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Coming up on News 7-
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Gasoline below cost... a dream for drivers, but some gas station owners want it stopped-
Word that Taliban supporters could possess nerve gas-
And it's not a new song Britney's working on. She talks about her latest project-
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Plus some tips to get you out of debt-
News 7 is next.

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((VIRGINIA INDEED IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS, BUT OPEN FOR ALL BUSINESS, BIG BUSINESS AND LITTLE BUSINESS.))
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A gas war erupts in the General Assembly... as independent gasoline retailers accuse the low-price chains of unfair competition.
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[Gas-Prices]


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At issue is legislation that would prevent so-called predatory pricing.
Independent retailers believe the big chains are selling gasoline below cost in an effort to drive them out of business...
Today, a Senate committee took up the issue and Joe Dashiell was there.
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(( Ever since Sheetz opened on route 460 in Christiansburg... competitors say business hasn't been the same.
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((BOB BLAKE/RADFORD GASOLINE DISTRIBUTOR: I HAVE A DEALER THAT IS 14 MILES AWAY. THEIR VOLUME HAS DECREASED 30 PERCENT.))
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[OUT Q=has decreased 30 percent.]


Chatham Senator Charles Hawkins took up the cause, proposing legislation that would prevent gasoline retailers from selling below cost except for grand openings or going out of business sales.
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((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/R- CHATHAM: I WANT SHEETZ THERE. I WANT WAL MART THERE, I WANT EVERYONE THERE, BUT I WANT MY INDEPENDENTS WHO ARE THERE AND DOING BUSINESS, WHO LIVE IN THE COMMUNITY, WHO RAISE CHILDREN IN THE COMMUNITY, WHO ARE MEMBERS OF OUR ROTARY AND SERTOMA CLUBS AND WHEN THEY MAKE MONEY, THEY INVEST IT IN THE COMMUNITY.))
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A spokesman for Sheetz said the company makes money on its gasoline sales, and isn't trying to put anyone out of business.
The only ones who will be hurt, says Mike Cortez, are consumers who will be forced to pay more for a tank of gas if the bill passes.
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[IN Q=This is not an issue]

((MIKE CORTEZ/SHEETZ V.P.: THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE WHERE I AM WORRIED SO MUCH ABOUT THE MOM AND POPS. I THINK THEY'RE GREAT ORGANIZATIONS. I'M WORRIED ABOUT THE MOMS AND DADS. THE TRUE LITTLE GUY IN THIS THING WHO PAY FOR THE GASOLINE.))
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In the end the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee approved a watered-down version of the bill.
It requires proof that a competing station is put out of business before the state would take any action.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond))

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A 16 year old New Castle boy died after a car accident this afternoon.
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State Police say Tyson James Wood ran off the side of the road, overcorrected and hit a pick up truck head on today on Route 6-11 in Craig County.
Wood was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he died this evening.
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[Brown]


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A Roanoke woman injured in the shooting at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy has been released from the hospital.
Rebecca Clair Brown is out and doing well, according to her brother.
She did not want to be interviewed.
The 38-year-old had been shot in the arm and stomach in the January 16th attack.
He says Brown will most likely return to the law school, where she is a first-year student.

[King-Proclamation]


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His famous words still echo today...
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President Bush honored the late Martin Luther King, Junior, today at the White House by signing a proclamation marking it a national holiday. Coretta Scott King presented a portrait of her husband to hang in the White House as a reminder, she said, of the power of the dream. Bush said that King' s reputation has grown over time.
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[IN Q=Some figures in history]

((PRESIDENT BUSH: SOME FIGURES IN HISTORY RENOWNED IN THEIR DAY GROW SMALLER WITH THE PASSING OF TIME. THE MAN FROM ATLANTA, GEORGIA ONLY GROWS LARGER WITH THE YEARS. AMERICA IS A BETTER PLACE BECAUSE HE WAS HERE AND WE WILL HONOR HIS NAME FOREVER.))
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[OUT Q=will honor his name forever]
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The civil rights activist was assasinated on April 4-th 1968... he was 39 years old.
President Bush also honored King today by creating new federal scholarships to encourage young people to study education and public policy.
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[King-Bypass]


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Bedford city and county also honored King.
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After two years of planning, the 460 bypass was re-named for the civil rights leader.
An N-double-A C-P spokeswoman said today's event shows the people of Bedford stand for many of the things Doctor King did.
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((EVANGELINE JEFFREY/NAACP AREA NINE CHAIRPERSON: WE HERE IN BEDFORD AND BEDFORD COUNTY ARE A PEOPLE OF THE TIMES AND WE BELIEVE IN DIVERSITY AND UNITY OF ALL PEOPLE AND THE AMERICAN WAY. THIS IS A VERY HISTORICAL DAY.))
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Dozens attended the event at the Bedford Area Visitor's Center.
The westbound ramp off Burks Drive was briefly closed while area leaders cut the ribbon.
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[Clifton]


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A local orthodontist is being remembered as a hero.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The family of Doctor Orrin Clifton accepted the Martin Luther King, Junior, award on the late doctor's behalf. Community School established and designed the annual award to honor a local hero whose efforts better the Roanoke Valley. Doctor Clifton recently passed away of cancer. But his daughter says he left a legacy of love.
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[IN Q=He was a hero by being very kind and very involved...]

