[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up-
Fixing one Roanoke city problem will cost residents. We'll tell you about that.
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[VO-NAT]


Flood waters race through one popular resort area-
and maybe you'll be amazed at what's new at Paul McCartney's latest tour- it kicked off today.
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[Talent=Jean]


Stay up just a little later.. News 7 is up next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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((WE'VE DECIDED AS A GROUP THAT EXTINGUISHING IS THE BEST EFFORT FOR THIS PARTICULAR FIRE.))
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[OUT Q=particular fire.]
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[VO-NAT]

The massive tire fire burning in Roanoke County will be put out using water and foam.
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[anchor =Jean]
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[Tire-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC1:05:19]
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After taking a closer look-- crews have decided to change their strategy. A Texas based company that specializes in oil and tire fires will be coming in to put out the fire... Teresa Hamilton has more on the fire and the investigation.
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((JOEY STUMP/ROANOKE CO. FIRE AND RESCUE: THERE IS STILL A LOT OF TIRES BURNING ON THE SITE, BOTH ABOVE AND UNDERGROUND.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q= and underground.]

Early on, officials felt the best strategy to fight the tire dump fire was to let it burn. But after inspecting the site over the weekend-- they've decided to implement a new plan. A Texas based company will now come in and put out the fire using foam and water-- a process that could take three to four weeks.
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((CHRIS WAGNER/EPA: THAT COMPANY WILL WORK IN CONJUNCTION WITH OUR ENVIRONMENTAL COMPANY WHO WILL DO THE COLLECTION OF THE MATERIALS, WHO WILL ASSIST US WITH COLLECTING THE UNBURNED TIRES TO WORK WITH THE DEQ AND WHO WILL ALSO ASSIST US WITH TRANSPORTING AND DISPOSING OF ANY WASTE WHICH MAY COME OFF BECAUSE OF THE OPERATION. )) [runs20]
[out q= because of this operation.]

Heavy equipment is scheduled to begin arriving soon and officials say if all goes well.. the plan is to begin extinguishing the fire later this week. In the meantime-- fire officials say oil run-off at the site has not been a problem. Air quality is also being monitored.
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((AIR QUALITY OFF THE SITE HAS REMAINED IN THE GOOD RANGE, ON SITE IT IS STILL SEVERE, IT IS NOT WHAT WE LIKE TO HAVE IT TO BE.)) [runs11]
[OUT Q= what we like it to be.]

Last week, it was determined the fire was the result of arson. Fire officials say tips have been coming in-- and that they are being investigated. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke County.))

[Neamo-Krug]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
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A grand jury has indicted two men in the shooting death of a Roanoke convenience store clerk.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


27-year-old Mark Neamo is charged with CAPITAL murder during an attempted robbery, along with nine other felonies.

Prosectors say he was the masked gunman who shot Joyce Parrish at the Texaco "Stop In" on Hershberger Road in February.
Today's indictments make him the first defendant charged in a death penalty case in Roanoke in more than four years.
18-year-old Christopher Krug was charged as an accomplice with the first-degree murder of Joyce Parrish. He also faces nine other felony indictments.
Prosecutors believe Krug shot convenience store clerk Steve Rivera in the shoulder.
BOTH men are being held without bond. They received court-appointed attorneys.
They also face separate charges of abduction and use of a firearm.
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[Clower]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=502-07 TC02:39]
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The Henry County Administrator could face up to 120 years in prison if convicted of stealing money from the county. Sid Clower was indicted today on six counts of embezzlement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape;]

Special prosecutor Don Caldwell says Clower's accused of taking at least 200-thousand dollars out of county funds. As the criminal investigation unfolded last week, Clower and one of his assistants, Rosemary Pace, were suspended.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]

Now, Caldwell says investigators are focusing their attention on Clower and have NO other suspects in the case. The 50-year old was found wandering in a wooded area and threatening suicide while investigators searched his office last week.

