[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Bev Fitzpatrick wins back his city council seat without even campaigning.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And the Grandin's star-studded fund-raising campaign is about to sparkle on the sidewalk.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
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In sports, Kansas Looks to Self for direction in men's basketball, the Red Sox, Yankees, Jays and Twins were in action today, a look at both Tech and UVa football
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[VO-NAT]


and about 20 thousand people who like a challenge took on one today in the Boston Marathon.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=None]


Sunshine returns to the area but the big question is will it last. I'll let you know in your hometown forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Ten years after he left Roanoke City Council, Bev Fitzpatrick will return.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Today councilmembers picked him to succeed outgoing member Bill Carder.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[City-Council]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#03-09 TC53:47]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The announcement late this afternoon upstaged the introduction of the city budget.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and JoeD/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell is downtown tonight with more on this late-breaking development.
[Live=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:found a unanimous choice in Bev Fitzpatrick. )
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Mr. Fitzpatrick]
[SUPER=@harris; :00]
[SUPER=@burcham; :39]
[RUNS=:57]
[OUT Q=tough choices that we've made.]
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[Live=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
( ad lib)
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and JoeD/Microwave]



[81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC1:33:52]
[GRAPHIC=81-Accident]


Three people were hurt following a multi-car accident today on Interstate-81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

The wreck happened around 12-30 near mile marker 92 in Pulaski County. Police say the driver of a pickup was headed northbound when she ran into the back of a car.
The crash then caused a chain reaction, involving three other vehicles. Police say the accident is an example of why drivers need to be careful when nearing a construction zone.
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[SOT 4247]
[IN Q=PEOPLE JUST NEED]

((REPORTER: 4247 PEOPLE JUST NEED TO REALLY PAY ATTENTION. SGT. ERIC ELLISON: YES AND PAY ATTENTION TO THE SIGNS INCLUDING CONSTRUCTION AHEAD AND BE AWARE 4255))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Eric Ellison/State Police; :03]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=BE AWARE]
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[VO-NAT]

Three of the people involved in the accident were taken to Pulaski Community Hospital. All were treated for minor injuries.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[C'burg-Paving]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC37:04]
[GRAPHIC=]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Wednesday;]

Meanwhile drivers in the New River Valley may want to avoid one particular area tomorrow. Weather permitting, V-Dot says it will finish up paving at the intersection of Cambria and Franklin streets in Christiansburg. Officials say the work will begin at seven tomorrow morning and take about 12-hours. During that time no left turns will be permitted from Route 460 onto Cambria. Officials says drivers should find alternate routes or expect some delays.
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[Horsley]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-12 TC25:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Lynchburg jury is hearing evidence in the trial of one of four men accused of beating another man to death last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/June 2002]


28-year-old Ronald L. Brooks Junior died after a group of people attacked him in the 100 block of Jackson Street June 11th.
Brooks had reportedly gone to the area to buy crack cocaine.
24-year-old Shamaine Lamont Horsley is the first to be tried for the crime. Several witnesses testified today they saw Horsley hit Brooks in the head with a large stick.
The medical examiner says Brooks died from multiple blows to his head.
Horsley's defense will begin presenting its case tomorrow morning.
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[Aliens]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-05 TC1:42:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A group of hispanic Virginians is protesting a bill that denies in-state tuition to illegal aliens.
And they are asking Governor Warner to veto it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The measure is back on the governor's desk after the General Assembly earlier this month rejected Warner's amendments to it.
Opponents say the bill unfairly denies educational opportunities to thousands of Virginia's students who might otherwise make valuable contributions to the state's economy.
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[SOT 05:05:04]
[IN Q=WITH OUT-OF-STATE TUITION]

