[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]
[ENG#=1]


Coming up on News 7
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Fire at a Roanoke County Townhouse tonight.
Major changes are coming to the school course load at one area college.
Plus no sequins or fringe on this prom dress-- only juicy fruit and big red. The sticky prom dress story coming up.


(------------)
[Talent=Jean]


And passing snow showers tomorrow.
News 7 at Eleven is next.


[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=VidOpen]



[ENG#=2]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


A long night for firefighters as they battle a blaze at a Roanoke County townhouse.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:04:39]
[IN Q=It ran to the first]

((LT. BARRY HURLEY/ROANOKE CO. FIREFIGHTER: IT RAN TO THE FIRST FLOOR AND THE SECOND FLOOR AND IT IS HARD TO GET A TEAM ON EVERY FLOOR.))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=ON EVERY FLOOR]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR =Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[County-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-11 TC09:25]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]
[ENG#=3]


Firefighters are still trying to determine the cause but they believe it started in the basement.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The fire broke out just after six this evening in this duplex at the the Falls Townhouses in northwest Roanoke County.
Fire crews arrived to find the homeowner safely outside and heavy smoke coming from the building.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:05:31]
[IN Q=We had no flames]

((LT. BARRY HURLEY/ROANOKE CO. FIREFIGHTER: WE HAD NO FLAMES BUT THE BASEMENT WAS LOCKED AND WE COULDN'T GET INTO THE BASEMENT. BUT ONCE WE SENT THE CREW THROUGH THE BASEMENT FIRE DID COME UP THE FIRST FLOOR AND WE COULD SEE THE FIRE IN THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE APARTMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Barry Hurley/Roanoke Co. Fire Department]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=of the apartment]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The fire quickly spread and crews had to take chainsaws to the roof to help alleviate the heat beating down on firefighters inside.
It would take them nearly an hour to get it under control.
No one was injured.
(------------)



[Concept-One]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-02 TC38:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


Radford reverses course on a school for troubled youth.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford]


Tonight city council voted to re-zone the New River Industries plant so Concept One can start a private academy for 15 to 17 year olds.
The issue looked dead after council's last meeting because no one would second a motion to rezone the property.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


A spokesman for New River Industries says the plant's been empty for four years.
Concept One says it will create 60 to 80 jobs.

[Ferrum-Calendar]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-13 TC07:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Only a few colleges in the country do it and Ferrum College will soon be one.
The school has decided to move forward with a controversial plan to radically change its schedule. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /NEwsroom;]


Justin McLeod is in the newsroom with the details. Justin, what will this mean for students?
Jean, for one their workload could get a little smaller.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL NEwsroom]
[SUPER=@justin1]


It is all part of a plan to create shorter intensive terms.
But some students oppose the move. As a result, the school will move forward but delay its implementation.
[ENG#=1]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Last December; :]


Right now, students at Ferrum College typically take five courses in a fifteen week semester.
The college plans to change the calendar to create a three week and 12 week block.
Under this plan, students would complete a single course in just three weeks and then take a normal schedule for the remaining twelve.
Supporters say it will create more opportunities by allowing students to take more internships, field-trips, and programs abroad.
Opponents however have concerns over attendance and consquences of dropping a class if they're failing.
There's also the issue of taking a single course three to four hours a day five days a week.
(------------)
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Newsroom]


The school has made changes to the proposal. Students will most likely take one intensive term A YEAR rather than two.
The school has also decided to implement it in the fall of 2005 rather the original plan of this fall.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Newsroom;]


Jean, one reason for the delay is the fact the academic dean is leaving and the school wants to get input from the new one.

[Wind-Damage]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-53 TC1:29:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Sunday's high winds damaged homes, toppled trees and took out power lines in southside and southwest Virginia.
Tonight, thousands of homes are still in the dark.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Doris and Joe Sleeper lost some of the tall pines in their front yard... including one that came to rest on their roof.
They were counting their blessings today, as they waited for an insurance adjustor to assess the damage.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I was sitting on the couch]

