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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


Why snow could mean a delay in SOL testing.
Hundreds of new jobs are coming to this region. We'll have details.
Plus at first it smelled like trouble at one major airport- turns out it was just a bottle of cologne.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]

Winter weather creates a new set of problems for Virginia schools.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[SS=NEws 7 at Eleven]



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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-52 TC2:01:56]
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In a little less than two weeks, students around the state are scheduled to take a portion of the standards of learning exam. But with so much "time off" because of snow-- the state is considering delaying the test by a week or more.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Teresa & Jean /Newsroom Pod;]

Teresa Hamilton joins us now with more on what the state may do.
[LIVE= Teresa /FULL NEwsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]

Jean, students in 5th, 8th and 11th grade are scheduled to take the writing exam beginning March 3rd-- but the state is concerned that students may not do as well because of so many snow days.
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[SUPER=@File; ]

Today-- state education officials were in contact with school systems around the state including Roanoke County which has accumulated eleven snow days this year. David Wymer is the county's associate director of testing and re-mediation and spoke to education officals by phone several times. He says the state is considering several ways to handle the situation.
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((DAVID WYMER/TESTING AND REMEDIATION ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR; NOT EVERY SCHOOL DIVISION IN THE STATE IS GOING TO BE IMPACTED THE SAME WAY BY THE WEATHER INTERRUPTIONS, I THINK THEY'RE LOOKING AT REALLY THREE OPTIONS, MAINTAINING THE SCHEDULE, MOVING IT BACK OR YOU KNOW GIVING THE SCHOOLS SYSTEMS THE OPTION TO EITHER KEEP IT WHERE IT IS OR MOVE IT BACK.))
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[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Newsroom Pod]

The state is somewhat limited in what it can do because the essay section of the test is supposed to be administered to students on the same day, because all schools in the state use the same exam.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /Newsroom Pod;]

Jean, the state is expected to make a decision either tomorrow or Friday.

[City-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-49 TC1:44:40]
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This winter's been hard on government budgets too.
The city of Roanoke has replenished its supplies of salt twice this week alone, and officials predict they'll need more before the threat of snow has passed.
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[VO-NAT]
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Roanoke budgeted more than 200- thousand dollars for snow removal this year, but that won't be nearly enough.
City officials say they'll need 250- thousand dollars more to pay for chemicals and overtime.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In fact, this time last year]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: IN FACT THIS TIME LAST YEAR, WE ACTUALLY BOUGHT AN EXCESS SALT SUPPLY. SO WE WERE IN GOOD STEAD FOR THE SNOWS THAT WE HAVE HAD, BUT HAVING VERY QUICKLY GONE TO THE FARMER'S ALMANAC AFTER READING HOW GOOD A PREDICTOR IT WAS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S SNOW, I DON'T THINK WE'RE OVER IT YET.))
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[OUT Q=don't think we're over it yet.]
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City council approved the added expense, and praised employees who have been working long hours to clear city streets.
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[BeReady-Campaign]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=Terror Alert]


When it comes to terrorism Americans must be prepared.
That's the message from Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge who today kicked off a Be Ready campaign.
He says American's need to make sure they do three things-
Prepare an emergency kit, make a family communication plan and be informed.
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[SOT 47]
[IN Q=]

((TOM RIDGE/HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY; OUR MESSAGE IS THIS WE CAN NOT ALWAYS PREDICT AND ATTACK WE CAN ALWAYS PREPARE.))
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[TAKE PINNACLE FULL]
Ridge launched the Be Ready campaign today.
For more you can call the toll free number 1-800 BE- READY.
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[Cologne-Airport ]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
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Just as things were getting back to normal after the winter storm at Philadelphia International Airport, a false security alarm caused new problems.
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[SOT-:33]
[IN Q= GOT A LITTLE CONCERNED]

((I GOT A LITTLE CONCERNED THIS MORNING BECAUSE I HEARD ON THE RADIO THAT THERE WAS SCARE HERE AT THE AIRPORT BECAUSE OF SOMEONE SPRAYING SOMETHING.)) [***NO SUPER***]
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[OUT Q=SOMEONE SPRAYING SOMETHING.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA]


That something turned out to be nothing more than a bottle of cologne.
When security officials were checking a Saudi Arabian student, they noticed a bottle in his bag.
When they asked him what it was... he took out the bottle and sprayed it into the air.
That set things off...
The security guards were taken to a nearby hospital and the emergency room was quarantined.
Passengers waited hours until the mess was sorted out.
Once it was determined it was only cologne, the student was reunited with his family, and flight operations resumed.