((SINDY BENAVIDES/VA. COALITION OF LATINO ORGANIZATIONS: WITH OUT-OF-STATE TUITION THIS WOULD PLACE SUCH A BIG BURDEN ON THESE STUDENTS THAT THEY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO AFFORD THOSE RATES.)) ((WALTER TEJEDA/VA. COALITION OF LATINO ORGANIZATIONS: THIS IS ABOUT INVESTING IN OUR YOUNG PEOPLE TODAY TO GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY INDEED, TO BE PART OF THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Sindy Benavides/VA Coalition of Latino Organizations; :00]
[SUPER=01-Walter Tejeda/VA Coalition of Latino Organizations; :08]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=PART OF THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY.]
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[VO-NAT]


A spokesman for Attorney General Jerry Kilgore, who supports the ban, says illegal aliens should not receive in-state tuition because they do not pay state income taxes.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Turning Southside into Virignia's Research Triangle.
Find out what's being done when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And there have been plenty of stars on the screen of one historic theater.
There will soon be plenty more outside. We'll explain
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[Grandin]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC1:11:45]
[ANCHOR=Keiht 2-Shot]

The next big attraction coming to the Grandin Theatre won't be on the big screen.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The restored movie house is getting ready to unveil its own production: The walk of fame. [***GRANDIN IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /NEwsroom Pod;]


Business Reporter Rachel Cannon joins us with a progress report on the project, Rachel? Keith and Shannon, People may remember that stars are being sold as a fundraiser for the Grandin.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Newsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

They will be placed in front of the theater, similar to what you see in Hollywood. Hundreds have been bought and now it's just a matter of finishing touches before they are set in stone.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Chittum/Grandin Theatre Exec. Director; :]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Bertholf/Architectural Concrete Products; :]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=I JUST LOVE THAT ONE.]

((NATS 21:16:57 "LOOKING THROUGH BOXES." Kathy Chittum has the job of proofreading each and every stainless steel star.
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[SOT 21:08:27] (cover)
[IN Q=WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE]

((KATHY CHITTUM/GRANDIN THEATRE EXEC. DIR.; WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE'S NAME IS SPELLED CORRECTLY THAT EVERYBODY GETS WHAT THEY WANT ENGRAVED ON THAT STAR.))
[OUT Q=THAT STAR]

((Butt Butt))
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[SOT 21:08:37]
[IN Q=THIS IS]

((THIS IS GOING TO BE PERMANENT, IT WILL BE THERE FOREVER.))
[OUT Q=FORVEVER]

Permanence at the Roanoke landmark is one the best selling points. Buyers also get a free movie each month at the Grandin for life. Already, 630-stars have been sold, with the sidewalk's plan only allowing for about 150-more.
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[SOT 21:08:50]
[IN Q=I THINK]

((I THINK EVERYONE IN TOWN WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THIS SIDEWALK, IT'S GOING TO BE SOMETHING.))
[OUT Q=SOMETHING]
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[SOT 21:29:32]
[IN Q=in front]

((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7.COM; IN FRONT OF THE GRANDIN THEATER IS THE RED PAVEMENT WHERE THE STARS WILL ACTUALLY BE PLACED. ORGANIZERS DESCRIBE THE DESIGN AS A PUZZLE SO THE EXACT MEASURE AND PLACEMENT OF THE STARS IS ESSENTIAL.))
[OUT Q=ESSENTIAL.]
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[SOT 21:33:32]
[IN Q=Hollywood]

((KEVIN BERTHOLF/ARCHITECTURAL CONCRETE PRODUCTS; HOLLYWOOD HAS ITS STARS IN GRAUMAN'S PLAZA AND ROANOKE WILL HAVE ITS STARS IN THE GRANDIN PLAZA YOU KNOW IT'S A NICE PROJECT TO BE INVOLVED WITH.))
[OUT Q=INVOLVED WITH.]

Architectural Concrete Products is one of many local businesses working on the walk of fame. The company sets the stars in concrete, six to each pentagon.
It's the last step before they go in the ground and are unveiled for the public to see just who's getting a star.
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[SOT 21:19:17]
[IN Q=I THINK]

((I THINK MY FAVORITE ONE IS THE ONE THAT SAYS SCRUFFY IT'S FOR THIS WOMAN WHO BOUGHT IT IN HONOR OF HER DOG, LAUGHING"))
[OUT Q=HER DOG, LAUGHING]))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Newsroom Pod]

The first group of stars for the walk of fame are expected to be placed in the sidewalk within a month. The first ones to go in are those that have been paid for in full.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Newsroom Pod;]

Keith and Shannon, the stars sell for one-thousand dollars each but to make it affordable for more people, the Theatre set up a payment plan.

