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Next on News 7-
More snow and more cold- We'll have a live report, school closings and the complete forecast coming up.
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[VO-NAT]


Despite the weather high school regional basketball tournament tipped off throughout the area....
Plus it's a girl thing at this year's grammy's. We'll explain.
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News 7 is next.
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[Winter-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Snow Returns]


Good evening...
Winter weather is closing schools tomorrow and causing some travel problems in parts of our area.
[Double Box=Jean/Eric=microwave]


Eric Earnhart joins us from Bent Mountain with an update. [take eric full]
[SUPER=@Eric1]
[super=05-Roanoke Co.]
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[Double Box=Jean/Eric=Microwave]





[Snow]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=THa]
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Motorists in the New River Valley contended with a healthy dose of Mother Nature, today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Snow and freezing temperatures made driving conditions treacherous.
Route 460 in Blacksburg was one trouble spot.
Police say the driver of this S-U-V lost control after hitting a slick spot below an overpass.
It also proved to be a trouble spot for other motorists, too.
No one was seriously injured.
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[Floyd-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.]


In Floyd County, driving conditions weren't any better.
90- year Ora Lee Phillips died today when the car she was riding in crashed on Route 221, just outside the town of Floyd.
State police say Phillips' daughter, Eunice Perdue, was behind the wheel.
She reportedly told state police she lost control on the slick roads and crossed into the path of a van.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Closing-Information]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=chr]
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You'll find the latest weather-related changes in school schedules along the bottow of your screen right now,
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[TAKE PINNACLE FULL] or you can check our website at WDBJ-7-dot-com.
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[Rowe-Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=djo]
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After 53-years and 22-additions, Rowe Furniture has outgrown its Salem plant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The furniture maker announced plans today to move most of its operations to Montgomery County. Only the plant's furniture frame manufacturing will remain in the Salem facility. Officials say it's good news for the company, its employees and stockholders.
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[SOT=14:53:31]
[IN Q=WE WERE REALLY]

((STEVE SHELOR/ROWE SPOKESMAN; WE WERE REALLY EXCITED TO RELEASE......PUTTING OUR MONEY WHERE OUR MOUTH IS.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Shelor/Rowe Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=WHERE OUR MOUTH IS.]
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[VO-NAT]

170-jobs will be added to the furniture maker's workforce of more than five-hundred. Officials expect to begin production in the 15-million dollar facility by the first of the new year.
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[Dragging-Death]


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[There is an anchor tag!]
Applause and tears in court as John King was convicted in the dragging death of a black man.
Bob McNamara has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I understand]
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[SUPER=01-Bob McNamara/CBS News; :54]
[SUPER=01-Guy James Gray/Prosecutor; 1:04]
[Super=01-Mary Verrett/Byrd's Relative; 1:16 quick!]
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[OUT Q=Jasper, Texas.]

(( I UNDERSTAND WE HAVE A VERDICT..." The verdict came quickly.. After just two hours of deliberation... Judge Joe Bob Golden...read aloud the jury's decision. BOB GOLDEN/JUDGE: WE THE JURY FIND THE DEFENDANT GUILTY OF CAPITAL MURDER AT THIS TIME. King leaned forward in his chair... then sat back in silence. He wouldn't let the courtroom camera capture his reaction. But others began celebrating.
Prosecutors and police hugged... even kissed.
Outside the courthouse, there was a sense of relief.
NATSOT WOMAN "I'M TICKLED PINK. I'M PLEASED!!!!"

Inside, King's father cried. It had already been another bad day for the defendant.
In closing arguments, prosecutor Pat Hardy likened James Byrd's dragging death to a long ago lynching...
Instead of a rope.. he said.. they used chains..
Instead of horses.. they used a pickup truck.. Defense attorney Sonny Cribbs practically conceded a murder conviction.. telling jurors.. that finding King not guilty.."is gonna be extremely difficult to do" Ultimately, the jury agreed. GUY JAMES GRAY "I THINK ANY JURY IN THIS COUNTRY WOULD FEEL THE SAME WAY. YOU CAN'T PUT UP WITH THIS STUFF. YOU CAN'T TOLERATE IT. THE SAME MESSAGE ANY JURY ANY PLACE IN THE COUNTRY WOULD SEND. For James Byrd's family, it was a bittersweet victory. MARY VERRETT "WE WIN AND YET WE STILL LOSE, BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE HIM BACK." BOB MCNAMARA CBS NEWS, JASPER TEXAS.))
[Talent=Jean]
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Now jurors must decide whether King will receive the death penalty.


