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Coming up on News 7-
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Lawmakers approve a new state budget... but tempers flare when other matters are left pending. Joe Dashiell has reaction from Richmond. The prosecution wraps up its case against Andrea Yates... And, several teams advance in Boy's Basketball State Tournament action.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.

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((MR SPEAKER, I MOVE THE HOUSE ADJOURN SINE DIE. THE GENTLEMAN FROM SALEM MOVES THE HOUSE ADJOURN SINE DIE. MR. SPEAKER))
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[OUT Q=Mr. Speaker.]
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The ending was just the beginning of debate, as lawmakers provide some last-minute drama in the General Assembly.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[XGR-Adjourn]


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The budget was in the spotlight as the General Assembly session began two months ago, but it was the sales tax referendum that dominated debate in the final hours.
Joe Dashiell reports the death of that proposal brought indignant protest from lawmakers on the losing side.
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[SUPER=@hawkins; :05 quick]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :09]
[SUPER=01-Del. Brian Moran/(D) Alexandria; :47]
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((Chatham Senator Charles Hawkins had an inkling of what was to come.
[SOT SENATE #1 04:18:48 :04]
[IN Q=Strange and curious things happen]

((STRANGE AND CURIOUS THINGS HAPPEN IN THE WANING HOURS OF THIS LEGISLATURE.))
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[OUT Q=of this legislature.]


And curious it was, as a referendum bill approved by House and Senate negotiators went AWOL before all of the conferees were able to sign it. And as a final attempt by the State Senate to force a vote was met in the House with motion to adjourn. [NAT SOUND OF ADJOURNMENT]
[HOUSE #2 07:29:06]
[IN Q=Ayes 57]

((AYES 57, NOS 37 THE MOTION CARRIES. THE HOUSE WILL STAND ADJOURNED SINE DIE.))
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[OUT Q=will stand adjourned sine die....]


The proposal would have asked voters in northern Virginia to approve a one cent increase in the sales tax to pay for roads and school improvements, but some of the money would have gone to poorer school districts in other parts of the state.
Democrats condemned the abrupt conclusion as an abuse of power.
[SOT 17:38:46 :11]
[IN Q=And we had the opportunity]

((AND WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY. IT'S BEFORE YOU. WE HAD THE SIGNATURES AND ONLY TO HAVE THE DEBATE CUT OFF AND ADJOURN SINE DIE, IT IS UNCONSCIONABLE AND IT SHOULD BE CONDEMNED.)) [17:44:51 :11] ((AND CERTAINLY I JOIN MY VOICE WITH THOSE FROM ALL OVER THE STATE IN SAYING HOW DISAPPOINTED WE ARE CERTAINLY IN SOUTHSIDE AND SOUTHWEST NOT TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE ON THIS CONFERENCE REPORT.))
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[OUT Q=on this conference report.]


But Speaker Vance Wilkins said House members did speak when they voted to adjourn.
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[IN Q=We've taken enough votes]

((DEL. VANCE WILKINS: WE'VE TAKEN ENOUGH VOTES ON THIS ISSUE I THINK FOR EVERYBODY TO KNOW WHERE WE STAND. I DON'T THINK THERE IS ANYTHING NEW GOING TO BE DEVELOPED HERE TODAY.)) [18:15:08 :18] ((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: HAD WE GONE THROUGH TWO HOURS OF DEBATE AND THEN DEFEATED IT, THE ARGUMENTS WOULD HAVE BEEN THAT AREAS LIKE THE ROANOKE VALLEY WOULD RECEIVE ZERO UNDER THIS PLAN. IS THAT APPROPRIATE AND RIGHT? WOULDN'T IT BE BETTER WHEN WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A DEAL THAT'S PROBABLY GOING TO LAST FOR 20 YEARS THAT WE COME UP WITH A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN THAT'S BEEN REVIEWED AND STUDIED INSTEAD OF RUSHING INTO THINGS.))
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[OUT Q=of rushing into things.]


