[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

After losing their DMV office, some local residents will regain some of the agency's services.
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[VO-NAT :04]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, a new fitness center guarantees you'll get what you pay for.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Tonight in sports, J-J Redick burns the nets at Cameron Indoor Stadium for the second time this week,
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[VO-NAT]


and Nascar takes steps to restrict fan access to the garage area for the 2003 season.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Tomorrow is an ugly forecast with cold rain followed by some snow showers or flurries late. Details coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[SOT 13:28:27]
[IN Q=I think the]

((AB QUILLIAN/DMV COMMISSIONER: I THINK THE GOVERNOR HAS RECOGNIZED THE NEED TO RESTORE THESE PARTIAL SERVICES.))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=these partial services.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Governor Warner makes good on his promise to help localities that have lost their local D-M-V offices.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Bedford will be the first to get a license agent, saving residents long trips to Roanoke or Lynchburg for D-M-V services.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Bedford-DMV]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-46 TC1:07:33]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The squeaky wheel apparently DOES get the grease.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Residents in Bedford have been cranked up over the closing of their local D-M-V office. Their voices apparently have been heard in Richmond.
[DOUBLE BOXES=keith-Shannon & Steve/Microwave;]


Steve Smallshaw is here now. Steve, can you spell out for us what kind of relief is on the way?
[LIVE=Steve/FULL]
[SUPER=@ssm1]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]


Keith and Shannon, Bedford is the first locality that lost a D-M-V office to get a license agent.. a separate contractor that will perform many of the same services.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's been two]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Lacey Putney/(I) Bedford; :17]
[SUPER=01-Ab Quillian/DMV Commissioner; :56]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=next week or so.]

(( It's been two months since budget cuts closed the doors at Bedford's Department of Motor Vehicles office, forcing residents to take their business to Roanoke or Lynchburg.
The extra drive and the longer waits haven't gone over well, and local lawmakers have been hearing about it.
[SOT 13:22:01]

((DEL. LACEY PUTNEY/I-BEDFORD: I'VE NEVER HAD AS MANY CONSTITUENTS WRITE TO ME, E-MAIL ME, CALL ME ON THE PHONE AND SIGN PETITIONS ON ANY ISSUE THAT EVEN APPROACHED THE LEVEL OF CONCERN THAT'S BEEN EXPRESSED ON THE CLOSING OF THE D-M-V OFFICE IN BEDFORD.))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=in Bedford.]


So central Virginia's legislators have been working overtime getting a license agent approved for the Bedford area.
The agent.. possibly a local treasurer or commissioner of revenue.. would provide services like vehicle registrations and tag and decal renewals.
The cost.. about 50 thousand dollars a year.. is about three and a half percent of the revenue D-M-V collects on these transactions.
[SOT 13:30:49]

((AB QUILLIAN/DMV COMMISSIONER: WE'RE MAKING DO WITH WHAT WE'VE GOT AND THE GOVERNOR'S ALLOWED US TO USE SOME OF THE SAVINGS THAT WE'VE ACCUMULATED TO PAY THAT COMPENSATION.))
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[OUT Q=pay that compensation.]
[SOT 13:25:06]

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R-LYNCHBURG: IF WE DIDN'T DO THIS NOW WE WOULD NOT HAVE SERVICE BEFORE APRIL UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. BECAUSE THE BUDGET CAN'T GO THROUGH AND CAN'T MAKE ITS WAY THROUGH UNTIL THAT TIME. SO THIS ALLOWS US TO HAVE SERVICE NOT IMMEDIATELY, BUT WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO.))
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[OUT Q=next week or so.] ))
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[LIVE=Steve/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


A mobile driver licensing team also will start coming to Bedford at least once a week.. D-M-V officials say about 70 percent of the service Bedford residents enjoyed before the budget cuts will be restored this way.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-SHannon & Steve/Microwave;]


They hope to have the license agent hired, trained and in business within the next couple of weeks.

[Glad-Rags]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-44 TC1:53:37]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]

It survived the flood of 1985 but Glad Rags will not survive a changing textile industry. The clothing plant which was once Buchanan's largest employer is now shutting down its machines for good.
Business Reporter Rachel Cannon has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WE HAD MACHINES]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pete Ragone/Business Owner; :15]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; :50 QUICK!]
[SUPER=04-1985; :55]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Buchanan.]

