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Coming up on News 7-
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Fire guts three buildings in Blackstone tonight-
A skydive gone wrong leaves a woman hanging in a tree for hours. The rescue coming up.
Plus UVa works overtime for a date with Duke. Highlights coming up in sports.
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And the weekend forecast coming up.
News 7 at Eleven is Next.

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((AUSTIN HULL: WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT THIS NEW SCALE, THIS HOURLY SYSTEM. THESE HIGH RAISES ON THE TOP END AND WE DON'T FEEL LIKE WE'RE BEING TREATED FAIRLY.))
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Employees in one area school system are raising a stink over a raise in pay.
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You would think teachers would be happy to get a pay hike. Next year's budget in Bedford County calls for up to a 7 percent raise but some are still unhappy. [***NEWS 7 @ 11***]
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Justin McLeod went to tonight's school board meeting to find out why. Justin what's the issue here?
Jean, It's the same complaint year after year.
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Teachers in Bedford County say their salaries are the lowest among neighboring school systems.
So they're happy to be getting more money but some are angry over a plan that could mean heftier raises for administrators.
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Tonight, the school board held a public hearing on next year's 85.9 million dollar proposed budget.
Part of that budget calls for a new pay scale that would give teachers a four to seven percent raise.
Some would do even better. Salaries for some principals and assistant principals would climb as much as 11 percent.

Raises for employees in the central office would be capped at ten percent.
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((LAURA RODES/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: MOST OF OUR COUNTY WORKERS AS YOU GO AROUND WOULD BE LUCKY TO GET A THREE PERCENT INCREASE THIS YEAR. I BELIEVE IT IS WONDERFUL THING THAT WE HAVE ACCREDITATION BUT I DON'T BELIEVE WE NEED TO GO OVERBOARD. 10-PERCENT IS TOO HIGH.))
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Bus drivers also have concerns about the new pay scale.
Under the plan, bus drivers would now be paid by the hour and no longer by the day.
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((AUSTIN HULL/BEDFORD CO. BUS DRIVER: WE'RE SALARIED PAID RIGHT NOW, CONTRACTED. THEY'RE TALKING CHANGING TO A MATRIX SYSTEM THAT NOBODY SEEMS TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT. WE CAN'T GET ANY STRAIGHT ANSWERS, IT'S A LOT OF CONFUSION.))
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[OUT Q=a lot of confusion]
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Bus drivers fear they will end up losing money as a result of the new pay scale.
Several got up and requested that the school board explain the proposed new policy in writing.
One board member promised to provide some of the answers in the near future.
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As for the proposed raises for administrators, the school system defends it saying no one in the central office has received a substantial raise in several years.
The Superintendent also believes this will make them more competitive since the school system has lost several principals to higher paying jobs in other districts.
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Jean, some school board members have concerns about the pay hike and therefore there could be changes before April's scheduled vote on the budget.

[Blackstone-Fire]


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Fire has gutted three buildings on Main Street in Blackstone tonight.
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The apparently blaze started behind Mitchell's Restaurant about 4:30 and spread.
It burned out of control until about 8 tonight.
Officials say six firefighters were injured when the front of one of the buildings blew out.
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((YOU COULD SEE THE ROOF BLOW OFF THE BUILDING, COMEBACK DOWN AND THE FIRE BLEW OVER TOP OF US. AND I GOT HIT BY SOME FLYING GLASS. I REMEMBER JUST SCREAMING WE'VE LOST FIREMEN.)) [NO SUPERS]
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150 Fire firefighters from ten counties southwest of Richmond responded to the fire.
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[Spain-Attack]


