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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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[VO-NAT]

An American soldier is the prime suspect in an attack on fellow soldiers.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Iraq-Latest]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Flags]

Soldiers at a camp in Kuwait have come under attack and there are injuries. But this was NOT a terrorist attack-- the military says an American soldier is the chief suspect in this attack. Chris Lawrence joins us from Kuwait with details-- and the latest on the rest of the war.
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[IN Q=More than a ]
[SUPER=203-Kuwait City; ]
[SUPER=201-Col. Ben Hodges/101st C.O.; ]
[SUPER=203-Baghdad; ]
[SUPER=203-Umm Qasr; ]
[SUPER=201-Gen. Tommy Franks;]
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((More than a dozen. soldiers ...from the 101st Airborne have been wounded by an apparent attack from within. Three grenades were tossed into several tents at Camp Pennsylvania in the Kuwaiti desert and now a sergeant with the 101st is the chief suspect. Some inside the 101st say the soldier went missing shortly before the attack and was discovered hiding in a bunker nearby.
SOT: Col. Ben Hodges/101st C.O.

He is detained, and he's being interrogated right now.
(Nat: Bangs from Baghdad)

In Iraq, the massive bombing of Baghdad continues...500 cruise missiles in just one day. It's not clear what the specific targets re...but massive columns of smoke fill the air.
(Nat: Bombing site)

Meanwhile, coalition forces are skimming across the desert towards central Iraq with minimal opposition..they are now over half way to Baghdad. The U.S. Third Infantry has skirmished with Iraqi Troops near the Euphrates river but the fight has been called "small-scale." In port city of Umm Qasr, U.S. Marines say they are now in control... (Nat: Soldiers Umm Qasr) In Basra, Allied Forces were met with some artillery and machine gun fire but are hoping to negotiate an Iraqi surrender.
SOT: Unnamed Soldier: "Got to get your head in the game and stay focused."

And while the troops continue their plunge into Iraq, the Pentagon remains optimistic on the final outcome.
SOT: General Tommy Franks

...our troops are performing as we expected magnificently))



[War-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=War Homefront]

In other war news... Protesters demonstrated in several major cities across the United States today, shutting down traffic. But this time fewer ended up in jail. Elizabeth Sanchez reports from New York where the largest anti-war rally took place.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat: People in the streets say No War]
[SUPER=203-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=201-Elizabeth Sanchez/CBS News; :49]
[SUPER=201-Ray Kelly/New York Police Chief; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS News, New York.]

((Nat: People in the streets say No War Nat: fast/pro chant. From New York to California, demonstrators FOR and AGAINST war in Iraq took to the streets. Elena Acosta, theyre wrong what theyre doing to people in Iraq. MOS I don't like war but it has to be done. For a third day, demonstrators shut down the streets of San Francisco. But protectors appeared more peaceful and fewer ended up in the hands of police. Along New Yorks Broadway, the largest rally..... tens of thousands....put on an anti-war show...including several actors. Tourist snapped pictures as protestors raised their banners...and voices. "Violence never solves any problems and I think war is wrong." Police clashed with demonstrators and made several arrests. Stand Up: Elizabeth Sanchez reporting. Hundreds of uniformed and plainclothes police officers are along the protest route. The NYPD's wartime security demands are being tested. They've been protecting the landmarks, streets and subways since the war began.
Ray Kelly, NY Police Commisioner 'Its safe as far as the threat of terrorism is concerned. But there are no guarantees. In the Nation's capital...the White House got few hundred visitors...maybe not the type the President would welcome...but he wasnt' there to hear them..he is at Camp David.
nat sot: PRO WAR demos

Across the country, smaller groups rallied in support of the war...in the midwest..patriotism and pride were on display.. From coast to coast - protesters say until the war ends...the streets will be be their battle-ground. Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS News, New York.))

