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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tha]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

A man from Blacksburg and another from Vinton lose their lives this weekend to flooding. We'll have the latest just ahead. Plus, a look at how two other communities are coping with some of the worst flooding in recent years.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Also, some school information to pass along. News 7 is next.


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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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[VO-NAT]

Victims of this weekend's flooding start to put the pieces back together, while family members mourn two people who were killed by the rising waters.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[James-River]


[ANCHOR=Teresa ]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC-46:09]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]

We start in Buchanan where those living along the James River experienced several hours of anxious moments today. Justin McLeod has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lawrence Keith/Buchanan Resident; :32]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Billy Lipes/Buchanan Resident; 1:46]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Buchanan]

((((NAT SOUND OF WATER RAGING AT 2:41:27))
The James River was still on the rise Sunday morning. ((NAT SOUND OF WATER))
By afternoon, it had reached more than 23 feet, nearly seven feet above flood stage.
[SOT 2:32:06]
[IN Q=I think it's]

((LAWRENCE KEITH/BUCHANAN RESIDENT: I THINK IT'S A MESS MYSELF, I DON'T LIKE, I WILL BE GLAD WHEN IT GOES BACK DOWN.))

[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=it goes back down]


Here's the reason why.
The water came within five feet from his front door.
That prompted Lawrence Keith to pack up his things and move them to the second floor.
[SOT 2:32:45]
[IN Q=Everybody around here]

((LAWRENCE KEITH/BUCHANAN RESIDENT: EVERYBODY AROUND HERE HAS DONE THE SAME THING, ALL UP AND DOWN LOWE STREET, CLEARED EVERYTHING OUT, JUST DON'T KNOW HOW HIGH IT'S GOING TO GET.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=going to get]


It did get high enough to cause plenty of problems. (SHOT AT 2:28:56)
The water almost completely covered this car. (CLOSE-UP SHOT FROM BEHIND)
It could be days before mail is delivered to this mailbox. (SHOT AT 2:30:58)
Baseball season will probably have to start late judging by the conditions of the ballfields. (SHOT AT 2:27:47)
Many drivers will have to find alternate routes until roads like Route 43 are safe enough to re-open. (FIRST SHOT AT 2:36:44 THEN USE SHOT AT 2:35:19)
[SOT 1:22:08; TAPE 2]
[IN Q=This is an overview]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THIS IS AN OVERVIEW OF THE JAMES RIVER HERE IN BUCHANAN. ALTHOUGH IT MAY LOOK BAD, THEY'VE ACTUALLY SEEN IT MUCH WORSE HERE. TOWNSFOLK SAY THE FLOODS OF 85 AND 96 CAUSED MUCH MORE DAMAGE BUT THIS ONE DOES COME IN A CLOSE THIRD.))
[Runs= 12]
[OUT Q=close third]

((NAT SOUND OF OWNER SAYING "THE WATER STARTING COMING DOWN THE BASEMENT" AT 2:47:24 BUT COVER WITH VIDEO))
The owners of this pizzeria in downtown Buchanan are experiencing their first flood, just two months after opening.
[SOT 2:48:21]
[IN Q=I don't know if]

((MARK DiBENEDETTO/FANZARELLI'S PIZZERIA: I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS BAD LUCK OR WHAT YET WE DON'T KNOW YET.))
[Runs= 03]
[OUT Q=know yet]


If it is bad luck, many other businesses had it too, from this car wash to this bait and tackle shop.
By mid-afternoon however goods news had arrived, the water began to recede.
High winds then became a concern prompting the fire department to close this bridge over the James River.
[SOT 2:40:00]
[IN Q=I'd day most people]

((BILLY LIPES/BUCHANAN RESIDENT: I'D SAY MOST OF THE PEOPLE ARE TAKING AS IT IS. IF YOU LIVE ALONG THE RIVER, YOU GOT TO BE EXPECTING IT.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=expecting it]


Whether you expected it or not, it will be days before everything is back to normal again.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Buchanan.))


