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Coming up on News 7-
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A judge finds Virginia's political districts were redrawn according to RACE. We'll have reaction to today's decision. Plus, New York shines light on a dark anniversary. It's been six months since the September eleventh attacks. And, some local boy scouts get fired up over flags.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

News 7 is next.
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((MORGAN GRIFFITH: WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS BUT I'M CONFIDENT IT WILL BE OVERTURNED.))
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[OUT Q=be overturned.]
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[VO-NAT]

We'll have reaction to a state judge's ruling that finds Virginia's new redistricting plan unconstitutional.
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young in for Jean Jadhon.



[Redistricting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=02-12 18:09]
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The judge's ruling is the result of a lawsuit filed last year by state Democrats who argued that race, gender and partisan gerrymandering were at work.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Teresa/MB;]

Teresa Hamilton has been working on the story and joins us now with more reaction.
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Shannon, Republicans say the judge is flat wrong and will appeal-- but Democrats see this as a victory and opportunity to bring back some of their old colleagues. ((ROLLCUE:...))
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((VIC THOMAS: I THINK IT'S A GOOD THING BECAUSE WE'LL HAVE A SHOT IN NEXT NOVEMBER OF BRINGING SOME OF OUR GOOD PEOPLE BACK THAT YOU KNOW GOT CUT OUT.))
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Delegate Vic Thomas hopes the judge's ruling will stick. The Democrat says redistricting unfairly pushed out former delegates like Tom Jackson of Hillsville.
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[IN Q= We'd like to have ]

((WE'D LIKE TO HAVE HIM BACK THERE BECAUSE HE'S A BIG HELP ON EDUCATION AND BARNIE DAY AND A FEW OTHER PEOPLE, YOU KNOW WE'D JUST LIKE TO GET THEM BACK.))
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[OUT Q = GET THEM BACK.]

If Judge Richard Pattisall's ruling stays-- Democrats may get that chance. In his ruling-- the judge found that the redistricting plan violated the state constitution. The judge essentially found RACE to be the predominant factor in drawing up the new districts.
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[IN Q= WE WEREN'T ]

((WE WEREN'T LOOKING AT RACE AS A MAJOR FACTOR WE LOOK AT POLITICS SOME, WE NEVER DENIED THAT, BUT THAT IS PERMISSIBLE.))
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[OUT Q= THAT IS PERMISSIBLE.]

House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith says Republicans will prevail. He also questioned the timing of the Judge Pattisal's ruling-- which comes just days after the General Assembly session ended.
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[SOT 00:49:49]
[IN Q=Instead of ]

((MORGAN GRIFFITH: INSTEAD OF HAVING ALL THE LEADERSHIP IN ONE PLACE WHERE THEY COULD GET TOGETHER AND DISCUSS IT WE'RE SCATTERED AROUND THE STATE AGAIN AND IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THE LAST HEARING WAS IN THE THIRD WEEK IN SEPTEMBER YOU KNOW IT'S INTERESTING HE TOOK THIS LONG TO COME UP WITH AN OPINION.))
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[LIVE=Teresa full at MB]

The judge has ordered that new districts be drawn for the House and Senate...
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Teresa/MB;]

Shannon, the judge also wants new elections to be held this year for the House of Delegates.

[Bedford-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=Net]
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The Bedford County board of Supervisors tonight threw its support behind a planned industrial park.
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[VO-NAT]

Opponents of the park tell us the board voted unanimously in favor of the New London Business and Technology Center.
[SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape; ]

Before the plan could move forward-- the land had to be zoned industrial. Opponents say it will jeopardize their safety and property values. Supporters, on the other hand, say it will bring money and jobs into the county.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Shannon tosses to Patrick in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [03/11/2002] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST [Toss back to anchor]

[Twin-Towers]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Attack on America]

For the next month, the area once occupied by the World Trade Center towers will be filled with light. Eighty-eight powerful searchlights are being beamed up into the sky from near Ground Zero for hours every evening. The Tribute of Light began just hours ago on the 6-month anniversary of the attack. Manuel Gallegus has more.
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[IN Q=It's a somber addition to...]
[SUPER=143-New York City; :00]
[SUPER=141-Gov. George Pataki/New York; :52]
[SUPER=141-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=STD]

((IT'S A SOMBER ADDITION TO MANHATTAN'S FAMOUS SKYLINE WHICH CHANGED DRAMATICALLY JUST SIX MONTHS AGO. TWO PARALLEL BEAMS OF LIGHT NOW SHINE WHERE THE TWIN TOWERS ONCE STOOD -- A TEMPORARY TRIBUTE TO THE NEARLY 3000 PEOPLE WHO DIED.

