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Coming up on News 7-
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A storm that's sweeping parts of the nation may be sweeping into our neck of the woods.
Plus prosecutors say the teenage suspected sniper says he worked as a team with John Mohammed.
And it's no joke. A man opens his mail and finds a deadly African snake.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[OUT Q=NAT SOUND SKIDDING CAR.]
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They are skidding and sliding from Tennessee to Texas.
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((SLICK, SLICK SLICK. IT'S HORRENDOUS OUT HERE YOU CAN'T EVEN WALK.))
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[Ice]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
And this storm is headed our way.
Today from Texas through the Southern Plains Rush hour traffic was NOT rushing- you could say it was crawling or sliding may be the best way to put it.
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[VO-NAT 06.5]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX]


The icy going was so treacherous interstates were shut down in much of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
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((ANYTHING THAT'S GOT PAVEMENT OUT HERE PRETTY MUCH HAS ICE ON IT.))
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Most schools took a holiday as did government employees and many businesses that stayed open hardly did any business at all.
Flights were affected as well. At Dallas, Fort Worth airport today most morning flights were cancelled. Some afternoon flights got out but most were delayed. Getting a cab to the airport was half the trouble.
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((PASSENGER: I STARTED CALLING AT SIX THIRTY.. MISSED MY FLIGHT BY TEN MINUTES.))
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[OUT Q=by ten minutes.]
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[Vo-nat]
In Tennessee winter snow amounts are double what they are normally.
Accidents around Nashville shut down Interstate 65.
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[Schools]


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Tonight's snow means some kids can sleep in tomorrow morning.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
Bluefield State College will operate on its inclement weather schedule.
Schools in Mercer County and Monroe County West Virginia have a 2 hour delay.
Classes in Smyth County are delayed 2 hours.
Tazewell County schools will be closed tomorrow, employee code 2.
And a 2 hour delay for Wytheville Community College.
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[Roanoke-Schools]


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Winter weather has already plowed away Spring break for students in Roanoke city schools. The school system released its make-up day schedule today.
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[TAKE PINNACLE] Students will now have to attend class from March 31st through April fourth which would have been spring break. Make- up days are also scheduled for Good Friday and Memorial Day.
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[Glass-Fight]


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A large fight on the lawn of E-C Glass High School today may have been sparked by gang activity.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


That's according to Lynchburg police who sent more than a dozen officers to the scene around 2:15 this afternoon.
Authorities say while hundreds of students were in the area at the time, only a handful were actually involved in the fight.
School resource officers had been tipped off to a potential problem earlier in the week.
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((LT. DANNY MARKS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: IT WAS JUST INFORMATION WE HAD THAT RIVAL GROUPS WERE EGGING ON EACH OTHER OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE SCHOOL AGAINST THE STUDENTS HERE AT THE SCHOOL, SO THAT'S WHY THE UNITS WERE IN THE AREA.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Danny Marks/Lynchburg Police Dept.]
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[OUT Q=were in the area.]
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[VO-NAT]


Three juveniles were arrested and likely will face charges of trespassing.
School administrators say none are students at E.C. Glass.
No one was injured.
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[Salem-Election]


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Salem will soon be tapping into the perspective of its young people.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]

As part of the city's new comprehensive plan, Salem wants to involve students in the government process. So leaders created a Youth Council to be made up of five students: three from Salem High School and two from Andrew Lewis Middle School. Student bodies at both schools today cast their ballots for the candidates of their choice.
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[IN Q=We have issues we've covered...]

((A. J. DOWELL/YOUTH COUNCIL CANDIDATE: WE HAVE ISSUES WE'VE COVERED BUT WE'RE STILL IN THE CREATIVE STAGE SO WE'RE NOT SURE WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO NEXT.)) ((MIKE MEYERS/GOVERNMENT TEACHER: I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF GOOD IDEAS, THEY'RE PASSIONATE ABOUT CERTAIN ISSUES, CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, FOR EXAMPLE. I THINK THIS COULD BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE.))
[SUPER=01-A. J. Dowell/Youth Council Candidate; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Meyers/Government Teacher; :07]
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[OUT Q=benefit the community as a whole.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Youth Council will work alongside City Council to learn about the government process. The group plans to to hold a Youth Summit this spring.

