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Coming up on News 7-
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They're not happy about it. But when it comes to a proposed Roanoke County development, neighbors would rather have some day than none. Plus, a Roanoke church forgives a former pastor for a lengthy affair. And scientists in South Carolina are taking the save the whales slogan to heart.
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News 7 is next.

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Plans to build a high-end shopping center have some residents looking into the possiblity of legal action.
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[SOT 16:09:32]
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((EARLE ATKINS: WE'RE GOING TO FIGHT IT. WE'RE GOING TO FIGHT IT, ALL THE WAY.))
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[OUT Q=all the way]
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They've lost one battle but they're not giving up.
Tonight opponents of the Keagy Village Project in Roanoke County gathered to plot their next move. [***KEAGY VILLAGE IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin/BAM;]


Justin McLeod attended the meeting and joins us now with details. So Justin what are their plans?
Shannon, for one they've hired legal counsel.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


They've also successfully delayed an important vote which was expected this week.
Now they turn their attention to the Board of Supervisors and the possiblity of a compromise.
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[SUPER=01-Fred Bolyard/Opponent; :15]
[SUPER=01-Earle Atkins/Nearby Resident; :38]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Barrett/Nearby Resident; 1:08]
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((((NAT SOUND OF THE MEETING SAYING "ARE WE JUST GOING TO LET THIS THING GO?" AT 16:20:59))
Letting it go won't come easy to these residents.
They gathered Wednesday night for the first Greater Hidden Valley Community Association meeting.
It was formed after the Planning and Zoning Commission approved the Keagy Road project.
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((FRED BOLYARD/OPPONENT: IN THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT THERE'S AN ATTEMPT TO INVADE THE RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY FOR COMMERICAL DEVELOPMENT.)) [Runs06]
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That development would go here on Keagy Road off of Route 419 near Allstate.
A South Carolina company wants to build a retail office complex that would be made up of small speciality stores.
The development would be located next to several residential neighborhoods.
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[IN Q=My land adjoins]

((EARLE ATKINS/NEARBY RESIDENT: MY LAND ADJOINS THEIR PROPOSED SHOPPING CENTER. AND WHAT WOULD BE LIKE TO HAVE THAT IN YOUR BACKYARD? IT WOULD BE TERRIBLE. IT WOULD BE A NIGHTMARE.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=be a nightmare]


A nightmare he and some neighbors hope to avert by taking their fight to the Board of Superivsors.
Opponents are already making phone calls and writing letters to each Superivsor.
One of their main arguments is the increased traffic on Route 419 and Keagy Road.
But even as they fight the project, they're keeping an open dialogue with the developer in hopes of winning some concessions.
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((BONNIE BARRETT/NEARBY RESIDENT: WE'RE OPEN. WE'RE OPEN. OUR EARS ARE OPEN SO WE WOULD BE WILLING TO LISTEN.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=WILLING TO LISTEN]))
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An attorney for Kahn Development says it has proposed three options to increase buffers to keep out noise and such.


But she declined to say what those options are.
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Meantime Shannon, the Board of Supervisors is now scheduled to vote on this project at its April 27th meting. That vote was suppose to come this past Tuesday


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Well over one hundred students and teachers were absent from a Pulaski County elementary school today, apparently because of a stomach virus.
The New River Valley Health Department is investigating the illness at Claremont Elementary school.
The contagious virus is said to mimic the symptoms of the Norwalk virus. Health officials informed students and advised school officials on decontamination procedures. The Pulaski County school superintendent says extra custodial staff have been disinfecting the school tonight. The symptoms generally last 24 to 48 hours.

