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Coming up on News 7-
Rain possibly mixing with freezing rain is expected overnight.
We'll have the forecast.
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In Charlotte more than a million people are in day 5 WITHOUT power.
D-N-A leads to the woman who allegedly kidnapped a baby and killed the child's mother years ago.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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((THE FINDINGS WERE SERIOUS AND IT CONCERNS ALL OF US.))
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The Roanoke city school board is briefed tonight on a troubling audit involving construction bids.
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[City-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The irregularities involved the way the Roanoke school system received and awarded bids on construction projects under 25- thousand dollars. Tonight-- the auditors who found the discrepancies briefed the school board on their findings.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /Newsroom Pod;]

Teresa Hamilton more on the report and reaction to it.
[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Newsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@teresa1;]

Jean, the school board listened intently as the auditors and superintendent Wayne Harris discussed ways to keep a better eye on the bid process and paper trail. Tonight-- the public also weighed in.
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[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent; :00]
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[SUPER=01-Charles Overfelt/Roanoke Teacher; 1:09]
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((FROM THE OUTSET I'VE BEEN SUPPORTIVE OF IT BECAUSE WE NEED TO HAVE SOMEONE LOOK WITH FRESH EYES ON WHAT WE'RE DOING TO ASSURE WE'RE EFFICIENT THAT WE'RE EFFECTIVE. )) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q= that we're effective. ]

Over the past four years, Superintendent Wayne Harris says the Roanoke school system has undergone 143 audits involving various departments. One of the most recent audits was set into motion after auditors received a tip... which ended up revealing problems within the "building maintenance and operations department". Tonight-- one parent expressed relief that someone had stepped forward.
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(( ROSE MOTLEY/PARENT: I'M GLAD THAT PEOPLE ARE FEELING FREE TO CALL THE CITY TO LET THEM KNOW ABOUT PROBLEMS SO THAT WE CAN CATCH THEM BEFORE THEY BECOME LONG TERM.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q= LONG TERM.]

The audit revealed that the department had awarded contracts totaling nearly 400- thousand dollars to one company after competing bids were in some cases falsified. Two employees were later placed on administrative leave with pay. Tonight-- a teacher stepped forward to defend one of the men.
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((CHARLES OVERFELT/ROANOKE TEACHER: I KNOW HE HAD ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS IN HIS HEART AND I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ON HIS BEHALF. )) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q= ON HIS BEHALF.]))
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[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Newsroom Pod]

The other employee in question has since opted for retirement.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /Newsroom ;]

Jean, we spoke with prosecutor Don Caldwell tonight. He says his office has not decided whether it will seek criminal charges.

[Human-Cloning]


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Stanford University tonight says it will conduct research on human embryonic stem cells.
The University WILL develop the cells for research- but the head professor in the effort says this is not human embryo cloning. He went on to say it won't even lead to growing body parts.
Stanford will use a process that takes D-N-A from diseased adult human cells and transfers them into human eggs.
The goal is to grow stem cells which can develop into any type of cell in the human body.
Stanford intends to use the cells primarily for cancer research.
Researchers hope stem cells can help repair damaged organs and cure diseases such as diabetes, Parkinsons and Alzheimers.

[Winter-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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V-Dot crews spent much of their day preparing for freezing rain which could hit parts of our area early tomorrow morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00]


As the sun melted the snow off their building, workers at Christiansburg's V-DOT office were gearing up for what could turn into another pre-winter mess.
But, officials say clearing ice, versus snow, can be challenging.
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((BERT SUMPTER/VDOT; SNOW YOU CAN ACTUALLY PUSH OFF THE ROAD. ICE, THERE'S NOT AS MUCH PUSHING INVOLVED, WE USE MORE CHEMICALS THAT TYPE OF THING, WE ALSO MAKE SURE OUR CHAINSAWS AND OUR DEBRI-REMOVING EQUIPMENT MORE UP TO SNUFF AND READY TO GO DEALING WITH ICE 23:41))
[SUPER=01-Bert Sumpter/VDOT]
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[VO-NAT]


