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A key decision is made about widening I-81.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And two bills of local interest and some controversy pass the House.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Shayne Graham gets a fat deal from the Bengals. The state wrestling tournament opens in Salem.
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[VO-NAT]

And former Fleming star Tonia Brown helps Wake Forest win a tight one as the women's ACC tourney opens in Greensboro.


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After getting backed-up for more than a week, the cold air in the midwest finally rushes into the region this weekend. But first we have to watch for locally heavy rain. Details just ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
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Plans to widen I-81 are picking up speed.
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The state makes an important decision about the future of the highway.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Shannon is off tonight.


[I-81]


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They've been talking about it for years. Today the future of Interstate 81 cleared another roadblock.
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V-Dot's commissioner agreed to enter into negotiations with STAR Solutions to make possible improvements to the interstate. Star Solutions is made up of contractors who propose to build separate lanes for cars and trucks. The negotiations could take six to nine months.
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[SOT 10:55:55]
[IN Q=Basically this is a purchasing]

((LAURA BULLOCK/V-DOT SPOKESPERSON: BASICALLY THIS IS A PURCHASING DECISION. THE COMMISSIONER IS SAYING I WANT TO GO AHEAD AND NEGOTIATE WITH THIS COMPANY TO PROVIDE US A SERVICE. IN THE FUTURE IF WE DECIDE TO DO SOME WIDE SCALE IMPROVEMENTS TO 81 AND NEGOTIATIONS ARE SUCCESSFUL THEN THE STAR GROUP WILL BE THE OPERATOR OF 81.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson]
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[OUT Q=operator of 81]
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V-Dot stresses an environmental study has to be conducted first.
That is underway and should be completed within a year and a half.
The Star / Solutions proposal would cost 11 billion dollars and take 15 years to complete.
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[Healthtex]


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More Southside textile jobs may soon be gone. The V-F Corporation is selling its V-F Playwear subsidiary. That means two hundred people in Danville could be out of work.
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[SUPER=03-Danville/1999;]


Spokesman John Martin says employees were notified Wednesday that the company was sold to Lollytogs.
The announcement of the sale was part of a 60-day notice given to employees before V-F Playwear permanently closes its doors.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Martin says Healthtex will continue to operate until all material for this year's back-to-school product line is complete.
No exact date has been set.

[City-Council]


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Members of Roanoke City Council are raising new concerns about the cost of replacing Patrick Henry High School.


Today, some suggested they may put a limit on the amount they're willing to contribute to the project.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The pricetag has climbed from 38 to 47- million dollars.
Council had agreed to fund half of the new high school, but today during a financial- planning session, members said that may not be possible.
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((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: WE'VE KIND OF WRITTEN A BLANK CHECK AND THAT BLANK CHECK IS NOT PAID BY ME AND THE SEVEN MEMBERS OF THIS COUNCIL. IT'S PAID BY THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE.))
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[OUT Q=by the citizens of Roanoke.]
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City Council will sit down with the School Board to discuss high school construction projects later this month.


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[Fire-Funding]


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Local firefighters will soon be "putting out" more than just fires.
They'll also be in the business of flyers, banquets and phone calls.
It's fundraising time,
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News 7's New River Valley Bureau Chief, Rachel DePompa, discovered: donations have been dwindling for years.
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[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


That's right Keith, donations have been down across the board.
Many first responders say their costs are skyrocketing, but their money pots seem to be burning out.
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[SUPER=01-Brian Horne/Christiansburg Firefighter;:40]
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[OUT Q=what makes us.]

((70 year old Gratton Thompson's been volunteering at the Christiansburg Fire Department for 42 years.
NATS- OPENING DOOR???
And in those 4-decades he's seen a lot of changes

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((GRATTON THOMPSON: AS FAR AS EQUIPMENT WISE, AS FAR AS FIRE FIGHTING. OH.. I GUESS ITS A HUNDRED TIMES OVER THEN WHAT IT WAS, IT'S AMAZING.. )) [RUNS:09]
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QUICK NATS PUTTING GEAR ON... 29:38:00 and the cost to be a firefighter has gone up about 100-percent too. QUICK NATS DOOR SHUTTING 29:51:00 from the equipment to the now 450-thousand dollar vehicles. NATS- FIRE ALARM GOING OFF...

