[1-News-Head]

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[V/O-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Taking it "day-by-day" at the Goodyear tire plant may mean coming up with a contract without a strike.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And raising the rates on certain city admission fees and local taxes. A preview on that issue.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - spring is in the air, but so are footballs. UVa and Tech wrapup April drills tomorrow. The Avs and Hillcats are rained out tonight.
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[VO-NAT]

and despite the weather - the Big South track and field championships have been taking place all day long in Radford.


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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The latest on your Easter weekend forecast and the Tech Spring game outlook as well.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[WRITER=dse]
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[SOT 00:40:12]
[IN Q=to me]

((DANA DIXON/UNITED STEELWORKERS OF AMERICA LOCAL 831; TO ME GOING DAY TO DAY IS PROBABLY A GOOD SIGN.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=GOOD SIGN.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


There's no longer a deadline for a union contract at Goodyear.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Both sides agree to take negotiations day by day.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Goodyear]
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[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC2:03:33]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The decision means contract negotiations will continue at Danville's Goodyear plant without any disruption to production.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Union officials say they would like to reach a deal at the table but that they're still prepared to strike. [***GOODYEAR IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /BAM;]


Business Reporter Rachel Cannon joins us with more on the story. Keith and Shannon, by going day to day, contract talks continue without an expiration date.
[LIVE=Rachel /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

But either side can cancel the working agreement with 72-hours notice.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dana Dixon/USWA Local 831; :13]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :22]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=TO GO ON STRIKE.]

(( Almost 2-thousand workers at the Danville's Goodyear plant are counting on a new deal with the company. Now that the union's six-year contract is expired, both sides are looking for different things.
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[SOT 00:42:26]
[IN Q=the main]

((DANA DIXON/UNITED STEELWORKERS OF AMERICA LOCAL 831; THE MAIN ISSUE FOR THE COMPANY IS GETTING CONCESSIONS OUT OF THE MEMBERS OUR MAIN ISSUE TO SECURING OUR JOBS AND MAINTAINING OUR HEALTH CARE AND WAGE PACKAGE.))
[OUT Q=PACKAGE.]

Dixon says employees have mixed feelings about current negotiations. But the hope is that the day by day talks is a chance for both sides to look at the issues closely and come to a resolution.
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[SOT 00:40:45] ((COVER))
[IN Q=we would like]

((WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE GOODYEAR PROSPER WE'D LIKE TO CONTINUE OUR JOBS BUT AT THE SAME TIME OF THE STRIKE HAS TO BE WE'RE PREPARED FOR IT.))
[OUT Q=FOR IT.]

Goodyear's financial struggles are well-known. The company restructured billions of dollars in debt and has cut jobs. Union officials say that shouldn't affect negotiations but that they will take it day by day.
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[SOT 00:40:26]
[IN Q=it doesn't]

((DANA DIXON/UNITED STEELWORKERS OF AMERICA LOCAL 831; IT DOESN'T MEAN AN AGREEMENT WILL BE REACHED ANY QUICKER AND IT ALSO DOESN'T MEAN WE'RE MORE OPT TO GO ON STRIKE.))
[OUT Q=STRIKE.]))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL BAM]

A strike authorization vote was taken in March ... 98-percent of the members voted to strike if it came to that. But Keith and Shannon,
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-SHannon & RAchel /BAM;]

Once again, they do hope that contract negotiations lead to a deal.


[Watkins]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC26:26]
[GRAPHIC=Casualties]


An Air Force officer from South Boston is still unaccounted for in Iraq, though the pilot of his F-15 fighter has been declared killed in action.
The Department of Defense announced today that Captain Eric Das of Amarillo, Texas was killed in action April 7th.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=204-File Tape]


He was the pilot of an F-15-E Strike Eagle that went down during a combat mission in Iraq.
The whereabouts of the other crewman-- Major William Watkins of South Boston-- is still unknown.
[SUPER=203-Goldsboro, NC]


The two men were assigned to the Fourth Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina.
About 70 other airmen assigned to the Fourth Fighter Wing returned from the Middle East today.
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[Boty-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC1:10:44]
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A Botetourt County farm hand was just moving in to his new home, but he never got a chance to enjoy it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Fire broke out this afternoon, destroying the mobile home, just off Oak Ridge Road.
Three fire companies arrived within 10 minutes, but it was already a total loss.
David Stevens, a dairy farmer, says he was leasing the mobile home out to one of his workers. He says the man was just moving in some belongings and had left to gather more before the fire broke out.
A fire investigator is still trying to determine the cause.
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[County-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 Pm]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC2:51:07]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Fire also heavily damaged a home in Roanoke County late this afternoon.
The fire broke out just after five on Maxmrytle Drive which is located in the North Lakes subdivision.
Firefighters believe the fire started in a closet in the front bedroom.
Everyone in the house got out safely.
No one was injured.
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[Langford]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-10 TC47:40]
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A Lynchburg man involved in a fatal fight outside a bar last summer is headed to prison for six months.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/June 2002]


