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Coming up on News 7-
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Henry County's administrator could get out jail tomorrow.
The vehicles owned by some of the 9-11 hijackers are going up for auction.
She's a former stripper who's now a mayor- but voters may boot her out of office after reports that she exposed herself in a bar.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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((THIS ACTION THIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS TOOK THIS EVENING WAS NEITHER EASY NOR PLEASANT BUT IT IS OUR BELIEF THAT IT WAS NECESSARY.))
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Another agency votes to suspend Sid Clower WITHOUT pay.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

[Clower]


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Earlier today-- the Henry County Board of Supervisors voted to suspend administrator Sid Clower without pay. Tonight-- the Henry County Public Service Authority took the same action in light of yesterday's indictment, which charges Clower with embezzlement. [2-SHOT] Teresa Hamilton was at tonight's meeting and is here now with reaction. Jean, the P-S-A's decision was a difficult one for the six member board of directors--
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The agency oversees water and sewer for county residents and it's this agency that Clower is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from.
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This evening's meeting of the Henry County Public Service Authority was quick and to the point. Tonight-- the board of directors voted to suspend General Manager Sid Clower without pay.
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((JIM MCINERNEY/PSA CHAIRMAN: THIS BOARD UNDERSTANDS THE SERIOUSNESS OF THESE INDICTMENTS. THIS BOARD ALSO UNDERSTANDS THAT IT HAS AN OBLIGATION TO DO WHATEVER IT CAN TO HELP THE INVESTIGATION REACH A SWIFT AND JUST CONCLUSION.)) [RUNS10]
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Clower is accused of embezzling 200- thousand dollars from the P-S-A over a two year period. But in making its decision the board also offered support to Clower's family. County spokesman Tim Hall said he was NOT surprised by the show of sympathy.
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((TIM HALL/COUNTY SPOKESMAN: A SERIOUS SITUATION, CORRECT, BUT INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY AND EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM HAS WORKED WITH HIM FOR A LONG TIME AND HAS SEEN WHAT HE'S DONE FOR THE COUNTY, YOU KNOW, REGARDLESS OF WHAT'S ON THE TABLE NOW HE'S DONE SOME GOOD FOR THESE PEOPLE.)) [RUNS14]
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Hall could NOT explain how the money came to be missing. He says all checks that leave the office require three signatures-- and that no problems were detected in the agency's audits. Rosemary Pace is an assistant controlled for the P-S-A.... and has been suspended WITH pay in connection with the investigation. [2-SHOT] Jean, her status with the P-S-A remains the same.

[Zirkle]


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A man who killed his Four-year-old daughter and her 14-year-old half- year old sister on the same day in 1999 was executed tonight.
33-year-old Daniel Lee Zirkle asked a judge for the death penalty at both of his trials and refused to appeal his sentence.
He was executed by injection at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt.
Zirkle was the second person executed this year in Virginia.

[Tire-Fire]


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Crews and equipment are arriving to battle Roanoke County's massive tire fire.
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Williams Fire and Hazard Control is a Texas-based company that specializes in fighting oil fires.
Today it started hauling in heavy equipment.
The company plans to extinguish some of the hottest tire piles using a combination of foam and water.
The work could begin as early as tomorrow.
The E-P-A has contracted several other companies to help with air and water monitoring.
A meeting with local residents to discuss smoke and runoff is being set up for later this week.
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[DeMary]


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The state Education Department's top official was re-appointed to the post today by Governor Warner.
Jo Lynne DeMary has been superintendent of public instruction since December 1999.
She was appointed by the Democratic governor's Republican predecessor, Jim Gilmore.
Officials who have worked with DeMary praised her nonpartisan, professional approach to running the state's public schools.

[Middle-East]


