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Coming up on News 7-
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He took the stand in his own defense. Tonight a jury decides if this man is guilty of killing a police officer.
Could more brew flow at Civic Center Events? We'll have details.
And we're going to the hoop as Tech- upsets 17th ranked U-Conn.
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News 7 is next

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[SOT 2:32:16]
[IN Q=Did you kill]

((Did you kill deputy F.L. Betterton? ROY INGE: NO SIR.))
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[OUT Q=no sir.]
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[VO-NAT]


Roy Inge Junior's claims of innocence fell on deaf ears tonight.
A Pittsylvania County jury found him guilty of the capital murder of a sheriff's deputy last spring.
Now the panel must decide what kind of punishment Inge deserves.
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[Inge]


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He claimed he didn't do it.. but the jury didn't buy his story.
As a result, Roy Inge Junior is now a convicted murderer and will soon learn whether he will die for his crime.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[IN Q=After two days]
[SUPER=03-Chatham; :00]
[SUPER=01-Roy Inge/Murder Defendant; :22]
[SUPER=01-Sidona Garrison/Blue Ridge Regional Jail Nurse; 1:06]
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(( After two days of testimony it took a Pittsylvania County jury just over an hour to decide that Roy Douglas Inge Junior shot and killed deputy Frankie Betterton during a traffic stop last May.
Physical and eyewitness testimony linked Inge to the crime, but the 24-year-old man took the stand protesting his innocence.. even denying that he spoke with police just hours after the murder.
[SOT 2:32:16 #5]

((ROY INGE/MURDER DEFENDANT: DID YOU KILL... ...I DO NOT KNOW.))
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[OUT Q=do not know.]
[natsot verdict 5:38:11]

((GUILTY OF UNLAWFULLY, FELONIOUSLY, DELIBERATE, PREMEDITATED KILLING OF DEPUTY SHERIFF F-L BETTERTON..))
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Inge's claims of innocence fell on deaf ears, and the jury is now hearing evidence in the penalty phase of his trial.
Prosecutors called a succession of jail employees who have had to deal with Inge since his arrest.
They told stories of a loud, disruptive and sometimes violent inmate.
[SOT 6:24:09]

((SIDONA GARRISON/BLUE RIDGE REGIONAL JAIL NURSE: HE BEGAN BEATING ON THE DOOR, AND SCREAMING 'I KNOW YOUR FACE, BITCH, I'LL GET YOU BITCH'. How many times did he say that? NUMEROUS, I DIDN'T COUNT, I WAS MORE CONCERNED ABOUT GETTING OUT.))
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[OUT Q=getting out.]


Testimony in the sentencing phase will resume Thursday morning.
The jury will then decide whether Inge should get life in prison or pay for his crimes with his life.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Chatham. ))

[Danville-Tuberculosis]


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A child at a Danville leaning center is suspected of contracting tuberculosis. The child attends Christ the King Learning Center along with about 90- other children. According to the church's pastor-- notes were sent to home to parents notifying them of the situation. The pastor says there's little chance any other children are at risk, because the illness was caught early.

[Shuttle]


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NASA is casting doubt on the leading theory of what brought Columbia down.
Officials don't believe foam debris could have caused catastrophic damage.
Elizabeth Sanchez has more on the search for clues.
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[IN Q=As divers search for debris below the murky]
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[SUPER=01-Ron Dittemore/NASA Administrator; :29]
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((As divers search for debris below the murky waters of a Texas reservoir Nasa engineers continue look for the cause of the Columbia disaster.
Investigators now are looking at the shuttles automatic control system, which attempted to stabilize Columbia after an increasing drag developed on the left side. From the beginning, Nasa's leading theory focused on foam insulation which struck the shuttles left wing damaging heat resistant tiles. It's now a theory in question. Ron Dittemore, Nasa Administrator It does not make sense that a piece of debris would be the root cause of the loss of Columbia and its crew. Nasa says the foam like this, was as big as briefcase but its lightweight not heavy enough or traveling fast enough to cause significant damage to the shuttle.
(911 CALL) "We just saw something very strange in the sky"

Released 911 calls reveal witnesses shock, and disbelief... as Columbia broke apart Saturday morning...
(911 FEMALE CALLER)

