[1-News-Head]

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The Radford Arsenal is floating an idea to tighten security on the New River.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And, leaders in the Hill City are going back to the drawing board after a law requiring protest permits fails to pass constitutional muster.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The UVa college at Wise gets huge gift. Jack Roush gets a huge upgrade. While Mark Byington is set to get a huge job.
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[VO-NAT]

And this is the final spring fling for the Greensboro Classic - next year the tournament moves to the fall. Thoughts from the pros in sports.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Brief showers early this evening for some, followed by a better chance of rain after midnight. The latest radar pictures coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[SOT 10:08:12]
[IN Q=IT'S JUST]

((IT'S JUST A REAL POPULAR STRETCH THROUGH THERE, I DON'T THINK THAT I SEE WHY THE REASON, WHY THEY WANT TO DO IT, BUT, IT'S JUST HURTING MORE THAN HELPING.))
[OUT Q=HELPING.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A new plan may restrict access to parts of the New River near the Radford Arsenal.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Residents fear they will lose a prime recreation area, officials want security to be tight.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Arsenal-River]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC1:25:25]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-SHot]

In the near future, parts of the New River in Montgomery County may be off limits to the public.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

For security purposes, new restrictions are being considered for portions of the river near the Radford Army Ammunition Plant.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

Officials are holding a meeting on the subject tonight. As New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon reports, local residents are not eager to give up the popular recreation spot.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Lee/Fisherman; :15]
[SUPER=01-Emerson Payne/Fisherman; :40]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :46]
[SUPER=01-Martin Hanbury/Blacksburg Feed & Seed Owner; 1:09]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; 1:23]
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[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Blacksburg.]

((NATS Emerson Payne and Ronnie Lee spend a lot of their retirement on the New River. They often travel from Roanoke to the Whitethorne public landing to do what they love.
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[SOT 17:04:05]
[IN Q=It's one]

((RONNIE LEE/FISHERMAN; IT'S ONE OF THE BEST PLACES ON THE RIVER TO FISH, I MEAN THE FLOAT AND EVERYTHING YOU COME DOWN HERE YOU CAN CATCH 1-HUNDRED FISH IN ONE DAY.))
[OUT Q=ONE DAY.]

But just across from where they launch their boat is the reason why soon, the catch of the day may have to be hooked somewhere else. The Radford Army Ammunition Plant is considering additional security measures. A new plan would shut off public access to the parts of river near its facility.
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[SOT 16:48:10]
[IN Q=i can]

((EMERSON PAYNE/FISHERMAN; IF THERE WOULD BE SOME CAUSES AS TO WORRY ABOUT SOMEONE COMMITTING SOME KIND OF ACT I CAN UNDERSTAND IT BUT IT'S GOING TO HURT A LOT OF INNOCENT PEOPLE THAT ENJOY THIS.))
[OUT Q=ENJOY THIS.]

Tighter restrictions around the secured facility have been discussed since September 11th. Today, the plant has no comment.
But officials from the Army and the Corps of Engineers will discuss the situation at a public meeting tonight.
Martin Hanbury, a bait and tackle store owner, says he knows several of his customers plan on attending.
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[SOT 7:26:16]
[IN Q=i feel ]

((MARTIN HANBURY/BLACKSBURG FEED & SEED OWNER; I FEEL LIKE NO MATTER WHAT THEY DO IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO GET IN THERE, THEY'RE GOING TO GET IN THERE ANYWAY, BUT THEY'RE TAKING OUR RIGHTS AWAY AND I THINK THAT'S THE MOST UPSETTING THING, IT SEEMS THE MORE OF THIS THAT GOES ON WE KEEP LOSING WHAT WE LIKE TO DO. ))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BOTH ORAL]

