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Coming up on News 7-
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Seven former POW'S arrive on U-S soil just in time for Easter.
In the near future, some commercial airline pilots could be armed when they take the skies.
And a new skatepark opens in Vinton --thanks to the efforts of some local teenagers.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]


And Brent says expect warmer weather for Easter Sunday.
News 7 is next.

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A homecoming celebration for the seven former POW's who spent weeks in captivity.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Joy Sutton, in for Teresa Hamilton.

[POW-Return]


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[SUPER=219-Joy Sutton/jsutton*wdbj7.com]


A week after they were rescued by American troops, the seven former POW's have returned home to a warm welcome.
As Jennifer Donelan reports thousands turned out to greet them.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Fort Bliss, TX; :00]
[SUPER=201-Joseph Hudson/Former POW; :15]
[SUPER=201-Jennifer Donelan/CBS News; :34]
[SUPER=201-Kristy Kisco; :45]
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(( WHEN THE PLANE CARRYING 7 FORMER POWS LANDED AT FORT BLISS, TEXAS...TIME STOOD STILL. FINALLY, FORMER PRISONERS OF WAR, NOW HEROES, ARE OUT OF HARM'S WAY.
(SOT: JOSEPH HUDSON/FORMER POW )

AS ARMY COOK SHOSHANNA JOHNSON HEALS FROM GUNSHOT WOUNDS TO BOTH ANKLES SHE WILL BE ABLE TO WRAP HER ARMS AROUND HER 2 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WHENEVER SHE WANTS TO...SGT. JAMES RILEY CAN NOW DO THE SAME WITH HIS MOTHER WHO TRAVELED HERE FROM NEW JERSEY. (BRIDGE: JENNIFER DONELAN/REPORTING) THE 5 MEMBERS OF THE 507TH MAINTENANCE UNIT ARRIVED, TO A SEA OF AMERICAN FLAGS... AND AN ENORMOUS, ADORING CROWD.
(SOT: KRISTY KISCO/FT. BLISS, TX i'm thankful for them and for their families, and got bless america)

THE PLANE WILL NOW HEAD TO FORT HOOD TEXAS WHERE APACHE HELICOPTER PILOTS DAVID WILLIAMS AND RONALD YOUNG WILL BE GREETED BY THE ONES WHO'VE MISSED THEM MOST. THE OUTPOURING OF LOVE...THE CRIES OF JOY...THIS WELCOME HOME WAS A DREAM COME TRUE. JENNIFER DONELAN CBS NEWS FORT BLISS))

[Iraq-Latest]


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Another top official from Saddam Hussein's regime is now in U-S custody, and Iraqi citizens are enjoying freedoms they haven't experienced in decades. Teri Okita is in Kuwait with the latest on a post-war Iraq.
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[SUPER=201-Teri Okita/CBS News;1:23]
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(( Package:
(nat up of pilgrimage)

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES, SHIITE MUSLIMS IN IRAQ PRACTICED THEIR RELIGION OPENLYJOINING A PILGRAMAGE TO THE HOLY CITIES OF NAJAF AND KARBALA. IRAQIS SAY, IF THEY HAD DONE THIS UNDER SADDAM HUSSEINS RULE, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED.

(nat back up of pilgramage)

ITS JUST ONE SIGN OF IRAQIS ENJOYING THEIR NEW FOUND FREEDOMSBROUGHT TO THEM BY COALITION FORCES WHO MAY BE FEELING UNAPPRECIATED.

(nat up of protests)

THESE IRAQIS HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF U-S TROOPS. THAT WAS THEIR MESSAGE AS THEY PROTESTED ON THE STREETS OF BAGHDAD TODAY.

(nat up of Iraqi boy)

THIS YOUNG BOY PUT IT BESTCURSING SADDAM FOR LETTING CHILDREN STARVEAND IN THE SAME BREATH, WANTING U-S TROOPS TO LEAVE NOW.

