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Coming up on News 7-
Snow is in the forecast for tomorrow. How much? We'll have the details.
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Parents are arrested charged with pretending their daughter had leukemia, so they could collect cash.
And good news for Michael Crawford- The Tech Football player is cancer free.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Another shot of winter weather is headed our way.
A winter storm watch is up and road crews are getting ready to battle up to 4 inches of snow.
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[Snow-Preps]


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V-DOT crews are hoping to get a head start on the storm.
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The department says it plans to bring in a full crew of maintenance employees at Midnight, to service and repair its equipment.
And even though the last few snowstorms have been keeping V-DOT workers busier than usual this winter, officials say up until three years ago, it was considered the norm.
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((DALE STANZEL/VDOT:AND THEN WE HAD TWO WARM WINTERS AND WE DIDN'T HAVE THE SNOW, AND NOW IT'S KIND OF GETTING BACK TO THE USUAL DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY WINTER. AND THIS IS WHAT WE EXPECT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR 35:00))
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Stanzel says his department was out in full force LAST night, where parts of the New River Valley saw up to three inches of snow.
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[Schools]


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One school system is trying to get a jump on the snow.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
Bedford County schools will send students home one hour early tomorrow.
Classes in Tazewell County will begin two hours late because of snow there earlier this week.
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[GE-Strike]


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The two day strike against General Electric is over.
Unionized workers at the Salem plant were scheduled to leave the picket lines at 11 tonight.
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Earlier today, they observed a moment of silence to honor the woman killed yesterday in Louisville, Kentucky while participating in the strike effort. She was hit by a police car in a dimly lit area. Local workers also wore black arm bands and held signs with black tape to show solidarity. More than 15-thousand G-E union workers around the country, including 400 from Salem, struck for affordable health care.
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National union contract negotiations start in May. Health care cost is expected to be a major issue. Local union officials say workers are prepared for another strike but they would prefer to negotiate with the company.


[Blairs-Murder]


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Another suspect has been arrested in connection with a double murder case.
25 year old Carlot Brown of Blairs was arrested today.
Police charged Brown as an accessory after the fact in the murders of her neighbors Willie and Clara Belle Harston.
James Antonio (JEN-ah-RETT-tee) Generette is also charged in the case.

[Malvo]


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17-year old sniper suspect John Lee Malvo will be tried as an adult and could face the death penalty.
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A Fairfax County judge made that decision today after a two-day hearing.
Prosecutors say evidence tied Malvo to three fatal attacks and a wounding and that he tried to extort Ten-million dollars from authorities during last fall's killing spree.
Since Malvo is charged with capital murder, he could now face the death penalty.
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((MICHAEL ARIF/MALVO'S DEFENSE ATTORNEY; HE'S A 17 YEAR OLD KID AND WE'RE NOT HAPPY THAT IT IS BEING CERTIFIED AS A DEATH CASE. I THINK OUR TEAM, SPEAKING COLLECTIVELY, DOES NOT BELIEVE IN THE DEATH PENALTY, ESPECIALLY FOR JUVENILES.))

((ROBERT HORAN/FAIRFAX CO. PROSECUTOR; IT WILL BE UP TO 12 JURORS TO DECIDE THAT. IN THE UNITED STATES, WE DON'T DECIDE THINKGS LIKE CAPITAL PUNISHMENT BY MAJORITY VOTES. WE DECIDE THEM BY UNANIMOUS JURIES.))
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Malvo's trial for the slaying of Linda Franklin in Falls Church is scheduled for February 25th, but prosecutors and defense attorneys both agree that it will likely be pushed back.
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[Faked-Cancer]


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It seems the unthinkable- Parents claiming their child has leukemia so they can make money from it.
That's exactly what prosecutors say a family in Ohio was doing.
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Today the little girl's mother Terri Milbrant, her father Robert and Grandmother were all charged with running a huge hoax in order to raise money for the supposedly dying child.
Police say the mother shaved her daughters head , made her wear protective masks and gave her sleeping pills to make her appear tired.
The child was even put into counseling to prepare for death.
The father's lawyer says his client had no reason NOT to believe his wife's story.
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((MARK FEINSTEIN/FATHER'S ATTORNEY; WELL IF YOUR SPOUSE SAYS OUR SEVEN YEAR OLD IS DEATHLY ILL, YOU'RE NOT GONNA HAVE ANY REASON TO BE SUSPICIOUS.))
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Townspeople donated more than 10 thousand dollars to the Milbrants.
People in town say they're angry at the parents, but relieved that 7-year old Hannah is not sick.
If convicted, Hannah's parents could go to prison for ten years.
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[Bubonic]


