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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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A local man convicted of killing a sheriff's deputy finds out if he'll die for the crime.
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[VO-NAT]


The Dixie Chicks heat up controversy again.
And no heat in one part of the nation. Just snow.
Plus what was this over the local sky today?
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[Talent=Jean]


And a local case of SARS.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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((IF HE COULDN'T GROW OLD WITH HIS FAMILY, I THINK HE WOULD HAVE WANTED TO GO IN A PLANE. ))
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[OUT Q=in a plane.]
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[VO-NAT]


A Southside family remembers a loved one killed in the skies over Iraq.
While soldiers still in Iraq continue rounding up former leaders.
Former Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz is in U-S custody.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[Watkins]


[ANCHOR=11]
[NEWSCAST=jean]
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[GRAPHIC=William Watkins]
[SUPER=219-Jean Jadhon/jjadhon*wdbj7.com]


An airman from South Boston died doing a job he loved in a war he believed in.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Danville;]


That's how family members are remembering Major William Watkins the Third.
Watkins was confirmed dead yesterday.
His F-15 went down during a bombing mission in Iraq two weeks ago.
He would have returned home with members of his unit last week.
In e-mails to his family, he reassured them he was safe and happy.
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[SOT 12:38:38]
[IN Q=His spirits were]

((BARKSDALE WATKINS/BROTHER: HIS SPIRITS WERE GOOD. HE WAS MORE WORRIED ABOUT THE GUYS ON THE GROUND. WE'RE SAFE IN THE AIR. IT'S THE GUYS ON THE GROUND THAT YOU SHOULD SAVE YOUR PRAYERS FOR.))
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[OUT Q=your prayers for.]
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[VO-NAT]


Watkins and his wife have an 11-month old son.
They were expecting their second child in August.
Relatives say they'll make sure the children know their father.
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[NEWSCAST=jean]
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Watkins funeral arrangements are still being made.
He wanted to be buried at home in South Boston.
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[Das]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Amarillo, TX]


The pilot of Watkins' F-15 was also remembered today.
Captain Eric Das was memorialized at a church in his hometown of Amarillo Texas.
His wife is also in the Air Force and was working as an Intelligence Officer in Qatar (Ka-TAR) when he was killed.
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[Iraq-Aziz]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=War in Iraq]


Tonight another one of Saddam Hussein's top lieutenants is in U-S military custody.
Tariq Aziz, Saddam's English speaking deputy minister and well known front man, surrendered today in Baghdad.
As Chris Lawrence reports Aziz is number eight in that infamous card deck of most wanted Iraqis.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=201-Tariq Aziz/March 19; :28 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=201-Jay Garner/Post War Administrator; :45]
[SUPER=219-Chris Lawrence/CBS News; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=cbs News, Baghdad.]

((WHEN IRAQIS RANSACKED THE LAVISH HOME OF TARIQ AZIZ TWO WEEKS AGO, THEY DIDN'T SHOW MUCH LOVE FOR HIM THEN. AND THEY'RE NOT SHEDDING ANY TEARS FOR HIM NOW. PRESIDENT BUSH CLEARLY APPROVED OF IRAQ'S FORMER DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER BEING TAKEN UNDER COALITION CONTROL. AZIZ BEGAN NEGOTIATING HIS SURRENDER EARLIER THIS WEEK -- AND FINALLY GAVE HIMSELF UP THURSDAY IN BAGHDAD CONTRADICTING AN EARLIER PROMISE.
( TARIQ AZIZ/FORMER IRAQI DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER - MARCH 19TH)

"We were born in Iraq, and we will die in Iraq." WHILE SOME INTERROGATE SADDAMS ADVISOR OTHERS ON THE GROUND ARE WORKING TO RE-BUILD IRAQ. THE MAN IN CHARGE OF RECONSTRUCTION SAYS THE FORMATION OF A NEW GOVERNMENT WILL BEGIN AS EARLY AS NEXT WEEK. JAY GARNER/POST-WAR ADMINISTRATOR: "When the Iraqis themselves are ready to accept the management of that and the leadership of that, we'll turn it over to them."
DETERMINED TO GET THEIR COUNTRY UP AND RUNNING AGAIN, IRAQI MEN OF ALL AGES HAVE SIGNED UP TO JOIN THE FREE IRAQI FORCES. THE GROUP IS BACKED BY U-S FORCES AND WILL HELP PROVIDE SECURITY IN BAGHDAD -- WHERE STORE OWNERS HAVE RESORTED TO BUILDING WALLS AROUND THEIR SHOPS - JUST TO KEEP OUT LOOTERS. CHRIS LAWRENCE/BAGHDAD: While some try to build a new government, others will investigate the old one. Intelligence officers say Tariq Aziz may know what happened to Saddam Hussein, but doubt he can help them find chemical weapons. Chris Lawrence, CBS News, Baghdad.))

