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Coming up on News 7-
Searchers were out in force this weekend looking for a missing five year old.
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Two tour buses crash injuring more than one hundred people.
Fixing up one Roanoke neighborhood. How it's going.
Plus does the hoop count? March madness highlights in sports.
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News 7 is next.

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It's crunch time at the United Nations-
The U-S and British push for a resolution giving Saddam Hussein a March 17th deadline to disarm.
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((IT'S IN THE RESOLUTION. WE HAVE NO PLAN TO CHANGE IT.))
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon. Teresa Hamilton is off tonight.

[Iraq]


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If approved the deadline is one week from tomorrow- Saddam Hussein must disarm or face war.
While the U-S and British leaders want the resolution passed- the French are fighting it.
And in Baghdad, people are preparing for the worst- Chris Lawrence has the latest..
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[Super=01-Dale Davis/Military Advisor to Kuwait; 1:05]
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(( IN BAGHDAD, MEN DIG TRENCHES AND PILE UP SANDBAGS ... WHILE STUDENTS LEARN THE A-B-C's OF SURVIVAL. MAJ. GEN. HOSSAM MOHAMED AMIN/IRAQI SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR: We are preparing for all probabilities. We are preparing ourselves for the war. STILL, IRAQI OFFICIALS SAY THEYRE COOPERATING WITH WEAPONS INSPECTORS ..AND POINT OUT THEY DESTROYED SEVERAL MORE AL SAMOUD 2 MISSILES. BUT THE U.S. SAYS SADDAM HUSSEIN IS NOT MOVING FAST ENOUGH. THE WHITE HOUSE IS PUSHING THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL TO VOTE THIS TUESDAY ON A NEW RESOLUTION -- ONE THAT ORDERS IRAQ TO DISARM BY MARCH 17TH. COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE: "I'm encouraged we might get the nine or 10 votes needed to get passage of the resolution, and we'll see if somebody wants to veto." FRANCE MAY DO JUST THAT. THE FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER HEADED TO THREE AFRICAN NATIONS TO RALLY SUPPORT AGAINST AN ATTACK. BUT EVEN A VETO MAY NOT STOP AN INVASION. CHRIS LAWRENCE/KUWAIT/IRAQ BORDER: Here at the DMZ the UN has sent its civilian workers home. And pulled the rest of the personnel back into their compound. MANY LINED UP OUTSIDE OFFICES ALONG THE BORDER AND HOPPED ON BUSES HEADED FOR KUWAIT CITY. BUT ONCE AN ATTACK SEEMS IMMINENT, EVERYONE GOES. DALE DAVIS/MILITARY ADVISOR TO KUWAIT: The next step for the UN obviously would be to withdraw the whole observer force. THE U.N. REALIZES THAT THE GROUP IT CREATED TO PATROL THIS VOLATILE ZONE ... IS NOW THE ONE IN NEED OF PROTECTION. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT.))


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VMI professor Lieutenant Colonel Dale Davis says that there are other signs that war may be close on the horizon. Davis says United Nations forces have clearing defenses in the demilitarized zone, such as filling in tank trenches and cutting holes in fences.
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Davis says these moves are something that would not occur until just a few days before an actual invasion.

[Carder]


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A member of Roanoke City Council is stepping down.
Bill Carder has scheduled a news conference Monday morning. He's expected to announce that he has accepted a new job that will take him out of the Roanoke Valley.
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A Republican, Carder was first elected to Roanoke City Council in the year 2000.
He received the most votes in that election, and became the city's vice-mayor.
Carder is the General Manager of the Patrick Henry Hotel, and that's where he will reveal his intentions tomorrow morning.
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[Rke-Budget]


