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Coming up on News 7-
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A local family with a son deployed overseas weighs in on the possibility of war with Iraq. Volvo announces plans to call back hundreds of laid- off workers. And, a local high school athlete is honored for tackling a subject... but this defeat had nothing to do with the gridiron.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.

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President Bush addresses Congress and the nation for nearly an hour-- in what some are calling the most important speech he's ever given.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NEws 7 @ 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton. Jean has the evening off.

[State-Union]


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The economy, war and taxes were all subjects in tonight's state of the union address. Teri Okita has highlights and reaction from Washington.
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((TRACK: FEARING THAT TALK OF WAR WOULD OVERSHADOW HIS ADDRESS, PRESIDENT BUSH BEGAN BY LAYING OUT HIS DOMESTIC AGENDA INCLUDING A 674-BILLION DOLLAR, 10-YEAR TAX PLAN TO REVIVE THE ECONOMY.
SOT: (Bush ) Jobs are created when the economy grows. The economy grows when Americans have more money to spend and in

vest; and the best and fairest way to make sure Americans have the money is not to tax it away in the first place. (:15) TRACK: MR. BUSH HIGHLIGHTED PROPOSED CHANGES TO MEDICARE AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAMS AND TOUCHED ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND COMPASSION FOR THE LESS FORTUNATE. BUT MANY AMERICANS REALLY WANTED TO HEAR ABOUT HIS REASONS FOR A POSSIBLE WAR WITH IRAQ. THE PRESIDENT SAYS SADDAM HUSSEIN IS NOT DISARMING, HE'S DECEIVING.
SOT: (Bush) From intelligence sources, we know, for instance, that thousands of Iraqi security personnel are at work hi

ding documents and materials from the UN inspectors, sanitizing inspection sites and monitoring the inspectors themselves. TRACK: THE PRESIDENT SAYS SADDAM HAS NOT ACCOUNTED FOR MASS QUANTITIES OF MATERIAL THAT CAN PRODUCE CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS AND THAT THESE WEAPONS COULD END UP IN THE HANDS OF TERRORISTS, LIKE THOSE WHO ATTACKED THE COUNTRY ON SEPTEMBER 11TH.
SOT: (Bush) Imagine those 19-hijackers with other weapons, and other plans this time, armed by Saddam Hussein. It wo

uld take just one vial, one canister, one crate slipped into this country to bring a day of horror like none we have ever known. TRACK: DEMOCRATS SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT'S WAR ON TERROR BUT SAY HE NEEDS TO CONCENTRATE MORE ON DOMESTIC ISSUES. (Super: Washington Gov. Gary Locke/Democratic Governors Association)
SOT: To be strong abroad we need to be strong at home... wrong direction.
(Super: Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington)

STANDUP: The President also announced the creation of a terrorist threat integration center that merges all intelligence information from places like the CIA, FBI, and Homeland Security into a single location for analysis. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))


[Military-Parents]


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Also listening closely to the President's State of the Union Address were the families of the nation's servicemen and women. That was the case here in western Virginia where many are left to wonder what the next few weeks will bring for their loved ones.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Teresa & JoeD /Newsroom Pod;]


Joe Dashiell is in the studio tonight, with that part of the story.
[LIVE= Newsroom Pod /FULL]
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Teresa, as more troops are deployed overseas, more families in our area are feeling a very personal connection to the possibility of war.
That's certainly true for the Mahaffey family in Rockbridge County.
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((WE'RE THERE NOW. AND IF WE'RE GOING TO DO SOMETHING WE NEED TO DO IT. AND IT NEEDS TO BE OVER, BECAUSE OUR COUNTRY NEEDS TO MOVE FORWARD.)) [RUNS:10]
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Barbara Mahaffey says she is still trying to understand why we're preparing to engage Iraq, but also worries that more delays will only increase the risk for US troops.
Her son, 19- year- old Phillip Mahaffey, is a private first class in the U.S. Army, a soldier stationed at Fort Hood Texas, who has spent most of his enlistment overseas.
He returned from Kuwait last October just in time for his wedding, and was redeployed early this year, days after learning his wife Melissa was pregnant with their first child.
From their home outside Lexington, Barbara and Tim Mahaffey, their sons Chris and Ethan keep a close eye on world events, their thoughts never far from the family member who is half a world away.
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[IN Q=You know I worry]

