03/09/05

11 p.m.

SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM


GRAPHIC=None Coming up on News Seven,



ENG#=1





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Victory Stadium is dangerous.

Engineers check the landmark's
structural integrity.

Plus, a country superstar loses
his fight with cancer.

And some say it's because of this
rock that they're in a hard place.
SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM


News Seven at Eleven is next.

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*CG 4064
News 7 at 11 Banner


*CG standup Shannon Young
syoung@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Robin Reed
rreed@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Mike Stevens
mstevens@wdbj7.com

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VO-NAT VO-NAT



Two major developments involving
Victory Stadium tonight. While a
citizen's committee narrows down the
sites, engineers reveal part of the
stadium is unsafe.

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INQ=I was surprised KIT HALE/COMMITTEE MEMBER: I WAS
RUNS=05 SURPRISED QUITE FRANKLY THAT THERE'S



OQ=URGENT SAFETY ISSUES SOME SAFETY ISSUES THERE, URGENT SAFETY


ISSUES.
SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 11 Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.


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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium No one should be allowed into


Victory Stadium until further notice.

That is the preliminary finding of an
engineering firm hired to conduct a
structural analysis of the stadium.

Victory Stadium in Monitor DOUBLE BOXES



DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin/BAM Justin McLeod is here now with


details and reaction. Justin what
exactly is unsafe?

Shannon, we're talking about the
brickwork around the stadium.

LIVE=Justin Full/BAM LIVE FULL

*CG standup Justin McLeod
jmcleod@wdbj7.com Engineers say it's so bad bricks
could fall off.

Meanwhile, a citizen's committee came
closer tonight to deciding the future
of Victory Stadium.

ENG#=3 SOT FULL



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INQ=





*CG locator Roanoke
:00
*CG 2line Jack Parrott
Citizen's Committee Chairman
:15


*CG 2line David Trinkle
Citizen's Committee Member
:39


*CG 2line Kit Hale
Citizen's Committee Member
:56 <<((NAT SOUND OF WALKING UP THE STAIRS
AT 15:59:05))

If you walk up the stairs at Victory
Stadium, you'd see the concrete is
still crumbling.

As a result, several areas remain
blocked off.

But an even more immediate concern
now is the brick facade.

SOT FULL 54:54 TAPE 3 SOT FULL



INQ=The brickwork JACK PARROTT/CITIZEN'S COMMITTEE


CHAIRMAN: THE BRICKWORK ON VICTORY
STADIUM IS UNSAFE AND WE OUGHT TO KEEP
EVERYBODY OUT OF THE VICINITY WHERE IT
COULD BE POSSIBLE A BRICK COULD FALL
OFF.


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OQ=COULD FALL OFF That's the preliminary findings of a


private engineer firm hired by the
city.

However, engineers believe the
concrete frame underneath the brick is
ok.

A final report is due at the end of
the month but it's already creating
problems.

SOT FULL 52:36 TAPE 3 SOT FULL



INQ=From a school DAVID TRINKLE/CITIZEN'S COMMITTEE


MEMBER: FROM A SCHOOL PERSPECTIVE
THAT'S POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING BECAUSE
WE'VE BEEN ASSURED WE CAN PLAY FOOTBALL
THERE THIS FALL.

RUN06 (END SOT)



OQ=FOOTBALL THERE THIS FALL After the bombshell, committee


members got down to business.

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF THE MEETING))

A hour later, members made a concrete
decision.

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INQ=We narrowed down KIT HALE/CITIZEN'S COMMITTEE MEMBER:


WE NARROWED DOWN OUR OPTIONS GREATLY TO
A SHARED FACILITY AND ONE THAT IS SITE
SPECIFIC, TO THE RESERVE AVENUE SITE.

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OQ=TO THE RESERVE AVENUE SITE The committee must now decide whether



to renovate Victory Stadium or build a
new one on Reserve Avenue.

