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[TALENT=Keith]

Just ahead on News 7, a state lawmaker gets into big foot-in-mouth problems. It starts with basketball and gets w
orse.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll visit a district that keeps students in school after bomb threats, to the dismay of some parents.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
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In sports, Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker has his baseball suspension reduced, Northside's Billy Pope talks about his teams run this season,
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[VO-NAT]


and Ward Burton slowed down to talk with some Halifax kids in South Boston today.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
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Coming up in weather, we've got a quick drop in temperatures, some qusty winds, and the March Almanac. All of the details are ahead. [open]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[SOT 1:37:35]
[IN Q= To have a ]

((MARCIA HARRIS/CONCERNED PARENT: TO HAVE A BONA FIDE BOMB THREAT AND MAKE THEM STAY IN THE BUILDING?))
[RUNS=:05 ]
[OUT Q=stay in the building.]
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[VO-NAT]


Parents question their schools' bomb threat policy, one that keep students IN school.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Bomb-threat]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=99-58 1:00:26]
[GRAPHIC=Halifax Co. Bomb Threats]


Bomb threats are almost always hoaxes, but most schools choose to clear everyone out until the buildings are searched.
Some districts, however, do just the opposite, like Halifax County schools.
Now, many students and parents want that policy changed.
Surae Chinn has the story from our Danville newsroom.
[Live=Surae Full]
[SUPER=@Surae1;]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


Keith, there have been three bomb threats in three weeks at Halifax County High School. Both sides agree, it all comes down to safety, but the students say when it comes to the bomb threat policy at their school, they don't feel safe.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't want to say]
[SUPER=01-Todd Eakes/Student; :00]
[SUPER=01-Marcia Harris/Concerned Parent; :16]
[SUPER=01-Larry Clark/Halifax Co. High School Principal; :29]
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[OUT Q= save my life.]



[SOT=1:43:06]

((TODD EAKES/STUDENT: I DON'T WANT TO SAY THAT I'M SCARED I THINK DEEP DOWN EVERYONE IS.))
[RUN=6]


Todd Eakes is a junior at Halifax County High school. He says many classmates are upset that when there's a bomb threat they're locked (nats of door closing) in the classroom.
[SOT=1:47:46]

((LARRY CLARK/HALIFAX CO. H.S. PRINCIPAL: IT SIMPLY MEANS STUDENTS STAY WHERE THEY ARE TRAFFIC IS LIMITED.))
[RUN=:10]


Todd's mother says there's a better solution.
[SOT=1:37:28]

((MARCIA HARRIS/PARENT: THE ONLY SENSIBLE THING TO DO IS EVACUATE AND NO PERFECT PLAN AFTER THAT.))
[RUN=:10]


But some school officials disagree.
[SOT=1:49:46]

((LARRY CLARK/PRINCIPAL: WELL MY THOUGHTS ON EVACUATION AGAIN ARE THAT YOU ARE PUTTING STUDENTS THROUGH STAIR TOWERS AND CORRIDORS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN SEARCHED NO GUARANTEES A BOMB IS NOT PUT IN THOSE AREAS.))
[RUN=15]


For Todd Eakes that explanation is not good enough. So he started a petition and has nearly 600 signatures of students who oppose the lock down policy during a bomb threat.
[SOT 1:45:30]

((TODD EAKES/STUDENT: THERE'S SO MANY THINGS THAT COULD GO WRONG IN AN EVACUATION BUT SO MANY OTHER THINGS COULD GO WRONG WITHOUT EVEN TRYING TO SAVE MY LIFE.))
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The school board is expected to address this issue at its next school board meeting on March 13th.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Surae/Microwave]


[Moment-Silence]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-52 1:46:20]
[GRAPHIC=Moment of Silence]


A bill that would have mandated a minute of "prayer, reflection, or meditation" for Virginia schoolchildren has been gutted.
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[SOT MOMENT TAPE THREE 11:02:35]
[IN Q=The purpose]

