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Coming up-
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It's wildlife versus new housing in Roanoke County-
A police shootout is caught on tape. We'll show you the dramatic video.
The cockpit voice recording is released from that F-16 that came close to a passenger jet.
Plus who says it's man's work. We'll meet a female firefighter.
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News 7 is next.

Newsbreak


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Good Evening.
New Housing or a place to save wildlife.
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That's the fight brewing in Roanoke County. The problem- the land is privately owned and can be sold.
But the woman who lives on the land is fighting. She wants to save the Virginia Wildlife Rescue.
Cockpit voice recorders are released from that F-16 jet that flew too close to a commercial plane.
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A shootout is caught on tape by a police car camera.
We'll show you the video.
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And another warm day ahead. Robin Reed will have the forecast.
Join us at eleven.

Wildlife-rescue


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The Roanoke Wildlife Rescue Agency shelters and rehabilitates injured wildlife, and then releases the animals to the wild--
But if a last ditch fundraising attempt doesn't succeed, the animals, and the agency will be without a place to go.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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SUPER=01-Dorothy Runion/Roanoke Wildlife Rescue Dir.; :25
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(( Dorothy Runion and her volunteer staff operate out of a house owned by Runion's 97 year old Grandmother.
But the agency may have to move, or shut down altogether because the house, and the 23 acres used by the non-profit agency are set to be sold to Strauss Construction for residential development.
Dorothy Runion's father has power of attorney for his mother and he wants to go through with the sale. file tape
He is Frank Helvestine-- the same man who has been charged with first degree murder in a 20 year old bombing case.
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((THIS IS MY GRANDMOTHER'S PROPERTY. AND SHE WAS VERY MUCH IN FAVOR OF US DOING WILDLIFE HERE. AND SHE GAVE ME ALL REASON TO BELIEVE I WOULD BE HERE FOREVER))
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But it's looking like the agency won't be there much longer.
Although Runion has used a civil suit to delay the sale for the past year, the case is set to be heard next month.
Both veterinarians and animal control officials say the the agency performs a vital service to the community.
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((WHAT WOULD I HAVE TO DO IF IT WEREN'T FOR THEM? I'D PROBABLY HAVE TO DESTROY MOST OF THE WILDLIFE THAT COMES IN. 'CAUSE I DON'T HAVE THE FACILITIES FOR IT. NOR DO WE HAVE THEIR TECHNOLOGY, AND THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH WILDLIFE.))
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((LINDA JENNINGS/VETERINARIAN: RAISING WILD ANIMALS IS A REAL ART. YOU NEED THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT. AND PEOPLE WHO ARE USED TO HANDLING ANIMALS LIKE THAT.))
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Runion and her volunteers are now counting on the community to help them raise 1 hundred and 50 thousand dollars to make a counter offer on the property. But they fear they may already be too late.
Andrew Freiden, News7.

Explosion


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Investigators are trying to figure out what caused an explosion that killed one man and severely injured another this morning in Campbell County.
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Authorities say two workers at W-E-L Incorporated in Concord were dismantling an old underground fuel tank when one end of the tank exploded.
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((SGT. GERALD WILLIAMSON/VA STATE POLICE: APPARENTLY THERE WAS SOME RESIDUE LEFT INSIDE OF THE TANK, AND THE TANK EXPLODED, INJURING BOTH EMPLOYEES, ONE FATALLY AND THE OTHER VERY SERIOUSLY.))
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25-year old James Earl Garrett of Madison Heights was killed instantly.
33-year old Jeffrey Thomas Falls of Lynchburg was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center where he's listed in critical condition.
Authorities say it's possible heat from a propane torch the men were using to cut the tank caused it to explode.
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Tank-Explosion


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WIPE-WIPE-WIPE
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SUPER=03-Danville;


No one was hurt when an oil storage tank caught fire this afternoon in Danville.
A construction crew was dismantling the tank with a cutting torch when it ignited.
Fire officials say the oil tank was empty but contained fumes and oil residue.
The tanks were housed behind the former Minter oil company on Fitzgerald street.
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Ok-Bombing


