends and family are remembeing another Virginia Beach man killed when his fighter jet crashed yesterday.
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35- year old Christopher Blaschum died after ejecting from the F-14-- during a training exercise in the Mediterranean Sea. Blaschum-- who was piloting the jet... leaves behind a wife and two sons.
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[OUT Q=it hurts.]
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Another airman was injured in the incident and is listed in good condition. The F-14 had just launched from the U-S-S "John F. Kennedy'' aircraft carrier -- which is on its way to deployment in the war in Afghanistan.


[Lotto-South]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Virginia's first Lotto South multi-millionaire remains a mystery tonight.
But here's what we do know, the winner has a local connection.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The winning ticket was sold at the Kroger in the old Harris Tetter building on Brambelton Avenue in Roanoke.
The winner is still unknown.
But we do know he or she will receive 20-million dollars plus a one million dollar bonus.
The winner can choose one lump sum payment or 30 annual payments of 667-thousand dollars.
[SUPER=04-Lotto South;]


The one million dollar bonus is derived from jackpot funds reserved from the last "Lotto Virginia" drawing back in September.
The winning numbers are 21-26-27-32-33, and 34.
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[Henry-Schools]


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[*****ANCHOR TAG*****] It's back to the drawing board for the Henry County school system. Earlier this week, the Superintendent asked the school board to scrap its controversial reconfiguration plan.
As Justin McLeod discovered the next step could be even more drastic.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co./December; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Dodson/Superintendent of Schools; :34]
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((((NAT SOUND OF PUBLIC HEARING))
The plan to close and consolidate several schools had people fired up for months.
Now, a cooling off period.
It appears the school board will most likely kill the plan.
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[IN Q=I think it's great]

((LAUREN STUBBLEFIELD/FIELDALE-COLLINSVILLE JUNIOR: I THINK IT'S GREAT, IT'S JUST, I LOVE IT.)) ((COURTNEY HALE/FIELDALE-COLLINSVILLE JUNIOR: THEY'RE ALL EXCITED. THEY'RE READY TO DO, STAY HERE.))
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But that excitement may be short-lived.
The school system is still facing a more than a million dollar budget shortfall next year.
And state law requires a school system to operate with a balanced budget.
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[IN Q=The big issue]

((SHARON DODSON/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: THE BIG ISSUE IS A MILLION AND HALF DEFICIT, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO DO IT? IT'S GOING TO AFFECT PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=to effect people]


The first to feel the effects could be the staff.
Dodson says teacher raises for next year are highly unlikely.
Another possibility? Teachers may have to pay more for health insurance.
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[IN Q=Cuts in staff]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: CUTS IN STAFF ARE ALSO MOST LIKELY ON THEIR WAY. LAST YEAR, THE SCHOOL SYSTEM CUT NEARLY 60 POSITIONS MAINLY THROUGH RETIREMENT AND ATTRITION. THIS TIME AROUND, THOSE CUTS COULD COME IN THE FORM OF LAYOFFS.))

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((QUICK NAT SOUND OF TEACHING))
After all, 80-percent of the budget goes towards personnel.
Courses and other programs may also have to be cut.
And there may be very little money left to upgrade and fix aging buildings.
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[IN Q=We have to deal]

((SHARON DODSON/SUPERINTENDENT: WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE CHANGES THAT HAVE BEEN DEALT TO US. THERE'S JUST NO WAY AROUND THAT. WE'VE GOT TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUES.))
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They are issues Dodson hopes to consult with the public.
She plans to set up a citizen's advisory committe to help her deal with a budget that must be completed by April 15th.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Henry County.))
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The school board has not officially voted to end the reconfiguration plan.
It is expected to do so at its next meeting, scheduled for Thursday.

[Sterling]


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One thing everyone agrees on in Henry County is the economy must change.
Many hope the new head of the Commerce Office is the right man for the job.
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Wayne Sterling began working for the county in late October.
He is responsible for all aspects of the county's economic development program.
It is work that has even taken him out west.
Sterling has spent the last two weeks in the Silicon Valley hoping to attract new businesses to the area.
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[SOT 00:26:54]
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[SUPER=01-Tim Hall/Henry Co. Spokesperson]

((TIM HALL/HENRY CO. SPOKESPERSON: ONE THING WAYNE STERLING BRINGS TO HENRY COUNTY IS NAME RECOGNITION. WAYNE STERLING CAN PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL A CEO AND THAT CEO KNOWS WHO HE IS AND THAT'S OPENED DOORS FOR US LITERALLY OPENED DOORS WITH WAYNE GOING TO VISIT COMPANY'S AND FIGURATIVELY IT'S OPENED DOORS BECAUSE PEOPLE NOW ARE AWARE THAT WE ARE TOGETHER, HENRY COUNTY AND WAYNE STERLING ARE TOGETHER.))
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Since January first, more than six hundred jobs have been announced in Henry County.
Sterling is expected to return from his trip and be back on the job this week.
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, viewers ask just who was the victim in a shooting that happened last Tuesday...
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and U-S led troops engage in heavy fighting against several hundred opposition forces in eastern Afghanistan. We'll have that and more when we return.
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[Afghanistan]


