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Coming up on News 7-
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Expect to see this at your door soon - as the 2-thousand census gets underway.
A news helicopter crashes into a Miami neighborhood.
Plus Jennifer Lopez was the talk of the Grammys. Now find out what she says about the infamous dress.
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[talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.
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((IT IS MANDATED THROUGH THE CONSTITUTION THAT EVERYBODY HAS TO FILL OUT THE FORMS))
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[VO-NAT]


Census 2-thousand is underway -- and soon forms will be delivered to every household in America.
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[anchor=Jean]
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[Census]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The U-S Census comes only once a decade.
And while some say it's a hassle -- Census Officials say the information gathered can benefit both you and your community.
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Newsroom]


Joy Sutton joins us from the newsroom with more.
[Live= Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Joy1]

Jean,
Census Officials say by filling out the census - you insure that your community is allocated its fair share of resources.
And today census workers started their door-to-door campaign nationwide.
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[SUPER=01-Ruby Penn/Census Office Mgr.;19]
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[OUT Q=privacy of your family.]

(( Making sure everyone is counted in the 2 thousand Census is not any easy job.
That's according to Ruby Penn -- The Local Census Office manager -- she says thousands of forms have to be sent through the mail and hand delivered -- and even after all of that some people still don't participate.
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[IN Q=A lot of people think]

((RUBY PENN/CENSUS OFFICE MGR. A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK IT'S NOT IMPORTANT AND IT DOESN'T MATER IF ONE PERSON IS NOT COUNTED. BUT EVERY INDIVIDUAL NEEDS TO BE COUNTED BECAUSE IT DETERMINES THE AMOUNT OF REPRESENTATION WE HAVE IN CONGRESS AS WELL AS THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT WILL BE BROUGHT BACK INTO EACH COMMUNITY))
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Money that Penn says can be used to build new schools -- improve and expand roads -- and bring more hospitals to area.
And she says children are often the ones unaccounted for -- even though they have the most to gain.
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[IN Q=If we can get an]

((RUBY PENN: IF WE CAN GET AN ACCURATE COUNT OF THE CHILDREN THEN IT DETERMINES WHEN AND WHERE SCHOOLS WILL BE BUILT. IT DETERMINES WERE OFFICES LIKE THE HEAD START PROGRAMS WILL BE. AND IT ALSO HELPS US DETERMINE WHERE WE'RE GOING TO LOCATE FACILITIES FOR DAY CARE))
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Despite the benefits... some still refuse to participate.
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[IN Q= A lot of people]

((PATRICIA BANKS: A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN GET A HOLD OF PAPERS LIKE THAT JUST TO GET INTO YOUR HOUSE. SOMETIMES PEOPLE KNOW YOU'RE A SINGLE PARENT. YOU NEVER CAN BE TOO CAREFUL))
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(( DIANE JOHNSON: IT'S VIOLATING YOUR PRIVACY AND THE PRIVACY OF YOUR FAMILY))
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But Penn says that's not the case. She says all the information is confidential and NO other governmental agency or business will have access to your personal information.
Now the local office is in need of workers...
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[TAKE PRE-PRO FS] for more information contact the Census Job line at 1-888-325-7733 for more information.
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Jean?

[Chopper-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Television news helicopter crashed in a Miami suburb today - killing at least two people aboard.
Alita Haytaian has the story.
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(((NATS)
For the staff of a local television station, it can be one of the hardest stories to cover. A news helicopter crashed and burned in a Miami suburb Friday, killing both people on board.

(SOT)


The helicopter used by NBC station WTVJ was being used to cover a bus accident. Early reports say the chopper was 50 feet from another aircraft when the pilot attempted to make a high-bank turn. That's when the rear tail appeared to break off. But other witnesses say the helicopter just fell out of the sky.

(SOT)


The chopper crashed in a small traffic circle in a residential neighborhood, killing both the pilot and a photographer for WTVJ. No one on the ground was hurt. Meanwhile investigators aren't sure what caused the accident of a news helicopter seen more and more in the skies of the nation's biggest cities.
Outcue FOR CBS News Miami.))