((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: THE PURPOSE OF THIS BILL IS NOT RELIGIOUS. IT'S PUBLIC SAFETY. AND LET ME JUST INTERJECT ONE THING. YESTERDAY, IN FLINT MICHIGAN, A SIX YEAR OLD TOOK A GUN AND HE KILLED A SIX YEAR OLD GIRL. AND AFTER HE PULLED THE TRIGGER, THEN HE SAID HE REALIZED HE HAD DONE SOMETHING WRONG. IT MAY HAVE BEEN WITH A MOMENT OF SILENCE HE MIGHT HAVE THOUGHT DOING IT BEFORE HE DID IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN WRONG.))
[SOT MOMENT TAPE TWO 09:55:03]

((REV. SHELTON MILES/HALIFAX CO. BAPTIST PASTOR: THIS COERCED MOMENT OF SILENCE TENDS TO PRODUCE NOT FREE... SATISFYING TO NONE AND OFFENSIVE TO MANY.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Warren Barry/(R) Fairfax; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Shelton Miles/Halifax Co. Baptist Pastor; :21]
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[OUT Q=to many.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./File Tape;]


The House Education Committee trimmed the bill.
It now leaves it as current law, a local option for a moment of silence or prayer.
But the bill would now provide a state attorney to defend school systems which are sued.
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[Hanger]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-56 1:16:58]
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A moment of silence might have been a better idea for one state senator today.
Augusta County Senator Emmett Hanger started out joking about the basketball abilities of his Republican colleagues.
Ellen Qualls reports the rest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's an annual]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Emmett Hanger/(R) Augusta Co.; :05]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Janet Howell/(D) Reston; :16]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Louise Lucas/(D) Portsmouth; :38]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Yvonne Miller/(D) Norfolk; :43 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:11 ]
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[OUT Q=Qualls, News7, Richmond.]



It's an annual legislative tradition -- politicians playing basketball for charity.
[sot SENATE FEED 01:40:12]

((SEN. EMMETT HANGER/R-AUGUSTA CO.: I THINK WE'RE PRETTY PATHETIC AS FAR AS BASKETBALL PLAYERS. LOOK AT US! WE HAVE NO AFRICAN-AMERICANS. WE HAVE NO CHEERLEADERS.))
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The first response was on the cheerleaders part.
[SOT 01:42:58 SENATE FEED]

((SEN. JANET HOWELL/D-RESTON: SURELY HE DOESN'T MEAN TO IMPLY THAT THE FEMALE SENATOR ALL-STARS CAN ONLY BE CHEERLEADERS.))
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Hanger says, quoting now, "I didn't mean to infer that at all."
But what about the African-American part?
[sot 14:50:31]

((SEN. EMMETT HANGER/R-AUGUSTA CO.: IT'S A KNOWN FACTOR THAT AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES DO EXCEEDINGLY WELL IN BASKETBALL.
THAT'S A KNOWN FACTOR.))
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[SOT 15:17:08]

((SEN. LOUISE LUCAS/D-PORTSMOUTH: DID HE SAY THAT AS WELL? OH MY GOD. THE PLOT THICKENS.))
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[sot 17:57:59]

((SENATOR Y.B. MILLER/D-NORFOLK: I'M GRIEVING FOR THE PERSON WHO MADE THOSE STATEMENTS, BECAUSE IT REALLY REFLECTS A VERY NARROW-MINDED VIEW.))
[runs=:09]


The implication, said some black Senators, was they had more brawn than brains.
[SOT 15:19:13]

((SEN. LOUISE LUCAS/D-PORTSMOUTH: I THINK HE JUST DOESN'T GET IT. BUT I THINK A LOT OF MEMBERS JUST DON'T GET IT. A LOT OF PEOPLE JUST DON'T REALIZE HOW OFFENSIVE SOME OF THOSE REMARKS ARE.))
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[sot 14:51:05 ]

((SEN. EMMETT HANGER/R-AUGUSTA CO.: WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP. I THINK YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH THAT. THAT IS JUST A KNOWN QUANTITY.))
[runs=:08]


