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Coming up on News 7-
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An explosion rocks the Radford Army Ammunition plant.
More tornadoes touch down out west...
while the deep South deals with deep floodwaters.
Why middle school athletics may get punted in one area school system.
And a field trip where preservation is the lesson.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.
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((NAT SOUND TORNADO HOME VIDEO))
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This is what hit the Oklahoma City area tonight. It is one of several new tornadoes in two states causing major damage and many injuries.
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[SOT 1:22 server Ok aerials]

((THIS BUS EVIDENTLY GOT CAUGHT RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT. IT'S COVERED WITH DEBRIS AND CRUSHED.))
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[OUT Q=AND CRUSHED.]
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And outside of Kansas City, another twister does obvious damage to at least one neighborhood.
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[Oklahoma-City]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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More than 118 people are injured, 20 critically, after a tornado tore through the suburbs of Oklahoma City.
The twister struck nearly the same spot as a similar storm that killed 44 people just four years ago.
And another tornado in Kansas tonight.
Stacy Case reports on an evening of wild weather from Tornado Alley.
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((A VIEW FROM ABOVE OKLAHOMA CITY AND ITS SUBURBS GIVES DEFINITION TO THE WORD DESTRUCTION. ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOODS FLATTENED. PIECES OF WHAT WERE HOMES ARE SPREAD OUT OVER MILES. BUSINESSES WERE HIT JUST AS HARD... THE OUTSIDE WAS RIPPED OFF THIS GENERAL MOTORS PLANT. OTHER BUILDINGS ARE TORN UP BEYOND RECOGNITION. I don't know what that was it could have been a motel. THE TORNADO SWEPT IN DURING AFTERNOON RUSH HOUR THROWING THIS BUS RIGHT INTO THE MEDIAN. THIS CAR WAS PICKED UP AND PUT BACK DOWN IN A YARD. I didn't think we were going to live through this one, I've never been in a tornado in my car" THESE TRACTOR TRAILERS WERE TOSSED AROUND LIKE TOY MODELS..... WHILE OTHERS BURNED. WHEN IT WAS OVER NEIGHBORS CAME OUTSIDE TO SEE THE DAMAGE FROM A TWISTER THAT WAS HIT AND MISS. THIS HOME IS GONE, BUT THE ONE NEXT DOOR LOOKS UNTOUCHED. THE SIGHT ALSO SERVES AS AN EERIE REMINDER. IT WAS ALMOST EXACTLY 4 YEARS AGO TORNADOS KILLED 44 PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE STATE. THE OKLAHOMA STORM IS JUST THE LATEST EVENT IN A PUNISHING WEEK OF WEATHER IN THE MIDWEST AND SOUTH. TENNESSEE AND GEORGIA ARE LIVING THROUGH SOME OF THE WORST FLOODING IN DECADES. HERE IN MISSOURI PEOPLE CONTINUE TO CLEANUP FROM SUNDAY'S TORNADOS... STOPPING ONLY TO MOURN THOSE WHO DIDN'T MAKE IT. Stacy Case/CBS NEWS/Pierce City, Missouri: THE RED CROSS IS SET UP HERE, BUT SOME OF THE RESCUE CREWS ARE BEING SHIFTED FROM PIERCE CITY TO OKLAHOMA CITY AS THESE RELENTLESS SPRING STORMS CONTINUE TO DESTROY PROPERTY AND CLAIM LIVES. STACY CASE, CBS NEWS, PIERCE CITY, MISSOURI.))



[Flooding]


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It's not wind, but water tearing through the deep south.
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[SUPER=03-Chattanooga, TN]

Residents in southeastern Tennesee are dealing with the worst flooding in 30 years. More than a foot of rain since Sunday has forced hundreds of roads to close and the Tennessee river is six feet above flood stage.
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((RANDALL MOSS/MCMINN CO. HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER; WE'VE HAD SEVERAL MUD SLIDES THAT BLOCKED THE ROAD AND WE HAD THREE BRIDGE APPROACHES WASHED OUT. WE'VE GOT TWO OF THE BRIDGE APPROACHES REOPENED))
[SUPER=01-Randall Moss/McMinn Co. Highway Commissioner]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tarrant, AL]

Things aren't much better in Alabama where eleven inches of rain fell in a two hour period and prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency.
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[Hale]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Roanoke police have identified a man found dead in the Roanoke River.
29-year-old Brian Eugene Hale of Southeast Roanoke was pulled from the river yesterday morning.
His body was discovered near 13th Street, behind the Roanoke Sewage Treatment Plant.
Police are still investigating his death.

