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[TALENT=Keith]

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:

Some faces and facts behind the red ink at Tutex.
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And fire claims the life of an elderly Radford man.
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Tonight in sports, over 100 wrestlers are grappling in Vinton.
We'll see how it's all in the family with the Liberty women's team.
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And Bridgewater knocks the Roanoke College women out of the ODAC tournament this afternoon in the semi-finals.
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A good bet that half of the weekend will be wet. Tell you which half in a moment. [open]
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A major textile company loses millions, and that has remaining workers worried. But Tultex says things will get better.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.[Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#98-81 1:18:52]
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Thirty-six-point-five million was a frightening number in Martinsville and Henry County today.
That's how much money Tultex lost on paper in 19-98.
And that huge loss has people wondering:
What's going to happen to Martinsville's biggest employer?
[Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Newsroom]


Scott Goldberg is our newsroom tonight.
Scott, does the company have an answer?
[Live=Scott Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]


Keith, the company said it's working to turn things around.
All week we've been reporting about the struggling apparel industry.
Today Tultex said it is a victim of the times that are tough all over -- NOT a victim of its own bad management.
The company today said its chief officers will stay in place.
And Tultex tried to ease the fears of so many who worry that the company might be headed for disaster.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;01]
[SUPER=07-Marquita Williams;16]
[SUPER=01-Kim Adkins/Tultex Spokeswoman;37]
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[OUT Q=support the company]

((
Besides the 24-hundred people who work at Tultex in Martinsville, the nearly 800 who work in its Virginia sewing plants ... there are others who worry about the future of this company.
People like Marquita Williams, who works for a company that inspects Tultex garments.
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[SOT 17:57]
[IN Q=there's not]

((MARQUITA WILLIAMS: THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE ANY JOBS HERE FOR LONG. EVERYBODY'S CLOSING DOWN THAT PAID GOOD MONEY. YOU CAN'T SUPPORT THE KIDS WORKING AT BURGER KING ANYMORE.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=anymore]


Fears like that were stoked by an earnings report that showed Tultex profits got pummeled.
The report followed a year of layoffs and other cost-cutting measures that plagued the whole apparel industry and left Tultex workers wondering: Who's going to get laid off next?
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[SOT 7:28]
[IN Q=at this time]

((KIM ADKINS/TULTEX SPOKESWOMAN: AT THIS TIME THE EMPLOYEES SHOULD NOT WORRY ABOUT THAT. IT'S NOT IN THE IMMEDIATE PLANS. THEY SHOULD JUST HOLD THEIR HEADS UP HIGH AND SUPPORT THE COMPANY.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=THE COMPANY]))
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[Live= Scott Full/Newsroom]


Tultex said its losses looked much worse on paper.
The company divested itself of its Logo Athletic line of clothing last year, so it lost all the profits that came with selling Logo clothes.
Still, to save more money, the company is going to take its focus away from manufacturing clothes -- most of that will be done in Mexico -- and Tultex is going to focus more on marketing and distributing clothes.
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Keith.[Radford-Fire]


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[TAPE#=98-79 1:36:48]
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An elderly Radford man lost his life today after his apartment caught fire.
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[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Police say the 77- year old, whose name has NOT been released, lived in the basement of this Fifth Street home.
Radford's fire marshal says he and investigators believe the fire started when the man dropped a small cigar he was a smoking onto a blanket that covered his lap.
Investigators aren't sure why the victim could NOT get out of the chair.
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[***WIPE***WIPE***][Barker-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co./December 6;]


A fire that killed a Henry County couple last December is now being called SUSPICIOUS.
William and Bonnie Barker died when their house went up in flames.
Their son Jeff, who lived in the basement, escaped the burning house unharmed.
Fire Marshal Rodney Howell won't release a cause, but says it started in the basement.
Howell says he won't know if this fire will be labeled an ARSON until his investigation is over.
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[Bramblett]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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The state Supreme Court has upheld the capital murder conviction and death sentence of Earl Bramblett.
The court not only rejected Bramblett's appeal, Justice Christian Compton went so far as to praise the "outstanding police work" that produced evidence that Justice Compton called: "overwhelming."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994]