A-E-P crews are also on standby in case of power outages.
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[School-Info]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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While some folks are preparing for another possible shot of winter weather, some schools are still trying to deal with the last one.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FULL]
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[Carolinas]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Nearly one week after an ice storm covered Charlotte, North Carolina- more than a quarter of a million people are still without power.
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Pauline Falls is one of the many still braving the cold without electricity- five days after a devastating ice storm.
The 77 year old has spent the week huddled by her fireplace-
Evelyn Limpkin closed off part of her house to keep the living room warm.
She says she feels somewhat like a pioneer.
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((EVELYN LIMPKIN/WITHOUT ELECTRICITY: WE HAVE TO BOIL WATER TO WASH WITH. I EVEN WENT OUT TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD TO PICK UP WOOD TO KEEP THE FIRE GOING.))
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At least three people have died of carbon monoxide poisoning and hundreds are being treated.
Their desperate and disastrous attempts to keep warm have included burning charcoal grills inside their homes.
At one point two million people were without power.
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((E.O. FARRELL/DUKE POWER: WE'VE RESTORED POWER TO A MILLION CUSTOMERS IN LESS THAN FIVE DAYS. THE BIGGEST STORM WE'VE EXPERIENCED BEFORE WAS LESS THAN SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND.))
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Power crews are working day and night to rebuild wires.
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[Kidnapping-Solved]


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A California boy snatched from his home six years ago is about to be re-united with his family. But he will not see his mother - she was murdered the day he was taken, and his home burned to the ground. Manuel Gallegus has the story of how modern day science and a family that never lost hope have put an end to the long search.
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((IT IS A STRANGE STORY OF JEALOUSY, MURDER, AND KIDNAPPING AND POLICE SAY THIS WOMAN, LATASHA BROWN, IS AT THE CENTER OF ALL OF IT. IT STARTED SIX YEARS AGO IN VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA. LE ZAHN WILLIAMS, JUST A NEWBORN, WAS KIDNAPPED HIS MOTHER WAS MURDERED, THE HOUSE WAS SET ON FIRE. AT THE TIME HIS GREAT GRANDMOTHER PLEADED FOR THE BABY'S RETURN.
-SOT-please bring my great grandson back.

BUT BABY LEZAHN WAS GONE UNTIL NOW. DNA TESTS PROVE THAT A SIX YEAR OLD BOY, WHO HAS BEEN LIVING JUST TWO MILES AWAY FROM THE CRIME SCENE, IS LA ZAHN. AN ANONYMOUS TIP LED TO LATASHA BROWN, WHO HAS BEEN RAISING THE BOY AS HER OWN. LATASHA, HER MOTHER, AND A COUSIN HAVE ALL BEEN ARRESTED AND MADE A BRIEF COURT APPEARANCE TUESDAY. OUTSIDE THE COURTROOM, LE ZAHN'S TRUE FAMILY AND FRIENDS SEEMED PLEASED. HIS GODMOTHER ALWAYS KEPT UP THE SEARCH.
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hopefully one day, when he's old enough to know what happened to his mother I want to show him all the happy things, the positive things that we did to try to find him. AND HIS GREAT GRANDMOTHER SAYS SHE NEVER GAVE UP HOPE.
-SOT- RIVA LEE BOYDEN, great grandmother

No, I never did. I knew he was alive. THE BOY WILL SOON BE REUNITED WITH HIS TRUE FAMILY-UNTIL SOCIAL SERVICES CAN SORT IT ALL OUT. BUT THE BOY HAS KNOWN ONLY ONE MOTHER, LATASHA BROWN WHO IS NOW IN JAIL. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS.))

[Roanoke-Shooting]


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Roanoke police are following up on leads after a shooting tonight.
Officers say 39-year old Ronnie Jones was driving his car in the 500 block of Patton Avenue when a bullet came through the window.
He was hit in the shoulder and was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police say Jones may know who the shooter was, but no one has been arrested yet.

