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Coming up on News 7-
In Danville will a road now be named after Martin Luther King Junior?
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Democrats pick their candidates for Roanoke City Council and Actor Christopher Reeve speaks out in favor of cloning.
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Plus why a new tax is good news for one industry.
News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]

The ballot for Roanoke city council is set for the two major parties.
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[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2002]

Today voters went to the polls to choose three Democrats to run in the upcoming election. This is how the numbers panned out...
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[TAKE GRAPHIC PAGE 1] Newcomer Alfred Dowe took the most votes, followed by incumbent Nelson Harris and newcomer Rupert Cutler. [TAKE PAGE 2]
Angela Norman was fourth, followed by James Beatty and Zavier Fox. Now-- the candidates begin a whole new chapter of campaigning.
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa/MB SET]

Teresa Hamilton is here now with more on the results.
[LIVE=Teresa Full/MB SET]
[SUPER=@Jean1;]

Jean, only seven and a half percent of Roanoke's registered voters turned out for today's primary.
That's fewer voters than in 1994--- when turnout for the Democratic primary for city council was ten percent.
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[IN Q=This year's ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alfred Dowe/(D) City Council Candidate; :30]
[SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/(D) City Council Candidate; :54]
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[OUT Q=IN THE GENERAL ELECTION. ]

((This year's Democratic primary was challenging-- with five candidates and incumbent Nelson Harris vying for three spots. This particular primary also stood out for another reason. For the first time in a municipal election, four of the FIVE new candidates vying for a spot on the ballot were Africa
n American--- including Planning Commission member Alfred Dowe-- who would end up snagging the most votes.
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[SOT 7:09]
[IN Q= IT'S A WIDE]

((ALFRED DOWE: IT'S A WIDE OPEN RACE. WE THINK THERE ARE STRENGTHS THAT COME WITH PARTICULAR MEMBERS OF THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET, NAMELY NELSON HARRIS, RUPERT CUTLER AND MYSELF.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q= AND MYSELF.]

Which is exactly how the votes panned out. Incumbent Nelson Harris will be on the ballot once again... along with preservationist and Kiwanis Club president Rupert Cutler.
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[sot 02:08:47]
[in q= I want to thank]

((RUPERT CUTLER: I WANT TO THANK ALL THE PEOPLE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO MY PRIMARY CAMPAIGN, I'M PLEASED TO BE ABLE TO COME THROUGH FOR THEM AND WORKING WITH NELSON HARRIS AND ALFRED DOWE WHO WON. THE THREE OF US HAVE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER IN T HE PRIMARY AND NOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER IN THE GENERAL ELECTION. )) [runs18]
[out q=general election.] ))
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The three democrats chosen today will face Republicans Jack Parrot, Mark Hurley and Steve Mabrey as well as Independent Jeff Artis. The candidates don't have long to campaign.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Teresa & Jean/MB SET]

The election for Roanoke City Council is in May.

[Ca-Primary]


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Californians also made it to the polls today- It is primary day there.
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[SUPER=03-Modesto, CA]


Congressman Gary Condit is facing a challenge for the Democratic nomination- he's up against Dennis Cardoza- a man who used to work for Condit
Will this part of California remain Condit Country?
The polls closed at eight pacific time.. which was just a few minutes ago. We will pass along results of that race if they come in.
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[MLK-Road]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It's back to square one for a group of Danville residents who want to honor Dr. Martin Luther King by naming a road after him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


The group had proposed re-naming portions of Piney Forest Road, Central Boulevard and South Main Street after the slain civil rights leader.
But a committee decided changing the name would negatively impact businesses along the roadway.
No one spoke at a public hearing tonight, and Danville City Council voted to keep the road just as it is.
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[SOT 9:12:42]
[IN Q=What we have]

((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE MAYOR: WHAT WE HAVE DONE THROUGH THE MEMORIAL COMMISSION IS TO OPEN IT UP TO THE PUBLIC PROCESS. AND IT NOW REQUIRES THE PUBLIC TO STEP UP AND NOT COUNCIL TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT, I THINK WHAT WE'VE DONE IS PUT IT MORE OR LESS IN THE PUBLIC HANDS WHICH COUNCIL FELT LIKE THAT WAS THE PLACE IT SHOULD BE.))
[SUPER=01-John Hamlin/Danville Mayor]
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[OUT Q=it should be.]
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[VO-NAT]


