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Coming up on News 7-
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An accident injures three people in Roanoke County.
Ford owners listen up. Firestone's recalling more standard-issue tires.
Muhammad Ali's a hero to many, but a Virginia lawmaker says he's not worthy of the honor.
And one week and counting. Who won that huge mega millions jackpot?
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News 7 is next.

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Thousands of people own them... now Firestone's recalling more tires.
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Jean is off tonight.

[Firestone-Recall]


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The firm is voluntarily calling back more than 300-thousand tires that have a problem with tread separation. At least six people have died in accidents as a result. Julie Vallese has more from Washington.
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(( THE TIRES WERE USED AS STANDARD
EQUIPMENT ON 2000 TO 2002 AND SOME 2003
MODELS OF FORD EXCURSION SPORTS UTILITY
VEHICLES. THE TIREMAKER SAID IT WAS
AWARE OF 14 CRASHES INVOLVING SUV'S
WITH THE STEELTEX TIRES. THE NATIONAL
HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
SAYS IT IS AWARE THE TIRES WERE ON 5
VEHICLES INVOLVED IN CRASHES--KILLING 6
AND INJURING 20. THE DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION HAS COMMENDED FIRESTONE
FOR TAKING ACTION - SAYING EVERYONE
LEARNED A LESSON THE LAST TIME AROUND.
THAT REFERS TO THE RECALL OF CLOSE TO
17 MILLION FIRESTONE TIRES THREE AND A
HALF YEARS AGO. TREAD SEPARATION ON
THOSE TIRES HAVE BEEN BLAMED FOR MORE
THAN 200 DEATHS AND HUNDREDS OF
INJURIES. A MAJORITY OF THOSE WERE
STANDARD EQUIPMENT ON FORD'S EXPLORER. STAND UP --FORD MOTOR COMPANY IS WORKING WITH FIRESTONE ON THIS SAFETY CAMPAIGN. CONSUMERS WILL BE ABLE TO GET FREE REPLACEMENT TIRES AT FORD DEALERSHIPS AND CERTIFIED FIRESTONE DEALERS. IN WASHINTON, I'M JULIE VALLESE. ))

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Three people were injured in a Roanoke County wreck this evening.
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One person was airlifted and two others driven to the hospital around seven tonight after a head on collision on Route 460 west. The accident happened just west of the State Police headquarters building in Glenvar. There is no word on the extent of injuries at this time.
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The National D-Day Memorial's former president today chose Charlottesville as the venue for his second fraud trial.
But his lawyers continued to argue for keeping the trial in Roanoke.
Earlier this month, a federal judge ruled that Richard Burrow's second trial would be moved from Roanoke and Lynchburg because of extensive news coverage. He gave Burrow's lawyers a choice of five locations.
Defense attorney John Lichtenstein said Charlottesville was best for convenience, expense and the possibility for a fair trial.
Burrow faces 10 counts of fraud and two counts of perjury in his second trial. It's scheduled to begin Sept. 13.



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Martha Stewart says she's ``pleased'' that a federal judge tossed out one of the charges against her today.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

The judge dismissed a charge of securities fraud, saying the evidence was too weak to support it. Prosecutors had accused Stewart of lying to investors in her own company about a contested stock sale. She still faces four criminal counts: conspiracy, obstruction of justice and two counts of lying to investigators.
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[Haiti]


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The President of Haiti should step down before he's forced out according to the U.S.
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A senior official in the Bush administration Jean-Bertrand Aristide should leave the country before armed rebels take over. Rebels already control half the country and are closing in on the capital city of Port-au-Prince. Violence is widespread. But Aristide tells CNN he will not step down.
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[IN Q=I have the responsibility as an elected president...]

