[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith]

D-Day Memorial officials say they're close to settling their debts.
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[VO-NAT]

And wind moves Mack trucks on the interstate like so many Tonka trucks.
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[Sports-head]


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IN sports, Ronde Barber and his mom talk about reaching the Super bowl for a second time, the Big Orange rolls out the mats, we visit with Tony Stewart on the Nascar media tour
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[VO-NAT]


and another installment of the Atlantic Coast Connection coming right at ya.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=None]


40 to 60 mile an hour wind gusts this morning will give way to a slight warming trend for the weekend. I'll have your forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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((I THINK THAT TODAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REAL RAY OF SUNSHINE.))
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[OUT Q=ray of sunshine.]
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[VO-NAT]


The National D-Day Memorial Foundation say a settlement with two major creditors could be signed within a week.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at 6]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Shannon is off tonight.

[D-Day]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-49 TC1:08:16]
[GRAPHIC=National D-Day Memorial]


Foundation officials say they are very close to an agreement with the architect and the builder of the D-Day Memorial.
Today, they said the foundation's reorganization plan will provide for the full compensation of all creditors.

[***ROLL BACKGROUND VO***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & JoeD/Pulpit;]


Joe Dashiell attended the news conference, and is in the studio tonight with more on today's announcement.
Keith, the specific details of the agreement will have to wait until the parties sign a written settlement, perhaps as early as next week.
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]


But this afternoon, officials from the National D-Day Memorial Foundation said the mediation that began in December is moving quickly toward "a happy conclusion."
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[SUPER=01-Bill McIntosh/Foundation President; :00]
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[SUPER=01-Rich Maxwell/Foundation Attorney; :27]
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[OUT Q=and we all know that Spring is out there.]
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[IN Q=The result of that process]

((BILL MCINTOSH/FOUNDATION PRESIDENT: THE RESULT OF THAT PROCESS IS A GENERAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE FOUNDATION, COLEMAN ADAMS CONSTRUCTION AND DIXON ARCHITECTS AND ASSOCIATES.))
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[OUT Q=architects and associates.]


Foundation president Bill McIntosh says all creditors will be paid dollar for dollar, within a specified period of time.
Though a few details remain to be ironed out, officials say, the parties have come a long way in the last 45 days.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We've had]

((RICH MAXWELL/FOUNDATION ATTORNEY: WE'VE HAD GREAT COOPERATION FROM DICKSON ARCHITECTS AND COLEMAN-ADAMS TO REACH SOMETHING WE CAN LIVE WITH AND THEY CAN LIVE WITH. ))
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[OUT Q=and they can live with.]


Officials hope all of the creditors will ultimately approve the foundation's reorganization plan, and the D-Day Memorial can emerge from the black cloud of bankruptcy.
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(( IF YOU'VE GOT THE WIND, SPRING CAN'T BE FAR BEHIND. AND LORD KNOWS WE'VE HAD THE WIND AND WE'VE HAD THE SNOW METAPHORICALLY AND LITERALLY AND WE ALL KNOW THAT SPRING IS OUT THERE.))
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[OUT Q=that spring is out there.]))
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[***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Pulpit]


McIntosh says there are some positive notes on the fundraising front... including the formation of a committee that will include development professionals from around Virginia... many of whom have national reputations.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & JoeD /Pulpit;]


Keith, the foundation is promising a thorough report on the specifics of the settlement and its plans to climb out of bankruptcy once the agreement is signed.


[I-77-Wrecks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-46 TC1:48:57]
[GRAPHIC=I-77 Accident]

Wind strong enough to knock over a 20-ton tractor trailer, not just one but several of them. That's how bad it was on Interstate-77 in Carroll County this morning. New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens has details.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Schukraft/Truck Driver; :10]
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(([9:08 NATS OF TRUCKS & HIGH WINDS SIGN] Never underestimate the power of the wind.
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[RUNS :04] ((IT'S WINDY ENOUGH TO BLOW OVER A 40-THOUSAND POUND VEHICLE EXTREMELY WINDY 3:26)) And that is exactly what it did around six this morning along Interstate-77, when state troopers say 100-mile-per-hour winds toppled five tractor trailers in the Fancy Gap Mountain area.
[SOT :59]

