[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Roanoke Police investigate the criminal case against a drug suspect, even as they examine whether the officer who shot
him was justified.
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[VO-NAT:05]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And Ringgold hits the jackpot with a business announcement and dozens of new jobs.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - a look back at yesterday Gordon win at Martinsville with Jeff, his crew chief and pro wrestler Goldberg. Plus, Michael Jordan plays his final home game tonight.
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[VO-NAT]

and Roy Williams finally makes up his mind on coaching Carolina.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


We are keeping a warm weather story in play through Wednesday then some showers after that. Full forecast details coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You just don't know what's going on]

((YOU JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON RIGHT NOW. JUST SEEMS LIKE IT'S JUST HITTING THIS AREA AND WE NEED TO KNOW WHY.))

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[OUT Q=need to know why.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keiht 2-Shot]


The Roanoke Police Department investigates a shooting by one of its officers.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


While the family of the victim, and a neighborhood are also searching for answers.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.

[Police-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC2:01:03]


20- year- old Antonio Lee Taylor was shot in the chest early Sunday, and he remains in the hospital tonight.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Roanoke Police have two investigations under way, and Taylor's relatives say they are also trying to get a better picture of exactly what happened on Madison Avenue. [***NEWS 7 in MONITOR***]
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shanon & JoeD /Pulpit;]


Joe Dashiell is here tonight with more on the incident, and the investigation.
Keith and Shannon, the hospital isn't releasing any details on Taylor's condition...
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@joe1;]

but earlier today his mother told us he remained in critical condition.
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[IN Q=Yellow police tape]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michelle Taylor/Antonio Taylor's Mother; :23]
[SUPER=01-Donna Coletraine/Mother of Taylor's Friend; :44]
[SUPER=01-Jacqueline Fisher/Neighborhood Resident; 1:02]
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[OUT Q=why these things are happening all of a sudden.]


(( Yellow police tape is still draped across the front of the home on Madison Avenue where Taylor's car came to rest.
Roanoke Police say what started as a loud music complaint ended in gunfire, after Taylor's car struck officer M. E. Thompson.
Taylor's mother says she will be seeking legal advice, and wants to know much more, but right now she's most concerned with her son's recovery.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Right now]

((RIGHT NOW I'M REALLY CONCERNED WITH MY SON'S CONDITION. AND RIGHT NOW I'M NOT TALKING WITH ANYONE BECAUSE WE'RE CONCERNED WITH HIM AND GETTING HIM BETTER. :14 BUT MY SON HE'S HANGING IN THERE. HE'S TOUGH.))
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Donna Coletraine's son was with Taylor Saturday night, but left the car before the shooting.
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((BUT I THINK IT'S SAD THAT THE KIDS CAN'T GO NOWHERE, AND EVERY TIME THEY DO GO SOMEWHERE THAT THE POLICE IS ALWAYS ON THEM.))
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[OUT Q=that the police is always on them.]


Neighbors we spoke with did not witness the shooting early Sunday... But it left them rattled, coming just ten days and one block from the shooting that killed four members of the Arrington family.
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((IT CAN UNRAVEL YOU A LITTLE BIT,YOU JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THESE THINGS ARE HAPPENING ALL OF A SUDDEN.))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Pulpit]


Taylor has been in Roanoke General District Court for a number of traffic violations, but we found no record of any felonies here.
He now faces charges of assault on a police officer, and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

Officer Thompson and Officer C.L. Calvert who was also on the scene Sunday morning have been placed on administrative leave.
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shanon & JoeD /Pulpit;]


Keith and Shannon, the results of the internal police review will go to chief Joe Gaskins, and then to the Commonwealth's atttorney office.

