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Coming up on News 7-
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Did a store clerk spot missing California woman Laci Peterson? We'll have the latest.
Also an update on that 5 year old missing from Grayson county.
And it's LIVE with Regis and Kelly AND Ronde and Tiki.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus could 60 be in the forecast this weekend?
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[SOT 8:03:27]
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((SHARON BROWNING/MOTHER OF ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MEMBER: WE JUST NEED TO BACK OFF AND NOT BE IN A RUSH TO GO TO WAR. LIVES WILL BE LOST. EVERY MOTHER'S SON IS GONNA BE THERE.))
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[OUT Q=gonna be there.]
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A local mom sends her son off for duty- while the chance of war with Iraq becomes greater.
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[Bush-Blair]


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Sharon Browning is a Salem mom who no doubt is following the developments with Iraq closely.
Today the latest came from President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair- who say they have no deadline for war.
They did say they'll give one last intense diplomatic push for Saddam Hussein to comply, but time is running short.

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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


The two allies met at the White House-
And today President Bush dismissed Saddam's offer to negotiate better cooperation with inspectors.
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((THE IDEA OF CALLING INSPECTORS IN TO NEGOTIATE IS A CHARADE. IF HE IS GOING TO DISARM, HE MUST START DISARMING.))
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[OUT Q=HE MUST START DISARMING.]
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Blair today made it clear terrorism and weapons of mass destruction go hand in hand.
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((TONY BLAIR/BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: WHAT IS ESSENTIAL IS THAT THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER AND MAKES IT CLEAR THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE.))
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[vo-nat 11 plus pad]
On Wednesday when Secretary of State Colin Powell meets with the U-N.
He's expected to present evidence that Saddam is actively attempting to thwart inspections and has ties to terrorists.
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[Salem-Soldier]


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While U.S. leaders say they have good reason to take action against Iraq, one Salem woman feels quite differently and for a very personal reason.
Her son could be one of the thousands fighting the war with Iraq.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Newsroom Pod;]


Justin McLeod joins us now with her story. Justin?
Jean, as you might imagine no mother wants to see her child head off to war.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Newsroom ]
[SUPER=@justin1]


But for Sharon Browning there's more to it, she cannot and will not support a war with Iraq.
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((((NAT SOUND OF MOM ON THE PHONE AT 08:12:19))
From her home in Salem, Sharon Browning makes a lot of phone calls to Pulaski these days.
Her son Joey is in the Army National Guard and he's been told to be ready.
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[IN Q=I was praying praying]

((SHARON BROWNING: I WAS PRAYING PRAYING PRAYING HE WOULDN'T HAVE TO GO AND HE CALLS AND SAYS I HAVE TO GO AND OF COURSE I BROKE DOWN ON THE PHONE.)) [Runs05]
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She broke down for several reasons.
Her son was suppose to be discharged in June.
Now he's been ordered to serve at least another year.
There's also a good chance he'll head to Iraq and for Sharon that's a problem.
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((SHARON BROWNING: I THINK WE SHOULD WAIT AND GIVE THE UN INSPECTORS MORE TIME, I DON'T AGREE WITH THIS WAR.)) [Runs08]
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Even though she may not agree with the possible war, she is still proud of her son.
Until he comes home, she'll stay in constant contact with him through e-mail.
She'll also pray he'll stay safe not only for her sake but also his wife and child.
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[IN Q=No matter how]

((SHARON BROWNING: NO MATTER HOW WE LOOK AT IT WE'RE GOING TO LOSE TROOPS EVEN IF WE LOSE ONE THAT IS ONE TOO MANY.))

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[OUT Q=one too many]))
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There are many area families in similar situations, those who have already been called up or could be in the near future.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBPAGE]
If your loved one or even a friend is one of them, we'd like to hear from you.
You can log onto our website, wdbj7.com, click on A Call to Arms and tell us how you feel about the possible war.
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Jean, Sharon's son is still at home in Pulaski but he has been warned he could leave within a matter of days.


