[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

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[VO-NAT]


Victory Stadium could become a shell of its former self- -looking the same from the outside- -just one of several proposals advanced today.
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[TALENT=Keith]


And House Republicans push for an END to the car tax.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, a Bath County native is the only female coach in the ODAC on the men's side. We'll meet her tonight. Plus, have highlights from the RVD tournament.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll have funeral arrangements and the latest on the Dale Earnhardt situation from Carolina.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Temperatures well into the 60s today but nature is taking a decidedly colder turn Wednesday and Thursday. We'll check that out in our weather segment tonight.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[VO-NAT]


There are new options tonight for Victory Stadium, including proposals that would preserve the exterior of the Roanoke landmark.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#00-51 TC1:38:55]
[GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium]


They aren't back to square one, but today members of Roanoke City Council opened the door to additional alternatives.
Two that were outlined today would create a multi- purpose facility within the existing walls of Victory Stadium.
[Double Boxes=Keith and JoeD/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell reports that compromise pleased some, but also raised fresh concerns about the cost of the renovations.
[Live=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


Keith, as you know city council had narrowed its options to a couple of plans that would have demolished at least one side of the stadium... That brought strong criticism from Roanokers who want to preserve the stadium as it stands.
Today, city officials outlined a compromise
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[SOT]
[IN Q=With the two newest plans]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Ken MacDonald/Concert Promoter; :28]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council; :45]
[RUNS=:53]
[OUT Q=give the design plenty of thought.]


((With the two newest plans.... the exterior of the stadium would look the same... but the interior of the grandstands would see major changes.
Both would create a multi-purpose facility that would include an amphitheater stage...
One would have portable seating that could be moved to create a more intimate setting for concerts.
Promoter Ken MacDonald said a venue like that could attract a half dozen concerts a year, but he also encouraged council to give it plenty of thought before moving forward.
[SOT 28:08]
[IN Q=Although the amphitheater business is thriving]

((KEN MACDONALD/CONCERT PROMOTER: ALTHOUGH THE AMPHITHEATER BUSINESS IS THRIVING, IS QUITE SUCCESSFUL THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, THERE ARE A COUPLE OF MARKETS THAT HAVE AMPHITHEATERS THAT HAVE NOT SUCCEEDED.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=that haven't succeeded.]


And the cost of the new proposals may be a problem as well... easily twice or three times as much as a new stadium on a different site.
[SOT 25:39]
[IN Q=So even if council worked]

((REV. NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: SO EVEN IF COUNCIL WORKED TO ADOPT WHAT WAS PRESENTED TODAY, WE DON'T HAVE THE MEANS TO PAY FOR IT.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=don't have the means to pay for it.]))
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[Live=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


With that in mind, council asked the city manager to come up with an estimate of what it would cost to build a new stadium, with a track at a different location...
So, a number of different options are back on the table tonight.
[Double Boxes=Keith and JoeD/Microwave]


Keith, one other note... Council also decided to proceed with the plan for one way traffic on Wiley Drive through Smith Park... The change won't apply to Wasena Park.

[Pulaski-LAyoffs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Pulaski Layoffs]


More than a hundred Pulaski furniture employees will soon be out of a job.
The company says 90 people will be laid off from its Ridgeway plant.
13 more jobs are being eliminated from a support facility in Pulaski.
Pulaski Furniture blames the cutbacks on a slump in the industry.
The Ridgeway plant makes grandfather clocks and curio cabinets.

[State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-54 TC1:02:48]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


The volume of the budget battle in Richmond clicked up a notch today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


House Speaker Vance Wilkins weighed in with a rare show of force against the Senate: 46 Republicans committed to NO car tax in two years.
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[SOT 13:35;06]
[IN Q=We've tried to be quiet.]

