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Coming up on News 7-
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A national search team is on site at New River Castings- in hopes of finding two women missing since Sunday's explosion.
A van crashes in Nevada killing eight of the 13 passengers aboard.
And it wasn't expected, but Virginia Tech wins at the A- Ten tourney.
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News 7 is next.
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((I THINK YOU CAN SEE THE OUTPOURING OF LOVE AND SUPPORT HERE.))
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[VO-NAT]


A community comes together tonight for a candlelight vigil - as search crews continue looking for two missing women.

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[Radford-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Authorities say they're getting close to finding two women missing and presumed dead in Sunday's explosion at New River Castings.
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[VO-NAT]
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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearm's national response team sifted through some of the wreckage today.
Team members believe they've found where the two women are buried -- in the basement of the plant under several layers of debris.
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((ROBERT GRAHAM/ATF SUPERVISOR: WE'RE DOWN NOW TO THE BASEMENT. BUT UNFORTUNATELY THE BASEMENT IS FILLED WITH SOMETHING LIKE 20 FEET OF SLUDGE ... WATER, SOLUTION THAT'S VERY TOXIC.))
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Teams are working around the clock to make the building is safe for searchers.
They hope to be able to remove the women from the wreckage by tomorrow night.
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[Fire]


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[VO-NAT]
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Shortly after seven- tonight - fire broke out at the plant. The cause is not known, but fire crews already on the scene extinguished the blaze in about 20 minutes. Officials say this is just one example of how dangerous the structure is at this time.
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[Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The explosion is not only difficult for the families of the two missing women, but the community is grieving as well.
Tonight hundreds came out for a candlelight vigil.
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Kate Weidaw's is in Radford with more.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [03/08/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Memphis-Shooting]


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Firefighters responding to a house fire in Memphis, Tennessee, were ambushed -- allegedly by one of their own. Police say off-duty fireman Fred Williams started shooting as other firefighters arrived. Two colleagues and a sheriff's deputy were killed.
Mika Brzezinski reports.
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[Bomb-Threats]


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Another teen faces charges tonight after allegedly making bomb threats.
Police in Rocky Mount say a 15 year old is charged with making a bomb threat, which is a class 5 felony.
Authorities believe the teen called in two bomb threats to Franklin County High School - one this morning - the other yesterday afternoon.
The teen is being held in the Culpeper Juvenile Detention Center.




[Blackburn]


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A Radford police officer convicted of assault and battery against a female co-worker will NOT lose his job.
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[VO-NAT]
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The incident happened last fall at a party in Floyd County.
The woman said she fell asleep by herself and that when she woke up she found (GAY-ther) Gather Blackburn's hand in her shorts.
Blackburn was demoted from Lieutenant to Sergeant but, as of today, is officially back on the job.
The decision was made by the police chief and approved by the city manager.
Blackburn had been on administrative leave, WITH pay, during the investigation.
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[Van-Ax]


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A horrifying van accident in Nevada-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jean, NV]

This is the scene - a van skidded across Interstate 15 near Las Vegas, plunged down a steep highway median and flipped several times.
Eight people are dead, five others injured.
The van was carrying passengers to Vegas when it rolled over about 30 miles south of the city.
State police say only one person in the van was wearing a seatbelt. That person is among the survivors.
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[FL-Pileup]


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[VO-NAT]
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Another highway accident today- this one in Florida- involved 22 vehicles- including a tractor trailer.
The crash killed at least three people and left nearly two dozen more hurt.
A 17 mile stretch of Interstate ten closed down into the night- as crews worked to clean up the site.
Officials blame smoke from a nearby forest fire for the crash.
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[Campaign]


