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Coming up on NEws 7-
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It's not just ice and sleet this time.. but also a chance of flooding.
City republican leaders issue an ultimatum to council candidates- oppose a new stadium and they won't support you.
And it's no joke.. an accident on the set of the Late Show with David Letterman.
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[Talent=Jean]


New s7 at Eleven is next.

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[VO-NAT]


An Icy night across Western Virginia as cars and trucks run off the road.
Run off is something the National Weather Service is also worried about... when heavy rain moves in tomorrow.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[Night-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[ENG#=3]


Icy roads are causing problems across the viewing area tonight.
Emergency Crews are busy with dozens of fender benders.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa has more on tonight's conditions and a look at what could happen when the mercury starts to rise.
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[IN Q=The road may just]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Andrea Coles; :30]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; :40]
[SUPER=01-Anita Silverman/Meteorologist; :57]
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[OUT Q=RD, News 7]

((The road may just look wet, but this is case of looks being deceiving.
NATS-car driving by...
Icy patches are hiding on main roads across the region. Forcing trucks and cars into ditches and shoulders.
NATS POP-V-DOT...
V-DOT crews are trying to keep up, but there really isn't much they could do. From Interstate 81
NATS-CARS ON 460... to route 460 roads are slick.

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[SOT:14:40:19:00]
[IN Q=It's hard]

((ANDREA COLES:IT'S HARD TO JUST STAND HERE AS YOU CAN SEE, AND HARD TO SCRAPE, IT'S HARD TO STAND HERE TO GET MY CAR CLEANED TO GET HOME, BUT I'M GOING TO TRY TO BE CAREFUL AND HOPEFULLY I'LL MAKE IT.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=I'll make it.]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=Sidewalks and parking]

((RACHEL DEPOMPA:SIDEWALKS AND PARKING LOTS ARE PARTICULARLY BAD. I CAN BARELY WALK ON THIS. BE CAREFUL IN THE MORNING AND LEAVE TIME TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR CAR. )) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=of your car.]


The only thing that will really help is a rise in the temperature, but the national weather service is concerned, that could create a whole new problem tomorrow... flooding.

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[SOT:14:44:42:00 ]
[IN Q=The chance of rain is]

((ANITA SILVERMAN:THE CHANCE OF RAIN IS 100 PERCENT AND THE CHANCE OF HEAVY RAIN IS EVEN CLOSE TO 100 SO ITS JUST THE AMOUNT THAT WE'RE CONCERNED WITH. IF WE GET ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN PLUS MELTING THE SNOW AND THE ICE TONIGHT AND WHAT IS ALREADY ON THE GROUND IS ENOUGH FOR FLOODING.)) [RUNS:17]
[OUT Q=for flooding.]


Official say to keep a close eye on Friday's weather if you live near flood prone areas, and be prepared to leave if necessary. Rachel DePompa, News 7.))

[Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Mother nature also played havoc on John Edwards' plans to rally local voters.
Bad weather delayed the democratic presidential candidate's plane for several hours. [***CAMPAIGN 2004 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here with now more on his appearance tonight in Roanoke. So Justin, did people stick around?
Jean, a few left but most stayed.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


In fact, more than two hundred people stuck around to hear the Senator from North Carolina ask for help from his neighbors to the north.
He hopes a win in Virginia on Tuesday win make a strong contender for the White House.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Presidential Candidate; :31]
[SUPER=01-Mary Lynch/Roanoke Resident; :47]
[SUPER=01-Tracy Hall/Blacksburg Resident; 1:05(QUICK)]
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((((NAT SOUND OF EDWARDS ENTERING THE CAFETERIA))
Senator John Edwards arrived to enthusiastic crowds even though he was more than ninety minutes late.
Many like David Chaplin decided to wait it out.
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[IN Q=A little disappointing]

((DAVID CHAPLIN/SALEM RESIDENT: A LITTLE DISAPPOINTING BUT I THINK WELL WORTH IT.)) [Runs02]
[OUT Q=WELL WORTH IT]


Senator Edwards apologized and then quickly got down to business.
In a speech that lasted nearly twenty minutes, Edwards focused a variety of issues.
The main one?
Jobs, specifically how NAFTA has sent thousands of jobs overseas.
[SOT 14:48]
[IN Q=We start talking]

((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS: WE START TALKING ABOUT BUY AMERICAN HOW ABOUT HIRE AMERICAN SO WE KEEP JOBS IN THIS COUNTRY.))
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[OUT Q=IN THIS COUNTRY]


