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Coming up on News 7-
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Virginia Tech says it won't take action against Marcus Vick and two other football players... at least not now.
A new shopping center could go up in Southwest Roanoke County. Details ahead.
Plus no horsing around in the effort to save some four legged friends.
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News 7 is next.

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Higher Education is seeing a construction boom and you probably had a hand in it.
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((KEN WHITE/VMI SPOKESPERSON: OH IT WAS A HUGE HELP. I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF WE HAVE THE WORDS TO EXPRESS WHAT KIND OF HELP IT IS.))
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That help comes at time when Virginia's colleges and universities are strapped for cash.
So you may be surprised to hear millions of dollars are being spent on campus construction. [***CAMPUS CONSTRUC. IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with details. Justin, how are they paying for it?
Jean, we're talking about several hundred million dollars.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


It's the result of a bond issue voters approved in November 2002.
Now a year and half later, some of that campus construction is getting underway.
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[SUPER=01-Tim Hodges/Engineering Division Coordinator; :12]
[SUPER=01-Ken White/Virginia Military Institute Spokesperson; :40]
[SUPER=01-Joseph Scartelli/Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesperson; 1:37]
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((((NAT SOUND OF DRILLING AT 9:02:35 BUT COVER WITH VIDEO OF PAN OUTSIDE SHOT AT 9:04:43))
Here within these walls at VMI, there's a lot of noise these days.
Take Nichols Engineering Hall which is more than 70 years old.
[SOT 9:05:26]
[IN Q=The environment for the]

((TIM HODGES/ENGINEERING DIVISION COORDINATOR: THE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE CADETS WAS POOR. WE HAD NO AIR CONDITIONING AND SO WE ARE UPGRADING ALL THE ENVIRONMENT CHARACTERISITCS OF THE BUILDING.)) [Run06]
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The building will also have state of the art labs, upgraded equipment, and new furniture. [GRAPHIC]
The total price tag for the project is 13 and half million dollars.
V-M-I also plans to renovate Mallory Hall at a cost of 9 million dollars.
This is all made possible thanks to a 845 million dollar bond voters passed in 2002.
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[IN Q=We're incredibly grateful]

((KEN WHITE/VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE SPOKESPERSON: WE'RE INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL FOR PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR IT, AND SUPPORTED IT AND MANY DID AND WE'RE GOING TO THE BEST WE CAN WITH THIS MONEY TO MAKE WORTH EVERYONE'S WHILE.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=worth everyone's while]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF WORK ON STAGE AT RU AT 9:14:58))
It is much of the same at Radford University where the stage is set for some major improvements. [GRAPHIC]
Radford received 27 and half million dollars from the bond referendum.
It will pay for renovations to several buildings.
The money will also be used to build a new fine arts center which should be completed by 2007.
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[IN Q=When we provide]

((JOSEPH SCARTELLI/DEAN, COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS: WHEN WE PROVIDE A VERY STRONG HIGH QUALITY OF PERFORMANCE HALL THAT IT BRINGS OUT EVEN MORE FROM THESE GREAT STUDENTS THAT WE HAVE.)) [Runs11]
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((NAT SOUND OF SAWING AT 14:39:29 BUT USE THE PAN SHOT AT 14:36:17))
There's even more construction going on at Virginia Tech. [GRAPHIC ]
The university received more than 95 million dollars in bonds.
Among the the ten projects is the construction of several new buildings.
The largest which is already underway is a new Agriculture and Natural Resources Facility.
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[IN Q=Planning began for it]

((LARRY HINCKER/VIRGINIA TECH SPOKESPERSON: PLANNING BEGAN FOR IT IN THE 1980'S. I ACTUALLY SAW APPROVALS FOR IT BEGINNING IN 1992 AND SO HERE WE ARE 12 YEARS LATER AND WE'RE BEGINNING TO GET THE PROJECT OFF THE GROUND SO THE BACKLOG OF NEED IS QUITE LONG.)) [Runs12]
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And the need will be even longer.
The state had planned to disperse the bond funds within three years but it now looks more like seven.
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Regardless Jean, most of the projects should be completed by the end of the decade.

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A Virginia Tech student-athlete who died after practice will be remembered tomorrow.
Clayton William Waterfield was a Freshmen from Redmond, Washington- Waterfield collapsed at the War Memorial Gym after completing a run with his crew team.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FS]
The service will be held at 4:00 tomorrow in the Owen Banquet Room.
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[Vick]


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Tech's Athletic Department will take no action- -at least not right away- -against three football players charged last night.
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Late yesterday police arrested quarterback Marcus Vick, running back Mike Imoh (ee-moh) and wide receiver Brenden Hill on misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
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The three are accused of giving teenage girls alcohol and taking pictures of them as they stripped.
Vick is also accused of having sex with a 15 year old girl.
A Tech spokesperson says "the university athletic director has taken the situation under review. He will evaluate the students' conduct within the context of the situation, and take action if and when appropriate. "
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University officials say nothing will happen until the court cases are resolved.
The three players are free on 25-hundred dollars bond.

