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Next on News 7...
Police and volunteers are searching for a missing child in Bedford County tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


We'll tell you why Virginia legislators believe they got a lot done this year.
And why you will NOT see this year's VMI rats covered in mud.
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
[SS=none]


Plus one more trip to Mexico.... the news is next.

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[SOT 15:42:58]
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(( DEL. ANDY GUEST/R-FRONT ROYAL: WE HAVE SHARED A GREAT HONOR....GOD BLESS THE COMMONWEALTH. applause.))
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[OUT Q=applause]
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[VO-NAT]


A Republican leader in the Virginia General Assembly steps down after 27 years... as the 1999 session ends tonight.


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[ANCHOR=Eric]

Good evening, I'm Eric Earnhart.


[Bedford-Search]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=none]
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That story is coming up...
First--Virginia State police and about 100 volunteers are searching in Bedford County tonight-- for a missing three year old boy.
An officer with the Bedford County Sheriff's Department said Zachary Charles Ranson disappeared around 4-30 this afternoon.
Authorities say he wandered away with two family pets.
We have a crew on the way to Bedford County and we'll have more information as it becomes available.

[XGR-Wrap]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-76; 26:08]
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They're done making the laws for the year in Richmond.
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[SOT 06:17:34 ]
[IN Q=May our]

((MAY OUR ENDEAVORS GIVE LIFE, HOPE, STRENGTH, AND POWER TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.))
[NAT SOT SINE DIE ]

((THE SENATE IS ADJOURNED SINE DIE.)) ((THE HOUSE IS ADJOURNED SINE DIE. gavel bang.))
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[OUT Q=gavel bang.]
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[VO-NAT]


The 1999 Virginia General Assembly adjourned its annual regular session tonight at nine p-m.
Lawmakers said goodbye to some members who announced they would NOT run for re-election, including Pulaski County Republican Tommy Baker.
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[SOT 02:26:06]
[IN Q=I knew]

((DEL. TOMMY BAKER/R-DUBLIN: I KNEW THIS WOULDN'T BE EASY MR. SPEAKER. BUT I WILL NEVER, EVER BE ABLE TO TELL YOU WHAT IT'S MEANT FOR ME TO BE HERE.))
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[OUT Q=be here.]
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[VO-NAT]


H-M-O reform, education funding, tax relief, and limits on out-of-state trash dominated this year's work.
Some credit power sharing between the parties for the progress made.
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[SOT 17:07:37]
[IN Q=We've had]

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: WE'VE HAD TO LOOK TO DIFFERENT OPTIONS. AND WE'VE HAD TO REALLY KIND OF REACH ACROSS THE BOUNDARIES TOWARD EACH OTHER A LITTLE MORE, LEARN TO WORK TOGETHER SOME MORE.))
[SUPER=@Woodrum; ]
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[OUT Q=some more.]
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Jim Gilmore now gets his say on the bills passed this year.
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[Tobacco-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Late this evening, the legislature agreed to a plan that southside lawmakers call the most important farming support measure since 1938.
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The bill promises 50-percent of Virginia's share of the national tobacco settlement to help "tobacco-dependent" communities survive.
It's supported by health activists, who get ten percent to help keep teens from smoking.
Danville's Whitt Clement was the sponsor.
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[SOT SENATE 06:54:48]
[IN Q=This takes]

((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/R-CHATHAM: THIS TAKES ALL THE THREADS IN THIS COMMONWEALTH, NO MATTER THE STRENGTH THE LENGTH OR THE TEXTURE, AND WEAVES THEM TOGETHER IN A QUILT THAT PROTECTS THE FAMILY FARM. IT PROTECTS THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY.))
[SOT HOUSE 02:36:38 ]

((DEL. ALLEN DUDLEY/R-FRANKLIN CO.: SOME PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT THIS AS IF WE'RE CLOSING A CHAPTER IN OUR HISTORY IN OUR COMMONWEALTH. BUT I WOULD PREFER TO THINK THAT WE'RE OPENING A NEW BOOK TOWARDS OUR FUTURE.))
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[SUPER=@Dudley; :16 ]
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[OUT Q=our future.]
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The settlement could mean 4-point-9 BILLION dollars to Virginia over 25 years.