Prosecutors say 24-year-old Michael Lee Langford threw a single punch at 32-year-old Danny Brooks outside the Ale House restaurant the night of June 16th.
Brooks fell backwards and struck his head.. he died two days later.
Today, Langford was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to six months in jail.
Last month, his father, Randall Lee Langford, was sentenced to 23 years in prison for murdering his girlfriend.
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[Mays]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC35:04]
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A Lynchburg judge wants a woman to stay on good behavior for another six months while he decides how to punish her for welfare fraud.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/February 11]


56-year-old Cheryl Yvonne Mays pled guilty in February to receiving more than two thousand dollars worth of food stamps she wasn't entitled to.
Judge Leyburn Mosby (LAY-burn MOZE-bee) today placed Mays on probation and delayed her sentencing until October.
He wants Mays to continue making restitution and to perform community service before she's sentenced.
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[City-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC1:29:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's budget time in the city of Roanoke, and next week city manager Darlene Burcham will reveal her spending plan for the next year.
The specifics will come at Monday's council meeting, [***NEWS 7 @ 6 in MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & JoeD /Nwesroom Pod;]


but tonight Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom with a thumbnail sketch.
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL NEwsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@joe1]


Keith, city officials are reluctant to discuss the budget proposal publicly until members of council get a look.

But council materials released in advance of Monday's meeting provide a few basic details. They include plans for some increases in taxes and fees.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=With declining state aid]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[RUNS=:34]
[OUT Q=by not filling more than two-dozen positions.]

((With declining state aid and rising expenses, the budget plan that Darlene Burcham will present on Monday afternoon promises to be tight.
Council members won't find a major tax rate increase, but they will see a number of smaller hikes in taxes and fees.... from the admissions tax at certain civic facilities, the E-911 tax, and a new short-term rental tax, to library copy charges, parking and animal impoundment fees.
Most of the increases are said to be minimal. The city manager will reportedly find significant savings by not filling more than two dozen vacant positions.))
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[LIVE= JOeD /FULL NEwsroom Pod]


The budget proposal may also include a pay raise for city council members, an issue that has sparked debate in the past.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & JoeD/Newsroom Pod;]


Ultimately, what may be more controversial Keith, is a proposed salary supplement for the city's constitutional officers. We'll learn more about that, and the rest of the proposed annual budget on Monday afternoon.

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


Before they can start the race for November's election, Democrats and Republicans have to finish the race to find candidates.
Next on News 7, find out why some say Democrats are lagging far behind.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And students and principals are going "high and tight" to show support for U-S troops overseas.
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[Democrats]
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[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-05 TC1:39:23]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Fall elections are more than six months away.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But the race to field good candidates is well under way and some say Virginia Democrats are lagging behind.
[RICHMOND DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-SHannon & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon has the what-have-you- done-for-us lately story.
Keith and Shannon, all 100 seats in the House of Delegates and 40 seats in the state Senate are up for grabs in November.
[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


Republicans dominate both chambers and some say that isn't likely to change unless Democrats, and specifically Governor Warner, step up their recruitment efforts.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Aaron Leibowitz/Republican Party of Virginia; :23]
[SUPER=01-Larry Framme/State Democratic Party Chair; :46]
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[OUT Q=GOT SHELLACKED PRETTY BAD.]

(( While there is still time for candidates to step up, so far, only six House Republicans and 3 Republicans in the Senate have Democratic challengers.
And in Botetourt County, a half dozen Republicans are campaigning for the seat of retiring Senator Bo Trumbo while Democrats have yet to field a single candidate.
Republicans and some Democrats blame Governor Warner for the recruitment lag.
[SOT :19:58]
[IN Q=I THINK DICKIE CRANWELL]

((AARON LEIBOWITZ/REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VA: I THINK DICKIE CRANWELL AS WELL AS MANY DEMOCRATS ARE WAITING FOR THE GOVERNOR TO REALLY ANNOUNCE THAT HE IS GOING TO MAKE A SERIOUS EFFORT AND STICK BY HIS GUNS AND ACTUALLY COME UP WITH A LEGITIMATE CAMPAIGN THAT THEY CAN GET BEHIND BEFORE THEY'RE WILLING TO PUT THEIR NECK ON THE LINE.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=NECK ON THE LINE.]


