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Coming up on News 7-
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Firefighters work the line tonight at the brush and tire fires in Roanoke County.
We'll have a live report with the latest.
The sentence is thrown out.. This woman will not be stoned to death.
Plus the state of Texas may file charges against Russell Yates.
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News 7 is next.

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Firefighters work around the clock to keep the upper hand on a brush and tire fire still burning in Roanoke County.
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[PM-Fire]


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The fire has scorched hundreds of acres in and around the Keeling tire dump in Roanoke County.
Right now the brush fire is under control, but the tire-fire is still going strong.
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Teresa Hamilton is at the fire command post tonight.
What's the latest?
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[Fire-Neighborhood]


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Winds are bringing smoke and ash from the fire right to Roanoke County homes.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


To check air quality, about 15 monitors are in place throughout the county.
So far no hazardous chemicals have been detected.
The haze is just a nuisance to some residents who continued their daily outdoor activities despite the smoky smell.
But the health department is warning those with asthma or emphysema to stay inside until the smoke clears.
They say the hotter the fire burns the better -- that way less debris escapes from the flames.
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[IN Q=When you have the worst]

((CHARLOTTE ENGLEBY/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT; LAST NIGHT WE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE WHEN THEY HAD THE BURN, THE DOOR WAS OPEN. BUT THERE ARE ASHES INSIDE MY HOUSE ON THE WINDOW SEAL, SO IT'S VERY SMOKY.))
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[OUT Q=very smoky.]
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Officials will continue to monitor air quality for several weeks.
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[Wilder-Efficiency]


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It appears that the panel studying government efficiency will miss its first deadline.
Governor Mark Warner expects the commission to give him specific recommendations that can be acted on by August first.
But the panel's chairman, former Governor Doug Wilder, says that's unlikely to occur.
He says commission members need an additional four to six weeks to generate the report.

[Rockbridge-Fatal]


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An elderly woman died in an accident on Interstate 81 this evening.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
State police say the 74-year old woman got on the interstate at Exit 180 in Rockbridge County going the wrong direction.
Troopers say while she was trying to turn around, her car was t-boned by a Ford Explorer headed South.
The woman died at the scene... her passenger was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with very serious injuries.


The driver of the Explorer was taken to a hospital in Lexington and is expected to be transferred to Roanoke Memorial.
His injuries are said to be NOT life-threatening.
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[Grandin-Theatre]


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By this summer, the marquee will light up again at Roanoke's historic Grandin Theatre.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Grandin Theatre Foundation today announced it'll buy the 1930's era landmark for 375-thousand dollars. The money will come from 800-thousand dollars already raised in cash, pledges, matching funds from the city of Roanoke and anticipated grants and tax credits. But fundraising will go on as the group tries to meet its one point two million dollar goal.
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[IN Q=Everybody loves the Grandin...]

((ANN TRINKLE/GRANDIN THEATRE FOUNDATION CO-CHAIR: EVERYBODY LOVES THE GRANDIN AND WANTS TO SEE IT REOPENED AND NOW THAT THE PURCHASE IS DONE AND THE BUILDING IS OURS WE CAN REALLY MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Ann Trinkle/Grandin Theatre Foundation Co-Chair;]
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[OUT Q=we can really move forward with this.]
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The Foundation will take over operations from current owner Julie Hunsaker who closed the art-deco movie house in November. Plans are to renovate and refurbish the Grandin and reopen it in July.
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[Yates]


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The State of Texas may be going after Andrea Yates husband, Rusty.
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The Prosecutor tells CBS News he's assigned a prosecutor to look into whether there's possible culpability.
That could include crimes of omission and child endangerment.
Yates blames doctors for not diagnosing Andrea- and his wife for not disclosing her delusional thoughts of the devil.
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[SOT 20:26:40]

((RUSSELL YATES; IF THEY HAD GIVEN HER THE SAME MEDICINE THAT WORKED BEFORE, IF THEY LEFT HER IN THE HOSPITAL UNTIL SHE WAS WELL ANY NUMBER OF THINGS IN HER MEDICAL TREATMENT, THIS WOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED.))
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But a psychiatrist who treated Andrea had warned Russell that if Andrea got pregnant again- the post partum psychosis that twice drove her to attempt suicide would likely return with a vengeance.
But legal analysts say prosecuting Russell Yates will be tough.
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[SOT 20:27:33]
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((ANDREW COHEN/LEGAL ANALYST: FOR THEM NOW TO SAY THAT HE IS TO BLAME.. THAT MAY BE A STRETCH.))
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Yates' attorney says Rusell is innocent of any wrongdoing- he's a victim.
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[Middle-East]


