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Coming up-
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A Congressman is convicted of taking bribes- and could face 63 years in prison.
A moment of silence tonight at the Salem Avalanche in memory of News 7's Roy Stanley.
And a twister caught on tape in Kansas.
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Plus the original Dracula manuscript is going up for sale.
News 7 is next.

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((I WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO MY CONSTITUENTS WAS I DON'T BELIEVE I WAS TRIED BY A JURY OF MY PEERS))
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It was that jury that convicted Congressman James Traficant today on taking bribes from businesses.
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[Traficant]


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Jurors Congressman James Traficant on all charges in a ten count indictment- that included bribery and racketeering.
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Traficant could get up to 63 years in prison- and face a 250 thousand dollar fine.
But Traficant says he was not tried by a jury of his peers.
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[SOT19:49:35]
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((REP. JIM TRAFICANT: I THINK THERE WERE VERY FEW PEOPLE ON THE JURY WHO KNEW JIM TRAFICANT AND HAD AN UNDERSTANDING OF JIM TRAFICANT. I THINK THAT THEY WOULD HAVE MADE BIG DIFFERENCE.))
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[Vo-nat 09]
One juror today said Traficant thought he was above the law.
Traficant was barraged by reporters as he left the Cleveland courthouse.
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((REPORTER: WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO UNTIL SENTENCING ARE YOU GOING TO RESIGN? TRAFICANT: I DON'T THINK SO. I'M NOT A QUITTER. REPORTER: THAT'S WHAT GEPHARDT SAYS. TRAFICANT: GEPHARDT HAS NO BALLS.))
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[vo-nat 10.5]
Prosecutors said this case was not about parties or votes.. it was about doing a job and showing that no one is above the law.
Traficant also faces charges of tax evasion.
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[Middle-East]


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Secretary of State Colin Powell is just hours away from a meeting with Israeli leader Ariel Sharon.
The topic: peace in the troubled Middle East.
Jennifer Jones has the latest on the crisis.
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((SECRETARY OF STATE, COLIN POWELL, ARRIVED IN TEL AVIV ... TO BEGIN A NEW ROUND OF HIGH-STAKES, HIGH-PROFILE TALKS WITH TWO BITTER RIVALS ... ENTRENCHED IN THE BLOODIEST OF CONFLICTS. DURING EARLIER STOPS IN JORDAN AND SPAIN ... POWELL REMAINED OPTIMISTIC ABOUT GETTING PRIME MINISTER, ARIEL SHARON ... AND PALESTINIAN LEADER, YASSER ARAFAT, TO AGREE ON A CEASE-FIRE. COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE: "I don't like wallowing with pessimists. I'm going here because it's necessary for me to go" ISRAELI TROOPS BEGAN PULLING OUT OF ABOUT TWO DOZEN VILLAGES IN THE WEST BANK. BUT ISRAEL'S HEAVY MILITARY PRESENCE COULD STILL BE FELT IN BETHLEHEM ... IN RAMALLAH ... IN NABLUS ... AND IN JENIN -- WHERE AN UNTOLD NUMBER OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED. FATIYEH ASFOOR/JENIN RESIDENT already supered "A massacre, a massacre is there, carried out in the camp. The dead bodies are thrown in the street." WHILE NOT LETTING UP ON DEMANDS FOR A COMPLETE WITHDRAWAL, WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS SAY THEY DO RECOGNIZE ISRAEL'S RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF. THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS NOW COUNTING ON POWELL'S EFFORTS ... TO BRING AN END TO THE FIGHTING ... AND TO BRING HOPE TO THE ISRAELIS -- AND THE PALESTINIANS. POWELL: "There is hope out there. Hope for them to have their own state, living side by side in peace with Israel." SECRETARY POWELL SAYS THE PACE OF THE ISRAELI WITHDRAWAL WILL BE PART OF HIS QUOTE "VERY LONG CONVERSATION" WITH PRIME MINISTER SHARON ON FRIDAY. POWELL THEN MEETS WITH CHAIRMAN ARAFAT ON SATURDAY. JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[RMWC]