[Middle-East-Reaction]


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The Brownings are one of many families watching as loved ones head off to serve.
War preps are moving full steam ahead in the Persian Gulf.
While in Iraq itself- religious leaders are calling on people to resist invaders.
Drew Levinson has that part of the story.
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[SUPER=01-Wendi Almani/American Living in Kuwait;]
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((DURING TRADITIONAL FRIDAY PRAYERS IN IRAQ-- RELIGIOUS LEADERS CALLED FOR THEIR PEOPLE TO RESIST THE INVADERS. IN A LETTER TO THE U.N., IRAQ'S FOREIGN MINISTER WARNED THE U.S. MIGHT TRY TO PLANT EVIDENCE OF BANNED WEAPONS IN IRAQ.
HE ALSO DEMANDED THAT AMERICA BACK UP ITS CLAIMS WITH PROOF. THE U.S. SAYS IT WILL. THOUSANDS OF U.S. TROOPS CONTINUE TO GATHER IN THE PERSIAN GULF. AND FOR SOME TURKEY MAY BE THEIR NEXT STOP. INFLUENTIAL TURKISH LEADERS ARE ENDORSING A PLAN THAT WOULD ULTIMATELY ALLOW AMERICAN SOLDIERS TO USE THEIR BASES. THE PENTAGON IS ALSO ENLISTING THE HELP OF THE IRAQI PEOPLE. U.S. PLANES DROPPED MORE LEAFLETS OVER SOUTHERN IRAQ ... URGING THE PUBLIC TO REVOLT AGAINST SADDAM HUSSEIN. BUT NOT EVERYONE IN THE REGION IS STICKING AROUND FOR A POSSIBLE WAR. AMERICANS IN KUWAIT ARE ALREADY PACKING THEIR BAGS ... AT THE URGING OF THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT. WENDI ALAMNI/AMERICAN LIVING IN KUWAIT: "I just can't take a chance with three children. I can't worry for their safety. And we don't know what Saddam is capable of." DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS: AND NEITHER DOES THE KUWAITI GOVERNMENT. SO OFFICIALS ARE NOW SETTING UP ROAD BLOCKS, AND CONDUCTING RANDOM SEARCHES, TO PREVENT TERRORIST ATTACKS AGAINST AMERICANS. MEANTIME, U.S. FORCES BATTLING TERROR IN SOUTHEASTERN AFGHANISTAN ... ARE STILL SEARCHING MOUNTAINS AND CAVES FOR REBEL FIGHTERS. THAT'S BECAUSE AMERICAN TROOPS STATIONED THERE HAVE COME UNDER HEAVY FIRE IN RECENT DAYS. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT.))

[Greenbrier]


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At midnight tonight the union contract at the Greenbrier Resort expires, but a walk-out isn't expected.
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[VO-NAT 02-54 TC23:02, 20 + pad]
[SUPER=03-White Sulpher Springs, WV/Last Week;]

Unhappy with the Greenbrier's healthcare plan, the union approved a strike measure last week. But, the two sides reached a tentative agreement a few days ago and talks continued tonight. Union leaders say they hope to reach a fair agreement without striking. The Greenbrier employs about 18- hundred people including union and management.
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[Missing-Boy]


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Still no leads in the dissapearance of a 5 year old boy in Grayson County.
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Logan Nathaniel Bowman was reported missing Sunday.
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But his seat at Baywood Elementary in Galax has been empty for nearly a month.
Teachers are helping his fellow classmates deal with his absence.
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((DEENIA CARICO/KINDERGARTEN TEACHER; THEY'VE MENTIONED THEY MISS LOGAN AND WISH LOGAN WOULD COME BACK TO SCHOOL.))
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The school's principal says he'll call in counselors next week, if they're needed.
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[Peterson-Sighting]


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On the other side of the country, a possible new lead today in the disappearance of Laci Peterson.
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[VO-NAT 16:43:28 start with grocery store video]
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A grocery clerk in Longview, Washington thinks Peterson came through her checkout line- with an older man sometime last month. The clerk says the man stepped out of line to get something and Laci told the clerk she'd been kidnapped and asked her to call police when they left. But the clerk says she got distracted and didn't think about the incident until last week when she saw a story about Peterson on the news. Police aren't getting their hopes up.
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[IN Q=All probability this is not]

((BOB BURGREEN/LONGVIEW POLICE: ALL PROBABILITY THIS IS NOT GOING TO WORK OUT. BUT YOU NEVER KNOW. AND WE'RE GOING TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY.))
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[VO-NAT 16:44:19 video of Laci]

Police say they'll determine which days the clerk was working and review the store's security tapes. 27- year- old Peterson has been missing for more than a month. She's due to have her baby in about two weeks.
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An abortion battle is brewing in the General Assembly.
We'll have the latest when News 7 returns.
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And a car-jacking, chase and standoff on the streets of Miami.
Find out how it ends next.
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[OUT Q=...the BIG 7."]
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((Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office - as PH looks to stay perfect in the Western Valley district. The ODAC women hit the hardwood tonight in Hollins, while Lebron is finally declared ineligible. Steve Mason checks in from Charlottesville with this week's Atlantic Coast Connection report and the Martinsville Speedway is expanding again tonight on the Big 7.))

