[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Get out or else.
President Bush issues Saddam Hussein a final ultimatum.
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[VO-NAT :05]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And as today's troops look ahead, veterans of the last Gulf War remember.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - let the Madness begin. NCAA men's and women's news plus - Thursday's round one schedule.
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[VO-NAT]

and today's rain delayed Busch Race in Darlington produces one heck of a final lap dash for cash.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Clouds and showers dominate the forecast through the week. That story and our Monday WeatherSchool just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Diplomacy is over.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I can think]

((I CAN THINK OF NOTHING THAT SADDAM HUSSEIN COULD DO DIPLOMATICALLY. I THINK THAT TIME IS NOW OVER. ))
[RUNS=:05 ]
[OUT Q=is now over]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Tonight President Bush will tell the world that Saddam Hussein has only one option left to avoid war.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Iraq]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The President will speak to the nation at 8 o-clock this evening.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


He's expected to tell Saddam Hussein he must leave Iraq or face military invasion.
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[VO-NAT]


White House officials say Saddam will have just a few days to get out of Iraq, maybe as little as 48 hours.
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[SOT 26]
[IN Q=In his speech]

((COLIN POWELL/SEC. OF STATE; IN HIS SPEECH, HE CLEARLY WILL ISSUE AN ULTIMATUM TO SADDAM HUSSEIN THAT THE ONLY WAY TO AVOID HE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES THAT WERE BUILT INTO 1441 IS FOR SADDAM HUSSEIN AND HIS IMMEDIATE COHORTS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY.))
[SUPER=@powell]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=LEAVE THE COUNTRY.]
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[VO-NAT]


Iraq immediately rejected the idea and vowed to fight.
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq]


In Baghdad today, U-N weapons inspectors checked out of their hotels and the German embassy evacuated its staff.

The Iraqi people are not far behind.
Many loaded up everything they owned to flee from towns into remote areas.
[SUPER=03-Kuwait]


U-N workers have also left their posts along Kuwait's northern border.
And the State department is urging all Americans to get out of that country.
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[Gulf-Veterans]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC1:37:42]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]


As the nation awaits word on whether we're going to war, a group of veterans from the last war is paying close attention.
Marine reservists from Roanoke were on the front lines 12 years ago as troops drove the Iraqis from Kuwait. [*** IRAQ IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Marya /Pulpit;]


Marya Jones caught up with a few of them to get their thoughts as our soldiers prepare to face Iraqi forces once again.
Shannon,
The Gulf War veterans here have a special interest in what happens.
[LIVE= Marya /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]


12 years ago, the Marines of Company B went to battle and found out that overcoming Saddam's forces was much easier than they'd expected.
But this time, they say, the mission is different and even more dangerous.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Chuck Hedge]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Hedge/Gulf War Veteran; :08 QUICK!]
[SUPER=04-1990; :23]
[SUPER=01-Jim Bryant/Gulf War Veteran; :56 QUICK!]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=to get rid of.]

(( Chuck Hedge was just 19 when he headed off to war.
Now, 12 years later, he's watching with mixed emotions as others do the same.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:46]

((CHUCK HEDGE: I'M WATCHING IT WITH AN OPEN MIND AND A HEAVY HEART. I HATE TO SEE IT BUT IT'S GOT TO BE DONE. )) [RUNS:05]
Hedge was a Marine reservist with Company B's 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, sent to disarm landmines in Kuwait.


Four months later, the unit came home to a hero's welcome ... without a single casualty.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 25:27]

((CHUCK HEDGE: WE WERE VERY LUCKY. WE FOUGHT AN ARMY THAT REALLY DIDN'T WANT TO FIGHT. THEY WERE GIVING UP AS FAST AS WE COULD TAKE THEM PRISONER. )) [RUNS:10]
This time, though, he says U-S troops may face an even tougher challenge.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 25:55]

((CHUCK HEDGE: YOU'RE KNOCKING THEM OUT OF THEIR HOUSE NOW INSTEAD OF THEIR NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE AND IT'S THEIR LAND AND THEIR HOMES AND THEY'RE GONNA FIGHT HARD. )) [RUNS:09]
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[SOT 15:36]

((JIM BRYANT: I HOPE THEY DON'T HAVE ANY MORE CASUALTIES THAN WE DID, BUT THAT'S SOMETHING YOU NEVER KNOW.)) [RUNS:05]
Salem Police Chief Jim Bryant helped lead his company safely into Kuwait as a first Sargeant.
He says this time around, soldiers may face new dangers from Saddam's army, including urban warfare and chemical and biological agents.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:05]

((JIM BRYANT: I THINK YOU'RE DEALING WITH A MAN WITHOUT A CONSCIENCE AND WHEN YOU'RE DEALING WITH PEOPLE WITHOUT A CONSCIENCE, YOU GOT A PROBLEM YOU NEED TO GET RID OF.)) [RUNS:07]))
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[LIVE= Marya /FULL BAM]


Bryant and other veterans say they're NOT disappointed they didn't go after Saddam last time because that was not their mission.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Marya /BAM;]


They say their mission was to free Kuwait and they did that. Shannon?