[Hall]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-5 20:44]
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The federal lawsuit filed by the parents of a Staunton River Middle School student who took her own life four years ago has been withdrawn.
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[VO-NAT]


Lisa Hall's parents sued Bedford County School officials and the guidance counselor who'd heard
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./September, 1998]

that the 13-year old was suicidal but did not tell her parents.
Before the court rendered a ruling, however, Karen and Floyd Hall notified the judge that they decided "it is in everyone's best interest to withdraw the lawsuit."
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[XGR-Wrap]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-1 43:53]
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The future is fuzzy again for the Salem eye doctors fighting for their own surgery center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/1998]


Vistar Eye Clinic will NOT get legislative help to open an eye surgery center outside of Carilion.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Today;]


That's despite a passionate plea from Botetourt's state senator.
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[SOT 13:28:33]
[IN Q=Are we going]

((SEN. BO TRUMBO/R-FINCASTLE: ARE WE GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THE DEEP, DARK RECESSES OF THIS BUREAUCRACY AND SAY LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WAKE UP? NO!))
[SOT 13:32:46]

((SEN. TOMMY NORMENT/R-WILLIAMSBURG: WILL THAT FACILITY TREAT HYPERVENTILATION? trumbo laughs))
[SUPER=@Trumbo; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tommy Norment/(R) Williamsburg; :11]
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[OUT Q=laughs]
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[VO-NAT]


Another local issue... the Character Counts program that teaches values to kids at Roanoke's Fallon Park Elementary School got House okay to be a model for other state schools.
And southwest cattle farmers won one in the House.
The Delegates voted to place a bounty on the heads of coyotes.
About 28- hundred coyotes are now legally killed each year in Virginia.
The bounty would pay hunters to do the job.
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[Animal-Bills]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-78 1:20:17]
[GRAPHIC=Animal Bills]


In the dog-eat-dog world of the Virginia State Capitol, some very Fido-friendly measures are making their way into law.
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[VO-NAT]


Today, a bill to stiffen the penalties for animal cruelty got final legislative approval.
The link to human violence has made more lawmakers pro-animal rights.
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[SOT]
[sot tape animal bills 14:05:07 ]

((ALVINA PITCHES/VIRGINIA FED. OF HUMANE SOCIETIES: MOST OF YOUR SERIAL KILLERS, FROM JEFFREY DAHMER TO CHILD ABUSERS AND OTHER CRIMINALS, THEY HAVE A PREVIOUS HISTORY OF ABUSE TO ANIMALS. AND ALL THE RECENT SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, THE CHILDREN INVOLVED IN THOSE CASES-- AT LEAST ONE INVOLVED IN EACH CASE WAS INVOLVED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY IN THE PAST.))
[sot tape animal bills 16:42:39 ]

((SEN. RUSS POTTS/R-WINCHESTER: I'M AN ACTIVE ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST. BECAUSE I BELIEVE STRONGLY THAT WE MUST PROTECT ALL OF GOD'S CHILDREN AND ALL OF GOD'S ANIMALS.))
[SUPER=01-Alvina Pitches/Virginia Fed. of Humane Societies; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Russ Potts/(R) Winchester; :19]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=God's animals.]
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[VO-NAT]


Also among the animal-friendly measures: -- a bill that would ban the sale of domestic pet fur in Virginia, -- a bill to study improving animal shelters -- and a bill to make it easier to prosecute people who set up dog fights.
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[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

Still ahead -- a vote worth millions of dollars for Southside Schools is delayed.
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[VO-NAT]

And, conflict in Kosovo continues but there may be a ray of hope on the horizon.
Details when News 7 at 11 returns.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=Mike]
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((Welcome folks to the post Doris Duke sportage for your Tuesday night. We are rich in hoops tonight with highlights from five of tonight's high school regionol battles.
A VMI hotshot makes first all-southern conference, and we'll check in at the roundhouse on another Express win.
See you in a few minutes with the sports on News 7.))
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[School-Bond]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-82 1:02:12]
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The vote over whether Danville schools should receive a bond worth millions is off the ballot, for now.
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[VO-NAT]

[99-9 23:11]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night]


Last night supporters of the school bond referendum told the public that 36-Million dollars
[super=03-Danville]

are needed to improve and build city schools.
Now the city attorney says a deadline for announcing of the referendum wasn't met.
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[anchor=Jean]
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Legal notice of the vote was published in an area newspaper only 9 days before the scheduled vote.
The law requires at least a 10-day notice.
A special council meeting takes place tomorrow to address the problem.



