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[TALENT=tERESA]

Coming up next...
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[VO-NAT]


A local tattoo parlor is taking steps to get students involved in politics.
And... some local high school and college students prepare to compete in a national robot building competition.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Head]
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In sports, Virginia was out to break a losing streak at the Dean Dome we'll check in on the semi finals of the ODAC championship.
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[VO-NAT]


And Dale Jarrett opens the Winston Cup season winning the Daytona 500.
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Don't expect any big changes for the next few days-- plenty of sun and pleasant conditions will rule for your Monday. Details coming up. [open]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]
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[VO-NAT]

With the South Carolina primary behind them, Republican candidates head to their next battleground.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.



[Pres-Primary]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


The Republican presidential candidates are criss-crossing the state of Michigan today in search of votes.
George W. Bush is predicting he'll be victorious in Tuesday's primary there but John McCain says he expects to win.


A poll shows the two are in a dead heat.
Drew Levinson has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Early Sunday]
[SUPER=03-Grand Rapids, MI;:00]
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate]
[SUPER=01-John McCain/(R) Presidential Candidate]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=dl CBS News]

(( EARLY SUNDAY TEXAS GOVERNOR GEORGE W. BUSH ADMITTED HE WAS PRETTY COLD WHEN STEPPED FOOT IN FRIGID MICHIGAN.

(SOT BUSH)


But my night was pretty hot a little earlier.
FOR BUSH, IT WAS A DOUBLE DIGIT WIN IN SOUTH CAROLINA OVER JOHN MCCAIN.
THE MARGIN OF VICTORY CAUGHT MOST POLITICAL EXPERTS AS WELL MCCAIN OFF GUARD. BUT THE ARIZONA SENATOR AND FORMER P-O-W WAS UNDAUNTED

(SOT JOHN MCCAIN/GOP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE 120106)


Ive taken a few punches, Ive crashed a few airplanes, Ive spent a coupld of years in hotel where there was no mint on the pillow, and Im tellying you right now my friends, were fired up and were going to win here in the state of Michigan.
MCCAIN HAD HOPED LIBERAL DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS VOTING IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY WOULD PUSH HIM OVER THE TOP.
IN MICHIGAN DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS CAN ALSO VOTE IN THE GOP PRIMARY AND MCCAIN NEEDS THEIR HELP IF HES GOING TO WIN HERE.
THE MAN BEST KNOWN FOR DEFENDING SUICIDE DOCTOR JACK KEVORKIAN, GEOFFREY FIEGER IS RUNNING RADIO ADS DENOUNCING BUSH.
FIEGER LOST HIS BID FOR GOVERNOR TO JOHN ENGLER. ENGLER IS BUSHS CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN IN MICHIGAN.

(SOT:VOICE OF GEOFFREY FIEGER FROM RADIO AD OVER FREEZE FRAME: )


Supporting republican tort reform is dumb, now Engler wants you to support George W. Bush, thats dumber, John Engler and George W. Bush, dumb and dumber.
BUSH CONCEDES THE FIEGER ADS WORRY HIM.

(SOT GEORGE W. BUSH/GOP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE 14:07:34)


We have a chance to show the most liberal of liberals were not going to let you decide who the republican nominee is in the Michigan primarycheers.

(DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS)


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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


With the Virginia Primary only days away, former President George Bush is heading to the Old Dominion to campaign for his son.
Bush is expected to speak at the Salem Civic Center on Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Campaign officials are hoping the presidential candidate's father can rally Republican support in a traditionally conservative Southwest Virginia.
Bush holds the lead in state polls, but McCain has closed the gap in recent weeks.
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[Tattoo-Parlor]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-56 1:04:01]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]
Getting younger voters to the polls --- is the goal of one local man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Joe Hagerty not only offers tattoos at his shop -- but voter registration forms. Hagerty owns Alex's New Tattoo in Roanoke and says since so many young adults come to get tattoos -- why not make it easier for them to register to vote.
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[SOT5:33]
[IN Q=Well orginally]

((JOE HAGERTY/OWNER: WELL ORIGINALLY I HAD CALLED THE REGISTRAR'S OFFICE AND THEY SAID THAT YOU CAN REGISTER TO VOTE AT THE DMV OR A THE LIBRARY OR SOMETHING AND I THOUGHT YOUNG PEOPLE AREN'T REALLY HANGING OUT AT THE DMV LIKE THEY SHOULD. WHY NOT HAVE THEM REGISTER AT THE TATTOO STORE))
[SUPER=01-Joe Hagerty/Owner]
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[OUT Q=tatoo store]
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[VO-NAT]