[Radford-Arsenal]


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Investigators are looking into the cause of an explosion today at the Radford Arsenal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

It happened around 4:40 at the plant's nitro-cellulose processing operation, an area where they purify the substance.

Officials say the explosion caused some damage to the outside wall of the building, but there were no serious injuries. However, four people were being evaluated at the facility's hospital for hearing-related problems. Officials say today's explosion should not interrupt production at the plant.
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[Fleming-Lockdown]


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Two Roanoke schools were locked down for an hour and a half today, as police chased reports of a gunman in the area.
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Students at William Fleming High School and Ruffner Middle School were released at about 5:30.
School officials decided to lock down both schools at about 3:45, after police told them a man with a gun was seen driving on Ferncliff Avenue near the schools.
Though the man didn't go on school property, officials decided to play it safe.
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((RAVEN STEWART: I FEEL LIKE THEY TOOK OUR SAFETY AS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO PROTECT AND I THINK THEY DID A GOOD JOB OF IT.))
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((BLAKE TAYLOR: I'M PROUD OF MY SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY TOOK MATTERS INTO THEIR OWN HANDS AND HANDLED IT WELL. ))
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It was a real-life drill for the students, who had been told to expect a practice lockdown any time soon.
Police are still looking for the alleged gunman.
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[Henry-Athletics]


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One area school system is making major cuts to its althetic programs.
But some kids and their parents say not so fast. [***NEWS 7 GRAPHIC***]
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Justin McLeod is here now to tell us all about it. Justin?
Jean, the Henry County school system is facing a budget shortfall of nearly 1.5 million dollars next year.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]
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As a result, the school board has voted to eliminate several programs including middle school sports.
Administrators say it is a win for education, but opponents believe the kids will end up losing.
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The superintendent says cutting funding for middle school atheltics would save the county nearly a hundred thousand dollars a year.
The money pays for coaches, transportation, insurance, and equipment.
But some parents believe the school system is on the wrong track since more than four hundred kids take part in middle school atheltics.
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((TRACEY WITCHER/PARENT: WHEN HE'S PLAYING SPORTS HIS GRADES ARE REALLY UP THERE AND HE KNOWS IF DOESN'T KEEP HIS GRADES UP I WILL MAKE HIM COME OFF THE TEAM.)) ((CHARELLE FULLER/ATHLETE: I THINK YOU WON'T HAVE NOTHING TO DO AFTER SCHOOL YOU'LL EITHER GO HOME, WATCH TV, YOU CAN'T GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY SPORTS OR NOTHING.)) ((DR. SHARON DODSON/SUPERINTEDENT OF SCHOOLS: WE HAVE 16 OUT OF OUR 20 SCHOOLS FULLY ACCREDITED AND WE EXPECT ALL 20 OF OUR SCHOOLS TO BE FULLY ACCREDITED AND OUR RESOURCES HAVE TO BE DIRECTED TOWARDS THOSE EFFORTS.))
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The superintedent does point out students have several alternatives.
Eighth graders will be allowed to try out for junior varsity teams at the high school level.
Athletes can also turn to the county's parks and recreation department.
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They offer every sport that the middle schools now offers.
In fact, parks and rec has told the school system they have plenty slots open for the kids.
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Jean, the school system has already adopted next year's budget and it looks like these cuts will take affect by fall.

[Hotel-Tour]


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A group of first graders got to tour parts of a local landmark today few others get to see.
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As part of Historic Preservation Week about 40 students from Hurt Park Elementary School toured the Hotel Roanoke. Their visit included a trip down a secret staircase that leads to the laundry room and its giant ironing board. Students say they learned a lot, which helps fulfill a school requirement.
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((JESSE MORRIS/HURT PARK ELEMENTARY STUDENT: THE BUILDING WAS BUILT IN 1882.)) ((KIM TRESKY/HURT PARK ELEMENTARY TEACHER: ONE OF OUR VIRGINIA SOL'S FOR FIRST GRADE IS TO CONNECT THE PAST AND THE PRESENT AND TO COMPARE THOSE AND COMING TO HOTEL ROANOKE IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR THE STUDENTS.))
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The Hotel Roanoke is one of 180 hotels in the nation recognized for maintaining its historic architecture.
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The most flamboyant of the Democratic Presidential hopefuls makes a stop in our area.
Find out why Al Sharpton was in Lexington when News 7 returns.
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And this presidential plane has flown it's last mission, but it still has an important job ahead.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Avs come home just long enough to change their underwear. The Big East softball opens at the Moyer, the Hokies and Highlanders hooks up at English Field today. Steve Park gets a new ride. The Tech golf team is limbering up for the NCAAs, and Roll Tide - the Price is Right for Mike Shula at Alabama - tonig

