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Coming up-
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A flash fire at work- Now one worker is in rough shape- another also hurt.
Will Mississippi keep the Confederate Emblem on their state flag? Vote results tonight.
Her son was killed- because he was gay. Now Matthew Shepard's mom brings her message to Roanoke.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]

An accident on the job leaves a Martinsville man hospitalized with burns over 80- percent of his body.
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Eleven]

Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

[Henry-Fire]


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[TAPE#=01-06 TC1:50:42]
[GRAPHIC=NEws 7 at 11]

The worker was injured at C-P Films in Henry County. The president of the company has identified the victim as John Yellock. He's in the burn unit at Baptist Hospital in North Carolina. Teresa Hamilton has more from Fieldale.
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[SUPER=01-Ken Vickers/Company President; :27]
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(( The president of C-P Films says his heart goes out to the family of John Yellock. Ken Vickers says Yellock and another man were operating a machine that coats rolls of film when Yellock was burned by a flash fire. At this point-- officials aren't certain what caused the blast. But say it's been years since a serious accident has happened at the plant which employs more than 500- workers.
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((KEN VICKERS/COMPANY PRESIDENT: IT'S ONLY A FEW WEEKS AGO THAT WE WERE CELEBRATING OUR FOUR MILLION MAN-HOURS WORKED WITHOUT A LOST TIME ACCIDENT AND WE'VE GONE YEARS AND YEARS WITHOUT A SERIOUS INJURY.)) [runs13]
[out q= a serious injury.]

Vickers says the other worker did suffer injuries but is going to be OK. Yellock received burns over 80- percent of his body. [take su] Work is continuing inside the Henry County plant but not in the area where the blast occurred. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Fieldale.))

[Pulaski-Fire]


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A two-alarm fire in Pulaski destroyed a home today.
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The Pulaski and Draper Fire Departments responded to the fully engulfed house on Bridge Street at around 4 p-m.
69-year-old Alta (All-ta) Koger (Co-ger) and her 75-year-old brother-in-law Eugene Sayers both got out safely.
Coger says she was in the kitchen when she heard a popping sound.
The combination of hot flames with cold water and low temperatures made for a lot of smoke and steam.
It took about 20-firefighters to contain the fire.
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[Blacksburg-Mascot]


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There could be decision tonight on the Blacksburg High School mascot issue.
At this hour, the Montgomery County School Board is considering a motion to eliminate both the Indian name and logo.
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[SUPER=03-Blackburg/File Tape]


The hotly contested issue has brought emotional pleas from both sides over the past few months.
Even if the board votes tonight, there are still more decisions to be made.
Tonight the board began talking about a transition period.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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We'll bring you an update later in the newscast as soon as the board votes.

[Hollins-President]


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Hollins University president Janet Rasmussen (RAS-muh-sin) has resigned.
A spokeswoman says Rasmussen's contract was up for renewal.
But she and the board of trustees agreed that it would be best for her to pursue other opportunities.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./September 1996;]


Rasmussen came to the private, liberal arts school for women about four years ago.
Enrollment has been slipping recently, and the trustees have been looking at ways to increase it.
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Retired Roanoke Times publisher Walter Rugaber will become acting president.
The university says it will release a statement tomorrow.

[Wytheville-Shooting]


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A man and woman are dead following an apparent domestic dispute in Wytheville this evening. Police found the couple inside a residence on North 30th Street. Authorities say they went to the home after someone inside phoned 9-1-1. Police say the victims were married but they have not released their names. The man was 64-- the woman was 37. Each suffered a gunshot to the head.

[Chase/Shooting]


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Police say they aren't sure why a Roanoke man shot himself after leading them on a car chase around the Roanoke Valley this morning.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Police pursued Jake Moeller (Mow-ler) from the Hollins area to Colonial Avenue outside the North Cross School.
They used spikes to deflate the tires of his Chevy Blazer.
Officers found the 28-year-old slumped in the driver's seat with a gunshot wound to his head.
He later died at the hospital.
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((DET. CHRIS NIELSEN/ROANOKE CO. POLICE: IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT HE DID CHOOSE TO SELF-INFLICT THE GUNSHOT WOUND. YET WE ARE FORTUNATE THAT NO ONE ELSE WAS INJURED THROUGH RUNNING RED LIGHTS OR THROUGH EXCESSIVE SPEED.))
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Police say they began chasing Moeller after he broke into his ex-girlfriend's house in Roanoke County this morning.
She was not injured.
Last year, Moeller was released from prison after serving five years for rape.
His father says he believes his son's problems with depression led to the fatal car chase.
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[Beasley]


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An elderly Lynchburg man has been found guilty of reckless driving for a January crash that injured nine people in a Hill City restaurant.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/January 17]


83-year old Clayton Beasley mistook the gas for the brake when his car plowed into the Golden Corral January 17th.
A medical checkup showed Beasley did not suffer any physical problems and he has since been cleared by the D-M-V to drive again.
A judge today restricted Beasley to driving to and from his doctor's office for the next three months.
He was also fined 250 dollars.
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[Derailment-Reward]


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There's a 5-thousand dollar reward on the table .. for information regarding Friday's train derailment in Roanoke.


