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Coming up on News 7 -
The latest Enron casualty- Arthur Anderson's CEO is resigning...
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The Feds may take over cleanup of a tire dump fire in Roanoke County.
Plus how snacking is really bringing in the cash to one local city.
And Britney's fans boo her. Find out why.
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[Anchor=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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Today's rain arrives as a mixed blessing for residents and those battling a tire and brush fire in Roanoke County.
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Rain has helped bring the brush and forest fire under control... which helps the clear the way for the federal government to get more involved. But today's precipitation also has a downside in terms of the tire fire-- [***NEWS 7 @ 11 MB GRAPHIC***]
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Teresa Hamilton is here now with more
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Jean, a health advisory remains in affect tonight and there is a concern about run-off from the site of the tire dump... But county officials are viewing the rain as more of a blessing... because it's now one step closer to getting even more help from the Environmental Protection Agency.
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((The forest and brush fire that's consumed some one thousand acres since Saturday afternoon is now officially under control-- a welcome relief for those fighting the fire.
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((RICK BURCH: WE'RE VERY PLEASED WITH THAT... BEFORE THE EPA COULD COME IN AND ASSESS THE TIRE SITE. )) Roanoke County fire and rescue chief Rick Burch expects to hand clean up and management of the tire fire over to the E-P-A in a matter of days. He says the hold up now is waiting for air quality at the site of the tire fire to improve. The E-P-A also has to secure permission from the owner of the tire dump to access the property.
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((We're really.... those matters up ))
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Back at the site of the tire fire-- run off is now a concern. But officials say they were prepared for today's rain and that no problems have been detected-- though a health advisory remains in affect.
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((IT IS..... AT THIS POINT.))
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More air testing will be taking place.... in the meantime people with lung or heart problems are being advised to stay indoors.
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The cause of this brush and tire fire has still NOT been determined. Nor has a cost for clean-up. And, Jean, Chief Burch said today-- that this tire fire could continue to burn for months.

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Technology that was deployed during the Olympics and the Super Bowl, will help hazmat teams fighting the Roanoke County tire fire.
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Low clouds kept the Aero Commander in its hangar today, but once the weather clears it will fly over the tire dump and gather information on the fire.
Under contract to the E-P-A, the twin engine, high wing aircraft is equipped with high resolution cameras and equipment that can identify toxic chemicals.
It also uses infrared technology to help crews on the ground find the fire's hotspots.
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((KEVIN LARSON/EPA ON-SCENE COORDINATOR: THEY CAN USUALLY DO THAT, BUT WE CAN FLY OVER IT AND NOT PUT ANYONE AT RISK, WALKING THROUGH AN AREA THAT COULD COLLAPSE INTO A HOT ZONE.))
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The plane and its crew have been called out for train derailments, but this is their first tire fire. They were also on hand at the Super Bowl and the Olympics, prepared to respond in the event of a terrorist attack.
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[County-Supervisors]


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Members of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors say they've been criticized by some residents who believe the county did not do enough to prevent the tire fire.
But today they defended the steps they've taken during the last decade to address the problem.
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County officials responded to rumors that they had rejected legitimate offers to clean up the tires at no cost to the county. Officials say that is simply untrue.
And though the clean-up was slow in starting, they insist the county did the best it could with a difficult situation.
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((FUZZY MINNIX/CAVE SPRING SUPERVISOR: THIS IS NOT NAZI GERMANY. THIS IS NOT COMMUNIST RUSSIA. YOU JUST CAN'T GO AND TAKE PEOPLE'S PROPERTY. THE PROCESS YOU MUST GO THROUGH SOMETIMES TAKES YEARS, BECAUSE OF APPEAL TO APPEAL.))
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During today's meeting, officials recognized the local, state and federal agencies that came to the county's aid after the dump caught fire.
They say the Roanoke Valley hasn't seen that level of cooperation since the Flood of '85.
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[Bumbry]


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A witness to a deadly shooting outside a Roanoke restaurant is now charged with passing counterfeit money.
A federal indictment against James Albert Bumbry Junior was unsealed today.
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Bumbry, seen here at the funeral of Keith Bailey, is one of two known witnesses to the man's death.
Bailey was shot during a scuffle in the parking lot of O'Charley's Restaurant in February.
Timothy Workman, a federal drug enforcement agent from Texas, is charged with his murder.
He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for later this week.
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[Anderson-CEO]


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Arthur Anderson's Chief Executive has resigned- after mounting pressure from the accounting firm's role in the Enron scandal.
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Joseph Berardino is the latest casualty in the Enron scandal.
He says the ''improper shredding'' of Enron documents took place on his watch, and it's best for the accounting firm that he leaves.
Andersen is charged with obstruction of justice in the Enron probe.
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[Energy-Documents]


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Meanwhile the Energy department released 11 thousand pages of documents- related to the making of Energy policy.