Governor Warner told reporters he was disappointed with the result.
But he insisted the issue isn't dead, raising the prospect of an ammendment to a Hampton Roads referendum that lawmakers approved, or perhaps a special session to address transportation and education needs.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond))

[XGR-Budget]


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Lawmakers approved the 50- BILLION dollar state budget with comparatively little debate.
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They had to close a three- point eight billion dollar gap in state revenues.
And the final two year spending plan brought mixed reviews from area legislators.
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[IN Q=The final version]

[11:13:24 :06] ((SEN. ROSCOE REYNOLDS: THE FINAL VERSION OF THE BUDGET IS PROBABLY AS GOOD AS IT COULD BE UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE GET HURT.)) [11:35:21 :12] ((DEL. ALLEN DUDLEY: WE KEPT THE PRIORITIES OF TRANSPORTATION, EDUCATION. WE BEEN ABLE TO RESTORE A LOT OFF FUNDING IN THE HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES, SO OVERALL I THINK IT'S A VERY GOOD BUDGET.))
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[OUT Q=a very good budget.]
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The budget bills are now on their way to Governor Warner. He can sign the bills, amend or veto them before the General Assembly meets again in April.


[Memorial-Service]


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A memorial was held tonight for a Roanoke convenience store clerk shot and killed almost two weeks ago during an attempted robbery.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I thank God]

((I THANK GOD FOR OUR PATHS THAT HAD CROSSED THESE PAST THREE YEARS.))
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[OUT Q=past three years]
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Friends and family gathered to remember Joy Parrish at the Oakland Baptist Church in Roanoke .
Friends say that although she was battling cancer, she never let it get her down.
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[IN Q=Her name fit]

((JULIE HENEGAR/FRIEND: HER NAME FIT. I MEAN SHE WAS A JOY TO EVERYBODY. SHE NEVER MET A STRANGER, ALWAYS SMILING, TREATED EVERYBODY THE SAME.))
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One message of the service was that life is short, and Parrish's daughter said that her mother was always there to help anyone...even a dog she found by a dumpster.
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[IN Q=She had this dog]

((ROSE SCIFFLETT/FRIEND: SHE HAD THIS DOG, SHE'S HERE TOO. SHE JUST LOVED THAT DOG- SHE TREATED IT LIKE A CHILD. I MEAN IT WENT EVERYWHERE WITH HER, EVEN TO WORK. AND SHE'D COME IN AT LUNCH TIME AND GET PICKLES AND SALSA AND ALL THAT STUFF FOR LUNCH, AND SHE'D GET THE DOG A HOT DOG. SO SHE WAS JUST A GREAT PERSON. SHE'LL TRULY BE MISSED.))
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[OUT Q=truly be missed]
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[TAKE CRIMELINE FS 4646EssC] Police are still looking for two suspects in the shooting. If you have any information you can call crimeline at 344-8500.
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[Scaffold-Collapse]


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Scaffolding from a landmark skyscraper in Chicago fell to the ground today, killing three people.
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The three who died were crushed in their cars... two other people were critically injured. Unusually high winds were whipping through the area... But officials say it's too soon to say if that caused 25 feet of scaffolding to fall from the 43rd floor of the John Hancock Building. The scaffolding had been erected so that crews, who weren't believed to be working today, could repair and clean the face of the building.
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[Small-Biz]


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Small Businesses often face big problems. They don't have the time or resources to expand or remain competitive.
But as Justin McLeod discovered--- a new program is offering a helping hand and possibly a foot in the door.
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[IN Q=Nat sound of Patty opening doors]
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[SUPER=01-Patty Fitzgerald/Small Business Owner; :13]
[SUPER=01-Angela Penn/Redevelopment and Housing Authority; :28]
[SUPER=01-John Gardner/J.M. Turner Company; :52]
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((((NAT SOUND OF PATTY AT HER BUSINESS))
Patty Fitzgerald opened her tile restoration business more than a year ago, mainly catering to residential customer.


She would like larger jobs but knows it won't be easy.
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[IN Q=It's very intensive]

((PATTY FITZGERALD/SMALL BUSINESS OWNER: IT'S VERY INTENSIVE WITH THE DIFFERENT PAPER WORK, THE DIFFERENT CODES AND ALL OF THAT INFORMATION YOU NEED TO GIVE TO THE GOVERNMENT SO THEY CAN FIND YOU.))
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So Patty found Contractors College.
It is a new program sponsored by Roanoke's Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
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[IN Q=The goal of]

((ANGELA PENN/ROANOKE REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AUTHORITY: THE GOAL OF CONTRACTORS COLLEGE IS TO PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP SERIES THAT CAN EDUCATE SMALL, WOMEN-OWNED, AND MINORITY BUSINESS ON HOW TO DO BUSINESS BETTER IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY.)) [Runs 10]
[OUT Q=in the Roanoke Valley]


More than twenty area small businesses are doing just that.
They're taking part in a three week course, learning everything from accounting and licensing, to business planning.

