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Coming up on News 7-
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A Marine from Southside is killed in Iraq along with dozens of others. We'll have more on insurgent attacks and a helicopter crash. Plus, the death toll rises after a suicide attempt goes terribly wrong on California train tracks. And, reality TV bellies up to a Roanoke bar.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

News 7 is next.

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He patrolled the streets of Martinsville, but it was an ambush on the streets of Iraq that took his life.
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[Bowling]


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A Marine reservist from Martinsville is among the U-S servicemen killed today in Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]


23 year old corporal Jonathan W. Bowling was one of four Marines killed in an ambush attack.
Before being called to active duty, Bowling was a police officer in Martinsville.
The city police department broke the news of his death late this afternoon.
Bowling was a 2000 graduate of Patrick County High School and a 2002 graduate of Patrick Henry Community College.


Martinsville's police chief says everything about Bowling was "impressive."
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[Iraq]


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Along with Bowling and the other five troops killed in ambushes, another 31 died when their helicopter went down.
Through it all, Iraq continues to count down the days, now four, to elections. Teri Okita reports from Baghdad.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was the deadliest day in Iraq since...]
[SUPER=01-Lt. John F. Stattler/1st Marine Expeditionary Force; :15]
[SUPER=01-Linda Castillo/Resident; :27]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News; :45]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, BAGHDAD]

((IT WAS THE DEADLIEST DAY FOR AMERICANS IN IRAQ SINCE THE WAR BEGAN. INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR WHAT CAUSED A MILITARY TRANSPORT HELICOPTER TO CRASH IN THE DESERT...KILLING 30 MARINES AND A SAILOR. INITIAL REPORTS SAY BAD WEATHER WAS A FACTOR. AT LEAST SIX OTHER AMERICAN TROOPS ALSO DIED AT THE HANDS OF INSURGENTS.
SOT: LT. GEN. JOHN F. STATTLER, IST MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE

"WE WILL HONOR THEIR SACRIFICE BY CONTINUING OUR MISSION OF BRINGING DEMOCRACY TO THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ." A MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAYS ALL THE MARINES WERE HEADQUARTERED AT CAMP PENDLETON.
SOT: Linda Castillo/Resident "These guys are a part of us, and they're our family no matter what."

MILITANTS LAUNCHED ANOTHER SERIES OF ATTACKS ON WEDNESDAY, TARGETING EVERYTHING FROM POLLING STATIONS TO POLITICIANS... MOSTLY WITH THEIR WEAPON OF CHOICE: CAR BOMBS. OKITA ON-CAMERA BRIDGE: WITH SO MUCH DESTRUCTION, THE SITUATION IN MANY OF IRAQ'S MOST PROMINENT CITIES HAS TURNED INTO A TUG-OF-WAR FOR IRAQI VOTERS. JUST HOW MANY OF THEM WILL ACTUALLY SHOW UP AT THE POLLS REMAINS A BIG QUESTION. THE TERRORIST GROUP AL-QAEDA HAS TAKEN TO THE INTERNET TO WARN IRAQIS -- TO STAY AWAY FROM THE POLLS, OR FACE THE CONSEQUENCES. PRESIDENT BUSH FIRED BACK...SAYING THAT EVERY BALLOT WAS CRUCIAL.
SOT: GEORGE W. BUSH

"IT IS THE LONG TERM OBJECTIVE THAT IS VITAL AND THAT IS TO SPREAD FREEDOM." EVEN IF IRAQIS HEED THE CALL FOR DEMOCRACY ON JANUARY 30TH, IT REMAINS TO BEEN SEEN IF IT WILL TRULY TAKE HOLD AFTER THE ELECTIONS. IN A COUNTRY WITH A LONG HISTORY OF UNREST, AMERICANS MAY BE ON THE JOB IN IRAQ FOR YEARS TO COME. TO, CBS NEWS, BAGHDAD.))

