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Coming up on News 7-
Helping local families with loved ones overseas. We'll tell you what's going on.
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Military aircraft are now flying over New York City 24-7.
And from the basketball court to the court of law. A former UVa standout is now facing charges.
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and cooler air is on the way.
News 7 is next.

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The Pentagon today says soldiers have killed anywhere from 150 to 500 Iraqis during fighting in a sandstorm.
And word tonight that Iraqi TV is out.
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((DONALD RUMSFELD: IRAQI AUTHORITIES KNOW THEIR DAYS ARE NUMBERED. WHILE THE IRAQI REGIME IS ON ITS WAY OUT, IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW IT CAN STILL BE BRUTAL.))
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[vo-nat 04 plus pad]
And several loud explosions heard over Baghdad tonight.
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[Iraq]


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Good Evening.
Also tonight- taking care of those at home- A weekly support group for families of troops begins.
We'll have more on that in a moment.
But first, in Iraq- U-S led troops are not only taking on the enemy, but the raging sandstorms.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Lawrence /Newspath;]


Chris Lawrence has been in Kuwait for the past several weeks knows all too well what those are like. He joins us live from Kuwait with more.
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((The march on Baghdad has been slowed by a blinding sandstorm ....which grounded attack helicopters and delayed head-to-head combat with Iraq's Republican Guard. Gen. Richard Myers/Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff "Their mettle has yet to be tested." The Navy still fired about 90 cruise missiles and Air Force jets flew above the storm pounding targets in and around Baghdad. South of the capital near An Najaf U-S troops report a major victory without losing a man. The Pentagon says an Army cavalry unit killed a couple hundred Iraqis who attacked them with rocket grenades. Further south in Basra British troops took on more than 1000 Iraqi militiamen in a struggle for the nation's second largest city. The British blew up abandoned enemy tanks as they chased the Iraqis into town. Once Inside Basra the Iraqi militia had to deal with a civilian uprising against Saddam Hussein ...and reportedly used mortar rounds on their own people. Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense "These are a repressed people, but i hope and pray they'll do it at a time when their are forces nearby to help them."

Iraqi officials have denied it all ...saying the situation is stable. What they can't deny 3,000 chemical suits with masks and military uniforms which Marines discovered in a staging area used by Iraq's paramilitary troops. Chris Lawrence, CBS News Kuwait. Now back to you.))
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[Family-Support]


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These are no doubt trying times for family and friends of those serving overseas. But churches, businesses and organizations all across the country are doing what they can to offer support to loved ones here at home. [***IRAQ IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /NEwsroom Pod;]

Teresa Hamilton joins us now with information on two local support groups.
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Jean, as troops move closer to Baghdad, the tension and uncertainty grows for family and friends. But doctors say some of that apprehension can be lessened-- by simply knowing you're not alone.
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Hundreds of troops from western Virginia are among the soldiers serving in Kuwait and Iraq. Men and women who've left behind friends and family worried about their safety and wondering when and if they'll return home. Doctors and counselors with Carilion Health System recognize the strain this can put on a person-- so every Tuesday they'll be offering support groups for family and friends in Roanoke and the New River Valley.
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((DR. RICK SEIDEL/CLINICAL PROGRAMS DIRECTOR; IT'S A WAY TO COME TOGETHER WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE SIMILAR CONCERNS AND SIMILAR NEEDS AND A CHANCE TO GIVE SUPPORT AND UNDERSTAND THAT YOU'RE NOT BY YOURSELF IN THIS KIND OF SITUATION, AND THAT WHAT YOU'RE FEELING IS QUITE NORMAL AND IT HELPS GIVE PEOPLE REASSURANCE AND FEEL BETTER. ))
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[vo-nat] Again the meetings are every Tuesday at seven o'clock. In Roanoke-- the meetings are at the Carilion Rehabilitation Center Auditorium on South Jefferson Street. In the New River Valley-- they're being held in the Carilion St. Alban's hospital in Radford.
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Doctor Seidel says similar meetings were held in the New River Valley during the Gulf War and that response was tremendous.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /Newsroom Pod;]

Jean, we want to let folks know the support group meetings are free of charge and Carilion says it continue to have them as long as there's a need in the community.

