03/16/05

11 p.m.

SHANNON ON CAM JEAN ON CAM


GRAPHIC=None A verdict tonight for Robert Blake.




ENG#=1





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Just how old are teens when they
try alcohol?

the answer plus a message as prom
season nears.

Plus a cause in that big fire in
South Roanoke.

And what a day at the office.. when
a car comes crashing in.
SHANNON ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

News Seven at Eleven is next.

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*CG 4064
News 7 at 11 Banner


*CG standup Jean Jadhon
jjadhon@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Robin Reed
rreed@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Mike Stevens
mstevens@wdbj7.com

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VO-NAT VO-NAT



Teens and drinking, a local judge
says it's a bigger problem than you may
realize.

SOT FULL 15:46:59 SOT FULL



INQ=It's a huge problem PHIL TROMPETER/JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC
RUNS=04 COURT JUDGE: IT'S A HUGE PROBLEM IN
OQ=ACROSS THE UNITED STATES THIS AREA. IT'S A HUGE PROBLEM ACROSS


THE UNITED STATES.
SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 11 Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon in for


Shannon Young.
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JEAN ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 11 Spring break and prom season are


almost here.

So tonight a message went out about
the dangers of underage drinking.

NEws 7 @ 11 Graphic in Monitor DOUBLE BOXES



DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Justin/BAM Justin McLeod was at the frank


discussion. Justin, it's not just high
school age teens we're talking about.

exactly Jean, they're as young as 12
and 13 year olds.


LIVE=Justin Full/BAM LIVE FULL

*CG standup Justin McLeod
jmcleod@wdbj7.com A local judge says it's a big problem
locally and he hopes a recent death and
a new law change attitudes and
behaviors

ENG#=3 SOT FULL
SOT FULL



INQ=Reaching




*CG 2line Brian Pinson
Hidden Valley H.S. Junior
:31


*CG 2line Phil Trompeter
Juvenile & Domestic Court Judge
:51


*CG 2line Natalie Roseman
Hidden Valley H.S. Junior <<((NAT SOUND OF REACHING FOR A BEER AT 1:10 16:02:49))

Reaching for a beer is something some
teens like to do, despite the warnings
and the enforcement. (SHOTS OF
SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT)

SOT FULL 15:39:52 SOT FULL



INQ=In a way MEGHAN NEEL/HIDDEN VALLEY H.S.


SOPHOMORE: IN A WAY IT'S COMMON, IT'S
KINDA SAD.


RUN03 (END SOT)



OQ=KINDA SAD Meghan Neel doesn't drink but knows


plenty of people her age who do.

A recent survey found 90-percent of
high seniors in Roanoke County have
experimented with alcohol.

Sometimes it leads to serious
consequences, like the recent death of
a 18 year old who crashed his car into
a house. (SHOTS OF ACCIDENT ON 04-49
1:20:59, PIC OF CROWDER ON 05-04 29:38)

Police say alcohol was a factor.

SOT FULL 15:42:12 SOT FULL



INQ=It really hit home BRIAN PINSON/HIDDEN VALLEY JUNIOR: IT


REALLY HIT HOME BECAUSE I MEAN INVOLVES
THE COMMUNITY, IT WILL SHOCK ANYBODY.

RUN06 (END SOT)



OQ=SHOCK ANYBODY Phil Trompeter hopes so.



As a juvenile court judge, he sees
underage drinking cases all the time.

((NAT SOUND OF HIM TALKING ABOUT
ALCOHOL))

He spoke to a group at Hidden Valley
High School Wednesday night.

SOT FULL 15:47:50 SOT FULL



INQ=As much as anything PHIL TROMPETER/JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC


COURT JUDGE: AS MUCH AS ANYTHING I
HOPE THE MESSAGE IS TO PARENTS ABOUT
HOW IMPORTANT TO STAY VILIGANT AND TO

PROTECT AND SECURE THEIR CHILDREN.

RUN08 (END SOT)



OQ=THEIR CHILDREN A new Virginia law may help by


closing loopholes involving anyone
under 21 who consumes alcohol.

Teens hope the law sends a message.

SOT FULL 15:45:38 SOT FULL



INQ=I think it will NATALIE ROSEMAN: I THINK IT WILL DETER


STUDENTS MORE FROM GETTING ALCOHOL OR
DRINKING ALCOHOL BUT STILL IT'S STILL
GOING TO BE A PROBLEM.

