[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

They're in the money.
Roanoke's Lotto South winners come forward.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And, the pastor of a Southwest Roanoke church tells worshipers to keep their faith intact even as the building crumbles.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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In sports, The Express prepares to play at the Roundhouse again this week The N-C-Double-A final 16 tips it off this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll check out some serious hardware courtesy of the Salem Avalanche a look at their championship ring and trophy from Avalanche media day.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The calendar now says spring and tomorrow will be pleasant. But we are not done with the cold weather yet. Details just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[SOT 00:03:33]
[IN Q=Let me ]

((LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO JIMMY AND CINDY TRAN.))
[RUNS=: 05]
[OUT Q=and cindy tran. (applause)]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Meet Virginia's newest multi-millionaires.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The mystery couple from Roanoke finally lays claim to their 21- million dollar lottery jackpot.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.

[Lotto-Winner]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC47:34]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The Trans are living out the American dream.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The two are immigrants from Vietnam who own a nail salon in downtown Roanoke.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Teresa /Microwave;]

Teresa Hamilton is in Roanoke County tonight-- at the Kroger Store on Route 221 where they bought the winning Lotto South ticket.
[LIVE=Teresa /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]

Keith and Shannon, the Trans are a quiet couple-- who seemed almost overwhelmed at today's press conference in Richmond. They describe their life in Roanoke as picture perfect and hope their good fortune continues.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=How about a]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Tran/Lotto South Winner; :22]
[SUPER=01-Cindy Tran/Lotto South Winner; :38]
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[OUT Q=not all at once.]

(( Jimmy and Cindy Tran became multi- millionaires on Saturday March the second... But the Trans didn't know they were holding the winning ticket until two days later-- when Jimmy saw the story on the news and recognized some of the winning numbers. That's when he ran outside to his car-- and retrieved the winning lottery ticket.
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[IN Q= I thanked the ]

((I THANKED THE LORD AND STARTED TO CRY SO, THEN I RAN IN AND TOLD MY WIFE AND SHE COULDN'T BELIEVE IT EITHER.)) [RUNS07]
[out q= believe it either.]

Cindy Tran says her husband had played the lottery before-- and while he'd won some money-- there's no comparison.
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[SOT 00:14:24]
[IN Q= He'd won a ]

((HE'D WON A LOT OF TIMES BEFORE BUT JUST A LITTLE, YOU KNOW BUT NOT BIG LIKE THIS TIME.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q= LIKE THIS TIME.]

((IT'S GOING TO CHANGE, BUT I HOPE IT'S SLOWLY AND NOT ALL AT ONCE.))))
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[LIVE=Teresa /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Teresa /Microwave;]



[Church-Collapse]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC1:11:30]
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The pastor of a crumbling Southwest Roanoke church has two days to come up with a plan to fix the building.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Cracks in the front wall...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ron Smith/Building Commissioner; :12]
[SUPER=01-Pastor George Taylor/Solid Rock Pentecostal Church; :38]
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[OUT Q=16th and Rorer Avenue.]

((Cracks in the front wall of Solid Rock Pentecostal Church on Campbell Avenue were discovered earlier this week after the foundation wall collapsed. Building inspectors toured the building this afternoon.
[SOT 17:03:31-17:03:43]
[IN Q=There's practically nothing holding up...]

((RON SMITH/BUILDING COMMISSIONER: THERE'S PRACTICALLY NOTHING HOLDING UP THE FRONT FACADE OF THE BUILDING. WE'RE AFRAID THERE'S A GOOD POSSIBILITY THE WALL COULD COLLAPSE. IF IT DOES IT MAY FALL INTO THE STREET.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=may fall into the street.]
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[VO-NAT :10]

Smith says the city told Pastor George Taylor to contact an engineer to find out how to repair the more than 50-year old building. Taylor has until Friday to put together a plan.
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[SOT 17:07:30-17:07:43]
[IN Q=This is just a little setback...]

