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Next on News 7-
What's the situation for homeless in the Roanoke Valley. The numbers may surprise you.
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Carolina Panthers coach talks about the Rae Carruth arrest.
Some doctors say Carilion is "gouging" prices for some surgery.
Plus the shuttle launch is scrapped for the SEVENTH time-
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News 7 is next.

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((RELATIVE TO OUR POPULATION, WE HAVE A HUGE AMOUNT OF HOMELESS IN THIS AREA.))
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A study released today shows homelessness is at all time high in the Roanoke Valley.
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The number is in the hundreds-- and many more people are living without the bare necessities.
And as Joy Sutton reports -- there is need now more then ever to help the homeless.
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(( Trust is just one of many shelters in the Roanoke Valley filled to capacity -- with dozens of individuals and families searching for a place to stay.
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((RIGHT NOW WE CAN SERVE AS MANY AS 15 PEOPLE A NIGHT. WE'VE BEEN FULL FOR PROBABLY OVER A YEAR NOW))
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That's why Trust is in the process of renovating this building -- an addition to their current facility -- it will be able to house 40 people a night -- people like Timothy Miles.
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((I'VE BEEN HOMELESS FOR ABOUT 2 MONTHS, JOB SITUATION, IT'S HARD TO FIND A GOOD JOB HERE))
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And there are also people in the Valley living in substandard housing.
Angy Yates and her 10 month old son live in this apartment on the 1700 block of Rorer Avenue.
She says they have no heat -- and roaches are everywhere.
Yates says these conditions aren't much better than being on the streets.
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((THIS IS JUST AS BAD. THE BUGS THEY ATTACK YOU. IT'S BAD. I'VE FELT LIKE THAT MANY TIMES BEFORE))
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The Roanoke Valley Task Force on Homeless released a study that found around 340 homeless people in the Valley -- 56 are children -- that's almost two hundred more people than in 1989.
The organization collected the data in hopes of providing government agencies and other organizations with information to better serve the homeless population.
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((THERE ISN'T SUCH A THING AS TAKING A HOMELESS FAMILY AND SAYING HERE IS HOUSE. WE'LL PUT YOU IN IT THIS WEEK, HERE'S A JOB. THAT DOESN'T WORK BECAUSE THEY NEED A LOT OF SUPPORT ON A CONTINUAL BASIS))
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And for many without a place to go -- getting help may be just what they need to get back on their feet.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))













[Carruth]


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Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against NFL player Rae Carruth.
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Police caught up with Carruth last night outside a motel in Wildersville Tennessee- arresting him for the murder of his girlfriend.
Charlotte Police say they were working on a tip- when they found Carruth hiding in a trunk of a car.
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((KEITH BRIDGES/CHARLOTTE POLICE SPOKESMAN: IT IS SAD. IT'S SAD AND IT'S CONFUSING. I'M SURE A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WONDERING WHY AND HOW.))
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Cherica Adams was shot four times in a drive by shooting November 16th. Her baby was saved- but Adams died Thursday.
Today the Carolina Panthers officially dropped Carruth from the NFL team.
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((GEORGE SEIFERT/CAROLINA PANTHERS: IT'S A PRETTY TRAGIC SITUATION. WE'RE NOT TRYING TO AFFECT INNOCENCE OR GUILT OR ANYTHING ELSE. THIS IS A TOUGH ONE, OBVIOUSLY FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THIS.))
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[Vo-nat]
Carruth says he will not fight extradtion to North Carolina.
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[Columbine]


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A cyber threat closes school at Columbine High school- seven months after a mass shooting there.
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School officials called off classes for today and tomorrow after a threat on the internet said "I need to finish what was begun."
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((I'M DEFINITELY SICK OF IT. I JUST WANT KIDS TO STOP DOING IT OR ADULTS OR WHOEVER IS THREATING, IT'S OLD AND WE JUST WANT TO GET BACK TO LIFE.))
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But students will be getting on Christmas Break two days earlier- School won't resume until January 4th.
The school grounds have been searched and no suspicious devices were found.
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[Tripp]


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Monica Lewinsky appeared in court today- to give testimony that could help put Linda Tripp behind bars.
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Lewinsky told the court she was terrified after she found out Tripp had secretly recorded a phone conversation.
It was that tape that launched Ken Starr's full scale investigation of the President.
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((NOBODY SAW HIM GIVE ME ANY OF THOSE THINGS. NOBODY SAW ANYTHING HAPPEN BETWEEN US.))
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[put graphic here] Lewinsky testified today that she was really upset- It was etched in my mind she said.. because it was a pretty frightening time for me.
But Tripps defense team says the state must prove that its evidence did not come from Ken STarr's investigation- that is protected under Tripps limited immunity deal.
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((JOSEPH MURTHA/TRIPP'S ATTORNEY: MY GOAL WAS TO GET INFORMATION FROM MISS LEWINSKYT HAT WAS HOPEFULLY TRUTHFUL AN THAT WOULD ACTUALLY BRING FORWARD TO THE COURT THE WHOLE CASE BASED ON INFORMATION THAT CAME FROM THE OFFICE OF THE INDEPENDENT COUNSEL.))
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It's part of a preliminary hearing to determine if Tripp will be tried for violating Maryland's wiretapping laws.

