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Coming up on News 7-
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A coast guard C-130 transport plane runs into trouble and makes an emergency landing in Roanoke.
Girls gone wild is gone from one state- Where its headed coming up.
And the show must go on- is not the theme on Broadway tonight.
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Plus Radford Liberty and VMI hoop highlights... News 7 is next.

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Saddam Hussein may have less than two weeks left to avert a war.
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((WE HAVE TO PUT THIS MAN TO THE TEST. HE'S SHOWN THIS WEEK HE DOESN'T NEED MORE TIME TO COMPLY, HE CAN ACT WITH ASTONISHING SPEED WHEN HE CHOOSES TO.))
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[OUT Q=when he chooses to]
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The British push for a March 17th deadline
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[Iraq]


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The U-S, Britain and Spain gave Saddam Hussein an ultimatum today-- Give up the weapons by March 17th or face war. But France and Russia say they'll reject any resolution authorizing force. Now the U-S may have to decide whether to attack Iraq with a limited coalition. Chris Lawrence has more from Kuwait.
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[SUPER=01-Mohammad Al-Admami/Iraqi Parliament; :10 ]
[SUPER=01-Hans Blix/U.N. Chief Weapons Inspector; :23 ]
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((-ON TELEVISION SETS IN BAGHDAD IRAQIS WATCHED CHIEF U.N. WEAPONS INSPECTOR HANS BLIX DELIVER A CRUCIAL REPORT TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL.
(SOT: MOHAMMAD AL-ADHAMI/IRAQI PARLIAMENT MEMBER)

"I found the report to be objective and positive, and showed that Iraq is cooperating actively." BLIX SAID IRAQ HAS BEEN PROACTIVE AND CRITICIZED THE U-S FOR WITHOLDING INTELLIGENCE.
(SOT: HANS BLIX/CHIEF U.N. WEAPONS INSPECTOR) - 10:49:59

"I would rather have twice the amount of high-quality information about sites to inspect than twice the number of inspectors." BUT THOSE INSPECTORS STILL CANT TELL IF IRAQ HAS DESTROYED ALL ITS SUPPLIES INCLUDING ANTHRAX AND NERVE GAS.
(NAT TROOPS)

AMERICAN TROOPS HAVE BEEN TRAINING TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AGAINST A CHEMICAL ATTACK NOT KNOWING WHEN OR IF THEYD BE ORDERED INTO BATTLE.
(CHRIS LAWRENCE/KUWAIT)

With the date of war constantly changing, the troops have to just block it out and concentrate on the training at hand.
BUT THAT TRAINING MAY BE APPROACHING ITS END AFTER THE U-S AND BRITAIN PROPOSED A RESOLUTION THAT GIVES IRAQ JUST TEN DAYS TO COMPLY.
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"It's the presence of military force that is causing Iraqi compliance. We've got to keep that pressure up." BUT FRANCE REJECTED ANY DEADLINE.
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"We cannot accept an ultimatum as long as inspectors are reporting cooperation." EVEN IF THE RESOLUTION FAILS THERE ARE SIGNS THE U-S WOULD ATTACK ANYWAY. HOLES HAVE ALREADY BEEN CUT INTO THE ELECTRIC FENCE THAT SEPARATES KUWAIT FROM IRAQ AND AMERICAN TROOPS COULD SOON BE STORMING THROUGH. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS KUWAIT.))

[Dale-Davis]


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Military analyst Dale Davis says it possible hostilities could break in the region even before the March 17th deadline. In an interview from Kuwait tonight, the middle east expert from Virginia Military Institute says the war will most likely NOT begin until the U-N Security Council considers a revised resolution.
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((BUT IT'S LIKELY THAT IF THAT RESOLUTION IS NOT PASSED, THERE'S NO REASON THE ADMINISTRATION WOULD WAIT LONGER THAN THE END OF NEXT WEEK TO MOVE FORWARD WITH MILITARY OPERATIONS. THERE ARE INDICATIONS THAT PREPARATIONS ARE ALREADY UNDERWAY. WE HAVE REPORTS OF U.S. MILITARY CUTTING 7 WIDE GAPS IN THE ELECTRIC FENCE AT THE DMZ AND REDUCING THE OBSTACLES.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Dale Davis/VMI Dir. of International Programs]
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Davis believes it's still possible Turkey will allow U-S forces to mount a campaign against Iraq from the North.
He sees signs that the Turkish military is quietly clearing the way for troops and material to enter the country, expecting that the Turkish Parliament will still approve such a deployment.
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[Sandstorm]


