[news-heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Heads]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The search is over in Radford. The remains of two women killed in Sunday's explosion are found.
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[vo-nat]
While in Florida the investigation just begins to try and figure out why two planes collided in a ball of fire on an airport runway.
Plus meet the candidates for Roanoke city council.
And we'll check out the new plastic beer bottles and hear why they're better.
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[Talent=Robin]


More records today including Lynchburg, Richmond and Norfolk. Your outdoor plans for tomorrow should be in good shape. I'll explain in a few moments.
[Talent=Two shot]


News 7 is next.
[Open]
[SUPER=#4064; News 7 at Eleven Headline Banner]
[SUPER=@Jean1;]
[SUPER=@Robin1;]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]



[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]
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[SOT 46:28]
[IN Q=Everyone has been]

((EVERYONE HAS BEEN ACCOUNTED FOR AND WE'RE JUST SORRY FOR THE FAMILY THAT THEY HAVE THEIR LOVED ONES BACK AND GIVE THEM A PROPER BURIAL.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=a proper burial.]
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[VO-NAT]


The search for two women killed in an explosion is over tonight ... ending four days of waiting for their families.
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[Radford-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-09 57:04]
[GRAPHIC=New River Castings Explosion]


The remains were discovered in the rubble at the New River Castings plant in Radford today...
They have been taken to the medical examiner for identification.
Marya Jones reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=As the sun set over]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lois Love/Debra Sheppard's Aunt; :08]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Sunday Night; :20]
[SUPER=01-Kenny Ford/Radford Police Detective; :30]
[SUPER=01-Greg Rupe/Plant Employee; :52 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Edward Anderson/Karen Hamilton's Father; 1:04]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Radford.]

(( As the sun set over New River Castings, it marked the end to four days of waiting for the family members of Karen Hamilton and Debra Sheppard.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 48:48 - :56]

((LOIS LOVE/DEBRA SHEPPARD'S AUNT: I'M GLAD TO KNOW THAT THEY DIDN'T SUFFER, BUT I NEVER GAVE UP HOPE THAT THEY WOULD FIND THEM ALIVE.))
[RUNS= :08]


The two women's remains were found buried under layers of wreckage. They, along with fellow employee Curtis Grooms, were killed Sunday night in a blast that shook all of Radford.
The effort to recover their bodies took dozens of people working around the clock.
It also took an emotional toll on families and searchers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 46:38 - :51]

((KENNY FORD/RADFORD POLICE DETECTIVE: WE'RE JUST REAL PLEASED AND IT'S BEEN REALLY HARD. IT'S ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS I'VE EVER DONE. NOT TO KNOW WHERE SOMEONE'S LOVED ONE WAS AND NOT KNOWING WHAT WE'RE GOING TO FIND.))
[RUNS= :13]


With the women's bodies soon to be returned to their families, many of the 500 New River Castings employees are now wondering what the fate of the plant -- and their jobs -- will be.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:40:17 - :20]

((GREG RUPE/PLANT EMPLOYEE: I HATE TO SEE THEM GO ... IT WOULD REALLY HURT US.))
[RUNS= :03]


Karen Hamilton's father, also an Intermet employee, says that if the company rebuilds, he hopes it's learned a lesson from his daughter's death.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 42:22 - :38]

((EDWARD ANDERSON: IF THEY DECIDE TO BUILD BACK HERE, AS LONG AS THEY DO IT SAFELY AND WITHIN THE GUIDELINES, I'D LOVE TO SEE THEM BUILD BACK UNDER THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES.))
[RUNS= :16]
(///// SOT /////)

[SU 50:55 - 51:09] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: KAREN HAMILTON'S FAMILY HAS RETAINED AN ATTORNEY, BUT WON'T SAY WHAT THEIR LEGAL COURSE OF ACTION MIGHT BE. BOTH WOMEN'S FAMILIES SAY THEY HOPE THEIR LEGACY IS ONE THAT PROMOTES WORKPLACE SAFETY ... WHETHER HERE OR ELSEWHERE. MARYA JONES, NEWS 7, RADFORD.))
[RUNS= :14]))



[Marye-Radford]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-60 1:25:38]
[GRAPHIC=NR Castings]


The company's NOT officially talking about the long term ramifications of Sunday's explosion.
Union leaders tell us the company indicates it plans to rebuild.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But on the floor of the state Senate today:
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[SOT 40:42]
[IN Q=Mr. President]

((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-MONTGOMERY CO.: MR. PRESIDENT, I RECEIVED THIS MORNING A VERY DISTURBING PHONE CALL FROM MY DISTRICT AND SENATOR TRUMBO'S DISTRICT. AND IT WAS IN REFERENCE TO THE EXPLOSION THAT OCCURRED IN RADFORD.))
[SUPER=@Marye;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=in Radford.]
[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=Hold]


Marye says HE's been told by local union members that 600 to 900 workers could be laid off for at least six months.

