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Coming up on News 7-
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On this cold night- fire at a Roanoke County home.
Prosecutors say this is what would've happened if the shoe bomber were not stopped.
And tolls on I-81? Find out why that could happen.
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[Talent=Jean]


And How low will the temperatures go?
Robin will be in with the weekend forecast.
News 7 is next.

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Rescue crews spend hours battling flames, cold and ice tonight.
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[County-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Fire destroyed a home in Roanoke County tonight, and the freezing water from hoses sent a rescue vehicle sliding through a yard and into a car.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The blaze broke out around six tonight on Twin Mountains Drive near Vinton.
No one was home at the time.
Because there were no hydrants near the burning house, firefighters had to stretch hoses up a long hill.
Leaking water froze on the street, sending a truck that carries air bottles sliding through a yard and into an S-U-V.
Two firefighters were inside but jumped out and were not hurt. Another firefighter who tried to stop the vehicle suffered a minor injury.
V-Dot was called to help get the fire vehicles out of the neighborhood.
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[D'Ville-Fire]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SUPER=03-Danville]


It will probably be several days before investigators can enter a burned-out business in Danville.
That's because the building contained a number of flammable materials.
The blaze at Paul's Automotive off Highway 58 broke out "mid afternoon" yesterday.
Firefighters say the building contained a number of flammable materials.
Some of the toxins leaked, but they managed to keep runoff from reaching a nearby creek that flows into the Dan River.
The Department of Environmental Quality plans to do more testing on the air to make sure it is safe.
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[Lee-Jackson]


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Two Civil War generals were honored today in Richmond in observance of Lee-Jackson day.
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The Sons of Confederate Veterans and United Daughters of the Confederacy gathered at the State Capitol to remember the two Virginians.
The program included the singing of Dixie's Land and the former state song, Carry Me Back to Old Virginny.
Participants were also treated to a lecture titled: Lee or Lincoln : Who is the true hero?
It was a discussion inspired, perhaps, by the recent controversial decision to place a statue of Lincoln in the former Confederate Capitol.
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[Baby-Found]


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A boy playing in the snow in Chesapeake found a baby's body in the woods-
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The infant was found behind the Western Branch Community Center.
Police say the boy spotted some animal tracks and followed them into the woods. The infant's body was found beneath a blanket.
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((TOM DOWNING/CHESAPEAKE POLICE DETECTIVE; IT WAS OBVIOUSLY A NEWBORN. IT STILL HAD THE UMBILICAL CORD ATTACHED. WE KNOW THAT IT WAS RECENTLY BORN.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Downing/Chesapeake Police Detective; ]
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A woman said the boy led her to the baby. She said it had no clothes on, just a diaper and it was covered with one light blanket.
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[Missing-Woman]


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The family of a missing California woman says her husband lied to them.
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[SUPER=03-Modesto, CA]


A family spokesperson says police have shown the families "very recent" pictures of Laci Peterson's husband with a girlfriend.
She says Scott Peterson was asked recently by his wife's stepfather whether he was having an affair.
Scott denied it.
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[SOT 19:03:21]
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((KIM PETERSEN/FAMILY SPOKESPERSON; THEY NOW BELIEVE HE LIED TO THEM ABOUT THIS AND POSSIBLE OTHER THINGS AS WELL. THE FAMILY IS ASKING SCOTT TO TELL EVERYTHING HE KNOWS AND COOPERATE WITH THE MODESTO POLICE DEPARTMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Kim Petersen/Family Spokesperson;]
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[OUT Q=Modesto police department.]
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Laci Peterson disappeared Christmas Eve. She's due to give birth February 10th.
Scott Peterson says he was away fishing when his wife vanished.
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[I-81]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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What would you think about paying a toll to use Interstate 81?
That's one of two proposals the Virginia Department of Transportation is now reviewing to widen the highway.