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Lynchburg health officials are trying to find out what's causing dozens of students to get sick.
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Nearly 80 students and faculty members at Randolph-Macon Woman's College have shown symptoms of a flu-like illness.
So far, there is no evidence of what's causing the sickness, although the school is working closely with health officials.
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((MICHAEL KISER/RMWC DIRECTOR OF MEDIA RELATIONS; SO FAR, WE HAVE FOLLOWED EVERY ONE OF THEIR GUIDELINES CLOSELY, WE'RE WORKING VERY WELL WITH THEM, AND I THINK ALL OF US ARE ENCOURAGED TO SEE THAT IT DOES APPEAR THAT THE WORST OF THIS IS BEHIND US.)) ((JOANNA HARRIS/LYNCHBURG HEALTH DEPARTMENT; IT CAN BE SPREAD THROUGH FOOD, THROUGH CONTAMINATED FOOD ITSELF, OR BY A FOOD HANDLER WHICH IS INFECTED, RARELY IT'S SPREAD THROUGH WATER, AND IT CAN BE SPREAD PERSON-TO-PERSON.))
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No new cases of the sickness have been reported to the school since yesterday. Health officials hope the latest round of tests will point to a cause.
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[Carilion]


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Carilion Health System says it will choose three or four insurance partners within the next month.
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The self-imposed deadline was April first... but Carilion says the companies need to meet some criteria to be considered.
One of those criteria... being fair compensation for Carilion's services.
At least one major policy writer for Trigon says the two companies can't come to an agreement over what that fair compensation is.
If they can't agree, Burman Clark says that could have a major impact on consumers.
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((BURMAN CLARK: POTENTIALLY WHAT IT COULD MEAN IS THAT AN AREA PHYSICIAN COULD BE OUT OF NETWORK, YOU DOCTOR, NO LONGER WOULD BE IN NETWORK, WHICH ULTIMATELY MEANS CONSUMERS ARE GOING TO PAY A LOT MORE OUT OF THEIR POCKETS.))
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Carilion says its likely Trigon will remain a partner and even if they don't, Carilion will not turn Trigon patients away.
The Health Care Provider says the idea behind the partnerships is to save money.
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((BURMAN CLARK: IT'S A WAY TO PERHAPS MANAGE COSTS A LITTLE BETTER, IT'S A WAY TO MAKE SURE FAIR AND ADEQUATE REIMBURSEMENTS FOR OR SERVICES, AND AGAIN, PROTECT THE HEALTHCARE DOLLARS THE COMMUNITY SPENDS WITH US.))
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Carilion expects to chose its partners within the next month.

[Wilson-School]


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36 schools in Virginia including one in southside are failing to make the grade.
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Woodrow Wilson Magnet school in Danville is one school that could be forced to let its students transfer to better schools next year.
The school received an "accredited with warning" rating from the state Department of Education because of low test scores.
Under the new federal "No Child Left Behind" act, parents can send their children to higher rated schools if the numbers don't improve this spring.
Woodrow Wilson is also in danger of losing state funding.
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[Danville-School]


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The Danville school system is also looking for a new school superintendent.
Andy Overstreet announced today he is stepping down as superintendent effective June 30th.
He plans to take a position at North Carolina State University in Raleigh where he'll help establish the new Center For Educational Innovation.
Overstreet has been with the Danville school system for eight years.
The school board will begin the process immediately of hiring a new superintendent.

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It's created controversy in Henry County for months.
Today, the school board finally adopted a budget for next year.
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The school system had to make several cuts to deal with more than a million dollar budget shortfall for next year.


