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Change may be on the way for one area park.
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[VO-NAT]

A national company is closing all of its store including those locally. We'll hear from the people caught in a car when it's caught in an explosion.
And an update on a race to fund new athletic facilities at one area high school.
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[Talent=Jean]


And News 7 at Eleven is next.[Open]
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[VO-NAT]


An amphitheater at Explore Park? A plan is in the works to bring new uses, and more people, to the park.
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[Explore-Park]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Those possible new uses could include construction of an amphitheatre on currently unused Explore Park property, in hopes of making it more of a destination. Word of this proposal was presented tonight at a news conference in Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./2002;]

Right now, there is a specific zoning restriction for Explore Park called a "conservation overlay". It places strict limits on any construction and activities that involve private businesses. But many officials say that prevents public-private partnerships that could create new possibilities for the park without changing the historic look or purpose of the park's central area.
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[SOT 9:03:27]
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[SUPER=01-Mike Altizer/Roanoke Co. Supervisor; ]
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((MIKE ALTIZER/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR: WE OWE IT TO EVERYONE WHO'S CONTRIBUTED TO EXPLORE PARK TO DO WHAT WE CAN WITHIN THE REALM OF THE ORIGINAL CONCEPT PLAN TO MAKE THAT A WONDERFUL PARK AND A POINT OF DESTINATION. AND I THINK THIS WILL HELP ENCOURAGE THAT.))
[OUT Q=this will encourage that.]
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[VO-NAT]

Altizer says the authority that operates Explore Park will petition Roanoke County's Planning Commission later this month to consider the change. County Supervisors would have the final say.
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[Gateway]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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[ENG#=4]

Gateway Computer will close all its retail stores one week from tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The computer maker operates 188 stores nationwide. Five of them are in Virginia, including one in Roanoke. When they all close on April 9th, 25-hundred positions will be eliminated. For now, Gateway will concentrate on selling its products by phone and Internet. The company says it will also explore new ways to get its computers and other equipment sold through more retail outlets.
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[Cave-Spring]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jus]
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You may remember the journey last year when some area runners went the extra mile .
They ran across the country to highlight the need for new athletic facilities at Cave Spring High School.
[DOUBLE BOXES= Jean & Justin/BAM;]
[GRAPHIC=On Track FS in BAM]


Justin McLeod is here now with an update. So Justin are they any closer to reaching their goal?
Jean, they've come long way but still have a long way to go.
[LIVE=Justin Full/BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


They need to raise at least another million dollars.
It will take plenty of miles, money, and momentum to keep them on track.
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[SUPER=01-Fain Perrin/Cave Spring H.S. Freshman; :25]
[SUPER=01-Laurence Loesel/Cave Spring H.S. Alumnus; :42]
[SUPER=01-Kay Harvey/Campaign Organizer; 1:21]
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(( ((NAT SOUND OF RUNNING))
When you run around the track as much as these Cave Spring students, you're bound to see some wear and tare, but this bad?
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[IN Q=It's pretty]

((FAIN PERRIN/CAVE SPRING FRESHMEN: IT'S PRETTY BAD.))
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So bad there are numerous cracks in the concrete and grass is actually growing on the track.
Inadequate drainage causes puddles to form making the practice field muddy.
The solution?
Build a new track.
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[IN Q=It will allow us]

((FAIN PERRIN/CAVE SPRING H.S. FRESHMAN: IT WILL ALLOW US TO PRACTICE MORE EFFICIENTLY THEREFORE MAKE US NOT ONLY A BETTER TEAM BUT GIVE US A STEP UP ON THE COMPETITION.))
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To do that takes money, 1.5 million dollars to be exact. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CHEERING FROM FILE TAPE 03-27 29:12))
The fundraising campaign kicked-off last spring when three alumni ran across the country.
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[IN Q=I don't really]

((LAURENCE LOESEL/CAVE SPRING ALUMNI: I DON'T REALLY KNOW TOO MANY PEOPLE THAT HAVEN'T HEARD ABOUT IT AT ALL SO WE'RE REALLY HAPPY HOW IT HAS TURNED OUT.))
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[OUT Q=has turned out]