While Hagerty says he doesn't push his political thoughts onto anybody -- he feels young adults could really make a difference in this country if they just participated in the electoral process.
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[SOT8:13]
[IN Q=If all the kids]

((JOE HAGERTY: OWNER: IF ALL THE KIDS THAT I'VE TATTOOED GOT UP AND VOTED THIS YEAR. IT WILL MAKE A MAJOR CHANGE AS FAR AS THE OUTCOME OF THE NEXT ELECTION))
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[OUT Q=next election]
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[VO-NAT]


Hagerty says he just started offering this a few weeks ago -- and says already a few clients have registered.
He hopes that more businesses will jump on the bandwagon and provide voter registration forms for their clients.

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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Abortion Bill]


The Virginia General Assembly will tackle a number of bills this week-- including one dealing with abortion.
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[VO-NAT 99-58 53:33]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A Senate committee is expected to take up legislation that would require women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.
The House of Delegates has already passed the bill by a two to one margin.
Governor Gilmore also supports the bill.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia]


Governor Gilmore wants to spruce up several of Virginia's highway rest stops.
The Governor has proposed spending eight million dollars to renovate four of the state's ten welcome centers.
Officials fear conditions at some of the state's rest stops may be turning away tourists.
The governor would also like to set aside funds to create the state's first high- tech regional tourism centers.
Improvements would include adding computers and providing facilities for visitors to set up hotel reservations and tee times.




[Robot-Competition]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-52 1:24:26]
[GRAPHIC=none]


High school and college students are teaming up to build their very own robot.
It's all part of a competition-- that could easily put students from the Roanoke and New River Valleys in the national spotlight.
Joy Sutton has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Everyday for the]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;:00]
[SUPER=01-Douglas Atwater/High School Student;13]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Durr/High School Student;16]
[SUPER=01-Alisha Wallenstein/Virginia Tech Student;29]
[SUPER=@Joy1;1:46]
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[OUT Q=js news 7]

(( Everyday for the past 6 weeks these Blacksburg High School students have been designing and constructing a robot -- to compete in a national robotics competition.
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[SOT 1:50:38]
[IN Q=I've been here]

((DOUGLAS ATWATER/BLACKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: I'VE BEEN HERE FOR 28 HOURS STRAIGHT TRYING TO FINISH THIS))
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[OUT Q=This]
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[SOT1:47:37]
[IN Q=We were' stuck for 3 hours]

((JONATHAN DURR/BLACKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: WE WERE STUCK FOR 3 HOURS JUST TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE THE ROBOT PULL ITSELF UP ON THE BAR))
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[OUT Q=the bar]


But these students are not facing their troubles alone.
Virginia Tech students are helping them out.
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[SOT 1:40:35]
[IN Q=It's been a huge learning experiencing]

((ALISHA WALLENTSTEIN/TECH STUDENT: IT'S BEEN A HUGE LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR THE COLLEGE STUDENTS LIKE HOW YOU LEAD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, HOW YOU LEAD THEM IN THEIR THOUGHTS AND DESIGN PROCESS AND TO GET THEM TO WORK AS A TEAM))
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[OUT Q=a team]


Altogether there are 15 college and high school students involved in the project... Their team is called -- Virginia Tech Power Surge.
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[SOT 1:41:45]
[IN Q=Spent about a week]

((ALISHA WALLENSTEIN: SPENT ABOUT A WEEK DESIGNING IT , PUTTING IT ON PAPER, MAKING A PROTOTYPE TO SEE IF IT WILL ACTUALLY WORK AND THEN ENDING UP PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER))
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[OUT Q=]


The robot has to be able to perform certain tasks to compete against other robots in a points game.
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[SOT 1:42:00]
[IN Q=It need s to be]

((ALISHA WALLENSTEN: IT NEEDS TO BE ABLE TO SOME HOW COLLECT THE BALLS, CARRY THE BALLS AND BE ABLE TO GET TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PLAYING FIELD))
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[OUT Q=playing field]


But there are guidelines to follow -- the robot can't weigh more than 130 pounds -- and each team competing is given a starting set of supplies to work with.
The students say this is an opportunity to use the knowledge they've learned in the classroom and put it to good work.
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[SOT1:47:14]
[IN Q=It's different]

