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Coming up on News 7-
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After four years in office... Governor Gilmore delivers his final state of the commonwealth address.
A house catches fire in Roanoke tonight... smoke could be seen for miles.
An area teen could face the death penalty. The latest from court...
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus another warm day??
News 7 is next.

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[SOT 02:23:20]
[IN Q=And I speak not]

((AND I SPEAK NOT OF SMALL CHANGES THAT WOULD ONLY DOT OUR HISTORY BOOKS, BUT SWEEPING CHANGES THAT WILL EMPOWER THE LIVES OF GENERATIONS TO COME.))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=of generations to come.]
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Governor Gilmore says he leaves a record of accomplishment as he leaves office, while Democrats suggest he's rewriting history.
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[Gilmore-Speech]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Gilmore delivered his farewell tonight... his final State of the Commonwealth address before he turns over the Governor's office to Mark Warner on Saturday.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean and JoeD /Starlink;]


We have two reports tonight on Gilmore's speech and the reaction to it, starting first with Joe Dashiell.
[LIVE=JoeD /FULL Starlink]
[SUPER=@joe1]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


Jean, Jim Gilmore will be remembered as the man who cut the car tax... but tonight he made the case that the lasting legacy of his administration is not a single policy or program. [***ROLLED FROM STARLINK***]
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[IN Q=Virginia will never again]
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[OUT Q=God bless the Commonwealth, Good Night and Farewell.]
(([IN Q=Virginia will never again]

((VIRGINIA WILL NEVER AGAIN BE MOCKED AS A POLITICAL MUSEUM PIECE, BUT CELEBRATED AS THE CRADLE OF DEMOCRACY THAT THE FOUNDERS ENVISIONED MORE THAN TWO AND A QUARTER CENTURIES AGO.))
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[OUT Q=two and a quarter centuries ago.]


As he stood before a joint session of the General Assembly for the final time as Governor, Jim gilmore said his accomplishments have come in many areas.
4000 new teachers, 320- thousand new jobs...
And though the state faces a one-point three billion dollar shortfall, Gilmore said he has maintained Virginia's reputation for strong financial management.
[SOT]
[IN Q=And the budget I propose]

((AND THE BUDGET I PROPOSE MAINTAINS THAT HIGH LEVEL OF INTEGRITY. IT IS A CONSERVATIVE, RESPONSIBLE AND BALANCED BUDGET.))
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[OUT Q=and balanced budget.]


Gilmore says the recession should not prevent Virginia from phasing out the car tax completely by 2004, and he proposed sending some income tax revenues back to local governments beginning in 2005.
The governor also recognized two state troopers who were among the first to arrive on the scene of the September 11th terrorist attack at the Pentagon..
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[IN Q=Ladies and gentlemen]

((LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, VIRGINIA IS PREPARED FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. GOD BLESS YOU, GOD BLESS THE COMMONWEALTH, GOOD NIGHT AND FAREWELL.))
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[OUT Q=good night and farewell.]))
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[LIVE=JoeD /FULL Starlink]
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Gilmore said he always gets choked up when he says goodbye.
But there are many who are glad to see him go... tonight Steve Smallshaw spoke with some of them.

(Joe tosses to Steve)



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(Joe D. live ad lib toss to Steve)
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[SUPER=05-Richmond]


(Steve ad lib live intro)
History may be the final judge of the Gilmore legacy, but Democrats were more than ready to pronounce their own verdict tonight.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :14]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Roanoke; :37]
[SUPER=01-Del. Preston Bryant/(R) Lynchburg; :54]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Creigh Deeds/(D) Warm Springs; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Del. Chip Woodrum/(D) Roanoke; 1:23]
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[OUT Q=we have a mess on our hands.]
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[RUNS02]
Governor Jim Gilmore walked out of the House chamber for the last time, knowing that in just a few days he will be just another Virginian without a job.
So you might have expected a little resume padding before he left.
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But for every item on Gilmore's laundry list of accomplishments, Democrats could think of a dirty problem he was leaving behind... not the least of which is a billion dollar hole in this year's budget.
[SOT 3:52:26]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D- ROANOKE: HE HAS EVERY RIGHT TO BOAST ABOUT SOME OF THE SUCCESSES OF THIS ADMINISTRATION, BUT IT WAS A REALLY UTTER FAILURE TO RECOGNIZE THE BUDGET CRISIS THAT WE'RE IN NOW, AND I THINK THAT'S UNFORTUNATE. WE HAVE A NEW ADMINISTRATION COMING IN SATURDAY, SO I GUESS IT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER WHAT THIS GOVERNOR SAID TONIGHT.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=said tonight.]
[SOT 3:54:56]

