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Up next on News 7-
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The latest on flooding in the region.
We'll check in with the hardest hit areas.
Changes are on the way for the nation's air traffic control system that could help during bad weather.
Plus we'll show you a dramatic rescue of fisherman off North Carolina's coast.
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News 7 is coming your way next.

Bath-County


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11p
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TAPE#95-115
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Mother Nature is striking Virginia again.
What was a heavy snowfall two weeks ago has turned into rushing flood waters in many communities in our region tonight.
One of the hardest hit areas is Bath County.
As icy flood waters continue to pour through there, officials are trying to restore heat for some residents.
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Earlier this morning more than a dozen people were evacuated from their homes as three feet of water closed schools and many businesses.
There were also some power outages reported.
SUPER=03-Bath Co./Tonight;


For tonight not much has changed.
The water has receeded some but routes 220 and 39 in Bath are still closed because of the flash flood.
Authorities say the frigid temperatures have now caused new problems.
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((CLIFFORD WILLIAMS/FIRE DEPT VICE PRES.: RIGHT THE ONLY THING WE'RE TRYING TO DO NOW IS PUMP BASEMENTS. PUMP WATER OUT OF THEIR BASEMENTS SO THEY CAN GET THEIR FURNACES BACK ON. THEY DON'T HAVE ANY HEAT. EARLY THIS MORNING IT WAS 60 DEGREES... NOW IT'S DOWN TO 10 DEGREES SO ITS GOING TO BE A PRETTY COLD NIGHT.))
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As the run off continues it is turning into ice causing slick roads and hazardous conditions.
However, officials say no injuries have been reported.
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Robin


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TAPE#95-108
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Toss from Jean
Robin adlibs over :20 of Smith Mt Lake Video
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Alleghany-Flooding


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TAPE#95-105
GRAPHIC=Flooding


The flooding prompted Governor Allen to extend the state of emergency he declared two weeks ago because of the blizzard.
And at least five communities in western Virginia have declared local emergencies.
High water blocked roads, threatened businesses and forced residents from their homes.
Tonight Joe Dashiell reports from Rockbridge County, where the flooding was all too familiar.
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((In Glasgow, homes that saw high water in June were inundated again.
In Goshen, workers at the Stillwater Textile Plant watched as the flood sut then down for the second time in seven months.
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((ROBERT SMITH/PLANT MANAGER: IN JUNE WE HAD THE PROBLEM WITH THE FLOODING AND THEN OF COURSE THE SNOW LAST WEEK, AND NOW THIS RIGHT HERE. IT'S REALLY FRUSTRATING AND WE DO WHAT WE CAN WITH IT AND MAKE THE BEST OF THE SITUATION.))
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When the Maury river rolls and the water rises in Rockbridge County, familiar faces feel its effects.
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((CANDY KELSO: WELL YOU HAVE TWO CHOICES. YOU CAN LAUGH OR YOU CRY. WE'LL CRY LATER, BETTER TO LAUGH NOW. WE'VE GOT KIDS TO WORRY ABOUT NOW. IF WE PANICE, THE KIDS ARE GOING TO PANIC.)) ((EDDIE BENNETT: STILL HAPPY. I'VE GOT MY FAMILY, MY WIFE AND MY TWO KIDS. THAT MEANS MORE TO ME THAN ANYTHING AND EVERYBODY ELSE, I HOPE THEY GET THROUGH IT FINE.))
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Many of those people who have been in the shelters since early this morning will spend another night there, but the Maury and James Rivers are expected to crest before daybreak and officials hope to send those residents home sometime tomorrow.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Goshen))