I know there's nothing you can do about it (cries) but the "Challenger" was coming in this morning and it blew up." Investigators believe the break up my have started in California where these pieces were found. Meanwhile, authorities are cracking down on those accused of 'stealing' pieces of Columbia. Two Texans arrested face a maximum of ten years in prison if convicted. Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS News Houston))

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What do former Governor George Allen and current Governor Mark Warner have in common? Very little, according to Republican Speaker of the House Bill Howell.
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Today Howell compared Warner to Allen, who as a Republican governor was forced to work with a Democratic -controlled legislature.
The Speaker says Warner has not been effective in getting his initiatives through the legislature- like allowing governors to run for re-election.
Warner says he "completely disagrees" and that most of his proposals are moving forward.
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Warner says there are more Republicans in the legislature now than there were Democrats during Allen's term in office.
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[Circuit-City]


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Circuit City will cut about two thousand jobs.
The company says it's part of an effort to retool its marketing strategy.
The Richmond-based electronics store chain also said it will relocate or remodel more stores this year and will close ten more repair shops.
Circuit City will stop paying commissions to its salespeople and instead will pay all store employees an hourly rate.

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Not looking good. That's how authorities in Grayson County describe the search for a missing five-year-old.
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Logan Nathaniel Bowman has been missing since January eighth. With some help from volunteers, the Sheriff's office says it conducted an all-out search for Logan Monday, but they did not find anything.
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Officials say ideally, they would conduct extensive searches everyday, but realistically they just can't.
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((JERRY WILSON/GRAYSON CO. SHERIFF: WE HAVE A MURDER WE'RE STILL WORKING ON. WE JUST LOCATED A MAN WE'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR SINCE LAST JUNE. WE ANSWER SEVERAL CALLS DURING THE DAYS AND NIGHTS. WE JUST DON'T HAVE THE MANPOWER TO DO IT.))
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Meanwhile, Logan's mother Cynthia Davis is being held under a 100-thousand dollar bond for child endangerment. She is scheduled to appeal the bond tomorrow morning in Circuit Court.
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[Peterson]


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One week ago, Scott Peterson sold his missing wife's S-U-V. Now, it seems Peterson is considering selling their house too.
Laci Peterson's family stepped up its criticism this evening.
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((RON GRANTSKI/LACI'S STEP-FATHER; THE HOUSE IS IN BOTH NAMES, LACI'S AND SCOTT'S. I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT HE THOUGHT HE COULD SELL IT WITHOUT LACI'S SIGNATURE. OF COURSE I FIND IT HARD TO UNDERSTAND A LOT SCOTT HAS DONE))
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Laci's family is questioning Scott Peterson's motives after they drove by the home and saw her Land Rover missing.
Peterson traded her S-U-V for a truck.
His sister says he had to because police still have his other truck impounded.
The dealer later returned the car to Laci's family after finding out who owned it.
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[IN Q=IF HE HAS ANY THOUGHT]

((SHERRY BENNETT/WITNESSED SCOTT'S TRANSACTION; IF HE AS ANY THOUGHT THAT HIS WIFE MIGHT COME HOME SAFELY, THEN WHY IS HE SELLING HER CAR))
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Laci has been missing since Christmas Eve.
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Colin Powell's made his presentation about Iraq... but did he change any minds.
Find out when News 7 returns.
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Plus opponents trash the Roanoke Civic Center's plan to sell alcohol at more events.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office on a wild night as Tech hammers U-Conn. Patrick Henry wins a sold out battle with Fleming. Hollins gets a sweet win over Roanoke, plus national signing day news from throughout the region tonight on the Big 7.))

[Iraq]


