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Coming up on news 7-
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Making up for all those snow days. What one district is doing to spare spring break.
One of Al Qaeda's top financial operatives is arrested. We'll have the latest.
Plus a hairy tale about a stolen wig.
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News 7 at eleven is next.

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What you do get when you subtract 14 days from a school calendar?
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((15 MINUTES TO THE BEGINNING OF THE DAY, 15 MINUTES AT THE END OF THE DAY AT ALL LEVELS OF OUR EDUCATION BEGINNING MARCH 17TH AND CONCLUDING JUNE 6TH.))
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[OUT Q=concluding June 6th.]
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Lynchburg students learned the answer tonight.. and it won't cost them their spring break.
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For every kid who's sat in a classroom and stared at the clock, this is bad news.
The clock is about to start moving more slowly.
Like most communities, Lynchburg is grappling with how to make up for lost time due to snow.
Steve Smallshaw tells us what they decided.
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(( It's payback time.
Winter storms have kept Lynchburg students out of class for 14 days so far this winter.. now the bill for those unscheduled vacations has come due.
Faced with having to make up nine of those days, the Lynchburg school board wrestled with several options, but not before hearing from some of those who would be most affected.
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((KELSEY GREEN/STUDENT: SPRING AND SUMMER PLANS HAVE ALREADY BEEN MADE INCLUDING MINE.))
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The consensus was the board shouldn't touch spring vacation.. or extend the school year beyond its already scheduled graduation date of June 14th.
So members decided to hold school Memorial Day and on June 12th and 13th.. and starting March 17th, the school day will be stretched an extra 30 minutes: 15 in the morning, 15 in the afternoon.
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((MAC FRANKFORT/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: THAT WOULD CERTAINLY BE MY POSITION THAT THAT'S THE BEST OF THE WORST, THE BEST OF A LOT OF BAD ALTERNATIVES, I THINK IT'S THE BEST WE CAN DO RIGHT NOW.))
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Superintendent Jim McCormick says it's possible to extend the school day and still keep the buses running on time.


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((JAMES MCCORMICK/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: IF YOU KEEP THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME BETWEEN THE ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL DISMISSALS YOU CAN PICK THEM UP. SO YOU COULD EXPAND YOUR DAY AS LONG AS YOU DO IT CONSISTENTLY AT EACH OF THE THREE LEVELS AND PICK THE STUDENTS UP.))
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[Standup ] ((That extra 30 minutes should also allow the school system to bank enough time it could miss another day to snow without penalty. Looking ahead to next winter, the school board also plans to petition the state yet again for permission to start classes before Labor Day.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))
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The Roanoke City School Board got a look at the future home for high school football games tonight. City officials gave them a progress report on the new stadium-ampitheter that's slated to replace Victory Stadium. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 GRAPHIC***]
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Rachel Cannon joins us with the latest on the project, Rachel?
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Jean, the project for Orange Avenue and Williamson Road has been a controversial one. Many residents in the area raised concerns over parking, traffic and noise.
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But City officials say they're addressing all those issues as they work toward getting construction bids on the project. It's expected to cost 18-million dollars and be a one of kind location ... with its stadium for sports and an amphitheater for various events. Architects say they've been working with the school board to assure that students needs are met.
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((CHARLES ANDERSON/ROANOKE CITY ARCHITECT; THEY'VE PARTICIPATED TO A HIGH LEVEL IN OUR PROGRAMMING MEETINGS IN THESE WORKSHOPS THAT WE'VE HELD AND YEAH THEY'VE BEEN VERY VERY HELPFUL.))
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Actual groundbreaking on the site is expected in August. Officials will start the bidding process early to mid summer.
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Jean, the school board had few questions for city officials but
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one decision members and other school athletic employees will likely help the architects decide is whether the field will be artificial turf or natural grass.

