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Coming up on News 7-
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We'll hear from W & L students and a spokesman about alleged hazing on campus.
A Botetourt County school for troubled boys is now in some trouble.
Four more respiratory workers are fired at a California hospital.
Plus Michael Jackson's a new dad again.
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News 7 is next.[Newsbreak]


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Good Evening.
Ten Washington and Lee students are facing suspension- after alleged hazing at the Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
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Allegations range from making pledges stand in ice cold water outside to use of a cattle prod.
We'll hear from students.
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Four respiratory workers are fired at a California hospital. Theyworked in the same unit as a man who allegedly told police he killed between forty and fifty patients.
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Michael Jackson is a dad again. The inger and his wife Debbie Rowe are parents of a baby girl.
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Join us for News 7 at Eleven.[Kappa-Alpha]


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They probably won't be prosecuted, but ten members of a Washington and Lee fraternity are now facing suspension.


Joe Dashiell reports from Lexington on the hazing allegations .
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((For students at Washington and Lee University, the winter term is coming to a close with apprehension for next week's exams... but also with concern for the allegations of hazing that have surfaced here.
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The Kappa Alpha fraternity and ten of its members now face one - year suspensions. On campus the opinion ranges from strong support for the university to concern for the future of the fraternity system.
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((PAUL HOURIGAN/W&L STUDENT: I'M NOT CONDONING HAZING, BUT I THINK PLEDGESHIP IN GENERAL DOES CONTRIBUTE. IF IT DOES DETERIORATE THE FRATERNITY SYSTEM, THEN IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S SO CRITICAL TO THE W&L COMMUNITY, IT WOULD BE A SHAME TO SEE THAT GO.)) ((KELLEY GILBERT/W&L STUDENT: IT'S HARD TO WATCH YOUR FRIENDS GO THROUGH HARD TIMES, BUT AT THE SAME TIME WHEN YOU BELIEVE WHAT THEY DID WAS WRONG YOU HAVE TO TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION TOO. SO THAT'S WHAT I THINK MAKES IT SO DIFFICULT, THE MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT IT.)) [RUNS:25]
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Members of the Kappa Alpha fraternity had no comment, but Commonwealth's Attorney Gordon Saunders says he doesn't expect that any of the students will be prosecuted.
University President Joh Elrod has scheduled a meeting next week with the W&L Faculty to discuss the hazing allegations.


Joe Dashiell News 7 Lexington))[Wilderness]


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A Botetourt County school for troubled boys is in trouble itself.
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The Education Department did a surprise inspection and uncovered beds with dirty sheets and no mattress -- food lurking underneath.
Headmaster Colonel Gene Nervo says the sheets are changed every week.
The Education Department also found food on kitchen sills.
The report says it's not clear whether the dishes are truly clean.
The inspector says bathrooms are leaking and muddy -- and boys urinated outside.
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((THEY'RE NOT PRETTY BUT THEY'RE ADEQUATE. EVERYTHING WORKS. (rush of water)))
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Nervo says he repairs holes punched in the walls and tries to keep the carpets clean, but says a home for 17 at-risk teenagers will never be in tiptop shape.
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The Education Department also criticized Nervo for not letting them know about a so-called riot at the Academy last February -- Nervo says he did not know he had to notify the state and his staff was wrong to call the sheriff.

[Espionage]


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A 50- year- old CIA veteran is charged with espionage- but this case is different than most.
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Douglas Groat apparently wasn't trying to sell his secrets to foreign governments.
Instead authorities say he was trying to extort money out of the C-I-A in exchange for not selling them.
Groat is charged with telling two countries the U-S had cracked its secret codes.
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(( THE ALLEGED UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OF THESE ACTIVITIES COULD HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT OF NATIONAL SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES.))
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Groat pleaded innocent to the charges today.
Sources say he had no job and had been travelling the country lately in a van that he also lived in.