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American Airlines is slapped with an 8-million dollar fine- after pleading guilty to illegally storing hazardous materials at the Miami Airport.-
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The Airline also pled guilty to a felony count charging it with trying to ship a dangerous pesticide.
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((TOM SCOTT/U.S. ATTORNEY: AMERICAN AIRLINES FOR THE TIME ANY CORPORATION AS I'VE INDICATED HAS PLED GUILTY TO A FELONY. THAT'S A BIG STEP FOR ANY CORPORATION.))
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American says its own review showed omissions in training and management oversight
It admitted storing flammable material at the Miami airport between 1996 and 98.
It was 1997 that passengers had to evacuate a jetliner after pesticides being loaded as cargo- released fumes and made people sick.
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An accident involving a Roanoke City School bus this afternoon caused major traffic delays at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Gainsboro Road.
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Police say a woman ran a red light and slammed into the side of the school bus carrying one child. Neither the student nor the bus driver was injured. The driver of the car that caused the accident was treated at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Police believe she suffered a diabetic blackout due to low blood sugar when she hit the school bus. Police are waiting to complete an investigation before they decide if they'll file charges.
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[Toys-R-Us]


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A Toys R Us employee accused of assaulting a child in the Lynchburg store is cleared of wrongdoing-
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In September, 7- year old Amanda Artutis told her parents she'd been molested in a store bathroom by a woman who'd accused her of shoplifting.
55-year old Charlene Rappleyea was charged with assault and battery on a minor.
A judge found her not guilty yesterday after hearing conflicting testimony from the girl.
Rappleyea says she's relieved her ordeal is over, and she's anxious to return to work on Monday.
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[Bunting-Book]


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V-M-I Superintendent Josiah Bunting has been cleared of the remaining allegations against him. Prosecutor Gordon Saunders questioned the Institute's patent and copyright policies, but he concluded General Bunting did not violate the law.
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Bunting got 50-thousand dollars in royalties for his book, "An Education for our Time."
Prosecutor Saunders estimates V-M-I employees spent eight to ten thousand dollars worth of time helping to type and edit the book. Saunders found V-M-I received no part of the royalties.
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The president of V-M-I's Board of Visitors says the board was "aware of General Bunting's writings and wholeheartedly approves of these endeavors."


[SB-Workers]


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Laid-off Tultex workers in South Boston are getting some holiday help from their friends and neighbors.
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Churches and local leaders are collecting donations of food and money for more than 400 workers who lost their jobs at South Boston's Tultex plant almost two weeks ago.
Organizers say the donations will be divided equally and given to each of the displaced workers on December 22 in downtown South Boston.
So far, local businesses have pledged 10-thousand dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[Take Full Screen Graphic=1010]


For information, you can call Operation Care at 8-0-4 5-7-2 1-9-4-8.



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It's delay number seven for the shuttle Discovery.
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NASA managers have cancelled tonight's liftoff-
This time it's to make sure that items inside the shuttle's engine compartment were properly welded 20-years ago.
Discovery is now set to blast off at 8:47 tomorrow night- weather permitting- on a mission to repair the Hubble Telescope.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still to come on the broadcast, finding day care isn't a problem any more for the Amherst fire and rescue squad, find out its simple solution.
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And are people in this region paying too much for eye surgery- two companies battle it out.

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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with details of Antoine Womack's conviction tonight. The Stagg Bowl participants are getting used to their new surroundings. Frank Beamer was back on friendly turf today.

And we'll have hoop highlights from the Big Maroon classic coming up on the Big 7.))[Vistar]


