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Next on News 7-
An armed robbery at a Southwest Virginia motel tonight.
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The latest on a Roanoke Restaurants troubles.
We'll tell you about a new vaccine for cats-
And--- Rocking Rod with hot legs and hot songs at the Civic Center.
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News 7 is next.
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[SPEEd-Crackdown]


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[TAPE#=98-83 1:17:17]
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The crackdown continues on interstate 81.
State troopers were out in force again today, in their effort to round up speeders.
Joe Dashiell reports on the follow-up to February's show of force.
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[SUPER=01-Trooper Michael Keen/Va. State Police; :11]
[SUPER=01-Sally Winter/Driver; :34]
[SUPER=01-Ada Summers/Driver; 42]
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((State Police say they won't be surprised if their latest effort finds fewer violations.
Since troopers handed out 17- hundred tickets in one day last month... they've noticed a change.
[SOT 01:11]
[IN Q=I was down in court this morning]

((TROOPER MICHAEL KEEN: I WAS DOWN IN COURT THIS MORNING AS A MATTER OF FACT, AND A LADY TOLD ME SHE FELT MORE COMFORTABLE NOW TRAVELLING ON THE INTERSTATE, WHERE BEFORE SHE WAS USING ALTERNATE ROUTES.))
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[OUT Q=using alternate routes.]


There were no news conferences this time, no warning signs along the interstate.
But the CB radio was buzzing with word of the latest crackdown. One trucker counted 14 troopers within 85 miles.
Other drivers say they approve.
[SOT ]
[IN Q=You know I would be]

((SALLY WINTER: YOU KNOW I WOULD BE GOING 70 AND PEOPLE WOULD BE PASSING ME LIKE I WAS STANDING STILL, SO IT'S A GOOD THING.)) ((ADA SUMMERS: I THINK IT'S GREAT BECAUSE UP THROUGH HERE ON THE INTERCHANGE ON 81 COMING FROM ROANOKE, YOU SEE A LOT OF ACCIDENTS.))
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[OUT Q=you see a lot of accidents.]


Meanwhile, the state police say they are eager to see how the latest numbers compare with their February enforcement.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))

[Motel-Robbery]


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Wythe County Authorities are looking for a man and woman who held up a motel in Fort Chiswell tonight.
Police say the two were armed with a semi-automatic shotgun... and pepper sprayed a desk clerk while robbing the Comfort Inn off of exit 80 on Interstate 81. [TAKE PINNACLE 1 FULL]
One suspect is described as a white man in his mid-thirties. He stands 6 feet tall and is thin with short hair, a moustache, and a receding hairline.
He was wearing a green hooded parka with a black stripe across the chest. [TAKE PINNACLE 2 FULL]
The female suspect is described as a white woman in her early to mid-thirties.
She's about 5-feet-5 inches tall with a small build and has blond hair, cut just above the shoulder.
She was wearing a black zip-up sweater


[Henry-Robbery]


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The Henry County Sheriff's Department is releasing the names of two Martinsville men wanted in connection with an armed robbery there yesterday.
Authorities suspect Randy Lee Campbell and William Dudley Smith Junior are the two men who locked up a clerk and delivery man in a refrigerated cooler while they robbed a safe at the Speedway Center on the Fairystone Park Highway.
So far, no one's been arrested.









[Star-City]


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The light has gone out for good at the Star City Diner in downtown Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
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The Diner had failed several health inspections even after owner Spanky Macher hired an exterminator to take care of its roach problem. Today at a hearing with health inspectors, Macher's attorney withdrew an appeal that may have prevented the re-vocation of his food permit.
Macher says after months of scrutiny by the health department - it's time to close the Star City Diner for good.
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((SPANKY MACHER/STAR CITY DINER OWNER: IT GOT TO A POINT WHERE THEY HAD IT IN FOR US. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY WERE GOING TO DO. THEY HAD IT IN MIND THAT THEY WERE GOING TO CLOSE US AT ALL COSTS. IT DON'T THINK THERE WAS ANY WAY OUT OF IT. AND I DON'T THINK SOMEBODY LIKE ME CAN BEAT THE BUREAUCRATIC SYSTEM. ))
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[OUT Q=beat the bureaucratic system.]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Roanoke health officials say it's the first time in well over a decade they've initiated a hearing to revoke a restaurant's food license.
Macher owns and manages 20 other restaurants.


