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What is the state of the Commonwealth. Highlights from tonight's speech.
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[VO-NAT]


A tanker truck crashes into a creek.. several people are hurt.
Will Virgilina Elementary close? Vote results.
Plus people looking for information on some cities are getting quite a surprise on line.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[SOT 19:42:36]
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((WE WILL NOT LEAVE THIS PLACE WITHOUT A BUDGET, ONE THAT ADDRESSES OUR LONG TERM NEEDS.))
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[OUT Q=long term needs.]
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The State of the Commonwealth brings straight talk from the Governor, and a plan to bring the budget back into balance.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[SS=News 7 at Eleven]



[Warner]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Governor Warner says the state's revenue shortfall could reach five billion dollars over the next four and a half years.
Tonight in his first State of the Commonwealth Address, Warner called for deeper budget cuts, and said short-term pain will preserve the state's financial integrity.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & JoeD /Starlink;]


Joe Dashiell joins us from the State Capitol, where lawmakers of both parties gave the speech good reviews.
[LIVE=JoeD /FULL Starlink]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


Jean, it was certainly no surprise that the budget shortfall dominated this speech.
Tonight Warner said there is no issue in this session of the General Assembly more important to the state's future.
And he repeated his call for a bipartisan effort to put the Commonwealth back on firm financial ground.
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[IN Q=Warner says the state failed]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Mark Warner; :18]
[SUPER=01-Del. Dave Nutter/(R) Christiansburg; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Roanoke; 1:12]
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[OUT Q=straightforward assessment of the problem.]

((Warner says the state failed to heed the warning signs, and now faces a budget that's badly out of balance. He plans to use the rainy day fund and other one-time sources of revenue, deeper budget cuts, restrictions on new spending, and a top to bottom review of state government that could consolidate some agencies.
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((AND JUST LIKE ANY BUSINESS OR FAMILY THAT HAS TO TIGHTEN THEIR BELT, THIS WILL INVOLVE SOME PAIN IN THE SHORT TERM, BUT WE WILL ALL COME OUT STRONGER BY TAKING THESE STEPS. SO LET US JOIN TOGETHER TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM.))
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[OUT Q=let us join together to solve this problem.]


Just as he did on Saturday, when he reached out to the Republican leadership, Warner asked lawmakers to join him in a bi-partisan dialogue.
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[IN Q=There is plenty of heavy lifting to do.]

((THERE IS PLENTY OF HEAVY LIFTING TO DO. WE WILL ONLY SUCCEED IF WE DO IT TOGETHER.))
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[OUT Q=if we do it together.]


Some lawmakers are waiting for more specifics, but members of both parties said they were impressed with the Governor's words.
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[IN Q=I thought the Governor]

((I THOUGHT THE GOVERNOR CLEARLY GAVE A VERY GOOD SPEECH TONIGHT. I THINK HE CLEARLY LAID DOWN A STRONG MARKER FOR US. WE ARE FACING VERY DIFFICULT TIMES HERE IN THE STATE, AND IT'S ONE THAT'S GOING TO REQUIRE ALL OF US REPUBLICAN, DEMOCRAT, HOUSE, EXECUTIVE BRANCH AND SENATE TO WORK TOGETHER TO SOLVE THAT PROBLEM.)) 20:10:07 :09 ((I THINK IT WAS AN EXCELLENT SPEECH, BECAUSE HE CARES ABOUT THE LONG-TERM BEST INTERESTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH AND IS WILLING TO GIVE AN HONEST STRAIGHT-FORWARD ASSESSMENT OF THE PROBLEM.))
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[OUT Q=assessment of the problem.]))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Starlink]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


The speech also addressed the needs of rural Virginia... the Governor said he would work to double Virginia's agricultural receipts over the next decade, bring more knowledge based jobs into rural Virginia, promote tourism, and create the economic crisis task force that will help areas hit hard by recession.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & JoeD /Starlink;]


Jean, more details will follow as the governor lays out his budget plans in the next week... He has scheduled what's described as "a major announcement" for tomorrow morning.

