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03/16/06

News-7 at 11


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GRAPHIC=Brush Fire Many of you have been calling


into the newsroom about it... a smoky,
highly visible brush fire in Botetourt
County.

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*CG locator Botetourt Co.

It's burning in the
Troutville area along Stoney Battery
and Nace Roads. Firefighters say about
30 to 40 acres have been scorched so
far.

No injuries have been reported
and from the last update, we're told no
structures are threatened.

Still, some nearby homeowners
aren't taking any chances.

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INQ=We're pretty much


*CG 2line Bill Reynolds
Homeowner






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Crews from Botetourt and
Roanoke Counties are working on
containing the fire.

They don't yet know how it
started.
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GRAPHIC=HOLD Meanwhile, another fire has


burned about a hundred acres near
Hiwassee in Pulaski County.

State Forestry officials say
crews have finished a line around the
fire.

They'll try to mop it up in
the morning.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Roanoke County's School


Superintendent wants to clear the air.

She's taken a lot of heat this week
over the firing of Cave Spring High
School's athletic director.

News 7's Justin McLeod sat down with
Linda Weber this afternoon and asked
her whether the criticism is warranted.

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*CG locator Roanoke Co.
:00





*CG 2line Chelsea Custer
Cave Spring H. S. Sophomore
:09


*CG standup Justin McLeod
jmcleod@wdbj7.com
:23


*CG 2line Linda Weber
Roanoke Co. School Superintendent
1:05



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OQ=jm, news 7, roanoke co. <<((NAT SOUND OF SOCCER AT AROUND
(END SOT) 7:43))



The soccer season is underway here at
Cave Spring High School.

There's just one problem, the soccer
field is still not ready.

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INQ=I don't think CHELSEA CUSTER/CAVE SPRING H.S.


SOPHOMORE: I DON'T THINK IT'S FAIR
BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN PRACTICING ON THIS
PIECE OF DIRT.

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OQ=piece of dirt The new softball field is also far


from being finished.

It's pretty frustrating when you
consider the project was supposed to be

completed last summer.

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IN Q=Not only are JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: NOT ONLY ARE


THE FIELDS NOT READY BUT IT ISN'T EASY
GETTING TO THE NEW SOCCER FIELD ISN'T
EASY. AS YOU CAN SEE I HAVE TO WALK UP
THIS STEEP HILL AND MANY PARENTS SAY
THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE.

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OQ=unacceptable





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INQ=Yeah, that's going MEREDITH WALKER/CAVE SPRING H.S.


FRESHMEN: YEAH, THAT'S GOING TO BE
TOUGH, REALLY TOUGH EVERYDAY.

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OQ=REALLY TOUGH EVERYDAY Cave Spring's athletic director


recently complained about the delays.

Randy Meck says he lost his job
because of it.

Was that the case? We asked the
school superintendent.

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INQ=He resigned that's LINDA WEBER/ROANOKE CO. SUPERINTENDENT:


HE RESIGNED, THAT'S WHAT I CAN TELL
YOU.

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OQ=tell you Randy Meck has plenty of supporters,


judging by the turnout at this forum at

Cave Spring Wednesday night.

Much of the anger was directed at
Linda Weber.

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INQ=There is a feeling JUSTIN McLEOD: THERE IS A FEELING THAT


YOU PERSONALLY HAVE A NEGATIVE BIAS
TOWARD CAVE SPRING. IS THAT TRUE?

LINDA WEBER/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL
SUPERINTENDENT: OH, ABSOLUTELY NOT. I
AM REALLY UPSET TO HEAR THAT.

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OQ=TO HEAR THAT Dr. Weber is also upset to hear many


feel she rules by intimidation.

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INQ=I would never LINDA WEBER: I WOULD NEVER FIRE ANYONE


FOR COMPLAINING. WHY WOULD I DO THAT?

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OQ=would i do that The superintedent does agree with


parents on one point, the athletic
fields should be finished by now.

The hope is they will in the coming
weeks.

In the meantime, Dr. Weber would like
to make peace.

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INQ=Some place LINDA WEBER: SOME PLACE OR ANOTHER


WHETHER IT'S MY FAULT OR SOMEBODY ELSES
I DON'T CARE THE COMMUNICATION HAS
BROKEN DOWN. WE NEED TO RESTABLISH

THAT SO WE CAN WORK FOR THE GOOD OF
CAVE SPRING.