(nat of tanks moving around)

BUT TROOPS MAY STICK AROUND UNTIL THEY CAN FIND WHAT THEY NEED TO VALIDATE THE WAR. THEY NOW HAVE IN CUSTODY SADDAM HUSSEINS FINANCE MINISTER. THATS 5 REGIME MEMBERS DOWN50 MORE TO GO. JUST WEST OF BAGHDADAUSTRAILIAN SPECIAL FORCES UNCOVERED A TROVE OF WEAPONS, PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ATTACKS AND 51 IRAQI AIR FORCE JETS.

(SOT: Unidentified Australian Officer)

The fact that none of these aircraft got off was very significant. They could have posed quite a threat.
AND U-S ARMY SERGEANTS STUMBLED ACROSS OVER $800 MILLION DOLLARS CASH NEAR A BAGHDAD PALACEPACKED IN SEALED BOXES MARKED JORDAN NATIONAL BANK. BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT FIND REMAINS ELUSIVE. TO DATENO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.

(SOT: Teri Okita/CBS News/Kuwait)))




[Pilots-Guns]


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Some commercial airline pilots could soon be carrying guns.
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44 pilots graduated today from a federal law enforcement training course. They are now sworn in as federal flight deck officers which means they can legally carry a gun on a flight.
To pass the course the pilots had to go through a week of classes, tests, drills and target practice.
The pilots don't always have to carry a gun, but when they do they have to inform both the airlines and the flight crew.
Passengers however will not be informed if the pilot is armed. Additional pilots are expected to complete their training in the coming weeks.
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[SARS]


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According to published reports, a Virginia woman may have been the first person to contract SARS in the United States.
The 71 year old Loudon County woman apparently came in contact with the virus while on trip to China.
She has fully recovered.
But five other people in Virginia are believed to be infected with the virus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hong Kong/File Tape]


At least 180 people have died from SARS and more than 3-thousand people have been infected world wide.
Since most of the cases have been in Asia, Asian nations are looking for ways to stop the spread of this respiratory illness.
So for there is no known cure for the disease.
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[Giles-Search]


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The search continues for a Stuarts Draft man who has been missing for more than a week after his boat overturned in the New River. Searchers have had to contend with high water, and rugged terrain, making their duties even more difficult. Jennifer Wishon has more.
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((((NATS WALKING SHOT)) They searched the river banks by foot. ((NATS 20:57:22 ((READY)) PUSHING BOAT INTO WATER)) Water ((NATS OF 4- WHEELERS)) and with four wheelers. About 20 emergency service volunteers from Giles County searched a six mile area of the New River Saturday.
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[SOT 20:35:12]
[IN Q=We're covering from]

((SCOTT DAVIS/GILES COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD: WE'RE COVERING FROM HERE TO SHUMATE FALLS WHICH IS THE END OF VIRGINIA AND WEST VIRGINIA IS COVERING FROM THERE ON.))
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[OUT Q=from there on]

It's all in an effort to find 40- year- old James Pearly Simonds whose boat capsized a week ago near Glen Lyn. Volunteers say their search has been hampered by the rough conditions on the river.
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[SOT 20:38:19]
[IN Q=I've seen trees]

((SCOTT DAVIS: I'VE SEEN TREES FLOAT DOWN HERE BIG AS TRUCKS. IT'S UP, IT'S HIGH, IT'S ROUGH. THERE'S STUFF FLOATING IN IT.))
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[OUT Q=floating in it]

When Simonds put his boat in the river officials say water levels were higher than normal and they haven't receeded a week later. For example, these trees aren't usually underwater.
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[SOT 21:01:39]
[IN Q=Searchers are paying]

((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: SEARCHERS ARE PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION TO AREAS THEY CALL CATCHING POINTS. THIS COULD BE A BEND IN THE RIVER, A TREE JUTTING OUT OR RAPIDS IN THE WATER. SEARCHERS SAY AN OBJECT MOVING DOWN THE RIVER COULD EASILY GET CAUGHT IN ONE OF THOSE AREAS.))
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((NATS OF WATER)) In fact, Simonds boat was found the day after he capsized in this river bend. ((NATS OF 4-WHEELER)) 18- year- old Amanda Shrader has searched for Simonds every day since he disappeared. She says conditions may be difficult, but she has plenty of motivation.
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[SOT 20:52:06]
[IN Q=Just knowing that]

