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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:

They still don't know who they'd be working for, but things look promising for more than a thousand prospective employees in Christiansburg. A LIVE report will explain that in a moment.
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And they fought over who runs the National Reform Party... today in a Lynchburg courtroom. We'll sort out the players and the issues.
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Tonight on News 7 sports, George Lynch and the Barber Twins have joined forces to help even more youth in the Roanoke Valley this coming summer.
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And Rusty Wallace talks about returning to Bristol this weekend to defend his title in the Food City 500.
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Clouds, fog, and even some isolated drizzle are in the offing tonight, but tomorrow clears out and paves the way for a nice couple of days, details coming up. [open]
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Thousands of Echostar job hopefuls COULD get their wish.
The city competing with Christiansburg declares it's not pursuing the project.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Echostar]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Workers from all over the New River Valley turned out last month to show a major telecommunications employer they were ready and able to fill 12-hundred jobs.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Marya/Microwave]


Tonight, Marya Jones says there's still hope for them.
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Keith, local economic developers say they're "encouraged" by their negotiations with a telecommunications company they still refuse to name.
And they may have a good reason to feel that way.
Their main competitor for EchoStar's new customer service center says it hasn't been actively pursuing the deal.
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[VO-NAT]


Economic development officials in McAllen, Texas say the inbound EchoStar call center is not exactly what they've been looking for.
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But it's just what more than two-thousand workers in the New River Valley were looking for last month. That's how many people showed up at a jobs expo to introduce the company to the area's workforce.
If the company DOES locate its inbound call center here, officials say it plans to hire 12-hundred workers ... at least several hundred of them immediately.
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[Live=Marya Full/Microwave]
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This doesn't mean the call center is a "done deal."
But a source tells us the company has narrowed down potential locations to two sites in Christiansburg.
In the following days to one week from now, officials say they're optimistic they may be able to announce a big new employer.

Keith?[Reform-Party]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-56 1:36:35]
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Ross Perot's grassroots political party is now having to deal with a little crabgrass.
The question of who really controls the Reform Party of America is being decided this week in Lynchburg's federal court.
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Steve Smallshaw has been following the case today.. Steve, who's fighting for what here?
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Keith, it basically boils down to Ross Perot versus Jesse Ventura.. the old guard of the Reform Party versus the new..
At stake is the future of the third party movement and about 15 million dollars in federal funding.
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((WILL THE REAL LEADERS OF THE REFORM PARTY PLEASE STAND UP?))
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Easier said than done.
Jack Gargan claims he's still chairman of the independent party, but Pat Choate says HE's the real leader.
Regardless, the movement founded by billionaire Ross Perot eight years ago is now in danger of collapsing on itself, the victim of infighting among its party leaders.
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That battle reached a peak during a raucous meeting in Nashville last month, as Perot supporters ousted party chai
rman Jack Gargan, an ally of Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura.


Now Gargan and his supporters claim that Nashville meeting was held illegally and the vote to remove him doesn't count.
It's now up to a federal judge to decide who's really in charge.
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((PAT CHOATE/CURRENT REFORM PARTY CHAIRMAN: THE JUDGE HAS THE FINAL SAY IN THIS AND OF COURSE, I'M PREPARED TO ACCEPT WHATEVER DECISION THE JUDGE MAKES.))
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[OUT Q=the judge makes.]
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((JACK GARGAN/OUSTED REFORM PARTY CHAIRMAN: AND I THINK WHEN THIS IS ALL OVER, YOU WILL SEE OUR SIDE JUMP UP WITH THE THUMBS UP. BECAUSE IT'S LOOKING GOOD ALREADY AND WE'VE HARDLY EVEN GOTTEN STARTED. THE RIGHT ANSWERS, I DON'T THINK, ARE COMING OUT FROM THEIR SIDE.))
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The battle is being closely monitored by both factions of the party and the media, but at least one member feels there's no such thing as bad publicity.
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((RAY CHOTE/REFORM PARTY MEMBER: SOME PEOPLE SAY 'WELL, THE PARTY'S A JOKE', HOWEVER, YOU DON'T TAKE A COMEDIAN'S WORK AND PUT HIM ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE PAPER.))
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[White]


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A Lynchburg jury couldn't reach a verdict in the murder trial of Norman Douglas White.
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White was charged with breaking into this home on Stuart Street last July and fatally shooting Morris Anthony.
The owner of the house took the stand yesterday and identified White as the killer.
But defense attorneys claimed it was a case of mistaken identity.
The five- man, seven- woman jury deliberated a total of three hours before informing the judge they were hopelessly deadlocked.
The judge declared a mistrial.
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[Bomb-Threats]


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[WRITER=mjo]
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Two Pulaski County High School students were arrested today and charged with making a bomb threat.
Investigators say the two boys phoned in the threat to school on March 16th.
The high school has been plagued by recent bomb threats.
12-students in all have been charged with making threats in the last month.
Investigators say the students could face up to 10 years in prison.

