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Next on News 7-
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A gruesome discovery in Old Southwest Roanoke tonight- A body is found in a storage pit.
A verdict is in for the man accused of torturing and killing a four year old.
And it's a preview of the Olympics- We'll check out female skating competition from today.
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Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

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Good Evening.
A gruesome discovery in Old Southwest Roanoke tonight.
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body is found at the bottom of a storage unit.
Police arrived at the Professional Arts building on Franklin Street- where a body was found in a deep pit.
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For days we've heard the stories of child abuse and murder allegedly at the hands of this man. Today the jury reaches a verdict in the case of Kenneth Jessie.
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And it's a preview of the Olympics as the top female skaters battle it out on the ice today. We'll have results.
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Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

Jessie


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The Dickenson County man charged with killing his four year old stepdaughter escaped a first degree murder conviction.
But Kenneth Jessie still faces 50-years in prison.
This afternoon-- the jury found the 35-year old man guilty of child abuse and second degree murder.
Teresa Hamilton reports-- the jury's decision came down after listening to intense closing arguments.
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((NANCY DICKENSON/KENNETH JESSIE'S ATTORNEY: YOU'RE NO DOUBT ANGRY THAT SOMETHING LIKE THIS COULD HAPPEN TO A LITTLE GIRL, A FOUR YEAR OLD, A DEFENSELESS, PRECIOUS PRETTY LITTLE GIRL. ))
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Those were some of the sentiments shared by Kenneth Jessie's attorney as she tried to convince jurors to convict her client ONLY of child abuse-- NOT first degree murder.
To do so--Nancy Dickenson attempted to place the blame on Jessie's wife---

saying it was Elizabeth who killed four year old Annie by placing a gag inside her mouth.
The child, who was severely beaten, suffocated to death last spring, after she was tied to her bed, inside the family's Dickenson County mobile.
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((NANCY DICKENSON/KENNETH JESSIE'S ATTORNEY: WHAT KILLED ANNIE WAS THE RAG THAT ELIZABETH JESSIE PUT IN HER MOUTH AND TAPED OVER. ))
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The commonwealth concedes the little girl could've gagged to death-- but during closing arguments put a slightly different spin on the story-- one that placed even more of the blame on the child's stepfather.
Prosecutors say Kenneth Jessie was the one who tied Annie to her urine soaked bed in such a way-- the position of her body-- was enough to suffocate her-- even without a gag. TAKE SU
The jury recommended the maximum 50- year sentence.
The same sentence facing Jessie's wife.
She pleaded guilty to second degree murder and child abuse earlier this week.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Christiansburg.

Fatal-Fall


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Roanoke police found the body of a man at the bottom of a deep storage pit-- dead and apparently badly decomposed.
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Firefighters and police arrived around six tonight and later lifted the body out of the pit.
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((SGT. T.L. CARMICHAEL/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.: WHEN I ARRIVED HERE WE FOUND AN UNIDENTIFIED WHITE MALE DECEASED. HE HAD BEEN LOCATED ABOUT 25 FEET DOWN INTO WHAT LOOKS LIKE A WATER STORAGE AREA.))
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Two youngsters reportedly spotted the body alongside the Professional Arts Building at 30 West Franklin Road.
A janitor at the building estimated the body was in the storage unit two or three days and that the victim suffered a broken neck.
Police say they aren't sure how the man got into the stairwell or the cause of death.
The investigation continues.
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Unabomber


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Suspected Unabomber Ted Kaczynski is under a 24-hour suicide watch tonight-
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That after he apparently tried to kill himself in his cell.
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((WE ARE ASSUMING AND I EMPHASIZE ASSUMING SOMETIME DURING THE NIGHT HE ATTEMPTED TO HANG HIMSELF WITH HIS OWN UNDERWEAR.))
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In court red marks could be seen on Kaczynski's neck- but during court no mention of the attempted suicide.
There was another suprise though.
Kaczynski wants his attorney's dismissed to he can represent himself- He doesn't want his attorneys portraying him as mentally ill.
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((JUDY CLARK/KACZYNSKI'S ATTORNEY: THIS IS A BAD SITUATION FOR EVERYBODY. IT'S SAD FOR THE VICTIMS WHO HAVE TO KEEP COMING TO COURT. IT'S A SAD SITUATION THAT THEODORE KACZYNSKI FINDS HIMSELF IN.))
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Kaczynski did agree to undergo psychological testing- he wants to prove he is mentally competent to represent himself at trial.
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Flash-Flooding


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Ten families were evacuated from their homes in Goshen today as the Maury River threatened.
But through most of western Virginia, flooding caused only minor problems.
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Rockbridge County appears to have suffered the worst flooding.
The high water blocked route 39, and threatened homes in Goshen and Rockbridge Baths.
In the Roanoke Valley, the threat of serious flooding had passed by mid-afternoon... providing a spectacle, but few concerns for residents.
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((IT'S AN AWFUL LOT OF WATER FALLING ACROSS THIS LOW-WATER RBIDGE HERE TODAY. I HEARD IT OVERNIGHT AND WOKE UP SEVERAL TIMES AND I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE A LOT OF WATER.))
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The Maury River crested in Goshen at three this afternoon, and in Buena Vista at eight tonight.
The river should reach its peak in Glasgow around one in the morning.

