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[TALENT=Keith]

A couple of Tech professors go at it in the classroom. One's arrested.
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And Jimmy Carter is honored as a humanitarian by Virginia Military Institute.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports, the Express has a new General Manager and we have the latest on the pending sale of the sale of the franchise. The March Madness focus shifts to Minneapolis,
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[VO-NAT]

and Teresa Earnhardt says thanks to the Florida legislature after it passes a law to seal her husband's autopsy photos this afternoon.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


A good soaking rain will continue this evening and temperatures will move up tomorrow at least into the 50s. More on the forecast coming up.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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But it did, a Virginia Tech instructor is arrested after an argument with another faculty member.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Prof-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=rle]
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Two professors at Virginia Tech argue over a classroom, each convinced he has the right to use it.
In the end, one is taken away in handcuffs.
Today, university officials are trying to figure out exactly what happened in Pamplin Hall.
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For more on that, we'll turn to Rachel Cannon who's on the Virginia Tech campus tonight.
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Peanut farmer, nuclear physicist, Sunday-school teacher- -former President of the United States....
Jimmy Carter is many things.
Today he was honored as a humanitarian.
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(( The former Commander in Chief went to Virginia Military Institute as the first recipient of a new award being given my V-M-I. It recognizes humanitarian service and personal sacrifice. As Carter toured barracks, he acknowledged later that it brought back memories of his years as a midshipman at the Naval Academy.
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((I WOULD SAY THE BARRACKS HERE ARE VERY SPARTAN, MORE SO THAN THE ONES IN THE NAVAL ACADEMY. THEY SLEEP ON PALLETS ON THE FLOOR.))
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The visit was more than photo op. The former President came here to accept an award created by Roanoke Valley businessman and benefactor Cabel Brand. The honor is named after V-M-I alumnus Jonathan Daniels who took a fatal shotgun blast probably intended for Black activist Ruby sales.
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((no question in your mind that Jonathan Daniels saved your life? NO QUESTION IN MY MIND.))
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Sales recounted for reporters the confrontation in 1965, as she and Daniels were about to enter Cash's store in Hayneville, Alabama.
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((...AND THE NEXT THING I KNOW JONATHAN PULLED ME, A SHOT GUN BLAST ALMOST SIMULTANEOUS. I FELL. THE BLAST HAPPENED.))


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In accepting the award, the former President mentioned attributes of a true humanitarian.
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((I WOULD SAY HUMILITY, COMPASSION, SERVICE, FORGIVENESS, LOVE. AND THOSE CHARACTERISTICS ARE AVAILABLE TO ANY PERSON.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Words from former President Jimmy Carter.











[Harris-Tarkett]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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A one hundred fifty thousand dollar state grant will get a Campbell County facility up and running again. Governor Jim Gilmore announced today Harris-Tarkett will buy and re-open the former Burruss facility in Brookneal.
100 new jobs will be created to manufacture hardwood flooring.
The state grant will be used to upgrade the facility.
It will be fully operation within the next 18 months.

[Sisisky]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=equ]
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Fourth District Congressman Norman Sisisky has died.
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Sisisky served a district that ran from just west of Richmond to Hampton Roads and points south for 19 years.
He died at his home in Petersburg, just days after undergoing lung cancer surgery.
Sisisky was one of four Democrats remaining in Virginia's eleven member House delegation in Washington.
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[Mason-Dixon]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
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NOT much good news in this week's NEWS 7 Mason-Dixon polls for the top three Republicans in Virginia.
A new poll on this year's race for governor shows the Democrat on top.
And reaction from Richmond on yesterday's poll that showed the Governor losing a little ground in the P-R war.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( Matched up head to head, Democratic entrepreneur Mark Warner pulls in 44 percent support statewide in our latest poll over Republican Attorney General Mark Earley, who polls 37 percent in that race.
If Republican Lieutenant Governor John Hager gets the G-O-P nomination instead, Warner does even better.
In that matchup, Mark Warner has 45 percent support from those polled, while John Hager gets only 33 percent support.
Hager and Earley both ran for statewide office more recently, in 1997, and have remained in the news as officeholders.
But voters seem to remember Warner better, even though he ran for the U-S Senate in 1996, losing to John Warner.
In the name recognition part of the poll, 88 percent of Virginians say they recognize Warner.
75 percent recognize Earley.
64 percent recognize Hager.
It was the previous poll's numbers that had Republicans from Virginia's Senate Finance Committee crowing:
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((SEN. TOMMY NORMENT/R-WILLIAMSBURG: THE GOVERNOR BETTER BE PAYING ATTENTION TO THESE NUMBERS IN THIS POLL BECAUSE HE'S SLIPPING.))
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That News 7 Mason Dixon poll showed 53 percent of Virginians favored a compromise plan for the car tax cut, over Governor Gilmore's phase-out with budget cuts as the price.
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((SEN. TOMMY NORMENT/R-WILLIAMSBURG: I KNOW WHAT WE'RE CONTINUING TO TRY TO DO FOR VIRGINIA IS RIGHT. I THINK CONSIDERING THE FACT THAT WE'VE SPENT 37 THOUSAND DOLLARS AND HE'S SPENT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AND IS THE HEAD CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE COMMOWNEALTH OF VIRGINIA, AND WE'RE RUNNING NECK AND NECK WITH HIM --I THINK THAT IS EXTRAORDINARY AND I REMAIN EUPHORIC.))
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Governor Gilmore has left the battlefield for a long weekend.
He and the First Lady are tooling around on Republican magazine tycoon Steve Forbes' yacht in the Carribean.
They'll be departing the 151 foot, 14 million dollar Highlander by Monday, when House and Senate budget negotiators may get back to the bargaining table at home in Richmond.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Coming up on News 7, those blue lights could be flashing in a store near you, we'll explain in a few minutes. and...


