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Coming up on News 7-
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The Valley's largest employer is laying off workers. Carilion's announcement coming up.
While another company says it's bringing jobs to Montgomery County.
Plus the big chill is on- it's so chilly fire hydrants are frozen in some parts of the nation.
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[Talent=Jean]


And Rick Mast is putting the brakes on his racing career.
News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]

The region's largest employer confirms more layoffs in the Roanoke Valley.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[Carilion-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Carilion Health System is eliminating 51- jobs-- mainly at its facilities in Roanoke. But more cuts could come through attrition and retirement.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa/Newsroom Pod;]

Teresa Hamilton joins us now with more on what this could mean for patient care.
[LIVE=Teresa /FULL Newsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@Teresa1]

Jean, according to a Carilion spokesman the layoffs will not impact patient care and were a last resort in a time of rising health care and the possibility of cuts in Medicaid.
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((A Carilion spokesman says with the cost of salaries and technology going up the health care system had no choice but to make a difficult decision. Over the next few weeks-- 51 jobs will be phased out in the areas of upper management, marketing and other support staff-- such as laboratory workers. Carilion says the cuts should save approximately six million dollars... money the health care system says it plans to invest in state of the art equipment as well as hiring and retaining nurses.
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((WE'RE STILL TRYING TO HIRE NURSES. IN ORDER TO DO THAT THE MONEY HAS TO COME FROM SOMEWHERE. REIMBURSEMENTS AREN'T GOING UP. WE HAVE TO FIND OTHER WAYS TO BE MORE EFFICIENT AND TO CHANNEL THAT MONEY INTO THE PEOPLE WHO TAKE CARE OF PATIENTS. AND SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO. ))
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[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Newsroom Pod]

Our understanding is that the employees were notified today... and will receive severance pay and benefits.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /Newsroom Pod;]

Jean, company officials say no additional layoffs are planned but that other positions could be eliminated through attrition or retirment.

[Pro-Chem]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-51 TC59:42]
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Some environmental jobs are moving from Salem to Montgomery County.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Pro-Chem, Incorporated announced today it will combine its two Salem facilities and relocate to Elliston Industrial Park later this Fall.
Officials say the one-point-six-million dollar investment will eventually attract even more businesses to the county.
[SOT 9:36]
[IN Q=WE PROVIDE A SERVICE]

((BRIAN KIDD/PROCHEM, INC. VICE-PRESIDENT: WE PROVIDE A SERVICE TO INDUSTRY SO IT KIND OF PROVIDES MONTGOMERY COUNTY WITH A TOOL TO BRING HEAVY INDUSTRY IN OR INDUSTRY THAT NEEDS WATER PURIFICATION OR WATER TREATMENT. WE OFFER THAT SERVICE LOCALLY SO I THINK THAT'S A KEY ADVANTAGE FOR THEM AS WELL 9:50)) ((BOBBY PARKER/MONTGOMERY CO. SPOKESMAN: OUR ECONOMIC STRATEGY HAS PAID OFF IN THIS CASE AND WE'RE VERY HAPPY ABOUT THAT 13:43))
[SUPER=01-Brian Kidd/ProChem, Inc. Vice-President; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Parker/Montgomery Co. Spokesman; :15 QUICK!!!]
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[VO-NAT]


Pro-Chem is a water-treatment and analysis company that has performed tests for the E-P-A.
It currently employs about 40-people, but, officials say they hope to hire at least 15- more in the next couple of years.
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[Bush-Economy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Tired of the so called marriage penalty tax? That's just one thing President Bush wants to get rid of now.
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((GETTING RID OF THE MARRIAGE PENALTY RAISING THE CHILD CREDIT FROM SIX HUNDRED TO A THOUSAND DOLLARS. applause))
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[VO-NAT 09.5]
[Super=03-St. Louis, MO;]


