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[TALENT=Kimberly]

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Coming up on News 7--
The suspect of a double- murder in Bedford County apparently takes his own life after a police chase ends in Roanoke early this morning.
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[ANCHOR= Kimberly]


And a grand jury in Charlottesville indicts a man for the 1996 murders of two female hikers in Virginia.





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[ANCHOR=Leo]

Sunshine returns to the area as temperatures warm into the 60s....I'll have your forecast...
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly 2-Shot]


News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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As police officers begin to move in, the suspect in a double murder last night in Bedford apparently takes his own life on a Roanoke highway.
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[Double-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
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[TAPE#=02-17 18:37]
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A mother and daughter are dead in what Bedford County officials say it is the first double murder there in years.

A possible witness to the shootings fled the house and called authorities.
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Richard Lesko is in Bedford County with more.
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((ROLLCUE:..that finally ended in Roanoke.))
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Richard adlibs over :40 of vo.
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[OUT Cue: Shot himself in the head.]
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Richard adlibs

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[Ashcroft]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-05]
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Attorney General John Ashcroft has announced the indictment of a Maryland man in the deaths of two women found murdered six years ago in the Shenandoah National Forest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]

Ashcroft has authorized prosecutors in Charlottesville to seek the death penalty in the hate crimes case against Darrel David Rice.
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[SOT 10:48:50]
[IN Q=Today's indictment charges]

((TODAY'S INDICTMENTS CHARGES RICE SINGLED OUT JULIANNE MARIE WILLIAMS AND LAURA WINANS FOR MURDER BECAUSE OF THEIR GENDER OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION. AS OUTLINED IN THE GOVERNMENT'S PLEADINGS THAT HE ENJOYS ASSAULTING WOMEN, BECAUSE THEY "ARE MORE VULNERABLE" THAN MEN.))
[SUPER=01-John Ashcroft/U. S. Attorney General]
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[OUT Q=they "are more vulnerable" than men.]
[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Rice is already serving an 11 year sentence for the ATTEMPTED abduction of a woman in 1998- -also in the Shenandoah National Forest.

[Cop-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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A New Jersey police officer who was wanted in a deadly shooting rampage was found shot to death inside his car.
Police say the veteran officer killed five neighbors, before shooting and wounding the police chief.
Susan McGinnis reports.
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[SUPER=03-Dover Township, NJ;]
[SUPER=01-Greg Sakowicz/Assistant Ocean Co. Prosecutor;]
[SUPER=01-Michael Mastronardy/Dover Township Police Chief;]
[SUPER=01-Susan McGinnis/CBS News;]
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[OUT Q=McGinnis, CBS News, New York.]

(( AFTER AN ALL-NIGHT MANHUNT FOR ONE OF THEIR OWN...POLICE SAY THE MURDER SUSPECT, A 15 YEAR POLICE VETERAN...WAS FOUND SHOT TO DEATH THIS MORNING IN SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY.

SOT: Greg Sakowicz, Executive assistant Ocean County prosecutor.

"POSITVE ID, APPEARS TO BE SELF INFLICTED."
THE SHOOTING RAMPAGE BEGAN LAST NIGHT WHEN seaside heights police officer edward lutes ALLEGEDLY SHOT FIVE OF HIS NEIGHBORS DEAD.

SOT: CHIEF MICHAEL MASTRONARDY/DOVER TOWNSHIP POLICE

"IT'S EARLY IN THE INVESTIGATION, BUT WE DO KNOW WE HAVE 3 VICTIMS IN ONE HOUSE AND 2 VICTIMS IN ANOTHER."
AFTER THE INTITIAL shooting...POLICE SAY lutes THEN WENT TO THE HOME OF SEASIDE HEIGHTS POLICE CHIEF JAMES COSTELLO.