[Elsakaan]


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A federal judge in Roanoke has ordered two Egyptian men to face document fraud charges in Richmond.
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Ahmed Muhammed (El-sa-kahn) Elsakaan and his brother, Hatem Elsakaan were arrested in Roanoke last night. Federal Marshals will transport them to Richmond.
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Court documents say they tried to obtain a Virginia I-D card and Driver's license at a Richmond D-M-V office using a false address.
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An investigation led officials to the Roanoke bus station.
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((DAVID BURCH JR./FBI AGENT; THIS GROUP AS I CONFIRM FOR YOU WAS MERELY PASSING THROUGH RIDING A BUS WHEN WE ARRESTED THEM IN ROANOKE I'M SURE THEY HAD NO IDEA WHERE ROANOKE WAS AND WILL REMEMBER ROANOKE NOW.))
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Ahmed Muhammed (El-sa-kahn) Elsakaan raised suspicions at a hydro-electirc dam in Tennessee over the weekend. He was questioned about taking pictures of the site.
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The I-N-S is also detaining a third man, a friend of the brothers, for possible immigration violations.

[Terrorism]


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When officials raided a Pakistani house and arrested the alleged mastermind of September 11th- (Haleed) Sheik Mohammed, they also found a bonus- one of Al Qaeda's top finance officers was hiding out in the house.
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His name is Mustafa Ahmed Al (Ha-wahsee) Hawsawi- the man who wired money to hijacker Mohammed Atta, seen here at an ATM machine.
Authorities say Al Ha-wahsee kept the hijackers flush with cash.
After 9-11 he is suspected of setting up bogus aid groups to aid Al Qaeda.
U-S officials also unsealed an indictment today against this man- Mohammed Ali Hasan Al (Moy-ad) Mo-Ayad- now under arrest in Germany who they say was a financial advisor to Osama Bin Laden.
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((ROSLYN MAUSKOPF/U.S. ATTORNEY: PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, AL MOAYAD MET WITH BIN LADENA ND PROVIDED OVER 20 MILLION TO AL QAEDA WITH SOME OF THE MONEY COMING FROM CONTRIBUTORS IN THE UNITED STATES.))
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And today the government says (Hah-med) Sheik Mohammed did not only plan the September 11 attacks, but also the World Trade Center explosion in 1993 and the U.S.S. Cole attack.
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[Philippines]


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Authorities are considering terrorism as they investigate a blast in the Philippines that killed at least 21 people.
Four of the dead are Americans.. One was a missionary based out of Richmond.
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Nearly 150 more were injured at the airport in (dah-VOW') Davoa when a bomb hidden in a backpack exploded.
William Hyde of Cedar Rapids, Iowa died of severe head and leg injuries.
Hyde worked for the Southern Baptist International Mission Board.
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((WENDY NORVELLE/INTERNATIONAL MISSION BOARD-BILL WAS WORKING WITH PHILIPPINE BAPTISTS AND CHURCH LEADERSHIP TRAINING AND DISCIPLESHIP AND STARTING NEW CHURCHES.))
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Hyde was picking up Missionary Barbara Stevens when the bomb went off.
She and her two children were injured.
Her ten month old son was struck in the liver by shrapnel.
No one has claimed responsiblity, but the Phillippine government is fighting four different Muslim rebel groups seeking an Islamic state.
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[Trumbo]


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He has served in the General Assembly since 1990, but State Senator Bo Trumbo says his current term will be his last.
Today, the Fincastle Republican confirmed that he will not seek re-election in November.
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((IT'S A TOUGH DECISION, BUT I THINK IT'S THE RIGHT ONE FOR ME AT THIS POINT. ))
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Trumbo says he has enjoyed his work in the legislature and believes he has done a good job representing his constituents.
But with a recent diagnosis of diabetes, Trumbo says he must focus on his health.
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((SEN. BO TRUMBO/R- FINCASTLE: BECAUSE THE DISTRICT IS SO LARGE, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE YOU MEET DURING A CAMPAIGN AS WELL AS AFTERWARD, I FELT AS THOUGH TO DO THE THINGS I FELT I NEED TO DO FOR MYSELF AND MY FAMILY, THAT IT WAS TIME AT THIS POINT AND TIME TO REFOCUS. )) ((GOV. MARK WARNER: HE WILL BE MISSED BY MEMBERS OF BOTH PARTIES. HE WAS ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO FORGED COMPROMISE ON VERY DIFFICULT ISSUES.))
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Southwest Virginia will also miss Trumbo's influence in Richmond, now that he plans to join veteran Delegates Vic Thomas and Chip Woodrum in retirement.