ht on the Big 7.))[Climber-Amputee]


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The climber who amputated his own arm after being trapped for five days is now speaking to the public.
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Aron Ralston was climbing in the Blue John pass in the Colorado mountains when a boulder fell, pinning his arm.
After nearly a week... he decided losing his arm was better than losing his life.
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((ARON RALSTON/CLIMBER-ESSENTIALLY I GOT MY SURGICAL TABLE READY AND APPLIED THE KNIFE TO MY ARM AND STARTED SAWING BACK AND FORTH ... IT DIDN'T EVEN BREAK THE SKIN))
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Ralston says cutting through the skin was hard, but getting through two bones in his arm was even harder.
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((ARON RALSTON/CLIMBER-WITH MY ARM BENT JUST THE RIGHT WAY, I WAS ABLE TO FIRST SNAP THE RADIUS AND THEN WITHIN ANOTHER FEW MINUTES SNAP THE ULNA))
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Then with his one good arm, he rigged anchors and rappelled down a 60 foot cliff. Before the accident he was on a journey to climb all 55 of Colorado's 14-thousand foot mountains... he only had six more to go. He says he will continue that journey.
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[Mock-Con]


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In January, students at Washington and Lee University will try to predict who will represent the democratic party in the 2004 presidential race. Today they kicked off the celebration, and got a visit from one of the candidates. Richard Lesko has more.
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(( Among other things, the Reverend Al Sharpton has been called one of the most racially divisive men in America, and the name of Tawana Brawnley still follows him.
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((I HAVE TO BE THE ONLY MAN IN AMERICA THAT HAS TO ANSWER TO WHY I STOOD UP FOR A WOMAN INSTEAD OF LAYING ONE DOWN.)) [RUNS10]
[OUTQ=laying one down.]

Even at this early stage in the campaign, it will be an uphill battle for Sharpton. A poll in New Hampshire released on Wednesday showed Sharpton's rating was last in the field at zero percent. But he is no stranger to running from behind in primaries. He faced similar challenges running twice for a New York Senate seat, and for mayor of New York City.
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((MANY OF THEM ARE NOT FIGHTING ME BECAUSE OF SO-CALLED BAGGAGE, MOST OF THEM HAVE MORE BAGGAGE THAN I COULD CARRY WITH A HELM OF BELLMEN. THEY ARE FIGHTING ME BECAUSE I WOULD IN EFFECT BECAUSE THEY CANNOT COME TO THE BARGAINING TABLE AND VIEW US AS CHIPS, FOR THEIR OWN RELEVANCE AND THEIR OWN NECESSITY.)) [RUNS20]
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The entire mock convention festivities are set up and run by Washington and Lee students. Most of the democratic hopefuls were invited to attend, but only Sharpton accepted.
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((MICHAEL DENBOW/MOCK CONVENTION POLITICAL CHAIR; WE'VE HAD A LOT OF BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN HIS OFFICE AND OUR OFFICE AND IT WORKED OUT. HE NEEDED SOME EXPOSURE IN VIRGINIA, WE THOUGHT HE'D BRING A LOT OF MEDIA AND EXPOSURE FOR US, WE LIKE THAT, IT'S A GOOD FIT. )) [RUNS9]
[OUTQ=it was a good fit.]
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((RICHARD LESKO/RLESKO@WDBJ7.COM; NOW STUDENTS WON'T PICK WHO THEY THINK THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE WILL BE UNTIL LATE JANUARY, AND IF HISTORY SERVES AS ANY LESSON THEY WILL PROBABLY GET IT RIGHT. IN FACT THEY HAVEN'T BEEN WRONG SINCE 1972, WHEN THEY PICKED KENNEDY OVER MCGOVERN. RICHARD LESKO, NEWS 7, LEXINGTON.)) [RUNS16]
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[Bond-Cote]


