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Coming up on News 7-
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Osama bin Laden may be back on the air... that could be bad news for Saddam Hussein.
A train derails just outside the Radford Arsenal.
Snow forces Roanoke City Schools to change a long-standing policy.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


And more winter weather could be on the way.
News 7 is next.

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Osama bin Laden is apparently telling Iraqis to rise up against Americans- an audiotape believed to be from bin laden is played on Arab TV today.
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((POWELL: ONCE AGAIN HE SPEAKS TO THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ AND IS IN A PARTNERSHIP WITH IRAQ.))
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[Iraq]


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New evidence that Osama bin Laden is not only alive, but urging attacks on Americans.
On the tape released today, bin laden called on Muslims everywhere to help defend Iraq by attacking Americans and their allies.
Drew Levinson reports.
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((A FAMILAR VOICE...DELIVERING A FAMILIAR MESSAGE...REAPPEARED ON THE ARABIC NEWS NETWORK, AL-JAZEERA. THE AUDIO-TAPE -- PURPORTEDLY OF OSAMA BIN LADEN -- NOT ONLY ADDRESSED THE WORLD'S MUSLIMS. IT SPOKE DIRECTLY TO THE IRAQI PEOPLE...URGING THEM TO ATTACK AMERICANS. VOICE OF TRANSLATOR: "Do not worry about America. Do not fear America. Do not worry about their bombs." SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL BECAME AWARE OF THE TAPE BEFORE IT AIRED. HE TOLD A SENATE PANEL...THE REMARKS SHOW WHY NATIONS NEED TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT IRAQI TIES TO TERRORISM. COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE: "This nexus between terrorist and states that are developing weapons of mass destruction can no longer be looked away from and ignored." BUT TOP-U.S. ALLIES SAY THERE'S NO CLEAR-CUT EVIDENCE LINKING AL-QAIDA TO SADDAM HUSSEIN -- AT LEAST NOT ENOUGH TO WAGE WAR. AND -THAT- IS CAUSING A GREATER RIFT WITHIN NATO. MEMBER-NATIONS FRANCE, GERMANY, AND BELGIUM ARE STILL REFUSING TO BACK A U.S.-LED PLAN TO PROTECT TURKEY IF IRAQ ATTACKS.
LEVINSON: BUT THE BICKERING HAS NOT STOPPED THE STEADY FLOW OF U.S. TROOPS ARRIVING HERE IN KUWAIT --- AND THE VITAL EQ

UIPMENT THEY WILL NEED -- IN THE EVENT OF WAR. A LOT OF THAT EQUIPMENT IS BEING SHIPPED TO A NEWLY-BUILT LOGISTICS CAMP SOUTH OF KUWAIT ... WHERE HARDWARE MEETS PERSONNEL.
GEN. VINCENT BOLES/U.S. ARMY COMMANDER: "We can have a division on the ground quickly ... and issue the equipment quicklyto go." THE STATE-OF-THE-ART CAMP ALSO ALLOWS THE TROOPS TO ENJOY SOME OF THE COMFORTS OF HOME ... WHILE THEY WAIT FOR THIS CONFLICT TO UNFOLD. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT.))

[Terrorism]


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Meanwhile top intelligence officials say count on more terrorist strikes.
They're advising Americans not only to be on the alert, but to prepare a disaster kit- in case of an attack.
Teri Okita has more.
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((AMERICANS AREN'T THE ONLY ONES AT HIGH RISK OF A TERROR ATTACK. IN LONDON, AIRPORT SECURITY TOOK ON NEW MEANING AS THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT ROLLED IN TANKS AND DRAFTED MORE THAN 400-SOLDIERS TO KEEP HEATHROW AIRPORT SAFE IN THIS TIME OF HEIGHTENED ALERT. Its kind of scary I guess, but as long as its helping us its good. BUT ITS THE U-S THAT'S REALLY STAYING VIGILANT. THE COAST GUARD STEPPED UP PATROLS AT THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE AND SEVERAL LARGE CITIES ORDERED MORE POLICE INTO SUBWAYS AND TRAIN STATIONS. U-S OFFICIALS WARNED, AGAIN, THAT AL QAEDA IS PLOTTING MULTIPLE ATTACKS.
George Tenet/CIA Director: The information we have points to plots aimed at 2 targets on 2 fronts in the U-S and on the Arabian Peninsula.
TENET INFORMED THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE TUESDAY THAT ATTACKS COULD POSSIBLY OCCUR LATER THIS WEEK AT THE END OF THE MUSLIM HOLY PERIOD, THE HAJJ. U-S OFFICIALS ARE URGING HIGH-RISE BUILDING OWNERS TO SECURE HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS SO TERRORISTS CANT USE THEM TO SPREAD BIOLOGICAL OR CHEMICAL AGENTS. AND THEY'RE RECOMMENDING CITIZENS PREPARE DISASTER KITS, INCLUDING A THREE-DAY SUPPLY OF FOOD, WATER, AND MEDICINE ALONG WITH DUCT TAPE AND PLASTIC SHEETING TO SEAL WINDOWS AND DOORS AGAINST A BIO OR CHEMICAL ATTACK. TRACK: THE HEAD OF THE FBI STILL SAYS AL QAEDA MEMBERS INSIDE THE COUNTRY ARE THE GREATEST MENACE.
ROBERT MUELLER, FBI DIRECTOR: "Within our own country, the organization maintains the ability and the intent to inflict significant casualties in the United States with little warning."
Teri Okita/Reporting: U-S officials say their information is detailed and consistent with past intelligence reports on Al Qaeda. But, they cant say exactly where, when, or how the terrorists would strike. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

