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Next on News 7-
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A guilty plea in the case of a man shot while driving his car.
What you pay for milk could change. We'll find out what local dairy farmers are up to.
A plane crashes into an apartment building.
We'll check in on tonight's practice in Greensboro for tomorrow's ACC tournament.
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News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
You don't have to be the opposite sex- to file suit against someone for sexual harrassment.
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The Supreme Court made the decision today- saying someone of the same sex can sue for sexual harrassment at work.
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Local dairy farmers hope they can earn more for their milk. We'll find out what they're doing.
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If you are one of the Holdrens customers who had an extended service warranty- you may get some money coming back- but there is a catch.
And a plane crashes into an apartment building in New Jersey.
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Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

Hamlett-Guilty


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Remember when a car crashed into a parked car and a house in Danville- Come to find out the driver had been shot?
Tonight a guilty plea from the man responsible.
Lawrence Hamlett Junior admitted he shot and killed Clifton Perkins more than two years ago.
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The fatal shooting happened near the Express Mart on Goodyear Boulevard in Danville in August of 1995.
The victim was shot while he was driving his car.
The car then crashed into a parked car and a house.
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Perskins was from Eden North Carolina.
Hamlett also pleaded guilty today to three unrelated drug charges.
He'll be sentenced in April and could get up to 123-years in jail and one million dollars in fines.

Dairy-Farms


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While lower milk prices are a good thing for consumers, it's making things difficult for dairy farmers.
Now they're hoping there's strength in numbers as they band together, in an effort to earn more money for their milk.
Tina Tenret has the story.
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(( You won't see this everyday.
Young dairy farmers are a rare breed -- older generations say there's just not enough money making milk in Virginia.
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((VAN FLORA/DAIRY FARMER: ABOUT SIX MONTHS AGO, I GOT THE LOWEST AMOUNT FOR MILK THAT I'VE EVER GOTTEN SINCE I'VE BEEN IN THE DAIRY BUSINESS. AND ALL OF OUR OTHER PRICES HAVE GONE UP: VEHICLES, HOUSING, INSURANCE, TRACTORS, EVERYTHING HAS GONE UP BUT WE'RE GETTING THE SAME FOR OUR MILK -- OR EVEN LESS.))
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California farmers are flooding the market with milk, driving prices down.
So local farmers are putting the squeeze on the General Assembly -- to approve a Southern Compact.
That would allow farmers AND consumers in the South to set their own prices for milk.
Jerry Henderson has been farming for 40 years -- now he's counting on the Southern Compact to keep his family afloat.
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((JERRY HENDERSON/DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA: IT'S LIKE STANDING ON A STREET CORNER WITH A TIN CAN BEGGING. EITHER WE LET SUPPLY DROP TO WHERE THERE'S A SHORTAGE OF MILK -- WHICH IS HARD TO DO -- OR WE GO THE ROUTE WE'RE GOING.))
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THERE'S ONLY ONE COMPACT SO FAR IN THE UNITED STATES. NEW ENGLAND STATES BANDED TOGETHER IN 96 -- AND JERRY HENDERSON SAYS THEY'RE ALREADY MAKING MORE MONEY FOR MILK.))
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Farmers say shoppers would pay only pennies more per gallon, at most.
But if they don't EARN more soon -- many farmers say they'll go bust -- sending a large chunk of the local economy down the drain.
Tina Tenret, News7.))





Holdren's


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If you're one of the Holdren's customers who bought an extended service warranty that wasn't honored... there's a chance you could get some money back.
Attorney General Mark Earley announced a judgment against the company today.
But there's a catch.
As Scott Goldberg reports, it's hard to get a bankrupt company to pay you money.
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(( It seemed like a breakthrough announcement:
A one-point-seven MILLION dollar judgment against Holdren's...
Money that would go back to thousands of consumers who bought warranties that were never honored.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK EARLEY: FEW THINGS ARE MORE DISAPPOINTING THAN PAYING GOOD MONEY AND NOT GETTING WHAT YOU PAID FOR AND UNFORTUNATELY HOLDREN'S DID NOT DELIVER ON THEIR EXTENDED SERVICE CONTRACTS.))
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The problem is Holdren's did not deliver because it COULD NOT deliver.
The company is bankrupt, its assets bought in 19-96 by North-Carolina based Crenshaw's.
When that happened, Crenshaw's said it did not have to honor Holdren's extended service contracts because Crenshaw's did NOT assume Holdren's liabilities.
Customers holding those contracts felt robbed.
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((IT PUTS A BAD TASTE IN YOUR MOUTH. ME, PERSONALLY, I WOULD NEVER GO BACK TO HOLDREN'S.))
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That's why Attorney General stepped in: to try to make Holdren's pay.
But even Earley acknowledged it will be hard to get a bankrupt company to fork over one-point-seven million dollars.
Or as the lawyer representing Holdren's put it, quote pre pro
This is an "attorney-general-wants-to-look-good story."
Holdren's has paid what it could afford: 100-thousand dollars.
That money will be available to former Holdren's customers holding invalid warranties if a judge approves the deal. pre-pro -- Holdren's Claims
Place your claim by calling area code 8-0-4, 7-8-6, 0-5-9-4.
Scott Goldberg, News-7. ))
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Sprinklers


