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Coming up on News 7-
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Walls will fall at one local school. The latest on the plans for P-H.
Sick of hearing foul language on T-V? What's being done to try and stop it.
And the threads worn by a local soldier in the war of 1812 and the effort to save it.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus Robin says a little warmer tomorrow.
News 7 at eleven is next.

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The walls at this area high school will soon be coming down, to make way for a new multi million dollar facility.
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[SOT 22:06:30]
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((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE A MODERN FACILITY THAT'S GOING TO SPEAK TO ADVANCE PLACEMENT EVERYWHERE.))
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[OUT Q=ADVANCE PLACEMENT EVERYWHERE]
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A major piece of the puzzle is now in place for Patrick Henry High School.
Tonight, the public got a chance to see the final design plans for the new school. [***NEWS 7@11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with details and reaction. So Justin, what do you people think?
Jean, there is a lot of excitement but also some concerns.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


Many agree it will be an impressive building that will provide better educational opportunities, but some wonder why the city has to tear down so many old buildings to make way for the new ones.
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[SUPER=01-Bob Bengston/Parent; :11]
[SUPER=01-Jack Graybill/Roanoke Resident; :35]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent; :50]
[SUPER=01-Hayley Bengston/Future Patrick Henry H. S. Student; 1:15]
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((((NAT SOUND OF CLASSROOM FROM PH COVER TAPE))
For students here at Patrick Henry High School, it will soon be out with the old and in with the new.
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((BOB BENGSTON/PARENT: I THINK IT IS AN EXCITING PLAN, REAL PLEASED WITH WHAT I'VE SEEN, EXCITED FOR MY CHILDREN WHO WILL BE GOING HERE IN THE YEARS AHEAD.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=in the years ahead]


And this is what it will look like.
The new three story building will have expanded classrooms, a new gym, athletic fields, a cafeteria, and a fine arts building.
To make it happen, the school system plans to demolish most of the 16 buildings currently on campus.
That has angered some in the community.
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[IN Q=They are not that]

((JACK GRAYBILL/ROANOKE RESIDENT: THEY ARE NOT THAT OLD AND COULD SERVE FOR A LONG TIME TO COME.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=time to come]


The school system says it would be too costly to renovate.
Administrators also point out it is better to get everyone under one roof rather than keep the campus style layout.


[SOT 22:09:08]
[IN Q=It looks more]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: IT LOOKS MORE LIKE A COMMUNITY COLLEGE OR A HOSPITAL FACILTY IN TERMS OF THE LAYOUT. IT IS NOT EFFICIENT)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=it is not efficent]


So construction will begin this summer on a new 330-thousand square foot facility.
The work will continue throughout the school year and therefore disruptions and inconveniences are expected.
The project will take nearly three years to complete and cost at least 38 million dollars.
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((HAYLEY BENGSTON/FUTURE PATRICK HENRY H.S. STUDENT: I THINK WE WILL HAVE MORE ROOM, MORE SPACE TO MOVE AROUND AND MORE FUN.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=AROUND AND MORE FUN]))
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Many wish there was more room on the roadways.
Traffic near PH is already bad and some fear it will only get worse once the project is completed.
To help alleviate the backups, the city may reconfigure the light at Brandon and Grandin Road.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Jean, teachers and students should be in their new digs by January of 2006.


[County-Fire]


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Investigators have ruled last night's fire in Roanoke County accidental.
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The fire broke out at this home on Route 220 in Clearbrook around 7:30.
Investigators say a cloth recliner sitting too close to a kerosene heater caused the blaze.
Officials say the home it a total loss.
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[OTB-Site]


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Colonial Downs believes its found a "sure thing" in Vinton. The company signed an agreement to buy a site off Vinyard Road across from the Lancerlot Sports Complex. Right now the site is used for steel storage and as a parking area. Sources tell News 7, the company hopes to break ground in March and be in operation before the end of the year.

