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Coming up-
The President was apparently warned of possible plans to hijack U-S airliners.
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One scientist says he will clone a human this summer. We'll hear from him.
And the force is with them tonight- as people get ready to see the midnight premiere of Star Wars...
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News 7 at Eleven.

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Until it happened, it seemed un-imaginable to most.
But tonight, the White House confirms President Bush was briefed weeks before September 11th that an attack by Osama bin Laden could involve the hijacking of a U-S aircraft.
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[Terrorism]


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In the weeks before the September eleventh attacks, President Bush was briefed about a possible plot to hijack American planes- but he was not made aware that the planes could be used as missiles.
And the public was not informed of the warning.
The information comes as the FBI says it's getting ready to make some changes in the way it fights terrorism.
Aleen Sirgany has more from Washington.
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((THE WHITE HOUSE NOW CONFIRMS THAT PRESIDENT BUSH WAS WARNED BEFORE THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS ... ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF OSAMA BIN LADEN'S TERRORIST NETWORK HIJACKING AMERICAN PLANES. BUT ACCORDING TO WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN, ARI FLEISCHER, THE PRESIDENT AND HIS ADVBUT ACCORDING TO WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN, ARI FLEISCHER WOULD NOT REVEAL ANY OTHER DETAILS ... HOWEVER CBS NEWS HAS LEARNED THIDENT BUSH BECAME AWARE OF IT DURING A DAILY BRIEFING WITH THE DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE. THE EMAIL MESSAGE WARNED THAT FOLLOWERS OF BIN LADEN MIGHT BE ATTENDING FLIGHT SCHOOLS IN THE U.S. SEN. BOB GRAHAM/D: FLORIDA: "How in the world could somebody of read this document and not had lights, firec"How in the world could somebody of read this document and not had lights, fireDant." THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE APPROPRIATE AGENCIES WERE NOTIFIED. SOME EXPERTS ARE NOT SURPRISED THE INFORMATION WAS OVERLOOKED. RICHARD BETTS/INTELLIGENCE EXPERT: "Very often the information is uncertain and it looks like it would be crazy for the enemy to attack. Intelligence will decide there's some other explanation for the indicators because they assume the enemy won't commit suicide." IN RESPONSE TO THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS, THE F-B-I HOPES TO FIX GLARING FLAWS IN INTELLIGENCE GATHERING ... BY CREATING A SPECIAL TEAM IN WASHINGTON THAT WOULD HEAD ALL TERRORIST INVESTIGATIONS ... AND EVALUATE ANY THREATS THAT MAY HAVE OTHERWISE BEEN BRUSHED ASIDE. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, THE WHITE HOUSE.))

[WTC-Cleanup]


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Cleanup goes on at Ground Zero eight months after the attack.
Tomorrow New York City officials will meet to decide when to mark the official completion of recovery work at Ground Zero.
It's estimated the last load of World Trade Center Debris will be hauled out either late this month of in early June.

[Hidden-Valley]


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Roanoke County police say a junior high school student could face criminal charges for telling classmates he brought an explosive device to school.
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One-thousand students at Hidden Valley Junior High were evacuated at about two while state police searched the building.
Roanoke County investigators say the boy had a device that APPEARED to be a fake grenade.
State police are X-raying the item to figure out whether it's real.
The school says it will take disciplinary action against the student.
Roanoke County police say they will probably seek criminal charges.
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The school sent a note home with children describing the incident as a "false alert."
Principal B-J Brewer commended students and staff for their quick response to the situation.

[FEMA-Tornado]


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Finally some good news for residents in storm-ravaged central Virginia..
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More than two weeks after a tornado cut a path of destruction in Bedford and Campbell counties, those localities have been added to FEMA's disaster list.
The declaration will help provide businesses with low-interest loans to rebuild and residents can qualify for federal grants to make up for losses that were NOT covered by insurance.
Authorities say it's important that affected residents call FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA to pre-register for assistance.
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[Mega-millions]


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Virginians can now try their luck on a new lottery game.
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Mega Millions was unveiled today by Virginia Lottery officials.
It will replace the Big Game.
True to its name, Mega Millions is expected to generate the largest jackpots ever.
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Tickets for Mega Millions went on sale today.
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[Cloning]