((REV. GEORGE TAYLOR/SOLID ROCK PENTECOSTAL CHURCH: THIS IS JUST A LITTLE SETBACK. IT'S NOTHING PERMANENT. IT'S JUST A STEPPING STONE TO GET HIGHER TO WHERE GOD WANTS US AT. SO, DON'T BE DISCOURAGED. JUST KEEP PRAYING, KEEP PRAISING.
WE'RE GONNA BE OKAY.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=we're gonna be okay.]
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[VO-NAT]

In the meantime, Taylor says services scheduled for tonight will be held at 7 at Greater Life Ministries at 16th and Rorer Avenue.))
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[ANCHOR=Shan]
[SS=None]

Campbell Avenue in front of the church, between 8th and 9th, will remain closed indefinitely.

[Bedford-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC1:05:38]
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Authorities are trying to figure out whether a Bedford County woman is telling the truth about being shot at a busy shopping center this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


44- year- old Linda Moorefield Ferrell told police she was watching the ducks at a pond near the Graves Mill Center when a man came up and shot her in the chest.
Ferrell walked up to the China Royal restaurant and told employees she'd been shot. She was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of what apparently was a minor wound.
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[SOT 11:21:43]
[IN Q=We're going to]

((LT. RICKY GARDNER/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE'RE GOING TO LOOK FOR THE GUN, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON RIGHT NOW, IT'S HARD TO TELL, TOO EARLY IN THE GAME. SHE'S STICKING TO HER INITIAL STORY THAT A WHITE MALE CAME UP AND SHOT HER.. I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS AS TO THE VALIDITY OF THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Ricky Gardner/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
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[OUT Q=validity of that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Roads were blocked off and several businesses locked their doors while police searched for a possible suspect.
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[Radford-Visitors]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Radford University students now know the cost of a higher education...
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

The school's Board of Visitors approved tuition hikes today. Virginia residents will pay a 9-percent increase...which amounts to 145-dollars. Out of state students will see a hike of 6-percent...an increase of 454-dollars. The new tuition rates will raise 1.3 million and help Radford meet state budget reductions.
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[SOT 13:28:243]
[IN Q=i think that ]

((JAY POOLE/RU BOARD OF VISITORS; I THINK THAT WE DID, WE TOOK AN IMPORTANT STEP TODAY IN THE PROCESS OF ASSURING AFFORDABILITY IN TERMS OF RADFORD IS STILL A PLACE WHERE STUDENTS CAN AFFORD TO GO AND COME HERE BUT ALSO MAINTAINING THE KIND OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY.))
[SUPER=01-Jay Poole/RU Board of Visitors;]
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[OUT Q=ACADEMIC INTEGRITY.]
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[VO-NAT]

Radford Officials say they still have to find 1.4 million in cuts. The state is requiring them to meet a total budget reduction of 2.7-million.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]


The tuition increase could have been a lot worse.
The board of George Mason University today approved a 25-percent increase for in-state undergraduate students... that's just under a thousand dollars.
The increase far exceeds the maximum nine percent increase recommended by the General Assembly.
The extra money will help close a 14-and-a-half million dollar budget gap at that school.

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


The latest effort to honor Martin Luther King in Roanoke failed a few days ago... but the issues not going away


Still ahead-- see how it could be a central issue in this spring's council election.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus, Franklin County students rally to change the county's record number of fatal accidents.
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[Franklin-Accidents]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC1:59:46]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Last year, Franklin County set a grisly record for fatal car crashes.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Now, some Franklin County High School students are hoping to play a part in preventing others.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


Students formed a group called Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety.
They assembled nearly 600 students today ... urging them to drive responsibly and wear their seatbelts.
To drive the message home, the students showed pictures of the wrecks that claimed the lives 21 people, including fellow student Keith LaPrade.
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[SOT 10:59 - 11:11]
[IN Q=Keith was one]

((MEGAN FLORA/YOVASO PRESIDENT: KEITH WAS ONE OF MY REALLY GOOD FRIENDS AND WHEN HE DIED, HE WAS WEARING HIS SEATBELT, BUT HE WAS SPEEDING. AND I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THAT AGAIN WITH ANYBODY ELSE THAT I KNOW.))
[SUPER=01-Megan Flora/YOVASO President;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=that I know.]
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[VO-NAT]


