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An early morning confrontation in Christiansburg between a police officer and a robbery suspect ends in the deaths of both men.
We'll have the latest.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]


And tornado alley lives up to its name, as twisters hit the heart of Oklahoma.
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[ANCHOR=Leo]
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Variably cloudy skies with temperatures soaring. We could also have a few thunderstorms late this afternoon. I'll have your forecast.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY 2-Shot]


News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[VO-NAT]


Two people are dead including a Christiansburg police officer after a confrontation this morning in a convenience store parking lot.
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[C'burg-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=28:34 on 03-18]
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The shootings occured about 5:30 this morning in the parking lot of the Shell station off Interstate 81 at the Christiansburg exit.
Dead are officer Scott Hylton and suspect Chris Holmes.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Kimberly/Myranda STARLINK;]


Myranda Stephens has been covering the story since early this morning and she joins us from the Christiansburg Police Department with more.
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((ROLLCUE:..ROLLED FROM THE TRUCK.))
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[SUPER=01-Lt. Dalton Reid/Christiansburg Police Department;]
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[VO]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/This Morning;]

Myranda adlibs over V/O.
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[Tornadoes]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=]


Severe weather doesn't seem to want to leave the Midwest, as residents cope with the aftermath of their unwelcome visitor.
More tornadoes and more damage.
This time, they hit central Oklahoma.
Stacy Case has an update.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Moore City, OK;]
[SUPER=01-Brad Henry/Oklahoma Governor;]
[SUPER=01-Stacy Case/CBS News;]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=Case, CBS News, Moore, OK.]

((


(LOCATOR: MOORE CITY, OKLAHOMA)



(natz full helicopter pilot)

"THIS BUILDING IS JUST TORN TO SHREDS."
PROPERTY DAMAGE IS MASSIVE...MORE 100 PEOPLE ARE HURT...BUT THERE WAS NO LOSS OF LIFE FROM THE LATEST ROUND OF TORNADOES. This time it was central Oklahoma that got slammed.

SOT: ETHELENE HERNDON/MOORE RESIDENT

"IT WAS SO SCARY BECAUSE OF THE FORCE, THE GLASS, I'M JUST SO THANKFUL TO BE ALIVE."

(NATZ OF FUNNEL)


A TWISTER TOUCHED DOWN IN MOORE CITY, THURSDAY AT ONE OF THE WORST POSSIBLE TIMES, AFTERNOON RUSH HOUR.
IT TOPPLED UTILITY POLES LIKE MATCH-STICKS WHILE PEOPLE WERE TRYING TO GET HOME.

SOT: MOS

"THE DEBRIS WAS FLYING EVERYWHERE, NEVER SAW ANYTHING LIKE IT IN MY LIFE."
MANY WILL NEVER SEE THEIR HOMES AGAIN, ABOUT 300 RESIDENCES WERE DEMOLISHED.

SOT:

"WE DIDN'T KNOW ALL OF THE HOUSE WAS GONE LIKE THIS UNTIL IT STARTED RAINING ON US AND WE KNEW THE ROOF WAS GONE."
DESPITE HEAVY DAMAGE...THERE WAS ONLY ONE MINOR INJURY AT THIS GENERAL MOTORS PLANT.

SOT: GOV. BRAD HENRY/OKLAHOMA

"THEY PRACTICE THEIR RESPONSE AT GM AND BECAUSE OF THE EARLY WARNING, THEY WERE ABLE TO ACTIVATE IT, GET PEOPLE TO SAFE SECURE AREAS.

(NATZ)


KANSAS WAS HIT FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS WEEK. IN LAWRENCE, THERE WAS PROPERTY DAMAGE...BUT OFFICIALS ARE CREDITING THEIR EARLY WARNING SYSTEM WITH PREVENTING MAJOR INJURIES.

(STANDUP)

PEOPLE IN MOORE STILL REBOUNDING FROM 1999
))

[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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The U-S and its allies have formally asked the United Nations Security Council to lift sanctions against Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-New York, NY;]


It would lift U-N sanctions immediately and phase- out the oil- for-food program, meaning that Iraq's oil money could start paying for its reconstruction.
That would take Iraq's oil wealth out of the hands of the U-N, and put it under U-S and British control.
The U-S is also ready to portray its troops in Iraq as ''occupying powers.''
That's the way the coalition forces are described in the resolution.
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[11Radford-Arsenal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-15 TC2:56:30]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]

Four people were slightly injured in an explosion yesterday at the Radford Arsenal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

It happened around 4:40 yesterday afternoon at the plant's nitro- cellulose processing operation. Officials say the explosion caused some damage to the outside wall of the building, but there were no serious injuries. However, the injured were being evaluated at the facility's hospital for hearing- related problems.
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[11Fleming-Lockdown]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC13:56]
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Two schools in Roanoke were locked down yesterday for 90 minutes as police chased reports of a gunman in the area.


