[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]

The founder of a local business delivers what he hopes will be another success, along with the gift of jobs, to Grayso
n County.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The results of an attempted U-Turn on the Interstate. It's amazing no one was killed.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Tonight on News 7 Sports - we'll check out the massive effort the Salem Rotary Club puts out to make the ODAC tournaments run smoothly. Regional hoops resume tonight.
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[VO-NAT]

And Brian Mitchell - the former Redskins' great is now ready to sign up with the New York Giants.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Passing showers by midweek and a strong warming trend in place as reading come close to 60 southside. Details just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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((I GUESS SHE DECIDED SHE WAS GOING THE WRONG DIRECTION FOR WHERE SHE WANTED TO GO. ))
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A woman attempting to make an illegal U-turn causes an accident on Interstate-81.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


State Police deal with injuries, damages and traffic back-ups.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[81-Accident]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC1:44:29]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-SHot]

The wreck happened just after 9:30 this morning near the point where 5-81 merges with Interstate-81.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Officials say a Roanoke resident was trying to reverse her direction of travel by turning around in the median. Instead she collided with two big rigs. [***81 ACCIDENT IN MONITOR]
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Pulpit;]

Rachel Cannon was there this morning and can tell us more about it. Keith and Shannon, Interstate 81 traffic is back to normal after some slow going earlier today.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

The tractor trailers were traveling together from Arkansas and heading to Pennsylvania to drop off cargo when the wreck happened. It appears the driver of the car was almost past the median but tried to make the U-turn anyway.
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[IN Q=Cora Williams']
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[SUPER=01-Danny Daggett/Tractor Trailer Driver; :19]
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[OUT Q=HAD NO CHOICE.]

(( Cora Williams' car was crushed from impact and pinned by the sheer mass of the tractor trailer. But despite the damage, according to State Police she is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of one of the tractor trailers says she cut in front of him in the left lane.
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[SOT 00:06:06]
[IN Q=the lady]

((DANNY DAGGETT/TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER; THE LADY DRIVING THE LITTLE CAR DECIDED SHE WAS GOING TO MAKE A U-TURN RIGHT HERE AND GO SOUTHBOUND, SHE PULLED OVER AND SLAMMED ON HER BRAKES RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME, I COULDN'T STOP.))
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His rig hit her car and in a chain reaction the trailer behind him tried to stop but couldn't.
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[SOT 00:06:45]
[IN Q=HE HIT]

((DANNY DAGGETT/TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER; HE HIT THE BACK OF MY TRUCK THE TRAILER AND WHEN IT DID IT BOUNCED THEM BACK AND SHE SWING AROUND. I WENT IN THE DITCH, SHE WENT IN THE DITCH AND TOOK HIM RIGHT INTO THE SIDE OF IT.))
[OUT Q=SIDE OF IT.]

The driver of the second rig was also treated for non life threatening injuries. While crews cleared the scene, for about two hours, traffic was reduced to one lane, causing a backup on the Interstate and 581. Danny Daggett, happy to be unharmed, watched from the sidelines.
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((SHE SLAMMED ON HER BRAKES AND I HAD NO CHOICE.))
[OUT Q=CHOICE].))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Newsroom Pod]

State Troopers would like to remind people that the median turnarounds are ONLY for authorized emergency vehicles. Officials say they don't see people breaking this law on a regular basis but when they do they get ticketed.
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Newsroom Pod]

Cora Williams, the driver of the car in this accident, is being charged with reckless driving.

[Missing-Child]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-51 TC1:51:50]
[GRAPHIC=Logan Bowman]


Authorities say they continue to search for little Logan Bowman, though they believe he may be dead.
Today a judge continued a preliminary hearing for his mother and her ex-boyfriend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co.;]


Cynthia Davis and her boyfriend Dennis Schemerhorn now face two child neglect charges in connection with the missing boy. Their attorneys say they need more time to review the latest charges. A judge set Davis' bond today at 100-thousand dollars. Schemerhorn's was set at 75-thousand. Logan Bowman has been missing since January Eighth.
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[New-Business]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-53 TC1:18:51]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]

A pharmaceuticals company is setting up shop in Grayson County, bringing new jobs to the area.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith/Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens joins us now with more. Keith, the company is called Harvest Pharmaceuticals.
[LIVE=Myranda /FULL]
[SUPER=@Myranda1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