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[Iran-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


More information on that Iran plane crash- new reports out of Iran now say 302 people were killed in that crash.
Iran's state run television says the Russian made plane went down today in the Mountains of Southeastern Iran.
All of the passengers and crew military members of the elite Revolutionary Guards.
State television is not offering any possible reason for the crash.
There was heavy snowfall in the area where the plane went down.

[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dgr]
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President Bush says he's given Sadaam Hussein his "last chance."
NATO has agreed to defend Turkey if necessary.. and now the White House is determined to get another vote from the U-N Security Council, even if the vote goes against using force in Iraq.
Stacy Case has more.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lord George Robertson/NATO Secretary General; :27]
[SUPER=01-Ari Fleischer/White House Spokesman; :48]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON]

((IN A SHOW OF UNITY, PRESIDENT BUSH COURTED NATO SECRETARY GENERAL LORD GEORGE ROBERTSON WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN AN OVAL OFFICE PHOTO OP. President Bush thanking Robertson THE PRESIDENT THANKED LORD ROBERTSON FOR KEEPING THE 19 MEMBER NATO ALLIANCE TOGETHER AND FOR MOVING IT FORWARD. ROBERTSON GETS CREDIT FOR PUSHING THROUGH A CONTROVERSIAL COMMITTMENT TO PROTECT TURKEY SHOULD WAR BREAK OUT WITH IRAQ.
LORD GEORGE ROBERTSON/NATO SECRETARY GENERAL "An ally under threat, an ally wanting help....expected to get it...is getting it.." TRACK: STILL AT THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL, NATO MEMBERS FRANCE AND GERMANY ARE WORKING HARD TO BLOCK MILITARY
ACTION AGAINST IRAQ----- WHILE WORDSMITHS FROM THE OTHER SIDE CONTINUE CRAFTING A SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION ASKING F

OR JUST THAT. ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN "I think you have some stark differences, and you're seeing the differences discussed openly. And what's wrong with that?" THE U-S/U-K RESOLUTION COULD COME THIS WEEK OR NEXT. STACY CASE/REPORTING DIPLOMATS SAY THE CAREFULLY WORDED RESOLUTION WILL DECLARE IRAQ IN MATERIAL BREACH OF ITS PROMISE TO DISARM. THE NEW MEASURE WILL ALSO COME COMPLETE WITH A FIRM DEADLINE, SOMETHING NOVEMBER'S RESOLUTION 1441 LACKED. STACY CASE CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON))

[Academy-Music]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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At a time when many are us thinking about all the tax dollars we have to send TO Washington, some of that money is coming back to the area.. to help restore a century-old theater.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape]


Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte announced today Congress has included in its latest spending bill more than 200-thousand dollars for the Academy of Music in Lynchburg.
The Academy is in the midst of a nine-million dollar renovation and expansion which it hopes to complete by the year 2005.
Organizers say the project is crucial to Lynchburg's downtown revitalization.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Virginia is a step closer to losing a tough distinction.
More on that when NEws 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a truck with five people inside tumbles into an aqueduct.
Only one passenger survives.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[IN Q="Hey folks..]
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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 high school district tournament finally gets a chance to thaw itself out in the Blue Ridge and Three Rivers tonight. Highlights from 5 prep games are on the way, along with the Roanoke Women. Plus, Darrell is a general at the assembly and Michael rings the bell tonight on the big 7.))

