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Coming up on News 7-
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A shooting outside the White House- tonight the suspects condition, plus the latest details.
You may have to pay twice as much to get your car inspected.
And one man says his golf putters are better than steel ones-
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus your golfing forecast- One hint: It's warm
News 7 is next.

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((THE SUBJECT WAS BRANDISHING A FIREARM. HE HAD IT POINTED AT THE WHITE HOUSE AT ONE POINT.))
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[OUT Q=at one point.]
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Witnesses describe what happened- when a man shows up at the White House with a gun and a grudge.
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
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Good evening...

[Shooting-Map]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Police say Robert Pickett snapped- The middle aged man from Indiana today opened fire outside the White House.
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Here's what happened.
Shortly before noon outside the fence at the extreme edge of the south Lawn, Pickett allegedly fired at least three shots from a 38-caliber handgun.
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[White-House]


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Secret Service agents fired back-
Tonight the suspect is in serious condition- and many are questioning security at the White House-
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean and Clark/Newspath;]


Stephen Clark has the latest from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Rob MacLean/U. S. Park Police;]
[SUPER=01-Mike Jewel/Neighbor;]
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((FEDERAL AGENTS ARE SEARCHING ROBERT PICKET'S INDIANA HOME, TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT CAUSED HIM TO ALLEGEDLY FIRE A GUN OUTSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE. ROB MACLEAN/U.S. PARK POLICE He was waving it in the air - the weapon was pointed at the white house--pedestrians present IT STARTED JUST BEFORE NOON ON WEDNESDAY - AT THE FAR EDGE OF THE WHITE HOUSE SOUTH LAWN. VISITORS WERE QUICKLY EVACUATED FROM THE WHITE HOUSE PREMISES AS SECRET SERVICE AGENTS TRIED TO CALM THE GUN WAVING PICKET. THE STANDOFF ENDED WHEN A SECRET SERVICE AGENT FIRED ONE SHOT-- AND HIT PICKET IN THE KNEE... HE WAS RUSHED TO GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL WHERE THE BULLET WAS REMOVED AFTER 2 HOURS OF SURGERY. THE PRESIDENT WAS WORKING OUT IN THE WHITE HOUSE WHILE THE SITUATION UNFOLDED OUTSIDE. THE 47 YEAR OLD ACCOUNTANT FROM EVANSVILLE INDIANA HAS A HISTORY OF MENTAL ILLNESS. A FORMER I-R-S EMPLOYEE, PICKET ATTEMPTED SUICIDE IN 1987 AND WAS FIRED TWO YEARS LATER. AFTER BEING TREATED FOR DEPRESSION AT THIS BALTIMORE HOSPITAL, HE sued UNSUCCESSFULLY TO GET RE-INSTATED. ONE OF HIS NEIGHBORS REMEMBERS HIM TALKING ABOUT THE I-R-S MIKE JEWEL/NEIGHBOR ...he was resentful))
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[Car-Inspections]


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Getting your car inspected every year could get a little more expensive-
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


A bill in the General Assembly would DOUBLE the cost of a state inspection to twenty dollars for cars and fifty for trucks.
It's a move inspection station owners like.. They say they're losing money at the current rate of ten dollars a pop.
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((JOHN HARRIS/HARRIS GARAGE: THEY MAKE IT TOUGH ON YOU TO GET CERTIFICATION AND THEY ALSO MAKE IT TOUGH ON YOU WHEN YOU INSPECT THE CAR TOO. GOT DIFFERENT THINGS TO FOLLOW, RULES WE HAVE TO GO BY, CAN'T BREAK 'EM JUST BECAUSE WE LOSE THE MONEY, WE CAN'T BREAK THE RULES. I'D HATE TO SEE 'EM DO AWAY WITH IT, BECAUSE EVERYBODY NEEDS THEIR CARS INSPECTED FOR THE SAFETY OF IT ON THE HIGHWAY.))
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[OUT Q=on the highway.]
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Governor Gilmore vetoed a similar bill last year, saying it amounted to a tax increase on Virginians.
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[Inspection-Fees]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Most states don't have set fees for vehicle inspections.
Pennsylvania, for example, doesn't have a mandated fee, though typically service stations charge about 20 dollars or a little more.
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[TAKE FS Pinnacle]
Vehicle inspections in West Virginia cost seven dollars plus tax.
New York charges the same as Virginia: 10 dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Many states do not require regular safety inspections at all.