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He once said he would win every state.. from Massachusetts to Ohio to Maine. but tonight Howard Dean is out in the bid for the White house.
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((I AM NO LONGER ACTIVELY PURSUING THE PRESIDENCY.))
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Dean today ended ends his rollercoaster bid for the presidency.. but vows to fight on for the Democrats.
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((HOWARD DEAN: WE WILL NO LONGER BE DIVIDED BY SEXUAL ORIENTATION. WE WILL NOT LONGER BE DIVIDED BY RELIGION. WE WILL NO LONGER BE DIVIDED BY GEORGE BUSH IN THE WHITE HOUSE.))
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[Warner]


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Frontrunner John Kerry will pick up the endorsement of the AFL-CIO at a meeting of union leaders tomorrow.
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Many are wondering if he'll pick up Governor Mark Warner as a running mate as well.
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University of Virginia professor Larry Sabato says Virginia's governor is on Kerry's list of potential running mates.
But he says there are several reasons why Mark Warner is not the best choice.
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((LARRY SABATO/POLITICAL ANALYST: HE'S FROM VIRGINIA AND PROBABLY CANNOT CARRY VIRGINIA FOR THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET. NOBODY COULD. SECOND HE WAS FROM CONNECTICUT HE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN CONNECTICUT. THAT WOULD BE TWO NORTHEASTERNERS ON THE TICKET, EVEN THOUGH HIS CURRENT STATE IS VIRGINIA. AND THIRD AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, KERRY AND WARNER ARE WORTH SEVERAL HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS A PIECE. IT WOULD BE VERY HARD TO RUN A POPULIST CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE BUSH-CHENEY TICKET WITH THAT MUCH MONEY IN THE TICKETS POCKETS.))
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And Warner says his hands are full right now, trying to deal with Virginia's budget problems.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I'M PROUD TO SUPPORT SENATOR KERRY BUT THIS IS WHERE MY HEART IS, THIS IS WHERE MY LIFE IS, THIS IS WHERE I'M STAYING.))
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A Kerry-Warner ticket would be good news for Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine... he would then take over as governor.
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[Bush-jobs]


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President Bush is talking jobs again today- but this time he's backing away from his initial prediction that two point six million jobs would be created this year.
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Instead the president is acknowledging that many Americans are hurting.
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((I'M MINDFUL THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE LOOKING FOR WORK AND WE'VE GOT TO CONTINUE BUILDING ON THE PROGRESS SO FAR.))
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The President's forecast was for two point six million jobs. But even the best prediction is for only two thirds that.
The White House Spokesperson says the President is interested in creating jobs and making sure everybody who is looking for a job can find one.
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[Auto-Jobs]