[Brown-Arrest]


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The Godfather of soul has been arrested... again.
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Police say James Brown was arrested today in Aiken, South Carolina on charges of domestic violence.
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[IN Q=deputies learned through interviews;]

((MICHAEL HUNT/AIKEN CO. SHERIFF; DEPUTIES LEARNED THROUGH INTERVIEWS THAT THE SUBJECT PUSHED THE VICTIM TO THE FLOOR DURING AN ARGUMENT IN THE BEDROOM.))
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[OUT Q=an argument in the bedroom;]
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The 70-year-old performer served a two and a half year prison term on drug and assault charges in 1988... and in 1998 he was convicted of a drug related charge. Brown was honored at the Kennedy Center last month as one of the most influential musicians of the past 50 years.
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A Montgomery County man accused of killing his roommate was indicted today by a grand jury.
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[TAKE STUMP FS]
64-year old James Harless Stump now faces first degree murder and other charges.
Investigators say Stump shot 53-year old Thomas Wayne Saunders in the head with a .22 caliber rifle.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Authorities say the two got into an argument while drinking.
Saunders died 4-days later from his injuries.

[M'ville-Crime]


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It appears programs geared toward reducing crime in Martinsville are working.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

According to recent figures, the city's crime-rate is at its lowest in 20-years. In 2000, Martinsville led the state with the number of murders per capita, but last year, the city reported none. Officials say many factors contribute to the reduction.
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((MIKE ROGERS/MARTINSVILLE POLICE CHIEF: WE HAVE GOT A VERY YOUNG, HIGHLY MOTIVATED POLICE DEPARTMENT. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF REALLY HARDWORKING YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN. WE'VE DONE A VERY GOOD JOB OF BEING AGGRESSIVE AND PROACTIVE IN OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS. WE'VE HAD TARGET AREAS WHERE WE'RE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH CRIME AND CONCENTRATED A LOT OF MANPOWER AND RESOURCES IN THOSE AREAS.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Rogers/Martinsville Police Chief;]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The figures also show a significant reduction in the number of aggravated assaults and robberies.

[Emergency-contraception]


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Virginia Tech students have it and James Madison students recently got it back.
But some women are concerned that the General Assembly is trying to take away their access to emergency contraception.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A group of students from across the state stood in protest today.
They oppose a bill that bans the distribution of the so-called "morning after pill" at Virginia's public universities.
Abortion opponents say the morning after pill is a form of abortion.
But abortion rights supporters say that using emergency contraception can actually reduce the state's abortion rate.
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[IN Q=IF WE WANT TO DECREASE ABORTION]

((LAURY WARD/VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT: IF WE WANT TO DECREASE ABORTION AND UNEXPECTED PREGNANCY TO ME THE ONLY REAL VIABLE OPTION IS TO INCREASE AWARENESS OF EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION.))
[SUPER=01-Laury Ward/Virginia Tech Student]
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[OUT Q=INCREASE AWARENESS OF EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION.]
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Abortion rights supporters were also lobbying against a bill that tightens safety regulations on abortion clinics.

That bill overwhelmingly passed the House today.
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[Tech-Virus]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A world-wide computer virus made its way onto the Virginia Tech campus this week.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Several strains of the so-called "My Doom" virus shut down a major server on the campus
At least 30-thousand accounts were affected including those for alumni and some faculty.
The virus opens personal address books sending e-mails very quickly to all the people it can find.
Computer experts say there are ways to avoid getting a virus like this.
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[SOT:4:37:00 ]
[IN Q=The most important]

((BILL SANDERS:THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IS THESE PROGRAMS THAT SHARE MUSIC AND FILES BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL COMPUTERS. YOU REALLY DON'T WANT TO RUN THEM BECAUSE VIRUS CAN COME IN JUST AS EASILY AS THE NEXT SONG.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Sanders/VA Tech Computing Support Manager]
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[OUT Q=the next song.]
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Experts say you should also update your computer regularly, have a virus protection program and set up a firewall.

