[News-Heads]

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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

Keeping the faith-- that's what dozens of churches are doing as they try to get their message into mailboxes across the Roanoke Valley. V-DOT says be prepared for delays along portions of Itnerstate 81. And, a Blacksburg man is honored for his work with the movie "Gods and Generals".
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


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[VO-NAT]

Al-Qaida may have lost a key operative this weekend... But Taliban fugivites and allies say the organization is far from crippled.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Terror-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
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According to one Afghan rebel-- there are lots of people who can do the work of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. Mohammed is the alleged mastermind behind September eleventh-- arrested yesterday in Pakistan. As Terri Okita reports, officials say Mohammed's list of criminal activity goes far beyond nine-eleven.
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[SOT 9:30 pkg]
[IN Q=This is 37- year old ]
[SUPER=04-Associated Press Photo; :00]
[SUPER=03-Rawalpindi/Pakistan; :33]
[SUPER=01-Milton Bearden/Former CIA Analyst; :56]
[super=@okita1; 1:37]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington. ]

(((COURTESY: ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO) THIS IS 37-YEAR-OLD KHALID SHAIKH MOHAMMED IN A PHOTO TAKEN JUST AFTER HIS ARREST.
WITH NO BEARD, HE LOOKS TO BE A VERY DIFFERENT MAN THAN THE ONE PICTURED ON THE F-B-IS MOST WANTED LIST. BUT U-S AUTHORITIES ARE CERTAIN THEY HAVE THEIR MAN A MASTER OF DISGUISE WHOS ALLUDED CAPTURE ALMOST A DOZEN TIMES. HE'S OSAMA BIN LADENS OPERATIONS MANAGER NUMBER 3 IN COMMAND IN THE AL-QAEDA, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE MASTERMIND BEHIND THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS.
(SOT: Rep. Porter Goss/House Intelligence Committee Chairman)
(NO CG NEEDED IT ALREADY APPEARS ON ABC PROVIDED MATERIAL) This is a very huge event. This is the equivalent of the li

beration of Paris in the Second World War.
(LOCATION: Rawalpindi, Pakistan)

IT WAS AT THIS PAKISTANI HOME ON SATURDAY THAT U-S AND PAKISTANI AUTHORITIES FOUND AND ARRESTED MOHAMMED. THEY ALSO SEIZED COMPUTERS, DOCUMENTS, AND CELL PHONES WHICH HAVE ALREADY PROVED TO BE VERY VALUABLE. ONE SENIOR OFFICIAL TELLS C-B-S...THAT EVIDENCE PROVES "CONCLUSIVELY" THAT MOHAMMED 'HAS' BEEN IN CONTACT WITH BIN LADEN.
(SOT: Milton Bearden/Former CIA Analyst)

Bin Laden is a north star a metaphor for terrorism but this guy is the man that puts the thoughts on paper and gets people to do them. AND THE "LIST" OF WHAT HES GOTTEN PEOPLE TO DO IS EXTENSIVE. IN ADDITION TO THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS, MOHAMMED WAS INVOLVED IN THE 1998 U-S EMBASSY BOMBINGS IN EAST AFRICA ... WHERE 224 PEOPLE DIED, THE BOMBING OF THE U-S-S COLE IN YEMEN 3 YEARS AGO, AND THE KIDNAPPING AND MURDER OF WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTER DANIEL PEARL.
(nat up of al-Jazeera)

LAST YEAR, MOHAMMED TOLD A REPORTER FOR THE AL-JAZEERA ARAB NEWS NETWORK, HE WAS PROUD OF ALL HED ACCOMPLISHED ... AND HAD EVEN BIGGER THINGS IN MIND. NOW, AUTHORITIES HOPE HELL TELL THEM WHAT THOSE BIGGER THINGS ARE. STANDUP: So now, it's up to US interrogators to get Mohammed talking ... and quickly ... but it won't be easy. For security reasons, officials aren't disclosing where they've taken him. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

[Flood-Cost]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC-16:54]
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Last weekend's flood damage estimates continue to rise.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