((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7.COM; BOTH ORAL AND WRITTEN COMMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT TONIGHT'S MEETING. IT'S BEING HELD AT THE NEW RIVER COMPETITIVENESS CENTER IN FAIRLAWN AND STARTS AT SEVEN. RACHEL CANNON NEWS 7, BLACKSBURG.))
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[Canadians]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC1:48:17]
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Each year, Virginia exports more than five billion dollars worth of goods to Canada, and Canadian tourists account for more than 400- thousand overnight visits here in the Old Dominion.
Despite increased security in the wake of September 11th, a representative of the Canadian Embassy says Canada is doing its best to maintain that strong relationship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Audrey Tomick (TOM-ick) is a counsellor with the Canadian Embassy, responsible for transportation policy and border security.
Today, she told members of the Roanoke Kiwanis Club, that while the U.S. and Canada have a common responsibility to protect their citizens, they must also insure that traffic and trade continue to flow across the border.
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[SOT 34:29]
[IN Q=I think that both governments]

((AUDREY TOMICK/CANADIAN EMBASSY: I THINK THAT BOTH GOVERNMENTS ARE COMMITTED TO INSURING THAT THE BORDER IS BOTH SECURE AND ECONOMICALLY VIABLE. AND THAT'S ON BOTH SIDES. AND I THINK THAT IF WE WORK IN THAT DIRECTION, WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO COME UP WITH THINGS THAT WORK.))
[SUPER=01-Audrey Tomick/Canadian Embassy]
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[OUT Q=come up with things that work.]
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[VO-NAT]


Invited to Roanoke by the Kiwanis Club, Tomick was also planning to meet with officials of Norfolk Southern during her visit to western Virginia.
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[Buried-Barrels]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC50:57]
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The City of Roanoke is learning the proper way to manage the environment.
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[VO-NAT :31]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

A handful of Roanoke city officials today joined dozens of other municipal government personnel for a seminar on creating an environmental management plan.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 1997;]

The class is the fourth and final seminar to be hosted by Roanoke as part of its punishment for storing hazardous waster without a permit. In December of 1997, dozens of barrels, many containing hazardous waste, were found buried at the Public Works Service Center. The Environmental Protection Administration says Roanoke lacked a plan to deal with the waste.
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[SOT 17:51:20-17:51:45]
[IN Q=They did not have an Environmental Management system...]

((MARTIN HARRELL/EPA: THEY DID NOT HAVE AN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM THAT PLACED ACCOUNTABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE ON SPECIFI INDIVIDUALS. IT WAS ESSENTIALLY SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE ORGANIZATION AND THEY WOULD OCCASIONALLY SET UP SYSTEMS THAT WEREN'T EXECUTED, NOT CARRIED THROUGH, AND THINGS WOULD ESSENTIALLY GO BACK TO BEING IGNORED.))
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[OUT Q=essentially go back to being ignored.]
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[VO-NAT :11]

The City of Roanoke was convicted of criminal charges and placed on three years probation. Punishment also included 600-thousand dollars worth of fines and community service projects.
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[Longwood]


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Longwood today celebrated its future while remembering its fiery past.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Farmville]


Governor Mark Warner was on hand as Longwood College became Longwood University.
One year ago today, a blaze destroyed four historic buildings, including the signature Rotunda.
But the setback has not stopped the school from moving forward.
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[SOT 01:13:51]
[IN Q=I WAS ON CAMPUS]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I WAS ON CAMPUS LAST JUNE WHEN I CAME WITH BARRY CASE AND GOT A CHANCE TO SEE FIRST-HAND SOME OF THE DEVASTATION. BUT I LOOK AROUND TODAY AND SEE THAT LONGWOOD IS A THRIVING, VIBRANT INSTITUTION THAT HAS PREVAILED OVER ADVERSITY AND THAT IS FLOURISHING.))
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[OUT Q=THAT IS FLOURISHING.]
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[VO-NAT]


Reconstruction of the buildings destroyed in last year's fire will begin this summer.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


A former Democratic Party employee is implicated in the eavesdropping scandal... but says she's not the villian.
Details on that when News 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus, they started out protesting the U-S war on terrorism, but ended up fighting a Lynchburg law.
Now a judge has ruled on their side.
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[Peace-Protest]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC1:26:42]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-SHot]


A circuit court judge says a Lynchburg law requiring protesters to get a permit is unconstitutional.. because it inhibits a person's right to free speech and peaceable assembly.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


So now city leaders have to decide whether they can appeal that ruling... or can come up with a new law that won't run afoul of the Constitution.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Steve/L'Burg Bureau;]


Steve Smallshaw is here to explain..
[LIVE=Steve/FULL L'Burg Bureau]
[SUPER=@ssm1]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]