The decision means there will be no
stadium on Orange Avenue or at the two
high schools.

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INQ=The cost, the practically DAVID TRINKLE/CITIZEN'S COMMITTEE


MEMBER: THE COST, THE PRACTICALLY, THE
MAINTENANCE FEES, THE SPACE, THE
NEIGHBORHOOD ISSUES, ALL MADE IT
IMPOSSIBLE TO DO A LARGE SHARED STADIUM
THAT WOULD MEET ALL THE NEEDS OF EACH
HIGH SCHOOL.

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OQ=NEEDS OF EACH HIGH SCHOOL





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OQ=NEEDS OF EACH HIGH SCHOOL





LIVE=Justin Full/BAM LIVE FULL



It's unclear if and when the city
plans to close Victory Stadium because
of these findings.

DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin/BAM DOUBLE BOXES



Shannon, we understand city officials
are aware of the report.

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GRAPHIC=HOLD We talked to city officials today
ENG#=4 about the work that needs to be done at


Victory Stadium but we should point out
our interview took place before this
evening's announcement.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke

City employees have been meeting to
come up with a plan to make short-term
repairs to Victory Stadium.

While officials declined to say
exactly what's been dicussed, they did
say they expect the stadium to be ready
in time for high school football this
fall.

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INQ=I think it's possible




*CG 2line Chip Snead
Asst. Roanoke City Manager CHIP SNEAD/ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER: I
THINK IT'S POSSIBLE THAT WE STILL IN
THE FALL HAVE SOME RESTRICTED ACCESS TO

CERTAIN AREAS OF THE STADIUM.
OBVIOUSLY, FOR FALL FOOTBALL WE ARE
NEEDING FOUR TO SIX THOUSAND SEATS
UNLESS IT'S A PLAYOFF GAME, THE STADIUM
SEATS TWENTY TWO TO TWENTY THREE
THOUSAND.

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OQ=TWENTY TWO TO TWENTY THREE THOUSAND





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Snead says the repairs could easily
top more than fifty thousand dollars.

Estimates are expected next week.

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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=FIRE Officials say two fires in
ENG#=1 Roanoke County last week were


accidental.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke Co.
Friday One fire destroyed this house on
FawnDell Road.

Officials say that fire was
ignited by by an unattended cigarette.

The damage comes to nearly
500-thousand dollars.

*CG file Sunday Investigators say they also know what
caused this fire on Fair Oaks Road.

...a candle was too close to a
bed.

Damage to that house is more than
200-thousand dollars.

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GRAPHIC=Accident One person was taken to the
ENG#=2 hospital tonight after an accident in


Roanoke.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke

Police say they're not sure how

it happened, but a witness tells News7
that a car pulled into traffic on
Peters Creek Road and was hit broadside
by a minivan.

Both drivers appeared fine, but
the *passenger* in the car had to be
cut out of the vehicle.

Police say he was taken to Roanoke
Memorial Hospital with non-life
threatening injuries.

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*CG locator Indianapolis, IN

A high speed chase in Indiana
ended when the suspect lost control,
drove through a fence and hit a tree.

Not an unusual story... except
that the driver was a ten year old boy.

The boy wasn't hurt, but was
arrested.

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GRAPHIC=Murder Invest. Police are looking for a Radford


man wanted in connection with a drug
robbery that turned into a murder.
TAKE PARRIS FS TAKE APRISA PARRIS FULL

21 year old Ronal (RON-NELL)
Avery Parris was indicted this week on
nine charges including accessory to
first degree murder and obstruction of
justice.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Radford
May 2004 Investigators say Parris was the
get-a-way driver in a drug robbery and
murder at this apartment on Downey
Street last May.

Prosecutors say Parris threw the
murder weapon into the New River and
lied to police.

