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Coming up on News 7-
A Proposed pipeline is making some people piping mad- they speak out against it- but others are happy. Find out why.

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A car stuck on the tracks in Shawsville- and a train slams into it.
And more people are sick.. Now this cruise ships's cruisin' in for a scrubdown.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Praise and uncertainty tonight over a pipeline slated to cross Southwest and Southside Virginia.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[Greenbrier]


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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says Dominion needs a 275 mile natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina. But where it will go and final approval have not been granted. At one point-- the route looked like it would cross through several small communities in northeastern Henry County. Those residents now appear to be out of the woods-- creating a whole new set of problems for someone else. [***NEWS 7 @ 11***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /Pulpit;]

Teresa Hamilton was at tonight's hearing and is here now with more on this new dilemma.
[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Pulpit]
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[***PIPELINE GRAPHIC***] Jean, news that the proposed pipeline would no longer cross through several communities in northeastern Henry County brought praise at tonight's public hearing before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-- but also brought concern from a new group of residents in Henry and Pittsylvania Counties.
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(( I HAVE NOT HAD THE FIRST LANDOWNER COME TO ME AND PIPELINE GOES THROUGH MY PROPERTY )) [RUNS05]
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Delegate Roscoe Reynolds wants nothing to do with the Greenbrier Pipeline project-- that would cross through seven Virginia counties on its way to North Carolina. Pastor Gary Robertson... who's church includes a day care center-- also opposes the project.
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((I JUST WANTED TO MAKE YOU GENTLEMEN AWARE OF THE CLOSE PROXIMITY OF THESE CHILDREN AND THIS GROUP OF PEOPLE TO THE PROPOSED LINE AND HOPE THAT YOU WOULD TAKE THAT INTO ANY CONSIDERATION IN ANY DECISIONS OR DELIBERATIONS YOU HAVE.)) [runs14]
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At one point-- the project was poised to cross through the communities of Sandy Level, Aiken Summit and Irisburg but Dominion is now looking at another path.. farther East. This route would take advantage of existing right of way-- established by AEP and Duke's proposed Patriot pipeline. In other words-- some families could find themselves with a powerline and pipeline on their property.
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((NANCY MAXEY: PEOPLE CAN TALK ABOUT SAFETY ALL THEY WANT TO BUT WHAT THEY'RE GETTING DOWN TO IS PROPERTY VALUE AND MINE IS BEING TOTALLY DESTROYED. )) [runs09]
[out q= totally destroyed.]))
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[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Pulpit]

The route favored by Dominion is also favored by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in its draft environmental impact study-- which will continue taking comments the document through December 16th.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /Pulpit;]

Jean, after that the commission will decide if Dominion will get final approval for its Greenbrier Pipeline project.



[Monty-Train]


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Scary moments for two people when their car got stuck on railroad crossing in Montgomery County tonight.
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A Norfolk Southern train hit the car in Shawsville... luckily the driver and passenger got out in time.
The vehicle got stuck on the Blankenship Road crossing near Shawsville Middle School.
Neighbors say it's a dangerous crossing and this isn't the first time a car's gotten lodged on the tracks.
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[DMV]


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The closing of a dozen Virginia DMV offices could become a FEDERAL issue.
Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says the federal Voting Rights Act requires officials to consult the Justice Department because Virginians can register to vote at D-M-V offices.
That didn't happen before the branches closed,
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but a spokesman says the Attorney General's office submitted a request last week for approval and expects it to be granted.
One Republican lawmaker says closing the offices interferes with the right to vote.
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Some lawmakers are pointing out that "ten of the twelve" D-M-V offices closed are in Republican House districts.
The governor's spokeswoman says politics was NOT a factor when determining which locations to close.
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[County-Supers]


