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Coming up on News 7
A body is found in the New River-
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Parachutes like these rain down on Iraq tonight-
Plus will alcohol be sold at more Roanoke civic Center events. A decision is made.
And a dog missing for months comes back to wish its owner a happy birthday.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at eleven is next.

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(( I SAW THE GLASS SHATTERED OUT OF THE WINDOW AND I SAW THIS BOY COME OUT OF THE BUS WITH HIS KNEES THAT WAS BLEEDING BAD. ))
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A field trip to North Carolina is anything but routine for a group of Franklin County students.
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[Abbott-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Some of the students suffered minor injuries, but all are back home tonight safe and sound. However, this morning there were plenty of anxious moments for both students and parents. Teresa Hamilton was there when eager parents were reunited with their children after a very long day.
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[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS7, Rocky Mount.]

(( School field trips are supposed to be an adventure-- especially one to a large scale science museum such as the Discovery Place in Charlotte, North Carolina. But as these sixth graders at Ben Franklin Middle school in Rocky Mount discovered-- not everything goes as planned.
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((LAURA WRAY/STUDENT: I WAS LISTENING TO MY CD PLAYER AND THEN WE WAS SLOWING DOWN AND THEN BOOM.)) [RUNS05]
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That boom was caused when the charter bus Laura Wray was riding in-- rear ended a tractor trailer on Interstate 85 just outside of Charlotte. Much to the relief of her father-- Laura only suffered a bumped knee.
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(( MARK WRAY: THE MEDICAL CENTER CALLED ABOUT 12:30... AND LET THEM TALK TO MY CHILD AND ALL WERE GOOD ABOUT AS FAR AS LETTING ME KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON. )) [runs09]
[out q= was going on.]

Tina Myers received a similar call about her daughter Alexandra-- who suffered a sprained left knee.
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((TINA MYERS/PARENT: I WAS REALLY REALLY WORRIED AT FIRST BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHEN YOU HEAR SOMEONE SAY THERE'S BEEN AN ACCIDENT AND YOU WONDER HOW BAD ITS BEEN BUT SHE SAID SHE WAS OK AND THAT MY DAUGHTER WANTED TO TALK TO ME. )) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q= TALK TO ME.]

The bus involved in the accident was one of three charter busses transporting the students. In all-- about 20 kids were treated for minor injuries such as scrapes and bruises. And, while the students involved in the crash never made it to the museum, at least one tried to put a positive spin on the experience.
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[in q=It was ]

((I WAS KIND OF FUN, WE GOT TO GO INTO THE THEATER AT THE HOSPITAL AND EVERYBODY WAS REALLY NICE.)) [runs05]
[outq= was really nice. ]

Although, not as nice as being back home safe and sound. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS7, Rocky Mount. ))

[Giles-Body]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC43:56]
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Authorities in Giles County pulled a body from the New River this afternoon.
An officer with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says the body was found about a mile upriver from the bridge near the Celanese Plant.
Investigators are waiting for the medical examiner to positively identify the body.
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[SUPER=03-Giles Co./March 8]


They are not sure if it's one of two missing fishermen.
The men were last seen March Seventh.
Their capsized boat was found the next day.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=War in Iraq]


