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In stopping a driver suspected of breaking a minor law State Police may have halted even larger crimes.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Plus, firefighters in Richmond now know what caused the flames that roared through a city block.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - the playoffs continue for the Express. The Yanks play their season opener.
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and Arnold Palmer opens up this year's Masters - it's his 50th and final appearance at Augusta.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Spotty showers today to be replaced by a day of sunshine and breezy conditions tomorrow. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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A Campbell County neighborhood is on edge tonight.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


State Police try to defuse a potentially explosive situation.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


It started with a routine traffic stop just off Greenview Drive in the Lighthouse subidivision.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


State and local authorities are still on the scene there...
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[TAKE PHONER GRAPHIC]
as is Lynchburg Bureau Chief Steve Smallshaw who joins us now by phone.
Steve, bring us up to date.
[LIVE= Smallshaw /FULL PHONER]
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((ROLLCUE:...an expried inspection sticker.))
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[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]
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[OUT Q=something it found in the car]
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(Question: When can residents expect to get back to their homes?)



[Jeffries]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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It's not unusual that two people involved in a crime point the figure of blame at each other. It's a rare event, though, when ballistic evidence bolsters a defendant's claim that his accuser is actually the culprit.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 2003]

It's the case of the murder on 17th Street. William Fernando Rodriguez was shot to death in his car. Shell casings were recovered and compared with a more recent malicious wounding.
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[SOT 16:12:35]
[IN Q=The shell casings from]

((DAVID DAMICO/JEFFRIES' ATTORNEY; THE SHELL CASINGS FROM THE MALICIOUS WOUNDING CRIME SCENE AND THE MURDER CRIME SCENE WERE COMPARED AT THE JOINT REQUEST OF THE DEFENSE AND THE PROSECUTIONS, AND THEY MATCH.))
[SUPER=01-David Damico/Jeffries' Attorney]
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[OUT Q=and they match.]
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[V/O-NAT] That would tend to rule out Mark Clay Jeffries, Junior. He'd been apprehended right after the murder last Fall and was still in jail at the time of the malicious wounding in February. Twenty-one year old Joseph Leon Salisbury was picked up last week on a weapons charge. Salisbury and his wife, Melinda, claim it was Jeffries who killed Rodriguez last November. They say they saw it happen.
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[SOT 16:15:20]
[IN Q=I'm sure the]

((DONALD CALDWELL/ROANOKE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; I'M SURE THE DEFENSE WILL HAVE A THEORY OF DEFENSE, AND THE PROSECUTION WILL HAVE A THEORY OF PROSECUTION. AND THE JURY IS APPARENTLY GOING TO DECIDE THIS CASE IF IT GOES TO THE JURY AS SCHEDULED.))
[SUPER=01-Donald Caldwell/Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney]
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[OUT Q=jury as scheduled.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The case is scheduled for trial beginning a week from Monday.

[Richardson]


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A man who allegedly assaulted a Craig county man and his teenage care-giver on Monday is still trying to get out on bond. The judge turned him down.
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[SUPER=03-Craig Co.]


Twenty-two-year-old William Riley Richardson is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, 17-year-old Samantha Early.
He is also accused of beating a man she was caring for, 65-year-old Richard Sarver.
Early says the attack makes her fear for her life.
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[IN Q=I would]

((SAMANTHA EARLY/VICTIM: I WOULD NEVER HAVE EXPECTED IT. NOBODY DESERVES THIS, NOBODY. I WOULDN'T WANT IT UPON ANYBODY, NOT EVEN MY WORST ENEMY.))
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[OUT Q=worst enemy.]
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Early's mother and Sarver's wife both testified at today's hearing, hoping to keep Richardson behind bars.
Debbie Sarver says she can't understand why someone would harm an already-disabled man.
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[IN Q=Richard is]

((DEBBIE SARVER/VICTIM'S WIFE: RICHARD IS IN A WHEELCHAIR. HE CANNOT WALK. WHY BEAT HIM UP?))
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[OUT Q=beat him up?]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Richard Sarver remains in critical condition.
Richardson faces five felony counts. The next hearing date has not yet been set.

[Air-Quality]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[TAPE#=04-04 TC1:23:53]
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A number of Roanoke area governments are cleaning up their acts to make sure the valley continues to prosper. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Jennifer/Newsroom;]

Jennifer Wishon is here to tell us how and what's at stake. Shannon, five localities recently signed on to the Ozone Early Action Plan. That plan was submitted to the Department of Environmental Quality last month
[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]

and is all in an effort to avoid federal regulations that would put a blemish on the Roanoke Valley.
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[SUPER=01-Jim Vodnik/Roanoke County System of Environmental Manager; : ]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; : ]
[SUPER=01-Phil Sparks/Roanoke Valley Economic Partnership; : ]
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[OUT Q=to speak with them]

((It's a clear day in the Roanoke Valley, but that's not always the case.
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[IN Q=These filters]

((TERRY LAUVER: THESE FILTERS MEASURE 2.5 MICRONS PER PARTICLE SIZE.))
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Terry Lauver is measuring carbon monoxide levels in Roanoke, but it's the ozone level that has local officials springing to action.
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[IN Q=It's going to require]