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The Roanoke County Supervisors say they can handle the latest round of state budget cuts... but they're warning that more bad news may be difficult to fix.
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Today, the supervisors came up with more than 227- thousand dollars to maintain funding for libraries, the police department, and the county's constitutional officers.
But Governor Warner has promised another round of cuts in December, and county officials say they may not have the money to make up the difference then.
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((JOE "BUTCH" CHURCH: IF WE'VE GOT 200-SOME NOW, WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A MOVE HERE AND TRY TO HELP YOU OUT, BUT 200-SOME NEXT WEEK OR NEXT MONTH, YOU MAY NOT SEE THE SAME CLIMATE, NOT BECAUSE WE DON'T CARE, BUT BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO BE IN DIFFERENT SITUATIONS.))
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Also today, the Supervisors voted to lift mandatory water restrictions.
The level of the Spring Hollow Reservoir has risen almost 20 feet in the last three weeks. It's now at 76 percent of its capacity, higher than normal for this time of year.
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[Homeland-Security]


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It is the largest re-organization of the federal government in 50 years- It was sparked by last years terrorist attacks.
Tonight the Senate passed the Homeland Security Act- It'll soon go to the President for a signature.
Teri Okita explains what it's all about.
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((THE LAME-DUCK SESSION OF CONGRESS CAME TO LIFE TUESDAY NIGHT. The ayes are 90, the nays are 9. The bill is passed." AFTER FIVE MONTHS OF POLITICAL WRANGLING, THE SENATE FINALLY PASSED THE HOMELAND SECURITY BILL. BUT NOT BEFORE ENGAGING IN ONE-LAST CONTENTIOUS DEBATE. SEN. LARRY CRAIG/R-IDAHO: "The legislation we bring today is a significant and appropriate step forward." SEN. TOM DASCHLE/D-MAJORITY LEADER: "This bill still needs work. This department needs work." THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WILL COMBINE 170-THOUSAND FEDERAL WORKERS FROM 22 EXISTING AGENCIES, MAKING IT THE MOST SWEEPING REORGANIZATION OF GOVERNMENT IN MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY. ITS RESPONSIBILITIES WILL BE ENORMOUS -- FROM SECURING AIRPORTS AND STOPPING DRUG SMUGGLERS ... TO PATROLLING THE SHORES AND RESPONDING TO DISASTERS. SEN. CHRIS DODD/D-CONNECTICUT: "Once the house leadership got their hands on it, this bill grew by 450 pages." DEMOCRATS ACCUSED REPUBLICANS OF PILING-ON SPECIAL INTEREST PROVISIONS WHICH HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH PROTECTING AMERICANS. BUT THEY FAILED TO GET THE MEASURES REMOVED ... INCLUDING ONE THAT WILL SHIELD VACCINE MAKERS FROM LAWSUITS. THE HOMELAND SECURITY BILL NOW MOVES ON TO ONE OF ITS STRONGEST SUPPORTERS, PRESIDENT BUSH, WHO IS EXPECTED TO SIGN THE LEGISLATION INTO LAW. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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An 81 year old woman was driving the car that jumped a curb today and plowed into a group of school children.
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It happened in Memphis, Tennessee.
Nine students and a teacher's aide were hurt.
Two five-year olds are in critical condition.
Police say the woman was at the school to pick up her grandchild.
The children were outside waiting for their parents when the accident happened.
So far, no charges have been filed.
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[Morris]


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Danville's long-time police chief is ending a career marked by achievements and controversies.
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Neal Morris will retire on May 31st ... after more than 40 years with the Danville City Police.
During his tenure, the force grew by 40 officers and became state accredited.
It also weathered several controversies ... including a financial fraud involving Danville officers and questions about use of deadly force.
Morris toyed with retiring three years ago, but was persuaded to stay on by city leaders.
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[Musgrove-Funeral]


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A long-time volunteer fire fighter was honored in Bedford today.
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73-year-old Walter Musgrove died over the weekend of natural causes.
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He spent 42 of his years of his life as a volunteer at the Bedford Fire Department. Today firefighters saluted Musgrove, saying he was a natural leader who always wanted to help. His body was carried to a grave site by a 19-27 fire truck. The vehicle was restored some years ago and is only used for special occasions. Musgrove's family wanted it to be part of the procession.
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It could be worse than the Exxon Valdez disaster.
The latest on an oil tanker sinking off the coast of Spain when News 7 returns.
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Plus was Michael Jackson giving fans what they wanted... or endangering his child?
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, folks, Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office - as the Dazzle starts hot and fizzles tonight at home. The quarterfinals in girls regional high school basketball tipped off tonight across the region. Steve Mason checks in with Travis Watson and the UVa men's hoopsters, while WVU tries to figure out Tech offensive game plan. Tonight on the Big 7.))