[Veterans]


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Virginia veterans are going without the care they deserve.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

That from Delegate Kirk Cox who wants the state to hire more claims officers to help veterans get the benefits they're entitled to. There are more than 750- thousand veterans in the Commonwealth- a number Cox says is quickly growing.
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[SOT 44:22:09]
[IN Q=With the ongoing war]

((DEL. KIRK COX/(R) COLONIAL HEIGHTS: WITH THE ONGOING WAR ON TERROR THAT HAS OUR SERVICE MEMBERS, REGULAR ACTIVE DUTY, MOBILIZED GUARD AND RESERVES RETURNING HOME TO VIRGINIA, MANY WITH WAR WOUNDS, THE NEED FOR CLAIMS AGENTS IN MORE URGENT AND INCREASING.))
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Cox says he'll also push for more beds at the Richmond Veterans Care Center now under construction.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The only *operating* care center is in Roanoke. Veteran representatives would eventually like to see the Commonwealth have four centers.

[Bland]


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In the midst of the General Assembly session, a delegate from Petersburg suddenly resigned today.
Democrat Fenton Bland stepped down after pleading guilty in Richmond federal court to conspiracy to commit bank fraud.
The 42-year-old Bland has been the focus of federal and state investigations into his business dealings.

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A suspect is in custody after an armed robbery in Vinton earlier tonight. A man walked into Belchers Grocery on East Cleveland Avenue just after five-thirty and displayed a firearm. He took an undisclosed amount of money from the cashier and ran. Officers responded and caught the seventeen year old after a short foot-pursuit. The firearm and stolen money were recovered.

[M'Ville-Robbery]


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Meanwhile, Police in Martinsville need help finding a robbery suspect. A man entered the Flowers Bakery on Lavinder Street today around one-thirty. He pointed a gun at the clerk and took an undetermined amount of cash. The case is still under investigation.

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The committee considering the future of Victory Stadium is moving forward with its study. Members say they plan to visit other sites where athletic facilities could be located.
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A North Carolina engineering firm is now examining the stadium to determine if the landmark is structurally sound.
Members of the stadium committee say they also plan to take a closer look at nine other city-owned sites.
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[SOT 00:24:27]
[IN Q=Several of us feel]

((JACK PARROTT/STADIUM COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: SEVERAL OF US FEEL THAT THESE OTHER SITES WERE NOT INVESTIGATED VERY THOROUGHLY AT ALL BEFORE THE ORANGE AVENUE DECISION WAS MADE. SO WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO TELL COUNCIL THAT OKAY WE LOOKED AT THESE OTHER SITES, AND THIS IS WHAT WE THOUGHT ABOUT THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Parrott/Stadium Committee Chairman]
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[OUT Q=this is what we thought about them.]
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Members of the stadium committee also want to know more about the status of the Roanoke River Flood Reduction Project. They hope to have representatives of the Army Corps of Engineers at their next meeting.
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[Pajama-Game]


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You' may have attended a pajama party at some point in in your life, but nothing quite like our next story.
Tonight, a little piece of reality, or reality TV, came to Roanoke. [REALITY BAR GRAPHIC IN BAM]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now to tell us all about it. Justin what made tonight's pajama party unique?
For one it took place in bar and second it was filmed for national television.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


You've heard of reality shows like Survivor and the Amazing Race but probably not Reality Bar Crawl.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


It is a show that airs on the National Lampoon Network which caters to college students.
Tonight, a camera crew was filming a pajama themed episode at Awful Arthur's in downtown Roanoke.
The premise of the show is to get people to do funny or outrageous things on camera.
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[SOT 15:27:24]
[IN Q=We get people]

((JENNIFER COX/PRODUCTION MANAGER: WE GET PEOPLE TO COME OUT OBVIOUSLY THROUGH ADVERTISING AND PROMOTING AS WELL, BUT THEY START ACTING PRETTY FUN AND CRAZY AFTER A FEW BEERS.))
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Cox/Production Manager; :]
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[OUT Q=AFTER A FEW BEERS]
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The show is hosted by "David Bryne" from MTV's Real World and Katie Doyle from "Road Rules."
The hosts realize most of the people who showed up tonight are just wanting to be famous but they say reality television may not be their best bet.
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[SOT 15:30:50; 15:43:35]
[IN Q=I think it]