As a result, small businesses may be in a better position to compete for government and commercial contracts.
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[IN Q=The success that any]

((JOHN GARDNER/J.M. TURNER & COMPANY: THE SUCCESS THAT ANY LARGER GENERAL CONTRACTORS FIRMS ARE GOING TO HAVE IS GOING TO BE DEPENDENT ON THE WORK OUR SUBCONTRACTORS DO.))
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[OUT Q=our subtractors do]


One of those subcontractors could one day be Patty Fitzgerald.
That's because this course also gave her the opportunity to network with other businesses.
She leaves with more contacts, a better knowledge, as well a new outlook.
[SOT 58:57]
[IN Q=With the responsibilities]

((PATTY FITZGERALD: WITH THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF GROWING A SMALL BUSINESS TO A LARGE BUSINESS IT'S A LITTLE STRESSFUL BUT IT'S WONDERFUL TO HAVE SOMETHING NEW.))
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[OUT Q=to have something new]


And this course helps cement that foundation. (SHOT OF TILE).
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
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The three week course is now over.
But the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority does plan to offer this service again in the future.


[Afghanistan]


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Some 500- enemy fighters are said to be concentrated near two cave complexes in Eastern Afghanistan.
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Afghan fighters say there are about 400 al-Qaida and Taliban at one of the cave complexes, and about 100 at the other But getting to them isn't easy. Not only is the terrain rough, but there are also land mines to contend with and the weather is bad.
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(( THE WEATHER IS EXTREMELY BAD AS YOU KNOW THEY ARE FIGHTING AT EIGHT TO 12- THOUSAND FEET, THE TEMPERATURES ARE COLD, IT'S RAINING AND SNOWING JUST AS IT'S COLD HERE.))
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[OUT Q=cold here.]
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Operation Anaconda is entering its second week.
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[Israel]


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Eleven people died today when a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded garden cafe.
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The cafe is located across the street from Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's residential compound. About 50- others were injured. The militant Islamic group Hamas claimed responsibility in a statement, saying it was "the beginning of retaliatory activities for Sharon's war on the refugee camps.''
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There's also more violence to report.... Tonight-- witnesses say missiles fired by Israeli helicopters destroyed Palestinian leader Yaser Arafat's seaside office building in the Gaza Strip.

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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, one local charity is getting revved up about its latest fundraiser...
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and although it's been around for ages, the art of the banjo and bluegrass are picking up in popularity.
We'll have that and more coming up...
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[Yates]


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The state of Texas wrapped up its case today against Andrea Yates. During today's testimony, a doctor described how Yates' five children struggled-- as their mother held their heads under water. Jim Acosta has more.
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(( A DEPUTY WHO ACCOMPANIED ANDREA YATES TO HER FIRST JAIL HOUSE MEETING WITH A PSYCHIATRIST TESTIFIED WHAT HE OVERHEARD DURING THAT CONVERSATION.

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JUST ONE DAY AFTER THE KILLINGS -- DEPUTY MIKE STEPHENS SAYS YATES TOLD THE PSYCHIATRIST: "'I'M SO STUPID I ONLY HAD TO KILL ONE TO JUSTIFY ALL OF THEM I'M SUCH A MONSTER THE BABY WOULD HAVE BEEN SO EASY TO DROWN.'" THE DEPUTY RECOUNTED WHAT YATES SAID ABOUT HER HUSBAND: (QUOTE) "'RUSSELL NEVER WANTED A LITTLE GIRL. HE WANTED ANOTHER BOY SO HE COULD HAVE A WHOLE BASKETBALL TEAM.'"

(nats of gaggle with Rusty)


RUSTY YATES DENIED MAKING THOSE COMMENTS.

SOT: Rusty Yates, Yates' husband, "That's outrageous."



