[1-News-Head]

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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]

A close call for a Radford University student in a house fire.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

And the Governor props up plans for a state university in the Martinsville area.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

Tonight on News 7 sports - everything from steroids to restrictor plates to a slumping UVa basketball team.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, UVa's Darryl Blackstock is giving up his final year at UVa - and entering his name in the April NFL draft.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A temperature contrast of 60 degrees is now obvious on the weather maps. That means high wind and heavy rain tonight.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[WRITER=dse]
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[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT]

A Radford University student barely makes it out of an early morning fire. Firefighters say he stumbled out of the house just as they opened the water hoses.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Jean is off tonight.

[Radford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6:00]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=05-01 TC04:40]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]
[ENG#=4]

Investigators are still on the scene tonight trying to find the cause of the fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

The house at 10-17 Lawrence Road caught fire around 5:30 this morning. Firefighters say the student lived in the basement and managed to escape with severe smoke inhalation. He's since been treated and released from the hospital. Investigators have been at the scene all day. They believe the fire started in the living room.
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[SOT: 3:07:50:00 to :05 ]
[IN Q=We've got]

((LEE SIMPKINS: WE'VE GOT SOME STUFF THAT WE'RE NOT FAMILIAR WITH AS FAR AS SEEING SOME DIFFERENT PATTERNS IN THE HOUSE, SO THAT'S THE REASON WE'RE LOOKING AT IT A LITTLE BIT STRONGER. :59 WE DON'T REALLY FOR SEE ANYTHING OTHER THAN AN ACCIDENTAL FIRE RIGHT NOW... ))
[SUPER=01-Lee Simpkins/Radford Fire Chief;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=accidental fire right now.]
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[VO-NAT]

Students consider the home a fraternity house for Chi Zeta, though it's not recognized by the University or any national organization.
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[SOT: 3:06:07:00 to :15 ]
[IN Q= They're a ]

(( JENNIFER KOWALSKI: THEY'RE A GOOD GROUP OF FRIENDS, I'VE HUNG OUT WITH THEM A COUPLE TIMES, BUT YEAH, THEY ARE NOT NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS A FRATERNITY.))
[SUPER=01- Jennifer Kowalski/Next Door Neighbor;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=as a fraternity.]
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[VO-NAT]

The home was gutted, damage estimated at more than 100-thousand dollars.
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[Warner]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-44 TC1:50:43]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]

Governor Warner says a new report is not the last word on a proposed university in southside. Today, he told community leaders in Martinsville not to be disheartened by the latest release from the State Council of Higher Education that suggests more study is needed. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & JoeD/Newsroom ;]

Joe Dashiell has more on the controversy, and the governor's reaction.
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@joe1;]

Keith, The governor visited Marion and Martinsville, on the day after he delivered his State of the Commonwealth Address. He said he's encouraged by the announcement of new jobs in the area, but also argued that more needs to be done, including creation of a four year college in southside.
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Don't lose heart]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :08]
[SUPER=01-Dan LaVista/State Council of Higher Education Director; :30]
[SUPER=@markwarner; :43]
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[OUT Q=educational experience here in southside Virginia.]

(([OPENS ON WARNER NAT SOUND]
[IN Q=Don't lose heart]

((DON'T LOSE HEART. THIS IS A PROCESS THIS IS A BATTLE AND THE BATTLE IS GOING TO BE WON.))
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[OUT Q=the battle is going to be won.]

Fresh from a state of the commonwealth address that touted 750 new jobs for southwest and southside Virginia, the Governor reassured the crowd at Patrick Henry Community College that their dream of a four- year institution remains viable. At the same time, an official from the State Council of Higher Education was explaining to lawmakers in Richmond why he thinks more study is required.
[SOT]
[IN Q=As we're trying so hard]

((DAN LAVISTA/STATE COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION: AS WE'RE TRYING SO HARD TO MANAGE CHANGE IN A SCARCE ECONOMY, THAT IT'S ESSENTIAL THAT WE VALIDATE A NEED FOR A PORGRAM BY WHOMEVER IS TO OFFER IT.)) ((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I WAS DISAPPOINTED BY THE REPORT IT WILL BE ONE OF THE FACTORS THAT WE'LL HAVE TO REVIEW, BUT I'M STILL VERY COMMITTED TO BRINGING A FOUR YEAR EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE HERE IN SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=educational experience here in southside Virginia.]))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL NEwsroom]

Governor Warner said he will continue to press lawmakers for an appropriation to keep the planning process moving forward.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & JoeD /Newsroom;]

While it's important to address valid questions, Warner said the creation of a four year institution is extraordinarily important for the region.