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[IN Q=The area's growing]

((BRIAN HORNE: THE AREA'S GROWING DRASTICALLY AND THE AMOUNT OF CALLS THAT WE'RE RUNNING, FIRE ALARMS THAT WE'RE RUNNING TO, THE NEW BUSINESSES IN THE THINGS LIKE THAT. IT PUTS A STRAIN ON THE MEMBER WE DO HAVE.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=the member we do have.]


The Christiansburg fire department already deals with more than 700 calls a year and that numbers growing. It's now trying to add 5 more members. The department does get money from the town and Montgomery county, but members say it's no where near enough to cover all the costs.

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((GRATTON THOMPSON: TIMES HAVE CHANGED, YOU'VE GOT TO GET OUT THERE AND GET IT. SERVE THE PEOPLE, THAT'S WHAT YOU DO, THEY WHAT MAKES US... :52)) [RUNS:11]
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Many departments and rescue squads are about to start fundraising.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
Christiansburg's fundraiser is next Saturday from 4:30 to 7:30.
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Keith, first responders around the region say they could really use some help this year.

[XGR]


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Two / bills- -spurred by events in Southwest Virginia- -are on their way to becoming law.
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The House passed legislation today to require people having yard sales along busy roads to post caution signs.
Tara Salmons lobbied for the bill after her young son was hit by a car at a fund-raiser in Bath County last year.
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((TARA SALMONS: I'M DOING THIS TO HELP SAVE SOMEONE ELSE'S CHILD.))
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Several legislators argued AGAINST the bill.
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((DELEGATE CLARK HOGAN/R-SOUTH BOSTON: IF YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT PASSES THIS ORDINANCE AND YOUR CHILDREN WANT TO SELL LEMONADE THEY'VE GOT TO NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND IF ONE OF THOSE SIGNS BLOWS AWAY AND SOMEBODY GETS HURT YOU MAY BE LIABLE.))
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[OUT Q=SOMEBODY GETS HURT, YOU MAY BE LIABLE.]
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The House also passed a bill prohibiting methadone clinics from locating within a half mile of a school or day-care center.
The bill also requires that localities be notified when a clinic is PLANNING to move into the area.
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[IN Q=IT HAS TO BE DISHEARTENING FOR]

((DELEGATE ONZLEE WARE/D-ROANOKE: IT HAS TO BE DISHEARTENING FOR SOMEONE ONE DAY TO HAVE A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD THEN THE NEXT DAY TO WITHOUT NOTICE WITHOUT THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS THE APPROPRIATENESS THEY FIND OUT THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE A METHADONE CLINIC.))
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[OUT Q=GOING TO HAVE A METHADONE CLINIC.]
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[VO-NAT]
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The bill will have no effect, however, on plans for a clinic on Hershberger Road.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Local women are hoping a new female football league will score some points with sports fans.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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((NAT RUSHING WATER))
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Plus a flood of debate on one of Virginia's cleanest rivers... and how to keep it that way.
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[Cowpasture-River]

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A river that's already one of Virginia's cleanest waterways could receive federal designation to keep it that way. The decision involves much more than water quality -- it may also effect economic development in four counties.
Richard Lesko explains why.
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[SUPER=01-Tammy Stephenson/Alleghany Co. Administrator; :30]
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[OUT Q=Richard Lesko, News 7.]

(( The Cowpasture River starts flowing in Highland County, courses through Bath and Alleghany Counties before joining the Jackson to form the James River in Northern Botetourt County. Now, a group of landowners along the river has filed a petition to classify it as Tier 3 - Exceptional Waters, the highest environmental protection available. That designation would allow current discharges into the river, but any permits for NEW discharges would not be allowed.
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((TAMMY STEPHENSON/ALLEGHANY COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR; YOU HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE HAD PROPERTY FOR A LONG TIME ON THE COWPASTURE RIVER THAT WANT TO PRESERVE THE PRISTINE VALUE OF THAT.))
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[OUT Q=a very tough issue.]

Alleghany County has come out in favor of the classification change, but Highland and Bath Counties, Clifton Forge, and Iron Gate have officially voted to oppose a new designation, saying Tier 3 would make it difficult to attract business.
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[IN Q=Why couldn't it be...]