Parachutes rained down on Northern Iraq tonight- the troops taking over an airfield.
It is all part of the effort to beef up the military forces on the Northern Front.
Chris Lawrence has more from Kuwait City.
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[IN Q=]
[Super=204-File Tape; :12]
[SUPER=201-Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense; :20 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=201-Maj. Gen. Stan McChrystal/Joints Chiefs of Staff; :40]
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[SUPER=219-Chris Lawrence/CBS News; 1:31]
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((U.S. WARPLANES POUNDED ENEMY POSITIONS IN NORTHERN IRAQ THEN GROUND FORCES MOVED IN. ABOUT A THOUSAND U-S PARATROOPERS JUMPED INTO KURDISH-CONTROLLED TERRITORY ... AND SEIZED AN AIRFIELD. NOW THEY'LL WAIT FOR ARMORED TANKS AND BRADLEY FIGHTING VEHICLES TO BE DROPPED IN BEHIND THEM. AND THEN ...LINK UP WITH SPECIAL OPERATONS FORCES ALREADY THERE. DONALD RUMSFELD/Secretary of Defense: "the number of forces flowing in iraq goes up everyday (edit) and will continue to do so until it is finished." RIGHT NOW, THE MILITARY'S MAIN CONCERN IS SECURING SUPPLY LINES FOR COALITION FORCES. IRAQI FIGHTERS -- DRIVING PICKUPS AND SUV'S --HAVE LAUNCHED SURPRISE ATTACKS ALONG THESE VITAL ROUTES. Maj. Gen. Stanley McChrystal : "In the middle of bad conditions, our forces responded by destroying more than 30 enemy vehicles and killing enemy personnel in the hundreds." THE TOUGHEST FIGHTING REMAINS TO THE SOUTH. IN AN-NASIRIYAH, MARINES MARCHING TOWARDS BAGHDAD ...HAVE ENGAGED IN FIERCE BATTLES WITH SADDAM'S ELITE REPUBLICAN GUARD. THE ARMY'S 3RD INFANTRY DIVISION IS ALREADY 50 MILES SOUTH OF THE CAPITAL. BUT SEVERE SANDSTORMS ARE SLOWING DOWN THE GROUND ATTACK. MAJ. BEN MATTHEWS/U.S. ARMY: "The last 24-48 hours are the worst sandstorms I have seen in my almost 3 years in country over here." AND AS THE AIR POUNDING OF BAGHDAD CONTINUES... ANGRY CIVILIANS BLAMED AMERICAN MISSILES FOR KILLING AT LEAST 14 PEOPLE AT A MARKETPLACE THERE. MILITARY OFFICIALS DENY THEY DELIBERATELY TARGETED THE MARKET SAYING IT COULD HAVE BEEN AN AMERICAN - OR IRAQI MISSILE -THAT WENT ASTRAY. CL KUWAIT CITY))

[Bush-Blair]


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President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair are at Camp David for meetings tonight and tomorrow.
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[SUPER=203-Andrews AFB, MD]


Blair arrived at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland and then boarded a helicopter for Camp David.
The leaders are expected to discuss the war and its aftermath, specifically the question of who runs postwar Iraq.
The Bush Administration has said it plans to effectively govern postwar Iraq until there's stability.
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[Homeland-security]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC1:32:28]
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The state is better prepared for possible terrorist attacks as a result of legislation signed into law today.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The bills create a database of medical workers and allow trained personnel who are NOT doctors to administer medications in a disaster.
The new law also protects from liability those providing medical care during a health emergency.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: IF WE'VE GOT AN EMERGENCY TAKING PLACE, WE NEED ALL OF THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL POSSIBLE OUT THERE, DOING THE RIGHT THING PROVIDING IMMEDIATE SERVICE. IT WOULD BE A CATASTROPHE AND THEY OUGHT TO NOT HAVE TO FEAR ABOUT FUTURE LAWSUITS COMING OUT OF IT.))
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[OUT Q=COMING OUT OF IT.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner also signed an executive order to make up the salary difference for state workers called to active duty.
About 200 state employees serve in the National Guard.
The governor says he hopes it will encourage private sector employers to do the same.
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[Civic-Center]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC51:37]
[GRAPHIC=Alcohol Sales]


A plan to sell beer and wine at more Civic Center events has drawn strong opposition, but a state hearing officer has sided with the city of Roanoke.
Today, he issued a decision granting the city a new ABC license.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The civic center currently sells beer at professional sporting events, and officials argued that alcohol sales at concerts and other events would make the facility more attractive to patrons and promoters.
Opponents criticized the civic center's track record, and its ability to control alcohol sales in the future.
The hearing officer concluded that the objections were not substantiated.
He said that civic center management and staff have developed reasonable procedures to ensure that alcoholic beverages will be available in a controlled environment.
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[Patrick-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-10 TC24:27]
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A local hospital is out of bankruptcy, but its attorney says it will only be for a short time.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./File Tape;]

R-J Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital filed for Chapter 11 protection in 19-99 with tremendous losses and debts. Today in a Danville Bankruptcy Court, a judge entered a final decree to release them from the re-organization plan. But the hospital's attorney says they will file different Chapter 11 paperwork along with a motion to sell the facility in the near future. Earlier this year, the company AgeMark signed a letter of intent to purchase the ailing hospital. The hospital's attorney says bankruptcy protection helps the purchases of assets by being free and clear.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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He's being remembered as a savior of Social Security and a friend to those in need.
More on the passing of former Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan when News 7 returns.
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Plus police in Eastern Virginia close in on a man suspected of kidnapping two nuns.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[OUT Q=...the BIG 7."]
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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Hoyas battle the Heels tonight in Chapel Hill. JJ and Duke get ready for the Sweet 16 tomorrow night, while his former Cave Spring teammate is getting set for surgery. We'll tell you why a top point guard is a necessity this time of year.

