[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The attack on Iraq could begin even before tomorrow night.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Meanwhile state troopers are being equipped with automatic rifles, access to public buildings is limited and school field trips are being curtailed or canceled.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Tonight on the Big 7 - the latest on what the situation in the mideast will do to March Madness. An update on the Tech coaching search -
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[VO-NAT]

and Wake Forest sweeps the ACC postseason honors with unanimous picks for coach and player of the year.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Despite the cloudy skies, we saw highs in the 60's today. A few scattered showers and drizzle overnight will usher in a much cooler day tomorrow. We'll check out your hometown forecast and the forecast overseas in just a bit.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at six is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon2-Shot]


Saddam Hussein says he's staying... so U-S troops are getting ready to go.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


On the homefront, law enforcement is stepping up anti-terrorism efforts...
While protestors step up their efforts to bring about a peaceful solution.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


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


Saddam Hussein now has little more than a day to get out of Baghdad.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But the Iraqi leader made it clear today he has no plans to go anywhere.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq]


Saddam appeared on Iraqi television today, wearing his military uniform on the air for the first time since the Persian Gulf War in 1991.
One of his sons warns.... quote..."the wives and mothers of those Americans who will fight us will weep blood, not tears."
[SUPER=03-Kuwait]


U-S troops in the Kuwaiti desert have been loading ammunition and combat gear into fighting vehicles.
A White House spokesman won't rule out a U-S attack even before President Bush's 48-hour clock runs out late tomorrow.
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[State-alert]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-53 TC1:47:18]
[SS=Terror Alert]


Virginia,along with the rest of the nation, is bracing for war and an increased threat of terrorism.
Governor Mark Warner has increased the state's security level.
[DOUBLE BOXES=SHannon & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Meghan Muldoon has more on what that means.
Shannon, the governor says Virginians will see noticeable changes.
[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


like an increase in police presence.
And that was certainly the case today at the State Capitol.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A STRIP OF ORANGE SERVES]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Major Mike Jones/Capitol Police; :]
[SUPER=01-Sean Chaulkin/Capitol Police Canine Unit; :]
[SUPER=01-Col. Gerald Massengil/Va. State Police Superintendent; :]
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[OUT Q=BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL FILTERS.]

(( A strip of orange serves as a reminder to Capitol Police that the state is under heightened alert.
Yet there are more obvious signs that much has changed as the nation moves closer to war.
[SOT 12:59:24]
[IN Q=THE CAPITOL IS GENERALLY CLOSED TO]

((MAJOR MIKE JONES/VIRGINIA CAPITOL POLICE: THE CAPITOL IS GENERALLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR TOURS RIGHT NOW DUE TO THE ORANGE ALERT AND PENDING ISSUES IN THE WORLD.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=ISSUES IN THE WORLD.]


The increased security means Governor's street, which runs behind the Executive mansion, is closed off.
And that bomb-sniffing dogs and their handlers are putting in extra hours.
[SOT 13:05:05]
[IN Q=WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING]

[RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=UNTIL THINGS SETTLE DOWN.]


Code Orange means Virginia State Police are called to protect a long list of targets against a wide variety of possible threats.
[SOT 14:48:04]
[IN Q=CERTAINLY WE KNOW THAT VIRGINIA]

[RUNS:20]
[OUT Q=HISTORICAL MONUMENTS AND BUILDINGS.]


But the state's police force has spent months, literally, gearing up for war.
[SOT 14:50:31]
[IN Q=WE'VE ALREADY BOUGHT ARMORED VEHICLES, VERY SIMILAR TO ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIERS.]

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[SOT 14:50:51]
[IN Q=WE ARE EQUIPPING ALL TROOPERS, AS WE SPEAK, WITH AUTOMATIC PATROL RIFLES.]

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[SOT 14:51:22]
[IN Q=WE'RE LOOKING AT BOMB SUITS, UPDATING BOMB TRAILERS.]

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[SOT 14:51:31]
[IN Q=ALL TROOPERS]

[RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL FILTERS.]))
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[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Hopefully the police won't need to use that equipment any time soon.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Meghan /State Microwave;]


But they do say it is not just for war time but will be useful during natural disasters as well.

