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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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[WRITER=jja]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


Is their well water safe.. and when will the smoke clear? Just some questions people who live near the tire fire want answered-
The teen who had children with his teacher talks about their affair in court.
Plus a local teenager is on ESPN tonight- highlights ahead...
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is up next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[SOT 22:02:08]
[IN Q=If they can put it out]

((ANNIE FOUNTAIN/RESIDENT: IF THEY CAN PUT IT OUT IN LESS THAN A MONTH THAT WILL BE FINE. I WILL BE GLAD TO SEE THAT DONE BUT AT THE SAME TIME I'M STILL CONCERNED ABOUT THE LONG TERM EFFECTS.))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=long term effects]
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[VO-NAT]


Some good news about the tire dump fire, it will be out sooner rather than later.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[EPA-Meeting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC1:07:53]
[GRAPHIC=Tire Fire]


Federal, state, and local officials gathered tonight to clear the air.
They held a meeting to allow nearby residents to ask questions and voice their on-going concerns.
Justin McLeod was at tonight's meeting. [***NEWS 7@ 11 MB GRAPHIC***]
[Toss Across=JEan & Justin /MB Set;]


Justin, what were the main topics?
Jean, health effects and water quality continue to cause a lot of concern.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL MB SET]
[SUPER=@justin1]


Officials say protecting the public health and the environment is their number one priority.
But some residents say it may not be good enough.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF MEETING]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Annie Fountain/Area Resident; :11]
[SUPER=01-Chris Wagner/EPA; :32]
[SUPER=01-Joe Bass/Area Resident; :56]
[SUPER=01-Karen Chaples/VA Dept. of Health; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=from the fire itself]

((((NAT SOUND OF MEETING))
More than fifty nearby residents came out Thursday night for a community forum.
A big concern?
Whether the smoke is a health hazard.
[SOT 22:01:06]
[IN Q=They are saying]

((ANNIE FOUNTAIN/NEARBY RESIDENT: THEY ARE SAYING THEY ARE NOT HARMFUL BUT WE KNOW THAT THEY ARE BECAUSE I HAVE ALREADY EXPERIENCE SOME OF THAT. I'VE BEEN TO THE DOCTOR AND I'VE HAD TO GET TREATMENT FOR MY LUNGS.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=for my lungs]


Officials concede the smoke can be irritating at times, but tests reveal the air is still safe.
The E-P-A also expects the smoke to be controlled within the next two weeks and the fire to be put out by the end of the month.
[SOT 22:02:33]
[IN Q=We're extinghusing the fire]

((CHRIS WAGNER/EPA: WE'RE EXTINGUISHING THE FIRE BY PULLING IT APART ATTACKING THE FIRE WITH WATER AND FOAM AND THEN STAGING THE DEBRIS FOR DISPOSAL.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=debris for disposal]


Residents also got an idea of how large the fire really is.
The EPA estimates that two major piles are still burning over an area six acres wide.
In some places, tires are more than 25 feet deep.
Some residents fear efforts to put of the fire could endanger the water supply.
[SOT 21:59:59]
[IN Q=I feel like they]

((JOE BASS/AREA RESIDENT: I FEEL LIKE THEY SHOULD BE TESTING AT LEAST WEEKLY. THEY GOT TO KNOW WHEN THE GROUND WATER IS CONTAMINATED. YOU DON'T WANT TO BE WAITING MONTHS WHEN PEOPLE CAN BE DRINKING THE WATER ALL ALONG.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=water all along]


Health officials say so far there is little evidence of contamination of residential wells.
But they also concede more testing is needed.
[SOT 22:05:17]
[IN Q=Results take a couple of weeks]

((KAREN CHAPLES/VA DEPT. OF HEALTH: RESULTS TAKE A COUPLE OF WEEKS TO GET THE EXACT RESULTS BACK BUT WHAT WE WILL DO IS TO DO IT ON AN ON-GOING BASIS BASED ON WHAT TYPE OF MONITORING RESULTS WE GET FROM THE FIRE ITSELF.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=the fire itself]))
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[***NEWS 7@11 MB GRAPHIC***]
[LIVE= Justin /FULL MB SET]


The EPA says there isn't much run off from putting out the fire because the fire is so hot.
But just in case a water retention pond has been built to collect any water and foam that runs off the burning tires during treatment.
Meetings like tonight's are planned in the future.
[Toss Across=Jean & Justin/MB SET;]


Jean, The EPA also plans to set up trailers near the site so residents can get up to date information on a continuos basis.