And we'll check in on today's top 10 D-3 lacrosse game in Salem right here on the Big 7.)) [Nuns]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A nationwide manhunt is focused on Eastern Virginia... after the sighting of a Georgia man wanted for killing his father and abducting two nuns.
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[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach]


Sister Philomena Fogarty's body was found early today in Virginia Beach.
26 year old Adrian Robinson is accused of killing his father in Hamilton Georgia,
then abducting Fogarty and another nun to make his escape.
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[IN Q=For it to]

((FR. RONNIE MADDEN; FOR IT TO HAPPEN TO TWO SUCH GOOD HOLY WOMEN OF GREAT FAITH WOMEN WHO DO SO MUCH AROUND THE COUNTY IS JUST MIND BOGGLING.))
[SUPER=01-Father Ronnie Madden]
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[OUT Q=just mind boggling]
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The other woman was found unharmed yesterday.
The F-B-I says Robinson could be heading to Connecticut, where his estranged wife lives.
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[Wal-Mart]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Governor Warner is touting the biggest economic development announcement of his administration.
Wal-Mart's bringing one thousand jobs and a distribution center to Mount Crawford in Rockingham County.
Construction's expected to begin next summer.
Wal-Mart already employs more than 31-thousand people in Virginia.

[Estate-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-53 TC1:58:44]
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A Republican backed bill to get rid of the estate tax may die with Governor Warner's veto. The tax is for family owned farms or businesses worth one million dollars or more. They pay when the assets are passed onto the next generation.
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[SUPER=03-Chilhowie;]

Andy Overbay's family dealt with the tax when his parents wanted to pass down the family farm. He says they were right on the edge where they would have to pay a huge sum in taxes or nothing. His parents decided to reduce their assets to avoid the burden. Overbay says it was like they were penalized for being successful.
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[IN Q=WE HAD]

((ANDY OVERBAY/FARM OWNER; WE HAD A LOT OF ASSETS BUT YOU KNOW THE OLD SAYING THAT FARMERS LIVE POOR AND DIE RICH IS VERY TRUE I MEAN MY WIFE AND I WERE LIVING ON 10-THOUSAND-4-HUNDERD DOLLARS A YEAR.))
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[OUT Q=DOLLARS A YEAR.]
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Governor Warner says we need to protect farmers and small businesses but that given the budget shortfall, this is not the right time. Those who want to get rid of the tax say it's hurting small businesses and putting family farms out of business. The Governor believes he has enough Democratic support to sustain his veto.
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[Moynihan]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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He served in the Senate for nearly a quarter of a century.
Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan has died at the age of 76.
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The New York Democrat served from 1977 to 2001.
He was an advocate of saving Social Security helping save the institution in the 1980s with Senator Bob dole.
But most of all, Moynihan was known for serving the nation with a flair.
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((WE CALL THE WHITE HOUSE AND WE CALL THE WHITE HOUSE AND NO ONE ANSWERS." "AM I EMBARRASSED TO SPEAK FOR A LESS THAN PERFECT DEMOCRACY, NOT ONE BIT." "I AM NOT GOING TO ALLOW MY VOTING RECORD TO BE MISREPRESENTED, YOU ARE ONE YEAR IN THE SENATE FELLA, YOU DON'T DO THAT TO ANOTHER SENATOR.")) [***NO SUPER]
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[VO-NAT]


Moynihan was the only person in history to serve the administrations of President's Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford.
He was the ambassador to India under President Nixon and the ambassador to the U.N. under President Ford.
Moynihan is succeeded in the Senate by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
He was hospitalized in January for an intestinal disorder.
Senator Moynihan was 76 years old.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


She's had to struggle just to see, but one woman's achievement's being celebrated today.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And after seven month's on the lam, a dog returns home just in time for her master's 83rd birthday.
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[Commercial]

