[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=shannon]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=JJA]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

An alleged drug dealer loses the fruits of his labors. Local cultural organizations say it's better than nothing. We'll tell you how much money they'll be getting from the state. And, a new lollipop designed to help you lick your smoking habit.
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[ANCHOR=shannon]

News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


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



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[VO-NAT]


Area deputies make quite a haul, while shutting down what they call a major drug pipeline
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
Jean is off tonight.

[Amherst-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC47:27]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


An undercover drug investigation in central Virginia ended today with the seizure of an alleged drug dealer's cars, land and personal property.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Amherst County authorities seized several vehicles, a big- screen t-v and a gun safe from the home of 41- year- old Leonard Dale Hartless.
Authorities say Hartless has had large quantities of cocaine, methamphetamines and marijuana mailed or delivered to his home over the past several years.
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[SOT 12:24:00]
[IN Q=Moving a lot]

((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: MOVING A LOT OF DRUGS.. ..QUITE A BIT.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Ayers/Amherst Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=quite a bit.]
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[VO-NAT]


Ayers says all the property seized today was bought with illegal drug profits.
Hartless will stand trial on federal drug charges next month.
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[Monty-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC36:03]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


State police are still investigating a motorcycle accident that killed a Blacksburg man this evening..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Officials say David Carl Lotts was traveling on North Fork Road in Montgomery County around 5 o-clock. His motorcycle and a Dodge pick-up truck collided head-on.
Lotts died at the scene.
The driver of the truck was not hurt. Troopers are still trying figure out the cause, but do NOT believe alcohol or speed were factors.
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[Database-React]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC57:50]
[GRAPHIC=Oxycontin]

Pulaski's police chief says a statewide painkiller database is a good idea.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]

Chief Gary (Roach) Roche says the General Assembly's decision to pass legislation for the database's creation will help stop abusers. It would monitor prescriptions for painkillers and has the potential to speed up police investigations. Roche says Pulaski is fighting and making a dent in widespread OxyContin abuse.
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[SOT 16:09:08]
[IN Q=it is]

((G. W. ROCHE/PULASKI POLICE CHIEF; IT IS THE FIRST STEP HOPEFULLY BEING ABLE TO TRACK PEOPLE THAT ARE INVOLVED IN DOCTOR SHOPPING. ))
[SUPER=01-G. W. Roche/Pulaski Police Chief;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=IN DOCTOR SHOPPING.]
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[VO-NAT]

"Doctor shopping" is the term for addicts who pose as patients to get the drug from multiple physicians. Lawmakers say with federal funding, the database could be up and running within 18-months.
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[XGR-Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC1:45:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The final day of the General Assembly session will bring a vote on the state budget, and a final chance for lawmakers to approve a sales tax referendum for roads and schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Today, negotiators posed for photographs and signed a budget agreement that should pass without serious trouble.

More controversial is the sales tax proposal, but Governor Warner says it's a step in the right direction.
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[SOT 14:45:55]
[IN Q=While it may not meet]

((WHILE IT MAY NOT MEET ALL OF MY CONCERNS PARTICULARLY ABOUT STATEWIDE EDUCATION, BECAUSE I THINK WE HAVE UNMET NEEDS IN EDUCATION ALL OVER THE COMMONWEALTH, IT DOES ALLOW THE VOTERS OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA TO WEIGH IN ON TRANSPORTATION AND EDUCATION AND DOES RECOGNIZE THE PROBLEM OF DISPARITY.))
[SUPER=@markwarner]
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[OUT Q=the problem of disparity.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Under the latest proposal, the sales tax referendum would apply only to northern Virginia... but if voters approved the one cent increase... some of the proceeds would be directed to the state's poorest school districts.

