[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Bo Trumbo bows out. The Senator from Fincastle explains his decision and we'll consider what his exit from the
Senate means for the region.
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[VO-NAT :05]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And, suspicious activities land two brothers passing through Roanoke in jail.
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 Sports - tournament hoop action rolls on tonight. We'll check in with the Express in Roundhouse WrapUp, see the softer side of Bill Elliott -
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[VO-NAT]

And Marshall head coach Bob Pruitt grabs a former Friday Football Extra star to help coach his defense.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


There's a feeling of spring in the air with warmer temperatures tomorrow. Can it last? We'll check the forecast in a moment.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[WRITER=dse]
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[SOT 00:08:46]
[IN Q=there's nothing]

((THERE'S NOTHING FOR US TO BE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT TODAY IN ROANOKE THEN ANY OTHER PLACE IN THE COUNTRY.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=IN THE COUNTRY]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Two Egyptian men arrested in Roanoke will face document fraud charges in Richmond.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Authorities were tipped off when one of the men was caught taking pictures of hydroelectric dam.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Elsakaan]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC37:18]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Taking pictures of sensitive sites and obtaining false identification are red flags for the F-B-I ever since September 11th.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Ahmed Muhammed (El-sa-kahn) Elsakaan and his brother, Hatem Elsakaan were arrested last night in Roanoke after an all points bulletin was put out. Today, they made an initial appearance in Federal Court.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Newsroom Pod;]

Rachel Cannon was there and joins us with the latest, Rachel?
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Newsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

Keith and Shannon, late this afternoon in a short hearing the two men waived their rights to an attorney and any further hearings in Western Virginia. Officials say they will be put in the custody of Federal Marshalls and sent to Richmond for additional court proceedings.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=COURT DOCUMENTS]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape; :10]
[SUPER=01-David Burch, Jr./FBI Agent; :15]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :27]
[SUPER=03-Near Knoxville, TN; :53]
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[OUT Q=FURTHER PROCEEDINGS]

(( Court documents released today say that Ahmed Muhammed (El-sa-kahn) Elsakaan and his brother, Hatem Elsakaan tried to obtain a Virginia Identification card and Driver's License in Richmond by listing a false address.
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[SOT 00:02:30]
[IN Q=taht's not]

((DAVID BURCH JR./FBI AGENT; THAT'S NOT TO SAY THAT EVERY CASE THAT WE MAKE EVERY ARREST WE MAKE FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS IS CONNECTED TO TERRORISM, I DON'T STAND HERE TELLING YOU THERE IS A LINK THERE IS A CONNECTION.))
[OUT Q=CONNECTION.]

In this case, the pair's link to Roanoke appears only to be a be a bus trip. Burch says an investigation led them to believe the brothers would be traveling on a bus that was passing through Roanoke. They were arrested Monday night.
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[SOT 00:08:53]
[IN Q=this group]

((THIS GROUP AS I CONFIRM FOR YOU WAS MERELY PASSING THROUGH RIDING A BUS WHEN WE ARRESTED THEM IN ROANOKE I'M SURE THEY HAD NO IDEA WHERE ROANOKE WAS AND WILL REMEMBER ROANOKE NOW.)) [RUNS:13]
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[SOT 00:08:46]
[IN Q=there's nothing]

((THERE'S NOTHING FOR US TO BE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT TODAY IN ROANOKE THEN ANY OTHER PLACE IN THE COUNTRY.))
[OUT Q=COUNTY]

One place taking particular interest is Tennessee. Ahmed (El-sah-kahn) Elsakaan caught the attention of authorities there Sunday morning while taking pictures of a a hydro-electric dam. After the suspicious activity, an all-points bulletin was issued for the photographer and his brother. But right now, the brothers are just facing fraud charges stemming from the false information given to a DMV in Richmond.))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Newsroom Pod]

Another new development today is the detainment of a third man. Officials say Abou Saleh is in I-N-S custody for possible immigration violations.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Newsroom Pod;]

Keith and Shannon, he has not been charged with anything at this time. But Agent Burch says he is believed to be an associate and friend of the two brothers.

