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Coming up on News 7-
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U-S bombs strike an Iraqi Leadership meeting. Saddam Hussein may have been inside.
Some 700 people in this area rally in support of American troops.
Virginia Tech now says its affirmative action policy was legal all along.
And a thumbs up for Winona Ryder.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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This was the scene in Baghdad overnight one of many strikes. Military officials say an earlier attack struck a leadership target in Baghdad.
Officials say it's believed Saddam Hussein, his sons and other top Iraqi leaders may have been in a residence attacked earlier.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[SS=News 7 @ 11]



[Iraq]


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


Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The sources say the strike was the result of time sensitive intelligence-
The U-S believes it may have scored a hit on a building where Saddam Hussein was meeting with officials including his sons.
Chris Lawrence has the latest from Kuwait.
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[SUPER=201-Lt. Col. Rock Marcone/U. S. Army; :28 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=201-Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense; :38 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=219-Chris Lawrence/CBS News; 1:20]
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((THE TIP CAME FROM A RELIABLE SOURCE...AND THE U.S TOOK ACTION ....USING BUNKER BUSTING BOMBS TO TAKE OUT A LOCATION WHERE SADDAM HUSSEIN AND HIS SONS WERE BELIEVED TO BE HIDING. IT COULD BE SOME TIME BEFORE THE MILITARY FINDS OUT IF THE INTELLIGENCE AND THE BOMBS WERE ON TARGET. nat - soldier: "All clear. We're moving up to the second floor." EARLIER THE SOLDIERS STORMED SADDAM'S PALACE IN THE HEART OF BAGHDAD. AND AFTER SETTLING IN WASTED NO TIME REDECORATING. LT. COL. ROCK MARCONE/U.S. ARMY: "Look at all the lavish and richness and money that's here that could go to all the poverty we passed on the way here." - THE 3RD INFANTRY ALSO SURROUNDED SADDAM'S INFORMATION OFFICE AND OTHER SITES CRUSHING BLOWS TO THE IRAQI LEADER. DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY: - "We do know he no longer runs much of Iraq." TO THE SOUTH BASRA HAS FALLEN TO THE BRITISH. THEIR COMMANDOS ROLLED INTO A PRESIDENTIAL PALACE AND QUICKLY TOOK CONTROL. BUT WITH LIBERATION -- CAME LOOTING -- BY RESIDENTS PLEASED TO SEE THE BAATH PARTY GO. ALSO GONE ...THE REIGN OF TERROR FROM THE MAN WHO GASSED THOUSANDS OF KURDS. THERE ARE REPORTS THAT CHEMICAL ALI WAS KILLED IN AN AIRSTRIKE. THE PENTAGON HOPES THEY ARE TRUE. BUT THOSE AIRSTRIKES ARE CAUSING MORE CASUALTIES. FOUR FAMILIES LOST THEIR LOVED ONES AND HOMES WHEN A BOMB EXPLODED IN THEIR BAGHDAD NEIGHBORHOOD. DOCTORS SAY THEY'VE BEEN OVERWHELMED WITH PATIENTS ...SOMETIMES TOO MANY TO COUNT.))

[Troops-Support]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tha]
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Support for our troops could not be stronger in Franklin County. Tonight-- an estimated 700- people gathered to lend their support and prayers. Teresa Hamilton was there tonight and has more.
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[SUPER=201-Latonya Trotter/Military Wife; :17]
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[SUPER=201-Christopher Riddle; 1:23]
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Rocky Mount may be small but the message here was loud and clear... as hundreds from the community gathered at Franklin County high school to show their support for American troops and their families.
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(( LATONYA TROTTER/MILITARY WIFE: I REALLY EXPECTED IT TO BE PEOPLE LINKED TO THE MILITARY AND I NOTICED THAT THERE WAS A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE WHO HAS NO AFFILIATION WHATSOEVER, THEY'RE JUST HERE BECAUSE THEY SUPPORT IT AND THE GUYS AND GALS WHO HAVE TO BE GONE. )) [runs15]
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Latonya Trotters husband is among a group of Franklin County soldiers expected to arrive in Kuwait this week....a group that also includes Linda McCullum's husband.
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(( LINDA MCCULLUM/MILITARY WIFE: IT'S JUST NOT LIKE ANYTHING I'VE EVER EXPERIENCED, I CAN'T TELL YOU WHAT IT FEELS LIKE, HARD. YEAH, YEAH, VERY HARD. )) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q= YEAH, YEAH, VERY HARD. ]

That's why a dozen or so local churches decided to organize this vigil... to show local families they're not alone. Time was also set aside to remember POW's, those missing in action and those who've already paid the ultimate price.

