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Accidents, Closed Roads.
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Low Salt Supplies- and power outages- all happening tonight.
The latest on what's going on outside- and what's to come.
A stuntman says Actor Robert Blake offered to pay him to kill his wife.
Plus the first black scholorship football player in Tech history dies.
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News 7 is next. [Open]
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Accidents on icy roadways block several major highways tonight. And road salt remains in high demand, at highway depots, and Home Depots.
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[Blacksburg Accident]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The biggest backups tonight were along two parts of I-81 at either end of Roanoke County. State police say slick roads sent several vehicles off the highway, so traffic was stopped until everything could be cleared. We are told the highway is once again open.
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Then there was route-460 East in Blacksburg. A series of accidents led police to shut it down for about 90 minutes. Police say treacherous road conditions caused a car to slide into a ditch and overturn around eight, near the south entrance to Virginia Tech.
An off-duty policeman offered assistance before another vehicle slid into his truck. Blacksburg Police arrived a short time later, but as the two ON-duty policemen got on the scene, two more cars slid into the pileup.
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The vehicles have been cleared away .. and 460 around Blacksburg is re-opened.
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[Night-Storm]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Treacherous road conditions can be found throughout our area tonight especially in Southside.
Many there spent the day slipping and sliding thanks to freezing rain that quickly became ice.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin/Porchcam;]


Justin McLeod was there. Justin how are people dealing with this latest blast of winter?
Jean, I kept hearing the same thing tonight, everyone wants spring to arrive, the quicker the better.
[LIVE=Justin Full/Porchcam]
[SUPER=@Justin1;]
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We must however get through this latest storm and this one is proving tricky especially for residents in Southside.


That's because when you're dealing with ice, it's almost impossible to keep people from sliding into problems.
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[SUPER=01-Barbara Swanson/Ringgold Resident; :12]
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(( ((NAT SOUND OF WALKING IN ICE))
Whether you were walking in it, driving on it, or trying to get rid of it, this latest storm proves ice is never nice.
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((BARBARA SWANSON/RINGGOLD RESIDENT: IT'S A LONG TIME SINCE I'VE SEEN THIS MUCH. I DON'T KNOW THAT I'VE EVER HAD REALLY AND I'VE LIVED HERE ALL MY LIFE.))
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((QUICK NAT SOUND OF WOMAN DUMPING A BIG SHEET OF ICE AT 1:00:48))
That may or may not be true but what you see here is definitely impressive.
By Thursday night, more than an inch of ice had accumulated throughout Southside.
Sidewalks and parking lots look more like skating rinks.
Even some roads, like this one in Martinsville, had to be closed because of extreme icy conditions.
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[IN Q=It's fine if everybody]

((RICKY ROACH/DANVILLE RESIDENT: IT'S FINE IF EVERYBODY WILL GO. PEOPLE WANT TO HIT THEIR BRAKES FOR NO APPARENT REASON, GOING IS NO PROBLEM STOPPING IS A LITTLE HARD.))
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Also hard is getting this ice off the roads.
Snow plows cannot be used to clear the ice away because blades are typically ineffective.
So city crews in Martinsville can only use chemicals and abrasives to treat the roads.
But even that is a challenge.
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((JEFF JOYCE/MARTINSVILLE PUBLIC WORKS: THAT'S THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WITH THE SALT, EVERYBODY IS TRYING TO GET SALT NOW.
WE TYPICALLY GET IT WITHIN TWO DAYS AND IT TOOK US OVER A WEEK TO GET IT THIS TIME.))
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((NAT SOUND OF LOADING UP SALT))
The city of Martinsville has enough chemicals for this storm but anything beyond that is in doubt.
Another concern here in Southside is power outages.
A tree fell on power line Thursday afternoon, taking with it 750 customers here in Martinsville.
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[IN Q=That poplar tree]

((DENNIS BOWLES/ENERGY SERVICES MANAGER: THAT POPLAR TREE WAS VERY BRITTLE IT PULLED IT OUT BY THE ROOTS. THERE IS JUST SO MUCH WEIGHT WITH THE ICE ON IT, THAT'S THE PROBLEM WE'RE HAVING, TREES TOPPING OVER.))
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The worst may be over but for many Southside residents, the damage has definitely been done.
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[IN Q=Ready for spring]