[Miami-Hostage]


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A Postal Worker is credited with keeping her cool- something that may have saved her life today when she was held hostage in Miami.
As Jennifer Miller reports, it started with an attempted robbery, and turned into a car-jacking, a police chase, and a standoff that lasted for hours.
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[SUPER=01-Carlos Alvarez/Miami-Dade Police Dept. Director]
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((IT WAS A MOMENT OF RELIEF IN THE MIDDLE OF A TENSE SITUATION. AFTER BEING HELD HOSTAGE FOR HALF THE DAY, TANYA MITCHELL OPENED THE DOOR OF HER MAIL TRUCK AND RAN FROM HER CAPTOR ... INTO THE ARMS OF SAFETY. CARLOS ALVAREZ/DIRECTOR, MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPT. "Throughout this ordeal, she displayed a tremendous amount of courage." POLICE SAY MITCHELL WAS DOING HER ROUNDS WHEN A MAN ARMED WITH A HANDGUN AND A RIFLE HI-JACKED HER MAIL TRUCK ... AND TOOK HER WITH IT. THAT SET OFF A 90-MINUTE SLOW-SPEED CHASE THROUGH MIAMI STREETS. "they've got cop cars going in the wrong way of traffic, trying to get ahead of it..." BUT MITCHELL NEVER LOST HER COOL. POLICE SAY EVEN AS THE SUSPECT FIRED SHOTS AT THEM, SHE STILL MAINTAINED CONTROL OF THE TRUCK ... STOPPING AT TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND SLIPPING PAST POLICE ROAD BLOCKS. "the next intersection is completely blocked.." EVENTUALLY A SMALL ARMY OF MARKED AND UNMARKED POLICE CARS CIRCLED IN ... SNIPER TEAMS AMONG THEM. AFTER SPIKES BLEW THROUGH ITS TIRES, THE HI-JACKED TRUCK LIMPED INTO WHAT IS NORMALLY A BUSY INTERSECTION.
(nats..chase) "it's become what we feared it would....it's now a hostage standoff."

THE SUSPECT STACKED MAIL BINS TO BARRICADE HIMSELF AND HIS HOSTAGE. THEN ... SPEAKING THROUGH A CELL PHONE, HE TALKED TO NEGOTIATORS FOR HOURS ... WITH MITCHELL AT HIS SIDE. Sgt. Michael Laurent/Hostage Negotiator, Miami-Dade PD "She was a great help, I spoke to her on the phone, she remained calm.. she remained cool." NEGOTIATORS CONVINCED THE SUSPECT TO RELEASE MITCHELL AND EVENTUALLY TURN HIMSELF IN. THE 38-YEAR-OLD AND A SECOND MAN -- WHO WAS NOT INVOLVED IN THE CHASE -- ARE NOW BEING QUESTIONED ABOUT A FIVE-HOUR ORDEAL POLICE SAY STARTED AS AN ATTEMPTED ROBBERY. JENNIFER MILLER CBS NEWS.))

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Legislation creating stricter limits on abortion sailed through both chambers of the General Assembly today.
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The House of Delegates and a Senate committee approved bills requiring a minor to get her parent's consent before having an abortion.
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Under current law, a parent must be notified but does not have to give consent.
Supporters say parental consent will cut down on the number of abortions performed in the state.
The House also signed a measure requiring parental notification when their kid seeks help from state and local health agencies.
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Also, in the House, lawmakers approved a ban on partial-birth abortions.
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Patrick County's hospital may soon have a new owner.
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A bankruptcy court judge has to approve the deal, but the board of R-J Reynolds -Patrick County Memorial has voted to accept an offer from Agemark Incorporated.
The hospital is in Stuar. It filed for bankruptcy protection in 1999 after years of mounting losses.
Under the purchase agreement, the new owners would maintain similar operations for at least five years. The agreement also gives the board of supervisors first refusal if the hospital goes up for sale again.
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Agemark operates a chain of assisted living centers, but was involved in the purchase of a bankrupt hospital in Alexander County, North Carolina. That facility reopened as a smaller, critical care center.