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The Vistar Eye Doctors say Carilion broke a promise.
The doctors say the health-care giant is gouging prices for eye surgeries ... and Carilion says Vistar is distorting the facts.
As Scott Goldberg reports ... all of this comes as Vistar keeps battling to build its own, independent surgery center.
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When Donald Martindale had a cataract removed earlier this year . the surgery at a Carilion hospital cost 23-hundred dollars.
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((DONALD MARTINDALE: ON MY INCOME, THAT'S A LOT OF MONEY, QUITE FRANKLY.)) [RUNS04]
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His insurance and Medicare paid most of the bill . but his doctors still say the price was too high.
They're the same doctors who unsuccessfully fought Carilion in Richmond - trying to open their own independent surgery center.
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Vistar doctor Frank Cotter says his group was denied, in part, because of this affidavit Carilion filed in 1998.
It promised the state health department that Carilion would lower the average fee to 950-dollars for a cataract surgery.
But Vistar says bills like Martindale's prove Carilion isn't keeping its promise.
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((COTTER: WHEN YOU MAKE A PROMISE AND DO NOT FULFILL THAT PROMISE, HOW YOU DEFINE THAT? IT'S A LIE.)) [RUNS07]
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((DON LORTON/CARILION VP: WE'RE VERY COMMITTED TO GETTING TO A 950 AVERAGE. BUT IT SEEMS EASIER THAN IT IS. AND I GUESS THAT'S JUST SOMETHING PEOPLE HAVE TO TAKE OUR WORD ON.)) [RUNS11]
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Carilion Vice President Don Lorton says the average cataract surgery has come down from more than two-thousand dollars to about 11-hundred.
But he says different people need different types of surgeries - and there's no formula for bringing down every individual's cost.
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((DON LORTON: YOU MIGHT BE THE 570-DOLLAR PATIENT. MY 80-YEAR-OLD MOTHER COULD COME IN AND HAVE IT DONE AND SHE COULD BE THE 27-HUNDRED DOLLAR PATIENT BECAUSE SHE'S A DIABETIC WITH ALL KINDS OF COMPLICATIONS.)) [RUNS12]
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG: CARILION SAYS IT DOESN'T MAKE MORE MONEY WHEN THE SURGERY COSTS MORE ... BECAUSE ITS REIMBURSEMENT FROM MEDICARE IS ALWAYS THE SAME.
STILL, VISTAR SAYS THIS IS FURTHER PROOF IT COULD PERFORM THESE SURGERIES FOR LESS.
AND IT'S APPEALING TO THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT ... TRYING AGAIN TO WIN PERMISSION TO OPEN ITS OWN SURGERY CENTER.
SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7.))
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Amherst County officials say they've come up with a new way to solve an old problem.
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With a shortage of volunteers to handle daytime fire and rescue calls, the county is now recruiting daycare providers to help out.
Those persons would donate their time to care for the children of emergency volunteers.
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((SHANNON DAVIS/RESCUE SQUAD VOLUNTEER: I'VE OFTEN HEARD MOTHERS SAY THAT THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO DONATE THEIR TIME AND THEY WOULD LOVE TO GET THE TRAINING TO HELP THEIR COMMUNITY BUT THEY HAVE CHILDREN. I'VE HEARD THAT THROUGHOUT THE YEARS UP HERE. BUT I'VE ALSO HEARD OTHER INDIVIDUALS SAY WE'D LOVE TO HELP YOU, LET US KNOW WHAT WE CAN DO, AND THIS IS ONE AREA WHICH THEY CAN HELP US IF THEY'RE WILLING AND ABLE TO DO IT.))
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Anyone interested in being a daycare volunteer should contact their local fire department or rescue squad.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still to come on News 7, if you're expecting a baby on New Years Day an internet company wants your name, we'll explain what they have to offer.
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[VO-NAT]

And these aren't just any flakes, it's the new official cereal of the Hokies along with its own jingle. More after the break.
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[lotto]
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[Millennium-Baby]


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If your baby is due in the next few weeks, an online medical resource is looking for you.
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BabyPartner-dot-com is a source for expectant parents. The Internet company is trying to discover the first person born in the Year 2000. In order to be eligible for millennium baby prizes couples must contact Baby Partner directly.
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But just in case parents try to cheat to get all those New Year Baby prizes, a Kansas hospital is banning induced labor on New Year's Eve unless it's deemed medically necessary. Locally Carilion Health System and Columbia HCA hospitals have no policy at this time on inducing labor. They say that's a matter between the woman and her physician.


[Tech-Toasties]


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Virginia Tech's school colors are maroon and orange.
But a winning football team has a lot of businesses seeing green.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


The latest company trying to make some money is marketing breakfast cereal.
Sugar-frosted corn flakes, of course, called "Hokie Toasties".
The Hokie Bird dug right in at today's ceremonies.
The cereal inspired one man at the event to write a song about it.
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Hokie Toasties will be on sale at Tech bookstores, Kroger and Wal Mart for starters.
The cereal is supposed to make it into campus dining halls by next spring.
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The jury's verdict from the Antoine Womack case, Stagg Bowl notes along with Beamer's ho ho stop at the Hotel Roaonoke and holiday hoops are all straight ahead. But first in tonight's Extra Point.
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James Madison running back Curtis Keaton, has been named to the Burger King-Coaches' All American team. The team honors the best players from the NCAA division one-double-A ranks. Keaton set two school records for the Dukes this year for rushing yards and touchdowns, plus he was a finalist for the Dudley award and he led JMU into the postseason playoffs. Now tonight's numbers.
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[S-Womack]


