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Coming up on News 7-
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Allegations of police brutality bring members of the civil rights community together in Danville. Violence forces the Miss World pageant out of Nigeria. And U-V-A races past the Maryland Terrapins.
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Plus, Brent says a much warmer day is in store. News 7 is next.



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Months of hard work pay off for residents of a Pittsylvania County community.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.



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It's been nearly a year since fire destroyed a Pittsylvania County Volunteer Fire Department. Today, the community gathered to dedicate a new fire house in Ringgold. Justin McLeod has more on the fire, the recovery, and how a lot of good came out of something so bad.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Neal/Fire Chief; :12]
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((((NAT SOUND OF TRUCK DRIVING INTO GARAGE AT 19:34:35))
The Ringgold Fire Department is riding high once again.
Members finally have a place to call home.
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((MIKE NEAL/FIRE CHIEF: IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING AND IN REALITY IT HASN'T BEEN, NINE MONTHS GETTING HERE AND TODAY ELEVEN MONTHS SO WE'RE TICKLED TO BE HERE.))
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Getting here took months of hard work and hardship.
Last December, fire destroyed their old facility on Route 58.
The department lost all of its equipment and three fire trucks.
Firefighters kept working but had to do so out of three different places.
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[IN Q=You just didnt have]

((BARRY NEAL/FIREFIGHTER: YOU JUST DIDN'T HAVE THE CONTINUITY THAT YOU NEEDED ALL THE GUYS IN ONE PLACE. AND THIS IS MUCH BETTER, WE'RE ALL HERE NOW, IT'S A BIG FAMILY BACK IN ONE HOUSE.))
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That house is located a quarter mile away from the old facility.
It's four times bigger and includes a full kitchen, offices, and soon a training room.
Total Price Tag?
Nearly four hundred thousand dollars.
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[IN Q=Community support]

((JUSTIN McLeod/REPORTING: COMMUNITY SUPPORT MADE A LOT OF WHAT YOU SEE HERE POSSIBLE. THE DEPARTMENT TOOK IN MORE THAN A 130-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DONATIONS. PART OF WHICH PAID FOR A NEW AND USED AMBULANCE. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY, THE DEPARTMENT WILL NOW BE ABLE TO OFFER TRANSPORT SERVICE.))
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((NAT SOUND OF OPEN HOUSE))
The department thanked the community for its support by holding an Open House Saturday afternoon.
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[IN Q=To be here where]

((DALE STONE/FIREFIGHTER: TO BE HERE WHERE WE ARE TODAY AND THE SITUATION WE ARE, THE ONLY RELIABLE ANSWER IS GOD AND THE COMMUNITY. THEY WORKED MIRACLES FOR US.))
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That miracle is documented on the walls of the new firehouse.
It shows its difficult past and what looks to be a bright future.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Pittsylvania County.))



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Concerned citizens met today to discuss allegations of police brutality in the city of Danville.
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The Southern Christian Leadership Conference held a forum this afternoon at the Bennett Memorial Baptist Church.
They discussed the recent incident where an off duty policeman shot 25 year old Charles Lynch at the intersection of Piedmont Drive and Mount Cross Road.
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The officer alleges Lynch attempted to run him over and that's when shots were fired.
The S-C-L-C held this community meeting to get the victim's side of the story.
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[IN Q=What we're concerned about]

((REV. WILLIAM AVON KEEN/SCLC PRESIDENT: WHAT WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT IS THE SPREADING OF THE SHOOTINGS. THE LAST MEETING WE HAD WE WERE CONCERNED WHO WOULD BE NEXT AND AS WE SEE NOW THE SHOOTINGS IN THE PAST HAVE BEEN IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY BUT NOW THE SHOOTINGS ARE SPILLING OVER EVEN TO THE WHITE COMMUNITY OF OUR CITY.))
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Keen says they'll soon decide whether to formally protest this latest shooting involving the Danville Police.
The incident is also being investigated by the Virginia State Police.
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[Red-Ribbon]