SOT: MASTRONARDY AGAIN

"HE SHOT CHIEF COSTELLO 3 TIMES. HE'S IN JERSEY SHORE HOSPITAL, HE HAS 3 GUNSHOT WOUNDS, HE'S INS TABLE CONDISTION, HE'S DOING WELL."
NEIGHBORS IN THIS QUIET SEASIDE COMMUNITY ARE IN A STATE OF SHOCK...
MOS: "JUST A QUIET GUY, KEEPS TO HIMSELF. THAT'S ABOUT IT."
"A BIT SHOCKING, REALLY. HE'S A QUIET GUY, I WOULD NEVER EXPECT ANYTHING LIKE THIS."
NO MOTIVE HAS BEEN REVEALED IN THIS INCIDENT as police try to unravel a shooting that left five people dead.
SUSAN MCGINNIS, CBS NEWS. ))

[Middle-East]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Just a day after 13 Israeli soldiers were killed in an ambush attack in a Palestinian refugee camp, there's yet another suicide bombing.
This time, it was aimed at Israeli civilians.
Teri Okita has more.
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[SUPER=03-Near Haifa, Israel;]
[SUPER=01-Ziad Abu Zayyad/Palestinian State Minister;]
[SUPER=01-Emmanuel Nahshon/Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesman;]
[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/U. S. Secretary of State;]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News;]
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The bloody wave of suicide bombers erupted again as an explosion claimed 8 lives on a crowded bus near Haifa.

(Nat cell phones)

Cell phones belonging to the dead and wounded were still ringing as inspectors surveyed the wreckage. The Islamic militant group Hamas claimed reponsibility for the bombing. Palestinian leaders say this is a result of Israel's offensive.

SOT: ZIAD ABU ZAYYAD, PALESTINIAN STATE MINISTER

"There is no way to speak about the suicide attack in the bus and separate in isolation what's happening in Nablus and all cities and also in the Jenin refugee camp where hundreds of Palestinians are killed and thrown in the streets."
But Israel says the latest suicide bombing just means they will continue their military incursions into Jenin, ANGELES and other West Bank areas ...To seek out Palestinian militants. .

SOT: EMMANUEL NAHSHON/ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN

"This is their reception to the Secretary of State Colin Powell and what it means very clearly from our point of view is that we have to keep on fighting."
Colin Powell continues his mission to establish a dialog for peace in the region. Now in Madrid, Powell met with international leaders who are stepping up the pressure on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to negotiate, not escalate the confrontation.
Sec. of State Colin Powell "Once we get started we might take a look what else might be done to allow the two sides to have confidence in what the other side is doing."
Even as the calls for a cease-fire grow louder in the International community, the violence continues. Hizbollah guerrillas fired three Israeli military positions near the border between Lebanon and Israel, paving the way for yet another front in the battle.
TERI OKITA/ON CAMERA CLOSE:
(TO COME.....Monk killed at Church of Nativity. Both sides saying the

other is responsible.) ))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Next on News 7 at Noon, we will have an update on the sextuplets born this week in Kansas,
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Also we will let you know if the Big Game produced a Big Winner last night.
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The U-S Navy has signed an 11-and-a-half million dollar compensation deal for last year's sinking of a Japanese fishing boat.
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An American submarine-- the U-S-S Greenville-- rammed the vessel, causing it to sink off the coast of Hawaii.
Nine people were killed, most of them high school students on an overseas school trip.
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The settlement includes the cost of the ship, mental health care for the survivors, and a memorial service for the nine victims.
It does NOT cover compensation for the survivors and the families of those who died.
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[Sextuplets]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Doctors say sextuplets born to a couple in Kansas over the weekend are growing stronger every day.
The only infant still on a respirator could be taken off soon.
Cynthia Bowers has an update.
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[SUPER=03-Wichita, KS; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sondra Headrick/Mother of Sextuplets; :08]
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(( Tired, but happy Sondra and Eldon Headrick faced the cameras to talk about their medical marvels...all 6 of them.

(Sot/Sondra Headrick) Its just amazing everything went so well, we

couldn't have asked for a better outcome.

