[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

Coming up on News 7 -- two people are killed in an early morning accident in Roanoke County.

Still no sign of a man whose boat overturned last week in the New River.
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[VO-NAT]


A tornado destroyed their church --but one congregation says there was a blessing in the storm.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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Tonight in sports, there's a new head Jayhawk, playoff Magic in the NBA post season, and
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[VO-NAT]


forget Easter eggs, the Avalanche goes hunting for hits today in Salem.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
[SS=None]


The sunshine made all the difference, but it was hard to find across many parts of the region. We'll start the work week with a chance of showers and maybe even a thunderstorm. The complete forecast details coming up.
[ANCHOR=Joy 3-Shot]

Stay with us, News 7 is next. [Video-Open]
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[SOT 07:46:11]
[IN Q=That tornado came]

((THAT TORNADO CAME AS A BLESSING SEE GOD CAN MAKE GOOD OUT OF ANY SITUATION. A LOT OF GOOD IS COMING OUT OF THIS.))
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[OUT Q=out of this]
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[VO-NAT]

Mother Nature destroys a church, but helps bring a community closer together.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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Good evening, I'm Joy Sutton, in for Teresa Hamilton.

[Church-Challenge]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC-1:26:06]
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It's been a year since a natural disaster brought two Lynchburg churches together. Now a challenge will separate their congregations, but not their spirits. Jennifer Wishon explains.
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[IN Q=Nats of Music/Clapping]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.; :00]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :14]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Larry Davies/Timberlake Methodist; :25]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Carlton Johnson/Lawyers Road Baptist; :58]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Jim Adams/Timberlake Methodist Member; 1:27]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Campbell County.]

((((NATS OF SINGING AND CLAPPING 13:04:12)) There was plenty to praise at Timberlake United Methodist Church Sunday Morning. ((NATS OF REV. JOHNSON TALKING)) When Lawyers Road Baptist Church was completely destroyed by a tornado one year ago the people at Timberlake Methodist invited the congregation to share their church. Now they're going to help them rebuild, but it wasn't exactly planned that way.
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[SOT 1:08:21]
[IN Q=The idea was basically]

((LARRY DAVIES/TIMBERLAKE METHODIST CHURCH: THE IDEA WAS BASICALLY TO PUT TEN DOLLARS IN AN ENVELOPE IN EVERY BULLETIN SO THAT EVERY FAMILY WOULD HAVE A TEN DOLLAR BILL HANDED TO THEM AND THEN WE CHALLENGED THEM WITH WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH THIS TEN DOLLARS FOR GOD?))
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[OUT Q=dollars for God]

Parishioner Jim Adams decided to take his ten dollars, put it with the insurance money and rebuild Lawyers Road Baptist Church. He found a carpenter and everything else fell into place. Donations have been made down to the stained glass. ((NATS OF REV. JOHNSON TALKING)) These days Reverend Johnson calls the tornado a blessing.
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[IN Q=Yeah, it was in God's]

((REV. CARLTON JOHNSON/LAWYERS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH: YEAH, IT WAS IN GOD'S PLAN FOR US COME HERE AND TO MEET THE PEOPLE AND WE HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP TOGETHER BAPTIST AND METHODIST AND BLACK AND WHITE YOU KNOW, GOOD RELATIONSHIP. THAT'S THE WAY IT SHOULD BE.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: THIS IS ALL THE TORNADO LEFT BEHIND OF THE OLD CHURCH BUT IN A FEW MONTHS IT WILL ONCE AGAIN STAND ON THIS HILL AND IT'S BEING CONSTRUCTED IN A RATHER UNIQUE WAY.))
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[SOT 10:21:11]
[IN Q=It will be like the old]

((JIM ADAMS/TIMBERLAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: IT WILL BE LIKE THE OLD FASHIONED BARN STORMING WHERE EVERYBODY GATHERS AROUND AND LAYS OUT THE WALLS AND AT THE RIGHT TIME WHEN THEY'RE ALL TOGETHER WE'LL LIFT EM AND SQUARE EM UP AND STRAIGHTEN EM UP AND THE WALLS OF THE CHURCH WILL BE UP.))
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[OUT Q=church will be up]

[20:17:13 PASTOR DAVIES ((WE ARE SO SO GRATEFUL))] Once the project is complete Adams says close to 800 people will have helped in some way. But his favorite part will be driving by and knowing he played a part in the construction.
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[SOT 11:00:25]
[IN Q=I look at what]

((JIM ADAMS/TIMBERLAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: I LOOK AT WHAT IT COULD MEAN A HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW WHEN I'M NO LONGER HERE BUT TO THINK WELL MAYBE THAT CHURCH DID SOMETHING TO MAKE ONE KID A NATIONAL SPEAKER OR THE NEXT GREAT LEADER IN THE COUNTRY. WHO KNOWS WHAT CAN HAPPEN.))
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[OUT Q=what can happen]

A lot has already happened thanks to a little money and a lot of cooperation. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Campbell County.))

