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Coming up on News 7-
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Workers at one area company say they deserve their fair share- if not, they may walk off their jobs.
Reaction is coming in to the Martha Stewart guilty verdict.
Go to Mcdonalds this weekend and you may get more than a burger. You could get rich.
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And cold and rain are in the forecast.
News 7 is next.

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A group of Christiansburg employees make some noise in hopes of sending a message to their employer.
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((DEBBIE LAKE: WE MAKE THEM A GOOD PRODUCT, THEY HAVE A GOOD NAME AND WE'RE ONLY ASKING FOR OUR FAIR SHARE.))
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[Hubbell-Lighting]


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Hubbell Lighting has been in contract negotiations with its union for the past two weeks. The union's contract expires on Sunday and employees say little movement has been made. [***HUBBELL NEGOTIATIONS GRAPHIC***]
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Jennifer Wishon spoke with employees today and is here now with more. Jean - Hubbell Lighting is a major player in outdoor, sports and industrial lighting.
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Employees say they've helped make the company what it is today and say they're ready to fight for a contract they believe is fair.
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((It was a black Friday at Hubbell Lighting. Members of the Local 160 donned black shirts to show their solidarity. ((NAT SOUND OF HORNS)) Horns were sounded as workers clocked out-- demonstrating their determination to fight for a fair contract.
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((BRIAN NEICE: IN THE PAST THEY JUST SIGNED THE CONTRACT AND WE HAD TO LIVE WITH IT, BUT NOW WE HAVE A STRONG UNION AND A STRONG BACKBONE.)) [RUNS06]
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The Christiansburg based company manufactures industrial and environmental lighting. Debbie Lake has worked in the plant for more than 20 years and would one day like to retire from Hubbell, but says she'll need the company's help.
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[IN Q=Our healthcare went up]

((DEBBIE LAKE: OUR HEALTHCARE WENT UP NOW WHETHER THAT'S THE COMPANY'S FAULT OR THE WAY THE HEALTHCARE INSURANCE SYSTEM IS SET UP NOW. WE SIGNED AN AGREEMENT, THAT CHANGED. SO WHY SHOULD WE TRUST THEM?)) [RUNS13]
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Also at issue is the company's suggestion of applying a tiered wage system-- New employees would make less than tenured workers with little chance of ever catching up. They're also afraid of losing vacation days and say there's talk of sending their jobs overseas.
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((BRIAN NEICE: NOW THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT THAT STUFF'S GOING TO CHINA AND THAT PRETTY MUCH THAT IF WE DON'T LIKE IT THEY CAN TAKE IT OVER THERE AND GET IT DONE FOR 30 CENTS A DAY OR WHATEVER IT IS.)) [RUNS07]
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The plant manager was in a meeting with union leaders this afternoon and did not return our phone calls.
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Jean - The union plans to meet on Sunday to evaluate the situation, but say they are ready to walk out if an agreement is not reached.

[Outsourcing-Rally]


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The nation's payroll grew by 21-thousand jobs in February- one chief economist says America is experiencing job recovery, "pure and simple."
While President Bush says the economy is growing he says he is simply not satisfied with the pace at which jobs are being created.
Meanwhile the U-S lost manufacturing jobs for the 43rd month in a row-
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Today some Americans who've lost their jobs to overseas workers rallied in D-C.
At least 200 union workers and retirees stood with Senate Democrats, railing against the flow of U-S jobs to lower paid workers overseas.
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((DAVID DOOLITTLE/ELECTROLUX WORKER--THE CORPORATE REPRESENTATIVES EXPLAINED HOW THE COMPANY COULD OPERATE FOR 81 MILLION DOLLARS LESS IN MEXICO. THAT'S BECAUSE THE HOURLY WAGE IN MEXICO IS A DOLLAR-FIFTY-SEVEN))
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Democrats at the rally say the outsourcing of American jobs is a threat to the nation's standard of living. The forum was conducted one day after the Senate voted to restrict federal contractors from using tax dollars to relocate abroad.
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[Healthtex]


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More Southside textile jobs may soon be gone. The V-F Corporation is selling its V-F Playwear subsidiary. That means two hundred people in Danville could be out of work.
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Spokesman John Martin says employees were notified Wednesday that the company was sold to Lollytogs.
The announcement of the sale was part of a 60-day notice given to employees before V-F Playwear permanently closes its doors.
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Martin says Healthtex will continue to operate until all material for this year's back-to-school product line is complete.
No exact date has been set.