Nat'l-Flooding


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The same storm produced deadly rain to the South.
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Northeastern Tennessee was especially hard hit.
Four are confirmed dead- many more are still missing.
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((MIKE HUBBARD/RESCUE WORKERS: SEVERAL SEVERAL RIGHT NOW OF COURSE WE'RE HOPING A LOT OF THEM STAY WITH SOMEONE THEY DON'T KNOW OF YET. WE'LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.))
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The nightmare began this morning when a torrential downpour caused massive flooding.
One of the most dramatic scenes came when rescue workers struggled to save one of their own. They were able to bring him to shore safely.
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Ice-Storm


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In parts of the Northeast and Canada, the problem is ice.
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The ice storm left downed trees and power lines- Millions are without electricity and heat.
The Governor of Maine has declared a state of emergency.
In Vermont, utility crews are working into the night to try and restore power.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
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Coming up next, friends and strangers rally around a Danville bookstore owner after he is shot in a robbery attempt.
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and a clerical mistake could force a Roanoke homeless shelter to shut down.
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TLC


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This may be the final year for Roanoke Valley's only longterm homeless shelter -- a simple clerical slip-up may force it to close in November.
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The Transitional Living Center offers food, beds and the chance for families to find work.
All this depends on money from Housing and Urban Development.
But shelter leaders at TAP - or Total Action Against Poverty - forgot to mail part of this year's application for funds --
so the shelter was automatically disqualified.
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((ELLEN BROWN/TOTAL ACTION AGAINST POVERTY: I'M JUST DEVASTATED. THIS IS VERY CLOSE TO OUR HEART AND TO THE HEARTS OF MANY PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY. THIS IS AN EFFECTIVE VERY MUCH NEEDED PROGRAM.)) ((JACQULEN BURKS/SHELTER RESIDENT: SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE I'VE GOTTEN MY CHILDREN INTO COUNSELING, I GO TO SCHOOL FOR COMPUTERS, SOMEPLACE TO STAY FOR LONGTERM TIL I CAN GET MY SCHOOLING DONE.))
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The shelter planned to get 300-thousand dollars in national funds.
Without that money -- shelter leaders say they'll need community support to avoid closing.
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Danville-Shooting


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As police search for his attacker, friends of a Danville storekeeper are rallying to his side.
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Fred Bevill was shot twice during a robbery at his downtown bookstore Monday afternoon.
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Lynchburg mayor Jim Whitaker also owns a Christian bookstore.
The two men don't know each other, but Whitaker has organized a "prayer chain" to help speed Bevill's recovery.
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((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: THE RELATIONSHIP WE HAVE THROUGH THE CHRISTIAN BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION, I FELT A NEED TO CONTACT OTHER BOOKSELLERS ACROSS THE STATE AND NATIONWIDE TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO BE PRAYING FOR MR. BEVILL AND BE PRAYING FOR HIS STORE.))
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Bevill was listed in fair condition today at the Danville Regional Medical Center.
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CT-Lawsuit


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Most people have heard the term.
But it's the job of Virginia's Supreme Court to decide if the readers of Virginia Tech's Collegiate Times could take it seriously.
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Tech administrator Sharon Yeagle wants an 850-thousand dollar lawsuit reinstated over what the paper says was an unfortunate mistake on her job title.
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((JUSTICE LEROY HASSELL: HONESTLY, GROWING UP IN VIRGINIA, GROWING UP IN AMERICA, THAT PHRASE HAS NO MEANING TO YOU? JAMES CREEKMORE: YOUR HONOR, THAT PHRASE "DIRECTOR OF BUTTLICKING," THE ACTUAL LITERAL WORDS USED -- JUSTICE HASSELL: BUT DOES THE WORD BUTTLICKER HAVE ANY MEANING TO YOU? JAMES CREEKMORE: THE WORD BUTTLICKER MAY BE IMPLICATION CONTAIN THE SAME-- JUSTICE HASSELL: NO I'M ASKING DOES IT HAVE ANY MEANING TO YOU? CREEKMORE: YOUR HONOR, I WOULD SUGGEST THAT IT CONVEYS THE SAME MEANING AS BROWN-NOSER OR APPLE POLISHER.))
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((LEISA CIAFFONE/YEAGLE'S ATTORNEY: IT MEANS BOOTLICKER, TO TRY TO GAIN FAVOR BY FAWNING, SERVILITY, ETCETERA. APPLE POLISHER, A PERSON WHO CURRIES FAVOR BY GIFTS OR FLATTERY, BROWN-NOSING, CURRYING FAVOR BY KISSING SOMEONE'S REAR END, QUOTE KISS-ASS, FAWNING TO GAIN ADVANTAGE.))
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The justices must decide if the suit should be reinstated after a Montgomery County judge said NO reasonable person could conclude the title was factual.
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Conference-Center