[Appox-Murder]


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Two people charged with killing a man in Appomattox and dumping his body in Campbell County six months ago made their first court appearances today.
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[VO-NAT]
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Police aren't sure why Sandra Ann Olivarri and William Curtis Tidwell allegedly killed Olivarri's husband Nick last September.
Nick Olivarri's sister says she suspected the two from the very beginning.
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[SOT 11:16:04]
[IN Q=She is a]

((DEBBIE DRINKARD/VICTIM'S SISTER: SHE IS A VERY GOOD CON ARTIST. SHE IS A CONVICTED FELON. NOT WHEN SHE CAN COME TO MY MOTHER'S HOUSE AND FACE ALL OF US AND SAY THAT SHE DID NOT KILL MY BROTHER.))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Drinkard/Victim's Sister; :00]
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[OUT Q=kill my brother.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police believe Sandra Olivarri fired the shots that killed her husband.
Both were appointed attorneys today and remain held without bond.
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[Dole]


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Elizabeth Dole says she wants to hear from the people about a run for the white House.
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[vo-nat]
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Dole's set up a presidential fundraising committee- to begin raising money and begin delivering her message to middle America.
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[IN Q=If there's one]

((ELIZABETH DOLE/PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER: IF THERE'S ONE OVERARCHING THEM TO MY THIRTY PLUS YEARS IN PUBLIC SERVICE ITS THAT I PLACE SERVICE OVER POLITICS. I PLACE CONSENSUS OVER CONFRONTATION. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT YOU KNOW THAT. ))

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[OUT Q=YOU KNOW THAT.]
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[VO-NAT]


Dole says it's time to cut the politics and rekindle faith.
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[Airlines]


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[WRITER=jja]
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Lost Luggage and Long lines- It's sometimes a part of airline travel.
But now Congress is trying to protect passengers.
Lee Cowan has more.
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[SUPER=01-Barbara Plecas/Witness; 28]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

(( MORE THAN 500 MILLION PASSENGERS TOOK TO THE AIR LAST YEAR - WITH MOST PLANES FILLED TO CAPACITY. AIRLINES ARE SHOWING RECORD PROFITS, BUT THEIR COMPLAINT DEPARTMENTS ARE SHOWING RECORDS TOO. I don't think I'll fly them again.
COMPLAINTS ABOUT OVERBOOKED FLIGHTS, UNDERSTAFFED AIRLINES, AIRPORT DELAYS, CRAMPED SEATS, AND BOTH BAGS AND COMMON COURTESY, LOST. If you're sitting on a runway they won't even let you go to the bathroom on the plane, you know? BARBARA PLECAS//WITNESS
This is about --- to their passengers.

CONGRESS, AND NOW THE VICE PRESIDENT, HAVE OFFERED VARIOUS PROPOSALS FOR A PASSENGER BILLS OF RIGHTS-URGING AIRLINES TO PROVIDE TRUTHFUL INFORMATION ABOUT DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS, BETTER ACCESS TO REFUNDS, COURTEOUS SERVICE, AND A COMFORTABLE SEAT - JUST FOR STARTERS - ALL WITH THE THREAT OF FINES TO BE IMPOSED BY THE F-A-A. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.))


[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey [WX1] [11:00pm] [03/10/1999] [CK/WXPRO]Weather Maps Climate Data Precipitation Data

[Toss back to anchor][Rod-Stewart]


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The legendary music of Rod Stewart rocked the Roanoke Civic Center tonight.
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Eric Earnhart is there where the concert ended just a short while ago.
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[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Straight ahead - some good news for a change for area textile workers.
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[VO-NAT]


And later on News 7, it's the cat's meow in contraception.
Virginia Tech scientists are working on edible birth control for cats.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[OUT Q=...in sports."]

((O-K sports fans, Here's a quick look at what's happening tonight. Yankee Manager Joe Torre will go to bat against Prostate cancer The Charlotte Hornets are involved in a big trade today the U-V-A women say bring on the N-C-double-A basketball tournament because they have something to prove and Steve Mason will have a preview of this weeks upcoming high school state tournament in Norfolk.
All that and more in sports.))
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[VF-Apparel]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-78 1:36:36]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


Finally, some news about jobs in the apparel industry that people we're happy to hear.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Union representatives went to Danville's Healthtex factory -- which is now owned by V-F Playwear -- to negotiate a new contract.
It's now approved, and with it comes a company promise to hire 75-NEW workers.
This, at a time when most apparel companies are CUTTING jobs and sending work to other countries.
The new hires will cut and embroider fabric to make children's clothes.
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[KKK]


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The national Ku Klux Klan is considering the Virginia State Capitol for a rally.
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[VO-NAT]


But national K-K-K director Thomas Robb tells News7 a national rally is in doubt - he can reach more people through the Klan's Internet web site.
The site has a section where visitors can vote for rally locations-- including Richmond.
Robb won't say how many votes Richmond's gotten.
[SUPER=03-Kalamazoo, MI/June 1998;]


He says bussing K-K-K members in for a rally like this one last year in Michigan costs more than two thousand dollars.
The City of Kalamazoo spent about one hundred thousand dollars providing security for the event.
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[Social-Security]