[Truck-Accident]


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An early morning accident on Interstate 81 killed a Hardy man and injured a state trooper.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


51-year-old Thomas Bradley Hurt died after his tanker truck swerved and hit a state police car.
Trooper Angel Graham had just pulled over an Ohio van and was sitting inside her patrol car.
Trooper Graham was airlifted to the hospital -- but state police say her injuries appear to be minor.
The van's passengers were treated and released.
The wreck spilled 75-hundred gallons of diesel fuel into nearby Mill Creek.
HAZMAT teams and a private contractor dammed the creek about two miles downstream.
They say it may take two weeks to clean up all the fuel.
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[Monty-Fatal]


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An accident this morning in Christiansburg killed a man and sent his wife to the hospital. Carl and Carolyn Michaels, both 78, were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, after their car collided with a dump truck at the intersection of Roanoke Street and Woodland Drive.
Carl later died-- his wife's condition was NOT available tonight. The driver of the truck was not hurt.

[Iraq]


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As Iraq continues to insist it is cooperating with the United Nations, troops in Kuwait are waiting and training.

Chris Lawrence has more on that and Dan Rather's exclusive interview with Saddam Hussein.
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((BAGHDAD OFFICIALS INSIST NO DECISION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE AL-SAMOUD 2 MISSILES. BUT THEIR BOSS IS SAYING SOMETHING QUITE DIFFERENT. IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CBS NEWS CORRESPONDENT DAN RATHER, SADDAM HUSSEIN MAKES IT CLEAR ... HE HAS NO INTENTION OF DESTROYING THE MISSILES ... DESPITE U.N. ORDERS TO DO SO.
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Rather: "So you do not intend to destroy these missiles?" Saddam: "Which missiles? What do you mean? We have no missiles outside of the specifications of the United Nations." THE IRAQI PRESIDENT ALSO CHALLENGED PRESIDENT BUSH TO A ONE-ON-ONE TELEVISED DEBATE.
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"This is an opportunity for him if he is really convinced about his position about his preparations for war or any means ... to convince the whole world about the reasons to justify war."
THE WHITE HOUSE SAID "NO" TO A DEBATE...AS IT WAITED FOR A "YES" FROM TURKEY. THE U.S. WANTS TO BASE 62-THOUSAND AMERICAN TROOPS THERE, BUT THE TURKISH PARLIAMENT CONTINUES TO HAGGLE OVER THE DEAL..
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UNLIKE TURKEY, THE KUWAITI GOVERNMENT HAS SHOWN UNWAVERING SUPPORT FOR THE UNITED STATES. BUT NOT ALL OF ITS CITIZENS SHARE THAT SAME VIEW.
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IN THE STREETS--CELEBRATIONS--TO MARK KUWAIT'S INDEPENDENCE. BUT THE SMILES ALSO MASK A GROWING RESENTMENT OF U.S. POLICIES IN THE REGION. A RECENT POLL IN THE KUWAITI NEWSPAPER -- AL-RAI AL-AAM -- FOUND THAT 74-PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE LIVING HERE CONSIDER OSAMA BIN LADEN A HERO. MANY OF THEM -- YOUNG ADMIRERS.
(SOT: JASSIM BOODAI/NEWSPAPER EDITOR)

"The guy, Osama bin Laden I mean, is becoming a hero in the minds of those youngsters." THAT ANGER HAS RESULTED IN MORE ASSAULTS ON AMERICANS. SO KUWAIT HAS NOW BEEFED UP ITS SECURITY...IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP FOREIGNERS SAFE. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT. ))

[Malvo]


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Prosecutors say "teen sniper suspect" John Lee Malvo has admitted being an equal partner in the shootings with John Allen Muhammad.
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Papers filed by Fairfax County prosecutors quote Malvo as saying Muhammad acted as a spotter and called out the shots.
A prosecutor says it appears the two worked as a team.
[Super=03-Falls Church/Last Fall;]


