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Coming up on News 7-
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A federal order to inspect eleven hundred of the national airplanes.
And Roanoke police team up with teens- We'll tell you what it's all about.
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Plus the company that pays the cash on ABC's Who wants to be a millionaire is suing. It wants less intelligent contestants.
News 7 is next.
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A question of safety on the nation's airlines - The FAA is now ordering inspections of about eleven hundred planes.

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[Alaska-Airlines]


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The order comes after Alaska Air found damage in the jackscrew assemblies on two of its MD-80s.
While Alaska Air grounded those jets - the Federal Aviation Administration stepped forward requiring all airlines to inspect similar types of jets.
Manuel Gallegus has the latest.
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((It's an emergency order that could cause delays at the nation's airports. In the wake of the Alaska Airlines crash last week, the Federal Aviation Administration says airlines must inspect MD-80s, DC-9s and the brand new Boeing 7-1-7. The alert comes after Alaska found shavings in the jackscrew assemblies on two of it's MD- 80s. Jack Evans/Alaska Airlines Spokesperson: "In this assembly, they opened it up to take a look at it, there was substantial metals shavings and filings." The assembly is the part that moves the horizontal stabilizer, the SAME part that is the focus of the investigation into the crash of Flight 261. Alaska Airlines has already grounded the two jets where it found problems. But the government isn't ordering OTHER airlines to ground THEIR jets. Just inspect them within two days. There are about 11-hundred MD-80s and DC-9s flying in the US. And so far, officials say, no other airlines have found problems in their fleets. But with the emergency inspections underway, some passengers could face delays and cancellations. Manuel Gallegus, CBS News, Los Angeles.))

[Marriage-Tax]


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Married people could get a break on taxes-
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The House today passed a bill to reduce the so-called marriage penalty on federal income taxes.
48 democrats joined with the republicans approving the measure.
Jim Crawford is one man who says he's ripped off by the penalty.
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[SOT 20:05:45]
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((JIM CRAWFORD/TAXPAYER: THAT MEANS THE GOVERNMENT STICKS US IN OUR CASE WITH A 14 HUNDRED DOLLAR A YEAR PENALTY, WHICH I LIKE TO CALL A FINE FOR BEING MARRIED.))
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[OUT Q=for being married.]
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The Republicans ten year182-billion dollar plan cuts taxes about a thousand dollars for the average couple filing jointly.
Some Democrats think it costs too much.
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((SEN. TOM DASCHLE/D- SOUTH DAKOTA: IF THEY INSIST ON A HUGE TAX CUT WHETHER ITS IN SLICES OR IN WHOLE, WE'RE GOING TO OPPOSE IT AS WE'VE ALWAYS DONE.))
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[OUT Q=always have done.]
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The bill now goes onto the Senate- the president is already promising a veto.
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[Explore-Post]


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A day in the life of a Roanoke City Police officer -- it's an experience many people can not relate to.
But some local teenagers are finding out what it's like first hand.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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(( For the past four years, 18 year old Carmen Walker has been learning what it's like to be police officer -- with hopes of someday joining the F-B-I..
Walker, along with the other teens in this class, is getting the same training -- that many police officers experience in the police academy.
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((OFFICER RODGER HOGAN: THEY LEARN SEX CRIMES, INVESTIGATIONS, INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES, ALL OF THESE THINGS THEY LEARN ABOUT IN THE COURSE OF TWO YEARS.. THEY ALSO LEARN THE POLICE CODES SO THEY CAN TALK OUR JARGON))
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Officer Hogan says one of the main goals of the program -- is to get teenagers interested in law enforcement.
Cari Kelso says the training has been great -- and he is now more certain than ever that he wants to be a military police officer.
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((CARI KELSO/STUDENT: WE GET TO LEARN SOME SELF DEFENSE TECHNIQUES. WE DID I-B-R WHICH IS INSTANT BASED REPORTING AND WE WROTE SOME REPORTS WITH DIFFERENT SCENARIOS AND TOOK A TEST ON IT))
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[nat sound 53:28] ((NAT SOUND: WE DO A BUNCH OF CIVIL STUFF AND OUR MAIN THING IS PROSECUTING CRIMES))
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In this week's class the students are learning the legal side of law enforcement from Betty Jo Anthony -- the chief assistant Roanoke's Commonwealth Attorney.
And the teens are tested on the information they learn.
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((OFFICER HOGAN: ONCE THEY PASS THE WRITTEN TEST THEY ACQUIRE A BADGE THAT THEY WEAR ON THEIR UNIFORMS AND THEN THEY DO A RIDE ALONG PROGRAM. THEY'RE ACTUALLY OUT THEIR ON THE STREETS WITH POLICE OFFICERS GETTING TO SEE IT FIRST HAND.))
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And the teenagers says this experience has helped them understand that the police are just like everybody else.
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((CARMEN WALKER: THEY'RE NOT OUT TO ARREST YOU AND GET YOU IN TROUBLE THEY'RE AROUND TO HELP YOU WHEN YOU REALLY NEED HELP))
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Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.
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The program is year-round and is for people 14 to 20 years of age. Anyone interested in joining should call the Roanoke City Police Department..