[Standoffs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Standoffs. Shots fired. Officers at risk.
The standoff Monday in Henry County is a good example of dangers a police officer or sheriff's deputy can face ... with no advance warning.
As Surae Chinn reports, the danger does not appear to be diminishing.
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It was 7 months ago, when a Southside man barricaded himself for 7 hours in a South Boston motel. This past Monday a Henry County man allegedly fired at deputies in a 9 hour standoff. The bullets came close, but didn't hit them, only their cars.
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((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: THESE TWO EVENTS HAVE MUCH IN COMMON. THEY BOTH BEGAN WHEN OFFICERS TRIED TO SERVE WARRANTS, AND THAN GUNFIRE ERUPTING. THESE TYPES OF SITUATIONS ARE BECOMING ALL TOO COMMON.))
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S GETTING MORE AND MORE DANGEROUS. SERVING JUST A ROUTINE MISDEMEANOR WARRANT. ))
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Lieutenant Rick Loftis says that's how he feels. He's the one who attempted to serve a warrant in that September standoff.
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((LT. RICK LOFTIS/SOUTH BOSTON POLICE: SHOTS FIRED LATER AT ONE OF THE SPECIAL AGENTS. IT CAME PRETTY CLOSE TO HIM.))
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That special agent he's talking about is Larry Bishop. Who is thankful to be alive today.
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((LARRY BISHOP/SPECIAL AGENT: YOU'RE LUCKY. BECAUSE IT IS LUCK. I MEAN A FEW INCHES EITHER WAY COULD HAVE BEEN A GREAT DIFFERENCE IN WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY.))
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Both events ended peacefully, but there's not guarantee that's how it will end the next time.
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((LT. RICK LOFTUS/SOUTH BOSTON POLICE: WHEN YOU GET UP TO GO TO WORK IN THE MORNING, YOU KNOW THAT THERE'S ALWAYS THAT CHANCE))
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And when that chance occurs, these men say it's training that helps them prepare for the violence that can no longer be considered unexpected. Surae Chinn, News 7.
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Roanoke: "small and old?" Still ahead, we'll hear one exchange student's opinion.
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And it's a dirty business, and business is good at the regional landfill. What that could mean for landfill rates, next.
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Four years after some commercial waste haulers diverted trash from the Smith Gap Landfill, the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority remains on firm financial ground.
Today, the board approved a budget that anticipates higher revenues, and NO increase in tipping fees.
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Business is good at the transfer station in Roanoke. The resource authority is now ahead of estimates by 12- thousand tons for the current budget year... and officials expect a moderate increase in revenues next year as well.
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((ALLAN ROBINSON/AUTHORITY BOARD CHAIRMAN: I THINK THEY'VE DONE A GREAT JOB OF OVERCOMING WHAT WAS A SEVERE DEFICIT OF THE AMOUNT OF TONNAGE THAT WE WERE BRINGING IN HERE. AND THEY HAD TO DO A GOOD BIT OF PARING BACK AND WHITTLING AND CHANGED SOME THINGS. AND THEY DID THAT VERY NICELY I THOUGHT.))
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Landfill tipping fees will remain at 55 dollars a ton for private haulers, and officials say they hope to avoid any increases for the next few years.
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[Bloomberg]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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You may have noticed News 7's stock report is presenting a new index. We've been doing it for the last week and a half.
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The Bloomberg W-D-B-J- -7 Stock Index tracks the performance of 41 companies that have a major presence in this region.
It monitors the progress of such companies as Norfolk Southern, General Electric, and Kroger.
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((JAY IRONS/CATAWBA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT: THE STOCKS THAT ARE IN THE INDEX THAT YA'LL ARE USING ARE COMPANIES THAT I WOULD CALL 'OLDER' ECONOMY COMPANIES. YOU DON'T HAVE AS MANY HIGH- TECH FIRMS, AS YOU DON'T HAVE IN THIS AREA. SO, IT'S A PRETTY GOOD PREDICTOR OF THE BUSINESS ACTIVITY.))
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Irons says the index helps market watchers track down financial data that meets their specific needs-- whether it's in the Roanoke Valley or most anywhere else in the world.
You can catch it every day right here on News 7 at six.
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You can also find it on our website at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.
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More gainers that losers on Wall Street, but that didn't help the Dow. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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It fell 41 points, but NASDAQ rose 153, and the Bloomberg-News 7 local index climbed almost a point.
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Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital puts an extra 45-thousand-dollars worth of handholding into their medical procedures. Community is the only hospital with a child life specialist to prepare both you and your child. Doctors say the extra attention could mean your child will need fewer drugs. Tina Tenret follows Lauren Dalton and her mother to surgery to show us this specialist's impact.
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(( Only a few hours left before Lauren Dalton's first surgery. She's having her tooth removed. But thanks to this child life specialist, Lauren will be a pro.
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((JANICE ZACK/CHILD LIFE SPECIALIST: CAN YOU TRY THAT ON, SEE IF IT HURTS OR ANYTHING. DOESN'T, DOES IT. BET IT SMELLS A LITTLE FUNNY. THIS IS A BREATHING THING.)) [RUNS15]
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Janice Zack bring not only props, but pictures, too.
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((ZACK: DO YOU SEE ANYTHING IN THIS ROOM THAT SCARES YOU, OR THAT YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT? UH, UMMM, WHAT IS THAT STUFF IN THE ROOM? butt butt butt ZACK: CHILDREN NEED REPETITION. THEY NEED TO HEAR THINGS OVER AND OVER AGAIN. THEY NEED TO BE ABLE TO ASK QUESTIONS AND THEY MAY EVEN ASK THE SAME QUESTIONS OVER AND OVER AGAIN JUST TO BE SURE THEY GET THE SAME ANSWER. SO IF THEY GET A DIFFERENT ANSWER FROM DIFFERENT PEOPLE, THERE GOES TRUST.)) [RUNS18]
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Seems she won over little Lauren.
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((LAUREN DALTON/PATIENT: BECAUSE THEY MADE ME FEEL BETTER AND I SAW ALL THE THINGS THEY WERE GOING TO DO TO ME AND IT MADE ME BETTER. butt butt butt SHE'S DEFINITELY MORE CALM THAN I AM AT THIS POINT BECAUSE THIS IS THE FIRST SURGERY ANY OF MY CHILDREN HAVE GONE THROUGH.)) [RUNS11]
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But the child life specialist takes care of parents, too -- with a full library, refrigerator, and social calendar. She also urges them to ask questions too.
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[IN Q=WHENEVER]

