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Coming up on News 7-
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Investigators almost certain there will be no happy ending to a missing child case keep searching for the boy anyway.

Plus, rescuers are looking for two men whose boat capsized last night. And, love comes in many shapes and sizes but, for local soldiers, the sentiment is all about sweets.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

News 7 is next.


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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[VO-NAT]

Efforts to find a missing 5 year old boy intensify, amid fears that the child is dead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Shannon Young, in for Teresa Hamilton tonight.

[Missing-Child]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC-15:50]
[GRAPHIC=Logan Bowman]


The five year old boy from Grayson County has been missing for two months now.
Today, more than hundred volunteers came together in hopes of finding Logan Bowman.
Justin McLeod has more on the search and why investigators now believe the boy is dead.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Garry Goad/Searcher; :13 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Wilson/Grayson County Sheriff; :40]
[SUPER=@justin1; :58]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Shaffner/Searcher; 1:29]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Grayson County]

((((NAT SOUND OF SEARCHING))
They came from all over community, the state, and even North Carolina..... ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF SEARCH))
It's all in effort to find this five year old boy.
[SOT 2:20:29]
[IN Q=As you walk out there]

((GARRY GOAD/SEARCHER: AS YOU'RE WALKING OUT THERE, IN A WAY YOU WANT TO FIND HIM IN A WAY YOU DON'T WANT TO FIND HIM.))
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[OUT Q=to find him]


Finding him has been difficult from the beginning.
Logan Bowman was last seen on January 8th.
But his mother Cynthia Davis only reported him missing January 26th.
She and her ex-boyfriend Dennis Schermerhorn have since been charged with child endangerment.
Investigators concede the boy is probably dead since there are no concrete leads on his whereabouts.
[SOT 2:15:00]
[IN Q=It's very frustrating]

((JERRY WILSON/GRAYSON CO. SHERIFF: IT'S VERY FRUSTRATING YOU KNOW TO HAVE A CHILD MISSING AND THERE'S NO CLOSURE UNTIL YOU FIND THE BODY, IT'S HARD ON EVERYONE.))
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[OUT Q=hard on everyone]


It is hard not only on investigators but the community as well.
None of those who volunteered for Saturday's massive search had even met Logan Bowman but they came anyway.
[SOT 2:49:33]
[IN Q=Search crews are concentrating]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: SEARCH CREWS ARE CONCENTRATING THEIR EFFORTS IN AND AROUND WHERE LOGAN LIVED. THAT'S BECAUSE FBI PROFILERS HAVE TOLD INVESTIGATORS THAT IF A FAMILY MEMBER IN FACT KILLED LOGAN HE OR SHE WOULD MOST LIKELY BURY HIM NEARBY.))
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[OUT Q=bury him nearby]

((NAT SOUND OF SEARCHING))
Volunteers had to deal with rough terrain.
They searched under trees, in ditches, and even mines.
It is grueling work but everyone you see here says it needs to be done.
[SOT 2:22:27]
[IN Q=He's a darling]

((JENNIFER SHAFFNER/SEARCHER: HE'S A DARLING LITTLE BOY. HE LOOKS JUST LIKE A LITTLE ANGEL AND JUST A LITTLE NORMAL KID THAT WOULD COME OUT HERE IN THE WOODS AND PLAY AND YOU THINK YOU ARE GOING TO GO OUT THERE AND FIND HIM ALIVE BUT I JUST DON'T THINK HE'S ALIVE, I THINK WE'RE GOING TO FIND A BODY SOONER OR LATER.))
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[OUT Q=sooner or later]


That may have to come later.
The sheriff says no more searches are planned until any concrete leads come in.
Until then, these searchers walk away with more questions than answers.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Grayson County.))


[Giles-Rescue]


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Rescue Crews plan to resume another search tomorrow, this one in Giles County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.]


