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Coming up on News 7-
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Police now say Laci Peterson was likely the victim of a violent murder.
Sewage troubles force people out of their apartments in Roanoke County tonight.
Tuning up for a birthday bash- and the Piano man even made an appearance.
Plus a disappointing night for both Tech and UVa on the hardwood.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Snow slows down one area stadium project....
While floodwaters damage another popular sports venue.
Now both are racing to get as much done as possible before the first pitch is thrown.
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[City-Stadium]


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Eight weeks.. that's how far behind crews are in the "five million dollar renovation" of Lynchburg's City Stadium.

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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Officials say all the recent snow and ice has wreaked havoc on their construction schedule and that the ballpark will "not" be finished by Opening Day on April 11th.
Still, they say they can accommodate up to a thousand people each night for the first couple of months.. as long as the fans don't mind a little mess.
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[SOT 4:04:22]
[IN Q=It's been a long]

((PAUL SUNWALL/LYNCHBURG HILLCATS GM: IT'S BEEN A LONG FIVE OR SIX YEARS AND FINALLY COMING TO FRUITION AND THAT PART OF IT IS EXCITING, AND I THINK IF WE CAN GET THROUGH THESE FIRST COUPLE OF MONTHS, I THINK PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SEE SOMETHING THEY CAN BE PROUD OF.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Sunwall/Lynchburg Hillcats GM]
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[OUT Q=they can be proud of.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sunwall says the grand opening celebration for the ballpark will likely be held in late May or early June.
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[Moyer-Complex]


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By the time tournaments get under way at Salem's Moyer Sports Complex, a few holes in the fencing may be the only sign of the park's recent flood problems.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The Director of the city's Parks and Recreation department says the fields sustained about 95-thousand dollars worth of damage to fencing, asphalt and topsoil when the Roanoke River over ran its banks last week. The 300-foot fencing was hardest hit but officials say they can work around it.
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[SOT 36:16-36:28]
[IN Q=Our first tournament's next weekend...]

((CHARLIE HAMMERSLEY/SALEM DEPT. OF PARKS AND RECREATION: OUR FIRST TOURNAMENT'S NEXT WEEKEND. IT'S A COLLEGE TOURNAMENT AND WE'LL USE 200-FOOT PORTABLE FENCING FOR THAT SO, IT'S GONNA SLOW US DOWN A LITTLE BIT BUT WE'LL BE READY TO GO BY SUNDAY.))
[SUPER=01-Charlie Hammersley/Salem Dept. of Parks and Recreation;]
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[OUT Q=ready to go by Sunday.]
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Despite being located in the flood plain, the Complex has been hit by high water only twice in its more than 10-year history. Hammersley says, right now, repairs are being paid for by the city but that state and federal aid have been requested.

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[Missing-woman]


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All along that missing pregnant woman has been described just as that- a missing woman, UNTIL now.
Police are now calling it a homicide and they suggest they have some evidence to back that up.
Manuel Gallegus has more.
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[SUPER=01-Doug Ritenour/Modesto Police Spokesman; :19]
[SUPER=01-Kim Peterson/Family Spokesperson; :41]
[SUPER=@Gallegus2; :55]
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[OUT Q=CBS News.]

((SHE IS NO LONGER CONSIDERED A MISSING PERSONBUT LIKELY A HOMICIDE VICTIM. INVESTIGATORS SAY LACI PETERSON, THE PREGNANT WOMAN WHO DISPPEARED FROM MODESTO CHRISTMAS EVE, HAS BEEN GONE TOO LONG THEY NOW BELIEVE SHE IS THE VICTIM OF A VIOLENT CRIME AND IMPLIED THEY HAVE SOME EVIDENCE TO BACK IT UP. DOUG RITENOUR, MODESTO POLICE SPOKESMAN: Its been over two weeks now since her due date--all those things factor in to --within an additional investigation -things that were not talking aboutthe reason why we now think were investigating a homicide. PRIVATELY, ITS WHAT MANY HAVE FELT ALL ALONG. BUT LACI'S FAMILY HAS ALWAYS TRIED TO KEEP THEIR HOPES UP. A FAMILY FRIEND READ A STATEMENT ON THEIR BEHALF. KIM PETERSEN, CAROL SUND FOUNDATION /FAMILY SPOKESPERSON: Our lives these past 2 and a half months have been horrific. Its been a never ending nightmare. We know someone out there has the information that can end our nightmare, and we plead with them to tell us where she is. AN ADDITIONAL 50-THOUSAND REWARD IS NOW BEING OFFERED FOR INFORMATION THAT LEADS DIRECTLY TO THE LOCATION AND RECOVERY OF LACI PETERSON. INVESTIGATORS AND FAMILY ARE HOPING FOR AN ANONYMOUS PHONE TIP OR LETTER. AS FOR SCOTT PETERSON, LACIS HUSBAND, HES NOT A SUSPECT, BUT HE HASNT BEEN RULED OUT, AND IS NOT COOPERATIVE. DOUG RITENOUR, MODESTO POLICE. We would encourage him to cooperate with us to that end, to eliminate him from the investigation. INVESTIGATORS RECENTLY SEARCHED THE PETERSON HOME WITH A WARRANT. AND THEY SAY THEY ARE STILL ACTIVELY SEARCHING AREAS IN AND OUT OF STANISLAUS COUNTY. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS.))