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Roanoke leaders are putting together this year's budget, and they are trying to keep tax increases out of the mix.
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The city like many localities in our region is dealing with another round of state cuts this year.
City Manager Darlene Burcham is currently working on the city's upcoming budget.
She says citizens can expect either an increase in local taxes and fees or a reduction of services to balance the budget.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM/CITY MANAGER: WE'VE APPROACHED THE BALANCING WITH THE IDEA THAT WE DO NOT WANT TO RAISE ANY TAXES. WE HOPE WE ARE ABLE TO KEEP THAT COMMITMENT. WE'LL PROBABLY SEE SOME CHANGES IN SERVICES AS A RESULT OF TRYING TO BALANCE THE BUDGET BOTH BECAUSE OF THE REDUCTION IN STATE FUNDS AS WELL AS THE FACT WE'VE GOT INCREASED EXPENDITURES AND NEEDS ALL THE TIME.))
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Burcham says the city's budget should be completed by mid-April.
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[SE-Project]


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Like many other neighborhoods, some parts of Southeast Roanoke are in need of a little spring cleaning. The city is prepared to spend millions of dollars sprucing the area up.
But as Justin McLeod found out, so far NOT many residents are taking advantage of it.
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There's a lot of noise in Southeast Roanoke these days, and residents say it's a welcome sign.
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((BONNIE LOWE/SOUTHEAST RESIDENT: I THINK THE MORE YOU DO TO YOUR HOUSE THE BETTER YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD WOULD BE.))
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The city of Roanoke agrees.
More than six million dollars is about to be spent in the area between Jamison and Bullit Avenue.
It is all part of the Southeast, By Design Pilot Project.
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((MIKE ETIENNE/PROJECT ORGANIZER: SOUTHEAST BY DESIGN IS THE FIRST NEIGHBORHOOD SELECTED UNDER THE CITY'S NEW NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION INITIATIVE.))
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Part of that initiative allows residents to apply for no interest loans to help fix up their homes.
This house on Jamison Avenue has already seen 15-thousand dollars worth of improvements.
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((VIRGINIA LAPISH/SOUTHEAST RESIDENT: IT'S A GREAT THING FOR ANYBODY TO HAVE. IT HELPS A LOT. IT'S DONE A LOT FOR ME.))
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It's done a lot for her, but not many others.
Only two residents have taken advantage of the no interest loans so far.
The city however is moving forward with its revitalization plans.
It has already purchased seven vacant lots to build homes on.
And abandoned homes like this one will soon be renovated.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: ANOTHER PROBLEM HERE IN SOUTHEAST IS THE TRAFFIC. THE CITY HAS HIRED CONSULTANTS TO COME UP WITH WAYS TO SLOW THIS TRAFFIC DOWN. SUGGESTIONS ALREADY INCLUDE ADDING LINES TO THE ROADWAYS AND PLANTING TREES.))


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((NAT SOUND OF PUTTING TRASH IN BAG AT 1:59:25))
These improvements will take several years to complete.
But residents say the project is already on a roll. (SHOT OF GIRL ROLLER SKATING)
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((ELIZABETH THOMASON/SOUTHEAST RESIDENT: IT MAKES IT FEEL MORE WELCOME SOMEWHAT TO LIVE IN THIS AREA.))
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Six other areas will eventually see projects like this one throughout the city. ((NAT SOUND OF CAR DRIVING BY))
It is a driving force that could revitalize several neighborhoods.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))


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Giles County authorities resumed a search for two men presumed drowned in the New River.
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Search crews recovered more personal articles from both men today, and crews went to the air, using helicopters to look for any clues. Searchers had been concentrating their efforts around the Ripplemead bridge near Pearisburg, but are going to continue their search downriver. Rescue teams suspended the search this evening, but will continue tomorrow afternoon. Neither man's name has been released. Giles County officials say they will keep searching until they find the men.
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[Grayson-Search]


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Another day of searching also turned up nothing in the case of the missing boy from Grayson County.
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More than one hundred volunteers searched this weekend for five year old Logan Bowman.
Logan has not been seen or heard from since January 8th and investigators fear he is dead.
Searchers concentrated their efforts this weekend in the area near where Logan lived.
The sheriff says no future searches are planned until concrete leads come in.
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[D'ville-Shooting]


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A Lynchburg man was injured after being shot twice in Danville last night. Police say 24-year old John David Ashley was shot once in the left shoulder and once in the right.
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[TAKE 101ESSC FS - MAP] Officials say it happened when Ashley was waiting for friends in the parking lot of Mr. T's on Ridge Street. Friends drove him to Danville Regional Hospital where he was treated and released.
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[TAKE 4083 FS] Police have no suspects - but say the case is still under investigation. If you have any information about the shooting, call the Danville Crimeline at 434-799-0000.
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[Gas-Prices]