[Bluegrass]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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A gathering closer to home today had a more musical feel...
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Hundreds of people attended the First Battalion Bluegrass Show at the Bedford Armory tonight. Tickets were 15 dollars at the door. All proceeds from the show are going to support the one-116th Infantry Family Support Group. That's an organization dedicated to help the families of service members in case of emergency while their spouses are overseas.
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[Pen-Pals]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-15 TC-2:09:34]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]

Long before the war began, some Radford University students started a writing campaign. But this group isn't protesting the war-- they're supporting our troops in a big way. Justin McLeod explains.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=201-Michelle Koehler/Tri Sigma President; :19]
[SUPER=201-Lindsay Richardson/Tri Sigma Member; :34]
[SUPER=201-Mollie Bonniwell/Tri Sigma Member; :51]
[SUPER=201-Michelle Waters/Tri Sigma Member; 1:14]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Radford]

((((NAT SOUND OF GIRL SAYING "ALL THE STUDENTS ARE SERIOUS ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON AT 23:57)) ((NAT SOUND OF GIRL SAYING "I'M PROUD TO BE HERE PROTECTING YOUR FREEDOM" AT 21:34)) ((NAT SOUND OF GIRL SAYING "ON BEHALF OF THE MARINES WE APPRECIATE THE THOUGHT AND TIME AND THOUGHTFULNESS OF EVERYONE OF YOU" AT 22:49))
These are words of support.
They come from members of the Tri Sigma sorority here at Radford University.
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[IN Q=Each member of]

((MICHELLE KOEHLER/TRI SIGMA PRESIDENT: EACH MEMBER OF OUR ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN PAIRED UP WITH A MARINE IN CHARLIE COMPANY AND THEY'RE WRITING THEM LETTERS ONCE A WEEK.))
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[OUT Q=once a week]


It all began in January.
Since that time, the women have written hundreds of letters to more than a hundred marines stationed overseas.
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[IN Q=It just means a lot]

((LINDSAY RICHARDSON/TRI SIGMA MEMBER: IT JUST MEANS A LOT THAT WE'RE ABLE TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THOSE GUYS AND JUST GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO KEEP THEIR MIND OFF OF IT FOR A LITTLE AWHILE.))
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[OUT Q=a little awhile]


That usually includes sports scores, current events in the U.S., and some have gone as far to send care packages.
A few of the marines have even written back.
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[IN Q=He was just amazed]

((MOLLIE BONNIWELL/TRI SIGMA MEMBER: HE WAS JUST AMAZED THAT SOMEBODY BESIDES HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS WERE SUPPORTING THEM AND HE HAD A LOT OF SUPPORT FROM THE U.S. SO IT MADE HIM EXCITED.))
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[OUT Q=made him excitement]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF WAR COVERAGE ON TV))
It is excitement that has turned to nervousness now that the war is underway.
As the women write this week's letters, they keep a close eye on the tv, some more than others.
[SOT 11:39]
[IN Q=This summer]

((MICHELLE WATERS/TRI SIGMA MEMBER: THIS SUMMER ONE OF MY FRIENDS GOT TO SENT OVER TO IRAQ WHO I HAVE KNOWN FOR A VERY LONG TIME SO THIS HAS HIT ME VERY PERSONABLY.))
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[OUT Q=me very personably]

((NAT SOUND OF GIRL SAYING "IT IS GIVING EVERYONE A GREAT FEELING TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE ALL OUT THERE FIGHTING FOR US." AT 24:00))
The women hope to one day say thank you in person once the marines return home.
Until then, they'll keep writing and showing their support any way they can. ((NAT SOUND OF THE GROUP SAYING AT 15:37 "TRI SIGMA SAYS BEST WISHES TO OUR TROOPS"))
Justin McLeod, News 7, Radford.))