The budget calls for a reduction in staff by more than three percent.
Teachers will get a nearly three percent raise next year but they will also have to pay more in health insurance.
The cuts come less than a month after the school board voted to scrap a plan that would have consolidated and closed several schools to make up for the budget shortfall.
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[VEA]


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13 thousand teachers came to Roanoke today.
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They're gathering for the Virginia Education Association's annual convention.
During the three day event, educators will be briefed on new government guidelines and programs.
Delegates are also addressing their biggest concern... the lack of state funding on education.
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((JEAN BANKOS/VEA PRESIDENT: AN IMPORTANT STATISTIC IS WE'RE THE 14TH WEALTHIEST STATE PER CAPITA BUT 45TH COMPARATIVELY IN STATE SPENDING ON PUBLIC EDUCATION. THAT'S A KEY FACTOR. WE NEED TO BALANCE THAT.))
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The VEA represents 56-thousand teachers across the state.
Governor Warner is scheduled to address the group on Friday.
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[Washington-Park]


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Friends of Washington Park have been working to bring improvements to the green space in northwest Roanoke.
And they're hoping to convince city council that the park should be a higher priority.
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The last few years have brought improvements to Washington Park... new playground equipment, and resurfaced courts, for example.
Members of the Booker T. Washington Park Improvement and Monument Committee say they welcome those changes, but believe more work is badly needed.
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((FREDDIE MONK: WE WERE PROMISED THAT THE SHELTER DOWN HERE ON THE LOWER LEVEL WOULD BE BUILT LAST YEAR, AND THEY SAID IT WOULD BE THIS YEAR. HERE IT IS SPRINGTIME, SUMMER TIME IS COMING, STILL HAVEN'T GOTTEN IT. SO THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF PROMISES.))
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City Manager Darlene Burcham was out of the area and unavailable for comment.
But members of the volunteer committee will take their plans to city council next week.
They're hoping that others who share their concern for Washington Park will join them at the meeting Monday night.
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He was going to blow the whistle on Enron... now he's dead.
Was it suicide or murder? We'll get to the bottom of it next on News 7.
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Plus it's not Elton John's usual audience.
Find out why the superstar's lecturing Congress when we return.
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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 Avs honor Roy Stanley with a moment of pregame silence and then go out an silence Wilmington. The Wood Brothers were in Roanoke tonight - and they too pay their respects to Roy. Plus, Tech-UVa tennis results, a pro possibility for RU's Andy Savetchenko, and a springtime profile of Uva's Alvin Pe

arman. Tonight on the Big 7.))[Enron]


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Part of the suicide note of a former Enron Executive was released today- an orders of the Texas attorney general.


As Sheryl Atkisson reports- Cliff Baxter's death is still a mystery- and some wonder whether it really was a suicide.
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((Ever since former Enron executive Cliff Baxter was found shot dead in his car last January--an apparent suicide--police have withheld almost every shred of information in the case. Today, the Texas Attorney General's office ordered some of it released... ...including this five sentence note left in the car of Baxter's wife Carol. In block print, it says "I am so sorry for this." And in a possible reference to Enron, "I have always tried to do the right thing but where there was once great pride now it's gone." There's no hint at what Baxter would have told investigators in the Enron probe...he'd just agreed to testify to Congress behind-closed-doors. Sources say he wasn't a target, but was to give evidence against OTHERS. Even though records in Baxter's death have been tightly held, CBS News obtained some of them and asked investigative specialist William Wagner to review them. He says crucial evidence may have been lost...because police assumed from the start it was suicide. WILLIAM WAGNER, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SPECIALIST: THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A ROUTINE DEATH INVESTIGATION ESPICIALLY A SUICIDE INVESTIGATION BECAUSE OF THE POTENTIAL THAT IT VERY WELL COULD BE A MURDER DRESSED UP TO LOOK LIKE A SUICIDE. IT DOESN'T APPEAR UM THAT NORMAL THINGS THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE WERE DONE IN THE PROPER SEQUENCE. Among the missteps...Baxter's body was sent to this funeral home instead of the coroner's office, although an autopsy is required by law. Later that mistake was reversed, but the coroner says police STILL won't say who saw or handled the body in the hours before it reached her office. ATTKISSON: WHILE SOME EVIDENCE MAY BE PERMANENTLY LOST...ANSWERS ABOUT HOW POLICE HANDLED THE CASE COULD LIE IN POLICE REPORTS THE TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL ALSO ORDERED RELEASED TODAY. HOWEVER, BAXTER'S FAMILY QUICKLY WON A COURT INJUNCTION KEEPING THEM UNDER WRAPS, AT LEAST FOR THE MOMENT. SHARYL ATTKISSON CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))