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One of the things U-S troops are enduring in Kuwait is sandstorms.
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A sandstorm whipped through the camps of tens of thousands of U-S soldiers spread across the Kuwaiti desert.
At Camp Virginia, where troops from Texas are stationed- winds were clocked at up to 65 miles an hour.
Part of a mess tent came down-
Everything was wobbling.
Soldiers say they are literally being sandblasted.
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((THE WIND HERE NORMALLY GETS PRETTY BAD WE'RE PREPARING FOR THE WORST. HOPING FOR THE BEST.)) [BUTT TO 1:10] ((REPORTER: WHEN DO YOU HAVE TO GO TO WORK? IN THREE AND HALF HOURS. REPORTER: YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET ANY SLEEP ARE YOU? NO I'M NOT.))
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Luckily no one was in this port a potty when it flipped over.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center


[Emergency-Landing]


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Engine problems forced a Coast Guard plane to make an emergency landing at Roanoke Regional Airport this evening.

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F-A-A officials say the plane landed safely after shutting down one of its engines shortly after six o'clock. The C-130 is a large aircraft used for transport. No word on where the plane was from or where it was headed.
The emergency landing caused only minor delays at the airport.
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[Pedestrian-Hit]


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A pedestrian was hit late this afternoon in Salem.
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It happened just before five at the intersection of Apperson Drive and Route 419.
Salem Police say 20-year old Caleb Dawson was crossing the road heading toward Sheetz when he was struck by a van heading west.
The victim had several lacerations to the head and was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he is is in stable condition.
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Police say no charges will be filed.

[Smallpox-Vaccine]


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The Virginia health worker who had an adverse reaction to the smallpox vaccine is on the road to recovery.
The Department of Health says the worker is no longer experiencing symptoms, like headache, fever and a rash.
The patient developed the reaction nine days after receiving the smallpox vaccination last month.

[Binladen-Sons]


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A flurry of reports today that Pakistani forces had captured two of Osama bin Laden's sons.
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The reports came after a skirmish along the rugged Afghan-Pakistan border today.
The reports proved to be false, but observers said intensified allied activity in the region is turning up the heat on Osama bin Laden himself.
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((ATWAN: I BELIEVE OSAMA BIN LADEN IS EXTREMELY WORRIED RIGHT NOW. HE IS A WORRIED MAN AND I BELIEVE HIS DAYS ARE.. COULD BE NUMBERED.))
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The search for bin Laden has been fired up by the arrest last weekend of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed- the suspected mastermind of the 9-11 attacks.
Investigators have been scouring computers, documents and files found in his Pakistan hide out- that is reportedly full of information on Al Qaeda operatives and cells.
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[Broadway-Strike]


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The lights in New York's Broadway theater district are dim tonight due to a musician's strike that has gained the sympathy of other theater unions.
Dave Browde (BROW-dee) has the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Jed Bernstein/Theaters & Producers Spokesperson; ]
[SUPER=01-Dave Browde/CBS News]
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((THERE'S NO MUSIC ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY TONIGHT. VIRTUALLY EVERY MUSICAL ON BROADWAY SHUT DOWN WHEN ACTORS AND STAGEHANDS REFUSED TO CROSS THE PICKET LINES OF STRIKING MUSICIANS.
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"BROADWAY IS CLOSED TONIGHT." THE WALKOUT LEFT MANY THEATER PATRONS...LESS THAN PLEASED.
SOT: MOS

"ITS OUR ANNUAL TRIP TO NY, 3 BIRTHDAYS IN MARCH, WE DO THIS EVERY YEAR AND ITS RUINED SO I'M NOT HAPPY." MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS WENT DARK... AND WILL LIKELY STAY CLOSED THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE SHOW "CABARET" IS STILL OPEN BECAUSE OF A SPECIAL CONTRACT. DRAMAS ARE ALSO STILL OPEN. SHOW PRODUCERS AND THE STRIKING ARTISTS ARE MAINLY AT ODDS OVER THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF MUSICIANS REQUIRED FOR EACH SHOW.