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Two key witnesses say Tim McVeigh was not alone when he allegedly rented a Ryder Truck.
Dave Fehling reports from pretrial hearings in the Oklahoma City Bombing case.
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((The pre-trial hearing focused on the junction city body shop that rents Ryder trucks. The owner, the secretary and another employee say it was timothy McVeigh who plunked down 280 dollars in cash to rent a truck that the government says was used in the bombing.
SCOTT MENDELOFF/GOVERNMENT PROSECUTOR: WE NEVER SAID A SECOND SUSPECT HAS BEEN RULED OUT OR IN.
The prosecution has six eyewitnesses. In addition to the three at the body shop, there is a man who supposedly sold gas to McVeigh for the Ryder truck, another who says McVeigh inquired about buying fuel supposedly to make the bomb, and a sixth who said he sold terry nichols the fertilizer allegedly used to concoct the explosive. Dave Fehling CBS News, Denver.))


Brooks


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Murder suspect Ronnie Lee Brooks was no stranger to domestic conflict, when he allegedly shot and killed his ex-girlfriend ten days ago.
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Brooks was charged with first-degree murder yesterday- -the same day he was released from the hospital.
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Police say he turned the gun on himself after he shot Liza Sizemore.
It was just one month ago Brooks was in trouble over a phone call to his brother-in-law.
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((JUDGE PHILIP TROMPETER/ROANOKE CO. DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT: USE OBSCENE, VULGAR, PROFANE, LEWD, LASCIVIOUS OR INDECENT LANGUAGE TO MAKE AN OBSCENE SUGGESTION OF PROPOSAL TO OR THREATEN OR MAKE AN ILLEGAL OR IMMORAL ACT WITH THE INTENT TO COERCE OR INTIMIDATE CHRIS WILLIAMS, YOUR BROTHER IN LAW OVER THE TELEPHONE.))
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Brooks is also charged with "curse and abuse" of his mother, Jean Brooks, earlier this month.
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, we'll have the story of one local firefighter who is breaking the gender barrier,
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And we'll see what happened when a gun battle between police officers and two suspects is caught on tape.
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Shootout


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A shootout is caught on tape in Ohio- from a camera inside a police car.
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Cops pulled this truck over on a routine stop.
One suspect was in the police car talking to officers when he suddenly got out-
Police jumped out after him.
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One suspect fired at police with a semi-automatic weapon and took off on foot.
The driver escaped but later shot at a police car that was after him.
Neither the suspects nor police were hurt but a passing motorist was shot in the shoulder.
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Police hope the tape will help them track down the suspects.

F-16


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The airforce released the cockpit tape from that F-16 that came close to a commercial jetliner.
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It reveals the pilot had EARLY warning that a Nation's Air 727 was in his airspace.
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The F-16 closed on the passenger plane.
For THREE MINUTES, it pursued and tail-gated the jet.
The 727 took evasive action after its warning system signaled a possible mid-air collision.
The Air Force says the action was completely legal.
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((MAJ GEN DONALD PETERSON/U.S. AIR FORCE: IF YOU'RE ASKING ME IF THE INTERCEPT WAS RUN IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGULATIONS AND GUIDANCE, I WILL SAY THAT IT WAS, AND IT WAS COMPLETELY LEGITIMATE TO DO THAT.))
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The Air Force did NOT say why the pilot got within one THOUSAND feet of a commercial airliner.
But, NTSB investigators said it was a military mistake that posed an unnecessary risk.
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Starr


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The Whitewater prosecutor is stepping down-
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to become dean of Pepperdine Law School in California.
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((KENNETH STARR/WHITEWATER PROSECUTOR: MY VIEW IS THE INVESTIGATION IS GOING FORWARD. WE'RE CONTINUING TO GET AND ACCESS THE FACTS.))
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((RICHARD ROTHSTEIN/LEGAL ANALYST: WHAT IT SAYS TO ME IS IF THERE WAS A BIG PAYOFF ABOUT TO TAKE PLACE, HIGH LEVEL INDICTMENTS AFTER SO MANY YEARS OF INVESTIGATIONS, THE TOP MAN WOULD NOT BE JUMPING SHIP.))
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Starr's victories include a jury finding businessman James McDougal and his ex-wife Susan guilty of fraud.
Both were involved in the Whitewater land deal- that included the Clintons as partners.
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Women-Firefighter


