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New talks that could bring a future Interstate through 220 in Roanoke County... Details just ahead.
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[VO-NAT]


A blast at a Baghdad Sheraton that houses journalists tonight.
How you can catch a glimpse of Princess Di's wedding dress.
And the Lady Hokies played well for awhile but lost it in the end.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

[I-73]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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It's been nearly three years since a state panel selected a route for the controversial Interstate 73.
Now it appears a change in the route may be under consideration.
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As it stands now, the highway would follow Interstate 581 then branch off Route 220, go through Southeast Roanoke and the Mount Pleasant area of Roanoke County before generally following U-S Route 220. [TAKE NEXT PAGE 1025]
But Roanoke County officials say they were notified yesterday that VDOT is considering a change that would keep the Interstate along Route 220 all the way through the Clearbrook area.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Supervisors were briefed by county community development staff about the possibility this afternoon.
Staff members say they've been asked by VDOT to provide information on how the change could affect the Clearbrook community.
Supervisors asked some questions, but the board has so far not taken a position on the proposal.
A V-DOT spokeswoman tonight said there has been no change to the route of I-73, but she added V-DOT would have information to release later in the week.

[81-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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There aren't as many crashes but speeding is still a problem on I-81.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

That's the word from State Police about Virginia's only highway safety corridor. The fifteen mile stretch of Interstate 81-between Ironto and Salem was designated as a safety enforcement zone in mid-January. Since then troopers, including three on motorcycles, have issued 385-tickets.
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[IN Q=We've had about five DUI arrests...]

((SGT. TOM FOSTER/VA STATE POLICE: WE'VE HAD ABOUT 5 DUI ARRESTS AND SOME RECKLESS DRIVING BUT, THE VAST MAJORITY OF THOSE ARE GONNA BE FOR SPEEDING.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tom Foster/State Police;]
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[OUT Q=vast majority of those are gonna be for speeding.]
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The number of crashes in the area has dropped 20-percent from the same period last year. No one died in any of the 70-wrecks. Foster says the number of deadly crashes has been going down since 1997.
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[D-Day-Anniversary]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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This year marks the 60th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion.
June 6th is still months away but preparations are already underway. [***60th ANNIVERSARY GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now to tells us how the D-Day Memorial in Beford plans to commemorate that day. Justin?
Jean, there will actually be a week of events.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


It is expected to attract people from all over the country and around the world.
It will be an opportunity for the D-Day Memorial foundation to remember the past but also take care of its future.


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((((NAT SOUND AT MEMORIAL))
This time of year, there are few visitors to the D-Day Memorial.
But come early June, thousands will come here for the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.
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((JOE BANNER/NATIONAL D-DAY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION: WE FEEL THIS THIS WILL BE THE LAST MAJOR ANNIVERSARY WHERE WE EXPECT A LARGE NUMBER OF VETERANS IN ATTENDANCE.)) [Runs04]
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As a result, the D-Day Memorial is planning a week of events.
Freedom Week as its called will consist of a living history encampment, a 1940's dance, and displays of military vehicles.
On June 6th, there will be a ceremony that will include the United States Navy Band.
More than five thousand people are expected to attend and the event will cost nearly 75-thousand dollars.
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((JOE BANNER/NATIONAL D-DAY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION: WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO HONOR THEM IN A WAY THAT IS FITTING FOR ALL THEY'VE DONE FOR US. AND THROUGH AREVA'S SUPPORT AND AREVA'S ABLITITY TO UNDERWRITE THE ENTIRE WEEKEND WE'LL BE ABLE TO PRODUCE A MUCH MORE MEANINGFUL PROGRAM FOR THEM.)) [Runs11]
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Since the Lynchburg based company Areva is paying for most of the event, the D-Day Memorial can worry about other matters.
The memorial is still 3 three million dollars in debt.
That is nearly half it was two years ago.
The D-Day Memorial Foundation plans to use the 60th anniversary to show the public it's becoming financially responsible.
It hopes people will give money so it can finally finish the memorial.
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[IN Q=We have additions to the]