[Fatal-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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An early morning accident in Roanoke County claimed the lives of two people and sent one to the hospital. Authorities say Daniel Holdren of Roanoke and Matthew Wood of Bedford, both 22, were killed when their vehicle struck a tree on East Ruritan Road around four o'clock this morning. 25- year- old Quent Strandburg of Iowa was transported to Roanoke Memorial and is in critical condition. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

[Giles-Search]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC-1:32:57]
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Another day of searching along the New River, but still no sign of a man whose boat capsized last weekend.
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Volunteers from Giles County and Monroe County, West Virginia spent the weekend looking for 40- year- old James Pearly Simonds. The Stuarts Draft man hasn't been seen since last Saturday. His capsized boat was found the next day. Since then volunteers have been searching the river banks. Rescue workers say rough waters have made searching the river difficult and cold water temperatures have hampered underwater searches. Today was the last day of organized searches.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=NONE]

Still ahead on the newscast, we will take a look back at the health news of the past week,
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[VO-NAT]

and what a difference a year makes. One year ago today we showed off our new studios here on Hershberger Road. We'll turn back the calandar in just a bit.
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[Anniversary]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-09 52:57]
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One year ago we were busy making the move to WDBJ's digital broadcast center.
Our first newscast from the new facility went on the air of last year without too many problems.
That was a great stride, considering we only had a few hours to move several tons of equipment from Colonial Avenue to our new building.
Former News 7 personality Patrick Evans helped us introduce viewers to the new --while reflecting on the old.
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[IN Q=This is our former newsroom]

((THIS IS OUR FORMER NEWSROOM. IT WAS VERY CRAMMED OF COURSE IT WAS DESIGNED AT TIME WHEN THERE WERE NO COMPUTERS))
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[OUT Q=there were no computers]
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[SUPER=04-April 2002;]

Additional space wasn't the only reason the move was needed. Our old building was not capable of broadcasting in digital formats. And with the move to the WDBJ broadcast center, we were able to start offering programming in high definition in May of 2002.
And we hope our new facility will continue to meet our technology needs for years to come.
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[Health-Review]


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[WRITER=jsu]
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[!!!NOT AN OBVIOUS OUT!!!] In health review,
Finding out how sanitary your favorite restaurant is --will soon be as easy as going on-line.
And help is available for those in our area living with a brain injury.
Plus getting a vaccine could one day be as easy as washing your hair.
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[IN Q=Starting May 1st]
[SUPER=01-Karen Saul/Environmental Health Supervisor; :11]
[SUPER=01-Barb Bancroft/Nurse Educator; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Fran Rooker/Brain Injury Services of SWVA; 1:36]
[SUPER=01-J. Turner/Brain Injury Survivor; 1:57]
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[OUT Q=of Southwest Virginia.]

((
[TAPE#=503-02 06:58]


Starting May 1st, you'll be able to access the results of restaurant inspections for any food establishment in the state, simply by going on-line.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=You can find food being out of temperature]

((YOU CAN FIND FOOD BEING OUT OF TEMPERATURE, PEOPLE NOT WASHING THEIR HANDS, A WHOLE LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS YOU CAN FIND JUST BY READING THESE INSPECTIONS)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=reading these inspections]


The report will include: the type of inspection whether it was routine or a follow-up visit for a previous violation, the number of violations, and a description of the violation along with the restaurant's inspection history.
Health officials say be on the look out for violations marked critical.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Critical are ones that could]

((CRITICAL ONES ARE ON THE COULD LEAD TO FOOD BORNE OUTBREAKS THOSE ARE THE ONE YOU REALLY NEED TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT, NON CRITICAL ONES ARE MORE ON THE CLEANLINESS OF ITEMS, MAINTENANCE OF ITEMS, LITTLE THINGS)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=little things]