((NATS 00:28:52 "WE HAD MACHINES FROM THERE ALL THE WAY TO THERE." A now quiet factory was once a bustling business. Glad Rags owner Pete (Ra -GO-nee) Ragone says the days of making clothing are packed away.
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[SOT 00:23:32]
[IN Q=we continued]

((PETE RAGONE/BUSINESS OWNER; WE CONTINUED TO PROSPER TILL ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO WHEN ORDERS STARTED DIMINISHING AND PEOPLE STARTED LEAVING.))
[OUT Q=leaving]

Ragone attributes low volume to overseas competition and textile industry changes. 19-54 marked the start of machines here, it took on the Glad Rags name in 1978. At its height, more than 1-hundred people were employed, but in recent years it was more like 30.
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[SOT 00:25:45]
[IN Q=I HAD]

((I HAD ONE GIRL STARTED WHEN SHE CAME OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL WHEN SHE WAS 18 TWO YEARS AGO SHE WENT ON SOCIAL SECURITY THIS IS THE ONLY JOB SHE'S EVER HAD.))
[OUT Q=HAD.]

Workers say the shut down came as no surprise. The plant's best production year was back in 19-85. While business was booming it would also be the year of a major natural disaster. The flood of 19-85 filled the building with 18-inches of water.
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[SOT 00:23:09]
[IN Q=everything]

((EVERYTHING WAS DESTROYED WE HAD TO REBUILD AND START FROM SCRATCH AND THEN WE GRADUALLY HAD TO BUILD THE BUSINESS BACK UP AND IT WAS FAIRLY SUCCESSFUL.))
[OUT Q=SUCCESSFUL]

Ragone is selling what's left of production. NATS 00:32:38 "I'VE GOT EIGHT HAMPERS OF THREAD." along with equipment and the building. At 80-years old, he has spent his life's work here, and says its been a wonderful life. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Courthouse]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC1:08:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]

It'll take some doing- -and a little extra time- -to get into the Roanoke courthouse after this week.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

They're installing metal detectors at public entrances, and limiting the number of ways into the building. When it was built in 1981, the city courthouse was a four- door model designed more for speed and traffic flow.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((MAJ. JIMMY BRUBAKER/CHIEF DEPUTY SHERIFF; SECURITY-WISE, WE WERE FACED WITH A DILEMMA, STEMMING BACK WHEN THIS BUILDING WAS OPENED 21, 22 YEARS AGO WHEN SECURITY WASN'T A MAIN CONCERN. SO IT WAS A CHALLENGE TO US... Because there are so many entrances? BECAUSE THERE WERE SO MANY PUBLIC ENTRANCES, YES.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Jimmy Brubaker/Chief Deputy Sheriff; ]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=public entrances, yes.]
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[VO-NAT]

Security cameras were mounted outside in November. The metal detectors go into use Monday at two public entrances. Major Brubaker says there have been no specific problems that prompted stepped up security. It all goes back to September 11th, 2001. It has just taken a while to get a plan of action together.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

The sheriff suggests showing up for court an hour early in case this causes delays.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Another twist in the long-running switched babies case.
That story when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus, just in time for those New Year's resolutions, a downtown pay-as-you-go fitness center is open for business.
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[Fitness-Center]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC30:22]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Looking to get in shape in the New Year but don't want a long term relationship with a gym that could mean a commitment of a year or more?
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Carilion says it has the solution, with its new pay as you go fitness center. It's called Zoom Fitness on the Go and it opened today.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-SHannon & Joy /NEwsroom Pod;]


Joy Sutton is here to tell us how the pay as you go system works.
Keith and Shannon,
You have three options:
[LIVE= Joy /FULL Newsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@joy1;]

You can pay 5 dollars each time you visit, buy a 10 visit punch card for 45 dollars, or get an unlimited monthly membership for 30 dollars.
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[VO-NAT]


But for many people in downtown Roanoke it's Zoom's location inside the Old First Union Building that make it so appealing. Some are choosing this as a healthy lunch alternative.
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[SOT16:49:30]
[IN Q=The minute I heard they were]

((GRACE NICHOLS: THE MINUTE I HEARD THEY WERE OPENING A GYM ACROSS FROM ME. I SAID OW OPPORTUNE TIME. SO I WANTED TO JOIN . AND JUST GIVE UP MY LUNCH BREAK TO GO OUT AND DO SOMETHING ELSE LIKE EXERCISE ))
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[SOT16:54:53]

((NORMALLY I'D BE EATING A CRAB CAKE AT AWFUL ARTHUR'S SO A HEALTHY START TO THE NEW YEAR I GUESS ))
[SUPER=07-Grace Nichols]
[SUPER=07-Ashley Chapman]
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[OUT Q=new year i guess]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Zoom offers an array of cardiovascular equipment as well as weights, and even has it's own snack bar.
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[SOT16:56:07]
[IN Q=It's basically for people]

((BUD GREY/CARILION VP OF WELLNESS & FITNESS: IT'S BASICALLY FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE TIME IN THE DAY FOR A WORKOUT. WE'RE BRINGING IT TO THEM. IT'S A VERY QUICK IN AND OUT WORK OUT THAT'S THAT THE WHOLE CONCEPT ZOOM FITNESS ON THE GO))


[SUPER=01-Bud Grey/Carilion VP of Wellness & Fitness]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=zoom fitness on the go]
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[LIVE= Joy /FULL Newsroom Pod]


The facility is open Monday through Saturday.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Joy /Newsroom Pod;]


Keith and Shannon, if you are member at the RAC or BAC you get an additional discount on the rates.