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Saving social security- Republicans say they can one up the president.
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Congressional republicans say they have a plan to protect social security funds to protect the elderly.
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((REP. DENNIS HASTERT/HOUSE SPEAKER: WE ARE COMMITTED TO LOCKING AWAY EVERY PENNY OF THE TRUST FUND SURPLUS FOR OUR NATIONS ELDERLY. WE WILL SET ASIDE MORE MONEY THAT THE PRESIDENT FOR SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Dennis Hastert/(R) House Speaker; ]
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[OUT Q=AND MEDICARE.]
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[VO-NAT]


To do that republicans say they'll create a safe deposit box to make sure social security funds can not be raided.
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[Carvin's-Cove]


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The city of Roanoke could face water conservation measures by this summer unless officials see a substantial increase in levels at Carvin's Cove.
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The latest measurement this morning puts the city's main water source at 21 feet below full pond. That's a lot lower than normal for this time of year .. the continuing result of last year's long drought.
Significant rains this month and next would probably end any concerns, but without those rains, conservation measures may become necessary by summer.
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[Tease2]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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When the news returns, edible contraception is in the works... for cats.
Details coming up.
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[VO-NAT]


And later -- no awards for these dresses.
But they had prime seats at Academy Awards ceremonies.
Now they're on the auction block.
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NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
0-6-1

(zero, six, one)


Pick 4:
2-3-9-7

(two, three, nine, seven)


Cash 5:
3-5-8-9-22

(three, five, eight, nine, twenty-two)


Lotto:
3-5-16-23-40-44

(three, five, sixteen, twenty-three, forty, forty-four)


Kicker:
7-6-7-7-1-0

(seven, six, seven, seven, one, zero)




[Cat-Vaccine]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-81 1:34:43]
[GRAPHIC=Cat Birth Control]


Just a spoonful of food could make cats sterile if Virginia Tech scientists have their way.
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[VO-NAT]


They say wild cats spread disease, kill songbirds and multiply beyond control.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


So they're developing an edible vaccine that could be mixed with bait as a permanent cat contraceptive.
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[SOT 12:12:34]
[IN Q=Well right now]

((WELL RIGHT NOW WE HAVE NO WAY OF CONTROLLING THE FERAL CAT POPULATION SHORT OF TRAPPING THE ANIMALS AND UNFORTUNATELY MILLIONS OF THESE CATS ARE EUTHANIZED EVERY YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Beverly Purswell/Veterinarian; QUICK!!!]
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[OUT Q=every year]
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[VO-NAT]


Scientists have fed an experimental dose to these female cats.
So far their immune system IS developing the necessary antibody against their own eggs.
But the Tech team says it will be years before the kitty contraceptive is ready for market.
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[Lime-Kiln]


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[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-82 1:19:47]
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Lime Kiln Theatre's new artistic director is hoping to generate more national recognition for the company.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


James Conner will have a hand in writing, producing and directing many of the theatre's upcoming productions.
He said he's hoping the theatre's original plays cause movie producers to take notice.
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[IN Q=It's not far-fetched]

((JAMES CONNER/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: IT'S NOT FAR-FETCHED TO THINK THAT A FEW YEARS DOWN THE ROAD--HOLLYWOOD WILL WANT TO MAKE A MOVIE OUT OF A PLAY THAT ORIGINATED AT LIME KILN BECAUSE IT'S HAPPENING AROUND THE COUNTRY AND WE CAN DO IT HERE TOO.))
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[OUT Q=can do it here too.]
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[VO-NAT]


As a singer and songwriter, Conner was a member of the New Kingston Trio and wrote, "Grandma's Feather Bed" which was later recorded by John Denver.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Lime Kiln's first play of the season will be, "On Borrowed Time" --which begins Memorial Day weekend.
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[SUPER=X5001][S-Extra]



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[WRITER=rst]
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Joe Torre leaves the Yankee spring training camp to get treatment for prostate cancer the Lady Cavaliers of Virginia get ready for the N-C-Double-A tournament and a big trade in the N-B-A.
But first our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Charlotte, NC/RAYCOM; :]


Duke's Elton Brand is the A-C-C player of the year. The 6 foot 8, 260 pound Brand averaged over 17 points and 9 rebounds a game and he had an A-C-C high 17 double-doubles.
Brand beat out teammates Trajan Langdon and William Avery for the honor. And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-Torre]


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The New York Yankees will have to deal with more than balls and strikes as they prepare for the season at their spring training camp in Florida.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :]


Yankee Manager Joe Torre has prostate cancer and has left the team for treatment.
There's no word on how advanced the cancer is or how long Torre will be away from the World Series champs.
But the Yankee players are praying for their manager.
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[OUT Q=.....will for him."]
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The Yankees haven't said who will handle Torre's duties while he receive's treatment. Torre has managed the Yankees since 1996.