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A deadly reminder today that the war on terror is far from over.
A series of bombings on commuter trains in Spain have killed nearly 200 people- an email to an Arabic newspaper claimed responsibility in the name of al Qaeda- and a warning for the United States.
Teri Okita has more.
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((LOWERED FLAGS ... SOMBER MEALS ... AND CRIES OF OUTRAGE. THAT'S HOW SPANIARDS ENDED ONE OF THE WORST DAYS IN THEIR NATION'S HISTORY. EMERGENCY CREWS CARRIED AWAY THE INJURED AND THE DEAD, FOLLOWING A SERIES OF EXPLOSIONS ON MADRID'S COMMUTER TRAINS THURSDAY MORNING. THE ONLY WAY MANY COULD ESCAPE -- WAS THROUGH THE CARNAGE. I SAW PEOPLE ON THE GROUND IN FLAMES -SCREAMING- THIS COMMUTER SAID. WITHIN 30-MINUTES, NEARLY A DOZEN BOMBS -- PLACED IN BACKPACKS -- DETONATED AT THREE DIFFERENT COMMUTER HUBS. OFFICIALS SAY EVIDENCE LATER FOUND IN A STOLEN VAN INDICATED THE BLASTS WERE APPARENTLY TRIGGERED BY REMOTE CONTROL. THE QUESTION NOW IS WHO WOULD DO THIS? THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT SUSPECTS THE BASQUE SEPARATIST GROUP, ETA, BECAUSE THE BOMBINGS HAPPENED THREE DAYS BEFORE SPAIN'S GENERAL ELECTION. SPANISH AUTHORITIES HAVE NOW CALLED FOR NATIONWIDE DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE MILITANT GROUP. BUT A LONDON-BASED ARABIC NEWSPAPER SAYS AL-QAIDA IS PURPORTEDLY CLAIMING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THURSDAY'S ATTACKS. A FIVE-PAGE EMAIL -- SIGNED BY A SHADOWY FACTION OF AL-QAIDA -- SAYS THE BLASTS ARE QUOTE: "SETTLING OLD ACCOUNTS WITH SPAIN ... AMERICA'S ALLY IN THE WAR AGAINST ISLAM." THE EMAIL ALSO HAD A WARNING FOR THE UNITED STATES. IT SAID AN EXPECTED STRIKE AGAINST AMERICA IS NOW AT ITS FINAL STAGE -- AND IS COMING SOON. BUT U.S. INTELLIGENCE SAYS IT'S STILL TOO EARLY TO TELL WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MADRID BOMBINGS. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Train-Safety]


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Today's attack in Madrid is bringing up the question: Just how safe are the rail lines in this country?
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Security measures have been upgraded on passenger- rail, commuter and subway lines.
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On Washington D-C's metro rail system, random sweeps, specially trained police teams, bomb sniffing dogs and biochemical sensors are in place.
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((STEVEN KUHR/KROLL SECURITY SERVICES; IT'S A VERY PROGRESSIVE PROGRAM, THEY BELIEVE TRANSPORTATION AGENCIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD ACTUALLY WILL BE ABLE TO LEARN FROM.))
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[OUT Q=to learn from.]
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More precautions are also in place in New York City, San Francisco and in other large cities.
But with millions of passengers on the move on several hundred miles of track, experts say it's simply too much to cover.
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((GLEN SCHOEN/SECURITY ANALYST: WE'RE WORRIED NOT JUST ABOUT THE RAIL LINES FOR INSTANCE BUT TUNNELS, BRIDGES AND SO ON SO IT'S EXCEPTIONALLY HARD FOR US TO REALLY WRAP OUR ARMS AROUND.))
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One expert says we can not secure an open transportation system and says he's not sure we should try to.. saying we don't want to give into the fear.
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[Gay-Marriage]


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Gay marriages will be ending in San Francisco.
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The California Supreme Court has ordered San Francisco officials to immediately stop performing gay weddings.
That disappointed many couples at city hall today.
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((ART ADAMS/DENIED MARRIAGE LICENSE; WE'VE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS FOR A LONG TIME. I'M GONNA WEAR MY RING ANYWAYS.))
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Meanwhile in Massachusetts.. lawmakers there have given preliminary approval to a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriages but allow civil unions- as people on both sides of the issue rallied outside.
But a high court decision in November means gay marriage will become legal in Massachusetts on May 17th, two and a half years before any constitutional amendment could go on the ballot for popular approval.
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[Sick-Room]