It turns out the school has raised 145-thousand dollars since the runners returned.
Cave Spring hopes to break ground on the new synthetic track sometime this fall and have it completed along with a renovated practice field by 2006.
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[IN Q=We'll be able]

((LAURENCE LOESEL/CAVE SPRING H.S. ALUMNI: WE'LL BE ABLE TO HOLD MAJOR INVITATIONALS HERE. WE'LL BE ABLE TO GET TEAMS FROM ALL OVER THE STATE IN HERE.))
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That's only the beginning. The school also hopes to build a field house complete with an indoor field, lockerooms, and several training areas.
Organizers admit money is stretched thin (SHOT OF STRETCHING) but are confident they can overcome the hurdles. (SHOT OF GIRL JUMPING OVER A HURDLE)
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[IN Q=It takes awhile]

((KAY HARVEY/CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN: IT TAKES AWHILE TO CONVINCE THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE THAT THIS IS FOR REAL, THAT WE'RE STICKING WITH IT UNTIL IT'S DONE.))
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Organizers had hoped to have the entire project completed by the school's 50th anniversary in 2006 but it now looks like it could be 2008.
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Jean, they hope to raise another 250-thousand dollars this year and plan to apply for grants to help pay for the project.
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

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[MCU] Standing Position #2


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[Jail-assault]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Prison guards attacking young inmates. It happened in January, and it's on a video tape released today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stockton, CA;]

In the bottom right side of this video you can see a prison guard punching one of his young inmates as several other guards forcefully take down a second ward.
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[IN Q=then he was also with the closed fist;]

((LORI BAKER/INMATE S MOTHER AND THEN HE WAS ALSO WITH THE CLOSED FIST HE WAS HITTING HIM IN HIS KIDNEYS, AND HE CONTINUED TO DO DROPS ON HIS BACK.))
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[OUT Q=continued to do drops on his back;]
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[VO-NAT]

An internal affairs audit found that the guards used excessive force and then later lied about what happened. The guards say the inmates attacked them first. Its now up to California's Attorney General to decide whether to pursue the case further. The tape was released now to pressure the Attorney General to prosecute the guards.
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[Missing-Student]


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Police have released a composite sketch of the man who may have abducted a university student.
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[VO-NAT 16]


This picture was released tonight as the search goes on for whoever abducted Audrey Seiler five days ago.
Seiling was found alive and well not far from the University yesterday.
[Super=03-Madison, WI;]


Tonight police say the search continues despite some inconsistencies in the case.
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((ASSISTANT CHIEF NOBLE WRAY: IT'S NOT OUR ROLE OR THE ROLE OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO SPECULATE ON THE OUTCOME OF A CASE BEFORE IT HAS BEEN COMPELTED.))
[SUPER=01-Assistant Chief Noble Wray/Madison Police Dept.;]
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[OUT Q=HAS BEEN COMPLETED.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police are interviewing Seiler at length tonight. She says she was abducted from knifepoint from her off campus apartment.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=ejo]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Where's the airplane? Still ahead, a Galax family waits again and again for a soldier to come home from Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]


And hearts start to pump as fast as the gasoline, when a pickup truck crashes at a gas station, with explosive results.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports Office as Dean Keener gets the head coaching job at JMU. Pete Gillen gets a vote of confidence from UVA. Michigan wins the NIT tonight, while the Final Four teams arrive in San Antonio. Plus, former Glass star Ruben Brown joins the Bears tonight on the Big 7.))

[Iraq]


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[MINI-OPEN]
More violence in Iraq both in Baghad and to the west near Fallujah.
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[VO-NAT]
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In Baghdad, two roadside bombs .. one struck an Iraqi vehicle injuring the driver. The second targed a "U-S military escorted convoy" of fuel trucks- injuring a U-S military contractor.
[Super=03-Near Fallujah, Iraq;]

And near Fallujah, rebels tried to destroy a U-S military convoy, setting a humvee on fire.
U-S soldiers escaped the explosion-
The violence comes just one day after rebels there killed four American civilians.
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[Galax-Troops]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-01 1:33:07]
[GRAPHIC=Delayed Homecoming]
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A Carroll County Army reservist stuck in Iraq may finally be coming home.
Members of the 946th Transportation Company have been bumped from not one, but three flights now.
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[VO-NAT]