((CLAIRE COLLINS/BATH COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR; WHY COULDN'T IT BE THAT THERE COULD BE SOMETHING WORKED OUT WHERE JUST PORTIONS OF THE RIVER OR CERTAIN SEGMENTS BE DESIGNATED THAT WE KNOW WOULD NOT BE POTENTIAL GROWTH AREAS? THAT DIALOGUE AND DEBATE HAS NOT TAKEN PLACE.))
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Another issue is control, and some leaders fear that the E-P-A could enact more strict regulations, leaving the landowners and the localities up a creek.
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[IN Q=The landowners and localities...]

((CLAIRE COLLINS/BATH COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR; THE LANDOWNERS AND LOCALITIES WOULD LOSE FUTURE CONTROL, IT WOULD BE IN THE HANDS OF THE STATE WATER CONTROL BOARD, AND ULTIMATELY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY.))
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[OUT Q=the Environmental Protection Agency.]

The State Water Control Board has the final say on the issue, which could take up to two years to enact if the plan goes forward. That decision from Richmond will determine what can, or cannot develop along the Cowpasture for years to come. Richard Lesko, News 7.))

[Riverviews]


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Lynchburg's newest downtown attraction is drawing more than just the community of artists it was designed for.
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Riverviews Artspace was created through the renovation of this old shoe warehouse on Jefferson Street.
The building now contains 20 commercial spaces and 36 apartments.. and there's a waiting list to get in.
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((VICKIE RANSON/RIVERVIEWS ARTSPACE: IT'S NOT ONLY AN ARTISTS' COLONY, WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT WHEN WE PUT IT INTO THE NEWSPAPER AND RAN IT JUST AS A REGULAR RENTAL WE HAD PEOPLE THAT CAME IN. THEY MAY NOT BE ARTISTS, THEY MAY WANT TO BE ARTISTS, OR THEY JUST LOVE ART OR THEY JUST WANT TO BE PART OF DOWNTOWN.))
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A total of 58 people now call the building home.
Two new businesses are holding their grand opening in Riverviews tonight.
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[Morgan]


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A Giles County drug dealer has admitted he conspired to distribute narcotics.
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Curtis Lynn Morgan pled guilty in federal court today to two drug counts and a pair of weapons charges.
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./December 2002]

He'd been busted more than a year ago by the local sheriff's office. At the time they said they found several thousand dollars worth of drugs and cash in his home at the Longview Mobile Home Park. Authorities say he's had three earlier criminal convictions. Morgan is set for sentencing in July.
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[Booth]


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A Lynchburg man is heading to prison for six years for killing another man during an argument last year.
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39-year-old Keith Henry Booth was arrested last July for the murder of 31-year-old Gary Webb of Hurt.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/June 2003]


Police say the two men had argued outside the Radisson Hotel when Booth stabbed Webb several times.
Webb died a month and a half later from his injuries.
Booth was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and unlawful wounding in December.
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[Foster]


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Federal conflict of interest rules could force a Lynchburg council member to choose between her day job and serving on city council.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape]


Joan Foster is the chief operating officer for the Alliance for Families and Children, a non-profit agency that receives federal block grant money.
But regulations prevent elected officials from working for agencies that accept those funds.
The Alliance is due to receive more than 18-thousand dollars in block grants this year.
City council will decide next week whether to ask the government for an exception.
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[Stocks]


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A day of mixed economic news produced equally mixed results but little change on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained seven and a half points.
NASDAQ fell seven and a half.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Cancer-Drug]


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Several patients in our area are helping researchers improve a promising new cancer drug.
They took part in a clinical trial for Avastin (uh-VAS-tin).
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The FDA recently approved the medication for the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


But Doctor Gerald Schertz says Avastin also holds promise for the treatment of other cancers as well.
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[IN Q=The drug is also being used in experimental trials]