[Southside-Flooding]


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It didn't turn out to be as bad as some had expected, but flooding is still causing problems in Southside. However South Boston has yet to feel the full impact... In a matter of hours, the Dan River is expected to crest at about 12 feet above flood stage in the town. Jennifer Wishon has more.
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[IN Q=In Danville, the swollen]
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[SUPER=@Jennifer1; :17 ]
[SUPER=03-South Boston; :25 ]
[SUPER=01-Don Ellington/Business Owner; :36 ]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Jeff Lane/State Police; 1:05 ]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; 1:14 ]
[SUPER=01-Dean Coates/Homeowner; 1:19 ]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7]

((In Danville, the swollen waters of the Dan River have started to recede. The parking lost of this grocery store was covered with water a few days ago. All that's left behind now is mud and debris. But farther down the road the story is much different. ((NATS OF CARS DRIVING THROUGH PUDDLES))
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[SOT 34:38:05]
[IN Q=Here in South Boston]

((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: HERE IN SOUTH BOSTON THE DAN RIVER HAS COMPLETELY SWALLOWED THE INTERSECTION OF ROUTES 58 AND 501. THAT'S CAUSING A NUISANCE FOR MOTORISTS WHO ARE HAVING TO BE DETOURED, BUT IT'S COSTING BUSINESS OWNERS.))
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[OUT Q=costing business owners]

Officials estimate about a dozen businesses along route 501 have been damaged by flood waters. But even stores that weren't touched by the water still lost customers.
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[SOT 27:35:01]
[IN Q=The water just shuts]

((DON ELLINGTON/BUSINESS OWNER: THE WATER JUST SHUTS YOU DOWN. YOU DON'T HAVE NO TRAFFIC, YOU DON'T HAVE NO BUSINESS AND WHEN YOU IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT HERE YOU KINDOF LIKE IN LAS VEGAS. YOU ROLL THE DICE, YOU DO THE BEST YOU CAN AND HOPE YOU WIN. IF YOU LOSE YOU LOSE, THAT'S JUST A FACT OF BEING IN BUSINESS HERE.))
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[OUT Q=in business here]

Many residents in Southside remember the flooding Hurricane Fran brought in 1996. And while they can't control the weather, town officials were prepared.
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[SOT 26:12:04]
[IN Q=Since '96 we've had]

((SGT. JEFF LANE/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: SINCE '96 WE'VE HAD A LOT OF CONTINGENCY PLANS DRAWN UP TO DEAL WITH THIS TYPE OF FLOODING SITUATION. WE MET EARLIER IN THE WEEK TO DRAW THOSE PLANS UP AND MAKE SURE EVERYONE WAS ON THE SAME PAGE AND WE HAD ALL THE RESOURCES WE NEEDED TO DEAL WITH THIS. ))
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[OUT Q=deal with this]

But according to a Halifax County resident those plans and resources aren't always enough.
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[SOT 37:41:03]
[IN Q=I feel like we're forgotten]

((DEAN COATES/HOMEOWNER: I FEEL LIKE WE'RE FORGOTTEN HERE IN THE FLOOD ZONE. NOBODY SEEMS TO CARE. I HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN A HELICOPTER TODAY USUALLY WE SEE HELICOPTERS OVER HEAD, PEOPLE CHECKING OUT WHAT WAS HAPPENING HERE. NO HELICOPTER ANYMORE.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=no helicopter anymore]

Directly affected or not, Southside residents will breathe a sigh of relief once the Dan River returns to its banks. Jennifer Wishon, News 7.))

[Fatal-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
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A sixteen- year- old girl is dead and a man hospitalized after an accident in Rockbridge County last night. The man was driving a Dodge pickup heading west on Route 130 when he tried to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone. As he went into the eastbound lane to pass, police say he struck Ashley Elizabeth Hennings of Natural Bridge Station head on. Hennings died at the scene. The man's name has not been released and there's no word if charges have been filed at this time.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Still to come on the newscast, a mysterious illness continues to spread across the US.
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[VO-NAT]

and it's been a staple in the Roanoke Valley for 30 years. Today-- dozens of kids try to spell their way to Washington.
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[Gov-Bills]


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Governor Warner says he will sign a bill requiring anyone trying to get a drivers license in Virginia to prove they are a resident.
He says this is just one of the many steps the D-M-V has taken to improve security after 9-11.
Drivers had been able to get their permit through the mail or with a simple affidavit.
Virginia joins 27 other states requiring legal documents for a license.