[Dixie-Chicks]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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The Dixie Chicks are still ruffling feathers.
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[VO-NAT]


Actually no feathers for these chicks and no clothes either.
The country singers are appearing naked on the cover of Entertainment Weekly magazine.
The words ``Traitors,'' ``Brave,'' ``Hero'' and ``Big Mouth'' are painted on their bodies. Those are some of the ways Natlie Maines has been described since she criticized the President shortly before the Iraq war began.
Maines has since apologized, but many radio stations have stopped playing their music and their album sales have dropped sharply.
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[N-Korea]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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North Korea apparently says it has nuclear arms- and that it may test them, export them or use them. That's according to a top American official.
A North Korean official at talks in China made the claim.
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[VO-NAT 03.5]
[SUPER=03-Beijing, China;]


Tonight Secretary of State Colin Powell said this.
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[SOT 20:35:17]
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((COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE: NORTH KOREA MUST ALSO COME TO UNDERSTAND WE WILL NOT BE THREATED. NORTH KOREA SHOULD ELIMNATE THAT THREAT AND MAKE A BETTER FUTURE.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Powell said the U-S States wants to make life better for the people in North Korea, but he said the U-S will not be intimidated.

[AA-Resignation]


[ANCHOR=jean]
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American Airlines C-E-O, Donald Carty has resigned.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]

The resignation comes as the airline is trying to wrap up talks with labor unions over cost cutting measures that are meant to keep the company out of bankruptcy. Carty was under fire for not telling employees about executive bonuses and pension payments made at a time when he was ENCOURAGING employees to take steep pay cuts and give up holiday pay and vacation time. Late today, two of three unions agreed to the cuts. American says the new chief executive officer will be Edward Brennan, retired chairman of Sears, Roebuck.
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[Film-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
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[TAPE#=03-20 TC04:12]
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Move over Cannes (Can) and Sundance, Southwest Virginia now has its very own film festival.
The Blue Ridge Southwest Virginia Vision Film Festival is now taking place at various locations throughout Roanoke. [***FILM FESTIVAL IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Pulpit;]


Justin McLeod is here now to tell us all about it. Justin?
Jean, not all movies are made in Hollywood.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@justin1;]


A good number came from right here in Virginia and those works are being shown over the next several days.
You'll see everything from westerns, sci-fi, romance, to even a documentary about NASCAR history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


This is the first year for the festival and it kicked off tonight with a reception at the Clarion Hotel.
The event is designed to showcase directors and producers from Virginia or movies that were actually shot in the area.
More than twenty five films will be shown and organizers hope the festival will attract more than a thousand people.

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[SOT 13:45:20]
[IN Q=What would like to]

((SANDRA EUBANK/CHAIRWOMAN: WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO DO IS EVENTUALLY WE HOPE THIS FESTIVAL WILL GROW AND MATURE LIKE THE STATE VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL WHICH BOASTS OF 30 TO 35-THOUSAND PEOPLE EACH YEAR, JUST THINK WHAT AN IMPACT ECONOMICALLY THAT IT WOULD BE TO THIS AREA IF WE COULD BRING THAT MANY PEOPLE INTO THE ROANOKE VALLEY, IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR EVERYONE.))
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[VO-NAT]


This year's special guest star is Patricia Neal who many of you will remember from her role in the movie "The Homecoming" which launched the TV series the "Waltons"
She will be showcasing her latest film and will be honored with a lifetime achievement award on Saturday.
Keith Humphry talked to her today and will have more from her tomorrow on News 7 at six.
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As for a list of the movies, the schedule, and locations for the festival, you should call their hotline at 562-1713.
You can either buy a two day pass or purchase tickets for an indvidual event.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]


Films are not the only things be shown, there will also be several workshops on acting and screenwriting.
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Justin /Pulpit;]


Jean, the event ends Saturday with a gala at the Clarion Hotel. There, awards will be given out for Best Picture, Director, and screenplay.