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Yasser Arafat says he will take death over Exile-
That after a suggestion from Israel's prime Minister that he leave the territories-
Meanwhile the U-S says it will not help send Arafat into exile.
Drew Levinson has the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Ariel Sharon/Israeli Prime Minister; :40 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Hanan Ashrawi/Palestinian Legislative Council Member; :43]
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((ONE OF CHRISTIANITY'S HOLIEST SITES TURNED INTO A BLOODY BATTLEFIELD. FOR SEVERAL HOURS, ISRAELI TROOPS CLASHED WITH ARMED PALESTINIANS... AROUND BETHLEHEM'S MANGER SQUARE -- CONSIDERED THE BIRTH PLACE OF JESUS CHRIST. AT ONE POINT, DOZENS OF PALESTINIANS MADE THEIR WAY INSIDE THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, AND FORCED THE PRIESTS TO GRANT THEM SAFE HAVEN. NEAR THE WEST BANK CITY OF RAMALLAH, ISRAELI HELICOPTERS BLASTED THE HEADQUARTERS OF A PALESTINIAN SECURITY CHIEF ... WHILE HIS BOSS, YASSER ARAFAT, REMAINED HOLED-UP IN ANOTHER COMPOUND -- HIS OWN. ON TUESDAY ... ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER, ARIEL SHARON, OFFERED TO HAVE ARAFAT FLOWN ELSEWHERE ... BUT WITH THIS STIPULATION. ARIEL SHARON/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: "It's going to be a one-way ticket. Won't be able to return." PALESTINIAN OFFICIALS BALKED AT THE IDEA. HANAN ASHRAWI/PALESTINIAN LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBER: "Arafat is a person who has been elected by his people as the president of the PA. It is not up to Sharon to either imprison him, to hold him hostage, to terrorize him, to try to humiliate him, or try to exile him." UNDETERRED, ISRAEL CONTINUED TO ROUND-UP YOUNG PALESTINIAN MEN IN THE WEST BANK ... AND IT WARNED NEIGHBORING MUSLIM COUNTRIES NOT TO INTERFERE. HERE IN WASHINGTON ... SECRETARY OF STATE, COLIN POWELL ONCE AGAIN URGED ISRAEL TO END THE CAMPAIGN QUICKLY -- BUT HE STOPPED SHORT OF CALLING FOR AN IMMEDIATE WITHDRAWAL. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Zubaydah]


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It's confirmed- Al Queda leader (Ah-BOO Za-BAY-dah) Abu Zubaydah is in U-S custody and he's being treated for several injuries.
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Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the terrorist leader is getting the care so he can talk to authorities.
U-S officials want to know about others in the terrorist network and any future attacks planned against U-S targets.
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((DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY: BEING A VERY SENIOR AL QUEDA OFFICIAL WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN A RANGE OF ACTIVITIES FOR AL QUEDA THERE IS NO QUESTION HAVING AN OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT WITH HIM IS HELPFUL.))
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Of course, no word on whether Zubaydah will say anything.
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[Atta-Auction]


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Victims of September 11th will benefit from the possessions of the terrorists...
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[SUPER=03-Pompano Beach, FL]

Two cars driven by hijacker- Mohammed Atta- are being auctioned off. The money will go to a September 11th Victim's Fund.
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((JAMES GLYNN/ FEDTRUST LIQUIDATORS: WE HAVE NOW ACQUIRED THE CARS AND ARE HOLDING THEM UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THERE IS AN APPROPRIATE MUSEUM OR MEMORIAL TO THE VICTIMS OF THE SEPTEMBER 11TH HOLOCAUST.))
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The cars were seized by the F-B-I after Atta was pinpointed in the attacks. They will only be sold in the U-S and all the money will go to the fund.
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[Pulaski-Body]


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Pulaski Police have identified the body found this afternoon.
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Authorities say the body of 69 year old Cecil D. Martin was discovered near railroad tracks off Route-99 around 4 p-m today. Detectives believe he died from natural causes, but they're treating the area as a crime scene until the medical examiner can confirm that. According to police he has a history of medical problems and alcohol may be a factor. A friend made the initial discovery - friends and family say the man had been missing for days.
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Taxes may be going up in two area counties.
That's still ahead on News Seven.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a small-town mayor's past may get her booted out of office.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as we enjoy the beautiful weather and bring you some ODAC lacrosse. JJ Redick lights up the McDonalds 3 point championship in New York. Barry Bonds goes yard twice today. Plus, the Avs arrive in town, the Terps break out the good crystal and Steve Mason visits with the Franklin County bas

eball team right here on the Big 7.))[Stripper-Mayor]


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A small Colorado town is deciding if the mayor should be thrown out of office.
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Mayor Koleen Brooks arrived to cast her vote in a limousine today.
Brooks is a one-time stripper who was elected mayor of Georgetown, Colorado one year ago.
Since then, voters have been upset by reports that she exposed herself in a bar -- and that she told reporters she smoked pot.
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((KOLEEN BROOKS/GEORGETOWN, CO MAYOR; THEY'VE OVEREXAGGERATED THE LIES AND THE TRUTH IS COMING OUT AND PEOPLE REALLY WANT TO SEE THE TRUTH AT THIS POINT IN TIME. ENOUGH, YOU KNOW. WE ALL HAVE SKELETONS.))
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Her opponents, though, say the recall vote is over more than her behavior.
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((KEN GUSTAFSON/BUSINESS OWNER; WE HAVE SOME TOURISM PROBLEMS, WE HAVE SOME SALES TAX PROBLEMS. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A WATER PROBLEM COMING UP HERE AND NONE OF THAT HAS BEEN ADDRESSED.))
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Turnout for the recall effort today is expected to be high among the town's 854 registered voters.
But there's no word on results yet.
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[Monty-Budget]


