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Coming up on News 7-
Snow, sleet and ice.. all could be coming this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]


While some in the region could be in for flooding- We'll tell you why.
A captain many children grew up watching- passes away.
And police want help finding whoever left a stink bomb in a Lowes store.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[VO-NAT]


This eroded hillside has residents in one area living on edge, prompting state officials to take action.
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[SOT 13:17:08]
[IN Q=There is a danger]

((TOM ROBERTS: THERE IS A DANGER IF THERE IS A HEAVY RAIN THAT THIS EROSION WOULD GO AWAY TO THE POND AND THEN CAUSE A MAJOR FLOOD.))
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[OUT Q=a major flood]
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[Dam-Warning]


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[****ANCHOR TAG****]
Some residents in Southern Augusta County could be in for a flood of problems.
An old mining pond dam near Steeles Tavern is in danger of failing, threatening several families downstream.
Justin McLeod has more on the problem and what the state says is the solution.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co.; :00]
[SUPER=@justin1; :33]
[SUPER=01-Tom Roberts/Engineer for Dam Safety; :53]
[SUPER=01-C. A. Smith/Augusta Co. Resident; 1:37]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Augusta County]

((((NAT SOUND AT 13:18:55 SAYING "THE WATER CAME THIS ROAD AND CAME TO ABOUT WHERE WE'RE STANDING."))
C.A. Smith knows exactly the kind damage of flood can cause.
He saw it firsthand during Hurricane Isabel which hit the Augusta/Rockbridge County line pretty hard.
[SOT 13:23:05]
[IN Q=I was really shocked]

((C.A. SMITH/AUGUSTA CO. RESIDENT: I WAS REALLY SHOCKED WHEN THEY SAY WE HAD ABOUT 20 INCHES OF RAIN RIGHT HERE.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=rain right here]


As a result, this hillside just up the road on Route 608 began eroding and has only gotten worse since September.
On top of it is a four acre pond dam that is nearly fifty years old.
The problem? The dam is in danger of failing.
[SOT 13:28:53]
[IN Q=The owner wouldn't]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE OWNER WOULDN'T ALLOW OUR CAMERAS UP HERE BUT HE DID ALLOW ME TO COME UP TO SEE THE PROBLEM. AND WHAT WE FOUND IS THAT FROM WHERE I'M STANDING TO THE WATER IS LESS THAN FOUR FEET.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=less than four feet]

((NAT SOUND AT 13:20:13 SAYING "PROBABLY THE WATER WOULD JUST COME STRAIGHT DOWN THIS ROAD AGAIN."))
Residents who live down below have been told that if the dam were to fail, their homes could be in harms way.
[SOT 13:15:09]
[IN Q=If the area erodes]

((TOM ROBERTS/ENGINEER FOR DAM SAFETY: IF THE AREA ERODES OUT TO THE POND AND YOU HAVE A QUICK FAILURE WHAT YOU HAVE IS A LARGE RUSH OF WATER, IT WILL GO FROM A TRICKLE TO A FLOOD IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=in a matter of minutes]


Tom Roberts is a state engineer for dam safety.
He says it would take a significant rainfall for the top of the dam to erode through.
Some nearby residents wonder if this weekend's expected storm could cause any problems.
[SOT 13:16:19]
[IN Q=I heard there is]

((TOM ROGERS/ENGINEER FOR DAM SAFETY: I HEARD THERE IS SUPPOSE TO BE UP TO AN INCH OF SNOW WHICH EQUATES TO ABOUT A TENTH INCH OF RAINFALL WHICH USUALLY ISN'T ENOUGH TO GET WATER EVEN INTO THE POND TO START TO FILL.))
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But the state isn't taking any chances.
It has ordered the property owner to drain the pond and has warned the eight or so families who live nearby to be on alert.
[SOT 13:21:45]
[IN Q=They recommend that]

((C.A. SMITH/AUGUSTA CO. RESIDENT: THEY RECOMMEND THAT WE EVACUATE BUT I DON'T THINK WE WILL. I DON'T THINK I HAVE THAT MUCH TO WORRY ABOUT, THE WATER GETTING UP TO MY HOUSE OR ANYTHING.)) [Run08]
[OUT Q=or anything]


The problem should be alleviated this weekend.
The property owner tells us the pond will be drained Saturday morning and state officials will be on hand to make sure it happens.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Augusta County.))
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State officials say the property owner does NOT have the proper permits and as a result could face court action if he fails to drain it.

