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Coming up on News 7-
Several mysterious deaths of children in Tidewater and one in Richmond.
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Police say a woman missing from West Virginia may be in this region.
Plus it is the first of its kind in this area- an infertility clinic is opening.
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And Perry Florio is back in coaching.
News 7 is next.

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((WE CAN DO IT RESPONSIBLY. WE HAVE DONE IT RESPONSIBLY.)) ((I REALLY HAVE FAITH IN THE LORD AND BELIEVE IN THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART THAT JUSTICE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL PREVAIL.))


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The debate is finally over tonight.
Now a state official must decide if the Roanoke Civic Center will sell alcoholic beverages at more of its events.
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[Civic-Center]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It took twelve hours from beginning to end, a marathon hearing in which the civic center made the case for a new ABC license, and opponents argued it was a bad idea.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & JoeD /NEwsroom Pod;]


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight with a closer look at the debate.
Jean, the civic center wants the authority to sell beer and wine at more events including concerts.
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Officials say it's a factor in their ability to bring in promoters and the promoters' ability to fill the house.

Opponents say the city shouldn't be in the business of encouraging alcohol consumption and abuse.
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((I DIDN'T HEAR THEM ADDRESSING OUR CONCERNS ABOUT REGARDING SOME OF THE SAFETY ISSUES, SOME OF THE ISSUES ABOUT DRUNKENESS INSIDE THE ARENA, AND I THINK IT'S JUST REALLY SAD.))
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Opponents said a prayer before the hearing and offered a parade of witnesses who questioned the civic center's record on drug and alcohol violations... most notably last November when the remaining members of the Grateful Dead played the civic center as the Other Ones.
But civic center officials argued their experience with that event, and the facility's overall record were much better than critics claim.
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((RAPHAEL FERRIS/CIVIC CENTER'S ATTORNEY: NO ARRESTS AT ALCOHOL RELATED EVENTS. ARRESTS IN THE GENERAL VICINITY OF THE CIVIC CENTER A FACILITY THAT'S HANDLING OVER ONE MILLION PATRONS IN A TWO YEAR PERIOD, SO WE BELIEVE THAT THE RECORD IS EXCELLENT.)) ((REV. JUAN BARR/MIDLAND BAPTIST CHURCH: I THINK THE JUDGE IS GOING TO HAVE TO LOOK AT EVERYTHING, AND LOOK AT IT REAL CAREFULLY BEFORE HE RENDERS HIS DECISION. OF COURSE WE HOPE HE'LL RENDER IN OUR FAVOR, BUT WE'LL HAVE TO WAIT FOR THAT DECISION.))
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How long they'll have to wait isn't clear. The hearing officer promised his ruling in writing.
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Jean, we're told we can expect it within 30 days.

[Kids-Deaths]


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The Virginia Department of Health is investigating five mysterious deaths involving children.
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This is one of the kids who died in the Tidewater area.
The children are all under the age of seven and the deaths ocurred within the past five days.
Four of the children are from the Tidewater area, and is from the Richmond area.
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[IN Q=From what I've been told]

((ROBERT STROUBE: FROM WHAT I'VE BEEN TOLD SO FAR MOST OF THEM HAD COLD LIKE SYMPTOMS UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECT, SORE THROATS, OR EAR ACHE, NOTHING VERY SERIOUS, JUST THE NORMAL TYPE STUFF KIDS GET.))
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But apparently it was serious since five children have died.
(Strew-bee) Stroube says however it is very unlikely that this is due to bioterrorism.
The state's medical examiner's office and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating the deaths.

[Keaton]


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Police are hoping someone's seen a missing West Virginia woman in this area.
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46-year old Lory Ann Keaton's been missing from Gary, West Virginia since late January.
Police found her dog earlier this month in Salem.
She was last known to be driving a red 1998 Grand Marquis. [TAKE CRIMELINE FS]
Anyone who's seen her is asked to call Crimeline at 344-8500.
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[Billings]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=myr]
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The family of a Galax High School student is now reaching out to national television for help finding his killer.