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

[WX1] [11:00pm] [03/09/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Council-Forum]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-54 1:45:32]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


There is no shortage of candidates in the Roanoke City Council race. And tonight there was no shortage of citizens interested in the outcome. Joe Dashiell has more on the opening words in a two- month campaign.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A dozen candidates]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[SUPER=01-David Bowers/(D) Candidate for Mayor; :17]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/(R) Candidate for Mayor; :25]
[SUPER=01-Mac McCadden/(I) Candidate for Mayor; :34]
[SUPER=01-Duane Howard/(I) Candidate for Mayor; :41]
[SUPER=01-Kathleen Ratliff/Raleigh Court Resident; :56]
[SUPER=@Joe1; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((A dozen candidates and a roomful of Roanokers came together for the traditional start of the city council campaign.
It was a large crowd, even for an active neighborhood group like the Greater Raleigh Court Civic League.
The four men running for mayor provided a preview of the themes they'll be emphasizing.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Every day]

((DAVID BOWERS/D- CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR:EVERY DAY A MAYOR NEEDS TO BE A GOOD LISTENER TO OUR CITIZENS AND THAT'S WHAT I'VE TRIED TO DO. AND THAT'S WHAT I'LL CONTINUE TO TRY TO DO AFTER ELECTION DAY.)) ((RALPH SMITH/R- CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR: WHO CAN DO THE BEST JOB RUNNING THIS CITY, BEING CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD. THAT'S WHAT I CLAIM I CAN DO AND DO WELL.)) ((MAC MCCADDEN/I- CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR: WE WANT TO BUILD A BETTER ROANOKE. I THINK WE CAN BUILD A BETTER ROANOKE AND I THINK CONSENSUS BUILDING IS THE WAY TO DO THAT.)) ((DUANE HOWARD/I- CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR: BY OPENING THE DOORS TO CITY HALL, BEING A FULL TIME MAYOR, BRINGING TOWN HALL MEETINGS IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS, SO THE CITIZENS HAVE MORE CONTACT.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


There were no fireworks, few disagreements...
But the candidates played to favorable reviews.
[SOT]
[IN Q=and I think most of them]

((KATHLEEN RATLIFF/RALEIGH COURT RESIDENT: AND I THINK MOST OF THEM ARE PRETTY WELL QUALIFIED, SOME MORE THAN OTHERS, BUT GENERALLY I THINK WE'LL GET A PRETTY GOOD CROP OF THEM, I HOPE.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=pretty good crop of them, I hope.]

[STAND-UP CLOSE]
This forum with the Greater Raleigh Court Civic League is just the opening exchange in a two- month campaign.
These candidates will face off ten to twelve more times before election day.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Campaign]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


John McCain is out of the Presidential race-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sedona, AZ;]


He wished George W. Bush well but did not endorse him- McCain may ask Bush for something in exchange.
On the Democratic side, Bill Bradley also pulled out of the campaign - officially endorsing Al Gore-
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:08:58]
[IN Q=The Vice President]

((BILL BRADLEY: THE VICE PRESIDENT AND I HAD A STIFF COMPETITION AND HE WON AND I CONGRATULATE HIM. HE WILL BE THE NOMINEE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND I WILL SUPPORT HIM IN HIS BID TO WIN THE WHITE HOUSE.))
[SUPER=07-Bill Bradley;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=THE White House. ]
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[VO-NAT]


Bradley did accuse Gore of distortions though in the campaign.
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[Minimum-Wage]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Minimum Wage]


In the U-S Capitol tonight - a bill that could increase the paycheck of many Americans.
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[VO-NAT]

[22:00:51]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC]


The House gave final approval tonight to the bill that raises the minimum wage by a dollar over two years... The increase would make minimum wage six dollars and fifteen cents an hour.
The bill will be combined with a measure that cuts taxes by 122 (B) billion dollars.
But President Clinton says the tax relief disproportionately benefits the wealthy.
So he may veto the bill.
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[School-Bus]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-03 50:12]
[GRAPHIC=School Bus Accident]