Keith and Shannon, up until yesterday, city leaders thought the law they had was good enough.. but Judge Mosby Perrow says it needs to be more specific as far as what kind of activity it hopes to regulate.
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[IN Q=natsot]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/November 9, 2001; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jack Payden-Travers/Peace Activist; :26]
[SUPER=01-Col. Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief; 1:05]
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((AND AFTER THEY CITE YOU, YOU'LL HAVE TO CEASE AND DESIST. (And if we don't?) YOU'LL BE ARRESTED.))
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Police say they were just doing their job when they cited the organizer of this peace protest last November for violating the city law that requires groups of more than five people to get a permit before holding a public gathering.
Jack Payden-Travers was convicted and fined 50 dollars.. with the help of the A-C-L-U, he appealed and won.
[SOT 11:25:18]

((JACK PAYDEN-TRAVERS/PEACE ACTIVIST: I THINK ONE OF THE MAIN THINGS IS THAT WHEN ONE LOOKS AT THAT ORDINANCE, ONE REALIZES THAT BASICALLY TO MEET FRIENDS OR TO GO TO CHURCH HERE IN LYNCHBURG WOULD BE IN FACT TECHNICALLY IN VIOLATION OF THE CITY ORDINANCE WHICH WOULD REQUIRE YOU TO GET A PERMIT IF FIVE OR MORE OF YOU WERE GOING ANYWHERE.))
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[OUT Q=were going anywhere.]


Judge Perrow apparently agreed.
In his two-page ruling that overturned Payden-Travers' conviction, Perrow noted that.. under the city code, any group of six or more people, planning to gather in public for just about any purpose couldn't do it without a permit.
Perrow called the statute "overly broad" and one that could inhibit or deter Constitutionally protected conduct.


[SOT 11:29:41]

((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: I'M SURE THAT THE CITY WILL GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARDS AND AT SOME POINT WE'LL HAVE ANOTHER ORDINANCE AND WE WILL AGAIN TRY TO ENFORCE THAT FAIRLY AND EQUITABLY AS IT'S WRITTEN.))
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Chief Bennett says he'll certainly help city council and the city attorney's office draft a new ordinance if they so desire..
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Steve/L'Burg Bureau]


..but as far as what is the magic number of how many people can gather without a permit, nobody seems to know.


[Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Optical Cable named a new president today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Month]


Neil Wilkin was hired as Chief Financial Officer by the company's former President Bob Kopstein.
Wilkin had been on the job three months when Kopstein was fired for mishandling his personal financial holdings in the company.
Wilkin has acted as president since Kopstein's departure.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]


In other company news, Optical Cable had a profitable first quarter... after three losing quarters last year.
Also, two lawsuits against the company by brokerage firms UBS Paine Webber and Bear Sterns have been dismissed.



[Earnings]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Corporate earning figures are in from companies around Southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC18:00]
[SUPER=@file]


The big news came from Advance Auto. The company says it expects earnings per share will be nearly double what was anticipated.
That's 52 cents a share up from 28.
[TAPE#=00-33 TC1:57:53]


Good news as well for Norfolk Southern.
The rail carrier posted a 16 percent jump in first quarter net income today with just a slight drop in revenue.
N-S says it's pleased with the financial results, especially during a period marked by continuing economic slowness.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


A-E-P posted a 16 percent drop in first quarter earnings.
The power company blames a mild winter that kept energy demand low.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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Stocks ended in the red for a third straight day. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-y/58.81/10030.43/y/16.95/1713.34;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 59 points.
NASDAQ fell 17.
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[Eavesdropping]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-12 TC52:52]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-SHot]


The woman suspected of giving GOP officials access to Democratic phone calls isn't talking.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-SHot]


Jacquelyn Daniel, a former employee of the Democratic Party, won't say whether she gave the phone number and password to Ed Matricardi.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


But she did tell the Associated Press today that she isn't the "villain."
Daniel hasn't been charged in the eavesdropping case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Matricardi is facing four felony counts.
In the meantime, the Republican Party of Virginia today named a temporary replacement for Matricardi.
David Johnson will serve until a permanent successor is found.
Johnson says his first priority is to improve morale.
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[Pike]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC1:17:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Former Wythe County Sheriff Wayne Pike has been nominated to serve as Western Virginia's new U-S Marshal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co./File Tape]

Pike served as sheriff for 18 years, having started out as a motorcycle officer. He spent a year and a half on the state parole board, returned to Wythe County to run for sheriff again in 1999 but lost.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

President Bush's nomination of Pike must still be confirmed by the Senate.

