[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Close to 20-thousand homes remain in the dark from yesterday's storm.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And ornamental pear trees snap under the burden of the Spring snowfall, leaving city workers to share the burden of cleaning up the mess.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports - Jim Baron appears to be closer than ever to taking over the Hoop Program at Tech. Steve Mason checks in from UVa spring football practice.
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[VO-NAT]

And this new season in Major League baseball starts off mighty rough for a couple of aces with ties to the Braves.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The first day of April will be very pleasant indeed and it may be swimming pool weather by Wednesday. Well, that may be a stretch but the forecast is fine.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


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


The cleanup from the weekend's surprise snow storm continues.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Thousands still without power could be in the dark for a few more days.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Power-Outage]
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[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC47:14]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The Spring storm swept through quickly but people still without power because of it need no reminder.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

American Electric Power says more than 3-hundred workers are on duty to restore service but that it could be as late as midnight on Wednesday before everything is back on-line. [***RESTORING POWER IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /BAM]

News 7's Rachel Cannon joins us with more on this, Rachel? Keith and Shannon, the number of outages was over 50-thousand at one point. Now close to 20-thousand still remain in the dark.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

Officials say it has a lot to do with the wet, heavy snow that Sunday's storm delivered. In addition to snapped lines scattered around the region, crews are dealing with downed trees and limbs on lines. The New River Valley was one of the hardest hit.
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[SUPER=03-Pulaski; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Wills/Pulaski Resident; :22]
[SUPER=01-Stan Crigger/Emergency Mgmt. Coordinator; :50]
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(( Power outage problems are far reaching. In Pulaski County, at the height of the storm 12-thousand homes were without.
One by one, line by line, things are getting back to normal.
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((I'M A HAPPY CAMPER NOW.))
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Bill Wills got his power back Monday afternoon after spending a day and a half without service.
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((BILL WILLS/PULASKI RESIDENT; IT'S VERY FRUSTRATING, VERY AGGRAVATING TO BE WITHOUT BECAUSE YOU'RE USED TO ALL THE AMENITIES AND YOU HAVE NONE OF THEM.))
[OUT Q=NONE OF THEM.]

But unlike many others, Wills had some. He says this generator, which he bought shortly after Hurricane Hugo, really helps.
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[SOT 00:13:37]
[IN Q=we installed]

((BILL WILLS/PULASKI RESIDENT; WE INSTALLED IT AND THAT EASES THINGS A WHOLE LOT. ))
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Crews still have a lot of work to do. Pulaski officials say this is the longest residents have gone without power in quite a while.
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((I THINK IT'S DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF THE SNOW ON THE LINES AND THE WIND.))
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((BUTT//BUTT ))
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((WE'RE ALL USED TO HAVING POWER AND WHEN WE DON'T IT'S TRULY AN INCONVENIENCE, THE OLDER POPULATION GET REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT HEAT. ))
[OUT Q=ABOUT HEAT.]))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL BAM]

Crigger says what they do is reassure the elderly that power is being worked on. For this storm, they decided a shelter was not necessary to set up.
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Keith and Shannon, A-E-P estimates that they have already restored power to about 30-thousand homes, the work will continue until everyone is back up.

[Cleanup]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC1:09:43]
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Fallen trees from yesterday's storm are still blocking roads and causing headaches for residents.
In the city of Roanoke, one of spring's prettiest trees was responsible for the bulk of the damage.
Marya Jones show us why the mess may take weeks to undo.
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[SUPER=01-Larry Carter/Crew Chief; :26 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Don Bouldin/Resident; :42]
[SUPER=01-Dan Henry/Urban Forester; 1:11 QUICK!]
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((NATS: WOOD CHIPPER.)) [RUNS:02]
It's been a rough week for the delicate Bradford Pear tree.
First, a surprise snowstorm knocked many of them down.
Now, they're meeting their fate in the woodchipper.
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[SOT 14:17]

((NATS: CU woodchipper.)) [RUNS:02]
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[SOT 2:36]

((LARRY CARTER: WE GOT A GOOD ONE THIS TIME.)) [RUNS:02]
Larry Carter and his crew are cutting and clearing fallen branches around Grandin Village.
They say it may take weeks for the city to finish the job.
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[SOT 3:04]

((LARRY CARTER: SO FAR, WE'VE MOSTLY BEEN GETTING THE TREES OFF THE CARS AND GETTING THE STREETS OPEN AND WE'RE JUST BEGINNING TO START GOING BACK AND CLEANING UP. )) [RUNS:07]
Don and Diane Bouldin had a bit of a brush with their own Bradford Pear.
It woke them up, crashing onto the roof Sunday.
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[SOT 6:57]