[River-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC-1:31:23]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]

One of two men rescued from floodwaters in Montgomery County yesterday had died from hypothermia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Yesterday;]

Carilion Hospital officials confirmed this morning that Brian Quesenberry passed away at New River Valley Medical Center. Brian and his father Stewart Quesenberry were caught in the Roanoke River's waters near Elliston, in Montgomery County, for several hours before rescuers could reach them. Initial word was that both were hospitalized in serious condition, but we learned this morning that Brian Quesenberry died late last night, less than five hours after he was pulled from the water.
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[wipe/wipe/wipe]

[Vinton-Death]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-48 TC-1:56:10]
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[wipe/wipe/wipe/]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/This Morning; ]

Flood waters have also claimed the life of a Vinton man. This morning-- searchers recovered a pickup truck that was swept into Tinker Creek last night. The body of a man was found inside-- but police are not yet releasing his name pending notification of family. The red Toyota pickup was found about 100 feet from the spot where it was last seen going under near 5th and Walnut.
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[Salem-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC-1:35:13]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]

Salem was also one of the areas hit hardest by this weekend's flooding. Rachel Cannon has more on how the city is recovering.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=At the Willow River]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Knickerbocker/Willow River Resident; :23]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Aldridge/Salem Building & Zoning Official; :48 ]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; 1:31]
[SUPER=01-Lacy Taylor/Salem Mobile Home Park Resident; 1:46]
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[OUT Q=Rachel Cannon, News 7, Salem.]

(( ((NATS 19:03:19 CAR IN WATER)) At the Willow River Apartments, water levels are still too high and dangerous for many residents to even survey damage in their homes. From the outside, water marks and staggering levels offer insight as to what's inside. Michael Knickerbocker lives with his family in among those hardest hit, a ground floor unit.
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[SOT 19:09:49]
[IN Q=we got]

((MICHAEL KNICKERBOCKER/WILLOW RIVER RESIDENT; WE GOT OUT OF THERE WITH OUR FAMILY AND CLOTHES THAT'S ABOUT IT WE DIDN'T HAVE MUCH TO DO MUCH ELSE, WHAT CAN YOU DO.))
[OUT Q=CAN YOU DO.]

Residents of the Salem complex were evacuated Saturday afternoon in anticipation of the flood waters. The property manager says every ground floor unit in the complex of 3-hundred was hit, some more severely than others.

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[SOT 19:12:24]
[IN Q=WE'LL HAVE]

((CHUCK ALDRIDGE/SALEM BUILDING & ZONING OFFICIAL; WE'LL HAVE TO GO THROUGH EACH INDIVIDUAL APT ESPECIALLY THE ONES ON THE FIRST FLOOR. SEE WHEN WE CAN GET THOSE SEPARATED FROM THE UPPER FLOORS AND GET POWER BACK ON FOR THE PEOPLE ON THE SECOND AND THIRD FLOORS.))
[OUT Q=THIRD FLOORS.]

Residents of the upper floors are now allowed to grab necessities from their apartments with a Willow River employee escort. They can not move back in and power supply remains off until city building inspectors can investigate and deem it safe.
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[SOT 19:12:48]
[IN Q=we're probably]

((CHUCK ALDRIDGE/SALEM BUILDING & ZONING OFFICIAL; WE'RE PROBABLY LOOKING AT A COUPLE DAYS TO JUST GET THROUGH HERE AND SEE WHAT IT IS AND THEN THE TIME FRAME WOULD COME AFTER OUR INVESTIGATION.))
[OUT Q=INVESTIGATION]

Until then, the Knicerbocker family plans to stay with family in New Castle.
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[SOT 19:09:41 ] ((COVER))
[IN Q=try and]

((TRY TO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER AGAIN, (SIGH).))
[OUT Q=AGAIN.]
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[SOT 19:19:27]
[IN Q=not far ]

((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7.COM; NOT FAR DOWN THE ROAD AT THE SALEM MOBILE HOME PARK THE WATERS ALSO ROSE ALL THE WAY TO THOSE ORANGE CONES BEHIND ME, NOW RESIDENTS SAY HERE SAY THAT THE WATER QUICKLY RECEDED BACK INTO THE RIVER BUT THAT WHILE IT WAS HERE IT DID DAMAGE.))
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[SOT 19:16:47]
[IN Q=i found my]

((LACY TAYLOR/SALEM RESIDENT; I FOUND MY MOTOR HOME AND EVERYTHING WAS IN WATER AND MY TOYOTA THE WATER WAS COMING IN THE WINDSHIELD BUT THE ONLY DAMAGE DONE TO IT WAS THE CARPET IT RUNS FINE.))
[OUT Q=FINE.]