(MOS)


OPERA STAR JESSYE NORMAN SANG "AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL" ... AFTER THE DAUGHTER OF AN OFFICER KILLED IN THE ATTACKS ... HAD THE HONOR OF TURNING ON THE BRILLIANT TRIBUTE. ILLUMINATED BY 88 POWERFUL SEARCHLIGHTS, THE GIANT COLUMNS WILL SHINE FOR SEVERAL HOURS EACH NIGHT ... OVER THE NEXT MONTH.

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EARLIER IN THE DAY, THE CITY OBSERVED TWO MOMENTS OF SILENCE ... MARKING THE EXACT TIME EACH PLANE HIT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER.

(SOT: GOV. GEORGE PATAKI/NEW YORK)

"We saw the face of evil. An evil that claimed thousands of our friends and families."
AND THERE WAS THE DEDICATION OF ANOTHER MEMORIAL. A SPHERE RECOVERED FROM THE TRADE CENTER PLAZA -- AND WAS BADLY DAMAGED.
BUT IT WILL BE AT NIGHT WHEN THOSE TOUCHED BY THE EVENTS OF 9/11 WILL LOOK UP AT THE TOWERING BEAMS OF LIGHT ... TO REFLECT ON ONE OF THE DARKEST DAYS IN U.S. HISTORY.

(STANDUP)

WITH THE CLEANUP AND RECOVERY EFFORT EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY JUNE, NEW YORKERS ARE WRESTLING WITH WHAT KIND OF PERMANENT MEMORIAL SHOULD BE BUILT HERE. AS CITY AND STATE LEADERS COME UP WITH A PLAN ... THERE IS GROWING CONCERN THAT THE VIEWS OF THE VICTIMS' FAMILIES AND OTHER RESIDENTS COULD GET LOST IN THE PROCESS.
MANUAL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

[911-Anniversary]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Net]
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Today's anniversary was marked from lower Manhattan to the White House to a Pennsylvania field.
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[SUPER=143-Arlington;]

There was no official ceremony at the Pentagon today. But construction workers repairing the landmark say they're honoring the victims of September eleventh with every day they work.
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[IN Q=The workers came to us...]
[SUPER=141-Lee Evey/Pentagon Renovation Program;]

((LEE EVEY/PENTAGON RENOVATION PROGRAM: THE WORKERS CAME TO US AND SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT? WE THINK WE OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO GET PEOPLE MOVED BACK INTO THAT BUILDING, OUT HERE ON THE E-RING, BY 11 SEPTEMBER, AND YOU GUYS OUGHTA TAKE THAT ON AS A GOAL.))
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[OUT Q=take that on as a goal.]
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[SUPER=143-Washington, DC;]

At the White House, ambassadors from around the world joined President Bush for a ceremony. The President says, while the day didn't mark the beginning of global terror, it did mark the start of the world's "concerted response'' to that terror.
[SUPER=143-Shanksville, PA;]

Meantime, hundreds of people crammed into a little Pennsylvania church to honor the dead of United Flight 93, one of the planes that went down on September eleventh. It appears passengers on that jet tried to tackle their hijackers. The ceremony was held at the Shanksville United Methodist Church, about two miles from the crash site.
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[Afghanistan]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=kgu]
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On the battlefied, some U-S troops have pulled back from the front-- as Operation Anaconda enters its second week.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Bagram, Afghanistan]

Today Secretary of State Colin Powell said that the effort now is in the "mopping up" phase. Hundreds of Afghan fighters are moving to the front line for the final phase out of Taliban and al- Qaida soldiers. But- forces have not let up in the pursuit to destroy enemy strongholds.
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[IN Q=I feel we've come]