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[VO] some local students are hoping they can "beat" out the competition. Stay tuned.
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[Dog-Bites]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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What happens when man's best friend attacks?
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It's a scenario 11 year Ryan Williams knows all too well.
He was bitten in the face by a neighborhood dog he thought was friendly.
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((RYAN WILLIMAS: HE WASN'T BARKING AT ME WHEN I WENT OVER. AND I KNEELED DOWN TO PET IT AND IT BIT ME))
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Plastic Surgeon Norman Harris says Ryan is one of the fortunate ones. Every year 4-MILLION Americans are attacked by dogs - 60 percent of them are children.
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((I'VE SEEN CASES WHERE A CHILD HAS LOST A BIG PORTION OF THEIR SCALP AND I'VE SEEN CASE WHERE THEY'VE LOST EARS, NOSE, PARTS OF THEIR LIPS))
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One canine trainer says any dog can bite if it has not been trained.
But he says there are ways to avoid becoming a victim.
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((THE FIRST THING YOU DO IS LET THE DOG SMELL YOU. YOU NEVER DO THIS TO A DOG THIS MEANS IN DOG LANGUAGE THAT YOU'RE TELLING THE DOG I'M THE DOMINANT ONE I'M THE BOSS))
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Jacob says pet the dog on its chin instead. And he says avoid looking a dog in the eye --it's perceived as a challenge.
Jacob says parents should tell their kids to always approach a dog slowly --and don't make quick movements.
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[Paving-Scam]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Botetourt County's Sheriff's Department is warning residents to beware of spring driveway sealing scams.
Deputies arrested four men from West Virginia who they say took thousands of dollars from two local residents with a common hoax.
They promised the residents they'd seal their driveways with "leftover materials"... but didn't.
One of the men was also charged with intent to distribute Oxycontin.
Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle advises residents to check out any contractors before hiring them.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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Botetourt County is hoping two paid emergency workers can rescue it from a volunteer shortage.
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The county has set aside 96-thousand dollars in next year's budget to hire two full-time rescue personnel.
They'll respond to emergency calls around the county when volunteers can't get there fast enough.
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((GERALD BURGESS/BOTETOURT CO. ADMINISTRATOR: REALLY, THERE'S A REAL PROBLEM WITH PEOPLE WANTING TO VOLUNTEER WITH RESCUE BECAUSE OF THE TRAINING INVOLVED....AND IF THEY DO THAT, THEY WANT TO BE PAID FOR IT, SO WE DON'T HAVE THE NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS.))
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Botetourt rescue squad members say it's hard to find volunteers to cover emergency calls during the work week.
The paid crew would respond to calls if no volunteers are dispatched within four minutes.
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[Kmart]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Attention K-Mart customers, the blue light special is making a come back.
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For more then 25 years this light has been a symbol for the company of special discounts. However in the early 90's the light was turned off, but this weekend it's being relit. Company officials hope the marketing concept will help K-Mart compete with retailers like Walmart and Target.
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((WALT CASSADAY/MANAGER: WE BROUGHT IT BACK BECAUSE IT'S SOMETHING PEOPLE ARE USED TO HAVING AND OF COURSE MOST OF THE OLDER PEOPLE RECOGNIZE THE BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL AND WE'RE JUST ABLE TO OFFER SOME REALLY SUPER SPECIALS.))
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The blue light will be turned on Sunday when the store opens at 8.
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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Some students at one Southside school are hitting all the right notes.
The Tunstall High School Percussion ensemble will compete next week in the Winter Guard International World Finals.
As Danville Bureau Justin McLeod explains, winning the top prize will take a lot of determination, dedication, and a good drum beat.
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With every drum beat, these Tunstall High school students try to beat it into each other's heads....the world finals are a little over a week away.
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((STUART DAVIS/STUDENT: I'M NERVOUS, I'M EXCITED. ITS KIND OF MIXED IN THERE TOGETHER. I THINK WE CAN DO IT.)) ((WENDY MOYER/STUDENT: I'M REALLY REALLY EXCITED. EVERYDAY AT LUNCH ONE OF OUR ENSEMBLE MEMBERS SITS BESIDE ME AND I'M LIKE 7 MORE DAYS, 6 MORE DAYS.))
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They've been practicing for more than five months....before school, after school, friday night, and all day Saturday.

