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Coming up on News7-
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Fire destroys a mobile home tonight. Details ahead.
He's been a gang leader- into drugs. Now he's talking to local students. What he's saying.
Plus why one group is trying to get shoppers to boycott Abercrombie and Fitch.
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[Talent=Jean]


and say goodbye to french fries on Capital hill. News 7 at Eleven is next.

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((IF YOU DON'T WANT GANGS IN YOUR COMMUNITY, THEN YOU BETTER KNOW EVERYBODY THAT COME IN YOUR COMMUNITY.))
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Lynchburg has to act now if it's going to put the brakes on a budding gang problem.
That's the opinion of a man who knows a thing or two about gang violence.
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[L'burg-Gangs]


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He first tried marijuana at the age of eleven and was mainlining drugs by age twelve.
Later, Leifel (luh-FELL) Jackson was one of Little Rock, Arkansas's most ruthless gang leaders.. a life that eventually landed him in prison.
Jackson brought his story to the youth of Lynchburg tonight.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SUPER=01-Albert Jennings/Lynchburg Anti-Gang Assistant; :55]
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(( He couldn't read or write but he was a gang-banging, drug-dealing millionaire whose way of life was featured on an H-B-O special ten years ago.
But Leifel Jackson was lucky...instead of ending up on the wrong end of a gun, he was sent to prison.. and that's where his life turned around.
[natsot 19:20:08]

((I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU KIDS HOW BEING A GANG LEADER OR A GANG MEMBER, HOW YOUR PROMISES ARE ALL ILLUSIONS..))
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Jackson now takes his anti-gang message to communities around the country.. his latest stop here at Lynchburg's Jubilee Family Development Center, where his stories of gang life and death held the attention of a crowd of several hundred young people and their parents.
Jackson says if parents aren't more involved in their kids' lives, gang members will be.
[SOT 19:06:18]

((WE HAVE TO STOP LETTING PEOPLE FROM THE OUTSIDE DICTATING TO US WHO OUR CHILDREN ARE..))
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[SOT 19:37:36]

((ALBERT JENNINGS/LYNCHBURG ANTI-GANG ASSISTANT: LISTENING TO LEIFEL'S TRUE EXPERIENCES I THINK SHOOK SOME OF US UP. THAT IN OUR OWN NEIGHBORHOODS, WE AS PARENTS, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, POLICE.. WE'RE CREATING GANGS BY NOT DEALING WITH THE ISSUE, GETTING TO KNOW OUR FELLOW NEIGHBORS.))
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[OUT Q=our fellow neighbors.]


The city has begun dealing with the issue: these Safe City Forums were begun last fall following a rash of gang violence in the Hill City.
[SOT 19:45:58]

((LEIFEL JACKSON/FORMER GANG LEADER: IT'S OUTSTANDING THAT THEY'RE DEALING WITH IT RIGHT AT THE CENTER. THEY'RE NOT JUST WAITING TILL IT JUST BLOW OUT OF PROPORTION, THEY'RE DEALING WITH RIGHT NOW AND THAT IS OUTSTANDING.))
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[OUT Q=that is outstanding.]


Jackson takes his message to the Lynchburg city schools on Wednesday.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

[Foster-Budget]


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It's only about 60-thousand dollars out of a 165-million dollar budget.. but for now, that appropriation is keeping Lynchburg city council member Joan Foster out of the budget process.
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Foster works for a non-profit agency that receives some city funding, and legally she cannot discuss or vote on a city budget that contains that money.
At today's work session, Foster could only listen but not ask questions of department heads who outlined their budget needs.
Council is expected to separate the Alliance for Families money from the overall budget so that Foster can debate and vote on the spending measure.
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[Shawsville-Fire]


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Firefighters are mopping up tonight in Montgomery County.
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Fire destroyed a trailer on North Fork Road.
No one was at the home when the blaze broke out.
The mobile home was already engulfed when firefighters got there.
They aren't sure what caused the fire.
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[Blackhawk-Down]


