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Coming up on News 7-
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Summer nudist camps for kids may be changing. Parents may now be required.
Gas up and go has different meaning for thieves. How a state law is working to stop crime at the pump.
And 58 years on the air, one longtime radio reporter says farewell.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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The only man ever convicted of involvement in the 9-11 attacks may now walk free.
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[911-Verdict]


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Good Evening.
A verdict is overturned for (mon-year EL Ma-TASS- ideck)-
Just how could this happen and what will happen to the suspect now?
Tom Fenton reports from London.
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((He is the only person ever convicted of involvement in the September 11th attacks...but today judges in Germany overturned the verdict. Mounir El Motassadeq lived in this Hamburg neighborhood ....with three of the suicide hijackers. The judges ruled he had not gotten a fair trial because the United States refused to allow key testimony. His lawyer called the verdict a legal milestone. A lawyer for the victims of nine-eleven called it incomprehensible.
(reuters tv file: trial in Hamburg Feb 19th, 2003)

But El Motassadeq is not a free man yet. His case will be sent back for a new trial in Hamburg, where he was found guilty last year of 3,066 counts of accessory to murder and of providing logistical support for the nine-eleven hijackers. Today's ruling was prompted by the refusal of the United States to allow testimony by Ramzi bin al-Shibh, who is believed to have played a central role in the September 11th plot and is being held in secret. That refusal is the reason why another nine-eleven suspect, Abdelghani Mzoudi, was acquitted last month by a German court. Lawyers now think Motassadeq may eventually walk free as well. Tom Fenton, CBS News, London.))

[Nudist-camp]


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A bill targeting nudist camps for children is on its way to becoming law.
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A Senate Committee today approved legislation requiring that children attending nude camps be accompanied by a parent.
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((DEL. JACK REID/R-HENRICO CO.: WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY HERE TO PASS LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CHILDREN.))
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[OUT Q=TO PROTECT CHILDREN.]
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But the owner of the state's only youth nude camp says lawmakers are unfairly singling out nudists.
He says the children in his camp are safe.
Other enthusiasts of nude recreation testified that legislators are relying on false assumptions.
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[SOT 14:36:27]
[IN Q=LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING]

((JONATHAN SHAPIRO/NATURIST ACTION COMMITTEE FOR VIRGINIA; LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING THAT MIGHT COME AS A SURPRISE, NUDIST CHILDREN ARE USED TO NUDITY, THEY ARE USED TO SEEING THEIR FAMILY NUDE, EVEN STRANGERS, AND IT DOESN'T BOTHER THEM.))
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[OUT Q=IT DOESN'T BOTHER THEM.]
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The House of Delegates has already passed the legislation.
The measure now heads to the full Senate for a vote.
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[Gas-Drive-Off]


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The next time you go to fill up your gas tank, you may have to pay before you pump. More and more gas stations are requiring that to prevent gas drive-offs. [***GAS N GO GRAPHIC***]
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Justin McLeod is here with more on the problem and one solution that may or may not be working. Justin, what did you find?
Jean, Virginia has a law that targets gas pump drive offs.
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It's been on the books since 2001 but three years later it's hard to tell if the "gas and go" law is working or not.

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((((NAT SOUND OF PUMPING GAS))
When you go to gas up, you probably see this sign on the pump.
It clearly says if you don't pay, you could lose your license.
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((SANDEEP REDDY/GAS STATION MANAGER: YOU STILL HAVE YOUR SAME OLD CRIMINALS THAT CARRY ON DOING THAT AND IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER TO THEM BUT IT DOES DISCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM DOING IT.)) [Runs07]
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It wasn't always this way for Virginia's 6 thousand gas retailers.
Several years ago, drive offs cost them more than 14 million dollars a year.
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((SANDEEP REDDY/GAS STATION MANAGER: WE HAVE TO END UP PAYING IT FROM OUR POCKETS.)) [Runs03]
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It was such a problem the fuel industry worked to toughen Virginia's laws.
Since 2001, violators can face fines up to 100 dollars and may have their driver's license suspended for up to 30 days.
The goal is to reduce gas drive offs.
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[IN Q=The number of gas]