[Soering-Appeal]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC1:03:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Convicted killer Jens Soering's latest legal appeal has been shot down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Soering is serving two life terms for the 1985 murders of his girlfriend's parents, Derek and Nancy Haysom, in their Bedford County home.
He appealed his conviction, claiming trial judge William Sweeney should have recused himself from the case because he knew the victims' family.
Soering's claim had already been rejected at every judicial level from the Virginia Court of Appeals to the U-S Supreme Court.
His latest try was referred to Judge J. Samuel Johnston in Campbell County.
Johnston ruled today that Soering's appeal was completely without merit and that his original petition was a -quote-"scathing attack on Judge Sweeney's fairness and integrity".
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[Missing-Child]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Logan Bowman]


A North Carolina nurse now faces criminal charges for misleading authorities in the Logan Bowman case. Gail McKinney was arrested last month, after she told police she gave Logan a flu shot at an armory in Elkin. Authorities say McKinney made up the story. They charged her with knowingly giving false information to police. Meanwhile, the Grayson County Sheriff's office says it will conduct another extensive search this weekend. Logan's been missing since early January.

[Ntelos]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Telephone company Ntelos (en-TELL'-ohs) filed for bankruptcy protection today.
Officials of the Waynesboro-based company say the bankruptcy filing is part of a plan to restructure and reduce debt.
The company says it will continue operations while reorganizing.
At the news, Ntelos stock fell to just seven cents a share.

[Trumbo]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC1:46:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


State Senator Bo Trumbo has added his name to the list of lawmakers who won't be returning to Richmond early next year.
Today, the Fincastle Republican confirmed that he will not run for re-election in November. [***TRUMBO GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JoeD /Pulpit;]


Joe Dashiell spoke with him this morning. Joe why is he stepping away from the State Senate?
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]


Shannon, Trumbo says he loves his work in the General Assembly, and believes he has done a good job,
But he says concerns about his health have forced him to take a hard look at his political future.
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[SUPER=@Trumbo; :00]
[SUPER=@markwarner; :33]
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[OUT Q=we're going to miss them.]
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[IN Q=It's a tough decision]

((IT'S A TOUGH DECISION, BUT I THINK IT'S THE RIGHT ONE FOR ME AT THIS POINT.))
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[OUT Q=at this point.]


Since he was diagnosed with diabetes, Bo Trumbo says he has been forced to focus on his health.
[SOT 02:19:39]
[IN Q=My father passed on]

(( FATHER PASSED ON AT AGE 60 WITH DIABETES COMPLICATIONS. MY MOTHER PASSED WITHIN THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS AT AGE 70, AND SO LONGEVITY IS NOT EXACTLY ONE OF OUR TRAITS, SO I FELT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO MAKE THAT DECISION.))
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[OUT Q=to make that decision.]


That decision was noted today at the State Capitol.
[SOT]
[IN Q=When he came to Richmond]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: HE WILL BE MISSED BY MEMBERS OF BOTH PARTIES. HE WAS ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO FORGED COMPROMISE ON VERY DIFFICULT ISSUES.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=very difficult issues.]


And in western Virginia, where he will join veteran Delegates Vic Thomas and Chip Woodrum in retirement.
[SOT 47:59]
[IN Q=That's a combined total]

((THAT'S A COMBINED TOTAL OF 68 YEARS IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. THATY';S THE KIND OF EXPERIENCE YOU JUST CAN'T PICK UP OVERNIGHT. THE EXPERIENCE THAT DENATOR TRUMBO AND OF COURSE DELEGATE WOODRUM AND DELEGATE THOMAS HAVE AMASSED OVER THE YEARS HAS BEEN INVAULABLE TO OUR REGION AND THIS PART OF THES TATE AND WE'RE GOING TO MISS THEM.))
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[OUT Q=we're going to miss them.]))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Pulpit]


That may be an understatement given the earlier retirement of Delegate Dick Cranwell, and the loss of Madison Marye's Senate seat to northern Virginia.
Now we can add another seat to what promises to be a wide -open election season in western Virginia.
Joe Dashiell News 7

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


Water will soon be flowing in the New River Valley.
We'll explain when News 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus a driver says she couldn't stop in time... neither could the train.
The latest on the collision in Salem.
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[Train-Ax]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC26:35]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A train and a car collided at a crossing in Salem this afternoon.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The accident at Mill Lane injured the driver, a 44-year-old woman from Roanoke.
She told police that she failed to see the gate coming down, tried to stop in time, but ended up in the railbed.
The train crashed into the left side of her car.
Authorities says she was alert and in stable condition on her way to Carilion Roanoke Memorial.
They have yet to release her name.
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[Elliston-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC1:40:16]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A Floyd County man is in the hospital, after his truck ran into a building.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shawsville;]

It happened just after eleven this morning on Route-Eleven in Shawsville. Police say 81-year-old Hugh (Duh-lay-nee) Dulaney was alone in the truck, when he lost control and ran into an old bus garage. At last report, he was in the emergency room at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Officials say Dulaney suffers from a health condition that may have contributed to the accident.
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[Davis]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-51 TC1:52:46]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]