Tech computer experts hoped to have e-mail back on-line this evening.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The FCC says it's cracking down on four-letter words on Television.
But still ahead on News 7, some Congressmen say it's not going far enough.
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Plus this simple jacket is one of just a few in the entire country... a relic of the War of 1812.
Now a local museum's fighting to save it.
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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports Office - as West Virginia weathers a not so severe Red Storm tonight. Meanwhile Seth and the Hokies can't control Connecticut. The Heels win by a deuce and this week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly is officially about scheduling - on the Big 7.))[Atlantic-Mutual]

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Dozens of employees at a Roanoke County insurance company find out they are out of work.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Atlantic Mutual today laid off 70 of the more than 500 at the Electric Road office. The company is selling 450-million dollars of renewal premiums to OneBeacon Insurance and says the layoffs are part of restructuring. The cuts make up the fourth round of layoffs in the past two years. Laid off workers have been offered severance packages. Some will be also be offered jobs with OneBeacon no later than March first. A spokesman says the changes at Atlantic Mutual may not be over.
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[Bank-Robbery]


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The man believed to have robbed several banks in Southside is now behind bars.
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34-year old Gregory Leon Young of Greensboro is charged in connection with a robbery this morning at the Fidelity Bank in Collinsville.
[SUPER=03-Collinsville;]

Officers say Young entered the bank around ten this morning, pointed a gun at one of the tellers and demanded money.

Police arrested Young about an hour later, after they spotted his car at a gas station on Route-58. Investigators believe Young is the same man who robbed two other banks just days ago in Danville.
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[Brown]


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In Salem today, a Preacher pled guilty to breaking into her next door neighbor's home, attacking him with a crow bar.


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Judy Brown did not actually admit it. She says she can't remember. But the prosecutor says Brown intended to kill her neighbor, fellow pastor Ted Smart, so that she and his wife could be together. Commonwealth's Attorney Fred King read from e-mail messages Brown sent Toby Smart.
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((I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU ALL DURING CHURCH TODAY, REMEMBERING, ANTICIPATING, ENJOYING. I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH WITH MY EVERYTHING. JUDY.))
[SUPER=01-Fred King/Salem Commonwealth's Attorney]
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[OUT Q=everything. Judy.]
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Brown and the Smarts are from the Four-Square Gospel Church in Salem. Judy Brown faces LIFE plus 20 years for malicious wounding and breaking and entering with intent to commit murder.
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[Dirty-Words]


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It seems more and more on TV we're hearing four letter words- language once reserved for back rooms is now finding it's way onto America's television screens.
But Congress is now reviewing F-C-C rules and it may spell out what can't be said on the tube.
Julie Vallese has more.
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[SUPER=04-Cable Stuff Productions; :00]
[SUPER=04-2003 Golden Globe Awards; :11]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Fred Upton/(R) Michigan; :24]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Billy Tauzin/(R) Louisiana; :38]
[Super=01-Julie Vallese/Reporting; :45]
[Super=01-David Solomon/FCC; 1:05]
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[OUT Q=I'm Julie Vallese.]

