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Coming up on News 7-
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Fire in Lynchburg in the same area of other recent fires.
Just how often do students make false accusations against teachers in the city of Roanoke?
And a new DVD player that lets parents take the smut out of movies- but we'll find out why some don't like the idea.

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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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False allegations against teachers? There's a debate on how often it really happens.
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((ANITA PRICE/ROANOKE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: DO CHILDREN LEARN TO MANIPULATE? MOST DEFINITELY.))
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The school administration says one thing, some teachers say quite another.
At issue is how many students in Roanoke City schools faslely accuse teachers of assault.
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Justin McLeod has been looking into this. Justin, what did you find?
Jean, we found there is no easy answer.
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With more than 13 thousand students and two thousand employees, allegations are made in the Roanoke School system.
But whether their false allegations is at the heart of a fierce debate.
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((((NAT SOUND OF TEACHING))
Teachers will tell you the kids of today act quite differently from when you and I were in school.
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((ANITA PRICE/ROANOKE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: CHILDREN CERTAINLY WILL TEST THE PARAMETERS AND THEY WILL CERTAINLY PUSH AS MANY BUTTONS AS THEY'RE ALLOWED TO GET AWAY WITH.)) [Runs07]
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That sometimes leads to a student accusing a teacher of assault.
In Roanoke, administrators say there are eight to ten cases like this every year.
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((PAUL BRITT/ROANOKE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS: WHEN YOU LOOK AT EIGHT TO TEN TO ME THAT'S A VERY SMALL NUMBER.)) [Runs03]
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The numbers indicate last year eight students made an accusation against a school employee.
In four of those cases, a staff member received a reprimand.
So far this academic year, there have been 7 accusations, two of which resulted in reprimands.
Some educators wonder if any of these cases involved students making false accusations.
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((PAUL BRITT/ROANOKE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS: WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO ASERTAIN ANY THAT SOMEONE DELIBERATELY MADE SOMETHING UP, HAVE NOT FOUND ANY.)) [Runs07]
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But what about the Ron Mayfield case?
He's the teacher who committed suicide after falsely being accused of hitting a student.
Adminstrators declined to comment on that case but educators say false allegations against teachers happen more often than the school system lets on.
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((ANITA PRICE/ROANOKE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: IN THE THREE YEARS THAT I HAVE BEEN PRESIDENT OF THE ORGANIZATION I WOULD SAY AT LEAST TWO OR THREE TIMES A YEAR THERE ARE SITUATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION PERSONALLY.)) [Runs12]
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Even though administrators say there isn't a major problem with false allegations, the school system has instituted several changes to its policy.
Students who make false allegations may now face criminal charges.
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But Jean, critics point out that's only for students fourteen years or older.

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Lynchburg firefighters are still mopping up at the scene of another suspicious fire near downtown.. the fourth in the last three weeks.
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Crews were called to this home at 607 Wood Street around 9:30.
Fire and smoke were coming from a first floor window and one side of the building.
It took firefighters about a half hour to bring the blaze under control.
The building still had electricity running into it, but the owner says it's been empty for at least six months.
Three other suspicious fires have been reported in the same neighborhood since March 21st.
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[NRV-Flooding]


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Authorities in Radford are keeping a close eye on the New River tonight.
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A flood warning was canceled this afternoon, but that's not stopping people from worrying. Radford University police are patrolling the river banks tonight and are asking everyone to stay off the trails. Officers have even emptied out the Dedmon Center parking lot. That parking lot is next to the River and flooded last November, damaging more than 50 cars.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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In fact, flood warnings in the Roanoke Valley also fizzled out. In Boones Mill - streams and creeks were up and moving quickly, but hadn't broken their banks.
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In Roanoke the low water bridge on Wiley Drive was closed because of flooding. Authorities closed the bridge after the Roanoke River swept over the two lanes washing debris like trees and even a refrigerator onto nearby shores.
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[Iraq]