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Singer Bobby Brown is headed back to jail, just two days after his latest release.
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[SUPER=03-Canton, MA;]

A Massachusetts judge ordered him jailed for 90 days, or until he pays the 63-thousand dollars he owes in back child support.
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[IN Q=Counsel, I do not find it credible;]

((JUDGE PAULA CAREY; COUNSEL, I DO NOT FIND IT CREDIBLE THAT HE HAS NO ABILITY TO EARN MONEY.))
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[OUT Q=that he has no ability to earn money;]
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Brown is originally from the Boston area and fathered two children with a Massachusetts woman.
The singer was let out of prison a little early this week to make today's court appearance, but apparently he wasn't let out early enough. Brown arrived more than four hours after his hearing was scheduled to begin.
His attorneys say he missed his plane.
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Two days of testimony about alleged failures leading up to the September eleventh attacks are over. Today's star witness was Richard Clarke, a former terrorism adviser to both Presidents Clinton and Bush. Stacy Case has more.
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[SUPER=01-Andrew Card/White House Chief of Staff; :56]
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(( RICHARD CLARKE STOLE THE STAGE DURING 'DAY 2' OF THE 9-11 PUBLIC HEARINGS. HE CAME ARMED WITH ANSWERS AND AN APOLOGY. SUPER: RICHARD CLARKE/FORMER COUNTERTERRORISM ADVISER -- We tried hard but that doesn't matter because we failed
TRACK: WHILE SOME COMMISSIONERS PRAISED CLARKE, AS THE ONLY GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL TO APOLOGIZE FOR THE MISTAKES---- OTHE

RS CHIDED HIM FOR HIS ABOUT FACE. SUPER: JOHN LEHMAN/(R) 9-11 COMMISSION MEMBER You've got a real credibility problem. TRACK: CLARKE SAYS IN 2002 HE PUBLICLY PRAISED THE PRESIDENT'S HANDLING OF THE TERRORIST THREAT BECAUSE HE WAS TOLD TO DO SO. SUPER: RICHARD CLARKE/ FORMER COUNTERTERRORISM ADVISER as special assistant to the president, one is frequently asked to do that kind of thing. i've done it for several presidents. TRACK: BUT, IN HIS BOOK AND IN TESTIMONY WEDNESDAY, CLARKE SAYS PRESIDENT BUSH IGNORED HIS WARNINGS. SUPER: RICHARD CLARKE/FORMER COUNTERTERRORISM ADVISER though I continued to say it was an urgent problem... I don't think it was treated that way. BUTT BITE AND COVER I was sufficiently frustrated that I asked to be reassigned TRACK: IN A DECIDED EFFORT AT DAMAGE CONTROL, THE BUSH WHITE HOUSE CONTINUES ITS EFFORTS TO COUNTER CLARK'S STORY. SUPER: Andrew Card/White House Chief of Staff i've spent a lot of time with the president.. I've been in almost every one of his intell briefings what he alleges is not the fact TRACK: IN HER ABSENCE, NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR CONDOLEEZA RICE ALSO TOOK THE HEAT FOR NOT TESTIFYING PUBLICLY. SUPER: KRISTIN BREITWEISER we had hoped that in light of 3,000 people being murdered on homeland soil, that she would want to set a moral precedent. STAND UP CLOSE: STACY CASE/CBS NEWS clarke says he's not vying for top spot in possible kerry admin. final report due this summer.))

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Fears of terrorism have Europeans on edge tonight.
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[SUPER=03-Near Troyes, France;]

A makeshift bomb was found half-buried under the main French railway line between Paris and Switzerland. The bomb was found under a railway track near the city of Troyes (twah) , about 90 miles southeast of the French capital. It was detonated by bomb experts.
[SUPER=03-Berlin, Germany;]

And a reported assasination plot against German President Johannes Rau interrupted his trip to Africa. The President was scheduled to visit German troops on anti-terrorism duty.; Rau's security detail heard of a plan, made by Islamic militants, to assasinate him and advised against the trip. Rau returned to Berlin today.
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[Fuller]


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Retired Roanoke pastor Charles Fuller offered a stunning confession this week to members of the church he led for nearly four decades.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 1999]

