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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Good evening, I'm Eric Earnhart.
Sleet and snow have already been reported in some parts of our viewing area.
Andrew Freiden is here to tell us what else is on the way.

[Salem-Veterans]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[TAPE#=99-15; 02:14]
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Angered by deficiencies at the V- A Medical Center, veterans in western Virginia are speaking out.
Today, more than one thousand turned out for a rally at Salem High School.
And Joe Dashiell was there.
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[SUPER=01-Hardin Edwards/Army and Air Force Veteran; :16 QUICK]
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((If there was ever any question how seriously veterans view this issue, their rally erased all doubt.
Veterans from all over the area, more than one thousand strong, packed the auditorium at Salem High.
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[IN Q=If we can't]

((JAMES BARROWS: IF WE CAN'T GET IT DONE HERE, WE NEED TO GO TO WASHINGTON, I BELIEVE.)) ((HARDIN EDWARDS: THEY JUST DON'T SEEM TO CARE FOR THE VETERANS ANY MORE LIKE THEY USED TO.)) ((GARY GWYNN: WE NEEDED IT WHEN WE GOT BACK FROM VIETNAM, YOU KNOW WE GOT IT AND NOW THEY'RE TAKING IT AWAY LITTLE BY LITTLE.))
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Over four fiscal years, the Medical Center's budget hasn't grown at all... while costs, such as those for prescription drugs, have skyrocketed.
As a result, director Stephen Lemons acknowledges the veterans have valid concerns.
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[IN Q=There are veterans out here]

((DR. STEPHEN LEMONS: THERE ARE VETERANS OUT HERE THAT NEED SERVICES, THAT WANT SERVICES AND WITH THE RESOURCE CONSTRAINTS THAT WE HAVE, WE'RE UNABLE TO PROVIDE THOSE SERVICES.))
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The region's congressmen say there is some hope.
One proposal would add one- point- nine billion dollars for veterans programs to the president's budget proposal, and bring seven to ten million to Salem.
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[IN Q=If folks are doing this]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE: IF FOLKS ARE DOING THIS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY, TO LET FOLKS IN THE ADMINISTRATION KNOW THAT WHEN YOU MAKE A COMMITMENT, YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP IT, I THINK THE WORD WILL GET BACK TO WASHINGTON.)) ((REP. VIRGIL GOODE: I KNOW MANY VETERANS IN THE AREA DEPEND ON THE HOSPITAL AND I WANT TO SEE IT GO FORWARD AND NOT BACKWARD.))
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[OUT Q=and not backward.]


Meanwhile, a letter from Sen. John Warner to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Togo West brought cheers from the crowd... In it Warner encouraged West or another top official to visit Salem and meet with veterans concerned about the Medical Center's future.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Salem.))

[Patrick-Henry]


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A girl was reportedly stabbed during a fight at Patrick Henry High School yesterday.
It apparently happened in the cafeteria.
Six students were arrested--a 15 year old was charged with malicious wounding and possession of a weapon on school property.
Another student was charged with assault and all six were charged with disruption of school.

[Reynolds-Lawsuit]


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A big tobacco company is the target of another lawsuit..but this one is being waged by its competitor.
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[use file from 98-68 1:03:15; 98-26, 1:00:19]
R-J Reynolds filed a lawsuit against Philip Morris yesterday.
The tobacco company is accusing Philip Morris of trying to monopolize the retail market for cigarettes.
The lawsuit claims Philip Morris was wrong to give product discounts to retailers who give their cigarettes exclusive shelf displays.
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[Staunton-River]


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Some flathead catfish and small mouth bass in the Stuanton River have tested above the state's P-C-B advisory level.
That's according to fish sampling results released by the Department of Environmental Quality yesterday.
The latest findings are now causing concern that the contamination could be worse than first thought.
P-C-B's were banned years ago after scientists learned the compound could cause liver damage and cancer.

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Federal agents are investigating an abortion clinic bombing in Asheville, North Carolina.
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The bomb exploded at the FemCare clinic in the northern part of the city.
It happened at 7:30; the clinic was scheduled to open at 8:00.
Investigators say the bomb was a big one, but only part of it detonated.
No one was hurt, and the clinic was NOT damaged.
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((ALAN BOLICK/NEIGHBOR; WE HEARD AN EXPLOSION AND THAT'S ABOUT IT, THEY HAD TO STOP ALL OUT CLIENTS COMING IN. CHIEF WILL ANNARINO/ASHEVILLE POLICE DEPT.; WE DON'T KNOW THE REASON WHY THE DEVICE DIDN'T FULLY DETONATE, AND HAD IT, IT WOULD HAVE PROBABLY CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE.))
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[SUPER=01-Chief Will Annarino/Asheville Police Dept.]
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Late this evening, investigators discovered what they thought was a SECOND bomb at the clinic.
They have since determined it was part of the original bomb, and could have exploded on its own.
Explosive experts are working to disarm the device.
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Asheville is about a hundred miles away from the forest where federal agents continue to search for abortion bombing suspect Eric Rudolph.