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Speaking of jobs.. the federal government is working with the auto industry to put out the help wanted sign-
It's an effort to fill more than 35-thousand crucial, understaffed positions.
As Julie Vallese reports, what the jobs are and how much they pay may surprise you.
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[SUPER=01-Denise Patton Pace/Automotive Retailing Today; :31 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Emily Stover DeRocco/Employment and Training Administration; :43]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Robert Hobman/U. S. Marine Corps; 1:04]
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((IT'S NOT YOUR FATHER'S CAR - NOT YOUR FATHER'S GARAGE AND CERTAINLY NOT YOUR FATHER'S MECHANIC. Joe Milo/Koons Chevrolet Automotive Technician: The old stereotype of the grease monkey at mom and pops gas station is gone. Today's technician is not just someone who rebuilds or just replaces parts. NO THEY NOW ARE ALSO COMPUTER TECHNICIANS - BUT STEREOTYPES STICK AND THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR HAS PROJECTED A SHORTAGE OF 35,000 AUTO SERVICE TECHNICIANS ENTERING THE FIELD FOR THE NEXT SIX YEARS. Denise Patton Pace/Automotive Retailing Today: It is a career. It's not a dead end and there is a career ladder. You start at the beginning you move up. MANY SECONDARY SCHOOLS HAVE CUT BACK ON THEIR VOCATIONAL TRAINING LEAVING SHORTAGES IN MANY TRADE FIELDS. Emily Stover DeRocco/Employment and Training Administration: It is very important that we pay attention to every sector that is creating jobs and more importantly we pay attention to the right education and skills development for all Americans. 11 BILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY HAS BEEN SET ASIDE BY THE GOVERNMENT TO DO THAT. BUT THE AUTO INDUSTRY SAYS IT ISN'T WILLING TO SIT AND WAIT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO COME TO THEM SO IT IS GOING LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN AND WOMEN. Lt. Col. Robert Hobman/U.S. Marine Corps: There are 27,000 thousand honorably discharged marines their young for the most part their trained they're drug free and they are anxious to translate the skills from active duty into the civilian world." NOT JUST THE MARINES BUT ALL SECTORS OF THE MILITARY. A WEBSITE LINKS AUTO MANUFACTURERS, DEALERS, TRADE SCHOOLS AND THE MILITARY TO AVAILABLE JOBS FROM THE EAST TO WEST AND EVERYWHERE IN BETWEEN.))
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Still ahead on News 7, how a dispute between local doctors and an insurance company will affect patients.
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And a runaway train levels several villages.
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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports Office on this hump night as the ladies of the River Ridge take over the Civic Center floor. The Clemson Tigers shock the Wolfpack tonight. Steve Mason heads to Low Moor for this edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly. Plus, race track expansion - and a Maddux move to Wrigley - tonight on the Big 7.))
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An insurance company and a local group of doctors are at odds over reimbursements.
35 Anesthesiologists in Roanoke and the New River Valley say they will pull out of the Anthem benefit network next month.
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Dr. Alex Cardenas (car-DAY-nuss) is the president of Anesthesiology Consultants of Virginia.
He says anthem reimbursements are unreasonably low, making it increasingly difficult to attract and retain qualified anesthesiologists.
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((THIS IS NOT ABOUT US LEAVING THE AREA. WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE EXCELLENT MEDICAL CARE HERE. THIS IS REALLY ABOUT COMING TO A REASONABLE RATE WITH A MAJOR INSURANCE COMPANY.))
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A spokesman says Anthem tries to balance access with affordability for its members, and despite the company's best efforts negotiators were unable to reach agreement in this case.
Medicare patients won't be affected.
For others, A-C-V says the difference between its rates, and Anthem's reimbursement is expected to be about 60 to 90 dollars for most surgeries.

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A single vehicle accident in Alleghany County turned deadly this afternoon. State Police say 59 year old David Welton Harold of Hot Springs was driving north on Route 220 when he ran off the road and struck a tree. Harold wasn't wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene. No one else was in the car at the time of the accident.

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A combination of inexperience and poor road conditions are reportedly to blame for a crash that injured two Lynchburg policemen last week.
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Officers Mike Bauserman and Shay Ellis were hurt when their patrol car ran off Florida Avenue and down a steep embankment.
Authorities say Ellis, a rookie, was driving and swerved to avoid construction barrels in the road.
The car then hit a patch of sand that sent it out of control.
Ellis's superiors don't believe he was driving recklessly but he may face sanctions or undergo additional training.
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A massive explosion aboard a runaway train killed and injured hundreds in Iran.
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[SUPER=03-Neyshabur, Iran;]

The freight train was parked and waiting at the station when it unexpectedly began to roll. The train picked up speed, derailed and then crashed into another train station. The collision caused the train to burst into flames. The train was hauling fuel and industrial chemicals which ignited a string of explosions that were felt fifty miles away. The blasts leveled five villages. An estimated 200 people were killed. Hundreds more were injured. Iranian officials are not sure what set the fifty car train in motion. For now, it is blamed on a possible earthquake.
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Still ahead, neighbors line up against a propsed shopping center in Roanoke County.
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And no time for horsing around... as a ferry slowly sinks.
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[Shopping-Center]


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Residential property in Roanoke County would be rezoned as commercial if a South Carolina Development Company gets its way.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Kahn Development wants to build an "upscale shopping center" at the corner of Keagy Road and Route 419. The fifteen and a half acre "retail and office complex" would front Keagy Road. Most of the property is currently zoned as residential. Tonight, the Greater Hidden Valley Neighborhood Association held a meeting offering information about the project and a petition to stop it from going forward.
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The planning commission is expected to address the development at its meeting on March second.

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An old Roanoke County industrial building may be getting new tenants.
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Developers announced plans this morning to attract new businesses to the Ingersoll-Rand building and 100 acres of land it sits on.
They say that the building has already drawn interest from possible tenants who will be visiting the Roanoke valley in the next month.
A local business, Valley Machine, has already expanded into the building. That expansion already created six new jobs and may create 10 to 20 more.
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River girls tourney action, another upset in the ACC tonight. Plus, the latest edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly is on the way. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

Greg Maddux, who spent the past decade with the Braves, is returning to place where he began his career - Chicago. Maddux is now 37 years old, and on most night good for just six innings, but the Cubs are thrilled to get him. Maddux is just 11 victories from joining the 300-win club.
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[S-Blacksburg]


