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[ANCHOR=Steve]

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Coming up on News 7-
The first coalition troops fight their way into downtown Baghdad.
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[VO-NAT]


A dispute outside a Roanoke nightspot leaves one man dead, another in custody.
The investigation continues into last night's hayride accident at the Homestead Resort.
And tackling trash all around the Roanoke Valley.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]

News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


American troops briefly take the fight into Baghdad, but Iraq's information minister is painting a much different picture.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Steve Smallshaw, in for Teresa Hamilton tonight.

[Iraq-Latest]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
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[SUPER=219-Steve Smallshaw/ssmallshaw*wdbj7.com; ]


Despite Iraq's denials, coalition troops pushed into the heart of Baghdad today, taking the fight to city streets.
Also, the family of a West Virginia soldier prepares for an emotional reunion with their daughter. Teri Okita has more from Kuwait.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Baghdad, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=201-Lt. Col. Jones/101st Airborne; :12]
[SUPER=201-Maj. Paul Nanson/1st Fusiliers; :41 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=201-Greg Lynch/Father; 1:02]
[SUPER=201-Teri Okita/CBS News; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Kuwait.]


((WITH MOST OF THE AIRPORT NOW UNDER U-S CONTROL, COALITION FORCES STORMED INTO BAGHDAD FOR THE FIRST TIME. TROOPS SAY .... WITH THE MUSCLE ... CAME A MESSAGE.

SOT: LIEUTENANT COLONEL JONES/101ST AIRBORNE: "I HOPE THAT IT SENDS A

SIGNAL TO THE IRAQI FORCES THAT THEY ARE FINISHED, SO THAT THEY CAN END IT AND WE CAN END THIS." AS NIGHTFALL CAME, THE SKIES OVER BAGHDAD ... ONCE AGAIN ... LIT UP WITH BOMB STRIKES.

(NATS: OF BOMBS IN BAGHDAD)

THE IRAQIS SAY U-S TROOPS ARE NOT IN BAGHDAD OR AT THE AIRPORT ... AND DON'T HAVE CONTROL OF ANY OTHER CITY. BUT BRITISH TROOPS MAY HAVE PROVED THEM WRONG. THEY TOPPLED A STATUE OF SADDAM IN THE SOUTHERN CITY OF BASRA. THEY ALSO ARRESTED SEVERAL SUSPECTED BAATH PARTY OFFICIALS AND FEDAYEEN MILITIA.

SOT: MAJOR PAUL NANSON, 1ST FUSILIERS: "WE CAME IN FIRM. WE CAME IN

FAIR. THERE WERE NO SHOTS FIRED."
BACK IN THE UNITED STATES, THE PARENTS OF FORMER POW, JESSICA LYNCH, WERE GLAD TO BE ON THEIR WAY TO GERMANY FOR A VISIT WITH THEIR DAUGHTER.


SOT: DEE DEE LYNCH/MOTHER

"I'M REALLY HAPPY ABOUT IT, I CAN'T WAIT."
BUT THAT JOY WAS TEMPERED BY NEWS THAT THE BODIES FOUND DURING LYNCH'S RESCUE WERE AMERICANS FROM HER UNIT.

SOT: GREG LYNCH/FATHER

"OUR HEARTS ARE SADDENED FOR HER OTHER TROOP MEMBERS AND THE OTHER FAMILIES."))

[Death-Chamber]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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British troops found hundreds of dead bodies in a makeshift morgue in southern Iraq today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Southern Iraq]


Apparently the bodies have been there for years.
The remains were dumped in plastic bags and unsealed wooden coffins in a warehouse on the outskirts of Al Zubayr (AHL-zoo-by-EER).
The coffins were stacked five deep along with an apparent catalogue of the dead, containing pictures and lists of names in Arabic.
The pictures showed people shot in the head... others were mutilated beyond recognition, their faces burned and swollen.
Outside stood a wall that one officer described as a "purposely built shooting gallery" riddled with bullet holes about head high.
The discovery will be investigated as possible evidence of atrocities by the Iraqi government.
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[Rke-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
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A Salem man died after being stabbed early this morning outside the All Sports Cafe in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Police say 34-year-old Jonathan Freel of the 1700 block of Lansing Drive in Salem, was dead when they arrived.
They responded to an assault in the parking lot of All Sports Cafe just after 2 a-m.
An unidentified man is being held for questioning. Police say he will be charged.
A knife was also recovered outside the restaurant.
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[Homestead-Update]