[Schools]


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A few schools are still dealing with Sunday night's snow.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
Giles County Schools are on a one hour delay tomorrow.
The Dublin campus of New River Community College will open at 1 o-clock
And Tazewell County Schools have a two hour delay tomorrow.
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[City-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Meanwhile, students in Roanoke may now play ball on a snow day. The Superintendent of Schools is moving forward with a plan to change a blanket cancellation policy when it comes to weather and after school activities.
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Rachel Cannon is here to explain, Rachel? Jean, for as long school officials can remember, they followed blanket cancellation.
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What that means is that anytime classes are canceled because of weather, after school activities would also automatically be postponed.
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That could mean athletics, clubs, meetings, really any school related activity. But with so many recent snow days and a rescheduling mess for postponed activities, the Superintendent says it's time to take a look at the policy.
He sent a memo to school board members to get their thoughts and since there was no opposition to the change, it immediately went into effect.
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((ANNIE HARMAN/ROANOKE SCHOOLS STUDENT SERVICES; WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS A GAME BY GAME, ACTIVITY BY ACTIVITY CANCELLATION WITH WE'LL HAVE TO DETERMINE HOW THE ROADS ARE HOW THE PARKING LOTS ARE THE SIDEWALKS WHAT FUTURE ROAD AND WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE.))
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[***RACHEL'S MIC HOT***] Other factors they will take into consideration are ... how far a team may have to travel, if a school is on a major interstate or side roads and the cancellation policy from the another school. Annie Harman says they will always err on the side of safety. Not decided yet, is how Roanoke students will make up missed class time due to snow days. The Superintendent says that decision could come by the end of the month and that it may involve going to school over Spring Break.
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Some other news coming out of the meeting tonight, the food service division received a favorable audit. And officials say there will be a follow-up review of how bidding projects are handled.
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Jean, an earlier audit found many irregularities, officials say procedures were corrected immediately and that a follow up report will review those changes.

[County-Supers]


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The Roanoke County Supervisors have approved ten additional positions for the county's fire and rescue department.

The decision will bring career personnel to Catawba, and add to the staffing at Hollins.
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Butch Church argued that Catawba deserved a shorter response time than crews based at Mason's Cove are able to deliver.
And Richard Flora said the Hollins station needs help because it's now the busiest in the county.
The supervisors ultimately approved the equivalent of ten full time positions... making permanent four positions assigned to Mason's Cove last May, adding three for new career staff at Catawba, and another three to help Hollins meet heavy demand.
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((BUTCH CHURCH/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR; THIS IS NOT POLITICAL. THIS IS FOR THE SAFETY OF THE PEOPLE. I DON'T CARE IF YOU PUT US ALL OUT IN A FIELD AND DON'T GIVE US TERRITORY AT ALL. WE'RE TAKING CARE OF THE PEOPLE.))
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The additional help won't arrive quickly. The county must hire recruits and send them to the training academy. It could be late fall before they are on the job.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Tougher seatbelt laws are still strapped in at the General Assembly.
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The House Transportation Committee voted 11 to 10 today to make failure to wear a seat belt a primary offense.
That means the police can stop and ticket you for not buckling up.
Currently, they can only do that if you're pulled over for something else.
The primary seat belt law had been defeated by the same committee earlier in the session.
The bill also increases the penalty for failure to wear a seat belt.
The legislation now goes to the floor of the House of Delegates for a vote.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead on News 7, the latest on a train derailment in the New River Valley.
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Plus one actor's used to taking on tough guys in the movies.
Find out why Steven Seagal's taking on real life mobsters next.
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((Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Miami douses the Hokies with a bowl of Rice. We'll hit the high school hardwood and check on boys and girls action. Plus, JR is getting ready for his homecoming tomorrow night. And Travis Wells checks in from Daytona with the latest on the rookies and their interesting day at Speedweeks. Tonight on the Big 7.))