[Drug-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC2:02:39]
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A father and son truck driving team is charged with trying to transport hundreds of pounds of marijuana through Virginia.
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[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Officials say this tractor-trailer was traveling northbound on Interstate 81 south of Troutville Saturday evening when the driver attempted to avoid the weigh scales by cutting across the median. A concerned citizen called police, who tracked down the truck and searched it after finding several safety violations and almost 17-thousand dollars in cash.
(///// SOT at :21 /////)
[SOT 14:39:02-14:39:12]
[IN Q=It wasn't in a lock box....]

((SGT. ROBERT CHAPPELL/STATE POLICE: IT WASN'T IN A LOCK-BOX. IT WAS JUST IN A PLASTIC GROCERY-TYPE BAG LIKE YOU'D GET IN A GROCERY STORE SO IT WAS A LITTLE BIT SUSPICIOUS, HIS ACTIONS, THE WAY HE WS CARRYING HIS CASH.))`
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Robert Chappell/State Police;]
[RUNS=:10]
[UT Q=across the median on the interststate.]
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[VO-NAT :05]

The truck, which was hauling tomatoes, was also carrying 480-pounds of marijuana.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

74-year old Manuel Corey and 43-year old Ralph Corey, both of Rhode Island, are charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute and Illegal Transportation of Narcotics into the Commonwealth.

[Burrow]


[ANCHOR=Keith ]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC41:33]
[GRAPHIC=Richard Burrow]

[***ANCHOR TAG***] The man who ran the D-Day Memorial Foundation- -until its dedication two years ago- -may learn this week whether he'll be tried again on fraud charges.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Richard Burrow returned]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[SUPER=01-John Lichtenstein/Burrow's Attorney; ]
[SUPER=01-Pat Hogeboom/Assistant U. S. Attorney;]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; ]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/June 6, 2001; ]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=in this case.]

(( Richard Burrow returned to court three months - -almost to the day- -since his first trial ended in a hung jury. With about 100 friends and supporters backing him up, Burrow's lawyers maintained the government simply waited too long to decide. Ninety one days. That's three weeks longer than the law allows, the way Burrow's lawyers figure it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:13:35]
[IN Q=It's a 70]

((IT'S A 70-DAY TIME FRAME CLEAR AND SIMPLE.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=clear and simple.]

Though the government says it hasn't decided whether to pursue the case again, the prosecutor asked the court to set another trial date. THE U-S Attorney, John Brownley, is on active military duty in Tidewater. [3:15:05] ((THIS ISN'T THE ONLY CASE MR. BROWNLEY HAS GOING NOW, NOR THE ONLY CONCERN.)) [RUNS04] The judge asked the attorneys if they could be ready to try the case again within 10 days. Judge James Turk also wanted to know how the prosecutor would feel if the court dismissed the indictment with the understanding that the government could renew the fraud charges later. [3:13] ((HE ASKED THE GOVERNMENT IF DISMISSAL WITHOUT PREJUDICE WOULD INJURE THE GOVERNMENT. THE GOVERNMENT RESPONDED. THE JUDGE HAS A NUMBER OF OPTIONS.)) [RUNS:06]
[3:15:45] ((THAT MEANS THE INDICTMENT WOULD BE DISMISSED THE GOVERNMENT WOULD STILL BE ABLE TO RE-INDICT. That could be a year almost? YEAH.)) [HAVING COME FROM THE TAX DIVISION.] ((WE HAVE SIX YEARS ON THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS.)) [RUNS:13]
[3:15:25] ((I DON'T KNOW IF I COULD SURVIVE ANOTHER YEAR. THE GOVERNMENT WANTS IT DONE AS MUCH AS MR. BURROW AND HIS COUNSEL.))

[RUNS:08] The man who- -more than any one- -is responsible for getting the D-Day Memorial built stands by Burrow. Bob Slaughter fears the delay in resolving the case is taking a toll on his friend.
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[SOT 3:11:40]
[IN Q=My idea of our]

((MY IDEA OF OUR SYSTEM OF JUSTICE IS CHANGING A LITTLE BIT. You're not impressed. NOT VERY WELL, NOT IN THIS CASE.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=in this case.]))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]

Judge Turk promised an answer by Wednesday or Thursday.


