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03/10/06

News-7 at 11


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GRAPHIC=News-7 at 11 Good evening I'm Natasha



Ryan.
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GRAPHIC=News7 @ 11 It's considered one of Roanoke's


busiest and most frustrating
intersections.

We're talking about Colonial Avenue,
and now the state has finalized a plan
to do something about it.

But Justin McLeod asks will the plan
actually work?

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*CG locator Roanoke
:00




*CG 2line Laura Bullock
VDOT Spokesperson
1:27


*CG standup Justin McLeod
jmcleod@wdbj7.com
1:35



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OQ=jm, news 7 <<((NAT SOUND OF TRAFFIC))



(END SOT) Colonial Avenue near Towers Shopping


Mall is the last place you want to be
during rush hour.

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INQ=If you come through MOTORIST: IF YOU COME THROUGH AND GET


STUCK IT'S PROBABLY ABOUT FIVE MINUTES
SOMETIMES MORE.

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OQ=sometimes more





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INQ=It takes awhile MOTORIST: IT TAKES AWHILE. YOU HAVE


TO SIT HERE THROUGH THE LIGHT SEVERAL
TIMES.

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OQ=several times Here's the problem.



There are too many vehicles trying to
get through the intersection of
Colonial Avenue and Wonju Street.

Traffic coming off Route 220 South
also backs up trying to get onto
Colonial.

Adding to the problem are drivers
turning left to and from Colonial onto
23rd Street.

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INQ=Oh it's a nightmare MOTORIST: OH IT'S A NIGHTMARE. WITH


THE STOPLIGHT DOWN THERE AND THE PEOPLE

TRYING TO GET ACROSS CUT THROUGH TOWERS
IT'S JUST AWFUL.

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OQ=it's just awful So V-Dot came up with three options


to fix the problem.

The first two would have extended
Wonju Street all the way to Brandon
Avenue at a cost of nearly twenty
million dollars.

This would have forced the state to
buy and demolish several homes and
businesses.

But after much debate, V-Dot chose a
less controversial and expensive
option.

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INQ=We got a good LAURA BULLOCK: WE GOT A GOOD PROJECT,


A GOOD IDEA FOR COLONIAL AVENUE AND
WONJU STREET.

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OQ=and Wonju Street Here's the plan.



V-Dot will slightly widen Colonial
Avenue in front of Towers Mall. The
state will also restrict left hand
access to and from Colonial onto 23rd,
as well as adjust the timing of the
traffic signals.

Finally, V-Dot will install a traffic
light at the intersection of 23rd

Street and Brandon Avenue.

Question is, will spot improvements
rather than radical changes actually
improve the traffic flow?

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INQ=What we see LAURA BULLOCK/V-DOT SPOKESPERSON: WHAT


WE SEE WITH TECHNOLOGY TODAY IS WE CAN
TRY THINGS BEFORE WE HAVE TO RESULT TO
PUTTING DOWN NEW PAVEMENT. THAT'S
WE'RE GOING TO DO IN THE CASE OF
COLONIAL AND WONJU.

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OQ=colonial and wonju





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INQ= JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE PROJECT


IS SLATED TO COST ABOUT TWO MILLION
DOLLARS. CONSTRUCTION SHOULD BEGIN
THIS FALL AND IS EXPECTED TO BE
COMPLETED BY NEXT SPRING. JUSTIN
McLEOD, NEWS 7.

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OQ=JM, News 7.


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GRAPHIC=Iraq Casualty The war in Iraq has claimed


another life from this area... this

time a Marine from Bedford.

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VO-NAT Gunnery Sergeant Justin R. Martone


was killed Tuesday by an explosive
device in Western Iraq. Martone's
hometown is listed as Bedford and he
has family in Franklin County.

These pictures from the Marine Corps
website are from 2004.

Martone was based in Okinawa, Japan
and assigned to the 9th Engineer
Support Battallion.

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GRAPHIC=NONE A federal court says a convicted


murderer from Danville can be executed.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Danville
File Tape Percy Lavar Walton was convicted
of the 1996 murders of three people.

Walton's mental state has been
debated since his trial and

three days before he was to be put to
death in May 2003, defense


lawyers won a temporary stay.

In a 7 to 6 ruling, the court
denied claims that Walton is mentally
retarded and insane.

He can still appeal to the U-S
Supreme Court.