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Christopher Riddle's brother is also expected to arrive in Kuwait-- and he expects to follow in his footsteps.
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((CHRISTOPHER RIDDLE: I'LL BE PULLING SECURITY FOR A CONVOY HOPEFULLY, BUT I DO THINK WE'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING, AND EVEN IF I DIDN'T A SOLDIERS, WE SWORE TO DEFEND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND WE'RE DOING WHAT WE'RE TOLD. )) [RUNS 13]
[OUT Q=WHAT WE'RE TOLD.]

And, as long as they're needed-- folks in this crowd plan to stand behind the men and women they call local heroes.

Teresa Hamilton, NEWS7, Rocky Mount.))


[Oakland-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Another story on the other side of the country.
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[SUPER=203-Oakland, CA]


Anti-War demostrations at the port of Oakland turned ugly.
12 people were injured today when police tried to break up protestors who were blocking the entrance to the port.
Police say demonstrators attacked them with rocks and iron bolts, while protesters say the police fired on them with bb-sized rubber pellets.
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(("THEY HIT ME. THEY SHOT AT ME AS I WAS LEAVING."))
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About half of the injured were longshormen who were not taking part in the demonstration, but were standing nearby.
Some of the dockworkers say police acted too forcefully.
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[Dublin-Fire]


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Fire damaged a Dublin church tonight.
The blaze broke out at the Dublin United Methodist Church sometime after seven.
Flames damaged the second floor and roof of the building.

[Tech-Policy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=myr]
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Virginia Tech officials say their discrimination policy was legal from the beginning.
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The university's board of visitors voted yesterday to reverse last month's decision to cut affirmative action from its admissions and hiring policy. Before, the board said it had to cut race-and gender-based programs in order to meet state guidelines. But after looking closely at the policy, officials now say they've been doing that all along.
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((LARRY HINCKER/VT SPOKSEPERSON: 25:19 OUR PROBLEM IS THAT WE MAY HAVE CERTAIN PRACTICES THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE LEGAL UNDER THE CURRENT INTERPRETATION OF THE USE OF RACE IN CERTAIN KINDS OF CONSIDERATIONS, THAT'S WHAT WE'VE GOT TO DO 2531 POLICY DIDN'T NEED TO BE CHANGED 2533))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesperson;]
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[VO-NAT]

By going back to its old policy, the board automatically restored discrimination protection for gays and lesbians. Hincker says all of these changes could still be reversed, pending the outcome of the Supreme's Court's decision in the affirmative action case at the University of Michigan.
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[Cross-burning]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The U-S Supreme Court today upheld Virginia's law banning cross-burning.
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In a 6-to-3 vote, the Court rejected claims that cross-burning is protected as free speech.
The decision is based on an incident in Carroll County.
It was August 1998 when Barry Black, an imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, was convicted for burning a 30-foot cross on private property.
The justices ruled that the racial intimidation attached to the symbol of a burning cross outweighs the free speech rights of Klansmen.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: A BURNING CROSS IS A SYMBOL LIKE NO OTHER. IT DOESN'T JUST SAY WE DON'T LIKE YOU. THE MESSAGE IS WE ARE GOING TO DO YOU HARM.))
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Clarence Thomas, the court's only black member, was among the dissenters.
Thomas said the ban has nothing to do with free speech because cross-burning is clearly intimidation.
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[Cave-Spring]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Two Cave Spring High School graduates are going the distance for their alma matter.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

As part of a fundraising campaign, they're running across the country. The school says it needs donations to renovate its ailing track and fields. The Cave Spring graduates will be part of a group running three-thousand miles over 75-days beginning in San Francisco and ending in Roanoke.
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((LAURENCE LOESEL/RUNNER & CAVE SPRING 1998 GRADUATE; MOST OF THE PEOPLE THINK THAT'S IT'S VERY DOABLE PEOPLE THAT KNOW US AND KNOW WHAT WE DO AND WHAT KIND OF MILEAGE WE DO SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT WE'RE A LITTLE NUTS. IT'S OK, WE'LL SEE THEM IN JULY. ))
[SUPER=01-Laurence Loesel/Runner & 1998 Cave Spring Graduate;]
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[VO-NAT]

The school is also targeting major corporations, grants and Cave Spring alumni for donations. The goal is one-point-five million dollars. Officials hope to have the money raised by Fall 2004, construction started right after football season and it all completed in time for the High School's 50th anniversary in 2006.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Roanoke city council fans the flames of controversy as it approves a plan to consolidate some firehouses.
That's next on News 7.
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Plus if April showers bring May flowers, what does April snow bring?
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Syracuse looks to behead the Jayhawks and take the title. Pat Summitt gives some rare Huskie props on the eve of the women's game. Could Skip - skip town for Pitt. Ben may have to skip some playoff games. And we'll check some movements in Charlottesville tonight on the Big 7.))