Two men, one from Roanoke and one from Vinton, capsized their boat on the New River around 6:30 Friday night.
Crews are concentrating their efforts around the Ripplemead bridge near Pearisburg.
So far, they've only recovered the small fishing boat the two men were seen getting into.
Searchers will be back near the bridge around eight o'clock Sunday morning.
To make the search easier, they're controlling the Claytor Lake Dam to make the water level as low as possible.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
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Signs of an impending war with Iraq are mounting.
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Kuwait;]

U.S. Marines in Kuwait have been running through urban warfare drills but, come Monday, the training exercises will end. The entire unit will go on standby and be ready to roll into attack position within 48-hours of getting the call. Holes have been cut in the U.N. fence separating Kuwait from Iraq, border monitors are being pulled back and ammunition is being handed out.
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[SOT 20:25:05-20:25:15]
[IN Q=You don't see this in peacetime...]
[SUPER=01-Staff Sgt. Jason Thompson/U.S Marine;]

((STAFF SGT. JASON THOMPSON/U.S. MARINE: YOU DON'T SEE THIS IN PEACETIME.THE ONLY TIME YOU'LL SEE THIS IS WHEN SOMEONE BLOWS THE WHISTLE. REPORTER: SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? WE'LL PROBABLY BE GOING NORTH SOON.))
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[OUT Q=We'll probably be going north soon.]
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[VO-NAT :09]

President Bush is trying to win support in the U-N Security Council for a resolution paving the way for war. Iraq faces a potential March 17th deadline.
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[Butch-Church]


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[WRITER=jus]
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The line of candidates to replace State Senator Bo Trumbo is starting to form.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Roanoke County Supervisor Joe "Butch" Church officially announced today he will seek the Republican nomination for Trumbo's seat in the 22nd district.
Church told supporters he wants to be a "real go to" Senator and hopes to help solve the budget woes in Richmond.
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[SOT 2:24:16]
[IN Q=I'm not going to go]

((BUTCH CHURCH/CANDIDATE FOR STATE SENATE: I'M NOT GOING TO GO DOWN THERE AND ADVOCATE TAXES FOR PEOPLE. I AM GOING TO FIRST SEE WHERE WE CAN CUT UNNECESSARY REVENUES AND TRY TO FIND OUT WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP OUR PEOPLE. FOR ME TO TELL YOU THAT I GOT PLANS TO CHANGE RICHMOND WOULD BE A LITTLE FACETIOUS ON MY PART BUT I'M NOT GOING TO BE SOMEONE WHO SITS IN THE CORNER.))
[SUPER=01-Butch Church/(R) Candidate for State Senate; ]
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[OUT Q=sits in the corner]
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[VO-NAT]


Church's announcement will open a seat on Roanoke County's Board of Supervisors.
Meantime, Former State Senator Brandon Bell tells News 7 he plans to also run for Trumbo's state senate seat.
He will make a formal announcement in a couple of weeks.
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[Potholes]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
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Virginia Department of Transportation officials are asking for your help in identifying those pesky potholes.
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[VO-NAT]

The rough winter has made countless potholes on roads throughout the commonwealth. Repair crews will work seven days a week for the next two weeks to make temporary repairs to potholes on interstates, primary roads, and major secondary roads with high traffic volume. But VDOT is asking for your help in finding the trouble spots.
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[TAKE VDOT PHONE FS] If you want to report a pothole on state maintained roads, you can call VDOT at 1-800-367-ROAD.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=rle]
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Still ahead on the newscast, they are green, tasty, and packed with nutrients. We'll introduce you to "broccosprouts" in just a bit.
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[VO-NAT]


and hundreds of troops from our area will be getting a care package with sweet intentions. We'll have that story and more coming up.
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[Business-Review]


