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[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Coming up -
What does the Russian skaters think of sharing the Gold?
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[VO-NAT]


Miss Cleo apparently could not see her own future- she's in trouble with the law.
Plus how shouting BINGO... save some schools-
and Mike Stevens talks with Kenny Chesney- the singer packs em in tonight in Salem.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is up next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[vo-nat 08.5]
The Silver is now Gold- for the Canadians...
Tonight skaters from both pairs... react.
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[SOT 16:37:23]
[IN Q=]

((THIS WAS NOT SOMETHING AGAINST THEM IT WAS SOMETHING AGAINST THE SYSTEM.)) [butt to 20:17:30] ((WE COME HERE TO SKATE OLYMPIC GAMES... NOT WE FEEL LIKE WE STEAL SOMETHING.. NO.))
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=steal something.. no]
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[Vo-Nat]
And so the controversy on ice continues.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[SS=News 7 at Eleven]



[Skating-Controversy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Eleven]


Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Some are calling it "Skate Gate"-
Tonight the controversy continues- after today's move to award the Canadian pair a gold medal.
Jennifer Miller has the latest from Salt Lake City.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-IOC - NBC Olympics; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Sale/Gold Medalist; :15]
[SUPER=01-Jacques Rogge/International Olympic Committee President; :26]
[SUPER=01-Ottavio Cinquanta/International Skating Union President; :42]
[SUPER=01-David Pelletier/Gold Medalist; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/Reporting; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=standard.]

((AFTER MANY SPINS -- BOTH ON AND OFF THE ICE -- CANADIAN PAIR SKATERS JAMIE SALE AND DAVID PELLETIER WERE FINALLY AWARDED THE ONE THING THEY FELT THEY DESERVED ALL ALONG -- AN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL.
(SOT: JAMIE SALE/GOLD MEDALIST)

"It was amazing, it was unbelievable. A really big surprise for us."
(NATS -- CANADA HOUSE)

AND FOR FELLOW CANADIANS, WHO WATCHED AS OLYMPIC OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED THE UNPRECEDENTED DECISION.
(SOT: JACQUES ROGGE, PRES, INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE)

"We received an official proposal from the international skating union to award a gold medal to Sale and Pelletier. The IOC agreed and a gold medal will be awarded to the Canadian pair." ACCORDING TO THE INTERNATIONAL SKATING UNION, FRENCH JUDGE MARIE REINE LE GOUGNE, ADMITTED IN A LETTER THAT SHE HAD BEEN PRESSURED TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF THE RUSSIAN PAIR ... WHO SKATED A PROGRAM THAT WAS TECHNICALLY DIFFICULT, BUT ALSO FLAWED.
(SOT: OTTAVIO CINQUANTA/PRESIDENT, ISU)

"We have suspended with immediate effect the judge of figure skating, Mrs. Marie Reine Le Gougne." TIGHT-LIPPED OFFICIALS ARE NOT RELEASING THE DETAILS OF THE LETTER. THEY SAY THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING AS FOR THE RUSSIANS -- ELENA BEREZHNAYA AND ANTON SIKHARULIDZE -- THEY GET TO KEEP THEIR GOLD MEDAL. AND UNFORTUNATELY, THE TARNISH OF BEING LINKED TO A CONTROVERSY ... THAT WASN'T THEIR FAULT.
(SOT: DAVID PELLETIER/GOLD MEDALIST)

"This was not something against them, this was something against the system.))

[Greensboro]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


Four people are feared dead after a fire swept through an Apartment building near UNC Greensboro-
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[VO-NAT 27]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC]


The blaze was at the Campus Walk Apartments-
The fire chief believes four people are dead- because four people are missing and they've found the remains of several people.
It may take awhile to positively identify how many were killed.
Residents..most of them college students were awakened by pepole shouting and banging on doors.
One student broke a collarbone when she jumped from a balcony.
Others students say no alarms went off.
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[SOT 11:36:04]
[IN Q=]

((SUCH THICK BLACK SMOKE THERE FLAMES COMING OUT OF THE BACK LEFT APAREMTN IT WAS REAL THICK. HORRIBLE.)) [***NO SUPER***]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=IT WAS HORRIBLE.]
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[VO-NAT 04 plus pad]


