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Coming up on News 7-
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President Bush sets a Monday deadline for Iraq to disarm. A live report from Kuwait is just ahead. Experts remain baffled by a mysterious and deadly respiratory illness.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Plus, find out which area basketball teams are headed to the N-C-double-A tournament. News 7 is next.

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[sot OFF THE ALEEN 5:45 PKG ]
[in q=THE CARDS ]

((THE CARDS HAVE BEEN PLAYED AND WE JUST HAVE TO TAKE ANY ASSESSMENT AFTER TOMORROW TO SEE WHAT THAT CARD MEANT.))
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[OUT Q= WHAT THAT CARD MEANT.]
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[vo-nat] President Bush leaves no doubt that the time for U-N wrangling is over. Meanwhile, hundreds gather on the Virginia Tech campus to voice their opposition to the growing possibility of war.
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[SOT 7:28:48 ALEX TAPE]
[IN Q=WE FEAR ]

((WE FEAR OUR EFFORTS ARE IN VAIN, BUT WE'VE GOT TO MAKE THEM ANYWAY.))
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[OUT Q=MAKE THEM ANYWAY.]
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[anchor=Teresa]
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Iraq]


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President Bush says the U-N Security Council must decide tomorrow if it'll back the use of force to disarm Iraq. The ultimatum came today following a meeting between Bush and the prime ministers of Britain, Spain and Portugal who say time is up for Saddam Hussein.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Teresa & Chris /Newspath;]

Chris Lawrence is live in Kuwait City and joins us now with more on today's developments.
[LIVE= Chris /FULL Newspath]
[SUPER=@Lawrence1;]
[SUPER=05-Kuwait City]
(adlib)

[ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lajes, Azores Islands; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony Blair/British Prime Minister; ]
[SUPER=01-Jacques Chirac/French President; ]
[SUPER=01-Lance Cpl. Phillip Smith/U. S. Marine Corps]
[SUPER=01-Lance Cpl. Kusik/U. S. Marine Corps]
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[OUT Q= anytime they want]

((WORLD LEADERS NOW HAVE A DEADLINE TO AGREE AND IT EXPIRES IN 24 HOURS.
(SOT: Bush)

13:33:20 We concluded that tomorrow is a moment of truth for the world//by supporting the immediate and unconditional disarmament of Saddam Hussein. PRESIDENT BUSH ISSUED THE ULTIMATUM DURING A SUMMIT IN THE AZORES ISLANDS. SO WHEN THE U-N MEETS MONDAY THERE MAY BE AN ACTUAL VOTE BUT DEFINITELY NO MORE DELAY.
(SOT: Tony Blair/British Prime Minister)

13:57:28 We cannot simply go back to the security Council for this discussion to be superseded by that discussion to be superseded by another. IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ON CBS 60 MINUTES, FRENCH PRESIDENT JACQUES CHIRAC SAID HE'D ACCEPT A 30-DAY DEADLINE.
(SOT: Jacques Chirac/French President)

19:05:14 We just feel that there is another option, another way, a less dramatic way than war.
(nat up of saddam)

IN IRAQ SADDAM HUSSEIN THREATENED TO STRIKE BACK ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD AND DIVIDED HIS COUNTRY INTO FOUR MILITARY DISTRICTS READY FOR WAR.
(quick nat driving in car)

IN KUWAIT AMERICAN TROOPS ARE MOVING INTO FINAL POSITIONS CLOSER TO THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE WITH IRAQ.
(SOT: CHRIS LAWRENCE/DEMILITARIZED ZONE)

As the pace for war picks up diplomatically, you can see the change here at the marine camp as well ..as supplies are loaded up, ready to go. BAGHDAD ASKED THE U-N TO ORDER ITS TROOPS BACK TO THEIR POSTS AND ACCUSED AMERICAN TROOPS OF BREACHING THE DMZ AS A PRELUDE TO WAR.
(SOT: LANCE CPL. PHILLIP SMITH/USMC, OKLAHOMA)