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[TAPE#=Biz Review TC 23:57]
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What's ahead for the media in America and big rig blues. Rachel Cannon has those stories and more in this week's Business Review.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond; :04]
[SUPER=03-Elliston; :29]
[SUPER=01-Bob Crouse/Trucking Company Owner; :46]
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(([MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] This week in review...
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The Federal Communications Commission is considering some sweeping changes when it comes to ownership rules of radio, television and newspapers. This summer they're expected to revise regulations that prevent a company from owning a large concentration of media in one market. FCC members say they are committed to retaining localism, diversity and competition in media. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC1:16:45]

A long time trucking company in our area is on the verge of bankruptcy in large part to fuel prices. Houston Motor Express has been operating in our area since 19-73. Owner Bob Crouse says diesel from a local supplier went up from 1-34 to 1-64 in a month.
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[SOT 00:25:16]
[IN Q=it is a ]

((BOB CROUSE/TRUCKING COMPANY OWNER; IT IS A NIGHTMARE, I'D LIKE TO PUT A NIGHTMARE, I WISH THAT PEOPLE KNEW AND WOULD UNDERSTAND WHAT IT TOOK TO GET A SIMPLE LOAD OF THEIR FREIGHT FROM HERE TO OHIO.))
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[INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
[TAPE#=03-05 TC25:26]

The D-Day Memorial is paying its way out of bankruptcy court. Officials say they've come to an agreement with creditors that will settle debts in full over a five-year period. All debt, including operational expenses, is about 4.1 million dollars. For News 7m I'm Rachel Cannon and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))




[Cookie-Drop]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-54]
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Even though they may be thousands of miles from home, some soldiers from around the region will still be able to indulge their sweet tooth.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

K92 and Kroger organized "Operation Cookie Drop" in Roanoke, Lynchburg and Christiansburg. Boxes of Girl Scout Cookes were collected at some Kroger locations. The boxes will be sent as care packages to local service men and women serving in the Middle East, Cuba, and the Pacific. If you could not make it today, you can leave donations at the K92 studios on Electric Road in Roanoke.
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[Broccosprouts]


[ANCHOR=Shan ]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=NET]
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The newest trend in grocery store food items is produce that not only tastes good...but is packed with nutrition.
Now, there's a new kind of veggie scientists say can help prevent cancer. Wendy Rigby tells us about "broccosprouts".
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Bagged salads are one of the hottest selling items in the produce section...]
[SUPER=01-Tony Talalay/CEO, Brassica Protection Products;:23]
[SUPER=01-Ron Kato/H.E.B. Produce Buyer;:49]
[SUPER=01-Cyndy Purcell/Consumer;1:10]
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[OUT Q=my family gets the benefit.]