Edwards went on to say he wants to strengthen the working middle class.
To accomplish that, he wants to make everything fair for every American, from the tax system, health care, to education.
[SOT 30:15]
[IN Q=Things in this country]

((MARY LYNCH/ROANOKE RESIDENT: THINGS IN THIS COUNTRY THAT AREN'T FAIR FOR SO MANY PEOPLE. I'VE WORKED IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND IT'S NOT THE SAME FOR RICH KIDS AND POOR KIDS.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=and poor kids]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF EDWARDS SPEAKING))
Edwards also touched on his electability.
He says a southern Democrat can win the White House.
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[IN Q=It's about getting to the issue]

((TRACY HALL/BLACKSBURG RESIDENT: IT'S ABOUT GETTING TO THE ISSUE OF BEATING BUSH AND I THINK THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT]
[SOT 22:35]
[IN Q=The South is not]

((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS: THE SOUTH IS NOT GEORGE BUSH'S BACKYARD, IT IS MY BACKYARD AND I WILL BEAT GEORGE BUSH IN MY BACKYARD.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=IN MY BACKYARD]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


After his appearance, Edwards declined several requests for an interview.
I was however able to quickly ask him how critical is a win in Virginia, all he would say is that it is important.
Edwards will make several appearances tomorrow, one at Virginia Tech and then another at the high school in Wytheville.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Jean, we should mention Wesley Clark will be in Roanoke, Bedford and Lynchburg on Saturday and Dennis Kucinich has an appearance scheduled in Blacksburg Monday.

[City-GOP]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
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[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]


Roanoke Republicans have nominated Alice Hincker for mayor.
And tonight, another candidate stepped forward to run for City Council. [CAMPAIGN 2004 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & JoeD / NEwsroom;]


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom with more on the GOP mass meeting that also included a close vote on Victory Stadium.
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL NEwsroom]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]


Jean, there was no suspense at the top of the ticket, because alice hincker was the only republican hoping to succeed Ralph Smith.
But there was the promise of a new city council candidate, and the possibility of a fight over the party's platform.
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[IN Q=The biggest question I'm asked.]
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[SUPER=01-Wendy Jones/(R) Candidate for Roanoke City Council; :34]
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((THE BIGGEST QUESTION I'M ASKED THESE LAST FEW WEEKS IS WHO WILL WATCH THEM NOW? WHO WILL WORK AGAINST THE BIG SPENDERS.))
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[OUT Q=against the big spenders.]


Mayor Ralph Smith offered his endorsement.
And the 42 Republicans who attended the mass meeting nominated Alice Hincker by acclamation.
[SOT 06:03:10]
[IN Q=There are a lot of people]

((THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH THE WAY THINGS ARE RIGHT NOW AND THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A CHANGE AND I THINK IF YOU CAN OFFER THEM THAT CHANGE YOU HAVE A CHANCE OF REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=representing the people.]


The surprise came from Wendy Jones, an accountant and financial advisor who said she hopes to restore fiscal responsibility to city government.
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[IN Q=It's something]

((IT'S SOMETHING I'VE KICKED AROUND FOR A LITTLE WHILE AND I FIGURED THIS IS THE TIME TO DO IT. IT'S RIGHT.))
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[OUT Q=It's right.]


Bill Carder, already running for council as an independent, was in the audience. He and other republicans opposed a resolution requiring the GOP candidates to support the renovation of Victory Stadium.
But the resolution passed on a close vote.
[SOT 05:56:53]
[IN Q=Both of these qualifications]

((BOTH OF THESE QUALIFICATIONS THAT WE ADDED REQUIRE OUR CANDIDATES TO COME FORWARD AND STATE YES WE ARE GOING TO BE FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE AND WE'RE GOING TO MAKE SURE THE SPENDING PROGRAMS WE'VE SEEN COMING OUT OF THE DEMOCRATIC CONTROLLED CITY COUNCIL ARE GOING TO CEASE.))
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[OUT Q=are going to cease.]))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Newsroom]


The Republicans attending tonight's mass meeting also left the door open for additional candidates.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & JOeD /NEwsroom;]


Tuesday is the deadline for nominations Jean... and while officials say no one is waiting in the wings... the executive committee could nominate others for city council if candidates come forward in the next few days.

