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Up next on News 7-
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A bad accident in front of Salem Valley Eight tonight-
The mother who drowned her children is convicted of Capital murder-
Plus you've heard of ironing your clothes.. but what about ironing a newspaper. It's one skill taught at butler school.
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News 7 is next.

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The mother who drowned her five children- today learns the jury's verdict.
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((THE STATE OF TEXAS VERSUS ANDREA YATES... WE THE JURY FIND THE DEFENDENT ANDREA YATES GUILTY OF CAPITAL MURDER IN THE INDICTMENT.))
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Little emotion shown from defendant Andea Yates... while her husband Rusty held his head in his hands... as the verdict was read.

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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
It took just three and a half hours for the jury to reach its verdict- rejecting Andrea Yates claim of insanity.
Next- the jury must decide if Andrea Yates will die for her crimes. Tonight reaction is coming in from both sides in this case.
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Jim Acosta is following the story- and joins us live from Houston with reaction to the verdict.
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((FAMILY MEMBERS OF ANDREA YATES HELD A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE AFTER A VERDICT THAT LIVED UP TO THE TEXAS REPUTATION OF SWIFT JUSTICE. We the jury find the defendant, Andrea Yates, guilty of capital murder as charged in the indictment." THE JURY NEEDED JUST FOUR HOURS TO CONSIDER THREE WEEKS OF TESTIMONY AND MEDICAL EVIDENCE FROM BOTH SIDES. IN THE COURTROOM, YATES SLOWLY SHOOK HER HEAD. HER HUSBAND RUSTY CRIED IN HIS HANDS. HER MOTHER LOOKED DUMBFOUNDED. JOE OWMBY/PROSECUTOR: This case is about the law on sanity. IN CLOSING ARGUMENTS, THE PROSECUTORS DESCRIBED IN GRAPHIC DETAIL HOW YATES DROWNED HER FIVE CHILDREN IN A BATHTUB AND LATER ADMITTED TO POLICE SHE BROKE THE LAW. KAYLYNN WILLIFORD/PROSECUTOR: Andrea Yates knew right from wrong and she made a choice on June 20th to kill her children. THE DEFENSE ARGUED YATES WAS TOO SICK TO KNOW WHAT SHE WAS DOING ... REMINDING THE JURY OF HOW DOCTORS DIAGNOSED THE DEFENDANT AS PSYCHOTIC BEFORE AND AFTER THE KILLINGS. WENDELL ODOM/DEFENSE LAWYER: Does a loving mother kill her five children if she knows it's wrong. It's just common sense. FOLLOWING TEXAS LAW, THE JUDGE NEVER EXPLAINED TO THE JURY YATES COULD HAVE SPENT THE REST OF HER LIFE IN A MENTAL HOSPITAL IF SHE WERE FOUND NOT GUILTY. NOW THAT YATES IS FACING THE DEATH PENALTY, THE DEFENSE HAS ONE MORE CASE TO MAKE. THIS TIME FOR HER LIFE. GEORGE PARNHAM/DEFENSE LAWYER: Mental illness is still not understood, not appreciated. I hope we will be able to save her life.))
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[Salem-Accident]


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A woman was seriously injured in a Salem accident tonight.
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Police say she was pulling out of the Salem Valley 8 theater parking lot and drove into the path of an oncoming car.
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((LT. BARNEY NUNLEY/SALEM POLICE DEPARTMENT; THERE MAY HAVE BEEN A VEHICLE WAITING TO TURN IN TO THE VALLEY CINEMA THAT MAY HAVE OBSTRUCTED HER VIEW. WHEN SHE WENT TO PULL OUT, SHE MAY NOT HAVE SEEN THE ONCOMING VEHICLE.))
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The woman was taken to Roanoke Memorial hospital with what are described as extremely serious injuries.
Police have not released her identity.
The driver of the other car was not seriously hurt.
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[DUI-Driving]


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A measure to make drunk drivers pay for problems they cause got the approval of Roanoke County Supervisors today.