[FreightCar-America]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-51 TC42:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

They're going to start making railroad cars in Roanoke again.
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[V/O ENG] FreightCar America plans to hire 400 people over a two and a half year period, jobs that pay up 35-thousand dollars a year. The one hundred year-old company will invest more than five million dollars to get ready to make aluminum cars here. The Governor's Opportunity Fund kicked in 200-thousand dollars to help finalize the deal.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December, 1999]

FreightCar America is leasing part of Norfolk Southern's rail car production facility in Roanoke to do all this. The East End shops have been idle since 2000.
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[General-Assembly]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-50 TC1:02:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

Should cameras be mounted at stop lights in Roanoke?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Senator John Edwards today re- introduced a bill in the Senate that would do just that. Cameras would take pictures of vehicles that run red lights. Vehicle owners would then receive a ticket in the mail. It's something city officials have asked for and something Senator Edwards says would save lives.
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[SOT 21:16:36]
[IN Q=Studies shoe that this]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/(D) ROANOKE: STUDIES SHOW THAT THIS PHOTO- RED, AS IT'S NOW CALLED, HAS SAVED LIVES. IT'S CUT DOWN ON TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND IN LARGER URBAN AREAS, IN PARTICULAR THERE'S A BIG PROBLEM WITH PEOPLE RUNNING RED LIGHTS WHEN NOBODY IS THERE OR WHEN THEY DON'T THINK SOMEBODY'S WATCHING.))
[SUPER=@Edwards;]
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[OUT Q=don't think somebody's watching]
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[VO-NAT]

Delegate William Fralin agrees that running red lights is a significant problem, but doesn't think cameras are the solution.
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[SOT 21:24:15]
[IN Q=I feel like it is a]

((DEL. WILLIAM FRALIN/(R) ROANOKE: I FEEL LIKE IT IS A VIOLATION OF SIXTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS. BASICALLY YOU GET A TICKET IN THE MAIL AND THEN YOU HAVE TO GO AND PROVE THAT YOU'RE INNOCENT- THAT IT WASN'T YOU RATHER THAN THE STATE HAVING TO PROVE THAT YOU COMMITTED THE VIOLATION.))
[SUPER=@Fralin;]
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[OUT Q=you committed the violation]
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[VO-NAT]

Fralin believes other steps like adjusting the timing of lights would be a better answer to the problem.
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[Health-Department]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=04-47 TC1:10:06]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=4]


The Roanoke Health Department is not getting a good bill of health.
It's housed in an ailing building --constructed in the 1950's.
Health officials are ready to move -- but as Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton explains-- it's an issue of funding.


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[SOT]
[IN Q=The pictures tell the story]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Molly O'Dell/District Health Director;10]
[SUPER=01-Bev Fitzpatrick/Roanoke Vice Mayor;36]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;50 Quick]
[SUPER=01-Del. Onzlee Ware/(D) Roanoke;53]
[SUPER=@Joy2;1:12]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke]

((
The pictures tell the story -- mold, asbestos, decaying plaster.. it's not what you'd expect to see in a place called the "health" department.
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[SOT6:45:28]
[IN Q=The current facility is inadequate]

((Dr. Molly O'Dell: THE CURRENT FACILITY INADEQUATE AND IT'S OUT OF COMPLIANCE WITH QUITE A NUMBER OF REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=regulatory requirements]


City officials have already set aside money to move the health department to this new location on Williamson Road --where social services is now housed.
The hold-up has been funding from the state - a commitment of 188-thousand dollars for two years.
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[SOT15:20:55]
[IN Q=The citizens of Roanoke are being treated as second class]

((THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE ARE BEING TREATED AS SECOND CLASS CITIZENS IF THEY'RE ALLOCATING MONEY TO OTHER DISTRICTS IN STATE THEY SHOULD BE ALLOCATING FOR FACILITIES IN THE ROANOKE HEALTH DISTRICT )) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=roanoke health department]


This year local legislators are pushing hard to change that.
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[SOT1:04]
[IN Q=Our health department has been]

((ONZLEE WARE: OUR HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS AT THE TOP OF THE LIST OF THE WORSE HEALTH DEPARTMENTS IN THE STATE, AND OVER THE YEARS EVEN BEFORE THIS GOVERNOR THERE WAS A PROMISE THERE WAS GOING TO BE SOME HELP))
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[OUT Q=be some help]


Health officials are hoping with the budget surplus this will be the year.
Joy Sutton News 7 Roanoke.))

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[WRITER=dse]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]


Still ahead on News Seven, one neighborhood faces a tough decision: drain the local swimming hole or make costly repairs.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus how the warm weather's leaving many Virginia ski areas with little to do.
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[1st-Wx]
[Homestead-Snow]


(MINI OPEN)



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=04-42 TC1:56:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

While ski resorts out west are dealing with record snowfall, resorts in the east are battling unseasonally warm temperatures. Brent Watts takes us to a resort in Bath County where they're waiting for winter to reappear.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=For the past...]
[SUPER=03-Hot Springs; :00]
[SUPER=01-Heinzi Woydige/Homestead Ski School Director; :20]
[SUPER=01-Brett Schoenfield/Homestead President; :41 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=@Brent1; :57 ]
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[OUT Q=for News 7.]



