[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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

Support remains solid for a Roanoke church-- as it searches for a new place to call home. Experts sort out ways to smother the fire that continues to burn at a Roanoke County tire dump. And, Norfolk Southern earns a spot among the nation's top companies.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.



[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=]
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[VO-NAT]

Military action intensifies in the Middle East-- as Israel widens what it calls a WAR on Palestinian militants.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Middle-East]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Israel's military has begun what Ariel Sharon calls an uncompromising offensive-- aimed at smashing Palestinian militants. Forces also continue to surround the compound of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat-- who's calling for international help. Jim Acosta brings us the latest from Washington.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ariel Sharon/Israeli Prime Minister; :15]
[SUPER=03-Haifa, Israel; :41]
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/CBS News; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington]

((
(nats of Sharon)

TRACK:
ADDRESSING A WEARY NATION -- PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON DECLARED HIS COUNTRY IS "AT WAR" AGAINST TERROR GROUPS...

(nats of tanks)

AND PROVED IT BY SENDING ISRAELI TANKS FARTHER INTO PALESTINIAN TERRITORY -- ONCE AGAIN CALLING YASSER ARAFAT AN ENEMY OF THE STATE.

SOT: Ariel Sharon, Israeli Prime Minister (60 MINUTES) "Arafat is the

main obstacle for peace in the Middle East."
TRACK: ON "60 MINUTES" -- SHARON SAID IT'S POSSIBLE ISRAEL MAY EXPEL THE PALESTINIAN LEADER FROM HIS LAND. BUT SHARON INSISTED HE IS NOT ACTING ON HIS DECADES OLD GRUDGE WITH HIS LIFELONG ADVERSARY.

SOT: Sharon again (60 MINUTES) "I don't hate anyone. I see the

victims. Our victims. Their victims and I know who's responsible for it."

(nats of Haifa bombing)
(SUPER: HAIFA, ISRAEL)

TRACK: THERE WERE MORE VICTIMS IN TWO SUICIDE BOMBINGS JUST TWO HOURS APART. IN HAIFA -- A MEMBER OF THE MILITANT GROUP HAMAS ATTACKED A RESTAURANT -- KILLING HIMSELF AND 15 DINERS.

(nats of ambulance)
(SUPER: WEST BANK)

OVER IN THE WEST BANK -- ANOTHER BOMBER BLEW UP A PARAMEDICS' DISPATCH STATION -- TAKING HIS OWN LIFE AND WOUNDING FOUR OTHERS.

SOT: Yasser Arafat, Palestinian President "We are in need of urgent

sending of international forces to stop this aggression."

(SUPER: RAMALLAH, WEST BANK)

TRACK: ARAFAT -- STILL SURROUNDED BY ISRAELI TROOPS -- IS CALLING ON THE WORLD TO STEP IN. WITH THE CAMERAS ROLLING -- HE EMBRACED EUROPEAN PEACE DEMONSTRATORS WHO SOMEHOW MADE IT PAST THE ISRAELI BLOCKADE. ))





[Neamo-Krug]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC-33:40]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Both suspects in the killing of a convenience store worker will be arraigned tomorrow in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday]


Roanoke detectives flew in from Nebraska Friday afternoon with 27 year old Mark Lamont Neamo.
He was then taken to the Roanoke City Jail.
18-year old Christopher Brian Krug landed a few minutes later.
He's in the Roanoke County jail.
Both are being held without bond on abduction and firearms charges, in connection with the shootings at the Stop-In on Hershberger Road.
The grand jury will consider additional charges tomorrow.
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[Solid-Rock]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC-1:15:17]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

[*****ANCHOR TAG*****] Less than a week after the Solid Rock Pentecostal Church in Roanoke came down piece by piece, the faith of its members remains rock solid.
The congregation is currently without a home, but as Justin McLeod discovered church members have faith that will soon change.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of singing]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Terri Crowder/Church Member; :19]
[SUPER=01-Chenita Taylor/Church Member; :41]
[SUPER=@justin1; :58]
[SUPER=01-George Taylor/Pastor; 1:28]
[RUNS=2:01]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF SINGING))
This is a church where the will to worship is alive and well, even as it continues to do so without a permanent home.
[SOT 59:57; TAPE 2]
[IN Q=We're still praising]

((TERRI CROWDER/CHURCH MEMBER: WE'RE STILL PRAISING THE LORD. I MEAN EVEN THOUGH THE BUILDING IS GONE I SAY SOLID ROCK IS STILL STANDING.))
[Runs= 06]
[OUT Q=is still standing]