[Cranwell-Lynch]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-79; 1:38:08]
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A long time teacher says it's time to put an educator instead of a lawyer in the 14th-district seat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Ed Lynch kicked off his 1999 campaign for the House of Delegates today.
Lynch has a 15-year teaching career and has spent the past eight years as a Hollins University professor.
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[SOT=00:03:18]
[IN Q=DEBATES OVER]

((ED LYNCH/14TH DISTRICT DELEGATE CANDIDATE; DEBATES OVER THE CAR TAX, OVER LOTTERY FUNDING OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS HAVE BECOME DEBATES OVER EDUCATION. TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS ON ISSUES FROM SCHOOL CHOICE TO SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION REQUIRES THE EXPERT EXPERIENCE I HAVE.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Lynch/14th District Delegate Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=EXPERIENCE I HAVE.]
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[IN Q=I AM COMFORTABLE]

((DEL DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: I AM COMFORTABLE WITH MY RECORD. I'M COMFORTABLE WITH WHAT WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED IN THE LAST TWO YEARS.))
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[OUT Q=LAST TWO YEARS.]
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Cranwell's opponent from two years ago, Al Bedrosian, has not officially announced, but word is he will also run for the 14th district seat.

[BentMtn-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[TAPE#=98-81; 1:20:59]
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A man who had been reported missing was found dead alongside a road on Bent Mountain today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Roanoke County police say the 86-year old man's vehicle veered off of Route 221 last night and flipped over several times.
Authorities believe he died shortly after the accident, but his body wasn't discovered until today.
Family members had reported the man missing late last night.
Police are not releasing the victim's name.
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[Lyons]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=NET]
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The leader of a national Baptist organization faces a possible prison sentence after a jury found him guilty of stealing.
Jennifer Howe has details.
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[SOT 20:01:21]
[IN Q=Reverend Henry Lyons]
[SUPER=03-Largo, FL;]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Tampa, Florida;]

((REVEREND HENRY LYONS SHOWED NO REACTION AS THE VERDICTS WERE READ.. CONVICTING THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL BAPTSIST CONVENTION U-S-A OF RACKETEERING AND GRAND THEFT.
PROSECUTORS ACCUSED LYONS AND HIS ALLEGED MISTRESS, WHO WAS ACQUITTED, OF STEALING MORE THAN FOUR-MILLION DOLLARS FROM COMPANIES WANTING TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE CONVENTION'S MEMBERS.
LYONS WAS ALSO FOUND GUILTY OF GRAND THEFT IN THE DISAPPEARANCE OF NEARLY 250-THOUSAND DOLLARS.. INTENDED FOR REBUILDING BURNED BLACK CHURCHES IN THE SOUTH.
DEFENSE ATTORNEYS CONTEND LYONS' FAILED BUSINESS DEALS WERE NOT CRIMINAL MATTERS.
LYONS REMAINS FREE ON BOND PENDING HIS SENTENCING HEARING AND COULD GET UP TO SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON. HE ALSO FACES A FEDERAL TRIAL IN APRIL ON 54 COUNTS INCLUDING TAX EVASION, MONEY LAUNDERING AND EXTORTION.
JENNIFER HOWE FOR CBS NEWS, TAMPA, FLORIDA))

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Two Libyans wanted in the 1988 airline bombing will apparently NOT be tried in a Scottish court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]


270 people died when Pan Am Flight 103 blew up over Lockerbie, Scotland.
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is backing out of an agreement to have the suspects tried by Scottish judges in the Netherlands.
He now says the trial should be held in the International Court of Justice at the Hague.
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[Tease#1]

[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Eric]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead--a convicted burglar is tapped to speak at VMI's graduation ceremonies.
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[VO-NAT]


And, this was no ordinary training session for the cadets.
Today they had something to prove.
We'll explain when the news continues.
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[COMM#1]


[VMI-Liddy]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=eea]
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VMI seniors want Watergate burglar G. Gordon Liddy as their commencement speaker.
Liddy, a former army officer, is now an outspoken conservative radio talk show host.
He's scheduled to speak on May fifteenth.
Liddy was the cadet's second choice.
Their first was Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who cast the lone vote against forcing VMI to admit women.


Scalia declined the invitation.


[Rats-Breakout]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=djo]
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Long before commencement exercises get underway, seniors must first conduct an annual ceremony to help the freshmen officially become the "Class of 2002."
David Johnson has more on the first day of "breakout."
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[IN Q=Since 1982 "Breakout" for the]
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[OUT Q=DJO, News 7, Lexington.]

