[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Coming up on NEWS 7 at six.
An early morning shooting leaves three people wounded and Danville police looking for a gunman.
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[VO-NAT]

And, damage from last weekend's flooding in Roanoke tops more than two and a half million dollars.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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Tonight in sports, racing from the Neavda desert, the UVA women close out the season with a bang,
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[VO-NAT]


and Duke can't weather the Red Storm in the Big Apple.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
[SS=None]


The one day warm-up is over and the cool down begins. Expect cooler temperatures and breezy conditions overnight, but plenty of sunshine tomorrow. I'll have your complete forecast coming up. [Video-Open]
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[WRITER=jus]
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[SOT 27:25]
[IN Q=I would say]

((TIM FLACK/PASTOR: I WOULD SAY TO ANYONE WHO THAT'S WATCHING NOW. WE ARE SO CLOSE TO THIS GOAL THAT DO SOME SOUL SEARCHING.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=soul searching]
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[VO-NAT]

Christians in the Roanoke Valley are relying on guidance from above to help a project get off the ground.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 6]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Jesus-Project]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-49 TC-2:01:29]
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[****ANCHOR TAG****] Some churches in the region have found they need to have a lot of faith. Nearly one hundred churches have gotten together to bring a worldwide project to the Roanoke Valley. But as Justin McLeod found out, the group is missing one key component.
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[SOT]
[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]
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[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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[OUT Q=God's timing]


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]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=jen]
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Three men were 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]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
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The Executive Director of the Virginia Horse Center in Rockbridge County has died.
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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. So far, no funeral arrangements have been announced.
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[Flood-Cost]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC-16:54]
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The price tag for last weekend's flood continues to rise.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


City officials in Roanoke now say more than two half million dollars of 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=6 PM]
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You can expect delays 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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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come on the newscast, layoffs hit a lingerie manufacturer in Patrick County.
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[VO-NAT]

and the Danville Fire Department is hoping that a program to give away smoke detectors doesn't fizzle away.
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[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
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State police say rain and fog may have been a factor in a deadly plane crash in Northern Virginia.
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[VO-NAT 19:14:10 sat feed]
[SUPER=03-Leesburg, VA/Yesterday; ]

Two people were killed when the plane crashed about six feet from a home in downtown Leesburg yesterday. A third person later died from his injuries. State police say there's evidence that the small plane was making its second approach to the airport after missing on its first try. The victims were all from Northern Virginia-- no one on the ground was injured.
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[US-Air]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=jen]
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U-S Airways may be able to terminate its pilots' pension before long.
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[TAKE 1000essC FS] That was the ruling from a bankruptcy judge yesterday - however the ruling is subject to the pending decision of an arbitrator looking into the matter. [TAKE 1001essC] The key issue is whether the union agreed to allow the airline to terminate the pension plan in a secret agreement reached in December. [TAKE 1002essC] In the agreement, management promised to begin a new, smaller plan if the old one was discontinued.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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The pension issue is the Arlington-based airline's last hurdle in its plan to emerge from bankruptcy by the end of the month.

[Lingerie-Layoffs]


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[WRITER=tha]
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A lingerie plant in Patrick County will be losing about 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.

[Smoke-Detectors]


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One area fire department is working to prevent a successful program from going up in smoke.
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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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[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come on the newscast, a Botetourt County man will be instrumental in rebuilding war ravaged parts of Afghanistan.
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[VO-NAT]

and they have portrayed the Civil War in print and with paint. Today two experts receive recognition for their work.
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[VA-Profile]


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A Botetourt County man has a role in rebuilding Afghanistan. Steve (ross-ee) Rossi in an engineer who owns construction and concrete companies. Now he's taking his skills overseas to help its citizens make a new start. Marya Jones has his story in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[IN Q=Far from his]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Rossi/Builder; :21]
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[OUT Q=MJN7, Roanoke.]


((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.))
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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. ))
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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.))

[Profile-Clarification]


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[WRITER=khu]
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A clarification now to a story we ran last week profiling "Bumper" Morgan. Court records show James Bumbry, the Second was convicted of "brandishing a firearm"- -that is: pointing it at Deputy Morgan. He was not charged with actually shooting at him. As far as we know, the gun was not fired.

[Generals-Art]


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[WRITER=eha]
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He provided key information for the movie "Gods and Generals" and now he has a key to the 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.
Today, the Virginia Tech professor signed books at Ewald Art and Frames in Roanoke.
City officials were also on hand to present Robertson with a key to the city.
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[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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[Sports tease]


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Coming up, racing from Vegas, Duke loses a heartbreaker at Saint John's, and
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[VO-NAT]


the UVA women close out the regular season against arch rival North Carolina on Senior Day at U-Hall.
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[S-Vegas]


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[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-147 TC3341]
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Just a few miles from the Vegas strip, the Winston Cup drivers gambled in today's UAW-Chrysler 400, and Roush Racing has usually had the hot hand at the track winning 2 of the five races there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/Fox Sports; :00]


Yellow was a popular color today. Driver patience on the other hand wasn't very popular.
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.
The caution waved again on the final lap as Sterling Marlin mixed it up with Jimmie Johnson. John Andretti just did slip by the mess. Johnson wound up eleventh, the last car on the lead lap.
Matt Kenseth was out front and he stayed there, taking the checkered flag for his 1st win of the season and the 7th of his career.
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[SUPER=01-Matt Kenseth/First Win of the Season; :11]
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[OUT Q=a big help."]
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[S-Duke]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-140 TC5814]
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The last time J-J Redick visited Madison Square Garden he made some memories by winning the MVP of the McDonald's All American Game. Today, J-J and his Duke teammates were back at the World's Most Famous arena to do battle with Saint John's, and they won't have fond memories of the trip.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Blue Devils vs. Red Storm; :00]


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. Somebody call the cops. Jones gets the steal and jami-jam at the other end, but he would foul out late.
Redick tallied 7 points for Duke in 34 minutes of action. The Devils led by 12 with 6 minutes to go.
But the Johnnies go on a 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 got the steal from Daniel Ewing and then got fouled at the other end with no time remaining.
[SUPER=33-Duke #5/71/Saint John's/72/;]

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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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-141 TC5755]
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The Virginia Women closed out the regular season this afternoon against UNC on senior day in Charlottesville, and the Cavs knocked off the Heels to finish the campaign by winning 10 of their last 13 games.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville, VA/ESPN2; :00]


To University Hall, where Debbie Ryan has had the troops playing well of late.
Sophomore LaTonya Blue was a show stopper today. 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 to lead UVA.
[SUPER=33-North Carolina #7/59/Virginia/69/;]

Cherisse Graham then works hard on the glass for the putback. Virginia pulls away to win it by a final of 69 to 59, gaining some momentum for this weekend's ACC Tournament.
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[S-Jones]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-142 TC4248]
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Just a few short months ago Roy Jones, Junior made it to the final cuts with the NBDL's Mobile Revelers. Last night, he made his debut in the heavyweight boxing ranks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/HBO-Don King Productions; :00]


Jones won a unanimous decision over John Ruiz, who outweighed Jones by 33 pounds. He is only the second light heavyweight boxer to move up in weight class and win the heavyweight crown. But Jones says that this was likely a one sho(------------) t deal. Jones landed 134 punches in the 12 round bout, and his career record now stands at 48 and 1.