[City-Council]


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Members of Roanoke City Council have learned that their decision on the proposed stadium and amphitheater could have implications for other city projects.
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Officials say planned improvements to the civic center depend in part on revenues from the new stadium and amphitheater.
If the stadium isn't built, the city will have to find the money somewhere else, adjust the scope of the civic center project, or put the improvements on hold.
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((BILL BESTPITCH/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I'M NOT WHAT THE ANSWER IS, BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S REAL SIMPLE TO JUST SIT HERE AND SAY WE'LL JUST SCALE BACK THE PROJECT AND DO WHAT WE CAN AFFORD TO DO AND GIVE UP THE OPPORTUNITY TO GENERATE ADDITIONAL REVENUES IN THE FUTURE. THIS IS NOT A GOOD BUSINESS PLAN.))
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Mayor Ralph Smith questioned the figures, suggesting city officials were trying to discredit the possible renovation of Victory Stadium.
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[Salem-Shooting]


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A shooting tonight in Salem sends a man to the hospital.
Officials say 50 year old Eric Garland Hatcher was shot outside his Monroe Street home just before 7:30.
Hatcher told police that Reginald Ralph Berry of Roanoke was unloading some furniture into the yard of the house.

Hatcher said Berry shot him as he walked away from the man.
The victim was taken to Lewis Gale Hospital. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
Berry was later stopped by Roanoke police and is being questioned.
Police say the shooting appears to be a domestic incident.

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The man police say robbed two convenience stores this past weekend is in custody. Vinton police first arrested Jason Joseph Jones for robbing the "Stop-In" in Vinton. He is the same man Roanoke City Police believe robbed the "Stop-In" on Plantation Road. Jones was charged by Roanoke police with robbery, possession of a firearm by a felon, and the use of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

[Red-Lights]


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Plans to install cameras at Roanoke intersections to catch red light runners came to a screeching halt today.
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A House committee today put off until next year a bill adding Roanoke to the list of localities authorized to install the cameras.
The committee also killed a measure that would expand the "photo red" programs statewide, arguing that they are too costly.
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Laura Nichols, who was hit by a van five years ago, says the bill would help reduce accidents like hers.
She vowed to be back next year to fight for its passage.
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((LAURA NICHOLS/INJURED BY RED LIGHT RUNNER: MY LIFE HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY AFFECTED. I DON'T WANT ANYONE ELSE TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHAT I WENT THROUGH.))
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Others testifying today say engineering changes, like longer yellow lights, would be the most effective way to reduce accidents.
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[Stewart-Verdict]


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Martha Stewart says she will appeal her four convictions today in a stock trading scandal.
A jury found Stewart guilty of all four charges and she could now face 20 years in prison.
Sharyn Alfonsi has more on the verdicts and reaction to them.
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(( DAVID KELLEY/U.S. ATTORNEY: "It was about lies. It was all about lies."
A JURY OF EIGHT WOMEN AND FOUR MEN AGREED. IT FOUND STEWART -GUILTY- OF ALL FOUR COUNTS AGAINST HER --- INCLUDING CONS

