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Coming up on News 7-
Hundreds of workers are walking off their job at this hour in Salem. We'll have details.
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One local grocery store is closing this week.
Plus remembering the Lewis and Clarke Expedition- in Virginia.
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And is snow in the forecast?
News 7 is next.

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Union workers at Salem's General Electric Plant are beginning a two-day strike at this hour.
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[GE-Strike]


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Union workers are picketing over rising health care premiums as we speak. The first strikers hit the picket lines at 11 o-clock-- The walk-out will last 48- hours.
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Teresa Hamilton joins us now from the union headquarters in Salem.
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Jean, union workers are already beginning to assemble in what the union says is the first national strike at G-E in more than 30 years.... a strike involving thousands nationwide and hundreds here locally.
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Union workers say their goal is to draw attention to what they view as an unfair increase in health care costs. G-E workers under the Health Care Preferred Plan saw increases January first and union leaders say there are more planned for the near future. General Electric, of course, views the situation much differently. Company officials describe the increase as relatively modest and say they're asking workers to share less than 10- percent of the increase the company will be paying.
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About 400- union workers at the Salem plant will be walking the picket line.
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Jean, the company says it has planned for the two-day strike and that it will continue to meet customer demands during that time.

[Food-Lion]


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A national grocery store chain is closing one of its Roanoke stores.
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The Food Lion on Route-460 in the Market Square East shopping center will shut down on Thursday at 6 p-m.
Officials say it's being closed because it's unprofitable. About 40-part and full time workers will lose their jobs. The stores is one of 41-Food Lion stores across the country being closed. The company is also laying off workers in its corporate office, and distribution centers, as well as some people in transportation and field management.
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[Ingersoll]


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In Roanoke County- officials are eager to get a new company into what's been a successful business location. Since Ingersoll Rand decided to move a majority of its operations out of our region, the plant's building and property has been up for sale. Economic development officials with the County say getting the right business and good fit for the area is a top priority. Officials say they are talking with prospects but that no deal has been made. Ingersoll Rand still employees about 40-people at that location.
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[Pitts-Fire]


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Authorities have identified the little boy killed today in a Pittsylvania County fire.
Officials at Danville Regional Medical Center said two-year old Nathan Collins was brought there for treatment and died a short time later.
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Fire officials say the home on Franklin Turnpike was consumed by smoke and fire when they brought the toddler out of the house.
The child's parents tried to get him out before firefighters arrived, but they were unsuccessful.
The parents suffered minor injuries.
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[XGR-Tenure]


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Last week one Northern Virginian lawmaker said he wanted to get rid of tenure at the state's colleges and universities.
Now he's apparently having second thoughts.
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Delegate Dave Albo introduced legislation to end the practice of granting lifetime job security to professors.
Albo says tenure ties the hands of college presidents when it's time to cut costs.
But the lawmaker now says he has decided NOT to move forward with the bill.
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((DEL. DAVE ALBO/(R) SPRINGFIELD: IF WE WERE TO ELIMINATE TENURE AND NO OTHER STATES DO WE WOULD HAVE TO, TO ATTRACT PROFESSORS WE'D HAVE TO PAY THEM MORE, AND OF COURSE, YOU GOT THE MEMO THAT THERE'S NO MONEY SO I LAID IT ON THE TABLE WHICH MEANS ITS NOT KILLED ITS JUST SET ASIDE TO SEE IF I CAN SOLVE THAT PROBLEM.))
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Albo says he is still interested in addressing the issue of tenure.
He says he has introduced another bill that would require periodic reviews of tenured professors.
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[Townshend]


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A member of one of the world's great rock groups is in trouble with the law.
British rocker Pete Townshend is free on bail after being questioned in a child porn case.
Teri Okita reports.
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((IT'S NOT THE KIND OF ATTENTION PETE TOWNSHEND IS USED TO GETTING. THE PAPARAZZI GATHERED OUTSIDE A LONDON POLICE STATION, AS THE BRITISH ROCK STAR WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ... ON SUSPICION OF POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.
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POLICE ARRESTED TOWNSEND AFTER THEY CONDUCTED TWO SEARCHES --- INCLUDING ONE AT THE ROCKER'S SUBURBAN LONDON HOME -- WH