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It is still up in the air whether Israel will allow Yassir Arafat to attend this week's Arab League summit in Lebanon.
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Arafat told ABC news he's worried Israel might not let him back in if he goes.
At the summit, leaders will discuss a new Middle East Peace plan drawn up by Saudi Arabia.
It requires Israel to give to the Palestinians land it won during the 1967 war...
That includes the West Bank where most of the Jewish settlements are.
The Saudi proposal also names Jerusalem as the capital of a new Palestine.
Unless there is an end to the violence soon- Israel may see a military assault as the only answer.
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((JUSTICE MINISTER ME'IR SHITREET/ISRAELI JUSTICE MINISTER: I WOULD PREFER TO GO IN IF IT'S NEEDED TO A TOTAL WAR AGAINST THE PALESTINIANS REOCCUPYING EVERYTHING, UP TOO THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF TERROR.))
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Tonight the international community is calling for a ceasefire that will let Arafat join the summit for one more try at peace.
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[Adultery]


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It may sound like something out of the middle ages- but a woman was set to be stoned to death for adultery in Nigeria. That sentence though is being thrown out.
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A Muslim appeals court says there's not enough evidence to justify capital punishment.
The woman was originally convicted of conceiving a child with a married neighbor.
The court ordered she be stoned while the lower part of her body was buried in the sand.
The appeals court claimed her alleged confession was inadmissible because police had not adequately informed the 35 year old mother of five... of the crime's seriousness under Islamic law.
Also, the woman calls the conception a rape.
The case has sparked international outrage against the Nigerian courts that carry out punishments such as beheadings, stonings and amputations.
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No word on what if anything would happen to the man involved.
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The nation's airports are supposed to be a lot safer since September 11th, right?
Next on News 7, a new government study says there are still a lot of loop-holes.
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Plus a firefighters battle a forest fire in Wythe County.
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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 beautiful spring conditions take us to the high school diamond in the Mount and the college base paths tonight in Salem. Plus, JJ earns more all-America honors, while Teamer also lands a big national honor. Grant Noel makes his bid to run the show without debate, and this Carr is through driving the hoop show in Lynchburg t

onight on the Big 7.))[Airport-Screeners]


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It may be easier to get weapons through airport checkpoints that most people think.
Results of a White House ordered undercover investigation are out- Teri Okita has details.
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((CBS NEWS HAS CONFIRMED A NEW TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT REPORT SHOWS AIRPORT SECURITY SCREENERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE FAILED TO DETECT POTENTIALLY DEADLY WEAPONS. GOVERNMENT SOURCES SAY AIRPORT SECURITY TESTS CONDUCTED FROM NOVEMBER TO FEBRUARY SHOW SCREENERS FAILED TO DETECT KNIVES MORE THAN 70-PERCENT OF THE TIME, SIMULATED EXPLOSIVES 60-PERCENT OF THE TIME, AND GUNS IN ALMOST A THIRD OF THE TESTS. AND ABOUT HALF OF THE TIME, INVESTIGATORS WERE ABLE TO SNEAK ABOARD PLANES OR EVEN GET ONTO THE AIRPORT TARMAC. Teri Okita/Reporting: THE INVESTIGATORS TESTED SECURITY SYSTEMS AT 32-AIRPORTS LARGE AND SMALL AT A TIME WHEN THE AIRLINES AND THE F-A-A WERE STILL IN CHARGE. Ari Fleischer/White House Spokesman: It was actually carried out prior to the federal government's takeover of aviation security, which, if you recall, took place on February 17th. THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS SECURITY GETS BETTER AT THE AIRPORTS EVERY DAY NOW THAT THE NEW TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION THE T-S-A HANDLES ALL CHECKPOINTS. AND THE AGENCY IS HIRING 30-THOUSAND FEDERAL EMPLOYEES TO TAKE OVER THE SCREENING PROCESS. BUT SOME AVIATION EXPERTS SAY ITS JUST MORE OF THE SAME, AND THE SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE COMPLETELY REVAMPED. Michael Boyd/Aviation Expert: The public should not be bamboozled when the new TSA, transportation security agency, comes out and says, Were fixing this problem. The FAA and the DOT have been saying that for 20-years. It isn't fixed. Were still at risk. PROOF THE PROBLEM ISN'T FIXED: FROM LATE OCTOBER THROUGH THE BEGINNING OF MARCH, THE F-A-A REPORTS ALMOST 60-EVACUATIONS AT AIRPORTS AFTER CHECKPOINT SLIP-UPS CAUSING ALMOST 25-HUNDRED FLIGHTS TO BE DELAYED OR CANCELED. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[NM-Fires]


