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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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Iraqi T-V tonight shows the wounded after air attacks there-
Here in Virginia - an abortion waiting period- moves forward.
And a cell phone to the rescue- during flooding in Texas.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus Roanoke express highlights from the ice-
and the Cold weekend forecast.
News 7 is next.

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This is what Iraqi TV is showing tonight- the wounded after the air attacks on Iraq today.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=14:44:49]

((THE MILITARY OPERATION WAS CONDUCTED BECAUSE IRAQI AIR DEFENSE HAD BEEN INCREASED IN BOTH FREQUENCY AND SOPHISTICATION OF THEIR OPERATIONS.))
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[OUT Q=of their operations.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=News 7 at Eleven]


Good evening...

[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=Iraq Attack]


President Bush says today's attack was a routine mission- a way to enforce the no fly zones set up after the Persian Gulf War.
Tonight though Iraqi "state run" T-V says one person was killed and eleven others were injured- including at least three children.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Drew/Newspath]


Drew Levinson is following the story and joins us live with the latest from Washington.
[Live=Drew Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC;]
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[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***]
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[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Gen. Greg Newbold/JCS Operations Officer]
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[OUT Q=as peaceful as possible.]

(((NATS-Bombing raid) The Pentagon called it a \self-defense measure...
(NATS)

American forces launched a surprise air strike against Saddam Hussein. The sounds of anti-aircraft guns and civil defense sirens sent Iraqi residents into a panic-- and forced them to run for cover. The targets-- were Iraqi air-defense control centers on the outskirts of Baghdad--centers being used to deliver increasingly accurate anti-aircraft fire against planes policing the Southern no-fly zone.
(SOT: Lt. Gen. Gregory Newbold/Operations Officer--Joint Chiefs of Staff)

"The frequency and the more sophisticated command and control centers of their operation yielded an increased threat to our aircraft and our crews." The strikes came 10 years after the Gulf War and after repeated attempts by Saddam Hussein to shoot down an American warplane. With the help of radars outside Baghdad, the Pentagon felt he was getting too close for comfort.
(NATS)

Because the strikes were so close to the Iraqi capital, President Bush was asked to approve his first military action of his administration. Ironically it was his FATHER's -- nemesis Saddam Hussein who was on the receiving end--again.
(SOT: Bush)

"Our intention is to make sure that the world is as peaceful as possible. "))
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[Thomas]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Jury selection started today in the capital murder trial of Jeffrey Allen Thomas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


A record 127 people were called for jury selection.
11 were selected and 11 disqualified today.
Attorneys hope to have a pool of 28 jurors- Then, on February 26th, they'll narrow that pool to 12 and begin presenting evidence.
31-year old Thomas is charged with murdering Radford teen Tara Munsey during or after what prosecutors call a rape or attempted rape.
Last year, the 16-year-old's body was found in a ditch ... several miles from the Taco Bell where she worked.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Jury selection resumes next Thursday.

[Waiting-Period]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC1:36:39]
[GRAPHIC=Abortion Bills]


Women seeking abortions in Virginia may have to wait 24 hours before having the procedure if a bill is signed by Governor Gilmore.
Today the Senate passed the bill by a vote of 24 to 15. [2-SHOT]
Kate Weidaw talked with folks on both sides of the abortion issue tonight to find out how this bill will affect women.
[ANCHOR=Kate]
[SUPER=@Kate1]


Pro choice advocates call the bill an insult to women while Pro life advocates call the bill a victory.
For the past 22 years the bill has failed and both sides see different reasons why it has gone this far and the affect the 24 hour waiting period will have on women.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Wright/Roanoke Valley NOW; :09]
[SUPER=01-Andrea Wright/VA Society For Human Life; :42]
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[OUT Q=will become law.]

((Jennifer Wright calls the 24 hour waiting period an insult to women.

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((JENNIFER WRIGHT: IT'S BASICALLY SAYING THAT WOMEN CAN NOT MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS ABOUT THEIR BODIES SO WE NEED TO TELL YOU WHAT TO DO.))
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As the President of the National Organization for Women in the Roanoke Valley, Wright says women don't need to wait 24 hours to make up their minds.