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Some local organizations worked to raise awareness and funds for the prevention of AIDS tonight.
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More than a hundred people gathered at the Red Ribbon Affair in Roanoke. The black tie event featured speakers and a silent auction. All proceeds from tonight's event will benefit the H-I-V and S-T-D Resources Program, the Roanoke Valley World AIDS Day Committee, and Blue Ridge AIDS Support Services. The gala was only one of several local fundraisers to commemorate World AIDS day, including a charity bowling tournament and a candlelight remembrance.
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[Miss-World]


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Miss World contestants left Nigeria under heavy guard today to fly to London.
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Pageant organizers decided to move the contest after more than 100 people were killed in Nigeria following a newspaper article involving the pageant. The article suggested the Prophet Mohammed would probably marry one of the pageant contestants if he were alive today.
The Nigerian newspaper apologized for running the article but one of its editors was arrested by secret police on Friday.
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[Saudi-Money]


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The president is embracing Romania and six- other former Communist countries invited to join NATO. Today-- thousands gathered in Bucharest as the president praised their courage and passion for freedom. But as John Roberts reports-- the president's celebration was overshadowed by events here at home.
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(( It was meant to be a victory lap for President Bush - to welcome two new members he pushed hard for into the NATO alliance. But overhanging his visit to Romania - White House disclosure today that the FBI is investigating the possibility that Saudi money was funneled to two of the 9-11 hijackers.
(GFX) The FBI is looking into two Saudi students - Omar al-Bayoumi and Osama Basnan - who investigators say met with 9-

11 hijackers Khalid Almidhar and Nawaf Alhazmi in California a year before the attacks. (End GFX)
According to Newsweek magazine - the FBI uncovered documents showing Al-Bayoumi received a stipend of about $3500 a month in early 2000 - paid from a bank account held by Princess Haifa - the wife of Prince Bandar Bin Sultan - the Saudi ambassador to the United States. A spokesman for the Saudi embassy told CBS News today the allegation is "absolutely not true" - that the students received NO money from Princess Haifa's account - and that the Princess is prepared to co-operate fully with the investigation
NARR: If the hijackers DID receive Saudi money - it could be extremely embarrassing to the administration - which has worked hard to forge closer ties to Saudi Arabia - and is hoping to use Saudi bases to support any possible war with Iraq. NARR: Just yesterday - meeting with President Bush - Russian President Vladimir Putin questioned Saudi Arabia's commitment to crack down on terrorists and the money that funds them - reminding President Bush that 15 of the 19 9-11 hijackers came from Saudi Arabia.
Stand Up: White House officials refused to comment on the investigation today - and what it might mean for future US-Saudi relations. They also strongly disagreed with a preliminary report from the Senate intelligence committee that criticized the FBI for not aggressively pursuing the matter. JR CBS News - Bucharest.))

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Make those New Year's Eve plans now, because the ball is NOT dropping on Roanoke's annual party.
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and speaking of the holidays... jingle bells were ringing in the Roanoke Valley today. Stay with us, there's much more to come on News 7 at 11.
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((Hey, folks, Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Wahoos close out the home schedule with a bang, by whipping the Terps. Ohio State is ready for the chips and salsa. And this Cardinal is on the shelf with a bad wing. Blacksburg rules Region Three hoops, and we're jammin' with VMI and Jason Conley in just a few.))

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It's beginning to look and sound a lot like Christmas.
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The Greater Raleigh Court Civic League held its annual Children's holiday parade this morning in Roanoke.
Last weekend's rain forced organizers to hold the event a week later than normal.
This year's parade attracted nearly a thousand people and included a food drive for the homeless.
The Grande finale was an appearance by Santa Claus who rode on the back of a fire truck.
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[First-Night]


