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Coming up on News 7-
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Governor Jim Gilmore orders emergency state spending cuts and freezes in the wake of a General Assembly meltdown.


Dale Earnhardt's family fights to keep autopsy photos under wraps.
And an explosion rocks a local gas station.
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Don't go away - News 7 is next.
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((I HAVEN'T SEEN IT AND I DON'T KNOW IF I'D WANT TO.))
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A court order prevents autopsy photos of Dale Earnhardt's body from being released to the public.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

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Also tonight -- a political crisis in Richmond prompts an order from the Governor to immediately freeze some state spending, and look for other cuts starting Monday morning.
More on that from Richmond in a moment.
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First - a court order in the Earnhardt case is the result of a lawsuit filed against Volusia County by the wife of the former racing legend.
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[vo-nat] This week-- the county medical examiner's office released photos of the inside of Earnhardt's car taken a day after the crash. On Thursday-- Teresa Earnhardt filed suit against the county to prevent further photos from being released. This week-- a North Carolina circuit judge issued a temporary injunction preventing anyone from obtaining autopsy photos of Earnhardt's body.
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((KIM FINGAR/EARNHARDT FAN: I DON'T THINK THAT'S ANYTHING I WOULD WANT TO LOOK AT I WANT TO REMEMBER DALE AS YOU KNOW, AS HIS WIFE SAID, A HAPPY GUY.))
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[vo-nat] The order issued by the judge does NOT affect photos which have already been released to the media....showing the inside of the car.
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State lawmakers head home without an amended budget -- and Governor Jim Gilmore declares a constitutional crisis.


Tonight, he signs an executive order freezing state construction projects and ordering state agency cuts of up to 15 percent.
Richmond bureau chief Ellen Qualls has the latest.
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((THE MOTION IS AGREED TO. THE SENATE STANDS ADJOURNED SINE DIE. gavel.))
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The lieutenant governor dropped the gavel to end the 2001 session... and Governor Jim Gilmore dropped the budget ax.
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((GILMORE: I HAVE DIRECTED THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND BUDGET TO WITHHOLD UP TO 15 PERCENT OF THE MONEY BUDGETED TO ANY STATE AGENCY OR INSTITUTION.))
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It is a budget crisis of Republican making.
Governor Gilmore is the President's hand-picked chairman of his national party, but has overseen a revolt against the speed of his no car tax plan from within his own party in Virginia's Senate.
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((DEL. JACK REID/R-HENRICO CO.: FACT OF THE MATTER IS A LOT OF LOCALITIES HAVE ALREADY SENT OUT THERE TAX BILLS AT A 70 PERCENT DECREASE.))
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: IT SEEMS TO ME, IF THE SENATE'S AT 50 AND WE'RE AT 70, I BELIEVE SOME THIRD GRADERS COULD FIGURE OUT A POINT BETWEEN THAT WHERE YOU COULD PROBABLY SETTLE ON THIS!))
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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: THIS GOVERNOR'S SET UP A STONE WALL, HASN'T BUDGED AN INCH, AND HAS NOT DONE ANYTHING TO TRY TO ACHIEVE A CONSENSUS.))
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: MY CABINET WILL MEET ON MONDAY TO BEGIN PLANNING FOR SPENDING REDUCTIONS.))
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The Governor says 420 million dollars in cuts will NOT target K through 12 education or human resources agencies.
What about state workers?
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((GILMORE: OUR GOAL IS GOING TO BE TO SECURE THIS PLAN WITHOUT RESORTING TO LAYOFFS IF THAT IS AT ALL POSSIBLE.))
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Again and again, the Governor called the Senators "irresponsible."
Democrats publicly urged the Republicans in the Senate to stay firm in their belief that the promise made to the people in 1997 was that the car tax would slow down if state revenues declined, and would NOT occur at the expense of essential state services.
The governor has NOT set a date for the special budget session in March, where he hopes to work out all of this out without the budget cuts his staff will start identifying on Monday.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))