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A bio-terrorism scare is over.
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A Texas Tech University professor has been arrested in the scare over bubonic plague bacteria that was reported missing yesterday.
Authorities say the man destroyed approximately thirty vials of bacteria Saturday, but failed to fill out the paper work.
He is accused of giving false information to the F-B-I.
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((GUADALUPE GONZALEZ/FBI; WE HAVE ACCOUNTED FOR ALL OF THOSE MISSING VIALS AND DETERMINED THAT THERE IS NO DANGER TO PUBLIC SAFETY WHATSOEVER))
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Doctors admit that the plague samples could be used for more sinister purposes, like converting them into a biological weapon.
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((DR. RICHARD HOLMAN/TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY; THERE ARE REPORTS APPARENTLY THAT OTHER COUNTRIES MAY HAVE WEAPONIZED FORMS OF THIS, THIS WAS NOT WEAPONIZED IN ANY WAY))
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The bacteria comes from the supply the school uses for research on treating the plague.
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[Parish-Nurse]


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Imagine having to chose between food or life-saving medication. It's a dilemma facing more and more people in our region. Teresa Hamilton has the story of a program that's keeping residents in one community from having to make the choice.

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((RUTH BRYANT/WYTHEVILLE RESIDENT: WHAT I ACTUALLY HAVE IS CALLED CARCINOID SYNDROME, IT'S THE KIND OF CANCER ONLY FIVE PEOPLE IN A MILLION HAVE IT. ))
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Ruth Byrant's cancer treatment requires her to take nearly 20- medications a day. That alone is hard to comprehend-- until you hear just how much her medication costs.
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((RUTH BRYANT: MY CANCER MEDICATION IS AROUND 30- THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH.))
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Fortunately, for now, that cost is covered thanks to Karen Karnei and the Parish Nurse program in Wytheville. The program helps residents without insurance get their medications "free of charge" from pharmaceutical companies by helping them fill- out the necessary paperwork.
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(( I THINK IT REALLY IS GOD'S WORK, THAT'S HOW I DESCRIBE IT, WITHOUT HER I'D BE DEAD, IT'S THAT SIMPLE. ))
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The life- saving program is made possible by St. Paul's United Methodist Church and Wythe County Community hospital along with a grant from the Virginia Health Care Foundation. But to really make it all come together-- it becomes a team effort with doctors, like Chris Pile.
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((IT'S WHAT WE CAN DO NOW, AND WE JUST HAVE TO HOPE, THAT MORE COMPREHENSIVE, PAYMENT SCHEDULES COME UP AND THAT WE CAN WORK TOGETHER TO REALLY ANSWER THIS CRITICAL NEED. ))
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A need well- documented in the Wytheville area. Over the past three years, officials say the program has helped some 300- residents secure more than a half million dollars in medication. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS7, Wytheville. ))
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An effort to require background checks at guns shows is shot down in the General Assembly.
That's still ahead on News 7.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, folks. Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office - as Dukes tries to fight off a Virginia upset bid. Roanoke College gets back on the winning track, as do the Tech women who drop Pittsburgh. The Dazzle has now won 5 in a row. Plus, great health news for Michael Crawford and we'll check on Oak Hills battle with Blue Ridge tonight on the Big 7.

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The University of Michigan and its affirmative action policy are under fire.
President Bush says the policy amounts to a race quota- The school denies that.
As Teri Okita reports, the case is on its way to the Supreme Court.
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((CALLING IT DIVISIVE AND UNFAIR, PRESIDENT BUSH TOOK AIM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN'S AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICIES. THE PRESIDENT IS SIDING WITH THREE WHITE STUDENTS WHO ARE CHALLENGING THE SCHOOLS ADMISSIONS POLICY IN A MAJOR SUPREME COURT CASE. Bush: At their core, the Michigan policies amount to a quota system that unfairly rewards or penalizes prospective students, based solely on their race. (:11) THE WHITE STUDENTS ALLEGE THE SCHOOL GIVES SPECIAL PREFERENCE TO MINORITIES, AND BECAUSE OF THAT, THEY WERE DENIED ADMISSION. THE UNIVERSITY USES A 150-POINT SCALE TO CHOOSE APPLICANTS. GRADE-POINT AVERAGE IS THE BIGGEST FACTOR. A PERFECT S-A-T SCORE IS WORTH 12-POINTS. BEING A MINORITY IS WORTH 20. TRACK: THE PRESIDENT SAYS THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO BRING ABOUT DIVERSITY, INCLUDING A RACE NEUTRAL PLAN HE INTRODUCED AS GOVERNOR OF TEXAS. BUT SOME IN THE G-O-P FEAR HIS STATEMENTS MAY HURT THE PARTY AS IT TRIES TO REACH OUT TO MINORITIES. AND WITH THE BACKLASH FROM THE TRENT LOTT CONTROVERSY JUST STARTING TO DIE DOWN, MANY DEMOCRATS QUESTION THE PRESIDENTS COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY. Rep. Elijah Cummings/D-Maryland: We just want the President to go back to his words with regards to Senator Lotts statements and synchronize his conscience with his conduct. Teri Okita/Reporting: Though he called QUOTAS unconstitutional, Mr. Bush did not say that ANY use of race in the selection process is unconstitutional. That will be left to the Supreme Court to decide in March. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