[Blimp]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC01:01]
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If you had to spend the day inside, you may have missed an unusual sight in the sky.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The Met Life blimp spent some time over the Roanoke Valley as part of a promotion with the local Met Life office and an area radio station.
Snoopy One is moored at the Falwell Airport in Lynchburg and, weather-permitting, will spend some time over the Hill City and Danville tomorrow.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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President Bush says he wants to put more of your money back in your pocket.
Find out how when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And we've seen the Hokie car, but coming up, we'll see how Tech students are providing the marketing horsepower for the project.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[IN Q="Hey folks..]
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[OUT Q=...the BIG 7."]
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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Northside and Cave Spring battle for softball surpremecy in the Blue Ridge. We're also on the diamond in Low Moor, the basepaths in Eastern Montgomery and the old ball park in Radford. Plus, Carmelo heads to the NBA and Carson is already signed, sealed and delivered in the NFL tonight on the Big 7.))

[Inge]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Convicted killer Roy Inge Junior was spared a death sentence today when a Pittsylvania County judge instead decided Inge should spend life in prison with no parole.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham]


Inge was convicted in February of killing Deputy Frankie Betterton during a traffic stop last May.
The jury gave Inge the death penalty, but Judge William Alexander reduced that sentence to life.
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[SOT 2:30:32]
[IN Q=It's unfortunate]

((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: WE BELIEVE IN OUR SYSTEM IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT IT EVEN HAPPENED IN THE BEGINNING TO LOSE A LIFE OVER NOTHING, BASICALLY. I'M SURE THAT WITH THE LIFE WITH NO PAROLE THAT HE'LL HAVE MANY DAYS TO THINK ABOUT WHAT HE DID AND MAYBE WILL END UP HAVING SOME REMORSE.))
[SUPER=01-Harold Plaster/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff; ]
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[OUT Q=having some remorse.]
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[VO-NAT]


Inge's attorneys had argued their client suffers from schizophrenia and delusions.
Judge Alexander did not give a reason for his decision.
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[Madison-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
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Six days after members of the Arrington family were murdered in their Roanoke home, police returned to search the residence.
The warrant they filed in circuit court provides new details about the investigation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 4]


When they returned to Madison Avenue on April 10th, the warrant indicates investigators were looking for hidden compartments, that suspect Clinton Brathwaite might have used to conceal drugs and guns.
According to the search warrant, confidential informants told police that Brathwaite was "running guns to New York." One informant said Brathwaite had been storing handguns in a closet inside the home.
That information, along with Brathwaite's criminal history lead investigators to believe the suspect was trafficking in drugs and handguns.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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An inventory from the search indicates that police seized just two items, a small piece of black plastic and a camera.

[VA-SARS]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A probable case of SARS has been confirmed in the Lynchburg area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]

Health officials say they won't know for sure until tests come back from the Centers for Disease Control, but that area residents shouldn't be alarmed.
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[SOT 02:50:19]
[IN Q=I want to emphasize]

((DR. JOANNA HARRIS/CENTRAL VA HEALTH DISTRICT: I WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS NOT AT RISK FOR SARS UNLESS THEY'VE TRAVELED TO ONE OF THE AFFECTED AREAS OR UNLESS THEY HAVE HAD CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE AFFECTED BY SARS.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Joanna Harris/Central VA Health District;]
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[VO-NAT]

A woman, who's name is not being released, checked into Lynchburg General Hospital on Monday after developing a cough, temperature and had a hard time breathing.
[SUPER=@file;]

She informed hospital staff that she'd just returned from a SARS affected country and was isolated from the rest of the hospital. Officials say the woman no longer has a fever and is recovering at her home.
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[Tech-Car]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
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Virginia's colleges are taking turns at high speeds thanks to a program that puts the schools' colors and mascots on the race track. Hermie Sadler is behind the wheel of Virginia Tech's car.
And as Business Reporter Rachel Cannon tells us, the students aren't being limited to the stands.
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[IN Q=NATS car]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jessica Neal/VT Business Student; :12]
[SUPER=01-Locke White/Virginia Tech Marketing & Licensing; :31]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; :43 ]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer McLaughlin/VT Business Student; 1:00]
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(( ((NATS 16:06:34)) While Hermie Sadler works to qualify the Virginia Tech car for a Winston Cup race, some students are on the business track of racing.
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[IN Q=from recruiting]

((JESSICA NEAL/VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT; FROM RECRUITING ASSOCIATE SPONSORS TO PROMOTING THE CAR JUST GENERATING INTEREST ABOUT THE PROGRAM.))
[OUT Q=THE PROGRAM.]