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The plan from Fluor Virginia adds one lane to each side of the interstate and three toll plazas along a 325-mile stretch. All vehicles would pay ... trucks about 10-dollars and automobiles would be charged 3-dollars. The plan costs almost 2-billion and could be completed by 20-11.
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((HERB MORGAN/FLUOR VIRGINIA; THIS IS A CONCEPTUAL PROPOSAL WE EXPECT THIS TO GO TO A DETAILED PROPOSAL AT WHICH TIME YOU CAN WORK OUT SOME OF THOSE IF THERE ARE ISSUES THAT PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO REVIEW AND LOOK AT.))
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Morgan says their plan is cheaper, faster and more environmentally friendly than the competing plan from Star Solutions. That company wants to improve the highway by adding "truck only lanes" where truckers would pay a toll- that's something the truck industry opposes. It would cost over 6-billion dollars and take 15-years to complete.
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[DMV]


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It won't take that long to reopen Virginia's D-M-V offices.
Governor Warner has pledged to reopen them by mid-March.
But some lawmakers say that's not soon enough.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Rocky Mount Republican Allen Dudley says there's no reason why the Governor can't restore services immediately.
He says Warner has the power to reopen the D-M-V offices unilaterally, as opposed to waiting for the General Assembly to officially act.
Dudley is asking his fellow delegates to sign a letter urging the Governor to take immediate action.
He says reopening the offices now will even SAVE money since laid-off workers are receiving severance benefits.
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((DELEGATE ALLEN DUDLEY/(R) ROCKY MOUNT: FAILURE TO ACT NOW WILL NOT ONLY COST $1.5 MILLION IN SEVERANCE PAYMENTS BUT ALSO INCREASES THE POSSIBILITY THAT MANY OF THE LAID-OFF WORKERS MIGHT FIND OTHER EMPLOYMENT.)) ((DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH/(R) SALEM: I THINK THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA WOULD RATHER PAY MONEY TO HAVE THE DMVs OPEN INSTEAD OF PAYING MONEY TO HAVE THEM CLOSED.))
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Dudley, who represents an area that lost a D-M-V office, says he already has twenty signatures on the letter.
The governor's spokesman says Warner is moving as quickly as possible to reopen the offices.
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[Air-Travel]


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The consultant hired to help improve air service in western Virginia says he believes the area can lure a low-fare carrier.
And today, he announced a campaign that could demonstrate the demand for better service.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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((Recent studies suggest that AirTran is the low-fare carrier most likely to serve the Roanoke Regional Airport.
But consultant and former state commerce secretary Barry DuVal told regional leaders that government and the business community must demonstrate strong support.
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[IN Q=If you can get]

((BARRY DUVAL/AIR SERVICE CONSULTANT: IF YOU CAN GET BOTH THE LARGE AND MEDIUM SIZE USERS TOGETHER TO PLEDGE, I THINK THAT THE LOW FARE CARRIERS I'VE BEEN ABLE TO SPEAK WITH BELIEVE THERE IS ENOUGH INTEREST THAT SERVICE IN THE FUTURE COULD BE PROVIDED TO ROANOKE. THERE'S A LOT MORE TRAVEL WHEN FARES DROP THAN WHEN FARES ARE HIGH, SO A LOW FARE CARRIER ACTUALLY STIMULATES A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TRAVEL.))
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Virginia Tech is the airport's largest customer, and Ray Smoot, Tech's Vice President for Administration says the university supports the effort to bring a low-fare carrier to Roanoke.
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((RAY SMOOT/VIRGINIA TECH VICE PRESIDENT: AIRTRAN HAS BECOME A MAJOR CARRIER IN THE GREENSBORO AREA, AND I THINK THAT IF WE ALL WORK TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN HERE.))
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Businesses will be asked how often they travel to AirTran destinations... and how many of those flights they would pledge to the low-fare carrier.
Once those figures are in, DuVal says he believes the region will be able to make a compelling case to AirTran executives.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Shoe-Bomber]


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When it comes to shoe bomber Richard Reid, prosecutors say the proof is in the tapes.
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((NAT SOUND SHOE BLOWING UP))
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Federal prosecutors released two videotapes showing the kind of destruction a shoe bomb would have caused if it were set off on a plane.
They're asking a judge to sentence Richard Reid to life in prison.
Reid has pleaded guilty to trying to blow up an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami in 20-01.
Passengers and crew members overpowered Reid as he tried to light a fuse sticking out of his shoe.
Reid will be sentenced later this month.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
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Christian missionaries ask conservative pastors to tone down anti-muslim rhetoric.
But will they follow suit?
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus training pays off, as rescue workers pull a man from an icy river just a week after practicing the exact same operation.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, folks. Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office - as Cave Spring rips rope tonight in the Colonels' gym. The Roanoke women shoot poorly but still win. Ricky Stokes is hoping to find some 40 minute men tomorrow, while UVa gets ready for Clemson. And the Express rolls out the welcome mat for Cincinnati. Tonight on the Big 7.))