[Airport-Security]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC1:39:24]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD OTS]


The heightened state of alert will most likely mean tighter security at Roanoke Regional Airport.
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[VO-NAT :36]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

But the airport is still waiting for word from the Transportation Security Administration as to HOW to increase safety. The TSA says the orange alert will trigger certain procedures nationwide depending on the threat-level assessed at each airport. The procedures include the random inspections of vehicles, increased law enforcement patrols, increased canine patrols, and the addition of signs calling travelers' attention to the threat and asking for assistance in reporting unattended baggage and suspicious behavior. The last time the terror alert hit orange, the Roanoke airport was ordered only to inspect vehicles.
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[Field-Trips]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC2:02:27]
[GRAPHIC=Terror Alert]


The nation's heightened state of alert has put many school field trips on hold.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Roanoke City Superintendent Wayne Harris called off all student and staff trips outside the Roanoke Valley because of safety concerns.
That means William Fleming students' senior trip to the Bahamas is canceled, as is a trip to New York that was scheduled for this week for Roanoke school kids.
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[SOT 2:00:49]
[IN Q=I hope that]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SUPERINTENDENT; I HOPE THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO PROCEED AS WE NORMALLY WOULD ... OUR GOAL IS TO ALLAY ANY PARANOIA THAT MIGHT COME ABOUT AS A RESULT OF RUMORS. ))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke Superintendent; ]
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[OUT Q=a result of rumors.]
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[VO-NAT]


Harris says it will be business as usual, with one exception.
Students will be doing more emergency practice drills and a crisis management team will be coming unannounced to schools in the next few months to see just how prepared they are.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Roanoke County and Salem school field trips are also restricted to locations in Southwest Virginia.

[Protesters]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC1:14:34]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]


President Bush's speech and the U-S movement towards war with Iraq has not discouraged local peace activists who say the coming conflict only strengthens their resolve.
Steve Smallshaw reports both sides of the issue have found common ground at Lynchburg's Monument Terrace.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They're still out]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Barrett/Anti-War Protester; :13]
[SUPER=01-Ron Reeder/Anti-War Protester; :36]
[SUPER=01-Steve Bozeman/Vietnam War Veteran; 1:02]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( They're still out there, silently calling for peace even while all the headlines scream 'war'.
On the eve of an apparent military conflict with Iraq, these anti-war protesters in Lynchburg refuse to yield their ground.
[SOT 12:15:35]

((CHRIS BARRETT/ANTI-WAR PROTESTER: WE LOVE AND SUPPORT AMERICAN MEN AND WOMEN IN THE MILITARY, WE OPPOSE THE WAR AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO OPPOSE THE WAR. IF IT'S WRONG TODAY, IT WILL CONTINUE TO BE WRONG TOMORROW.))
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[OUT Q=be wrong tomorrow.]


They've come here once a week for eighteen months, since shortly after the 9-11 attacks, holding signs that urge the U-S to find more peaceful solutions to the world's problems.
It's usually the same group, but today saw some new faces.
[SOT 12:11:59]

((RON REEDER/ANTI-WAR PROTESTER: I JUST FELT LIKE TODAY WAS THE DAY THAT DEMANDED I COME OUT AND DO SOMETHING. WITH THE PRESIDENT CALLING FOR WAR IS TERRIBLY, TERRIBLY UPSETTING TO ME.))
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[OUT Q=upsetting to me.]


Local veterans are equally upset that protesters choose Lynchburg's most visible war memorial as their venue to push for peace.
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[RUNS= 03]


They too have appeared here weekly, urging Americans to support their troops and their president in the war to oust Saddam.
[SOT 13:31:44]

((STEVE BOZEMAN/VIET NAM WAR VETERAN: HE'S AN ENEMY THAT NEEDS TO BE TAKEN CARE OF EITHER NOW OR TEN YEARS FROM NOW, AND WHEN YOUR KIDS ARE GROWN OR MY KIDS ARE GROWN AND WE'RE SENDING THEM TO WAR, I DON'T THINK WE WANT THAT TO HAPPEN.))


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[OUT Q=want that to happen.]


For now, both sides plan to stay.. although peace activists say once the war begins, they may shift their focus to other sites like Lynchburg's federal court.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


While the military ramps up, a local company that makes blankets for the armed services is shutting down.
More on the closing's impact next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And the trucking industry speeds up its efforts to make sure it's not left out of improvements to Interstate 81.
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[Stillwater]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC2:04:31]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Another textile company in our area is calling it quits.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Stillwater Incorporated operates three locations in Rockbridge and Augusta Counties, all of which will be phased out and closed by May. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Pulpit;]


Business Reporter Rachel Cannon spent some time with workers today and joins us with more, Rachel? Keith and Shannon, Stillwater thought it would be able to compete with the foreign market
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

because it is one of the few that can handle and dye woven fabric. But even that couldn't save them. And now two-hundred people are losing their jobs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS machine]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Janie Bryant/Worker; :12]
[SUPER=01-Joseph Hannagan/Stillwater, Inc. GM; :39]
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[OUT Q=FOR THE AREA.]