((DEL. VANCE WILKINS/SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: WE'VE TRIED TO BE QUIET. WE'VE TRIED TO BE PEACEMAKERS. WE'VE TRIED TO PRESENT RESPONSIBLE POSITIONS. AND I'M AFRAID BY OUR SILENCE YOU MAY HAVE THOUGHT THAT WE WERE NOT FIRM IN OUR RESOLVE TO GET A 70-PERCENT CAR TAX CUT THIS YEAR.))
[SUPER=@Wilkins;]
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[OUT Q=70-percent car tax cut this year.]
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[VO-NAT]


The House budget negotiators say the Governor can get his 70-percent car tax cut either way.
But if the Senators can't agree on a budget with it, Gilmore will have to leave "gaping holes" in the existing two year budget to make it happen.
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[SOT 15:43:21 ]
[IN Q=He can make unilateral cuts]

((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN/R-FAIRFAX: HE CAN MAKE UNILATERAL CUTS, ARBITRARY CUTS, AND DRACONIAN CUTS. BUT HE CAN'T RAISE PEOPLE'S SALARIES AND THINGS ALONG THOSE LINES. ALL OF THESE SPECIAL PROJECTS THAT ARE VERY DEAR TO THE HEART OF EVERY MEMBER DOWN HERE, THEY'RE COMPLETELY OUT THE WINDOW IN THE SECOND YEAR OF THE BUDGET.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Vince Callahan/(R) Fairfax; ]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=in the second year of the budget.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Senate budget conferees were either in NO mood to talk about the standoff -- or they remain unflappable.
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[SOT 15:51:08]
[IN Q=I try to]

((SEN. CHARLES COLGAN/R-MANASSAS: I TRY TO LISTEN TO PEOPLE. BUT I THINK IT'S BEST TO DO WHAT'S RIGHT AND WHAT'S BEST FOR THE COMMONWEALTH. AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING.))
[sot senate 05:04:03 ]

((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-SHAWSVILLE: AND I JUST IMPLORE THEM TO HOLD THE MARK. THEY'RE DOING GREAT.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Chuck Colgan/(R) Manassas; :00 ]
[SUPER=@Marye; :07 QUICK]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=they're doing great.]
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[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


The four House and four Senate budget negotiators have a midnight deadline tonight.
They say don't expect them to make that deadline.
The session is scheduled to end Saturday.

[Operation-Turnaround]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-52 TC1:49:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's been a success in northern Virginia, Richmond and Tidewater.
Now Operation Turnaround is coming to central and southwest Virginia.
Steve Smallshaw tells us how this program is making a big difference in the lives of hundreds of ex-convicts.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We as Americans]
[SUPER=01-Claude Gunn/Operation Turnaround Director; :00]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :14]
[SUPER=@ssm1; :30]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]
(( [SOT 17:24:17]

((CLAUDE GUNN/OPERATION TURNAROUND DIRECTOR: WE AS AMERICANS, WE RECYCLE ALUMINUM, PAPER AND TREES. WE NEED TO.. THOSE OF US THAT GOD HAS CALLED TO LEADERSHIP.. NEED TO BE ABOUT THE BUSINESS OF RECYCLING PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=recycling people.]


Specifically, people who have spent time in Virginia's prison system.
Claude Gunn is the new western district director for Operation Turnaround.. a state- funded program that helps non-violent, ex-offenders make the transition from prison back to society. [Standup ] ((Statistics show forty percent of those who serve time in a state prison are sent back after committing another crime.. take into account those who commit smaller offenses and serve time in the local jail and the recidivism rate jumps to 85 or 90 percent. But enroll these ex-offenders in a program like Operation Turnaround and officials say just one in ten will find their way back behind bars.))
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[OUT Q=back behind bars.]
[natsot 17:31:39]

((THERE ARE SIXTY ROOMS...))
[RUNS= 02]


Gunn's task is to create four resource centers in Lynchburg, Roanoke, Charlottesville and Harrisonburg.
The ex-cons will be given a place where they can live, learn job and life skills and be mentored by volunteers from area churches.
[SOT 17:20:33]

((GUNN: THIS WON'T HAVE A PRAYER WITHOUT THE FAITH-BASED COMMUNITY, BUT BEING A MAN OF FAITH, I BELIEVE THE INDIVIDUALS WILL STEP UP TO THE PLATE.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=to the plate.]