((YOU KNOW I WORRY ABOUT MY SON. BARBARA DOES LIKE YOU COULDN'T BELIEVE OUR SON'S BLOOD RUNS RED, WHITE AND BLUE. AND WE'RE VERY PROUD OF HIM AND GLAD THAT I KNOW HE'S DOING WHAT HE WANTS TO DO NOW. AND WE'RE SURE THAT HE'LL BE HOME SAFE. )) [RUNS:19]
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Barbara Mahaffey has another son serving in the U.S Air Force. For now, he remains at his post in Georgia, but could be ordered overseas.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Teresa & JoeD /NEwsroom Pod;]


Teresa, a growing number of families in our area can tell similar stories, and will be joining the Mahaffeys in their hope that U-S troops will return home safely, and as soon as possible.

[Conner]


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A high school student-athelete was honored tonight, but not for his grades or work on the football field.
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16 year old Aaron Conner got special recognition tonight for breaking up a robbery at a Roanoke restaurant.
Roanoke County Supervisors thanked the teenager for tackling a masked man who had just taken money from a Western Sizzlin cashier.
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[SOT 09:24]
[IN Q=It's one thing]

((FUZZY MINNIX/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR; IT'S ONE THING TO HAVE GOOD INTENTIONS WHEN SOMETHING'S GOING ON, BUT QUITE ANOTHER TO SIEZE THE BULL BY THE HORNS AND GET THERE.))
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Conner is a running back for William Byrd High School.
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Two years ago, the old passenger station for the Virginian Railway went up in flames. Tomorrow's anniversary may bring a plan to save the Roanoke landmark.
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The building suffered heavy damage when fire spread from a burning trailer nearby.
The Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation have scheduled a news conference at the site tomorrow morning.
And officials say they will discuss the fate of the station then.
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[Volvo]


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Hundreds of workers at the Volvo plant in the New River Valley will soon be back on the job.
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The company says it plans to recall 300-laid off workers sometime in late April.
Officials say they plan to increase the production rate for both of its truck lines around that time, and will need more people to get the job done.
Officials say the plant will increase its daily Volvo truck production from 44-a-day to 56 and its Mack line from 18 to 43-a-day.
About 18-hundred people now work at the Dublin plant. That's about the same number of people laid off from the plant over the last two years.
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The House of Delegates today approved a bill that requires clergy to report suspected child abuse.
But some lawmakers are concerned it may prevent some families from seeking help.
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Delegate Kathy Byron's bill would add members of the clergy to the list of occupations that must tell the state when they see evidence of child neglect and abuse.
Teachers and social workers are already required to do so.
But some lawmakers say it may hurt the relationships priests or pastors have with their congregation.
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((DEL. JACKIE STUMP/(D) BUCHANAN CO.: I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO SEE ALOT OF PEOPLE WILL STOP GOING TO THEIR PASTORS BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING TO BE AFRAID.)) ((DEL. KATHY BYRON/(R) LYNCHBURG: WE CERTAINLY WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE PROTECTING THE CONFIDENTIALITY BETWEEN A PASTOR AND HIS CONGREGATION BUT BY THE SAME TOKEN WE HAVE SMALL CHILDREN WE WANT TO SEE THEY ARE PROTECTED AND GET THE PROTECTIONS THEY DESERVE AS WELL.))
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[VO-NAT]


The Senate has already approved a similar measure.
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[Abandoned-Boy]


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He says his name is Jacob-- but little else is known about a little boy found abandoned in a department store.
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The three year old is currently in foster care, while police in Salt Lake City try to find his family. On Saturday, a surveillance camera at a ShopKo store captured a stocky man walking into the store with a boy.
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The man then put the child in a shopping cart, hands him a toy, and walks away. The camera images don't provide a good look at the man, but the boy says he knows him.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Invesitgators say they now know what caused a deadly commuter plane crash in Charlotte.
That's next on News 7.
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((Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office - as the the district racein the Blue Ridge follows a predictably tight path tonight. Also, the Deacons deliver a Wake up call at Clemson. Ronde and Bucs celebrate in Tampa, plus Jordan is in the all-star game and Roanoke's Robby Pridgen is linked to Lebron

- tonight on the Big 7.))[Charlotte-Crash]


