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A West Virginia Girl is rescued from Iraq-
the American POW's been held since last week.
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A woman who's son was killed because he was gay talks about hate crimes...
And making a permanent patriotic statement.
Why this is becoming more popular.
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[Talent=Jean]


And another candidate says no to Virginia Tech's basketball job.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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A 19 year old American P-O-W is rescued tonight in Iraq- more than one week after she and members of her unit were taken captive.
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[SOT 22:02:59]
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((JEAN OFFUTT/FT. BLISS PUBLIC AFFAIRS: I THINK THE FACT THAT SHE WAS FOUND GIVES A LOT OF PARENTS HOPE THEY PRAY THEIR LOVED ONES WILL BE RETURNED AS WELL AND ALL OF THE NATION.))
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[OUT Q=ALL OF THE NATION.]
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While in Botetourt County a former teacher remembers one marine who will not come home- a 23 year old local man killed in the war.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[SS=News 7 @ 11]



[Iraq-Lawrence]


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[SUPER=219-Jean Jadhon/jjadhon*wdbj7.com]


Sadness in Botetourt over a loss and relief in West Virginia where a rescued American POW grew up.
Jessica Lynch is from Palestine between Charleston and Parkersburg.
Her mom says she is just a West Virginia Country girl who joined the army so she could get an education and become a teacher.
[DOUBLE BOXES= Jean & Chris/Newspath;]


Chris Lawrence is live in Kuwait with the latest on the rescue... Saddam's whereabouts and the move toward Baghdad.

[LIVE=Chris /FULL Newspath]
[SUPER=219-Chris Lawrence/CBS News]
[SUPER=205-Kuwait City, Kuwait]
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[SUPER=201-Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks;]
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[OUT Q=AS TO HIS WHEREABOUTS]

((19-YEAR-OLD U-S ARMY SOLDIER JESSICA LYNCH FROM WEST VIRGINIA IS NO LONGER A P-O-W.
(SOT: Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks)

Coalition forces have conducted a successful rescue mission of a U.S. Army prisoner of war held captive in Iraq. SHE IS THE FIRST PRISONER TO BE RESCUED. AMERICAS OFFICIAL TALLY OF THE MISSING IS NOW 15. HER COLLEAGUES STILL ON THE BATTLEFIELD...ARE FACING THEIR TOUGHTEST FIGHT YET. THE BATTLE FOR BAGHDAD....IS UNDERWAY. AFTER DAYS OF PUNISHING AIR STRIKES ....SADDAM'S ELITE REPUBLICAN GUARD HAS BEEN WEAKEND....BY AS MUCH AS 60 PERCENT. NOW ARMY AND MARINES TROOPS ARE ENGATED IN FIERCE GROUND FIGHTING .. IN KARBALA AND NAJAF...TRYING TO FINISH THEM OFF. Ray/Soldier: We're starting to see a lot more deserters. We're starting to see people take off their uniforms and put on civilian clothes. AND IRAQI CASUALTIES ARE PILING UPIN HILLAH... WHERE RESIDENTS SAY BOMBS KILLED OVER 30 AND WOUNDED OVER 300. AND AT THIS FUNERAL FOR ONE OF SADDAMS SOLDIERS Iraqi man: Its a gift of the American idiots. Kill him, why? DESPITE THE DEATH COUNT, IRAQI LEADERS INSIST THEYRE IN CONTROL OF THE WAR. BUT A STAND-IN APPEARED ON IRAQI T-V INSTEAD OF SADDAMSPREADING MORE DOUBT AS TO HIS WHEREABOUTS.))
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[LB-Marine]


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The war with Iraq hit home last night in western Virginia, with the news that a Marine from Botetourt County had died in Iraq.
23- year- old Michael Lalush was killed Sunday when his helicopter crashed in the desert, but today his family and friends found comfort in the knowledge he was doing what he loved.
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[SUPER=203-Botetourt Co.;]