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Parents who work for Carilion might not have to miss work when their child is sick anymore.
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The HoneyTree Early Learning Center will open a new facility near downtown Roanoke Monday. This center will offer a 'sick-room' called the "Chicken Soup Coop."
It'll provide care for children ages six weeks to twelve years old, who are mildly ill and cannot attend regular daycare or school.
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((NANCY AGEE/CARILION C.O.O.: NO PLACE IN TOWN WAS ABLE TO PROVIDE SICK CARE FOR CHILDREN. SO I THINK THIS WILL BE A HUGE SOLUTION FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE JUST A LITTLE ILL BUT YOU WOULDN'T WANT THEM TO BE OUT WITH THE REST OF THE CHILDREN.))
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The sick-room can accomodate eight children daily, and will be staffed with a licensed practical nurse. The center may open to the public after its first evaluation in July.
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Another day closer to the end of the General Assembly session, but still no budget.
We'll have the latest from Richmond next.
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And the future of a Roanoke bridge-- Will it be for cars, pedestrians or both?
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports Office as the Cavs work overtime at the ACC tournament tonight. The Hokies are eliminated the Big East Garden party. The Liberty women rolls past Radford into the Big South title game. And we'll head to Richmond to check on today's state basketball tournament action right here on the Big 7.))
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State budget conferees continue to meet but both sides admit little progress has been made.
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The House and Senate remain at an impasse over the need for an increase in the state income and sales taxes.
The Senate is pressing for a multi-billion dollar tax hike to pay for education, transportation and public safety.
House conferees say they will not sign off on any general tax increases.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THE FOLKS IN THE SENATE FEEL VERY STRONGLY HOUSE FEELS STRONGLY BUT THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE SOME MOVEMENT.))
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Both sides concede there is little hope that a budget agreement can be reached by Saturday.
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((DELEGATE KIRK COX/R-HOUSE BUDGET CONFEREE: IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT IF THEY'RE NOT WILLING TO AT LEAST PUT A PROPOSAL I CONTEND THEY HAVE PUT OUT ALMOST NOTHING ON THE TABLE. SENATOR JOHN CHICHESTER/R-SENATE BUDGET CONFEREE: WE'RE NOT GOING TO ACCEPT THEIR BUDGET ANY MORE THAN THEY ARE GOING TO ACCEPT OURS. ))
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[SUPER=01-Sen. John Chichester/(R) Senate Budget Conferee; :08 QUICK!!!]
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If conferees fail to meet the deadline, legislators have the option of extending the current session or adjourning and returning for a special session.
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[Boty-Deputies]


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While the state budget is still up in the air, some local officers can count on a raise this year. The county administrator and budget committee say deputies in Botetourt will see a two-and-a quarter percent raise.
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((SHERIFF RONNIE SPRINKLE, BOTETOURT CO.: NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART, I GUESS, IS BEING ABLE TO PAY MY PEOPLE FOR A RAISE EACH YEAR. I THINK THEY DEFINITELY DESERVE IT. THERE AREN'T TOO MANY PEOPLE WHO TO TO WORK WITH A BULLET PROOF VEST ON, SO THAT'S WHY I THINK WE NEED TO COMPENSATE THEM FOR THE WORK THEY DO.))
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Currently there are 89-employees at the Sheriff's office, 69 of them are sworn officers. Deputies in Botetourt start off at just under 24-thousand dollars.