[County-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
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The vote is still a month away, but it now appears a majority of the Roanoke County Supervisors will support construction of a new high school on the Woods End site.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;]


The School Board has requested a special use permit for the property. Today, the supervisors advanced the project to the Planning Commission.
Though some of the supervisors had favored property on Merriman Road, it now appears a majority will approve the school board's plan.
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[SOT 12:17:18]
[IN Q=I think if you don't at this particular stage]

((I THINK IF YOU DON'T AT THIS PARTICULAR STAGE, THEN YOU WOULD BE VOTING AGAINST A NEW HIGH SCHOOL IN SOUTHWEST COUNTY, BECAUSE I DON'T SEE ANY ALTERNATIVE SITES AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The county will hold a community meeting on the school project tomorrow night at Cave Spring Junior High. The Planning Commission will consider the issue on Tuesday, and it will be back on the Supervisors' agenda March 23rd.

[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-B]
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The talks are over and no deal on Kosovo - but the meetings were not a total failure.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rambouillet, France]


The Serbs agreed in principle to give self limited rule to Ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.
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[SOT 14:51: 03 ]
[IN Q=We will leave]

((MADELEINE ALBRIGHT/SECRETARY OF STATE: WE WILL LEAVE ROMBOUILLET WITH SOMETHING THAT MONTHS OF SHUTTLE NEGOTIATIONS AND YEARS OF INTERNATIONAL CONCERN HAD NOT ACHIEVED, A VIABLE PLAN FOR AUTONOMY AND DEMOCRACY IN KOSOVO.))
[SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State;]
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[OUT Q=in Kosovo.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Serbs are NOT giving in on several elements of self rule that the Albanians want.
For now, NATO's threats of airstrikes are on hold.
More talks are scheduled for next month.
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[Going-South]


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She's getting seven dollars a day --
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Matamoros, Mexico;]

[novalink 3 or 4]
living in what Americans would probably call poverty.
She calls it comfortable.
You met Alicia Lopez earlier this week.
You're about to hear what she does with the money she earns in a Mexican sewing factory.
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[FADE AFTER A COUPLE OF SECONDS.]
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((ALICIA LOPEZ: YO SE QUE ALLA EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS...))
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[OUT Q=Estados Unidos...]
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[VO-NAT]


She said she knows her paycheck isn't very big by American standards.
But she's able to buy everything she needs.
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[SOT MATAMOROS/JORGE TAPE -- 2:39:14]
[IN Q=i'm sure]

((JORGE GUERRA: I'M SURE THAT WE ALL LOVE MONEY AND THE THINGS MONEY CAN BUY. BUT THERE ARE MANY OTHER THINGS THAT CAN MAKE A PEOPLE HAPPY. ))
[SUPER=01-Jorge Guerra/Matamoros Ec. Dev. Committee;]
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[OUT Q=PEOPLE HAPPY]
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[TAKE STILL STORE -- TOMORROW]
Tommorrow on News-7 at six, find out what Alicia does with the little money she has.
It's part of our ongoing look at apparel industry, called "Going South."





[Tease2]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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When the news returns -- so you didn't get to see Elton John in Roanoke?
Take a number - the civic center says it's not changing ticket distribution.
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[VO-NAT]


And later in the newscast, preparations are underway for tomorrow night's Grammys.
This year -- women are taking center stage.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=136-7 0 4/6 3 9 9/2 10 18 28 31/3 13 27 30 44/27]






[General-Assembly]


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State lawmakers have beaten a midnight deadline and come through with a budget compromise to spend 275- Million dollars in lottery profits on schools.
Half of that money will go to schools with no strings attached, the other half will be restricted to school construction and other specified needs.
The issue was considered the biggest obstacle for General Assembly budget negotiators trying to beat the clock.