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Will John McCain stay in the Presidential race or not?
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[VO-NAT]
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That's the question the Senator is pondering tonight. He's huddled in his Arizona mountain cabin with senior strategists to figure out what to do next.
A senior aide says McCain has decided to halt his candidacy for now. McCain has scheduled a press conference for tomorrow.
Meanwhile Democrat Bill Bradley is apparently ready to endorse Al Gore for President.
Advisers say Bradley will announce he's dropping his presidential campaign tomorrow.
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[Abortion]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It was the only abortion bill seriously considered this year-- and now it's a long shot.
The bill would make women wait 24 hours after they consult with a doctor before having an abortion.
As a last ditch effort, the Governor sent down his own bill -- only to see a deal collapse that would have referred it to a friendlier committee.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( [sot GILMORE 12:35:21]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: BECAUSE IT'S A GOOD BILL. IT IS A GOOD BILL, IT'S GOOD FOR WOMEN... RIGHT APPROACH TO TAKE...RIGHT THING TO DO.))
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[sot gilmore tape 12:39:10 ]

((DEL. VIVIAN WATTS/D-ANNANDALE: I AM REALLY DISMAYED THAT SUCH A SERIOUS ISSUE IS BEING RAMRODDED THROUGH WITHOUT THE KIND OF CONSIDERATION THAT IT DESERVES.))
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The key to the Governor's bill... favor.
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((SEN. RANDY FORBES/R-CHESAPEAKE: LET ME JUST SAY WE'RE DISAPPOINTED THAT SOME PEOPLE DIDN'T DO WHAT THEY COMMITTED TO DO.))
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((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: WELL THAT'S HIS PROBLEM, NOT MINE. I BEEN WEARING THIS THING AROUND MY NECK... DISAGREE WITH THAT.))
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[Tease1]
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Some charge that a bill in the state capitol... steps where it shouldn't - into a controversial time in international history. We'll tell you about it.
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[VO-NAT]

And the lesson for Southside students this week is about helping others. Displaced textile workers are reaping the benefits. The story ahead.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks, this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office with the Hokies highlights from their inspiring A-10 opener. The Tech baseball team runs out of daylight against High Point. Steve Mason has a state quarterfinal preview in Hometown Hoops Weekly. Plus, Parry McCluer's head coach quits the same day former Blue Charlie Manuel returns to the field tonight on the Big 7.))

[Super-Drunk]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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State lawmakers want to create a new category of drunk driver-- and those drivers will go to jail.
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The House passed a bill today that mandates five days' jail time for driving with a "point two" blood alcohol level... more than twice the legal limit.
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65-percent of all drunk driving fatalities in Virginia in 1998 were caused by drivers with blood alcohol levels of almost twice the legal limit.

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Virginia's General Assembly is now sorting out international history.
The Senate passed a resolution today declaring April 24th "Armenian Martyr's Day."
The resolution went on to cite the genocide of up to a million and a half Armenians, at the hands of the Turkish Ottoman Empire during World War One.
The problem is that some Virginians of Turkish descent deny the slaughter happened.
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((SEN. EMILY COURIC/D-CHARLOTTESVILLE: THIS KIND OF STATEMENT IS OUTSIDE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THIS BODY. PARTICULARLY WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY CITIZENS THAT REGARDLESS OF HOW WE VOTE ARE GOING TO BE DEEPLY OFFENDED.))
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((SEN. STEVE MARTIN/R-CHESTERFIELD: YEAH, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO DENY HISTORY, JUST AS THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO DENY THE HOLOCAUST. BUT QUITE FRANKLY, WE ARE NOT ALL KNOWLEDGEABLE HERE... WE DON'T HAVE FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT.))
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((SEN. DICK SASLAW/R-SPRINGFIELD: THOSE PEOPLE DID NOT COMMIT SUICIDE. THEY WERE KILLED.))
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The Armenian resolution was one of the most hotly debated issues of the day.
It goes next to Governor Jim Gilmore.
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[Salvation-Army]