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The U-S Army now says two crew members survived the crash of a Black Hawk Helicopter, but 11 others are missing.
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Search crews in helicopters scoured a snowy area just north of Fort Drum before finding debris from the crash.
It was an army black hawk chopper like this one that went down in reportedly perfect flying weather on a routine training flight.
The Army says there were no calls for help.
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((LT. COL BRYAN HILFERTY/FORT DRUM 10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION: I BELIEVE IT WAS FLYING WITH ANOTHER HELICOPTER AT LEAST, PERHAPS TWO OTHER HELICOPTERS AND IT JUST DISAPPEARED.)) [BUTT TO ] ((MAJOR GEN. FRANKLIN HAGENBECK/FORT DRUM, 10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION: WE DISCOVERED THE AIRCRAFT WAS MISSING AT APPROXIMATELY 1:50 PM AND WE IMMEDIATELY LAUNCHED A SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSION.))
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[SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Bryan Hilferty/10th Mountain Division; 00]
[Super=01-Maj. Gen. Franklin Hegenbeck/10th Mountain Division; 06]
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When crews arrived at the crash site they discovered at least 11 soldiers had perished. Amazingly there were survivors.
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((AT LEAST ONE SOLDIER WAS SEEN WALKING IN THE VICINITY OF THE CRASH SITE.))
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Fort Drum is about 70 miles northeast of Syracuse. It is a major staging area for reserve units taking part in the buildup toward a possible war with Iraq.
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[Sears]


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The General Assembly's lone black Republican says she won't seek a second term.
Delegate Winsome Sears of Norfolk was the first black Republican woman elected to the General Assembly.
She said today that God told her to run back then and that God's telling her to get out now.

[Minnix]


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The senior member of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors has decided not to seek re-election.
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Cave Spring Supervisor Fuzzy Minnix made the announcement this afternoon.
He says the growing demands of the office, the conflict with his job, and the prospect of a contested nomination persuaded him to step aside.
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((IF YOU'RE GOING TO DO IT RIGHT IT TAKES A LONG TIME AND AS I SAID IN MY STATEMENT, IT IS REQUIRING A GREAT DEAL OF TIME FROM MY JOB IN LYNCHBURG AND IT'S TO THE POINT NOW WHERE I WILL JUST HAVE TO STEP DOWN.))
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Minnix will serve on the board through the end of the year.
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Mark Harrell has submitted paperwork to run for the Republican nomination.
Several other candidates are reportedly waiting in the wings.

[Percherons]


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In a matter of days, a Franklin County couple will bid a final farewell to part of their family. One of their prize winning stallions is about to make his way on a trip- across the Atlantic. Teresa Hamilton has more.
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(( Six year old "Cruiser" is enjoying one of his last days here at the family farm in Ferrum. Later this week-- the prize winning Percheron will leave the quiet countryside for a new life in France.
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(( SALLY MOORE/HORSE BREEDER: HE'S SWEET BUT HE'S YOUNG SO, HE'S ENERGETIC AND ACTIVE, BUT HE'S A VERY SWEET HORSE BASICALLY.)) [runs09]
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In fact, it's those very qualities that Sally Moore and her husband suspect led the French government to select their horse from among 14 others for breeding. Percherons are actually a French breed, but in France the draft horses are built slightly different.
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((WE'VE DEVELOPED A MORE ATHLETIC BREED OF THE HORSE HERE AND THE FRENCH ARE INTERESTED IN GETTING SOME OF THAT ATHLETIC ABILITY BACK INTO THE HORSES THAT THEY'RE RAISING IN FRANCE.)) [RUNS10]
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In France, Percherons have long been used for farm work but the French are hoping the American qualities will help their horses succeed in another line of work.
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((FOR THE FARM WORK A SLOW HEAVY HORSE IS FINE, BUT FOR CARRIAGE DRIVING AND PULLING WAGONS AND THAT SORT OF THING YOU NEED A MORE ENERGETIC ATHLETIC HORSE, SO THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO CREATE.)) [runs12]
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The Moores acknowledge the deal has come at an awkward time in terms of relations between the American and French government-- but prefer to think about the positive.
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((YES, IT'S AN HONOR AND HE'LL HAVE A WONDERFUL LIFE IN FRANCE AT ONE OF THE FRENCH NATIONAL STUD FARMS. Laughter. ))

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The Moores will say bon voyage Thursday or Friday. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS7, Ferrum. ))
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Some say it's good, some say it's bad... but race is out at Virginia Tech.
More on that when we return.
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This popular store caters to teenagers, but it's advertising could make it the target of a boycott.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as UConn's 70 game winning streak is snapped by Villanova and its star Nicole Druckenmiller. The Liberty women earn the school's first ever top 25 ranking. The Express finds out Checkers isn't such an easy game afterall.