Power supply remains off to a very small portion of the mobile home park. Taylor and his wife are able to stay warm by using a generator. Salem building inspectors also have to sign off on the area. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Salem.))

[Carvins-Cove]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC-33:40]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]

Heavy rains this weekend helped to replenish Roanoke City's main water supply.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove;]

This morning's measurement of Carvins Cove put the water level less than a foot below full pond, at 98-percent capacity. Tomorrow's reading is expected to show Carvins Cove at maximum capacity. A little more than one year ago, the cove hit 22 feet below the spillway, sparking mandatory water restrictions for city residents that lasted throughout the spring, summer and fall.
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[Schools]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
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We do have a couple of school announcements to pass along for tomorrow.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS] Grayson County Schools WILL be open tomorrow for a snow make up day. In West Virginia, Greenbrier County Schools will be operating on a two hour delay. And Wythe County Schools are on a two hour delay.
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[Rke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC-19:35]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Fire damaged one unit of a motel in Roanoke County this evening.
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[VO-NAT - :20+]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

A fire at the Roanoke Motor Lodge on Williamson Road in Hollins broke out shortly after 9 o'clock tonight. Officials say a coffee table caught fire and quickly spread to two beds and the walls causing extensive damage to the unit. The tenant was able to get out of the unit, and nobody was injured. Fire officials say the cause is still under investigation.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]

A top Iraqi official say the U-N order to destroy a missile program is quote "under study". Chris Lawrence has more from Kuwait.
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[SOT 9:30 pkg]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Kuwait City; :00]
[SUPER=01-Hossam Mohamed Amin/Iraq's Chief Liason to U.N.; :21]
[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/Secretary of State; :55]
[SUPER=@lawrence1; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Jasim Boudai/Kuwaiti Newspaper Editor; 1:21]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Kuwait.]

((IRAQ TEST-FIRED ONE OF ITS ROCKET ENGINES TO PROVE ITS AL SAMOUD 2 MISSILE PROGRAM MEETS U.N. DEMANDS. BUT CHIEF WEAPONS INSPECTOR HANS BLIX WANTS THE PROJECT DISMANTLED -- AND THE MISSILES DESTROYED -- BECAUSE THEY GO BEYOND THE PERMITTED RANGE. A TOP BAGHDAD OFFICIAL WOULD ONLY SAY IRAQ'S STUDYING THE ISSUE.
(SOT: LT. GEN. HOSSAM MOHAMED AMIN/IRAQ'S CHIEF LIASON TO U.N.)

"We hope it will be resolved between both sides, peacefully, without the interference of others, especially the Americans and the British." THAT'S NOT LIKELY...AS THE U.S. AND BRITAIN GET READY TO PRESENT A NEW RESOLUTION TO THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL. IT WILL SIMPLY STATE IRAQ HAS FAILED TO DISARM -- THUS PAVING THE WAY FOR WAR SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL ARRIVED IN CHINA TO DRUM-UP SUPPORT FOR THE RESOLUTION. CHINA IS ONE OF FIVE SECURITY COUNCIL MEMBERS WITH VETO POWER -- AND AMONG THE MANY NATIONS WHO WANT TO GIVE THE INSPECTORS MORE TIME.
(SOT: COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE)

"The issue is not more time for inspections. The issue is disarmament. This issue is Iraq complying."
(STANDUP BRIDGE)

THE WHITE HOUSE IS PRESSING THE SECURITY COUNCIL TO REACH A DECISION SOON. THAT'S BECAUSE U.S. FORCES GATHERED HERE IN THE PERSIAN GULF SAY IF THEY'RE GOING TO ATTACK ... THEN NEED TO DO IT NOW ... BEFORE TEMPERATURES START TO SOAR. KUWAITI OBSERVERS SAY THE HOT WEATHER WILL MAKE FIGHTING TOUGH FOR SOLDIERS BUNDLED IN HEAVY PROTECTIVE GEAR.
(SOT: JASIM BOUDAI/KUWAITI NEWSPAPER EDITOR)

"If it goes beyond March, I won't say its impossible, but it will be very difficult to launch a war." BUT U.S. TROOPS SAY THEY'RE PREPARED FOR ... NO MATTER WHAT THE CONDITIONS. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT.))