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


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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[sot 9:11:28]

((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.))
[sot 9:10:10]

((BLAKE TAYLOR: I'M PROUD OF MY SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY TOOK MATTERS INTO THEIR OWN HANDS AND HANDLED IT WELL. ))
[SUPER=01-Raven Stewart/William Fleming Senior; :00]
[SUPER=01-Blake Taylor/William Fleming Junior; :07 QUICK!]
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[OUT Q=handled it well.]
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[VO-NAT]


It was a real-life drill for the students, who had been told to expect a practice lockdown any time soon.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next, how old do you have to be to be a grownup? A new survey may surprise you.
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[VO-NAT ]

Plus, after a long absence, the Reverend Billy Graham makes an appearance behind the pulpit.
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[Billy-Graham]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Just last weekend, thousands of people gathered in Salem to hear the words of Franklin Graham, the son of legendary televangelist Billy Graham.
Now the 84- year- old Reverend Graham is also back at the microphone after a lengthy absence.
Jerry Bowen reports.
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[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ronda Duncan/Billy Graham Fan; :17]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :28]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Billy Graham/Evangelist; :56]
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[OUT Q=Bowen, CBS News, San Diego.]
(

THEY CAME EARLY AND BY THE THOUSANDS TO SEE BILLY GRAHAM IN SAN DIEGO LAST NIGHT... A NOSTALGIA TRIP AND SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY ALL IN ONE FOR THE FAITHFUL.
RONDA DUNCAN HEARD HIM 30 YEARS AGO IN ALBUQUERQUE....AND DROVE 800 MILES TO SEE GRAHAM ONE LAST TIME:

(SOT: ) "I FIGURE IT WILL PROBABLY BE THE LAST CHANCE I'LL HAVE TO HEAR

HIM. I KNOW HE'S NOT GONNA BE ABLE TO PREACH FOREVER OR VERY MUCH LONGER." :07

(OLD FOOTAGE)

HONEY SWINFORD AND HER FATHER HEARD GRAHAM PREACH AT SAN DIEGO'S BALBOA PARK IN 1958

(SOT: GRAHAM 1958 "YOU'RE LOST. YOU'RE AWAY FROM GOD. BUT GOD LOVES

YOU."
HIS FIRST SAN DIEGO CRUSADE:

(SOT: ) "WE ACTUALLY SPEND MOST OF OUR TIME IN CHICAGO AND AH WE WANTED

TO COME OUT BECAUSE WE FIGURED THIS WOULD BE OUR LAST TIME TO HEAR HIM." :08
HIS SON FRANKLIN....GRAHAM'S HEIR APPARENT...WAS PRESENT IF NEEDED TO STEP IN. BUT HIS 84 YEAR OLD FATHER MADE IT CLEAR HE DOESN'T PLAN TO SLOW DOWN. HE'S NOT ON A FAREWELL TOUR. IT'S A HOMECOMING:

(SOT: ..REV. BILLY GRAHAM) "YES THIS IS A HOMECOMING. WE USED TO LIVE

NEAR HERE FOR SEVERAL YEARS IN THE SUMMER.//I REMEMBER WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE SAN DIEGO WAS." :10

(BOWEN ON CAMERA)

"GRAHAM HAS A SPECIAL AFFECTION FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. ITS WHERE HE STARTED AS A STREET PREACHER MORE THAN A HALF CENTURY AGO. LONG BEFORE RELIGION BECAME ONE MORE CHANNEL ON CABLE T.V."

NAT SOT: (HANK'S SHOT AS REV. GOES ON STAGE AND MEETS FRANKLIN)


BUT HE REMAINS A COMMANDING PRESENCE IN PERSON AND ON THE STADIUM BIG SCREENS WITH AN UNCHANGED MESSAGE....TRUST IN HIGHER POWER IN TROUBLED TIMES:

(SOT: ) OUR WORLD IS IN TURMOIL.//THE WAR THAT IS PARTIALLY FINISHED.


