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Coming up on News 7-
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Fire damages a home in Roanoke tonight. An accident involving a four wheeler leaves two people injured in Southside. Authorities determine the cause of yesterday's forest fire in Botetourt County. And -- another memorial service for the National Guardsmen killed last weekend.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.

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[Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=George W- Bush]

President Bush is heading to Florida tomorrow for the first time since the bitter election battle.
But aids to the president say the recount won't be on the agenda. Mark Knoller reports-- he'll be pushing his tax-cut plan.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Olympia Snowe/(R) ME; :17]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) MA; :38]
[SUPER=01-Mark Knoller/Reporting; 1:20]
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[OUT Q=in Crawford, Texas.]


(( without the GOP majority that guaranteed his tax cut victory in the House, the president faces a different political landscape in the senate - a chamber evenly split between democrats and republicans.
and even members of his own party are demanding Mr. bush compromise on key elements of his tax cut.
SEN OLYMPIA SNOWE, R-ME Well, I think they're obviously going to have to be some changes. And I think the president's proposed $1.6 trillion is possible, but obviously there are going to be some additional changes.

v/o#2: the president also faces resentment of his legislative tactics.

some question his oft-stated commitment to bipartisanship - when in their view he rammed his tax cut through the house.

SOT SEN JOHN KERRY D-MA: on the budget there has really been no

bipartisonship at all. i think what happened in the house in fact will be interpreted by many democrats in the senate as a slap in the face to the real democratic process

v/o#3: the president didn't score any points with the opposition party

at week's end - by taking his tax cut campaign into three states in which BOTH U.S. Senators are democrats.

SOT BUSH la. and if you like what you hear - you might

decide to maybe e-mail or call some of those who represent you and let 'em hear from you. cheers


v/o#4: but with senate democratic leader tom daschle at his side - the

president suggested that reports of the death of bipartisanship - were premature.

SOT BUSH Fri., Sioux City Doesn't look like it's dead to me! Looks

like it's alive and well here in south Dakota.
o/c knoller: even if senators don't like it, the president believes he's striking a responsive chord with the people - declaring that he feels the momentum for tax relief everywhere he travels. And a spokesman says Mr. bush found it works when he sticks to his guns. mk, cbsn, w- the pres in crawford, texas.))


[Four-Wheeler]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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A four-wheeler accident sent two people to the hospital tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]

One woman had to be airlifted after the accident on private property in Pittsylvania County. Rescue crews responded to the call around 7 - after someone discovered the man and woman in the woods near Hunter's Lane. Authorities say it appears the driver lost control of the all terrain vehicle and flipped... possibly landing on one of the patients. The man was taken to Danville Regional. The woman was airlifted to Duke University Medical Center.
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[Foster's-Knob]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-51 2:04:41]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]


Fire investigators say an A-T-V is to blame for yesterday's fire atop Foster's Knob in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Yesterday]

The fire started around 3 p-m yesterday - It's still burning but is almost out. The Virginia Department of Forestry says around 15 acres burned.... and that an all-terrain-vehicle sparked the blaze.

Forestry department officials say if the driver of the A-T-V is located - he or she may face charges. Authorities expect the fire will be completely out by tomorrow.
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[Toss-2-Leo] Teresa tosses to Leo in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [03/11/2001] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][81-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=01-07 40:20:02]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]

A couple of accidents on Interstate 81 kept State Police busy today... The first one occurred at the 132 mile marker near the Dixie Caverns exit... Traffic slowed down for about three miles... to the 135 mile marker.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


That's where two cars ended up on their tops. A Honda Civic in the Southbound lanes swerved to avoid hitting a car slowing down because of the first accident.
The Civic then hit a Honda Accord. Both cars flipped and landed upside down. No one was seriously hurt in either accident. The driver of the Civic is charged with reckless driving.
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[Hardy-Ax]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