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At least 36 times Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham met representatives of the energy industry to talk about policy-
That compares to zero meetings with environmental groups.
The White House calls it a distortion saying everyone was consulted- just not by the Secretary.
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((ARI FLEISCHER: SO PEOPLE ARE FOCUSING ON ONE PERSON AS OPPOSED TO ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE PART OF THE ENERGY PLAN.))
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But critics charge that to be part of the energy plan, you had to pay.
On the list of the 36 who met Abraham, 19 were strong Republican donors.
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((LAWRENCE NOBLE/EXEC. DIRECTOR CENTER FOR RESPONSIVE POLITICS: I DEFINITELY SEE A CONNECTION TO THE MONEY. THE ENERGY INDUSTRY HAS OVERALL GIVEN FAR MORE TO THE REPUBLICANS THAN TO THE DEMOCRATS. IN FACT THEY TEND TO GIVE ABOUT 75 PERCENT OF THEIR MONEY TO THE REPUBLICANS.))
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And the environmental group that sued to see the documents- says scores of memos were wiped clean- blacked out.
It'll challenge that in court.
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[International-Sport]


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The bankruptcy of a Florida travel company has left Virginia Tech and James Madison University thousands of dollars in the hole.
Tech's marching band and J-M-U's choir both made reservations last year with the company, International Sport.
The trips had to be canceled when the company filed for bankruptcy in November.
James Madison is trying to recover 49-thousand dollars, while students at Virginia Tech say they're owed about 67-hundred dollars.

[Haynes]


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The prosecutor called him a sexual predator.
But Christopher Haynes attorney says his client is truly sorry for killing a Hooter's waitress in Roanoke last year.
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At today's sentencing hearing, the DEFENSE asked a city detective to play part of a taped statement in which Haynes confessed to the crime. Much of it was unintelligible weeping. Haynes told the judge he took full responsibility for killing 20-year old Tina Foster.
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((CHRISTOPHER HAYNES/MURDERER; I HAD A GOOD LIFE. BUT I TOOK AWAY SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE. I DON'T PUT BLAME ON NO ONE, ESPECIALLY MS FOSTER. SHE'S INNOCENT. SHE DIDN'T DESERVE TO LOSE HER LIFE THAT NIGHT.))
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The judge offered no comment, quickly sentencing the 27-year old Army specialist to life in prison.
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[Clower]


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The Henry County administrator was committed to a mental hospital today, after he apparently tried to kill himself.
Sheriff Frank Cassell says deputies found Sid (CLOUGH-er) Clower in some woods behind the county administration building this morning, after a brief search.
Cassell says Clower had a gun and was threatening to shoot himself.
Clower was taken into custody, without a struggle.
Cassell says county officials became concerned about Clower after he left a note on the desk of an assistant, indicating that he might harm himself.

[Slaves-Suit]


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Slavery ended in the United States more than a hundred years ago-- but just today three federal lawsuits have been filed over the practice...
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The three suits were filed on behalf of the 35- million descendants of African slaves. The cases are filed against Aetna Insurance Company, the FleetBoston Financial Services Group and railroad giant C-S-X. The suits claim the three corporations and as many as a thousand others profited from slavery and sometimes helped it continue in the U-S between 16-19 and 18-65.
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((ROGER WAREHAM/ PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY: THE TENANT OF US LAW IS WHERE THERE IS A WRONG THERE IS A REMEDY... AND THAT'S WHY WE ARE SEEKING.. A REMEDY.))
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The Plaintiff's say that any money recovered would go to a fund to improve health, education and housing opportunities for blacks.
Aetna says it doesn't believe a court would permit a suit over events hundreds of years old. C-S-X says the suits have no merit.
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Two Virginia men are implicated in a suicide bomb plot.
Details on that next on News 7.
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Plus, the pilots from the carrier Roosevelt roar back into the United States.
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[Sports-preview]