As you said, it is a newly-formed company that will build its corporate office and warehouse in Independence.
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[****MYRANDA'S MIC HOT***]
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence;]

The three-point-three million dollar investment will create 30-new jobs over the next year and a half. And even though the company is new to the area, the faces behind it are NOT. Harvest Pharmaceuticals Chairman, Randal Kirk, actually started another company in Bland County almost 20-years ago, which has now become one of that area's largest employers.
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[SOT 59:59]
[IN Q=I CERTAINLY REMEMBERED]

((RANDAL KIRK/HARVEST PHARMACEUTICALS CHAIRMAN: I CERTAINLY REMEMBERED THAT THE WORKFORCE IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA HAS A NATURAL GIFT FOR VERY GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SO THAT REALLY LOOMED LARGE IN OUR DECISION TO LOCATE THE HARVEST CUSTOMER SERVICE AND DISTRIBUTION FACILITY HERE 2:00:16))
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[****MYRANDA'S MIC HOT****]
[VO-NAT]

Grayson County actually beat out Charlotte, North Carolina for the project--with help from folks like Congressman Rick Boucher and Governor Mark Warner. Governor Warner approved a 50-thousand dollar grant to assist with the project, which he hopes will reverse a downward trend in jobs.
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[IN Q=WE PARTICULARLY]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE PARTICULARY SEEN IN GRAYSON JOB LOSSES DUE TO PLANT CLOSINGS. LOCALITIES, NEIGHBORING LOCALITIES LOSING OVER 15-HUNDRED JOBS OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, MANY OF THOSE JOBS WERE GRAYSON COUNTY RESIDENTS 34:42))
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[LIVE=Myranda/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Harvest Pharmaceuticals says it plans to begin operations in July.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith/Microwave;]

And officials say they are confident more jobs will come as the company grows.

[VA-Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
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Tax time is in full swing, and more Virginians are filing on-line.
State officials say, so far this year, 30-percent more taxpayers are filing their state income tax returns electronically
More Virginians are getting refunds, too.
They're up almost four-percent from this time last year.

[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC39:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Members of Roanoke City council have added their voices to those who hope to preserve a south Roanoke landmark.


Today's vote will not affect development rights on the Fairacres property, but city council has recognized the home's historic and architectural significance.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JoeD /Newsroom Pod;]


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight with more on the resolution. Joe, what will this mean for the future of Fairacres?
[LIVE= Shannon /FULL Newsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]


Shannon, today's resolution is largely symbolic. It doesn't affect what the current or future owners can do with the property.
But members of the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation say they hope it will raise awareness of the home's significance and encourage current and prospective owners to make preservation a priority.
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[IN Q=Built in 1915]
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((Built in 1915 as a private home, the Fairacres estate on Avenham Avenue has served the Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs since the 60s.
But the council can afford it no longer, and must sell Fairacres to find a new location more appropriate to its current needs.
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[IN Q=I know there are people]

((I KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE WITH SIGNS AND BUMPER STICKERS THAT SAY SAVE FAIRACRES. THERE 'S A GOOD WAY TO SAVE IT, AN INTERESTED BUYER WHO IS WILLING TO PAY A FAIR PRICE AND PRESERVE THE PROPERTY.))
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Members of the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation fear the property will be developed in a way that would diminish its scenic and historic value, or perhaps even demolish the stately home.
They asked members of Roanoke City Council to endorse a resolution supporting its preservation.
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[IN Q=We weren't trying]

((WE WEREN'T TRYING TO INTERFERE WITH THE GARDEN CLUB COUNCIL. WE WERE JUST TRULY TRYING TO CLARIFY THAT IT IS A SIGNIFICANT PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE. THAT THE OWNERS AND SHOULD THE CITY BECOME INVOLVED AT SOME POINT WHETHER ITS ZONING OR SOME OTHER MATTER IN FUTURE NEIGHBORHOOD PLANS OR THINGS LIKE THAT THIS PROPERTY SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION, BECAUSE IT IS SIGNIFICANT.))
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[OUT Q=because it is significant.]))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Newsroom Pod]


