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The U-S gives several Russian diplomats the boot- Details coming up.
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[VO-NAT]


Half the students stay home from one area high school today- after a threat.
Plus one way to help your pet live longer-
And a sneak peak at Seinfeld's late night performance.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus warmer weather in the forecast.
News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


The cold war may be over, but dozens of Russian diplomats accused of spying have been ordered out of the U-S.
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening....

[Spy-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
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A month after an F-B-I agent was arrested for spying for the Kremlin, the U-S retaliated by expelling nearly 50 Russian diplomats accused of being intelligence officers.
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[VO-NAT]


This afternoon the Russian ambassador was summoned to the state department and told by Secretary of State Colin Powell the suspected spies had to leave the country.
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There has not been a mass expulsion like this since 1986 when President Reagan ordered 80 Soviet diplomats out of the country at a time when there was still no end in sight to the cold war.
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
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Today's "expulsion order" does not set a deadline for the Russians to leave and some could remain here for a few more months.
It remains to be seen whether Moscow will now expell an equal number of American diplomats.

[Sheep]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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A type of Mad Cow disease is found in livestock- Only this time it's not Europe. Its The united States.
Jim Axelrod has more from Vermont.
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[SUPER=03-Vermont;:00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Axelrod/Reporting; :54]
[SUPER=01-Linda Detwiler/U. S. D. A.; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Larry Fallaice/Farmer; 1:37]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( IT'S A TROUBLING IMAGE AND A FRIGHTENING THOUGHT. GOVERNMENT AGENTS SEIZING LIVESTOCK POSSIBLY INFECTED WITH A BRAIN-EATING DISEASE THAT COULD SPREAD TO HUMANS. ONLY.. THIS ISN'T EUROPE. IT'S VERMONT. ED KERLETT/USDA: our mission is to protect american agriculture.. that's what we're doing here. 200-PLUS SHEEP WERE ROUNDED UP THIS MORNING.. ON FEARS THEY MIGHT HAVE A SHEEP VERSION OF MAD COW DISEASE. THE FIRST TIME EVER.. FARM ANIMALS HAVE BEEN SEIZED FOR THIS REASON. THE SHEEP WERE IMPORTED FROM BELGIUM AND HOLLAND.. WHERE IT'S POSSIBLE THEY ATE CONTAMINATED FEED MADE FROM PARTS OF DISEASED CATTLE. TESTS ON THE FLOCK TURNED UP SOMETHING CALLED T-S-E: A CLASS OF ILLNESSES THAT INCLUDES "MAD COW".
LINDA DETWILER/USDA - to follow ----

SO WHAT'S THE THREAT TO THE U-S?? MAD COW DISEASE -- WHICH CAN SPREAD TO HUMANS -- IS JUST ONE VARIANT OF T-S-E. THERE'S ANOTHER FOUND IN SHEEP - CALLED SCRAPIE -- WHICH CAN NOT. THE SHEEP ARE NOW HEADED TO FEDERAL LABS IN IOWA.. WHERE THEY'LL BE SLAUGHTERED AND EXAMINED.. TO SEE WHICH TYPE IT IS. LINDA DETWILER: the risk of the potential for the disease that the sheep may have.. we consider a very serious risk. ALL THE IMPORTED SHEEP HAVE BEEN QUARANTINED ON VERMONT FARMS SINCE 1998... DESPITE THE PROTESTS -- THE U-S-D-A WILL ROUND UP THE REST TOMORROW. THEY'RE OWNED BY LARRY FALLAICE.. WHO FOR 8 MONTHS HAS DISPUTED THE TESTS THAT RAISED THE FLAG. FALLIACE: I can understand wanting to protect the American public.. but this is not the way to do it - killing a flock of perfectly healthy and valuable sheep is not the way to protect the american public and they know it. BUT IT'S THE "UNKNOWN" -- THAT'S COMMANDING CENTER STAGE TONIGHT: IF A FORM OF DEADLY TROUBLE LONG THOUGHT TO BE SOMEONE ELSE'S PROBLEM ... IS STILL AN OCEAN AWAY. JA CBSN NY.))