((JOE BANNER/NATIONAL D-DAY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION: WE HAVE ADDITIONS TO THE ENGLIGH GARDEN, OUR EISENHOWER STATUE. WE HAVE SOME OTHER ADDITIONS TO THE MEMORIAL AS WELL AS STATUES IN THE INVASION PLAZA. WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD ANTICPATING THE EDUCATION CENTER TO COMPLETED. WE HOPE TO BEGIN A CAMPAIGN FOR THAT IN A FEW YEARS.)) [Runs14]
[OUT Q=IN A FEW YEARS]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


The ceremony on June 6th will start at eleven o'clock in the morning and tickets must be purchased in advance.
They cost five dollars.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Jean, D-Day veterans will receive free seating but must call ahead to the D-Day Foundation.


[School-Info]


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An electrical problem is causing trouble for a local school.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke will be closed tomorrow.
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[Iraq-Blast]


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A blast in Baghdad at the Sheraton hotel- that houses journalists and foreign businessmen.
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The hotel was hit early Wednesday morning Baghdad time by what appeared to be a rocket.
The rocket slammed into a sixth floor concrete ledge that is the roof of a banquet room- leaving a five by five foot hole.
Security guards there say there are no casualties.
U-S soldiers protect the Sheraton and a neighboring hotel- both of which are ringed by concrete blast walls to ward off bombing attempts.
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[Home-Shopping]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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An announcement in Salem has some employees shopping for a new job.
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[VO-NAT]
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The Home Shopping Network today announced plans to move part of its Salem fulfillment center to Piney Flats, Tennessee.
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[IN Q=When we found the]

((JOY PERKINS: WHEN WE FOUND THE FACILITY IN TENNESSEE WE DIDN'T STOP LOOKING IN VIRGINIA. WE CONTINUED AND THE STATE OF VIRGINIA HELPED US, BUT THERE JUST WASN'T ANYTHING EXISTING - WE'D HAVE TO BUILD AND THERE WASN'T EVEN ANY LAND IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA.))
[SUPER=01-Joy Perkins/HSN Fulfillment Vice President;]
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[OUT Q=the immediate area]
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[VO-NAT]

The television and Internet retailer employs 450 people at it's Salem facility. About half of those jobs will be transferred to the company's Roanoke County facility. The other half will be lost. Laid- off employees will be given severance. Home Shopping Network plans to start moving in August.
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[Hubbell-Lighting]


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Workers at a Christiansburg company will stay on the job.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/March 8;]


Employees at Hubbell Lighting have agreed to a new four year contract.
The contract is retro-active to March 8th, the day the old contract ran out.
Employees have been working on good faith since then.
Details of the contract have not been made public, but workers had been holding out for salary increases and better benefits.
Hubbell employs 330 people at the Christiansburg facility.
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[Bobby-Brown]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Musician Bobby Brown will be in court tomorrow, but not in Roanoke.
Authorities in DeKalb County Georgia this morning admitted they'd made a mistake when they said the singer was due to appear at an emergency hearing in the Star City.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-DeKalb Co., GA/Yesterday]


Brown was released from jail yesterday, after serving most of a 60- day sentence for violating the terms of his probation on a drunken driving charge.
In a correction issued this morning, the Dekalb County Sheriff's Office said Brown was released early so he could appear in Norfolk County Probate and Family Court in Masschusetts.
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[Gas-Prices]


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We may sound like a broken record, but gas prices have hit a new all time record.
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[VO-NAT]