((MIKE O'CONNOR/FUEL INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE: THE NUMBER OF DRIVE-OFFS HAVE DECREASED IN VIRGINIA SINCE THIS BILL BECAME LAW.)) [Runs05]
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But O'Conner admits that is anecdotal and there is no way to prove it with certainty.
That's because the Department of Motor Vehicles does not track how many people lose their license for pumping without paying.
Those offenses are grouped together in a general category and add up to several hundred thousand suspensions every year.
Even so, the fuel industry defends the law saying the fear factor alone works since 70-thousand of these stickers have been distributed to gas stations across the state.
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((MIKE O'CONNOR/FUEL INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE: OBVIOUSLY, ANYBODY THAT'S DRIVING NEEDS TO HAVE THAT LICENSE AND WE THINK THE PUBLIC EDUCATION ASPECT IS REALLY IMPORTANT.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=ASPECT IS REALLY IMPORANT]))
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So how much of problem is gas drive offs these days?
That's also hard to tell. Law enforcement agencies on the state and local level usually list these in a general category with other offenses.
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The bottom line Jean, we have a law on the books that appears to be working but there's no way the state can prove it.

[Pillowtex]


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Nearly 200 years of Virginia and North Carolina textile history will be sold to the highest bidder this weekend.
The liquidation company that bought Pillowtex will hold a huge auction Saturday.
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7 months ago, this building in Kannapolis, North Carolina was the headquarters of one of the world's biggest textile companies.
Today it's a warehouse of memories... everything from the company board room to handpainted French wallpaper from the 1800's to NASCAR items.
The new owners say they understand many will feel some pain that these items are being auctioned off, but they also say they've been warmly welcomed.
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((GARY GOLDSMITH/LIQUIDATOR; THEY'VE NOT TREATED US WITH ANY ANIMOSITY. THEY SAY YOU'RE HERE AND YOU'RE PART OF OUR COMMUNITY FOR RIGHT NOW.))
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The money raised from the auction will help pay off the company's massive debt.
The Pillowtex liquidation auction will be held at the Baxter Hood Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Bidding starts at 11a-m this Saturday.
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[Company-A]


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It was a heroic send- off for 129 area citizen soldiers reporting for active duty today.
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Company A of the 116th Infantry Regiment marched from the Bedford Armory to the D-Day Memorial this morning. Hundreds of people lined the streets, while nearly a thousand school children chanted U-S-A outside the D-Day Memorial.
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Veterans who served in Company A during World War II say Bedford residents always come together during times of conflict.
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((ROY STEVENS: WHATEVER HAPPENS TO ONE HAPPENS TO ALL OF THEM. WE WANT TO BE THERE TO ASSIST ONE ANOTHER AND THAT WHAT MAKES SOLDIERS WHAT THEY ARE TODAY AND I'M SURE THE BOYS TODAY FEEL THE SAME WAY WE DID 60 YEARS AGO.))
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Governor Mark Warner also attended the send- off and says Company A has the support of ALL Virginians- no matter what their political affiliation. The soldiers traveled to Fort Bragg, North Carolina tonight where they'll begin an 18- month tour of active duty.
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[Tech-Challenge]


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A team of Virginia Tech students is hoping to engineer a first place win in a 250 mile race from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/VA Tech Video;]


It's called the Grand Challenge and Tech has one of only 24 teams in the nation competing.
The students designed an autonomous vehicle, meaning it's guided by a Global Positioning System and no human intervention is allowed.
The first team to cross the finish line in under 10 hours, wins a million dollars.
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[SOT:21:21:00 ]
[IN Q=This is]

