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Coming up on News 7-
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Rescuers search for survivors of a deadly accident in one of the country's oldest seaports. President Bush responds to criticism over his controversial campaign ads. And some New York residents cry "fowl" over some unwelcomed visitors.
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Plus regional basketball highlights. News 7 is next.

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Two people are confirmed dead, and authorities are looking for three more bodies after a water taxi capsizes in Baltimore.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Water-Taxi]


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The accident happened around 4-o'clock today in a river near the Inner Harbor during a fierce wind storm. Fire officials have turned their mission from rescue to recovery, using helicopters to search for bodies of the missing. Jennifer Donelan has more from Baltimore.
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((TWO DOZEN PEOPLE WERE ONBOARD A WATER TAXI NEAR BALTIMORES INNER HARBOR WHEN A FREAK STORM BLASTED THROUGH. DESPITE EFFORTS TO WARN THE BOAT PILOT - THE FERRY FLIPPED. IT WAS A FATAL ACCIDENT. SUPER: Edward Mendez/Petty Officer Sot: as the boat tried to make it back to shore the wind took - there was nothing he could do - rolled him right over
IT HAPPENED ABOUT 4:00 SATURDAY AFTERNOON. MANY ON SHORE SAW THE FERRY CAPSIZE INCLUDING THE FIRE BOAT AND NAVAL RESERVE -WITHIN MINUTES A MASSIVE RESCUE EFFORT WAS UNDERWAY: SUPER: Bill Goodwin/Baltimore Fire Chief Sot had no one been looking this tragedy could have been a lot worse. WITNESSES DESCRIBED THE PASSENGERS PULLING THEMSELVES OUT OF THE FRIGID WATER ONTO THE OVERTURNED VESSEL. RESCUERS WERE ABLE TO GET 22 PEOPLE TO LOCAL HOSPITALS.
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"The rescue included everyone from the from the coast guard to the Navy to local authorities. Frantically they looked for survivors using divers and helicopters. After three hours...they made the call...it was now a recovery mission." SUPER: Bill Goodwin/Baltimore Fire Chief
(195833) The physiological aspect of somebody surviving in the water for 3 hours is slim to none.


THE DEADLY ACCIDENT OCCURRED IN ONE OF THE NATIONS OLDEST SEAPORTS WHICH DRAWS MILLIONS OF TOURISTS EVERY YEAR. OFFICIALS SAY THIS IS THE FIRST FERRY ACCIDENT - AND THAT THE BOAT DID HAVE A LIFE JACKET FOR EVERY PASSENGER. NEXT WEEK THE WATER TAXI WAS SCHEDULED FOR A ROUTINE SAFETY INSPECTION - INSTEAD IT WILL NOW BE PART OF A NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD INVESTIGATION - Jd cbs news))

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A common bacterium resistant to antibiotics has popped up at Carilion's Community Hospital.
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Hospital and State health officials say eight babies in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit have tested positive for a certain staph infection, which can NOT be treated with antibiotics. Officials say they're not sure how the infants got the infection, but they have been isolated from the ward and are being treated with alternative drugs. Officials say staph infections are NOT uncommon in hospitals and just because the bacterium is found on babies, doesn't mean they're sick.
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[B'Burg-Robbery]


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Blacksburg police have arrested a suspect in two hotel robberies. 18-year-old Marcus Allen Stewart of Christiansburg faces several charges, including armed robbery and attempting to elude police. Police say Stewart robbed the Best Western Red Lion Inn around three this morning and then led police on a brief chase before crashing his car into a fence. Stewart is now being held in the Montgomery County jail without bond. Police in Radford say a similar incident happened three hours earlier at the Super Eight on Tyler Avenue. No charges have been filed by Radford Police, but they do think the crimes were related.

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The price of regular gas in Virginia has risen to an average of a dollar- and- 61- cents this week. And that trend could put a pinch on drivers everywhere ... more specifically truckers. Jennifer Wishon has the story.
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((Darlene Hill and Dennis Shulaw run a team on a leased truck. They're hauling a load of chocolate ice cream 3000 miles and say the increase in fuel prices is melting their profits.