Congress has actually approved those tax cuts- but they won't go fully into effect for years. President Bush wants Congress to speed up the tax breaks.
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((IF THEY'RE GOOD ENOUGH THREE YEARS FROM NOW SURELY IT'S GOOD ENOUGH TODAY.))
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The President met with small business owners in St. Louis- he's also asking for tax relief for small businesses, saying that'll help create jobs.
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[Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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This latest shot of winter weather is already affecting some school schedules.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
Blacksburg Christian School will be closed tomorrow.
Bluefield State College is on an inclement weather schedule tomorrow.
Students at Greenbrier County schools in West Virginia have a two hour delay tomorrow.
As do students at Hargrave Military Academy.
A one hour delay for Jefferson Christian Academy.
Monroe County West Virginia schools have a two hour delay.
So do students in Tazewell County.
And a 90-minute delay tomorrow for UVA's College at Wise.
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[Campbell-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A shortage of volunteers has already prompted one central Virginia community to consider hiring E-M-T's to run rescue squad calls.. now another county is considering the same idea.
As Steve Smallshaw reports, Campbell County volunteers are wrestling with the idea of getting some outside help.
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(( When you call them, you expect them to be there.
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In Campbell County, emergency medical service has always been free, but that may soon change.
A shortage of volunteers has led to increased response times, and in a business where seconds can mean the difference between life and death, something needs to change.
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((JOHN LARKIN/PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: PROVIDING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE TO A COMMUNITY IS NO DIFFERENT THAN OPERATING A BUSINESS. WHEN THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH YOU DO BUSINESS IS CHANGING, YOU CHANGE THE WAY YOU DO BUSINESS TO STAY IN BUSINESS.))
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So Campbell County.. like many other localities.. is considering introducing some kind of paid emergency medical service.
The options include hiring professional E-M-T's to respond to calls, charging patients for the volunteer service or allowing a paid ambulance service to handle any calls the volunteers can't.
[SOT 8:10:09]

((CHIP DECKER/LIFELINE AMBULANCE SERVICES: WE ARE A FOR-PROFIT BUSINESS. AND SO IF I WERE TO MOVE INTO CAMPBELL COUNTY.... GOT TO BE ENOUGH ACTIVITY HERE.))
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But the idea of paid personnel.. in one form or another.. sometimes meets with resistance.
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((WALLACE WITCHER/ALTAVISTA LSC: IF YOU START AT HOME.. GET THOSE CALLS ANSWERED.))
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The county's rescue squad captains will meet next month to discuss their options.
Officials hope that.. like responding to an emergency call.. the solution comes sooner rather than later.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Altavista. ))

[Local-Abortion]


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Protesters on both sides of the abortion issue marked a critical anniversary today. It's been 30- years since the Roe-versus-Wade decision legalizing abortion.
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[super=03-Roanoke; ]

In Roanoke, members of the "National Organization for Women" gathered for a peaceful demonstration. David Nova-- president of Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge addressed the group. He says a number of supreme court decisions have weakened the 1973 decision.
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((DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE BLUE RIDGE, PRESIDENT: THERE ARE 26- BILLS BEFORE THE VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE ALL DESIGNED TO RESTRICT ABORTION RIGHTS, A LOT OF THOSE WOULD HAVE BEEN PATENTLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL JUST A FEW YEARS AGO, BUT BECAUSE ROE IS NOT AS STRONG AS IT ONCE WAS THOSE BILLS CAN NOW BE INTRODUCED AND BECOME LAW AND BE SIGNIFICANT BURDENS ON WOMEN'S ACCESS TO ABORTION RIGHTS.))
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Pro-life advocates also marked the anniversary with demonstrations and lobbying at the state capital in Richmond.
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(( SCIENCE HAS SHOWN THAT ALL LIFE EVEN AT ITS EARLIEST STAGES IS SET ON A PREDETERMINED AND SPECIFIC PATHWAY FROM THE MOMENT OF CONCEPTION, CONCEPTION ALONE, MARKS THE START OF A PERSON'S LIFE IT'S NO LONGER A MATTER OF PERSONAL OPINION, IT'S SCIENTIFIC FACT. )) [NO SUPER]
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Pro Choice supporters are afraid abortion could be outlawed with a GOP controlled Congress and White House.
Fanning the flames of a possible change is speculation that one or more supreme court justices could retire this year.

[R-Kelly]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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You could say it's the same old song for Singer R-Kelly. He's arrested yet again on child pornography charges.
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[VO-NAT 14:50:46]
[Super=03-Miami, FL]


This time authorities arrested Kelly in Florida- where sheriff's authorities say they confiscated photos of Kelly have sex with a female under 18.
The Grammy Award winning singer has been awaiting trial on 21 counts of child pornography in Chicago.
[Super=@File;]


Those charges stem from a videotape authorities say shows him having sex with a 13-year old.
Kelly is best known for his hit "I Believe I can fly."
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
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Digging out after last night's big earthquake.
We'll have the latest from Mexico City when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, this giant new Wal-Mart even puts its own super-centers to shame.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, folks. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, a brotherly battle at Roanoke College. JJ doesn't cry wolf in Raleigh, and Steve Mason checks in with Redick's former team in Hometown Hoops weekly. The Lady Hokies take care of Rutgers and Mike Stevens catches up with Rick Mast to talk about what's been ailing him for the past nine months. All that and more on the way in sports.))