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The Homestead Resort plans to suspend all hay rides until further notice after an accident last night injured several people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hot Springs/Friday Night]


The accident happened about 7:30 PM on Homestead property.
Eleven people were treated and released from Bath County Community Hospital.
Two were airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital last night.
Another patient was transferred to Roanoke Memorial this morning.
We don't know their conditions but a Homestead Spokesperson says it appears none of the injuries are life-threatening.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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The resort is launching a full investigation into the incident.
A spokesperson says the accident happened on Delafield Road when a hay wagon crashed into a parked construction trailer.

[Missing-Woman]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=rle]
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A woman reported missing since Wednesday was found dead earlier today.
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[TAKE JACOBS-BARNETTE FS #1026]

Police located the body of 56 year old (Ga-Kneeve) Geneive Beth Jacobs-Barnett around 2 o'clock just about 3-hundred yards away from where she lived. Police say foul play is NOT suspected.
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[Cleanup-Day]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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Today was cleanup day in the Roanoke Valley and some areas could definitely use it.
The recent flooding left several parks and the banks along the Roanoke River littered with trash.
As Justin McLeod discovered public outcry over the mess led to a record volunteer turnout.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alex Hashimi/Volunteer; :24]
[SUPER=@justin1; :55]
[SUPER=01-Dan Sell/Volunteer; 1:12]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF CLEANUP))
They call it the Clean Valley Day.
The purpose? ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CLEANUP))
To clean up all this mess.
[SOT 11:05]
[IN Q=There's a lot of trash]

((JAMES CARTER/VOLUNTEER: THERE'S A LOT OF TRASH, A WHOLE LOT.))
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[OUT Q=a whole lot]


A lot of which can be found along the banks of the Roanoke River. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF TRASH))
It is not uncommon to see litter accumulate during the winter months but the recent flooding has made it worse.
[SOT 13:31]
[IN Q=We found everything]

((ALEX HASHIMI/VOLUNTEER: WE FOUND EVERYTHING. WE FOUND A FIRE HOSE. WE FOUND LAWN CHAIRS. WE FOUND TONS AND TONS OF BEER CANS AND IT'S JUST UNBELIEVABLE.))
[Runs= 08]
[OUT Q=just unbelievable]


Unbelievable but true.
That prompted more than a thousand people to take part in this year's volunteer clean up effort.
It has been organized for the last 25 years by the Clean Valley Council. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CLEANING))
This group from Community High School in Roanoke chose to concentrate their efforts on this small island on the river.
[SOT 44:38]
[IN Q=Organizers say in a typical]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: ORGANIZERS SAY IN A TYPICAL YEAR MORE THAN 80 TONS OF TRASH WILL BE COLLECTED ON THIS DAY BUT DUE TO RECENT FLOODING THAT NUMBER WILL GO WAY BEYOND A HUNDRED. NOW, THAT MAY SEEM LIKE A LOT BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT ALL THE TRASH THAT REMAINS, YOU REALIZE IT IS JUST A SMALL DENT.))
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[OUT Q=a small dent]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CLEANING))
That may be true but these volunteers say every bit helps.
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[IN Q=If everybody gets out]

((DAN SELL/VOLUNTEER: IF EVERYBODY GETS OUT AND PUTS A DENT IN IT AND IF PEOPLE SEE IT AND THE CLEAN VALLEY COUNCIL IS DOING A GOOD JOB OF ADVERTISING, WE ALL GET OUT AND PICK UP A LITTLE BIT IT WILL BE A CLEANER PLACE FOR IT.))
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[OUT Q=place for it]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CITY CREWS PICKING UP TRASH))
It will now be up to city crews to cleanup the remaining mounds of debris.
It will be costly but thanks to these down and dirty volunteers the Roanoke Valley now looks a little cleaner.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke. ))


[Kids-Day]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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Family, Fun, and Fitness combined today to make up this year's Healthy Kids Day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Several Y-M-C-A's in our area including the Central Branch in Roanoke held a free community festival today.
The purpose of Healthy Kids Day is to celebrate being healthy and safe as well as introduce kids to new programs and activities.
Families were encouraged to take part in the different athletic programs with their kids.
Many who attended walked away with a door prize and one even received a free youth membership to the "Y".
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[Pancake-Auction]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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You could say they were selling like hot cakes at the Roanoke Civic Center today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