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Lawmakers are moving forward with legislation to keep sexual offenders off the streets even after they get out of prison.
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Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith is a patron of a bill to civilly commit violent sexual predators after they have served time in jail.
He says his bill has bipartisan support and has passed the General Assembly before, but until now lacked the funds necessary to implement the program.
Griffith says he is concerned about the high rate of (re-SID-ivism) recidivism among sexual offenders.
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In other General Assembly news, a Senate Committee today approved a measure to add clergy to the list of those who are required to report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect.
The legislation, backed by Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine, now moves to the floor of the Senate for a vote.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Gun-Shows]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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Also today, a bill that would have required background checks for people buying guns from unlicensed dealers at gun shows failed to get out of committee.
The Senate Courts of Justice committee decided instead to request a study on the issue by the state Crime Commission.
The bill's sponsor, Democratic Senator Henry Marsh, said the move was a polite way of killing it.
The National Rifle Association hailed the committee's decision, saying federal statistics show an (in-fin- tess-imal) *infinitesimal* number of crimes are committed by guns purchased at gun shows.
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[Brown]


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A fifth person has been charged in the murder of a Henry County man last August.
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Authorities are still looking for 33-year-old Michael Jason Brown, also known as "English."
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Investigators say he was one of five men involved in the murder of 22-year-old Michael Lanell Angelo Carter.
Carter was found shot to death in the home of an acquaintance on August 23rd.
There's a one-thousand-dollar reward for information leading to Brown's arrest.
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[Missing-Woman]


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Henry County authorities are asking for help in locating a missing woman.
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54-year-old Sarah Ann Snipes of Martinsville was last seen on January 8th, walking away from her home.
She was on her way to visit a friend.
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Her daughter reported her missing.
Authorities say Snipes requires medication for seizures.
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[*TAKE HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT. PINNACLE FS*]
If you've seen her, you can call the Henry County Sheriff's Department at 276 - 638 - 8751.
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It is one of the few opportunities in our area for a specialized education for some special kids.
We'll head to school when News 7 returns.
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Plus, friends and family say goodbye to a Bee Gee.
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[Gibb-Funeral]


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Family and friends gathered in Miami today for the funeral of one of the Bee-Gees.
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The funeral service was meant for family and close friends... barricades kept bystanders and fans of the Bee Gee's away.
Maurice Gibb died suddenly last week at Mount Sinai Medical Center when he was undergoing emergency surgery for a blocked intestine. Right before the surgery, he went into cardiac arrest.
Medical authorities in Miami have launched an official investigation into his death.
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((BARRY GIBB/BEE GEE; THE FACT THAT THEY HAD TO OPERATE ON MAURICE DURING THE SHOCK OF CARDIAC ARREST IS QUESTIONABLE...IS VERY QUESTIONABLE.))
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A medical examiner investigates all deaths when a body is going to be cremated.
The family hasn't decided if they will cremate (Morris) Maruice or not.

[Patel]


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They settled the case today of the nursing home resident who died after getting the wrong medication.
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It happened at Brandon Oaks in the year 2001. A temporary nurse gave 12 or 13 drugs to Marie Ayers- -meds meant for her roommate. On the eve of trial, the nursing home admitted it had made a mistake, but insists it was a one-time deviation from standard procedure.
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((WALT PEAKE/BRANDON OAK'S ATTORNEY; BECAUSE WE HAD A TEMPORARY NURSE WHO WAS NOT FAMILIAR WITH THAT POLICY, EVEN THOUGH THERE WAS AN ORIENTATION AND SHE WAS NOT FAMILIAR WITH MS AYERS, MS AYERS WAS MISIDENTIFIED AND SHE WAS GIVEN ANOTHER PATIENT'S MEDICATION, HER ROOMMATE'S MEDICATION.))
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The family says the temp didn't have enough training, maybe 20 minutes. Brandon Oaks says she's a good nurse who WAS sufficiently trained for 30 or 40 minutes.
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Terms of today's settlement were not publicly disclosed.