((JEAN-BERTRAND ARISTIDE/PRESIDENT OF HAITI: I HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY AS AN ELECTED PRESIDENT TO STAY WHERE I AM, PROTECTING THE PEOPLE THE WAY I AM, THE WAY I CAN, ASKING THE U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO STAND AGAINST TERRORISTS.))
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[OUT Q=community to stand against terrorists.]
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In the meantime, the U-S has returned hundreds of Haitian boat people back to their country.
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Peter Odighizuwa (oh-dig-uh-ZOO'-wah) burst into tears in a Grundy courtroom today as he was sentenced to life in prison.
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Television cameras weren't allowed in the courtroom, as the 45 year old former student pled guilty to capital murder.
Odighizuwa said he wished he could bring back the three people he killed at the Appalachian school of law.
Police said Odighizuwa was angry about flunking out of his classes when he took a gun to the school and started shooting.
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[Ware-Ali]


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Some call him "The Greatest," others a draft-dodger.
That was the fight today when a freshman delegate from Roanoke made a motion to adjourn for the day in honor of his hero-- Muhammad Ali
Such motions are generally granted without objection.
But as Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon reports, that wasn't the case today.
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[SUPER=01-Del. Robert Hull/(D) Falls Church; 1:04 quick!]
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(( In recognition of Black History Month, Roanoke Delegate Onzlee Ware asked that the House adjourn for the day in honor of his personal hero, Muhammad Ali.
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((DELEGATE ONZLEE WARE/D-ROANOKE: THIS MAN IS A SYMBOL OF INTEGRITY AND DISCIPLINE HE FACED MANY ADVERSITIES IN HIS LIFE BUT HE WORKED HARD TO RISE ABOVE THEM TO REACH THE PINNACLE OF FAME AND RESPECT.)) [RUNS:14]
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But Fredericksburg Delegate Mark Cole objected to the normally routine motion.
The Republican said Ali was not worthy of the honor.
And he called the former boxing champion a draft dodger and a man of questionable moral character.
[SOT 12:28:50]

((DELEGATE MARK COLE/R-FREDERICKSBURG: THE MAN REFUSED TO SERVE HIS COUNTRY AND TRIED TO, I THINK, HIDE BEHIND THE CLOAK OF HIS FAITH EVEN THOUGH MANY IN HIS FAITH DID SERVE HIS COUNTRY BUT WHEN IT CAME TO MORAL ISSUES HE DID NOT ADHERE TO HIS FAITH SO I THINK THE MAN WAS A COWARD.)) [RUNS:20]
Other delegates spoke in favor of the tribute.
[SOT 01:01:09]

((DELEGATE ROBERT HULL/D-FALLS CHURCH: UNLIKE MANY WHO WENT TO CANADA, MUHAMMAD ALI WAS WILLING TO GO TO PRISON FOR HIS BELIEFS AND I THINK ITS FITTING THAT WE HONOR HIM.)) [RUNS:08]
Ware's motion passed with only a handful of delegates voting no.
After the voice vote, some were still questioning Cole's motives.
[SOT 12:31:13]

((DELEGATE DWIGHT JONES/D-RICHMOND: I THINK WHEN YOU START TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE'S MORAL CHARACTER YOU OPEN A PANDORA'S BOX AND THAT WE WOULD DO WELL TO LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE IN THE BODY POLITICK IN LIGHT OF WHAT WE'VE LEARNED ABOUT SOME OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS IN THE LAST FEW YEARS.)) [RUNS:13]
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As for Delegate Ware he told me he disagrees with his colleague.
But like Ali, he had the courage to stand up and say what he believed.))
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Abuse by Catholic priests may have been more widespread than anyone expected.
The results of the church's own investigation when News 7 returns.
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Plus California's attorney general asks the state supreme court to immediately stop gay weddings. So is the honeymoon over?
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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports Office as the Dazzle goes disco with the Ice Man - but get an eyeful of Mateen Cleaves. Regional high school hoop action heats back up tonight from Bassett to the Civic Center. Highlights of five of tonight's game are one the way right here on the Big 7.))
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The California Supreme Court is refusing to put a stop to same sex marriages taking place in San Francisco. And the battle is moving to another state, this time New York, where the mayor of a small village issued 21 marriage licences to gay couples. Manuel Gallegus has more.
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[SUPER=01-Bill Lockyer/CA Attorney General; :19 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/CBS News; :32]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.]

