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03/13/06

News-7 at 11


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



Ryan.
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GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 @ 6 A storm system that wreaked


havoc in the Midwest over the last few
days is now moving into Southwest and
Central Virginia.

For more on what's happenening

DOUBLE BOXES=Natasha & CK/Robin DOUBLE BOXES



we go right to meterologist Robin Reed
in the Skytracker Seven forecast
center.

Robin I guess this system's
bringing some big changes?


MCU Robin in ChromaKey




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GRAPHIC=Severe Weather It's a solemn day in the Midwest as


people realize what early season
twisters did to their homes and
communities. Take a look at the damage.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Silex, MO
QUICK!!! The deadliest storms struck in
Missouri, leaving nine people
dead....homes flattened, cars
overturned.
*CG locator Springfield, IL

But the most widespread damage can be
seen around Springfield, Illinois.
Residents compared the aftermath to
looking like a war zone.

Seven counties in Illinois have been
declared disaster areas and the
Governor is seeking federal aid.

Early reports indidcate more than
100 tornadoes may have hit Illinois,
Missouri and Kansas on Sunday, a
possible new record.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Virginia Tech is well known for its


football team and academics.

It's also known for another thing,
one the university isn't proud of.

Pedestrian Safety in Monitor DOUBLE BOXES



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


details. So Justin what is it?

Natasha, it's the number of
pedestrians hit on campus.

LIVE=Justin Full/BAM LIVE FULL

*CG standup Justin McLeod
jmcleod@wdbj7.com It's also a big problem in the town
of Blacksburg.

So Tech and the town are now working
together to solve the problem.

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INQ=


*CG locator Blacksburg
:00




*CG 2line Heather Weeks
Virginia Tech Sophomore
:08 (QUICK)



*CG 2line Brittany Peeples
Virginia Tech Senior
:18


*CG 2line Mark Owczarski
Virginia Tech Spokesperson
:50



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OQ=WE WANT TO DO THAT <<((NAT SOUND OF TRAFFIC))



Here on the campus of Virginia Tech,
there are so many cars it's sometimes
nearly impossible to cross the street.

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INQ=Sometimes cars BRITTANY PEEPLES/VIRGINIA TECH SENIOR:


SOMETIMES CARS STOP AND OTHER TIMES
THEY GIVE YOU THE EVIL EYE AND HONK AT
YOU.

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OQ=honk at you It's even a bigger problem off campus


in downtown Blacksburg.

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INQ=I'd rather run HEATHER WEEKS/VIRGINIA TECH SOPHOMORE:


I'D RATHER RUN ACROSS THE STREET WHEN I
SEE THERE'S A BREAK IN THE TRAFFIC
RATHER THAN THAT JUST WALK THROUGH A
CROSSWALK AND HAVE A CAR COME AT ME AND
POSSIBLY GET HIT.

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OQ=possibly get hit She has reason to be concerned.



In the last two years, 20 pedestrians
have been hit by cars in the town of
Blacksburg.

On Virginia Tech's campus, the number
is ten.

In response, the university put in a
roundabout to slow traffic down near a
busy intersection.

Several crosswalks were also
repainted with brighter colors.
There's even a message on the roadway
alerting drivers to look for
pedestrians.

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INQ=We think MARK OWCZARSKI/VIRGINIA TECH


SPOKESPERSON: WE THINK THAT THAT HAS
HELPED IN SOME VERY CRITICAL AREAS AND
WE BELIEVE THAT SOME OF THOSE CHANGES
HAVE MADE FOR A SAFER ENVIRONMENT.

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OQ=for a safer environment But the reality is the number of


pedestrians hit on and off campus has
yet to go down signifcantly.

So the university and the town of
Blacksburg have teamed up to come up
with a comphresive pedestrian safety
campaign.

They've asked some Virginia Tech

students to study the problem and then
make recommendations.

Right now, the class is conducting an
online survey.

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INQ=So this is going MARK OWCZARSKI/VIRGINIA TECH


SPOKESPERSON: SO THIS IS GOING TO ADD
WE THINK A VERY CRITICAL INFORMATIONAL
ELEMENT TO LET US KNOW WHAT DRIVERS ARE
THINKING, WHAT PEDESTRIANS ARE
THINKING, WHAT CYCLISTS ARE THINKING,
AND IF WE CAN GLEAN ADDITIONAL INSIGHT
THAT CAN TAKE THAT AND LEVERAGE EVEN
FURTHER SAFETY ENHANCEMENTS WE WANT TO
DO THAT.