[SOT 5:03:06]
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((JENNIFER WRIGHT/NOW; NO WOMAN GOES INTO A CLINIC WITHOUT HAVING ALREADY CONSIDERED HER OPTIONS AND THE IMPACT THIS DECISION WILL HAVE ON HER LIFE.))
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But Pro life advocates say that's not true and that more information won't hurt a woman's decision.

[SOT 4:54:26]
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((ANDREA SEXTON/VA SOCIETY FOR HUMAN LIFE: THIS INFORMATION IS CRITICAL IN MAKING A DECISION VERY OFTEN A WOMAN IS FEELING PRESSURE TO ABORT AND THIS 24 HOURS CAN RELIEVE HER FROM SOME OF THAT PRESSURE.))
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And lawmakers agree as both the House of Delegates and Senate pass the bill.

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((ANDREA SEXTON: I THINK WE HAVE FINALLY PERSUADED LEGISLATURE THAT WOMEN ARE NOT BEING AFFORDED THE INFORMATION THAT THEY NEED IN MAKING THIS DECISION AND THEY HAVE AGREED.))
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Pro choice advocates say the Bush administration has had the biggest influence.

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((JENNIFER WRIGHT: HE HAS BROUGHT WITH HIM AN ONSLAUGHT OF ANTI CHOICE SENTIMENTS AND AGENDAS.))
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But now it's up to Governor Gilmore to decide if the 24 hour waiting period will become law.))
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[ANCHOR=Kate]


Gilmore has not said whether he will sign the bill but he did say he endorses its principles. If it passes Virginia will be one of 16 states that requires a waiting period. [2-SHOT]
Jean tomorrow at the Municipal Building in Roanoke more then 2 dozen Pro Choice demonstrators are expected to voices their concerns over what they call the "Dumb Women Bill".

[Gilmore-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The light at the end of the tunnel does NOT have to be the headlamp of an oncoming train.
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[VO-NAT]


That's essentially what Governor Jim Gilmore told House and Senate budget negotiators today.
It's an effort to avoid a budget impasse many around the Capitol are already calling "the train wreck."
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[SOT 14:42:33]
[IN Q=They can take all the]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THEY CAN TAKE ALL THE CAPITAL THINGS AND DO IT WITH CASH INSTEAD OF WITH BONDS, IF THAT'S THEIR CHOICE. AND THEN IF YOU SIMPLY TAKE ALL THE MONY THAT'S BEEN FOUND BY THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE, AND TAKE ALL OF THE BUDGET REDUCTIONS THAT'S BEEN DONE BY THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE, YOU CAN MAKE IT BALANCE.))
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[OUT Q=you can make it balance.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Senate budget team thinks the Governor's "greatest hits of all three budgets" may slash too many items.
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[SOT 14:47:55]
[IN Q=Well the other side of]

((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER/R-STAFFORD CO.: WELL THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT IS, WE DON'T WANT TO TAKE ON DEBT, BUT WE ALSO DON'T WANT TO SHUT THE GOVERNMENT DOWN EITHER TO DO SO. AND IT'S ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL THAT WE RESTORE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT THE GOVERNOR CUT IN THE ORIGINALLY INTRODUCED DOCUMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Chichester/(R) Stafford Co.; ]
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[OUT Q=in the originally introduced document.]
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=VA Budget]


The legislative session is scheduled to end next Saturday-- with or without a compromise budget.

[Science-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=500-14 1:45:16]
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The state budget belt-tightening means cutbacks at the Science Museum of Virginia.
And that means changes for the Southside branch.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;]


The Danville Science Center will now be closed on Sundays and Mondays.
The museum will also cut workers pay by ten percent.
The move comes after Governor Gilmore announced in December that the museum would get less state money to finance its nearly eight and half million dollar budget.
Ticket prices will go up at some branches but prices at the Danville Science Center will remain the same.
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[ANCHOR=JEAN]
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The new changes at the Danville branch take affect Sunday February 25th.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Tim McVeigh's running out of options-- he won't ask the President for mercy.
Details are still ahead on NEws 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And later-- a cell-phone and helicopter save four people from raging Texas waters.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[IN Q="Hey sports...]
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[OUT Q=....in sports."]

