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Coming up on News 7-
A Virginia Tech graduate is among the casualties in Iraq.
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While an Air Force jet and its two crew members are missing.
V-M-I cadets train to back-up fire and rescue squads during a disaster
And the Roanoke Express' season ends with a loss to Greensboro.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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The Pentagon says an F-15 like this one is missing after it went down on Sunday.
The jet was based at a North Carolina Air Force base.
Two U-S airmen aboard are listed as missing in action.
Meanwhile this was the scene in Baghdad- the so called Saddam Fedayeen goes up against the armored U-S army to try and retake one of Baghdad's bridges.
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They did not stand a chance though and never even got off a shot.
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[Iraq]


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


Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
A report tonight that Saddam Hussein survived that massive attack in Baghdad yesterday.
CBS News is reporting that British Intelligence has picked up that Saddam survived escaping just minutes before the bombs landed.
The Pentagon says it doesn't know if Saddam is dead or alive.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Chris/Newspath]


Chris Lawrence has the latest on Operation Iraqi Freedom- He joins us live from Kuwait.
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((SADDAM'S FEDAYEEN FIGHTERS TRIED TO TAKE BACK A BAGHDAD BRIDGE... AND FAILED. THEIR ROCKET PROPELLED GRENADES AND ASSAULT RIFLES NO MATCH FOR AMERICAN TROOPS. THE IRAQIS FIRED INSULTS. BUT NEVER GOT OFF A SHOT. ALONG THE TIGRIS RIVER AMERICAN WARTHOGS HELPED DEFEAT A COUNTERATTACK BY HUNDREDS OF YOUNG FIGHTERS WHILE U.S. MARINES RAN UP AGAINST STIFF RESISTANCE IN THE SUBURBS. TWO PEOPLE IN A MINIVAN WERE KILLED WHEN THEY GOT CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE. AND AN AMERICAN TANK FIRED ON A BAGHDAD HOTEL PACKED WITH FOREIGN JOURNALISTS PUNCHING A HOLE IN THE SIDE AND KILLING TWO CAMERAMEN. THE PENTAGON SAYS IT WAS RETURNING ENEMY FIRE COMING FROM A SNIPER. Major General Stanley McCrystal: "When they are fired at, they not only have the right to respond, they have the obligation to respond." BUT THE JOURNALISTS INSIDE SAY NOT A SINGLE PERSON SAW ANY FIRE OR HEARD ANY SHOTS. IRAQI INFORMATION MINISTER: You do not be frightened AS THE INFORMATION MINISTER RE-ASSURES IRAQIS U-S OFFICIALS ARE INVESTIGATING WHETHER SADDAM HUSSEIN IS BURIED IN THIS RUBBLE. THE TARGET OF MONDAYS BOMBING THE ARMY WILL HAVE TO SEARCH WHAT'S LEFT OF THE RESTAURANT TO DETERMINE EXACTLY WHO WAS HIT. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A recent graduate from Virginia Tech is among the casualties in Iraq.
Second Lieutenant Jeffrey J. Kaylor was killed Monday in a grenade attack, the Pentagon and Corps officers said tonight.
The 24-year-old Northern Virginia native was a 2001 graduate of Virginia Tech, where he had been a battalion commander in the Army R-O-T-C program.
His wife also was in R-O-T-C and is deployed in the Persian Gulf region.

[Aerial]


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Meanwhile, employees of a Patrick County company are working to equip our armed forces.
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[SUPER=203-Patrick Co.; :]

Aerial makes products that are being used by the military everyday during the conflict. The company's 130-employees use precision and technical sewing to make things like harnesses and deployment bags.
They also have machinery to make hardware items such as search and rescue hooks and night vision goggle clips.
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((JOHN MARCACCIO/AERIAL PRESIDENT; WE DO A LOT FOR HELICOPTER PILOTS FIGHTER PILOTS THE SURVIVAL VESTS, WE DO HARNESSES RETENTION HARNESSES WE ALSO DO A LOT FOR AIR DELIVERY SYSTEMS.)) ((ERMA PUCKETT/SEWING MACHINE OPERATOR; WE WANT TO DO ALL WE CAN FOR THEM I FEEL LIKE THAT'S MY PART THAT'S ALL I CAN DO YOU KNOW MAKE A GOOD PRODUCT FOR THEM SO I FEEL LIKE I'M DOING MY PART.))
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[SUPER=201-Erma Puckett/Sewing Machine Operator; :11]
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About 70-percent of Aerial's work comes directly from the U-S Department of Defense. Officials say they're are working overtime to fill orders and they say products used by special operations forces are in the highest demand.
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[Gas-Prices]


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As travel picks up, gas prices should go down.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape; 02:47]


That's the word from the Department of Energy.
It says expect lower prices this summer.
A spokesman says gas prices should drop to a national average of one dollar and 56-cents a gallon.
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((GUY CARUSO/ENERGY DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON: IT CAN BE SUBSTANTIALLY ABOVE OR BELOW THAT. THAT IS ABOUT 17 CENTS ON AVERAGE HIGHER THAN LAST SUMMER.))
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Californians continue to see the highest gas prices.
Caruso says falling prices this summer can be attributed to lower crude oil prices and confidence that the situation will improve on the supply side.

