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Coming up on News 7-
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A forest fire in this region tonight- We'll have the latest.
A rescue as a man tried to jump off a Bridge- Officers pulled the man to safety.
And News 7's Joy Sutton with Harry Belafonte- all part of the NAACP image awards tonight-
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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Lawmakers adjourn tonight in Richmond amid new allegations in the state eaves-dropping scandal.
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
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State Lawmakers wrapped up the veto session within the hour after approving the sales-tax referendum for Northern Virginia.
But the capitol was also buzzing tonight with a report that an aid to House Speaker Vance Wilkins is under investigation for possible involvement in the recent eavesdropping controversy.
[Double Boxes=Jean and JoeD/State Microwave]


Joe Dashiell is still at the capitol tonight with more on this developing story.
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[SUPER=01-Del. Frank Hall/(D) House Minority Leader; :14]
[SUPER=01-Julie Overy/Wilkins' Spokesperson; :34]
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[Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=02-07 TC1:11:46]
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Firefighters are battling a brush fire in Botetourt County tonight.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
The fire's burning about four miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Mountain Pass Road area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

Crews have been battling the blaze since earlier this evening.... fighting difficult conditions.
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[SOT 05:36:51]
[IN Q=It's pretty much]

((JOHN DOOLEY/BLUE RIDGE FIRE DEPT. ASSISTANT CHIEF: IT'S PRETTY MUCH STEEP, ROUGH, FIRE CREWS ARE DOING HAND WORK, THEY'VE BEEN IN THERE SINCE AROUND 7 OR 7 THIRTY.))
[SUPER=01-John Dooley/Blue Ridge Fire Dept. Assistant Chief; ]
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[OUT Q=or 7 thirty.]
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[VO-NAT]

Dooley says the fire is about 50- percent contained and additional fire crews are being called in to help handle the situation.
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[NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC22:31]
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A leader in the civil rights movement brought his voice to Roanoke tonight. This evening-- Harry Belafonte was the guest of honor at the Roanoke N-double A-C-P Citizens of the Year awards banquet. Teresa Hamilton reports-- a familiar face in the WDBJ family was among tonight's honorees.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Harry Belafonte/Actor & Singer; :22]
[SUPER=01-Edward Murphy/Carilion President & CEO; :45]
[SUPER=01-Joy Sutton/WDBJ Reporter & Anchor; 1:03]
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((ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF ROANOKE... THAT IS THE KEY TO THE CITY.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q= to the city.]

Mayor Ralph Smith was among the first to welcome Harry Belafonte to Roanoke-- The singer and actor was selected to speak at the Roanoke N-double-A-C-P awards banquet based on his many years of work in promoting civil rights.
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((A LOT OF MY LIFE HAS BEEN SPENT IN THE SERVICE OF COMMUNITIES AND SO WHEN ROANOKE AND THE NAACP EXTENDED THE INVITATION TO ME TO COME HERE I TREATED IT LIKE I'D COME TO LONDON.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q= come to London.]

This is the fourth year that the Roanoke N-double-A-C-P has honored several local citizens for their dedication to the community. Among those singled out-- the president and C-E-O of Carilion Health System.
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((EDWARD MURPHY/CARILION CEO AND PRESIDENT: IT WAS REALLY HUMBLING, AS I MENTIONED I DIDN'T EXPECT IT, IT WAS OUT OF THE BLUE AND I WAS PROUD AND HUMBLED BOTH AT THE SAME TIME.)) [RUNS11 ]
[OUT Q= both at the same time.]

NEWS 7 Health Check reporter Joy Sutton was also honored for her many contributions to the community.
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[in q= It has always]

((JOY SUTTON/WDBJ REPORTER: IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY DREAM TO BE A TV REPORTER AND I WOULD SAY IF YOU STRIVE HARD AND IF YOU KEEP GOD FIRST IN YOUR LIFE THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN'T ACCOMPLISH.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q = you can't accomplish.]

