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Coming up on News 7-
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Reaction from Big Tom's hometown on tonight's Survivor show.
Plus a live report.. Patrick Evans is in Los Angeles.
New jobs are coming- one area plant is expanding.
And Niki Taylor makes it back to modeling... several months after a bad car accident.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus your weekend weather forecast.
News 7 is next.

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[SOT 20:33:25]
[IN Q=Big Tom]

((BIG TOM. GOODBYE TO YOU THANK YOU. THE TRIBE HAS SPOKEN))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=extinguishes flame]
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[VO-NAT]


Folks across Southwest Virginia were pulling for him.
But Big Tom's shot at a million dollars fell short
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[Saltville-Survivor]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#1:10:28 on 01-55]
[GRAPHIC=Survivor]


As you may have seen earlier tonight- Ethan Zohn is the nation's newest millionaire.
Tonight he was voted the ultimate Survivor.
[SS=Big Tom]


Smyth County's favorite son Tom Buchanan was in the running for the grand prize as part of the final four but he was voted out at tribal council.
[Double Boxes=JEan and Rachel/Starlink]


New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon is in Big Tom's home town tonight.
So Rachel how did his friends and family take the news?
[Live=Rachel Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Rich Valley;]
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[***ROLLED FROM STARLINK***]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Rich Valley; :00]
[SUPER=01-Raymond Buchanan/Tom's Dad; :10]
[SUPER=01-Janavee Buchanan/Tom's Mom; :32]
[RUNS=:42]
[OUT Q=name of the game]
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[Live=Rachel Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=05-Rich Valley;]
( ad lib)
[Double Boxes=Rachel and Jean/Starlink]
(toss back)
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=Survivor Africa]


Patrick Evans is outside the Survivor Studio in Los Angles with survivor host Jeff Probst and others. We will check in with him from L-A in about ten minutes.

[Altavista-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC03:$8]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


More than 60 new jobs are on the way to Altavista.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Altavista/1994]


Ross Products division of Abbott Laboratories will spend 29 million dollars to expand its plant.
The state also chipped in more than 500-thousand dollars to help land the deal.
Ross Products makes nutritional formulas for infants and adults and has operated the facility in Altavista since 1972.
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[Dan-River]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./File Tape]


Tobacco money is helping to create jobs in the region.
Dan River plans to expand its facilities in Brookneal and Danville, creating 135 jobs.
Word on that came last month, but today, Governor Gilmore announced the company will receive 175-thousand dollars.. from the state's Tobacco Region Opportunity Funds .. to help assist in the expansion.
Dan River is closing plants in Georgia and South Carolina and moving those jobs to Virginia.
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[Burlington]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC2:00:45]
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The news is not so good in Halifax tonight.
Burlington Industries will close it's weaving operation there if no buyer comes forward.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./File Tape]


650-people will be lose thier jobs there. 750 at the Combing and Finishing plants in Mecklenburg County.
It's part of a company-wide restructuring plan developed after Burlington's filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November.
Southside delegates say they know what needs to be done to boost the area's economy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Finish 58 into]

((DEL. WARD ARMSTRONG; FINISH 58 INTO 1-77, WE'VE GOT TO DO WHAT'S NECESSARY TO ATTRACT SOME BUSINESS. GOVERNOR GILMORE LAST NIGHT TALKED ABOUT ALL THE ECONOMIC PROSPERITY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA. THAT'S A GOOD THING. WE JUST NEED TO GET A LITTLE BIT ACROSS THE STATE.))
[SUPER=@armstrong;]
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[OUT Q=bit across the state.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Burlington will cut 4-thousand jobs worldwide.