[Goode-Grants]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-10 TC48:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Close to a million dollars in federal grants is on its way to Southside to help transform that area into Virginia's own Research Triangle.
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[VO-NAT]


930-thousand dollars was included in Congress' recent budget bill to fund research and programs at the Institute of Advanced Learning and Research.
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Officials hope the Institute will help attract talented researchers and scientists to the area.
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[SOT 11:14:48//11:20:22]
[IN Q=Research and technology]

((TIMOTHY FRANKLIN/INSTITUTE DIRECTOR: RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY THAT WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT TODAY ARE CRITICAL MAGNETS FOR BRINGING THOSE KINDS OF PEOPLE TO THIS REGION. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAS BEEN NOTABLE IN THE ECONOMY OF THE 21ST CENTURY HAS BEEN THE HIGH-PAYING JOBS FOLLOW THE TALENTED PEOPLE.)) ((CHARLES STEGER/VA TECH PRESIDENT: THESE NEW TECHNOLOGIES WILL IN TURN CREATE A FOUNDATION FOR NEW BUSINESSES, FOR NEW JOBS AND FOR NEW PROSPERITY.))
[SUPER=01-Timothy Franklin/IALR Executive Director; :00]
[SUPER=01-Charles Steger/Virginia Tech President; :20]
[RUNS=28]
[OUT Q=for new prosperity.]
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[VO-NAT]


Included in the grants is 250-thousand dollars for scientists to develop new high value crops to replace tobacco farming in Southside.
Another 500-thousand will help equip technology classrooms for training K- through-12 teachers.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Investors shrugged off some encouraging earnings reports today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/8.75/8328.90/y/1.13/1424.37;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW lost nine points.
NASDAQ fell about a point.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=274-i/0.52/7.23/i/0.23/55.94/i/0.46/33.17/i/0.25/36.75/i/0.43/54.98;]
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[Borman]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC1:28:51]
[GRAPHIC=Columbia]


A former astronaut says, despite the Shuttle Columbia accident, the space program must go on.
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[VO-NAT at :24]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Colonel Frank Borman is speaking at Hollins University tonight as part of the school's science seminar. The commander of NASA's Gemini 7 and Apollo 8 missions was also a member of the panel that investigated the 1967 Apollo fire that killed three astronauts.
[SUPER=04-February 1;]

Borman says, even with the occasional disaster, NASA's track record is excellent and that the agency's work is worth the cost, both human and financial.
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[SOT 46:38-46:57]
[IN Q=I think human beings need to have...]

((COL. FRANK BORMAN/APOLLO ASTRONAUT: I THINK HUMAN BEINGS NEED TO HAVE A FOCUS BEYOND THEIRSELVES. THEY NEED TO BE SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING. SOME PEOPLE FIND IT HERE ON EARTH WITH RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES. SOME PEOPLE FIND IT IN EXPLORATION. I THAT THAT EXPLORATION IS ONE OF THE ESSENCE OF HUMAN SPIRIT.))
[SUPER=01-Col. Frank Borman/Gemini and Apollo Astronaut;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=essence of human spirit.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Colonel, who presided over the now defunct Eastern Airlines in the 1970s, now spends his time restoring aircraft.