PIRACY, MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS, AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. HER FORMER STOCKBROKER, PETER BACANOVIC, WAS ALSO CONVICTED ON THREE COUNTS. THE CHARGES STEMMED FROM AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE SALE OF STEWART'S IMCLONE STOCK. KELLEY: The word is beware and don't engage in this type of conduct because it will not be tolerated. SHARYN ALFONSI/CBS NEWS: MARTHA STEWART NOW FACES UP TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON WHEN SHE'S SENTENCED IN JUNE, BUT FEDERAL GUIDELINES ALMOST GUARANTEE SHE'LL SERVE A LOT LESS TIME." STEWART VOWED TO APPEAL. SHE RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING QUOTE: "I BELIEVE IN THE FAIRNESS OF THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM AND REMAIN CONFIDENT THAT I WILL ULTIMATELY PREVAIL." ROBERT MORVILLO/STEWART'S ATTORNEY: "We look at this as having lost the first round." DURING THE TRIAL, THE DEFENSE ARGUED STEWART HAD A STANDING AGREEMENT WITH BACANOVIC TO SELL HER IMCLONE STOCK WHEN THE PRICE FELL BELOW 60-DOLLARS. BUT THE GOVERNMENT MAINTAINED THAT WAS JUST A COVER STORY -- AND THAT STEWART REALLY ACTED ON A TIP. "We had very important decisions to make." JUROR, CHAPPELL HARTRIDGE, TOLD REPORTERS HE WAS SWAYED BY INCRIMINATING TESTIMONY FROM STEWART'S PERSONAL ASSISTANT, AS WELL AS TESTIMONY FROM THE MEDIA MOGUL'S LONGTIME FRIEND. CHAPPELL HARTRIDGE/JUROR: "It didn't make a difference if Martha would have got on and said something to the contrary. It didn't phase me at all." NOW STEWART MUST NOT ONLY WORRY ABOUT HER FATE -- BUT THE FATE OF HER COMPANY. SHARES OF MARTHA STEWART LIVING OMNIMEDIA FELL SHARPLY AFTER FRIDAY'S VERDICT. IN NEW YORK, I'M SHARYN ALFONSI FOR CBS NEWS.))

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Area firefighters say they need help, but not battling blazes.
Why funding's falling short when News 7 returns.
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Plus the effort to improve Interstate 81 takes a big step forward.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports Office as the young bloods shake things up in the desert tonight.
Nichols drops a dime on Council and let's them know the Cats are for real. Plus, Shayne gets a big deal, and the state wrestling tournaments roll on in Salem. Right here on the Big 7.))
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Plans to make improvements to Interstate 81 are picking up speed.
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V-Dot's Commissioner today decided to enter negoiations with Star Solutions.
It is a group of contractors who wants to widen I-81 with separate lanes for cars and trucks.
Star Solutions wants truckers to pay tolls for the improvements but a state advisory panel recently suggested tolls on all vehicles.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/V-DOT SPOKESPERSON: A LOT OF INFORMATION ABOUT TOLLING IS YET TO BE DETERMINED. IT COULD BE PART OF THE NEGOTIATING PROCESS. THAT STILL NEEDS TO BE WORKED OUT WITH THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION.))
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Negotiations between V-Dot and Star Solutions will take six to nine months.
If they are successful, the state would sign an agreement with the company.
Before any improvements can be made, a 18 month environmental study must first be completed.
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[Fire-Funding]


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Several New River Valley fire departments and rescue squads are gearing up to raise money.
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They say donations are down and equipment costs are skyrocketing.
Christiansburg's Volunteer fire department is even adding five new members because of increasing calls for help.
It costs more than 5-thousand dollars just to equip a new firefighter and that doesn't include training.
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((BRIAN HORNE: THE AREA'S GROWING DRASTICALLY AND THE AMOUNT OF CALLS THAT WE'RE RUNNING, FIRE ALARMS THAT WE'RE RUNNING TO, THE NEW BUSINESSES IN THE THINGS LIKE THAT. IT PUTS A STRAIN ON THE MEMBER WE DO HAVE.))
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Many departments will be holding banquets and food drives.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FS]
Christiansburg's fundraising banquet is next Saturday from 4:30 to 7:00.
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[Riverviews]


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Lynchburg's new downtown artists' colony is the picture of success these days.
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Riverviews Artspace began accepting tenants last fall and is now nearly fully occupied.
The renovated former shoe warehouse is home to artists who want to live, work and display their creations all in the same building.
It also houses nearly twenty commercial spaces including an art supply store and frame shop that held grand openings today.
Officials say there is now a waiting list for the 36 residential spaces inside the building.
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[Iraq-Constitution]