((O-K sports fans here's what's happening tonight on the Big 7, It's been five year since his last win but Jack Nicklaus has a share of the lead after round one of the Verizon Classic, The Roanoke Express and Charlotte Checkers hooked up tonight at the Roundhouse Dodge has dominated at Daytona this week but a Pontiac will lead the field in the Daytona 500 and the Yankees pay Mariano Rivera big money to stay in the Big Apple.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Bush-Mexico]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


President Bush says it was only fitting that his first trip to a foreign nation was to Mexico.
He met with Mexican President Vicente Fox today.
The pair is attempting to smooth friction over immigration, trade and drugs.
Teri Okita is in San Cristobal with more.
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[IN Q=Nat bands]
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[SUPER=01-Vincente Fox/Mexican President; :29]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting; 1:03]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, San Cristobal, Mexico]
((Nat sot flags/bands

Narr: George W. Bush's first order of business in Mexico - was a visit to the home of President Vicente Fox's mother
Quick Nat sot/Bush -

Narr: The gift exchange and pleasantries were short lived though as the two men rushed off to work - at an informal down home setting at Fox's ranch. Sot: President George Bush: Sot: President Vicente Fox Narr: Exporting Mexico's abundant supply of energy topped Bush's agenda ..natural gas and oil resources in Mexico could help in places like California where they are still battling a power problem. Nat break Narrr: Illegal immigration poses another problem for the two presidents. Fox supports a guest worker program - that allows more Mexicans to seek legal - seasonal - work in the U.S. Bush says he's open to hearing more .))

[McVeigh]


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[WRITER=jja]
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Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh is one stop closer to execution-
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[VO-NAT]


McVeigh has refused to ask President Bush for mercy.
The 32-year old's let a federal deadline pass Tuesday night- without asking for clemency.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=YEsterday at ]

((ROB NIGH/MCVEIGH ATTORNEY: YESTERDAY AT MIDNIGHT WAS THE DEADLINE FOR MR. MCVEIGH TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY. ))
[SUPER=01-Robert Nigh/McVeigh Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=executive clemency.]
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[Vo-Nat]
A federal pardon was McVeigh's last chance for avoiding the death penalty.
His attorneys say McVeigh was not optimistic about a decision in his favor- and they say McVeigh's biggest dilemma appeared to be his preference for death over spending the rest of his life in prison.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't]

((NATHAN CHAMBERS/MCVEIGH'S ATTORNEY: I DON'T THINK MR. MCVEIGH WANTS TO DIE, BUT WEIGHTING OPTIONS TO LIVE IN FEDERAL PEN FOR THE REST OF HIS.. HE CHOSE TO DIE.))
[SUPER=01-Nathan Chambers/McVeigh Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=be to die.]
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[VO-NAT]


McVeigh was convicted in the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal building- that killed 168 people.
More than 250 people- including some injured in the blast- have asked to witness McVeigh's execution.
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[Bedford-neglect]


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Authorities in Bedford County say an elderly woman's death was the result of her family's neglect.
83-year-old Nellie Paxton died of pneumonia due to chronic starvation last September.
She also suffered from dehydration and severe bed sores.
Today, Sheriff's deputies arrested the victim's daughter, Shirley Correll, along with her granddaughters... Charlotte Correll and Lyn Thurston... They're charged with felony elder neglect.

[VMI]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
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Virginia Military Institute's first pregnant cadet is determined to remain on post, in barracks and anonymous.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


She's said to be an athlete and from Virginia, but V-M-I released very little information beyond that, except to say it was her choice to remain enrolled and live in barracks.
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[SOT 4:04:15]
[IN Q=It's not going]

((IT'S NOT GOING TO BE EASY FOR HER. SHE'LL HAVE TO BE HARD NOSED.))
[SUPER=01-Col. Mike Strickler/VMI Spokesman]
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[OUT Q=hard nosed.]
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[VO-NAT]


Her fellow cadets found more information on line than on post... reading the story on the Washington Post's web site.
Cadet Sean Collins said most cadets were more concerned about whether their weekly dress parade would be called on account of rain.
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[SOT 4:07:45]
[IN Q=I think right]