That is where a crowd of more than five thousand turned out for the eighth annual Kiwanis Pancake and Auction Day.
This year's event featured nearly ten thousand pancakes and more than 12-hundred pounds of sausage.
The Kiwanis Club raises money by charging a five dollar fee and holding a silent auction that included three cars.
Money raised helps to fund numerous charitable programs throughout the Roanoke Valley.
The club hopes to raise more than fifty thousand dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[WRITER=rle]
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Still to come, victims of flooding locally can now apply for assistance from the Federal Government.
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[VO-NAT]

and it's the sign that spring has finally sprung in Washington D-C. The city celebrates with the 33rd Annual Cherry Blossom Festival.
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[McBomb]


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Terrorists attacked a McDonald's in Lebonon today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beirut, Lebanon]


The restaurant was sealed off by Lebanese security forces after a small bomb exploded in a bathroom injuring five people including a child.
Police later discovered a car in the parking lot filled with 121 pounds of TNT.
That bomb failed to explode because of malfunctions in two of three detonators.
This is the latest in a string of attacks against fast food chains associated with the United States.
Last May one person was injured in a bombing at a Kentucky Fried Chicken and in November blasts shook three restaurants in Lebanon including two Pizza Huts.
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[Train-Derail]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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A train derailed in Minnesota, spilling hazardous chemicals.
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[VO-NAT - :21+ ON CNN SERVER]
[SUPER=03-Red Wing, MN;]

The Canadian Pacific train derailed slamming train cars into a warehouse along the Mississippi River. The train was pulling 81 cars, 29 of which jumped the tracks. Hazardous Materials Emergency crews were called out to clean up the scene, because three of the cars contained methanol, and the hazardous substance was leaking from at least one of them. No one was hurt in the accident.
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[FEMA-Aid]


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Those personally affected by the recent flooding can now apply for federal assistance.
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[SUPER=03-Salem]


F-E-M-A has opened a Disaster Recovery Center in Salem.
Visitors can learn about a variety of disaster assistance programs including temporary housing, funds for home repairs, and other major disaster-related expenses.
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[SOT 14:36:59]
[IN Q=What we want]

((JUSTO HERNANDEZ/FEMA: WHAT WE WANT IS FOR PEOPLE TO CALL US. DON'T THINK THAT IF YOU ARE IN A WELFARE SYSTEM THAT YOU ARE GOING TO BE AFFECTED BY THAT. DON'T THINK THAT YOUR NEIGHBOR HAD MORE DAMAGES AND THEREFORE HE NEEDS THE ASSISTANCE MORE, THERE'S MONEY THERE'S ASSISTANCE TO EVERYONE THAT GOT AFFECTED.))
[SUPER=01-Justo Hernandez/FEMA]
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[OUT Q=that got affected]
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F-E-M-A recommends that you first contact their hotline before coming to the center.
That number is 1-800-621-FEMA.
The Disaster Recovery Center will be in the Virginia Department of Forestry building on Riverland Drive in Salem for at least a week.
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[DMV-Prices]


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Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles is driving up the cost of drivers licenses.
Beginning next month, the D-M-V is raising fees by five dollars across the board for original or renewal licenses, duplicates, I-D cards and commercial driver's licenses.
The fee for reinstating a license after it's been suspended also will increase -- from 30 dollars to 45 dollars.
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Still ahead on on the newscast, as Spring is upon us,
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we'll take you to an a-MAZE-ing attraction where getting lost is the main idea. Stay with us, there's much more to come on News 7 at 11.
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[Columbia-Song]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=myr]
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Music can be a powerful form of healing, and national disasters usually inspire some people to put music down on paper.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Sammy King is not a musician, but the Bland County native says he was inspired to write a tribute song to the seven astronauts who lost their lives in the space shuttle Columbia accident.
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[SOT 8:25]
[IN Q=I THOUGH ABOUT]

