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Coming up on News 7
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Two Middle Eastern brothers wanted by the FBI are in the Roanoke City Jail tonight.... We'll have details.
A new business is coming to this region bringing new jobs.
And Britney Spears uses her celebrity to raise cancer awareness.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Suspicious activity at a hydro-electric dam in Tennessee leads to two arrests here in Southwest Virginia.
These men were wanted for document fraud charges.
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[Elsakaan]


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Americans have been on the alert for suspicious activity ever since the September 11th terrorist attacks.
After a police officer saw a Middle Eastern man taking pictures of a dam near Knoxville, an all-points bulletin was issued for the photographer and his brother.
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Ahmed Muhammed (El-sa-kahn) Elsakaan , also known and Ahmed Mostafa, and his brother, Hatem Elsakaan- both in their 20's- are both in the Roanoke jail tonight.
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Hatem Elsakaan was arrested at the city bus station and was carrying his brother's passport.
The brothers have been wanted since August for allegedly using fake I-D's to get Virginia drivers licenses.
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[Dam-Suspects]


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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
It was Ahmed (El-sah-kahn) Elsakaan who first caught the attention of authorities Sunday morning.
Lee Merrit of affiliate W-V-LT has more on that part of the story.
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[SUPER=03-Near Knoxville, TN; :16 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Joe Clark/FBI Agent; :20]
[SUPER=01-Gil Francis/Tennessee Valley Authority; :28]
[SUPER=01-Lee Merritt/Reporting; :43]
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[OUT Q=in East Tennessee.]
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That was Lee Merritt reporting.

[Mohammed]


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Authorities are now questioning the alleged Mastermind of the September 11th attacks.
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[VO-NAT 11.5]


They say they've already recovered substantial information since (Hah-leed Shayk) Mohammed's arrest and are moving quickly to follow up on leads.
Authorities say these next few days could be crucial.
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[SOT 1:09]
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((ROHAN GUNARATNA/AUTHOR "INSIDE AL QAEDA": THIS IS A CRITICAL PERIOD BECAUSE IT IS A PERIOD THAT ALMOST ALL THE AL QAEDA LEADERS AND CELL LEADERS WHO ARE IN DIRECT CONTACT WITH KHALID SHEIK MOHAMMED WILL START TO MOVE.))
[SUPER=01-Rohan Gunaratna/Author "Inside Al Qaeda"]
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[OUT Q=WILL START TO MOVE.]
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Authorities recovered a lap top computer as well as cell phones and notebooks that belonged to Mohammed. names, telephone numbers, addresses and financial information are being examined. [12]
Mohammed was captured on his 38th birthday in the middle of the night at a home outside Islamabad.
He reportedly knew or knew of Al Qaeda operatives in as many as 98 countries. [21]
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[Disaster-Preparedness]


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Just how prepared would you be if a natural or man-made disaster occurred?
A new survey says most Americans are not as ready as they should be.
Elaine Quijano tells us which cities are the least prepared... and what officials say you and your family can do to be ready.
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[SUPER=01-Elaine Quijano/Reporting; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Linda Mathes/American Red Cross; 1:16]
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((YOU'VE HEARD THE ADVICE FROM HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICIALS: DRAW UP A PLAN ... OF WHAT TO DO ... IN A WORST-CASE SCENARIO.BUT A NEW SURVEY PAID FOR BY DURACELL AND HARRIS INTERACTIVE ... FOUND NEARLY TWO-THIRDS OF AMERICANS DO *NOT* HAVE AN EMERGENCY PLAN IN PLACE ... AND 38-PERCENT SAY BEING PREPARED FOR A DISASTER IS NOT A PERSONAL PRIORITY...NO SUPER:
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I don't have any plans. I just... if it's my time, it's my time.
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EVEN IN CITIES ALREADY TARGETED BY TERRORISTS, LIKE WASHINGTON, DCTERMS... THAT LACK OF CONCERN PERSISTS.
NO SUPER: MOS SOT
(MOS SOT)

