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Coming up-
A mother in Bassett is arrested charged with killing her child.
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A pickup and school bus involved in a deadly collision today- a 22 year old- was killed.
Plus- Martina Hingis takes the stand against an accused stalker.
And we'll check out the latest craze in the ball parks-
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next

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[VO-NAT]

A truck and school bus collide in Franklin County -- leaving one person dead.
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

[Bus-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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[GRAPHIC=School Bus Accident]

The crash occurred late in the afternoon on Bethlehem Road-- just outside Boones Mill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

State police say 22- year old Jason Marshall (JAM-isun) Jamison died instantly when his truck collided head-on with the school bus. Authorities say Jamison was going too fast when he took the curve. The young man was driving a truck for Jamison Electric-- which is a family run business. Dela Mae Fisher lives near the accident site and heard the collision.
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((DELA MAE FISHER: AND I HEARD THE NOISE AND TURNED AROUND TO LOOK OUT THERE, THAT'S WHEN I SEEN THE WHEEL GOING ACROSS THE ROAD AND THE TRUCK FLIPPED OVER. MIKE STATER/VA STATE POLICE: THE PANEL TRUCK WAS TRAVELING EAST AND OBVIOUSLY THE BUS WAS TRAVELING WEST. THE TRUCK VEERED TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD STRIKING THE BUS. IT WOULD APPEAR THE BUS VEERED TO THE RIGHT TRYING TO AVERT THE ACCIDENT HEAD ON BY THE TRUCK.))
[SUPER=07-Dela Mae Fisher; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Stater/State Police; 10]
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[OUT Q=by the truck.]
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[VO-NAT]

Jamison's family described the 22- year old as a talented young man who loved the Lord. The driver of the school bus and her 12 year old son were the only ones on the bus and were treated for minor injuries. Both vehicles were a total loss.
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[Campaign-Finance]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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A victory for supporters of campaign finance reform.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


The Senate approves legislation to reduce the influence of big money in political campaigns.
The bill outlaws so called soft money, the unrestricted backdoor contributions to political parties.
It also raises the limit on direct contributions to candidates from one thousand to two thousand dollars and bans unions, corporations and private groups from running attack ads sixty days before elections.
Both George Allen and John Warner voted against the bill- It now goes onto the House.
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[Hingis]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Martina Hingis is the top ranked female tennis player, but today she was in a different court-
A man accused of stalking the tennis star is on trial- Today Hingis took the stand- saying she's afraid.
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[Super=01-Martina Hingis/Tennis Star; :04]
[Super=03-Miami, FL; :25]
[SUPER=01-Dubravko Rajcevic/Defendant; :48]
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[OUT Q=while she is testifying.]

((((MARTINA HINGIS: THE MOST WHICH STAND OUT FOR ME IS THAT HE WON'T GIVE UP TO STALK ME.. TO FOLLOW ME TO ALL THE TOURNAMENTS. )) HINGIS: BECAUSE I THINK HE IS OBSESSED TOWARD ME THAT LOVE MAY TURN TO AGGRESSIVE FOR ME. THAT'S WHAT I'M SCARED OF MOST.
The man who's scaring Hingis is 46- year old (Du-Brav-koh Rye-SHEH-Vick)- The Croatian born was charged with stalking Hingis after he failed to follow police orders to leave and not return to a tournament in Florida. Two days later he returned- DUBRAVKO RAJCEVIC/DEFENDANT: I DIVORCED. I AM STILL SINGLE. MARTINA HINGIS SAY TODAY THAT SHE DOESN'T LIKE ME. I NEED TO FIND ANOTHER ONE. I THOUGHT MARTINA CAN BE THE LADY IN MY LIFE.. NOT STALKING, NOT HARMING OR THREATENING, BUT JUST FOR REAL THINGS.
(Rye-SHEH-vick) admitted to sending Hingis letters but said the wording was meant out of love-