(YOU ADD STILLS OF BABIES HERE TO END OF GRAPH)

The three little boys and three little girls born Saturday weigh in at 3 plus pounds and seem to be thriving.

(Sot/Sondra Headrick ) Its hard for me to believe looking at them now

that they all fit in my tummy.
Doctors credit the newborn's health to the sheer determination of their mother who was able to 'hold on' to them for 31 long weeks. Mom Sondra called this hospital home for 93 days prior to giving birth which gave the babies time to better develop.

(Sot/Eldon Headrick ) I'd like to thank my wife, Sondra. She sacrificed

her own comfort, her health and potentially her life for our children...She's very special.

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The number of multiple births in this country has exploded in recent years. In 1980 1377 babies were born in pregnancies involving triplets or more. By 1999 the number was more than 7 thousand.

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An increase attributed to advanced fertility treatments.

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The Headricks, parents to one child wanted another but were unable to conceive. Because their insurance didn't cover infertility treatment, they could only afford fertility drugs. They cost just a fraction of in vitro fertilization, but are much less predictable and can sometimes result in multiple pregnancies.

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It's a choice many infertile couples are forced to make. Only 14 states currently require insurers to offer some kind of fertility coverage.

(nats: news conference)

Insurers say its an issue of money, but Eldon Headrick says they have to pay one way or another.

(Sot/Eldon Headrick father of sextuplets) Boy I think it would sure be

a lot cheaper to do the in vitro than to have sextuplets every once in a while.
When they finally get home to Rago Kansas they'll represent half of the population of 18...and its when they get home they say that the reality will sink in...
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...just how big a joy and how big a job 6 little babies will be. Cynthia Bowers, CBS News Chicago ))

[Big-Game]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=Net]
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Nobody won the 155 MILLION dollar Big Game jackpot last night.
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That means Friday night's drawing will be worth at least 200 MILLION dollars.
There were 35 second-prize winners.
They matched the first five numbers and get 150-thousand dollars each.
207- players matched four of the numbers, plus the Big Money Ball.
They get five-thousand dollars each.
The seven-state lottery hasn't had a jackpot winner since February fifth.
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[11Mason-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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One of the nation's founding fathers was memorialized yesterday in Washington.
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George Mason became the first individual who was not a president to be honored with a memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D-C.
But the statue may not even look like him.
Because no portraits survived from his time, the sculptor visited a Mason family reunion, looking for common features among descendants.
Mason is credited as a driving force behind the Bill of Rights and the 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next on the newscast,
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we will see how band rehearsal turned into much more for one local couple.
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[11Bland-Website]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A local school has designed an award winning web page. A class of 20-students at Bland High School beat hundreds of schools for a first place award from the Virginia Society for Technology and Education. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has more.
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[SUPER=03-Bland Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robbie Morehead/Bland High School Teacher; :10]
[SUPER=01-Corey Maddox/Bland High School Senior; :53]
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((NATS TC 15:22:21 "IF YOU CLICK HERE" You will enter an award winning website. Decked out in Maroon and Gold - it's all you need to know about Bland High School.
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[SOT 9:06:06]
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((ROBBIE MOREHEAD/BHS TEACHER; THE WEBSITE IS BASICALLY AN ONLINE YEARBOOK FOR OUR SCHOOL, IT PROVIDE INFORMATION FOR THE SCHOOL AND THE COMMUNITY.))
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Teacher Robbie Morehead heads the class of 20 juniors and seniors who created the site. It's was an assignment in their advanced web design class. Since this is the first year the instruction is being offered...you could say it was a surprise the design took first place in a statewide website competition.
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((ROBBIE MOREHEAD/BHS TEACHER; IT WAS A MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR OUR CLASS BECAUSE WE ENTERED JUST TO SORT OF HAVE A COMPARISON POINT FOR OUR SITE TO LOOK AND SEE WHERE WE NEEDED TO BE THEN WE WON THIS AWARD.))
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Senior Corey Maddox has his own ideas why it won. The future computer science major says the site is easy to use and interesting to look at.
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[IN Q=YOUR NAVAGATION]