I just go with the flow. I don't think there's anything you can really do.
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... ONLY 37-PERCENT OF HOUSEHOLDS HERE SAID THEY HAD A PLAN. IN NEW YORK CITY ... THAT NUMBER DROPPED TO 22-PERCENT. THE BEST PREPARED CITIES? THOSE IN EARTHQUAKE-PRONE CALIFORNIA: IN LOS ANGELES ... 48-PERCENT OF HOUSEHOLDS SAID THEY HAD SOME NOTION OF WHAT TO DO IN A DISASTER. 43-PERCENT OF HOUSEHOLDS IN SAN FRANCISCO SAID THEY WERE READY. ELAINE QUIJANOReporting
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At Red Cross Chapters like this one ... officials are kicking off a campaign called "Together We Prepare." They're giving away these free safety guides ... hoping people get the message ... and put together disaster kits with some key items... like 3 days' worth of food and water. LINDA MATHESAmerican Red Cross
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We recommend that people have an emergency supplies kit in their home, in their vehicle, and in their office.
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OTHER ITEMS: FIRST AID KITS, PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS, AND EXTRA CLOTHES. ALTHOUGH IT'S PREPARING FOR THE UNKNOWN ... OFFICIALS SAY THOSE STEPS COULD HELP ENSURE YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY ... IF DISASTER STRIKES NEAR YOU.))


[Protest-Play]


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Anti-war activists are bringing their message to the stage... with a centuries old play.
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Actors from across the world are participating in the (Liss-is-strata) Lysistrata Project, including some at Randolph Macon Woman's College.
They are performing a version of the comedy Lysistrata, written by Greek dramatist (Air-is-stoff-anees) Aristophanes.
In the play, the women of opposing sides during the Peloponnesion war agree to withhold sex as a means to get the men to stop the war.
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[IN Q=A LOT OF WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO DO]

((A LOT OF WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO DO IS SAY THAT EVEN SMALL UNPUBLICIZED READINGS IF WE'RE ALL DOING IT AT THE SAME TIME AND HAVING A SENSE OF DOING IT AT TEH SAME TIME AS OTHER PEOPLE IN THE WORLD THAT GIVES US AN IDEA WE ACTUALLY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE))
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[OUT Q=CAN ACTUALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE]
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The play is being performed in nearly sixty countries with over one thousand people taking part, hoping to make thier voices heard in opposition to a U-S led war in Iraq.
Here at home, those concerned about the looming war took the stage at Randolph Macon.
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[IN Q=A LOT OF PROTESTS BY COMMON PEOPLE]

((A LOT OF PROTESTS BY COMMON PEOPEL HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WAY THINGS ARE HAPPEING ITERNATIONALLY. SO I'M HERE USING MY VOICE AS ASOMEONE WHO THINKS THIS IS AN IMPORTANT WAY TO SEND A MESSAGE))
[SUPER=01-Bradley Bullock/Sociology Professor]
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[OUT Q=SEND A MESSAGE TO OUR LEADERS.]
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About thirty five people showed up for the performance.
Those involved say the play gets communities talking about what should be done.
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[Iraq]


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U-S officials say the expect a vote next week at the United Nations on a resolution authorizing force against Iraq.
Meanwhile no cooperation from Turkey when it comes to preparing for a possible war- that pushes Kuwait farther into the spotlight. That's where Chris Lawrence is tonight with the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Gen. Howard Bromberg/U. S. Army; 1:21]
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((IRAQ'S AL-SAMOUD 2 MISSILE PROGRAM IS HEADED FOR THE SCRAP HEAP. ON MONDAY, BAGHDAD DESTROYED MORE OF THE CONTROVERSIAL MISSILES. IT ALSO PROMISED TO HAND OVER A NEW REPORT ON VX NERVE GAS AND ANTHRAX.. BUT THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IRAQ'S LATEST MOVES SIMPLY DISTRACT FROM THE REAL PROBLEM -- ITS FAILURE TO DISARM. ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: "'They're pretending to comply in small and limited ways, but nothing less than full, complete and immediate is called for because that is what the United Nations has sought."-- AS WASHINGTON GROWS MORE IMPATIENT, U.S. WAR PLANS ENTER A CRITICAL PHASE. AMERICAN B-52 BOMBERS -- SLATED TO PLAY AN EARLY ROLE IN ANY ATTACK -- BEGAN ARRIVING IN BRITAIN. AND A SIXTH AIRCRAFT CARRIER -- THE U-S-S NIMITZ -- SET SAIL FROM SAN DIEGO TO THE PERSIAN GULF.
THE PENTAGON IS ALSO COUNTING ON TURKEY TO TAKE-IN 62-THOUSAND U.S. TROOPS IN EXCHANGE FOR BILLIONS IN AID. THE TURKISH PARLIAMENT VOTED AGAINST THE DEAL, BUT IS NOW RECONSIDERING.