In a videotaped statement played at a membership meeting Sunday night, the Reverend Doctor Fuller admitted he carried on an adulterous love-affair for 15 years of his tenure at First Baptist Church. The Chairman of Deacons says the church forgives him. "We at First Baptist grieve at the confession of Dr. Charles Fuller," Gene Cress says in a written statement released this afternoon. But Cress also says the confession shows: "You reap what you sow." Fuller retired in 1999, one month shy of his 68th birthday. He remains an elder in the church.
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Reverend Fuller was widely known beyond First Baptist Church for his "God's Minute" sermons, which aired on Roanoke television stations for decades. It's unclear why he chose to reveal the long-running affair now, years after it ended. Fuller himself won't say, citing the fact that members were asked not to discuss it. "I will not violate that," Fuller said.

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State budget negotiations resumed today in Richmond.
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Conferees met only for a few minutes before agreeing to meet again tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the Senate passed legislation that would extend the prohibition on political fundraising to the special budget session.
Senators say that too many economic interests are at stake.
And, just in case, one senator introduced a bill to keep the state government running even if a new budget is not in place by June 30.
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[IN Q=GOVERNMENT MUST CONTINUE]

((SENATOR JAY O'BRIEN/R-FAIRFAX CO.: GOVERNMENT MUST CONTINUE AND WE HAVE TO BE SERIOUS ABOUT OUR ROLE AS LEGISLATORS AND GIVING CONFIDENCE TO THE PUBLIC AND SO MUCH OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT RELIES ON STATE BUDGETS. WE NEED TO GIVE THEM THE CONFIDENCE AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Jay O'Brien/(R) Fairfax Co.; :00]
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[OUT Q=give them the confidence as well.]
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Budget conferees are scheduled to meet again tomorrow.
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VDOT confirms another bend in the road for Interstate 73.
Why the route's being changed when News 7 returns.
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Plus millions of Americans recite it every day.... but the Supreme Court's now deciding if the Pledge of Allegiance is Constitutional.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports Office as the Express turns the Growwll into a groan with anther Roundhouse win. A-Rod gets an eyeful of the RedSox tonight. JMU is narrowing its coaching search and - Stuarts Draft high school looks to rise from the ashes - details tonight on the Big 7.))
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Almost three years ago, V-Dot announced its engineers had selected the best possible route for Interstate 73.
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A Southeast Roanoke community formerly in the path of 73 has been declared a historic place, so today VDOT announced a change to part of the proposed route. VDOT now wants to build the road along a twelve mile section of Interstate 581 and Route 220 before rejoining the previous planned route.
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[IN Q=All the options...]

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESWOMAN; ALL THE OPTIONS CAN'T BE OPTIONS UNLESS THEY ARE VIABLE. WHAT'S HAPPENED IS THAT ONE OF THOSE IS NOT FEASIBLE AND SO WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT A 12 MILE SECTION OF 220 GOING INTO NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY.))
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[OUT Q=northern Franklin County.]
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The proposed path runs through the Clearbrook community, an area that Roanoke County has tapped for business growth and expansion. However, county leaders see the change in paths as a minor inconvenience.
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[IN Q=This is a long...]

((ARNOLD COVEY/ROANOKE CO. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT; THIS IS A LONG TERM SOLUTION, 20-25 YEARS. WE FEEL THERE'S NO NEED TO CHANGE GEARS BECAUSE THIS IS JUST THE ALIGNMENT THEY ARE CURRENTLY STUDYING.))
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[OUT Q=they are currently studying.]
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VDOT is planning several public hearings about the new route.
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State Police are looking for witnesses to today's accident on route 460 in Montgomery County.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