[Iraq]


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A U-S defense official says evidence suggests some of the warheads found yesterday in Iraq were never loaded with a chemical agent.
The empty chemical warheads were found Thursday.
But as Aleen Sirgany reports, the U-S says the discovery is troubling and serious.
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[SUPER=01-Hans Blix/Chief U. N. Weapons Inspector; :46]
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((STOPPING SHORT OF CALLING IT THE GREENLIGHT TO ATTACK IRAQ, THE WHITE HOUSE FRIDAY SAID THE DISCOVERY OF 12 EMPTY CHEMICAL WARHEADS IN BAGHDAD IS TROUBLING AND SERIOUS. AND WARNS IT S PROOF SADDAM HUSSEIN HAS NOT DISARMED. ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: THE REAL ISSUE HERE IS WHAT IS SADDAM HUSSEIN DOING, WHAT IS HE HIDING AND WHAT ELSE HAS HE FAILED TO LIST IN THE DECLARATION. IRAQ ARGUES IT DID LIST THE 12 WARHEADS IN IT S 12-THOUSAND PAGE DECLARATION. CHIEF U-N WEAPONS INSPECTOR HANS BLIX, WHO MET WITH BRITISH PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR AND EARLIER WITH FRENCH PRESIDENT JACQUES CHIRAC, SAID HE S STILL NOT SURE WHETHER THE WARHEADS WERE MENTIONED IN IRAQ S DECLARATION OR NOT. BUT HE PROMISES TO BE BLUNT WITH IRAQI OFFICIALS IN A FACE-TO-FACE MEETING THIS WEEKEND. HANS BLIX/CHIEF U-N WEAPONS INSPECTOR We feel that we need a more sincere and more proactive, to use a modern word, from the Iraqi side. SHOWING NO SIGNS OF BACKING DOWN, A DEFIANT SADDAM HUSSEIN MARKED THE 12TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST GULF WAR WITH A WARNING THAT IRAQI ENEMIES WILL FACE SUICIDE IF THEY ENTER BAGHDAD. BUT U-S TROOPS CONTINUE GEARING UP FOR WAR, UNLOADING ARMORED VEHICLES AND TONS OF COMBAT GEAR FROM A CARGO SHIP IN KUWAIT. KUWAIT IS A HUGE STAGING AREA FOR AMERICAN TROOPS WHO MAY SOON BE CALLED UPON TO FIGHT A WAR IN IRAQ. THE U-S HAD HOPED TO STATION TENS OF THOUSANDS OF TROOPS IN TURKEY, BUT HAVE HAD TO SCALE BACK THOSE PLANS BECAUSE THE COUNTRY WON'T GIVE THEM PERMISSION TO DO IT. AS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Police-Reserves]


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From officers of the law, to officers of the military.
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[SUPER=03-Pulaski/File Tape;]


Thousands of police officers are among the reservists being deployed to the Persian Gulf.
But, small area police departments, like Pulaski, say dealing with the loss may be tought.
Officials there say they are already short-staffed, so losing just one person can cause problems.
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((GARY ROCHE/PULASKI POLICE CHIEF: I MIGHT HAVE TO ASSIGN INVESTIGATORS BACK TO THE STREET. I MIGHT HAVE TO HAVE SERVICES PEOPLE BACK TO THE STREET. I MIGHT HAVE TO PULL SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER OUT OF SCHOOL TO STAFF A STREET POSITION THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS 57:40))
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[VO-NAT]


A total of 30-officers make up the Pulaski police department.
Roche says if the guard is activated in our area, he could lose at least two of his key officers.
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[Falwell]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Christian missionaries working in Muslim countries have written a letter to Southern Baptist leaders asking them to tone down their anti-Islamic rhetoric.
This after an Islamic militant gunned down three hospital workers in Yemen last month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


In October, the Reverend Jerry Falwell referred to the prophet Muhammad as a "violent man" and a "terrorist".
The comments reportedly sparked rioting in India that left five people dead.
Falwell said today pastors should never endanger the lives of their overseas missionaries but they also cannot fail to condemn terrorism.
He also says the killings in Yemen were sparked by a hatred for Christians, Jews and Americans.. and "not" by any statement he's made.
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[Cookie-Fire]


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They were firing up some cookies in L-A, but this is not what workers planed on at the Fantasy Cookie company.
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[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA]


