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Coming up on News 7-
Talk of taxes brings hundreds out in Lynchburg.
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The latest on plans for a new shopping plaza in Roanoke County.
This is the scene in Mississippi tonight where an Amtrak train crashes.
And the first game of the ECHL playoffs. Highlights coming up.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Roanoke County says no to a controversial project near the area's busiest intersection.
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((ED NATT/DEVELOPER: NOT SURPRISED, DISAPPOINTED.))
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[Slate-Hill]


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It will be an uphill battle but developers say they're not giving up on their plans for a hillside near Tanglewood Mall.
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Developer James Smith wants to build a 35 acre retail and office park.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It is called the Slate Hill Project and would be located near the intersection of Routes 419 and 220.
At tonight's Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting, concerns were raised about traffic in the area, erosion on the hill, and an overall lack of details for the project.
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[SOT 11:35]
[IN Q=Slate Hill's request]

((FRANCES BOATMAN/NEARBY RESIDENT: SLATE HILL'S REQUEST AND LACK OF INFORMATION SUBMITTED IS LIKE ME ASKING YOU FOR MONEY. YOU ASK ME WHY I WANT THE MONEY AND I TELL TO MAKE A PURCHASE. YOU ASK WHAT I PLAN TO PURCHASE AND I SAY STUFF.))
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[OUT Q=AND I SAY STUFF]
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The attorney for the developer points out the majority of the project can be built without rezoning from the county.

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[SOT 25:00]
[IN Q=My clients]

((ED NATT/DEVELOPER'S ATTORNEY: MY CLIENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO BUILD R-3 USES ON THAT PROPERTY NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Natt/Developer's Attorney; :]
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[OUT Q=on that property now]
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That could mean condominiums or townhouses.
After two hours of debate, the Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously denied the rezoning request.
The Board of Supervisors will have the final say at its April 27th meeting.
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[L'burg-Budget]


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To the east in Lyndhburg- the possibility of fewer services and higher taxes brought hundreds of people out to a public hearing on the Lynchburg city budget tonight.
As Steve Smallshaw reports, many of those who spoke know what they want to keep- but they're aren't sure what should be cut.
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[IN Q=With a deficit]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Greg Marsh/Restaurant Owner; :30]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hames/Supports Tax Increase; :45]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Nygaard/Friends of the Library; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Ben Blanks/Supports Night Bus Service; 1:23]
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(( With a deficit of anywhere from eight to 17 million dollars, this promises to be a painful budget season for Lynchburg residents.
Who gets hurt and how badly remains to be seen.
[natsot ]

(( ))
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More than 200 people turned out for Tuesday's public hearing to learn more about a proposal to raise several local taxes, while cutting back on a wide variety of services.
Restaurant owners say giving Lynchburg the highest meals tax in the state leaves a bad taste in their mouths.
[SOT 19:17:15]

((GREG MARSH/RESTAURANT OWNER: I DO NOT THINK THAT THIS IS A GOOD MESSAGE TO SEND WHEN WE'RE TRYING TO ATTRACT BUSINESSES AND FAMILIES TO LYNCHBURG.))
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[OUT Q=to Lynchburg.]


But at least a few were willing to pay more if it meant fully funding things like education.
[SOT 19:34:38]

((LISA HAMES/SUPPORTS TAX INCREASE: NOBODY WANTS TO INCREASE TAXES ON PERSONAL PROPERTY OR REAL ESTATE, BUT WE ARE ONE OF THE LOWEST-TAXED PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY AND WE ARE NUMBER 47 IN EDUCATION.))
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[OUT Q=in education.]


City council took some heat for voting itself a pay raise this year while things like night-time bus service, the museum system and the downtown library could get the ax.
Residents say if cuts are necessary, city leaders need to trim the fat and not the muscle.
[SOT 19:43:10]

((ELLEN NYGAARD/FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: I URGE YOU AS A COUNCIL TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER WHAT CUTTING THE HOURS AND BUDGET OF THE LIBRARY SAYS ABOUT US AS A COMMUNITY.))
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[OUT Q=as a community.]
[SOT 20:22:47]

((BEN BLANKS/SUPPORTS NIGHT BUS SERVICE: I THINK YOU ALL CAN FIND OTHER WAYS OF CUTTING OUT THE FUNDING, I MEAN LOOK AT THE FOUR THOUSAND DOLLAR RAISES YOU GAVE YOURSELF THAT COULD BE A START RIGHT THERE.))
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[OUT Q=start right there.]