((DO SAME SEX MARRIAGES BREAK THE LAW OR ARE THEY PROTECTED BY CALIFORNIAS OWN CONSTITUTION? CALIFORNIAS ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL LOCKYER says SAN FRANCISCOS MARRIAGES ARE NOT LEGALAND HE WANTS THE STATE SUPREME COURT TO PUT AN IMMEDIATE END TO THEMAT LEAST UNTIL IT CAN ALL be ARGUED IN COURT.
-SOT-BILL LOCKYER, CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL.


The actions of the county violates state law.48 35 GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER SAYS HE WANTS THE MARRIAGES STOPPED. SAN FRANCISCOS MAYOR SAYS THE CITY WILL KEEP PERFORMING THE CEREMONIES UNTIL THEYRE ORDERED NOT TO. -STAND UP- WITH SIX REPUBLICANS AND ONE DEMOCRAT, THE STATE SUPREME COURT IS VIEWED BY LEGAL EXPERTS AS MODERATELY CONSERVATIVEAND THE FEELING IS THAT IS THAT EVENTUALLY THEY WILL JUDGE THE MARRIAGES ILLEGAL. THAT MEANS THAT MORE THAN 33-HUNDRED CEREMONIES WILL BE WORTHLESS AT LEAST ON PAPERINCLUDING ROSIE ODONNELL'S UNION THURSDAY.
-SOT-ROSIE ODONNELL

With liberty and justice for all ODONNELL WAS REFERING TO THE PRESIDENTS CALL FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BANNING THE MARRIAGES. DURING A MEETING WITH GERMANYS CHANCELLOR FRIDAYTHE PRESIDENT REAFFIRMED HIS FEELINGS.
-SOT- GEORGE BUSH

that marriage between a man and woman is ideal.. and the job of the president is to drive policy toward the ideal. 24;40 A RECENT SURVEY SHOWS MOST CALIFORNIA VOTERS DO NOT WANT SAME SEX MARRIAGES LEGALIZED BUT VOTERS ARE OVERWHELMINGLY OPPOSED TO AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION. MG CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))

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The investigation into a sex scandal at the University of Colorado is deepening.
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The governor today announced the state will conduct its own independent investigation. The University of Colorado is accused of using sex and alcohol parties to attract football recruits. Seven women have accused the school's football players of sexual assault, but no charges have been filed.
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((GOV. BILL OWENS/R-COLORADO: DR. HOFFMAN, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND I LIKE ALL COLORADOANS WANT THESE ALLEGATIONS INVESTIGATED THOROUGHLY, THE FACTS NEED TO BE PUT ON THE TABLE WITH NO SPIN, NO WHITEWASH AND WITH NO EXCUSES.))
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Governor Owens appointed Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar to the position of special prosecutor. Salazar will work alongside an investigative panel assembled by the University's Board of Regents.
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Catholic Bishops did not deal with the problem of pedophile preists, and the abuse has been much more widespread than anyone first believed.
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That's according to two reports commissioned by the church. One report paints a startling picture with numbers. Nearly 11-thousand minors say they were abused by almost five thousand different priests. More than 80 percent of the victims were male, between the ages of 11 and 14.
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((BISHOP WILTON GREGORY/PRESIDENT US CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS--THE PICTURE THAT EMERGES SADLY IS ONE OF THOSE WHO BROKE FAITH WITH THEIR PEOPLE, THEIR PRIESTHOOD AND THEIR RELIGIOUS VOWS.))
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The other report puts much of the blame on the bishops --calling their handling of the problem ''shameful" for not doing anything to stop the past 50-years of abuse.
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Jerry Eller says it's only natural that his mother and brother would have died together.
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The bodies of 83- year- old Ruby Eller and her son, 54- year- old Jackie, were found early Thursday morning in their burned out home.
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