[Vinton-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC06:20]
[SS=Accident Invest.]


A Vinton Police officer WILL NOT face charges for an automobile accident that killed two elderly women.
Prosecutor Joel Branscom says the evidence does not support any form of manslaughter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/February]


This all stems from an accident that happened February 23rd just before midnight on Washington Avenue in Vinton.


Officer John Munsey was pursuing a "speeding pick-up" when a car carrying Audrey St. Clair and Onita Bryant collided with Munsey's patrol car.
The two elderly women were killed instantly.
Branscom says the decision not to press charges mainly dealt with how fast Munsey was going at the time of the accident.
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[SOT 11:44:22]
[IN Q=Reckless driving by statute]

((JOEL BRANSCOM/BOTETOURT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: RECKLESS DRIVING BY STATUTE IN A 35 MILE PER HOUR ZONE IS 60 MILES PER HOUR. BASED ON THE ADMISSABLE EVIDENCE I COULDN'T SHOW REALLY MUCH MORE THAN 50.))
[SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Special Prosecutor]
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[OUT Q=much more than 50.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Vinton Police Chief says officer Munsey will be re-instated to patrol duty.
The victims' family has hired a civil attorney.
That attorney had no comment.
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[Clower]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=502-04 TC05:40]
[GRAPHIC=Clower]


It was his co-worker who blew the whistle on Sid Clower.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./Yesterday]


The Henry County Administrator is suspected of stealing at least 200 thousand dollars from the county water authority.
Sources say he was using the money to pay child support to his co-worker, Rosemary Pace and their illegitimate son.
Pace's attorney said today he and Pace discovered documentation related to the matter and handed it over to authorities.
Prosecutors requested blood and saliva samples from Clower today -- which may be used to determine paternity.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Clower's out on bond awaiting a July trial.
Authorities seized computer records from Pace's office last week, and she's on paid leave. So far no charges have been filed against her.

[Middle-east]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Palestinian leaders say they've accepted without conditions the new peace effort from President Bush.
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[VO-NAT 05.5]
[SUPER=03-Bethlehem;]


The President is calling for Israel to stop its incursions in the West Bank-
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[SOT 14:06:57]
[IN Q=]

((PRESIDENT BUSH: I SPEAK AS A COMMITTED FRIEND OF ISRAEL. I SPEAK OUT OF CONCERN FOR ITS LONG TERM SECURITY.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=long term security.]
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[VO-NAT 06]


Bush is also repeating demands that Palestinians stop terror attacks.
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[SOT 14:06:02]
[IN Q=]

((PRESIDENT BUSH: BLOWING YOURSELF UP DOES NOT HELP THE PALESTINIAN CAUSE, TO THE CONTRARY. SUICIDE BOMBING MISSIONS COULD BLOW UP THE HOPE OF A PALESTINIAN STATE.))
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=a Palestinian state.]
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[vo-nat07 plus pad]
President Bush has ordered Secretary of State Colin Powell to the Middle East next week to seek a cease-fire.
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[Coleman]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-12 TC32:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An attorney for a group of legal activists asked the Virginia Supreme Court today to consider the case of a man executed almost ten years ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boydton/1992]


The group says a Buchanan County judge was wrong when he refused to order new D-N-A testing on evidence in the case of Roger Coleman.
Coleman was executed in 1992 for the rape and murder of his sister-in-law in Grundy.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


The state opposes any re-testing of the D-N-A evidence and wants to destroy the samples, although attorneys for the state did NOT present arguments today.
The panel of three justices did not indicate when it would rule.

