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Coming up on News 7-
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Seven families and a nation are in mounring after today's deadly turn of events aboard space shuttle, Columbia. Tonight-- one theory as to what may have happened to the doomed spacecraft. Plus, reaction from around the world to here at home.
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News 7 is next.

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((OUR ENTIRE NATION GRIEVES WITH YOU... OF THIS COUNTRY. ))
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A heartbreaking day for NASA and the United States... after space shuttle "Columbia" disintegrates 39- miles over Texas killing all seven astraunts aboard.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

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NASA is looking into the possibility that the shuttle's thermal tiles were seriously damaged by debris during liftoff.
But determining the cause will likely be a lengthy process. The debris field created when Columbia broke apart is huge. Today pieces of spacecraft and human remains were found scattered over a 500- square mile area in Texas and Louisiana.
Tonight-- local reaction as well as the latest from Houston.
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We begin now, with Elizabeth Sanchez who joins us with more on the investigation.

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((STREAKS OF LIGHT SHOT ACROSS THE SKIES ABOVE TEXAS....SIGNALLING DISASTER ABOARD SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA. WITH SEVEN ASTRONAUTS ON BOARD, THE AGING AIRCRAFT BROKE INTO PIECES....RAINING SMOKING DEBRIS OVER HUNDREDS OF MILES OF COUNTRYSIDE.

SOT - PRESIDENT BUSH "..the columbia is lost...there are no survivors."


THE SHUTTLE CARRIED SIX AMERICANS AND ISRAEL'S FIRST ASTRONAUT...THEY WERE HEADED HOME FROM A 16 DAY MISSION. NASA SAYS ITS FLIGHT CONTROLLERS SAW PROBLEMS WITH COLUMBIA'S LEFT WING...MOMENTS LATER, MISSION CONTROL 'LOST CONTACT.'

SOT - MILT HEFLIN/CHIEF FLIGHT DIRECTOR "...and that's when we began to

know....(emotion) that we had a bad day."
WHEN COLUMBIA LIFTED OFF, A PIECE OF FOAM, USED TO INSULATE THE EXTERNAL FUEL TANK...BROKE OFF AND STRUCK THE LEFT WING. OFFICIALS BELIEVED THAT ONLY CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE TO THE SPACECRAFT, BUT NOW THEY'RE NOT SURE.
BILL READDY/NASA ASTRONAUT, ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR SPACE FLIGHT "We must find what happened and fix it and move on...and we can't let their tragedy be in vain."
(STANDUP) THE TRAGEDY COMES ALMOST EXACTLY 17 YEARS AFTER THE CHALLENGER

EXPLOSION. NASA OFFICIALS MUST NOW SEARCH FOR THE CAUSE OF THIS CATASTROPHE -- A MISSION THAT COULD TAKE MONTHS TO ACCOMPLISH. ELIZABETH SANCHEZ, CBS NEWS, HOUSTON.))


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Now that we have an idea WHAT happened, the question then becomes WHY did it happen? A Virginia Tech professor who is familiar with the design of the space shuttle is offering some insight.
He tells News 7's Justin Mcleod a number of things could have gone wrong.
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((((RAKESH KAPANIA/AEROSPACE PROFESSOR: IT JUST RECONFIRMS MY FEELING THAT AEROSPACE STRUCTURES ARE THE MOST UNFORGIVING STRUCTURES.))
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Rakesh Kapania should know.
He specializes in aerospace design at Virginia Tech.
He knows enough about the shuttle to believe NASA will get to the bottom of what happened but says past shuttle disasters may not offer much insight.
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((RAKESH KAPANIA/AREOSPACE PROFESSOR: IT'S SO HARD TO BECAUSE VERY FEW FAILURES THAT WE HAVE DEALT WITH HAVE HAD HAPPENED THAT KIND OF ALTITUDE , 200,000 FEET, OUR KNOWLEDGE MAY NOT BE AS HIGH ABOUT STUDYING FAILURES AT THAT ALTITUDE SO WE WILL LEARN QUITE A FEW THINGS FROM THIS FAILURE BUT IT STILL CAME AS A SURPRISE.))
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Many feel that sense of surprise.
Shortly after the news broke, Virginia Tech's cadet corps lowered the flag on campus to half staff.
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((CHRIS CALLAWAY/VT CADET CORPS: LOWERING THE FLAG IS A MEMORIAL WHO HAVE DIED. IT IS A VISIBLE SIGN OF THE SACRIFICE THEY'VE MADE AND USUALLY ONLY DONE FOR PRESIDENT'S WHO HAVE DIED, SENATORS, CONGRESSMEN, IMPORTANT GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS WHO HAVE DIED.))
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One of those who died in the Columbia disaster was David Brown who is an Arlington Virginia native.
He was a graduate of Yorktown High School and the College of William and Mary.
Justin McLeod, News 7.))