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It appears a suicide bombing allegedly planned by two Virginia men was averted-
Court papers unsealed today in Alexandria suggest the two Arab American residents took an "El-Al flight" to Israel late last year- but never made it past Israeli airport security.
Aleen Sirgany has more.
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((TOO OFTEN, SUICIDE BOMBINGS IN ISRAEL GO UNDETECTED UNTIL IT'S TOO LATE. BUT APPARENTLY NOT THIS TIME. THE F.B.I. SAYS A PLOT BY TWO AMERICANS TO CARRY OUT A RECENT SUICIDE ATTACK ... MAY HAVE BEEN AVERTED. THE TWO VIRGINIA MEN, ONE OF PALESTINIAN, THE OTHER OF ERITREAN DESCENT, WERE STOPPED BY EL AL AIRLINES SECURITY IN NEW YORK LAST DECEMBER. THEY WERE TRAVELING TO TEL AVIV. ALTHOUGH U.S. INVESTIGATORS ALLOWED THE PAIR TO BOARD THE FLIGHT, ONE OF THE MEN WAS FOUND CARRYING A FOUR-PAGE LETTER FROM HIS BROTHER WRITTEN IN ARABIC. BOTH MEN WERE DENIED ENTRY INTO ISRAEL, AND SENT BACK TO THE UNITED STATES. F.B.I. DOCUMENTS RELEASED TUESDAY DESCRIBED THE SUSPICIOUS LETTER AS WHAT --QUOTE-- "...APPEARS TO BE A FAREWELL LETTER ... FOR A SUICIDE MISSION IN THE NAME OF JIHAD." THE PAPERS CHARGED ONE OF THE MEN -- MOHAMMED IDRIS OF ANNANDALE, VIRGINIA -- WITH MAKING FALSE DECLARATIONS BEFORE A GRAND JURY ... AND CONCLUDED THAT HIS TRAVEL TO ISRAEL WAS NOT MERELY AS A TOURIST, BUT AS ONE INTENDING TO COMMIT .. OR SUPPORT .. ACTS OF TERRORISM. THE LETTER'S AUTHOR SAYS HE WAS MERELY WISHING HIS BROTHER A SAFE JOURNEY. FEDERAL AGENTS ARE NOW INVESTIGATING WHETHER THE TWO MEN HAD TIES TO TERRORIST GROUPS. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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Aircraft from the U-S-S Theodore Roosevelt roared back into the United States today.
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((NAT SOUND OF AIRCRAFT))
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The naval airwing arrived in "formation" over Norfolk-
The pilots have been overseas for months conducting air strikes on Afghanistan.
The airwing is part of the U-S-S Roosevelt- the ship is due back in port tomorrow morning.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Roosevelt]


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((OH HEAR US CRY TO THEE. FOR THOSE IN PERIL))
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On board the ship is the American flag raised at the ruins of the World Trade Center on September 11th-
The flag was sent to the warship as it steamed toward Afghanistan.
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((CAPT. RICHARD J. O'HANLON/U. S. S. ROOSEVELT; I WILL NEVER FORGET THE SMOKY SMELL AS THE FLAG WAS UNWRAPPED IN MY OFFICE. I WILL ALSO NEVER FORGET THE TR'S FIREFIGHTERS SOLEMNLY CARRYING THE FLAG FROM THE FLIGHT DECK TO THE MAST WHERE IT WAS RAISED AS THOUSANDS CHEERED FROM THE FLIGHT DECK.))
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Today the flag was returned to New York City firefighters at a ceremony on board the ship.
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America's hunger for snack chips is Central Virginia's gain.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
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And some Brits boo Britney.
Find out why next.
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[Commercial][Frito-Lay]


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Thirty million dollars could buy a lot of snack chips.. it also will help MAKE a lot of chips at the Frito-Lay plant in Lynchburg.
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That's how much the company is investing in two new product lines over the next 18 months.
The expansion will make Lynchburg the East Coast producer for Frito-Lay's newest chip.. Tostito's Scoops.
Officials say Americans are demanding more and new snack chips every year.
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[IN Q=While we continue]

((LARRY LIGHTHISER/FRITO-LAY OPERATIONS MANAGER: WHILE WE CONTINUE TO EXPAND OUR MARKETS, OUR GEOGRAPHIES AND THE PRODUCT LINES THAT WE PRODUCE, WE'RE FINDING THAT'S OUR SUCCESS RATE IS PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR THOSE INDULGENT OCCASIONS TO SNACK MORE.))
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Frito-Lay produces more than 45 million pounds of chips at its Lynchburg plant every year.
It currently employs about 400 people.. the expansion will create 100 new jobs.
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[Britney]


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Oops she did it again... a record number of people crowd a London square to see the pop sensation...
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[VO-NAT]
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Britney Spears fans packed (Lice-ter) Leicester Square in hopes of an autograph from the teen idol who was at a premier for her movie "Crossroads." But fans booed the pop princess after she refused to talk or sign autographs. Spears also shocked the crowd by showing up without her boyfriend, Justin Timberlake of N Sync. The tabloids say that its "not that innocent" and that couple broke up. Britney's publicist refuses to comment on the subject. "Crossroads" will light up the big screen in the United Kingdom this Friday.
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[S-Extra]


