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Coming up on News 7-
It could be a huge boost to Roanoke's economy.
The latest on the proposed Bio-medical center.
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Is Microsoft a monopoly? A court tries to figure it all out.
George W. responds to the latest Recount.
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[Talent=Jean]


Also tonight one of the Friends cast is apparently going into Rehab.
News 7 is next.

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((ALL I CAN SAY IS IT'S THE MOST EXCITING THING I'VE HEARD FOR ROANOKE AND I'VE LIVED HERE FOR 57 YEARS.))
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[OUT Q=lived for 57 years.]
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[VO-NAT]

A public hearing tonight draws support for a project that would have a major impact on the economy and appearance of Roanoke.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

[Biomed-Center]


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Residents, business owners and others who spoke would like to see Roanoke become home to a biomedical research and technology park. But one condition did emerge tonight.
[TWO SHOT=Jean and Teresa]

Teresa Hamilton was at the hearing where about a "half dozen" people voiced their opinions. Jean, some who spoke tonight want to ensure those who're impacted by the project are justly compensated
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but even those folks say they still strongly support the project.
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[SUPER=01-Bob Caudle/Project Supporter; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :10]
[SUPER=01-Matt Kennell/Downtown Roanoke Inc.; :21]
[SUPER=01-Beth Dowdy/Roanoke Reg. Chamber of Comm.; :36 ]
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((BOB CAUDLE/PROJECT SUPPORTER: AS MY AGE GETS ON I HOPE I LIVE TO SEE THE FRUITION AND SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION OF THIS.)) [RUNS 06]
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Bob Caudle wasn't the only one to express support. Details of the redevelopment plan which were outlined at the public hearing... also drew support from businesses and organizations.
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((ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS OUR ORGANIZATION SUPPORTS THIS IS IT WILL CREATE, AND I WANT TO EMPHASIZE THIS, 25- HUNDRED NEW JOBS.)) [runs07]
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((BETH DOWDY/ROANOKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: THE CHAMBER LEADERSHIP SUPPORTS THE SIMPLE PRINCIPLE OF BRINGING ALL SECTIONS OF THE CITY TO THE HIGHEST AND BEST USE AND THE SOUTH JEFFERSON REDEVELOPMENT PLAN WILL HELP THIS AREA.)) [runs15]
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If the plan outlined is approved the biomedical research and technology park would be located on a 110 acre site near downtown Roanoke... close to Roanoke Memorial hospital. The only concern that emerged was the hope that business owners and others who would have to relocate would be compensated.
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((BRAD ALLEN/ROANOKE BUSINESS OWNER: WHEN WE ASK SOMEONE TO SACRIFICE LET'S MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF OUR FAIR AND JUST COMPENSATION MEASURES WE HAVE IN PLACE ARE ADHERED TO.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q= adhered to.]))
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Roanoke city council, planning commission and Redevelopment and Housing Authority were also at the public hearing. All three have to decide whether to go with the plan outlined tonight by mid March. [2-SHOT] Jean, city council has the ultimate say though on the project when it meets March 19th.

[Gilmore-Budget]


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The Governor today ordered a state hiring freeze and a halt in "discretionary spending" by state agencies.
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The action follows Governor Jim Gilmore's Saturday night executive order to make up to 15 percent cuts to the existing two year budget.
The General Assembly adjourned without a new budget compromise Saturday night.
That left the Governor with last year's budget -- based on higher revenues than the state has actually collected.
So the balanced budget act could require 419- million dollars in cuts.
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((ALL THE ACTIONS THAT WE ARE TAKING ARE BEING REQUIRED BY LAW AND BEING REQUIRED BY THOSE ACTS. THIS IS NOT WHAT I WANT TO DO. IT'S WHAT I THINK WE ... IMPACT ON THEM IS MINIMIZED.))
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The Governor has ordered lawmakers to return to Richmond in late March to try again for a budget compromise.
Gilmore blamed the Senate for the emergency spending freeze 15 times during today's news conference.
Virginia Beach Republican Senator Ken Stolle (STAH-lee) is calling the budget emergency "ridiculous" and unnecessary melodrama.

