[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A robbery arrest in Omaha... Sources say they may be the suspects from a Roanoke Convience store murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And the Governor pledges to let the courts decide whether new House and Senate districts pass Constitutional muster.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Tonight on the Big 7, the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic is moving to the fall. Roanoke Catholic's basketball team is moving to a big national tournament in Maryland.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Virginia Tech women open play in the NIT tonight at the Cassell as they try to stretch out their season a little bit longer.
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[WX-HEAD]
[ANCHOR=Patrick]
(weather headline)
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


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



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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The search for the killer of a clerk at a Roanoke convenience store may soon be over.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Authorities in Omaha, Nebraska late today confirmed that two suspects are being held.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Roanoke-Robbery]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC42:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2 shot]


The two are in custody on kidnapping and firearms charges, on a warrant from Roanoke police.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2 shot]


A spokesman for the city police department, Lt. Bill Althoff, refused to confirm or deny the arrests are connected to the shootings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 26;]


Joy Parrish died from a gunshot wound to the neck, and co-worker Steve Rivera was wounded in the robbery last month at the Texaco Stop-In on Hershberger Road.
Sources say Roanoke detectives are expected to be in Nebraska tomorrow.
A spokesman for the company that owns the store said he has been told Roanoke authorities won't make any statement until then.
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[Redistricting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC1:05:15]
[GRAPHIC=VA Redistricting]


The dispute between Governor Mark Warner and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore will go face-to-face tomorrow.
The two will discuss the recent court ruling that overturned the state's redistricting plan, and the Attorney General's intention to appeal.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Joe/MB Set;]


Joe Dashiell caught up with the Governor and local lawmakers today, and he's here tonight with more on their reaction.
[LIVE=Joe full/MB Set]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6 in MB Monitor]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]


Shannon... yesterday Governor Warner criticized what he descibed as Kilgore's rush to judgement.
Today, the Governor said he wants to tone down the rhetoric until he has a chance to sit down with the Attorney General.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I know there are advocates]
[SUPER=@markwarner; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :14]
[SUPER=@griffith; :40]
[RUNS=:55]
[OUT Q=letting the courts make the final call.]
(([SOT WARNER]
[IN Q=I know there are advocates]

((I KNOW THERE ARE ADVOCATES ON BOTH SIDES THAT ARE ALREADY PLANNING THE BATTLES, BUT I LOOK FORWARD TO SITTING DOWN WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, HEARING HIS POSITION ON THIS CASE AND THEN I'LL BE MAKING A DECISION.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=then I'll bemaking a decision]


Visiting Roanoke, Warner told reporters he has concerns about Kilgore's response, but will reserve judgement until they meet face to face.
Other Democrats are less diplomatic saying the Governor is Kilgore's client and should have the final say on the appeal.
Salem Delegate, and House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith says he stands with Kilgore and stands by the redistricting plan, and says he hopes the Governor will let the courts decide.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We have a fight between the executive]

((WE HAVE A FIGHT BETWEEN THE EXECUTIVE AND THE LEGISLATIVE. AND WE'LL LET THE JUDICIAL MAKE THE DECISION. THAT'S THE WAY IT WAS SET UP BY OUR FOUNDING FATHERS. AND I THINK IT'S A GOOD SYSTEM. AND I HOPE THE RHETORIC CAN BE LOWERED. THAT WOULD BE GREAT AND WE CAN GET DOWN TO LETTING THE COURTS MAKE THE FINAL CALL.))
[RUNS= :17]
[OUT Q=letting the courts make the final call.]))
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[LIVE=Joe full/MB Set]


And ultimately, that's where this issue will be decided, keith and shannon,
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Joe/MB Set;]


Whether or not Governor Warner and Attorney General Kilgore can agree on the state's appeal.

[Carilion]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC1:54:00]
[GRAPHIC=Carilion Expansion]


Governor Warner was in Roanoke to help Carilion Health System launch a major expansion and renovation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


This morning, the Governor, hospital officials, employees and patients broke ground for a new wing at Roanoke Memorial.
The 55- million dollar project will provide new space for operating rooms and critical care beds.
The plan also includes renovations at Community Hospital, dedicating that facility to the health needs of women and children.
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[SOT 23:48:53]
[IN Q=It will allow for continued growth]

((DR. EDWARD MURPHY/CARILION CHIEF EXECUTIVE: IT WILL ALLOW FOR CONTINUED GROWTH, SO THAT WE CAN MEET THEIR NEEDS NOT JUST TODAY, BUT OUT INTO THE FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Edward Murphy/Carilion Chief Executive]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=out into the future.]
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[VO-NAT]


Carilion C-E-O Edward Murphy says most of the work should be completed late next year.
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[Missing-Man]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC51:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities have recovered the body of a missing Pulaski man.
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[VO-NAT]

Officials say 32-year-old Christopher William Hicks was found at the bottom of an embankment on Towers Road in Newbern. Police say it appears his car...a grey Chevrolet went off the road and crashed. Hicks had last been seen on February 19th...investigators began looking for him when he failed to show up for work.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]

State Police have been called in for an accident reconstruction report.