[Civic-Center]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=vvo]
[TAPE#=98-81 27:33]
[GRAPHIC=Ticket Lottery Stays]


Some people who could not get tickets to last weekends elton John concert complained about the ticket lottery system-
Despite the criticism- the Roanoke Civic Center will continue to use the system- for major events.
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[VO-NAT tape 98-81 25:58]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/ January 8]


It's the wristband number system.
Workers draw one number to determine who gets the first place in line when tickets go on sale.
Organizers claim it helps prevent fighting to get to the front.
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[SOT ub 12:21:08]
[IN Q= when you have;]
[SUPER=01-Robyn Schon/Marketing Director;]

((WHEN YOU HAVE SUCH HIGH DEMAND AND LITTLE SUPPLY: 10-THOUSAND 5-HUNDRED TICKETS BASICALLY, AND 40-THOUSAND PEOPLE WANTING TO SEE THE CONCERT, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE FIGHTING TO BE IN FRONT OF THE LINE. SO THIS WAS AN ORGANIZED WAY FOR US TO SELL TICKETS AND DISTRIBUTE THOSE TICKETS.))
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[OUT Q= distribute those tickets;]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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As for complaints that the eight-ticket limit was too high, civic center officials say that's a decision made by concert promoters.

[Cheap-Gas]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-3 49:34]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices Down]


It's getting a whole lot cheaper to travel in this region.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


In an attempt to attract customers, the newly- opened Sheetz gas station in New London is selling "87" octane gas for 69- nine cents a gallon.
Other gas stations such as Huddlestons General Store at Smith Mountain Lake sell gas for 68- nine.
Nationwide, the average price of a gallon of gas has dipped below one dollar for the first time in decades.
Experts say prices will probably rebound this spring.
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[SUPER=X5001;][S-Extra]



[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Highlights from five of tonight's regional high school basketball games from Danville to Salem are on the way along with a look at another Express win at the Roundhouse.
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[VO-NAT]
[super=75-Lexington; :00]


But first, VMI senior guard Jason Bell was named a first team all-southern conference selection tonight.
The 6-1 sharp shooter averaged nearly 20 points a game this year and had 74 steals.
He leads VMI against Furman Thursday at 12:30 in the conference tourney opener.
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[GO TO BREAK]


[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-26]
[GRAPHIC=NORTHWEST REGION]


We begin the regional run through with the ladies.
Cave Spring hosted Albemarle tonight in a Northwest regional opener.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Albemarle vs. Cave Spring; :00]


After winning the RVD tourney in dramatic fashion the Knights were back in the spotlight.
And they would strike first as Sarah Rutherford feeds Renee Gagnier inside with the beautiful bounce pass. The Knights' have a four point lead.
The visitors from Charlottesville were anything but pushovers. Jess Evers knocks in this bucket and we're all tied up.
Cave would add two more as Sherri Rickman takes the Jessica Caldwell pass and converts inside as the Knights' lead expands.
[super=33-Albemarle/46/Cave Spring/55;]


Rutherford would widen the gap with her outside touch as she bottoms out the three pointer and Cave Spring wins its 20th game of the year 55-to-46.
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[S-Girls]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-38 1248TC]
[GRAPHIC=NORTHWEST REGION]


The Lady Knights will now meet GW Danville in the girls Northwest semi-finals Thursday. The Eagles ended Fleming's season tonight in Southside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Northwest Regionals;:00]


A little cowboy came in off the range long enough to take in this shootout.
In the second half, GW's Raynisha Johnson drives the ball up the middle, through heavy traffic and eventually in for the layup.
Fleming's Shaunaray Walker would answer that drive by taking the cross court pass and turning it into a hoop. This one is neck and neck deep into the fourth quarter.
[super=33-William Fleming/52/G.W. Danville/61;]


But GW would get the win as Shanna Price passes to Tokisha Burton for the easy 2 points and the Eagles advance to the semi-finals with 61-to-52 win.
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[S-Danville]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-38]
[GRAPHIC=NORTHWEST REGION]


Right after that contest the GW boys hosted Cave Spring in a Northwest quarterfinal matchup.
Payback was the theme in this one as the Knights beat the Eagles by 10 back on January 23rd.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Cave Spring vs. G.W. Danville; :00]


The Eagles were at full strength for last night's rematch with the Knights and back on their home turf.
Cave Spring's Kevin Connally misses the shot, but J.J. Redick cleans up the mess and picks up right where he left off in the first meeting.
But the Eagles Brian Gunn would take it to the Knights on the fast break as he scores on the nice dribble drive.
Mike Hamlar would answer that with an outlet pass to Jess Seamon, who hammers in the dunk on the other end.
[SUPER=33-Cave Spring/67/G.W. Danville/71;]


But GW would prevail as Lavar Wright is right on time with the layin. The Eagles move on with the 71-to-67 win.
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[s-fleming]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-42 tc 11:38]
[GRAPHIC=]


G.W. Danville will face long time rival William Fleming on Thursday at Lynchburg College.
The Colonels beat Ablemarle 54-to-43 to advance in the Northwest Region.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Albemarle vs. William Fleming;]