((NATHAN ELSWORTH/ 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION: I FEEL WE'VE COME A LONG WAY SINCE WHAT HAPPENED AND WHAT WE'VE DONE HERE AND IT SEEMS MAYBE THAT THINGS ARE MAYBE A LITTLE BIT BETTER THAN THEY USED TO BE WHEN WE FIRST GOT TO AFGHANISTAN, WE'VE STILL GOT A LOT OF WORK TO DO I THINK.))
[SUPER=141-Nathan Elsworth/ 101st Airborne Division]
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[OUT Q=work to do i think]
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[VO-NAT]

At least 400 U-S troops returned yesterday to the Bagram airbase and more were expected today. But-- more than 800 U-S troops still remain in the combat area. Allied forces will continue to comb the area until the remaining holdouts are taken out.
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[Scouts-Flag]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=kgu]
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On this day of remembrance-- a local scout troop also took a minute to honor patriotism...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke Co.]

Boy Scout Troop 2-21 gathered tonight at Cave Spring Methodist Church for a special ceremony. The troop burned about 20 worn-out flags-- it's tradition to burn old flags to properly dispose of them. The boys collected the flags in their neighborhoods and from the community over the past few months. The flags were doused with kerosene to accelerate the burning process. A spokesperson for the troop said the scouts hope to repeat the ceremony on Flag Day.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=ejo]
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A wife is in jail tonight .. charged with killing her husband. The details are still ahead on News 7 at 11.
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[VO-NAT]


And prosecutors of a pain doctor put more of their case on paper. New details from court records, just ahead.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Frank Beamer spends the night in southside helping the boy's and girl's clubs of Danville. The March madness is too maddening for Steve Robinson as he gets fired. Maryland's Gary Williams gets rewarded, Andy Petree gets some sponsorship dollars and the Red Sox get a new skipper tonight on the Big 7.))

[Farinacci]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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A Campbell County woman is being held without bond .. charged with killing her husband almost a month ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./February 13th]


43- year- old Frank Farinacci (fair-uh-NAH-chee) was found shot to death in his garage February 13th.
The regional homicide squad spent the last several weeks investigating the killing.. and this morning a grand jury indicted 48- year- old Elizabeth Farinacci on murder and firearm charges.
Police would not comment on possible motives for the killing.
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[Knox]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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Roanoke pain Doctor Cecil Knox was writing prescriptions for people who were not on his official patient list, according to the D-E-A.
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[V/O-NAT SOT]

Papers filed in support of last month's raid on the Doctor's office indicate the feds suspect Knox "omitted incriminating information from his patients files on at least two occasions." In one case the Doctor allegedly knew the patient was a drug ABUSER, but the drug abuse was not recorded in the patient's official file. In another instance, the Williamson Road Pharmacy had called Knox to report that one of his patients had been arrested for robbing a pharmacy. The D-E-A believes Knox omitted the morphine robbery from the patient's file.
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[XGR-Southside]


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State legislators representing rural Virginia say while they're not thrilled with the budget approved over the weekend .. there is some consolation in the fact it wasn't any worse.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Early versions of the state budget were not kind to southwest and southside Virginia.
There is still plenty of pain that will be felt across Virginia for years to come, but some lawmakers say they did leave Richmond with a sense of relief.
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[IN Q=Overall, we're hurting]

((DEL. BENNY KEISTER: OVERALL WE'RE HURTING, BUT WE USUALLY ARE AND I DON'T THINK WE MADE ANY GREAT GAINS WITH ANYTHING, BUT I THINK WE WERE ABLE TO MAINTAIN.)) ((DEL. ROBERT HURT: I THINK THROUGH THE CONFERENCE REPORT WE SAW SOME IMPROVEMENT, ESPECIALLY THINGS LIKE THE GOVERNOR'S OPPORTUNITY FUND. I WAS REALLY GLAD TO SEE THAT MONEY PUT BACK INTO THE BUDGET. WE NEED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DOLLARS TO REINVEST IN OUR COMMUNITIES.))
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[OUT Q=reinvest in our communities.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Lawmakers return to Richmond in April for the one-day veto session. In the meantime, they'll be watching closely as Governor Warner reviews the budget and other legislation they've sent to his desk.

[VASCAR]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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Signs along Interstate 81 and other highways warn drivers that state police planes may be in the air, looking for speeders.
But since September 11th, very few "bears" have been in the air.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./July, 2000;]


Since the terrorist attacks, state troopers used for aerial enforcement of speed limits have had to focus on security efforts across the Commonwealth.
But state police say their planes should return to the skies very soon.
And troopers on the ground will be writing more tickets.
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[Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
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Grandin Road's loss of another anchor business is Franklin County's gain.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Virginia Home Furnishings is closing its locations on Grandin and Northbound 220.
The stores will re-open as a furniture super-store at the current Weekend Furniture location in Franklin County.