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GRAPHIC=Forest Fire A Bedford County man faces


prosecution for causing a forest fire,
and may have to reimburse authorities
for the cost.

But a News 7 poll conducted by
Survey USA suggests the public is
opposed to criminal charges in such
cases, but more evenly divided on
reimbursement.

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VO-NAT 500 adults were asked if someone


who accidentally starts a forest fire
should have to repay the government, 49
percent said no, while 45 percent said
yes.

But when they were asked if
someone who accidentally starts a
forest fire should face criminal

charges? 58 percent said no.
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GRAPHIC=NONE Meanwhile, the crews that have


been fighting

the forest fire in Bedford County are
now concentrating on restoring the fire
lines.

And members of the national
incident management team expect to wrap
up their work and transfer control to
local authorities this weekend.
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GRAPHIC=NONE The war on Methamphetamine in


Southwest Virginia has taken a turn.

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VO-NAT The highly addictive drug is


often made with homemade chemicals.

Meth exploded into Southwest
Virginia a few years ago.

People were making it in their
homes and police were busting those
labs left and right.

But now the number of labs police
are finding has dropped off
dramatically.

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INQ=One our tactics




*CG 2line Doug King
Wythe Co. Sheriff DOUG KING:30:25:00 ONE OUR TACTICS HAVE
BEEN WORKING, TWO THE GENERAL
ASSEMBLY'S ACTIONS HAVE HAD SOME EFFECT
AND THREE WE'RE SEEING MORE
IMPORTATION. :36

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OQ=seeing more importation.





VO-NAT VO-NAT




Police say most of the Meth is
being imported from Mexico.

In fact, the amount of meth
seized over the last two years has
tripled.

Police say they are now shifting
their focus onto stopping the drug from
being smuggled into the region.

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GRAPHIC=Marc Lamarre Former W-S-L-S Weatherman Marc


Lamarre admits it's possible he went on
the air "under the influence."

In an interview with Keith
Humphry today, Lamarre indicated that
his now-famous drug overdose was an
isolated incident, not part of a
long-running battle with illegal drugs.

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INQ=




*CG locator Roanoke

:00


*CG 2line Marc Lamarre
Former WSLS Meteorologist
:17
*CG 2line Greg Phillips
Hadden's Attorney
:40


*CG reporter Keith Humphry
khumphry@wdbj7.com
:47

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(END SOT) We encountered Lamarre on the street


outside his home in Old Southwest
Roanoke.

He spoke openly with me for 15
minutes... about his heroin overdose,
losing his job at Channel 10 and the
out-pouring of public support over his
near-death experience last month.

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INQ= WHATEVER I CHOSE TO DO, I GUESS I DID.


AND IT'S ALL IN THE LAB RESULTS OF WHAT
WAS IN MY SYSTEM OR NOT.

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OQ= The toxicology work may affect the case


against Gilbert Dennis Hadden, the man

who allegedly provided the heroin to
Lamarre.

Hadden's lawyer says he expects to have
results of the lab work in the next
several weeks, and that that will be a
key element in the case.

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INQ= WHAT AFFECT PRESCRIPTION DRUGS HE MAY


OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ON, AND HOW THEY
MIXED WITH HEROIN OR ANY OTHER DRUGS
THAT WERE TAKEN.

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OQ= Lamarre says he hasn't seen the lab


results, doesn't know what all may have
been in his system.

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INQ= This hadden fellow. Did you ever meet


Gilbert Dennis Hadden?

HE LOOKS SOMEWHAT FAMILIAR. HIS STREET
NAME WOULD BE SPOONS, AND I HAD MET HIM
BEFORE. "SPOONS." THEY DON'T LOOK
LIKE THE SAME PERSON, BUT I HAD MET
HIM, YES, ABSOLUTELY.

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OQ= Lamarre refutes the rumors that he's


been battling drug addiction for some
time. He says when he was suddenly off
the air at Channel 10 last December, he
was dealing with depression over the

death of his father six years ago.

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INQ= ANY SUGGESTION YOU'D HAD A HISTORY THAT


GOES BACK THE LAST YEAR OF ILLICIT
STREET DRUGS? YEAH, IT'S NOT TRUE.
I'VE ALWAYS BEEN CLEAN.

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OQ= As Lamarre was still recovering from


the February 2nd overdose, WSLS
announced Lamarre had been fired. He
says local management supported him...
that the decision to let him go came
from Media General.

