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Coming up on News 7-
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New information into what caused that huge factory blast in North Carolina.
Overstuff your bags and you may have to pay more to fly.
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Say goodbye to the warmer weather.. Winter is back- and there may even be snow in the forecast.
News 7 is next.

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A big find in the search for Shuttle debris.
The front of Columbia's "nose cone" has been located.
Just one of many, many pieces of the shuttle found across two states.
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((IT'S EVERYWHERE OUT THERE. THIS IS NOT JUST SMALL STUFF. EVERY PASTURE HAS THIS IN IT.))
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[Columbia]


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Good Evening.
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He is just one of many people who've found parts of the shuttle.
The latest piece found is that Nose cone- It is burrowed deep in the ground in a Texas pine forest, not far from the Louisiana border.
Authorities plan to dig it up tomorrow.
Meanwhile the dig for answers is not nearly as clear as teams try to piece together exactly what went wrong.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Sanchez /NEwspath;]


With more on that and the latest find we go live to Elizabeth Sanchez in Texas.
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((As Nasa officials pour over data. More details emerge as to what may have caused the shuttle disaster. These pictures released by Nasa, show a frame by frame account of debris striking the left wing on liftoff. Officials believe the object was 16 by 6 by 20 inches, weighing more than 2 pounds and may have damaged the thermal tiles. Ron Dittemore, Shuttle Program Manager: We are making the assumption from the start that the external tank was the root cause of the problem that lost Columbia. But as more wreckage from Columbia is found, Nasa says they may never know the exact cause but hope a key piece of the puzzle can be located. Ron Dittemore, Shuttle Program Manager: Theres some other event . a missing link and we've got to find that. In East Texas, volunteers scoured the woods, teams found computer circuitry that could provide additional data. At schools classes were closed and wreckage was recovered. at least 40 pieces from one school alone. (video: guy pulling down pipe from a roof top) Earlier, former President Bush and Barbara Bush visited Johnson Space Center to talk with members of Nasa. They do not plan to accompany the President and first lady at the memorial service for the fallen astronauts. After careful analysis Nasa officials concluded the insulation that fell on liftoff didn't pose a danger because of the angle. Now they're not so sure. Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS news Now back to you.))
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[Addison]


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Some of Roanoke's budding astronauts and rocket scientists are not discouraged by the shuttle tragedy.
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At Lucy Addison Aerospace Magnet School, the disaster is instead presenting a learning experience.
100 middle school students there study aerospace science.
They try their hand at space flight on the school's shuttle simulator.
Teacher Michael Scott says half his students say they'd still like to go to space -- just as many as BEFORE the disaster.
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((MICHAEL SCOTT/AEROSPACE SCIENCE TEACHER; I THINK IT'LL HAVE A BIG IMPACT BECAUSE THE INTEREST OF THE STUDENTS IS VERY HIGH RIGHT NOW. ANYTHING THAT WE CAN DO ABOUT MONITORING THE SPACE SHUTTLE WE HAVE IN OUR SIMULATOR, THEY'LL BE FAR MORE INTERESTED IN LOOKING AT NUMBERS THAT WE COULD GENERATE IN OUR SIMULATION AND HOW THEY'RE RELEVANT TO WHAT THEY'RE DOING IN MISSION CONTROL HERE.))
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His students will monitor the shuttle investigation closely in class.
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Despite the break-up of Columbia, the manager of a NASA program says the agency will remain committed to raising interest in space exploration.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

April Tensen works with the space agency's Space Day Foundation on a Student Space Program. Students at two local schools, Clearbrook Elementary and the Community School, have taken part in the project, signing giant posters that are then sent up on a shuttle mission. The program is designed to make space travel personal.
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((APRIL TENSEN/STUDENT SIGNATURES IN SPACE PROGRAM: PROGRAMS LIKE THIS ARE GREAT BECAUSE THEY GET KIDS INTERESTED AND THEM WE CAN TELL THEM ABOUT THE SPACE PROGRAM, THE BENEFITS, THE GREAT THINGS THAT HAPPEN. IT'S A GREAT WAY TO KEEP THEM INTERESTED.))
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The last mission launched with student signatures on board flew in December.
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[Boty-Fire]


