[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up on News 7-
The I-O-C may ICE the old judging- and bring in a new system.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


More than 200 jobs could go at Virginia Tech-
Plus the van is sinking with two dogs inside- we'll show you the work to save these pooches.
And Hampden Sydney wins the ODAC basketball championship.
(---------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


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



(------------)
[VO-NAT 09 plus pad]


Big changes may slide into the figure skating world-
Tonight a new judging system is put on the table.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:06:33]
[IN Q=]

((THE SIX POINT ZERO SYSTEM WILL DISAPPEAR.))
[RUNS=03]
[OUT Q=WILL DISAPPEAR.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR =Jean]
[SS=News 7 at Eleven]



[Olympics]


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


The International Figure Skating Union announced the proposal tonight- the new judging system it says.. . would make it more difficult for judges to vote in blocs-
Jennifer miller reports- the announcement comes one day befor the ladies take the ice in Salt Lake City.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ottavio Cinquanta/Intl. Skating Union; :11]
[SUPER=04-NBC Olympics; :18]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/Reporting; :54]
[RUNS=1:04]
[OUT Q=Salt Lake City.]

((WHEN U.S. FIGURE SKATER, SASHA COHEN, TAKES THE ICE TUESDAY NIGHT FOR THE LADIES SHORT PROGRAM, SHE WILL PROBABLY BE AMONG THE LAST IN HER SPORT COMPETING FOR THAT COVETED 6-POINT-0. OTTAVIO CINQUANTA/PRES., INTERNATIONAL SKATING UNION: The 6.0 system will disappear. THE PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL SKATING UNION ANNOUNCED PLANS TO END
THE PRESENT JUDGING SYSTEM --- ONE THAT DEDUCTS MARKS FOR MISTAKES -- AND REPLACE IT WITH ONE THAT ADDS UP POINTS ... B

ASED ON THE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY OF A SKATER'S PERFORMANCE. "For example, " ALSO BEING PROPOSED, 14 JUDGES WILL BE ON A PANEL ... INSTEAD OF THE TRADITIONAL NINE. ALL 14 OF THEM WILL RATE THE SKATERS, BUT ONLY SEVEN OF THE RATINGS WILL ACTUALLY COUNT. THE JUDGES, HOWEVER, WON'T KNOW WHICH OF THE SCORES ARE PICKED. OFFICIALS HOPE THE REFORMS WILL CLEAN UP THE SCANDAL-PLAGUED WORLD OF FIGURE SKATING. "This system will reduce the chances of block voting. THE PLAN IS STILL IN ITS EARLY STAGES, AND IT MUST STILL BE APPROVED BY THE ENTIRE INTERNATIONAL SKATING UNION ... WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO MEET IN JUNE. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, SALT LAKE CITY.))

[Bills]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=State Captiol]


"In God We Trust" may soon be on display in Virginia's courtrooms, but only if the state has enough money to make it happen.
While the State Senate approved legislation that would require posting of the national motto, lawmakers added a provision requiring the state to pay for the plaques. A related bill placing the motto in public schools comes up again tomorrow.
Meanwhile a House committee will carry over legislation that would prohibit the execution of the mentally retarded. The U-S Supreme Court is now considering the issue in a Virginia death row case, and lawmakers say they want to wait for a ruling before deciding on Senator John Edwards' bill.

[XGR-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC1:34:33]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


Will there be a budget impasse like there was last year-
Lawmakers say they don't plan on it- but after house and senate committees offered their own spending plans this week, the governor and legislators are staking out their positions.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


House Speaker Vance Wilkins believes he has a good budget in bad times... a spending plan that preserves core services and spreads the pain fairly.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Like I said]

((DEL. VANCE WILKINS; LIKE I SAID THIS IS THE BEST JOB I'VE EVER SEEN DONE ON THE BUDGET OF CUTTING OUT THE PORK IN THERE IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT THAT. AND NOT ALL THOSE THINGS WERE BAD THINGS, I DON'T MEAN TO SAY THAT BUT THEY WERE THINGS THAT WERE NOT OF A STATEWIDE APPLICATION, THEY WERE LOCAL THINGS HERE AND YONDER AND THEY HAD THE COURAGE TO ADDRESS THOSE THINGS HEAD ON.))
[SUPER=@wilkins]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=courage to address those things head on.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