(( Since 1982, "Breakout" for the "rat mass" always meant climbing a muddy hill. It usually took three to four hours--after which the rats officially earned the category of being a "Class".
[NAT-SOUND=]

((RUNNING AND SINGING)) [RUNS02] But the senior cadets, who determine what breakout consists of, wanted to do something a little different for the "Class of 2002".
[SOT=02:02:46]
[IN Q=WHAT THE CLASS]

((JASON BERG/REGIMENTAL COMMANDER; WHAT OUR CLASS DECIDED ON WAS........REAL SENSE OF COMPLETION.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=SENSE OF COMPLETION.]

Over a 48-hour period, the rats are mentally and physically challenged with a series of activities, including an obstacle course, wall climbing and running--among other things.
[NAT-SOUND=02:06:52]

((SHOUTING BY AN UPPERCLASSMAN TO A RAT.)) [RUNS03] It's designed to teach the underclassmen teamwork. If they fail at any task, the rats must motivate themselves to get it right.
[NAT-SOUND=]

((COUNTING AS THEY DO PUSHUPS.)) [RUNS02] The seniors organize, coordinate and supervise the "graduation" portion of rat training. They have no problem making this class wait more than two days--instead of four hours-- to reach that goal.
[SOT=00:17:55]
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((EZRA CLARK/CLASS OF '99 PRESIDENT; THIS IS A LOT MORE PHYSICAL.....TAKING IT A LITTLE FARTHER.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=LITTLE FARTHER.]

[STAND-UP/00:25:26] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; TO COMPLETE THE TRADITIONAL THEME, THE BREAKOUT CEREMONY WILL CULMINATE TOMORROW WITH AN 18-MILE MARCH FROM HARRISONBURG TO NEW MARKET. THERE THE RATS WILL RE-ENACT THE CHARGE ACROSS THE NEW MARKET BATTLEFIELD, WHERE IN 1864, TEN CADETS LOST THEIR LIVES. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, LEXINGTON.)) [RUNS16]))

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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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This week we took you to Mexico in a special series called Going South--
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[VO-NAT]


In a few minutes we'll take you on the road with our crew and show you what life was like behind the scenes.
That's coming up when the news continues.
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[Mexico-Notebook]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-25; 05:09]
[GRAPHIC=Going South]


This week on News-7 you've heard a lot of reporting about apparel companies sending work to Mexico.
When we sent Scott Goldberg and photographer Howard Swank TO Mexico to cover the story, we gave them one special assignment:
Bring back a reporter's notebook -- a story telling us what it was like to be a Virginian news crew in Mexico.
Here's a look at their trip, from the lighter side.
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[OUT Q=SGO, News 7, Matamaros, Mexico.]

((
At first, it sure seemed like driving in Mexico would be easy.
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[SOT matamoros/chamber -- 2:10:16 ]
[IN Q=buenos]

((NATSOUND/SCOTT PAYING TOLL: BUENOS DIAS!)) [RUNS01]
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I paid a dollar-25.
She said have a good day. [roll under Bienvenidos a Mexico sign] But once we rolled under that bridge and into another country, sitting behind the wheel got a little bit trickier.
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[SOT novalink 312:08:26]

[FADE HORNS AFTER A COUPLE OF SECONDS, THEN START STANDUP TRACK UNDERNEATH TRAFFIC VIDEO]
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((NATSOUND: TRAFFIC JAM, HONKING HORNS.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=]
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[SOT last standup tape -- 4:25:14]

[cut standup in half]
[IN Q=AS SOON]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTER: AS SOON AS WE CROSSED THE BORDER WE LEARNED TWO THINGS ABOUT MEXICO. NUMBER ONE, YOU DON'T NEED A DRIVER'S LICENSE TO DRIVE HERE --)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=HERE]
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((SCOTT IN CAR: NO SPEED LIMITS!!)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=LIMITS]
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[SOT --rest of standup]
[IN Q=AND NUMBER 2]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: AND NUMBER TWO, IF YOU WANT GOOD MEXICAN FOOD, YOU REALLY SHOULD COME TO MEXICO.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=TO MEXICO]
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[SOT any traffic]
[IN Q=natsound]

((NATSOUND: TRAFFIC)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=]


It felt like we spent most of our time fighting traffic that wasn't bound by individual lanes like it is in the United States. [matamoros/chamber at 2:59:35 / howard eating cocktail]
But when we weren't doing that .. or working, of course ...
we were eating just about anything we could get our hands on.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=natsound]

((HOWARD SAYS "MMM" OR "MUY BIEN."))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


Even if a street vendor sold it.
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[SOT matamoros/chamber ]
[IN Q=]