((BARBARA SWANSON/RINGGOLD RESIDENT: READY FOR SPRING, READY FOR SPRING, I THINK EVERYBODY IS. I THINK WE WOULD LIKE US SOME PRETTY WEATHER AND GET BACK TO THE BEACH.))
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It is no day at the beach for power crews at this hour.
Currently, 800 customers are without power in Martinsville and officials say it could be another hour before the lights are back on.
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Jean, the city of Danville is reporting scattered power outages throughout the city due to tree limbs falling on the lines.


[Greensboro-ice]


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To the South of Southside, some families are spending the night without heat- many are with relatives or in hotels.
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It is ice causing trouble in the Greensboro area.
Power companies there say about 60 thousand homes lost electricity- some may not be back until tomorrow.
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The ice is also making roads slick. Many accidents reported in the Winston Salem area.
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[Truck-Accident]


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[**WIPE**WIPE**]
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Among the many accidents earlier today in OUR region, this one on I-81 in Pulaski County.
Police say a Tennessee couple was inside a pickup truck, when it hit a patch of ice and slid off the highway. The driver, Charles Smith was not seriously hurt, but his wife, JoAnn, was thrown from the vehicle. She was taken to New River Valley Medical Center and is in serious condition. Smith told police his wife took off her seat belt to reach for something in the back of the truck, just before the accident occurred.
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[Roanoke-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The winter weather is wearing people out AND wearing out its welcome.
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Whether you were plowing or shoveling, it was an uphill battle to stay ahead of the sleet.
(NEE-rav) Nirav Patel and his brother spent the day helping their dad shovel at his gas station.
It's their 13th snow day in Franklin County this year.
His classmates Lydia Hoover and her friends found a more fun way to spend the day.
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((LYDIA HOOVER: IT'S BEEN CRAZY. SO MANY DAYS MISSED AND THEN WE COME BACK AND HAVE THESE HUGE TESTS, BUT THAT'S ALL RIGHT. SNOW IS GREAT.))
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At Roanoke's Home Depot, shovels and rock salt sold out. The store had to call in an emergency shipment of salt for today's storm.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [02/27/2003]
[MCU]WEATHER OFFICE Position #1

[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST [Toss back to anchor]

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More than 100 Roanoke area National Guardsmen and women are now on their way to parts unknown.
Family and friends of the 229th Chemical Company provided an emotional sendoff this morning at the Roanoke armory.
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Approximately 125 soldiers embarked on their dual mission of providing smoke cover for ground troops, and running decontamination operations in case of a chemical attack.
Gaberielle Trent knows that her husband's job is to head into areas that other troops are leaving. That makes saying goodbye even harder.
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The Chemical company will be on active duty for at least a year.
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[Terror-Alert]


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While the Guard unit was on the road, the Bush Administration today lowered the national terror alert from
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orange to yellow.
Orange is considered a high risk of terror attack. Yellow is an elevated risk.
The decision to lower the threat was due in part to the ending of the Muslim Hajj holiday.
Officials did warn that al-Qaida still has the capacity to strike in the United States.
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[Iraq]