((DORIS SLEEPER/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT; I WAS SITTING ON THE COUCH AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, BANG. THE WHOLE HOUSE SHOOK. AND A CLOCK FELL OFF THE WALL AND BROKE INTO PIECES.))
[SUPER=01-Doris Sleeper/Bedford Co. Resident; ]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=and broke into pieces.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Christy Camp was watching television, when high winds tore the roof off her Penhook home.
The damage wasn't covered by insurance, but today Camp was giving thanks that she and her seven year daughter were not injured.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Tonight, A-E-P says one thousand customers in Fieldale are still without power. The company hopes to have electricity restored by tomorrow night.
[WIPE TO SCHOOLTOUCH FS]

[Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]



(XXXXXXX)

[WIPE TO SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
Because of the power outage, Halifax Christian School has cancelled classes for tomorrow.
(-------------)



[UCLA-Bodies]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


An apology tonight from U-C-L-A's School of Medicine for the apparent illegal sale of body parts.
This after the director of the Willed Body program was arrested for allegedly selling bodies that were donated to the school.
As Elizabeth Sanchez reports, the man he sold them to is also under arrest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :07]
[SUPER=01-Lou Marlin/Attorney; :11]
[SUPER=@Sanchez1; :36]
[SUPER=01-Carl Lublin/Relative; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Gerald Levy/UCLA; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles.]

((The chief of UCLA's cadaver research program is being accused of selling body parts for profit. And the University says they knew nothing about it.
Lou Marlin, attorney Body parts to assist other researchers and primarily other educational purposes can be re-allocated properly. But no they do not commercially sell body parts, ever.
Over the weekend police arrested Henry Reid and the man he allegedly sold the body parts to.. Ernest Nelson. Nelson reportedly was the middleman who picked up the bodies and sold them to corporations and research companies for money. UCLA started investigating after Nelson filed a claim against the university. He claimed he paid 241-thousand dollars for body parts he said he was ordered to return Some family members of those who donated bodies to the University are now suing. But Carl Lublin who's mother, wife and brother willed their bodies says the news hasn't change his mind that they did the right thing and he'll do the same.

Carl Lublin/Relative If I could help somebody why not. Maybe it will help my children or grand children. Gerald Levy, UCLA We have no indication that the anatomical specimens involved in this case were used for anything other than medical education and research. But UCLA admits any illegal sale violated the trust of donors. Donors the school depends on to train doctors and develop life-saving procedures.. Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS News, Los Angeles.))


[Haiti-Pres]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


Haiti has a new president tonight.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Port au Prince, Haiti]


Former Supreme Court chief justice Boniface Alexandre (BONE- i- fahss Alex-SAHN'-dra) was formally installed as the new Haitian president today.
Alexandre (Alex-ON-dra) was sworn in behind closed doors February 29th hours after Jean Bertrand Aristide was sent into exile- At today's officials ceremony Alexandre called for national reconciliation and new elections.
(------------)


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Iraq-Constitution]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]
[ENG#=1]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq]


An historic day in Iraq- the governing council there signs a new interim constitution.
The document calls for freedom of religion, freedom of expression and a guarantee that the rights of all Iraqis will be respected.
Even before the ink was dry some critics call it an obstacle toward Iraqi independence.
(------------)



[VMI-House]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=cja]
[TAPE#=03-51 TC1:32:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

Only artifacts remain today of the 100 year-old Post Surgeon's House at Virginia Military Institute.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]

Construction workers tore down the landmark to make room for expansion of Crozet (Cro-zay) dining hall.
V-M-I currently boasts 13-hundred cadets, but the dining hall can only hold 600. Construction of the renovated dining hall will be complete in August, 2005.
(------------)


[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=V10]


Still ahead, the General Assembly wants to give Virginia's doctors a shot in the arm.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


And they're not defective or dangerous... but one state is suing an automaker over them.
More on the beef with Nissan when News 7 returns.
(-------------)



[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=MST]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]



[ENG#=3]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=THE BIG 7."]

