[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Shan]

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[WRITER=syo]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

A Florida girl is still missing even as police question a suspect. Plus, why would your grocery store call you and would you even mind? How your discount card could save your life.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

And the Tech men score an upset on the court.
News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=VidOpen]



[ENG#=2]
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[VO-NAT :06]


A suspect is being questioned in connection with the disappearance of an eleven-year-old Florida girl.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening. I'm Shannon Young in for Jean Jadhon.

[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=syo]
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[ENG#=3]
The Sheriff's department in Sarasota won't discuss the charges against Joseph P. Smith but say they are unrelated

to the disappearance of Carlie Brucia Sunday. Investigators say they were lead to Smith by a tip from a citizen. Meantime, Carlie is still missing. Drew Levinson reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The search may be over...]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Jeff Bell/Sarasota Co. Sherrif's Department; :15]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News; :47]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Sarasota, Florida]

((The search may be over for the man who allegedly kidnapped Florida 6th grader Carlie Brucia. Authorities have arrested Joseph P. Smith and though he's being held on unrelated charges Police say they feel they've got their man.
SOT:

Capt. Jeff Bell
Sarasota County Sherrif's office:

we have strong evidence to suggest that he is in fact, the perpetrator. The 11-year old was walking home alone from her friend's house just after 6 sunday night. She took a short cut behind a closed car wash. The car wash surveillance camera captured the rest... A man with tattoos on his arms and wearing a uniform appears to confront Carlie then grab her and drag her away. Smith is said to have multiple tattoos on his arms, back, chest and legs. Authorities would not give any information regarding the details of Smith's arrest or the charges he's facing.
(STANDUP)

POLICE SAY SMITH IS A KNOWN DRUG FELON AND HE LIVES NEAR THE GIRL AND THE CARWASH. HE BECAME A SUSPECT AFTER A TIP WAS PHONED INTO POLICE. Smith's car is being combed by investigators for clues.
SOT:

Capt. Jeff Bell
Sarasota County Sherrif's office:

however we want to continue to receive phone calls and support from the community that investigates where and when joseph smith was. Now, with Smith in custody, investigators are still searching for the little girl
SOT:
Capt. Jeff Bell / Sarasota County Sherrif's office:

please consider this as a focus now to find carlie and to bring her home. Police now call their efforts an "ongoing, dynamic investigation" and insist they are working relentlessly to bring Carlie home.
Drew Levinson, CBS News, Sarasota, Florida.))



[Roanoke-Schools]


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The second effort for an elected school board in Roanoke ends in a second failure.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Month]


The Roanoke Education Association has been trying to put a referendum on the May ballot that if passed would allow voters to directly elect school board members.
The group needed nearly five thousand signatures but collected just two thousand.
Today was the deadline to turn in those signatures.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]


It's a different story in Danville, where supporters needed about 28-hundred signatures.
They collected more than 37-hundred.
A judge must now certifiy those signatures before school board candidates will officially be put on the May 4th ballot.

[Makeup-Days]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=rde]
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[ENG#=1]


With more wintery weather possible tomorrow night, many school districts are starting to worry about all the snow days that are piling up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


School systems across the region are trying to figure out how to deal with the lost time.
Montgomery County Schools have already missed nine days and more rural places like Grayson County are going on 13 days.
Teachers say the missed days don't just disrupt class, they also stress out the students.
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[SOT:2:34:44:00 ]
[IN Q=It's also]

((CRYSTAL FENTRESS:IT'S ALSO STRESSFUL TO THEM BECAUSE YOU'RE PUSHING THEM FINISH THIS. IT'S HARD TO SAY TAKE YOUR TIME WITH YOUR HANDWRITING WHEN YOU REALLY JUST KNOW THAT YOU NEED TO SPEND 15 MINUTES ON THIS ACTIVITY TO MOVE ON SO YOU CAN MAKE UP WHAT YOU'VE MISSED.))
[SUPER=01-Crystal Fentress/Christiansburg Primary School Teacher]
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[OUT Q=you've missed.]
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[VO-NAT]


Each school system handles makeup days differently.
Parents will likely get a letter explaining any calender changes.
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[Confed-history]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A lawmaker's attempt to bring back Confederate History Month has failed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Virginia Senate today killed a resolution recognizing April as a time to learn about the state's confederate history.
Black lawmakers called the measure a "slap in the face of African Americans."
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[SOT 1:01:19]
[IN Q=CONFEDERATE SYMBOLS SHOULD NOT BE HONORED]

