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Coming up on News 7-
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The latest winter storm is here-- Some areas are getting a dose of sleet and freezing rain-- while snow is falling in other communities. Brent Watts will have the latest on the forecast. Plus, a look at how some folks are bracing for whatever may be in store.
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News 7 is next.


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[WX PRO or Live PIC]
It's still coming .. the forecast still calls for a lot of sleet, snow and other things through tomorrow night.
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[Toss-Brent]


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Sleet and freezing rain are already falling in some areas-- while other communities in our viewing area are experiencing small amounts of snow. And, according to the forecast this is just the beginning. Let's get an update now with Brent Watts-- who's been following this latest winter storm.

[Winter-Storm]


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While we are waiting for the main event, snowplow crews and citizens have been busy getting their ducks in a row.

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Richard Lesko is outside tonight in Roanoke. Brent, people across the region are stocking up on the usual supplies,
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getting ready for a long winters night. Meanwhile, city and state leaders warn that snow removal crews will be forced to stick to major roads first, and may not get to residential areas for some time.
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((KEN KING/TRANSPORTATION DIVISION MANAGER; I THINK THIS STORM WILL CONTINUALLY WORSEN OUR ARTERIAL STREETS, WHICH IS GOING TO FORCE US ON THE ARTERIAL STREETS LONGER. SO IF YOU LIVE TUCKED IN ON A RESIDENTIAL STREET, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE REAL CAUTIOUS. IF YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO OUT, DON'T GO OUT.))
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With the threat of winter weather, the City of Roanoke was ready filling up its trucks with salt, sand, and chemicals.
While the city was getting prepared for when the winter mix starts to stick, many people headed to the video store to pick up a flick. Some video stores in the area saw movies flying off the shelves and deep lines, as people get prepared for a few days indoors.
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((JULIE HAMILTON; WE'RE GOING TO BE STUCK AT HOME FOR A WHILE, JUST WATCHING MOVIES AND EATING.))
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((JAY SEAGO; RIGHT NOW I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN OR NOT, MAYBE TOMORROW, I THINK WE'LL BE ALRIGHT TONIGHT. REPORTER: WHATEVER YOU'LL BE PREPARED? SEAGO: WHATEVER WE'LL BE PREPARED, WE GOT FOOD WE GOT MOVIES WE'RE GOOD TO GO.))
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[TAKE VDOT ROAD INFO 4491ESSc FS] If you want to check conditions on major roads throughout the region, you can call VDOT's hotline at 1-800-367-ROAD, or dial 511 on your cell phone in the I-81 corridor.
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VDOT says the trouble spots right now are north of Roanoke, and the Roanoke Regional Airport is warning of delays and cancellations tomorrow.
Since the chance of icing is significant, American Electric Power is watching closely to see what this storm will bring.
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Teresa, so far they are NOT reporting any weather-related outages anywhere in the state.

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More than a hundred area churches have already cancelled services tomorrow, and many more may do so in the morning. We'll run closings throughout this newscast and again tomorrow morning,
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[TAKE WDBJ7 Winter FS] and for immediate church closing updates at any time, just go to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com and look for the "closings and delays" tab on the left side of the screen.
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[World-Protests]


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This was a day for anti-war protests in the U-S and around the world. The biggest demonstration in our country took place in New York-- where police used tear gas and made arrests to keep control. Manuel Gallegus has the story.
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((Demonstrators packed first avenue on manhattans east side that was as close to the UN. as the city would allow them to get.
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((SUSAN SARANDON/ACTRESS: THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!))
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It was a rally for peace. ((NAT SOUND-BARRICADE SCENE)) But, with hundreds of thousands of protestorsand new york police officers on edgethere were ugly clashes at the barricades. ((NAT SOUND-barricade tape)) The opinions here were clear. president bush is viewed as a war monger
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((PATRICIA TAYLOR, DEMONSTRATOR: GEORGE BUSH IS USING MONEY TO GAIN POWER IN A WORLD THAT WANTS PEACE.))
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And while many want something done about saddam hussein they do not want war with iraq.
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((EDWARD PHILLPOTTS/DEMONSTRATOR QUEENS NY: LET THE UN DO ITS JOB, AND ABIDE BY THE WORD OF THE PEOPLE.))
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The last time connie lamotta took to the street in protest was over vietnam.
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((CONNIE LAMOTTA/NYACK NY: I DONT WANT TO SEE OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS MAIMED, AND I DONT WANT TO SEE THEIR SONS AND DAUGHTERS MAIMED.))
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((STAND-UP-Manuel Gallegus The peace rally here in NY was planned to coincide with more than 300 anti war demonstrations worldwide.)) from a huge rally in london. to cairo to moscow to athens where the protest turned to a riot millions carried the message.
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((AUSTRALIAN MOS : WE CAN CONTAIN SADDAM HUSSEIN WITHOUT BOMBING))
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Demontrators hoped this would be a worldwide wake-up call for the U.S. Manuel Gallegus, CBS news New York.))