Two others involved in the crime
have already pled guilty and been
sentenced.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=In ten months




*CG 2line Chris Rehak

Radford Commonwealth's Atty CHRIS REHAK:IN TEN MONTHS TO HAVE THIS
KIND OF PROGRESS... TWO OF THE THREE
DONE AND OVERWITH AND THE THIRD ONE
RIGHT NOW CHARGED.. 10 MONTHS.. YEA,
THIS IS REALLY A TESTIMENT TO THE
POLICE DEPARTMENT.

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OQ=police department.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Parris is not considered
dangerous.

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SHAN ON CAM SHAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None The country-music world is
ENG#=1 mourning the death of singer Chris


LeDoux.

VO-NAT VO-NAT



The 56-year old passed away in
Wyoming today from complications of
liver cancer.

A spokeswoman for LeDoux's
recording


company says the singer was surrounded
by family and friends at the time of
his death.

LeDoux was a former world
champion bronc rider who started
writing and playing music in his teens.

He signed with Capitol Records
Nashville in 1990 and released 15 C-Ds,
selling nearly six (m) million records.

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SHAN ON CAM SHAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Michael Jackson Michael Jackson's accuser is on
ENG#=2 the stand.



VO-NAT :23 VO-NAT

*CG locator Santa Maria, CA

Jurors in the California trial
recessed for the day before the
15-year-old got to talk about his
allegations of molestation.

While testifying, the boy often
looked directly at jurors.

He described his fight against
cancer, and Jackson's role in hosting
him at the singer's Neverland ranch.

He also said Jackson showed him
adult Internet sites.


He's expected to be back on the
stand tomorrow.

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SHAN ON CAM SHAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Dan Rather Dan Rather is anchor of the CBS
ENG#=3 Evening News no more.



After 24-years on the desk, the
veteran journalist tonight signed off
for the last time.

Drew Levinson reports.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=Dan Rather waited...




*CG 2line Richard Wald
Columbia University Professor
1:15


*CG 2line Drew Levinson
CBS News
1:47



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OQ=CBS NEWS, NEW YORK < (END SOT) WEDNESDAY S BROADCAST TO SAY GOOD BYE.



(SOT RATHER)



"AND BEFORE I SAY GOODNIGHT, THIS

NIGHT, I NEED TO SAY THANK YOU."

FOR 24 YEARS HE WAS THE FACE OF THE
NETWORK.

( NATS.....NEWSBREAK )

RATHER ALWAYS CONSIDERED HIMSELF MORE
OF REPORTER THAN ANCHOR-BRINGING US THE
NEWS FROM JUST ABOUT EVERYWHERE.

(QUICK NATSOUND FROM A HURRICANE)

(QUICK NATSOUND FROM VIETNAM)

(QUICK NATSOUND FROM AFGHANISTAN)

(QUICK NATSOUND RE: 911)

THIS IS THE DAY YOU WILL REMEMBER FOR
THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

HE CHERISHED HIS EXCLUSIVES-ESPECIALLY
THE TWO WITH SADAM HUSSEIN.

(NATSOUND FROM SADAM INTERVIEW)

RATHER STEADFASTLY DENIES CLAIMS OF
LIBERAL BIAS-BUT CONSERVATIVES SAY
THEIR STRONGEST EVIDENCE CAME WHEN HE
REPORTED ON PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH S
NATIONAL GUARD RECORD.

DOCUMENTS USED IN THAT STORY COULD NOT
BE AUTHENTICATED.... AND AN INDEPENDENT
PANEL DEEMED CBS NEWS SLOPPY.

ONE PRODUCER WAS FIRED...THREE OTHERS
WERE ASKED TO RESIGN.

JOURNALISM PROFESSOR RICHARD WALD SAY
IT'S UNFORTUNATE TO JUDGE RATHER S
LEGACY BY THE BUSH/NATIONAL GUARD

STORY.

SOT: PROF, RICHARD WALD, COLUMBIA UNIV.