[Gun-Buyback]


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A pastor hopes bringing guns to church can help police in Roanoke.
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Jeff Scott wants his Colonial Avenue Baptist Church to serve as a drop-off point when Roanoke begins its gun buyback program.
At his last church in Ohio ... Scott organized a similar program that took a thousand guns off the streets.
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((PASTOR JEFF SCOTT/COLONIAL AVE. BAPTIST CHURCH: I HAD A MAN BRING IN GUNS -- HE WAS AGAINST IT UNTIL THE NIGHT BEFORE. HIS NIECE AND NEPHEW WERE PLAYING WITH A GUN. THAT MADE HIM A CONVERT.))
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Roanoke hasn't decided when to start its federally funded program ... or where the drop-off points will be.
The goal is to collect 430 guns, exchanging them for 50-dollar gift certificates at local stores.
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A Virginia Tech football player has been suspended from the team indefinitely... after being charged with drug distribution.
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[Take FS page]
22-year-old Virginia Tech freshman defensive end Derrius Monroe was indicted on one count of cocaine distribution in Montgomery County.
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He is the third Tech player to be indicted on drug charges in less than a month.
Two former Tech football players, Manny Clemente and Jermaine Hinkson, are facing similar charges.

[Child-Porn]


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German police tipped them off to the four thousand images of child porn a Culpeper man was peddling on the Internet from his bedroom.
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But Virginia authorities say 36- year old Jessee Charles Brent is NOT all that unique in the epidemic of child pornography traders online.
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((ATTORNEY MARK EARLEY: THESE ARE NOT IMAGES OF CHILDREN IN VARIOUS STAGES OF DRESS AND UNDRESS. THESE ARE IMAGES OF CHILDREN WHICH ARE BEING SEXUALLY ABUSED, IN SOME CASES VIOLENTLY SEXUALLY ABUSED.))
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((THOMAS LAMBERT/VIRGINIA COMPUTER CRIME UNIT: THEY DEAL IN IT, NOT FOR PROFIT, BUT TO BUILD THEIR OWN COLLECTION. THIS IS HOW THEY GAIN THEIR SATISFACTION. SOME PEOPLE COLLECT POKEMON CARDS. THIS IS MUCH MORE ADDICTIVE AND MUCH WORSE.))
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[48-Hours]


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Bedford County's on- line investigative unit has earned many a local headline, but now the national spotlight will soon shine on "Operation Blue Ridge Thunder".
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The C-B-S news magazine "48 Hours" has spent the past few weeks in Bedford County, working on a profile of the Internet crime prevention team.
Producer Josh Gelman says he was doing research for a piece on the dark side of the Internet when he learned about Sheriff Mike Brown's team.
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((JOSH GELMAN/"48 HOURS" PRODUCER: THE POWER OF THE INTERNET IS GROWING MASSIVELY EVERY YEAR AND THIS SEEMS TO BE A VERY TIMELY TOPIC AND THAT'S WHY WE WANTED TO TALK ABOUT IT.)) ((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: THIS IS NATIONAL EXPOSURE TO A PROBLEM THAT IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM. AND WE ARE DELIGHTED, I AM DELIGHTED THAT THE BEDFORD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS BEEN ABLE TO DO THIS.))
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Last week, "48 Hours" accompanied Bedford investigators to New York to help arrest a schoolbus driver who'd been using the Internet to solicit a young girl for sex.
You can see that story when the episode airs on C-B-S in late March.
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[Luis-Cristobal]


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The F-B-I is hoping the Internet will help them track down the suspect who may be responsible for three bombings in Virginia.
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[13:03:03]
A picture of 47-year-old Luis Cristobal now appears on the FBI's Crime Alert web site.
Cristobal is wanted in connection with two car bombings in Chesterfield County and a third at an ironworks plant in Petersburg... All occurred Monday.
One person was injured.
Cristobal's employer suggests the bombings may stem from an ongoing family dispute.
The FBI warns he may be armed and dangerous.
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The company that pays big winners on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" says it wants out.
The story ahead.
And...
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it's one of the more memorable T-V ad phrases of the 80s.
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((Hey Vern))
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[vo-nat]
The man who brought us Ernest P- Worrell has died.
Still ahead, a look back at funny man Jim Varney.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((HEY EVERYBODY, STEVE MASON WITH YOU TONIGHT. COMING UP IN SPORTS, TECH LEGEND BRUCE SMITH IS RELEASED BY THE BILLS, KEN GRIFFEY JUNIOR SIGNS WITH HIS HOMETOWN REDS, CAVE SPRING AND WILLIAM FLEMING MEET IN A CRUCIAL RVD MATCH UP, WE WILL CONTINUE OUR PREVIEWS OF SPEEDWEEKS AND A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FORM THE EARNHARDT CAMP, ALL OF THIS IN SPORTS.))