((SOMETHING WITH JULIANO AT BAR?)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=]


That afternoon, after we finished our shrimp "cocteles," Juliano invited us into his bar.
He offered us beers and taught us a new phrase:
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[SOT 3:09:24]
[IN Q=no]

((SCOTT:NO SE DEBE)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=]


Si se puede, pero no se debe.
Yes, we could.
But no we shouldn't.
Hey -- we were working.
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[SOT novalink nat]
[IN Q=]

((NATSOUND IN FACTORY)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=]


And this is where we did a lot of our work:
Inside a sewing factory.
Here's Howard, who normally took the pictures and let me handle the interviews, interviewing the woman who helped arrange our visit.
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[SOT novalink 3 -- 12:01:17]
[IN Q=so has]

((HOWARD SWANK: SO HAS MR GOLDBERG DONE A GOOD JOB? VILMA WOLFE: YES HE HAS. HE WAS VERY NICE EVEN WHILE WE FIRST STARTED TALKING AND ... HAS ANYONE EVER TOLD YOU YOU LOOK LIKE JERRY SEINFELD? HOWARD: YEAH. ONCE OR TWICE.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=]


If it seems like people were incredibly nice in Mexico, we found that they were.
We felt welcomed wherever we went.
Which was a new experience for a news crew.
Proof we really were in a foreign country.
With this reporter's notebook, I'm Scott Goldberg, News-7, Matamoros, Mexico.))
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The Salem Spartans and Gretna hooked up in the Region Three championship game over at the Salem Civic Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Gretna vs Salem; :]


The Salem Hoop heads were in the spirit last night.
Salem would have a tough time but here they attack the post and Manuel Lewis gets the layup to go in the hoop.
Gretna would extend its lead when Shawn Morrison gets the thunderous dunk on this play.
The Spartans start a comeback as Adam Rutledge knocks down this three pointer.
[SUPER=33-Salem/57/Gretna/54/;]


Gretna was getting the roll all night. Carlos Vanhook drives and gets the circus shot to go but Salem goes on to win the game 57 to 54.
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In Region C. Josh Ward scored 15 as Glenvar beat Auburn 64 to 31.
[GRAPHIC=NORTHWEST REGION]


And in Girls action Cave Spring beat Woodbridge 46 to 41 to win the Northwest Region championship.
In the boys game, G.W. Danville beat Courtland 64 to 50.

[S-RVC]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-36]
[GRAPHIC=High school]


Roanoke Valley Christian is the Virginia Independent Conference champion. The Eagles beat Holy Cross 54 to 51.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./RVC vs Holy Cross; :]


The Roanoke Valley Christian students were rocking the house tonight.
The Eagles go to Josh Foster who hits the three pointer making it a 6 to 3 R-V-C lead.
But Holy Cross would answer as Bart Wheeler drives into the lane and scores the easy layup in the first quarter.
[SUPER=33-Holy Cross/51/RVC/54/;]


Then Allen Naff gets the steal and tosses it to Darren Naff and he takes it in for the score and the Eagles get the conference championship with the 54 to 51 win.
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[S-Radford]


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[WRITER=rst]
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Winthrop completed its turn around season yesterday knocking off Radford 86 to 74 in the Big South championship game and earned a spot in the N-C-A-A tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Asheville, NC/ESPN2; :]


Ron Bradley and his Highlanders hoping to defend their tournament championship.
And Jason Williams hit two jumpers early in the first half and Radford would take a 5 point lead at the break.
The Eagles began their run halfway through the second half Heson Groves with the jam to tie the game at 51 to 51.


Moments later Winthrop would take the lead when Robby Waltrop keys a 17 to 4 run with this basket.
[SUPER=33-Winthrop/86/Radford/74/;]


The Highlanders would rally near the end of the half Lesile Ballard hitting the three pointer Radford trailed by one but Winthrop holds on for the 86 to 74 win.
Despite being picked to finish last in the conference.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="They didn't]
[SUPER=01-Gregg Marshall/Winthrop Head Coach; :]
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[OUT Q=...to coach em."]
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-33]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops]


Rolan Roberts scored 17 as the Hokies beat Duquense in the final regular season game at the Cassell.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/FOX SPORTS; :]


Tech Coach Bobby Hussey calling out a play to his Hokies.
And the Hokies responded as Andre Ray steps back and nails this three pointer giving Tech a four point lead in the first half.
Duquesne would come back with a jumper of its own but still trailed by two points 19 to 17.
Then Tech went to the big men. Russ Wheeler steps out at the free throw line and hits this jumper Tech would go up by four again.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/81/Duquesne/60/;]


And Roland Roberts takes to the hoop along the baseline and scores the hoop and Tech goes on to win it 81 to 60.