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Federal agents searched the offices of a New River Valley company today, amid allegations it violated the terms of a military contract.
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[SUPER=03-Dublin;]

Bond Cote manufactures coated fabrics, or canvas. About 70-percent of its business is with the military. Environmental and Defense Investigators searched the company's corporate offices in Pulaski and another facility in Dublin.
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]

A company official says the search followed a complaint that the firm was using a toxic chemical that is banned for military use. He says the chemical is a coloring agent, and though it is legal, it's not supposed to be used in military fabrics.
Officials say investigators will continue their work tomorrow. It's unclear when Bond Cote workers will be allowed to return to their jobs.
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[City-Budget]


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Roanoke City Council sent budget planners back to work today, as members objected to changes in Fire/EMS funding.

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


Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham had recommended the department not fund six vacant positions.
Fire officials said the decision would not jeopardize fire protection or employee morale.
But some council members were not convinced.
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[IN Q=I don't know where]

((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I DON'T KNOW WHERE YOUR HEAD IS, WHERE YOUR CONCERN IS FOR THE KIND OF STRESS YOU'RE PUTTING THESE EMPLOYEES UNDER.))
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[OUT Q=putting these employees under.]
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The prospect of fewer school resource officers at two Roanoke high schools also raised concerns.
Council member Bill Bestpitch encouraged the school board to put off consideration of any cuts until new high school buildings are constructed.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Roanoke's school superintendent and the chief of police are now discussing school security and the future of the resource officers.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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More stormy weather's ahead for us.
Robin has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And if you feel guilty about eating chocolate, stick around.
New research says it might be good for you.
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[Chocolate-Benefits]


[ANCHOR=jean]
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It turns out that one of those foods mom said not to eat much of is actually good for you.
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[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH]

Besides debunking myths that it causes acne and cavities, research indicates that CHOCOLATE may actually have some healthy benefits. Some chemicals in chocolatre combat heart disease and reduce inflammation in blood vessels... it may even help against cancer.
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((AMY JAMIESON/DIETICIAN -CHOCOLATE ALSO HAS CHEMICALS IN IT THAT CAN HELP REDUCE BLOOD PRESSURE PROBLEMS. SO IF YOU HAVE HYPERTENSION, NOT A BAD IDEA TO HAVE A SMALL AMOUNT OF CHOCOLATE.))
[SUPER=01-Amy Jamieson/Dietician ]
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[OUT Q= AMOUNT OF CHOCOLATE]
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[VO-NAT]

Jamieson believes in the benefits of chocolate so much that she keeps some in her desk drawer. She says one to two ounces of chocolate is enough and if your looking for the most beneficial... dark chocolate is the way to go.
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[Pelicans]


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[WRITER=jja]
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Last months hail storm in North Texas did not just damage homes and cars in it also killed hundreds of Pelicans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Possum Kingdom, TX]


But a handful survived and now they're heading back into the wild.
This American White Pelican and ten of its friends are the lucky ones.
After the hail storm, volunteers from a Texas Wildlife rescue group captured the birds.
Since then they've been eating about 30 pounds of fish a day and recovering from their injuries.
Now one month since their rescue, the birds are getting a second chance- they were set free into the wild.
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[S-Extra]


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Avs highlights, plus Big East baseball, golf and softball notes are coming up along with a place for Steve to Park it. But first your Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00]

Miami Dolphins quarterbacks' coach Mike Shula will be named the new head coach the University of Alabama tomorrow morning according to numerous reports tonight. The 37 year old Shula met with the Alabama players tonight. He was a star all-SEC quarterback at Alabama in the 1980's. He has never been a head coach.
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[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Salem Avalanche opened up a rare one game home stand tonight against Winston-Salem. Tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday - the series shifts to North Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Warthogs vs. Avalanche; :00]

Mugsy was clowning around with some of the kids in attendance before things got started. Winston-Salem wasted no time getting the merry go round rolling. Jeremy Reed hits a blooper to shallow center in the first. Ruddy Yan will score on the play. One to nothing Warthogs. In the bottom of the first frame, Brandon Caraway flies out to center field. Mike Rodriguez tags and scores on sacrifice. We're all tied up at 1 a piece. In the bottom of the second - Salem's Steve Checksfield homers
[SUPER=37-Winston-Salem/6/Salem/7;]

just inside the left field pole. He and Renaldo Ruiz come on down. Salem wins it 7-to-6 in 10 innings.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD AVS]

Salem returns home Monday night for a more traditional - seven game homestand.