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Family and friends gathered at a Botetourt County church tonight to remember the victims of last week's deadly house fire.
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The service was held as investigators continue to search for the cause of the blaze which took the lives of Mycol Street, his young son and daughter. At this time-- officials say they believe the fire originated on the first floor of the log house. But investigators say material has been sent to the lab for testing in hopes of finding the cause and place where the fire started.
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[Spector]


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Phil Spector, the record producer famous for pioneering pop music sounds, is arrested today at his home in California.
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((FAYE BUGARIN/LOS ANGELES CO. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT; MR. PHILLIP SPECTOR OF MOTOWN RECORDS HAS BEEN FORMALLY BOOKED FOR MURDER, ARRAIGNMENT FOR HIM HAS NOT BEEN SCHEDULE AT THIS TIME))
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Police found a woman shot to death in the foyer of Spectors mansion outside of Los Angeles early this morning around five. Police say they have the weapon used in the crime. They are not releasing information about the victim until her family is notified. Spector is known for being eccentric and reclusive, and his ex-wife accused him of making death threats against her. Spector is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has produced records for several top names including Elvis and the Beatles. He's free on one MILLION dollars bond.
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[Inge]


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A jury has been seated in the trial of a man accused of killing a Pittsylvania County Sheriff's deputy.
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Roy Inge, Junior is charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of Deputy Frankie Betterton last spring.
Six men and eight women were chosen from a pool of 95 potential jurors.
Opening statements are expected tomorrow morning.
The trial may last all week.
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[Delta-Baggage]


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You may want to lighten your load next time you fly.
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Delta Air Lines is introducing a 25-dollar fee for baggs that weigh between 51 and 70 pounds.
Previously, there was no extra charge for bags in that weight range.
The airline will continue to charge 80 dollars for "heavyweight" bags between 71 and 100 pounds, which is the top limit for checked luggage.
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Virginia could be sued over a specialty license plate.
Find out why next on News 7.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office - as UVa suspends Keith Jenifer Indefinitely. The UVa women use a big second half to crush Clemson. Cave Spring turns it on in the third quarter to nullify Northside. Hidden Valley and Byrd come up big in tonight's Blue Ridge swim meet. The Hokie Bird is just plain big.

And Ronde gets ready for surgery - tonight on the Big 7.))[XGR]


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A House of Delegates committee has approved an anti-abortion license plate but the tags may never make it on the road.
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The specialty plate would read "Choose Life."
But the American Civil Liberties Union is calling the measure unconstitutional and threatening to sue if it becomes law.
Supporters say the plate's message serves a worthy purpose.
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((DEL. DICK BLACK/R-STERLING: WE LIVE IN A CULTURE OF DEATH WHERE WE ENCOURAGE EXPECTANT MOTHERS TO GO TO ABORTIONISTS. THERE HAS BEEN ALMOST NO ENCOURAGEMENT GIVEN TO EXPECTANT MOTHERS TO GO AHEAD, HAVE THE CHILD.)) ((KENT WILLIS/ACLU; WHEN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PASSES A BILL AUTHORIZING A LICENSE PLATE WITH A VIEWPOINT ON IT THEN WHAT ITS DOING IS SHOWING A PREFERENCE FOR ONE PARTICULAR VIEWPOINT AND ITS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THAT.))
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Also, in the General Assembly today, the House defeated two attempts to loosen the mandatory helmet law for bikers.
One measure would have lifted the requirement for those over the age of 21.
The other would have allowed cyclists to ride without a helmet only on Virginia's byways.
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[Appalachian-Commission]


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It's helped build industrial parks in Alleghany and Pulaski Counties and improve water quality in far Southwest Virginia.
But now the Appalachian Regional Commission is in need of some help itself.
The Commission losses half its funding in the federal budget released today by the Bush administration.
The spending plan earmarks just 33-million dollars.
If approved by Congress, the proposed budget could endanger local plans to attract new businesses and create jobs in economically strapped counties from Mississippi to New York.