[County-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-48 TC42:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Choosing a chairman is normally a breeze for the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors, but that was not the case this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Windsor Hills Supervisor Joe McNamara was ultimately elected on a vote of three to two.
The county has a tradition of rotating the office, and outgoing chairman Butch Church argued the post should go to one of two board members who haven't recently served as chairman.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I really regret]

((RICHARD FLORA: I REALLY REGRET THAT WE WOULD BE DIVIDED ON SUCH AN INSIGNIFICANT ISSUE IN MY OPINION AND I HAVE BEEN CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS BEFORE SO I KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE, SUCH AN INSIGNIFICANT ISSUE AS SELECTING EITHER THE CHAIRMAN OR THE VICE-CHAIRMAN.)) ((BUTCH CHURCH: GOSH I'M SORRY TO HEAR THAT SOME MEMBERS MIGHT FEEL THIS WOULD BE DIVISIVE, OR THIS IS INCIDENTAL. I DON'T THINK THIS IS INCIDENTAL AT ALL.))
[SUPER=@Flora; :00]
[SUPER=@Church; :18]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=don't think this is incidental at all.]
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[VO-NAT]


Flora was elected Vice-Chairman, and members said they do not believe today's disagreement will leave any lingering divisions among the five Republicans on the board.
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[Switched-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-49 TC32:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The latest twist in the case of two little girls switched at birth.
The Virginia Court of Appeals says a Buena Vista man can visit one of the two children.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista/May]


The decision reverses a lower court's ruling in the case of Carlton Conley.
In May, a Stafford County judge eliminated Conley's right to unaccompanied visits with the child who was erroneously given to him and Paula Johnson by the University of Virginia Hospital in 1995.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]


But on Tuesday, the appeals court ruled that Paula Johnson failed to prove Conley's marriage and relocation to Buena Vista hurt the child.


[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It was a great start to the new year for stocks, thanks to a much better than expected report on manufacturing activity. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/265.89/8607.52/x/49.34/1384.85;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW jumped 266 points.
NASDAQ climbed 49.
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[Lex-Church]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-47 TC57:24]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

It has been two and a half years since the Lexington Presbyterian Church suffered a spectacular fire.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And as a present for the new year, the church is getting its rebuilt sanctuary this weekend.
[ANCHOR=Shannon ]
[SS=None]

Richard Lesko takes a look back at the congregation's pledge to rise up and rebuild.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/July 18th, 2000; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Parsons/Church Reconstruction Manager; :25]
[SUPER=04-July, 2001; :44]
[SUPER=04-March, 2002; :57]
[SUPER=04-November, 2002; 1:28]
[SUPER=04-Today; 1:40]
[SUPER=@Richard2; 2:04]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Lexington]

(([ALL FIRE VIDEO ON 00-19 - TC- 58:00 AND BEYOND] The morning of July 17th 2000 was when time stood still for residents in Lexington. A worker removing paint with a hot iron sparked a fire in the roof above the church's sanctuary. The blaze quickly brought out fire companies from across the region, but their efforts couldn't save the sanctuary, or the landmark steeple that had sat atop the church for more than a hundred and fifty years.
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[SOT - 13:23:19]
[INQ=Just having those...]

((FRANK PARSONS/CHURCH RECONSTRUCTION MANAGER; JUST HAVING THOSE VERY TANGIBLE THINGS MISSING WAS VERY TRAUMATIC FOR THE CHURCH TO ENDURE. AND THEN AND LOOK INTO THE CHURCH AND SEE ALL THE DAMAGE FROM THE FIRE, AND THE DAMAGE TO THE BALCONY, THE MISSING ORGAN, THE ORGAN VIRTUALLY MELTED.)) [RUNS17]
[OUTQ=the organ virtually melted.]

[01-29 - TC-36:18] While Parsons and a host of contractors and church officials were working on how to get the congregation back into the sanctuary, worshippers had to make do in the Fellowship Hall. [FROM FIELD TAPES] After construction of a new copper roof, the most visible sign of the reconstruction was slowly making its way to Lexington. The church's 75 foot steeple was built in Montgomery County, and hauled by truck to Lexington. A day after transportation, the bell tower and spire were hoisted up, encouraged by an enthusiastic crowd.
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[SOT - 13:20:10]
[INQ=That was a dramatic...]