1:05:08 DAN ACCUMULATED A LOT OF STATIC
OVER THE COURSE OF HIS CAREER, IT ALL
CAME DOWN IN A LIGHTENING BOLT OVER
THAT ONE ERROR

RATHER WILL ALSO BE REMEMBERED FOR HIS
WHAT CAME TO BE KNOWN AS "RATHERISMS."



(SOT )



KERRY IS RAPIDLY REACHING THE POINT
WHERE HAS HIS BACK TO THE WALL, HIS
SHIRT TAIL S ON FIRE AND THE BILL
COLLECTOR S AT THE DOOR.

AND DAN RATHER HAS LEFT THE DESK

(SOT RATHER)



"FOR THE CBS EVENING NEWS...DAN RATHER
REPORTING, GOOD NIGHT.

-AND AN INDELLIBLE MARK

(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)

RATHER HAS NO PLANS TO LEAVE CBS, HE S
MOVING OVER TO REPORT FULLTIME FOR 60
MINUTES.

DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.>>



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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM


A Roanoke city inmate who traded
identities with another prisoner and
escaped is sentenced.

Still ahead, how deputies say
they're working to make sure it can't
happen again.

ENG#=APRISA VO-NAT



VO-NAT Plus dogs attack and kill an


elderly Virginia woman.

Now the owners could face
manslaughter charges.

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INQ=Hey folks << Hey folks Mike Stevens back in


the News 7 Sports office with a couple
of football coaches getting in on the
March Madness. Marshall Bob Pruett
resigns - while Rockbridge's County
Billy Mills leaves the valley for Metro
Richmond.

West Virginia opens the Big East
tourney with an impressive win tonight.


And we'll get set for the state
basketball tourney with Hometown Hoops
Weekly. Tonight on thet Big 7>>

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OQ=THE BIG 7



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MINI OPEN


SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None A Spotsylvania County woman has died
ENG#=1 after dogs attacked her in her own


yard.

VO-NAT VO-NAT



Police say three pit bulls attacked
eighty-two year old Dorothy Sullivan
yesterday as she walked her own dog.

She died on the way to the hospital.
*CG locator Spotsylvania Co. After the mauling, deputies captured
one dog and killed a second.

The body of the third dog- which died

from yesterday's gunshot wounds- was
found today.

Investigators have located one of the
dog's two owners.

They could be charged with involuntary
manslaughter.

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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None An inmate who escaped from the
ENG#=3 Roanoke City Jail last year has pled


guilty to felony escape.

VO-NAT VO-NAT



Christopher Grant Brenner was
being held for breaking and entering in
Patrick County.

Somehow he convinced Gregory
Ledbetter to trade I-D bracelets with
him the morning Ledbetter was due to be
furloughed.

Brenner had two years added to
his sentence today. Ledbetter has yet
to be tried for aiding the escape.
Shannon ON CAM Shannon ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Sheriff's deputies say they no


longer rely solely on arm bands to be
sure they're releasing the right

inmate. They intend to install a
"bio-metric reader" later this year, a
device that will cross- check
fingerprints against those taken when
the inmate was originally booked.
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GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell The Reverend Jerry Falwell
ENG#=4 continues to recuperate from a recent


bout with pneumonia ...

He told his supporters today he
came close to death in the hospital.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Lynchburg

Falwell got a standing ovation
when he appeared at Liberty
University's weekly convocation service
this morning.

He says he got to the point two
weeks ago where he couldn't breathe and
doctors told him he needed a ventilator
to survive.

Falwell was released last Friday
but likely won't preach again until
later this month.
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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

The ACC men's tournament tips
off tomorrow.

We'll preview the action next on
News Seven.

ENG#=Aprisa VO-NAT



VO-NAT Plus could an ancient stone


curse an entire English town?

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INQ= AH, IT'S A LOAD OF RUBBISH, YOU KNOW


THAT, HONESTLY, THAT'S MY OPINION

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OQ=





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Not everyone feels that way,
though. They want it gone.