[Wood]


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A nursing assistant at Carriage Hill Retirement Center in Bedford is charged with assaulting a 91-year-old female resident.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
31-year-old Cristy L. Wood was taken into custody yesterday and charged with hitting the woman on the back with a cane.
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Police say the cane left a 14 inch long mark on the the resident's back. She also suffered a bruised ear.
Wood is currently being held at Bedford Adult Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

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As March Madness gets underway, a call for an end to the madness off the court.
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Today on Capitol hill college recruiting was center court- amid allegations that recruiting has crossed the line-
Now lawmakers are calling on colleges and universities to clean up their act.
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((REP. DIANA DEGETTE/(D) COLORADO: ALLEGATIONS OF THE USE OF PROSTITUTES, SEX PARTIES, BOOZE, DRUGS AND LATE NIGHTS AT STRIP CLUBS HAVE POPPED UP ALL OVER THE PLACE.))
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A new NCCA game plan proposes strict recruiting practices, including shorter visits, prohibiting off campus entertainment, and cutting spending on plane tickets, meals and hotels.
But some say not just the rules, but the culture must change too.
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((DON MCPHERSON/EXEC. DIRECTOR SPORTS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE: WE DON'T EXPECT OUR STUDENT ATHLETES TO BE NICE GUYS WE WANT THEM TO KICK THE CRAP OUT OF THE OTHER TEAM.))
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The most severe rule change could force potential players to pick up the tab for visiting a school themselves.
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Still ahead on News 7, highlights from tonight's big U-V-A basketball game.
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And a skydiver spends a few moments in the air... and a few hours hanging around.
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Roanoke's First Street Bridge has been closed to vehicular traffic for more than three years, and members of a committee helping to craft a memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King hope it will stay that way.
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City Council voted to rebuild the bridge as a memorial to the civil rights leader.
Current plans call for one- way traffic, but now a citizens committee is recommending the bridge be restricted to pedestrians.
Members say safety is their primary concern.
A public meeting is scheduled on April 6th at the Dumas Center, and committee members will take the request to city council after that.
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[WL-Center]


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Washington and Lee University in Lexington is planning a major expansion for its art and music departments, but there's something blocking the way.
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A historic train station that has recently been used for storage is being prepped to be moved to make way for the new 60-thousand square foot facility. The station will be jacked up 6 feet, and will be moved to a parking lot across the street. The state was built in 1883 and served as a passenger train station until rail service in the city was discontinued in the 1960's. The design plan for the arts and music building expansion still must receive final approval from the city.
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Virginia tries to play its way into the quarterfinals of the ACC. Tech loses in the quarters at the Big East. Liberty wins in the semis of the Big South. And we're headed to Richmond for today's state tourney action. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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Bill Elliott will miss this weekend's race at Atlanta for the first time since his Cup career began in 1979. Evernham Motorsports was unable to secure the sponsorship money needed for Elliott to race on his home track. Elliott will spend Sunday helping announce the race on the radio.
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[S-UVa]


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The Virginia Cavaliers came into last night's play-in game in the ACC tournament having not won a tournament game since 1995. And with four minutes to play last night there was no reason to think that streak would end.
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[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/ESPN; :00]

Clemson had UVa down by eight points in the closing moments before the Cavs closed in a hurry. This steal and old fashioned three point play by Roanoke's J.R. Reynolds was the key play that got the game to overtime 68-to-68. In the extra period, Todd Billet, and Devin Smith each hit key
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three pointers as the Cavs beat Clemson in overtime 83-to-79 and earn the right to play Duke today.
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[S-ACC]


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Who knows if last night's win was enough to save Pete Gillen's job. Most believe it's too late for that.
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[GO TO PINNACLE OF PETE'S SAKE] But one thing Pete did last night was finally win an ACC game. Here's his postseason record in 6 years at Virginia. 2 and 9 with tonight's win - and 1 and 5 in ACC play. Virginia probably still needs another win to get in the NCAA tournament.
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[GO TO PINNACLE FRIDAY AFTERNOON] They'll get their chance today at Noon as they face top ranked Duke here on WDBJ-7. The second game this afternoon has North Carolina and Georgia Tech.
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[GO TO PINNACLE FRIDAY NIGHT] Then tonight it's the battle of the States and Wake and Maryland finish off the night around 9:30. All of the games are here on WDBJ-7.
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[S-Tech]