((BRET LEEDY/SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING MAJOR: THIS IS ACTUALLY GETTING YOUR HANDS IN, FIGURING OUT A TECHNICAL PROBLEM. DEVELOPING A PLAN, WORKING WITH A HUGE TEAM ON HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED EQUIPMENT AND ACTUALLY GETTING INTO SEE IT THROUGH RIGHT NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Bret Leedy/Senior Mechanical Engineering Major;]
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[OUT Q=through right now.]
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The students showed off their vehicle during a test run this week at Tech.
The race begins next Saturday.
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They could end up serving for months.
Still ahead on News 7, jury selection begins in the Scott Peterson murder trial.
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Should his mental state keep a convicted killer from Danville off death row?
A judge makes a decision.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports Office as the Express takes out the top team in the Southeast tonight at the Roundhouse. The Liberty men advance to the Big South title game with a win at home tonight. Travis Wells checks in with Lefty and the boys in the ACC Connection. And Randolph Macon gets a last second win in the NCAA tournament. Right here on the Big 7.))
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State Police are waiting on DNA tests, but say a Christiansburg man was most likely driving a motor home involved in a fatal accident this week.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
Three people died Sunday night in a head-on collision on route 219 in Giles County.
According to the two surviving passengers in the motor home, 54 year old Kelly Lee Martin was driving when the vehicle struck a Nissan, killing 26 year old Melissa Rae Mann and 6 year old Lexi Thompson.
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Police are asking anyone who may have seen the 1973 white and maroon striped motor home on the night of the accident to contact them.

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New information in a Bedford accident that killed three teenagers on Monday.
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A state police accident reconstruction team was on route 619 earlier today trying to piece together the moments leading up to the crash. According to police reports, 17-year-old Ginni Creasey went off the shoulder of the road, overcorrected and sent her car into the path of an oncoming Jeep. Using markings police made Monday night, the team used computerized equipment to plot and mark the paths of the vehicles.
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((SGT. PHIL CHEEK, VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: IT LOOKS LIKE THE JEEP THAT WAS HERE DID A COMPLETE 360 AND LANDED HERE ON THE EDGE OF THE ROAD. MOST LIKELY DIDN'T REALLY GO AIRBORNE, BUT NOT A LOT OF CONTACT WITH THE ROAD.))
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[OUT Q= .. WITH THE ROAD.]
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The troopers will be able to input this data into a computer program which will provide a scale diagram of the scene.


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[Walton]


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Death row inmate Percy Levar Walton is psychotic, most likely schizophrenic. That was the conclusion of a federal judge tonight. Nonetheless, Judge Samuel Wilson says Walton understands: what it means to be executed and that he was sentenced to die for murdering three people.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FULL] In a seven-page opinion entered this evening, Judge Wilson writes: "Although Walton is clearly suffering from mental disorder... that does not prevent a state from executing a convicted defendant merely BECAUSE he suffers from mental illness."
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The judge expressed annoyance with the state Attorney General's office. He said the state needed to consider Walton's claim of incompetence "no matter how inconvenient it might be." Wilson is threatening to bill the Commonwealth for the work of the psychiatrist who testified in the case yesterday.

[Peterson]


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Nearly 200 potential jurors in the murder trial of Scott Peterson arrived at the Redwood City court house today.
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[SUPER=03-Redwood City, CA]

But before anyone is selected, everyone must answer a number of questions. Jurors filled out detailed questionnaires that asked things like: do you have any opinions on people involved in extramarital affairs? What is your knowledge of boats? When they return next week, the judge will ask perhaps the most important question: Do you think you could ever vote to execute another human being? Those who answer yes will become death-qualified and placed in a final pool to go before the lawyers.
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[Sex-Column]


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A column in one college newspaper- is stirring up controversy.
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[SUPER=03-Flagstaff, AZ]


That's because it talks about oral sex- some say the topic is taboo .. others say it deserves talk.
Either way the column in the Northern Arizona University lumberjack paper is causing a stir.
The column is from a woman's point of view, includes steps on how to pleasure your partner along with educational elements and information on safe sex.
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((LESLIE CHAMBERS/LUMBERJACK OMBUDSMEN: IT'S SOMETHING THAT DESERVES TO BE ADDRESSED BY STUDENTS.))
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But many faculty members are outraged... and the column something to talk about .. is definitely stirring up talk.
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((dr. JOHN HAEGER/NAU PRESIDENT: SOMEONE BROUGHT IT TO MY ATTENTION AND THEN I READ IT, THEN THE CARDS AND LETTERS BEGAN TO ARRIVE IN MY OFFICE.))
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[OUT Q=in my office.]
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[Vo-Nat 07 plus pad]
They weren't only letters of concern.. but one of praise that the paper printed a sex column from a woman's perspective.
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Robin says we could be in for a wet start to the weekend.
The forecast is still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And his long journey is over. Chippy the sea lion returns to the ocean after a 60 mile trip inland.
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[Commercial]