[Mexico-Quake]


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Casualties and damage estimates are rising from a strong earthquake that shook western and central Mexico.
President Vicente Fox has declared a state of emergency, and ten more aftershocks have already rippled through the area destroying more homes. Elizabeth Sanchez has more.
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((Rescue crews cleared away chunks of debris to reach the victims trapped after Tuesday night's powerful earthquake in Colima, Mexico. The 7-point-six magnitude quake struck mid evening , killing at least 25 people and injuring more than 300. Adobe homes crumbled to the ground , beams fell on parked cars. Soon after the ground stopped shaking terrified neighbors rushed to the streets calling in reports of trapped victims. Workers set up a makeshift hospital. For those who did not survive, tearful family members are already burying their loved ones. In Mexico City, about 300 miles away from the epicenter, buildings swayed and power was briefly knocked out, but there were no reports of serious injuries or damage. People arriving to Dallas from Mexico City described the shaking.
SOT: Pablo Bayrad

"It actually like, swing, there was a lot of commotion, lights going down. People were very afraid."
SOT: Ivan Valasco

"The ground started shaking for about a minute I think. It was very intense." Track: The government has declared a state of emergency The U-S Geological Survey has calculated the quake at 7 point 8. Aftershocks are expected and the death toll may rise. Elizabeth Sanchez CBS news.))

[Pilot]


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The Northwest Airlines pilot arrested with a loaded handgun in his carry on bag... says it was all a mistake.
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Robert Donaldson tells a judge he had been target shooting in Michigan--and forgot he had packed the gun.
He does have a permit to carry the weapon in that state.
Some passengers wonder how he made it as far as he did.
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((WE HAVE TO TAKE OFF OUR SHOES, OUR TAGS EVERYTHING, EVEN THE BUTTONS ON SOME OF OUR JACKETS SET OFF THE SECURITY ALARMS SO I DON'T KNOW. HE MUST NOT HAVE GONE THROUGH THE CORRECT, THE NORMAL CHANNEL OF THE SECURITY.))
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Donaldson is a decorated Gulf War veteran who flew F-16 and Stealth fighter planes.
Congress has considered allowing airline pilots to carry guns, but for now it is still illegal.

[Walker]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=khu]
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Two men looking to buy some cocaine pulled up in front of Hollywood Video around dusk on a Friday night last April.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 19, 2002]

Instead of scoring some drugs, they shot the man they met, Ronald Steven Clark, as he sat in his car. Both those involved in the shooting have admitted their involvement, though they each say the other one was the trigger man. Today Kip Lamont Walker accepted a plea agreement, with a pledge from the prosecutor that she won't ask for more than 25 years in prison if Walker testifies against Christopher Riley. Walker already faces 35 years in Rockbridge County for an unrelated conviction.
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[Meredith]


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After more than three decades, the Montgomery County Treasurer says he is stepping down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape;]


Ellis Meredith says he will retire from office January 31st.
The 69-year-old blames his decision partly on the installation of a new county data system, that he says has given him problems over the last three years, because it doesn't work.
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((ELLIS MEREDITH/MONTGOMERY CO. TREASURER: IT'S BEEN VERY DIFFICULT. THE SYSTEM WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN BROUGHT ONLINE IN JULY 19-99 UP AND RUNNING AND WE'RE STILL WORKING ON IT 21:38))
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Meredith will be succeeded by assistant Treasurer (Freeda) Freda Conner.
As part of the transition process, the Treasurer's office will be closed to the public on the 31st.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
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As temperatures dive, heating bills soar.
We'll see how some folks are dealing with increasing invoices.
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[VO-NAT]


And it could be worse, imagine fighting a fire where even the fire hydrants freeze.
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[Commercial]

[Heating-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The heat is on this winter and it's costing a bundle.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Delma Law is one Roanoke Gas customer paying higher heating bills this year. Law tries to cut costs for her fixed income by using a quilt and small heater during the day and turning the thermostat down at night. The latest natural gas bill for her two-bedroom patio home was almost 90-dollars.
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((DELMA LAW/CUSTOMER; I GET ON THE TELEPHONE AND CALL ALL THE NEIGHBORS I SAYS YOUR BILL THAT HIGH, I SAYS MINE IS THEY SAY YEAH. )) ((JOHN WILLIAMSON/ROANOKE GAS; THEY'RE RUNNING ABOUT 40 TO 50 PERCENT LAST YEAR , 30 TO 50 PERCENT HIGHER DEPENDING ON THE USER SIMPLY ON THE BASIS OF WEATHER, PRICING IS THE SAME. ))
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[VO-NAT]

While natural gas rates are the same as last year, because it's so cold, usage is up and so are bills. Williamson says there could be record natural gas use on Friday if forecasted single digit temperatures hit the region.
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[Frozen-Hydrants]


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We may face cold conditions for a while, but further north, it's frigid.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Canton, MA;]