RUN07 (END SOT)>>



OQ=TO BE A PROBLEM





RUNS=1:17 (END SOT)



OQ=TO BE A PROBLEM





LIVE=Justin Full/BAM LIVE FULL



The new law also targets adults.

Before it was just illegal to buy
alcohol for teens, it's will now also
be against the law to provide alcohol
to anyone under 21.

DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin/BAM DOUBLE BOXES



Jean, the governor must now sign the
bill into law.

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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Police say a 13-year-old boy


pulled a gun on a girl at a Danville
middle school today.

A school resource officer heard
about the incident, confronted the boy
and found a a 22-caliber handgun tucked
into his waistband.

The gun was not loaded when it
was discovered, but police found
ammunition in another part of Bonner
Middle School.

Police say they're not sure
if the gun was loaded when the boy
allegedly pointed it at the student.

The suspect was charged with
brandishing a firearm and was taken to
a detention home.
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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Fire Invest. Investigators now know what caused
ENG#=4 a fire at some upscale condos yesterday


in Roanoke.

VO-NAT VO-NAT


*CG locator Roanoke
Yesterday Officials say an overheated
electrical system started the blaze at
the Olde Georgetown of Crystal Spring
condos on Jefferson Street.

About eight people live in the
building, but no one was hurt.
*CG locator Today

Today, residents were allowed back
inside to pick up some of their
belongings.

For Geoffrey Jennings, it meant
finding his mothers cat.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=that's what




*CG 2line Geoffrey Jennings
Mother Lives in Condos GEOFFREY JENNINGS/MOTHER LIVES IN
CONDO: THAT'S WHAT SHE WAS MOST WORRIED
ABOUT WAS GETTING THAT CAT OUT AND LAST
NIGHT THE CHIEF OWENS TOLD ME IT WAS
FINE AND UNDER THE BED AND JUST LOCKED
UP 448 REPORTER: PROBABLY A LITTLE
FRIGHTENED THOUGH? JENNINGS: YEAH A
LITTLE FRIGHTENED, TIMID, BUT SHE'LL BE
FINE 54

RUNS=12



OQ=she'll be fine






VO-NAT VO-NAT



Damage is estimated at half a
million dollars.

The city has now condemned the
building until its repaired.

that could take weeks, maybe even
months.

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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Robert Blake A big smile and a sigh of relief
ENG#=1 from Robert Blake today- after a jury


finds him not guilty of murdering his
wife.

Alison Harmelin reports Blake now

walks back into a life of freedom.

SOT FULL (SOT FULL)



INQ=


*CG locator Los Angeles, CA
00


*CG 2line Robert Blake
Acquitted of Murder
:42
*CG locator Studio City, CA
May, 2001
:50
*CG reporter Alison Harmelin
CBS News
1:00
*CG 2line Cecelia Maldonado
Juror
1:08

<< WITH HIS ATTORNEY HOLDING UP HIS
MONITORING BRACELET - -ACTOR ROBERT
BLAKE IS NOW A FREE MAN - HE BROKE DOWN
INTO TEARS - UNABLE TO CONTAIN HIS
EMOTIONS - UPON HEARING THE
VERDICT...NOT GUILTY... THE 71 YEAR
OLD FORMER STAR OF TV S BERETTA AND THE
MOVIE IN COLD BLOOD WAS ACQUITTED OF
KILLING HIS WIFE 44 YEAR OLD BONNY LEE
BAKLEY AFTER NINE DAYS OF DELIBERATIONS
A LOS ANGELES JURY REACHED THE NOT