[Seagal]


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He's known for his roles in action films, but now Steven Seagal's life sounds like a movie script.
He claims that mobsters are demanding he make movies with them or else.
Prosecutors say it happened after a falling out between Seagal and a former business partner- with ties to the mob.
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The actor testified in trial today against several reputed gangsters-
Seagal says he was menanced by one mobster who allegedly demanded the actor pay the Gambino family 150 thousand dollars for each movie he made with his former business partner.
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((MARTIN POLLNER/SEAGAL'S ATTORNEY: HE DID NOT WANT TO BRING THE GOVERNMENT OR THE POICE INTO IT THEY HOPED IT COULD BE RESOLVED AND HE DID NOT WANT IT TO ESCALATE. AND HE DID NOT THINK THE FBI COULD HELP IN THIS TYPE OF CIRCUMSTANCE.))
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Defense attorneys called Seagal a pathological liar and deny any threats were made.

[Poindexter]


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It was Jermaine Poindexter's mother who identified him as a suspect in the fatal fire at Hurt Park last year.
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The victim, Alice Diane Jackson, was found dead inside her apartment on 18th Street with her hands bound behind her back. Her two young children later died of smoke inhalation. An affidavit filed in federal court today says Poindexter's mother, Peggy Helms, came forward within days of the fire saying her son was responsible. The A-T-F also credits her with providing information that led to Poindexter's arrest last month in Louisville.
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This morning her other son allegedly threatened to burn down her home and kill her. He'll appear before a U-S Magistrate tomorrow.

[Derailment]


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Norfolk Southern investigators are trying to figure out what caused a train derailment in Pulaski County.
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It happened around three-thirty this morning near the Radford Army Ammunition Plant. The train was carrying limestone and grain, when 13-cars and three locomotives fell off the track. Haz-mat crews were called to clean up a small oil leak, but officials say overall the accident did NOT cause any serious health concerns. The two people operating the train were slightly hurt and taken to a local hospital where they were treated and released. Officials say they have no reason to believe the derailment was a terrorist attack.
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[Diesel-Fuel]


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Truck drivers want to know what's driving the sudden jump in diesel prices.
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Local truck stops are charging close to "a dollar seventy" a gallon with bulk fuel rates at about a dollar sixty-six.

This time last year, truckers were paying about a dollar fifteen.
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The fuel manager with a Roanoke trucking company says the price of diesel has gone up 20-cents over the past three days. The hike has some drivers talking about going on strike.
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((CHARLIE STEVENS/FLEETMASTER EXPRESS FUEL MANAGER: YOU HAVE OWNER/OPERATORS THAT ARE PRETTY MUCH A BUSINESS THEMSELVES... IF THEY DECIDE TO STOP RUNNING, THEY'RE GONNA STOP RUNNING. AS FAR AS US, AS A COMPANY, I DON'T THINK IT'S ANY BIG POSSIBILITY 'CAUSE WE PAY FOR THE FUEL SO IT'S NOT COMING OUT OF THEIR POCKETS, IT'S COMING OUT OF OURS.))
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Still, Stevens says, should the price of diesel continue to climb, Fleetmaster may have to raise the fuel surcharge it passes onto its customers.
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[Burlington]


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It's a textile company that once employeed many people in this region. Now Burlington Industries is bought out by Berkshire Hathaway. Burlington filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2001, laid off many workers and closed several plants. Burlington still operates a facility in Hurt that specializes in a fabric called Nano-Touch.

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Massachusetts Senator and presidential hopeful John Kerry announced today that he has prostate cancer, and will have it removed tomorrow.
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The Democrat is one of six others seeking the party's nomination.
Kerry says he feels lucky that the cancer was found in such an early form.
His doctor says it is about 95-percent curable.
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Kerry says the illness will not affect his run for president and he will be back to business in just a few days.
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((I LOOK FORWARD TO GOING IN TOMORROW MORNING EARLY, AND GETTING IT DONE, AND GETTING ON WITH THE CAMPAIGN))
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He will undergo the operation at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore tomorrow.
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As NASA tries to figure out what caused the Columbia accident, the crewmembers on the International Space Station buckle down for their mission.
We'll hear from them next on News 7.
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They were supposed to be religious sacrifices.
Instead these cows caused big trouble in Turkey.
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[Space-Station]