((KATIE DOYLE/PROGRAM HOST: I THINK IT WILL EVENTUALLY DIE OUT. YOU CAN ONLY WATCH SOMEONE'S ELSE LIFE BEFORE YOU GET BORED. [LAUGHS].)) ((SPENCER GRAVES/PARTICIPANT: IT'S ALWAYS EXCITING TO BE ON TV AND OF COURSE CHANNEL SEVEN IT'S EVEN BETTER.))
[SUPER=01-Katie Doyle/Program Host; :00]
[SUPER=01-Spencer Graves/Participant; :06]
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[OUT Q=even better]
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You may have trouble actually seeing this show. The National Lampoon Network airs typically in college towns. We understand you can see it at Virginia Tech, Radford University, as well as Washington and Lee.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


It will eventually be released on DVD and the producers promise us you will actually see a lot of Roanoke in the program.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Shannon, if you missed your chance tonight, the crew will be shooting yet again tomorrow night at Sharkey's in Blacksburg.

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Two men are arrested for last night's explosion in Roanoke.
Still ahead, why authorities think they did it.
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Plus a suicide attempt turns deadly... for passengers on two commuter trains in California.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey, folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Dazzle knocks off the top team in the NBDL tonight.

The Roanoke College Maroons bounce back in the win column at the Bast Center. Plus, it's all in the Family in this week's Hometown Hoops Weekly. And Jamal Lewis is headed to the big house for four months. Tonight on the Big 7.))
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It was the result of an on-going feud with the suspect's ex- girlfriend, according to court records, that prompted last night's bombing in Roanoke.
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Ricky Andrew Huffman and Todd Russell Harless were arrested this morning. A-T-F Agents say the two men told essentially the same story when confronted at work.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night]

Huffman picked up Harless last night around 8:30 and drove to an alley behind 420 Fourteenth Street. According to a federal affidavit, they put a pipe bomb in the trash can and ran. Harless allegedly bought the parts at Home Depot and the black powder at a gun show at the Civic Center. The criminal complaint says Harless built the pipe bomb at his mother's house in Salem.
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Agents found a semi-automatic pistol and an assault rifle in Harless' vehicle.

[Bus-Accident]


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A school bus ran off the road in Pittsylvania County this afternoon, injuring three children.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
State police say the accident happened about 3:15 in the Callands section of the county.
Police say the driver swerved to avoid some dogs, ran off the road and struck an embankment.
Three children were taken to Danville Memorial.
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Police do not believe their injuries were critical.
The driver was charged with reckless driving.

[Train-Wreck]


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Hundreds of people are recovering from a train wreck in California that killed eleven. The suicidal man accused of causing the crash will most likely be charged with murder. Jennifer Donelan reports.
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[IN Q=As recovery teams searched for...]
[SUPER=03-Glendale, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Lamb/Passenger; :31]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Donelan/CBS News; :51]
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((AS RECOVERY TEAMS SEARCHED FOR ANY REMAINING BODIES IN THE WRECKAGE, FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS BEGAN EXAMINING THE NATION'S WORST RAILWAY COLLISION IN NEARLY SIX YEARS.
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A METROLINK COMMUTER TRAIN CRASHED INTO AN S-U-V ... ABANDONED ON THE TRACKS EARLY WEDNESDAY. THE DERAILED CARS BUMPED INTO A PARKED LOCOMOTIVE, THEN CAREENED INTO ANOTHER TRAIN HEADING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. PASSENGER JOHN LAMB SAYS HE FIRST SAW SPARKS:
(SOT: JOHN LAMB/PASSENGER) - 13:12:00