The program is Team Virginia. Sadler races cars that represent local colleges. Tech is taking advantage of the partnership by putting this group of students in charge of the marketing campaign.
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[SOT 00:01:13] (Cover)
[IN Q=THEY'VE]

((THEY'VE DONE A FANTASTIC JOB.))
[OUT Q=JOB.]
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((LOCKE WHITE/VIRGINIA TECH MARKETING & LICENSING; THEY'RE DOING IT IN THEIR SPARE TIME BETWEEN CLASSES AND TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH I HAVE BEEN AMAZED AT HOW MUCH TIME THEY HAVE PUT IN ON IT.))
[OUT Q=ON IT.]

The amount of time it's taking, including weekly meetings like this one, is among the lessons the business majors are taking from this real world experience. It's also been a real change from the classroom.
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((IT DOES PUT MARKETING PRINCIPALS TO USE IN THE REAL WORLD AND I THINK WE ALL LEARNED THAT IT'S NOT AS EASY AS THE BOOKS MAKE IT SOUND.))
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((BUTT SOTS))
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[SOT 00:06:37]
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((JENNIFER MCLAUGHLIN/VT BUSINESS STUDENT; IT'S HARD FOR ME TO GO BACK TO THE CLASSROOM NOW AND READ THE BOOKS.))
[OUT Q=THE BOOKS]

Jennifer McLaughlin hopes this experience makes her more marketable when she looks for a job in NASCAR.
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[SOT 00:07:00]
[IN Q=JUST BEING]

((JENNIFER MCLAUGHLIN/VT BUSINESS STUDENT; JUST BEING IN IT IS A STEP ABOVE EVERYONE ELSE APPLYING FOR A POSITION.))
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And now all this team needs is a position on the track. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Blacksburg))

[Bush-Taxes]


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[WRITER=jja]
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How would you like to keep more of your own money?
That's just what President Bush says he wants for Americans.
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[SUPER=03-Lima, OH]


He's proposing a 550 billion dollar tax cut plan. He wants Congress to pass it.
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[SOT 14:16:01]
[IN Q=]

((PRESIDENT BUSH: I PUT OF A PLAN FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR THAT MAKES 40 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR WILL HAVE TAXES NOW AT 11 HUNDRED DOLLARS AND IT WILL GO DOWN TO FIFTY DOLLARS. CHEERS. THEY CAN SPEND THAT MONEY HOW THEY SEE FIT. APPLAUSE.))


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[VO-NAT]


The President says a tax cut will create more jobs and give Americans more money to spend which will spur the economy.
Critics say the package is too large.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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Owners of a popular car may be getting recall notices.
Find out why next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And we may be in for a cool rain, but it could be worse. Just look out west.
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[Commercial]


[Altima-Recall]


[ANCHOR=jean]
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[WRITER=dgr]
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Japanese auto maker Nissan is recalling nearly a quarter million Altimas.
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[VO-NAT]

The Nissan Altimas built in 19-94 and 95 have airbags that may cause injuries. Consumers were reporting moderate to severe facial and eye injuries after the passenger side airbags deployed. Letters informing Altima owners of the recall will be sent starting next week. The defective airbags will be replaced with a less powerful version.
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[Winter]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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It may be spring, but it sure doesn't look like it in Frisco Colorado.
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[VO-NAT 15:49:16]
[SUPER=03-Frisco, CO]


At least two feet of snow fell in the mountains about 70 miles west of Denver.
But the snow is welcome there. It brings much needed moisture to an area dealing with a drought.
Unfortunately the snow also caused multiple accidents and halted traffic on parts of I-70.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA & SP-144 10308TC]
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High school highlights from four of the area's prep diamonds are on the way as we roll into Shawsville, Radford, Low Moor and Roanoke County. Plus, Carmelo checks out on the Cuse. But first your Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]

Carson Palmer has agreed to contract terms with the Cincinnati Bengals this afternoon - two days before the draft. The Heisman Trophy winner gets a seven year deal that includes $14 million in bonuses. Palmer can make roughly $40 million in bonuses and base salary over six years, with escalators that could take it to $49 million. . Already - his soon to be coach Marvin Lewis says Palmer will not play his first year.
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[S-Northside]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[GRAPHIC=softball]


We begin tonight with the much anticipated softball showdown in the Blue Ridge as Northside played host to Cave Spring on the Vikings home diamond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Knights vs. Vikings; :00]