GUILTY VERDICTS ON ONE COUNT OF MURDER
AND ONE COUNT OF SOLICITATION OF
MURDER. THEY WERE DEADLOCKED, 11 TO
ONE, ON A SECOND COUNT OF SOLICITATION
(SOUND ROBERT BLAKE - at one time
there were s man as eleven
investigators on this thing and they
all had their hand in my pocket)
BONNIE LEE BAKLEY WAS SHOT OUTSIDE OF A
STUDIO CITY RESTAURANT BACK IN MAY OF
2001. ROBERT BLAKE MAINTAINED SOMEONE
ELSE KILLED HIS WIFE WHEN HE LEFT HER
IN HIS CAR TO RETRIEVE HIS HANDGUN FROM
INSIDE A STUDIO CITY RESTAURANT THE
MURDER WEAPON WAS LATER FOUND IN A
NEARBY TRASHBIN BUT NO DNA OR OTHER
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE COULD LINK BLAKE TO
THE CRIME (soundbite ciceilia
Maldonado law says he was innocent and
I needed to be proved that he was
guilty ) (soundbite juror I had
reasonable doubt) (soundbite blake
this small band of dedicated warriors
saved my life they saved rosie s daddy
s life ) TONIGHT - THE FORMER ACTION
STAR SAYS HE S HEADING OFF INTO THE
SUNSET THANKS TO HIS ATTORNEYS ALISON
HARMELIN, FOR CBS NEWS>>

RUNS=1:27 (END SOT)




OQ=HARMELIN, FOR CBS NEWS



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*CG locator Redwood City, CA

In another California courtroom
today, Scott Peterson was sentenced to
death.

Laci Peterson's mother called Scott
a *heartless baby killer* and said
quote, *How dare you murder my
daughter.*

Calling Scott cruel and callous,
Judge Alfred Delucchi upheld the jury's
recommendation and imposed the death
penalty.

SOT FULL 1:09 - 1:14 SOT FULL



INQ=San Quenton's ROCHELLE NICE AND MICHAEL


BELMESSIERI/JURORS; SAN QUENTON'S YOUR
NEW HOME...ILLEGAL TO KILL YOUR WIFE
AND CHILD IN CALIFORNIA.

RUNS=05



OQ=in California.






VO-NAT VO-NAT



Lacy's brother- Brent- tore into
Scott and that's when Scott's father
stood up in court, called Brent a liar
and stormed out of the room.

Scott's attorney asked for a new
trial but the judge immediately
rejected it.

The appeals process in California
is a long one, and many legal experts
say it's so long that Peterson could
die of old age before he gets the
lethal injection.

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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Florida investigators say they're
ENG#=3 looking for a man they call a person of


interest in the case of a missing girl.

VO-NAT VO-NAT



Officials are looking for a 46 year
old registered sex offender- John
Evander Couey.

They say Couey- left the area
without telling authorities- as
required by law.


Couey lived two miles from the
house where 9-year Jessica Lunsford
lived-

*CG locator Savannah, GA .Savannah police talked to Couey
Saturday at a Salvation army shelter at
the request of Florida police- but
released him because there wasn't a
warrant for his arrest.

SOT FULL



INQ=If we relocate





*CG 2line Sgt. Mike Wilson (SOT FULL)


Savannah Police Spokesman SGT. MIKE WILSON/SAVANNAH POLICE
SPOKESMAN; IF WE RELOCATE HIM IN THE
SAVANNAH AREA WE WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO
DETAIN HIM AND HOLD HIM FOR CITRUS
COUNTY AUTHORITIES.

RUNS=08



OQ=county authorities.





VO-NAT (VO-NAT)



So far no sign of Couey who has a
long criminal record including
convictions for indecent exposure, and
fondling a child under the age of 16.

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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium It seems even the Easter bunny is
ENG#=4 afraid to go into Victory Stadium.



VO-NAT VO-NAT



Last week, the city of Roanoke closed
the stadium after an engineering report
found part of the structure is unsafe.
*CG file April 2004

As a result, organizers of the annual
easter egg hunt are moving the eggs.

It will now take place March 26th
from nine until noon in the parking of
the Roanoke Civic Center.

(END VO) (END VO)



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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

Economic necessity or
environmental disaster?

Still ahead, the U-S Senate
votes on oil drilling in the Arctic
Wildlife Refuge.

ENG#=APRISA VO-NAT



VO-NAT Plus a mess at an area office


complex... when a car crashes through
the wall.

(END VO) (END VO)


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INQ=Hey folks << Hey folks Mike Stevens back in


the News 7 sports office as JJ Redick
wins ACC player of the year honors in a
runaway.

Ricky Stokes is a head coach
again.

Former Hokie Pierson Prieleau is
now a Redskin.

And the Hokies get a another home
game in the NIT - right here on the Big
7.>>

RUNS=20 (END SOT)



OQ=THE BIG 7



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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Accident The 74-year-old man who's car
ENG#=1 crashed into an office building says he


may have put gear into drive instead of
reverse.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke Co.