[Comair]


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Comair plans to begin canceling some flights tomorrow in preparation for a potential strike by its pilots' union.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday]


Comair provides jet service between Roanoke and Cincinnati.
Pilots rejected the company's five-year contract offer earlier this week.
They could go on strike as early as 12:01 a-m Monday if no agreement is reached.
Talks between the airline and its pilots resume Friday
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[School-Info]


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We do have several school announcements to pass along to you tonight...
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS] Schools in Highland County will open two hours late tomorrow. and Grayson County schools will operate on a one hour delay.
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[Brookville-Threat]


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Hundreds of students in Campbell County stayed home from school today after a teacher found a threatening note last week.
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The message was on a desk in a health classroom at Brookville High School.
It read "Doomsday March 21st".. officials don't know who wrote it or when it was done.
Rumors of the note prompted dozens of worried parents to call the school.
Principal Jim Whorley says more than half of Brookville's 825 students stayed home today.
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[Liberty-Rally]


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In Bedford this weekend, they'll be hitting the hardwoods to take a hard stand against school violence.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The "What's Next?" organization at Liberty High School is sponsoring a day of activities that ends with an All-Star basketball game Saturday night.
Some of the best players from the Seminole District will suit up at the Liberty gym, and take part in three- point shooting and slam dunk contests.
Students who attend will also hear a strong anti-violence message.
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[SOT 15:04:30]
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((JOHN EGGLESTON/"WHAT'S NEXT?" ORGANIZER: BASICALLY THE FOCUS IS THE SAME THING, YOU KNOW.. BRING KIDS TOGETHER, PRESENT THEM WITH SOMETHING THAT THEY LIKE TO DO AND THEN TALK TO 'EM ABOUT WHAT WE WANT THEM TO KNOW OR WHAT WE WANT THEM TO HEAR AND THAT'S THE ANTI- VIOLENCE MESSAGE THAT THE 'WHAT'S NEXT?' ORGANIZATION IS ALL ABOUT.))
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[SUPER=01-John Eggleston/"What's Next" Organizer;]
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The "What's Next?" movement started in 1998 after a Liberty student was murdered by two classmates.
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[Sheriffs-Budget]


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The Governor says the cuts he made to public safety are from "anticipated unspent funds."
Any assertion that deputy sheriffs or correctional officers will be laid off as a result of his emergency budget is a lie, he says.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But sheriffs and correctional officers from across the state packed a Senate hearing today to complain.
The sheriffs say empty positions won't be filled, crime prevention programs will be cut, and NO pay raises mean poor morale.
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[SOT 14:31:33]
[IN Q=When your wife, daughter]

((WHEN YOUR WIFE, DAUGHTER OR YOUR MOTHER PICKS UP THAT TELEPHONE... AND DIALS 911... LET'S HOPE WE GOT SOMEONE TO RESPOND.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Higgs/Fauquier Co. Sheriff;]
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[OUT Q=we got someone to respond.]
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The budget cuts are because the Senate and Governor cannot agree on the speed of phasing out the car tax.

[Dutch-Inn]


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The owners of the Dutch Inn in Collinsville hope to re-open as early as next week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Collinsville]


A fire Monday night heavily damaged the inn's lounge, lobby, and trademark windmill.
Crews spent the day dismantling part of the windmill tower for safety reasons.
The owner promises to be back in business before the Martinsville speedway race in two weeks.
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[SOT 1:09:28]
[IN Q=We've been in contact]

((STEVE GRODENSKY/OWNER: WE'VE BEEN IN CONTACT, ADVISING THEM THE SITUATION. MANY OF THEM ARE ALREADY AWARE OF IT. THERE WAS AN INTERNET CHAT ROOM OR SOMETHING THAT THEY ARE ALL INVOLVED IN AND THEY'VE BEEN COMMUNICATING AND CALLING US THAT THEY ARE AWARE OF IT.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Grodensky/Owner]
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[VO-NAT]


Crews secured the tower late this afternoon.
Fire investigators can now safely enter the building to find what exactly triggered the fire which started in the lounge.
An employee says she entered the lounge just before midnight Monday and saw sparks coming from an electrical outlet.