[Iraq]


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A source now says evidence against Iraq includes photographs of mobile biological weapons and transcripts of conversations.
On Wednesday Secretary of State Colin Powell will take the case to the United Nations.
As Drew Levinson reports it could be a crucial day in the conflict with Iraq.
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((WHEN U.N. WEAPONS INSPECTORS FOUND A MISSILE WARHEAD MONDAY, PRACTICALLY NO ONE EXPECTED IRAQ TO BREAK THE NEWS. BAGHDAD OFFICIALS TOOK THE UNUSUAL STEP OF ANNOUNCING THE FIND BEFORE THE INSPECTORS DID. THE IRAQI NEWS AGENCY SAYS THE SHORT-RANGE ROCKET WAS DAMAGED -- ABANDONED -- AND PERMISSIBLE UNDER U.N. RESOLUTIONS.
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AND BAGHDAD PREDICTS THERE WON'T BE ANY ASTONISHING REVELATIONS MADE ON WEDNESDAY, WHEN SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL PRESENTS PHOTOS AND OTHER INTELLIGENCE TO THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL.
(SOT; AMIR AL-SAADI/IRAQI CHIEF SCIENTIFIC ADVISER)

"I would be very surprised if the Americans could be able to convince the Security Council members of their point of view. I think they are failing and continue to fail."
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BUT FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION FOR THE PENTAGON. DEFENSE OFFICIALS SAY A THIRD U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER HAS MOVED INTO STRIKING RANGE OF IRAQ ... JOINING NEARLY 100-THOUSAND U.S. TROOPS STATIONED HERE IN THE PERSIAN GULF.
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SOME AMERICAN FORCES ARE PREPARING FOR WAR IN THE DESERT -- WHERE CONDITIONS ARE HARSH. A SANDSTORM AT THIS CAMP IN KUWAIT MAY HAVE PUT A TRAINING EXERCISE ON HOLD -- BUT IT DID NOT AFFECT THE SPIRIT OF THESE MEN AND WOMEN.
sot- capt. greg poland battalion commander

" i would rather flight on a tank in the desert than anywhere else because we are survivable and we have mobility out there... we've not had any problems .. the benefit of drawing these tanks off the ships is like driving off the showroom floor. very good. AND THERE'S A GROWING SENSE THIS TRAINING WILL COME IN HANDY SOON. DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD SENT THE TROOPS A MESSAGE ... WARNING THEM THAT LONGER TOURS OF DUTY MAY BE IN STORE. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT.))

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Federal investigators now say they know more about that explosion at a North Carolina Factory last week.
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((PETE O'CONNOR/ATF; WE DETERMINED THAT THIS INCIDENT WAS THE RESULT OF A FUEL AIR EXPLOSION IN THIS CASE BEING FROM A DUST AND AIR MIXTURE.))
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But investigators say they don't know what caused the dust and air to ignite. They have ruled out several possible causes of the blast.
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((WE CAN CONFIRM THIS INCIDENT IS NOT THE RESULT OF A CRIMINAL BOMBING, A GAS LEAK, AN EXPLOSION OF MACHINERY AT THE PLANT.))
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Federal investigators say they'll remain on site for several weeks.
Four people died in the blast. Several remained hospitalized.
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[City-Council]


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Controversy has stalled recent efforts to honor Dr. Martin Luther King in the city of Roanoke.
Today, a member of city council offered a proposal he hopes will win widespread support.
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The city is moving forward with plans to renovate the First Street Bridge, the link between Henry Street and downtown Roanoke.
City council member Alfred Dowe proposed renaming the bridge in honor of the civil rights leader.
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((ALFRED DOWE/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: OBVIOUSLY THERE'S A LOT OF DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR US TO HONOR DR. KING AND THIS WILL PROBABLY JUST BE THE FIRST ONE. SO I DON'T THINK THERE WILL BE ANY PROBLEM GAINING CONSENSUS, BUT FOR THE MOST PART IT'S THE COMMUNITY'S CALL. SO WE'LL HAVE TO SEE HOW THEY BUY INTO IT. ))
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Built in the 1890s, the iron truss bridge is one of the oldest in the city.
Used by pedestrians, the bridge has been closed to vehicular traffic for over two years.
Officials are still debating whether to allow cars, or renovate the bridge for pedestrians only, but a majority of the council members say they could support the proposal to honor Dr. King.
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Other plans for a King Memorial are also on the drawing board. One proposal includes a plaza, statue and fountain in the Henry Street area, and more details on that are expected soon.

