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Up next on News 7-
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A Pittsylvania County company wants to burn hazardous waste...we'll hear what residents have to say about it.
A verdict in the case against the man accused of killing hoops star Michael Jordan's father.
And a Habitat for Humanity house is built in the Hill City by volunteers in just 16 hours.
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News 7 is next.

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Good evening.
Dennis Stoneman will be charged with capital murder.
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In court today his 16 year old son was the star witness against him.
He says he was there when his father killed Tina and Steve Quesenberry.
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Daniel Green was convicted of murdering NBA star Michael Jordan's father.
Jordan responded that his family would be affected, but the news wouldn't bother him.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


President Clinton hopes to implement a rating system that will hand the t-v remote control back to America's parents.
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Join us for News 7 at eleven.

Cook-Composites


ANCHOR=Len
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Health and environmental concerns were at the heart of a public hearing tonight in Pittsylvania County.
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality arranged the meeting to hear concerns over a Chatham chemical plant's request to burn hazardous waste.
Teresa Hamilton has more.
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((STEVE LAW/PERMIT OPPONENT: IT BOILS DOWN TO HUMAN LIFE VERSUS THE DOLLAR AND IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.))
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Steve Law is opposed to Cook Composites and Polymers' request.
The chemical plant burns natural gas in its incinerator.
But it has applied for a permit to burn a flammable chemical known as Xylene instead.
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((LAURIE WALLER/PERMIT OPPONENT:YA'LL NEED TO START PUTTING, YA'LL CONCERN FOR THE KIDS IN THIS AREA ABOVE YOUR DOLLARS AND ABOVE YOUR MONEY, A CHILD'S LIFE IS NOT WORTH IT. ))
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((CARL BURKE/PERMIT OPPONENT:THAT'S MY PLEA, THAT YOU MAKE SURE THAT YOU'VE STUDIED THIS THING VERY CAREFULLY, THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE SUBJECT TO MANY MANY PROBLEMS DOWN THE ROAD. ))
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Questions surrounding the Company's draft permit were also raised.
Opponents say it contains problem areas.
For instance, they noted there's only one road leading into and out of the plant.
They're also concerned that the County's E-911 system is not yet up and running.
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((DOUG BROWN/DEQ ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER:I THINK SOME OF THE SPECIFIC COMMENTS THAT WERE MADE REGARDING TECHNICAL ERRORS AND DEFICIENCIES WITH THE PERMIT IS SOMETHING THAT WE OBVIOUSLY NEED TO ADDRESS. I ANTICIPATE THERE WILL BE SOME CHANGES MADE TO THE FINAL DOCUMENT. ))
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Brown says he's not sure when DEQ officials will make a decision regarding Cook Composites and Polymers permit request.
Company officials declined comment. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Chatham.))

Stoneman


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A 16 year- old boy was the star witness AGAINST his father as a judge certified capital murder charges against Dennis Stoneman.
The boy says Stoneman shot Steve and Tina Quesenberry last May, then said "I know I got Steve, I hope I got Tina too."
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( Dennis Stoneman was an abusive husband and a devoted, though sometimes mean father.
That's according to his 16 year- old son D.J., who rode with his father from North Carolina to Hillsville May 16th on a search for D.J's six year- old brother and his mother, Teresa Stoneman.
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((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. PROSECUTOR: AND AT FANCY GAP THEY STOPPED AT A CONVENIENCE STORE AND SWITCHED VEHICLES. AND AT ONE POINT DURING THAT TIME MR. STONEMAN MADE THE STATEMENT THAT HE'D SHOT A MAN BEFORE AND THEN AFTER THAT THEY TRAVELED TO HILLSVILLE GOING TO VARIOUS HOUSES LOOKING FOR MRS. STONEMAN AND THE YOUNGER SON. ))
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D.J. says his father pulled into the Westview Terrace apartments, where they thought Teresa lived, after they spotted her car.
But the occupants of the car were Teresa's sister and brother-in-law, Tina and Steve Quesenberry.
D.J. testified the three were sitting in their cars arguing about why Dennis couldn't see his child when Dennis thrust a gun across D.J.'s face and shot the couple. su The defense tried to portray Dennis as a father who was so devastated at being kept from his child that he was driven to violence in the heat of passion. His lawyer says that would make him guilty of nothing more than manslaughter.
That will be up to a jury decide if the grand jury indicts Stoneman when it meets March 11th. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Hall