I think the anticipation of what's gonna happen is worse. That's the worst thing, not knowing. SO THEY WAIT AND WONDER IF SADDAM MIGHT STRIKE FIRST.
(LANCE CPL. KUSIK/USMC)

You think to yourself, man I'm sitting here in Kuwait, the enemy's right around the corner. They can drop bombs anytime they want.))
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[Peace-Vigil]


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As President Bush flew home from the Azores, anti-war protesters held hundreds of vigils across the East Coast.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


As many as 300 people showed up for a vigil on the Virginia Tech campus tonight... one of many held across Southwest and Central Virginia.
They lit candles at 7 o-clock.
Many protestors said they feared action in Iraq would lead to a backlash against the U-S.
Others believe there must be more world support for a war.
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[SOT 12:08:45 Rich Tape]
[IN Q=I think Saddam]

((SARAH DAWSON/PEACE PROTESTOR; I THINK SADDAM NEEDS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE, BUT IT'S TOO SOON. WE'RE RACING INTO IT AND STILL DON'T HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE WORLD.)) ((TOM DAWSON/PEACE PROTESTOR; I COME FROM A MILITARY FAMILY MYSELF, SO I HAVE PARTICULAR EMPATHY TOWARDS ANYBODY WHO'S GOING TO BE PUT IN A WAR SITUSTION, BUT IT'S JUST WAY TOO SOON.)) ((SARAH BELCHER/PEACE PROTESTOR; THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE DEMOCRACY IN ACTION. IT'S FRUSTRATING BECAUSE I DON'T FEEL LIKE ANY OF MY ELECTED LEADERS ARE REPRESENTING MY VIEWS.))
[SUPER=01-Sarah Dawson/Peace Protester; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Dawson/Peace Protester; :07]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Belcher/Peace Protester; :16]
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[OUT Q=representing my views.]
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[VO-NAT]


Some 5000 vigils were planned in 120 countries.
The first took place in New Zealand.
Most were organized over the Internet.
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[Kuwait-Baptism]


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Water is precious in the desert.
But an army chaplain poured out cases of it recently to bring two soldiers into Christianity in the land of Islam.
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Two soldiers from a Patriot Missile battery decided to profess their faith and place their lives in God's hands.


The unit's chaplain set to work creating a makeshift baptismal pool.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Water's a]

((CAPT. SCOTT KOEMAN/CHAPLAIN; WATER'S A VALUABLE THING OUT HERE TO BE DRINKING. AT THE SAME TIME I DON'T TAKE LIGHTLY THE SERIOUSNESS OF A SOLDIER WHEN THEY WANT TO GIVE THEIR LIFE TO CHRIST TO BE BAPTIZED.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Scott Koeman/Chaplain]
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[OUT Q=to be baptized.]
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[VO-NAT]


A dozen soldiers held a makeshift service.
Then, still in their combat boots, Sergeant Lewis Baldrich and Specialist James Kiel stepped into the baptismal for full immersion.
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[Giles-Search]


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Authorities in Giles County have called off the search for two men whose boat capsized in the New River.
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[VO-NAT 02-50 tc 1:58:33]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./Thursday; ]

Crews spent much of the day looking for the men. Relatives identify the two as 50- year old John Wagner of Roanoke and 36- year old Ty Hodges of Vinton. The men disappeared more than a week ago. Searchers have been concentrating their efforts around the Ripplemead bridge.
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[Accidents]


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One person was killed and four others hurt in an accident in Montgomery County this afternoon.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
It happened around 1:45 on Route 11 when a pickup hit a Ford Explorer head-on.
One person was killed, another airlifted from Montgomery Regional Hospital and three others treated for injuries that weren't life-threatening.
Deputies are not releasing any names until family members can be notified.
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Meanwhile, five people were hurt in an accident this afternoon on Route 811 in Bedford County.
None of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening.

[Drug-Bust]


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State police will release more details tomorrow on a major drug bust in the area. According to a press release from the Salem office-- troopers seized more than two- million dollars in drugs after pulling over a tractor trailer. Two people were also arrested. A press conference is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.

