[1-News-Head]

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


High praise for Doctor Cecil Knox, despite the pending federal charges against him.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And the results are in on a union vote at N-tellos. We'll have the numbers and details of the underlying controversy.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Head]
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In sports, Texas denies Mike Tyson a license to box A celebration for Jeff Gordon and his crew at Daytona.
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[VO-NAT]


And Robert Pressley takes the checkered flag winning the Florida Dodge Dealers 250 truck race.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Your weekend plans should not be affected by any weather problems. We will check the numbers and the radar in a few moments.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[SOT 13:21]
[IN Q=They just don't to treat]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=to write it.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Writing prescriptions for narcotics, that is. Patients are picking up their files.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

But indicted physician Cecil Knox is generally unable to find a new practice to place most of his patients.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Knox]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Today was the deadline for Doctor Cecil Knox to hand his patients over to other physicians.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[SUPER=01-William Brown/Dr. Knox's Patient]
[SUPER=01-Joseph Hickman/Dr. Knox's Patient]
[SUPER=01-Patrice Hickman/Dr. Knox's Patient]
[SUPER=01-Melissa Smith/Dr. Knox's Patient]
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[OUT Q=I've had the best quality of life that I've ever had.]

(( Most of his 800 or more patients haven't found another M-D to pick up their care. They had until 3-P-M to pick up their medical files. The 52 year old pain specialist was let out of jail last Tuesday on the condition that he refer his entire practice to other doctors within ten days.
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[SOT 13:34:50]
[IN Q=I just went]

((I JUST WENT BACK TO SEE MY DOCTOR I WAS SEEING BEFORE. I WENT TO SEE THE PAIN SPECIALIST. HE'S GOING TO HELP ME UNTIL I CAN SEE ANOTHER PAIN SPECIALIST. YOU'RE ONE OF THE FEW WHO'S BEEN ABLE TO GET HELP. I'M VERY LUCKY. I'VE BEEN REALLY WORRIED.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=]

William Brown had been on OxyContin, but he said the drug wasn't strong enough. He's now on Methadone. Dr. Knox was arrested two weeks ago for prescribing OxyContin without a medical reason. Patients we found today all spoke highly of him... his professionalism, the level of care in his practice and a determination to use narcotics only as a last resort.
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[SOT 13:19:35]
[IN Q=I've had 5]

((I'VE HAD 5 BACK SURGERIES, AND CECIL WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT WAS WILLING TO TAKE ME ON AS A PATIENT AND HAS ACTUALLY HELPED ME. WITHOUT HIM TREATING ME, I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BLOWN MY HEAD OFF A LONG TIME AGO.)) [RUNS13]
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[SOT 13:13:20]
[IN Q=You're on some]

((YOU'RE ON SOME PAIN MEDICATION NOW? YES. MAY I ASK WHAT IT IS? MORPHINE. AND YOU DON'T BE ABLE TO CONTINUE WHEN IT RUNS OUT UNLESS I CAN FIND A DOCTOR THAT'S REALLY UNDERSTANDING.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=THAT'S REALLY UNDERSTANDING]

Melissa Smith predicts a lot of people won't be walking anymore, once their prescriptions run out. She says Dr. Knox fashioned braces for her and put her on supplements and vitamins before he finally prescribed methadone.
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[SOT 15:11:35]
[IN Q=I've suffered from]

((I'VE SUFFERED FROM RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, FIBRA MYALGA FOR 11 YEARS, AND THE LAST FOUR YEARS UNDER DR. KNOX'S CARE I'VE HAD THE BEST QUALITY OF LIFE THAT I'VE EVER HAD.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=I've ever had.]))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Cecil Knox]

One patient who did not want to appear on camera said Dr. Knox should not be persecuted because of those few people who abuse prescription drugs.

[Magnox]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[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 evening. 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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[Ntelos]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-01 TC50:39]
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Ntelos employees in Daleville today said no to a union.
They voted down the proposal by a vote of 25 to 11.
The voting may be over, [***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Jennifer/MB Set;]

but Business Reporter Jennifer Miele is here to tell us why the proposal isn't dead. Jen.
Shannon,
[LIVE=Jennifer /FULL MB Set]
[SUPER=@jennifer1]

the Union says it may challenge the vote's outcome because of several alleged violations of labor laws by the company.


But for today, Ntelos management is happy.
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[IN Q=Ntelos President Allen]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;:05]
[SUPER=01-Allen Layman/Ntelos President;:19]
[SUPER=01-Larry McClamary/Int. Brotherhood of Electrical Workers;:50]
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[OUT Q=situation soon.]