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**Note Anchor Tag**
Women are wearing many different hats in the workplace these days.
They're doing jobs traditionally thought of as man's work.
But as these barriers fall, new challenges arise.
In the first in a series of profiles on Women at Work, Denise Allen introduces us to a rare find--a female firefighter.
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((Women getting paid to fight fire is still an unusual occurrence.
While many communities have professional female emergency medical personnel, very few women hold the title of professional fire fighter.
Penny Firestone is currently the only paid female fire fighter in the Roanoke Valley.
Fire departments are steeped in tradition--an all-male tradition.
Penny says it took a couple of years to prove herself.
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((PENNY FIRESTONE/SALEM FIRE FIGHTER: IT'S DIFFICULT BEING A FIRE FIGHTER. IT'S VERY PHYSICALLY DEMANDING WEARING THE TURNOUT GEAR AND YOU HAVE TO REALLY BE VERY SKILLFUL IN KNOWING WHAT YOU NEED TO DO. YOU HAVE A LOT OF OBSTACLES WHEN YOU ENTER A BURNING BUILDING. YOU CAN'T SEE. IT'S DIFFICULT TO SEE WHAT'S GOING ON AND YOU'RE GOING INTO A STRANGE PLACE YOU'VE NEVER BEEN BEFORE.))
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Economists say women are entering traditionally male jobs because that's where the money is.
Drucilla Barker says the work place is segregated by gender and the lower paying jobs are historically held by women. PRE PRO
For example 99-percent of dental hygienists are female, while 80-percent of dentists are men.
And 78-percent of all medical doctors are men, while 95-percent of all registered nurses are women.
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((DRUCILLA BARKER/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS: FOR EVERY DOLLAR A MAN EARNS A WOMAN EARNS 73 CENTS. SO MEN EARN A MEDIAN INCOME OF 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS. WOMEN EARN A MEDIAN INCOME OF JUST UNDER 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS.))
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((TWO THIRDS OF ALL THE POOR PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES ARE WOMEN. SO IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE FOR WOMEN HEADS OF HOUSEHOLDS.))
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DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: BARKER SAYS THE WAGE GAP IS SHRINKING, BUT THE NUMBER WOMEN ENTERING TRADITIONALLY MALE JOBS IS STILL SMALL.
WHILE THE NUMBER IS SMALL, THE ADVENT OF WOMEN JUDGES, PLUMBERS AND FIRE FIGHTERS IS PROMPTING SOCIETY TO CHANGE ITS VIEW ON WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A WOMAN AT WORK.
THAT'S EVEN TRUE IN THE FIREHOUSE.
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((CAPT. RAY BRISTOW/SALEM FIRE DEPT.: WHEN YOU SEE A PERSON IN TURNOUT GEAR AND THEY'RE GOING TO FIGHT A FIRE YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHETHER THAT'S A WOMAN INSIDE THAT TURNOUT GEAR OR A MAN. YOU SEE AN INDIVIDUAL THERE TO DO A JOB .))
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((PENNY FIRESTONE: YOU HAVE TO DO IT THAT WAY TOGETHER TO GET THE WHOLE OBJECTIVE MET. IF ONE PERSON HAD TO CLEAN THE ENTIRE BUILDING AND ONE PERSON HAD TO FIGHT A FIRE IT WOULDN'T GET DONE.))
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Penny says cooperation, patience and a willingness to learn helped her tackle the gender barrier.
Denise Allen News 7.)) Fullscreen Women at Work
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The title newspaper editor-in-chief strikes up images of a man smoking a cigar.
But one Roanoke woman has held that title for more than two decades.
Tomorrow Denise Allen goes on the job with publisher Claudia Whitworth, in part two of Women At Work.