((SENATOR LOUISE LUCAS/D-PORTSMOUTH: CONFEDERATE SYMBOLS SHOULD NOT BE HONORED. THEY ARE CRUEL REMINDERS OF THE GONEBY ERA OF SLAVERY. SENATOR CHARLES HAWKINS/R-CHATHAM: THIS RESOLUTION IS SIMPLY A CONTINUATION OF WHAT GOVERNORS HAVE BEEN DOING. NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS. IT IS NOT MEANT TO OFFEND, IT IS MEANT TO EDUCATE.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Louise Lucas/(D) Portsmouth; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Hawkins/(R) Chatham; :07]
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[OUT Q=NOT MEANT TO OFFEND, IT IS MEANT TO EDUCATE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Former Governors George Allen and Jim Gilmore proclaimed Confederate History Month when they were in office.
So far, Governor Mark Warner has not.
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[Bank-Robberies]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Roanoke police now believe two robberies at the Wachovia Bank on Grandin Road are related.
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[VO-NAT]


These are surveillance photos of the suspect from the January 21st robbery and yesterday's foiled heist.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday]


Bystanders grabbed Van Martin, Junior as he left the bank yesterday.
Police have already charged him with that incident, and say charges are pending against him for the January 21st robbery.
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[Discount-Cards]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jus]
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[GRAPHIC=None]


If you bought something that could potentially harm you, you would want to know about it, right?
But what if we told you may have to give up some of your privacy for that piece of mind?
That is at the heart of debate over grocery store discount cards. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now to tell us all about it. Justin?
Shannon, most of us have at least one or two of these cards.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


They often give us extra savings but they also tell the store about our spending habits.
Recently, a Washington State grocery chain used that information to warn customers who purchased potentially contaminated meat during the mad cow scare.
[ENG#=4]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :]


Locally, Kroger says it did the same thing a few years back for a beef recall but decided aganist doing it for last week's recall of Roast Beef.
A company spokesperson says it only does it on rare occasions and some customers we talked to say they're ok with that.
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[SOT 15:01:37; 15:20:54; 14:49:08]
[IN Q=It could save my life]

((JOHN SCHULTZ: IT COULD SAVE MY LIFE AND THAT IS WHY I WOULD WANT KROGER TO NOTIFY ME OF THAT.)) ((JENNIFER MULLINS: I WOULD DEFINETELY WANT THEM TO CALL AND NOTIFY ME. I HAVE A 21 MONTH OLD SON THAT I WOULDN'T TO GET SICK.)) ((SHIRLEY WITT: I WOULD BE MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE KNOWING THAT WAS THEIR POLICY.))
[SUPER=01-John Schultz; :00 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Mullins; :05]
[SUPER=01-Shirley Witt; :11 (QUICK)]
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[OUT Q=that was their policy]
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[VO-NAT]


When you use the cards it gives the store a detailed record of all the items you purchased along with your name, address, and phone number.
But some say if that information is used to contact you about a recall, it's an invasion of privacy.
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[SOT 15:24:02; 15:15:45; 15:11:28]
[IN Q=If they're calling]

((NEELAM GOSWAMI: IF THEY'RE CALLING EVERYBODY THAT MEANS THEY ARE KEEPING TRACK OF EVERYBODY'S CREDIT AND RECORD OF EVERYTHING THEY BUY.)) ((PAIGE STUHR: I WOULDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT BUT THAT IS JUST ME. I UNDERSTAND THAT SOME PEOPLE WOULD BUT I WOULD APPRECIATE IT.)) ((BETH SIMMONS: I'M NOT TOO WORRIED ABOUT THEM KNOWING WHAT FOODS I BUY. I AM SURE THEY DO THAT FOR CONSUMER REASONS TO FIGURE OUT WHICH COUPONS THEY ARE GOING TO PUSH AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE, THAT DOESN'T REALLY BOTHER ME.))
[SUPER=01-Neelam Coswami; :00]
[SUPER=01-Paige Stuhr; :08]
[SUPER=01-Beth Simmons; :13]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=REALLY BOTHER ME]
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[VO-NAT]


Many stores do in fact send you coupons based on the items you've purchased but as Kroger points out you can request not to receive them.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


The company also says it never sells or shares your personal information with a third party.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Shannon, the reason Kroger did not contact its customers directly about last week's Roast Beef recall is because it was nationwide and it got a lot of media attention. It would also be nearly impossible to call everyone since it affected thousands of people.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=V10]


Presidential Politics will come to Roanoke tomorrow night.
Details on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And find out what Justin Timberlake has to say about that Super Bowl slip up.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[ENG#=1]
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[OUT Q=THE BIG 7."]