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COMMERCIAL

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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=ACC MEN The ACC men's basketball



ENG#=2 tournament tips off later today right


here on your Hometown Station.

Steve Mason is ready to cover all
the action and has a preview for us
this morning.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=




*CG 2line Steve Mason
smason@wdbj7.com
:00


*CG 2line Carlos Dixon
Virginia Tech Senior Captain
:27


*CG locator Blacksburg
:34


*CG 2line Jamon Gordon
Va. Tech Sophomore Guard
:38


*CG locator Washington, DC
:50


*CG 2line Brian Morrison
ACC Media Relations Director
:59



*CG locator Greensboro, NC
2004 ACC Tournament
1:09


*CG 2line Justin Gray
Wake Forest Guard
1:16


*CG 2line Eric Williams
Wake Forest Center
1:22


*CG 2line John Gilchrist
Maryland Point Guard
1:34


*CG 2line Gary Williams
Maryland Head Coach
1:41





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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Coming up tonight - football
ENG#=APRISA coaches are resigning on both the


college and high school levels tonight.

We'll have the final edition of
the season of Hometown Hoops Weekly.

Plus, WVU comes out smoking in

the Big East tourney.

But first tour Extra Point -

VO-NAT VO-NAT



As Steve Mason told us a few
minutes ago the MCI Center is all set
for the ACC tournament to open
tomorrow.

UVa plays in the last game of day
one - tomorrow night at 7 against
Miami.

Most believe it likely will be
Pete Gillen's final game at UVa.

We'd like to know what you'd do
with Pete.

Go to the sports section of our
web site at WDBJ-7 dot com and weigh in
on the poll. We'll unveil the results
before week's end.

Now tonight's
tournament scoreboard.

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(GO TO SCORES) GO TO SCORES

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OC=...LAST SCORE




*CG colbball j
Richmond
68



Rhode Island
60


Atlantic 10 First Round


Notre Dame
65
j
Rutgers
72


Big East First Round


*CG colbball j
West Virginia
82


Providence
59


Big East First Round
j
Georgetown
56


Seton Hall
51



Big East First Round


*CG colbball j
Delaware State
66


Bethune-Cookman
43


MEAC Quarterfinals
j
Hampton
81


Florida A & M
72


MEAC Quarterfinals

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GRAPHIC=BIG EAST The Big East tournament opened



ENG#=1 today at Madison Square Garden with the


8th seeded West Virginia Mountaineers
making a first round statement against
Providence.

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*CG locator New York, NY
ESPN During the regular season, WVU :00 beat the Friars twice, but by a grand
total of just six points.

Today - the Mountaineers forced
the tempo with the defense.

Providence turned the ball over
20 times and West Virginia turned many
of those into dunks. *CG final West Virginia
82 WVU also hit a dozen three Providence pointers and picked up its 19th win of 59 the season with an 82 to 59 blowout Big East First Round win.

They now face Boston College
tomorrow in the quarterfinals.

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GRAPHIC=MARSHALL While the folks in Morgantown are
ENG#=2 feeling pretty good tonight -


Huntington is anything but a party

place after Marshall head football
coach Bob Pruett unexpectedly resigned
yesterday.

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*CG file 2002 Season
:00 The 61-year-old Pruett is
leaving after 9 years at the helm of
the program and just two days before
the start of spring practice as
Marshall prepares to enter Conference
U-S-A as a new member.

Pruett is the most successful
football coach in Marshall history with
a 94 wins, 5 MAC titles and 5 bowl
wins.

The Beckley native who graduated
from Marshall in 1965 says his health
is fine.

Some are speculating his
retirement won't last long and that
Marshall will find more money to bring
him back.

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GRAPHIC=FFE On the Friday Football Extra
ENG#=3 front - Rockbridge County high school



is now in need of a new head football
coach.