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All week long some Southside students are helping displaced textile workers in a food drive.
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[VO-NAT]
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The Martinsville Salvation Army has asked Henry County and Martinsville City Schools to collect basic items. The Salvation Army has run out of food such as canned meat, pasta as well as toiletries.
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((CAROL NICKELL/SALVATION ARMY: THE CHRISTMAS SUPPLY IS DEPLETED SO WE'VE HAD TO ASK ALL SCHOOLS TO PARTICIPATE. AND WE NEEDED THE MORE EXPENSIVE ITEMS THAN THE VEGETABLES.))
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[VO-NAT]


The food drive continues through Friday. If you would like to help out you can call the Salvation Army.
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A Southwest Virginia High School makes Newsweek's top 100. We'll explain. And...
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Hundreds of kids come out tonight to jam... in church.
A look at this Christian rock concert, ahead.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=137-6 0 2/2 4 6 6/3 13 16 20 25/13 15 24 32 40 42/5 2 7 7 0 8]NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
6-0-2

(six, zero, two)


Pick 4:
2-4-6-6

(two, four, six, six)


Cash 5:
3-13-16-20-25

(three, thirteen, sixteen, twenty, twenty-five)


Lotto:
13-15-24-32-40-42

(thirteen, fifteen, twenty-four, thirty-two, forty, forty-two)


Kicker:
5-2-7-7-0-8

(five, two, seven, seven, zero, eight)



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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A national magazine is giving a local high school high marks.
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The latest issue of Newsweek Magazine ranks Blacksburg High school among the top 100- high schools in the country.
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The school received the rating for its advanced placement programs... which give students an opportunity to earn college credit.
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The high school was ranked 91st and was the only high school in southwest Virginia to be listed.
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[Christian-Rock]


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Two bands rocked the pews at Parkway Wesleyan Church in Roanoke County tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
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That's PAX (packs) 2-17.
It's a Christian rock band that sang to some 200 people at tonight's concert.
Around 17 churches took part in putting together tonight's show.
Christian Band Plank-eye took the stage after PAX 2-17.
The bands are touring together. Their next stop is in Norfolk.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Winter Haven, FL; :00]

Good news for one Parry McCluer alum. Charlie Manuel - the first year manager of the Cleveland Indians - was back on the field yesterday just nine days after undergoing emergency colon surgery. Unfortunately, his team almost made him sick again - giving up 20 hits in a 12-to-1 loss to Kansas City.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express continued its mastery over the ECHL last night by beating Hampton Roads for the 6th time this year. The Admirals tried to intimidate Roanoke by picking up two penalties in the first 20 seconds of the game. Hampton Roads would lead 3-to-2 after a period. And even though Roanoke was 0-for-6 on the power play last night, the Express came back with Calvin Elfring tying it and newcomer Aniket Dhadphale (DOT-FOLLY) getting his second straight game winner. Dhadphale now has three goals in his three games in Roanoke uniform.



[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Virginia Tech had to play without suspended top scorer and rebounder Dennis Mims yesterday, but the team still managed to beat Fordham in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Fordham vs. Va. Tech; :00]

Eight different Hokies played at least a dozen minutes yesterday afternoon, including David Whaley who made the most of his chances with this dunk, four rebounds and 2 assists in just 13 minutes of action. Senior Brendan Dunlop also showed good leadership by scoring a team high 13 points and coming up with four steals. But the difference inside was senior Andre Ray, who pulled down 11 rebounds from his small forward spot. This one starts the Tech break
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/51/Fordham/48;]

that Jon Smith eventually finishes. The Hokies advance to meet Temple this afternoon.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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The win assures the Hokies of having a winning season and the victory is even more unbelievable when you consider that Rolan Roberts had just 3 points and 2 rebounds.