[Hancock-Clark]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC1:33:08]
[GRAPHIC=Lewis & Clark]

Lewis and Clark were born in Virginia. They both courted Fincastle girls. Meriwether Lewis was unsuccessful in love. But William Clark married twice. Both his wives were from Fincastle
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[VO-NAT]

The first was Judith Hancock, the daughter of a wealthy Congressman who'd moved to Fincastle from South Carolina.
[SUPER=03-Daleville]

Gene Crotty has written a book on the many visits of Lewis and Clark to Fincastle. He considers Julia- -as she preferred to be called- -a heroine in her own right for the hardships she endured living in the frontier town of St. Louis.
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[IN Q=But during the war]

((BUT DURING THE WAR OF 1812, NOW, CLARK WENT BACK TO ST. LOUIS AND LEFT THEM HERE ABOUT 34 MONTHS. THEY STAYED HERE WITH GRANDMA AND GRANDDAD. SO SHE HAD PRETTY WELL MADE, THEN. BUT JUST THE TRIPS BACK AND FORTH MUST HAVE BEEN VERY HARD ON HER.))
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[OUT Q=hard on her.]
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[VO-NAT]

The trip took about two months. On her last journey east she died at her father's mansion near Elliston, known as Fotheringay (FATHER-en-gay). She was just 28. She and her father are buried behind the home.
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[Ratcliff]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC1:49:31]
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Five years after regaining her sight a Roanoke woman says she never thought it would be possible.
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[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Judy Ratcliff today celebrated the anniversary of the implantation of a tube to relieve pressure on her left eye. The glaucoma patient also underwent a corneal transplant. She says adjusting to her restored vision was a struggle.
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[IN Q=I was happy. I was scared.]

((JUDY RATCLIFF/EYE SURGERY PATIENT: I WAS HAPPY. I WAS SCARED. I WANTED TO CRY. I WANTED TO GET OUT OF IT. I ALSO WANTED TO STAY IN IT. I JUST HAD MIXED EMOTIONS. IT'S NOT LIKE A WHOOPITTY-DOO KIND OF THING.)) ((DR. FRANK COTTER/OPHTHALMOLOGIST: BY THE TIME JUDY GOT TO ME SHE WAS SO MUCH IN PAIN AND SO DEPRESSED THAT I FELT LIKE WE HAD NOTHING TO LOSE.))
[SUPER=01-Judy Ratcliff/Eye Surgery Patient; :02]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Frank Cotter/Ophthalmologist; :10]
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[OUT Q=like we had nothing to lose.]
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Cotter says the surgery worked out as well "as possibly could have been hoped for." Ratcliff says she's happy not only to have limited vision but to finally be off glaucoma medication.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=EXTRA & SP-148 19:45]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

The Big East is rolling in the NIT, as well. JJ talks about the wild west. Steve Mason talks with Steve Blake, and highlights of a top 10 lacrosse battle in Salem. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

UVa punter Tom Hagan, who also was playing baseball with UVa this spring - is finished for the season on the Diamond.

The freshman from Cave Spring separated his shoulder early last week while playing left field for the baseball team and will now have surgery. His injury came as he was leading the team with a .386 batting average.
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[S-UNC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-149 2443tc]
[GRAPHIC=NIT]


The Big East conference still has four teams alive in the big dance, and last night Georgetown carried the conference's NIT banner onto Tobacco Road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/espn2; :00]

North Carolina and the Hoyas playing hard late. Rashad McCants gets out the break and gets the circus shot to fall as he is fouled. The game is tied at 70 with 2 to go. But a minute later Drew Hall hit this three pointer to give the Hoyas the lead for good. Georgetown advances to the final four with a 79-to-74 win.
[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/ESPN; :00]

Also tonight in Cleveland - Lebron James put on a show at the annual McDonald's All-American game. He scored 27 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished out 7 assists as the East beat the West 122-to-107. He received the MVP trophy from UCLA legend John Wooden.
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-140 11154TC]
[GRAPHIC=MEN'S FINAL FOUR]