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INQ= IT CAME DOWN FROM CORPORATE, PEOPLE WHO


DON'T REALLY KNOW WHO I AM, WHO MARC
LAMARRE IS, PER SE. They heard
"heroin," and said, "We've got to get
this guy out of here?" I BELIEVE,
YEAH, PRETTY MUCH. Is it possible you
were under the influence on the air?
YEAH. IT'S POSSIBLE.

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GRAPHIC=NONE The U.S. ports stand-off could be



over.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Baltimore, MD

A company owned by the United
Arab Emirates says it's prepared to
transfer operations to a U-S entity.

Despite that news -- many
Democratic senators said they would
still push ahead with their proposals
to nix the plan.

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INQ=We need to




*CG 2line Sen. Charles Schumer SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER/(D-NY) :WE NEED TO
(D) New York BRING THIS AMENDMENT TO THE FLOOR GET A


VOTE ON IT ONCE AND FOR ALL, END THIS
DEAL, AND MOVE FORWARD

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OQ=and move forward





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Today's announcement came just
hours after congressional leaders from
both parties warned President Bush that
Congress was ready to block the
takeover.


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Arrests in a series of thefts
across Botetourt County.

More on the suspects and the
places they allegedly hit coming up.

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VO-NAT VO-NAT



Plus why employees of Michael
Jackson's Neverland Ranch have been
told to stay off the job.
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Still ahead on News Seven, why
the history channel's paying close
attention to a local landmark.

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Plus we'll show you the end of a
road-rage incident that put two
pregnant women in danger.
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INQ= << Hey folks Mike Stevens back in


the News 7 Sports office as the Cavs
once again have the Hokies' number
knocking them out of the ACC
tournament.

Floyd County fans rock Richmond,
but the Buffaloes unbeaten season is
ruined.

Plus, they took the wraps off the
Avalanche's new field this afternoon
and look what they found - It's all
coming up right here on the Big 7.>>

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OQ=on the Big 7.



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GRAPHIC=NONE "Frightening," is how two


pregnant women described their ordeal
with an enraged motorist.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Detroit, MI

The women don't know what
provoked the man--who tried to force
them into oncoming traffic and then
rammed their car until police came to
the rescue.

The women called it the most
terrifying incident of their lives and
said they hope that the man is
prosecuted to the full extent of the

law.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Three- people have been charged


in connection with a string of
Botetourt County break-ins.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Botetourt Co.

During the last two weeks
four-convenience stores have been
targeted.

The latest happened yesterday
morning at the Gas Express in
Daleville.

The owner, James Scruggs, had
only had the store for a week and a
half.

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INQ=When you got on the..




*CG 2line James Scruggs
Gas Express Owner @1:17:33.00

SB:WHEN YOU GOT ON THE SCENE, WHAT DID

YOU SEE?

JAMES SCRUGGS, GAS EXPRESS OWNER :
THERE WAS A BUNCH OF POLICE, THE WINDOW
WAS BROKE ON THE DOOR. WALKED INSIDES
AND THERE WAS A WHOLE BUNCH OF
CIGARETTES MISSING..AND EVERYTHING
(:44)

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OQ=.. missing and everything.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



After finding evidence at the
scene -investigators tracked the two
men and a woman to a Troutville motel.

One of the men, 36-year-old
Robert Whiting tried to get a way by
crawling through the ceiling tiles,
after breaking through two room
partitions, he came crashing down into
a neighboring room.

Whiting and 25-year-old Duane
Wise face several charges including
breaking and entering.
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GRAPHIC=NONE 36-year-old Joel Jo-elle Garnett


-whose mugshot was unavailable- was
charged with making a false statement
and released.

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GRAPHIC=NONE There've been arrests in Carroll


County as well... three people wanted
for breaking into a couple of stores in
the Laruel Fork area.
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29 year-old Christopher Wright,
36 year-old Joseph Jorden and 31
year-old Jennifer Federline all of Fort
Lauderdale, Florida were picked up
yesterday in Hillsville.

Wright is also wanted in Florida
for a probation violation. All three
are being held at the New River Valley
jail without bond.
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GRAPHIC=NONE It now appears the General


Assembly session will go into overtime.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT





*CG file File Tape

HOUSE leaders say, outside of
transportation, the two sides are close
to reaching a deal on issues like
education.

But Senators say that couldn't be
further from the truth.

G-O-P delegates oppose tax
increases while Senators oppose using
debt in a time of surplus.