This year's ceremony also remembered previous honorees who've since passed away-- including former NEWS 7 sportscaster Roy Stanley.
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[IN Q= I remember]

((JOY SUTTON/WDBJ REPORTER: I REMEMBER WHEN I TOLD PEOPLE IN THE NEWSROOM I WAS GOING TO GET THIS AWARD FOR HIM THEY SAID IT MEANT THE WORLD AND TO KNOW THAT I'M FOLLOWING IN HIS FOOTSTEPS OR THAT PEOPLE EVEN THINK OF ME ON THAT LEVEL REALLY REALLY MEANS A LOT TO ME.)) [runs14]
[out q= means a lot to me.]

Sutton says because of Roy-- she will also strive to continue to do her part in the community. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke. ))

[Bush]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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President Bush addressed the nation's best R-O-T-C students who're gathered this week at Virginia Military Institute.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]

He mingled with the best of America's future military leaders... men and women who are Marshall Award Winners. The honor is named for General George C. Marshall a 1901 V-M-I graduate.
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[SOT 10:46:05]
[IN Q=General George Marshall]

((GENERAL GEORGE MARSHALL IS ADMIRED FOR THE WAR HE FOUGHT, YET BEST REMEMBERED FOR THE PEACE HE SECURED.))
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[OUT Q=the peace he secured.]
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[VO-NAT]

General Marshall devised the plan to rebuild Europe after World War Two. Students from each of the colleges that have an R-O-T-C program sent their top candidates to V-M-I. They knew the President had been invited, but didn't know until they arrived on Post that he'd accepted.
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[SOT 11:10:50]
[IN Q=But just to have him]

((NICOLLE JOHNSON/JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY; BUT JUST TO HAVE HIM HERE TO SPEAK TO US, THE MARSHALL AWARD WINNERS- -IT WAS GREAT.))
[SUPER=01-Nicolle Johnson/James Madison University]
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[OUT Q=it was great]
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[VO-NAT]

President Bush is only the third sitting President to visit V-M-I. Lyndon Johnson went in 1964 and Millard Fillmore in 1851.
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[Airport-Bush]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Before heading to Lexington, President Bush stopped for a brief "one on one" with a Roanoke Valley volunteer.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Jennie Sue Murdock met President Bush at the Roanoke Regional Airport to be honored for her decades of community service with the Red Cross.
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[IN Q=I never dreamed that I would be picked...]

((JENNIE SUE MURDOCK/VOLUNTEER: I NEVER DREAMED THAT I WOULD BE PICKED. I'M NOT SURE HOW MANY WERE SUBMITTED OR WHETHER THEY WANTED A SENIOR CITIZEN. I'M GUESSING THAT'S PART OF IT BECAUSE HE WANTS TO INCREASE SENIORS IN VOLUNTEERISM.))
[SUPER=01-Jennie Sue Murdock/Volunteer;]
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[OUT Q=increase seniors in volunteerism.]
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[VO-NAT :17]

Murdock described Mr. Bush as warm, personable and genuine. She says she wished him good luck in Spanish as he walked away and that he understood and replied in kind. By recognizing volunteers across the country President Bush hopes to inspire others to donate their time.
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[Middle-East]


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The prospect for peace in the Middle East is not looking bright- even as Colin Powell wraps up his trip to that region.
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[VO-NAT 17]


