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Coming up-
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A verdict just in for the man accused in a fatal shooting that stemmed from a love triangle-
A fight in Bedford County ends in a deadly fire.
Using pigs to help patients. It's the latest research at Tech.
Plus you could own one of Princess Diana's gowns-
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News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
A third-degree murder verdict for millionaire John Dupont-
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but the jury found him mentally ill. He could face 40 years in prison but may serve part of it in a mental hospital.
Dupont fatally shot wrestler David Schultz..
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((NANCY SCHULTZ/WIDOW: IT IS COMFORTING OT KNOW DUPONT IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW AND HE MUST NOW BE HELD REPSONSIBLE FOR DAVID'S MURDER.))
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Some cutting edge research at Virginia Tech- Scientists are using pig milk that may eventually help people with hemophilia and stroke victims.
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Join us for News 7 after the movie.

Wiley


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A Roanoke jury rejected Cepada (se-PAY-da) Wiley's self defense argument tonight, finding him guilty of voluntary manslaughter.
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Wiley shot and killed Jesse Ferguson last July fourth, after Ferguson fought with Wiley's brother over a woman.
In closing arguments this evening, the defense said Wiley was protecting his life, the prosecution disagreed.
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((ALTON PRILLAMAN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; AND IF YOU BELIEVE THAT HE WAS IN FEAR OF BODILY HARM, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN YOU HAVE A DUTY TO DO, AND THAT IS TO TURN CEPADA WILEY LOOSE BECAUSE HE DID WHAT THE LAW ALLOWED HIM TO DO. 11:04:08 TOM BOWERS/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WHETHER IT WAS A WARNING SHOT OR WHATEVER, THEY SHOT A GUN AND THEN THEY TEAMED UP, GRABBED THEIR PREY, AND SET HIM UP FOR THE KILL. DON'T LET THE LAWLESS HIDE BEHIND THE LAW.))
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The judge threw out a first degree murder charge, saying there was no premeditation.
The jury had a choice of second degree murder, manslaughter, or not guilty.
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((VOICE OF: JUDGE ROBERT DOUGHERTY; WE THE JURY ON THE ISSUE JOINED UNANIMOUSLY FIND THE DEFENDENT CEPADA REYNALDO WILEY GUILTY OF VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER;))
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The jury will decide on Wiley's sentence tomorrow morning.

Bedford-Fire


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A dispute between members of a Moneta family ended with a deadly house fire this morning.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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(( Fire crews called to the scene on Route 24 near Moneta were greeted with a column of black smoke rising into the sky.
It had taken just a few minutes for this cinder block building to go up in flames, trapping its owner inside.
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Authorities say around 11 a-m, 65- year- old William Hall had argued with his wife and assaulted his 11- year- old son with a knife.
His wife called police, but by the time they arrived, Hall had reportedly taken a propane tank and lamp oil inside the house and set the building on fire, with himself inside.
It would be another four hours before crews recovered what they believed was his body.
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Police have not said what might have prompted the family dispute, but add they'd been called to the residence several times before.
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((More than seven hours after the blaze was first reported, fire crews were still on the scene, hosing down hot spots in the smoldering rubble. Meanwhile, William Hall's body has been sent to Roanoke where officials hope an autopsy can provide a positive identification. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))
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Cruz


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Not one- -but TWO- -convicted drug traffickers have been living in our midst.
Keith Humphry reported on Javier Cruz, the convicted killer and drug runner who became a government informant.
Tonight he has more.
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The high- profile nightclub he ran on 419 may have made him a much more visible member of the community... certainly more so than federal authorities would have liked.
Cruz lived in the Clearbrook area of the county for four years, but he was not the only highly- placed drug informant in town.
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Drug Enforcement Officials say Leo Rivera-Ruiz had been the Cali Cartel's cocaine connection in New York City.
He shipped thousands of kilos of coke at a time. Cruz actually worked for Rivera.
Once they were in custody, the pair was housed in special quarters atop the county jail.
The Sixth Floor happens to have just two cells.
In order to re-establish contact with their suppliers, the government set up a high-tech telephone line for Rivera and Cruz.
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((WITH THE COOPERATION OF LOCAL PHONE COMPANIES IN FLORIDA, GEORGIA AND ON UP THE EAST COAST- -ALL THE WAY TO BOTETOURT- -THEY MANAGED TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE LOCAL HONE CALLS WERE BEING MADE IN MIAMI, WHEN IN FACT THEY CAME FROM THE SIXTH FLOOR OF THE COUNTY JAIL IN JAIL.))
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Over six years, they processed 47-million dollars in drug profits... keeping a commission of six or seven percent... that helped pay for the investigation.
Javier Cruz was bailed out and sent to Columbia where he set up a import export business.
He sent home pictures of drug traffickers loading submarines to smuggle cocaine into this country.
The government credits Rivera and Cruz with an enormous windfall of drug trafficking intelligence.
But was it worth the risk to the Roanoke community?
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((THERE WAS NEVER ANY HARM TO ANY INDIVIDUAL. BOTH OF THESE INDIVIDUALS OPERATED SAFELY, NEITHER INVITING THAT KIND OF VIOLENT ACTIVITY.... And yet Mr. Gruden pointed out these are ruthless individuals, the folks who are in charge of this operation, and so it would stand to reason they would have reason to be ruthless here. THAT'S CERTAINLY TRUE ANY PLACE IN THE COUNTRY.))
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Dupont