((JIM VODNIK: IT'S GOING TO REQUIRE BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS TO ALL GET INVOLVED IN THIS TO MAKE OUR ENVIRONMENT BETTER AND ALSO HELP US AVOID THE DESIGNATION OF BECOMING A NON- ATTAINMENT ZONE.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=non- attainment zone]

Because there's too much ozone in the air, the Roanoke Valley has been designated a non- attainment region by the federal government. A number of localities have signed on to the Ozone Early Action Plan and as long as ozone levels improve by 20-07 the area won't become regulated.
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[SOT 11:03:57]
[IN Q=We're going to be]

((JIM VODNIK: WE'RE GOING TO BE IMPLEMENTING A BAN ON OPEN BURNING ON OZONE ACTION DAYS. WE'RE GOING TO BE IMPLEMENTING COUNTY WIDE EARLY MORNING LATE EVENING REFUELING PROGRAM THAT REDUCES THE VOCS - THE VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS THAT GO UP IN THE ATMOSPHERE AND CAUSE THE ACTUAL PRODUCTION OF OZONE.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=production of ozone]


[BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT]

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[IN Q=The county is also]

((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: THE COUNTY IS ALSO LOOKING INTO WAYS OF MAKING ITS FLEET OF MORE THAN 450 VEHICLES MORE EFFICIENT. THE PURCHASE OF NEW HYBRID CARS IS ALREADY PLANS FOR NEXT YEARS BUDGET.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=next years budget]

Economic leaders fear environmental regulations would suffocate the local economy.
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[IN Q=Out big concern]

((PHIL SPARKS: OUR BIG CONCERN IS THAT IF WE BECOME A REGULATORY NON- ATTAINMENT AREA THEN YOU MIGHT HAVE COMPANIES THAT ARE LOOKING AT THE AREA THAT WE'RE NOT AWARE OF AND THEY SEE THAT WE'RE A NON- ATTAINMENT ON THE WEBSITES AND WE NEVER GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK WITH THEM.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=to speak with them]))
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Shannon - because localities signed on to the "Early Action Plan" the air will be cleaned up sooner than it would have been under regular procedure.

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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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A recycling plant tries to get back to work after a fire last night.
We'll have the latest when News 7 returns.
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Plus why one rescue squad's in need of resuscitation... and what that means for nearby residents.
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It's back to business at an Amherst County recycling plant after a fire caused more than a hundred thousand dollars in damage last night.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[SUPER=03-Madison Heights/Last Night]


The blaze at the Bryant Salvage Company broke out around 7 o-clock.
Tightly-packed bales of paper and cardboard inside the main storage building caught fire and burned out of control.
Authorities believe the fire started near the compactor inside, but they're not sure how.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Richmond-fire]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SUPER=03-Richmond/March 26]


A discarded cigarette butt has been isolated as the likely cause of the fire in Richmond last month that burned more than two dozen buildings.
Investigators say the blaze began in a trash chute of an apartment building under construction.
Witnesses said they saw construction workers putting trash and cigarette butts into an "already jammed trash chute."
Fire officials did NOT specify an exact cause but noted the danger of cigarette butts in a closed container with combustible debris.
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[Clearbrook]


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The Clearbrook Volunteer Rescue Squad has 30-days to find new management or risk losing its license. The Roanoke County community lost the squad's services April first after Dr. Cheryl Haas (Hoss) resigned as Operational Medical Director, or O-M-D.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Without an OMD, volunteers are not allowed to respond to emergency calls. Haas could not be reached for comment. But county officials say concerns about operations and finances may have prompted the move.
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[IN Q=Every year volunteer departments have to...]

((DAN O'DONNELL/ASST. ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOREVERY YEAR VOLUNTEER DEPARTMENTS HAVE TO TURN IN AN INDEPENDENT AUDIT TO THE COUNTY ADN WE FOUND SOME THINGS THAT DIDN'T LOOK APPROPRIATE AND TURNED IT OVER TO POLICE. I THINK THAT HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE DOCTOR'S DECISION TO WITHDRAW COVERAGE OF THE LICENSE.))
[SUPER=01-Dan O'Donnell/Asst. Roanoke Co. Administrator;]
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[OUT Q=to withdraw coverage of the license.]
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The case has been turned over the Commonwealth's Attorney. In the meantime, Roanoke County will cover Clearbrook's emergency calls.
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[SOT 14:28:15 - 14:28:33]
[IN Q=Two years ago we entered an agreement...]