THIS IS NOT A THREAT... IF SOMEBODY SAID TO ME... I NEED TO BE IN JAIL.
(Rye-SHEH-VICK) smiled broadly through much of Hingis testimony today- and spoke out several times despite a judge's order to be quiet. YOU WILL HAVE EVERY OPPORTUNITY IF YOU WISH TO SAY WHATEVER YOU WISH TO SAY BUT YOU WILL NOT SPEAK WHILE SHE IS TESTIFYING.))
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Hingis acknowledged on cross examination that (Rye-SHEH-vick) never threatened her, but she said he did not give up after she told him in person to leave her alone.
If convicted (Rye-SHEH-vick) could face up to four years in prison.

[China-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=net]
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Despite President Bush's demand for the return of the American spy plane that landed in China over the weekend,
China says it won't allow American Diplomats to visit the crew until tomorrow night.
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The 24 member crew made the emergency landing after colliding with a Chinese fighter jet over the weekend - and since then - there's been little contact with U-S officials. President Bush insists China return the crew and the aircraft safely.
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[IN Q=The first step..]

((GEORGE BUSH//PRES: THE FIRST STEP SHOULD BE IMMEDIATE ACCESS BY OUR EMBASSY PERSONNEL TO OUR CREWMEMBERS. I AM TROUBLED BY THE LACK OF A TIMELY CHINESE RESPONSE TO OUR REQUEST FOR THIS ACCESS))
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[OUT Q=for this access.]
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[VO-NAT]

Reports at this time indicate the crewmembers are safe and uninjured. But China IS placing the blame for the crash on the U-S.
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[Child-Death]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The mother of a four year old boy who died in February was arrested today by the Henry County Sheriff's Department.
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The boy's stepfather called 9-1-1 after finding the child unresponsive in bed.
The medical examiner determined Stephen Kelly died from blunt force injuries to the head, chest, and abdomen.
The boy's mother, 22 year old Donniele Norman, is charged with second degree murder.
Norman was arrested today and is being held at the Henry County jail with no bond.
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[Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Officials also make headway today in a two-year old Henry County murder case.
[SS=Abundio Mora Soto]


24-year old Abundio Mora Soto was wanted for the murder of his cousin-- Jose Santos Mora Soto.
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Jose Mora Soto's body was found in a creek near his home in October of 1999.
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The medical examiner ruled the death a "homicide by strangulation."
Sheriff's Deputies say Abundio fled Henry County a few days later.
Police in Charlotte, North Carolina arrested him Saturday on suspicion of shoplifting.
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Abundio Mora Soto is being held in North Carolina and will face charges there before being extradited to Henry County.

[Lex-Church]


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A landmark day for one of Lexington's most recognizable landmarks.
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Crews today began replacing the roof on the 155- year- old Lexington Presbyterian Church.. more than eight months after fire gutted the historic building.
It's the first step toward making the structure weather-proof so that interior work can begin.
Church members say they're glad to see their building start to take on a more familiar look.
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((SKIP HESS/LEXINGTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MEMBER: IT'S A REAL GOOD THING, WE'RE REALLY HAPPY TO SEE THE WORK ACTUALLY BEGIN NOW THAT YOU CAN SEE A CHANGE IN THE HORIZON LINE HERE IN THE TOWN, WHICH WILL KIND OF GET US BACK TO THE OLD WAY OF DOING THINGS, SEEING THE STEEPLE THERE AND THE CLOCK AND ALL THAT.))
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Crews hope to raise a new steeple on the church some time this fall.
The building is expected to be finished next spring.
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[tank-museum]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A group that hopes to create a landmark in Southside Virginia is stuck in neutral.
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Two years ago, the American Armoured Foundation announced plans to bring its tank museum to Pittsylvania County.
The first big obstacle was renovating the old Disstan plant along Route 29.
Now the museum needs to raise more than a million dollars to transport the large tanks from its old facility in New York.
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((DAVID KALBACKER/MUSEUM BUSINESS CONSULTANT: ITS LIKE MOVING TREMENDOUS EARTH MOVING EQUIPMENT. YOU HAVE TO HAVE SPECIAL PERMITS AND RIDE AT SPECIAL TIMES AND HAVE SPECIAL ROUTES.)) ((WILLIAM GASSER/DIRECTOR: IN THE MEANTIME, WE'RE DOING THE BEST WE CAN TO BRING THE ARTIFACTS DOWN HERE AND PRESERVE THEM AND DO FUNDRAISING SO WE CAN GET OPEN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-David Kalbacker/Museum Business Consultant; :00]
[SUPER=01-William Gasser/Museum Director; :08]
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[VO-NAT]