At around 12:45 a driver lost control and flipped her car about a mile outside the Giles County line on 460-eastbound.
51 year old Jodi Beth Lambert from Giles County was trapped in the car for over an hour.
She was flown by helicopter to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with head trauma.
State police say Lambert crossed onto the wrong side of the road before crossing back into the east bound lanes and flipping over.
Investigators are trying to figure out why she lost control.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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An accident near Routes 29 and 460 in Lynchburg tied up traffic for hours.
State police say 46-year-old Jerome White of North Carolina was going too fast on this ramp when his truck overturned.
A passenger in the truck, 57-year-old Robert Howard Cox of Hurt was trapped underneath.
White's been charged with reckless driving.
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Robin says a warm-up's on the way.
We'll find out just how warm when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, bad weather's hampering efforts to save an endangered whale of the Carolina coast.
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[Pledge-Challenge]


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The Supreme Court is expected to rule by summer on whether the phrase ``under God'' in the Pledge of Allegiance is constitutional.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

Atheist Michael Newdow had filed a lawsuit, objecting to the recitation of the Pledge in his 9-year old daughter's classroom. Today he argued the phrase violates the line between church and state.
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[IN Q=We're not saying there's no God...]

((MICHAEL NEWDOW/PLAINTIFF: WE'RE NOT SAYING THERE'S NO GOD. THAT WOULD BE ONE NATION THAT SAYS THERE'S NO GOD. WE'RE NOT ASKING FOR THAT. WE'RE JUST ASKING FOR ONE NATION INDIVISIBLE RATHER THAN BEING DIVIDED BY RELIGIOUS BELIEF.))
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The girl's mother, who has custody, says the third-grader loves the Pledge and even offers to lead her class in saying it.
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[IN Q=I'm hoping that this will be...]

((SANDRA BANNING/MOTHER: I'M HOPING THAT THIS WILL BE THE LAST TIME THAT AS A NATION WE WILL HAVE TO COME TO THE SUPREME COURT IN ORDER TO DETERMINE WHETHER OUR PLEDGE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.))
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[OUT Q=whether our pledge is unconstitutional.]
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Newdow argued today that the Pledge forces his daughter to "say that her father is wrong". As far as staying out of religion, some justices said they're not sure if the words are aimed at expressing religion -- or simply uniting the country.

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Cable customers across the country can now block unwanted programs, and they don't even have to pay for it.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The country's top 10 cable providers announced this week an agreement to provide free blocking equipment to customers, as part of their "Cable Puts You in Control" campaign. Most cable companies, including Cox and Adelphia, already offer free blocking equipment to subscribers, but legally they don't have to.
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[IN Q=we do things]

((MIKE PEDELTY/COX CABLE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS: WE DO THINGS LIKE FILTERS THAT WE OFFER TO ALL OF OUR SUBSCRIBERS THAT MAY WANT TO TAKE OUT SPECIFIC CHANNELS THAT THEY DON'T THINK ARE APPROPRIATE FOR THEIR CHILDREN AND IN SOME CASES FOR THEMSELVES))
[SUPER=01-Mike Pedelty/Cox Cable Director of Public Affairs;]
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[OUT Q=for themselves]
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The free blocking equipment is available only by request.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBSITE FS] To learn more about the campaign, you can go to our website, at wdbj7.com and click on websites in the news.
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The Express wins again at the Roundhouse. Wake and St. Joe's are ready to restart the Madness. JMU is closing in on a coach and we'll head to Stuarts Draft to see how a fire wiped out an athletic department.
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[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL/YES; :00]

But first tonight's Extra Point - the Red Sox couldn't get A-Rod, but they almost took him out tonight. Exhibition action in Tampa and as A-Rod looks to field Hideki Matsui's throw - the ball hits Brian Daubach's leg and caroms right into A-rod face. CAT scan was negative - he only has bruises and sorry Sox fans he should be OK.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express beat Greenville 5-2 at the Round House tonight but did not gain any ground against fourth place Florida for that final playoff spot because the Everblades downed Charlotte 7-to-2.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Grrrowl vs. Express; :00]


The Express entered the game four points behind the Everblades and received inspiration before face off from the Jackson Middle School Strings who performed the national anthem.
In the first period, watch Bryan Perez find himself with a wide open lane to the net and he buries the shot for a [
SUPER=34-Roanoke/5/Greenville/2;]1-nothing Express lead.