Pulaski-Flooding


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#95-112
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The New River Valley did NOT escape the storm's wrath.
Pulaski was hit the hardest, with an inch and a half of rain in just one hour.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( Angel and Dallas Anderson haven't lived in their Dora Highway home very long, but neighbors had told them when the rainstorms come to expect the worst.
That didn't make it any easier.
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((ANGEL ANDERSON/FLOOD VICTIM: EVERYBODY TOLD US WHEN WE MOVED IN OUR HOUSE WAS ALWAYS THE FIRST TO GO, AND THEY WAS RIGHT. THEY WAS TELLING US THE TRUTH. BUT I, YOU DON'T FIGURE IT'S GONNA HAPPEN, YOU KNOW. ))
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The Andersons were among about 25 Pulaski families evacuated when Peak Creek jumped its banks, swirling into their homes and washing out downtown streets.
By dawn the torrents stopped, leaving residents and businesses who are no strangers to flooding in awe of how fast it happened this time.
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((STAN CRIGGER/PULASKI CO. EMERGENCY SERVICES: THE RISE CAME VERY QUICKLY, FLASH FLOOD IN A HURRY BECAUSE OF THE SNOWFALL AND THE WATER, THE RAIN ON TOP OF IT. ))
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In Pulaski County, Back Creek also raged out of its banks.
A logging bridge near collapse caused a scare, but held in the end.
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And in Montgomery County, the North Fork of the Roanoke River stranded motorists and threatened homes.
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((HOW WAS IT DOWN THERE AT THE TRAILER PARK? IT'S STARTING TO RISE. YEAH, PEOPLE CAN GET OUT BUT IT'S STARTING TO RISE ON SOME OF THE LOWER TRAILERS CLOSER TO THE RIVER. ))
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By late afternoon, floodwaters were retreating, leaving residents who have just finished DIGGING out to begin DRYING out from the blizzard and the flood of '96. Tracy Altizer, News 7.

L'burg-Flooding


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This morning's floodwaters didn't spare central Virginia, but things have mostly returned to normal there.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg


High water kept several roads in the Lynchburg area blocked during the morning commute.
It also left a number of motorists stranded in their vehicles after they tried crossing water- covered streets.
Authorities are keeping a close eye on the James River as it nears its crest.
Lynchburg police are urging residents along Hydro Street to evacuate their homes before the river reaches its estimated flood stage of 29 feet tomorrow morning.
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VMI


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A VMI cadet died today after a bout with a rare bacterial illness.
Eighteen year old Scott W. Hickey of Staunton was treated last night for flu symptoms at the school.
After his conditioned worsened, Hickey was sent to the local hospital before being flown to the University of Virginia.
During the flight, Hickey went into cardiac arrest and died.
He had an illness known as Meningococcemia (Menin-joe-cocksemia).
It is a highly contagious blood infection caused by the same organism that often causes meningitis.
Cadets who had been in contact with Hickey were considered at risk of developing the infection and were given antibiotics.
Officials are not sure WHERE the cadet contracted the bacteria.
As a precaution, VMI has postponed Saturday's home basketball game with Davidson.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
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Still to come on the broadcast, a Campbell County teenager allegedly kills his neighbor,
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And we'll tell what one lawmaker is trying to do to block the Lake Gaston pipeline.
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Campbell-Shooting


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Campbell County authorities still don't know why a teenager in Gladys allegedly shot and killed his neighbor, then turned the gun on himself last night.
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SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Last Night


19- year- old Roger Vassar was killed while he stood in the back doorway of his family's home on Route 6-52 in Gladys.
Police believe Vassar's 16- year- old neighbor shot Vassar, then shot himself in the neck minutes later.
What they don't know is why.
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((ROBERT MAXEY/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF: AT THIS POINT, WE JUST HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO ESTABLISH ANY REASON AT ALL WHY THIS MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED.))
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Maxey says it's unclear whether the two teenagers knew each other.
The 16- year- old has been transferred to the University of Virginia Medical Center, where he's listed in serious condition.
Police hope to talk to him about the shootings within the next few days.
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COP-CLEARED


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Assault charges against a Roanoke City Police officer have been dismissed.
Judge B-B Bowers ruled yesterday there wasn't enough evidence to support the charges.
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James Thompson says he and his seven- year old son, were at an Express hockey game at the Roanoke Civic Center last October when the alleged abuse occurred.
Thompson says Officer Richard (Sour-wald) Sauerwald roughed him up and pushed his son.
But according to police, Thompson refused to leave a restricted area and became verbally abusive.
Thompson filed assault charges against the officer.
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The complaint was also investigated internally by the police department, which found no abuse by Sauerwald.
Tonight Thompson called the verdict a joke and says he is disappointed in the decision.