Another accident this evening... this one in Vinton... sent several people to the hospital. It happened around 6:30 when police say a car traveling north on Hardy Road, turned in to a restaurant parking lot, failed to yield the right of way and was hit by a car traveling in the west bound lane. Officials say the injuries did NOT appear to be life threatening.
Authorities say charges are pending.
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[BentMtn-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

A Roanoke man is charged with driving under the influence after ANOTHER accident that tied up traffic in Roanoke County this evening. It happened on Bent Mountain Road near Autumn Park Drive. Police say a car was turning into a driveway when a Cadillac - driven by Lonnie Webb of Roanoke - came up behind and swerved but not soon enough. Webb reportedly hit the car in the rear then side- swiped it. The drivers of both cars were taken to the hospital, but police say their injuries do not appear life threatening. Webb is charged with D-U-I.
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[RKE-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-55 1:37:22]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]

Officials are treating a fire tonight in Roanoke as suspicious.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Fire fighters were called to this home on Dale Avenue around ten o'clock. They say no one was living in the house at the time. Officials say the occupants were recently evicted.
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[IN Q=Six engine]

((FERRIS/ROANOKE FIRE DEPT.: SIX ENGINE WAS THE FIRST TO RESPOND AND THERE WAS SOME FLAMES SHOWING OUT THE BACK WINDOW. ONCE WE GOT ACCESS WE KNOCKED IT OUT THE BACK AND IT'S AN ABANDONED STRUCTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Audie Ferris/Roanoke Fire Dept.;]
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[VO-NAT]

Fire officials say because the home was empty and the people living there were recently evicted-- their investigators along with police will be collecting evidence to determine the cause of the fire.
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[Henry-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=chr]
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A man is hospitalized after he was shot in the back in Henry County this morning. The Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old Antonio Shantez Hairston of North Carolina was shot at the Virginia Oaks Trailer Park in the Logtown area of Henry County. He was airlifted to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center... where he's listed in stable condition. Authorities arrested 18-year-old Demarcus Lavon Hairston of Ridgeway in connection with the shooting. He faces felony charges including malicious wounding and is being held at a North Carolina jail, where he's awaiting extradition to Virginia.

[School-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=Net]
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Family and friends filled a church near Santee, California this evening.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lakeside, CA;]

They were paying their respects to one of two students killed in last week's high school shooting. Bryon Zuckor was remembered as a boy with a daredevil streak. Yesterday-- the other student who died in Monday's shooting rampage was also laid to rest.
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[Horse-Adoption]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
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Wild horses just don't roam out west, today they were in Lexington. Dozens of horses were at the Virginia Horse Center this weekend... They were up for adoption. As Kate Weidaw tells us - there's a lot that goes into training a wild horse.
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((The mustangs may stand still in the pens - but when you try to get them out and loaded onto a trailer - it's another story.
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These wild horses are captured from 10 western states, where over population is a problem. They're brought to the east coast each year to be adopted and trained. The starting price for the horses at auction is a-hundred and 25 dollars. But buyers have to meet other requirements before they can take a wild horse home.


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((KAREN MALLOY/BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT: YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE A SMALL PEN WITH A SHELTER YOU CAN NOT PUT THESE HORSES DIRECTLY ON PASTURE UNTIL THEY ARE HALTER BROKEN AND CATCHABLE.))
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Because the mustangs come directly from the wild - they are not trained.

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((KAREN MALLOY: THEY DON'T LEAD, YOU CAN'T TOUCH THEM AND YOU CAN'T PICK UP THEIR FEET AND YOU HAVE TO TRAIN THEM EVERYTHING A HORSE NEEDS TO KNOW TO SURVIVE IN HUMAN CULTURE.))
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Trainer David Seay has 20-years of experience - learning from wild horses.

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((DAVE SEAY/HORSE GENTLER: BASICALLY I TRIED TO FIGURE OUT HOW THEY RESPOND TO THINGS AND IT CAME DOWN TO LEARNING HOW THEY CONTROL EACH OTHERS FEET.))
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Seay says it takes time... and patience... to teach a horse to overcome its fears.
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But the best advice Seay has for handlers is to give the horse choices, for example - when you're trying to put a saddle on it.

