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Coming up on News 7-
A case of meningitis for one Radford University student.
New jobs are coming to Southside.
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Plus High Techs go Low on the market- Reaction to today's record LOW day.
And it's the rollerbladers in Blue- patrolling streets a sea away.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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Ouch- on Wall Street in a record LOSING day.
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((GETTING KILLED.)) ((YOU SHOULD SEE WHAT'S GOING ON IT'S A BLOOD BATH TODAY.))
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[OUT Q=blood bath today.]
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Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq lose in record setting numbers.
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[Wall-Street]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Bears have growled on Wall Street- as Wall Street apparently hits a Wall.
When it was over this is how it looked-
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD] [1002 ess]
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted some 616 points- losing more than five and half percent. [1003ess]
The loss on Nasdaq even more dramatic- down more than 355 points - almost ten percent. [WIPE TO ENG]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think the mood...]
[SUPER=01-Chris Dixon/Paine Webber; :03]
[SUPER=01-Scott Bleier/Prime Charter, Ltd; :21]
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[non standard outcue! quick out and double out!]
[OUT Q=never easy go]

((CHRIS DIXON/PAINE WEBBER: I THINK THE MOOD IS SOMEWHAT A COMBINATION OF SHOCK. NO ONE THOUGHT IT WOULD HAPPEN QUITE AS QUICKLY AS IT HAPPENED AND A REAL SENSE THAT THIS GOOD NEWS. WE NEEDED THIS, IT'S KIND OF BLOWING OFF SOME STEAM.
Tech stocks suffered the biggest blow-
Scott Bleier's hot stock screen at Prime Charter today showed a sea of red ink and down arrows. SCOTT BLEIER/PRIME CHARTER: THE TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN MARKET VALUE THAT WAS VIRTUALLY CREATED OUT OF NOWHERE OVER THE PAST SIX MONTHS HAS BASICALLY EVAPORATED.
Among those in the TEch slaughterhouse- The Optical Networking company, Sycamore down 75 percent since last month- Ariba, a Business to business e-commerce company, down 68 percent and a Broadban Modem company called Terrayon- down 67 percent.
For once confident Tech stocks in a fast growing industry- today's drop has taken the wind out of the buying sails. BLEIER: IT'S ALMOST EASY COME EASY GO, BUT WHEN PEOPLE ARE LOSING MONEY IT'S NEVER EASY GO.))

[Roanoke-Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The events on Wall Street made for a busy day at A-G Edwards in Roanoke.
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[IN Q=Today you had]

((TODAY YOU HAD MANY MORE SELLERS THAN BUYERS, AND THAT'S WHY THE MARKET WAS FORCED DOWN. BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, THE MARKET LIFTED A LITTLE BIT AND ALL ALONG THE WAY, IN EVERY TRADE, THERE WAS A BUYER FOR EVERY SELLER. [:12] WE'LL KNOW IN A FEW DAYS IF THIS IS THE BOTTOM OR IF THERE'S MORE TO COME.))
[SUPER=01-George Brammer/Stock Broker]
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[OUT Q=more to come.]
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[SS=Hold]


Brammer says only one of the investors he heard from today wanted to sell.


[Meningitis]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jha]
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A 19-year-old Radford University student is being treated for meningitis at a Richmond area hospital.
He left the University on April 7, and became sick while at home.
He's in stable condition.
Health officials say there are no other confirmed meningitis cases in the area, and they are working with the University to identify persons who have been in contact with the student and may be at risk.
Meningitis can only be spread by close, prolonged or intimate contact.
It can be fatal-- a 15 month old Pulaski County child died last month and a Radford University professor died in September.

[New-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Two companies announced today they are expanding into Henry County and Martinsville.
And that will mean more jobs at time when hundreds are unemployed.
Joy Sutton has details.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville;00]
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(( Nationwide Homes -- says it will create 170 new jobs within the next 30 months when it expands its current facility in Martinsville -- making it the first company to take advantage of the city's free rent for jobs initiative at Rives Road Industrial park.
Governor Jim Gilmore and the state-- gave 150-thousand dollars -- to provide the land grading.
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[IN Q=Jobs are the]

((GOVERNOR JIM GILMORE: JOBS ARE THE LONG TERM SOLUTION FOR THIS COMMUNITY. MY GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE THE ECONOMY HERE IS DIVERSE, AND THAT WE HAVE NO DEPENDENCY OF JUST ONE INDUSTRY)) [RUNS10]
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[nat sound of clapping Nylstar]
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((NAT SOT OF CLAPPING AT NYLSTAR))