[Boys-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC2:01:19]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Fire destroyed a home outside Covington this morning.
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[VO-NAT - :13.5]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;]

Dining hall workers first noticed the fire shortly before 6 o'clock. The house is owned by the Boys Home and is used to house administrative staff. Nobody was home at the time of the fire, and nobody was injured in the blaze.
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[SOT - 5:25:37]
[IN Q=The people living...]

((DONNIE WHEATLEY/BOYS HOME EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; THE PEOPLE LIVING IN IT WERE NOT HERE. EVEN THOUGH THE HOUSE IS A TOTAL LOSS, NO LIVES WERE IN DANGER THE WHOLE TIME, WHICH WE FELL VERY FORTUNATE ABOUT.))
[SUPER=01-Donnie Wheatley/Boys Home Executive Director;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=feel very fortunate about.]
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[VO-NAT - :12+]

Crews were called back to the house later this morning after the fire rekindled. After a preliminary investigation, officials say the fire may have started around a faulty oil furnace, but the investigation is continuing.
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[Bank-arrest]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC59:53]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]

A robbery suspect was quickly apprehended by Roanoke Police this morning just minutes after a holdup at Bank of America on Melrose Avenue.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

It happened around 11:20 A-M. A man went in, presented a note and said he had a gun. A teller gave him some money, and he ran out of the bank. Going only on a description of his clothing, police caught up with the man at 11th Street and Fairfax Avenue.
He took off running, but uniform officers and detectives managed to arrest 30-year old Maurice Daniel Dooley of Christiansburg. They got the money back but did not find a gun.
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[Tech-Tuition]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC39:50]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Tuition]


The cost of a Virginia college education is going up...and next week students at Virginia Tech will finally know...by how much. The University's Board of Visitors meets on Monday to set tuition prices that will begin in the Fall semester. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has more on the numbers...Rachel?
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel/Microwave;]

Shannon - officials say the percentage range the board will choose from is six to nine percent.
[LIVE=Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

For in state students the hike may only mean a little more than two- hundred dollars.
But Tech's spokesman says the Board will be sensitive to the out of state student population.
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[SOT 13:17:39]
[IN Q=we've got to]

((LARRY HINCKER/TECH SPOKESMAN; OUR TUITION IS ALMOST 12-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR NOW YOU RAISE TUITION BY 5-PERCENT AND YOUR LOOKING AT 6-HUNDRED DOLLARS YOU RAISE TUITION BY 10-PERCENT AND YOUR LOOKING AT 12-HUNDRED DOLLARS.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Tech Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=HUNDRED DOLLARS.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Money that can add up over the years...Hincker says out of state students do bring a significant amount of capital to the University. The school doesn't want to raise tuition to the point where they're pricing themselves out of range. Hincker says the final budget numbers from Richmond are worse than officials anticipated. Tech must cut 26-million dollars and then would raise an additional 9-million with the tuition increases.
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[LIVE=Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Also something to keep in mind, Hincker says tuition will likely go up again next year because
[DOUBLE BOXES=Rachel & Shannon /Microwave;]

Shannon, higher education is being asked to make even more cuts to their budgets.

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


Daycare's not just for kids anymore.
Find out how it's helping some Virginia Tech students get their degrees and take care of their parents when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And as water levels around the state continue to drop... Governor Warner calls on Virginians to conserve.
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[Carvins-Cove]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC38:37]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Governor Warner wants Virginians to start saving water.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


He's told state agencies, colleges and universities to develop conservation plans.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


Warner says climatologists believe the state is not going to get enough rain anytime soon to ease the drought.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove]


The water level at Roanoke's main reservoir continues to fall, despite the recent rainfall.
It's at 24-point-7 feet below the spillway today.
City officials, though, say residents and businesses are doing their part.
Water use is down 9 percent in the last two months.
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[JOCO-Estate]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC1:16:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After five years of accusations, lawsuits and depositions, the battle over a Bedford County millionaire's estate is finally over.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


