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Coming up on News 7-
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Celebrating Elizabeth Smart's return- while investigators release new details about the case.
The jets will be taking off again at one local airport.
Plus the Dixie Chicks bash the President and take a back lashing for it.
And in case you haven't had enough, all the hoop highlights-
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[Talent=Jean]


A late version of News 7 coming up next.

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((I WANT YOU TO KNOW I AM THE LUCKIEST MOTHER IN THE WORLD. I AM SO HAPPY AND SO THRILLED.))
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Elizabeth Smart's mother joins a celebration tonight for Elizabeth's safe return.
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[Smart]


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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
While the celebration goes on- so does the investigation.
Now authorities say an attempted burglary at a cousins house may have been linked to Elizabeth's kidnapping.
Jennifer Miller is in Salt Lake City as more details in this case come out.
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[SUPER=01-Lois Smart/Mother; :11]
[SUPER=01-Aaron Kennard/Salt Lake City Sheriff; :27]
[SUPER=01-Rebecca Mitchell/Stepdaughter; 1:00]
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((In the same park where nine months ago family and friends and even strangers prayed for Elizabeth Smart's safety, they celebrated her return. Lois Smart/Mom: But amid the relief there is realization the Smart families nightmare could have been even worse. Investigators are connecting an attempted burglary at a cousins house to Elizabeth's kidnapping. Sheriff Aaron Kennard, Salt Lake City: The break-in was foiled, but authorities are considering whether Brian Mitchell, the man accused of stealing Elizabeth was also targeting her favorite cousin, 18 year old Jessica Wright. Sheriff Aaron Kennard, Salt Lake City: As Mitchell and his wife await charges, officials are releasing new details about Mitchell's radical lifesytle. He was a self-proclaimed prophet and polygamist, ex-communicated by the Mormon Church. His ex-wife and daughter say he was controlling and abusive: Rebecca Mitchell/Stepdaughter: He molested me and my siblings for the entire time they were married. And Mitchell's manifesto alludes to a vision he was to take on seven wives - It is possible Elizabeth was chosen to be the first. Tonight Salt Lake City's mayor is creating a panel to review how police handled or perhaps mishandled the investigation. Mitchell had been in police in custody in San Diego and Salt Lake City twice during Elizabeth's disappearance.))

[First-Night]


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Blacksburg's First Night may have seen its last night.
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The town says it will most likely cut the New Year's Eve celebration from next year's budget, to make up for a 45-thousand dollar deficit. Blacksburg's First Night began three years ago, but since then it has been lacking support. In addition to cutting the event, the town may also suspend it quarterly newsletter, About Town, which costs about 30-thousand dollars a year. Council members expect to make a final decision on both activities next month.
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[L'burg-Airport]


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It's been more than a decade since regional jets serviced the Lynchburg airport.. now a half-million dollar federal grant is working to change that.
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Starting in May, Delta A-S-A will upgrade its local fleet on its three daily round-trips to Atlanta.
[SUPER=04-Courtesy: Delta Connection; ]


Instead of turbo-prop airplanes, passengers will enjoy faster, more comfortable service on these 50-seat jets.
The money will ensure Delta at least "breaks even" for the first year.
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((MARK COURTNEY/LYNCHBURG AIRPORT MANAGER: WE'RE LOSING 17 PERCENT OF OUR TRAFFIC TO ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT, AND ROANOKE DOES NOT HAVE A LOW-FARE AIRLINE. AND WE'RE LOSING THEM BECAUSE OF PROBLEMS WITH SEAT AVAILABILITY, AND PROBLEMS WITH FARE DISPARITIES THAT SHOULD NOT BE.))
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The regional jet service will start May 4th.
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[Shuttle]


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One month after Columbia broke apart, NASA is making plans to return other shuttles to orbit. NASA engineers have been told to quickly make changes recommended by Columbia investigators. And space shuttles could return to space as early as this fall.
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[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Center, FL;]

In the meantime, more debris from Columbia arrived at the Kennedy Space Center today. A giant grid has been created in a hanger to help the reconstruction team. So far almost 30- thousand pieces of the shuttle have been positively identified.
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[Iraq]