[Aqueduct]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Family members are devastated after a woman and three children drowned in a California aqueduct.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Palmdale, CA]


The Toyota extra-cab pick-up truck crashed into the Los Angeles Aqueduct when the driver of the vehicle somehow lost control and crashed through a gate.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=She just]

((JENNIFER RAMIREZ/FAMILY MEMBER; SHE JUST GOT SHE JUST FELL IN THE AQUEDUCT SHE JUST PRESSED ON THE GAS TOO FAST. AND SHE KILLED HERSELF AND HER KIDS.))
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Ramirez/Family Member; ]
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[OUT Q=herself and her kids]
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[VO-NAT]


The victims may have been underwater for 30 minutes before help arrived.
The 30 year old female driver and three kids ages one, three and ten all drowned.
A 14 year old girl survived, but is in critical condition and may have suffered brain damage.
Police have not released their identities or relationship.
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[New-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The total is about 450. That's the number of new jobs headed to the Roanoke Valley.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Governor Warner helped local officials welcome two new companies today. The Vidette Groups is opening in downtown Roanoke at the InSystems Technologies building. The web-based sales firm will hire one-hundred people by Fall.
Sales representatives will sell advertising space on the Internet to companies.
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[IN Q=this is]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER/(D) VIRGINIA; THIS IS LIVING PROOF THAT THE KIND OF KNOWLEDGE BASED JOBS THAT MAYBE IN THE PAST WOULDN'T HAVE CHOSE ROANOKE AND WOULD HAVE STAYED IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA OR THE RESEARCH TRIANGLE BUT BECAUSE OF THE BROAD BAND CONNECTIVITY BECAUSE OF FIBER OPTICS WE CAN HAVE THIS BUSINESS.))
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[OUT Q=CAN HAVE THIS BUSINESS.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Meanwhile in the County, Marvin Windows and Doors says an available workforce and quality of life are the reasons it's building a new production facility here. The building, to go up in the Valley Gateway Commerce Park on Route 460 East, will employ about 150 people within two and half years and 200-more within five-years. The location will manufacture the company's integrity line of windows and doors. Marvin will hire some professional positions this year while assembly line positions will be filled early next year.

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[XGR]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Virginia may soon lose the distinction of having the most restrictive deadline for convicted felons who are trying to prove their innocence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The House of Delegates today approved a bill that extends the 21-day rule to a 90-day rule.
It would give those seeking to prove their innocence ten additional weeks to submit new evidence.
Opponents say ninety days is still not long enough to help those wrongfully convicted.
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[IN Q=INNOCENCE SHOULD ALWAYS TRUMP]

((DEL. KEN MELVIN/D-PORTSMOUTH: INNOCENCE SHOULD ALWAYS TRUMP FINALITY. I DON'T KNOW WHO COULD ARGUE WITH THAT. IF YOU'RE INNOCENT YOU SHOULDN'T BE IN THE PENITENTIARY.))
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[SUPER=01-Del. Dave Albo/(R) Springfield; :10]
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[VO-NAT]


The bill would do nothing to help Aleck Carpitcher.
The Roanoke County man is serving a 38-year prison term for sex crimes that his accuser now says never occurred.
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[Easter]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=khu]
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[GRAPHIC=Melvin Easter]

The case of convicted killer Melvin Easter has provided new evidence of just how much trouble an inmate can cause from within the prison system. The plot was uncovered before anyone was hurt.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

But Bob Leonard and his family could have been beaten and robbed, maybe maimed for life, if Easter had had his way. In 1975 Easter broke into his mother's home, killed her and her father and might have killed Bob if the 16-year old hadn't shot him first. Bob Leonard has spent the last 14 years trying to keep Easter from being paroled.
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[SOT 16:44:10]
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((BOB LEONARD/VICTIM: IT'S HIS TWISTED MIND. HE BLAMES ME FOR KEEPING HIM IN PRISON. THAT'S THE REASON IN HIS MIND THAT HE'S PULLING TIME, BECAUSE I'VE KEPT HIM THERE, NOT FOR HIS CRIME THAT HE COMMITTED.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Leonard/Victim]
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[OUT Q=that he committed.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Leonard intends to testify when Easter is sentenced.