(CHRIS LAWRENCE/KUWAIT)

IF TURKEY SAYS NO, AMERICAN TROOPS WILL BE CONCENTRATED HERE IN KUWAIT. EXPERTS SAY THAT COULD MEAN A LONGER AND BLOODIER WAR --AND IT COULD ENCOURAGE SADDAM HUSSEIN TO LAUNCH A PRE-EMPTIVE ATTACK.
THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE WOULD BE THIS REMOTE DESERT OUTPOST...WHERE PATRIOT MISSILES WOULD TARGET IRAQ'S REMAINING STASH OF SCUDS. "A scud missile is nothing more than a terror weapon used to harass and intimidate other countries." PATRIOTS ARE DESIGNED TO SLAM INTO THE SCUD'S WARHEAD...AND DESTROY ANY CHEMICAL OR BIOLOGICAL COMPONENT BEFORE THE POISONS TOUCH GROUND. GEN. HOWARD BROMBERG/U.S. ARMY: It's almost like trying to hit a bullet with a bullet. BUT GENERAL HOWARD BROMBERG SAYS THIS FRONTLINE MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM IS READY TO MEET THE CHALLENGE. IT RECENTLY UNDERWENT THREE BILLION DOLLARS IN IMPROVEMENTS. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT.))

[Goodlatte]


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Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte believes it's possible for the United States to push Saddam to the brink of war and then withdraw its forces from the region without armed conflict.
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While he says war with Iraq is not inevitable, it's going to take more than the destruction of missiles we saw today to effectively achieve disarmament.
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[IN Q=So, it has been necessary]

((SO IT HAS BEEN NECESSARY TO CONTINUE TO TIGHTEN THE SCREWS ON SADDAM HUSSEIN AND TO BRING ABOUT THE KIND OF RESPONSE WE'VE GOTTEN THUS FAR, BUT IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LOT MORE ON HIS PART TO AVOID OUR HAVING TO TAKE FORCEFUL ACTION TO GET THOSE WEAPONS.))
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[OUT Q=get those weapons.]
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[V/O-NAT] Goodlatte spoke with Keith Humphry at Wasena Elementary School where the Congressman read to third graders in celebration of "Read Across America" day.
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Tensions rise near Korea, as fighters intercept a U-S reconaissance plane.
That's still ahead on News 7.
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Plus a company with roots in Southwest Virginia is bringing more jobs to the area.
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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 gets a little physical in the regional semi-finals tonight - Highlights from Region C and Region Three. Plus, the Salem Rotary Club makes sure hoops and handouts happen when ODAC week rolls around.

Plus, Brian Mitchell - the former Skin leaves the Eagles for the Giants tonight on the Big 7.))[NKorea]


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Four North Korean Migs intercepted a U-S reconnaissance plane over the Sea of Japan- at one point coming within 50 feet of the American aircraft.
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U-S officials say the R-C 135 which goes by the code name Cobra Ball was in international airspace-
Officials say the Migs flew alongside the American plane and that the ground controller for the North Korean jets ordered the pilots to arm their air to air missiles but not to fire.
One of the planes locked its fire control radar onto the American plane - but the American plane continued on its route.
Officials say they're sure the incident which occurred yesterday was a well planned operation ordered by North Korea's leaders.
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The reconnaissance missions monitor North Korean missile tests and keep track of activity at a nuclear complex where the North Koreans recently started up a reactor that can produce plutonium for nuclear weapons.

[New-Business]


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A new company is making its start in Grayson County, bringing more jobs to the area.
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Governor Mark Warner announced today that Harvest Pharmaceuticals will build its corporate office and warehouse in Independence. The three-point-three million dollar investment will create 30-new jobs over the next year and a half. Company officials say they chose Grayson County over other areas because of its reputation.
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((RANDAL KIRK/HARVEST PHARMACEUTICALS CHAIRMAN:19-YEARS AGO WE STARTED A BUSINESS IN BLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA CALLED GENERAL INJECTABLE AND VACCINES AND THAT BUSINESS TODAY IS I BELIEVE THE LARGEST PAYROLL IN BLAND COUNTY 59:58))
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[OUT Q=IN BLAND COUNTY.]
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Kirk says he hopes Harvest Pharmaceuticals will have the same success. He says the facility will begin operations in July.
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[City-Council]


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Members of Roanoke City Council weighed in on the future of Fairacres today, by recognizing the historic and architectural significance of the south Roanoke landmark.
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Built in 19-15 as a private home, the estate on Avenham Avenue has served the Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs since the 1960s.
But the council recently put the mansion on the market, after officials decided the group could not afford to maintain the property any longer.
City council's resolution will not affect development rights on the property, but the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation hopes it will encourage the current and future owners to make preservation a priority.
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[IN Q=We would like to see]