[VMI-Training]


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If there's a local emergency, VMI cadets are training to be where emergency responders can't.
Today, the first 173 cadets completed a federal FEMA program called "CERT" -- Community Emergency Response Team training.
As Marya Jones reports, they're setting the example for years of future cadets.
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((NATS: HELP ME. DON'T LET ME DIE IN THERE.)) [RUNS:01]
These VMI cadets are practicing for all types of disaster... knowing that one day, they might be called upon for the real thing.
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((NATS: THEY'RE DOING A GOOD JOB OVER HERE.)) [RUNS:01] [21:26:28 shot of burning car on parade ground]
For a few hours Monday, VMI's campus came alive with mock disasters.
And its students were tested to see how well they'd respond.
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((NATS: HOSE SPRAYING FIRE.)) [RUNS:02]
Three VMI cadets are already Lexington volunteer firefighters... and 15 are on the livesaving crew.
They're using their experience to train fellow students.
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((ANDREW ONELLO: IF THERE'S AN EMERGENCY IN TOWN, THIS IS WHAT VMI STRESSES, THIS IS WHAT WE'RE TAUGHT, TO BE CITIZEN SOLDIERS. THEY'RE GOING TO STEP UP AND THEY'RE GOING TO HELP OUT IN THE COMMUNITY. FILLING SANDBAGS, IF IT'S FOR A FLOOD. WE'LL BE THERE. )) [RUNS:10]
They'll be there not only for floods and fires, but also for searches and rescues, first aid and terrorist attacks -- anywhere that emergency responders can't be -- or need some extra help.
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((NATS SANDBAGGERS: WE GOTTA START ANOTHER COLUMN.)) [RUNS:01]
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[SU 21:45:30] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: LOTS OF COMMUNITY AND WORK ORGANIZATIONS ARE GOING FOR CERT CERTIFICATION, BUT VMI IS THE ONLY COLLEGE IN VIRGINIA AND THE LARGEST GROUP DOING IT ON THE EAST COAST... ORGANIZED ENTIRELY BY CADETS.)) [RUNS:12]
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((CHASE PORTER/SOPHOMORE: THINGS CAN HAPPEN. IT'S A VERY SCARY TIME THAT WE LIVE IN NOW AND I'M JUST GLAD TO KNOW THAT I GOT SOME BASIC SKILLS TO HELP PEOPLE WHEN I CAN.)) [RUNS:10]
And cadets' reward at the end of the day is being CERTIFIED to help ... and getting to goof off a little, too.
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((NATS: ATTENTION ALL UNITS. (LAUGHING)...ATTENTION ALL UNITS. GUY WITH RED LIGHT: WHOO, RED LIGHT. WHOO. )) [RUNS:10]
Marya Jones, News-7, Lexington.))

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Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a church fire last night in Dublin.
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The fire broke out just after seven at the Dublin United Methodist Church on East Main Street. No one was inside at the time. Firefighters say most of the damage was in the oldest section of the church, which was built back in the late 1800s. Church leaders say they were using the area for storage, and while they can't replace its historical value, they do plan to rebuild.
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[Dangerfield]


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He's known for his sharp humor and not getting any respect.
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Comedian Rodney Dangerfield is undergoing arterial brain surgery.
The eight hour surgery should have wrapped up about a half an hour ago.
It's meant to increase his body's blood flow and prepare him for additional surgery where he'll have a heart valve replaced.
The 81 year old Comic suffered a heart attack last year.
He's best known for his classic complaint of getting no respect and for such movies as Caddyshack and Back to School.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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He's supposed to be electrocuted tomorrow night for the murder of a Vinton family.
Still ahead on News 7, find out why Earl Bramblett says he's a victim too.
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Plus the Yellow Cab building may be coming down, but it's signature sign will stay lit.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office on Ladies' night as UConn and Tennessee fight for the women's national title. The Express tries to avoid elimination against Greensboro in game four. Tiger talks about making history, Strawberry gets out of prison, and Godzilla gets out of the box in his Yankees Stadium debut tonight on the Big 7.))