Bramblett killed all four members of the Hodges family in the Summer of '94, then set their house ablaze, trying to destroy the evidence.
It turned out Bramblett had killed Blaine Hodges earlier, then may have been caught with 11-year old Winter Hodges, ended up killing her, as well as her younger sister and their mother.
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[Robbery-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[SUPER=03-Danville/May 20, 1998;]


A Danville man has been arrested for his part in the robbery of bank courier last spring.
F-B-I agents nabbed 34-year old Richard Erick Houston Wednesday in the parking lot of a local restaurant.
The F-B-I says Houston pulled off this robbery last May with the help of at least two other people.
It happened outside the People's National Bank on Kentuck Road in Danville.
The window of a bank courier's pickup truck was smashed out and a bag of the bank's money was stolen.
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[Child-Porn]


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A West Virginia man charged with using the Internet to lure a Bedford County juvenile into a homosexual tryst says he was SET UP by the police.
Steve Smallshaw has the latest.
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(( After a month of swapping e-mails and phone calls, Thomas Rice says he KNEW the person he was meeting in Bedford wasn't a 13-year-old boy as Bedford cops would have had him believe.
His attorney, Harry Garrett, hasn't seen all the evidence, but says entrapment IS a possible defense.
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[SOT 10:32:54]
[IN Q=The individual]

((HARRY GARRETT/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THE INDIVIDUAL THAT HE TALKED TO ON THE PHONE, HE JUDGED TO BE AN ADULT AND HE TELLS ME THAT WHEN HE WAS COMING TO VIRGINIA, HE THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO MEET AN ADULT, NOT A TEENAGER.))
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[OUT Q=not a teenager.]
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[SOT 11:21:14]
[IN Q=That's incorrect]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: THAT'S INCORRECT. MR RICE KNEW FULL WELL THAT HE WAS COMING TO MEET A MINOR.))
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[OUT Q=meet a minor.]


If that's true, school board members say they're concerned that police lured a suspected pedophile to an elementary school parking lot to arrest him.
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[Standup 12:01:57]
[IN Q=But sheriff's authorities]

((But sheriff's authorities defend their decision, saying an elementary school with just one road in and one road out on a Saturday afternoon was probably the most controlled environment they could have found. Sheriff Mike Brown also says they had Thomas Rice under surveillance from the time he checked into his hotel to his arrival here a short time later.))
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[OUT Q=short time later.]
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[IN Q=We had six]

((MIKE BROWN: WE HAD SIX UNDERCOVER OFFICERS THERE. I WAS THERE, I DID NOT SEE ANYONE IN THE PARKING LOT.))
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Rice is due back in a Bedford court on April 29th.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))











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You've heard of C-SPAN, so how about "V-SPAN"? Still ahead, our legislators debate whether to go live.
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Next, a new company promises great jobs, but you have to pay first. What do you get for your money? We'll investigate.

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People are paying 135-dollars each to a new Roanoke company that advertises high-paying jobs.
The company says it provides a valuable service, but some people are walking away angry and bitter -- with a lot less money in their pockets.
Tina Tenret went into Employment One to investigate.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :34]
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(( 20-year-old Matthew Shaffer needed a job.
He saw several ads in the paper that promised nine to twelve dollars an hour, so he called.
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[SOT 16:31:04]
[IN Q=Thank you for calling]

((THANK YOU FOR CALLING EMPLOYMENT ONE. THIS IS LEE. HOW MAY I HELP YOU?)) [RUNS03]
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At Employment One clients fork over 135-dollars ...
then they're led to a bulletin board with about 150 job listings.
They get a contact name and number but that's about it.
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[SOT 9:00:40]
[IN Q=It's just a big hoax]

((MATTHEW SHAFFER/JOB APPLICANT: IT'S JUST A BIG HOAX IS ALL IT IS. ... butt butt butt LIKE I SAY -- YOU GO TO THE V-E-C AND GET THIS INFORMATION FOR FREE.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=for free]