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Taxes could be going up in Montgomery County- Officials there say they need to raise real estate taxes.
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This year's budget calls for a rate hike of six and half cents. Spokesman Robert Parker says the revenue will make up for state funding cuts, and allow the county to meet debt payments while keeping services. The Board of Supervisors is set to adopt the budget on or before April 19th.
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((ROBERT PARKER/COUNTY SPOKESMAN; WHERE CAN WE GO GET THE MONEY, THE ONLY ANSWER IS THE REAL ESTATE TAX RATE THE CAR TAX HAS BEEN ELIMINATED VIRTUALLY SO WE HAVE NO ABILITY NOW TO RAISE SIGNIFICANT REVENUES THROUGH THAT PERSONAL PROPERTY ON VEHICLES SO ALL WE'RE LEFT WITH IS REAL ESTATE AND WHEN WE HAVE COSTS SHIFTING BACK TO THE COUNTY AND REVENUES BEING ELIMINATED AT THE STATE LEVEL.))
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Parker says the budget this year is challenging. If you have a comment- a public hearing is set for tomorrow night at Blacksburg Middle School starting at Seven.
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[Franklin-Budget]


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Real estate taxes could be going up in Franklin county too.
Some County Supervisors say that may be the only way to give county employees and teachers the raises they want.


Other supervisors say they won't raise taxes on the 17-hundred residents who lost their jobs last year.
The issue was up for debate at a budget work session tonight.
The county administrator has proposed a budget that increases the 9-1-1 tax.
Because state funding fell short, there are also no pay raises for county employees or teachers.
The county's real estate tax is the lowest in the region at 55 cents per 100 dollars of property.


[US-Airways]


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Some former U-S Airways employees have filed a class action against the airline AND the union that represented them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 2001]

Gary Jeffreys of Salem and 15 other U-S Airways workers are challenging the way the company went about laying off airline employees last Fall. In Jeffreys' case, U-S Airways transferred the 32-year veteran Customer Service Agent to Charlotte, but was furloughed by the union. The lawsuit says other employees who'd been with the company for as little as two years kept their jobs in Charlotte. The complaint claims union representatives played favorites with Charlotte- based employees at the expense of those based in Roanoke and similar- sized markets.
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[Peace-Protestor]


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It could be another month before a judge decides whether Lynchburg's "protest permit law" infringes on a person's First Amendment right to free speech.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/November 9, 2001]


Peace activist Jack Payden-Travers was fined 50 dollars for not getting a permit when he organized this anti-war rally last November.
Lynchburg requires groups of more than five to get a police permit before holding any kind of public rally.
Payden-Travers.. with the help of the A-C-L-U- appealed his conviction to Circuit Court judge Mosby Perrow.
Perrow was supposed to issue a ruling yesterday, but told the attorneys involved he wants more time to study the issues.
A decision is expected by May 6th.
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[Skakel]


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It could take a month for jury selection in the trial of Michael Skakel-
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He is the nephew of the late Robert Kennedy nephew who's charged with murdering a 15 year old neighbor- 27 years ago.
Skakel was charged in 2000 and even though he was a teenager at the time of the murder- he's being tried as an adult.
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((MICHAEL SHERMAN: I DON'T KNOW IF MICHAEL'S GONNA TESTIFY OR NOT. YOU NEVER KNOW UNTIL THE MIDDLE OR THE END OF THE CASE.. THAT'S CLASSIC WITH THIS CASE OR ANY OTHER CASE.))
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Kennedy family members are expected to attend the trial to show their support.
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Monkey's on birth control... it could be the answer to a big problem in one Asian country.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And Old Man Winter makes a return visit to the Midwest.
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[Commercial]

[Carilion-Grant]


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Two Virginia colleges are delving into healthcare research with cash from Carilion Biomedical Institute.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/December 2001;]

C-B-I today announced it would award Virginia Tech and U-V-A one million dollars apiece. The partnership has the Institute giving the schools five million dollars each over a five year period. The goal is to create products that CBI can then help market.
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((GEORGE BLANAR/CARILION BIOMEDICAL INSTITUTE: BY PROVIDING MANAGEMENT, BY PROVIDING EXTRA MONEY, PROVIDING MARKETING PERSPECTIVE AND, BY DOING THAT WE ACTUALLY THEN CAN BRING SOME OF THOSE COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES BACK TO ROANOKE, BACK TO BLACKSBURG, BACK TO CHARLOTTESVILLE.))
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The 2002 grants are expected to fund 35 projects. Blanar (Bluh-NARR) says the research focuses on eldercare, patient monitoring, therapeutics and laboratory and hospital automation.

[Snow]


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While we're enjoying Spring's warm temperatures... other parts of the country are still knee-deep in snow...
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[SUPER=03-Saginaw, MI]

They woke up to a winter wonderland in Michigan... where snow covered the city of Saginaw. The early spring mix also slowed commuters on their way to work.
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN]
In Minnesota- snow has blanketed the area for the last 24- hours.