Fleming enjoyed the comforts of home and Colonel fans were less than hospitable to the visiting Patriots.
It was a close game as Alvin Logan drives through Albemarle defenders and finds the basket for Fleming.
The Colonels start to pull away when Cedric Preston works it into Michael Fleshman, the bucket makes it 41-38 Fleming.
[super=33-Albemarle/43/William Fleming/54;]


William Fleming sinks a string of fourth quarter foul shots and goes on to beat Albemarle 54-to-43.
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(BYE BYE)



[S-Three]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-34]
[GRAPHIC=REGION THREE]


The Region Three boy's tourney at the Salem Civic center featured one game last night as Seminole tourney champ Heritage was hammered by Blue Ridge runner-up William Byrd.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Heritage vs. William Byrd; :00]


The Pioneers had no idea they were headed for an ambush as they headed onto the civic center floor.
Matt McGuire takes the feed from Curt Hetherington on the inside and he scores to give the Terriers the advantage.


Heritage would cut into that advantage when Maurice Buck got the rock over to Andre Gill for the jump shot.
The Pioneers Russell Henderson fires in this shot from the corner and the game is all tied up.
But Byrd's persistence would rule in the end. Matt McGuire's shot is blocked,
[super=33-William Byrd/55/Heritage/45;]

but Josh Wheeler is there for the putback.
Byrd moves on to meet Gretna on Friday with the 55-to-45 win.
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[S-Tourney]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=region c]


In Region C last night, Glenvar beat Bland to advance to the semi-finals. George Wythe hammered Covington 80-to-59.
And Parry McCluer whippe John Battle 65-to-44 to give head coach Nelson Fox his 300th career win.
(BYE BYE)





[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Still to come tonight in addition to an Express win
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[VO-NAT]


Tim Christian also enjoys a personal milestone. Details right after this break.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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The Express's 4-1 win over Johnstown last night gives them 2 more points than Richmond, who did not play yesterday evening. Roanoke is once again on top in the Northeast Division.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Chiefs vs. Express; :00]


The Express came out looking to reach the 500 mark in the month of February.
And the team would get a big hand...or shoulder from it's goalie. Dave Gagnon turned away 33 of 34 shots, including this point blank stop in the second period with the Express leading 2-1.
[SUPER=34-Roanoke/4/Johnstown/1;]Roanoke's Jason Dailey gave the Express a 3-1 advantage on this rap around goal. Th

e defenseman needed a big night, he came into the game with a +/- of negative 15.
Tim Christian would score his 19th goal on the season and becomes the Express's second all time leading scorer, surpassing Jeff Jablonski. Express win by 3.
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[S-Liberty]


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The Lady Flames of Liberty are looking for a repeat in the Big South Tournament down in Ashville, North Carolina later this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


The Flames head down south with the regular season title under their belts.
Liberty is 18 and seven overall and eight and one in the conference.
Last year the Lady Flames entered the post season undefeated.
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[SUPER=01-Elena Kisseleva/Liberty Forward; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rick Reeves/Liberty Head Coach; 16]
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[OUT Q=hostile environment]
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Flames have a first round bye and don't play until Friday.

[S-Mayfield]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/1995; :00]


In one other racing note, the New River Valley Speedway announced today that it plans to hold six Friday night racing cards at the track starting on June 4th.
Among the classes of cars that will be run on those nights are the Legends, Mini-Cups and the Enduros.
Two demolition derbies are also planned for the summer.
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[Grammys]


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The music industry's biggest stars are prepping and primping for music's biggest night.
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[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA]


Celine Dion was rehearsing for her performance at the Grammy's tomorrow night-
She's nominated in four big categories- but the singer says she's trying to slow down.
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[SOT 10:10:49]
[IN Q=Now I'm not]

((CELINE DION/GRAMMY NOMINEE: NOW I'M NOT DOING ANYTHING. I'M JUST COMPLETING THE YEAR. I'M TOURING THE WORLD UNTIL THE END OF 99- IN THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND I'M HOME AND THEN SEE YA!))
((NAT SOT THAT THING, THAT THING...))
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[OUT Q=THAT THING.. THAT THING]
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[VO-NAT]


Look out for Lauryn Hill with 10 nominations-
Women dominate the awards, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Shania Twain and Brandy lead the way with eight of the ten record and album of the year nominations.
The grammy's are tomorrow night on WDBJ. (------------)