[Autism-Center]


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A school in the Alleghany Highlands is offering a different sort of education.
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The Shenandoah Autism Center moved to Clifton Forge in August. It now has 9 autistic students taking part in specialized classes. What makes the school different is there are also 9 teachers, meaning each child gets one-on-one instruction each day.

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((WANDA TALIAFERRO/PROGRAM DIRECTOR; WE HAVE TO BE THERE, CONSTANTLY FOCUSING THEM ON JUST SITTING IN THE BEGINNING TO GIVING YOU THEIR ATTENTION TO FACILITATE THEIR LEARNING.))
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The school currently serves students from Alleghany County, Covington, Lexington and Buena Vista, and hopes to increase its enrollment in the next few years. The center will hold an open house for the public on January 30th.
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Highlights from Duke, the Dazzle, the Tech women, Roanoke College and a rare loss by Oak Hill are on the way. Plus Tech's Michael Crawford is cancer free.
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But first in tonight's Extra Point - Bartolo Colon was shipped to the White Sox in a three team deal that also involves the Yankees and Expos. The other big name in this deal is Orlando Hernandez. El Duque is headed to the Expos. The Yankees got right-handed pitchers Antonio Osuna and Delvis Lantigua from Chicago in the deal.
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[S-UVa]


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We begin this segment in Durham as top ranked Duke hosted upset minded UVa.
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Pete Gillen spent a lot of time in Roanoke trying to recruit J.J. Redick. And last night J.J. silenced the UVa fans who have been dogging him ever since he picked Duke by dropping in a career high 34 points. He had 18 in the first half and 34 points in a Duke all-time single game record for freshmen. Still despite JJ's tough play the Cavs were in the game all the way. Travis Watson scored a team high 26 points and the Cavs shot 50 percent for the game.
[super=33-Virginia/93/Duke #1/104;]

But the Cavs missed 11 free throws and guess what - they lose by 11 tonight - 104 to 93.
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[S-Roanoke]


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The Roanoke College Maroons got back to the 500 mark last night with an easy win over Guilford.
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Guilford head coach Butch Estes - the former boss at Ferrum came in hoping to steal a road win. In transition Josh Foster will lead the break with the dish to Robby Pridgen, who drives and kicks it out to Foster for the three ball and Roanoke is cruising. Pridgen again picks up a sweet assist as he goes baseline - draws the defense and pushes the pass Jason Grafton - who hits the jumper for the Maroons. Then Andrew Crowder from Radford will get into the act with a
[super=33-Guilford/78/Roanoke/92;]

jumper from the wing. Roanoke rolls to the 92-to-78 win over the Quakers.
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech women were back home in the Cassell last night looking to pick up a Big East win against Pittsburgh.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Panthers vs. Hokies; :00]

And they would do just that as Erin Gibson, the "Carroll County Kid" does a nice job working the baseline. The defense is weak and Erin drops in two with the left hand. She finished with 8. Bonnie Henrickson would see her team shoot 43 percent. Freshman Carrie Mason drives, then creates space with a nice fake. She led Tech with 17 points. Emily Lipton will then get one of her 4 assists to Chrystal
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Starling. The Hokies beat Pitt by 8 and improve to 11and 4 on the season.
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Ieva (YEVA) Kublina had 16 points and 16 rebounds.

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The Roanoke Dazzle pushed its win streak to five in a row with an 83-to-76 win over Asheville last night.
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It was WDBJ-7 night at the Civic Center as weekend weatherman Brent Watts coached, emceed and even refereed some sumo wrestling. The Dazzle got another heavyweight performance from Cory Alexander. The Waynesboro native fired in a team high 24 points and dished out a 10 assists to lead Roanoke to the 83-to-76 win. Terrence Shannon added 17.
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The Dazzle, now a game over 500, next takes on first place Fayetteville on Saturday on the road.
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Last night mighty Oak Hill Academy traveled to Wytheville to square off with the Blue Ridge School. Travis Wells has more on the matchup, which took on quite a local flavor.
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Tech defender Michael Crawford - who was diagnosed with Lymphoma like conditions in his neck last November - is now cancer free. Tech director of athletic training Mike Goforth told us yesterday that everything during the diagnostic process, including several needle biopsies, indicated that cancer existed in a lymph node in Crawford's neck. But after the bowl game he went back to his hometown of Baltimore and when doctors did a complete biopsy and removed the lymph node - NO evidence of the cancer could be found.
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All along the deeply religious Crawford, who also is engaged to be married, said he had put the outcome in the Lord's hands. This Friday he will be formally cleared to resume all activities with the team. Goforth also says the team's medical staff will monitor his health closely for precautionary reasons. (------------)