Museum curators don't have a target opening date.
But they hope to be open on a limited basis by this time next year.
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[Middle-School]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
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It's a dirty job but Montgomery County officials are happy to do it....
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

a groundbreaking ceremony today for the new Christiansburg Middle School.
Construction on Buffalo Drive will begin this summer with an anticipated completion date of Fall 2003.
Officials say a new building is needed because the current middle school is crowded and old.
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((MARY BIGGS/MONTGOMERY CO. SUPERVISOR; YOU'RE GOING TO SEE STATE OF THE ART FACILITY AS FAR AS CLASSROOM SPACE GOES, AREAS FOR SPECIALTIES SUCH AS YOUR ART AND MUSIC AND WHATEVER ELSE YOU MIGHT HAVE IN THAT AREA.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Biggs/Montgomery Co. Supervisor]
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[OUT Q=HAVE IN THAT AREA]
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Approximately 760-students will attend school in the new building.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Another step forward for passenger rail service in Roanoke.
That's just one story still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll visit a small Missouri town with a big distinction-- it's the population center of the United States.


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[Sports-Preview]


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((THIS IS DENISE ALLEN IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS OFFICE BRINGING THE MADNESS TO AN END AS A CHAMPION IS CROWNED TONIGHT. OPENING DAY IN THE MAJORS AND CLEMENS REACHES A MILESTONE. A BIG WEEKEND IN AREA RACING AS NASCAR COMES TO MARTINSVILLE AND THE SEASON STARTS AT NEW RIVER. THOSE STORIES AND MORE IN SPORTS.))

[Population-Center]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Big news for tiny Edgar Springs Missouri-- it's the center of the U-S population.
According to the Census Bureau it's the center of population gravity-- where the U-S would balance if it were a flat surface with the population equally distributed.
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[SUPER=03-Edgar Springs, MO]


Edgar Springs itself has barely 200 residents, but the exact population center is just two miles away.
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[IN Q=There ain't too ]

((CATHY STORM/CUSTOMER; THERE AIN'T TOO MUCH THAT HAPPENS IN EDGAR SPRINGS. So you take what you can get? YEAH, REALLY.))
[SUPER=01-Cathy Storm/Customer]
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The Census 2000 population center is 12 miles south and 32 miles west of the 1990 population center-- reflecting growth in the Southern and Western parts of the country.
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[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Roanoke City Council has taken steps to streamline city government, and improve the way members of boards and commissions are selected.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Council members approved a re-design of the committee system... instituting a formal selection process. They also eliminated several panels, such as the bid specifications committee, that council members felt were unnecessary.