So what ARE you paying 135 bucks for?
Well, a staff of about six people calls companies in Southwest Virginia, looking for job vacancies.
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((I WAS JUST CALLING TO SEE IF YOU HAD ANY POSITIONS WE COULD HELP YOU FILL.)) [RUNS03]
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They say they make two to three-hundred calls a day to find jobs that match their clients' needs.
And they say they post about 15 new jobs daily.
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[IN Q=We're bringing in]

((CHRIS PETZA/EMPLOYMENT ONE: WE'RE BRINGING IN NEW COMPANIES TALKING TO NEW EMPLOYERS. WE'RE GOING AFTER THE POSITIONS THAT AREN'T NORMALLY ADVERTIZED AND THAT'S WHERE THE MONEY'S COMING IN.)) [RUNS10]
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But clients like Kerry Gallagher feel cheated.
She paid a lot of cash expecting to be SET UP in an interview and PLACED in a job.
That wasn't part of the deal.
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[SOT 16:44:39]
[IN Q=Do you actually]

((DO YOU ACTUALLY CALL OUT TO THE JOB AND SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW? NO, WE DON'T DO THAT.)) [RUNS04]
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The FIRST line of the contract says Employment One DOES NOT secure a job for subscribers.
And, big black signs say they don't guarantee a job.
Still some don't read the writing on the wall.
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[SOT 13:54:10]
[IN Q=They want to think]

((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: THEY WANT TO THINK THEY'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT. IF YOU LOOK AT THE ADS, THEY SAY THEY HAVE THESE OPPORTUNITIES WHICH GIVES YOU THE IMPRESSION THEY CAN ACTUALLY GET YOU IN TO GET AN INTERVIEW OR ACTUALLY PLACE YOU.)) [RUNS15]
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Gallagher says she came for the ads promising nine to twelve dollars an hour -- and found many job listings that offer about half that.
She got her money back -- but usually customers can NOT get refunds.
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[IN Q=I had to borrow]

((I HAD TO BORROW MONEY JUST SO I COULD PAY BILLS. I THOUGHT I COULD JUST PAY THIS $135, I'D GET ME A GOOD JOB, I'D STILL BE ABLE TO PAY MY BILLS. BUT I ENDED UP HAVING TO BORROW MONEY BECAUSE I LOST $135 TO THESE PEOPLE.)) [RUNS12]
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=The Better Business Bureau]

((THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU SAYS NEVER PAY FOR EMPLOYMENT UP FRONT. AND A LOCAL CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWYER TOLD US -- ASK QUESTIONS. FIND OUT WHAT YOU'RE BUYING, AND READ EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU SIGN. TINA TENRET NEWS7 ROANOKE.))
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Managers at Employment One say they have few disappointed customers.
But since it's a new company here, they also say it's too early to tell whether they've helped anyone find a job

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Make it four down days in a row on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow finished the week falling 60 today, at 93-07. NASDAQ dropped 39 points.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#98-74 2:03:10]
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They do it in Washington.
Live TV coverage of Congress in action on C-SPAN.
But they won't be doing "V-SPAN" anytime soon in Virginia.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Microwave]


Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol, where the 1999 General Assembly is wrapping up its work for the year.
[Live=Ellen Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


That's right Keith.
We are, hopefully, now in the final 24 hours of the '99 session.
And one of the last issues to excite the lawmakers today was whether their floor sessions should be broadcast unedited, in their entirety, on cable stations around the state.
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[SUPER=@Day; :06 ]
[SUPER=01-Del. Leo Wardrup/(R) Virginia Beach; :18 ]
[SUPER=@Jackson; :27 ]
[SUPER=01-Del. Panny Rhodes/(R) Richmond; :41 ]
[SUPER=@Cranwell; :1:01 ]
[SUPER=01-Del. Jackie Stump/(D) Buchanan Co.; :1:15 ]
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Advocates of open government say it's hypocritical to NOT push for closer citizen inspection.
[SOT 11:46:47 ]