[Danville-Dispatch]


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A Danville infant narrowly escaped death after falling into a swimming pool-
The boy is alive thanks to quick action by his mother and two 9-1-1 operators.
Justin McLeod shows us how saving a life can sometimes be as simple as picking up the phone and staying on the line.
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[SUPER=01-Jamie Doss/Dispatcher; :55]
[SUPER=01-Aletha Hutchinson-Evans/Mother; 1:17]
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((((NAT SOUND OF 9-1-1 OPERATOR))
The 9-1-1 call came in just after 3 Tuesday afternoon.
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((TA-TANISHA FARMER/DISPATCHER: WHEN SHE CALLED IT WAS A LITTLE FRANTIC. SHE WAS DOING A LOT OF YELLING AND TOLD ME THE BABY HAD FELL IN THE POOL.)) [Runs05]
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That baby is nineteen month old Tywuan Showers Evans.
Tywaun's mother thinks he climbed up the stairs of the pool while she was hanging clothes on the line.
She dived in, got the boy out, but he wasn't breathing and his lips were blue.
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((ALETHA HUTCHINSON-EVANS/MOTHER: I THOUGHT HE WAS DEAD. I THOUGHT THAT WAS IT.)) [Runs03]
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Tywaun's grandmother ran into the house and quickly dialed 9-1-1.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: IT WOULD TAKE SEVERAL MINUTES FOR PARAMEDICS TO ARRIVE. THE 9-1-1 OPERATOR REALIZED TYWAUN COULDNT WAIT THAT LONG AND NEEDED C-P-R IMMEDIATELY. SO OVER THE PHONE, THE DISPTACHER GAVE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS SO THE MOTHER COULD REVIVE THE INFANT RIGHT HERE IN THE KITCHEN.)) [Runs16]
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((NAT SOUND OF 9-1-1 OPERATOR)) To get that information, all the dispatcher had to do was reach for this booklet.
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((JAMIE DOSS/DISPATCHER: WE CAN GO DOWN HERE TO WHERE IT SAYS AIRWAY ARREST. WE CAN FLIP THE CARDS HERE AND IT TELLS US EXACTLY WHAT TO TELL THE CALLER WHAT TO DO FROM THERE.)) [Runs11]
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Danville is one of only a few cities here in Virginia which allows dispatchers to give detailed rescue information over the phone.
It worked in this medical emergency....Aletha Hutchinson had her son breathing again before the paramedics arrived.
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((ALETHA HUTCHINSON/MOTHER: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP. I REALLY REALLY COULD USE IT.)) [Runs05]
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Help that came over the phone.
It brings a whole new meaning to reaching out and touching someone.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Danville.))
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Tywaun spent the night in the hospital.
He is home tonight with no memory of what happened.

[Elm-Fire]


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[WRITER=jmi]
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It was a 51 year old man who died in a fire last night- in Southwest Roanoke.
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At first residents thought everyone was out- but that was not the case.
Firefighters found the body of Jeffrey Elwood Stanley in a back room of the house.
Flames ripped through the apartment house at Elm and Third around 10 last night.
Six other people who lived there lost their home in the blaze- The American Red Cross has offered them help.
Investigators say the fire was an accident -- they estimate 45-thousand dollars in damages.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[King-Charles]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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The Red Cross has also offered help to a family who lost their apartment on King Charles Avenue last night.
Fire officials say two children were upstairs... one of them suffered burns.
That child was taken to a burn center in Charlottesville.
That's where family members are now.
They'll get help from the Red Cross when they get back.
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[Brush-Fire]


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A man burning his trash accidentally started an "out of control" brush fire near downtown Christiansburg this afternoon.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Firefighters say wind caused the fire to spread quickly over 15 acres of grassland behind the Christiansburg Institute.
It took more than five hours for firefighters to battle the blaze.
The smoke was heavy over North Franklin Street.
Police officers had to direct traffic.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The fire chief is asking people to hold off on burning until after we get some rain.