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Faulty cables may be behind the crash of a commuter plane in Charlotte earlier this month.
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[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/January 8;]

Investigators say the cables that were connected to the plane's tail caused it to take off at too steep an angle. A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says one cable was about two inches longer than the other. And it says the instrument panel on the plane showed the nose of the aircraft was pointing down when it was really up.
The crash killed 21 people.
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Two- half brothers in California are accused of strangling and dismembering their mother. According to one of the men-- the killing was patterned after an episode of "The Sopranos". Chris Lawrence has the story.
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((It was a mob-style hit, but the accused are no gangsters, and the victim was their own mother. Tuesday two brothers were arraigned for the murder in Orange County, California.
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Jason Bautista and his teenage brother were charged with strangling their mother, Jane. Detectives say Jason told them The Sopranos TV show inspired him to cut off his mother s head and hands.
(JIM AMORMINO/ORANGE CO. SHERIFF S DEPT.)

He stated that after they severed the body part in The Sopranos, they placed that item in a bowling bag. Police discovered Jane Bautista s head and hands stuffed in duffel bags hidden in a closet at home. But just a day after she was killed, police say the brothers tried to put her body in a dumpster.
(PETE MARTINEZ/SECURITY GUARD)

I saw two men trying to pick up a bag. Security guard Pete Martinez confronted the brothers.
(PETE MARTINEZ/SECURITY GUARD)

When they picked it back up, I saw a foot a human foot. And so that alerted me and I ordered them to put it down. Martinez says they put the bag in the trunk and drove off but not before he caught the number on their license plate. Police say the sons drove to a highway turn-off and dropped their mother s body in a ravine.
(CHRIS LAWRENCE/CBS NEWS)

And at least publicly, police won t even speculate why the brothers may have done it.
(SHERIFF MIKE CARONA/ORANGE COUNTY)

I don t know what motive you could possibly give for killing your mother, cutting off her head cutting off her hands.
The younger brother is only 15 years old. But prosecutors have decided to try both as adults. Chris Lawrence CBS News.))

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A special grand jury in Nelson County has finished its investigation into the 1998 murder of Jeffrey Quick.. but has "not" issued any indictments.
Quick disappeared from his home near Tyro nearly five years ago.
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Campbell County resident Frank Farinacci was seen there several times that day.. and the jury believes Farinacci, acting alone, murdered Quick.
Farinacci was killed by his wife last February..
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authorities say Elizabeth Farinacci murdered her husband to cover up her own role in the disposal of Quick's body which has never been recovered.
The rest of the grand jury's report has been sealed.
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The Reverend Jerry Falwell says the city of Lynchburg has nothing to fear from his planned purchase of the Ericsson industrial site on Candler's Mountain Road.
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Falwell is buying the 900-thousand square foot facility for ten million dollars, and plans to relocate his Thomas Road Baptist Church and Lynchburg Christian Academy there.
He's not asking the city to rezone the property.. only to allow him to locate a church there under the law's compatible use clause.
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((JERRY FALWELL JR./LIBERTY U. ATTORNEY: AND SOME OF THE USES THAT ARE PERMITTED BY RIGHT ARE UNION HALLS, ARMORIES, OTHER USES THAT ARE SIMILAR TO CHURCHES IN THAT THEY INVOLVE PUBIC ASSEMBLY, SO WE THINK IT'S A REASONABLE WAY TO GO.))
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[VO-NAT]


Falwell would continue to lease about a third of the property to S-C-I manufacturing.
He also wants to sell about 20 acres of land to a developer to turn into a retail shopping center.
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[Police-Station]


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Residents and local leaders hope a new police station in Southeast Roanoke will increase police visiblity and bring a new sense of community.
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Officials cut the ribbon today at 1015 Jamison Avenue. The site will house the new offices of the department's COPE squad. COPE stands for Community Oriented Policing Effort. The office was opened as a way to address the concerns of the community. The renovated fire station will be also be used periodically as extra office space and as a meeting place for local citizens.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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At 55, many people are thinking about retirement.
But one 55 year old woman is a new mother tonight... thanks to some help from her adult daughter.
We'll explain next on News 7
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[VO-NAT]


And ski resorts in this area may be snowed under, but it's another story for many out West.
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[Pregnant-55]