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[Cherry-Hill]


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The fate of a South Roanoke development project is now in the hands of a Roanoke Circuit judge.
If he decides the Cherry Hill Condominiums are too tall, developers may have to tear down the building's top two levels.
Jennifer Miele has more.
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[IN Q=A million dollar tax base...]
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[SUPER=01-Norvell West/Project Opponent; :17]
[SUPER=01-Bill Terry/Developer's Attorney; :41]
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[Boeing]


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Think Boeing and you probably think Seattle- but the company today said its moving its headquarters-
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After 85 years in Seattle, Boeing will pull its corporate headquarters out of Seattle- The company is considering Dallas- Fort Worth, Chicago or Denver as possible sites.
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((WE HAVE DETERMINED THAT OUR HEADQUARTERS NEEDS TO BE IN LOCATION CENTRAL TO ALL OUR OPERATIONAL UNITS AND TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND OUR FINANCIAL COMMUNITY))
[SUPER=01-Phil Condit/Boeing CEO]
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[OUT Q=financial community.]
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[React-Boeing]


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[wipe wipe wipe]
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[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA]


As expected- the news is sending shockwaves through Seattle.
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[SOT 16:42:42]
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((MARK BLONDIN/MACHINIST UNION REP: I THINK BILL BOEING WOULD BE TURNING IN HIS GRAVE IF HE KNEW THEY WERE MOVING HIS HOUSE TO ANOHTER CITY. I'VE GOT FAMILY MEMBERS, FOUR GENERATIONS WHO HAVE WORKED FOR THE BOEING COMPANY THEY ARE DEEPLY DISTURBED OVER THIS.)) [BUTT TO 16:43:17] ((WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH BOEING? I THOUGHT THEY CARED AND RESPECTED THEIR EMPLOYEES. I THOUGHT THEAT'S WHAT IT WAS ALL ABOUT.)) [butt to 16:43:27] ((I'VE LIVED IN SEATTLE ALL MY LIFE IT'S OUR ECONOMY.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Blondin/Machinist Union Rep; 00]
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[OUT Q=our economoy.]
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Seattle's mayor reassured workers that the builk of airline jobs will stay in the area-
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((PAUL SCHELL/SEATTLE MAYOR: FOLKS- THE PLANES ARE GOING TO BE MADE IN SEATTLE. THERE'S 80 THOUSAND JOBS THAT ARE STAYING IN SEATTLE. I HOPE THE CITY CAN THRIVE AND PROSPER.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Schell/Seattle Mayor;]
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[OUT Q=THRIVE AND PROSPER.]
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[VO-NAT]


Schell says the city needs to work to attact and keep big business.
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[Animal-Dental]


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If your dog or cat has bad breath --that might be a sign of dental disease.
As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us it can affect your pets overall health.
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(( For 10 year old Betsy --this teeth cleaning will probably help her to feel better. The reason --she has periodontal disease -- an infection of the tissue around the teeth. It can be painful --and she will have to have several teeth removed.
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[IN Q=Periodontal disease is the final stage]

((DR. KELLY FARRELL:HANGING ROCK ANIMAL HOSPITAL: PERIODONTAL IS THE FINAL STAGES OF WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF THEY TEETH ARE NEGLECTED. IT IS VERY COMMON. PROBABLY 4OUT 5 HAVE SOME TYPE OF DISEASE))
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If left untreated the disease can not only lead to tooth loss but more serious problems.
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[SOT20:50]
[IN Q=Potentially some kidney disease]

((DR. KELLY FARRELL/HANGING ROCK ANIMAL HOSPITAL: POTENTIALLY SOME KIDNEY DISEASE OR HEART MUMMURS THAT RESULT FROM THAT PROCESS))
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[OUT Q=that result from the process]


Some signs of periodontal disease include: yellow or brownish colored teeth, swollen, red, bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, loose teeth and receded or eroded gums.
But it can be prevented. That's why Farrell recommends brushing your pet's teeth at least twice a week.
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((IF YOU DO THAT ON A REGULAR BASIS YOUR DOG MY STILL NEED TO HAVE A SCALE POLISH EVERY TWO TO THREE YEARS))
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Farrell says your pet will not only have fresh breath --but may even live longer.
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[IN Q=In fact, it's been shown]

((DR. KELLY FARREL/HANGING ROCK ANIMAL HOSPITAL: IN FACT'S IT'S BEEN SHOWN THAT SOME ANIMAL CAN LIVE AS MUCH AS 5 YEARS LONGER IF YOU TAKE GOOD CARE OF THEIR TEETH))
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And to make at home brushing easier there are several products on the market -like a finger toothbrush.
There is also tuna and chicken flavored toothpaste.

Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke County.))[Chavez]


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President Bush nominated her for Secretary of Labor, but questions about a housekeeper forced her to withdraw.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum]


Today Linda (CHAH-vez) Chavez gave Ferrum College students her take on life as a public servant and told those interested in politics what to expect.
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[SOT 00:42:18]
[IN Q=That you shouldn't]

((LINDA CHAVEZ/FORMER LABOR SEC. NOMINEE; THAT YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE LIMITATIONS IN TERMS OF WHAT YOU ASPIRE TO, I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT AND I HOPE THEY TAKE AWAY SOME OF THAT BUT I ALSO HOPE THAT THEY THINK MORE ABOUT THE NEWS AND WHAT HAPPENES AND HOW THEY VIEW PEOPLE IN PUBLIC LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Chavez/Former Labor Sec. Nominee]
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[OUT Q=public life.]
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[VO-NAT]


This was (Chah-vez's) Chavez's first public appearance since her on-again, off-again nomination.
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[Amazement-Square]


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Put simply, it promises to be "amazing".. and this Saturday, central Virginia kids will get their first look at the Amazement Square children's museum.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


It's located in one of Lynchburg's oldest riverfront buildings, and has four floors of interactive, hands-on exhibits.
All were designed with input from local teachers, and they contain some elements of the statewide Standards of Learning.
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[SOT 12:04:28]
[IN Q=SOL if I]

((MORT SAJADIAN/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: S-O-L, IF I COULD SAY, IS THE BLOOD THAT RUNS THROUGH THE SYSTEM. IT'S THE WIRING IN THE SYSTEM THAT MAKES THINGS WORK. THAT'S GOING TO BE VERY IMPORTANT. WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE ARE INCORPORATED.))
[SUPER=01-Mort Sajadian/Museum Director]
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[OUT Q=those are incorporated.]
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[VO-NAT]


The three-million dollar renovation has been paid for through corporate and private donations.
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[Trees]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[GRAPHIC=Severe Weather]


Mother Nature's been showing off.
High winds and blowing rain have been knocking down trees around the nation's capital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Two men were sent to the hospital after this tree came down on their truck. More damage done as a second vehicle is caught under the same tree - but the occupants of that car were not injured.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra point]
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Jeff Burton made a short visit to the Martinsville Speedway today Rick Pitino is the new head coach at Louisville and Mike Davis officially becomes the head coach of Indiana University. But first our Extra Point.
[GRAPHIC=George Lynch]


Former Patrick Henry star George Lynch has been given the N-B-A community hero award for the month of February.
He's also been named the Philadelphia Police Athletic League Citizen of the Year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Philadelphia, PA/January 24-th 2000; :]


The N-B-A community hero award is given to the player who has exemplified a commitment to community service. The 76-er forward has been dedicated to helping young people not only from Philly but from his hometown as well. Last year he spear headed a trip that brought 30 Roanoke City Kids to a game.
Lynch works with 35 different communities around Philadelphia and he provides 20 tickets to each group for every Sixers home game. Lynch is averaging about 9 points and 7 rebounds a game. And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-LAX]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-92 34:02]
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The Roanoke Men's lacrosse team is ranked 12th in the nations this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Mustangs vs. Maroons; :00]

Yesterday, the head coach Bill Pilat and his Maroons put that ranking on the line against Villa Julie of Maryland in Salem.
We pick up the action in the third quarter. Watch Roanoke sophomore midfielder Joe Weeren take matters into his own hands, beating the Mustangs goalie for the 7-3 Maroons lead.
[SUPER=34-Roanoke/10/Villa Julie/7;] Villa Julie answers. Pat Carling is gonna have a lot of time to wind up and crank

this shot past Roanoke Goalie Tim Morse.
But the Maroons would improve to 4 and 1 on the season. Andy Bonasera makes good on the shot in close, Roanoke wins 10-7 and will open ODAC play this Saturday against Lynchburg.
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[S-Rick]


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[WRITER=rst]
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The University of Louisville introduced Rick Pitino as its new head basketball coach yesterday.
Pitino succeeds Hall of fame coach Denny Crum, who won national titles with the Cardinals in 1980 and 1986.
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[SUPER=01-Rick Pitino/Louisville Head Coach; :]
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Pitino won a national title up the road at Kentucky in 1996 before spending 3 and a half years with the Boston Celtics.