[Landmarks]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
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A recent fire is focusing attention on historic preservation in western Virginia.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 29;]


The former depot of the Virginian Railway was on a list of endangered sites long before it caught fire last month.
And members of the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation say the blaze reminded them of other structures that have been lost to fire, redevelopment or neglect.
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((ROBERT FRANCE/PRESERVATION FOUNDATION: WHAT WE MOST NEED TO DO IS EACH OF US LOOK AROUND US AND SEE THE TREASURES WE HAVE AROUND HERE, AND SAY YES THIS IS WORTH PRESERVING.))
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The Preservation Foundation is now working to establish a rapid response fund, that would allow the group to step in, when historic buildings are threatened.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Her department came under fire for suggesting foster parents spank their children.
Now Sonia (SAHN-ya Ri-varo) Rivero is fighting for her job.
That's next on News Seven.
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[IN Q=Happy Trails]

((MUSIC: HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.))
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[OUT Q=until we meet again.]
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[***MUSIC CONTINUES UNDER***]
And the Queen of the West--Dale Evans-- rides into the sunset at the age of 88.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((O-K sports fans here's what's happening tonight North Carolina State knocks off sixth ranked Virginia, Roanoke College gets another win in the ODAC and the Virginia Tech Hokies sign 21 players today and 13 of those are All Americans.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Rivero]


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A state senate committee tonight labeled Virginia's Department of Social Services an agency in trouble.
The Senators fell just short of recommending that Commissioner (SAHN-ya Ri- Varo) Sonia Rivero was NOT qualified for reconfirmation as the head of the agency she's led for the past year.
Ellen Qualls reports on the 90 minute grilling Rivero got.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Leslie Byrne/(D) Alexandria; 1:02 ]
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((LUCAS: I'D LIKE TO HAVE A LOOK SEE.)) [runs:02 ]
A mostly irritated Senate Social Services and Rehabilitation Committee wants a day-long, post-session summit with Commissioner Sonia Rivero and her staff.
That's after 90 minutes of questions, and allegations that the agency under Rivero's leadership has overseen inexplicable delays in getting dollars to the neediest families and homeless shelters.... and had a general lack of compassion.
[sot tape ONE 17:23:33]

((SEN. YVONNE MILLER/D-NORFOLK: WE SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE PEOPLE... NOT HAPPY WITH YOUR AGENCY....HELP US WITH OUR PROBLEM?)) [runs:19 ]
Senator Emily Couric asked Rivero how many frontline service workers she'd visited in her year at the agency's helm.
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((SONIA RIVERO: LET'S SEE. I KNOW I WENT TO HENRICO COUNTY, THAT WAS THE FIRST ONE I WENT TO. AND THEN I'M TRYING TO REMEMBER. I CAN'T REMEMBER RIGHT NOW. SORRY.)) [runs:09 ]
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((SEN. LESLIE BYRNE: HAVE YOU EVER TOLD ANYONE ON YOUR STAFF THAT OPPOSITION TO CORPORAL PUNISHMENT REGULATIONS... WOULD BE GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL?)) [runs:19 ]

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((SONIA RIVERO: THAT'S A STRANGE QUESTION. I DO EXPECT OUR STAFF TO SUPPORT THE DECISIONS ONCE THEY ARE MADE AND TO SUPPORT THE GOVERNOR'S POLICIES.)) [runs:14 ]
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((SEN. YVONNE MILLER: THE BUCK STOPS AT YOUR DESK. AT NO POINT HAVE I HEARD YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANYTHING.))
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Rivero was flanked by two of Governor Jim Gilmore's cabinet secretaries -- one of whom let the senators know the message had been received.
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((ANNE PETERA/SECRETARY OF COMMONWEALTH: YOU HAVE THE GUARANTEE ...HE DOES FIRMLY UNDERSTAND THAT THIS INDIVIDUAL DOES SERVE AT HIS PLEASURE.)) [runs:11]
The full Senate may take up Rivero's fate.
The House has moved her name into the confirmation pile.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[Quesenberry]


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A Pulaski County mother is accused of having sex with high school students and giving at least one drugs.
Investigators arrested 43-year old Regina C. Quesenberry and charged her with having sex with kids between the ages of 15 and 18 and supplying marijuana to a minor.
She was released on 3-thousand dollars bond.
Quesenberry declined to comment.