[Yellow-Cab]


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For more than 50 years, a neon sign has reminded Roanokers that a taxicab is just a phone call away.
A February snowstorm damaged the Yellow Cab Building, but the owners say their company and the landmark sign will survive.
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The snow and ice caused roof supports to buckle, and the Yellow Cab building was damaged beyond repair.
It's now slated to come down within a month, but owners Bill and Steve Roberts plan to move the sign to another building they own nearby.
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((STEVE ROBERTS/YELLOW CAB CO.; REMEMBER JUST AS CHILDREN OUR FATHER COMING HOME AT NIGHT TALKING ABOUT THE CAB COMPANY, THE PEOPLE WHO WORKED HERE AND THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE WORKED HERE OVER THE YEARS. IT HAS BEEN QUITE A HISTORY.)) ((BILL ROBERTS/YELLOW CAB CO.; WE'RE HAPPY TO SAY AND ANNOUNCE THAT THIS SIGN WILL BE RELIGHTED WITHIN TWO WEEKS ON THE BUILDING BEHIND ME. WE'RE GOING TO KEEP IT HERE WITH OUR SERVICE AS WE PLAN TO CONTINUE OPERATIONS AS WE HAVE.))
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The Roberts brothers say they are sad to lose a building that's been part of the family business for 75 years, but they say they're proud of employees who have kept the cab company operating during a difficult time.
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[Bramblett]


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One day before he's scheduled to be executed, convicted murderer Earl Bramblett says he's a victim of unfair treatment of the legal system.
In 1997, Bramblett was convicted of killing the Hodges family in Vinton and burning down their house.
In a telephone interview with the associated press, Bramblett says he is innocent and was set up by police.
Bramblett says he chose electrocution because he did not want the appearance of ..quote.. "an antiseptic execution taking place as a result of a fair trial.''

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A Carroll County man is accused of a murder in North Carolina.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FULL]
Doyle Michael Marshall, Junior, of Cana was arrested yesterday.
Deputies say he stabbed a man to death in Surry County North Carolina Saturday.
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Joe Albert Hatcher, Junior died of a single stab wound to his left chest.
Marshall is being held without bond in the Surry County Detention Center.

[Williams]


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A Bedford County man has been found guilty of robbing a bank at gunpoint last fall.
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32-year-old Kevin Vaden Williams was arrested last October after he held up this B-B-and-T bank branch on Timberlake Road.
Williams told the teller he had a gun but never displayed one.. a witness saw him with a firearm later that evening.
He got away with about 32-hundred dollars.
Williams pleaded guilty to the bank robbery charge today.. he also was found guilty of a firearm charge.
He'll be sentenced in July.
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[Tobacco]


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It was a big win today for cigarette-maker Philip Morris in its fight against a ten-billion-dollar verdict.
But other legal battles may be looming on the horizon.
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An Illinois judge is giving the tobacco giant 10 days before the state can collect a 12-billion-dollar bond.
Philip Morris must post that amount to appeal the record verdict.
The company says it can't afford it.
And Philip Morris has notified Virginia and other states that it may not be able to make the payments under the national tobacco settlement.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: WE, IN TURN, HAVE GIVEN THEM NOTICE THAT IF YOU DON'T MAKE THE APRIL 15TH PAYMENT WE WOULD CONSIDER THAT A BREACH OF CONTRACT UNDER THE MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT CONTRACT AND VIRGINIA WOULD BE IN A POSITION OF CONSIDERING SUIT AGAINST PHILIP MORRIS.))
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Kilgore has joined four other attorneys general in filing a brief to ask the Illinois court to lower the bond requirement so that Philip Morris can make the payments.
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Scientists may have zeroed in on the cause of the SARS illness.
We'll have the latest next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And new jet service touches down at one area airport.
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[SARS]


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Scientists studying the SARS outbreak are zeroing in on something called the Corona Virus- and new research out tonight helps their case.
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A brand new type of corona virus has been detected in the majority of samples taken from 50 patients with SARS in Hong Kong.
Experts say it's likely this more deadly version of a virus that usually causes just colds in people, jumped species from animals to humans.
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((DR. MARK DENISON/VANDERBILT UNIV. MICROBIOLOGIST ONCE THE VIRUS IS KNOWN AND CAN BE GROWN IN CULTURE MANY OF THE QUESTIONS CAN BEGIN TO BE ANSWERED.))
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Now infectious disease experts are taking on the tough job of educating but not alarming the public.
The death rate of SARS is four percent which is actually lower than the flu and pneumonia
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[Northwest]