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Stay with us,
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we'll tell you why some Eagle Rock residents want Botetourt County and the state to build a bridge between their financial differences.
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Budget-Preview


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They have a midnight deadline to finish their work... but one item will surely please state workers.
The eight person House and Senate budget conference committee is predicting at least four percent across the board raises.
College professors could get up to a seven percent raise.
Governor George Allen's budget had NO further pay increase planned.
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Budget negotiators say they expect state workers to be smiling.
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The four delegates and four senators must also hammer out differences on issues like Mary Baldwin's V-WIL program.
Republican Senator William Wampler of Bristol is the only voice of southwest Virginia in the negotiations... replacing Congressman Virgil Goode on the committee.
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Boty-Supers


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People in Eagle Rock say they still have hope but at this point they don't have any promises when it comes to their bridge.
Scott Prince has more.
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(( Some say the Eagle Rock bridge is more than just a metal structure.
THEY believe it represents a bridge to the future.
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((PATTI COFFEY/EAGLE ROCK RESIDENT: WE NEED THE BRIDGE. WE WANT TO KEEP IT. AND WE'LL FIGHT. WE'LL FIGHT HARD TO SAVE IT. ))
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But the decision will ultimately be made by the Board of Supervisors.
Members were given a proposal by the Virginia Department of Transportation.
But it isn't the plan the board was hoping for.
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((JOHN SHIFLETT/BOTETOURT COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: ON OUR OWN, WE'D HAVE A BETTER DEAL THAN THIS DEAL. ))
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Here's the proposal.
VDOT offers to put up 1- point- 2- 5 million dollars... which is half the amount it would take to rebuild the bridge.
The county would then that match that amount.
But there's a sizeable hitch... only a quarter of the state money is guaranteed.
That means Botetourt County could end up paying much more for the bridge. Stand up
There's another catch.
If the board decides to accept this current proposal, the county would be forced to fund repairs to this bridge in Iron Gate. This bridge only serves one Botetourt County family and about a half dozen in Alleghany County. The cost of this project alone is estimated between two and three million dollars. End stand up
Eagle Rock residents believe their bridge is worth saving at any cost.
They point to the dangers of Route 43... which would represent the only way in and out of the town if the bridge was lost. NAT SOUND
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Many are afraid to drive on the road because of the frequency of rock slides.
Despite all of their struggles residents have received no concrete promises from the Board of Supervisors.
But they will get an answer soon.
The board must vote on the state proposal by March 21st.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Botetourt County. Wx-Tape
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S-Score


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Highlights from 3 college games, and six high school tournament showdowns coming up tonight in sports.
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But first, the Magic made Brian HIll disappear tonight as Orlando fired the head coach who took then to the NBa finals just two years ago.
Assistant Richie Adubato takes over on an interim basis a team that has lost 5 straight. Now your numbers.
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S-Tech


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The Virginia Tech Hokies fell at the Cassell last night in a late Atlantic 10 game with Temple.
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Bobby Hussey, Bill Foster and Chris Ferguson looked a little tight before the tip knowing they needed a win last night to keep their NIT hopes alive.
And Troy Manns would provide an early spark with the awesome dribble drive between defenders and to the rack for the hoop.
Manns would have the hot hand the entire first half, as he hits the three pointer Temple led by 2 at the half.
But John Cheney's bunch would get some breathing room in the second half
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as they win the defensive struggle 45 to 41. The Hokies are now 13-and-12 on the year.
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S-Duke


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WRITER=Mike
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A big showdown in the ACC last night as Duke hosted Clemson in a battle of top ten members.
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SUPER=03-Durham, NC/Clemson vs. Duke; :00


Duke had the home court advantage and the hot hand in this one as Arman wallace rips the three pointer from the top of the key for the Duke lead.
Then watch this, Ricky Price penetrates in the paint and dishes to Greg Newton for the monster slam.
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The Blue Devils stay in first in the ACC with the 84 to 77 win.
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S-Roanoke


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In Women's ODAC action, Roanoke beat Emory and Henry 82-45 over at the Bast center in Salem to push its win streak to 22 straight.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Wasps vs. Maroons; :00


Last night marked the final home game for three special local products. Seniors Amthey Athey of Cave Spring, William Byrd's Ashley McCallum, and Blacksburg's Suzanne Moore all big contributors to the lady maroons 22 and 1 record and 18 and OH in the ODAC.
All three would score in double figures last night. Ahtey notches 2 of her 11 in the first half on this play. The Lady Wasps always come to
play. Sallie Lefter collects the SUPER=33-Roanoke/82/Emory & Henry/45;

rebound and scores on the short jumper.
Athey also scored her 1 thousandth career point on this play, her 8th point of the game. The game was stopped momentarily while she was honored and Roanoke coasts to the 82-45 win.
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S-Cave