(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports Office as the Tech upset 23rd ranked Providence tonight. Radford puts the wood on VMI at the Dedmon Center. Maryland and UVa hook up on Your Hometown Station. And we'll take a look at today's activity on National Signing Day. Tonight on the Big 7.))
[Gay-Marriage]

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[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=syo]
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"Deeply troubling". That's how the White House describes today's ruling on gay marriage by the high court in Massachusetts.
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[VO-NAT :15]

The court found that civil unions aren't good enough -- that gay couples should be given equal marriage rights under the state's constitution. The ruling means same-sex marriage licenses can be issued in Massachusetts starting May 17th.
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[SOT :44 - :51]
[IN Q=We'll be able to provide...]

((HILLARY GOODRIDGE/PLAINTIFF: WE'LL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE OUR DAUGHTER, WITH ALL OF THE PROTECTIONS AND BENEFITS POSSIBLE TO HAVE A HAPPY AND STABLE FAMILY.))
[SUPER=01-Hillary Goodridge/Plaintiff;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=happy and stable family.]
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[VO-NAT :08]

The White House Press Secretary says the decision amounts to the kind of meddling President Bush warned about in his State of the Union speech.
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[SOT 1:03 - 1:09]
[IN Q=Activist judges should not...]

((SCOTT MCCLELLAN/WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: ACTIVIST JUDGES SHOULD NOT BE REDEFINING MARRIAGE BY COURT ORDER, WITHOUT REGARD TO THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Scott McClellan/White House Press Secretary;]

[RUNS-:06]
[OUT Q=without regard to the will of the people.]
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[VO NAT :08] McClellan says the White House is reviewing the decision and that a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage may be needed.
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[Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The Democratic Presidential candidates are working to win over Southwest and Central Virginia voters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

At John Edwards' campaign headquarters in Roanoke the mood is upbeat. Volunteers are calling voters to let them know Edwards is coming to the area. Commercials for the Senator began airing in the Commonwealth yesterday, and after winning the South Carolina primary and finishing a close second in Oklahoma the Edwards camp feel like it's a two man race.
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[SOT@2:15:27]
[IN Q=His campaign..]

((ZACK WINEBURG/EDWARDS CAMPAIGN REP; HIS CAMPAIGN ABOUT LIFTING PEOPLE UP, HE HAS A POSITIVE MESSAGE, AN OPTIMISTIC VISION - HE'S ABOUT STRENGTHENING OUR MIDDLE CLASS -HE HAS A PLAN HE'S WRITTEN DOWN CALLED REAL SOLUTIONS FOR AMERICA.))

[SUPER=01-Zack Wineburg/Edwards Campaign Rep.]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=solutions for America.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=Edwards]

Edwards will hold a rally tomorrow night at 7:00 at Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke.
He also has appearances scheduled at Virginia Tech and at George Wythe High school in Wytheville Friday morning.
[SS=Clark]

Wesley Clark will stop in Roanoke and Lynchburg on Friday, though he's focusing more on Tuesday's primary in Tennessee.

[Woman-Deported]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=cdo]
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An illegal imigrant on the verge of being deported is leaving behind more than the American dream. She is also leaving her children.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH;]

Amini Silmi turned herself over authorities today after staying in the U-S for 11 years on an expired visa. She is expected to be deported which would force her to leave behind her three U-S born children.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=if you were in our situation;]

((AYAD SILMI/DAUGHTER IF YOU WERE IN OUR SITUATION AND THEY'RE TRYING TO SEPARATE YOU GUYS FROM THEIR CHILDREN, HOW IS THEIR FUTURE GOING TO BE RAISED WITHOUT THEIR MOTHER?))
[SUPER=01-Ayad Silmi/Daughter;]
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[OUT Q=going to be raised without their mother;]
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[VO-NAT]

Authorities *could* allow Silmi to stay in the states under government supervision. If she is forced to return to her native Venezuela, the children will live with her sister in Ohio.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=V10]


The precipitation's coming... question is will it be liquid or frozen?
Robin has the answer coming up.
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[VO-NAT]


And lunch is served once again... more on the recovery at a Southside restaurant hit by fire.
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[Commercial]

[Schoolfield]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
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[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


One of Danville's oldest and most popular restaurants is back in business. A fire last year forced the closure of the Schoolfield Lunch restaurant but this week it reopened with a brand new look, along with a few old faces. Myranda Stephens has more.
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[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Kirios/Schoolfield Lunch Owner; :09]
[SUPER=04-December 1; :14]
[SUPER=01-Barry Haulsee/Schoolfield Lunch Manager; :28]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Jordan/Customer; :48 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Max Littlejohn/Customer; :53 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=@Myranda2; 1:20]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Danville]