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A Northwest Airlines jet descended out of the grey sky this afternoon to open new jet service between Detroit and Roanoke.
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The airline is now using Canadair Regional jets on this route, with seats for 50 passengers.
That's 16 more seats than the usual prop plane.
Airport officials say they are grateful for the additional service in this time of cutbacks.
They hope that this addition will eventually result in more jets being used in regional service.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The women crown their NCAA champ tonight. We'll have a complete game four wrapup from the Express-Greensboro skate at the Roundhouse. Plus, Tiger on making Masters' history. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gainesville, FL; :00]

Darryl Strawberry walked out of prison today after serving 11 months for violating probation on cocaine possession charges. His wife and two friends picked him up, and the 41 year old Strawberry didn't make any comments. While in prison he did participate in a substance abuse treatment program.
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[S-Express]


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The Express season ended tonight thanks to Daniel Berthiuame and the Greensboro Generals. Steve Mason has a recap of game four of the ECHL playoffs.
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[S-Women]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Last night the men put on quite a show in New Orleans, tonight it was the ladies' turn as the Tennessee and Connecticut hooked up in the NCAA women's national title game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/ESPN; :00]

More than 28 thousand fans jammed the Georgia Dome in Atlanta as the two marquee teams over the past decade met to decide it all. Tennessee wanted to run and run some more. But these kinds of transition opportunities were few and far between for the Lady Vols who played catchup most of the way. Diana Taurasi played like the All-American and national player of year that she is by knocking in a variety of shots.

The Vols tried to smother her and bang her around, but she still got free and hit three pointers right in their faces.
UConn led by five at halftime. Taurasi continued her assault in the second half as she goes baseline and scores to put the UConn lead in double figures. Tennessee battled back to get the score down to four with under a
[SUPER=33-Connecticut/73/Tennessee/68;]

minute to go. But U-Conn wins it 73 to 68 as Taurasi scores 28. There are NO seniors on this Connecticut team.
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[S-WNBA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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In one other women's note - the WNBA is without a labor agreement and commissioner David Stern warned the league tonight that if the WNBA doesn't get one in 10 days the league will be shutdown for the next season. The player's union wants substantial raises and free agency - the NBA would like for the women's league to get real and turn a profit.
The Miami and Portland franchises have folded, Utah moved to San Antonio and the Orlando team will now play out of a casino in Connecticut.

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The New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins were two of the teams snowed out yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/YES-MLB; :00]

After working for hours and hours to clear the snow from Yankee Stadium - New York was able to play its home opener today, and the wait was well worth it. In the fifth inning - Hideki Matsui sent the fans home with something to remember as the Japanese star hit this grand slam in his pinstripe debut. The Yankees beat the Twins 7-to-3 as Matsui gets his first New York curtain call.
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[S-Cubs]


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[wipe to eng#!!!!!!!!!!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/WGN-Cubs; :00]

In Chicago Dusty Baker won his first game at Wrigley Field as the remants of yesterday's snow hung on ivy. The gametime temperature was 32 degrees. But former Salem Buccaneer Moises Alou was redhot as he smacks
[super=35-Montreal/1/Chicago/6;]

one down the line. He drove in three runs on the day as the Cubs beat the Expos 6-to-1.
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[S-Masters]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The weather has been a little ugly in Augusta, Georgia - but Tiger Woods is determined not to let a little rain and cool temperatures keep him from making history this week at the Masters.
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Tiger's tee time on Thursday Morning is 10:44. The final two rounds of the Masters are right here on WDBJ-7 this weekend with 7 and a half hours of coverage on Saturday and Sunday, plus late night highlights on Thursday and Friday night at 11:35.

[Augusta-Controversy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tco]
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As the Masters gets closer to teeing off, the controversy over Augusta's membership policy is heating up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta, GA]


Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia is home to The Masters.
It's also an all-male club.
Since last year Martha Burk has fought to get women admitted to Augusta.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=:16,"The good ole boys..."]

(("MARTHA BURK/PROTEST LEADER; THE GOOD OLE BOYS ARE HARD TO BEAT AND IT TAKES A LONG TIME BUT GOLF IS NOT GETTING AWAY WITH THIS."))
[SUPER=01-Martha Burk/Protest Leader]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q="...getting away with this."]
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[VO-NAT]


Augusta National Chairman Hootie Johnson sees it differently.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=:38,"We all have a moral..."]

(("HOOTIE JOHNSON/AUGUSTA NATIONAL CHAIRMAN; WE ALL HAVE A MORAL AND LEGAL RIGHTTO ORGANIZE OUR CLUBS THE WAY WE WISH."))
[SUPER=01-Hootie Johnson/Augusta National Chairman]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q="...the way we wish."]
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[VO-NAT]


Martha Burk and Jesse Jackson had planned to protest in front of the club, but a judge barred her, citing safety concerns.
Her group will be restricted to a site about a half-mile away. She plans to appeal. (------------)