First Sergeant Steven Burnette's been in Iraq for 426 days. He completed his initial mission in November and has been on guard duty waiting for a flight home.
[SUPER=03-Galax;]

His family says, they're proud of Burnette's service to the country, but he's been there long enough and they want him out of harms way.
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[SOT:24:25:00]
[IN Q=He will ]
[SUPER=01-Krista Burnette/Galax Soldier's wife;]

((KRISTA: HE WILL GIVE US A DATE, AND WE KIND OF KNOW NOW NOT TO PUT ALL OUR HOPES INTO.. .AFTER BEING BUMPED 3 TIMES. YOU KIND OF GO WITH THE FLOW AND SAY WELL WHEN YOU GET ON A PLANE THEN WE'LL KNOW.))
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[OUT Q=then we'll know.]
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[VO-NAT]


Congressman Rick Boucher is now working on the case.
Boucher says he could have an official date for Burnett's return in the next day.
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[Salem-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Radford man is in good condition after he pulled his car into the path of a train this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Police say 63- year- old Cary Tolbert turned off Apperson Drive in Salem and into the path of a train.
His Toyota sedan was pushed about 50 feet and then thrown to the side of the tracks. Witnesses say the crossing signal WAS working. Salem Police are still investigating, but so far, no charges have been filed.
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[Gas-Station]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[**ANCHOR TAG**]
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A man slams his pickup truck into a gas pump- causing a huge explosion-
Tonight a couple caught in their car in the blast- watched the surveillance tape.. both say they feel lucky to be alive.
Caroline Cornish reports from Kittery, Maine.
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[SUPER=01-Aaron Montagna/Escaped Explosion; :50]
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[OUT Q=with the fire.]

(( WATCHING SUVEILLANCE VIDEO OF THE HARROWING EXPERIENCE. "Oh my goodness."
ARON AND AIMEE MONTAGNA ARE MORE AMAZED THAN EVER THAT THEY ARE ALIVE. --Aimee: When something like that happens though it's like a million things go through your mind. Like is this really happening or is this really happening or am I imagining this.
THE COUPLE HAD JUST STOPPED TO GET GAS AT THE SEVEN ELEVEN IN KITTERY SUNDAY NIGHT WHEN POLICE SAY THIRTY THREE YEAR OLD JOHN HERRINGTON
Aimee: "I can't believe he was driving that fast."
SLAMMED HIS TRUCK INTO THE NEXT PUMP OVER. AS THE TRUCK DROVE AWAY. Aimee: I was thinking is this guy crazy or drunk or you know and then an instant explosion happened in back of me. AARON RAN AWAY INSTANTLY AND THEN SAW AMY WAS STILL IN THE CAR. Aaron:- I was scared for her. Because she was still in there and the pump was still in the car I left it pumping. Aimee: I forgot how to open the door. I couldn't even find the handle. Aaron: She goes and starts to chase down the truck. POLICE WERE ABLE TO ARREST HARRINGTON QUICKLY BECAUSE ANOTHER DRIVER FOLLOWED HIM FROM THE SEVEN ELEVEN ALL THE WAY BACK TO HIS HOUSE IN PORTSMOUTH NEW HAMPSHIRE. AND THAT'S WHERE POLICE ARRESTED HIM. Det. Sgt. Ron Avery: It was because of his quick response that allowed us to locate the individual and to bring the charges that we brought at this time. RIGHT NOW HARRINGTON IS FACING DRUNKEN DRIVING CHARGES IN BOTH MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE. BUT POLICE SAY THEY ARE STILL INVESTIGATING. HARRINGTON COULD FACE MORE CHARGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE FIRE.))
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That was Caroline Cornish reporting.