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((DAVE SEAY: IF YOU PUT IT ON ITS EARS, HE'S PROBABLY NOT GOING TO LIKE IT, IF YOU PUT IT ON ITS BUTT IT'S PROBABLY NOT GOING TO LIKE IT EITHER BUT IF YOU GIVE HIM THESE TWO CHOICES AND THEN PUT IT ON HIS BACK HE'LL SAY I LIKE IT A LOT BETTER.))
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Getting the horse to lay down is the most challenging because that's when it feels most vulnerable. But with a little practice Seay says any horse can do it.

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((DAVE SEAY: I USED TO MAKE HORSES DO THINGS THE OLD WAY AND I'VE LEARNED TO ASK THEM TO DO THINGS.))
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And once these animals are trained, experts say they are some of the best mustangs for herding cattle and walking trails. Kate Weidaw News 7 Lexington.))




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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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A Southwest Virginia doctor wants OxyContin pulled off the market. Details straight ahead. Plus...
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[VO-NAT]

A spectacle in North Carolina today - when a plane runs into trouble - AND into a tree. We'll show you. Stick around.
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[Petition-Oxycontin]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=01-02 1:40:21]
[GRAPHIC=OxyContin]


A Southwest Virginia physician wants the manufacturer of OxyContin to pull the drug off the market. That manufacturer - Purdue Pharma - says no.
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[VO-NAT from 00-53 1:22:53]
[SUPER=@file]

The powerful synthetic drug is prescribed as a painkiller. But Lee County physician Art Van Zee says OxyContin's harm outweighs its benefits. Van Zee is helping to organize a national petition drive to ban the drug... OxyContin has become a big seller ILLEGALLY - and is responsible for the overdose deaths of more than 30 people in Virginia since 1998.
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[FL-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=Net]
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Yesterday-- thousands bid a final farewell to the 18- Virginia National Guardsmen killed in a military plane crash.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lakeland, FL ]

Today-- services were held in Lakeland, Florida to honor the three Florida guardsmen also killed in the crash. All 21 men died when their plane went down in Georgia last Saturday.
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((YOU ARE A PART OF THE EXTENDED ARMY FAMILY AND YOUR PRESENCE BUILDS A POWERFUL HEALING TOUCH AND MEMORY FOR EVERYONE WHO GRIEVES.))
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[OUT Q=who grieves.]
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[VO-NAT]

Yesterday-- some 35- hundred people attended a memorial service in Virginia Beach for the Virginia National Guard airmen.
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[Video]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=chr]
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A plane lands in a precarious position near a highway in Durham, North Carolina today.
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It's tonight's Video of the Day. Witnesses say they saw the plane bobbing above some trees near an Interstate before it finally ran into the trees and got stuck... One man got out of the plane. Another was trapped while firefighters chained the plane to the tree to stabilize it...
He was rescued after about an hour... Both men are doing okay.
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[Tainted-Meat]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=None]
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Parisians went to the polls to chose a new mayor today---

But some voters had to disinfect their shoes before casting their ballots.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France;]

So far more than 82- thousand animals have been killed and another 22- thousand earmarked for slaughter. Officials are trying to stop the spread of foot and mouth disease in Europe. In addition to disinfecting precautions across the continent, the European Union has closed all livestock markets and banned imports of meat, livestock and milk products from Britain in response to the disease.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

Are Virginia's youngest residents getting a fair count in the U-S Census? Some say no. Details coming up. And...
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[VO-NAT]

It's not the usual sound of Spring Break. But some Virginia Tech students say it's every bit as fulfilling. The story ahead.
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[Census-Children]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Census]
The U-S Census is reportedly NOT getting its numbers right when it comes to one group of Virginia's residents --- chil

dren. Around a fourth of Virginia's 7-point-1 MILLION residents are minors, according to the U-S- Census bureau's 2000 report - that's around 15-percent more than in 1990. But children's advocates say the number of uncounted children also increased in 2000... and 66- thousand kids were left out in the 1990 census. Advocates point out that undercounting children amounts to missed public funds and grants.

