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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


These pictures could be of Elizabeth Smart taken at a party last fall.
Road construction giving you road rage? How you can tell V-Dot just what you think about it.
Check this out. It's enough to make some people want to walk to work.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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((I DON'T KNOW WHAT SHE'S BEEN THROUGH. I'M SURE IT'S BEEN HELL. BUT I KNOW SHE'S PART OF THE FAMILY AND SHE'S LOVED.))

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[OUT Q=SHE'S LOVED.]
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Elizabeth Smart's father tonight just hours after his missing daughter is found.
Elizabeth is found alive with this man- a drifter who had worked at the family home.
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[SOT 21:06:34]
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((ALL CHILDREN OUT THERE DESERVE TO COME HOME THE WAY ELIZABETH CAME HOME TO US. I HOPE AND PRAY THAT CONGRESS WILL PASS THE AMBER ALERT.))
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[OUT Q=THE AMBER ALERT.]
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[Smart]


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An emotional plea from Ed Smart- who tonight told reporters Elizabeth looks healthy, and he says she's grown a lot.
It's been nine months since he last saw his little girl.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Manny /Newspath;]


But where has Elizabeth been all this time? With the latest on the story we go live to Manuel Gallegus.
[LIVE= Gallegus /FULL Newspath]
[SUPER=@gallegus1;]
[SUPER=05-Los Angeles, CA]
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[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***] ((ROLLCUE:...))
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Smart/Elizabeth's Father;]
[Super=01-Rocky Anderson/Salt Lake City Mayor;]
[SUPER=01-Rick Dinse/Salt Lake City Police Chief;]
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((THIS IS BELIEVED TO BE A RECENT PHOTO OF ELIZABETH SMART THE 15-YEAR-OLD SALT LAKE CITY GIRL, WHO WAS ABDUCTED FROM HER BEDROOM LAST JUNE. TONIGHT, SHE IS BACK WITH HER FAMILY, REPORTEDLY HEALTHY AND HAPPY. ED Smart/Elizabeths Father: SHE IS ALIVE, AND I AM SO SO THANKFUL. Rocky Anderson/Salt Lake City Mayor: ``I spoke with Ed and Lois Smart, I saw Elizabeth in their arms, she couldn't let go of her little brother. TWO WOMEN WHO CALLED POLICE LED THEM TO ELIZABETH THIS AFTERNOON. POLICE FOUND HER WALKING DOWN THE STREET IN SANDY, A NEARBY SUBURB OF SALT LAKE. THEY SAY SHE WAS WITH A DRIFTER, BRIAN DAVID MITCHELL AND ANOTHER WOMAN, WANDA BARZEE. BOTH ARE IN POLICE CUSTODY. MITCHELL WAS HIRED BY THE SMARTS TO WORK ON THEIR ROOF ONCE IN NOVEMBER OF 1991. JUST LAST MONTH, ELIZABETHS PARENTS LAUNCHED A NEW REWARD FOR MITCHELL AS THEIR NUMBER ONE SUSPECT. Chief Rick Dinse/Salt Lake City Police: Yes we are convinced that she was kidnapped. POLICE ADD, THEY FOUND ELIZABETH WEARING A WIG AND A VEIL OVER HER FACE, LIKE THIS ONE. THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN IN OCTOBER AT A PARTY JUST BLOCKS FROM SMART FAMILY HOME. PEOPLE AT THE PARTY SAY MITCHELL CALLED ELIZABETH HIS DAUGHTER. Party attender:
"Didn't seem like she was trying to motion to me to try to get away. So it seems kind of odd." STAND-UP-BRIDGE POLICE SAY IT APPEARS ELIZABETH TRAVELED AROUND THE COUNTRY WITH MITCHELL, CAMPING AT TIMES IN THE DESERT. BUT TONIGHT THE SEARCH IS OVER. THE PUBLIC WILL LIKELY HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW BEFORE THEY GET THEIR FIRST GLIMPSE OF ELIZABETH. HER FAMILY IS FINALLY SPENDING THE EVENING ALL TOGETHER. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS.))
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[Bland-Cattle]


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60 cattle have died on a Bland County farm.
Now sheriffs deputies and the health department are investigating.
Sheriff Melvin Cox says it appears the animals died of starvation, but he said one of the carcasses has been sent to a department of health lab for testing.
Cox said there are between 50 and 60 cattle still alive on the farm, but they look like they're starving. He says their ribs are visible and they are unsteady on their feet.
He says it's likely the owner will face criminal charges.
The owner told investigators that the cattle died from eating laurel.