((JOHNATHAN DURR: IT'S DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER THING THEY OFFER IN BLACKSBURG REALLY THEY DON'T HAVE MUCH STUFF LIKE THIS WHERE YOU CAN WORK WITH MECHANICAL PARTS AND ELECTRONICS, AND ENGINEERING))
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[OUT Q=and engineering]
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[SOT 1:49:15]
[IN Q=Using physics]

((DOUGLAS ATWATER: USING PHYSICS, IF WE COULD GET ENOUGH FORCE OUT OF THIS ONE MOTOR TO DO THIS OPERATION.))
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[OUT Q=this operation]
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[SOT 1:53:26]
[IN Q=The students have until]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING: THE STUDENTS HAVE UNTIL 4 O'CLOCK MONDAY AFTERNOON TO TURN IN THEIR ROBOT TO SEE IF IT HAS WHAT IT TAKES TO COMPETE AGAINST MORE THAN 250 ROBOTS AT A NATIONAL COMPETITION IN APRIL IN FLORIDA. JOY SUTTON,NEWS 7 BLACKSBURG))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Still ahead on News 7, find out how genetics are helping answer questions about autism.
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[VO-NAT]

And flooding, in parts of West Virginia, have washed out roads and claimed the lives of at least two people. More when we return.
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[Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


A body pulled from the Ohio River this afternoon may be that of a third flooding victim from West Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sissonville, WV/Yesterday;]


The woman's identity has NOT been confirmed.
But officials say it may be that of Betty Huffman.
The 56- year old was swept away during a failed rescue attempt Friday, near Charleston.
Two others also died during the rescue attempt.
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[Autism]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Health check]


Duke University Medical Center is on the brink of finding the genetic link that will help researchers unlock the secret of autism. Reporter Tom Gasparoli has more in this week's health check.
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[SOT 15:41:05]
[IN Q=Nat]
[SUPER=03-Duke Univ. Medical Ctr.; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Kim Brayton/Matthew's Mom; :17]
[Super=01-Tom Gasparoli/Reporting; :45]
[SUPER=01-Chantelle Wolpert/Genetic Counselor; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Margaret Pericak/Center for Human Genetics; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Ken Brayton/Matthew's Dad; 1:25]
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[Out Q=Gasparoli, reporting]
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[SOT 15:41:05]
((NAT SOT))

[RUNS:04] The six year old has immense difficulty speaking and socializing. His world is different, far more isolated than most.

Kim Brayton is Matthew's mother.
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[SOT 15:41:46]
[IN Q=Mathew's first words]

((KIM BRAYTON/MATTHEW'S MOM: MATTHEW'S FIRST WORDS, WHAT WHEN HE WAS THREE, THAT WAS GREAT, IT WAS A SMALL STEP, BUT IT WAS GREAT.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=but it was great.]

But with the sophisticated DNA research and field methodologies, discovery is getting much closer.
(nat sot)

Dr. Margaret Pericak-Vance and her colleagues at Duke spent three years finding and interviewing more than a hundred families with autistic children, many with more than one.
(nat...computer)

They collected blood, and analyzed genetic formation from parents, their autistic children and their non-autistic brothers and sisters in the family. Chantelle Wolpert was he genetic counselor on the project. She and other members of the Duke team have long believed autism was predominately, if not solely, based on physiology, instead of the nature of the environment or caring of a child.
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[SOT tc 15:43:05]
[IN Q=This research]

((CHANTELLE WOLPERT/GENETIC COUNSELOR: THIS RESEARCH, IF ANYTHING, SHOWS POOR PARENTING STYLE DOES NOT CAUSE AUTISM.))