((DEL. BARNIE DAY/D-PATRICK CO.: WE TRULY HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR ON THIS ONE EXCEPT FEAR ITSELF.))
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But the fearful point out it's already covered by reporters.
And you can track action on an Internet site.
But some lawmakers say that's still not enough.
[SOT 11:42:44 ]

((DEL. LEO WARDRUP/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: THERE ARE A LOT OF AUNT EDNAS LIVING OVER IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE STATE, PERHAPS LIVING IN PATRICK COUNTY OR GALAX WHO DO NOT HAVE THAT ACCESSIBILITY, WHEREAS THEY PROBABLY DO HAVE A TELEVISION SET. ))
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[SOT 11:50:34]

((DEL. TOMMY JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: ONE ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF OPENING THIS UP TOTALLY IS THAT THE PEOPLE IN GALAX WOULD GET TO HEAR THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA BEACH SAY THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE A TV IN GALAX. AND THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE REAL ENLIGHTENING TO THEM.))
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[SOT 11:49:06 ]

((DEL. PANNY RHODES/R-RICHMOND: IF IT COULD HELP CLEAN UP OUR MISBEHAVIOR, THAT'S THE GOOD SIDE OF IT. AND I CERTAINLY AGREE WITH THAT PART OF IT.))
[RUNS=:07]


Indeed, this actual debate drew some pranksterism.
[SOT 11:41:16]

((NOW WE WORRY WHAT PEOPLE KNOW...CANNOT UNDERSTAND THAT. ))
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[SOT 12:02:18 ]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: IT'S LIKE PUTTING THE PRESSURE COOKER ON THE STOVE. IF YOU DON'T THAT LITTLE SPOUT THAT LET'S THE STEAM OFF NOW AND THEN, THE THING WILL BLOW UP.))
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The main argument though is that everyone's a ham-- and there's NOT enough time for it.
[SOT 12:19:36 ]

((DEL. JACKIE STUMP/D-BUCHANAN CO.: I'M NOT A GOOD SPEAKER BUT I'M GONNA SIT DOWN AND WRITE MY TWO HOUR SPEECH EVERY DAY SO I CAN SIT DOWN AND SAY THAT I'M DOING MY PEOPLE'S WORK.))
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[SOT 12:20:34]

((DEL. JACKIE STUMP/D-BUCHANAN CO.: I HOPE-- I HOPE IF THIS BILL GOES THROUGH-- THAT THEY GOT WIDE ANGLE CAMERAS! claps))
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[Live=Ellen Full/Microwave]
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The bill did NOT go through.
So you'll still be seeing your lawmakers in person, or through messengers like us.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Microwave]

Q&A KEITH: As your story mentions, the legislature does have a good Internet website though, right? ELLEN: Yes, Keith, the Virginia General Assembly site has some very user-friendly searchable databases, and is kept very current.

You can access that through our homepage at WDBJ7-dot-COM.[VMI-Breakout]


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[TAPE#=99-2 43:40]
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This year's "rat mass" at V-M-I will forgo the muddy hill climb- -to re-live the Battle of New Market.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington/March, 1998]


This is the way it's BEEN for the better part of the 80's and 90's- -breaking out of the "rat line" has involved a mud bath on Post.
[SUPER=03-New Market/1997]


On Sunday, the class of 2002 will march 18-and-a half miles to New Market, before they charge across the battlefield. It's where ten V-M-I cadets losts their lives in a celebrated victory for the South in 1864.
Ironically, the battlefield is often called the "Field of Lost Shoes," because it was so muddy in the Spring of '64.
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[Musser]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=THa]
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[GRAPHIC=Musser Retiring]


And from Blacksburg, the longest-serving commandant in the history of Virginia Tech's Corps of Cadets is leaving.
After ten years with the school, Retired Air Force Major General Stanton Musser is retiring at the end of the school year.