[George-Jones]


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A setback for singer George Jones.
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Jones is still in critical but stable condition after a car accident last week.
Doctors say he has developed pneumonia. Jones also suffered liver damage and a collapsed lung in the wreck.
Investigators are waiting on blood test results to determine if alcohol was involved; they found an open vodka bottle in his vehicle.
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[Dole]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Elizabeth Dole took her presidential campaign home today.
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She held a rally in her home-town of Salisbury, North Carolina, to thank the residents for helping her kick off her run for the Republican nomination.
She thanked Salisbury volunteers who operated the "Draft Elizabeth Dole" campaign.
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((ELIZABETH DOLE/PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE; THIS SPIRIT OF NEIGHBOR HELPING NEIGHBOR, THE RETURN OF A REAL EMPHASIS ON THOSE VALUES OF CIVILITY AND RESPECT FOR OTHERS, AND HONESTY AND INTEGRITY, THIS IS WHAT'S GOING TO MAKE THIS NATION A BETTER PLACE, AND WORKING WITH YOU, GOD WILLING, WE'RE GOING TO GET THERE.))
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Dole also criticized past defense budget cuts, and promised increased military spending, especially for a strategic defense system.
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[Congress-Votes]


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In Congress this week, the House took up U.S. policy in Kosovo...and education funding.
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The House approved a resolution backing the use of U.S. troops in Kosovo for peacekeeping operations.
The vote was 219 to 191.
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Ninth District Democrat Rick Boucher voted for it.
But Fifth District Democrat Virgil Goode and Sixth District Republican Bob Goodlatte voted against it.
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The House also endorsed a bill giving states more flexibility in spending federal education funds.
That measure passed 330 to 90.
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Boucher, Goode and Goodlatte all supported it.
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[Greenbrier-Gambling]


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West Virginia's first casino is closer to becoming a reality..
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Today state senators approved a bill authorizing it by a vote of 22 to 12.
The bill now heads to the governor who has indicated he's likely to sign it.
But, voters still have to approve the measure in a referendum.
If they do the casino will open at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs.
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[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Still ahead--what would make people give up several Saturdays in a row in order to work for free?
The answer is coming up in a few minutes.
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[VO-NAT]


Also, this doesn't look much like a learning experience..but it was for a few people in Bedford County.
We'll explain when the news continues.
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[Fire-Training]


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Some area firefighters were trying to make their practice session a little more realistic..
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So they set fire to an old, abandoned farmhouse.
Eight volunteer fire departments gathered for today's training session in Bedford County.
Firefighters got a chance to work on new fire fighting techniques and to learn how to use thermal imaging cameras.
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((IT QUICKENS THE OPERATION IN A REAL INSTANCE YOU WOULD USE THAT CAMERA TO GO INTO A HOUSE AND FIND THE SEED OF THE FIRE AND IF THEIR ARE ANY EXTENSIONS. THEN YOU COULD FIND IT AND STOP IT WITH MINIMAL PROPERTY DAMAGE.))
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Firefighters also used the thermal imaging cameras to practice locating victims during a search and rescue mission.


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[Camp-Roanoke]


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In 1936, a local Kiwanis Club donated one thousand dollars to build a lodge at Camp Roanoke.
This year, members of the group are renewing their connection with the camp.
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Members of the club have spent more than a dozen Saturdays renovating the cabin, and they have a couple more weekends to go.
Once operated by the Y- M- C- A, the Camp is now owned by Roanoke County on property near the Spring Hollow Reservoir.
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((JACK MAHANNA: KIWANIANS HAVE SUPPORTED THIS RIGHT ALONG, AND WE THOUGHT THIS WAS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO DO COMMUNITY SERVICE.)) ((JIM BOWEN: WE'VE STRIPPED IT DOWN TO THE BARE RAFTERS AND BARE FLOOR. WE'VE ADDED PANELLING ON THE WALLS, INSULATION. WE'VE PUT IN A NEW CEILING, NEW LIGHTING. WE'RE GOING TO PUT IN NEW HARDWOOD FLOORS AND WHEN IT'S FINISHED IT'LL LOOK LIKE A BRAND NEW BUILDING AS FINE AS ANYTHING IN ROANOKE.))
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Lowe's donated most of the materials. Cook Siding and Window Company donated and installed new windows.
About 50 members of the Kiwanis Club have provided the volunteer labor that will put the lodge back into top form.
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[Minority-Business]