The shootings terrorized the Washington D-C region last fall.
In all Malvo and Muhammad are accused of shooting 19 people.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The raging water that flooded parts of Southwest Virginia moves east.
When News 7 returns, we'll follow its path to Richmond...
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[VO-NAT]


while officials in Roanoke start to put a dollar figure on the damage here.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as some teams play and some teams do not as the weather affects regional and state high school play tonight. Catholic plays and wins the private school tournament. Plus, Maryland rocks Clemson on senior night in College Park.

And the Express gets back Sebastian Laplante tonight on the Big 7.)) [Flood-Assessment]


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Two- million dollars and still counting.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; ]

A spokesman for Roanoke says this weekend's flood damage is estimated at two- million dollars in the city... that includes damage to both public and private property. The city has declared a local emergency to begin applying for state assistance. In the meantime, the city is asking residents to continue to report damage. The number to call is 540- 853-2425.
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[Piney-Branch]


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A Bedford County subdivision lost its only access over the weekend, when floodwaters claimed a private road. Now residents are looking to state and local officials for assistance, but help has been hard to find.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Residents first noticed cracks in the pavement on Saturday morning. Piney Branch Road gave way after two culverts running underneath became clogged with debris.
Declared unsafe for cars and trucks, the route is now just a narrow walking path.
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((BEDFORD COUNTY, I FEEL LIKE I PAY MY TAXES YOU KNOW AND ALL THESE YEARS, MONEY THEY DON'T HAVE TO SPEND ON THIS ROAD THAT WE'RE SPENDING TO FIX IT UP AND KEEP IT UP AND SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS AND I THINK BEDFORD COUNTY OUGHT TO COME IN AND HELP US OUT. I KNOW IT'S A PRIVATE ROAD, BUT THIS RIGHT HERE TO ME IS AN EMERGENCY.))
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County officials are seeking permission to cross adjoining property in the event of a fire or other emergency.
But both county and state officials say they cannot spend public money to repair a private road.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Residents of the Oakcrest Hills subdivision will meet Saturday afternoon to discuss the situation.

[Willow-River]


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Some residents of a flooded apartment complex are heading home today.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Willow River Apartment officials say most of the people living on the second and third floors are being allowed back in the buildings. Power has been restored to most, if not all of the Salem complex.
[SUPER=04-Sunday;]

Flooding pounded the location over the weekend, forcing evacuations and leaving behind significant damage. All ground floor units were hit and will have to be rebuilt. The Red Cross says about two hundred people from the location are seeking assistance due to the flooding.
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[Flood-Insurance]


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As those folks are finding out, rebuilding after a flood can be a lot easier when you have flood insurance.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Local agents say it's important to remember that a general homeowner's policy does NOT cover flooding. State Farm's Holt Woodbury says people also have some misconceptions about getting flood coverage.
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((HOLT WOODBURY/STATE FARM INSURANCE AGENT; THE FACT THAT YOU KNOW IT'S TERRIBLY EXPENSIVE AND IN THE SCHEME OF THINGS IT'S NOT OR THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN AREAS THAT CAN'T GET IT AND THAT'S NOT TRUE.))
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[VO-NAT]

He says virtually anyone can get a flood policy and that the average cost annually is 360-dollars for a homeowner and
220-dollars for a renter. It can get expensive when you consider deductibles. Woodbury says to keep premiums low and affordable it's not uncommon for a policy to have a 5-thousand dollar deductible.
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[River-Rescue]


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Montgomery County officials say they hope to learn from a rescue mission that later ended in death.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elliston/Saturday;]

Rescue workers took more than two hours to save a father and son who were stranded Saturday in the North Fork of the Roanoke River. The son, 30-year-old Brian Quesenberry later died of hypothermia. Those who were involved in the operation met tonight to discuss what happened and what they might have done differently. People from at least seven different agencies attended the meeting.
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[Richmond-Flooding]