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Yesterday the Virginia House of Delegates introduced a resolution to honor David Brown.. Today that resolution passed unanimously.
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Brown's parents say they woke up this morning to watch the landing on television and that's when they learned NASA had lost communication with the shuttle. A friend who works with NASA then called the Brown's to tell them the situation was serious.
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((PAUL BROWN/ASTRONAUT'S FATHER: BUT AT FIRST WE WERE THINKING, WELL YOU KNOW THEY HAVE BLACK TIMES SO LET'S HANG IN THERE, DON'T GET TOO UPSET, WAIT A BIT, BUT NOT WHEN THAT DEBRIS STARTED FALLING - IT WAS CRUSHING. DOROTHY BROWN/ASTRONAUT'S MOTHER: IT WAS JUST UNBELIEVABLE. IT WAS JUST HOPE AGAINST HOPE IT ISN'T WHAT YOU THINK IT IS.))
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The Browns say David knew the risks of space travel, but probably would NOT have changed anything because the flight meant so much to him. They also hope today's tragedy doesn't discourage future flights.
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((PAUL BROWN/ASTRONAUT'S FATHER: IT HAS TO GO ON - THAT'S WHAT WE SAY. DOROTHY BROWN/ASTRONAUT'S MOTHER: WE'RE A NATION OF EXPLORERS AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN AND THIS PROGRAM WILL GO ON.))
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Before becoming an astronaut David Brown was a Navy pilot and physician. The 46- year- old served as a mission specialist and helped with scientific experiments on the shuttle Columbia.



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Israel is also in mourning. One of the astronauts aboard Columbia was considered a national hero in his home country.
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The tragedy was broadcast live on every Israeli television channel. (E-lan Ruh- moan) Ilan Ramons' father watched from a television studio- and rushed home not wanting to belive what he'd seen. A family friend says the Ramons are devastated.
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((RONIT NACHMAN/FAMILY FRIEND: THEY ARE GOING THROUGH SEVER SHOCK. IT'S STILL VERY NEW. NOBODY HAS A CHANCE TO EVEN UNDERSTAND. ))
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[vo-nat] (Ruh-moan) Ramon was married and the father of four, and a son of a holocaust survivor. In his last e-mail to his brother from the shuttle two days ago, he said he almost didn't want to come home.
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An apparent dispute over a woman ended in a murder suicide this morning in Roanoke.
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Police say 26-year old James Richard Wilson of Salem was visiting a woman at a house on Oakland Avenue just after three this morning when they heard gunshots outside. Wilson went to check it out and found the woman's former boyfriend outside with a gun.
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((LINDA EASTERLING/NEIGHBOR: A LITTLE AFTER THREE O'CLOCK AROUND 3:30 IT SOUNDED LIKE I HEARD A BIG BANG ON THE WALL OUT HERE BUT IT WAS GUNSHOTS.))
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Police say the woman's former boyfriend shot Wilson and then shot himself.
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((SUE STEPHENSON/NEIGHBOR: I JUST KNEW SOMEBODY ON THIS BLOCK WAS IN BIG TROUBLE, I JUST KNEW THAT SOMEONE WAS DEAD AND I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT SHOT BECAUSE IT WAS THE LOUDEST GUNSHOT I BELIEVE I'VE HEARD.))
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Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have identified the shooter as 29 year old Brian Scott Nicely of Southwest Roanoke.
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A Rocky Mount man is in serious condition after police say he was severely beaten. Police found 44- year old Michael Avalos lying on the ground at the intersection of 17th Street and Orange Avenue in Roanoke early this morning. Authorities have arrested a father and his 14- year old son in connection with the crime. Police say the three had been fighting. The names of the people charged have not been released.