The United States may be reaching a point where it'll be politically impossible to wage war with Iraq. Military analyst Dale Davis says unilateral action could be extremely damaging to U-S interests.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It seems as]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Dale Davis/VMI Dir. of International Programs; :00]
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[OUT Q=BUT ALSO FOR KUWAIT]

(([@11:45] ((IT SEEMS AS IRAQ INCREMENTALLY MOVES TOWARD DISARMAMENT, AMERICA'S CASE BEFORE THE UNITED NATIONS FOR A SECOND RESOLUTION IS WEAKENED.)) [RUNS:14] Davis is Virginia Military Institute's Director of International Programs.
[NAT SOT Full]

[@ 9:07:47 Arab Anchorman says "Dale Davis"] He has spent the past couple of weeks serving as an American military analyst for Kuwaiti television IN Kuwait. Lieutenant Colonel Davis has been providing on-air commentary- -IN ARABIC- -on such topics as Turkey's decision not to allow U.S. troops to attack Iraq from Turkey.
[NAT SOT FULL AS his -super comes up in Arabic]

The Kuwaiti's were slow to recognize that Davis is truly fluent in Arabic. [3:45] ((ALL OF A SUDDEN OUT OF THE BLUE, THEY SAID WE'RE STARTING A BRAND NEW SHOW. IT'S GOING TO BE A KUWAITI VERSION OF "LATE EDITION." WE'LL BE DOING LIVE FROM WASHINGTON, CAIRO, DUBAI, LONDON... INTEREST TO THE KUWAITI PEOPLE (:28) THEY TOLD ME THE MORN OF THE 1ST SHOW, GAVE ME A LIST OF THINGS THEY WANTED ME TO COMMENT ON.)) [RUNS:35] [@8:35] ((TALK A LITTLE MORE ABOUT TURKEY REFUSING U.S. ACCESS, YOU SAY THAT COMPLICATES THE U.S. SITUATION. YEAH, IT REALLY COMPLICATES MILITARY PLANNING A GREAT DEAL, FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS. FROM A MILITARY, STRATEGIC POINT OF VIEW IT'S ALWAYS BETTER TO COME AT THE ENEMY FROM TWO DIRECTIONS. SPECIFICALLY, IN THE CASE OF IRAQ, YOU WANT A LARGE MILITARY PRESENCE EARLY IN THE WAR, TO CAPTURE OIL FIELDS, VERY LARGE OIL RESERVES, BLOCK RETREAT IN THE FACE OF THE AMERICAN ADVANCE FROM THE SOUTH.)) [RUNS1:04]
[14:35] ((WHAT IS THE REACTION TO THE ARREST OVER THE WEEKEND OF THESE AL QAIDA LEADERS, SPECIFICALLY KHALID SHAIKH MOHAMMED IN PAKISTAN?)) [RUNS09]
[15:05] ((UH, I THINK IN GENERAL THEY'RE HAPPY ABOUT IT. THEY DON'T VIEW HIM AS ANY TYPE OF HERO OR EVEN TO BE ANY TYPE OF RENOWNED ISLAMIC SCHOLAR. SO THEY VIEW THIS AS A VICTORY, OF COURSE, THE STATUS QUO IS VERY THREATENED BY AL QAIDA. THE RULING FAMILIES ARE MORE THREATENED BY THE FORCES OF RADICAL ISLAM THAN EVEN WE ARE IN THE UNITED STATES, SO THIS IS CERTAINLY A POSITIVE DEVELOPMENT, NOT ONLY FOR THE UNITED STATES, BUT ALSO FOR KUWAIT.)) [RUNS:37]))

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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Fears about terrorism and a war with Iraq pushed Wall Street lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/132.99/7704.87/y/12.52/1307.77;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW fell 133 points to its lowest close of the year.
NASDAQ fell 12 and a half.
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[Logging-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-53 TC1:21:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Forest Service is days away from releasing its newly revised plans for managing National Forests.
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[VO-NAT :37]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The Sierra Club today spoke out against the plans with a rally at the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest Supervisor's office. The club presented 8-foot tall "reformed logger" Paul Bunyon and thousands of postcards in support of a ban on commercial logging on national forestland.
The Forest Plan will be released in a few days and will be followed by a 90-day public comment period.
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[Prices-Fork]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC51:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Hundreds of Montgomery County residents will soon be able to tap into a new water source.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Officials broke ground this morning for the new Prices Fork Water System. They say the system will be safer and more reliable than the current one, because it will pump water directly from the New River, rather than local wells.
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[SOT 15:47]
[IN Q=WE'RE GETTING IT]