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((DARLENE HILL: ANYTHING WE HAUL WE HAVE TO MAKE A PROFIT. WE PULL A LOAD FOR 85 CENTS A MILE-- WE'RE SPENDING ALL OUR PROFIT ON FUEL AND THAT'S NO PROFIT IN IT. WE'RE GOING IN THE HOLE.))
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The two stopped in Botetourt County to fill up Saturday where 118 gallons of diesel cost them 200 dollars.
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((NATS OF DENNIS HANGING UP NOZZLE)) Motorists across the state are feeling the heat of rising fuel prices. Triple A reports regular gas prices in Virginia are now at the same level they were just before Operation Iraqi Freedom began last year.
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: LOCAL RETAILERS HAVEN'T BEEN INCREASING THEIR PRICES AT THE SAME RATE CRUDE OIL HAS INCREASED, BUT THIS LATEST JUMP COULD CHANGE THAT LEAVING YOU PAYING RECORD BREAKING PRICES AT THE PUMP.))
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And truck drivers say an increase in fuel prices will eventually spill into other markets.
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((DARLENE HILL: IT'S GOING TO BRING UP THE PRICES OF YOUR CLOTHING, YOUR FOOD. ANYTHING THAT A TRUCK HAS TO BRING IT'S GOING TO BRING UP THE PRICES.))
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Dean Monington has been driving a truck for 15 years. He ended up buying his own a few years ago, but was forced to sell last year after pre- war fuel prices left him broke.
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((DEAN MONINGTON: I COULDN'T AFFORD IT, I COULDN'T AFFORD TO PAY THE FUEL PRICES. THE MONEY I WAS GETTING PAID FROM LEASING IT ON TO A COMPANY - THERE WASN'T ENOUGH LEFT FOR MY FAMILY.))
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Things may get worse before they get better. March 1st OPEC started cutting crude oil production by one million barrels per day. An additional reduction of 1 and a half million barrels is scheduled to start next month. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Botetourt County.))

[Pillowtex]


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Thousands of Pillotex items went under the gavel today, as the current owner of the company is trying to cut down on its debt.
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Items from Pillowtex were auctioned off to the highest bidder in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Hundreds of people showed up to see if they could take away a bit of history from the defunct company. This is not the last auction involving Pillowtex. One auction will feature office equipment, and another will auction off large machinery used in the production process.
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Up ahead on the newscast, President Bush is defending the use of September 11th images in a political ad...
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and the fallout continues after the Martha Stewart conviction yesterday, as her economic empire takes a tumble.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, highlights from 2 boys state quarterfinal dogfights, and three more in the girls ranks. The Liberty Flames are practicing their dance moves, while the Hokies men and women post wins over Georgetown. Plus state wrestling from Salem. All that and more on the way in sports.))
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President Bush is speaking out about his controversial campaign ads featuring images of nine-eleven.
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Bush said today he will continue to speak about the effects of the September Eleventh attacks on the country and his presidency.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: I'LL CONTINUE TO MOURN THE LOSS OF LIFE ON THAT DAY - BUT I'LL NEVER FORGET THE LESSONS. THE TERRORISTS DECLARED WAR ON US ON THAT DAY. AND I WILL CONTINUE TO PURSUE THIS WAR.))
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The ads ignited a firestorm of outrage led by some friends and families of nine-eleven victims who found the use of the images to be offensive. But today, more than a dozen other families issued an open letter to the nation supporting President Bush. The letter says images of September Eleventh are "painful" but "in choosing our next leader we must not forget that day if we are to have a meaningful conversation.''
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[Martha]


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A day after Martha Stewart's conviction, the domestic diva's company is already taking a beating. Kelley Cobiella has more from New York.
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(((show martha walking out) The woman who built an empire by being perfect...just lost her edge. Her name now tainted with a felony conviction, Martha Stewart's massive media business is feeling the effects. Her television show is being pulled from new york's cbs station... and more stations may follow. 3:43 GLORIA COLON/SHOPPER "I THINK THAT'S UH.. OVERREACTING AND WHY DON'T WE WAIT UNTIL THE APPEAL? SHE HASN'T EVEN BEEN SENTENCED." That does not matter on wall street... shares of Martha Stewart Omnimedia plummeted after the guilty verdicts were made public. Advertisers were fleeing her magazine even before the trial started but stores like retail giant Kmart stuck with her. STAND UP 9:29 KELLY COBIELLA/CBS NEWS NEW YORK "RETAILERS ARE WAITING ON ANOTHER VERDICT DECIDED NOT BY EVIDENCE IN A COURTROOM, BUT MONEY IN A REGISTER. AND SO FAR, MARTHA STILL SELLS." WENDY THOMPSON/SHOPPER 4:55 "WE LOVE MARTHA STEWART STUFF, WE'RE GONNA CONTINUE BUYING IT. (DOESN'T MATTER THAT SHE WAS CONVICTED.) IT DOESN'T MATTER WE'RE GONNA CONTINUE SUPPORTING HER." 5:02 MICHAEL BONFILS/SHOPPER 4:29 "MARTHA STEWART'S NAME IS NOT WHAT I BUY, I BUY A PRODUCT AND IF IT'S A GOOD PRODUCT, I CONTINUE WITH IT. MARTHA STEWART HERSELF, IF SHE'S IN TROUBLE, THAT'S HER LOSS, HER PROBLEM." GLORIA COLON/SHOPPER 3:18 BOTTOM LINE I THINK SHE GOT A RAW DEAL AND YES I'LL SUPPORT HER AND I'LL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT HER." But if her perfect persona formed the foundation of Martha Stewart's empire... the question now... will the image of a convict who faces prison time cause it all to crumble. Kelly cobiella cbs new york.))