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When is a hundred million dollars "no big thing"? Still ahead, ask the man who just won it.
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[VO-NAT06.5]


and taking a walk down memory lane on a very famous street.
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((THIS IS A STREET I LIVE ON. THIS IS THE PLACE WE KNOW.))
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Sesame Street celebrates a birthday- more coming later on News 7.
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[College-pennies]


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[TAPE#=04-13 12:54]
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Some Virginia college students are adding their two cents to the state budget debate.
Well, make that 200-thousand cents...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Students from Virginia-21 delivered over 200-thousand pennies to the state treasurer today to show their support for a one penny increase in the sales tax.
The group says the sales tax hike will help keep college tuition rates from soaring.
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[SOT 13:41:08]
[IN Q=RATHER THAN CONTINUING TO]

((JESSE FERGUSON/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, VIRGINIA21: RATHER THAN CONTINUING TO SEE IMPORTANT PROGRAMS GUTTED, WE ARE WILLING TO PAY A PENNY. RATHER THAN WATCHING OUR BEST PROFESSORS LEAVE FOR PUBLIC COLLEGES IN OTHER STATES, PROFESSORS GOING FROM UVA TO U OF MD AND FROM WILLIAM AND MARY TO RUTGERS, WE ARE WILLING TO PAY A PENNY.))
[SUPER=01-Jesse Ferguson/Exec. Dir., Virginia21]
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[OUT Q=WE ARE WILLING TO PAY A PENNY.]
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[VO-NAT]


The pennies, 2-thousand dolllars worth, were collected on college campuses across the state.
Organizers said students from Virginia Tech and William and Mary collected the most change.
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[Lottery-winners]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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No budget problems for a retired truck driver from Winchester. He is Virginia's newest millionaire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Today J-R Triplett and his wife Peggy produced the winning Mega-Millions ticket and claimed the 239 million dollar jackpot.
The couple waited nearly six weeks before claiming the second-largest lottery jackpot in history.
The winners opted for the lump sum which before taxes comes to 141 million dollars.
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[SOT 11:33:04]
[IN Q=I'M GOING TO SPEND IT SOMEWHERE]

((J.R. AND PEGGY TRIPLETT/MEGA-MILLION WINNERS: I'M GOING TO SPEND IT SOMEWHERE I DUNNO PROBABLY IN REAL ESTATE, INVEST A LOT OF IT. I'M GOING TO SPEND IT WISELY I'M GOING TO SHOP UNTIL I DROP.))
[SUPER=01-J.R. and Peggy Triplett/Mega-Millions Winners]
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[OUT Q=I'M GOING TO SHOP UNTIL I DROP.(LAUGHTER)]
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[VO-NAT]


The grandparents of two plan to invest in real estate and will probably take a second honeymoon.
But first, the couple bought a tombstone for J.R.'s boyhood friend who died 25 years ago.
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[Wx-Almanac]


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Snow showers are being reported tonight by our hometown weather spotters in the higher elevations. And even though the calendar has flipped to April, meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner says a little white stuff is not unusual this time of year.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[ENG#=V10]

Lots of coaching news from UVa to JMU to Tech. Plus, NIT closes and Final Four gets set to open. But first tonight's Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]

One of the most productive NFL stars to earn his stripes on Friday Football Extra is switching teams.
Ruben Brown, the former E.C Glass star has joined the Chicago Bears - agreeing to a three year contract. Brown who is now 32 was the Bills first round pick in 1995 and he has played in the last eight Pro Bowls. season.
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[S-JMU]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[TAPE#=SP-168 3058tc]
[GRAPHIC=JMU]
[ENG#=1]


The JMU head basketball coaching search is over. Tonight, athletic director Jeff Bourne announced that Dean Keener has been hired as the 7th coach in JMU history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-This Season; :00]

Keener is San Antonio with Ga. Tech getting ready for the Final Four. He will be formally introduced next Wednesday at a 3pm newsconference. Keener should be familiar with area fans
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/March 1995;]

- he was an assistant at Virginia Tech under Bill Foster on the 1995 NIT championship team that beat Marquette.
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[S-Pete]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-171 2901tc]
[GRAPHIC=UVA HOOPS]
[ENG#=2]

For Pete's sake - UVa saved Pete Gillen's job today. Athletic director Craig Littlepage announced this afternoon that Gillen WILL be back next season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-This Season; :00]