[Science-Museum]


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Some big changes are on the horizon at the Science Museum of Western Virginia.
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Last year-- the museum received 725- thousand dollars in state funding. But the museum may not get any for the upcoming year. Today-- the museum announced a series of cuts to deal with the projected shortfall. Starting March 18th, the museum will close on Sundays and Mondays. The museum will also lay off 19 part time employees. Full time employees at the museum will also take a 10- percent cut in pay.
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((KEN SCHUTZ/SCIENCE MUSEUM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: WE WOULD JUST HOPE THAT THE PUBLIC WOULD BEAR WITH US AND ENJOY WHAT IS HERE FRO THE 12 MONTH PERIOD AND VOTE AND LOBBY IN A WAY THAT WOULD HELP ASSURE THAT WE WOULD HAVE FUNDING RESTORED IF WE DO INDEED LOSE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Schutz/Science Museum Executive Dir.; ]
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[VO-NAT]

The museum will also suspend contributions to its employees retirement plan.
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[Iraq-Sanctions]


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The United States is getting ready to ease sanctions on Iraq.
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Secretary of State Colin Powell says he has a solid agreement with Syria to closely monitor an oil pipeline from Iraq.
In exchange, more consumer goods will be allowed into Iraq.
Powell says tight controls on weapons shipments will remain in place.
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[L'burg-Council]


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The state of the city of Lynchburg is "good", but there are many challenges ahead.. that was the message from the city's mayor tonight.
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Carl Hutcherson delivered his first State of the City address as Lynchburg mayor.
In front of a packed audience inside city council chambers, Hutcherson said Lynchburg has a lot of things to be proud of.. including its diverse and dedicated workforce.
But with the city budget process looming, leaders say they'll have difficult decisions to make in the coming months.
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: AS WE CONTINUE ON THIS YEAR'S BUDGET CYCLE, BOTH THE CITY AND THE LYNCHBURG SCHOOL SYSTEM WILL HAVE TO MAKE A NUMBER OF DIFFICULT DECISIONS AND SACRIFICES IN ORDER TO MEET OUR OBLIGATIONS. LYNCHBURG CITY COUNCIL IS COMMITTED TO CONTINUING THOSE CORE SERVICES THAT YOU AS CITIZENS HAVE COME TO RELY UPON.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Mayor]
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[VO-NAT]


The city also presented Awards of Excellence to seven people for their contributions to Lynchburg.
They included former Region 2000 director Rodger Fauber, school board member Harry Smith and Liberty University chancellor Reverend Jerry Falwell.
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[South-Boston]


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Change doesn't always come easy, but City Leaders in Clifton Forge insist change is needed.
That's why residents will soon be asked to vote whether to remain a city or become a town.
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[VO-NAT]
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South Boston underwent a similar change not too long ago.
Six years ago, South Boston reverted from a city to a town.
Town officials say the move improved services and saved money.
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((TED DANIEL/TOWN MANAGER: THE TOWN HAD AN ENORMOUS TAX BURDEN ON IT. BUT BY BECOMING PART OF THE BIGGER COUNTY GROUP THEY WERE ABLE TO SPREAD THAT ACROSS.))
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Residents immediately saw their real estate taxes cut in half.
But some changes took longer.
For example, the city and county are now just talking about sharing library services and 9-1-1 operations.
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Clifton Forge residents will vote next Tuesday on whether to revert to a town and become part of Alleghany County.

[Republicans]


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A majority of Roanoke and Botetourt Counties' Republican delegates to the state convention will vote for Attorney General Mark Earley.
Earley came out ahead in tonight's local party meetings.
Lieutenant Governor John Hager still holds a slim lead in the statewide delegate count, thanks to strong showings in Northern Virginia.
Republicans will choose a gubernatorial candidate at a June convention.

[Bush]


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George W. Bush has won a recount- again.
This time it's a media sponsored recount of more than 10-thousand uncounted ballots in Miami- Dade County.
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Al Gore only gained 49 votes- suggesting even a full recount would not give him the presidential race.
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((GEORGE W. BUSH: HOPEFULLY ALL THE FOCUS ON THE PAST IS OVER. IT'S TIME TO MOVE FORWARD.))
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President Bush will address the nation in his first State of the Union address- tomorrow night.
On the agenda- what he calls a blueprint for new beginnings-
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((GEORGE W. BUSH: IN PLAIN SPOKEN WORDS WE MEET THE PRIORITIES OF PAYING DOWN THE DEBT AND PROTECTING SOCIAL SECURITY AND AS IMPORT, MAKING SURE THE PEOPLE GET SOME OF THEIR OWN MONEY BACK.))
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[OUT Q=own money back.]
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Bush says Americans need help paying energy bills and paying down their debt.
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One of the "Friends" is in trouble-- a doctor says he needs to go into rehab.
The latest, still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And the murder trial of Jeff Thomas prepares to move into the next phase.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((GOOD EVENING THIS IS DENISE ALLEN SPENDING THIS MONDAY NIGHT WITH YOU IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS OFFICE. TONIGHT AN UPSET IN THE BIG EAST. A RANKED ACC TEAM ESCAPES DEFEAT. IT'S TOURNAMENT TIME ON THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL A LOOK AHEAD TO THAT AND THE NCAA DIVISION THREE TOURNAMENT. AND STEVE PARK WINS FOR THE EARNHARDT FAMILY. THOSE STORIES AND MORE LATER IN THE NEWSCAST.))