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Millions of fire sprinkler systems in hospitals, dorms, and offices may be defective.
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That's according to the Consumer product Safety Commission-
It claims Omega sprinklers don't always work.
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((ALAN SCHOEM/CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION: WE HAVE RECEIVED REPORTS OF SIX FIRES WHERE OMEGA FIRE SPRINKLERS FAILED TO OPERATE FOUR OF THOSE FIRES OCCURED IN 1997.))
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The C-P-S-C is seeking a nationwide recall of Omega sprinklers.
But the company that makes the Omega line disagrees-
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((JAMES GOLINVEAUX/CENTRAL SPRINKLER: THE OMEGA SPRINKLER HAS AN EXCELLENT TRACK RECORD. IN FIFTEEN YEARS OF OEPRATION, THE SPRINKLER HAS OPERATED EFFECTIVELY IN HUNDREDS OF FIRES.))
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The company says some sprinklers failed because they were improperly installed or maintained.
It's spent five million dollars to examine sprinkler systems in more than 18 hundred buildings.
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House-Explosion


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A house blew up in Massachusetts today-
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The blast was so strong it leveled the two story home- blew out windows in a home next door and shook buildings blocks away-
Two people are dead- and seven others are hurt.
Its' believed the blast happened when a backhoe hit a natural gas pipe.
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Plane-Crash


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wipe wipe wipe
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Officials in Hillsborough, New Jersey, now say two people died when a small plane crashed into an apartment building.
The Federal Aviation Administration says two people were aboard the plane and both were killed.
No one on the ground was hurt but the building has extensive damage.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
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The nation is a step closer to a lower limit on drunk driving. We'll explain in a moment
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and then the fight could be over as the Roanoke Boxing association closes it doors after an audit shows money is missing.
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Akers


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A twice-convicted sex offender has found a new place to call home-- after parents objected to him settling next to an elementary school.
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Randall Akers was convicted of statutory rape and video-taping girls in the bathroom of a teen night club in 1990.
Parents in Covington began protesting in January after finding out that Akers was living near the Edgemont Primary School playground.
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((DAVID KIDD/EDGEMONT PARENTS TAKING ACTION: OUR INTENTION NEVER WAS TO RUN HIM OUT OF THIS AREA. PERSONALLY, AS A SPOKESMAN FOR MY OPINION. IT WAS NEVER TO RUN HIM OUT OF THIS AREA. IT WAS TO HAVE HIM IN AN AREA WHERE WE FELT SAFE.))
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"Edgemont Parents Taking Action" also started a letter-writing campaign to change the law to allow officials to contact parents when a sex offender moves into town.
The group is also sponsoring a class to teach children and their parents ways of protecting themselves.
The Stranger-Awareness; Self-Defense class will take place at Covington High School tomorrow night.
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McKinney


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The Army's former top enlisted man says he went to a female aide's hotel room to fire her -- not for sex.
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Sergeant Major Gene McKinney says there was nothing improper about going to the woman's room after midnight, in his gym shorts.
McKinney took the stand for a second day in his sexual misconduct trial.
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Same-Sex


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Sexual harrassment at work can be illegal even when the offender and victim are of the same sex.
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The Supreme Court today made the ruling.
It stems from a case brought by Joseph Oncale who claimed he was sexually harrassed and threatened by three co-workers on an oil rig.
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((NOBODY IN ANY WORKPLACE SHOULD BE HARRASSED. )) 20:16:48 ((WHAT THE COURT HAS SAID IS YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE CONTEXT IN WHICH THE ACTIONS TAKE PLACE TO FIGURE OUT WHETHER A REASONABLE PERSON IN THAT SITUATION WOULD BE OFFENDED.))
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Today's ruling sends Oncale's case back for trial.
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Wall-Collapse