ANCHOR=Jean
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Jurors found millionaire John Dupont guilty of third-degree murder
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But the jury also found Dupont is mentally ill.
He could face 40 years in prison but may serve part of it in a mental hospital.
Dupont fatally shot 36 year old world class wrestler David Schultz.
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((NANCY SCHULTZ/WIDOW: IT IS COMFORTING OT KNOW DUPONT IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW AND HE MUST NOW BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR DAVID'S MURDER.)) 18:13:08 ((I'M PLEASED WITH THE VERDICT. IT COULD'VE BEEN A LOT WORSE OBVIOUSLY IT COULD'VE BEEN BETTER BUT THE JURY WORKED VERY HARD.))
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The third degree verdict means juror thought Dupont acted with malice but not pre-meditation.
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Truck-Update


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The FBI's nationwide search for a U-Haul truck is over-
Officials feared the truck contained bomb making components but it turns out it was only baking soda.
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Witnesses at a Texas gas station said two men loaded what looked like diesel fuel and fertilizer into the truck.
Terrorists used a bomb made of those components to blow up the federal building in Oklahoma City.
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A federal law official said containers in the truck held baking soda for use as scrubbing floors.
The FBI has now dropped its terrorist threat advisory.

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When our newscast continues, we'll tell you why the state Board of Education is making it harder for students to get their diplomas,
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And we'll see why some Virginia Tech researchers think this little piggy could hold the key to helping solve some of man's health problems.
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Sheep cloning in Scotland is grabbing the limelight, when it comes to genetic animal research.
But similar research in Blacksburg is quietly gaining respect-- with PIGS as the main focus.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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(( These pigs aren't just farm animals.
Virginia Tech researchers are using them as living protein factories.
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They have genetically altered pigs that produce milk with high concentrations of human proteins that Hemophiliacs lack.
And their research was just published in January's Scientific American.
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((WE CONSTRUCT A GENE THAT CAN BE INSERTED INTO THE PIG EMBRYO, AND THIS GENE IS VERY SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO TURN ON ONLY IN THE MAMMARY GLAND, DURING LACTATION.))
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The proteins can be removed from the milk, purified, and injected directly into a human patient's bloodstream.
Bill Velander says the same proteins can be harvested from large amounts of human plasma, but the process is extremely costly.
The American Red Cross is funding the study as a safer alternative--
Human plasma donors can transmit HIV or another virus, whereas Velander says the pigs can't host any viruses that will infect humans.
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((THE TRANSGENIC ANIMAL RESEARCH GROUP HOPES THAT IN ABOUT ONE YEAR, A PIG LIKE THIS ONE WILL BE PRODUCING VITAL HUMAN PROTEINS. ANDREW FREIDEN, NEWS7.))
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Eagle-Rock


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Botetourt County officials say the deal is better.... but they're still not COMPLETELY satisfied with a V-DOT proposal to save the Eagle Rock Bridge.
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If the Board of Supervisors agrees on the new plan, the county would NOT be forced to fund repairs to an additional bridge in Iron Gate... which had been one of the stipulations of the original VDOT proposal.
One aspect has not changed, however.
VDOT is still asking the county to put up at least one and a quarter million dollars to fix the Eagle Rock Bridge.
But that figure could turn out to be much higher, depending on state funds.
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Board-Education


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Virginia's Board of Education is making it harder to graduate high school.
Students will have to pass a new statewide test before earning a diploma.
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The board approved plans to have students do more work in the core curriculum before graduating.
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((RICHARD LAPOINTE/STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF INSTRUCTION: I'VE ALSO BELIEVED THAT THEY SHOULD FOCUS ON HIGHER ACADEMIC ATTAINMENT BY STUDENTS IN HISTORY, ENGLISH, MATH AND SCIENCE AND THAT THE IMPACT OF IMPLEMENTING THESE PROPOSALS WOULD BE A BETTER EDUCATION FOR ALL OF VIRGINIA'S STUDENTS.))
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The new requirements will be for all students, including those taking advanced courses.
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Credit


