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Straight ahead on News 7-
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Why American soldiers should not show the soles of their feet to Iraqis.
One of the Buffalo Six pleads guilty- admitting to training at an Al Qaeda camp.
Plus a plane is not par for the course, but it took off from one local golf course today.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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((WHAT'S YOUR NAME? SHANA. ))
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American POW's .. some injured are shown on Iraqi TV.
One mother reacts to seeing her child.
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((I WAS SO GLAD AND WORRIED THAT I SAW MY SON BEING INTERVIEWED, BECAUSE THAT ONLY MEANS ONE THING. HE'S STILL STANDING AND ALIVE.))
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And tonight more video- this time of two crewmen of a downed Apache helicopter.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SUPER=219-Jean Jadhon/jjadhon*wdbj7.com]


The two men did not appear to be injured. They did not speak to the camera and at times the two appeared confused.
The contents of one man's wallet were displayed including a card from the Fort Hood National Bank.
Meanwhile it is night six now in the war on Iraq- and the battle for Baghdad is coming ever closer.
U-S Army forces are now about 50 miles from the Iraqi capital and they're ussing attack helicopters against one of Saddam Hussein's elite Republican Guard divisions.
[IRAQ DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Lawrence /Newspath;]


Chris Lawrence is in Kuwait and joins us live with more on what's going on.
[LIVE= Lawrence /FULL Newspath]
[SUPER=219-Chris Lawrence/CBS News]
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((U-S AND BRITISH TROOPS ARE FIGHTING THEIR WAY TO BAGHDAD AND MAKING FRIGHTENING DISCOVERIES ALONG THE WAY. JUST 60 MILES FROM THE CAPITAL THEY'VE CAPTURED IRAQI TROOPS CARRYING NEW GAS MASKS. U.S. Soldier: OUR GUESS IS THAT THEY WERE PLANNING ON USING CHEMICAL WARFARE. INSIDE BAGHDAD EXPLOSIONS SHOOK THE CITY AS U-S PLANES DROPPED MORE BOMBS AND TARGETED REPUBLICAN GUARD UNITS CIRCLING THE CAPITAL. ONE OF THEM IS THE MEDINA DIVISION THAT INCLUDES SOME OF SADDAMS MOST ELITE SOLDIERS. Maj. Gen. Stanley McChrystal/US Army: I'M SURE IT'S BEEN DEGRADED SIGNIFICANTLY DURING THE PAST 48 HOURS. BUT BAGHDAD IS HOME TO FIVE MILLION PEOPLE. AND IRAQ SAYS SOME OF THE BOMBS HAVE DESTROYED HOMES AND KILLED CIVILIANS LIVING INSIDE. IRAQI OFFICIALS HAVE USED THESE IMAGES TO CONDEMN THE WAR AS ILLEGAL. AND SADDAM HUSSEIN APPEARED ON TV MONDAY URGING HIS PEOPLE TO STAND UP TO AMERICAN FORCES. THE PENTAGON SAYS THAT TAPE COULD HAVE BEEN MADE BEFORE THE WAR BUT ADMITS THIS ONE IS REAL. IRAQI TV IS SHOWING PICTURES OF TWO AMERICAN AIRMEN WHOSE APACHE HELICOPTER WENT DOWN IN ENEMY TERITORY. BOTH HAVE BEEN CAPTURED AND ARE NOW PRISONERS OF WAR. ))
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[Markets]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Investors are reacting to the latest in the war with Iraq by selling.
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[SUPER=203-New York, NY;]

The Dow dropped just over 3-hundred points today in a major sell off. Analysts say casualties, POW's and footage of a violent battlefield show the reality of war and bring uncertainty into the markets. They're no longer rebounding as they did right after we invaded.
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((PAUL HIGGINS/LEGG MASON FINANCIAL ADVISOR; WHEN WE FIRST WENT IN WE THE MARKETS REVERSE AND WE HAD AN EIGHT DAY RALLY WHICH WE HADN'T SEEN SINCE NOVEMBER 19-96. HERE AGAIN WE'RE BEGINNING TO SEE SOME UNCERTAINLY CREEP BACK IN THE MARKETS.))
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The market's downswing may also be because many now believe that the war will take longer than anticipated. Higgins says a swift resolution or conclusion of the war would be the best thing for the markets.
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[Missile-Turkey]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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U-S soldiers are in Turkey, trying to recover two missiles that misfired Sunday.
But they're not getting a warm reception from villagers.
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[SUPER=203-Sanliurfa, Turkey]