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INQ=Borrowing money when we




*CG 2line Sen. John Chichester
Senate Budget Conferee 737:03 SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER: BORROWING :00 MONEY WHEN WE HAVE WHAT IS TERMED A
SURPLUS OR EXCESSIVE REVENUE RETURNS I
THINK IS THE WRONG WAY AND NOT THE
VIRGINIA WAY.
*CG 2line Del. Vince Callahan 7:18:58 DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN: IT COMES House Budget Conferee DOWN TO THE SENATE IS HOLDING US :11 HOSTAGE ON RAISING THE TAX ON GAS AND
USING THE BUDGET AS A METHOD FOR
GETTING IT.

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Once a compromise is reached it
takes about 36- hours to prepare and
print the budget so lawmakers can vote
on it.

It will cost the state nearly 20-
thousand dollars every day the session
is extended.
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You can find more reports from the
General Assembly on our website WDBJ 7
dot com.
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GRAPHIC=Michael JAckson The King of Pop has become the King


of Delinquency.

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VO-NAT





*CG locator Los Olivos, CA

Sixty-nine workers on his Neverland
Ranch haven't been paid since December.

In addition, It appears Michael
Jackson has let the workers
compensation insurance expire. So in
response, the California Labor
Commission has shut down the Ranch.

The state has now issued a demand
that Jackson make good on the nearly
three hundred thousand dollars in back
wages.

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INQ=we may




*CG 2line Dean Fryer
Labor Commission (DEAN FRYER) comes in at 0:44 of the
package

WE MAY END UP IN COURT TO SEE IF WE CAN
TAKE ACTION TO PAYMENT OF THESE WAGES.

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OQ=these wages





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Jackson's also facing a 69-thousand
dollar fine, one thousand dollars for
each employee.

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Excitement from Greensboro
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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Tech's season ends with another


close loss.

Travis Wells and Grant Kittelson
check in from Greensboro with details
of UVa's third win of the season over
the Hokies.

Plus, the Floyd Girls are beaten
in the state semi-finals.

But first Your Extra Point -

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Salem

Mike Tyler and his crew pulled
the winter blanket off the new sod at
Salem Memorial Stadium's field this

afternoon and the brand new playing
surface looks amazing.

Many of you may remember back in
November and December of last year the
turf was killed and stripped and the
field was completely resurfaced and
resodded.

As you can see, the new sod is in
amazing shape. Opening day is April
6th.

GO TO SCORES GO TO SCORES

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66


Clemson
63


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Wake Forest
78


Florida State
66



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78


Virginia Tech
66


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j
Maryland
82


Georgia Tech
64


ACC First Round


*CG colbball j
Syracuse
86


Connecticut
84


Big East Quarterfinals



West Virginia
57
j
Pittsburgh
68


Big East Quarterfinals


*CG colbball j
Temple
68


George Washington
53


Atlantic 10 Quarterfinals
j
Michigan State
70


Purdue
58


Big 10 First Round


*CG hsbball j
Gate City
52



Floyd County
48


Group A Girls' Semi-Finals
j
Twin Valley
59


Twin Springs
53


Group A Boys' Semi-Finals

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GRAPHIC=ACC The ACC tournament's first ever


12 team format featured a first round
matchup made for fans in the
Commonwealth.

GRAPHIC=UVA/Tech As the Hokies hooked up with the


Virginia Cavaliers.

Travis Wells and Grant Kittelson

check in from the Greensboro Coliseum
with both sides of the story.

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INQ=




*CG standup Grant Kittelson
gkittelson@wdbj7.com
:00


*CG locator Greensboro, NC
Hokies vs. Cavaliers
:12


*CG 2line J. R. Reynolds
Game High 23 Points vs. Hokies
:27


*CG final Virginia
60
Virginia Tech
56
:51


*CG 2line Dave Leitao
Virginia Head Coach
:59


*CG 2line Sean Singletary

8 Points and 4 Assists
1:16


*CG standup Travis Wells
twells@wdbj7.com
1:34


*CG 2line Jamon Gordon
4 Points and 4 Rebounds
1:47


*CG 2line Seth Greenberg
Virginia Tech Head Coach
2:04



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OQ=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."



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GRAPHIC=ACC TOURNEY The final game of the day was the only


one that was a blowout.