Council has the next seven weeks to balance things out.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

[Bank-Robbery]


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A combination of luck and an alleged criminal's bad timing helped Lynchburg police nab the man they say robbed a Bedford County bank last month.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./March 17]


37-year-old Maurice Preston Scott was arrested this afternoon and charged with robbing the SunTrust Bank in Forest on March 17th.
Police say Scott tried to rob the Central National Bank on Tate Springs Road in Lynchburg today.. but the bank was closed when he came to the door.
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[SOT 16:54:38]
[IN Q=It's nothing I]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: IT'S NOTHING I SUPPOSE IN THE BOOK OF ROBBING BANKS THAT SAY YOU GOTTA BE REAL SMART. CAME TO THE BANK DOOR WITH HIS MASK ON, THE DOOR WAS LOCKED, AND I SUPPOSE HE RATTLED IT AND CERTAINLY THAT DREW ATTENTION TO HIM AND THE REST IS HISTORY.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff]
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[OUT Q=the rest is history.]
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Bank employees called police and Scott was quickly apprehended.
He's facing attempted robbery charges in Lynchburg.
Police also say he has confessed to the Bedford County robbery.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

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[MCU] Standing Position #2


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[Amtrak-Train]


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Am Amtrak train with 84 passengers and crew aboard has derailed in Mississippi.
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[SUPER=03-Yazoo City, MS]


An Amtrak spokesman says several cars toppled onto their sides- One person is dead and about 80 others are injured.


The train was on its way from New Orleans to Chicago.
It was about 25 miles north of Jackson, Mississippi when the accident happened.
There is no immediate word of what caused the crash.
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[City-Schools]


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A long awaited audit of the Roanoke City School system is finally complete.
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The Municipal Auditor released his findings to the school board tonight.
The audit revealed the school system reported incomplete and inaccurate data on discipline.
It found 31 out of 56 incidents were not properly coded.
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[IN Q=Given the circumstances]

((DREW HARMON/MUNICIPAL AUDITOR: GIVEN THE CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND DISCIPLINE CRIME VIOLENCE, DATA REPORTING AND SAFETY IN SCHOOLS WE'RE NOT SURPRISED AT ALL TO HAVE A FEW FINDS LIKE WE HAD.))
[SUPER=01-Drew Harmon/Municipal Auditor]
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[OUT Q=finds like we had]
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Harmon also says schools failed to conduct required annual safety audits and had inadequate emergency management plans.
A follow-up audit is planned for next year.
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[Alt-Education]


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One of the things that came out of the recent underreporting of violence in Roanoke City Schools is the need for more alternative education.
So the school system came up with Adolescent uplift. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now to tell us all about it. Justin, how is this program different?
Jean, it's the age of the kids in the program that's different.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
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Roanoke city has had alternative education in the high schools for many years.
But this year it decided to try it in the middle schools as well.
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[SUPER=01-Al Steele/Program Coordinator; :23]
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[SUPER=01-Nick Perna/Roanoke Middle School Student; 1:17]
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[OUT Q=MAYBE THIS SCHOOL CAN HELP]

((((NAT SOUND OF TEACHING AT 10:01:04 SAYING "WHAT ELSE DO YOU POSSIBLY NEED"))
Nick Perna should be in high school by now but he was held back after failing seventh grade twice.
[SOT 9:58:05]
[IN Q=How did you get]

((NICK PERNA/ROANOKE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT: HOW DID YOU GET IN THIS MESS IN THE FIRST PLACE? NOT DOING WORK.)) [Runs04]
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But Nick is doing his work these days and actually passing.
It's all made possible thanks to a program that targets at risk middle school students.
It's called adolescent uplift.
[SOT 9:46:01]
[IN Q=Expectations are high]

((AL STEELE/PROGRAM COORDINATOR: EXPECTATIONS ARE AS HIGH AS A REGULAR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND THESE BOYS AND GIRLS KNOW THAT.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=know that]


61 are currently enrolled in the program.
They come from all over the school system and meet five days week at Breckinridge Middle School.
Here the classes are smaller so kids get plenty of one on one attention.
They also attend school from two in the afternoon until six at night.
It's a shorter school day but educators say it's still intensive since the students take the four basic classes.
[SOT 9:40:21]
[IN Q=There's no giveaways]

((BEVERLY BURKS/PROGRAM COORDINATOR: THERE'S NO GIVE AWAYS HERE. WE'RE NOT WHOLESALING EDUCATION. THEY HAVE TO EARN WHAT THEY GET HERE.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=THEY GET HERE]