The Pentagon said the two U-S cruise missiles did not cause any reported casualties, but there was at least one explosion and fire.
When "explosive disposal specialists"arrived to search the area and collect evidence, they were not greeted warmly by villagers.
Turkey has given the United States the right to fly over the country for attacks on Iraq. The air corridor has been used in the last 24 hours.
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[Arab-Etiquette]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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As those troops in Turkey found out, things are very different in the Middle East.
Army reservists who may go to the Persian Gulf are now gaining training in Arab etiquette... things to know when going into a different culture.
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These are crucial social lessons for men and women who may heading into an unfamiliar environment.
The army reservists are learning never to give the thumbs up sign or the A- O-K sign.
Another one- don't ever show the soles of your shoes.
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((SGT. CONNIE PENNER/INSTRUCTOR: WHEN YOU CROSS YOUR LEGS LIKE WE NORMALLY CROSS OUR LEGS. BUT IF THE THE BOTTOM OF YOUR FOOT POINTS AT SOMEBODY IT'S VERY FOOT THE POINT OF YOUR FOOT IS OFFENSIVE TO THEM. TELLING THEM BENEATH YOU, ALMOST WORSE THAN GIVING THE FINGER TO SOMEONE.)) ((BRIAN MCMULLAN/U. S. ARMY; I'VE LEARNED A LOT OF NEW STUFF. GOOD STUFF TO KNOW.))
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The reservists are also learning about social status in Arab countries and how to treat the opposite sex.
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[Yellow-Ribbons]


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One Virginia mother and daughter are showing their support of the U-S troops by tying yellow ribbons on trees in their neighborhood.
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[SUPER=203-Virginia Beach]


Mary Kay Alexis is watching the war closely. Her husband is deployed aboard the U-S-S Saipan.
The couple's daughter Jacqueline was busy helping tie yellow ribbons.
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((REPORTER: WHO'S THAT FROM? JACQUELINE ALEXIS/SAILOR'S DAUGHTER: MY DADDY. REPORTER: YOUR DADDY SEND YOU THAT? WHERE'S YOUR DADDY? JACQUELINE: ON THE SHIP. REPORTER: WHY IS YOUR DADDY ON THE SHIP? JACQUELINE: BECAUSE HE HAS TO FIGHT THE MEAN MAN.))
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The Ribbons in Virginia Beach are just some of the many going up around the nation. They'll stay up until the servicemen and women come home.
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[Blood-Drive]


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Area Red Cross officials say the war on Iraq has NOT made a difference in blood donations.
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Only a few people showed up at a blood drive today at Virginia Tech. Officials say even though the military has NOT asked the Red Cross for extra supplies of blood, that could change as the war goes on.
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((MITZI TUCK/AMERICAN RED CROSS: THE BOTTOMLINE IS IF PEOPLE WOULD JUST COME OUT AND DONATE BLOOD, WHETHER IT'S A CRISIS OR NOT, IS THE KEY TO ALWAYS MAINTAINING A FULL BLOOD SUPPLY. SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE ASKING PEOPLE TO DO IS STEP UP TO THE CAUSE BEFORE THERE IS A CAUSE SO THAT WE'RE ALWAYS PREPARED 9:14))
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Tuck says even though the region's blood supply is back to normal, it's still not enough to send large quantities overseas. Either way, she says the blood would be used WHEREVER it is needed, whether it's to help American troops or Iraqi troops.
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[Baby-Henry]