[Grayson-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]

For the third time this week, Southwest Virginia drug agents are rounding up suspects. Grayson County is the latest to tout arrests. State Police, along with the Sheriff's Office and Galax Police netted 19 people on 28 drug charges. 15 were arrested for distribution of cocaine, methamphetamine and oxycontin while another four were busted for marijuana. Giles County started arresting 25 folks today, while Wythe County picked up nine people on Monday.

[Shell]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-45 TC1:12:03]
[GRAPHIC=Bob Shell]
[ENG#=2]

Photographer Bob Shell doesn't have a case- -at least not a copyright infringement case.
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[VO-NAT]

Radford Police admit they downloaded a photograph of Marion Franklin from Shell's website. One of the City Detectives put the picture on the cover of his notebook, calling it an "inspiration" for the investigation.
[SUPER=03-Radford/File Tape]

Shell sued the police department, when they wouldn't return images and equipment seized from him. But a federal judge dismissed the complaint this week, finding it "outside the scope of the Copyright Act."
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]

Shell still faces trial for allegedly causing Franklin's death.

[Rainbow-Forest]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=504-07 TC1:11:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

Some Botetourt County residents may have to hang up their swimsuits this summer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

Members of Rainbow Forest Recreation Association have been ordered to drain their community lake because the dam isn't up to code. The group had a conditional certificate to operate, but has to repair a number of problems-- Among them-- taking care of the trees and grass near the dam, cleaning up debris and fixing an emergency spillway that doesn't meet minimum standards.
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[SOT@1:12.00]
[IN Q=The importance of that.. ]

((TOM ROBERTS, DAM ENGINEER: THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT IS IF YOU HAVE AN EXTREMELY LARGE STORM LIKE THE ONE WE HAD LAST YEAR AFTER HURRICANE ISABELL IN AUGUSTA COUNTY WHERE YOU GOT 21-INCHES OF RAINFALL- IT'S DOUBTFUL IF THE SPILLWAY AS IT IS RIGHT NOW WOULD HAVE THE CAPACITY. THAT'S A CONCERN 'CAUSE YOU HAVE RESIDENTS WHO LIVE DOWNSTREAM.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Roberts/Dam Engineer]
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[OUT Q=... who live downstream.]
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[VO-NAT]

The treasurer of the Rainbow Forest Recreational Association tells News7, the group has hired an engineer to figure out how much repairs will cost the neighborhood.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Stocks fell to their lowest levels in weeks late in the trading day. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/111.95/10505.83/y/21.97/2070.56;]


The DOW tumbled 112 points today.
The NASDAQ fall 22.
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[SUPER=272-h/0.03/16.18/i/0.15/6.31/h/0.36/68.50/i/0.45/35.23/h/0.36/14.87;]
[SUPER=273-i/0.98/42.72/i/0.12/16.56/i/0.26/35.65/i/0.17/5.24/h/0.66/18.66;]
[SUPER=274-i/0.83/69.54/i/1.13/37.10/i/0.62/51.37/i/0.44/53.64/i/0.37/121.33;]
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[COMMERCIAL]

[Marye-Land]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-43 TC1:39:43]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]

It's no secret Virginia farmers, on average, are aging, and the amount of farmland in the Commonwealth is shrinking. That's one of the reasons local conservation groups are working overtime to save more land. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa found, Senator Madison Marye is the latest to step up... adding his property to the list.
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[IN Q=Senatory Madison ]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Madison Marye/Former Senator;:26]
[SUPER=01-Tamara Vance/Virginia Outdoors Foundation;:48]
[SUPER=01-Roger Holnback/Western Virginia Land Trust;1:13]
[SUPER=@Rachel2;1:19]
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[OUT Q=RD, news 7.]

((Senator Madison Marye was born on this land in Montgomery County. His mother called it The Happy Little Valley.
NATS: 4:27:00 IT GOES BACK INTO THE WOOD LAND AND COMES AROUND TO THE RIGHT. :32
He loves the land so much, he's now saved all 562 acres from future development. A new land preservation agreement protects these rolling hills from mining, industry and future malls or subdivisions.

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[SOT: 6:36:00 to :47 ]
[IN Q=This area]

((MADISON MARYE: THIS AREA COULD BE DEVELOPED INTO STRIP MALLS DOWN HERE SOMEWHERE AND THIS SORT OF THING. I THINK THERE'S A PLACE FOR DEVELOPMENT. BUT I JUST DON'T THINK IT'S IN THIS VALLEY.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=this valley.]


