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Highlights from President Bush's speech to America.
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A New York City hotel is evacuated tonight- where Colin Powell was supposed to be having talks.
Roanoke County students spoke out and their voices were heard.
And VMI's Basketball team pulls off another upset.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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((THE ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 SHOWS WHAT THE ENEMY DID TO AMERICA WITH FOUR AIRPLANES. WE WILL NOT WAIT TO SEE WHAT TERRORISTS OR TERROR STATES CAN DO WITH WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.))
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[OUT Q=of mass destruction.]
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[Bush-Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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President Bush speaks tonight to the American people saying Saddam Hussein and his weapons are a threat to this country, the American people, and all free people.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Daschle/(D) South Dakota; :53]
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((Holding a rare, primetime news conference, President Bush laid out his case for war against Iraq to the American public. Bush Despite weeks of intense lobbying...the Bush administration has been unable to convince all members of the UN Security council that weapons inspections are not working and that Saddam Hussein must go. Even Great Britain, our top ally is wavering... now offering to negotiate the terms of a resolution authorizing war. It appears the U.S. may act with or without UN approval. This line can change depending on bite: Bush: Earlier on Thursday, the senate's top democrat said he wasn't ready to give up on diplomacy. Sen. Tom Daschle/D-South Dakota "I just can't imagine that war would have to be inevitable. I think that if we continue to work we can avoid it, and I think we ought to do everything possible, everything within our means to try." Some 250,000 U.S. troops are poised in the Persian Gulf.... waiting for the green light to attack Iraq....judging by the tone of the President's remarks...the light may soon change. Focus shifts to the United Nations in New York tomorrow Hans Blix will update the Security Council on the progress of his weapons inspectors...and Secretary of State Colin Powell will likely argue that the time to act is upon us. Aleen Sirgany, CBS News, Washington.))

[Waldorf-Astoria]


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Secretary of State Colin Powell was supposed to be talking about Iraq with other diplomats tonight...
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Instead, part of their hotel was evacuated after a suitcase with wires coming out of it was found.
New York Police and a bomb squad began a sweep of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
Officials also found a gun in a trash can across the street from the hotel.
At last report, Powell was still inside the hotel.
He was holding separate meetings with the foreign ministers of Germany and France.
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[Blair-MTV]


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British Prime Minister Tony Blair is going M-T-V style to talk to young Brits about a possible war.
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A studio audience of young people quizzed Blair for music station M-T-V.
One person asked Blair if the possible war is for oil?
Blair said it has nothing to do with oil.
He said the U-K is an exporter of oil and doesn't need it.
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((SITUATIONS LIKE THIS THERE IS ALWAYS ALWAYS A CONSPIRACY THEORY. IT'S NOT TO DO WITH THE REASONS THEY SAY. IT'S SOME TERRIBLE CONSPIRACY. THERE IS A SIMPLE WAY OUT OF THIS. WE SHOULD MAKE SURE IF THERE IS A CONFLICT IN A POST CONFLICT IRAQI OIL GOES INTO A TRUST FUND. WE DON'T TOUCH IT THE AMERICANS DON'T TOUCH IT WITHOUT U.N AUTHORITY.))
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Blair was also asked about the second U-N Resolution. He says he doesn't want to go outside the U-N but he said he's prepared to wage war even if some U-N powers veto a new resolution.
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[Career-Center]


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Students in Roanoke County have learned an important lesson--their opinions do matter.
After strong opposition, the school board tonight tabled a plan to close and move the Roanoke County Career Center.

But as Justin McLeod discovered the school's future is still in doubt.
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[SUPER=01-Linda Weber/Roanoke Co. School Superintendent; :52 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Cy Platt/Student; 1:06]
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((((NAT SOUND OF CLAPPING AT 12:20:38))
It was a decision that took many by surprise.
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((HEATHER JANNEY/STUDENT: I'M SURPRISED, I'M VERY SURPRISED. I'M VERY HAPPY WITH THEIR DECISION.)) [Runs04]
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The students were not always this happy.
Last month, the school superintendent announced plans to close the Career Center here at the old William Byrd High school.
The program would have then been divided among several schools throughout Roanoke County.
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((KIM BUTTERWORTH: I THINK I WOULD HAVE COMPLETELY SKIPPED OR DROPPED OUT OR NOT EVEN NOT BOTHERED TO GO.)) [Runs04]
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((NAT SOUND OF SUPERINTENDENT SPEAKING))
Potential state budget cuts forced the school system to consider closing and moving the career center.
The move would have saved the county 700-thousand dollars a year.
But in the end, the state did not cut the school system's budget.
Even so, the school superintendent says the aging building is still an issue.
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((LINDA WEBER/SUPERINTENDENT: WE'RE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE BUILDING ITSELF BECAUSE IT COSTS A TON TO HEAT.)) [Runs05]
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What to do about the building and the program will not be decided anytime soon.
The school system plans to study the issue for at least a year.
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((CY PLATT/STUDENT: THIS MEANS A LOT TO US BECAUSE WE'RE DOING SO MUCH BETTER HERE THAN ANYPLACE ELSE THAT WE'VE BEEN.
WE'VE ALL HAD PROBLEMS WE'RE REALLY HAPPY WE HAVE INPUT IN THIS.)) [Runs10]
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THAT INPUT WILL COME NOT ONLY FROM STUDENTS BUT ALSO PARENTS AND STAFF. THEY WILL ALL BE ON A COMMITTE THAT WILL STUDY THE ISSUE AND THEN RECOMMEND TO THE SCHOOL BOARD WHAT SHOULD BE DONE NEXT. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))
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[Stem-Cells]