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OQ=good of cave spring. For the good of Cave Spring, it's


something everyone can agree on.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke County.

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GRAPHIC=NONE New jobs are coming to Montgomery


County.

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*CG locator Blacksburg

Luna Innovations will add 20 new
workers over the next year and a half.

The company researchs and
develops new material on the molecular
level.

They also make specialized
sensors.

Luna is expanding its Blacksburg
based research and development offices
in the town industrial park.
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GRAPHIC=NONE Meanwhile, Montgomery County has



landed a new company.

Generic Systems will open a
research and development operation in
Christiansburg's industrial park.

The company will add 5 to 10 new
jobs.
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GRAPHIC=NONE A packaging company in Botetourt


County is looking for new employees.

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*CG locator Botetourt Co.

Arkay Packaging is relocating its
manufacturing business from New York to
the Roanoke Valley.

The company makes high-end
packaging material for pharmaceutical,
cosmetic and beauty companies.

Officials say they plan to create
about 20 to 30 new jobs.

The company is looking for people
that have experience with maintenance
printing and quality assurance.

Arkay currently employs about 215
people, 150 of whom work here in the

Roanoke area.

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GRAPHIC=Layoffs The news has not been nearly so


good in the Galax area... and many are
wondering what the future holds.

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*CG locator Galax

Sara Lee is the latest company to
announce cuts.

Its branded-apparel division
slashed 334 positions at the National
Textiles plant in Galax.

Vaughan, Webb and Bassett
Furniture Companies have also recently
cut positions leaving a grand total of
933 jobs lost.

As the unemployment rate
soars...Carroll County Administrator,
Gary Larrowe (La-ROU) says the region
must transition into a new economy.

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INQ=that might be higher





*CG 2line Gary Larrowe
Carroll Co. Administrator GARY LARROWE, CARROLL CO. ADMINISTRATOR

00:09:48 THAT MIGHT BE HIGHER TECH.
THAT MIGHT BE A SKILLED BASED,
KNOWLEDGE BASED ECONOMY THAT'S GOING TO
BE DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE CURRENTLY
HAVE HERE. 00:09:56

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OQ=currently have here





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Employment specialists in Galax
are advising people to acquire new
skills and get more education as they
search for new jobs.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Another pedestrian's been hit by


a car in Blacksburg.
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This time it happened on the 100
block of Draper road around 2:00 this

afternoon.

Police say the driver of a 1998
Honda veered off the roadway for no
apparent reason, struck a pedestrian
and then hit a sign.

The driver fled the scene, but
the Honda was later found on Hampton
Court.
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GRAPHIC=NONE Police seized the car and say


charges are pending driver
identification.

A 23 year old Tech student was
treated and released at the scene.
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GRAPHIC=Brian McCloskey Blacksburg Police have asked the


FBI for help with a death
investigation.

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VO-NAT 19 year old Brian Joseph


McCloskey was found in November lying,
unconscious on this town walking trail.

He died five days later.

Police have long believed he was
most likely hit by a vehicle.

According to a search warrant

police took a computer and two cell
phones from Cameron Johnson's and Aaron
Pierce's apartment in January.

Pierce also told police he had
driven through the walking trail the
night McCloskey was hit.

In the search warrant Pierce told
police he was not sure he didn't hit
the victim when driving over the curb
into the grassy area. Pierce also
admitted he had been drinking alcohol
the night of the incident.
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GRAPHIC-HOLD No arrests have been made in the
case.
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GRAPHIC=NONE President Bush has made his choice


for Interior Secretary.

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VO-NAT The announcement came down today that


Governor Dirk Kempthorne from Idaho has
been nominated.

Kempthorne is a Republican
completing his second term as Governor.

Before becoming Governor he served
in the Senate and if elected, will

replace Gale Norton.

Kempthorne called the nomination an
honor and says he's ready to serve.

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GRAPHIC=None It's not often a school field trip


involves hundreds of miles of travel
and a visit to a machine shop.

But as Steve Smallshaw reports,
Lynchburg was the ultimate destination
for a group of college students from
New York.