Gunn is now looking for churches, businesses and individuals to help with his project.
He hopes to have each resource center up and running by the end of the year.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

[Winesett]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=00-55 TC1:47:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Wythe County man who spent three days trapped under his outhouse is resting comfortably in a new home today...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ivanhoe/August;]


76-year-old Coolidge Winesett was trapped last August when the floor of his outhouse gave way.
[SUPER=04-Today;]


Winesett has spent the last six months in an assisted living facility but today moved into a new home... complete with indoor plumbling, thanks to the Virginia Water Project.
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[SOT-33:15:08]
[IN Q=WELL I HAVE]

((COOLIDGE WINESETT; WELL I HAVE ALL THE GRATITUDE IN THE WORLD FOR THEM FOR AMLL THE HELP I GOT I'M VERY THANKFUL ))


[SUPER=07-Coolidge Winesett;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=VERY THANKFUL]
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[VO-NAT]


There will be a formal welcome home ceremony this Saturday.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Hundreds of local fans send their condolences to Dale Earnhardt's family in a big way.
That's still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And next, find out how a New River Valley robot could help change the way kids think about science.
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[Hokie-Guard]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-06 TC52:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Young, inventive minds are hard at work in Southwest Virginia as a local team gears up for a national robotics competition.
The program is called "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology" also known as FIRST.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :05]
[SUPER=01-Leslie Graham/Virginia Tech Professor; :15]
[SUPER=01-Philip Kobezak/Virginia Tech Sophomore; :31]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; :49]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=News 7 Christiansburg.]

((((Nats 3 sec.)) The brain-child of the "Hokie Guard Team" ... a combination of Montgomery High School students and Virginia Tech mentors ... is undergoing final touches as the entry deadline is only hours away
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[SOT (#2) 2:38:27]
[IN Q=IT'S GONNA BE]

((IT'S GONNA BE A BIG RELIEF, THE KIDS HAVE WORKED SO HARD))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=SO HARD]

27 of them have been designing, strategizing and constructing the robot since getting instructions from the FIRST organization about six weeks ago
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[SOT (#1) 15:55:46]
[IN Q=WE GOT TO SEE]

((WE GOT TO SEE THE PLAYING FIELD WE HAVE MANUALS ALL THE SPECS. RULES WE HAVE TO FOLLOW AND A KIT OF PARTS))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=KIT OF PARTS]

They use all that to create a robot that can perform activities like balancing, moving, scoring [nats break - 2 sec.] and pulling on the playing field...which this year is a teeter toter along with goals at each end
(((#2)2:49:31Rachel Cannon: In addition to the obvious academic lessons, the founder of the FIRST competition, prominen

t inventor Deam Kamen wants the program to change how kids think about science.))
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[SOT (#1)15:57:50]
[IN Q=IT'S AMAZING]

((IT'S AMAZING TO SEE I THINK HOW IT CAN CHANGE PEOPLE'S LIVES, I MEAN IT REALLY DOES, IT GETS PEOPLE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT LEARNING ABOUT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY))
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[OUT Q=AND TECHNOLOGY]
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[SOT -(#2)2:42:10]
[IN Q=ALL THE STUFF]

((ALL THE STUFF WE ARE LEARNING IS NECESSARY FOR DOING THINGS LIKE THIS AND IT SHOWS US WE CAN DO THINGS LIKE THIS))
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[OUT Q=LIKE THIS]

An accomplishment the team takes to regionals at Virginia Commonwealth University the second weekend in March. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Christainsburg))

[Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-47 TC1:43:56]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco]


The future of tobacco farming was the topic of conversation in Southside today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Boston]


More than a hundred tobacco farmers gathered in South Boston to talk about contract farming and the future of the auction system.
Phillip Morris and other large tobacco companies are shifting away from the traditional warehouse system.
Instead, they plan to buy leaf directly from the grower.
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[SOT 16:36:26, 16:32:47]
[IN Q=The contracting, what it does for this region]

((HARRY LEA/PIEDMONT BIG SALE: THE CONTRACTING, WHAT IT DOES FOR THIS REGION IT ASSURES THAT TOBACCO WILL BE GROWN IN SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA AND NORTHERN PIEDMONT.)) ((ANDREW SHEPHERD/FLUE-CURED TOBACCO CO-OP: I THINK FARMERS REALLY NEED TO UNDERSTAND CONTRACTING AND WHAT THEIR RIGHTS OR LIABILITIES MAY COME ATTACHED WITH CONTRACTING.))
[SUPER=01-Harry Lea/Piedmont Big Sale; :00]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Shepherd/Flue-Cured Tobacco Co-Op; :07]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=with contracting]
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[VO-NAT]