A circuit judge today approved a settlement that concluded three lawsuits involving the will of Reid Jones, Junior.
Jones was worth about seven million dollars when he died in 1996. His estate included a 700 acre dairy farm near Moneta.
His daughter, Margie Irvin, had sued the estate's former administrator over changes to the will that left her two children with just 100 dollars each.
The settlement gives one grandchild nearly 200- thousand dollars. They will both will inherit 62 acres of prime farmland.
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[SOT 9:14:40]
[IN Q=She's mainly satisfied]

((JONATHAN ROGERS/ATTORNEY FOR MARGARET IRVIN: SHE'S MAINLY SATISFIED, OF COURSE ANY SETTLEMENT, YOU DON'T GET 100 PERCENT OF WHAT YOU WANTED, BUT OVERALL IT WAS A VERY JUST SETTLEMENT AND I THINK OVERALL SHE'S SATISFIED, BUT OF COURSE, SHE'S GONE THROUGH A LOT OF TRAUMA.))
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Rogers/Attorney for Margaret Irvin]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=gone through a lot of trauma.]
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[VO-NAT]


The settlement also frees up millions of dollars in the JOCO Foundation, a non-profit organization Reid Jones created to benefit local charities.
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[SOT 9:16:13]
[IN Q=He was a]

((KENNETH KING/ATTORNEY FOR JONES' ESTATE: HE WAS A PHILANTHROPIST WHO CARED A LOT ABOUT THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND SO THIS CREATES A FUND IN THAT JOCO FOUNDATION WHICH WILL, WITH A NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS, BENEFIT CHARITIES FROM NOW ON IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
[SUPER=01-Ken King/Attorney for Jones Estate]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=in the Roanoke Valley.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Rescue Mission gets 300-thousand dollars, for example. Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Club 240-thousand.
The state Attorney General's office is still conducting an audit of the Joco Foundation to see whether former administrator, Dianne Wilcox, mishandled its finances.
Wilcox surrenderd her law license in January, rather than face a state bar disciplinary hearing.
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[Sprinkle]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-01 TC1:20:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Friends and colleagues are remembering the man who served for more than three decades as Botetourt County's Sheriff.
Norman Sprinkle passed away yesterday, after checking into the hospital with pneumonia last week.
He was 77.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./1989]


Sprinkle was known as a sheriff who avoided the limelight.
But sometimes it found him... as it did here in 19-89, when he drained a pond in search of Craig County Sheriff B-B McPherson's murdered brother, Gene.
Sprinkle retired in 19-91.
Eight years later, his son Ronnie was elected Botetourt County's current Sheriff.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Sprinkle's funeral will be held this Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rader's Funeral Home in Daleville.

[Stocks]


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


Lower-than-expected retail sales figures put a damper on investing today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/130.50/10501.85/y/35.07/1862.05;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 130 and a half points.
NASDAQ fell 35.
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[Robbery-Update]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC42:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


More information about the arrests in the Stop-In shootings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 26]


Roanoke police now confirm that two men are being held in Fremont, Nebraska, on fugitive warrants.
They're identified as 27-year-old Mark Lamont Neamo, and 18-year-old Christopher Brian Krug, both of South Barrens Road in Roanoke County.
They're charged with abduction and use of a firearm in commission of abduction.
Neamo and Krug were arrested about three hours ago after police stopped a vehicle they were in.
Roanoke's prosecutor says additional charges against the two men will be taken to the grand jury, in April.
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[Adult-Daycare]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC1:50:04]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Children aren't the only ones who can go to day care --so can adults.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


For about 40 dollars a day seniors can be dropped off at Virginia Tech Adult Day Services.
Without this option Carol Wilson says she would have to give up her job and plans for getting another degree.
Her husband Grady can't stay at home alone because a stroke left him with memory impairment that's getting progressively worse.
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[SOT13:13:21]
[IN Q=I know is safety is ]

((CAROL WILSON; I KNOW HIS SAFETY IS PRIMARY HERE. HE'S ABLE TO INTERACT WITH OTHER SENIORS AND THE STAFF HAS JUST BEEN SO WONDERFUL. IT'S JUST PRICELESS))
[SUPER=01-Carol Wilson]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=it's just priceless]
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[VO-NAT]


Virginia Tech Adult Day Services is designed to give caregivers a break while giving seniors a place that's fun and entertaining.
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[SOT13:36:17]
[IN Q=While we don't do skilled nursing care]