[Wiley]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-09 TC54:06]
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The story of a slave who mailed himself to freedom packed an area theater tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Roanoke native Mike Wiley brought his one man show to Hollins University.
It's the story of Henry "Box" Brown who spent 49 hours inside a wooden shipping crate in 1849.
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[VO-NAT]


Wiley is a graduate student at the University of North Carolina and has performed the show called "One Noble Journey" more than 50 times over the past three years.
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[Middle-East]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Witnesses say Israeli tanks have entered Bethlehem from two directions, and are moving toward the center of the biblical town.
The witnesses say Israeli forces were exchanging gunfire with armed Palestinians.
Meanwhile, Yassar Arafat remains holed up in his compound.
Jim Acosta reports from Washington.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Arie Mekel/Israeli Government Spokesman; :18]
[SUPER=01-Hanan Ashwari/Palestinian Spokeswoman; :38]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/Reporting; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

((IT WAS YET ANOTHER DEADLY REMINDER OF A CONFLICT SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL. A CAR BOMB EXPLODED AT A POLICE CHECKPOINT NEAR DOWNTOWN JERUSALEM MONDAY NIGHT, KILLING THE DRIVER AND THE OFFICER WHO WENT TO INSPECT THE VEHICLE. A PALESTINIAN GROUP LINKED TO YASSER ARAFAT'S FATAH MOVEMENT CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ATTACK. ARIE MEKEL/ISRAELI GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN "What we are seeing tonight is another reason why Israel has defend its people." HEAVY TANKS ROLLED THROUGH THE SACRED TOWN OF BETHLEHEM -- AND OTHER PARTS OF THE WEST BANK -- WHERE ISRAELI TROOPS SEARCHED HOUSE-BY-HOUSE FOR MILITANTS. MEANWHILE, CHAIRMAN ARAFAT REMAINED TRAPPED INSIDE HIS RAMALLAH HEADQUARTERS -- UNDER THE ORDERS OF ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER, ARIEL SHARON. HANAN ASHWARI/PALESTINIAN SPOKESWOMAN: "There's nothing that gives him the right or even the rationale that you can bash and batter and pound and punish a whole nation, and get them to accept occupation." FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, PRESIDENT BUSH CALLED ON SHARON TO KEEP OPEN A PATHWAY TO PEACE. AND HE ISSUED THIS MANDATE TO ARAFAT. PRESIDENT BUSH: "I'd like to see Chairman Arafat denounce the terrorists activities that are taking place. The constant attacks." DEFENSE SECRETARY, DONALD RUMSFELD, WENT EVEN FURTHER. HE ACCUSED IRAN, IRAQ AND SYRIA OF USING ISLAM TO INCITE THE SUICIDE BOMBINGS. DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF STATE: ISRAELI FORCES SAY THEY HAVE ARRESTED MORE THAN 700 PEOPLE IN RAMALLAH SINCE FRIDAY. AND THE NUMBER OF ARRESTS IS EXPECTED TO GROW... AS ISRAELI TROOPS MOVE DEEPER INTO PALESTINIAN TERRITORY. JA CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.))

[Zubaydah]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


One of Osama Bin Laden's inner circle is in U-S custody- he was picked up following a gun fight in Pakistan.
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[VO-NAT 04.5]


U-S officials say Abu Zubaydah (Ah-BOO Zoo-BAY-da) is a top ranking Al Queda member.
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((DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY: I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY DOUBT THAT A MAN NAMED ABU ZUBAYDAH IS A CLOSE ASSOCIATE OF UBL'S AND IF NOT THE NUMBER TWO VERY CLOSE TO THE NUMBER TWO IN THE ORGANIZATION.))
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[OUT Q=IN THE ORGANIZATION.]
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[VO-NAT 16 plus pad]


Officials have said Zabaydah was busy planning the next wave of terrorist attacks when he was picked up.
Zubaydah was the one who arranged transportation and logistics for the U-S-S Cole bombers and oversaw attempts to infiltrated the U-S and Canada during the millennium.
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[Lindh]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Prosecutors say they don't have evidence that John Walker Lindh was directly responsible for the deaths of Americans...
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[VO-NAT 17:17;04]


But they say that's not necessary to prove he was part of a conspiracy.
[SUPER=04-Court Sketches by William Hennessy, Jr.]