[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [03/03/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Finn]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Governor lost a high profile battle over end-of-life decisions in 1998.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But today, Virginia's Supreme Court sided with Governor Jim Gilmore.
Even though the court says Gilmore had NO right to intervene in Michele Finn's decision to pull her comatose husband Hugh's feeding tubes the court said the Governor should NOT have to pay Mrs. Finn's legal bills, because he thought he was acting responsibly.
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[SOT 12:29:55]
[IN Q=I feel very]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I FEEL VERY PLEASED THAT THEY RECOGNIZED THE GOVERNOR'S RIGHT AND DUTY TO PROTECT THOSE WHO CAN'T PROTECT THEMSELVES.))
[SOT 12:01:56]

((SEN. DICK SASLAW/D-SPRINGFIELD: HE PUT THAT WOMAN THROUGH HELL. AND TO ME, THE STATE SHOULD REIMBURSE THE LADY FOR THE LEGAL EXPENSES THAT SHE INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THAT.))
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Springfield; :10]
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[OUT Q=result of that.]
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[VO-NAT]


The legislature approved 48-thousand dollars last year to help Mrs. Finn with her expenses.
That money is now tied up in another lawsuit.
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[Coca-Cola]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Supreme Court made another ruling today saying Coca Cola Bottling must pay personal property taxes on vending machines.
The Roanoke Bottling plant had balked at paying the tax, claiming the vending machines were part of the manufacturing process- -not subject to local property taxes.
The court today agreed with Botetourt County Judge George Honts, declaring that the machines are not used in manufacturing but merely in selling the finished product.

[Waterworks]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-03 46:10]
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A Smith Mountain Lake man could lose his business plus 24-thousand-dollars for abusing his customers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Robert Winney owns Waterworks -- a utility company serving four lake subdivisions. [tape 99-42 TC 6:05]
[SUPER=04-September 1999;]

The State Corporation Commission says Winney will not repair leaks, lets the tanks run dry, and overcharges customers.
He also refused to pay his electric bills, risking the entire system being shut down. Winney says he could serve his customers if the S-C-C would let him raise his rates. The S-C-C has NOT ruled yet but has proposed charging Winney 24-thousand-dollars and appointing a new owner for Waterworks.
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[Finch]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Felony charges have been moved forward against a former teacher's aide who allegedly had sex with a student. Today a judge certified two charges against 26-year-old Tracey Leigh Finch. The judge also convicted her of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and gave her a 90-day suspended jail sentence. Finch is accused of having sex with a Glenvar High School student who was 16 at the time. Finch lost her job after she was charged in January.

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A teenager has been charged with phoning in bomb threats to a Lynchburg school.
A 15-year old boy was arrested today for three calls made to Dunbar Middle School and E.C. Glass High School this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
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That brought to six the number of bomb threats Lynchburg authorities have dealt with in just the past two weeks.


Police want students to realize that they have the ability to track these phone calls.
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[SOT 15:27:03]
[IN Q=We were able]

((LT. WAYNE CYRUS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE WERE ABLE TO DETERMINE THE ORIGIN OF THE CALLS AND THE TIMES THE CALLS WERE MADE, AND WE HAD A GREAT DEAL OF COOPERATION FROM SCHOOL STAFF AND ADMINISTRATION AND OTHER PEOPLE STARTED COMING FORWARD WITH INFORMATION.))
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[OUT Q=with information.]
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[VO-NAT]


Two girls were arrested last week for threatening to bomb Heritage High School.
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[Child-Memorial]


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In Michigan one school community came out to remember a child killed in class this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flint, MI;]


Today hundreds of mourners came out to say goodbye to the little girl killed by gunfire at school on Tuesday.
Hundreds of people were wearing white ribbons today in Flint, Michigan to show a symbol of unity and grieving.
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[SOT]
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((DON LADA/MICHIGAN RESIDENT: IT GIVES US A PHYSICAL PRESENCE TO SHOW DURING THEIR TIME OF GRIEF. ))
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[vo-nat]
Six year old Kayla (Row-land) Rolland was shot at school by a classmate who got a hold of a gun.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

There are many ways you could get to jail - but how about paying a hundred bucks for the "luxury" accommodations? We'll tell you about one program, coming up.
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[VO-NAT]

And - the grown-ups in Virginia's General Assembly want to make sure parents are around when minors get their bodies pierced. Details ahead.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((ALRIGHT FOLKS, STEVE MASON WITH YOU TONIGHT. NORTHSIDE BEATS GRETNA FOR THE REGION III BASKETBALL CROWN, RICKY IS HOPING TO WEAR HIS FIRST CUP CROWN IN THE 28 CAR AFTER WINNING THE POLE IN VEGAS, THE ROANOKE MEN TALK ABOUT ROWAN AND ROLL OUT THE MATS IN SALEM, THE STATES ARE HERE, ALL OF THIS IN SPORTS.))