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The floodwaters that are leaving our area are moving downstream... and hitting central and Eastern Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The James River in Richmond hasn't been this high in years.
It's nearly ten feet above flood stage.
The high water is attracting sightseers, but officials warn people they may encounter closed streets.
Some of the lower areas of Virginia's capital are completely under water.
The city is keeping an eye on the flooding, and expects only moderate damage, but is ready to take it's wastewater treatment plant off-line if necessary.
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[RI-Nightclub]


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The government is not ruling out filing federal charges against the owners of the Rhode Island nightclub that went up in flames last week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-W. Warwick, RI/Last Week]


And it says the band that was playing when the fire broke out could be charged as well.
The members of Great White say they'll appear before a grand jury this week after being subpoenaed by prosecutors.
Investigators have also sent police dogs to search the ruins of the nightclub to make sure there are no more victims in the rubble.
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((GOV. DON CARCIERI/RHODE ISLAND; AS OF NOW, WE HAVE POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED 93 OF THE 97 VICTIMS. ))
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[OUT Q=of the 97 victims.]
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[VO-NAT]


The governor says a fund for victims has been established, and 350 thousand dollars has been contributed so far.
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[TEASE#2]



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Tired of junk mail?
Still ahead on News 7, see how one state's trying to put an end to it.
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[VO-NAT 08]


And talk about suprises in the mail- a man opens a box and a deadly snake tries to slither out.
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[SOT 44]

((IT'S HIGHTLY VENOMOUS. IT CAN SPIT AND BLIND AND KILL YOU INA SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.))
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More on this story of unwanted mail- coming up.
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[Unwanted-Mail]


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If you're tired of getting junk mail both in the mail and the e-mail box- you are not alone.
Now at least one state is working to put a stop to it.
New York state is working on a plan where people could register to have their names on a do not send list.
Companies would have 30 days to remove their names from their lists or risk fines.
The average person receives 50 pounds of junk mail a year.
Spam on the internet now accounts for more than 30 percent of all email activity.

[Cobra]


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Speaking of unwanted mail- wait til you see what one guy got in the mail-
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[SUPER=03-Winnetka, CA;]


A 2 foot long deadly Cobra.
It arrived in a regular wrapped box package at the home of California songwriter Joseph Calhoun.
When he opened the package the black neck spitting cobra tried to slither out.
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[SOT]

((MELANIE BAGHDAIAN/ATTORNEY: IT'S SOMETHING THAT SOMEBODY HAS PLANNED THEY PUT A LOT OF TIME. WE'RE HOPING HE WON'T BE HURT.)) [butt to 44] ((REPORTER: HOW DEADLY IS IT? JACKIE DAVID/LA ANIMAL SERVICES: IT IS VERY DANGEROUS, SO DANGEROUS THAT IT'S ILLEGAL TO OWN THIS ANIMAL IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES AND IN THE COUNTRY.))
[SUPER=01-Melanie Baghdaian/Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jackie David/Los Angeles Animal Services; :09]
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Authorities say when Calhoun saw the snakes head emerge he slammed the package shut.
Authorities say this type of rare snake can not be bought at a local pet store and they're not sure how someone was able to get it.
LA police say they don't have any leads, but whomever sent the snake could face attempted murder charges.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Auburn volleyball team looks to reach the state final four tonight. Catholic looks to advance in the private school ranks, while some teams get unexpected postponements. Plus, Maryland sends it seniors out in style. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Season; :00]

The Express got back goal tender Sebastian Laplante from Norfolk today.. The rookie net minder played in 1 game over the past weekend for the Admirals. He has played in 35 games for Roanoke this year. The Express sent defenseman Scott Balan back to Norfolk today. Roanoke hosts Trenton tomorrow night.
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[S-Auburn]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Group A state quarterfinals in volleyball opened last night with the Auburn Eagles looking to stay perfect on the season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Riner/Gate City vs. Auburn; :00]

