[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tha]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

A look at how today's winter storm impacted travel-- on the road and in the sky. Other parts of the East Coast are also shoveling out tonight... An accident on Route 220- slows traffic this evening... And, a look at plans to build a ball park in Covington.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=]
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[VO-NAT]


Winter weather moves into and out of the area, causing travel headaches, on the road and in the sky.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.[Winter-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC-4:43]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]

Today's snow, sleet, and wintry mix made for treachrous road conditions and caused numerous delays at the Roanoke Regional Airport. Justin McLeod has more on how our area weathered this latest winter storm.
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[SOT :46:00]
[IN Q=Nat sound on highway]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Charles Lattimer/Motorist; :37]
[SUPER=01-Robert Bengston/Director of Public Works; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Rick Simmons/Air Traveler; 1:14]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF CARS DRIVING))
The storm arrived here in Roanoke just before daybreak.
Within an hour, more than an inch of snow had covered the roads.
[SOT 56:56; 1:03:41;]
[IN Q=It looks pretty ]

((NOREEN HARTKERN: IT LOOKS PRETTY BUT IT'S BEEN TREACHROUS DRIVING.)) ((BUTCH TURNER: JUST A LOT OF CARS GOING SLOW, A LOT OF THEM GET IN THE HAMMER LANE AND JUST KEEP ROLLING PASS YOU SEE COVER YOU UP WITH SNOW WHEN THEY PASS YOU.))
[Runs= 10]
[OUT Q=they pass you]

((NAT SOUND OF V-DOT CREW; 56:19))
V-DOT crews spent most of the morning trying to remove that snow from the highways.
But when you're dealing with a wintry mix, it's almost impossible to keep people from sliding into problems.(SHOT OF ACCIDENT ON 581)
[SOT 1:01:26]
[IN Q=I saw about]

((CHARLES LATTIMER: I SAW ABOUT A 1/2 DOZEN CARS IN THE DITCHES AND STUFF. EVERYTHING WAS PROBABLY MOVING 30 MILES An HOUR.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=miles a hour]

((NAT SOUND OF ROANOKE CITY TRUCK))
It was also slow going for the 50 or so Roanoke City plows.
By mid-afternoon, some secondary roads still remained covered with snow. (SHOT OF CAR SLIPPING; 1:07:11)
But an even bigger problem arrived when the temperature began to drop.
[SOT 1:06:06]
[IN Q=Ice, obviously snow]

((ROBERT BENGTSON/DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS: ICE, OBVIOUSLY SNOW CAN BE SOMETHING WE CAN WORK THROUGH BUT ICE CAN ALWAYS BE TRICKY.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=always be tricky]

((SHOT OF DEICING PLANE))
The ice and snow also made for a tricky situation at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
By noon, more than half of the flights in and out of here were canceled.
[SOT 59:09; 51:18]
[IN Q=They put on a]

((RICK SIMMONS/AIR PASSENGER: THEY PUT ME ON A DELTA FLIGHT. IT LOOK IT WAS GOING TO GET OUT BEFORE I GOT OFF, IT RE-ROUTED TO ANOTHER TOWN.)) ((DINA STUMP/AIR PASSENGER: WE'VE BEEN SITTING HERE FOR AWHILE AND WE'RE DRIVING TO WASHINGTON TO GET FLIGHTS OUT FROM THERE.))
[Runs= 12]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=Airport officials say]

((JUSTIN MCLEOD/REPORTING: AIRPORT OFFICIALS SAY IT MAY BE SUNDAY BEFORE THERE ARE NO MORE CANCELATIONS AND DELAYS. YOU ARE URGED TO FIRST CALL YOUR AIRLINE. YOU CAN ALSO CHECK THE AIRPORT'S WEBSITE AT ROANOKEREGIONALAIRPORT.COM . JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))))
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[Other-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Tersa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]

Today's winter storm also pounded other parts of the east coast. Jim Acosta takes a look at how other parts of the U-S are coping.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York City; :09 ]
[SUPER=01-Michael Bloomberg/NY City Mayor; :18]
[SUPER=03-New Brunswick, NJ; :29]
[SUPER=03-North Carolina; :38]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/CBS News; :50 ]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

((It was late in coming -- but the season's first significant snowfall for parts of the East Coast delivered a quick dose of this winter's worst. In New York, it snowed enough to blanket ground zero for the first time. After months of enormous challenges and change -- the chore of plowing the streets seems a simple one.

SOT: Michael Bloomberg, New York City Mayor, "I asked if I could drive a plow, but they told me I don't have the righ

t license."