[Fred-Anderson]


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After 28 years as Roanoke County's Treasurer, Fred Anderson now wants to head to Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


Today Anderson formally announced his candidacy for the House of Delegates in the 17th district.
Anderson describes himself as a conservative who is pro life, a supporter of second amendment rights, and someone who will fight against tax increases.
He hopes to fill the vacancy left by retiring Delegate Vic Thomas who has served the area for nearly three decades.

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[SOT 16:47:56]
[IN Q=I think being in the Republican]

((FRED ANDERSON/(R) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES: I THINK BEING IN THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY, WITH THE MAJORITY LEADER IN SALEM I THINK WE CAN WE WILL HAVE THAT CLOUT FOR ROANOKE COUNTY, ROANOKE CITY, AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Fred Anderson/(R) Candidate for House of Delegates]
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[OUT Q=and southwest Virginia]
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[VO-NAT]


The 17th district consists of parts of Roanoke County, Roanoke City, and Botetourt County.
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[anchor=Teresa]
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The only other candidate to announce so far is Republican William Fralin.

[SARS]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jsu]
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Officials with the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention say nearly two dozen people in the U-S appear to have contracted "severe acute respiratory syndrome".
The unexplained illness, also known as SARS, has been reported in 12 states including Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA]


The CDC says it's searching hard to find the specific agent responsible to better understand what's going on.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=All indication right now is that this is]

((ALL INDICATIONS RIGHT NOW IS THAT THIS IS A NATURALLY OCCURRING INFECTIOUS DISEASE BUT WE ARE NOT RULING OUT ANY POSSIBILITIES UNTIL WE PINNED DOWN THE ACTUAL SOURCE))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Julie Gerberding/Centers for Disease Control Director;]
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[OUT Q=pinned down the actual source]
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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The World Health Organization has reported more than 3-hundred cases of SARS so far in 14- countries. Ten people have died from the illness internationally.
Symptoms of SARS include coughing, shortness of breath and a temperature over a hundred degrees.

[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Still ahead, the college basketball season hits its most exiciting part of the year, we'll have highlights of all of today's action in sports.
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[VO-NAT]

But before that, it's a museum that shows how the Last Capitol of the Confederacy still looks to the future. We'll explain when we return.
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[Commercial]

[Spell-Bee]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=jus]
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There was plenty of buzz today in Roanoke.
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[SOT 8:58:53]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF SPELLING WORD]
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[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF SAYING WORD AFTER SPELLING IT]
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The Roanoke Times held the 30th annual regional spelling bee this morning at the Clarion Hotel.
20 students from several different area elementary and middle schools competed in the event.
After several hours and dozens of words later, John Minnich of William Byrd Middle School in Roanoke County won the spelling bee.
He will now compete at the national competition in Washington D.C. at the end of May.
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[Sutherlin-Mansion]


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[WRITER=syo]
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There are hundreds of landmarks with Civil War significance in Virginia. But very few show how history can blend with the future. Shannon Young has more in this week's Time Off, .
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[SOT]
[IN Q=William T. Sutherlin was a well-known figure in his own right...]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lawrence McFall/Sutherlin Mansion Historian; :19]
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((William T. Sutherlin was a well-known figure in his own right, a talented businessman who'd sunk a fortune into his Italian Villa in downtown Danville, when he opened the mansion to the head of the Confederacy. It was Spring 1865 and the South was in death throes as its government evacuated Richmond.
[SOT 22:40-22:57]
[IN Q=When they came to Danville Sutherlin offered...]

