Coming up on News 7-
Get ready for another blast of winter weather.
The latest on the forecast.
Hundreds are evacuated after a train derails in Illinois.
We'll visit a garage in Blacksburg-- where you buy the parts, and they provide the labor.
Plus, a couple of school delays to pass along.
News 7 is next.
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The work-week could start out as a white- one.... with snow already falling tonight in some higher elevations.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
Snow is already coming down in Bluefield and far southwest Virginia.
But when will it arrive here.
Tonight's snow may force some schools to cancel classes.
That combined with all of the other missed days-- could amount to a shortened summer.
Many school systems may soon have to adjust their school calendar to make up for the days missed at school.
In Henry County for example, students have already missed six school days this year because of the weather.
The school system has budgeted for nine but administrators realize winter is far from over.
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[IN Q=We constantly reassess]
((SHARON DODSON/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: WE CONSTANTLY REASSESS WHERE WE STAND AND DECIDE WHETHER WE HAVE TO DO THINGS LIKE EXTENDED SCHOOL DAYS. WE'RE NOT THERE YET BUT IT IS STILL SNOWING. IT'S STILL WINTER.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon Dodson/Superintendent of Schools]
[OUT Q=it's still winter]
State law requires students to be in school for 180 days or 990 hours a year.
What appears to be the hatch door of space shuttle "Columbia'' has been found in Nacogdoches, Texas.
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The piece was among three large pieces of debris located today.
Sheriff's officials say the door had a hydraulic opening and closing mechanism and is pretty much intact.
Yesterday, a 300-pound object that appears to be a door panel
from one of the shuttle's wheel wells was found.
In other shuttle news-- investigators are searching for evidence that a block of ice big enough to damage "Columbia's" wing may have formed on a waste water vent.
A day after the shuttle was launched, military radar detected an object moving rapidly away from the shuttle.
So far, searchers have recovered more than 12- thousand pieces of the shuttle in Texas and Lousiana.
In the Lone Star state, much of the debris has been located in the town of Hemphill.
Tonight-- Bill Whitaker with a look at what the past week has meant for residents in the quiet community.
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[IN Q=Nothing changes ]
[SUPER=03-Hemphill, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nathan Ener/Hemphill Resident; :27 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Bill Whitaker/CBS News; :45]
[SUPER=01-Pat Pevito/Volunteer; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Maddox/Sabine Co. Sheriff; 1:34]
[OUT Q=CBS News. ]
((NARR: Nothing changes much in Hemphill, Texas. It's the kind of placewhere the water tower is the tallest structure ...where the big news is whether the bass are biting.
SOT: Sheriff Tom Maddox & Whitaker walking down street/ BW: BUT NO STOP LIGHTS? TM: NO STOP LIGHTS.
NARR: Tom Maddox is the county sheriff.
SOT: Sheriff Tom Maddox, Sabine County, Texas/ IT'S PRETTY WELL THE SAME DAY IN, DAY OUT.
NARR: Until last Saturday ... when the Shuttle Columbia broke apart overhead, raining debris everywhere: backyards, road sides, forests.
SOT: Nathan Ener/ I STARTED HEARING A LOUD RUMBLE AND THE GROUND WAS SHAKING.
NARR: Columbia's nose cone crashed down right across the street from Nathan Ener's house.
SOT: Nathan Ener/ IN ONE WAY I FEEL REAL LUCKY, BECAUSE IF IT WOULD HAVE CAME ANOTHER 100 YARDS, IT WOULD HAVE COME DOW
N RIGHT THROUGH THE TOP OF THE HOUSE.
NARR: After the shuttle, the media descended on Hemphill.
Whitaker on cam/ WHEN THE SHUTTLE DEBRIS FELL FROM THE SKY IT PUT THE SPOTLIGHT NOT JUST ON THIS TOWN, IT PUT THE PEOPLE ON CENTER STAGE TOO. AND SURPRISINGLY, EVEN TO THEMSELVES, THEY WERE READY FOR THEIR CLOSE UP.
NARR: They did the usual: tied ribbons, made memorials. But then they did the unusual. People stopped what they were doing ... dropped
dominoes in mid-game ... and helped: search the woods and lakes, provide shelter ... and trays and trays of home-cooked meals - three a day still for hundreds of searchers.