((ALISON BLANTON/ROANOKE VALLEY PRESERVATION FOUNDATION: WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT IT'S AN ASSET, NOT A LIABILITY. AND WANT TO TURN THE TABLES THAT WAY AND MAKE PEOPLE START TO LOOK AT IT THAT WAY.)) ((CHARLES OSTERHOUDT/GARDEN CLUB COUNCIL ATTORNEY: I KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE WITH SIGNS AND BUMPER STICKERS THAT SAY SAVE FAIRACRES. THERE 'S A GOOD WAY TO SAVE IT, AN INTERESTED BUYER WHO IS WILLING TO PAY A FAIR PRICE AND PRESERVE THE PROPERTY.))
[SUPER=01-Alison Blanton/Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation; :00]
[SUPER=01-Charles Osterhoudt/Garden Club Council Attorney; :11]
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[OUT Q=and preserve the property.]
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Bids on the property are due by Friday.
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[81-Accident]


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A woman attempting to make an illegal U-turn on Interstate-81 is being blamed for an accident involving three vehicles.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

State Police say Cora Williams was driving her car Northbound when she tried to turn around in the median strip and travel southbound. But when she went in the left lane, a tractor-trailer driver says she slammed on her brakes. His truck hit her and then the truck behind him also crashed.
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((DANNY DAGGETT/TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER; SHE WAS GOING TO TURN HERE SHE ALMOST PASSED IT SO SHE WAS GONNA TURN SHE SLAMMED ON HER BRAKES AND I HAD NO CHOICE.))
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[OUT Q=HAD NO CHOICE]
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The driver of the car, Cora Williams, is being charged with reckless driving. Williams and one of the tractor trailer drivers were treated for non life threatening injuries.
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[Tease2]
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Still ahead on News 7, fighting cancer... with new laws.
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And with star power. We'll explain in a moment.
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[Commercial]

[Children-Cancer]


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New protections may be on the way for children and cancer causing chemicals.
The Envirnomental Protection Agency wants to weigh the greater risk to children when it makes rules on some pesticides and other chemicals that can damage genes.
It would be the first time the danger to children would be factored in.
Scientists have known for a long time that children are more vulnerable than adults to gene harming chemicals.


[Spears-Rally]


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[TAKE VIDEO]

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[VO-NAT 17:23:15 13]
[SUPER=03-Baton Rouge, LA]


In Baton Rouge hundreds of teens came out for a Cancer Awareness Rally- as they tried to catch a glimpse of pop star Britney Spears.
Spears spoke for a few minutes saying she's honored to be there.
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[SOT 1:04]

((BRITNEY SPEARS: ACTUALLY MY AUNT SANDRA WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO AND IT'S JUST SOMETHING I TRULY BELIEVE IN AND SOMETHING THAT I DEFINITELY HAVE TO BE APART OF BECAUSE THIS IS JUST SOMETHING THAT MY HEART HAS TO DO.))
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[OUT Q=heart has to do.]
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Britney quickly left the event- After that, hundreds of teens walked around the building collecting flyers on cancer awareness.
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[S-Extra]


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Highlights from the Region Three and Region C semi-finals are on the way, plus the Salem Rotary makes the ODAC a first class event.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - the Roanoke Valley Fellowship of Christian Athletes held its Spring Banquet tonight in the Salem Civic Center's Community Room. More than 150 folks attended the dinner and got to hear former Yankee Bobby Richardson speak. This fundraiser supports FCA activities in the region throughout the year.
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[S-Wythe]


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We start with the region C semifinals and the action would tip off from the Lord Botetourt gym as Galax, Radford, Parry McCluer and George Wythe were all gunning for a state tournament berth.
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[SUPER=03-Daleville/Maroons vs. Maroon Tide; :00]


The Maroons were riding a 23 game winning streak with their only loss coming against Galax.
Galax led 35-34 at the half and in the third, Tide guard Geramie Kyle knocks down two of his game high 24 points on the night. Galax went up by 10, 50-40.
But George Wythe stormed back. Kevin Forrester on the fast break and he finishes with the bucket off the glass.
[SUPER=33-George Wythe/78/Galax/65;]The Maroons went up by 10 in the fourth but Galax cut it to two. Kevin Kyle wo

uld create his own shot and score 2 of his 16.
But George Wythe's Lamar Davis spins in the lane and hits and the Maroons advance to the state with the 78-65 win.