Mayor Hamlin says the group is welcome to come back with suggestions for renaming a different road after Doctor King.
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[XGR-Tolls]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A midnight deadline looms, but state lawmakers have still not reached a compromise on the state budget.
House and Senate negotiators have been working to iron out differences between the two bills, but right now, they're still meeting behind closed doors in Richmond.
Among the other items on the agenda earlier today was legislation allowing tolls on Interstate 81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


The toll on trucks would pay for two new lanes in each direction... an expansion that lawmakers say is long overdue.
Today, the Senate approved the legislation and turned back an effort to collect a toll on cars as well.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If any project]

((SEN. WILIAM WAMPLER: IF ANY PROJECT WINS A PRIZE FOR BEING THE MOST INNOVATIVE, I WOULD SAY IT IS THIS PROJECT. THE CONGESTION ON INTERSTATE 81 IS UNBEARABLE. TEN YEARS AGO IT HAD MORE TRAFFIC ON IT THAN IT WAS EVER DESIGNED TO HOLD.))


[SUPER=01-Sen. William Wampler/(R) Bristol]
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[OUT Q=designed to hold.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The legislation is now headed back to the House, but supporters are optimistic the measure will win final approval.
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[School-Info]


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One school announcement to pass along tonight
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
James Monroe High School in Monroe County West Virginia will be closed tomorrow.
That's due to water problems at the school.
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[Afghanistan]


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New pictures of the battle in Afghanistan- A U-S commander says hundreds of Taliban and Al Qaida fighters have been killed in what is called fierce ground fighting.
Aleen Sirgany has the lastest in the war on terror.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THIS NEWLY-RELEASED]
[SUPER=04-Defense Dept. Video; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brig. Gen. John Rosa/Joint Chiefs of Staff; :26]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Crose/Father of Killed Soldier; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting; 1:22]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

((THIS NEWLY-RELEASED DEFENSE DEPARTMENT VIDEO SHOWS U.S.-LED FORCES EMBARKING ON THE RISKIEST MISSION OF THE WAR. MEMBERS OF THE 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION ... ARE SEEN SLOWLY CLIMBING THE COLD, RUGGED MOUNTAINS OF EASTERN AFGHANISTAN. THEIR GOAL: TO WIPE OUT ANY REMAINING AL-QAIDA AND TALIBAN FIGHTERS. THE PENTAGON SAYS SO FAR OPERATION ANACONDA HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE. BRIG. GENERAL JOHN ROSA/JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF "I think the biggest thing that has changed and not to be flippant is that we've killed alot of people. We've killed people, they're not roaming around freely like they were, they're dug in, they're hunkered in." MORE THAN 450 AIRSTRIKES HAVE TARGETED CAVES AND CANYONS ... WHERE AL-QAIDA MAY BE HIDING. U.S. OFFICIALS BELIEVE HUNDREDS OF ENEMY FIGHTERS HAVE BEEN KILLED. BUT ON A DAY WHEN MORE COMBAT TROOPS PREPARED FOR BATTLE ... THERE WAS A SOLEMN REMINDER OF THE HEIGHTENED DANGER THEY NOW FACE. CASKETS CARRYING THE BODIES OF SEVEN U.S. SERVICEMEN KILLED ON MONDAY WERE FLOWN TO GERMANY ... BEFORE MAKING THE FINAL TRIP HOME. FOUR ARMY RANGERS, TWO AIR FORCE TROOPS, AND A NAVY SEAL DIED AFTER THEIR HELICOPTERS CAME UNDER INTENSE ENEMY FIRE. THEY LEAVE BEHIND FAMILIES WHO ARE HEARTBROKEN, BUT PROUD. RICKY CROSE/FATHER OF KILLED SOLDIER, BRADLEY CROSE: "He was proud of his country and he was a warrior. He believed in what he was doing. He knew it was just." THE PENTAGON SAYS MARINE CORPS HELICOPTERS HAVE JOINED THE FIGHT IN AFGHANISTAN ... REPLACING THE CHOPPERS DAMAGED ON MONDAY. AND ALLIED JETS ARE DROPPING DECOY FLARES ... IN AN EFFORT TO FAKE OUT HEAT SEEKING MISSILES THAT CONTINUE TO POSE A THREAT TO AMERICAN SOLDIERS. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Jamison]