City officials in Roanoke now say more than two and a half million dollars in damage was done to both public and private property.
State inspectors were in town Friday to asses the damage around Roanoke.
City leaders hope federal assistance will soon be on its way.
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[SOT 6:13]
[IN Q=We know that]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/CITY MANAGER: WE KNOW THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS ASKED FOR A FEDERAL DECLARATION AND WE WILL ALL BE WAITING ANXIOUSLY TO SEE IF THAT DECLARATION OCCURS. OBVIOUSLY, IF IT DOES THEN WE AND OTHER COMMUNITIES WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR SOME FEDERAL ASSISTANCE TO TRY TO DEAL WITH THAT 2.4 MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF DAMAGE.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/City Manager]
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[OUT Q=worth of damage]
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[VO-NAT]


Considerable damage happened at Victory Stadium, some city parks, and to a number of city vehicles and other equipment.
Burcham says the city will have to prioritize funds if the city fails to receive any federal assistance.
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[Potholes]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC-1:01:17]
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More construction work will be performed this week on portions of Interstate 81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Beginning Monday, V-DOT crews will be working in 24 hour shifts to repair potholes on the Interstate.
They'll be concentrating their efforts between Botetourt and Roanoke County.
V-DOT estimates there are hundreds of potholes in that stretch of the Interstate.
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[SOT 13:56:54]
[IN Q=We're going to need]

((LAURA BULLOCK/V-DOT SPOKESPERSON: WE'RE GOING TO NEED PEOPLE TO REALLY PAY ATTENTION AND BE PATIENT. THERE ARE GOING TO BE DELAYS ON INTERSTATE 81 NEXT WEEK. IT WILL TAKE A LANE CLOSURE, WE'LL NEED TO HAVE A LANE CLOSED WHILE WE'RE OUT THERE PATCHING THE POTHOLES BUT IT IS A MOVING OPERATION.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson]
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[OUT Q=moving operation]
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[VO-NAT]


Bullock says the harsh winter means V-DOT is having to fix potholes much earlier than usual.
The state typically spends 11-million dollars a year statewide on pothole repair.
But V-DOT expects to easily surpass that because of this year's rough winter.
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[Jesus-Project]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[****ANCHOR TAG****] It's a project that's raised eyebrows, and missed deadlines. Nearly one hundred churches have gotten together to send everyone in the Roanoke Valley a copy of a video detailing the life of Jesus. But as Justin McLeod reports-- the project is in need of financial help.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tim Flack/Pastor; :13]
[SUPER=04-Warner Bros.; :22]
[SUPER=01-Clyde Snavely/Jesus Video Project; :33]
[SUPER=@justin1; :59]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Glen Pearce/Cave Spring Baptist Church; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OPEN AT 7:26))
On any given Sunday many here in the Roanoke Valley crowd into pews to hear the gospel.
It is those who don't some churches want to reach.
[SOT 22:39]
[IN Q=We can reach a]

((TIM FLACK/PASTOR: WE CAN REACH A HUNDRED THOUSAND HOMES WITH THE GOSPEL WHICH WE COULD NOT DO IF WE STAYED BEHIND OUR CHURCH WALLS.))
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[OUT Q=our church walls]


They plan to do it through the Jesus Video Project. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF THE MOVIE))
It is a movie that tells the life of Jesus according to the gospel of Luke.
The goal is to mail one of these videos to every home in the Roanoke Valley.
[SOT 19:53]
[IN Q=It's a way]

((CLYDE SNAVELY/JESUS VIDEO PROJECT: IT'S A WAY THAT THE PEOPLE DON'T FEEL INHIBITIVE BY IT BECAUSE IT'S IN THE PRIVACY OF THEIR HOME. THEY HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF WATCHING IT OR NOT WATCHING IT.))
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[OUT Q=watching it]

((NAT SOUND OF CHURCH SERVICE))
The project here locally is run by several churches and therefore is not tied to any specific religion.
To make the plan a reality, the group needs to come up with 300-thousand dollars to send out 100-thousand Jesus Videos.
[SOT 14:57]
[IN Q=Organizers of the Jesus]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: ORGANIZERS OF THE JESUS VIDEO PROJECT HAD FIRST HOPED TO GET THIS VIDEO OUT THROUGHOUT THE ROANOKE VALLEY BY SEPTEMBER 11TH. BUT A LACK OF FUNDS FORCED THEM TO PUSH THAT DATE BACK TO EASTER. BUT IT APPEARS NOW THEY WILL ALSO MISS THAT GOAL.))
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[OUT Q=miss that goal]