A bus driver was convicted today for her role in an accident that injured eleven children - one critically - in Rockingham County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mount Crawford/WHSV-January 14]


30-year-old Kathy Miller was found guilty of failing to yield the right of way when she pulled into the path of a semi truck without its trailer.
Miller's attorney argued that the truck still had its blinker on, so Miller was NOT at fault.
But two witnesses were not able to offer further details.
The school Superintendent says the 9-year-old boy who was critically injured is progressing at a Rehabilitation Center.
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[Plane-Collision]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A fiery explosion in Florida- when two planes collided on a runway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bradenton, FL;]


The two planes ran into each other on the ground and burst into flames-
All four people aboard were killed.
Federal officials say a controller had cleared one of the single engine planes for takeoff- and instructed another plane to hold itself on the same runway.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=20:10:08]

((THE TAKEOFF PLANE SAW THE PLANE PULL RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM JUST LIKE SOMEONE RUNNING A STOP SIGN. THE TAKEOFF PLANE GOT A FEW FEET IN THE AIR AND STALLED OUT SMASHING INTO THE OTHER PLANE.))
[SUPER=01-James Cavanaugh/Witness;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=into the other plane]
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[vo-nat]
One witness says those aboard had no chance of survival.
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[Death-Penalty]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=599-16 1:33:24]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Death Penalty]


One of the laws that makes Virginia's death penalty one of the toughest in the nation will NOT be changed this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jarratt/File Tape;]


A bill in Richmond would have allowed new evidence of innocence to be presented beyond 21 days after the original trial.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Today; ]


The state Senate today put the bill off until next year.
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[anchor=Jean]
[graphic=Hold]


The bill would have allowed three years -- instead of three weeks -- for new evidence.
It passed the House, before dying today in the Senate.


[Bomb-Threats]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-56 1:22:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two girls are facing jail time for calling in bomb threats to a Lynchburg school last month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Feb. 24]


The threats forced the evacuation of Heritage High School on February 24th.
Police were able to track the calls and arrested a 12-year old and a 17- year- old girl the same day.
They pleaded guilty to the charges yesterday.
A judge has ordered both girls to undergo psychological testing before they're sentenced in April.
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[Franklin-Cattle]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-53 1:46:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Franklin County farmer could face criminal charges and fines if he does not start burying his cows. Experts say that by letting dead cows rot, Tommy Robertson has endangered people's and animals' health. Robertson denies that. But as Tina Tenret shows us, his neighbor captured the wrongdoing on tape.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Eight dead cows]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]
[SUPER=01-Connie Lee/Neighbor; :15]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Robertson/Farmer; :45]
[SUPER=@Tina2; ]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County]

(( Eight dead cows that farmer Tommy Robertson let rot. Some of the carcasses are surrounded by hay for other animals to eat. Earl Arrington made the tape -- his girlfriend used to work for a veterinarian.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:33:20]
[IN Q=One of our]

((ONE OF OUR DOGS GOT VERY SICK WHEN WE FIRST MOVED IN AND I HAD TO TAKE HIM TO WORK WITH ME AND CHECKING A FECAL SAMPLE, IT WAS LOADED WITH THE WORMS SPECIFIC TO COWS.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=specific to cows]

Tommy Robertson drags some of the corpses next to a creek. Extension agents say that can make people and animals sick. Robertson says he has a bad back, and burying the animals takes time.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:31:21]
[IN Q=We really need]

((WE REALLY NEED TO HAVE A PIECE OF MACHINERY TO USE TO BURY EM. PROBABLY NEED A BACKHOE OF OUR OWN, BUT WHO CAN AFFORD IT?))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=AFFORD IT]

Animal control officers found another dead cow on the farm just last Friday. They say next time -- they will charge Tommy Robertson and he could face fines up to 500 dollars. Robertson used to work for the Department of Agriculture. Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County))
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]

The Robertson family says the man taped the dead cows as revenge, because the Robertsons plan to evict him.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Good news for the D-Day Memorial under construction in Bedford.
We'll tell you about it.
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[VO-NAT]


And the big legal battle over a little boy is back in federal court today.
The latest on the Elian Gonzalez case, coming up.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sports preview]
[GRAPHIC=none]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=THE BIG 7."]