Gillen has been at UVa for six seasons, and while he has maintained the program - he has done little to elevate it especially in the postseason. His job was in question for the final two months of this season, and his players responded by playing well down the stretch and finishing with 18 wins. Littlepage and President John Casteen say that Gillen has their full support - something he has always had from his players.
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[OUT Q=...IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION."]
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[S-Gillen]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-162 14923TC]
[GRAPHIC=UVA HOOPS]
[ENG#=3]

Athletic director Littlepage took part in a phone interview session tonight. He said that the late season rally Gillen and his players staged after losing five in a row - went a long way toward saving his job.
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[IN Q=IT WAS IMPORTANT...]
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[OUT Q=....A COMPLETE BUST."]
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[S-NIT]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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Pete Gillen had hoped to get his Cavs to the NIT finals this postseason, but they only made to the second round.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN; :00]

Tonight Michigan squared off against Rutgers for the National Invitational Tournament title at Madison Square Garden.

The Wolverines would beat the Scarley Knights 62-to-55 for the school's third NIT title.
[SUPER=33-Michigan/62/Rutgers/55;]

Remember had Michigan not won an appeal last September - it would have been barred from postseason play.
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-164]
[GRAPHIC=MENS FINAL FOUR]
[ENG#=1]

Meanwhile, the final four teams arrived in San Antonio tonight to begin getting ready for Saturday night's National semi-finals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX;:00]

Duke is the only number one seed to make it all the way through the bracket to the final four. Ga. Tech is the other ACC team - and B. J. Elder was walking well when he headed into his hotel tonight.
[SUPER=03-Slam Dunk Competition;]

At the slam dunk side show tonight at the University of Texas San Antonio - Tech's Bryant Matthews put on a show but only finished ____ .
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[S-Beth]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=BETH DUNKENBERGER]
[ENG#=None]

The Tech women's job may not be open for long. We have learned tonight that Beth Dunkenberger the head coach at Western Carolina has talked with Tech. Officials at Western Carolina tell us that Tech asked for and received permission to talk with her about the coaching vacancy. Dunkenberger was an assistant at Tech for 8 seasons and she is a Shawsville native.


[S-Killer]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-161 1:41:22]
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Not a single Express player was named to the all-ECHL teams that were released tonight. But Steve Mason Rick Kowalsky already has his reward at home.
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[IN Q=In late March,]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Tony MacAulay/Express Coach & Rick's Former Teammate; :30]
[SUPER=01-Rick Kowalsky/29 Goals, 43 Assists This Season; :53]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:34]
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[OUT Q=......Round House Wrap Up"]
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((In late March Rick Kowalsky became a father for the second time when wife Deb gave birth to daughter Sydney. The hockey player known as killer will be the first to tell you there is NO comparrison between hockey and home life. ((:)) Kilwasky's sleepless nights followed by hard hitting games and long road trips have been tough but helpful to others.

((TONY MACAULAY/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
Kilwalsky has one ECHL championship and, among active players, ranks fourth in ECHL goals and sixth in assists. But personal accolades are not what he's most proud of.)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:RICK KOWALSKY WILL BE 33 NEXT SEASON AND WILL TAKE SOME TIME DURING THE OFF SEASON TO DECIDE WHETHER TO REITRE OR COME BACK AND PLAY. BUT KILLER'S STATS INDICATE HE'S GETTING BETTER WITH AGE. OVER THE LAST THREE SEASONS HE'S PRODUCED THE BIGGEST NUMBERS OF HIS CAREER WITH 83,82 AND 72 POINTS. STEVE MASON ROUND HOUSE WRAP UP.))


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Sesame Street is celebrating a birthday- it's 35 years old this week.
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To celebrate.. PBS is airing a special with a trip down memory lane.
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((GROVER: I TAKE LITTLE ELMO ON A MAGIC TAXI RIDE AND SHOW HIM WHAT IT WAS LIKE ON SESAME STREET BEFORE HE WAS BORN.))


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Sesame Street airs in 120 countries.
Expect to see all of your favorites including Elmo, Big Bird and the Cookie Monster.
The special airs this Sunday night on PBS.
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