[460-Ax]


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A tanker truck collides with a car- Several people are hurt- and traffic was backed up on Route 460 tonight in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Traffic was brought to a halt in the west bound lane over Goose Creek in Montvale after a car and EMPTY tanker truck collided-- The collision left the back end of the tanker perched on the edge of the bridge by its back tires. When firefighters first arrived they say the mood was intense-- At least one passenger was trapped in the car-- and they didn't know if the tanker was full and whether it would flip.

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[VO-NAT]

One passenger in the car was flown by Lifeguard ten after being cut from the vehicle. State police say she's 21-year old Josanne Elizabeth Flynn of Thaxton. Two or three others involved in the accident were also taken to Roanoke Memorial. V-DOT is on its way to inspect the bridge... Meanwhile, west bound traffic is being re-routed.
State police aren't sure when west bound traffic will be moving again along that part of Route 460.
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[C'burg-Fatal]


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A Christiansburg man died in an accident this afternoon.
Christiansburg Police say 55-year old David Belcher's corvette ran off Stafford Drive and hit a tree just before two this afternoon.
Belcher died at the scene.

[Virgilina]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Virgilina Elementary School in Halifax County will stay open.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


The Halifax County School Board voted tonight- it was a tie of four to four-
That means the motion goes down to defeat- and the school will stay open.
The school is more than one hundred years old.
Residents call it a landmark and many spoke out to keep the school open.
The county wanted to close the school, because enrollment is down- and the building needs renovation.
Tonight Virgilina's mayor said he's ecstatic- and called the decision to keep Virgilina elementary open... "a victory for the community."
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[Longo]


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A man wanted for killing his wife and three children is caught in Mexico...
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[vo-nat 23]
[Super=03-Houston, TX;]


Tonight Christian Longo is back in the U-S-
Longo's charged with killing his wife and children and then dumping their bodies in the Pacific Ocean-
The bodies were found in a shallow inlet in Oregon.
Authorities caught up with Longo in a beach camp sixty miles south of Cancun.
Apparently a woman also travelling there recognized Longo and called in a tip.
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((CHARLES MATTHEWS/FBI AGENT: THE WOMAN SAID SHE ARRIVED IN CANCUN ON DECEMBER 27TH OF 2001 AND THAT DATE MET A MAN NAMED BRAD STAYING AT A CANCUN YOUTH HOSTEL. HE LATER SAID HIS NAME WAS MIKE.))
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[OUT Q=HIS NAME WAS MIKE.]
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Within days, Mexican police officers surrounded Longo and turned him over to the FBI, which contacted relatives.
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[SOT 16:34:07]
[IN Q= I'M VERY RELIEVED]

((PENNY DUPUIE/VICTIM'S SISTER: I'M VERY RELIEVED. I WAS CONCERNED ABOUT MY FAMILY. I WON'T BE LOOKING OVER MY SHOULDER ANYMORE.))
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[OUT Q=my shoulder anymore.]
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[vo-nat 07 plus pad]
Longo is not just facing charges of murder, but he'll also be arraigned on charges of fleeing the country.
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[Danville-Murder]


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There are NO leads in the investigation of what appears to have been a murder last night in Danville.
The father of 34-year old Timothy Ferguson found his son's body in his home on Moorefield Drive around eight.
Ferguson had suffered serious head injuries, but authorities aren't sure whether the injuries are what caused his death.
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[TAKE DESCRIPTION FS]
Danville police are also looking for his car.. it's a purple 1994 Ford Taurus with Virginia tags Y-T-M 1-4-7-6.
Anyone with information can contact Danville police.
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[Afghanistan]


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[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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CBS News has obtained videotape that shows followers of Osama bin laden training for terrorist attacks across the world.
That video will be shown Wednesday night on 60 minutes Two-
Jim Acosta has more on the just what the tape will show.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Adm. John Stufflebeem/Pentagon Spokesman;]
[Super=03-Guantanamo Bay, Cuba;]
[SUPER=01-Torie Clarke/Pentagon Spokeswoman;]
[Super=01-Jim Acosta/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=standard outcue.]