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President Bush will head to the (A-zore) Azore islands on Sunday to meet with world leaders about Iraq.
As he heads to that meeting, some United Nations weapons inspectors are leaving Baghdad-
Chris Lawrence now with the latest from Kuwait.
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((IN THE LATEST SIGN OF IMMINENT WAR U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS BOARDED PLANES LEAVING BAGHDAD. BUT PRESIDENT BUSH HASN'T GIVEN UP ON DIPLOMACY JUST YET. ON SUNDAY, HE'LL MEET WITH THE PRIME MINISTERS OF BRITAIN AND SPAIN... IN THE AZORES OFF THE COAST OF PORTUGAL. THEYLL TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO SELL A RESOLUTION -- THAT SO FAR -- THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL ISN'T BUYING. CONDOLEEZZA RICE/NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR: "Sooner or later, the United Nations Security Council has got to act or not act." BY TUESDAY THE WHITE HOUSE EXPECTS THE COUNCIL TO VOTE ON THE RESOLUTION OR WITHDRAW IT. IF IT CANT SET A NEW DEADLINE PRESIDENT BUSH WILL ISSUE HIS OWN ULTIMATUM. U-S FORCES SAY SADDAM MAY STRIKE FIRST SO AMERICAN TROOPS ARE DEFENDING THEMSELVES WITH THE MOST ADVANCED WEAPONS IN THE WORLD. CHRIS LAWRENCE/KUWAIT: For many of the young Marines, its the first time theyve seen the full force of the Corps massed up and working towards one mission. THEY FIRED A NEW MISSILE THAT FLIES LOW OVER THE BATTLEFIELD UNTIL IT SENSES ARMOR. AND THEN IT PIERCES THE THINNEST PART OF THE VEHICLE. GUNNER DAVE DUNFY/U.S. MARINE: "Once it punches through the armor, it's just going to expand in a fireball basically inside the vehicle." AND AT NIGHT -- MARINES TRAIN ON THE NEW "JAVELIN" SYSTEM WITH MISSILES THAT COST 80-THOUSAND DOLLARS EACH. BUT IF IT PROTECTS AMERICAN LIVES ...TROOPS ARE THE FIRST TO SAY IT'S MONEY WELL SPENT. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT.))

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Some people give up sweets this time of year for Lent, but some Virginia college students are giving up ALL food in protest of a possible war with Iraq.
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((MATT LANCASTER/WILLIAM AND MARY STUDENT: I'M HUNGRY BUT IN AN EMOTIONAL SENSE I'M VERY WELL FED AND I'M VERY PROUD.)) [***NO SUPER***]
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About 60 people at the College of William and Mary fasted for 34- hours. "Community for Peace Action" organized the event which concluded tonight with a vigil followed by a dinner. But, students want to stress the protest is NOT anti- American.
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((LISA SNEAD/WILLIAM AND MARY STUDENT: WE'RE NOT ANITI- MILITARY, WE'RE NOT OPPOSING OUR BOYS THAT ARE OVER THERE OR HOWEVER YOU WANT TO SAY IT. WE'RE OPPOSING BUSH'S PUSH FOR WAR.)) ((MATT LANCASTER/WILLIAM AND MARY STUDENT: IT'S PATRIOTIC TO WANT PEACE, IT'S PATRIOTIC TO QUESTION, IT'S PATRIOTIC TO DISSENT.))
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Students also collected health kits to be sent to the Iraqi people.
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[Dixie-Chicks]


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The Dixie Chicks tune "Traveling Soldier" is the Number One country song in the nation.
But criticism of President Bush has some radio stations banning the Chicks music.
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This week, lead singer Natalie Maines told a London audience the group was ashamed that the president was from their home state of Texas.
Now two Dallas stations have stopped playing their songs.
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((MARK DAVIS/WBAP RADIO; I LOVE THEM SO MUCH AND THAT'S WHY I AM JUST AS DISGUSTED AS I CAN POSSIBLY BE.))
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Maines is apologizing for her remark, saying she was disrespectful.
She also says she's a proud American, and wants to see all other options exhausted before the lives of Iraqi children and American soldiers are lost in an attack.
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[Country-Music]


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Meanwhile another country music song supporting war is climbing the charts.
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((I HEAR PEOPLE SAYING WE DON'T NEED THIS WAR, BUT I SAY THERE SOME THINGS WORTH FIGHTING FOR.))
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In the song, Singer Daryl (Whirl-ey) Worley asks anti war protesters and Hollywood types if they've forgotten 9-11 and how it felt that day.
After only a couple of weeks, the song is up to number six on the country charts.
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[Mansion]