[Botetourt-Library]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Bookworms in Botetourt County will soon be able to double their fun.
The Board of Supervisors recently approved the expansion of the county library in Fincastle to more than twice its size.
The additions will include a meeting room, a genealogy room, a new children's room and an increase in the number of books.
The project will cost nearly half a million dollars and COULD be completed by the end of the year.

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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We'll check in at the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic with Steve Mason. Plus, the University of Virginia's College at Wise is keeping up with the Jones thanks to a man named Smith.
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[VO-NAT]

And there is even more good news tonight concerning the amazing recovery of NASCAR owner Jack Roush.
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[S-Wise]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-114 14630tc]
[GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA]


The man whose name is displayed prominently at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, will now get similar billing at Virginia College at Wise.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

Earlier today Carl W. Smith, gave the college at Wise its largest gift ever - a three million dollar donation to fund the completion of the school's football stadium. In 1997, Smith, who is a native of Wise - gave UVa $25 million dollars for its athletic programs. $23 million of that was used to finance the expansion of Scott Stadium and the Carl Smith Center. Construction will begin this spring.
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[S-Payne]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-111 13344TC]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS]


One of the top student athletes at Cave Spring has decided to continue his football career at William & Mary.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]

Daniel Payne, who had hoped to continue his college studies and athletics in the Ivy League has opted to walk-on at William and Mary. Wayne Lineburg recruited him and expect the versatile athlete to tryout as kicker and an H-Back. Payne was just honored yesterday for his all-state recognition as a tight end this past season. Payne is a Governor's school student with a 4 point 2 GPA and he scored 1490 on his SATs.
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[S-GGCC]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mbr]
[TAPE#=SP-120 ]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 sports]


The Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic is the 18th of 49 stops on the PGA tour this season. The Forest Oaks Country Club has called the event home for the past 26 springs. Steve Mason and photographer Dennis Brown tell us that is about to change.
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[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Andie MacDowell/Hollywood Movie Star; :10]
[SUPER=01-Peter Jacobsen/121st on PGA Money List; :31]
[SUPER=01-Jay Haas/55th on PGA Money List; :50]
[SUPER=01-Mark Brazil/GGCC Tournament Director; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Brett Quigley/Finished Second Last Year; 1:45]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:55]
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-116 705tc]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS]


After paying his dues as a part-time and volunteer assistant coach at the University of Virginia under Pete Gillen - Mark Byington is moving up in the college ranks and following another former UVa assistant Tommy Herrion - to the College of Charleston.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham; ;00]

Byington, who was basketball fixture as a teenager growing up in Salem and starring for the Spartans will join the staff as a full-time assistant. The College's sports information office, said no formal announcement was scheduled at this time, but we have been told by several folks close to the situation that Byington will get the job. Byington played his college ball at UNC Wilmington and last year coached with the post graduate program at Hargrave Military.
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[S-Roush]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-108 20136TC]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]


NASCAR owner Jack Roush continues to make a miraculous recovery less than a week after he almost lost his life in a plane crash in Troy, Alabama.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

The 60 year old had the breathing tubes removed from his mouth today and some of the first words out of his mouth were "where is my parking pass for California." Roush suffered a closed head injury last Friday, but today his condition was upgraded to fair and tomorrow morning he will be moved out of intensive care into a private room. Roush still must contend with multiple fractures to his legs and ankles, but he is well on the mend.
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[S-Rookie]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-115 12355TC]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS]


The NBA continues to hand out its postseason honors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Memphis, TN; :00]

Today it's the rookie of the year - and the winner Memphis Grizzlie star Pau Gasol. It was a near unanimous selection as he received 117 of a possible 126 votes cast. He is the first European to win the honor. He averaged 18 points and 9 rebounds in 82 games this season. Gasol is a native of Spain. (------------)