((NAT SOUND OF MOVIE))
The hope now is to send the video out by the Franklin Graham Crusade in early May.
But another seventeen thousand dollars still needs to be raised.
[SOT 3:12]
[IN Q=It was our hope]

((REV. GLEN PEARCE/CAVE SPRING BAPTIST CHURCH: IT WAS OUR HOPE THAT IT WOULD TAKE A LOT SOONER BUT ALSO WE HAVE TO KNOW IT'S GOD'S TIMING.))
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It's a timing that has come many times before.
More than 4 billion of these videos have already been sent out worldwide.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
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[TAKE PHONE # FS]


If you would like to make a donation or learn more about the Jesus Video Project you can call 312-6736
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[Danville Shooting]


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[WRITER=jen]
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Three men are in stable condition after being shot inside a Danville home this morning. Police say around three o'clock, someone fired several shots into a house on Ross Street - hitting 18 year old Tamik (Tuh-meek) Johnson in the chest, 26-year old John Tarpley in the groin and back and 29 year old David Pitts in the leg.

Officials tell us all three men are in stable condition at Danville Regional Medical Center. Police say they do not know how many shots were fired, or why.


[Reel-Obit]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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The Executive Director of the Virginia Horse Center in Rockbridge County died yesterday evening.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1998; ]

Robert Reel, seen here in an interview from 1998, died unexpectedly yesterday at the Horse Center. Reel had served as its executive director since June of 1986, assuming his duties just months prior to the groundbreaking of the facility. Reel was 57 years old. Funeral services have been scheduled for Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at the Lexington Presbyterian Church.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Still ahead on the newscast, yet another person has died following that nightclub fire in Rhode Island.
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[VO-NAT]

and rescuers search for a cause at the scene of a plane crash that killed five people in North Carolina.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, folks. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports. Coming up later, Matt Kenseth plays all the right cards in Vega
s. Duke gives one away at the Garden, while the Terps capture #500 for Gary Williams. The Uva Women keep on rolling,

and Tiger Woods is a cool million dollars richer--We'll get our kicks in sports on the way in just a few.))

[Sugar-Intake]


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[WRITER=jwi]
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Up to now few experts have recommended a specific limit on sugar intake. But now they're saying people should get no more than ten percent of their daily calories from sugar. Now that means added sugar, not sugars already present in honey, syrups and fruit juices. It's all in an effort to decrease the number of obesity- linked diseases around the world. A panel of 30 international experts compiled the report.

[NC-Plane]


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[WRITER=tha]
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A small plane that crashed last night has taken the lives of five people.... including the son of a former North Carolina lawmaker.
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[VO-NAT 17:40:34]
[SUPER=03-Surry Co., NC;]

Former state senator Oscar Harris says his son, daughter-n-law and two young grandchildren were killed when the small plane went down in Surry County, North Carolina. An unidentified family friend was also killed in the crash.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=I WAS ]
[SUPER=01-James Lawson/Lives Near Crash Site; ]

((JAMES LAWSON: I WAS WATCHING TV AND THE OLD LADY SAID IT SOUNDED LIKE A PLANE AND TO ME IT SOUNDED LIKE A TUB OF WATER FALLING OFF THE END OF THE PORCH, A BIG THUMP. REPORTER SPEAKS: SO IT DIDN'T SOUND LIKE AN EXPLOSION. JAMES: NO, UH HUH. ))
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[OUT Q=NO, UH HUH. ]
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[VO-NAT]

The plane was flying from the Surry County-Mount Airy Airport to Elizabethtown.
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[Club-Fire]


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[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=net]
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Another person has died as a result of that nightclub fire in Rhode Island last month. Today, throughout the state church bells chimed once for each of the 98 people killed in the blaze.
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[VO-NAT 19:10:42]
[SUPER=03-Brookfield, OH;]

