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Coming up on News 7-
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Some say it helps them lose weight. But the government is warning it could cause heart attacks and strokes.
Haz mat crews are out at the airport tonight. Details coming up.
And an image of Jesus Christ- perhaps the oldest in the world.
The story ahead.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Many use it to lose a few pounds.
But recent cases of serious and sometimes deadly side effects have forced the government to take action against ephedra.
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((I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT. I WOULD RECOMMEND TO FAMILY NOT TO TAKE IT. I WOULD RECOMMEND TO YOU NOT TO TAKE IT.))
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[Ephedra]


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Instead of placing a ban on Ephedra, the Food and Drug Administration is calling for warning labels on the product.
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[VO-NAT 20:24:07]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

The labels would warn the herb can cause fatal heart attacks and strokes. Ephedra is used for bodybuilding and weight loss, but health officials say it does not enhance sports performance and doesn't produce significant weight loss. An Ephedra spokesman argues the dietary supplement is safe and says tests prove it works.
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[IN Q=There is very clear]

((WES SIEGNER/EPHEDRA EDUCATIONAL COUNCIL SPOKESMAN: THERE IS VERY CLEAR CLINICAL DATA SUPPORTING THE LACK OF ADVERSE EFFECTS, AT LEAST SERIOUS ADVERSE EFFECTS, WHICH WE'VE BEEN MOST CONCERNED ABOUT. THERE WAS NOT A SINGLE SERIOUS ADVERSE EVENT IN ANY OF THE CLINICAL STUDIES.))
[SUPER=01-Wes Siegner /Ephedra Educational Council Spokesman;]
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[VO-NAT]

Ephedra has been under scrutiny since the heatstroke death of a major league baseball pitcher was linked to his use of the stimulant.
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[ANCHIR=Jean]
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The American Medical Association is in favor of the F-D-A's call for warning labels on ephedra. But it says what's really needed is a ban.

[Airport-Spill]


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A fuel spill at the Roanoke Regional Airport brought out the Haz mat crews tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
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Just after six, a truck carrying jet fuel began leaking on the tarmac.
It took nearly three hours to stop the leak, but not before more than 300 gallons of fuel spilled out.
A private company has now been called in to clean it all up.
The Roanoke Fire Department says it appears a valve malfunctioned causing the truck to leak.
The incident did not cause any delays for flights coming in and out of the airport.
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[Danville-Ice]


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For many of us, Winter melted away today.
But the major ice storm brought down tree limbs and power lines in southside. Thousands of homes lost electricity and some are still in the dark tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


The layer of ice began to melt today, as the temperature climbed above freezing.
But the damaged trees and power lines presented a bigger challenge.
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


At one point, four to five-thousand customers of Danville Power and Light were without service, but utility crews were hoping to restore service to most of them by tonight.
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[Warner-Flood]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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Between flooding, snow and ice, it's been an expensive couple of weeks for Virginia. That's why, Governor Mark Warner today asked President Bush to issue a disaster declaration and provide federal assistance to the Roanoke Valley, Southwest and Northern Virginia. Warner says the state spent 37-million dollars on snow-removal alone. Other damage estimates from flooding, snow and ice are still being tallied.
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[VDOT-Salt]


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It has to go somewhere.
But what cost is all that salt V-Dot is using this winter to keep the roads clear having on the evironment?
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Newsroom Pod;]


Justin McLeod joins us now with some insight. Justin?
Jean, it all depends on who you ask.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Newsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@justin1]


V-Dot says not much, environmentalists would probably say something quite differently.
V-Dot says its top priority is making the roads safe but it does keep a close eye on all that salt that is poured on the roadways.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co. ;]