[Cultural-Funding]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC18:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Museums and other cultural organizations in our area will receive more state money than they did last year.
That's the good news.
The bad news is it's still not what many groups had hoped for.
Justin McLeod breaks down the numbers.
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[SOT 15:54]
[IN Q=Nat sound of girl breathing into machine]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kay Strickland/VA Museum of Transportation; :21]
[SUPER=01-Jim Sears/Center in the Square; 1:02]
[SUPER=@justin2; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF GIRL BREATHING INTO MACHINE))
Culutral organizations are breathing a sigh of relief. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF TRAIN GOING BY))
Take Virginia's Museum of Transportation.
Under the proposed state budget, the museum's funding will go from zero to fifty thousand dollars next year.
[SOT 5:57]
[IN Q=We're at zero]

((KAY STRICKLAND/VA MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION: WE'RE AT ZERO THIS YEAR AND THRILLED THAT OUR LEGISLATORS WERE ABLE TO FIND US SOME APPROPIATION MONEY.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=some apporpation money]


Money that totals more than 700-thousand dollars in funding for museums and other cultural groups here in Western Virginia. [GRAPHIC]
Under the proposed state budget, Center in the Square comes out on top with more than 140-thousand dollars.
The Science Museum of Western Viriginia comes in at nearly a 113-thousand dollars.
And Mill Mountain Zoo as well Explore Park would both receive just under 100-thousand.
All of these organizations are grateful, but some say they still need more money.
After all, it is much less than the 3.2 million dollars allocated two years ago for these organizations.
[SOT 13:01]
[IN Q=A crisis like this ]

((JIM SEARS/CENTER IN THE SQUARE: A CRISIS LIKE THIS TWO OR THREE YEARS IN A ROW IS SOMETHING THAT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO HANDLE.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q= difficult to handle]


Center in the Square is already operating with a 350-thousand dollar deficit.
Officials are considering more cuts in staff, programs, and hours of operation.
Same goes for both the science and transportation museum which has already cut half its staff.
[SOT 6:47]
[IN Q=I can honestly say]

((KAY STRICKLAND/VA MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION: I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT THE MUSEUM WE HAVE TODAY IS NOT LIKE THE MUSEUM THAT WE HAD A YEAR AGO THIS TIME.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=ago this time]


So at this time, cultural organizations will remain in a holding pattern (SHOT OF RED TRAFFIC LIGHT 5:40) as it attempts to get back on track. (SHOT OF TRAINS)
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Afghanistan]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Enduring Freedom]


Operation Anaconda most likely won't be over this weekend. But defense officials are still optimistic the battle in eastern Afghanistan will wrap up soon. In the meantime, American soldiers killed in the effort are being remembered. Teri Okita reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Snow, high winds and bitter cold have not...]
[SUPER=01-Victoria Clarke/Pentagon Spokeswoman; :20]
[SUPER=@Rumsfeld; :42]
[SUPER=01-Spc. Ricardo Miranda/10th Mountain Division; :53]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON]

((SNOW, HIGH WINDS, AND BITTER COLD HAVE NOT STOPPED THE U.S. LED ATTACK AGAINST STEADFAST AL-QAIDA AND TALIBAN FIGHTERS IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN. BUT THE BAD WEATHER HASN'T HELPED EITHER. ANTICIPATING AN EVEN TOUGHER BATTLE, THE PENTAGON IS NOW BACKING OFF EARLIER PREDICTIONS ... THAT OPERATION ANACONDA COULD WRAP-UP BY THIS WEEKEND.
(SOT: VICTORIA CLARKE/PENTAGON SPOKESWOMAN) - 13:07:17

"We don't think it will take weeks or months, but we're not sure how long it (will) take. What we do know is we're going to lean in, and we're going to lean in very aggressively."
(NAT)

ON FRIDAY, U.S. WARPLANES DROPPED MORE THAN 70 BOMBS, AND ALLIED FORCES CLASHED WITH MORE AL-QAIDA REBELS. MILITARY OFFICIALS ESTIMATE HUNDREDS OF ENEMY FIGHTERS HAVE BEEN KILLED SINCE THE MISSION BEGAN. NO ONE -- HOWEVER -- HAS EXACT NUMBERS. DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY
(SOT: ) - 18:37:13