[Liberty-Bridge]


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The Monday morning commute will bring a major change to motorists in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Weather permitting, the Liberty Road bridge over Interstate 581 will be closed for repairs beginning tomorrow.
No traffic will be allowed on the bridge during the closure so motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes.
The sidewalk, however, on the south side of the bridge will remain open for pedestrians.
V-DOT plans to shut down some lanes on 581 but only during nighttime hours.
The project is expected to be completed by late May.
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[Heart-Center]


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Residents in southside can take heart. A new multi million dollar heart center is about to open its doors in Danville. Justin McLeod tells us how the facility will end up saving time, money and lives.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brad Sexauer/Danville Regional Health System; :07]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Henry Tripp/Cardiovascular Surgeon; :31]
[SUPER=@justin1; :48]
[SUPER=01-Billie Boaze/Danville Resident; 1:14]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Danville]

((((NAT SOUND OF RIBBON CUTTING 1, 2, 3 AT 12:37))
It is a ribbon cutting that has been years in the making.
[SOT 1:59]
[IN Q=We've been in the planning]

((BRAD SEXAUER/DANVILLE REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM: WE'VE BEEN IN THE PLANNING STAGES THREE OR FOUR YEARS FOR THIS PROGRAM SO WE'RE REALLY EXCITED, FINALLY IS HAPPENING.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=is happening]


What has happened is the new 7 million dollar Heart Center of the Piedmont.
Construction began last April and was recently completed here at the Danville Regional Medical Center.
The result is an 8,000 square feet facility that will house several surgical services including two operating rooms.

[SOT 1:47:13]
[IN Q=We'll basically be]

((DR. HENRY TRIPP/CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON: WE'LL BASICALLY BE DOING OPEN HEART SURGERY PRETTY MUCH THE GAMIT THE PROCEDURES THAT ARE DONE.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=that are done]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF VIDEO))
The procedures are needed.
Danville and the surrounding area has twice the statewide average of cardiac diseases.
[SOT 1:41:05]
[IN Q=It is estimated that]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: IT IS ESTIMATED THAT ANYWHERE BETWEEN 300 AND 600 PEOPLE HERE IN SOUTHSIDE NEED SOME SORT OF HEART PROCEDURE IN A TYPICAL YEAR. IN THE PAST, THAT USUALLY MEANT A TRIP DOWN TO DUKE. SO WHAT DANVILLE HAS DONE IS BASICALLY BROUGHT DUKE HERE TO SOUTHSIDE.)) [Runs14]
[OUT Q=here to southside]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF TOUR, DOCTOR TALKING?))
The partnership works like this.
Danville Regional provides the space, Duke provides the surgeon.
For patients, it is a chance to have access to treatment closer to home.
[SOT 1:50:57]
[IN Q=I'm just so thankful]

((BILLIE BOAZE/DANVILLE RESIDENT: I'M JUST SO THANKFUL THAT THEY HAVE THIS HERE NOW BECAUSE IT COULD HAPPEN TO ME AGAIN AND I WOULD BE HERE IN MY HOMETOWN.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=in my hometown]


She is not alone.
The center expects to perform more than 150 open heart procedures in its first year, proving the heart of the piedmont does beat a little stronger.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Danville. ))
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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One area school system may have to choose between final exams and the S-O-L's.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And they spent two weeks on the job and walked more than 170 miles.
But these area forestry workers weren't looking for fires, they were searching for pieces of Columbia.
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[Sports-preview]


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[OUT Q=in sports."]

((Hey, folks, Travis Wells in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Tech Women find out their post season destination. JJ Redick hangs 30 on the Wolfpack and Duke is King of the ACC. The Dazzle makes a late playoff push and Ricky Craven trades paint with Kurt Busch to win in Darlington. All that and more coming up in sports.))