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King of Pop Michael Jackson shocked dozens of fans in Germany today - when he dangled his infant son from a hotel window.
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The singer appeared briefly at a floor-length window of his hotel room -- carrying the baby whose face was covered with a white cloth.
Jackson - with an arm around the child's chest - held the baby over the window railing for a few moments and then went back inside.
The crowd cheered, but an American group against child abuse says it's not amused.
Jackson is in Berlin to pick up an award later this week.
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[Malvo-Court]


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They want to know what makes one of the sniper suspects "tick."
That's why lawyers for 17 year old John Lee Malvo want more time to prepare for trial.
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[SUPER=03-Fairfax]


Defense attorney Michael Arif (ah-REEF') asked the judge for a continuance of at least 60 days.
He wants the time to find a team of experts - including psychiatrists and DNA analysts -- who could offer some insights into Malvo.
But the prosecution strongly objected - saying it would be a financial hardship that the state doesn't need.
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[IN Q=The taxpayers shouldn't be...]

((ROBERT HORAN:" THE TAXPAYERS SHOULDN'T BE PAYING MONEY FOR EXPERTS UNTIL THE TIME COMES WHEN THOSE EXPERTS ARE NEEDED"... MICHAEL ARIF/DEFENSE: " DON'T START TELLING ME ABOUT MR. HORAN AND HIS BUDGET CONSCIOUSNESS. THAT'S NONSENSE. THAT'S ABSOLUTE NONSENSE. MR. HORAN SOUGHT THIS CASE OUT. I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS HIS SWAN SONG, I'M NOT CERTAIN WHAT IT IS, BUT HE WANTED THIS CASE. DON'T START CRYING ABOUT DOLLARS AND CENTS NOW. "))
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The judge denied the motion.
Malvo faces a capital murder charge for the shooting death of F-B-I analyst Linda Franklin.
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[Burrow]


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A Judge says he'll let the jury decide whether Richard Burrow intended to defraud the state in fund-raising for the D-Day Memorial.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]

Burrow goes on trial in three weeks facing four counts of fraud. He borrowed three and a half million dollars to make it look like the D-Day Foundation had the money to qualify for a matching grant from the state. Burrow's lawyer asked the court to throw out three of the charges. In a 12-page opinion entered today, Judge James Turk finds it "entirely possible" that Burrow "could have honestly believed that his actions were lawful... that he did not actually intend to conceal any material information from the Commonwealth." But the Judge concludes "the resolution of this factual question is the reason for a trial...."
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The judge also acknowledged a dispute over how much state officials knew about Foundation finances when they decided to help fund the Memorial. The judge said that's a question for the jury too.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It has taken almost a year to sort out the record and release a man alleged to have links to the terrorist group al-Fuqra.
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[SUPER=04-Surveillance Photo]


There's no question Bilal Adbullah Ben (Ben-yoo) Benu had bought some guns and ammo.
Surveillance cameras caught him scoping out weapons at an Appomattox gun shop.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]

Benu argued that an earlier misdemeanor drug conviction did not bar him from buying firearms. A federal judge in Lynchburg has dismissed the case without objection from the Government.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A T-V pitchman runs to the alter... and he wouldn't have it any other way.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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Plus now you can take your Hokie pride on the road... literally.
But the new Hokie Ford Expedition will cost you.
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[Tanker-Spill]


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Spanish officials say up to one million gallons of fuel has leaked into the Atlantic after a tanker sank- -
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[SUPER=04-Atlas News Tel 5 Exclusive;]