Meanwhile, a funeral service was held for Great White guitarist Ty Longley who also perished in the fire. Longley's father organized a memorial near his home in Ohio where he handed out ribbons that said "Rock on Ty". Longley's guitar teacher and other friends took part in a "jam session" at the site of the memorial.
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[SOT 17:21:39]
[IN Q=What a sweet, sweet]

((MARY KAY LONGLEY/TY'S COUSIN: WHAT A SWEET, SWEET, PERSON. GROWING UP HE WAS ALWAYS SWEET, KIND AND BACK FLIPS ALL THE TIME, STANDING ON HIS HEAD AND HE LOVED THE APPLAUSE.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Kay Longley/Ty's Cousin]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=he loved the applause]
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[VO-NAT]

Ty Longley was 31- years- old.
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[Smoke-Detectors]


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[WRITER=jus]
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One area fire department is trying to save a program designed to keep families safe.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/April 2002]


Since 1999, the Danville Fire Department has installed more than four thousand smoke detectors in homes across the city.
But now the supply is running out and the city has fewer than 100 detectors left.
The department is hoping a civic organization will help raise the 9-thousand dollars needed every year to install a thousand smoke detectors.
Fire Chief B.G Lewis estimates that more than 50-percent of the homes in Danville do not have a working smoke detector.
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[Lingerie-Layoffs]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
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A Patrick County lingerie plant is laying off 40- of its 320- employees. Officials at Sara Lee Intimate Apparel products in Woolwine say the workers will be laid- off within the next month.
Company officials blame excess capacity in the plant along with continued sluggishness in retail sales across the country.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on the newscast, we'll meet a man who is heading to Afghanistan to help people there make a new start.
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[VO-NAT]

and some folks in Italy proved that a battle can be a-peel-ing. We'll have the juicy details in just a bit.
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[Commercial]

[Generals-Art]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=eha]
[TAPE#=03-10 TC-6:55]
[GRAPHIC=none]

He was instrumental in providing historical accuracy for the movie "Gods and Generals".. Today-- he was recognized by Roanoke City.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]


Bud Robertson Junior wrote the book "Gods and Generals", which is a companion to the major motion picture.
Earlier today, the Virginia Tech professor signed books at Ewald (E-wald) Art and Frames in Roanoke.
City officials were also on hand to present Robertson with a key to the city.
(//////////SOT////////)
[SOT:52:25:11]
[IN Q=I've had a ]

((DR. JAMES I. ROBERSTON, JR./AUTHOR: I'VE HAD A LIFELONG INTEREST IN THE CIVIL WAR AND I'M A NATIVE OF DANVILLE AND I'VE BEEN A LIFELONG STUDENT OF JACKSON AND IN 1997 I COMPLETED A SEVEN YEAR VENTURE OF A HUGE BOOK ON STONEWALL JACKSON THAT BECAME THE BASIS FOR THE JACKSON CHARACTER IN THE MOVIE AND THE BOOK THAT MORT AND I DID IS THE COMPANION VOLUME TO THE MOVIE SO IT ALL WAS SORT OF A NATURAL SEQUENCE.))
[SUPER=01-James I. Robertson, Jr./Author; :10]
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[OUT Q=a natural sequence]
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[VO-NAT]


Mort (KOONTZ-ler) Kuntsler provided the paintings for Roberston's book.
He also was an art consultant for the movie.
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[SOT: 51:19:10]
[IN Q= My participation in]

((MORT KUNTSLER/ARTIST: MY PARTICIPATION IN THE MAKING OF GODS AND GENERALS WAS REALLY TO CREATE THIS BOOK, BUT IT WAS A MUTUAL BENEFIT SOCIETY SO TO SPEAK BECAUSE A LOT OF THE SCENES IN THE MOVIE ARE BASED ON PREVIOUS PAINTINGS THAT I HAD DONE LONG BEFORE THE FILM AND BY THE SAME TOKEN MANY OF THE PAINTINGS IN MY BOOK GODS AND GENERALS ARE BASED ON SCENES IN THE MOVIE.))
[SUPER=01-Mort Kuntsler/Artist]
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[OUT Q=scenes in the movie]
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[vo-nat]
Kunstler (KOONTZ-ler) also received a gift from the city.
Today was proclaimed "Mort Kunstler Day" in the city of Roanoke.
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[VA-Profile]