Morrison


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TAPE#96-5
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In federal court papers filed today, Virginia Tech says Christy Brzonkala's
(Bron-kala) allegations in an eight- point- three million dollar lawsuit don't

match her earlier statements.
Brzonkala says Tech and two football players violated her civil rights.
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A university judicial committee convicted linebacker Tony Morrison of sexual assault and suspended him for two semesters.
Brzonkala claims Head Coach Frank Beamer intervened to get the suspension lifted.
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In its response, the university denies Brzonkala's allegations and says the ruling was overturned to make it consistent with similar cases.
Tech also claims Brzonkala first told the judicial committee she never said "no" when Morrison asked her for sex.
The university says Morrison has consistently denied forcing her to have sex.

Gaston-Bill


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NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-113
GRAPHIC=Clement


Danville Delegate Whitt Clement has filed a bill to block the Lake Gaston water pipeline Virginia Beach will start constructing within weeks.
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SUPER=03-Richmond;


Clement says after 13 years of legal and inconclusive legislative battles, it's time for the General Assembly to take a stand.
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((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/D-DANVILLE: THE EDUCATIONAL LEVEL ON THE PART OF THE LEGISLATURE NOW IS HIGHER THAN ITS EVER BEEN THROUGH ALL THE CONTROVERSIES LAST SUMMER. AND I CAN'T PREDICT WHAT THE OUTCOMES GONNA BE. BUT WE'VE GOT TO TRY.))
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((DEL. TED BENNETT/D-HALIFAX: LAST YEAR, WHEN THE VIRGINIA BEACH-NORTH CAROLINA COMPACT WAS ANNOUNCED. AND WE STOOD UP AND STATE IN SOUTHSIDE AND CAME UP HERE AND HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE THAT WE WERE GONNA FIGHT IT. AND THE PRESS'S REACTION WAS HAVE YOU GUYS GOT ANY CHANCE. YOU KNOW YOU'RE OUTNUMBERED. IT'S A DONE DEAL. WHERE IS THAT COMPACT NOW?))
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The compact died when lawmakers couldn't reach agreement to call a session to ratify it.
Clement and Bennett acknowledge that their bill may get assigned to a tough committee by House Speaker Tom Moss-- who is from Norfolk and wants the pipeline.
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Air-Traffic


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Recent failures of air traffic control systems have prompted the F-A-A to make some changes.
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SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;


The system's been plagued by power outages like the one that caused radar screens to momentarily go blank yesterday at Chicago's O'Hare Airport.
Air traffic controllers at the nation's busiest airport had to rely on a backup system for 3 minutes.
F-A-A officials say they've installed new backup systems at fifteen key centers.
They're also beefing up training on backup systems and are trying to move more experienced controllers to big cities.
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((MONTE BELGER/FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: WE'RE TRYING TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN BY INCREASING THE WORKFORCE IN THESE CRITICAL AREAS,BY PROVIDING MORE TRAINING, ))
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The F-A-A maintains that flying is still a very safe mode of transportation.


Missing-children


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The next missing child that's saved could be yours-
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SUPER=03-Washington DC;


That was the message today from parents whose missing kids were killed.
They say they're happy with today's presidential order requiring federal buildings to post pictures of missing children.
A mother whose ten year old was kidnapped and murdered last year says today's action is a good first step.
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((CLAUDINE RYCE/MOTHER OF MURDERED CHILD: WE'VE GOTTA GET BETTER COORDINATION BETWEEN THE LOCAL AND FEDERAL AUTHORITIES WE'VE GOTTA DO BETTER SEARCHES. WE'VE GOTTA HAVE BLOOD HOUNDS OUT THERE THAT CAN TRACK THE CHILD WHERE HE IS SO WE CAN GET HIMBEFORE HE'S KILLED.)) 14:06:34 ((MARC KLAAS/POLLY KLAAS' FATHER: THERE IS NO CURE FOR PEDOPHILIA. THERE IS NO CURE FOR THE PREDATOR. EXCUSE ME, JEFF DAHMER TOOK THE CURE, GARY TOOK THE CURE, BUNDY TOOK THE CURE. THE REST OF EM. ARE STILL OUT THERE DOING IT.))
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OUT Q=out there doing it."
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SUPER=03-Arlington, TX/File Tape;


