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Coming up-
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Too much of a good thing- Rain causes flooding- and trouble for the water supply in at least one region.
Plus waterlogged race fans- get washed out at Bristol.
A program meant to get people off drug may be ending- but not without a fight.
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Plus a child pornography internet ring is busted.
News 7 is next.

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People wished for it for weeks... now much of Southwest Virginia has too much of it.
Floodwaters close schools, shut down water treatment plants and force hundreds from their homes
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The rising waters knocked out many water and sewage treatment plants.
The town of Wytheville is asking residents and businesses to conserve because its water treatment plant was flooded.
Right now, the town's relying on a 3-million gallon storage tank, so there's no danger of contamination.
But that's only about a days supply and until the treatment plant comes back on line, the town can not pump any clean water into the system.
The mayor hopes the problem will be repaired sometime tomorrow.
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Meanwhile, Governor Warner has called out the National Guard in Far Southwest Virginia.
Seven counties are under a state of emergency.
[SUPER=03-Pennington Gap]


In Pennington Gap, a six foot high wall of water washed through this grocery store.
It's now closed indefinitely.
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In Gate City, the floodwaters hit businesses downtown.
Now they're cleaning up.
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((SCOTT MORGAN; WE'RE TYRING TO PUMP THE WATER. ALL OUR COMPUTERS ARE USELESS AT THIS POINT. MY FILES ARE ALL USELESS. THEY'RE TRYING TO SALVAGE THE INSURANCE FILES AND DO THE BEST THEY CAN.))
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Hundreds all across the area were flooded out... many more were flooded in.
The Clinch River rose 20 feet overnight and early this morning.
The north fork of the Holston River jumped to record levels in Saltville before cresting late this morning.
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[SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
The flooding has forced some schools in the area to change their schedules.
Smyth County schools will be closed tomorrow.
Tazewell County school will operate on a two hour delay.
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Roanoke's main water supply got quite a lift from the wet weather.
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The weekend rain raised the level in Carvins Cove by almost half a foot.
It's at 24-point-3 feet below the spillway right now.
On Saturday, it was at 24-point-7.
Steady rain filled up the creeks that feed the reservoir so the water level should continue to go up over the next day or two.
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[Drug-Court]


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A program that some claim saves lives is now fighting for its survival.
No state funding could totally wipe out the drug court program for next year.
So now area supporters are taking their fight to Richmond. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 MB GRAPHIC***]
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Justin McLeod is here now to tell us what they plan to do. Justin?
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Jean, about a hundred supporters gathered today in Roanoke to start a writing campaign asking the governor to put the program back in the state budget.
Failing to do so say supporters could cost money and lives.
And that's why they say keeping the program just makes dollars and sense.
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[SUPER=01-Penny Houston/Former Drug Addict; :09 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Ben Eubank/Former Drug Addict; :14 (QUICK)]
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[SUPER=01-Diane Strickland/Circuit Judge; :51]
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((((NAT SOUND OF JUDGE TALKING "LET THEM KNOW THAT THIS PROGRAM WORKS."))
The people you see here at success stories.
They have turned their lives around, thanks to the drug court program.
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((PENNY HOUSTON/FORMER DRUG ADDICT: IT'S GAVE ME MY LIFE BACK, I DON'T KNOW HOW ELSE TO SAY IT.)) ((BEN EUBANK/FORMER DRUG ADDICT: I'M A DIFFERENT PERSON TODAY AND IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF DRUG COURT.)) [Runs08]
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Drug court is for non-violent drug offenders.
Instead of prison, they agree to participate in addiction treatment and other programs like community service.
There are currently 13 drug courts here in Virginia.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE ROANOKE VALLEY ESTABLISHED ITS DRUG COURT SEVEN YEARS AGO. IN THAT TIME, 257 PEOPLE HAVE GRADUATED FROM THE PROGRAM, ONLY SEVEN PERCENT OF WHICH ENDED UP BACK IN COURT WITH NEW CONVICTIONS.)) [Runs12]
[OUT Q=with new convictions]