(Font: New Brunswick, NJ)


Narr: New Jersey and Philadelphia are expected to see some of the largest accumulations. On Sunday morning people could wake up to 8 inches on the ground.

(Font: North Carolina)


Narr: It's not snow but ice that's the problem in North Carolina where white-knuckled motorists found slippery roads. And now there's the worry the heavy ice could bring down powerlines overnight.
STAND-UP: "even though this wintery mix is melting away in places such at washington, DCTERMS... police are warning people to stay at home for the night as temperatures could dip below the freezing mark and turn this snow into ice.

(Font: Dulles Airport)


Narr: Earlier at Dulles Airport, the airlines tried to stay ahead of the storm. But the weather system only caused a few delays for travelers.
nats: "ready, set, hike"
Narr: But for these Washington college students the snow means a break from studying.

SOT: David Sohn, College Student

"tackle football, in the snow, you can't beat it"
Narr: Even if football, leads to snowballs and a face full of slush and mush.
Narr: As for the other half of Washington the world sees -- the side now consumed with war and scandal -- it was a little calmer on this day -- thanks to old man winter. Jim Acosta CBS News Washington. ))




[Shovel-Tips]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC-3:02]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]

Many of you probably spent part of the day shoveling-- only to find snow plows pushing the snow right back in your driveway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

To avoid double work, V-DOT has a few tips that could save you time and patience.
When removing snow from your driveway, it is recommended that you shovel that snow to the RIGHT as you face the road.

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[SOT 9:18:15]
[IN Q=That way when the plows]

((LAURA BULLOCK/V-DOT SPOKESPERSON: THAT WAY WHEN THE PLOWS COME BY THEY'LL TAKE THAT SNOW AND MOVE IT DOWN THE ROAD.
IF YOU SHOVEL THE SNOW TO THE LEFT, THEN WHEN THE PLOW COMES BY ITS GOING TO PUSH IT ALL BACK INTO THE DRIVEWAY AND EVERYBODY WILL BE MAD AT V-DOT. BUT OUR JOB ISN'T CLEARING DRIVEWAYS, ITS CLEARING THE ROADS SO THE CARS CAN GET BY SAFELY.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/V-DOT Spokesperson]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=get by safely]
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[VO-NAT]


V-DOT also asks you not to park your car in the street or in a cul-de-sac.
Instead, they recommend you back into your driveway-- and park near the end of it.
That will make it easier for you to get out if the driveway is covered in snow.
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[AEP-Program]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC-3:08]
[GRAPHIC=AEP]

Today's storm caused scattered power outages across Virginia. Of course, many of us were turning up the heat to stay warm today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

That could make for a higher electric bill come next month. If you have trouble paying that bill, you can turn to A-E-P's Neighbor to Neighbor Program. It allows AEP customers to voluntarily contribute money toward the payment of a low-income customers' winter energy bills.
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[SOT 2:31:25]
[IN Q=You can throw]

((TODD BURNS/AEP SPOKESPERSON: YOU CAN THROW AN EXTRA CHECK WHEN YOU PAY YOUR BILL, JUST ADDRESS IT TO THE NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR PROGRAM. AND THIS MONTH'S BILL INSERT WITH YOUR BILL YOU'LL SEE A REMINDER OF THE NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR PROGRAM. AND IN PARTICULAR, WHEN PEOPLE ARE FACING OR LOOKING AT COLD WEATHER, ITS A GOOD TIME FOR PEOPLE TO THINK OF SOME OF THEIR NEIGHBORS WHO MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PAY THEIR BILLS.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Burns/AEP Spokesman;]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=pay their bills]
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[VO-NAT]


Last year, customers in Virginia contributed more than 88-thousand dollars to the program.
A-E-P then matched those funds up to 37-thousand dollars.
To apply for the Neighbor to Neighbor program, you must contact the Department of Social Services.
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[Grundy-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC-1:42:20]
[GRAPHIC=ASL Shooting]

Hundreds attended a funeral service today for law school student, Angela Dales.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grundy/This Week; ]

The 33- year old was killed in this week's shooting spree at the Appalachian School of Law. Dales was remembered as a single mom who loved to learn. Two faculty members also died in the shooting. A former law school student is jailed, facing charges of murder and attempted murder.
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[581-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC-45:00]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

Two people were injured following an accident on Route 2-20 in Roanoke tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Officials say that two vehicles struck each other travelling northbound on 2-20. The truck went off the road and into a patch of ice and turned over, trapping both passengers. Officials haven't released the names of the people involved. No word on the extent of their injuries.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7 at 11, investigators say they are a step closer to finding who mailed anthrax tainted letters in the fall...
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[VO-NAT]

and also, lava continues to flow through a city in the Congo. We'll have that and more when we return... Stay with us.
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[Bug-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Both Washington and Beijing have been mum about the reported bugging of China's new presidential aircraft. But American experts say it's not likely to cause a major rift in US/ China relations.
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[VO-NAT 15:24:37]
[SUPER=@file;]