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UVa running back Antoine Womack was found guilty tonight by a Albemarle County jury, but not of the charges he originally faced.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1999 Spring Game; :00]

The star tailback from Hampton was found guilty on one count of assault and battery and fined $1000 dollars. That is a class one misdemeanor. He was not given any jail time because he not found guilty of the two malicious wounding charges he faced. Those were both class 3 felonies that could have gotten him u to 40 years in jail.
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In short, without being acquitted, this is about the best situation Womack could have hoped for. The other two defendants, Adrian Burnim and Kevin Cromarte were each found guilty of two counts of assault and battery

and given six months in jail. [S-Hotel]


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The most popular man in the Hokie Nation - Frank Beamer - made a stop in the Star City part of his hectice schedule today as he dropped by the Hotel Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Afternoon; :00]

Newly named Associated Press coach of the year Frank Beamer received a standing ovation from the Roanoke Valley Hokie club members who had gathered in the Shenandoah ballroom for their holiday meeting. Beamer also received his second key to the city from mayor David Bowers. The Mayor says he'll give him another one if the Hokie beat Florida State. Beamer says all the attention and awards are nice, but there's no time to rest.
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And Beamer means that in most a literal sense. He is anxious to start working on expanding Lane Stadium. Today's overflow crowd, which even included a three month old who already has seen her first Tech game, was treated to a little New Orleans jazz without leaving home.
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[S-Glenvar]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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In the high school basketball ranks - the three night Big Maroon Christmas Classic basketball tournament tipped off tonight over in Vinton. 8 area teams from Henry, Bedford, Roanoke and Floyd Counties are taking part in the showcase.
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In the opening game of the night session first year Glenvar head coach Rick Crotts huddled up the Highlanders. And then watched his team take the quick lead on the hoop by R. Scott Price. His three from the top of the key is good. But on Glenvar's next possession, Torrey Hairston steps in front of the pass and he will take the rock all the way in for the Bassett bucket. Glenvar would answer that with this Jeremy Cromer basket. He knocks down the little jumper to increase the Glenvar lead to five. Ball handling was not the forte of either team tonight. Bassett's Vincent Cox feeds Cesar Tatum who throws down the jam. Bassett beats Glenvar 53-to-49 to advance to tomorrow's semi-finals.
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The nightcap featured the homeboys from William Byrd taking on their route 24 neighbors from Moneta, the Staunton River Golden Eagles. Byrd would make its mark first as Andy Goodman benefits from some nice ball movement to get open and hit the hoops for the Terriers. Goodman, would continue to be a Good-Man on this evening as Curtis Hetherington finds him open for the basket as Byrd takes control. But the Golden Eagles come right back. James Gray to Jay Phares who gets the assist for the bucket, but Byrd gets the win 45-to-36 win.
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Earlier today Martinsville and Jefferson Forest won their openers to advance in the winners' bracket.

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Still to come on this Thursday night here on News 7 sports.
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The state of the Stagg - as Pacific Lutheran and Rowan set up shop in the Roanoke Valley.
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Salem's annual Stagg Party is set for this Saturday afternoon at one. This year's guests are from Washington State and New Jersey. Roy Stanley checks in from the city of champions where the weekend festivities are well underway.
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((The activities kicked off at the Salem Civic Center with the presentation of the Gagliardi Award.
This years winner is Daniel Ragsdale of the University of Redlands. Ragsdale averaged over 400 yards passing a game. And he threw 33 Touchdowns in nine games.)) ((DANIEL RAGSDALE/GAGLIARDI WINNER:)) ((The two teams held a light workout at Salem High school. Rowan returns having played in 4 championship games without a win.)) ((K.C. KEELER/ROWAN HEAD COACH:)) ((Pacific Lutheran is the new kind on the Block but the Lutes finished the season with a 10 and 1 record.)) ((FROSTY WESTERING/PACIFIC LUTHERAN HEAD COACH:)) ((Fans wanting to attend the game there are plenty tickets left. Stagg Bowl director Carey Harveycutter says sales are slow but expected to pick up on game day.)) ((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER/STAGG BOWL DIRECTOR:)) ((ROY STANLEY:))
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[PINNACLE 7501] The NFL action this week get started on Saturday on Your Hometown Station. The Chiefs hook up with the Steelers at 12:30 on Saturday and then right after that [PINNACLE 7504] game catch the battle of the Bluegrass state on the hardwood and Louisville takes on the Kentucky Wildcats.
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[PINNACLE 7503] And Sunday we have a double header for you as the Chargers takes on the needy Dolphins and then the disruptive Jets travel to Big D, to battle the Cowboys here on WDBJ-7.
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