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The Hokies played well, but well enough to beat Pitt in the Big East quarterfinals today.
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The Hokies were hoping to extend their stay in the Big Apple another night, and while Bryant Matthews turned a couple of steals into big baskets - he was in foul trouble most of the game. Pitt had a double digit lead in the second half thanks in part to Jaron Brown - who led a balanced Pitt attack with 20 points. But with Matthews on the bench the young Hokies battled back and got within 6 points in the closing minutes.
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But Pitt pulls away to beat the Hokies 74-to-61. Tech is 15 and 14 on the season and still hopes to be invited to the NIT.
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[S-South]


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The Liberty Flames and Radford Highlanders hooked up in the women's Big South semi-finals tonight at the Vines Center.
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The Lady Highs lost both regular season meetings to the Flames and tonight would be another uphill struggle. Katie Feenstra was a handful and then some as the 6-8 player of the year dominated the inside and scored the first 8 points. Radford's Kylie Williamson would try to keep it close along with her running mate Taryn Causey. But this three-pointer in the first half was only cosmetic. Aundrea Dawson did her part for the Flames as she goes coast to coast on this drive. LU wins it 82 to 59.
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As Feenstra finished with a game high 34 points as Liberty advances to host Saturday title game against Birmingham Southern at 2pm.
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[S-Radford]


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Today is day number two of the state basketball tournament in Richmond. This year's event is being held at the Seigel center at VCU. And today was all about the Group A schools.
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Radford and Altavista have boys and girls playing and great crowd support. Radford's Terrell Dobbins will get free and hit this tough baseline jumper in the first half tonight for the Cats. But Altavista has some serious players like Kenny Hunt. Watch him hit the three ball deep in the corner with a man right in his face. He had 31. Hunt would duel all night long with his counterpart Darris Nichols - who hallors back with 32 of his own.
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But Altavista is too much getting the 72 to 62 win over Radford and moving on to face Riverheads for the title.
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The Radford girls played the opening game of the day at three this afternoon.
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the Bobcats took on highly regarded James Monroe out of Fredericksburg in the Group A semi-finals. And the Bobcats were all business today. Off the inbounds pass, Radford's Jill Weston knocks down the three pointer from the left wing to get the party started. And here's how you feed the post. Meg Khandan-Barani (CAN-DUH-BUH-RONNIE) makes James Monroe pay as she gets one of her tournament record tying 10 assists with the pass to Alyssa Parris for the score. The Yellow Jackets would be content to play zone, and Radford
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would blow it up. Whitney King hits this three and Radford advance to Saturday Morning's title game with the 66-to-49 win.
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[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!]
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/Altavista vs. Glenvar; :00]

The Altavista pep band pumped up the volume inside the Seigel center and the Colonels pounded the boards. Stacy Shepherd gets the offensive board and the putback to keep Altavista on top. The Highlanders' Allison Fasnacht would keep Glenvar right in this thing up until the closing seconds as she drives and hits the tough leaner. But Sarah Mattox would hit this key three pointer in the fourth
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quarter from the left wing as Altavista beats Glenvar and advances to Saturday's title game.
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For a skydiver, the longer the *hang time* the more exciting the jump.
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But, that wasn't the case for one jumper who lost control of her parachute, hit some trees, and got stuck hanging from a tree for hours.
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((DAVID VANDERGRIFT/RESIDENT GIRL JUMPED OUT OF A PLANE, DIDN'T MAKE IT TO THE DROP ZONE AND LANDED IN THE TREE ABOUT TWENTY FOOT OFF THE WATER))
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Rescue workers had to cut away brush and small trees before they could even get to the woman.
Emergency crews used special equipment to remove her from the tree. It took three and a half hours, but the woman did make it safely to the ground. (------------)