Lindh was back in federal court today- His lawyers want access to prosecution evidence so they can prepare his defense.
The judge ruled prosecutors must share their information with Lindh's lawyers-
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[Charlotte-Hezbollah]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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A Charlotte man has pleaded guilty to funneling money, weapons and supplies to the Hezbollah terrorist group.
Said (sah-EED') Mohamad Harb pleaded guilty February 25th.
He will testify against other defendants.
Federal prosecutors says the plea was kept secret because Harb agreed to testify in exchange for the removal of some of his relatives from Lebanon to the United States.
The case stems from an investigation into a group accused of smuggling cigarettes from North Carolina to other states for re-sale, then funneling the profits to the Lebanese militant group.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Improvements to Roanoke's sewage system will end up costing residents.
Find out how much next on News Seven.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, some Brits take out their traffic frustrations.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC1:28:53]
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Problems with solid waste and sewage are creating some costly headaches for the city of Roanoke.
Today members of city council approved a half-million dollar infusion for trash collection. And they learned that another expansion of the regional sewage treatment plant could cost millions more.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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[IN Q=Roanoke went to curbside collections]
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[SUPER=01-Mike McEvoy/Utilities Director; :44]
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((Roanoke went to curbside collection, and made other changes to improve efficiency, but with increasing trash flow, costs are up dramatically... and now projected to exceed budget estimates by more than 600- thousand dollars.
That brought complaints from city council members who had questioned the controversial changes.
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((ALVIN HUDSON/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED, IT'S OUT OF CONTROL, TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL WITH TAXPAYERS MONEY.)) ((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: WELL, IF WE DID THAT IN EVERY BUDGET IN EVERY DEPARTMENT THIS CITY WOULD SOON BE BANKRUPT.))
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[OUT Q=would soon be bankrupt.]


Meanwhile, problems with the regional sewage treatment facility will require a 30- million dollar fix. Negotiations with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will bring another plant expansion, to double its peak capacity.
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[IN Q=Generally, the improvements are aimed]

((MIKE MCEVOY/UTILITIES DIRECTOR: GENERALLY, THE IMPROVEMENTS ARE AIMED AT INCREASING THE PLANT'S WET WEATHER CAPACITY, WHICH ESSENTIALLY MEANS THAT DURING RAIN EVENTS, WE SEE INCREASED FLOWS AT THE PLANTS AND THESE IMPROVEMENTS ARE DESIGNED TO TAKE CARE OF THOSE.))
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There won't be an immediate impact on city residents. Construction won't begin until September 2003, but eventually residents will bear a 30 percent increase or about three dollars a month on the average sewage treatment bill.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Vanilla-Coke]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kgu]
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It may not be the real thing.... but it will always be a Coke. The latest fizz at Coca- Cola is that it is reportedly developing a vanilla cola. The sweet new flavor would to add to its line that includes the latest lemon-flavored cola and Cherry Coke. Beverage Digest reported that the nation's largest soft drink company has prepared samples of packaging for the new drink. The Digest also suggested that if the vanilla version hit the market-- it would be an extension of Coca-Cola Classic.

Coke officials decline to comment on the report.