ERE THEY SEIZED COMPUTERS AND OTHER EVIDENCE. THE ARREST STEMS FROM A TWO-YEAR INVESTIGATION INTO CHILD PORNOGRAPHY... STARTED BY THE UNITED STATES POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE.
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The postal inspection service handed over more than seven-thousand pieces of information ... names, addresses, and credit card numbers from around the world ... to Interpol, the international criminal police organization. Authorities say Townshend's name was included ... in what became the largest commercial pornography sting ever.
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TOWNSHEND -- A MEMBER OF THE LEGENDARY ROCK BAND "THE WHO" -- RESPONDED TO THE ALLEGATIONS OVER THE WEEKEND ... AFTER A NEWSPAPER BROUGHT THE INVESTIGATION TO LIGHT. THE 57-YEAR OLD GUITARIST SAID IN A STATEMENT ... HE IS NOT A PEDOPHILE ... AND THAT HE ONLY VISITED A PORN SITE TO DO RESEARCH ON AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY DEALING WITH HIS OWN SEXUAL ABUSE .. HE SUSPECTS HAPPENED TO HIM AS A CHILD. TOWNSHEND HAS NOT BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME, BUT HE IS EXPECTED TO BE QUESTIONED AGAIN LATER THIS MONTH. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS.))

[Incentive-Programs]


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Governor Warner has vowed to protect public education from budget cuts.
But school officials still fear important programs will suffer, and today more than one hundred superintendents turned out in Capitol Square to lobby lawmakers.
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The superintendents say they're grateful that basic aid to education has been spared so far, but they're worried they may lose other state money.
In the city of Roanoke, incentive funds help to reduce class sizes, bring middle school students up to speed on algebra, and prepare pre-schoolers for the classroom.
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((LADAWN AVIS/EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER: OH THEY HAVE MADE GREAT PROGRESS. AND YOU CAN REALLY TELL A DIFFERENCE FROM LOOKING BACK WHAT THEY KNEW WHEN THEY FIRST CAME TO ME AS A LITTLE BITTY FOUR YEAR OLDS AND WHAT THEY KNOW NOW. )) ((SANDI CLEMMER/ROUND HILL PRINCIPAL: WE HAVE SEEN THE SUCCESS OF THESE CHILDREN AS THEY STARTED AS THREE YEAR OLDS, AND SOME OF THEM ARE NOW IN FIRST AND SECOND GRADE. AND DOING WELL. AND DOING WELL, YES.))
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The algebra readiness program at Breckinridge Middle School is another that could lose funding.
State incentive funds pay for teachers, transportation, software and other costs of the successful after-school program.
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[Conjoined-Twins]


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The twins who were born joined at the head are finally back home in Guatemala.
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The twins have spent the past five months at U-C-L-A Medical center.
The two were fused at the skull when they came to Los Angeles, and were separated in August by a team of more than fifty doctors in a surgery that took twenty two hours to complete.
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((HENRY KAWAMOTO/MATTEL UCLA MEDICAL CENTER; AS THE TWINS GO BACK TO GUETEMALA WERE REALLY EXPORTING SOME OF THE BEST OF AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY, AMERICAN GOODWILL, AND HOPEFULLY A MESSAGE THAT SAYS PEOPLE OF THE WORLD, WE CAN WORK TOGETHER.))
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The twins will still undergo several more operations, mostly cosmetic surgeries to make sure they grow hair. Those will take place in Guatemala.
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It's a Spring semester full of changes aton area University.
More on that when NEws 7 returns.
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And more troops are shipping out for the Persian Gulf, while U-N inspectors say they need months to search for Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, folks. Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office - as Pirates closer Mike Williams chats with the Roanoke Valley Sports Club members tonight. We're hitting the high school hardwood early this week, plus the Dazzle adds a new seven footer to its roster, and Todd Billet earns ACC player of the week honors. Tonight on the Big 7.))

