01/15/07

News 7 at Eleven




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CAPTION: Smoking Ban

Justin Standup:


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CAPTION: Tumbling Temps.

Brent Standup:



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HEADLINE #3 HEADLINE #3



CAPTION: Yolanda King

Holly Standup:


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HEADLINE #4 HEADLINE #4



CAPTION: Cinderella Story

Natasha Cart:



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<< *CG standup Natasha Ryan
nryan@wdbj7.com


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*CG standup Mike Stevens >>
mstevens@wdbj7.com
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GRAPHIC=News-7 at 11 Good evening I'm Natasha


Ryan.

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GRAPHIC=SMOKING A local lawmaker wants to clear the


air, literally.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke
Last Year State Senator Brandon Bell is
proposing legislation that would ban
smoking in most indoor public places
including resaturants.

A similar bill, sponsored by Bell,
passed the Senate last year but failed
in a House subcommittee.

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News 7's Justin McLeod joins us now
with both sides of the debate. Justin
what are the chances a ban will pass
this year?

Natasha, Brandon Bell thinks he has a
really good shot since several
lawmakers have proposed similar

legislation.

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SMOKING BAN FS IN MONITOR


*cg STANDUP Justin McLeod
jmcleod@wdbj7.com But this issue was controversial last
year and as we found out it it will be
just as controversial this year.

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*CG locator Roanoke
:00




*CG 2line Vickey Huges
Supports Smoking Ban
:12


*CG 2line Sen. Brandon Bell

(R) Roanoke Co.


:27


*CG 2line Kenny Richards
Smoker
:46


*CG 2line Cheryl Parks

Smoker
:51


*CG 2line Jason McKnight
Abuelo's Restaurant
1:19



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OQ=far outweight the negative <<((NAT SOUND OF 'DO YOU WANT SMOKING


OR NON?))

When you visit most restaurants, you
can either sit in the smoking section
or non.

But more and more customers want to
dine in a smoke free establishment.

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INQ=It's nice to VICKEY HUGES/SUPPORTS SMOKING BAN:


IT'S NICE TO COME INTO A RESTAURANT AND
NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT LEAVING WITH
SMOKE IN YOUR CLOTHES OR YOUR HAIR. I
CAN BREATHE.

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OQ=I can breathe State Senator Brandon Bell of


Roanoke agrees.

He wants to ban smoking in indoor
places like restaurants.

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INQ=What we found SEN. BRANDON BELL/(R) ROANOKE COUNTY:


WHAT WE FOUND IS HEALTH EFFECTS ARE

VERY DRAMATIC AND CAUSES A GREAT DEAL
ILLNESS WHICH WE CAN NOW TRACK AND BE
SPECIFIC.

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OQ=and be specific He points to a recent surgeon


general's report that highlights the
harmful effects of secondhand smoke.

As you might imagine, many smokers
are against the ban. They say Bell
should butt out.

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INQ=I've been smoking KENNY RICHARDS/SMOKER: I'VE BEEN


SMOKING SINCE I WAS 16. IF I WANT TO
SMOKE A CIGARETTE I SHOULD BE ABLE TO.

CHERYL PARKS: PEOPLE THAT DO SMOKE
OUGHT TO GO OUT TO DINNER AND DRINK AND
BE ABLE TO SMOKE.

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OQ=be able to smoke Smokers have the support of some


state lawmakers who question the need
for such a ban.

They believe the market, not the
government should dictate what
restaurant owners do.

It's something we're already seeing
in Roanoke where three new are smoke
free.

((NAT SOUND AT ABUELO'S AT 11:42:48
"CAN WE TAKE TWO TO 94 PLEASE?"))


Here at Abuelo's, the decision was
made after surveying customers.

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INQ=Since then JASON McKNIGHT/ABUELO'S RESTAURANT:


SINCE THEN THE RESPONSE FROM EVERYBODY
THAT COMES IN HAS BEEN REALLY POSITIVE.
THE POSITIVE RESPONSES FAR OUTWEIGHT
NEGATIVE.

