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Coming up on News 7-
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More snow.. How much will we get?
He killed a local sheriff's deputy. Today he finds out if he'll die for the crime.
Plus they say it takes money to make money. J-Lo proved that in Vegas.
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[Talent=Jean]


And why Michael Jackson is not happy about tonight's special.
News 7 is next.

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Kids get ready for another day off from school as snow once again blankets the region.
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[VDOT-Roads]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Here we go again.
Snow began falling late this afternoon and is expected to last through the night.
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[VO-NAT]
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Plows have already been on the roads for several hours.
In Montgomery County, V-DOT has a fleet of more than forty trucks that will work through the night and into the morning.
Crews say the latest storm could be one of the biggest of the year.
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[SOT 10:52:12]
[IN Q=Compared to some of the other]

((BERT SUMPTER/VDOT MANAGER: COMPARED TO SOME OF THE OTHER ONES YES I WOULD COMPARE IT TO THE FIRST STORM OF THE SEASON WHERE WE GOT PRETTY DUMPED ON BETWEEN 8 AND 10 INCHES IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY THAT VERY FIRST STORM WE HAD AND I THINK WE WILL PERFORM EQUALLY AS WELL WE DID THE FIRST STORM.))
[SUPER=01-Bert Sumpter/VDOT Manager]
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[OUT Q=as well we did the first storm]
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In Montgomery County, V-Dot has already used between eight and nine thousand tons of salt.
Officials say that's up considerably over the last few years when our winters have been mild.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Roanoke-Snow]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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In Roanoke, snow continues to fall, but hasn't caused any major problems. Officials say no weather- related accidents have been reported. But, State Police say Interstate - 81 IS becoming hazardous to travel and they are encouraging people to stay off the roads. V-DOT has been working in central Virginia since early this afternoon. Lynchburg hasn't seen any major problems, but Amherst County officials report an increase in accidents over the past hour and say road conditions are getting worse. No major problems out of southside where roads are covered in slush.
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[Night-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The New River Valley could see the most snow.
They're expecting anywhere between three to five inches.
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Justin McLeod joins us now live from Blacksburg. Justin, how are conditions there?
Jean, it's been snowing here now for nearly five hours and we have about two inches of snow on the ground.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@justin1]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg]


Route 460 is behind me and for the most part the road is clear but slippery in spots.
By now, many of us are used to driving in these conditions since we have so many snowstorms this winter.
And although many of us are sick of this, some say let it snow.
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[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF DROPPING SALT INTO BUCKET]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robert Muttart/Private Plower; :18]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Spears/Christiansburg Resident; 1:14 (QUICK)]
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((((NAT SOUND OF DROPPING SALT INTO BUCKET))
They call themselves the grass assassins. ((NAT SOUND OF PUTTING ON THE PLOW))
During the winter, this Christiansburg business trades its lawn mowers for plows.
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((ROBERT MUTTART/PRIVATE PLOWER: WE PUSH THE SNOW CLEAR OFF SIDEWALKS, PUT DOWN SALT ON THE PARKING LOTS, SIDEWALKS PLOW, BASICALLY FOR APARTMENT COMPLEXES AND RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS AS WELL.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=customer as well]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CAR DRIVING BY AT HOME DEPOT))
The night began with a trip to Home Depot.
They picked up nearly 60 bags of salt, all of which will be used for this snowstorm.
This is the third year Grass Assassins has been the snow removing business.
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[IN Q=I'd say the winter]

((ROBERT MUTTART/PRIVATE PLOWER: I'D SAY THE WINTER OF 2000 WE FAIRLY DECENT IF I REMEMBER WE HAD A LOT MORE ICE THAN SNOW BUT LAST YEAR WE DIDN'T HAVE MUCH OF ANYTHING.)) [Runs06]
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What a difference a year makes.
Business is up considerably and Grass Assasins now has more than 20 customers.
[SOT 10:54:41]
[IN Q=the amount of snow]