(stand-up)


THE DEFENSE PULLED NO PUNCHES POKING HOLES IN THE DEPUTY'S TESTIMONY. ON-CROSS EXAMINATION -- THE DEPUTY ADMITTED HE DIDN'T TAKE NOTES DURING THE INTERVIEW AND ONLY WROTE DOWN YATES' STATEMENTS EIGHT MONTHS LATER -- JUST FIVE DAYS BEFORE THIS TRIAL STARTED.

(Dietz)


YATES' LAWYERS ALSO GRILLED THE PROSECUTION'S STAR PSYCHIATRIST ON HIS OPINION THAT THE ACCUSED MOTHER KNEW RIGHT FROM WRONG WHEN SHE DROWNED HER CHILDREN. BUT DOCTOR PARK DIETZ CONCEDED YATES WAS SEVERELY MENTALLY ILL.
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EARLIER IN THE DAY A PEDIATRIC PATHOLOGIST USED A DOLL TO SHOW HOW THE YATES CHILDREN STRUGGLED FOR AT LEAST THREE MINUTES BEFORE LOSING CONSCIOUSNESS WHILE THEY WERE BEING DROWNED.

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DR. HARRY LEE WILSON SAID, "EACH OF THESE CHILDREN DID NOT WANT TO DIE AND THEY FOUGHT THEIR DEATHS." THE TESTIMONY AGAIN HIGHLIGHTS THE JOB AHEAD FOR THE JURY WEIGHING THE VIOLENT DEATHS OF FIVE CHILDREN AGAINST THE MENTAL STATUS OF THEIR MOTHER. JIM ACOSTA CBS ))




[MDA-Show]


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An event held in Roanoke hopes to drive home an important point.
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The 22nd annual M-D-A car show is taking place this weekend at the Roanoke Civic Center.
This year's show features nearly a hundred cars ranging from big to small, to old and new.
There's even a vehicle that was made by some local high school students.
The money raised from this event helps fund research and other programs for people who suffer from Muscular Dystrophy. Locally, the association has raised more than 500-thousand dollars in 21 years.
The show wraps up tomorrow at the Civic Center.
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, N-C State upsets Maryland to advance to the A-C-C championship game against Duke...
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and Cave Spring survives to play another night in the 3-A boy's basketball state tournament. Roy Stanley will have highlights and more in sports.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Banjo-Picking]


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[!!!ANCHOR TAG!!!]
Upon winning a handful of awards at the Grammy's, what was once known as "hillbilly" music reached a new level of popularity. But bluegrass is not new... it's echo has long been heard in Southwest Virginia. In this week's Time Off Shannon Young gives us an introductory course in playing the banjo in a style that's stood the test of time.
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[IN Q=One of the things I think is so cool...]

((JOHN LAWLESS/MUSICIAN: ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK IS SO COOL ABOUT THIS NEW RESURGENCE OF BLUEGRASS, ESPECIALLY WITH THE YOUNG PEOPLE... THEY HAVE NO "HEE-HAW" REFERENCE, NO "DELIVERANCE" REFERENCE; THEY JUST LIKE THE MUSIC.))
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[OUT Q=they just like the music.]

John Lawless has been pickin' and grinnin' for close to 30-years. He calls himself a member of the "Dueling Banjos" club, a group of musicians who, upon hearing that piece of music, were instantly hooked. After teaching himself to play Lawless says it's a common misconception that the banjo is harder than other instruments to learn. But he notes that the beginning stages can be challenging.
[SOT 17:04:14-17:04:29]
[IN Q=The banjo is a little mroe exacting...]

((THE BANJO IS A LITTLE MORE EXACTING IN THAT THE RIGHT HAND PATTERNS, THEY'RE VERY SPECIFIC PATTERNS THAT YOU HAVE TO PLAY. AND IT TAKES A LITTLE WHILE TO LEARN THAT.))
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[OUT Q=takes a little while to learn that.]

Once you're comfortable with those patterns and with wearing finger picks you can focus on your left hand and playing chords. Lawless admits learning to pick can be tedious but says not to fret... keeping motivated is as easy as listening to somebody else play.
[SOT 17:10:14-17:10:24]
[IN Q=Just imagine what it feels like...]