The Legislative Black Caucus ended the day with a news release labeling Hanger's comments a "slur," and "insensitive."
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

[Sabato]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
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Virginians who voted in yesterday's G-O-P primary may have sealed the fate of John McCain.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Friday]


Virginia gave George W- Bush 56 delegates, and much-needed momentum.
U-V-A political analyst Larry Sabato says it's the first time in a century that the Commonwealth has played a major role in presidential politics.
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[SOT 22:19:20 ]
[IN Q=This is literally]

((LARRY SABATO/U.VA. POLITICAL ANALYST: THIS IS LITERALLY THE TURNING POINT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE SO FAR. IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT FOR GEORGE BUSH, AND GEORGE BUSH IS NOW LIKELY BECAUSE OF VIRGINIA TO BE THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE.))
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[OUT Q=Republican nominee.]
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[VO-NAT]


If Bush goes on to win the White House, Sabato says he's likely to show his gratitude to Governor Jim Gilmore.
That gratitude could mean a cabinet post like Secretary of Commerce... which could mean Lieutenant Governor John Hager would become Governor for the final year of Gilmore's term.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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It used to be a coal mine. It could become a park. That story is still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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And life after layoffs. A mother looks for work, while her dad finds his new job isn't all he wanted.
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[COMMERCIAL][Textile-Workers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-07 9:09]
[GRAPHIC=Life After Layoffs]


Many laid off textile workers in Southside have had to leave the area or now travel for work.
In the meantime-- Henry County officials are working overtime themselves trying to bring new jobs to the area.
Teresa Hamilton has more in part two of our series "Life After Layoffs".
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[IN Q=I knew]
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[SUPER=01-Brenda Thornhill/Former Tultex Worker; :14 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape; :22]
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[SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:35 QUICK!! ]
[SUPER=01-Joe Compton/Former Tultex Worker; 1:49 QUICK!! ]
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((
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[In q= I knew]

((I KNEW THEY WERE IN BAD SHAPE BUT I NEVER EXPECTED THEM TO SHUT THE DOORS.))
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[OUT Q= the doors.]


Brenda Thornhill and her father, Joe Compton, both earned a living at Tultex.
But last fall.... their life changed dramatically.
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((I SIT AT HOME AND GO OUT AND HUNT FOR JOBS THAT'S BASICALLY ALL I DO.))
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[OUT Q= all i do.]


Thornhill started working at Tultex right out of high school... which she says has probably hurt her attempts to find work because her job experience has been limited.
And while she enjoys spending more time with her husband and children... Thornhill misses her co-workers.
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[in q=A lot of ]

((A LOT OF THEM, THEY'VE GONE TO NORTH CAROLINA TO GET A JOB AND GO TO SCHOOL AND SOME OF THEM'S MOVING AWAY.))
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[out q= moving away.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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[in q= I think]

((I THINK IT'S SAFE TO SAY WE HAVE BETWEEN 4900 AND SIX- THOUSAND PEOPLE THAT DO NOT HAVE JOBS.))
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[OUT Q= have jobs.]


Henry County Administrator Sid Clower is optimistic the area will rebuild by luring new businesses with incentives and offers of free land.
Nautica is one such company that's bringing in close to 400- new jobs.
But Clower admits it's going to take time to fill the rest of the gap.
[IN Q= I think ]

((THE ISSUE I THINK THAT FACES THESE PEOPLE IS HOW DO YOU SURVIVE WHAT DO YOU DO DURING THAT PERIOD OF TIME.))
[runs= 10]


In Thornhill's case she's filling out applications.
Her father, on the other hand, has found a factory job in North Carolina but it's NOT what he'd been hoping for.
It's an hour from his Henry County home and the pay is far less than he was making at Tultex. [take stand up]
Many of the workers are older which some say puts them at an even greater disadvantage. [END STAND UP]
Joe Compton, who's eight years from retirement, believes if he were younger his job options would be better. ((JOE COMPTON/FORMER TULTEX WORKER: I GUESS THAT THEY THINK THAT IF YOU'RE YOUNG THAT YOU'RE GOING TO WORK BETTER BUT THAT'S NOT REALLY TRUE.))
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[out q= really true.]


