[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Salem's loss of H-S-N leaves its employees shopping around for work.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And Mayor Smith refers to school superintendent Harris's tenure as a "job poorly done."
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]
[ENG#=2]

Tonight on News 7 sports - The Tech women and Penn State are set to battle for a spot in the sweet 16 tonight. Steve Mason checks in with JJ Redick as Duke Sweet 16 date approaches,
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[VO-NAT]

and former Tech player and coach Greg Shockley has landed a fulltime assistant's position at William & Mary.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Record cold all over the region this morning. Any chances of a repeat performance? Forecast details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
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[ENG#=3]
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[SOT 9:45]
[IN Q=It's been a tough two]

((JOY PERKINS: IT'S BEEN A TOUGH TWO DAYS HERE AND WE WANT TO HELP THE EMPLOYEES AS MUCH AS WE CAN.))
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=much as we can]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Salem loses a major employer.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

More than 200- jobs are headed to Tennessee.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Home-Shopping]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-51 TC2:01:02]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]

After months of rumors, the Home Shopping Network today confirmed plans to move part of its Salem fulfillment center to Tennessee.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The good news is half of the jobs are staying in the Roanoke Valley. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & Jennifer/BAM;]

Jennifer Wishon has been following this story and joins us with details. Keith and Shannon, the Home Shopping Network started looking for a larger facility back in November.
[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; ]

Local economic leaders were contacted, but couldn't offer a building big enough to keep the company in the valley.
[ENG#=4]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat Sound]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Betty Roland/Home Shopping Network Employee; :15 ]
[SUPER=01-Joy Perkins/Fulfillment Vice President; :30 ]
[SUPER=01-Doug Chittum/Roanoke County Economic Director; 1:17 ]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=IN FACT GROWS WE HOPE]
(([SOT 14:45 - NATS OF BOXES BEING THROWN]

450 people work at the Home Shopping Network's Fulfillment Center in Salem. [18:09 - NATS OF BEEPS IN JEWELRY DEPT.] About half of those work with jewelry and will be transferred to the company's Roanoke County facility off Route 460.


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[SOT 30:07]
[IN Q=It's a big relief]

((BETTY ROLAND: IT'S A BIG RELIEF BECAUSE RIGHT NOW I REALLY DIDN'T WANT TO RELOCATE BECAUSE I'M GETTING CLOSE TO RETIREMENT AND I WANTED TO STAY WITH THE COMPANY THROUGHOUT.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=company throughout]

Employees who work with so called hard goods are not as lucky. Their jobs are moving Piney Flats, Tennessee.
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[SOT 4:08]
[IN Q=It's a sad day for]

((JOY PERKINS: IT'S A SAD DAY FOR ALL OF US. IT WAS A TOUGH DECISION TO MAKE, BUT WE'RE GOING TO DO ALL WE CAN TO TRY AND TRANSITION THE EMPLOYEES.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=the employees.]

Hard- goods employees will be offered comparable jobs in Tennessee or reassigned to open positions at the Roanoke County facility. Those who choose not to move will be offered severance packages. All employees will be notified 60- days before their job ends.
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[SOT 6:42]
[IN Q=From that 60- day]

((JOY PERKINS: FROM THAT 60- DAY PERIOD WE'LL HAVE ON SITE HELP HERE TO HELP THEM WITH RESUMES, HELP THEM WITH INTERVIEWS, COMPUTER TRAINING SKILLS.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=computer training skills]

Local officials say they're saddened by the loss of jobs, but proud of the way area economic leaders worked together.


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[SOT 23:18]
[IN Q=We looked at this]

((DOUG CHITTUM: WE LOOKED AT THIS PROJECT AS A REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECT AND JOBS ARE JOBS AND I FEEL BAD FOR THE FOLKS IN SALEM AND WE'RE GOING TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAKE SURE THE ROANOKE COUNTY FACILITY WEATHERS THIS AND IN FACT GROWS WE HOPE.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=grows we hope]))
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[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL BAM]

Chittum says the job- market is tight right now, but believes laid- off workers will be able to find local jobs. The company will begin moving in August.
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith, Shannon & Jennifer/BAM;]

Keith and Shannon, Salem officials say they hope to fill the vacated building with a new business.