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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

Up ahead on the newscast, the finger pointing continues over how a teenager received the wrong set of organs at the Duke University Hospital
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[VO-NAT]

and the death toll in Thursday's nightclub fire in Rhode Island continues to grow.
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[Transplant]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Medical examiners will find out what ultimately killed a teenager who survived a botched heart-lung transplant but died two days after receiving a second set of organs. An autopsy is planned for tomorrow. Meanwhile, the fallout continues at the Duke University Hospital. Mark Strassmann has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC; :07]
[SUPER=01-Dr. James Jaggers/Duke University Hospital Surgeon; :19]
[SUPER=01-Mack Mahoney/Family Supporter; :41]
[SUPER=01-Dr. William Fulkerson/Duke University Hospital CEO; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Arthur Caplan/Medical Ethicist; 1:28]
[SUPER=01-Mark Strassmann/CBS News; 1:37]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Durham, North Carolina]

((What lives, the day after Jesica Santillan died, is the debacle of her botched transplant at Duke University Hospital.
It was a blunder from Biology 101, at one of America's premiere medical facilities...
Her first set of heart and lungs was the wrong blood type.
(SOT) (Dr. James Jaggers - Duke University Hospital Surgeon)


"AS JESICA'S SURGEON, I TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THOSE ERRORS AND I TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ENTIRE TEAM."
But critics -- including Jesica's family -- claim the HOSPITAL itself took responsibility too slowly, and Jesica's condition never recovered.
Waiting TEN days before publicly owning up to the mistake.
(SOT) (Mack Mahoney - Family Supporter)


"THEY WERE TRYING TO KEEP FROM ADMITTING IT BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T WANT THEIR ARMOR TARNISHED. AND THEY DIDN'T WANT TO BE OUT ANY MONEY."
Mack Mahoney charges hospital officials tried to bully him to keep quiet, to stop posting Jesica's hospital photos on his web site.
At this media briefing, a Duke spokesman physically tried to shut Mahoney up.
(SOT) (Thursday, )


(Mack) "ANY MORE QUESTIONS?"
(Duke PR guy) "Mr.Mahoney will be available to all of you if you..."
(Mack) "DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS? I HAVE A MICROPHONE."
Mahoney stood his ground, as hospital officials stand theirs.
(SOT) (Dr. William Fulkerson - Duke University Hospital CEO)
(Friday, TC 13 04 51)


"EVERY STEP OF THE WAY WE'VE BEEN COMPLTELY OPEN AND HONEST WITH THE FAMILY."
Duke's hospital is now under a microscope.
(Arthur Caplan- Medical Ethicist) in the short run it hurts in terms of gift giving, it hurts in terms of fundraising,

it hurts just in terms of people saying is that where i want to go
(STANDUP) (Mark Strassmann Standup)


"A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE HOSPITAL SEEMS CERTAIN.
ONE LAWYER FOR JESICA'S FAMILY TOLD US TODAY, "DUKE IS AS ARROGANT AS HELL IS HOT."
MARK STRASSMANN CBS NEWS. DURHAM NORTH CAROLINA."))


[Club-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

The death toll in Thursday's nightclub fire in Rhode Island has risen to 97.
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[SOT 20:02:36]
[IN Q=After the fact]

((DON CARCIERI/RHODE ISLAND GOVERNOR; AFTER THE FACT, YESTERDAY MORNING, AFTER THE SITE HAD BEEN SECURED, HERE WAS SOME ADDITIONAL WORK THAT WENT ON AND ANOTHER BODY WAS RECOVERED.))
[SUPER=01-Gov. Don Carcieri/Rhode Island;]
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[OUT Q=body was recovered]
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[VO-NAT 15:08:57]
[SUPER=03-West Warwick, RI;]