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A Floyd County jury hands down a life sentence today for a convicted killer.
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Yesterday, 34- year- old David Joel Hall was found guilty of beating his girlfriend to death.
The body of 18- year- old Ellen Plocki (PLAH-kee) was discovered June fourteenth in a garage near the Willis section of the county.
On top of the life sentence, Hall received an additional 16 years for other crimes related to the murder.
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Burley


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A Madison Heights man remains held without bond after his arrest on two murder charges yesterday.
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44- year- old James Henry Burley made his first appearance this morning in Amherst General District Court.
Burley's accused of shooting two women to death and dumping their bodies in remote sections of Amherst County last year.
Police have not established a motive for the crimes.
The self- employed auto body worker was given a court- appointed attorney today.
He'll be back in court in April for a preliminary hearing.
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Jordan


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A verdict is in for the man accused of murdering James Jordan, father of basketball great Michael Jordan.
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SUPER=03-Lumberton, NC;


Jurors in Lumberton, North Carolina, found Daniel Green guilty of first degree murder, first degree robbery, and conspiracy in the 1993 attack.
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The main prosecution witness, Larry Martin Demery, a friend of Green, testified he watched Green shoot Jordan just as he awoke from a nap in his Lexus coupe.
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((WOODBERRY BOWEN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY;WELL OF COURSE HE WAS DISAPPOINTED AND SHOCKED AND SURPRISED, AND DISAPPOINTED OF COURSE. UH, HE'S A MAN AND HE'S TAKING IT AND WE'RE GOING ON FROM HERE.))
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Jurors will decide Monday if Green will receive the death penalty or life in prison.

TV-Violence


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After years of dragging their feet, America's T-V executives are moving toward a plan on rating the content of their programming.
Elizabeth Kaledin reports.
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(( ((NATS FROM TV SHOW)) TRACK 1: THE PROPOSED RATINGS SYSTEM FOR TV SHOWS IS EXPECTED TO LOOK SOMETHING LIKE THE SYSTEM IN PLACE FOR MOVIES...VIOLENCE LIKE THIS MIGHT BE RATED "R" OR RESTRICTED...SOMETHING PARENTS WOULD NOT WANT YOUNG CHILDREN TO WATCH.
DETAILS OF THE SYSTEM HAVE NOT BEEN ESTABLISHED...AND MANY OF THE TV EXECUTIVES GATHERED IN WASHINGTON TODAY AGREE...IT WILL BE A COMPLEX PROCESS: THAT WOULD HAVE A LONG TERM EFFECT:

((SOT)) TED TURNER...PRESIDENT/C.E.O. TURNER BROADCASTING

142312 WE COULD SEE MORE BRADY BUNCH TYPE PROGRAMMING AND LESS CUTTING EDGE PROGRAMMING....AND WE'RE SAILING INTO UNCHARTED SEAS.
TRACK 2: THE RATINGS SYSTEM WOULD WORK IN CONCERT WITH THE V-CHIP...A SMALL COMPUTER CHIP REQUIRED TO BE PLACED IN NEW TELEVISIONS...THE V-CHIP WOULD ALLOW PARENTS TO PROGRAM THEIR TV SETS ACCORDING TO HOW MUCH SEX AND VIOLENCE THEY DEEMED ACCEPTABLE FOR THEIR CHILDREN TO SEE...BUT INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES STRESS THE ADDITIONAL CONTROLS ARE NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT:
STAND UP CLOSE: EK CBS NEWS " THE RATINGS SYSTEM WILL BE DEVISED BY THE TV INDUSTRY...BUT IT IS NOT EXACTLY VOLUNTARY...PRESIDENT CLINTON'S TELECOMMUNICATIONS BILL SIGNED LAST MONTH MANDATES A RATINGS SYSTEM WITHIN A YEAR...EITHER INDUSTRY DESIGNED OR GOVERNMENT IMPOSED...THE NEW SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO GO INTO EFFECT NEXT JANUARY...EK CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.
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When News 7 returns, Roanoke democrats pick their candidates for city council,
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and Governor Allen says he'll fight for money to bring new business to the Commonwealth.
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Plane-Crash