Published reports say China discovered close to 30- bugs in the U-S made Boeing 767.. similar to this one. One report says they were hidden in the plane's upholstery, including in the president's bathroom and headboard of his bed. The report says China's president was outraged.
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[Israel-Tower]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

More violence between the Israelis and Palestinians
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[VO-NAT 20:25:57]
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank;]

Overnight-- Israeli soldiers laid explosives and then blew up the Palestinian Authoritty's T-V and Radio station. It was all part of an Israeli effort to pressure Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Authority into getting tough on militants.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This Palestinian ]
[SUPER=01-Arie Mekel/Israeli Government Spokesman; ]

((THIS PALESTINIAN TELEVISION AND RADIO STATION HAS LONG BEEN A CENTER OF INCITEMENT AGAINST THE STATE OF ISRAEL AND AGAINST THE JEWISH PEOPLE.))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=the jewish people.]
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[VO-NAT]

Palestinian radio and television were back on the air several hours later.
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[Anthrax]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kgu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Answers to the anthrax mystery could come as early as next week...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]

Federal investigators hope to have a complete genetic sequencing and an approximate age of the anthrax used in last fall's mail attack by the middle of next week. Once that is complete... analysts believe they can pinpoint where the anthrax was sent from... and even those who might have had access to it. They do know that they were contaminated by a particular strain of anthrax... which is used at 12 federal and university laboratories.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They'll be looking for]

((ELISSA HARRIS/FORMER COORDINATOR OF US POLICY ON BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS: THEY'LL BE LOOKING FOR IMMUNIZATION RECORDS , WHO HAS BEEN VACCINATED AGAINST ANTHRAX AND THEREFORE IS IN A POSITION TO WORK WITH IT, TO PUT IT IN ENVELOPES , TO MAIL IT/ WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Elissa Harris/Biological Weapons Expert; ]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=about thousands of people]
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[VO-NAT]

There are no suspects yet... but investigators say it may turn out to be an American microbiologist. Reward money is expected to double next week to top two-point-five million dollars.
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[Volcano]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

More fiery lava is streaming out of a volcano in the African nation of Congo.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Goma, Congo;]

The city of Goma has been devastated by the eruptions, which began on Thursday and have left at least 40- people dead.
Authorities today identified what appeared to be a new crack, with lava oozing out of it. The river of lava pouring through the city has burned everything in its path -- leaving about a half million people homeless.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7 at 11, Covington officials hope that they can hit a home run with a new sports complex...

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[VO-NAT]

and the number one Duke Blue Devils downed their second ranked opponent in a row, handing Wake Forest a 23 point loss. Roy Stanley will have highlights...
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Sports-Complex]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC-33:21]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Covington is hoping a new sports complex can make the region's economy a hit.
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[VO-NAT - :18]
[SUPER=03-Covington;]

The city is about halfway done building the Jackson River Sports Complex in the city. The site will include 5 softball fields, three soccer fields, as well as tennis and basketball courts. It's all in an effort to provide recreation to the community, and eventually lure a sports tournament to the area.
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[SOT - 38:17]
[IN Q=Taking care of the...]

((ALLEN DRESSEL/COVINGTON RECREATION DIRECTOR; TAKING CARE OF THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF OUR CITIZENS, AND BEING ABLE TO BRING SOME THINGS IN HERE TO IMPROVE REVENUE, IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL, AND ANYTHING BEYOND THAT WOULD BE WONDERFUL AND WE'LL WELCOME IT TO HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Allen Dressel/Covington Recreation Director;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=we'll welcome it to here.]
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[VO-NAT - :12+]

The complex may cost as much as 1-point-5 million dollars when it is completed. Officials expect to have most of the facility completed by this fall, with competition beginning in the spring of 2003.
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[Science-Center]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]

[ANCHOR TAG ON ESSC] An interactive environment that let's kids be kids and explore the world around them at the same time. In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young takes us to the Danville Science Center.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=(nats of electricity) You might be shocked...]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ginny Laubinger/Danville Science Center; :37]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=STD]
(([SOT 2:07:42-2:07:44 ]

((NATS - ELECTRICITY))
[RUNS= 02]

You might be shocked to learn you don't have to travel to the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond to learn about electricity. The agency's first and only satellite center is near downtown Danville at the historic "Crossing of the Dan". From physics to biology to optical illusions, interactive displays explain the laws that make the earth go 'round.
[SOT 2:07:29-2:07:42]
[IN Q=As I push the button... ]

((As I push the button you can see the electricity jumping from the small ball to the large ball.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=jumping from the small ball to the large ball.]