[RUNS :07] ((JERRY DAVIS/STATE POLICE: ESSENTIALLY WHAT HAPPENED IS ALL OF THESE TRAILERS ALL OF THE TRUCKS INVOLVED IN THESE ACCIDENTS WERE EITHER EMPTY OR UNLOADED OR VERY LIGHTLY LOADED AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT 1:06)) Davis says none of the drivers was seriously hurt, but the accidents forced police to shut-down part of the northbound lane for more than six hours. Traffic was shifted onto the shoulder and empty trailers and other large vehicles were rerouted. But, Davis says incidents like these are not uncommon for this stretch of the highway.
[SOT 1:56]

[RUNS :08] (( THIS IS PROBABLY THE TENTH NUMBER OF VEHICLES THAT I DEALT WITH, VEHICLES THAT HAVE BLOWN OVER SIMPLY FROM THE WINDY CONDITIONS HERE ON THE MOUNTAIN. 2:04)) And that's something Mike Schukraft says he's never experienced in the more than 15-years he's driven trucks. But, he admits he has come close.
[SOT 6:31]

[RUNS :06] ((MIKE SCHUKRAFT: IF IT STARTS WHIPPING YOU AROUND A LOT YOU HAVE TO SLOW DOWN. IF YOU JUST HAVE TO STOP, YOU STOP, THAT'S ABOUT ALL YOU CAN DO 6:37)) And clearly looking at what happened today, even that at times, is not enough. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Carroll County.))
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[SCHOOLTOUCH]SCHOOL CLOSING [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST WATER LEVELS

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[Elliston-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC52:37]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]

A trip to Tennessee ended tragically for a Montgomery County family. Three members of the same family and a friend were on their way home yesterday when their van was struck on Interstate 81 in Kingsport.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Teresa /NEwsroom;]

Teresa Hamilton outlines the story and has some community reaction.
[LIVE= Teresa /FULL NEwsroom]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]

Keith, the victims in this crash are from the communities of Elliston and Shawsville... where word of the accident spread quickly in the tight community.
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[SUPER=01-Ed Green/Eastern Montgomery High School; :27 QUICK!!]
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[OUT Q=with his family.]

(( It's been a hard day for family and friends of 47- year old Joyce Poff of Shawsville. Yesterday-- Poff and her 17 year old son Joey Mendez were killed when Poff lost control of the family van on I-81 in Kingsport. Poff's older son, Travis survived the crash with minor injuries. But a family friend would also perish in the accident. Police say 18- year old Brad Dickerson of Elliston died at the scene.
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(( ED GREEN/EASTERN MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL: IT MAKES YOU REALIZE HOW PRECIOUS LIFE REALLY IS AND WHAT CAN HAPPEN TO ANY OF US AT ANY GIVEN TIME. )) [runs06]
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Ed Green works at Eastern Montgomery High school and knew Brad Dickerson-- who was a senior at the school along with his twin brother.
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((HE WAS A TOUGH HARD NOSED KID, BUT HE HAD A VERY BIG HEART HE AT TIMES, HE WORKED VERY VERY HARD, HE WAS IN THE COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAM, HE WORKED AT THE PANCAKE HOUSE IN SALEM.,)) [runs10]
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Ed Green also knew Travis-- who played football and wrestled before graduating a few years ago. He says it will no doubt be hard on the young man who has to cope with a double loss.
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(( TRAVIS HAS A LONG WAY TO GO AND I'M SURE HE'S GOING TO BE NEEDING COUNSELING AND I'M SURE THE PROPER PEOPLE WILL BE WORKING WITH TRAVIS TO GET OVER THIS TRAGIC LOSS WITH HIS FAMILY. )) [runs09]
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[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Newsroom]

Police say Joyce Poff was apparently taking an exit ramp when she lost control of the van on a slick patch- and slid into the path of a tractor trailer.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Teresa /Newsroom Pod;]

Keith, friends say the four had been vacationing in Tennessee-- and were returning to Virginia when the crash happened.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Firefighters battle cold, wind and flames in Montgomery County this morning.
That's next on News Seven at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And the area's poshest hotel faces a possible strike over healthcare for its workers.
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[Fires]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC23:55]
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Firefighters in western Virginia had to work under some tough conditions this morning and last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elliston/This Morning;]