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Democrats are calling it a "do nothing" session.
Aside from budget paralysis, the 2001 session will be remembered for only a few banner bills.
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(([TAKE PINNACLE PAGE ONE HERE]
Bills which passed include -- a package of teen driving restrictions, raising the driving age by three months, and learner's permit age by six months.
-- a 24 hour wait for women having abortions to review state-supplied information on the procedure also passed. [TAKE PINNACLE PAGE TWO HERE]
Smaller changes were made to the death penalty in Virginia, letting some human biological evidence that could prove innocence be submitted later than 21 days after the original trial.
A bill mandating the Pledge of Allegiance in schools was watered down to let any student object for any reason. [TAKE PINNACLE PAGE THREE HERE]
The Assembly killed a host of other high profile measures, including:
--one that would allow police to stop motorists just for NOT wearing seatbelts.
-- a bill making it easier to get the morning after pill.
-- a bill that would lessen the impact of S-O-L testing, by allowing graduation and school accreditation to be based on other criteria.
-- a sweeping deregulation of how health care facilities are approved by the state.
-- and the Governor's plan to close down several mental hospitals, including Danville's Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute.))


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A man caught in an explosion at a local gas station walked away virtually unharmed today.
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The maintenance manager at this Exxon on the corner of Hershberger and Plantation Roads was emptying fuel from an engine when his air pump backfired.
The sparks caused the fuel in the engine to catch fire and explode.
Fire fighters responded to the call just after 9 this morning.
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((BRENDA NICHOLS/EXXON EMPLOYEE: HE JUST COME RUNNING IN AND SAID, DO WE HAVE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER? I SAYS RIGHT THERE, RIGHT THERE! AT ABOUT THAT TIME, WE WERE FIXING TO LEAVE. I SAID, I DON'T WANT TO GET HURT, I DON'T WANT TO GET HURT, IT'S JUST TOO MUCH.))
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The fire melted most of the car and near-by gas pump.
The maintenance manager walked away with singed hair and eyebrows.
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Police in California are calling it one of the most horrific accidents they've seen in a decade.
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Four people died after they were hit by a car speeding through a college neighborhood in Santa Barbara. Investigators say the 18- year old college student was traveling more than twice the speed limit when he lost control and hit nine parked cars.
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((OF THE FIVE PEDESTRIANS, FOUR OF THEM WERE PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. ONE WAS TRANSPORTED TO SANTA BARBARA COTTAGE HOSPITAL WITH MAJOR INJURIES.))
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18- year old David Attias walked away from the crash but now faces charges of vehicular homicide. Authorities say other charges... including felony driving under the influence could be added later.
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A new president takes the reigns of a local College.
Doctor Kenneth R. Garren - who is the dean at Roanoke College - will become the president of Lynchburg College on July 31st.
The administration at Roanoke College says Garren will be missed.
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One of the teen suspects wanted in connection with the murder of two Dartmouth professors arrives in New Hampshire. The story straight ahead...
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And.. many of the people sharing history at one local museum are barely past the ten-year-old mark. We'll explain in this week's Time Off. Plus...
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(([tc:03:15:38] ((WILLIAM BIRD CHEERLEADERS: WILLIAM BIRD CHEERLEADERS ARE NUMBER ONE... JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: I'M JENNIFER MIELE, UP NEXT ON NEWS 7, WE'LL GET DOWN TO THE BUSINESS OF CHEERLEADING.))))
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The younger of two teenagers accused of murdering two Dartmouth College professors arrived in New Hampshire this afternoon.
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16- year old James Parker arrived at Lebanon Airport escorted by half a dozen state troopers. He said nothing as he was walked to a waiting cruiser. Parker and 17-year-old Robert Tulloch are charged with first-degree murder. They're accused of fatally stabbing Half (half) and Susanne (soo-ZAHN'-uh) Zantop. The teens were arrested in Indiana on Monday.
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Cheerleaders from across Southwest Virginia were stomping out the competition today... This is one sport they say is far more than fun and games - it's a job.
News 7's Jennifer Miele reports.
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(( [tc:02:58:06] ((BYRD, TERRIES, THIS MEANS, WAR!))
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Today's Cheerleading competition at Northside High School was nothing short of a war between rivals Lord Botetourt and William Byrd.
And this war costs a tank-full of time and money. [NAT SOUND] [TC:23:48:17] ((JENNIFER DOOLEY/SALEM COACH: THESE GIRLS, FOR THAT THREE MINUTES HAVE PRACTICED FOUR AND A HALF MONTHS.))
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Like a well-oiled machine, the girls prepare for battle with one thing in mind. [TC:03:05:43] ((STYLE, PRECISION, ALL THAT IT TAKES, THE INDIANS, FROM BLACKSBURG, WE'LL DOMINATE.))
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[03:13:56] ((BELINDA WEST/WILLIAM BYRD ASSISTANT COACH: THEY'VE BEEN PRACTICING SIX DAYS A WEEK, PLUS GYMNASTICS IN THE EVENING. IS IT LIKE A JOB? YES, DEFINITELY.))
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Uniforms cost between two and three thousand dollars.
And choreography and music for these three minute routines will run most squads just shy of 15-hundred bucks. [tc:23:49:26] ((JENNIFER DOOLEY/SALEM COACH: THEY WORK ALL SUMMER SELLING ADS FOR THE FOOTBALL PROGRAM. FOOTBALL IN SALEM, IT'S EASY TO SELL ADS BECAUSE THE FANS ARE SO EXCITED.))
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[tc:03:11:01] ((BELINDA WEST: WE HAVE A WONDERFUL BOOSTER CLUB, AND THEY WORK BINGO, DO 50-50'S, SELL PROMO ITEMS, AND USUALLY ON AN AVERAGE, WE SPEND ABOUT 20 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR ON OUR CHEERLEADERS.))
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[use this video here - 03:03:21]
This war doesn't end without injuries. [tc:23:51:30] ((JEANIE MCDANIEL/BLACKSBURG COACH: BLACKSBURG COACH: A HUNDRED AND TWENTY THOUSAND BRUISES, 12 ANKLE BRACES, A SPRAINED SHOULDER, A BAD BACK, WE HAVE A BACK BRACE.))
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Lord Botetourt won this battle, William Byrd took second, and Blacksburg third.
Each squad will travel to Richmond to fight their next battle.... estimated cost... two weeks of daily two-hour practices, and another two grand.
So is it worth it?
All signs point to yes.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))