(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports Office as ankles and hearts are broken tonight as March's maddening drum beat gets louder. An Emory and Henry sharpshooter gets the player of the year CALL. The Hokies make their way to the Big Apple. And one of the area's true coaching kings - Willis White is retiring. Tonight on the Big 7.))
[Foundation]

(MINI OPEN)



[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-04 TC44:28]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]
[ENG#=1]


The clock is ticking.
The General Assembly must pass a state budget by Saturday and those for and against a tax increase are speaking out.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Foundation of Virginia held a rally this afternoon in Roanoke.
It is made up of leaders from education, healthcare, transportation, and public safety.
The group wants new revenues for these core services and for the General Assembly to approve a state budget on time.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:32:25]
[IN Q=We need a budget]

((PAUL TRIBLE/FOUNDATION OF VA BOARD CHAIRPERSON; WE NEED A BUDGET. WE NEED ONE THAT'S TIMELY AND WE NEED ONE THAT WILL INVEST IN THE FUTURE OF VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Trible/Foundation of VA Board Chairperson; ]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=FUTURE OF VIRGINIA]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Those against a tax increase had their say today in Richmond.
They want to have voters decide the issue through a referendum.
(//////SOT //////)
[SOT 1:47]
[IN Q=For all the excuses]

((KATE OBENSHAIN/VA REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRPERSON; FOR ALL THE EXCUSES AND DISTRACTIONS MARK WARNER NOW TRIES TO THROW AT US, WE SAY TRUST THE PEOPLE MARK.))
[SUPER=01-Kate Obenshain/VA Republican Party Chairperson; ]
[Runs=09]
[OUT Q=THE PEOPLE MARK.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


That rally was attended by Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore.
(--------------)



[Medical-malpractice]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-05 TC46:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Legislators may have found a cure for what's ailing Virginia's doctors.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Today the House passed a bill to establish a state-run risk management pool for physicians who can not afford medical malpractice insurance.
Doctors whose premiums have increased 25 percent or more in one year will be eligible for the program.
The legislation also creates a special subcommittee to study the reasons behind the soaring cost of medical malpractice insurance.
The bill has already passed the Senate - it's now headed for the Governor's desk.
(------------)



[Malpractice]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-54 TC1:35:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

Relatives of a Franklin County man who died after surgery now hope to find closure nearly four years later. Myranda Stephens reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=time has not]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Hudson/David's Father; :31]
[SUPER=01-Donna Wilkes/David's Mother; :52]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/File Tape; :1:02]
[SUPER=@Myranda1; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:56]
[OUT Q=ms, news 7]

(((Time has not healed all wounds for Mark Hudson and Donna Wilkes.
[SOT 2158]

[RUNS06] ((ALL THIS TIME, WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND THE TRUTH THAT'S WHAT WE WANT IS THE TRUTH 04)) Their 22-year-old son David Hudson died eleven weeks after having skin graft surgery in May of 2000.
[SOT 304][COVER BITE!!!]

[RUNS02] ((THERE WAS AN ACCIDENT AT WORK, HE GOT BURNED.)) Doctors told Mark and Donna that David's surgery was a success... at least until the end, when they tried to remove his breathing tube.
[SOT 603]

[RUNS08] ((MARK HUDSON/DAVID'S FATHER: THE WAY THEY TALK I THOUGHT IT WAS SPLIT SECOND OR SO I THOUGHT CAUSE THEY SAID WE TOOK IT OUT, HE STOPPED BREATHING, WE PUT IT BACK.)) But Mark and Donna say they later learned David was actually left unmonitored for several minutes, leaving him in a coma for the next two months, and eventually contributing to his death.
[SOT 1556]

[RUNS09] ((DONNA WILKES/DAVID'S MOTHER: ULTIMATELY DAVID WAS BRAIN DEAD MAY NINTH, HE WAS NEVER GONNA COME BACK, BUT FOR ALMOST THREE MONTHS THEY GAVE US HOPE.)) Following David's death, his family filed a lawsuit against U-V-A hospital for malpractice. The suit was settled out of court. The family, however, still filed a complaint with the Department of Health Professions against David's anesthesiologist, Thomas Pajewski (Py-yeh-skee). And on Friday, Doctor Pajewski will go before the board of medicine to defend his performance.
[SOT 2012][COVER FIRST BITE!!!!]

[RUNS07] ((AND OUR HOPES AND PRAYERS ARE THAT HE WILL TELL US THE TRUTH AND WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED TO OUR SON.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 2205]

[RUNS05] ((WHAT HAPPENED TO DAVID? WHAT DID DAVID GO THROUGH? AND WHY DID THEY HIDE IT?)) Doctor Pajewski's (Py-yeh-skee) attorney declined an interview, but told us he and his client are prepared to answer any questions from the board and the family. If Pajewski is found in violation of any medical regulations, there will be a formal hearing, where he could be fined, or even have his license suspended. Myranda Stephens, News 7.)))

