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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Virginia Tech does a 180, opting in favor of affirmative action.

What that means for the school.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And After months of consideration the Supreme Court extinguishes the flames of controversy surrounding cross burning.


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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - baseball and snowballs were in the air today in the Big Leagues. Steve Mason checks in from UVa spring football,
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[VO-NAT]

and Carmelo hopes his Oak Hill roots lead to a championship tonight against Kansas.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Lots of rain overnight and lots more to come as the forecast remains wet. Details and the Monday WeatherSchool just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Virginia's cross-burning ban passes the test.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The U-S Supreme Court upholds the law but overturns the conviction of former imperial wizard of the K-K-K.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Cross-Burning]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Virginia's cross-burning ban is constitutional...that's the opinion today from the country's highest court.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The U-S Supreme Court says the law against cross-burning is NOT a violation of free speech.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-SHannon & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon joins us with more on today's decision.
Keith and Shannon, last year the Virginia Supreme Court ruled the law against cross burning is a violation of free speech.
[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


But today, the U-S Supreme Court says court disagreed.
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[IN Q=SINCE 1952, VIRGINIA HAS HAD A LAW.]
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[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU Director; 1:11]
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(( Since 1952, Virginia has had a law on the books banning cross burning with the intent to intimidate.
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[IN Q=A BURNING CROSS IS A SYMBOL]

((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.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=GOING TO DO YOU HARM.]


The majority of the U-S Supreme Court agrees.
And voted 6-to-3 to uphold Virginia's cross-burning ban.
[insert b-roll here to bite]The justices ruled that the racial intimidation attached to the symbol of a burning cross outweighs free speech concerns.
The decision was based on two incidents that took place in 1998.
One case involves the burning of a cross in Virginia Beach.
The other case started in Carroll County where a Pennsylvania Klan member, Barry Black, was convicted of burning a 30-foot cross on private property at a KKK rally.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: THIS DECISION TODAY WILL BE USED, I'M SURE, BY MANY OTHER STATES TO OUTLAW THIS TYPE OF ACTIVITY.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=THIS TYPE OF ACTIVITY.]


[insert b-roll here to bite]And that is what has some free speech advocates concerned.
By allowing states to ban cross-burning, the ruling could determine how far states may go in prohibiting other practices associated with racial hatred or intimidation.
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[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
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It was not a complete victory for the state.
The conviction of Barry Black in Carroll County was overturned.
The Court ruled that the state in that case failed to show that he acted with an intent to intimidate.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Meghan /State Microwave;]


Keith and Shannon, it is the intent to intimidate that is the key to the ruling today.

[Brathwaite]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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The first of what promises to be a long list of charges against Clinton Andrew Brathwaite was presented in court today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday]

He's the 30-year old suspect in Friday's multiple homicide in northwest Roanoke. Brathwaite faces a single count of murder, and two firearms charges... with additional charges likely to come. Angela Arrington and three children, ages 8, 10 and 13 were shot to death in their northwest Roanoke home, a fourth child injured. The judge today appointed the public defender's office to represent Brathwaite, and ordered him held without bond for now.
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((BETTY JO ANTHONY/CHIEF ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; THE CRIME IS HEINOUS, THE FACTS SUBSTANTIAL, AND HIS PRIOR RECORD IS SUCH THAT I WOULD EXPECT NO BOND, BUT THAT IS AN ISSUE A JUDGE WOULD DETERMINE.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]

As we reported Friday, Brathwaite served an eight-year sentence in federal prison for cocaine distribution... and has had other brushes with the law.

[Black-Angus]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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All the pending charges against a Roanoke strip club have been resolved... or taken under advisement, for now.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 23, 2002]

It's been almost a year since The Black Angus was raided by state, local and federal law enforcement officers. They were looking for evidence of narcotics trafficking, indecent exposure- -liquor license violations. They did ultimately make some drug arrests. 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." Patrons typically brought their own alcohol.
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((NEIL HORN/PROSECUTOR; THEY WEREN'T COMPLYING WITH THE ABC REGULATIONS. THEY WERE STORING ALCOHOL INSIDE AT THE BAR.
IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER. YOU BRING IT THERE, YOU STILL HAVE TO HAVE THE PROPER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSES.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Federal authorities had indicated they were still looking into a separate set of violations, but it's unclear where that part of the investigation stands.

