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Coming up on News 7-
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A gruesome accident closes a Bedford County road for hours. Plus, it's rare but it's happening - a piece of land in Roanoke County is being physically cleared for development without being legally cleared for rezoning. And developers are heady with success after finally opening President's Park.
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[ANCHOR=Shan]

News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]


Two vehicles collide... at least three people are dead tonight.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Jean is off tonight.

[Bedford-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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State police are still trying to figure out what happened in a deadly accident tonight.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
A car and an SUV crashed on Route 619 in Bedford County before eight o-clock.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Three people were killed in the accident. A fourth was flown to an area hospital but there's no word on their condition.
State troopers aren't sure what caused the two vehicles to hit head-on, though they don't believe alcohol was a factor.
Route 619 was closed for hours as officers tried to reconstruct the accident.
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[Tanglewood-Development]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jus]
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One of the busiest intersections in the Roanoke Valley could be getting busier if a hillside project gets the green light. The proposal is already raising a few eyebrows and prompting plenty of questions and concerns. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now to tell us about it. Justin?
Shannon, it's a proposed project that could total 200 million dollars.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAN]
[SUPER=@justin1]


The developer is already allowed to build on the property but needs part of it rezoned for what exactly he wants to build.
That could however be an uphill battle.
[ENG#=4]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Clearing work has already begun for the Slate Hill Project.
Developer James Smith wants to build a 35 acre retail and office park on this hillside near the intersection of Routes 419 and 220.
The project was supposed to go to the Planning and Zoning Commission tomorrow but concerns from county leaders will most likely delay a decision.
The main issue? Traffic in the area.
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[SOT 1:14:53]
[IN Q=Route 419 and Route 220 South]

((JANET SCHEID/CHIEF PLANNER FOR ROANOKE COUNTY: ROUTE 419 AND 220 SOUTH ARE PROBABLY THE TWO MOST PROBLEMATIC ROADS IN ROANOKE COUNTY IN TERMS OF TRAFFIC, TRAFFIC FLOW, AND ACCIDENT RATES AND SO THE DEVELOPER IS UNDERGOING A TRAFFIC IMPACT STUDY RIGHT NOW. IT SHOULD BE COMPLETED IN ANOTHER MONTH OR TWO AND BASED ON THE RESULTS OF THAT STUDY WE WILL HAVE A BIT MORE INFORMATION.))
[SUPER=01-Janet Scheid/Chief Planner for Roanoke Co.; :]
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[OUT Q=BIT MORE INFORMATION]
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[VO-NAT]


County leaders also say it is unusual for work to begin on a project before it receives the required rezoning.
The developer admits it is a risk but believes it is necessary to make the property marketable since there is already interest from retailers.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


There are currently no tenants for the project but developers say they're hoping to create a boutique-like retail village with coffee shops and an organic grocery store.
The businesses would be in the front with several office buildings in the back.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM]


Shannon, although the Planning and Zoning Commission will most likely delay a vote on the project it will still hold a public hearing on it tomorrow night.

[Stadium-Project]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Even though Roanoke city council put a new stadium-amphitheater on hold, work will continue on the site for the next few weeks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


Council today approved continued excavation, grading and erosion control at the location off Orange Avenue.
City officials say that work is about 98-percent complete and that state law requires the site to be stabilized to handle runoff and prevent erosion.
The work should be finished in about two weeks.
Because of the property's uncertain future, fences and some security lighting will be put up and grass seed planted over the next few months.
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[Missing-Family]


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A Mississippi family missing since Valentine's Day is dead. Prosecutors say the man, woman and their four year old boy were killed by a cousin. Elizabeth Sanchez reports.
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[IN Q=In the search for a missing...]
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((YAZOO COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE SEARCH FOR A MISSING MISSISSIPPI FAMILY -- AUTHORITIES NOW SAY, THEY HAVE THEIR MAN. ...LATE MONDAY, POLICE FILED MURDER CHARGES AGAINST A RELATIVE.
SOT - D-A JAMES POWELL/YAZOO COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