((BAGGED SALADS ARE ONE OF THE HOTTEST SELLING ITEMS IN THE PRODUCE SECTION THESE DAYS...AND IT'S THERE THAT YOU'LL FIND THE NEWEST DIETARY CANCER-FIGHTER...A DIFFERENT KIND OF SPROUT CALLED "BROCCOSPROUTS." JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY SCIENTISTS FOUND THAT YOUNG BROCCOLI PLANTS HAVE AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF WHAT'S CALLED "SGS"...A PHYTOCHEMICAL SHOWN TO HELP PROTECT AGAINST CANCER. Tony Talalay/BRASSICA PROTECTION PRODUCTS C.E.O. "WHEN THEY STARTED GROWING LITTLE BABY BROCCOLI PLANTS...BROCCOLI SPROUTS...3-DAY BROCCOLI SPROUTS...THAT THE SPROUTS HAD A MUCH HIGHER CONCENTRATION OF THE ANTI-CANCER COMPOUNDS. IN FACT, A 20 TIMES CONCENTRATION. SO AN OUNCE OF SPROUTS IS LIKE EATING MORE THAN A POUNDS OF BROCCOLI." CHEMO-PROTECTIVE FOODS IS AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME. H-E-B CUSTOMERS HAVE BEEN REQUESTING THIS NEW PRODUCT FOR AWHILE NOW.
Ron Kato/H.E.B. PRODUCE BUYER "ACTUALLY, IT IS ONE OF THE MOST REQUESTED ITEMS INTO MY OFFICE IN THE BROCCOLI CATEGORY." THE FOUR-OUNCE PACKAGE HAS ABOUT FOUR SERVINGS AND SELLS FOR $2.99. HEALTH-CONSCIOUS SAN ANTONIO SHOPPERS LIKE CYNDY PURCELL SAY PEOPLE ARE HUNGRY FOR POWER-PACKED FOODS. IN A TASTE-TEST WITH BROCCOSPROUTS IN A WRAP, CYNDY GAVE THEM A "THUMBS UP." Cyndy Purcell/GROCERY STORE CONSUMER "IT WAS VERY GOOD. I WAS SURPRISED. THERE WAS A LOT OF FLAVOR. IT DIDN'T TASTE LIKE BROCCOLI. IT JUST TASTED GOOD." "THE TASTE IS KIND OF TANGY. IT'S KIND OF SPICY, PEPPERY LIKE A RADISH. IT'S GOT MORE FLAVOR THAN ALFALFA SPROUTS WHICH ARE SORT OF MILDER." SCIENTISTS SAY BY USING SELECTED SEEDS AND GROWING CONTROLLED PLANTS WITH A CONCENTRATED AMOUNT OF "SGS," THEY ARE ABLE TO OFFER A PRODUCT THAT CAN TRULY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE'S DIETARY HEALTH. "AND THAT'S WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS. I COULD USE JUST A SMALL AMOUNT IN A SANDWICH LIKE THIS AND MY FAMILY GETS THE BENEFIT.")) [ANCHOR TAG]
[ANCHOR=Shan]

That was Wendy Rigby reporting.
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[WRITER=rle]
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll get a grip on the state wrestling championships, and high school hoop action heats up. We'll have all the highlights in sports.
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but first, as winter turns to spring, we'll show you how the seasons not only affect the greenery, but your body as well. We'll have that story when we return.
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[Profile-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=Profile]
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The Roanoke Symphony is about to hit a major milestone.
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[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF DAVID PLAYING]
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On March 31st, the symphony will celebrate its 50th anniversary.
To mark the occassion, the symphony will perform at the Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium.
It will be exactly fifty years to the day after the symphony began playing.
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[SOT 2:51]
[IN Q=We are so excited]

((DAVID WILEY/MUSIC DIRECTOR: WE ARE SO EXCITED ABOUT THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT. THIS TRULY IS A MOMENUTAL EVENT FOR THE ROANOKE SYMPHONY AND CHORUS AND FOR OUR ENTIRE REGION. THERE ARE NOT MANY REGIONAL ORCHESTRAS THAT CAN SAY THEY'VE ACHIEVED FIFTY YEARS OLD.))
[SUPER=01-David Wiley/Music Director]
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[OUT Q=fifty years old]
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[VO-NAT]


The anniversary program will include several selections from the orchestra's first performance in 1953.
Several special guests are also scheduled to appear.
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[TAKE PROFILE PROMO FS]
We'll tell you about the show and more about the history of the Roanoke Symphony tomorrow on News 7 Sunday morning.


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[Cycles-Exhibit]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off 2 TC 2:03:14]
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With this year's winter fading fast, you may notice some extra spring in your step on days like these. We take a trip now to the Science Museum of Western Virginia to learn about the science of natural timing in this week's Time Off.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You already know the earth's rotation on its axis...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stuart Hill/Science Museum Executive Director; :17]
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[OUT Q=a family exhibit.]

((You already know the earth's rotation on its axis determines what we consider one day. But did you know, our relationship with celestial cycles decides a whole lot more than how many hours of daylight we'll have? The Time Of Your Life exhibit explains the connection.
[SOT 2:24:32-2:24:50]
[IN Q=It looks at all aspects of time...]