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One Italian being held hostage in Iraq has been killed.
Italy's foreign minister confirmed that tonight saying Italy will do everything it can to free the three other Italians who were kidnapped.
Jennifer Miller has the latest.
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((AN IRANIAN DELEGATION HEADED TO BAGHDAD TO TRY TO WIN THE RELEASE OF FOUR ITALIAN SECURITY GUARDS, ABDUCTED MONDAY, ARRIVED TOO LATE FOR ONE OF THEM. ITALY CONFIRMS ONE OF THE HOSTAGES HAS BEEN KILLED. AL JAZEERA TELEVISION SAYS IT HAS VIDEO, BUT IT IS QUOTE, "TOO BLOODY" TO BROADCAST. BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT, THE ITALIANS WERE AMONG SOME 20 HOSTAGES FROM 12 COUNTRIES. AMERICAN THOMAS HAMILL WAS ABDUCTED FRIDAY, THE DEADLINE FOR HIS RELEASE CAME AND WENT SUNDAY WITH NO WORD ON HIS FATE. JENNIFER MILLER/CBS NEWS: DESPITE THE SETBACKS, PRESIDENT BUSH VOWS TO STAY THE COURSE ... AND FOR THE MILITARY THAT MEANS BRINGING REBEL SHI'ITE CLERIC MOQTADA AL-SADR TO JUSTICE. ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF NAJAF, EXTRA TROOPS ARE ROLLING IN AS AMERICAN FORCES TIGHTEN THEIR GRIP AROUND THE HOLY CITY WHERE THE SHEIK IS BASED. Col. Dana Pittard, COMMANDER, 3D BRIGADE TASK FORCE: Our fight is not against the Iraqi people, our fight is not aimed at those religious areas in Najaf. Our fight is against those thugs and militiamen of al-Sadr. BUT THEIR THREAT TO KILL OR CAPTURE AL SADR DOESN'T SCARE HIM AWAY. THE SHEIK SAYS HE WILL DIE BEFORE SURRENDERING. AND IN SOUTH AND CENTRAL IRAQ, HIS SUPPORTERS HAVE RISEN UP ... LEADING TO BLOODY CLASHES U.S. GENERAL RICHARD MEYERS/JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF "He has, we saw, some following that can be very violent and it may well be that if he is captured, that violence could increase for a bit, but I think it will be very temporary .." BUT FOR MANY MILITARY FAMILIES THE BATTLE IS ALREADY TAKING TOO LONG. WEDNESDAY, SOME WHO HAD EXPECTED SOLDIERS TO RETURN HOME THIS WEEK ...NOW EXPECT TO GET WORD THEIR TOUR OF DUTY IS BEING EXTENDED ... BY THREE MONTHS. JENNIFER MILLER CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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CIA Director George Tenet admits mistakes were made before 9-11.
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Even so both Tenet and the FBI director say they lacked the resources and funding needed to spot red flags.
Tenet said the CIA did have a plan to destroy Al-Qaeda sanctuaries but systematic weaknesses prevailed.
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((GEORGE TENET/CIA DIRECTOR; WARNING IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH WITHOUT STRUCTURE TO PUT IT INTO ACTION.))
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The FBI Director told the commission steps have been taken to improve intelligence gathering.
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((ROBERT MUELLER/FBI DIRECTOR: EVERY FBI MANAGER UNDERSTANDS THAT HE OR SHE MUST DEVOTE WHATEVER RESOURCES ARE NECESSARY TO ADDRESS THE TERRORISM PRIORITY.))
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The Commission is scheduled to meet soon behind closed doors with President Bush and vice President Dick Cheney.
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[Radford-President]


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Radford University's moving forward with a search for a new president.
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Douglas Covington announced in February he will be retiring in June 2005. Today a presidential search committee met for the first time in Northern Virginia with a consultant about how to select a new president. The committee is made up of 13 members including five Radford professors.
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[Wood]


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Sentencing is set for July in the case of a man who terrorized a Roanoke neighborhood twice in 12 years.
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John Henson Wood today pled guilty to four burglaries and an attempted burglary in the Raleigh Court community between December 14th and 20th of last year. In exchange for the guilty plea, the Commonwealth agreed not to prosecute the 41-year old for any other burglaries in that area around the same time period. Wood faces up to 185-years in prison.
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((SETH WESTON/PROSECUTOR: WE HAVE NO RECOMMENDATION AT THIS POINT BUT IN THE SPAN OF 185 YEARS I'M CONFIDENT WE'LL HAVE A... BE ABLE TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING THAT SERVES SOCIETAL INTERESTS AND JUSTICE IN THIS CASE.))
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Wood's attorney describes him as "scared and depressed" and says even though the crimes may have frightened members of the community, that Wood himself is not a scary person.
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He has, however, been in trouble with the law before. He was arrested twice during the spring of 1991 for a series of burglaries, again in the Raleigh Court area. His attorney says he served at least 8 years for those crimes.
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The phrase "director's cut" is taking on new meaning...
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...with the creation of a DVD player that allows parents to edit the movies their children watch. The new technology allows parents to filter out what they consider to be disturbing images, turning an R rated movie P-G.
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((MATT JARMAN/CLEAR PLAY THE END RESULT IS THAT IT WORKS.. AND THAT PEOPLE WOULDN'T KNOW THAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING."))