[Hubbell-Lighting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-03 TC1:37:36]
[GRAPHIC=Hubbell Negotiations]
[ENG#=1]


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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[Honts]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-10 TC20:09]
[GRAPHIC=George Honts]
[ENG#=2]

He's being remembered as a good friend, great judge and all-round wonderful guy. Judge George Honts, the Third, died this morning at the age of 64.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape]

Honts succumbed to the massive brain hemorrhage he suffered yesterday. The judge announced his retirement in January. Doctors had first thought it was an aneurysm. He's remembered by his friends and colleagues as a fair man with an amazing work-ethic.
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[SOT@14:2656:02]
[IN Q=He was slow...]

((JUDGE CLIFFORD WECKSTEIN/ROANOKE CIRCUIT COURT: HE WAS SLOW TO ANGER, QUICK WITH A QUIP, QUICK TO FORGIVE AND A PRINCE OF A MAN.))
[SUPER=01-Judge Clifford Weckstein/Roanoke Circuit Court]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=a prince of a man.]
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[VO-NAT]

Judge Honts would have been on the bench 21-years by the time he was set to retire in July.
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[Harris]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-01 TC1:17:52]
[GRAPHIC=Wayne Harris]


A day after Roanoke School Superintendent Wayne Harris announced he's retiring, Mayor Ralph Smith is criticizing his agreement with the School Board.
Smith says members of the panel should never have voted to pay Harris for six months after he steps down. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JoeD /Newsroom;]


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight with more on the mayor's complaint.
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@joe1;]


Shannon, Ralph Smith has been critical of the superintendent and the school board, and his complaints haven't stopped with the announcement that Harris is stepping down.
[ENG#=3]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=With Harris' decision to retire]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gloria Manns/Roanoke School Board Chairman; :09]
[SUPER=01-Dr. David Trinkle/Roanoke School Board; :15]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor; :37]
[RUNS=:51]
[OUT Q=paid for and I think that's unfortunate.]


((With Harris' decision to retire, and the renegotiation of his contract, school board members say they found a win-win situation.
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is the way]

((GLORIA MANNS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: THIS IS THE WAY HE WANTED IT. THIS IS THE WAY WE WANTED IT, AND IT'S WORKED OUT FINE.)) ((DAVID TRINKLE/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD: A MUTUAL DECISION WAS REACHED THAT I THINK CLEARLY WAS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE SYSTEM.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=and employees of the system.]


Harris gave up his interest in an early retirement plan that would have paid him 20 percent of his salary for five years, a benefit school officials valued at approximately 150- thousand dollars.
But Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith believes six months of severance is unwarranted.
[SOT]
[IN Q=And when I say he didn't]

((AND WHEN I SAY HE DIDN'T UPHOLD HIS CONTRACT, THERE WERE CERTAIN THINGS, THE PURCHASING DIFFICULTIES, THE REPORTING DIFFICULTIES CLEARLY WERE A BREACH OF HIS OWN PERSONAL CONTRACT. AND THAT WAS NEGOTIATED AWAY AND PAID FOR AND I THINK THAT'S UNFORTUNATE.))
[RUNS= :16]
[OUT Q=and I think that's unfortunate.]))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Newsroom]


Yesterday school board members praised harris for rising test scores, declining dropout rates, improvements in teacher salaries and other accomplishments.
They said the renegotiation of his contract was a mutual decision made in the best interests of the school system.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JoeD /Newsroom;]


But Shannon, Smith is challenging school board members to put what he calls "the buddy system" behind them , and chart a course that will insure the maximum amount of public participation as they begin the search for Wayne Harris' successor.

[School-Info]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


An electrical problem is affecting a local school.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
Roanoke City schools evening high school is cancelled tonight. That also means there will be no GED Adult Education classes.
The same problem also means Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke will be closed tomorrow.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


Still ahead, the new I-81 "safety corridor." Is it putting the brakes on a dangerous section of highway?
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus see why many believe improvements to Lynchburg's City Stadium will be a hit with fans.
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[1st-Wx]
[Bobby-Brown]

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-12 TC06:36]
[GRAPHIC=Bobby Brown]
[ENG#=1]


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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[81-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-54 TC1:53:57]
[GRAPHIC=81 Safety Corridor]
[ENG#=2]


The state's only highway safety corrider is, so far, a success.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

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 220-speeding tickets, 45-reckless driving citations and made 5-DUI arrests. They say the bikes are useful in running radar.
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[SOT 4:16 - 4:30]
[IN Q=And they also are just not as noticeable.]