((JUST IMAGINE WHAT IT FEELS LIKE IF YOU GO TO A CONCERT AND YOU HEAR A BLUEGRASS BAND AND YOU HEAR THAT BANJO. IT JUST SOUNDS SO COOL. IMAGINE HOW COOL IT FEELS TO BE DOING IT.))
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[OUT Q=imagine how cool it feels to be doing it.]

The picking style was developed in the South. Lawless says there's a certain amount of prestige that comes with playing an instrument that features so prominently in regional history. And even though banjo music sometimes wanes in popularity, Lawless predicts it will never completely go out of style.


[SOT 17:09:54-17:10:04]
[IN Q=What was it, a Peanut's cartoon...]

((WHAT WAS IT? A PEANUT'S CARTOON YEARS AGO THAT SAID EVERY CHILD SHOULD BE ISSUED A BANJO WHEN THEY'RE BORN BECAUSE YOU CAN'T FROWN WHEN YOU'RE PLAYING THE BANJO. THERE'S TREMENDOUS TRUTH TO THAT.))
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[OUT Q=there's tremendous truth to that.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Roanoke.))


[S-Cave]


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Cave Spring advanced to the triple A state basketball tournament final four tonight by beating Heritage 71-69 in the quarterfinals at Northside high school in front of two thousand 141 fans.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Group AAA Quarterfinals; :00]


J.J. Redick would lead the Knights out on to the floor against a physical Heritage team.
Redick would score 8 points in the first half, including this trey to put the Knights up by four in the first period.
Tom Hagan would step up his game, hitting some crucial three pointers himself. Hagan was Cave's second leading scorer with 12.
The Knights were up by 10 in the third period but Heritage made a run and when the third period was over, the Hurricanes were within a point.
But Redick took over, scoring 26 of his 34 points on the night in the second half.
Heritage would unravel late, drawing a technical which cost them two free throws and got Cave the ball in the fourth.

[SUPER=33-Cave Spring/71/Hertiage/69;]Redick scored his final trey the old fashion way. The Duke bound star gets t

he ball underneath, scores and is fouled. He converts the free throw and with 55 seconds left in the game, it's 69-67 Cave.
The Knights hold on for the 71-69 win and advance to the final four.
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[SUPER=01-Billy Hicks/Cave Spring Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-J.J. Redick/Scored 34 Points; :13]
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[OUT Q=....that are even bigger"]
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The Knights will meet Hayfield this Thursday at the Vine Center at Liberty University at 4:30 in the semifinals.

[S-Burg]


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In Christiansburg, Blacksburg would battle Laurel Park in the Group Two A state Quarterfinals.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Blacksburg vs Laurel Park; :]


Blacksburg warms up for the battle with the Lancers of Laurel Park.
Jonathan Carter takes it to half court passes to Frank Harris who hits the three pointer the Lancers led 3 to nothing.
On this inbound pass Carter gets it to Harris again and he hits the quick bucket and the Lancers led by 5.
Blacksburg's continued to struggle Paul Velander takes it in on the drive and passes to Elliott Stallings who passes back to Velander for the outside three point shot.
[SUPER=33-Laurel Park/70/Blacksburg/72/; :]


Then with 5 seconds left in the half Blacksburgs Ryan Curran misses the free throw and Jarhon Ciddings finally gets the ball in the basket and Blacksburg goes on to win it 72 to 70.
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[TALENT=Roy]
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Blacksburg will play Turner Ashby in the Semi finals on Friday.





[S-JF]


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Defending Group Two A champion Martinsville survived the quarterfinal round tonight beating Jefferson Forest 97 to 70.
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[SUPER=03-Bassett/ Martinsville vs Jefferson Forest; :]


The Bulldogs huddle around their head coach Travis Wells.
Rache Waller takes the pass drives to the hoop and scores drawing the foul for the first of his 24 points on the night.
Still in the first quarter Jefferson Forest's Daniel Tanner makes the move for the turn around lay in to make the score 28 to 14 Bulldogs.
Late in the second quarter with the Cavs down 41 to 22 Adam Beam kicks it out to Doug James who hits the three.


[SUPER=33-Martsinville/97/Jefferson Forest/70/; :]


Martinsville's Brandon Hairston feeds Shawn Wade who gives it back to Hairston and the Bulldogs advance with the 97 to 70.
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[TALENT=Roy]
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The Bulldogs face Robert E. Lee of Staunton in the Semi finals Friday.