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A federal investigation is no longer hanging over a local food bank.
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The F-B-I has wrapped up its investigation into the Southwest Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank. And, according to the U-S Attorney's office no one associated with the organization will be prosecuted. The food bank distributes food in 26- southwest Virginia counties on an annual budget of about a million and a half dollars.
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((JIM PEARMAN/FOOD BANK BOARD OF DIRECTORS; ANYTIME THERE'S A QUESTION ABOUT HOW WE DO THINGS WE WANT TO ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS AND BE VERY OPEN, THAT'S THE APPROACH WE'VE TAKEN AND WE'VE BEEN VERY SATISFIED AFTER WE'VE LOOKED AT THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING THINGS THE RIGHT WAY.))
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Jim (Peer-man) Pearman is president of the food bank's board of directors. He says federal officials were never specific about the probe-- and a press release from the U-S attorney's office did not specify the allegations.
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More doctors are walking off the job.
The latest on the medical malpractice emergency when News 7 returns.
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Plus an area church finds that the destruction of its steeple may have been a blessing.
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They make six figure salaries, but they say six figure insurance premiumss are putting them out of business.
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And today doctors in New Jersey walked off the job refusing to provide service unless it was an emergeny.
Doctors are demanding a 250 thousand dollar cap on pain and suffering damages- a cap they say has held down premiums in California and 23 other states.
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((DR. JOHN POOLE/N.J. SURGEON: IT'S JUST TOO MANY FRIVILOUS LAWSUITS.)) [BUTT TO0] ((DR. ROBERT S. RIGOLSI/PRES. MEDICAL SOCIETY OF NEW JERSEY: HOW LONG ARE YOU OUT? WE'RE OUT INDEFINITELY. WE'RE OUT UNTIL WE GET THE PROBLEM SOLVED. A WEEK A MONTH? COULD BE A WEEK OR A MONTH FOR REAL? YES.))
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Some hospital emergency rooms reported seeing twice as many patients as usual, but most reported no signficant overcrowding problems so far.
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[Bedford-Steeple]


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When a tornado tore the steeple off Bedford Presbyterian Church last April, it turned out to be more a blessing than a crisis of faith.
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A crew of timber framers, mill workers, roofers, painters and crane operators completed the job today of replacing the damaged steeple. In the process, the story emerged of how the original steeple itself had been infested with wood-boring insects and the bell yoke hadn't worked right since day one.
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((DAVID CROCCO/TIMBER FRAMER; AFTER THAT, THE GREEN WOOD THE BELL YOKE HAD BEEN MADE OF SHRANK WITHIN THE CONSTRICTION BANDS AND MANAGED TO SPLIT.))
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So Crocco (CROCK-oh) fashioned a new yoke out of live oak with adjustable bands to hold the bell in place. As the wood dries with age, someone will have to climb into the belfry and tighten the yoke every so often. So it seems the 1844 steeple- -AND its treasured church bell- -NEEDED some repairs.
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[S-Extra]


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UVa suspends Keith Jenifer, Cave and Northside hook up on the hardwood. Hidden Valley and Byrd rule the Blue Ridge swim meet. And the Hokie Bird is striking a pose. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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Ronde Barber will have surgery within a week or two to repair a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament. Following the arthroscopic surgery, Ronde likely will require rehab period of about two months. He could miss the start of Tampa Bay's off season training program. Barber says he should be ready for mini camps.
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[S-Jenifer]