[Elton-AIDS]


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Singer Elton John took his voice to Capitol Hill today- but he wasn't singing.
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John was pleading with U-S lawmakers to use the nations wealth to do more to stop the spread of AIDS.
John told the lawmakers to please end the epidemic.
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((ELTON JOHN: THIS IS THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RICHEST NATION IN THE WORLD AND I'M HERE ASKING FOR THE MONEY TO STOP THE WORST EPIDEMIC IN HISTORY.))
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The entertainer says the U-S has a moral obligation to do more in the fight- and other nations will follow.
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((I'M NO STUDENT OF GOVERNMENT BUT I UNDERSTAND PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE HAS TWO ENDS ANT THIS END CONTROLS THE MONEY. LAUGHTER))
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Congress is considering a proposal to pledge 500 million dollars to fight AIDS overseas.


[Academy-Music]


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The director of Lynchburg's Academy of Music Theatre is stepping down.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/October;]

Arnold Breman has served as the executive and artistic director for the Academy of Music for the past year and a half.
The President of the Board of Trustees of the Academy credits Breman's expertise, leadership, and experience for making the Academy's grand preview season a success, and doing in 18 months what the board of directors had hoped to get done in 5 years.. The is no word on what prompted the change.
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It's scared generations of readers.
Now the original Dracula manusript is going up for sale.
Find out how it could be yours a little later in the newscast.
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Plus it's a 27-thousand pound job in the weightlessness of space.
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[Commercial]

[Solar-Car]


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Students at Central Virginia's Governor's School got a taste of being a teacher today.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]

This morning, they worked with more than 1-hundred eighth graders from thirteen area middle schools. The day's theme was "Living in the World of Technology". Activities included an internet scavenger hunt, mapping with global positioning systems, robotics and crime scene investigation. The University of Virginia's Solar Car Team even made a special appearance. This is the thirteenth year the Governor's School has held the event.
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[Spacewalk]


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Astronauts from the space shuttle Atlantis enjoyed success today.
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((OKAY, YOU'RE GONNA NEED ANOTHER COUPLE FEET...ABOUT ANOTHER FIVE FEET...IN MOTION...DON'T THINK YOU NEED TO COME FORWARD ANYMORE.))
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Astronauts used the robot arm of the International Space Station to grab a huge girder and clamp it onto the space outpost. It took nearly four hours to lift the 27-thousand-pound structure toward the station...But the connection is temporary. Astronauts will make the permanent attachment during a spacewalk. The girder that was moved today is packed with plumbing and cables and considered the second-most-complicated part of the space station. The first is the laboratory.
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The Wood Brothers drop in on the Star City to meet their fans an offer a few thoughts on Roy Stanley. JJ hoops it up in the Capital Classic tonight. While Tech beats UVa in tennis and Alvin Pearman hopes to make his mark in the fall.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./1997; :00]

Former Radford University star Andrey Savetchenko, who is shown here when he first arrived in Virginia was selected in the third round of the United States Basketball League's 17th annual draft. Andrey is the all-time leading rebounder in RU hoop history. He also is a two time all-first team Big South selection. Andrey was the 26th overall pick in the draft by the Florida Sea dragons.
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[S-Avs]


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The Salem Avalanche closed out a season opening six game home stand with a win last night beating Wilmington 5-to-3.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Blue Rocks vs. Avalanche; :00]

The night began with a moment of silence at the park for our own Roy Stanley - one of the regulars at Salem Memorial.