The situation could get worse-
The tanker carrying 20 million gallons of oil- split in two and sank.
If the storage compartments burst, the spill could become twice as big as the Exxon Valdez wreck.
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((IAN WHITE/TANK OWNERS POLLUTION FEDERATION; BIRDS OF COURSE ARE ALWAYS AT RISK FROM OIL SPILLS. THEIR FEATHERS GET COATED IN OIL. THEY CAN'T FEED. THEY CAN'T FLY.))
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The tanker Prestige is 26 years old.
Like many tankers it was built without the safety of a double hull to guard against leaks.
A law has been drawn up banning similar ships but it won't take effect for years.
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[SOT 1:18 evening news pkg]

((SIMON PEPPER/WORLD WILDLIFE FUND: IT'S AN UTTER DISGRACE ON THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY THAT A VESSEL AS UN-SEAWORTHY AS THIS WHICH HAS LITERALLY BROKEN APART WITHOUT HITTING ANYTHING SHOULD BE CARRYING DANGEROUS CARGO IN A SENSITIVE AREA.))
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The Prestige ran into trouble almost a week ago during a violent storm.
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[Cruise-Update]


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A Cruise ship is still afloat... the problem is, it's making people sick.
Now Holland America has cancelled the ship's next ten day Caribbean cruise- while the ship gets a big scrubdown.
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[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/November 11]


The contagious stomach virus has made hundreds of passengers sick-
The "Norwalk-Like" virus spreads through food and water as well as close contact with infected people or things they've handled.
People got sick on a cruise earlier this month- but the ship still sailed on its next voyage.
Now more passengers are sick- even though the Amsterdam was scrubbed with cholorine solution between trips.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the ten day scrubdown should do the trick.
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[Treadmill]


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When you mention marriage- some people run-
One man in South Korea ran too .. but he did it while saying his vows.
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[VO-NAT CBS 14:45:31 :25]
[SUPER=03-Seoul, South Korea;]


This is his lovely bride- all dressed up for her wedding vows- and a workout.
Her groom- Park Jino sells treadmills on a home shopping channel.
He wanted to tie the knot on the treadmill.
Jino has sold more than 120 million treadmills in six years.
The 35 year old insisted his bride and the wedding guests join him in the workout.
Suppliers donated 100 work-out machines free of charge for the wedding to thank Jino for selling so many treadmills.
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Dazzle highlights are on the way - plus regional action from girls tournaments tonight, and WVU's defensive coordinator offers some thoughts on the Tech "O". But first your Extra Point -
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[SUPER=04-MLB;:00]

And the next few months will produce some strange bed fellows as far as free agency is concerned. Ton Glavine who has spent his entire 16 year career with the Braves is being courted by the Red Sox. Glavine is a native of Massachusetts.
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The Roanoke Dazzle played its third straight home game last night as the team hosted the Asheville Altitude.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Altitude vs. Dazzle; :00]

This is the team's only Tuesday night home game this season - and that's a good thing. No one was in the house last night at the Roanoke Civic Center. Too bad - because the Dazzle is much improved and exciting to watch this season. Terrence Shannon misses the running hook shot, but Jamal Robinson flies in from the weak side and tips it home. Shannon would tighten up his Kareem Adbul Jabbar impersonation - and this time he makes good on the hook. The Dazzle blew up for 30 points in the first quarter. Watch Cory Alexander's 35 foot bounce pass to Robinson, who makes the catch and the two handed jam in traffic. Alexander again - this time he waits on the trailer - and flips it to Mikki (MIKEY) Moore for the flying slam, and the Dazzle is rolling. Alexander this time takes it himself and three pointer from the right side is good. Cory had 18 points and 5 assists.
[SUPER=33-Asheville/81/Roanoke/68;]

But Asheville came to play. Ryan Carroll with the dish to Larry Abney. He hits the reverse and Asheville gets the win 81-to-68.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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The Dazzle is not home again until Saturday night - November 30th.