[Tax-plan]


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Supporters of Governor Warner's tax plan say it's been a good week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Yesterday Warner's proposals won the endorsement of Virginia's Chamber of Commerce.
Also this week, 26 members signed onto Senator John Chichester's reform plan.
His plan, like Warner's, advocates tax hikes combined with tax cuts.
The governor's supporters say those are strong indications that support for a general tax increase is growing.
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[SOT :45:50]
[IN Q=IT REALLY DOES GIVE]

((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: IT REALLY DOES GIVE THE GOVERNOR'S PLAN AND JOHN CHICHESTER'S PLAN ALSO A REAL MOMENTUM, A GREAT DEAL OF MOMENTUM, A REAL BOOST. DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: WE RECOGNIZE CHAMBER INDIVIDUALS ARE LEADERS IN THIS COMMONWEALTH AND WE DO PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT THEY SAY, WHETHER OR NOT THEY'VE SWAYED ANYBODY ONLY TIME WILL TELL. ))
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[OUT Q=SWAYED ANYBODY ONLY TIME WILL TELL.]
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[VO-NAT]


House leaders say it is too early in the session to tell which way the tax debate will go.
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[Museum-Funding]


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Local cultural organizations are cheering about the support they're getting in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;]

Yesterday a bi- partisan group of local delegates announced a measure to eliminate the 21- million- dollars slated for two Richmond museums.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

That's because organizations in Western Virginia aren't scheduled to receive ANY state funding. Local cultural directors say it's hard to maintain their missions of education on short purse strings.
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[SOT 27:08]
[IN Q=The outdoor classrooms]

((DEBBIE PITTS: THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOMS, THE CLASSROOMS, THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY WE PROVIDE FOR OUR CHILDREN... WE'VE GOT TO MAINTAIN THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Pitts/Explore Park Director;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=to maintain that]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Local groups say they've been forced to be creative and form partnerships to survive.
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[SOT 7:12]
[IN Q=Just in our case we've]

((STEWART HILL: JUST IN OUR CASE WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO ESTABLISH SOME UNIQUE PARTNERSHIPS, FOR EXAMPLE, WE WORKED WITH TANGLEWOOD MALL LAST SUMMER TO HOST AN OFF- SITE EXHIBIT, A DINOSAUR EXHIBIT WHICH WAS EXTREMELY WELL ATTENDED AND WE WERE ABLE TO FOCUS THAT FUNDING FOR OUR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.))
[SUPER=01-Stewart Hill/Science Museum Director;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=one thing we've been able to do.]
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[VO-NAT]

Hill says he doesn't want other organizations to lose funding, but hopes the system will be revised with ALL Virginians in mind.
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[Lowes-Illness]


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Roanoke City Police are asking for your help identifying whoever caused a stink at a Lowe's near Crossroads Mall yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]

Police released this security camera photo in hopes of identifying the man. Police believe he released a stink bomb near a cash register at the store shortly before four yesterday afternoon.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday]

The aroma sent seven people to the hospital with varying degrees of dizziness, vomiting and nausea. A Haz-Mat team then inspected the store which was closed for more than an hour.
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[WIPE TO CRIMELINE FS] Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Line at 344-8500.
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[D'ville-Robbery]


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Danville Police say a bank robbery today was their fourth robbery report in less than 24 hours.
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[VO-NAT]


Police were called to the Main Street branch of Virginia Bank and Trust at 10:43 this morning after a man handed a note to a teller demanding money.
He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Police say the suspect is about 30 years old, weighs 200 pounds and stands five feet nine inches tall. He has a trimmed beard, and was wearing blue jeans and a multi-colored top.
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[Danville-Minister]


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Whenever they need him.. day or night.. he's there to help.
Danville police want to make sure the Reverend Larry Hill knew they appreciated his work.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Hill was presented with a community service award today for his years of operating the Claiborne Street homeless shelter.
He houses and feeds people who usually have nowhere else to turn.
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[SOT 10:16:13]
[IN Q=There's no other]