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OQ=THE NEGATIVE





LIVE=JUSTIN FULL BAM LIVE FULL


SMOKING BAN FS IN MONITOR Brandon Bell isn't the only lawmaker
proposing anti-smoking legislation.

Delegate Morgan Griffith of Salem has
filed a bill that would prohibit
restaurants from allowing smoking
unless they post signs at all public
entrances indicating that smoking is
permitted.

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Natasha, one restaurant owner told me
tonight he thinks Griffith's bill is
silly because it doesn't do anything
but create another added expense.
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GRAPHIC=HOLD Meanwhile, Delegate William


Fralin is blowing new life into a bill
that would fine smokers who throw their

cigarette butts on the ground.

The bill died last year, but
Fralin changed it this year so fines
would be used to create a program on
litter awareness.

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GRAPHIC=HOLD From one ban to another...this one


would make it illegal to smoke in cars
with kids....

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VO-NAT In Connecticut, lawmakers are


considering it and the whole idea came
from a child.

The proposed bill would protect
children under the age of seven, from
second hand smoke.

Crossing into Maine, where the same
thing is happening in Bangor..... the
city recently passed an ordinance
banning smoking in cars carrying

passengers under 18.

While the proposed legislation in
Connecticut is just that, proposed, the
ordiance in Maine goes into affect
later this week.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Selling guns could get a whole


lot more difficult....That's because

private gun sellers working at gun-
shows may soon have to run background
checks on their customers.

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A northern Virginia Republican is
sponsoring the measure.

It would require unlicensed
sellers to run criminal background
checks on all buyers... right now only
licensed dealers fall under the
requirement.

Supporters point out an increase
in violent crimes- including school
shootings and believe this is necessary
to help people feel safe.

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INQ=Like kids like me won't




*CG 2line Kailey Leinz
Supports Bill


*CG 2line Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites
Davis 1:38:47 KAILEY LEINZ: LIKE KIDS LIKE
(R) Vienna ME WON'T FEEL SCARED. SCARED THAT

:06 SOMEBODY COULD JUST COME INTO OUR

SCHOOL AND START SHOOTING.

1:27:34 SEN. JEANMARIE DEVOLITES DAVIS:
WHAT THIS IS ABOUT MAKING SURE THAT
UPSTANDING CITIZENS POSSESS FIREARMS
AND THAT THOSE THAT ARE CRIMINALS DO
NOT.

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not.



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Opponents say the bill puts too
much of a burden on private sellers who
would have to pay a fee for the
background checks.

The legislature has killed
the bill four times in the past but
supporters say they'll keep pushing it
until it passes.

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GRAPHIC=VA LEGISLATURE Something else state lawmakers



are talking about....the Health
Department's management of biosolids
here in Virginia and some think it
reeks.

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*CG file File Tape

Biosolids consist of treated
human waste- usually shipped in from
northern states.

A coalition of Central Virginia
lawmakers wants oversight of the
program placed with the Department of
Environmental Quailty.

Lawmakers also want local
governments to have more control over
how and where they're spread.

One delegate proposes delaying
the practice unless the state certifies
it's safe.

The coalition believes employees
with the Health Department have
disregarded their duty.

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INQ=They're very difficult




*CG 2line Del. Wat Abbitt


(I) Appomattox 2:09:58 DEL. WAT ABBITT/(I) APPOMATTOX:


THEY'RE VERY DIFFICULT TO GET THEM TO
LOOK AT WHERE WE'VE HAD PROBLEMS WITH
IT BEING SPREAD IN THE WRONG FIELDS,
DUMPED IN THE ROADS. TODAY I POINTED
OUT A PROBLEM TO THEM A PROBLEM WHERE
IT'S COMING IN ON THE RAILROAD AND THE
CONTAINERS ARE LEAKING.