[McClanahan]


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He was accused of inappropriately touching a patient. Now this former nurse at Montgomery Regional Hospital may get his job back.
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William McClanahan Junior was convicted of sexual battery last March in District Court. McClanahan appealed the conviction in Circuit Court, and today entered an alford plea to ASSAULT and battery, through an agreement with prosecutors. That means he does NOT admit guilt, but he acknowledges the state had enough evidence to convict him. His attorney says she believes McClanahan was falsely accused because of his gender.
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[SOT 32:43-32:47; 33:23-33:31][COVER FIRST BITE!!!]
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((IT WAS ABOUT AS GOOD OF AN OUTCOME YOU CAN EXPECT IN A CASE LIKE THIS 32:47)) ((DEBORAH CALDWELL-BONO/MCCLANAHAN'S ATTY.: IT WAS A PROPER EXAMINATION BY THE NURSE, YOU DON'T GET INTO WHETHER IT'S A MALE NURSE OR A FEMALE NURSE, ALTHOUGH THAT MAY HAVE BEEN PART OF THE PROBLEM I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS. 33:31))
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A judge suspended McClanahan's 90-day jail sentence.
The 37-year-old says he WILL be allowed to get his job back if he wants it.
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[Priest-Abuse]


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A former Virginia priest pleaded guilty today to sexually abusing a boy 20-years ago.
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It is the newest development in the Catholic Church's sex scandal that's rocked the Richmond diocese.
65-year old Reverend John Blankenship admitted sodomizing a 14 year old boy in 1982.
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((DET. ERIC YOUNG/PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY POLICE DEPT: THE VICTIM ASSISTED HIS MOTHER WITH HOUSEKEEPING CHORES AROUND THE CHURCH. ON A NUMBER OF THESE OCCASIONS,T HE VICTIM WAS LEFT IN THE CARE OF THE DEFENDEANT JOHN PAUL BLAKENSHIP, OR FATHER B AS HE WAS KNOWN TO THE FAMILY.))
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Blankenship was forced to step down by the church, waived his right to a trial and pleaded guilty after the victim came forward late last year.
He could've faced up to 20 years in prison, but instead he will remain on supervised probation for the next 20 years.
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((MURRAY JANUS/BLANKENSHIP'S ATTORNEY: HE'S REMORSEFUL, BOTH PERSONALLY AS HE HAS BEEN FOR THE LAST TWENTY YEARS.))
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Blankenship has undergone years of counseling.
The victim, who is now 34, agreed with the probation deal and says he's satisfied with today's ruling.
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The Barber twins take the Big Apple and Regis and Kelly by storm.
We'll show you their morning television appearance.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus we'll have to rely on Robin Reed this year.
Roanoke's groundhog day event is cancelled.
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[Prairie-Dog]


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It looks like we'll have to rely on Punxsutawney Phil's winter weather prediction this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 2002]

Mill Mountain Zoo is canceling its annual Groundhog Day celebration featuring Kylie. The prairie dog died of cancer last spring.
For the last four years, she predicted how much longer winter would last based on whether she saw her shadow. Zoo officials have no plans to use another animal, saying Kylie was special because she was trained to use for educational purposes. Since Groundhog Day attracts people to Mill Mountain during slow winter months, the zoo is hosting a special Valentine's Day celebration in its place.
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Hoops highlights from Hollins and the hardwood at Patrick Henry. Plus, this week's edition of the Atlantic Coast Connection, and some football recruiting news are all on the way.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - the Martinsville Speedway is going to build a new 6-lane entrance to the facility to get fans in an out of the track much quicker and safer. The track also is finally moving the railroad tracks that parallel the speedway's back stretch to allow for future expansion, and the addition of 2,000 high-rise seats. The work will begin immediately after the running of the Virginia 500 on April 13. The track's new capacity will be 88,000.
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We begin this morning with the Western Valley's district showdown between Patrick Henry and Danville's George Washington high school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Eagles vs. Patriots; :00]

GW head coach Bobby Martin was going with the casual attire tonight as the Eagles made it into the Star City. We pick it up in the second period as GW looks to close the gap at halftime - Eurich Carter bangs in the three pointer. The Eagles trail two at the break. But PH blew it open in the third quarter - Cornelius Penn hits for 2 of his 13 points on the night as he knocks in the jumper. His running mate DuJuan Johnson, who also scored 13 then drives in and hits the nice right handed runner in the paint.
Andrew Brewers would then show some toughness with the
[super=33-George Washington/51/Patrick Henry/59;]

power drive of the right side. PH stays perfect in district with a 59-to-51 win.
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[S-James]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Akron, OH; :00]