((FRANK PARSONS/CHURCH RECONSTRUCTION MANAGER; THAT WAS A DRAMATIC TIME AND EMOTIONAL TIME SINCE IT BROUGHT BACK THE LEXINGTON SKYLINE, AND ALSO PUT UP THE TANGIBLE AND VISIBLE SIGN OF PROGRESS BEING MADE TO BRING THE CHURCH BACK.)) [RUNS13]
[OUTQ=bring the church back.]

[02-05 TC-1:42:10] In the next nine months interior work progressed to rebuild the sanctuary to about how it looked before the fire. As the scaffolding was removed [02-35 TC-1:34:21] the final product began to take shape. [02-38 TC- 1:30:38 - TODAY TAPE] And while there are a few differences such as an added stairway and fewer rows of pews, and even a new fire alarm system. All of the workers say they think they have answered the congregation's prayers.
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[SOT - 13:22:28]
[INQ=I think we've...]

((FRANK PARSONS/CHURCH RECONSTRUCTION MANAGER; I THINK WE'VE BEEN VERY PRUDENT, THE CHANGES WE MADE HAVE BEEN BECAUSE IT MAKES THINGS BETTER, BUT IN THE MAIN THIS CHURCH LOOKS REMARKABLY LIKE IT DID THE DAY OF THE FIRE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUTQ=the day of the fire.]

The first services back in the sanctuary are scheduled for Sunday, and while citizens of Lexington have seen the reconstruction in progress for two years now, the church wants everybody to watch what comes next. Richard Lesko, News 7, Lexington.))

[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up, the Duke Blue Devils battle Fairfield in a Thursday afternoon matinee, and
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[VO-NAT]


speaking of the Dukies, Steve Mason explains that JJ Redick is as talented off the hardwood as he is on.
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[S-Duke]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-136 TC3646]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Basketball]


The Duke Blue Devils are one of three unbeaten teams in the ACC. Coach K and company are poised to take over the top spot in the AP poll after both number 1 Alabama and second ranked Pittsburgh lost this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC/Comcast Sports Net; :00]


This afternoon, J-J Redick and the Devils welcomed Fairfield to Cameron in the final game before ACC play starts this weekend.
Redick scored a career high 26 points Sunday against Dayton and today he picked up right where he left off.
Early on he finished off the break by spotting up and nailing the three ball from the wing.
Later, he got it done from inside the arc, using the shot fake to get free. The elbow jumper was good and Duke led 43-31 at the half. Redick scored 19 on the day.
[SUPER=34-Fairfield/58/Duke #3/86/;]


And he must have taught his roomie a thing or two. Six-ten Shavlik Randolph then stepped outside for a triple. Duke rolled past Fairfield 86 to 58.
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[S-Redick]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-135 30:21]
[GRAPHIC=J.J. Redick]


Roanoker J-J Redick continues to lead the Blue Devils in his Freshman year. Off the court, Duke's shooting guard is equally as talented. He maintains well over a 3.0 grade point average. Steve Mason says that is only the beginning to what makes Redick different.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/2002 3A State Championship; :00]
[SUPER=03-Durham , NC; :10]
[SUPER=01-Shavlik Randolph/Duke Forward & Redick's Roommate; :41]
[SUPER=01-J. J. Redick/Averaging 15.1 Points a Game; :52]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Ohio State vs. Duke; :59]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:33]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=....News 7 sports"]
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((During post game interviews at cave Spring, his teammates loved him and jokingly showed it. Some things never change, new school, new place, same old love from his teammates ((:))
That was star Duke Forward Shavlik Randolph playing a joke on his roommate. Part of Redick's success is his ability to make his teammates truly love each other, gel, and work together as one. He leads by example and stays focussed, even with all of the freedoms the college life presents. ((:)) ((:)) Redick has had his fare share of hard knocks. He had to leave the Ohio State game after being bloodied in a collision under the basket. But games hardly match the intensity and competitiveness of Duke's practices. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:)) Redick and his Blue Devils open ACC play this Sunday on the road at Clemson. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-Nascar]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-134 TC3545]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


The Daytona 500 is still 44 days away, but Nascar is already in the process of making a rule change. However, this one pertains to the fans, not the drivers or the cars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona, FL; :00]


Admission to the garage and pit areas could be severely restricted in the upcoming season. Only "working" personnel will be allowed in those areas during practice, qualifying and the races themselves. Each race team will be issued 30 passes to use at their discretion while each track will be allowed to distribute an additional 50 passes. Details of the new policy have not been finalized. (------------)