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((DENNA WHITE/STUDENT: I SEE THESE PEOPLE 24/7. THEY ARE LIKE FAMILY, THEY ARE LIKE MY BEST FRIEND.))
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They'll need to stick (SHOT OF DRUMSTICKS) to that friendship now more than ever.
Next week's competition in Milwaukee will determine the top percussion ensembles from the United States, Canada, and Europe.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: TUNSTALL HIGH SCHOOL WILL BE COMPETING AGAINST 127 OTHER TEAMS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. YOU WOULD THINK WITH THOSE NUMBERS, THEY WOULD HAVE VERY LITTLE CHANCE OF TAKING HOME THE TOP PRIZE, BUT CONSIDER THIS.
LAST YEAR, THEY PLACED SECOND.))
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((NAT SOUND OF DRUMMING))
This year they're gunning for first with an original six minute piece these kids have all memorized.
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((DEBRA BRAY/DIRECTOR: ITS GOING TO TAKE REACHING DOWN TO THAT POCKET AND PULLING OUT JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN THEY EVER GIVEN BEFORE AND PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER AT ONE TIME.)) ((TIM BRAY/DIRECTOR: WE'RE WORKING REALLY HARD AND THE KIDS HAVE COME A LONG WAY AND BEING A SMALL GROUP FROM A SMALL PART OF VIRGINIA MAKES IT EVEN MORE SPECIAL.))
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Even more special if this small group snares (SHOT OF SNARE DRUM) the big prize. Justin McLeod, News 7, Pittsylvania County.))
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The ensemble still needs to raise 2-thousand dollars for the trip.
They'll hold a fundraiser concert dinner Saturday night at Tunstall High School.

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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, the latest on Earnhardt autopsy photos as we hear from Teresa Earnhardt. The sale of the Express is closer to reality.
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And the Duke Blue Devils lead the march to Minneapolis for their 9th final four under Coach K.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-89 15725TC]
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The state of Florida passed into law this afternoon a bill that in effect no longer makes Dale Earnhardt's autopsy photos a part of the public record. Ever since Earnhardt died at Daytona last month, several groups have sought access to his photos. And doing so was within the law under Florida's liberal "Sunshine Law." However, Earnhardt's widow has fought the release of the photos.
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And today her persistence paid off as the Florida state senate voted 40 to nothing to close the autopsy photos. The bill was passed by the house last week, and Florida Governor Jeb Bush signed it this afternoon at 3:30 with Teresa Earnhardt by his side.
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((TERESA EARNHARDT:)) ((JEB BUSH/FLORIDA GOVERNOR:))
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[vo nat con't] The bill was passed in record time - something Governor Bush said was a tribute to Earnhardt's speed. However, attorneys for a number of news organizations plan to fight the bill saying it is difficult to enforce and apply to every case.
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In one other NASCAR note, John Andretti's crew chief, Greg Steadman, was fined $20 thousand dollars today because Andr

etti's second place car at Bristol was found to be too low during the post race inspection.[S-Express]


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[WRITER=sma]
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The Roanoke Express is fighting for fourth place in the Northern Conference with two games to play.
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The team isn't the only part of the franchise making moves as Steve Mason explains in Round House Wrap up.
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-85]
[GRAPHIC=MEN'S FINAL FOUR]

The road to the final four was a little wet for the Duke Blue Devils today as they departed from Durham.
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Head coach Mike Krzyzewski is headed to his 9th Final four since 1986. Team captain Shane Battier says the Blue Devils are appreciative of the opportunity to play Maryland for the fourth time this year.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 1201] The Duke and Maryland game will tip off at about 8:17 on Saturday night right after the first national semi-final betw(--------------)een Arizona and Michigan State. Both games are exclusively here on Your Hometown Station.