((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R- LYNCHBURG: IT'S IMPORTANT THAT YOU LOOK AT THE GILMORE RECORD OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS AND NOT LOOK AT THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS. THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS HAVE LARGELY BEEN DICTATED BY A DOWNTURN IN THE ECONOMY WHICH IS LARGELY BEYOND HIS CONTROL. IF YOU LOOK AT THE WHOLE FOUR YEARS, HE DID A PRETTY DARN GOOD JOB.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=darn good job.]


But Democrats call the last twelve months and the historic budget impasse a "train wreck".. putting things together again is going to take a lot of effort from both sides of the aisle.
[SOT 20:19:28]

((SEN. CREIGH DEEDS/D- WARM SPRINGS: WE'VE GOT SO MUCH WORK TO DO, IT'S TIME TO MOVE PAST THIS ADMINISTRATION AND START SOLVING SOME PROBLEMS.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=solving some problems.]
[SOT 20:15:03]

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D- ROANOKE: I THINK WE NEED TO LOOK TO THE FUTURE AND COME TO GRIPS WITH THE FACT THAT WE'VE GOT TO WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF THE PEOPLE OF THE COMMONWEALTH, WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS JOB IN FRONT OF US, WE HAVE A.. FRANKLY, WE HAVE A MESS ON OUR HANDS.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=we have a mess on our hands.]))
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The mopping up starts in earnest next week, after new governor Mark Warner moves in to try and right the ship of state.
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[Roanoke-Fire]


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Smoke from a house fire in downtown Roanoke tonight could be seen for several miles.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

When firefighters arrived on Elm Avenue-- flames were already visible. Patricia Ferguson had lived in the house for 29- years but was not home when the fire started. Officials say the house was seriously damage-- but theyhave don't know if it'll be a complete loss.
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[SOT 05:58:05]
[IN Q=WE ARRIVED HERE]

((CAPT. GARY CONNER/ROANOKE FIRE DEPARTMENT; WE ARRIVED HERE WE HAD FLAMES COMING OUT THE SECOND STORY WINDOW ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE HOUSE FACING ELM, WE HAD FIRE EXTENDING UP THROUGH THE ROOF.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Gary Conner/Roanoke Fire Department; :00]
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[OUT Q=THROUGH THE ROOF.]
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Captain Conner says investigators are not sure how the fire started but they have ruled out arson.
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[Afghanistan]


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Early indications are today's crash of a marine plane was not the result of enemy fire.
The KC-130 crashed in a remote area of Pakistan not far from the Afghanistan border.
Aleen Sirgany has more-
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[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