[Redskins]


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[WRITER=jja]
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Should the Washington Redskins football team change it's name?
The pressure is on- A council of Governments passes a resolution calling for the name change.... by next season.
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[VO-NAT 11]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD;]


The council made up of officials from D-C, Maryland, and Virginia voted to ask the team owner to nix the name next season.
The council says the name is offensive.
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[SOT 13:23:21]
[IN Q=]
(REDSKINS WERE WHAT THEY CALLED SCALPS THAT BOUNTY HUNTERS BROUGHT IN OF KILLING OF AMERICAN INDIANS.)
[SUPER=01-Carol Schwartz/D. C. City Council;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=American Indians.]
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[VO-NAT 15.5]


Redskins officials say the name derives from the widespread American Indian practice of painting faces and bodies of warriors with red clay before battle. They say the name symbolizes courage and dignity.
What do fans think?
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[SOT 3:23:51]
[IN Q=]

((I AGREE IT'S NOT POLITICAL CORRECT BUT AS A SPORTS FAN... IT CHANGED.))
((FAN#2 I KNOW HOW I'D FEEL IF IT WERE AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICANS.. THEY DESERVE TO HAVE THEIR RESPECT GIVEN.))
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[OUT Q=THEIR RESPECT GIVEN.]
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[Vo-nat 06.5]
But if not the redskins.. then what do fans think the team should be called?
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[SOT 13:24:19]
[IN Q=]

((PROBABLY SOMETHING...... THE WASHINGTON ANTHRAX... THE WAY THEY'RE PLAYING THEY'RE LIKE A DISEASE TO THE AREA RIGHT NOW.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=TO THE AREA RIGHT NOW.]
[VO-NAT 06 plus ]
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The Council of Government stressed that it's requesting the name change, not demanding it.
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[Afghanistan]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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A group of Al Qaida and Taliban prisoners is aboard a U-S military transport plane- bound for the U-S Naval base in Guantanamo, Cuba.
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[VO-NAT 12]
[SUPER=03-Kandahar, Afghanistan ]


The flight took off today from Kandahar, Afghanistan.
The twenty detainees were hooded and shackled... led onto a military plane- equipped to handle the most dangerous suspects.
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[SOT 14:27:17]
[IN Q=]

((DONALD RUMSFELD: THERE ARE AMONGH THESE PRISONERS PEOPLE WHO ARE IWLLING TO KILL THEMSEELVES AND OTHER PEOPLE. I HOPE THEY USE APPROPRIATE RESTRAINTA ND I SUPSECT THEY WILL BE DOING.))
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=THEY WILL BE DOING.]
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[VO-NAT 07 plus pad]


Meanwhile shots rang out just at the plane was about to take off... The marines responded with heavy gunfire of their own- as the war in Afghanistan continues.
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[City-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC1:35:13]
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The Roanoke City School board is crunching numbers and waiting on Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Tonight, the board held a public meeting on the proposed 2002-2003 budget.
Administrators expect a budget shortfall of almost two million dollars next year mainly due to a reduction in state aid.
They're warning cuts are most likely on their way throughout the school system.
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[SOT 1:28:55]
[IN Q=We're looking at personnel]

((RICHARD KELLEY/ASST. SUPERINTENDENT OF OPERATIONS: WE'RE LOOKING AT PERSONNEL, WE'RE ALSO LOOK AT OPERATIONAL EXPENDITURES THAT DON'T DIRECTLY AFFECT THE CLASSROOM SUCH THINGS AS CENTRAL OFFICE, SOME OF THE SUPPORT FUNCTIONS THOSE ARE THE TYPE OF THINGS WE'RE LOOKING AT FOR POSSIBLE REDUCTION.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Kelley/Asst. Superintendent of Operations]
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[OUT Q=at for possible reduction]
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[VO-NAT]


Nearly 40 positions could be eliminated but administrators believe those cuts will be made through attrition.
The school board plans to finalize next year's budget in March.
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[United-Way]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-01 TC04:54]
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Other organizations hit by state budget cuts joined forces tonight.
The United Way and the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce partnered tonight to match up volunteers with volunteer organizations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


At the Higher Education Center, more than 40 organizations courted potential volunteers, including Mill Mountain Zoo, Red Cross, Explore Park and the American Heart Association.
Virginia's budget impasse left many of the groups without adequate funding, so volunteers are more necessary than ever.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Just like]