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Minority business owners recently gathered in Lynchburg to celebrate their accomplishments and discuss how to encourage other minorities to strike out on their own.
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Governor Jim Gilmore had proclaimed Thursday as "Minority Business Development Day" in Virginia.
But organizers of a conference in Lynchburg say the work is a year- round affair.
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG VICE-MAYOR: I WOULDN'T WANT THIS DAY JUST TO BE A ONE-DAY EVENT. IT'S GOT TO BE SOMETHING THAT CONTINUES AND AS BUSINESSES GROW, YOUR COMMUNITY GROWS. THE WHOLE AREA BENEFITS FROM A POSITIVE BUSINESS CLIMATE, A CLIMATE WHERE YOU CAN PROVIDE JOBS, A CLIMATE WHERE YOU CAN SAY `HEY, I OWN SOMETHING'.))
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Conference- goers discussed the merits of establishing a minority business development office for central and southwest Virginia.
They'd also like to see a minority business "incubator" created for the region.
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Next--Do you know how many years the Wood Brothers Racing Team has been around?
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If you're a racing fan or history buff, these old pictures should give you a clue..
The answer is coming up.
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[Wood-Racing-Museum]


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It's been nearly 50 years since the Wood Brothers Racing Team began.
Now, many of the trophies, photos and memorabilia the family has collected over the years are on display at the Wood Brothers Racing Museum.
Kimberly McBroom recently toured the museum and has more in this week's Time Off.
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(( This museum marks a trip down memory lane-- no doubt a FAST trip-- for Kim Hall, who grew up working in the family business.
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[SOT 12:19:56]

((KIM WOOD HALL/OFFICE MANAGER: I KIND OF LIKE TO CALL IT MORE OF A SCRAPBOOK. MOM AND DAD'S PICTURES AND EVERYTHING FROM THE LAST 49 YEARS OF WOOD BROTHERS RACING HISTORY.)) [RUNS:10]
Hundreds, maybe even THOUSANDS of photographs line the walls...trophy cases are fully stocked, and old racing suits are carefully hung-- as if waiting to be worn again.
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((KIM WOOD HALL/OFFICE MANAGER: THERE ARE PICTURES HERE WITH PRESIDENT CARTER. HE HAD THEM AT THE WHITE HOUSE BACK IN THE 70S. JUST A LOT OF THE PEOPLE WE HAVE MET OVER THE YEARS. YOU SEE PICTURES OF OTHER DRIVERS-- OF COURSE, DRIVERS WHO DROVE OUR CARS, BUT OTHER DRIVERS-- THEY ARE OUR FRIENDS, WHERE THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT WE WORK WITH FROM WEEK TO WEEK AND YOU KNOW-- THERE'S NO TELLING WHO YOU'LL SEE IN HERE.)) [RUNS:30]
Hall's father, Glen Wood formed the racing team in 19-50, with the help of his brother Leonard.
GLEN is perhaps best known for driving the Number 16....its engine was installed so far back into the car that Wood was nicknamed the "backseat driver" on the racing circuit.
Hall says she's too young to remember her father's racing days...but she has seen old footage.
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((KIM WOOD HALL/OFFICE MANAGER: HE'D GET THAT LEFT FRONT WHEEL OFF UP IN THE AIR AND WE PUT IT IT IN THE CORNER. HE WAS PRETTY GOOD.)) [RUNS:08]
Hall, herself once slipped behind the wheel at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Driving School.
How fast DID she go?
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((KIM WOOD HALL/OFFICE MANAGER: WE WON'T GO INTO THAT. BUT NEEDLESS TO SAY, I GOT THE SLOWPOKE AWARD.)) [RUNS:04]
Long before the checkered flag is raised, the Wood cars must first pass muster in the shop.
Visitors to the museum can see first-hand where the cars are transformed from frames and rollbars, into the familiar Citgo Tauruses.
THIS is what's left of the car Wood Brothers' rookie driver Elliott Sadler brought back after the Daytona 500.
But as the Wood tradition continues, each race brings the exciting prospect of victory.
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[SOT 12:34:45]

((KIM WOOD HALL/OFFICE MANAGER: EVERY TIME WE LEAVE THIS SHOP, THAT'S OUR INTENT-- IS TO WIN THEM ALL. )) [RUNS:05]
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THE WOOD BROTHERS RACING TEAM IS BUSY GETTING READY FOR THE NEXT BIG WINSTON CUP RACE COMING UP TOMORROW AT THE ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, STUART.)) [RUNS:09]))
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[SUPER=X5001][S-Tech]