There was disgreement over whether today's resolution from city council will enhance the value of the property, or make it that much harder for the council of garden clubs to find a buyer.
[DOUBLE BOXES= Shannon & JOeD/NEwsroom Pod;]


But shannon, the council may have an answer soon. Bids on the property are due at the end of the week.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Three anti-war protesters move into a local congressman's office.
That's still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And the civic center throws the switch on its new sign, but will it throw traffic for a loop?
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[Goodlatte]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC1:14:07]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Congressman Bob Goodlatte says Iraq would never have begun destroying missiles and warheads without pressure brought to bear by U-S troops poised on the border.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Photos showed missiles being put to the torch near Baghdad today.
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[V/O] Saddam Hussein appeared to be in a hurry to prove he's complying with U-N orders to disarm. He had already met a weekend deadline to begin destroying Al Samoud Two missiles.
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((WE WOULD NOT BE SEEING WEAPONS INSPECTORS IN IRAQ, AND WE WOULD CERTAINLY NOT BE SEEING THE DESTRUCTION OF THESE MISSILES THAT IS TAKING PLACE RIGHT NOW, BUT FOR THE FORCEFUL WAY THAT PRESIDENT HAS APPROACHED THIS PROBLEM AND THE SUPPORT THAT OUR CONGRESS HAS GIVEN HIM.))
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[VO-NAT]

[***KEITH ON CART***] At the same time, the Sixth District Republican said it's going to take greater compliance on Iraq's part to avoid war with the United States.
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((WE AS A NATION CAN MOVE TOWARD PEACEFUL RESOLUTION.)) Even as the Congressman was saying war with Iraq was not inevitable, three pacifist protesters had taken up residence in his Roanoke office. Goodlatte wasn't IN his office. He did meet briefly with the three Quakers and left them quietly praying on the fifth floor of the Sun Trust Bank Building. The Congressman had another appointment. [8:04:40] ((IT'S A RODENT REPUBLIC ON CAPITOL HILL.)) Goodlatte had agreed to read to the third graders at Wasena Elementary School on this "Read Across America" day.
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[IN Q=In this particular]

((IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE THIS GROUP CAME IN AND WANTED TO HAVE A DRAMATIC DEMONSTRATION OF THEIR FEELINGS, SO AT THE CONCLUSION OF I THOUGHT A VERY SERIOUS DISCUSSION, THEY PULLED OUT LITTLE AMPOULES OF BLOOD AND RUBBED IT IN THEIR HANDS.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Goodlatte]

Goodlatte said Americans should be prepared for further terrorist attacks either in retaliation for the apprehension of a key al Qaida leader or as something that was already in the works before yesterday's arrest of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in Pakistan.


[Kilgore]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=cpa]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC25:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some lawmakers say they can fight terrorism by not allowing illegal immigrants to get a Virginia drivers license.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Attorney-General Jerry Kilgore and Seventh District Congressman Eric Cantor today urged Governor Warner to sign two sets of bills passed this year by the General Assembly. Both deal with illegal immigrants.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 2002;]


One set of bills will prohibit illegal immigrants from obtaining a Virginia driver's license.
As for legal immigrants, the bills would not let their licenses remain valid beyond the expiration of their current legal status.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/September 2002;]


The other set of bills would also make the immigrants ineligible for in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A weaker-than-expected report on manufacturing took the wind out of Wall Street's sails. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 53 points.
NASDAQ lost 17.
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[Malvo-Trial]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC1:02:25]
[GRAPHIC=Lee Malvo]


Don't expect to see pictures from inside the trial of sniper suspect Lee Malvo.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


Today a Fairfax County judge banned still and television cameras from the trial.
The judge says cameras could prejudice Malvo's case in other jurisdictions.
The judge also refused to bar the death penalty if Malvo is convicted.
The Fairfax County trial is the first scheduled in the sniper killings.
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[Civic-Center]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC1:38:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Roanoke Civic Center is now advertising to tens of thousands of potential new patrons every day.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Civic Center today flipped the switch on its new 20-by-20 foot message board along Interstate 581. Members of the Civic Center Commission say they've been discussing the addition for more than a decade. But there had been some concern that the lights and changing message would distract traffic.
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[SOT 15:22:47-15:23:07]
[IN Q=It meets VDOT regulations...]

