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Coming up....
It is less than two hours before the deadline- so is there a budget agreement in Richmond? We'll have the latest.
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Clucking chickens... one neighbor wants them out- the owner is crying foul.
And there is much more than soda and water in these bottles.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


And a warning about compact extended pickups.
News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


Budget negotiations are finally bearing fruit in Richmond. Tonight, lawmakers report a deal on the two- year, 50- billion dollar budget.
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[XGR-Budget]


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They missed one deadline, but tonight House and Senate negotiators say they've resolved the major issues that divided them.
The package reportedly includes modest pay raises and bonuses for state employees and teachers, and some money
for the museums and cultural groups that found themselves at the center of the budget debate..
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[VO-NAT]
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Yesterday's midnight deadline came and went, and budget negotiations between the House and Senate eventually stalled over funding for the non-state agencies.
The House had included 24- million dollars for a number of groups, including more than 20 in western Virginia... but the Senate said the money was needed elsewhere.
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((SEN. WILLIAM WAMPLER: WELL I HOPE COOLER HEADS WILL PREVAIL AND WE'LL TRY TO LOOK AT IT VERY OBJECTIVELY AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL COME TO AN AGREEMENT THAT WILL MEET THE MUSTER OF BOTH HOUSES.)) ((DEL. VIC THOMAS: WE DON'T WANT ANY FIASCOS LIKE WE HAD LAST YEAR. WE CERTAINLY DON'T WANT THAT. I THINK WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET SOMETHING DONE.))
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[OUT Q=able to get something done.]
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The budget compromise reportedly includes about 13 million dollars for non- state agencies, but only about about half of that will go to cultural groups. A state commission will decide how that money is distributed.
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More details are expected tomorrow as the budget conferees brief other lawmakers. The full House and Senate are expected to vote on the budget Saturday.

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Smoke from a transformer forced students out of a Danville school this afternoon.
Fire officials say someone noticed smoke in a science lab at Langston Focus Center.
The school was evacuated until power could be turned off- to that malfunctioning transformer.
Damage was minimal.

[WTC-Lights]


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A memorial of light is in the works at Ground Zero- a way to remember the World Trade Center victims.. until a permanent memorial can be built.
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Tonight officials are testing the new lighted memorial- Two beams of light will shoot up into the sky- where the Twin Towers once stood.
28-hundred people were killed when terrorists flew two planes into the towers on September 11th.
Officials say the lights will help the victim's families know their loved ones are remembered.
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U-S officials say it is a dangerous mission- and it is likely more American lives will be lost-
Al Qaeda and Taliban forces are not giving up- and it is possible they're gearing up for a bigger fight.
Aleen Sirgany is following the story. She joins us from Washington with the latest.
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((U.S. TROOPS TAKE AIM AT AL-QAIDA AND TALIBAN HIDEOUTS (NAT), AS THE BATTLE IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN INCREASES IN DANGER -- AND IN SIZE.
(SOT: DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY) -- 11:56:51

"To the extent that additional forces are needed, we'll put what is needed to do the job" SO FAR, THAT HAS MEANT AN ADDITIONAL 200 TO 300 U.S. SOLDIERS ON THE GROUND ... AND SEVERAL MORE ATTACK HELICOPTERS IN THE AIR. THE PENTAGON SAYS THOUSANDS OF OTHER TROOPS BASED IN THE REGION ... COULD ALSO BE SENT IN ... TO PREVENT ENEMY FIGHTERS FROM REGROUPING.
(SOT: RUMSFELD) -- 11:56:38

"It's possible that additional al-Qaida or Taliban could come from the mountains or the villages or from across the borders." MEANWHILE, AFGHAN FORCES ARE USING MONEY AS THEIR WEAPON. THEY'RE OFFERING A 4-THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD FOR ANY AL-QAIDA FIGHTER CAPTURED. IT'S WELCOMED SUPPORT FOR THE U.S. MILITARY.
(SOT: MAJ. GEN. F.L. "BUSTER" HAGENBECK)

"We have indications that there are other pockets of terrorists in this country. They are very smart, they're very wily, I would never underestimate them for a second."
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AND NEITHER SHOULD JOURNALISTS COVERING THE WAR. OFFICIALS ARE TAKING SERIOUSLY A NEW THREAT TO KIDNAP FOREIGN JOURNALISTS IN AFGHANISTAN. NINE REPORTERS HAVE BEEN KILLED SINCE THE WAR BEGAN. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Glasgow-Chickens]


