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Coming up on News 7-
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Cable Rates just keep going up in one local city. Now the city's not turning on the TV, it's turning up the heat.
The Big East meetings end tonight in Florida. News 7's Mike Stevens tells us what was said.
And they're tuning up for tomorrow night's ACM awards.
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Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

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((THE UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY BELIEVES THAT TERRORISTS INTEND TO PLAN ATTACKS AGAINST TARGETS IN THE UNITED STATES.))
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So U-S officials put America back on a high state of alert.
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((FOR ALL AMERICANS WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU CONTINUE WITH PLANS FOR WORK OR LEISURE.))
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[Homeland-Security]


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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Continue your plans, but be alert and vigilant. If you see something unusual or suspect, report it.
That's the word from U-S officials.
The alert was increased based on intelligence which consists primarily of intercepted conversations between known Al Qaeda operatives.
Those operatives are talking about something big that is going to happen in the next two or three days.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Aleen /Newspath;]


Aleen Sirgany joins us live from Washington with more on the alert.
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((THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION WARNED IT COULD HAPPEN ANYTIME ... ANYWHERE. ASA HUTCHINSON/UNDERSECRETARY, HOMELAND SECURITY DEPT.: "The United States intelligence community believes that terrorists continue to plan attacks against targets in the United States." OFFICIALS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SAY THE THREATS DON'T SPECIFY A TIME OR LOCATION -- BUT THEY DO FIND THE INFORMATION CREDIBLE -- AND HAVE RAISED THE NATIONAL TERROR ALERT FROM YELLOW TO ORANGE ... SIGNIFYING A HIGH RISK OF ATTACK. THE DECISION WAS BASED PARTLY ON LAST WEEK'S BOMBINGS IN SAUDI ARABIA AND MOROCCO ... AND ON INTERCEPTED CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN AL-QAIDA OPERATIVES. COUNTER-TERRORISM EXPERTS BELIEVE AL-QAIDA IS OUT TO PROVE A POINT. RANDALL LARSEN/CBS HOMELAND SECURITY CONSULTANT: "I think it's part of the effort for Al Qaida to say 'We're back, we have not gone away.'" EVEN THOUGH OFFICIALS ARE URGING THE PUBLIC TO BE MORE VIGILANT, THE ALERT IS AIMED MAINLY AT STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT.
HUTCHINSON: "We expect them to make judgments based upon their knowledge of the threats in their own arena and based upon their own security plans." PLANS THAT ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN EFFECT BY THE UPCOMING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. BUT MANY STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS -- ALREADY STRAPPED FOR CASH -- SAY THEY MAY NOT HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY FOR THE ADDED SECURITY. DURING THE IRAQ WAR, THEY PAID NEARLY TWO-BILLION DOLLARS ... MOSTLY IN OVERTIME. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON. NOW BACK TO YOU.))
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[Terror-Alert]


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Roanoke Police found out about the higher threat level through the media, but and a spokesman says officials have not received word on any specific concern or threat in the Roanoke area.
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So far, the warning hasn't brought any apparent changes in security at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
Officials there say will act on directives from the Department of Homeland Security or the Transportation Security Administration, but this afternoon they had not received any instructions to alter their public security procedures.
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[Cable-Rates]


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They're going up again.
Adelphia cable is raising rates for the fourth time in three years in the city of Danville.
And customers and city leaders are not happy about it. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin / Newsroom Pod; ]


Justin McLeod is here to tells what action the city may take. Justin?
Jean, right now no, but the future may be different so do stay tuned.
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Adelphia cable defends the increases saying it is the cost of doing business and it has to pass it onto the consumer.
But many residents in Danville say they've heard it all before and too often.
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Beginning June first, basic cable service will go up 2 dollars and 76 cents bringing the monthly cost to nearly 47 dollars.
That is more than ten dollars higher than it was two years ago.
Adelphia Cable says it has no choice since program fees continue to rise.
But the latest increase has prompted city officials to look into the possibility of getting into the cable business.