SOT: Pat Pevito, volunteer & Whitaker/ BW: YOU'RE NOT GETTING PAID FOR THIS? PP: NO WE'RE NOT. BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THE
SMILES ON THESE GUYS FACES WHEN THEY COME, IT'S WORTH IT. THAT'S THE PAY.
NARR: So many volunteered, the sheriff turned some away. Ask him about the community's response and he says, "aw shucks, no big deal."
SOT: Sheriff Tom Maddox, Sabine County, TX/ I JUST HOPE THAT AFTER IT'SALL SAID AND DONE THAT YOU DID ALL YOU COULD DO
AND IT WAS THE RIGHT THING.
NARR: The search won't be done for weeks or months, but it's clear already, folks here did the right thing. BW, CBSN, Hemphill, TX. ))
It could be three days before folks in a small southern Illinois town are allowed back in their homes.
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About 500 of Tamaroa's 800 residents were evacuated after a train hauling hazardous chemicals derailed in the middle of town.
One chemical leaked and caught fire, but no injuries have been reported.
Three of the chemicals on board the Illinois Central-Canadian National train have been identified as vinyl chloride, formaldehyde
and hydrochloric acid.
Authorities say they can kill in large concentrations.
If you've ever had work done on your car, you know it can sometimes cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars.
But as Justin McLeod found out-- a lot of times all it takes is a few bucks and a little know how.
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[SUPER=01-Jesse Lord/VT Student; :13]
[SUPER=01-Becky Reynolds/VT Student; :29]
[SUPER=01-Liz Langer/VT Student; :41]
[SUPER=01-Bob Barfield/Clinic Supervisor; 1:03]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Blacksburg]
((((NAT SOUND OF GARAGE OPENING AT 12:56:13))
Every weekend, some Virginia Tech students leave the classroom for this garage in Blacksburg.
((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CAR GOING UP AT 17:22:38))
They're taking part in a car clinic.
[IN Q=I've seen parts]
((JESSE LORD/VIRGINA TECH STUDENT: I'VE SEEN PARTS OF MY ENGINE THAT I'VE NEVER SEEN IN MY CAR BEFORE AND IT'S BEEN A REAL GOOD LEARNING FOR ALL OF US.))
[OUT Q=all of us]
((NAT SOUND OF "YOU'RE GETTING BETTER AT THIS" AT 12:51:26))
The clinic began last spring after Bob Barfield kept hearing the same story...students paying too much money to have work done on their cars.
[IN Q=I spent a thousand]
((BECKY REYNOLDS/VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT: I SPENT A THOUSAND DOLLARS ON MY CAR WHEN ALL I NEEDED TO SPEND WAS TEN DOLLARS ON A RADIATOR FLUSH.))
[OUT Q=radiator flush]
((NAT SOUND OF BOB SAYING "THERE WAS NO SUCH THING" AT 12:52:14))
So with Bob's help, these students began learning everything from changing their oil to brake pads.
[IN Q=Recently I went back]
((LIZ LANGER/VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT: RECENTLY I WENT BACK TO THEM TO GET SOMETHING CHANGED AND I TOLD THEM THEY PUT TOO MUCH OIL IN MY CAR AND YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THIS GUY HE WAS JUST BLOWN AWAY.))
[OUT Q=just blown away]
You too can be blown away.
Members want to open the clinic to the public.
You can come and learn how to fix your car or have these members do it for you.
All you have to do is bring the parts, the work is free.
[IN Q=We hope to get people]
((BOB BARFIELD/CLINIC SUPERVISOR: WE HOPE TO GET PEOPLE THAT NEED HELP TO BRING THEIR CARS IN LIKE WIDOWS OR WHATEVER THAT CAN'T FINANCIALLY AFFORD TO PAY HIGH PRICES.))
[OUT Q=high prices]
((QUICK NAT SOUND OF WORK BEING DONE))
If you end up using the garage on a regular basis, members ask that you pay a small monthly fee.
That will help offset the cost of rent which is 16-hundred dollars a month.
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[IN Q=The garage is located]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE GARAGE IS LOCATED HERE IN THE 12-HUNDRED BLOCK OF NORTH MAIN STREET IN BLACKSBURG. IT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC MOST SATURDAY'S BUT YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. YOU CAN DO SO BY E-MAILING THEM. THAT ADDRESS IS "THEGARAGE@VT.EDU. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7, BLACKSBURG.))