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Suprvisor Joe "Butch" Church proposed the ordinance that allows the county to recover the expense of responding to wrecks caused by drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The fees would range from 500 to a thousand dollars and would be in addition to any criminal penalties.
There was some heated debate, but no one voted against it.
No word yet on when the fees will go into effect.
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[L'burg-Council]


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After a twenty year battle, the so-called oldest subdivision in the United States is now Lynchburg's newest historic district.
Steve Smallshaw has more from tonight's city council meeting.
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(( They were the same faces gathering to do battle one more time.. on the one side, preservationists wanting to save the historic character of Rivermont Avenue.. on the other, homeowners worried their property rights were being trampled.
The effort to make a three mile stretch of the Avenue an historic district dates back to 1982.. it failed every time, including most recently last summer.
But after additional study and a survey that showed most of the affected residents were in favor, the idea was brought back to city council one more time.
Some questioned whether putting restrictions on things like paint colors and vinyl siding was the way to rehab a run-down neighborhood.
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((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IN ORDER TO STOP THE BLIGHT BLEEDING UP RIVERMONT AVENUE FROM THE RIVERMONT BRIDGE, IT'S GOING TO TAKE MORE THAN DESIGNATING RIVERMONT AVENUE AS A HISTORICAL DISTRICT. I THINK WE'RE REALLY FOOLING OURSELVES TO THINK OTHERWISE.))
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But others felt living in a neighborhood carries with it certain responsibilities.
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((JULIAN ADAMS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IF YOU DON'T WANT TO DO THAT, GO BUY A HUNDRED ACRES IN THE COUNTRY AND DO WHAT YOU WANT. IF YOU LIVE IN THE CITY, YOU GIVE UP THAT RIGHT TO DO WHAT YOU WOULD DO ON A HUNDRED ACRES IN THE COUNTRY.))
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The vote to finally make Rivermont the city's sixth historic district was 5- to- 2.. there's still more work to be done.
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((ANNIE MASSIE/SUPPORTS HISTORIC DESIGNATION: WE WORKED HARD, BUT NOW WE'LL WORK ON BRINGING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER. BUT WE HAVE DEVELOPED A COMMUNITY IN OUR BOARD AND ALONG THE ONES WHO WERE IN FAVOR OF IT, AND I THINK IT WILL ONLY BENEFIT EVERYBODY.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Halmode]


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Halmode Apparel is closing its Roanoke distribution center.
About 200 people will be out of work.
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The company says the cost of operating the plant is too high.
The shutdown will start in July and is expected to last several months.
Halmode is owned by the Kellwood Company, a manufacturer of women's clothing.
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[Warner]


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Governor Warner was in Bedford County today, handing out checks and compliments to one of the county's biggest employers.
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Barr Laboratories announced today it's spending seven million dollars to nearly double the size of its plant in Forest.
Bedford County is providing some financial incentives and Warner came bearing cash as well.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: I'M PLEASED THAT BARR IS STRENGTHENING ITS COMMITMENT TO THE COMMONWEALTH, AND ALONG WITH TRAINING AND OTHER INCENTIVES, I HAVE APPROVED 200- THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM THE GOVERNOR'S OPPORTUNITY FUND TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS DEAL COULD HAPPEN.))
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Barr currently employs about 265 people and the expansion figures to create 75 new jobs.
They hope to have it complete by July.
Barr is a leading manufacturer of generic medicines.
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[Blackburn]


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A sexual harassment case against the Radford Police department has been thrown out of federal court.
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Lieutenant (Gay-thur) Gather Blackburn pled guilty to assaulting a fellow officer. The case grew out of a sexual assault in July of 1999.
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The other officer, a female rookie, sued the city, claiming Radford had "maintained a hostile work environment."
She sought one million dollars. Today Judge Jackson Kiser recognized that the city never investigated the incident. He points out the woman never pressed the issue or indicated she wanted the police department to pursue the matter further.

