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Word from Intermet on jobs and benefits for the hundreds of workers displaced by last week's fatal explosion. T
hat's our top story on NEWS 7 tonight.
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[V/O-NAT]
There's also the story of a guard who saved a little girl's life at a local prison camp.
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Tonight on News 7 sports, we'll check the pulse of the Cavaliers as March madness shines on the women and shuns the men. Plus, the Liberty women are headed to the Big Dance for yet another year.
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And Dan Marino says he has danced for the last time in the NFL - he retired today after 17 years with the Dolphins.
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The ski resorts in West Virginia are thrilled by the return of cold air. We will tell you how long it will last and have our Monday Weatherschool question...all coming up. [open]
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New River Castings will continue benefits for its employees, at least for now. And some are already going back to work.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-02 1:06:32]
[GRAPHIC=New River Castings]


The explosion at the New River Castings Plant in Radford idled 500 workers.
But we have news now for workers who didn't know what to expect next..
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Kate Weidaw is in the newsroom tonight with the details.
[Live=Kate Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Kate1]


Intermet the plant's parent company announced today 40 displaced workers from the New River Castings Plant will be moved to the Radford Foundry -- the plant that is adjacent to New River Castings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/March 6;]


Intermet will also continue to pay health benefits for out of work employees until further notice. Any vacation pay that employees have accrued up until now will be paid immediately. This news now answers many questions employees were asking themselves after last Sunday's explosion at the plant.
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[Live=Kate full/Newsroom]


The big question -- what is the future of the plant? -- that might not be answered for some time.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Kate/Newsroom]


A company spokesman says officials are still assessing the damage, and are looking into exactly which gas set off the explosion.


[Blacksburg-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-59 55:06]
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Blacksburg police say it was a 21 year old Virginia Tech student who gave birth to the baby boy found dead in a dumpster on Saturday.
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Officials are not releasing the woman's name and so far have not filed any charges.
Police discovered the baby after attending to a woman who had given birth. A trail of blood lead officials to the dumpster.
Authorities say the police department has received dozens of phone calls from the community.
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[SOT 3:10:32]
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((LT. BRUCE BRADBERY/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPT.: WE'VE RECEIVED CALLS FROM AS FAR AWAY AS ROANOKE. PEOPLE WANT TO MAKE SURE THE BABY GETS A PROPER BURIAL.))
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[VO-NAT]

So far officials have not determined whether the baby was born alive or not. A toxicology report due later this week may answer that question.
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[Allen]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-05 13:39]
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George Allen today officially launched his race for the U-S Senate seat now held by two-term Democrat Chuck Robb.


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(( Roanoke was Allen's first stop in a five-stop tour of the state.
For all the Republican party faithful gathered to witness Allen's announcement, it was INDEPENDENT Virgil Goode whose appearance got the most attention.
The life- long Democrat turned independent made more than an appearance, it was an outright endorsement.
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[IN Q=I look forward]

((I LOOK FORWARD ON ELECTION DAY TO VOTE FOR GEORGE F. ALLEN FOR U.S. SENATE, A GREAT VIRGINIAN AND SOMEONE WHO'LL MAKE A GREAT U.S. SENATOR.))
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It was not the first G-O-P gathering Goode's attended. Though he has aligned himself with the Republican caucus in the House, Goode stopped short of embracing the party in his bid for a third term in Congress.
Nevertheless Goode was embraced by this throng of like-minded conservatives as one of their own.
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((VIRGIL, IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US. SUSAN, OF COURSE, SAID "I JUST LOVE TO HEAR HIM TALK."))
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[@ 8:55:35] ((AND LET ME SAY HOW PROUD I AM AND HONORED I AM THAT YOU'RE STANDING WITH ME AS WE EMBARK ON THIS U.S. SENATE CAMPAIGN.))
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Allen even went so far as to endorse Goode's re-election as an independent.
The former governor and his wife were under the impression Goode was on board for at least the second stop on the tour: Arlington.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And you think]

((AND YOU THINK THAT THAT PLAYS JUST AS WELL OUTSIDE THE FIFTH OR SIXTH DISTRICTS. I THINK IT PLAYS WELL EVERYWHERE. I GUARANTEE YOU THIS WILL BE NEWS EVERYWHERE IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
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Allen pledged to improve education, protect social security and reduce taxes.
Though he never mentioned his opponent by name, he showed he's ready to point up his philosophical differences with Senator Robb.
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[IN Q=He has proposed]