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The future looks bright for a piece of Danville's past.
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The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History is located in the old Southerlin Mansion.
Recently, the museum upgraded and renovated its annex building to help provide better educational opportunities in the city.
A bequest from the estate of John and Ruby Swanson helped pay for the project.
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((LYNNE BJARNESEN/DANVILLE MUSEUM: IT'S ENABLING US TO DO MORE PROGRAMS TO DO ALL THE NECESSARY THINGS TO PUBLICIZE TO, TO DO TEACHER'S PACKETS, IT ENABLES US TO DO ALL THE THINGS TO PUT OUR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TOGETHER.))
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The annex building has been renamed the Swanson Studios.
The public is invited to a dedication ceremony tomorrow at Eleven.
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They've been taking fire most of the week for their decision to end affimative action at Virginia Tech.
Now members of the board of visitors are speaking out. We'll hear from one of them next.
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And after 11 months, actor Robert Blake is out of jail, but he's still not off the hook.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the ultra-balanced ACC tournament is full of tight games in upsets in the quarterfinal round. Highlights from all four of today's games are on the way, plus Maryland assistant Dave Dickerson makes his case for the Tech job, and the Express welcomes John Brophy back to town tonight right here on the Big 7.))

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They've been in hot water all this week. Now, a member of Virginia Tech's board of visitors is speaking out about the decision to eliminate affirmative action.

New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens has more.
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((Pulaski attorney, T-Rodman Layman took part in Monday's vote--a vote that has created a wave of controversy.
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[RUNS15] ((CERTAINLY VIRGINIA TECH WANTS TO BE A DIVERSE CAMPUS AND WE WANT TO ASSIST THEM AND ACCOMODATE THAT 46:37 IT'S JUST THAT WE'RE FOLLOWING THE ADVICE OF OUR LAWYER 46:41)) Layman say the board was NOT pressured to eliminate affirmative action from its admissions and hiring policies, but it didn't want to go against state and federal laws.
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[RUNS20] (( AND THE STATE LAW PROVIDES THAT ALL STATE AGENCIES HAVE AS THEIR ATTORNEY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE AND IN FACT WE'RE BOUND TO INTERPRET THE LAW AS THEY TELL US IT SHOULD BE INTERPRETED 44:28)) Layman would not comment on why the board did NOT open the issue for discussion. It's decision has gotten a heap of criticism from students, faculty and even Governor Mark Warner, who says the board acted prematurely.
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[RUNS:14] (( THE BOV WANTS TO PROMOTE THE UNVIERSITY IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE AND WE WANT, IT'S CERTAINLY OUR DESIRE TO BE ON THE SAME PAGE WITH BOTH THE GOVERNOR AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IF POSSIBLE 51:30)) Layman says the matter could be revisited after the Supreme Court's decision in a case concerning the University of Michigan's affirmative action policy. But, until then, the policy will remain as is. And during that time, the board can expect even more opposition from groups like the Student Government Association which says it will consider legal action against the university if the policy isn't changed. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Blacksburg.))
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[Bioterrorism]


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Virginia is another step closer to being prepared for a chemical and biological attack.
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Seven mobile decontamination facilities are being stationed around the state, including one in Danville and Roanoke.
If the area was hit by chemical or biological weapons, the facility would be used to decontaminate a large number of people.
The mobile facilities cost 30-thousand dollars and are paid for through federal and state grants.
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[Bank-Robbery]


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Still no sign of the man who robbed a Salem bank today.
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Police say the man walked into the Sun Trust Bank on West Main Street this afternoon, and handed a note to the teller.
He demanded money and said he was armed.
The teller gave the robber an undisclosed amount of cash, and he ran off.
The suspect is white, between 40 and 50 years old, wore a dark leather jacket and a baseball cap.
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[Blake]


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Robert Blake is out of jail tonight.
The 69 year old actor posted the one and half million dollars bail and left the downtown Los Angeles jail.
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((ROBERT BLAKE/ACTOR: I'M GOING GO TO GO SLEEP FOR THREE OR FOUR DAYS, THIS IS NOT MY DAY, IT'S NOT THE FATHER'S DAY, THIS IS GOD'S DAY, HE'S NEVER LET ME DOWN IN MY LIFE, I NEVER THOUGHT I'D MAKE 11 MONTHS IN A CEMENT BOX BUT I'M HERE.))