What they get besides an education is self esteem.
Many of these kids have behavioral as well as learning problems and would probably drop out if they remained in the mainstream classroom.
The goal of this program is to intervene early so they can get back on track and graduate from high school.
[SOT 9:59:12]
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((NICK PERNA/ROANOKE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT: I WANT TO BECOME A MECHANIC AND MAYBE THIS SCHOOL CAN HELP ME.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=can help me]))
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It's hard to tell how the program is working since this is the first year but administrators say 95-percent of the kids are seeing better grades.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Jean, the school system plans to monitor the students to see if they in fact go on and pass high school.
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Hopes for a state budget compromise fizzle... will a temporary measure make it any farther?
New developments to night from the State Capitol when News 7 returns.
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Plus the latest on increased fighting in Iraq next.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports Office as George Welsh is selected for the college football hall of fame. The Express opens the playoffs with a rare home loss. Dunkenberger takes over at Tech. Magenbauer steps up at Salem. And a dozen teams makes some noise in Martinsville. Right here on the Big 7.))
[Iraq]

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Up to a dozen U-S Marines have been killed as rebels mount attacks in Southern Iraq today.
The attacks happened near the governor's palace in Ramadi (Rama-dee)
As Teri Okita reports, that brings the total of Americans killed in the past three days in Iraq to 30.
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[SUPER=01-Lt. Gregg Olsen/2nd Battalion, 1st Marines; :38 QUICK!]
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((IT'S BEEN THE WORST FIGHTING SINCE THE TOPPLING OF SADDAM HUSSEIN... AND THE DEATH TOLL IS MOUNTING ON BOTH SIDES. SEVERAL U.S. MARINES WERE KILLED -- AND MANY OTHERS WOUNDED -- AS THEY CARRIED OUT A MAJOR ASSAULT AGAINST INSURGENTS IN A VOLATILE AREA OF IRAQ KNOWN AS THE SUNNI TRIANGLE. REPORTS SAY DOZENS OF IRAQIS ATTACKED A MARINE POSITION NEAR THE GOVERNOR'S PALACE IN THE CITY OF RAMADI. BUT U.S. TROOPS SAY THE REBEL FIGHTERS SUFFERED MANY MORE CAUSALITIES. IN NEARBY FALLUJAH, U.S. TANKS AND ARMORED VEHICLES BEGAN ROLLING TOWARD THE CITY'S CENTER ... WHERE IRAQI MILITANTS REMAINED IN CONTROL. LT. GREGG OLSEN/CO. 2ND BATTALION 1ST MARINES: "We want to make sure that this fight stays on our terms." BUT INSURGENTS ARE STILL FINDING WAYS TO GAIN THE UPPER HAND. IN SOUTHERN IRAQ -- WHERE A SHIITE REBELLION HAS SWELLED -- A COALITION SOLDIER WAS KILLED. AND IN BAGHDAD, A THOUSAND U.S. TROOPS WERE DEPLOYED IN ONE NEIGHBORHOOD ALONE TO QUELL ANY UPRISINGS. DESPITE THE UPSURGE IN VIOLENCE, PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS THE U.S. WILL CONTINUE ITS EFFORTS IN REBUILDING IRAQ AND THE EVENTUAL TRANSFER OF POWER. PRESIDENT BUSH: We're not going to cut and run from the people who long for freedom, because you know what? We understand a free Iraq is an historic opportunity. ONE MAN STANDING IN THE PRESIDENT'S WAY -- RADICAL SHEIK MOQTADA AL SADR ... WHO'S BELIEVED TO BE BEHIND MANY OF THE REVOLTS. Teri Okita/Reporting: About 135-thousand U-S troops are now in Iraq, and the U-S believes it can handle the new uprisings. But Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says, if commanders need more boots on the ground, they'll get them. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington. ))

[House-Budget]


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"Surprising" and "disappointing"... that is how some legislators are describing the latest turn of events in the state's budget battle.
A move toward a compromise was expected today but things didn't work out as planned.
Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon has more.
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[SUPER=01-James Parmalee/Republicans United for Tax Relief; :39]
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((DELEGATE PRESTON BRYANT/R-LYNCHBURG: I'M NOT SURE WHAT HAPPENED TO BE PERFECTLY HONEST ABOUT IT.)) [RUNS:03]
Many legislators, both Republicans and Democrats were left scratching their heads after several compromise bills that would raise the sales tax by half a cent failed to advance in the House Finance Committee.
The measures were offered as a way to break the four-week long budget stalemate.
[SOT 19:35:56]