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The prices keep going up at the gas pump.
Nationally gas prices went up by five cents a gallon over the past two weeks.
The average price including all grades and taxes was about 1.75 a gallon.
The Lundberg Survey says some parts of the country did see price stability while other parts including California saw prices jump almost 14 cents.
Don't expect lower gas prices anytime soon. The Survery says prices are likely to remain high until the international crisis with Iraq is settled.
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Still to come on the newscast, another round of tuition increases seems likely for students at Virginia Tech.
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and it doesn't look like it's worth more than fifty cents, but a small investment is paying off big for one man. We'll have that story straight ahead.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, UVA tries to end a 7 game skid by sweeping Maryland on senior night. Duke and Carolina mix it up in Blue Heaven, and the Liberty Flames can add another trophy to the case. Plus Bobby Labonte and Jeff Gordon stage a spectacular finish in Atlanta. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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There are reports that North Korea has test-fired a missile. South Korea's defense ministry says the missile was fired into the sea off North Korea's east coast. There had been indications that North Korea was planning to fire a missile. The Pentagon had earlier cited a warning to ships to stay out of a sector of the Sea of Japan from Saturday to Tuesday. The test, the second in two weeks, comes amid escalating tensions over the North's refusal to scrap its nuclear weapons program.

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More than 100 people were hurt tonight-- some critically-- when two tour buses collided in California.
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The crash happened on Interstate 15 which runs from Las Vegas into California. Officials say one of the buses rear- ended the other as it was headed towards Los Angeles. Helicopters flew in from Fort Irwin to help ambulances and buses transport the injured. No fatalities have been reported. South- bound traffic is backed up for about 20 miles.
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[Gatlinburg]


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A rockslide caused quite a scare for shoppers in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
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Part of a mountain gave way sending rocks crashing into a grocery store.
No one inside was hurt, but many customers were startled.
The rockslide took out a 25 foot section of the store wall in the Food City shopping center.
City engineers are investigating to figure out how the rock slide happened.
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[Rare-Coin]


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A hundred years ago it was only worth 50- cents, but today it's worth a small fortune and it's all because of a flaw.
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An Illinois coin collector recently bought a rare 1878 half dollar. The man paid 800- dollars for the coin, but later learned it's worth much more. The back of the coin displays an image of a leaf clutched by the claws of an eagle. It's valuable because it has a flaw called a 'dull strike.' The corrected version of the coin has a 'sharper strike.'
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((FRANK ZAPUSHEK/COIN OWNER: AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE IT'S DEFINITELY THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY CAREER. THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. IT'S A NATURAL ADRENALINE RUN THAT FEELS VERY GOOD.))
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There's also a good chance his adrenaline will be running high when he takes the coin to auction. The opening bid is set at 100- thousand dollars, but the coin could draw as much as one MILLION dollars.
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Up ahead on News 7 at 11, we'll take you to a rodeo that has a different sort of a bite.
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and also it is a display of art that will blow you away. Thousands of balloons serve as the canvas for an exhibition of hot air.
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[BOV-Tech]


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Virginia Tech students are most likely going to end up facing another tuition increase.
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The Board of Visitors met today to discuss raising tuition by more than four percent.
That would increase the total package at Tech by 363 dollars next year.
Students are already dealing with a more than one thousand dollar increase from last year.
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((LARRY HINCKER/VT SPOKESPERSON: THE STATE OF VIRGINIA HAS DRASTICALLY REDUCED ITS APPROPRIATIONS AND SUPPORT FOR HIGHER EDUCATION OVER THE LAST YEAR. AT VIRGINIA TECH FOR EXAMPLE WE LOST 62 MILLION DOLLARS THIS YEAR ALONE. WE'LL LOSE MORE NEXT YEAR, ALMOST 11 MILLION DOLLARS SO TUITION IS RISING PARTIALLY TO OFFSET SOME OF THOSE COSTS.))
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The board will also consider a proposal to ban smoking in all dorms on campus.
Currently, a student can smoke if their roommate agrees to it.
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((ASHLEY FOX/VT STUDENT: IT'S YOUR ROOM, WHY ARE THEY GOING TO STEP INTO YOUR ROOM THAT WE PAY FOR, THE ROOM AND BOARD A LOT OF MONEY, WHY ARE THEY GOING TO STEP IN THERE AND TELL YOU CAN'T SMOKE.))
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A survey recently done on campus revealed a majority of students want smoking banned from the dorms.
The Board of Visitors will vote Monday afternoon on that proposal and the plan to raise tuition.
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[Gods-Premiere]