((((NATS machine 00:19:08)) Janie Bryant can run just about every machine in the Stillwater plant. After 27-years of working here, she's devastated about the closing.
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[SOT 00:15:53:]
[IN Q=it's going]

((JANIE BRYANT/WORKER; IT'S GOING TO HIT EVERYBODY CAUSE IT'S A LOT OF PEOPLE IN GOSHEN THAT WORKS HERE IT'S GOING HIT A LOT OF FAMILIES IT'S GOING TO BE HARD ON A LOT OF FAMILIES. ))
[OUT Q=FAMILIES]

Bryant's family is no exception. Five of them work at the plant.
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[SOT 00:15:10]
[IN Q=i'm very sad]

((I'M VERY SAD AND THAT MEANS I HAVE TO GET OUT AND START ALL OVER AGAIN.))
[OUT Q=over again.]

Stillwater managers say they have no choice but to get out of the textile business. The general manager says the company's been struggling for the last several years.
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[SOT 00:02:41]
[IN Q=the last six]

((JOSEPH HANNAGAN/STILLWATER INC. GM; THE LAST SIX MONTHS HAVE BEEN TERRIBLE AND WE HAVE LOST EVEN MORE BUSINESS TO INDIA AND CHINA AND WE JUST CANNOT COMPETE ANYMORE IN THIS TEXTILE MARKET. ))
[OUT Q=MARKET]

Hannagan says they're working with the state to ensure extended benefits and re-training for employees. Work at the company's locations in Goshen, Craigsville and Augusta Springs is expected to be tapered off and closed by May. Goshen town officials hope a new business will come in and employ at least some residents.
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[SOT 00:04:52] ((COVER))
[IN Q=THE IMPACT]

((THE IMPACT WILL BE, I THINK TOUGH FOR THE AREA.))
[OUT Q=THE AREA.]))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Pulpit]

The company is NOT filing for bankruptcy. It's planning on paying employees and vendors. Stillwater is also for sale,
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & RAchel /Pulpit;]

but, Keith and Shannon, with the market the way it is, officials say a buyer at this point is a long shot.


[Roanoke-Death]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-10 TC12:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The man who was found dead last night in Roanoke may have been murdered.
Roanoke Police have confirmed they are investigating the case as a homicide.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The 52- year- old man was found lying in a parking lot on Orange Avenue shortly after ten o'clock last night.
Authorities have identified the man, but aren't releasing his name until relatives have been notified.
Police aren't revealing the cause of death, but workers in the area said they believe the victim was a homeless man who may have been beaten.
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[Scott]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC36:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A man accused in a gang shooting last fall in Lynchburg remains on the streets tonight after his alleged victim and an eyewitness refused to testify at his trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/September 23, 2002]


Antoinette Watkins was shot in the arm and chest September 23rd.
Police later identified 23-year-old Mario Antwane Scott as the shooter, but Watkins and her sister failed to show up for his trial today on malicious wounding charges.
Prosecutor Cary Payne asked the court to drop the charges, after the judge refused to postpone the trial.
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[Danville-Chief]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Broadfoot]


The man replacing Neal Morris as Danville's chief of police is a lawman from Waynesboro.
Philip Broadfoot started in that city's department as a patrol officer and worked his way up to chief.
Broadfoot says as a rookie cop, he reported a superior for excessive use of force, and that he's had a reputation for ethical conduct ever since.
He'll start his new job May first.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Federal Reserve chose to leave interest rates unchanged, sparking modest gains on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/52.31/8194.23/x/8.28/1400.55;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW gained 52 points.
NASDAQ rose eight.
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[Derailment]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC45:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Norfolk Southern officials have determined the cause of a train derailment in Pulaski County last month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./February 11;]

They say the operator of the train violated a signal, causing 13-cars to run off track. Norfolk Southern says it is still investigating the cause of another train derailment that happened two weeks later in Montgomery County.
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[Smart-Solutions]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC1:01:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


This week may bring a key decision on Interstate 81 improvements, and the state's trucking companies hope their concerns won't be lost in the debate between two competing proposals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Star Solutions and Fluor Virginia have presented plans that would use toll revenues to finance major improvements.
On Thursday, the state's Transportation Commissioner is expected to make a recommendation that could decide if one or both of the plans move forward.
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[SOT 02:03:03]
[IN Q=Right now it looks like]

((GLYNN LOOPE/SMART SOLUTIONS: RIGHT NOW IT LOOKS LIKE THE PROPOSALS THAT ARE ON THE TABLE FOR 81 NOW BOTH WOULD DESTABILIZE OUR EFFORTS TO IMPROVE OUR MANUFACTURING BASE, ENHANCE OUR MANUFACTURING BASE AND I THINK THAT MAKES IT A MUCH BIGGER ISSUE THAN HOW IT AFFECTS AN 18-WHEELER. SO WE'VE GOT TO LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE ON THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Glynn Loope/Smart Solutions]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=look at the big picture on this.]
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[VO-NAT]