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Family members of a man arrested for child endangerment say they stand behind him in the case of a missing five year old boy.
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Logan Bowman has been missing for nearly a month, but his mother, Cynthia Davis didn't report him missing until Sunday.
Logan had been living with his mother and her boyfriend Dennis Schemerhorn outside of Galax. Both were later arrested for child endangerment, after police learned Logan had been hurt and wasn't taken to the doctor. In an e-mail to News 7, Dennis Schermerhorn's sister writes: on behalf of the Schemerhorn family, we would like to say that Dennis is cooperating with the investigation and that Logan is in all of our prayers. She goes on to say... Dennis, as well as the rest of their family, are very concerned about Logan's whereabouts, and want him to be reunited with his father, Mr. Bowman.
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The child's mother is still in jail.. while Dennis Schermerhorn is free on bond.
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Up ahead on the newscast, Roanoke battles W-and-L in the ODAC, and a showdown in the A-C-C. We'll have all the highlights in sports.
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but before that, organizers hope a benefit ball is just what the doctor ordered for one Roanoke charity.
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[Greenbrier]


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Union leaders have reached a tentative agreement with The Greenbrier Resort.
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The provisional contract between the two was reached early this morning. A union official said details of the agreement would not be made public until after the proposal is presented to union members on Wednesday. The union represents about 13- hundred employees at the White Sulphur Springs resort.
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A sticky solution to stale snacks and baking bread takes a back seat to fire safety. News 7's Rachel Cannon has those stories and more in this week's Business Review.
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(([MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] A local man is developing a type of glue stick to seal food items air tight. The tacky substance can withstand freezer temperatures, works on various packaging, even on bowls to help secure plastic wrap, and will wash off with water. White himself is not new to product development.
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((LOCKE WHITE/PRODUCT DEVELOPER; I HAVE DEVELOPED A TON OF PRODUCTS THAT YOU WILL NEVER SEE SOME OF THEM REALLY GOOD IDEAS SOME OF THEM STINK THE ONLY ONES THAT COUNT ARE THE ONES THAT MAKE IT TO MARKET AND MAKE MONEY.))
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He admits it will be an uphill battle to get a version of the glue stick on store shelves. On top of finding a large company to market it, White has a patent pending. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE] A local bread company isn't sure when they will be baking again. A small fire has temporarily stopped production at Heartland Bread Company at Towers Shopping Center. Fire officials say it began in the heating and air conditioning unit.
While the business owners say damage is minimal, they want to make sure there is a safe environment before baking bread again. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE] Advance Auto is a winner in a New York courtroom. A jury found that the company did not receive improper price discounts from manufacturers. The Roanoke based car part retailer fought the antitrust lawsuit for three-years. For News 7, I'm Rachel Cannon and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))


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Hundreds of people showed their support for a Roanoke charity this evening.
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The Roanoke Academy of Medicine held a benefit ball at the Hotel Roanoke tonight. It was an effort to raise money for the Bradley Free Clinic, which has seen its funding cut significantly because of the state budget cuts. Also in tonight's program, the Academy of Medicine awarded a lifetime achievement award to Doctor Ken Tuck, a Roanoke opthamologist, for his work in the area.
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((IT'S A VERY HUMBLING EXPERIENCE COMING FROM THE ROANOKE VALLEY ACADEMY OF MEDICINE AND FROM MY PEERS WHO KNOW ME BETS. AND KNOWING THAT WE HAVE SUCH A GREAT MEDICAL COMMUNITY SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE DO SO MUCH CONTRIBUTED SO MUCH.))
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Tonight's benefit ball raised more than 30-thousand dollars for the Bradley Free Clinic.
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Still ahead on the newscast, some local school districts are looking for a few good men and women this weekend.

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and remember those rides on the Shooting Star? We'll take a look back at the Lakeside Amusement park in just a bit.
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[D-Day-Donation]


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A local memorial received a big donation from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets today.
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The Corps presented a check for nine-thousand dollars to the national D-Day Memorial in Bedford. About 100- members of the Corps raised the money as a service project.
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(( WE SENT CADETS OUT TO THREE OF OUR HOME FOOTBALL GAMES, JUST SENT THEM OUT AROUND THE PARKING LOTS, AROUND THE TAIL GATES, SO REALLY INSTEAD OF THANKING US, YOU GUYS SHOULD BE THANKING THE HOKIE FANS WHO WERE MORE THAN GENEROUS WITH THEIR MONEY. ))
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The money will be used to purchase plaques bearing the names of the American and allied soldiers killed on D-Day.
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(( IT SHOWS NOT ONLY THEIR COMMITMENT TO THE D-DAY MEMORIAL BUT THEIR COMMITMENT TO HONORING OUR VETERANS AND HOW IMPORTANT THAT IS.))
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[vo-nat] The Memorial actually received more than 9- thousand dollars today. A Virginia Tech graduate found out about the corps' donation and wanted the memorial to receive an even 10-thousand dollars so that graduate made up the difference.
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[Teacher-Fair]