Plus, Sherman Dillard's job is spared at JMU tonight on the Big 7.))[Iraq]


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It now appears Saddam Hussein will have more time to fully disarm.
There is talk that a U-S led invasion of Iraq could be pushed back.
Chris Lawrence has more from Kuwait.
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((Ever since President Bush vowed to force a showdown with Saddam Hussein, the United States has had one -- and ONLY one -- ally both willing and able to offer substantial military support .. and that is BRITAIN.
Tonight, CBS News has learned British support.. that willingness to join the FIGHT.. may be WAVERING.
And, there are OTHER indications now that the TIMETABLE for a U.S.-led invasion of Iraq may be pushed back -- even deeper into the now-present desert sandstorm season. Chris Lawrence has the latest from Kuwait. SADDAM HUSSEIN GOT A NEW LOOK AT WHAT HE COULD BE UP AGAINST. IT'S CALLED THE MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS AND AT 21-THOUSAND POUNDS ITS THE BIGGEST CONVENTIONAL WEAPON IN THE WORLD. THE PENTAGON SAYS TUESDAYS TEST WENT OFF SUCCESSFULLY AND RELEASED THIS VIDEO TO PROVE IT. DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: "The goal is to have the pressure be so great that Saddam Hussein cooperates." BUT SADDAM REMAINS DEFIANT AND TOLD HIS TOP MILITARY COMMANDERS PREPARE FOR WAR. IRAQI SOLDIERS WILL BE FIGHTING ALONGSIDE ARAB VOLUNTEERS -- WHO ARE REPORTEDLY TRAINING AT A CAMP NEAR BAGHDAD. CHRIS LAWRENCE: Here in Kuwait hundreds of thousands of troops continue to train intensely in the desert and aboard carriers at sea. SOME TWO-DOZEN HARRIERS ARE OPERATING FROM THE U.S.S. BATAAN. HARRIERS FLY LIKE JETS BUT CAN LAND LIKE CHOPPERS. MAJOR SCOTT WARD/U.S. MARINE: "That transition from vertical to flying can be an extremely challenging transition there." THE U.S. IS COUNTING ON HELP FROM BRITISH FORCES -- BUT PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR WOULD LIKE U.N. APPROVAL BEFORE SENDING MORE TROOPS. BRITISH LEADERS ARE CONSIDERING AN AMENDMENT TO THE DRAFT RESOLUTION. IT WOULD EXTEND THE MARCH 17TH DEADLINE BY AS MUCH AS TEN DAYS -- AND WOULD INCLUDE SPECIFIC DISARMAMENT BENCHMARKS. THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT WILL GIVE SOME LEEWAY -- BUT NOT MUCH. ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: "The vote will take place this week." IF THE RESOLUTION FAILS, THE U.S. WILL HAVE TO DECIDE ... IF INVADING IRAQ IS WORTH DEFYING THE U-N. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT.))

[Freedom-Fries]


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No more french fries or French Toast at the nation's Capitol.
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[Vo-Nat 16:40:47 10.5]
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Instead they are Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast.
You could say it's an order of patriotism on the side.
The fries are a way to protest Frances' opposition to war with Iraq.
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((REP. WALTER JONES/(R) NORTH CAROLINA; THIS IS A REAL TRIBUTE. WHENEVER ANYONE ORDERS FREEDOM FRIES I HOPE THEY WILL THINK OUR MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE SERVING THIS GREAT NATION WHO ARE WILLING TO GIVE THEIR LIVE FOR THE FREEDOMS WE ALL ENJOY SO THAT NOW WE CAN COME IN HERE AND SAY FREEDOM FRIES PLEASE.))
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[VO-08 plus pad]
The move to change the name actually began with the owner of a North Carolina diner who wanted to send the French a message.
[Super=03-Fort Wayne, IN;]


At a Fort Wayne Indiana sports bar, they're serving Freedom Fries and French Dressing is now called American dressing.
[Super=03-Port Huron, MI;]


Owners of a Michigan Inn are pulling French and German wine, beer and liquor from the shelves until both France and Germany throw their support behind the U-S.
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[International]


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The war on terrorism means more restrictions on students from other countries studying in the U-S.
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At Virginia Tech, more than 27-hundred international students withstood long lines today to renew their I-20 forms to comply with new security measures.
Beginning August First, any person in the U.S. on a student visa must now have a variety of information entered into a new computer database including name, date of birth, and address here and abroad.
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[Tech-Board]