((SAMMY KING/SONGWRITER: I THOUGHT ABOUT THE AWFUL TRAGEDY IN NEW YORK TWO YEARS AGO AND ALAN JACKSON WROTE A PRETTY SONG...AND I THOUGHT WELL IF HE COULD DO THAT I'M NOT A MUSICIAN LIKE THEY ARE, I COULD PROBABLY YOU KNOW PUT A SONG TO IT.))
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[OUT Q=SONG TO IT]
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[TAKE PROFILE PROMO FS] We'll talk more with King tomorrow in this week's Virginia Profile...plus tell you how his song is being heard throughout the Persian Gulf.
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[Garden-Maze]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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If you get lost, you can usually stop and ask for directions... but not here.
The goal is to get lost and find your way out.
In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young discovers the secrets of the Garden Maze.
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[SUPER=03-Page Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Charles Lewis/The Garden Maze at Luray Caverns; :13]
[SUPER=@Shannon1; 1:30]
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[OUT Q=STD]

((There's something appealing about immersing yourself in confusion if you know there's a way out. Perhaps that's why mazes have been popular for so long.
[SOT 1:46:34-1:46:46]
[IN Q=They're so old. Mazes've been around...]

((LEWIS: THEY'RE SO OLD. MAZES'VE BEEN AROUND FOR YEARS, ENGLAND AND WHEREVER, AND IT FASCINATES PEOPLE TO GO IN SOMEWHERE WHERE THEY CAN ACTUALLY GET CONFUSED AND LOST.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=get confused and lost.]

The Garden Maze at Luray Caverns opened to the public in 2000. The 8-foot hedge tall, 4-foot wide hedge cuts a half-mile of winding pathway. The one acre puzzle is loaded with dead-ends and switchbacks, and an overlook for the hopelessly lost to regain their bearings.
[SOT 1:45:01-1:45:12]
[IN Q=It's alot more complicated...]

((CHARLES LEWIS/THE GARDEN MAZE: IT'S A LOT MORE COMPLICATED THAN WHAT PEOPLE THINK FROM LOOKING AT THE OUTSIDE OF IT.
IT TAKES AN AVERAGE OF ABOUT A HALF HOUR TO GET THROUGH IT IF YOU'VE NEVER BEEN THROUGH IT BEFORE.))
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[OUT Q=if you've never been through it before.]

If you get stuck, follow the clues, or goals. They're not always located on the correct path and you might have to go out of your way to find them but they will help point you in the right direction.
[SOT (STANDUP) 2:02:52-2:02:58]
[IN Q=Don't you wish...]

((SHAN: DON'T YOU WISH ALL DECISIONS IN LIFE WERE AS CLEARLY MARKED?))
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[OUT Q=were as clearly marked?]

Lewis says, as with any dilemma, maze walkers just have to pick a direction and go with it.
[SOT 1:45:20-1:45:28]
[IN Q=No trick. It's just a maze so you weave in and out..]

((LEWIS: NO TRICK. IT'S JUST A MAZE SO YOU WEAVE IN AND OUT. THERE'S JUST NO TRICKERY TO IT, NO.))
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[OUT Q-just no trickery to it, no.] And if the choice leads you right back where you started, at least you'll recognize the scenery.
[SOT (SIT-DOWN) 1:55:14-1:55:19]
[RUNS= :05]

Shannon Young, News 7, Luray.))

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[anchor=Steve]

[TAKE WEBADDRESS FS] For more information about the Garden Maze at Luray Caverns log onto our website at wdbj7.com and click on News 7 Saturday and Sunday Morning.
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[Cherry-Blossom]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=net]
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Spring has finally come to the nation's capital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC]


The thirty-third annual national cherry blossom parade made it's way down Constitution Avenue to celebrate the yearly blooming of the cherry trees.
Organizers said over 80 groups from around the country took part.
The parade usually takes place in March, but this years festival lost some of its luster because the flowers bloomed late.
Japan sent the blossoms to the U-S during the 19- twenties as a sign of friendship.
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[S-Express]


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The best of five playoff series between the Express and Greensboro was tied at a game apiece entering tonight's Game Three.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Generals vs. Express; :00]


Tony McAulay and the Express hoping to take control of the series at home with Game Four set for Tuesday.
It was 2-nothing Roanoke in the second period when the Generals Rod Aldoff gets the loose puck and finds the back of the net to make it a 2-1 game.
Sam Ftorek then got stonewalled by Evan Lindsey who made 27 saves on the night.
[SUPER=38-Greensboro/3/Roanoke/2/;]

The Express kept pluggin away, but Greensboro came back to win it 3-2 taking a 2-1 lead in the series.
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[S-Avs]