((VERN DANIELSEN/FORMER CHAIR/CIVIC CENTER COMMISSION: IT MEETS VDOT REGULATIONS THAT THE MESSAGE WON'T CHANGE MORE OFTEN THAN EVERY FOUR SECONDS. THAT TIME PERIOD IS DETERMINED BY THE LENGTH OF TIME THE SIGN IS IN VIEW BY SOMEONE DRIVING A THE AVERAGE SPEED FOR THE INTERSTATE.))
[SUPER=01-Vern Danielsen/Former Civic Center Commission Chair;]
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[OUT Q=average speed for the interstate.]
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[VO-NAT :10]

Danielsen says the sign will be used to advertise upcoming Civic Center events and to direct Civic Center traffic should the main parking lot become full.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Tonight on News 7 Sports - Brian Mitchell is now set to burn the Skins as a Giant. The ACC players of the week are linked to UVa in one way or another.
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[VO-NAT]

and we'll take a look at the driving force behind the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tounaments in Salem - the Salem Rotary Club.
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[S-Region]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=vhsl]

The regional basketball tournaments that were postponed last week are back on tonight with final four action. At Lord Botetourt high school a doubleheader is on tap in Region C. In the opener, George Wythe faces Galax at seven. The late game at 8:45 - pits the Radford Bobcats against the Parry McCluer Fighting Blues. In Region Three - the Salem Civic Center is hosting a doubleheader, as well. It's an all Blue Ridge affair in the opener as the two regular season champs Alleghany and Blacksburg meet in a 6:30 tip-off. About 15 minutes after that game ends, the Cave Spring Knights will square off against the Brookville Bees.

[S-ODAC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-144 2535TC]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


For most of the past 10 days the Salem Civic Center, or the house that Harveycutter built, has been the home to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's men's and women's post season tournaments.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/ODAC Championships; ;00]

Randolph-Macon won both the men's and women's titles as the Civic Center hosted 6 sessions of hoops, 14 different games, and attracted between 10 and 15 thousand fans. The tournament experience is joint venture that for the past 23 years would not have succeeded without the work of the Salem Rotary Club.
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[SUPER=01-Tom Fame/Salem Rotary Club President; :02]
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[OUT Q=...watching them."]
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The Rotary members supply interactive fan fun between games, and supply the prizes. The Rotary members also sell the tickets, the ads and put together a 144 page program.
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[IN Q=bite]
[SUPER=01-Jim McAden/Past ODAC Tournament Director; :06]
[SUPER=01-Susan Dunagan/Roanoke College Women's Head Coach; :25]
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[OUT Q=...can see them."]
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=odac]

The ODAC and the Rotary Club work off a four year agreement. They both plan to renew the current one.

[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6m]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-139 56:29]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]

Today, Virginia women's basketball super sophomore LaTonya Blue was named ACC player of the week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Blue scored 25 points in a 69-59 UVa win over seventh ranked North Carolina yesterday. The sophomore netted her second double-double of the season, recording 10 rebounds as well. Blue hit a career best four three pointers and dished out five assists.
[SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL;]


On the men's side, Florida State's Tim Pickett averaged 24 points and nine rebounds to go along with three steals to earn ACC player of the week honors. He registered 32 points and 11 rebounds against Virginia Saturday.
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[anchor=steve]
[graphic=radford]


Radford junior Amanda Neby (Nee-bee) claimed Big South Women's basketball player of the week honors. She averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds in two games for the Highlanders.

[S-MITCHELL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-143 3351tc]
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS]


One of the Redskins who should have never been allowed to leave DC, is set to burn the team again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA/Redskins Camps; :00]

34 year old Brian Mitchell, who played with the Redskins from 1990 through 1999 before he was released and signed by the Eagles - is now ready to cash is on free agency again. Mitchell is set to sign a four year deal with the New York Giants worth three and half million dollars. He also gets a half a million dollar signing bonus. He has over 22 thousand all-purpose yards in his 13 NFL seasons.
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[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-142 4323tc]
[GRAPHIC=nfl]


Another former Redskin turned Eagles also is turning elsewhere for the big bucks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

Linebacker Shawn Barber, who played at the University of Richmond, is close to signing a 7 year deal worth $30 million bucks to play linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs. Anything he does will be an improvement - the Chiefs had the worst defense in all of the NFL last season.
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