But Governor Warner questions whether lawmakers trimmed only pork from the budget proposal.
He criticizes cuts in terrorism preparedness, and economic develoment among others.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We've been able]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO BRING HUNDREDS OF JOBS TO SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA MUCH NEEDED JOBS IN LAST 35 DAYS. FOR THEM TO CUT BACK ON THOSE FUNDS, WHEN SO MANY PARTS OF VIRGINIA ARE STRUGGLING AND NEED THAT JOB CREATION TOOL IS VERY SHORTSIGHTED.))
[SUPER=@markwarner;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=is very shortsighted.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Each house has until Thursday to complete work on its own budget bill.
There will be more give and take after that, and hopefully a budget compromise within the next three weeks.

[Tech-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-01 TC54:32]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


Virginia Tech says hundreds of positions at the university must be eliminated to meet budget reductions.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Spokesman Larry Hincker estimates a loss of 250-positions at Tech. He says personnel costs are 80-percent of the school's budget. According to Hincker all positions will be affected including outreach, instructional, and other staff.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:51:09]
[IN Q=however]

((LARRY HINCKER/TECH SPOKESMAN; HOWEVER IT IS IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT THAT PROVOST MACNAMEE HAS SAID TO THE DEGREE POSSIBLE WE ARE GOING TO PROTECT THOSE POSITIONS IN THE ACADEMIC DIVISION THE TENURE TRACK POSITIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=TRACK POSITIONS.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The exact cuts won't be known until late April or May. Hincker says at this point department deans are submitting reduction plans to top administrators.
(------------)



[United-MEchanics]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=United Airlines]


United Airlines appears to have averted a strike by its mechanics.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Today the airline and the union representing nearly 13-thousand employees announced a tentative agreement.
Neither side offered details on the deal which union members will vote on in two weeks.
Workers were set to go on strike at Midnight Tuesday.
(------------)



[GA-Remains]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The body count has risen to 139 at a crematorium in Georgia-
(------------)
[VO-NAT12.5]
[SUPER=03-Noble, GA]


Investigators are finding skeletons sealed in vaults and corpses that had been dragged into sheds.
The state's chief medical examiner says he can't even begin to guess what the final total will be.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:17:19]
[IN Q=]

((DR. KRIS SPERRY/CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER; BECAUSE MANY OF THE REMAINS ARE IN THE WOODS AREA ARE UNDER BRUSH, DECAYING COFFINS THE RECOVERY RATE IS SLOW... AND THE TECHNICAL NATURE OF REMOVING THINGS FULLY AND INTACT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Kris Sperry/Chief Medical Examiner;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=FULLY AND INTACT.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT 05]


Meanwhile families of the deceased want some answers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:32:32]
[IN Q=]

((HERE ARE MY SON'S ... PROBABLY A PIECE OF WOOD.. BODY STILL HERE.)) [***NO SUPER]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=body still here.]
(------------)

[vo-nat 05 plus pad]
The Crematorium's owner Ray Marsh has been arrested-
(-----------)



[Yates]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


She is accused of killing all five of her children- but today Andrea Yates sat emotionless in court- as prosecutors described how she drowned her kids.
Maureen Maher has the story from Houston.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joe Ownby/Prosecutor; :23]
[SUPER=01-George Parnham/Defense Attorney; :38]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting; 1:35]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=standard]