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The fighting continues in Eastern Afghanistan, as American and Afghan troops go after Taliban and Al-Qaida forces. It's one of the largest missions since the war started, but it has seen little success. Aleen Sirgany reports from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) Arizona; :17]
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(( Over 1-thousand U-S and Afghan troops have converged on Gardez, in eastern Afghanistan. The area is rugged, snow covered and over 10-thousand feet high in some places. And the Taliban and Al-qaida forces there have proved to be difficult to overpower.

(SOT- Sen. John McCain/(R) Arizona)

"you can say a lot about the taliban and al-qaida but their tenacity is quite remarkable."
TRACK: On Saturday ground troops were unable to penetrate the enemy's stronghold. One American and three Afghan soldiers were killed.
(nats of bombers)

So on Sunday the attack from the sky resumed.
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More than 250 bombs have been dropped... including the thermoberic bomb, made specifically to hit cave openings and destroy everything inside.
At the same time helicopters are delivering supplies to troops on the ground... and that could mean another round of fighting. But they face a major problem.
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"The exact size of the enemy forces who are occupying a series of cave complexes is not known."
The pentagon estimated around 5-hundred Al-qaida and Taliban fighters. But Afghan leaders say those numbers are too low. They believe there could be thousands of enemy forces in the area.
Despite the problems, u-s leaders, like Senator John McCain believe we could see more missions of this style in the future.

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"it's gonna require troops on the ground and tragically american casualities"
STANDUP: And U-S forces are using more than firepower in this battle. They're also dropping hundreds of leaflets. One reads quote: ``Hand over Taliban and al-Qaida or you will be destroyed." CBS News, Washington.))

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It is one of the largest and most popular anti-drug programs in the country, but some say it just doesn't work.
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Drug Abuse Resistance Education or D.A.R.E. as it's commonly known-- is taught in more than eighty percent of our nation's school systems.
It usually involves a police officer lecturing to kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol at the fifth grade level.
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((BONNIE ENGLISH/ROANOKE D.A.R.E. OFFICER: I THINK IF YOU CAN GET THE POINT ACROSS TO THEM EARLY AND GIVE THEM THAT POSITIVE ATTITUDE ABOUT DRUGS, THEIR FUTURE AND GOALS, I THINK IT'S THE BEST THING.))
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But study after study suggests D.A.R.E. does very little to prevent teens from abusing drugs.
In fact, one study found kids who go through the D.A.R.E. program in elementary school are just as likely to use illegal drugs later as kids who don't.
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[IN Q=As soon as you go into]

((DR. TOD BURKE/RADFORD UNIVERSITY CRIMINALOGIST PROFESSOR: AS SOON AS YOU GO INTO THE SCHOOLS AND TELL VERY YOUNG PEOPLE DON'T DO SOMETHING THAT THEY DIDN'T EVEN KNOW EXISTED, IT'S POSSIBLE THEY MAY TRY IT JUST TO SAY I WANT TO SEE WHAT ALL THIS HOO-HAH IS ABOUT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Tod Burke/Radford University Criminalogist Professor]
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So why then is D.A.R.E. still being taught in school system's across our region?
We'll tell you why tomorrow on News 7 at six, in part one of Justin McLeod's series, "Truth or Dare."
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[Feedback]


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The shooting of a teenager in Roanoke last week drew plenty of attention from our viewers.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with News-7's Feedback.
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((The people who have written to us so far about the fatal shooting of Charlotte Brown on the porch of a house on Hanover Avenue are defending Hallis Jamison, the elderly homeowner charged in her death.
From Blue Ridge (Tom Bridges): "I would like to know why is Mr. Jamison, age 82, being charged with a crime and held without bail! I assure you that if a gang of teenagers came to my house after dark and started banging on the doors and windows, I would shoot more than one. Mr. Jamison should be released from jail immediately and given a medal."
From Bland (Bonnie Blankenship): "Regarding the arrest and possible charge of murder of the 82-year-old man, I think this is an outrage. The teenagers should have been off the streets at 11pm instead of harassing an old man who was minding his business. I feel he had every right to have the firearm and use it teenager or not. If someone was beating on my door and windows at this time of night or any other time with no apparent reason for being there, I would probably have done the same thing...When the people who have worked their entire life to have a safe, secure home have no more rights to protect it and live in peace something has happened to our law."
Your comments on the news stories of the week and our reporting are always welcome. Send us a letter...a fax...or an email.
Joe McKean, News-7.))