But now drug court is fighting for its survival.
The General Assembly has failed to provide any money for the program next year.
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((DIANE STRICKLAND/CIRCUIT JUDGE: THERE'S A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY THAT THEY WILL RELAPSE AND POSSIBILITY RE-OFFEND IF THEY DON'T HAVE THOSE SERVICES AVAILABLE.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=services available]


So now supporters are lobbying Governor Warner to fund the 2.4 million dollars needed for the program.
They argue the program ends up saving the state money.
After all, drug court costs more than four thousand dollars per person while confinmenent costs more than 22-thousand per prisoner every year.
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((JOHANNA JONES/SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR: I THINK ITS AN INCREDIBLE PROGRAM AND THE THOUGHT THEY WOULD TAKE AWAY JUST BLOWS MY MIND.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=blow my mind] ))
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If the Governor fails to fund the program, drug court could close as early as June.
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As for the people currently in the program, Jean, they could either be put on probation or thrown into jail.

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Govenor Warner plans to appeal a judge's decision to throw out the state's new re-districting plan.
But he plans to do it without the Attorney General's help.
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Warner said today he intends to hire his own lawyer to appeal Salem Judge Richard Pattisall's ruling that said the redistricting plan was unconstitutional because the new district lines were drawn according to race.
The governor says he'll appeal, because, in his words, a decision this significant should not be left to a single judge.
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[IN Q=Protection of the fair]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: PROTECTION OF THE FAIR VOTING RIGHTS OF ALL VIRGINIANS IS FUNDAMENTAL TO OUR DEMOCRACY. WHILE REDISTRICTING IS NATURALLY A PARTISAN PROCESS, WE MUST NOT FORGET THE PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE OF ENSURING THAT EVERY CITIZEN HAS AN EQUAL VOICE IN THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS.))
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Warner decided not to join forces with Republican Attorney General Jerry Kilgore who last week refused to meet with the governor to talk about the issue.
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The Attorney General released a statement this afternoon saying he supports the governor's decision and that discussing the case with Warner would have created a conflict of interest.

[Appox-Courthouse]


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Some last- minute negotiations could help Appomattox County and the state avoid going to trial over what to do with the county's aging courthouse.
But at least one supervisor says the county has wasted too much money on litigation already.. and the taxpayers are footing the bill.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( About 36 hours before they're scheduled to face off in court, Appomattox County and the circuit court judges are trying to reach a compromise on what to do with an aging, out-of-date courthouse.
The two sides are about two million dollars apart in their respective renovation plans, but now the state says it's willing to bend.
It will drop the lawsuit if the county puts the issue to a referendum and lets voters decide whether to renovate according to the judges' wishes or build a new courthouse altogether.
The board discussed the offer in closed session but took no action.. much to the disgust of at least one member.
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((FRANK CARWILE/APPOMATTOX CO. SUPERVISOR: YOU CAN VOTE IT DOWN, YOU CAN VOTE TO RENOVATE, IT'S THAT OPEN.. IT'S THAT FLEXIBLE AND THE ONLY THING I'M GOING TO SAY TO YOU MY FELLOW SUPERVISORS IS SHAME, SHAME, SHAME ON YOU.. IT'S THE WAY I FEEL.))
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Carwile says the county can't afford to keep litigating a case that, if it loses, it likely would have to pay the state's court costs as well.
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((CARWILE: AND YOU THE TAXPAYERS ARE GOING TO PAY IT. IT IS A CRYING SHAME THAT YOU CAN'T CLOSE THE WINDOW WHEN YOU'VE GOT THE OPPORTUNITY.))
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But a majority of the board felt it was better to let the lawyers continue to talk.. and that a public meeting was not the place to discuss it.
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((JERRY KENDRICK/APPOMATTOX CO. SUPERVISOR: I THINK HE DISRESPECTED THE OTHER BOARD MEMBERS AND HE HAS DISRESPECTED OUR POSITION ON THIS, AND I REALLY WISHED HE HADN'T BUT HE FELT VERY STRONGLY THAT HE DID AND SO WE ALLOWED HIM TO AIR HIS OPINION.))
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[Standup ] ((The county has made a counter- offer to the state and lawyers for both sides are expected to keep hashing out the details, hoping to reach some sort of compromise before Wednesday morning, when the case goes to court. Steve Smallshaw, News7.))
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Still ahead... Roanoke City Councils nixes a plan to honor Martin Luther King.
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And child pornography on the net- Tonight 40 people are under arrest.
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((IT'S CLEAR THERE IS A NEW MARKET FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY IN THE DARK CORNERS OF CYBERSPACE.))
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[OUT Q=of cyberspace.]
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The story coming up next on News 7.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Dazzle again comes up short in its next to last home game of the year. Bonnie talks about a new contract, Stewart gets out of the hospital and gets ready for Bristol, but is Bristol ready for anyone after this week's rain. Some top talent gets a workout at Hargrave, while the Express gets an ECHL player of the week. Tonight on the Big 7.)