[Tech-Policy]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=myr]
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Virginia Tech officials now say they never should have changed their discrimination policy from the beginning. The university's board of visitors voted yesterday to reverse last month's decision to cut affirmative action. After looking closely at the policy, officials now say they made a mistake.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Shannon /Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens joins us now to explain. Keith and Shannon, all along, members of the board of visitors said they had to change their discrimination policy in order to follow state guidelines.
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[SUPER=@Myranda1;]
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Now, they're realizing they've been doing that along.
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[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesperson; :09]
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((Affirmative action may be back at Virginia Tech, but officials say it won't be the same.
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[RUNS:16] ((REPORTER 12:25 ARE THINGS BACK TO WHAT THEY USED TO BE? HINCKER: NOT REALLY. IT'S IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT THAT WE ARE STILL RECEIVING LEGAL GUIDANCE FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE WITH RESPECT TO THIS CONCEPT CALLED NARROW TAILORING 12:41)) Hincker says narrow-tailoring is not a new concept, but it may have been overlooked by the board of visitors. What it is, he says, is a legal argument through the fourth circuit court, that says the university can use race in certain instances as long as it meets certain criteria. If it sounds confusing, Hincker says that's because it is.
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[RUNS:16] ((22:45 TO BE IT PERFECTLY HONEST THAT'S THE BIG QUESTION THAT WE'VE ALL GOT. WE'VE GOT TO UNDERSTAND NOW WHAT NARROW-TAILORING IS. 22:51 WE BELIEVE ACCORDING TO WHAT WE'VE BEEN TOLD THAT IT PROVIDES US SOME FLEXIBILITY WHERE WE CAN CONSIDER CERTAIN FACTORS BUT WE REALLY DON'T KNOW 2301)) Despite the confusion, Hincker says one thing is for certain, the university's discrimination policy is legally up to par, and always has been.
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[RUNS:18] (( THERE IS ROOM TO MANEUVER. FOR US TO STILL HAVE PROGRAMS TO ACHIEVE DIVERSITY HERE ON OUR CAMPUS SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE THAT MIGHT NOT OTHERWISE HAVE IT BECAUSE THAT'S REALLY WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT 2222))))
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[LIVE=Myranda/FULL]
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By rescinding its actions from the March 10th meeting, the board also restored discrimination protection for gays and lesbians.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Shannon/Microwave;]

Hincker says all of these changes could still be reversed, pending the outcome of the Supreme Court's decision in the affirmative action case at the University of Michigan.

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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Graduates of one LOCAL high school say they'll go the distance for their alma mater.
More on their long-distance fundraiser when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And Roanoke City Council approves a plan to save an old fire house, but consolidate two others.
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[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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Roanoke City Council has approved the purchase of land for a new fire station downtown.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But the plan to consolidate two stations in the new facility also raised concerns.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


While plans for the new building aren't complete, the station will be built at the corner of Elm Avenue and Franklin Road.
Council members approved the land purchase without debate, but Linda Wyatt voted against the proposal.
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((BILL CARDER/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: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 THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY BRING TO FORCE IN TERMS OF EMS CALLS OR ANY TYPES OF CALLS.)) ((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: MINE WAS MORE OF A PHILOSOPHICAL VOTE TO SAY THAT I THINK WE NEED TO PRESERVE THOSE NEIGHBORHOOD STATIONS AND NOT HAVE THE BIG MEGA- STATIONS.))
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City Council also approved funding for restoration of Fire Station Number One, which may become a museum.
The money approved today will pay for repairs to the building's bell tower.
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[Leonard]


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A 20-year-old Blacksburg man is accused of killing his former roommate's pet earlier this year. Police have charged Carl Emerson Leonard the third with causing the death of a companion animal. Authorities say Leonard "beat to death" his former roommate's one-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi back in January. Police say an autopsy revealed the dog's death was not an accident. Leonard is free on 10- thousand dollars bond.