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The suspect in LAST Tuesday night's fatal shooting on Hanover Avenue was released from jail today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Eighty- two year old Hallis (JAY-mi-son) Jamison got out, after the prosecutor decided not to pursue malicious wounding and firearms charges against him... at least for now. The Commonwealth reserves the right to present an indictment for murder or manslaughter next month. However, Don Caldwell says he is NOT going to worry about a weapons charge stemming from Jamison's second- degree murder conviction in 1952.
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[SOT 14:12:30]
[IN Q=As far as]

((DONALD CALDWELL/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; AS FAR AS POSSESSION OF FIREARMS BY A CONVICTED FELON, WE'RE JUST NOT GOING TO GO THERE AT ALL. SO THAT'S SOMETHING WE'RE NOT GOING TO FACTOR INTO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Donald Caldwell/Commonwealth's Attorney]
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[OUT Q=not going to factor into it.]
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[VO-NAT]

This afternoon Charlotte Brown was laid to rest following services at Pilgrim Baptist church. The 15 year old was fatally shot as she stood on Jamison's front porch, after her cousins had been taunting the old man by banging on the doors and windows.
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Members of the Lexington Presbyterian Church are on top of the world.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington]

Workers used two cranes to lift a new steeple to the top of the church, more than a year and a half after a massive fire destroyed the roof, sanctuary, and steeple. Church leaders say the new spire fills a hole in the Lexington community.
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[SOT - 2:42:22]
[IN Q=You take a building...]

((FRANK PARSONS/CHURCH RECONSTRUCTION MANAGER; YOU TAKE A BUILDING LIKE THIS FOR GRANTED AND MANY PEOPLE IN LEXINGTON WHEN THEY COME DOWNTOWN THEY WOULDN'T LOOK AT THEIR WATCHES, THEY'D LOOK AT THAT CLOCK TO TELL WHAT TIME IT WAS. YOU GET USED TO A BUILDING, IT BECOMES PART OF YOUR LIFE AND WHEN IT GOES AWAY, THERE'S AN EMPTY SPOT. AND THIS HELPS RETURN THAT EMPTY SPOT TO A LOT OF PEOPLE'S HEARTS.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Parsons/Church Reconstruction Manager; ]
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[OUT Q=lot of peoples hearts.]
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Church leaders say there is a lot of interior work to be done, and the reconstruction should be completed by the end of November.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead-- why a U-S crackdown on foreign steel may mean you have to pay more for a new car.
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And why is Patrick Evans talking about shrunken heads?
Find out when News 7 continues.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[IN Q="Hey sports...]
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[OUT Q=....BIG 7.]

(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Dazzle drops its second straight in as many night to the Lowgators. Tech Carlton Carter get s huge honor from the Big East. Liberty University fires its head basketball coach. Virginia International raceway is again expanding and look who is coming back to the Roundhouse in a couple of weeks.

tonight on the Big 7.))[Steel]


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It is good news for the troubled U-S Steel industry... but it will likely lead to higher prices for items such as cars and appliances.
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[VO-NAT 09.5]


President Bush has slapped hefty tariffs on a range of steel imports- Bush says it's meant to help the U-S Steel industry get back on its feet.
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((I DECIDED THAT THE IMPORTS WERE HAVING A SEVERE IMPACT, A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE INDUSTRY. THIS IS TEMPORARY RELIEF SO THE INDUSTRY CAN RESTRUCTURE ITSELF.))
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[OUT Q= restructure itself.]
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[Super=03-Eveleth, MN; ]
The tariff is good news for this Minnesota community that relies on the steel industry- and others like it around the

nation.
The tariff's are only temporary.. lasting three years and they're exempt for Canada, Mexico and some developing countries.
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[Gwaltney-Contract]


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Employees at two meat-packing plants in Virginia will be at work tomorrow instead of on the picket lines.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smithfield]


Officials at Gwaltney of Smithfield offered union workers a last-minute contract extension today so contract talks could resume.
Workers were prepared to walk out at midnight.
The contract covers about 17-hundred employees at plants in Smithfield and Portsmouth.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=Valleydale]


Smithfield's Valleydale plant in Salem was prepared to pick up the slack if the Tidewater plants shut down.

