[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The honeymoon's over just a week after it started for the bride of a local Navy man.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And Iraqi-born citizens living in Roanoke say they think U-S soldiers will be met with open arms and bouquets of flowers as they invade Iraq.
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 sports - JJ does not win freshman of the year honors in the ACC. Salem makes its final preparations for this weekend's division three final four.
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[VO-NAT]

and the Commonwealth colleges are going racing on the Winston Cup circuit this season - starting this weekend in Bristol.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Your Hometown forecasts, the outlook for Iraq and our Wednesday WeatherSchool are also ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[SOT bite at :18]
[IN Q=At 8:00 tonight]

((AT 8:00 TONIGHT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL KNOW IF SADDAM HUSSEIN HAS COMMITTED HIS FINAL ACT OF DEFIANCE. ))
[RUNS=:04 ]
[OUT Q=act of defiance.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


As Saddam Hussein's deadline approaches, long columns of armored vehicles are snaking through the Kuwaiti desert.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Some Iraqi's living here in Southwest Virginia say U-S troops will be welcomed with open arms.
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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#=]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


With no indication that Saddam Hussein intends to meeting tonight's 8 o-clock deadline to leave iraq, war could be just hours away.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The White House won't be any more specific than that.
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[VO-NAT]


About 300-thousand American soldiers backed by more than a thousand planes are poised within striking distance of Iraq.
When the battle does begin, an Air Force planner says there will be ten times the number of precision-guided bombs in the first day as were used during the start of the 1991 war.
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq]


In Baghdad, hundreds of Saddam's supporters are taking up positions behind sandbags
Stores are shuttered and residents are streaming toward the countryside.
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[Local-Iraqis]


[ANCHOR=Shannon ]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-05 TC48:02]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]


Some Iraqis living in Roanoke are eager for the war to get started. [***IRAQ IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Marya /Pulpit;]


They tell Marya Jones they're predicting an easy victory for U-S forces.
That's right, Shannon.
The immigrants we spoke to say the U-S has their full support
[LIVE= Marya /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]

and the support of their families back in Iraq.
They say the people are willing to pay the price of war to gain their freedom from Saddam Hussein.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Ali Al Jizani]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Ali Al Jizani;]
[SUPER=01-Majeed;]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=love Americans, you know?]

(( Ali Al Jizani (JAY-ZAHNY) couldn't be happier to hear that war is coming to his homeland... because war will mean freedom for his people.
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[SOT 2:23:39]

((ALI AL JIZANI: I CAN NOT WORK BECAUSE I'M JUST WATCHING THE NEWS AND WAITING. AND I CALLED MY FAMILY A FEW DAYS AGO AND THEY'RE WAITING, TOO, AND THEY'RE HAPPY.)) [RUNS:11]
Al Jizani and a number of Iraqis came here after the Gulf War, fleeing Saddam's regime and leaving behind parents, wives, brothers and sisters.
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[SOT 2:23:16]

((ALI AL JIZANI: EVERYBODY HAPPY FOR IRAQ, EVERYBODY WAITING TIL SADDAM'S KILLED BECAUSE WE HAVE FAMILY THERE. )) [RUNS:04]
This man, who only wants to be identified as Majeed, is hoping to be reunited with his wife and son.
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[SOT 2:34:53]

((MAJEED: WE'RE WAITING TO BE TOGETHER IN IRAQ. )) [RUNS:03]
All believe U-S soldiers will face little opposition as they invade Iraq.
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[SOT 2:24:29]

((ALI AL JAZANI: PEOPLE THERE WILL MEET UNITED STATES ARMY WITH A FLOWER.)) [RUNS:03]
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[SOT 2:46:03]

((MARYA JONES: FBI AGENTS ARE FANNING OUT AROUND THE NATION TO INTERVIEW MORE THAN 10-THOUSAND IRAQIS NOW LIVING IN THE U.S., LOOKING FOR SUSPECTED TERRORIST LINKS. THEY'VE ALREADY INTERVIEWED SEVERAL PEOPLE IN ROANOKE. MEMBERS OF THE IRAQI COMMUNITY THAT WE SPOKE TO SAY THEY'RE MORE THAN HAPPY TO COOPERATE.)) [RUNS:16]
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[SOT 2:25:11]

((ALI AL JAZANI: THEY HAVE TO DO STUFF LIKE THIS BECAUSE OF TERRORIST PEOPLE, BUT NOT US. THAT'S WHAT I'M SURE. )) [RUNS:06]
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[SOT 2:38:42]

((MAJEED: I DON'T HAVE ANY PROBLEM WITH THE FBI BUT, I'M AN AMERICAN CITIZEN RIGHT NOW. I LOVE AMERICAN PEOPLE. I LOVE AMERICANS, YOU KNOW? )) [RUNS:11]))
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[LIVE= Marya /FULL Pulpit]


The F-B-I says it has NO information indicating any threat in Roanoke, or in Virginia for that matter.
But it's purpose is twofold: It's visiting as many Iraqi students, defectors, and U-S citizens as it can... hoping some of them will have useful information.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Marya /Pulpit;]


It's also letting them know to contact authorities if anyone harasses them because they're from Iraq.
Shannon?