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A textile yarn production company is also expanding into Southside.
Nylstar announced its plans to purchase Amfibe -- and expand and renovate the current facility.
The company is making a 44 million dollar investment and creating 50 new jobs.
The project should be complete around March of 2001.
Martinsville City Manager Earl Reynolds -- says these are signs that area is on the path to economic recovery.
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((EARL REYNOLS/MARTINSVILLE CITY MGR.: I BELIEVE IN VERY SHORT ORDER THE PLANE IS GOING TO PULL-UP AND WE'RE GOING TO RISE TO THE ALTITUDE WHERE WE WERE BEFORE THE TULTEX BANKRUPTCY OF DECEMBER 99)) [RUNS10]
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING: THERE MAY BE MORE GOOD NEWS ON THE WAY FOR THE JOBLESS IN HENRY CO. AND MARTINSVILLE. OFFICIALS TELL ME THAT AT LEAST THREE OTHER MANUFACTURING COMPANIES ARE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING COMING TO THE AREA. JOY SUTTON,N7 HENRY COUNTY)) [RUNS12]
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[Plane-Crash]


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A small plane crashed today in the Shenandoah National Park.
Only one person was on board the Cessna when it disappeared from radar just after noon.
Around four this afternoon, a state police helicopter spotted the wreckage in the Trayfoot Mountain area of Augusta County.
Rugged terrain has made it difficult for search and rescue teams to reach the crash site.
The plane was leased by an Augusta County resident who's name has not been released.
It is unknown if the pilot survived.

[460-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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An accident on Route 60 near Buena Vista sent some 40 cows running into the woods.
No humans were injured, but authorities had to round up to run-away animals.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The eastbound lanes of Route 460 are reopened tonight near Montvale.
That's where a tractor trailer ran into a car earlier today.
One person was hurt.
Authorities say charges are pending.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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The Miami relatives of Elian Gonzalez ask for more delays.
Details are still ahead on News 7 at Eleven.
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And Virginia's tobacco crop MAY be used to make people HEALTHY.
Find out how when we return.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[OUT Q=....THE BIG 7."]

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office where the Virginia Cavaliers closed out spring practice tonight. A full report from Charlottesville is on the way. Plus, Salem's Charlie Morgan steps down to take on a new challenge in Tennessee. And Jeremy Mayfield tames Talladega in qualifying. All that and more tonight on the Big 7.))
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[Cuba-Boy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Miami relatives of Elian Gonzalez are asking that no action be taken in the case over Easter week.
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[SUPER=03-Miami, FL]


The boy's great uncle wrote a letter to the government making the request.
Meanwhile the government is reminding the great uncle that he has no legal custody over the boy, but government officials say they won't take Elian for the next few days while the case is being appealed in court.
That added to the frustration for the boy's father-
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((HE IS VERY VERY DISAPPOINTED. HE BELIEVE HE WOULD HAVE SEEN HIS SON YESTERDAY.))
[SUPER=01-Joan Brown Campbell/Father's Spokeswoman;]
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Yesterday a federal appeals court handed down an injunction preventing Elian from leaving the country for now.
Justice Department lawyers say they'll agree to the travel ban in exchange for a court order requiring the Miami relatives to turn the boy over.
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[Letourneau]


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The 16-year old who had two children with his former teacher has filed the school district.
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(Vil-ee foo-Low) Vili Fualaau says the district failed to protect him from the sexual advances of May Kay Latourneau- Now he and his mother want at least one million dollars from the school district near Seattle.
They want compensation for Foo-LOW's emotional suffering, lost wages and the cost of raising the two children he had with his former teacher.
38-year old Letourneau is currently serving a seven and half year sentence for child rape.
(foo-Low) Fualaau was just 13 when the first of his two daughters was born.
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[Bedford-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The head of a local civil rights group says it's time Bedford County stopped supporting racist organizations with taxpayer money.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Jack Mills is the president of the Bedford chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
They're suing eight Bedford County officials over 35- thousand dollars the county gave to the local Moose Lodge to improve its ballfields.
The S-C-L-C says the Lodge refuses to accept minority members.
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((JACK MILLS/BEDFORD SCLC PRESIDENT: WE'RE GOING TO PUSH, WE ARE PUSHING. WE'VE GIVEN THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO CORRECT THEIR ERRORS AND STOP THEIR BLATANT DISCRIMINATION AND NOW WE'RE GOING TO SUE 'EM. NOT ONLY LOCALLY BUT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE 'EM IN FEDERAL COURT BEFORE IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE.))
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The suit seeks the return of the 35-thousand dollars plus ten thousand in damages.
County officials could not be reached for comment.
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[Tobacco]


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Tobacco grown in Virginia MAY be used to make people healthier ...
The group in charge of Virginia's tobacco settlement money learned about it today.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The settlement commission met with companies that say tobacco has a bright future in pharmaceuticals.
Researchers from CropTech and ToBio (TOE-BIO) are turning tobacco plant cells into life-saving vaccines and drugs.