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The buildup of American troops in the Persian Gulf continues, but U-N weapons inspectors say they may need months or even a year to find evidence of weapons of mass destruction.
Meanwhile Turkey, a vital staging area for ground troops, has still not agreed to cooperate with the United States.
Aleen Sirgany has more details.
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((REHEARSING FOR THE REAL DEAL, U.S SOLDIERS IN KUWAIT MONDAY TRAINED FOR WHAT THEY COULD FACE IN A POSSIBLE WAR WITH IRAQ: ROOM-TO-ROOM, BUILDING-TO-BUILDING WARFARE. MAJ. ROGER SHUCK/U.S ARMY "It's pretty difficult unless you practice it because it's a perishable skill and it's something that is a thinking man's game." EVEN AS U.S SOLDIERS PREPARE FOR THE WORST, U.N INSPECTORS IN BAGHDAD NOW SAY THEY CAN T IMAGINE WRAPPING UP THEIR WORK THERE ANY TIME SOON. IN FACT, THEY WARN IT COULD TAKE ANYWHERE FROM SEVERAL MONTHS TO A YEAR TO FINISH THEIR INSPECTIONS. REGARDLESS, THE WHITE HOUSE POINTS OUT, IF THE U.S DOES ATTACK, IT WILL BE ON ITS OWN CLOCK, NOT THE U.N'S. ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN THE PRESIDENT HAS NOT PUT ANY ARTIFICIAL TIMETABLE TO COMPLY BRITISH PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR CAUTIONS TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR SADDAM, EVEN THOUGH POLLS SHOW MOST BRITS DON T ENDORSE GOING TO WAR. TONY BLAIR/BRITISH PRIME MINISTER Saddam is under duty... action will follow. AT THE VATICAN MONDAY, THE POPE SPOKE OUT AGAINST AN IRAQI ATTACK, SPARKING WHAT COULD BECOME A DIPLOMATIC COLLISION WITH THE U.S. STAND-UP: ANOTHER DIPLOMATIC STRUGGLE: WITH TURKEY, WHICH IS ALLOWING THE U-S MILITARY TO INSPECT ITS BASES. BUT IT HASN'T YET AGREED TO LET THE TROOPS STATION IN THE COUNTRY.. AND THAT'S FURTHER COMPLICATING WAR PLANS. AS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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Calling himself a different kind of Democrat- Senator Joe Lieberman today kicked off his race for the White House.

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Lieberman said he's is all for a strong military- and a key issue will be homeland defense.
He also stressed domestic issues.
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((SEN. JOE LIEBERMAN/(D) CONNECTICUT: AS A YOUNG MAN I MARCHED WITH DR. KING THEN WENT TO MISSISSIPPI TO FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT OF AFRICAN AMERICANS TO VOTE. AS MY STATE'S ATTORNEY GENERAL I STOOD WITH SINGLE MOMS TO GO AFTER DEADBEAT DADS.))
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Lieberman made the announcement at his old high school- then it was onto a local diner to meet and greet.
Lieberman broke ground during the last Presidential election- As Al Gore's running mate, he became the first Jewish candidate to run on a major party ticket.
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Students at Virginia Tech returned to class today...and for many, that meant making a trip straight to the financial aid office.
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About a month before the break, the university approved a 400-dollar tuition hike, that went into effect this Spring.
But, officials say the increase has NOT caused any real problems.
To help students deal with the increase, the university set aside an additional 700-thousand dollars this year in financial aid.
Officials say students could receive up to 360-additional dollars toward tuition, based on their financial need.
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Many students will find just GETTING to class may cost them more money too.
This month, the town of Blacksburg increased its parking meter rates downtown and added a late fee for unpaid parking tickets.
Officials say the changes are necessary to decrease parking problems.
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((DAN MCKINNEY/BLACKSBURG COMPREHENSIVE PLANNER: IT'S BEEN A CONSTANT PROBLEM IN DOWNTOWN BLACKSBURG. WE HAVE A LOT OF DEMAND FOR PARKING SPACES AND NOT MUCH SUPPLY.))
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Officials say if a ticket is not paid within 14-days, the person will be fined an additional 50-bucks.
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Monitcello kicks off a three-and a half year commemoration of a journey that changed America.
That story when News 7 returns.
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And the stars are shining down on an Actress from down under.
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((THIS IS SORT OF AMAZING TO BE STANDING HERE AND BECOMMING PART OF A HOLLYWOOD TRADITION.))
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That tradition is a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. The story when we come back.
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[Commercial]

[Disney-China]


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Mickey Mouse meets the East- the Far East that is.
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Walt Disney is opening a theme park in a Hong Kong. ... the first of its kind to be built in China.
Ground was broken today as Disney's Chairman Michael Eisner was one of several scooping the first shovel of dirt.
Hong Kong officials hope the park boosts tourism and creates jobs.
The park should be complete in 20-06.
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[Lewis-Clark]


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It was an expedition that changed the course of history for America.
Two hundred years ago this week, President Thomas Jefferson first sought the funding for the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Northwest.
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That bicentennial is being celebrated with events all this week at Monticello and the University of Virginia.
Organizers hope to bring the Lewis and Clark story home to more Americans.
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((KAT IMHOFF/EVENT PLANNER: I THINK THERE'S A PIVOTAL MOMENT HERE IN AMERICAN HISTORY. IT'S AN EXCITING STORY, IT'S EPIC, IT'S MOSTLY A GOOD STORY. THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT PLAYERS, IT'S NOT TOLD FROM ONE PERSON'S POINT OF VIEW, AND SO YES, THE INTEREST SEEMS TO JUST BE GOING HIGHER AND HIGHER.))
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Ceremonies on Saturday at Monticello will mark the 200th anniversary of Jefferson's finance request to Congress.
A traveling exhibit will also be making the rounds of the U-S over the next three and a half years.. including a stop in Lynchburg next month.
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[S-Extra]


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Pirates closer Mike Williams drops by the sports club tonight. High school hoops opened early this evening, plus the Dazzle gets a new 7 footer, and Todd Billet gets ACC props.