((SGT. TOM FOSTER/VA STATE POLICE: AND THEY ALSO ARE JUST NOT AS NOTICEABLE. THEY'RE EFFECTIVE FOR PACING VEHICLES AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE USING THEM PRIMARILY FOR RIGHT NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tom Foster/State Police;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=using them primarily for right now.]
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[VO-NAT :13]

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 on the downswing since 1997.
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[XGR-budget]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-04 TC59:20]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]
[ENG#=3]


State legislators left Richmond without a budget.
Now they are hearing what citizens have to say about the logjam.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Williamsburg]


Lawmakers across the state are holding town hall meetings.
The House of Delegates voted to recess until Saturday so that members could talk to their constituents.
Delegate Phil Hamilton says the break has been helpful.
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[SOT 56:08]
[IN Q=I'VE HAD A CHANCE TO GET BACK]

((DELEGATE PHIL HAMILTON/R-NEWPORT NEWS: I'VE HAD A CHANCE TO GET BACK TO WORK. I'VE HAD A CHANCE TO INTERACT WITH PEOPLE THIS GATHERING TODAY IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO GET EVEN MORE FEEDBACK FROM CITIZENS.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Phil Hamilton/(R) Newport News; :00]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=TO GET EVEN MORE FEEDBACK FROM CITIZENS.]
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[VO-NAT]


The two houses remain divided on sales and income tax increases.
Senator Tommy Norment says he doesn't think taking a week off will make any difference.
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[SOT 10:58:10]
[IN Q=I'M NOT SURE THAT ITS CHANGED ANY]

((SENATOR TOMMY NORMENT/R-WILLIAMSBURG: I'M NOT SURE THAT ITS CHANGED ANY MINDS ALTER THE MINDS OF ANYBODY THAT'S INFORMED VERY FRANKLY I WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET OUT IN FRONT OF THE CITIZENS I REPRESENT AND GIVE THEM SOME DETAILS ON IT. :26))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tommy Norment/(R) Williamsburg; :]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=AND GIVE THEM SOME DETAILS ON IT.]
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[VO-NAT]


The budget conferees are scheduled to meet again tomorrow to try to break the impasse.
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[Russians]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-55 TC1:46:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


Several Russian entrepreneurs are getting a taste of life in Montgomery County this month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Ten Russians are in town for the next three weeks to learn about wood manufacturing in the region.
They're staying with local families, spending most of their time visiting timber, furniture and wood- making plants in the area to learn how private businesses are run in the United States.
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[SOT:9:10:00, 20:58:00]
[IN Q=How you, the business]

((ZENA GENERALOVA: HOW YOU, THE BUSINESS IS ORGANIZED. THE WAY YOU TAKE MONEY FOR DEVELOPING THE BUSINESS. HOW YOU MANAGE IT. HOW YOU WORK WITH THE PERSONNEL. SERGEI DANILOV ARCHANGELSK: THE TIMBER MARKET IN THE UNITED STATES IS THE BIGGEST TIMBER MARK IN THE WORLD. THE PRINCIPAL WOODEN MARKET IN THE WORLD. SO FOR US IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR US TO KNOW HOW IT IS DOING HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Zena Generalova/Russian Facilitator;]
[SUPER=01-Sergei Danilov/Russian Timber Business Owner;]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=how it is doing here.]
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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
The county still needs host homes. If you're interested, call John Muffo at 540-231-6003.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Uncertainty abou terrorism and the economy led to a volatile day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/1.11/10063.64/y/8.10/1901.80;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW fell just over a point.
NASDAQ dropped eight.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[City-Stadium]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-05 TC1:05:20]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[ENG#=1]


A major effort to overhaul Lynchburg's minor league ballpark is finally in the homestretch.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


