[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Campaign season is in full bloom.
We'll have the list of eager would-be Virginia lawmakers.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, Governor Warner swings his veto ax.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - a Tech all-star trades in his number, while the Martinsville speedway gets ready for the arrival of the trucks.
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[VO-NAT]

and Allan Bristow says he's still very much interested in the Virginia Tech head coaching position.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A perfect weather day but school children around the region practice for severe weather and the soldiers in Iraq suffer from some nasty desert weather. We've got it all covered in a moment.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


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


The Governor has made his changes and issued his vetoes.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Now Republicans are preparing for a showdown.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keiht 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Warner-bills]
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[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC45:52]
[ANCHOR=Keiht 2-Shot]


The Governor has acted and now the battle lines are being drawn for next week's veto session.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Warner vetoed four times as many bills this year as last, but will the Republican-controlled legislature let them stand?
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-SHannon & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Meghan Muldoon spoke to lawmakers today about the changes. She joins us now with more.
There are really only a few points of contention
[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]

between Republicans and the Governor but they happen to be matters dealing with life and death.
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[IN Q=GOVERNOR WARNER IS FEELING GOOD]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Victoria Cobb/Family Foundation of Virginia; :08]
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(( Governor Warner is feeling good about the changes he made to the General Assembly's legislation.
But abortion opponents are not so happy.
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[RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=PLAY POLITICS WITH THE PRE-BORN.]


Warner, who says he is pro-choice, decided to veto a bill creating a specialty license plate with the words "Choose Life".
And he added an exception to the ban on partial-birth abortions.
He also amended a parental consent abortion bill by doing away with the notary requirement.
[SOT 13:30:55]
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[RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=THAT COULD BE ALL OVER TOWN.]


abortion opponents say he effectively vetoed all of the anti-abortion bills but they are confident they have the votes to undo his actions.
The patrons of those bills are already working the phones.
Republicans are also vowing to fight the governor on the repeal of the estate tax.
[SOT 13:09:35]
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[OUT Q=UNDERSTAND HOW JOBS ARE CREATED.]


Warner says he supports reforming the estate tax but does not find it a priority.
[SOT 13:33:19]
[IN Q=WHEN WE HAD TO]

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[OUT Q=THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT TIME.]))
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[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


The estate tax repeal and abortion bills were passed by enough votes to override the Governor.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Meghan /State Microwave;]


Warner only needs to bring a few Senators to his side. Keith and Shannon, there will be a lot of behind-the-scenes negotiating between now and next Wednesday.

[Iraq-Latest]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[SUPER=219-Keith Humphry/khumphry*wdbj7.com]


Residents of Iraq's second largest city are apparently turning on Saddam Hussein's troops.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Near Basrah, Iraq]


A British military commander confirms there's an apparent uprising against Iraqi forces in the southern city of Basra.
Reporters outside the city say British forces are bombarding Iraqi troops who attacked their own citizens.
Two British soldiers were killed near Basra when their tank was mistakenly targeted by another British tank crew.


[SUPER=203-Near Baghdad, Iraq]


Further north, sandstorms continue to slow the ground advance on Baghdad, but did not stop air raids by U-S planes.
Officers have told the troops the storm could last another 2 to 3 days.
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[Goode]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-05 TC56:40]
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President Bush is asking Congress for 75 billion dollars for the Iraq campaign, post-war reconstruction and homeland security.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Chatham]


At least one Virginia Congressman says he's in almost total agreement with the President.
Fifth District Republican Virgil Goode fully supports any outlay for the military but wants to take a long hard look at the foreign aid package.
Goode also has no problem with spending money for the war while pushing to enact the President's tax cut program.
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[SOT 22:05:18]
[IN Q=For example]

((REP. VIRGIL GOODE/R- 5TH DISTRICT: FOR EXAMPLE, CUTTING CAPITAL GAINS RATES WILL ACTUALLY BRING IN MORE MONEY, PEOPLE WILL SELL MORE AND THERE ARE SEVERAL PROPOSALS ON THE TABLE FOR A DEFINED PERIOD OF TIME TO CUT THE CAPITAL GAINS RATE.))
[SUPER=201-Rep. Virgil Goode/(R) 5th District]
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[OUT Q=capital gains rate (2nd time)]
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[VO-NAT]


Goode was in Southside today campaigning with local G-O-P candidates for the General Assembly.
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[County-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC1:28:58]
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A tight budget won't bring an increase in tax rates, but the Roanoke County Supervisors have approved higher fees to fill the gaps. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JoeD /Pulpit;]


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight with more on the budget challenge and the supervisors' solution.
[LIVE= JOeD /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]


Shannon, the County's constitutional officers are facing a half million dollar in state funding... and the supervisors had to find the money to pay for ten additional career firefighter/ paramedics they had already approved.
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[OUT Q=2000 CALENDAR YEAR.]