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A California hospital fires four more respiratory therapists- where a colleague allegedly confessed to killing dozens of patients.
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The therapists worked in the same unit as Efren Saldivar.
In addition a hospital spokesman says two managers of the unit are no longer with the hospital. No word on why.
Saldviar allegedly told police he killed between forty and fifty patients who were seriously ill.
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[Date-Rape]


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A Bedford County teen faces felony charges after he allegedly spiked a friend's soft drink with the date rape drug G-H-B.
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The incident happened at Staunton River High School a week ago.
The 17-year old male who drank the G-H-B went into cardiac arrest.
He has since recovered.
The other boy has been charged with distributing a drug without a license and adulterating another person's food or drink.
Prosecutor Randy Krantz hopes to transfer the case to circuit court and try the teen as an adult.
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The Forestry Department is planning on starting a logging operation and timber sale by the end of this spring just outside of Covington.
But, for many residents in the area--that's a little too close for comfort.
Stacey Martin explains.
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The sawed timber and wood chips from logging operations like this one will soon carry over, closer to the city of Covington once the planned Peters Ridge Timber Sell is in place.
But, it's a move that has city residents logging complaints--and concerned about dangers they say are stacked up against them, including logging truck traffic.
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The Forestry Department plans to open this road--sending logging trucks travelling up and down these residential streets two to three times a day for the next three years--directly in the path of school buses according to some residents.
They say it will make the streets unsafe for other motorists and children at play.
But, the department disagrees.
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((ANNIE DOWNING/DISTRICT RANGER, GEO. WASH. NAT'L FOREST: THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THAT AREA NEED TO HAVE TRUCK TRAFFIC TO SERVE THEIR OWN PERSONAL NEEDS.)) [RUNS:05]
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((ANNIE DOWNING/DISTRICT RANGER, GEO. WASHINGTON NAT'L FOREST: I DON'T THINK THE ADDITIONAL LOGGING TRUCK TRAFFIC WILL BE A REAL ISSUE WHEN THE TIME COMES AND PEOPLE SEE IT.)) [RUNS:05]
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The public comment period for the sale ended March 26th.
Now, the Forestry Department says it will take local concerns into consideration.
But, residents fear the plans and routes are already clear cut for the department, and its too late to stop it now. SM, N7.))

[Bassett]


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Daylight saving time begins Sunday.
Time to turn your clocks AHEAD one hour.
Firefighters say it's also a good time to test the smoke detectors in your house.
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Firefighters suggest you change the batteries in your smoke detectors when you change your clocks-- twice a year.
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Henry County's fire marshal says there were NO working smoke detectors in the home of Garnett and Alice Via.
The couple, their grandson, and three great-grand children all died in a fire last November.
Fire fighters say you need to have more than one smoke detector in your house.
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((MANKER STONE/BASSETT VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT: YOU NEED AT LEAST ONE ON EACH LEVEL AND YOU NEED ONE OUTSIDE THE SLEEPING AREA. AND WE'RE TELLING PEOPLE IF THERE'S A SMOKER IN THE HOUSE THAT YOU NEED TO HAVE ONE INSIDE THAT BEDROOM. IF YOU SLEEP WITH THE DOOR CLOSED YOU NEED ONE INSIDE THAT BEDROOM.))
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Henry County has declared Sunday "Smoke Detector Awareness Day."
The Bassett Volunteer Fire Department will be handing out FREE smoke detectors from one-until-five.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

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Coming up,
Smart Road advocates are picking up steam as they push for high speed train.
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And
a local high school community is proving that controversy can't break their school pride.
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[Stock-Market]


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It was a record day on Wall Street.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average went over nine-thousand points for the first time.
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When it happened, trading stopped briefly and the New York Stock Exchange erupted in applause.
But it didn't last long.
The market closed three points lower than yesterday.
One local stockbroker said investors shouldn't pay too much attention to these thousand-point milestones.
He said it's more important to keep an eye on the stocks in your portfolio.
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((GEORGE BRAMMER/A.G. EDWARDS & SONS: 8000, 9000 THESE ARE PSYCHOLOGICAL THINGS. AS FAR AS THE MARKET ITSELF, IT SEEMS TO BE IRRELEVANT.))
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((YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE INDIVIDUAL OWNERSHIP IS. AND MOST PEOPLE DON'T OWN THE 30 STOCKS THAT ARE IN THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE))
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[vo-nat]
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 14-percent so far this year.

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Paula Jones' sexual harrassment lawsuit may be over- but special prosecutor Kenneth Starr says he's still investigating Monica Lewinsky.
Starr says his office will find the facts and ensure justice is done.
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Lewisky's attorney had this to say.
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((WILLIAM GINSBURG/LEWINSKY'S ATTORNEY: HE WANTS THE LAW AND THE FACTS. I THINK HE MADE AN ILLUSION TO DRAGNET AND JACK WEBB. HOW ABOUT THE WILL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE MR. STARR HAVE YOU NO SHAME SIR?))
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But Starr says the decision in the Jones case won't have any bearing on his probe.
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[Brown-Plane]


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The families of some business excutives killed with Commerce Secretary Ron Brown are now suing a map company.
Brown and 34 others died two years ago today- when their military plane crashed in Croatia.
The suit claims pilots were misled by their charts produced by Jeppesen Sanderson Incorporated.