((RICK BURCH/ROANOKE CO. FIRE AND RESCUE CHIEF: TWO YEARS AGO WE ENTERED AN AGREEMENT WITH ROANOKE CITY SO WE'LL HAVE 24-HOUR STAFFING ON AMBULANCE AND 24-HOUR FIRE PROTECTION WHICH ALSO CARRIES AN ADVANCED LIFE-SUPPORT TRAINED PERSON.))
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[OUT Q=an advanced life-support trained person.]
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The Captain and Acting Chief of the volunteer squad, Lisa Stubbs, did *not* want to go on camera. But she told News 7 that, as far as she knows, nothing illegal went on and that the squad plans to rebuild.
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[Stocks]


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Investors all but discarded two positive reports on the economy. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 38 points today.
NASDAQ gained three.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
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[Warner-budget]


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The vote that could break the state's budget impasse has been postponed by a day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The House was scheduled to vote Monday on a compromise tax bill that raises nearly one billion dollars in new revenue.
The vote has now been pushed back to Tuesday.
Governor Warner says he will spend his Easter weekend on the phone with legislators to help maintain support for the measure.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I SUPPORT THIS COMPROMISE. I THINK ITS GOING TO BE AN IMPORTANT STEP TOWARDS GETTING US TOWARDS A BUDGET DEAL. CLEARLY THE SENATE IS GOING TO HAVE TO WEIGH IN ON IT AS WELL. I JUST WISH THE HOUSE LEADERSHIP WOULD BE PART OF THE SOLUTION INSTEAD OF SIMPLY TRYING TO PUT ROAD BLOCKS TO GETTING A BUDGET.))
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Warner said the 17 House Republicans who plan to vote for the compromise are "courageous."
He says he hopes they will stay the course despite the "type of browbeating they may be under."

[Iraq-Tech]


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[WRITER=rde]
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Four former Virginia Tech Cadets are back from Iraq and back on the Virginia Tech campus today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

They spoke to current cadets about their war experiences and ways of preparing for life after college.
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[SOT:40:25:00;42:12:00 ]
[IN Q=You get a ]

((TIM PRICE: YOU GET A DIFFERENT VIEW FROM THE MEDIA ON WHAT'S GOING ON OVER THERE. BUT THE PEOPLE REALLY WHERE JUST AMAZING. I MADE A LOT OF GOOD FRIENDS. DOUG CLARK: IT WAS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY FOR THE US TO DEPLOY OVER SEAS AND TO HELP A PEOPLE THAT WERE MERCILESSLY OPPRESSED OVER MANY, MANY YEARS. AND IT WAS WONDERFUL TO PARTICIPATE IN IT.))
[SUPER=01-1st Lt. Tim Price/2001 Virginia Tech Alumnus;]
[SUPER=01-Maj. Doug Clark/1990 Virignia Tech Alumnus;]
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[OUT Q=particpate in it.]
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Tonight on News 7 at 11:00 we'll have more on their experiences.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - day one of the Masters is hampered by rain. The Express is home tonight for game of the playoffs -
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and as Dean Keener enjoys his first day on the job - he reflects on the men who helped get to this point in his career.
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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Just like last year at Augusta, rain showers have dominated day one of the Masters and the first round will likely not be completed until tomorrow morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta, GA/USA; :00]


The 68th Masters is the 50th and final one for the legendary Arnold Palmer.
Great Britain's Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader, firing an opening round of 5-under par 67.
Chris Dimarco is in the hunt as well thanks to shots like this one. Dimarco was firing at the flag at the par three 6th hole. The ace helped Dimarco card a 3-under 69.
The weather broke for a brief period this afternoon, but rain and lightning returned just after 4 o'clock and play has been suspended.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Roanoke Express and Florida Everblades hook up in game two of their best of five game playoff series tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center. Tonight's game faces off at 7, and it's the last time the Express will play in the Roundhouse this series. If we get to game five - it will be played at the 650 seat Ice Station - because the Civic Center is booked for "Dragon Tales."
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[IN Q=THE LEAGUE...]
[SUPER=01-Chris Pollack/Express General Manager; :00]
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[OUT Q=...TO THE GUYS."]
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The Express lost game one 4-to-3. Game three is tomorrow night down in Ft. Myers. By the way - if the Express advances to the second round - the Civic Center may NOT be available for a single date.

[S-Dean]


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JMU basketball coach Dean Keener is already off on the recruiting trail in his new job. Keener has had the chance to work for several big time coaches in his 16 years in the business, from George Raveling and Bill Foster to Bobby Hussey and Paul Hewitt.
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[SUPER=01-Dean Keener/New JMU Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=an awful lot to Coach Hussey."]
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[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC;]


Keener is ready for the challenges of being a head coach, which aren't limited to just x's and o's.
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[IN Q=]
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[OUT Q=different programs and different settings."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/2002-03 Season; :]


In other coaching news, Chattanooga Head Coach Jeff Lebo is leaving the Mocs to take the Auburn job. The former North Carolina guard went 40 and 20 in two seasons at Chattanooga. His package at Auburn is reportedly worth around 800 thousand dollars per year.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-171 3445TC]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]
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In the big leagues, the Yankees finally were able to play their home opener this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN; :00]

The Yanks hosted the Whitesox and picked up the 3-to-1 win thanks to their red hot catcher. Jorge Posada hit his third homerun of the season over the left field fence. Javier Vasquez pitched a two hitter over 8 innings to get the win. The Yanks opened the day in tremendous fashion having
[super=37-Chicago/1/New York/3;]

Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto and Whitey Ford all on hand to throw out the first pitches. (------------)