The cause is under investigation.
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[Laurel-Park]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-09 TC17:41]
[GRAPHIC=Henry School Consol.]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
The controversial plan to close and consolidate several schools in Henry County takes on a new twist.
A group has proposed a different plan.
But as Justin McLeod discovered this one is back by a pretty hefty jackpot.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ardys Winslow/Booster Club President; :40]
[SUPER=@justin1; :53]
[SUPER=01-Frank Harris/Parent; 1:23 (QUICK)]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Henry County]

((((NAT SOUND OF CALLING NUMBERS))
Could a Bingo game save some Henry County schools?
The Laurel Park Booster Club seems to think so.
They operate a bingo hall every Friday and Saturday night.
[SOT 21:22:26]
[IN Q=It's amazing]

((ROBERT STEGALL/PARENT: IT'S AMAZING YOU KNOW WHAT IT DOES FOR THE SCHOOL.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=for the school]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF THE GAME))
What's so amazing is the amount of money these bingo games take in.
Last year, the booster club says it grossed 1.7 million dollars.
That money helped to fund scholarships and other educational programs in the Iriswood District.
Now, the group wants to use that money in a different way....to help fund the school system's projected deficit.
[SOT 21:10:52]
[IN Q=The only really attachement]

((ARDYS WINSLOW/BOOSTER CLUB PRESIDENT: THE ONLY REAL ATTACHMENT IS THAT LAUREL PARK CAN REMAIN A HIGH SCHOOL, THAT'S THE ONLY BIG ATTACHMENT TO IT.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=attachement to it]


Under the current reconfiguration plan, Laurel Park will become a middle school next year.
Laurel Park high school would then consolidate at Magna Vista.
[SOT 21:39:37]
[IN Q=The school system]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE SCHOOL SYSTEM DID NOT WANT TO GO ON CAMERA TO DISCUSS THE ISSUE. HOWEVER, A SPOKESPERSON DID TELL US THE SCHOOL BOARD IS TAKING A CLOSE LOOK AT THIS PROPOSAL. THEY FIRST WANT TO LOOK AT ANY LEGALITY ISSUES THAT MAY COME ABOUT FROM ACCEPTING MONEY FROM A GROUP THAT RAISED IT THROUGH BINGO.)) [Runs15]
[OUT Q=through bingo]

((NAT SOUND OF THE GAME))
Those bingo games attract roughly three hundred people each night.
On average, one night of bingo takes in nearly ten thousand dollars, money the booster club says would be well spent to help bailout the school system.
[SOT 21:24:33]
[IN Q=If that's what it takes]

((FRANK HARRIS/LAUREL PARK PARENT: IF THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH IT, TO KEEP IT OPEN.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=to keep it open]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF THE GAME))
It's a proposal where parents say everyone comes out a winner, unlike this bingo game.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Henry County.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


The school board may take up the issue at a budget meeting next Thursday night.

[Knox]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC05:39]
[GRAPHIC=Cecil Knox]

Doctor Cecil Knox has shut down his practice.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

If he had not finished turning over the medical files to his patients by today, he would have risked violating the court order letting him out on bond. Knox was arrested two weeks ago on a federal indictment charging him with prescribing OxyContin without a medical reason.
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[SOT 13:34:10]
[IN Q=OxyContin didn't seem to]

((WILLIAM BROWN/DR. KNOX'S PATIENT; OXYCONTIN DIDN'T SEEM LIKE IT WAS STRONG ENOUGH TO HELP ME, BUT METHADONE DID.))
[SUPER=01-William Brown/Dr. Knox's Patient]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=but methadone did.]
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[VO-NAT]

William Brown is one of those patients who swears by his doctor. ALL of the patients who talked with Keith Humphry as they visited the Doctor's office this afternoon spoke highly of Knox's care.
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[Lindh]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=John Walker Lindh]


John Walker Lindh will likely go on trial this August.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alexandria]


A Judge set the date today- despite defense objections-
Lindh's lawyers fear they'll have to argue his case on the first anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
The judge says he'll consider that objection later.
Lindh is charged with conspiring to kill Americans and aiding terrorists.
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[White-House]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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The White House is once again open for School group tours-
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[VO-NAT 03]


It is the first since September 11th-
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[SOT14:10:00 ]
[IN Q=]