Members of the Smart Solutions coalition say tolls will have a negative impact on economic development, but they favor Fluor over Star Solutions because the Fluor proposal would apply tolls to cars as well as trucks.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - the NCAA tournament participants are on pins and needles - but for reasons other than the normal ones. The ACC coach and player of the year are announced.
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[VO-NAT]

and we'll check on the Tech coaching situation with news of a candidate and an update on Ricky Stokes.
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-141]
[GRAPHIC=MEN'S FINAL FOUR]


Ever since the President spoke last night, speculation has been running rampant concerning what will happen to the NCAA men's basketball tournament. There have been reports that the event would be delayed for as much as a week, and that games would be suspended while in progress. But just moments ago the NCAA's executive director said let the games begin.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We will...]
[SUPER=01-Myles Brand/NCAA Executive Director; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=...LEAD OUR LIVES."]
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[S-WDBJ]


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


The NCAA play-in game is tonight and then the tournament is supposed to start here on WDBJ-7 Thursday afternoon.


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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 plays first and U-Conn will close the afternoon session against BYU.
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[GO TO PINNACLE THUR. NIGHT] The night session will of course feature J.J. Redick and Duke against Colorado State.
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[GO TO PINNACLE FRIDAY AFTERNOON] This afternoon - the Friday games as the tournament stands at this hour were confirmed to us. We will have Kentucky in the early game, followed by Wake and ETSU in the later afternoon.
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[GO TO PINNACLE FRIDAYNIGHT] The Friday night action has Louisville and Austin Peay followed by Maryland and UNC Wilmington. Bonus coverage of the other games, as always.
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[S-Lebo]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-147 47:34]
[GRAPHIC=Tech hoops]


Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver continues his search for a new men's' basketball coach. Steve Mason has more on one possible candidate and brings us up to date on fired Tech coach Ricky Stokes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :20]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :32]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :40]
[SUPER=01-Mac McDonald/Voice of the Virginia Cavaliers; :58]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; 1:20]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=..news 7 sports"]
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((STEVE MASON:JIM WEAVER HAS TOLD NEWS 7 SPORTS THAT HE HAS RECEIVED PERMISSION FROM UT CHATTANOOGA ATHLETIC DIRECTOR STEVE SLOAN TO TALK WITH MOCS FIRST YEAR HEAD BASKETBALL COACH JEFF LEBO. WEAVER ALSO SAID THAT HE HAS HAD DISCUSSIONS WITH LEBO ABOUT THE TECH JOB BUT THAT HE HAS NOT INTERVIEWED HIM FOR THE POSITION AT THIS TIME.))
((Lebo led Chattanooga to the southern conference tournament championship game and was named conference coach of the year by college insider.com. The Mocs were 21 and 9 under Lebo despite replacing four starters from last seasons 16 and 14 team. Lebo is also a native of Carlisle Pennsylvania and might be a top candidate for the now vacant Penn State job as well.
Fired Tech coach Ricky Stokes enjoyed the recent ACC tournament with his brother. Georgia Tech head coach Paul Hewitt gave Stokes tickets for the tournament. Stokes declined an interview with News 7 sports at the ACC tournament, but did give longtime friend and voice of the Virginia Cavaliers Mac McDonald a lengthy radio interview shortly after being dismissed. ((MAC MCDONALD/VOICE OF THE CAVALIERS:))
It is also inevitable that Stokes return to coaching soon. He has 11 years of experiences an assistant at Wake Forest, Texas and Virginia as well as his head coaching experience.)) ((:)) ((SOURCES CLOSE TO THE VIRGINIA PROGRAM ALSO INDICATED THAT PETE GILLEN MIGHT MAKE SOME CHANGES AT THE END OF THIS SEASON, WHETHER THAT MEANS COACHING CHANGES THAT COULD OPEN A DOOR AT UVA FOR STOKES, REMAINS TO BE SEEN. STEVE MASON NEWS 7 SPORTS.))

[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-145 4953tc]
[GRAPHIC=acc]


The ACC continues to pass out postseason hardware this evening. It's a complete sweep for Wake Forest at the top of the charts tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Last Week; :00]

Head coach Skip Prosser is a unanimous choice for the league's coach of the year honor. His Wake Forest team was picked to finish sixth in the league and instead won the school's first outright regular-season title in 41 years.
He received all 92 votes cast by members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Prosser is 45-18 in his two seasons at Wake. Not bad for a former high school history teacher. His star Josh Howard is also a unanimous selection today for ACC player of the year honors. Howard is a senior from Winston-Salem by way of Hargrave who led the ACC in scoring. In one other ACC note - Jason Rogers the inspiring senior from UVa who started the last two games - is now out the rest of the year. He has been diagnosed with mononucleosis. (-------------)