[Ringgold-Business]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC1:18:05]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


A five- million- dollar investment over the next couple of years will help a Pittsylvania County business expand and create dozens of new jobs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


Intertape Polymer announced today it will expand its operations in the Ringgold West Industrial Park.
The company will build a 200-thousand- square- foot distribution facility, and hire 50 people to help run it.
200-thousand dollars in state and local grants helped Intertape choose Southside as its area to expand.
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[SOT 00:04:30]
[IN Q=We believe the]

((DAVID BENNETT/INTERTAPE POLYMER: WE BELIEVE THE DANVILLE PLANT HERE, THERE'S A LOT OF CONFIDENCE FROM THE CORPORATION AND FROM THE COUNTY AND THIS IS JUST A NICE DEAL ALL THE WAY AROUND FOR US.))
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[OUT Q=around for us.]
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[VO-NAT]


Intertape employs about 240 people in Danville, and more than 26-hundred nationwide.
It manufactures adhesive tapes for packaging systems.
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[Danville-Grant]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC1:55:16]
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Polymers and plastics also were the topic of another economic development announcement today in Southside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


NASA's Langley Research Center announced a 75-thousand dollar research grant for the Advanced and Applied Polymer Processing Institute or "APPY".
The money will help the Institute develop new materials and structural designs that can be used in NASA programs.
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[SOT 14:41:43]
[IN Q=We're looking for]

((MICHAEL SHUART/NASA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER: WE'RE LOOKING FOR COST-EFFECTIVE WAYS TO MAKE THE NEXT GENERATION OF AIRCRAFT. THERE'S LOTS OF NEW MATERIALS THAT ARE OUT THERE AND OFTEN THEY'RE VERY EXPENSIVE BECAUSE THEY'RE VERY NEW. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO LEARN IS HOW TO PROCESS THOSE MATERIALS IN A VERY EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE WAY, AND THE WORK THAT'S GOING ON HERE WILL DIRECTLY CONTRIBUTE TO THAT GOAL.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Shuart/NASA Langley Research Center; ]
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[OUT Q=contribute to that goal.]
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[VO-NAT]


Much of the research will be done in the new Institute for Advance Learning and Research which is being built near the Danville airport.
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[Pulaski-Layoffs]


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The sluggish economy isn't good for the grandfather clock business and that's costing some Henry County employees their jobs. Pulaski Furniture today announced it'll lay off 70 employees at its Ridgeway plant in June. The president of the company says the decision was put off for as long as possible in hopes that sales would increase.
Laid- off employees will receive a severance package. Other furniture companies have been notified of the available workers. The company expects the layoffs will return the plant to a full schedule.

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[****ANCHOR TAG****] Giles County authorities continue their search for a man who's boat capsized on the New River. This is the second boating accident in the county in just over a month. New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens has more.
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[SUPER=03-Giles Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Gough/State Game Warden; :08]
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(([INSERT VIDEO HERE!!!] It's only been a matter of weeks since Giles County authorities were out searching for a man whose boat capsized on the New River.
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[RUNS 08] ((TO HAVE TWO ACCIDENTS WITHIN FIVE WEEKS AT THIS TIME ESPECIALLY THIS TIME OF YEAR IS A BIT UNUSUAL 2059)) Authorities say 40-year-old James Pearly Simonds may have working Saturday when HIS boat capsized near Glen Lyn. Relatives told authorities Simonds is a sub-contractor for V-Dot and that he was out surveying last month's flood damage. Officials at V-Dot say they have no record of Simonds' work, but, business or pleasure authorities say the river was too high and too dangerous for anyone to be out on it. At nine-feet above normal level, with waves reaching just as high, they say even the most experienced boaters could find themselves in trouble.
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[RUNS 05] ((ACCIDENTS HAPPEN. FOR THIS ONE IT HAD TO BE SOME TYPE OF VIOLENT ACTIVITY TO TURN THAT BOAT OVER 1539)) Rescue workers found Simonds' boat about a mile and a half from where he was last seen, but so far, they say that's all that's turned up. They say they still have high hopes though, that the outcome this time, will be different from the last. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Giles County.))
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Authorities say the river is still too high and muddy to search for Simonds by boat. A massive search has been planned for this weekend.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Virginians say education needs more money, but a new polls says they don't want to pay for it.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And with just a day to go, we'll get some last-minute tax tips.
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[Income-Taxes]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC1:55:16]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The clock is ticking.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Federal income tax returns are due tomorrow. Last-minute filers have less than 30 hours left to get the job done.
Business Reporter Rachel Cannon visits the perennial last minute rush. Rachel? [***NEWS 7 @ 6 in MONITOR]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shanon & Rachel /Newsroom Pod;]