SOT: STEVE MARSULO/STRIKING MUSICIAN

"WHICH IS THE AMOUNT OF MUSICIANS REQUIRED IN EACH HOUSE...." PRODUCERS SAY THE FORCED MINIMUMS SOMETIMES LEAVE PAID MUSICIANS SITTING ON THE SIDELINES AT SMALLER SHOWS.
SOT: Jed Bernstein/Theaters & Producers Spokesperson

"BROADWAY IS UNDER ATTACK BY 320 PEOPLE WHO HAVE SOUGHT TO SHUT IT DOWN TO PUNISH THE CITY AND THE REST OF THE INDUSTRY." SHOW MANAGERS HAD BEEN PLANNING TO USE TAPED SONGS OR SO-CALLED VIRTUAL ORCHESTRAS IN THE EVENT OF A WALKOUT...BUT THAT BECAME A MOOT POINT WHEN ACTORS AND STAGEHANDS REFUSED TO CROSS PICKET LINES.
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BROADWAY PRODUCERS SAY TICKET HOLDERS CAN GET REFUNDS AT THE LOCATION THEY BOUGHT THEIR TICKETS. BUT FOR MANY WHO MAY HAVE WAITED MONTHS for tickets...its' their favorite show... and not money that they ARE LOOKING FOR. D.B., CBS NEWS, NEW YORK))
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Should Virginia students have to recite the Pledge of allegiance every day?
Still ahead on News 7, a judge decides.
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And a wild winter means more green for gardeners and greenhouses.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, we'll head to the Hill City where the Highlanders tried to cool off the Flames in the Big South semis. VMI can't prolong it's Southern Conference stay, and the Express skates with the Renegades. Plus, Steve Mason checks on the state wrestling tournament, and Ryan Newman smokes the Atlanta Motor Speedway. All that and more on the way in just a few.))

[Pledge-Ruling]


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A court in California may have ruled part of the pledge of allegiance unconstitutional... But a federal court says Virignia's law requiring daily recitation of the pledge in school is O-K.
A federal district judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Loudon County man challenging the pledge
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and the display of the national motto, "In God We Trust.''
The judge says the law does not have a religious purpose because its aim is to "foster democracy.''
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[Roanoke-Fire]


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Residents of a Roanoke apartment building are working to get their lives back to normal after a rude awakening this morning.
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Firefighters were called to the Caru Apartments located at 36th and Donna Streets around 3:45. A fire that started in a basement apartment filled the entire building with smoke, forcing residents out.
No word yet on the cause. Fire officials say no one was in the basement apartment when the flames broke out. There are no reports of injuries.
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[Red-Cross]


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The Red Cross is scaling back its flood relief efforts even as it tries to pay for the services it's already provided.

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Officials say the local Red Cross served more than 2-hundred families and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on flood relief.
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((AMY WHITTAKER/RED CROSS: THE ENTIRE RELIEF OPERATION MAY HAVE COST US 3-HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS. WE'RE TRYING TO STRESS THAT WE'VE ONLY RAISED 13-THOUSAND DOLLAS SO WE STILL NEED MORE ASSITANCE TO HELP US REACH LOCAL CAMPAIGNS.))
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[OUT Q=to help us reach local campaigns.]
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The agency today closed the Ridgewood Baptist Church service center it opened to treat flood victims. Whittaker says she believes the majority of those affected have already been helped, but she stresses the Red Cross will still provide assistance to those in need.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE] You can drop by the Roanoke Valley Chapter or call 540-985-3560.
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[Greenhouse]


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Our reward for a tough winter may be a Spring in bloom.
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The hope at local nurseries is that all the wet weather will improve growing conditions. Tyler Palmer, owner of Obenchain's Garden Center, says
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last year was the worst he's ever seen thanks to the extended drought and water restrictions. His employees are now watering, planting, and organizing inventory for this season's sales.
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((TYLER PALMER/OBENCHAIN'S GARDEN AND NURSERY CENTER; CUSTOMERS WE'VE TALKED TO ARE EXCITED FOR THE SEASON, THE RAINS AND THE SNOW HAVE HELPED THEY'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK IN THEIR GARDENING BECAUSE IT WAS CUT SHORT LAST YEAR. ))
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This season is expected to be normal or better than average. Some gardeners will begin coming to the nursery in late March while the busiest time of the year is early May and on into June.
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[Horse-Center]


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The search for a new Executive Director at the Virginia Horse Center has begun.
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[SUPER=04-1998]

The Horse Center's former Executive Director, Bob Reel died unexpectedly last Saturday. Reel had been with the center since before ground was broken in 1986. Today, Business Manager John Scott was picked to lead the equestrian facility until a new leader can be found.
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((JOHN SCOTT/INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; WE'RE ENTERING INTO THE BUSY PART OF THE YEAR, WE'LL BE BUSY STRAIGHT THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR EVERY WEEK. AND WE HAVE THE STAFF IN PLACE TO OPERATE AS STRONGLY AND AS EFFICIENTLY AND PROVIDE A FULL SERVICE TO EVERYBODY WHO IS GOING TO COME, AND THAT WON'T CHANGE.))
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[OUT Q=that won't change.]
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The search for a permanent executive director is expected to take several months.
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[Robots]


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It's tournament time for high school athletes, and also for students showing off skills in science and technology.
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This week, robots have invaded the Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University.
61 teams, including several from central and western Virginia are competing for bragging rights and scholarships.