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Officials in Peru say a Faucett Airlines jet with 117 people and six crew members aboard has crashed while en route to the southern Peruvian city of Arequipa. An airline spokesman says the Boeing 737 was found crashed five miles from Arequipe (ah-reh-KEE'-peh), but the condition of the crew and passengers is unknown. The spokesman says the area where the plane was found is not very accessible and rescue crews are on the way.

Hostage


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Authorities in Louisiana have been battling a hostage situation this evening.
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In Baton Rouge, an angry husband held his wife and another woman at gunpoint in an office building.
He fired shots but no one was injured.
Officials say the incident stems from a domestic argument.
The other woman has been released.
But the last report says the man is still holding his wife hostage.
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Crawford


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One of the two Virginia Tech football players accused of sexual assault, pleaded guilty today to an unrelated charge.
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James Crawford received a 10- day suspended sentence and will pay four hundred dollars in fines for a disorderly conduct charge.
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Crawford and Hokie teammate Tony Morrison have been named in a civil suit filed by Christy Brzonkala.
She alleges the two raped her.
Today's plea had nothing to do with the THAT case.
Even still, Crawford's attorney talked about the suit... and specifically Eileen Wagner, Brzonkala's attorney.
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((JOE PAINTER/CRAWFORD'S ATTORNEY: WHAT I'M QUESTIONING ABOUT MRS. WAGNER IS IF SHE'S SO CONCERNED ABOUT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, WHY HAS SHE NEVER SPOKEN OUT AGAINST THE VIOLENCE PERPETRATED AGAINST THOUSANDS OF UNBORN FEMALES EACH YEAR? ))
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Painter went on to say Crawford will fully cooperate with the investigation into the rape allegations.

Allen-Incentives


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A fight is brewing at the State Capitol over who controls the purse strings to the money used to lure new businesses to Virginia.
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R.R. Donnelly and Company got the incentive to expand in Virginia in the form of 460-thousand dollars from something called the Governor's Opportunity Fund.
The Governor himself has controlled the handouts since 1992.
But now, George Allen wants more than twice the 18- million dollars in the last budget.
And the House of Delegates is saying no.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT IS A VERY IMPORTANT TOOL THAT OTHER GOVERNORS IN OTHER STATES HAVE. AND FOR THEM TO HANDCUFF ME AND SAY NO YOU CANNOT HAVE THIS TOOL IN THIS WAR OF COMPETITION WITH THE CAROLINAS, AND GEORGIA, AND TENNESSEE, AND ALABAMA, AND MARYLAND, AND PENNSYLVANIA AND ALL THE REST, I THINK IS JUST FOOLISH. THERE'S NO OBJECTIVE REASON FOR THEM TO DO THAT.))23
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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: WE THINK THERE OUGHT TO BE SOME FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. AND WE JUST CAN'T HAVE EXPENDITURES GOING AROUND AUTHORIZING BLANK CHECKS TO EVERYBODY IN GOVERNMENT. WE OUGHT TO HAVE SOME TIGHT RESTRAINTS ON IT. I THINK THAT'S REASONABLE. PLUS, IT'S A TOUGH BUDGET YEAR.))
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The incentive money is just one of about ten issues Allen will be fighting for with the lawmakers by the end of next week.
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HOUSING