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A Rockbridge County woman is crying foul. Marie Moore's been given 60- days to get rid of what she considers family pets. Tonight Teresa Hamilton has the story of the chickens that must go in Glasgow.
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((SAVE OUR CHICKENS, SAVE OUR CHICKENS.)) [RUNS05]
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Here in the town of Glasgow-- it's a battle of wills. The town says these 30- or so chickens and ducks are a nuisance-- but Marie Moore and her family say town leaders are getting their feathers ruffled over nothing.
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((THE MOST NOISE YOU HEAR IS WHEN THEY LAY AN EGG BUT YOU KNOW IT'S THE SAME THING AS PEOPLE HAVING A DOG THAT OTHER PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT THE DOG BARKING, WHAT DO THEY EXPECT THE DOG TO DO? THIS IS WHAT GOD MADE A DOG DO, HE CAN'T TALK SO HE HAS TO BARK AND MY DUCKS HAVE TO QUACK MY CHICKENS HAVE TO CROW JUST LIKE WE HUMANS HAVE TO RUN OUR MOUTHS.)) [runs21]
[out q= run our mouths.]

And, Marie Moore is crowing loudly. In 1999-- she says the town gave her permission to keep the chickens. But in May of 2000-- Glasgow town council approved an ordinance making it unlawful for residents to raise or keep chickens in town limits. Moore was able to skirt by-- until a neighbor complained.
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((THERE'S NO ROOSTER OUT HERE, SO THERE'S NOBODY COCKLE DOODLE DOING... )) ((I'M JUST AS MUCH A CITIZEN AS EVERYBODY ELSE IS AND IT'S ABOUT TIME WE START TAKING WHAT WE WANT AND THIS IS WHERE I'M GOING TO START.)) [RUNS15]
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Moore believes she should be able to keep the birds because she had them before the ordinance was approved. But Glasgow's town manager says that argument doesn't fly because it is NOT a zoning issue... and that rules MUST be enforced.
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((THE HOUSES ARE NOT SPACED A GOOD DISTANCE APART, SO THAT WOULD CERTAINLY LEAD TO THAT CONCLUSION THAT THAT WOULD BE THE REASON FOR THE ORDINANCE. )) [runs11]
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Moore has been given 60- days to take the birds elsewhere-- but she plans to appeal. In the meantime-- she'll continue collecting eggs and support from anyone who thinks town leaders are the ones running afoul-- instead of her chickens. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Glasgow.))

[Thomas-Road]


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It's not often an entire church congregation votes to break the law.. but that's what's happening in Lynchburg where the Reverend Jerry Falwell is challenging the limits on how much property a church can own.
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Falwell is suing the state over archaic laws that prevent churches from incorporating and owning more than 15 acres of land.
Members of Thomas Road Baptist Church voted Sunday to incorporate and take title to 150 acres of land where they want to build a new sanctuary.
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((JERRY FALWELL JR./LIBERTY COUNSEL: SO WE'RE SAYING TO THE JUDGE, WE VOTED TO INCORPORATE, THE STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION WON'T ALLOW US TO INCORPORATE. WE VOTED TO TAKE TITLE TO THE PROPERTY BUT WE CAN'T GET CLEAR TITLE BECAUSE OF THESE LAWS, SO PLEASE GIVE US SOME RELIEF.))
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A hearing in the case is set for later this month.
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Lynchburg authorities say an arrest won't come any time soon in the city's first murder of the year.
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51-year old Loretta Jean Napier (NAY-pee-ur) was found shot to death inside her Campbell Avenue home Sunday morning.
Police say Napier's body was found around 11:30 by a friend who was checking on her.
Investigators say they're still talking with neighbors and friends but have "not" developed a suspect.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the Lynchburg police.
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After 12 years in Congress, Gary Condit will return to private life after losing yesterday's primary.
But some hope he won't fall out of the public eye.
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Chandra Levy's parents hope that now he fulfills his promise to help them find their missing daughter.
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((ROBERT LEVY/ CHANDRA LEVY'S FATHER: WE JUST HOPE THAT HE KEEP HIS WORD AND HIS PLEDGE THAT HE WILL COOPERATE COMPLETELY AND TALK TO OUR INVESTIGATORS.))
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He still denies his affair with the missing intern. Condit told reporters after voting yesterday that he has done his job as a congressman and conducted himself as a gentleman.
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Pickup trucks with extended cabs are becomming more popular- but a new study warns the compact version is a higher risk to children.
The study says children who ride in the rear seat are almost five times as likely to be injured in a crash as children riding in the back seats of other vehicles.
That's because of the lack of legroom and shoulder belts in the back of the trucks.
Compact extended cab pickups usually have two doors- The rear passenger compartments are small with side facing "fold down" jump seats.

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The man who delayed thousands and shut down one of the nation's busiest airports learns his punishment... and it may surprise you.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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And they may be perfectly legal and look perfectly innocent at first, but cops fear these soda and water bottles could be used to break the law.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as we lift a toast to UVa's "Brandi" - the ACC rookie of the year. Liberty hopes Randy will again be a dandy. Steve Mason's Hometown Hoops Weekly tonight features the Radford Bobcats. Hargrave get a new football coach.