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Iraq has reportedly promised to destroy its long range missiles... but the United Nations isn't so sure.
And as Chris Lawrence reports, it may not be enough to avert a possible war.
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(( SADDAM HUSSEIN BEAT SATURDAYS DEADLINE ..AND INSTEAD OF IGNORING THE U-N DECIDED HIS AL-SAMOUD 2 MISSILES HAVE GOT TO GO. BUT PRESIDENT BUSH WAS NOT IMPRESSED AND SAID ITS ANOTHER EFFORT TO STRING ALONG THE UNITED NATIONS. Bush: The rockets are just the tip of the iceberg. The only question at hand is total, complete disarmament, which he is refusing to do. CHIEF U-N INSPECTOR HANS BLIX SAYS SADDAMS EFFORTS HAVE BEEN VERY LIMITED SO FAR. BEHIND CLOSED DOORS THURSDAY, THE SECURITY COUNCIL DISCUSSED A U-S RESOLUTION THAT AUTHORIZES MILITARY ACTION BUT A RIFT IN THE COUNCIL REMAINS. Jean-Marc de La Sabliere/France Ambassador to the U.N.: In the council, the majority of the member think that the time has not come to decide to go to war. Jeremy Greenstock/UK Ambassador to the U.N.) 14:03:24 There is no future in the inspectors unless they have the cooperation of Iraq. COOPERATION WAS THE KEY THURSDAY AS THE IRAQIS DUG UP A SITE WHERE THEY SAY THEY DESTROYED CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS. BUT JUST OUTSIDE THE BORDER, MORE THAN 200-THOUSAND TROOPS ARE MOVING INTO POSITION. Chris Lawrence/CBS News: THE PENTAGON REPORTS ITS ORDERED A 6TH AIRCRAFT CARRIER TO THE GULF REGION ..AS WELL AS B-2 STEALTH BOMBERS. AND IRAQIS ARE PREPARING AS IF WAR IS INEVITABLE. THEY WATCHED DAN RATHERS INTERVIEW WITH SADDAM THURSDAY. MANY ARE STOCKING UP ON FOOD, SANDBAGGING CITY STREETS AND DIGGING WELLS IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS. AND IRAQI GUN STORES ARE BUSTLING. BECAUSE IF THE FIGHT COMES TOO CLOSE.
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THE IRAQIS PLAN TO FIGHT BACK. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT.)

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Robert Blake hears a former employee testify against him. The details are still ahead.
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And paying tribute to their favorite neighbor. Fans remember Mister Rogers.
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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as we hit the highlights from all four of today's ODAC tournament games at the Salem Civic Center. Emmitt Smith and Jerry Jones - say their goodbyes as the legend leaves Dallas. And Tech football pioneer John Dobbins passes away today at the age of 53. All that and more tonight on the Big 7.))

[Blake]


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A stuntman who used to work with Robert Blake took the stand today- saying Blake offered him money to kill his wife.

The testimony is being heard in a preliminary hearing where the court will determine if there is enough evidence to go forward with Blake's murder trial.
Manuel Gallegus now with more on the stuntman's testimony.
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((
MORE POTENTIALLY DAMAGING EVIDENCE AGAINST ACTOR ROBERT BLAKE THIS TIME IT COMES FROM AN AGING STUNTMAN WHO USED TO WORK WITH BLAKE ON THE TV SHOW BARETTA. THE FORMER STUNTMAN CLAIMS BLAKE OFFERED HIM 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO KILL HIS WIFE, BONNIE LEE BAKLEY. HE TESTIFIED BLAKE LAYED-OUT A COUPLE OF PLANS -FIRST GOING INTO THE HOUSE

-SOT-GARY MCLARTY, WITNESS :

And showed me how to enter the house -and the stairway up to the bedroom where she slept somebody could into there and dispose of her. GARY MCLARTY TESTIFIED THAT BLAKE ALSO SUGGESTED BAKLEY COULD BE KILLED OUTSIDE A RESTAURANT.
GARY MCLARTY/WITNESS: He talked about maybe going to a restaurant and eating and leaving and maybe coming back-- just about what had happened is what he talked about. BAKLEY WAS SHOT TO DEATH ABOUT TWO YEARSSHE WAS KILLED IN A CAR AFTER SHE AND BLAKE HAD DINNER IN A STUDIO CITY RESTAURANT. BLAKE CLAIMS HE FOUND HER THAT WAY AND MAINTAINS HIS INNOCENCE. BLAKES DEFENSE ATTORNEY TRIED TO CHIP AWAY AT MCLARTYS CREDABILITY BY SHOWING THAT HIS MEMORY WAS PERHAPS SKETCHY AND THAT HE WAS DESPERATE. MCLARTY: At the time you went to the police, were you desperate for money no did you need money? MCLARTY SAID AFTER HE HEARD BAKLEY WAS DEAD, HE WAITED FIVE DAYS BEFORE GOING TO POLICE-BUT THEN WENT BECAUSE IT WAS EATING AT HIM. BLAKE MADE PAINED EXPRESSIONS DURING THE TESTIMONYAND AT TIMES APPEARED FRAIL. BUT WHEN ASKED HOW HE WAS DOING HE SAID, I'M FINE. I'VE WAITED 11 MONTHS TO GET HERE AND IM NOT GOING ANYPLACE. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))