((STUART HILL/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SCIENCE MUSEUM: IT LOOKS AT ALL ASPECTS OF TIME AND BIOLOGY AND JUST SCIENCE IN GENERAL, EXPLORES BIOLOGICAL CLOCKS, HOW TIMING IS USED IN OUR BODIES TO CONTROL HORMONES, SLEEP CYCLES AND JUST, ALL SORTS OF THINGS.))
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[OUT Q=all sorts of things.]

Humans aren't the only ones affected. Look to Linnaeus' Garden to see how plants can help us tell time.
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[IN Q=He would plant his garden...]

((STUART: HE WOULD PLANT HIS GARDEN WITH DIFFERENT FLOWERS THAT WOULD BLOOM AT A PARTICULAR TIME OF DAY AND YOU COULD ACTUALLY USE THIS VARIETY OF FLOWERS AS YOUR CLOCK. AT 8 A.M. THE SCARLETT PIMPERNEL WOULD BLOOM, 9 A.M. THE DANDELION WILL OPEN, 10 A.M. THE MORNING GLORY WILL OPEN, JUST LIKE THAT, AROUND THE CLOCK.))
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[OUT Q=just like that, around the clock.]

Or test your energy level and find out why early evening is the best time for physical activity.
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[IN Q=This will allow you to measure...]

((STUART: THIS WILL ALLOW YOU TO MEASURE YOUR HEART RATE AND SEE HOW IT CHANGES AS YOU EXERCISE.))
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[OUT Q=changes as you exercise.]

The cycles explain everything from what causes irregular heartbeats to why migraine headaches are more likely to strike in the morning. Hill says the exhibit appeals to everyone, regardless of what stage of the life cycle they're in.
[SOT 2:24:57-2:25:15]
[IN Q=This is a very hands-on exhibit...]

((STUART: THIS IS A VERY HANDS-ON EXHIBIT. FAMILIES CAN WORK TOGETHER, THERE ARE SOME GAME ASPECT, BUTTONS TO PUSH, LIGHTS THAT LIGHT UP AND ALL SORTS OF SOUNDS. IT'S DEFINATELY A FAMILY EXHIBIT.))
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[OUT Q=definately a family exhibit.]))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

[TAKE WEBADDRESS FS] For more information about the Time Of Your LIfe exhibit, log onto our website at wdbj7 dot com and click on News 7 Saturday and Sunday Morning.
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[Doggy-Fashion]


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[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=net]
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Some hot new fashions were recently unveiled and no, you don't have to be a leggy model to wear them..
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[VO-NAT 15:37:11 15 + pad]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia;]

Just a fashion- conscious pooch. These dogs strutted down the catwalk last night decked out in the latest in doggy beach and evening- wear. The styles were created by Russian designers with a simple philosophy.. A dog's fashion should always reflect its character.
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[S-Extra]


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[WRITER=twe]
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Tonight in sports, we've got plenty of high school and college hoops to talk about, state wrestling action from the Salem Civic Center and a whole lot more, but first in tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA/August 2002; :00]


Derrius Thompson is no longer a Redskin. Today Thompson inked a 3 year deal with the Dolphins. He caught 53 balls for four touchdowns last season in Washington, and had 773 receiving yards.
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[go to scores] [go to break]
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[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-143 TC3641]
[GRAPHIC=VHSL AA]


Northside's gym has been good to the Cave Spring Knights. Last season, they won in the state quarterfinals there and tonight, they turned the trick again against Abingdon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Falcons vs. Knights; :00]


The joint was jumping from the get-go tonight and the Knights didn't disappoint.
Teddy Saunders opens the second half with the drive right down the lane and Cave was up by 28.
Adam Trumbower then got into the act. He finishes off the break by getting to the rack. Trumbower scored a game high 29 points.
[SUPER=33-Abingdon/45/Cave Spring/68/;]

When the senior missed, Troy Kaase (Caus-ee) was there to clean up the mess. Cave Spring whips Abingdon 68 to 45 advancing to the Final Four for the 2nd straight year.
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[SUPER=01-Billy Hicks/Cave Spring Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=without J.J."]
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Next up for the Knights is a date with Graham in the semis. The G-Men knocked off Alleghany tonight 61 to 58 ending the Mounties season. Montell Watson scored 21 points in his final game.
[GRAPHIC=VHSL A]


And in the single A ranks, George Wytbe beat up on Gate City 59 to 42. And Radford took care of Honaker 60 to 42.