((IN THE SEVENTIES, COMEDIAN GEORGE CARLIN STARTED THE SEVEN DIRTY WORD DEBATE. Nat of George Carlin-- They won't give you a list. Wouldn't you think it would be normal if they didn't want you to say something to tell you what it is. SO CONGRESS DID -- BUT 30 YEARS LATER THE RULE WAS BROKEN WHEN U2 SINGER BONO ACCEPTED A GOLDEN GLOBE ON NBC. This is F-ing Brilliant. AIRING THOSE WORDS, SOME IN CONGRESS BELIEVE, WAS ANYTHING BUT. Rep. Fred Upton/(R) Michigan: Although it may be your right to say or do something on TV or radio it does not make it the right thing to do. THE FCC RULED BONO USED THE F-WORD AS AN ADJECTIVE SO THAT WAS OK. ONE POWERFUL LAWMAKER SAYS -- NO IT'S NOT. Rep. Billy Tauzin/(R) Louisiana; For the FCC to split hairs to whether the word is used as an adjective or a verb is rather ridiculous. Julie Vallese/Washington: The current fine for airing foul language is 27 thousand 500 dollars. But Congress wants to give broadcasters more than a slap on the wrist and increase the fines to ten times that amount. AN INCREASE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FCC SUPPORTS. REASSURANCE WAS GIVEN TO CONGRESS THAT THE FCC UNDERSTANDS ITS MISSION.
David Solomon/FCC; The commission is fully committed to vigorous enforcement of the broadcast indecency restrictions in order to protect the interest of America's children. CARLIN STARTED WITH SEVEN- CONGRESS HAS EIGHT - JUST AS CARLIN PREDICTED THE LIST CAN GROW DEPENDING ON WHO IS MAKING IT. ON CAPITOL HILL I'M JULIE VALLESE.))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Will we ever ever get a break from winter weather?
Robin has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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These pelicans sure could use one.
They're recovering from frostbite on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
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[NY-Snow]


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New Yorkers are still digging out from more than ten inches of snow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


The snow brought city streets to a crawl and left cars covered.
It also stranded thousands at the airport... 800 flights in all were cancelled today.
And it left many wishing for more than just sunshine.
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[IN Q=]

((GLENN DAMATO/NEW YORK COMMUTER: I WISH I WAS IN MALIBU RIGHT NOW HAVING A COCKTAIL RIGHT NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Glenn D'Amato/New York Commuter]
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[OUT Q=cocktail right now.]
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And at a million dollars an inch, the weight of the cleanup is breaking budgets and backs.
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[Pelicans]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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The winter weather is not just dangerous to humans, but animals too-
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On the Eastern shore pelicans are feeling the effects. Sub-freezing temperatures drained the pelican's energy and endangered the food supply.
Animal rescuers say because the pelicans are weak they don't have the strength to fly south.
The birds are also affected by frostbite.
So far rescuers have plucked seven pelicans from Virginia Beach to nurse them back to health.
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UConn crushes Tech while WVU and UNC get conference win, plus Hometown Hoops Weekly clears its calendar. First your Extra Point -
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[super=03-Cleveland, OH;]

A Cleveland Indians pitcher held a news conference today to ask for forgiveness for appearing in a gay porn video in Japan. Kazuhito Tadano, who last year pitched part of the season in the Carolina League with Kinston, told reporters today is was a mistake that he regrets. Tadano was one of the top pitchers in Japanese college baseball, but after word of his video got out, Japanese teams were forbidden from drafting him.
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[S-Tech]


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With the 6th ranked U-Conn men in town tonight - Tech knew it had to stop preseason all-American Emeka Okafor. But Travis Wells says no one knew Rashad Anderson would wear out the Hokies like he did.
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[SUPER=01-Markus Sailes/10 Points & 5 Rebounds; 1:00]
[SUPER=33-Connecticut #6/96/Virginia Tech/60; 1:22]
[SUPER=01-Jim Calhoun/Connecticut Head Coach; 1:39]
[SUPER=01-Seth Greenberg/Virginia Tech Head Coach; 1:50]
[SUPER=@travis1; 2:06]
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[OUT Q=....NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-WVU]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Elsewhere in the Big East, the West Virginia Mountaineers were in New York takin on St. John's.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jamaica, NY/ESPN plus; :00]

The Red Storm is coached by Kevin Clark who took over for Mike Jarvis early in the season. But tonight they needed Lou Carnesecca - WVU went right at the Red Storm on their home court and slammed them good and

[super=33-West Virginia/73/St. John's/64;]

proper. West Virginia improves to 11 & 6 with the 73 to 64 win.
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[S-UNC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Last night Tech probably wished it was already in the ACC. But be careful what you wish for!
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/ESPN; :00]