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Do you spend too much paying charge card bills?
If you do, you're not alone.
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The average balance for American households is between six and seven thousand dollars.
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The average interest paid a year- one thousand dollars- often more than a family's phone or electric bills.
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((STEPHEN BROBECK/CONSUMER FEDERATION OF AMERICA: BOTH CONSUMERS AND CREDITORS SHARE THAT RESPONSIBILITY FOR DEBT BUILDERS. AFTER ALL NO ONE FORCED DEBTORS TO ACCEPT CARDS AND SPEND ON THEM. BUT ISSUERS MUST ALSO ACCEPT MUCH RESPONSIBILITY BECAUSE OF THEIR EXTENSIVE AND RELENTLESS EFFORTS TO PERSUADE CONSUMERS TO ACCEPT AND USE THE CARDS.))
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Brobeck says Americans charged more than one trillion dollars last year.

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Stay with us, we'll check out our local connection to tomorrow night's Grammy awards,
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and she's not giving the shirt off her back, but it's close. We'll explain what's up with Princess Diana coming up a little later in our broadcast.
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Grammies


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
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One nomination would be noteworthy, but in this year's Grammy competition, Franklin County claims two.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell talks with record producer Tim Austin and bluegrass musician Dale Perry.
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((Tracy Chapman is hoping to collect a Grammy.
So is Tim Austin.
The group Smashing Pumpkins is still in the running.
And So is Dale Perry.
Austin and Perry may not have aisle seats Wednesday Night, but they will be in the audience as nominees for two different Grammy Awards.
Tim and Debbie Austin run Doobie Shea studios near Boones Mill. The first project on their own label, and the last bluegrass recording before their old studio burned to the ground... "The Stanley Tradition" has been a blessing.
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Dale Perry plays bass for Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, nominated in the Southern Gospel Category.
The band has won many national bluegrass awards, but this would be their first grammy.
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The competition in both categories is tough...
but both Austin and Perry say they're honored to be included among the best of the recording industry.
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S-Score


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The Roanoke Express hit the ice last night to battle Hampton Roads with injured goalie Dave Gagnon out with an injured knee.
Roanoke would play well on the offensive end in the first as Duane Harmer gets the assist to Jeff Jablonski and Roanoke is in front 1-to-nothing.
The Express took a 2-to-1 lead into the third, but Hampton Roads scores four goals in the final period to beat Roanoke 5-to-2. Larry Moberg gets the loss in goal replacing Dave Gagnon.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TB97-1
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Last on Your Hometown Station a number of you no doubt saw the Virginia Cavaliers and Virginia Tech Hokies battle down to the wire before Virginia pulled out a 58-to-57 win at the Richmond Coliseum.
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The Hokies who have had all kinds of offensive problems of late came out on the offensive last night scoring points and creating turnovers. They get some balanced scoring early as Keefe Matthews gives the Hokies a 18-to-10 lead.
Courtney Alexander did his best to keep UVa in the game in the first half with a 16 point explosion.
But the Hokies were on top 29-to-27 at halftime.
UVa finally moved on top in the second half thanks to Curtis Staples, who found his three point touch hitting 5 treys in the game as UVa moved in front.
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UVa had a one point lead with 5 seconds to play, but Tech's had the ball.
Jim Jackson got a good shot at the basket, but he either misses, gets blocked or gets fouled. You make the call - UVa wins it 58-to-57 as the clock expires without a whistle.
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S-Post


ANCHOR=Mike
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After the game we talked to players from both teams to get their thoughts on the final play.
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S-Fleming


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Let's start in the Northwest region where Fleming opened play in the quarterfinals with an 83-to-58 thumping of Albemarle.
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The Colonels were all business on the bench before player introductions.
And they carried that attitude onto the court, as Richard Wilson penetrates and dishes to Percy Pannell for the layin and the Colonels are off and running.
Wilson would continue running the show - this time with the pass right at you and right to Brad Dunleavy who knocks in the three from the corner. Brad had 15 points.
Fleming would get good balanced scoring and everyone would play, as
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Mondre Burnett leads the way with 17 points and Fleming wins it 83-to-58.
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S-Danville