[McCartney]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
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200 thousand tickets have been sold- fans are buying them to see Paul McCartney.
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((BLACKBIRD SINGING IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT.... AND LEARN TO SEE.))
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[OUT Q=and learn to see.]
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McCartney has announced his Driving U-S-A tour.
The tour began today in Oakland and continues in 20 other cities with 27 other shows.
It's been nearly a decade since McCartney's last tour- McCartney said he's playing in smaller places and he won't have a full band behind him.
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[SOT 12:22:51]
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((PAUL MCCARTNEY: YOU KNOW YOU ALWAYS WRITE THE THING UNACCOMPANIED BY BAND MEMBERS AND THEN YOU BRING THE BAND MEMBERS IN, BUT THE FIRST LITTLE THING YOU WRITE IS EITHER ON A GUITAR OR JUST ALONE AT A PIANO. SO I JUST THOUGHT THAT MIGHT BE FUN. YOU KNOW I'VE GOT TO PLUCK UP A BIT OF COURAGE TO DO IT BECAUSE NORMALLY YOU'VE GOT THE SECURITY BLANKET OF A NICE BIG FAT BAND BEHIND ME.))
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[OUT Q=fat band behind me.]
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[VO-NAT]


McCartney will be in Washington DC April 23rd, but the show is already sold out.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Still ahead, V-M-I sets a school record.
That's next on News Seven.
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[VO-NAT]


And floodwaters crash through several European islands.
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[Commercial]

[VMI]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC1:17:39]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]

VMI is saluting its marketing department for attracting more would-be cadets than ever before.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/December 8, 2001;]

The Lexington institution says it's received 1-thousand 527 applications for the class of 2006. That's two more than the record set in 1965. After receiving just under 900 applications in 1995, VMI began a vigorous marketing campaign and boosted admissions by 70-percent over the next 7 years. Superintendent Major General Josiah Bunting says the change will allow the school to be more selective in choosing cadets.
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[Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


Flooding causes some terrifying moments- as people are swept away by the water on the Canary islands.
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[VO-NAT 06:12:17 or 10:12]
[SUPER=03-Tenerife, Spain;]


Video shows one young boy being swept away by flood waters and two men attempting to rescue him are also pulled away by the water.
Santa Cruz is a popular port and the islands are s popular destination for sun seeking north Europeans.
The flooding happened after two and half hours of heavy rain- and was concentrated on Santa Cruz.
Hundreds of people were forced from their homes by the sudden deluge- which cut off all access to the port, as well as power and telephone lines to the islands Capital.
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[Almanac]


[ANCHOR=robin]
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[WRITER=dse]
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From full moons with funny names to clocks that you will have to change, Leo Hirsbrunner checks out interesting things weather wise and sky wise in our April Alamanc.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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highlights of the national championship, words from Dale Earnhardt Junior and Michael Waltrip and much more,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - Chrysler has extended its title sponsorship agreement with the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic for another four years. Chrysler signed on with the GGCC in 1996. The new agreement will extend the sponsorship through the 2006 tournament. The event is scheduled for April 22nd at the Forest Oaks Country Club.
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[GO TO BREAK]

[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-118 46:59]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA final four]


The NCAA men's basketball national champion would be crowned last night as Maryland and Indiana squared off.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Hoosiers vs. Terrapins; :00]


The flag that flew a top the world trade centers was court side in a fitting ceremony.
Maryland's go to guy Juan Dixon would prove why he is one of the best steal guys in the country, stealing the rock and going coast to coast for the lay up.
Indiana stayed close in the first half with sharp shooting at key spots. Tom Coverdale rips rope from near the top of the key. Maryland led 31-25 at the half.
[SUPER=33-Maryland/64/Indiana/52;]


The Hoosiers went on a run several minutes into the second half. Dane Fife hit a pair of three pointers and Kyle Hornsby was lethal from behind the arc, with 14 points after this trey.
But Lonnie Baxter and the four horsemen for the terps were to much. Baxter scores his 15th point inside here, Maryland just to strong and the Terrapins win their first ever national championship with the 64-52 win.
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[SUPER=01-Juan Dixon/Championship MVP; :00(QUICK!!!!!!!!)]
[SUPER=01-Gary Williams/Maryland Head Coach; :05]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=allow us to be good enough"]
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[S-Dbacks]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-106]
[GRAPHIC=World series]


The Arizona Diamondbacks began defense of their world series title yesterday. The DBacks would battle San Diego.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ/COX4; :00]