The runoff can kill trees and plants as well as impact the ecosystems of streams and rivers.
The state does limit the application of salt to mainly primary roads.
But so far this winter, V-Dot has used more more than 200-thousand tons of salt on the roads statewide.
V-Dot however believes the salt content is often too small to cause any real damage to area waterways.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON: WITH THE AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION WE'VE HAD, THE SALT IS DILUTING WITH THE RAIN AND WITH THE FREEZING RAIN AND THE SNOW TO PRODUCE A SOLUTION IS VERY LOW IN SALT OVERALL. IN FACT, SEA WATER IS A LOT MORE CORROSIVE THAN THE SOLUTION THAT WE'RE PRODUCING.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson; ]
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Even with that said, V-Dot is looking at using more environmental friendly chemicals.
V-Dot has started using calcium chloride.
What that does is help prevent the roads from freezing and therefore means crews will have to use less salt.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Newsroom Pod]


The state is also looking at an even more environmental friendly chemical called magnesium chloride.
But with that, V-Dot has to balance environmental concerns with budgetary realities.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin/Newsroom Pod]


Jean, salt typically costs about 40 dollars a ton. Magnesium chloride often goes for 200 dollars a ton.

[Derailment]


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Norfolk Southern officials are investigating yet another train derailment in the New River Valley.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

This one happened just before ten this morning in Ellet Valley. Officials say the train was headed to Norfolk, when 32-cars loaded with coal fell off the track. No one was hurt, but police have blocked off Route-603 for cleanup. They hope to have the road reopened by midnight. This is the second Norfolk Southern train derailment in the past two weeks.
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./February 11;]

The other happened in Pulaski County, near the Radford Army Ammunition Plant. The cause of that is still under investigation.
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[Burlington]


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Bankrupt textile maker Burlington thought it had a buyer, but now the deal's off.
Berkshire-Hathaway has backed out of the deal.
Burlington still operates a facility in Hurt that specializes in a fabric called Nano-Touch.

[Eminent-Domain]


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The last of the property owners along the Patriot Pipeline gathered in court today, as East Tennessee Natural Gas began the process of trying to have their land condemned.
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Almost 100 people attended the first of the hearings in federal court. While the vast majority of the land owners have settled on a price, some, like Kent Wise, are not impressed by what the company says is its "best offer" and how they go about arriving at it.
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((KENT WISE/LANDOWNER: OUR PROPERTY'S LOCATED IN HENRY COUNTY WHICH IS IN A DIFFERENT DISTRICT. OUR PROPERTY IS IN THE RIDGEWAY DISTRICT, AND THEIR APPRAISER PUTS IT IN THE HORSEPASTURE DISTRICT, SOME 30 MILES AWAY. GRETCHEN KRUEGER/COMPANY SPOKESWOMAN: WE HAVE EASEMENT AGREEMENTS WITH OVER 1,000 LANDOWNERS, AND 95% EASEMENTS WE'VE GAINED FROM LANDOWNERS. WE HAVE 68 LEFT HERE. AND YOU'VE NOTICED WHEN THE COURT BEGAN WE'VE HAD SIX SETTLE.))
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[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.]

The judge has to decide whether to give the Gas Company "immediate possession" of the property, pending final determination of what it's worth.
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[Shuttle]


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Videotape from the final moments of the Shuttle Columbia Flight is released.
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The video was taken from the flight deck. It shows the crew as they re-enter the atmosphere.
Routine conversations can be heard.
The tape begins with the shuttle passing over the South Central Pacific Ocean 500 thousand feet above earth.
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((WILLIAM WILLIE MCCOOL/PILOT: THIS IS AMAZING. IT'S GETTING REALLY BRIGHT OUT THERE.))
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The hot gasses they see outside the shuttle are considered a normal part of re-entry.
But investigators are looking at a suspected breach in the left wing that may have allowed those superheated gases into the wheel well leading to the shuttle's fiery end.
The video may or may not shed light on just what went wrong.
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((BILL HARWOOD/CBS NEWS SPACE CONSULTANT: THE TAPE THEY RECOVERED IN TEXAS IS SEVERELY HEAT DAMAGED AND THE OUTER PORTION OF POOL IS OT THERE ANYMORE. SO IN THAT SENSE IT SHEDS NO LIGHT ON WHAT MIGHT HAVE GONE WRONG WITH THE ORBITER.))