[ANCHOR=Roy]
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One of the largest crowds in the history of Women's N-C-Double-A first round tournament action took in last night's Virginia Tech-St Peters game.
And the fans didn't walk away disappointed.
Denise Allen has more on the Hokies 73-48 win.
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(( Big time college basketball arrived in Blacksburg as a record 10,052 fans packed the Cassell to watch the Hokies open NCAA Tournament play.
St. Peters took it's only lead of the game off the opening tip, but that was as high as the Peahens would soar.
Tech took control, looking inside Lisa Witherspoon with the nice pass to Tere Williams for the score.
The Lady Hokies created inside options all night long--Michelle Houseright came off the bench to lead Tech, scoring 21 off the high percentage shots.
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Tech worked both ends of the court attempting to keep St. Peters out of a half court game and forcing the Peahens into 21 turnovers
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The Hokies expanded on a 16 point half time lead by scoring on the transition. Lisa Witherspoon with the bomb to Houseright, then Houseright makes the quick pass to Katie O'Conner and it's a 20 point Tech advantage.
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The Lady Hokies will take that confidence into Monday Night's second round contest.
That's when the fans will get another dose of "Bonnie Ball." Tip off is at nine in the Cassell.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))

[S-Women]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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The Hokies will play Auburn in the regional championship game.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Auburn vs Texas; :]


Auburn and Texas would hook up in the night cap at the Cassell.
Texas trailed by 3 until Tracy Cook nails this jumper to make it 22 to 21 Auburn in the first half.
Auburn would answer that basket as Tiffany Grants steps back behind the line and hits this three pointer to make it 25 to 21.
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The game would remain close throughout the second half and Auburn goes on to win it 69 to 61.
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Meantime, Georgia beats Liberty University 73 to 52.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.

[S-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/CBS SPORTS; :]


St. John's is headed to Knoxville and the third round of the N-C-Double-A men's tournament.
Bootsy Thornton scored a game high 17 as the Red storm routed Indiana 86 to 61. And here are the rest of tonights basketball scores.
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Hampden-Sydney beat John Carroll tonight 68 to 51. The Tigers advance to the Division three final four next weekend in Salem.




[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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And coming up, Glenvar and Salem both win state high school basketball chamionships tonight at the Norfolk Scope.


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[VO-NAT]


And the Roanoke Express was back in the Roundhouse tonight hosting Chesapeake.
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[S-Glenvar]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-36 (24:44)]
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Art Lawrence ends his coaching career at Glenvar winning a state championship.
The Highlanders beat Pound 63 to 54 to claim the Group A title.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/Glenvar vs Pound; :]


The Highlanders huddle in the middle of the floor before the games tip off.
Bryan Fasnacht would carry most of the Glenvar offensive load in the first half as he scored 11 of the Highlanders 25 points including this jumper at the foul line giving Glenvar a 3 point lead.
Jeremy Cromer would help the cause early in the second quarter as he takes the pass in the low post and puts it up strong for two and the game would be close from this point until half time as the Highlaners led 20 to 19.
Pound would use a spark toward the end of the half capped off by this Jerrid Large layup giving the Wildcats a 30 to 25 lead at the half.
Glenvar comes out of the gate smoking early in the second half their fast break game clicked as Charley Wright takes this Jason Underwood pass and lays it in the Highlanders led 43 to 37.
The Wildcats would claw back late in the third using an 8 to 2 run which was capped off by this Josh Tompkins layup after the no look pass by Zack Moore to tie the score at 45.
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But Glenvar would prove to be too tough in the end as Seth Noonkester chips in this missed layup and the Highlanders go on to win it 63 to 54.
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[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Salem is the Group Two A state basketball champion. The Spartans beat Gate City last night 54 to 51.
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The Salem Spartans raise their hands just before the tip off of their game against Gate City.
Salem and Gate city would see saw for the first quarter. With the quarter being capped off with this Dennis Haley jump shot just outside the lane giving Salem a two point advantage as they head into the second quarter.
The second quarter would be much of the same as Adam Rutledge would tip in Andre Via's missed layup to put Salem up 19 to 15 midway through the second quarter.
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A late surge by the Spartans capped off by this Manuel Lewis layup in traffic would propell Salem to a 31 to 24 lead at the half and Salem wins it 54 to 51.
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The Roanoke Express was back at the Roundhouse last night taking on the Icebreakers of Chesapeake.
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The Express warming up trying to get out of their short losing streak.
Tim Christian would get the scoring started taking a pass from Chris Cantu and fires it home to make it 1 to nothing Express.
The Express would strike again as Jason Stewart centers the pass to Drew Burgess who bangs the slap shot into the net and its 2 to nothing Roanoke.
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Then down 3 to 1 Chesapeake tries to come back as Bryan Callahan deflects Jamie O'Learys shot and beats the Express goalie to make it 3 to 2 and Chesapeake wins it 6 to 4.
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Virginia Tech wins its opener in the NCAA Tournament. More later on Mornin'.