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Blake says he's had an exquisite life with incredible highs and lows- and he would not trade it for anything.
Blake's charged with murdering his wife Bonny Lee Bakley.
He will be monitored electronically at his home and he was required to surrender his passport.
Bakley was shot to death in 2001 after a dinner out with Blake.
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[Chicago-Blaze]


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A massive blaze today at a redi-mix concrete company near Chicago.
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Fire started at the Accurate Concrete Company and quickly spread to engulfing the building in flames.
The sign on the building says the company makes roof trusses.
A huge plume of smoke could be seen for miles.
No one was hurt in this fire though and the cause is not yet known.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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An area school is in for a big addition.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And the weather's getting nicer... and Roanokers have a new place to get out and enjoy it.
We'll show you.
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[Commercial]

[Andrew-Lewis]


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The science program may benefit the most from renovations to Salem's Andrew Lewis Middle School.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]

City council today joined members of the school board and a handful of students in breaking ground on a multimillion dollar construction project at the school. The expansion will add a cafeteria and updated media center, increase the size of the library and create new learning space.
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((WAYNE TRIPP/SALEM SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: TWENTY-SIX CLASSROOMS WILL BE ADDED, TWELVE OF THOSE WILL BE SCIENCE CLASSROOMS. OUR PRESENT CLASSROOMS ARE NOT DESIGNED FOR SCIENCE - THEY'RE NOT PLUMBED, NOT LARGE ENOUGH. WE DON'T HAVE SCIENCE PREP ROOMS. ALL THOSE THINGS WILL BE CORRECTED.))
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Tripp says the final cost of the project will top 10-million dollars. Salem recently implemented a cigarette tax to help foot the bill. The completed school is expected to be dedicated in Fall 2005.
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[Greenway]


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Some local students are welcoming a new greenway in their backyard.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

A section of the Murray Run Greenway is being completed behind Patrick Henry High School. The bicycle pedestrian path connects five-schools all the way to Virginia Western's Arboretum. The path is part of 51-greenway routes planned for the Valley, 10 or 12 of which are under construction.
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((LIZ BELCHER/ROANOKE VALLEY GREENWAY COORD.; VOLUNTEERS HAVE BUILT MOST OF IT AND THE CORPORATIONS ARE DONATING EVERYTHING THAT WE'RE SEEING HERE TODAY AS THEY PUT IN THIS SECTION.))
[SUPER=01-Liz Belcher/Roanoke Valley Greenway Coord.;]
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Lanford and Adams Construction are among those who donated materials and time. Greenway officials say the path is already being used by many students and people in the neighborhood.
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[S-Extra]


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Highlights of all four games from a wild day in the ACC, plus Travis Wells joins us from Greensboro with profile of Maryland assistant Dave Dickerson. And Express highlights are on the way as well after we check tonight's scores.
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[S-UVa]


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One of the more entertaining quarterfinal rounds of play in the past decade highlights yesterday's action at the 50th ACC men's tournament in Greensboro - that many of you hopefully saw here on Your Hometown Station. The final game of the day featured Duke and Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Raycom-JP; :00]

My homeboy from Staunton Jason Rogers got his second straight start as he responded early with a big dunk for the Cavs. He then feeds Todd Billet. The jumper won't go but Derrick Byars is right there for the tip-in. UVa led most of the first half. But Daniel Ewing and Dahntay Jones would lead the Blue Devils back into it. Virginia 30, Duke 29 at halftime. Virginia was still in it with 6:55 to go, when Travis Watson was mysteriously whistled for his fifth foul on this play. Ewing and Jones continued to carry the game after that.
[super=33-Duke/83/Virginia/76;]

Ewing finished with a game high 32 points. Duke wins it 83 to 76.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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Virginia finishes the year 15-and-15. Pete Gillen still has never won as ACC Tournament game.

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The night session in Greensboro began with the most unlikely of upsets. On February 22nd, Maryland beat North Carolina by 40 points.
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[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Raycom-JP; :00]

So when sharp shooter Drew Nicholas dropped in 15 points in the first half there was no reason to think this game would be any different. But Jawad Williams had other plans. The Tarheels' talented forward scored a career high 25 points as Carolina turned a close game into a 12 point upset win.
[super=33-North Carolina/84/Maryland/72;]

Carolina beats Maryland 84-to-72 and will play again today in the second semi-final against Duke.
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[S-Wake]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Raycom-JP; :00]

The tournament's quarterfinal Friday tipped off at Noon yesterday with top seeded Wake Forest taking on Florida State.
The last place Seminoles beat Clemson last night and gave the Demon Deacons all they wanted and more today. Wake didn't take its first lead until the 13 minute mark of the second half.
[super=33-Florida State/61/Wake Forest/69;]

But Wake advances to today's semi-finals with the 69-to-61 win.
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[S-State]


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[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Raycom-JP; :00]

Wake will now take on North Carolina State. The Pack got a serious challenge from Chris Bosh and the Yellow Jackets yesterday afternoon in the second quarterfinal. But State wins and advances with the 71-to-65 victory.
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The Pack will now play Wake Forest this afternoon in the final four.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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The semi-finals begin right here on Your Hometown Station today at 1:30.