[Reeve-Congress]


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The human cloning debate continues-- this time the talk is over how it can help the disabled.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]

Paralyzed actor Christopher Reeve asked the Senate Health Committee to endorse a bill allowing human embryos to be cloned for medical research.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=now some people]

((CHRISTOPHER REEVE/ACTOR AND ACTIVIST: NOW SOME PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO ACCEPT LIVING WITH A SEVERE DISABILITY. I AM NOT ONE OF THEM AND THAT IS WHY I HAVE KEEN INTEREST IN RESEARCH AND AM DEEPLY DISTURBED BY UNREASONABLE ATTEMPTS TO BLOCK SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH.))
[SUPER=01-Christopher Reeve/Actor and Activist;]
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[OUT Q=to block scientific research]
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The House passed a ban on cloning last July... but the Senate has not. Cloning opponents object to creating and destroying embryos for any use.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm not sure that]

((SEN. JUDD GREGG/(R) New Hampshire: I'M NOT SURE THAT ONCE YOU CLONE AN EMBRYO THAT THERE IS ANY WAY TO ASSURE THAT YOU AREN'T CLEARLY ON THE PATH TOWARDS DEVELOPING A ENGINEERED HUMAN BEING.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Judd Gregg/(R) New Hampshire]
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[OUT Q=a engineered human being]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


The procedure produces embryos as a source for stem cells which have the potential to treat conditions such as Alzheiemers and Parkinsons disease as well as spinal cord injuries.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead on News 7, Patrick Evans catches up with the man known as the real Indiana Jones.
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And forget Daytona... this is bike week in Dubai.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[WHEELER]


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Jack Wheeler has traveled the world, from his days as a fourteen year old climbing the Matterhorn, to his treks that have taken him from the Amazon to the North Pole.
Wheeler was in town to speak at Washington & Lee tonight, but Patrick Evans managed to corner the jet-setter before his speech this evening.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@Patrick1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; HOT CHANGE AT 05!!!]
[SUPER=01-Jack Wheeler/Adventurer; :13]
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The Dazzle loses again to the talented Lowgators. A Tech hoopster gets a major award. while Liberty and VCU both loses their head coaches. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1998; :00]

The circle is indeed unbroken in the ECHL. Former Express star Kris Cantu has landed in Cincinnati of the ECHL. As the fateful schedule makers would have it - Cincinnati and Cantu will be skating into the Roundhouse on Thursday night, March 21st. Now tonight's scores.
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[oc...last scores]
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[S-Dazzle]


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The Roanoke Dazzle's playoff hopes evaporated last night on the Civic Center floor much like the ice that forced the postponement of this game originally has now vanished.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/N. Charleston vs. Roanoke; :00]

Head coach Kent Davison has had to spend a lot of time on the dry erase board due to injuries and revolving personnel door the past couple of months. North Charleston will get the Tuesday night party started with Terry Dehere turning the no-look pass into a sweet jumper from the baseline. Lowgators by 11 at the half. The Dazzle in the second half, with Johnny Taylor, the newcomer doing it again with jump shot inside the arc. He finished the game with 17 points. The Lowgators big gun, Fred House hit double figures again as he plants the high percentage shot into the Civic Center hardwood. He finished with 10. Roanoke's Andre McCollum would do his best to bring home a victory as he bangs in the three pointer. Andre had a team high 20 points for the Dazzle. But the Lowgators' Victor Avila ruled the roost last night.
[super=33-N. Charleston/87/Roanoke/71;]

He scored a game high 26 points hitting 10-of-12 shots. Roanoke falls to 18 and 29 on the season.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=dazzle]

The Dazzle will be back home Thursday night hosting red-hot Greenville. The Groove has won 11 in a row. It's also a "Hits and Hoops" night as country music star Ty Herndon will present a concert at the end of the game.