[Matricardi]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#=02-50 TC2:01:02]
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The former head of Virginia's Republican Party WILL be tried on felony charges of illegal eavesdropping.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A federal judge today refused to throw out the case against Ed Matricardi.
He is accused of listening in on and recording two Democratic conference calls last year.
Attorneys for the 34-year-old argued that Matricardi had a First Amendment right to participate in the calls.
But prosecutors said Matricardi violated the law by SECRETLY listening in on the Democrats' strategy session.
Matricardi will go to trial on April 9th.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Reconsider the decision or face a lawsuit.
That's the message Virginia Tech's student government is sending tonight.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus 17 snow days mean one school system may have to decide between final exams and the Standards of Learning.


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[Tech-Policy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC35:44]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Student organizations at Virginia Tech are sending a message to the university's board of visitors...do the right thing or face legal consequences.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]

Virginia Tech's Student Government Association says it's started a petition encouraging the board to revisit the affirmative action issue and have it heard in an open forum.
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[SOT 15:00]
[IN Q=AND THIS IS]

((15:00 AND THIS IS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE, SECTION TWO, PARAGRAPH ONE THAT ALLOWS THREE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD TO AGREE TO CALL ANOTHER MEETING. THAT'S ALL IT TAKES IS JUST THREE TO SAY WE NEED TO REVISIT THIS ISSUE 15:10))
[SUPER=01-Miles Hogue/SGA President Pro-Tem; ]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=REVISIT THIS ISSUE]
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[VO-NAT]

During a closed meeting LAST Monday, the board voted to eliminate affirmative action from its admissions and hiring processes. Board of visitors rector, John (Rock-uh-vitch) Rocovich says the board was just trying to do the right thing...and that it treats people fairly according to state laws. Rocovich says the board would only revisit the issue if those laws were changed.
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[Warner]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC50:28]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


Governor Mark Warner says he is talking with members of Tech's Board of Visitors about reconsidering their decision.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Warner says he contacted some of his appointees to discuss the matter today.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/March 9;]


Under their by-laws, the governor has the authority to call a meeting of Tech's board.
Warner says he has not decided whether to take that step.
But he criticized the board for acting at the wrong time and in the wrong way.
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[SOT 14:51:39]
[IN Q=THEY DID IT IN SECRET]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THEY DID IT IN SECRET. THEY DIDN'T INVOLVE THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY. AND WE'RE GOING TO GET GUIDANCE FROM THE SUPREME COURT ON THIS IMPORTANT ISSUE COME THE END OF JUNE WHEN THEY MAKE THEIR RULING. I'M NOT SURE WHY THAT UNIVERSITY BOARD SHOULDN'T HAVE WAITED AS OTHER UNIVERSITIES AROUND THE COMMONWEALTH ARE WAITING.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=COMMONWEALTH ARE WAITING.]
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[VO-NAT]


Currently, four of the eleven members of Tech's board are Warner appointees.
The governor will appoint four more members in June.
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[Pulaski-Apartments]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC1:12:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Tenants at a Pulaski apartment building have been living without heat or hot water for nearly a week now... because the landlord didn't pay the bill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]

Ima Wallace owns the Wallace Apartment building. She says she didn't pay the gas bill, because she didn't get the rent from all of the tenants. Residents who did pay their rent say, that's not excuse.
[SOT 51:23]
[IN Q=WE HAVE KEPT]

((CALLIE EDWARDS/TENANT: WE HAVE KEPT OUR PAYMENTS UP AND UH WE'RE BOTH VERY ILL MY HUSBAND AND I AND IT'S JUST NOT RIGHT 5134))
[SUPER=01-Callie Edwards/Tenant;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=NOT RIGHT]
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[VO-NAT]

Wallace's attorney says she is actually a victim of a legal battle with the building's new owner. Nearly a dozen people live at the apartments. Several of them have already moved out.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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The end of war uncertainty put investors in a buying mood. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/281.65/8141.29/x/51.34/1391.67;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW jumped 282 points.
NASDAQ gained 51.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=274-h/0.79/9.50/h/0.92/54.49/h/0.95/36.00/h/1.21/35.01/h/2.61/51.97;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-53 TC1:46:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The two groups competing for improvements to Interstate 81 say they have the same goal, enhancing safety on the highway.
But Star Solutions and Fluor Virginia are taking different routes to get there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


This afternoon, representatives from both groups briefed members of Roanoke City Council.
Perhaps the most obvious difference is the pricetag, approximately seven billion dollars for the Star Solutions Plan, one- point- eight billion for the Fluor proposal.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We think it's more practical]