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A Kentucky Doctor says he's on the verge of cloning a human being.
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Dr. Pano Zavos is a fertility specialist- who argues that cloning is appropriate for infertile couples.
He says he will implant cloned embryos in 12 women this year.
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((DR. PANO ZAVOS/ANDROLOGY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA: THE PLAN IS WE'RE GOING TO DO THE FIRST 12 COUPLES SOMETIME THIS SUMMER. REPORTER: WHERE DO YOU PLAN TO DO THIS? DR. ZAVOS: SOMETIME THIS SUMMER AND SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD.))
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Animals such as cows and pigs are cloned everyday - but the technology isn't complete- and there are high rates of deformities.
Zavos says he's just more advanced that anyone.
At a cloning hearing on Capitol Hill- some lawmakers made it clear they're opposed to human cloning.
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((REP. MARK SOUDER/(R) INDIANA; CLONING REGARDLESS OF INTENT REDUCES HUMAN LIFE TO A COMMODITY THAT IS CREATED AND DESTROYED FOR CONVENIENCE.))
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But more and more scientists are calling on congress to permit cloning for research on disease like Parkinsons.
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[Star-Wars]


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It's the night Star Wars fans have been waiting for.
In a little less than an hour, the latest installment in the series will hit the big screen.
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Teresa Hamilton is at Valley View Grande where fans are counting down the minutes.
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[Cannes]


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The stars are out in France- it is time for the Cannes Film Festival-
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Woody Allen received the Palm of Palms - a special achievement award given only once in the past to Ingmar Bergman.

Allen has never attended Cannes despite annual requests- preferring to stay at home.
Also on the Red Carpet- Debra Messing of NBC's comedy hit- Will and Grace.
Sharon Stone also showed up- just eight months after suffering a near fatal brain hemorrhage.
She told reporters she is recovered and jut wants to get back to the movie making.
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More than 100-thousand Southwest Virginians are caught in the middle of a big insurance dispute... one that could hit their wallets.
Details on that next on News 7.
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Plus V-Dot moves into the slow lane and puts some big road construction projects on hold.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Avalanche gets back in the groove and silences the Keys. Front Joe gets a ride and a job just in time for the Winston. UVa's JC Mathis has left the Cavaliers' basketball team. Former Salem Pirate Tony Pena get a big league job and the D-2 softball championship is ready to roll in Salem. Tonig

ht on the Big 7.))[Trigon]


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Carilion and Trigon can not agree on a price for health care services.
Trigon says it's done negotiating.
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Carilion offered Trigon a 20 percent discount on health care services.
Trigon wants 27 percent.
The two have made compromises on many things... but Trigon says it's still overpaying for Carilion services.
Carilion still wants to talk.
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[butt butt butt butt] [tc:01:17:58] ((DON LORTON/CARILION CFO: THEIR ANALYSTS CALLED ME THIS MORNING... OF NEGOTIATIONS.))
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The current contract between Trigon and Carilion expires in December. After that, Carilion services will be out of network for Trigon customers.

[VDOT]


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A revision of the state's roadbuilding program will remove more than 170 projects from the six- year plan... almost three billion dollars worth of construction.
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The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to cut 20 projects in the Salem District, including improvements to Interstate 81 between Salem and I-581.
Other projects on the list include work on Route 221 in Bedford County, Route 220 North of Eagle Rock, Route 100 in Giles County, and Route 114 near the Radford Arsenal.
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((DAVE NUTTER/(R)CHRISTIANSBURG: THE GOVERNOR HAS SAID IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WE WANT TO BE ONE VIRGINIA ONE FUTURE IS HIS GOAL. THEN WE HAVE TO LOOK AT ENHANCING THE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN WESTERN VIRGINIA IN ORDER TO HELP BRING THE ECONOMY FORWARD.)) ((FRED ALTIZER/VDOT DISTRICT MANAGER: WE HAD TO REALLY PRIORITIZE AND LOOK AT THE AMOUNT OF RESOURCES WE HAD AVAILABLE. AND WE HAD TO MEET THOSE GOALS AND SOME PROJECTS JUST HAD TO BE DROPPED.))
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The Commonwealth Transportation Board is expected to approve a tentative six- year plan, but officials will hold public hearings in June before finalizing the cuts.
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[Antiques-Bust]


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The owner of George's Place on Williamson Road in Roanoke has admitted he's a crack dealer. He has also agreed to hand over everything in the shop to the government.
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54-year old George Spence was busted in January, the day the D-E-A raided the place.
He was indicted for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. His case WAS set for trial tomorrow. Rather than face a jury on ten counts of distribution, Spence pled guilty this afternoon to the conspiracy and possession of a firearm.
The government estimates Spence was responsible for selling between 50 and 150 grams of crack.
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"I know I'm guilty," Spence told the judge. "I've got to face it."
Spence faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years in prison.