[Glenvar-Haven]


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Sewage problems at a Roanoke County efficiency motel have forced residents to relocate.
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Four families were affected when the septic system backed up at Glenvar Haven.
A Roanoke County building inspector told residents to stay out of their apartments until the problems are repaired.
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[IN Q=It's a real shock]

((DEBORAH BROOKS: IT'S A REAL SHOCK TO COME HOME AND FIND YOUR HOUSE SMELLING AND REEKING OF SEWER AND WATER RUNNING OUT OF THE CEILING.)) ((JORGE PARROTT: OUR CONTRACTOR WILL GO OUT THERE AND HE'LL TRY TO SURMISE WHERE THE PROBLEM IS. IF IT'S NEAR THE BUILDING OR OUT TOWARD THE SEPTIC TANK IN THE FIELD. AND THEN WE'LL CALL THE RIGHT KIND OF CONTRACTORS TO FIX WHATEVER NEEDS TO BE DONE, WE'LL GET IT DONE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Deborah Brooks/Glenvar Haven Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Jorge Parrott/Glenvar Haven Owner;]
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[OUT Q=as quickly as possible.]
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Because the problem developed late in the day, Owner (GEORGE) Jorge Parrott says he was unable to get the work done tonight.
He says a contractor will be on the job tomorrow morning, and he hopes to have residents back in their apartments tomorrow night.
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[Smallpox-Vaccine]


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A state Department of Health worker may have developed an adverse reaction to the smallpox vaccine.
Nine days after receiving the vaccine, the person developed a low grade fever and headache and eventually developed a rash on the face and chest.
Health officials are now in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine whether the illness is related to the smallpox vaccine.
Meanwhile, the Bush administration is proposing a compensation fund for people injured by the smallpox vaccine.
The proposal, which needs congressional approval, is based on a similar package now available to emergency responders injured on the job.
Experts estimate that as many as 50 out of every one-million people vaccinated for the first time will face life-threatening complications -- and one or two will die.

[Ephedra]


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The recent controversy surrounding Ephedra has some people wondering why it's on the market if it can have serious, potentially life threatening side effects.
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A Virginia Tech professor who specializes in nutrition and weight control says that's because the FDA doesn't regulate herbal supplements like it does medications and food.
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((DR. JANET RANKIN/VIRGINIA TECH PROFESSOR; DRUG OR FOODS HAVE MUCH MORE REGULATION. COMPANIES HAVE TO PROVE THEIR SAFETY AND EFFICACY BEFORE THEY CAN GO ON THE MARKET. SUPPLEMENTS HAVE A DIFFERENT SYSTEM THEY ARE ALLOWED TO BE PUT OUT BEFORE IT'S DETERMINED IF THEY'RE SAFE AND THE BURDEN IS ON THE FDA TO PROVE THERE IS A PROBLEM))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Janet Rankin/Virginia Tech Professor]
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The FDA wants to put warning labels on bottles of the herb that indicate that supplement can cause a heart attack or stroke.
Rankin say that's because Ephedra is a stimulant and it not only raises the metabolism, but blood pressure and heart rate as well.
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[IN Q=There are actually some studies that show]

((THERE ARE SOME STUDIES THAT SHOW IT ENHANCES WEIGHT LOSS IN SOME PEOPLE AND CAN ENHANCE SOME PERFORMANCE IN SPORTS. HOWEVER, BECAUSE OF THE POTENTIAL RISK IT SHOULD BE DONE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A PHYSICIAN))
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Rankin says many weight loss products contain ephedra, so make sure to read the labels.
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[Fuel-Prices]


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Fuel prices are threatening the future of a long time area business.
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[SUPER=03-Elliston;]