The car crashed through the wall
of a building on Electric Road in
Roanoke County around one this
afternoon.

It scared workers and made a
mess at the office of Friends of the
Blue Ridge Parkway, though no one was
hurt.

The driver is charged with
failing to maintain control of his
vehicle.

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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Citizens helped bust a meth lab
ENG#=2 in Wythe County this week.




VO-NAT VO-NAT



They called the Sheriff's office
around three o'clock yesterday to
report a suspicious odor coming from a
trailer next door on East Lee Highway
in the Graham's Forge section of the
county.

Investigators searched the home
with the owner's permission and found a
meth lab.

35 year old Ronald Lee Ratcliffe
and 29 year old Tracy Renee Danner were
arrested and charged with manufacturing
methamphetamine and conspiracy to make
the drug.

They're both being held at the
New River Valley jail without bond.
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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Campaign 2005 Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine has
ENG#=3 officially thrown his name in the hat


for governor.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke

The Democrat's kickoff- tour
included a stop in Roanoke.


He was joined by his father- in-
law, former Virginia Governor Linwood
Holton.

The Republican says Kaine is the
best candidate in the race.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=He's got the interest of




*CG 2line Linwood Holton

(R) Former Virginia Governor LINWOOD HOLTON/(R) FORMER VIRGINIA


GOVERNOR: HE'S GOT THE INTEREST OF
PEOPLE REALLY AND SINCERELY IN HIS
HEART AND HE KNOWS WHAT'S NEEDED AND
WHAT'S BEST AND HE MAKES GOOD JUDGMENT
DECISIONS. HE'LL BE A GREAT GOVERNOR.

RUNS=13



OQ=be a great governor.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



If elected, Kaine says he would
help grow Virginia's economy by keeping
taxes low, funding education and fixing
the state's transportation system.

Kaine says he's especially
worried about high taxes on homes and
farms- something he plans to address.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=We've got a simple plan





*CG 2line Tim Kaine

(D) Candidate for Governor TIM KAINE/(D) CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR:


WE'VE GOT A SIMPLE PLAN THAT'S GOING TO
GIVE LOCALS MORE TOOLS AND PART OF IT
IS ALSO PLEDGING THAT WE'RE DO WHAT WE
NEED TO DO AS A STATE SO WE DON'T
UNDER- FUND OUR PRIORITIES AND PUT
PRESSURE ON PROPERTY TAX OWNERS.

RUNS=12
OQ=on property tax owners.





VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke

Kaine says Southwest Virginians
will see a lot of him between now and
November.
JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=HOLD Republican front- runner Jerry


Kilgore officially kicks off his
campaign next week.
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GRAPHIC=None Another New River Valley


community is looking at a tax hike.

Montgomery County is considering
a three cent increase to the real
estate tax.


That would take the tax from 67
cents to 70 cents.

Officials say the overall county
budget is up nearly 4-percent from last
year.

Earlier this week, Blacksburg
announced it too was looking at a three
cent hike.
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GRAPHIC=None The drills could start digging in the
ENG#=1 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge-



VO-NAT





*CG locator Alaska Nat. Wildlife Refuge (VO-NAT)



A senate vote today would allow
drilling on one and half million acres
of Alaska wilderness.

What will it mean for prices at the
pump? Nothing initially.

experts say at best, it could keep gas
prices from rising in the future.

The drilling provision is actually
part of next years budget plan- which
Congress must still approve.

If it passes, it could take 7 years
before the oil starts flowing.


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They help keep his spirits up
half a world away in Afghanistan.

Still ahead, a National Guard
soldier delivers a special thank you to
local school kids.

ENG#=Aprisa VO-NAT



VO-NAT Plus meet a nine year old with


a message.

SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=Monday through MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, I'M A NORMAL


KID. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY IT'S A LITTLE
DIFFERENT.

RUNS=04



OQ=a little different





VO-NAT VO-NAT



More from this pint-sized
preacher coming up.

(END VO) (END VO)

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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Finding a job, a home or even
ENG#=1 medical help in a strange city can be


hard ... especially if you don't speak
the language.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Lynchburg

A group in Lynchburg is trying to
make that transition easier.