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A 55- year old old woman in California has given birth-- using an egg donated by her daughter.
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The new mom had a healthy eight pound, twelve ounce baby girl... named Monika.
She says age doesn't bother her a bit--she thinks it may actually help.
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((ELENA MESZAROS / 55-YEAR OLD MOM, THIS PREGNANCY IS DIFFERENT THAN 25 YEARS AGO BECAUSE WHEN YOU'RE YOUNG, YOU HAVE TO HAVE A BABY BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT A COUPLE DO AFTER THEY'RE MARRIED))
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Elena and her second husband have been trying to have a baby for ten years now, and a donated egg from her adult daughter helped make it possible.
The father says he is happy that it's a girl, so he won't have to go out and play basketball when he is almost seventy years old.
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[Ski-Resort]


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While our region has been seeing lots of snow and cold temperatures, a mild winter out west is giving ski resorts a much harder time.
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[SUPER=03-Hoodoo Ski Resort, OR]


This ski resort in Oregon has closed down.
Warm temperatures have melted most of the snow and any precipitation that does fall is rain.
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[SOT-13:12:52]
[IN Q=RIGHT NOW IF WE COULD GET ANOTHER FOOT]

((CHIPPER ANDERSON/HOODOO LIFT MANAGER; RIGHT NOW IF WE COULD GET ANOTHER FOOT OR TWO OF SNOW THAT'S WHAT WE REALLY NEED AT THIS TIME))
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Hoodoo Ski resort should have over eighty inches of snow on the mountainside, but this year there is only a fraction of that... only twenty five inches.
But people there ARE taking advantage of less traffic.
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[IN Q=WE THOUGHT WE HAD NO PROBS ]

((SCOTT MARSHALL/SKIER FROM WA; WE THOUGHT WE HAD NO PROBS COMING UP IN JAN TO GO 6-7-8,000 FEET AND GET RAIN IS A REAL SURPRISE))
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[OUT Q=FEET AND GET RAIN IS A REAL SURPRISE]
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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While the Cascades have been closing for lack of cold weather and snow... ski resorts in New York state have had to close for just the opposite reason.... it's too cold.

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High school action, ACC hoops, and a Roanoke College connection to Lebron James are on the way - but first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]

Michael Jordan was selected as a reserve for the NBA all-star gamenext month. It will be Jordan's 14th and final appearance in the game. Shaq, Chris Webber and Jason Kidd were also named as backups but Karl Malone will miss the game for the first time since 1986.
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[S-Vikings]


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We begin this segment in the Blue Ridge where the Blacksburg Indians and Northside hooked up in Roanoke County in a tight one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Blacksburg vs. Northside; :00]

Rachel Day, the daughter of first year Indians' head coach Doug Day was decked out to cheer on her dad's team last night. Northside's Aaron Simpkins will dish the rock to Tyler White and the result is a bucket and a foul on the Indians. Blacksburg will answer back on the inbounds pass to Paul Verlander. He strokes in the three pointer to answer the Vikes. This time Northside's Dennis Cauley passes to White who gets yet another hoop for the home team. But Blacksburg was too much. Cory Price sinks the trey from the top of the arc.
[super=33-Blacksburg/58/Northside/53;]

The Indians beat Northside last night 58-to-53 to keep pace in the district race.
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[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-144 1828TC]
[GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL]

The defending state champs from Cave Spring are trying to work their way to the top of the Double A mix this season. Last night, the Knights hosted Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Salem vs. Cave Spring; :00]

The Woodman of World were on hand last night donating a new flag to the Cave Spring gym this evening! Someone should have flagged down Andrew Davison. The senior takes the pass from Jake Kaplan and Davison will find and opening and knock in the jumper The Dazzling Kent Davison - his proud papa was in town. And he would also see Bryan Hamilton get an assist to his son for the three pointer on the step back.
[super=33-Salem/37/Cave Spring/63;]

This time Davison does it on his own as he gets the hoop and the harm. Cave Spring wears out Salem 63-to-37 to stay in control in the Blue Ridge.
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Virginia Cavaliers swing back into action tonight as they face Florida State at U-Hall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clemson, SC/Fox Sports South; :00]