High school basketball's LeBron James has had his senior season at Saint Vincent-Saint Mary's come to an end, afterall. Yesterday James was ruled ineligible by the Ohio High School Athletic Association for accepting two free retro sports jerseys from a clothing store. Together the jerseys were valued at $845 dollars. In other words his big bucks hummer is OK, but the shirts gotta go. The next step for James appears to be the NBA draft.
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[S-Hollins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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On the college front, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference began its weekend with some women's action as Hollins University hosted Lynchburg College.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Lynchburg vs. Hollins; :00]

William Byrd product Whitney Yates led the Hornets onto the hardwood at Hollins. Mandi Campbell - will make the steal for Lynchburg and she will take the rock from one end to the other and drop in the layup for two. Abby Pyzik will then overplay the pass, use a nice reverse spin to get free and then use her left hand to get a deuce of her own. Hollins would get a lift from Hillsville native Brandi Cochran. The sophomore does a nice job of dropping in two on this drive.
[super=33-Lynchburg/66/Hollins/52;]

Brandi, is this week's ODAC player of the week, but her efforts last night would not be enough as Lynchburg beats Hollins 66-to-52.
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[Anchor=mike]
[graphic=hold odac]

Also last night the Roanoke women easily beat Washington & Lee 67-to-49.

[S-Coast]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-142 16:46]
[GRAPHIC=ACC 50th year anniversary]

The Virginia Cavaliers have rebounded well after their backsliding in Blacksburg. Later today the Cavs take on Georgia Tech in Atlanta as they again try to avoid becoming ACC "Road Kill."
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Steve Mason has a preview in this week's WDBJ-7 Atlantic Coast Connection.
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((STEVE MASON:)) ((NICK VANDER LAAN/UVA CENTER:))
((Vander Laan is part of a three headed inside monster that includes Travis Watson and Elton Brown. Brown is averaging 12 points a game in his last six. He scored 14 points against Florida State and 19 against Duke. Brown's increased roll is huge considering Watson is a senior. ((PETE GILLEN/UVA HEAD MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH:))
William Fleming grad and former Florida State coach Steve Robinson was missed this week by Roanoke Valley fans when the Seminoles battled UVa. His replacement is former Miami Hurricanes coach Leonard Hamilton. ((MARCELL HAYWOOD/FLORIDA STATE SENIOR GUARD:))
the Wahoos will try and win their third straight Saturday against Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets are 9 and OH at the Thriller dome this season. ((TODD BILLET/14.1 POINTS PER GAME AVERAGE:))
Catch the Cavalier right here on your hometown station Saturday at four. WDBJ steps out of the ACC prior to the Cavs/jackets game with the Indiana/Louisville match up at one. Then Sunday, your Hometown station heads back down tobacco road with the Tigers and the Wolfpack at 1 PM. Steve Mason for your WDBJ-7 Atlantic Coast Connection.))

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[GRAPHIC=NATIONAL SIGN ING DAY]


National signing day for high school football players is next Wednesday.
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Today, the Hokies got news they've been waiting for as All-American linebacker Vince Hall from Western Branch High School in Chesapeake verbally committed to Tech, choosing the Hokies over North Carolina and Tennessee.
Hall is rated one of the top 5 inside linebackers in the nation.

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Two of Ben Foutz's former Cave Spring Knights are hoping to ink scholarship papers after spending this past year at Fork Union Military. Ryan Jones is also visiting VMI this weekend and Robbie Powell may end up in the Big 10. He's at Purdue this weekend taking his official visit.


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Roanoke's N-F-L twins did not "pass up" a chance to talk to daytime's Regis and Kelly this morning.
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Nor did Ronde and Tiki Barber miss a play when picking on each other! The football duo sat down with the talk show hosts on this morning's show - hamming it up about everything from Tiki's playoff loss and Ronde's Superbowl win to their childhood back here in Roanoke.
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((TIKI-WE USED TO HAVE THESE TWIN COMPETITIONS IN OUR HOMETOWN.. IN ROANOKE AT LAKESIDE SO WE WOULD DRESS ALIKE AND THE ONLY WAY YOU COULD TELL US APART WAS WHEN WE WOULD PUT OUR NAMES ON THE BOTTOM OF OUR SHOES))
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Being the good sports they are, the twins indulged Regis and Kelly to a little round of football in the studio. But judging from the plays, maybe they should stick with twins competition. (------------)