(( [***NATS @ 00:14 GET ME TWO HOT DOGS AND ONIONS HERE, TWO, 'KAY? 00:18****] [RUNS04] It's been a long time since Bill Kirios (KY-RUSS) could say that.
[SOT 5237]

[RUNS06] ((BILL KIRIOS/SCHOOLFIELD LUNCH OWNER: I'M GLAD TO BE BACK, GOT ALL MY GOOD CUSTOMERS COMING BACK IN ON ME NOW SO I'M TICKLED TO DEATH.)) [***FIRE VIDEO @ 03-36 tc 1:57:28***] Last December, a small grease fire broke out in the kitchen of his restaurant. [GO BACK TO RECENT VIDEO IF IT LOOKS GOOD!!!] At the time, he and manager, Barry Haulsee thought the repairs would only take a few days ... instead, it took more than two months.
[SOT 4842]

[RUNS10] ((BARRY HAULSEE/RESTAURANT MANAGER: THE REASON IT TOOK TWO MONTHS, DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS WHEN THIS HAPPENED, SO MANY PLACES THAT WERE PROVIDING EQUIPMENT FOR BACK THERE WERE CLOSED.)) The Schoolfield Lunch restaurant has been serving customers since 1927. [***SHOW TWO-SHOT HERE OF CHUCK AND MAX EATING @ 1:05***] So it's eight-and-a-half week closure was a disappointment, to say the least, for many of its customers.
[SOT 452]

[RUNS06] ((CHUCK JORDAN/CUSTOMER: THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD'S BEEN ON A HUNGER STRIKE, KEPT WAITING FOR THEM TO OPEN BACK UP.))
[SOT 640]

[RUNS04] ((MAX LITTLEJOHN/CUSTOMER: I WOULD DRIVE BY HERE, FOUR OR FIVE TIMES A WEEK JUST TO CHECK AND SEE IF IT REOPEN.)) Now, the restaurant is back in business with a brand new look.
[SOT 51:47]

[RUNS12] ((BARRY: THE KITCHEN, EVEN THOUGH IT'S UPDATED THE CAFE ITSELF IT'S THE WAY IT'S ALWAYS BEEN, IT'S GOT THAT 1940s, 50s LOOK, THAT'S WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS LIKE AND THEY WOULD GET MAD AT US IF WE CHANGED IT, SO WE'RE NOT GOING TO CHANGE IT.))

Haulsee says the same goes for some of its other well-known traits, like good food and friendly service. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Danville.))


[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[ENG#=V10]

We have all of your signing news from today, plus tonight's college hoops highlights and this week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The Express plays South Carolina tomorrow night, and the team will not have Rick Kowalsky. Today he was placed on the 7 day injured list - meaning he will miss the next three and possibly the next four games.

Kowalsky has 48 points this season.
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[RUNS=:30]
[OUTCUE=last score."]
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-157 15004tc]
[GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA HOOPS]
[ENG#=1]

Virginia hosted Maryland tonight in a game played right here on WDBJ-7. The Cavs came in having lost their last two games by a combined 32 points.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Raycom-JP; :00]

The Cavs and Terps found themselves fighting to stay alive in the ACC with just two wins in league play. Elton Brown certainly came to play as he dropped in 17 points in the first half. The Cavs also took advantage of a few gratuitous bounces. Maryland's top gun was Virginia Beach native John Gilcrest. He had 21 in the first half alone.
[SUPER=33-Maryland/71/Virginia/67;]

Maryland kills UVa with 24 offensive boards and beats UVa 71 to 67.
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[S-Radford]


[ANCHOR=11pm]
[NEWSCAST=mike]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-164 TC10635]
[GRAPHIC=RU Hoops]
[ENG#=2]


Down in the New River Valley, VMI renewed its rivalry with Radford. The Highlanders were hoping to avenge an earlier loss to the Keydets, three weeks ago in Lexington.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Keydets vs. Highlanders; :00]


Radford needed a win to maintain 2nd place in the Big South standings.
Chris Goodin shot lights out for RU, finishing the night with 18 points including 4 triples.
Whit Holcomb-Faye put in 17, earning 2 on the tough drive to the rack and the Highlanders turned a 14 point halftime lead into a rout.
[SUPER=33-VMI/46/Radford/63/;]

Radee Skipworth scored 13 for VMI, but Radford cruised to the 63-46 win.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-165]
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[ENG#=3]