ANCHOR=Len
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TAPE#96-11
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Empty buildings are often magnets for crime, but even when they are boarded up, vacant homes can have a negative impact on a neighborhood.
In part two of our series on substandard housing, Joe Dashiell reports on the problem and one group doing something about it.
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((356 Day Avenue burned in January, 1987. The fire killed a six- month- old boy and the building's been vacant ever since.
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((DAN POLLOCK/CITY HOUSING DIRECTOR: WE FELT LIKE ENOUGH WAS ENOUGH AND THAT COMMON SENSE SAID IT'S TIME FOR THIS BUILDING TO BE REMOVED FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD.))
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Much of the siding has been removed. The roof and porch are in disrepair and inspectors say the building has poor structural integrity.
Owner John Kepley has done little to repair the building in the last nine years, but says he still intends to renovate.
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((JOH KEPLEY/PROPERTY OWNER: LET'S HAVE INTEGRITY. LET'S BE ABOVE BOARD. WHAT'S REALLY LAYING BEHIND THE PRESSURE TO TEAR THESE TWO HOUSES DOWN. AND ON AND ON AND ON. WHAT IS IT? TO TEAR DOWN THE HOUSES AND HAVE VACANT LAND?))
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Despite the city's best efforts, vacant houses remain a pervasive problem in old southwest, northwest roanoke and other neighborhoods.
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((FLORINE THORNHILL/NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP PRESIDENT: THIS BLOCK RIGHT HERE, GILMER WAS ONE OF THE WORST BLOCKS OF VACANT HOUSES, SO WE HAVE GOTTEN ONE, TWO, SIX, SEVEN RIGHT HERE IN THIS BLOCK.))
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Florine Thornhill and Louise Penn are longtime officers of the Northwest Neighborhood Environmental Organization... a group that has renovated more than 15 homes, built others from scratch and is now re- claiming a block of Gilmer Avenue.
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((WHAT DO YOU SEE WHEN YOU LOOK AT A HOUSE LIKE THIS. I SEE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A NICE HOME FOR A LOW-INCOME FAMILY.))
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The Northwest Neighborhood Environmental Organization is looking to hire an executive director, recruit more volunteers and expand its efforts.
And keith, the building code appeals board has given the home behind me a reprieve and its owner one more chance to renovate it.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

City-Council


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Some Roanoke democrats met tonight to name candidates for city council seats.
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More than 60 people attended the mass meeting at Patrick Henry High School.
Mayor David Bowers is running for re-election.
He says democrats have a way of pulling together during election time.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: OUR PARTY IS KNOWN AS A PARTY WITH MANY FACTIONS AND DESPAIR IN OPINIONS. BUT EACH TIME DURING ELECTIONS WE, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE COME TOGETHER. ))
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Nelson Harris was nominated for a two- year- term.
Carroll Swain, Jim Trout, and Linda Wyatt were nominated for four- year- terms.
The election is in May.
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Up next on News 7, Robin Reed will be along with the wintry forecast,
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and we'll show you why home is where the heart is takes on a special meaning today in Lynchburg.
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Habitat


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They worked through the night and all day today, and after sixteen hours of hard labor, some Lynchburg volunteers had a new house to show for their efforts.
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The Lynchburg chapter of Habitat for Humanity made the most of this Leap Year Day by building an entire home for one of its needy clients.
Dozens of volunteers worked from midnight until late this afternoon to construct the house for Fontaine Howard and her three- year- old daughter.
It was cold, hard work, but nobody was complaining.
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((DARYL GAYLOR/VOLUNTEER BUILDER: EVERYBODY'S PITCHING IN, WHEN WE COME INTO EVERY PHASE, WE HAVE A BUNCH OF PEOPLE, EXPERIENCED PEOPLE, AND VOLUNTEERS COME IN AND THE COMMUNITY'S REALLY PULLED TOGETHER TO GET THIS PROJECT AND DO A GOOD JOB.)) ((KEVIN CAMPBELL/LYNCHBURG HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: PROFESSIONALLY, I THINK HABITAT IN LYNCHBURG HAS TREMENDOUS SUPPORT COMPARED TO OTHER PLACES, BOTH IN THE PROFESSIONAL BUILDING COMMUNITY AND THEN IN THIS CASE, WITH MOORE'S DONATING THE MATERIALS FOR THE HOUSE IS A REALLY BIG BOOST.))
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A closing ceremony was scheduled for 11 tonight, where Howard was to be given the official deed to her new home.
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S-Stuff