The students lit candles for each person who died on Franklin County roads last year.
They blew them out as they read the name of each victim.
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[Small-Business]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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Small businesses are the future of America's economy....
That's according to the federal government.
Reports show small businesses will create nearly all jobs in the U.S. over the next decade. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Jennifer /MB Set;]


Business Reporter Jennifer Miele talked with one entrepreneur to find out what it takes to get in business and stay there.
Shannon, last year we brought you Ellen D'ardenne's (DAR-DENN) story.
[LIVE=Jennifer /FULL MB SET]
[SUPER=@jennifer1]


After fourteen years as a food services director, she was about to be laid off.
Instead of looking for a new job, she went out on her own.
And a year later, her decision has paid off.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Ellen D'ardenne is living]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Ellen D'Ardenne/Small Business Owner;:14]
[SUPER=01-Will Andrews/Small Business Development Center;:37]
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[OUT Q=time getting there.]

(( Ellen D'ardenne is living her dream.
She owns Custom Food Worx at Towers shopping Center, and employs five people.
But getting the business started was no fantasy...
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[tc:00:22:13] ((ELLEN D'ARDENNE/SMALL BUSINESS OWNER: I WASN'T SURE HOW TO GO INTO THE BANK AND GET A LOAN... WE ALL KNOW THE FOOD BUSINESS HAS GOT THE HIGHEST FAILURE RATE IN NEW BUSINESSES.)) [RUNS12]
So D'ardenne turned to the Small Business Development Center at the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.
That's where people like Will Andrews helped her with a business plan and financial projections.
[SOT]

[tc:00:06:46] ((WILL ANDEREWS/SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER: AS AN ECONOMIST AND FORMER BANKER, I WAS TRAINED TO WORK WITH THE FINANCIAL FRAMEWORK OF A BUSINESS. I BRING A LOT OF THAT INFO TO THE TABLE.)) [RUNS12]
Reports show 95% of the jobs in the next decade will be created by small businesses.
And that's where the SBDC comes in. [STAND UP] [TC:00:32:07] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING:IN 1985, MORE THAN 85 PERCENT OF ALL SMALL BUSINESSES WERE FAILING WITHIN THREE YEARS. THAT STAGGERING NUMBER MOTIVATED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO START LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS.)) [RUNS12]
[SOT]

[TC: 00:21:35] ((ELLEN D'ARDENNE/SMALL BUSINESS OWNER: THERE ARE BUSINESSES OUT THERE THAT HAVE NOT USED THAT, BUT THEY HAVE HAD A DIFFICULT TIME GETTING THERE.)) [RUNS08]))
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[***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
[LIVE=Jennifer /FULL MB SET]


According to the SBDC, 90 percent of entrepreneurs who go through their business start up program survive.
And 90 percent of those who don't go through the program, end up closing shop.
[DOUBLE BOXES=SHannon & Jennifer /MB SET;]


Shannon.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Ketih 2-Shot]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Stocks fell across the board as investors begin to prepare for an interest rate hike as soon as this spring. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/133.68/10501.57/y/47.92/1832.95;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 134 points.
NASDAQ fell 48.
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[VO]
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[King-Council]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC48:05]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Efforts to honor Dr. Martin Luther King stalled Monday when Roanoke City Council defeated a proposal to rename the north end of Elmwood Park.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But Joe Dashiell reports the issue may soon be at the forefront of the city council campaign.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A divided city council]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. E. M. Mitchell/Committee Co-Chair; :09]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :18]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((A divided city council defeated the Elmwood Park proposal... and left supporters of the plan promising to make it an issue in the May election.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We will make sure]

((REV. E. M. MITCHELL/KING COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR: WE WILL MAKE SURE THAT THIS COMMUNITY KNOWS WHO THEY ARE ON ELECTION DAY, AND THE POLLS WILL SHOW YOU THAT WE MEAN BUSINESS.))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=that we mean business.]