[Forest-Rangers]


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It's been more than a month since the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart and NASA still isn't sure what caused the disaster. But as Jennifer Wishon reports, some local men may have helped solve the mystery, by searching for debris.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :13]
[SUPER=01-Seth Miller/Virginia Department of Forestry; :32]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; :42]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke]

((On February First America awoke to pictures of the Space Shuttle Columbia falling from the sky. In the days since NASA has been collecting and reassembling the pieces of the shuttle to try and determine what went wrong.
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[SOT 17:18:59]
[IN Q=That's the kind]

((THAT'S THE KIND OF CREW WE HAVE, THEY EVEN GET MY BAGS FOR ME.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=bags for me]

That kind of crew consists of 20 firefighters from the Virginia Department of Forestry. They touched down in Roanoke Saturday night after spending two weeks in Texas searching for shuttle debris. Roanoke native Seth Miller led the group.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:15:40]
[IN Q=Over the fourteen]

((SETH MILLER/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY: OVER THE FOURTEEN DAY PERIOD WE WALKED A TOTAL OF ABOUT 171 MILES, SO IT WAS CONSTANTLY, YOU WOULD GRID FROM ONE SIDE BUMP DOWN GRID BACK AND WE WERE COVERING FORTY TO SIXTY ACRES.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=to sixy acres]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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[SOT 12:45:10]
[IN Q=It's currently wildfire]

((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: IT'S CURRENTLY WILDFIRE SEASON IN VIRGINIA AND ANY OTHER TIME THE DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ABLE TO AFFORD TO LET THE FIREFIGHTERS LEAVE THE STATE, BUT THANKS TO THE WET WINTER WE'VE HAD THE DEPARTMENT FELT IT COULD OPERATE WITH A REDUCED STAFF.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=a reduced staff]

While wet weather allowed the crew to take the trip it also made their jobs more difficult in Texas.
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[SOT 17:15:12]
[IN Q=The weather in]

((THE WEATHER IN EAST TEXAS WAS PRETTY COLD. IT WAS HIGH 20'S LOW 30'S AND SLEETING, REALLY COLD WEATHER, AND WE STILL HAD TO GO OUT AND DO OUR GRIDING AND DO OUR WALKING.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=do our walking]

And the cold wasn't the only element the group had to battle.
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[SOT 17:12:12]
[IN Q=It was pretty rough]

((JOHN WILLOUGHBY/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY: IT WAS PRETTY ROUGH. I MEAN IT WAS ROUGH TERRAIN - I MEAN NOT ROUGH TERRAIN, BUT IT WAS A LOT OF BRIARS A LOT OF THICKETS.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=everything else you can name]

The work was hard, but the men say they were happy to serve their country.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:16:49]
[IN Q=You see all the national]

((YOU SEE ALL THE NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS AND ALL THE RESERVISTS BEING CALLED UP AND EVERYONE HEADING TO THE MIDDLE EAST AND I JUST THINK THE LEAST WE CAN DO IS SERVE OUR COUNTRY HERE WHILE ALL THE TROOPS ARE OVERSEAS WE MIGHT AS WELL PICK UP THE SLACK AND DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO HERE ON THE HOME FRONT.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=on the homefront]

There are currently three astronauts in space at the International Space Station. These men can feel proud that they helped collect pieces of a puzzle to help bring the astronauts back home safely.
Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Bedford-Budget]


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It's budget time again and some school systems are in better shape than others.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


For example, Bedford County's proposed budget is more than 79-million dollars.
That is a nearly three percent increase over last year but the school system is not asking for any increase in local aid from the county.
School administrators also believe teachers deserve a one- point- six- percent raise.
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[SOT 16:03]
[IN Q=It would be hard]

((JIM BLEVINS/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: IT WOULD BE HARD FOR US TO CONTINUE TO RETAIN TEACHERS ARE GOOD TEACHERS AND CERTAINLY WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR EMPLOYEES ARE TREATED FAIRLY.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Blevins/Bedford Co. Superintendent of Schools]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=treated fairly]
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[VO-NAT]


The school board is expected to have the budget done by mid-April.
The board will also vote soon on whether to cancel final exams for high school students.
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[anchor=Teresa]
[ss=None]


There is concern there are not enough days remaining in the school year to give both the exams and Standards of Learning tests.
The problem arose from students missing 17 school days because of snow.