Few of the current students at Lord Botetourt High School knew Lalush, but his death has affected the school in a personal way.
Lalush graduated from Lord Botetourt in 1997, having decided as a junior to join the Marine Corps.
Shop teacher William Kohler remembers him as as a quick learner who was good with his hands.
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((WILLIAM KOHLER/LORD BOTETOURT H.S. TEACHER: I JUST FEEL VERY SORRY FOR THE FAMILY AND WISH THE BEST FOR THEM, AND GLAD I HAD A CHANCE TO KNOW MIKE AS A STUDENT. VERY VERY NICE YOUNG MAN. )) ((ALAN BRENNER/LORD BOTETOURT H.S. PRINCIPAL: HE WANTED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, AND HE CERTAINLY DID.))
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[SUPER=201-Alan Brenner/Lord Botetourt H.S. Principal; :17]
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[OUT Q=and he certainly did.]
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Lalush's body will be brought back to the U-S by two of his closest friends -- roommates at Camp Pendleton, California who were with him in Iraq.
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His parents say he'll be buried according to his wishes at Arlington National Cemetery sometime in the next week or two.

[Allen-Marines]


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Senator George Allen offered his condolences to the Lalush family and to the family of Donald May-- a Richmond area Marine also killed in Iraq.
Allen says they died in a noble cause-- to protect America and Liberate Iraq.
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[IN Q=I surely hope.]

((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN/R- VIRGINIA; I SURELY HOPE THAT THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ WILL ONE DAY GET DOWN ON THEIR KNEES AND THANK GOD THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE LIKE THESE TWO SERGEANTS, SERGREANT MAYS AND SERGEANT LALUSH, WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES, THEIR FUTURES SO THEY COULD BE FREE.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Allen says all Americans are greatful for thei sacrifices of our troops.

[Patriotic-Tattoos]


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Americans are showing their patriotism is not fleeting.
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Some are inking their feelings into their skin- with patriotic tattoos, including the American flag, the Statue of Liberty, eagles and stars and stripes.
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((CAUSE YOU WANT TO SHOW YOU LOVE YOUR COUNTRY. )) ((PEOPLE WANT TO REPRESENT IT THAT'S THE ROOT OF IT.)) [NO SUPERS]
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[OUT Q=the root of it.]
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Since the war broke out this specialty tattoo shop in California has been busy doing patriotic tattoos.
Some military men have come in to have so called permanent dog tags done with their social security number tattooed on their body.
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[Hedrick]


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Brandon Wayne Hedrick decided last year that he wanted to die.
But now the man who has spent six years on death row for a 1997 rape and shotgun killing in Appomattox County is reconsidering.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox Co./File Tape]


Hedrick is scheduled to be executed Thursday night.
But he tells The Associated Press that he doesn't think he should be on death row
Hedrick says he doesn't want his execution to put any more of a burden on his family and the family of his victim, 23-year-old Lisa Crider.
Hedrick has not exhausted all his appeal options and he's trying to decide whether to make a final push for an appeal.
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[Shepard]


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It's been five years now since Matthew Shepard was beaten to death because of his sexual orientation. But despite the passage of time, his mother remains committed to speaking against discrimination on all levels. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 in MONITOR***]
[double boxes=Jean & Teresa/Newsroom pod]

Tonight-- Judy Shepard brought her message of acceptance to Virginia Tech. Teresa Hamilton was there and joins us now.
[LIVE=Teresa Full/Newsroom ]
[SUPER=@teresa1;]

Jean, gay and lesbian students at Virginia Tech view Shepard's visit as extremely timely based on a recent decision by the school's Board of Visitors to revise its policy which used to protect gays, lesbians and bisexuals from discrimination.
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[OUT Q=have to face.]

(( It was the student run organization known as "The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Alliance" that brought Judy Shepard to Virginia Tech. Shepard routinely speaks to groups around the country-- but says she especially enjoys interacting with college age students.
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[sot 00:01:07]

((JUDY SHEPARD/GUEST SPEAKER: THIS IS WHERE THEY MAKE THE DECISIONS TO BE THEIR OWN PERSON, AND IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO OFFER THEIR OWN PERSPECTIVES, AND IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO OFFER A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE TO WHAT THEY'VE HEARD IN THE PAST. )) [runs10]
[out q= in the past.]