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The high school ladies took over the Salem Civic Center tonight for the River Ridge District Semifinals. Defending state champ Blacksburg squared off with Salem in the opener.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Bruins vs. Spartans; :00]


Mickey McGuigan's crew got off to a slow start against the Spartans, trailing throughout the first half.
This would help though. Courtney Long plays the passing lane and gets the steal. Long goes the other way for the lay-in. She had 14.
But Salem turned to Jessica Bass. The Spartans leading scorer gets the tough, off balance leaner in the paint to go down. She had 13 for coach Tracy Driscoll.
Kelli Ogilvie then scores two off the window for Salem, as the Spartans led by four at the break.
The Bruins took control in the second half,
[SUPER=33-Salem/37/Blacksburg/52/;]

Jordan Phillips strokes the jumper. Blacksburg advances 52 to 37.
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[S-Titans]


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[SUPER=03-Salem/Titans vs. Cougars; :00]

The Lady Cougars and head coach Paul Wilson took on the Hidden Valley girls in the night cap. The Cougars' Torrien Redd gets it done from the outside as she hits two of her team his 13 to pull Pulaski within 2. The Titans' Katelyn Graham would then answer that with a long two pointer of her own as Hidden Valley led at the halftime break. Pulaski counters in the third with Amy Terry, who storms the paint and banks in the short jumper. But Hidden Valley would prevail. Elizabeth Shaw get two of her 14 points.
[super=33-Hidden Valley/46/Pulaski Co./27;]

Hidden Valley gets a spot in the regionals and plays regular season champ Blacksburg for the River Ridge title Friday at six.
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[S-ACC]


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Sunday night N.C. State showed Duke that anything can happen in the ACC on a given night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clemson, SC/Fox-Net;:00]

Tonight Oliver Purnell, Ron Bradley and the Clemson Tigers set out to teach the Woldpack the same lesson. Clemson came in as the last place team in the league, while State was just a game out of first. Shawan Robinson could of cared less. He hit for a game high 20 points for the Tigers, and Akin (UH-KEEN) Akingbala (AH-KING-BALLA) dropped in 10 more as Clemson upsets State 60-to-55 - and is now tied for last with UVa.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE PAGE] And Saturday at Clemson - the Tigers host the Cavaliers. It's a four o'clock game and you can watch it right here on WDBJ-7.
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The Tech men and women played Big East road games tonight. The women topped Seton Hall 48-to-42. Four Hokies scored in double figures in a bizarre second half that would see Seton Hall go the final 11 minutes and 37 seconds without a single basket. The Tech women are now 18-and-6. Seth Greenberg's men lost on the road at Villanova 80-to-68. Tech forced 24 Villanova turnovers, but the Hokies shot just 43 percent and the Wildcats hit 64 percent for the game.


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Alleghany plays Northside in the Blue Ridge semi-finals on Friday night.
In this edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly, Steve Mason takes us to Low Moor to visit with Alleghany's Bosco Williams - Mountaineer through and through.
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((Tucked away in the Alleghany mountains Bosco Williams is climbing to the top of the basketball and football worlds. This past season Williams was an all state receiver, hauling in 11 touchdown passes for 1030 yards. ((:))
Williams father B.C. Williams was an all-American offensive guard at West Virginia where he played from 1968 to 1971.
((:)) ((STEVE MASON:MR'S WILLIAMS IS VERY INVOLVED IN HIS SON'S CAREER BOTH ATHLETICALLY AND ACADEMICALLY. IN FACT DURING BOSCO'S RECOVERY FROM A TORN ACL, HE WORKED OUT HIS MIND. HIS DAD REQUIRES BOSCO TO PICK A WORD OUT OF THE DICTIONARY EACH DAY AND LEARN ITS DEFINITION.)) ((:)) ((:))
Bosco is averaging nearly 14 points, six rebounds and three assists a game on a team that did not return a starter from a sea son ago. ((:)) Williams maintains a 3.1 grade point average and is being recruited by West Virginia, Virginia Tech, UVa and Maryland. Steve Mason hometown hoops weekly.))

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The New River Valley Speedway has a new owner, a new name and soon it also will have some very new luxuries.
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Now under new ownership from the Shelor Group - the track is undergoing a major facelift, with five new suites being constructed along the frontstretch, and a new tech center in the infield.
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Snow has slowed down construction, but everything should be ready in time for the track's opening night on April 3rd.
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After days on a sinking ferry, seven competition horses have been rescued.
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The horses were aboard a Swedish ferry boat when it collided with a Polish cargo ship on Monday. The ferry's crew and passengers were taken off by tug. Fearing the boat might sink, rescuers did not go aboard to retrieve the animals, but waited until the horses could be lifted by crane. After that, the horses were put in containers and brought safely ashore. They were immediately checked by a veterinarian who found they were tired, but in good health. (------------)