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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, Maryland closes out Cole Field House in style, beating up on Virginia...
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and after two near-misses this season, Sterling Marlin brings home the checkered flag, hitting the jackpot in Las Vegas. Roy Stanley will have much more in sports.
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

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Volunteers are making sure a Bedford County program keeps its wheels.
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Roger Henderson recently briefed the Bedford County supervisors on the "Bedford Ride" program. It's a program that provides transportation for disabled, low income or elderly residents who need a way to get to medical appointments or to a pharmacy. Bedford Ride got its start in September-- Today it has 85 volunteers and by the end of the year hopes to provide transportation for residents throughout the county.
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((ROGER HENDERSON/BEDFORD COMMUNITY HEALTH FOUNDATION, INC. : WE HAVE THREE LEADERSHIP TEAMS FUNCTIONING AT THIS TIME ONE AT BEDFORD CITY WHICH DOES THE CITY AREA AND SURROUNDING COUNTY. ONE IN THE TAYLOR MOUNTAIN AND THAXTON AREA AND ONE IN BIG ISLAND. NEXT MONDAY, FORREST AND GOODE COME ON LINE, THE NEXT TEAM WILL BE MONTVALE AND THEN WE'RE HOPING FOR TWO TEAMS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE COUNTY LATER THIS YEAR.))
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The Bedford Ride program charges a small fee based on the distance traveled and the person's ability to pay. If you would like more information-- you can contact Bedford Ride at 540- 587-3315.
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[Maple-Leaf]


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The City of Roanoke is now home to the world's largest bread manufacturing line.
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Maple Leaf Bakery has just completed a 12 million dollar expansion at Roanoke's Center for Industry and Technology.
A formal ribbon-cutting will be held on Friday.
The Canada-based company has hired about 40 people to staff the facility.
Six people will operate the new bread line... and no one will ever have to handle the bread.
You can buy these locally produced baked goods at Wal-Mart stores across the region under the California Goldminer brand name.
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[Covington-FD]


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One hundred years ago, citizens in Covington saw a problem and fixed it. In 1902, the city formed its volunteer fire department, and now a century later it's cause for celebration. Richard Lesko has more in this weeks Virginia Profile.
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(( To some, progress comes under fire in Covington.
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((JERRY BURKS/2ND ASST. FIRE CHIEF; THERE WAS A SEVERE FIRE ON HAWTHORNE STREET THAT BURNED DOWN THREE HOUSES, SO THE CITIZENS OF THE COMMUNITY GOT CONCERNED AND DECIDED TO ORGANIZE A FIRE DEPARTMENT.))
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Those were the humble beginnings of the Covington Fire Department, which is now in the middle of celebrating its one hundredth anniversary. The centerpiece of the celebration is a fire engine nicknamed Hezekiah that the department bought in 1927 for about 12 thousand dollars. The truck was a marvel in its time, capable of pumping 1-thousand gallons of water per minute. Hezekiah has been refurbished and is fully functional but usually saves his sirens for parades.
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[INQ=We've kinda built...]

((JERRY BURKS/2ND ASST. FIRE CHIEF; WE'VE KINDA BUILT OUR CELEBRATION AROUND THE OLD TRUCK, WE'VE HAD JACKETS MADE UP FOR ALL THE MEMBERS AND HEZEKIAH IS ON THE BACK OF THE JACKETS. A LOT OF OUR LITERATURE AND PUBLICATIONS ARE FEATURING HEZEKIAH AND STORIES OF THE OLD TRUCK.))
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[OUTQ=stories of the old truck.]

In addition to the truck and numerous photographs, the department is showing off a 1953 army surplus jeep that's been converted for firefighting use. It's on loan after sitting in a barn for nearly 20 years... Also on display is an original hand drawn hose reel, one of the first pieces of equipment the department bought back in 1902. This was the latest in firefighting technology at the turn of the century. Today, those pieces of history have sparked a lesson about firemen of the past.
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[INQ=It really has been a neat...]

((WES WALKER/COVINGTON FIRE CHIEF; IT REALLY HAS BEEN A NEAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR ME, A LOT OF THE HISTORY I DIDN'T KNOW. I'D HEARD A LOT OF STORIES SITTING AROUND TALKING TO THE GUYS, BUT DIDN'T GET TO SEE A LOT OF IT OR EXPERIENCE IT AND NOW WITH ALL THE PICTURES AND THE ARTICLES, IT'S REALLY LIKE EXPERIENCING IT FIRST HAND.))
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[OUTQ=experiencing it first hand.]