[Microsoft]


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Microsoft is battling to survive- as one company-
The company is in court today- appealing a judge's ruling that ordered Microsoft broken up into two companies.
As Gretchen Carlson reports, Microsoft is trying to prove it's not a monopoly.
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((Its another legal showdown between Microsoft and the U-S government. This time, lawyers are facing off inside a federal appeals court. The central argument in the case: is Microsoft a monopoly? And did the company - built by the richest man in the world Bill Gates - crush competition from other software rivals? Microsoft lawyer, Richard Urowsky, told the 7-judge-panel no; claiming users of rival Netscape actually increased from 15 to 33 million during the time period in question. Voice of Richard Urowsky - Microsoft Attorney Millions of people chose to use Navigator despite the fact that Internet Explorer was included in every copy of Windows. But U-S attorney Jeffrey Minear argued Microsoft deliberately confused consumers - an action he claims was illegal. Voice of Jeffrey Minear - U-S Attorney The United States and numerous individual states sued Microsoft because the company used its monopoly power to stifle the competitive process. The appeal hinges on a ruling from Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson last June. In that case, Judge Jackson ruled in favor of the government -- ordering Microsoft be split into two companies. Some experts believe the appeals court will toss out Judge Jacksons ruling, and send it back to another judge for more lenient sanctions. For now though, its up to these judges to search for answers through some very tough questioning. Voice of Chief Judge Harry Edwards - U.S. Court or Appeals If that's the answer say yes. If youre hopelessly confused about it, say that too! Gretchen Carlson Reporting: Typically, oral arguments last only 30 minutes in front of a U.S. Court of Appeals, but the judges in this case are giving 7 hours of time for arguments. The case continues on Tuesday, with a ruling expected sometime this spring. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, Washington.))

[Thomas]


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Testimony is set to start tomorrow in the capital murder trial of Jeffrey Allen Thomas.
Attorneys have picked 27 of the 28 people who will be narrowed down to 12 jurors tomorrow.
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Thomas is accused of shooting 16-year old Tara Munsey to death last year during what prosecutors call a rape or attempted rape.
His defense attorneys still contend the case was too heavily publicized for Thomas to receive a fair jury trial in Pulaski County.
The trial is expected to last at least two weeks and include testimony from more than 80 witnesses.
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[Akers-Execution]


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Thomas Akers says he wants to die.
And unless his lawyers can win a stay, he will be executed on Thursday night.
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Akers is one of two men convicted of murdering 24-year old Wesley Smith in December, 1998.
Smith's body was found in a Franklin County field. He was beaten to death with a baseball bat.
One of the witnesses scheduled to attend Thursday's execution, is the victim's father, Wayne Smith.
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((IT'S NOTHING REALLY THAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING, BUT IT'S MY WAY OF PUTTING CLOSURE IN THAT, AND KNOWING IN MY MIND THAT IT'S OVER WITH, WILL BE ONE LESS CHAPTER THAT I CAN TURN OFF AND I WON'T HAVE TO REHASH AND RELIVE. AND AT LEAST I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT HIM WALKING THE STREETS AND DOING IT TO SOMEONE ELSE.))
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Akers refused to file any appeals and he threatened to kill again if the state doesn't carry out the death sentence.
But his attorneys have asked the Virginia Supreme Court to stop the execution, arguing that Akers is mentally ill and has brain damage.
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Still ahead on News 7, find out which Friend is headed to Rehab.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, find out which stars are enjoying the sights and sounds of Brazil's Carnival.
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[Perry]


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A member of the Friends cast is in rebab.
Mattew Perry entered a rehabilitation clinic for treatment of an undisclosed condition.
His publicist says Perry made the decision on the advice of his doctors.
The statement offers no clue as to why the 32-year-old actor needed rehab or where he was hospitalized.

[Seals]


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Seals are gaining attention in Providence Rhode Island-
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It seems the number of seals washed ashore is growing-
Experts say while they may be cute and appear cold or hungry- people should leave them alone.
Aquarium workers assure the seals are capable of taking care of themselves- with their thick blubber for warmth.