((DELEGATE PRESTON BRYANT/R-LYNCHBURG: I HATE TAX INCREASES. I HAVE NEVER VOTED FOR AN INCOME TAX INCREASE, A SALES TAX INCREASE, A GAS TAX INCREASE IN MY LIFE. THESE ARE HISTORIC MOMENTS. WE NEED TO GET OUT OF THIS AND SOON.)) [RUNS:11]
But some Republicans feel Bryant and other supporters of a sales tax increase are selling out.
[SOT 14:47:27]

((JIM PARMALEE/REPUBLICANS UNITED FOR TAX RELIEF: THIS IS ABSOLUTELY A BETRAYAL OF EVERYTHING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY STANDS FOR AND EVERYTHING A LOT OF YOU SAID DURING YOUR CAMPAIGNS. THIS IS A BILLION DOLLARS IN NEW TAX INCREASES.)) [RUNS:12]
Later, the full House voted to advance a one year appropriations bill that supporters say will provide a safety net for local governments.
Despite forwarding the stopgap measure, it is still not clear where the budget talks are heading.
[SOT 19:11:16]

((DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: I DON'T KNOW WHERE WE'RE GOING TO END UP. WE ARE CERTAINLY CONCERNED IN THE HOUSE WE DON'T WANT A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN AND WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO PREVENT THAT.)) [RUNS:06]
Even if the House passes a budget bill to keep the state running for a year, the Senate and Governor Warner have already said they will reject it.
Which leaves the state back at square one, without a budget and appearing no closer to getting one.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond.))

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Jo-Lo's mom is a lucky lady.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus there's a new tan in town.
Where you can find it next.
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[Fossett]


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A new world record tonight for an American adventurer.
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[SUPER=03-Off Quessant, France;]


Steve Fossett stayed the course and sailed into the record books yet again.
The U-S millionaire broke the round the world record making it in 58 days.
The crew of 13 made it round the globe in a 125 foot catamaran- breaking the previous record by six days.
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[Sunless-Tan]


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There's a new option in sunless tanning that takes less than a minute.
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[SUPER=03-Salem]


SPA VA recently brought the Magic Tan to its salon. The device looks similar to a shower and works by spraying a mist of self tanner and bronzer onto the client.
The customer can wear a swimsuit or go in naked. How long it lasts depends on your skin tone.
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[SOT1:54:04]
[IN Q=I would say five days]

((ROBYN GOODPASTURE/SPA VA OWNER; I WOULD SAY 5 DAYS. IF YOU'RE A MORE TAN PERSON IT'S GOING TO LAST LONGER ON YOU. I'M A VERY PALE PERSON IT'S GOING TO FADE A LITTLE FASTER ON SOMEBODY LIKE ME ))
[SUPER=01-Robyn Goodpasture/SPA VA Owner]
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[OUT Q=faster on somebody like me]
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Kristal Adams says her tan lasts about two weeks.
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[SOT1:44:59]
[IN Q=I think using the spray tan I've go more of a natural]

((KRISTAL ADAMS/CUSTOMER; I THINK USING THE SPRAY TAN I'VE GOT MORE OF A NATURAL LOOK MORE OF A NATURAL GLOW 04 SOMETIMES WHEN YOU GO TO A TANNING BED TOO MUCH IT GIVES YOU AN ORANGE COLOR OR MORE OF BRONZE OF THEN YOU WOULD LIKE. I THINK IT LOOKS MORE NATURAL AND HEALTHIER HERE ))
[SUPER=01-Kristal Adams/Customer]
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[OUT Q=and healthier here]
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After the session, it takes about 3 hours to see the true color of the tan --and you can't shower or work out before that time or it'll wash off.
At SPA VA the cost is 30 dollars a session.
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[S-Extra]


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A busy day on the Big 7 as Salem high and the Tech women get new coaches. The Express opens the playoffs with a loss, and we'll check on testing at Martinsville. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=04-2000 Season; :00]

George Welsh, who won 134 games at UVa, produced 14 first team all-American and took the Cavs to 10 bowl games was selected to the College football hall of fame tonight. The Coaldale, Pennsylvania native arrived at UVa in 1982 and became the first coach in ACC history to win 100 games. He'll be inducted into the hall on December 7th.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express opened the Kelly Cup playoffs tonight in round one against the Florida Everblades. Game one of the best of five series would produce 7 goals and result in Roanoke's first loss in its last 15 games.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Everblades vs. Express; :00]