[S-Radford]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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To the college ranks, where Radford lost its coach and the Big South Championship today in Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg, VA/ESPN Plus; :00]


To the Vines Center we go.
Peanut Arrington did his part for the Highlanders bombing away for three.
But UNC-A scored 26 of the last 34 points in the first half including this prayer at the halftime horn.
The Bulldogs led by 16 and in the second half, the wheels fell off for Radford. Coach Byron Samuels was teed up twice within the span of about a minute and subsequently shown the door. His ejection didn't help his team.
[SUPER=33-Radford/71/UNC-Asheville/85/;]

Asheville pulled away to win it 85-71 advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the first time.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-142 TC5030]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops]


Virginia Tech can pack up the unis for another season. Today the Hokies closed out a long campaign with a loss to West Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/Fox Sports Net; :00]


Ricky Stokes looking for something positive to finish the season.
Bryant Matthews tallied 13 first half points and Tech led by one at the break.
The Hokies led by as many as 11 in the second half, but missed 17 free throws and shot just 33 percent.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/67/West Virginia/71/;]

Drew Schifino led a West Virginia comeback, including that capper along the baseline. West Virginia rallied to win 71-67. Tech finishes at 11 and 18.
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[anchor=travis]
[graphic=tech hoops]


The Tech women fared much better today, beating West Virginia in Big East Tournament play 66 to 60. Ieva Kublina led the way with 14 points. They'll play Boston College on Sunday.

[S-UVA]


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


The Virginia women opened post season play tonight in the ACC tournament, and Debbie Ryan's crew continued its late season surge.
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Brandi Teamer pumped in 20 points tonight for the Cavs against NC State. Virginia knocked off the Pack
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66-56 and advances to meet North Carolina in tomorrow's semifinals.
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Liberty moved into the Big South Women's Championship. Krystal Tharp tossed in 20 points to lead the
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Flames past Coastal Carolina and into the finals tomorrow 78 to 68.
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The Roanoke Dazzle returned to the Civic Center tonight to face Huntsville.
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The Dazzle was dead even in the win-loss column at 21-and 21 coming in.
Terrence Shannon did his best to get the club over the .500 mark. Shannon nails the jumper from the top.
Later, Lonnie Harrell answers for the Flight on the break, and Huntsville was within a point.
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Mikki Moore then steps out and buries the fifteen footer for the Dazzle. He had 18 and Roanoke went on to win it 73 to 67.
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The Roanoke Valley is also hosting some March Madness this weekend in the form of the 33rd annual Knights of Columbus tournament.
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Hundreds of young people from the Roanoke Valley, Botetourt and Franklin Counties are playing for fun and trophies. Each year the tournament attracts some of the top rec league players in the area, and Council 562 of the Knights of Columbus gives them a first class stage on which to perform.
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Tomorrow afternoon - the championship games are scheduled at Roanoke Catholic, along with the annual cheerleading competition and one-on-one finals. All of the proceeds go to charity.
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The group A and 2A state wrestling wrapped up tonight at the Salem Civic Center. We'll have some results in just a moment but first, Steve Mason profiles Grundy Heavyweight Albert Childress.
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And Childress is now a four time state champ. He claimed another title this evening leading Grundy to a second place finish in the team competition. The Golden Wave couldn't catch Christiansburg who won another team title. In the single A competition, Brentsville took home the hardware, with Covington finishing 7th, James River 8th, Parry McCluer 1(------------) 0th, and Radford 12th.