Members of the student run organization that brought Shepard to Blacksburg hoped members of Tech's Board of Visitors would also take in the message. The organization invited members of the board to attend tonight's speech after the board recently revised the university's nondiscrimination clause-- removing protection for gays, lesbians and bisexuals.
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[in q= A lot of them are not ]

((JUSTIN WIENCKOWSKI/STUDENT: A LOT OF THEM ARE NOT AS DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THIS COMMUNITY AS THEY SHOULD BE SOME OF THEM ARE BUSINESS OWNERS, WHO DO NOT LIVE LOCALLY SO BY INVITING THEM TO SEE A PORTION OF THIS COMMUNITY THAT THEY DON'T INTERACT WITH MUCH, BUT THAT FORMS... AND LEARN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE ISSUES THAT SEXUAL MINORITIES HAVE TO FACE.)) [runs17]
[out q= have to face.]))
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[LIVE=Teresa Full/Newsroom]

We did not see any members of the board of visitors in the crowd tonight-- but there were a lot of people who attended the speech-- so it's hard to say for certain.
[dobule boxes=Jean & Teresa/Newsroom Pod]

Jean, a university spokesman says the board was following the advice of Attorney General Jerry Kilgore when it changed the policy.
It could change its position not only on this issue but on affirmative action when the board meets again this Sunday.

[Affirmative-Action]


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The debate over Affirmative Action makes its way to the U-S Supreme Court.
For the first time since outlawing quotas decades ago, the high court is considering an affirmative action case involving higher education.
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The case surrounds three white law school applicants denied admission.
Jennifer Gratz says she was discriminated against based on her color.
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((JENNIFER GRATZ/PLAINTIFF IN MICHIGAN CASE: THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN TREATS PEOPLE DIFFERENTLY BASED ON YOUR SKIN COLOR. THEY GIVE PREFERENCES TO SELECT GROUPS OF MINORITIES AND THAT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.))
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[SUPER=01-Jennifer Gratz/Plaintiff in Michigan Case;]
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[OUT Q=is unconstitutional.]
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People in support of affirmative action say it must continue in order to counter years of discrimination.
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((JESSE JACKSON/CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST: IF THEY'RE ABLE TO REMOVE RACE AS A PREMISE AND REMEDY THEN THE WHOLE CIVIL RIGHTS GAINS WILL BE WIPED OUT.))
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[OUT Q=WILL BE WIPED OUT.]
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The attorney for one if the rejected students says promoting diversity does not justify giving preference to minorities.
A ruling on the case is not expected until July.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A guilty plea in Virginia's eavesdropping scandal.
Details on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus the fear of a mystery illness turns to the skies, as a plane is quaranteened in California.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Jim Baron plays Tech against Rhode Island and gets fat raise without loading up the moving van. Matt Doherty isn't so lucky. He resigns at Carolina with three years left on his contract. Jeter is out for at least 6 weeks - if not more. And Martinsville is now well equipped to handle the other kind of sliding accidents on the track. Details on the Big 7.))

[SARS-Plane]


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A mystery respiratory illness that is sweeping Asia caused an entire plane to be quarantined in California.
5 people aboard an American Airlines flight from Tokyo complained of coughing and flu-like symptoms similar to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.
3 people were eventually taken to the hospital and isolated.
Manuel Gallegus has more.
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[IN Q="Health workers wearing..."]
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[SUPER=01-Karen Smith/Santa Clara Co. Public Health Dept.; :28]
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((HEALTH WORKERS WEARING MASKS ESCORTED PASSENGERS OFF AN AMERICAN AIRLINES JET THAT HAD JUST ARRIVED IN SAN JOSE FROM TOKYO. DURING THE FLIGHT, AT LEAST FIVE PEOPLE COMPLAINED OF SYMPTOMS SIMILAR TO THE MYSTERY RESPIRATORY ILLNESS THAT'S BEEN HITTING ASIA CALLED SARS. AMERICAN AIRLINES QUARANTINED THE PLANE ON THE TARMAC AFTER AN EVALUATION BY HEALTH OFFICIALS, THREE PASSENGERS WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. THEY HAD ENOUGH SYMPTOMS FOR CONCERN.
-SOT-DR. KAREN SMITH, SANTA CLARA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPT.