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Inspectors still aren't sure what caused part of a Lynchburg building to collapse yesterday.
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The brick veneer at 11-15 Main Street crashed to the ground Tuesday afternoon, crushing seven cars parked next to the building.
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Crews were back out today, cleaning up the site and removing loose bricks from the top of the structure.
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((EARL TAYLOR/LYNCHBURG CITY INSPECTOR: I THINK ONE OF THE MAIN THINGS IS MAKING SURE THAT THE BUILDING IS SAFE AS FAR AS SIDEWALK TRAFFIC, THAT STREET TRAFFIC IS OKAY RIGHT NOW, BUT BEFORE WE OPEN THE SIDEWALK, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT AREA IS SECURE.))
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Taylor says the century-old building appears to be sound, inside and out.
He says residents should NOT be concerned about the safety of other old buildings in the downtown area.
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Drunk-Driving


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The blood alcohol level for drunk drivers may be going down nationwide.
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Senators voted for a point o-eight level-
A picture of a nine year old sat on the Senate floor-
Ashley Frazier was waiting in her driveway for the school bus when she was killed by a drunk driver.
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((RANDY FRAZIER: IF IT SAVES ONE LIFE, YOU'RE BETTER OFF THAN WHAT YOU WERE LAST YEAR. ONE LIFE, ONE LITTLE ASHLEY, SO NO OTHER FAMILY AHS TO GO THROUGH WHAT MY WIFE AND I HAVE BEEN THROUGH.))
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Virgnia already has the point o-eight level- but 35 states have higher levels.
The legislation must still go to the house.
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Boxing-Club


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The city has cut off grant payments to the Roanoke Boxing Association, after an audit turned up questionable financial transactions. The group is thousands of dollars in debt, and has less than 300 dollars in the bank.
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The gym at Victory Stadium is locked up, a sign on the door says it will reopen when it gets the proper insurance.
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But the city has suspended the Association's rental agreement.
The audit found several hundred dollars unaccounted for.
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((WIL DIBLING/CITY ATTORNEY; THERE'S ABOUT 22 HUNDRED DOLLARS IN QUESTIONS EXPENDITURES, THERE ARE ABOUT 440 DOLLARS OF REIMBURSEMENT FOR UNAUTHORIZED EXPENDITURES.))
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Brad Minter trained at the Gym, he says he worries about the kids who worked out there after school.
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((BRAD MINTER/BOXER; IT WAS A FREE PLACE TO TRAIN, IT WAS GOOD FOR THE KIDS AND A LOT OF THEM KIDS THEY CAN'T AFFORD THAT STUFF AND THEY CAME DOWN THERE TO LEARN AND WORK OUT, AND NOW THEY AINT GOT A PLACE FOR THAT.))
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Rick Hawkins, the executive director of the association could not be reached for comment today.
The Commonweath's Attorney's office is investigating the discrepancies in the group's finances.
Don Caldwell says he hasn't decided if charges are warranted in the case.
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Stay with us, up next, the General Assembly and the Governor fight over school construction money,
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and there was no fight today as a Principal had his lunch served up in an unusual way.
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School-Construction


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An historic injection of state money into local coffers for school construction and repair is virtually guaranteed in Virginia.
But Governor Jim Gilmore wants to wait a year on the issue.
General Assembly Democrats do not.
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((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: VIRGINIA IS ONE OF ONLY TWO STATES IN AMERICA THAT ONLY DOES LOAN PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION. WE SHARE THAT DISTINCTION WITH ARKANSAS. AND I WANT TO MOVE US UP IN THE CATEGORY OF STATES THAT GIVES MONEY AS GRANTS TO LOCALITIES WHO ALSO IN PARTNERSHIP HELP FUND THE PROJECTS.))
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So Jackson's bill would provide about 128- million dollars over the next two years -- only the second state money in 50 years to help localities.
But Senate Republicans won full Senate approval today for a smaller amount of money-- and the year's delay the Governor would like to see.
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((SEN. BILL MIMS/R-LOUDOUN CO.: ULTIMATELY WHEN WE LEAVE HERE ON MARCH 14TH, OR WHENEVER IT IS, THAT WE WILL HAVE A BI-PARTISAN SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM THAT WE CAN ALL BE PROUD OF, THAT WE CAN ALL TAKE HOME.))
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The fight over school construction money will be fought-- along with the tax fight-- over the next ten days.
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Allergies


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The early spring weather is making flowers bloom, but it's also making many people sneeze.
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The El Nino-effected winter is having an impact on allergy sufferers, triggering sinus problems ahead of schedule.
Doctors say those with allergies should start their medication now, but caution people taking over the counter remedies about side effects.
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((DR. GEOFF HARTER/EAR, NOSE & THROAT:THE NON-DROWSY FORMULAS ACTUALLY MAY HAVE NO ANTIHISTAMINE WHATSOEVER MAY HAVE A DECONGESTANT AND PATIENTS WHO HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE NEED TO BE VERY CAUTIOUS ABOUT USING THEM, SO IF THEY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT ALL THEY SHOULD CHECK WITH THEIR PHYSICIAN OR THEIR PHARMACIST WHERE THEY GET THEIR MEDICATION.))
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Harter says the elderly should be especially careful when buying non-prescription brands. He notes many warning labels have small print that can be tough to read.
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S-Extra