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Rocker David Crosby is free on bail tonight, after being arrested on drug and gun charges.
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Police say Crosby had checked out of this hotel earlier in the week, but left behind a piece of luggage. A hotel worker then found marijuana and a gun in the bag and called police. Crosby later called the hotel to say he would come pick up the luggage. When he got there, the 62 year old was greeted by New York City Police and charged with possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of a hunting knife and marijuana. He was released on 35- hundred dollars bail.
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Still ahead on the newscast, one local school division hope a new recruiting tool will help end a teacher shortage...
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and when these firefighters got a fire call, they probably knew the address quite well. We'll tell you why in a few minutes.
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[Teacher-Fair]


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Some prospective teachers took to the classrooms in Bedford County today, to learn how to land a job.
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Nearly 200 people attended Bedford County's first teacher job fair. Applicants traveled from as far as New York and Utah to see what the county has to offer. School officials say they wanted to bring applicants to the area to show off the natural beauty and attractions of central Virginia.
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((MELANIE SIMMONS: IT'S HARD FOR PEOPLE TO COME BY AND TALK TO YOU AND LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR COUNTY WITHOUT ACTUALLY BEING HERE. SO WITH THIS THEY ACTUALLY GET TO MEET ALL THE PRINCIPALS. IT'S MUCH MORE PERSONABLE. WE GET TO FIND OUT MUCH INFORMATION ABOUT AN APPLICANT THAN WE WOULD AT A SCHOOL JOB FAIR.))
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Simmons says there's a great need for special education teachers because of new regulations associated with the "No Child Left Behind Act." There's also a need for math, science and foreign language teachers, but officials estimate there will openings in all areas and grade levels this fall.
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At William Byrd Middle School, the students got to show off their work today.
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More than a hundred Roanoke County students competed in this year's science fair. Winners were recognized during an awards ceremony in the auditorium. 30- high school students and 10- middle school students will move on to compete in the "Western Virginia Regional Science Fair" at Roanoke College. All first place winners in that competition will move on to compete in the State Fair.
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Rescuers battled freezing conditions deep beyond the Arctic Circle yesterday to save scientists stranded on a research base.
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The base was permanently founded on a moving ice floe, and had drifted clockwise around the north pole. A freak accident almost completely destroyed the base when a 35 foot ice wall reared up right beside it, collapsed and crushed the base. None of the researchers were hurt. Two Russian helicopters, including the world's largest, braved the negative 13 degree temperatures to save the scientists, two dogs, and their equipment.
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[Crow-Smell]