[Mt-Pleasant]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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There's more elbow room at one area firehouse tonight.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Roanoke County dedicated a major addition to the Mount Pleasant fire station.
The county added male and female bunk quarters and renovated the meeting room and kitchen... big changes to a building that's some 30 years old.
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((RICK BURCH/ROANOKE CO. FIRE & RESCUE CHIEF; AT THAT TIME THE NEEDS, THE CALL VOLUME IS NOT WHAT IT IS TODAY. SO IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE KEEP UP WITH ADDITIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS SO WE CAN ACCOMMODATE BOTH THE VOLUNTEER AND CAREER STAFF AS WE ADD ON AND GROW.))
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[VO-NAT]


County firefighters also got a big donation tonight.
The Mount Pleasant Civic League handed over a one thousand dollar check to help buy a thermal imaging camera.
Those cameras help firefighters see through smoke and locate victims.
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Virginia's longest road will have to wait even longer for an upgrade. The project's out of money.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And missles like these bound for the Middle East are stopped on the high seas.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Korea]


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A shipment of North Korean missiles is intercepted in the Arabian Sea. The missiles were apparently on their way to Yemen.
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Weapons experts on board the ship have confirmed it was carrying Scud missiles.
Spanish warships stopped the unflagged ship about 600 miles off the Horn of Africa and boarded it after the crew refused to identify themselves.
Spain's defense minister says the North Korean captain initially said the ship was carrying cement.
The dozen missiles were destroyed shortly thereafter.
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[Anchor=Jean]
[SS=None]


U-S Sources say they think the short to medium range missiles were heading for Yemen.
Yemen is an ally in the U-S war on terror, but Al-Qaida operatives have found shelter there in the past.

[Iraq]


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Meanwhile the U-S and other nations are pouring over thousands of pages of Iraqi arms documents.
And in Kuwait, American troops are conducting intensive live-fire war-games seen as a "rehearsal for war."
As Teri Okita reports, it's all being met with defiance by Saddam Hussein.
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((THE UNITED NATIONS WEAPONS INSPECTORS ARE STILL POURING OVER THOUSANDS OF IRAQI DOCUMENTS. BUT THEY SAY THEY'RE MAKING PROGRESS, AND WILL SOON SHARE THEIR VIEWS WITH THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL. HAANS BLIX/CHIEF U.N. WEAPONS INSPECTOR: "By Monday we will be able to have a working version of the text of the main part which we can share with all the members of the working Council." SADDAM HUSSEIN SAYS THE DECLARATION PROVES HE HAS NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. HOWEVER, HE'S PREPARING HIS MILITARY LEADERS FOR A FIGHT. IN A MEETING WITH HIS TWO SONS AND TOP LIEUTENANTS, SADDAM TOLD THEM "WAR IS NOT LIKED, IT HAS ITS SACRIFICES. BUT IRAQ FACES A CHOICE BETWEEN LOSING HONOR OR STICKING TO THE FAITH. GOD WILLING, YOUR ENEMY WILL LOSE." UNNERVED BY SADDAM'S WORDS, U.S. TROOPS CONDUCTED LIVE FIRE EXRCISES IN KUWAIT ... ON A RANGE CLOSE TO THE IRAQI BORDER. AND U.N. ARMS INSPECTORS STEPPED UP THEIR MISSION -- TARGETING 13 IRAQI SITES -- THE LARGEST NUMBER OF INSPECTIONS SINCE THE SEARCHES RESUMED TWO WEEKS AGO. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))


[Allen]


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U.S. Senator George Allen says the way to deal with Saddam Hussein is with patience and power.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Allen discussed the dispute with Iraq at a meeting of business leaders organized by Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
He said they both have seen evidence contradicting Iraq's claim that it does not have chemical or biological weapons.
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[IN Q=Before it was]

((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN/(R) VIRGINIA: BEFORE IT WAS BELLIGERENCE AND DEFIANCE. NOW IT IS A CONCILIATORY DECEPTION TACTIC. THE BOTTOM LINE THOUGH IS THAT THEY'RE STILL IN VIOLATION.))
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[VO-NAT]