They have to come from an area where there is SARS. They have to have a temperature greater than 100.4 F and they have to have respiratory symptoms. CARTER KRIZMAN CAME HERE TO PICK UP HIS PARENTS FROM THEIR VACATION THEY WERE TWO OF THE SICK PEOPLE TAKEN TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM.
-SOT-CARTER KRIZMAN, PARENTS WERE ON BOARD PLANE

I had heard about this SARS disease and I you know, am very concerned for their health and what's going on with them. THE COUPLE HAD TRAVELED TO VIETNAM, JAPAN AND HONK KONG. ONE OF THE MOST SEVERE OUTBREAKS OF THE DISEASE IS IN HONG KONG. MORE THAN 16-HUNDRED CASES OF SARS- OR SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME HAVE BEEN REPORTED WORLDWIDE. 64 PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM IT. 69 PEOPLE HAVE IT HERE IN THE US BUT NONE HAVE DIED. THE SYMPTOMS ARE LIKE PNEUMONIA. HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE DISEASE MAY SPREAD EASIER THAN FIRST THOUGHT THERE WERE 139 PASSENGERS AND CREW ABOARD FLIGHT 128. EVERYONE ELSE WAS ALLOWED TO GET OFF THE PLANE AS USUAL BUT THEY WERE TOLD TO REPORT ANY SYMPTOMS THEY MAY HAVE IN THE COMING DAYS. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS.))

[Matricardi]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Ed Matricardi, former head of the state's Republican party, plead guilty today to illegal wiretapping.
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Matricardi entered into a plea agreement.
He admitted to one felony count of wire interception for listening in to a Democratic Party conference call last year.
Federal prosecutors say Matricardi will probably NOT go to prison.
Instead, they are recommending that the 34-year-old serve three years of probation and pay a ten-thousand dollar fine.
Prosecutors say the investigation is continuing.
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((PAUL MCNULTY/U.S. ATTORNEY: WE WILL KEEP AN OPEN MIND AND CONTINUE TO FOLLOW WHATEVER LEADS SHOULD COME OUR WAY AND MAKE SURE WE DO OUR JOBS AND ENFORCE THE LAW.))
[SUPER=01-Paul McNulty/U. S. Attorney]
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[OUT Q=ENFORCE THE LAW.]
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Matricardi will be sentenced on July 8th.
Governor Warner says today's guilty plea sends a message that "dirty politics will not be tolerated in Virginia."

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[Mosley]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC59:33]
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A Lynchburg teenager says he'll testify against four other men charged with a fatal beating if it helps HIM avoid a murder charge as well.
19-year-old Quinten Lamont Mosley (MOZE-lee) pleaded guilty today to voluntary manslaughter in the death of 28-year-old Ronald L. Brooks Junior last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/June 2002]


Brooks was attacked in the 100 block of Jackson Street where authorities say he had gone to buy drugs.
Mosley admits to kicking Brooks once in the shoulder.. but says the others were much more involved than he was.
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[SOT 10:51:06]
[IN Q=I think it]

((WANDA YODER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: I THINK IT WILL HELP THEIR CASE YES, BECAUSE I THINK SOME OF THE OTHER DEFENDANTS HAVE A DIFFERENT SET OF FACTS THAT THEY WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO BELIEVE OCCURRED ON THIS DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Wanda Yoder/Defense Attorney]
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[OUT Q=on this day.]
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Mosley won't be sentenced until after he testifies against the other defendants.
Their trials get underway later this spring.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Say goodbye to the snow, spring's returning to our weather.
Robin will be here with the forecast when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus 98-cent gas is no April Fools joke.
It's enough to have cars lined up, waiting to fill up.
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[Commercial]

[Cheap-Gas]


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It's no April Fool's joke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Saginaw, MI;]


Gasoline really was selling for 98 cents a gallon at one Michigan gas station.
And it brought people out-
So many people wanted to take advantage of the low prices, traffic was backed up blocking intersections and causing trouble for police.
Gasoline won't be staying at this price though.
It was part of a radio promotion for station 98 in Saginaw. The radio station paid the gas station the difference to give listeners a break on their gasoline cost.
As you can see it's one promo that turned into a parking lot.
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[Almanac]


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April is a month with rapid weather changes, just like the one we are going through now. But meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner tells us that meteors and daylight saving also play a role. Here is our monthly almanac.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Jim Baron won't be eating at "Beamer's" afterall. Matt Doherty checks out of Chapel Hill three years early. Plus, local soccer and a report from the Martinsville Speedway are on the way. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dayton, OH/ESPN; :00]

Diana Taurasi scored 21 points, and the defending national champion Huskies held on to beat Purdue tonight 73-to-64. The Huskies let a 24-point slip away, but this team is headed back to the final four for the fourth straight year. UConn is 35-and-1 in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year.
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[S-Baron]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-148 2427tc]
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The Virginia Tech head basketball coaching search rolls on this morning without a coach. 24 hours after he was talking about how flattered he was to be considered for the Tech job -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kingston, RI; :00]