[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-60 45:46]
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The state basketball quarterfinals are set for later this week.
[GRAPHIC=HHW]

Steve Mason has a look at who is left in the tourney, and a profile of two teams that are mighty hungry for a title in this edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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[OUT Q=...MUSIC FADES DOWN*****LAST MATCH UP IS RADFORD VS. COUNCIL...]
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((STEVE MASON:A COMBINED 419 TRIPLE A GIRLS, TRIPLE. DOUBLE AND SINGLE A BOYS TEAMS BEGAN THE HUNT FOR THE STATE PLAYOFFS A FEW MONTHS AGO AND ONLY SIX OF OUR HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY LOCAL TEAMS REMAIN IN THE CHASE FOR A STATE TITLE. HERE'S A LOOK AT WHOSE LEFT.)) ((14 year coach Al Copenhaver has 24 and 2 George Wythe back in the state tournament for the first time since 1991 and he has brought the Maroons back without a post player. ((AL COPENHAVER/GEORGE WYTHE HEAD COACH:))
This press and trap team is lead by Lance Goff who is a one thousand point scorer along with Matt Williams. Goff is a three sport star and was all state as a quarterback for the Maroons who hopes to draw on his gridiron toughness to beat Haysi in the state quareterfinals. ((LANCE GOFF/GEORGE WYTHE TRI-CAPTAIN:))
21 and 4 Gretna is making it's third straightt appearance in the state tourney. The heart of the Hawks is a nucleus of five starting seniors who have been playing together since seventh grade. ((ROBERT LOCUST/GRETNA HEAD COACH:))
Locust has not only found a way to deal with Gretna's limited gym space, but he has turned this negative into a positive. ((:))
The Hawks open tournemtn play against the strong City of Troy and his mighty Martinsville Bulldogs, winners of the region IV title. Here's a look at the other state tournament mtach ups.))




[S-Blues]


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Another of Friday Football Extra's top field generals is apparently getting out of coaching.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]

News 7 sports has learned that Parry McCluer head coach Charlie Wheeler has quit his post at the school. Wheeler took over for Bob Williams in September of 1995 and coached the Blues through this past season. His resignation will not be official until the school board accepts it on March 27th. There is always a chance Wheeler could withdraw his letter of resignation.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=dal]
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Virginia Tech is looking for a few good pitchers. The Hokies have lost two starters, one to injury, the other to academic problems.
Potential all American, Larry Bowles blewout his knee against Tennessee.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Larry's gonna]

((CHUCK HARTMAN/VA TECH HEAD COACH: LARRY'S GONNA HAVE SURGERY TOMORROW AND HE IS GOING TO TAKE A MEDICAL REDSHIRT. THEN COME BACK FOR SUMMER SCHOOL AND IN THE FALL. PAT PINKMAN WON'T PLAY ALL YEAR DUE TO SOME ACADEMIC REASONS.))
[SUPER=01-Chuck Hartman/Va. Tech Head Coach;]
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[OUT Q=academic reasons]
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Blacksburg/High Point vs. Va. Tech;]


Tech hosted High Point under the balmy skies of Blacksburg this afternoon.
The Panthers jumped out to a two nothing lead in the first inning Buddy Webb flies out to center field and John Cavanaugh scores.
But The Hokies take advantage of their turn at bat as Brad Bauder's triple scores Christian Simmers.
[super=34-High Point/11/Va. Tech/11/Ended by Darkness;]


Tech's Spencer Harris gets all of this pitch, it's over the left field wall and the Hokies have the 4-TO-2 advantage. But the Panthers tie it at 11 in the ninth. And that's how it would end, as the is game called due to darkness.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Atlanta Braves got some news yesterday that the team could have done without. Former Cy Young award winning pitcher John Smoltz needs elbow surgery and will miss the entire upcoming season.
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[SUPER=01-John Smoltz/Out for the Season; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chipper Jones/Braves Third Baseman; :07]
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[OUT Q=...SOME PEOPLE OUT."]
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[S-ACC]


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[PINNACLE PAGE] And don't forget the ACC tournament begins tonight right here on Your Hometown Station at nine as the ACC's regular season champ Duke takes on Clemson. WDBJ-7 is your home for the tournament all weekend long.
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((BYE BYE))



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