((LAWRENCE MCFALL/HISTORIAN: WHEN THEY CAME TO DANVILLE SUTHERLIN OFFERED HIS HOME TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE CONFEDERACY, JEFFERSON DAVIS. HE ACCEPTED AND MEMBERS OF HIS STAFF AND TWO OF HIS CABINET MEMBERS STAYED HERE AT THE HOUSE FOR ONE WEEK.))
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[OUT Q=here at the house for one week.]

And literally wrote history during their stay. While at least half the furniture can be traced back to Sutherlin, it was his esteemed guest who left an indelible mark.
[SOT 30:06-30:25]
[IN Q=The uniqe piece of property in this room...]

((MCFALL: THE UNIQUE PIECE OF PROPERTY IN THIS ROOM IS THE BLACK MARBLE-TOP TABLE UPON WHICH THE LAST PROCLAMATION WAS WRITTEN BY JEFFERSON DAVIS WAS WRITTEN HERE AT THIS TABLE.))
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[OUT Q=was written here at this table.]

A forward-thinking teen pulled the manuscript from the trash after it had been printed in the paper. A copy now hangs in the mansion, a reminder of the South's determination.
[SOT 33:11-33:21]
[IN Q=It was an appeal to the people...]

((MCFALL: IT WAS AN APPEAL TO THE PEOPLE OF THE CONFEDERACY TO HAVE A NEW RESOLVE.))
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[OUT Q= of the Confederacy to have a new resolve.]

The Mansion's Board of Trustees is determined, as well, to blend the past with what Mcfall calls "modern history". That's why villa that afforded Jefferson Davis the opportunity to paint one last vision for the South now houses a museum of Fine Art. Shannon Young, News 7, Danville.))

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Coming up, the Tech and Uva Women advance in the post season, while Liberty isn't quite so lucky. Plus Division Three crowns a new champ, and a check on spring football practice in Blacksburg, but first in tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


In conjunction with the NCAA D3 Final Four this weekend, the City of Salem and Roanoke College sponsored a hoops clinic this morning for over a hundred youngsters from the Valley. The 7 to 12 year olds got a quick education on the finer points of the game from area college players, and had some fun at the same time.
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech Women have now won their past five opening round games in the NCAA Tournament. But today's tussle with Georgia Tech wasn't easy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-West Lafayette, IN/ESPN2; :00]


The contest marked the first ever meeting between the two Techs.
Emily Lipton got the one from Blacksburg started by nailing two big three's right out of the gate.
Ieva Kublina scored 18 points this afternoon. This drive down the lane made it 12 to 4 Hokies.
Kublina got some help from Chrystal Starling who tossed in 15 points including these two along the baseline. Tech led 29-28 at the half.
Georgia Tech led by as many as 6 in the second half, but the game was tied late, when freshman Carrie
[SUPER=33-Georgia Tech/59/Virginia Tech/61/;]

Mason saved the day by nailing the runner in the lane. The Hokies won it 61 to 59 and will play Purdue in the second round on Monday.
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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The Virginia Women also survived to play in the second round, beating Illinois in Knoxville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Knoxville, TN/ESPN2; :00]


Debbi Ryan's team trailed by one at the break, but Anna Crosswhite led a 12 to 3 Cavalier run. Crosswhite nailed down 17 points for Virginia.
[SUPER=33-Illinois/56/Virginia/72/;]

That was good for high honors along with Brandi Teamer who also tallied 17. Virginia advances over the Illini 72 to 56. Next up, a date with the top seeded Tennessee Lady Vols.
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[S-Liberty]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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The dream ended today for the Liberty Women in Norfolk. Vanderbilt took care of the Flames in the opening round.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk, VA/ESPN2; :00]