AS OUR PRESIDENT SAID THE BIG BATTLES MAY BE OVER BUT THERE ARE LOST OF OTHER BATTLES YET TO COME." :12
IT USED TO BE CALLED A CRUSADE...BUT NOW ITS CALLED BILLY GRAHAM'S MISSION.....ONE NIGHT AT A TIME TO RALLY THE FAITHFUL JUST ONE MORE TIME. JERRY BOWEN CBS NEWS SAN DIEGO
))

[Adult-Age]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Between the milestone ages of 18 and 21 is considered the time when most of us become adults... right?
Maybe not.
A University of Chicago study finds Americans consider someone a grown-up around the age of 26.
The definition is that they've finished school, gotten a full- time job, and have started raising a family.
Those who organized the poll say society has accepted an "extended adolescence".
They say the growing- up process is more gradual now than it was in the 1950's.
Then, most brides got married at age 18.
Now, the average age is between 25 and 26.

[11City-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-10 TC1:17:53]
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The budget planners for the City of Roanoke have their work cut out for them after members of City Council objected to changes in Fire-EMS funding.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


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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[SOT 15:08:07]
[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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[VO-NAT]


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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[AM-Henry-Athletics]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC 12:25]
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Facing a one and a half MILLION dollar budget shortfall, the Henry County school board has voted to eliminate several programs, including middle school sports.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bassett]


The superintendent says cutting funding for middle school athletics 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 athletics.
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[SOT 27:49; 34:54; 12:34]
[IN Q=When he's playing sports]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Tracey Witcher/Parent; :00]
[SUPER=01-ChaRelle Fuller/Athlete; :09]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Sharon Dodson/Henry Co. School Superintendent; :17]
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[OUT Q=towards those efforts]
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[VO-NAT]


The superintendent 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 which offers every sport that the middle school now offers.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Next on the newscast, Japanese scientists will soon get a closer look at an asteroid.
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[VO-NAT ]

Plus there is literally a rainbow at the end of some of this week's devastating weather.
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[Japan-Asteroid]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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It's another first for space exploration.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kagoshima, Japan;]


Six weeks after blasting two spy satellites into orbit, Japan has launched another rocket.
This time it's carrying a spacecraft that scientists hope will bring back the first rock samples from an asteroid that's about 180- million miles away from Earth.
They'll be the first space rocks brought to earth since the Apollo program 30 years ago.
If it's successful, the probe will also be the first to make a two- way trip to an asteroid.
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[Rainbow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
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This week, we've been showing you video of all the severe weather and destruction from those tornadoes in the Midwest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA;]


But in Sacramento, California, a line of strong thunderstorms actually brought a beautiful, colorful sight.
In the wake of the heavy rain, high winds and hail, a spectacular double rainbow appeared.
It was the silver lining in what was otherwise, a pretty scary storm.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE# none]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 86 points. The NASDAQ has gained 20.

[super=460-x/86/x/20;]


[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Still to come on the newscast, two NASCAR teams end up trading drivers.
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[VO-NAT ]

Plus the Crimson Tide hires yet another head football coach.
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[Mike-Shula]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tbr]
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A former Alabama quarterback is the team's new head coach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]


The school announced last night it was hiring 37 year old Mike Shula to take over for Mike Price.
Shula played for the Tide between 1983 and '86 before spending 15 years as an N-F-L assistant.
He's been the Miami Dolphins' quarterbacks coach for the last three seasons, but hasn't been a head coach at the pro or college level.
He will get 900-thousand dollars a year for six years.
His father is N-F-L Hall of Fame coach Don Shula.
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[Anchor=Kimberly]
[Graphic=Hold]


Price was fired last Saturday for improper conduct during a trip to Florida in April.

[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=kiberlym]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-145 1:16:41]
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Big east golf power Virginia Tech is through with exams and now focusing on the upcoming NC-AA 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 NC-AA regional berth by winning the Big East golf tournament back in April.
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[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 NC-AA 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-s hirt sophomore will be getting his first taste of NC-AA 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-East]


[ANCHOR=kim]
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[WRITER=mst]
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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/Last Night; :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 Fighting 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]


Yesterday 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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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Nikki Childress/All-Big East Selection; :00]
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[OUT Q=and we are good."]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST SOFTBALL]

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.

[S-NASCAR]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-136 14447TC]
[GRAPHIC=JERRY NADEAU]

Injured Winston Cup driver Jerry Nadeau is improving. 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 person 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.
His status also was upgraded, as he was hired to drive for Richard Childress Racing. Park will take over the AOL Chevy, replacing Jeff Green. Park and Green, in effect, traded jobs in a sport that usually doesn't trade anything but paint.
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