The president issued the order one day after the body of Amber Hagerman was found in Arlington, Texas.
The nine-year-old was dragged screaming off her bicycle last Saturday by a man in a pickup.
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SOFT MUSIC UNDER
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Coming up next on News 7 at 11, Robin will be back with the COLD forecast,
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and coming up a little later in our broadcast, we'll see a rescue at sea as the Coast Guard makes a daring save in the waters off North Carolina.
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Taliaferro


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Salem Mayor Jim Taliaferro is stepping down after twenty- four years in office.
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He spoke with reporters at length at City Hall today, but did not talk about his successor.
He's not recommending anyone at this point, but says he'll back any current councilman seeking re- election.
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((JIM TALIAFERRO/SALEM MAYOR: I WILL SUPPORT ANY OF THE INCUMBENT COUNCILMEN WHO RUN FOR RE- ELECTION THIS SPRING. I CAN TELL YOU THAT. IT'S AN EXCELLENT GROUP AND THEY CERTAINLY HAVE MY SOLID ENDORSEMENT AND SUPPORT. ))
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Taliaferro says the biggest accomplishment since he took office is upgrading the Salem school system.
The city has spent nearly 33- million dollars on education in the last 25 years.
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Nat'l-Wx


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
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Melting snow sent rivers flooding over their banks from West Virginia to New York.
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SUPER=03-Limestone, NY;


In New York State, rescue crews got some folks out of flooded homes.
Snow drifts that were six feet high just a week ago completely melted overnight.
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((I TOLD MY HUSBAND WE'RE NOT PUTTING UP WITH THIS ANYMORE. WE'RE OUT OF HERE. WE'LL FIND SOMEPLACE ELSE TO LIVE.))
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At the same time bitter cold and wind are plaguing other parts of the nation.
Temperatures fell to as low as 44 degrees below zero in Minnesota.


This man used a unique way to get into his car.
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((THEY'RE STILL FROZEN SO I CAN'T EVEN OPEN THE DOORS NOW. I'M HOPING THE CAR WILL WARM UP ENOUGH SO I CAN BUT IT'S HARD TO SAY.))
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At least six deaths are blamed on the storm in Minnesota.
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S-Crestar


ANCHOR=Mike
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WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
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A big night for High School hops and Fleming's Burrall Paye abruptly resigns as the Colonels head coach.
We'll hear from his successor, plus have highlights of four games, and check in on the big college wrestling tournament taking place at Virginia Tech.
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But don't forget about tomorrow big Crestar classic at the Salem Civic Center.
Fleming without BUrrall Paye plays the nation's third ranked team, Science Hill of Johnson City.
That game is at 3, and right after that GW Danville takes on Salem.
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At 6:30 tomorrow night PH faces DC's Collidge High, and Northside plays Petersburg at 8:15.
Tonight's scores and highlights are straight ahead.
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S-Paye


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-22
GRAPHIC=PAYE


One of the area's most successful and occasionally controversial coaches abruptly resigned this morning.
Burrall Paye, the brilliant classroom mathematician and hoop strategist had talked about quitting for several seasons, but this morning he abruptly ended his reign and left the team in the hands of assistant Marshall Ashford.
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((MARSHALL ASHFORD/FLEMING BASKETBALL COACH:))
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Paye is just a handful of wins away from 500 career victories, but tonight Ashford had take charge in a tough situation.
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Fleming principal Alyce Szathmary confirmed the resignation tonight, but refused to elaborate saying it a personnel matter. She says Ashford will coach the team for the remainder of the season.
Attempts to reach Paye were unsuccessful tonight.

S-Fleming


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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Knights vs. Colonels;


And the chips would fall in Fleming's favor tonight against Cave Spring.
This Sterling Tate jumper fell through the net after the nice drop step along the baseline.
Cave Spring was without injured Jeff Lang tonight, but tried to stay close. Ryan Boitnott finds Alex Phillips inside for the bucket to keep things close.
Then Fleming shifted into high gear. Watch James Stokes, the big fella runs the break and dishes to Mondre Burnett for the hoop and the harm.
Richard Wilson gets in the act. He SUPER=33-William Fleming/=58/Cave
Spring/=44;

gets the theft and goes coast to coast for the layin and Fleming wins it 58 to 44.
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S-Girls