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((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE MAYOR: SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD WE MAY BE APPLYING AND LOOKING AT THE STATE AND ASKING FOR THAT PERMISSION. THEY'RE ONLY TWO COMMUNITIES IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA THAT HAVE THAT AUTHORITY. THAT'S BRISTOL AND ABINGDON AT THIS POINT AND WHO KNOWS WHAT THE FUTURE MAY HOLD BUT RIGHT NOW OUR HANDS ARE PRETTY MUCH TIED.)) ((JEAN ELKINS/DANVILLE RESIDENT: I THINK IT'S TOO MUCH OF AN INCREASE. I CAN SEE MAYBE A DOLLAR OR A DOLLAR QUARTER BUT NOT AS MUCH AS THREE DOLLARS.))
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To help offset the increase, Adelphia will discontinue charging customers a monthly fee for an extra outlet.
The cable company also points out it has recently spent more than 17-million dollars to provide customers with high speed internet access and digital cable.
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Currently, Adelphia is the only cable provider in Danville.
The contract is however up and the city is in talks about renewing that contract.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Newsroom Pod;]


Jean, the mayor says the latest increase will play a role in negotiations.

[Danville-Board]


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If you live in Danville also plan on paying more to use a cell phone. City Council moved forward with a plan to raise the monthly cell phone tax from 90 cents to three dollars.
When it comes to school decisions in Danville there will be one new face on the school board- and some familiar ones as well.
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Tonight, city council narrowed the field from eight candidates to three.
Council members voted to appoint Renee Hughes to a three year term on the school board.
They also voted to reappoint Rebecca Bolton and George Wilson.
Members say it is important to have familiar faces on the school board since the city will be getting a new superintendent July first.
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[County-Fire]


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Fire damaged a home in Roanoke County late this afternoon.
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Crews were called to a home on Sinsmore Road in the Mount Pleasant area about 5 o-clock.
The house sustained heavy damage, especially from the smoke.
No one was injured.
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[Labor-Talks]


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This week marks just the beginning of contract talks for General Electric workers around the country.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape;]

Employees at Salem's G-E Plant are among those whose contract expires next month. They walked the picket line in January hoping for some leverage in negotiations. The major issues are affordable health insurance and job security. A local union president is in New York as a member of the bargaining committee.
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((ROY ROGERS/IUE-CWA LOCAL PRESIDENT; IF WE CAN'T REACH A HEALTH CARE POSITION THAT COULD VERY WELL MEAN ANOTHER STRIKE I THINK THEY'RE AWARE OF THAT I THINK WE'RE AWARE OF IT ALSO THAT IT WOULD LEAD TO THAT WE'RE TRYING TO WORK SOMETHING OUT.))
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[OUT Q=SOMETHING OUT.]
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Meanwhile, labor talks are also underway for Goodyear employees in Danville. Day to day operations remain normal at the plant while discussions continue in Cincinnati. Local union officials say a negotiating committee has already rejected an initial offer made by Goodyear.
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[Norfolk-Businesses]


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Military families aren't the only ones eagerly awaiting the return of soldiers and sailors from the war in Iraq.
Businesses near military bases are hoping they're back soon too.
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Hampton Roads businesses say they can't wait for the sailors, airmen and Marines to come home.
Some economic experts are forecasting one of the best Memorial Day weekends ever when it comes to retail sales in the area.
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((JEFF OWENS/VOLKSWAGEN DEALER; NUMBER ONE THEY USUALLY COME BACK IN WITH LOTS OF MONEY AND IT'S ALWAYS EXCITING TO SEE THE TROOPS COME BACK IN TOWN BECAUSE IT DOES BRING US A LITTLE TINY SPIKE IN OUR BUSINESS.))
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With the return of the Truman aircraft carrier group and Memorial Day weekend, officials say this will most likely be one of the biggest retail weeks of the year since most of these crews are based in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
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A mad cow scare will keep Canadian beef out of the U-S, but the industry is reeling.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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Plus this bridge in Central Virginia has been the scene of many suicides.
Now some want the government to step in and make it safer.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, folks. Travis Wells back in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up, the Big East meetings come to a rather uneventful close. Duke and Maryland get the ACC Baseball Tournament started and the Alleghany High School has a new head Mountaineer. Plus, this Northside Viking picks up the Don Holliday Scholarship. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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The annual Big East spring meetings ended tonight as promised without any resolution.
Mike Stevens has details from Ponte Vedra (Ponta VEE-dra), Florida.
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[Suicide-Bridge]