Jim Baron was patting his agent Rob Ades (A-DEES) on the pat and celebrating a new contract that will keep him at Rhode Island through 2013. Baron is getting a fat raise and a commitment from the University to improve the weight room, do a complete renovation of the basketball offices, improve the academic advising facility and purchase video editing equipment. The University says officially the new deal will give him a total package worth $430 thousand a year. In short, Baron played the Hokies against the Rams and came out smelling like a rose.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=TECH HOOPS]

As for where Tech turns now -
[GRAPHIC=EVERHART]

It would seem like it's time to check out someone who really wants the job and is qualified. Former Hokie Ron Everhart, has turned two programs around at McNeese State and Northeastern. He was an assistant at VMI, Tulane and Georgia Tech, and he played at DeMatha. Both Frank Beamer and Dell Curry have spoken on his behalf. And while it's being reported that he just signed a new two year contract extension at Northeastern, News 7 Sports has learned he has not signed anything at this time. That means he's available.

[S-UNC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-141 11045tc]
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The ACC suffered its second coaching casualty since the end of the season as Matt Doherty resigned yesterday at North Carolina with three years left on his contract and just 2 years after he was named college basketball's coach of the year.
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[SUPER=01-Dick Baddour/UNC Athletic Director; :00]
[SUPER=01-James C. Moeser/UNC Chancellor; :31]
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[OUT Q=...GET DUE CONSIDERATION."]
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[S-College]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[GRAPHIC=MEN'S FINAL FOUR]


The top candidates are again all UNC grads. But Roy Williams, who is at the final 4 with Kansas, says he won't even discuss Carolina this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]

Larry Brown may be a little older than what they want but don't be surprised if he at least has to turn it down. And George Karl, who played for the Heels on the 1972 Final 4 team is another possibility if they stay in the family.


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[S-Soccer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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In high school soccer tonight the William Byrd Terriers continued their winning ways tonight with a shutout over Fleming.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Colonels vs. Terriers; :00]

Here's why William Byrd has won back-to-back state cheer titles - they start 'em early in Vinton. Byrd's Greg Moses passes upfield to Brad Collins. He will take it, wind up and then dink it past the goalie. It's one to nothing Terriers. Byrd would just keep coming. This throw in goes to Collins, who uses some nice footwork to lift it over the goalie's head with the shot. Byrd is now on top 4-to-nothing. Byrd again - Ben Lott works it into the corner - and then fires a great centering pass to Collins - who toes it home. It's now 6-to-zip.
[super=34-William Byrd/15/William Fleming/0;]

Byrd didn't need any free ones, but they got one of those as well. Greg Moses scores and Byrd wins it over Fleming 15 to 0.
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[S-Nascar]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-142 TC10301]
[GRAPHIC=Martinsville Speedway]

The Martinsville Speedway is all set for a huge Truck-Cup doubleheader weekend on April 12th and 13th. A number teams tested at the track yesterday, while some others checked out a place they hope they never have to visit.
Travis Wells has our story.
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((Eight drivers took testing turns around the half mile Martinsville Speedway on Tuesday. Not among the drivers behind the wheel was Kyle Petty, who is still recovering from two cracked ribs suffered in a crash at Bristol on March 23rd. Like most drivers, Petty can appreciate the value of a quality health care facility at the track. Which is why the unveiling of a new infield care center at Martinsville is big news.
Kyle: Clay:
Travis: While the new facility is a definite improvement, it would be hard to improve on the competition level at Nascar's shortest track. In the past eleven races here, there have been eleven different winners.
Ricky:
The Virginia 500 takes the green flag a week from Sunday. At the Martinsville Speedway, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))


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Shades of Jurassic Park are appearing in Rockbridge County.
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Yesterday, six dinosaur-replicas showed up near a handful of businesses in Glasgow. The life-sized monsters are the work of local creator Mark Cline. His wife says they hope the unusual attractions will draw tourists who'd normally stop at Natural Bridge. Glasgow's Town Manager says he didn't know anything about the dinosaurs until they appeared yesterday but that it's okay with him if they remain. The dinosaurs will stay put for at least two weeks, possibly longer if they succeed in drawing visitors to the area. (------------)