((PENTAGON OFFICIALS SAY THERE ARE NO INITIAL SIGNS THAT HOSTILE FIRE BROUGHT DOWN A U.S. REFUELING PLANE IN SOUTHWESTERN PAKISTAN. THE KC-130 -- CARRYING AT LEAST SEVEN MARINES -- WAS TRYING TO LAND AT A BASE NEAR THE CITY OF SHAMSI ... WHEN WITNESSES SAY IT CAUGHT FIRE, AND CRASHED INTO A MOUNTAIN. Major Chris Hughes, US Marine Corps: THE TERRAIN IS DESCRIBED AS DIFFICULT.' MEANWHILE, THE U.S. PREPARES TO MOVE TOP TALIBAN AND AL-QAIDA DETAINEES FROM AFGHANISTAN ... TO A HOLDING FACILITY IN GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA ... POSSIBLY AS EARLY AS THURSDAY. THE NAVAL BASE IS NOW READY TO HOUSE AS MANY AS 100 HIGH SECURITY PRISONERS. BUT SOME TALIBAN LEADERS ARE STILL NOT IN U.S. CUSTODY. THE GOVERNOR OF KANDAHAR ADMITTED HE RELEASED SEVEN HIGH-RANKING TALIBAN -- DESPITE REPEATED DEMANDS TO HAND THEM OVER TO U.S. OFFICIALS. BACK HERE AT HOME, A FEDERAL JUDGE IS CONSIDERING WHETHER TO TELEVISE THE TRIAL OF ZACARIAS MOUSSAOUI ... ACCUSED OF BEING INVOLVED IN THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS. HIS LAWYERS ARGUED WEDNESDAY ... THAT CAMERAS IN THE COURTROOM WOULD ENSURE A FAIR TRIAL. PROSECUTORS SAID THE MOVE JEOPARDIZED THE SAFETY OF THE COURT. AND A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY FOR SPECIAL FORCES SERGEANT, NATHAN CHAPMAN -- THE FIRST U.S. MILITARY SOLDIER KILLED BY HOSTILE FIRE IN AFGHANISTAN. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))
[Terrorism]
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Since the September Eleventh attacks, many schools are examining terrorism.
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Washington and Lee University has started a class about terrorism and its causes. The course's professor says the nature of the attacks has created more interest in the subject.
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[SOT 50:25]
[IN Q=One of the important...]

((BOB STRONG/POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR; ONE OF THE IMPORTANT FEATURES ABOUT SEPTEMBER 11TH IS THAT IT DIDN'T OCCUR WITH A GROUP CLAIMING RESPONSIBILITY ISSUING A LIST OF DEMANDS, IT JUST HAPPENED.))
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[OUT Q=of demands, it just happened.]
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Strong says the number of terrorist incidents has been declining in the past decade, but the number of people killed in attacks has risen dramatically. The course will include about a half dozen lectures from terrorism experts, as well as how religion and nationalism help fuel terrorist activities.
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[CA-Nuke]


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Police arrest a man they say was threatening to attack a nuclear power plant.
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[VO-NAT cover at 20:04:19 13 into bite]
[SUPER=03-Orange Co., CA]


Police say the former power plant worker had an aresenal of fire power.
Authorities confiscated hand grenades, assault rifles, a rocket lancher and more than 4-thousand rounds of amunition.
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[SOT 13:39:08]
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((GEORGE JARAMILLO/ORANGE CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: ALSO DURING THE SEARCH, TWO DEPUTIES OPENED AN AMMO CONTAINER, WERE OVERCOME BY A YELLOW VAPOER CLOUD, THEY WERE LITERALLY BROUGHT TO THEIR KNEES.))
[SUPER=01-George Jaramillo/Orange Co. Sheriff's Dept;]
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[OUT Q=TO THEIR KNEES.]
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[VO-NAT 13 plus pad]


The men were treated and released from a local hospital. Officials aren't sure what the vapor was.
Supervisors at the nuclear generating station says the worker had been recently been fired and was threatening to take revenge.
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Prosecutors outline their case against a teenager accused of killing a Martinsville shop owner.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And after several stops and starts, a Roanoke factory starts focusing on production.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[OUT Q=....the big 7."]

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the news 7 sports office as the Tech women crush BC and win their 9th straight. Radford gets some payback as the Highlanders rock Winthrop in the Dedmon Dome. Steve Mason hooks up with mature JJ in Hometown Hoops Weekly. Plus, Gordon's new boy leads testing at Daytona and the Z man takes over in Gainesville. Tonight on the Big 7.))[Mann