Be amazed by the the Bernoulli Blower.
[SOT 2:07:54-2:08:06]
[IN Q=What happens when I put the ball in place.]

((What happens when I put the ball in place is that the column of air holds the ball. What's interesting is that even if I move the column the stream of air continues to hold the ball in place.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=continues to hold that ball in place.]

Or take a beat to learn about the cycles of life.
[SOT 2:13;40-2:13:54]
[IN Q=Thsi particular area...]

((This particular area talks about the rythms of live, like the heartbeat and the way the heartbeat changes in response to exercise.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=in response to exercise.]

Director Ginny Laubinger says teachers help make sure exhibits meet the SOLs. The fun factor helps complete the short trip between learning and understanding.
[SOT 2:11:43-2:11:55 ]
[IN Q=As we move the plane...]

((As we move the plane it's 10 o'clock in New York but your internal clock is set to Paris France where it's 3 o'clock in the morning.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=where it's 3 o'clock in the morning.]

And don't be surprised if a train rattles by just a few feet away. Since 1899 the building's served as an Amtrak station although now, passengers board only during the wee hours of the night. But even those who stay put can take a journey... into the fascinating realm of science. Shannon Young, News 7, Danville.))





[Profile-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=VA Profiles]
[GRAPHIC=VA Profiles]


Imagine racing sled dogs ... without an abundance of snow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.;]


That's what a Salem man is doing.
Ralph Mitchell has 18 Siberian Huskies.
He's been training the dogs to run on the backroads of Southwest Virginia for more than a decade.
He and his dogs compete in races in New York, New England and Canada ... and they often win.
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[SOT 16:23:34 - :43]
[IN Q=A lot of times]

((A LOT OF TIMES, FIRST TIME THEY HIT SNOW, SUBSTANTIAL SNOW, IS WHEN THEY GO TO THEIR FIRST RACE. DOESN'T BOTHER THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Mitchell/Sled Dog Racer;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=bother them.]
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[TAKE VA PROFILE PROMO BOARD]
You can learn more about Mitchell and his dogs tomorrow morning on News-7 Sunday morning... in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[S-Duke]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-117 (27:01)]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Logo]


For the second time in 3 days, Top ranked Duke has defeated another ranked team in the A-C-C.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC/ABC SPORTS; :]


Coach K and his Blue Devils hosting 14-th ranked Wake Forest.
The Demon Deacons work the break Taron Downey feeds Antwan Scott for the jam but Wake trailed by 2.
Duke then went on a run Chris Duhon pulls up and hits the three he Blue Devils went on top 54 to 45.
[SUPER=33-Duke#1/103/Wake Forrest#14/80/; :]


Jason Williams would throw in 23 as Duke gets the 103 to 80 win and first place in the A-C-C at 5 and 1.
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-114 (41:00)]
[GRAPHIC=College Hoops]


Keith Bogans scored 23 as Kentucky beat Notre Dame 72 to 65.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Bend, IN/CBS SPORTS; :]


Kentucky out to protectt its 12-th place ranking.
Ryan Humphrey takes it in for the Irish scoring 2 of his 14 points but Notre Dame trailed by six.
The Wildcats then take it inside Chuck Hayes with the easy basket to make it 52 to 44 Kentucky.
[SUPER=33-Kentucky#12/72/Notre Dame/65/; :]


Then near the end of the game Bogans gets out on the break for the jam and 2 of his game high 23 and the Wildcats beat the Irish 72 to 65.
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[S-College]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-107 (57:02)]
[GRAPHIC=None]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gainesville, FL/JP SPORTS; :]