But Democrats say the Governor, who currently has over 500-thousand dollars in PAC money, is committed to fielding and funding good candidates.
[SOT 09:36]
[IN Q=NO I WOULD PUT NO CREDENCE IN ANYONE]

((LARRY FRAMME/DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF VA CHAIRMAN: NO I WOULD PUT NO CREDENCE IN ANYONE SAYING THE GOVERNOR HAS HELD BACK IN TRYING TO RECRUIT GOOD CANDIDATES. THAT'S NOT FAIR.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=THAT'S NOT FAIR.]


Both parties say taxes will be a central theme of this year's legislative races, with Democrats touting Warner's successful veto of the estate tax repeal.
[SOT :18:39]
[IN Q=I BELIEVE TAXES]

((AARON LEIBOWITZ/REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VA: I BELIEVE TAXES WILL BE AN ISSUE BECAUSE AND CERTAINLY FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE, WE KNOW THEY ARE GOING TO BE AN ISSUE, WE FEEL LIKE THOUGH THAT'S AN AREA THAT FAVORS US.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=FAVORS US.]


Democrat leaders are making no guarantees that they'll win back the state Senate, but say they are doing everything they can to try to make it happen.
[SOT 00:10:18]
[IN Q=I THINK ITS REALISTIC]

((LARRY FRAMME/STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIRMAN: I THINK ITS REALISTIC TO THINK THAT ITS VERY POSSIBLE. ITS VERY VERY DIFFICULT BECAUSE REMEMBER THIS IS THE FIRST ELECTION FOR THE SENATE SINCE REDISTRICTING AND THE FIRST ELECTION FOR THE HOUSE UNDER REDISTRICTING, WE GOT SHELLACKED PRETTY BAD.)) [RUNS:17]
[OUT Q=SHELLACKED PRETTY BAD.]))
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[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Republican leaders say they are not expecting to necessarily pick up seats but they do not expect to lose any either.
[RICHMOND DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Meghan /State Microwave;]


But, Keith and Shannon, it's still early in the game. We'll need to wait and see how the situation is shaping up as we get closer to November.

[Campaign-Spending]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-12 TC24:07]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]

There has been confusion among some candidates for state office about whether they needed to file financial disclosure statements with the state. Locally, only a handful of the candidates for the 22nd Senate District and 17th House District turned in their paperwork by the April 15th deadline.
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[VO-NAT - :12]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Local registrars had not considered the office seekers to be official candidates because they were running in firehouse primaries and mass meetings, which are run by the parties instead of the state.
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[SOT - 39:49]
[IN Q=The law book...]

((DIANE HENSON/ROANOKE CO. REGISTRAR; THE LAW BOOK IN THE CAMPAIGN FINANCE OF VIRGINIA, NO WHERE IN HERE DOES IT EXPLAIN OR EVEN ADDRESS FIREHOUSE PRIMARIES OR MASS MEETINGS. SO THE CONFUSION BEING IS WHETHER THEY ARE CONSIDERED LEGAL CANDIDATES AS OF THIS TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Diane Henson/Roanoke Co. Registrar;]
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[OUT Q=as of this time.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]

All of the candidates who did not file have been given an extension to turn in their paperwork and, because of the confusion, will NOT face any penalties for filing late. Financial disclosures are now due by Monday.

[Stock-Market]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Stock Market]


Stock Traders are taking a long weekend.
The major markets were closed today in observance of Good Friday.
They'll reopen on Monday.

[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[WRITER=dse]
[SS=None]


The weather is wreaking havoc on sporting schedules and events.
Mike Stevens has more on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR= Keith 2-Shot]


And Lynchburg touts its safety record and hopes to make it even safer with a new designation.
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[Commercial]
[Crime-Prevention]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC50:36]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Lynchburg residents may know they live in a pretty safe community, but now everyone else coming into the Hill City will be aware of it too.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Lynchburg recently became just the eighth Virginia locality to be certified as a crime prevention community by the Department of Criminal Justice Services.
Local and state officials unveiled a sign yesterday proclaiming that accomplishment to travelers on Route 29 Business entering the city.
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[SOT 1:13:31]
[IN Q=It really says]