((ZACK: WHENEVER THEY COME TO A HOSPITAL THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO REQUIRE INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO THEIR CHILDREN AT THE CHILDREN'S LEVEL.)) [RUNS10]
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((nat sot from getting wheeled out))

[RUNS02] Now it's time -- Lauren and her mother head to the operating room. In every room they are cushioned by toys and distractions. Wen it's all over, the child life specialist will talk to Lauren again, making sure the surgery went just as she promised. Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke))




[Japan-Students]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=tte]
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Japanese exchange students got to meet the mayor today..
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[SOT 9:27:45]
[IN Q=WELCOME]

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: WELCOME. PLEASE TELL ME YOUR NAME. IS YOUR ENGLISH PRETTY GOOD? WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE THE MAYOR OF ROANOKE?))
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The Roanoke mayor's office was the first stop for these high school kids from Sapporo, Japan. Then, after presents and picture snapping, it was off to the city market... where local students explained Easter eggs. The Japanese were surprised at the city's history.
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((IN SAPPORO IT'S VERY NEW AND BIG. HERE IT IS SMALL AND OLD.))
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A Japanese company in Botetourt called Dynax America is sponsoring the group. They are staying with Botetourt students. Next week they head for Washington, D-C.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, the defending race champ is anxious to again tame the Bristol bowl. Jordan says he's through selling stuff.
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And George Lynch take a spin with a new CD rom designed to enhance his annual summer camp here in the Star City.
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[GRAPHIC=George Lynch]