[Cher-Hair]


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Cher may be the victim of a thief, but it wasn't money or jewelry that was stolen.
Police in Richmond are searching for her hair.
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Just a night after performing in Roanoke, Cher wore a black and teal braided wig for a performance in Richmond.

Somewhere between that performance and the next night's show in Baltimore, the wig disappeared.
The manager of the Richmond Coliseum says the tour never asked for a security guard to be posted outside the wardrobe room and the room was NOT locked.
Cher's tour manager estimates the wig's worth 8 to 10-thousand dollars.
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One of the nation's biggest companies is moving its headquarters to Virginia, while another company headquartered in the Commonwealth files for bankruptcy.
Details on those stories when News 7 returns.
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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Cave Spring and George Wythe win regional championships tonight. The Roanoke Dazzle opens a week worth of home games with a win. Liberty and Radford each win their opening games in the Big South.

And RU has the freshman of the year in the conference. Tonight on the Big 7.))[Iraq]


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Russia is now threatening to veto any U-N resolution that calls for military action against Iraq.
And Saddam Hussein's recent moves are being called positive by the U-N secretary general.
All, as troops move toward the gulf. Chris Lawrence is in Kuwait City with the latest.
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((THE NUMBER OF U.S. TROOPS IN THE PERSIAN GULF WILL SOON TOP 300-THOUSAND. BUT PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS WHETHER OR NOT WE GO TO WAR IS UP TO SADDAM HUSSEIN. PRESIDENT BUSH: "It is his choice to decide whether to listen to the demands of the free world." THE WHITE HOUSE IS CONFIDENT A NEW RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING MILITARY ACTION WILL BE PASSED BY THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL.
THE U.S. AND BRITAIN ARE FEVERISHLY COURTING UNDECIDED MEMBERS. BUT FRANCE, CHINA, AND RUSSIA HAVE NOT RULED OUT A VETO. SERGEY LAVROV/RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N.: "I don't see how the Security Council can support a resolution which would in fact mean a green light to start a war."
CHRIS LAWRENCE/KUWAIT: GREEN LIGHT OR NOT -- THE U.S. IS PREPARED TO USE FORCE ... AS IS EVIDENT BY THE MASSIVE MILITARY BUILD-UP HERE IN KUWAIT ... AND ELSEWHERE. MORE B-52 BOMBERS LANDED IN BRITAIN TUESDAY -- AND A HOSPITAL SHIP EQUIPPED TO TREAT CASUALTIES ARRIVES IN THE GULF NEXT WEEK.. MEANWHILE, SOLDIERS ALREADY STATIONED IN KUWAIT ARE ADJUSTING TO THE HARSH CONDITIONS. "The weather can change on you overnight. It is hot during the day, at night it gets cold, it gets dusty." We are out in the middle of nowhere. And from any direction you see nothing but sand." WHAT THEY CAN'T SEE ... IS WHAT AWAITS THEM ACROSS THE IRAQI BORDER ... IF THEY'RE ORDERED TO ATTACK. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT.))

[Philip-Morris]


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America's largest cigarette maker, Phillip Morris is moving it's headquarters from New York to Richmond.
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Governor Warner announced today that it will add 450- new workers to the over six thousand that are already employed by Phillip Morris in Virginia.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER; WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A FORTUNE FIFTY COMPANY CHOOSING RICHMOND AS A HEADQUARTERS AND WHAT THAT BRINGS IN TERMS OF NOT ONLY HIGH PAYING JOBS BUT THE THREE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS PLUS INVESTMENT IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND AND THE EXISTING FACILITIES, I MEAN THOSE ARE TWO PRETTY GOOD PIECES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWS IN A SINGLE DAY))
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Governor Warner said the ripple effect on airports, hotels, restaraunts, and other travel businesses will also be important to all of Virginia.
Annual payroll at the new facility is expected to be more than eighty million dollars.
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[Ntelos]


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Another Virginia company-- Ntelos (en-TELL'-ohs) -- filed for bankruptcy protection today.
Officials of the Waynesboro-based telephone company say the bankruptcy filing is part of a plan to restructure and reduce debt.
The company says it will continue operating while it reorganizes.
At the news, Ntelos stock fell to just seven cents a share.