Houston Motor Express owner Bob Crouse says the rising costs are putting him on the verge of bankruptcy. The trucking company has been in operation since 19-73. It employs 33 and runs 21 trucks.
Crouse says the price of diesel from a local supplier went from 1-34 to 1-64 within a month's time.
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[SOT 00:25:16]
[IN Q=it is a ]

((BOB CROUSE/TRUCKING COMPANY OWNER; IT IS A NIGHTMARE, I'D LIKE TO PUT A NIGHTMARE, I WISH THAT PEOPLE KNEW AND WOULD UNDERSTAND WHAT IT TOOK TO GET A SIMPLE LOAD OF THEIR FREIGHT FROM HERE TO OHIO.))
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[VO-NAT]

Crouse says there is price gouging going on and doesn't buy explanations like a shortage, the economy and a pending war with Iraq for the increases. But the American Petroleum Institute sides with suppliers, saying hikes are on par with factors and costs that dictate pricing.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Another terrorist attack in the Middle East.
We'll have the latest when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus see how one company hopes to cash in with a bomb-proof building.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office on big night for hoops. We'll check in on the Franklin County girls, and see if the Roanoke Dazzle got yet another home win. Plus, the Hokies desperately needed a "W" tonight in the Cassell, and UVa looked for something positive against Ga. Tech, all that plus George Wythe in the Hometown Hoops Weekly spotlight on the Big 7.))

[Iraq]


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The United States left little doubt today- with or without the United Nations backing Iraq WILL be disarmed- and Saddam Hussein driven from power.
Chris Lawrence has the latest on what's going on from Kuwait.
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((Workers destroyed nine more of Iraq's Al Sammoud 2 missiles but they couldn't stop Saddam Hussein's preparation for war. Hussein met with his top commanders Wednesday and called the illegal missiles a minor issue designed by enemies to demoralize the Iraqi people. But in 19-91 it was Saddam who demoralized the Kuwaitis by torching hundreds of their oil fields. FAHAD OBAID AL DOUSARI/KUWAIT ENGINEER: "He destroyed everything here." Anticipating another attack, Kuwait has shut down two fields near its northern border. And will close all northern wells in event of war. CHRIS LAWRENCE/KUWAIT: "Iraq doesn't have the air force to launch a massive bombing against Kuwait's oil fields. But the real worry is a one time terrorist attack like the one against a French oil tanker last year." U-S commanders had hoped to open a northern front during any invasion of Iraq and Wednesday they got a glimmer of hope in Turkey. Its top military leader wants to re-introduce a resolution to his nations parliament and if it passes, would allow U-S troops to base there. And even though France, Russia and Germany say they wont approve any U-N resolution that authorizes war the White House expects diplomacy to win out. Ari Fleischer/White House Spokesman "And you have not heard the final word from any nation." Thousands of American troops are waiting on that word one that could send them into battle. Chris Lawrence, CBS News, Kuwait.))

[College-Protests]


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Tens of thousands of students around the world... and in America... skipped class today... protesting a possible U-S led war against Iraq.
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[SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, FL]


The "Books not Bombs" strike was coordinated by the National Youth and Student Peace Coalition.
College and even high school students protested today.
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((ANNA CHU/PROTESTER-THEY THREATENED TWO DAYS SUSPENSION. MAYBE, BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER.))
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Organizers of today's protest say they expected students to walk out of at least 230 schools and universities across the globe.
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA]


Students in Philadelphia formed a human peace sign in the middle of the street.
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL]


While others in Chicago marched down the famous "Magnificent Mile"
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((REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE GOVERNMENT SAYS, THIS WAR IS ABOUT OIL, JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER WAR IS. WE HAVE NO PROBLEM STEPPING INTO COUNTRIES WHEN WE HAVE BENEFIT THERE.))
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Some teachers at colleges and universities allowed their students to miss class in order to protest without any consequences.
Organizers say they provided students a letter to give to their schools explaining why they were missing class.
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[Israel-Blast]


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A terrorist attack in Israel- the first one after two months of relative quiet there.
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[VO-NAT 20:26:07]
[SUPER=03-Haifa, Israel;]


Today's suicide bomber blew himself up on a bus packed with high school and college students.
16 people are dead.
Palestinians say this was bound to happen. They claim Israeli forces kill an average of 5 to 7 Palestinians and demolish several homes everyday.
The Israeli government says its campaign against terrorists isn't the cause of the attacks, but instead prevents them.
Israeli officials say they prevented at least 40 planned attacks just last month.
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[Terror-Proof]


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With the growing fear of worldwide terrorism, a British company is trying to make people feel safer indoors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, UK]