((KATIE CLIFTON/DAUGHTER: HE WAS A HERO BY BEING VERY KIND AND VERY INVOLVED. MOSTLY HE TAUGHT OTHERS HOW TO LOOK OURSIED OF THEIR OWN WORLD AND SEE HOW THEIR ACTIONS AFFECTED THE LARGER WORLD AND THE LARGER COMMUNITY.))
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[OUT Q=larger world and the larger community.]
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Doctor Clifton served as president of the West End Center for Youth, sat on the board of the United Way and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. He also helped provide free dental care to underprivledged families through the Community Based Health Care Coalition.


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Do you have credit card bills from the holidays? If you do, you're definitely not alone.
By one estimate the average family now faces the task of paying off more than 11-hundred dollars in credit card debt taken on during the holiday season.
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One credit counselor says if you want to make those balances disappear put your charge cards away in a drawer, create a re-payment plan and put yourself on a budget. [NEXT PAGE]
The head of the Consumer Credit Counseling service of greater Washington says cut out the two dollars a day you're spending on snacks and soft drinks from office vending machines. That can save you about 500 dollars a year. [REVEAL]
She also says rent movies instead of going out. [REVEAL]
And start saving for the holidays now- so you don't get in debt next Christmas.
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[Warner-Budget]


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Speaking of money troubles- Governor Mark Warner said the state must add 300-million to its 3-billion dollar problem.
He delivered more bad news in Richmond as he prepares to deliver his budget to members of the General Assembly.
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Warner will outline his budget plans in detail tomorrow.
But today he told reporters that state revenues for the month of January are softer than expected.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER; WE WILL ADD AND PROJECT AN ADDITIONAL 100- MILLION DOLLAR SHORTFALL IN FISCAL YEAR 2002, ANOTHER 100-MILLION DOLLAR SHORTFALL IN FISCAL 2003 AND A THIRD HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR SHORTFALL IN FISCAL YEAR 2004. RAISING THE SIZE OF OUR PROBLEM FROM 3.2 BILLION OVER THE NEXT 30 MONTHS TO 3.5 BILLION DOLLARS.))
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Warner has already proposed across- the- board cuts for state agencies, but tomorrow he will also lay out other specific cutbacks he says will be needed to balance the budget.
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Warner promises some protection for public education and state employees, but he told a radio audience his budget will include "equal opportunity pain."

[Fire-House]


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You might call it a "unique fixer-upper opportunity".. now a Lynchburg couple's efforts to save a piece of the city's history is starting to get a lot of attention.
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Michael and Anne Gambone bought this old fire house for 20-thousand dollars in 1993.
They now make their home there and are still in the process of renovating the old building.
They're used to people asking why they chose such an unusual place to live.
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((MICHAEL GAMBONE/OWNER: THAT'S ALWAYS A HARD QUESTION TO ANSWER. IF YOU CAN APPEAL, AS YOU SAY, TO THE LITTLE BOY, THERE'S THAT.. AND MAYBE IT'S A GENETIC FLAW, I DON'T KNOW. BUT THERE'S KIND OF A PLEASURE IN DOING SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY.))
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Home and Garden Television was in Lynchburg last week taping a profile on the Gambones' home.
It's scheduled to air this fall.
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Could Osama bin Laden's terrorists have nerve gas and long-range missiles?
Find out what the U-N thinks next on News 7
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And Some residents begin to return home, even as an erupting volcano continues to destory parts of their city.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Maroons of Roanoke look to turn the Marlins into Tuna. Carolina gets Wake up call tonight. The Dazzle steps out into the community to serve others, and Roanoke coach Harold Ellis inspires the valey at the Harrison Museum - all that and more tonight on the Big 7.))