[Seat-belts]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-01 TC29:33]
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[ENG#2]


The Senate Transportation Committee approved tougher seatbelt legislation today.
But the bill still has a long road ahead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The panel voted 11-to-four to make failure to wear a seat belt a primary offense.
That means an officer can stop and ticket you for not buckling up.
Under current law, police can only ticket you if you are pulled over for another traffic offense.
The head of Virginia State Police says many of the 456 people killed last year on the state's highways would have survived if they had buckled up.
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[SOT 13:49:48]
[IN Q=as your superintendent state police, I want]

((COL. STEVE FLAHERTY/STATE POLICE SUPERINTENDENT: AS YOUR SUPERINTENDENT STATE POLICE I WANT TO STOP USING MY RESOURCES AND SENDING MY TROOPERS TO GO TO PEOPLE'S HOUSES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT TO TELL THEM THEIR LOVED ONES ARE NOT COMING HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Col. Steve Flaherty/State Police Superintendent]
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[OUT Q=TELL THEM THEIR LOVED ONES ARE NOT COMING HOME.]
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[VO-NAT]


Senator Creigh Deeds said he had always voted against the seatbelt measure.
Deeds said today he changed his position because a friend recently died after being ejected from a car.
The bill must still make it through the full Senate and the House.
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[Henry-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jus]
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Student athletes in Henry County may soon be wearing jerseys that look more like something out of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


This fall, the school system plans to consolidate four high schools into two.
Today, the school board decided to keep the school colors of Bassett and Magna Vista but also bring the colors over from Laurel Park and Fieldale Collinsville.
As an example, Bassett's colors will be white, blue, orange, and purple.
The school system will implement the change as new jerseys are needed to keep costs down.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Police are hoping for any sign of a missing Florida girl... and any help from her suspected abductor.
The latest on the case when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus go inside a local vets office that's ignited a storm of controversy.
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[Sports-preview]


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

(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports Office as Duke and Carolina renew their tobacco road rumble in Chapel Hill. The ACC Connection takes us to Hargrave Military. The UVa women pick up another win. The Cup cars hit the track at Daytona tomorrow. And the Express loses a game and a goalie tonight on the Big 7.))
[Flint]

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Veterinarian Richard Flint rejects a state veterinary inspector's finding that his hospital is "filthy."
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[V/O-NAT SOT]

The Franklin County vet faces temporary loss of his license and a huge fine. It's not just a question of how clean the clinic is. This investigation began with a complaint that Dr. Flint waited two hours before examining "Gracie," a Terrier mix brought in after being struck by a car.
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[SOT 15:09:57 Dr. Flint]
[IN Q=I've practiced]

((DR. RICHARD FLINT/NOAH'S ARK ANIMAL COMPLEX; I'VE PRACTICED VETERINARY MEDICINE FOR 35 YEARS, AND I'VE NEVER ENCOUNTERED ANYTHING SUCH AS THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Flint/Noah's Ark Animal Complex]
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[OUT Q=such as this.]
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[V/O-NAT SOT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday]

A committee of the state Board of Veterinary Medicine noted this is the fourth time Flint has come before the Board. He was reprimanded and fined a few hundred dollars each time in the past. This time he has two choices.
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[SOT 16:27:25]
[IN Q=The first choice]

((DR. GEORGE SIEMERING/VA BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE; THE FIRST CHOICE IS A $10,000 FINE AND A VOLUNTARY SUSPENSION OF YOUR LICENSE FOR FOUR MONTHS.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. George Siemering/VA Board of Veterinary Medicine]
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[OUT Q=for four months.]
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[V/O-NAT ] The second choice is a formal hearing before the full seven member Veterinary Board,
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[Amherst-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Amherst County authorities are looking for a third suspect they think is involved in the murder of a New York City man last month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co./Last Month]


Phillip James was found shot to death and his body dumped over an embankment on River Road January 16th.
Police are now looking for another New York City man.. 24-year-old Alex Raymond Valerio.. in connection with his murder.
They think Valerio may have fled back North.
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[SOT 16:09:59]
[IN Q=They've had quite]

((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: THEY'VE HAD QUITE A FEW CONTACTS WITH THE PRECINCT THERE IN NEW YORK THAT THE ADDRESSES THAT THEY HAVE THAT THESE INDIVIDUALS MAY BE LOCATED THEY'VE HAD PRETTY CLOSE CONTACT WITH THEM ON A DAILY BASIS, ATTEMPTING TO LOCATE.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Ayers/Amherst Co. Sheriff]
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[OUT Q=attempting to locate.]
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[VO-NAT]


26-year-old Jermel Storey and 21-year-old Michael Brian Jenkins also have been arrested and charged with James' murder.
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[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Police in Florida believe they have their man, but he's not saying much- and still no sign of a missing eleven year old girl.
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[VO-NAT]


Joseph P. Smith is the main suspect in Carlie Brucia's disappearance after a car wash surveillance camera captured a man leading the girl by the arm.
So far 750 leads have come in- Carlie's mother is making plea for help finding her daughter.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((SUSAN SCHORPEN/MOTHER: I'D LIKE TO ASK PLEASE AIR THE FACE AND THE CAR AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN I NEED MY DAUGHTER HOME.))