[Smart-Road]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-14 TC12:49]
[GRAPHIC=Smart Road]

It's the smart road... so it's only fitting that students visit the stretch of highway.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

About 12-hundred students from Salem and New River Valley schools toured the facility today. Children of all ages are able to see the control center and ride on the 2-mile stretch of Smart Road. Officials say they will hold another "school day" in the Fall to meet all the requests for tours.
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[SOT 50:12:24 - :25 // 48:25:26]
[IN Q=we wanted]

((DAN BRUGH/V-DOT ENGINEER; WE WANTED TO TRY AND CONSOLIDATE THOSE AND HAVE ONE DAY WHERE WE CAN PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO SCHOOL KIDS AND SO WE DESIGNATED THIS AS A SCHOOL DAY AT THE SMART ROAD.)) ((MCKEEVER HENLEY/5TH GRADE STUDENT; I THOUGHT THE BRIDGE WAS REALLY COOL HOW IT LOOKED I LEARNED THAT LIKE THE SMART ROAD AND THE TANK OF WATER THAT THEY CAN MAKE SNOW.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Brugh/V-DOT Engineer; :00]
[SUPER=01-McKeever Henley/5th Grade Student; :14]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=CAN MAKE SNOW.]
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[VO-NAT]

It's on the Smart Road that technology controls weather and lighting so researchers can collect driving data. Officials say the goal of the research is to make roads safer.
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[Link]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC36:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Plans for a new museum devoted to the work of photographer O. Winston Link are picking up steam.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


For the next two months, his work will be on display at the History Museum of Western Virginia located in Center in the Square.
Link's photographs will be housed there until the old Norfolk and Western Passenger Station is renovated making way for a permanent exhibit.
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[SOT 1:52:06]
[IN Q=This is an opportunity]

((DAVID HELMER/MUSEUM BOARD MEMBER: THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY HERE TO BRING TO THE ROANOKE VALLEY AN EXHIBIT WHICH WE WILL DO NEXT YEAR OF INTERNATIONAL QUALITY AND TO BRING MULTIPLE VISITORS TO THE ROANOKE AREA.))
[SUPER=01-David Helmer/Museum Board Member]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=to the Roanoke area]
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[VO-NAT]


Construction on the O. Winston Link museum should begin this spring and be completed and open to the public by December of 2003.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


He's the student who had an affair with his sixth grade teacher.
Now he's suing saying officials should have protected him.
We'll hear from him next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And see how pharmacists are helping people lick the habit while keeping them out of little hands.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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[IN Q=]
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[OUT Q=in sports"]
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[LaTourneau]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
The teenager who fathered two children with his sixth grade teacher has been describing their sexual relationship in court.
(Villy Foo-laau) Vili Fualaau and his mother are suing the school district and the police saying officials should have protected the boy from his teacher.
Fualaau told of how teacher Mary Kay Letourneu seduced him by offering to take one item of clothing off for each correct answer on a history test.
Kyle Moore reports.
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[SOT 19:15:00]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Vili Fualaau/Plaintiff; :00]
[Super=03-Kent, WA; :16]
[SUPER=01-Mike Patterson/School District Attorney; :36]
[SUPER=01-Kyle Moore/Reporting; :49]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=for CBS News.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


Fualaau is now 18. LaTourneau is serving time for child rape.

[Nicotine-Lollipops]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Thousands have been sold to smokers who want to quit... but some are afraid kids will get their hands on them too.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Yorba Linda, CA;]

Nicotine lollipops are among the newest stop-smoking aids on the market, but some parents think the idea should be marketed in another form.
Pharmacists though say the pops are not marketed to kids.
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[SOT - 10.38.45]
[IN Q=He dispensed it]

((MARK GONZALEZ/PHARMACIST: HE DISPENSED IT IN A CONTAINER THAT'S CHILDPROOF SO THAT CHILDREN DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO IT, AND WE DON'T SELL TO CHILDREN. WE ONLY SELL TO ADULTS THAT HAVE PRESCRIPTIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Gonzalez/Pharmacist; 06]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=that have prescriptions]
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[VO-NAT]

The lollipops go for about three bucks a piece and contain two to four milligrams of nicotine... that's the same amount found in nicotine gum. But lollipop users say they taste much better than the gum.
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[Luna]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC1:20:35]
[GRAPHIC=NEw Jobs]