"I don't do body counts. We tried that in Vietnam and it didn't work." INJURED AMERICAN SOLDIERS SAY AL-QAIDA FIGHTERS DO HAVE ONE ADVANTAGE.
(SOT: Spc. Ricardo Miranda/10th Mountain Division)

"They know where every crack in that mountain is. They know where every cubby hole, every cave would be."
(NAT)

IN NORTH CAROLINA, A FUNERAL SERVICE WAS HELD FOR CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER, STANLEY HARRIMAN -- THE FIRST SERVICEMAN KILLED IN THE ANACONDA EFFORT. A CHOKED-UP PRESIDENT BUSH COMFORTED FAMILIES IN FLORIDA ... WHO ALSO LOST LOVED ONES.
(SOT: PRESIDENT BUSH) - 11:41:46

"I know your heart aches, and we ache for you. But your son and your brother died for a noble and just cause."
(STANDUP)

MEANWHILE, OSAMA BIN LADEN'S FOLLOWERS COULD BE READY TO STRIKE NEW TARGETS. U.S. INTELLIGENCE REPORTS REVEAL PLOTS TO ATTACK WESTERN PEACEKEEPERS... AS WELL AS AFGHANISTAN'S INTERIM GOVERNMENT.
TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Economy]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=]
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Despite surprising good news about the state of the economy, President Bush says he's not finished with plans to help displaced workers.
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[VO-NAT :14]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

The Labor Department says the jobless rate dropped one-tenth of a percent in February to five and a-half percent. It was the first time in 7-months that the US economy added jobs. Experts say unusual conditions, like warm weather, helped.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There are special factors...]

((STEPHEN SLIFER/ECONOMIST, LEHMAN BROTHERS: THERE ARE SPECIAL FACTORS THAT MIGHT OVERSTATE THE CASE SOMEWHAT. BUT THE REALITY IS THINGS ARE IMPROVING AND IMPROVING RAPIDLY.))
[SUPER=01-Stephen Slifer/Lehman Brothers Economist;]
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[OUT Q=and improving rapidly.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

President Bush says the dip in unemployment is good news. But he adds he's going to stay focused on ways to help those who are out of work and encourage businesses to create jobs. Meantime, Bush says he'll sign a stimulus package recently passed by Congress as soon as he sees it.

[Kmart]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=KMart Closing Stores]


News of an economic turnaround may have come too late for some K-Mart stores.
Today the chain released a list of 284 stores that will close.
The company now says the Lexington store will close, along with those in Madison Heights and the Radford Shopping Center.

K-Mart hopes the move will save about 550 million dollars this year alone.[Maple-Leaf]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-61 1:09:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Roanoke breadmaker is on the rise.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Maple Leaf Bakery today marked the completion of a 12 million dollar expansion.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte cut the ribbon at what the company says is now the world's biggest bread making line.
6-people are needed to run it.
Maple Leaf has hired about 40 employees in all.
The baked goods are sold under the "California Goldminer" name.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Smokers may soon be able to "lick" the habit a little easier.
Find out about nicotine lollipops when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And a narrow escape for a firefighter when the roof collapses.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Head]
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[SOT]
[IN Q="hey sports...]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=.....big 7.]

((Hey sports fans I'm Roy Stanley and here's what's happening the Radford Bobcats lose in the state quarterfinals, The Virginia Cavaliers made an early exit from the A-C-C tournament in Charlotte, Maryland advances with a big win over Florida State, Jason Williams leads Duke over North Carolina in one evening match up and Bill Elliott captures the pole in Atlanta.
All that and more coming up on the Big 7.))
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[Nicotine-Lollipops]


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


Each year thousands of people attempt to quit smoking.
Now there is a stop-smoking aid on the market that is supposed to taste good.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fayetteville, AR]


It comes in the form of a flavored lollipop that includes two to four milligrams of nicotine.
There are eight different flavors. One Pharmacists says people who use it may even forget it's medicated.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=These things taste good]