((I THINK RIGHT NOW THERE MAY BE AN OVER ALL SENSE OF DISAPPOINTMENT WITHIN THE CORPS THAT A SCHOOL WITH A 160-YEARS OF TRADITION BEHIND IT MAY BE JUDGED BY ONE CADET'S ACTIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Sean Collins/VMI Cadet]
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[OUT Q=judged by one cadet's actions.]
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[VO-NAT]


There are 61 women enrolled at V-M-I now, 14 set to graduate in May.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


One person's junk is another's history-- and they're digging it up by the shovelful in Lynchburg.
See what's being uncovered in the Academy of Music next on News 7.
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[SOT]
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((TURKEY CALLING))
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[OUT Q=Nat Turkey Calling]
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[VO-NAT]


And turkey callers are strutting their stuff.
We'll check out the National Championship later in the newscast.
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[Academy-Booze]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:39:37]
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Most anyone could tell you Lynchburg's Academy of Music Theater was filled with history.. they just didn't know how MUCH.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Workers inspecting the building's foundation have been turning up hundreds of artifacts from the theater's early days.
They include dozens of old liquor bottles, some of which still contain a little hootch.
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[SOT 19:48:58]
[IN Q=They were working]

((ARNOLD BREMAN/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THEY WERE WORKING, THEY WERE EXCAVATING TO SEE HOW THE FOUNDATION IS.. WHICH IS ACTUALLY TURNING OUT VERY WELL.. BUT THEY JUST KEEP GOING LOWER AND LOWER AND THEY'RE DIGGING UP ALL KINDS OF STUFF AND ONE DAY THEY CAME RUNNING IN HERE AND SAID 'WE'VE GOT FIVE TRUCKLOADS OF BOTTLES' AND WE TRIED TO FIGURE OUT FROM WHEN IT WAS AND I LOOKED THROUGH THE LOG THAT WE HAVE HERE AND THERE IT WAS.. 1918, THE MANAGER WAS ARRESTED.))
[SUPER=01-Arnold Breman/Executive Director]
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[OUT Q=manager was arrested.]
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[VO-NAT]


Breman says all of the artifacts will be displayed when the theater re-opens in a few years.
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[Bus-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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A Texas school bus driver's cell phone sure came in handy today.
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[VO-NAT]
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[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-China Springs, TX]


He used it to call for help after his bus was swamped by floodwaters near China Springs, Texas.
An Army helicopter from Fort Hood rescued the driver and three children.
The four climbed through the emergency exit to the top of the bus.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


The Roanoke Express was back at the Roundhouse tonight for a key game against the Charlotte Checkers. Joe Ruttman wins the truck race at Daytona. But first out Extra point.
Dallas Maverick owner Mark Cuban continues to contribute to the N-B-A fine fund.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-NBA; :]


The Dallas owner has been tagged with another 10-thousand dollar fine and a two game suspension after running onto the court toward the end of the Mavericks 100 to 81 win over Cleveland last night.
A shoving match broke out among the players with about 3 seconds left in the game and Cuban rushed to the floor.
Cuban has been fined 405-thousand dollars this season. And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-69 (1:00:50)]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Checkers]


The Roanoke Express continue to dominate the Charlotte Checkers at the Roundhouse. Roanoke beating Charlotte last night 3 to nothing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Raonoke/Express vs Checkers; :]


The Express warming up for the Northeast Division showdown.
Roanoke's Joe Dusbabek fires this shot but its turned away by Checker goalie Scott Bailey in the second period.
Then Charlotte's David Oliver takes this shot at Roanoke Goalie Daniel Berthiaume but he deflects the shot holding the Checkers in Check.
[SUPER=38-Roanoke/3/Charlotte/0/;]


Roanoke then gets on the board Doug Shepherd spins around the backside of the goal shoots the puck for the only goal of the second period and Roanoke wins it 3 to nothing
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[S-RVD]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-85 (1:10:47)]
[GRAPHIC=High School Hoops]