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[IN Q=That committee was originated]

((BILL CARDER/ROANOKE VICE-MAYOR: THAT WAS A COMMITTEE ORIGINATED FOR VEHICLES WHICH HAS TURNED INTO ALL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS. WE BELIEVE STATE LAW AND LOCAL ORDINANCES COVER THAT BUT BY ELIMINATING THAT COMMITTEE WE SPEED THINGS UP BY THIRTY DAYS.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Carder/Roanoke Vice-Mayor]
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[OUT Q=speed things up by thirty days.]
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Today, city council also designated the former Norfolk and Western Passenger Station as the city's depot for future passenger rail service.
Council members will consider a request for money to renovate the building when they begin working on the budget later this Spring.
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[State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=01-06 TC1:35:22]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


State budget negotiators spent 30 minutes getting reacquainted today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


In their first face to face meeting in five weeks, the eight lawmakers expressed a new urgency in reaching a state budget agreement.
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((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER/R-STAFFORD CO.: I THINK THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN THROUGH THE POLLINGS. AND THE SENSE OF THE MEMBERS, HAVE FELT THAT THE CAR TAX ISN'T THE ALPHA AND OMEGA OF LIFE. AND THAT THERE ARE OTHER ASPECTS OF GOVERNMENT THAT ARE VITAL.))
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((DEL. JIM DILLARD/R-FAIRFAX: ONLY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY CAN FREE UP CERTAIN MONIES THAT WOULD BE AVAILABLE TO US, SO THERE ARE JUST ALL KINDS OF REASONS THAT WE NEED A BUDGET. NOT TO MENTION THE PUBLIC'S JUST QUESTION AS TO WHY WE CAN'T GET TOGETHER AND COME UP WITH A BUDGET.))
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[SUPER=01-Del. Jim Dillard/(R) Fairfax; :21]
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[VO-NAT]


The negotiators say Governor Jim Gilmore's state worker, teacher, and constitutional officer pay raise plan is likely dead on arrival.
That makes budget deliberations more important.
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=Veto Session]


The entire legislature reconvenes Wednesday for a one day veto override session.
A six day special session begins Thursday to redraw Virginia's political districts, with data from the 2000 census.


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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More Virginia companies are powering up for deregulation.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And they were all the rage in the Sixties.
Now bobbleheads are back and bringing in big bucks.
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[Social-Security]


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The Social Security pot is expected to run dry within the next 13 years.
That concerns students at Washington and Lee University's Law School.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; QUICK!!!]


Money will have already run out by the time these students retire.
In fact, social security will begin running a deficit by 2014.
The cost for the government will be more than twice the national debt.
The government would have to take up to 40 percent of every worker's paycheck just to keep social security in tact.
Speakers today said the Government should create personal accounts -- another name for "individual savings accounts." You pay in, and your employer matches it.
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((KAREN BURKE/LAW PROFESSOR: THERE WOULD BE ISSUES ABOUT HOW YOU WOULD RECEIVE THOSE BENEFITS. WOULD YOU RECEIVE IT AS A LIFETIME ANNUITY AS PEOPLE CURRENTLY DO, OR WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO TAKE IT IN A LUMP SUM DISTRIBUTION?))
[SUPER=01-Karen Burke/Law Professor]
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[OUT Q=lump sum distribution.]
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A few speakers recommend raising the retirement age from 65 to 70 so more people pay in for a longer period of time.
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[Customer-Choice]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Deregulation]


Like it or not, electricity deregulation is headed for Virginia.
Thousands of Virginians will be able to chose from four power providers by January first of next year.
Their choices -- American Electric Power, Allegheny Power, Delmarva Power and Light, and Dominion Virginia.
The State says electricity choice will attract competitive suppliers and benefit the most customers.
Those who oppose it say Virginia may end up with a power crisis like California.

[Bobblehead]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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Move over beanie babies.. bobble-heads are here.
It is the latest collectible showing up at stadiums and sports arenas.
And with baseball season officially underway- Gretchen Carlson reports- it could be the year of the bobblehead boom.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
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[SUPER=01-Pete Siegel/Memorablia Dealer; :55 QUICK]
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((With the crack of the bat - baseball is back! But the biggest draw this year may not be the players themselves, but 7-inch guys that look like em. They don't bat -- but bob -- the latest craze in stadium giveaways called bobbleheads.