[Wilder]


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[WRITER=mmu]
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Former Governor Doug Wilder says he is not happy with Virginia Tech's decision to change its affirmative action policy.
But that is not the only thing that's bothering him.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Wilder says he has grave problems with the Board of Visitor's move to eliminate race as a factor when considering new students.
He says he is equally concerned that veterans will no longer receive special consideration.
But his harshest criticism was of Governor Mark Warner for remaining silent on the issue.
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[SOT 14:55:13]
[IN Q=WHAT'S THE POSITION]

((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: WHAT'S THE POSITION OF THE GOVERNOR ON THIS VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE? IS THERE SOMETHING TO BE SAID ABOUT IT? I'M QUITE CERTAIN IT WILL BE BUT WHEN?))
[SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor]
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[OUT Q=IT WILL BE BUT WHEN.]
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[VO-NAT]


A Warner spokesman today said that the governor is out of state on vacation and has not been briefed on Monday's action by the Board.
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[Tech-Policy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=myr]
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Virginia Tech says, legally, it had no choice but to remove its affirmative action policy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]

Officials say the decision is based on an accord made two years ago between the state and federal government.
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[SOT 28:33]
[IN Q=WHICH BASICALLY]

((LARRY HINCKER/VT SPOKESPERSON; WHICH BASICALLY SAID THAT WE NO LONGER NOT ONLY MUST, BUT WE NO LONGER CAN HAVE REMEDIAL PROGRAMS TO CORRECT PAST ACTIONS OF DISCRIMINATION 28:48))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesperson; ]
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[VO-NAT]

Despite the explanation, Tech's student government association says it plans to sue the university, for removing sexual orientation from the new policy. While, the policy says it won't discriminate IN FAVOR of certain groups, it also says it won't discriminate AGAINST them either. But, the university says sexual orientation is not legally protected under law, therefore it has the right not to include it.
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[Dashboard]


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[WRITER=mmu]
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Have a word or two to share with Virginia's Department of Transportation?
Or do you want to check the status of road construction in your area?
Now you can do both with just a click of your mouse.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Starting today, Virginians can find up-to-date information on all of the state's highway projects on V-DOT's website.
It's called the Dashboard.
By using it, the public can find out what projects are on-schedule and on budget and which ones aren't.
It also allows citizens to send email messages directly to V-DOT officials.
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[SOT 13:31:36]
[IN Q=I EXPECT US TO GET A LOT]

((PHILIP SHUCET/VDOT COMMISSIONER: I EXPECT US TO GET A LOT OF FEEDBACK. I THINK CITIZENS HAVE PROBABLY BEEN WAITING FOR YEARS TO BE ABLE TO GET FEEDBACK DIRECTLY TO ANY PUBLIC AGENCY.))
[SUPER=01-Philip Shucet/VDOT Commissioner]
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[OUT Q=TO ANY PUBLIC AGENCY.]
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Officials say Dashboard will help the agency become more accountable.
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[Patrick-Hospital]


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Rescue squads members in Patrick County say they will fight to keep the emergency room open at their local hospital.
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[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.;]

They're worried the prospective buyer of bankrupt R-J Reynolds-Patrick County Hospital may shut down the E-R. A purchase deal isn't final yet because it has to be approved by a bankruptcy judge, but the County's Board of Supervisors and medical workers say they haven't been given any details about what changes may happen at the hospital if the sale goes through.
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[IN Q=WE PROVIDE]

((DR. DIANE ROWELL/ER PHYSICIAN; WE PROVIDE EXCELLENT MEDICAL CARE AND I'D BE CONCERNED THAT WE WOULD BE AT A LOSS HERE IF WE LOST IT THERE WOULD BE LIVES LOST LITERALLY.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Diane Rowell/ER Physician; ]
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E-M-Ts say the loss of the E-R would be life threatening for critical patients that would have to travel to Martinsville for care and that ambulance service in the County would be hurt. The hospital says it can't comment while negotiations are underway but a member of the Hospital's Board of Trustees says an E-R is guaranteed for five-years in the sale agreement with the prospective buyer.
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[Lewis-Gale]


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Another local hospital is giving Virginia Western Community College a major gift.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Lewis Gale Medical Center plans to give the college one million dollars in cash and half a million dollars in services over the next five years.
The gift will allow Virginia Western to expand its allied health programs.
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[IN Q=This will allow us to double the size]