Some from our area have also learned to adjust.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was originally called]

((TYLER CASSIDY/GALILEO MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL: IT WAS ORIGINALLY CALLED DOZER, BUT THAT'S WHEN IT HAD A LOT MORE ARMOR ON IT. WE WERE ABOUT FIFTY POUNDS OVERWEIGHT SO WE HAD TO SATRIP IT DOWN A LOT.)) ((MIKE ALLEY/PULASKI CO. HIGH SCHOOL: SO FAR, WE'VE HAD SEVERAL SETBACKS WITH THE ROBOT HERE AND THERE, BUT WE'VE ALL RESPONDED TO IT AND AS A TEAM, EVERYBODY'S BEEN DOING GREAT.))
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[SUPER=01-Mike Alley/Pulaski Co. High School; :08]
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[OUT Q=everybody's been doing great.]
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After playing five matches, a team from South Boston is ranked second. The competition continues tomorrow, with top performers moving on the national championship next month in Houston.
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The winners of one national survey really flush the competition.
Still ahead on News 7 see how some posh bathrooms are measuring up.
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Plus Girls Gone Wild... is just plain gone from one Springbreak town.
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[Girls-GoneWild]


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Girls gone wild are GONE from Florida
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Organizers of the pay per view TV show featuring spring break in Florida say the show's been moved to South Padre Island in Texas.
The word comes after Panama City Beach officials said they would arrest girls who show too much skin- as well as those who encourage them to do it.
But a spokesman for Mantra entertainment says the decision to move next weeks live broadcast to Texas was made for techincal reasons.
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[Clean-Restrooms]


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When you think of public restrooms you don't usually think of posh- but honors are going out to the nations finest.
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The first place winner- a ladies restroom at the Grand Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.
It is complete with printed walls, fancy fixtures, birds in cages and birds.
The ladies room also has automatic hand soap- and hand lotion.
The sponsors of the online poll got votes from across the country.
And this restroom isn't just for show- you can use if you've gotta go.
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[two shot with Robin]
The Summit Restaurant in Christisansburg came in fifth.

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Tonight in sports, tourney highlights from the Big South and the Southern Conference, the Express battles Richmond at the Roundhouse, and a check on the state wrestling tournament, but first in tonight's extra point,
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Season; :00]


the Tech women open the post season tomorrow against West Virginia. Tonight, Ieva Kublena was named to the All Big East team, while guard Carrie Mason has made the conference's all rookie squad.
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[S-Radford]


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The finals are now set in the Big South Tournament. UNC-Asheville shocked top seeded Winthrop 81-80 at the overtime buzzer yesterday. And there was plenty more drama in the nightcap between Radford and Liberty.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Highlanders vs. Flames; :00]


Bedford's Peanut Arrington did his thang in the first half for RU scoring 13 of the Highlanders 24.
But Liberty answered with the alley-oop from Ryan Mantlo to Gabe Martin for a 2 point lead at the half.
In the second half, freshman Andre Bynum was huge for Radford. He gets the hoop and the harm giving the
[SUPER=33-Radford/55/Liberty/52/;]

Highlanders a lead they would not relinquish. RU upsets Liberty 55-52 and will play for a ticket to the Big Dance today at 2.
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[S-VMI]


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The VMI Keydets couldn't pull another rabbit out of the hat at the Southern Conference Tournament. Last night, Chattanooga ended the dream for Bart Bellairs and company in the semis.
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[SUPER=03-N. Charleston, SC/ESPN Plus; :00]


Coach 'B's team hung around for awhile.
Radee Skipworth got free for the bucket down the lane.
[SUPER=33-VMI/58/Chattanooga/77/;]

But Jeff Lebo's team was too much down the stretch. Ashley Champion led the charge and the Mocs advance to face East Tennessee State winning 77 to 58.
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[WIPE to PINNACLE #12997]


And don't forget tomorrow on Your Hometown Station it's a Hoops twinbill starting in the SEC with Kentucky and Florida at 2, followed up by a Big East clash pitting Notre Dame and Georgetown.
[TAKE PINNACLE #12998]


Then on Sunday, we'll wrap up the regular season with triple header action highlighted by the annual showdown on Tobacco Road between Duke and North Carolina.