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Clear play says its team goes through each film frame by frame to set the filters. The software works on more than 600 releases, and additional filters are available for purchase when new movies come out. The directors guild of America and seven major Hollywood movie studios are unhappy with the technology, though.
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Those who oppose the device say is manipulates art.

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One town tries to tap into a new source of revenue... by fining people who've had too much to drink.
That story when News 7 returns.
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Plus the crew of a doomed Civil-War submarine is honored in South Carolina.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Hillcats get frozen out tonight by the Blue Rocks, while Ferrum College wins its USA South tourney opener and Bryant Matthews reaps some post season recognition. Plus, Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson seek their first Martinsville wins this weekend. All that and more on the way in sports.))
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It doesn't go far enough... that's what the Senate Finance Committee is saying about the House's tax bill.
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The panel met today to discuss the measure but did NOT vote on it.
The compromise bill WAS expected to raise 972 million dollars in additional taxes.
But last-minute House amendments stripped the bill of nearly 300 million dollars.
Several Senators criticized the 690 million dollar tax bill for not providing enough money for the state treasury.
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((SEN. KEN STOLLE/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: THERE ARE SOME CRITICAL NEEDS THAT HAVE TO BE MET. I FIND IT VERY UNLIKELY THAT I'LL VOTE FOR A BUDGET THAT KEEPS STATE TROOPERS AND DEPUTY SHERIFFS ON WELFARE. THAT'S JUST NOT SOMETHING I'M GOING TO DO.))
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House Republicans say they have moved as far as they plan to go.
They say they will NOT accept any bill from the Senate that raises more than a billion dollars in taxes.
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Blacksburg may have found a new way to make some money.
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The town is creating a new ordinance against being drunk in public. Currently any money collected from drunk in public tickets goes straight to the state because there's no local law. The new law will keep ALL the money in the town.
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((LT. DONALD GOODMAN/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT; THE MONEY IS LEAVING AND THIS IS ONE WAY THE TOWN CAN RECOOP SOME OF THE COSTS THAT GO AWAY WHEN TO THE STATE WHEN PEOPLE ARE CHARGED UNDER THESE CRIMES.))
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Last year Blacksburg Police wrote more than 560 drunk in public tickets. That's more than 14-thousand dollars that would have gone to the town.
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The eight flag draped coffins of the Hunley crew are lying in state in South Carolina this week.
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Confederate re-enactors rang a bell eight times every 15 minutes today in honor of the sailors. The Hunley sank off the coast of South Carolina in 1864 after colliding with the union ship Housatonic. The confederate submarine was recovered in 2000. A funeral for the Hunley's eight-man crew is scheduled for Saturday in Charleston. Re-enactors from the Roanoke area are expected to participate.
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Most of us saw rain today... but some folks in the Southeast got inches of snow.
We'll show you when News 7 returns.
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And from GPS to new air vents... check out the lastest gadgets coming to a car near you.
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[TV-Dog]


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She's an accomplished therapist, reading specialist and model.. and now a Lynchburg resident can add "t-v star" to her resume.
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Pearl is a seven-year-old Australian Blue Heeler owned by Pat Lambeth.
When Lambeth decided to enter a photo contest for Mercedes-Benz owners, she included a picture of herself with Pearl at the wheel.
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((PAT LAMBETH/PEARL'S OWNER: I THINK IT WAS MORE FOCUSED ON THE PERSONALITIES OF THE OWNERS PROBABLY, RATHER THAN THE CAR ITSELF. IN THE ENTIRE AD, IT NEVER MENTIONS THE NAME OF THE CAR, THERE'S NO VOICEOVER, I THINK AT THE VERY END THERE'S SOMETHING ON THE SCREEN REGARDING THE CAR.))
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The commercial with Pearl's photo is now running nationwide.
In her spare time, Pearl visits with residents at a local retirement home and cancer patients at Virginia Baptist Hospital.
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[Spring-snow]


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You could call it a spring surprise- in Kentucky
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This is what people there woke up.. snow and a couple of inches of it at that.
The spring snow hit just as folks were dreaming of weekend temperatures in the seventies.
If the forecast holds true, chances are the couple of inches of snow that fell will melt just as fast it came down.