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It may not be a box office hit, but the movie Gods and Generals is paying off in other ways.
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V-M-I recently hosted the Virginia premiere for the civil war drama.
More than 400-people attended the event which raised roughly 37-thousand dollars.
After expenses, organizers hope to have 25-thousand dollars.
That money will now be divided among the Stonewall Jackson House, Lee Chapel, V-M-I Museum, Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, and the Ron Maxwell Civil War Center.
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[Rattlesnake]


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Most people try to steer clear of rattlesnakes, but in
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Savannah, Georgia they round them up every year for the Rattlesnake roundup.
The event's grown larger every yer.
It was originally started to control the rattlesnake population.
Now the event is educate the public and to milk the snakes for their venom- which is then used for anti venom.
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((EDUCATE ALL OUR VISITORS HERE AND WHAT NOT TO DO AND IT'S BEST TO AVOID SNAKES IF YOU COME INTO CONTACT WITH THEM.))


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No harm is done to the snakes and they're released back into the wild.
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[Balloon-Fest]


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[there is an anchor tag on this!!!]
Some Midwesterners who were up in the air over what to do today went to the Festival of Balloons.
That's where balloon artists from around the world showed their creations- not made of paint or clay. These works of art are made of balloons.
Chelsea Irving has details.
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((IT'S PROBABLY THE ONLY PLACE WHERE PIGS REALLY DO FLY... GUMBALLS ARE THE SIZE OF YOUR HEAD. AND BEING FULL OF HOT AIR IS A GOOD THING. THE 19TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF BALLOONS DREW OVER SEVEN THOUSAND VERY IMPRESSED PEOPLE . SHARON PRATT "Its an eye opening experience to see the amazing things they can do with balloons." CHELSEA IRVING: Designers from all over the world took part in the large sculpture competition and this is the winning entry - a ferris wheel created by a team from Italy. WITH IT'S LIFE-LIKE RIDERS AND MOVING PARTS, IT WAS DEFIANTLY A WINNER WITH KIDS. I like the ferris wheel because it's really weird to see balloons go in a circle and see balloons like that."
THIS BALLOON CAR WAS ANOTHER BIG DRAW FOR THE LITTLE ONES. AND THIS B MURAL MADE FROM 7-THOUSAND BALLOONS IMPRESSED THE YOUNG AT HEART. WILLIAMS "It brings out the kid in all of us. CREATIONS OF A SMALLER SCALE WERE ALSO DISPLAYED. DESIGNERS FROM 30 COUNTRIES COMPETED IN THE CENTERPIECE CATEGORY, BUT 2ND PLACE WENT TO THIS MOTHERS DAY ENTRY BY A JULIA WAGNER OF SUBURBAN ELMHURST. WAGNER "I wanted to cry it was so exciting I couldn't believe it I couldn't sleep all night.") )
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Once the doors closed on the festival, organizers proceeded to pop each balloon.