(( Ntelos President Allen Layman and his family spent nearly a century building what used to be R&B Communications.
The company merged with CFW Communications last year to form Ntelos.
When CFW employees continued to be paid more than R&B employees, Union talk began.
[SOT]

((ALLEN LAYMAN/NTELOS PRESIDENT: IT WAS A LITTLE BIT OF A DISAPPOINTMENT TO US AND WE WERE HURT DURING THE PROCESS. BUT WE ARE PLEASED TODAY.)) [RUNS07]
Today, more than two thirds of Ntelos electrical workers in Daleville voted no to unionizing.
But that vote may not be final.
Union reps say Ntelos violated at least five federal labor laws before the unionization process began, and have made other infractions since.
If the National Labor Relations board finds the company was in violation, it could overturn the vote.
[SOT]

((LARRY MCGLAMARY: THEY JUST WEREN'T HAPPY. THEY WEREN'T GETTING RAISES, THEY WERE MADE PROMISES THAT WEREN'T KEPT SO THEY THOUGHT IT WAS TIME TO DO SOMETHING.)) [RUNS10]
The company says the charges are meritless, and blames the lack of wage hikes on the recent economic downturn.


Ntelos hopes to remedy the money situation soon.))
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[***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
[LIVE=Jennifer /FULL MB Set]


Ntelos says it wants to put the vote behind it.
Meanwhile employees now have to consider casting ballots again if today's vote is overturned.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Jennifer /MB SEt;]

Shannon.


[Campbell-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssm]
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They're still tracking down leads but there's been no arrest in the murder of a Campbell County man Wednesday morning.
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[VO-NAT]


43- year- old Frank Farinacci (fair-uh-NAH-chee) was shot to death near his home on Candler's Mountain Road.
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Wednesday]


The regional homicide squad has been activated and investigators spent today interviewing people who may have information about the crime.
Sheriff Robert Maxey says it's likely Farinacci knew his killer.
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[SOT 1:15:31]
[IN Q=I think that]

((ROBERT MAXEY/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF: I THINK THAT SOMEHOW OR THE OTHER, AS IN 95 PERCENT OF THE REST OF THE HOMICIDES THAT ARE COMMITTED, THE VICTIM AND THE PERPETRATOR ARE MORE THAN LIKELY ACQUAINTED WITH EACH OTHER.))
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[OUT Q=with each other.]
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[VO-NAT]


Maxey says he's aware of a possible connection between Farinacci and a Nelson County man who's been missing for three years, but that it's "not" the primary focus of their investigation.
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[Henry-Fatal]


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A Martinsville man died in an accident near the North Carolina border this morning.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
State Police say 29 year old Marlon J. Scales was headed north on Route 87 in Henry County when he crossed the center line and hit a tractor trailer head-on.
Scales' Ford Bronco ran off the road and overturned.
He was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead, it's supposed to put convicts back on the right track.
But Virginia's budget crunch may mean Virginia Cares gets cut.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus looking for a place to eat, or maybe a hotel along the Interstate?
Now it's as easy as 5-1-1.
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[VA-Cares]
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Supporters of programs that assist former prisoners are hoping their budget won't get the axe.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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As part of its budget reduction plan, the State Department of Criminal Justice Services has recommended eliminating funding for Virginia Cares.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The program helps prisoners find and keep jobs, then make the transition to life on the outside. Total Action Against Poverty, which is a member of Virginia Cares, says eliminating the program will mean more repeat offenders.
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[IN Q=Most people get out...]

((TED EDLICH/TAP PRESIDENT; MOST PEOPLE GET OUT OF PRISON. YOU KNOW, THEY'VE BEEN IN PRISON 5 OR 6 YEARS, THEY GET OUT, THEY COME BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. UNLESS THERE'S SOMEBODY WHO BELIEVES THAT THEY CAN RECLAIM THEIR LIVES AND THEY CAN CHANGE, AND REACH OUT AND EXTEND HELP AND HOPE, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO DO THAT.))
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[OUT Q=are not going to do that.]
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[VO-NAT - :06+]

The program has been receiving more than 1-point-2 million dollars a year in state funding.
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[Transportation]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jda]
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The Senate of Virginia has approved a statewide sales tax referendum that would benefit schools... and regional votes to raise money for transportation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The statewide vote would provide for a half-cent increase in the sales tax to help localities with school construction.
The bill calls for regional referenda on another one half-cent increase for highway construction in northern Virginia and Tidewater.
Martinsville Senator Roscoe Reynolds argued that: like education, transportation needs are statewide.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Super 58]

((SEN. ROSCOE REYNOLDS: SUPER 58. THE NEED FOR COMPLETION OF SUPER 58 THE 25 MILES BETWEEN HILLSVILLE AND STUART IN ORDER TO ABLE TO LET THOSE OF US ALONG THE SOUTHERN BORDER TO HAVE ACCESS TO I-77, THE COMPLETION AND CONSTRUCTION OF I-73. MR. PRESIDENT THE NEEDS ARE ALL ACROSS VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=the needs are all across Virginia.]
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The House of Delegates has already rejected a statewide sales tax referendum, but this afternoon Governor Mark Warner praised the Senate vote.
He said he looks forward to working with the House to forge a similar consensus.