((ROBERT SANDEL/VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRES.; THIS WILL ALLOW US TO DOUBLE THE SIZE OF OUR NURSING PROGRAMS THAT MEANS RN, LPN AN INCREASE THE RADIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM BY ABOUT 30-PERCENT))
[SUPER=01-Robert Sandel/Virginia Western Community College Pres.; ]
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Lewis-Gale believes partnering with Virginia Western will make an impact on the nursing shortage in the region.
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[IN Q=Virginia Western is the local provider]

((JAMES THWEATT/CEO LEWIS-GALE MEDICAL CTR.; VIRGINIA WESTERN IS THE LOCAL PROVIDER OF THE MAJORITY OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS IN THIS COMMUNITY SO WE FELT THAT IT WAS A NATURAL FIT FOR US TO PARTNER WITH THEM))
[SUPER=01-James Thweatt/Lewis-Gale Medical Ctr. CEO; ]
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[VO-NAT]


85-Percent of Virginia Western's graduates stay and work in the region.
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[CA-Gas]


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You may be paying a lot for gas here in Virginia, but it could be a lot worse.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-El Cajon, CA]


Californians are already paying the highest prices in the nation.
One station in (El Ca-hone) El Cajon caused a stir today by charging 3.19 a gallon for regular self-serve unleaded gas.
Power plus jumped to 3. 79 and power premium rose to a whopping 4.29 a gallon.
A manager at the Texaco station said he didn't know why the price was more than a dollar a gallon higher than the station across the street.
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The U-S wants a decision on Iraq by the end of the week.
The latest developments when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And illegal dumping turns a creek into a stream of fruit juice.
We'll explain.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the ACC unveils its greatest athletes of all-time. Cave Spring leads the charge as several local teams look for state basketball titles starting tomorrow. Steve Mason checks in from Radford with hometown hoops weekly, and Elliott gets ready for a milestone tonight on the Big 7.))

[Iraq]


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It now looks like the U-S is going to push for a Security Council vote on Iraq Friday.
President Bush is spending a lot of time lobbying fellow leaders for a resolution backing force, while troops prepare in Kuwait
Chris Lawrence reports.
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[SUPER=03-Northern Kuwait; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lawrence/CBS News; :14]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Gen. Buster Glosson/U. S. Air Force, Ret.; :34]
[SUPER=@Fleischer; :53]
[Super=01-Tony Blair/British Prime Minister; 1:19]
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((AMERICAN AND BRITISH TROOPS MINGLED AT A MARINE BASE IN NORTHERN KUWAIT A SHORT BREAK FROM THE SERIOUS WORK TO BE DONE. MARINES ON THE FIRING RANGE MADE FINAL ADJUSTMENTS TO THEIR WEAPONS ... AND PREPARED TO MOVE NORTH IF ORDERED TO INVADE IRAQ. CHRIS LAWRENCE/KUWAIT: "As American troops continue to train, the weather will not let up. Tonight...another dust storm...but it's not the first." IN KUWAIT CITY RESIDENTS TRIED TO SHIELD THEIR FACES FROM THE SAND. IN THE DESERT, THE SANDSTORM SWEPT THROUGH U.S. CAMPS -- BLINDING SOLDIERS AND BATTERING THEIR EQUIPMENT. AND CONDITIONS WILL ONLY GET WORSE. LT. GEN. BUSTER GLOSSON (RET.)/U.S. AIR FORCE:"For anybody to pretend that sitting in that desert for another two or three weeks or a month is not going to be significant, they're just not being honest." THE WHITE HOUSE HOPES IT WONT HAVE TO WAIT THAT LONG. PRESIDENT BUSH WANTS THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL TO AUTHORIZE AN ATTACK. HE'S BEEN CALLING WORLD LEADERS PERSONALLY AND ENCOURAGING THEM TO VOTE FOR THE RESOLUTION. ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN:"The president is going the last mile for diplomacy. We shall see if the other nations on the Security Council are willing to entertain the last mile." BRITISH PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR WANTS THE RESOLUTION TO INCLUDE SPECIFIC DEMANDS, SUCH AS IRAQ'S IMMEDIATE DESTRUCTION OF CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL AGENTS ... THE ELIMINATION OF BANNED MISSILES ... AND A TELEVISED ADDRESS BY SADDAM HUSSEIN ... RENOUNCING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. TONY BLAIR/BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: "What we are looking at is whether we can set out a very clear set of tests for Iraq to meet." IT'S STILL NOT CLEAR WHEN THERE WILL BE A SECURITY COUNCIL VOTE -- BUT THE U.S. WANTS ONE SOON -- OR IT MIGHT NOT WAIT FOR AN ANSWER. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT.))