[S-UVA]


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Mired in their typical March swoon, the Virginia Cavaliers somehow dug down deep on senior night and ended a 7 game losing skid against Maryland, sweeping the season series with the Terps.
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Travis Watson was honored in a pregame ceremony for his accomplishments over the last four years.
But another senior Jason Rogers stole the show. The Staunton product scored 12 points and played solid defense. Not bad for a guy who had played only 14 minutes all season.
Virginia up by five at the half. In the second half, Steve Blake made the great dish to Ryan Randle tying the game at 73 and sending it to overtime.
In the extra session, Travis Watson scored on the putback of the Elton Brown miss, but the Cavs weren't out of the woods yet. Drew Nicolas missed a deep three. And then Blake misfired at the horn and
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Virginia survived to win it 80 to 78. They'll get the 6th seed in the tourney and face #3 Duke Friday night.
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[S-Duke]


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And then there was that little showdown in Chapel Hill between Duke and North Carolina.
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The Dean Dome was rockin' for this one this afternoon.
J-J Redick did his part for Duke knocking down 12 points in the game.
Things heated up midway thru the second half when Dahntay Jones caught Raymond Felton with an elbow. Felton was bloodied, and Matt Doherty stepped in. That's when the Duke bench got involved. Cooler heads did prevail however.
[SUPER=33-Duke/79/North Carolina/82/;]

Rashad McCants scored 26 points and Carolina pulled the upset 82 to 79, but not until after this heave by Jones was ruled to have come after the buzzer.
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[S-Cavs]


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On the women's side today, Debbie Ryan's Virginia team ran into North Carolina in the ACC semifinals, and the Heels were able to survive and advance to Monday's championship against Duke.
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[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Comcast Sports Net; :00]


To Greensboro we go where Cherisse Graham was on fire in the first half. She lit it up to the tune of 19 first half points for the Cavs on her way to a career high 36. But UNC took a 44-41 lead to the locker room.
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In the second half, Carolina pulled away. Lea Metcalf with the three and the Heels advance 88 to 78..
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech Women moved into the Big East Tournament Semifinals. Bonnie Henrickson got 20 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 blocks from Ieva Kublina. Chrystal Starling chipped in with 18 and Dawn Chriss scored a career high 14 points as Tech knocked off 23rd ranked Boston College 74 to 70 in overtime. Next up a date with top ranked and unbeaten Connecticut on Monday at 5.

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The Liberty Women won their 22nd straight game this afternoon, but it wasn't just any game. It was the final of the Big South Tournament against High Point, and it clinched the Flames record tying 7th consecutive league title.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/ESPN Plus; :00]


Coach Carey Green's club extended the nation's third longest winning streak.
Krystal Tharp scored 12 first half points and Katie Feenstra had eleven as the Flames led 43 to 32 at the break.
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In the second half, more Feenstra. This time she works for a hard earned bucket off the window and in. The Big South Player of the Year scored 28 points and had 13 rebounds as Liberty claimed the trophy beating High Point 84 to 71.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Carey Green/Liberty Head Coach; :03]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=it feels great."]
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-142 TC5104]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


If Bobby Labonte had his way, he'd probably like to race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway every week of the season. Today the 38 year old Labonte won for the 6th time in the past 14 races at the track.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hampton, GA/Fox Sports; :00]


The first 135 laps of the MBNA Bass Pro Shops 500 were caution free.
It wasn't a good day for Roush drivers. Both Mark Martin and Kurt Busch suffered blown engines bringing their days to premature ends.
Later, Rusty Wallace got up close and personal with the wall. Rusty recovered to finish 15th.
With just 10 laps to go, Labonte got past Jeff Gordon with a little bump and run. Labonte led 172 of the 325 laps and cruised to the victory, his first of the season and the 20th of his career.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/6th Career Win at Atlanta; :06]
[SUPEr=01-Jeff Gordon/Finished 2nd; :19]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=very, very strong all day."]
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[WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556;]
[SUPER=X5013;]
[SUPER=0106-1. Bobby Labonte//2. Jeff Gordon//3. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//4. Matt Kenseth//5. Tony Stewart//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-6. Elliott Sadler//7. Jimmy Spencer//8. Dave Blaney//9. Joe Nemechek//10. Ryan Newman//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-11. Johnny Benson//12. Ricky Craven//13. Greg Biffle//14. Sterling Marlin//15. Rusty Wallace//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-16. Steve Park//17. Robby Gordon//18. Ward Burton//19. Kevin Harvick//20. Terry Labonte//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-21. Dale Jarrett//22. Jeremy Mayfield//23. Casey Mears//24. Tony Raines//25. Jeff Green//;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=.....last driver."]

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