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More than a year after a Martinsville shop owner was gunned down at work, prosecutors laid out their case against the teenager charged with her murder.
Cameras were not allowed in the courtroom for the preliminary hearing because the defendant is a juvenile.
But a judge cleared the way for him to be tried as an adult.
Marya Jones was there and tells us what happened.
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((((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: After five hours of testimony from 10 witnesses, the judge said there was enough probable cause to try Billy Ray Manns as an adult for capital murder.
The testimony of his friends and relatives is what implicated him.))
17-year-old Billy Ray Manns is now facing a possible death sentence in connection with the murder of a woman he barely knew.
In September of 2000, Lisa Thomas was gunned down in front of her children inside the clothing store she ran with her husband.
In a preliminary hearing, Manns' friends said the teenager bragged about killing Thomas.
His stepsister said he claimed he shot her "four or five times" and he "was going to get paid for it."
Attorneys from both sides grilled Thomas' husband, Maverick Muhammad, on the stand for an hour and a half.
He told them he did not kill his wife or hire Manns to do it.
Manns' attorneys contend that Muhammad tested positive for gunpowder residue. ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: Prosecutors and defense attorneys declined to discuss the case any further.
But prosecutors have said before that this was a murder for hire.
To this day, Manns remains the only person charged in connection with the crime.
He'll be transferred from juvenile detention to an adult jail as he awaits trial. Marya Jones, News7, Martinsville.))))

[Hockey-Dad]


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Closing argments are set to begin tomorrow in the trial of the father accused of killing a man at their son's hockey practice.
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[SUPER=03-Cambridge, MA;]


Thomas Junta took the stand today- telling jurors it was self defense.
He says Michael Costin was the agressor in the second of their two confrontations that day- swingly at Junta when he returned to the rink to get his son.
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((THOMAS JUNTA/DEFENDANT: AS SOON AS WE HIT HTE FLOOR HE WAS USING HIS KNEES TO TRY AND KICK ME AND HE WAS TRYING TO PUNCH ME.))
[SUPER=01-Thomas Junta/Defendant;]
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[OUT Q=TO PUNCH ME.]
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A medical expert hired by the defense said that one punch could have been enough to cause the fatal injury- and Junta held fast to his claim that he only delivered three blows.
Prosecutors say Junta attacked Costin after becoming enraged over rough play at the children's practice.
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[Spectacle-Lens]


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There's now a clearer view of what's going on at Johnson and Johnson's Spectacle Lens Group in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Johnson and Johnson Corporate Video]


The manufacturing facility is up and running again.
The company formerly known as Innotech broke ground in 1999, but assembly line problems kept it from manufacturing.
The company's president says the kinks are worked out.
Now Difinity Two "Dual-add" lenses are rolling off the line -- also known as no-line bifocals.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We are actually]

((VAL BRUNELL/THE SPECTACLE LENS GROUP: WE ACTUALLY HAVE SOME VERY UNIQUE DESIGNS IN THESE LENSES THAT ARE INNOVATIVE AND ALLOW PEOPLE TO SEE MUCH BETTER.))
[SUPER=01-Val Brunell/The Spectacle Lens Group]
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[OUT Q=much better.]
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Johnson and Johnson promised to hire 600 people when the facility was built.
There aren't that many employed yet, but The Spectacle Lens Group is hiring.
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[Hospice]


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Terminally ill patients are finding joy with man's best friend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Apollo and his owner Diane (Door-OZ-io) Dorazio are Carilion Hospice volunteers.
Shelby Bailey says she looks forward to their visits because Apollo makes her feel better
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[SOT 18:03:41]
[IN Q=it means a lot because]

((SHELBY BAILEY/CARILION HOSPICE PATIENT: IT MEANS A LOT BECAUSE YOU GET TO FEED HIM AND HE'S FRIENDLY))
[SUPER=01-Shelby Bailey/Carilion Cancer Patient; :04]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=and he's friendly]
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[VO-NAT]


Dorazio says pet therapy has many benefits --it can reduce blood pressure and help patients emotionally.
Bailey's family says she is more responsive when Apollo is around.
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[SOT17:54:27]
[IN Q=For hospice patients there is not]