Sen. Marye's neighbors also have a conservation agreement, meaning all told, more than 11-hundred acres in the Elliston Straight away are off limits. And it's not just the view being saved.

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[SOT: 17:30:00 :45]
[IN Q= The river]

((TAMARA VANCE: THE RIVER THAT GOES THROUGH THEIR PROPERTY. IN TWO MILES A AWAY IT'S THE DRINKING WATER INTAKE FOR THE CITY OF SALEM AND SO KEEPING THIS LAND AS OPEN SPACE HELPS PROTECT THE WATER QUALITY FOR THE DRINKING WATER FOR THE CITY OF SALEM.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=of salem.]


Land agreements like these are starting to pop up all around southwest Virginia. From Roanoke to Grayson County. Last year 5700 acres became protected.

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[IN Q=We're finding more]

((ROGER HOLNBACK: WE'RE FINDING MORE AND MORE OF FARM OWNERS IN THEIR 70'S AND 80'S NOW AND THEY'RE WORRIED ABOUT THE GENERATIONAL CHANGE AND WHO'S GONNA BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FARM.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=the farm.]


Conservationists believe these agreements could be an answer.
NATS.. 5:10:00 Marye walking/pointing. IT GOES ALL THE WAY TO THE RIVER..
And Sen. Marye's hoping with this new deal, his land will stretch that far for quite some time. In Montgomery County, Rachel DePompa, News 7. ))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mst]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]

Finally, a steroids policy for the big leagues. NASCAR testing gets little wet today.
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[VO-NAT]


And Miami rained on Devin Smith's return last night. We'll check the pulse of the UVa hoopsters who are now 0-and-3 in the ACC.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-182 20240tc]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]
[ENG#=1]

Forever major league baseball has lagged behind the other sports when it comes to steroid testing. As a result, the abuse is believed to have been more widespread. Today, with the credibility of the game fading, testing finally emerged.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Bud Selig/MLB Commissioner; :00]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=...enhancing drugs."]
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[ANCHOR=mike]
[GRAPHIC=hold mlb]

A first positive test will result in a suspension of ten days, a second positive test 30 days, a third positive a 60-day penalty, and a fourth positive test a one-year ban.

[S-NASCAR]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-183 15303TC]
[GRAPHIC=PRESEASON TESTING]
[ENG#=2]


The first round of preseason testing at Daytona wrapped up today, although the morning session was a complete wash.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

Rain last night in the Daytona area and another shower this morning completely wiped out early practice. The drivers did get on the track a little this afternooon for their first drafting practice of the week.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Rudd/Motorcraft Ford Driver; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...THINK IT'S GOING WELL."]
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[TALENT=mike]
[GRAPHIC=hold logo]

The preseason thunder continues over the weekend for the truck series drivers.

[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-188 49:39]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]
[ENG#=3]


Virginia heads into Sunday's game at Duke having lost 3 of four. Steve Mason recaps last night's set back to Miami for a team that started 8 and 1.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/114-81 Record at UVa; :15]
[SUPER=01-Frank Haith/Miami Head Basketball Coach; :34]
[SUPER=01-Jason Clark/UVa Senior Forward; :52]
[SUPER=01-Sean Singletary/UVa Freshman Point Guard; 1:09]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=...News 7 sports]
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((Devin Smith returned after missing three games with a sprained right ankle and dropped a team high 21 points on Miami. Elton Brown scored 20 and UVa's benched out scored the Hurricanes 39 to 12 so how did Virginia lose. ((:)) ((:)) The Canes beat the Cavs 11 to nothing in fast break points and Miami's guards outscored Virginia's guards 62 to 10. ((:)) Foul trouble limited J.R. Reynolds to 2 points after the sophomore scored 41 points in his last two games abd only two of Brown's 20 came in the second half, a half where Miami outscored UVa by 17 points. ((:)) Thw Wahoos are winless in the ACC after three games with trips to Duke and Maryland on the horizon.)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:))

[S-Blackstock]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-179 TC15011]
[GRAPHIC=UVA]
[ENG#=4]


Another UVA football player has decided to leave Charlottesville and take his chances in the NFL draft.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/2004 Season; :00]


Linebacker Darryl Blackstock joins tight end Heath Miller in leaving for the pros. Blackstock recorded 45 tackles last season for UVA, including 11 sacks.
The 6-4, 240 pounder was a second team all- ACC selection.
Blackstock said he reached the decision after carefully considering the future of his 17- month- old son.
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[WIPE TO APRISA]

[C2C]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-56 TC21:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


A competition that challenged architects across the world to design an enviromentally friendly house in Roanoke ended today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The winning designs for the Cradle to Cradle Housing Design were put on display today at the Art Museum of Western Virginia. An architectural firm from Seattle Washington took top honors for the professional division and a student from Virginia Tech won the college design. Officials say the next step is to start building. (------------)