Tax rates will not rise... but it's a different story for other county charges.
Today, the supervisors approved a jail booking fee to make up for state budget cuts, additional court costs to pay for courthouse security, and higher fees for ambulance calls to help pay for the additional firefighter paramedics.
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[IN Q=i NOW SUPPORT IT]
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[OUT Q=quite an accomplishment.]))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Pulpit]


Also, this afternoon county officials confirmed that the difficult challenge of finding enough volunteers is forcing the Fort Lewis Volunteer Rescue Squad to disband. Career personnell have been answering calls in that area for several months, and officials say service should not suffer.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JOeD /Pulpit;]


Shannon, county officials stress that while the rescue squad is disbanding... the Fort Lewis Volunteer Fire Department is alive and well... and is not affected by rescue squad's decision.

[Franklin-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC2:33:33]
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A fire destroyed a home in Franklin County today.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Flames engulfed and destroyed this duplex on Route-40 near Rocky Mount. About 25-firefighters, four engines and two tankers were used to get the blaze under control. No one was home at the time. Officials say two men live in separate apartments in the house.
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[SOT 00:50:17]
[IN Q=we believe]

((CHRIS SLEMP/FRANKLIN CO. DIR. OF PUBLIC SAFETY; WE'RE TRYING TO FIND THAT OUT RIGHT NOW AND GET IN TOUCH WITH THE FOLKS THAT WERE LIVING THERE GET IN TOUCH WITH THE RED CROSS HELP THEM OUT IF NEED BE.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Slemp/Franklin Co. Dir. of Public Safety;]
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[OUT Q=IF NEED BE.]
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[VO-NAT]

The fire also sparked a small brush fire that was put out by crews. Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire and there's no word yet on damage estimates.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Authorities say he let about 60 cows die of malnutrition.
Now a local farmer faces criminal charges.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


That's still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


Along with a silent protest that some local college professors hope will make a big impact.
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[Southside-Pols]
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[TAPE#=02-53 TC1:55:23]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The arrival of spring also means the unofficial start of the political campaign season.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


All 140 seats in the General Assembly are up for grabs this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham]


Four Republican legislators are hoping to return to Richmond as a group so they can keep experienced lawmakers representing Southside.
State senator Charlie Hawkins and Delegates Allen Dudley, Robert Hurt and Danny Marshall all announced their re-election bids today.
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[SOT 21:41:44//21:51:06]
[IN Q=What we're trying]

((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/R-CHATHAM: WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO TODAY IS NOT ONLY ANNOUNCE OUR RE-ELECTION, BUT ANNOUNCE A VISION, A VISION FOR THIS SECTION OF THE STATE TO BE ABLE TO BUILD ON THE GLORIOUS PAST THAT WE HAVE AND TO USE THE GREATEST RESOURCE OF ANY AREA OF THIS WORLD, OUR PEOPLE.)) ((DEL. ROBERT HURT/R-CHATHAM: THE INSTITUTIONAL WISDOM OF DELEGATE DUDLEY AND SENATOR HAWKINS, THE INSTITUTIONAL WISDOM THAT THEY BRING, THE EXPERIENCE THAT THEY BRING HAS BEEN SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN OF GREAT BENEFIT, I BELIEVE, FOR BOTH DANNY AND ME.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Hawkins/(R) Chatham; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Robert Hurt/(R) Chatham; :18]
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[VO-NAT]


Hawkins is a three-term senator, while Dudley is seeking his 6th term as delegate.
Hurt and Marshall have both served just one term in the House of Delegates.
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[Bell]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


Former State Senator Brandon Bell hopes to return to Richmond as a member of the General Assembly.
Today, he announced his campaign for the State Senate seat Bo trumbo will relinquish at the end of the year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Bell served in the General Assembly from 1992 to 1996.
He says that experience will benefit the Roanoke and New River Valleys, if he is elected.
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[IN Q=We've lost leadership]

((BRANDON BELL/(R) STATE SENATE CANDIDATE; WE'VE LOST LEADERSHIP. WE'VE LOST BO TRUMBO. WE'VE LOST VIC THOMAS. WE'VE LOST PEOPLE THAT HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE THERE, AND I WILL BE ABLE TO GO BACK AND HIT THE GROUND RUNNING. ))
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Bell must first win the GOP nomination in a firehouse primary on May 10th.
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[Jones]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Another Republican also announced his candidacy for the seat today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

Jim Jones lost to retired Senator Madison Marye for the 39th district seat back in 19-99. He is now running for the 22nd district seat, which was redrawn to include parts of the old 39th. Jones says he had no intentions of running again, but when he heard Senator Bo Trumbo was retiring, he decided to take advantage of the opportunity.
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[IN Q=I HAD NOT]

((JIM JONES/(R) STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: 36:16 I HAD NOT BEEN CLOSELY PAYING ATTENTION TO THE NEW BOUNDARY LINES AND I KNEW THAT I WAS CLOSE TO ONE BUT IT SO HAPPENED THAT I WAS UNAWARE UNTIL JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO THAT I WAS IN THE NEW SENATE SEAT I ACTUALLY THOUGHT I WAS SOMEONE ELSE'S SENATE SEAT SO ALL OF THIS HAS BEEN A SURPRISE TO ME 36:32))
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[VO-NAT]

As the C-E-O of a private ambulance service, Jones says he plans to focus on healthcare.
Another one of his main goals is reconstructing Interstate-81 so that it is safer for drivers.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Jones and Brandon Bell join two other Republicans vying for the party's nomination-- Joe "Butch" Church and Joe Obenshain.