More high tech jobs are coming to the New River Valley..
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[VO-NAT :14]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Luna Innovations in Blacksburg is announcing a spinoff company called Luna Energy. The new venture will develop fiber optic censors for the oil and gas industry. Luna officials estimate 1-hundred new jobs within three years...
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[SOT 54:19:22]
[IN Q=high tech]

((STEVE POLAND/LUNA INNOVATIONS VP; HIGH TECH JOBS WE'RE ABLE TO TAP INTO VIRGINIA TECH AND RETAIN SOME OF THE BRIGHTEST PEOPLE OUT OF VIRGINIA TECH AND DUE TO THE SUCCESS WE'VE HAD WITH OUR PREVIOUS SPIN-OFFS WHERE ABLE TO ATTRACT TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS FROM ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Poland/Luna Innovations VP;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=THE UNITED STATES.]
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[VO-NAT]

The technology they develop will measure pressure and temperature down in oil wells. Luna Energy will be located in the Knollwood Office Center in Blacksburg.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


A familiar face on Your Homtown Station in the mornings is leaving.
FInd out who next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, the East Coast has been spared from major hurricanes for the last few years.
See why that could make this hurricane season all the more dangerous when we return.
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[Commercial]

[Gumbel]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A changing of faces on morning television.
Byrant Gumbel is leaving the CBS Early show.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Gumbel says simply it's time for him to move on.
CBS hoped Gumbel would help The Early Show move ahead of the other big networks.
While the show has gained viewers .. it is still behind the Today Show and Good Morning America.
A date for his final broadcast has not been set.
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[Shuttle]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Atlantis Launch]


A fuel leak at the launch pad has grounded the space shuttle Atlantis until at least Sunday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Center, FL]


Today's launch was scrubbed when clouds of volatile hydrogen gas were spotted coming from a pipeline on the side of the mobile launch platform.
Although hydrogen is explosive, a spokesman said the gas was harmlessly venting into the atmosphere and didn't pose a hazard to the shuttle.
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[Lettuce-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Good new if you love salad- The cost of lettuce is coming down- after record high prices.
Unusually cold weather made for an extreme shortage of lettuce.
You can't find iceberg in some stores- In others, consumers were paying nearly three dollars for a head of lettuce.
Prices have dropped about fifty cents- but they are still higher than six months ago.
(toss to Robin)



[Hurricane-Conference]


[ANCHOR=ROBIN]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's been two years since a major hurricane hit U-S soil, but some forecasters say that could be dangerous.
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[VO-NAT]

The danger being short-term memory. Forecasters are afraid people will forget about the destruction a hurricane can cause.
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[SOT - 16.32.54]
[IN Q=Folks who actually]

((MAX MAYFIELD/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER: FOLKS WHO ACTUALLY WENT THROUGH THE EYE WALL OR THE CORE OF A MAJOR HURRICANE - I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT THEM BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT. BUT OTHER PEOPLE WHO REALLY HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED THE DIRECT HIT OF A MAJOR HURRICANE THEY ARE POSSIBLY LETTING THEIR GUARD DOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Max Mayfield/National Hurricane Center;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=their guard down]
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[VO-NAT]

The annual Hurricane Conference was held in Florida on Monday where hundreds viewed the latest hurricane- proof- products and listened to predictions of where storms will hit this year. The El Nino phenomenon prevents hurricanes from gaining strength in the Atlantic Ocean, which means less major storms in the States. Still, the deadliest, most severe hurricanes have occurred when storm numbers were down.
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[S-Extra]


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


J.J. Redick's big night in the Big Apple, the Advance Auto parts soccer festival is here again and tech defense looks to revamp,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/Rockies vs. Cardinals; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - Former Salem Avalanche star Juan Uribe (yoo-REE'-bay) and Benny Agbayani (ag-bah-YAH'-nee) homered as Colorado won in St. Louis 6-to-1 today. The Cardinal bullpen allowed only two runs over 12 innings in the three-game series, but shaky starting pitching cost the cards.
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[OUT Q=...last score."]
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[GO TO BREAK]