[Serbia-Assassination]


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U-S Officials say he will be remembered as a man who brought democracy to Serbia.
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[Vo-Nat 21.5]
[Super=03-Belgrade, Yugoslavia;]


Prime Minister Zoran (Gin-jich) was killed today- assassinated by gunfire outside the Belgrade Government Compelx.
(JIHN-jihch) was rushed to a Belgrade hospital but died within a few hours.
[Super=04-File Tape;]


The 50 year old was a key leader in the revolt that toppled Slobodan Milosovic in 2000.
A State Department spokesman tonight read a statement from Secretary of State Colin Powell.
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((RICHARD BOUCHER/STATE DEPT. SPOKESMAN: PRIME MINISTER DJINDJIC'S FEARLESS LEADERSHIP WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN ENDING THE TERRIBLE AND DESPOTIC REGIME OF SLOBODAN MILOSOVIC AND PEACEFULLY RESTORING DEMOCRATIC RULE.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Boucher/State Dept. Spokesman;]
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[Vo-Nat 10 plus pad ]
(Gin-jich) and his government had recently been working to stamp out organized crime which flourished during Milosevic's rule.
Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing.
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[Children-Killed]


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Two parents from Brownsville Texas are under arrest, accused of decapitating their three children.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brownsville, TX]


One body was found decapitated on a bed, the other two were stuffed in a plastic garbage bag.
The children, all under four years old, were found in a downtown apartment after a couple flagged down police and reported the crime.
Police describe the scene as a bloody mess.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=TWO YEARS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT ]

((CARLOS GARCIA/BROWNSVILLE POLICE CHIEF-TWENTY-TWO YEARS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND IT'S HARD TO SEE SOMETHING LIKE THIS. I WAS ABLE ONLY TO SEE THE ONE-YEAR OLD CHILD THAT WAS AT THE FOOT OF THE BED DECAPITATED. I DID NOT TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY OR THE COURAGE TO EVEN TAKE A LOOK AT THE OTHER 2 CHILDREN THAT WERE IN THE PLASTIC BAG))
[SUPER=01-Carlos Garcia/Brownsville Police Chief]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say Angela Camacho and John Rubio are being held without bond.
Camacho is the mother of all three children. Rubio is her common law husband and the father of the youngest child.
Police think the children have been dead since Monday night.
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[Meat-Recall]


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Some ground beef sold at Kroger is being recalled because it may be contaminated with E-coli.
The beef came from an American Foods Group plant in Ohio on January 24th.
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[TAKE FS PINNACLE]
The recall includes ground beef in one, two and three pound foam trays AND ground hamburger patties.
The ground beef has the code numbers 3-0-2-4 and 3-0-2-5 under the Kroger label.
Customers can return it to the store for a refund.
American Foods has set up a customer hotline at 1 - 800 - 829 - 2838.
Health officials say there have been no local cases of E-coli infection.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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How long will the spring-like weather last?
Robin Reed will let us know in a few minutes.
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[VO-NAT]


Next stop-- the bottom of the ocean.
50 subway cars take their final journey off Virginia's coast. They hope to get some new passengers on the way down.
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[Commercial]

[Juice]


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An Indiana creek has been running red.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN]


It wasn't hazardous waste.. but G-I Joe fruit juice concentrate that caused the problem.
The Deflect-O Corporation is accused of dumping more than two thousand gallons of concentrate into city sewers.
The juice eventually found its way into a creek.
The city of Indianiapolis is considering whether to seek penalties against the company for violating a local ordinance.
The president of the company says he expects to pay fines that amount to at least six figures.
Officials have not found any environmental damage from the dumping.
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[Subway-Reef]


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It may look like something fishy but it's really not.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach;]


And the fish may actually like it.
50 former cars from the Big Apple Subway are dropped into the Atlantic Ocean today off Virginia Beach.
The old Redbird cars will become an artificial reef.
It will host a variety of aquatic life and should also become a popular destination for scuba divers.
The artificial reef is expected to last about 25 years.
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[S-Extra]