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[S-Radford]


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George Wythe would wait for the night cap between Parry McCluer and Radford to decide the Maroons opponent in the Region C championship.
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[SUPER=03-Daleville/Fighting Blues vs. Bobcats; :00]


The Fighting Blues faced a tough opponent but Nelson Fox's teams are always well prepared.
In the first quarter Chase Coffey uses the nice pump fake to create space and he gets the shot to fall in the paint.

Radford answers as Todd Woods hits the jumper for two of his 18 points on the evening and we are all tied up at 17 in the second.
[SUPER=33-Radford/60/Parry McCluer/44;]


The Fighting Blues Dustin Ham makes the nice bounce pass to R.J. Whitmore and he then sinks the short jumper. 30-24 Radford in the third.
Radford pulls away. Cam Weinz connects on the jumper. The Bobcats win 60-44 and will meet George Wythe for the Region C title tonight at seven at Botetourt.
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[S-Indians]


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The Region Three tournament semi-finals set up shop last night at the Salem Civic Center with the winner moving on to state play and the losers getting ready for soccer and baseball season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Blacksburg vs. Alleghany;:00]

Blacksburg, under first year head coach Doug Day, has said all year it had some unfinished business to take care of. The Indians Cory Price will get the rock inside to Sam Wheeler and he will sink the quick bucket off the window. But Alleghany controlled this battle of regular season champs from start to finish. Montel Watson gets the steal and he will take it coast to coast for the layin on the breakaway. Paul Velander would then dish to Price, and he will drain the three. But Blacksburg was still in a huge hole. And the Mounties would not let them climb out. Watson with the
[super=33-Alleghany/61/Blacksburg/52;]

quick no-look hook pass to Chance Dobbs, who knocks in the jumper and Alleghany knocks out Blacksburg 61-to-52.
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[S-Cave]


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The Mounties then had to watch Cave Spring battle Brookville to determine their championship game opponent.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Knights vs. Bees; :00]

The Knights beat Heritage in the Quarters and were after Seminole victim number two last night. The Bees Tony Rose slips the pass to Josh Schure - and the junior will drain the trey from way outside as Brookville make a little statement. But Cave hollars back with Adam Trumbower's three ball skills. He turns the Andrew Davison pass into a triple. Cave is up by 8. Michael Trent then found Kori Lovett. He drives in, stops and hit the tough angles shot in low.
[super=33-Cave Spring/48/Brookville/31;]

But Davison would take care of business on the this night as he takes Drake Bushnell's assist and hits the three. Cave beats Brookville 48-TO-31.
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[GRAPHIC=REGIN THREE]

The Knights meet Alleghany for the title tonight at 7.

[S-ODAC]


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Before the Blue Ridge district inhabited the Salem Civic Center tonight, the valley's hoop Mecca was home to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's men's and women's tournaments.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/ODAC Championships; ;00]

Randolph-Macon won both the men's and women's titles as the Civic Center hosted 6 sessions of hoops, 14 different games, and attracted between 10 and 15 thousand fans. The tournament experience is joint venture that for the past 23 years would not have succeeded without the work of the Salem Rotary Club.
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[OUT Q=...watching them."]
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The Rotary members supply plenty of fun for the fans at halftime of game. The Rotary members also sell the tickets, the ads and put together the program.
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[SUPER=01-Jim McAden/Past ODAC Tournament Director; :06]
[SUPER=01-Susan Dunagan/Roanoke College Women's Head Coach; :25]
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[OUT Q=...can see them."]
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More free agent moves in the NFL today that are hitting close to home.
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34 year old Brian Mitchell, who played with the Redskins from 1990 through 1999 before he was released and signed by the Eagles - is now ready to sign a four year deal with the New York Giants worth three and half million dollars. He also gets a half a million dollar signing bonus. He has over 22 thousand all-purpose yards in his 13 NFL seasons. Second all-time to Jerry Rice.
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Linebacker Shawn Barber, who played at the University of Richmond, is close to signing a 7 year deal worth $30 million bucks to play linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs. Barber began his career with the Redskins. The Chiefs had the worst defense in all of the NFL last season.
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Drivers on Interstate 5-81 can now keep tabs on the happenings at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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The venue this morning flipped the switch on its new 20-by-20 foot message board. Members of the Civic Center Commission say they've been discussing the addition for more than a decade. It's expected tens of thousands of drivers will see the sign everyday. IT cost 175 thousand dollars. There had been some concern the sign would distract drivers but, a former member of the Civic Center Commission says, in accordance with V-DOT regulations, the message won't change any more often than every four seconds. (------------)