[Highway-Travel]


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Travellers on Interstate 81 now have road conditions, weather information and travel services at their fingertips.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

VDOT, Virginia State Police and Virginia Tech today unveiled the first signs advertising 5-1-1 Virginia. The travel information service offers news about everything from accidents on the Interstate, to accomodations and attractions along the 81-corridor. The only numbers you need to dial are 5-1-1... the rest of the service operates on voice recognition. Virginia's Secretary of Transportation says the program, which uses private funding as well as tax dollars, will benefit everyone.
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[IN Q=To me, it just makes sense...]

((WHITT CLEMENT/VA SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION: TO ME, IT JUST MAKES SENSE. THE PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IS GONNA B
E GOOD FOR BUSINESS AND TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AND IT HELPS MOTORISTS, HELPS THOSE THAT'RE IN NEED, LSOT, CONFUSED, NEED H

OTEL ARRANGEMENTS. SO, IT'S A REALLY A WIN-WIN.))
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[OUT Q=so it's really a win-win.]
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Virginia is one of seven states designated as a 511 test area but is the second to implement the voice recogition feature.
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[TAKE WDBJ7 WEBPAGE FS] The same travel information is also available by main-line phone and computer. You can access the website by clicking on the webwatch section of our hompage at wdbj-7 dot com.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
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The subject of our next story won't improve interstate travel, but it may revolutionize the way people get around town.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The stand-up scooter known as the Segway made a stop in Richmond this morning.
The General Assembly is considering legislation that would treat the Segway more like a bicycle than a motor vehicle.
So lawmakers, state officials and interested onlookers were invited to take a test drive.
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[SOT 10:44:21]
[IN Q=I'd seen it on the web and stuff]

((MATT DAVIS: I'D SEEN IT ON THE WEB AND STUFF WHEN IT WAS FIRST ANNOUNCED AND IT WAS REALLY INTERESTING. IT WAS NEAT TO GET A CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Matt Davis/Segway Fan;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=get a chance to experience it.]
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[VO-NAT]


An industrial version is already on the market. The U-S Postal Service is testing it in Tampa. The consumer model could be available by the end of the year. It travels 14 to 20 miles on a charge, and should carry a pricetag of around three thousand dollars.
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[Stocks]


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Stocks ended the week on a down note. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 99 points.
NASDAQ fell 38.
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[SYMPHONY]
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[WRITER=pev]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC42:18]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The Roanoke Symphony is giving you not one, but TWO chances to catch it's big concert this weekend, but tickets are growing scarce.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Patrick Evans caught up with Maestro David Wiley earlier this afternoon for more on the "Valentines in Vienna" concert.
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[Sports Tease]


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And coming up in sports, Robert Pressley wins the first truck race of the season NASCAR makes a rule change two days before the Daytona 500.
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[VO-NAT]


And the state of Texas denies Mike Tyson a license to box further delaying his fight with heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.
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[S-Gordon]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=COUNTDOWN TO DAYTONA]


The Countdown to Daytona is almost over with the 44th annual Daytona 500 set for this coming Sunday afternoon. So far, defending Winston Cup champion Jeff Gordon has had plenty of celebrate. In fact, Mike Stevens says Gordon has been able to "have his cake and eat it too."
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[SUPER=@mike2; :35]
[SUPER=01-Drena DeNiro/Actress, Model & Designer; :46]
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[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.))

[S-Trucks]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-113 (50:58)]
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The spot light at Daytona today was on the Craftsman Trucks series. And Robert Pressley was the big winner taking 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; :]
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[OUT Q=.....anybody's race."]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Ted Musgrave was second and Jon Wood of Stuart, Virginia finished 21-st.

[S-Rules]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR Logo]


Ford and Dodge are getting a boost from NASCAR Just 2 days 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 yesterday in a Chevrolet.

No ford or dodge led during any lap.

[S-Tyson]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-106 (1:26:39)]
[GRAPHIC=Mike Tyson]


Mike Tyson has run into another obstacle 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. (------------)