With Powell barely beyond the borders of Israel- Israeli tanks were again firing machine guns into the West Bank city of Jenin.
Israel is still flexing its military muscle in Palestinian towns and Arafat is still a virtual prisoner in his own compound- surrounded by Israeli troops.
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[SOT 14:10:07]
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((YASSER ARAFAT/PALESTINIAN LIBERATION ORGANIZATION: IS THIS ACCEPTABLE THAT I CAN'T GO OUTSIDE THIS DOOR... AND FOR HOW LONG??))
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[OUT Q=FOR HOW LONG?]
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During today's speech in Lexington, President Bush commended Powell for his efforts.
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((I WANT TO THANK SECRETARY POWELL FOR HIS HARD WORK AT A DIFFICULT TASK. HE RETURNS HOME HAVING MADE PROGRESS TOWARDS PEACE.))
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[OUT Q=towards peace.]
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[vo-nat]
Powell talked peace with Yasser Arafat- and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon-during his visit.
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Police officers are being hailed as heros... as they keep a murder suspect from jumping off a bridge on I-95.
We'll show you next on News 7.
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Plus the first time's the charm- We'll meet one of the winners of the Big Game...
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((THE FIRST TIME EVERY PLAYED OOH.. I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO PLAY.))
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More from this 20 year old Multi millionaire coming up.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Emory & Henry comes to town to battle Roanoke College on the diamond. Tech's Grant Noel suffers an injury in the final practice before the spring game. His former teammate Jason Davis tries to fit in Johnson City. Buckshot misfires one time too many for Petty, while 15 teams test at Richmond.

And Steve Spurrier and the Skins talk the talk tonight on the Big 7. ))[Bridge-Standoff]


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Several police officers are being hailed as heroes for saving the life of a murder suspect who tried to jump from one of the nation's busiest bridges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wilson Bridge]


Jeffrey Thomas vowed he wouldn't be taken alive as he dangled from the rail of the Wilson Bridge that connects Virginia and Maryland.
He threatened to jump after an unsuccessful effort to evade Maryland police officers.
Officers were able to talk Thomas into relaxing enough to grab him, pull him to safety, and take him into custody.
Thomas faces murder charges for allegedly stabbing his wife to death in New Jersey.
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[Argentina-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Imagine not being paid for months- it was enough to bring
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[VO-NAT 06]
[SUPER=03-La Plata, Argentina;]

workers out in force in Argentina today- where angry employees staged violent protests.
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((NAT PROTESTERS))
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[OUT Q=nat sound protests]
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Hundreds of State employees of the San Juan province occupied the local government headquarters- and other public buildings
The haven't been paid since January and they say the government is lying to them.
Workers threw stones and broke windows- Economic problems are causing serious social problems in the country.
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[Lottery-Winner]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Three people picked all the numbers right in last night's Big Game lottery....
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[vo-nat 11]
[Super=03-Burbank, GA;]


One of them is 20 year old Erika Greene-
Greene lives with her parents- and she's now a multi millionaire. She says it was the first time she's played the Big Game.
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((ERIKA GREENE/BIG GAME WINNER; I'M DEFINITELY GONNA BUY A CAR. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT KIND OF CAR BUT DEFINITELY A CARE RIGHT AWAY.))
[SUPER=01-Erika Greene/Big Game Winner;]
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[OUT Q=car right away.]
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[vo-nat 20 plus pad ]
Greene bought her ticket at a convenience store about 30 miles northeast of Atlanta. It was the first time she ever played.
She's one of three winners-- each ticket is worth more than 110-million dollars. Green opted for a single payout of about 58 million.
The other winners are in Maryland and Illinois-- they have yet to come forward.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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Covering sports has always been a race... but it's gotten easier over the years.
Mike Stevens shows us how as we continue building for the future.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, polar bears are supposed to like ice right? Well one zoo is out to challenge that notion.
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[Sports-Then]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[**ANCHOR TAG**]
Perhaps nothing will benefit more from the advent of High Definition Television than "Sports On TV." But four decades ago, nothing suffered more.
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[TAKE BLDG FOR FUTURE FS]
As we prepare to move to our "Building for the Future", Mike Stevens shows us how television sports has not only changed with the times, but also benefited from the technology.
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[IN Q=As you have no doubt...]
[SUPER=@Mike2; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dexter Mills/WDBJ's First Sports Director; :30]
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[OUT Q=...Mike Stevens News 7.]
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(( As you have no doubt already heard this week - when WDBJ-7 opened for business on Colonial Avenue in 1961 - there were no video tapes and no satellite dishes - only film. Despite the difficulties and limitations that film presented to sports - WDBJ-7 covered many of the same events it covers today like NASCAR. ((NAT SOUND OF DEXTER MILLS:)) WDBJ-7's sports pioneer, Dexter Mills, made sure that the Tech-VMI Thanksgiving Day classics at Victory Stadium were filmed and given top billing in the newscasts. Even back then News 7 sports was committed to delivering local sports of all types - even including professional wrestling at the Stadium. But back then wrestling with the film was perhaps the biggest challenge when it came to covering sports. Filming an entire sporting event was an expensive and time consuming endeavor. Sports on TV News didn't actually take off until late 1979 and early 1980 with the arrival of videotape. Now highlights could be more easily edited and presented in the daily newscasts. The quality of presenting sports on TV has improved dramatically in the past forty years as evidenced in this sequence of football dating back to August of 1961 when the Steelers played the Colts at Victory Stadium and ending with the Tech-UVa game from this past fall at Scott Stadium. ((MONTAGE WITH MUSIC:)) From Dexter Mills, to Bill King to Steve Shapiro to Pat Krueger, to John Kernan to the late Roy Stanley to today News 7 Sports has changed with the technology, but always kept local sporting events at the top of its list of priorities. Mike Stevens News 7.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin' .. we'll remember Ted Powers' commentaries. And some of this station's pioneers tells us what they think of television news today.