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Secretary of State Colin Powell is gauging members reaction to his presentation today.
Powell showed U-S evidence of Iraq's failure to cooperate with U-N weapons inspectors.
A senior White House official says the next 24 to 36 hours will be critical.
Aleen Sirgany has more on the speech and reaction to it.
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((LAYING OUT THE STRONGEST U.S CASE AGAINST SADDAM HUSSEIN TO DATE, SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL DELIVERED AN HOUR-AND-A-HALF OF EVIDENCE TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL. COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE: I believe that Iraq is now in further material breach of its obligations. I believe this conclusion is irrefutable and undeniable. ARMED WITH SATELLITE IMAGES REPORTEDLY SHOWING MORE THAN A DOZEN MUNITIONS BUNKERS, POWELL ALSO CITED INFORMANTS WHO REPORTED IRAQ WAS HIDING ROCKETS ARMED WITH BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS. BUT PERHAPS THE MOST DRAMATIC MOMENT CAME WHEN THE SECRETARY OF STATE PLAYED AN AUDIO TAPE OF AN INTERCEPTED CONVERSATION IN WHICH AN IRAQI OFFICER TELLS A SUBORDINATE TO ERASE ALL REFERENCES TO "NERVE AGENTS" FROM OVER-THE-AIR...OR WIRELESS...COMMUNICATIONS. POWELL: Nerve agents. Stop talking about it. They are listening to us. Don't give any evidence that we have these horrible agents. WHILE THE EVIDENCE WAS ENOUGH TO SWAY SOME SKEPTICAL LAWMAKERS, IT WASN'T ENOUGH FOR OTHERS WHO FEAR THE U-S MIGHT BE RUSHING TO WAR. REP. RON PAUL/R-TX: We're embarking on a serious mistake, going the wrong way at the wrong time, going into a war we don't need to be in. POWELL'S REPORT APPARENTLY DIDN'T WIN OVER SKEPTICAL ALLIES IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY EITHER. CHINA AND RUSSIA ARGUE THE INSPECTORS SHOULD CONTINUE THEIR WORK. AND FRANCE PROPOSES SENDING IN MORE INSPECTORS. THE U-N'S CHIEF INSPECTOR AND THE NUCLEAR WATCHDOG GO BACK TO IRAQ THIS WEEKEND JUST DAYS BEFORE THEY DELIVER THEIR FINDINGS TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBSNEWS, WASHINGTON.))
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Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is calling the situation in North Korea very dangerous -- particularly since the North says it's reactivated its nuclear facilities.
The State Department says if today's announcement is true, it would be a ''very serious development.''
Rumsfeld insists the situation still can be resolved peacefully.

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The World Court orders the U-S to stay the executions of three Mexicans- and reserved the right to intervene in dozens more cases.
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Mexico took the U-S to the international court of justice at the Hague- saying more than 50 of its nationals on death row should get retrials.
That because Mexico says U-S authorities failed to tell them of their rights to help after their arrests.
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((SANTIAGO ONATE/MEXICO'S AMBASSADOR TO THE NETHERLANDS: WHAT WE HAVE NOW IS A PROVISION AND MEASURE AN ORDER FROM THE COURT THAT WILL PREVENT ANY EXECUTION UNTIL THE COURT DECIDES ON THE MERITS . IT IS THEN THAT WE WILL SEE THE FULL REDRESS.))
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Mexico's request reflects deep disquiet over capital punishment- which has led to protests from leading European states and the Pope.
The U-S and Japan are the only rich industrialized nations to execute convicted criminals.
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Mexico wants retrials for all 54 of its nationals, four of them mentally ill or retarded, who were sentenced to death in the U-S.

[Harris]


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The Texas dentist accused of running over her husband with a car says she and her husband were best friends.
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[SUPER=03-Houston, TX]


Clara Harris testified in her trial today saying she and her husband were very much in love.
But she says her husband began to change last year and was spending less time with family.
She then learned he had been seeing his receptionist-Gail Bridges.
Clara Harris says her husband's death was an accident.
Prosecutors say she deliberately ran him down in a hotel parking lot.
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[Civic-Center]


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A fight is brewing over alcohol sales at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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The facility currently sells beer at professional sporting events, but the city has applied for an ABC license that would allow alcoholic beverages at any event.
Civic Center officials say the change is needed to remain competitive, but the proposal is raising concerns.
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((REV. MARK WASHINGTON/HOLLINS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH: I'VE ALREADY HAD PEOPLE TO TELL ME THAT AS IT IS NOW THEY DON'T CARRY THEIR FAMILIES THERE TO SOME OF THESE EVENTS WHERE THEY KNOW THAT ALCOHOL IS BEING SOLD AND IF THIS EXPANDS, I'VE HAD OTHER FOLKS SAY YOU KNOW WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE GOING AT ALL.)) ((CHIP SNEAD/CIVIC FACILITIES ACTING DIRECTOR: WE WILL DECIDE VERY CAREFULLY. AND I CAN ASSURE THE PUBLIC THAT WE WILL ERR ON THE SIDE OF BEING PRUDENT AND CONSERVATIVE.))
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[SUPER=01-Chip Snead/Civic Facilities Acting Director; :15]
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The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control will hold a hearing on the city's request later this month.