((The new videotape shows Al Qaeda terrorists training for attacks on motorcades and assassinations on world leaders -- such as President Bush. It is the latest tape to surface since those videos featuring Osama bin Laden and his "smoking gun" statements on the September 11th attacks. To stop Al Qaeda from carrying out new attacks -- U.S. war planes bombed a suspected "regrouping" site in the Zawar Kili area near Pakistan. Adm. John Stufflebeam, Pentagon spokesman "We leveled the remaining structures on the surface... and closed the caves. it is now time to look elsewhere." Time to look elsewhere because forces on the ground found no enemy fighters. But they discovered more documents and other intelligence as they did in Tora Bora... another jackpot of information that could telegraph Al Qaeda's next move. Stufflebeem again "How does (Al Qaeda) intend to organize? (Where will it) go next?" In Cuba, thirty more war prisoners landed successfully at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo -- called "Camp X-Ray" The detainees were searched and cleaned-up before being moved into their cage-like cells. Torie Clarke/Pentagon Spokesperson: They are getting culturally appropriate meals every day... opportunity to exercise...showers... humane treatment." The fighters in custody at Guantanamo will undergo intense questioning by investigators seeking information on future terror attacks and on the whereabouts of bin Laden. And this latest videotape will only add more urgency to the mission of gathering intelligence.))

[Licenses]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Security standards all over the country have changed since September 11th... some say American drivers licenses need to change too.
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[VO-NAT]

The American Association of Motor Vehicles is pushing for new security features to make state licenses more uniform. Because the U-S does not have a national I-D system like that of European countries... state licenses have become national I-D cards by default. And now... states are asking Congress for 100-million dollars to upgrade their licenses
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[IN Q=Our intent is to establish]

((LINDA LEWIS; AAMVA// OUR INTENT IS TO ESTABLISH A DRIVERS RECORD IDENTITY SYSTEM THAT FOR EVERY PERSON THEREIN, THERE IS ONLY ONE LICENSE. THERE IS ONLY ONE RECORD. THERE IS ONLY ONE IDENTITY.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Lewis/AAMVA]
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[OUT Q=There is only one identity.]
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[VO-NAT]

The goal for the security upgrade would be at least one biometric, such as a fingerprint, on a computer chip in a system linked nationally.
Privacy advocates say that opens the door for abuse.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is a proposal]

((MARC ROTENBERG; EPIC// THIS IS A PROPOSAL THAT HAS BEEN LARGELY OPPOSED IN THE UNITED STATES. WE DON'T WANT BIG BROTHER SYSTEMS OF IDENTIFICATION.))
[SUPER=01-Marc Rotenberg/EPIC]
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[OUT Q=systems of identification]
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[VO-NAT]


But some states hope standardizing and linking their systems will better protect the nearly 200 million drivers in this country.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
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It's not the image the city wants... but will the city of Baltimore pay thousands of dollars to get a porn site off the internet?
That's one of the stories still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And he started a volunteer fire company decades ago... today he's picking up the pieces after flames destroyed his own home.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Moneta-Fire]


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A man who dedicated his life to fire fighting faced a blaze at his own home yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moneta;]


Howard Arthur, who founded Moneta's volunteer fire department in the 1950's, was away from his home when it caught fire.
Arthur said he was numb from the event.
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[IN Q=Everything...gone]

((HOWARD ARTHUR/FIRE VICTIM: EVERYTHING...GONE. YOU JUST CAN'T EXPLAIN IT. IT'S LIKE A DEATH.))
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[OUT Q=like a death.]
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[VO-NAT]


Six different fire units responded - the fire burned more than eight hours.
Firefighters were called back to the scene this morning when flames re-ignighted.
Five firefighters were taken to Bedford Memorial yesterday suffering smoke inhalation.
All were treated and released.
It's believed the fire started in the flue of a wood burning-stove, but is still under investigation.
The home had been in Arthur's family since 1938.
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[Campbell-Drugs]


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Campbell County authorities say they've broken up an open air drug market.
A ten-month long investigation has ended with the indictments of five people on drug and gun charges.
Authorities say the group distributed nearly 22 kilos of cocaine and more than four pounds of marijuana in the Mudd Street area of the county since 1995.
All five suspects are being held without bond.
Police also seized more than three thousand dollars in cash and three automobiles during the weekend sting.