But experts aren't sure why so many seals are showing up on the beaches this winter.
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[S-Extra]


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Tonight, college basketball highlights, a look ahead to tournament time in the high school and college ranks, plus Steve Park wins the Dura Lube 400.
First here's our Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Los Angeles, CA/XFL-UPN;]


Former Tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller led the Memphis Maniaxs to a 18-12 win over Los Angeles on Sunday.
But the XFL is dying on TV.
Memphis-LA game got a 1.9 overnight rating and a 3 share on UPN. That's a 55-percent decrease since the league's first broadcast on February fourth.
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Connecticut improved its chances of getting an invitation to the NC-Double-A Tournament last night.
The Huskies upset number 15 Notre Dame 75-59.
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[SUPER=03- Storrs, CT/ESPN;]


Mr. Double-Double Troy Murphy hits the fall-a-way jumper, but misses the double-double. Murphy had 19 points and nine rebounds.
The Irish didn't come to play. Off the missed foul shot Souleymane (SOUL-a-man) Wane gets the two points with the tip in.
[super=33-Notre Dame/59/Connecticut/75;]


UCONN led most of the game, Caron Butler led the Huskies with 14 and puts an exclamation point on the 75-59 Big East win.
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[S-ACC]


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North Carolina gave fourth ranked Duke a scare last night in women's college basketball.
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Sheana Mosch hits the clutch three here. She led Duke with 19 and scored nine of the Blue Devils' last 13 points.


Carolina had the four point advantage with 2:54 left in the game, but squandered that lead. LaQuanda Barksdale's jumper ties it at 65 with less than a minute remaining.
[super=33-North Carolina/67/Duke/72;]


The Tar Heels throw the ball away. Duke remains on top of the ACC with the 72-67 win.
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[S-Roanoke]


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For Roanoke College the road to a NCAA Division III Championship starts at home.
The men host Savannah College of Art and Design Thursday at 7:30.
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The committee dropped the Maroons an early Christmas present by giving the at large selection a home date in the opener.
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This will be the two schools' third meeting in the last two seasons.
The Maroons lost to Savannah this past November.
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Tickets are 5 bucks for adults and three dollars for kids 12 and under.

[S-Cave]


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Regional high school basketball tournaments tip off this week.
The Cave Spring girls basketball team is just one of several squads from the area still in the hunt for a title.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The Knights have used their strengths to get to a Northwest region date with Albemarle tonight at seven at home.
Quickness, limiting turnovers, and free throw shooting will all come in handy on the road to the state tourney.


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[OUT Q=.....going into the region"]
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The Knights post season dreams were all but a nightmare as this season began, but it's not how you start, it's how you finish.
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Your Hometown Station will bring you highlights of as many of the up coming regional games as possible.


[S-Catholic]


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Roanoke Catholic has once again come to play when it counts-- Tournament Time.
The Celtics' boys basketball team
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Roanoke Catholic in Gold; :00]

won the 56th annual Virginia State Catholic basketball championship this past weekend.
The tournament was played at Roanoke College and the Celts upended powerful Benedictine and Bishop Ireton to win the title.
Catholic will now begin defense of its state Independent Schools Division 2 title Tonight.
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Catholic plays tonight at eight.

[S-Race]


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Dale Earnhardt Incorporated's Steve Park piloted the Pennzoil Chevy to the winner's circle of the rain delayed Dura Lube 400.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/Fox; :00]

The race was extremely clean yesterday as the caution came out only twice. Stacy Compton started on the point as the race was resumed from Sunday's rain out, but on lap 300 Compton's engine expired and Stacy finished 41st. Jeff Gordon, who won the pole back on Saturday was the man to beat for most of the race. Gordon led 120 of the first 125 laps. But on lap 339 Park was able to muscle the Pennzoil Chevy past Gordon and into the lead. He would stay in front the final 54 laps holding off a hard charging, but clean driving Bobby Labonte to win one in honor of his boss.
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Labonte was second, Jeff Gordon third, followed by Tony Stewart and Ricky Craven.
As for the locals - Elliott Sadler was 11th, Ward Burton 16th, Rick Mast 32nd, Jeff Burton 37th and Stacy Compton 41st.

[Brazil-Carnival]


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It's carnival time in Rio- where anything goes when it comes to outfits- and celebrations.
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Rio's top Samba groups performed.
70-thousand people came out for the show-
It's all part of five nights of festivals and fun-
You may notice some familiar faces in the crowd.
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((ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER/ACTOR: WE ARE HAVING A GREAT TIME.. WITH THE BRAZILIAN PEOPLE SEE HOW MUCH FUN THEY'RE HAVING. THE REST OF THE WORLD CAN LEARN FROM ALL THAT.))
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[OUT Q=CAN LEARN FROM ALL THAT.]
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While the carnival is fun- it's serious business for Rio's slums where the samba groups originate.
Carnival generates 500-thousand seasonal jobs and moves about 250-million U-S dollars a year.
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