Norfolk Southern says vandalism is responsible.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday]


Company police say the incident that led to the derailment started in Salem, where the train had problems and had to stop.
Officials say someone separated some of the cars from the main part of the train.
Once the train pulled away, inertia got the other cars rolling until they wrecked.
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[Mississippi-Flag]


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Some called it history, others an obstacle to the future.
By a nearly two to one margin today, Mississippi voters chose to keep the state's current flag....
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one that includes the Confederate battle flag in the corner.
Voters had a choice between the existing flag and one that features a less controversial arrangement of 20 stars, highlighting Mississippi's role as the 20-th state.
The current flag was adopted in 1894.
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State senators throw a legal roadblock in front of the car-tax cut.
That's still ahead on News 7.
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And 22 years after a school shooting the woman convicted talks about the day she killed two people-
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((I DON'T REMEMBER ACTUALLY GOING IN AND GETTING THE RIFLE AND LOADING IT UP.))
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Brenda Spencer was 16 at the time. Today she has advice for anyone who's thinking of bringing a gun to school.


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[Sports-Preview]


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((GOOD EVENING EVERYONE. THIS IS DENISE ALLEN IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS OFFICE. THE STORM RAVAGES ROANOKE. THE DEVILS ARE ON THIER WAY TO BREEZING BY THE HURRICANES. MICHAEL VICK LEAVES HIS MARK ON VIRGINIA TECH AND OUR OWN MIKE STEVENS MAKES HIS DEBUT ON NATIONAL TV. THOSE STORIES AND MORE LATER IN THE NEWSCAST.))

[School-Shooting]


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It was the nation's first high profile School Shooting.
It was 1979 in San Diego California- a 16 year old girl opens fire-
Now 22 years later, the 38 year old inmate wants to get out of prison.
Chris Lawrence has the story.
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((22 years after her shooting spree, Brenda Spencer asked a parole board to let her go. BRENDA: "I'm sorry I did that ..and hurt those people." The board turned her down ..but not before Spencer sent a message to current students who may be considering what she did: Talk ..to anyone. BRENDA SPENCER/CONVICTED KILLER "If not their parents, then counselors. They just need to keep going until they find someone they can talk to. And don't give up." Already this year, two school shootings have happened in suburban San Diego. And the parents of one of those victims wrote a letter to Spencer's parole board. "Young people must know responsibility for their actions. Keep this person in prison for the lives she took ..and the lives she changed forever." Those lives changed in 1979 ..when Brenda Spencer was 16 years old. Spencer hid in her home ..and opened fire at children walking into elementary school. She wounded eight of them ..and killed the school's principal and custodian. CRYSTAL HARDY/JANUARY 1979: "He said Duck, you guys! Run! Then I got shot, ran in the nurse's office and I was bleeding a lot." Police surrounded her home ..and Spencer wounded one of them. When a reporter called during the siege and asked why she opened fire, Spencer said, "I don't like Mondays. This livens up the day." "They're all safe and sound here!" Spencer pleaded guilty to murder ..and sentenced to 25 years to life. She's been turned down for parole times before. Chris Lawrence CBS News.))

[Shepard]