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Some Lynchburg residents are pressuring their city to do something about a bridge that's been the scene of a number of suicides over the years.
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The last suicide on the Rivermont Bridge came in August, 2001, when 38-year-old Theresa Wilkerson jumped to her death off the 100-foot high span.
Supporters want the city to install higher railings on the bridge.. a project that would cost almost a quarter million dollars.
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((ROBERT POIGNANT/VA ORGANIZING PROJECT: THERE IS NO PRICE TO BE PUT UPON A HUMAN LIFE. I AM SURE THAT MANY OF OUR COUNCILMEN HAVE INSURANCE POLICIES IN EXCESS OF THE 226-THOUSAND DOLLARS THAT'S INVOLVED HERE. THE LIFE OF A HUMAN BEING IS WORTH MORE THAN 226-THOUSAND DOLLARS.))
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Poignant (POYN-yent) says a higher railing would provide an immediate barrier to suicidal persons who might then seek counseling for their problems.
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[Charlotte-Crash]


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Investigators looking into the cause of the U-S Airways Express crash in Charlotte are now focusing on maintenance done on the plane.
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Outside contractors apparently set the devices that affect pilot controls two nights before the crash.
At a National Transportation Safety Board hearing today an investigator said the crew did not have enough control to steer the plane out of its steep climb after takeoff.
Safety experts have found the plane's elevator control cables may have been improperly set.
All 21 people were killed when the plane crashed.
The plane started its day in Lynchburg before heading to Charlotte but no one from this area was on the flight that crashed.
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[Mad-Cow]


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Canadian officials have confirmed the first case of mad cow disease in that country in over a decade.
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A cow in Alberta, Canada's top cattle producing province, tested positive for mad-cow disease after it had been slaughtered last winter. An official with the Canadian Beef Export Federation says it's an isolated case of an eight year old cow and the animal did not enter the food chain.
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((SHIRLEY MCCLELLAN/FOOD AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:THE SYSTEM WORKED, THE PROVENTIAL INSPECTOR TOOK THE ANIMAL, CONDEMNED IT AND THEN ALL THE NECESSARY STEPS WHICH ARE IN PLACE FOR THIS VERY REASON OCCURED.))
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[VO-NAT]

But the report sent a major chill through the U-S -triggering a ban of Canadian cattle, sheep and goats as well as meat and other products. The news also sparked a sell-off in food-related stocks such as hamburger giant McDonald's. The U-S agriculture department said the threat of transmission of the disease to animals in the United States was very low. It plans no further measures.
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He was getting burned out in the pizza business, so he let his hunger to teach take over.
Now Billy Tresky's a teacher of the year.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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((NAT MUSIC))
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And Country music's superstars tune up for tomorrow night's awards.
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[Commercial]

[Tresky]


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When he couldn't find a teaching job in the mid-90's, Billy Tresky (TREH-ski) opened a pizza restaurant instead.
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[V/O-NAT ] Chico and Billy's was a successful venture. But Tresky got tired of working 90 hours a week, AND he still wanted to teach. So he sold his interest in the restaurant.
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((DO YOU KNOW WHO WAS PRESIDENT IN THE 60'S? ASK NOT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY... KENNEDY. ))
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In his first year of teaching history at Cave Spring High School, the students have voted him "Teacher of the Year."