((REV. LARRY HILL/AWARD RECIPIENT: THERE'S NO OTHER PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO GO, WE ARE IT. AND YOU KNOW SOMETIMES PEOPLE JUDGE PEOPLE BY THE WAY THEY LOOK, BY THE WAY THEY ACT. WE GET PRISONERS OUT OF PRISON AND NOBODY WANTS THEM. THEY'VE SERVED THEIR TIME, I'M NOT SAYING WHAT THEY DID WAS RIGHT BECAUSE IT WASN'T BUT WE STILL TRY TO HELP.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Larry Hill/Award Recipient]
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[OUT Q=try to help.]
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[VO-NAT]


The award ceremony was a surprise to Reverend Hill who says he is honored to be recognized.
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[Tease1]
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He was the Captain of childrens television for more than 30 years.
We'll look back on the life of Bob Keeshan, better known as Captain Kangaroo.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus the state police head to Southside. They're not looking for criminals, they're looking for recruits.
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[Sports-preview]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=in sports"]
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[Keeshan]

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He spoke to a moose, got hit by ping-pong balls and as he was doing it -- became a television pioneer.
Bob Keeshan -- better known as Captain Kangaroo -- has died.
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[VO-NAT]


Keeshan created Captain Kangaroo in 1955. It premiered on CBS and by 1985 had become the longest running children's program on network television.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=why do they]

((WHY DO THEY CALL ME KANGAROO, THAT'S PRETTY EASY TO SEE, LOOK AT THIS RIGHT HERE, YOU SEE GREAT BIG POCKETS, JUST LOADED DOWN, I'VE GOT POCKETS LIKE A KANGAROO.))
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=like a kangaroo.]
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[VO-NAT]


The show saw changes over it's long run. Mr. Moose and Bunny Rabbit were still fixtures, but Keeshan lost his famous side kick Mr. Green Jeans when Hugh Granham (Gran-um) died.
But over his 76 years of life, Keeshan's devotion to children never dimmed.
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[Captain-Kangaroo]


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[VO-NAT :14]
[SUPER=03- Roanoke/December 1994;]

Bob Keeshan visited Roanoke a couple times, once in 1994 to help celebrate the opening of the First Union Child Development Center.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 1987;]

He also visited the Star City in 1987 to serve as keynote speaker at a Parent-Child Seminar.
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[SOT 1:35:34 - 1:35:48]
[IN Q=We as parents...]

((BOB KEESHAN/"CAPTAIN KANGAROO": WE ARE PARENTS...THE MESSAGE TO OUR CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=10-Bob Keeshan/"Captain Kangaroo"/December 1987;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=the message to our children.]
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[VO-NAT :06]

Keeshan's main message was that times change but kids don't and that every child needs to feel worthy.
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[State-Police]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=03-47 TC1:47:40]
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If you have the credentials, Virginia State Police has the jobs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

State Police hope to hire nearly 200 people statewide this year and they're starting their recruitment campaign in Martinsville. Officials say anyone who's ever had an interest in law enforcement should come out and see that there's something for everyone.
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[SOT 08:45]
[IN Q=I think there's a ]

((SGT. TOM FOSTER/STATE POLICE: I THINK THERE'S A MISCONCEPTION ABOUT THE STATE POLICE THAT WE'RE A TRAFFIC ORIENTED ONLY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, BUT IN FACT, WE'RE A FULL SERVICE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO DO EVERYTHING FROM PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILING TO CRASH RECONSTRUCTION.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tom Foster/State Police;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=to crash reconstruction]
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[VO-NAT]

Troopers will be on hand to demonstrate everything State Police has to offer. Foster says the department hopes to hold an academy this summer followed by another next January. Recruitment is being held tomorrow at the National Guard Armory in Martinsville from noon to four.
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[Limbaugh]


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Rush Limbaugh's lawyer is calling the response of Florida prosecutor's "preposterous." Prosecutors rejected a plea deal proposed by Limbaugh's lawyer.
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[VO-NAT]