((COREY MADDOX/BHS SENIOR; YOUR NAVIGATION BAR WILL STAND WITH YOU THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE SITE IT NEVER LEAVES AND THE FLASH DESIGNS, FLASH REALLY HELPED US NOBODY ELSE IN VIRGINIA'S GOT THE EASE OF NAVIGATION OR AS MUCH FLASH AS WE DO.))
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Students say it took four to six weeks of trial and error to come up with a final design.
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[SOT 23:34:08]
[IN Q=we had]

((WE HAD AN HOUR CLASS EVERYDAY OR OUT OF CLASS I WORKED ON IT A LOT EVERYBODY WORKED ON IT.))
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((A LOT OF TIMES WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA YOU THINK VERY RURAL HILLBILLY MENTALITY AND HERE AT BLAND WERE VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE PEOPLE WHO HAVE WORKED TO PROVIDE US WITH THE TECHNOLOGY THAT WE NEEDED.))
[OUT Q=THAT WE NEEDED.]

Students worked with 5-desktop computers and 16 laptops with wireless internet systems. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Bland County.))

[Wedding]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=dse]
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A Roanoke County couple didn't have to spend much money for a wedding band...they brought their own with them.
Last night a band director and his fiance decided to end their rehearsal on a high note.
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About an hour into the Roanoke Valley Community Band's practice last night, band director Wilbur Grant and his fiance Loretta tied the knot.
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Wilbur Grant said it made sense to get married at the rehearsal because he considers the band his family.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was up 106 points. The NASDAQ has gained 12 points.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Virginia Tech's Lee Suggs gets more preseason recognition. We'll have the details in just a moment.
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...And the Salem Avalanche is defending its championship well - bringing home another win..
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The Salem Avalance hit the field against Wilmington last night, looking for another win.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Blue Rocks vs. Avalanche; :00]


These folks were giving haircuts at Salem Memorial and using the money to raise funds for Easter Seals.
The Blue Rocks take the early lead on this shot over third base.
That hit is going to plate David (duh Hay-soos) DeJesus from third.
1-nothing.
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The Avalanche evens the count.
Brad Hawpe sends the pitch into right center, and the hit allows Ronnie Merril to make it around third to score.
Cristian Barroa puts the Avalanche up 3-1 in the bottom of the fifth with this homer to left, and Salem wins it 3-2.
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[S-Tom]


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The College of Charleston has named former Virginia assistant Tom Herrion as the school's new basketball coach.
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Herrion has spent the last four seasons at UVa. He helped the Cavaliers to a 70 and 50 record, an NCAA tournament, and two NIT appearances.
The 34 year old is the 20th head coach of Charleston's men's basketball program.
Herrion replaces John (Kress) Kresse , who retired March 12th.
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[S-Suggs]


[ANCHOR=kim]
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Lee Suggs, a former Fleming star, has been invited to participate in an amazing pre-season honor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Suggs has accepted an invitation to be a part of the 2002 Playboy All-American team.
Despite missing all of last year, he will be flown to Phoenix for a photo shoot, much like his coach was several seasons ago.
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[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=...MUCH AS I DID."]
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[S-Jarrett]


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Dale Jarrett and the UPS Ford team have hit a lot of bumps during this 2002 season.
Jarrett rolls into Martinsville this week, 24th in the points race, with only ONE top 10 finish.
But Jarrett has high hopes that his turn- around could come at a track that brought him victory a year ago.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WHAT WE WANT...]
[SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Virginia 500 Defending Champ; :08]
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[OUT Q=...TO GET THERE."]
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Last year, Jarrett passed his Yates racing teammate to take home the win.
He also stole a peek at some of his teammate's notes before the race.
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[OUT Q=...IN THE RACE."]
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[talent=Kim]
[graphic=Martinsville]

Qualifying is Friday afternoon at Martinsville for the Craftsman Trucks and Winston Cup cars.
[Quickcast]
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