Meantime, Georgia ended 4-th ranked Florida's 14 game win streak.
Jarvis Hayes and his twin brother Jason combined for 36 points as the Bulldogs knocked off the Gators 75 to 67.
And here are tonight's college scores.
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[SUPER=0098-j/Duke#1/103//Wake Forest#14/80///j/N.C. State/84//Georgia Tech/71///;]
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[SUPER=0098-/William & Mary/59/j/Hofstra/68////Delaware St./55/j/Hampton/58///;]
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[SUPER=0098-/Howard/84/j/Norfolk St./87//Overtime//High Point/77/j/Radford/78///;]
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[SUPER=0098-/JMU/59/j/UNC-Wilmington/63///j/VCU/79//ODU/77//Overtime/;]
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[SUPER=0098-/Florida#2/79/j/Georgia#20/84///j/Kansas#4/74//Oklahoma#5/67///;]
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[SUPER=0098-j/Cincinnati#7/77//Louisville/50////UCLA#9/86/j/Arizona#15/96///;]
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[SUPER=0098-j/Kentucky#12/72//Notre Dame/65///j/Missouri#21/92//Colorado/77///;]
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[SUPER=0098-j/Miami#24/102//Providence/96//Overtime/j/C. Charleston/63//VMI/55//Jason Conley 19-Points/;]
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[SUPER=0098-/Oklahoma St./70/j/Texas Tech/94////Syracuse#8/62/j/Tennessee/66///;]
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[SUPER=0098-j/Alabama#16/85//Mississippi St./73////Iowa#17/50/j/Northwestern/63///;]
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[SUPER=0098-j/USC#18/81//Arizona St./73////Indiana#25/67/j/Ohio St./73///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Hamp.-Sydney/88//Emory & Henry/82///j/Methodist/76//Ferrum/74///;]
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[OUT Q=...last score."]
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Big East]


The Lady Hokies dipped into their Big East scheduled this afternoon at the Cassell.
Tech beats St. John's 69 to 50. The Hokies got 16 points from Chrystal Stalling, 12 from Nicole Jones and 11 from Sarah Hicks. Tech has now won 12 straight.
[GRAPHIC=Big South]


Meantime, Radford's Cody Silker scored 13 as the Lady Highlanders beat High Point 62 to 53.




[S-Jordan]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-116 (33:06)]
[GRAPHIC=Michael Jordan]


Michael Jordan returned to Chicago yesterday but he forgot to bring his "A" game in Washington's 77 to 69 win over Chicago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/NBC SPORTS; :]


It's Jordan's first trip to Chicago since becoming a Wizard.
Early in the game Jordan pulls up and hits the hoop and the Wizards took the early lead.
Chicago's Ron Mercer takes it to the hoop for the reverse and two of his 14 points.
Then watch Jordan get out on the break and get it to Tyrone Nesby giving the Wizards a 6 point lead.
[SUPER=32-Washington/77/Chicago/69/; :]


Jordan and his Carolina buddy Hubert Davis run the floor Davis to Jordan for 2 of his 16 and the Wizards win it 77 to 69.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="It makes...]
[SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/Scored 16 Points; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=......situation tough."]
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The Eagles and Patriots advance in the N-F-L playoffs... More later on Sunday Morning.

[S-Jeff]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-111 4005TC]
[GRAPHIC=MEDIA TOUR 2002]


Defending Winston Cup Points champion, Jeff Gordon is the stop on Tonight's NASCAR Media Tour. Mike Stevens checks in from Harrisburg, North Carolina.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Harrisburg, NC;:00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Four-Time Winston Cup Champ; :20]
[SUPER=@mike1; :36]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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Donovan McNabb passed for 2 and ran for a touchdown as the Philadelhia Eagles beat Chicago 33 to 19 to advance to the N-F-C championship game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/FOX SPORTS; :]


The Bears defense could not handle McNabb.
Chicago fell behind 6 to nothing on 2 Eagle field goals. then in the second quarter Shane Matthews, in for injured Jim Miller, hands off to Ahmad Merritt who takes it 47 yards on the end around and the Bears led the game 7 to 6.
The Eagles answered late in the second quarter McNabb scrambles out of th pocket and finds a wide open Cecil Martin in the end zone the 13 yard T-D made it 13 to 7 Eagles.
Chicago's defense tightened up on this play Jerry Azumah intercepts McNabb's pass and he returns it 39 yards for the score the Bears led 14 to 13 in the third.
[SUPER=32-Philadelphia/33/Chicago/19/; :]


McNabb passed for a T-D in the third then ran 5 yards on the quarterback draw in the fourth and the Eagles win it 33 to 19.
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[S-Raiders]


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Oakland and New England went head to head in the A-F-C divisional playoff game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Foxboro, MA/CBS SPORTS; :]


Heavy snowfall would continue for the whole game.
In the second quarter, Rich Gannon goes to the air and hits James Jett on the 13 yard T-D pass play and the Raiders took a 7 to nothing lead at the half.
The Patriots got on the board in the third quarter Adam Venatari boots this 25 yard field goal but New England trailed 7 to 3.
Oakland's Sebastian Janakowski booted two 3-rd quarter field goals this 45 yarder made it 13 to 3 Raiders in the fourth quarter.
[SUPER=32-Oakland/13/New England/16/; :]


New England sent it to overtime tied at 13 then Venatari booted this 23 yard field goal to advance with the 16 to 13 win.
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