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*CG locator Rockbridge Co.
Last August Billy Mills has resigned to take :00 over as the head coach of Dinwiddie
high school which is located about 45
minutes outside of Richmond.

Mills turned the Rockbridge Co.
Wildcats into winners during his five
years at the school overseeing their
move from the Blue Ridge to the Valley
district and taking them to the
playoffs.

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GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops The final edition of Hometown
ENG#=4 Hoops Weekly for this season focuses in


on the six teams who are still in the
hunt for a state title this week in
Richmond at the Siegel Center.

Here's Steve Mason with the low
down.

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*CG standup Steve Mason
smason@wdbj7.com
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*CG locator Ridgeway
:18


*CG 2line Vicky Hayes Scott
Magna Vista Girl's Basketball Coach
:32


*CG file 2005 Girl's State Quarterfinals
:46


*CG 2line Jasetta Perkins
Transferred from Laurel Park
:53


*CG 2line Y'kila Rivalte
Magna Vista Senior Guard
:59


*CG locator Richmond
2004 Girl's 2A State Tournament < STILL GUNNING FOR A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
CHATHAM, LORD BOTETOURT, MARTINSVILLE,
RADFORD, HERITAGE AND MAGNA VISTA ARE

TWO WINS AWAY FORM A STATE
CHAMPIONSHIP. WE TRAVELED TO RIDGEWAY
THIS WEEK TO VISIT WITH THE WARRIORS,
THE ONLY TEAM OF THE SIX THAT IS
DEFENDING A STATE TITLE.

But whatever you do, do not coach
Vicky Hayes Scott that. Her Warriors
have two starters back from last years
title team.

VICKY HAYES SCOTT/MAGNA VISTA GIRL'S
HEAD COACH:

The Warriors second straight trip to
the state final four is impressive, in
part, because the team welcomed five
new players, one a starter, from
Laurel Park in a consolidation move.

JASETTA PERKINS/PLAYED FOR LAUREL PARK
LAST SEASON:

Hayes Scott is in only her second
season as the warriors head coach and
could be two for two in state
championship games, and she is very
defensive about her teams success
formula.

HAYES SCOTT

The state tournament hits the hard
wood Thursday at the Siegel Center with
the Radford girls taking on James
Monroe at three. Chatham and Twin

Springs battle at 8:30. Friday, the
Lord Botetourt Lady Cavs start things
off with Charlottesville followed by
Heritage and Greensville Co.. Magna
Vista and Spotswood begin the night
session and the Martinsville and
Robert E. Lee boys battle in the night
cap. Steve Mason Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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GRAPHIC=UHL The United Hockey League which is


coming to Roanoke next year, lost one
of its franchises today due to money
problems.

The owners of the Port Huron
Beacons, Ken and Kristen Dixon say they
lost $1 million dollars in the team's
first two years of existence and expect
to lose another 3 to 4 hundred thousand
this year.

There is a possibility that this
may be the team that ends up in Roanoke
- possibly with the same owners, or

with new ones.

Daniel Berthiaume currently
plays for Port Huron.
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GRAPHIC=None A big rock in England just got a
ENG#=1 reprieve from city council.



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*CG locator Carlisle, United Kingdom

Yes you heard right-

A city councillor wanted this fourteen
ton boulder removed from a city museum,
saying it brought bad luck to the city.

City council rejected the motion
so the stone gets to stay.

It's inscribed with a curse that was
written in the sixteenth century,
directed at those who terrorized the
area in those times.

The city has been plagued by floods,

disease and job loss since the rock was
installed in 2001- some think it's to
blame.

Others are skeptical.

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NEXT?

IT'S NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT'S HAPPENED
TO US, IT'S NOT REALLY A CURSE, SO JUST
KEEP IT, IT'S NICE, I LIKE IT

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Debate about the stone has attracted
worldwide attention.

An Israeli psychic has even offered to
*save* the city by exorcising the curse
of evil forces in his healing garden. (END VO) (END VO)