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At least one Virginia Congressman is on the President's side when it comes to funding for the military.. but he has questions about where the rest of the money is going.
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Fifth District Republican Virgil Goode says he fully supports the outlay for the ongoing military campaign, but is not so sure about the aid for Iraq.
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((REP. VIRGIL GOODE/R- 5TH DISTRICT: I WANT TO TAKE A LONG HARD LOOK AT ANY FUNDS FOR IRAQ. I FULLY SUPPORT GIVING THEM FOOD MADE IN AMERICA, PROCESSED IN AMERICA, FROM AMERICA SO THAT THEY DON'T STARVE OR GO HUNGRY, BUT WE HAVE PRESSING NEEDS IN THIS COUNTRY. WE NEED TO LOOK AT OURSELVES BEFORE WE EXTEND ANY FOREIGN TO ANY NATION.))
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Goode was in Southside today, campaigning for Republican General Assembly candidates.
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[Dolphins]


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You can not call them navy seals, but these animals are a vital part of the war in Iraq.
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Atlantic bottle nosed dolphins are specially trained to detect explosive mines, and are now being used along the port of Umm Qasr.
For days, American and British troops fought to secure the port and now there is concern that Iraq hid mines along the coast on either ships or on the sea bed.
British divers have been looking for the mines, but say it's impossible for humans.
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(("IF YOU CAN IMAGINE CRAWLING AROUND IN THE MUD WITH YOUR EYES SHUT, THAT'S BASICALLY WHAT IT'S LIKE. NAT DOLPHINS))
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The dolphins are able to use their own natural sonar to detect explosive devices.
The Navy says the dolphins are cleared away before attempts are made to set off the devices.
The goal is to clear the port for humanitarian aid and coalition forces.
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[Sampson]


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Former U-V-A basketball star Ralph Sampson faces charges he failed to pay more than 51-thousand dollars in child support.
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The 42-year-old Sampson was indicted last week for failing to pay support for one daughter who lives in Falmouth and another daughter in Charlottesville.
Sampson was released on bond today after appearing in federal court in Georgia, where he lives.
His attorney says the child support was paid with a wire transfer several days ago.
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The "seven-foot four inch" Sampson was the first pick of the 1983 N-B-A draft by the Houston Rockets.
He last played in the N-B-A in 2000.
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[LB-Soccer]


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It's the first game of the season, but Lord Botetourt's soccer team has already suffered its two biggest losses OFF the field.
Two Cavaliers soccer players, both goalies, have died in traffic accidents in the past five months.
Marya Jones shows us how the loss of two teammates has not defeated the team's winning spirit.
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((NATS: silence.)) [RUNS:02]
Lord Botetourt started off its game with silence for a team member that couldn't be there.
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((NATS: TEAM!)) [RUNS:01]
Strapping on black armbands, players dedicated this season to their former goalie, Andrew Wilkinson.
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((BEN SMITH: THE REST OF THIS YEAR'S GAMES ARE FOR HIM AND WE'RE GOING TO TRY OUR HARDEST TO PLAY AND DEDICATE ALL OF THEM TO HIM.)) [RUNS:05]
Wilkinson, a 10th grader at Lord Botetourt and the Governor's school, died after a car accident Sunday... two days before the team's first game.
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((ERIC LANE: HE PLAYED HARD, GOOD SOCCER, WAS A GOOD GOALIE. (STUMBLES) IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO REPLACE HIM.)) [RUNS:04]
And he's not the first team member they've had to replace this year.
Five months ago, Lord Botetourt lost another goalie, senior Travis Bird, in a traffic accident.
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((ROY PRUSAK/JV COACH: TO LOSE TWO EXCEPTIONAL GOALIES, BESIDES THEIR TRAGIC LOSS, IT HURTS THE TEAM AND HOPEFULLY THEY CAN GET IT BEHIND THEM AND USE THAT AS A POSITIVE SIGN TO GET TOGETHER. )) [RUNS:10]
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((quick nats soccer game.)) [RUNS:02]
To get together and win for the teammates they lost.
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((ERIC LANE: IT'S HARD BUT WE'RE GONNA PRETTY MUCH COME OUT HERE AND WIN FOR HIM. )) [RUNS:03]
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[SU 44:34] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: THE STUDENTS ARE FINDING OTHER WAYS TO HONOR THEIR TWO FRIENDS. THEY'RE RAISING MONEY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP AND WEIGHT ROOM IN TRAVIS BIRD'S NAME AND THEY SAY SIMILAR PLANS ARE IN THE WORKS FOR ANDREW.)) [RUNS:10]
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((QUICK NATS: I JUST SIGNED MY NAME. I DID, TOO.)) [RUNS:02]
All the students have signed a banner, which they'll give to Andrew's family.
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((ERIC LANE: THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT YOU THINK IS NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN TO ANYONE YOU KNOW AND YOU DREAD IT. AND WHEN IT COMES YOU JUST CAN'T DEAL WITH IT. THERE ARE NO WORDS. )) [RUNS:08]
But these players are keeping their eyes on the goal ... to honor two teammates they lost with a winning season.