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[***ANCHOR TAG***] It's been more than one year now, since we've checked in with little Henry Moore. Henry is the Radford boy in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. Teresa Hamilton recently visited the family and has this update.
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If it weren't for a rare syndrome affecting just one in five million people, Henry Moore would resemble any other three year old boy.
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((ANGELA MOORE/HENRY'S MOTHER: HE'S STARTED PRESCHOOL, SO HE'S EXPOSED TO OTHER KIDS, AND HE COMES HOME, TALKS ABOUT SCHOOL, HIS TEACHER AND WHAT HE'S LEARNED.))
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Unlike other little boys, though, Henry has to take two shots a day to try and remain healthy. Henry was born without an effective immune system and needs a bone marrow transplant to survive.
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((ANGELA MOORE: IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT HE'S ACTUALLY GOT THIS DISEASE, AND WHEN PEOPLE LOOK AT HIM AND SAY DID HE OUTGROW IT, IT'S HARD FOR ME TO SAY NO, AND THAT'S REALITY FOR ME, WE'RE STILL GOING TO HAVE TO DO THE TRANSPLANT.))
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Over the years, the Moores have tried to find a marrow match by helping organize numerous drives. But so far, a perfect match for Henry has not been found although life-saving matches have been located for approximately a dozen people-- including one just this week.
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((PATRICK MOORE/HENRY'S FATHER: MY ROOMMATE FROM COLLEGE, HIS WIFE CALLED TO SAY SHE WAS A PERFECT MATCH FOR A SIX YEAR OLD BOY AND SHE WAS A SIX YEAR OLD SON HERSELF SO IT'S THAT SORT OF GRATIFICATION IN KNOWING THAT FOR HENRY BEING SICK SHE WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN TESTED. ))
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The Moores are convinced little Henry will also find a match-- and credit the community, prayer and doctors for helping keep their spirits up and their little boy healthy. ))
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A bone marrow drive is scheduled for next month-- but an exact date has not been set.
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Governor Warner takes action on some controversial abortion bills and sets up an over-ride fight on the estate tax.
What he signed and vetoed next on News 7.
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Plus some area residents say they're not licked in the fight to keep a postal station open.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Tech women put up a fight - but eventually get pinned by Purdue. The UVa women tangle with Tennessee in Knoxville. Plus, Lebo says no to the Hokies. We'll also tell you about surgeries for some of the top Tech defenders. And softball from the high school diamond tonight on the Big 7.))

[Warner-Bills]


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With a midnight deadline looming, Governor Warner is taking action on some controversial bills.
Tonight he vetoed a bill creating a "Choose Life" license plate.
The governor also wants changes to bills requiring parental consent for abortions.
Warner says the bills threaten medical privacy in their present form.
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Earlier today, the Governor vetoed legislation that would eliminate a tax imposed on the estates of millionaires after they die.
The veto pits Warner against Republican lawmakers who pushed the bill through the General Assembly with enough votes to override a veto.
Warner is also offering 67 amendments to the budget crafted by Republicans.
He is giving more money to tourism advertising and to the Virginia State Police.
And he is promising state workers that they will get their two-and-a-quarter percent pay raise.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I THINK IT IS ONLY FAIR WHEN WE ARE ASKING THESE FOLKS TO DO MORE THAT WE GIVE THIS VERY MODEST PAY RAISE COME DECEMBER.))
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Today is the last day the Governor can act on bills passed by the legislature earlier this year.
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[L'burg-Murder]


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Two shootings in Lynchburg have landed one man in jail and left police searching for suspects in the other.
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19-year-old Jacori Andre Carter was shot several times in the legs after two men jumped out of a cab on (La-VELL) Lovell Street Saturday.
Police say they're especially bothered that it happened in broad daylight in front of a lot of people.
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((LT. WAYNE DUFF/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WHAT MAKES THIS ONE THAT MUCH MORE DIFFICULT AND HARD TO BELIEVE, THIS EVENT OCCURRED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY IN FRONT OF A LOT OF CHILDREN. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY SATURDAY AND CHILDREN WERE OUT PLAYING AND RIDING THEIR BIKES IN THIS APARTMENT COMPLEX AND IT'S NO SENSE IN THAT TYPE OF ACTIVITY.))
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Duff says the shooting appears to be gang-related.
Police also arrested 19-year-old Darryl Lee Anthony Gray yesterday on murder charges.
They say Gray shot Siron (sir-AHN) Carr in the head last week after an ongoing altercation between the two men.
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[Buffalo-Six]