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Coming up tonight in sports, highlights from the semi-finals of the ODAC women's event, the region three wrestling championships are underway at this hour at Byrd.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll take a look at how it is truly allin the family with the Liberty women's program at this weekend's Big South tournament.
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[S-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-32]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC Logo]


The Lady Maroons of Roanoke College and Bridgewater hooked up on the semi finals of the ODAC women's tournament this afternoon at the Salem Civic Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Roanoke vs Bridgewater; :]


The Lady Eagles were out to knock off the second seeded Maroons and advance to the championship game.
Roanoke trailed by three in the first half until Cassie Shoemaker nails this jumper to make it 9 to 8 Eagles.
Bridgewater went on a 6 to nothing run Angela Osborn's jumper made the score 16 to 12 Eagles.
And when Connie Ritchie hit this basket inside the Lady Eagles led the game 21 to 12.
[SUPER=33-Bridgewater/78/Roanoke/60/;]


Roanoke's Toree Morris hits this jumper for Roanoke. But Bridgewater goes on to win the game 78 to 60 and advance to tomorrow's championship.
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[S-Macon]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Eagles will now face regular season champ Randolph Macon for the title tomorrow at two.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/W&L vs. Randolph-Macon; :00]


The Yellow Jackets were rimed for the showdown as W&L made it first ever appearnce in the semi-finals.
Cave Spring product Aimee Beightol would light a fire under the Jackets early as she scores two of her 11 points in transition as the lead approchaed doubel digits.
Washington & Lee's freshman of the year Jessica Mentz would do her best to keep it close with the baseline drive.
[super=33-Randolph-Macon/56/W & L/36;]


But Macon would win going away 56-to-36. Again the championship it set for tomorrow at 2.
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[S-Liberty]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP- tc]
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Women's basketball at Liberty University is a family affair.
Coach Rick Reeves says all of players are like his children, but two of them are actually his daughters.
Denise Allen has more.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Krystal Reeves/Liberty Freshman; 10]
[SUPER=01-Kimmie Reeves/Liberty Sophomore; :35]
[SUPER=01-Rick Reeves/Liberty Head Coach; :59]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports]


((Kimmie and Krystal say they've always dreamed of playing for Coach Reeves.
On the court and at home they call him dad.
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[SOT 13:08:10]
[IN Q=He's just been]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=just my friend]


The girls say they expect their dad to bendover backwards NOT to show favoritism. That often translates into Coach Reeves being harder on Kimmie and Krystal, than the other players.
The sisters say they expect more from eachother as well.
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[SOT 13:02:51]
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[OUT Q=for the most part]


Rick Reeves says now that he's coaching both of his daughters he's had to make adjustments on and off the court.
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[SOT 12:56:24]
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The success of another sister act, Sarah and Sharon Wilkerson, made it easier for Kimmie and Krystal to fit in to the Flames' system.
And everyone on the team will tell you the family atmosphere is one of the things that makes this team work.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports. ))


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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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And this afternoon in the women's Big South semi-finals, Liberty crushed Charleston Southern 70-to-55, while Coastal Carolina ended Radford's season with a 70-to-49 win.
The Radford men's game with UNC Asheville tips-off at eight after Winthrop plays Charleston Southern in the semi-final opener at six.
[graphic=tourney time]


And the high school regional tourney lay continues locally tonight with a region 3 doubleheader at the Salem Civic Center, and a Region C double dip at Lord Botetourt.




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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=rst]
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Over at William Byrd this afternoon, The Region Three wrestlers got together to compete for spots in the state tournament.
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Over 150 wrestlers from 12 different schools are competing for a right to compete in the state.
Brookville's Andrew Shuler is a 2 time state champion. Shuler finished the regular season 27 and 0 and he has a 131 and 5 career record in the 145 pound class.
Shuler won by forfeit in his first match and he would win with a pin in the second as he works his way toward another regional title.
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The state tournament begins Friday March fifth at the Salem Civic Center.


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And folks don't make too many plans for your Saturday night, because tomorrow night at eight Your Hometown Station has the ACC regular season finale between Duke and North Carolina.
Catch it LIVE at 8 right here on WDBJ-7.
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