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Some say it's not a major problem.
But it's bad enough to warrant a lawsuit worth nearly eight-million dollars.
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The walls are buckling inside the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center.
Management first noticed the damage in November, just three years after the center opened.
The hotel is suing two contractors who built the center...
But the hotel's lawyer says it is possible additional defendants will be named as the lawsuit progresses.
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((PAUL BEERS/HOTEL LAWYER: OUR INVESTIGATION IS VERY MUCH ONGOING, WE WANTED TO MOVE PROMPTLY TO TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND THAT'S WHAT WE INTEND TO DO. ))
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One of the contractors named in the lawsuit said the hotel is going after the wrong people.
He said an independent consultant chose a type of soil used in the building's foundation.
The lawsuit says that soil expanded, and that's what made the walls move.
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Coming up next, we'll see how cops are becoming coaches to keep young people out of trouble,
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and we'll see what happens when the Olympic torch gets blown out... that plus some results of today's U-S figure skating championships.
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Cops-Coaches


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Beginning next month in Roanoke County-- high school student athletes will look to the sidelines and see some new faces-- cops.
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County officers will help train young athletes as part of the "Cops for Coaches" program.
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((OFFICER DALE CLARK/ROANOKE CO. POLICE DEPT.:HOPEFULLY THEY BENEFIT AS SEEING US AS A VALUABLE PART OF SOCIETY AND THAT WE ARE HUMANS JUST LIKE THEM BUT MAYBE WE HAVE A DIFFERENT KIND OF JOB.))
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The Department of Criminal Justice will fund the program which follows the success of the School Resource Officer Program.
That one assigns an officer to a school to council students and promote safety.
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((MIKE STOVALL/CHRMN. ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL BOARD: WITH THAT IN MIND THEY FELT LIKE THERE'S A LOT OF EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES THAT TAKE PLACE IN THE EVENINGS ALONG WITH THE ATHLETIC EVENTS AND IT'S LIKE WHY DON'T WE SEE IF WE CAN GET POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED AT LEAST ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS,LET THEM JOIN IN ON THE COACHING STAFF LEND THEIR ATHLETIC ABILITIES AND ALSO BE THERE AS POLICE OFFICERS.))
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Coaching cops will work with varsity and junior varsity teams targeting "at risk" young people.
It's the first such program in the Commonwealth and it will be used as a model for other communities.
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Hager


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Lieutenant Governor- elect John Hager's got his wheelchair ramp in place now in the state Senate.
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But today, Hager announced a legislative agenda to make transportation safer in Virginia -- and faster.
First, a bill to restrict teenage driver's licenses, limiting their number of passengers and requiring supervision when driving at night.
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((THE IDEA IS THAT THOSE WHO AREN'T PREPARED WOULD BE TOLD TO STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN. YOU NEED TO GO STUDY SOME MORE. YOU'RE GONNA LOSE YOUR LICENSE IF YOU DON'T SHAPE UP.))
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And some good news for Blacksburg.
Hager's endorsing the Smart Road site for a potential two-mile test track of what could be the world's fastest train.
And he's suggesting between five and seven million dollars in state money to help make it happen.
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S-Extra


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There's more proof yesterday morning that Elvis is still alive.
Yesterday at the King's restaurant in Memphis Rusty Wallace and John Force, the drag racing king, helped unveil two new cars that will race the King's likeness this season.
Rusty's Ford will make it's debut at Las Vegas on March 1st.
While Force's ride will roll in the Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida the same month.
By the way, Happy Birthday Elvis - you turned 63 yesterday.
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S-Tarheels


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Last night right here on Your Hometown Station, the North Carolina Tarheels showed once again why they are collectively the number one team in the nation.
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The Tarheels faced Georgia Tech and the challenge of stopping the ACC's leading scorer Matt Harpring.
The senior would knock in 21.
And Georgia Tech's Alvin Jones would challenge the Heels inside with his big seven foot frame as he gets the big follow dunk.
But those efforts couldn't put a dent in the Carolina armor.
Antawn Jamison to Ademola Okulaja for the dunk inside as the Tarheels start to turn up the tempo.
Later, it's Vince Carter, another of the high flyers going in the back door for the two handed alleyoop throwdown.
But here's the play of the night, not one but two behind the back Carolina passes lead to a Jamison jam.
The Heels roll to the 96 to 75 win.
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S-WDBJ