Roanoke was down two to nothing before it finally came alive in the second period. Rick Kowalsky will score ten minutes in to cut the lead to 2-to-1. But just four minutes later - the Everblades John McNabb would push that lead back to two goals as he beats David Belitski. It's 3-to-1. Carl Mallette would do his best to keep Roanoke in it as he scored two goals tonight.
[super=38-Florida/4/Roanoke/3/Everblades Lead 1-to-0;]

But Roanoke loses game one 4-to-3. Game two is Thursday night back at the Roundhouse.
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[S-Women]


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The Connecticut women tried to pick right up where the men's team left off last night as the Huskies took on Tennessee in the women's title game.
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[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/ESPN;:00]

The Vols were number one seed, but the Huskies were the defending champs. And taking U-Conn's title would be impossible. The Vols would get within a couple of points, but just couldn't
[SUPER=33-Connecticut/70/Tennessee/61;]

get over the hump. U-Conn wins the title 70 to 61 and becomes the first University ever to win both titles in the same season.
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[S-Tech]


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Beth Dunkenberger is the new head coach at Virginia Tech as she too proved today that you can come back home. Travis Wells has more with the Shawsville native.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Beth Dunkenberger/New Tech Women's Coach; :25]
[SUPER=01-Erin Gibson/Hokies Forward; :39]
[SUPER=01-Carrie Mason/Hokies Point Guard; :48]
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((Beth Dunkenberger becomes the fifth women's basketball coach in Tech history. Dunkenberger spent the past four seasons at Western Carolina, following a 3 year tenure as Florida's recruiting coordinator, and a nine year run as a Hokie assistant to Carol Alfano. She attended both of Techs' NCAA tournament games this season, and is fully aware of the tools she has to work with.
Beth:
Dunkenberger's ties to the area have given her current players a comfort level after nearly two weeks of uncertainty.
Erin: Carrie: Travis:))

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[TAPE#=SP-170 3402tc]
[GRAPHIC=Salem Coaching Search]
[ENG#=4]

Salem high school's search for a new head football coach is over. After the names of veteran coaches Billy Miles and Jeff Highfill were bantered around the valley for weeks, the realatively young Hidden Valley coach Steve Magenbauer, a Salem native, was tabbed to replace the retiring Willis White.
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[IN Q=GETTING BACK TO....]
[SUPER=01-Steve Magenbauer/New Salem Head Football Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=....in this case."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]

Magenbauer is returning to his alma mater where he starred as a quarterback and linebacker. He says besides his immediate family - one of the first people he called was his former head coach - Willis White.
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[IN Q=WELL, HE GAVE ME...]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=...A GREAT CHALLENGE."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Magenbauer says the challenge of building Hidden Valley from the ground up will serve him well in his new job.
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[IN Q=BITE...]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=....FOOTBALL TRADITION."]
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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The four person selection committee that reported to superintendent Wayne Tripp included Salem Principal John Hall and athletic director Sandy Hadaway.

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[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-172 34:28]
[GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE S'WAY]
[ENG#=1]


A dozen Nextel Cup teams gave the Martinsville Speedway a workout today. Steve Mason says this kind of activity is a sign of the times.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jimmie Johnson/6th in Nextel Cup Points; :13]
[SUPER=01-Jamie McMurray/13th in Nextel Cup Points; :22]
[SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/20th in Nextel Cup Points; :40]
[SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Martinsville Speedway President; :51]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :59]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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((Five of the Nextel Cup's top 15 drivers got into a short track state of mind in another effort to figure out the half mile track ((:)) ((:))
Martinsville shed new Nextel light on the drivers with nearly four thousand square feet of sinage that has taken an old track and some veteran drivers into racing's new age.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
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[JLO-Mom]


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[TAPE#=Net]
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[ENG#=1]


Wealth must run in the family- J-Lo's mom hits it big at the casino-
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[vo-nat]
You heard right. Jennifer Lopez's mother strikes it rich in Atlantic City-
[SUPER=04-The New York Daily News;]


Mom, Guadelupe won the two point four million dollar jackpot on a slot machine bet of just three bucks.
This picture of the two is from the New York Daily News.. though it is not clear if J-Lo was actually at the casino when her mom won.
Guadelupe Lopez is a 58 year old retired kindergarten teacher. (------------)