The Big South champs squared off with an SEC team for the 6th consecutive year in the tournament.
And the Flames were not intimidated. Dana Stagaitne works hard for the tough deuce and the foul.
Then check out 6-8 Katie Feenstra with the big block along the baseline.
[SUPER=33-Liberty/44/Vanderbilt/54/;]

Vandy finally pulled away down the stretch. Chantelle Anderson goes to work down low and the Commodores advanced by 10, 54 to 44.
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[S-Duke]


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On the men's side, Duke was the only ACC team in action on this Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT/Chippewas vs. Blue Devils; :00]


J-J Redick fought off a sinus infection to spark the Blue Devils who shot over 60 percent in the first half on their way to a 14 point halftime lead. Redick lit it up from the outside and finished with 26 points as Duke advanced to the Sweet 16 over Central Michigan 86 to 60.
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[S-Blitz]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT/Zags vs. Wildcats; :00]


In the early game from Salt Lake City, top seeded Arizona got a dogfight from Gonzaga. The Zags sent the game to overtime on this putback that beat the buzzer, tying the game at 78.
Luke Walton forced another extra session with a turnaround jumper. Gonzaga finally ran out of time and miracles, and Arizona hung on to advance 96 to 95.
[SUPER=03-Spokane, Washington/Golden Hurricane vs. Badgers; :]


In Spokane, Freddy Owens buried a three for Wisconsin with a second left on the clock as the Badgers survived 13th seeded Tulsa 61 to 60, also advancing to the Sweet 16.
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[S-Williams]


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Closer to home, Williams College rallied to beat Gustavus Adolphus and take home the Division Three hardware.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Gustavus Adolphus vs. Williams; :00]


The championship trophy will reside in Massachusetts this season.
Gustavus led by 10 in the second half, but Williams rallied to within one with 12 seconds to play.
Benjamin Coffin went to the line for Williams and made the first of two free throws tying the game at 65. On the second, Tim Folan came up with the rebound and he was fouled.
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Folan made both from the charity stripe with 2 seconds left. Williams won the school's first national title 67 to 65.


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[S-Sydney]


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[GRAPHIC=Salem Division Three Final Four]


[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Wooster vs. Hampden-Sydney; :00]


In the third place game, Wooster's Bryan Nelson scored 29, but here he gets his shot blocked. But the rock goes right to Rodney Mitchell who knocks down the long three for the Scots.
[SUPER=33-Wooster/78/Hampden-Sydney/74/;]


Marcus Gregory tried to lead Hampden-Sydney back from a 13 point second half deficit, but Wooster went on to win the cosolation title 78 to 74.
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[S-Dazzle]


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The Roanoke Dazzle closed out the regular season tonight at the Civic Center. The Dazzle knew that it would make the playoffs, but depending on tonight, could be seeded anywhere from second to fourth.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Revelers vs. Dazzle; :00]


Daz was firing up the home crowd tonight.
The Dazzle got things started right when Geoff Owens hit Sah-u-ra Brown who threw down the jami-jam.
Mike King then got free and stroked the pull-up jumper from 15 feet, but the Dazzle trailed most of the night.
[SUPER=33-Mobile/87/Roanoke/83/;]


Derek Hood then squares up and puts in a jumper of his own. Mobile went on to win it 87 to 83.
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[S-Football]


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Not to be lost amongst all the hoopla, the Virginia Tech Hokies opened spring football practice this afternoon in Blacksburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


The much anticipated competition at the quarterback spot between Bryan Randall and Marcus Vick has begun.
With 47 lettermen returning from last season's squad, Coach Frank Beamer expects a highly competitive spring session.
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[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Hokies Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=for more consistency."]
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The spring game is set for April 19th at 2pm.

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We finish up on the track in Bristol with the running of today's Busch Channelock 250.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bristol, TN/FX; :00]


It was a typical short track day on the high banks which saw 13 caution flags. In fact, half the field failed to finish the race.
Kevin Harvick not only finished, he led the final 97 laps and held off Tony Raines to win the race in the Pay Day (------------) machine.