[Multicultural-Gala]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-09 18:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Finding culture from around the world isn't so difficult... for some residents at an assisted living home in Roanoke.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

A wide array of cultural dances and songs were performed for the residents of Superior Residences in Roanoke this afternoon. Some young people showed the Chinese Babies' Dragon Dance and sang the New Year Song. Organizers say these events are important for senior citizens.
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[SOT 4:06]
[IN Q=our elderly]

((PEARL FU/ORGANIZER: OUR ELDERLY SOME AREN'T ABLE TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD SO I FEEL YOU DON'T NEED TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD WE'LL BRING THE WORLD TO YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Pearl Fu/Organizer]
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[VO-NAT]

The German and Japanese Community Singers also performed... as well as the Brazilian Instrumental Musicians.
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[Weather] [03/11/2001] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Statistics [MUSIC UNDER]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-80 (1:47:50)]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Logo]


Duke has won its third consecutive A-C-C tournament championship beating North Carolina 79 to 53.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/RAYCOM; :]


It was the 10-th time the two teams have met in the title game.
Carolina's Joseph Forte opens it up for Carolina with the three and the Heels trailed by 3.
But Duke answered when Shane Battier steps out behind the line and hit the three pointer. Battier scored 20 points.
The Blue Devils opened it up Jason Williams with the steal and Jam and Duke led 50 to 30 at the half.
Carolina would try and get back in the game Jeff Capel gets it to Ronald Curry for the layup but the Heels trailed 55 to 34.
[SUPER=33-Duke#3/79/UNC#6/53/;]


Duke's Mike Dunleavy would throw down a career high 24 points as the Blue Devils claim the tournament title with the 79 to 53 win.
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[S-SEC]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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Kentucky claimed the Southeastern Conference tournament championship beating Mississippi 77 to 55.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN/CBS SPORTS; :]


Tubby Smith's Wildcats get their 8-th tournament title in 10 years.
The Wildcats run the floor Saul smith throws up the alley oop jam for Keith Bogens for the early lead.
The Rebels answered when Justin Reed takes it down the lane for the score but Kentucky led by 4.
[SUPER=33-Kentucky#15/77/Mississippi#14/55/;]


Tayshaun Prince led the Wildcats with 26 points and 12 rebounds in the 77 to 55 win.
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[S-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/CBS SPORTS; :]


Iowa is the Champion of the Big 10.
Brady Boyd had 22 points as the Hawkeyes slipped by Indiana 63 to 61. And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-85 (1:23:57)]
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Michigan State, the defending champ, is joined by Stanford, Duke and Illinois as the top seeds in the N-C-Double-A men's basketball tournament.
The Spartans are tops in the South, Stanford rules the roost in the West, Duke is number one in the east and Illinois heads the Midwest.
[GRAPHIC=UVA Logo]


The Virginia Cavaliers are the 5-th seed in the South and will play Gonzaga in the first round at Memphis.
Virginia dropped two straight at the end of the season but finished 20 and 10.
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[IN Q="last year...]
[SUPER=01-Roger Mason/Virginia Forward; :]
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[OUT Q=....ready for it."]
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[S-State]


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


Two other state teams will join the Cavaliers in the tournament.
George Mason, the winner of the C-A-A championship, is a 14-th seed in the West region and will face Number 3 Maryland in West Boise, Indiana.
And the Pirates of Hampton University earned their first trip by winning the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference. Hampton, a 15-th seed takes on Number 2 Iowa State in the West.
THE LADY HOKIES GET AN INVITATION TO THE TOURNAMENT. MORE LATER ON MORNIN'.