Business Reporter Rachel Cannon joins us with more, Rachel? Keith and Shannon, There is no shortage of people who wait until last minute to get their tax papers in.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Newsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

Whether the reason is organization or procrastination, some businesses thrive on the late approach.
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[IN Q="We'll have somone"]
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[SUPER=01-Eric Ross Garland/Tax Client; :16]
[SUPER=01-Deborah Hill/H & R Block District Manager; :37]
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(( ((NATS 10:18:45 WE'LL HAVE SOMEONE WITH YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, IT'S GOING TO BE A SHORT WAIT.)) The wait is on and H and R Block, a leading provider of tax preparers. Employees at this location and others around the country are assisting customers like Eric Ross Garland.
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[IN Q=I DO THIS]

((ERIC ROSS GARLAND/TAX CLIENT; I DO THIS EVERY YEAR, I ALWAYS PUT IT OFF TO LAST MINUTE ACTUALLY I'M EARLY THIS YEAR BECAUSE USUALLY I'LL COME IN THE DAY OF.))
[OUT Q=DAY OF.]

This is Garland's first year using H & R Block. In the past he's used a family accountant or done the paperwork on his own. It's the thought of a quick refund that brought him here. ((NATS 10:25:57 THAT'S HOW MUCH TAX IS DUE, THAT'S HOW MUCH YOU'RE GETTING FROM THE STATE.))
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[IN Q=the sooner]

((ERIC ROSS GARLAND/TAX CLIENT; THE SOONER I CAN GET IT FROM THEM THE BETTER.))
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((DEBORAH HILL/H & R BLOCK DISTRICT MGR.; THERE ARE OPTIONS THAT THEY CAN GET IT AS LITTLE AS A FEW HOURS TO A DAY OR THERE ARE OPTIONS WHERE THEY CAN GET IT IN A COUPLE WEEKS IT DEPENDS WHAT THEY CHOOSE.))
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The I-R-S hopes they choose electronically. They say it's the fastest and most accurate way to file. But officials are sure even with that advice, there will be plenty traditional filers.
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[IN Q=there are]

((THERE ARE THOSE WHO LIKE TO GO TO THE POST OFFICE PARTY ON THE 15TH.))
[OUT Q=THE 15TH].))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Newsroom Pod]

The Post Office and places like H & R Block all have extended hours this time of year. Keith and Shannon, one piece of advice from tax officials, even if you owe the state and can't afford the tax bill,
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shanon & Rachel /Newsroom Pod;]


you really are better off filing and getting on a payment plan rather than face the consequences of not filing at all.

[VCU-Poll]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=syo]
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Most Virginians think education funding needs to be increased but they don't want to pay for it out of their own pocket.
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./December 2002;]

An education poll conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University shows 73-percent of residents believe funding affects the quality of students' education. Just 27-percent think current funding levels are adequate. But when presented with ways to increase funding only 32-percent support a tax increase. 53-percent support cutting other governmental services. Program cuts are favored by more Republicans than Democrats.
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[Stocks]


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[WRITER=dse]
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Stocks surged as investors reacted to some better-than-expected earnings from Citigroup and Bank America. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-x/147.69/8351.10/x/26.10/1384.95;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW jumped 148 points.
NASDAQ rose 26.
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[Vinton-Fire]
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[ANCHOR=2 shot]

Fire has damaged a Pizza restaurant in Vinton, and it is causing big traffic tie ups at this hour.
[ANCHOR=2shot]


Justin McLeod is outside the New York Pizza with more.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Justin/Microwave;]



[LIVE=Justin Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Justin1;]
[SUPER=05-Vinton;]





[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Justin/Microwave;]




[Iraq-Latest]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
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[GRAPHIC=War in Iraq]


The end of the war in Iraq may be near.
Today the Pentagon said large-scales combat is finished
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[VO-NAT]

and ordered two of the five Navy aircraft carriers in the region to head home.
[SUPER=203-Tikrit, Iraq]


Officials warn that allied troops still face dangers from renegade Iraqi soldiers and terrorists.
Marines moved into Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit were expecting trouble.
But one resident says all the Saddam loyalists simply disappeared.
[SUPER=203-Baghdad, Iraq]


In the capitol of Baghdad, Marines and Iraqi police officers are working together to stop looting and keep order.