"Ernest Lee Hargon has been charged with three counts of capital murder." THE ACCUSED, EARNEST LEE HARGON, IS THE COUSIN OF MICHAEL HARGON -- WHO VANISHED ON VALENTINE'S DAY...ALONG WITH WIFE REBECCA, AND THEIR FOUR YEAR OLD SON. BULLET CASINGS AND BLOOD WERE FOUND INSIDE THEIR HOME. OFFICIALS SAID THE BODIES HAD NOT BEEN FOUND, BUT PROSECUTORS SAID EVIDENCE SHOWED THAT THE FAMILY WAS DEAD. THE D-A SAID THE MURDERS OCCURRED DURING THE KIDNAPPING OF ONE OR MORE OF MICHAEL HARGON'S FAMILY.
(nats)

FOR THE LAST THREE DAYS, POLICE HAD CONCENTRATED THEIR SEARCH EFFORT AROUND THE PROPERTY WHERE EARNEST HARGON LIVES. MONDAY -- THEY WIDENED THEIR OPERATION. OFFICIALS ARRESTED HARGON FRIDAY, ON DRUG AND WEAPONS CHARGES. BUT AFTER TALKING WITH HIM -- LEARNED, HE HELD THE CLUES THEY WERE LOOKING FOR.
SOT - WARREN STRAIN/DEPT. OF PUBLIC SAFETY

"We've got a rock solid case...the fbi has many leads." INVESTIGATORS THINK HARGON MAY HAVE HELD A GRUDGE AGAINST HIS COUSIN. MICHAEL HAD RECENTLY INHERITED FARMLAND LEFT TO HIM BY EARNEST LEE'S ADOPTED DAD.
(nats....suspect exits courthouse - family member yells, 'ernest lee, did you kill my family over that will?!")

STANDUP: Elizabeth Sanchez/CBS NEWS/Yazoo County, MS PROSECUTORS ARE NOT SAYING THAT IS INDEED THE MOTIVE. BUT THEY SAY THEY DON'T NEED ONE. THE EVIDENCE SHOWS HARGON HAD ACTED ALONE -- AND THAT HIS MISSING RELATIVES ARE DEAD. ELIZABETH SANCHEZ, CBS NEWS, YAZOO COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.))

[Arson-indictment]


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A Roanoke arson suspect was indicted today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 25, 2003]

Two houses on Dale Avenue were torched Christmas night. Monty Wayne Heneger was arrested that night and indicted today. At the time, police said Henegar had had a run-in with a man who'd been staying in one of the houses. The prosecutor said it appears that man had been seeing Henegar's ex-wife.
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[Homeschooling]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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More parents would be able to home -school their children under a bill that passed in the Senate today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The legislation relaxes the academic qualifications required of parents who teach their children at home.
The bill would allow parents with a high school diploma to home-school their kids.
The law now requires them to have a bachelor's degree.
Proponents say that parents know what's best for their children.
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[IN Q=these children belong to their parents]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Edward Houck/(D) Spotsylvania; :00]
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[OUT Q=within the bounds of a proper parental decision.]
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[VO-NAT]


But opponents say the dumbed-down requirements will harm the children's education.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Richard Saslaw/(D) Springfield; :]
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[OUT Q=is absurd.]
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Warner opposes the bill, so it is headed for a veto.
Today's vote is two shy of the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto.
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[Deployment]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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They're sons, husbands and brothers- and today soldiers from third battalion, 116th infantry were called to active duty.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

This morning 42-soldiers left Roanoke. Family and friends were onhand for support and to wish their soldier off. It was tough on the kids to understand why their "Dads" were leaving, and even tougher for the "Moms" left behind.
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[SOT@7:33:25:07/tape2]
[IN Q=Hardest thing...]