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Hundreds are heading home tonight in New Mexico...
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Wildfires forced them from their homes Saturday and now many are getting a look at what is left. About 800- acres blazed-- destroying some 30 homes in an upscale neighborhood. Many of those were vacation homes. But for others-- lifetime memories had to be left behind.
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((DARRELL WILLIS/ FIREFIGHTER: THE DEVESTATION. THESE'S PEOPLE'S LIVES, WHETHER THEY'RE 10 YEARS OLD OR 50 YEARS OLD, ALL THEIR HEIRLOOMS AND EVERYTHING IS GONE. THERE'S NOTHING LEFT.))
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The fire started after someone dumped fireplace ashes in their back yard. The Fire spread out quickly but officials say it is now 60- percent contained.
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[Wythe-Fire]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[FIRE MAP FS]
Over a hundred acres of brush and timber have been burned by a fire in Wythe County.
It started around noon, in the Stroupe (stroop) Mountain area south of Wytheville.
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[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.]


State and federal firefighters are trying to contain the fire as it moves along a ridge.
A helicopter is dropping buckets of water on the flames as well.
Officials don't know yet how it started.
So far, the fire has stayed away from the homes in the area and no one has been evacuated.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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One area university has a new leader tonight.
We'll hear from her when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And later they're after more than sea-shells.
This is an easter-egg dive.
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[Commercial]

[Shell-Penzoil]


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A big deal in the oil business.
Shell says it's buying Pennzoil-Quaker State for nearly two billion dollars.
The company also says the deal has already been approved by Pennzoil-Quaker's board of directors and is expected to be completed during the second half of this year.
Pennzoil-Quaker State is the United State's biggest maker of motor oil and owns Jiffy Lube, the nation's biggest group of oil-changer stores.

[Hollins-President]


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Hollins University's new President met faculty and students today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Then Nora Kizer Bell was introduced to the media. She's a big believer in single- sex education. She's a graduate of Randolph Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg. As the President of Wesleyan College in Macon Georgia- -the nation's oldest college for women- - she's looking forward
to returning to Virginia to head the state's oldest women's college.
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((NORA KIZER BELL/HOLLINS UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT; IT'S NATIONAL RECOGNIZED FOR A NUMBER OF ITS PROGRAMS RIGHT NOW, AND I CAN SEE IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE TO TAKE HOLLINS TO THE TOP TIER.))
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She says the only thing she can see, so far, that might need changing is to better market Hollins... so that it can gain visibility beyond the mid-Atlantic states.
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[S-Extra]


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High school baseball, college softball, ODAC golf and coaching news, plus more red, white and blue stuff for JJ, and Grant Noel checking in from Tech spring football.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

First in tonight's Extra Point - UVa's phenomenal first year player Brandi Teamer has been named the national freshman of the year in NCAA women's college hoops. She's in fine company as UConn's Sue Bird was named the player of the year. Teamer started all 30 games for UVa averaging 14 points and 9 rebounds a contest. Now tonight's NCAA women's elite eight scoreboard.
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Region Final/;]
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[S-Eagles]


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While the Major Leagues are deep into spring training, high school baseball is in full swing. We head to Rocky Mount to check out the 2002 Franklin County Eagles.
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/Bulldogs vs. Eagles; :00]


The 2 and OH Eagles would play host to the Martinsville Bulldogs in their third game of the season.
After the Dogs took a one nothing lead, the Eagles take flight in the bottom half of the first. Early Page gets a hold of this Adam Wyatt pitch. The base hit is gonna score Jesse Bowles and Jacob Naff. 3-1 Eagles.
A few batters later, Jason Jones connects on a bloop single to center that plates Page and the count is now 5-1 Franklin County.
[SUPER=34-Franklin Co./17/Martinsville/5;]


Travis Hundley then cranks this shot down the third base line and two more runs come on down. 7-1 Eagles and Franklin County improves to 3 and OH on the season with the 17-to-5 win.
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[S-Softball]