And the price is still climbing.
The nationwide average is now nearly 1.74 a gallon.
California reports the highest prices at a 2 dollars14 cents a gallon. Move east and it doesn't get much better.
Triple A says usually at this time of the year- prices are usually at a record low.
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((AND WE USUALLY DON'T SEE RECORD HIGH PRICES UNTIL MEMORIAL DAY THE FACT THAT THIS IS HAPPENING NOW IS A BIG DEAL BECAUSE REALLY PRICES SHOULD BE MUCH LOWER.))
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[SUPER=01-Robert Sinclair/AAA;]
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[OUT Q=be much lower.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Government is predicting gas prices will jump another ten cents a gallon this spring.
High demand facing off against tight supplies thanks to OPEC and older refineries struggling with capacity.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Millions is renovations at one area stadium are almost done. We'll have a sneak peak at how it looks and
just how much was known about Al Qaeda before the 9-11 attacks?
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((THE 911 COMMISSION HOLDS TWO DAYS OF HEARINGS ON CAPITOL HILL AND THE MAN WHO RELEASED A BOOK THIS WEEK ACCUSING PRESIDENT BUSH OF IGNORING WARNINGS ABOUT 9-11 TESTIFIES TOMORROW. I'M STACY CASE IN WASHINGTON. WITH A LOOK AHEAD.))
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[OUT Q=with a look ahead.]
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports Office as the Tech women dominate Penn State for nearly a half and then some only to lose by 13. JJ Redick is getting ready for Duke's date in the Sweet 16. A couple of coaches with area ties land jobs in Williamsburg today. And the SAFER wall technology is coming to Charlotte in time for the 600 - tonight on the Big 7.))
[911-Commission]

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Just how much did the U-S government know about Osama bin Laden before the 9-11 attacks. Apparently both President's Clinton and Bush considered military action against him....
Today both adminstrations were on the hotseat- some say they did not do enough to prevent an attack.
Stacy Case has more from Washington, D-C.
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[IN Q=]
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Kerrey/9-11 Commission; 11 very quick!!]
[Super=01-William Cohen/Former Defense Secretary;38]
[Super=@Rumsfeld;1:04]
[SUPER=01-Elaine Hughes/9-11 Family Member; 1:30 quick!]
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((THE CLINTON CAMP DID TOO LITTLE AND THE BUSH TEAM WAITED TOO LONG. THE INDEPENDENT 9-11 COMMISSION SAYS BOTH ADMINIS
TRATIONS SHARE THE BLAME FOR 9-11------

"you didn't get a briefing from the counter terrorist group?"
BOTH PRESIDENTS CONSIDERED MILITARY FORCE AGAINST OSAMA BIN LADEN'S AL QAIDA--- BUT INSTEAD OPTED FOR DIPLOMACY. THIS
, THE COMMISSION SAYS, ALLOWED THE TERRORIST NETWORK TO GROW----- ULITMATELY A

DEADLY DECISION. : Sen. Bob Kerrey/9-11 Commission What the hell does that say to Al Qaeda? They know, beginning, I think, in 1993, that there were going to be limited, if any, use of the military, and they were free to do whatever they wanted.
PRESIDENT CLINTON'S SECRETARY OF DEFENSE TOLD THE 9-11 COMMISSION THAT HIS ADMINISTRATION WAS ACCUSED OF EXAGGERATING THE AL QAIDA THREAT FOR PERSONAL REASONS. WILLIAM COHEN/FORMER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE There were critics of the clinton administration saying this was an effort on his part to divert attention from his personal difficulties. commissioner ben veniste listing prior intelligence... quick nat THE CLINTON AND BUSH TEAMS SAY THEY CHOSE THE DIPLOMATIC ROUTE WHILE THEY WAITED FOR BETTER INTELLIGENCE. BUT COMMISSIONERS LISTED THE CLEAR WARNING SIGNS THAT PLANES MIGHT BE USED AS MISSILES. DONALD RUMSFELD/ SECRETARY OF DEFENSE. I do not recall seeing anything in the period since I came back to government about the idea of taking a commercial airliner and using it as a missile THE COMMISSION SAID THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION HAD PLANS TO TAKE OUT BIN LADEN FOUR TIMES, BUT FAILED TO PULL THE TRIGG
ER.... AND THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION SPENT ITS FIRST 8 MONTHS IN OFFICE STUDYING THE AL QAIDA THREAT--- EVEN WITH PROOF A

L QAIDA WAS BEHIND THE ATTACK ON THE USS COLE. ONE 9-11 FAMILY MEMBER SAYS THE TIME WAS WASTED. ELAINE HUGHES/911 FAMILY MEMBER Eight months is a long time for an administration to not have a plan, to not know. STACY CASE/REPORTING about clarke... looking ahead to tomorrow.))