((ROBERT MUTTART/PRIVATE PLOWER: THE AMOUNT OF SNOW THIS YEAR HAS BEEN A LOT WHOLE BETTER THAN WHAT IT HAS BEEN WITH THE DROUGHT THIS SUMMER IT WILL DEFINETELY HELP THE GRASS FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR.)) [Runs06]
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So his business will probably continue to grow.
And although he welcomes the snow, many of us say enough is enough.
[SOT 11:12:46]
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((SARAH SPEARS: IT'S BEEN CRAZY. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S SNOW THIS MUCH. IT HADN'T SNOW THIS MUCH IN THE FIVE YEARS THAT I'VE BEEN LIVING HERE.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=LIVING HERE]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Microwave]
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That lack of snow over the last four or five years has definetely hurt many businesses.
According to the Home Depot here in Christiansburg, they've sold more winter related items in the first part of the winter than the entire season last year.
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[Tech-Meningitis]


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A Virginia Tech student has been diagnosed with meningitis.
The 19-year-old woman was treated at Montgomery Regional Hospital yesterday and has been transferred to a hospital in Fairfax.
She's in stable condition.
The sophomore's illness is the second case of meningococcal meningitis in the state this year.
It's spread by close contact. The symptoms can include high fever, nausea, a stiff neck or severe headache.
Officials with the New River Health District say any students with those symptoms should see their family doctor or go to the student health center.

[Iraq]


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President Bush appeared on national television tonight saying the game is over. Iraq is out of time.
And he says he'll welcome a new United Nations resolution authorizing force against Iraq- if Saddam Hussein doesn't give up his weapons of mass destruction.
Drew Levinson has more.
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[SUPER=01-Capt. Regan Wilson/U. S. Army; 1:02]
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((FOR THE FIRST TIME, AN IRAQI SCIENTIST AGREED TO A PRIVATE INTERVIEW WITH U.N. MONITORS. BUT BAGHDAD'S APPARENT CONCESSION ... MAY NOT BE ENOUGH TO SAVE SADDAM HUSSEIN. PRESIDENT BUSH: "No doubt he will play a last-minute game of deception. The game is over." GROWING INCREASINGLY FRUSTRATED, PRESIDENT BUSH IS NOW OPEN TO A SECOND U.N. RESOLUTION -- ONE THAT SIMPLY STATES IRAQ HAS FAILED TO DISARM. THAT WOULD OPEN THE DOOR TO MILITARY ACTION -- WHICH THE PRESIDENT SAYS IS JUSTIFIED -- BASED ON CHILLING NEW INTELLIGENCE. PRESIDENT BUSH: "Saddam Hussein recently authorized Iraqi field commanders to use chemical weapons, the very weapons the dictator tells the world he does not have." TAKING THE THREAT SERIOUSLY, U.S. TROOPS IN KUWAIT ARE WORKING CLOSELY WITH GERMAN SOLDIERS -- TRAINED IN HANDLING CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ATTACKS. CAPT. REGAN WILSON/US ARMY: "They are on the frontlines of hell, which is a nice way of putting it, because you are dealing with the nastiest of the nasties as far as weapons are concerned." THE BUILDUP OF U.S. FORCES ALSO CONTINUES IN THE PERSIAN GULF. THE PENTAGON IS ABOUT TO ORDER A FIFTH AIRCRAFT CARRIER -- THE USS KITTY HAWK -- TO THE REGION. AND TURKEY SAYS IT WILL LIKELY APPROVE THE STATIONING OF SOME 40-THOUSAND TROOPS ON ITS SOIL. MEANTIME, IRAQI OFFICIALS STILL OUTRAGED OVER COLIN POWELL'S SPEECH ... SAY THEY WILL SEND A LETTER TO THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL ... REFUTING THE REPORT POINT BY POINT. THE CHIEF U.N. WEAPONS INSPECTORS WILL HEAD BACK TO IRAQ THIS WEEKEND FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF TALKS -- THAT COULD BE THEIR LAST -- IF IRAQ FAILS TO MEET U.N. DEMANDS. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT.))