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Putting together a constitution is not as easy it may seem in Iraq.
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The constitution signing that was supposed to take place today.. is being delayed.
The constitution reads like a bill rights guaranteeing freedom of religion and freedom of expression, but today Shiites are reportedly raising objections.
A source says the country's top Shiite cleric objects to provisions that protect self rule by northern Kurds.
Shiites also say the constitution's plan for the presidency is also unacceptable. They're reviving a demand that would let them dominate the presidency.
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[Ashcroft-Hospitalized]


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Attorney General John Ashcroft could be in the hospital for a month.
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The 61 year old is in Intensive Care at the George Washington University hospital with a severe case of gallstone pancreatitis. He's being treated with antibiotics, and it often clears up after a week or so of treatment or surgery, but in extreme cases it can be deadly. A spokesman says Ashcroft thought he had the stomach flu, but after his condition got worse at home, a White House doctor told him to go to the E-R. Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas, which in Ashcroft's case was caused by a gallstone.
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Is our taste of spring over?
Robin has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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And why a stop at McDonalds this weekend could make you a millionaire.
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[Commercial]

[Cowpasture]


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A water controversy is winding through the Highlands.
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A group of landowners has petitioned the state to reclassify 65 miles of the Cowpasture River a "Tier 3" Waterway. That would stop any businesses from applying for new discharge permits into the river. Highland and Bath Counties have taken a stand against a reclassification, but Alleghany County has supported the measure. Representatives from the State Water Control Board and the Department of Environmental Quality will visit the river, and then hold public hearings. The Water Board will then decide whether to change the river's classification.
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[Pillowfight]


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Some college students are not hitting the books.. they're hitting the pillows-
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but this isn't to sleep. Students at Duke University staged what they called the world's largest pillow fight.
They claimed they had more than one thousand students hitting each other with pillows for one full minute.
If the record is verified it would break the previous record set in England by 967 students at the University of Warwick.
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[S-Extra]


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Radford advances to the Group A final four in hoops. A rookie wins the pole in Vegas. Shayne Graham hits it in Cincinnati. And we'll check on the state wrestling tournaments in Salem. But, first tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Ashburn; :00]

The Washington Redskins need a weekend to recharge their credit cards. Today the team welcomed its newest acquisition to town in linebacker Marcus Washington - a four year pro out of Auburn to had been with the Colts. The addition of Washington to Washington means the team has spent over $51 million this week for 2004 salaries.
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[S-Radford]


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This is state quarterfinal weekend for high school hoops, and the only local team to suit up tonight was Radford.

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[SUPER=03-Radford/Cobras vs. Bobcats; :00]

The Bobcats hosted the Council Cobras at the Dedmon Center in Group A play. After a very slow start Radford will find the mark as Cam Weinz hits a three pointer from the left side for the Bobcats to give them the lead after a quarter. Darris Nichols would lead the Cats tonight as he drives in, gets fouled, and gets the roll for the old fashioned three point play. The West Virginia bound senior would then get this steal and throwdown on the other end. Nichols finished with a game high 27 points. The other team captain Terrell Dobbins would fight off three
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defenders to show us how badly Radford wanted this one. They get it winning 58-to-31.
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In one other score tonight from the private school ranks - Roanoke Catholic beat Potomac 52-to-41 in the Division Two semi-finals in Petersburg. Catholic will play Notre Dame out of Middleburg for the title tomorrow at 3:30.

[S-Wrestle]


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The top Group A and Group Two A wrestlers in the state are competing this weekend at the Salem Civic Center. Travis Wells has more on the favorites in each classification.
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((In Group A, Brentsville is gone having moved up to the double A ranks after winning 7 state titles. That opens the door for several teams including Region C Champ Parry McCluer. The Fightin' Blues sent 12 wrestlers to Salem, including 8 who won regional titles. The school has never won a state wrestling championship.
Ron: Brandon: Travis: Kevin:
The semifinals begin Saturday morning just after 10 am. In Salem, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

[S-Qualify]


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The Nextel Cup series is back on track after a week off - rolling the dice in Vegas for the Sunday's UAW-Chrysler 400.