The web page is not yet open to the public but when it is, we'll set up a link on our own home page. The Health Department says it will take time to get every restaurant into the database. [ ] In other health news,
The Nurses Organization of Veteran Affairs held a workshop on infectious disease.
They found out from the key note speaker that soon shots may not be the only way to administer vaccines.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Coming down the line we might be seeing]

((COMING DOWN THE LINE WE MIGHT BE SEEING VACCINES AS SHAMPOOS. SO PUTTING THE VACCINE INTO THE SHAMPOO, SCRUBBING THE KIDS HEAD. THE VACCINE IS TAKEN UP BY THE HAIR FOLLICLE, PRESENTED TO THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM MAKES THE APPROPRIATE RESPONSE)) [RUNS13]
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And finally in medical news, a local program is helping brain injury survivors like J. Turner find the services he needs.
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[IN Q=Our staff provides service coordinator]

((OUR STAFF PROVIDES SERVICE COORDINATORS FOR FAMILIES WHO AFTER THEY LEAVE THE HOSPITAL OR WHILE ARE STILL IN THE HOSPITAL ARE TRYING TO MAKE THE NEXT STEP TO RETURN TO WORK, RETURN TO SCHOOL, OR RETURN TO A MORE INDEPENDENT LIFE)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=to a more independent life]


It was one of those service coordinators who helped J. get into therapy at the V-A Medical Center.
J. Turner and his wife say having a place to turn has made all the difference.
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[IN Q=You should try it]

((YOU SHOULD TRY IT. IT MAKE YOU FEEL SO MUCH BETTER. IT KEEPS YOUR FROM FEELING ALONE)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=from feeling alone]


For other families who need assistance there will be brain injury conference at Radford University April 25 and 26.


For more information or to contact Brain Injury Services of Southwest, Virginia.))
[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=NONE]

Still ahead, the coaching carousel continues to spin in college basketball. We'll have more on that in sports.
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[VO-NAT]

but before that, we'll introduce you to a controversial man who makes a living defending the constitutional right of free speech.
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[VA-Profile]


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He may not agree with the ideas that he represents in court, but he has spent the last twenty years making sure people have the right to say whatever they feel.
Rod Smolla is a First Amendment scholar and the subject of this week's Virginia Profile.
Meghan Muldoon has more.
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[SUPER=03-Carroll Co./File Tape; :00]
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(( When an imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan was convicted of violating Virginia's cross-burning ban at a rally in Carroll County, it was Rod Smolla who defended him.
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[IN Q=AS A FREE SPEECH LAWYER]

((AS A FREE SPEECH LAWYER, I'M ALWAYS REPRESENTING PEOPLE THAT ARE SAYING THINGS THAT I DON'T LIKE OR I DON'T BELIEVE IN.)) [RUNS06]
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[IN Q=BUT MY NOTION IS]

((BUT MY NOTION IS IN A FREE SOCIETY YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY THINGS THAT OTHER PEOPLE DON'T LIKE.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=OTHER PEOPLE DON'T LIKE.]


The case went all the way to the U-S Supreme Court where the usually silent Justice Clarence Thomas spoke out against cross-burning...and, Smolla believes, affected the outcome of the case.
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[IN Q=HE WAS TREMBLING, HE SPOKE]

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[OUT Q=IS A TERRORIST GROUP.]


Smolla, a former law professor at William and Mary and the next dean of the law school at the University of Richmond, has been defending free speech for twenty years.
But in his most famous case, he actually took the other side.
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[IN Q=THE HIT MAN CASE INVOLVED]

((THE HIT MAN CASE INVOLVED THREE MURDERS COMMITTED IN THE SUBURBS OF WASHINGTON DC, IN MARYLAND, BY A PROFESSIONAL HITMAN WHO LEARNED HIS CRAFT HE LEARNED HOW TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL HITMAN FROM READING A BOOK.)) [RUNS:15]
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BUTT
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[IN Q=THAT TELLS YOU]

((THAT TELLS YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GO INTO BUSINESS OF BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL ASSASSIN.)) [RUNS:05]
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[IN Q=I WASN'T ON THE FREE SPEECH SIDE]

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[OUT Q=ASSISTING SOMEONE TO KILL.]


Smolla wrote a book about the controversial case and three years ago it was made into a movie, "Deliberate Intent" starring Timothy Hutton.
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[OUT Q=AND WON, NOBODY.]


But Smolla did win.
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[OUT Q=HEARD ALOT ABOUT YOU.]