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((NATS: APPLAUSE AFTER GOAL.)) [RUNS:02]
Marya Jones, News-7, Botetourt County.))
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Another guilty plea from terrorist supporters in New York.
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While the threat of terrorism has jets and helicopters are patrolling the skies of the Big Apple yet again.
Those stories when News 7 returns.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Express answers the bell tonight and rips second place Trenton. Roanoke College is getting ready for west coast test in the net tomorrow. The trucks are coming to Martinsville - not once but twice. Plus, Allan Bristow still wants the Tech job, and Roy Stanley picks up yet another honor tonight right here on the Big 7.))

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Military Aircraft are once again patrolling New York City- that after warnings that the city could be a target of terrorism.
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Blackhawk choppers and small jets are flying overhead 24 hours a day.
The patrols began immediately after 9-11, but stopped early last year.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he's not sure the patrols are needed, but he says they can't hurt.
The mayor says there has not been a specific threat.
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Another Al-Qaida trainee has entered a guilty plea in Western New York.
26-year old Yahya Goba pleaded guilty to providing material resources to a terrorist organization by training at the camp in the Spring of 2001.
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Goba covered his head as he walked out of the courthouse.
His plea means he avoids trial and a potentially harsher sentence.
Prosecutors said they would ask for ten years when Goba is sentenced in July.
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((WILLIAM CLAUSS/PUBLIC DEFENDER; I THINK HE IS SORRY HE ATTENDED THE CAMP RIGHT NOW. I THINK THAT HE SURELY WISHES THAT IF HE HAD TO DO IT OVER AGAIN. I THINK HE WOULD NEVER ATTEND THAT CAMP.))
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With Goba's plea, half of the six men from Lackawanna near Buffalo have reached deals to avoid trial- Others are likely to follow.
It was just yesterday that (Shof-fol Mo-Said) Shafal Mosed admitted to training at a camp affiliated with Osama bin laden.
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Roanoke County tax rates won't rise this year, but a tight budget will bring an increase in some fees.
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The supervisors have approved a 25- dollar booking fee at the county jail, and an additional five dollars in court costs to add four deputies and improve courthouse security.
Board members also increased the fee for ambulance transports, to help pay for additional paramedic firefighters.


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((ELMER HODGE/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: TO ADD TEN ADDITIONAL FIREFIGHTERS, TO DO THE THINGS THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO, AND INCREASE FEES THAT SHOULD BE AS EASY TO ABSORB AS THIS, I THINK, IS QUITE AN ACCOMPLISHMENT.))
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County officials have also confirmed that a shortage of volunteers is forcing the Fort Lewis Volunteer Rescue Squad to disband. Career personnel have been answering rescue calls in the area for several months, so service there should not suffer.
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Officials say the Fort Lewis Volunteer Fire Department is alive and well, and is not affected by the rescue squad's problems.


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Franklin County officials are looking into what caused a fire near Rocky Mount today.
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Flames destroyed this duplex on Route-40 early this afternoon. Fire officials say two men lived in the home in separate apartments. One had been there for several years while the other moved in recently. Neither was home at the time and no one was hurt on the scene. It took 25-firefighters, four-fire engines and two tankers to control the fire. They also put out a small brush fire nearby. Fire officials say they're investigating a cause and damage estimates.
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Governor Warner has some new allies in his fight over the estate tax.
That's next on News 7.
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And these Virginia Tech professors were silent today, but they say they won't go away quietly until the Board of Visitors changes a controversial policy.
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Two state senators indicated today they would switch their votes on legislation that would repeal Virginia's estate tax.
The move could give Governor Mark Warner the room he needs to sustain his veto of the measure.
The bill barely passed in the General Assembly last month with the two-thirds support it would need to override a potential Warner veto.
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Republicans say they will fight to override Warner's veto of a bill repealing the estate tax.
And they say they have the votes to reject his changes to two abortion bills.
Warner amended legislation banning partial-birth abortions and a bill requiring parental consent for minors seeking an abortion.
And he vetoed a bill creating a "Choose Life" license plate.
The governor also reinstated 50-thousand dollars that Republicans took away from Democrat Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: IT WAS SOME PARTISAN POLITICKING. AND I THINK THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, THIS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AND FUTURE LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS NEED TO MAINTAIN A BASIC MINIMUM LEVEL OF FUNDING TO PERFORM THEIR DUTIES.))
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Lawmakers return to Richmond next week to vote on the governor's changes.
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[Tech-Protest]


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Protests over Virginia Tech's new affirmative action policy continued today, but this time demonstrators made their statement without saying a word.
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Faculty members at Virginia Tech organized a silent protest. They're angry over the board of visitors' decision to cut affirmative action and sexual orientation from its discrimination policy. The group marched across campus. Some wore duct-tape over their mouths to symbolize how the board ignored their voices when it voted on the policy behind closed doors.
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((ANN KILKELLY/VT PROFESSOR: 11:26 WE WANT TO BE VISIBLE AS FACULTY AND WE WANT TO BE SEEN AS FACULTY WITH A VESTED INTEREST IN THIS ACADEMIC ENTERPRISE THAT WE ARE APART OF 11:34))
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[OUT Q=we are a part of.]
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Demonstrators say they're pleased the board has called another meeting to review its actions, but they say until the policy is actually changed, they will continue to protest.
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A huge win for the Express. A huge honor for Roy Stanley. A huge number of trucks at Martinsville. But first Allen Bristow is still interested in the Tech coaching job.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY/1973; :00]