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One local museum has young people sharing artifacts of the past... That's just ahead in Time Off.
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And... A Roanoke mother and her four children have a new home... thanks to the group of all-female volunteers with Habitat for Humanity. The story coming up...
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Switching roles makes the past personal for some students and teachers. In this weeks Time off, Shannon Young takes us to the Giles County Historical Museum.
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((This stuff, the pictures and purple hearts from my Dad's side of the family. It's from our grandfather. He was in World War II.))
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Students at Giles County Elementary schools are showing and telling, but they're not standing in front of the class. Instead, they've brought family heirlooms to the Giles County Historical Museum where you can sit in on the presentation.
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((Well, the idea actually came from our Mr. Witten. He'd been wanting to do something with the museum and schools together to get students more interested in visiting the museum... people from the county get to see what a nice museum we had.))
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((What pleases us is their enthusiasm. They've just really taken to it.))
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And learned alot in the process. Jessica found this blanket while cleaning out her house.
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((It was used by my great-great-grandmother to cover her.. and it was the only thing she had to get warm by.))
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Each weekend for the length of the program you'll find about a dozen students waiting to greet you at the museum's door with a smile and a story.
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((Over here's some stuff from my Great-grandmother Lucy Patton...))
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((I think it's very interesting 'cause everybody can see part of our nation's history and especially our town around here.))
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((The "School Days Program" runs for three months and features three schools. Narrows Elementary in February. Macy McLarity in March. And Eastern Elementary in April.))
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But students say their research will continue...
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((I wanna know what she looked like and how did she react to making this and how long it took her and stuff like that.))
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Sore muscles and sweat are small prices to pay... for one group of local women who wanted to lend a helping hand.
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Habitat for Humanity's newest home on Gilmer Avenue in Roanoke was built exclusively by women. The project took about 14 weeks to complete. Organizers say it was a "win-win" situation for everyone involved... especially the 25 women who rolled up their sleeves and went to work.
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((KAREN MASON/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THEY LEARNED SELF CONFIDENCE AND THEY LEARNED TO WORK TOGETHER AS A TEAM IN FACT A LOT OF THE WOMEN I'VE TALKED WITH ON THE SITE HAVE TAKEN THE SKILLS THEY'VE LEARNED AT THE HABITAT WORK SITE AND GONE HOME AND ARE DOING PROJECTS NOW IN THEIR OWN HOME.))
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The home was turned over to Juanita Williams and her four children who are free to move in at any time.
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Roanoke Catholic has advanced to the championship game of the state Catholic basketball tournament beating Bishop Ireton 63 to 59.
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The Celtics are fired up for the game.
Ryan Niccols finds an open passing lane and passes the rock to J.R. Reynolds who hits the short fall away jumper.