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INQ=He may no longer


*CG locator Lynchburg
:00


*CG 2line Gary DiGiacomo
Broome C. C. Teacher
:21
*CG 2line Larry Jarvis
Broome C. C. Student
:55
*CG 2line Randy Simpson
Milwaukee Iron Owner

1:14
*CG reporter Steve Smallshaw
ssmallshaw@wdbj7.com
1:28



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OQ=News7, Lynchburg. << He may no longer have his own t-v
(END SOT) show, but Randy Simpson continues to


churn out one-of-a-kind custom
motorcycles from his shop in Lynchburg.

"Milwaukee Iron", was featured on
a 13-episode series called "Southern
Steel" on the Discovery Channel last
year.

That's where Gary DiGiacomo's
class first saw Randy and came up with
an idea for one of his motorcycles.

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IN Q=It really works 7:13:11 GARY DIGIACOMO/TEACHER: IT


REALLY WORKS OUT GOOD. WE USED TO JUST
TO MAKE UP A PROJECT, 'OH, WE'RE GOING
TO BUILD THIS', IT'S NOT THE SAME. ONE
OF THE THINGS THAT'S NEAT ABOUT THIS IS
THERE'S REAL DEADLINES AND WE DON'T
HAVE ANY CONTROL OVER THEM AND THINGS
HAVE TO BE DONE AT A CERTAIN TIME AND
IT'S NOT ALL CONTRIVED, IT'S REAL.

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OUT Q=it's real. This class of budding electrical



engineers from Broome Community College
designed and built a custom tail-light
for Milwaukee Iron ... and then
traveled all the way from Binghamton,
New York to present it to him in
person.

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RUN02 WELL, THEY OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO SEE THAT
I'M COMING TO A STOP ...

It was a satisfying way to see
their class project come to life in a
real-world environment.

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IN Q=It's a lot 7:14:56 LARRY JARVIS/STUDENT: IT'S A


LOT NICER THAN JUST WORKING IN A LAB
WHERE YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN,
YOU KNOW YOU'VE GOT THREE HOURS TO DO
THIS AND THEN AFTER THAT, YOU'RE DONE.
BUT THIS, YOU'RE WORKING ON IT FOR A
COUPLE OF WEEKS, AND LIKE I SAID, IT
MIGHT NOT WORK OUT, YOU MIGHT HAVE TO
START ALL OVER AGAIN.

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OUT Q=all over again. Simpson says the t-v show continues


to give his business incredible
exposure.

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IN Q=The people on 7:08:00 RANDY SIMPSON/MILWAUKEE IRON:


THE PEOPLE ON THE SHOW WITH US, I MEAN,

THEY MADE THINGS LOOK SO GOOD AROUND
HERE ... WHERE'S THAT AT? WHERE'S THAT
AT? YOU KNOW ... BUT THEY REALLY DID DO
A GOOD JOB ON THE FILMING AND IT REALLY
HAS BROUGHT PEOPLE TO LYNCHBURG.

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OUT Q=to Lynchburg. Putting the Hill City and this


corner of the Lynchpin Industrial Park
on the map.

Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.
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A Virginia gang goes on a
violent crime spree....

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and records the whole thing.

Now the tape's in the hands
of police and suspects are being
rounded up.

More on that when News Seven
returns.
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It's being called the
biggest operation since the Invasion of
Iraq.

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Still ahead, more on
Operation Swarmer and its objectives.
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INQ=HEY FOLKS... << Hey folks Mike Stevens back in


the News 7 Sports office as Greensboro
turns into a nailbiters dream today in
the opening round of the NCAA
tournament.

We'll check some of those
highlights, plus see what's up in Salem
and the Division Three final four teams
give the Civic Center a workout on the

eve of their national semi-finals.

It's coming right here on the Big
7.>>

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OQ=...THE BIG 7



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GRAPHIC=NONE A neighborhood gang goes on


a violent rampage and videotapes the
whole thing.

Now the video is in the hands of
Newport News police

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*CG locator Newport News

Six juveniles and two adult men
have been arrested and police have
identified three more suspects.


A police spokesman says the
attackers robbed the victims at
gunpoint, and beat them with a trash
can and a bicycle.

Police are still trying to
determine exactly how many people were
victimized.

There appear to be six to 12
attacks on the tape.

Police don't know what motivated
the attacks or what prompted

the use of a video camera.

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GRAPHIC=Iraq/US Troops The Pentagon will conduct a


criminal investigation into a firefight
last year between U-S Marines and
insurgents. Along with a Marine and
eight insurgents, 15 civilians were
killed.

Meanwhile, Operation Swarmer
is the biggest military operation since
the U-S invaded Iraq and is going on
right now.