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OQ=we want to do that





LIVE=Justin Full/BAM LIVE FULL



The university wants everyone on
campus and Blacksburg residents to take
the survey.
TAKE WEBPAGE APRISA FULL APRISA

We've put a link to it on our website
at WDBJ seven dot com. Just click on
websites in the news.

DOUBLE BOXES=Natasha & Justin/BAM DOUBLE BOXES



It's hard to say what the final
recommendations will be but Natasha

there's already talk about putting in
another traffic light and roundabout on
campus.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Roanoke County Police are


trying to figure out who broke in and
stole five brand new computers from
Back Creek elementary school Friday
night.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke Co.

A custodian discovered the burglary
first thing Saturday morning.

Vandals had gotten in through a
back door, destroyed security cameras
and did some DAMAGE to one computer.

Apart from some other minor
vandalism, five new Dell lap-top

computers were taken, along with two
new P-C towers.

The Back Creek P-T-A had just
BOUGHT the computer equipment for the
school.

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GRAPHIC=NONE New Schools should be a priority.


That's the message parents and
teachers took to the Montgomery County
Board of Supervisors tonight.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Montgomery Co.

During public comment more than a
dozen people described the facilities
at Auburn Middle, Elliston-Lafayette
Elementary and Prices Fork Elementary
Schools as unacceptable.

They said the schools are
overcrowded and old.

Many even called for a November
bond referendum in order to build three
new schools as soon as possible.

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INQ=WE DID NOT GET




*CG 2line Linda Burcham
Parent LINDA BURCHAM, PARENT
:00 18:29:56 WE DID NOT GET AN AUBURN
MIDDLE SCHOOL IN 19-99. WE REALLY
DON'T HAVE A FULLY FUNCTIONAL SEPARATE
MIDDLE SCHOOL. WHAT WE HAVE IS A
SHORT-TERM SOLUTION THAT HAS DRAGGED ON
FOR A LONG TIME. 18:30:08
*CG 2line Dennis Nagel DENNIS NAGEL, PARENT
Parent 18:03:12 ARE WE SPENDING OUR MONEY :13 RIGHT AND ARE WE LOOSING THE
OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE MONEY FOR MORE
NECESSARY ITEMS. 18:03:19

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OQ=MORE NECESSARY ITEMS





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Dennis Nagel, a parent and
Christiansburg attorney, asked the
County Board of Supervisors to hold off
on close to 20 million dollars in court
house renovations.

He said the money should be used
to build three new schools for
children.

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GRAPHIC=Moussaoui A turn of events in a Virginia court


room could mean the difference between
life and death for admitted Al Qaeda
conspirator, Zacarias Moussaoui.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT



VO-NAT The death penalty trial for Moussaoui


has been unexpectedly adjourned...the
result of a government witness wrongly
receiving transcripts of last week's
testimony.

Something the judge prohibited in
this trial. The Judge says quote the
governement has made it very difficult
for this case to go forward.

The defense is asking the Judge take
the death penalty option off the table,
enraging family of 9-11 victims.

The Judge is expected to make a
decision by Wednesday.

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GRAPHIC=Mad Cow Disease A mad cow scare in Alabama...



The U.S. Agriculture Department
confirms a case of the disease, but is
assuring consumers that the U.S. meat
supply is safe.

Claudia Coffey reports.

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INQ=




*CG 2line Ron Sparks
Alabama Agriculture Commissioner
:18
*CG reporter Claudia Coffey
CBS News
1:00

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OQ=CBS News, Washington <<



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THE THIRD CASE OF MAD COW DISEASE IN
THE U-S SINCE 2003 HAS BEEN CONFIRMED
BY FEDERAL OFFICIALS.



LAST WEEK - PRELIMINARY TESTS ON AN
OLDER BEEF COW - WHICH ARE DONE AS PART
OF A ROUTINE SCREENING PROCESS -
INDICATED THE PRESENCE OF the brain

wasting DISEASE IN THE ALABAMA cow.



sot: Commissioner Ron Sparks/Alabama's


Agriculture Dept.

by that test being positive we further
tested and sent a sample to Ames, IA.
And as of today we have been confirmed
that that test was also positive.