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Is a San Francisco Couple responsible for their dog's deadly attack on a neighbor?
Today prosecutors tried to convince a jury they are- while the defense claims it was all just a horrible accident.
As Manuel Galleugs reports the case is expected to go to the jury tomorrow.
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles.]

((SHOWING THE JURY A CAST OF THE DOG'S TEETH ... LEAD PROSECUTOR JIM HAMMER EXPLAINED TO JURORS WHY THEY SHOULD CONVICT MARJORIE KNOLLER OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER.
-SOT- JIM HAMMER, PROSECUTOR

THE PROSECUTION CONCEDES KNOLLER AND HER HUSBAND ROBERT NOEL HAD NO INTENT TO KILL 33 YEAR OLD DIANE WHIPPLE. BUT JURORS WERE TOLD HOW THE COUPLE WAS NEGLIGENT AND THAT THEY CONTINUALLY IGNORED WARNINGS ABOUT HOW DANGEROUS THEIR DOGS WERE. I dare the defense to tell you that these dogs weren't time bombs. KNOLLER FACES FIFTEEN YEARS IN PRISON IF CONVICTED OF 2ND DEGREE MURDER. NOEL FACES FOUR YEARS FOR INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER. NEDRA RUIZ, DEFENSE ATTY. These dogs were not acquired by Marjorie to guard or intimidate. DEFENSE ATTORNEY NEDRA RUIZ ARGUED THE ATTACK WAS NOTHING MORE THAN A HORRIBLE ACCIDENT. AND THAT MOST OF THE TIME THE DOGS WERE LOVING AND FRIENDLY. DURING THREE DAYS OF TESTIMONY, A TEARFUL MARJORIE KNOLLER SAID SHE DID EVERYTHING SHE COULD TO SAVE WHIPPLE. IN U.S. HISTORY, THERE'S ONLY BEEN ONE SECOND-DEGREE MURDER CONVICTION IN A DOG MAULING CASE -- NOT IN CALIFORNIA. AND DEPENDING ON HOW THIS JURY RULES, IT COULD INFLUENCE FUTURE CASES NATIONWIDE. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))

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The FBI says dozens of people in 26 states have been charged in an Internet Child pornography ring.
40 people have been arrested and 50 more could be jailed by weeks end in Operation Candyman.
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((BRUCE GEBHARDT/FBI; THEY INCLUDE MEMBERS OF THE CLERGY, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, A NURSE, A TEACHERS AIDE, A SCHOOL BUS DRIVER.))
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At the center of the sting is the Candyman E-mail group with an estimated seven thousand members.
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((AS IT'S NAME IMPLIES THE CANDYMAN EMAIL GROUP HAD A SINGLE PURPOSE IN MIND AS WELL TO EXPLOIT AND DEGRADE CHILDREN.))
[BUTT TO 16:34:11] ((JOHN ASHCROFT/U. S. ATTORNEY GENERAL; I'D LIKE TO WARN THOSE INVOLVED IN CHILD PORNOGRAPHY... LAW ENFORCEMENT AT ALL LEVELS WILL USE RESOURCES TO PROSECUTE YOU TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.))
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Ashcroft says e-mail group members used the "Candyman web site" to post, download and share pornographic images of children.