((KATHY PIERSON/VIRGINIA TECH ADULT DAY SERVICES; WHILE WE DON'T DO SKILLED NURSING CARE. WE WILL HELP CLIENTS WHO USE A WHEELCHAIR... WHO NEED ASSISTANCE WITH ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING INCLUDING TOILETING ))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Pierson/Virginia Tech Adult Day Services; ]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=including toileting]
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[VO-NAT]


The service is offered year round Monday thru Friday.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up tonight on the Big 7, the March Madness begins with UVa and the Tech women cranking up the NIT tonight.
Roanoke Catholic is prepping for another big national event.
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[VO-NAT]

And if you're a fan of the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic - you will want to stick around. The tournament is moving to the fall.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-117 5620TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH BASKETBALL]


The women's NIT opens tonight in Blacksburg where the Hokies take on UNC Greensboro. The game will be a homecoming of sorts for Roanoke native Lynne Agee.
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[VO-NAT]

The Fleming grad, who also coached the Colonels and coached at Roanoke College, leads the Lady Spartans into the Cassell for tonight's seven o'clock tip-off.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :03]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Hicks/Virginia Tech Senior; :22]
[SUPER=01-Chrystal Starling/Virginia Tech Junior; :35]
[RUNS=:46]
[OUT Q=...IN ORDER TO WIN."]
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=UVA HOOPS]


Like the Tech women, the UVa men had also hoped to be playing in the something other than the NIT. But the Cavs will open things up tonight at University Hall in a 7:30 tip-off against the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Gamecocks come in with an 18-and-14 record under head coach Dave Odom. The Cavs are 17-and-11 and favored by 4 points. Highlights for you on News 7 at 11.


[S-Catholic]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-106 (1:37:42)]
[GRAPHIC=Hoops Logo]


The Celtics of Roanoke Catholic are preparing for the Alhanbra Catholic Invitational tournament at Frostburg State in Frostburg, Maryland.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


The 42 year old tournament will feature 8 teams from as far away as Utah.
The Celtics are guaranteed three games and its the first time that Catholic has been invited to participate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="This is...]
[SUPER=01-Dick Wall/Catholic Head Coach; :03]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=.......this tournament."]
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[VO-NAT]


Dematha has won the tournament 17 times and Gonzaga out of Washington is the defending champion.
Catholic will open with St. Joe's Prep out of Philadelphia tomorrow night at 9:15.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Definitely the...]
[SUPER=01-Phillip Wall/Catholic Guard; :04]
[SUPER=01-J.R. Reynolds/Catholic Forward; :18]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=.....that's in there."]
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[S-VHSL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-114]
[GRAPHIC=VHSL]


Several other local teams are still hitting the hardwood. The Virginia High School League's state tournament opens tomorrow afternoon at the Vines Center at Liberty University.

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[VO-NAT]

The Cave Spring Knights take on Hayfield in the Group Three A semi-finals tomorrow at 4:30. On Friday in the afternoon Group A semi-finals - Altavista battles Honaker in a 2:45 tip-off. And on Friday night in the Group Two a ranks, Blacksburg hooks up with King George at 7, and Robert E. Lee and Martinsville - the two most storied double a programs in the state meet at 8:30. Steve Mason will more on these games tonight in Hometown Hoops Weekly on News 7 at 11.
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[S-GGCC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-116 10756tc]
[GRAPHIC=GGCC]


The Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic, for years a rite of passage to signal that spring has sprung is now moving to the fall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Last April; :00]

The GGCC has been held in the spring since 1938, but starting next year the tournament is moving to October. In 2003, the event will run from October 16th through the 19th. Daimlar Chrysler will remain as the sponsor for the event, having signed a new four year extension with the Greensboro Jaycees. In 1989 the tournament moved from the week before the Masters to two weeks after it to help enhance the field. Again, the changes and the move to the fall will take place in 2003.
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[S-WDBJ]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA HOOPS]
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[GO TO PINNACLE 6996] The March Madness begins tomorrow afternoon here on WDBJ-7. Kentucky opens the show with Valparaiso. Tip-off is set for 12:25pm. The second game has Wake Forest against Pepperdine.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 6997] The night session on Thursday night features North Dame and Charlotte. The late game on Thursday night has Duke battling Winthrop.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 6998] On Friday - NC State takes on Michigan State at 12:15. Then is it's U-Conn and Hampton U as the Huskies tangle with the Pirates in the afternoon.
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The night session on Friday has St. John's and Wisconsin with Maryland playing in the nightcap against Siena, the first team in 47 years with a losing record to win an NCAA tournament game.
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