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Lots of hoopla on this Thursday night as the Hokies win their 21st game of the season on the senior night.
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go to pinnacle board
Plus Roanoke advances in the NCAA's with a record setting performance.
Fleming and Northside move on to state play.
Radford bows out of the Big South.
Highlights from a total 8 games coming up after this quick break.
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go to break

S-Roanoke


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WRITER=Steve
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The Roanoke mens basketball team broke the NCAA Division III tournament record Wednesday night for points scored in a game. The Maroons beat Shenandoah 128 to 110 at the Bast center.
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The NCAA tourney win marks the first for Roanoke College since page Moir took over the program 7 years ago.
Roanoke had 7 players score in double figures and the Maroons shot over 73 percent from 3 point land in the first half.
Jason Bishop led Roanoke with a career high 32 points, including this trey. The 23 and 4 Maroons led 68-51 at the half!
The 1 thousand 356 fans in attendance also watched The Hornets score 110 points. Al White scored 33 to lead Shenandoah.
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But Roanoke was too much. The maroons were 13 for 20 from behind the arc and shot 52 percent on the night. Roanoke sets the NCAA post season record with 128 points.
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((PAGE MOIR/FIRST NCAA TOURNEY WIN:)) ((JASON BISHOP/SHOT 4 FOR 5 FROM THREE POINTERS:))
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SS=Hold NCAA


Roanoke will play at home this Saturday at 7:30 against Hendrix College.

The other ODAC teams bowed out last night as Millsaps beat Bridgewater 83-to-72.
And Randolph-Mason lost to Christopher Newport 66-to-57.

S-Tech


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NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
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The Virginia Tech closed out the regular season last night with a 70 to 61 win over Atlantic 10 rival Xavier at the Cassell.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg/A-10 Network; :00


It was seniors' night at the Cassell as Shawn Good and the other 3 seniors played their final home game.
Shawn's parents came all the way from Indiana for the game.
And their son would get Tech off to a quick start as get the first Hokie hoop on this driving left handed layin.
But Tech struggled in the first half. Gary Lumpkin drops in the three pointer and Xavier takes the lead.
In fact the Hokies were down by 6 with 5:40 to go, when they reeled off 14 straight. Troy Manns triple put the HOkies in front to stay and gave them an 8 point halftime lead.
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Senior Travis Jackson led the way with 17 points as the Hokies move to 21-and-4 on the season with the 70-to-61 win over Xavier.
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SS=hold a-10


The bad news for Tech last night was that George Washington beat Rhode Island 76-to-72 to keep Tech in second in their division.

S-Liberty


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB96-3
GRAPHIC=Big South


The first round of the Big south ended tonight with Liberty and U-M-B-C fighting for another day on the hardwood.
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The Vines center was rocking tonight as the two teams prepared for the tipoff.
The first half belong to the Flames. Peter Aluma takes it inside for the two hand jam the Flame's led 7 to 1.
Tony Thompson was the man for U-M-B-C he hits the turn around jumper but U-M-B-C trailed at the half by two.
Liberty turned it up a notch in the second half the Flames taking it hard to the hoop.
The Flames outscored U-M-B-C by SUPER=33-Liberty/=74/UMBC/=52;20 in the

second half and Liberty gets the 74 to 52 win and a spot in the tournaments semi finals.
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S-Radford