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[SUPER=03-Melbourne, Australia/espn2; :00]

First in tonight's Extra Point - we head down under, where two time defending champ Jennifer Capriati was beaten by Marlene Weingartner in three sets, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4 in the opening round of the 2003 Australian Open. Capriati blamed her poor showing on recent eye surgery.
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[S-Club]


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The Hot Stove was good and warm last night as the Roanoke Valley Sports Club welcomed Major League all-star Mike Williams to town.
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Williams recorded 46 saves and made the National League all-star team this past season as a member of the Pirates. The Newport native in Giles County was thrilled to get back and see some familiar faces from his days as a Hokie.
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Williams shared the podium with his former college coach Chuck Hartman. It was the long-time Tech boss who took a raw Giles Spartan and turned him into a big league prospect.
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[vo nat con't] Williams still lives in the area in the off-season with his wife and two daughters. He leaves for Florida and pitcher workouts today.
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[S-Cross]


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A couple of high schools got the hardwood warmed up a day early including a Private vs. Pioneer battle in Roanoke County.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./James River vs. North Cross; :00]

A number of schools are in exams this week and North Cross was hoping to ace its test against James River last night.

The Knights work the ball down to the wing as Tyree Thrasher hits the three ball early and the visitors are looking good. North Cross takes to the other end and Chris Finney will show some skills inside as he works his way free and gets the bucket. James River again - Phillip Martin gets the shot, gets the miss, but then he gets the putback and the Knights hang tough.
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Finney would hits the long jumper for the Raiders but James River wins tonight 61-TO-58.
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[S-Dazzle]


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The Roanoke Dazzle made another roster move yesterday.
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The Dazzle has signed seven foot center Darrell Johns. He practiced with Roanoke for the first time yesterday. He played in NBDL with Fayetteville last year and is hoping to help the Dazzle on the defensive side of the court.
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The Dazzle has won a franchise record four in a row heading into this Wednesday's home game against the Asheville Altitude.
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[S-College]


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The ACC action heats up this weekend especially for fans in this area as Duke hosts UVa on Wednesday night. Virginia senior captain Travis Watson says he's not disappointed with the team's 10-and-3 record at this point.
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[VO NAT CON'T] Yesterday afternoon - UVa sharpshooter Todd Billet was named the ACC co-player of the week along with Duke's Dahntay Jones. Billet had 24 against UNC, and he leads the ACC in free throw shooting.
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[S-ODAC]


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One of the area's top soccer players is coming back home. Stephanie Gruschow (GREW-SHOU) has transferred from Longwood to Roanoke College where she will begin play in the spring. Gruschow played her high school soccer at William Byrd, but last year as freshman she led Longwood in scoring with 36 points on 16 goals.

[S-Vick]


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Tech's spring football drills are still months away - but already Tech fans are stoking the quarterback controversy fires on the world wide web.
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Incumbent Bryan Randall finished as the nation's 10th rated passer, but knows he must cut down his turnovers. While Randall is aware the talented Marcus Vick is right behind him on the depth chart his quarterbacks coach Kevin Rogers says Bryan is at peace with what the coaches decide to do.
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Rogers says Marcus is much improved after a season in practice and on the sidelines. He says Vick has incredible touch and his arm strength is solid. But it is the mental game that must get better.
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[Kidman]


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She may be an Aussie, but her star shines in Hollywood.
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Nicole Kidman today got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame-
The 35 year old Actress was joined by hundreds of fans in front of the Kodak Theater.
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((NICOLE KIDMAN/ACTRESS; I LOVE TO ACT AND THIS IS THE ICING ON THE CAKE SO THANK YOU FOR THE ICING AND I'VE NEVER BEEN SO HAPPY TO HAVE PEOPLE WALK ALL OVER ME FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE SO THANKS. HA HA))
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[OUT Q=so thanks, ha ha.]
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Kidman's latest role is in the film "The Hours."
She's also starred in the movies, To Die For, and Moulin Rouge. (------------)