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Area residents both for and against a possible war also took public stands today.
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A crowd of more than three hundred gathered this morning at Blacksburg's town hall for "A Call to Action" peace rally.
They were there to speak out against a possible war with Iraq.
Similar events also took place across the country and around the world.
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((JANE GOETTE/PEACE RALLY ORGANIZER: I THINK WHETHER OR NOT WE'RE HEARD WE'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING AS AMERICANS, THIS IS OUR DEMOCRATIC RIGHT AND OBLIGATION, WE ARE THE PEOPLE, THIS IS OUR GOVERNMENT AND WE HAVE EVERY RIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITY TO SPEAK OUT WHEN WE FEAR OUR NATION IS GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.))
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A small group of about ten gathered across the street as part of a counter demonstration in support of war with Iraq.
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((BEAU CORRELL/SUPPORTS WAR: WE'RE OUT HERE BECAUSE WE THINK THAT ONE OF THE VOICES IN THIS DISCUSSION IS BEING IGNORED, THE SIDE THAT AGREES THE ADMINISTRATION, AGREES WITH THE IRAQI PEOPLE AND WE BELIEVE THOSE VOICES SHOULD BE HEARD IN THIS COMMUNITY.))
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The peace rally ended with a march through the streets of downtown Blacksburg and a vigil at the post office.
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And in Roanoke, about fifty people gathered at Lee Plaza to protest the possible war.
The group held signs and heard from a number of religious and political speakers.
Some of the people were passing around petitions.
They're asking Roanoke city council to pass a resolution against the war.
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[Tech-Students]


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The continuing worries over terrorism are hitting home for thousands of area college students .. most of them at Virginia Tech.
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More than 27-hundred international students attended a mandatory meeting to discuss new security measures enacted since September 11th.
The students learned details regarding a new federal database called the "Student and Exchange Visitor Information System" or (SEE-vihs) SEVIS.
Any person in the U.S. on a student visa must now have a variety of information entered into that database including name, date of birth, and address here and abroad.
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((KIM BEISECKER/DIRECTOR OF CRANWELL INTERNATIONAL CENTER: THE NEW PROCEDURES INVOLVE INS BEING COMPUTERIZED AND WE ARE NOW INTERACTIVE WITH INS SO THE INFORMATION THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY DONE ON PIECES OF PAPER ARE NOW DONE BY THE COMPUTER.))
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The usual student visa will soon be replaced with paper work that has a bar code.
Virginia Tech plans to hold another mass meeting on March 11th to actually collect the information for the (SEE-vihs) SEVIS system.
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The search for Laci Peterson moves to a lake. Still ahead, the latest on the woman missing almost two months.
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And, Columbia investigators visit a factory .. as they try to determine why the space shuttle fell apart.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, folks. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Cavs and Devils spar in Charlottesville. Tech and VMI come up short in conference tilts. Dale, Junior is cool as they come in the Koolerz 300, and keeping cool is now easier in racing. Plus, Cave Spring is the Blue Ridge District volleyball champ. All that and then some coming up in sports.))

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Investigators say they've learned two more of the space shuttle's control jets kept firing in the final minutes as "Columbia" tried to maintain control. Officials say that means at least four jets were trying unsuccessfully to keep the shuttle on course. The information came from the final 32- seconds of ragged data sent by the shuttle.
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[SUPER=03-Near New Orleans, LA;]

Also today-- investigators toured the Louisiana plant where the shuttle's fuel tank was built. They're considering the possibility that a falling chunk of hard insulation foam stripped from the shuttle's external fuel tank during liftoff might have breached the spacecraft's skin.
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[Houston-Standoff]


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Authorities say a Texas man took his own life, after apparently killing five people including his three young daughters.
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Police went to the house outside Houston last night as part of a missing person investigation. They say the man opened fire, hitting one officer. Eight hours later, police were able to enter the home. Inside they found six people dead including the gunman who they believe shot himself-- after killing his wife, his girlfriend and three young daughters. Police say a diary in the house indicates the man shot the victims Monday.
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[Peterson]


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The search for Laci Peterson moved to a lake near Yosemite, California today.
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[VO-NAT 19:47:00]
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More than 40- people brought boats to help search for the missing pregnant woman. They looked through the water and along the shoreline for anything unusual. Laci's family organized today search.
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(( WELL WHOEVER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MY SISTER'S DISAPPEARANCE, THEY'RE NOT GONNA WIN. WE'LL FIND HER EVENTUALLY AND THAT PERSON'S GONNA BE PROSECUTED. WE'RE NOT GIVING UP. THEY'RE GONNA LOSE ))
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[vo-nat] Volunteers plan to search another location next Saturday. The 27 year old disappeared from her Modesto, California home Christmas Eve. She was supposed to have given birth to a son February 10-th.
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[Short]