The Virginia Tech Hokies welcomed 23rd ranked Providence to the Cassell tonight and Seth Greenberg's boys were rude hosts against a team that knocked off UConn just over a week ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Friars vs. Hokies; :00]


Greenberg watched his team force 19 Friar turnovers in this one.
He also got his usual effort from senior Bryant Matthews. Matthews tallied 23 points and 10 rebounds including two on this tip-in of his own miss as Tech took control from the outset.
Matthews got plenty of help from freshman Coleman Collins. The big fella threw down 2 of his career high 21 right here off the nice dish.
[SUPER=33-Providence/57/Virginia Tech/69/;]

Then later, he works the paint and nails the short jumper. The Hokies pull the upset 69 to 57 over the Friars, Greenberg's first win over a ranked foe.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-169 753tc ]
[GRAPHIC=NATIONAL SIGNING DAY]
[ENG#=4]


Today was National signing day for high school seniors.
[GRAPHIC=TECH]

The Hokies signed 19 players to scholarships including Blacksburg's Sam Wheeler, Northside and Brandon Holland and
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 7, 2003; :00]

two of the state's top 5 players in wide receiver Eddie Royal and quarterback Shawn Glennon - both of state champion Westfield high.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=...HERE AT VIRGINIA TECH."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Tech is taking a wait and see approach on Charlotte's Rod Council. He's one of the Hokies' top commitments - but was arrested over the weekend in his hometown. Beamer had this to say when asked if his arrest and Marcus Vick's situation affected recruiting in the final week.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=bite]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=...EVER HELPS."]
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[vo nat con't]
[super=03-Richmond; :00]

It didn't seem to hurt at Richmond's Hermitage high school - where the Hokies got both linebacker Andrew Bowman and kicker and punter Andrew Wilcox to sign on the dotted line.
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[ENG#=1]


Virginia got 18 players today including highly touted linebacker Olu Hall, defensive back Phillip Brown and Howie Long's son Chris Long. Head coach Al Groh likes what he sees in this year's class.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/Virginia Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...work on that."]
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[VO-NAT ]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; ]

UVa picked up a couple of local players including six-foot five inch Rockbridge County lineman John Kirchner.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[S-Cedric]


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[ENG#=2]
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[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG!!!!!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Naruna; :00]


William Campbell all state running back Cedric Peerman signed with UVa this afternoon. Over the last two seasons Peerman has rushed for over four thousand yards and scored 93 touchdowns. He also led the Generals to a state championship in 2002.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Cedric Peerman/Signs with UVa; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=..thank God for the opportunity"]
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[S-Hargrave]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-156 1:52:50]
[GRAPHIC=NATIONAL SIGNING DAY]
[ENG#=3]


47 Hargrave Military Academy football players signed division one scholarship papers today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham; :00]


The Tigers break last year's record for most college football signees by one school, a mark Hargrave set last season.
15 Hargrave players are going to the ACC while 8 are headed to the SEC.
2004 ACC member Virginia Tech inks four Tigers and North Carolina also signs four. Virginia grabs one Hargrave player.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Robert Prunty/Hargrave Head Football Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brandon Flowers/Cornerback Signs with Va. Tech; :08]
[SUPER=01-Philip Brown/Cornerback Signs with UVa; :20]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=over to the next level"]
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[S-Fleming]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-154 14653 TC]
[GRAPHIC=MARSHALL]
[ENG#=4]

Marshall signed a big Roanoke Valley linebacker today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

William Fleming's Maurice Kitchens, a six foot three inch, 230 pounder was flanked by his Mom this morning as he signed with the Thundering Herd for more than football.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Maurice Kitchens/Signs with Marshall; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=......footbal program...yes!]
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[S-Sign]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=NATIONAL SIGNING DAY]

The VMI Keydets secured 9 players today including 6-3, 280 pound lineman Brandon Bryant from Appomattox. William & Mary inked 10 players including Bath Co. quarterback Jacob Phillips. And Liberty signed 10 kids including Brandon Turner from Gretna and Heritage's Pierre Penn. Franklin County's Patrick Preston also signed scholarship papers today with Hampton University.

[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-163 10328TC]
[GRAPHIC=HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY]
[ENG#=1]

Time now to check in with the Steve Mason with this week's edition of Hometown Hoops weekly.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=@steve1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Daleville; :23]
[SUPER=01-Nicci Moats/Averaging Double Figures for Her Career; :35]
[SUPER=01-Dale Moats/Nicci's Father; :56]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Northside vs. Lord Botetourt; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Pound/Lord Botetourt Head Coach; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=...HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY."]
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[TOSS TO BREAK]