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A popular New Year's Eve celebration is taking another year off.
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Sponsors of First Night Roanoke have decided to cancel the event for the second straight year.
Festival in the Park cites several reasons for the decision including dwindling attendance as well as a lack of volunteers and money.
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((STU ISRAEL/FESTIVAL IN THE PARK: WE NEED TO FOCUS ON FESTIVAL IN THE PARK WHICH IS OUR ANCHOR EVENT. FIRST NIGHT WAS ABOUT A 30-THOUSAND DOLLAR A YEAR PROJECT AND IT WOULD BE HARD FOR US TO JUSTIFY THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR A ONE NIGHT EVENT WHEN WE REALLY NEED IT FOR OUR TEN DAY FESTIVAL IN MAY.))
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Israel says there is a chance First Night could return to Roanoke in the future.
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In the meantime, Blacksburg plans to holds its third annual First Night celebration on New Year's Eve.
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A business in Salem feels the effects of D-M-V closings, and an upscale shopping center gets the green light from the city of Roanoke.
Business reporter Rachel Cannon has those stories and more.
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(([MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] This week in Review...
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One businessman is driving home the point that DMV closings are affecting Virginians. Dennis Montgomery takes care of the car fleet at Salem Tools. Last week he tried to register two new vehicles but long lines prevented it. He says hell have to delegate vehicle responsibility to someone that has more time to spend in line.
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((DENNIS MONTGOMERY/SALEM TOOLS CFO; AS A BUSINESS PERSON I DON'T HAVE THE LUXURY OF TIME SPENDING 3 OR 4 HOURS TO REGISTER A VEHICLE AND I WOULD SUGGEST THAT EVEN INDIVIDUALS ARE NOT GOING TO SPEND THAT KINDS OF TIME IF THEY DON'T HAVE TOO.))
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A hands-on education in business and industry is now available at Virginia Western's Corporate Center. A ribbon cutting celebrated the downtown facility located in the Roanoke Higher Education Center. The Corporate Center's goal is to provide continuing education and training directed towards business and industry. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
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This rundown piece of land on the corner of Franklin and Wonju may be the future home to Wild Oats, a national natural food store chain. Roanoke's planning commission approved re-zoning, allowing developers to continue plans on Ivy Market, an upscale shopping center in which Oats is a prospective tenant. Many local residents want the project.
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((BRIAN WISHNEFF/PROJECT CONSULTANT; IT'S KINDA THE OPPOSITE OF MOST REZONINGS PEOPLE COME OUT TO OPPOSE IT YOU KNOW THIS, I CAN'T REMEMBER ANYONE IN ROANOKE WHERE PEOPLE CAME OUT TO SUPPORT IT SO ITS BEEN VERY UNUSUAL, BUT EXCITING.))
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City Council must now approve the rezoning. They meet on December 16th. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
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Advance Autos is enjoying a good third quarter.
The Roanoke based car parts retailer saw its quarterly profit rise 45-percent to 77-cents a share.
The company's sales also grew nearly 32 percent.
Looking to the fourth quarter - - Advance expects more good earnings of 38 to 42-cents per share. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
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Finally, some housing figures in the Roanoke Valley for October. 476 contracts closed. The average price of a home was almost 158-thousand dollars and he number or listings is 2050. For News 7, I'm Rachel Cannon and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))

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Still ahead on the newscast, U-V-A is hoping to enhance its standing in the bowl picture. We'll have highlights of a big win over Maryland coming up.
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plus, history comes naturally to one attraction in Martinsville. We'll have that story next.
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[Natural-History]


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If you think you have to drive to Richmond to visit one of the many state museums, think again. The Virginia Museum of Natural History is based in Martinsville. As Shannon Young shows us in this week's Time Off, the museum is a portal to the entire world.
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((Meet Seymour D. Earth. Seymour's the creation of the Smithsonian Institute's Traveling Exhibits. He's making his home in Martinsville these days as part of the temporary exhibit, Earth 2 U.
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[IN Q=It's full of hands-on, creative...]

((CAROLYN SEAY/VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: IT'S FULL OF HANDS-ON, CREATIVE, OPEN-UP, SHUT, PULL, AND EXPLORE CULTURE, DIVERSITY, GEOGRAPHY. IT'S EXCITING.))
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[OUT Q=culture, diversity, geography. It's exciting.]

Grab a passport and make the rounds. You'll be asked to answer questions with information gleaned from the various stations.
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[IN Q=And it's not just for children...]