((THE PROSECUTOR, PAINTED A HORRIFYING PICTURE OF A DAY THAT STARTED OUT MUCH LIKE THIS ONE THE 5 YATES CHILDREN IN THEIR PAJAMAS, COLD CEREAL STILL ON THE KITCHEN TABLE. BUT ENDED WITH 4 LITTLE BODIES LAID OUT ON A BED - AND NOAH, THE OLDEST, STILL (floating) IN THE BATHTUB WHEN POLICE ARRIVED. JOE OWNMBY/PROSECUTOR: THE MEDICAL EXAMINERS WILL TESTIFY TO THE BRUISES THAT WERE ON THESE CHILDREN FROM HOLDING THEIR HEADS UNDER WATER. IN A MURDER CASE THAT'S MORE ABOUT WHY THAN WHO - THE DEFENSE HAS LINED UP PSYCHIATRISTS WHO WILL TESTIFY THAT ANDREA YATES WAS A WOMAN OVER THE EDGE, SUFFERING FROM SEVERE POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION. GEORGE PARNHAM/YATES DEFENSE ATTORNEY: "THAT THIS WOMAN ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 10, 10 BEING THE WORST - WAS OFF THE CHART."
YATES - WHO TWICE HAS TRIED TO COMMIT SUICIDE - TOLD POLICE VOICES IN HER HEAD URGED HER TO KILL THE KIDS. AS TESTIMONY GOT UNDERWAY - YATES' DISTURBING 911 CALL FOR HELP WAS RELEASED -
(911 OPERATOR) WHAT'S YOUR NAME
(ANDREA YATES) "ANDREA YATES" (HEAVY BREATHING)
(911 OPERATOR) "WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?"
(911 OPERATOR) HELLO?
(HVY BREATHING, PAUSE)
(ANDREA YATES) I JUST NEED A POLICE OFFICER POLICE OFFICER DAVID KNAPP TOLD JURORS WHEN HE ARRIVED - HE NOTICED A TINY

ARM HANGING OUT FROM UNDER A SHEET - AND A SERIES OF WET FOOTPRINTS LEADING TO AND FROM THE BATHROOM. THE DEFENSE PLANS TO CALL ANDREA YATES HUSBAND, RUSTY TO THE STAND - WHICH MEANS HE'S NOT ALLOWED IN THE COURTROOM UNTIL THEN BUT TODAY, MR. YATES TOLD ME/CBS NEWS HE INTENDS TO PETITION THE JUDGE TO ALLOW HIM IN, CITING VICTIMS RIGHTS... HE SAYS HE STILL SUPPORTS HIS WIFE WHO COULD FACE THE DEATH PENALTY IF SHE IS CONVICTED.))
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, hundreds remember the man killed last week in a restaurant parking lot... and call for justice.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


And a water main break turns wild for a man and his four-legged companions.
(-------------)



[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=Sports Preview]
[GRAPHIC=None]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="Hey sports...]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=....BIG 7.]

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Hampden-Sydney Tigers deliver the payback Punch and claim the ODAC championship. The Express comes up short this afternoon against the Northeast division leading Titans. Jamie Sharper gets gobbled up in the expansion draft by the Texans. And we'll pay tribute to Dale Earnhardt on the one year anniversary of his passing.

Tonight on the Big 7.))[Bailey]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC23:28]
[GRAPHIC=]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Hundreds showed up to remember a man who was shot to death outside a Roanoke restaurant last week.
But even as they celebrated Keith Bailey's life, friends and family members called for justice for his alleged killer.
Marya Jones has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS singing]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Joseph Mayo/Friend; :33]
[SUPER=01-Mike Washington/Friend; :59]
[SUPER=@Marya2; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Roanoke.]
(((///// SOT /////)
[NATSOT 13:19:17 - :20]

((SINGING: VICTORY TODAY IS MINE.)) [RUNS:03]
More than 300 friends and family members packed a Northwest church to give Keith Bailey a rousing farewell.
(///// SOT /////)
[NATSOT 13:29:35 - :39]

((SINGING: OH HAPPY DAY.)) [RUNS:04]
Last Tuesday, he was shot three times during a scuffle in the parking lot at O'Charley's Restaurant.
A federal drug enforcement agent from Texas has been charged with murder.
(///// SOT /////)
[NATSOT 13:21:00]

((NATS: MUSIC WITH LADY CLAPPING AND SMILING.)) [RUNS:02]
As friends and family members celebrated Bailey's life, they also called for justice.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:17:00 - :11]