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It is a medical first- cardiologists in Michigan used stem cells to try and repair a teenagers badly damaged heart- and it may be working.
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16 year old Dimitri Bonneville was shot in the heart with a nail gun- the injury lead to a heart attack that caused irreparable damage.
When his case came in, doctors at Beaumont Hospital in Michigan happened to be researching the use of blood stem cells to repair heart damage.
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((DR. STEVEN TIMMIS: WE DIDN'T THINK THERE WAS A CONSIDERABLE DOWNSIDE CONSIDERING THAT WE WERE TAKING STEM CELLS FROM HIS OWN BLOOD STREAM AND READMINISTERING THEM BACK INTO THE HEART.))
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Since the procedure last month, Dimitri has been released from the hospital- the blood flow in his heart has increased ten percent- a sign of improvement.
Doctors say they won't know if the stem cells are the reason for at least three months.
Experts say Dimitri's case is a milestone but clinical trials must be done to see if the procedure could help heart attack patients.
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[Planned-Parenthood]


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Virginia is an extremist state on the forefront of restricting a woman's right to choose.
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That was the message from a planned parenthood representative in Richmond today. He, and members of other groups, were urging Governor Warner to veto what they call an unprecedented amount of legislation aimed at restricting a woman's right to choose.
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((KATHERINE WADDELL/REPUBLICAN PRO-CHOICE COALITION: THE REPUBLICAN PRO- CHOICE COALITION OF AMERICA STRONGLY URGES GOVERNOR WARNER TO TRUST THE WOMEN OF VIRGINIA AND PLEASE VETO ALL OF THESE. PLEASE VETO ALL OF THESE PAROCHIAL BILLS.))
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Parental consent for an abortion is one bill that concerns the group. A sex educator in the state says the women she works with usually involve a family member in their decision making anyway. And she says there's no need to up the law from notification to parental consent.
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[77-Accident]


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A chemical spill shut-down part of Interstate-77 today for more than 10-hours.
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It happened this morning at mile-marker-43, north of Wytheville. Police say a tractor-trailer overturned, spilling more ammonium nitrate and diesel fuel. The spill was so dangerous, police shut-down both sides of the interstate, and told workers at a nearby training center to evacuate. The driver of the truck, was not seriously hurt, but he was cited for reckless driving and failure to maintain proper control.
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[Mortgage-Rates]


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How low can they go?
That's the question homeowners and buyers are asking as mortgage rates keep falling to record lows.
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The average 30-year rate is now just 5.67 percent.
15 year rates, popular for refinancing are now just 5.01 percent.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Some major presidential campaign announcements could be made in Central Virginia.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, concert organizer's seen neither hide nor hair of Cher's wig for days.
Now there's a break in the case.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as VMI continues its amazing run through the Southern Conference tournament highlights from tonight's win are on the way, plus Duke closes out senior night with an east win. Travis Wells gets us ready for tomorrow night's Big South battle in the semis. And Griffey leads the Reds as rumors of him joining the Orioles swirl. Tonight on the Big 7.))

[Flood-death]


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Many people have been critical of Don Riddleberger. He's the man who drove around the barricades on Walnut Avenue in Vinton. His truck plunged into Glade Creek, and he drowned. Keith Humphry got another view of the tragedy today from Riddleberger's widow.
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((LIFE'S SHORT. YOU NEVER KNOW.)) Shelby Riddleberger says there's been a morbid curiosity about her husband's death. And while she certainly wishes Don hadn't taken a chance by driving around the barricades, SHE's not one to criticize him for that. After all his Toyota pick-up was four-wheel drive, though that wouldn't have helped in last month's flooding.
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((THEY HAD TO GET A SPECIAL VEHICLE TO GET HIM UP OUT OF THE WATER. HE WAS UNDER THE WATER. He was in the truck, wasn't he? YEAH, HE WAS SITTING IN MUD ABOUT UP TO HERE.)) [RUNS12]
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Ten-year old Magen Riddleberger is back in school now- -in fourth grade at Herman L. Horn Elementary. Her father's death hasn't sunk in, but she misses him... a lot.
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((HE WAS A REALLY NICE GUY. HE WOULD DO EVERYTHING WITH ME AND MY MOM.)) [RUNS04]
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Friends of the family say it's amazing Magen wasn't in the truck with her Dad, because he so seldom went anywhere without her. Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))