Obviously before the first pitch was thrown the champs would hold their championship ceremony. Manager Bob Brenly carried out the new hardware to a standing ovation.
The Champs would ride one of their two big horses to a 2-nothing opening day win. Randy
[SUPER=35-Arizona/2/San Diego/0;]

Johnson threw a six-hitter. The Big Unit struck out eight and walked one in a game that saw his fastball top 100 miles an hour.
Mark Grace homered and Danny Bautista doubled home a run, that's former Gretna star Tony Womack showing he still has wheels.
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[S-Yankees]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-112]
[GRAPHIC=Yankees]


The D-Backs beat the Yankees, as you remember, in last year's world series.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/YES; :00]


Yesterday the Bronx Bombers took on Baltimore and an inspirational moment in this one as former Orioles manager Johnny Oates, who is suffering from brain cancer, threw out the first pitch.
The legends were everywhere. Recently retired Iron man Cal Ripken Jr. was taking in the game from a luxury box.


Another future hall of famer got into some trouble in the fourth. Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens tries to bat down this David Segui hit and gets tagged in the hand.
[SUPER=35-Baltimore/10/New York/3;]


He stayed in the game and then loads the bases and gives up a Tony Batista grand slam to left center field that blows the game open, O's up 4-1.
Melvin Mora brings in Jeff Conine and Jay Gibbons to make it 8-1 in the fifth and the Birds cruise 10-3 Camden Yards.

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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-110 11315TC]
[GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE]


The Martinsville Speedway is getting a work out of late as Winston Cup drivers are in and out of the half mile track in preparation for the April 14th Virginia 500. Mike Stevens and photographer Lawrence Young take a spin with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Michael Waltrip.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;:00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Waltrip/27th In Points Standings; :22]
[SUPER=@mike2; :40]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt, Jr./Sixth In Points Standings; :48]
[SUPER=01-Mike Skinner/31st In Points Standings; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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((NAT SOUND:)) (( Five race teams gave Henry County's most famous bull ring an April Fool's Day workout - only this time no one kidding around. Well almost no one. Michael Waltrip decided to do his post lunch interviews with his six foot five inch frame stretched across the infield asphalt. ((MICHAEL WALTRIP:)) But before he could take it to the house, both Michael and Dale Junior spent hour after hour trying to get a real grasp on this nasty little track. ((DALE JUNIOR:)) Mike Skinner is hoping to do the same thing. The Abingdon based team wants the speed and handling to last for more than a Kodak moment. ((MIKE SKINNER:)) Randy Renfro, who is trying to make the Virginia 500, also tested along with Bill Elliott. The 15 time most popular said he was too busy to talk with the media. In Martinsville Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))


[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-116 12120tc]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]


The Virginia Tech football team has too much talent at quarterback, so yesterday, head coach Frank Beamer announced that he is spreading some of that wealth around.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Yesterday afternoon Beamer and his staff decided that Bryan Randall, the sophomore from Williamsburg will remain the number two quarterback for the rest of the spring and head into the fall that way. That means that Chris Clifton, the redshirt freshman from Chesapeake will move to wide receiver and begins working into the rotation as a split end.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-115 1:08:18]
[GRAPHIC=express]


The Express begins the ECHL playoffs tonight in Trenton. Roanoke has won just once in 8 tries against the Titans this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


One bright spot for the Express against Trenton, the tandem of Rick Kowalsky and Mike Peron, who have combined for 11 points against Trenton.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Peron/Express Center; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rick Kowalsky/Express Right Wing; :14]
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[OUT Q=......wear a "D" down"]
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[Frustrated-Drivers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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Is road rage getting the best of you? Well the Brits have found a way to deal with the stress...
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About 20 drivers reved at the chance to get some sweet revenge today. They hitched old campers to the backs of their cars and raced around the track for 10 laps of destruction. The caravans were destroyed in a series of pile-ups. The Brits found it to be a good way to relieve the stress of slow-moving campers in holiday traffic. (------------)