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Meanwhile, Virginia Tech says it will treat everyone the same. That is the approach the school says it will now take when considering new students and job applicants.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The university says it will no longer consider race, religion or gender as a factor in its admissions or hiring process. The same also goes for awarding scholarships and financial aid. The university's board of visitors voted unanimously yesterday to approve the new policy, which is drawing mixed reaction from students.
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((3:20 I FEEL LIKE RACE SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN AN ISSUE WHEN ADMTTING STUDENTS I FEEL IT SHOULD ALL BE BASED ON THEIR QUALIFICATIONS 3:25)) ((WE ALREADY HAVE PROBLEMS WITH DIVERSITY HERE. WE ALREADY TRY TO HAVE COMMITTEES AND BOARDS ON DIVERSITY. IT'S A TOPIC THAT WE TALK ABOUT ALL THE TIME SO IF YOU TAKE RACE OUT OF IT THEN IT'S GOING TO BE EVEN WORSE AND LESS DIVERSE 2:00))

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University officials say it is still too early to say how soon the new policy will go into effect or what impact the it will have on minority recruitment.
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The board of visitors also ordered a nine-percent tuition hike for next school year. It's the third increase in less than a year.

[Franklin-DMV]


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The Rocky Mount DMV's highly-anticipated comeback was business as usual.
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There were short lines, plenty of empty seats and lots of smiles as customers returned to the site that was shut down by budget cuts five months ago.
All six workers are back on the job.
The Rocky Mount branch is one of the last three offices that reopened today.
Public outcry prompted lawmakers to bring them back.
Many customers said they waited until the branch reopened to do their business ... rather than brave long lines elsewhere.
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A year ago it was torn apart by a twister.
Still ahead on News 7, see how a local business has rebuilt.
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And see how the future of civilian aviation could be taking off in new direction.
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[Commercial]

[Abercrombie]


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An anti-pornography group is trying to get shoppers to boycott a popular clothing chain.
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The uproar surrounds Abercrombie and Fitch's in-store catalogue, which features models nude and in sexually suggestive poses.
The fact that the store attracts mainly kids in junior high and high school has many people upset.
The group, Citizens Against Pornography is asking people to boycott two new stores in (de-Pear) Des Peres, Missouri.
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[IN Q=HOW DO YOU SELL CLOTHES ]

((VIRGIL RENPE/CITIZENS AGAINST PORNOGRAPHY-HOW DO YOU SELL CLOTHES WITHOUT ANY CLOTHES ON THE MODEL. THEY HAVE MANY OF THE MODELS IN COMPROMISING POSITIONS. I FEEL AND PEOPLE WHO ARE WITH ME FEEL, THAT THIS IS SOFT-CORE PORNOGRAPHY))
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The mayor of Des Peres says he is sending police to the store to pick up the catalogues to see if they violate any city ordinances.
So far, there is no public comment from the company.
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A Bedford business is seeing signs of recovery since last year's devastating tornado.
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K & K Signs is just weeks away from moving into its new building. Last April, a tornado left the business looking like this. The building and everything inside was destroyed. Ever since, the owners have been working out of this office trailer and with help from the community, getting the new space ready.
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((VICKI KRANTZ/K & K SIGNS OWNER; SHEET ROCKING, PAINTING AND EVERYBODY HAD THEIR OWN SPECIALTY AND THEY CAME IN AND THEY HELPED THEY PITCHED IN AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Vicki Krantz/K & K Signs Owner;]
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[OUT Q=THAT.]
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Krantz says they're lucky because no one got hurt and they had full insurance coverage for damages.
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[S-Extra]


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UConn's winning streak is snapped by a Druckenmiller. Liberty makes hoop history. And the Express falls in a shootout. But first your Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg; :00]

The James Madison administration has decided to hang on to the Bassett native and former Duke star for at least another year although they are making it clear there is room for improvement. Dillard is just one game above 500 in his 6 seasons at his alma mater. In reality the bottom line was the bottom line -JMU would have had to pay Dillard $260 thousand bucks to buy out his contract.
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[S-UConn]


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We begin this segment in the lovely hamlet of Piscataway, New Jersey. The Big East women's title game isn't usually lead story material unless Tech is involved.
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[SUPER=03-Piscataway, NJ/espn+; :00]

But this morning - it qualifies as the big news nationwide. Villanova, playing much like the Wildcat men did against Georgetown in the 1985 national title game, slowed the tempo significantly last night on the mighty Huskies, and as result stayed in the game from start to finish. The key for Nova was a 17-to-2 run that erased a nine point deficit. During that span, senior Nicole Druckenmiller, the sister, of former Hokie Jim Druckenmiller scored 11 points.
[SUPER=33-Villanova/52/Connecticut/48;]

Villanova snaps UConn's 70 game winning streak and wins the Big East tournament title 52-to-48.
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While U-Conn was tumbling, the Liberty Flames women's basketball team was climbing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Weekend; :00]