[Bank-Robbery]


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Authorities in Salem say a man tried to cash a check at a local bank this afternoon.
He was refused, so they say he robbed the bank.
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[SUPER=03-Salem]


Police say the man told a teller at Southwest Virginia Savings Bank on West Main Street that he had a gun.
But the teller didn't see one.
The robber took an undisclosed amount of money, and ran away.
Police have named a suspect: 29-year-old Maurice Dooley of Roanoke. They're still looking for him.
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[HOSTS-Program]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
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Roanoke needs help teaching students how to read.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The superintendent of city schools appealed to local business leaders this morning to get involved in the HOSTS Program. HOSTS, which stands for "Help One Student to Succeed", uses volunteers to offer one-on-one mentoring in reading. Second graders at four city schools are already benefiting from the program. At least one local business is eager to get involved.
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((MIKE WILLIAMS/GENERAL ELECTRIC GM; THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE'VE BEEN INVOLVED WITH SUPPORTING THE YOUNGER FOLKS BECAUSE, AGAIN, THE MENTORING PROGRAMS WE DO ARE FOR OLDER CHILDREN. SO THIS WILL BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US.)) ((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY SUPERINTENDENT; WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE MENTORS, INDIVIDUALS WHO WANT TO ASSIST US DISCOVER THE WEALTH IN EVERY CHILD BY GIVING THEM A FIRM FOUNDATION IN READING.))
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[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City Superintendent; :10]
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[ANCHOR=JEAN]
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Mentors are asked to volunteer one hour a week.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Golfers, forget steel, titanium or copper.
Later on News 7, meet a man who says wooden putters are the way to go.
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[VO-NAT]


And the space shuttle Atlantis roars into the evening sky.
It's the first space mission of the twenty-first century.
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[Dale-Evans]


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The entertainment world says goodbye to its "Queen of the West."
Dale Evans died today at the age of 88.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@FILE]

A family spokesman says the western film star died of congestive heart failure - the same illness that claimed the life of her late husband and movie companion Roy Rogers. Evans appeared in 35 films and three television series with Rogers.
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[IN Q=Why didn't you tell...]

((ROY : WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL YOUR MOTHER YOU WANTED TO SEE YOUR DAD. BOY: I KNEW SHE WOULDN'T LET ME. DALE EVANS: BUT YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE RUN AWAY FROM PETER. YOUR MOTHER WILL BE TERRIBLY WORRIED ABOUT YOU. I THINK I'LL SEND HER A WIRE AND TELL HER YOU'VE ARRIVED HERE SAFELY))
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[OUT Q=you've arrived safely]
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[VO-NAT]

Evans also co-wrote their theme song, "Happy Trails to You."
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
[SS=None]


The wife of famous aviator Charles Lindburgh also died today.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh died at her Vermont home.
Anne Morrow first met Charles Lindbergh shortly after he made his famous solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927. After they married, she became her husband's copilot.
She was 94.

[Cruise-Kidman]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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Two days after they announced their separation- Tom Cruise has filed for divorce from Nicole Kidman.
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[Vo-nat]
[Super=04-File Tape;]


Cruise cites irreconcilable differences as the reason. The couple has been married for ten years-
Cruise's lawyer today filed a petition today that seeks joint custody of their two children.
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[Shuttle]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Atlantis Launch]


A spectacular sunset launch of the Space shuttle Atlantis tonight-
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[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
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((FOUR, THREE TWO, ONE AND LIFTOFF OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE ON ITS MISSION FOR THE ... 21ST CENTURY.))
[Super=75-Cape Canaveral, FL;]
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[OUT Q=21ST CENTURY.]
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[VO-NAT]


The shuttle blasted off with quite a cargo- five astronauts and a billion dollar science lab.
The lab weighs 16 tons- Atlantis will take the module to the Alpha Space station.
The lab will become the centerpiece of the outpost- it'll allow American flight controllers to take command of day to day operations-
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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The Virginia Tech Hokies hit the jackpot on the day the top high school football players in the nation sign on the dotted line. And the Virginia Tech women took on top ranked Connecticut at the Cassell.
But first our Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-NFL; :]


Wheaties unveiled a special edition Black History Month package honoring the career and accomplishments of tennis pioneer Althea Gibson.
In 19950 Gibson became the first African-American to break tennis's color barrier and went on to win 5 grand slam titles including the 1957 and 58 Wimbledon and U.S. Open.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[SUPER=0098-/Xavier#24/76/j/St. Joseph's/79///j/Mississppi/50//LSU/33///;]
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[OUT Q=...last score."]
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[S-Tech]