((JUST LIKE THE OTHER CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS, WE'RE NON-PROFIT, ALWAYS LOW IN FUNDING. WE ALWAYS NEED AS MUCH ASSISTANCE AS WE CAN, IT'S GREAT TO HAVE VOLUNTEERS.)) [BUT BUTT BUTT] ((I'VE DONE QUITE A FEW THINGS IN THE VALLEY SO I'M LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TONIGHT. LOOKING AT PREVENT CHILD ABUSE AND THE SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA FOOD BANK.))
[SUPER=01-David Jobe/Mill Mountain Zoo;:00]
[SUPER=01-Leah Russell/Potential Volunteer;:12]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=Food bank.]
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[VO-NAT]


More than 100 potential volunteers paid a visit to the Higher Ed Center tonight.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Gutting the department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Some say that's what's happening in Richmond.
We'll explain why when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus we'll enjoy the view... in some never before seen pictures of the Milky Way.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Hey sports...]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=....in sports."]

((Hey sports fans this is Roy Stanley and here's what's happening tonight Connecticut routs Virginia Tech in Hartford, We'll introduce you to V-M-I's Jason Conley, Georgia Tech beats the Lady Cavaliers of Virginia and Mike Tice is the new
head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.


All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC06:34]
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Roanoke Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a Mississippi man early this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


He died beside his truck at the Ferncliff Apartments in Northwest Roanoke.
The shooting happened in the basement hallway of a nearby building.
Witnesses say he ran from the building, started to drive away and collapsed while climbing back out of his truck.

Candice Couser (COW-SER) was awakened when a bullet went through her front door and landed in her kitchen.
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[SOT 11:39 - :55]
[IN Q=When my children]

((CANDICE COUSER: WHEN MY CHILDREN WOKE UP THIS MORNING ... AM I GOING TO BE IN THE BED TONIGHT AND ANOTHER BULLET COME THROUGH THE DOOR?))
[SUPER=07-Candice Couser;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=come through the door?]
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[VO-NAT]


The victim was 33-year-old Anthony Moore.
He was a welder from Mississippi, who was temporarily working in the Smith Mountain Lake area.
Moore was seen visiting the Ferncliff Apartments several times before.
Witnesses say a large black car -- possibly a Lincoln -- sped out of the parking lot after the shooting.
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[581-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
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Still no word on the condition of a young man hit by a small truck this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

State Police say the man was pushing a scooter across Interstate 5-8-1 near the Hershberger Road exit when he was hit.
He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with what are described as very serious injuries. Police say the driver of the truck was traveling at the speed limit, and no charges will be filed.
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[Enron]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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More trouble for the Enron Corporation tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


Federal investigators say it appears many Enron company documents were destroyed.
Enron's under criminal investigation by the Justice Department for allegedly hiding information from investors.
The huge energy company filed bankruptcy... leaving thousand of people without jobs- or retirement funds.
The Arthur Anderson firm handled the company's books-
It says company policy requires employees to destroy some documents.
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[Hockey-Death]


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A Massachusetts jury will try again in the morning to decide the fate of Thomas Junta.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cambridge, MA]


He's the father who beat another father after their son's hockey practice.
Michael Costin died the next day.
Jurors spent the afternoon considering the manslaughter charge against Junta- with no decision.
If they convict Junta of manslaughter he could get 20 years in prison.
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[Game-Commission]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC1:08:02]
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The State Game Department is threatening severe cuts, in the wake of a budget proposal that would take more than eight million dollars from the agency.
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[SOT 10:07:45]
[IN Q=When I was in college]

((CARSON QUARLES:WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE, AND STUDIED COMMERCIAL LAW, WE CLASSIFIED THAT AS MONEY LAUNDERING. IT'S DECEPTION.))
[SUPER=01-Carson Quarles/Game Board Chairman;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=it's deception.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Game Dept. Video]


Game Board Chairman Carson Quarles says Governor Gilmore's final budget proposal would devastate the department.