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And finally five time Pro Bowl running back Rickey Watters signed a four year $13 million dollar contract with the Seahawks yesterday.
His arrival could mean trouble for Chris Warren. Despite making 89 starts in 8 seasons for Seattle and rushing for 67 hundred yards and 44 TDs, management says Watters will be the team's go to guy.
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S-Sprewell


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An arbitrator ruled in favor of NBA badboy Latrell Sprewell today.
On December 4th of last year, the league suspended him for one year without pay for attacking his head coach P.J. Carlesimo.
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The arbitrator shortened Sprewell's suspension by five months today allowing him to return to the Warriors roster in July.
The season will be over by then, but Sprewell will be allowed to return to the active roster meaning the team must honor the final two years of his contract worth more than $17 million.
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S-UVa


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The 45th annual ACC tournament tips-off tonight at the Greensboro Coliseum and Virginia and Florida State were the first teams to practice at the coliseum last night.
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It was a homecoming of sorts for Fleming and Radford University graduate Steve Robinson, who led his Seminoles through a brief workout on the coliseum hardwood.
The Noles open with N.C. State tonight at seven, in Robinson's ACC tournament debut.
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Virginia got its turn on the floor at six last night.
The conference's last place team faces the nation's number one team, Duke.
The Blue Devils swept the Cavs during the regular season.
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S-ACC


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PINNACLE 99001
Again don't forget, the UVa-Duke game tips-off around nine o'clock later tonight right here on WDBJ-7.
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And here's the quarterfinal schedule of games you can watch on Your Hometown station on Friday.
At Noon, Maryland takes on Ga. Tech and at two the FSU-State winner battles the Tarheels.
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Then Friday night join us at seven, as Wake Forest takes on Clemson in the final game to determine Saturday's semi-final slate.
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S-Tech


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The Virginia Tech men's team saw its season come to a close yesterday in the Atlantic 10 tournament's opening round.
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The Hokies lost to Massachusetts 64-to-58 despite 21 points from all-rookie selection Rolan Roberts, who gets free and throws down this slam.
The Hokies were worried about the U-Mass inside game & their fears became reality as Lari Ketner and Charleton Clarke each scored 21 points for the Minutemen.
The Hokies were outrebounded 37-to-20 yesterday. They finish the season at 10 and 17.
But there is reason for Hokie hope.
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Look at big Rolan swat the shot. Remember, he has three more years in Blacksburg.
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S-Roanoke


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The Roanoke College women's basketball team lost it's NCAA division three tournament first round game last night against Christopher Newport 77-to-55 despite 18 points and 8 rebounds from Narrows' native Suzanne Webb.
The Lady Maroons finish the season 18 & 10.

Sports Tease


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Still to come tonight on News 7 sports - more hoopla as we check out some private school hoop highlights, and
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blow the whistle on a new time tested device that will be in the spotlight as the state basketball tournament final four unfolds at the Scope next week.
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S-Clock


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Time now for Hometown Hoops Weekly as Steve Mason, our own Father Time introduces us to a new clock management system that will be used at the high school final four in Norfolk next week.
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(( Using the precision Time System; referees can stop the clock with the blow of a whistle. The device was a big hit in it's commonwealth debut this past November at the Girls single and double A state championships. ((BOB:)) There are two parts. A pager type transmitter attaches to the referees belt which is equipped with a microphone programmed to hear only; the Fox 40 classic; a special whistle used by the referee. ((KEITH:))
The VHSL is promoting Precision Time in the VHSL state tournaments but schools can have the three belt system set up in their own gym's scoreboard for 38 hundred dollars. The advantage is it eliminates the perception of cheating because the ref controls the clock; not the scorekeeper. ((ERNIE:))
Colleges and high schools in North Carolina are already on the system. Defending National champion Arizona is a Precision Time user. No one in Virginia has purchased the devise at this time but high schools can research the 1993 invention on the web at www.prececisiontime.com. Steve Mason Hometown Hoops Weekly.))

Video


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Children at Utah school found a new use for their lunchtime spaghetti.
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They got to dump it on their principal's head. It was their reward for raising more than 12-hundred dollars for Leukemia research.
Principal Joey Foote says the children's hard work made the spaghetti bath worth while.
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