((JIM POLITIS/PSA CHAIRMAN:WE'RE GETTING IT VIA THE RADFORD ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT WHICH HAS A VERY HIGH TECH TREATMENT FACILITY SO HOPEFULLY THE WATER WILL BE AS GOOD AS YOU CAN GET. 16:00))
[SUPER=01-Jim Politis/Public Service Authority Chairman;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=YOU CAN GET]
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[VO-NAT]

Officials say the entire project should be completed by this summer.
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[Sports Tease]


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

A former Salem Spartan in now a coach with the Thundering Herd. Bill Elliott steps up for some disabled kids.
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[VO-NAT]

And it's not the Kelly Cup, but this trophy does have great importance to the Roanoke Express. The details in Roundhouse Wrapup.
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[S-Miles]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-140 5918tc]
[GRAPHIC=ffe]


A former Friday Football Extra star has been hired as a full-time assistant at Marshall.
[GRAPHIC=MILES]

Shaine Miles, who was an all-state performer for the Salem Spartans during his senior season rejoins the Thunder Herd.
The hiring was made official this afternoon, and it will be a homecoming of sorts for Miles.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Huntington, WV/Last Season; :00]

Prior to last season when he worked at the Naval Academy, Shaine was a graduate assistant under this man - head coach Bob Pruitt for two seasons at Marshall working with the defensive coaching staff.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD SHAINE]

Miles replaces Bill Legg, who left Marshall for Purdue. Shaine is the son of Franklin County head football coach Billy Miles.

[S-Region]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-138 5506TC]
[GRAPHIC=region c]


Finally tonight, we will crown some regional basketball champs in the area. In Region C - at Lord Botetourt - George Wythe takes on Radford in a 7pm tip-off.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Last Night; :00]

And the Salem Civic Center hosts tonight's Region Three battle between Cave Spring and Alleghany. The all-Blue Ridge district showdown tips-off at 7pm, as well. Graham and Abingdon play in Region Four in Tazewell.
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[S-Round]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-142 43:53]
[GRAPHIC=express]


Only 13 games remain in the Express regular season. The team has already practiced 83 times and played 57 games.


[graphic=round house wrap up full]


Steve Mason uncovers a few ways the team keeps things fresh in round house wrap up.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :17]
[SUPER=01-Jason Jaffray/75 Points This Season; :32]
[SUPER=01-Mike Peron/Express Center; :53]
[SUPER=01-Rick Kowalsky/Express Right Wing; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Tony MacAulay/Express Interim Head Coach; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Evan Lindsay/.922 Save Percentage in Last 5 Games; 1:40]
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[OUT Q=....news 7 sports"]
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((STEVE MASON:TUESDAYS PRACTICE TOOK A BACK SEAT TO THE DECISIVE GAME SEVEN OF THE TOOTOO CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES WHICH MATCHES THE EXPRESS EAST PLAYERS AGAINST THE WEST PLAYERS AND THE INNER SQUAD TOURNAMENT PRODUCES SO MUCH MORE THAN A CHAMPION, IT GENERATES TEAM UNITY.))
((The Tootoo Cup is nothing more than an empty water bottle topped by a tupper ware bowl held together by duck tape and spray painted silver. ((:)) the three on three tourney is in its first season. The West won the seven game series 4 games to 3 thanks to a 3-nothing game seven victory and while the players take the tournament very seriously, the only number that matters is Tootoo's number 22. ((:)) ((:)) Express goalie Evan Lindsay has won his last four starts and has a save percentage of .922 in his last five. Getting on the phone with his sports psychologist before his win streak provides the reason for his stout play.)) ((:)) ((THE EXPRESS PLAYS NINE HOME IN MARCH, THE MOST OF THE SEASON IN ONE MONTH. STEVE MASON ROUND HOUSE WRAP UP))


[S-Elliott]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-147 3603TC]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR 2003]


The Winston Cup stars roll into Atlanta later this week, but today Bill Elliott showed why he has been voted NASCAR's most popular driver an unprecedented 16 times.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Talladega, AL; :00]

Elliott helped out with the driving duties for the "Kid One" program in Talladega, Alabama. "Kid One" is non-profit transportation service that gets kids and expectant moms to the doctors at no cost.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=IT' HARD...]
[SUPER=01-Bill Elliott/16 Time Most Popular Driver; :01]
[SUPER=01-Russell Jackson/Kid One Founder; :09]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=...ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE."]
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[vo nat con't] Elliott, who drives a Dodge on the Cup circuit - looked pretty comfortable back behind the wheel of a Ford. (------------)