The attorneys for the embattled radio talk show host wrote in a December 11th communiqu� (communi-kay) to prosecutors that Limbaugh would be willing to enter a drug treatment program rather than face criminal convictions. Prosecutors were willing to deal as long as Limbaugh pleaded guilty to doctor shopping.. agreed to face probation, attend drug treatment, and be subjected to random drug testing. The two sides could not agree.
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[Anchor=Jean]
[Graphic=HOLD]

In the meantime, both sides are still waiting an appellate court ruling that could allow prosecutors to use Limbaugh's personal records.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
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Winter weather's headed our way.
Robin has the weekend forecast when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And when the mercury drops... space heaters work overtime.
How to keep them working safely next.
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[Commercial]

[Space-Heater]


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Recent cold and bitter weather have many consumers scrambling to find ways to keep warm. But in doing so, many are putting themselves in danger. Julie Vallese has more on how space heaters can keep a home warm, but come with potentially deadly side effects.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=ALMOST A DEATH A DAY]
[SUPER=01-Hal Stratton/Consumer Product Safety Commision; :06]
[SUPER=01-Julie Vallese/Reporting; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=WASHINGTON, I'M JULIE VALLESE]

((ALMOST A DEATH A DAY.
--sot--

We've had 49 deaths from space heater fires since december 1st that we know of during this time of year we see a spike an increase in deaths due to space heater fires. --TRACK-- THE RECENTLY COLDER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE CREATED A GREATER RISK FOR CONSUMERS AS THEY LOOK FOR WAYS TO KEEP WARM. SPACE HEATERS ARE DESIGNED TO TAKE THE CHILL OUT OF A ROOM. AND IF YOU THINK THEY DON'T PUT OFF ENOUGH HEAT TO DO DAMAGE - THINK AGAIN. THIS DEMONSTRATION SHOWS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A SPACE HEATER IS PUT TO CLOSE TO FLAMMABLES.
--sot--

For the last year that we have full data we saw about 190 deaths from space heater fires in the United States. --TRACK-- USING SPACE HEATERS DOES REQUIRE USING SOME COMMON SENSE - DON'T USE THEM TO HEAT ROOMS OVERNIGHT AND TURN THEM OFF BEFORE LEAVING A ROOM.
--sot--

To use them conveniently isn't to use them safely. --TRACK-- TO DO THAT STRATTON SAYS CONSUMERS SHOULD PLACE HEATERS ABOUT 3 FEET FROM ANY FLAMMABLE SUCH AS DRAPES FURNITURE OR PAPER, ONLY USE NEWER MODELS THAT HAVE AN AUTOMATIC SHUTOFF IF KNOCKED OVER AND MAKE SURE IT IS PLACED IF POSSIBLE ON A NON FLAMMABLE SURFACE. JULIE TAG: MANY OF THE DEATHS WERE IN SITUATIONS WHERE SMOKE ALARMS WERE NON EXISTENT OR NOT WORKING - AND CONSIDERING SPACE HEATERS CAN PUT OFF CARBON MONOXIDE - SAFETY OFFICIALS ARE URGING CONSUMERS TO MAKE SURE SMOKE ALARMS AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS ARE IN PLACE AND IN WORKING ORDER. IN WASHINGTON, I'M JULIE VALLESE.))

[NY-Snow]


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It takes a lot of snow to slow things down in upstate New York.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fulton, NY]


Today two feet fell in a short time and that was enough to bury the city of Fulton- north of Syracuse.
A state of emergency was declared as the region gets pummeled by lake effect snow.
Police are prohibiting any unnecessary travel there.
Whiteout conditions are reported in some parts of Oswego county and snow squalls continued to blow off of Lake Ontario.
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[S-Extra]


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High school hoops, highlights from the Dazzle's big win, and Big Orange wrestling
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Melbourne, Australia/ESPN; :00]


But first our extra point. At the Australian Open, Andre Agassi (AG'-uh-see) advanced with a 6-love, 6-3, 6-3 win over Sweden's Thomas Enqvist (EHNK'-vist), Agassi moves to the round of 16 and extends his Australian win streak to 24 straight matches. Andy Roddick also beat Taylor Dent 6-2, 6-love and 6-2.
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[go to scores] [go to break]
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[RUNS=:35]
[OUTCUE=last score."]
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[S-Vikings]


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Lets start with high school hoops on this Friday night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Blue Demons vs. Vikings; :00]