((KRISTEN VETETO/PHARMACIST; THESE THINGS TASTE GOOD, THEY DO, IT'S A GOOD THING THEY DO, IT WILL ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO KEEP USING THEM, BUT WE WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW THEY'RE A MEDICATED PRODUCT, NOT CANDY.))
[SUPER=01-Kristen Veteto/Pharmacist; ]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=product, not candy]
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[VO-NAT]


A pack of five lollipops cost 12 bucks, which is about the same as nicotine patches or gum.
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[Claritin]


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


Millions use it... now you may not need a prescription for it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


The maker of popular anti-allergy drug Claritin wants to make the medication it available over the counter by next year.
Over the counter drug prices are usually 15 to 30 percent less than prescription.
Analysts say the company has little choice but to switch.
Late last year, an F-D-A advisory panel said Claritin and two competing products... Zyrtec and Allegra...were safe enough to be sold over-the-counter.
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[Apartment-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

A Houston, Texas fire fighter narrowly escaped injury this afternoon when the roof of a burning apartment building collapsed.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]

The 2-alarm fire trapped the fire fighter between the building and the fallen piece of roof. Fellow fire fighters were able to free him. He was treated at the scene for minor injuries. No on living in the apartment building was injured.
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[Langford]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC1:52:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Lynchburg police have nabbed a man wanted in connection with the city's first murder of the year.
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[VO-NAT]


47- year- old Randall Lee Langford was arrested around 11:30 last night on Langhorne Road in Lynchburg.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Langford is suspected of shooting to death 51- year- old Loretta Lynn Napier in her home Sunday morning.
Police say Langford and Napier were longtime friends.
He's being held on murder and firearm charges.
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[Campbell-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC37:00]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A woman was shot in the back in a Roanoke restaurant this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Police say a confrontation just after midnight led to gunfire inside Campbell's Place on Loudon Avenue.
Two men seated in a back room were approached by a third man.
He got into a fight with one of the men at the table. When the other one pulled out a gun and opened fire, he fired back.
One round went into a bathroom and hit 21-year-old Tiffany R. Morris in the back.
She's last reported in serious condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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[Antiques-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC1:59:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Undercover cops walked into an antiques shop on Williamson Road at least four times last year and bought crack cocaine.
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[VO-NAT]

Two of the lesser drug dealers- -among five indicted in January- -pled guilty today.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Store owner George Spence is still set for trial. Keith Childress *admitted* he sold crack at "George's Place" to people he'd never met.
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[SOT 1:39:25]
[IN Q=Selling drugs]

((JOHN BROWNLEE/U. S. ATTORNEY; SELLING DRUGS FOUR MONEY YOU DO SILLY THINGS, AND THESE GUYS DID IT. THEY SOLD TO AN UNDERCOVER OFFICER. IF YOU'RE IN THAT TRADE, YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOU'RE SELLING TO.))
[SUPER=01-John Brownlee/U. S. Attorney; ]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=you're selling to.]
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[ANCHOR=Shan]
[SS=None]

Childress and James Granville Stokes each face at least five years in prison.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


He's starred in dozens of movies and in the U-S Senate... now he's calling it quits.
Find out more next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And the weather on our side of the country may have been beautiful... but that wasn't the case on the other coast.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Thompson]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson says he doesn't ``have the heart for another six-year term.''
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[VO-NAT :28]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

The Republican has announced he won't run for re-election in November, citing other priorities he needs to pay attention to. The lawyer and former actor did not mention the death of his 38-year-old daughter in January but, colleagues say that figured heavily in his decision. The 59-year old is the fourth Senate Republican to decide to retire after this year. Former Vice President Al Gore, who used to hold Thompson's seat, has already ruled out making another run for it.
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[Seattle-snow]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


Steering didn't do commuters in Seattle Washington much good this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;]


Snow turned into ice made the roadways more like a skating rink.
Motorists slipped on and off roads and into each other... causing dozens of accidents along the highways and side streets.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=it was incredible]

((IT WAS INCREDIBLE. IT WAS PRETTY FRIGHTENING.)) [***NO SUPER***]
[RUNS=03]
[OUT Q=pretty frightening]
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[VO-NAT]


Last night road-sides looked more like parking lots after dozens of cars were left on the side of the freeway.