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[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=Va. Profile 6 51:54]
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Steve (ross-ee) Rossi is an engineer from Botetourt County who owns construction and concrete companies. Now he's taking his skills overseas to help citizens there make a new start. Marya Jones has more in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Far from his]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Rossi/Builder; :21]
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((Far from his Southeast Roanoke concrete plant, Steve Rossi has his work cut out for him.
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[SOT 48:59]

((NATS of Rossi showing bombed out apartment photo: PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN HERE. THAT'S WHAT'S LEFT.))
[RUNS= :03]


The civil engineer hopes to rebuild water systems and sewers in Afghanistan, where millions of people are living without them.
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[SOT 3:16 ]

(( IT WAS PROBABLY 10 TIMES WORSE THAN WHAT I THOUGHT. IT'S LIKE A MAD MAX MOVIE. CAN YOU IMAGINE A CITY... A HUGE CITY -- THREE AND A HALF MILLION PEOPLE -- YOU CAN'T FIND A BUILDING WITH A ROOF ON IT.))
[RUNS= :14]


Rossi traveled to Afghanistan in the fall ... and made a presentation to its government on how to start rebuilding.
He delivered part of his four-hour speech in the Afghan language of Dari.
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[SOT 31:38]

(( I WROTE IT OUT PHONETICALLY BECAUSE I COULDN'T REMEMBER ALL THOSE WORDS. ))
[RUNS= :04]


The government was so impressed with his ideas, it gave him a factory where he can start producing concrete to rebuild sewer and water systems.
But it may take several months before he can get things running.
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[SOT 20:22]

(( I THINK AFGHANISTAN IS A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY. MY BIGGEST FEAR IS THAT WE FREED THE COUNTRY AND WE'RE OVER THERE AND DON'T DO SOMETHING AND DO SOMETHING FAST. ))
[RUNS= :12]


Rossi spent only two weeks in Afghanistan, but he says he says the pro-American sentiment there made a lasting impression.
So did a disabled beggar boy to whom he gave roughly 200 U-S dollars.
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[SOT 28:28]

((10 MILLION AFGHANI DOLLARS... YOU CAN PROBABLY BUY A HOUSE, IT'S 5 YEARS INCOME TO AN AVERAGE AFGHAN. SO AT LEAST I HELPED ONE POOR BOY. ))
[RUNS= :15]


It will be a lot harder to help improve conditions for millions of other Afghans ... but Rossi says he's going to try.
Marya Jones, News-7, Roanoke.))

[Orange-Fight]


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


A historic city in Italy was littered with the remains of battle today.
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[VO-NAT 15:24:57, 31 + pad ]
[SUPER=03-Ivrea, Italy;]

The battle of the oranges that is. Soldiers formed teams and dressed in brightly colored costumes. Those on foot used thousands of oranges to pummel others standing on the backs of horse- drawn carts. People in the carts then threw the oranges back and once someone on foot was hit they had to step away. The horses are specially trained to handle rowdy crowds, but handlers still worked full- time to restrain the nervous animals. This year participants pelted each other with almost FOUR TONS of oranges... each person has to pay for their own fruit.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
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Tonight in sports, Matt Kenseth hits the jackpot in Vegas, the Uva Women enter the ACC tournament on a roll, and Tiger Woods wins the World Match Play event, but first in tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]


The Redskins were busy on this third day of free agency. Today the Skins picked up former Bills quarterback Rob Johnson. Johnson, who got a Super Bowl ring with Tampa Bay this season will back up Patrick Ramsey.
Washington also signed kicker John Hall this afternoon. Hall has played all 6 of his NFL seasons with the Jets.
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[go to scores] [go to break]
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[SUPER=0098-/Duke #5/71/j/Saint John's/72///j/Maryland #14/68//N.C. State/65///;]
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[SUPER=0103-j/Colorado/5//Chicago/4////Pittsburgh/1/j/Dallas/3///;]
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[OUTCUE=last score."]