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It's not a scene out of "The Omen" or "The Birds,"
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But the gathering of thousands of crows in Middleton, New York is causing some very expensive clean up. Every day, the mayor has to send out a water truck to clean up after the crows, especially on warm days when the smell gets unbearable. They are also trying plastic owls, but that doesn't seem to be working.
Owners of several businesses in town say the birds and their excrement has caused them to lose a lot of their business.
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Coming up, highlights from 5 state quarterfinal matchups, Liberty's going to the dance, and the Hokies finish off the regular season with a win, but first tonight's extra point,
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Stanford's run at PAC-10 history is over. Washington's Tre Simmons scored 16 points as the Huskies ended the Cardinal's run at a perfect season with a 75-62 win. That leaves Saint Joe's as the only unbeaten team in the country with the Big Dance just over a week away.
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Salem and Martinsville have combined for 17 state basketball titles-12 by the Bulldogs and 5 by the Spartans. Tonight the two locked up in a state quarterfinal dogfight at the Bast Center.
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To Salem we go to begin our state tournament tour.
Early on, the Dogs went right at the Spartans. Durron Mitchell to Quan Beamer who finishes with the finger roll on the baseline.
But Salem went on a run just before the half. A-J Dowell misses the 3 but Chris Adams was there to clean up the mess on the back side.
The Spartans led by 6 at the break and by nine in the 4th quarter. But Martinsville rallied. Marcus Martin got two more down low and Salem led by just 2.
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Dowell and company regrouped though. The senior gets the lay-in and Salem survived 69-61.
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The Region Three runners-up from Heritage hit the road for Bassett to battle Tunstall.
The Trojans got off to the great start. Justin Adkins playing strong on the block gets the hoop and the harm early.
Then off the steal, Mario Huffman and Durrell Adams work the give and go. Huffman finishes with the transition bucket going to the rack.
But the Pioneers answered. Frisco Sandidge comes up with the big block off the glass. Wayne Ford pushes it up to Pierre Penn and he finishes off the break.
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Heritage pulled away late. Sandidge throws down the dunk. The Pioneers move on with the 72-64 win.
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The Lord Botetourt ladies took the court at Bassett as well, locking up with Magna Vista.
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The Cavaliers and Coach Chuck Pound were looking to make a statement.
Brittney Kellam got the Warriors started going right down the lane for the deuce off the window.
But Nicci Moats takes the feed from Kristin Graham and puts in the floater along the baseline for Botetourt.
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Melissa Penn came right back for Magna Vista with the short jumper and the Warriors are headed to Richmond 60 to 55 over Botetourt.
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That means the Cavs won't get another showdown with Northside after the Vikes cut down Carroll County.
Brittany Burnette tried to keep the visitors in it with shots like this one, to cut down a 9 point deficit.
Northside was too tough inside though. Corey Fertitta goes to work down low, scoring two of her 11 points on the day.
She got plenty of help from running mate Emery Wallace.
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Wallace cuts down the lane for the bucket and the foul. Northside advances to the state semis 55 to 42.
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The Glenvar girls also lived to play another week taking out tradition rich JJ Kelly.
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Kelly brought a few people down 81 from Wise for this one.
And their team was up for the challenge.
Victoria Stinson gave the visiting fans something to cheer about. She takes the rock off the dish by Autumn Arney and gets hacked in the act.
Glenvar hung tough. Sierra Shelor misses from long range, but Katie Klik was there for the stickback.
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Allyson Fasnacht finshed things off. Glenvar had to work overtime but did get the win 55 to 51.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies ended the regular season with a bang knocking off Georgetown to finish above .500 headed to the conference tourney.
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Seth Greenberg had plenty of reasons to smile today as his young players continued to play above the rim if not above their heads. That's Tunstall product Allen Calloway playing some 'd'. The Hokies faced a Georgetown team that was fighting for its own life needing a win to lock up a spot in the Big East tournament. Hoyas led 32-to-29 at the half. But the Hokies would battle back and then take control when mattered most. Zabian Dowdell dropped in 14 points. And then watch the passing as Bryant Matthews ends up with
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the rock and the slam. He had a game high 26 as Tech improves to 14 and 13 overall and 7 and 9 in the Big East with the 60 to 55 win.
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The Tech women beat G-Town as well in the first round of the Big East Tournament 56-47. They'll get Connecticut in tomorrow's quarterfinals.

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The Liberty Flames will don their dancin' shoes in a little less than two weeks. LU picked up the Big South's
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automatic bid by simply whipping High Point by 45 points in one of the most lopsided tournament title games ever. Liberty freshman Larry Blair was the main man for coach Randy Dunton as he threw in a game high 29 points. Blair hit 7 out of 11 three pointers and helped trigger a Vines
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Center celebration. Even Jerry Falwell got a piece of the nets. Liberty 89 and High Point 44.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Larry Blair/29 Points in Title Game; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=my confidence even more."]
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-162 13418tc]
[GRAPHIC=ACC WOMEN]
[ENG#=4]


The ACC women's quarterfinals are in the books down in Greensboro.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Fox-Net; :00]

The UVa women came out knowing they would have to answer the bell against talented North Carolina. Instead, the Heels Nikita Bell rang it all day long as she scored 18 points and played huge on defense. Carolina ends UVa's season with a 64-to-45 win.
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[S-Wrestling]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-155 TC20345]
[GRAPHIC=State Wrestling]
[ENG#=1]


We finish up on the mats at the Salem Civic Center where Christiansburg is the state AA champ for the third consecutive year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Kevin Dresser's Blue Demons had five individual titleists including senior B-J Compton who became just the third Group two A wrestler to win four state titles in his career capturing the 135 class.
Turner Ashby was second.
In Group A, Parry McCluer was bidding for its first state title, but the Blues were relegated to second, being edged out by Manassas Park.
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[Firehouse-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]

Finally tonight, some firefighters in Florida have learned that fire can happen anywhere, even a fire station.
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[VO-NAT - 22.5]
[SUPER=03-Melbourne, FL; ]

This is where the mistake all began, on the stove. It seems in the haste to answer an emergency, the firefighters left a pot on a burner that was still turned on. That started a grease fire that ravaged the kitchen and a large part of the living quarters. The firefighters were notified when an off duty police officer noticed smoke billowing out of the station and called 9-1-1.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is a learning experience...]

((BAT. CHIEF BOBBY APEL/MELBOURNE FIRE DEPT.; THIS IS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE THAT WE CAN RELATE TO THE PUBLIC, THAT EVERYBODY MAKES MISTAKES. WE CAN LEARN FROM THIS THAT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE TURN OFF APPLIANCES WHEN WE LEAVE THE HOUSE.))
[SUPER=01-Bat. Chief Bobby Apel/Melbourne Fire Dept.; ]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=when we leave the house.]
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[VO-NAT - :06+]

The fire was quickly extinguished. There were no injuries in the blaze, except maybe pride.
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