Last night, Littlejohn Coliseum in South Carolina was the hot spot as the Tigers looked to upset Wake Forest. The Tigers beat Virginia on this floor earlier this season, but
[SUPER=33-Wake Forest/81/Clemson/60;]

last night it was all Wake as the Demon Deacons improve to 14 & 2 with the 81-to-60 win over the Tigers.
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[S-Robby]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-35:25]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke basketball]


The Roanoke Maroons basketball team swings back into action tomorrow night at Eastern Mennonite. The team has been led by Robby Pridgen this year. Steve Mason has more on hig connection to the nation's prep king.
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[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :17]
[SUPER=01-Robby Pridgen/19.9 Points, 2.5 Assists a Game; :30]
[SUPER=03-Akron, OH; :46]
[SUPER=04-1992 Season; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Men's Basketball Coach; 1:27]
[RUNS=2:03]
[OUT Q=news 7 sports"]
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((STEVE MASON:ROBBY PRIDGEN AND LEBRON JAMES, THE BEST HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER IN THE NATION, HAVE A FEW THINGS IN COMMON. ROBBY PLAYED AT SAINT VINCENT SAINT MARY, THE SAME SCHOOL LEBRON PLAYS FOR RIGHT NOW. THE TWO KNOW EACH OTHER, AND HAVE PLAYED AGAINST ONE ANOTHER, BUT ROBBY HAS BECOME ARGUABLY THE ODAC'S BEST PLAYER ON HIS OWN.))
((Robby bleeds maroon and white, but he also wears his heart on his sleeve, a saint Vincent-saint Mary varsity jacket. He graduated in 1997 before LeBron James. ((:))
Pridgen has followed this year's expected number one NBA draft pick. He feels for LeBron, who was cleared yesterday after an investigation into how he obtained a 50 thousand dollar Hummer H2. Unlike most who have monitored James story from a far, Robby has a much closer connection to Lebron. ((:)) While he respects LeBron's game, Robby's idol is former Maroon Hilliary Scott. Pridgen hopes to become an Al-American like Scott and has worked on developing into not only a complete player, but a complete person. ((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE HEAD MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH:)) ((:))
Pridgen, who is second in the ODAC in scoring, third in three point percentage and first in free throws, hopes to play pro basketball overseas. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-Parade]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-145 1300TC]
[GRAPHIC=super bowl]


The Super Bowl champion Buccaneers continue to rock the gulf coast.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL; :00]

Yesterday their parade began at 3:30 and snaked its way through the downtown streets of Tampa before ending at Gaslight Park. Ronde Barber, waved a big Bucs' flag on board his Dodge truck. And another Tampa Bay player with local ties DeVone Claybrooks from Bassett high school also basked in the limelight.

As he did last night at the team's welcome home rally - Ronde urged the fans to savor the moment.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THIS IS THE ...]
[SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/Tampa Bay Cornerback; ;00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...repeating baby."]
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[Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-46 TC1:56:36]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Dazzle]

The Roanoke Dazzle showed students from Southside what can happen when you reach for the sky.
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[VO-NAT :12]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Nearly 300-students from Rich Acres Elementary in Martinsville sat in on a Dazzle practice session today. The trip was a reward offered by Dazzle sponsor Taco Bell for buckling down and reading.
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[SOT 10:57:49-10:57:52]
[IN Q=It's kinda hard but then...]

((CHASE GRIFFITH/1ST GRADER: IT'S KINDA HARD BUT THEN IT STARTED GETTING A LITTLE BIT EASIER.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 10:59:28-10:59:35]

((D'ANDRA HUGHES/3RD GRADER: WE'RE HERE TODAY BECAUSE MOSTLY ALL OF US MET OUR READING GOALS AND WE'RE JUST HERE TO HAVE FUN.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 10:48:46-10:49:00]

((SUSAN ROUPE/READING SPECIALIST: IT'S SO EXCITING TO SEE THESE KIDS HERE. THIS MANY, BUT IT'S WORTH EVERY MINUTE AND EVERYTHING WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH TO GET 'EM HERE AND BACK SAFELY TO HAVE A GOOD TIME TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Chase Griffith/1st Grader; :00 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-D'Andra Hughes/3rd Grader; :03]
[SUPER=01-Susan Roupe/Reading Specialist; :10]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=to have a good time today.]
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[VO-NAT :05]

After practice, the kids joined the Dazzle players for a catered lunch.
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