[S-Indiana]


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Yesterday afternoon, Indiana University took the
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bloomington, IN; :00]

interim tag off of head coach Mike Davis's title. Davis took over for Bobby Knight and led the Hoosiers to 21 wins and an NCAA tournament berth. Yesterday afternoon he was given a 4 year contract that will pay him twice as much as Knight earned - over $400 thousand dollars a season.
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Jeff Burton makes a stop in Martinsville yesterday. More later on Mornin'.[S-Track]


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There was plenty of rain, but no Thunder in the Foothills yesterday as the Martinsville Speedway welcomed Jeff Burton to the track for a short visit.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]

Burton dropped by to talk about a variety of topics including his passion for college basketball. He is great friends with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and he likes the Blue Devils' chances of making the final four.
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[IN Q="I mean they...]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Duke Blue Devils Fan; :00]
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[OUT Q=...WIN THE GAME."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

In basketball terms - Burton has been in a major slump this season. Through five races Jeff is way back in 35th position in the points standings.
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[OUT Q=...TO DATE."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] As for the speedway, Martinsville's 10 foot widening of it's pit road is complete, all of the backstretch spots now have permanent seats attached to them, and the new 600 foot long garage area on the backstretch is completely finished.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I coulsn't...]

((CLAY CAMPBELL:))
[SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Martinsville Speedway President; :00]
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[OUT Q=...WE GOT THAT."]
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Martinsville first race weekend of the year runs from April 6th through the 8th.









[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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The Roanoke Express began a four game road trip last night in Richmond. The Renegades scored a goal late in the third period to beat the Express 6 to 5. Roanoke will travel to Wheeling tomorrow night to take on the Nailers.


[S-NCAA]


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[GO TO PAGE 1201] March madness resumes on the court tonight as we bring you the Maryland and Georgetown opener in the West region. Following that one, Duke battles UCLA starting at 9:55.
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[GO TO PAGE 1202] Tomorrow night the action begins at 7:30 with the Michigan State Spartans butting heads with Gonzaga in the early game. The late night game on Friday as Illinois and Kansas.
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That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.

[S-Racing]


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[WRITER=rst]
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[GRAPHIC=Bristol Logo]


The Morgan-McClure motorsports team will have a new driver this weekend in Bristol for the Food City 500.
Robby Gordon was released as the teams driver today after qualifying for all 5 Winston cup races this season with a best finish of 20-th place.
Larry McClure says he'll name a driver for this coming weekend tomorrow.


[S-Davis]


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The Green Bay Packers re-signed former Halifax County and UVa star Tyrone Davis to a multi-year contract this afternoon. Davis, who was an unrestricted free agent tight end
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has caught 61 passes for 674 yards and 12 touchdowns in his six year NFL career. He had shoulder surgery back in December and should be ready for training camp.
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When the golfers tee it up tomorrow for the first round of the Tournament Players Championship one of tour's top players may miss the event.
David Duval isn't sure he's going to play. Duval cut short his practice round today after the fourth hole because of pain in his right wrist.
The injury's been bothering him for a couple of weeks.


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It's the moment many have been waiting for-
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Jerry Seinfeld is back- doing standup on tonight's Late Show with David Letterman-
We were able to get a sneak preview- Seinfeld answered the question- what has he been doing since his TV show?
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((THE QUESTION IS THIS. WHAT HAVE A I BEEN DOING? EVERYBODY SAYS TO ME HEY YOU DON'T DO THE SHOW ANYMORE.. WHAT DO YOU DO? I'LL TELL YOU WHAT I DO. NOTHING. LAUGHTER))
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More from Seinfeld on the The Late Show with David Letterman- That's coming up next.