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The Steam holds tryouts and the Redskins new coach Steve Spurrier says he is ready for the season now, but first our extra point.
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[SUPER=04-ODAC; :00]

The ODAC has a strong presents on the all-state college division basketball team. W & L senior Jessica Mentz was named to the team for the second straight year. She also was named the state's player of the year.
Bridgewater's Kyle Williford has earned the same honor for the men. He was also named ODAC player of the year. Randolph-Macon's Mike Rhoades was named the state's coach of the year.
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[S-NIT]


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The NIT held its version of the final four last night at Madison Square Garden.
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Both teams would battle but the Owls could not stop Memphis freshman DuJaun Wagner. The future NBA star tied a career high with 32 points to lead all scorers. He must decide
[SUPER=33-Memphis/78/Temple/77;]

now if he will enter the draft.
The Owls were led by Alex Wesby's 25 points but Temple finishes the season 18 and 15 after the 78-77 loss in which they missed several potential game winners.
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[anchor=steve]
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Memphis meets South Carolina in the title game, Dave Odom's team beat Syracuse last night in the other semifinal 66 to 59.

[S-Wizards]


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The Wizards next three games after last night are against the Bucks the Mavericks and the Lakers, all playoff locks.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Comcast; :00]


So would Michael Jordan, not starting so as to bring his surgically repaired knee back slowly, let up against the 21 and 47 Denver Nuggets.
Nope! Jordan would see limited action, here he gets his only field goal of the first half.
[SUPER=32-Washington/103/Denver/87;]


Richard Hamilton and Chris Whitney picked up the slack, they combined for 30 points in the first half.
Juwan Howard, the former Wizard, led the way for Denver which lost it's 48th game 103-87.
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[S-Hall]


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UVa senior basketball standout Adam Hall's college career is not over yet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Thursday in Atlanta, Hall is scheduled to compete in the slam dunk competition at the 14th annual college slam dunk and three point basketball championships. The competition tips off at Georgia State University.
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[anchor=steve]
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Former Virginia Tech forward Rolan Roberts, who played for Southern Illinois this past season, will also participate.


[S-Steam]


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The Roanoke Steam is in its third week of training camp.
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[VO-NAT]
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Tonight, the inclement weather forced the team to practice in William Fleming's gym. 25 players worked out, that number will be cut to 21. The coaches are focussed on linemen right now.
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[S-Bryan]


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The Virginia tech football team could not have picked a better day to take off from practice. The Hokies return to work tomorrow.
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So far new offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring says easing into his new responsibilities has been a breeze.
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[S-Skins]


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The media got it's first look at new Redskins coach Steve Spurrier today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn; :00]


Spurrier opened his first NFL mini-camp in a down pour at Redskins' Park.
About 55 players were in uniform for the first day of the three day camp including quarterback Danny Wuerffel. The other quarterback in camp, former Auburn great Dameyune Craig. Spurrier gave the team the playbook for the entire season today.
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[S-Darrell]


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Winston Cup legend Darrell Waltrip is officially coming out of retirement and leaving the broadcast booth to race in the April 13th Advance Auto Parts 250 at the Martinsville Speedway.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]

Waltrip, who won 11 of his 84 Winston Cup events at Martinsville, will be reunited with his old crew chief Jeff Hammond for the race. Waltrip will drive a truck with his old number 17 on the side, and that truck knows how to find victory lane at Martinsville. In 1997 Rich Bickle won the race for DW. The truck Darrell will drive is owned in part by Mark Melling and Lynchburg businessman Jim Harris, a long time backer of Stacy Compton.
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The Roanoke College softball team is rebuilding due to the graduation of two All-Americans and four starters. So far so good, the Maroons are 20 and 2. Intern reporter Meagan Giberson (GUY-ber-sun) has more.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Priscilla Hill/Roanoke Junior Pitcher; :15]
[SUPER=01-Marcie Poff/Roanoke Senior Catcher; :36]
[SUPER=01-Alan Bayse/Roanoke Softball Coach; :52]
[SUPER=01-Meagan Giberson; 1:01]
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[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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((Three time All-American Amy Layman helped Roanoke win 76 games the last two years. Now as an assistant coach, she hopes the knowledge from her 68 career wins can help pitching staff that included one junior and two freshman. ((PRISCILLA HILL/ROANOKE JUNIOR PITCHER:))
Catcher Marcie Poff is one of three seniors battle tested in the national championship round. Experience useful with seven first year players. ((MARCIE POFF/ROANOKE SENIOR CATCHER:))
A fourth straight ODAC title will depend on power at the plate. The Maroons are batting .364 .)) ((ALAN BAYSE/ROANOKE HEAD COACH:)) ((MEAGAN GIBERSON:))