((NAT SOUND OF SERVICE))
Pretty amazing when you consider what this congregation has been through.
Two weeks ago, the city condemend its building after a foundation wall broke, leaving the facade in danger of collapsing.
Last weekend crews came in and demolished the more than fifty year old building.
[SOT 59:11; TAPE 2]
[IN=I had been there]

((CHENITA TAYLOR/CHURCH MEMBER: I HAD BEEN THERE FOR ELEVEN YEARS AND I WAS MARRIED THERE AND A COUPLE OF MORE OF MY SISTERS AND COUSINS WERE MARRIED THERE SO IT.....THE BUILDING MEANT A LOT BUT WE'RE GOING TO STILL KEEP GOING.))
[Runs= 12]
[OUT Q=still keep going]

((NAT SOUND OF SERVICE))
They'll keep going here at Greater Life Ministry Church until further notice.
[SOT 2:41:28; TAPE 2]
[IN Q=It would have cost]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: IT WOULD HAVE COST THE CHURCH MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO FIX ITS FACILITY HERE ON CAMPBELL AVENUE, MONEY THE CHURCH DID NOT HAVE. ALSO ADDING TO THE PROBLEM WAS THE FACT THAT THE INSURANCE COMPANY DENIED THE CHURCH'S CLAIM.))
[Runs= 13]
[OUT Q=the church's claim]

((NAT SOUND))
Church leaders have hired lawyers to look into the matter.
But right now the focus is finding a new church building, one that will most likely cost anywhere between fifty and eighty thousand dollars.
[SOT 56:56]
[IN Q=A lot of people are looking out there]

((GEORGE TAYLOR/PASTOR: A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE LOOKING OUT THERE TO ACTUALLY SEE IF WE WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE IT. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY LOOKING TO SEE IF THE CHRUCHES CAN PULL TOGETHER AND HELP. WE NEED TO JUST GO AHEAD AND PULL TOGETHER AND LET THE DEVIL KNOW HE IS A LIAR. WE ARE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND PULL TOGETHER AND WE'RE GOING TO GET BACK WHERE WE NEED TO BE.))
[Runs= 15]
[OUT Q=we need to be]

((NAT SOUND OF WOMAN IN ORANGE DANCING))
Where the church is now is evident this Easter Sunday.
As the congregation worked to bring the house down, the message was clear, Solid Rock Penetcostal church has nowhere to go but up.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=none]


If you would like to help the church find a new home, a fund for donations has been set up at First Union Bank on Melrose Avenue in Roanoke.


[Baptist-Choir]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC-30:19]
[GRAPHIC=none]

An all star cast from many area churches came together to perform today.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND FULL OF CHOIR]
[RUNS=:06]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Valley Baptist Association held its first ever Easter concert at the Jefferson Center this afternoon.
What makes it unique is the 130 member choir is made up of churches from all over the Roanoke Valley.
Today's concert featured traditional and modern hymns as well as gospel music.
The event was free and more than nine hundred people came out for the performance.
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[Tire-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC-55:50]
[GRAPHIC=Tire Fire]


The E-P-A has called in some experts to help with that tire dump fire in Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


A contractor will spend the next few days figuring out ways to smother the fire and clean up the site.
Crews are looking into using several gels and foams to control the smoke that continues to cause problems for workers and nearby residents.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:54:39]
[IN Q=In the zone where]

((CARRIE DEITZEL/ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: IN THE ZONE WHERE THE WORKERS ARE THEY ARE USING PROTECTION BECAUSE IN THAT AREA THEY HAVE PICKED UP SOME READING OF TOXIC CONSTITUENTS BUT OFF SITE WHERE THE RESIDENTS ARE IT HAS BEEN A PARTICULAR CONCERN AND THAT'S A PROBLEM WITH PEOPLE WITH RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS, ASTHMA, HEART AND LUNG CONDITIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Carrie Deitzel/EPA]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=heart and lung conditions]
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[VO-NAT]


Once the smoke is supressed, workers will devise a plan to actually put out the fire.
That may include smothering the pile or breaking into it since some of the fire is burning underground.
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[D'ville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC-1:32:54]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Learning to put out fires just got a little easier in southside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


The city of Danville in patnership with Pittsylvania County recently opened a new state-of-the-art fire training Center.
It will provide useful training to more than a thousand emergency personnel from all over the area.
Firefighters say this is as close you'll get to on the job training.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:41]
[IN Q=Let them feel the]