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The second of alleged Buffalo Six has pleaded guilty in Federal Court.
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(Shof-fal Mow-said) Shafal Mosed has admitted to travelling to a training camp in Afghanistan.. knowing before he left Lackawanna that he would be attend the camp.
There he received weapons and explosives training and performed guard duty. He also admitted to buying an Al Qaeda uniform while at a guest house before attending the camp.
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((PATRICK BROWN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HAD HE GONE TO TRIAL THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THE INDICTMENT WOULD HAVE BEEN SUPERSEDED HE MAY HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH TREASON WHICH IS A DEATH PENALTY CHARGE. HE WOULD HAVE MOST LIKELY BEEN CHARGED WITH WEAPONS CHARGES WHICH WOULD HAVE BOOSTED THE POSSIBLE SENTENCE BY ANOTHER 30 YEARS.)) ((WILLIAM HOCHUL/ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY: IT IS THE FIRST CASE INVOLVING MATERIAL SUPPORT OF A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION WHERE THE SUPPORT WAS NOT MONEY. IN THIS THIS CASE THE SUPPORT WAS PERSONAL AND PEOPLE IN TRAINING WITH AL QAEDA SO IT'S A VERY SIGNIFICANT CONVICTION.))
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Mosed faces eight years in prison when he's sentenced.
Four more men face charges in Buffalo. Prosecutors and defense lawyers say negotiations have been ongoing.
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[Post-Office]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Residents of Southeast Roanoke are petitioning to keep their post office open.
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For years, Wonder Drug Pharmacy has contracted with the Postal Service to sell stamps, money orders and mail letters and packages. In January the pharmacy got word that the post office would be shut down in 60-days. The Postal Service says the business is simply not profitable enough. At least two petitions are being circulated to keep open the location, which is slated to close April first. The Postal Service says the blue drop-box in front of the pharmacy WILL STAY.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
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How will the country care for its senior citizens-- a search for answers to that question in Lexington today.
We'll show you when News 7 returns.
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Plus find out why America's newest quarter is the first to feature braille.
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[Commercial]

[Medicare]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The future of public health care drew a distinguished crowd to Lexington today.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

Eleven experts on Medicare gathered at Washington and Lee's School of Law to debate different aspects of the program.
A W and L professor organized the conference. He says the Medicare program works well overall, but questions the changes suggested by the Bush administration.
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[IN Q=What the president has proposed]

((TIMOTHY JOST/WASHINGTON AND LEE LAW PROFESSOR: WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS PROPOSED IS ESSENTIALLY USING MANAGED CARE TO TAKE CARE OF OLDER PEOPLE. WE HAVE TRIED THAT, WE TRIED THAT UNDER THE 1997 BUDGET BILL, THE MEDICARE PLUS CHOICE PROGRAM, TURNED OUT TO BE A DISASTER. IT TURNED OUT THAT THE PRIVATE SECTOR COULDN'T PROVIDE CARE FOR THE SAME COSTS THAT THE PUBLIC SECTOR HAS BEEN PROVIDING CARE.))
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All of today's speakers plan to publish their work in the Washington and Lee Law Review. Jost (JOEst) hopes that will expose their ideas to a larger audience.
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[Helen-Keller]


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Helen Keller's image graces the newest quarter, but it's her name that is making history.
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[SUPER=03-Tuscumbia, AL]


The quarter features Keller's name printed in English and Braille.
It's the first US coin to feature Braille and it went into circulation today.
Keller went deaf and blind as a young child, but was taught as a girl in Alabama to speak and write.
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[S-EXTRA]


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[NEWSCAST=Mike]
[WRITER=mst]
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Tech and UVa look for women's NCAA wins tonight, while the UVa men try to stay alive in the NIT. Plus, injuries are everywhere on the Hokies defense in spring ball.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]

But first tonight's Extra Point.
Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe drove up from Winston-Salem tonight to entertain the crowd at the monthly meeting of the Roanoke Valley sports club. The Demon Deacons are in the middle of spring workouts, as well. Wake is looking for big things this coming season after finishing off last season with a win in the Seattle Bowl.
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[S-Purdue]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[GRAPHIC=women's NIT]

The Virginia Tech women saw their hopes of making the Sweet 16 end one game short of that goal last night as they lost to Purdue in on the Boilermakers' home court in the second round of the East Regional.
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[SUPER=03-West Lafayette, IN/ESPN; :00]

Bonnie Henrickson was into it last night as her team tried to silence the home crowd. But Purdue did the silencing, shutting down Hokie star Ieva Kublina. Ieva was held to just 5 points and she only got off five shots. Chrystal Starling played like a senior should in the final game of her career by leading the team with a team high 16 points. But Tech let its guard down committing 20 turnovers and letting Purdue's Erika Valek (VUH-LEK) light the Hokies up for a game high 24 points much to the delight of her pregnant coach Kristy Curry. Valek made 10 out of 16 shots and to say the least was impressive.
[super=33-Virginia Tech/62/Purdue/80;]

Tech finishes the season 22-and-10 after losing tonight 80-to-62 in the NCAA second round.
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[S-Vols]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Tech women also had the unenviable task of playing on the home court of a higher seeded team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Knoxville, TN/ESPN; :00]

The Cavs took on the Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville in the Mideast Region. UVa would give the Vols a game in the first half as stayed within single digits throughout. But Tennessee got the lead back up to nine at the halftime break thanks in part to the bench play of Brittany Jackson.
33-to-24 at the break.
[super=33-Virginia/51/Tennessee/81;]