And Park may be back in drive very soon. Tonight on the Big 7.))[Bottle-Smuggling]


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What could be more harmless than a bottle of water or soda?
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These bottles look innocent, but Florida police officers say they're being used to smuggle drugs and fear they could be used to hide explosives or weapons.
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((AQUAFINA WATER AND PEPSI CORPORATION PROBABLY HAVE NO IDEA THIS IS BEING DONE. THESE ARE BEING SOLD AT AREA FLEA MARKETS FOR ABOUT 20 DOLLARS APIECE.)) [***NO SUPER***]
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Police say it is important to point out there is NOTHING ILLEGAL about the bottle itself, but they're warning all law enforcement officers and security screeners in Florida to be extra careful.
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That Georgia football fan who rushed through the Atlanta airport so he would not miss a football game... won't be going to any games this year.
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A judge today sentenced Michael Lasseter to ten days in jail and barred him from attending University of Georgia football games this fall. He'll also have to complete 500 hours of community service.
Federal Aviation officials also fined him.
Lasseter ran past security in November.. shutting down the Atlanta airport for hours.
Today, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor trespassing.
Lasseter says he ``made a mistake'' and has ``suffered greatly for it.''
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[Compaq-Merger]


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Two big computer companies may join forces.
The government approved the proposed merger of Compaq and Hewlett- Packard today. The Federal Trade Commission says is has no reason to believe the deal will hurt competition. Just yesterday-- an influential investment firm gave a "thumbs up" for the merger. However, Hewlett- Packard's C-E-O and the co-founder's son are at odds over whether the company will be better off on its own or stronger by merging with rival Compaq. The decision is in the hands of both companies' shareholders now.
They'll vote on March 19th and 20th.

[Optical-Cable]


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Two major Wall Street brokerage firms have dropped their lawsuits against Optical Cable Corporation.
The suits demanded Optical Cable hand over stock to pay back debts incurred by former President Bob Kopstein.
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[PRE PRO PAGE 2]
In other company news.. the annual shareholder meeting is Tuesday.
Reporters are invited, but there is no word yet on whether cameras will be allowed inside.
Corporate executives haven't decided about a shareholder "question answer" period either.
Optical Cable reported today that sales were down six million dollars from last year.
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[Advance-Auto]


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Nine million shares of Roanoke's Advance Auto Parts are up for grabs.
About two million are coming from the company treasury.
The rest are being offered by three major shareholders.
Advance Auto closed at 43 dollars and 60 cents a share today.

[Haleos]


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Montgomery County is covering lease payments for a local high-tech company.
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Haleos in Blacksburg is getting help from the board of supervisors. They advanced 250-thousand dollars to the county's industrial development authority for lease payments to the bank.
Haleos is a struggling fiber optic company working to secure long-term funding for survival. A county spokesman says the county is protecting its investment and would like Haleos to stay.
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((ROBERT PARKER/MONTGOMERY CO. SPOKESMAN; WE FEEL ITS A GOOD MATCH FOR THE BUILDING A GOOD MATCH FOR THE ECONOMY IF THAT DOES NOT HAPPEN FOR ANY REASON THE COUNTY WILL SEEK TO BRING IN ANOTHER TENANT OR PURCHASER SIMILAR ATTRACTIVENESS CLEAN INDUSTRY LOTS OF INVESTMENT LOTS OF JOBS, HIGH PAYING JOBS.))
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The Haleos building is owned by the I-D-A and was built in conjunction with the county in 19-98. Haleos officials say they're appreciative of the board's actions and they're still working to secure long-term funding to stay in business. The company's 85-employees are currently furloughed.
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The olympics are over... now it's back to work and back to school... even for a gold medal winner.
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Plus four new rare white tigers are welcomed into the world.
That story when News 7 returns.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

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The yearlong plagiarism investigation at the University of Virignia has forced 38 students to leave school.
The school's honor committee states that of the 157 students accused of copying term papers in a physics class, 13 were found guilty and 25 admitted guilt and left school on their own.
Twenty students still await trial.
The class' professor started referring students to the committee in April after a homemade computer program found duplicated phrases in his students' work during the past five semesters.