The gym was packed in Riner last night for this elite 8 showdown between the 20-and-0 Eagles and Gate City. Auburn had its head in the game from the start. Gate City winds up for a major kill early, but Auburn's Carrie Floyd calmly sends the laser in the opposite direction, and moments later Auburn has a point and Gate City's attention. Then watch the serve from senior Lori Beth Smith. It's got some speed on it and location. Auburn picks up yet another point. Then Brittany Kirtner will wind up and send one over the net and on the return - Whitney Hawkins stuffs it back across the net. Auburn win the opening game 15-to-13 and the match two games to none to advance to the state semi-finals.
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[S-VHSL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-134 10622TC]
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In Group Two A volleyball - William Byrd traveled all the way to Abingdon last night and won in the state quarterfinals 15-to-7 and 15-to-10.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./This Season; :00]

However, the other Double A quarterfinal on this end of the state between Cave Spring and Martinsville was postponed around four this afternoon. The two will try to play tonight at six - and it's critical they do just that - the state semi-finals are Friday in Broadway.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]

[GRAPHIC-REGION FOUR] The Martinsville boys basketball team also didn't get to play last night. The Bulldogs were halfway to Graham when they were told to turn around.
[GRAPHIC=REGION C]

And in Region C basketball - Radford and Bland County had to postponed their game to tonight, as well.

[S-Catholic]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-149 357TC]
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The Roanoke Catholic Celtics, looking for their fourth straight Virginia Independent School division two title took on Virginia Episcopal yesterday evening in the quarterfinals at North Cross.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Bishops vs. Celtics; :00]

The Celtics' cheerleaders made themselves at home in the Carter Center gymnasium. And VES would handle the neutral court, as well. Chris Tyson puts the ball up with the jumper. It's off, but Keith Burghardt is there for the board and bucket for the Bishops. The next time Ryan Alexander will miss, but again its Burghardt at the same spot, with the same result and VES is within a point in the early going. But Catholic's Paulius Jonelianas (YAN-UH-LUNAS) will play a little hot potato with Steven Nowlin - long enough for Paulius to get set and drop in the fade away jumper. He had a game high 21 points.
[super=33-Virginia Episcopal/48/Roanoke Catholic/66;]

This time Tony Hairston spins to the hole - his shot fails to fall, but Jonelianas get the tip and Catholic gets the 66-to-48 win.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD HOOPS]

Catholic next plays Friday at Richard Bland College in Petersburg.

[S-Maryland]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Maryland Terrapins are back on top in the ACC regular season race - by a half game in the win column. Last night - Maryland closed out the home portion of its schedule at the Comcast Center by beating Clemson 91 to 52.
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It was seniors' night for the Terps as the fans and coaches said so long to five good players including Ryan Randle, Tahj Holden, Drew Nicholas and Steve Blake. Blake also had his jersey number 25 retired tonight in a pregame ceremony.

Clemson was determined to ruin the evening as the Tigers were tough in the first half as they took it to the break down just 36-to-31. But the final two minutes belonged exclusively to the Terps. Blake would key a wicked spurt early in the half with a barrage of three pointers and by the 10 minute mark Clemson was down by 30.
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Maryland gets the 91-to-52 win. The Terps finish at NC State and at Virginia.
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College football's original nomad - most recently with Marshall University - is on the road again.
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Phil Elmassion, who has been a college football coach for the past 20 years is now headed to Purdue to coach defensive backs. Last year he coached at Marshall, and before that he was at West Virginia, LSU, Boston College, Virginia Tech, Wiscons
in, Washington, Syracuse, UVa, Minnesota and East Carolina.
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Ricky Rudd and the Wood Brothers have been on their game so far this season with two top 15 finishes in two events. Eddie and Len Wood are thrilled to have a proven veteran driver, but Rudd knows that when he's ready to retire young Jon Wood will be just about ready to jump in the saddle.
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their. Many of the transport trucks have been stuck in ice and snow for hours in Texas. The Winston Cup circuit rolls into Las Vegas later this week for the UAW Daimler Chrysler 400. The problem is getting