[S-State]


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[WRITER=rst]
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N.C. State is headed to the A-C-C tournament championship game. Anthony Grundy hit 23 points as the Wolfpack knocked off top seeded Maryland 86 to 82.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/JP SPORTS; :]


The Terps trailed the Wolfpack by 2 at the half.
But Juan Dixon gets out after the steal and lays it in and the game was tied at 49 to 49 5 minutes into the second half.
Maryland led by 1 with 13 minutes left but when Archie Miller knocked down the three the Pack was up 60 to 54.
The Terps come back again Chris Wilcox throws down the jam to make it 62 to 60 state with over 8 minutes left in the game.
[SUPER=33-N.C. State/86/Maryland/82/; :]


But with 5 minutes left the Wolfpack went on a 8 to nothing run Grundy with the drive and State wins it 86 to 82.
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[S-Duke]


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[WRITER=rst]
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State will play Duke in the championship game.
The Blue Devils held off Wake Forest 79 to 64.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/JP SPORTS; :]


The Demon Deacons fell behind early in the first half.
Mike Dunleavy pulls up and hits the three pointer and the Blue Devils led 32 to 15 with over six minutes left in the half.
But Wake rallied Josh Howard hits the jam and the Demon Deacons trailed by 4 at the half.
The Duke lead was cut to one when Darius Songalia takes it to the hoop and scores early in the second half.
[SUPER=33-Duke/79/Wake Forest/64/; :]


But the Blue Devils hit 4 three pointers in a row Jason Williams made it 61 to 55 and Duke rolls to the 79 to 64 win.
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[PINNACLE PAGE]
Duke and N.C. State will battle for the A-C-C tournament championship right here on your hometown station tomorrow.
Coverage begins at 12:30 and the tipoff is set for 1 oclock.
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[S-College]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO/ESPN; :]


Bobby Knights's Texas Tech team gets beat by 40 by Kansas.
Drew Gooden led the Jayhawks with 16 points and a tournament record 21 rebonds in the 90 to 50 win.
And here are the rest of the college scores.
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[SUPER=0098-j/Mississippi St./57//LSU/51//SEC//South Carolina/57/j/Alabama/65//SEC/;]
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[SUPER=0098-/Richmond/60/j/Xavier/73//Atlantic 10//Texas Tech/50/j/Kansas/90//Big 12/;]
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[SUPER=0098-/Texas/51/j/Oklahoma/67//Big 12//Pittsburgh/65/j/Connecticut/74//Big East/;]
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[SUPER=0098-j/Iowa/62//Indiana/60//Big 10//Illinois/88/j/Ohio St./94//Big 10/;]
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[SUPER=0098-j/Cincinnati/77//Marquette/63//Conference USA//Howard/62/j/Hampton/80//MEAC/;]
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[OUT Q=....last score."]
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The 32nd annual Knights of Columbus basketball tournament wraps-up tomorrow afternoon at the Roanoke Catholic Gym.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Once again this year the event, than spans two weekends and involves hundreds of young people from the Roanoke Valley, Botetourt and Franklin Counties, has been a big success.
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[IN Q=AS YOU KNOW...]
[SUPER=01-Bob Canfield/Knights of Columbus Director; :00]
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[OUT Q=...RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS."]
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The tournament's title games begin at 12:30 tomorrow afternoon. At 3pm - nearly 200 cheerleaders will be on the court for their competition. Tickets for the entire event this year were again just $2 bucks for over 40 games.
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While the high school basketball season is winding down, the girls softball play around the area is just starting to crank up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

Today, 6 high schools from southwest and central Virginia - along with 2 more from the Richmond area got together at Penn Forest park for Cave Spring's Lynn Saunders Memorial softball jamboree. It has become the ultimate preseason tune-up for these girls.
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[IN Q=EARLY ON...]
[SUPER=01-Beth Drumbetta/Cave Spring Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Thomas/Amherst Co. Head Coach; :12 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-David Grant/Liberty Head Coach; :17 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Steve Mast/James River Head Coach; :25 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Hoyt Dellis/Staunton River Head Coach; :31 QUICK!]
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[OUT Q=...like this."]
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