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A train and a car collided at a crossing in Salem this afternoon.
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The accident at Mill Lane injured the driver, 44-year-old Cheryl Scogin of Salem.
She told police that she failed to see the gate coming down, tried to stop in time, but ended up in the railbed.
The train crashed into the left side of her car.
Scogin is in fair condition Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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Meanwhile, a man who's truck ran into a building is in critical condition. It happened just after eleven this morning on Route-Eleven in Shawsville. Police say 81-year-old Hugh Dulaney was alone in the truck, when he lost control and ran into an old bus garage. Officials say Dulaney suffers from a health condition that may have contributed to the accident.
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Opponents of a new Forest Service plan call on a legendary logger to back their case.
Find out why they say even Paul Bunyan would't like this plan next.
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Plus, some famous trees in the nation's capitol aren't in danger of being cut down, but they are in danger of missing a deadline
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You'll soon get to check out the Forest Service's newly revised plans for the management of national forests.
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Members of The Sierra Club today joined 8-foot tall "reformed logger" Paul Bunyan today at a rally outside the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest Supervisor's office. Protestors were taking issue with the dropping of "Alternative C", a proposal that would have banned commercial logging on national forests.
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((KATE SMOLSKI/SIERRA CLUB: NOW, THE COMMERCIAL LOGGING PROGRAM USES ABOUT A BILLION DOLLARS IN TAXPAYER MONEY EVEYR YEAR. IT DESTROYS WILDLIFE HABITAT. WE NEED OUR FORESTS FOR A CLEAN WATERSHED AND FOR THE TOURISM DOLLARS THAT THEY PROVIDE TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES.))
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[VO NAT] The Forest service says "Alternative C" was lacking in its coverage.
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((ALICE CARLTON/DEPUTY FOREST SUPERVISOR: THE SPECIFIC ISSUES IT DIDN'T ADDRESS THAT MOST OF THE PUBLIC IS SO INTERESTED IN IS DIVERSITY OF WILDLIFE HABITAT AND FOREST HEALTH ALONG WITH CLEAN WATER.))
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The Forest Plan will be released in a few days and will be followed by a 90-day public comment period.
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[Cherry-Blossoms]


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It may feel like spring out there this week- but one symbol of spring may not be coming out anytime soon.
The Cherry blossoms in Washington D-C may be late bloomers this year- thanks to the cold winter.
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The Annual Washington D-C Cherry blossom festival is set to begin March 22nd and last through April 7th.
Experts with the national park service say they wont' know until at least March 10th whether the trees will be in bloom.
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Cave Spring and George Wythe win regional championships tonight on area hardwood. Liberty and Radford advance in Big South play. The Dazzle wins again, and Shaine Miles is headed to Huntington.
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First in tonight's Extra Point - the Big South men's and women's tournaments are this week. First round games for the men were played tonight and postseason awards were handed out. This young guy - Radford's Whit Holcomb-Faye was named freshman of the year in the Big South. Wintrop's Gregg Marshall was named coach of the year.
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[S-Cave]


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We begin this morning with the Region Three championship game at the Salem Civic Center. Cave Spring and Alleghany already were assured of playing in the state tournament - but last night it was about winning the championship belts.
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After taking care of Blacksburg last night Carl Watson and his Mounties wanted to keep rolling last night. They led at halftime but things got tight in the second half. Alleghany's Josh Carter can't convert inside, but Montell Watson can as he gets the board and bucket. Cave comes back with Matt Hamilton driving and dishing to Adam Trumbower for two. Trumbower led all scorers tonight with 33 including 11 of 11 free throws. The Mounties fell behind late and had to rely on the three ball, and Watson will hit one from all the way back in Clifton Forge. But it wasn't enough. Trumbower and Cave Spring bench were
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too much as Troy Kaase (KOZ-EE) scored 14 and Cave wins the regional title 61-TO-50.
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Cave will host Abingdon Saturday night at 7 at Northside in the state quarterfinals. Alleghany must hit the road to play Region four champ Graham in Tazewell.