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[ANCHOR=mike]
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Maryland's first round exit will do little to tarnish the star of Terrapin assistant coach Dave Dickerson. Travis Wells says that Dickerson has paid his dues and a head coaching job is just around the corner - possibly at Virginia Tech.
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[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dave Dickerson/Maryland Assistant Coach; :21]
[SUPER=@travis1; :38]
[SUPER=01-Steve Blake/Maryland Point Guard; :55]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]

((Being an assistant coach in the nation's top college hoops conference is no picnic. But former Radford University and James Madison assistant Dave Dickerson has managed just fine. He's played a part in 173 Terrapin victories as a coach.
Dave:
Travis: Dickerson played for the Terps from 1986 to 1989 appearing in 4 ACC Tournaments and 4 NCAA Tournament games. And perhaps that's his biggest asset, allowing him to relate pretty well to the players.
Steve: Dave:
While he waits for his shot as a bench boss, Dickerson is intent on getting the Terps back to the Final Four for a thir

d straight year. In Greensboro, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))[S-Cave]


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[TAPE#=SP-149 1845TC]
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Two local teams are still in the hunt to bring home state titles this weekend. Cave Spring beat Graham in overtime Thursday night and will now battle Brunswick for the Group Two A championship today at 3 in Lynchburg. For the Knights - it's deja vu - all over again.
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[SUPER=01-Billy Hicks/Looking for Second State Title; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=...A LOT OF FUN."]
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[S-Radford]


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The Radford Bobcats also hope to bring home the gold this afternoon. The Bobcats play defending champ Nandua at the Vines Center at one. Radford coach Rick Cormany has a unique of gauging his team's postseason success.
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[IN Q=You know...]
[SUPER=01-Rick Cormany/Radford High Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=...accomplished something!]
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[S-Express]


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[WRITER=mst]
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The Roanoke Express opened up a two game weekend home stand last night against the Wheeling Nailers.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Nailers vs. Express; :00]

The always entertaining John Brophy was deep into thought a good 10 minutes before face-off last night. Roanoke would get Brophy's attention early in the opening period as Cam Bristow rips in the one timer from straight on. 1-to-nothing Roanoke. Wheeling would come back later in the first period as Mark Major is in the right place at the right time to ram home the deflection. It's 1-all. Roanoke gets the lead back as Frank Novock keeps the goalie from clearing the puck and he assists Shawn Limpright. Novock also had two goals.
[super=38-Wheeling/2/Roanoke/4;]

The Express wins it 4-to-2. They are back home tonight hosting Reading.
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[S-Qualify]


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The Winston Cup drivers are trying to tame theLady in Black this weekend at Darlington.
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[SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/Fox-Net; :00]

Elliott Sadler won the pole for Sunday's Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 today. Sadler's hot lap of 170 point 147 miles an hour gives him his first career pole.
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[GO TO CHYRON GRID] [GO TO BOARDS] [WIPE TO MOTION]
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[SUPER=0107-1. Elliott Sadler/170.147/2. Ryan Newman/169.374/3. Jerry Nadeau//4. Jimmy Spencer//5. Jeff Gordon//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Kurt Busch//7. Ward Burton//8. Sterling Marlin//9. Michael Waltrip//10. Todd Bodine//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Jeremy Mayfield//12. Matt Kenseth//13. Rusty Wallace//14. Jimmie Johnson//15. Ken Schrader//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//17. Greg Biffle//18. Dave Blaney//19. Jamie McMurray//20. Bobby Labonte//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Kenny Wallace//22. Johnny Benson//23. Mike Skinner//24. Casey Mears//25. Bill Elliott//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. John Andretti//27. Mark Martin//28. Tony Stewart//29. Terry Labonte//30. Robby Gordon//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Ricky Craven//32. Jeff Green//33. Kevin Harvick//34. Jack Sprague//35. Steve Park//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Dale Jarrett//37. Jeff Burton/Prov/38. Joe Nemechek/Prov/39. Ricky Rudd/Prov/40. Kyle Petty/Prov/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Tony Raines/Prov/42. Larry Foyt/Prov/43. Brett Bodine/Prov/;]
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[OUT Q=.....last driver."]
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