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[S-Extra]


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


Bill Elliott's on the pole in Atlanta Maryland advances in the A-C-C tournament but the Virginia Cavaliers come up short.
But first our Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/JP; :]


An upset in the opening round of the S-E-C tournament.
Georgia's Ezra Williams misses the three pointer and then after a scramble on the floor for the loose ball, Brad Bridgewater gets the slam and L-S-U upsets Georgia 78 to 76.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[SUPER=0098-j/Kansas#1/102//Colorado/73///j/Maryland#2/85//Florida St./59///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Duke#3/60//UNC/48///j/Wake Forest/92//Georgia Tech/83///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Alabama#8/91//Tennessee/72///j/Marquette/85//Houston/73///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Texas Tech/73//Oklahoma St.#14/51///j/LSU/78//Georgia#17/76///;]
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[SUPER=0098-j/Indiana#23/67//Michigan St./56///j/Oklahoma#4/63//Kansas St./52///;]
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[SUPER=0098-j/Cincinnati#5/71//Charlotte/55///j/Pittsburgh#7/76//Miami#20/71///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Ohio St.#21/75//Michigan/68////Florida#11/52/j/Mississippi St./62///;]
[RUNS=:35]
[OUT Q=...last score."]
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[S-Radford]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-117 (54:16)]
[GRAPHIC=VHSL Logo]


Radford's season ended at the Dedmon Center last night as Council beats the Bobcats 45 to 39.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Radford vs Council; :]


The Bobcat students all painted up and sporting new hair dews.
Radford's Shane Nichols drives in from the right side and hits the jumper for two. He scored only 6 points in the game.
Councils Benji Jackson passes to Mike Graham he hits the easy layup inside for the score.
The Bobcats get out on the break Shane Nichols drives and puts on the nice move for the duece.
[SUPER=33-Council/45/Radford/39/; :]


But the Cobras get to Benji Jackson he knocks down the trey and Council knocks off Radford again 45 to 39.
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[S-UVA ]


[ANCHOR=roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-111 1:03:58]
[GRAPHIC=acc]


A 20 point loss to N.C. State most likely ended Virginia's NCAA tournament dreams in the quarterfinal round of the ACC tournament at the Charlotte Coliseum.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Cavaliers vs. Wolfpack; :00]


Pete Gillen was hoping to avoid the sweep against the Wolfpack this season.
And with the way Roger Mason Junior played, it looked like the Wahoos had a chance. Mason knocked down 15 first half points. Mason finished with 24 points.
State's answer for Mason was Anthony Grundy. The tough, hard nosed veteran was lethal from the floor, scoring 13 first half points. He finished with a career high 32 points and the Pack had a 42-
[SUPER=33-N.C. State/92/Virginia/72;]

37 halftime lead.
In the second half, UVa's Travis Watson got into foul trouble and State took advantage. Archie Miller stepped up to hit a trio of three pointers and N.C. State pulls away for a 20 point 92-72 victory.
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[S-Terps]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-106 (1:35:13)]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Logo]


Maryland started slow but the Terps picked it up in an 85 to 59 win over Florida State.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/JP; :]


Steve Robinson needing a win to protect his job.
Maryland comes out hot Juan Dixon passes inside to Lonny Baxter for the jam and a 10 point lead.
The Seminoles answered when Delvon Arrington gets it to Monte Cummings on the break for the layup and the lead was only six.
But the Terps swing it to Dixon who knocks down the three from the near side the lead was 52 to 41.
[SUPER=33-Maryland#2/85/Florida St./59/; :]