With three seats at stake and only one incumbent seeking re-election... council will welcome at least two new members. All eight council candidates say they support a King Memorial, though they differ on the details.
While the Elmwood Park proposal may not have been a perfect solution, Republicans Mark Hurley and Jack Parrott say they would have voted for the plan that council defeated.
Independents Don Hogan and Doug Trout would have voted no. They believe the north end of Elmwood Park was not the proper location for a memorial. Democrat Alfred Dowe says it was an unacceptable compromise because of the way the plan developed. And while Democrat Rupert Cutler says he appreciates the work of the committee, he believes there are other good options.
We were unable to reach Republican Steve Mabry for comment.
Among the alternatives that remain on the table include naming the Higher Education Center, the new stadium, or a new elementary school in honor of Dr. King.
Council incumbent, Nelson Harris voted against the Elmwood Park proposal, but says he remains hopeful that council can select an appropriate memorial BEFORE the new council members take their seats.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
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And coming up In sports, The Salem Avalanche prepares to defend its Carolina League championship the Express returns to the Roundhouse tomorrow night.
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[VO-NAT]


And Michael Jordan could return to the Washington Wizards lineup tonight in Denver.
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[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-106 1:42:14]
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The Salem Avalanche 2002 season begins April fifth. The roster for the defending Carolina League champions will not be complete until the end of March. But Steve Mason says, that didn't stop the Avs front office from holding media day at the Cornerstone Restaurant down town.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stan Macko/Avalanche General Manager; :18]
[SUPER=03-Salem/September 10, 2001; :35]
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[OUT Q=news 7 sports"]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-118 40:27]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


The Roanoke Express is closing in fast on making the playoffs, an accomplishment the franchise has achieved each year of its' existence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The team notched win 34 on the season against the always controversial John Brophy and his Wheeling Nailers Tuesday night. With only five games left in the regular season, a playoff mentality has already set in.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=everybody....]
[SUPER=01-Rod Taylor/Express Right Wing; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=philosophy you gotta have"]
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[ANCHOR=roy]
[GRAPHIC=express]

The Express is back in action tomorrow night at the Round House against the Cincinnati Cyclones.

[S-Hair]


[ANCHOR=roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-117]
[GRAPHIC=high school basketball]


After winning the state basketball championship, Cave Spring fans, coaches and players can now relax and let their hair down...
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[VO-NAT]

a phrase that took on new meaning for Knights senior guard Tom Hagan. Hagan and head coach Billy Hicks, in keeping with story of Sampson and Delilah,
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

made a pact that he would not cut his hair, for fear of losing his powers, until the Knights won the title.
Today, Hagan let go of some of some locks at the Country Hair Saloon.
Four year old Tyler Hampton is Hagan's biggest fan and grew his hair out like Tom's and also got his hair cut like his hero.
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[S-Jordan]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-120 (45:13)]
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Michael Jordan could return to the Washington Wizards lineup for tonight's game in Denver.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/File Tape; :]


Jordan took part in a full practice this morning as he continues to recover from surgery to his right knee that was performed back on February 27-th.
It's the second straight day Jordan has worked out with his teammates.
The Wizards are 4 and 8 since Jordan's surgery and are currently tied with Miami for ninth place in the Eastern Conference.
The top 8 teams make the playoffs.
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[S-WDBJ]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=FINAL FOUR]


Thursday night The Road to the Final Four resumes right here with doubleheader action from the Sweet 16.
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[go to pinnacle 6998] The games begin Thursday night with Duke and Indiana from the South region with coverage beginning at 7:30. The second game has Pittsburgh and Kent State - a team that has now won 20 straight contests.
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[go to pinnacle 6999] Friday night U-Conn carries the Big East banner against one of the remaining Cinderellas - Southern Illinois and former Hokie Rolan Roberts. And Friday night late - Maryland takes on Kentucky. All the action is right here on WDBJ-7. (----------------)