[D-Day]


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The concrete's being poured into the top of the "Operation Overlord" arch this week in Bedford.
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But the National D-Day Memorial Foundation's still almost four million dollars shy of its 12 million dollar price tag.
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So the surviving Virginia D-Day veterans took their latest campaign to the State Capitol today.
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((EUGENE CREWS/D-DAY VETERAN: AND THAT BEACH WAS A BLOODY MESS. IT WAS A SAD THING TO SEE. BUT THANK GOD THAT WE COME BACK.))
[sot 11:05:25 *** cut 4 or 5 seconds of applause out of middle of bite]

((BOB SLAUGHTER: 56 YEARS LATER, I THINK IT'S TIME TO PUT A D-DAY MEMORIAL UP, GET IT UP AND RUNNING, BECAUSE-- WE ARE LOSING GOOD MEN EVERY SINGLE DAY.))
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Governor Gilmore is the stumbling block.
He says the state's already given over 2 million dollars in seed money... and that the arch is a symbol of museum and cultural centers relying too heavily on government funding.
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The D-Day Foundation hopes to dedicate the arch on Memorial Day this year-- but open it a year later.

[Gilmore-Textile]


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Gilmore sent his deputy commerce secretary to deliver bad news to textile workers this week.
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Today, he told reporters why he's opposed to a relief package for laid off textile workers.
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The Governor says helping jobless workers more in one part of the state than another's simply NOT fair.
And the textile layoffs are different from the help he's promised tobacco farmers.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: TOBACCO FOR EXAMPLE HAS A DEDICATED FUND OF MONEY THAT'S A RESULT OF THE NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT THAT I'VE DONE, THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S DONE, AND THAT IS DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR THAT. ))
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Despite the Governor's objections, the relief bill will be debated again tomorrow in a House committee.


[Millionaire]


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The company that pays contestants on the hit game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" wants out of its contract.


Goshawk is suing Buena Vista Entertainment - saying they are paying out too much prize money and that the show should ask harder questions of less intelligent people.
They are currently under contract to pay contestants who win 500-thousand dollars or more - and only five winners of the one-million-dollar jackpot.
A-B-C says it is not planning to change the show.. and that is its final answer.

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Still ahead - a look back at funny man Jim Varney... also known as Ernest P. Worrell.
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And Mother Nature's wrath takes a toll in South Africa.
We'll have the latest on the torrential rains.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-5 7 9/3 5 7 1/10 15 17 19 22]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
5-7-9

(five, seven, nine)


Pick 4:
3-5-7-1

(three, five, seven, one)


Cash 5:
10-15-17-19-22

(ten, fifteen, seventeen, nineteen, twenty-two)



[Fuel-Prices]


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The cold winter has forced gasoline and heating oil prices up.
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Economists blame a low supply and high demand for oil. That's putting a major strain on the pocketbooks of some motorists and homeowners. The big question many people would like to know is how long will prices stay high?
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((I WOULD PREDICT OIL PRICES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE END OF THE SUMMER...ANYONE'S GUESS.))
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Many homeowners hope the mild weather in recent days will help keep the bills down.
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[Video]


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Heavy rains in South Africa have killed more than 50 people.
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and left around 100-thousand people homeless.
Take a look at the pictures- Trees toppled over from raging flood waters.
Torrential rains have wrecked roads and bridges and swamped hundreds of acres of land.
In Kliptown, Police used a rope to pull a stranded woman to safety-
Game rangers report few casualties among the wildlife population - most of the animals reached high ground in time.

Flooding is described as the worst since 1958.
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[Varney]


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The man who introduced the world to Ernest P- Worrell died today at his Tennessee home.
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[from CONUS PM 16:33:10]
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Jim Varney delighted audiences for years as Ernest.
He brought the character to life in a series of movies and T-V ads in which he chatted it up with his neighbor Vern.

It was the early 80s when Varney put his comic talents to use... for WDBJ.
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[OUT Q=know nothing.]
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[OUT Q=zappo, zappo, zappo...]

[file VO from Newspath 16:39:04]
50-year-old Varney was diagnosed with lung cancer in August of 1998.
He continued to work... Recently his voice was featured in the Toy Story films. [VO from N7 promo - Vern tape]
But it's his work for your hometown station, that we'll remember the most.
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[OUT Q=pin point Vernon.]))