The company has said the information was supplied by the Croatian government.[Truck-Safety]


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At 55 miles- per- hour, an 80-thousand pound tractor trailer needs the length of a football field to stop.
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And with truck traffic on the nation's highways increasing, truck safety officials say it's important to educate young drivers in the hazards of sharing the roads.
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((LINTEL GREGORY/TRUCK SAFETY EXPERT: LET THE CHILDREN TO GET UP IN THE TRUCKS AND LOOK AT THE MIRRORS SO THAT THEY CAN GET A WHOLE NEW PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT IT'S LIKE TO DRIVE A TRUCK AND WHAT THE DRIVERS HAVE TO SEE ON THE ROAD. HOPEFULLY THAT'S GOING TO MAKE THEM MORE AWARE AND SAFE WHEN THEY GET THEIR LICENSES.))
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Some Northside High School students got to slip behind the driver's seat and got a first- hand glimpse of the semi's many blind spots.
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((DARRELL QUARLES/TRUCK DRIVER: YOU'RE IN A BLIND SPOT, THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR YOU TO BECOME A CAUSUALTY.))
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The statewide "Sharing of the Road" program aims to improve highway safety.
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[Smart-Road]


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Construction on the five point seven mile "Smart Road" is cruising right along.
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The road will eventually link Blacksburg and Interstate 81.
A portion of it will also serve as a place for transportation research.
Nearly a mile of the test bed is expected to be ready for research purposes by June.
In the meantime, those involved with the "Smart Road" project are looking to the future.
They're working to convince investors to build a two mile "high-speed rail system" test track adjacent to the "Smart Road".
They've already secured 16 of the 21-million dollars that would be needed for the high speed train.
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((RAY PETHTEL/CENTER FOR TRANS. RESEARCH: A FINAL DECISION HAS TO BE MADE BY THE PARTNERS TO MOVE FORWARD, WE'LL ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND OF COURSE, INFORM THE COMMUNITY OF WHAT THE PROJECT IS ALL ABOUT, DO THE ENVIRONMENTAL WORK AND GET UNDERWAY. ))
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Pethtel says if the investors decide to build the "Maglev" project in Blacksburg-- preliminary work could begin as early as this summer.
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[EC-Glass]


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From charges of racism to the debate over abortion, Lynchburg's E-C Glass High School has seen it all this year.
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So parents, teachers and students have been holding their OWN rallies in front of E-C Glass this week.
Educators want to remind students they can still be proud of their school.
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((SUSAN MORRISON/PRINCIPAL: IT'S BEEN UP AND DOWN, THE KIDS FEEL REALLY GOOD WHEN WE GET THE GOOD NEWS OUT THERE AND THE NEXT DAY SOMETHING ELSE WILL HAPPEN AND THEY'RE THINKING `ANOTHER BAD THING FOR E.C. GLASS' AND THEY FEEL BAD FOR E.C. GLASS. IT'S BEEN UP AND DOWN.)) ((SANDY WILLIAMS/TEACHER: I WANTED TO SHOW THE COMMUNITY THAT E.C. GLASS IS A GREAT PLACE TO GO TO SCHOOL, WE HAVE GREAT KIDS HERE AND GOOD THINGS HAPPEN. AND I WANTED TO HELP SUPPORT THE KIDS AND RAISE THEIR SPIRITS.))
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Local companies donated prizes and a pep rally helped finish the activities today.
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A new coffee shop on the Roanoke market opens its doors, offering everything from cigars to pastries.
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And outside of San Franciso... the question is why did the SEAL attempt to cross the road.
That's coming up in our video of the day.
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[VA-Unemployment]


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Virginia reached its lowest February jobless rate
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than its seen in
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The Virginia Employment Commission says the state had three-point-four percent unemployment in February,
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down from four-point-five percent last February and three-point-seven percent in January.
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The national unemployment rate in February was five percent.