Cave Spring was threatening in the top of the second inning and appeared to be in business on this fielder's choice. But the base runner slides past the bag at third and is tagged out to end the threat. That would be big because in the bottom of the second, Cave pitcher Jillian Sullivan overthrows first on the force out, and that will allow two unearned runs to trot home for Northside. It's now a 2-to-nothing game after two innings of play. Cave appeared to get right back in the game in the third as Andrea Secrist rips a shot to deep center field. But look at number 11 Nancy Furhman make the running catch right at the fence to rob her of an extra base hit. Secrist would get one to wall and drive in a run late in the game,
[SUPER=34-Cave Spring/1/Northside/2;]

but Northside would hang on with some solid fielding from Lindsey Jarrett to beat Cave Spring 2-to-1.
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[S-Mounties]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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[GRAPHIC=Baseball]


On the high school diamond this afternoon, William Byrd hit the road for Low Moor where the Terriers squared off with 8 and 3 Alleghany.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Low Moor/Terriers vs. Mountaineers; :00]


This one was a pitcher's duel early.
Alleghany's Mike Bartley gave up a solo homer to start the game, but then settled down to strike out three straight batters, working his way out of a bases loaded jam.
[SUPER=34-William Byrd/3/Alleghany/2;]


But Matt Yates was real deal today as the Byrd Junior struck out 11 Mounties. The Terriers get the 3-to-2 Blue Ridge road win.
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[S-Glenvar]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-139 1:24:47]
[GRAPHIC=Baseball]


Glenvar was on the road at Eastern Montgomery today in a key Three Rivers District match up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shawsville/Highlanders vs. Mustangs; :00]


The Highlanders were looking to protect their perfect 3 and OH first place district standing.
In the top of the first, the Highlanders Evan Noell connects on the base hit that brings in teammate Nate Parks from third for the 1-nothing lead.
Then, Robbie Musgrove smacks a double into deep right centerfield and it will allow Noell to come on home from third and it is 2-zip Highlanders with the lead.
Trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the first, the Mustangs get some back. Bent-Lee Carr makes contact with the ball, sending it to left center and Jordan Stewart crosses the plate. That cuts the lead to 2, 3-1 Glenvar out in front.
[SUPER=34-Glenvar/8/Eastern Montgomery/7;]Noell then gets another RBI on the day with the bunt squeeze. He is out B

ut Parks is in safe at home.
But East Mont would lead 7-5 after 5 innings. Derrike Handcock brings in Josh Dotson and Timmy Maxwell with this base knock. But Glenvar comes back to win it 8-to-7.
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[S-Radford]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[wipe to eng#!!!!!!!!!!!!]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Buffs vs. Bobcats; :00]

Elsewhere on the Three Rivers basepaths, there was plenty of time for the fans relax in Radford. One of the umpires failed to show up, and a backup had to be called in to save the day. In the third, Brain Derkey will hit one right over short and in front of the left fielder. Joey Craighead motors home. Craighead also hit a homer as was the winning pitcher in the game. Still in the third, Floyd's hits one in about the same spot to plate C.J. Cromer, who was on the move from second on the play.
[super=34-Floyd Co./6/Radford/4;]

Floyd also got some stellar defense as they turn the 4-6-3 double play. Floyd beats Radford this afternoon 6-to-4.
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[S-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=ANGELA TINCHER]


Also tonight, the area's strikeout queen did it again. James River's Angela Tincher struck out 17 batters in the Knights 4-to-0 win over Highland County. Last week she struck out 15 - giving her 32 strikeouts in her last 12 innings on the mound for coach John Shotwell.

[S-Hardee]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-141 TC12425]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


The Virginia Tech Hokies hit the road this weekend for three Big East games at Rutgers. One Tech player who hasn't done a thing on the field, but has been invaluable in the dugout is Billy Hardee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Hardee has appeared in just four games this spring for Tech, after coming over from his rover position on the football team.
He hasn't played baseball since high school, but Hardee has clearly enjoyed his role on the team.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hardee/Hokies Outfielder; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Hartman/Hokies Head Coach; :23]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUTCUE=sitting on your bench."]
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[VO-NAT]


Hardee hopes to hear his name called in this weekend's NFL draft. But if he doesn't, he plans to enroll in med school this August.
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[S-Cuse]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-146 10728tc]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]

Former Oak Hill star Carmelo Anthony - the young man who led Syracuse to the NCAA titles isn't interested in baseball or med school - he's headed to the NBA after one year of college.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="IT'S A TOUGH...]
[SUPER=01-Carmelo Anthony/Leaves Syracuse for the NBA; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...ANYTHING ELSE OUT THERE."]
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