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[WRITER=twe]
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The Salem Avalanche was back on the diamond tonight in game two of a three game set with Potomac, after opening the season with a win on Friday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Cannons vs. Avalanche; :00]


It's no Wrigley Field but the wind was certainly blowing out tonight at Salem Memorial Stadium.
We pick it up in the second. Potomac's Candy Martinez hits the two bouncer past Trevor Mote at first base. The Cannons had runners at first and second.
Brian Peterson then stepped in and ripped the liner to deep right field scoring two runs to get the Cannons on
[SUPER=37-Potomac/3/Salem/4/;]

the board, but Salem rallied to win with four runs in the bottom of the ninth. 4-3 was the final.
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[S-Kansas]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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The Final Four is now down to the Final two. Tonight's first semifinal pitted Kansas, back for a second straight Final Four against Marquette, gunning for its first national title since 1977.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/Eagles vs. Jayhawks; :00]


Roy Williams and the Jayhawks left little doubt about this one, the fourth most lopsided game in Final Four history.
Kansas made four of its first five three point shots. First, Kirk Hinrich, and then Michael Lee.
Then off the Marquette miss, Keith Langford gets out and finishes the break with the flush. He led Kansas with 23 points as the Jayhawks led 59 to 30 at the break.
[SUPER=33-Marquette/61/Kansas/94/;]

In the second half, the lead ballooned to 41 points. Nick Collison to Aaron Miles on the backdoor. Kanas rolls into the title game for the first time since 1991, 94 to 61.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Roy Williams/Kansas Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=dreams come true."]
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[S-Texas]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-137 TC10904]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA Final Four]


In the nightcap, Texas hoped to keep it all in the Big 12, but Syracuse stood in the way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/Orangemen vs. Longhorns; :00]


Things were a litte mellow in the first half for the Orange, as in Carmelo Anthony who led the Cuse to a 48-45 halftime lead.
In the second half, Gerry Mcnamara stepped up and Syracuse had a 12 point lead with 6 minutes left.
Brian Boddicker tried to lead the Horns back knocking down the long three.
[SUPER=33-Syracuse/95/Texas/84/;]

But the Orange hang on down the stretch to win it 95 to 84.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Jim Boeheim/Syracuse Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=can both smile."]
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[go to pinnacle Board]
And that sets up Monday night's title tilt for all the marbles. Kansas and Syracuse will meet about 9-20, for the hardware. Carmelo Anthony who scored 33 points tonight against Nick Collison, Kirk Hinrich and Rock, Chaulk, Jayhawk right here on Your Hometown Station.
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[S-Purnell]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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One of the ACC's vacant basketball coaching positions has been filled. Clemson University has hired Dayton skipper Oliver Purnell to roam the sidelines for the Tigers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]


Purnell spent 3 years as a bench boss at Radford and three more at Old Dominion. He also assisted Lefty Driesell at Maryland in the mid 80's. The 49 year old Purnell is 156 and 116 with the Flyers, who won the A-10 title this season, before losing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. He replaces Larry Shyatt who was 15 and 13 this past season at Clemson.
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[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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The VMI closed out spring football practice today with the annual spring game. 2001 Socon Freshman of the Year, Titus Green sat out last season for academic reasons, but today he proved he hasn't lost much, rushing 9 times for 79 yards and a touchdown. Gary Price contributed 6 receptions for 93 yards.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]


The Keydets are coming off their most productive season in 22 years, but must replace 17 seniors from that squad, and find a starting quarterback. Coach Cal McCombs welcomes the challenge and is looking forward to the Keydets first season in the Big South Conference.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Cal McCombs/Keydets Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:34]
[OUT Q=or Annapolis, Maryland."]
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[anchor=travis]
[graphic=vmi]


The Keydets open the season on August 30th against Navy.

[S-Busch]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-148 TC2802]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


We finish up on the track where Dale Earnhardt, Junior reasserted his restrictor plate prowess today at Talladega.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/Fox Sports; :00]


Junior, who won the Busch event at Daytona to open the season was the man to beat this afternoon.
Just ten laps in, the big one. Johnny Sauter cut down a tire triggering a 21 car pileup that took several minutes to clean up.
Junior took gas only on a pit stop at lap 59, and it was just enough. He held off Joe Nemechek for his second Bus(------------) ch win of the season. He ran out of gas in turn one of the cool down lap.