[Richardson]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-02 TC1:19:52]
[GRAPHIC=Kirby Richardson]
[ENG#=4]


Guilty pleas today from former Bedford County supervisor Kirby Richardson for forging public documents connected to a V-DOT road project.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Authorities say Richardson ordered his secretary to forge 39 comment sheets in favor of widening an intersection in his district.
A plea agreement today allowed Richardson to plead guilty to three felony charges.
He could get up to thirty years in prison when he's sentenced in May.
(------------)


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Clower]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-01 TC1:01:08]



[ENG#=1]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Former Henry County Administrator Sid Clower plead guilty today in FEDERAL court to six charges including mail fraud and filing false income tax returns.
Clower has already served time in a state prison for bilking Henry County out of more than 800-thousand dollars.


Clower's admission of responsibility for the crimes will be taken into account by the judge when he's sentenced in six to eight weeks.
(------------)



[Fire-Update]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 Pm]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


An update now on that townhouse fire in Roanoke County tonight.
Investigators say it was accidental. It appears to have been electrical wiring that caused the problem.
Damage estimates top nearly 70-thousand dollars.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=V10]


Robin says snow showers are in store for many of us.
The forecast is still ahead on News 7.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


And why you could say one girl's prom dress is under wraps.
(----------------)


[Commercial]

[Nissan]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=cdo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


New Jersey is suing Nissan over headlights.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Newark, NJ;]

The lawsuit alleges Nissan failed to warn customers that the Xenon (Zee-non) headlights on the 2002 and 2003 Maxima models had a high rate of theft. It also claims that Nissan made money by charging consumers for an anti-theft kit that could have been provided for free. Nissan Representatives say the headlight theft problem plagues other vehicle makes as well. The company says it does more to prevent headlight theft than any other manufacturer.
(------------)



[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]

Salem's Willis White is retiring. The Hokies arrive in the Big Apple. And two more area teams get NCAA invites tonight.
But first your Extra Point -
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-2004 ODAC Tournament; :00]

The NCAA's division 3 player of the year award is right here in southwest Virginia this year. The Josten's Award is going to Emory and Henry's Justin Call. The ODAC player of the year has a double major in business and economics with a 3.7 GPA. The award will be presented by the Salem Rotary Club later this month.
(-----------)

[go to scores] [GO TO SCORES]
[SUPER=#556;]
[SUPER=x5027;]
[SUPER=0098-j/V.C.U./55//George Mason/54//Colonial Championship/j/Norfolk State/58//N.C. A&T/43//MEAC First Round/;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Duke/63//North Carolina/47//ACC Women's Championship/j/Purdue/59//Penn State/58//Big Ten Women/;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Boston College/73//Connecticut/70//Big East Women's Semifinals/j/Rutgers/61//West Virginia/51//Big East W

omen's Semifinals/;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUTCUE=last score."]
(------------------)



[S-Willis]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-170 1349tc]
[GRAPHIC=FRIDAY FOOTBALL EXTRA]
[ENG#=1]


One of the coaches who has traveled the road with Friday Football Extra for all 20 years of its existence is retiring
[GRAPHIC=WILLIS WHITE]

Willis White, the head coach at Salem High school for the past 21 years is stepping down at the end of the current school year. The six-time Friday Football Extra coach of the year told News 7 sports last week that he would know something definite about his future in a couple of weeks, but sources within the Salem school system and the City's government have confirmed that he is stepping down.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]

White won four state titles and 8 regional championships in his more than two decades as the Spartans' head coach. During that time he also won the admiration of perhaps the most football crazed community in the entire state. In 2001, the Commonwealth also took note of his accomplishments and inducted him into the Virginia High School League's hall of fame. The Spartans missed the playoffs each of the past two seasons, but that had little to do with White's decision.
(------------)



[S-Coach]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-171 1212tc]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD WHITE]
[ENG#=2]

White actually began his head coaching career at Ft. Chiswell where he was anything but a success - and almost gave up the profession for good at that point. He later became an assistant to Merrill Gainer at Patrick Henry.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]

and White would accept the challenge of succeeding Gainer and he would go on to lead Patrick Henry to the 1979 state title game where the Patriots lost to Petersburg 17-to-6. The person who succeeds White will be following in even bigger footsteps in the city of Champions.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD WILLIS]

Hidden Valley's Stephen Magenbauer, Byrd's Jeff Highfill, Franklin County's Billy Miles, and William Campbell's Brad Bradley - all with Salem ties - are just a few of the possibilities.