((AMANDA SHRADER/GILES COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD: JUST KNOWING THAT THESE PEOPLE'S FAMILIES ARE OUT HERE WAITING. I KNOW IF IT WAS ONE OF MY LOVED ONES I'D WANT SOMEONE OUT HERE LOOKING.))
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Searchers say their work is all in an effort to bring some closure to the victim's family. Jennifer Wishon, News 7 Giles County.))
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, the Virginia Tech football team raised money to help one of their fellow athletes today. We'll have that story plus highlights of the spring game coming up.
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[VO-NAT]

and you could say this guy got a HARE wet during this Easter egg hunt. We'll explain why there were chicken eggs instead of caviar at the bottom of the sea.
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[Brush-Fires]


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Foresters are reminding people of the LAW, and to be CAREFUL when burning things outside, after a string of brush fires burned several hundred acres in the region.
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./Thursday;]

Three separate fires quickly went out of control in Rockbridge County, Pulaski County, and Roanoke County earlier this week. One of the fires started with a prescribed burn that quickly went out of control, while the others appear to have ignited by natural causes. Foresters across the region say the fires show that even with some rain, small fires can quickly get out of control.
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[IN Q=Right now we are...]

((KAREN STANLEY/ROCKBRIDGE CO. AREA FORESTER; RIGHT NOW WE ARE STILL IN OUR SPRING FIRE SEASON. THE FIRE LAW IS STILL IN EFFECT, SO BETWEEN THE DATES OF FEBRUARY 15TH AND APRIL 30TH YOU CANNOT HAVE AN OPEN AIR FIRE BEFORE 4 PM, UNLESS YOU ARE OUTSIDE OF 300 FEET OF ANYTHING THAT IS FLAMMABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Karen Stanley/Rockbridge Co. Area Forester; ]
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Stanley says it is a good idea to let your local forestry office know if you plan to have a legal open air fire.


[Rayna-Dubose]


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Virginia Tech's football team showed their support for another one of the schools athletes... this one a women's basketball player.
Rayna Dubose contracted a rare form of meningitis and as a result had part of her arms and legs amputated.
Mike Stevens tells us how Beamer's boys and the Tech fans came together at the spring game to show their support.
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[SUPER=01-George Baylor/Va. Tech Fan from Staunton; :27]
[SUPER=01-Michelle Johnson/Va. Tech Fan from Charlottesville; :41]
[SUPER=01-Rayna DuBose/Will Return To VT Classes In May; :52]
[SUPER=01-Erin Gibson/Rayna's Teammate and Friend; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Sharon McCloskey/VT Associate Athletic Director; 1:16]
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We will have highlights and postgame comments from the spring game later in sports.
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Still ahead on the newscast, the town of Vinton unveils a new skate park and shows that kids can learn about civics while having fun,
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and it may not be practical right now, but a new aircraft could take tourists to outer space.
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[Earth-Day]


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People around the Roanoke Valley celebrated Earth Day today.
It's a time set aside every year to remind people about the importance of taking care of the environment.
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The festivities in downtown Roanoke include music and several exhibits related to the environment. There is even an electric power car on hand.
Valley Metro is also taking part offering free bus fare today for all its customers.
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[SOT 42:19]
[IN Q=We hope that people will remember]

((WE HOPE THAT PEOPLE WILL REMEMBER THAT EARTH DAY IS EVERYDAY NOT JUST ONCE A YEAR. AND WE'D LIKE PEOPLE TO RECYCLE AND PICK UP TRASH AND TAKE CARE OF THE PLANET AND PARTICULARLY OUR ROANOKE VALLEY WHICH IS SO BEAUTIFUL))
[SUPER=01-Bill Modica/Earth Day Committee Chairman]
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[OUT Q=which is so beatiful]
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This is the first time the festivities have been held in downtown Roanoke.
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[Skate-Park]