[Baltimore-Porn]


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Go to the website Baltimore- Maryland dot com and you would think you'd find a site about the city.
But what you'll find is a cyber porn site, that has nothing to do with Baltimore.
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[Vo-nat 13.5]
Baltimore's mayor says the site is an embarrassment, but says he won't pay the site's operator for the right to the domain that contains the city's name.
The operator has told city officials he wants 8-thousand dollars-
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[SOT ]

((MARTIN O'MALLEY/BALTIMORE MAYOR; TO USE THE CITY NAME TO PROMOTE PORN, I THINK IS GOING BEYOND THE SPIRIT AND INTENT OF THE TRADEMARK.))
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[SUPER=01-Martin O'Malley/Baltimore Mayor;]
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[OUT Q=of the trademark.]
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[Vo-Nat 05 plus pad]
O'Malley says he wants a change in laws that allow the rights to city names to be purchased.
Baltimore residents are not alone- There are porn sites using the names of Detroit, San Diego, Seattle and Nashville- all of which are for sale.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Gone in 60-seconds... it's more than just a movie title to Nicholas Cage.
Find out why later on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll go for a walk around the International Space Station.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Cancer-Book]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=501-02 TC1:37:00]
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Two local doctors are spreading hope by combining their professions.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Doctor William Fintel (fin-TELL) is an oncologist at Lewis Gale Medical Center. He teamed up with Doctor Gerry McDermott, a professor of religion at Roanoke College, to write a book about cancer and God. "Dear God, It's Cancer" is laid out in two parts with the first addressing medical aspects of the illness. McDermott and Fintel also address the financial concerns of dealing with the disease.
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[IN Q=An the second part of the book...]

((DR. WILLIAM FINTEL/ONCOLOGIST/AUTHOR: AND THE SECOND PART OF THE BOOK IS TRYING TO SAY, AFTER THEY'VE SETTLED IN THEY START ASKING THEMSELVES HARDER QUESTIONS LIKE "WHY?" "HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?")) ((DR. GERRY MCDERMOTT/RELIGION PROFESSOR/AUTHOR: AND SPIRITUALLY WHY. THAT IS, IF THERE'S'S A GOD AND THIS GOD IS LOVING AND ALL POWERFUL, THEN WHY DOES HE ALLOW SOMETHING TERRIBLE LIKE CANCER?))
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Gerry McDermott/Religion Professor & Author; :17]
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[OUT Q=Why does He allow something terrible like cancer?]
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The doctors will be holding a seminar on the spiritual and medical issues surrounding cancer.
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For more information or to find a copy of the book contact Roanoke College at 375-2317. Or you can find a link to the college's website on our site at wdbj7 dot com.
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[Spacewalk]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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An American Astronaut and Russian Cosmonaut were walking today... in space.
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[VO-NAT 08.5]
[SUPER=04-NASA]


And that's not all.
The pair ventured out to move a Russian Built crane to the Russian side of the International Space station-
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[SOT 16:41:37]
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((THE TWO SPACEWALKERS .. READY FOR THE JOB AT HAND.))
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[OUT Q=FOR THE JOB AT HAND.]
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[VO-NAT 12 PLUS PAD]


They also installed the first of four ham radio antennas on Alpha's living quarters.
It was the first spacewalk for the pair- American Carl Walz was the first one out... exiting 250 miles above the Pacific.
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[S-Extra]


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We will try and Dazzle you with some NBDL highlights and the latest on the Redskins new and old head coach. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]

Shaquille O'Neal will sit out the week following a three-game suspension without pay handed down by the N-B-A. In addition to losing roughly 800-thousand dollars in salary, O'Neal has been fined 15-thousand dollars for fighting with Chicago's Brad Miller in a game Saturday night. Miller was suspended for one game and Bulls' teammate Charles Oakley got a two-game suspension from N-B-A senior vice president Stu Jackson.
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[go to scores] [WIPE TO MOTION]
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[S-Dazzle]


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The 10 and 16 Roanoke Dazzle would try to make 11 wins on the season last night, but the Huntsville Flight was in the way
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Flight vs. Dazzle; :00]

so the Dazzle would simply push the visitors out of the way tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center.
In the first period, watch Roanoke's Andre McCollum takes his man hard to the basket, he gets the finger roll for two of his 16 points on the evening. 20-12 Dazzle.
Huntsville comes right back when Michael Wilkes drives the floor and then is gonna take
[SUPER=33-Huntsville/66/Roanoke/81;]part in the nice give and go. Wilkes finishes, two of his team high 18.