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A United Nations report says Taliban and Al Qaeda supporters could possess nerve gas and missiles capable of carrying warheads.
The U-N says it's concerned the missiles could be used to deliver weapons of mass destruction.
Meanwhile the debate goes on over the detainees being held in Cuba- as Jim Acosta reports.
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((More detainees landed in Guantanamo including injured and wounded who -- the military says -- are being moved in quickly due to plummeting winter temperatures in Afghanistan.
(LOCATOR: LONDON)

The latest arrival comes as one of Great Britain's top leaders tried to reassure Parliament that the U.S. is not torturing its war detainees at Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo Cuba. Some British leaders and journalists are outraged over pictures of the captives -- which include three Britons -- with their hands bound and their eyes and ears covered.
SOT: Foreign Office Minister Ben Bradshaw The pictures, widely seen in the media, were taken at arrival on base, wh

en security is paramount. Investigators from the U.K. who visited the British detainees say the men are in good hands.
SOT: Bradshaw again , "During lengthy discussion, they spoke without inhibitions. None complained of any ill treatmen

t." The U.S. says the tight security is necessary -- especially after last week's incident in which one detainee bit a prison guard.
SOT: Courtney Sletten, Military Police "If you went to New York and asked them, they'd probably just say we're treati

ng them too good. They get food, they get shelter, they get to go the bathroom, they get showers. And, right now, that's what I get. They get more than a homeless person."
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Young American Taliban John Walker is on the move this week -- but he won't be going to Cuba. Instead -- the Pentagon will transfer the California man through the U.S. air base in Kandahar -- en route to a secret location. From there he appears to be headed to Virginia. STAND-UP: The Kandahar air base will be the scene of another memorial -- this time for the two marines who died in last weekend's helicopter crash. Jim Acosta CBS News Washington.))

[Shoe-bomber]


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More information on the suspected shoe bomber.
Apparently Richard Reid spent hours sending e-mails two days before he boarded the Paris to Miami flight.
The manager of a Cybercafe in Paris says Reid spent hours on the internet.
French media reports say Reid called himself a martyr for the Islamic cause in his last message.

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Authorities say the manager of the Rocky Mount Burger King sold drugs within sight of Franklin County High School.

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39-year-old Roy Livingston Campbell was arrested Friday at the fast food restaurant on Route 40.
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Sheriff's deputies say an informant bought cocaine from Campbell TWICE in the Burger King parking lot.
They do NOT know if he sold to students.
Campbell is charged with distributing cocaine within one-thousand feet of a school ... which carries a longer prison term than just selling drugs.
He'll be arraigned tomorrow.
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[Water-Authority]


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Businesses leaders in the Roanoke Valley want Roanoke County and city to adopt a team approach.
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Right now-- Roanoke County gets its water from the Spring Hollow Reservoir while Carvins Cove provides water for Roanoke city. But with the prospect of another water shortage in the city-- business leaders are weighing in. The Roanoke Valley Business Council and Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce want the county and city to form a regional water and sewer authority.
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((CLEARLY THE MODEL THAT'S BEEN IN PLACE FOR THE LAST 20 PLUS YEARS IN THIS REGION HAS LEFT SOME THINGS TO BE DESIRED IN TERMS OF WATER CAPACITY IN SOME JURISDICTION, SEWER IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS. THIS SEEMED LIKE THE MOST REASONABLE MODEL TO MOVE TO, TO ENSURE ADEQUATE CAPACITY AND THEREFORE ENSURE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CREATION OF JOBS AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE LONG RUN IN THE VALLEY.))
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Business leaders say Roanoke County and City have made great strides in terms of cooperation... and say the area's landfill and airport are examples where a regional approach has worked.

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Success is not so sweet for Roanoke's Chocolate festival.
Find out why it's taking a break when News 7 returns.
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Oops she's doing it again. But this time it's not a music video..
Instead Britney Spears is making a movie.
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((BRITNEY SPEARS: IT'S VERY NEW TO ME.))
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We'll hear from Britney coming up on News 7.
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[Volcano]


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More deaths from that Volcano in Goma... but it wasn't nature alone that caused today's tragedy.
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A gas station exploded in flames and smoke killing as many as 50 people.
Looters had been siphoning fuel- and some of it spilled... too close to where the lava flow is still dangerously hot.
The volcano's eruption has covered half the town- sweeping through 90 percent of the business district- cutting electricity and water supplies.
But even so residents by the thousands are returning- despite warnings that the area is still dangerous.
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[Chocolate-Festival]


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Center in the Square's Chocolate Festival has seen sweeter times.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 13, 2000;]

Organizers say the annual event, originally scheduled for March 24th at the Salem Civic Center, is on hold, most likely until next year. The Chocolate Festival is a fundraiser. But the president of Center in the Square says the organization rarely broke even and often LOST money on the event. Jim Sears says the festival needs to be redesigned and is searching for a new sponsor. He hopes to be able to once again satisfy local sweet-tooths sometime in 2003.
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[S-Extra]


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Roanoke lands a conference catch tonight, while the Dazzle goes all out to celebrate Martin Luther King Junior's holiday. The Wake women issue a wake up call, and Stacy is very fast at Daytona.
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[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/NHL; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point, the St. Louis Blues came from behind tonight to beat Boston 4-to-3 in overtime. It's the first time in franchise history that the St. Louis Blues have won 9 straight games. Now the Monday night numbers
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[S-Roanoke]


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We begin this segment in the ODAC where playing quality opponents back to back is the norm with this year's schedule.