Perhaps though, Life after Layoffs, will one day improve. Local officials say 15 businesses have expressed strong interest in coming to Henry County based on the fact... the job force is available.
Brenda Thornhill is there, and waiting.
[SOT]
(I WANT A JOB.)

Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7. ))





[Still-bust]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Moonshine Bust]


A-T-F agents raided a still in Pittsylvania County today. They say it had been producing liquor LAST NIGHT. It was on the same spot... being operated by the same people allegedly involved in a moonshine operation last April.
Nelson Giles and an itinerant Mexican couple were ARRESTED this time. Giles will be released on bond, but Antonio and Beda Garcia are being detained until the Immigration Service is notified. The government believes the couple is in this country illegally.

[Blacksburg-Fight]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-59 42:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Blacksburg police say the Virginia Tech student who died Monday was beaten after he broke into another student's house.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Police say 29-year-old Thomas L. Hyman had been drinking when he went outside the house .. got in an argument with a man inside.
Police say Hyman then broke the glass on the front door... and was beaten unconscious.
So far, the Commonwealth's attorney has NOT pursued charges against the man who beat Hyman.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=None]
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Soaring tech stocks pushed further into record territory today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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[SUPER=x5102;]
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The Dow was up 8 points .. Nasdaq gained 88 points.

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[Mining-Park]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-54 1:37:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Coal mining in Montgomery County may be long gone.
But a group of Radford University students is working to make sure it's not forgotten.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


Some Radford anthropology students have spent the last year planning a coal mining heritage park.
The park will be on the site of the old (MERRY-MACK) Merrimac Mines, which flourished in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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[SOT 46:02 - 18]
[IN Q=To come out here]

((MATT SCHRAG/RADFORD STUDENT: TO COME OUT HERE AND DO SOMETHING REAL THAT AFFECTS THE PUBLIC THAT HAS A REAL IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN A GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE. TO LEARN FIRSTHAND WHAT IT'S LIKE TO DO ANTHROPOLOGY WORK AND DO THESE THINGS. IT'S MUCH BETTER THAN SITTING IN A CLASSROOM ALL DAY, THAT'S FOR SURE. ))
[SUPER=01-Matt Schrag/Radford Student;]
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[OUT Q=that's for sure.]
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[VO-NAT]


The park will feature nature trails, an amphitheater and a reconstructed miner's cabin.
The students present their plans at a public meeting tomorrow night.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
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Winston Cup driver Ward Burton talked to some Halifax kids today, the Roanoke College women's hoops team opens NCAA tournament play tonight,
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[VO-NAT]


and Braves pitcher John Rocker's baseball suspension is reduced.
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[S-Burton]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Burton]


South Boston's own Ward Burton is currently third in the Winston Cup points standing
[Graphic=Las Vegas]

heading into this Sunday's race at Las Vegas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Boston.; :00]

Today, he visited Halifax Elementary School and spoke to the second graders about bicycle safety.
Burton was invited to participate in the Risk Watch program spear headed by the Virginia Department of Health Center for Injury and Violent Prevention. The Halifax police department ran today's instructional class and the goal is to prevent needless injuries amongst children.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="when]
[SUPER=01-Ward Burton/Winston Cup Driver;]



[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=.....of your children....]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL;]


After strong showings in Daytona and at Rockingham, Burton and the Caterpillar team are off to Las Vegas for this Sunday's Carsdirect.com 400.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We]

(())
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=....of this race team"]
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[S-Northside]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-54 1:37:38]
[GRAPHIC=Tourney time]


High school regional basketball tournament time rolls on tonight. In Region III action, Salem takes on Gretna at eight o'clock.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The Salem Civic Center first Region III semi final pits Northside against Nelson County. The Vikings will have to stop the Governors lightning quick point guard in Brian Awkard who scored 32 points against Heritage in the quarters.
The Vikings are one step away from the state tournament without a marquee player, but have won with tough defense and team work.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="i think]
[SUPER=01-Billy Pope/Northside Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=....play tremendous"]
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[S-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=steve]
[TAPE#=Sp-45 tc 1:59:48]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke College]