In the third, it's Marshall law as Marshall Phillips goes baseline and says look out below, he slams it home, two of his game high 21.
Artie Griffin would be one of four Dazzle players in double figures as Roanoke wins 81-66.
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[S-Gibson]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-117 24:39]
[GRAPHIC=Tech basketball]


The Virginia Tech men's basketball team returns to action tonight at Cassell Coliseum against Villanova. The Tech women moved up to 21st in the Associated Press poll yesterday and the Lady Hokies host West Virginia Wednesday. Tech is riding a 10 game winning streak, second longest in school history and is 13 and 2.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Former Carroll County star and now Tech freshman Aaron Gibson has been named the Big East rookie of the week. Gibson scored 18 points and had 14 rebounds in Tech's win over Georgetown, both career highs.
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-113]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


The Virginia women also collected a conference award yesterday as Brandi Teamer is recognized as the ACC rookie of the week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Teamer scored 17 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in the Wahoos 65-51 win against wake Forest yesterday.
In three UVa games against Clemson, Georgia Tech and Wake, the freshman averaged 20 points, 11. 7 rebounds and shot 49 percent from the floor.
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[S-Spurrier]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Steve Spurrier was one of the highest paid college coaches at Florida and yesterday he moved higher on the coaches pay scale, becoming the highest paid head coach in the NFL.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA Football; :00]


Yesterday, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder signed Spurrier to a five year contract worth 25 million dollars to coach the Skins next season.
Spurrier will be the coach and ONLY the coach, thus eliminating the kind of problem Snyder had with Mart Schottenheimer, who was fired.
While at Florida, Spurrier won six SEC titles and one national championship.
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[S-Schott]


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Schottenheimer doesn't get 25 million, but he does walk away from the Skins job with 7.5 million bucks. He was fired after posting an 8 and 8 record in just one season with the Skins.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Redskins Park; :00]


The fired coach explained to the media that his departure was about controlling personnel and not x's and o's.
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[SUPER=01-Marty Schottenheimer/Fired as Redskins Head Coach; :00]
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[S-Dosh]


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The competition at quarterback at Virginia Tech got a little bit tougher today. The Hokies received a verbal commitment from one of the top QB's in the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/2001 Season; :00]


Patrick Dosh, a six foot three inch, 215 pound signal caller from Benedictine high school in Richmond announced today that he will attend Virginia Tech next fall.
Dosh led the private catholic military school to back to back state championships.
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[S-Alan]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Friday Football Extra player of the week and Pulaski County quarterback Alan Wheeling will play college football at William and Mary.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]


Wheeling led the Cougars to a Division four state championship appearance this past season. The senior had nine rushing touchdowns and showed he could throw touchdown passes as well. At defensive back Wheeling pulled in a 14 interceptions, the most in a career ever at Pulaski. Wheeling also maintains a grade point average of 3.89. He said by phone last night that he is projected as a defensive back for the Tribe.
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[S-Media]


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It's almost time to get out the ear plugs and buy your tickets to your favorite race. To help you get even more excited about the fast approaching stock car racing season, here's Mike Stevens with a preview of what's in store for you on their travels on the NASCAR media tour.
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There's an old saying that "life imitates art," and that holds true for Nicolas Cage.
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Cage starred as a car thief in the movie "Gone in 60 seconds." In real life, his car was stolen from the Saint Louis area.
Cage's classic 1989 Porsche Sportster was being transported to California when thieves took it Christmas day from a parking lot in Arnold, Missouri.
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The 100-thousand dollar collectible was located this weekend underwater in the Lake of the Ozarks.
The rare Porsche is a total loss and investigators believe the thieves found Cage's name on paperwork in the glove box and decided it was too hot to handle. Four men, ages 17 to 20, are suspects... Only one has been charged so far.