They've bought this old home on
Fort Avenue and are raising money to
turn it into an international community
center.

It will be a place where recent
immigrants can go for help and where
they can feel at home.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=It can be




*CG 2line Ruth Heim
International Assistance Center RUTH HEIM/INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE
CENTER: IT CAN BE DIFFICULT FOR A
FAMILY TO COME TO A NEW AREA THAT THEY
DON;T KNOW WHERE THE HOSPITAL IS, THEY
DON'T KNOW WHERE THE SCHOOLS ARE, THEY
DON'T KNOW HOW TO APPLY, THEY DON'T
KNOW WHERE THE MEDICAL FACILITIES ARE.


RUNS=17



OQ=the medical facilities are.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



The group's proposal will go
before the Lynchburg planning
commission later this month.

(END VO) (END VO)


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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None After a year overseas, a Bedford
ENG#=2 county soldier returns home to a hero's


welcome.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Bedford Co.

Students at Otter River
Elementary gave Specialist Chris Sink
a standing ovation this afternoon- and
some hugs.

The 22-year-old soldier is a 2000
graduate of Jefferson Forest High
School- currently stationed in Bagram,
Afghanistan.

For the last year- teachers and
students have been sending him packages
and letters- and today he stopped by to
say thanks, answer questions and even

showed off traditional Afghan dress.

Sink was a senior at Virginia
Tech when he was called up.

He expects to be back in Virginia
by this summer.

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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None The Hokies will get to host a
ENG#=APRISA second round NIT.



We'll tell you when, plus JJ is
the player of the year, Ricky is
reunited with Terry, and Tubby and Skip
try to avoid a first round mess.

VO-NAT VO-NAT



First your Extra Point - the
Redskins have signed free agent safety
Pierson Prioleau to a contract.

The former Hokies is a six-year
NFL veteran who made his mark with the
49ers and in particular the Buffalo
Bills where he played for current
Skins' defensive coordinator Gregg
Williams.

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Vanderbilt
67



Indiana
60


NIT First Round
j
Memphis
90


Northeastern
65


NIT First Round


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Georgetown
64


Boston University
34


NIT First Round
j
Buffalo
81


Drexel
76



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Maryland
85


Oral Roberts
72


NIT First Round


Clemson
74
j
Texas A&M
82


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Davidson
77


V.C.U.
62


NIT First Round
j
SW Missouri St.

85


Houston
69


NIT First Round


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Roanoke
3


Washington & Lee
1


ODAC Baseball
j
V.M.I.
8


Norfolk State
3


Keydets Now 9 and 10

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GRAPHIC=NIT Virginia Tech will get to play
ENG#=1 its next game in the NIT at home in


Cassell Coliseum this Saturday.

News 7 Sports has learned that
the Hokies will host Memphis in a Noon
tip-off Saturday afternoon.

Tonight, Memphis destroyed
Northeastern 90 to 65 and denied Tech
alum and Northeastern head coach Ron
Everhart a chance to return to his alma
mater.

Steve Mason says for the Hokies
the NIT is about success in the past
and hopefully the present.

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*CG standup Steve Mason
smason@wdbj7.com
:00
*CG locator Blacksburg
Tuesday Night
:15
*CG 2line Seth Greenberg
Va.Tech Head Men's Basketball Coach

:24
*CG 2line Jamon Gordon
Va. Tech Sophomore Guard
:43
*CG 2line Zabian Dowdell
Va. Tech Point Guard
1:12
*CG 2line Carlos Dixon
Va. Tech Senior Guard
1:19

< team in the 52 year history of the ACC
to go 8 and 8 in the regular season and
not receive an NCAA bid, Greenberg says
this tourney is vital to Tech.

SETH GREENBERG/VA. TECH HEAD MEN'S
BASKETBALL COACH

7,416 fans turned out for Tech's NIT
appearance and the players gave it
their best sales pitch to bring round
two back.

JAMON GORDON/VA. TECH SOPHOMORE GUARD

CARLOS DIXON/VA. TECH SENIOR GUARD

The Hokies shot 59 percent from the
free throw line against Temple and 32
percent from the floor, off from their
43 percent average.