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-1
GRAPHIC=big south tourney


This afternoon Radford was knocked out of the event in the first round for the first time in 7 years.
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Playing in the second game of the day against a Charleston Southern team that had beaten them twice in the Regular season, Radford played a little sloppily.
Corey reed's pass is picked off by Brett Larrick, who drives in for the one handed jam as Charleston takes a lead in the first half.
Radford came back to lead by 6 at halftime, and then in the second half Jason Lansdown hit s the shot to keep RU in front.
But Southern would take a three point lead late in the game, and Radford needed a 3 to win it.
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Lansdown's heave from the right wing rims out, and Radford is knocked out in the first round for the first time in 7 years falling 55-TO-52.
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SS=hold big south


Also today UNC-Greensboro beat Coastal Carolina, and UNC Asheville eliminated Winthrop.

S-Fleming


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NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-2
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On to the high school ranks where James Stokes hit 2 free throws with 1 point 8 seconds to go to give Fleming a 60-to-58 win over Potomac.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Potomac vs. Fleming; :00


It was a party atmosphere at Colonels' gym tonight as Fleming trotted on to the floor looking to stop the state's sixth ranked team the 21-and-1 Potomac Panthers.
And the big men would get it done for the Colonels. Sterling Tate takes the feed from Brad Dunleavy and banks in the hoop off the window.
Then James Stokes cleared the dance floor and took another Dunleavy assist and powered up up over the defense for the bucket and the foul.
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Stokes would lead the Fleming attack with 25 points as Fleming earns a spot in the state tournament.
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The Colonels will next play for the Regional title Saturday night at GW Danville.
The Eagles beat Woodbridge 59-to-47.

S-Pulaski


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It was the cats versus the dogs tonight in Pulaski County as the Lady Cougars escaped with one of their 9 lives and a 63-62 win over Hylton, advancing to the Northwest Regional final.
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The Lady Cougars were on the prowl in search of a state tourney berth.
Lisa Skeens gets things started, taking advantage of the matador defense for the easy bucket.
But the Lady Bulldogs went on a run to end the first quarter, led by Kristen Shaffer, who knocks down the baseline jumper.
Then watch Skeens find Mary Bishop. SUPER=33-Pulaski Co./=63/Hylton/=62;

She nails the foul line J and the Cougars advance with the 63 to 62 win.
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Sports Tease


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Still to come we'll have more basketball action plus a couple of quick football notes
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as Neil takes a big bite out of the Big Apple.
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S-Northside


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The Northside Vikings have advanced to the Region Three championship game with a 50 to 49 win over Fieldale-Collinsville.
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The Cavaliers and Vikings hooking up for the first time in the Semi-final game.
Fieldale's big men crashing the boards big man Brad Harmon goes in and puts it in for the easy basket the Cavaliers took the early lead.
But Northside's Ben Peete took over Pete pulls up and nails this three pointer for two of his 20 points.
The Vikings held off the bigger
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victory and a spot in the state playoffs.
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S-Demons


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In Region 4 action down in Christiansburg, the Blue Demons came up a little short against Virginia High.
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Gerald Thompson watched the Bearcats break open a close game in the 4th quarter.
Damon Peters scores 2 of his game high 17 along the baseline to start a 23 to 8 run.
Eric Lucas did his part to keep the Demons in it. He strokes the J in the lane.
But Virginia starts to pull away. SUPER=33-Virginia/=53/Christiansburg/=

36; Joey Roller gets the friendly bounce on the trey and Christiansburg's season comes to an end 53 to 36.
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S-Jets


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Neil O'Donnell left the steel city to fly with the Jets yesterday.
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The free agent quarterback who spent the past six years with the Steelers, signed a five year $25 million dollar contract with the worst team in the NFL last season.
O'Donnell is from upstate New York and says he always dreamed of coming home.
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S-Chargers


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Also last night the San Diego Chargers released star running back Natron Means.
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