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They're cute and fuzzy... but these are cubs you would not want to take home.
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Four white Bengal Tiger cubs will develop into full grown tigers... they're meeting the public at the Jakarta zoo-

Their birth is a big deal- because these tigers are rare.
The wild tiger populations have been hurt by poachers lured by big money offered for tiger parts- supposedly because they contain aphrodisiac qualities.
These cubs have an American tie- Their parents were a gift from the Cincinnati Zoo in 1989.
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UVa's freshman phenom gets her just rewards. LU dips into its past for a new basketball coach. Radford high is in the Hometoen Hoops Weekly spotlight and 1300 soccer players in the valley have a new director of coaching. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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Steve Park tested this week in Darlington - the place where he suffered his head injury last season. The Pennzoil Chevy has been piloted by Kenny Wallace while Park recovers, but Park is now extremely optimistic about his return to Cup competition. His progress has been so great that he could be back in the car before Martinsville.
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[S-Teamer]


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The UVa women will have to wait until this Sunday afternoon to find out if the team will earn its 19th straight trip to the NCAA tournament.
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However, the wait is over for UVa freshman Brandi Teamer, who last night was named the ACC's rookie of the year.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/This Season; :00]

The six-foot forward from Joliet, Illinois started all 29 games this season as a true freshman. She is currently second on the team in scoring averaging 15 points a game. She also led the ACC in rebounding with nine boards a contest. Brandi is now the fourth Cavalier in history to earn freshman of the year honors following in the footsteps of Schuye
(SHAY) LaRue, Tora Suber and Dawn Staley.
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The Liberty Flames replaced fired head basketball coach Mel Hankinson one day after firing him.
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[SUPER=04-1997-98 Season; :00]

Randy Dunton, who replaced Jeff Meyer and did a decent job as interim coach in the 1997-98 season when he led the Flames to an 11 and 17 record that included a 69-to-64 upset win over UVa in Charlottesville, gets the job. He earlier spent a decade at LU.
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[S-Hoops]


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While a number of area teams are still alive in the hunt for a state title in basketball, none has been more dominant this year than Radford. The 26-and-2 Bobcats are outscoring the opposition by 22 points a game. They are also the subject of Steve Mason's latest edition of Hometoen Hoops Weekly.
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[OUT Q=....HOEMTOWN HOOPS WEEKLY"]
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((Radford won it's only other state championship 53 years ago. The 1949 Bobcats were probably not putting on slam dunk shows, but for the 2002 cats, winning pretty or ugly does not matter. Shane Nichols has watched Council high school end Radford's season the last three years. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
Both of Radford's losses were against the recently crowned private school champs, who, like Council, put a 6 foot 9 player on the floor. ((:)) This team has generated lots of excitement around school. Diana Pack's first year film and production studio has already put together a lengthy basketball high light tape and Mimi Wade is working overtime, editing more of the Bobcats incredible season. ((:))
Friday night's state quarterfinal game tips off at the Dedmon Center on the campus of Radford University at seven o'clock. Steve Mason Hometown Hoops Weekly.))

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Radford and the Cobras are the only game in the area Friday night. The Cats and Cobras tip at 7:30. Also in Group A, Altavista takes on Franklin at 7 in a game being played at Appomattox Saturday night.
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rg High/;] Saturday night defending state champ Martinsville takes on Jefferson Forest in a seven o'clock tip-off at Bassett, while Laurel Park and Blacksburg hook up Saturday night at Christiansburg high school.
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The Cave Spring Knights will play Heritage out of Newport News Saturday at 7 at the Northside gym.
And George Wythe will have to travel to Castlewood to play Honaker Saturday night.
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More than 13 hundred kids take part in programs the Southwest Soccer Association in the Roanoke Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
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Last night the new director of coaching for the entire organization was introduced to many of the folks he will be overseeing working alongside of this summer. Duke Cochran, a 30 year old former USL player, leaves Northern Virginia looking to bring some passion to the valley.
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One of Friday Football Extra's most successful coaches the past couple of years is leaving Gretna.
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Robert Prunty, who took Gretna from an 0-and-44 team to an undefeated regular season this past year, is returning home in many ways to take over the postgraduate program at Hargrave Military Academy. Prunty graduated from Hargrave and later served there as a voluntary coach.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express lost last night to Atlantic City in a game they could have really used. The final is 3-to-2 in overtime. Verbeek and Gardiner got the Roanoke goals and Jordan Willis got fired on but stopped 42 out of 45 shots. Roanoke is in Greensboro tomorrow night.

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The spring like weather arrived just in time as the ODAC women's tennis season opened today at Hollins University.

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It's tradition for the season to open with the top 2 teams in the Conference.
Top ranked Washington and Lee opened the tournament at the courts of second ranked Hollins.
The advantage on the court goes to the Generals. Washington and Lee has the luxury of practicing inside at the Tennis Center in Lexington every day.
And that helps. W&L won today 9-to-nothing.
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She won Olympic Gold- Now Figure Skater Sarah Hughes has a new goal- to score in the high 15-hundreds on her SAT's.


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The 16 year old arrived back at high school today on Long Island.
She say's she's kept up with her schoolwork by working with tutors via e-mail and over the phone. It's been a busy week for the olympic champion, earlier Hughes got a key to New York City by the Mayor and she opened(------------) the New York Stock Exchange.