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GRAPHIC=High school hoops


Cave Spring topped Franklin County 79-57 in the Roanoke Valley district play in game.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Eagles vs. Knights; :00


In the second half, 6'6" Cave Spring senior Alex Phillips was on the money, scoring this deuce from under the iron for 2 of his team high 16 points.
The Eagles answer with the perfectly executed inbounds play. Jason Sawyers scores with a little help from the window.
The Knights put the game away from the perimeter. Ricky Dierker dishes to
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Mark Snodgrass. he buries the trey from the corner and Cave Spring advances to a RVD semi final match up with William Fleming Thursday at the Salem Civic Center.
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S-Blue


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WRITER=Mike
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The Blue Ridge District held its semi-finals last night at home sites around the area.
Byrd beat Rockbridge County by 4 in overtime, Northside needed an overtime to beat Alleghany, and Salem topped Christiansburg 68-to-55.

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Three big first round games were on tap tonight in Wytheville as the Mountain Empire district opened up its district extravaganza.
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SUPER=03-Wytheville/Galax vs. Pocahontas; :00


The Maroon Tide's Ken Ross gave his players their final pep talk to start the second half.
And the players actually listened. B.B. Brown gets the bounce pass to Michael Shumate for the turnaround jumper and the Tide is up by 11.
The Indians cut the lead to seven with Barry Thompson picking up the loose ball and converting it into a bucket with 3 minutes left in the game.
With just 18 seconds left, Galax's Scott Hall ices the win with the hoop and the foul. Galax wins it 58-to-48 over Pocahontas.
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In the second game, cross county rivals Bland and Rocky Gap hooked up in an emotionally charged showdown.
And watch Rocky Gap's Matthew Akers soar in for the layin and a one point lead for the Eagles.
Bland would tie the game late in the third period as Lee Meadows drains the jumper to make it 31-all.
Bland would go on its own run in the third quarter. Jeremiah Tate's basket gives the Rockets the lead and the win as they advance with the 65-to-50 win.
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In the nightcap the Ft. Chiswell Pioneers met the Narrows Green Wave.
Narrows would keep this one close in the first quarter as Dallas St. Clair shoots the jumper to cut the Pioneers lead to 3.
But Ft. Chiswell's defense played huge. Derrick Jackson gets this steal and brings it down for the hoop, as Ft. Chiswell beats Narrows ___ to ____.
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And finally let's head up to Blacksburg the site of last night's Three Rivers district quarterfinals.
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In the opener, Giles came out in the second half looking to build on an 8 point lead as Landon Cassidy drives inside, misses the shot, but Adam Jones gets the board and the bucket.
The Shawnees tried to keep things from getting out of hand as Chad Basham finds Simon Jones underneath. He gets the hoop and the harm.
But the Spartans ball handling helped Giles blow it wide open as Ben Brown coverts the hoop and Giles wins it 71-to-44.
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In the nightcap, Rick Cormany and his Bobcats were looking to knock off the Auburn Eagles.
But the Eagles would get on the board first as Ryan Nolan finds Adam Loveday underneath for the layin.
Radford would fight back with Andrew Crowder passing to Adam Artrip - who drains the 3 to put the Bobcats in front.
The Bobcats continued to press as the defense gets the turnover and Tony Hash gets the layin. And Radford wins it with ease The semi-finals are set for Thursday night.
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Still to come tonight, a couple of Tech wrestlers went to the
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mat this evening and set individual wins for the most wins in a season.
That story right after this.
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The Virginia Tech wrestling team improved its record to 9-and-6 on the season tonight with an easy 35-to-9 win over Carson Newman.
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The Hokies also had two wrestlers set records for the most wins in a season as senior co-captain John Dattalo, the ninth ranked grappler in the nation at 167 pounds pinned Andy Yoerger for his 36th win of the season.
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True freshman Eric Hall also broke the all-time single season victory mark as (-------------) the 158 pounder improved his seasonal record to 36-and-8.