[OUT Q=JM, NEWS 7, BLACKSBURG]))
Still to come on the newscast, it may be Sunday, but the U-S Postal Service still had a message to deliver.
And U-N weapons inspectors say they see signs that Iraq may be more willing to cooperate, but they're not convinced yet.
Iraq is beginning to take international concerns seriously.
That today from Chief U-N weapons inspector Hans Blix.
He says inspectors are seeing signs of a positive new attitude from Iraqi officials.
But President Bush doesn't appear as convinced.
At the Greenbrier Resort today-- Bush said Iraq has fooled the world for more than a decade and the U-N now faces a moment of truth in disarming Saddam.
Aleen Sirgany has more from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/Secretary of State; :51 ]
[SUPER=01-Condoleezza Rice/National Security Advisor; :1:14 ]
[OUT Q=AS, CBS News, Washington]
(nats...bush off plane)DETERMINED TO DEAL WITH SADDAM HUSSEIN, THE WHITE HOUSE TURNED UP THE PRESSURE ON THE UNITED NAT
IONS... ...CALLING ON THE SECURITY COUNCIL TO SWIFTLY DECIDE IRAQ'S FATE....OR RISK ITS OWN CREDIBILITY.
SOT - PRESIDENT BUSH - "The United Nations gets to decide shortly whether or not it is going to be relevant in terms of
keeping the peace, whether or not its words mean anything."
THE PRESIDENT SAID SUNDAY, HE IS WILLING...FOR A 'SHORT TIME'...TO WORK WITH THE COUNCIL AND AMERICAN ALLIES.. TO GET A 'SECOND' RESOLUTION CONDEMNING IRAQ. BUT WITH OR WITHOUT THE U-N... THE PRESIDENT WARNED... THE U-S WILL ACT.
SOT - BUSH " We will disarm Saddam Hussein if he does not disarm himself."
WITH A GROWING U-S MILITARY PRESENCE IN THE GULF -- FRANCE AND GERMANY ARE REPORTEDLY PREPARING A 'PEACE PLAN' TO TRY TO AVERT WAR.
SOT - COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE (meet the press) - "This idea of more inspectors...or no fly zones, or whatever
else may be in this proposal that is being developed is a diversion -- not a solution."
THE ADMINISTRATION INSISTS -- SADDAM'S DAYS ARE NUMBERED -- UNLESS HE GIVES UP ALL WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. AND EVEN IF HE DECIDES TO LEAVE HIS COUNTRY -- TOP U-S OFFICIALS SAY IT MAY NOT BE ENOUGH TO STOP AN INVASION.
SOT - CONDOLEEZZA RICE/NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR "If the world were fortunate enough to have saddam hussein and his cro
nies decide to leave, there would still be work to do." THE PIVOTAL PRESENTATION BY U-N INSPECTORS WILL COME ON FRIDAY.... FOLLOWED BY SOME SORT OF ACTION.... STILL UNCLEAR IS WHO WILL MAKE THE FIRST MOVE. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS...WASHINGTON.))
The City of Roanoke is getting ready to do some major work on its parks.
The city plans to demolish and rebuild the restrooms at five parks in Roanoke.
They include the parks at Washington, Loudon, Staunton, Breckinridge, and Garden City.
The new facilities will cost 80-thousand dollars a piece but city leaders say it's money well-spent.
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[IN Q=There was definetely]
((LAURIE WOOD/PARKS AND RECREATION DEPT.: THERE WAS DEFINITELY NEED FOR THEM. THE FIXTURES OR THE BATHROOMS IN MOST OF OUR CITY PARKS ARE REALLY OLD AND REALLY NEED TO BE REPLACED. WE REPLACED 11 LAST YEAR AND WE'RE WORKING ON THESE FIVE FOR THIS YEAR. WE EVEN HAD THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS COME OUT AND MEET WITH US TO DECIDE WHAT WOULD BE THE BEST BATHROOMS FOR THEIR PARKS IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS.))
[SUPER=01-Laurie Wood/Parks and Recreation Dept.]
[OUT Q=in their neighborhoods]
The new bathrooms will have stainless steel fixtures and will be designed to prevent vandalism.
The project should be completed by the summer.
Downtown Roanoke has had parking problems for years, but some changes may be on the way after a new study.