[S-VCU]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-165 11919TC]
[GRAPHIC=COLONIAL]
[ENG#=]

The Colonial Conference crowned its champion tonight as VCU beat George Mason 55-to-54 to earn an invite to the Big Dance.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/ESPN; :00]

Former Tarheel Jason Capel and dad Jeff Capel, Junior were on hand to see if Jeff the Third could coach VCU to the title. They also would get an eyeful of Suffolk native Troy Godwin. The six-six 300 pounder threw down on the Patriots tonight as
[super=33-George Mason/54/V.C.U./55;]

VCU was able to improve to 23-and-7 with the 55-to-54 win. The win sends the Rams to the NCAAs for the first time since 1996.
(------------)



[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-172 1137tc]
[GRAPHIC=ACC WOMEN]
[ENG#=4]

The Duke women beat North Carolina in the ACC women's championship game tonight to capture a record fifth straight ACC tourney title.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Fox-Net; :00]

Iciss Tillis had another big game for the Blue Devils with 17 points and she was named the tourney's MVP. But the BIG FISH tonight was Mistie Bass. She was unstoppable, playing 28 minutes, scoring 16 points on
[super=33-Duke/63/North Carolina/47;]

on 7-of-7 shooting and dominating the paint. Duke beats Carolina 63-to-47 for the ACC title.
(------------)



[S-Liberty]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-162 13503TC ]
[GRAPHIC=LIBERTY HOOPS]
[ENG#=1]

The Liberty University women open up the Big South Conference tournament tomorrow night as the top seed on the their home floor against Winthrop.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]

Tonight the league passed out its postseason awards and not surprisingly - six foot eight inch Liberty center, Katie Feenstra, earned her second straight player of the year honor. She led the Conference in scoring averaging 22 points a game. She also was tops in rebounding, field goal percentage and blocked shots.
(------------)



[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-167 2911]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]
[ENG#=2]

The Hokies open the Big East tournament on Wednesday at Noon against Rutgers. The combination of the Hokies and fast talking first year head coach Seth Greenberg is an unlikely union that has actually turned out much better than most expected.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="IT'S BEEN A GOOD....]
[SUPER=01-Seth Greenberg/First Year Va. Tech Head Coach;]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Afternoon; :11]
[SUPER=01-Allen Calloway/Va. Tech Forward from Tunstall High; :40]
[RUNS=:55]
[OUT Q=...a whole game."]
(------------)
[VO-NAT con't]

That old guy leader Calloway is referring to is NOT coach Greenberg, but rather the lone senior on the team - Bryant Matthews - who today became the first Hokie ever to earn first team all-Big East honors.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=ANYBODY...]
[SUPER=01-Bryant Matthews/First Team All-Big East Selection; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=...just unbelievable."]
(------------)

[VO NAT CON'T] The Hokies flew out of Roanoke right after finishing up this workout. They'll practice in New York City tomorrow, and then attend the Big East postseason banquet tomorrow night.
(-------------)


[TOSS TO BREAK]

[GumWrapper-Dress]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Here's something to chew on.... and it's one for the record books.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 14.5]
[SUPER=03-Grandview, TX]


A 16-year old Texas girl is making a prom dress out of gum wrappers.
Sounds like a sticky situation.. but Anna Childress started collecting gum wrappers a year ago. 23 hundred of them in all- so she sank her teeth into the project.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 43]
[IN Q=]

((ANNA CHILDRESS: WHEN I FIRST STARTED I GOT REALLY DISCOURAGED BECAUSE I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO TAKE A LONG TIME, BUT I FINISHED THE SKIRT AND I WAS LIKE WOW I'M GOING TO DO THIS. THE VEST IS REALLY NEAT.))
[SUPER=01-Anna Childress/Gum Dressmaker;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=vest is really neat.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT 08]


Yes, she made a vest and tie for her date as well.
And here she is.. ready for prom with the dress finished. (-----------)