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Coming up, the Hillcats brave the elements in Lynchburg, Bryant Matthews gets some statewide recognition, and Steve Mason hits the track in Martinsville in advance of a big racing weekend, but first tonight's extra point,
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Connecticut junior guard Ben Gordon will make himself eligible for the June 24th draft. He led the Huskies in scoring this season averaging just under 19 points per game. Gordon put in over 21 a contest in the NCAA Tournament.
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It was a chilly night in the Hill City, but it wasn't raining so it was near perfect for some Carolina League baseball as the Hillcats hosted Wilmington in a twinbill.
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Blankets were in vogue tonight at City Stadium.
Jeremy Harts was struggling with the weather and his control. On in relief, Harts walked in three straight runs in the 6th inning and it was 4-nothing Blue Rocks.
Harts got the hook but it didn't matter who was on the mound for the Hillcats. J-D Alleva goes back up the middle for an RBI and it was 5-nothing.
The Hillcats got on the board when Victor Mercedes lines one to left field. Brad Eldred crossed the plate,
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but Wilmington won it 5 to 1. The Blue Rocks won Game 2, 1 to nothing.
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In the big leagues, the Yankees Kevin Brown made history by picking up career victory number 200 today against the Devil Rays.
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Brown accomplished the feat just three days after teammate Mike Mussina did the very same thing.
Brown is the 101st pitcher to reach the mark. He did it by allowing just one run on five hits, and striking out four D-Rays.
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Jason Giambi and Jorge Posada each homered for the Bronx Bombers who won it 5 to 1.
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Ferrum knocked off Shenandoah 13 to 1 in first round action of the USA South baseball tournament this afternoon, capping off an award filled day for the Panthers. Five players were selected to the all conference team and
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Coach Abe Naff was voted the league coach of the year for the second straight season. This is Naff's fourth overall coach of the year honor in his 19 year career at the helm of the Ferrum baseball program. He guided the Panthers to a 24 and 8 record, including a 16 and 5 conference mark.
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Virginia Tech's Bryant Matthews enhanced his NBA draft stock at last weekend's Portsmouth Invitational. Today he was honored again for his solid year in the Big East.
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Matthews was named the state player of the year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors. The senior from Columbia, South Carolina averaged 22 points and 9 boards a game for the Hokies this past season. He led the Big East in scoring and was an all conference selection. Matthews is 9th on Tech's all time scoring list.
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The Advance Auto Parts 500 weekend gets started on Friday and two drivers who figure to be in the mix during the closing laps of Sunday's race are Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson. Steve Mason has more on the duo which is also in the top ten in Nextel Cup Series points.
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((Jeff Gordon is going for the three-peat at Martinsville. He also won both poles last year and in 22 races at the half mile track, he has 5 wins. Jimmie Johnson is no dummie and makes no bones about stealing everything he can from his Henrick Motorsports teammate. ((:))
Johnson finished second in the points race a season ago and has 1 win and three top five finishes this season. ((STEVE MASON:)) ((MATT KENSETH/19 POINTS OUT OF NEXTEL POINTS LEAD:))
Despite his tough track record at Martinsville, Kenseth seems to have picked up right where he left off a season ago when he banked on the championship. ((:))
The green flag drops at one o'clock Sunday for the Advance Autopart 500. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))
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And don't forget you can catch some of your favorite drivers tomorrow night between 5 and 7 at the Salem Civic Center. Kyle Petty, Kevin Harvick, Ricky Craven, Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, and Elliott Sadler are among those expected to be on hand for an autograph session as part of Kroger's meet the drivers night. Admission is 20 dollars for adults and proceeds benefit the Victory Junction Gang.
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If you're tired of the same old gadgets in your car- you'll want to see what's new at the International auto show in New York.
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Check out these new global positioning systems- The Jaguar's new system has a color screen and spoken directions.

Now that you know where you're going, you may want to check out XM's nab traffic- that gives drivers real time traffic and road conditions about accidents and construction.
And Jaguars new entertainment center features color mounted L-C-D displays in the headrests and a DVD player.
Mercedes has vents now on the back of the headrest.. at neck level to keep passengers and drivers cool.
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