[McDonalds]


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Three longtime McDonalds workers were killed on the job today when a car careened out of control and smashed into the restaurant.
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It happened at the Mount Emprhaim New Jersey Restaurant.
A 50 year old was driving the Cadillac- his car sped through an intersection, jumped the curb and crashed through the front window of the restaurant.
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((JAMES LYNCH: THE VEHICLE WENT THROUGH THE PLAY AREA WENT THROUGH THE AREA PATRONS WERE SITTING HAVING A MEAL, AND IT WENT THROUGH THE COUNTER AREA.))
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The car's driver is in critical condition. So far police aren't saying whether drugs or alcohol were involved.
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Nearly 500 police officers fell in the line of duty this past year... today they were not forgotten.
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Plus V-M-I remembers it's fallen cadets... teenagers killed in the civil war battle of New Market
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[Commercial]

[Police-Memorial]


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480 police officers have lost their lives in the line of duty this past year.... 72 of them on September 11th. Today- a day to pay tribute- with words and songs.
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((HOW DO FORGET THAT SMILE. MY WORLD AROUND MY FEET ON THE GROUND.))
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Singer Marc Antony- sang- and so did a New York Police officer. President Bush and others said America is grateful for the sacrifices of its men and women in blue.
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((WE MUST GATHER OUR STRENGTH AND USE THE PASSING OF OUR FALLEN COLLEAGUES TO HONOR OUR OFFICERS BOTH HERE AND GONE.))


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Thousands gathered at Capitol hill for this annual tribute to fallen officers.
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[Warner-VMI]


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Governor Mark Warner honored a select group of Civil War legends today...
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Of the nearly 250 teenagers at V-M-I who marched to New Market to aid in the battle against advancing Union troops, 10 cadets were killed and 47 were wounded. Today the school remembered the dead, on the anniversary of the 1864 battle. As V-M-I prepares to graduate some cadets into the armed forces, leaders say today's cadets can look back at the heroism their brothers showed 138-years ago.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER; THE VOLUNTEER PATRIOT SOLDIER IS AS GENERAL JACKSON SAID IS THE BEST BULWARK IN TERMS OF PROTECTING DEMOCRACY AND THE BEST SOLDIER THE WORLD WILL EVER PRODUCE. AND YOU ARE LOOKING AT SOME OF THE BEST SOLDIERS THAT OUR COUNTRY AND THE WORLD WILL PRODUCE RIGHT HERE.)) ((MAJ. GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT; THERE IS TRULY SOMETHING TO BE SAID FOR REMEMBERING IN A CEREMONIAL WAY AND BEING MOVED EMOTIONALLY BY THAT MEMORY. IT'S VERY GOOD THAT WE PAUSE FROM TIME TO TIME AND REMEMBER THINGS LIKE THIS, AND BE INSPIRED BY THEM.))
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The ceremony included a roll call of the ten cadets, and the placing of a wreath at a statue commemorating the dead.
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[Monitor-Turret]


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If all goes as planned, the turret of the civil war ironclad Monitor will rise above the surface of the Atlantic this summer.
A recovery plan was announced today.
A special heavy-lift derrick will be used to raise the ship's 120-ton turret from the waters off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
That's where it sank 140 years ago.
After lengthy preservation work, the turret and guns will go on permanent display at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News..

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JC leaves the UVA hoops team. The Avs get back on the winning track. Nemechek gets a new ride. And triple A would be proud of the traveling skills of the D-2 softball teams. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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Tony Pena is now the new skipper of the Kansas City Royals. Pena was a five time all-star catcher in the big leagues and he also played locally for the Salem Pirates in 1977 - hitting 276 with 7 homers in 84 games. Pena joins Art Howe and Terry Collins as former Salem players in the 70s - who have gone on to manage in the big leagues.
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[S-Mathis]


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The University of Virginia men's basketball team is losing another key element. Rising junior J.C. Mathis has decided to leave the program - effective immediately.
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The six-foot eight inch forward from Brooklyn, New York lettered each of his first two seasons at Virginia. This past year he played in 28 games and started 20 of those. His playing time was projected to increase even more next season. Head coach Pete Gillen says Mathis asked for his immediate release, and that he has been granted it. No word on where he plans to transfer to in the future.
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[S-Nets]