[Mystery-Illness]


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Federal health officials are continuing to analyze a mysterious pneumonia- like illness.
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[VO-NAT 20:26:02]

So far, the illness known as "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome" has killed nine people and infected more than 150- people ... mostly in Asian countries. Officials say they are most concerned about the illness being spread by travelers, so they're handing out information cards to passengers returning from parts of Asia.
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[SOT first bite in the pkg]
[IN Q=THE CONCERN ]

((DR. RONALD PRIMAS/TRAVEL MEDICINE EXPERT; THE CONCERN IS THAT NUMBER ONE WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THE ORGANISM IS, NUMBER TWO, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE INCUBATION PERIOD IS.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Ronald Primas/Travel Medicine Expert; ]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=PERIOD IS.]
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[VO-NAT]

No cases have been identified in the U-S, although the C-D-C has received calls about potential cases that are being investigated.
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[Tease2]
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[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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Was Elizabeth Smart brainwashed?
Find out what her grandparents think next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And some locally-made robots and their student creators could soon be headed to a national competition.
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[Commercial]

[Smart-Church]


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Elizabeth Smart's family says she was brainwashed and robbed of free will during her nine-month kidnapping.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT]


That's the message her grandparents and uncle delivered to a Morman church service today.
Now that Elizabeth is back, churchgoers were asked to be patient and sensitive as she gradually returns to her old life.
The Sunday message brought many to tears.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm overjoyed]

((ROSS AGUIRRE/CHURCH MEMBER; I'M OVERJOYED, I PRAYED FOR ELIZABETH EVERY DAY. AND I MEAN EVERY DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Ross Aguirre/Church Member]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q= every day (second ref.) ]
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[VO-NAT]


A church bishop said despite anything that may have happened, the teen is "pure before the Lord.''
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[Robots]


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Students at one area school will find out this week whether they'll compete for a national championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/March 7]


The Halifax County High School robotics team recently finished second at the east coast regional robotics competition.
They were up against 61 teams from New York to South Carolina.
The team hopes to now compete at the national competition next month in Houston.
Out of the 24 regional competitions, the teams that place first automatically head to nationals.
A number of second place teams will also be selected and Halifax County could be one of them.
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[S-Extra]


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Tonight in sports, we'll get you set for all the March Madness on both the men's and the women's side, the Dazzle makes a playoff push, and Ricky Craven nips Kurt Busch by the slimmest of margins in Darlington, but first in tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Palm Beach Gardens, FL/ABC Sports; :00]


Justin Leonard took the lead from Davis Love the Third on the 15th hole of the Honda Classic and picked up a one stroke win. Leonard a 5-under 67 and finished the tournament at 24 under par.
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[S-ACC]


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[GRAPHIC=ACC Tourney]


Twenty years ago this weekend, N.C. State won the ACC Tournament and went on to win the national title. Just last season, the Pack was embarrassed by 30 points against Duke in the ACC Final. Today, State got a shot at redemption against the Devils.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Raycom-JP; :00]


Duke was gunning for an unprecedented 5th straight tourney title.
But the Wolfpack had other ideas. Josh Powell scored 26 points this afternoon. First he cleans the glass for the putback and the foul.
Then a little later, Powell steps outside and buries the three from the top. State led by 15 midway thru the second half.
But JJ Redick came to life and led a late Duke charge. Redick scored 30 points, including 23 in the final 10 minutes of the game.
[SUPER=33-N.C. State/77/Duke/84/;]

He nailed five of ten from behind the arc and grabbed four rebounds as Duke is king of the ACC again, beating NC State 84 to 77.
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[SUPER=01-J.J. Redick/Scored 30 Points vs. N.C. State; :03]
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[OUT Q=I'm speechless."]
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[GRAPHIC=ACC #6163]
For their efforts, Duke will be seeded third in the West Region of the NCAA's and will face #14 Colorado State in

the first round in Salt Lake City. As for State, the Wolfpack is the 8 seed in the East and will get number 9 California. Wake Forest is the Number 2 seed in the South and will face East Tennessee State, while Maryland is seeded 6th in the South. The Terps draw UNC-Wilmington in the opener.