Today, in London, a steel and aluminum maker showed off a new, bomb proof building system called "Surefast"
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((JUREK TOLLOCZKO/CORUS GROUP; WE'VE TESTED TO VEHICLE SIZE, CAR BOMB TYPE OF EXPLOSIVES. OBVIOUSLY FOR SECURITY REASONS I CAN'T TALK ABOUT WEIGHTS. BUT WE'VE TESTED IT AGAINST SIGNIFICANT EXPLOSION ATTACKS AND MULTIPLE ATTACKS - ONE EXPLOSION FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER. AND IT HAS BEHAVED VERY WELL))
[SUPER=01-Jurek Tolloczko/Corus Group]
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The Corus Group says the building comes in a kit with windows and doors cut in any position.
Once erected by crane, the gap between the metal plates is filled with concrete to create a solid structure.
A building like this one would take about ten hours to complete and after being put up, traditional exterior finishes can disguise the building.
Starting price is around 78-thousand dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Salem's already known as the city of champions.
Next on News 7, find out why some are calling it the city of Supreme Court justices as well.
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((NAT PIANO MUSIC))
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And the world's most famous piano celebrates its 150th birthday.
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[Commercial]

[Agee]


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The state Supreme Court has a new justice.
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Former state delegate Steve Agee was sworn in today in the same hall where he first became a judge two years ago.
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((THE JUDICIARY IS YOUR GUARDIAN OF LIBERTY UNDER THE CONSTITUTION AND THE GUARANTEE TO ALL OF US OF THE RULE OF LAW AND NOT THE MOB.))
[SUPER=01-Justice Steve Agee/Virginia Supreme Court]
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[OUT Q=not the mob.]
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Agee steps up from the Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court. He joins Justice Lawrence Koontz on the bench who is also from Salem.
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[S-Extra]


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A night for losers - as the Tech men, the UVa men, the Dazzle and the Franklin County girls all come up short. VMI and the Liberty women save the day.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/This Season; :00]

And speaking of Liberty U. - the Flames Carey Green was named Big South women's coach of the year today. He led the Flames to a perfect 14 and 0 record in league play this year. Highlights from his team's outing tonight and much more after we check the scores.
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech Hokies could have clinched a spot in the Big East Tournament for the first time with a win over Miami last night. But Tech didn't execute down the stretch and the 'Canes walked out of Cassell Coliseum with an eight point win.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Hurricanes vs. Hokies; :00]


Ricky Stokes pleaded for some defense as the 'Canes built an early 8 point lead.
Eric Branham tried to shoot the Hokies back into this one as he drills the three from the wing.
Just a few minutes later, Carlos Dixon, just back from a foot injury, scores along the baseline, but the 'd' let Tech down.
Miami then works the rock to Gary Hamilton and Hamilton throws down two as Perry Clark's team took a 38-30 lead to the locker room.
[SUPER=33-Miami/79/Virginia Tech/71/;]

In the second half, it was James Jones who did the damage. Jones scored 21 for the Hurricanes who went on to win it 79 to 71.
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[S-UVa]


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The news is now better in Charlottesville last night. Much like Tech - the Virginia Cavaliers are headed nowhere in a hurry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/ESPN; :00]

Last night with the students home on break, U-Hall wasn't even close to being soldout for the Ga. Tech Yellow Jackets - a team that had not won a single road game all season. So much for that - after hitting their first five shots of the game Virginia made just 22 of their next 62 shots. Ga. Tech, meanwhile, pressured Virginia into a grand total of 17 turnovers as they completely frustrated the Cavs. The Jackets shot 55 percent for the game and by the 12 minute mark had turned the game into a rout. Virginia loses its 7th straight game, third in a row at home and
[super=33-Georgia Tech/90/Virginia/73;]

falls to 14-and-14 overall, just 5-and-10 in the ACC. The final 90-to-73.
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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UVa closes out the regular season Sunday night against Maryland.

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While the Cavs and Hokies were failing miserably in their must win games, VMI took care of business last night. VMI beat Furman 62-to-56 in the opening round of the Southern Conference tournament. Ben Rand scored a career high 22 points as VMI wins its first tournament game in five years The Keydets now face defending champ Davidson in the quarterfinals today.

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The Liberty Flames women opened play in the Big South tournament last night on their home floor by hammering UNC Asheville 70-to-39.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Big South Quarterfinals; :00]

As we mentioned earlier Liberty coach Carey Green was named the Big South coach of the year, and the Flames also have the player of the year in Katie Feenstra. Last night Katie would rule the glass scoring 17 and grabbing 9 boards. Feenstra made first team all-Big South today along with Kristal Tharp, who buries the three ball. She finished with six.
[super=33-UNC Asheville/39/Liberty/70;]

The Flames dominate as expected last night beating UNC Asheville 70-to-39.
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The Radford women saw their season end last night losing to High Point 59-to-45. RU's Amanda Neby did make first team all-Big South for the season.