[Boty-Shooting]


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The Botetourt County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting involving the wife of a federal marshal.
It happened around ten yesterday morning on Beachview Lane in the Rainbow Forest subdivision.
Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle says deputies responded to a report that a woman walked into her home, found a burglar and was then shot.
The intruder was described as a white male wearing a green shirt, blue jeans and a black mask.
The victim is recovering from a single gunshot wound.
Her name is not being released at this time.
Investigators say they found the gun at the scene.

[Cana-Murder]


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Another shooting, this one in Carroll County led to one arrest.
Authorities say the body of Larry Ralph King was found shortly before seven yesterday morning at a residence in Cana.
He had apparently been shot in the chest.
A tracking dog led deputies to a mobile home where they found 29 year old Lee Howard Wilmoth.
He faces charges including first degree murder and he is being held without bond in the New River Valley Regional jail.

[L'burg-Budget]


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Lynchburg's Commonwealth's attorney says politics had nothing to do with his decision that a city council member can "not" take part in any debate or vote on the city budget.
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Joan Foster works for the Alliance for Families and Children, a non-profit agency that receives funding from the city.
Prosecutor Bill Petty says because that funding is lumped into the general fund, Foster would create a conflict of interest by taking part in the budget process.
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((BILL PETTY/LYNCHBURG COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THE MEMBERS OF COUNCIL NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS ACT IS AND WHAT IT SAYS. WHEN I SEE SOMEONE MAKE COMMENTS IT'S APPARENT TO ME THAT EITHER THEY HAVEN'T READ THE ACT AND DON'T UNDERSTAND IT OR HAVEN'T READ THE OPINION AND DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.))
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Petty says council could resolve the problem by removing the Alliance money from the overall budget and voting on it as a separate item.
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[Sharpton]


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The Reverend Al Sharpton will be bringing his presidential campaign to Lynchburg later this month.
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Sharpton will deliver the sermon at Providence Ministries International in Forest on Sunday, March 23rd.
P-M-I officials say Sharpton's speech will highlight issues important to African-Americans around the country.
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((JAMES COLEMAN/PROVIDENCE MINISTRIES: WE ARE CONVINCED THAT WHETHER REVEREND SHARPTON WINS OR LOSES, THAT IS NOT THE ISSUE FOR US. HE WILL BE A FACTOR, A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR IN SHAPING THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, AND NOT JUST THAT, BUT SHAPING THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ENTIRE POLITICAL PROCESS TO BE INCLUSIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. James Coleman/Providence Ministries International]
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[OUT Q=to be inclusive.]
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Reverend Coleman says Sharpton also plans to use the visit to make national position statements on issues critical to the Democratic Party.
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[Cher-Hair]


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Cher's hair is no longer among the missing.
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[VO-NAT]
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The teal and black wig that was stolen last month from her concert in Richmond was returned to police.
A woman turned in the wig that's worth between eight and ten-thousand dollars. She allegedly got it from another man.
Police say they think the two suspects were fans.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
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Leaders of the National D-Day Memorial say their winning the battle to get out of bankruptcy.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus this math whiz already has a full ride to some major colleges... and he's only in 8th grade.
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[Commercial]

[D-Day-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The D-Day Memorial Foundation is looking to the future now that an agreement has been reached with its creditors.

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[SUPER=03-Bedford;]

Officials say a re-organization plan over the next five-years pays its debt in full. It will be signed and delivered to bankruptcy court this week. The Memorial owes about 4-million dollars, almost half of which is due to Coleman-Adams Construction.
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((CLIF COLEMAN/COLEMAN-ADAMS CONSTRUCTION; WE DO HOPE WE GET PAID FOR WHAT WE'VE DONE WE DO HOPE THE FOUNDATION IS ABLE TO RAISE THE MONEY TO PAY THE BILLS AND WE DO HOPE TO BE THE CONTRACTOR IN THE FUTURE. ))
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Foundation officials say in addition to paying creditors within the next five years, they hope to complete the education center and create an endowment for the memorial.
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[8th-Grader]


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His parents say they've known he was special since he was one- year- old..
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[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN]

and it didn't take Purdue University long to discover the same. Michael Harris is an 8th grader in Indiana and has been recruited by Purdue since he was a fifth grader. Harris excels in all subjects, but his specialty is math.
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((MICHAEL HARRIS/8TH GRADER: KINDERGARTEN I STARTED WORKING WITH THE SECOND GRADE AND THEN SECOND GRADE I STARTED WORKING WITH THE FIFTH GRADE.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Harris/8th Grader;]
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Recently Harris got a perfect score on a state math competition and drew the attention of another school.
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[IN Q=Last year I had]