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[OUT Q=cause autism.]
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[SOT tc 15:43:10]
[IN Q=People came]

((DR. MARGARET PERICAK-VANCE/CENTER FOR HUMAN GENETICS DIRECTOR: PEOPLE CAME TOGETHER BECAUSE THEY WANT TO HELP THE FAMILIES - THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=bottom line.]
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[SOT tc 15:44:10]
[IN Q=He's defintiely not]

((KEN BRAYTON/MATTHEW'S DAD: HE'S DEFINITELY NOT A LOST CAUSE, HE'S TAUGHT ME SO MANY THINGS, IT'S NOT FUNNY. HE HIMSELF IS AN EDUCATOR, HE EDUCATES US EVERYDAY.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=us everyday]

And research will help inspire even more promising attempts to help these children grow to live more fulfilling lives on their own as adults. This is Tom Gasparoli reporting. ))

















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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
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38 years ago today John Glenn circled the earth in the Friendship 7 space craft.
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[VO-NAT]

Coming up... relive the historic moment that had the world holding its breath.
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[Orbit-Reel]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=VA Newsreel]
[GRAPHIC=Va Newsreel]


The space program reached new heights 38- years ago today when John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth.
Keith Humphry takes a look at the flight in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=John Glenn]
[SUPER=21-Kennedy Space Ctr.; :03]
[Super=21-John Glenn/1962; :29]
[Super=21-February 20, 1962; :37]
[SUPER=21-Keith Humphry/Reporting; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=I'm K H]


(( John Glenn made history as the first American to Orbit the earth, but he was not the first person to do so. That honor went to Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in 1961. The United States quickly followed suit. Less than a month later, Alan Shepard became the first American in space followed by Virgil Grissom. John Glenn served as a backup pilot for both of those flights. But in 1962, the spotlight was on him.
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[SOT 29:05 TAPE 98-69]
[IN Q=MY WIFE'S]

((JOHN GLENN/MY WIFE'S ATTITUDE TOWARDS THIS HAS BEEN THE SAME AS IT HAS BEEN ALL ALONG THROUGH ALL MY FLYING. IT'S WHAT I WANT TO DO AND SHE'S BEHIND IT AND THE KIDS ARE TOO 100%.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=100 percent]


On February 20th, 1962, Glenn piloted the "Friendship 7" Mercury spacecraft on the first, manned orbital mission of the earth.
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[SOT 29:51--Tape 98-69]
[IN Q=nat sound rocket]

((NAT SOUND........ THIS IS MERCURY CONTROL THE COUNT IS 10........LIFT OFF)) [RUNS25]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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[IN Q=GODSPEED]

((GODSPEED JOHN GLENN)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=GLENN]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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[IN Q=WE HAVE]

((WE HAVE LIFT OFF WE HAVE LIFT OFF....NAT SOUND LIFT OFF)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND LIFT OFF]


At the end of the first orbit, Glenn had to take manual control of the spacecraft for the rest of the trip. As the world anxiously looked on, Glenn circled the globe three times. He then returned to earth. The "Friendship 7" landed in the Atlantic Ocean. The flight had lasted 4:55:23. Glenn was rescued by the recovery ship N-O-A-H. There was a lot to smile. He was safely back on earth, assured a place in history. That's Virginia Newsreel.... I'm Keith Humphry))




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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-56 (1:26:32)]
[GRAPHIC=Daytona 500]


Dale Jarrett started on the pole and he literally coasted to victory winning the Daytona 500 the first Winston Cup race of the season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/CBS SPORTS; :]


Dale Earnhardt had a strong car early in the race he works his way to the front running 9-th after 16 laps into the race.
But the strongest car belonged to Dale Jarrett. He started on the pole and was the leader after 19 laps the average speed at 188 miles per hour.
Then defending champion Jeff Gordon was forced to pit because of an oil leak on lap 33 he went several laps down to the field.
Mark Martin overcame an early pit stop and he would lead the race at the halfway point.
During a caution, Tony Stewart hits a crew member while leaving the pits with just over 40 laps to go.
Johnny Benson was the leader then with under 10 laps to go Michael Waltrip gets lose in a pack collects several other cars bringing out the caution.
Jarrett took the lead on the restart then another caution slowed the field and Jarrett would take the checkered flag under caution winning the Daytona 500 and giving the credit to his crew.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="They worked...]
[SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Daytona 500 Winner; :]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=....good job."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Jeff Burton was second, Bill Elliott third, Rusty Wallace fourth and Mark Martin fifth.