The city study found a deficit of more than 450 parking spaces in the Church Avenue corridor alone.
City officials are considering construction of a parking garage that could serve the courthouse, police department, Red Cross, YMCA, and Jefferson Center.
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[IN Q=One of the things]
((BILL BESTPITCH/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I AM MOST HAPPY ABOUT JOE IS THE FACT THAT WE'RE THINKING MORE IN TERMS OF STRUCTURED PARKING INSTEAD OF SURFACE PARKING. I JUST THINK THAT DOWNTOWN LAND IS WAY TOO VALUABLE TO HAVE SURFACE PARKING WHEN WE CAN USE THAT FOR SO MANY OTHER GOOD ENTERPRISES IN THE CITY.))
[OUT Q=other good enterprises in the city]
The parking study identified at least four possible sites, but city officials say they want to talk with potential partners before deciding where a new parking garage should be located.
The U.S Postal service delivered an important message in the Roanoke Valley today.
More than two hundred people attended the postal service's annual black history program this afternoon at Saint Elias Catholic Church in Roanoke.
Those who attended were treated to a free lunch, plenty of local talent, and several children's activities.
The theme for this year's event was "plant a seed, grow a nation."
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[IN Q=Basically it is saying]
((RACHEL IVORY/U.S. POSTAL SERVICE: BASICALLY IT IS SAYING THAT IF WE'RE PLANTING A SEED WHICH ARE THE CHILDREN, WE'RE PLANTING SEEDS, THERE WE'RE GROWING A NATION. THESE OUR ARE CHILDREN OF TOMORROW.))
[SUPER=01-Rachel Ivory/U.S. Postal Service]
[OUT Q=children of tomorrow]
The Postal Service's black history program has been going strong now for more than a decade.
This is the first year the event also helped a local charity.
Attendees were asked to donate children's items for the Abused Women's Shelter.
Up next on the newscast, many localities are finding out it is especially difficult to balance the books this year,
and it's a unique art form that some hope won't fly away. We'll take a look at some efforts to "Save the Girls" when we return.
Many localities are finding out that this budget season will be difficult to manage.
Leaders in Henry County expect revenues to be flat for the upcoming 2004 budget year.
This will also be the first year the county feels the full effects of the recent closing of V-F Imagewear.
The county is set to lose 1.6 million dollars in revenue from V-F.
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[IN Q=VF Imagewear was a major]
((TIM HALL/COUNTY SPOKESPERSON: VF IMAGEWEAR WAS A MAJOR TAX PAYER IN HENRY COUNTY AND OBVIOUSLY THEY DON'T HAVE A PRESENCE HERE ANYMORE SO THAT'S GOING TO EFFECT OUR BUDGET AND THAT'S WHERE RIPPLE COMES IN. IF IT EFFECTS THE COUNTY'S BUDGET IT ALSO EFFECTS THE SCHOOL'S BUDGET, IT EFFECTS PUBLIC SAFETY'S BUDGET, IT EFFECTS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT'S BUDGET SO THERE IS TOUGH CHOICES AND TOUGH DECISIONS TO BE MADE.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Hall/County Spokesperson]
[OUT Q=to be made]
Hall says he doesn't see the county raising taxes to make up for any budget shortfall.
The county will hold several public hearings in the next few months before the Board of Supervisors adopts a budget.
Most Americans know the names Memphis Belle and Enola Gay.
These World War Two planes were made famous by the crews that flew them and the men who named them.
But only a few pieces of the art adorning the aircraft survived.
As Joel Thomas reports, now there's a struggle to "Save the Girls".
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[SUPER=01-Joel Thomas/CBS News; :27]
[SUPER=01-Dean Leyerly/385th Bomb Group; :35 (QUICK) ]
[SUPER=01-Tami O'Bannion/Airpower Heritage Museum; 1:03]
[SUPER=02-George Olesen/493rd Squadron Artist; 1:30]
((THIS IS WHAT CARRIED THE LIFE-BLOOD OF AMERICA'S AIR WAR DURING WORLD WAR TWO. PART OF A PLANE THAT WAS A PROJECTION OF POWER, AND AN AERIAL FOXHOLE FOR A CREW OF TEN. A HALF A MILLION AMERICAN MEN WOULD FIGHT UP HERE -- AND 15-HUNDRED AIRPLANES A MONTH WOULD NOT COME HOME.