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A local military call-up put the brakes on D-M-V business at a local armory today.
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D-M-V's new Travel Teams had to cancel their first day of portable transactions because a National Guard unit needed to prepare for deployment. Reservists from Rocky Mount and Martinsville just received orders to ship out. About 50-soldiers will join a Gate City company on Saturday and then travel to Fort Eustis.
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[SOT 16:44:16]
[IN Q=THE 1032ND]

((TOM RIVENBARK/VA NATIONAL GUARD; THE 10-32ND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY THEY'VE BEEN MOBILIZED IN SUPPORT OF OPERATIONS AND WE ARE PROVIDING SOME SOLDIERS TO HELP BACK FILL THEIR UNIT, FILL IT UP TO FULL STRENGTH.))
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[OUT Q=UP TO FULL STRENGTH.]
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The average deployment lasts from one to two years. D-M-V's travel teams were designed to service areas where full-service offices have been closed. Officials say they don't know for sure when DMV services will start at the Rocky Mount Armory.
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[Jackson]


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The TV show "Living with Michael Jackson" is causing a controversy.
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[VO-NAT Tape 02-45 TC 23:42 30 + pad]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Jackson has filed complaints with two British watchdog groups over the program that documents his life. The singer says his children were not properly filmed and that he wasn't allowed to see the program before it aired as promised. In 1993, the superstar reached a financial settlement with a boy who accused Jackson of molesting him. Jackson says the program insinuates he's guilty of such inappropriate behavior with children.
The documentary entitled "Living with Michael Jackson" was broadcast on A-B-C earlier tonight.
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A life or death decision for a Pittsylvania County jury.
The latest in the Roy Inge trial when News 7 returns.
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[OUT Q=...the BIG 7."]
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((Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Cavaliers try to get an elusive road win tonight in College Park against Maryland. The Daytona Speedweeks hype begins today with the threat of the sport's sponsor pulling out. Earnhardt's Legacy lives on. And JLo's bank account expands. Tonight on the Big 7.))

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Investigators say it's a remote possibility that a piece of foam hitting Columbia's wing was enough to bring the shuttle down. But they're open to every option-- including the freak chance that a meteorite hit the shuttle. And as the investigation continues so do the sad good byes. Elizabeth Sanchez reports from Houston.
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[IN Q=Nats Memorial Service]
[SUPER=01-Ron Dittemore/Shuttle Program Manager; : :29]
[SUPER=01-Chris Hadfield/Canadian Shuttle Astronaut; : 1:06 QUICK!!!]
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((Through muddy fields rain drenched National Guardsmen, who searched for pieces of Columbia. They found a spool of tape, metal and a circuit board all believed to be parts of the shuttle. So far, more than 12-thousand pieces have been collected but none of them is considered high priority or a 'red tag' item crucial in determining what caused Columbia to break apart Saturday morning. NASA is looking to recover 32 seconds of data to help fill in the blanks. RON DITTEMORE/SHUTTLE PROGRAM MANAGER "We're very hopeful that there's some information in that datastream that would provide us a clue." Track: Investigators are looking at all possibilities. Until Wednesday, the leading theory focused on foam hitting the shuttles left wing and causing damage to thermal tiles. (GRAPHIC-Animation wingflow) They continue to look at what caused a temperature spike along Columbia's left side. The shuttles automatic control system attempted to stabilize the shuttle in the final minute before it broke up. Nasa officials say there is no evidence that the crew was aware of any problems. Astronaut Chris Hadfield has made the descent from space twice and says the crew typically is marveling in the view.
-SOT-CHRIS HADFIELD, SHUTTLE ASTRONAUT, CANADIAN SPACE AGENCY

"You can look out on the side window as the Rockies rip by underneath as we come down into Florida -- and it's quite spectacularly beautiful." Nat: from memorial Track: In Washingtons National Cathedral the 7 astronauts were remembered as goodwill ambassadors to the universe. Stand up: Investigators say they will rule nothing out including the remote possibility of space debris hitting the shuttle. Its happened before.))