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Abbitt and the others believe
their legislation has a good chance of
passing this year.

News 7 contacted the Health
Department for comment, but it was
closed for the state holiday.

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GRAPHIC=HOLD Now, Lawmakers have been under


increasing pressure from their
constituents to do something about the

biosolids issue ... particularly in
Campbell County.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Campbell Co.

Jennifer England started the group
"Citizens Against Toxic Sludge" after
learning her neighbor planned to use
biosolids on his farmland.

They've packed local meetings,
demanding the county draft an ordinance
that would regulate the storage and
spreading of biosolids ... and allow
for greater citizens input.

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*cg 2LINE Jennifer England
Citizens Against Toxic Sludge JENNIFER ENGLAND/CITIZENS AGAINST TOXIC
SLUDGE: I WILL BE SATISFIED WHEN THE
CITIZENS MAJORITY IN CAMPBELL COUNTY
GETS TO DECIDE WHAT IS ALLOWED IN THEIR
COUNTY, AND HOW SAFE IT IS AND WHAT IT
SMELLS LIKE FOR THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE
HERE.

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England's group will meet with
county leaders and attorneys later this
week to hash out the details of the
county's proposed ordinance.

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GRAPHIC=HOLD A House committee hung up on a


bill today that would have required
school systems to set up safety
hot-lines.

Delegate William Fralin's bill
died after other delegates expressed
concerns over the cost.

The hot-line would have allowed
students and staff to make anonymous
calls about threats of violence.
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GRAPHIC=NONE We know her best for the



beautiful ball gown and glass slippers
but tomorrow Cinderella will be putting
on point shoes....

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*CG locator Roanoke

The State Ballet of Russia will
be dancing the classic tale tomorrow
night but we caught up with the company
at practice at the Roanoke Ballet
Theatre a day early....

Now this is the first time
the company of more than 120 members
has been in the United States and
they've been doing a lot of
traveling....beginning their pirouettes
in Sarasota, Florida at the beginning


of the month ...and they won't rest
until the tour ends in mid-February.

We talked with the dancer
cast as Prince Charming....and asked
how he's able to dance when dealing
with so much fatigue from all the
traveling???

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What he said basically is that
they have come so far to perform for
American audiences that they wouldn't
want to disappoint anyone....so the
tiredness takes a back seat.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Now there are still tickets


available for tomorrow night's
performance at the Roanoke Civic
Center....
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We've put a link to their website
on ours...just go to WDBJ 7 dot com.
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Virginia Tech, undefeated on the
hardwood this season, makes it to the
Top 25.

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*CG tease HONORING A KING

DREW LEVINSON/REPORTING: IT'S MARTIN
LUTHER KING JUNIOR DAY, AND ACROSS THE
COUNTRY, PEOPLE ARE HONORING THE CIVIL
RIGHTS LEADER. I'M DREW LEVINSON IN NEW
YORK THAT STORY IS COMING UP.

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The country honors the man who
lead the civil rights movement, and
helped create equality for blacks.

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VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG tease KINGLY MANNER

Coming up, Doctor Martin Luther
King Junior's daughter tells Virginia
Tech students how they can live the
kind of life her father did.
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*CG tease AHEAD IN SPORTS

< back in the News 7 Sports Office, The
Hokies are back in the Top 25 for the
first time since since Ace Custis was
high Card in the Cassell. Tech's
Coaching Staff includes connections to
U-V-A, Wake Forest, and Hampden Sydney
all in one and a Ahmad Bradshaw is
leaving Marshall after his Junior
Season, all that and more coming up in

Sports.>>

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GRAPHIC=MLK All around the country today


people took time to honor the late
Martin Luther King, Junior as today
marks the national holiday named after
the slain civil rights leader.

Drew Levinson takes a look at the
celebrations for the man who had a
dream.