[SUPER=01-Bill Harwood/CBS News Space Consultant;]
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[Vo-nat 08]
NASA's top administrator today told reporters if they knew there was a problem there would have no end to the efforts to save the crew.
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[Pledge]


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A Federal Appeals court upholds its ruling saying the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional in public schools-
and tonight a justice department spokesman says no decision's been made about whether to appeal.
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The Bush Administration had requested the court reconsider its decision about the pledge.
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((ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.))
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[Vo-Nat 05 PLUS PAD]
It was last June that a three judge panel ruled that using the phrase Under God in public schools
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was an endorsement of religion barred by the constitution.
The case could now go to the U-S Supreme Court.
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Lynchburg cops say experience on the street is worth paying for.
More on the fight over salaries when News 7 returns.
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Is Iraq planning a first strike against U-S troops?
We'll look into that possibility next.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as high school playoff action finally thaws out a resumes.
Hoops and volleys are on the way tonight. Plus, the Roanoke women have made it to the ODAC title game. Radford extinguishes the Flames tonight. And things are hot in Las Vegas tonight - right here on the Big 7.))

[Iraq]


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Iraq says it will destroy its Al- Samoud 2 missiles beginning tomorrow.
If it does, the U-N Chief Weapons inspector says it will be a significant piece of disarmament.
But the U-S is standing its ground- for full disarmament.
Chris Lawrence reports- with the latest on that and the U-S troop buildup in Kuwait.
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((IRAQ HAS PROMISED TO GET RID OF ITS AL SAMOUD 2 MISSILES AND NOW THE PRESSURE'S ON BAGHDAD TO KEEP ITS WORD. OFFICIALS HAVE AGREED TO DESTROY THE WEAPONS STARTING SATURDAY -- A DEADLINE SET BY THE CHIEF U.N. WEAPONS INSPECTOR.

HANS BLIX/CHIEF U.N. WEAPONS INSPECTOR: "It is a very significant, real disarmament." BUT WASHINGTON'S NOT IMPRESSED WITH IRAQ'S SUDDEN CHANGE OF HEART. ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: "That's the problem with Saddam Hussein, Every time he's under pressure , he tries to relieve the pressure by disarming just a touch, just a touch, playing the game, playing the deception." THE PENTAGON SAYS IN THE PAST WEEK ALONE, IRAQI PLANES HAVE VIOLATED THE NO-FLY ZONE SEVERAL TIMES. AND ONE JET EVEN ENTERED SAUDI ARABIA'S AIRSPACE. DEFENSE OFFICIALS SUSPECT IRAQ MAY BE PLANNING TO STRIKE FIRST. EVEN WITH SOME COUNTRIES THREATENING TO VETO A U-N RESOLUTION THAT AUTHORIZES WAR THE MILITARY BUILDUP CONTINUES IN THE GULF. "AMERICAN AND BRITISH TROOPS MAKE UP MOST...BUT NOT ALL OF THE COALITION FORCES. AND SOLDIERS FROM OTHER ARAB NATIONS HAVE BEEN ARRIVING HERE AT KUWAIT'S AIRPORT." THESE SOLDIERS FROM BAHRAIN WILL HELP PROTECT KUWAIT BUT NOT INVADE IRAQ. AND EVEN OUT IN THE KUWAITI DESERT U-S TROOPS ARE FEELING RIGHT AT HOME. STAFF SGT. DAVID FRANCIS/U.S. ARMY: "THE U.S. MILITARY IS THE ONLY MILITARY ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD I KNOW THAT CAN PUT YOU ON THE FRONTLINES AND DRAG BURGER KING AND BASKIN ROBBINS AND KFC BEHIND YOU." BUT DON'T EXPECT THESE SOLDIERS TO GET TOO COMFORTABLE... UNDER THE LOOMING THREAT OF WAR. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT.))