ZABIAN DOWDELL/VA. TECH GUARD

Tech should find out their second

round NIT date and site Thursday. Steve
Mason News 7 sports.>>

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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAMERA

GRAPHIC=HOLD Memphis is coached by John


Calipari, who last spent some time in
the Cassell when both he and Marcus
Camby were number one in the nation and
both were at U-Mass.

Again, Tech will host Memphis
Saturday in a Noon tip-off at the
Cassell.
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GRAPHIC=ACC Roanoke's J.J. Redick is the
ENG#=3 ACC's Player of the Year.



VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Durham, NC
This Season J.J. easily beat out North :00 Carolina's Sean May and Chris Paul of
Wake Forest in voting by the Atlantic
Coast Sports Media Association. Of the
121 ballots cast, Redick got 68 of
them.


Redick led the ACC in scoring, free
throw percentage and minutes

played while helping the Blue Devils
finish 3rd in the final A-P top 25.
They won their sixth ACC tournament
title in seven years behind Redick, who
was named M-V-P of the event on Sunday.

Duke begins play in the NCAA
tournament Friday as the top seed in
the Austin Regional.

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GRAPHIC=NCAA Former Hokie boss Ricky Stokes
ENG#=4 was named the new head coach at East


Carolina this afternoon.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Columbia, SC
This Season The 42 year old Stokes, who has :00 been an assistant under Dave Odom at
South Carolina since leaving
Blacksburg, was hired today by Terry
Holland to be ECU's next skipper.


He's already named former
Chattanooga and VCU coach Mack McCarthy
as his associate head coach. There's

speculation that Ralph Sampson or
Richard Morgan may also be on the
staff.

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GRAPHIC=MEN'S FINAL FOUR The March Madness begins tomorrow
ENG#=1 here on WDBJ-7 with the Kentucky


Wildcats taking on a familiar foe in
the opening round - fellow Bluegrass
state institution Eastern Kentucky from
Richmond.

The Colonels are the Ohio Valley
champs and heavy underdogs.

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INQ=YOU KNOW....


*CG 2line Tubby Smith
Kentucky Head Coach
:00

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OQ=...PLAY TO OUT POTENTIAL



(GO TO APRISA) GO TO APRISA 1103

The UK - Eastern Kentucky game
should tip-off around 12:15 tomorrow,
and then right after that one Boston
College takes on Penn.

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GRAPHIC=MEN'S FINAL FOUR Tubby Smith's name has been at
ENG#=2 the top of the speculation list to


replace Pete Gillen at UVa.

He of course is off limimts until
his team is finished playing in the
tournament.

Speaking of Gillen, his former
assistant Skip Prosser leads Wake
Forest into the tourney on WDBJ-7
tomorrow night at seven against
Chattanooga.

Remember - two years ago Wake was
knocked out by another Southern
conference member - East Tennesse
State.

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*CG 2line Skip Prosser
Wake Forest Head Coach
:00




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OQ=...MUCH DIFFERENT THEN (WIPE TO APRISA 1104)

WIPE TO APRISA 1104

You can watch that
Wake-Chattanooga game tomorrow night at
7.

And then right after that one
settle in for the West Virginia
Mountaineers opening the tourney
against Creighton.
MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAMERA

GRAPHIC=HOLD Also, keep in mind that many


other games are available on our
digital channels 7 one and 7 two.

Check the sports secition of our
web site at WDBJ-7 dot com for a
complete listing.

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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Nonw Most third-graders spend their weekends
ENG#=` watching TV or playing with friends.



But not this one-

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RUNS=04



OQ=Jesus!




*CG locator South Bend, IN

NATSOUND; I KNOW SOMEONE THAT
CAN...JESUS!

VO-NAT VO-NAT



Nine year old Dean Merriweather is an
associate minister at Second Baptist
Church in South Bend Indiana.

Also known as *Little Dean*, he
delivered his first sermon last Sunday
to a packed house.

While many had reservations about him
beforehand, they say he delivered a
powerful message that reached beyond
his age.

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*CG 2line Dean Merriweather
Associate Minister DEAN MERRIWEATHER/ASSOCIATE MINISTER;
LOOK UP IN THE BIBLE, YOU'LL FIND MANY,

MANY DISCIPLES THAT WERE CALLED YOUNG.

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OQ=called young.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



The church pastor says he will give the
boy more opportunities to speak during
services and may ask him to teach a
Sunday school class.

Dean is already working on his second
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