((Hey folks, this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office with highlights from the opening round of the ACC tournament. Plus, we'll check in with the Virginia Cavaliers in the Queen City. Tech gets ousted in the A-10 by the Temple of Doom. And Ray Evernham names his new Dodge driver tomorrow - we'll tell you who it is tonight on the Big 7.))

[D-Day-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-04 36:45]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


Construction on the D-Day Memorial in Bedford will remain on schedule, thanks to Virginia legislators.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The General Assembly voted this week to appropriate an additional four- point- four million dollars for the monument honoring those who died in the invasion of Normandy.
The money will help fund construction of an education center, and virtually guarantees the memorial will open on June 6th, 2001.
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[SOT 1:17:01]
[IN Q=This memorial needs]

((RICHARD BURROW/D-DAY MEMORIAL DIRECTOR: THIS MEMORIAL NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, THAT AS WE ALL KNOW, A LITTLE BETTER THAN AN AVERAGE OF A THOUSAND WORLD WAR TWO VETS IS DYING PER DAY AND WE NEED TO COMPLETE THIS MEMORIAL SO THAT THEY'LL KNOW THAT THIS WAS DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Burrow/D-Day Memorial Director]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=this was done.]
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[VO-NAT]


The state has contributed nearly eight million dollars to the D-Day memorial.
All of that is being matched by private donations.
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[Cuban-Boy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Elian Gonzalez]


Elian Gonzalez father has retained the same lawyer that President Clinton used in his impeachment hearings.
As Jennifer Jones reports, the fight over the little boy made it to federal court today.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:07:28]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Goergina Cid/Elian's Cousin; :22]
[SUPER=01-Patricia Maher/Deputy Assistant Atty. General; :40]
[Super=04-November, 1999; :54]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/CBS News; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Miami.]

((A team of attorneys -- with demonstrators on the sidelines -- made their way into federal court on the 6-year old's behalf. Inside, Elian's lawyers arguing to convince a judge that a young boy has a right to an asylum hearing ... Elian's best chance at staying in the U-S.
Georgina Cid/Elian's Cousin
But also hopeful are attorneys representing the government ... fighting to uphold a ruling immigration officials made months ago to send Elian back to Cuba to be with his father.
Patricia Maher/Deputy Assistant Attorney General: Miami has been home for Elian since last November when a fisherman found him floating in the Florida Straits. His mother drowned in that daring escape from Cuba. But Elian's father is still there -- and with the support of Fidel Castro -- he's doing everything within his power to get his son back to the island nation. Jennifer Jones, CBS News, Miami.))
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Could it be a revolution for beer lovers everywhere?
Coming up, we'll tell you about the American premiere of brew... in a plastic bottle.
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[VO-NAT]


And there was an early arrival... for a "Delay" on a Massachusetts highway...
We'll explain, just ahead.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-5 3 1/3 4 4 8/15 16 28 31 34]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
5-3-1

(five, three, one)


Pick 4:
3-4-4-8

(three, four, four, eight)


Cash 5:
15-16-28-31-34

(fifteen, sixteen, twenty-eight, thirty-one, thirty-four)



[Highway-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

His name is Timothy DELAY. But this newborn wanted to make sure he was anything but late.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[CONUS WEIRD 20:07:35]
[SUPER=03-Brockton, MA]

In fact - little Timothy didn't even let his parents make it to the hospital last night.
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[SOT]

[20:07:54-20:08:02]
[IN Q=I felt like]
((SOT-MOTHER: I felt like the baby was going to be born within 5 minutes. So my husband was saying don't push and I was

trying not to.))
[SUPER=01-Jeanine Delay/Mother]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=not to]
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[vo-nat]
But Jim and Jeanine Delay had to pull off the highway on the way to the hospital, and hope for the best.
The new dad didn't want to be Doctor Dad - so he called 9-1-1.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[20:08:11-20:08:20]
[IN Q=They said]
((SOT-FATHER: They said the cruiser will be there in 30 seconds. I waited and said they're not here yet. He said it has

n't been thirty seconds.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Delay/Father]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=thirty seconds]
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[VO-NAT]


Emergency crews arrived within minutes...
Then Timothy did too, weighing in at 6 pounds and 12 ounces.
Mom, Dad, and Timothy are all doing fine.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/February; :00]