[Recruiting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-53 TC1:50:18]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]


Many troops still in the United States say they are cautiously looking forward to serving overseas to get their feet wet in battle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

Sergeant Robert Gregory has been serving a three year recruiting mission in Martinsville. However, he will be shipped out to Camp Lejeune on May First to join the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance. If a war with Iraq is still ongoing at that time, Gregory says he will likely be shipped to the Middle-East. He says he is looking forward to that possibility.
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[SOT - 01:08]
[IN Q=We're getting...]

((SGT. ROBERT GREGORY/UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS; WE'RE GETTING TO BE IN A WAR TIME SITUATION, IF IT IS STILL GOING ON, I HOPE IT'S NOT, BUT THEN AGAIN I AM HOPING IT IS DO I CAN GO GET ME SOME, I'M READY TO DEFEND MY COUNTRY.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Robert Gregory/U. S. Marine Corps;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=ready to defend my country.]
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[VO-NAT]

Gregory says he has not seen an influx in the number of potential recruits in his office like in the days after 9/11.

He says many people may be waiting to see how the war progresses.
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[Navy-Bride]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC37:48]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]

Sherrie Sifford was married barely a week before her husband was shipped off to confront Iraq. New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens has more on how the Radford woman struggles to stay strong, as she waits for her husband's return.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=it was]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :08]
[SUPER=01-Sherrie Sifford/Newlywed; :17]
[SUPER=@Myranda2; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Radford]
(([SOT 26:00]

[RUNS:06] ((IT WAS GREAT. WE HAD LIKE A MONTH TO PLAN IT BUT IT WAS GOOD 26:06)) Jonathan Sifford and his bride Sherrie knew they didn't have much time to plan their wedding, but what they didn't know, is that they would have EVEN LESS TIME to celebrate it.
[SOT 20:11]

[RUNS09] ((THEIR CHIEF SAID THAT THEY SHOULD PACK A WHOLE SEABAG JUST IN CASE BUT THEY WERE PRETTY SURE THEY WERE GOING TO COME BACK, AND THEN ALL OF SUDDEN THEY DIDN'T 2020)) [INSERT NAVY VIDEO HERE!!!!!] Just nine days after the wedding, the young Navy officer was assigned to the U-S-S Theodore Roosevelt for training. He was supposed to return in about a month, but then the plans changed.
[SOT 26:39]

[RUNS:05] ((I KNOW HE WAS REALLY UPSET WHEN HE DIDN'T GET TO COME HOME I COULD HEAR IT IN HIS EMAIL THAT IT BROKE HIS HEART TO WRITE ME THAT LETTER 26:44)) The newlyweds have been communicating since then only through letters and emails.
[SOT 25:27]

[RUNS:09 ] ((I STAY GLUED TO THE COMPUTER WAITING FOR HIM TO EMAIL ME I CRY ALL THE TIME YOU KNOW BUT HIS FAMILY AND MY FAMILY IS THERE FOR ME SO IT HELPS A LITTLE BIT 2536)) The couple was excited though when they found out they could actually see and talk to each other tomorrow through satellite, which was set up at the navy base in Norfolk. Sherrie and her mom were all packed up and ready to head out this morning, only to find that it had been canceled.
[SOT 2217]

[RUNS:06] ((A COUPLE OF WEEKS BEFORE THAT I EMAILED HIM AND TOLD HIM I'D GIVE ANYTHING TO TALK TO HIM FOR 10-MINUTES AND THEN I FOUND I COULD DO THAT 22:23)) Even though their marriage hasn't exactly been smooth sailing, Sherrie continues to pray for husband's safe return so that the two can begin their new life together. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Radford.))

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


A federal judge issues his own ultimatum in the Richard Burrow case.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus the most well known member of Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors breaks his silence on the school's new affirmative action policy.
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[Burrow]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-12 TC03:17]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

It may all be over in 10 days... or there could be another four years of uncertainty in the criminal case against Richard Burrow.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

That's the effect of a ruling today.
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[VO-NAT]

Like any criminal defendant, says Judge James Turk, "Burrow cannot live a normal life until the Government makes a definitive determination concerning retrial." The D-Day Memorial Foundation operates under a cloud from the unresolved fraud charges against its former director. "Until Mr. Burrow's guilt or innocence has been proven," says the judge, "the uncertainty can only do harm to the Foundation."
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday]


The judge gave the government 10 days from today to begin re-trying the former D-Day Memorial President. I asked the prosecutor Monday if it could be done.
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[SOT 3:17:25]
[IN Q=Yeah, I think so.]