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Schools in our region have learned an important lesson, they must actively recruit to find qualified teachers.
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Hundreds turned out for a two day teacher job fair at the Salem Civic Center.
Representatives from 19 school systems were on hand to provide information on job openings and to accept job applications.
School officials say they need to fill about 800 vacancies for the upcoming school year.
There continues to be a critical need for teachers in math, science, and special education.
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It's been 16 years since the Shooting Star Coaster at Lakeside Amusement Park rolled to a stop. But the attraction lives on in the minds of its fans. Now, back by popoular demand, is an exhibit at the Salem Museum chronicling the life of the park. Shannon Young takes us for a spin in this week's Time Off.
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((At the time, it was considered the fastest roller coaster in the world. At speeds of up to 80 miles an hour, the Shooting Star drew visitors to Roanoke County from far and wide, some for their first thrill ride ever.
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((RICK BROWER/MODEL BUILDER: THE ROLLER COASTER WAS, I THOUGHT, ONE OF THE BEST, THE FIRST I RODE, AND IT WAS A REALLY NICE ONE SO I THOUGHT I'D HONOR IT WITH THIS PROJECT.))
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Rick Brower turned his memories of the ride into a model for a Salem Museum exhibit tracking Lakeside Park's 66 year run. But it wasn't easy.
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((RICK BROWER: I DIDN'T HAVE BLUEPRINTS SO I HAD TO USE SOME AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS I GOT FROM THE INTERNET AND DREW UP SOME BLUEPRINTS AND THEN BUILT THE MODEL USING H-O SCALE.))
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He's happy with the result, and museum curator John Long says, so are the many who stopped by during the exhibit's first showing during the summer of 2001.
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((JOHN LONG/CURATOR, SALEM MUSEUM: WE'VE HAD PEOPLE COME IN AND TELL STORIES ABOUT MEETING THEIR FUTURE SPOUSE AT THE PARK, STORIES ABOUT MR. ROBERTS WHO BOUGHT THE PARK IN 1936 AND, IT JUST BRINGS BACK SOME HAPY CHILDHOOD MEMORIES FOR ALOT OF PEOPLE.))
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((SHANNON: YOU CAN STILL VISIT THE SITE OF THE LAKESIDE AMUSEMENT PARK BUT IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR REMNANTS OF THE ATTRACTION, YOU'LL BE SORELY DISAPPOINTED. ROLLER COASTER CARS HAVE BEEN REPLACED WITH GR OCERY CARTS.))
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[OUT Q= replaced with grocery carts.]

The park folded in the mid-1980s, done in by hard economic times, severe flooding, and a fatal accident involving a maintenance worker. But, listen closely at the Salem Museum and you might just hear the thrill seekers on Rick Browder's model as they whirl on the Shooting Star for all time.
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[IN Q=The smaller amusement parks are rapidly...]

((JOHN LONG: THE SMALLER AMUSEMENT PARKS ARE RAPIDLY BECOMING A THING OF THE PAST. WE'RE RECORDING WHAT IT SOON TO BE A FORGOTTEN CHAPTER OF HISTORY. AND IF WE CAN BRING BACK A FEW HAPPY MEMORIES AND PRESERVE SOME OF THE PAST THEN WE'RE ACCOMPLISHING OUR MISSION.))
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Shannon Young, News 7, Salem;))

[Almanac]


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January brought its share of snowy weather and cold temperatures. And though the groundhogs might have their predictions, Metorologist Leo Hirsbrunner brings us HIS thoughts in the February Almanac.
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[S-Maroons]


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We start our hoops tour tonight in Salem where the Roanoke College Maroons went after their third straight ODAC win, renewing an old rivalry with Washington & Lee.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Generals vs. Maroons; :00]