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Again - youth has been served. Rookie Kasey Kahne went out in the Evernham Dodge and won the pole with a record lap at 174 point 904 miles an hour. It was almost an all-rookie front row - as Brian Vickers qualified third. Here's a look at the entire starting grid.
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[SUPER=0107-21. Rusty Wallace//22. Robby Gordon//23. Sterling Marlin//24. Jeff Green//25. Matt Kenseth//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//27. Mark Martin//28. Jeff Burton//29. Dale Jarrett//30. Johnny Sauter//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Ken Schrader//32. Kyle Petty//33. Ricky Rudd//34. Ward Burton//35. Kevin Lepage//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Johnny Benson//37. Terry Labonte//38. Joe Nemechek//39. Scott Wimmer/Prov/40. Derrike Cope/Prov/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Carl Long/Prov/42. Morgan Shepherd/Prov/43. Kirk Shelmerdine/Prov/;]
[RUNS=:50]
[OUT Q=.....last driver."]
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[anchor=mike]
[graphic=HOLD NEXTEL]

NASCAR swears it isn't filling out fields with non bodies. But three drivers who made the field were at least 10 miles an hour slower than the pole speed.

[S-Graham]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-172 851tc]
[GRAPHIC=nfl]
[ENG#=4]

The NFL free agent signings hit home today as the Bengals matched the Jaguars offer sheet for the services of free agent kicker Shayne Graham.
That means the former Friday Football Extra player of the week will get a five year, six and a half million dollar deal with a $2 million dollar signing bonus to stay in Cincinnati.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Shayne Graham/Signs Five Year Deal with Bengals; :00]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=...A GOOD EDITION."]
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-162 13330TC]
[GRAPHIC=acc women]
[ENG#=1]

The ACC women's tournament began this afternoon in Greensboro.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Wake Forest vs. Ga. Tech; :00]

Wake Forest and Ga. Tech hooked up in the play-in game to see who would battle top seeded Duke. Former Fleming star Tonia Brown stepped up and helped lead the Demon Deacons. The Roanoke senior not only hit this three, but she drained two
[super=33-Wake Forest/61/Ga. Tech/59;]

free throws with 19 seconds left that turned out to be the game winners. Wake Forest wins 61-to-59 and advances to meet Duke at Noon.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Charlene Curtis/Wake Forest Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=... the ball game."]
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[ANCHOR=mike]
[graphic=hold acc tourney]

UVa plays Carolina at 2:30 tomorrow.

[S-Lineburg]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=WILLIAM & MARY]

Wayne Lineburg, who has been an assistant coach at William and Mary for the past 4 seasons coaching running backs and H-Backs and has earned a new job just up Interstate 64
[GRAPHIC=RICHMOND]

with the Richmond Spiders. He will be the offensive coordinator for newly named Richmond coach Dave Clawson. Lineburg is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the son of Norm Lineburg.
[TOSS TO BREAK]

[McDonalds-Contest]


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


Walk into a McDonalds restaurant this weekend and you may get more than change back- you could win a million bucks.
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[VO-NAT]


and you don't even have to buy a burger.
So why is McDonald's holding this contest? Because they have to.
The giveaway is being offered as part of a settlement that resulted from a past contest.
Someone outside the company rigged the McDonalds monopoly game three years ago and walked away with more than 13 million dollars.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=]

((SUSAN KUBLANO/MCDONALDS MARKETING DEPARTMENT: IT'S SIMPLY OUR WAY OF SHOWING CUSTOMERS OUR CONFIDENCE AND TRUST WITH THEM AND MAKING AVAILABLE THE PRIZES THEY SHOULD HAVE HAD.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Kublano/McDonalds' Marketing Dept;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=prizes they should have had.]
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[VO-NAT]


This weekend 15 restaurants and times will chosen randomly.. 15 people will walk away millionaires.
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