Philly! At a Philadelphia Sixers basketball game in February, fans seemed more obsessed about getting their hands on star Allen Iversons bobbling head -- than seeing the real player shoot. Bobblehead! Even little kids are catching on to the craze. With only so many dolls to give away, fans know the collectibles could be profitable. In fact, we found an Iverson doll already going for $200 on EBay. Pete Siegel - Memorabilia Dealer This is a little Nick. But bobbleheads aren't new. Memorabilia dealer Pete Siegel says Little Nick bobbleheads became collectibles in the 60s when they went on sale at New York Knicks games. What new bobbleheads could eventually go for -- is unknown Pete Siegel - Memorabilia Dealer You're going to see them appear in auctions, on the Internet, there's going to be a whole trading community with these.
Gretchen Carlson Reporting So will teams like the Yankees be giving away bobbleheads on Opening Day? Well no, they don't have to. The first day of baseball brings in enough fans. But by mid-August some teams may be turning to bobbleheads to put fans in the stands.
Take the Minnesota Twins. Last year, 4 games of giveaways produced an 80% jump in ticket sales.

Jay Deutsch - President and CEO - BD&A I think its a mania that's beginning and will continue to build as a lot of the promotions happen. Just as Beanie Babies hit a homerun with fans several years ago, bobbleheads could be the next hot commodity, a craze that could fly right out of the park. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, New York.))
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The madness is over Duke is college basketball's national champion.
The New River Valley Speedway gets set to open its 2001 season Saturday and It's opening day, highlights from the majors.
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[SUPER=76-MLB;]


Darryl Strawberry has been arrested at a hospital in Tampa ending his four-day disappearance from a drug treatment center.
Police had been looking into an unconfirmed report the former major league outfielder had been kidnapped and his captors were demanding 50 thousand dollars.
The 39-year-old Strawberry was taken into custody on a probation violation for 1999 drug and solicitation charges.


Prosecutors say they'll seek a prison term.
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[go to break][S-Champions]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-85 tc 1:41:02]
[GRAPHIC=final four]


The preseason number one and two met in the final game of the season for the NC-Double-A Basketball Championship.


Sentimental favorite Arizona was definitely the underdog to Duke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/CBS Sports;]


Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski was looking for his third crown. Lute Olson's team was playing for his wife Bobbie who died earlier in the year of cancer.
To help the cause, Richard Jefferson is all net with the three to cut Duke's lead to six.
The Blue Devils got a surprise game from Nate James who brings the lead back up to nine with the old fashion three.

Duke kept the Wildcats at bay. Mike Dunleavy into Carlos
[super=33-Duke/82/Arizona/72;]

Boozer. Shane Battier is there to put back the miss and The Blue Devils win it 82-72
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[SUPER=01-Lute Olson/Arizona Head Coach;:21]
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[S-Opening]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-79 tc 1:56:54]
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On opening day, Charlie Manuel's Cleveland Indians ended up on the short end of the stick in Chicago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/;]


Bottom of the fourth, one nothing Sox, Paul Konerko gets the basehit to rightfield. Two runs score, Konerko gets caught in the pickle.
[super=35-Chicago/7/Cleveland/4;]


Maggs Ordonez smacks a three run homer in the eighth and Chicago beats Cleveland seven to four.
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[S-Yanks]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The Yankees picked up win number one of the season and hurler Roger Clemens reached a milestone.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/MLB-Yanks;:00]


Clemens struck out five for New York, recorded strikeout number three-thousand-509 and passed Walter Johnson to become the American League's strikeout king. Tino Martinez would make sure the Yanks opened defense of their world series title with success as he ripped this homer to power New York over KC.
[super=35-Kansas City/3/New York/7;]

Bernie Williams also left the park with a massive shot to right center as New York gets 13 hits and the 7-to-3 win.
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[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-86]
[GRAPHIC=BRAVES/REDS]