[Sampson]


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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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[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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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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Wall Street's powerful opening rally lost steam as the day wore on. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW closed 23 points higher.
NASDAQ gained six.
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[Glazebrook]


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The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster will be playing a new role.
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[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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[Cave-Spring]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=rca]
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Cave Spring High School is counting on money for miles in a fundraising campaign.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The school is working to raise one-point-five million dollars to renovate its track and fields which officials say are in desperate need of repair. For the fundraising kick-off, two Cave Spring graduates are part of a group running across the country. They're beginning this May in San Francisco and ending in Roanoke 75-days later.
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((LAURENCE LOESEL/RUNNER; EVERYBODY IS GOING TO DO SECTIONS OF IT ABOUT 10 OR 12 MILES EVERYTIME SOME PEOPLE RUN TWICE A DAY SOME PEOPLE HAVE OFF SO THE ACTUAL SCHEDULE HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED.))
[SUPER=01-Laurence Loesel/Runner & Cave Spring 1998 Graduate;]
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[OUT Q=be determined.]
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[SUPER=04-June 2000;]

Cave Spring 19-97 graduate Ben Dowdy is also among the runners. As a group, they will cover three-thousand miles. The school is also targeting major corporations, grants and Cave Spring alumni to meet financial goals. Officials hope to have the money raised by Fall 2004 and construction started right after that year's football season.

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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the Final Four finale is just hours away in New Orleans.
The Braves play long ball with the Marlins -
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and Steve Mason checks in from Charlottesville where a lot of moving and shaking is taking place this spring.
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[S-Carmelo]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-146 TC5707]
[GRAPHIC=BAM]


The national championship is just about 3 hours away, and Syracuse freshman Carmelo Anthony should have a lot to do with the outcome. Anthony scored a career high 33 points in the semifinals Saturday and may bolt for the NBA after tonight. One person who is not the least bit surprised by Anthony's success as a frosh is Steve Smith, who coached Anthony just last season at Oak Hill Academy.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 13040] The coverage from New Orleans begins at nine tongiht. The tip-off is set for 9:22. The only place to watch it is right here on WDBJ-7.
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[S-Bulls]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Whenever Anthony turns pro, he won't have to worry about this
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[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]

guy. Jerry Krause - the controversial Chicago Bulls' general manager is resigning after nearly 20 years on the job. Krause says health problems are forcing his to give up the job.
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-140 1:17:26]
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The Virginia football team continues spring workouts this week. Steve Mason says while a lot of starters are back, starting positions are up for grabs. Speaking of which, we begin this report with receivers.
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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.))

[S-FSU]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-134]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]

Another of the ACC's stars from Tallahassee is in trouble tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-ACC; :00]

Former Florida State receiver Talman Gardner was arrested early today and charged with marijuana possession and having a concealed and loaded handgun. Gardner was projected as a second or third round pick in this month's NFL draft.
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[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Braves finally played like the Braves their ans are accustomed to watching this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/FoxNet; :00]

Their games with the Marlins was scoreless in the 6th when the Braves pulled off an impressive trifecta. Gary Sheffield opened the frame by hitting a solo homer off Carl Pavano. The next batter up - Chipper Jones then tagged Pavona with a shot that just gets out in left field. It's Chipper's first homer of the season and it's 2-to-nothing. Andruw Jones then completed the back-to-back-to-back blasts with a solo blast of his own to right center.
[super=35-Florida/0/Atlanta/3;]

The Braves beat the Marlins as four pitchers combine for a 3-to-nothing shutout.
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[S-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Four games that were scheduled for today were postponed for obvious reasons.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; :00]

This is how it looked in Chicago at Wrigley Field this afternoon where several inches of snow fell. Games in Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh and Cleveland were all whited out today. The last time the Cubs had to postpone a home opener was 1990, but the last snowout was just 2 years ago April 16, 2001. (------------)