Most tobacco farmers have until April to decide whether to stick with the public auction system.
Tonight at eleven, we'll hear what some tobacco farmers think about this contracting system.
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[Cornette]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:45:21]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The biggest embezzlement case ever in Roanoke has been resolved.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The company, Abal Material Handling, lost more than 600-thousand dollars.
The company's former bookkeeper was sentenced today to 12 years in prison.
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[SOT 58:20]
[IN Q=I was trying]

((PATRICIA ELLEN ST. CLAIR/EMBEZZLER; IT WAS TRYING TO PROTECT MY CHILDREN, BUT I MADE A MESS OF THINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Patricia Ellen St. Clair/Embezzler]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=BUT I MADE A MESS OF THINGS.]
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[V/O-NAT]
Though St. Clair pled guilty, she compounded the "mess" by hiding a stash of jewels, furniture and vehicles when she came up for sentencing last Fall.
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[SOT 59:00]
[IN Q=It's not often]

((JUDGE PAT DOHERTY/ROANOKE CIRCUIT COURT; IT'S NOT OFTEN I HAVE SOMEBODY TAKE THE STAND AND DIRECTLY LIE TO ME IN THE PRE-SENTENCE.... ))
[SUPER=01-Judge Pat Doherty/Roanoke Circuit Court]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=lie to me in the pre-sentence....]
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[VO-NAT]


Her failure to come clean cost her 12 years. St. Clair embezzled 660-thousand dollars over a five- year period. She's been given credit for 165-thousand in restitution.
She faces 20 years probation once she's out, when she'll be expected to start paying off the remaining half a million.
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[Salem-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC1:29:52]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


The Sheriff of Salem is running for office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Roger Surber was appointed last fall to fill the term that expires at the end of this year. He announced plans today to seek ELECTION to the post as an independent. He's been with the city's sheriff's department 22 years.
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[SOT 01:38-01:50]
[IN Q=I've worked every court...]

((ROGER SURBER/CANDIDATE FOR SALEM SHERIFF; I'VE WORKED EVERY COURT RIGHT THROUGH THE COURT SYSTEM. I'VE WORKED SERVING PAPERS, IN THE TRANSPORTATION OF INMATES AND HAD A GOOD TEACHER IN A CHIEF DEPUTY BEFORE ME THAT TAUGHT ME EXTREMELY WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Surber/Candidate for Salem Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=taught me extremely well.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The sheriff's job came open with the retirement of Everett Obenchain.
Surber is the first person to announce his candidacy in the November election.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Stocks continued to sink with high-technology shares dragging the Nasdaq sharply lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/68.94/10730.88/y/106.80/2318.58;]


The DOW lost 69 points.
NASDAQ dropped 107.
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[Radio-Earnhardt]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC1:04:21]
[GRAPHIC=Dale Earnhardt]


The death of Dale Earnhardt brought dozens of people to Tanglewood Mall to pay tribute to the racing legend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


A local radio station had a huge card available for fans to sign.
Two days after his death emotions are still very strong.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He was the]

((HOWARD HOLMES/EARNHARDT FAN: HE WAS THE CHALLENGER, THE INTIMIDATOR, JUST WHAT HE SAID. AND THERE'S JUST... I DON'T KNOW HOW THE SPORT'S GOING TO RECOVER FROM IT. MARK BROOKNER/EARNHARDT FAN: THEY OUGHT TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND RETIRE THE MANS NUMBER AND OWN UP FOR WHAT KIND OF RACING THEY CAUSED THERE. THAT HAD A LOT TO DO WITH IT BECAUSE WE LOST AN AMERICAN HERO, A GOOD GUY.))
[SUPER=01-Howard Holmes/Earnhardt Fan;]
[SUPER=01-Mark Brookner/Earnhardt Fan; :08]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=a good guy]
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[VO NAT SOT]


The radio station plans on sending the card to the Earnhardt family.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, funeral arrangements and more autopsy details concerning Dale Earnhardt. Highlights from the RVD basketball tournament, and
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[VO-NAT]

we'll meet the only female assistant in the ODAC on the men's side.
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[S-Dale]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-79]
[grahic=dale obit]