[Missing-Child]


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More charges have been filed against the mother of missing child Logan Bowman.
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[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;]

Grayson County authorities have now charged Cynthia Davis and her ex-boyfriend with felony child neglect.
Davis was already in jail on a child endangerment charge.
Dennis Schemerhorn had been out on bond on the same charge, but was arrested last night.
Both are scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Monday.
Logan Bowman has been missing since January, and officials fear he may be dead.
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[L'burg-Cops]


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Five months after 95 percent of the Lynchburg Police Department cited salaries as a major concern, officers there say little has been done to address the problem.
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The department has lost more than a half dozen experienced officers to higher-paying jobs in private security.
Rookies have taken their place, but some cops say the city is losing too much experience on the streets.
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[IN Q=The citizens and]

((OFFICER DOUG CHILDRESS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THE CITIZENS AND THE SCHOOLS AND EVERYBODY ELSE ARE SUFFERING, ARE GOING TO SUFFER BECAUSE OF THIS BECAUSE WE'RE LOSING EXPERIENCED PEOPLE. BECAUSE YOU CAN WALK RIGHT OUT THIS DOOR AND GO TO WORK AT B&W AND START OUT MAKING MORE THAN YOU'D BE MAKING HERE AFTER 12-15 YEARS OF SERVICE.))
[SUPER=01-Officer Doug Childress/Lynchburg Police Dept.]
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City officials say a committee is studying the pay issue, but any solutions are at least a year off.
Next year's city budget DOES include a two percent pay raise for all Lynchburg employees, including police officers.
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They'll soon be lining up again at an area D-M-V office.
That's next on News Seven.
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[VO-NAT]


And you can bet folks will be lining up to see these priceless artifacts... some of the oldest in Christianity.

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[Franklin-DMV]


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Franklin County is less than two weeks away from getting back its D-M-V.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;]

The Rocky Mount branch of the Department of Motor Vehicles was among those closed by the state last October because of budget reductions. But last month, after much public outcry, Governor Warner announced the service would be restored. Six offices, including the one in Bedford, were reopened last Friday. The Rocky Mount office will reopen Tuesday, March eleventh. The DMV says all 121-full time employees laid off during the closings have been brought back.
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[Zoo]


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The animals don't seem to mind, but employees at Mill Mountain Zoo hope winter is backing off.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

The zoo re-opened at noon today after closing Wednesday in advance of the ice and snow. Zoo director, Beth Poff, says the park set a record this year, closing 10-days because of winter weather. The previous record of nine days was set in 1996 when a massive snowstorm paralyzed the zoo for 5-days in a row.
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[S-Extra]


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High school and college hoops, plus state volleyball are on the way, and this week's Atlantic Coast Connection and qualifying from Vegas.
But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

The Washington Redskins have replaced a proven winner in Steven Davis with nothing more than a candidate. Trung Canidate, the former first round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams comes to Washingtin in exchange for offensive guard David Loverne and a fourth-round draft choice. Canidate is 25 and so far in his brief NFL career he has been a bust. He has 3 starts in three years.
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[S-South]


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Radford University was in the spotlight last night as the Highlanders hosted Liberty in a regionally televised game at the Dedmon Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/espn+; :00]

RU's Byron Samuels was trying to keep Liberty from securing the number 2 seed in next week's Big South tourney in Lynchburg. And the first half was all Radford as the Highlanders took it right at the Flames with Kyle Zaharias and Chris Prince making huge contributions. Radford locks up the 6th seed in the tournament as Peanut Arrington scores 12 in his final home game.
[super=32-Liberty/56/Radford/81;]

Radford rolls 81-to-56.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=LIBERTY]

Liberty will likely host RU in a rematch in first round of the Big South next Tuesday night.