((MICHAEL HARRIS/8TH GRADER: LAST YEAR I HAD ALREADY GOTTEN THE FULL SCHOLARSHIP TO PURDUE AND THIS YEAR WINNING THE STATE I GOT A 10- THOUSAND DOLLAR A YEAR SCHOLARSHIP TO ROSE HOLMAN.))
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[OUT Q=to Rose Holman]
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[VO-NAT]

Harris says he wants to be an engineer or architect, but right now he's just looking forward to high school.
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[S-Extra]


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VMI pulls off a shocker. Duke rolls tonight, and Radford and Liberty are all set for their showdown tomorrow night in the Big South.
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[SUPER=03-Sarasota, FL/Pirates vs. Reds; :00]
And spring can't be far away as we head to Sarasota for this afternoon's spring training game between the Reds and the

PIrates. Ken Griffiey Junior and company won the game 7-ro-5. There were reports today saying the Orioles were interested in trading for Griffey. The Reds say its news to them.
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[S-VMI]


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The VMI Keydets apparently don't plan on leaving the Southern Conference, afterall. Last night the Keydets upset defending champ Davidson in the quarterfinals 66-to-60.
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[SUPER=03-Charleston, SC/VMI vs. Davidson;]

The Keydets were supposed to show up in Charleston and leave almost immediately. Someone forgot to tell Radee Skipworth. He scored a game high 36 points tonight as he hit 14 out of 19 shots from the field, and as you can see they were tough shots. Point guard Ben Rand also came up huge with 9 assists against the Wildcats. The win over Davidson is absolutely staggering when you consider that just last week - VMI lost to this same team 84-to-49.
[SUPER=33-VMI/66/Davidson/60;]

VMI is in now in the semi-finals for the first time in 7 years. They will play Chattanooga tonight at 8:30.
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[S-Duke]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Duke Blue Devils completed another perfect unbeaten season at home last night as they delivered the payback punch to Florida State.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC/espn2; :00]

It was seniors' night at Cameron Indoor Stadium as the three upperclassman on the Duke team including Dahntay Jones said so long. Jones scored 14 points and got plenty of help from his Dookie teammates this evening and Daniel Ewing, Chris Duhon and Sheldon Williams all scored in double figures, as well. Williams also had 17 rebounds.
[super=33-Florida State/56/Duke/72;]

Duke is now 21-and-5 overall. Shevlik Randolph and JJ Redick added 9 points each.
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[S-ACC]


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Florida State lost to Duke last night
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[go to pinnacle ]
As a result of last night's game Florida State locks up last place in the ACC. Take a look at the bottom five teams in the league - as they stand right now. There are three huge games this weekend that will determine if Virginia ends up going against FSU in the Thursday night play-in game. On Saturday, Clemson is at Georgia Tech.
Sunday afternoon -Duke is at UNC, and on Sunday night Virginia hosts Maryland. UVa really needs to win because the tiebreaker does not favor the Cavs. They lost both games to Clemson this year, both games to Ga. Tech and split with FSU and Carolina.
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[S-South]


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Liberty University's Vines Center is again the setting for the final four for both the men and women in the Big South Tournament. Tonight the men hit the hardwood with UNC-Asheville and defending champ Winthrop playing in the six o'clock opener.
Radford and Liberty hook up in the nightcap. Travis Wells has more on the second meeting in a week between RU and LU.
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[IN Q=first audio..]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Byron Samuels/Radford Head Coach; :23]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Mantlo/Averaging 11 Points Per Game; :47]
[SUPER=01-Jeremy Monceaux/Averaging 8 Points Per Game; :59]
[SUPER=01-Randy Dunton/Liberty Head Coach; 1:17]
[SUPER=@travis1; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]
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[S-Wrestle]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-141 59:12]
[GRAPHIC=VHSL wrestling]


The Salem Civic Center shifts from hoops to head locks tomorrow. The group A and Group Two A state wrestling tournaments are in town for two days of competition starting tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Today, volunteers began filling the arena with mats.
108 double and single A schools will fill the building tomorrow with nearly 450 high school wrestlers.
Fans should see some of the best wrestling in the last decade as several teams are in the running for team state titles.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Larry Hall/State Wrestling Tournament Director; :00]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=......lots of kids here"]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-134 1:09:44]
[GRAPHIC=express]

The Roanoke Express returns to the Roundhouse tomorrow night for a Friday night skate with Richmond. The team has won six of its last eight gams under interim head coach Tony MacAulay.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITES]
[SUPER=01-Tony MacAulay/Express Interim Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rick Kowalsky/Express Right Wing; :34]
[RUNS=:48]
[OUT Q=.....seem to have guys producing"]

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