((PAT HOGEBOOM/PROSECUTOR/MONDAY; YEAH, I THINK SO. IT WOULD TAKE AN EFFORT, GETTING ALL THE WITNESSES SUBPOENAED AND EVERYTHING ELSE. BUT WE COULD RETRY THIS THING, YES.))
[SUPER=10-Pat Hogeboom/Prosecutor/Monday]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=retry this thing, yes.]
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[VO-NAT]

If the case is not tried within ten days, the court will dismiss the charges "without prejudice." That means the government could re-indict Burrow anytime before the statute of limitations expires. The limit on fraud is six years.
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[Tech-Policy]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC35:51]
[GRAPHIC=Bruce Smith]


Former Virginia Tech football star, Bruce Smith, is adding his voice to those protesting the school's new affirmative action policy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn/2000]


Smith is a member of Tech's Board of Visitors but did not attend the March 10th meeting.
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A statement issued by Smith was read today by members of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus who also oppose the Board's actions.
In the statement, Smith says he is outraged that the decision was made without advance notice or public input.
He says he is worried that the action will hurt efforts to attract a diverse student body.
The Washington Redskins defensive end adds that he plans to tackle the problem.
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[SOT 11:48:55]
[IN Q=I WILL ALWAYS BE PROUD]

((DEL. VIOLA BASKERVILLE/VA LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS/READING SMITH'S STATEMENT: I WILL ALWAYS BE PROUD TO BE A HOKIE, BUT I AM DEVASTATED BY THE POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF THE BOARD'S ACTION AND I PROMISE I WILL WORK TO SEE THAT THIS IS REVERSED.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Viola Baskerville/Reading Smith's Statement]
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[OUT Q=THAT THIS IS REVERSED.]
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Warner appointed Smith to Tech's Board in June.
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[Gossage]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC1:40:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A former Radford Salvation Army officer convicted of embezzlement says he knew what he did was wrong, but didn't know it was illegal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Terry Gossage pled guilty to embezzling nearly 27-thousand dollars from the organization during a four-year period. Gossage admits to secretly opening a checking account through the Salvation Army, but says he put the money toward the organization and not himself. He later reported what he had done.
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[SOT 10:42]
[IN Q=I DON'T THINK]

((10:42DAVID WHITE/GOSSAGE'S ATTORNEY; I DON'T THINK HE WAS AWARE THAT HE WAS COMMITTING A FELONY. HE KNEW THAT HE WAS VIOLATING SALVATION ARMY REGULATIONS AND FIGURED IN ALL PROBABILITY THAT HE'D BE FIRED WHEN HE WAS DISCOVERED AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED 10:53))
[SUPER=01-David White/Gossage's Attorney;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=WHAT HAPPENED]
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[VO-NAT]

A judge ordered Gossage to perform 500-hours of community service a year for the next three years. He must also give at least a quarter of his paychecks to his family to pay off the loans he used to make restitution.


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[New-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC1:16:28]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


A local company's expansion means dozens of jobs for Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Metalsa, a manufacturer of heavy truck rail frames, will hire 70-people at its facility in the Vista Corporate Park. The company is doubling its production capability with a 150-thousand square foot addition. Metalsa is based in Mexico but opened operations here in 19-96.
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[SOT 00:13:07]
[IN Q=WE HAVE]

((JESUS THEUREL/METALSA CEO; WE HAVE BEEN HERE FOR SEVEN YEARS AND YOU KNOW THE RELATIONSHIP THAT WE HAVE HAD WITH THE COUNTY HAS BEEN VERY GOOD AND I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR US HAS BEEN THAT THE PEOPLE THAT WORK IN THE FACILITY.))
[SUPER=01-Jesus Theurel/Metalsa CEO;]
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[OUT Q=IN THE FACILITY]
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[VO-NAT]

Metalsa officials say positions will be in operations and production. Construction is expected to be completed in late September. State grant incentives totaling 500-thousand dollars helped seal the deal.
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[Stocks]


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


Blue chips extended their rally to a sixth day as Wall Street remained focused on Iraq. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/71.22/8265.45/y/3.47/1397.08;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW gained 71 points.
NASDAQ lost three and a half.
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[VO]
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[Hollins-Gift]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-10 TC12:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Hollins University is a couple million dollars richer thanks to a generous gift. Frank Batten, the retired chairman of Landmark Communications, has presented the liberal arts school with 2-point-2 million dollars to be used to create an endowed chair.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;]