The Braves spoiled the Reds season opener in the reconfigured Cinergy Field in Cincinnati.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/Reds-MLB; :00]


The dimensions seemed to suit Atlanta's Andruw Jones just fine as he hit one out to help the Braves beat the Reds 10-to-4.
Last year's Rookie of the Year, Rafael Furcal, lead Atlanta with one homer and four RBI as the Braves cruised to the win.
[super=35-Atlanta/10/Cincinnati/4;]


Ken Griffey Junior didn't start and struckout as a pinch hitter in the 7th in Cincinnati's 10 to four loss to Atlanta.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-83 tc1:52:48]
[GRAPHIC=Express/toledo]


The Express starts its second season Friday night on the road against Toledo.
Roanoke has outscored the Storm 16 to 11 in four games this season, but playing in Toledo's barn means the fans are right on top of you.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=....]

((PERRY FLORIO/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:THE TOP ROW OF THE STANDS IS ONLY ABOUT 40 FEET FROM THE BENCH. THERE REALLY IS NO DIVIDER BETWEEN THE HOME BENCH AND THE STANDS SO PEOPLE SIT WITH YOU. THEY ARE LOUD, THEY ARE OBNOXIOUS, THEY ARE EVERYTHING OLD TIME HOCKEY IS ALL ABOUT. IF YOU ARE A YOUNG TEAM THAT CAN GET RATTLED EASILY, AND GET FRUSTRATED EASILY, IT CAN BE A VERY DIFFICULT PLACE TO PLAY.))
[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/3-1 vs. Toledo This Season; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=difficult place to play"]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Here's the entire schedule. Game two this Saturday night at Toledo. The Express set its home dates last night, but changed them today. Instead of playing Friday the 13th, game three will be played Thursday April 12th at 7:30. Game four, if needed, of the best of five series with the Storm would be Saturday April 14th.
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[S-Allied]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[NEWSCAST=11P]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-82 tc 1:33:45]
[GRAPHIC=NRV Speedway]


When the 2001 season begins at the New River Valley Speedway Allied Motorsports will be showing off some changes.


Allied Security Systems of Lynchburg sponsors the team to provide racing opportunities for young people.
Now all the teams' vehicles will sport the "Kroger Brands" logo.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Allied officials say it's a perfect fit since both companies are known for their community involvement.
Brian Creasy is moving up from the Super Mini Cup to the Late Model Truck class.
Creasy, a two time track champion at New River and a national champion in 1998, is still getting use to the new ride.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Mainly it was]
[SUPER=01-Brian Creasy/Late Model Truck Driver;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=an experience]
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[anchor=Denise]
[ss=hold]


The season starts at the New River Valley Speedway on April 7.


[S-Martinsville]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-90 13220TC]
[GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE]


The NASCAR spotlight shines on The Martinsville Speedway this weekend. Saturday the Trucks take part in the Advance Auto Parts 250, then Sunday the Cup cars turn left for 500 laps in the Virginia 500.
[GRAPHIC=BENSON]

Johnny Benson is one of the drivers to watch on Sunday. The driver of the Valvoline Pontiac is 3rd in points with 5 top 10 finishes in the first 7 events of the year. Benson is poised to be the next first time winner on the circuit.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="It's just a matter...]
[SUPER=01-Johnny Benson/Third in Points Standings; :00]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=...REAL HAPPY."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Tickets are still available for both the Cup and truck races. Qualifying for both events takes place Friday with the trucks at 1:30 and the Cup cars at 3.
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[Kite]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


France's Normandy coast is being invaded ...
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Berck sur Mer]

by kites.
Today marks the beginning of the International kite festival and this year visitors are able to see the world's largest kite.
In the shape of a large skate -- the kite measures 70 yards long and 42 yards wide.
They even had to get a tractor to the tow the kite and make it fly.
The festival lasts until the 8th and is expected to draw some 400-thousand people.
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[Super=X5043 (clears FX)]