Allen says an attack on Iraq must remain an option at this point. But he says the Bush Administration is taking the right approach by working with the United Nations.
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[Route-58]


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The state's longest highway project is coming up short.
The Department of Transportation today said it has suspended work on the Route 58 expansion for lack of money.
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[TAKE ROUTE 58 "On Hold" FS]
The 680 mile long project from the Cumberland Gap to Norfolk is being built in segments.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./File Tape;]


A review of V-DOT finances shows a "272- million dollar" shortfall between what the state had planned to spend improving Route 58, and how much is needed.
State officials say managers of separate sections made spending commitments without talking to each other.
And no one had overall authority over spending.
That will change.
Transportation secretary Whitt Clement says he's appointed someone to oversee the entire project.
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[Burrow]


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A former office manager told a federal jury today D-Day director Richard Burrow forced her to record millions of dollars in pledges without the proper documentation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Prosecutors claim Burrow used those pledges to secure bank loans to keep the cash-strapped memorial afloat before its June 6th dedication.
Much of that money never materialized and the foundation has since sought bankruptcy protection from its creditors.
Burrow's attorney says his client honestly believed the pledges would be made and that he acted in good faith.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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They're flying off the shelves at area malls.
Still ahead on News 7, we'll show you one of the hot Christmas toys of the season
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[VO-NAT]


Plus snow may make you think of Christmas, but some Christmas tree operations would rather do without it.
Find out why next.
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[Commercial]

[Hot-Toy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The New River Valley is the place to go for one of the hottest selling toys this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Mini-racers are much like the zip-zaps cars that are flying off of shelves at Radio Shack. The electronics chain says it can't keep up with demand. In the New River Valley mall, two people set up a kiosk with plenty of the remote controlled computerized cars. The cars had been popular in Japan for several years before recently coming to the U-S. The manager says sales are high, last month they sold over 18-thousand dollars worth.
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[Xmas-Trees]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-48 TC17:29]
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Local Christmas tree growers are still weathering last week's storm.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Billy Cornette and his wife sell Christmas trees on this lot at the Brookside Shopping Center in Roanoke. They also open their Carroll County farm to families who want to cut their own trees on the weekend. Last week's snow though-- kept a lot of people at home.
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[SOT 01:11:55]
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((BILLY CORNETTE/CHRISTMAS TREE GROWER; THIS WEEKEND, WE HAD A SMALLER WEEKEND, MUCH SMALLER THAN LAST YEAR BUT THAT'S ALL PART OF FARMING AND I TRY TO BE REAL POSITIVE ABOUT IT BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE IF PEOPLE CAN'T GET TO THE FARM THEY'LL COME SEE BETTY HERE AT THE LOT. SO HER BUSINESS MAY INCREASE WHILE MINE DECREASES SO IT WORKS OUT IN THE END.))
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[VO-NAT]

Christmas tree growers in Virginia and North Carolina have also faced other challenges this year. They've not only had to weather the ongoing drought-- but several days of freezing temperatures back in May killed or damaged many trees.
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[S-Extra]


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Northside, William Byrd, Fleming and Patrick henry hoops highlights for you, also Express/Chiefs, Liberty and VMI hoops and Tech/UVa Bowling coverage, but first our extra point.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Virginia Tech and Miami are continuing their recruiting wars. Pompano Beach, Florida running back Tyrone Moss has picked the Canes over the Hokies. Moss visited Tech on Homecoming weekend during the Rutgers game and during his stay he donned his own Tech jacket. The 5-10, 210 pounder tailback is considered by most experts to be one of the top 20 prep players in the nation.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[TAPE#=SP-122 2:02:12]
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It is cold out, so we might as well start on the freezer floor. The Express welcomed Johnstown to town last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Chiefs vs. Express; :00]


This would be an out of division meeting since Roanoke is in the Northeast and the Chiefs are from the Northwest.