OFFICIALS ARE QUICK TO POINT OUT THAT
IN THIS CASE THERE IS NO THREAT TO
HUMAN HEALTH



sot: Commissioner Ron Sparks/Alabama's


Agriculture Dept.

this particular animal had been
disposed of and it did not enter the
food chain in Alabama or this country
in any way"



SINCE THE COW WAS ABOUT 10 YEARS OLD -
IT'S BELIEVED THE ANIMAL WAS BORN
BEFORE A BAN ON CATTLE FEED CONTAINING
MEAT BY-PRODUCTS. MAD COW DISEASE IS
NOT CONTAGIOUS - TO BECOME INFECTED -
PART OF THE DISEASED ANIMAL'S CENTRAL
NERVOUS SYSTEM, SUCH AS THE BRAIN OR
SPINAL CORD HAS TO BE EATEN.




THE AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT SAYS IT
WILL CONTINUE TO LOOK INTO WHERE THE
COW WAS BORN AND RAISED..

AND OFFICIALS SAY CATCHING THE COW
BEFORE IT BECAME A SERIOUS HEALTH RISK
IS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW NEW SAFETY
STANDARDS ARE WORKING.



CLAUDIA COFFEY CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.>>
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GRAPHIC=NONE For many young people attending


school in western Virginia, a college
diploma is their ticket out of town,
but the region is hoping to change
that.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Salem

At Roanoke College, for example,
about half of the students are from out
of state... and many plan to leave the
area when they graduate.

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INQ=I can't see myself





*CG 2line Tom Schaefer
Roanoke College Senior TOM SCHAEFER/ROANOKE COLLEGE SENIOR: I
CAN'T SEE MYSELF STAYING IN THIS AREA,
BECAUSE I LIVE SO FAR AWAY, BUT I'M
SURE THEY CAN FIGURE OUT A PROGRAM TO
GET MORE PEOPLE CLOSER TO THIS AREA TO
STAY.

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OQ=closer to this area to stay.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



School officials and local
leaders are now considering how they
can improve internships and other
opportunities that might encourage more
students to settle here.

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INQ=It often takes




*CG 2line Sabine O'Hara
Roanoke College President SABINE O'HARA/ROANOKE COLLEGE
PRESIDENT: IT OFTEN TAKES A LITTLE BIT
OF TIME FOR A COLLEGE GRADUATE TO
REALIZE WHAT THIS AREA HAS TO OFFER.
THEY MAY GO SOMEWHERE ELSE FRIST , AND
ONCE THEY START A FAMILY THEY REALIZE
WHAT A SMALLER COMMUNITY HAS TO OFFER.

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OQ=what a smaller community has to

offer.



ENG#= VO-NAT



VO-NAT A program this summer will target


interns at local companies. By helping
students connect with the community and
other young professionals, organizers
hope to encourage more of them to stay.


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GRAPHIC=NONE It's the part of day most kids look


forward to....recess. But it might soon
be a thing of the past.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT



VO-NAT The National Parent Teacher


Association says forty percent of
American elementary schools no longer
get recess or are considering
eliminating it because of budget issues
and trying to meet federal
requirements.


That's why the N-P-T-A along with
Cartoon Network have launched a
campaign to save recess. And some
teachers argue recess is an important
part of the day and must stay.

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INQ=




*CG 2line Ayanna Kelley

Teacher KID SOT


:05 WE ENERGIZE OURSELVES, WE FLEX OUR
MUSCLES

TEACHER SOT



THEY'RE MORE THAN JUST TEST SUBJECTS.
THEY'RE MORE THAN JUST NEEDING TO LEARN
HOW TO READ. NEED TO BE WELL-ROUNDED,
COME OUTSIDE AND PLAY

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OQ=outside and play



VO-NAT VO-NAT



The US Department of Education argues
schools should be able to balance
standards and a recess program but a
lot of districts say something's got to
give.

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A hostage standoff at a Virginia
gas station.

Still ahead on News Seven,
we'll show you how it started and
ended.

ENG#=4



VO-NAT VO-NAT



Plus from Hampton Roads to
Hollywood. How this chipmunk got its
big break.
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Franklin County's working on
a new lakeside park.

But everyone's not ready to
jump in. We'll find out why.

ENG#=1



VO-NAT VO-NAT




Plus was it a bad plumbing
job or good luck?

Why the water faucet in one
apartment started pouring beer.
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INQ= << Hey folks Mike Stevens back in


the News 7 Sports office as the Tech
women gather for the NCAA tournament
invite.

Debbie Ryan and UVa get a cold
sholder from the selection committee.

Plus, Lisa Black resigns at
Franklin County, UVA makes its way
west, and the Redskins continue to
stock their cupboard - right here on
the Big 7.>>

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OQ=Big Seven.



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GRAPHIC=NONE A hostage situation in


Northern Virginia ends with the suspect
shot dead by a sheriff's deputy.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Sterling

It started at a gas station
in Sterling late this afternoon.