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Its owner calls it a slice of Little Italy in the heart of downtown Roanoke.
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Saltori's Roastery opened for business tonight.
It's a combination coffee house, pastry shop and cigar bar.
And it's quite a cozy atmosphere.
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((SAL CRISAFI/SALTORI'S ROASTERY: WE HAVE SOFT CHAIRS, COUCHES AND FIREPLACES. CIGAR LOUNGE ON THE SECOND FLOOR WITH A VENTILATION SYSTEM DIFFERENT COFFEES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, ITALIAN PASTRIES THAT YOU CAN'T GET IN ROANOKE...))
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Not to mention custom-made cheesecakes and a full lunch menu.
The Roastery is filling the space left empty when Books, Strings and Things closed last year.
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The King of Pop is a pop in another sense for a second time.
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Michael Jackson's wife Debbie Rowe Jackson gave birth to the couple's second child Friday in Beverly Hills, California.
A source close to the family says the baby girl named Paris Michael Cathernine Jackson was born at six-thirty, weighing seven pounds, nine ounces.
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The latest on the postponement of qualifying at Texas, plus Roanoke/Lynchburg college softball highlights,
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but first a tender diamond note. A tradition ended at Wrigley Field today but a legacy lives on. Harry carey, who recently passed away, was honored by fans before the Chicago Cubs/Montreal game. His grandson Chip takes over and, today, Harry's wife Dutchie sang take me out to the ball game during the seventh inning stretch. The Cubs won 6-2.
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First Round qualifying for Sunday's Texas 500 at the Texas Motorspeedway was postoned yesterday due to water seepage under the track. All 43 starting spots will be set today. Nine Winston Cup drivers did qualify yesterday. Of those, dale Jarretttt is the current pole sitter, followed by Johnny benson and Jimmy Spencer.
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There were a dozen wrecks yesterday in practtice at the Texas track as both Busch and Winston Cup cars hitt walls and lost titres; that's Kenny wallaces rubber rolling down pit road. Water under the track was not believed to be a factor until the last two wrecks. Drivers sited oil as the cause of several other wrecks.
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The Roanoke College softball team downed Lynchburg 8-5 last night to remain a top the ODAC standings with a perfect 4 and OH record.
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It was a double dip at the Moyer Sports Complex. Lets check out the first game. In the top of the sixth; Kay Kay Moore drives this pitch into center field and the gap was closed to 5-8-3 lady maroons.
To the 7th. The Lady Hornets Trena Liggon is gonna triple to center. Her three bagger plates Shana Scruggs and Noke's lead is down to 4.
But the Lady Maroons and ace pitcher Amy Layman were to tough. Roanoke beats Lynchburg by 3, 8-5. In the second game, Roanoke won 11 to 3. the lady maroons are now 6 and OH in the ODAC. Layman hit a homer in the second.

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Game two of the Kelly Cup playoffs was a different story for the Express. Roanoke lost to Huntington 3-2 last night on the Blizzards home ice. Huntington jumped out in front 2-nothing and never trailed. Duane Harmer and Jeremy Schaeffer scored for Roanoke. Dave Gagnon was in net.

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A local group of college cheerleaders finished in the top ten at a national competition last night.
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The N-C-Double-A Cheer and Dance Competition got underway earlier this week in Daytona, Florida.
The Hokies' cheerleadering squad beat out 20 other teams in the competition to take seventh place.
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Your hometown station will air the finals of the Cheer-and-Dance Competition April 19th.

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The Salem Avalanche opens its 1998 Carolina League season a week from tonight at home at Salem Memorial against the Warthogs of Winston-Salem.
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This afternoon workers were continuing to get the diamond in top shape for the opener as they mended fences and painted outfield bill boards.
The team has a number of interesting promotions in store for fans throughout the season.
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Two of the new promotions this season will feature a glove giveaway night and an evening when official Louisville slugger bats will be handed out to fans.
There's also a scheduled "Red Neck" night on July 16th. Now your scores.





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Still to come in sports, UVa's spring football game kicks off tomorrow in Charlottesville,
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and speaking of Hooville, Roy Stanley takes a closer look at new Virginia Men's basketball coach Pete Gillen.

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Pete Gillen tenure as the new head basketball coach at Virginia officially began today. And, already; the man of many words is turning some heads. Roy Stanley has some of his thoughts on the program,facilities, and the future.
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((The last time Gillen was at University Hall was 20 years ago when he was an assistant at V-M-I.
Gillen was informed yesterday about the lack of student support at the Cavalier games. The same type of situation that he faced when he took over at Providence.)) ((PETE GILLEN/UVA HEAD COACH: )) ((It's no secret that the Cavaliers could use a new basketball facility. Gillen was impressed with his first look at the arena but he also knows the importance of first class facilities when it comes to recruiting.)) ((GILLEN: )) ((TERRY HOLLAND/UVA ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: )) (-------------) ((Gillen met with the team yesterday afternoon and planned to hit the road recruiting. Roy Stanley News 7 Sports.))