[S-NIT]


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The Virginia Cavaliers are headed to the NIT with a record of 15 and 15. UVA will welcome the Brown University Bears to U-Hall for a 7-30 tip on Wednesday night. The Ivy Leaguers come in with a record of 17 and 11.

[S-Tech]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-143 TC4131]
[GRAPHIC=Women's Final Four]


To the women's side where Virginia Tech found out its post season destination this afternoon. Bonnie Henrickson and company will make their 4th trip to the Big Dance in the past 6 seasons.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Today, the Hokies gathered to watch the selection show in Blacksburg, and the Tech ladies were rewarded with a 7 seed in the East Region. That sets up a first round meeting with 10th seeded Georgia Tech. After playing in the NIT last season, getting back to the NCAA's feels pretty good.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/4th NCAA Bid in Past 6 Years; :03]
[SUPER=01-Erin Gibson/Hokies Forward; :17]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=get to that point."]
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[ANCHOR=travis]
[GRAPHIC=Pinnacle #12997]


Both the Jackets and the Hokies head to West Lafayette, Indiana for the Saturday meeting. Tech has won four of its past five games. The start time will be set early this week.

[S-Matchups]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Pinnacle #12999]



[WIPE to Pinnacle #12999]


The Virginia Women became the first team with 13 losses to make the Big Dance with an at large bid. The 8th seeded Cavs head to Knoxville to battle Illinois on Saturday. A possible second round date with Tennesee looms in the Mideast Region if Uva can win its opener.
[Take Pinnacle #12998]


The Liberty women are in as well. The Big South champs are a 13 seed and will take on number 4 Vanderbilt in the East Region Saturday in Norfolk.
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[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-142 TC5525]
[GRAPHIC=Dazzle]


The Roanoke Dazzle began this last week of the NBDL regular season tied for the fourth and final playoff spot. Today the Greenville Groove came a callin' at the Civic Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Groove vs. Dazzle; :00]


Everybody in the house was groovin this afternoon.
Early on, Geoff Owens hits Mike King who hits the fadeaway jumper for the Dazzle with the shot clock winding down.
Roanoke led by one.
Later, it's George Williams on the spin-o-rama for another nice bucket.
[SUPER=33-Greenville/84/Roanoke/82/;]

But Greenville's Lynn Greer maneuvers thru traffic for the nice assist to Soumalia Somake. The Groove comes back to win 84-82.
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-149 TC1908]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


Darlington is an old school Nascar track and today there was an old school finish at the track too tough to tame. In the end, Ricky Craven found a friend in the Lady in Black.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/Fox Sports; :00]


The caution waved 7 times for 33 laps. Sterling Marlin got into the wall after tapping Jimmie Johnson. Behind the 40, Bobby Labonte spun out and hit Jack Sprague.
Late in the race, John Andretti cut down a tire and slid across the front straightaway to bring out the yellow again.
Kurt Busch and Ricky Craven battled on the final lap. The two traded plenty of paint, mixing it up across the finish line. Craven eeked out the win by a measley 2 thousandths of a second, the closest finish since Nascar went to electronic timing in 1993.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Craven/2nd Career Win; :05]
[SUPER=01-Kurt Busch/Finished 2nd; :21]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=with our Rubbermaid Ford."]
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[WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556;]
[SUPER=X5013;]
[SUPER=0106-1. Ricky Craven//2. Kurt Busch//3. Dave Blaney//4. Mark Martin//5. Michael Waltrip//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-6. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//7. Elliott Sadler//8. Matt Kenseth//9. Bill Elliott//10. Tony Stewart//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-11. Mike Skinner//12. Greg Biffle//13. Joe Nemechek//14. Ryan Newman//15. Ricky Rudd//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-16. Rusty Wallace//17. Ken Schrader//18. Dale Jarrett//19. Jeff Green//20. Steve Park//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-21. Jimmy Spencer//22. Jamie McMurray//23. Kenny Wallace//24. Terry Labonte//25. Johnny Benson//;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=.....last driver."]

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