((HE HAS PROPOSED RAISING GASOLINE TAXES BY 50 CENTS A GALLON, EVERY TIME YOU FILL UP FOR GAS. IF IT WERE UP TO HIM, YOU'D ALREADY BE PAYING $2.00 A GALLON FOR GAS.))
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Robb's gas tax proposal in 1993 was designed to encourage energy conservation[Rustburg]


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School officials in Campbell County searched a high school student for a gun -- but found nothing.
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The Rustburg High School principal says students spread a rumor that a boy had brought a gun to school. But they searched the young man's locker and backpack and found nothing. None of the students could say they'd actually spoken to the young man about the gun. But several called their parents and were allowed to go home early.
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[Camp-25]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A little girl visiting her father at a Botetourt County prison camp this weekend had to be rescued.
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Two-year-old Brianna Pontani choked on a piece of popcorn when she was visiting her father, an inmate at Camp 25 in Troutville.
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((SHE STILL WASN'T BREATHING AND HER MOUTH WAS PUFFED UP. WE DIDN'T KNOW WHETHER SHE WAS HOLDING HER BREATH OR STILL CHOKING.))
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[VO-NAT]

Officer Jerome Lovell gave the girl the Heimlich maneuver along with Officer Pat Fowler's help. The girl's father says she's doing fine, and now he's learned how to rescue a choking victim.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The mayor can't have the parade to himself .. not when he's running for re-election. The details are still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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((Standing here at this spot, I have cold chills and it scares me.))
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And a man shot on a busy street... in the broad daylight wonders why... as police try to determine who did it.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[NOTE: ANCHOR TAG]
You hear of it in larger cities- shootings sparked by road rage- but it happened here in Roanoke just a few weeks ago in the middle of the day.
It didn't get much public attention then, but as Jean Jadhon explains, it changed the victim's life ... for the worse.
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(( IT EXITED RIGHT BELOW THE HEART.
The bullet went through Ricky McGuire's shirt missing his chest- then it struck his arm going in one side and exiting out the other-
He has the blood stained shirt- and the bullet wounds to show for it. IT ENTERED HERE AND WENT THROUGH AND EXITED OUT THIS.
It happened in broad daylight-
Ricky McGuire had just walked off of Williamson Road and started down Courtney Avenue-
At the same time- a faded gray or silver car was coming the other way-
Ricky says he stepped into the car's path by mistake- when a passenger in the car began shouting- MCGUIRE: SOMETHING LIKE YOU WHITIE, THAT'S ALL I HEARD. I SEEN A GUY POINTED AT ME LIKE THIS AND I SEE THE EXPRESSION ON THE GUYS FACE AND I SAW A PUFF OF SMOKE COMING OUT AND MY ARM FLEW UP JUST LIKE THAT.
The car sped off and so did Ricky heading for home- and then the hospital.
He waited an hour to call police- Detectives say that makes the case tough-
The tough part for Ricky is knowing the shooter is still out there. JEAN JADHON: THIS IS QUIET RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE KIDS COME OUT AND PLAY, BUT SINCE THE SHOOTING RICKY SAYS HE'S AFRAID AND MANY PARENTS ARE KEEPING THEIR CHILDREN CLOSER TO HOME. I STILL HAVE NIGHTMARES ABOUT IT IT'S REALLY CHANGED MY LIFE. I DON'T GO OUTSIDE NOWADAYS. LT. BILL ALTHOFF/ROANOKE POLICE: THIS ONE WAS UNUSUAL BY ITS LOCATION AND ITS TIME. Lieutenant Althoff is working the case- WE HAVE NOT SEEN ANY OTHER EVENTS THAT RELATE TO RACIAL TENSIONS AND INDEED THIS CAR WAS APPARENTLY JUST PASSING THROUGH THE AREA.
It's an area Ricky may not call home for much longer. He plans to move to the country and says he's just thankful to be alive.
JJ News 7.))
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The suspect is described as a black male wearing a (foo-boo) "Fubu" cap. [Next Page]
The car is a late 70s or early eighties mid sized sedan- it's a faded gray or silver color.
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[Bloomberg]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-53 1:51:42]
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We are introducing a new index in our nightly stock report, the Bloomberg-News 7 Local Stock Index.
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[VO-NAT]