Joel Thomas/CBS News
"the men felt like a part of the machine. it protected them. it brought them home. and for this machine that protected the souls inside, the men
gave the machine a soul of its own."
Dean Leyerly/385TH BOMB GROUP
"(i) think they really felt like they were all one. I know we did, in part, when we were flying Little Audry. You'd look out there...from wear and
tear. but we never worried about her getting us back."
BUT THE PLANES WHO BROUGHT THE MEN HOME DIDN'T SURVIVE. 300-THOUSAND AIRPLANES WERE SCRAPPED, AND MELTED. WHICH IS WHAT MAKES THE GIRLS ALL THE MORE SPECIAL. ITS THE ONLY COLLECTION LIKE IT IN THE WORLD. ONE MAN AT A SCRAP YARD HACKED THESE PIECES FROM PLANES DOOMED FOR DESTRUCTION.
THESE ARE THE METAL CANVASES OF A GENERATION AT WAR.
Tami O'Bannion/AIRPOWER HERITAGE MUSEUM
"its the reflection of a mind of a 19-year old lieutenant on a b-24 liberator, 10-thousand feet over the himilayan mountain range. away from
his family, his girl his friends."
EVERY MARK IS A MISSION. AND THESE LADIES BROUGHT THEIR MEN HOME EVEN WHEN THE MACHINE ITSELF SEEMED READY TO FALL FROM THE SKY. THEY DIDN'T INTEND TO MAKE ART FOR THE GENERATIONS -- THEY MADE A COMPANION FOR THE WARRIORS.
VOICE OF:George Olesen/493RD SQUADRON ARTIST
"I just couldn't see how the heck anything could last up there. I just did the best I could with what I had. You have to appreciate the fact this is
who knows what kind of paint on an aluminum canvas. that's a nightmare for art conservators."
THE MUSEUM IS WORKING TO SAVE THESE RARE PIECES. AFTERALL, THESE WERE REMINDERS OF BEAUTY IN THE UGLINESS OF WAR. CREATION IN AN ERA OF DESTRUCTION. A STATEMENT THAT MEN SURROUNDED BY WAR KNOW THERE'S MORE TO LIVING THAN DYING.
"I think everybody should get a chance to look at them. its authentic.
I wish we had more of them."
"you could say we're the sould or we gave her soul. she's part of us. definately. yes. i don't doubt that."
THIS IS WHAT CARRIED THE LIFE-BLOOD OF AMERICA'S AIR WAR DURING WORLD WAR TWO. IN MIDLAND, JOEL THOMAS, FOR CBS NEWS))
Major League Baseball Houston Astros closer Billy Wagner was one of five diamond stars inducted into the Salem-Roanoke Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony at the Salem Civic Center tonight.
Wagner played college baseball at Ferrum and is a Virginia native.Wagner, who attended tonight's ceremony, is one of the top closers in the majors but tonight's honor means as much to him as being a major league star.
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[IN Q="I have spent"]
[SUPER=01-Billy Wagner/Pitcher-Houston Astros]
[OUT Q=to be inducted.]
Longtime Glenvar baseball coach Larry Wood was also part of the honors, but the ex-Highlander skipper is still in shock over being voted in.
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[IN Q="It's quite an honor"]
[SUPER=01-Larry Wood/Former Glenvar Head Coach]
[OUT Q="Why me"]
Other inductees include former Virginia Tech standout and seven year major leaguer Leo Burke, former Salem Pirates General manager Morris Cregger, and one time Salem Pirates pitcher Doug "lefty" Nelson.
The NBA all star game in Atlanta featured the worlds best but all eyes were on the greatest of all time, Michael Jordan.
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Jordan is playing in his final all star game of his career. Jordan was not supposed to start but former Tarheel Vince Carter gave way to his university's famous alum. Jordan finished with 18 points and at halftime Jordan was serenaded to by Mariah Carey who sang her Hero song to his airness. Jordan then addressed the all star audience.
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[SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/13 Time NBA All-Star; :00]
[OUT Q=wrest of the players in the NBA"]
The game goes into overtime and Kobe Bryant takes control here nailing the short jumper but Philadelphia 76er star guard Allen Iverson comes right back with the answer in the form of an acrobatic lay up. The West beats the East 155 to145.