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The latest on the Bruce Smith's release from the Buffalo Bills and we will have highlights from the Cave-Fleming girls RVD showdown
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But first out extra point. Let the endorsement deals begin for future NBA megastar Vince Carter. Carter has become a star with his high flying aerial game, and Madison avenue has noticed. This innovative Gatorade commercial pits Raptor vs. Raptor, Vince Carter playing one on one with a real raptor. The spot will debut during the NBA All-Star game on Sunday. Now here are the scores.
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[S-Bruce]


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Bruce Smith was released by the Buffalo Bills yesterday. In his 15 years so far in the NFL, Smith is second all time in sacks with 171, just 21 behind Reggie White.
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Smith was drafted out of Virginia Tech back in 1985 and since has been selected to 11 pro bowls. The 36 year old had hoped to finish his career in Buffalo. In 1991 he posted 19 sacks, his best season in the NFL. Smith racked up 46 career sacks during his four years at Tech.
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[S-Football]


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There was movement all over the NFL today. The New York Giants released five veterans, including quarterback Kent Graham and running back Gary Brown.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00]

The leading passer in N-F-L history has voided the last two years of his contract, a possible step towards retirement for Miami's Dan Marino. The 38-year-old quarterback could still re-sign with the Dolphins or another team. The move saves Miami six million dollars under the salary cap. Marino is expected to announce his plans on March 20th.
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[S-Griff]


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The Cincinnati Reds welcomed home a favorite son yesterday when the team signed Ken Griffey Jr. to a nine year contract worth 116.5 million dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH; :00]


Griffey was introduced at a news conference yesterday evening. He is reunited with his father who is a Reds coach. The 30 year old has 398 homers and couldn't be happier to be home.
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[IN Q="It's]
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((KEN GRIFFEY JR./SIGNS WITH REDS:ITS MY HOMETOWN. I GREW UP HERE. IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW MUCH MONEY YOU MAKE, IT'S WHERE YOU FEEL HAPPIEST. TO ME CINCINNATI WAS THE PLACE I FELT I WOULD BE HAPPIEST. AND HOPEFULLY I'LL HAVE THE SAME LUCK MY FATHER'S HAD AND WE WILL WIN SOME CHAMPIONSHIPS HERE.))
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In return for Griffey, the Seattle Mariners get pitcher Mike Tomko and outfielder Mike Cameron, plus two minor leaguers.

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Cave Spring and William Fleming battled last night in a crucial girls Roanoke Valley District clash.
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Linda Long had her Lady Knights focused early.
In the first period, Jessica Caldwell takes the rock and goes in strong for the lay up and the Lady Knights wee out in front.
Then, watch Renee Gagnier makes the nice move in the paint and rips rope from [SUPER=33-Cave Spring/55/William Fle

ming/49;]in close and at the end of the first, Cave led 21-14.
Fleming would come back, Alycia Garrison snaps the nylon with the three ball. Cave Spring led 32-22 at the half and the Lady Knights win it 55-49.
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The Pioneer district championship comes down to tonight when Parry McCluer and Covington meet.
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The Cougars are well aware of the Fighting Blues dominance on the hardwood in the District.
Parry McCluer has won 27 straight district games.
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The Fighting Blues are use to pressure defenses and the pressure of big games.
And this one against Covington is no exception.
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The Express fell to the Tallahassee Tiger Sharks tonight by the count of of 3-2. Roanoke scored both of it's goals in the first period. Paul DiFrancesco and John Poapst ripped rope just a minute a part in the opening twenty minutes. Daniel Berthiaume made 26 saves and the Express out shot Tallahassee 31-29. This snaps a five game Express unbeaten streak.

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The Winston Cup cars begin practice at Daytona tomorrow. Here's Mike Stevens with a look at Tony Stewart.
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[OUT Q=...HOMETOWN STATION."]
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Mark Martin will start the 2000 Bud Shootout in the same spot he finished last year, at front of the line. Martin will chase his second straight Bud Shootout title from the pole after picking the top position
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at today's drawing. The 25 lap sprint features the Bud Pole winners from last season and the winner of the Bud pole qualifier. Sterling Marlin is second, then Tony Stewart, Ward Burton, Mike Skinner and Jeff Gordon.
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One other note. GM Goodwrench Service, Richard Childress and Dale Earnhardt announced today that they have extended their partnership through the year 2003. Terms of the new deal were not disclosed. Together, Childress and Earnhardt have won six Cup Championships and 67 races.
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Four conference games remain on VMI's schedule before the Southern Conference tournament next month in Greenville, South Carolina.
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The Keydets have lost 16 straight games and they are 0 and 11 in the conference.
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