((REV. JOSEPH MAYO/FRIEND: WE ARE LOOKING AT OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM... HOPEFULLY JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED, RIGHT WILL BE DONE.)) [RUNS:11]
James Bumbry was with Bailey when he was shot.
He spoke of his friend ... but said nothing of what led to the shooting.
Other friends and relatives described Bailey as a high-spirited family man who moved furniture and coached a youth basketball team.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:18:36 - :40]

((MIKE WASHINGTON/FRIEND: I FELT LIKE MY FRIEND, MY BROTHER, MY PAL... HE WENT OUT LIKE A HERO.)) [RUNS:04]
Bailey leaves behind a wife, a daughter and four stepchildren.
His death leaves many who knew him with questions not yet answered.
Marya Jones, News 7, Roanoke.))
(---------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=Tim Workman]


Timothy Workman is back home in Texas, free on bond. So far, he and his attorney have declined to tell us their side of the story.

[Falwell-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC30:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Attorneys for the Reverend Jerry Falwell call it "a big step in the right direction".. the state Senate today passed a bill that would get rid of the limit on how much land a church can own.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape]


Falwell is suing the state over the land restrictions AND the law that forbids churches from incorporating.
He's building a new sanctuary for Thomas Road Baptist Church on 60 acres of land in Lynchburg.. but state law limits churches to just 15 acres.
Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says the law is probably unconstitutional.. the repeal must now clear the House of Delegates.
Falwell's suit challenging the corporation rules is still moving forward in federal court.
(------------)



[Zinni]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC1:19:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A retired Marine Corps general who's been pressed back into service as a peace envoy is also a professor these days at Virginia Military Institute.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

General Anthony Zinni teaches "Ethics and National Security." He's just back from Geneva where he helped negotiate a settlement between Indonesia and one of its break- away states.

[SUPER=03-Lexington]

When he's on post at V-M-I, he says he often takes away as much as he brings with him.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:33:40]
[IN Q=If you return]

((GEN. ANTHONY ZINNI/U. S. MARINE CORPS (RET.); IF YOU RETURN FROM JERUSALEM OR GENEVA, IT CAN BRING TO THE CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE, QUESTIONS, ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION, FOR DEBATE FOR WHICH THERE HASN'T BEEN ANY RESOLUTION, OR YOU'RE STILL TRYING TO FORM IN YOUR OWN MIND A VIEW OR OPINION AND YOU HAVE THE HELP OF THE GREAT CADETS HERE AND OF THEIR THINKING.))

[SUPER=01-Gen. Anthony Zinni/U. S. Marine Corps (Ret.)]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=cadets here and of their thinking.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

He advises the cadets to try to make personal connections between combatants in "mediating" a settlement.
(------------)


[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Southside celebrates Ward Burton's Daytona victory... and folks in Stuart think Sadler's second is super too.
Those stories when News 7 returns.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


And later, see how some steeds are now catching speeders.
(----------------)


[WEB-ADDRESS]
(///// SOT /////)

[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Burton]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC1:29:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In South Boston today, they were floating on Cloud Nine.. or maybe make that Cloud 22.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Boston]


Hours after Ward Burton won the Daytona 500, congratulation messages began springing up all around his hometown.


Friends and family say they're thrilled that a local boy won NASCAR's most prestigious race.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:33:50]
[IN Q=In this community]

((LARRY ROLLER/BURTON FRIEND: IN THIS COMMUNITY WHEN IT COMES TO RACING, PEOPLE GOT THEIR RACERS, THEY GOT THEIR DRIVERS AND THE CARS THEY'RE GOING TO PULL FOR, BUT EVERYBODY'S A WARD BURTON FAN. AND WHEN THAT RACE WAS OVER, I CAN'T EVER REMEMBER A BUNCH OF GROWN PEOPLE JUMPING UP AND DOWN AND ACTING LIKE WE DID, BUT THAT WAS QUITE A THRILL.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Roller/Burton Friend]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=quite a thrill.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Both Burton and Elliot Sadler.. who finished second yesterday.. got their start at the South Boston Speedway.
Track officials say their phone has been ringing all day with calls from excited fans.
(------------)



[Wood-Brothers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC1:53:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Number 21 finished number two yesterday.... thanks to a Southwest Virginia racing team.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/NASCAR - NBC]


The Wood Brothers Racing in Patrick County says everything just fell into place with their car.
That after a number of bad practice runs, a poor qualifier, and having to take a provisional.
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.]