Page Moir's team had won 17 straight over W&L before tonight.
Just six minutes in, the Maroons Jason Graffam zings a pass to Josh Foster who throws down the slam. The Noke led 12 to 2 early.
Then check out the Generals showing the hustle. Hamill Jones scoops up the loose ball off the blocked shot and lays in two.
W&L's Ian McClure then knocks down the double clutch 'J' from about ten feet.
[SUPER=33-Washington & Lee/47/Roanoke/57/;]

But Roanoke's Kevin Hunter muscled his way in for this bucket. The Maroons led 30 to 29 at the break and they went on to get the win 57-47 and move into sole possession of second place in the ODAC.
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[S-Cavs]


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The Virginia Cavaliers dropped their fourth game in their last six outings today at Georgia Tech, but perhaps more alarming is the fact that the Wahoos are now oh and four in conference play on the road.
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[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Raycom-JP; :00]


Virginia got off to a decent enough start leading by seven at one point in the first half.
Travis Watson did his thing for the Cavs down low, scoring the deuce off the window.
But the Ramblin' Wreck finished the first twenty minutes with a flurry. Chris Bosh threw down the big jam. Tech led 38-28 at the break, leaving Gillen looking for answers.
The home team blew it open in the second half. Marvin Lewis got free with the stepback and stroked the triple.
Later, Jarrett Jack goes right down the lane taking advantage of the matador 'd' by the Cavs, who trailed by 17.

[SUPER=33-Virginia/60/Ga. Tech/80/;]

Todd Billet tried to shoot his boys back in it, but Tech embarrassed Virginia 80 to 60.
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[S-Blitz]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Louisville, KY/Hoosiers vs. Cardinals; :00]


Elsewhere, Rick Pitino watched his 8th ranked Louisville Cardinals knock off number 19 Indiana 95 to 76 behind 23 points from Francisco Garcia. The Cards have now won 15 straight games.
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Bobby Knight had a chance to reach a milestone tonight if his Texas Tech Red Raiders could beat Texas A&M. But Knight was denied his 800th career win as the Aggies beat Tech 64 to 59.
On the women's side, Connecticut did reach a big milestone tonight winning its record 59th straight game, beating number one Duke 77 to 65.

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The Virginia Tech Hokies found life on the road tough on this Saturday as well, dropping an 89 to 58 decision to Providence, a team that they had beaten just two weeks ago.
The Lady Hokies fared a little better against PC, beating the Lady Friars 80 to 56. Ieva Kublina scored 25 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. She went over the 1,000 point mark for her career. Kublina got some help from Erin Gibson who scored 15 and also had seven rebounds.


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In the high school ranks, there was a pretty good double header on tap at Roanoke Catholic. The night's opener pitted Faith Christian of Hurt against Rick Cormany's Radford Bobcats.
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Faith Christian surprised a lot of folks last weekend by beating Patrick Henry in the SunTrust Classic.
Tonight, the Lions were out to impress again. A-D Vassallo can't find an opening so he kicks it out to Joe Garcia who rings up the three ball.
Daris Nichols did his part to keep the Cats in it. Nichols beats the press all by himself and sticks the pull-up jumper.
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But Faith Christian had too many horses. Jorge Lebron drops a dime for Vasallo. The Lions won it 68 to 59.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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The homestanding Celtics drew Blacksburg in the nightcap. And Doug Day's crew showed no ill effects from last night's loss to Cave Spring.
Sam Wheeler stepped outside to get the Indians on the board with the 15 footer.
But Catholic answered when Matt Nowlin got free for the lay-in.
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Then check out Paul Velander bombing away from the corner pocket. Blacksburg went on to win it 70 to 61 over Roanoke Catholic.
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The Roanoke Dazzle will be back on the hardwood tomorrow in Columbus, Georgia. The Dazzle finds itself just two games out of first place in the NBDL, thanks in large part to Jamal Robinson who broke out of a mini shooting slump by scoring 20 points this week against Greenville.
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The Dazzle welcomed Mikki Moore back to the team this week after Moore spent 10 days with the Boston Celtics, but Kent Davison has lost Gabe Muoneke to a European league. Muoneke was averaging 25 points a contest in 8 games for the Dazzle.
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The Roanoke Express continued its longest road swing of the season tonight in Dayton. Tonight's game marked the 2nd for the Express since Tony McCaulay took over for Perry Florio. McCaulay is still winless as a head coach. Dayton whipped the Express 5 to 1. Cam Bristow scored the only goal for Roanoke, on the power play in the first period. The Express was outshot 46 to 26. Next up is a trip to Augusta on Friday night.