[City-Council]


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The city of Roanoke is moving forward with plans for a new fire station downtown, but the reorganization of the Fire/EMS Department continues to raise concerns.
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Roanoke City Council approved the purchase of land at the corner of Elm Avenue and Franklin Road.
Members say the new station will improve fire protection downtown, but Linda Wyatt questioned the wisdom of closing two existing stations.
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((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I HAVE SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH THE CONSOLIDATION OF THE FIRE STATIONS. I DON'T THINK ONE BIGGER IS BETTER.)) ((I THINK IT'S A GREAT PLAN. I THINK THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE EQUIPMENT DOWNTOWN, SO IT'S NOT JUST THE LADDER TRUCK , YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A WHOLE VARIETY OF TYPES OF EQUIPMENT.))
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City Council also approved funding for repairs to the Fire Station Number One. The historic station may become a museum, and the money will be used to restore the bell tower.
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[Brathwaite]


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One count of murder and two firearms charges. That's the extent of the case, so far, against Clinton Andrew Brathwaite. The 30-year old suspect was arraigned today in Friday's shooting of a Roanoke woman and her four children.
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But the next grand jury will almost certainly bring more charges against the man they call "Twin."
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday]

In the meantime a preliminary hearing was set for May 12th. The public defender's office was appointed to represent Brathwaite. And the Commonwealth's Attorney's office will oppose bond, citing the heinous facts of the case and Brathwaite's prior criminal record.
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[Black-Angus]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=khu]
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The last of the charges against a downtown men's club has been resolved in court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 23, 2002]

A year ago a task force of law enforcement officers raided the Black Angus, executed a warrant in search of narcotics, liquor license violations and evidence of indecent exposure. They made a few drug arrests and eventually filed charges against the business.
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((NEIL HORN/PROSECUTOR: WE HAD DRUG DEALING INSIDE THE CLUB. MOST OF THAT HAS BEEN RESOLVED. THIS RESOLVES THE ABC LICENSE SITUATION FOR THE TIME BEING.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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In state court today the last of the A-B-C violations were resolved by stipulation, agreeing that the former owners had been "maintaining a common nuisance." New owners of the club will have to abide by strict limits on alcohol or apply for an A-B-C license.

[Daycare-Prositution]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Police believe a Virginia daycare center was also home to an after-hours prositution ring.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Newport News]


Newport News police say a suspicious person call at the daycare center tipped them off early Sunday morning.
Officers said they could hear a loud party going on inside the building.
Inside, police found alcoholic beverages and four women engaged in sex acts. They've been charged with prostitution.
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((TROY PORTER/PARTY ORGANIZER; THE PERSON THAT RENTED THE BUILDING OUT TO ANOTHER PERSON TO HAVE A PARTY AND THAT PERSON DIDN'T RESPECT ME AND I THINK THE PARTIES JUST GOT OUT OF HAND.))
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Porter says he takes the blame for the party.
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[Sampson]


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[WRITER=syo]
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A former UVA basketball star faces up to six months in jail for failing to pay thousands of dollars in child support.


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[VO-NAT :34]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1999]

Ralph Sampson pleaded guilty in Richmond today to one misdemeanor count. The 42-year-old was indicted last month for failing to pay support for one daughter who lives in Falmouth and another

daughter in Charlottesville. His lawyer says Sampson has paid back most of the close to 51-thousand dollars he owed. Regardless, he'll face more failure to pay child support charges in Charlottesville Wednesday.
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The "seven-foot four inch" Sampson was the first pick of the 1983 N-B-A draft by the Houston Rockets.
He last played in the N-B-A in 2000.
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[Winona]


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A California judge says he's pleased with Winona Ryder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


The Actress has done 480 hours of service at a hospital after her shoplifting conviction.
The judge told Ryder she can now go back to acting and she can even leave California or the country to work.
He wants Ryder to stay in therapy, though -- and to return for another progress report in October.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


How much rain is on the way?
Robin Reed will be here with the forecast.
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[VO-NAT]


And later it's raining on the parades of many star-struck women tonight.
Russell Crowe ties the knot.
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[Commercial]

[Glazebrook]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster is scaling back his role.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 1;]


James Glazebrook is stepping down as concertmaster and lead violinist.
He'll shift to the role of assistant concertmaster and remain a violinist for the symphony.
Glazebrook plans to spend more time on his work as a member of the music faculty at Virginia Tech and conductor of the Roanoke Youth Symphony.
After joining the symphony in 1976, he's served under three conductors.
The Symphony is launching a search for a new concertmaster.
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[Snow]


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[WRITER=jja]
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Snowballs took the place of baseballs in the Northeast-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