They are hopeful the momentum will carry over this weekend at Rockingham.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=People don't understand]

((LEN WOOD/WOOD BROTHERS RACING: PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW HARD WE WORK.... SO THERE IS ONLY ONE WINNER, 42 LOSERS OR MORE.))
[SUPER=01-Len Wood/Wood Brothers Racing]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=42 losers or more.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Wood's say their single car status is not a hindrance.
In fact they say nobody has teammates once the green flag comes down.
(------------)



[Dog-Rescue]


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


It looks like an episode off of Animal Rescue--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boca Raton, FL]


-- as a man in Florida rescues his two dogs from his van that went underwater. The van ended up in water- when the driver was trying to drive around crews working on a water main break. What appeared to be just a puddle quickly turned out to be a huge hole. The water main break collapsed part of the road-- making a large water- filled crater. Luckily the man and his dogs were uninjured and able to swim to safety.
(------------)



[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=Extra & SP-113 5228TC]
[GRAPHIC=BUCS]

Hampden-Sydney takes the ODAC title from the Jackets tonight, while the Express stumbles in an afternoon matinee. Dale Junior talks about life without his dad on the one year anniversary of Dale Senior's death. Plus, the expansion draft gets Sharper.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - Jon Gruden is leaving the Raiders to coach the Bucs. This afternoon the two sides agreed to a five year contract. Gruden is the NFL's youngest head coach at 38 years old. It is expected the Bucs will have to give up at least one of their top players and maybe as many as three high draft picks for Gruden, who still had a year left on his contract with the Raiders.
(------------)

[go to scores] [WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5027;]
[SUPER=0097-j/Martinsville/87//Patrick Co./48//Piedmont First Round/j/Laurel Park/81//Fieldale-Collinsville/55//Frankie

Harris Tops 1000 Points/;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0097-j/Liberty/65//Staunton River/38//Seminole First Round/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/The Citadel/75//VMI/55//Jason Conley - 26 Points/j/Hampden-Sydney/55//Randolph Macon/48//ODAC Title Game/

;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0098-/George Mason/51/j/William & Mary/54////N.C. A&T/61/j/Hampton/72///;]
[SUPER=X5028;]
[SUPER=0096-j/Houston/102//Washington/89///j/Charlotte/101//Milwaukee/92///;]
[SUPER=x5029;]
[SUPER=0104-j/Trenton/4//Roanoke/1////Richmond/3/j/Atlantic City/4///;]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=...last score."]
(--------------)



[S-ODAC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-120 2002TC]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]

March Madness began just a little early last night as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference crowned its 2002 tournament champ tonight as Hampden-Sydney hooked up with regular season champ Randolph Macon.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Jackets vs. Tigers; :00]

After having lost to Randolph-Mason twice in the regular season, Hampden-Sydney was hoping to have the eye of the tiger last night. Randolph-Macon goes inside for the hoop by Kurt Bergmann. The Yellow Jackets star led his team tonight with 18 points.
But Tony Shaver's bunch had an answer as Marcus Gregory just plain eats up the Jackets with the dribble drive and takes it all the way to the hole. Macon had to go back inside and Marshall Rumney converts on the reverse. But Macon was a woeful 0-for-12 from three point range in the first half. Sydney will deal inside with some fancy passing as Layne Brooks is the benefactor of Jeff Monroe's assist. Hampden Sydney led 24-to-14 at the halftime break. The Tigers would keep a comfortable margin until late in the game when Bergmann hit three straight three pointers to cut the lead to four points. But that was it as Brooks seals the deal with the one handed jam off the baseline.
[super=33-Hampden-Sydney/55/Randolph Macon/48;]

Hampden-Sydney gets the ODAC title and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament with the 55-to-48 win.
(------------)



[S-Rankings]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=UVA]


The UVa men suffered the biggest drop on anyone in the new Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Cavs, who have lost five of their last seven games, fell from 15th to 22nd.
[GRAPHIC=TECH]

The Tech women also dropped a bit this week. The Hokies are now 24th in both the Associated Press and coaches polls.