The new Weekend Furniture - Virginia Home Furnishings store will be up and running by late summer.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think what we'd]

((JOEL SHEPHERD/VIRGINIA HOME FURNISHINGS: I THINK WHAT WE'D LIKE TO DO IS CREATE A STORE THAT CAN PROVIDE ONE-STOP SHOPPING FOR EVERYONE IN SOUTHWESTERN AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=central virginia.]
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[VO-NAT]


Neighboring Grandin Road businesses are concerned about the loss of traffic, but say they will likely go on just fine without Virginia Home Furnishings.
Shepherd says he plans to lease the building to a strong tenant.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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David Letterman makes his decision. Still ahead .. hear what he tells his audience tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


And when a construction crew hits the wrong pipe, watch out! Firefighters face a major challenge.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]


[Mid-East]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=kgu]
[TAPE#=Net]
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At least 17 Palestinians have been killed in the latest Middle East violence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gaza Strip]

More fighting erupted in the Gaza Strip overnight after Israelis rolled into a refugee camp. Witnesses say more than 20- Israeli tanks and helicopter gunships exchanged heavy fire with Palestinian forces. Dozens laid wounded in the streets-- as rescue workers tried to help those caught in crossfire. Hundreds of Palestinians were rounded up, blindfolded and searched for weapons. Also today-- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon lifted the travel ban imposed on Yasser Arafat. He had been confined to the West Bank city of Ramallah.
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[Ohio-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Net]
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A natural gas fire that sent flames shooting 150 feet into the air in suburban Cleveland is now out, but for a while, it was hard to miss.
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[SUPER=03-Maple Heights, OH;]

The fire ignited when a contractor doing water line work accidentally hit a 20-inch natural gas line instead. The explosion occurred just a few feet from a drugstore, and firefighters doused several nearby buildings in hopes of keeping the flames from spreading further.
There were no reports of injuries, but a police car and a piece of heavy equipment near the scene were engulfed in flames.
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[Letterman]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
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David Letterman is staying right where he is.
He's telling his audience he's decided to stick with C-B-S, rather than accept a multimillion dollar offer from A-B-C.
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[OUT Q=to see where I was working today.]
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[SUPER=04-World Wide Pants]


The announcement comes after word leaked that A-B-C was willing to drop its "Nightline" program with Ted Koppel to get Letterman. Tonight, he offers plenty of praise for Koppel.
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[OUT Q=without question]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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You can see the rest of what Letterman tells his studio audience on "Late Night" .. following News 7.

[Weather] [03/11/2002] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Almanac [MUSIC UNDER]
[COMMERCIAL]
[CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS FORECASTS EXTENDED FORECAST

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
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Frank Beamer lends a helping hand to some kids in Danville tonight. March Madness included an ACC coach getting fired and another winning an award today. Plus, the Red Sox get a new manager who is big on being Little. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC; :00]

Andy Petree racing has been scrambling this year to find sponsorship money for the number 33 car. Today the team got some help as Monaco Coach Corporation, a RV manufacturer signed on to help both the 33 and the 55 car as an associate sponsor beginning this week at Darlington.
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[go to scores] [WIPE TO MOTION]
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[SUPER=0096-j/Boston/104//Washington/99///j/Atlanta/121//Golden State/96///;]
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[SUPER=0096-j/Memphis/79//Utah/78///j/L.A. Clippers/108//Minnesota/83///;]
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[OUT Q=...last score."]
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[S-Beamer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=SMA]
[TAPE#=SP-116 10444TC]
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Frank Beamer was the featured speaker tonight as the Boys and Girls Clubs of Danville held their second annual Outback Steakhouse fundraiser. Steve Mason has more.
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[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :13]
[SUPER=01-Todd Lee/Boys & Girls Club; :20]
[SUPER=01-Pat Daly/Danville Boys & Girls Club President; :57]
[SUPER=01-Kenny Lewis/Boys & Girls Club Past President; 1:22]
[SUPER=@steve1; 1:36]
[RUNS=2:16]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Bowden]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-111 10514tc]
[GRAPHIC=TERRY BOWDEN]