The 50-year-old father of five has written 11 books in all, including one about the famous lawsuit between Reverend Jerry Falwell and publisher Larry Flynt.
He's thinking about writing a book about Virginia's recent cross burning case.
But says the book and movie deals are not why he became a free speech lawyer.
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[IN Q=FOR ME THE BEST PART IS]

((FOR ME THE BEST PART IS WHEN YOU'RE ARGUING AN APPEAL AND YOU'VE GOT VERY, VERY BRIGHT JUDGES OR JUSTICES AND A VERY GOOD OPPONENT AND YOU'RE REALLY GOING TO BATTLE OVER SOME MATTER OF PRINCIPLE THAT YOU DEEPLY CARE ABOUT.)) [RUNS:15]
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butt
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[IN Q=YOU JUST BATTLE IT OUT]

((YOU JUST BATTLE IT OUT IN THAT ARENA. I JUST LOVE THAT.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=I JUST LOVE THAT.]



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[IN Q=THE FIRST AMENDMENT]

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[OUT Q=TAKES GUTS TO DEFEND IT.]


Enough said.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond.))



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Coming up, the Avs try to salvage something from this weekend's series with the Hillcats, ACC championship lacrosse highlights and
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[VO-NAT]


Bill Self trades in the Fighting Illini for Rock, Chaulk, Jayhawk.
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[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-137 TC11608]
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The Lynchburg Hillcats won their fourth straight game and their third in a row over the Avalanche this afternoon at Salem Memorial Stadium padding their first place lead in the Carolina League's Northern Division.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Hillcats vs. Avalanche; :00]


The youngsters were breaking it down on this Easter Sunday at the ballpark.
The Hillcats were grooving too with 6 runs in the first three innings.
Lynchburg starter Jason Sharber didn't allow a Salem hit thru five and a third innings. Here he gets Joe Lydic to go down a swingin'.
[SUPER=37-Lynchburg/6/Salem/1/;]


The Avalanche's Josh Canales eventually broke up the no-no bid with this base knock, but there wasn't enough of that this afternoon, as the Hillcats finish off the sweep 6 to 1.
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[WRITER=twe]
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Avs third baseman Trevor Mote hit safely in his 13th straight game this afternoon, after going oh for four on opening night. The switch hitter is among the Carolina League leaders in batting average and runs batted in.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Trevor Mote/Avalanche Third Baseman; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Masserelli/Avalanche Manager; :16]
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[OUT Q=doing so well."]
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Salem begins a 6 game road trip on Monday at Kinston.

[S-Self]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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[GRAPHIC=NCAA]


To the hardwood, where the University of Kansas has found the successor to Roy Williams. Illinois Coach Bill Self, a former Jayhawks assistant will take over the reins in Lawrence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]


Self informed the Illini players of his decision late last night and is expected to be introduced at a press conference in Kansas on Monday. The 40 year old Self has been in Champaign for three seasons, where the Illini made three NCAA tournament trips and this season won the Big Ten Tournament. He was also the head man at Tulsa where he took the Golden Hurricane to the Elite Eight in 2000.
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[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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On the NBA hardwood, Orlando's Tracy McGrady made Detroit's top ranked league defense look bad in game one of the Eastern Conference playoff series between the two teams.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/ESPN; :00]


Six different Pistons tried without success to guard McGrady. The MVP candidate first puts in the pretty reverse lay-in along the baseline.
[SUPER=32-Orlando/99/Detroit/94/;]

Then check out the unbelievable jam. McGrady scored a team playoff record 43 points leading the Magic to the 99 to 94 win over the Pistons.
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[anchor=travis]
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In the other afternoon game, the Lakers opened their title defense with a 117 to 98 win over Kevin Garnett and t

he Timberwolves.[S-Lax]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-134 TC12358]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


We finish up with ACC lacrosse. Duke and Virginia battled this afternoon in Charlottesville for the conference tournament championship. The Blue Devils had won the last two titles, while the Cavs went back to back in 1999 and 2000.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Comcast Sports Net; :00]


UVA coach Dom Starsia will turn 51 on Monday and he'll have plenty to celebrate.
Billy Glading gave the Hoos a 3-1 lead in the first period with this tally that finds the back of the net. Glading scored 5 goals on the day.
Duke took a brief 4-3 lead, but UVA went back on top as John Christmas works from behind the net. Virginia led 5-4 at the half and turned it on from there.
[SUPER=34-Duke/6/Virginia/12/;]

(------------) Glading works hard for another goal late. Virginia wins the ACC Lacrosse championship 12 to 6 over Duke.