During the past century - changing technology has kept crews fired up about protecting lives and property in Covington... and the firemen of today say they are ready to battle blazes in the area for at least another hundred years Richard Lesko, News 7, Covington.))
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Second ranked Maryland closed the doors at Cole Field House in style this evening beating the Virginia Cavaliers 112 to 92.
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[SUPER=03-College Park, MD/FOX SPORTS; :]


The sign says it all the final game at Cole Field House.
Virginia was looking for the upset when Chris Williams hit the jumper in the paint the Cavs trailed by one.
But the Terps went on a run Juan Dixon behind the line for the three pointer and the lead was 7.
Several plays later Bryon Mouton knocks down the jumper and the Terps led big at the half.
The Terps came out running in the second half Lonny Baxter with the Jam and Maryland led 63 to 44.
[SUPER=33-Maryland#2/112/Virginia/92/; :]


Travis Watson gets into the ffow of the game and hits the jumper cutting the lead to 13 but the Terps hold on for the 112 to 92 win.
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[S-Duke]


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Jason Williams made his final game at Cameron special today. He threw in 37 piints as third ranked duke Routed North Carolina 93 to 68.
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[SUPER=03-Durham, NC/ABC SPORTS; :]


The Cameron Crazies were whooping it up before the opening tipoff.
Williams got the quick start hitting this long three pointer and the Blue Devils went up by six.
Then later in the first half Williams nailed another three pointer his sixth of the game in the half.
[SUPER=33-Duke#3/93/North Carolina/68/; :]


North Carolina's Jason Capel hits this three pointer in the second half he scored 28 but Duke goes on to win it 93 to 68.
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[S-Cuse]


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Top ranked Kansas was on the road at Missouri today and Kansas gets the 95 to 92 win.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Syracuse, NY/CBS SPORTS; :]


In Syracuse, Jim Boheim and his Orangemen hooked up with Boston College.
The Cuse trailed late in the second half Preston Shumpert pulls up and hits the Jumper in the paint to make it 60 to 51 B.C.
Syracuse would again get it to Shumpert he takes it to the hoop to score but the Eagle lead was seven.
[SUPER=33-Boston College/69/Syracuse/65/; :]


The Orangemen cut it to two put Boston college pulls out the 69 to 65 victory in the final regular season game.
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[S-Scores]


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Kobe Bryant of the Lakers and Reggie Miller of the Pacers have been suspended for two games without pay for a fight at the end of Friday Night's game in Los Angles.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/NBA; :]


Bryant was also fined 12-thousand 500 dollars while Miller has been hit with a 1-thousand dollar fine.
Both players will miss games tonight and Tuesday.
And here are tonights N-B-A and College scores.
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[S-Tourney]


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The The Big South Tournament will return to the Vines Center on the Campus of Liberty University next year.
The Winthrop men and Liberty women repeated as Big South tournament champions this weekend at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


And the format will change next year the top four seeded teams would host games on their home floor making every regular season game very important heading to tournament time.
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[SUPER=01-Kyle Kallander/Big South Commissioner; :]
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[OUT Q=.....game critical."]
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But the league has not given up on bringing the championship back to Roanoke if the dates are avaliable.
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[OUT Q=....in the future."]
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The tournament had a 2 year run at the Roanoke Civic Center.




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Alana Beard scored 20 points as 4-th ranked Duke overcame poor second half shooting to hold off Virginia 71 to 67 in the A-C-C semi finals.
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Debbie Ryan's young team played the top seeded Blue Devils tough.
When Jocelyn Logan-Friend got the inisde backet the Lady Cavs trailed 13 to 12 in the first half.
Virginia then fell behind by 8 but when Telisha Quarles took it to the hoop knocking down the shot off the glass the lead was back to four.
But Duke gets the break inside as point guard Alana Beard taps in the miss to make the lead 7.
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Virginia cut it to 2 late in the half but the Lady Blue Devils advance with the 71 to 67 victory.
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After NASCAR rescinded a 15 second penality for speeding in the pits, Sterling Marlin would hold on and win the UAW Chrysler 400 at Las Vegas.
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Fighter Jets flying over before the Green flag dropped.
Marlin was driving toward pit road when he was hit in the rear by Jerry Nadeau. He was able to recover and drive into the pits.
Then on lap 135 Tony Stewart passes Marlin to take the lead until the cars pitted on the green flag.
Kyle Petty was having a strong run but on lap 255 he gets bumped by Nadeau and spins out but he was able to regain control of the car.
Then with 7 laps to go on the restart after a caution Marlin pulled away to win the Chrysler 400.
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Jeremy Mayfield was second followed by Mark Martin, Rookie Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart.


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Ernie Els survied a charge by Tiger Woods in the final round to win the Genuity Championship in Miami.
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Woods opened the final round with back to back birdies and had a 40 foot eagle putt on the 12-th hole that would have tied him with Els but he settled for the birdie.
Ells started the day with an 8 shot lead he shot even par 72 for a total of 17 under par and his first P-G-A win since the International in the year 2000. (------------)