Today family members of the victims were bused to the remains of the club. There they prayed and said good- bye to loved ones. Mourners have created a makeshift memorial out of cards, pictures and even an unopened can of Budweiser. Pyrotechnics used in the performance of a rock band sparked the fire. 42 of the 97 victims have been positively identified.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Still to come on News 7 at 11, plans get moving again for expanding an area highway,
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[VO-NAT]

and it's party time for these pooches. Some canines in Saint Louis celebrate Mardi Gras in style and for a good cause.
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[Commercial]

[FPL-Energy]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-53 TC-1:01:49]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A proposed power plant in Pittsylvania County has been turned off for now.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dry Fork/File Tape]


Florida Power and Light wanted to build a natural gas-fired power plant between Danville and Chatham.
The White Oak Energy Center would have been located on 128 acres of land off Dry Fork Road near the county landfill.

A spokesman for F-P-L says it has scrapped plans for the project because of a lack of need for natural gas.
The company says it may reconsider that decision if the market changes.
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[Warner-58]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC-28:33]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Governor Warner hopes to remove the road block on plans to expand Route 58.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.]


The 680 mile long project from Cumberland Gap to Norfolk was being built in segments.
But back in December, a review of V-DOT finances showed a 272-million dollar shortfall between what the state had planned to spend improving Route 58, and how much is needed.
That prompted the state to suspend all work on 58 that was not already underway.
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[SOT 19:39:33]
[IN Q=We're going to have]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO LOOK THOUGH TO MAKE UP THE FUNDING GAP FOR EXAMPLE THE PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP ACT OTHER KIND OF INNOVATIVE APPROACHES WHERE WE CAN FIND PERHAPS SECURE PRIVATE FINANCING TO FINISH ALL OF 58.))
[SUPER=@markwarner; ]
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[OUT Q=finish all of 58]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner went on to say that V-DOT's quote "sloppiness" led to the problem in the first place.
The governor has proposed reforms that would require every project over 120-million dollars to have a financial plan.
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[Pet-Parade]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A record number of people turned out today to honor man's best friend...
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[VO-NAT 15:59:55]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO; ]

It was all part of St. Louis's annual pet parade to raise money for the Open Door Animal Sanctuary-- a no-kill shelter just outside the city. A record 75- thousand people showed up along with more than five- thousand pets of all shapes and sizes dressed in traditional Mardi Gras costumes of purple, gold and green. The animals competed in such events as "Best Tail Wag" and "Best Pooch Smooch".
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-140 TC5524]
[GRAPHIC=UVA Hoops]


Virginia's post season hopes are fading fast. The Cavs played well enough to win tonight at Wake Forest, but the Deacs caught a couple breaks at the end of the game and stayed unbeaten at home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/Fox Sports Net; :00]


To Lawrence Joel Coliseum we go, where UVA shot 55 percent in the first half.
Todd Billet lit up the scoreboard for 25 points in the contest and the Hoos led 35-30 at the half.
But in the second half, Wake's Josh Howard went to work. Howard finished with 28 points to lead everybody.
Elton Brown played big for Virginia and it was a good thing. Travis Watson scored just three points.
[SUPER=33-Virginia/71/Wake Forest/75/;]

The game was tied late, when Justin Gray threw up a prayer for the Deacons that somehow found the basket. The Demon Deacs stay atop the ACC standings by handing the Cavs their fourth straight loss 75 to 71.
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-148 TC230]
[GRAPHIC=UVA Hoops]


While the men are in a downward spiral, the Virginia women are on the up and up after beating Florida State this afternoon for their 6th win in the past seven games.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Fox Sports Net; :00]


Florida State led Debbie Ryan's team by as many as nine in the first half.
But UVA rallied to end the half. LaTonya Blue makes the great pass to Brandi Teamer underneath for the bucket and FSU led by just two at the break.
In the second half Cherisse Graham spots up and drains the triple from the wing. Graham paced Virginia by scoring 20 points this afternoon.
[SUPER=33-Florida State/54/Virginia/63/;]

Safiya Grant-Fairley then knocked in another jumper and Virginia hit some free throws down the stretch to win it 63 to 54.
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[S-Maroons]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-145 TC3617]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