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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-87 (51:16)]
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Third ranked Connecticut showed Virginia Tech what it takes to be a top team in the Big East. The defending national champions handed the lady Hokies one of their worst losses ever.
Denise Allen has more on the 90 to 38 loss.
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[IN Q=First audio....]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Lady Hokies vs Lady Huskies; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :26]
[SUPER=01-Geno Auriemma/Connecticuit Head Coach; :46]
[SUPER=34-Connecticuit#3/90/Virginia Tech/38/; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Shea Ralph/Huskie Senior; 1:13]
[SUPER=@Denise1; 1:19]
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[OUT Q=......sports, Blacksburg."]
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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The Virginia Cavaliers ran into a red hot N-C State team and the Wolfpack knocks off the sixth ranked Cavs 90 to 80.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/ESPN; :]


Pete Gillen and company on the road at State.
The Wolfpack took the early lead Anthony Grundy throws down the three to give State a 5 point lead.
Virginia's Donald Hand comes right back and hits a three but the Cavaliers still trailed by 5.
[SUPER=33-N.C. State/90/Virginia#6/80/;]


Virginia trailed by 12 at the half Grundy with the steal and behind the back pass to Kenny Inge for the score State wins it 90 to 80.
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[S-ODAC]


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Roanoke College gets another win in the ODAC beating Emory and Henry 78 to 70.
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Page Moir checking out his Maroons from the sideline.
The Marons get it to Jason Graffam he hits the jumper from the top of the key and the Maroons led by 3.
Emory and Henry answers Paul Russo pulls up and hits the three pointer and the Wasps trailed by one.
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Robby Pridgen takes the pass from Josh Ringstaff and hits this outside jumper and the Maroons win it 78 to 70.
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Virginia Tech signs one of the top recruiting classes in the country. More later on Mornin.

[S-Beamer]


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The Virginia Tech Hokies hit the jackpot yesterday as the top high school football players in the nation signed on the dotted line.
The Hokies signed 21 players including 13 high school all-Americans.
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In that group is Parade All American Kevin Jones of Philadelphia. The 6-Foot 1 205 pound running back is ranked the Number one prospect in the nation by SuperPrep and a number of other recruiting services.
Quarterback Bryan Randall of Bruton High School in Williamsburg also committed to the Hokies yesterday. He's listed as the number 15 player by SuperPrep.
A little close to home, The Hokies signed Pulaski County Tight End and defensive lineman Jeff King.
The Tech recruiting class is listed as one of the tops in the country.
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The Hokies dipped into the Redskin family signing Blake Warren the Son of former Redskin Donnie Warren.
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Tech also signed defensive lineman Tim Sandidge of Amherst County.

[S-Hargrave]


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The Virginia Cavaliers picked up some signatures yesterday in what has to be considered a half George Welsh and half Al Groh recruiting class. Among those signing with the Cavs yesterday
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is former Friday Football Extra player of the week Jermaine Hardy who spent this past year at Hargrave Military. The Fleming graduate says he plans to step right in at UVa and play next season.
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Another former Friday Football Extra player of the week also signed on the dotted line yesterday as former Martinsville Bulldog Jamus Martin committed to the Thundering Herd of Marshall.
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[vo nat con't] In all, Hargrave had 24 players sign division one or division one double a scholarship papers.
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[S-Lewis]


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Locally, a number of players signed division one double a scholarship papers yesterday
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including Jacob Lewis, who is now headed to William & Mary.
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With his parents and his head coach by his side along with many of his Cave Spring teammates looking on, the player of the week from this past season signed up with the Tribe. Jacob's mom expressed what most parents around the state felt on this signing day.
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That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.

[S-College]


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Liberty University signed 22 players in the first recruiting class for coach Ken Karcher. Unlike past years, the Flames made a big push to keep some local talent at home. They do just that in getting Liberty high school's Chase Andrews, Amherst County's Noah Crouch, E.C. Glass' John Davis, and Heritage's Markus Ferguson.



[Putters]


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Many golfers swear by Steel or Copper putters-but one man says you don't have to settle for metal.
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He'd like you to golf with WOOD.
From a small workshop behind his Iowa home-
Russell Fisher is making his mark on the world of golf.. one putter at a time.
IT was 1997- that this former shop teacher became a custom club maker- starting the Timbered Putter Golf company.


He's one of only a handful of people who make wooden putters.
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((I'LL BUILD IT TO THEIR SPECIFICATIONS, THE WEIGHT, THE SIZE THE SHAPE.))
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[OUT Q=the size, the shape.]
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It takes hours of work spread over several weeks to make each putter. Prices range from 159 to 250 dollars.
If Fisher's putter is approved by the United States Golf Association- his sales will really take off.
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