Opponents are meeting Monday night at Hollins Road Baptist Church.
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[VA-Services]


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There are so many veterans seeking care through the V-A health system that the agency now has to limit who's eligible for services.
That's just one of the changes the V-A has made to deal with its budget shortfall.
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[VO-NAT]
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The V-A in Salem says its patient load has risen 60-percent in the last ten years. But it doesn't have the resources to meet the growing demand.
In fact, the medical center is predicting a 7 to 8 million dollar shortfall for 2004.
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((STEPHEN LEMONS/SALEM V. A. MEDICAL CENTER; WE OPERATE UNDER A CONTINUAL SHORTFALL OF FUNDING TO REALLY MEET THE TRUE DEMAND FOR VETERANS THAT ARE COMING IN FOR CARE. WE HAVE A WAITING LIST OF SOME 2-THOUSAND VETERANS THAT WE ARE TRYING TO GET IN))
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And this is a national problem that has prompted the V-A health care system to make some changes.
Higher income veterans who do not have service-related ailments will no longer be able to enroll in the system.
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(( ALTHOUGH THIS WILL NOT IMPACT A LARGER NUMBER OF VETERANS. VETERANS WHO TRADITIONALLY HAVE BEEN ELIGIBLE FOR CARE WILL BE LIMITED))
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Other changes include higher co-payments on medication as well as "in patient" and "out patient" services.
Lemons says the President is requesting a significant increase in funding for the V-A in 2004.
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Snow's in the forecast.
Robin will be here with the details when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus drivers in one state can now put their trust on their bumpers.
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[God-Tag]


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South Carolinians are showing their faith- on the road.
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The state now has a new license plate that says In God We Trust.
The 24 dollar tags go on sale Valentine's Day- as an alternative to the Palmetto Tree plates.
A South Carolina lawmaker proposed the tags after the terrorist attacks on the nation.
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[Academy-Music]


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Two Hill City arts groups are considering joining forces.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;]

The academy of Music Theatre and Lynchburg Fine Arts Center today announced intentions to merge. Both organizations will create a subcommittee to design a merger plan. Details like finances and location have yet to be worked out although both groups say their goal is the development of a cultural arts complex in downtown Lynchburg to include the historic Academy of Music Theatre. The venue is currently undergoing more than 9-million dollars in renovations.
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National signing day across the nation. We'll hear from Beamer, Groh, the Lewises and the folks at Hargrave. Plus, Tech upsets UConn and PH battles Fleming. But first your Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg; :00]

JMU head coach Sherman Dillard was not with his team tonight as the Dukes played UNC Wilmington. The Bassett native who is now 47 years old, was attempting to do a 360 dunk in practice on Tuesday and in the process tore the quadricep tendon in his left leg. Dillard had to undergo two hours of surgery to repair the leg. He got out of the hospital this afternoon, but he will be on crutches for the next four to six weeks.
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[S-UConn]


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We begin this segment at the Cassell. If only Ricky Stokes could play the teams that begin with "U" - he might be unbeaten. First U-Va and last night 17th ranked U-Conn gets pummeled by underdog Tech.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/ESPN-Plus; :00]

U-Conn's George Blaney was coaching last night as Jim Calhoun was back in Hartford preparing for prostate cancer surgery in the morning. Terry Taylor was a one man inside wrecking crew as he powered in a season high 19 points and pulled down 9 rebounds. Carlos Dixon dropped in 21 from the outside as Tech
[SUPER=33-Connecticut #17/74/Virginia Tech/95;]

dominates U-Conn from the start to get the 95-to-74 win.
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[S-PH]


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In high school hoops last night Fleming and PH squared off for second time this season. Meeting number one was a double overtime Fleming win on Ferncliff.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Colonels vs. Patriots; :00]