Today, he was joined by other supporters who reacted angrily to a plan that would transfer department revenues to other agencies and ultimately the state's general fund.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're not here]

((RICH JOHNSON/DUCKS UNLIMITED: WE'RE NOT HERE TO LOSE EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS. WE'RE NOT HERE TO LOSE TWO MILLION DOLLARS. WE'RE NOT HERE TO LOSE TWO DOLLARS. THESE FUNDS ARE OUR MONEY.))
[SUPER=01-Rich Johnson/Ducks Unlimited;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=these funds are our money.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Game officials say the department may have to close boat ramps, lay off game wardens, close hatcheries, and limit access to Wildife Management Areas.
But the board delayed any action on those and other possible cuts until their March meeting.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Patrick Evans posted on the red carpet tonight in L-A.
See who he's got lined up from the Survivor finals next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And later see how model Niki Taylor is back in front of the camera... after 40 operations and months in the hospital.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[LA-Survivor]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Millions of eyes around the nation were focused on the Survivor finale tonight.... Most of the excitement coming from Los Anglees.. where that final vote was taken.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Patrick/KU Digital]


News 7's Patrick Evans is in the thick of it all... He is at Television City in California...
(Jean asks a question)
[Live=Jean Full/KU Digital]
[SUPER=@Patrick1;]
[SUPER=05-Los Angeles, CA;]
( ad lib)
[SUPER=01-Jeff Probst/"Survivor" Host]
[SUPER=01-Bo Buchanan/Big Tom's Son]



(Patrick will toss to a bite from Rudy Boesch)
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[19:01:50]
[SOT]
[IN Q=It seemed like]

((RUDY BOESCH/SURVIVOR CONTESTANT FROM VIRGINIA BEACH; IT SEEMED LIKE OVERNIGHT I COULDN'T WALK DOWN THE STREET WITHOUT SOMEBODY STOPPING ME YOU KNOW. WE DID IT IN THE YEAR 2000 AND IT'S STILL GOING ON TO THIS DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Rudy Boesch/Survivor Contestant from Virginia Beach;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=to this day.]
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[Live=Patrick Full/KU Digital]
[SUPER=05-Los Angeles, CA;]
( ad lib)
[Double Boxes=Jean and Patrick/KU Digital]




[Milky-Way]


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


New amazing pictures of our Milky Way Galaxy...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NASA]


The pictures from NASA- show the high energy panaroma of the central region of the galaxy.
The findings are crucial toward understanding the most active area of the Milky Way as well as other galazies throughout the universe.
The new images show hundreds of white dwarf stars, neutron stars and black holes bathed in an fog of multi million degree gas.... around a supermassive black hole.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]
Mike Tice is the new head football coach of the Minnesota Vikings and we'll visit with V-M-I's Jason Conley the le

ading score in Division one hoops. But first out Extra Point. The Yankees dipped into their recent past to pick up another pitcher.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :]


David Wells, the free agent left hander, returns to the team he played for in 1997 and 1998.
He signs a 2 year, 7-million dollar deal. The 38 year old Wells picked the Yankees over the Diamondbacks.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[OUT Q=...last score."]
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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Virginia Tech had a rough night on the road last night. Connecticut beat the Hokies by 30 points 95 to 60.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hartford, CT/FOX SPORTS NET; :]


Ricky Stokes watches as his team falls behind in the first half.
Brian Chase pulls up behind the line for the jumper and 2 of his game high 15 points.
But the Huskies answer the jumper with this basket and Virginia Tech trailed 39 to 30 at the half.
Connecticut opened the second half with a 9 to nothing run and went up 48 to 30 on this Tony Robertson three.
Tech calls on Chase again he hits a couple of three pointers but the Hokies still trailed by 25.
[SUPER=33-Connecticut/95/Virginia Tech/60/; :]


Ben Gordon would lead the Huskies with 18 Connecticut routs Virginia Tech 95 to 60.
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[S-Conley]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-108 (59:51)]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Logo]


He's the leading scorer in Division one...
But more importantly V-M-I redshirt freshman Jason Conley is a respected officer in the Corps of Keydets.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Athletically, ]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jason Conley/Leads Nation In Scoring; :12]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/December 29, 2001; :19]
[SUPER=01-Bart Bellairs/VMI Head Coach; :39]
[SUPER=@Roy1; :49]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=.....Southern Conference."]