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Almost three years ago, Matthew Shepard was beaten and left to die because he was gay.
Matthew's mother Judy Shepard came to Hollins University tonight-
As Intern Reporter Sloane Smith reports Shepard's trying to raise awareness in the fight against hate crimes.
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((JUDY SHEPARD: I'M NOT NAIVE ENOUGH TO THNIK THAT WHAT i'M SAYING IS GOING TO PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING AGAIN, BUT I'M JUST HOPING THAT THE SEEDS I PLANT WILL CAUSE PEOPLE TO THINK ABOUT THE WAY THEY FEEL AND WHY THEY FEEL THAT WAY. Judy shepard is talking about the murder of her son. To a full house, she listened to testimonials and gave peole advice on how to deal with issues like hate, ignorance and intolerance. BETSY COE/HOLLINS STUDENT: I THINK IT'S VERY BENEFICIAL TO THE COMMUNITY. THERE'S A LOT OF SUPPORT BUT THEN AGAIN, THERE'S LOTS OF PEOPLE WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND BUT SAY THEY SUPPORT AND DON'T NECESSARILY KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON. Some say that Shepard's visit is timely in light of the recent shooting at a Roanoke gay bar that killed one and injured six others. They think this message is just what the Roanoke Valley needs to hear. CARA HARDINGER/HOLLINS STUDENT: I THOUGHT THAT IT WAS REALLY POWERFUL. I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY BENEFICIAL TO HAVE JUDY SHEPARD HERE. I THINK THAT IT IS GREAT FOR OUR COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF WHAT HAPPENED HERE IN SEPTEMBER. Almost three years after her sons death, Judy Shepard is urging Americans to support hate crime legislation. Her commitment to awareness has led her to the steps of our nations capital. Shepard says her battle for hate crimes legislation hasn't been easy... And partisan politics is partly to blame. THIS SHOULDN'T BE A PARTISAN ISSUE- THIS IS A HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE. tHERE'S NO ROOM FOR PARTISAN POLITICS TO PLAY A ROLE IN THIS. THIS IS ABOUT PEOPLE AND THEIR RIGHTS. And while she says that she knows that it won't bring back Matthew, it may prevent it from happening to someone else. Sloane Smith, News 7, Roanoke County.))

[Car-Tax]


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Let the courts decide.
That's what a bi-partisan handful of state senators and civic leaders says about "no car tax."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Republican Senator Warren Barry and Democrat Dick Saslaw (SASS-law) say Governor Jim Gilmore broke the law.
They've filed a lawsuit alleging Gilmore artificially inflated his December revenue report to keep his tax cut on its original schedule.
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((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: SOME OF HIS PERSONNEL ARE GONNA BE SEQUESTERED AND CERTAINLY UNDER OATH THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO REVEAL SOME THINGS THAT THE GOVERNOR MAY NOT WANT TO BE REVEALED. IF THAT BE THE CASE, I WOULD HOPE THAT IT WOULD MAKE HIM A LITTLE MORE COMPATIBLE TO DEAL WITH AND START TO LEARN THE ART OF COMPROMISE.))
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I'M NOT FEELING PARTICULARLY PRESSURED. I DON'T REALLY HAVE ANY FEELINGS ON IT AT ALL. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WILL GO AHEAD AND DEFEND THE SUIT AND I THINK THAT WILL BE THAT.))
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Senator Barry calls the lawsuit a "two by four" to get the Governor's attention.
The Governor says he's confident his budget practices are perfectly legal... and Senator Barry's comments might be interpreted to mean the suit has been filed in bad faith.
No court dates have been set yet.

[Trade-Mission]


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While the lawyers and lawmakers stew in Richmond, the Gilmores are headed off to Europe.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The Governor and First Lady announced details of their two week trade mission to The United Kingdom, Ireland, and Germany.
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[sot TAPE ONE 14:16:24]

((ROXANE GILMORE/FIRST LADY OF VIRGINIA: WITH THE APPROACH OF THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF JAMESTOWN, IT'S IMPORTANT TO ENCOURAGE VISITATION FROM ENGLAND AND GERMANY, OUR FIRST AND SECOND LARGEST OVERSEAS TOURISM MARKETS.))


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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING AS I SAID WITH A NUMBER OF SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, INCLUDING GERMAN CHANCELLOR SCHRODER, THE RUSSIAN PRIME MINISTER, KASS, EH, KASS... WHERE IS HE? KASHANOVA I BELIEVE, KASHANOVA.))
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The Gilmores and their entourage depart Saturday, and will be gone for two weeks.
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[China-Plane]


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It is Wednesday in China- a day when talks begin between Chinese and American officials.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Beijing, China;]


U-S officials arrived in Beijing- Their goal is to win the return of the Navy plane that collided with a Chinese fighter jet.
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((WE'RE HERE TO MEET THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT ON THE 18TH TO EXCHANGE INFORMATION IN AN ONGOING INCIDENT WITH OUR RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT.))
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The 80-million dollar Navy aircraft is at a military airfield where it's believed China is studying its surveillance equipment.
The Pentagon says it's American property.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Still ahead on News 7, find out why NASA made a landing at Danville's airport today.
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[VO-NAT]


And some light at the end of the tunnel for the flood-ravaged midwest.
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The Blacksburg Indian is going away.
Just a few moments ago, the Montgomery County School board voted to eliminate the Indian name and logo.
The vote was five to two.
The school system will eliminate the mascot by 2003.