[S-JJ]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-111 1:14:45]
[GRAPHIC=J.J. Redick]


J.J. Redick was named most valuable player as he led the East squad past the west 138 to 107 in the 25th McDonald's All-American classic.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN; :00]


J.J. was just taking in the moment at Madison Square Garden as he got ready to play.
He began the night a little slow, missing his first three shots, but he got going with the nice assist that results in the slam.
Then J caught fire in the second quarter. He rips rope from long range on several occasions. This trey made it 41-23 East with 10:18 left in the first half.
[SUPER=33-East/138/West/107;]


In the third, Redick scores his 17th point on the night to make it 94-65 East in a run away. Treys are only part of J.J. resume. Here he takes the inbounds, drives and hits the fade away and yes, he is feelin it!
J.J. would also show some defensive skills. He's gonna steal the rock here and go in for the lay up. Redick led all scorers with 26 points on his way to MVP honors as the East smokes the west 138 to 107.
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[S-Radford]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP_113]
[GRAPHIC=Radford basketball]


Jeri Porter began a new chapter in Radford women's basketball as she met the media yesterday as the University's new head coach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]


Porter was introduced at (Heeth) Heth Hall yesterday. She comes to RU after spending the last three seasons at North Alabama. The Highlanders have struggled of late and Porter is already focussed on what she wants to accomplish.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jeri Porter/Radford Women's Basketball Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=tournament team"]
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[VO-NAT]


Porter is quite familiar with Virginia and the Big South. From 1992 to 1998, she served as recruiting coordinator and assistant coach at Liberty University.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=great opportunity"]
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[S-Soccer]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-120]
[GRAPHIC=Soccer]


The fourth annual Advance Auto Parts Spring Invitational soccer tournament is this Saturday and Sunday. 124 games will be played on 10 fields at Green Hill Park.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


This years tournament will host 75 teams from Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia. For the first time in the tourney's history, a team from Canada will participate.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Danny Beamer/Tournament Director; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=Canadien team here"]
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[S-HILLCATS]


[ANCHOR=Mason]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=SP-116]
[GRAPHIC=hillcats]


Minor league baseball is mostly about developing young talent and winning some games. The Hillcats want the best of both worlds.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


In Lynchburg this year, that is the goal. The 2002 version of the Hillcats was introduced to the media today. It's a ball club that has a blend of experience and youth that has a chance to win it all.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Pete Mackanin/Hillcats Manager; :00]
[SUPER=01-B.J. Barns/Hillcats Outfielder; :15]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=......for all of us"]
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[VO-NAT]

The Hillcats Carolina League home opener is April 12th.
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[S-Defense]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-106 15045TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]


Virginia Tech is finished with its 15 spring practices. But the topic of the Hokies defense is still a hot one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The linebacking corps was decimated by graduation, making replacing the second line of a defense a gamble. And who better to gamble with this year than a guy named "Vegas."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I FEEL...]
[SUPER=01-Vegas Robinson/Virginia Tech Linebacker; :01]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...COMPLETE LINEBACKER."]
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[VO-NAT con't]

The tackles were also wiped out, and one of the guys who plans to step into a starting role is Kevin Lewis. He redshirted last year after playing in 8 games as a true freshman.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=OH YEAH...]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Lewis/Va. Tech Defensive Tackle; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...NEXT FALL."]
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-119]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


Virginia completes spring football April 20th with the Cavaliers annual spring game at David A Harrison Field at Scott Stadium.
The wahoos will welcome the off season considering they'll play a 13 game schedule this coming season.
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[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=....will come"]
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Texas Motor Speedway marks the spot where Winston Cup drivers will qualify tomorrow. Speeds and the level of worry among drivers about tire wear are both high due to the fact the track surface has been changed since last year.
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[IN Q=YOU KNOW...]
[SUPER=01-Mike Skinner/Kodak Chevy Driver; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Waltrip/NAPA Chevy Driver; :24 ]
[RUNS=:38]
[OUT Q=...CRAZY FAST."]

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