Three of Roanoke's favoirte sons are now on the same team. Steve Mason has more on how Ronde and Tiki Barber and George Lynch have joined forces for kids.
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[SUPER=01-George Lynch/76ers Forward; :40]
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((All Star Clinics of the Roanoke Valley founders Richard Goodpasture and Walt Derey have announced that George Lynch's basketball camp is now in a partnership with All Star Clinics. ((WALT DEREY:))
Lynch will continue running his basketball camp while the Barbers will carry on with their football clinics. The Partnership means Lynch will join the twins in the Hanging Rock golf tournament fund raiser this June. Lynch and mentor Joe Gaither are also members of the all star clinics board. ((STEVE BOWERY/ALL STARS CLINICS FOUNDER:)) ((JOE GAITHER:INNER CITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION:))
Lynch has also developed George Lynch's Summer Camp 2000, his own CD that promotes his Roanoke camp. Each one of his campers will receive the disc which enables them to follow his career. There is a bio section where the kids can access his stats. There's a fan club area and action shots of Lynch playing for the 76ers, along with words from Will Smith on Big George.)) ((LYNCH'S CAMP WILL AGAIN TIP OFF AT PATRICK HENRY HIGH SCHOOL WHILE THE ALL STAR FOOTBALL CLINICS MOVES BACK TO RIVERS EDGE SPORTS COMPLEX. THE CAMPS BOTH RUN FROM JUNE 26TH THROUGH THE 30TH AND DON'T BE SURPRISED IF LYNCH IS A GUEST SPEAKER AT THE FOOTBALL CLINIC AND THE BARBERS PAY HIS HOOPS CAMP A VISIT IN THIS NEW PARTNERSHIP. STEVE MASON NEWS 7 SPORTS))

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-53 15555TC]
[GRAPHIC=MEN'S FINALFOUR]

The March Madness returns to Your Hometown Station, WDBJ-7, tomorrow night with two games from the balanced Midwest region.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 7511] Early in the evening at 7:30 the Palace in Auburn Hills plays host to the Syracuse - Michigan State matchup. Then the second game has 6th seeded UCLA taking on 2nd seed Iowa State. The Cyclones aren't full of superstars, just full of confidence.
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[SUPER=01-Marcus Fizer/Iowa State's Player of the Year; :00]

((MARCUS FIZER: WE DON'T CHANGE OUR GAME PLAN FOR NOBODY. WE WON'T CHANGE OUR GAME PLAN EVEN IF WE WERE PLAYING THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THE SAME GAME PLAN NO MATTER WHO IT IS WE ARE PLAYING IN THIS TOURNAMENT.))
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 7512] And don't forget about Friday night when we will have the Tennessee-Carolina game at 7:30 followed by Duke and Florida right here on Your Hometown Station.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=UVA FOOTBALL]


The Virginia Cavaliers football team opened spring practice today. In the off-season head coach George Welsh made a number of subtle changes to his coaching staff, but he hasn't changed many of his policies. Practices are still closed at UVa and that means media and fans alike will have to wait until the spring game next month to get a glimpse of the Cavs.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-63 325TC]
[GRAPHIC=RUSTY WALLACE]


Rusty Wallace wrapped up two days of testing at the Martinsville Speedway this afternoon. Thursday night he will arrive back in Bristol as the race's defending champ and the man who won the pole for the Food City 500 a year ago.
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And a successful test session on the concrete two weeks ago has Rusty thinking he can dominate again this weekend.
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((RUSTY WALLACE: I FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT. I WENT UP THERE A FEW WEEKS AGO AND BROKE MY OWN RECORD. I MADE NINE 30 LAPS RUNS, WHICH IS A LOT OF RUNING OUT THERE. I THINK WE DID TEN QUALIFYING RUNS, SO I FEEL REAL GOOD ABOUT MY CHANCES FOR A POLE, A NEW TRACK RECORD AND A VICTORY.))
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[OUT Q=...and a victory."]
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Sp-53 tc 1:55:16]
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Air Jordan will spend less time on the airwaves.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Commercial;]


Michael Jordan is getting out of the business of product endorsements.
Jordan has told the endorsement companies to gradually work in new campaigns.
The part owner of the Washington Wizards says he now considers himself a basketball executive and businessman ranther than a product endorser.
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