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-4
GRAPHIC=NORTHWEST


Fleming will next host George Washington of Danville on Thursday night.
But tonight it was the Fleming girls who squared off against the Danville ladies in regional play.
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A nice crowd on hand tonight in Danville for the doubleheader.
In the second half, the Lady Eagles Shawna Price takes the rock down court and passes to Shree Taylor for the hoop and the foul as George Washington starts to pull away.
Fleming would do its best to get back in the game with Renita Walker dishing Shaunarey Walker for the basket on the baseline.
But the Lady Eagles were too much tonight as Price goes inside for the
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short jumper for two of her game high 24 points.
George Washington beats Fleming 58 to 36.
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In the nightcap, the defending state champs took the floor looking to put way Patrick Henry.
Marcus Cunningham dishes to Quentin Jones for layin as the Eagles get a double digit lead in the first quarter.
The Patriots' Ronnie Casey would hit the three pointer for PH to get them within striking distance.
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But GW's Ronnie Lewis makes the cross court pass to Teron McFadden for the layin and George Washington eliminates Patrick Henry 101 to 79.
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S-Blues


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-2
GRAPHIC=REGION C


In the single-A ranks tonight in the Region C, George Wythe ______ Glenvar, Grayson beat John Battle, and Floyd pounded Bath County 84-to-47.
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And down in Buena Vista, Pioneer coach of the year Nelson Fox and his Parry McCluer Blues hosted Bland.
Chip Coleman to David Coleman the long pass for the layup for the Blues to tie the game in the first.
Bland would take the lead though when John Thompson dished the pill to Brent Tate for the hoop and the Rockets are on top by 2.
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But Chip Coleman drives on for the short jumper and the Blues win it 79-to-67 to advance to the Region C semi-finals.
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Sports Tease


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Still to come tonight, more high school hoopla from the opening night of regional play,
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As another defending champ Liberty, tries to advance in Region Three action over at the Salem Civic Center.
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S-Forest


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-26
GRAPHIC=REGION III


Let's now settle in at the Salem Civic Center where the Region Three basketball tournament is showcasing itself this week.
Tonight 2 quarterfinal games were played.
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In the opener Dogwood runner-up William Campbell hooked up with Seminole runner-up Jefferson Forest.
The Cavaliers would let their superior size advantage take control early as Win Hunter misses off the drive, but Jerton Evans gets the follow-up putback.
Then watch the Cavs play the high-low post game with MIchael Diehl kicking it down on the block to Kenneth Hancock for the deuce.
The Generals would come back with Chauncey Walker making the nice spin move in traffic and then dishing behind his back to Travis Watson.
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And William Campbell comes from behind to cut down Forest 48-TO-47. The Generals next play Salem Friday night at 6.
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S-Liberty


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The other Region Three game tonight, saw the defending state champ from Liberty end Blacksburg's season with a 68-to-49 win.
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Minutemen head coach Mark Hanks, the Seminole coach of the year was ready for the challenge tonight.
And his own Robert Carson would take the ball all the way for the basket to give Liberty a 3 point advantage early on.
The Indians would come back and go inside to their own big man Phillip Klaus who gets the hoop to cut the liberty lead to 13.
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But Rodney Morris goes to Cheyney Preston for the driving hoop and Liberty moves on to meet Gretna Friday night in the semi-finals with the 68-to-49 win.
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S-Women


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It has been a banner day for the Virginia Tech women's basketball team.
Last night the Lady Hokies upset St. Bonaventure in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 tournament winning 83-to-78 behind Renee Maitland's 24 points.
Earlier in the day Maitland was named the Atlantic 10's most improved player.
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Also, Kim Seaver, who set the Lady Hokies all-time freshman scoring record this season was named to the six member all-freshman team.
Tech next plays at LaSalle in Philadelphia Thursday night.
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S-South


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The Big South conference men's basketball tournament opens today at the Vines Center in Lynchburg,
Last night the league passed out some post season honors.
Liberty's Peter Aluma and Radford's Anthony Walker made first team all-conference.
And Radford's Corey Reed, who has a 3 point 97 GPA in Chemistry, was named the scholar athlete of the year.

Diana


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Her gowns graced state events and glittered in photos throughout the world.
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Now you can own one of Princess Diana's evening gowns.
80 are going up for bids at Christies in New York.
Anxious buyers got a preview in London.
The collection includes dresses she wore to meet the Reagans in Washington.
Some say the auction is a way Diana is moving on with life- after Prince Charles.
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((LORD HINDLIP/CHRITIE'S AUCTION HOUSE: SHE WONT' HAVE AS MUCH USE FOR THESE AMAZING GLAMOROUS ESSENTIALLY BALL DRESSES WHICH CAN ONLY BE USED ON FORMAL OCCASIONS. SHE IS I BELIEVE RETAINING TEN DRESSES OUT OF THE WARDROBE. SHE'S SELLING EIGHTY. ))
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The sale is expected to raise up to six million dollars for AIDS and cancer charities.
Diana's decision to auction the dresses was prompted by her son-- Prince William. (----------------)