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Some Vinton skateboarders are enjoying a new skatepark after raising several THOUSAND dollars and getting help from the town council.
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[SUPER=03-Vinton;]

The town held a ribbon cutting ceremony today for the new Gearhart Skate Park. When skateboarding was outlawed in town some teens decided to do something about it. They attended town council and asked the town to help build a skate park. Council got a 10- thousand dollar grant from Roanoke County and told the kids they would build a park if they could match the money.
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[SOT 46:39:28]
[IN Q=It's a wonderful addition]

((BRAD GROSE/VINTON TOWN COUNCIL: IT'S A WONDERFUL ADDITION TO THE COMMUNITY AND IT'S GREAT FOR THE YOUTH BUT IT'S ALSO QUITE A LESSON. IT'S BEEN CALLED CIVICS 101 HERE IN VINTON.))
[SUPER=01-Brad Grose/Vinton Town Council;]
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[OUT Q=here in Vinton]
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[VO-NAT]

The skaters raised the money in less than three months, and some teens say the park provides them with a positive diversion.
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[SOT 50:24:28]
[IN Q=If we didn't have the]

((BRANDON CARLOSCO/SKATEBOARDER: IF WE DIDN'T HAVE THE SKATE PARK WE WOULDN'T BE ALLOWED TO SKATE AT ALL BECAUSE WE'RE NOT ALLOWED TO SKATE IN DOWNTOWN ANYMORE.))
[SUPER=01-Brandon Carlosco/Skateboarder;]
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[OUT Q=downtown anymore]
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[VO-NAT]

Money for the project was raised through bake sales and corporate donations.
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[Kite-Fest]


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Despite the cold weather... people were outside and all eyes were in the sky in Roanoke County earlier today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; ]

The 5th Annual Kite Festival continued at Green Hill Park. The event featured a display from the Richmond Air Force Kite Club, and was sponsored by Salem-Roanoke Chamber of Commerce. Some people brought out home-made kites while others took advantage of free kites that were available. Event organizers hope to expand the festival to two days next year.
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[Spaceship-One]


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One of aviation's pioneers has unveiled a new craft... this one designed to take tourists into outer space.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03- Mojave, CA]


Burt Rutan (ROO-tahn) showed off a rocket powered spacecraft earlier today.
It's called Spaceship One and Rutan thinks his creation will be the mode of transportation for private citizens to experience space travel.
That concept has Dennis Tito... the first space tourist, excited about mass space travel.
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[IN Q=I'M EXCITED ABOUT IT]

((DENNIS TITO/1ST SPACE TOURIST-I'M EXCITED ABOUT IT, TO SEE OTHERS GO INTO SPACE, I HAD 8 DAYS IN SPACE AND I'M HAPPY WITH THAT, BUT AS FAR AS GETTING PEOPLE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE FEASIBILITY OF PRIVATE SPACE FLIGHT I THINK THIS IS A VERY BIG STEP))
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[OUT Q=THIS IS A VERY BIG STEP]
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[VO-NAT]

Spaceship One will be attached to the belly of this airplane dubbed "White Knight." The plan is for White Knight to climb to 37-thousand feet, that's when Spaceship One would deploy, with its rocket engines propelling the craft into space.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up in sports, we'll hit the spring gridiron at both Tech and Uva, the Hillcats win their second straight over Salem, plus NBA playoff highlights from Jersey and Indy, but first in tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Season; :00]


The Lexington hockey franchise is most likely history. The team has had financial difficulty and a contract dispute with the ECHL. In a letter to the league, the teams owners say the only way the team will survive is if there is a change in ownership or a change in league.
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[S-Avs]


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We start on the diamond tonight where Salem third baseman Trevor Mote has been named the Carolina League Player of the Week. Mote had 4 doubles and 7 RBI's this past week. Tonight he and his Avalanche teammates battled Lynchburg at Salem Memorial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Hillcats vs. Avalanche; :00]