((SGT. DAVID DRAPER, U.S. ARMY: IT'S THE HARDEST THING YOU'LL EVER HAVE TO GO THROUGH, UNTIL YOU DO IT- YOU DON'T KNOW IT. GOD WILLING I'LL COME BACK AND GO FISHING AND HUNTING WITH MY SON. THAT'S THE BEST PART.))
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[OUT Q=.. THE BEST PART.]
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[VO-NAT]

The men will first head to Northern Virginia to meet up with the rest of their battalion, and then make their way to Fort Bragg for training- before eventually heading to the Middle East.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Shan]
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While the trial of home decorating diva Martha Stewart is wrapping up, the case against the founder of one of America's biggest cable companies is just getting started.
More on both cases when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus hear the last transmission from a doomed tanker ship off the Virginia Coast.
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((MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY))
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[OUT Q=mayday mayday mayday.]
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The latest on the search for survivors when News 7 returns.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports Office as the Express and the Roanoke Civic Center keep working to keep the ice hot at the Roundhouse. John Elway was in Bassett today preparing to break out his new line of furniture. The Skins break the bank for Clinton Portis. And Chris Paul gets some love - tonight on the Big 7.))
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The Coast Guard has called off the search for survivors from a tanker that exploded off the Virginia Coast this weekend.
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((WE ARE ON FIRE. MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY. WE ARE ON FIRE.))
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[VO-NAT]


That was a recording of the distress call from the doomed ship.
The tanker was carrying more than 3 million gallons of industrial ethanol when the Coast Guard said there was a horrific explosion off Virginia's Eastern Shore Saturday night.
Six crew members were rescued and three are known to be dead.
18 are still missing, but the coast guard says the odds against their survival are overwhelming.
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[Adelphia]


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The founder of one of the largest cable companies in America is being tried for fraud.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

Opening statements in the Adelphia Communications case got underway in New York today. Founder John Rigas and three former company executives, including Rigas's two sons, are accused of driving the fifth-largest cable company into bankruptcy by cheating investors of billions of dollars. Prosecutors say they spent company money on hundreds of slippers and a new golf course. John Rigas says he wants to testify. The attorney for one of the co-defendants says doing so might be in Rigas's best interest.
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[IN Q=It would be a good way...]

((MARK MAHONEY/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: IT WOULD BE A GOOD WAY TO SHOW HOW DISCONNECTED HE WAS FROM SOME OF THE DETAIL LEVEL THIS INDICTMENT FOCUSES ON.))
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[OUT Q=this indictment focuses on.]
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The four defendants have pled not guilty to charges of conspiracy, securities fraud and bank fraud.
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[Stewart]


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In another New York courtroom-- closing arguments in the trial of Martha Stewart.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

Prosecutors wasted no time telling the jury that Stewart lied to investigators when she was questioned about the sale of her Imclone stock. Stewart is charged with conspiracy, lying to investigators, and obstruction of justice. Last week the judge threw out the most serious charge against her --securities fraud. Stewart's defense attorneys will address the jury for the last time tomorrow.
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[Kobe]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=syo]
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Testimony by Kobe Bryant's accuser will have to wait. The 19-year old had been scheduled to take the stand tomorrow in a hearing in the NBA star's rape case. But the judge is reconsidering the format in which she'll be questioned.
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[VO-NAT :28]
[SUPER=03-Eagle, CO;]

When she does testify it'll be the first time she and Bryant have been in the same room since last June when she alleges he attacked her in a Colorado hotel room. Bryant's attorneys say she engages in multiple sex acts in the three days before and one day after the alleged assault. During the two-day hearing, the two sides will also battle over the state's rape shield law -- which generally keeps defense lawyers from using the sexual history of alleged assault victims against them.
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[Haiti]


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Secretary of State Colin Powell calls allegations that the United States kidnapped former Hatian President Jean Bertrand Aristide "absolutely baseless and absurd"
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[VO-NAT]

A group of Congressmen from the Congressional Black Caucus said earlier that they spoke with Aristide by telephone and were told he was forced to leave and was abducted by U-S Marines.
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[IN Q=he was not kidnapped;]

((COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE; HE WAS NOT KIDNAPPED, WE DID NOT FORCE HIM ONTO THE AIRPLANE HE WENT ONTO THE AIRPLANE WILLINGLY AND THAT'S THE TRUTH.))
[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/Secretary of State;]
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[OUT Q=and that's the truth;]
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[VO-NAT]

Aristide is currently exiled to the Central African Republic. Meanwhile, thousands of cheering residents of Haiti's capital have greeted the rebels who fought against the Aristide.