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And now Virginia has the unenviable task of battling the Tarheels in Dean Dome.
You can watch the Cavs and Heels this Saturday afternoon at 1:30 right here on Your Hometown Station.
And then right after that game
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pinnacle page
the second half of our Saturday afternoon doubleheader features the Wake Forest Demon Deacons against Georgia Tech.
Wake knocked off Clemson last night 70-to-66.
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S-Liberty


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So what about UVa a day after the loss to Liberty and a short time before the Cavs go head to head with the North Carolina buzzsaw?
Jeff Jones and Liberty boss Randy Dunton had this to say about the fallout from last night's 5 point Flames win.
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((JEFF JONES/UVA HEAD COACH:)) ((RANDY DUNTON/LIBERTY HEAD COACH:))
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S-Babb


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VMI athletics took a big hit today as athletic director Davis Babb resigned his post effective immediately.
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Babb had been at VMI for 13 years, and in his current position as chief athletic administrator since 1991.
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One of his final accomplishments was overseeing the integration of women's athletics at the Institute with the formation of the school's first cross country and track teams.
His departure was not triggered by any controversy or scandal, but rather by fatigue and the desire for change.
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Babb's good hearted nature and efficiency will be tough to replace.
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VMI's current track and cross country coach Mike Bozeman will assume the AD responsibilities on an interim basis.

Sports Tease


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Still to come on this Thursday night we'll step on the ice tonight and talk with
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Express all-star Kris Cantu and check out the team's upcoming schedule this weekend at the Roundhouse.
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S-Hollins


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Let's now head over to Hollins College for a little women's ODAC action as Karen Harvey's team played host to Washington & Lee.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./W&L vs. Hollins; aa:00


It was a special night for senior Amy Worley of Blacksburg as she became the third Hollins player ever to top the 1000 career point mark.
But W&L got the most points last night. Off the inbounds pass Ansley Miller gets three of her game high 22 points on this jumper.
But Hollins, the team without a nickname, would come back with Kellie Duncan driving her way to the hoop and scoring.
Then the Generals' Tonia Dean would work the baseline and use a little pump fake to get the basket.
Hollins point guard Tanya Holmes did SUPER=33-Washington &

Lee/64/Hollins/45; her best to make it tight with a team high 13 points, but the Lady Generals win it last night 64-to-45.
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S-Cantu


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This is big weekend for the Express as the team has two games on tap at the Roundhouse. Tonight Roanoke hosts the Raleigh Icecaps in a 7:30 faceoff.
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Then on Saturday night, the Northeast division leading Richmond Renegades skate into town for a key game.
Roanoke is currently in third place, five points behind the first place Renegades.

S-Golf


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The spring like temperatures here in the Roanoke Valley have a lot of folks thinking about golf, and ironically the PGA tour's first event of the year is underway in Carlsbad, California.
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John Cook is your leader after the first 18 holes of the Mercedes Championship.
He shot a seven under round of 65 yesterday. Nick Price is one shot back at 66.
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Video


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The spirit was willing, but the flame was weak in Japan yesterday as the Olympic torch was snuffed out.
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Relay runners were carrying the torch to the Winter Olympic's opening ceremonies at (Nog-ano) Nagano, Japan when it went out.
But don't worry, they won't have to send it back to Greece for a replacement.
The torch was quickly re-lit with a backup flame that travels in an escort vehicle.
Officials aren't blaming the rough weather. They say the torch should stand up to 30 mile an hour winds.
A poorly installed gas canister was the most likely culprit.
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Skating


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It's a preview of Olympic drama at the U-S figure skating championship-
The top female skaters Michelle Kwan and Tara Lipinski battled in today's short program.
Lee Cowan has more.
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((Practicing for the most demanding 2 minutes of their lives, both looked good but Kwan, poised and mature, and a favorite to win olympic gold, came into the competion injured. A stress fracture on her left toe, forced her to change her short program dropping a triple jump, and replacing it with a more difficult one. despite that, she shined bringing in one of her best performances of the year, a near perfect score to a standing ovation.
MICHELE KWAN/WON SHORT PROGRAM:
Lipinski the youngest person to ever win a national title.had been on a roll having just won an olympic preview in germany but she lost t0 kwan the last time the two met head to headand she lost again today.falling on the ice after her triple flip.the defending world and US champion, ended up placing fourth overall. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Philadelphia.))

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