((CAROLYN SEAY: AND IT'S NOT JUST FOR CHILDREN. I'VE LEARNED SOMETHING AS AN ADULT. SO, IT'S REALLY NICE TO BE ABLE TO COME IN AND EDUCATIONYOURSELF ON A DAILY BASIS HERE AT THE MUSEUM.))
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On any given day you'll find a couple traveling exhibits, like Earth 2 U and Travels in the Interior, along with several permanent ones. "Cera" the animated triceratops, guards the Dino Hall. There's also the Mammal Hall where you can learn why this giant sloth is named "Clawed", and the Nature Nook, loaded with computers, puppets and costumes to help kids immerse themselves in the past. But if you're really into natural history you'll want to circle December 8th on your calendar. That's the one day this year the museum will hold an open house.
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[IN Q=Go downstairs, visit with our 7 scientists...]

((CAROLYN SEAY: GO DOWNSTAIRS, VISIT WITH OUR SEVEN SCIENTISTS AND EXPLORE WHAT'S DOWNSTAIRS IN OUR LABORATORIES.))
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(("BUCK" WARD/CURATOR OF INVERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY: THIS IS SOME WHALE BONES THAT'RE ABOUT EIGHT MILLION YEARS OLD.))


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You'll be treated to fossils of incredible age along with some living creatures like this millipede. From 1 to 4:30 scientists will be on hand to answer your questions.
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[IN Q=These are 60-million years old...]

(("BUCK" WARD: THESE ARE 60-MILLION YEARS OLD. THEY CAME FROM UP ON THE POTOMAC RIVER NEAR FREDERICKSBURG.))
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[OUT Q=the Potomoc River near Fredericksburg.]

Or wait a few months for the museum's exhibits to rotate again. With open hours 7 days a week, you're never too late to See-more-d-earth. Shannon Young, News 7, Martinsville.))
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Coming up, the Cavaliers rip 18th ranked Maryland on senior day, while Ohio State is headed for a Fiesta, VMI opens the hoops season in style, and Blacksburg claims the Region Three girls title, but first in tonight's extra point,
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Former Wahoo and current Arizona Cardinal Thomas Jones will miss the remainder of the NFL season after breaking his hand on a countertop at his house last night. Jones said the injury occurred while he was reaching for the phone. He will be seen by a specialist next week prior to undergoing surgery. Jones had started nine games this season, rushing for 511 yards.
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Maryland hadn't won at Scott Stadium since 1990, and the Terps still haven't. With second place on the line in the ACC, Virginia took Maryland to the woodshed and ended the Terps shot at the conference crown.
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The Cavs put together what possibly was their best performance of the season. After the Terps took a 7-oh lead, Virginia scored 34 straight points.
Roanoke's Jermaine Hardy picked off his second pass of the season to setup UVA's first score.
Matt Schaub cashed it in with this toss to Jason Snelling who did the heavy lifting. Snelling found the zone from 25 yards out and the Cavaliers led it 10-7.
Schaub made it 20 to 7 with another scoring strike--this one to Wali Lundy who scored four times on the day.
Al Groh then went to the bag of tricks. Billy McMullen takes the pigskin on the reverse, avoids the tackle and then lofts a perfect pass to Michael McGrew who scores easily. The rout was on as Virginia whips Maryland 48 to 13, securing no worse than a 2nd place finish in the ACC.
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The Ohio State Buckeyes needed a win over arch rival Michigan this afternoon in order to finish the season unbeaten and wrap up a berth in the national championship game.
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The Horseshoe was rockin and rollin this afternoon.
Freshman Maurice Clarett gave the home folks a lot to cheer about. Sore shoulder and all, Clarett rushed for 119 yards and this TD that gave the Buckeyes a 7-3 lead in the second quarter.
Three first half field goals gave the Maize and Blue a 9-7 cushion at halftime.
But with just 4:55 to go in the game, Ohio State's Maurice Hall found the endzone on the option for a 14 to 9 Buckeyes advantage.
Michigan's last gasp came with just a tick left. John Navarre got picked at the goal line and the Buckeyes
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are headed to the Fiesta Bowl at 13 and oh after beating Michigan 14 to 9.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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Elsewhere in the Big 10, Larry Johnson had another big day for Penn State rushing for 283 yards and four TD's. Johnson has now gone over 2000 yards on the season as the Nittany Lions rout Michigan State 61 to 7.
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In Raleigh, T-A McClendon ran for a buck fourteen including a touchdown and North Carolina State knocked off Florida State for the second straight year 17 to 7. But the Noles still win the ACC.
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And in the Iron Bowl, Auburn quarterback Jason Campbell tossed two TD passes leading the Tigers to a big upset of state rival Alabama, also by the final of 17 to 7.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express was back on the hard water tonight in the state capital trying to break a four game losing skid. The Express did just that tonight against the Richmond Renegades getting back in the win column with a 4-1 victory.
Dan Carlson, Frank Novock, Joe Dusbabek, and Rick Kowalsky all scored for the Express which is back in action Tuesday at Reading.