But there have been no clashes between the rebel force and the U-S and French troops, who are providing security at diplomatic missions and other sites.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
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The presidents have moved into one Virginia Town.
We'll take you to Presidents Park when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And schoolkids are tipping their homemade hats to one of their favorite authors.
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[Commercial]

[Hat-Parade]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Students at Lincoln Terrace Elementary are celebrating reading.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

In honor of 'Read Across America' week, students created own hats based on the books they are reading, and participated in a hat parade around school. Tomorrow the students will dress up, and read their favorite Dr. Seuss books with the local sorority, 'The Continentals.' They will also eat cake in honor of what would have been author Theodor Seuss Geisel's one hundredth birthday.
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[WX-Almanac]


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With temperatures in the 60s and a gentle mix of clouds and sun, we think that March came in like a lamb. It is also an interesting month of transitions as Leo tells us in our March almanac.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[ENG#=V10]

The Express and the Civic Center are having some positive interaction. John Elway was in the area today, Portis hitsthe jackpot - and Travis Wells talks with the ACC's leading candidate for freshman of the year. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Last Season; :00]

VMI head football coach Cal McCombs filled the final vacancies on his coaching staff today. McCombs promoted his son Will from offensive line coach to offensive coordinator. He also hired former Hokie Chris Malone to coach the offensive line. The Keydets are now in spring drills.
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[GO TO SCORES] [go to scores]
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[S-East]


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The Roanoke Express is continuing to work on a way to keep hockey alive at the Roanoke Civic Center, and tonight the fans got several new ears to chew on. The team's booster club meeting was attended by city manager Darlene Burcham, Civic Center director Mina Boyd, City Councilwoman Linda Wyatt and Civic Center commission member Tom Powers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Season; :00]

All are working toward a new lease agreement, but nothing has been finalized at this point according to team general manager Chris Pollack. He says the Civic Center has made the Express a long term lease offer that he calls "generous" but still not exactly what the team needs. Pollack says he and Boyd will meet later this week to continue working on what both sides feel is fair compensation.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS]

Pollack says he did meet today's deadline from the ECHL of submitting options for next year. Pollack says he faxed the league his correspondence and now has until April first to whittle his 5 options down to one.

[S-Elway]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[ENG#=3]

One of the NFL's all-time greats, John Elway, spent today in Bassett looking for ways to help you kick back and relax in the comfort of your own home.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Bassett; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Elway/327 Career Touchdown Passes; :26]
[SUPER=01-Rob Spilman/Bassett Furniture President & CEO; :50]
[SUPER=03-Canton, OH; 1:20]
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[OUT Q=...beyond a dream."]
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((The two-time Super Bowl champion was in Henry County getting acquainted with his new business partner - Bassett Furniture. Last week the two announced they were launching a line of sofas, sectionals, chairs and entertainment centers called "Elway Home." ((JOHN ELWAY/NFL HALL OF FAMER:)) ((ROB SPILMAN/BASSETT FURNITURE PRESIDENT AND CEO:)) The new line of furniture will be unveiled in August of this year and the timing couldn't be better. Elway will be inducted in the Pro football hall of fame in Canton, Ohio on August 8th.)) ((JOHN ELWAY:))
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[S-Portis]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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[ENG#=4]

The Redskins were also working on a Bronco today,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

They finalized their end of the trade with Denver tailback Clinton Portis today as the two sides agreed to an 8 year contract worth $50 million. The deal includes a $17 million dollar signing bonus and it makes Portis the highest paid running back ever. The trade is now contingent on Champ Bailey agreeing to a contract with Denver. The Skins also will have to give up their second round pick in the April draft.
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[S-Paul]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-164 TC12524]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]
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UVa plays its final home game of the season tomorrow night as the Cavs host 11th ranked Wake Forest. And Travis Wells says with freshman Chris Paul coming to town - the Cavs cannot afford to let their guard down.
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Big-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The presidential sculptures that spent three years in Buena Vista are now on display with 39 others near Williamsburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-York Co.]


Presidents Park opened to the public today, four years after the developer first tried to win approval for the attraction near Williamsburg.
Initially rejected by local officials, backers ultimately won in court.
The ten- acre site features large concrete castings of every U. S. President, and officials hope the huge heads will eventually attract a million tourists a year. (------------)