((DIANE DORAZIO/CARILION HOSPICE VOLUNTEER:FOR HOSPICE PATIENTS THERE IS NOT A LOT OF TRUE JOY THAT GOES ON IN THEIR DAY TO DAY LIVES --KNOWING APOLLO IS VISITING ONE DAY GIVES THEM SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO))
[SUPER=01-Diane Dorazio/Carilion Hospice Volunteer]
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[OUT Q=look forward to]
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But she says most importantly, animals offer unconditional love --regardless of the patient's condition..
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One has too much... the other not enough.
Find out what two New York cities are swapping when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And not a movie prop... it's the latest in traveling safety... complete with electrified door handles and tear gas dispensers.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Thaxton-Elementary]


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Some Thaxton youngsters can now brag about the day they spent with America's President.
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[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

A group of Thaxton Elementary students joined George W. Bush in a pep talk for teachers, principals and education officials. An employee at the nation's capitol called the students' principal earlier this week looking for public school students to participate in the ceremony. A new bill will require new reading and math tests, and set higher teacher standards.
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[SOT 5:44-5:52]
[IN Q=I don't know if it's gonna be...]

((CALLE GLOVER/3RD GRADER: I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GONNA BE HARD OR EASY SO I'M JUST GONNA TRY MY BEST.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 6:43-6:49]

((LORRIE MANLEY/PRINCIPAL, THAXTON ELEMENTARY: IT'LL BE WONDERFUL, IT'LL BE A GREAT.... HAVE DOCUMENTED PROGRESS.))
[SUPER=01-Calle Glover/3rd Grader; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lorrie Manley/Thaxton Elementary Principal; :09]
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[OUT Q=have documented progress.]
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[VO-NAT :09]

After sitting in on the ceremony in Constitution Hall the kids were expected to have a few hours to tour the city.
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[Buffalo-Snow]


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If you need snow, Buffalo has plenty of it.. and apparently one nearby city is asking.
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[SUPER=03-Buffalo, NY]


Rochester, New York... 60 miles to the east has only a foot of snow this winter- Buffalo has had more than seven feet...
Rochester needs more snow for it's Coldrush winter celebration this weekend.
So city officials are asking their Buffalo counterparts to lend them some.
Rochester will use it for an artificial ski slope in downtown.
Buffalo is more than happy to oblige.
Buffalo officials say they don't even have to bring the snow back.
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[S-Extra]


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[WRITER=mst]
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Hoop wins by the Tech women and the RU men. Plus, Hometown Hoops Weekly and Daytona Testing pictures are on the way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB;:00]

But first - Billy Wagner the former Ferrum star from Tazewell signed a new three year deal with the Astros worth $27 million dollars. Only the Yankees' Mariano Rivera makes more money as a relief pitcher the 30 year lefty from Tannersville.
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[S-Tech]


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The Tech women celebrated their entrance in the top 25 by putting the wood on Boston College last night. The Hokies whipped the Eagles 73-to-52.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Eagles vs. Hokies; :00]

Nearly 24 hundred fans rocked the Cassell last night as Tech tried to stay unbeaten in the Big East. Tech with some nice ball movement will eventually find Ieva Kublina, and the Big East co-player of the week hits the jumper from the elbow. Next, Lisa Guarneri whips the pass inside to Kublina. She had 19 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks.
[SUPER=33-Boston College/52/Virginia Tech #24/73;]

And the freshman from Hillsville, Erin Gibson played 22 minutes and scored 8 points. Tech wins its 9th straight 73-to-52.
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[SUPER=01-Chrystal Starling/19 Points vs. Boston College; :13]
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[OUT Q=...WEPLAY SMART."]
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[S-Radford]


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The Radford Highlanders haven't been setting the world on fire this season, but tonight they took out a lot of their frustrations on Winthrop.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Winthrop vs. Radford; :00]


The defending Big South champions ran into a buzz saw.
The Eagles get out on the fast break and throwdown the jam as Tyrone Myers hits Marcus Stewart.
Winthrop is felling pretty good. But RU held Winthrop to four field goal in the field half and got busy as Peanut Arrington knocks down the jumper. Raymond had a game high 24 points.
[super=33-Winthrop/48/Radford/69;]

Radford would not let up as Corey Watkins gets two of his 16. Radford outscores Winthrop 41-to-15 in the first half and cruises to the 69-to-48 win.
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[S-Hoops]