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The VMI Keydets opened their basketball season this afternoon at Cameron Hall, and Bart Ball made short work of the Liberty Flames.
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Coach Bellairs was already in midseason holler mode.
His team led 28 to 25 at the half and started the second frame on a 9 to 2 run. Radee Skipworth got to the rack for the hoop and the hack. He scored 13 points on the day.
The Flames hung in though. Vincent Okotie returns the favor with a strong move of his own.
VMI's Richard Little tied a Cameron Hall record with 12 assists including this one to Jason Conley. It moves like jelly, but it tastes like jam. Conley tallied a game high 23 points.
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Little then found Ben Rand for the lay-in to finish things off. And VMI took care of Liberty 68 to 54.
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[S-Girls]


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Blacksburg had beaten Northside twice this girls basketball season. Both teams had already clinched berths in the state tournament, but tonight the two met for the Region Three title in Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Lady Indians vs. Lady Vikings; :00]


Blacksburg trailed by 10 midway thru the fourth quarter. But the Indians do a little boardwork. Leslee Anderson cleans up the Ashley Young miss and Mickey McGuigan's crew was on the comeback trail.
Later, Erin Hanson pulls the trigger on a long 3-ball getting the Indians a little closer at 46 to 41.
Anderson then tied the game up with the pretty move down the lane and the tough finish in traffic. She tallied 19 points on the night.
Northside's Bekah Strut knocked in two free throws with 19 seconds left to cut the lead to one, but
[SUPER=33-Northside/50/Blacksburg/52/;]

Blacksburg holds on 52 to 50, winning the regional trophy.
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[S-Maroons]


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[GRAPHIC=Basketball]


Page Moir and the Roanoke College Maroons tipped off the season tonight in the annual Salem Bank & Trust Classic. The Maroons cruised in the opener over Greensboro.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Greensboro vs. Roanoke College; :00]


To the Bast Center we go.
Robby Pridgen got the party started by knocking in the 12 foot jumper and giving the Maroons an early 2 point lead.

Then check out Marcellus Morgan of Greensboro as he picks John Rutledge and goes coast to coast for the conversion.
It was 34 to 29 Roanoke.
Jason Graffam then pushing it up, and decides to get to the hoop. He gets the nice bucket and one.
[SUPER=33-Greensboro/59/Roanoke/76/;]

Roanoke led at the half and coasted to the win by a final of 76 to 59. They'll face Goucher in tomorrow's title game at 3. Goucher knocked off Ferrum 76 to 58.
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[Space-Shuttle]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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After about a month of delays Space Shuttle Endeavour lifted off today.
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[VO-NAT 19:44:41 -- 18 + ]
[SUPER=03-Cape Canaveral, FL]

Bad weather, leaks and human error had kept the space- craft grounded. Endeavor is loaded with a space station girder worth nearly 400- million dollars. And the two man crew will attach it this week during three space walks. (------------) One of the crew- members, John Herrington, is the first American Indian to ever travel into space.