"Next thing I knew, the compartment went black and we hit something extremely hard, and everyone in our car went flying forward into other seats and out into the isle." MANY COMMUTERS WERE NAPPING BEFORE THE TRAINS HIT. THEY WOKE UP TO CHAOS.
(SOT:)

"I started smelling smoke. It was blood everywhere. It was awful."
(STANDUP BRIDGE)

"Shortly after the crash, details began emerging about what caused it. Details that investigators say has them convinced THIS was no accident, but the work of a troubled man. GLENDALE POLICE SAY THE S-U-V WAS LEFT ON THE TRACKS BY JUAN ALVAREZ -- A 25-YEAR OLD FROM COMPTON, WHO THEY SAY ADMITTED TO ATTEMPTING SUICIDE.
(SOT: CHIEF RANDY ADAMS/GLENDALE POLICE)

"He drove his vehicle on the tracks ... then decided for some reason he did not want to die that way ... and he exited the vehicle." ALVAREZ -- WHO AUTHORITIES SAY HAS A HISTORY OF SUICIDAL TENDENCIES -- COULD FACE SEVERAL COUNTS OF MURDER ... FOR A TRAIN RIDE THAT ENDED IN DEATH. JENNIFER DONELAN, CBS NEWS.))
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Hope you enjoyed the spring-like day...because Robin says winter's coming back.
The forecast when News Seven returns.
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Plus before the super bowl kicks off next weekend, one company is pulling out all the stops to make some super footballs.
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[Rice-Vote]


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Condoleeza Rice has been confirmed as the next Secretary of State-
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in a vote of eighty-five to thirteen. It came with little surprise, but plenty of criticism. One senator said he planned on voting for her- but would do so with frustration and reservations. Some say Rice's confirmation drew more opposition than that of any Secretary of State in recent history for one reason- Iraq. Some lawmakers argue the marathon debate was nothing more than Washington politics based on lingering bitterness over the outcome of the Presidential election.
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[Tech-Supercomputer]


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Virginia Tech hopes its new super computer will help make it a top-30 research institution.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

System X, as it's called, is the 7th fastest super computer in the world. The system is made of 11-hundred computers and 22-hundred processors. It can figure 12 trillion calculations a second. Researchers say the system could be the key to getting the University even more funding and prestige.
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[IN Q=We set up a spire]

((JASON LOCKHART: WE SET UP A SPIRE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE.. :00 HEY WE'RE SERIOUS ABOUT RESEARCH. WE BUILT THIS LARGE MACHINE. WE WANT HIGHER CALIBER FACULTY MEMBERS AND LARGER PROBLEMS TO COME TO THE UNIVERSITY. :10 ))
[SUPER=01-Jason Lockhart/Terascale Computing Facility;]
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[OUT Q=to come to the university.]
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The system cost 5-point-7 million dollars to build and another 2 million to renovate the building that houses it. Researchers expect to build another computer in three years. That system will have to be 10 times faster then System X to keep up with technology.
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Hoop highlights from the Dazzle and Roanoke College, plus Hometown Hoops Weekly and a report from the Nascar Media Tour. But first your Extra Point -
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[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis was sentenced to four months in jail today for using a cell phone to set up a drug deal. The former all-pro back worked out a plea agreement with prosecutors last fall. Lewis will also spend 2 months in a halfway house and perform 500 hours of community service following his prison term.
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[S-Dazzle]


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The Roanoke Dazzle took out the first place Columbus Riverdragons tonight as Sung Yoon Bang scored a game high 28.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Riverdragons vs. Dazzle; :00]

Tonight was billed as a tribute to Roanoke Hockey Night as Claude Piche and Pierre Paiement - two of the valley's legends took part in the ceremonial jump ball at the start. Matt Carroll would continue his steady play as he penetrates off the dribble drive and beats the defense to the rack for the fingeroll. He had 25 points. Then watch Kevin Owens throw every but of 250 pound frame around in the paint as he muscles up to the hoops and banks one in.
[SUPER=33-Columbus/90/Roanoke/116;]