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Hometown Hoops Weekly is back tonight as Steve Mason checks in with Cave Spring. The Knights are back in the valley after traveling across the country and taking a few lumps along the way.
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[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :17]
[SUPER=01-J. J. Redick/23.5 Points, 4.7 Rebounds a Game; :26]
[SUPER=01-Justin Harris/Knights Shooting Guard; :44]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hicks/Cave Spring Head Coach; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Davison/Knights Point Guard; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=....hometown hoops weekly"]
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((STEVE MASON:)) ((J.J. is averaging 23.5 points a game and he will be the first to tell you he's off to a slow start. However, Redick has worked hard to become a complete player. ((:)) J.J. is the only Cave Spring player averaging double digits. But several players are scoring six and seven points a game. ((JUSTIN HARRIS:)) ((BILLY HICKS:))
junior point guard Andrew Davison is the Knights second leading scorer and has been a solid addition when it comes to ball handling duties. But increased help inside has been key for the Knights. ((:)) Redick remains one of if not the best player in the state who is still adjusting to his elderly statesman status. ((:))
The Knights resume district play this Friday night on the road against Patrick Henry. Steve Mason Hometown Hoops Weekly.))

[S-Daytona]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The three day test session at Daytona wrapped up with a surprise driver posting the fastest time of the week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

Jimmie Johnson, the rookie who will be driving a Chevy owned by both Jeff Gordon and Rick Hendrick with sponsorship from Lowe's - has been fast each and every day this week. His fastest circuit was just under 184 miles an hour.
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[SUPER=01-Jimmie Johnson/Fastest in Testing 183.816 MPH; ;00]
[SUPER=01-Stacy Compton/Topped 183 MPH in Testing; :17]
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[OUT Q=...AND FIND OUT."]
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[VO CON'T] Ward Burton is Dodge finished up the fastest of yesterday's testers. His speed today was 183 point 748 miles an hour.
Three mare days of testing for the remaining teams are scheduled for next week.
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[S-Zook]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-107 5038TC]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA FOOTBALL]


The Florida Gators finally got a head football coach today as Ron Zook took over the job.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/1987; :00]

Many of you may remember back in 1987 when Frank Beamer first arrived in Blacksburg, Zook was the Hokies defensive coordinator and assistant head coach during that 87 campaign. That team went 2-and-9 and Zook's defense gave up a very un-Virginia Tech like 224 yards rushing a game.
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

Most recently Zook spent the past two years in New Orleans as the Saints defensive coordinator. His ties to Florida go back to the early to mid 90s when he was the Gators' defensive coordinator and special teams coach.
[SUPER=03-Gainesville, FL;]

His contract is for 5 years at $1 point 5 million a season as he formally accepted the challenge of maintaining one of college football's elite teams last night.
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[IN Q=COACH SPURRIER...]
[SUPER=01-Ron Zook/New Florida Gators Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=...I'M GONNA BE."]
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[Battle-car]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kgu]
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One new S-U-V comes fully loaded...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI]


with a laser gun. That's just one of the options on the new Smart- truck featured at the North American International Auto Show this week. Inspired by James Bond, the Smartruck is a concept vehicle that's getting a lot of attention after the September 11th terrorism atttacks. The vehicle was designed by a civilian division of the army to not only protect servicemen and women but also dignitaries and business executives.
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[IN Q=As we now fight]

((DENNIS WEND/NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE CENTER: AS WE NOW FIGHT THIS WAR ON TERRORISM, IT HAS COME TO HOMELAND DEFENSE, WE'D LIKE TO HAVE MAYBE INCONSPICIOUS VEHICLES.))
[SUPER=01-Dennis Wend/National Automotive Center]
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[OUT Q=vehicles that are out there]
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[VO-NAT]

Other features on the truck include six cameras mounted around the body of the car, tear gas dispensers and electrified door handles. And if this high-powered vehicle got in the wrong hands... it wouldn't work without a matching thumbprint. The Smartruck is expected to be pricey, but there's no exact price tag yet.
Designers say "there's no price on human life."
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