[S-Trade]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-31 (50:26)]
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A big trade in the N-B-A between the Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Lakers.
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[VO NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :]


The Hornets traded Glen Rice to L-A as part of a 5 player deal.
Charlotte also sent Forward J.R. Reid and reserve point guard B.J. Armstrong to the Lakers. In return, L-A sent guard Eddie Jones and foward Elden Campbell to the Hornets.
Rice is the Hornets top scorer and one of the N-B-A's best 3 point shooters.
Over the weekend Hornet manager Dave Cowens resigned.
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-37 (22:12)]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Sixers vs Hornets; :]


Paul Silas and the Hornets were in Philly last night.
Theo Ratliff hits this jumper from the baseline and the Sixers led the Hornets 10 to 2.
Charlotte would answer with a three. David Wesley hitting the buck cutting the Sixer lead to five.
[SUPER=32-Philadelphia/85/Charlotte/70/;]


Philadelphia would lead by as many as 10 in the first half Allen Iverson with the basket and the Sixers win it 85 to 70.
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(THE UVA WOMEN ARE SET FOR THE N-C-DOUBLE-A TOURNAMENT. MORE LATER ON MORNIN')





[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-26 1:31:21]
[GRAPHIC=women's final four]


The Virginia women's road to the final four has a major speed bump. The Lady Cavaliers are the ninth seed in the West regionals and must open up with 8th seed and 21 and 7 Penn State Friday night in Ruston, Louisiana.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="My...]

((DEBBIE RYAN/UVA HEAD COACH:)) ((DEMYA WALKER/UVA FORWARD:))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Ryan/UVa Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Demya Walker/UVa Senior Forward; :21]
[RUNS=:33]
[OUT Q=....to the world"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


One of the Cavaliers eight losses came against Virginia Tech. Playing the Lady Hokies along with the other tough competition should help UVa in the post season, but there is room for improvement this late in the season.
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[IN Q="Right now]

((:))
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[OUT Q=....all year long"]
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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And coming up, The Virginia High School League semi finals kickoff tomorrow at the Norfolk Scope.
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[VO-NAT]


And Steve Mason will tell which teams from our area will be bidding for state championships on Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-33 47:20]
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The state high school basketball semifinals are the focus of this week's Hometown Hoops Weekly. Here's Steve Mason.

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[IN Q=first audio]
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[SUPER=01-Jerian Younger/Danville Senior Center; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Linda Long/Cave Spring Head Coach; 1:41(QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Sherri Rickman/Cave Spring Power Forward; 1:46(QUICK)]
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[OUT Q=see ya next time"]
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((The Highlanders practiced at Virginia Tech's Cassell Coliseum Wednesday afternoon.` In Salem's Charlie Morgan only other trip to the final four, the Spartans won the state title. Nathan Route, a member of that championship team spoke to this year's group as this senior oriented squad prepares for Caroline. ((ANDRAE VIA/ONE OF 5 SENIORS:)) Although G.W. Danville hoisted the trophy last year in Norfolk, that team graduated 9 players and only 6'9" Jerian Younger is back. Opponent South Lakes has also proved critics wrong. grant Hill's Alma Mater went form 11 and 10 to 23 and 5 in two seasons. ((JERIAN YOUNGER/G.W. DANVILLE SENIOR CENTER:))
The Cave Spring Lady Knights play 28 and OH West Springfield, led by one of the nations top 5 players, Kara Lawson, who set the state record for points in a game with 47 last week in state quarterfinals. ((LINDA LONG:))
Cave has played 9 teams from Richmond to North Carloina to West Virginia that were ranked in their respective state.)) ((SHERRI RICKMAN/SENIOR POWER FORWARD:))

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The Virginia High School League basketball tournament shifts to the Norfolk Scope today. [PINNACLE 7505]
The Eagles of G.W. Danville are back to defend their Triple A state championship. Danville starts with South Lakes tonight at 7.
In Girls action Cave Spring of the Roanoke Valley district takes on Springfield. That game tips off at 3 this afternoon. [PINNACLE BOARD 7506]
In the Group Two A boys action Salem plays Caroline on Friday night at 7 pm. [PINNACLE 7507]
And early Friday afternoon, Glenvar has a Group A semi final match up with Woodstock Central.

(THAT'S IT FOR SPORTS. HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYBODY)








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How would you like to own a dress worn to the Academy Awards? Now you can.
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Check out the gowns up for auction in New York City.
Christies is auctioning off 50 outfits in all - including a gown worn by Elizabeth Taylor- and a blue number that's not really a gown at all, but a pantsuit.
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((NANCY VALENTINO/CHRISTIES: WE DECIDED TO GO TO WOMEN WHO WERE NOMINEES, PRESENTERS OR WHO WORE DRESSES TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS THAT PEOPLE INSTANTY REMEMBERED.))
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The dresses go up for bids next week. All proceeds will fund AIDS research.
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