[Conner]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC43:28]
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The former supervisor of the Blacksburg Community Center today admitted to sexually abusing young boys.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Phillip Conner pled guilty to 23-charges of carnal knowledge, taking indecent liberties and aggravated sexual battery.
Prosecutors say the 41-year-old abused six boys over a 13-year period. Until today, Conner was free on a five-thousand dollar bond. A judge will determine next week if he should remain in jail until sentencing which is scheduled for April.
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[Bedford-Fall]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-48 TC1:50:52]
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They know his name and where he's from.. but police in Bedford DON'T know how or why a teenager fell from a highway overpass yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The 16-year-old boy was found lying on Blue Ridge Avenue underneath the westbound lanes of Route 460 around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon.
He was flown to a Roanoke hospital with head injuries.. police are "not" releasing his name.
The boy is from Williamsburg, but his parents don't know why he was in the Bedford area.
The teen's car was recovered in Montvale late this afternoon.
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[Carilion-Wellness]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
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The workout's almost over at a popular fitness center in Radford.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

The Carilion Radford Wellness and Fitness Center says it will close its doors April 30th. Officials say the center began losing business after the city built a new parks and recreation center, which offers many of the same services for free. Although Carilion is a non-profit organization, officials say some its subsidiaries are NOT. Nearly 50-workers will lose their jobs. Officials say the facility will donate most of its equipment to the parks and recreation center.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[NEWSCAST=11]
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He provided the anthem for countless discontented workers.
More on the passing of Johnny Paycheck when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus some little orphans have a new home.
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[Commercial]

[Paycheck]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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He is probably best known for his working man's anthem, Take this Job and Shove it. The man who made the line and the song famous has died.
Johnny Paycheck was known as a hard drinking singer who was a lifeline for real people who worked real jobs.
Singer George Jones who knew paycheck for more than 50 years says the world will miss a great country singer and he said he will miss his friend.
Paycheck had bedridden in a nursing home with emphysema and asthma.
He was 64 years old.

[Baby-Otters]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Three orphans have a new home tonight-
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[VO-NAT 21 19:07:17]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL]

these orphans are actually baby otters- Kiwi, Coconut and Mango.
Construction workers in Tampa found the baby otters when a sidewalk collapsed.
They are just one pound each: They were dehydrated and suffering from fungal infections.
The otters are now at an Aquarium getting round the clock care- Soon workers will introduce the otters to water.

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[SOT 19]

((PAULA BLUM/SENIOR BIOLOGIST; A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK OH THEY'RE WATER ANIMALS THEY NEED TO BE IN THE WATER. THEY ACTUALLY HAVE QUITE A FEAR OF WATER AS PUPS SO YOU HAVE TO WORK THEM INTO THAT.))
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[OUT Q=WORK THEM INTO THAT.]
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[Vo-nat 05 plus pad]
Once strong enough, the otters will be returned to the wild.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Highlights from all of today's Blue Ridge games, plus the Three Rivers, and Roanoke College.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]

First in tonight's Extra Point - Daytona 500 champ Michael Waltrip and his wife Buffy were in New York today on the floor of the stock exchange ringing the opening bell for today's trading. Just like it rained on Daytona - it rained on Wall Street. The Dow, the Nasdaq and the S&P all took a dive today.
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[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-136 10841TC]
[GRAPHIC=BLUE RIDGE]


We open things up this morning with the nightcap of a four game marathon at the "Carey-Dome" in Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Cave Spring vs. Pulaski Co.; :00]

Cave Spring met Pulaski last night - the Cougars had Cave's number to end a "not so regular season" in this district.

The Knights open with a sweet cross-over dribble drive from Matt Hamilton as he lays one in off the glass with the right handed shot. Later, Adam Trumbower crosses over to the other side and he will hit another nice drive as the ball drops in . The Knights are rolling. Former Friday Football Extra player of the week Derrick Burks
[SUPER=33-Cave Spring/72/Pulaski Co./57/;]

would hit this tough right handed runner, but Cave Spring keeps its regional hopes alive and advances with the 72 to 57 win over Pulaski.
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[S-Northside]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-134 TC10311]
[GRAPHIC=Blue Ridge District]


In the night session's opener, Northside got a fight from William Byrd, but held on down the stretch to advance.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Terriers vs. Vikings; :00]


Billy Pope watched his team fall behind in the first half thanks to shots like this one.
Ben Lott rings up three from the corner pocket to put Byrd up by four in the first quarter.
But the Vikings turn up the heat. Tyler White gets free for the bucket underneath.
Then at the defensive end. White gets the steal and gives it up to Ryan Smith in transition.
[SUPER=33-William Byrd/46/Northside/64/;]


