[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


You won't be seeing this year's V-M-I breakout, a new tradition begins at the military school.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And New Englanders are digging out from a massive winter storm.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[NE-WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Storm]


Divers have been brought in to search a Massachusetts lake for a boy missing in the state's surprise snow storm.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norton, MA;]


Police and firefighters have kept at their search for nine-year-old Cory Anderson, who disappeared yesterday after going out to look for his dog.
The dog returned without Cory.
[SUPER=03-Plymouth, MA]

[10:08;09]
Parts of Massachusetts have seen 19 inches of snow, which has also cut power to thousands of people and closed schools and businesses.
Meantime some folks are trying to make the best out of a bad situation.
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[OUT Q=what we can do]
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[VO-NAT]


New England had been enjoying a fairly mild winter until this storm, which forecasters say might not end until latertoday.
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[Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Rescue teams in Austria have found the last remaining body from an avalanche that hit three days ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Landeck, Austria;]


The death count from that avalanche and one other that hit in the region this week stands at 37.
Meantime, a massive airlift, aided by U-S troops continues today.
The risk of the new snow slides has closed ski resorts in the region and stranded thousands of tourists.
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[SOT]

[6;14:10]
[IN Q=WE TRAIN IN THIS...]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Mark McKearn/Search Team;]
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[OUT Q=snowy terrain.]
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[VO-NAT]

[6:14:43]
One bright spot has emerged amid the tragedy of the two killer avalanches.
A four-year-old boy who was pronounced ``clinically dead'' after being pulled from a pile of snow was resuscitated by doctors and is now at a hosptial on the road to recovery.
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[Clinton-SF]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


The polls may give President Clinton a high approval rating but this is what some Californians have to say.
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[SOT]

[9:02:03]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=Shame on you, Shame on You, Shame on you.]
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[VO-NAT]


More than a hundred protestors lined a street in San Francisco as President Clinton went to a fundraising dinner and shouted "shame on you."
In Tucson, Arizona earlier in the day protestors shouted "Jail to chief."
The President's spokesman's response: "there's always a few."
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Meantime, Clinton asministration today is expected to once again certify that Mexico is fully cooperating in the drug war.
Some in Congress question that decision.

[Hastert]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-7 TC27:45]
[GRAPHIC=Dennis Hastert]


The new Speaker of the House was in Roanoke last night...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Dennis (Hass-tert) Hastert spoke at a fundraiser at the Hotel Roanoke, benefitting Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
Hastert said now that the impeachment trial is over it's time to re-focus on the party's goals including paying off the national debt.
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[SOT 19.57.19 -19.57.37 tape #2]
[IN Q=When I first came]

((DENNIS HASTERT/SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: WHEN I FIRST CAME TO CONGRESS AND THEY WERE TELLING ME THAT YOU CAN'T BALANCE THE BUDGET, ONE OUT OF EVERY FOUR DOLLARS JUST WENT TO PAY THE INTEREST ON THE DEBT; TO PAY OFF THE MORTGAGE, NOT TO PAY IT OFF, JUST TO PAY THE INTEREST ON IT. WE CAN PAY DOWN THAT MORTGAGE AND WE GOTTA START DOING IT RIGHT AWAY.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Dennis Hastert/Speaker of the House;]
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[OUT Q=right away.]
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[VO-NAT]


The speaker also talked about the need to improve Social Security and cut taxes.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=Bob Goodlatte]


Meanwhile, Goodlatte put to rest speculation that he may run for Senate in the year 2002.
He said he expects the party to endorse former Governor George Allen.

[Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting (4130)]


Police are still trying to sort out what happened during an armed robbery at a home in Northwest Roanoke last night.

Three masked men entered Koa (coe-uh) Mack's home on Salem Turnpike around 6:30.
By the time police arrived- -responding to reports of "shots fired," Ms Mack was in her car heading to an apartment on Milton Street.
Police followed her and found two injured men AND the items taken from Mack's apartment: checks, cash, jewelry and a cellular phone.
Authorities are still investigating.
They haven't released the suspects' names.

[VMI-Breakout]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Seal]


Life as rats will end for V-M-I freshmen this weekend-- with a new twist.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape]


This is how rats have most recently broken out-- a tiring climb up a muddy hill.
But this year's senior class decided that it wanted to create a tradition of its own, and the muddy hill didn't fit into the picture.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD!!!!]