A spring snow storm struck out home openers in New York, Cleveland and Chicago.
Instead of April Showers it was April snow storms.
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((IT'S RIDICULOUS. IT'S TIME FOR IT TO END. I ALREADY PUT ALL OF MY WINTER STUFF AWAY.))
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In Central Park, budding flowers are now blanketed by snow- something that hasn't there in April in more than two decades.
After a long hard winter, emotions ranged from defiance to resignation at nature's double cross.
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[SOT 1:04]

((JOHN FIORE/YORKTOWN RESIDENT: I TOLD MY WIFE THIS MORNING. I'M NOT GOING TO SHOVEL. I'M GOING TO LET IT MELT THIS TIME. MY BACK IS KILLING ME.)) ((I HAD TO GET MY COAT OUT AGAIN. BROUGHT IT OUT AGAIN. IT'S GONE BY TOMORROW.))
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[OUT Q=by tomorrow.]
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[Vo-nat]
[Super=03-Philadelphia, PA;]


The Winter weather made road conditions hazardous, cancelling classes for some students and flights for some travelers.
Forecasters are predicting better days ahead.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The story of the men's title tilt. Pat Summitt talks about the women's title game. Plus, Prosser may Wake up Pitt, and we'll check on some UVa spring football moves.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Auburn Hills, MI/NBA; :00]

The N-B-A's leading rebounder and shot blocker might miss the start of the playoffs. Detroit center Ben Wallace is expected to be sidelined for two weeks with a knee injury. An M-R-I exam today showed he has a sprained medial collateral ligament. Wallace is averaging about seven points, 15 rebounds and three blocks. The playoffs start April 19th.
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[S-Men]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-147 10052TC]
[GRAPHIC=MEN'S FINAL FOUR]


Three of the best NCAA title games in history have been played in New Orleans and tonight Syracuse and Kansas tried to write their own Cajun history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/CBS Sports; :00]

The Superdome was full of nearly 55 thousand fans as Carmelo Anthony the freshman went toe to toe with the senior Nick Collison. But in the first half it was all about the three pointer. Kueth Duany and Gerry McNamara shot the lights out as Kansas found itself down by as many as 18 points thanks to 10 treys.. Nick Collison kept it from being a complete blowout but Syracuse led 53-to-42 at halftime. Kansas got the better of the Orangemen in the early part of a physical second half as they managed to cut the Syracuse advantage down to five. Kansas got it down to three with one point five seconds to play,
[SUPER=33-Syracuse/81/Kansas/78;]

but Kirk Hinrich's desperate three at the buzzer is way off line and Syracuse wins the 2003 national title over Kansas 81-to-78.
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[SUPER=01-Roy Williams/Kansas Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Boeheim/First National Title in 27 Years; :28]
[SUPER=01-Carmelo Anthony/Final Four MVP; :54]
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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Carmelo Anthony who had 20 points and 10 rebounds is just the third freshman in NCAA history to win MVP honors in the final four.

[S-Women]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=women's final four]


The women take over the national spotlight tomorrow night with not only a clash of titans, but a clash of personalities as Pat Summitt and Tennessee Vols battle U-Conn. The Lady Vols are 33-and-4 with six national titles to their credit. The Huskies are 36-and-1 and winners of two of the last 3 NCAA titles.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[GRAPHIC=WOMEN'S FINAL FOUR]

The women's title tilt tips off at 8:37 tomorrow night in Atlanta's Georgia Dome.

[S-Prosser]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The ACC mat be on the verge of losing its third coach since the end of the season. Already, Larry Shyatt and Matt Doherty have exited since the end of the tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/2003 ACC Tourney; :00]

Today there is talk that the coach of the year in the conference may be on the move. Wake Forest coach Skip Prosser, a Pittsburgh native, looks to be the University of Pittsburgh's top choice to replace the daparted Ben Howland.
Prosser is 52 and happy at Wake, but he is a Pittsburgh native and be happier in his hometown.
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Spring football drills roll on at UVa where Steve Mason says the switch is on for a number of key players including a former Friday Football Extra star from Fleming.
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((Billy McMullen walked off the field for the last time in a UVa uniform with his arm in a sling. The void left from the ACC's second all time career leader in receptions might lead some to believe the Cavaliers will be at less than full strength at receiver this coming season. ((:)) The Wahoo defense returns eight starters from last years unit and confidence won't be missing on the field this season.
((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((MARCUS WEEKS/UVA TAILBACK AND FULLBACK:)) ((AL GROH/UVA HEAD COACH:))
In all the Wahoos return 41 letterman off last seasons ACC runner up team. Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))

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From "Gladiator" to "Groom." Russell Crowe tied the knot today.
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The actor celebrated his 39th birthday today by marrying longtime girlfriend Danielle Spencer.
The couple said their vows at a chapel on Crowe's ranch in Australia. Spencer arrived at the ceremony in a motorcade of two Mercedes, a pickup truck and two police cars -- led by three men on motorcycles. Media reports put the cost of the wedding at 600-thousand-dollars. (------------)