((B.G. LEWIS/DANVILLE FIRE CHIEF: LET THEM FEEL THE EFFECTS OF THE HEAT, SEE WHAT THE PRODUCTS OF COMBUSTION AND WHAT FLAMES AND FIRE WILL DO IN AN ENCLOSED SPACE BUT IT HAVE WHERE IT'S DONE SAFELY, DONE CONTROLLABLY, AND TO KEEP OUR INSTRUCTORS WHERE THEY CAN SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING, WHERE THEY CAN STOP IT IF ANYTHING GOES WRONG THEY HIT A SWITCH, IT ALL GOES AWAY.))
[SUPER=01-B.G. Lewis/Danville Fire Chief; :13]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=all goes away]
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[VO-NAT]


The project was fiananced with money from a state grant as well as city and county funds.
The new center is located in the Riverview Industrial Park next to the Danville Airport.
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[Sans-Souci]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC-56:08]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Life is getting back to normal for residents at a Roanoke County apartment complex.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Residents at the Sans (Soo-see) Souci apartment complex say a broken water line was fixed and water service restored at about two o'clock this morning.
Several of the apartment buildings were affected this weekend when a water line broke leaving residents without water for about a day and a half.
Residents say they became concerned for their health when sewage backed up, causing odor problems.
Sans Souci management was not available for comment today.
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[Royals]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Funeral arrangements are set for Britain's beloved Queen Mum.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London]

Her casket now rests at the Royal Chapel of All Saints Church in Windsor Great Park, outside London.
It'll be taken Tuesday to the Queen's Chapel at Saint James's Palace in London. For four days, royal family members will pay their private tributes to the Queen Mother. Then, it'll be carried through the streets on Friday in a ceremonial procession to Westminster Hall, where the Queen mum will lie in state until her funeral, April ninth. The Queen Mother passed away in her sleep yesterday at the age of 101.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on the newscast, some companies with local ties make it onto the nation's register of big business...
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[VO-NAT]

and some college basketball fans party a little too hard after their team nets a win. We'll have that and more coming up.
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[NC-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


Two people were killed today when their private plane crashed into a wooded area of North Carolina.
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[VO-NAT - :10.5]
[SUPER=03-Apex, NC;]

The plane went down about 100 yards behind a house in Apex, North Carolina this afternoon. Witnesses say the plane appeared to be missing both its wings before it crashed.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well it was just]

((TOMMY MARCOM/WITNESS: WELL, IT WAS JUST KIND OF AN EXPLOSION AND THEN IN JUST A SECOND OR TWO THERE WAS A SECOND ONE, BUT THE SECOND ONE WASN'T REALLY AS LOUD AS THE FIRST ONE.))
[SUPER=01-Tommy Marcom/Witness]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=loud as the first one]
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[VO-NAT - :18]

Authorities think the plane was on its way to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport from Georgia. Strong thunderstorms were reported south of Apex just after the crash. The bodies have not yet been identified and police have closed the area until the National Transportation Safety Board arrives on the scene.
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[MD-Brawl]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Maryland basketball fans didn't want to call it a night -- but Mother Nature forced them to.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-College Park, MD; ]

Hundreds of fans spilled into a street near the campus to celebrate the Terrapins win over Kansas in the N-C-double-A semifinals. Some fans stole flares from a police car and threw them at officers.
Others tossed bottles and set a trash can on fire.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:35:59]
[IN Q=I GOT ]

((I GOT WHACKED ON THE HEAD. IT WASN'T NECESSARY. REPORTER SPEAKS: WHAT WERE THEY DOING WITH THE BOTTLES? MAN SPEAKS: THEY WERE THROWING THEM AT POLICE, THEY HIT A POOR HORSE IN THE HEAD.))
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=in the head.]
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[VO-NAT]

Some students say officers in riot gear fired pepper spray. Things died down when heavy rain began to fall.
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[Fortune-500]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-01 TC-1:59:35]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]

Norfolk Southern is ranked among the top 500- companies in the country.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

The list of the nation's top companies appears in the Fortune magazine that will reach newstands next week. Norfolk Southern is ranked 293rd in the country. The rankings were compiled on the basis of companies' annual revenue figures.
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[anchor=Teresa]
[ss=none]

The list includes 14 other Virginia based companies. By the way-- the top spot on the list goes to Wal-Mart.


[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Still to come, tomorrow night Maryland and Indiana hit the hardwood for the N-C-double-A men's championship, but tonight the women took the court. Mike Stevens will have highlights...
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[VO-NAT]

but before that, some fishy detectives are trying to track the prey at Smith Mountain Lake...We'll explain coming up. Stay with us.
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[Commercial]

[SVU-Expansion]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC-8:41]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista is learning it needs to grow to meet its goals, but the school is getting an education in expansion. Richard Lesko explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00]
[SUPER=01-Curtis Fawson/SVU President; :16]
[SUPER=@Richard2; 1:28]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=RL, N7, Buena Vista.]