The Roanoke College women's basketball team opens N-C-Double-A Tournament play tonight at home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/ODAC Championship;]


The Lady Maroons earned their 10th division three tournament bid in 11 seasons by winning the ODAC Tournament Saturday.
Dixie Conference Champion Shenandoah DEFINITELY is Roanoke's first obstacle.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=this year]

((CARRIE MCCONNELL/RC SENIOR GUARD: THIS YEAR WE WANT TO GET PAST THE FIRST ROUND. WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN PAST THE FIRST ROUND SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE, SO THAT'S DEFINITELY OUR GOAL.))
[SUPER=01-Carrie McConnell/Roanoke Senior Guard;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=our goal]
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke College]


The Roanoke College men open NCAA tournament play tomorrow night at seven 7 at the Bast Center against Marymount.

[S-CAVS]


[ANCHOR=STEVE]
[NEWSCAST=SIX]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-49 tc 1:45:24]
[GRAPHIC=acc]


UVA's Svetlana Volnaya has been named to the all-ACC women's basketball team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/Jan. 17th;]


The 6'1" junior is the Atlantic Coast Conference's leading three point shooter.
She averages 13-point-eight points for the regular season champion Cavaliers.
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[ANCHOR=steve]
[GRAPHIC=acc]


Sky LaRue and Renee Robinson were named to the ALL-ACC second team. [S-Rocker]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-52 1:39:03]
[GRAPHIC=Braves Logo]

An arbitrator has reduced Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker's suspension from 28 days during the regular season to 14.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :]

The Braves say they will accept and abide by the arbitrator's ruling in the Rocker case. The Atlanta pitcher can now report to camp this week and he will sit out the first 14 days of the regular season. That means he will miss 12 games.


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[SOT]
[IN Q="The Punishment...]
[SUPER=01-Tommy John/Former Major Leaguer; :]

((TOMMY JOHN/FORMER MAJOR LEAGUER: THE PUNISHMENT THAT WILL BE ON JOHN ROCKER WILL NOT BE THE FINE OR THE SUSPENSION EVERY GAME HE PITCHES FROM NOW UNTIL HE QUITS BASEBALL THEY WILL BOO HIM AND HE WILL HAVE THAT FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE.))
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=....OF HIS LIFE."]
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[TALENT=STEVE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD LOGO]


Tommy John was in Salem last month for the Salem Roanoke baseball hall of fame banquet.


[S-Wrestle]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=wrestling]


William Byrd head wrestling coach Adam Williams resigned today. Williams, who wrestled at Washington and Lee in college, lead the Terriers to a third place in the state last year. Byrd will begin a search for his replacement immediately.

[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Redskins Logo]


The Washington Redskins may be close to home this season when they report to training camp.
The Washington Post reports today that the Skins are considering moving their preseason training camp to their practice facility in Aushburn this July.
If so, The move would require the Loudoun County Facility to add enough bleachers to hold 15-thousand fans and giant party tents.
The Skins have held camp at Frostburg State in Maryland since 1995.


[Wx-Almanac]


[ANCHOR=Robin]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Weather Almanac]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Just because it's been warm lately, that doesn't mean winter is over. March is a month of transitions, as we learn from Patrick Evans in the March Almanac.
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[IN Q=The last part]
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"Cher" and her many outfits take the Roanoke Civic Center stage tonight .. along with the maestro of "Mambo Number 5".
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Kate Weidaw is at the Civic Center where people are starting to arrive.
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If you haven't bought tickets yet I'm told there are a few single seats left however they are scattered though out the center.
Cher's "Do You Believe?" tour is attracting fans both young and old.
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And Lou Bega won't be hard to miss. He's the man with the hat and all the women around him -- he describes himself as an admitted admirer of women.
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The show kicks off at 7-30 and Cher will hit the stage at 9 o'clock.
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We'll have highlights tonight on News 7 at 11.


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