[Body-Piercing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=equ]
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If you're under age 18, you can't get a tattoo in Virginia without your parents or a medical professional along.
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[VO-NAT]
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But you can still get a body piercing.
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[SOT 08:36:30]
[IN Q=I like 'em]

((ELIZABETH BROMBEREK/15 YEAR OLD: I LIKE 'EM PERSONALLY. CAUSE I WANT TO GET MY TONGUE PIERCED AND MY EYEBROW PIERCED. AND I THINK THAT PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES FREELY.))
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[OUT Q=themselves freely.]
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[VO-NAT]


But a bill that's sailing through the General Assembly would add body piercing to the tattoo law age limit.
Some piercing parlors say they like the bill -- because they already prohibit minors from getting pierced without a parent.
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((ERICA BARNES/BODY-PIERCER: IT DEPENDS ON YOUR MATURITY LEVEL. SOMEBODY COMES IN HERE AND IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO HANDLE A PIERCING IN A CERTAIN PLACE, OR THE PARENT ISN'T REALLY WANTING THEM TO GET IT AND THEY LOOK LIKE THEY'VE BEEN FORCED TO COME HERE, WE WILL SAY NO.))
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[OUT Q=will say no.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bill would become law in July.
The maximum sentence for a prohibited piercing would be up to six months in jail and a thousand dollar fine.
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[Mozambique-Flooding]


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More help is on the way to Mozambique - which is experiencing its worst flooding on record.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mozambique, Africa;]


Two U-S Air Force transport planes are on the way to Southern Africa.
The troops aboard will help coordinate humanitarian relief for flood victims.
The U-S also plans to provide up to six helicopters for search and rescue operations in Mozambique.
Thousands of people have spent days marooned in trees and on rooftops because of flooding.
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[Regional-Jail]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-51 1:37:08]
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There's a new "hotel" of sorts going up in Lynchburg, but it's not one you'd ever want to spend the night in.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Construction is nearly complete on the new central Virginia regional jail.
It's a 29- million dollar complex designed to hold more than 400 prisoners from around the region.
Officials say it's a big improvement over the existing jail.
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[SOT 14:22:20]
[IN Q=More room is]

((CHRIS WEBB/BLUE RIDGE REGIONAL JAIL ADMINISTRATOR: MORE ROOM IS PROBABLY THE BIG DIFFERENCE AND YEAH, IT'S NEWER, CLEANER, BUT I THINK AS PEOPLE LOOK AROUND AND SEE IT'S STILL A LOT OF CEMENT AND A LOT OF STEEL, IT'S PRETTY STARK AND NOT AN ENVIRONMENT THAT I'D CHOOSE.))
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[OUT Q=that I'd choose.]
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[VO-NAT]


The general public can, however, spend a night in the new jail.. for a hundred bucks.
The money will benefit the local Crimestoppers program.. and you'll be treated to free food, movies and entertainment.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Engines will soon be revving again at a Southside racetrack that closed more than a quarter-century ago. Details ahead.
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[VO-NAT]


And... just how DID she stay in that dress? Pop star Jennifer Lopez reveals the secret behind one of the hottest numbers at this year's Grammy's...
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[lotto]
[SUPER=136-4 5 5/4 5 9 3/7 12 16 18 20/2 5 14 38 47/4]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
4-5-5

(four, five, five)


Pick 4:
4-5-9-3

(four, five, nine, three)


Cash 5:
7-12-16-18-20

(seven, twelve, sixteen, eighteen, twenty)


The Big Game:
2-5-14-38-47. Big Money Ball: 4

(two, five, fourteen, thirty-eight, forty-seven. Big Money Ball:

four)

[Food-Sensitivity]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-49 1:53:41]
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Some Roanokers had their health rated today through their hands.
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[SOT tc 00:05:37]

((BEEP))
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

Mary Lynn Lipscomb isn't reading palms. The certified holistic nurse is assessing clients' overall health with a tool that sends energy from the hand to different points throughout the body. After suffering a bout with colon cancer Anne Christiansen wasn't skeptical about trying it.
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[SOT 00:09:38]
[IN Q=I was intrigued]