Former Auburn coach and current ABC college football analyst Terry Bowden was in town recently to help some young folks, as well. Bowden was the keynote speaker for the Blur Ridge Council's friends of scouting event. We asked him about just how much longer his 72 year old Dad, Bobby, who has now coached in 6 different decades plans to stay around.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=01-Terry Bowden/ABC College Football Analyst; :00]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=...THEY ARE 90."]
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[S-WDBJ]


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

The March Madness begins here on Your Hometown Station Thursday with first round action in the NCAA tournament. The party starts this Thursday.
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[GO TO PINNACLE] Thursday, Kentucky will get things started against Valparaiso - with tip-off set for 12:25pm. Right after that the second game of the afternoon will have the ACC's Wake Forest Demon Deacons taking on Pepperdine.


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[GO TO PINNACLE NIGHT] The night session on Thursday night opens with a great game as North Dame battles Charlotte. And then the late game on Thursday night has Duke battling Winthrop with the tip set for just before 10. Of course you also will get bonus coverage of the rest of the day's games when possible.
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-117 5507TC]
[GRAPHIC=MARYLAND]


Speaking of Maryland - Williams was honored by the ACC sportswriters as he was named the conference's coach of the year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/This Season; :00]

Williams got 44 of a possible 84 first place votes to edge N.C. State's Herb Sendek in the balloting. Williams returned four starters off of last year's final four team and managed to keep them focused and win the ACC regular season title with a 15-and-1 record. The Terrapins were unbeaten at Cole Field House this season.
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[S-FSU]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-110 10209TC]
[GRAPHIC=STEVE ROBINSON]

Roanoke native Robinson was fired today as the head basketball coach at Florida State after five unproductive seasons.
The Fleming and Radford University graduate learned his craft under the likes of Joe Davis and Roy Williams.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-ACC; :00]

But Steve just couldn't win enough games at Florida State. The Seminoles were 64 and 86 in his five seasons in Tallahassee. But just 25 and 55 in the ACC the last four years. Robinson will receive a half a million dollars as buyout for the final two years of his contract. Steve is now 44, and says he hopes to coach again soon.
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[S-Little]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-106 13552tc]
[GRAPHIC=RED SOX]


The Boston Red Sox hired Cleveland Indians' bench coach Grady Little as their new manager today. In reality they get a veteran baseball man - in truth they get a number of successful managers rolled into one.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITES]
[SUPER=01-Grady Little/New Red Sox Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=...GRADY LITTLE."]
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[S-Liberty]


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


The Liberty University Flames are back in the NCAA women's tournament for the 6th straight year. The Flames play at the Carolina Coliseum on Saturday night. The tip-off against host South Carolina is set for nine o'clock. The Big South champs come into the game as a 13th seed. This is the South Carolina women's first NCAA appearance since 1991.

[Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-58 1:46:38]
[GRAPHIC=Taxes]


Finally tonight, anyone who's used them will tell you tax preparation software programs can save you time and money filing your returns.
But what if you can't afford them or don't have a computer to use them?
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That's where the folks at the Quicken Tax Freedom Project come in.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte was in Lynchburg today touting a program that helps qualified residents file their returns electronically for free.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- 6TH DISTRICT: IN A VERY REAL WAY, THIS PROJECT CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE FOR HARDWORKING TAXPAYERS AND PARTICULARLY THIS HELPS LOWER-INCOME PEOPLE WHO OTHERWISE WOULDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO A SERVICE LIKE THIS BECAUSE, QUITE FRANKLY, THEY MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO AFFORD IT.)) ((BERNIE MCKAY/INTUIT FINANCIAL FREEDOM FOUNDATION: AND SO THE CONCEPT OF THE QUICKEN TAX FREEDOM PROJECT IS TO TAKE THE TASK OF PREPARING AND FILING YOUR INCOME TAX ELECTRONICALLY OVER THE INTERNET AND MAKE IT AVAILABLE REGARDLESS OF MEANS.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Goodlatte/(R) Sixth District; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bernie McKay/Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation; :17]
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Anyone who makes less than 25- thousand dollars qualifies for the program.
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[Take Pinnacle FS]
For a direct link, just go the Webwatch section at WDBJ7-dot.com.
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