But the Vols would pull away after intermission and turn back several UVa rallies to end the Cavs season with the 81 to 51 win.
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[S-NIT]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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One of the most frustrating seasons in Virginia men's basketball history mercifully came to a close tonight as the Cavs lost to St. John's in the second round of the NIT in Jamaica, New York.
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[VO NAT ENG#]
[SUPER=03-Jamaica, NY; :00]

Marcus Hatten hung 30 points on UVa tonight as St. John's battled back from a 21-to-8 first half hole to beat the Cavs 73-to-63.
[super=33-Virginia/63/St. John's/73;]

Devin Smith led the Cavs with 19, but UVa finishes the year at 500 with a 16 and 16 record losing tonight by 10.
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[S-Lebo]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Jeff Lebo]

Dean Smith disciple Jeff Lebo will NOT be the next head basketball coach at Virginia Tech.
Sources told News 7 sports today that the UT Chattanooga coach turned down a lucrative offer from the Hokies this morning.
[GRAPHIC=TECH]

Tech athletic director Jim Weaver was unable to return our calls this afternoon, but his search now shift gears. Other names being mentioned in the coaching ranks tonight include Western Michigan coach Robert McCullum and Wagner's Derrick Whittenburg - the former star guard at NC State.

[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The Virginia Tech football team will be without some big names on defense for the rest of the spring.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Most of the attention leading up to the spring game is being paid to the guys in the yellow shirts Marcus Vick and Bryan Randall, but it's the injured ones wearing blue who are the concern. Vegas Robinson's injured left ankle that he hurt in last year's Rutgers' game is still not right. Today it was decided that Vegas will have to have surgery on the ankle next week.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Vegas Robinson/Will Have Ankle Surgery Next Week; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Goforth/VT Director of Athletic Training; :10]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...MISS A BEAT."]
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[VO-NAT con't]

Defensive end Jim Davis is missing the entire spring, as well. Davis - a projected starter tore his pectoral muscle while swinging a golf club of all things. His surgery is also set for next week, as well.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=IT'S DEFINITELY...]
[SUPER=01-Jim Davis/Will Have Pectoral Surgery Next Week; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...OF THAT NOW."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Cols Colas will miss all of the contact drills this spring along with defensive tackle Kevin Lewis. Both are recovering from off season surgery. To have all of these defensive starters on the sideline for the entire spring is a unique problem.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Bud Foster/Va. Tech Defensive Coordinator; :02]
[SUPER=01-Charley Wiles/Va. Tech Defensive Line Coach; :12]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=...chance to help us."]
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[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-134 1:17:37]
[GRAPHIC=Softball]


In high school softball, Hidden Valley traveled into Highlander Heaven to take on Glenvar earlier today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Titans vs. Highlanders; :00]


The Titans are playing tough in their first season thanks in part to freshman pitcher Megan hall.
Glenvar is dealing with some injury problems in the infield.
But pitcher Britney Buckley is always strong on the hill, here she gets a Titans batter to go down swinging in the bottom of the fourth inning.
[SUPER=34-Hidden Valley/2/Glenvar/1;]In the top of the fifth, with the score 1-nothing Highlanders, Hidden Valley's

Kelly Doremus (dor-rem-us) connects on the slap bunt. The Throw to first goes over the first baseman's head and Andrea Lilly and Doremus score for the game tying and winning runs as the Titans edge Glenvar 2-1.
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[S-Maroons]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-147 50:36]
[GRAPHIC=softball]


The Roanoke college softball team is 11 and 2 so far this season, a pretty good record considering the Maroons have already played three teams ranked in the top 15 in the country.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Add one more ranked team to the list. Tuesday afternoon Roanoke plays 10th rated Suny Geneseo (gen-e-see-oh) at the Moyer Sports Complex at five PM in a double header.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alan Bayse/Roanoke Softball Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Amy Zachary/Roanoke Junior Catcher; :23]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=.....have to work hard"]
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[Plane]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC2:33:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The pilot of a small plane surprised a lot of people by landing on a golf course.
Today he surprised them again by taking off.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Yesterday;]


William Fitzgerald's single engine plane overheated Sunday, forcing him to make an emergency landing on the fairway at Ashley Plantation.
This morning, the engine worked fine and he managed to take off.
Golf course managers say their unexpected guest was a good sport ... but they have no plans to make the fairway a runway in the future. (------------)