It is a list of stocks created to measure our region's economy.
The News 7 Index is administered by Bloomberg News, which provides financial information to thousands of customers in dozens of countries.
Tomorrow, we will explain the index in greater detail.
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[Pinnacle page]
You can view the index, and its performance, at any time by logging onto our home page at WDBJ-7-dot-com. Go to News, and click the Bloomberg icon.
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Blue Chips gained ground, but most stocks went the other way today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow rose 18 points .. NASDAQ fell 141 .. and the Bloomberg-News 7 local index lost a point.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=99-56 1:27:18]
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The Martinsville B-B and T Bank office is virtually giving away its third floor space rent-free.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


This nine thousand square foot area is now ready for any high tech business.
They need only pay one dollar a year.
The mayor of Martinsville announced the deal to attract more jobs to the area hit hard by unemployment
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[SOT 15:29:35]
[IN Q=We have a ]

((MARK CRABTREE/MARTINSVILLE MAYOR: WE HAVE A LOT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES ALREADY HERE. WE NEED MORE AND WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE PROVIDE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR STABLE AND LONG TERM JOBS.))
[SOT 15:26:30]

((BRUCE VALLEY/BB&T REGIONAL PRES.: WE BRING IN A NEW COMPANY WE ADD TO THE PAY ROLLS, WE PUT PEOPLE TO WORK. THE BANK PROSPERS.))
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This deal could mean dozens of new information technology jobs.
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[Tobacco-Bliley]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-57 1:14:10]
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He has at times been the biggest single recipient of tobacco money in Washington.
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[SUPER=03-Washington/Wednesday]


After all, Congressman Tom Bliley represents thousands of Philip Morris workers in the Richmond area.
So will his retirement from Congress at the end of this term hurt tobacco interests?
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[SOT 01:17:46]
[IN Q=Most likely]

((REP. VIRGIL GOODE/I-FIFTH DISTRICT: MOST LIKELY. WE DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL FOLLOW. BUT TOM, THEY COULDN'T HAVE A BETTER FRIEND IN OUR PART OF THE STATE THAN TOM BLILEY.))
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As chairman of the House Commerce Committee, Bliley even had a pipe painted in to his hand in his official portrait.
He blocked Congressional action against the tobacco industry for a few years-- but released thousands of industry documents onto the Internet when they became part of national settlement negotiations.
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[Parade-Howard]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
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[GRAPHIC=St. Patrick's Day]


Politics will be on parade this Saturday in downtown Roanoke.
On the advice of the city attorney, the Roanoke Special Events Committee has invited City Council candidates to participate in Saint Patrick's Day festivities.
Independent Candidate for mayor, Duane Howard, had asked to be included in the parade, because incumbent Mayor David Bowers was scheduled to appear.
Though parade officials initially denied Howard's request, City Attorney Bill Hackworth wrote that he did not b

elieve the committee could prohibit parade participants from promoting political or social causes.[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Coming up in sports here on News 7 - Dan Marino officially retires from the NFL. And we'll begin disecting the Madness that accompanies March with words from Charlottesville and
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the Liberty University campus, where the Lady Flames are dancing for the third straight year.
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-55 1:33:36]
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The UVa men's basketball team opens the NIT against Georgetown while the women begin NCAA tournament play against Pepperdine Friday. Steve Mason has the good and the bad.
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((Some of the Lady Cavaliers energy and bounce will have to come from within. The UVa students are on spring break. Debbie Ryan played both coach and promoter during her Monday news conference as a Friday St. Patty's day NCAA Mideast Region opener against Pepperdine draws closer. ((DEBBIE RYAN/17TH STRAIGHT NCAA APPEARANCE:I CAN'T PROMISE GREEN BEER BUT, MAYBE WE CAN GET SCOTT WARNER AT WJC TO SEE WHAT HE CAN DO. ANYWAY, WE REALLY WANT YOU GUYS OUT THERE AND PUTTING LOTS OF FANS IN THE STANDS AT UNIVERSITY HALL.))