Deputies believe the man was
trying to rob the store... and ended up
taking a woman hostage.

Around 8:45 this evening, the
suspect and hostage came through the
door and a sheriff's deputy fired one
shot-- killing the suspect.

The woman laid on the ground

until authorities secured the area.

Police say she has

some superficial wounds but is not
seriously hurt.

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GRAPHIC=Fire A hillsville firefighter was


seriously injured this morning while
trying to save a house

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT These pictures show just how bad


the flames were.

22 year old Chris Hawks had just
gone in the front door to fight the
fire when there was a glow and a flash
of flames.

Hawks got trapped inside. His
best friend Scottie Turmin actually
pulled him to safety.

ENG#=2 SOT FULL
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INQ=Just as soon




*CG 2line Scottie Turman

Firefighter SCOTTIE TURMAN: 49:48:00 JUST AS SOON
AS HE GOT TO ME. THE FIRE FLASHED UP
AND I JERKED HIM DOWN AND IT CAME OUT
THE FRONT DOOR ON US. :55 AND IT JUST
PRETTY MUCH PUT UP A WALL BETWEEN US
AND HIM AND ALL I COULD HEAR WAS CHRIS
SCREAMING. :01.

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OQ=was chris screaming.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Hawks suffered first and second
degree burns on about 20-percent of his
body.

He was transported to a
Winston-Salem hospital this afternoon.

He told Turman this morning, he
already wants to go back to fighting
fires.

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GRAPHIC=NONE If you're looking for a reason to


head to the lake this summer, Franklin

County has one to offer.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Franklin Co.

This July, the county will open
its new Smith Mountain Lake community
park.

The 37-acre park will feature a
playground, fishing pier, picnic area
and eventually a beach.

The project has been in the works
for the past 10-years, but has been
slowed largely because of funding.

Now, the county is leaning on
donations from the community, to
finally make it happen.

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INQ=IT'S A COUNTYWIDE




*CG 2line Russ Johnson
Franklin Co. Supervisor 2807 RUSS JOHNSON/FC SUPERVISOR: IT'S A
COUNTYWIDE EFFORT AND WHAT WE'RE TRYING
TO DO IS LIKE I SAID IS BUILD A HIGH
QUALITY PARK AND BUILD IT A LOT SOONER
THAN A BUDGET WOULD GET IT DONE 16

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OQ=GET IT DONE






VO-NAT VO-NAT



The park is being built near the
Park Place development -- prompting
some concerns from residents about
security and parking.

But, county leaders say they will
address any concerns well before the
park opens.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Imagine turning on your faucet,


thinking you're going to get a glass of
water and instead you find beer.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Kristiansund, Norway

And just two flights down from
Haldis Gunderson's apartment in Norway,
bar employees were horrified to see
water pouring out of their beer taps.

Turns out, someone at the bar had

hooked up the hoses wrong. The problem
has since been reconnected.

Gunderson laughed about the
mixup, and joked about having the pub
send up free beer the next time she has
a party.

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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE The Tech women react to their


bracket spot in the women's NCAA
tourney.

One of the area's top girls' hoop
coaches resigns her post today.

But first Your Extra Point -

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*CG locator Ashburn

Antwan Randle El was introduced
at Redskins' Park today.

The former Indiana University

quarterback turned receiver comes to
Washington from Pittsburgh where he
helped the Steelers win the Super Bowl
this season. The Skins also signed
Brandon Lloyd yesterday and pro bowl
safety Adam Archuleta today.

GO TO SCORES
GO TO SCORES

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*CG nba j
Indiana
97


Orlando
83




j
Denver
108


New York
96


*CG nba j
Milwaukee
88



Atlanta
87




j
New Jersey
90


Houston
77

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GRAPHIC=Womens Final Four The Virginia Tech Women built an


impressive resume this season by
getting to 20 wins to go along with 9
losses. 5 of those setbacks came to
teams that are ranked in the top 5 in
the country.

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*CG locator Blacksburg

So the team and fans gathered in
the South Endzone Club of Lane Stadium
to watch the Women's Bracket be
unveiled with a good amount of
certainty that they would be in the
field.

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The committee agreed and made the
Hokies a 7 seed and they will face
Missouri in University Park,
Pennsylvania on Sunday Night at 7
o'clock. This year's Senior Class will
be playing in it's fourth straight
N-C-A-A Tournament. That is the
first time that has happened in
Virginia Tech Women's History. Senior
Carrie Mason will also have the
pleasure of going back to her Home
State.