[Mister-Rogers]


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Fans of Mister Rogers came out tonight to put flowers on his star
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on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The man known to millions as Mister Rogers died this morning at his Pittsburgh home.
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Fred Rogers was the gentle mannered man who had a message for young people.
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((THERE IS ONLY ONE PERSON LIKE YOU AND PEOPLE CAN LIKE YOU JUST AS YOU ARE.))
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The Public Television Show Mister Rogers Neighborhood got its start in 1968- Rogers did his show over five decades recording the last show in December of 2000.
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((THERE ARE LOTS..... TO WONDER.))
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Fred Rogers suffered from stomach cancer. He was 74 years old.
Reruns of his program still air .. in this area on Saturday mornings on WBRA.
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The death of Mister Rogers means Roanoke College will have to find a new speaker for May's commencement .
He was scheduled to speak at the college where his nephew, Dr. Brooks Crozier, is a member of the faculty. [Tease2]
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A big step forward for a regional water authority. We'll douse you with details next on News 7.
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And a big project that's really for the birds .. the biggest of its kind in the western hemisphere .. is getting set to open.
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[Water-Authority]


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Roanoke City and County leaders say they have made a giant step towards a regional water authority.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Today at a joint meeting of the Roanoke City Council and Roanoke County Board of Supervisors, both governments approved plans to direct their staffs to continue in the process. Leaders from both localities are hailing the progress as a model for county-city cooperation.
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[IN Q=It's great to have...]

((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR; IT'S GREAT TO HAVE THIS UNDERSTANDING OF A WATER AGREEMENT TO SERVE ALL OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY, ALL OF ROANOKE CITY, ALL OF ROANOKE COUNTY WITH AN INVITATION TO OTHER SURROUNDING COUNTIES TO COME AND JOIN US.)) ((JOE "BUTCH" CHURCH/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR; YEARS AGO WE HAD A HARD TIME SITTING DOWN FOR A CUP OF COFFEE. I THINK THE COMPLEXITY OF CITY COUNCIL AND THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HAS CHANGED TO A REAL POSITIVE MODE OF OPERATION.))
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If the partnership gets the final go ahead, officials say they expect County water rates to gradually decline, and city rates to gradually increase, but creating the authority would provide reliable and adequate long-term water sources.

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[Cooper-Wood]


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For half a century the company George S. Cooper founded in 1953 has remained in the family in Rocky Mount.
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That tradition comes to a halt at the end of this week, as Cooper Wood Products becomes part of Real Wood of Virginia.
The deal allows Bill and Ashley Cooper to spin off the retail division of the company, Cooper Classics in Wood, and they'll continue to operate that. James Hurd and Wayne Pickurel will acquire the rest of the firm as of March first. Cooper makes mirror frames and other furniture parts and accessories.
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ODAC women's quarterfinals - Emmitt and Boys part ways and an historic Tech figure passes. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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A brand new DVD documentary on Venus and Serena Williams is now out in stores. The DVD title is "Raising Tennis Aces" and not only do you get unlimited access to the sisters there is also footage from old home movies tracing their developement.
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[S-Roanoke]


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The last of four quarterfinal games in the women's ODAC tournament gets things started for us this morning.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Maroons vs. Royals; :00]

The Roanoke College Maroons hooked up with Eastern Mennonite in the 3 versus 6 seed matchup. EMU makes it look easy early as Ameanda Renalds drops in a bucket on the right block. Freshman Lindsey Reynolds with the baseline drive and dish Chandra Forrester. Cave Spring to Rural Retreat and Roanoke is rolling. The the Maroons pull an inside-outside job as Katrina Williams hit nothing but net on the three ball. Roanoke advances to the final four with
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a 95-to-88 ovetime win over EMU.
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[S-Emory]