((DON BOULDIN: I OPENED THE DOOR UP AND THAT'S WHEN I SEEN THAT TREE, FALLING ON TOP OF THE HOUSE, HAD THE DOOR BLOCKED, THE WINDOW BLOCKED AND THE FRONT BEDROOM WINDOW BLOCKED. )) [RUNS:08]
Thankfully, it left almost no damage.
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(( I THINK IT'S TRIED TO THROW AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE, BUT IT'S JUST A LITTLE BIT EARLY AND IT WASN'T APRIL FOOLS. )) [RUNS:03]
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((NATS: chainsaw)) [RUNS:01]
The trees downed quite a few power lines ... but caused very little property damage.
Of the hundreds of trees that DID fall, urban foresters say 95 percent were the fragile Bradford Pears.
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[SOT 19:49]

((DAN HENRY: I'M SURE EVERYBODY REALLY ENJOYED THE BLOOMS ON THE TREES LAST WEEK. I GUESS WE'RE PAYING A PRICE FOR IT THIS WEEK. )) [RUNS:06]
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[SOT 24:26]

((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: BECAUSE OF ALL THE STORM DAMAGE THEY CAUSED, CITY OFFICIALS DECIDED TO STOP PLANTING THESE BRADFORD PEAR TREES BACK IN THE 1980s. BEFORE THIS MOST RECENT STORM THEY HAD 1,000. NOW, THEY ONLY HAVE 750 LEFT TO WORRY ABOUT. MARYA JONES, NEWS-7, ROANOKE. )) [RUNS:18]))

[Iraq-Latest]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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U-S troops opened fire on a van at a checkpoint in southern Iraq today-- killing seven women and children.
A U-S military official says the van wouldn't stop after being ordered to and wouldn't respond to warning shots.
The incident happened near where a car-bombing killed four U-S servicemen over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Baghdad, Iraq]


Farther north, coalition planes continue to hit Baghdad, as U-S troops battle Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard about 50 miles outside the city.
And U.S. officials say they've seen evidence that family members of Saddam's regime are trying to get out of the country.
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[Care-Packages]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC1:39:57]
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U-S troops face tough conditions overseas. Your Hometown Station has teamed up with the American Red Cross to try to make them feel closer to home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke;]

The "Packages from Home" campaign runs through Friday. During that time we'll be collecting toiletries, snacks, paper- back- books and other items to send overseas.
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[IN Q=I'm a Dental Hygenist]

((LUCINDA KANODE: I'M A DENTAL HYGIENIST AND I SEEN ON THE LIST SOME OF THE THINGS THEY NEED IS LIKE TOOTHBRUSHES AND TOOTHPASTE SO I WENT TO MY BOSS AND ASKED HIM IF HE WOULD LIKE TO DONATE A BOX OF TOOTHBRUSHES AND TOOTH PASTES AND HE DID.))
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Kanode also did some research of her own and found out many soldiers are wearing flea collars to keep sand fleas from biting their ankles. Sunscreen and wrap- around sunglasses also help make the desert a little more tolerable. For a complete list of acceptable items and to
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[WIPE TO WDBJ WEBPAGE FS] find the drop off location nearest you, log onto our web site and click on the "Packages from Home" icon.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


A local company breaks into the Fortune 500.
That's still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus a missing boy's mother and her boyfriend appear in court.
But authorities are still no closer to finding Logan Bowman.
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[Missing-Child]
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[WRITER=myr]
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[ANCHOR=Keiht 2-Shot]

Charges in the case of a missing Grayson County boy will go to the grand jury.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