[Bush-Ads]


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President Bush is hitting the airwaves with a new multi million dollar ad campaign- in 17 key states.
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((SOME CHALLENGES WE'VE SEEN BEFORE AND SOME WERE LIKE NO OTHERS.))
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But critics charge the President is using images of 9-11 for political gain.
The nation's firefighters union is slamming the ads saying they reopen the wounds.
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[SOT]

((HAROLD SCHAITBERGER/INT'L ASSOCIATION OF FIREFIGHTERS: NOW WE SEE IN HIS INITIAL ADS THAT'S HE'S GOING TO USE THE FLAG DRAPED COFFIN OF A NEW YORK CITY FIREFIGHTER BEING CARRIED OUT BY HIS BROTHERS. I FIND IT DISGRACEFUL AND DISGUSTING.))
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[OUT Q=and disgusting.]
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Two of the four new ads use images from 9-11.
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(( KAREN HUGHES/BUSH CAMPAIGN ADVISOR: OF COURSE, I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY SOME DEMOCRATS MIGHT NOT WANT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO REMEMBER THE GREAT LEADERSHIP AND STRENGTH THAT PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY BUSH BROUGHT TO OUR COUNTRY IN THE AFTERMATH OF SEPTEMBER 11TH.))
[SUPER=01-Karen Hughes/Bush Campaign Advisor;]
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[OUT Q=aftermath of September 11th.]
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[vo-nat]
Another ad focuses on the eonomy touching on the recent recession and the potential for job growth
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[Alistair-Cooke]


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The last Letter from America has been sent off.
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Alistair Cooke provided the radio report "Letter from America" to BBC listeners for 58-years. An englishman who adopted America, Cooke chronicled life in the U-S in the longest running one-man-show in radio history.
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[IN Q=he had this mission almost;]

((NICK CLARKE/COOKE BIOGRAPHER HE HAD THIS MISSION ALMOST TO EXPLAIN AMERICA TO THE BRITISH))
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[OUT Q=to explain America to the British;]
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Alistair Cooke also hosted Masterpiece Theater in the 1970's.
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[SOT]
(NAT SOT Masterpiece Theater theme music COOKE/ OUR WRITER, NARRATOR, HOST)
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[OUTQ=narrator, host.]
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At 95-years-old, Cooke's doctors have finally convinced him to retire his microphone.
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[S-Extra]


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The Express wins, as does the Liberty Men's team and we have a Terrapin Flashback in the ACC Connection. The Baltimore Ravens got Terrell Owens today in the free agent market.
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It's a wonder he didn't end up on the other end of the beltway with the Redskins. The team's new running back - Clinton Portis says all the free agents want some of Daniel Snyder's money.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express was in the Roundhouse tonight skating against the top team in the Southeast division - Columbia. Roanoke came into the game 5 points out of the final Southeast division playoff spot.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Inferno vs. Express; :00]

The National Anthem was performed by the Glenvar High School choral ensemble. This one was scoreless through the first period, but at the 637 mark of the second the visitors would get on the board - Eric Labelle cranks the slapshot right between the pipes. But the Express would answer back with two straight goals in
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the period. Kevin Bergin helps keep the heat on the Columbia goalie and the rebound goes in. Roanoke wins it 4 to 2.
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Off the ice today - team general manager Chris Pollock met with Roanoke Civic Center director Mina Boyd for 90 minutes. Pollock says the two sides have agreed on most issues, but are still ironing out some details. He says a new agreement could be in place in two weeks.