((Athletically, Conley's first year at V-M-I was slow. He sat out that year and focused all his attention to the Corps and his Studies.)) ((JASON CONLEY/LEADS NATION IN SCORING:)) ((The V-M-I coaching staff never questioned Conley's ability on the court. He leads the nation in scoring averaging 28 point 2 points a game. And the Keydet power forward was mentioned in sports illustrated with the likes of Duke's Jason Williams.)) ((BART BELLAIRS/VMI HEAD COACH:)) ((ROY STANLEY:)) ((CONLEY:)) ((The record may not show it, The Keydets are 5 and 8 heading into this weekend's game at East Tennessee State, but Conley brings the same attitude from the corps to the court and its rubbing off on his teammates.)) ((BELLAIRS:)) ((CONLEY:)) ((If Conley continues, He will be an easy choice for rookie of the Year in the Southern Conference.))
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.

[S-Women]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-110 (31:35)]
[GRAPHIC=UVA Logo]


The Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech routed the U-V-A women on the road last night 92 to 61.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/COMCAST; :]


Virginia fell behind in the first half.
But when Brandy Teamer pulled up and hit the jumper the score U-V-A would lead by 2.
Georgia Tech comes right back going to Nina Barlin who gets out on the break for the score and a 4 point lead.
The Yellow Jackets continued to run the floor this basket made it an 8 to nothing Georgia Tech run.
The Cavaliers take it inside as Teamer scores the hoop but the Cavs trailed by 7.
[SUPER=33-Georgia Tech/92/Virginia/61/; :]


Georgia Tech would kick it out for the 3 and the Yellow Jackets win it 92 to 61.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-113 33:49]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


It's a streak the Roanoke Express wants to go away.
The team is winless in it's last four games and the Express has been outscored 18 to 15 in it's last five games.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The team had one of it's most physical practices of the season this morning . The players in the Jeff Sproat trade practiced. Defenseman Mike Lankshear is an offensive defenseman and forward Mike Kiesman brings toughness that Perry Florio is having a hard time finding.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=.....help us out"]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=express]


The Express plays on the road tonight at Cincinnati and then travels to Johnstown to play the Chiefs tomorrow.

[S-Tice]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-115]
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Dennis Green's replacement as Vikings head coach will not be Tony Dungy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Eden Prarie, MN; :00]

Yesterday, the Vikings promoted assistant coach Mike Tice and gave him a three year contract to be the team's head coach. The 42 year old Tice starred at the University of Maryland and briefly played with the Redskins in 1989. He's been a Vikings' assistant since 1996.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


Connecticut routs the Hokies in a Big East showdown. More later on Mornin.

[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-114 (33:58)]
[GRAPHIC=NFL Logo]


Garrison Hearst is the A-P's comeback player of the year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :]


The San Francisco 49-ers running back came back from a broken leg and a related circulatory problem. He rushed for over 12 hundred yards for the Niners this season and scored 5 Touchdowns.
Hearst was a runaway winner receiving 47 of the 50 votes.
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[Niki-Taylor]


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Supermodel Niki Taylor is back at work and looking as good as new.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/April 26, 2001]


The model was seriously injured in a car accident last year.
Taylor underwent 40 operations and physical therapy, but recently got back in front of the camera.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= She had that smile on]

((GLENN ALBIN/OCEAN DRIVE MAGAZINE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF; SHE HAD THAT SMILE ON AND SHE WAS ABLE TO PULL OFF THE KIND OF MODELING SHE'S BEEN DOING FOR YEARS. I THINK SHE LOOKS BETTER THAN EVER.))
[SUPER=01-Glenn Albin/Ocean Drive Magazine Editor-in-Chief ;]
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[OUT Q=she looks better than ever.]
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[VO-NAT]


Taylor did her first comeback shoot for Ocean Drive Magazine just nine months after the accident.
She said she still has some problems with her back, but overall is feeling better.
And now considers herself both a model and a survivor. (------------)