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NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=twe
TAPE#-S5-25
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Before the boys' game tonight, the Cave Spring Lady Knights picked up a big 6 point win over Fleming and took over 2nd place in the Roanoke Valley District.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Lady Knights vs. Lady Colonels;


Linda Long's club trailed by 3 at the break, but quickly turned things around in the second half.
Cheryl Rhodes takes the nice entry pass from Kristin Smith and puts it off the window for the deuce.
Then watch Jaclyn Smith clean the glass and get the putback to give Cave Spring a 2 point lead headed to the fourth quarter.
Fleming tried to hang in. Shauna Ray Walker finds Carol Ellis inside for 2,
SUPER=33-Cave Spring/=34/William Fleming/=28;

but Cave Spring holds Fleming to 10 second half points and gets the 34 to 28 win.
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((LINDA LONG/CAVE SPRING HEAD COACH: ))
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S-Salem


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-27
GRAPHIC=high school


The Salem Spartans bounced back from Tuesday night's loss to Northside by beating the William Byrd Terriers in another key Blue Ridge matchup at the Salem Civic Center.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Terriers vs. Spartans; :00


Byrd boss Paul Barnard checked his pregame report, just before the Spartans hit the hardwood in pregame introductions.
Senior Chris Childress would get Byrd out of the blocks quickly. The lanky sharpshooter hits the long jumper. He finished with 28.
But this was Salem's night. By the middle of the second quarter they had taken control thanks to sophomore Hershel Thomas who scored a game high 31 points this evening.
He got some great support from senior Andy Beach, who hustled his way to a 21 point performance.
SUPER=33-Salem/=76/William Byrd/=64;


The Spartans drop Byrd to 0-and-2 in the district as Kwan Lewis powers in the hoop on the drive down the right side and Salem wins it 76-to-64.
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S-Blacksburg


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TAPE#=BB96-2
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Blue Demons vs. Indians; :00


Gerald Thompson had his Blue Demons poised for a New River win in the battle of the Burgs,
But Indians skipper Bob Trear had home court advantage.
Phillip Klaus takes matters into his own hands with this drive and lay up. Blacksburg still trailed late in the third quarter.
This would be Christiansburg's night. watch Darrell Calloway make the perfect pass to carlton Ashbrook who nails the fast break shot. 43-37 Demons.
Then, trey Stone finds a cutting Ashbrook under the iron, he gets two more and Christiansburg defeats Blacksburg 69-59 for cross town bragging rights. Now the numbers.
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wipe to Boards!!!!!

S-High


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Sports Tease


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Still to come tonight some hoops news for you to digest,
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Plus we'll get down on the mat in Cassell Coliseum as Virginia Tech hosts a huge college wrestling tournament over the next two days.
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S-Wrestling


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-28
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Take down the nets and roll out the mats!!! Top notch Division 1 College wrestling has invaded Cassell Coliseum this weekend.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Tonight; :00


Virginia Tech is hosting the annual Virginia State Tournament. The event began this evening and runs through tomorrow.
George Mason, James Madison, Old Dominion, Virginia and Virginia Tech all are participating.
Mason won the tourney last year. UVa has a young team and the Hokies are looking to improve on their sixth place finish last year.
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(( ))
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After tonight's first round; UVa is in the lead while Tech is a close third. Action begins tomorrow at 10 am.

S-Hornets


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#bb96-1
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The Charlotte Hornets made a point today as they traded to for the point guard they've Desired for so long.
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SUPER=04-NBA; :00


The Hornets acquired Kenny Anderson from the New Jersey Nets in exchange for Kendall Gill.
The Hornets get the former Georgia Tech star, who earlier this year turned down a six year 40 million dollar offer from the Nets.
In Gill, the Hornets lose a 13 point a game scorer and a player who was not very popular with his teammates.
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The Hornets also gave up guard Khalid Reeves for forward Gerald Glass.

Rescue


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


A rescue off the North Carolian coast today-
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SUPER=03-Off Hatteras, NC;


The Coast Guard plucked three men from a fishing vessel off the Hatteras coast.
The boat was sinking in 15 foot seas and 50 mile an hour winds.
A coast guard rescue helicopter responded after the vessel reported it was taking on water.
The three men were hoisted on board and taken to the Air station in Elizabeth City. (----------------)