((ANNE CHISTIANSEN/CLIENT: I WAS INTRIGUED, MY BACKGROUND IS SOMEWHAT SCIENTIFIC, I WORKED FOR BIOCHEMIST FOR MANY, MANY YEARS SO I HAD A ROUGH IDEA OF WHAT SHE WAS DOING AND I WAS QUITE INTRIGUED, I FOUND IT QUITE INTERESTING.))
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[OUT Q=quite interesting.]
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[VO-NAT]

Christiansen says she's 95-percent better since she's been using holistic remedies to heal after her surgery.
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[Jennifer-Lopez]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=Net]
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The talk of Tinsel Town has been about something not much bigger than Tinsel ..
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[VO-NAT]

ever since Jennifer Lopez walked on stage in an eye-popping dress at this year's Grammy Awards.
It turns out the notorious Versace dress was held up by toupee tape.
Lopez says that she was wearing a pair of bathing suit shorts under the sheer dress ... and she never imagined it would become such a big deal.
She also said that after she tried the dress on for the first time, her boyfriend Sean "Puffy" Combs gave his OK for her to wear it.
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
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Lots of sports for you tonight, but first our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-NFL; 00]


A few quarterbacks have switched teams. Former Washington Redskin signal caller Gus Frerotte went to the Detroit Lions and now he is headed to the Denver Broncos for a reported one year, one million dollar deal.
Longtime Steelers backs up and part time starter Mike TomZak moves from Pittsburgh to the Lions where he signs a two year deal.
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[S-Northside]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-581:24:02]
[GRAPHIC=Region III]


We start with the Region III high school basketball championship over at Northside that matched the Vikings against the Hawks of Gretna.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Region III Championship; :00]


The Vikings were looking for their first regional crown since 1995.
In the first period, Gretna's Carlos Van Hook gets the break a way and finishes with the lay up for two of his 10 points on the night.
Northside answers with Jason Salter. He takes the rock from Jeremy Newman and rips rope from three point land, three of his 11 and that ends the first half.
[SUPER=33-Northside/69/Gretna/63;]


The Hawks Julian Miller rips rope from behind the arc midway through the second half.
But Nat Franklin of Northside snaps the nylon with a trey of his own, he had 15 as the Vikings win their third regional title under Billy Pope's helm 69-63.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="it's]
[SUPER=01-Billy Pope/Northside Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=...did tonight.]
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[ANCHOR=steve]
[GRAPHIC=hold region III]


Region III champion Northside will meet the winner of the Region IV title game between Martinsville and Gate City, which is today.

[S-Region]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=Region IV]


In Region Four, Martinsville has a date with Gate City tomorrow night on its home court.
[GRAPHIC=Northwest region]


The G.W. Danville boys and Girls teams will play for the Northwest Regional championship tomorrow night at Lynchburg College.
The Boys play Potomac and the girls play Garfield.

[S-Radford]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Big South]


The Radford's men's basketball team came into last night's game against fourth seeded UNC Asheville as the number one seed in the Big South tournament. But UNC Asheville upset the Highlanders 78-71 in the tourney's second round. Radford was lead by Jason Williams 19 points.

[S-RC]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-57 1:54:58]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA]


The Roanoke College men's basketball team battles Rowan tomorrow night at seven in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament in Glassboro, New Jersey on the Profs home floor. Rowan is 21 and 4 while the Profs present a big challenge, the Maroons are ready.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="first audio]

((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH:))
[SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Men's Basketball Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=....survive and advance"]
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Atlantic 10 tournament]


Atlantic 10 women's basketball tournament action today pitted Virginia Tech against Rhode Island in the first round at Temple University in Philadelphia. The Lady Hokies won 68-37 and advance to the tomorrow's second round game against UMass at 2pm. Christina Strother paced Tech with 20 points while Nicole Jones added 11.

[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


In ACC women's tournament play, 16th ranked Virginia notched another win over Wake Forest tonight with a 72-to-47 thrashing. Telisha Quarles scored 16 points and Svetlana Volnaya added 12 points for the Cavaliers. The victory is Virginia's 45th win in a row over the Demon Deacons. The top-seeded Cavaliers secured a berth in Sunday's semifinals.