Then, Kevin Bergin notches the first of his two goals on the night, it came with 4:27 left in the opening period.
Carl Mallette finds the back of the net to push his scoring streak to 15 straight games. 3-1 Express and Roanoke wins 5-2.
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[SUPER=01-Tony MacAulay/Express Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Belitski/33 Saves for Express; :11]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Bergin/2 Goals, 1 Assists vs. Greenville; :18]
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The JMU head basketball coaching search appears to be nearing its end and it looks like the next coach in Harrisonburg will have an ACC flavor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/March 11; :00]

Sources in the coaching ranks tell News 7 Sports that Larry Hunter, the associate head coach at N.C. State, has emerged as the front runner to replace Sherman Dillard. Hunter has 25 years of head coaching experience at all levels including division one at Ohio University where he won over 200 games.
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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And Matt Doherty may still be in the running. He is supposed to be in Harrisonburg tomorrow.
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ESPN is reporting tonight that Larry Eustachy - one of JMU's front runners for the job - will be named the new head coach at Southern Miss tomorrow at four pm. Eustachy is the coach who was fired at Iowa State after pictures of him partying with coeds landed on the internet.

[S-NCAA]


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The Madness of March resumes tomorrow night right here on WDBJ-7. The opening game has
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[go to pinnacle 1009] Vanderbilt and U-Conn tipping things off at 7:10 followed by what should be an incredible backcourt brawl between St. Joe's and Wake Forest just before 10.
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[OUT Q=....TO ACHIEVE THIS."]
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[go to pinnacle 1010] Friday night's schedule will have more fun as Alabama Birmingham and Kansas hook up right before Duke and Illinois play. The games that aren't on WDBJ-7 will be available on our digital channel and on Cox Digital Cable.
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This past Saturday night, a wicked fire ripped through the athletic fieldhouse at Stuarts Draft High School in Augusta County. Today Travis Wells and photographer Greg Moore spent the day at the school seeing how folks are literally picking up the piece.
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[SUPER=01-Tom Goforth/Stuarts Draft Head Football Coach; :30]
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[SUPER=01-Brett Zirkle/Stuarts Draft Quarterback; 1:28]
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((Just after 6 o'clock Saturday evening the first smoke started to billow from the building and within minutes flames were shooting through the roof.
Tom: Derrick:
The field house was built 27 years ago with several additions along the way. Cougars football Coach Tom Goforth lost 25 years of trophies, team photos, game tapes, and memorabilia.
Tom:
The building housed three equipment rooms, dressing rooms and an athlete's lounge, in addition to the school's weight room. Included among the items lost in the blaze, all of the Cougars football, track, cross country and wrestling gear.

Tom: Travis: Brett:
Coaches and administrators now have the tough task of drawing up a game plan to move forward. In Augusta County, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))
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The fire marshal was on sight today, and preliminary indications are that the fire was electrical in nature.

[Whale-Rescue]


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Biologists are racing to save an endangered whale off the coast of South Carolina.
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The 34-foot long right whale is tangled in ropes and buoys that could kill him as he grows.
Scientists from the National Oceonagraphic and Atmospheric Administration suspended today's rescue attempt because of bad weather.
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((LAURA ENGLEBY/NOAA SPOKESPERSON; THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS, COMPLEX OPERATION AND SO THE TEAM WANTS TO PURSUE VERY CAREFULLY AND HAVE THE WEATHER BE CONDUCIVE TO A VERY SUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Engleby/NOAA Spokesperson]
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[OUT Q=a very successful attempt.]
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This young whale is one of only an estimated 350 North Atlantic right whales.
He was first found entangled off the coast of Florida last week.
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