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[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-147 TC3341]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


Roush Racing won its 4th race in 6 tries at Las Vegas Motor Speedway yesterday. Matt Kenseth who led the circuit with 5 victories a year ago, cashed in his chips leading 88 of the final 96 laps for the win.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/Fox Sports; :00]


Yellow was a popular color on the day. Driver patience on the other hand wasn't very common.
At lap 133, Steve Park gets held up by Kenny Wallace and puts Dale Jarrett and the 88 machine into the wall. Last week's winner was obviously wondering what that was all about.
Just a few laps later, Mike Skinner triggers a huge multi-car pileup getting into Rusty Wallace. Jeff Gordon was also collected in the mess of smoke and twisted sheet metal.
Matt Kenseth beat Dale, Junior out of the pits late and held on to take the checkered flag for his 1st win of the season and the 7th of his career. As Kenseth crossed the stripe, Sterling Marlin and Jimmie Johnson mixed it up in the last turn battling for 8th. Johnson got the worst of it ending up 11th, but Matt Kenseth was the man of the hour.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Matt Kenseth/First Win of the Season; :11]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt, Junior/Finished 2nd; :25]
[RUNS=:33]
[OUT Q=the whole team."]
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[SUPER=0106-16. Terry Labonte//17. Jimmy Spencer//18. Ricky Rudd//19. John Andretti//20. Todd Bodine//;]
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[SUPER=0106-21. Jeremy Mayfield//22. Jerry Nadeau//23. Robby Gordon//24. Tony Raines//25. Ward Burton//;]
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The ACC Tournament is less than two weeks away. Yesterday, Duke stepped outside the league to square off with Saint John's in the Big Apple. And there was plenty of madness on this second day of March.
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Things started well enough for Coach 'K' 's crew against Mike Jarvis.
Dahntay Jones scored 23 points for the Dukies this afternoon in his homecoming. It looks like jelly, but it tastes like jam.
J-J Redick tallied 7 points for Duke in 34 minutes of action, including this three midway thru the second half. The Devils led by 12 with 6 minutes to go.
But the Johnnies go on a late run. Marcus Hatten spins and pulls the trigger from long range.
The game was tied with time winding down when Hatten came up with the play of the day. He ripped the rock from Daniel Ewing and then got fouled at the other end with no time remaining.
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The senior then calmly sank his 29th point of the day, shocking Duke 72 to 71. The Red Storm scored the game's final 12 points to win it.
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Elsewhere in the ACC, Maryland kept its conference title hopes alive and gave Gary Williams his 500th career coaching victory thanks to this. Drew Nicholas sticks the three pointer with just 1.5 seconds left. The Terps won it 68 to 65.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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It's been a long week for Georgia Coach Jim Harrick with alleged recruiting violations. Today it got a little longer. Kentucky beat the Bulldogs 74 to 66 for their 18th straight win.
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And in the Steel City, the Pittsburgh Panthers won their 21st straight home game by beating Connecticut 71 to 67. Julius Page scored 11 consecutive points in the second half to fuel the victory.
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[S-UVA]


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The Virginia Women won their 5th straight ACC game and their 8th in the last ten, beating number 7 North Carolina in the regular season finale in Charlottesville.
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To University Hall, where Debbie Ryan has had the troops playing well of late.
Sophomore LaTonya Blue carried the Cavs on senior day. First she buries the trey from the left wing.
Then a little later, Blue plays the defense. The quick hands for the steal, and the conversion at the other end. Blue scored 25 points and grabbed ten rebounds to lead UVA.
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Cherisse Graham then works hard on the glass for the putback. She finished with 14 and Virginia pulled away to win it by a final of 69 to 59, gaining some momentum for this weekend's ACC Tournament.
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Tiger Woods had no equal at this weekend's World Match Play Championship. Today, Woods captured the title and just over a million dollars by beating David Toms 2 and 1.
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Tiger threatened to run away and hide, taking a 5 hole lead after the 19th of 36 holes.
But Toms rallied and narrowed the gap. Check out the birdie putt from about 40 feet away. It goes right in the jar. Toms had cut the deficit to just one hole.
Woods then showed why he's the best player in the world. The nice approach gets to within a couple of feet. Tige(------------) r becomes the first player to win all four World Golf Championship events.