[Inge]


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The man who killed a Pittsylvania County sheriff's deputy last year will die for his crime.
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24-year-old Roy Inge Junior appeared disinterested as the jury handed him a death sentence.
He was convicted of capital murder for shooting Deputy Frankie Betterton during a May 17th traffic stop.
Betterton's wife said she and her two children have been despondent ever since.
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[SOT 21:31:17 on tape 2]
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((MARY BETTERTON/WIDOW; MAY 17TH WAS OUR SEPTEMBER 11TH. FRANKIE LEFT FOR WORK AND HE NEVER WOKE US UP TO SAY GOODBYE.))
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[OUT Q=to say goodbye.]
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[VO-NAT]


Inge's attorneys argued that he should not be executed because he's mentally ill.
A psychologist testified that Inge was a paranoid schizophrenic who didn't believe the shooting -- or the trial -- were real.
Inge will be formally sentenced April 24th. His death sentence will be automatically reviewed by the state Supreme Court.
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[Missing-Child]


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The mother of a missing boy in Grayson County says she, too would like to know where her son is.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co.;]

Cynthia Davis is charged with child endangerment, in connection with the disappearance of her son Logan Nathaniel Bowman. The five-year-old has been missing since January 8th. Davis appeared in circuit court this morning hoping to reduce her 100-thousand dollar bond, but a judge denied the motion because of the case is so serious. Davis' lawyer says there is a reason why his client waited nearly three weeks to report her son missing, but prefers not to disclose that right now. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday.
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[XGR]


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The House of Delegates and Senate approved their respective state budgets today but not every lawmaker is happy with the spending plans.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Democrats say the Republican-crafted budgets include too many fee increases, like a five dollar increase in the cost of a Virginia drivers license.
And a two-point-four percent increase in the price of alcohol at ABC stores.
They also say Republicans based a "promised pay raise" for state workers on inflated revenue estimates.
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[SOT 14:57:49]
[IN Q=I DO QUESTION THE REVENUE ASSUMPTIONS]

((SENATOR CREIGH DEEDS/D-BATH CO.: I DO QUESTION THE REVENUE ASSUMPTIONS. I HATE TO HAVE PEOPLE'S HOPES BUILT ON ASSUMPTIONS THAT MAY NOT TURN OUT TO BE CORRECT.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Creigh Deeds/(D) Bath Co.; :00]
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[OUT Q=WE DID A GOOD JOB.]
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Republicans rewrote the two-year, 50-billion dollar budget crafted by Governor Mark Warner.
Over the next few weeks, senior lawmakers will work out a compromise between the House and Senate versions.
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The Gipper celebrates a birthday.
More on Ronald Reagan's celebration next on News 7.
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Plus two polar bears rescued from the Caribbean get used to a new home... where they fit right in.
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[Reagan]


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The nation's longest living president celebrated a birthday today.
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[VO-NAT :35 10:59:24]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Ronald Reagan turned 92.
His chief of staff says he's comfortable and doing as well as anyone could expect for a 92 year old.
She says he and his wife Nancy marked the day at their home in Bel-Air, California with his favorite chocolates.
Jelly beans -- another Reagan favorite -- are being handed out to visitors at his Presidential Library.
Reagan is rarely seen in public since he revealed in 1994 that he has Alzheimer's disease.
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[Polar-Bears]


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The subjects of our next story would love tonight's weather.
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[VO-NAT 19:33:08]
[SUPER=03-Tacoma, WA]


Polar bears Kenneth and Boris made their public debut today at the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, Washington.
They entered the main polar bear exhibit for the first time since their arrival in November.
The two bears were in poor condition when wildlife agents rescued them from a traveling zoo in Puerto Rico.
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[IN Q=They're in]

((COLE FIGUEIRA/ZOO INTERN; THEY'RE IN BETTER HEALTH, THEY'RE GETTING THE CARE THEY ACTUALLY SHOULD HAVE BEING IN A ZOO AND THEY'RE BEING TREATED WITH RESPECT.))
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[OUT Q=treated with respect.]
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Their new home has a pool that will allow Boris and Kenneth to swim, maybe for the first time in their lives.
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[S-Extra]


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Hoop highlights from the ACC are on the way. Plus, news out Daytona as the drivers arrive at the beach today. And Dave Justice retires from the big leagues. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]

Jennifer Lopez placed a big time wager on this year's Super Bowl. The Las Vegas Sun says J-Lo bet $250 thousand bucks that the Bucs would win. She bet the money at plus-160 which means she got her original bet back, plus another $400 thousand bucks.
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[go to scores] [GO TO SCORES]
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[S-Terps]