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The defendant in the dog attack trial plead with jurors today that she tried to stop it...
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Majorie Knoller wept as she testified that she did everything she could to protect Diane Whipple. She says she never blamed Whipple-- but says she is not responsible because she couldn't anticipate it would happen. Knoller testified that she threw herself on top of Whipple to protect her. A doctor at Sinai Medical Center backed up that testimony today saying Knoller had similar wounds to Whipple's. Prosecutors were not convinced.
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((JIM HAMMER/ PROSECUTOR: SHE HAS VERY LITTLE CUTS... SHE DIDN'T EVEN GET TREATMENT FOR TWO DAYS.))
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The defense rested its case today and closing arguments are scheduled for Monday. Knoller is on trial for second degree murder.
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The fight over a controversial school consolidation plan in Henry County is over.
We'll have the latest next on NEws 7.
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And some six months after their collapse, more bodies are found at the World Trade Center site.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Big Dance begins with the Saints big winners. Juan Dixon picks up the top honor in the ACC, while Jason gets the top nationwide billing tonight. The Tech women are limbering up for their WNIT opener tomorrow night. And the season can't get over quick enough as the Dazzle slide continues tonight at home against the Groove. Tonight

on the Big 7.))[Henry-School]


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Henry County's school system will stay with the status quo... for now..
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The Henry County School Board, minus two members, today voted unanimously to cease action on a controversial school consolidation plan pending word from the County Board of Supervisors. The vote followed a recommendation made by the superintendent last week. Opponents say they know changes need to be made and that they hope to be heard when the topic is re-addressed.
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((JUDY CLOUD/PARENT: WE KNOW SOMETHING'S GONNA HAVE TO BE DONE, THE AREA'S BEEN HIT TOO HARD. BUT LET'S HAVE A LITTLE BIT BETTER COMMUNICATION NEXT TIME.))
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School Board members are disappointed that the plan garnered little support from the Board of Supervisors. As for supervisor's plans to revive the issue...
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((KATHRYN WICKLINE/HENRY CO. SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR: I DON'T KNOW OF ANYTHING AND WE WILL NOT BRING IT UP AGAIN UNTIL THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DO.))
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The plan would have combined four high schools into two and turned carver Middle School into an elementary school next year.
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[Student-Rights]


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The State Capitol is a popular field trip for school groups across Virginia.
But when a group of students from Montgomery County visited Richmond last month, they weren't just observing the legislative process.
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What started as a class project two years ago has become a cause for the Auburn Middle and High School Students.
They visited the State Capitol to lobby lawmakers for a students' bill of rights.
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((NAOMI HUNTINGTON: WHEN YOU WALK INTO SCHOOL, YOU'RE NOT GUARANTEED ANYTHING. WE FEEL THAT YOU SHOULD BE.)) ((RYAN BOWYER: EVERY STUDENT DESERVES CERTAIN RIGHTS. EVERYBODY DESERVES THE RIGHT TO LEARN AND STUDENTS JUST NEED SOMETHING THEY CAN GO ON, AND LIKE NAOMI SAID, SO THEY CAN BECOME BETTER PEOPLE LATER ON.))
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The students say lawmakers were polite, but non-committal.
They plan to rally support, and return next year.
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[Ferrum-President]


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A woman from Nebraska has been picked to become the next president of Ferrum College.
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Jennifer Braaten is from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska, where she's been college president since 1999.
When she takes over at Ferrum in mid-July, she'll be Ferrum's 10th President, the Methodist school's first female President.
Doctor Braaten's husband is Senior Pastor of a Lutheran Church in Washington, D.C.

[Optical-Cable]


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Optical Cable Corporation has decided to focus on sales instead of Asian expansion.
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That was the word at the annual shareholders meeting today.
Last year, founder Bob Kopstein emphasized partnerships in China.
But he was fired early this year after suffering a number of financial losses that lead to the demise of the company's stock price.
It went from 14 to under a dollar per share in one year.
The sales push will likely get a boost from military contracts and the War on Terrorism.
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[TC:00:12:17] ((LUKE/VP OF SALES: WE REALLY CAN DO ANYTHING FROM FIBERING UP A HOSPITALS TO MILITARY TACTICAL CABLES AND MINING CABLES. SO THAT DIVERSITY HAS HELPED US QUITE A BIT.))
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Optical Cable's fiber was used in the Pentagon before it was attacked, and the company says it will be used in renovations.