((HERE SOME OUT OF TOWN KIDS ON THEIR FIRST TOUR FROM AURORA ILLINOIS. I HOPE THEY'LL LIKE IT.))
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=HOPE THEY'LL LIKE IT.]
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[VO-NAT 13 PLUS PAD]
[Super=03-Washington, DC;]


Students and teachers must make reservations in advance-
Students must give their social security number and those over 15 must present picture I-D.
No word on when OR IF general public tours will resume.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Striking workers at a New River Valley plant vote to go back to work.
Details on that when News 7 returns.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=She]

((SHE THINKS MY TRACTOR'S SEXY))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=my tractor's sexy.]
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[VO-NAT]


And Kenny Chesney sets a record tonight at the Salem Civic Center.
We'll talk to him next.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Preview]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="Hey sports...]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=......in sports."]

((Hey sports fans I'm Roy Stanley and here's what's on tap a special guest was at Cave Spring tonight as the Knights hosted Franklin County, The ODAC hands out its post season honors today, Robert Pressley wins the first truck race of the season at Daytona this afternoon and Mike Tyson loses another round in his attempt to fight heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[Chesney]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC09:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Kenny Chesney performed before a packed house tonight at the Salem Civic Center.
But before he went on stage, he took a few minutes to talk to Mike Stevens.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well, Kenny Chesney]
[SUPER=@Mike1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kenny Chesney; :16]
[SUPER=04-CMT;]
[RUNS=2:11]
[OUT Q=Mike Stevens, News 7]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


Coincidentally, Civic Center officials say tonight's concert set the record for the largest ticket gross in its 35 year history.

[VA-Cares]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC1:26:53]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


Organizations that help ex-convicts find jobs and stay out of prison are hoping the state doesn't approve a plan to cut their funding.
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[VO-NAT - :24.5]

The State Department of Criminal Justice Services has recommended eliminating funding for Virginia Cares as part of its budget reduction plan. If the plan is accepted by Governor Warner and the General Assembly, the program would lose all of its 1-point-2 million dollars in state funding.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

For agencies like Total Action Against Poverty, in tough economic times, they would like to receive some funding instead of nothing.
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[SOT - 23:40:21]
[IN Q=The alternative]

((TED EDLICH/TAP PRESIDENT; THE ALTERNATIVE IS TO SUPPORT VIRGINIA CARES AND OTHER PRE AND POST RELEASE PROGRAMS ENOUGH THAT THE INFRASTRUCTURE REMAINS SO IN BETTER TIMES WE CAN EXPAND THE SERVICES.))
[SUPER=01-Ted Edlich/TAP President;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=expand the services.]
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[VO-NAT - :11]

Officials say 74-percent of participants in The Virginia Cares program do NOT go back to prison. That's well above the percentage of former prisoners who are released without state assistance.
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[Magnox]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC1:52:42]
[GRAPHIC=Magnox Strike]

After nearly two weeks, a strike at the Magnox plant in Pulaski is over and employees are back to work.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/Last Week;]

Officials say 49-union workers accepted a new contract Wednesday night. Magnox says the terms have both parties paying more for health insurance and that workers will loose a week's vacation. The new contract is a slightly revised version of one rejected by workers last week. The Pulaski plant makes materials for security products and audio and video tapes. Magnox says all parties agreed that a return to work was necessary in order to focus on the company's long term survival.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Virginia lawmakers get a look at the future of two-wheeled transportation.
You can too, a little later on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, there may be trouble in Miss Cleo's future.
Find out why when we return.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Car-Seat]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC27:26]
[GRAPHIC=Child Safety Seats]


Statistics show that more than 95 percent of parents don't have their child's car seat properly installed.
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[VO-NAT, look at 5pm package]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Brenda Baxley says she was one of them. Like many parents who came to this safety seat checkpoint, Baxley says they are not easy to install.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT13:04:45]
[IN Q=I don't know how to put the car seat]

((BRENDA BAXLEY/PARENT; I DON'T KNOW HOW TO PUT THE CAR SEAT IN CORRECTLY AND AS YOU CAN SEE THESE WOMEN ARE HAVING TROUBLE TRYING TO DO IT THEMSELVES))
[SUPER=01-Brenda Baxley/Parent]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=to do it themselves]
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[VO-NAT]


Sergeant Randy Scott says parents usually have the wrong size seat for their child --and often don't secure it tight enough.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT13:10:27]
[IN Q=Just putting it in pull]