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We begin this segment with the Virginia Cavaliers, who were on the road in College Park, Maryland yesterday evening where streaks were on the line. The Terps were after their 9th straight home win, while UVa was trying to get its first road win in the ACC this season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-College Park, MD/espn2; :00]

This was Virginia's first trip to the Terps' new home - the Comcast Center. And UVa would make itself right at home in the first half. The Cavs and in particular Travis Watson shot 55 percent in the first 20 minutes. At one point UVa led by 13 points in the opening half. But Maryland's Drew Nicholas got the Terps back in the game. He would top the 1000 career point mark in the first 20 minutes and the first half ended with UVa on top by 2 points 47-to-45. Maryland would slowly build an advantage in the second half and by the 10 minute mark the Terps had a double digit lead. But Devan Smith and Jermaine Harper came off the bench and gave Virginia a huge lift with some wicked three point shooting. A 22-to-4 UVa run put the Cavs in front with under 5 to play.
[super=33-Virginia/86/Maryland/78;]

And Virginia would handle the pressure in the final minutes. Watch them break the press and Watson will seal the win with the slam. UVa tops the Terps 86 to 78.
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[S-Wake]


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Also, in the ACC last night - Wake Forest hosted N.C. State at Lawrence Joel Coliseum. Wake and State came in tied for second in the league with 5-and-2 marks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/espn2; :00]

NC State led this game by four at the half, but the second 20 minutes belonged exclusively to Wake and Josh Howard. The ACC Player of the week recorded his 7th double-double of
[SUPER=33-N.C. State/58/Wake Forest/73;]

the season as he threw down 24 points and had 12 rebounds. Wake improves to 6 and 2 in league play by smoking NC State 73-to-58.
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[S-ACC]


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[go to pinnacle 12998] The ACC action continues here on Your Hometown Station this weekend as North Carolina takes on Florida State Saturday afternoon at one.
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[go to pinnacle 12999] Then Sunday afternoon at one the Maryland Terrapins will head to Atlanta to take on the tough Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. WDBJ-7 is Your Atlantic Coast Connection.
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[S-Daytona]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Yesterday was media day in Daytona as the drivers talked and talked and also drew starting spots for Saturday night's Bud Shootout. 1992 Clash winner Geoff Bodine drew the top spot and he will start on the pole.
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[VO-NAT ENG#]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; ]

Dale Junior - the restrictor plate master will start dead last - while two time defending Bud Shootout champ Tony Stewart will go out 12th. The defending Daytona 500 champ, Ward Burton will line up 10th. This afternoon Ward commented on reports that Winston Cup's sponsor since 1971 - R.J. Reynolds may soon pull out its sponsorship of the sport.
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[OUT Q=...GOOD FOR THEIR WORD."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Last night, NASCAR's chief operating officer George Pyne said losing R.J. Reynolds would be like a death in the family. He says RJR supplies NASCAR with $50 million dollars a year for various racing endeavors.
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[S-Earnhardt]


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Some of the top performers in country music are planning to come together at Daytona this June 28th for the inaugural Dale Earnhardt Tribute concert.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mooresville, NC; :00]

This is the first event for the new Dale Earnhardt Legacy program that has been established by Dale's widow Teresa. The money raised from the event will benefit a variety of charities. Yesterday it was announced that Kenny Chesney, Sheryl Crow, Alabama and Brooks and Dunn will headline the concert.
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[S-Liberty]


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Liberty University delayed announcing the its 2003 recruting class for a day, but the Flames and head coach Ken Karcher picked up 11 players. Again, Liberty has a national class with a kid from California, four from Florida, three from Georgia, two from Ohio and one from Virginia.

[S-Beamer]


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As for Virginia Tech - the Hokies believe that they may have signed their best class ever. One of the reasons for that optimism is the late commitment they got from Hargrave's Michael Hinton. At six-three he's versatile enough to play wide receiver, defensive back or both. For now he will stay with Bud Foster's group.
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[OUT Q=...a good player."]
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Dave Justice announced his retirement from Major League Baseball this afternoon.
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He got his start in Pulaski, leaves the game after 14 seasons in the big leagues with the Braves, Yankees, Indians and A's. He won World Series titles with the Braves in 1995 and the Yankees in 2000. The three-time all-star finished up his career with the A's last season. (------------)