[Warner]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC1:34:31]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


You may not know it, but Governor Mark Warner loves basketball... so much so, he'll take the to the court for a celebrity basketball game at Hidden Valley High School.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


On May 12th Governor Warner will join basketball stars like Doug Day, Damon Williams, Walt Derey and many others in the pick up game.
The coaches will be The Dazzle's Kent Davison, Roanoke's Page Moir and Cave Spring's Billy Hicks.
Game organizers are trying to acquire the services of Tech coach Seth Greenberg as well.
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[anchor=Keith ON 3-SHOT]


Admission will be free and a tip off time will be set in the next week

[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Around 20 thousand brave souls hit the streets for the Boston Marathon, words from UVa on spring football and tech players draft status
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[VO-NAT]


and the Kansas JayHawks introduce their new head men's basketball coach.
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[S-Boston]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-137 1:16:46]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 sports]


Surprise, surprise a Kenyan won another Boston Marathon. The 107th edition of the race did have a non Kenyan women's winner.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA; :00]


It was anybody's race as nearly 20 thousand runners began the race in 70 degree weather. Svetlana Zakharova became the first Russian to win since 1993 by finishing first in the women's division. Her time was two hours 25 minutes and 19 seconds. American Marla Runyan was fifth, the best American finish in Boston since 1993.
Robert Cheruiyot (CHEHR'-ee-aht) of Kenya won the race, the 12th time in 13 years a Kenyan has won. His time was two hours, ten minutes and ten seconds to win by 23 seconds.
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[S-Sox]


[ANCHOR=stevev]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-140 1:22:15]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


A busy day on the streets and at the yard in Boston as the Red Sox hosted the Toronto Blue Jays
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/Blue Jays vs. Red Sox; :00]


The Jays would spoil Boston's annual Patriots Day with a 11-6 win.
Toronto led five nothing in the top of the third when Chris Woodward cranks out a two run dinger to left center field. It was his first of the year and it gave his Jays a seven nothing cushion. Jays win by 5, 11-6.
[SUPER=03-Minneanapolis, MN/Yankees vs. Twins;]
In Minnesota, the Yankees pounded the Twins 15-to-1. Alfonso Soriano hit a grand slam. New York has beaten the Twin

s 13 straight times over the past two seasons.
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[S-VT]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Tech]


In college baseball, the Virginia tech/Virginia game slated for today in Charlottesville was cancelled due to inclement weather in the Charlottesville area. the game will not be made up.

[S-Draft]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-148 33:]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


With the NFL draft now just a few days away, all the individual workouts are over, and most NFL teams have a pretty good idea of who's on their respective draft boards. Travis Wells catches up with several Hokies to assess their draft position.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio..]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/Ran 4.4 40; :11]
[SUPER=01-Willie Pile/Draft Hopeful at Linebacker; :28]
[SUPER=01-Jason Witten/Bench Presses 455 Pounds; :54]
[SUPER=01-Shawn Witten/Former Tech Receiver; 1:07]
[SUPER=@travis2; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]
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((NFL combine now in the books, the waiting game begins for draft hopefuls. If nothing else, the pre draft process has been a huge learning experience over the past 6 to 8 weeks.
Suggs: Willie:
Former Tech receiver Shawn Witten hasn't had to go through the process on his own. He's had his younger brother to share plenty of ideas with. Jason Witten is expected to be the first tight end selected after spending just three seasons at Tennessee.
Jason: Shawn:
The seven round draft gets underway Saturday afternoon. Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP_138 1:13:13]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]


The Virginia football team now looks to next season with high expectations after a successful spring campaign.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

At this past Saturdays spring festival, many eyes were on quarterback Matt Schaub. Last seasons ACC player of the year is having to deal with added media attention and more pressure as the teams number one leader. In all Schaub feels spring went well.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/UVa Team Captain; :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :17]
[RUNS=:37]
[OUT Q=....a ball player"]
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[S-Self]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-142 1:19:37]
[GRAPHIC=basketball]

Bill Self is the new men's basketball coach at Kansas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lawrence, KS; :00]


Self was introduced in a news conference earlier today. He takes over for Roy Williams who took the Jayhawks to the national championship game this past season.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bill Self/New Kansas Men's Basketball Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=in that chair"]
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[S-Lax]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


And, tomorrow the Roanoke College men's lacrosse team battles Lynchburg in the ODAC tournament first round. The game faces off at four o'clock at Roanoke College in Salem. The Maroons fell to the Hornets over the weekend 17-9.