The Civic Center is too big for the game, but the respective gyms are just too little to hold this rivalry. Members of the sold out crowd would see this stay tight as well as Dwayne Priest goes horizontal for the hoop. Fleming leads late in the third. But the rest was PH. Senior forward Marlin Kemp drains the left handed three from the right wing in the fourth quarter.
[SUPER=33-William Fleming/70/Patrick Henry/75;]

And Andre Brewer had a double-double with 16 points and 10 boards. PH beats Fleming 75-to-70.
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[S-Dazzle]


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The Roanoke Dazzle is an exciting, solid team to watch this year - but just don't go see the team play when first place Fayetteville is in town.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Patriots vs. Dazzle; :00]

Again, last night the Dazzle failed to move closer to the first place Patriots as they drop a 5 point decision. Cory Alexander on the move with the Alley-oop to Terrence Shannon - who swings from the ring with two of his 25 points. Fayetteville will get lucky as Jason Capel fires in the long ball. It
[SUPER=33-Fayetteville/97/Roanoke/92;]

bounces twice off the top of the back board and falls right in for three. Fayetteville wins 97-to-92.
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[S-Hollins]


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In the ODAC last night the Hollins University women hosted Roanoke as Hollins looked to get back to the 500 mark on the season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Roanoke vs. Hollins; :00]

Hollins would get the ball to its top player in the first half as Brandi Cochran, the Hillsville native knocks in the short jumper. She had 19 points. Roanoke's Megan McCue will miss the shot, but it's a nice pass to Liz Sloop for the bucket.
[SUPER=33-Roanoke/64/Hollins/67;]

But Roanoke shot just 34 percent and Cochran caused enough problems to get Hollins the 67-to-64 win over Roanoke. Only the second time ever Hollins has beaten the Maroons.
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[S-UVa]


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UVa picked up signatures from 21 high school players yesterday including one local product - 6 foot seven inch Eddie Pinigis from Jefferson Forest in Bedford County.
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The Cavs signed four wide receivers including six foot five inch wideout Fontell Mines from Richmond's Hermitage high school. Overall, Al Groh loaded up on speed.
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The Hokies signed 23 players - including 9 of the top 15 in the state. They also signed three players who have fathers who played in the NFL. Brett Warren - the son for former Redskin Don Warren. Joe Razzano - the son of Rick. And Kenny Lewis - the son of Tech hall of famer Kenny Lewis, Senior.
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Lewis rushed for 1042 yards this past season and scored 18 touchdowns. He and his dad talked about their big day this afternoon at George Washington high in Danville.
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If you wanted quality and quanity the place to be today was Hargrave Military in Chatham. Steve Mason has the academy's amazing signing day story.
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[SUPER=01-C. J. Bannister/Signs with Hampton; :38]
[SUPER=01-Chris McDuffie/Signs with Clemson; :54]
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((This star studded cast is going places. Two to Florida State, one to Ole Miss, one to Arkansas, one to N.C. State, one each to Tech and Virginia and a pair to Clemson. ((ROBERT PRUNTY/HARGRAVE MILITARY ACADEMY FOOTBALL COACH:))
a big congratulations are in order to the smallest player. C.J. Bannister signs to play for Hampton. A full scholarship to go a long with a three appearances on the Hargrave deans list, an accomplishment he had hoped to tackle while piling up yards at William Fleming. ((C.J. BANNISTER/SIGNS WITH HAMPTON:))
Former G.W. Danville star offensive lineman Chris McDuffie inks a deal with Clemson. ((CHRIS MCDUFFIE/SIGNS WITH CLEMSON:))
Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer already has walk on and Pulaski tight end Matt Roan in Blacksburg along with full scholarship recipient and defensive back Corey Gordon. His third Hargrave signee is Michael Hinton. The 6'3" 200 pounder can play either defensive back or receiver. ((MICHEAL HINTON/SIGNS WITH VIRGINIA TECH:))
Virginia's only Hargrave signee could be the best in the class. Linebacker Ahmad Brooks is already enrolled at UVa.)) ((STEVE MASON:))

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VMI announced the signing of 8 young men yesterday including Lexington native Adam Reel - a six-three, 250 pound linebacker and end from Virginia Episcopal. His brother Andy also played for the Keydets. The Keydets also landed six-five Tommy Lloyd from Riverheads in Augusta Co.