((DR. GERALD SCHERTZ/MEDICAL ONCOLOGIST; THE DRUG IS ALSO BEING USED IN EXPERIMENTAL TRIALS IN OTHER MALIGNANCIES, LUNG CANCER, BREAST CANCER THERE IS PROMISE THAT THIS DRUG AND THOSE SIMILAR TO IT MAY AGAIN LEAD TO A QUANTUM LEAP IN OUR ABILITY TO CONTROL A LARGE NUMBER OF CANCERS NOT JUST LARGE BOWEL CANCER FOR WHICH THIS NOW APPROVED ))
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What makes this drug unique is that it only affects the cancer cell --unlike other medications that can affect healthy tissue as well.
In clinical trials, the drug was given in combination with standard chemotherapy.
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[IN Q=It can be measured]

((IT CAN BE MEASURED IN RESPONSE RATES WHICH ARE 25 PERCENT BETTER IT CAN BE MEASURED IN LIFE EXPECTANCY WHICH APPEARED TO BE PROLONGED IN THAT GROUP IN COMPARED TO THE STANDARD TREATMENT GROUP ))
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In fact, the drug showed one the largest improvements in survival ever reported in a study of this type on advanced colorectal cancer.
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[Womens-Football]


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A little bit of Revenge will soon touch down in the Roanoke Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Last June]


The Roanoke Revenge is the name of the new expansion team for the National Women's Football Assocation.
The team will play its first home game Saturday April 17th at Salem Stadium.
Ticket prices will be ten to twelve dollars and the owners hope to attract about three thousand fans a game.
The players range in age from 20 to 40 and include women who are police officers, firefighters, and even school teachers.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Shayne Graham hits the NFL jackpot with the Bengals. Another former Friday Football Extra star gets a promotion in the coaching ranks.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, Travis Wells checks in from the State wrestling tournament in Salem with a look at the favorites.
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[S-Graham]


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We begin tonight in NFL and in Pulaski Co. at the same time. The Bengals today matched the Jaguars offer sheet for the services of free agent kicker Shayne Graham's.
As a result, the former Friday Football Extra player of the week gets a five year, six and a half million dollar deal with a $2 million dollar signing bonus to stay in Cincinnati.
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[OUT Q=...A GOOD EDITION."]
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[S-Lineburg]


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It's been a good day for the short stretch of highway that connects Pulaski and Radford. Wayne Lineburg, who has been an assistant coach at William and Mary for the past 4 seasons coaching running backs and H-Backs and has earned a new job
[GRAPHIC=RICHMOND]

with the Richmond Spiders. He will be the offensive coordinator for newly named Richmond coach Dave Clawson. Lineburg is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

[S-Wrestle]


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The State Single A and Double A grapplers have taken over the Salem Civic Center this weekend. Travis Wells has more on the favorites in each division.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ron Loy/Parry McCluer Head Coach; :21]
[SUPER=01-Brandon Flood/44 & 0 Entering State Tourney; :37]
[SUPER=@travis1; :43]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Dresser/Christiansburg Head Coach; :57]
[SUPER=01-B.J. Compton/Three Time State Champ; 1:04] QUICK!
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[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]

((In Group A, Brentsville is gone having moved up to the double A ranks after winning 7 state titles. That opens the door for several teams including Region C Champ Parry McCluer. The Fightin' Blues sent 12 wrestlers to Salem, including 8 who won regional titles. The school has never won a state wrestling championship.
Ron: Brandon: Travis: Kevin:

The semifinals begin Saturday morning just after 10 am. In Salem, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))[S-ACC]


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The ACC women's basketball tournament opened today in Greensboro with the play-in game between the 8th and 9th seeds.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Wake Forest vs. Ga. Tech; :00]

Wake Forest and Georgia Tech were forced to face the music this afternoon. And former Fleming star Tonia Brown stepped up and took the baton for the Demon Deacons. The Roanoke senior not only hit this three, but she drained two free throws with 19 seconds left that turned out to be the winners.
[super=33-Wake Forest/61/Ga. Tech/59;]

Wake Forest wins 61-to-59 and advances to meet Duke tomorrow at Noon.
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[SUPER=01-Charlene Curtis/Wake Forest Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=... the ball game."]
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[S-Vegas]


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The Nextel Cup series cars are just now getting on the track out in Las Vegas for time trials for the Daimlar-Chrysler 400. They will of course race on Sunday -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/Speed; :00]

but tomorrow the Busch Grand cars will compete in the Sam's Town 300. Mike Bliss won the pole and Stacy Compton qualified 22nd for that race. We'll have your Cup rundown tonight on News 7 at 11. (------------)