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[Postwar-Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC2:01:06]
[GRAPHIC=After Saddam]


Tough combat operations in Iraq appear to be over, it may be years before the mission is complete, according to one expert in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond]


Judy Twigg, a professor at V-C-U, says the process of rebuilding Iraq is going to be a "long haul."
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[SOT ::]
[IN Q=THE UNITED STATES STAYED IN JAPAN]

((JUDY TWIGG/PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE/VCU: THE UNITED STATES STAYED IN JAPAN AND GERMANY FOR A VERY LONG TIME IN ORDER TO ENSURE A STABLE INSTITUTIONAL TRANSITION TO DEMOCRACY IN BOTH OF THOSE COUNTRIES. THAT KIND OF PAINTS A PICTURE OF POST WAR IRAQ NOW IN WHICH, IN ORDER TO PULL THIS OFF, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BE THERE FOR A PERIOD OF YEARS.))


[SUPER=201-Judy Twigg/VCU Political Science Prof.]
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[OUT Q=FOR A PERIOD OF YEARS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Twigg says creating a stable post-war Iraq will not be easy, since most of the country's adult population has no memory of living in a democracy.
She also says getting food and water to the Iraqi people should be the immediate priority.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Jordan gets ready for his final home game with the Wizards, while fellow Tarheel Roy Williams tries to make up his mind.
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[VO-NAT]

and Jeff Gordon gets his fourth grandfather's clock with another win at Martinsville. Now he has his sights set on his fifth Cup title.
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[S-Jordan]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The NBA survived the departure of Magic and Bird, and the league believes its yougn stars will be able to carry the league for many years to come. But the fact is - a big part of the NBA exits tonight. Michael Jordan plays his final home game for the Wizards tonight. Since he joined the team two years ago - Washington has had 84 straight sellouts and the Wizards have been the league's top drawing road team.
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[SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/Plays Final Home Game Tonight; :26]
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[OUT Q=...ALWAYS BEEN THAT WAY."]
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[talent=mike]
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His final game is in the league is Wednesday night in Philly.

[S-Roy]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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While Jordan is leaving yet another Tarheel is apparently coming home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]

Roy Williams met with his Kansas players for a half an hour this afternoon. He emerged from the meeting only to tell reporters he woul have a newsconference tonight at 9:30. The Kansas City Star says he is leaving Kansas for North Carolina - but at this time - there is no official word.
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[S-Bell]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]

Williams' counterpart in the NCAA title game last Monday night - Jim Boeheim was joined by his wife and star player Carmelo Anthony today on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The three rang the opening bell for the day. And they may be back tomorrow - as youheard earlier - the Dow and the Nasdaq were up significantly today.
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[S-Gordon]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-142 11322TC]
[GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE]


The Martinsville Speedway wrapped up another amazing race weekend yesterday as Jeff Gordon captured the Virginia 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Yesterday; :00]

Gordon led 190 of the 500 laps, but he needed a little bump and run move in turn one on Bobby Labonte to get the lead for the final time and set the stage for his 62nd career victory. The win gave Gordon four victories at the Martinsville Speedway, but it also allowed his team to pick two spots in the points race. The DuPont Chevy team is now third - with a win, three top fives and 5 top 10 finishes.
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[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/62 Career Winston Cup Wins; :02]
[SUPER=01-Robbie Loomis/Gordon's Crew Chief; :21]
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[OUT Q=...AND I LOVE IT."]
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[VO-NAT con't]

Dale Junior moved to within 51 points of Winston Cup leader Matt Kenseth with his second place finish yesterday. Tony Stewart also picked up two spots - he is now 7th. Stewart was involved in a number of fender benders - something one of the celebrities in attendance yesterday would have trouble dealing with if he were on the track.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITES]
[SUPER=01-Bill Goldberg/WWE Wrestler; :02]
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[OUT Q=...THEY ARE PROFESSIONALS."]
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR 2003]

The next race is on 27th in California. The Winston Cup circuit is off this week for Easter.