[S-Bassett]


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Girls' high school regional basketball action opened last night at various high school sites across the area. One of the Region Four venues was Magna Vista high school -
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co./Marion vs. Bassett; :00]

as the Hurricanes of Marion made the long trek to Henry County to battle the Bassett Bengals. And the 23-and-2 Bengals would play aggressively from the start as they scrap inside for the putback. But Marion didn't make the trip to Henry County for nothing. Shelly Stemp hits long two pointer from deep in the left wing area to keep the Canes close. Dana Frazier would then make more noise for Marion as she finishes off a furious fast break and the Marion is raising Cane in Ridgeway.
[SUPER=33-Marion/49/Bassett/61;]

But Bassett's ace - Shirley McCall will work the baseline to ensure the win as Bassett advances with the 61 to 49 win over Marion.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=REGION FOUR]

The Region four tournament shifts to Virginia High in Bristol on Thursday night.
[GRAPHIC=REGION THREE.]

The Region Three event will hold its semi-finals on Thursday night, as well, in Appomattox.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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In Region C girls action last night - the Auburn Eagles who lost just once during the regular season had all they could handle last night at home against Galax.
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[SUPER=03-Riner/Galax vs. Auburn; :00]

The Eagles came into the Regional opener with 23 wins. Auburn right off the bat with nice ball movement and the entry pass to Whitney Hawkins drops in as the Eagles take an early lead on the Maroon Tide. Auburn then slapped on the press and the Britney Kirtner picks off the cross court pass. Her first shot is blocked, but she stays with it and score for the charged up fans in Riner.
[super=33-Galax/42/Auburn/49;]

Lindsey Nelson goes backdoor and get an easy deuce for Galax, but Auburn hangs on to win it 49-to-42. The Semi-finals are Thursday in Marion.
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[S-Cavs]


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The Virginia men's basketball team opens the season this Friday night. Steve Mason tells us that unlike last year - this season's team members actually like each other.
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((Four starters are gone and, hopefully, the bad chemistry and dissension within the team left with them. ((:)) Travis Watson is the only returning starter. UVa is pushing him as an All-American Candidate. The second team All ACC selection led the conference in rebounding last season and averaged 14.1 points a game. The senior can now look to some tough help from transfer Nick Vander Laan and a stronger Elton Brown. ((:)) ((:))
Gillen has been blunt about players that need to step up their offensive game. And he seems to have started with point guard Keith Jennifer who averaged 4 points a game last season. ((:))
The Cavaliers feel the scoring will come, thanks to the team chemistry they established I the off season. ((:))
Friday night's game against Long Island tips off at 7:30, Steve Mason news 7 sports.))
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Also, Watson tonight was named won of 36 finalists for the annual CLASS award. CLASS stands for "Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School." Watson is a senior from Brookneal.

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More than 65 thousand and national TV audience will be checking out tonight's Tech - West Virginia game. The Hokies became Air-Beamer in the Syracuse setback, but WVU isn't looking for an air show tonight.
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[OUT Q=...and stop the run."]
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Just when you thought Hokie-pride couldn't get any bigger.
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[NAT SOUND OF HOKIE HORN] ((NAT SOUND OF HORN))
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A turkey-gobblin' horn is one of the features included in the 2003 Hokie Ford Expedition-- unveiled this afternoon at Virginia Tech.
Inspired by Ford's Eddie Bauer series, it's equipped with 12-V-T logos, maroon-trimmed leather seats, and a tailgating table that fits in the back.
The car was designed by Sheehy (Shee-hee) Ford of Richmond and appears to be the first of its kind.
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((LOCKE WHITE/VT DIR. OF LICENSING:WE WANTED SOMETHING THAT WOULD REPRESENT THE UNIVERSITY WELL AND WOULD BE IN GOOD TASTE AND REALLY CLASSY LOOKING CAR AND THAT'S WHAT THEY DELIVERED TO US.))
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The Hokie Expedition is priced at about 39-thousand dollars and comes in any color.
But, Hokie fans will have to go all the way to Richmond to buy it.
The company also plans to release a Hokie Explorer within the next few weeks. (------------)