Ireton comes back Nick Continetti grabs the rebound and passes it inside to James Nelson makes the nice turn around layup.
[SUPER=33-Roanoke/63/Ireton/59/;]


But Catholic's Phillip goes back door to Reynolds he makes the easy layup and the Celtics win it 63 to 59.
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Catholic will play Benedictine in the championship game.
Walshingham's John Naparlo uses the screen to get open and he drains the three pointer.
But Benedictine comes back John Watkinson passes to Patrick Gill who makes good on the shot from downtown
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Watkinson then takes the pass from Graham Prather turns and hits the two pointer and Benedictine beats Walsingham in overtime 54 to 51.
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18-th ranked Notre Dame ended Virginia Tech's final game of the season beating the Hokies 85 to 61.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Tech vs Notre Dame; :]


The Irish took the early lead.
But Tech's Carlton Carter knocks down this three pointer to make it 31 to 23.
Notre Dame comes right back though Troy Murphy pulls up and hits the jumper for a 10 point lead.
The Hokies trailed by 13 at the half but Carlos Dixon takes it to the hoop for the score to make it 49 to 34 in the second half.
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Notre Dame answers taking it inside and Murphy gets the reverse jam and the Irish beat the Hokies 85 to 61.
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Radford ended the regular season with a 94 to 77 win over Liberty.
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The win gives the Highlanders a first round Bye in the tournament.
Radford's Jason Williams would dominate all over the floor on this play he scores on the alley oop jam.
But the Flames would come right back Chris Caldwell with tthe score and Liberty trailed 44 to 32 at the half.
Liberty would close the gap to open the second half Phillip Wards hoop made it 56 to 51 Radford.
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But the Highlanders didn't panic and Radford goes on to win the game 94 to 77.
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The Lady Highlanders trying to pick up some momentum for the tournament
But regular season champion Liberty gets it inside to Merebeth Feenstra and she knocks down the easy basket for a 4 point lead.
Radford answers at the other end of the Floor as Catrice Morton takes it inside for the score.
[SUPER=33-Liberty/62/Radford/49/;]


But the Lady Falmes picked it up later in the second half and Liberty gets the 62 to 49 win.
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[S-ODAC]


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Guilford is the 2001 ODAC women's champion.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Emory & Henry vs. Guilford;]


The Emory and Henry Wasps were the only obstacle standing in the way of Guilford.
The Quakers hit the defensive boards and turn the rebound into points. Amy Evans is all alone and takes it to the hoop for two points.
The Wasps tried to stay in the game with long range shooting. Kelly Smith pulls up and is all net for three.
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Kate Goodman drives the lane and scores as the Quakers pull away to win their first ODAC title 64-55 over Emory and Henry.
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[SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/RAYCOM; :]


Duke returned to its winning ways on the road today.
Chris Duhon hit a running 15 footer as the Blue Devils beat Wake Forest 82 to 80.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[SUPER=0098-j/Notre Dame#18/85//Virginia Tech/61///j/Radford/94//Liberty/77///;]
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[SUPER=0098-j/VMI/73//Appalachian St./51///j/American/63//JMU/48///;]
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[SUPER=0098-j/William & Mary/63//East Carolina/60///j/Richmond/77//George Mason/57///;]
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[SUPER=0098-j/Longwood/86//Anderson/83///j/Hampton/87//S. Carolina St./75///;]
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[SUPER=0098-j/VCU/74//ODU/53///j/Duke#2/82//Wake Forest#24/80///;]
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[SUPER=0098-j/Illinois#3/89//Iowa/63///j/Florida/89//Alabama#14/68///;]
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[SUPER=0098-j/Boston College#10/59//Providence#25/58///j/Mississippi#12/64//Auburn/62///;]
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[SUPER=0098-j/Georgetown#21/72//Syracuse#17/61///j/Indiana/85//Wisconsin#19/55///;]
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[SUPER=0098-j/Maryland#20/68//Oklahoma#16/60///j/Tennessee#22/78//Vanderbilt/70///;]
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[SUPER=0098-j/Michigan St.#5/76//Penn St./57///j/UCLA#15/68//Oregon St./65//Overtime/;]
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[SUPER=0098-/Washington/79/j/Stanford#1/99////Iowa St.#6/64//Texas/88/2//;]
[RUNS=:55]
[OUT Q=...last score."]
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[S-Dale]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-85 11410TC]
[GRAPHIC=Earnhardt Investigation]