At the end of a preliminary hearing today, the judge ruled that there is enough evidence against Logan Bowman's mother and her former live-in boyfriend.
[BLACKSBURG DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith-Shannon/Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens was at the hearing...she joins us now with the more. Keith and Shannon, it's been nearly three months since Logan's disappearance.
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[SUPER=@Myranda1;]
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And while it's still unclear who had him last, one thing is clear...no one is taking the blame.
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(( Logan had been living with his mother, Cynthia Davis and her ex-boyfriend Dennis (Skim-er-horn) Schemerhorn when he disappeared January Seventh. Davis told police she thought Logan was with his father, Alvin Bowman, but he told the court today he hadn't seen his son since Christmas. Davis' attorney says the fact that no one knew where Logan had been all that time is not odd.
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[RUNS:22] ((3:37 WHEN YOU LOOK BACK AT THE CIRCUMSTANCES IT'S EASY TO LAY NONCHALANCE ON TOP OF IT BUT WHEN YOU HAVE TWO PARENTS WITH SHARED CUSTODY, ACTUALLY THEY HAVE JOINT CUSTODY, AND OTHER PARTIES THAT CAN LEGITIMATELY HAVE THE CHILD, BETWEEN GRANPARENTS, AUNTS, BROTHERS...IT'S NOT IMPOSSIBLE. 4:00)) Both Davis and Schemerhorn have been charged with two counts of felony child neglect for failing to report Logan missing and NOT seeking medical treatment for him after he suffered apparent water burns. However, their attorneys say the prosecution's case is weak.
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((JONATHON VENZIE/DAVIS' ATTORNEY: 2:50 YOU HAVE SPECULATION WHICH IS NOT WHAT SHOULD BE GOING ON. WE SIMPLY DON'T KNOW. AND WE HAVE THE REPORTS OF TWO PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT TRAINED PROFESSIONALS. 300THAT THERE WAS SKIN PEELING WHICH CAN BE SERIOUS OR NOT SERIOUS ENOUGH TO REQUIRE 3:06 )) [RUNS16]
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Authorities say they are still treating Logan's disappearance as a missing person's case, even though they believe he may be dead. ))
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[Squad-Checks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC56:16]
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Some rescue squads do it.. some don't.
But state E-M-S officials want ALL of them to start conducting criminal background checks on those who want to volunteer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape]


So places such as Bedford County are gearing up to check the backgrounds of all current and prospective rescue squad and fire department volunteers.
Officials do NOT believe it will hamper recruitment efforts.
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((JACK JONES/EMERGENCY SERVICES COORDINATOR: THE AVERAGE PERSON WHO HAS NOTHING TO HIDE, HAS NO CRIMINAL BACKGROUND IS NOT GOING TO BE CONCERNED. WE DO HAVE PEOPLE WHO HAVE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ISSUES, AND THAT'S WHERE WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL. STRUCTURING OUR PERSON WOULD BE A NEUTRAL PERSON THAT WOULD NOT BE PROVIDING INFORMATION TO EVERYONE IN THE DEPARTMENT.))
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Jones says an ordinance that would detail how the checks will be performed should be drawn up by this summer.
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[Advance-Auto]


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Advance Auto is joining an exclusive list.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

The Roanoke based car parts retailer has been put on the Fortune 500 list for the first time. A spokesman says in the list released today, Advance ranks 466. Last year the Company was 578th. Companies are chosen for the designation based on sales. Advance officials say the opening of 110 new stores and taking over discount auto parts helped put them at their current ranking.
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[US-Airways]


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[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
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[GRAPHIC=US Airways Restructuring]


US-Airways has emerged from bankruptcy.
But that doesn't mean the airline's troubles are over.
A spokesman says bookings are down 20 percent since the start of the war.
The company will be watching to see if the slump will change restructuring plans.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
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March didn't go out like a lamb or a lion on Wall Street, but more like a bear. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 154 points.
NASDAQ fell 28.
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[Estate-tax]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC1:38:46]
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It ain't over until it's over.
That's what patrons of the bill to repeal Virginia's estate tax are saying about their chances of overriding the governor's veto.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Three state senators, including Martinsville's Roscoe Reynolds, say they plan to change their vote, giving Warner a victory.
But Republican lawmakers are promising a tough fight.
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[SOT 11:40:04]
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((SENATOR TOMMY NORMENT/R-WILLIAMSBURG: THE VOTERS ARE GOING TO BE HEARD FROM. AND THEY ARE BEING HEARD FROM ACROSS THIS COMMONWEALTH AND PARTICULARLY IN THOSE DISTRICTS WHERE THE SENATORS OR DELEGATES MAY BE EQUIVOCATING A LITTLE BIT WHEN THEY HAVE PREVIOUSLY VOTED UNEQUIVOCALLY TO SUPPORT IT.)) ((DELEGATE BOB TATA/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: IT'S GOING TO BE TIGHT. WE'RE GOING TO NEED EVERY SINGLE VOTE. IF SOMEBODY GOES TO THE BATHROOM DURING THE VOTE WE COULD BE IN TROUBLE.))
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[SUPER=01-Del. Bob Tata/(R) Virginia Beach; :14]
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Wednesday, lawmakers will return to Richmond to vote on the inheritance tax repeal and other bills amended or vetoed by the governor.
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[State-Senate]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC1:57:53]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


Brenda Johnson celebrated her birthday today by announcing for the State Senate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