Yesterday, the best kept secret in all of women's college basketball finally got it due. The Flames are ranked 25th in the new USA Today - ESPN coaches poll. The 26 and 3 Flames have never been in the top 25 before. Coach Carey Green and his young women will find out this weekend where they will playing in the NCAA tournament.
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[S-Duke]


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Monday night the Duke Blue Devils crushed Carolina to win the ACC women's tournament title. Yesterday Duke's Coach G got another award
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-ACC; :00]

Gail Gostenkors was named the conference's coach of the year yesterday afternoon for the fifth time in 8 seasons. Duke is 31-and-1 this season, and her teams have won 43 straight ACC games. One more honor like this one and she will tie UVa's Debbie Ryan - who holds the record with 6 ACC coach of the year honors.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express played the first of three home game last night as the team hosted the Charlotte Checkers at the Roundhouse.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Checkers vs. Express; :00]

After falling behind one to nothing in the first minute and half Roanoke hollared back with Duncan Dalmao ripped one from straight on to tie the game at one after a period. Charlotte made it 2-to-one in the second, but Joe Dusbabek got aggressive in front of the crease and he will flick the puck in to tie it again. Roanoke then scored two more to go up 4-to-2. Watch the perfect passing from Rick Kowalsky and Dalmao that results in a Dan Carlson goal.
[super=38-Charlotte/5/Roanoke/4/Final in Shootout;]

But Charlotte gets the final two in regulation and wins the shootout and the game 5-to-4.
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[S-House]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-146 45:27]
[GRAPHIC=express]


Despite the setbacl interim head coach Tony McAulay has to be given credit for keeping this team in contention. Steve Mason has more on his first 42 days on the job.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :20]
[SUPER=01-Jason Jaffray/Express Leading Scorer; :35]
[SUPER=01-Tony MacAulay/8-3 and 2 Record as Head Coach; :53(QUICK!!!)]
[SUPER=01-Rick Kowalsky/Express Right Wing; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Mike Peron/Express Center; 1:32(QUICK!!!)]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=.....round house wrap up"]
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((STEVE MASON/SINCE TAKING OVER THE TEAM AS INTERIM HEAD COACH in LATE JANUARY TONY MACUALAY HAS POSTED A RECORD OF 8-3 AND 2, NOT BAD FOR A FORMER HIGH SCHOOL AND CANADIAN JUNIORS COACH RUNNING HIS FIRST ECHL TEAM FROM THE BENCH. HOW IS HE DOING IT? BY SHOWING RESPECT, HE HAS EARNED THE LOYALTY OF HIS PLAYERS.))
((The panic began almost immediately after Perry Florio was fired. The Express was losing one of the top young coaches in the league, not to mention one heck of a recruiter of young talent, for someone with no ECHL head coaching experience. ((JASON JAFFRAY/EXPRESS LEADING SCORER:))
The Express is playing inspired hockey, losing only three times in the teams last 13 games. ((TONY MACAULAY/EXPRESS INTERIM HEAD COACH:))
While MacAulay refuses to take credit for the teams success, the players are linking their solid play to their coach. ((RICK KOWALSKY/EXPRESS RIGHT WING:))
MacAulay's quiet confidence has even the Express veterans believing that, with the continued solid play in goal, this team could erase longtime memories of early post season exits. ((MIKE PERON/SIXTH SEASON WITH EXPRESS:))
the Express begins a four game home stand Tuesday night at the Roanoke Civic Center against Charlotte. Steve Mason Round House Wrap Up.))

[S-Florio]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-139 10038tc]
[GRAPHIC=FLORIO]


Perry Florio also is thriving as coach of the Anchorage Aces.
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[VO-NAT]

Since joining the Aces - Florio has literally willed the team out of the cellar in the West Coast Hockey League - a place the team had gotten used to inhabiting. Take a look at the before and after numbers and you can see that Florio has inspired the players as well as the fans.

This team had been in last place since October of 2001. The Anchorage fans have nicknamed Florio the "Godfather."
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[S-VHSL]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-148 13:08]
[GRAPHIC=Group A logo]


The Group A state final four will tip off three days of hoops at the Vines Center in Lynchburg on Thursday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]


Radford high's staff decided to move practice to Radford U's Dedmon Center yesterday in hopes that "big feel" of a college gym will help against George Wythe.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Cormany/Radford Head Basketball Coach; :02]
[SUPER=01-Trey Mitchell/Radford Junior Shooting Guard; :11]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=....helps us alot"]

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