((JIM CARROLL/FLUOR VIRGINIA: WE THINK IT'S MORE PRACTICAL. THAT IT ADDRESSES THE SAFETY PROBLEM AT A MUCH LOWER COST. AND MUCH FASTER. )) ((STEVE CHAPIN/STAR SOLUTIONS: AND WE THOUGHT THAT THE BEST ADVANTAGE TO THE COMMONWEALTH WAS A COMPLETE PACKAGE, EIGHT NEW LANES, SO THAT WHEN THE PROJECT IS COMPLETE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DOES NOT NEED TO GO BACK TO INTERSTATE 81 FOR MANY MANY DECADES AFTER THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Carroll/Fluor Spokesman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Chapin/Star Solutions Spokesman; :08]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=and much faster.]
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[VO-NAT]


Later this week, the State Transportation Commissioner is expected to make a recommendation to the Commonwealth Transportation Board that could decide whether one or both of the proposals will receive more detailed review.
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[Bedford-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC1:12:30]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The long winter has taken its toll on nearly every school division in the state.. and could mean the cancellation of final exams for high school students in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Month]


Between snow days and early dismissals, Bedford-area students have missed a total of 17 days of school this winter.
The administration is recommending students only spend their time preparing for the S-O-L tests, which next year's seniors will need to graduate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:59:34]
[IN Q=That's part of]

((JAMES BLEVINS/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THAT'S PART OF THE REASON WHY TO CANCEL OUR EXAMS, BECAUSE REALLY THE STATE EXAM IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN OUR EXAM.))
[SUPER=01-James Blevins/Bedford Co. School Superintendent]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=than our exam.]
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[VO-NAT]


Blevins says students who need help bringing up their final grade could be assigned extra work in place of an exam.

The school board will make the decision at its March 27th meeting.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - another wild finish at Darlington today that fits right in with the March Madness theme.
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[VO-NAT]

and it took JJ a while to get used to his first ACC tourney but his performance yesterday has Duke fans looking for more in the upcoming NCAA championships.
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-149 2021TC]
[GRAPHIC=nascar 2003]


We begin tonight with March Madness of another variety. The Busch race scheduled for Saturday in Darlington was postponed until today due to rain. And what a finish it produced.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/FX;:00]

On the final lap of the race, Jamie McMurray in the orange car, passes Todd Bodine for the lead on the outside. He avoids the Darlington stripe, but only momentarily as Bodine gets loose trying to battle back. He slams into McMurray, spins him out and straightens himself just enough to slide across the finish line just ahead of Jamie. Bodine gets the win, McMurray second, Scotts Riggs third and Stacy Compton fourth.
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[S-Express ]


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


The Red Hot Roanoke Express, that is now in second in the tough Northeast division is home tonight for a St. Patrick's Day skate against Peoria. Faceoff is set for 7. We'll have highlights on News 7 at 11, and don't forget the team is wearing special St. Patrick's Day jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game.

[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=MEN'S FINAL FOUR]


The NCAA men's real 64 team party begins on Thursday afternoon here on Your Hometown Station.
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[GO TO PINNACLE THUR. AFTERNOON] Right now the game plan is for coverage from CBS Sports to begin here on WDBJ-7 at 12:10 after an abbreviated News 7 at Noon. N.C. State opens the tournament, and U-Conn will close the afternoon session against BYU.
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[GO TO PINNACLE THUR. NIGHT] The night session features J.J. Redick and Duke against Colorado State. Of course you will get bonus coverage of the other games when warranted.
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[S-Redick]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-140 1:06:10]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA tourney]


Third seeded Duke will be favored to beat 14th seeded Colorado State in the opening round.
[graphic=atlantic coast connection]

Redick lit up N.C. State for 30 points in the Blue Devils fifth straight ACC tournament title win yesterday. Steve Mason re-introduces us to a Knight who is now truly among the stars in this weeks Atlantic Coast Connection.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/ACC Tournament Championship; :00]
[SUPER=01-J.J. Redick/Averaging 14.9 Points a Game; :10]
[SUPER=01-Gary Williams/Maryland Head Mens' Basketball Coach; :53]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:04 ]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=Atlantic Coast Conection"]
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((While J.J. Redick celebrated his first ACC tournament title, he has endured one net loss in his first conference season, fatigue. ((:))
J.J.'s explosion in the finals earned him praise from his coach, but Redick has paid a price for his nationally recognized talents. Defenses aren't the only ones watching his every move ((:)) ACC coaches know Redick as more than a shooter who made a team high 89 treys and hit 41 percent of them. ((:)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
Redick plans on taking a month off after the season before hopefully trying out for USA basketball. Steve Mason for your WDBJ-7 Atlantic Coast Connection.))

[S-Women]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-147 TC4658]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA Women's Final Four]


The game times are now set for the Women's NCAA first round games. Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech will tipoff at 11am Saturday, while Virginia and Illinois get underway at 1 o'clock. Liberty and Vanderbilt will also go at 1 in Norfolk. The Flames will rely heavily on 6-8 center Katie Feenstra in her matchup with Vandy's 6-6 center Chantelle Anderson.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Carey Green/Liberty Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:21]

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