The Pulaski County natives had lived together all their lives. Relatives say Ruby's body was found next to her son's bed - she'd apparently been trying to wake him up. The hundred- year- old farm house off Clark Ferry Road was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived early yesterday morning. Police are still investigating the cause, but the family has been told there's so little left of the home they may never know what started the blaze.
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Ready for a taste of spring?
Robin has the weekend forecast when News 7 returns.
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And it's been a week since someone hit a huge mega-millions jackpot... but are we any closer to finding out who has the winning ticket?
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[Bassett-Jobs]


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Several furniture makers in Henry County are looking for workers.
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[SUPER=03-Bassett;]

Bassett Furniture has been working with the Virginia Employment Commission to find up to 1-hundred workers. For the last three weeks, the V-E-C has been sending out letters to more than 1-hundred-fifty qualified workers, but is still waiting to hear back from them to submit applications.
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[IN Q=I know we have...]

((JOYCE SNEAD/VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION MANAGER; I KNOW WE HAVE THE WORKFORCE HERE, AND I KNOW PEOPLE WANT TO WORK. WE DO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER IN TRAINING. ))
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Bassett is considering holding a job fair to attract potential employees but no date or time has been set. Stanley Furniture is also holding a job fair, that will be held March 10th. Anyone interested can contact the Virginia Employment Commission in Martinsville.
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Highlights from five of tonight's Regional high school games are on the way - plus in tonight's Extra Point -
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At halftime of tonight's Dazzle game - one of the biggest crowd of the season got a chance to check out a music and dance performance by the African Dance & Drum Ensemble that has been featured at the Harrison Museum. The group entertained those in attendance as part of the black history month celebration. That was just part of the fun tonight - more when we return.
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The Dazzle hosted the Hunstville Flight in the first of two games this weekend.
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But this isn't just any weekend. It's Retro weekend as the clock was turned back to the 1970's when Disco was king and moms and dads everywhere where scared to death. Can a brother get a pick to tight up that fro please? The Flight featured former Michigan State star Mateen Cleaves But Marque Perry was up for the battle of point guards as he loses Cleaves on the Mikki Moore pick and hits the jumper. Mateen would then play like an option quarterback and flip it to a slicing Rod Grizzard who scores 2 of his 18 points.
The Dazzle would then take the rock inside as Josh Asselin, who had his own fro-thing going backs in for the jam.
[SUPER=33-Huntsville/94/Roanoke/85;]

But - Cleaves will take it right back - get the hoop, the harm, take a tumble, get up and then check out the Star City Squad - acting like it really is 1979. He had 28. Dazzle loses 94-to-85.
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NBA Hall of famer George Gervin sat on the Dazzle bench tonight as he helped the team celebrate Black history Month. The "Ice Man" also was on hand at halftime as the Dazzle in partnership with Shenadoah Life honored this year's winners of the Black History Month essay contest. Gervin himself would have made a fine topic.
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On the high school court tonight, Martinsville made the short trip to Bassett to square off with the Abingdon Falcons in the Region Four Semifinals.
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The 'Dogs had quietly put together an 11 game winning streak dating back to January 19th.
Early on though, the Falcons hung tough. Zack Tritt stays with things on the baseline and bounces in the short jumper.
But the Bulldogs regrouped. Marquise Brandon goes to work for 2 of his team high 18 points on the little floater as the Ville opened up a 12 point cushion.
In the second half, Eric Burnette gave Martinsville a lift. He follows up his own miss with the lay-in underneath on his way to an 11 point night.
[SUPER=33-Abingdon/58/Martinsville/68/;]

Then Marcus Martin finishes off the break with two more and Martinsville finished off the Falcons 68-58 to advance.
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In the Region 3 boys' action tonight - Salem beat Gretna 46 to 43, while Heritage edged Pulaski 68 to 65 in double overtime. Salem and Heritage will play for the title tomorrow night at six at the Salem Civic Center.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Region III Championship; :00]