And then there were two in the ODAC Tournament. The last two standing are Randolph-Macon and Hampden-Sydney after today's semifinals at the Salem Civic Center. The Yellow Jackets and Tigers set the pace all year and today the two were clearly a step above the rest of the competition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Maroons vs. Yellow Jackets; :00]


Macon led Page Moir's Roanoke team by 16 at halftime in the first semifinal.
Robby Pridgen tried to shoot the Maroons back into it. Pridgen works for a hard earned bucket off the up and under. He scored 27 points for the Noke.
But Macon simply had too many weapons. The Jackets work the ball to Jamal Brunt and he bangs home the 3 ball, part of his 18 point afternoon.
[SUPER=33-Roanoke/62/Randolph-Macon/84/;]

Then check out the pretty backdoor cut by Tim Smith. Randolph-Macon advances to the title game over Roanoke 84 to 62.


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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Page Moir/Maroons Head Coach; :02]
[SUPER=01-Mike Rhoades/Yellow Jackets Head Coach; :14]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=think we did that."]
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[S-Tigers]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-142 TC3710]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


In Game Two this afternoon, Hampden-Sydney held up its end of the bargain by taking care of Virginia Wesleyan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Marlins vs. Tigers; :00]


Wesleyan wouldn't be intimidated in this one though.
Peter Warren works the baseline for the nice turnaround jumper to start the game.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Wesleyan/66/Hampden-Sydney/73/;]

But the Tigers then went inside to Lane Brooks for the lay-in. He finished with 15 points. Hampden-Sydney advances as the Tigers win 73 to 66.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tony Shaver/Tigers Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=drop of intensity level."]
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[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-134 TC10538]
[GRAPHIC=Dazzle]


The Roanoke Dazzle took aim at first place Fayetteville this afternoon, and came away with a 3 point win, ending the Patriots nine game NBDL winning streak.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Patriots vs. Dazzle; :00]


Mikki Moore and company looked prime for a solid stretch run.
We pick it up early in the first quarter when Moore misses the short jumper, but Cory Alexander bails out his buddy by scooping up the loose ball and putting in the stickback for two of his 21 points.
A little later, Moore does do some damage. He backs in, gives a little pump fake and then gets the hoop and the harm.
[SUPER=33-Fayetteville/75/Roanoke/78/;]


Jamal Robinson and Geoff Owens then play the two man game. The give and go works to perfection and Roanoke goes on to win its second game in as many days 78 to 75.
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Kurt Busch is a gambler from Las Vegas, the next stop on the Nascar circuit, but today at the Rock, he played poker with the wrong guy. Dale Jarrett made him pay in winning the Subway 400.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/Fox Sports; :00]


Dave Blaney started on the pole for the first time in his career today at Rockingham.
It didn't take long for the yellow to wave. Dale Earnhardt, Junior gave Jerry Nadeau a love tap sending the Army of one on a little thrill ride bringing out the day's 4th caution.
Later Jeff Gordon tangled with Junior, and this time, the 24 got the worst of it. Gordon did manage to keep his car off the wall, but he settled for a 15th place finish.
Kurt Busch led 150 of 393 laps, but the youngster got taken to school by D-J over the final few circuits. He made the final pass with just five to go and hung on to claim his 31st career victory, his second at Rockingham.
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[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=did the job."]
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[WIPE TO MOTION]
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[SUPER=X5013;]
[SUPER=0106-1. Dale Jarrett//2. Kurt Busch//3. Matt Kenseth//4. Ricky Craven//5. Jamie McMurray//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-6. Rusty Wallace//7. Mark Martin//8. Jimmie Johnson//9. Elliott Sadler//10. Dave Blaney//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-11. Ricky Rudd//12. Jeff Burton//13. Johnny Benson//14. Ryan Newman//15. Jeff Gordon//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-16. Bobby Labonte//17. Mike Skinner//18. Ward Burton//19. Michael Waltrip//20. Tony Stewart//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-21. Steve Park//22. Greg Biffle//23. Joe Nemechek//24. Ken Schrader//25. Kevin Harvick//;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=.....last driver."]
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