Claudia Coffey has the latest.

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INQ=




*CG file Department of Defense Video
:00


*CG 2line Scott McClellan
White House Spokesman
:24 QUICK


*CG locator Baghdad, Iraq
:38


*CG standup Claudia Coffey
CBS News
1:21



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OQ=std <<



(END SOT) (SUPER: Courtesy: Department of


Defense)U-S COMMANDERS CALL THIS
MISSION THE LARGEST AIR ASSAULT IN IRAQ
SINCE THE U-S LED INVASION, ALMOST
3-YEARS AGO. ACCORDING TO THE PENTAGON,
MORE THAN 15-HUNDRED U-S AND IRAQI
TROOPS, 50-AIRCRAFT, AND 200-TACTICAL
VEHICLES ARE ROOTING OUT INSURGENTS
NEAR THE TOWN OF SAMARRA... IN THE
PROVINCE WHERE SADDAM HUSSEIN WAS

CAPTURED. THE TROOPS HAVE ARRESTED AT
LEAST 40-PEOPLE.

12.28.48 (SOT - Scott McClellan / WHITE


HOUE SPOKESMAN: "this operation is part
of our ongoing efforts to help move
forward on the security front."

(SUPER: Courtesy: Department of
Defense)IRAQ'S INTERIM FOREIGN MINISTER
SAYS, IN ADDITION TO TARGETING
INSURGENTS -- THIS OPERATION WILL MAKE
THE SUPPLY LINE NORTH OF BAGHDAD SAFER.

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LOCATOR:BAGHDAD, IRAQ

SOME 60-MILES AWAY, IN THE CAPITAL CITY
-- THE 275-MEMBERS OF IRAQ'S NEW
PARLIAMENT WERE SWORN IN... THEN
ADJOURNED INDEFINITELY AFTER MEETING
FOR ONLY 30-MINUTES. LAWMAKERS ARE
STILL DEADLOCKED OVER BIG DECISIONS...
AND THE CLOCK IS TICKING. IRAQ'S
CONSTITUTION GIVES THEM 60-DAYS TO
ELECT A PRESIDENT, AND APPROVE PICKS
FOR A PRIME MINISTER, AND CABINET
MEMBERS.

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DURING PARLIAMENT'S FIRST SESSION --
SECURITY WAS TIGHT. POLICE CHECKPOINTS
WERE IN PLACE ACROSS BAGHDAD. VEHICLES
WERE BANNED FROM THE STREETS. BUT --

THE SECTARIAN BLOODSHED continued..
IRAQI POLICE FOUND MORE THAN 2-DOZEN
BODIES ACROSS BAGHDAD. ALL bound THEN
SHOT -- EXECUTION-STYLE.

(STANDUP: Claudia Coffey / CBS NEWS:
"commanders expect that massive
operation north of baghdad to last
several days. So far troops have found
weapons, military uniforms and the
parts needed to make bombs. Claudia
Coffey for CBS News, Washington.>>
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GRAPHIC=None There is an apparent "urge to


serve" in our region.

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*CG locator Roanoke

The Army's Beckley Recruiting
Battalion has been named the east
coast's top recruiting battalion.

The battalion's coverage area
includes Roanoke, Lynchburg, and the
New River Valley.

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INQ=It's a documented




*CG 2line Lt. Col. John Horn
Beckley Battalion Commander @00:03:55

JOHN HORN:IT'S A DOCUMENTED FACT THAT
THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA ALONG WITH THE
FOLKS OF TENNESSEE, WEST VIRGINIA, AND
KENTUCKY ARE VERY PATRIOTIC FOLKS.
WE'RE TOP BATTALION AND IT IS DIRECTLY
RELATED TO TIES WITH THE COMMUNITY AND
THE SUPPORT THAT WE RECEIVE FROM THE
FINE FOLKS IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA.

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OQ=of Virginia.





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The Beckley Battalion competes
against recruitment battalions from
Maine to North Carolina.

In all, the Beckley Battalion
recruited 1,741 men and women last
year.

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GRAPHIC=NONE A victims' rights group is


demanding the removal of a Columbus,
Ohio judge who sentenced a child
molester to probation.

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*CG locator Columbus, OH

Judge John Connor sentenced a man
in December to five years' probation
for two counts of sexual battery
involving two boys, ages five and 12.