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((WILLIAM TRESKY/CAVE SPRING H.S. TEACHER: I THINK THE LORD GIVES PEOPLE GIFTS AND ONE OF MY GIFTS IS COMMUNICATING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE. RYAN POLLOCK/STUDENT: HE MAKES THINGS FUN. MORE INTERACTIVE AND STUFF, INSTEAD OF JUST COPYING NOTES, STUDYING, TAKE THE TEST.))
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Now that he's finally gotten to use his teaching certificate, Tresky says he wishes he could call HIS high school teachers and apologize.
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[Mars-Explore]


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Life on Mars. Could it really be?
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[VO-NAT 15.5]


Now, in less than two weeks the European Space Agency will launch the most extensive exploration to try and find out.
The project is led by the European Union but it incorporates technology developed by teams in the U-S, Russia, Japan and China.
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((RUDOLF SMITH/PROJECT DIRECTOR: THINK PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE WORLD WILL WORK ON THE DATA AND THEREFORE WILL UNIFY MANKIND GIVING A GOAL WHICH IS TO FIND WATER AND LIFE ON MARS.))
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[OUT Q=AND LIFE ON MARS.]
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[Vo-Nat 19 plus pad]
After blast off, the module will travel for six months to reach Mars, then it will release a roving unit to travel around the surface to send back photographs and mineral sample data.
The rover will also analyze gas samples and drill below the surface to search for evidence that life might have once existed.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up, the Big East meetings have come to a close, but the ACC baseball tourney is just getting cranked up, plus Alleghany gets a new football coach, but first in tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The winner of the Don Holliday Memorial Scholarship is Northside senior golfer Keith Brammer. Brammer accepted the 16 thousand dollar scholarship at a ceremony at the Patrick Henry Hotel this morning.
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[S-East]


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As we told you earlier in the newscast, the Big East meetings wrapped up in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Mike Stevens has more on the day's happenings and the continued offensive against the ACC.
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[SUPER=01-Paul Dee/Miami Athletic Director; :18]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/2003 ACC Tournament; :47]
[SUPER=01-Mike Tranghese/Big East Commissioner; :57]
[SUPER=01-Perry Clark/Miami Head Basketball Coach; 1:39]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]
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[S-Duke]


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[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-137 TC12919]
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Maryland and Duke got the ACC Baseball Tournament started tonight in Salem, with the winner drawing top seeded Florida State on Wednesday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Blue Devils vs. Terrapins; :00]


There was a slight breeze tonight at the ballpark as the Devils and Terps fought for survival.
Duke would get four runs in the third inning. Troy Caradonna delivers a shot thru the hole scoring Brian Patrick from third and the Blue Devils went up 1-nothing.
[SUPER=34-Maryland/3/Duke/5/;]


Still in the third, Adam Murray drives in Tim Layden and Caradonna with a two run double making the score 3-nothing. And Duke advances 5 to 3.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[S-ACC]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Virginia battles N.C. State in tomorrow night's 8:30 quarterfinal. The Wolfpack took two of three from UVa during the regular season.
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[SUPER=01-Dennis Womack/UVa Head Baseball Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=.....evenly matched game"]
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[S-Softball]


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The Blue Ridge Softball Tournament rolled on this afternoon as Hidden Valley squared off with Northside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Titans vs. Vikings; :00]


Check out the Vikings Lindsey Jarrett get down the nice bunt. Vanessa Mahia slides in safely to make it 5-nothing Vikings.
[SUPER=34-Hidden Valley/0/Northside/7/;]

Jarrett did the rest on the mound as Northside advances by a final of 7 to nothing.
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[S-Coach]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=sma]
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We finish up with football news from Alleghany High School tonight, where
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany; :00]


Jack baker takes the reins of the Mountaineer program. Baker attended James River high school, went on to play running back at VMI and has been an assistant coach for the Keydets since 1998 where he worked with the running backs, receivers and served as recruiting coordinator. He takes over a tradition rich Alleghany program that was 3 and 7 last season.
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[SUPER=01-Jack Baker/Alleghany Football Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kenny Higgins/Alleghany Principal; :16]
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[OUT Q=.....a good fit"]
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[ACM-Rehearsal]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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From the desert to your home. Country singers are warming up their vocal chords in Vegas.
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[VO-NAT]


The biggest names in country music are rehearsing for tomorrow night's Academy of Country Music awards.
George Strait, Alan Jackson, Winona Judd and Shania Twain are just a few of the stars preparing for tomorrow night's awards show.
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