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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[SS=none]


The Lady Hokies and Cavaliers both win.
More when we return.


[S-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Logo]


Duke won the battle with Carolina tonight and Maryland gets an A-C-C win over Florida State.
For all the college scores lets check the boards.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
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And coming up, Maggert and Magee will play for the Match Play championship, The Lady Hokies and Lady Flames win today.
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[VO-NAT]


And Virginia moves on in the A-C-C tournament with a win over Wake Forest.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Atlantic 10]


The Lady Hokies of Virginia advance to the semi finals of the Atlantic 10 tournament but it took overtime in the Hokie win.
Lisa Witherspoon missed the game because of back spasms but Amy Wetzel filled in at the point and scored 22 as Tech beats Dayton 73 to 72 in three overtimes.
Michelle Housewright scored 16 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in the Hokie win.

[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-27]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Logo]


Demya Walker scored 23 points to lead the Virginia Cavaliers to a 71 to 67 victory over Wake Forest and a Spot in the A-C-C semi finals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Virginia vs Wake Forest; :]


Wake's Charlene Curtis working the court in the first half.
And the Lady Demon Deacons come up big when Janae Whiteside hits two of her game high 23 points.
But the Lady Cavaliers get it to Walker. She drives to the hoop and scores the jumper drawing the foul as the Cavaliers led the game by four late in the second half.
[SUPER=33-Virginia/71/Wake Forest/67/;]


Virginia maintained that lead for the remainder of the fourth quarter to get the 71 to 67 victory over Wake Forest.
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[S-South]


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[WRITER=dal]
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The Lady Flames are making their third straight trip to the big dance.
Liberty won the invitation to the NC-Double-A Tournament by beating Coastal Carolina for the Big South Tournament Championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashville, NC/HTS;]


Sharon Wilkerson lit the Flames yesterday, driving through the trees here for the hoop.
Roz McGill tries to get Coastal Carolina back in the game by using the screen to set up the jumper in the paint.
[SUPER=33-Liberty/68/Coastal Carolina/55;]


Sarah Wilkerson comes right back with a long two and Liberty beats the Chanticleers 68-to-55 fulfilling the dreams of the whole Liberty team especially the Coach Rick Reeves youngest daughter.
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[IN Q=the first Big South]
[SUPER=01-Krystal Reeves/Liberty Freshman;]
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[OUT Q=My Chance]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.

[S-ODAC]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-35]
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Bridgewater advances to the Division Three N-C-A-A women's tournament after beating Randolph-Macon in the ODAC championship 75 to 71.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


The Eagles surround their coach in the Huddle at the Salem Civic Center.
Bridgewater's Heather Lands pulls down the rebound and puts it back in for the score and the Eagles led by three late in the second half.
Then its Lands who would pass the ball hitting a cutting Connie Ritchie who gets the layup for the score.
[SUPER=33-Bridgewater/75/Randolph-Macon/71/;]


But Macon would not give up. As the seconds tick off the clock Lindsay Carney hits the Buzzer beater but it was not enough as Bridgewater wins the ODAC championship 75 to 71.
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-42]
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Andrew Magee and Jeff Maggert will play in the finals of Golf's Match Play Championship. Both rallied from 3 holes down to win their matches.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carlsbad, CA/ABC SPORTS; :]


Magee came up with this chip in from the fringe for birdie to win his match with John Huston 3 and 1.
While Maggert trailed by three with 8 holes to play and he would halve the 18-th hole to beat Steve Pate 1 up.
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[TALENT=ROY]
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The two golfers will play for a million dollars in tomorrows 36 hole final.


[Video]


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[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=ame]
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In tonight's video of the day, we know that ballerinas have to know how to be light on their feet....
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[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Russia;]

but check this out.
These are members of the Moscow Flying Ballet who have meshed high art and high altitude on top of a Russian crop duster traveling about 80-miles per hour.
It may seem hard to believe but this troop has been unable to get their first production off the ground yet.
The financial crisis in Russia has caused a shortage in funds.
The ballerinas rarely get a chance to fly and have taken to practicing on the run way.
They're now offering a training course for others--hoping it will raise more money for the program.
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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