The building caught fire. That meant the cookies were not just baked, they were burned.
About 85 firefighters fought the blaze, but they were forced out because of heat and flames.
The fire sent a pillar of smoke hundreds of feet into the sky. It could be seen for forty miles away.
No one was hurt and the cause of the blaze has not been determined.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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Graduation ceremonies at one area university are just getting too big.
Find out what's being done about it, next.
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[VO-NAT]


And a slithering save for these firefighters.
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[Commercial]

[Tech-Commencement]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Virginia Tech students graduating this Spring will now get their recognition a few hours earlier.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;]


For years, the school has held its Spring university-wide commencement ceremony on Saturday morning, but, officials say from now on, it will be held Friday evening.
They say the move was necessary because there were too many events taking place on Saturday, and they were beginning to run out of places for individual college ceremonies.
The university says because most people arrive in town Friday evening anyway, it shouldn't cause any big problems for students or their families.
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[Dive-Rescue]


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When an Ohio man lost control of his car and ended up in an icy river, luck found him and irony helped rescue him.
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[SUPER=03-Columbus, OH]

When Rescue workers got a call there had been an accident they were only given an intersection.. no one thought to look in the river. But one crew took the back way to the scene and that's when they found this car submerged in icy water. The driver had apparently lost control of his car-- gone through a guardrail, and over a cliff before landing in the river.
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((MARK LUNDY/FIRE AND RESCUE: THE BIGGEST CONCERN WITH HIM WAS THE ICY WATER THAT HE WAS SITTING IN. IF HE'D HAVE BEEN UPSIDE DOWN HE'D PROBABLY BEEN SUBMERGED IN THAT SO. REPORTER: THIS GUY'S PRETTY LUCKY. LUNDY: ABSOLUTELY, HE'S VERY LUCKY.))
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Ironically, the first two people to find the man had just completed a water rescue exercise the week before. The 54- year- old driver suffered only minor injuries.
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[S-Extra]


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Hoops and hockey hilites are on the way along with ACC basketball news and words from Ricky Stokes. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wednesday Night; :00]

The National Basketball Development League terminated Kareem Poole's NBDL contract effective immediately TODAY for violating league policy. Poole averaged 3 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assists in the nine games he played with the Dazzle. He also was suspended last season when he played with Columbus.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Roanoke Express opened up a two game weekend home stand last night against Cincinnati.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Cyclones vs. Express; :00]

These two teams only play twice the entire season, so it's important to make the most of their opportunities to knock the heck out of each other. Chad Mazurak and Jeff Mercer do the honors. After the fight - Roanoke on the power play - converts as Cam Bristow gets the goal and the Express take a 2-to-1 lead in the first. The Cyclones would work their own magic as they get the puck to Aaron Brand who finds the back of the net.
[SUPER=38-Cincinnati/3/Roanoke/7;]

But Roanoke wins it 7 to 3. The Express hosts Richmond tonight.
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[S-Fleming]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-142 842TC]
[GRAPHIC=high school hoops]

In the high school ranks last night - many schools postponed, but a large number also played including Fleming and Cave Spring.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Knights vs. Colonels; :00]

The Fleming cheerleaders were keeping things lively last night, and a here's a welcome sight for Colonel fans - Marcus Brower back from a broken leg strokes the three pointer. But Brower and the Colonels were no match for the Knights' Adam Trumbower. The senior shot the lights out last night hitting not one, but five three pointers. Trumbower beat the Colonels with his long bombs and his dribble drives - as he creates this hoop in traffic.
[super=33-Cave Spring/68/William Fleming/57;]

Trumbower nets 33 as Cave Spring wins another Blue Ridge game 68-to-57.
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[S-ODAC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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There was some college action as well last night as we head inside the Bast Center where Roanoke's women hosted Hollins.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Roanoke vs. Hollins; :00]

Susan Dunagan's women were playing the first of two straight home games. And the Maroons' Katrina Williams - the Glenvar Product - finds Liz Sloop underneath for an easy two as the Maroons open the scoring. Roanoke again, and again Sloop will pass to Jenny Schafer. And Jennifer will can the off-balance two pointer. Hollins' Brandy Cochran would make her move by splitting two
[super=33-Hollins/53/Roanoke/66; ]

defenders and scoring, but Roanoke gets another ODAC win with the 66-TO-53 victory.
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[S-Hokies]