[Danville-Air]


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A big project is coming to the small airport in Danville.
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[SUPER=03-Danville]


NASA selected the Danville Regional Airport to test the feasibility of SATS.
That is short for Small Aircraft Transportation System.
It's a pilot program designed to allow small aircraft to fly in and out of small airports without control towers and expensive radars.
This could allow people to travel around the country quicker by landing at small regional airports like Danville.
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[Midwest-Flooding]


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The Mississippi is raging tonight- and people in several Midwestern states are fearing for the worst.
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[VO-NAT 16:43:23]
[SUPER=03-LaCrosse, WI;]


In Wisconsin, nine counties are under a state of emergency- Several hundred people have left their homes-
Others spent the day filling sandbags.
[Super=03-Davenport, IA;]


In Davenport, Iowa business owners joined together to build a one thousand foot dike to protect downtown.
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((DARREN SMILEY/BUSINESS OWNER: AT FIRST IT WAS REAL EASY, BUT IT'S GETTING HARDER BY THE MINUTE. WE GOTTA HAVE BODIES TO FILL AND TIE AND SAND AND BUILD AND EVERYTHING ELSE.))
[SUPER=01-Darren Smiley/Business Owner;]
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[OUT Q=and everything else.]
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The National Weather Service predicts the river will crest at 16 and half feet- lower than first thought- That could be good news for people in low lying areas.
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[Chicago-Wind]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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The Windy City is living up to its nickname with Gusts up to 35 miles an hour today.
Temperatures were around freezing but the wind chill factor made it feel like the teens.
That did not stop at least one jogger from battling to get in a daily run.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up in sports, The Express season ends in Toledo, Michael Vick joins forces with Virginia Tech to sell his likeness and the Winston Cup drivers prepare for Talladega.
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First our Extra Point.
Here's a look at what our News 7 Sports Director does on his vaction.
Mike Stevens takes in the Regis and Kelly show.
Take a closer look.
There he is at the New York studio, sitting in the audience with his family.
Here are the boards.
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[S-Express]


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The Storm blew Roanoke away last night ending the Express' season.
Toledo took game five of the first round ECHL playoff series five to two.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Toledo, OH/Express vs. Storm;]


Roanoke opened up the scoring last night. Mike Peron wins the battle in front of the net and puts the Express up one-nothing in the first. But that would be Roanoke's only lead.
Toledo went to work, Jason Norrie gets by Daniel Berthiuame to tie the contest at one.
First period ends with Toledo up two to one. In the second, the Storms' Norrie gets his second goal of the night and what would be the game winner.
[super=38-Roanoke/2/Toledo/5/Storm Wins Series 3-2;]


James Patterson makes it four to one Toledo, and the Storm beats Roanoke five to two to win the series three games to two.
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[S-NHL]


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Two streaks continued last night in the NHL playoffs. New Jersey won its sixth straight playoff game on the road and Carolina lost its sixth straight playoff game of any kind.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/Fox Sports;]


The Devils only needed one goal last night, Bobby Holik got it 4:44 into 1st period. And the Devils take a commanding three games to none lead of this best of seven series.
[super=31-New Jersey/4/Carolina/0/NJ Leads 3-0;]


Randy McKay adds a little sweetness to the win as New Jersey beats Carolina four-to-zero.
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[anchor=Denise]
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Buffalo Beat Philadelphia Four to three in overtime. The Sabres lead the series three games to one.

[S-Vick]


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Michael Vick says he owes Virginia Tech for his success.
So he's giving back to the school.
Steve Mason has more on the new merchandising agreement between Vick and Tech.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/Projected as Top NFL Draft Pick; :18 QUICK]
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[SUPER=04-2000 Football Season; 1:22]
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[S-Draft]


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Michael Vick has been the center of all the NFL draft talk.
But a number of other Hokies hope to get a chance to play pro ball as free agents if they aren't drafted this coming weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/March 15th; :00]

All four of the graduating Tech lineman would like to get chance to clear a path in an NFL camp. But the one guy who has the best chance of getting drafted is Matt Lehr - the six foot two, 285 pound guard from Woodbridge.
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[SUPER=01-Matt Lehr/Former VT Offensive Lineman; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...IT'S PAYING OFF."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Lehr has worked out for a number of different NFL clubs, but he says right now he doesn't have a clue which ones might have the most interest in his services.
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[S-Talladega]


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It's back to the races for Winston Cup this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/Fox Sports]


Many of the teams are cruising the 2-point-66 mile tri-oval this week in preparation for Sunday's Talladega 500.
This is the first restrictor plate race since Daytona. Some of the fast speeds in a race car have been recorded at Talladega.
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[SUPER=02-Sterlin Marlin/#40 Dodge;]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Harvick/Goodwrench Chevy Driver]
[RUNS=33]
[OUT Q=use to yet]

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