(( Southern Virginia University has big plans. It expects to have 520 students attending this fall, a far cry from having fewer than 80 just a few years ago. But the plans don't stop there...
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 5:42]
[INQ=If you were to come...]

((CURTIS FAWSON/SVU PRESIDENT; IF YOU WERE TO COME BACK IN 10 YEARS, WE HOPE TO HAVE ABOUT 2500 STUDENTS. AND THAT'S ABOUT WHERE WE WOULD LIKE TO BE.))
[RUNS= 8]
[OUTQ=would like to be.]

To do that, Southern Virginia would have to construct new dormitories and academic buildings on 150 acres of land the school already owns. Already under construction are soccer and baseball fields on the upper end of the property, but some Buena Vista residents think the school has ideas other than education.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 13:39]
[INQ=I think someone mentioned...]

((CURTIS FAWSON/SVU PRESIDENT; I THINK SOMEONE MENTIONED THE UNIVERSITY IS THINKING OF BUILDING A STRIP MALL. WE'RE CERTAINLY NOT INTERESTED IN THAT, WE'RE INTERESTED IN THE ACADEMIC INTERESTS OF OUR STUDENTS.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUTQ=of our students.]

Southern Virginia is best known as a religious school, but has no official ties to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and does not receive money from the church. Officials want to stress Southern Virginia isn't just for Mormons, and everyone is welcome.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 15:29]
[INQ=Many people in the community...]

((CURTIS FAWSON/SVU PRESIDENT; MANY PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY WONDER ABOUT OUR EMPLOYEES, WHETHER WE EMPLOY EVERYBODY FROM OUTSIDE THE COMMUNITY, AND WE CERTAINLY DON'T. OVER A THIRD OF OUR EMPLOYEES COME FROM THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUTQ=the local community.]

There have been a few questions from Buena Vista residents about the university's expansion plans, but school officials say the city and the school have to share similar goals to make both prosper.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 12:55]
[INQ=If we don't work...]

((CURTIS FAWSON/SVU PRESIDENT; IF WE DON'T WORK TOGETHER, WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL, BUT WE'VE GOT TO BE SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE COMMUNITIES NEED TO GROW, THEY NEED TO DEVELOP. BUT WE NEED TO DO IT IN A WAY THAT WE CAN DO IT WITH THE COMMUNITY.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUTQ=with the community.]

And the city and school will have to reach an understanding for Southern Virginia's dreams for expansion to come true.
Richard Lesko, News 7, Buena Vista.))

[Striper-Tagging]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11m]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC-5:26]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mtn. Lake]

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is asking for your help in a study designed to help the Smith Mountain Lake fishing community.
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[VO-NAT - :31+]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

The Game Department has been working with the Smith Mountain (STRY-per) Striper Club to track striped bass caught since last fall. Anyone who catches a tagged fish is asked to send the weight, length, and where the fish was caught to an address seen on the tag. The information is worth anywhere from 5 to 50 dollars per fish. The tags are about 3 inches long, and are found on the abdomen of some striped bass. The program is intended to provide biologists with information on catch and harvest rates, movement, and survival of striped bass in Smith Mountain Lake.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


The women's national champ is crowned tonight, while the men get ready for their title tilt tomorrow. The Express puts two on the ECHL's first team with postseason honors. And Andre hits a major milestone. But first let's check your Sunday night scoreboard.
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[WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5028;]
[SUPER=0096-/Philadelphia/70/j/Toronto/72///j/Boston/110//Milwaukee/80///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0096-j/L.A. Lakers/96//San Antonio/95///j/Sacramento/92//Atlanta/91///;]
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[SUPER=0096-j/Dallas/110//Washington/103///j/Indiana/100//Miami/81///;]
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[SUPER=0098-j/Connecticut/82//Oklahoma/70//NCAA Women's Championship/;]
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[SUPER=0104-j/Charlotte/6//Greensboro/2///j/Atlantic City/3//Johnstown/2///;]
[SUPER=X5010;]
[SUPER=0091-j/Cleveland/6//Anaheim/0//Major League Opener/;]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=...last score."]
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[S-Women]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-118 4606TC]
[GRAPHIC=WOMEN'S FINAL FOUR]


We begin tonight with the women's national title tile at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio as UConn looked for perfection against Oklahoma.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/ESPN; :00]