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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA sp-111 12700tc]
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Grant Noel is injured, Jason Davis in on the rebound, Spurrier is talking big, they're testing at Richmond and Emory & Henry comes to town and wins big in the ODAC.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/MSG; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - the Mets' lost to the Braves 2-to-1, but the Braves may again lost Greg Maddux. Maddux left the game after just one inning after slipping on first base and reinjuring his back. It was just his second start since coming off the disabled list.
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[S-Noel]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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Virginia Tech's final practice before the spring game this Saturday turned out to be rather eventful.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Spring Practice; :00]

Starting quarterback Grant Noel injured his left knee and may have a torn the lateral meniscus cartilage. Noel plans to be reevaluated later today once the swelling goes down. No decision has been made on his status for the spring game.
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[S-ODAC]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-119 5251TC]
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For the second straight night the Roanoke College Maroons baseball team was in Kiwanis Field. Last night Roanoke played host to Emory & Henry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Emory & Henry vs. Roanoke; :00]

After an eventful weather afternoon in the Roanoke Valley things cleared off nicely last night. The air was a little thick, but not thick enough to hold the balls in the yard. Wes Mathesius gets hold of this Maroon offering and gives it a ride over the center field wall. The two run shot makes it 2-to-nothing.
[super=34-Emory & Henry/24/Roanoke/0;]

The long balls would continue to rain down in the parking lot as Rob Spencer cranks out a solo shot to left field and Emory & Henry beats Roanoke 24 to 0.
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[S-Jones]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-117 11845TC]
[GRAPHIC=PETTY]


Petty Enterprises has been struggling for two years and yesterday a driver change was made in Level Cross.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Friday; :00]

Buckshot Jones, the driver of the number 44 Dodge has been replaced at least for this weekend's Talladega - Aaron's 499 Steve Grissom, who has been with Petty Enterprises in research and development for the last few years, will drive the car. No word on whether or not the change is permanent. Team owner Kyle Petty says simple it was time to shake things up.
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[S-Richmond]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-112 13607tc]
[GRAPHIC=RICHMOND RACEWAY]


A number of Winston Cup teams have been hanging out in Richmond this week testing for next month's circuit stop.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]