In the second period, the Chiefs Pierre Courchesne takes the shot on goal and deflects off an Express stick and goes in. 2-1 Johnstown.
[SUPER=34-Johnstown/3/Roanoke/4;]Roanoke comes right back. Shawn Limpwright rips rope from the side and we are tied at

2 up as the goal is dislodged.
Roanoke goes on to win it 4 to 3.
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[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-136 16:09]
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VMI beat Liberty in the first meeting between the two men's basketball rivals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Keydets vs. Flames; :00]


Last night would be different thanks in part to that guy, Flames Ryan Mantlo.
Mantlo was on fire at times in this game, here he rips rope form the right side from three point land.
VMI comes back with it's version of money in the bank. Jason Conley is gonna get two of his game high 28 points underneath the iron.
[SUPER=33-VMI/69/Liberty/77;]But Mantlo had a long range plan to answer Conley, this time he hits three of his 20 point

s from the other side.
The Keydets Zach Battle benefits from some nice ball movement, but Liberty wins this one 77-69, outscoring VMI 41-27 in the second half.
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[S-Fleming]


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To the high school ranks we go where William Fleming would battle William Byrd on the Colonels floor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Terriers vs. Colonels; :00]


Right to the action. Watch Fleming's Dwayne Priest make the nifty ball move, step back and rip rope from outside.


Byrd answers with fast shooting. Benn Lott takes the pass from the interior and [SUPER=33-William Byrd/49/William

Fleming/59;]buries the long bomb.
But Fleming was to much last night. Dere' Hicks takes the rock and sinks a trey from the outside. Fleming wins 59-49.
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[S-Northside]


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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Patriots vs. Vikings; :00]


Over at Northside, the Vikings and the Patriots for the second time in this young season, PH won the first meeting.

In the fourth, Northside's Keith Carter drives and hits Tyler White on the wing and he rips rope for two of his game high 17 points.
[SUPER=33-Patrick Henry/59/Northside/72;]Patrick Henry answers. Melvin Smith feeds the rock to Dujuan Johnson, he finds

the bottom of the net on a three pointer, , He had 11.
Then, White gets the ball to a waiting Aaron Simkins and he ices the win with the three, Northside wins 72-59. Both teams are 1 and 1.
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[S-Tire]


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[GRAPHIC=ACC football]


An all time high seven teams will represent the ACC this bowling season.
[GRAPHIC=UVA/WEST VIRGINIA 6156]

Virginia is juiced about playing neighboring West Virginia. Mike Stevens says this is a chance for both the cavalier players and fans.
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(( The fact that both Virginia and West Virginia were relegated to the Tire Bowl is simply too ironic - both have felt like retreads of late after being passed over by the Gator Bowl. For the folks in Charlotte and at both schools it is a match made in geographic heaven. ((CRAIG LITTLEPAGE:)) The UVa faithful gobbled up more than 4000 of their allotted 12 thousand 500 tickets on Monday. And there is little doubt that both schools will pitch in to make the game a complete sellout at Ericsson Stadium. But for UVa it is critical that the Cavalier fans FILL these seats to rid themselves of the postseason tag that labels them as sorry travelers. ((CRAIG LITTLEPAGE:))
The Continental Tire Bowl kicks off on Saturday December 28th at 11am. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))

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Seven Hokies have earned all Big East football honors.
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Lee Suggs, who rushed for 1, 255 yards this past season made the second team, as did Tech wide receiver Ernest Wilford. Wilford caught seven touchdown passes.
Willie Pile, who made 98 tackles from his free safety position, made the second team. He is joined on the second team by Nathaniel Adibi, who made nine sacks, and DeAngelo Hall. Hall had 4 interceptions. Hall was also second team as a return man.
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Offensive lineman Anthony Davis also made second team. Tech punter Vinnie Burns was second team as well. Miami's Ken Dorsey and Willis MaGahee were Big East co-offensive players of the year while Temple defensive tackle Dan Klecko was the defensive player of the year. Miami head coach Larry Coker won coach of the year.