((SGT. RANDY SCOTT/ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT; JUST PUTTING IT IN PULL THE SEAT BELT TIGHT IS NOT GOING TO GET IT IN TIGHT ENOUGH. I WANT IT TIGHT ENOUGH IN, SO THAT WHEN YOU WIGGLE SEAT --THE SEAT SHOULD NOT MOVE THE CAR ITSELF SHOULD ROCK))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Randy Scott/Roanoke Police Department; ]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=itself should rock]
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[VO-NAT]


The good news for parents is that new federal guidelines go into effect in September 20-03.
They'll require car seat manufacturers and automobile makers to have a compatible system, so that all the parent would need to do is just plug in the car seat.
But for those who need help now....
(XXXXXXXXX)

[take PINNACLE FULL] there will be two car seat checkpoints tomorrow.
One in Roanoke County from 10 to 1 at First Team Auto off of Peters Creek Road.
And one at the Blue Ridge Fire Station from 2 to 4.
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[Miss-Cleo]


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


She says she can predict your future, but for now she'll have to concentrate on her own.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ft. Lauderdale, FL]


A civil complaint has been filed against T-V psychic Miss Cleo.
The complaint calls for refunds and multiple fines up to ten-thousand dollars each.
In her commercials, customers are promised a free reading, but authorities say after dialing toll-free -they're directed to a 900 number which costs almost five dollars per minute.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=An investigation by my]

((BOB BUTTERWORTH/FL ATTORNEY GENERAL: AN INVESTIGATION BY MY OFFICE HAS REVEALED THAT THOSE SO CALLED FREE, THREE MINUTE CALLS ARE ROUTINELY TRANSFORMED INTO LENGTHY DISCUSSIONS COSTING ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS OR MORE.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Butterworth/FL Attorney General]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=one hundred dollars or more]
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[VO-NAT]


Butterworth said that callers are put on hold while a psychic shuffles cards...
And that the state obtained a script employees are supposed to follow.
Miss Cleo, whose real name is Youree Dell Harris, is also being challenged to prove she is really a celebrated shaman from Jamaica.
She is fighting the case in court.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


Robert Pressley wins the Truck race at Daytona and NASCAR makes a rule change concerning the rear spoiler on the Fords and Dodges.
[GRAPHIC=ODAC Logo]


But first our Extra point. The Old Dominion Athletic Conference handed out its post season awards today.
Randolph Macon's Mike Rhoades is the coach of the year. Rhoades, in his third year as the Yellow Jackets head coach, led the team to a 21 and 4 overall ranking and the Jackets are 16 and 2 in the conference.
Eastern Mennonite's E.J. Arrington is the Freshman of the year. Roanoke's Robby Pridgen, Josh Foster and Jaimar Mansel made the all-star teams.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :]


And Bridgewater's Kyle Williford is the conference player of the year. Williford a senior set the ODAC single game scoring record with 56 points this season.
As the Eagles get ready for the opening round of the tournament tomorrow he's averaging 24 points and 6 rebounds a game.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[WIPE TO MOTION]
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[SUPER=0097-j/Cave Spring/105//Franklin Co./60///j/E.C. Glass/77//Patrick Henry/64///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Cincinnati#5/89//S. Mississippi/37///;]
[SUPER=X5028;]
[SUPER=0096-j/Utah/94//Toronto/85////Indiana/90/j/Charlotte/101///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0096-j/Detroit/101//New York/90///j/Denver/99//Minnesota/98///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0096-j/Miami/90//Milwaukee/88//In Overtime/j/New Jersey/106//Chicago/81///;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=...last score."]
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[S-High]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-120 (18:34)]
[GRAPHIC=High School Hoops]


Cave Spring and Franklin County went head to head over at the Knights gym last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Knights vs Eagles; :]


Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was in the gym signing autographs.
His prize recruit J.J. Reddick steps back and hits this three pointer as the Knights take the early lead.
Franklin County comes back the three pointer is missed but Patrick Preston is there to put it in drawing the foul.