Then Maryland gets out on the run for the layup and the Terps win it 85 to 59.
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[S-Duke]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-115 (49:59)]
[GRAPHIC=None]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/JP; :]


In the night cap, Carolina would slow it down against Duke.
But when Mike Dunleavy hit the three pointer the Blue Devils would lead 26 to 14.
The Tar Heels get it inside and Juwan Williams taps it in and Carolina kept it close at the half.
U-N-C would get as close as three points then Jason Williams heated up on this play he hits the three pointer and the Blue Devils led 44 to 36.
[SUPER=33-Duke#3/60/UNC/48/; :]


Then moments later Williams gets the steal and layup and the Blue Devils go on to win it 60 to 48.
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[TALENT=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Wake Forest and Georgia Tech would square off in the second night game and Wake wins the game 92 to 83.
Of course the A-C-C tournament action returns to your Hometown Station today at 1:30.
That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.

[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express was in Greensboro tonight and Roanoke wins the game 6 to 2. The Express has played only three games including tonight's in about the last two weeks and Steve Mason says the time off has been helpful.
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[SUPER=01-Paul Giblin/Express Center; 1:12]
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((The Express is experiencing it's strangest portion of the 2001-2002 ECHL schedule where the team has played just one game in eight days. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((PERRY FLORIO/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
The time off has also been beneficial to team chemistry, according to center Paul Giblin. Giblin reported last week after being acquired from Macon. ((:))
The Express takes on Charlotte Saturday night on the road and does not play again until Friday, March 15th at home against Reading. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))



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The Winston cup drivers took on the fast track in Atlanta yesterday during qualifying for the MBNA America 500.
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And Bill Elliott will start on the pole after turning a speed of 191 point 542.
It's the 52-nd pole in Elliott's racing career.
And here's a look at the starting field.
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[SUPER=0107-1. Bill Elliott/191.542/2. Ryan Newman//3. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//4. Kurt Busch//5. Jimmy Spencer//;]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Ricky Craven//7. Dale Jarrett//8. Kevin Harvick//9. Tony Stewart//10. Johnny Benson//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Kenny Wallace//12. Sterling Marlin//13. Terry Labonte//14. Buckshot Jones//15. Jimmie Johnson//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Elliott Sadler//17. Michael Waltrip//18. Bobby Labonte//19. Jeff Gordon//20. John Andretti//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Mike Skinner//22. Bobby Hamilton//23. Robby Gordon//24. Dave Blaney//25. Ken Schrader//;]
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[SUPER=0107-26. Jerry Nadeau//27. Joe Nemechek//28. Ward Burton//29. Rick Mast//30. Jeff Burton//;]
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[SUPER=0107-31. Shawna Robinson//32. Matt Kenseth//33. Hut Stricklin//34. Kyle Petty//35. Stacy Compton//;]
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[SUPER=0107-36. Jeff Green//37. Ricky Rudd/Prov/38. Rusty Wallace/Prov/39. Mark Martin/Prov/40. Jeremy Mayfield/Prov/;]



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[SUPER=0107-41. Casey Atwood/Prov/42. Brett Bodine/Prov/43. Dick Trickle/Prov/;]
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Virginia makes an early exit from the A-C-C basketball tournament. More later on mornin.

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Olympic gold-medalist Jim Shea got a big welcome as he returned to his Connecticut high school today... but some of his remarks weren't so warmly received.
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Shea advised the students at Conrad High to go to college and always give their best.
But it was Shea's comments about his own drinking during his high school days that got some people upset.
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((JIM SHEA/OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST; KIDS IN HIGH SCHOOL, THEY EXPERIMENT AND THEY DRINK AND ANYONE WHO SAYS OTHERWISE IS FOOLIN THEMSELVES. AND I JUST WANT THEM TO KNOW TO JUST TO BE SMART ABOUT IT.))
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Shea got a standing ovation, but teachers felt his remarks were irresponsible and say it's not a message they want to give to students.
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