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[SUPER=03-Salem/Va. Wesleyan vs. Roanoke; :00]

And after a heartbreaking loss to Macon Sunday, the Maroons were anxious to reel in the Marlins. Wesleyan gets off first as Louis Park turns the turnover by the Maroons into a three pointer on the other end. The Marlins trailed by 7 at the break. Roanoke's Robby Pridgen, who had a game high 19, would keep Roanoke in front early in the second half as he scores and pushes the lead to 10. Wesleyan's Kyle Sharp will then go coast to coast to Josh Fisher for the catch and jam. The Marlins are coming back.


[SUPER=33-Va. Wesleyan/62/Roanoke/74;]

But Roanoke would get a quality win as the team's hardest working player Josh Foster hits the off-balance jumper. Roanoke beats Wesleyan 74-to-62 to gets its 10th win of the year.
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[S-Wake]


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In the ACC last night, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons women's team again used its Star City connection to pick up a win.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/Fox SouthSouth;:00]

Former Fleming star Tonia Brown, the subject of last week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly was trying to Demon Deacons tonight inside the Lawrence Joel Coliseum Annex. Watch her get the nice assist to Jennifer Johnson as Wake leads by 10. Same set, but different players this time, and inside Brown will score two of her 16 points as Wake leads by 11.
[SUPER=33-North Carolina/64/Wake Forest/65;]

But they have to hang to get Charlene Curtis career win number 201 as Wake upsets number 17 North Carolina 65-to-64.
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[S-South]


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Another Andre, - Andy Savtchenko has been named the Big South's player of the week. Andre averaged 25 points, a dozen boards and three blocks a contest in RU's games against High Point and Charleston Southern. Radford returns to action Saturday at home at four against Liberty.

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The Roanoke Dazzle did some community service in more ways than one to help celebrate Martin Luther King day in the valley.
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[VO-NAT]
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Last night at the Rescue Mission members of the Dazzle gave several hours of their time to serve dinner and help others less fortunate. The Dazzle players not only dished out the grub, but they also spent time with those at the mission in conversation.


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[S-Dazzle]


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This morning Dazzle assistant coach Harold Ellis celebrated Martin Luther King day with some young kids at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture. Steve Mason was also allowed to sit in for the inspirational moment.
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((The kids gathered to listen to a former NBA player, now a basketball coach. They heard a college graduate with an advanced degree recite a piece of history. ((:)) Harold Ellis's history lesson and his warm heart quickly broke down any age barriers between the 31 year old and the Roanoke city pre school kids. ((NAT SOUND:)) But the youngsters also met a man passionate about Martin Luther King Jr, especially one of his prayers. ((:))
Ellis is also proving to the Dazzle players that progress is not always about wins and losses. ((:)) ((:))
Harold Ellis made it because it wasn't given to him, he worked hard and now he's passing it on.)) ((:)) ((:))

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The Hornets handed the Knicks there worst home loss ever today.
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The Hornets feared that point guard Baron Davis has hurt his ankle in pregame warmups. He would play but first he would have to watch Marcus Camby convert the alleyoop at the tie the game at 11. But that was it for the Knicks. Davis with the anticipation, the steal and the breakaway jam. Charlotte is now in front 29-to-11.
[SUPER=32-Charlotte/111/New York/68;]

Later in the second half, the Baron goes baseline and beats Allan Houston as the Hornets hammer the Knicks 111-to-68. Davis scores a game high 24.
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George Lynch played in his third game since coming back from his foot injury for Charlotte. He played a season high 18 minutes and grabbed five rebounds.

[S-Stacy]


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Stacy Compton is running Winston Cup and Busch Grand National races this season, and yesterday he was the fastest driver in BGN testing at Daytona. 18 teams were on hand including Dale Junior and Kerry Earnhardt. Stacy speed was 183 point 430 miles an hour.

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Will Britney Spears go from pop star to movie star?
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That's what she's hoping.
The singer is now adding acting to her talents- She makes her film debut in "Crossroads"... a movie about three friends on a road trip.
In the movie, Spears beds an ex-con.
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((BRITNEY SPEARS: I JUST WANTED TO DO A MOVIE PUT MY HEART ALL OVER IT. BE PASSIONATE. I CAME UP WITH HE CONCEPT, GOT A WRITER TO COME IN AND ELABORATE AND IT WAS ALL MY IDEA ACTUALLY.))
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[OUT Q=MY IDEA ACTUALLY.]
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The film premieres in the U-S next month.
Spears also has a cameo in the upcoming Austin Powers movie.
The 20 year old .. who's overall album sales have hit 45-million units... says making a movie was all very new to her, but she says once she got into the flow it was fun. (------------)