Hollins benefited from the Batten family in 1995, as well, when members pledged 2-million dollars for scholarships and academic development. Frank Batten's mother, wife and a daughter are Hollins graduates. Batten himself served on the university's board for more than twenty years.
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[Rachel-Fund]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC52:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Six thousand dollars...that's how much they've raised in just one week for the family of a Bedford County girl who was the victim of a driveby shooting in North Carolina last month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Forest/Last Week]


The family of 5-year-old Rachel Sanchez says the little girl is doing much better and will soon begin her rehabilitation at a hospital in Charlotte.
Rachel's teachers and classmates at Forest Elementary started a fund drive last week and the response has been overwhelming.
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[SOT 10:39:19]
[IN Q=We've received]

((LORI MANLEY/FOREST E.S. PRINCIPAL: WE'VE RECEIVED A LOT OF CHECKS IN THE MAIL, PEOPLE CALLING AND ASKING WHAT OUR ADDRESS IS AND THEN JUST PEOPLE THAT HAD NO ASSOCIATION WITH THE SANCHEZ FAMILY, THE FOREST COMMUNITY OR OUR SCHOOL HAVE JUST WALKED IN AND JUST HANDED US CHECKS.))
[SUPER=01-Lori Manley/Forest Elem. School Principal]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=just handed us checks.]
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[VO-NAT]


Manley says the money will help defray Rachel's family's expenses while they stay with her in North Carolina.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Salem is all set for the D-3 final four. Rick Mast is returning to the race track -
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[VO-NAT]

and the field of 64 hits the hardwood tomorrow - two of the top stars in the tournament have ties to Hargrave Military. Travis Wells has that story when we return.
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[S-Final]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-136 TC12053]
[GRAPHIC=Division III Championship #6149]


Hampden-Sydney, Gustavus Adolphus, Williams, and Wooster all come to Salem this weekend with championship dreams. The Division Three Final Four teams sport a combined record of 111 wins against 11 losses.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The Salem Civic Center is ready to go. The staff spruced up the arena earlier today by laying down the NCAA decals and making final preparations for the event.
Of the four teams left, only Hampden-Sydney has ever reached the title game.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Brad Bankston/ODAC Commissioner; :00]
[RUNS=:35]
[OUT Q=Division Three Basketball."]
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-139 10354TC]
[GRAPHIC=acc]


The ACC named it's rookie of the year this afternoon, and it's not J.J. Redick.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-ACC; :00]

Georgia Tech's Chris Bosh won the award by outdistancing the local favorite in the balloting. Bosh received 68 of a possible 92 votes from members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association, while Redick picked up 12 votes. The final 8 went to North Carolina point guard Raymond Felton. Bosh, who is six feet 10 inches tall led the conference in field goal percentage, was second in rebounding and averaged 16 points a game.
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[S-Howard]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-142 TC5604]
[GRAPHIC=Men's NCAA Final Four]


The NCAA Tournament gets underway in earnest tomorrow on Your Hometown Station. Wake Forest is the 2 seed in the East Region, while Xavier is seeded third in the South. As Travis Wells, explains, the Demon Deacons and the Musketeers both have a connection to our area.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio..]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Josh Howard/ACC Player of the Year; :21]
[SUPER=@travis1; :41]
[SUPER=01-Scott Shepherd/Virginia Assistant Coach; :50]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]

((Wake Forest Coach Skip Prosser spent 15 years on the bench at Xavier, but that's not the only link between the Cincinnati school and Prosser's Wake team. ACC Player of the Year, Josh Howard played on the same prep school squad as Xavier superstar David West at Hargrave Military Academy. Now, both are candidates to claim national Player of the Year Honors.
Josh:
Travis: Perhaps no one knows the talents of West and Howard better than UVA assistant Scott Shepherd, who coached the two during their relatively short stay in Chatham.
Scott:
West may be the best player in the tournament that no one knows about. For the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year to meet his old buddy on the floor, both Wake and Xavier would have to reach the Final Four. The Musketeers face a possible second round date with Maryland while the Demon Deacs square off with East Tennessee State in the first round. The Bucs are led by another Hargrave alum, point guard Tim Smith. Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

[S-Mast]


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

Rick Mast got one of his first Busch series win at Martinsville and next month he'll return to the track to see how he handles things as a Grand Marshal. Mast will make his first visit to a track of any kind in a year to start the Advance Auto Parts 250 Craftsman truck series race on April 12th at 3.

[S-Sadler]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-141 10803tc]
[GRAPHIC=nascar 2003]

The Winston Cup cars are headed to Bristol this weekend. And Emporia native Hermie Sadler will have a new ride for the race.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]

This morning in Richmond - Sadler and Governor Mark Warner unveiled the new Virginia Tech Cup car that will be raced this weekend in Bristol. UVa, JMU and VCU also have cars that will be featured in other races in the Commonwealth later this year. The Universities pay for the right to put their logos on the cars, but any money they make from selling associate sponsorships goes to the general scholarship fund of each school. (-----------)