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[OUT Q=MY DAUGHTER HOME.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials believe the heavily tattooed man shown on the video is Smith.
The 37 year old drug felon is in police custody but has not been charged with Carlie's abduction.
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[Gitmo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=cdo]
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New video and new rules for lawyers defending terrorism suspects.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Guantanamo Bay, Cuba/Defense Department Video]

The Defense department will now provide more information about whether and how the government might eavesdrop on converstions between defense lawyers and terrorism supsects held at Guantanamo Bay Cuba. In the past, defense lawyers were required to sign an affidavit that made it appear the lawyer endorsed the eavesdropping. The trials will probably take place at Guantanamo where the U-S military is holding about 650 people believed to be involved with the September 11th attacks.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=V10]


An accident halts taping of The Late Show.
What happened when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And find out why the Super Bowl halftime controversy has once high school kicking out the cameras.
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[Commercial]

[Janet-React]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Janet Jackson's breast baring stunt has one High school striking back on MTV.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Laguna Beach, CA]


Laguna Beach High in California is backing out of its decision to allow MTV to shoot a reality series there.
MTV would've given the school between 12 and 40 thousand dollars plus royalties for college scholarships... but school officials said no.
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((ALICIA WALL/LAGUNA BEACH STUDENT: I AGREE. I DON'T THINK.. LIKE.. WELL OUR SCHOOL IS REALLY SMALL AND PERSONAL AND WE DON'T NEED ENTERTAINMENT TO MESS IT UP OR ANYTHING.)) ((TLAN TORRIERO/LAGUNA BEACH STUDENT: I'M PART OF THE CAST AND UH I REALLY LIKE IT I MEAN IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR SCHOOL AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY. THEY MAKE ME FEEL COMFORTABLE.))
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[SUPER=01-Talan Torriero/Laguna Beach Student; 07]
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[OUT Q=me feel comfortable.]
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Santa Monica, CA;]


Meanwhile in Santa Monica a show of support for Jackson- supporters say it's an injustice that Janet won't be allowed to perform at the Grammys.
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[Taiwan-Patient]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-48 TC1:45:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


A family from Taiwan is headed home after finding out that the United States has the best and worst to offer.
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[VO-NAT - :35+]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Yu Chuan Lu was shot in the head and hip during a robbery while he was making a food delivery in Danville in October.

Since then he has been hospitalized at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, leaving his wife Lily and two small children with no place to live. Once word of his condition spread, donations from across the country started pouring in. Eventually, Carilion donated a cross-country flight in an air-ambulance, and a few donors bought 19 seats on a trans-Pacific flight to accommodate his stretcher and his family. The couple left Roanoke this afternoon, and after a stopover in San Francisco will land in Taiwan tomorrow afternoon.


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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=extra point]
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[ENG#=V10]

Number one hooks up with Carolina. We'll have the latest ACC Connection, plus it's time to rumble at Daytona, and the Express loses one of its goalies to a call-up. But first tonight's Extra Point -

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Fox-Net; :00]

On the women's ACC hardwood - Maryland came into Charlottesville looking to stay ahead of UVa in the standings. But Brandi Teamer scored 21 and Debbie Ryan's Cavs get the 64-to-49 win and finally get above the 500 mark. UVa is 11 and 10 and 5 and 5 in the ACC.
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[GO TO SCORES] [GO TO SCORES]
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[S-Duke]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=acc]
[ENG#=]


The 10 miles of US highway 15 that connect Duke to North Carolina was silent tonight as all eyes were on the Dean Dome as the 19th ranked Heels hosts the number one Blue Devils.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/Raycom-JP; :00]

Duke was on fire early as Luol Deng hits the short jumper, and then JJ Redick fires the wicked no look pass to a slicing Sheldon Williams for the bucket. Carolina would pick up its defense to get back into the game as Jackie Manuel makes the steal and Rashad McCants finishes with the jam. Sean May picked up his game with a double, double as Carolina led by 5 with 3 minutes to go.
[SUPER=33-Duke #1/83/North Carolina #19/81/Final In Overtime;]

But JJ hit this double pump in the paint with 38 to play. Duke pulls it out in overtime 83 to 81..
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[S-Storm]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-151]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]
[ENG#=2]

It's been a terrible year for Big East member St. John's. The team has won just five games, it's coach was fired early in the season, and now three players have been suspended just hours after a woman told police she was raped by members of the team.
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[VO NAT ENG#]
[super=03-Pittsburgh, PA;]

The woman says she met the players at this Gentlemen's Club called Club Erotica. She says they then went to the Westin Hotel where the 38 year woman summoned police.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD BIG EAST]

No charges have been placed against the players, but in a twist - tonight the woman was charged with providing police with false information.