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*CG locator New York, NY
:01


*CG locator Columbia, SC
:08


*CG 2line Drew Levinson
Reporting
:52
*cg locator Atlanta, GA
1:20



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OQ=CBS News, New York <<(NATSOUND KIDS SHOUTING)



(END SOT) �HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOCTOR KING!�



It was only appropriate, on the day
Martin Luther King Junior would have

turned 78�..

(NATSOUND PARADES)

�..he was honored across the country
with parades and marches .

(NATSOUND)

44 years earlier he led one of the most
famous marches in history�as he

gave America a civil rights lesson and
speech of a lifetime.

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�I HAVE A DREAM TODAY�

In that speech King spoke of the

Constitution and Declaration of

Independence�..both signed in
Philadelphia. And on this day in the
city

of brotherly love King was honored.

(NATSOUND LITTLE GIRL SINGS STAR
SPANGLED BANNER)

President Bush helped students in
Washington clean up a school and

called for everyone to help one
another.

(SOT BUSH)



�AND BY HELPING SOMEBODY IN NEED,
YOU�RE HONORING THE LEGACY OF MARTIN

LUTHER KING�

(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON/NEW YORK 12 SEC
1:23:19-1:23:31)

�THOUGH THIS IS THE DAY MARTIN LUTHER
KING JUNIOR IS OFFICIALLY HONORED,

EVERY SINGLE DAY HE�S REMEMBERED,
ESPECIALLY AT SCHOOLS ACROSS THE

COUNTRY LIKE THIS ONE HERE IN NEW YORK
THAT BEAR HIS NAME.�

(NATSOUND)

Inside�Just as King had dreamt back in
1963----little children of every



color.

He was a visionary then and today he�s
still seen as a visionary.


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�HE HELPED THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
AND HELPED TO MAKE BLACKS EQUAL.�

(NATSOUND )

And from Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist
Church...where Martin Luther King

was once pastor...the theme again was
equality as everyone sang the

praises of a man who dared to make his
dream a reality.

Drew Levinson, CBS News, New York.>>
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GRAPHIC=HOLD And Virginia Tech kicked off the


spring semester with its second annual
Martin Luther King Junior Day
celebration.

King's eldest daughter, Yolanda
spoke tonight about her father and how
each one of us can continue to make his
dream a reality.

New River Valley Reporter Holly
Pietrzak has the story.

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INQ=Buress Hall



*CG locator Blacksburg
:00


*CG 2line Yolanda King
MLK's Daughter
:20
*CG 2line Yolanda Avant
Blacksburg
:47
*CG 2line Regina Goods
VT Student
1:03
*CG standup Holly Pietrzak
hollyp@wdbj7.com
1:22

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OQ=Holly Pietrzak, News 7, Blacksburg. << Buress Hall was the gathering
(END SOT) spot to honor a King....





NATS:46:09 NOT THE KIND WHO STOOD ON A
PEDASTOL. BUT ONE WHO STOOD UP FOR
MILLIONS OF MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN.:16



Students, faculty and local
residents packed in to catch a glimpse
and hear from Martin Luther's daughter,
Yolanda.



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INQ=MY FATHER'S YOLANDA KING



19:35 MY FATHER'S IDEAL HE SAID.. ALL
OF YOU CAN BE GREAT BECAUSE EVERYBODY
CAN SERVE. AND THIS DAY IS ABOUT
SERVING AND IT'S NOT COINCIDENTAL THAT
IT'S THE FIRST PART OF THE YEAR WHEN
IT CAN SET THE TONE FOR THE REST OF THE
YEAR.:49

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OQ=OF THE YEAR



Yolanda said she chose to come to
Tech because of the extensive
celebrations set for the holiday.

Something students and local
people are glad to see in place for a
second year.