Dale Earnhardt's funeral arrangements have now been finalized. The family will hold private services on Thursday in Charlotte. The public will not be admitted to the funeral which will take place at Calvary Church at Noon. Also, there is more information from the Earnhardt autopsy report this evening. The findings show that he not only had a skull fracture running from the front of his head to the back, but also suffered 8 broken ribs, collapsed lungs, a broken ankle and a fractured sternum.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

Also, many fans are noticing there was an eerie feeling to the start of what turned out to be Dale Earnhardt's final day on this earth. Besides making sure he walked to the track with the man who turned out to be the eventual winner, Dale also made sure he checked in with his son before heading to his own car. And the good bye kiss from wife Teresa almost seemed to be too final. As the two said their good byes twice on pit road.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=dale junior]

Also, tonight Dale Jr. has announced that he WILL race this weekend at Rockingham in the Dura Lube 400, saying his dad would want the show to go on.
[GRAPHIC=THE ROCK]

Officials at Rockingham say there has not been any kind of a rush for tickets for Sunday's event.

[S-Fleming]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-83]
[GRAPHIC=RVD toruney time]


The Roanoke Valley District boys and girls basketball semi-finals tipped off at the Salem Civic Center today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Colonels vs. Eagles; :00]


In boys action, William Fleming would take on Franklin County without head coach Roland Lovelace, still on suspension from an assault charge last Tuesday. The chargers were dropped today. Marshall Ashford took over. It's the second time he's had to assume the reigns. He has spoken to Lovelace and hopes he will be back behind the bench soon.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marshall Ashford/Fleming Interim Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:]
[OUT Q=]
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[VO-NAT]


The Colonels had their hands full with the eagles. Watch James Barlow make the jumper to tie it in the first. But Franklin County would run. Sean preston hits the jumper to give the Eagles the six point lead.
Then Lewis Muse makes good on the slam. Franklin County went up 28-20 at the half and ___ wins it___to___.
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[S-RVD]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-84]
[GRAPHIC=none]
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[VO-NAT Wipe to #eng!!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Girls Semi-Finals; :00]

On the girls side, William Fleming looked to sweep up the Pulaski County Cougars in the other matinee final four tilt.


This one came down to the wire as Jody Lawson makes good on the drives and hoop. The Cougars would go up 52-50 with 35 seconds left in the game.
[SUPER=34-Pulaski Co./56/William Fleming/52;]But Fleming's Sheena Sullivan ties it at 54 on the next possession with

this basket and it looks like overtime.
That's when Pulaski's Francesca Lolly steps up to score the final four points for the Cougars who escape with a 56-52 win and will meet the winner of the Cave Spring/Franklin County game Friday night.
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[S-Tiffany]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-87 tc 1:02:07]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


Hampden-Sydney won another ODAC Tournament last night-- a common occurrence in the past decade.
But if you watched the Bridgewater games at the Salem Civic Center you were witness to a rarity.
Denise Allen has the story of a Bath County native making HER way as an assistant for the Eagles' men's basketball team.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem/February 17; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tiffany Burns/Bridgewater Assistant Coach; :18]
[SUPER=01-Bill Leatherman/Bridgewater Head Coach; :29]
[SUPER=@Denise2; :36]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=news 7 sports]

(( The college years are full of fun. Just ask Bridgewater College sophomore Tiffany Burns.
But the Bath County native knows when to get serious and go to work as an assistant for the Eagles' men's basketball team.
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[SOT 3:55:38]
[IN Q=I run the clock]

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[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=other team's foul]
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[SOT 3:49:50]
[IN Q=she know's the game]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=good job]


Tiffany's known since the end of her junior year in high school she wanted to be a coach.
She played hoops for Bath County, but after entering college wanted to focus on school and becoming a coach.
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[SOT 3:56:23]
[IN Q=as a player]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=see that]


She started out as a freshman doing managerial duties and when an assistant left, Coach Leatherman ordered her into the position.
It's safe to say the players don't mind.
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[SOT 3:58:53]
[IN Q=at first]

(())
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She says the promotion has given her a chance to see what coaching is really like and will help her become a successful high school coach. Denise Allen News 7 Sports. ))