Billy Pope had his Vikings ready defend their home court
against a dangerous Christiansburg team.
In the second quarter, watch Northside's Ryan Frazier take the rock all the way in himself for the lay up.
Then, the Vikings Keith Carter makes the nice inside pass to Pete Hunt and he does the wrest with the baby [SUPER=33-

Christiansburg/52/Northside/55;]hook.
The Blue Demons star Jason Diggs dribbles down court, and finds the net on the tough lay up in traffic, he had 21 points. But Northside wins 55-52.
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[S-Valley]


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[ENG#=2]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Blue Demons vs. Titans; :00]


Over at Hidden Valley High school the Lady Blue Demons battled Hidden valley.
We pick it up in the third. The Titans Bre' Barrinea benefits from some nice ball movement with the short jumper.
Christiansburg's Stacey Gwynn stays tough on the boards, collects the rebound and scores underneath. Titans [SUPER=3

3-Hidden Valley/48/Christiansburg/27;]up 41-20.
Hidden Valley's Laura Semon dishes to Allison Rooney who rips rope from just inside the three point line. Titans win 48-27.
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[S-Dazzle]


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The Dazzle played host to the Columbus Riverdragons tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Riverdragons vs. Dazzle; :00]


The girls scouts came out in full force to watch the 11 and 7 Dazzle beat the 5 and 15 Riverdragons.
Former Maryland Terrapins star and now Columbus forward Terrence Morris makes the nice spin move and hits the short J.
[SUPER=33-Roanoke/80/Columbus/69;]Then, Courtney James rips rope from just inside the arc, but Dazzle still had the lea

d in final two minutes of the game.
Kevin Owens polishes off Columbus with the basket under the iron, Roanoke wins 80 to 69 despite being out rebounded and out shot.
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[S-Wrestle]


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Day one of the Big Orange Wrestling tournament at William Byrd is in the books.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]


The Two day tournament involves 224 wrestlers from 16 different area teams. Christiansburg is back to defend its title and while the Blue Demons are chasing a third straight Big Orange crown, everyone agrees this year's field is the toughest to date.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Gary Walthal/Tournament Director; :00]
[SUPER=01-Emanuel Brown/Franklin Co. Wrestling Coach; :20]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=....good competition here this year"]
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[S-Panthers]


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[TAPE#=SP-154 14124TC]
[GRAPHIC=SUPER BOWL 38]
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Carolina is picked to lose to the Patriots in Super Bowl 38. But as far as work ethic, Mike Stevens says they are winners.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=04-2004 NFC Playoffs; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jermaine Wiggins/Panthers Tight End; :17]
[SUPER=01-John Fox/Panthers Head Coach; :31]
[SUPER=01-Dan Morgan/Panthers Linebacker; :44]
[SUPER=@mike1; :53]
[SUPER=01-Brentson Buckner/Panthers Defensive Tackle; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Proehl/Panthers Wide Receiver; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Wall]


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[WRITER=sma]
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Race officials tell The Associated Press that Daytona and Talladega will be the next tracks to add the soft walls.
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Daytona hopes to have them in place by the July third Pepsi 400. Talladega hopes to have the barriers on the outside walls in all four turns in time for the Aaron's 499 on April 25th. The walls are in Indianapolis, Richmond, New Hampshire, Phoenix and Homestead-Miami.
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After two days of no communication- today a signal from the Mars Rover spirit- but experts say the rover has some critical problems.
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The Rover was able to send back limited information for about twenty minutes today.
Engineers think the rover has some sort of hardware problem that's messed up the rover's software.
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((PETE THEISINGER/MARS ROVER PROJECT MANAGER; THERE IS NO INDICATION THAT WE HAVE ANY POWER PROBLEM OR A THERMAL ISSUE. THERE IS AN INDICATION THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO SLEEP AT NIGHT THAT WE'VE BEEN UP FOR A LOT OR MOST OF BOTH NIGHTS WE'RE LOOKING INTO WHAT THINGS CAN CAUSE THAT TO TAKE PLACE.))
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Scientists say that could run the Spirits batteries down.
Engineers say the spirit can stay in its current condition for awhile as they work on the problem.
Meanwhile another U-S Mars rover is scheduled to land tomorrow night.
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