[S-East]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-140 13323TC]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST SOFTBALL]


The Big East softball tournament opened up its three day run at the Moyer Complex in Salem last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Tonight; :00]

The defending Champs from Notre Dame are back along with Seton Hall, Boston College and Villanova. The opening night of action in the double elimination tournament would see Villanova beat Boston College 7-to-1. And Seton Hall was no match for the Fight Irish - losing 9-to-nothing in 5 innings.
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[wipe to eng#!!!!!!]



[S-Childress]


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[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


This morning the league held its post season awards brunch.
Notre Dame and Boston College were honored as the regular season co-champs.
Former Cave Spring star and current Rutgers catcher, Nikki Childress, was among the players named All Big East First Team.
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The Hokies Rachel Pacheco was named to the second team all-Big East squad and Tech's Kelly Brown made the Big East all-rookie team. Games are set for tomorrow at 3,5, and 7pm

[S-Baseball]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[GRAPHIC=Tech]


The Tech baseball team played host to Radford on a glorious afternoon at English Field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Highlanders vs. Hokies; :00]


This would mark the second meeting of the season between the two opposite end inhabitants of Price Fork - and the Hokies were looking for their seventh straight win over RU.
In the bottom of the first, the Hokies go up one nothing when Wyatt Toregas doubles to left field. The hit is gonna bring Marc Tugwell home from second base. Tech shows some defense in the top of the second when the Hokies turn the 5 - 4- 3 double play with a stretch at the end to get out of the inning.
[SUPER=34-Radford/0/Virginia Tech/9;]


In the bottom of the third, Brad Bauder connects on this shot. The sacrifice fly scores another run and Tech wins it 9-to-nothing.
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[S-NASCAR]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-136 14447TC]
[GRAPHIC=JERRY NADEAU]

More good news tonight for Jerry Nadeau as his health gets better with each day. His condition has been upgraded from serious to fair, and he has been moved out of intensive care into a private room.
Doctors say his vital signs are all normal. One guy who can relate to what Nadeau is going through is Steve Park.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mooresville, NC/January; :00]

Monday, Park was fired by Dale Earnhardt Incorporated. But today his status also was upgraded as he was hired this afternoon to drive for Richard Childress Racing. Park will take over the AOL Chevy replacing Jeff Green. Park and Green and in effect traded jobs in a sport that usually doesn't trade anything but paint.
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-145 1:16:41]
[GRAPHIC=Big east generic]


Big east golf power Virginia Tech is through with exams and now focusing in on the upcoming NCAA tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Tech is the 11th seed in the 27 team field in the East Regional Golf event that will be played May 15th through the 17th at Auburn University. The Hokies earned an automatic NCAA regional berth by winning the Big East golf tournament back in April.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jay Hardwick/Big East Coach of the Year; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brendon de Jonge/Virginia Tech All-American; :12]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=.....different story"]
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[VO-NAT]


The Hokies will enter a team in the NCAA tournament that combines youth and experience. Three players have competed in the last two golf national championship tournaments. But former William Byrd star Scott Wise, now a Tech red-shirt sophomore will be getting his first taste of NCAA action.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Scott Wise/Virginia Tech's Number Four Golfer; :04]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=..looking forward to it"]
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[S-Brown]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-149 TC5231]
[GRAPHIC=Basketball]


Marcus Becker of the Carlisle School in Martinsville is the school's first Division One signee under head coach Jeff Adkins.
Becker scored just under 2000 points in his career and today he announced he will play at Brown University of the Ivy League.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITES]
[SUPER=01-Marcus Becker/Signs with Brown University; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Adkins/Carlisle School Head Coach; :20]
[RUNS=:35]
[OUT Q=athleticism to Brown."]
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[AF-One]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If its walls could talk they would reveal the strategies and secrets of presidents.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Riverside, CA]


This Boeing 707 was first flown by President Nixon and has served every president through George W. Bush.
Now its being dismantled so it can be reassembled at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Southern California.
In addition to Air Force One, the Pavilion will also showcase Marine One, President Reagan's 1982 Presidential Limousine, a Secret Service Motorcade and an F-15 Fighter Jet.
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