As Steve Smallshaw reports, the Hillcats are hoping that now that they've built it, the fans will come.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=natsot]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Paul Sunwall/Hillcats GM; :24]
[SUPER=01-Ed Barksdale/Lynchburg Council Member; :58]
[SUPER=01-Calvin Falwell/Lynchburg Baseball Corporation; 1:10]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]
(( [natsot lawnmower 11:56:35]
[RUNS= 02]


With visitors coming over in just a couple of weeks, the push is on to get ready in time.
The skyboxes are finished, but the outfield wall is still under construction.. and little things like paint and landscaping are still in progress.
For the first time in decades, the major attraction at Lynchburg's City Stadium won't be the minor league Hillcats.. it will be the ballpark itself.
[SOT 12:16:28]

((PAUL SUNWALL/HILLCATS GM: I THINK THIS YEAR ESPECIALLY, JUST COMING OUT TO SEE THE FACILITY WILL BE THE PROMOTION. I THINK THE VIEW IS STILL THERE THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN THERE, THE NICE BREEZE WE ALWAYS HAVE. IT'S A FUN PLACE TO COME, IT'S THE BEST PLACE TO HAVE A HOT DOG AND A BEVERAGE.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=and a beverage.]


It's also a good place to catch a ballgame.
New restrooms and concessions have been added.. the seating is more comfortable.. they've put in a picnic area and a new scoreboard is on the way.
City council and other local leaders got a chance Tuesday to see where all their money has gone.
To a person, they consider it well-spent.
[SOT 11:39:32]

((ED BARKSDALE/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I THINK THE PEOPLE OF LYNCHBURG SEE WHAT WE HAVE HERE, LYNCHBURG AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES, SEE WHAT WE HAVE HERE, THEY WILL CHANGE THEIR MINDS ABOUT THE MONEY'S THAT BEEN SPENT TO MAKE THIS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE AND MAKE LYNCHBURG A MORE VIABLE PLACE TO LIVE.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=place to live.]
[SOT 11:47:45]

((CALVIN FALWELL/LYNCHBURG BASEBALL CORPORATION: BASEBALL MEANS A LOT TO THIS CITY. THERE'S 160 MINOR LEAGUE BALLCLUBS IN THE UNITED STATES AND I GET CALLS ALL THE TIME FROM PEOPLE WANTING TO BUY THE BALLCLUB. BUT WE DON'T WANT TO SELL IT, WE WANT TO KEEP BASEBALL IN LYNCHBURG.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=in Lynchburg.]


Opening Day is April 9th, but fans can get a sneak preview themselves this Saturday from 12 to 3.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]
[ENG#=V10]

Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - two coaches with area ties land jobs at William & Mary. Steve Mason checks in with JJ Redick,
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[VO-NAT]

and the Tech women are hoping for a full house tonight at the Cassell as they take on Penn State with a trip to the Sweet 16 on the line.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-167 42:10]
[GRAPHIC= womens final four]
[ENG#=1]


In just over a half hour, Virginia Tech and Penn State tip it off in the NCAA women's basketball tournament second round at Cassell Coliseum. Both sides have offered final thoughts.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kerri Gardin/Virginia Tech Forward; :23]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=.....answer back"]
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[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 1010] On Friday it's Alabama Birmingham and Kansas and then Duke and Illinois in the nightcap. The games are do not have WDBJ-7 will be available on our digital channel and on Cox Digital Cable.
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[S-Redick]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-171 21:46]
[GRAPHIC=final four]
[ENG#=2]


During halftime of the Blue Devils first round win, the team gathered around J.J. Redick, trying to help him fight out of his shooting slump by expressing their confidence in him. Redick went on to score 35 combined points in the second half and in the following game against Seton Hall. Steve Mason has more on the former Cave Spring star.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-J. J. Redick/35 Points in Two NCAA Games; :12]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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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-Tribe]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-165 12929TC]
[GRAPHIC=WILLIAM AND MARY]
[ENG#=3]

The William & Mary football team dipped into the area's talented pool of players when it grabbed Bath County quarterback Jacob Phillips. And now Jimmye Laycock has hired a couple 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. Last year he was the offensive coordinator at Va. State. (------------)