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Brandon Billings was found shot to death in his pickup truck in October, just hours after his 18th birthday. A reward for information in the case has reached nearly 12-thousand dollars, but authorities say they still do not have any suspects.
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His family says it hopes to change that by submitting their story to "America's Most Wanted."
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((KYLE AND SHERRY BILLINGS/BRANDON'S PARENTS: 21:50 I FEEL LIKE WE WOULD STAND A GOOD CHANCE IF IT WAS MORE BROADLY CAST OUT THAN JUST THE NEWSPAPERS 22:00))
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The Grayson County Sheriff's department is working with the family. They say it could be another six to eight weeks before they know if and when it will air.
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[Schools]


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It's been a rough week for schools in our area. Some are still not on schedule.
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[SCHOOLTOUCH FULL]
Schools in Amherst and Augusta Counties will open one hour late tomorrow.
Bedford County schools are on time, but buses will be using snow routes.
The Head Start program in Hillsville, Fairview and Galax will be closed Friday.
Nelson County schools are also closed tomorrow.
Schools in Pendleton County, West Virginia will open two hours late.
And classes in Rockbridge County will start on time, but busses will operate on snow routes.
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[Church-Roof]


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You could say a roof did not have a prayer with all the heavy snow.
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The weight of the snow was just too much for the roof at the Philadelphia church.
It collapsed today-
Police say no one was inside and people who live nearby say the building had been in need of repairs for quite awhile.
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[Terrorism-Arrests]


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Four alleged members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad are behind bars tonight IN AMERICA-
Federal authorities are accusing a University professor and seven others of operating an international terrorist cell from a college campus in Florida.
Elizabeth Sanchez has the story.
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((IT TOOK YEARS OF WIRETAPS AND SURVEILLANCE, AND ENDED WITH FOUR ARRESTS IN CONNECTION WITH WHAT THE GOVERNMENT SAYS IS TERRORISM. FOUR MEN -- ALL CHARGED WITH BEING MEMBERS AND FINANCIAL BIG-WIGS OF THE PALESTINIAN GROUP - ISLAMIC JIHADA ORGANIZATION THAT HAS ADMITTEDLY KILLED MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE IN ISRAEL AND OCCUPIED TERRITORIES. John Ashcroft/U.S. Attorney General: We make no distinction between those who carry out terrorist attacks and those who knowingly finance, manage or supervise terrorist organizations. June 5, 2002, Israel ATTORNEY GENERAL ASHCROFT SAYS THE MEN WERE INVOLVED WITH SEVERAL ATTACKS BEGINNING IN 1984 INCLUDING THIS ONE THAT KILLED 20 AND INJURED 50 IN ISRAEL LAST SUMMER. ASHCROFT SAYS THE MEN CHATTED WITH THE TERRORIST OPERATIVES AND THEN RAISED MONEY BACK IN THE U-S FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE SUICIDE BOMBER RESPONSIBLE. BUT ITS THIS SUSPECT THAT'S GETTING THE MOST ATTENTION: 45-YEAR-OLD SAMI AL-ARIANA FORMER COMPUTER ENGINEERING PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA. If I was the CIA, I'd follow you where ever you went. You don't know me. AL-ARIAN FOUND HIMSELF IN HOT WATER AND SUSPENDED FROM THE UNIVERSITY SOON AFTER THIS INTERVIEW FOLLOWING THE SEPTEMBER 11TH TERRORIST ATTACKS. BUT IN HIS TEACHING DAYS HE WAS PART OF AN ISLAMIC THINK TANK WITH ANOTHER PROFESSOR, ABDULLAH SHALLAH WHO HAS SINCE LEFT TEACHING TO BECOME THE HEAD OF THE PALESTINIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD. Elizabeth Sanchez/CBS News: The Justice Department has also charged four other men with the same crimes. They live overseas and Ashcroft says they are being tracked down. AS FOR AL-ARIAN, HE SAYS HIS DISMISSAL FROM THE UNIVERSITY AND ARREST ARE ALL ABOUT POLITICS. HE MAINTAINS HE HAS NO TIES TO TERRORISM. EZ, CBS News, Washington.))

[Jail-Lawsuit]


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A Campbell County woman says memories of her daughter's murder destroyed her job at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.. now she's suing the jail for 500-thousand dollars.
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The suit was filed yesterday in Lynchburg's federal court.
Cathy Hanna says she began suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder last year, the result of her daughter Stacey being murdered in Richmond six years ago.
Hanna was let go from her job as a jail officer last May.. a move she claims violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Jail officials say they had not seen the lawsuit and could not comment.
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[Hollins-President]