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The Liberty University men have advanced to the championship of the Big South tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Big South Network-WDRL; :00]

Tonight in Lynchburg, the Flames overcame an inspired effort by Coastal Carolina and in particular Brandon Newby to beat the Chanticleers 88 to 73. The difference for LU was the play of freshman Larry Blair. The Big South freshman of the year tossed in a team high 23 points.
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Liberty will now host High Point Saturday at 2pm at the Vines Center for the Big South title and an invitation to the NCAA tournament.
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[S-Macon]


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The NCAA division 3 final four sets up shop at the Salem Civic Center in a couple of weeks. Tonight the tournament opened with both ODAC teams advancing - but just barely. Hampden-Sydney nipped Elizabethtown 74-to-71.
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[SUPER=03-Ashland/Methodist vs. Randolph Macon; :00]

And in Ashland, the Randolph Macon Yellow Jackets were down by 6 points late before Justin Wansley took over the game.
The Sophomore forward out of Richmond scored a game high 26 points including this driving layin with 3 seconds left to lift the
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Jackets to the 51-to-50 win over Methodist and set off a mad celebration in Ashland.
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[S-ACC]


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One week from tonight the 51st ACC Tournament will be well underway at the Greensboro Coliseum. Two decades ago, the Maryland Terrapins won their one and only ACC Tournament title in that same building. Travis Wells takes us on a stroll down memory lane with the '84 Terps.
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[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/March 11, 1984; :00]
[SUPER=01-Charles "Lefty" Driesell/Maryland Head Coach; :26]
[SUPER=01-Ron Bradley/Driesell Assistant in 1984; :57]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Adkins/Scored 7 Points in 1984 ACC Title Game; 1:33]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Driesell/Georgetown Assistant Coach; 1:38]
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((March 11, 1984 was an historic day in Maryland basketball. The late Len Bias led the Terps to a 74-62 win over Duke by scoring 26 points. The ACC Championship was perhaps the biggest of 348 victories that Charles "Lefty" Driesell had during his 17 years in College Park.
Lefty:
1984 was a year that won't soon be forgotten by Clemson assistant and former Radford boss Ron Bradley, who was in his first season as a full time assistant coach under the lefthander.
Ron:
Current Carlisle School Head Coach and Martinsville grad Jeff Adkins was a junior on the '84 Terps squad. Adkins scored 7 points, dished out 4 assists, and grabbed two steals on that spring Sunday afternoon. He was also a roommate and teammate of Driesell's son Chuck.
Jeff: Chuck:
Adkins wasn't the only Southside tie to the Terps. Bassett native and JMU Head Coach Sherman Dilliard was on the coaching staff as was legendary Martinsville coach Mel Cartwright, who passed away just over two years ago. He joined the Terps when Adkins signed with Maryland and put together the scouting report on the Blue Devils before the title game. Travis Wells with your WDBJ ACC Connection.))

[S-Dawgs]


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More stupidity from the college athletic front tonight for you to devour.
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This is Jim Harrick, Junior - a former assistant basketball coach at the University of Georgia - who worked for his father Jim Senior. Junior was fired and his dad eventually resigned. The NCAA concluded that Harrick, Junior fraudulently awarded As to three men's basketball student-athletes. The students were enrolled in a course he taught in 2001 -
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE BULL FOR BULLDOGS] Coaching Principles and Strategies of Basketball. These are a few of the actual questions that appeared on the 20 questions exam for the class. How many goals are on a basketball court? How many halves are in a college basketball game? How many points does a three point goal account for?
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[Chippy-SeaLion]


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Chippy.. the California sea lion is back in the ocean tonight.
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Chippy was released on the beach and quickly headed toward the surf.
You probably remember Chippy. He gained fame when he mysteriously showed up more than 60 miles from the ocean in California.
Scientists think Chippy swam from the ocean to a river and a canal where he eventually ended up miles inland.
Vets later discovered a bullet lodged in his brain- though no one knows why he was shot.
After R and R at the mammal marine center in San Francisco.. Chippy is now back in the wild. (------------)