[Bassett]


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Bassett Furniture is reporting a loss for the first quarter. Officials say tough retail conditions and decreased orders from a major customer cut sales by more than 13 percent.
Total sales stood at about 73 million dollars compared to almost 85 million last year. A spokesman says J.C. Penney is relying more on imported furniture. Bassett's furniture sales to the department store dropped 17 million dollars from 2001 to 2002.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Assurances from President Bush that the U-S would be successful in Iraq gave buyers the courage to do some bargain hunting. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW rose 66 points.
NASDAQ gained 21.
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[Bland-Cattle]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC56:26]
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A farm owner now faces 63 counts of animal cruelty.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bland Co./March 13]


73-year-old Harry Thompson of Princeton, West Virginia was indicted yesterday in Bland County.
Bland County Sheriff's Deputies found about 64 dead cows on Thompson's farm.
County officials took possession of the remaining 160 animals on his farm last week.
A deputy says the cows were malnourished.
A veterinarian says Thompson had fed the cows poor-quality hay.
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[Tech-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC1:29:12]
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They made a statement without saying a word.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Faculty members at Virginia Tech today organized a silent protest over the board of visitors' decision to cut affirmative action and sexual orientation from its discrimination policy. As the group marched across campus, some say they wore duct-tape over their mouth to symbolize how the board ignored their voices when it voted on the policy behind closed doors.
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[SOT 9:44]
[IN Q=EVERYONE IN THE UNIVERSITY]

((ANN KILKELLY/VT PROFESSOR: EVERYONE IN THE UNIVERSITY--THE ADMINISTRATORS, THE OFFICIALS OF THE UNIVERSITY AND THE STAFF, FACULTY AND STUDENTS, I WOULD SAY A MAJORITY OF THEM FEEL VERY OPPRESSED BY THE POTENTIAL OF WHAT OUR BOARD OF VISITORS HAS DONE 9:58))
[SUPER=01-Ann Kilkelly/Virginia Tech Professor;]
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[OUT Q=VISITORS HAS DONE.]
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[VO-NAT]

Demonstrators say they are pleased the board has called another meeting to review its actions but that, until the policy is actually changed, they will continue to protest.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - a critical game for the Express, a new number for KJ, and could Bristow be back?

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[VO-NAT]

Plus, Jon Wood is ready to lead the Craftsman Truck series charge into Martinsville in a couple of weeks.
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[S-Bristow]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-136 12354TC]
[GRAPHIC=JEFF LEBO]

With Jeff Lebo turning down the Tech coaching job yesterday
[GRAPHIC=TECH HOOPS]

it just might be time for the Hokies to take a more serious look at one of their own - as in Allan Bristow.
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[VO-NAT]
[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.
His jersey number 44 was retired back in October of 1998.
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; ]

Bristow played 9 seasons in the NBA, and in 1991 he took over the Charlotte Hornets where he coached the team for five seasons - winning 207 games and losing 203. Bristow is now 51 years old and living in Marco Island, Florida. He has known athletic director 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-WDBJ]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=men's final four]

The March Madness returns to WDBJ-7 this Thursday night with two big nights of doubleheader action.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12998 ] Thursday night Kentucky and Wisconsin hook up in the early game. Then around ten o'clock it's the game local fans have been buzzing about - Duke and Kansas.
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[GO TO FRIDAY PINNACLE 12999] The Friday doubleheader has Texas taking on U-Conn. While defending champ Maryland faces the redhot Michigan State Spartans in a 10pm tip. All the action right here on WDBJ-7 this Thursday and Friday nights.
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[S-trucks]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-145]
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The Martinsville Speedway is hosting two Craftsman Truck series events this year. And according to the track, the sponsor and driver Jon Wood, it's a match made in Heaven. Steve Mason explains.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[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.))

[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-148 1834tc]
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The Hokies continue spring football practice tomorrow with their third of 15 scheduled workouts set for tomorrow afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The Hokies have 47 lettermen and 16 starters back from last year's 10-and-4 team, but the underclassmen are making this spring a lot of fun for the coaches.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="You know...]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=...it every day."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Lee Suggs is gone, and if you didn't know better you would think Kevin Jones also was gone. He has traded in his number 7 jersey for number 25 this season.
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[S-Express]


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


The Roanoke Express is home tonight at the roundhouse. At first this week that features four home games looked like a way to tune up for the playoffs. But now it's a fight just to make the postseason. Roanoke hosts Trenton tonight in a 7pm faceoff. Trenton is in second in the Northeast division, the Express is in 5th, but just two points separate the two teams.