They asked the commission for a chunk of money intended for tobacco-dependent communities.
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((CAROLE CRAMER/CROPTECH FOUNDER: WE BELIEVE THAT WITHIN THE DECADE THAT WE COULD ACTUALLY MATCH THE AMOUNT OF ACREAGE BEING GROWN FOR SMOKING PURPOSES TO BE USED FOR PHARMACEUTICAL OR VERY HEALTH-POSITIVE PURPOSES.))
[SUPER=01-Carole Cramer/CropTech Founder;]
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[OUT Q=health-positive purposes.]
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The commission approved 12-million dollars of Virginia's tobacco settlement money for a center to advance biotechnology research at Virginia Tech.
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[Henry-Arrests]


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Officals in Henry County say they've found those responsible for stealing five trucks full of furniture and other merchandise from local businesses.
Police in High Point, North Carolina arrested three people who were selling some of the loot from the back of one of the tractor-trailers they allegedly stole.
All five trucks and their contents have been recovered.
The vehicles and goods are valued at about 113-thousand dollars.

[Baugh]


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[TAPE#=00-03 TC1:41:47]
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A black lawyer who's defending a Ku Klux Klansmen who burned a cross in Carroll County is feeling some political heat in Richmond.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


David Baugh (BAW) took up the southwest Virginia cross burning case at the request of the American Civil Liberties Union.
His race drew attention to the case.
Now, anonymous leaflets are showing up around Richmond, blasting Baugh for representing Pennsylvania Klansman Barry Black.
Baugh's running for re-election to a Richmond school board seat.
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[TALENT=Jean]
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The A-C-L-U says whoever's responsible for the leaflets doesn't get the concept of freedom of speech.

[Censorship-Award]


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A Charlottesville group says the General Assembly and Rockingham County public schools don't get it either.
They won "Muzzle Awards" from the Thomas Jefferson Center for Free Expression.
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[VO-NAT]


The General Assembly took the dubious prize for banning a Confederate battle flag from license plates requested by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
The case is still pending in court.
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=None]


Rockingham's schools got "muzzled" for banning a pamphlet on banned books.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, Virgil Goode says he's made more money for Democrats than he ever took.
We'll hear from the Independent Congressman.
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[VO-NAT]


And you might call it the thin blue IN-line.
Check out these roller-cops and their Virginia connection later in the newscast.
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[Goode]


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Virgil Goode says all is going well in the Republican caucus in Washington.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Goode defected from the Democratic party in January, officially becoming an independent.
But his decision to caucus with the G-O-P won him a seat on the money committee.
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[SOT 10:27:16]
[IN Q=I'm glad]

((REP. VIRGIL GOODE/I-FIFTH DISTRICT: I'M GLAD TO BE ON THE VA-HUD SUBCOMMITTEE, AND TO HAVE SOME INPUT. I WANT TO SEE IMPROVED VETERANS' HEALTH CARE, AND THAT WOULD GIVE ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO PUSH FOR THAT. ))
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Fifth District Democrats say they hope Goode's decision to accept their campaign contributions over the years is "haunting him" and "eating away at his conscience.
They want that money back.
Goode says THEY may owe HIM money instead, considering all the events he's helped sponsor over the years.
Local party chairman Carl Eggleston calls that response "a cop-out."
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[Allen]


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A candidate for Congress thinks the inheritance tax should get the death penalty.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke;]

Former Governor George Allen wants to cut taxes in five ways: by killing the inheritance tax and the penalty on married couples. He'd give parents a thousand dollar tax break for school supplies and he'd also hand out a discount to people who care for elderly relatives at home. And - people would be able to deduct their health insurance premiums from their taxes.
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[SOT 11:53:37]
[IN Q=Do not tax]

((DO NOT TAX INTERNET TRANSACTIONS UNLESS THE COMPANY IS SOMEHOW LOCATED IN YOUR STATE. IN FACT THE GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE THEMSELVES INSTEAD OF BURDENING AND HOBBLING THE INFORMATION AGE.))
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) Senate Candidate;]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=Chuck Robb]

A spokesperson for Senator Chuck Robb -- Allen's opponent -- says Robb has already voted to eliminate the marriage penalty and introduced a bill to deduct health insurance premiums. But he says Robb's priority is investing in Social Security and Medicare.