A resident of Salem, Johnson is seeking the GOP nomination for the 22nd district seat that Bo Trumbo is giving up at the end of the year.
A former teacher, Johnson has been active in Republican campaigns for 35 years.
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[SOT 10:03]
[IN Q=Those in leadership now]

((BRENDA JOHNSON: THOSE IN LEADERSHIP NOW A LOT OF THEM WERE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT CALLED ON ME TO DO THE WORK WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG PEOPLE. AND MY EXPERIENCE AS A TEACHER, MY EXPERIENCE IN THE COMMUNITIES THAT I'VE LIVED IN, I THINK I'M AN EXCELLENT CANDIDATE.))
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[OUT Q=think I'm an excellent candidate.]
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[VO-NAT]


The nomination will be decided by a firehouse primary May 10th. Johnson's opponents include Brandon Bell, Joe "Butch" Church, and Joe Obenshain.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - we'll check in on UVA spring football. Plus, its opening day for major league baseball.
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[VO-NAT]

And all signs continue to point to Jim Baron as becoming Tech's next head hoop coach - possibly before the end of the work week.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Virginia Tech's search for a new head basketball coach has apparently settled on a Baron.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kingston, RI; :00]

Rhode Island head coach Jim Baron is the clear the front runner for the Tech job, and he and his family will likely spend tomorrow in Blacksburg touring the campus. If things work out - he could be named the new head coach as early as Wednesday. Baron and Tech athletic director Jim Weaver met on Baron's turf last week. Baron is a Brooklyn native and a St. Bonaventure grad who has an overall losing record at three schools as a head coach. However, he is well thought of in the coaching community.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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If Baron does not work out, it appears that the safety net
[GRAPHIC=DECHELLIS]

candidate is current East Tennessee State head coach Ed DeChellis. Sources have told News 7 that Weaver and DeChellis met this past weekend in Marion to discuss the opening. DeChellis, who is a 1982 Penn State grad, also is in the running for the Penn State vacancy.

[S-Titans]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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In one other coaching note on the local high school front. Hidden Valley high school has named a new girls' head basketball coach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

Steve Buchanan - a familiar face in the southwest Roanoke County community takes over the program which will be in its second season. Buchanan was an assistant for the Hidden Valley boys' varsity team this past season, and he also was an assistant on Cave Spring's state title team the year before. He currently teaches physical education at Oak Grove elementary and will eventually teach Phys. Ed at the high school.
Buchanan also has coached in New York state.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-149 2728TC]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


Opening day in the big leagues and for two of the area's favorite pitchers is was a day they would just as soon forget.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/MLB-ESPN; :00]

The Cubs welcomed new skipper Dusty Baker to the team today and then made former Brave Tom Glavine feel extremely uncomfortable with his new team - the Mets. The Cubs roughed up the Mets for 16 hits and 15 runs. The only thing they didn't do offensively was get Sammy Sosa his
[super=35-Chicago/15/New York/2;]

500th career homer. The Cubs embarrass the Mets 15 to 2.
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[S-Baseball]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-148 2349TC]
[GRAPHIC=BAM]

While Glavine was losing in the Big Apple - his former teammate was also getting rocked back at Turner Field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Expos vs. Braves; :00]

The Montreal Expos got four hits in the first inning off of Maddux and eventually would riddle him for nine hits and five runs. The Braves lose their home opener 10-to-2. Before today Maddux had never lost a season opener going 6-and-0. As expected today, patriotism was in the air from coast to coast in many of the pregame ceremonies.
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-147 57:19]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]

Receiver Billy McMullen was the only big loss on the UVa offense, a unit that has a new boss. Steve Mason says this Prince seems to know what it takes to be king.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Third Year Head Coach; :19]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :30]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :45]
[SUPER=01-Marquis Weeks/UVa Tailback & Fullback; :55]
[SUPER=01-Michael Johnson/UVa Running Back; 1:09]
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[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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((A 9 and 5 season was capped by a bowl win. 14 red shirt and true freshman played extensive minutes on that team and are back this spring. Al Groh returns 19 starters, but you would never know he enters spring football with a possible top 15 football team. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
Prince has the luxury of coaching the returning ACC player of the year in quarterback Matt Schaub. Although it is early in spring ball, the offensive players liken their new coordinator to their old one, Bill Musgrave. ((:)) ((:))
Musgrave's creative play calling proved crucial in the Cavaliers attack, however , Groh is minimizing the importance of a coordinator. Mike Groh also assumes a new role this season as quarterbacks coach. Steve Mason news 7 sports.)) ((:))