So this weekend the rat-line will end with the 380 freshmen marching more than 18 miles from Harrisonburg to New Market, where they will reenact the charge of V-M-I cadets during the Civil War battle of New Market.

[Bedford-Movie]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=98-74 TC1:52:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Peaks of Otter has lost out to Asheville North Carolina.
A location scout for Columbia-TriStar Pictures says that's where the movie "28-Days" will be filmed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./February 12;]


The movie company proposed filming at the Peaks of Otter Lodge on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
But superintendent Gary Everhardt refused to grant filming permits.
He objected to props and some temporary changes to the lodge grounds that he said would bother visitors.
The Virginia Film Office estimated that the 30 million dollar movie could have contributed up to ten million dollars to the local economy.
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[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A famous plane touches down at the Transportation Museum in Roanoke.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And, a popular Washington D-J is in hot water for some remarks about the Texas dragging death trial.
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[Talent=Patrick]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]

[Dragging-trial]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The family of a Jasper, Texas, man dragged to death by a white supremacist hopes the nation can learn a lesson from yesterday's death sentence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jasper, TX;]


Relatives of James Byrd Junior say the professional investigation and prosecution of the case show that society has no tolerance for hate crimes.
It the jury just three hours yesterday to sentence King to die by lethal injection.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He did it to make a statement..]

((COLLINS:HE DID IT TO MAKE A STATEMENT IT WAS TIME TO MAKE OUR STATEMENT. TAYLOR:IT'S A RELIEF TO US TO FINALLY HAVE ONE OF THESE PERPS BROUGHT TO JUSTICE, AND RECEIVE A JUST SENTENCE."))
[SUPER=01-Joe Collins/Jury Foreman;(QUICK!!!)]
[SUPER=01-Clara Taylor/Victim's sister; :05]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=recieve a just sentence.]
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[VO-NAT]


John King is the first white person condemned for killing a black in Texas since the 70's.
He was transferred to deathrow today.
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[Fired-DJ]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Washington D-C shock jock has been fired for a racial comment made in reference to the Byrd murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[7:24:58]
Yesterday the Greaseman, as he's known, played a record by hip hop star and Grammy winner Lauryn Hill and then said, quote "No wonder people drag them behind trucks."
Doug Tracht, also was reportedly fired from his job as a volunteer deputy sheriff in a Washington Suburb.
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[E-XGR-Seatbelts]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-83 43:45]
[GRAPHIC=State Capitol]


By law in Virginia, you have to wear your seatbelt on Virginia roads.
But police won't be able to pull you over just for not wearing it.
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[VO-NAT]


The bill was one vote away from the Governor... and had been heavily lobbied by insurance companies trying to save money on bad accidents.
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Supporters say it would force another 15-percent of Virginians to buckle up.
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[SOT 16:11:20]
[IN Q=In fact,]

((DEL. BRIAN MORAN/D-ALEXANDRIA: IN FACT, 79 FATALITIES WILL IN FACT BE PREVENTED. 900 SERIOUS INJURIES. THE COSTS ARE EXORBITANT TO TREAT THE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE NOT USING THEIR SEATBELTS. THERE'S NO REASON WHY THOSE 63-PERCENT THAT ARE CURRENTLY USING THEIR SEATBELTS SHOULD BE SUBSIDIZNG THE MEDICAL COSTS OF THOSE THAT ARE BEING IRRESPONSIBLE.))
[sot 16:25:56]

((DEL. JACK REID/R-HENRICO: WHAT THIS LEGISLATION IS ASKING YOU TO DO IS INTRUDE ON 100-PERCENT OF THE DRIVERS IN THIS STATE TO GET AT THE 27-PERCENT WHO ARE TOO STUPID TO BUCKLE UP.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Brian Moran/(D) Alexandria; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Del. Jack Reid/(R) Henrico Co.; :20 ]
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[OUT Q=to buckle up.]
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[VO-NAT]


With that privacy concern, and others related to police stopping black drivers more frequently, the measure finally died on a voice vote.
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[Hanna]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Vinton woman who allegedly tried to hire an undercover police officer to kill her husband for five thousand dollars is behind bars.
35-year old Peggy Irene Hanna is being held at the Roanoke County jail on murder-for-hire charges.
Investigators say Hanna was having an affair and wanted control of her husband's assests.
She was arrested Monday, arraigned Wednesday, and is being held without bond.