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*CG locator Greensboro, NC
Raycom-JP It was simply one of those night
for the Georgia Tech head coach Paul
Hewitt as the his Yellow Jackets were
overwhelmed by Maryland.

The Terps could simply do not
wrong as they jumped out to a double
digit lead just a few minutes into the
game and never looked back. *CG final Maryland
82 Maryland led by 15 at the half Georgia Tech and the Terps roll to the 82 to 64 win 64 and meet Boston College tomorrow night.

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GRAPHIC=ACC The first game of the tournament


today featured Miami and Clemson.

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*CG locator Greensboro, NC
Raycom-JP The Hurricanes' star Guillermo :00 Diaz played and scored 22 points
despite battling the flu.

But, despite his efforts, Miami

had to play from behind the entire game
as Clemson was on fire from three point
range hitting ten triples in the game.

Clemson led by eight at halftime
and by as many as 13 early in the
second half. But Miami took the lead
for good with under a minute to play
when *CG final Clemson Diaz found Denis Clemente in the corner 63 for this three pointer.
Miami Miami beats Clemson 66-to-63 and 66 will play top seeded Duke tomorrow.

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GRAPHIC=ACC The second game of the day


featured a 24 point swing.

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*CG locator Greensboro, NC
Raycom-JP The Florida State Seminoles were
on cruise control in the first half as
Al Thornton and company hit from all
over the place as the Noles led by as
many as 12 points.

FSU stayed in front until Justin

Gray caught fire for the Demon Deacons.
He scored 25 points - 21 of them in
the second half as Wake Forest *CG final Wake Forest rallied to top the Seminoles 78 to 66. 78 Wake advances to play NC State Florida State tomorrow.
66



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GRAPHIC=BIG EAST No one including the number one


team in the nation was safe in the Big
East tournament in New York today.

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*CG locator New York, NY

Jim Boeheim and his Syracuse
Orangemen faced top ranked U-Conn.

And the Cuse got another huge
three pointer in the closing seconds of
the regulation. Gerry McNamara's three
sent the game to overtime tied at
84-all. Yesterday McNamara's three
beat Cincinnati. *CG final Syracuse

86 The number one ranked Huskies had Connecticut two chances to tie it in overtime - but 84 the shots wouldn't fall. The Cuse
beats U-Conn 86-to-84.

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GRAPHIC=GROUP A GIRLS The Floyd County girls basketball


had been the picture of perfection all
season going 28 and 0 up until this
point.

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*CG locator Richmond
Floyd Co. vs. Gate City Tonight, the entire town of Floyd
made the trek to Richmond to the VCU
Seigel Center and see if the Buffs
advance to the championship game and
deliver a little payback to Gate City -
the team that ended their season last
year.

Freshman Brittany Avancini shows
no fear early in this one as Floyd
jumped out to a 9-to-3 lead to open the
game.

But the Gate City eased back into

the game and with the help of Brittany
Rogers the Lady Blue Devils were able
to tie it by the end of the first
quarter.

Floyd would have to play from
behind the rest of the way - Adrienne
Womack makes a nice move in the paint,
but Floyd trailed by 8 at the half and
by eight heading to the fourth quarter.
*CG final Floyd Co. Floyd, which doesn't have a 48 single senior got within three late, Gate City but Gate City ends the Buffs season in 52 the state semi-finals with a 52-to-48
win.

WIPE TO APRISA WIPE TO APRISA 114

The other four teams will play
tomorrow on Group Two A day.

Botetourt and Hidden Valley hook
up in girls play at 6pm at the Seigel
Center
WIPE TO APRISA 116 And then the nightcap has
Martinsville taking on Bassett in the
boys semi-finals.

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GRAPHIC=VIPERS The Vipers have a three game


weekend homestand coming up starting
tomorrow night.

Today the team signed goalie
Glenn Ridler.

They also picked up forwards Sean
Starke and Simon Rizk in a trade with
the Flint Generals.


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GRAPHIC=NONE The architectural genius of Thomas


Jefferson is the subject of an upcoming

t-v show on The History Channel ... and
much of it will include segments taped
at Poplar Forest in Bedford County.

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*CG locator Bedford Co.

A crew has spent several days
talking with historians at Jefferson's
retreat and taping segments on how the
190-year-old building is being
restored.

The program's host is Steve Thomas
who spent 15 years as the host of "This
Old House" on P-B-S.

The History Channel program is
scheduled to air June 17th. (END VO) (END VO)