[Harris]


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Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith says school superintendent Wayne Harris is being rewarded for "a job poorly done."
Today, Smith criticized the school board for agreeing to pay Harris for six months after he steps down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]


Harris announced his retirement yesterday. He will leave his post at the end of the school year, but remain on paid leave through December.
Smith says six months of severance is unwarranted.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The good part of it]

((THE GOOD PART OF IT IS, WE KNOW AT THE END OF JUNE WE CAN START THE REBUILDING PROCESS, REBUILDING THE CONFIDENCE IN OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM. WE NEED TO START TODAY SETTING THAT COURSE.))
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[OUT Q=start today setting that course.]
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School board members praised Harris for rising test scores, declining dropout rates, improvements in teacher salaries and other accomplishments.
Harris gave up an early retirement benefit that would have paid him approximately 150 -thousand dollars over five years.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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But Smith challenged board members to put what he calls "the buddy system" behind them, and insure maximum public input as they search for a new superintendent.

[City-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Even with a run-down, out-of-date ballpark last year, the Lynchburg Hillcats drew more than 90-thousand fans to City Stadium.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


They hope five million dollars in renovations will translate into at least a 50 percent rise in attendance this year.
City leaders today got a tour of the updated ballpark: from its new concessions and skyboxes to the picnic areas.


Team officials figure it will all be ready by Opening Day.
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[SOT 12:13:33]
[IN Q=But again]

((PAUL SUNWALL/HILLCATS GM: BUT AGAIN, THE CONCESSIONS ARE READY, THE RESTROOMS ARE READY.. THE SEATS, THEY'RE STILL PUTTING IN A FEW SEATS, SO THERE'S A FEW LITTLE ODDS AND ENDS THAT MAKE YOU A LITTLE APPREHENSIVE ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT WE'RE GOING TO BE READY, BUT I THINK FOR THE MOST PART WE'RE IN GOOD SHAPE.))
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[OUT Q=in good shape.]
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[VO-NAT]


The outfield fence remains the biggest project not done.
Fans can get a sneak preview of the park this Saturday from 12 to 3.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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New signs of water on Mars- We'll tell you what's been found.
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and not water.. but beer as one man brews up quite the collection.. it's so big he built a new house for it.
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[Commercial]


[Diana-Exhibit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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How would you like a glimpse of Princess Diana's wedding gown?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Lauderdale, FL]


It is just one item going on display at a new exhibit in Fort Lauderdale honoring the the late princess.
The exhibit features the wedding gown she wore to her 1981 marriage to prince Charles as well as 28 other designer outfits.
Diana's brother says the family is behind this exhibit.
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[Mars-Discovery]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Scientists at NASA say the Red Planet used to be a wet planet- They say the Opportunity Rover is parked on what was once the shoreline of a salty sea.
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[VO-NAT]

The geologist robot roaming Mars pieced together a mosaic showing layers of ripples in the rock.
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[IN Q=WE FEEL VERY ]

((DR. JOHN GROSINGER/ROVER SITE TEAM MEMBER--WE FEEL VERY CONFIDENT THAT THESE ARE RIPPLES BASED ON WATER AND NOT WIND.))
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[OUT Q=WATER AND NOT WIND]
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[VO-NAT]

Scientists say since water was on the surface, fossils could also be, but the rovers aren't sophisticated enough to examine microscopic fossils.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Tech women run out of gas against Penn State. JJ hopes he doesn't run out of gas again this postseason. And some local coaches get new jobs with the Tribe. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Darlington, SC; :00]

The Lowes Motor Speedway has decided to install the "soft wall" technology at the track in time for the May schedule of races. The technology was used this past weekend at Darlington. The SAFER barriers will be installed by an Indiana company. And the workers better get busy. 61-hundred feet of concrete walls at the mile and a half track must be covered. [go to scores]
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[S-Women]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=Women's Final Four]
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The Virginia Tech women had their Sweet 16 dance ticket in hand for almost 30 minutes tonight, before number one seed Penn State came alive and rallied to top Tech 61 to 48 in a game that was much closer than the score indicates. Tech led by three at the half and by five in the second half - but the Hokies couldn't answer a 27-to-6 Penn State run that proved to be the difference in a physically and mentally exhausting contest.
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[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rene Portland/Penn State Head Coach; :22]
[SUPER=01-Carrie Mason/Led Va. Tech With 16 Points; :41]
[SUPER=01-Kerri Gardin/8 Points and 3 Assists for VT; :56]
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[OUT Q=...very disapointing right now."]
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD WOMEN'S FINAL FOUR]

The Tech women finish the season 23-and-8. Tonight's game was witnessed by 7, 128 fans - the 8th largest women's crowd in Tech history.