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INQ=i think YOLANDA AVANT, BLACKSBURG



28:41 I THINK THIS DAY IS AN IMPORTANT
DAY FOR EVERYBODY. NOT JUST BLACK
PEOPLE. I THINK THE COMMUNITY CAN
SOMETIMES CAN VIEW THIS AS SECULAR AND
VIEW THIS AS JUST FOR AFRICAN
AMERICANS. YOU KNOW DR. KING'S DREAM
AND DR. KING'S SPEECH ENCOMPASSES
EVERYBODY.:56

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INQ=we need REGINA GOODS, VT STUDENT



24:39 WE NEED TO GET BUSY EDUCATING OUR
YOUTH ABOUT THE ISSUES THAT ARE OUT
THERE WHY THIS HOLIDAY WAS BROUGHT
ABOUT. :47

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And decades after his march for
freedom and equality for all people..



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INQ=we can YOLANDA KING



15:04 OH HE'D SAY OH THERE'S SO MUCH
MORE WORK. HE'D BE PLEASED THOUGH
ABOUT SOME OF THE CHANGES AND
GROWTH.:12

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OQ=get involved



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INQ=YOLANDA KING'S HOLLY PIETRZAK, REPORTING



33:57 YOLANDA KING'S SPEECH WAS FIRST
IN A SERIES OF EVENTS SCHEDULED HERE AT
VIRGINIA TECH TO CELEBRATE MARTIN
LUTHER KING'S LIFE AND LEGACY. HOLLY
PIETRZAK, NEWS 7, BLACKSBURG.:09

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*CG locator Roanoke

And The Roanoke chapter of the
Southern Christian Leadership
Conference organized its 10th annual
MLK youth day celebration.

More than 100-people marched from
First Street to the First Baptist
Church in downtown Roanoke.

From there speakers, dancers and
singing took over the celebration.

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INQ=It's fills my heart with..




*CG 2line Jeff Artis
Roanoke SCLC President-Elect @1:32:55.00

JEFF ARTIS, PRESIDENT-ELECT: IT FILLS
MY HEART WITH JOY TO KNOW PEOPLE ARE
COMING OUT AND PAYING TRIBUTE TO DR.
KING CAUSE IF IT WEREN'T FOR KING... WE
WOULDN'T BE WHERE WE ARE TODAY. (09)

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OQ=.. where we are today.





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And our very own Joy Sutton was
on hand, emceeing the event.

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GRAPHIC=HOLD OTS While a number of local children


decided to mark this holiday by
stepping into the shoes of Dr. King and
other blacks.

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*CG locator Roanoke

Through interactive
demonstrations, they learned freedom
was much harder to come by in the 50's
and 60's -especially for those with
dark skin.

Many young adults believe the
country has come along way, but as to
whether Dr. King would be

proud....reaction was mixed.

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INQ=YES AND NO.




*CG 2line Chris Love
Age 14 00:14:48 "YES AND NO BECAUSE
THERE'S SO MUCH VIOLENCE IN THE WORLD.
HE'D BE PROUD OF PEOPLE WHO DO NOT
FIGHT AND GET IN TROUBLE, HE WOULD BE
PROUD OF THEM." 00:15:01

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The Roanoke Public Libraries and
Harrison Museum sponsored the event.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Coming up Tech's in the Top 25, a


former U-V-A Coach's Son on the hokies
Bench and the latest High School
Rankings but first your Extra Point.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Blacksburg
2005 Season Ahmad Bradshaw the Marshall
Running back out of Graham High School
is giving up his Senior Season to enter
the N-F-L Draft. Bradshaw committed to
play football at U-V-A before having
legal problems. He rushed for the 6th
most yards in the country last season
for the Thundering Herd.