[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Tech men's basketball team didn't even get invited to participate in the Big East Tournament, but the Hokies picked up a coveted honor at the Big East Awards banquet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-This Season; :00]

Carlton Carter is the Big East Conference's Scholar/Athlete of the year. The senior from Trenton, New Jersey who is a Dean's List student and member of the national honor society received a $2000 scholarship from graduate of professional studies. He will graduate in May with a degree in Economics.
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[S-LU]


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The Liberty University men's basketball team needs a new head coach this morning. The man who has led the Flames the past four season, Mel Hankinson, has been fired.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Thursday; :00]

Hankinson coached his final game for the Flames last Thursday in the opening round of the Big South tournament. The Flames finished this year a disappointing 5 and 25. Despite appearing to have better than average talent most years, Hanikinson's teams were able to win just 36 games while losing 77 since he took over Randy Dunton in 1998.
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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If misery loves company, Hankinson had plenty of it yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1998 Season; :00]

Mac McCarthy quit yesterday after four years at the helm of the VCU Rams. He steps down a day after the Rams lost their CAA championship game to UNC Wilmington.
[SUPER=04-1995;]

He is replaced by former Duke guard Jeff Capel Junior, who is best known for this buzzer beater against UNC in 1995. He is now the youngest division one head coach at the ripe old age of 27. His dad Jeff, senior coaches Fayetteville in the NBDL.
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[S-ACC]


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The ACC Tournament quarterfinals are right here on Your Hometown Station this week.
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[GO TO PINNACLE] Friday afternoon will have regular season champ Maryland taking on the winner's of Thursday night's Florida State-Clemson game at Noon. Right after that one - UVa takes on NC State shortly after two.
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[GO TO PINNACLE] The night session has Duke and Carolina at 7 followed by Wake Forest and Georgia Tech at 9:30. The semi-finals are Saturday - the title game is Sunday.
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[S-KMart]


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The Winston Cup circuit pulls in Hampton, Georgia later this week for this weekend's stop at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Financially strapped KMart pulled out as a sponsor
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/February 22nd; :00]

in the sport two weeks ago. The Rockingham race weekend was the last time the two cars owned by Travis Carter carried the KMart colors. They both competed without sponsorship last week in Vegas, but today Carter says only the number 26 car with driver Joe Nemechek will be in Atlanta. At this time there are no plans for the 66 car or Todd Bodine to race this weekend due to a lack of sponsorship money.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Last Season; :00]

Hendrick Motorsports driver Ricky Hendrick, who dislocated his right shoulder in Saturday's NASCAR Busch race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, will have arthroscopic surgery tomorrow to repair ligament damage in his shoulder. The driver of the GMAC Chevrolet is expected to make a full recovery, but will be out about six weeks. Taking his place is two-time Craftsman Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday. He could be back in time for the April 20 event at Talladega.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alton/Last Year; :00]

The Virginia International Raceway located in Alton is all set to enjoy another growth spurt. The Halifax County Board of Supervisors has approved expansion plans for the track to create an entire off-road driving facility that will make it the only operation in the country. Among other things, VIR will begin constructing a two mile dirt motocross track, a one mile dirt SUV elevation course and a paved 3000 foot long karting track. The season opens on April 26th with the Ferrari Challenge. 11 big weekends of various racing are on this year's VIR schedule.
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[Dubai-Bikers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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It is a long way from Route 66.. but even so bikers are getting their kicks in (Doo-Bye) Dubai -
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[SUPER=03-Dubai, United Arab Emirates]


230 Harley Davidson owners are spending three days roaring around the city on their mean machines.
It is the first time the Harley Davidson owners club has visited Dubai and local police are providing escorts wherever they go.
These bikes cost at least 15 thousand dollars each.. Most drivers are executives or businessmen searching for winter sunshine. (------------)