And when it's that cold, some things just don't work the way they're supposed to. In Canton Massachusetts, what started out as a fairly small fire quickly grew out of control .. because nearby hydrants were frozen shut. Frustrated firefighters had to run hose lines a quarter mile down the road to hook up with a hydrant that worked. The building housed several small businesses, but it was destroyed.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up, Rick Mast talks retirement and carbon monoxide, plus another edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly, and more roundball from Raleigh, Blacksburg and Salem, but first in tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Roanoke Express rookie Jason Jaffray has been called up to the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL. Jaffray who played in the ECHL All Star game earlier this week, was leading the league in points and scoring with 29 goals this season.
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The Duke Blue Devils hit the road for the second time in five days. Last night, the Devils hoped to bounce back from Saturday's loss to Maryland at NC State.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/Jefferson-Pilot Sports; :00]


Roanoke's J-J Redick came out a-smokin' last night. Redick pumped in 20 points, and we're just talking about the first half. Redick finished the night with 24.
Duke led 39-34 at halftime, but in the second half, Julius Hodge puts in the acrobatic leaner in the paint and
[SUPER=33-Duke #3/71/N.C. State/80/;]

State hands Duke its 2nd straight loss 80 to 71.
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[anchor=travis]
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Redick did leave the game with about 2 minutes left after he appeared to injure his foot. He did not return. Remember Redick had trouble with plantar fascia throughout high school.

[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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Redick's former team, the Cave Spring Knights are adjusting to life without him this season. Steve Mason has more on that in this week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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[SUPER=01-Billy Hicks/Cave Spring Head Coach; :42]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Davison/Cave Spring Guard; :54]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Adam Trumbower/Cave Spring Guard; 1:19]
[SUPER=01-J.J. Redick/Duke Freshman Shooting Guard; 1:42]
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[OUT Q=...hometown hoops weekly"]
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((STEVE MASON:))
((The most magical season in Cave Spring history ended with the schools first ever state championship thanks to 43 points from Redick. Since the title game J.J. has watched his school retire his number and lift his name to the rafters. Life after Redick has been a learning experience for his former teammates. ((BILLY HICKS:CAVE SPRING HEAD COACH))
((ANDREW DAVISON/CAVE SPRING GUARD:))
While Redick and his former team are miles a part these days, they still have a great deal in common on the court. The Knights have not only been getting together on a regular basis to watch J.J. on TV, but coach Hicks has attended a few Duke practices and he has come back to Roanoke with a full note pad. ((ADAM TRUMBOWER:))
Redick, who set several Virginia high school records in the state tournament has already broken Duke's record for points in a game by a freshman. His national exposure continues to grow but he always has time for an encouraging word for his Cave Spring Knights in their first season without him. ((:))
The Knights are 10 and 4 and 7 and 1 so far this season. Steve Mason hometown hoops weekly.))


[S-Maroons]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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The Roanoke College Maroons improved to 5 and three in the ODAC last night, beating up on Bridgewater.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Eagles vs. Maroons; :00]


Former Auburn High stars, brothers Nick and Nate Stewart found themselves on opposite sides in this one.
Big Nate stepped outside and nailed the three for Roanoke. The Maroons opened the second half on a 19-8 run.
Nick answered for Bridgewater making the nice assist that led to an Eagles deuce.
[SUPER=33-Bridgewater/72/Roanoke/84/;]

But the Maroons had too much. Nate Stewart drained three more as Roanoke won it 84 to 72.
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[S-Women]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Lady Scarlet Knights vs. Lady Hokies; :00]


In Blacksburg, the Tech Women battled 23rd ranked Rutgers in Big East play.
Emily Lipton got the Hokies started by finding Erin Gibson for the easy two. Gibson scored 13 points for Bonnie Henrickson and company last night.
Rutgers answered when Michelle Campbell put home the short jumper and the Lady Knights led by 6.
The Lady Hokies kept pluggin' away. Kerri Mason bombs away from long range.
[SUPER=33-Rutgers #23/64/Virginia Tech/66/;]

Ieva Kublena then scored with the and one down low. Kublena tallied 18, Crystal Starling added 21 and Tech won it by 2, 66-64 in overtime.
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[S-Nascar]


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We spend this segment on the track where Nascar driver Rick Mast has been diagnosed with acute and chronic carbon monoxide poisoning, in effect ending his career. Mike Stevens has reaction from the Nascar Media Tour in Charlotte.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@mike1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/UPS Ford Driver; :18]
[SUPER=01-Elliott Sadler/M&M's Ford Driver; :44]
[SUPER=01-Jim Hunter/NASCAR Vice-President; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Rick Mast/364 Career Winston Cup Starts; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]
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[Wal-mart]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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You've probably seen super Wal-mart stores, but the newest Wal-mart in Los Angeles is even bigger.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA]


Ribbon was cut on a triple decker Wal-mart. It's the first of its kind in the country.
To accommodate shoppers- the store has a special conveyor system that takes shopping carts up and down from the different levels. (------------)