[Smith]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A candidate for Roanoke's mayor says he used his golden connections to get silver for the city.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke;]

Republican Ralph Smith pulled out a gift from the governor today: part of a silver serving set that was used on Navy ships almost one hundred years ago. The governor is loaning the pieces to Roanoke's History Museum to complete its set. Smith is on the museum's board and says he used his political connections to arrange the loan. The lieutenant governor, attorney general and other political leaders support his campaign for mayor.
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[S-Extra]


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Steve Mason will join us with a report on UVa's spring football game in Charlottesville. Mayfield makes like Super Fly and wins the pole at Talladega. And Morgan is leaving the bench in Salem for Kingsport.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Hilton Head, SC; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point the boats were still on the water despite less than ideal weather in Hilton Head. The Harbour Town links are where they are playing the MCI Heritage classic. That's Davis Love with an Eagle 2 on the 16th hole. He's your leader. The Tournament continues this weekend right here on WDBJ-7.
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[S-UVa]


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Klockner Stadium is usually the home of the UVa lacrosse and soccer teams, but last night the Virginia football team played its annual spring game at the facility. Steve Mason has some of the highlights from Charlottesville.
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[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/13 of 19 for 136 Yards; :37]
[SUPER=01-Bryson Spinner/Threw One TD Pass; :46]
[SUPER=01-Ahmad Hawkins/UVa Cornerback; 1:12]
[SUPER=@steve1; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=....NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Scrimmage]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-54 tc 2:06:12]
[GRAPHIC=VT Football]


The Tech football team's spring game isn't scheduled until the last Saturday in this month. But today the coaches will get a good look at their talent in a scrimmage at Lane Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


New faces will be filling some of the defensive positions held by last season's standouts and some familiar faces will be in new spots.
Plus, there's an entirely new kicking team to test in game-like situations.
All in all, it will be a learning experience for the coaches and players.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=some people]

((SOME PEOPLE CAN LOOK GOOD IN DRILLS THEN IN A TEAM SITUATION ONE BAD STEP AND YOU'RE OUT OF PLACE AND YOU'RE NOT READING PROPERLY. THE SPEED OF THE GAME SPPEDS UP AND WHETHER THE GUYS CAN HANDLE IT AND CONTINUE TO IMPROVE.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :09]
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[OUT Q=continue to improve]
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[S-Morgan]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Salem head basketball coach Charlie Morgan is leaving Salem for Tennessee.
Morgan is taking over the basketball program at Dobyns-Bennett in Kingsport. It's the second winningest high school basketball program in the country.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((CHARLIE MORGAN:))
[SUPER=01-Charlie Morgan/Resigns as Spartans Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=.......pluses there."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/March 13, 1999; :]


Morgan took over the Spartan program in 1992. Two years later the Spartans won the first of two state titles.
The second came in Norfolk in 1999 as the Spartans beat Gate City 54 to 51 in the championship game.
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[IN Q="Being able...]
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[OUT Q=.....Salem basketball."]
[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Morgan's major competition in Tennessee will be Science Hill where he served as an assistant before coming to Salem.


[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Rain delayed qualifying for a couple of hours yesterday afternoon at Talladega. The cars finally got on the track for time trials at six eastern time.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/espn2; :00]

Dale Earnhardt was the story all day long as his car failed to make it through inspection. The team had to cut the rear end of the car off and widen it. The Intimidator who is the race's defending champ went out with Bondo on the Goodwrench Chevy and qualified fourth. Surprise! Jeremy Mayfield won the pole today with a lap just under 187 miles an hour, as Ford grabbed the top three starting spots with Elliott and Jarrett second and third.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=bite]
[SUPER=01-Jeremy Mayfield/Die Hard 500 Pole Winner; :00]
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[OUT Q=...awesome."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Stacy Compton made the top 25 as he grabbed the 22nd starting position in the Kodiak Ford. Jeff Gordon was a miserable 34th, while Rick Mast was 42nd. Here's the entire top 25.
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[S-Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Salem Avalanche didn't exactly warm up to the damp, chilly conditions at Salem Memorial last night as they lost to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 9-to-2.
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The game was tight after 7 innings, but in the top of the 8th the walls caved in as big A.J. Zapp - zaps one way over the right center field fence. The six foot three inch lefty yanked it over the fence for grand slam homer.
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The two teams will play a double header tonight at Salem Memorial starting at six.
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In London, the hottest thing on wheels.. now wears a badge.
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You could call them "roller-bobbies"-- police officers taking a tip from their U-S counterparts and skating their way to justice.
Officers from Fairfax County helped train the cops on wheels.
They'll now patrol London's Royal Parks.
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