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*CG 2line Carrie Mason
VT Senior Guard
:00


*CG 2line Brittany Cook
VT Redshirt Freshman
:13


*CG 2line Dawn Chriss
VT Senior Guard
:26


*CG 2line Beth Dunkenberger
Second Straight At-Large Bid to NCAAs
:36



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GRAPHIC=LIBERTY The Liberty women who won their


10th straight Big South title on
Saturday face another tough task in
their opening round game.

The Lady Flames play DePaul in
Chicago on Saturday.

Liberty goes into the tournament
as a 13 seed.


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GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA The Virginia women had hoped to


get into the tournament, but Debbie
Ryan's team was left out.

Six ACC schools made it, but
Virginia wasn't one of them.

The Virginia men open play in the
NIT tomorrow night.

The Cavs play Stanford in Palo
Alto, California at 9:30 tomorrow night
on ESPN.

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*CG 2line Dave Leitao
15-and-14 In First Season at Virginia

:00



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GRAPHIC=MEN'S FINAL FOUR The men's' NCAA tournament opens


this Thursday here on Your Hometown
Station.
GO TO APRISA THURSDAY AFTERNOON APRISA

Thursday afternoon coverage from
CBS Sports begins just after Noon and
our opening game of the week will
feature Boston College and Pacific.

That game tips-off at 12:40, and
then at 2:40pm the Tennessee Vols and
Winthrop step on the court in
Greensboro.

Besides those two games, we are
multi-casting four others Thursday
afternoon on either WDBJ HD or our
digital channel seven two.
GO TO APRISA THURSDAY NIGHT The night session of games
features George Washington and UNC
Wilmington tipping things off at 7:10.

And then the final game on
Thursday night has Duke taking on

Southern. That game will tip-off
somewhere around 9:30pm Thursday
evening.
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*CG file NCAA

John Chaney's announced his
retirement from Temple today.

He coached the Owls for 24 seasons and
won the National Coach of the year
award twice.

Chaney has led Temple to the
N-C-A-A Tournament 17 times but for the
last five season the Owls have been in
the NIT.

Chaney is 74 years old and his
team takes on Akron, tomorrow Night in
an opening round N-I-T game, but he

will not coach it due his wife's poor
health.

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GRAPHIC=HOMETOWN HOOPS One of the area's top girls'


basketball coaches at any level for
more than two decades resigned her post
today.

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*CG locator Rocky Mount

Lisa Black stepped down as the
basketball coach at Franklin County.

Black has coached for 23 years
and recorded 394 wins. She got
Franklin County's girls into a state
tournament game for the first time in
school history, and in 2000 he won a
state title as the head coach at
Bassett.

Her Bassett teams won more than
300 games and the Civitan Sportsmanship
award in 2001.

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GRAPHIC=VHSL The Martinsville Bulldogs proved


that the number 13 cam be lucky
afterall, as the Dog beat Robert E. Lee
late Saturday to secure the school's
13th state basketball title.

In the process current Bulldogs
head coach Troy Wells has become one of
the most efficient head coaches in VHSL
history.

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*CG 2line Paul Hatcher
4 State Titles in 38 Years The man that Wells beat on :00 Saturday night Paul Hatcher - is the
winningest coach in VHSL history with
801 win, but in his 38 years of
coaching he has just four state titles.

*CG 2line Husky Hall The man that Wells replaced, Husky Hall 7 State Titles in 34 Years won 605 games and 7 state titles, but :11 it took him 34 years to get that done.

*CG 2line Troy Wells Wells on the other hand is on the fast 3 State Titles in 11 Years track. In the 11 years since taking :20 over the head coaching reins in

Martinsville Wells has won 189 games
and three state titles. This despite
all the economic hardships Henry County
has faced in the past decade.

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GRAPHIC=NONE A new movie released this weekend


stars Matthew McConaughey and Sarah
Jessica Parker but there's another
member in the cast and he's from
Virginia.

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VO-NAT Romeo is a chipmunk trained to hit


his marks and take direction well. A
talent that brings in a thousand
dollars a day.

He might be small potatoes next to
the big stars on the red carpet but his

owner says where ever Romeo goes, he
steals the show!

Now in this movie, Romeo's role
requires him to nibble on one of the
stars.

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*CG 2line Bob Wolford
Romeo's Owner-Agent HE ACTUALLY BITES THE HAND OF MATTHEW
MCCONAUGHEY.

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Now, don't worry, his agent says the
fame hasn't gone to Romeo's head. The
rodent is still pretty non-Hollywood
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