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Today marks an unhappy anniversary in Henry County. It's been six months now since a family friend discovered the bodies of Jennifer Short's parents, Michael and Mary Short, inside their home.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co./August; ]

Jennifer was abducted and later found dead in Rockingham County, North Carolina. A 48- thousand dollar reward for information is being offered. So far, no arrests have been made but Henry County investigators remain assigned to the case. Investigators say North Carolina carpenter Gary Bowman remains a "person of interest."
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So what's going to fall tomorrow, and how much, and where? Brent will try to sort it out in a very messy forecast.
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And the game is just about up for a local high school coach. He's now getting ready to ship out.
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[Biz-Review]


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Local ties to the space program and a not so good "first" for the Goodyear Tire company highlight some of the week's top business stories. News 7's Rachel Cannon has those stories in our Business Review.
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(([MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] This week in review.....
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We look at two companies in Blacksburg with strong ties to NASA. Wessex Incorporated takes products the space program has developed and applies them to the real world. Its most promising scientific breakthrough is protective ceramic coating that can be put on most any kind of surface and re-radiate very intense heat.
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((JOHN OLVER/WESSEX INC. PRESIDENT; WE'VE HAD INTEREST IN AUTOMOTIVES AND INTEREST IN PROTECTION OF STEEL FROM FIRES AND ALSO FOR FABRICS FIRE PROTECTION SO WE'VE HAD A LOT OF INTEREST.))
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Phoneix Integration develops computer software for the space program out of Virginia Tech's Corporate Research Center.
The software helps NASA decide the future space vehicles they will produce. Officials say contracts with NASA account for about 25-percent of their workload and over the last two years, about 1-million dollars in business. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
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For the first time since 19-37, Goodyear won't pay a dividend. That news sent the company's stock to a 52 week low. Goodyear says it may reduce its tire-making capacity by 15 percent but that there are no immediate plans to shut down plants. The company operates a tire plant in Danville. For News 7, I'm Rachel Cannon and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))
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[PH-Coach]


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A Roanoke high school basketball coach got some extra time, but he must now trade his whistle for fatigues.
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Jack Esworthy coaches the boy's basketball team at Patrick Henry high school.
He is also in the army reserves which was called up for active duty several weeks ago.
His commander agreed to allow him to stay here so he could coach the team until the end of the season.
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((JACK ESWORTHY/BASKETBALL COACH: THEY'RE IN THE DARK A LITTLE BIT. THEY'RE TEENAGE BOYS. THEY DON'T SEE THE WHOLE BIG PICTURE SO. THE QUESTIONS THEY WANT TO KNOW IS COACH ARE YOU GOING TO BE THERE WEDNESDAY NIGHT COACH ARE YOU GOING TO BE PRACTICE AND AS LONG AS I CAN KEEP ANSWERING THEM YEAH THEY'LL BE ALRIGHT.))
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Esworthy oversaw his last regular season game on Friday.
Before the match-up, the school honored the coach for his service to the team and our country.
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((WOODY DEANS/ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: WE ARE AWFULLY PROUD OF JACK ESWORTHY FOR HIS PATRIOTISM NOT ONLY AS A PATRICK HENRY PATRIOT BUT ALSO AS A UNITED STATES CITIZEN PATRIOT AS WELL.))
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Esworthy's service at Fort Eustis could be up to a year.
His assistants will take over until he can return.
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[Baby-Shower]


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The weather sure seemed to fit for today's "World's Largest Baby Shower".
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[SUPER=03-Salem]

Spirit F-M radio and Leonard's Copy Systems sponsored the event to benefit the "Crisis Pregnancy Center of the Roanoke Valley". The organization helps women facing un-planned pregnancies. Throughout the day, folks were asked to drop off items, such as diapers, clothes, blankets and furniture at the West Salem Baptist Church.
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[SUPER=01-Barry Armstrong/Spirit FM Deejay; ]

((SPIRIT FM HAS ALWAYS SUPPORTED THE CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER THIS IS THE FIRST TIME, WE'VE DONE ANYTHING ON THIS SCALE WHERE WE'VE CONNECTED WITH FIVE REGIONAL CENTERS, PRINCETON WV, THE NEW RIVER VALLEY, LYNCHBURG AND ROANOKE TO ACTUALLY HAVE PEOPLE BRING ITEMS, NEW BABY ITEMS, USED ITEMS SO THAT THE PREGNANCY CENTER HAVE THE SUPPLIES ON HAND WHEN THEY'RE NEEDED.))
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Organizers were pleased with the outcome-- saying they received a tremendous outpouring of support.
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[S-UVA]