[WTC-Bodies]


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The bodies of six firefighters and two civilians were found today at Ground Zero in New York.
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[16:52:43]
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Workers found the remains near the South tower- Firefighters saluted as the remains were removed ... draped in flags.
As of last week, the bodies of 148 firefighters had been recovered from the site. That is still fewer than half of the 343 killed on September 11th.
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One of the world's toughest races has a new record tonight.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News 7.
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Want to join the ranks of Jeeves, Alfred and Mister Belvidere?
It's not as easy as you may think... in fact you may even have to go back to school.
We'll explain.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[ICU]


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Hospital officials say technology and a tripling in size are two selling points for their new intensive care unit.
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Montgomery Regional Hospital's I-C-U is housed in a newly built three-story addition. Occupying all of the second floor, officials say it's triple the size of the current unit.
The number of patient beds is going from 8 to 10 and officials say technology is state of the art.
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((REED KENNEDY/MRH CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER; WHAT WE CALL WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY FOR OUR CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM WHEN NURSES AND PHYSICIANS CAN BASICALLY WHEEL A LAP TOP TO THE BEDSIDE AND LOOK AT INFORMATION THEIR ON THE PATIENTS LAB WORK ENTER INFORMATION IN AND THAT DOESN'T HAVEN'T TO PLUG IN ANYWHERE, IT JUST GOES WIRELESS BACK INTO OUR MAIN SYSTEM.))

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Construction took about a year and patients are set to be moved in next Wednesday. The project cost 4.8-million dollars.
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[Butler-School]


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Training to serve others and hopes for a prominent future are some goals of students at this school...
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[SUPER=03-London, UK]

The Ivor School for Butler Administrators, Personal Assistants and Estate Managers trains students for a multicultural profession. A rigorous six- week course covers all the important aspects of the job.
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((ASHLEY POWELL/SENIOR INSTRUCTOR: AN INDIVIDUAL NEEDS CERTAIN QUALITIES TO BE A GOOD BUTLER. I WOULD SAY, AND SO WOULD MR. SPENCER, THAT ONE OF THOSE QUALITIES IS TO BE A NICE PERSON. ALSO TO ENJOY THE COMPANY OF OTHER PEOPLE.))
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Some skills like ironing a morning paper might sound outlandish-- but to butlers- in- training it is not taken lightly. Other life skills for a butler-- how to serve an authentic dinner party, proper telephone manner, and how to deal with greedy guests. A butler can start out making about 35- thousand- dollars AND top salaries cash out to around 140- thousand. But-- as in all jobs, experts say being a butler is all about the right attitude and devotion to the job.
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[S-Extra]


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The Dazzle fizzles, Siena begins the dance, Dixon and Williams pick up All-American props and the Tech women talk about their WNIT opener tomorrow night at the Cassell.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - the Big East and national champion Miami Hurricanes were honored today as they met President Bush at the White House. The Canes were represented by several of their seniors including Daryl Jones on the left of your screen. The talented, yet humble receiver struck a cord with the President since Jones, himself is from Dallas, Texas. Now the scores.
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[S-Dazzle]


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We begin this segment with the Roanoke Dazzle. The team is out of the playoff hunt, almost out of home games, and for some reason out of luck.
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Last night - Roanoke's "Southern Rock Legend" David Lee Michaels and Melissa Morgan from Jammin' WJJS - were the honorary coaches although Kent Davison was still technically in charge. The Dazzle's big man - Lorenzo Coleman - takes the rock inside and jams it home just the way David Lee and Melissa drew it up in the huddle. Greenville then gets its groove on as Ansu Sesay goes baseline and he hits the reverse as Greenville pushes its lead to 7 points. He had a game high 23. The Dazzle's Johnny Taylor - who could have made a difference had he been here all season - shoots and scores on the long two. He finished with 13. But everyone is picking on the Dazzle down the stretch including former Roanoke player Thomas
[SUPER=33-Greenville/87/Roanoke/67;]