[S-Dazzle]


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The Roanoke Dazzle was in action last night at the Roanoke Civic Center against the Mobile Revelers looking for its 6th straight home win.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Revelers vs. Dazzle; :00]


And look who was reffing the game. Former Patrick Henry and Richmond star Curtis Blair is an aspiring NBA ref. He played in the NBA with the Houston Rockets for a short time.
The Dazzle came out cooking as Mikki Moore goes baseline for the basket in the opening minutes of the game. The Revelers come right back as Cedric Henderson hits the shot and we are all tied up.
Mobile would continue its offensive attack as Eugene Edgerson is gonna score two but the Dazzle had an answer.
[SUPER=34-Mobile/81/Roanoke/74;]


Terrence Shannon stops and pops the jumper from the right side but Mobile wins it 81 to 74.
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[S-Girls]


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The area's remaining girls basketball teams took a hit last night as GW Danville was upset in the Northwest regional semi-finals by Forest Park 49-to-35 ending the Eagles season.
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/Woodbridge vs. Franklin Co.; :00]

That left Lisa Black and Franklin County as the only hope left to get a girls' team into the state tournament. The Eagles' P.J. Wade moves inside, dishes to Amanda McCarty and she will drill the jump shot for Franklin County. Here come the Eagles again. This time McCarty takes the pass and fires the ball to Hannah Greer. Hannah will dial in the three with ease. One more time for the Eagles. Greer gets the rock to Wade, and P.J. knocks it in from inside the line on the far side. But Woodbridge was too physical and too talented. Diana
[SUPER=33-Woodbridge/66/Franklin Co./42;]

Mantinez with the long ball to Tiffany Gaskins. Woodbridge ends Franklin County's season 66-to-42.
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[S-Hoops]


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Hometown Hoops Weekly now takes to Whytheville - a place fast becoming the city of champions. Here's Steve Mason.
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[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Daleville/Region C Tournament; :19]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Gardner/G.W. Soldier; :27(QUICK!!!)]
[SUPER=01-Richard Crowsey/"Rambo"; :38(QUICK!!)]
[SUPER=01-Jesse Irvin/GW Soldier; :44(QUICK!!!)]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg/Group A State Championship; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Grant Throckmorton/Maroons Center & Quarterback; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Tyrus Gardner/Maroons Forward & Linebacker; 1:19]
[SUPER=01-Al Copenhaver/George Wythe Head Basketball Coach; 1:39]
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[OUT Q=....hometown hoops weekly"]
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((STEVE MASON:Not many communities in the comonwealth have been as spolied as Wythvilles this school year. The Maroons won a football state championship and now the basketball team is three wins away from a basketball state title. and while the two sports are incredibly differnet the two teams have a great deal in common.))
((Meet the GW Soldiers. 15 students, mostly football players, who have been supporting the basketball team all season. ((:)) ((:)) This week, creating t-shirts was in order. Most of the new threads have a players face printed on the back with a nick name. ((:)) Tyrus Gardner, Grant Throckmorton, Seth Gibson Kevin Forrester, and Jared Horton five of the 10 basketball players on the 14 man roster that also played football. December 14th, the Maroons won the school's first ever state football championship. Now, the basketball team has won 24 in a row. ((:)) The football title has created new pride and tradition along with high expectations for the basketball team. ((:)) ((:)) The 24 and 1 Maroons battle gate City saturday at seven in the sate quarterfinals. Steve mason Hometown Hoops Weekly.))


[Steinway-Bday]


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The piano man is part of a birthday bash for what else but a piano?
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Billy Joel helped celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Steinway piano-
Steinway was founded by a German immigrant in 1853 in New York City.
Each piano is made by hand.
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((IT'S MADE BY HUMAN HANDS FOR HUMAN HANDS TO PLAY. I'VE ALWAYS BEEN MAGIC WITH A STEINWAY BECAUSE OF THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Billy Joel/Singer-Songwriter;]
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[OUT Q=BECAUSE OF THAT.]
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[VO-NAT 04.5]


Steinways great grandson Henry Z. Steinway unveiled several limited edition pianos including a re-creation of a victorian style piano used in the 1890's and one created by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.
The inside is coated with a red laquer finish and signed by the designer. (------------)