[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express was back on the home ice last night to entertain an old nemesis, the Richmond Renegades.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Renegades vs. Express; :00]


The Express had won six of its last eight, but the Renegades went off early.
Just 8 minutes in, Daniel Goneau leaves the puck for David Brosseau and he puts it in the back of the net for a one-nothing Richmond lead.
After another Richmond goal, Goneau beats Sebastien LePlante for another tally and it was 3-nil Renegades.
[SUPER=38-Richmond/3/Roanoke/7/;]

The Express finally got on the board when Rick Kowalsky fired from point blank range. The Express exploded for 7 unanswered goals to win it 7 to 3.
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[S-Wrestle]


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The Group A and Two-A State Wrestling Tournament has invaded the Salem Civic Center this weekend. Steve Mason examines the fierce competition.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony DeHart/Radford Wrestling Coach; :10]
[SUPER=01-Boone Brockenbrough/Parry McCluer 112 lbs. Weight Class; :37]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :49]
[SUPER=01-Jackie Toney/Christiansburg Defending State Champion; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Penington/6th in State Last Two Years; 1:19(QUICK!!!!!)]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Broughman/Number One in State at 112 lbs.; 1:33]
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[OUT Q=...news 7 sports"]
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((James River finished 22nd out of 44 single A schools last season and coach Harry Falls thinks the Knights will move up the ladder thanks to an incredibly tough year in Region C. ((TONY DEHART/RADFORD WRESTLING COACH:))
Parry McCluer's Boone Brockenbrough is 42 and OH this season and placed second in the state a season ago. Closing out his senior year with an individual title and team title come just before his hope of a local power, like Radford and Covington, knocking off Brentsville and bring the team crown back to this part of the state. ((BOONE BROCKENBROUGH/PARRY MCCLUER 112 POUND WEIGHT CLASS:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
Christiansburg's Jackie Toney is 36 and OH and the defending state champ. He will get a stiff challenge from Tabb's Jacob Forestiere, who is 44 and 5 and Marion's 34 and OH Daniel Pennington. ((JACKIE TONEY/CHRISTIANSBURG DEFENDING STATE CHAMP:)) ((DANIEL PENNINGTON/PLACED 6TH IN STATE LAST 2 YEARS:))
Botetourt's Ryan Broughman is 38 and 0h with 36 pins. Both VMI and Virginia Tech are interested in the defending state champ who is 78 and 2 over the last two seasons. ((RYAN BROUGHMAN/NUMBER ONE IN STATE AT 112 LBS.:))
the semifinals begin at 10 am Saturday and the finals start at 6:30. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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We finish on the track, where Ryan Newman laid the hammer down to win the eighth pole of his career and his first this season in Atlanta.
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[SUPER=03-Hampton, GA/Nascar Images; :00]


Newman turned in a quick lap at 191.417 miles an hour to edge Bill Elliott for the pole for Sunday's MBNA Bass Pro Shops 500. Ironically, Elliott knocked Newman from the top spot here last spring. Now here's the complete starting grid for Sunday's race.
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[go to qualifying boards]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5013;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Ryan Newman/191.417/2. Bill Elliott//3. Elliott Sadler//4. Bobby Labonte//5. Jimmy Spencer//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Michael Waltrip//7. Rusty Wallace//8. Tony Stewart//9. Kurt Busch//10. Jeremy Mayfield//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Jimmie Johnson//12. Ward Burton//13. Joe Nemechek//14. Jerry Nadeau//15. Steve Park//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Dale Jarrett//17. Kevin Harvick//18. Robby Gordon//19. John Andretti//20. Greg Biffle//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Ricky Rudd//22. Ricky Craven//23. Johnny Benson//24. Matt Kenseth//25. Brett Bodine//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Jeff Burton//27. Dave Blaney//28. Jeff Green//29. Mark Martin//30. Jeff Gordon//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Jamie McMurray//32. Mike Skinner//33. Casey Mears//34. Sterling Marlin//35. Todd Bodine//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Tony Raines//37. Dale Earnhardt, Jr./Prov/38. Kyle Petty/Prov/39. Terry Labonte/Prov/40. Kenny Wallace/

Prov/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Larry Foyt/Prov/42. Ken Schrader/Prov/43. Jack Sprague/Prov/;]
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