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The number two seed Emory and Henry had a tough time with 7th seeded Bridgewater.
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Emory's Joy Scruggs - the ODAC's coach of the year knows a thing or two about winning. She played for the Tennessee Lady Vols back in her college days.
Her team would take things inside to Erin Connely early on. Connely scores with the strong move and Emory & Henry led 18 to 6.
Bridgewater then turned to Krystal Hermes who gets the hoop and some harm down low. But Lindsey McKnight then comes off the screen and nails the foul line jumper the Emory and Henry.
[SUPER=33-Bridgewater/78/Emory & Henry/72;]

But this was Bridgwater's night - Sarah Oktavec double dribbles - gets by with it and scores and the Eagles win it 78-to-72.
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[S-Hollins]


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The opening game of the tournament pitted Guilford against upset minded Hollins.
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Karen Harvey's women found themselves up by a point at halftime and they tried to build on it in the second stanza.


Northside grad Emily Ferrell bombs away on the three ball and it was 39-37 Hollins.
Later, former Carroll County standout Brandi Cochran goes right down the lane for another bucket. She finished with 13 points, but Guilford regrouped.
[SUPER=33-Hollins/57/Guilford/67/;]

Jackie Hardenbergh crosses over and gets to the hole. The Quakers went on to win and advance 67 to 57.
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[S-Lynchburg]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Randolph-Macon vs. Lynchburg; :00]


The fourth seeded Lynchburg College Hornets took on Randolph-Macon in the other afternoon semi-final.
Abby Pyzik makes the nice pass to a cutting Lori Fletcher for the bucket down low.
[SUPER=33-Randolph-Macon/85/Lynchburg/73/;]

But Macon then went inside to Emily Crider who puts in the turnaround jumper. The Yellow Jackets beat Lynchburg 85 to 73 and will play Guilford this afternoon.
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[S-VHSL]


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The regional basketball and state volleyball matches have again been postponed tonight.
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Region 3 hoops hopes to play its first round games tomorrow night at various high school sites and then move inside the Salem Civic Center for the semi-finals Saturday night and the championship game next Monday.
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The basketball teams in Region C have moved the semi-finals and finals at Lord Botetourt high school until next Monday and Tuesday nights.

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You can blame it on the salary cap - but it's just not right! Yesterday, the Cowboys got rid of the NFL's all-time leading rusher - the one and only Emmitt Smith.
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Former Tech football star John Dobbins passed away on his way to work yesterday at Volvo plant in Dublin where he was a supervisor.
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After a tremendous high school career with the Radford Bobcats in which he starred in four sports, Dobbins became the first African-American scholarship football player in Virginia Tech history in 1970 - and he was as humble a man as you've ever met. Dobbins, lettered for the Hokies from 1970 through 1972 and played in the same backfield with Don Strock. He finished his career with over 12 hundred all-purpose yards. When he finished up at Tech he taught distributive education in the Roanoke Co. Schools for a year before heading to Volvo-White. The Claytor-Deans funeral home in Radford is handling arrangements. The funeral is set for next Tuesday at the Zion Hill Baptist Church. John Dobbins was 52. And late last night, we learned that the running back who preceded Dobbins at Tech - Terry Smoot - the Hokies leading rushing in 1967, 68 and 69 also died yesterday in West Virginia of a heart attack.
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From one courageous Hokie to another -
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Rayna Dubose has been honored by the United State basketball writer's association by receiving this year's "Most Courageous Award." Her story is well known, her smile is warming and her enthusiastic look on life contagious. Previous winners of the award include the late Jim Valvano.
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A special project at Miami's metrozoo is taking off.
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It is the largest aviary for Asian birds in the Western Hemisphere.
These asian storks were a little skittish at first- They had a little trouble taking off- but then seemed to adapt to their new surroundings quickly.
The Aviary is almost complete. It should be open to the public in May.
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