Bristow was a key member of the 1973 NIT championship team with the Hokies that took New York by storm.
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; ]

Bristow played 9 seasons in the NBA, and in 1991 he took over the Charlotte Hornets and coached the team for five seasons - winning 207 games. Bristow is now 51 years old and living in Marco Island, Florida. He friends with Jim Weaver for years and he definitely wants to get back into coaching. From his home today he said it's been less than a week since he and Weaver spoke and that he considers himself both a candidate and a consultant for the job.
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[S-Express]


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We begin this segment on the Roundhouse ice as Roanoke hosted Trenton is a key northern division game.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Titans vs. Express; :00]

The Express and their fans were focused on the tack at hand last night. But Trenton's Tyler Beechy scores right on the edge of the crease to make it a one to nothing game. But that was the wake up call Roanoke needed. Cam Bristow behind the net finds Dylan Gyori (GEAR-EE) on the move, and Gyori hammers it home. It's 1-all. The Express again - this time in the second. Gyori from inside the blue line fires a rocket, and Jason Jaffray bangs in the rebound off the goalie. It's 2-to-1 Roanoke. Gyori will duplicate the play - only this time he bangs the puck off the boards and Bristow is in the right place at the right time for
[super=38-Trenton/1/Roanoke/6;]

the score. Roanoke gets a critical win over Trenton to stay in the think of the playoff hunt. The final 6 to 1.
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[talent=mike]
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The Dazzle opened up the playoffs last night with game one of its best of three series with Fayetteville. Roanoke loses 101 to 88. Game two is in Roanoke Sunday afternoon.

[S-Roy]


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It has been nearly a year since the passing of our main man Roy Stanley, and while some of our hurt has gone away, the honors for Roy have not stopped.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

Last night his wife Katy, father Roy Miller, Senior and sister Rhonda Rogers were on hand as the Roanoke County Supervisors honored Roy's memory with a resolution.
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[OUT Q=...lost someone too."]
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[SUPER=04-Yesterday Afternoon;]

Earlier yesterday one of Roy's good friends also was honored. Geraldine Brickhouse Barber, the mom of Tiki and Ronde was named the Salem/Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce's citizen of the year.
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The Roanoke College men's lacrosse team is up to the ninth place in the nation. Roanoke beat 7th ranked Washington & Lee over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The 5 and 1 Maroons now face the nation's 3rd ranked team in Whittier out of California tomorrow at 4. The Poets are averaging over 19 goals a game. Roanoke has been winning with defense allowing just nine goals a contest and goalie Tim Morse is playing like an All-American. They'll need to keep it up tomorrow.
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[SUPER=01-Bill Pilat/Roanoke College Lacrosse Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Andy Bonasera/Roanoke Senior Attackman; :12]
[SUPER=01-Tim Morse/Roanoke Senior Goalie; :20]
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[OUT Q=just do your best"]
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[S-Trucks]


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The Martinsville Speedway is doubling its pleasure this season with two Craftsman Truck series events at the track Steve Mason has more on the double player with a player and a sponsor.
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[SUPER=01-Jon Wood/U.S. Navy Ford Driver; :17]
[SUPER=01-Mike Smith/Martinsville Speedway Public Relations; :35]
[SUPER=01-Mike Paris/Advance Auto Parts Marketing; :49]
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((Jon Wood took a tour of the Brambleton Advance Auto Parts store to sell the April 12th Martinsville Truck race. As the driver of the U.S. Navy Ford, it has been easy for him to buy into American troops involvement in Iraq. ((JON WOOD/DRIVER OF U.S. NAVY FORD:))
Wood is generating media coverage thanks to his sixth place standings in points. Moving to the two truck race format at Martinsville and eliminating the modified portion was also a popularity decision. ((MIKE SMITH/MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY PUBLIC RELATIONS:)) ((:MIKE PARIS/ADVANCE AUTO PARTS MARKETING:))
Jon Wood and Martinsville Speedway is also a perfect match for obvious family reasons. His extended family should come out in full force to support a driver who already has one top 5 and 2 top 10 finishes.)) ((:))
((Steve Mason:Wood finished second in this past Sunday's Craftsman truck Lucas Oil 250 at Mesa Marin Raceway. He will bring that exact truck to Martinsville April 12th for the Advance Auto parts 250. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

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