A mobile home in Montgomery County went up in flames just after four- A-M.
Firefighters called out to Homer Lane in the cold wind found the place fully involved when they arrived.
Authorities took two people to the hospital, but officials provided no information about them.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;]


ROANOKE County officials say a faulty chimney flue started the fire that destroyed a house on Starlight Lane last night.
The 71-year-old women renting the house lost everything; she's staying with a relative.
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[Schell]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
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Police in Christiansburg are investigating the circumstances surrounding what appears to be a suspicious death.
49-year-old Frederick Schell was pronounced dead on arrival Sunday at Montgomery Regional Hospital.
Officials say the cause of his death has NOT been determined.



[Greenbrier]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC1:44:44]
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Health care costs are pushing another local union to consider the picket line. General Electric employees walked out over the issue for two-days earlier this month.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-White Sulphur Springs, WV]

Now about 13-hundred union workers from The Greenbrier hotel in West Virginia say they're not happy with proposed health care premium increases. Last night the group approved a strike authorization measure. The union has been negotiating with the hotel since October on a contract that expires January 31st.
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((PETER BOSTIC/H.E.R.E LOCAL 863; THEY'RE WANTING TO INCREASE THE EMPLOYEES CO-PAYMENT PER MONTH FROM $68 CURRENTLY TO $100, AND ALSO THEY WANT TO ADD AN ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT WHICH THERE CURRENTLY ISN'T ONE.))
[SUPER=01-Peter Bostic/H. E. R. E. Local 863;]
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[OUT Q=CURRENTLY ISN'T ONE.]
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[VO-NAT]

Bostic says they would like to negotiate with the company and avoid a strike. There are a total of 17-hundred workers at The Greenbrier, about 13-hundred of them union members. Hotel officials have no comment.
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[AEP-Earnings]


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A dismal fourth-quarter earnings report has American Electric Power re-thinking its operations.
A-E-P lost 837-million dollars last quarter.
The company blamed the collapse of wholesale markets and investments in businesses that didn't pan out.
A-E-P said today it will sell off assets that don't have to do with its main business of generating and selling electricity.
Units up for review include coal, overseas utilities and telecommunications.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Worries about a war with Iraq sent stocks into a tail spin. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW tumbled 238 points.
NASDAQ dropped 46.
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[Eavesdropping]


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Their former party director is under indictment...but Republicans are downplaying speculation that more in the G-O-P could be implicated in the eavesdropping scandal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Ed Matricardi is facing five counts of illegal wiretapping for listening in on two conference calls of Democratic leaders.
Claudia Tucker, a former aide to ex-Speaker Vance Wilkins, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for her role in the controversy.
But Democrats say more Republicans were involved.
They want to know what role, if any, Wilkins or Jeff Ryer, a former aide to Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith, played in the matter.
Republican lawmakers say it is no longer their concern.
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: ALL THESE FOLKS ARE PRIVATE CITIZENS NOW. NONE OF THEM WORK FOR US. NONE OF THEM ARE HERE. SO I DON'T KNOW THAT IT MATTERS.)) ((DEL. FRANK HALL/D-RICHMOND: I HOPE AND BELIEVE AND EXPECT THE U-S ATTORNEY IS GOING TO BE FAIR. HE'S GOING TO BE EVEN-HANDED AND HE'S GOING TO BRING ALL OF THOSE TO JUSTICE WHO IN FACT HAVE VIOLATED THE LAW.))
[SUPER=@Griffith; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Frank Hall/(D) Richmond; :08]
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[OUT Q=HAVE VIOLATED THE LAW.]
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[VO-NAT]


Last year Wilkins denied any knowledge of the scheme. He has NOT been charged with any wrongdoing.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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A chat with Geraldine Barber and her second super bowl son, Tony Stewart talks about being cup champion,
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[VO-NAT]

and we will take you to William Byrd where some of the best wrestlers in the state are competing in the two day event.