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The Virginia Tech ticket office still has a few hundred tickets available for the UVA game. The Hokies and the Cavaliers square off Tuesday at the Cassell in a 7-30 tip.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Yesterday Ricky Stokes and the Hokies were back on the practice floor preparing for tonight's Big East home opener against Providence. The Hokies have been competitive in three straight losses, but the focus this week has been on playing a full forty minutes.
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[SUPER=01-Ricky Stokes/Hokies Head Coach; :03]
[SUPER=01-Brian Chase/Averaging 8.1 Points Per Game; :20]
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[S-Connect]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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Another big weekend of ACC hoops is on the way tomorrow and Sunday. [go to pinnacle 6157] With more on the mathcups and much more here's Steve Mason with a brand new weekly segment on News 7 - the Atlantic Coast Connection.
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[SUPER=01-Travis Watson/15 Points, 10 Rebounds a Game Average; :22]
[SUPER=01-Keith Jenifer/7.1 Points, 5.5 Assists Per Game Average; :35]
[SUPER=01-J. J. Redick/17.1 Points a Game Average; :52]
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[SUPER=01-Rashad McCants/Averaging 18.5 Points a Game for UNC; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Chris Duhon/Duke Point Guard; 1:31]
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[OUT Q=.....that's a wrap for the WDBJ Atlantic Coast Connection"]
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((STEVE MASON:THE WDBJ ATLANTIC COAST CONNECTION WILL TAKE US TO NORTH CAROLINA, DUKE AND VIRGINIA. THE STORY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE SURROUNDS THE EMERGENCE OF POINT GUARD KEITH JENIFER AND THE CONSISTENCY OF SENIOR INSIDE INTIMIDATOR TRAVIS WATSON.
Watson is the nation's ninth ranked rebounder. He has averaged 22 points in the last two games and is the Wahoos leading scorer. ((TRAVIS WATSON:))
UVa point guard Keith Jenifer scored in double figures once in the first 11 games. He is averaging 10 points a contest in his last three. ((KEITH JENIFER:))
Duke's J.J. Redick scored a career high 34 points against Virginia. Playing against two of his former AAU teammates, Jason Clark and Elton Brown fueled his fire. ((J.J. REDICK:))
North Carolina fab freshman Rashad McCants was one of Redick's AAU rivals and the UNC leading scorer expected Redick to be the Blue Devils top offensive weapon. ((RASHAD MCCANTS:))
Duke takes on Maryland Saturday at the Comecast Center and not Cole Field House. The Terps are coming off their first ACC loss since last January 17 against, the Blue Devils. ((CHRIS DUHON/DUKE POINT GUARD:)) YOU CAN CATCH THE ACC RIGHT HERE ON YOUR HOMETOWN STATION SATURDAY IN A DOUBLE HEADER. THE CAVALIERS ARE GUNNING FOR THEIR THIRD WIN IN FOUR TRIPS TO LITTLE JOHN ARENA, TIP OFF AGAINST CLEMSON IS SET FOR 1:30 HERE ON WDBJ. THEN AT EIGHT, 8 AND 4 N.C STATE WILL TRY AND SNAP A TWO GAME LOSING STREAK AT 9 AND 5 FLORIDA STATE, RIGHT HERE ON YOUR HOMETOWN STATION. THAT'S A WRAP FOR THE WDBJ ATLANTIC COAST CONNECTION.))

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UVa is being picked as "player" on the national scene in football next season and today the Cavs released their 2003 schedule.
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[go to pinnacle first half of schedule 6170]
The Cavs open at home with Duke and play four of their first six games on the road - including out of conference visits to South Carolina and Western Michigan. Colorado State and Penn State are gone - and they are replaced by the Broncos and
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[go to pinnacle second half of schedule 6169] Troy State. The Trojans were 4 and 8 last year. The Cavs open the second half of their 12 game schedule with a home date against Florida State and they close at home against the Hokies on the 29th of November. The schedule also includes a Thursday night game at Maryland.
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When firefighters responded to a warehouse fire in Florida they ended up rescuing some unlikely victims.
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After cutting the door open crews entered this building to find lots of smoke and about 50 snakes. The serpents were immediately carried outside and given oxygen... one was found dead. They were then transported to an animal hospital where they're listed in serious condition. Other animals, such as opossums and hedgehogs, were also discovered in the building, but the owner was no where to be found. Rescue personnel say they attended to the snakes as if they were humans because they're a pet to someone. (------------)