15 teams set up shop in Richmond to fine tune their cars for the Pontiac Excitement 400 the first weekend in May. But there has been a little too much excitement this week. New sealer on the track, coupled with a new Goodyear tire and most importantly unseasonable temperatures in the 90s have made making the grade in testing almost impossible.
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[SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Miller Ford Driver; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Citgo Ford Driver; :19]
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[OUT Q=...SUN COMES OUT."]
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[S-Redskins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=mbr]
[TAPE#=SP-106 20048tc]
[GRAPHIC=Redskins]

The Washington Redskins have the 18th pick in the First Round of Saturday's NFL Draft and don't be surprised if new head coach Steve Spurrier look to a player with Gainesvile roots to fill the selection. Every day at Redskins' Park is just like old home week for Spurrier.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="At Florida...]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn/Redskins Mini-Camp; :00]
[SUPER=01-Danny Wuerffel/Redskins' Quarterback; :21]
[SUPER=01-Jacquez Green/Redskins' Wide Receiver; :50]
[SUPER=01-Steve Spurrier/122-27-1 as Florida coach; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=...to do here."]
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((At Florida Quarterback Danny Wuerffel and Coach Steve Spurrier teamed up to win a Heisman Trophy and a national championship. So, when Spurrier acquired Wuerffel as one of his first moves as the Redskins Head Coach, the 5-year pro found himself in a familiar situation.)) ((Bite: Wuerfel -- 7:03:04)) ((In...Coach Spurrier...)) ((Runs...:08)) ((Out...a great time.")) ((Wuerffel was just the first of Spurrier's former players to sign with the Redskins. Receiver's Riedell Anthony and Jacquez Green also re-joined their old coach during the off-season. And while some have suggested that Spurrier's gathering of former Florida Gators won't equal success in the NFL, Green isn't buying that for a moment.)) ((Bite: Green -- 9:48:14)) ((In..."College's and the...)) ((Runs...:08)) ((Out...it will work.")) ((Spurrier won 122 games, 7 Southeastern Conference Championships and a national title at Florida. And, while he's traded his Florida Orange for Redskin Maroon, his offensive system and his style remain uniquely Steve Spurrier.)) ((Bite: Spurrier -- 19:47)) ((In...I'd probably have...)) ((Runs..:13)) ((Out...to do here."))
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[ANCHOR=mike]

[Hold Redskins Graphic] The Skins say they are very interested in Oregon quarterback Joey Harrington in the draft, but are afraid he will not be around when they pick 18th. The Skins next pick is not until late in the second round with the 53nd overall selection. As for the likelihood of Spurrier grabbing more Gators in the draft. The Skins need receivers and two of his former players at Florida, Jabar Gaffney and Reche Caldwell, are among the top wide receivers in the draft.

[S-Davis]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mbr]
[TAPE#=SP-116 12948TC]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA Football]


Noel's former teammate at Tech, Jason Davis, has a new home at East Tennessee State University.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Johnson City, TN/ETSU Spring Practice]

Davis just completed his first spring practice with the Buccaneers. He is one of two Division One transfers to join the Bucs this season along with a place kicker from the University of Tennessee.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a big change...]
[SUPER=01-Jason Davis/ETSU Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=I guess you could say."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Davis, a Tennessee native, says he's happy to be closer to home. His new coach hasn't promised him playing time, but his chances to play are certainly greater in Johnson City than they would have been in Blacksburg.
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[SOT -- Paul Hamilton 16:56:27]
[IN Q=We know he is...]
[SUPER=01-Paul Hamilton/ETSU Head Coach]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=in our program."]
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[Polar-Bear]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kgu]
[TAPE#=]
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One bear in California is warming up to her new home...
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[VO-NAT 4:22:42]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA]

(OOH-loo)Uulu was a little nervous yesterday when the San Francisco Zoo let her in her new grassy home. And that "paws" had a reason.. this is her first time on grass in 17- years. The Zoo just opened a new polar bear exhibit... and zookeepers think that the home will show visitors that polar bears like to hangout in the grass as much as the cold. Uulu didn't seem to mind the change... and seems to be adjusting well. (------------)