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For the second time this season a UVa men's basketball player has been suspended from the team. Jermaine Harper was booted for 4 games at the start of the year, and this morning it's point guard Keith Jenifer.
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Head coach Pete Gillen says Jenifer's suspension is indefinite for what he calls conduct detrimental to the team. He will not practice or play in games during the suspension. Jenifer has played in all 19 games this year and started 14. He leads the team in assists, but also in turnovers on an off the court. The word is that the suspension is for an incident that happened this past Saturday night.
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[S-UVa]


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The UVa women have had their own troubles this season, but last night the Cavs were looking for success against Clemson.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Comcast; :00]

The Cavs had lost five straight to last night's opponent - Clemson. But U-Hall would prove to be a perfect venue to right some wrong. Cherrise Graham burned the Tigers for 22 points and three Cavs hit in double figures.
[super=33-Clemson/54/Virginia/69;]

Debbie Ryan's team turned a 3 point halftime deficit into a 69-to-54 blowout win. Virginia now 9-and-11 overall on the season.
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[S-Cave]


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High school teams in the area are trying to make up snow dates and last night the Northside gym hosted the marquee matchup of the week.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Knights vs. Vikings; :00]

Bill Pope and his Vikings hosted Cave Spring - the first place team in the "Upper" division in the Blue Ridge. Cave Spring using its size inside as Andrew Davison gets the sweet assist to John Paul Branisteanu who powers in two on the blocks. But Ryan Smith would crank up the long ball from straight on to help the Vikings take a 26-to-24 halftime lead. Smith would open the third by taking along rebound and going in for the score. Smith had 26. But Cave Spring outscored the Vikes 22-to-6 in the third quarter. Jake Kaplan who had 7 blocks gets his own rebound and puts it in.
[SUPER=33-Cave Spring/64/Northside/51;]

And Adam Trumbower iced the game with another solid 28 point effort. Cave Spring beats Northside 64-to-51.
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[S-Swim]


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The Blue Ridge district swim meet also was postponed until last night.
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And boys' and girls' swimmers from throughout the district packed the Dedmon Center pool on the Radford University campus. Hidden Valley, in its first year as a high school came in unbeaten on the boys' side and the Titans would not disappoint as Jake Bova, Jordan Anderson and Kevin Lynch led Hidden Valley to the title. The Titans beat Blacksburg 171 to 148 with Salem third and Cave Spring fourth. On the girls side, William Byrd won the title easily with 148 points. Cave Spring was second, Hidden Valley third and Blacksburg fourth. The Regional are this Saturday back at the Dedmon Center pool.
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Many of those who swam tonight grew up swimming under the watchful eye of Irene Hurley. For nearly 30 years - Irene volunteered her time and her immense talents to the Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association. This past weekend she passed away at the age of 78. Appropriately, Irene Hurley leaves behind a legacy that includes an award for volunteerism named in her honor and swimmer who bears her name. Her grand daughter competed in tonight's Blue Ridge meet.

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The Tech mascot rarely, if ever, stands still. But Travis Wells managed to catch the Hokie Bird striking a unique pose.
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((If the Hokie Bird is the life of the party at Virginia Tech sporting events, artist Judith Damon hopes that art imitates life with her 10 foot sculptured statue of the maroon mascot. In conjunction with the Tech Athletic Department and the Roanoke Valley Hokie Club, Damon is sculpting the bird with nearly a ton of clay which will eventually lead to a wax impression.
Judith:
A 30 inch quarter scale model is the blueprint for Damon's work, which should be completed by the end of April. Fans can keep up with the Hokie Bird's progress inside Towers Mall where its drawn more than a few strange looks.
Judith:
A draw that rivals that of its real life counterpart.
Jean:
Upon completion, the bird will reside in Cassell Coliseum. Its final destination will be in the new memorabilia area to be constructed as part of Lane Stadium's West Side expansion. In Roanoke, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

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Wednesday marks the national signing day for high school football players and late this afternoon the Hokies got a wide receiver from Hargrave Military. Michael Hinton, a six-two 200 pound wideout picked the Hokies over Florida State, NC State and Louisville.