[City-Council]


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Efforts to honor Dr. Martin Luther King in the city of Roanoke have been mired in controversy.
And today, the latest proposal was defeated by a divided city council.
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Members were considering whether to re-name the portion of Elmwood Park between Bullitt Avenue and Franklin Road in memory of the civil rights leader.
The proposal had the support of a broad-based committee, but also opposition from Roanokers who believe the city should do more to recognize King's contributions.
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((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: AND UNTIL WE ARE READY TO HONOR DR. KING IN THE WAY WHICH HE NEEDS TO BE HONORED, THEN I THINK IT IS LESS THAN HONORABLE TO DO ANYTHING.)) ((REV. E.M. MITCHELL/COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR: IT WAS NOT A COMPROMISE. I THINK LINDA WYATT COPPED OUT TODAY. HER STATEMENTS WERE WRONG. THIS COMMITTEE WAS SCARED OF NOBODY. THIS COMMITTEE STUCK TO ITS GUNS AND I THINK SHE OWES THE COMMITTEE AN APOLOGY.))
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City Council defeated the Elmwood Park proposal on a vote of four to three.
The decision angered supporters of the plan, who say they now fear that any effort to honor King with a Roanoke memorial is doomed.
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He was alive when he boarded the plane...
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[SUPER=03-Des Moines, IA]

...and by the end of the flight he was dead. A flight attendant for America West Express says that the 80- year- old man was breathing when she lifted him from his wheelchair and into his seat. But-- upon arrival from Phoenix to Des Moines-- the man was pronounced dead. The man had a history of heart and kidney- related problems. The airline says that the family and crew checked on him during the flight and he was O-K. The F-A-A says it's looking into whether the airline and crew followed regulations.
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He led one area city for more than two decades... now he's being honored with the sports complex he helped create.
We'll tell you who next on News 7.
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And from punk to funk, the latest class inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

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The athletic facilities credited to former Salem Mayor Jim Taliaferro now sport his name.
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The City of Salem today announced the city's Civic Center, baseball and football fields will all fall under one name: The James E. Taliaferro Sports Complex and Entertainment Center. The long-time mayor is credited with developing the sporting facilities which bring an estimated 70-to 80-million dollars into the local economy. Taliaferro, who left office in 1992 after serving 22 years, says he's proud of his legacy even though he never planned on leaving one.
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[IN Q=Never gave it a moment's thought.]

((JIM TALIAFERRO/FORMER SALEM MAYOR: NEVER GAVE IT A MOMENT'S THOUGHT. NEVER THOUGHT I'D EVEN BE MAYOR. DIDN'T GO IN THERE FOR THAT. I WENT IN THERE FOR EDUCATION.))
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[OUT Q=went in there for education.]
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Those who worked with him say they learned a lot from Taliaferro.
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[SOT 6:55:00-6:55:17]
[IN Q=Very astute. Always did his homework.]

((FOREST JONES/SALEM CITY MANAGER: VERY ASTUTE. ALWAYS DID HIS HOMEWORK. THAT'S THE ONE THING I ALWAYS HAVE ADMIRED .. BEFORE HE CAME OUT, BEFORE HE SAID ANYTHING, HE ALWAYS DID HIS HOMEWORK. MAYBE 10 TIMES OUT OF 10 HE WAS ALWAYS RIGHT.))
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[OUT Q=he was always right.]
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The road leading up to the Civic Center will also be renamed as Taliaferro Way.
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The Dazzle plays its next to last home game of the year. Tony Stewart gets out of the hospital. Big Jim takes a well deserved bow in Salem. Plus, Bonnie Ball, and some Hargrave football news.
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[super=03-Roanoke/Last Friday; :00]