[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-163 1:05:38]
[GRAPHIC=ACC connection]
[ENG#=3]


The ACC Connection originates from Chatham tonight where we find Steve Mason.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Winston Salem, NC/Last Thursday; :21]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Keatts/Hargrave Head Basketball Coach; :37]
[SUPER=01-Hassan Fofana/Maryland Freshman Center; :53]
[SUPER=01-Trent Strickland/Wake Forest Guard; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Josh Howard/Dallas Mavericks Rookie; 1:21]
[SUPER=03-Chatham; 1:39]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=..atlantic coast conference connection"]
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((HARGRAVE MILITARY ACCADEMY'S FOOTBALL PROGRAM HAS SET NATIONAL RECORDS FOR HAVING THE MOST ATHLETES SIGN LETTERS OF INTENT TO COMPETE AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL. THE HARGRAVE BASKETBALL PROGRAM IS ALSO MAKING NATIONWIDE HEADLINES. THE TIGERS ARE RANKED NUMBER ONE IN THE COUNTRY WITH TWO OF ITS FORMER STARS CLIMBING THE RANKS AT ACC POWERS WAKE FOREST AND MARYLAND.)) ((Trent Strickland is a sophomore guard for the Demon Deacons and Hassan Fofana is a freshman center for Maryland. Both are Hargrave products. One of the 14, 407 fans attending the Terps/ Deacs game one week ago was Hargrave coach Kevin Keatts. ((:))
Keatts had a chance to visit with his former pupils, who say Keatts and Hargrave catapulted their careers. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Hargrave has produced three NBA players including former Wake Forest star Josh Howard, now a rookie with the Dallas Mavericks. ((:)) ((:))
Six of Hargrave's players are already signed with schools like Florida State, Louisville, Xavier, and Arkansas. The others should commit during the late signing period in April.))

[S-Daytona]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-169 906]
[GRAPHIC=DAYTONA SPEEDWAY]
[ENG#=4]

Daytona Speedweeks cranks up tomorrow at the World Center fo Racing for the Nextel Cup Series drivers who made their way to the beach early this morning.
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[vo nat eng#]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/Last Year; :00]

The first order of business for 18 of the Cup teams will be practice tomorrow for Saturday night's Bud Shootout all-star race.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Elliott Sadler/M&M's Ford Driver; :03]
[SUPER=01-Tony Stewart/Home Depot Chevy Driver; :16]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=....getting it done"]
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[vo nat con't] The Bud Shootout is Saturday night, Daytona 500 qualifying is set for Sunday afternoon.
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[S-Camp]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-157 15051]
[GRAPHIC=martinsville speedway]
[ENG#=1]

It's hardly the night to think about camping out, but the folks at the Martinsville Speedway are gearing up for this spring. The track has announced that
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC;:00]

the Tom Johnson Camping Center is joining forces with the track to sponsor the track's camp ground and provide on site personnel to fix problems when they may arise. The Tom Johnson RV company is one of the largest in the country. It has a similar setup outside the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina that is established in the late 1990's.
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[S-Hockey]


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


The Roanoke Express lost to South Carolina tonight 3-to-2 in a shootout.
Jason Wolfe was in net because goalie David Belitski
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


was be called up this afternoon to the AHL's Toronto Roadrunners. The 26 year old Ontario native skated in 26 games with the Express this season compiling a record of 12, 9, and 4. He had a save percentage of nearly 92 percent.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=express]

Dan Carlson scored one goal tonight, but the Express was 0-for-3 on the power play.

[Letterman-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


A stunt on the Late Show with David Letterman went terribly wrong tonight- A professional snowboarder is hospitalized in serious condition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


The snowboarder was hurt when she slid off the landing platform and fell to the pavement below.
Tara Dakides was attempting to do a 360 degree spin, when she fell off the ramp.
The Executive producer of the Late Show tonight released a statement saying "We hope Tara makes a complete recovery and that she'll be back on the Late Show soon."
Dakides was rushed to Bellvue Hospital and is in serious, but stable condition tonight.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 3-Shot]

As a result of the accident the Late Show will air a repeat episode tonight.