[S-Roanoke]


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The Roanoke College women came into this year's ODAC tournament as the sixth seed in the 8 team event. Now exactly a "Maroon-Like" ranking, but it's how you handle yourself on the floor and not in the bracket that matters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Bridgewater vs. Roanoke; :00]


After upsetting Eastern Mennonite last night, Roanoke took on Bridgewater yesterday in the semi-finals.
The Eagles opened the game on a 5-oh run. Megan Forster from Shawsville spots up and buries the three ball from the wing to get the Eagles party started.
But Roanoke, playing without injured Katrina Williams, responded with an 11-oh run of its own. Veronica Kelly comes up with the steal and goes coast to coast for the lay-in and the foul.
[SUPER=33-Bridgewater/55/Roanoke/70/;]

The Maroons then got this triple from Sarah Grimes. Roanoke wins it 70 to 55, and advances to the title game today at 2.
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[S-ODAC]


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


Roanoke will next get Randolph-Macon. The five seed upset the top seed Guilford in the other semi-final.
Although - Nicole McCrory hits Jennifer King for the easy bucket down low. King tallied 17 points for Guilford.


But Megan Silva scored 20 for the Jackets including these two on the floater. Macon erases a ten
[SUPER=33-Randolph-Macon/84/Guilford/73/;]

point halftime deficit to win it 84 to 73.
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[S-Cave]


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After three nights of postponements at least two of the teams in the region three boy's basketball tournament hit the hardwood last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Knights vs. Pioneers; :00]

A huge crowd wedged its way into the Heritage gym as Pioneers' coach Dan Stephens took a shot at knocking off the Knights. But Cave Spring came out hot thanks to the sharp-shooting of Andrew Davison. He buries the three in the corner to give Cave an early two-point lead. The Pioneers would respond as Pierre Penn slices through the "D" and takes it to the hole to trim the Knights lead back to three. Cave Spring would not give up the lead without a fight. Here, Adam Trumbower rolls it in with the right hand to put Cave back up by five. Davison then kicks it out to John Paul Branisteanu, who drains the three.
[SUPER=33-Cave Spring/53/Heritage/49;]

Cave moves on to the semi-finals with the 53-to-49 win.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=REGION 3]

Everyone else in the Region plays today. The semi-finals are Monday night at the Salem Civic Center.

[S-Volley]


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It's been a busy day for the Cave Spring volleyball team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Bulldogs vs. Knights; :00]


First yesterday afternoon at two, the Knight hosted Martinsville in the state quarterfinals.
And the Knights would be on a mission - Melissa Barry skies for the kill. Cave Spring led 3 to 1 and cruised to the 15 to 1 victory to open the match.
In game two, Sara Lyon gets another point for Tamlyn Tanis and company.
Later, Lyon and Courtney Fitzpatrick team up for yet another block. Cave Spring won the second game 15-6, sweeping the match 2 games to none. The team then jumped on a bus and headed to Rockingham County to play William Byrd in the semi-finals last night at Broadway high school.
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Cave Spring outlasted Byrd last night losing the first game, before winning the next two. The unbeaten Knights play Fauquier for the title today at 1:30 at Broadway.

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The Roanoke Catholic Celtics - came up short in their quest to win their fourth straight state independent school title in division two. Potomac beat the Celtics 53-to-49 at Richard Bland College in Petersburg in the semi-finals.

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A picture that may be the oldest representation of Jesus' face in the world.
It is just one of the priceless items on display beginning this weekend in Houston.
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The exhibit spans 2-thosuand years of papal history in the Roman Catholic Church- It is the first time the pieces are on display in the U-S.
The items date back to the fourth and fifth centuries and focus on Roman Catholic Popes- beginning with the first one, Saint Peter.
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((VOICE OF DR. PETER RADESTSKY/VATICAN EXPERT: THIS IS CALLED THE MANDOLIN OF ODESSA. THIS MAY BE THE OLDEST REPRESENTATION OF THE FACE OF JESUS IN THE WORLD.))
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Each piece has quite a story.
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((THIS TIARA HAS ONE OF THE LARGEST EMERALDS IN THE WORLD RIGHT UNDER THE CROSS BUT IT HAPPENED TO BE AN EMERALD THAT NAPOLEON HAD STOLEN FROM THE VATICAN SOME YEARS BEFORE.))
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The exhibit is in Houston through July. It is the first stop on a four city U-S tour. (----------)