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Roanoke Catholic and Benedictine matched up on the Celtics home floor today.
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The Celtics would hear some emotional words from head coach Dick Wall during the first quarter.
Catholic down early, the Celtics move the ball around the key to Steve Nowlin who rips rope from behind the arc that cuts the Cadets lead to 1.
Benedictine's Vernon Hamilton floats the running J from 15 feet away and the Cadets were up by a bucket.
Catholic's Tony Haiston again goes to the long ball and he connects from the right side.
[SUPER=33-Benedictine/64/Roanoke Catholic/66;]This time, the Celtics go inside to Tadas Stanaitis who takes it alo
ng the baseline and scores with the one hander.
Tadas then drives one more time but this time gives to Haiston. he hits, Catholic takes the lead and wins 66-64.
Juluis Hodge's three point attempt at the buzzer rimmed out and Virginia downed the Wolfpack 61-58 in Charlottesville today.
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The wahoos came into the game having lost five in a row to the Wolfpack, including a 75-63 setback to State in early January.
The Cavs got another huge day from Travis Watson as the All-American candidate registers another double double he had 15 points and 14 rebounds.
[SUPER=33-N.C. State/58/Virginia/61;]Majestic Mapp was also tough. He had five points, three assists and no turnovers
in 21 minutes.
Hodge was the man for the Pack, he had a team high 15 points including several nice shots that would fall.
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Eighth ranked Maryland had former stars and now NBA players Steve Francis and Juan Dixon on hand in Atlanta to support the Terps against Georgia Tech.
The Yellow Jackets led by as much as 13 in the second half and B.J. Elder extends that lead after a Maryland turnover with this hoop.
[SUPER=33-Maryland/84/Georgia Tech/90;]Gary Williams team rallied late as Drew Nicholas rips rope from three point lan
d and is fouled, he converted the four point play.
But Anthony Mchenry breaks the press and the Terps back with this slam and Georgia Tech extends its home winning streak to 13 straight with the 90-84 victory.
The Virginia Tech Lady Hokies got the monkey off their backs today. For the first time in five attempts, Tech beat Notre Dame. Freshman point guard Carrie Mason converted a three point play with 13 seconds left in the game. She gives Tech the 53-50 win the week of her birthday.
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The Fighting Irish would go inside in the first half as Teresa Borton benefits form the nice inside pass.
Tech with some nice ball movement. Eva Kublina to Aaron Gibson to freshman Mason, no relation, and she buries her only three pointer of the game.
The Hokies also got 16 points and a game high 9 rebounds from Crystal Starling. She rips rope here form three land. Tech trailed 26-23 at the half.
[SUPER=33-Notre Dame/50/Virginia Tech/53;]
In the second Half, Kublina was again hot. She scored 21 points and tied a career high with 7 blocks on the day. Starling and company was sharp from the field and from the line. The Hokies were 23 of 24 from the charity stripe and are now tied for third in the Big East.
The most dominant competitor at Daytona International Speedway today was the rain that was supposed to come 48 hours earlier.
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Bud Pole qualifying for the Daytona 500 was postponed until tomorrow at one o'clock. The normally sunny and pleasant Daytona area looked more like a mild monsoon had hit as crews and teams worked quickly to get their cars out of the rain and into the garage.
Qualifying has been moved to tomorrow at 1:05. Winston Cup qualifying that was originally scheduled for tomorrow afternoon has been canceled.
Drivers and teams worked on their cars inside today.
Joe Nemechek had the fastest speed in Saturday's two Winston cup practice sessions.
Davis Love the third surremded a three shot lead to Tom Lehman with six holes to play only to come back with a short birdie putt on 18 to win the Pebble Beach Pro-am by one stroke.
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Love's main competition most of the day was Mike Weir who goes to three under on this birdie putt on the par 72 Spy Glass Hill golf course.
Davis Love would answer that with a birdie putt. He goes to 10 under and is one stroke off the lead.
On the 10th hole, Weir goes for birdie on the eight footer to keep pace with Love.
But Davis would sink three straight birdies to go two strokes up on Weir. Love makes the turn with a one-stroke lead over Rocco Mediate and Weir.
And it is smooth sailing for Love as he goes on to win the AT & T Pebble Beach Pro-Am with a final round 68. Lehman was second.