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A beautiful night for college softball at the Moyer Complex last night as Roanoke College played host to Randolph Macon Woman's College.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/RMWC vs. Roanoke; :00]

The doubleheader was all Roanoke as the Maroons won the opening game 13-to-0 and then got busy in the second one. Mary Thomas, formerly of Cave Spring, hammers one to left field. Kim Rowe scores from second and Roanoke is in front 7-to-nothing in the second inning. Now in the third, Heather Stultz, the former Byrd star, will hit the ball to short, but Crystal Hillman beats the throw home with the slide and everyone is safe. The rout would continue as Salem's Liz Croy whacks one into left field.
[super=34-RMWC/0/Roanoke/23;]

Sarah Chewning will score from third and Ashley Loeback crosses from second. Roanoke wins game two of the doubleheader 23 to 0.
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[S-ODAC]


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The Bridgewater College Eagles made some history yesterday winning the school's first ever round robin golf tournament at London Downs in Lynchburg. Shawsville grad Tommy Cerva led the Eagles to the 4 stroke win over second place Lynchburg.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/2001 Season;:00]

Speaking of Lynchburg, earlier last night head basketball coach Ron Carr resigned after two years with the Hornets. In two seasons his teams won just 6 games and lost 44.
Carr coached at Longwood for ten seasons and spent a year at Rockbridge County high school before landing in Lynchburg.
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[S-Huggins]


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The West Virginia Mountaineers have failed in their attempt to hire Bob Huggins as their new head basketball coach. WVU had put together an annual deal worth one million a season, but it wasn't enough to lure Huggins back to his alma mater and away from the University of Cincinnati.

[S-Redick]


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JJ Redick has picked up another national honor. The Cave Spring senior has been named a PARADE all-American.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-This Season; :00]

Redick, who earlier this year was named a McDonald's All-American, lands on PARADE's second team of 10 players. In all 40 players from across the US are on the team. You can check out the entire all-American list in this coming Sunday's PARADE magazine in your Sunday paper. Look for Sandra Bullock on the cover and JJ Redick name on page 16.
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Get ready for the final four madness of March to climax this weekend.
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[go to pinnacle] Saturday Oklahoma and Indiana tip-off the doubleheader at 6:07. The Maryland-Kansas game should start at 8:47. The NCAA says it will officially tip-off 40 minutes after the end of the first game right here on WDBJ-7.
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[S-NASCAR]


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NASCAR's has cracked the whip on several drivers for running their filthy mouths and using a chrome bumper this past weekend at Bristol.
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[VO NAT CON'T]
[SUPER=03-Welcome, NC; :00]

For starters, Kevin Harvick, on the right, was fined $15 thousand and placed on probation until August 28th for his run-in with Greg Biffle in Saturday's Busch race. His RCR teammate Robby Gordon was fined $10 thousand and placed on probation until August 28th, as well for his run-in with Dale Earnhardt, Junior yesterday.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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Dale Junior was fined just $5 thousand dollars and he was NOT placed on any kind of probation.

[S-Tech]


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Day number two of spring football practice is over for the Hokies.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;:00]

Right now, four quarterbacks - Grant Noel, Bryan Randall, Chris Clifton and Will Hunt are currently taking snaps. But by this time next week - the Hokies will more than likely have asked at least two of these guys to play another position.
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[OUT Q=...DO THAT."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Without a doubt, Grant Noel is the number one quarterback and it will take a lot of unseat him. Noel understands better than anyone that it's his job to lose.
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[OUT Q=...THIS SPRING."]
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[S-Express]


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While the Roanoke Express will wrap up the regular season this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The Roanoke Junior Express hockey team already has won the Mid Atlantic Hockey League championship and finished its season 14-1 and 1.
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[OUT Q=.....travel division"]
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[VO-NAT(con't)]

The biggest victories for these kids appear to be the lessons learned off the ice.
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[Egg-Dive]


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Sometimes you just have to DIVE on in for Easter Eggs...
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[SUPER=03-Key West, FL]

The Key West Scuba Club made a splash with their "Great Underwater Easter Egg Hunt" this weekend. About 50- people geared up-- including a flipper- hopping Easter Bunny-- to find some 200- eggs hidden in a sheltered lagoon. Participants had to keep their goggles clear to find the prized gold and silver eggs shells among the sea shells. (------------) Those who could wade out the hunt with the most eggs received a dive, snorkel and sailing trip.