Nearly 30 thousand fans on hand again tonight as the Sooners looked to hand the 38-and-0 Huskies their first loss of the year. Despite getting within four points in the first half, Oklahoma got blitzed in the closing moments of the half by all-American Sue Bird and Company as U-Conn hit the halftime break with 42-to-30 lead. The Sooners got the lead back down to six with a couple of minutes to play, but Diana Taurasi put the
[super=33-Connecticut/82/Oklahoma/70;]

game out of reach with this hoop and harm. U-Conn wins it 82-to-70 to finish the year a perfect 39-and-0.
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[S-Indiana]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-116 12035TC]
[GRAPHIC=FINAL FOUR]


The road to the final four comes an end tonight as Indiana battles Maryland. Indiana not only carries the Big 10 banner into tonight's title game, but the Hoosiers are clearly the underdog. However, after whipping Duke and Oklahoma - Indiana is no longer a Cinderella.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Dane Fife/Indiana Guard; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Coverdale/Indiana Guard; :10]
[RUNS=:35]
[OUT Q=...really matter."]
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[S-Terps]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-115 10732tc]
[GRAPHIC=FINAL FOUR]

Maryland will be trying to win the school's first ever national title. Something neither, McMillen, Elmore, Lucas, Bias nor even Lefty could accomplish.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FOR US...]
[SUPER=01-Juan Dixon/33 Points Against Kansas; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lonny Baxter/Maryland Senior Center; :19]
[RUNS=:32]
[OUT Q=...did this year."]
(XXXXXXXXXX)

[go to pinnacle 6999] The game is huge, it's also on LIVE TV and the only place you can catch it is right here on Your Hometown Station. Join WDBJ-7 as pregame coverage begins tonight at 9.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-120 5210tc]
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS]


The Roanoke Express opens the playoffs this Tuesday night on the road against Trenton.
[GRAPHIC=ECHL]

This afternoon Roanoke winger Rick Kowalsky and defenseman Duncan Dalmao were named the seven man all-ECHL first team.
Now Kowalsky and Dalmao hope to lead the Express to a first round upset of the mighty Titans.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Rick Kowalsky/First Team All-ECHL Selection; :00]
[SUPER=01-Duncan Dalmao/First Team All-ECHL Selection; :17]
[RUNS=:37]
[OUT Q=...THEY SHOULD."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Dalmao, wearing number 7, led all ECHL defensemen this year with 22 goals and 55 points. Yesterday he was named the ECHL's defenseman of the year.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=ECHL]

By the way, the only other Express player to earn first team ECHL honors was Jeff Jablonski in the 1996-97 season.


[S-Andre]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-113 10731tc]
[GRAPHIC=tennis]


Andre Agassi reached a major career milestone today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Key Biscayne, FL/CBS Sports;:00]

Agassi beat Roger Federer to win the NASDAQ 100 in four sets. The victory is the 700th career win for Andre. At the age of 31 he is one of just 8 men ever to reach the 700 win plateau. The victory was worth $456 thousand bucks.
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-110 11246]
[GRAPHIC=PGA TOUR]


The PGA Tour stop this weekend was at the The Woodlands in Texas where Vijay Singh won the Houston Open with ease.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-The Woodlands, TX/ABC Sports; :00]

Singh picked up his 10th PGA Tour victory thanks in part to some "lag time." On the 15th, the eagle putt from the fringe sets up an easy birdie. Singh wins by 6 shots with a tournament record 22 under par total. Last week he missed the cut.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=senior tour]

Dave Eichelberger won the rain shortened senior tour event in Milton, Florida today.
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And the first women's major of the year, the Nabisco Classic goes to Annika Sorenstam.[S-NASCAR]


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NASCAR is off this weekend in observance of the Easter weekend.
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Last week before the drivers headed their separate ways for the break, a handful were at the Martinsville Speedway testing for the upcoming Virginia 500 on April 14th. One of those was Jimmie Johnson, the rookie who is fourth in the points race after 6 events.
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The defending Virginia 500 champion Dale Jarrett was at the track when Johnson and fellow rookie Ryan Newman took their first spin on the tough half mile oval. Jarrett wished them both good luck!
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[VO NAT CON'T] Jarrett has been getting passed quite a bit this year. He 24th in points - 379 out of the lead. Last year he was the points leader at the Easter Break. DJ says even another dominating win at Martinsville in two weeks won't solve his team's problems.
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The Virginia 500 Cup race is on April 14, the Advance Auto parts 250 trucks race is Saturday the 13th.
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Later this week the drivers head to the Texas Motor Speedway.