Hamilton who gets a jam of his own. The Dazzle taps out losing last night 87-to-67. Roanoke is home Thursday night hosting Asheville.
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[S-Siena]


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The NCAA men's tournament opened last night with the play-in game as Siena, a team with a losing record took on the Alcorn State Braves.
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[SUPER=03-Dayton, OH/Siena vs. Alcorn State;:00]

Siena, out of Loudonville, New York was just 14 and -18 in the regular season but won the Metro Atlantic Tournament. Last night behind Montreal native Prosper Karangwa, the Saints "prospered." The point guard who speaks five different languages talked a lot of junk tonight as he scored a career high 31 to lead Siena to the 81-to-77 win over Alcorn State.
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Siena is now the first team in 47 years to win an NCAA tournament game with a losing record. The reward is a date with Maryland on Friday.
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[S-WDBJ]


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That means the 64 team official dance ticket is ready to be punched.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 6996] Kentucky opens the party with Valparaiso - with tipoff set for 12:25pm. The second game of the afternoon will have Wake Forest against Pepperdine.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 6997] The night session on Thursday night opens with North Dame and Charlotte. The late game on Thursday night has Duke battling Winthrop just before 10.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 6998] We also now know the Friday games. NC State takes on Michigan State at 12:15. Then is it's U-Conn and Hampton U in the afternoon.
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[go to pinnacle 6999] The night session on Friday has St. John's and Wisconsin with Maryland playing in the nightcap against the Siena Saints.
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The Maryland Terrapins made a clean sweep of the top two awards in the ACC. Monday, Gary Williams was named the league's coach of the year and yesterday the Terrapins
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Juan Dixon was named the ACC's player of the year. The six foot three inch senior guard who was second in the league in scoring and first in free throws and steals, received 41 of a possible 84 first place votes to beat out Duke Jason Williams who was second. Dixon is just the fourth player from Maryland to win the ACC's player of the year honor following the footsteps of Joe Smith, Len Bias and Albert King. He heads into the NCAA tournament this week having scored in double figures in 48 straight games.
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The Associated Press all-American basketball team was released yesterday afternoon and not surprisingly,
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the unanimous pick on the first team is none other than Duke guard Jason Williams. All 72 voters in the nationwide panel selected Williams to the first team, a place he also landed last year. He is joined on the first team by Kansas star Drew Gooden, Cincinnati's Steve Logan, Gonzaga's Dan Dickau
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and Maryland's Juan Dixon. VMI's Jason Conley - who is the first freshman ever to lead the nation in scoring received honorable mention recognition.

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Rolan Roberts didn't make any all-American teams - but the once troubled former Tech star is in the NCAA tournament as a key member of the Southern Illinois Salukis. As a senior transfer Roberts has helped lead Southern Illinois to a 26-and-7 record. He is averaging 14 points and 7 rebounds a game. The 11th seeded Salukis play Bobby Knight and Texas Tech Friday in Chicago.

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Speaking of Illinois - Joliet, Illinois native Brandi Teamer has been named the women's player of the year in the state by the Richmond Times. Teamer helped lead UVa to its 19th straight NCAA tourney bid. Her coach Debbie Ryan is the coach of the year. Teamer is joined on the all-state team by Tech's Ieva Kublina. UVa opens the NCAAs Saturday morning at 11 against Iowa.
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The Virginia Tech women open the postseason tonight in the WNIT against UNC Greensboro. The Women's national invitational tournament isn't where the Hokies hoped to be, but in the words of their coach, the excitement of still playing is much greater than the disappointment of not making the NCAA tournament.
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A record breaking Iditarod-
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Martin Buser sledded his way into Nome, Alaska this morning.
He finished the 11 hundred mile race from Anchorage to Nome in eight days, 22 hours, and 46 minutes.
It is the first time the races has been completed in fewer than nine days.
For his efforts, Buser takes home 62-thousand, eight hundred dollars and a new pickup truck.
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