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The ACC names its greatest athletes of all-time. Pete Gillen sounds off before the start of the ACC tournament. Plus, we'll get you set for the opening of the state final four in high school hoops tomorrow. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

when Bill Elliott climbs behind the wheel of his Dodge this weekend in Darlington he will join some mighty fast company. Elliott will be making his 700th career Winston Cup Start this coming Sunday. Only Richard Petty, Bobby Allison, Darrell Waltrip, Dave Marcis, Ricky Rudd and Terry Labonte have accomplished that feat.
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[go to scores]
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[SUPER=0096-j/Utah/111//Orlando/108//Karl Malone - 40 Points/j/San Antonio/111//Minnesota/99///;]
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[SUPER=0096-j/Philadelphia/96//Indiana/93///j/Boston/93//New Orleans/65///;]
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[SUPER=0096-j/Detroit/111//L.A. Lakers/88///j/Memphis/124//Chicago/95///;]
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[SUPER=0122-j/Greenville/78//Roanoke/72//Dazzle Now 23-and-22/;]
[SUPER=x5012;]
[SUPER=0095-j/High Point/7//Virginia Tech/5///j/Ferrum/12//Bluefield/3//Panthers 12-and-0/;]
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[OUTCUE=last score."]
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-139 10129tc]
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The ACC is celebrating its 50th anniversary all school year long and last night at a gala in Greensboro the conference unveiled its top 10 athletes of all time. Not surprisingly, Michael Jordan is the top male, soccer queen Mia Hamm is the top woman.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1983;]

The Virginia Cavaliers placed two players on the lists. Ralph Sampson was voted the 6th greatest male athlete in conference history, behind Arnold Palmer, but ahead of Tim Duncan and Lawrence Taylor.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD ACC]

UVa's Dawn Staley was voted the third greatest female athlete behind only Hamm and Marion Jones.

[S-East]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-140 10439]
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The Tech men had hoped to get to New York and make some upsetting noise in the Big East tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN; :00]

St. John's did just that this afternoon in the opening round by eliminating Notre Dame. St. John's led by 21 points and halftime and by 23 at one point. But Notre Dame almost got the game to overtime.
[SUPER=33-St. John's/83/Notre Dame/80;]

But the shot of the buzzer rims out and St. John's advances to the quarterfinals to meet Boston College with an 83-to-80 win.
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[S-Wythe]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The final four in Single A high school hoops is set for tomorrow at the Vines center.
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[GO TO GROUP A PINNACLE] Altavista faces defending state champ Nandua in the opener at three, and then George Wythe meets Radford in the other semi-finals around 5pm.
The Maroons beat the Bobcats in the Region C championship.
[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!]
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[SUPER=01-Al Copenhaver/George Wythe Basketball Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=.....things that we do well"]
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
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[GRAPHIC=group a hoops]


That Radford-George Wythe semi-final is going to be special in more ways than one. And if you're lucky enough to see the game in person today check out Radford junior guard Neal Manor. Steve Mason tells us how he has overcome and inspired in this edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Daleville/Region C Tournament; :27]
[SUPER=01-Rick Cormany/Radford Boys' Basketball Coach; :40]
[SUPER=01-Neal Manor/Radford Junior Guard; :48]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :57]
[SUPER=01-Trey Mitchell/Radford Shooting Guard; 1:40]
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[OUT Q=.....hometown hoops weekly"]
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((STEVE MASON:))
((Perhaps no other player on the Radford roster has more determination and work ethic than Neal Manor. And while Manor is not a key starter, his 12 minutes and four points a game have been crucial in the Bobcats success. ((:)) With an underdeveloped left arm that does not allow him to go to is left, he has to out hustle his opponent. Manor has adapted so well, his handicap often goes unnoticed. ((:)) ((:))
The straight A student not only accepts his disability but embraces the opportunity to encourage other handicap kids who doubt themselves.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
BOARDS

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The Cave Spring Knights meet Graham in the second Group 2-A semifinal in the night session tomorrow in Lynchburg.

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The Knights have taken the double A ranks by storm after winning the Triple A crown a season ago. Last year, J.J. Redick was the only double digit scorer, but Billy Hicks now has a much more balanced and diverse offensive attack.
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Finally this morning we wrap things up with good news for those of us 40ish folks.
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One of the new stars in the NBA - Tracy McGrady threw down 32 points tonight for the Orlando Magic in their home game with Utah. But the man was Karl Malone. The "Mailman" - who turns 40 this July 24th - became just the second player in NBA history to reach the 36 thousand career point mark. Malone delivered a game high 40 last night on rookie Drew Goodun -
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who last night was a "Bad-un." Utah 111 and Orlando 108. (------------)