But first in tonight Extra Point - Express newcomer Jeff Johnstone was named the ECHL's Player of the Week today. The right winger scored eight points in three games in the week that ended on Sunday. On behalf of Jeff Johnstone, a case of pucks will be donated Roanoke's youth hockey organization.
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[S-Dazzle]


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The Dazzle played its next to last home game of the year last night. Derrick Hines played a game high 33 minutes and scored a game high 19 points.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Asheville vs. Roanoke; :00]

Kent Davison has had to make so many roster moves this season that he decided to go with one more last night and put a little "Bite" in the Dazzle lineup. Off the inbounds pass, Hines finds Anthony Pelle, who slices inside and scores with the strong move to the hoop. Chris Carrawell, the former Duke star, backs in and takes the rock right at Pelle on the other end for the score. Artie Griffin back after a spell on the injured list, fires up the long three pointer and connects. But Roanoke shot just 27 percent for the game and scored only 5 points in the second quarter.
[SUPER=33-Asheville/71/Roanoke/61;]

Roanoke outrebounded the visitors, but loses last night 71-to-61 to fall 18 games under 500 for the season.
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[S-Bonnie]


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The Virginia Tech women's team hosts Vermont Wednesday night at seven at Cassell Coliseum in the WNIT quarterfinals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


In reaching this round of the WNIT, the Hokies have now put together five straight seasons with 20 or more wins.

Bonnie Henrickson has also taken Tech to five consecutive post season appearances. She has two years remaining on her current contract and she will begin negotiations on an extension at season's end.

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[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/112 Wins in Five Years; :00]
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[OUT Q=and we can get quality people here"]
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[S-WDBJ]


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The Road to the Final Four resumes Thursday night here on WDBJ-7.
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[go to pinnacle 6998] The games begin with Duke and Indiana from the South region at 7:30. The second game has Pittsburgh and Kent State - the Golden Flashes have now won 20 straight contests.
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[go to pinnacle 6999] Friday night U-Conn goes against one of the remaining Cinderellas - Southern Illinois and former Hokie Rolan Roberts.

And Friday night late - Maryland takes on Kentucky. All the action is right here on WDBJ-7.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tony Stewart is back home and trying to get his head and body straight to do battle with Bristol this weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/Fox Sports-NASCAR; :00]

Stewart spent Sunday night in a Florence, South Carolina hospital for observational purposes after he was involved in this multi-car wreck Sunday at Darlington. He had an MRI yesterday morning that turned out to be negative Stewart was briefly knocked unconscious and later complained of numbness in his lower back and left foot.
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[S-Gibbs]


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Rest assured that the folks in the NASCAR garage area will give Tony some good natured ribbing about him being too "hard headed." to get hurt. Tony is one of those "what you see is what you get" kind of guys. His car owner, Joe Gibbs, has seen his kind before during his days with the Redskins.
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[OUT Q=...growing process."]
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[S-Bristol]


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Dave Marcis racing has entered this weekend's race at Bristol at the last minute to help NASCAR avoid its first less than full field since 1997.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bristol, TN; :00]

One thing that is full is the campground outside of the track. Full of water! These race fans who arrive at the track Sunday night looking to get a prime camping spot instead got a prime fishing spot.
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38 high school post grad students, including some Friday Football Extra stars were in Chatham today
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[SUPER=03-Chatham; :00]


as Hargrave Military Academy held one of it's combines on campus.
Some of the nation's top high school prospects were put through drills ranging from the 40 yard dash to the vertical jump.
Only five to ten of these football players will earn a spot on the Hargrave football roster for next season.
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[OUT Q=.....athletic scholarship"]
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[Rock-Roll]


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He gave musical life to private-eye John Shaft... tonight he was given a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Issaac Hayes was among those unducted tonight.
Also among the honored guests... Tom Petty
The Ramones and the Talking heads whose careers began int he mid 70's in New York- are being honored at the Waldorf-Astoria.
Also inducted tonight, Brenda Lee and the late Country guitar picker Chet Atkins. (------------)