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Former Attorney General Janet Reno says of the keys to success is being yourself.
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That was part of the message she delivered today at the inauguration of Hollins University's tenth President, Nora Kizer Bell. Bell has held the top position since July. Reno who graduated with a co-ed Harvard class- drew upon her experience as the first female Attorney General for the speech.
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((JANET RENO/FORMER U. S. ATTORNEY GENERAL: BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES, BE THEMSELVES, SEEK THE TRUTH, DO THE RIGHT THING, BE PREPARED, PROBLEM SOLVE AND IF YOU SEE SOMETHING WRONG TRY TO CORRECT IT. AND REMEMBER THE BIGGER PICTURE. WE OFTEN TIMES GET OUR OWN LITTLE PROBLEM SOLVED BUT WE DON'T SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE.))
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[VO NAT :11] Hollins students also celebrated Founder's Day with a variety of musical performances and an annual processional to the Cocke Family Cemetery to lay at wreath at the grave of Charles Lewis Cocke.
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A teenage girls gets a second heart and lung transplant in a month.
More on this medical mistake and its aftermath next.
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The General Assembly says roadside memorials like these are dangerous. Now V-DOT will put one up for you.
We'll explain.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as high school district tournament finally keeps cranking tonight. We'll hit the hardwood in the Blue Ridge, Piedmont and WesternValley and see if Cave Spring stayed unbeaten in regional volleyball. Plus, Gary Payton is traded in the NBA for Ray Allen and Perry Florio is back in coaching tonight on the Big 7.))[Iraq

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U-S and British officials will try again with the United Nations Security council next week.
That's when they're expected to present a new resolution asking for support to use force against Saddam Hussein.
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Adoption is by no means assured.
In fact, a majority of the 15 members are opposed to war- at least until U-N inspectors report their findings in mid March.
The Bush administration though sees little value in extending inspections.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: DENIAL AND ENDLESS DELAY IN THE FACE OF GROWING DANGER IS NOT AN OPTION.))
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Meanwhile the U-S awaits an answer from Turkey- Military planners want to base 40-thousand troops there.
The Administration says its offer of 6 billion dollars in grants and 20 billion in loans is final.
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((COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE; THERE MAY BE OTHER CREATIVE THINGS WE CAN DO BUT THE LEVEL WAS OUR CEILING. I'M SURE THEY'RE CONSULTING WITH THEIR GOVERNMENT.))
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[Vo-Nat]
The Turkish prime minister told reporters a statement will be made tomorrow.
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[Transplant-Girl]


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So far so good for the young girl who received a second heart and lung transplant at Duke University Hospital today.
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[SUPER=03-Durham, NC;]

Jesica (Sahn-TEE-yahn) Santillan is in critical condition at this hour, but her heart IS beating on it's own. The 17-year- old was close to death after receiving the heart and lungs of a donor with the wrong blood type.
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((DR. DUANE DAVIS/DUKE MEDICAL CENTER: SHE WILL BE MONITORED EXTREMELY CAREFULLY. THERE IS A TEAM OF PHYSICIANS AND NURSES THAT WILL BE TAKING CARE OF HER. SHE WILL ESSENTIALLY LET US KNOW WHEN SHE'S OUT OF THE CRITICAL PERIOD, SHE HAS A NUMBER OF HURTLES TO OVERCOME. OUR HOPES AND PRAYERS ARE THAT SHE WILL OVERCOME ALL OF THOSE.))
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Jesica's parents say they're thankful for the second donor.
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((MAGDALENA SANTILLAN/JESICA'S MOTHER: SHE SAID, SHE IS REALLY BLESSED. AND SHE THANKS THE FAMILY THAT DONATED THE ORGANS FOR HER LITTLE GIRL. SHE WANTS TO MEET THEM ONE DAY SO THEY CAN MEET JESICA AND SHE THANKS THEM FOR SAVING HER LIFE.))
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Doctors at Duke say new procedures have been put in place to ensure no other patients receive the wrong organs.
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[Fertility-Clinic]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Couples in the Roanoke Valley who need medical assistance conceiving a child will no longer have to travel outside of the region.
Lewis-Gale Medical Center is starting an assisted fertility program in April.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