The Dazzle took 90 shots and hit 52 percent of them tonight to beat Columbus 116-to-90. They're home again on Saturday night against Asheville.
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[S-Roanoke]


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In the ODAC tonight, Roanoke College got back in the win column tonight with an 80-to-75 win over Eastern Mennonite at the Bast Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Royals vs. Maroons; :00]

Hall of Fame high school football coach Norm Lineburg was in the house for the game. And he would see former Riverheads star Josh LaPorte raise up on the baseline and get the friendly bounce for the Maroons. Page Moir's team led by 13 at the half thanks to a nice spurt inspired by Ben Schrader who beats his man on the drive and scores off the window.
[SUPER=33-Eastern Mennonite/75/Roanoke/80;]

Roanoke got some nice effort off the bench as six-eight Ben Lawler from Abingdon makes his mark. Roanoke improves to 10-and-7 with the 5 points win.
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[S-Hoops]


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Hometown Hoops Weekly is takes us to Northside tonight where for the boys' basketball team - every day is Father's Day. Here's Steve Mason.
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((STEVE MASON:WOULD YOU BELIEVE THAT NORTHSIDE HEAD COACH BILLY POPE HAS NOT ONE, NOT TWO, NOT THREE, NOT FOUR, BUT FIVE PLAYERS WHOSE FATHERS ARE EITHER HEAD OR ASSISTANT COACHES AT A HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY HIGH SCHOOL. AND IN A DAY AND AGE WHERE YOU HEAR STORIES OF HOW SOME PARENTS OVERSTEP THEIR BOUNDARIES WITH THEIR SONS HEAD COACHES, THESE VIKING SONS HAVE BEEN A DREAM TO COACH. ))
((Ryan Frazier's dad is a basketball assistant at Craig County, Matt Pounds father is the Botetourt girls head coach, Seth Adams dad is a Northside middle school basketball coach and Chance Smith's father is William Fleming's head football coach. It is not uncommon for all the dads to attend a Northside game and Billy Pope would not change a thing.

((:))
In 19 seasons, Pope has taken the Vikings to the state tournament seven times. Pound, whose dad's girls should be a state playoff contender, is not the only one who has benefited from Pope. ((:))
Pope has never heard a negative word form any of his players dad's that are coaches and dinner table conversation has been a a bonding time. ((:))
And as far as whether or not the coaches kids receive special treatment, no way and Pope sees the fruits of coming from a coaches home. ((:))
The Vikings hope to take Pope to an eighth state tournament berth. Steve Mason Hometown Hoops Weekly.))
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[S-NASCAR]


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The NASCAR Media Tour continued its sun-up to sun-down activities today as start of the race season draws closer.
Tonight Travis Wells checks in with a new addition at Joe Gibbs racing.
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[SUPER=@travis1; :10]
[SUPER=01-Jason Leffler/Fed Ex Chevy Driver; :20]
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[OUT Q=....NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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Virginia Tech and UVa hook up tomorrow night at 8 in men's basketball at the Cassell.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Season; :00]

The Hokies come into the contest riding a four game winning streak including three straight in the ACC. Virginia will be looking for its second straight win after nipping Clemson last Saturday.
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[SUPER=01-Elton Brown/Virginia Senior Center; :02]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=...want it the most."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

The game is a must for UVa coach Pete Gillen, who is again under fire.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Seth Greenberg/Va. Tech Head Coach; :04]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=...that are questioning him know."]
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Super-Bowl]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=bda]
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[GRAPHIC=Super Bowl]
[ENG#=1]

The Superbowl isn't until next month, but the game balls are already under construction.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ada, Ohio;]

Workers at Wilson's Football Division are in full production mode this week. More than 100 workers have been cutting, stringing and sewing together the balls that will be passed between the Eagles and the Patriots. They feature the official game stamp, date and Wilson brand. Workers at the Wilson football factory make an estimated 700-thousand footballs each year. The company has made the official N-F-L game ball since 1941. (------------)