[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-45 (1:54:24)]
[GRAPHIC=ACC LOGO]


The Virginia Cavaliers were on the road this afternoon at Chapel Hill for an A-C-C showdown with North Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/RAYCOM; :]


The Cavaliers are 0 and 14 in the Dean Dome.
But Donald Hand gives Virginia the early lead when he hit this three pointer.
The Tar Heels come right back though Jason Capel knocks one down in off the glass to make it 31 to 22 U-V-A.
Virginia's Travis Watson had the hot hand hitting his first 5 shots in a row.
The Tar Heels opened the second half with Capel pulling up and hitting the three cutting the lead to 10.
[SUPER=33-Virginia/90/North Carolina/76/;]


But the Cavs answer Chris Williams driving to the hoop for the score and Virginia wins it 90 to 76.
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[S-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-49 (1:40:55)]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC LOGO]


Roanoke College and Washington Lee hooked up at the Salem Civic Center in the semi finals of the ODAC Championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Maroons vs Generals; :]


Page Moir and the team huddle at the beginning of the game.
W & L's Chad Brailey takes the outside play draining the three pointer.
Then at the other end Roanoke's Brad Dunleavy takes on Brailey and kisses it off the glass for the score Roanoke led 10 to 7.
The Generals continue to knock down the three's as Will Cotter sinks it from downtown.
[SUPER=33-Roanoke/66/Washington & Lee/60/;]


But the Maroons work it down low to Jason Strickland and he gets the score and Roanoke wins it 66 to 60.
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[S-ODAC]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-46 (2:03:08)]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC LOGO]


Roanoke will play top seeded Hampden-Sydney in tomorrow nights championship game.
The Tigers routed Virginia Wesleyan 80 to 63.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Tigers vs Marlins; :]


The Tiger Pep band rocking as hard as the team.
T.J. Grimes pulls up and hits the three pointer as the Tigers take control.
Then Jack Jirak works it down low to Jeremy Harris who lays it in for the score and the Tigers led 9 to nothing.
But The Marlins wouldn't give up as Carl Lentz pulls up and hits the three pointer the Marlins led 11 to 9.
[SUPER=33-Hampden-Sydney/80/Va. Wesleyan/63/;]


The Tigers blew it open in the second half Grimes hits three of his game high 26 for the 80 to 63 win.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I thought....]
[SUPER=01-Tony Shaver/Tiger Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=...for us tonight."]
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[S-Volley]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-47 tc 2:02:17]
[GRAPHIC=VOLLEYBALL]


The Rockets have won back to back Pioneer District Volleyball Championships.
Denise Allen introduces us to one of the reasons for Craig County's success.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan/February 14; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stacey Jones/Craig Co. Head Coach; :13]
[SUPER=01-Heather St. Clair/Pioneer Dist. Player of the Year; :28]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports]

(( Sophomore Heather St. Clair is one reason the Rockets have won back to back Pioneer District titles.
As a freshman St. Clair made the all-district volleyball team. This year it was player of the year.
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[SOT 1:31:28]
[IN Q=i think the]

((STACEY JONES/CRAIG CO. COACH: I THINK THE COACHES REALIZED SHE IS BY FAR THE BEST PLAYER IN THE DISTRICT. SHE'S AN INCREDIBLE TALENT. SHE WAS VOTED TEAM CAPTAIN AND IS AN EXCELLENT LEADER.))
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[OUT Q=]
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[SOT 1:35:25]
[IN Q=MY TEAMMATES]

((HEATHER ST. CLAIR/PIONEER DISTRICT PLAYER OF THE YEAR: MY TEAMMATES VOTED ME CAPTAIN. I JUST KIND OF ACCEPTED IT AND TRY TO DO A GOOD JOB AT IT AND BE A GOOD LEADER FOR THE TEAM.))
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[OUT Q=]


Heather posted a team leading 120 kills with 19 aces and 56 blocks. But volleyball isn't her only sport. She was all district in basketball and softball as well.
Last year in track she went to regionals in the triple and long jump.
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[SOT 1:35:01]
[IN Q=I just really]

((I JUST REALLY LIKE TO PLAY SPORTS AND COMPETE WITH THE TEAM AND PLAY WITH MY TEAMMATES AND PLAY GOOD.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]
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[SOT1:31:38]
[IN Q=SHE'S AN]

((SHE'S AN EXCELLENT STUDENT. SHE HAS A 4.0 GPA AND BALANCES THREE AND FOUR SPORTS. SHE'S JUST AN EXCELLENT ROLE MODEL.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


And when her playing days are done this role model wants to be a pediatrician.
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[SOT 1:35:48]
[IN Q=I've just ]

((I'VE JUST ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A DOCTOR. I LOVE BABIES AND EVERYTHING AND HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A PEDIATRICIAN.))


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But before she starts her career, Heather hopes to play basketball or volleyball in college.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))



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