The Blue Rocks Scott Walter would open the night with a shot to third base. Wilmington scores on the fielder's choice and it's one to nothing in favor of the visitors. The Avs would tie the game in the first and then come alive in the second inning as not one, but two runs were walked in courtesy of the Blue Rocks. Salem would get the eventual game winning run in the same second inning as Kevin Sullivan drives in
[SUPER=37-Wilmington/3/Salem/5;]

Melvin Rosario with the bases loaded fielder's choice. Salem wins tonight 5-to-3 and now hits the road until April 19th.
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[S-Brothers]


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This morning the Winston Cup and Craftsman Truck series teams have their minds on the Martinsville Speedway. Last night the Wood Brothers racing team, who has been in operation for 52 years dropped by Grand Piano at Valley View mall.
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Team owners Eddie and Len Wood, who once helped Roy Stanley with a pinewood derby car took a few moments to offer their thoughts on Roy's passing earlier this week.
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Drivers Elliott Sadler and Jon Wood also were on hand last night along with hundreds of fans who stood in line way before the two hour event started just to get a few autographs.
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[S-JJ]


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For the second straight Thursday night, JJ Redick was in the national spotlight. Last week he won MVP honors at the McDonald's all-american game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Jordan Capital Classic; :00]

Tonight JJ was in Washington, DC for the Michael Jordan Capital Classic. JJ, wearing number 2 tonight, would light up the scoreboard once again. First he'll hit the jumper from the right wing for the "Red" stars. Then on the defensive end, JJ will grab the rebound, head up court and hit the pull up jumper.
[super=33-White/167/Red/121;]

But his efforts were not enough as the Red team is outgunned by the white tonight 167-to-121.
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[S-Tech]


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In collegiate tennis action yesterday afternoon, the Virginia Tech Hokies defeated the Virginia Cavaliers 5-to-2 in Blacksburg.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The Hokies came into the match having won 9 out of their last ten matches. This was Tech's final home match of the year. The 30th ranked Hokies won four singles matches and two doubles events. Tech is now 15-and-5 on the season. The has one regular season match left before the Big East Championships next weekend in Florida.
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[S-Alvin]


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Alvin Pearman is carrying much of the load in the UVa backfield this spring, and despite his lack of size - much will also be expected of him in the fall.
Steve Mason has more on young man following in the footsteps of Tiki, Thomas and Antwoine.
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((He's like the little engine that could. Alvin Pearman came out of no where to become UVa's primary running back after first team all ACC selection Antwoine Womack went down with injury in the opening game of the season. He ended the season with 371 yards rushing and became the first true freshman to lead the wahoos in rushing since 1986. But he took a beating along the way. ((:)) ((:))
What a difference an off season makes. Pearman found the answers to his durability questions in the weight room. ((:)) ((:))
While he is bigger, the most attractive thing about him is his versatility, something that will be utilized this season. ((:))
Pearman is quite aware that there was another UVa back in the mid 90's his exact size who is now one of the NFL's best backs. Tiki Barber isn't the only pro Pearman has been linked to. ((:))
Sophomore Marquis Weeks is the only other tailback on the roster who lettered last season. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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Ever since our friend Roy Stanley passed away early Tuesday, folks throughout southwest and central Virginia have been looking for ways to express themselves. Now you can do just that on a memorial page located on our web site.
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[GO TO WEBSITE PINNACLE] Just head to WDBJ-7 dot com and in the top left hand corner of the screen you will see a remembering Roy Stanley icon.
You can share your thoughts and memories with others concerning the dean of sportscasters in the Commonwealth.
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[Dracula]


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It's a classic horror story- and now it can be yours.
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The original typed manuscript of Bram Stoker's Dracula is coming up for sale at Christie's auction house in New York April 17th.
The manuscript contains autograph additions, corrections and deletions in ink by the author
It tells the story of Count Dracula- the most widely known vampire figure.
You need some cash if you want it though- the manuscript will be offered with a presale estimate of 1-million dollars to one and half million dollars. (------------)