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The Virginia Cavaliers looked to stay unbeaten at home tonight against Duke and pull into a three way tie for third place in the ACC.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/ESPN; :00]


Roanoke's JJ Redick did his thang to the tune of 10 first half points. First the nice pull-up and then another from long range. Duke led 39-22 at the half.
In the second half, Virginia tried to hang in as Derek Byars finishes on the break.
But Shelden Williams had a huge night for the Devils. He scored 11 points and had three rebounds.
[SUPER=33-Duke #8/78/Virginia/59/;]

And then check out Dahntay Jones. Jones posterizes Nick Vanderlaan and Duke whips Virginia by a final of 78 to 59.
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech Hokies are watching their Big East tournament hopes fall by the wayside down the stretch. Those plans took another hit with today's home loss to Georgetown.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Comcast Sports Net; :00]


Ricky Stokes is still working hard despite the tough times.
So is Bryant Matthews. Matthews gets the tough ad lib to go down right here. He finished the day with 18 points but Tech trailed 41-32 at the break.
Tech couldn't overcome the Hoyas and the big man Mike Sweetney. Sweetney scores a hard earned
[SUPER=33-Georgetown/85/Virginia Tech/73/;]

bucket down low--two of his 25 points on the day and Georgetown gets back in the win column, beating Tech 85 to 73.
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[S-VMI]


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The VMI Keydets have now lost seven in a row and 12 of 13 games after a heartbreaker today against Western Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Fox Sports Net; :00]


The corps was fired up as the Catamounts visited Lexington.
The Keydets trailed Western by ten in the second half, but Radee Skipworth led a late charge. First he got the friendly roll on the foul line jumper for two of his 15 points.
Then Skipworth went behind the defense for the jami-jam along the baseline and the Keydets had fought their way back.
The game was tied at 58 with time winding down, when Western Carolina's Emre Atsur found the range from the corner.
[SUPER=33-Western Carolina/61/VMI/58/;]

VMI didn't get a good look at the buzzer and Western hung on to win it 61 to 58.
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[S-Blitz]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clemson, SC/Raycom-JP; :00]


Elsewhere, Edward Scott scored a game high 25 points as Clemson stopped North Carolina by a final of 80 to 77.
[SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI/ABC Sports;]


In Conference USA, Reece Gaines buried this bomb with time winding down as number 2 Louisville survived against Marquette 73 to 70.
[SUPER=03-Knoxville, TN/SEC-TV;]


And in the SEC, Tennessee pulled an upset of its own over Florida. Ron Slay scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Vols who won their sixth straight 66 to 59.
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[S-Swimming]


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From the court to the pool, where the Valley was well represented in this weekend's state high school meet in Norfolk.
Tabb High School took home the title in the Boys Double A ranks followed by Jamestown, Hidden Valley and Blacksburg.
Tabb also won the hardware in the girls division, while William Byrd finished second.

[S-Volley]


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Cave Spring is the Blue Ridge District volleyball champion. This afternoon, the Knights made short work of Salem.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Spartans vs. Lady Knights; :00]


Cave Spring expected to be here, but Salem had to pull an upset last night to reach the final.
The Knights took the first game by a count of 15 to 8.
In game two, Salem led 8 to 6 when Terry Campbell served up the floater. Avelyn Austin is unable to handle it and Salem led 9-6.
Cave Spring answers though setting up Sarah Lyon for the spike just inside the line. Cave Spring went on to win the game 15 to 10, taking the match two games to none.
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[S-Busch]


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If the previous 6 days are any indication, Dale Earnhardt, Junior is the heavy favorite to win tomorrow's Daytona 500. Junior is 3 for 3 in races this week, winning the Bud Shootout, a twin 125, and today, the Busch Koolerz 300, for the second straight year.
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Junior will go for the Speedweeks sweep tomorrow, a feat that has never been accomplished.
Virginia native Stacy Compton had a rough day, blowing a tire, smacking the wall, and then watching his ride go up in flames. But Stacy was able to escape serious injury.
Earnhardt got out front just past the halfway point and stayed there.
With just two laps to go, Jimmy Vasser got turned around, clipping Jason Keller, and then Mike McLaughlin T-boned Vasser in the door. That allowed the race to finish under the yellow, and no one needed to show Junior the way to victory lane. He's been there plenty of times before.
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Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Mike Wallace and Jamie McMurray rounded out the top 5.

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In his first event since arthroscopic knee surgery Tiger Woods is not only in the hunt, he's in the lead at the Buick Invitational.
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Woods sits at 12-under par after a 3rd round 68. He leads Brad Faxon by one and Phil Mickelson by two headed into(------------) tomorrow's final round.