((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: IT REALLY SAYS THAT OUR COMMUNITY IS COMMITTED AND CARES. IT'S NOT WAITING FOR GOVERNMENT OR WAITING FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO DO IT, BUT WE COME TOGETHER AND DO THOSE IMPORTANT THINGS THAT NEED TO BE DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Col. Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief]
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[OUT Q=need to be done.]
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[VO-NAT]


A locality must meet a number of criteria to qualify, including having programs like neighborhood watches, community policing and others.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the rain is having a varied effect or sporting events in the area. Some UVa football notes are in order,
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[VO-NAT]

and the spring fling for Vick and Randall heats up tomorrow at the annual Maroon and White game at Lane Stadium.
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[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-134 TC12236]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]


The Carolina League matchup between Salem and Lynchburg has been rained out for tonight at Salem Memorial Stadium.
The contest will be made up in June. The Avs did get in some indoor batting practice this afternoon, but dealing with Mother Nature in recent weeks has been a pain.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Trevor Mote/Avalanche Third Baseman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dave Clark/Hillcats Manager; :21]
[RUNS=:32]
[OUT Q=get going tomorrow."]
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[S-Track]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-147 1:11:43]
[GRAPHIC=Radford]


Radford University is hosting the Big South outdoor track and field championships for the first time in school history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]


The near completion of the 5.5 million dollar Patrick D. Cupp Stadium enables the Highlanders to accommodate the event. The facility has a 400 meter track, a sports medicine headquarters and four fully fortified locker rooms. The Big South track and field championships are just one of many events the complex will be used for.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Greig Denny/Radford Athletic Director; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=....take pride in"]
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[VO-NAT]


Unfortunately, the complex could not shield the athletes from a steady rain, but competition did not stop in the Javelin throw or discus toss on day two of the event. However the pole vault segments were postponed due to the slippery conditions.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Glenn Terry/Radford University Track Coach; :02]
[SUPER=01-Brant Tolsma/9 Straight Big South Track Titles at Liberty; :10]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=....pretty good marks"]
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[S-Ferrum]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=FERRUM]


The Ferrum Panthers are still alive in the Dixie Conference baseball tournament - even if they are soaking wet. Abe Naff's boys beat Methodist this afternoon 4-to-3 in an 11 inning marathon that was delayed several times by rain and took 5 hours and 22 minutes to play. The tournament is so far behind, Ferrum's next game likely will not start until after 11 tonight.

[S-Beamer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-149 4255tc]
[GRAPHIC=TECH]


Virginia Tech's spring football game is just a day away and it will provide the first real heated look at the quarterback battle between Marcus Vick and Bryan Randall.
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[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :07]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...go from there."]
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[S-Wilford]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-144 TC5829]
[GRAPHIC=BAM]


No matter who is under center in the fall - and a decision on the quarterback spot won't likely be made until then - big things will be expected of split end Ernest Wilford.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Wilford is coming off a breakout season in which he caught 51 passes for 925 yards and 7 touchdowns. The 5th year senior is the only proven receiver in game situations, and he's used spring practice to get back to the basics.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ernest Wilford/925 Receiving Yards in 2002; :05]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=and myself in the long run."]
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=TECH]

The spring game gets underway at Lane Stadium at 2.

[S-Groh]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-136 13404TC]
[GRAPHIC=UVA]


UVa also wraps up spring ball tomorrow with its annual Football Festival. Music, games and family activities begin at 11am at Scott Stadium. The Cavs will take the field and run through drills at 12:30.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=...CONDUCT PRACTICE."]
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[S-Peerman]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-143 1:05:45]
[GRAPHIC=UVA]


News 7 sports has learned that William Campbell all state running back Cedric Peerman has been offered a full scholarship by the University of Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg/Group A Division I State Championship; :00]


The five foot 10, 195 pound junior scored 50 touchdowns and rushed for two thousand 48 yards on 218 carries in leading William Campbell to the Group A Division I state football championship this past season. Peerman has a 3.7 grade point average and is a qualifier. Clemson, Wake Forest and West Virginia are also expected to offer Peerman a full ride. He has yet to decide.
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[Buzzcut]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC1:24:12]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


What started out as a joke left two administrators and a handful of students *buzzed* at Hidden Valley Middle School today.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke Co.]

Operation Buzz- Cut lived up to it's name as the assistant principals and some students lined up for their new looks.
The assembly was the conclusion of a school- wide effort to collect items for troops overseas. It all started when a student was dared to shave his head. His teacher ran with the idea and the project was born. The two assistant principals say their hair will grow back and they were happy to participate. (------------)