[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=men's final four]

The men's madness resumes on Thursday night with action from the Sweet 16.
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[go to pinnacle 1010] We will have the Vanderbilt - U-Conn game at 7:10 followed by St. Joe's and Wake Forest just before 10.
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[go to pinnacle 1011] On Friday it's Alabama Birmingham and Kansas and then Duke and Illinois in the nightcap. The games are do not have on WDBJ-7 will be available on our digital channel and on Cox Digital Cable.
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[S-Redick]


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His shooting was poor in the ACC tourney, and woeful in the NCAA Sweet 16 loss to Kansas last year when he went 2 for 16. But when you shoot it like J.J. Redick does - no one thinks you're going to miss forever. Steve Mason has more on the Duke sophomore - who is catching fire at just the right time.
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((Nothing sweet about J.J. Redick's NCAA tournament warm up. His shooting slump during the ACC tournament prompted media attention. He found strength in his coach. ((:))
Redick, who broke out of his slump with 21 points against seton Hall, was proclaimed one of if not the most hated player in the ACC but channels the negative energy in a positive direction. ((:))
Redick's recollection of the sweet 16 last year was very bitter, a 2 for 16 night in a loss to Kansas and the sophomore heads into his second regional semifinal better for it.)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:JUST BEFORE THE NCAA TOURNAMENT BEGAN, THE DUKE EQUIPMENT MANAGER GAVE REDICK A NEW JERSEY BECAUSE HIS OLD ONE HAD BEEN STRETCHED OUT OF PROPORTION BY ALL OF THE GRABBING, CLUTCHING AND CLAWING FROM THE OPPOSITIONS TOP DEFENDERS THAT DRAW THE ASSIGNMENT OF COVERING OF COLLEGE BASKETBALL'S BEST SHOOTERS. STEVE MASON NEWS 7 SPORTS.))

[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA LOGO]

UVa announced tonight that it has withdrawn the scholarship it offered Tampa, Florida baseball star Corey Brown. The high school star is one of four students accused of having sex with a 14 year old girl. The girl's parents said this is what happens when alcohol is combined with the arrogance of being a star athlete. Brown signed with UVa in November of last year.

[S-Tribe]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The William & Mary football team picked up a pair of coaches with ties to the area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Season; :00]

Greg Shockley, a former Friday Football Extra star at Blacksburg high has been hired to coach tight ends for the Tribe. Shockley played at Tech, graduated in 1999 and has been a graduate assistant coach for the Hokies helping with the offensive line, defensive scout team and film breakdown.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/2001;]

The Tribe also hired former Roanoke Steam coach Steven Jerry today to coach running backs. It's a homecoming of sorts for Jerry, who coached running backs for the Tribe in 2000.
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Can-Collector]


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Proof that one man's trash is another man's treasure.
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[SUPER=03-Newberry Township, PA;]

Jeff Lebo of Newberry Township, Pennsylvania, had to build a separate home for his treasure -- more than 55 thousand used beer cans.
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[IN Q=MOST PEOPLE AREN'T ]

((JEFF LEBO/BEER CAN COLLECTOR--MOST PEOPLE AREN'T INSANE ENOUGH TO BUILD A HOUSE FOR THEIR COLLECTION. I DID)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((JEFF LEBO/BEER CAN COLLECTOR--THIS IS ABOUT THREE TIMES AS BIG AS THE HOUSE THAT WE LIVE IN. THIS IS ABOUT 6,000 SQUARE FEET))
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[OUT Q= ABOUT 6,000 SQUARE FEET]
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Inside that second home is the second largest beer can collection in the world. Lebo built the home with eight rooms -- a room for each region his cans came from.
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