William Fleming picked up some momentum last night heading to the R-V-D tournament beating Franklin County 60 to 51.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Colonels vs Eagles; :]


The Colonels huddle before the opening tip off.
Franklin County works the ball around the court and goes inside for the easy two pointer early in the first quarter.
But Fleming's Derrick Hankins makes this steal and takes it down the court with the monster jam and the Colonels controlled the game.
[SUPER=33-William Fleming/60/Franklin Co./51/;]


Then Hankins drives to the hoop but passes it out to Ryan Price who drains the three pointer and the Colonels win it 60 to 51.
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-86 (52:28)]
[GRAPHIC=Speedweeks Logo]


Dodge has dominated Daytona in the manufacturers return to NASCAR. Sunday the first three cars in the Daytona 500 lineup will be Dodge Intrepids. But the truth is they'll all be following a Pontiac.
Mike Stevens has more tonight from Pit Road.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First audio]
[SUPER=@Mike1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :13]
[SUPER=01-Don Butler/Aztek Product Manager; :32]
[SUPER=01-Tony Stewart/Home Depot Pontiac Driver; :49]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/Starts 37th in Daytona 500; 1:41]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=.......news 7 sports."]
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[S-Trucks]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-89 (41:15)]
[GRAPHIC=Speedweeks Logo]


Joe Ruttman started on the pole and he had to hold off a rookie and a second year driver to win the Craftsman Truck Series Florida Dodge 250.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/ESPN; :]


A crash with less than 2 laps to go set up the three lap shootout and Ruttman got the jump on the restart and he would hold off Rookie Ricky Hendrick and Scott Riggs taking the checkered flag winning a truck race a fifth time from the pole.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="These...]
[SUPER=01-Joe Ruttman/Florida Dodge 250 Winner; :]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=.....get some of it."]
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-82 (1:13:25)]
[GRAPHIC=Yankees Logo]


The New York Yankees have reached an agreement with relief pitcher Mariano Rivera.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :]


Rivera signed a 4 year 39 point 99 million dollar contract with the Yankees making him the highest paid relief pitcher in major league history.
His annual salary average of 9 point 9 million dollars surpasses San Francisco's Rob Nen, who averages 8 point one million.
The 31 year old Rivera also gets an 8-million dollar signing bonus and a no trade clause for the first two years of the contract.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.

[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-87 (59:25)]
[GRAPHIC=Seniors Logo]


The Golden Bear is back on the leader board.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lutz, FL/PAX; :]


It's been 5 years since Jack Nicklaus won a tournament.
But today he shares the lead after the first round of the Senior Verizon Classic. Nicklaus shot a bogey free 4 under par 67 to share the lead with Doug Tewell. It's the Golden Bear's first tournament of the year.
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[TALENT=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=PGA logo]


Joe Durant is still the leader after three rounds of the Bob Hope Classic.
Durant posted a 5 under par 67 on the P-G-A West course finishing with a total of 22 under par.

[S-TV]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Big East]


The Virginia Tech Hokies pick up Big East action at the Cassell tomorrow hosting Connecticuit.
Tipoff in Blacksburg is noon.
[GRAPHIC=ACC Logo]


The sixth ranked Virginia Cavaliers return to the hardwood tomorrow afternoon in Tallahassee taking on Steve Robinson's Florida State Seminoles. [PINNACLE PAGE 1201]
Virginia is hot off a win over 3-rd ranked Duke. Tomorrow's game is the second of an A-C-C doubleheader tip off is 4 oclock and you can see it right here on Your Hometown Station.


[Turkey-Calling]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
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If you listen closely you might think Wild Turkeys were in your living room.
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[SOT 17:42:45 OR 17:42: 49]
[IN Q=]

((NAT TURKEY CALLS))
[SUPER=03-Columbus, OH;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND TURKEYS]
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[VO-NAT]


It is a turkey calling contest- held in Columbus, Ohio.
Each contestant here is trying hard to sound as much like a wild turkey as possible.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=17:43:12]

((MORE TURKEY CALLING))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=MORE TURKEY CALLING]
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[VO-NAT]


The contest was put on by Wild Turkey Bourbon and the National Wild Turkey Federation. (------------)