WDBJ-7 is your home for the sweet 16 starting tonight.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12998 ] Kentucky and Wisconsin get it started tonight at 7. Then at ten we head to Anaheim for J.J. Redick, Duke and Kansas from the wild west.
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[IN Q=WHEN WE SAW....]
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[OUT Q=...THE TOUGHEST REGION."]
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[GO TO FRIDAY PINNACLE 12999] The Friday doubleheader has Texas and U-Conn followed up by Maryland and Michigan State - on Your Hometown Station.
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[S-Guard]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-144 39:13]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA final 4]


The Terrapins have two of the top guards in the tournament. And as Steve Mason tells us you can't stay on the road to the final four unless you can keep your guard up.
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[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/UVa Head Basketball Coach; :11]
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[SUPER=01-Gary Williams/Maryland Head Basketball Coach; :35(QUICK)]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :50]
[SUPER=01-Steve Blake/John Wooden Award Finalist; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Justin Gray/Wake Forest Point Guard; 1:24(QUICK)]
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[OUT Q=....news 7 sports"]
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((Virginia was 12 and 7 with Keith Jenifer and 3 and 7 without him. A point can be made that even without a mediocre guard like Jenifer, a team can fall a part. ((PETE GILLEN/UVA HEAD BASKETBALL COACH:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((GARY WILLIAMS:))
Running the national championship table equips Blake with the ability to run a college team better than any other point guard in the country, that means knowing when to get serious and stay loose. ((STEVE BLAKE:)) The 1999 Oak Hill graduate is a four time all ACC selection. Wake Forest Justin Gray, who also played at Oak Hill, is only in his first year but made the all conference freshman team. ((:))
Duke's Chris Duhon is 10th in the nation in assists. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-147 52:17]
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The ninth ranked Roanoke men's lacrosse team stepped out of the ODAC yesterday and battled the nation's third rated team in Whittier out of California.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Poets vs. Maroons; :00]

Roanoke goalie Tim Morse is playing like an All-American and he would be tested, Whittier is averaging almost 20 goals a game.
The Maroons Joe Weeren (weer-en) is gonna beat the defender and score on this shot in the second quarter. He led Roanoke with 6 goals.
Andy Bonasera could be Roanoke's only four time All-American. He scoops up the loose ball in front of the crease and finds the back of the net. Roanoke led at the half and Bonasera had 4 goals. Morse would face a barrage of shots, but came up big. Here making the save look easy on the 10 yard crank.
[SUPER=34-Whittier/19/Roanoke/14;]


But Whittier's offense got to many opportunities in close and the Poets edge the Maroons 19-to-14.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=odac]

In other lacrosse, the W&L men hammered Guilford 19-to-3.

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-139 10834tc]
[GRAPHIC=express]


More news from men with sticks and nets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

This afternoon Roanoke's Jason Jaffray was named to the ECHL's all-rookie team. The 21 year old has 83 points coming on 33 goals and 40 assists. He leads all rookies in the ECHL in scoring, and 7th overall in the entire league.
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[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-137 1:04:30]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


The Roanoke College softball team hosts Emory & Henry in an ODAC doubleheader tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The Maroons main strength this season so far is pitching. Sophomore ace Jessica Worsham has an ERA under .80 and, as a staff, Roanoke pitching has allowed just over a run a game in the team's last seven contests. Pitching coach and former Maroon All-American Amy Layman has been the key to the success.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITES]
[SUPER=01-Alan Bayse/Roanoke Head Softball Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jessica Worsham/Roanoke Sophomore Pitcher; :24]
[RUNS=:33]
[OUT Q=......one hundred percent"]
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[Amazing-Dog]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tco]
[TAPE#=15RE-16:25:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An Iowa woman got the best birthday present she could ask for- her dog missing for seven months came home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Westfield, IA]


Betty Jordt is a widow in rural Westfield, Iowa- She was smiling on her 83rd birthday.
Her dog, "Taffy" returned home after he was missing for seven months.
Jordt was heart-broken when Taffy ran off.
For months she placed ads in the newspaper, but no sign of Taffy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=:42, "I wrote letters and ..."]

(("I WROTE LETTERS AND I ASKED OTHER PEOPLE AND I KEPT ON ASKING AND FINALLY IT JUST SEEMED TO BE A DEAD END AND I JUST MISSED HIM VERY MUCH."))
[SUPER=01-Betty Jordt/Happy Dog Owner]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=:53,"...missed him very much."]
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[VO-NAT]


Jordt had joked that Taffy would return on her 83rd birthday and sure enough, he did. (------------)