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In Region C last night the Radford Bobcats hosted George Wythe and the Maroons' 24 game winning streak.
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They start them young down in Wytheville and tonight fans of all ages were on hand. Radford's Allen Wiley will bounce the rock inside to Todd Woods as the Bobcats' quarterback in football scores in the paint. But GW's own quarterback answers right back as Grant Throckmorton feeds Lamar Davis with the pass that nets two. Wiley is later looking for an open man and he will find Cam Weinz. He rips rope from outside the three line. But this one belonged to George Wythe. Tyrus Gardiner is up
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top and he finds Throckmorton for the bucket as the Maroons beat the Bobcats 63-to-57 for the Region C title.
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[S-Liberty]


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The Big South tournament opened last night with Radford pulling off the first upset. The 6th seeded Highlanders topped 3rd seeded Charleston Southern 65-to-62.
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The other quarterfinal with local flavor had second seed Liberty hosting 7th seeded Coastal Carolina. The Flames Vincent Okotie goes baseline for LU and he will get the bucket to fall. He had ___ for the game. But Coastal gave Liberty all it wanted in more as this one went to overtime tied. But the Flames, who played poorly the final week of the regular season, get it together to win with the help of Ryan Mantlo.
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Liberty plays Radford in the second semi-final Friday night at 8:30 at the Vines Center.
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The Liberty women play their opening game at the Vines Center tonight at 7 against UNC Asheville.
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The Tech women beat St. John' last night 69-to-53 to lock up the five seed in the Big East tourney. Tech plays WVU Saturday at Noon.

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The Roanoke Dazzle played the first of three home games this week as they hosted the Greenville Groove last night at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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The night began with a moment of silence for the wife of former Dazzle president Joe Preseren. His wife Diane died unexpectedly in her sleep yesterday morning. Once things got started - it was a battle of wills between former UVa star guards. Donald Hand had the upper hand for most of it. He scored 5 to the liking of his head coach Tree Rollins. Jamal Robinson would come back at him and top his drive with a sweet one handed reverse. Jamal had 14. And Later Cory Alexander get free for a jumper. He had a game high 23 as
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the Dazzle finds its groove after a ragged first quarter to win it 87 to 77.
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Another former Cav comes to town tonight in Curtis Staples and Mobile.
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Shaine Miles, a former standout player for Salem and later a solid contributor at Virginia Tech has been hired as full-time assistant with the Thundering Herd of Marshall.
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Prior to last season when he worked at the Naval Academy, Shaine was a graduate assistant under this man - head coach Bob Pruitt for two seasons at Marshall working with the defensive coaching staff.
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Miles is the son of Franklin County head football coach Billy Miles.
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The ECHL season is in its 6th month. In this edition of Roundhouse Wrapup - Steve Mason shows us how the Express manages to keep things fresh.
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((STEVE MASON:TUESDAYS PRACTICE TOOK A BACK SEAT TO THE DECISIVE GAME SEVEN OF THE TOOTOO CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES WHICH MATCHES THE EXPRESS EAST PLAYERS AGAINST THE WEST PLAYERS AND THE INNER SQUAD TOURNAMENT PRODUCES SO MUCH MORE THAN A CHAMPION, IT GENERATES TEAM UNITY.))
((The Tootoo Cup is nothing more than an empty water bottle topped by a tupper ware bowl held together by duck tape and spray painted silver. ((:)) the three on three tourney is in its first season. The West won the seven game series 4 games to 3 thanks to a 3-nothing game seven victory and while the players take the tournament very seriously, the only number that matters is Tootoo's number 22. ((:)) ((:)) Express goalie Evan Lindsay has won his last four starts and has a save percentage of .922 in his last five. Getting on the phone with his sports psychologist before his win streak provides the reason for his stout play.)) ((:)) ((THE EXPRESS PLAYS NINE HOME IN MARCH, THE MOST OF THE SEASON IN ONE MONTH. STEVE MASON ROUND HOUSE WRAP UP))