Cave Spring padded its lead when tom Hagan steps back and nails this three pointer.
[SUPER=33-Cave Spring/105/Franklin Co./60/; :]


But the Eagles couldn't handle the Knights defensive pressure on this steal Reddick throws down the jam and Cave Spring wins it 105 to 60.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Express Logo]


The Express picked up a home win last night.
Frank Novak had 2 goals and Duncan Dalmayo scored twice as the Express beat Reading 6 to 2.
The Express returns to the ice tonight for Pack the Roundhouse night.
Tickets for kids 17 and under are 4 dollars and adult prices have been reduced to 6 dollars. Roanoke hosts Greenboro at 7-thirty.

[S-Trucks]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-113 (50:58)]
[GRAPHIC=Trucks Logo]


It was time for the trucks today at Daytona.
Robert Pressley took the checkered flag in the Florida Dodge Dealers 250.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :]


The action heated up near the end of the race several cars get loose on the track causing a crash that sent the cars into the infield.
The race was red flagged to clean the debris.
Then on the re-start with 4 laps to go Pressley got a good start and he takes the checkered Flag winning the first truck race of the season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="The best...]
[SUPER=01-Robert Pressley/Florida Dodge 250 Winner; :]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=.....anybody's race."]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Ted Musgrave was second and Jon Wood of Stuart, Virginia finished 21-st.
NASCAR makes several rule changes for the Daytona 500. More later on Mornin.

[S-Gordon]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-118 1330tc]
[GRAPHIC=COUNTDOWN TO DAYTONA]


So far, defending Winston Cup champion Jeff Gordon has had plenty to celebrate at Daytona. In fact, Mike Stevens says Gordon has been able to "have his cake and eat it too."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Starts Third in Daytona 500; :21]
[SUPER=@mike2; :35]
[SUPER=01-Drena DeNiro/Actress, Model & Designer; :46]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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((Off the track this week, his sponsor DuPont kicked off a year long celebration of its 200th anniversary as a science leader. Gordon was given the task of slicing and distributing a huge birthday cake in the garage area. Gordon had some help with the cake. Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden and actress and fashion designer Drena DiNiro, the daughter of Robert DeNiro also dropped by the World Center of Racing this week. As for Gordon's activities on the track. By finishing second in the Bid Shootout and winning one of the "Twins" - he has established himself as the favorite to win the Daytona 500, and he knows it. The 44th Daytona 500 takes the green flag Sunday at Noon. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.

[S-Rules]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR Logo]


Ford and Dodge are getting a boost from NASCAR, just a day before the Daytona 500.
It will trim a quarter-inch off their rear spoilers.
Cutting the height of the spoiler, which sits on top of the rear deck of the car, allows cars to go through the air with less drag, thereby increasing speed.
The Move came after Jeff Gordon and Michael Waltrip each won 125 mile qualifying races Thursday in a Chevrolet.


No ford or dodge led during any lap.


[S-Tyson]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-106 (1:26:39)]
[GRAPHIC=Mike Tyson]


Mike Tyson has lost another round in his attempt to get a license to fight heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :]


Tyson's application for a license to box in Texas was denied today.
It's the second set back in Tyson's attempt to get a sanctioned bout.
He recently was denied a license in Nevada after a confrontation with Lewis at a news conference.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=6pm]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-116 (50:45)]
[GRAPHIC=MLB Logo]


San Diego Padre outfielder Mike Darr was killed in a car wreck today in Phoenix.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :]


Darr's vehicle rolled over on the interstate and crashed through a fence and went down an embankment.
Minor League pitcher Ben Howard, who was also in the car, was injured but he was treated and the scene and released.
A Reno Nevada man in the vehicle was also killed in the accident.
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[Segway]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC21:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


State lawmakers have been debating the future of transportation in Virginia, and today they took it for a spin.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The segway is the stand-up scooter that's been making headlines.
The General Assembly is considering legislation that would treat the device more like a bicycle than a motor vehicle.
And so the company brought a consumer model to the state library, so lawmakers, state officials and others could take a test drive.
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[SOT 10:44:00]
[IN Q=Literally thought about]

((MATT DAVIS: LITERALLY THOUGHT ABOUT WALKING AND KIND OF LEANED FORWARD LIKE YOU'RE STARTING TO WALK AND IT MOVED FORWARD FOR YOU. IT'S PRETTY AMAZING.))
[SUPER=01-Matt Davis/Segway Fan;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=it's pretty amazing.]
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The industrial version is already on the market. A consumer model will cost about three thousand dollars and could be available by the end of the year. (------------)