Things got off to a rocky start for Salem. Starting pitcher Anthony Pluta would leave the game after straining his arm on this pitch. The extent of his injury is unknown at this point.
A little later, Lynchburg's Nate Mclouth hits the grounder to first, but check out the defense from Joe Lydic who makes the stab and dives for the out at first.
In the top of the 5th, Vic Butler gets the Hillcats on the board with the base knock back up the middle scoring Brandon Chavez from second and it was 1-nothing Lynchburg.
[SUPER=37-Lynchburg/4/Salem/0/;]

In the bottom of the inning, the Avs were threatening with two out and runners at second and third, but Todd Self goes down swinging and Lynchburg won it 4 to 0.
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[S-Spring]


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To the gridiron, where a crowd estimated between 30 and 40 thousand people showed up at Lane Stadium for the Hokies annual Maroon-White spring game. Mike Stevens has the highlights and the latest on the quarterback battle from Blacksburg.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :17]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Reamon/Marcus Vick's High School Coach; :31]
[SUPER=01-Marcus Vick/10 of 15 Passes for 92 Yards; :46]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/12 of 21 Passes for 149 Yards; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Aaron Rouse/Virginia Tech Linebacker; 1:45]
[SUPER=@mike1; 2:09]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-UVA]


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The Virginia Cavaliers also closed out spring workouts today. They didn't play an actual spring game due to the lack of a healthy center. One position where the Cavs are plenty healthy is at linebacker with Darryl Blackstock and freshman Ahmad Brooks who has excelled at both the inside and outside slots.
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[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVA Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=and his range."]
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[S-Golf]


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[GRAPHIC=Scott Robertson Golf]


The Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament is still about a month away, but this afternoon more than 60 golfers teed it up at the Roanoke Country Club with hopes of making the field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The event will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. Seven golfers made the prestigious tournament today despite less than ideal conditions. But the recent wet weather didn't put a damper on the competition level.
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[SUPER=01-Debbie Ferguson/Tournament Administrator; :00]
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[OUT Q=conditions they've had."]
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[VO-NAT]


The tournament has evolved from humble beginnings into a top flight juniors event.
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The top two golfers today were Daniel Kefale of Woodbridge who shot a 68, and Josh Nelson of Richmond who carded a 70.


[S-PGA]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hilton Head, SC/MCI Heritage Classic; :00]


The guys who get paid to play are in Hilton Head for the MCI Heritage Classic and 2000 champ Stewart Cink sits atop the leaderboard after three rounds. Cink fired a 69 today to get to 12-under par. He leads Jeff Sluman by a shot. Sluman's also playing well, taking dead aim at the flag. He notched the day's best round of 64.
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[S-Nets]


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We finish up on the NBA hardwood where the postseason got underway today and the New Jersey Nets began their quest to make it back to the finals against Milwaukee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/ESPN; :00]


Jason Kidd took Gary Payton to school to the tune of 14 points, 14 assists and 6 rebounds for New Jersey.
[SUPER=32-Milwaukee/96/New Jersey/109/;]

Kenyon Martin threw in 21 points as the Nets took the opener over the Bucks 109-96.
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[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/ESPN; :]


And in Indianapolis, the Celtics Paul Pierce scored seven points in the final 30 seconds against the Pacers. Pierce finished with 40 as Boston rallied from 13 down to beat Indiana 103 to 100 in Game One.
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/TNT; :]


Finally, the shot of the day belonged to the Suns Stephon Marbury who launched this three off the window and in to shock the Spurs 96 to 95 in overtime.
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[Underwater-Hunt]


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Finally tonight, scuba masks replaced the traditional Easter bonnets and Easter suits in the Florida Keys today.


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Easter weekend kicked off when the easter bunny hid his eggs underwater during this easter celebration.
The hunt attracted about 40 people including one dressed up as the easter bunny.
The dive was presented by a scuba club and incorporated an educational component by the Reef Environmental Ed(------------) ucation Foundation.