[E-Franklin-Manor]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-2 42:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Despite reports of sexual abuse, residents at an assisted living facility in Franklin County say they want to stay there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


The state Department of Social Services is ready to take back the license from the Franklin Manor Rest Home on Route 220.
Investigators say one resident sexually assaulted another, and staff members sometimes fail to give residents their medicine.
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[SOT 12:23:11]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((I DON'T THINK IT OUGHTTA CLOSE. I AIN'T GOT NO WHERE TO GO, TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH. DO YOU LIKE IT HERE? YEAH I LIKE IT REAL GOOD.))
[SUPER=01-Troy Johnson/Resident;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=real good]
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[VO-NAT]


A new director says more staff members have been hired to supervise residents more closely.
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[SOT 11:54:03]
[IN Q=It's no longer]

((IT'S NO LONGER A DUMPING GROUND. IT'S NOT A DUMPING GROUND TO TAKE SOMEONE AND LEAVE FOR YEARS AND MAYBE NOT EVEN GO BACK AND CHECK ON EM. ALL OF A SUDDEN, WHEN A CITATION COMES UP ALL THESE LOVED ONES COME OUT OF THE WOODWORK. WELL WHERE WERE THEY AT CHRISTMAS?))
[SUPER=01-Ellen Murphy/Franklin Manor Rest Home;]
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[OUT Q=at Christmas]
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[VO-NAT]


State officials expect to make another recommendation within two weeks on whether to close the place.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


It's flown around the United States.
Now it's making a stop at the Transportation museum.
Find out what we mean next on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And in Australia, the race is on for 13-thousand dollars and a world-record roller coaster ride.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[Tibbs-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-7 TC1:59:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A small plane that made a historic flight around the United States made a landing in Roanoke today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The vintage Piper Cub was unloaded and set up for display at the Virginia Museum of Transportation this morning.
Rucker Tibbs of New London made the 7-thousand-7-hundred and 77 mile trip in the spring of 1992.
And he says his plane has a lot of miles left.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I was looking for the date]

((RUCKER TIBBS/PILOT: I WAS LOOKING FOR THE DATE. THIS THING WAS BORN MARCH 7, 1939. SO NEXT WEEK IT'LL HAVE A 60TH BIRTHDAY.))
[SUPER=01-Rucker Tibbs/Pilot]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=60th birthday.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tibbs still uses the plane to teach his students.
It'll be at the transportation museum all next month.
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[RC-RECORD]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In Australia, twenty contestants are competing for 13-thousand dollars while trying to break a world endurance record.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sydney, Australia;]


For 14 hours a day, the contestants are taking the ups and downs of the Bush Beast ride in Sydney before spending the night in the stationary carriages.
To beat the current roller coast endurance record the contestants will have to stay on the ride for over 1-thousand hours, --well over a month.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 66 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, VMI makes a quick exit from the Greensboro Coliseum.
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[VO-NAT ]


Plus, Hall of Famer Archie Manning talks about his son, his rookie year, and the success that seems to run in the family.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[YankeeNets]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports]


He says he's still the boss, but today the Yankees' George Steinbrenner is sharing the power with Lewis Katz and Ray Chambers-- who head up the N-B-A's New Jersey Nets.
Yesterday, the Yankees and the Nets merged to form a one-point-four Billion dollar holding company, called the YankeeNets.
The two teams will remain as separate subsidiaries under their current owners-- the biggest change will come in the television market. The company is expected to form a new regional sports network.

[Tech]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-26]
[GRAPHIC=A-10]


Virginia Tech women's coach Bonnie Henrickson is the Atlantic Ten coach of the year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Henrickson's Hokies are 25-and-1 heading into the tournament opener tomorrow.
Several other Hokies also earned top honors from the league.
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[talent=Patrick]
[graphic=hold!!]


Lisa Witherspoon is the defensive player of the year, Katie O'Connor was voted the most improved player in the league, and Michelle Houseright got the Atlantic Ten's sixth-man award.

[Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-33 40:18]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


In the ODAC tournament, Randolph Macon defeated Randolph-Macon Women's College, W and L beat Virginia Wesleyen, and in the nightcap,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Wasps vs. Maroons; :00]


Roanoke College battled Emory and Henry.
Watch Lady Wasp and former Floyd County star Karen Pursifull dish to Suzanne Groseclose for the jumper.
Former Glenvar standout Toree Morris then makes the nice move and hits the off-balance
[SUPER=33-Roanoke/69/Emory & Henry/50;]

shot for two of her eight points.
And Cassie Shoemaker ices a huge 33 to 6 run, the Lady Maroons win it 69-50 and will meet Bridgewater in the semifinals this afternoon.
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[Southern]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-36]
[GRAPHIC=Southern Conference]


The VMI Keydets' Southern Conference experience ended almost as soon as it started, getting knocked out by Furman in the first round.
Roy Stanley is in Greensboro, he has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Furman vs. VMI; :00]
[SUPER=01-Matt Matheny/VMI Senior; :21]
[SUPER=01-Jason Bell/11 Points & 7 Turnovers; :46]
[SUPER=33-Furman/57/VMI/49; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Bart Bellairs/VMI Head Coach; 1:08]
[SUPER=@roy1; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[UVA]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-27]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


A sloppy game spelled big trouble for the Virginia Cavaliers, as the team wrapped up the A-C-C regular season last night at Georgia Tech.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Raycom-JP Sports; :00]


Pete Gillen has helped the Cavs make some great strides this year.
And Adam Hall gave the Cavs a big lift in the second half with two big three pointers. With 5:50 to go UVa trailed by just four.
They were still down by three with 3 seconds to play, but Donald Hand hit this trifecta at the buzzer to send the game to overtime tied at 60-all.
[super=33-Virginia/68/Ga. Tech/74/Overtime;]


But fouls plagued the Cavs. UVa was out of players and out of gas. Georgia Tech wins this one 74 to 68 in overtime.

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[Cave]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-34]
[GRAPHIC=NW REGION]


An upset in the girls' northwest region last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/G.W. Danville vs. Cave Spring; :00]


Cave Spring was the underdog as the team took on G-W Danville.
On the opening play, the Eagles' Shanna Price tips it to a streaking Tokisha Burton for the layin.
But by the second quarter, Cave Spring had taken control. Jamie Funk gets the ball in the post and feeds Sarah Rutherford on the perimiter for the jumper and the lead.
[super=33-Cave Spring/43/G.W. Danville/38;]


Then Rutherford finds Renee Gagnier in the paint, as the Knights earn a spot in the state tournament with the 43-to-38 win.
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[wipe wipe wipe]

[Fleming]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-38]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Fleming vs. G. W. Danville; :00]


The Danville men took on William Fleming in the late game.
And the Colonels couldn't handle the pressure-- throwing the ball away. Mitton Perkins scoops it up and goes in the for the jam.
Later in the first half - Fleming would rely on Michael Fleshman to get the team back in the game. Here he hits the pullup jumper.
But the Eagles would soar to a 19 point win. Jerrian Younger feeds
[super=33-G.W. Danville/56/William Fleming/37;]

Lavar Wright for the acrobatic shot. G-W crushes Fleming 56-to-37 to return to the state tourney.
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[wipe wipe wipe]

[RVC]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-32]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Fuqua vs. RVC;]


Roanoke Valley Christian had a perfect record on the line against Fuqua.
And R-V-C would put the pressure on early. Josh Foster drives in and gets the slam to give the Eagles a three point lead in the first half.
Foster would then kick the ball back out to K-C Gilbert, and the senior hits the three pointer, much to the delight of his mom in the crowd.
[SUPER=33-R. V. Christian/61/Fuqua/45;]


Three point specialist Darren Naff came in off the bench, and helps R-V-C advance in the Virginia Independent Conference tournament with a 61 to 45 win.
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[Archie]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-41]
[GRAPHIC=Saints]


Former New Orleans quarterback Archie Manning was in town last night to deliver a motivational speech at the Hotel Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Manning was in town on behalf of the Rutherford Company, and before he began his lecture he took time to talk with us and compare his rookie season to the one just completed by his son Peyton.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=bite]
[SUPER=01-Archie Manning/Former Saints Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:25]

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