[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-61]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


In NBA action last night, the Knicks traveled South to take on the Atlanta Hawks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Knicks vs. Hawks; :00]


And the Hawks would emerge the winners in a defensive battle, holding the New York to just 70 points. The Knicks did get a team high 17 points from Latrell Sprewell, here he knocks in the basket off the window in the first half.
[SUPER=32-Atlanta/83/New York/70;]But the Hawks would not reamin grounded. Watch LaFonso Ellis step up and rip rope

with this shot, two of his 16 points as Atlanta downs New York 83-70.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-56 (1:38:19)]
[GRAPHIC=Las Vegas Logo]


All bets are on if you are a Ricky Rudd fan. Yesterday Rudd put the Havoline Ford on the front row for the third straight time this season, winning the pole for Sunday's Winston Cup Carsdirect.com 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/ESPN2; :]


Dale Earnhardt Junior was the second car on the track and he shattered the track record with a speed of 172 point 216 and that was good enough for the pole position at the time, he would fall to third starting spot though.
But Rudd later would turn the mile and a half oval at a speed of 172 point 563 setting a new track record and he sits on the pole position, to his surprise.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Ricky Rudd/Wins Pole for Sunday's Race; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=....tough speed to beat"]
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[vo-nat] Winston Cup champion Dale Jarrett qualified sixth. Now your top 25.
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[WIPE TO MOTION]
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[SUPER=0107-1. Ricky Rudd/172.563/2. Scott Pruett//3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.//4. Bobby Labonte//5. Mark Martin//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Dale Jarrett//7. Michael Waltrip//8. Johnny Benson//9. Jerry Nadeay//10. Jeff Gordon//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Jeff Burton//12. Robby Gordon//13. Robert Pressley//14. Kevin Lepage//15. Jeremy Mayfield//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Tony Stewart//17. Elliott Sadler//18. Joe Nemechek//19. Rusty Wallace//20. Mike Skinner//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Matt Kenseth//22. Jeff Fuller//23. Steve Park//24. Terry Labonte//25. Kenny Irwin//;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=.....LAST SCORE."]
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Stacy Compton was 32nd, Dale Earnhardt 33rd, Rick Mast 38th, and Ward Burton 39th. ((BYE BYE))




[S-Softball]


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The Roanoke College softball team is ranked 18th in the USA Today and the American Fast Pitch Coaches Association pre-season polls. Pretty good considering this bunch of ladies made up a club team four years ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The Team left for Fayettville, North Carolina yesterday for the season's first road trip. The team played three games today and will play two to three more games tomorrow and then it's off to Myrtle for two games on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
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[IN Q="first audio]
[SUPER=01-Alan Bayse/Roanoke Softball Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Amy Layman/Maroons Star Pitcher; :11]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=....come together as a teamthis way"]
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[S-Wrestling]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The Salem Civic Center rolled out the mats for the single and double A state wrestling tournament yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/A & AA State Tournament; :]


Christiansburg is going for its first state title in Group Two A. And the main competition will come from perennial state power Grundy.
The Golden Wave had won 12 straight titles before losing last year.
And in Group A a couple of new teams have come to the front.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="This year...]
[SUPER=01-Larry Hall/Tournament Director; :]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=.....state level."]
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((BYE BYE))

[Raceway-reopens]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-06 9:26]
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Cars will be racing again on Southside's Virginia International Raceway or VIR.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


Currently, the racetrack is under construction and is set to reopen in a few weeks. The original track opened back in 1957, and after falling on hard times it was forced to shut down in 1974. Now, more than two decades later, the owner says it's a new and improved course.
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[SOT 1:47:54]
[IN Q=I think it's]

((HARVEY SIEGEL/OWNER: I THINK IT'S REDEFINING WHAT A RACE COURSE IS BECAUSE IT'S A LOT MORE. IT HAS A PERSONALITY. IT'S SOMEPLACE SPECIAL.))
[SOT=1:43:24]

((MARGARET MCMANN/DANVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: IT IS A SHOT IN THE ARM..STAR CROWN OF THE VIR.))
[SUPER=01-Harvey Siegel/Owner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Margaret McMann/Danville Chamber of Commerce; :13]
[RUNS=27]
[OUT Q=of the VIR.]
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[VO-NAT]


Spectators will be able to watch a variety of races including vintage car, sports car and motorcycle competition.


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