At the girls' Region 3 title tilt, Lord Botetourt took on Northside for the fifth time this season. Botetourt started out hot looking like it duplicate its victory from game one as Renee Guilliams works her way through the trees and scores on the reverse. But the Vikings have Emery Wallace. She rips rope from the left side of the key. She led all scorers tonight with 16 points.
[super=33-Northside/45/Lord Botetourt/35;]

The point guard Dana Powell also was key in this game with 14 points. Northside beat Botetourt for the four straight time 45-to-35.
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In the girls Region Four semis, Magna Vista made short work of Lee County.
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Back to Bassett we go, where the Warriors built on an 11 point halftime lead when Brenee Hairston scores a deuce off the inbounds pass.
Then Hairston finds Melissa Penn down low and she powers to the rack as Magna Vista pulled away.
[SUPER=33-Lee/35/Magna Vista/51/;]

Brittany Kellam then finished off the Generals with another jumper. Magna Vista advances in a big way 51-35.
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The Region C girls played their semi-finals tonight at the Northside Vikings' gym in North Roanoke County.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Narrows vs. Radford;:00]

The Radford Bobcats took on the Green Wave of Narrows in the opener. The Cats WhitneyKing delivers inside to Ashley Hayes who takes the pass and taps it off the glass and scores for Radford. Narrows would have its share of moments in this one as Heather Ferrell recovers the loose ball takes it coast to coast and score on the opposite end.
[super=33-Radford/ /Narrows/ ;]

But Radford needed to work double overtime pull this one out as they beat the Green Wave ____ to ___ to earn a spot in the state tournament.
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The Fighting Blues took on Glenvar in the nightcap of the Region C semi-finals. But the Highlanders were the class of this one from the start. Allyson Fasnacht drives on the wing and hits the pullup jumper to get Glenvar rolling. The Blues' Whitney Williams would then knock in a three pointer to get Parry McCluer on track.
[super=33-Glenvar/70/Parry McCluer/41;]

But it was all Glenvar in the end as Rebecca Downor drains a three and Glenvar beats Parry McCluer 70 to 41.
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[S-ODAC]


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The ODAC Women's Semifinals were played today at the House that Harveycutter built.
Eastern Mennonite beat Guilford 65 to 58 in the opener.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Eagles vs. Yellow Jackets; :00]


There was no clowning around in the second semifinal as Bridgewater took on Randolph-Macon for a spot in the final.
Shannon Scales got the Eagles started. She gets into the lane and then gets a friendly bounce from the iron on the short jumper.
But Macon then went to Kristen Morgan who puts in the baseline 'j'. The Jackets still trailed by 10 at halftime.


[SUPER=33-Randolph-Macon/62/Bridgewater/57/;]


Macon kept coming and outscored Bridgewater by 15 in the second half. The Jackets will defend their title with a 62-57 win.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express lost tonight on the road at Atlantic City 4-to-2. Roanoke had a 2-to-1 lead in the third, but gave up three unanswered goals in the final period. Roanoke is home tomorrow night and Sunday afternoon taking on Dayton.

[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Mega-Millions]


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It's been one week since the winning Mega Millions ticket was sold but no one has come forward to claim the 239 million dollars.
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[VO-NAT]


The director of the Virginia Lottery says that's not necessarily a bad sign.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We hope that]

((PENELOPE KYLE/VIRGINIA LOTTERY DIRECTOR; WE HOPE THE REASON THAT THEY HAVEN'T COME FORWARD YET IS THAT THEY'RE GETTING THE KINF OF ADVIE ANY ONE OF US WOULD NEED IF WE HAD A WINDFALL THE SIZE OF 239 MILLION.))
[SUPER=01-Penelope Kyle/Virginia Lottery Director]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=239 million.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stephens City]


The winning ticket was sold in the Shenandoah Valley.
So far the Virginia lottery's heard from two lawyers-- One from Virginia professing to represent the winner.... another from out of state who says their client was driving through the state and bought the winning ticket.
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