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The Charlotte Hornets took the court last night against New Jersey in the NBA playoffs knowing this could be the final game in franchise history. George Lynch knew exactly what his team needed to do to extend the series and the season.
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George would lead by example as he snares the rebound and fires the outlet pass to P.J. Brown. He makes the catch the plants the ball in the floor with the slam.
[SUPER=33-Charlotte/95/New Jersey/103/Nets Win 4-to-1;]

But it was not to be as the Hornets 14 year run in the Queen City ends tonight as Jersey wins the game and series 103 to 95.
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[S-AVs]


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Game three of the Keys-Avalanche series last night at Salem Memorial.
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Express coach Perry Florio was in the house last night spending a night out with the family. This one was all Salem as Cory Sullivan hits one sharply to right. Jorge Piedra comes home from second on the play and it's 1-to-nothing in the first. Next Piedra will bunt down the third base line, and what should have been a close play at home turns into an easy run for Melvin Rosario. It's 2-to-nothing in the second. Miguel Vilorio would then hit one fair up the third base line.
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Rosario will motor around and score all the way from first. Salem beats the Keys with ease tonight 7-to-1.
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[S-Softball]


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The NCAA Division Two Softball tournament opens tomorrow morning at 11 at the Moyer Complex in Salem. Eight teams have made their way to the Roanoke Valley - although for most it has taken some doing to get here.
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((Nat Sound -- 2:26:17)) ((Runs...:07)) ((Out...Night & Day)) ((The four-day party got underway with an afternoon barbecue hosted by the City of Salem. To get here the eight teams had to win four games in the regionals, but that was the easy part. Barry University traveled 906 miles to Salem from its home base in Miami Shores, Florida. Grand Valley State logged 716 miles from its home in Allendale, Michigan. But the Road Warrior award goes to Chico State, which needed 2,765 miles and a full day to make it from Northern California to Salem. The ladies from Chico, California took the practice field at Moyer this morning ready to go after spending Tuesday on planes and buses)) ((Bite: Teri Rupe -- 1:59:42)) ((In...We leave Chico...)) ((Runs...:11)) ((Out...quite a trip.")) ((North Dakota State needed 14-hundred-25 miles to travel from Fargo, North Dakota. The Lady Bison practiced this morning under bright sunshine and in shorts -- something they haven't been able to do in frigid Fargo)) ((Bite -- Darren Mueller -- 2:24:08)) ((In...Usually up in North Dakota...)) ((Runs...:08)) ((Out...shorts all year)) ((Saint Mary's College made the trip from San Antonio, Texas -- 13-hundred-and-73 miles from Salem. LeMoyne College calls Syracuse New York home -- 539 miles from Moyer. Kennesaw State was just one of two teams to bus to Salem -- a 438 mile trip from Northern Georgia. And Bloomsburg not only has the best record in the field, but home field advantage -- just 369 miles from Salem)) ((Bite -- Jan Hutchinson -- 2:29:39)) ((In...We've been...)) ((Runs...:07)) ((Out...this weekend.")) ((The eight teams in the field totaled 8,535 travel miles, which will all be worth it should they win a national title)) ((Bite -- Amy Biersch -- 2:01:51)) ((In...It's worth...)) ((Runs...:07)) ((Out..no complaints)) ((Nat Sound -- 2:25:10)) ((In...Sound of cleats)) ((Runs...:03)) ((Out...sound fades)) ((Bite -- Rupe-- 2:00:00 --Lawrence hold the shot and put the last bite under it)) ((In...It would have...)) ((Runs...:02)) ((Out...had to walk here."))
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The Lowe's Motor Speedway will come back to life this weekend for the Winston all-star race.
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Joe Nemechek will be there racing for his brand new team.
Today, front row Joe was hired by Hendrick Motorsports to drive the #25 Chevrolet the rest of the season.

He will compete in the Winston because he won a race last year. If he performs well in the car, he likely will be back in it in full-time in 2003. Winston qualifying is tomorrow night under the lights
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On the area tennis courts, Patrick Henry's Brock Newton and Tyler Early won the Western Valley district's doubles title last night beating EC Glass' Walter Basten and Dean Williams 6-3 and 6-3. The regionals are set for next week.