The program will offer couples all types of advanced treatments for male and female infertility including in-vitro fertilization.
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((DR. MARWAN SHAYKH/FERTILITY SPECIALIST; THE TECHNOLOGY IS AVAILABLE, PATIENTS HAVE TO BE PERSISTENT AND IF THEY'RE PERSISTENT THEIR CHANCES FOR PREGNANCY IN GENERAL ARE VERY GOOD. BUT AGAIN THAT DEPENDS ON MANY FACTORS))
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Lewis-Gale Medical Center says it wanted to open a fertility clinic in the area because it found that dozens of couples were traveling hours away for the service.
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((BOB LINDSEY/LEWIS-GALE MEDICAL CENTER; WE FELT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO BRING IT HERE BECAUSE OF THE DRIVING DISTANCE. THIS IS A VERY EMOTIONAL ISSUE AND DRIVING IS JUST ANOTHER STRESS THAT THEY PLACE UPON A COUPLE))
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Lewis-Gale Medical Center is already accepting appointments for the assisted fertility program. For more information you can call 1-888-633-9944 or [TAKE WDBJ FS] you can find a link to the Medical Center's web page on our web site.
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[Echols]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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An employee of a Rocky Mount auto dealership was indicted today for possessing and transporting moonshine. 49-year old Ronnie Dean Echols was arrested last Fall with 40 jugs of untaxed whiskey in his vehicle. Someone tipped the local sheriff that the moonshine was at Duncan Ford, saying Echols was loading it into his Durango. Echols is a 10-percent owner of the dealership.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Lines are back at Bedford's DMV office.
Why that's a good thing when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus could a wallet shed new light on the crew of a doomed submarine?
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[Commercial]

[Roadside-Memorials]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Starting this summer, the state will pay for roadside markers to remember people who die on its highways.
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[SUPER=@File;]


The markers are designed to replace crosses, stuffed animals, signs and sculptures friends and relatives put on roadsides where loved ones have died.
The General Assembly says those memorials are a hazard and wants V-DOT to regulate them.
The proposed three-foot markers would say "Drive safely in the memory of," followed by the deceased person's name.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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VDOT says it will spend 250-dollars to make each sign and leave them up for two years.
After that, the sign could go to the victim's family.

[Bedford-DMV]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ssm]
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The wait is finally over for Bedford-area residents who have their D-M-V service center back.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The Bedford office was one of twelve in the state to close last fall because of state budget cuts.
But pressure from the public forced lawmakers to find the money to re-open the customer service centers.
People were lined up an hour early in Bedford this morning.
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[SOT 22:59:19]
[IN Q=I'm really glad]

(( KATHY ORANGE-KING/DMV CUSTOMER: I'M REALLY GLAD THAT WE GOT THIS BACK HERE IN BEDFORD AND I'M SURE THAT ALL THE FOLKS HERE IN BEDFORD ARE AS GLAD AS I AM. I KNOW WHEN YOU'RE HAVING TO GO TO ROANOKE, THERE'S A LONG WAIT. SOME PEOPLE ARE WAITING AS LONG AS EIGHT HOURS JUST TO GET RENEWALS AND THAT'S A LONG WAIT FOR EVERYBODY. SO I'M REALLY PLEASED AND I'M SURE EVERYBODY HERE IN BEDFORD IS PLEASED TOO.))
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Bedford's D-M-V hours will remain the same, but the office will be closed on Wednesdays.
Rocky Mount's office should re-open next month.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Highlights from five of tonight's regional high school basketball game are coming up - and the Cave Spring volleyball team stays perfect with a regional win. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]

A blockbuster trade in the NBA tonight on deadline day as the Seattle Sonics shipped Gary Payton out of town. Payton had been with Seattle all of his 12 and a half years in the league. "The Glove" heads to Milwaukee in exchange for Ray Allen. The Bucks also get Desmond Mason in the deal. Allen was averaging 21 points a game for the Bucks.
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[S-Florio]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-136 11012TC]
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We begin this segment on the ice - some hardwater a long, long way from here. Last night, former Express head coach Perry Florio was named the interim head coach of the Anchorage Aces - as in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Florio got the call late last night and left Roanoke yesterday morning at 6:45. He was in the air for over 9 hours before touching down in Anchorage last night. He is now in charge of the state's only pro sports' team. But he will have to work some magic in the next seven weeks. The Aces are in the last place in the West Coast Hockey League with 12 wins and 39 losses. And he barely will have time to shower, shave and change clothes. His first game as head coach is tonight at home against Idaho.
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[S-Ville]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-142 TC3442]
[GRAPHIC=Piedmont District Tourney]


We start our district tournament tour this morning in Ridgeway at Magna Vista High School where the defending Group AA state champs Martinsville drew Fieldale-Collinsville in the Piedmont quarterfinals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ridgeway/Cavaliers vs. Bulldogs; :00]