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It is not just people on earth grieving the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, but the crew aboard the International
Space Station.
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But today they said it is time to move on and focus on their mission.
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((COM. KENNETH BOWERSOX/AMERICAN ASTRONAUT; EACH OF US HAS HAD A CHANCE TO SHED SOME TEARS, BUT NOW IT'S TIME TO MOVE FORWARD AND WE'RE DOING THAT SLOWLY. IT'S TIME TO FULFILL OUR MISSION HERE.))
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They said talking about the disaster in today's press conference is a step to overcome the mourning.
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Bowersox also talked about moving forward with the space program and said he'd like to see Americans go back to the moon or Mars.. somewhere with gravity where the astronauts could land and walk.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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College and high school hoop highlights are coming up tonight, a Daytona crash and trackside visit from Travis Wells. Btu first your Extra Point -
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The San Francisco 49ers today hired Dennis Erickson away from Oregon State. Erickson won with the Beavers and he won a couple of national titles and went 63-and-9 in six years at the University of Miami. However, he was just 31-and-33 in his four years in the NFL with the Seahawks.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Don't reserve your tickets for the Big East postseason Garden Party just yet! After two impressive back to back Big East wins the Hokies lost to Miami last night and lost Carlos Dixon to a foot injury.
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[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Fox-Florida; :00]

Tech was hoping to take advantage of some mismatches on the inside and for awhile the Hokies did just that as Terry Taylor and Phillip McCandies scored on the low block. Tech trailed 37-to-33 at halftime. But the second half was all Miami and in particular Darius Rice. The Miami sharpshooter torched the Hokies for 32 points tonight as the game got out of hand in a hurry.
[super=33-Virginia Tech/65/Miami/85;]

Miami keeps Tech from reaching the 500 mark with a 85-to-65 win.
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[S-Hollins]


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In women's college action tonight - Hollins hosted Bridgewater in the ODAC.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Bridgewater vs. Hollins; :00]

The Eagles came into Hollins in an unfamiliar position - 6 games under 500. Hollins early in the game - lets Katie Parnell from Lynchburg's Holy Cross do the dirty work inside and Hollins is on top. Bridgewater answers with former Shawsville star Megan Forster kissing one off the glass. Megan dropped in 11 points tonight. Hollins' Brandi Cochran passes to Jennifer Carpenter - she finally gets control and eventually a bucket. But the Eagles would win this one as Brookville's Allison Nichols
[SUPER=33-Bridgewater/68/Hollins/53;]

gets the assist to Altavista's Lindsey Cole. Bridgewater beats Hollins 68-to-53.
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[S-Fleming]


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When Cave Spring dropped a couple of games last week, Blacksburg jumped back into the precarious upper division Blue Ridge district driver's seat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Blacksburg vs. Fleming; :00]

But tonight Doug Day's Indians had to avoid faltering themselves against dangerous Fleming. Fleming's Dwayne Priest to Darryl Gresham and he drives in for the quick two for the Colonels. Blacksburg hollars back. Sam Wheeler's three ball is short, but Wheeler follows his shot and drops in the deuce. Priest this time drives in from the side and Casey Corner, who scores from a mighty tough angle for Fleming.
[SUPER=33-Blacksburg/58/William Fleming/53/Overtime;]

This one went to overtime but the Indians and Cory Price prevail with the 58-to-53 win.
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[S-PH]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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On the girls' hardwood last night - the Patrick Henry Patriots played host to one of the top Group Three A teams in the land - Danville's George Washington Eagles.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Eagles vs. Patriots; :00]

GW head coach Wayne Shelton and his girls could clinch the Western Valley district outright with a win last night. And they would get busy in a hurry - Tavia Clemendor makes the entry pass to Kurtise Wilkes who cuts nicely to the hoop and drops in two. The freshman would then return the favor to the junior as Wilkes feeds Clemendor for a similar basket. PH had to withstand the Eagle pressure all night and nothing was easy - but Rosa Kuilan muscles this one in.
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But GW was too much. Eagles clinch the district and improve to 19-and-1 with the 62-to-27 win.
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[S-Oak]


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Tonight area fans will get a chance to see a rare double dip at the Roanoke Civic Center as the Dazzle takes on Columbus at 8. Right before that game at 6:30pm - Roanoke Catholic hosts Oak Hill as J.R. Reynolds returns home to the Star City.
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[S-Daytona]


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When Jeff Green won the pole Monday at Daytona he turned a few heads, but if a rookie rears his hear later this weekend wins one of the 125s or the Daytona 500 itself - then that will be a shocker. This morning Travis Wells examines NASCAR's 2003 rookie class.
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One of those rookies - Jack Sprague caused a five car accident during Cup practice yesterday morning as the cars were heading into turn one. He ran into Steve Park and Mike Skinner and in effect blocked the track for everyone else. Jeff Burton and Elliott Sadler ran right into the mess. Burton, Sadler and Skinner all had to go to back-up cars. That means they will be in the back of the field for Thursday's Twin qualifiers. No one was injured in the wreck.
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Drivers were steering clear of runaway bulls in the streets of Istanbul when several of them escaped sacrifice during the Muslim holiday known as the feast of sacrifice.
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The holiday is to remember Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son to god.
Families sacrifice cows, sheep, goats or camels.
During some of today's sacrifices, frightened bulls escaped, injuring 600 people and causing massive traffic jams.
Owners and vets chased the bulls down with lasso's and tranquilizer guns. (------------)