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[S-Barbers]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-141 30:34]
[GRAPHIC=Super bowl 37]


Tampa Bay makes it's Super Bowl debut agianst the Raiders.
[graphic=tiki and ronde barber]


Buccanners corner Ronde Barber is playing in his first super bowl and has sought advice from brother Tiki, who played in the big game a few years ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Ronde can also look to a veteran super bowl mom in Geraldine who has been quite busy with network television since she is one of the only moms that will have two sons play in the super bowl.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Geraldine Barber/Ronde & Tiki's Mom; ;00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=for it's athletics"]
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[VO-NAT]


Ronde has been the cornerstone to Tampa's corners, but when it comes to this game, he listend closey to Tiki about what the super bowl means
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/Tampa Bay Cornerback; :]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=take advantage of it"]
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[S-Bruce]


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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :00]


The Washington Times is reporting that Redskins defensive end Bruce Smith will not retire and return for a 19th season. He is 39 years old and is three sacks short of passing Reggie White's all time NFL sack record of 198.
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[S-Wrestle]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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The 27th Big Orange Wrestling tournament rolled out the mats for 16 teams today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]


William Byrd is hosting the tourney. Christiansburg is the defending champion and has won two of the last three Big Orange tournaments.
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[SUPER=01-Kevin Dresser/Christiansburg Head Wrestling Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=.....as last year"]
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[VO-NAT]


Byrd and Botetourt field undefeated wrestlers this season. The Cavaliers Ryan Broughman is the defending Big Orange champ.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Broughman/20-0 This Season; :00]
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[OUT Q=whose who around here"]
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[S-Tony]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-137 3458TC]
[GRAPHIC=MEDIA TOUR]

Bad weather in Charlotte almost kept Tony Stewart from his appearance on the NASCAR media tour this week. And while it's a new year, same old Tony.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Tony Stewart/2002 Winston Cup Champ; :00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=...43 guys out there every week."]
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[S-Suntrust]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-134 49:18]
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The Suntrust basketball tournament tips off tomorrow at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Last year, a sell out crowd came out to watch Oak Hill take on J.J. Redick and Cave Spring.
This year the event has moved to the Roanoke Civic Center and the eight teams present a talented field.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Woody Deans/Suntrust Tournament Director; :00]
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[OUT Q=very close games"]
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[VO-NAT]


Action begins with the Celtics and the Colonels followed by Fork Union and Hargrave. PH battles Dudley and then the Knights take on Dobyns Bennett.
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[S-Maroons]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-147 TC954]
[GRAPHIC=RC Basketball]


The Roanoke College Maroons embarks on a three game road swing at Randolph-Macon, Virginia Wesleyan, and Eastern Mennonite, a stretch vital to the Maroons ODAC finish.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Page Moir/Maroons Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=in the ODAC at least."]
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[S-Coast]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-138]
[GRAPHIC=50th anniversary ACC]


Virginia snapped a three game losing streak last night thanks in part to Majestic Mapp.
[graphic=full screen Atlantic Coast Connection]

Mapp, Travis Watson and UVa top recruit J.R. Reynolds are the focus of WDBJ's Atlantic Coast Connection.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/UVa Head Basketball Coach; :15]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC; :22]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :26]
[SUPER=01-Travis Watson/14.6 Pts., 10 Rebounds Per Game Average; :34]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville; :47]
[SUPER=01-Steve Smith/Oak Hill Head Basketball Coach; 1:22]
[SUPER=01-J. R. Reynolds/Oak Hill Guard; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=.......glad I made the choice"]
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((His come back has been slow, but Mapp has become the Wahoos compass, even in limited action. His presence provides direction and leadership for his team. ((PETE GILLEN/UVA HEAD FOOTBALL COACH:))
While Mapp is finding his way, the Cavaliers are simply lost on the road. Virginia is a perfect 8 and Oh at home this season but the Wahoos are 1 and 5 away from University Hall. ((TRAVIS WATSON/UVA SENIOR FORWARD:))
Watson, a senior, attended Oak Hill Academy and will miss former Roanoke Catholic star J.R. Reynolds, who is playing out this season at Oak Hill before he enrolls at Virginia next fall. Reynolds is playing with some of the top recruits in the country. Reynolds and Watson might be five years a part, but both share the same feelings about how positive the Oak Hill experience is for a high school player.)) ((:)) ((:))
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[anchor-steve]
[graphic=atlantic coast connection]


Reynolds is having a solid season at Oak Hill. He is the team's second leading scorer and the warriors best three po int shooter.