The Bulldogs had swept the season series with the Cavaliers.
But last night it was F-C who was looking good early. Dion Yellock goes right down the lane for the two on the easy lay-in. The Cavaliers scored the game's first five points.
The Dogs then work the F-C zone with some nice passing. Durron Mitchell rings up the three ball, giving the Ville a 21-19 lead late in the first quarter.
Then check out Marquis Brandon make the nice pass to Marcus Martin for the finish on the break. Martinsville led by ten at halftime.
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In the second half, F-C put up a fight, but the Dogs Andre Benton finds Shaquan Beamer down low for another bucket and Martinsville advances 74 to 63.
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The top seed in the Piedmont, the Magna Vista Warriors also advanced last night with a relatively easy win over Patrick County.
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Kevin Johnson's regular season champs were anxious to get back on the court after a loss in the regular season finale.
Alexay Hairston did his part for the Warriors. He knocks back the long triple, part of a game high 27 points for Hairston.
Ryan Conner tried to keep the Cougars in it. Conner buries the fifteen footer, but the Warriors were too tough.
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The big fella, Travis Broadhurst goes to work in the post. Magna Vista rolls into the semis by a final of 81 to 49.
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The Blue Ridge District tournament semifinals took center stage at the Salem Civic Center last night.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Mountaineers vs. Vikings; :00]


In the first final four Alleghany coach Carl Watson new he faced a dangerous coach in Billy Pope who always has his Vikings ready.
In the second half, Montell Watson makes the nice spin move and is gonna sink the off balance one hander with four minutes left in the third. Watson finished wit a game high 23.
Northside would not go away. Keith Carter answers with a trey of his own and the Vikings trailed 39-26 with [SUPER=

33-Alleghany/56/Northside/51;]two and a half minutes left in the third.
In the fourth, Northside's Tyler white drives and hits and gets the foul. He converts the free throw and he finished with 13.
Watson then dishes to Cory Jeffries who scores. Alleghany wins 56-51.
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In the other final four Cave Spring was hoping three's a charm against a Blacksburg team which looked to end a two game skid against the Knights.
AdamTrumbower had nine points and this assist to a cutting Matt Hamilton, but Cave trailed by 8.
Hamilton then dishes to Andrew Davison for two of his 22 points and Cave Spring was closing in.
[SUPER=33-Cave Spring/56/Blacksburg/66;]The Indians handled the Knights pressure. Jon Bailey benefits from the nift

y pass and Blacksburg led 29-24 at the half. In the fourth, the Indians Jahron Giddings finds Cory Price. Blacksburg wins 66-56 and meets Alleghany for the tournament title tonight at 7:45.
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Northside meets Cave Spring at six PM tonight and the winner gets that third spot in the regionals.

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In the Western Valley district last night- Cornelius Penn and Andre Brewer combined for 30 points to lead Patrick Henry past E.C. Glass 62-to-49.
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The two head coaches Jack Esworthy and the Toppers Bill Hodges in the near court squared off for the second time in a week. The Patriots Melvin Smith will throw this sweet no-look pass inside to a wide open Brian Epperly and it's 21-to-11 Patriots. Glass answers back from the outside as Charlie Morris drop in the three pointer and the Toppers get it into single digits. Glass again - this time Drew Crank scores on the turnaround for the Toppers. But PH was too much as Reggie Martin picks off the pass and
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takes it in for the score. The Patriots win it 62-to-49 and play for the title tonight.
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PH will host Halifax County. The Comets beat Franklin County Wednesday night.

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The road to the state volleyball championship continued last night, and Cave Spring is certainly enjoying its first year in the Group Two A ranks.
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Last night - the unbeaten Knights under first year head coach Tamalyn Tanis hosted Appomattox in the opening game of the region three tournament. And Cave Spring senior Ashley Fitzpatrick would take this thing over. Watch her end this point emphatically with a nasty spike that is un-diggable! Cave wins the opening game 15-to-5. The next game would go to Cave, as well, by a 15-to-7 count as Fitzpatrick takes care of business again. The Knights advance winning two games to none.
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William Byrd also won last night over Rustburg, and Jefferson Forest beat Salem.

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It's been underwater for 139 years- a wallet carried by a confederate soldier aboard the ill fated H-L Hunley.
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Today scientists conserving the Hunley completed excavating the wallet.
Time has taken its toll on anything that may have been inside.
Investigators did find what could be decomposed paper mixed with sediment.
Hunley staff were hoping to find some information that would provide clues to the crewman's identity.
The Hunley and seven crewmen sank after attacking a Union ship.
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