To tobacco road we go where North Carolina hosted N.C. State. Raymond Felton led the Tarheel attack with 14 points and he again played strong at the point. Here he gets one of his 5 assists as the 12th ranked Heels beat
[SUPER=33-N.C. State/66/North Carolina #12/68;]

State 68-to-66. The Pack had swept this series the past 2 years.
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-163 5716TC ]
[GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops Weekly]
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Before the snow and ice reared their ugly heads - scheduling high school basketball games this winter already was a major headache. Steve Mason tells us how coaches and officials are coping
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[SUPER=01-Steve Fleshman/Officials Assoc. Commissioner; :20]
[SUPER=01-Billy Pope/Northside Boys' Basketball Coach; :39]
[SUPER=01-Mark Hanks/Pulaski Co. Boys' Coach; :48]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co. ;1:02]
[SUPER=01-Tim Peters/17 Year Varsity Basketball Official; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Jim Porter/1st Year Varsity Basketball Official; 1:20(QUICK!!!!!!!)]
[SUPER=01-Damon Williams/1st Year J.V. Basketball Official; 1:30]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Harvey/Glenvar Girls' Varsity Coach; 1:50]
[SUPER=01-Linda Long/Cave Spring Girls' Varsity Coach; 1:57]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 2:05]
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[OUT Q=....hometown hoops weekly"]
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((Girls and boys, 12 divisions total, JV and varsity levels all playing right now. The number of games have grown from 135 per week last seasons to 225 this season. Are there enough good referees? Commissioner of referees Steve Fleshman says, despite a fourth wave of snow cancellations, so far so good. ((:))
44 new officials are reffing, only three or four at the varsity level. But veteran refs are working up to 4 games a week, a heavier work load. ((:)) ((:))
Former Northside star Jim Porter is in his first full season of varsity in his third year as an official. His talent helps make up for inexperience and new refs are paired with 17 year veterans like Tim Peters. ((:)) ((:))
Former Fleming and VMI standout Damon Williams is a new ref, climbing the JV ranks. ((:)) Fan turnout has not been as high as last year, especially for girls single and double A. Gates are a few thousand dollars less compared to this stage of the season last year.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:SOME SCHOOLS HAVE INDICATED THAT IN THEIR NEXT DISTRICT MEETINGS, BOYS AND GIRLS DOUBLE HEADERS ALONG WITH SATURDAY FESTIVALS WHERE SEVERAL TEAMS WILL PLAY AT ONE SITE, WILL BE DISCUSSED AS POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS. STEVE MASON HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY.))
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Bedford-Uniform]


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It's a relic from a war very few Americans know anything about.
Now one local museum hopes the public will help fight to preserve a rare 19th-century military uniform.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( It's referred to as a national treasure but it's owned by a local museum.
190 years after Bedford County native Thomas Kasey served in the War of 1812, his officer's coat is one of just a handful in the entire country that still survives.
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((ELLEN WANDREI/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: ACTUALLY TWO CONSERVATORS HAVE LOOKED AT IT, AND BOTH OF THEM WERE VERY IMPRESSED THAT A SMALL MUSEUM OWNED AN 1812 JACKET.))
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But the coat badly needs repair.
Insect damage has left gaping holes in one sleeve and on the shoulder and one brass button is missing.
Two years ago, the museum raised money to restore this Civil War battle flag... now it hopes to do the same for Sergeant Kasey's uniform by raising five thousand dollars to preserve and display it.
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((WANDREI: AND WE HAVE STARTED WORKING TOWARD THAT, AND GOT A NICE GIFT RECENTLY TO HELP US OUT, BUT WE HAVE A LOT MORE TO GO (LAUGHS).))
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Wandrei says there's no timetable for raising the money or restoring the uniform.. but given its age and its condition.. the sooner they can do it the better.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford. ))