Snow plows and shovels have not had much time to gather dust as winter is still going strong.
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[S-Extra]


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JJ fires up the big apple from long range. The Avalanche is in town. We'll check lacrosse highlights from the ODAC. Plus, the Terps get the crystal. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/Fox-MLB; :00]

Barry Bonds, the homerun king in 2001, has picked right up where he left off last season. In the Giants' opening day game this afternoon against the Dodgers, Bonds hit two homers and drove in five runs. He now has 569 homers for his career. The Giants smoked the Dodgers 9-to-2.
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[GO TO BREAK]

[S-Redick]


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Cave Spring sharpshooter J.J. Redick is in New York this week soaking up the excitement and the thrills that go along with being a McDonald's All-American. He also is showing the rest of the nation that the Roanoke Valley can hoop.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN;:00]

The McDonald's three point shooting contest is part of the preliminary events leading up to the game itself on Thursday. JJ had just five points after two racks of balls, but then started shooting lights out. He hit nine of his next 10 shots, including both of the red, white, and blue bonus balls that count double. JJ finished with 19 points out of a possible 30 to win the Sprite three point shootout. He actually had it won before he arrived at the final rack of balls, but in true JJ fashion he finished strong by draining the money ball to clearly win the three point title.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express opened up its best of five playoff series with powerful Trenton last night. The Express did everything right, but win. Roanoke held the Titans to just 22 shots the entire game, but still lost 2-to-1. Daniel Berthiaume stopped 20 shots in goal, and forward Joe Dusbabek got the only Roanoke goal of the game on a power play opportunity in the second period. Game two is tonight in Trenton. Game Three is back in Roanoke on Friday.

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ODAC lacrosse action yesterday afternoon in the valley pitted the Roanoke College women at Hollins.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Roanoke vs. Hollins; :00]

Coach Julie Mazer and the Lady Maroons were hoping to improve their record to 7-and-3 on the season. It would be all Maroons in the first half, with some quick movement from Steph Calabrese she sets up Leslie Hunt for the shot, and Roanoke leads it 8 to 0. Later, Calabrese takes matters into her own hands, drives through the opening and takes it to the goal for another Roanoke tally. The Maroons would continue their attack on Hollins with an assist from Jennifer Winfield to Erin Harding for the score.
[SUPER=34-Roanoke/24/Hollins/2;]

Roanoke shuts out Hollins 17 to 0 in the first half and go on to win it 24 to 2.
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[S-Avalanche]


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The Salem Avalanche players arrived here in the valley yesterday afternoon to begin defense of the Carolina League Championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Those players met the media during the team's annual player luncheon at Mac and Bob's in Salem.
The roster, as expected, has only a handful of returnees from the championship team.
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The Avalanche opens the season Friday night at Salem Memorial Stadium against the Potomac Cannons.

[S-Eagles]


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The Franklin County baseball team is again soaring on the diamond. Steve Mason recently visited with the perennial power in the Mount.
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((The Eagles resume is as long as it is rich in baseball tradition. Five district titles a regional title, regional runner up, and two state quarterfinals under ninth year head coach F.L. Slough. ((:))
But the Eagles finished 9 and 12 last season. Five starters are back and the pitching staff returns starters Jesse Bowles Bowles, Chris White, Early Page and Ben Hutton. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Bowles is the Eagles top player with a bigtime name. His cousin is former eagle and Tech star Larry Bowles, now rehabbing an injured knee in the Anaheim Angles organization. ((:))
The Eagles are gunning for their first state tournament appearance since 1997. In Rocky Mount Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-Terps]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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[TAPE#=SP-116 12152TC]
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The Maryland Terrapins picked up their newest addition to the school's mantelpiece this morning. Coach Gary Williams claimed the crystal Sears Championship Trophy and a $10 thousand dollar scholarship before returning home today.
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[IN Q=YOU COULDN'T....]
[SUPER=01-Gary Williams/Maryland Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=...THIS WELL."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-College Park, MD/This Afternoon; :00]

The Terps returned home to a heroes' welcome this afternoon in College Park. Rest assured that the entire "Terrapin Nation" will savor this moment for many years to come. But the reality is that folks already are looking ahead to next season.
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[IN Q=WE DO RETURN...]
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[OUT Q=...NEXT YEAR."]

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
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No Monkey business in Hong Kong- where officials say monkeys are a big problem- that they're dealing with in a unique way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hong Kong; ]


So many wild monkeys have turned up in parks and neighborhoods- some begging for food and sometimes snatching what they want from passerbys..... that many visitors are afraid.
So officials are not monkeying around with this nuisance. They're testing the world's first monkey birth control program- to try and keep the monkey population under control.
Animal rights campaigners have praised the plan. (------------)