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-111 5514TC]
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS]

The Roanoke Express played a rare afternoon game on a weekday yesterday. It may be the last time they do such as thing as division leading Trenton rolled into town and skated away with a 4-to-1 win.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Trenton vs. Express; :00]

The Express-Titans contest was one of three matinees in the East Coast Hockey League. The Northeast Division leaders would strike first. The precision passing pays off as Chris Zultek fires it in from straight on for the one to nothing lead in the first period. Roanoke, which came in tied for second place behind the Titans in the division would tie the game in the second as Pete Gardiner drills in the shot. It's 1-all. But that was it as Trenton scores three unanswered goals including two in the third.
[SUPER=38-Trenton/4/Roanoke/1;]

The Express loses 4-to-1. The next home game is not until March 15th.
(------------)



[S-USA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=OLYMPICS]

In one other hockey note, Andre Mezza, who played in goal for the Express one game during the 1993-94 season, got pelted yesterday as the USA Olympic hockey team beat Belarus 8-to-1. The USA outshot Belarus 48-to-13 to advance to the quarterfinals.

[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-106 12754tc]
[GRAPHIC=nfl]


The NFL's new member, the Houston Texans began stocking their roster in yesterday's expansion draft. The Texans first pick for Jaguar lineman Tony Boselli.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Owings Mills, MD/January 2001;:00]

The Texans used their fifth pick in the expansion draft to select former UVa great Jamie Sharper. The Ravens' linebacker had been making close to $3 million a season and Baltimore thought they could afford to lose him. Houston is thrilled to get him. The Texans also got his teammate Jermaine Lewis, the Jets Aaron Glenn and Redskin Matt Campbell.
(------------)



[S-Dale]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-108 12423TC]
[GRAPHIC=DALE OBIT]


A five-hour candlelight vigil continues tonight in Mooresville, North Carolina at the headquarters of Dale Earnhardt Incorporated. Today, marks the one year anniversary of Dale's death. Dale Junior had this to say about the difficulty he faced in dealing with the loss over the past 12 months.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=THERE ARE DAYS...]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt, Jr./Budweiser Chevy Driver; :00]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=...AT ALL."]
(------------)
[VO-NAT con't]
[SUPER=03-Pineville, NC/February 22, 2001;]

Junior says the biggest surprise during this entire year, that has now passed, has been the friendship, sympathy and support his fellow drivers and their families have shown him.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="AS COMPETITORS...]
[RUNS=:35]
[OUT Q=...my life."]
(---------------)


[S-Sadler]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-118 ]
[GRAPHIC=WOOD BROTHERS]


Had Elliott Sadler been able to get around Ward Burton and win, the Wood Brothers would have picked up their fifth Daytona 500 victory. As it is, the Woods came home second.
(----------------)

[VO NAT CON'T]
[SUPER=03-Emporia;:00]

Yesterday their driver also returned home to Emporia. Elliott says he's has no regrets about working with Ward and finishing second Sunday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Elliott Sadler/Finished 2nd in Daytona 500; 00]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=...both of us."]
(-------------)



[Mounted-Patrol]


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


Cops writing speeding tickets is no surprise-- but how about on horseback?
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fayetteville, NC]

Police officers in Fayetteville- North Carolina are mounting up to catch speeders in the downtown area. The cops and their mounts have caught residents off guard.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=no they don't know]

((ALLEN BLACK/ FAYETTEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT; NO, THEY DON'T KNOW WE ARE RUNNING RADAR. A LOT OF EM DO NOT KNOW, YEA THEY LOOK AT THE HORSE AND WHEN WE POINT AT EM AND TELL EM TO PULL OVER. THEY JUST KINDA LOOK UP AT US AND THEN WE SHOW THEM THE RADAR GUN AND SAY WE STOPPED YOU FOR SPEEDING.))
[SUPER=01-Allen Black/Fayetteville Police Department]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=say we stopped you for speeding]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Officers are saddled up with battery- operated radar guns. (------------)