The regular season ACC champs lost in the second round in 1998, the first round last year, a trend these ladies feel is over with their high four seed and home court advantage where UVa doesn't have to pack it's bags until the sweet 16. ((LISA HOSAC/UVA SENIOR FORWARD:IT'S IN OUR HANDS THIS YEAR WHERE AS THE PAST WE'VE REALLY HAD TO DO SOMETHING SPECIAL TO GO ON BUT THIS YEAR WE GOT WHAT WE WANTED, WE COULDN'T ASK FOR A BETTER DRAW.))
While the women were quite open about their goals, the UVa men's team closed practice after being snubbed by the NCAA.)) ((PETE GILLEN/UVA MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH:WE'RE DISAPPOINTED WE DID NOT MAKE THE NCAA TOURNAMENT. WE FELT LIKE WE DESERVED IT, MAINLY BECAUSE OF OUR 9 AND 7 CONFERENCE RECORD.)) ((ROGER MASON/UVA FRESHMAN FORWARD:WE DON'T WANT TO LOOK AT THE SELECTION COMMITTEE, WE HAD A CHANCE TO SOLIDIFY A NCAA TOURNAMENT BID AND WE DIDN'T DO IT, SO INSTEAD OF PLACING THE BLAME WE NEED TO LOOK AT OURSELVES.)) ((STEVE MASON:UVA HAS MET GEORGETOWN JUST TWICE IN THE LAST TWO DECADES, THE LAST TIME WAS 1991. THEN THEIR WAS THE 1983 GAME THAT MATCHED RALPH SAMPSON AGAINST PATRICK EWING. BY THE WAY UVA WON THAT GAME. TIP OFF WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN THE

NIT OPENER IS SET FOR SEVEN PM. IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, STEVE MASON NEWS SEVEN SPORTS.))[S-Liberty]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-54 tc 1:48:32]
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The Lady Flames are headed to Louisiana for their fourth straight ticket to the big dance.
Liberty is playing 15th ranked LSU on the Tigers' home court.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


First year Liberty coach Carey Green has had some experience with LSU and says his team matches up well with the Tigers.
He says both team have good guards, but the Flames are going to need to perfect their game plan to have a chance on Friday.
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Coach Green put in a new offense and defense when he joined Liberty.
The Flames are getting the hang of as they are on an eleven game win streak, fifth longest in the nation.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Tech women will open thier postseason activity in the women's NIT on Thursday night at Cassell Coliseum against Georgia State. The game will tipoff at seven Thursday night. Ga. State is fron the Trans America Athletic Conference.

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[GO TO PINNACLE PAGE AFTERNOON] And if you're already looking ahead to Thursday when the men's madness begins in the NCAA tournament, here's what we believe the schedule of games will be here on Your Hometown Station. The Thursday afternoon session will have Kentucky opening things up against St. Bonaventure at 12:20. Then that game will be followed by the Syracuse-Samford contest. Samford is the second best three point shooting team in the nation. You also will see plenty of the LSU-Southeast Missouri State game.
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[GO TO PINNACLE NIGHT] Then on Thursday night covergae begins at 7:30 from CBS sports with Maryland and Iona tipped off their game at 7:55. The later game will St. Johns hooking up with Northern Arizona and of course you will get plenty of bonus coverage.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Dan Marino officially retired from the NFL this morning after 17 record setting seasons as the Miami Dolphins quarterback. He leaves the game with 420 touchdown passes and no regrets.
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At the age of 38 Marino holds virtually every career mark in the NFL record book.

The Dolphins plan to retire his jersey and erect a statue in his likeness in his honor.[S-Dale]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[wipe to eng!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hampton, GA/ABC-Yesterday; :00]

One guy who is NOT contemplating retirement is Dale Earnhardt. Yesterday the Intimidator came from his 35th starting position and won the Cracker Barrel 500 by inches of Bobby Labonte. The margin of victory was officially 9 one thousandths of a second. The win is also noteworthy for another reason, it marks Earnhardt's 75th career Winston Cup victory.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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School bomb threats are often the work of pranksters.
But some are concerned that one school system's policy won't hold up - if a threat is real.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Jean/Newsroom]

Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom with more.
[Live=Jean Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Jean1;]


Keith last week we told you that Halifax County Schools' bomb threat policy...
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keeps students inside the school... and behind locked doors after a threat has been made.
But some parents and students say that by not evacuating - schools are sending safety to the wayside.
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Tonight - they have their chance to speak out before the county's School Board. We'll tell you what happens - and what the board has to say,
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on News 7 at 11.

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