Tim Moore gave Byrd a one point lead at the halftime horn, but Northside rallies in the third quarter and cruises to the win 64 to 46.
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[S-Alleghany]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-141]
[GRAPHIC=Blue Ridge District]


The top seeded Alleghany Mountaineers opened the tournament and almost exited it in the same breath.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Mountaineers vs. Spartans; :00]


Alleghany won a coin toss with Blacksburg for the tournaments top seed and after a balanced regular season the Mounties faced Salem.
Watch Alleghany all state star Montell Watson drive to the basket, make the Salem defender commit and then dish to Josh Carter who scores.
The Spartans would hardly lay down for the Mountaineers. Ben Motley makes the pass to A.J. Dowell, he spots up and hits the short jumper for Salem.
Alleghany's Chance Dobbs saves the rock, gives to Randall Allen, who dishes back to Dobbs and he buries the trey from the corner.
[SUPER=33-Salem/61/Alleghany/63;]


Jeremy Haskins then drives and scores for the Spartans and Salem nearly pulls off the upset, losing to Alleghany 63-61.
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[S-Fleming]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-143 3105tc]
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The Blacksburg and Fleming played the second quarterfinal game yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Indians vs. Colonels; :00]

Doug Day's team won the upper division of the Blue Ridge and is already in the regionals. But yesterday afternoon - the Indians wanted to make a statement - Jarhon Giddings with the steal the pass ahead to Cory Price and then the return pass for a layin as the Indians are rolling. But Fleming had some quality wins this year and with the spin move - the Colonels' lone senior Marcus Brower gets the hoop to drop for Rick Hall's team.
[super=33-William Fleming/43/Blacksburg/54;]

But Giddings was too much on the inside as he turn the entry pass into a bucket and Blacksburg beats Fleming 54 to 43.

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[S-Glenvar]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-147 TC2905]
[GRAPHIC=Three Rivers District Tourney]


In the Three Rivers District, Glenvar hosted Giles in a first round matchup made in Highlander Heaven.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Spartans vs. Highlanders; :00]


Rick Crotts and company have played well of late, and hoped to make some more noise in the post season.
It was the Spartans who played some defense early. Adam Johnson gets out in the passing lane for the steal. He converts at the other end and Giles was hanging tough.
But check out the Highlanders throw over the top of the defense to Brian McMahan for the bucket down low.
[SUPER=33-Giles/37/Glenvar/49/;]

A little later, Jermey Szuch goes to work in the paint. Glenvar goes on to win it 49 to 37, advancing to today's semifinals at Christiansburg.
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[S-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Roanoke College women played their final home of the season last night hosting Lynchburg on seniors' night.
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The Maroons have four seniors on this year's squad including guard Meredith Evans from Floyd County. They were honored in the pregame. Roanoke went to right to work as number 15 Jennie Schafer turns the nice entry pass into a bucket. She had a career high 20 points in the game. Senior Katrina Williams simply dominated the game as she takes Schafer's pass and drops in two of her game high 24. Lynchburg coach Richie Waggoner didn't much to like last night, as not a single player scored in double figures.
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Roanoke whips Lynchburg 77-to-43. The ODAC tourney for women is a week away.
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The marquee game in the ACC this week was in Durham last night as Duke looked to stay perfect on its home floor.


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Here's a good look at why Cameron Indoor Stadium is such a tremendous home court advantage for the Blue Devils. Dantay Jones has become a dunk Devil in recent games and he threw down another one last night on the Terps.
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JJ Redick started slow but warmed up in the second half as Duke beats Maryland and stays unbeaten at home. The final 75-to-70.
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One of the greatest Redskins off all time was honored in Richmond yesterday.
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Darrell Green, a player for the Skins for all 20 of his years in the NFL, was recognized in both the house and senate.
Green was honored for his years with the Redskins - but mostly he was honored for his work with the Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation. The assembly named a stretch of Route 28 in Loudoun County Darrell Green Boulevard yesterday afternoon. (-------------)