[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-89 tc 57:07]
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The Virginia Tech Women earned a seventh seed in the Mideast region of the Women's NC-Double-A Tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Fans packed the Gobblertown Tavern in Christiansburg, yesterday afternoon to find out where Tech would go.
The Hokies will be traveling to Lubbock, Texas, for a first round game against a 24 and six Denver team.
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[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00]
[Super=01-Sarah Hicks/Va. Tech Junior; :18]
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[OUT Q=excited about it]
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[S-Liberty]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Liberty is hoping avoid a fifth first round exit from the Women's NC-Double-A Tournament.
But it will be tough, the Flames meet second seed Georgia in Athens.
At 18 and 11, Liberty earned an automatic bid when they
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 3;]

won their fifth straight Big South Tournament Championship last weekend.
Those five championships included five automatic bids and so far, four early exits from the NC-Double-A Tournament.

Liberty has always been paired with one of the top 16 teams, making getting past the first round difficult.
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[SUPER=01-Carey Green/Liberty Head Coach; :02]
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
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The Lady Cavaliers of Virginia are the 9-th seed in the Midwest Region. Virginia will play Michigan the 8-th seed at South Bend, Indiana.
Virginia finished the season 18 and 13.


[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Kevin Harvick wins for the first time driving Dale Earnhardt's car to Victory Lane in the Cracker Barrel 500.
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[SUPER=03-Hampton, GA/FOX SPORTS; :]


Jeff Gordon had the strong car after the start of the race and he was leading the race with 271 laps to go.
Dale Jarrett, who started on the pole, was running a strong second right behind Gordon.
Dave Blaney in car number 93 would have a strong run he passes Gordon putting him a lap down and taking the lead with 157 to go.
Kevin Harvick was the top rookie in the field he was running seventh with 147 laps to go.
Then the fourth caution came out on lap 206 but with just over 50 laps to go Matt Kenseth hits the turn 4 wall the car catches fire and drifts to the grass bringing out the fifth caution of the day.
But Harvick would run up front with the big boys and he takes the checkered flag by a nose ahead of Gordon, the same finish from last year when Dale Earnhardt slide by Bobby Labonte.
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Jerry Nadeau was third followed by Dale Jarrett and Terry Labonte.
THAT'S IT FOR SPORTS. HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYBODY.




[S-Golf]


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Jesper Parnevik fired an even par 72 today but he wins the Honda Classic.
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[SUPER=03-Coral Springs, FL/NBC SPORTS; :]


Amateur Ty Tryon a high school sophomore was the crowd favorite he finished at 10 under.
Parnevik led the final two days of the tournament but he struggled during today's final round. But the even par gave him a total of 270, 18 under par and a one shot win over three others.
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[Habitat-House]


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It was a different sort of fun in the sun for some Virginia Tech students as they took advantage of spring break.
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[SUPER=04-Courtesy: Clemson University;]

Last week -- they joined students from several universities around the county building homes for Habitat for Humanity on the outskirts of Clemson, South Carolina. For the students-- spending their spring break helping others is rewarding.
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((NIKAI FRYE/VIRGINIA TECH SENIOR: LAST YEAR WE WENT TO NORTH CAROLINA TO HELP WITH FLOOD RELIEF AND HAD A GREAT TIME MY FIRST SPRING BREAK TRIP AND HAD A WONDERFUL TIME AND FELT LIKE I HAD A GREAT SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT AND SO I WANTED TO DO IT AGAIN. MICHAEL SHORE/VIRGINIA TECH SENIOR: I THINK WE PROVIDE A GOOD SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY AND I THINK IN THE END WE GET TA SENSE OF SATISFACTION AND NO HANGOVER.))
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[SUPER=01-Michael Shore/Virginia Tech Senior; :11]
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[OUT Q=and no hangover.]
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The project is being spearheaded by students at Clemson University and will continue over the next several weeks as other students from around the country continue to pitch in.
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