A report in the New York Daily News said today that Dale Earnhardt altered the seat belt in his number 3 Chevy Monte Carlo before the Daytona 500 possibly causing his death on the last lap of the race. Yesterday NASCAR officials confirmed that Earnhardt was found with a broken seat belt after the wreck in which he was killed.
[GRAPHIC=Earnhardt Obit]


Racing fans continue to deal with the passing of Earnhardt a week ago at Daytona. Mike Stevens has some thoughts from Rockingham from two men who knew Dale best.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Skinner/Earnhardt's Teammate; :22]
[SUPER=@mike2; :50]
[SUPER=01-Richard Childress/Earnhardt's Car Owner; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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((` Fans have set up their own makeshift memorials to honor Dale Earnhardt all along Highway number one that runs parallel to the front straight of the North Carolina Motor Speedway. There are small signs of Earnhardt's absence in the garage, but mainly in the hearts of his fellow competitors and teammates. ((MIKE SKINNER:)) ((MICHAEL WALTRIP:)) It's hard for any of us to understand how these guys to get back on the track after Dale death and new revelation that his safety lap belt was mysteriously broken in two. But Dale's car owner and good friend says they are simply carrying on Earnhardt's wishes. ((RICHARD CHILDRESS:)) Dale Earnhardt recorded 3 of his 76 career wins at Rockingham. At the North Carolina Motor Speedway. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-86 (59:49)]
[GRAPHIC=The Rock]


It was back to work yesterday at the Rock and Jeff Gordon captured the pole position for today's Dura Lube 400 at The Rock.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/FOX SPORTS; :]


Gordon, The 22-nd car out, turned the mile oval at a speed of 156 point 455 miles per hour to earn his second career pole at the Rock.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I think...]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Dura Lube 400 Pole Winner; :]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=....out there."]
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[VO-NAT]


Steve Park will start on the Outside and Kevin Harvick driving the number 29 Goodwrench Chevrolet qualified 36-th Kyle Petty failed to qualify and here is the starting lineup for the Dura Lube 400.
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[SUPER=0107-1. Jeff Gordon/156.455/2. Steve Park//3. Bobby Labonte//4. Ricky Rudd//5. Jeff Burton//;]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Tony Stewart//7. Michael Waltrip//8. Johnny Benson//9. Kurt Busch//10. Brett Bodine//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Ward Burton//12. Jerry Nadeau//13. Jeremy Mayfield//14. Bill Elliott//15. Ken Schrader//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Dave Blaney//17. Mark Martin//18. Dale Jarrett//19. John Andretti//20. Jason Leffler//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Bobby Hamilton//22. Elliott Sadler//23. Casey Atwood//24. Robby Gordon//25. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//;]
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[SUPER=0107-26. Sterling Marlin//27. Joe Nemechek//28. Ron Hornaday//29. Rick Mast//30. Kenny Wallace//;]
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[SUPER=0107-31. Robert Pressley//32. Jimmy Spencer//33. Rusty Wallace//34. Mike Wallace//35. Terry Labonte//;]
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[SUPER=0107-36. Kevin Harvick//37. Mike Skinner//38. Matt Kenseth//39. Todd Bodine//40. Stacy Compton//;]
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[SUPER=0107-41. Ricky Craven//42. Buckshot Jones//43. Hut Stricklin//;]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=....last driver."]
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[S-Volleyball]


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

It's head coach Lilly Moores 4-th championship. The Maroons finished 28 and 0 George Wythe is the Group A state volleyball champion. The Maroons beat New Kent in two sets, 15-13 and 15-4.