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*CG colbball 4
Coastal Carolina
99


VMI
97






Char. Southern

53
4
Radford
61


*CG wbball 4
Liberty
72


Char. Southern
39




4
Radford
61


Coastal Carolina
59


Final in Overtime


*CG wbball 4
Florida State
70


Virginia Tech
60








Connecticut #5


76
4

North Carolina #2


82


*CG nba >>


Utah
111
4
Washington
114




4
Milwaukee
99


Charlotte
91

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GRAPHIC=NONE Coming up Tech's in the Top 25, a


former U-V-A Coach's Son on the hokies
Bench and the latest High School
Rankings but first your Extra Point.
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GRAPHIC=VHSL The Most important poll is always


the final one, but at least until we
reach the state title games the Top 10
High School Hoops Poll will have to do
for now.

Some area teams are taking the
top spot in the latest polls.
TAKE FS GFX TAKE FS GFX

TRIPLE A (CG2 17020)

At the Triple "A" level George
Washington in Danville is represented
in Both the Boy's and Girls Polls.
Bobby Martin's Boy's Team is ranked
number 1 in the State while the Girls
are number 8.

DOUBLE A (CG2-17021)

At the Double "A" Level on the
Boy's Side, Salem is 4, Heritage is 9
and defending State Champion

Martinsville 10th.

On the Girls side of things,
Hidden Valley takes the Number Slot,
with Brookville checking in at number 7
and Lord Botetourt 9.

SINGLE A (CG2-17022)

The Single "A' Ranks has George
Wythe second for the Boys with
Altavista 4th and Brent Watt's Alma
Mater undefeated James River at 6th.

The Single "A" girls have FLoyd
County number 2 at 13 and oh.
Altavista girls checking in a 10th.

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GRAPHIC=VT Speaking of Polls the Virginia


Tech Men's basketball team is sure

enjoying the latest edition of the Top
25.

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*CG locator Blacksburg
Saturday The Hokies are back in the Top
25, they are ranked 23rd in the latest
A-P Poll and 25th in the Coaches Poll.

Tech hasn't been ranked since the
end of the 1996 Season when Bill Foster
was the Head Coach and Tech's season
ended with a trip to the second round
of the N-C-A-A Tournament.

Seth Greenberg and company will
put their 3 and oh A-C-C record and top
25 ranking on the line Wednesday
against Florida State in Tallahassee.

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ENG#=2 In addition to the National
ANCHOR=GRANT Ranking, Zabian Dowdell garnered A-C-C


player of the week honors from the
Conference. The Senior from Pahokee
Florida averaged 20 points last week
for the Hokies, in wins over then

Number 1 North Carolina as well as a
"W" over U-N-C Greensboro.

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GRAPHIC=TECH The Players and Coaches are


most certainly enjoying the ride that
is Virginia Tech Basketball.

To A-C-C fans one of the names on
the Coaching Staff at Tech no doubt
resonates. That would be Ryan Odom the
Son of a former A-C-C Coach. Travis
Wells checks in with the former D-3
standout who is now helping the Hokies
climb the D-1 Ladder.

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*CG standup Travis Wells
twells@wdbj7.com
:12
*CG 2line Ryan Odom
Hokies Assistant Coach
:23
*CG locator Blacksburg
1:10




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ANCHOR=GRANT




*CG locator Blacksburg
Hokies vs Seminoles The Tech Women took on the Men's
next opponent Florida State at the
Cassell.

Florida State came into the
contest with an unbeaten mark in the
A-C-C and Brittany Miller doing her
part to keep it that way with the 2
inside.

Tech had 4 players in Double
Figures including Kirby Copeland who
dropped in 12 points for the Hokies.
*CG final Florida State Brittany Anderson had 10 points, 70 but it wasn't enough as Florida State Virginia Tech wins 70 to 60
60




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GRAPHIC=NONE Some kids in Rhode Island took


playing with Legos to whole new level
this weekend.

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*CG locator Bristol, RI

That's because these legos were
more than just building blocks.

At a competition just south of
Providence on Saturday, hundreds of
students used Legos to create robots
capable of performing preset tasks.

Roger Williams University School
of Engineering sponsored the
competition to inspire students to
think about nanotechnology.


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