NASCAR veteran Bill Elliott, will officially be introduced as Ray Evernham's new Dodge driver today as the Winston Cup circuit pulls into Atlanta. Elliott, who is a longtime Ford man, will make the switch to drive the new Intrepid next season. Ironically, this year has been one of Elliott's best in recent seasons. He's 6th in point, with 2 top fives in four events.
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((BYE BYE))

[S-Duke]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-55 13119tc]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


Last night right here on Your Hometown Station the top seeded Duke Blue Devils opened the ACC tournament with an easy win over Clemson.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/JP Sports; :00]

Mike Dunleavy, the talented Duke freshman who has been out with mono, came back last night and ignited a nasty Duke explosion in the first half. He along with his senior running mates Shane Battier and Chris Carrawell staked the Blue Devils to a
[SUPER=33-Duke/94/Clemson/63;]

51-to-28 halftime lead, and they never looked back. Duke hits a tourney record 17 three pointers and wins 94-to-63.
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[S-FSU]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-52 14423TC]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


Florida State and Ga. Tech opened the tournament last night with the winner moving on to play Maryland today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/ESPN; :00]

Retiring Georgia Tech head coach, knew that this could be his final game for the Yellow Jackets. And his players gave it everything they had to make sure it wasn't just that. T.J. Vines with the steal, the pass in the corner and eventually the three pointer for the Ramblin' Wreck.
[SUPER=33-Florida State/63/Ga. Tech/62;]

But the Seminoles were not in sentimental mood last night as they end Cremins career, and pull off the 63-to-62 win over Georgia Tech.
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-5]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]

The Virginia Cavaliers and their first round opponent N.C. State worked out in the coliseum yesterday afternoon. Steve Mason visited with the Cavs and the Wolfpack.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC;:00]
[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/UVa Head Coach; :10 quick]
[SUPER=01-Donald Hand/UVa Co-Captain; :24]
[SUPER=01-Travis Watson/UVa's All-ACC Freshman; :41]
[SUPER=01-Herb Sendek/N.C. State Head Coach; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Ron Kelly/N.C. State Center; 1:14]
[SUPER=@steve1; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 7513]
((BYE BYE))


[S-Board]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]
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[wipe to pinnacle 7513] Again, if you are making plans for tonight, the Cavs and the Wolfpack get it on at seven right here on WDBJ-7 tonight.

(-----------------)
[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]

Also, if you can take your TV to work today - you can catch North Carolina and Wake Forest at noon, followed by Maryland and Florida St. at two o'clock.




[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-51 20612tc]
[GRAPHIC=A-10]

Virginia Tech said so long to the Atlantic 10 conference this afternoon as the Hokies finished up the year with a 71-to-52 loss to Temple.
(------------)
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The Hokies went toe to toe with the Owls for the first couple of minutes as senior Brendan Dunlop gets three of his 12 points in his final game for Tech. Temple's main man Pepe Sanchez was virtually perfect hitting 3 out of 3 treys, and igniting the offense, his dish eventually leads to this Kevin Lyde throw down in deep. Mark Karcher also did the Hokies in from the outside as the sharpshooter hits three treys and finished with a game high 17 points. The Hokies could only try to make the final score respectable in the second half
[SUPER=33-Temple/71/Virginia Tech/52;] as they lose 71-to-52 in their final Atlantic 10 game and finish up the season

with a 16 and 15 record.
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The nation's number one team, the University of Cincinnati, hit rock bottom today.
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The Bearcats lost their top player, Kenyon Martin three minutes into the first half when he went down in the paint with a broken right leg and torn ligaments. He will have surgery on Monday. Then to add insult to injury - the Bearcats went on to lose their Conference USA tournament game to lowly St. Louis - 68-to-58. Just 5 days ago, the Bearcats beat the Billikens by 43 points.
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Baltimore Orioles' legend Brooks Robinson was in the Star City tonight serving as the guest speaker for the Blue Ridge Mountain Council's annual friends of scouting fundraiser. Before the dinner the hall of fame third baseman told us if you want to see Cal Ripken Junior play in person - you better not wait past this season.
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No more flimsy foamy cups of beer at baseball games- No more worrying about stepping on beer-bottle glass at the beach.
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There is now a new plastic beer bottle.
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The Miller Brewing company is rolling out its fully recyclable plastic bottle just in time for St. Patrick's Day.

Miller is the first U-S Brewer to develop a plastic bottle for widespread distribution.
The bottle is designed to minimize foam and keep beer colder longer than aluminum cans.
Miller says its re-sealable screw on cap also prevents spills.
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