The judge says he is surprised
the decision is getting so much
attention three months later, and that
he made the best decision he could.

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INQ= I BELIEVE THAT




*CG 2line Judge John Connor
Franklin Co., OH Common Pleas Court Starts at 5:07

JUDGE JOHN CONNOR - I BELIEVE THAT A
PERSON IS SENTENCED ON A BASIS OF WHAT
THEY PLED TO AND I MADE THE BEST CALL
ON THE BASIS OF THE INFORMATION I HAD.

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The man had originally been
charged with 20 counts of rape, but
prosecutors found errors in the
indictment and later reached a plea
agreement.

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JJ and the Blue Devils hit the floor.
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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE The Madness begins as the NCAA


men's division one tournament opens
with overtimes, buzzer beaters and even
a delay.

Plus, the men's division three
tournament is ready to roll in Salem.

But first let's check out the
scoreboard.
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Duke
70


Southern
54


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j
George Washington
88


UNC Wilmington
85


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Wichita State
86


Seton Hall
66


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Tennessee

63


Winthrop
61


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Wisconsin-Mil.
82


Oklahoma
74


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Florida
76


South Alabama
50


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L.S.U.
80


Iona

64


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Texas A&M
66


Syracuse
58


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Boston College
88


Pacific
76


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j
Gonzaga
79


Xaiver
75


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Alabama
90


Marquette
85


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j
UCLA
78


Belmont
44


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Montana
87


Nevada
79


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j
Illinois
78



Air Force
69


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San Diego St.
83
j
Indiana
87


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Washington
69


Utah State
60
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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=MEN'S FINAL FOUR The greatest tournament in all of


sports opened today as the NCAA men's
division one basketball championship
tipped off across the nation.

As we've telling you all week -
Greensboro is the place to be for local
fans if you're lucky enough to have a
ticket.

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*CG locator Greensboro, NC
CBS-NCAA Productions Coach K was not exactly elated :00 with hits team's effort tonight against
Southern.

Last Sunday - J.J. Redick led the
Duke Blue Devils to the ACC title on
this floor and tonight he again had his
shooting touch in check hitting 5 of 9
shots in the opening half for 15
points. J.J. would finish the game
with 29.

Southern used its quickness and
really stayed within striking distance
of the Blue Devils until the final 10
minutes.


But J.J. got plenty of help on
the inside from his fellow all-American
senior Shelden Williams who scored 29. *CG final Duke
70 Duke beats Southern and advances Southern to play George Washington on Saturday.
54



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*CG locator Greensboro, NC
CBS-NCAA Productions This afternoon in Greensboro -
Gregg Marshall and Winthrop hooked up
with Tennessee.

The 15th seed from the Big South
would take a 2 point lead on the bucket
by Craig Bradshaw and Winthrop was
smelling an upset.

The Eagles later got down by 2 -
but James Shuler would drain the
3-pointer for a 61 to 60 lead.
*CG final Winthrop The Vols tied it at 61 and with 61 under a second to go they won it on Tennessee Chris Lofton's shot from the corner,
63 his only bucket of the second half. 63
to 61 Tennessee escapes.

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*CG locator Salt Lake City, UT
CBS-NCAA Productions The tournament opened with a bang
this afternooon with little Pacific
taking Boston College to 2 overtimes.

It got to the first extra session
thanks to Christain Maraker
(MOORE-ah-Car) who drains the wide open
3-pointer to tie it at 65.

B-C looked to be out of it, but
Jared Dudley hit a 3 pointer, and 2
Craig Smith Free Throws got the Eagles
into Double Overtime.
*CG final Pacific In the Second O-T Session Boston 76 College dominated outscoring the Tigers Boston College 14 to 2 and Al Skinner's club survives 88 88 to 76.
Final in Double Overtime



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GRANT ON CAM GRANT ON CAM

GRAPHIC=MEN'S NCAA LOGO The opening day of play got off


and completed with only one major snag.

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*CG locator San Diego, CA

At Cox Arena in San Diego
everyone was evacuated from the
building about 2 hours before scheduled
tip-off. This was done in response to
a bomb sniffing dog reacting to a
package inside. Marquette and Alabama
who were scheduled to play their game
at 2:40 Eastern Time, but were held at
their hotels while the container was
removed by a bomb squad.

The Arena was re-opened - the
game started an hour late and Alabama
won.

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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=MEN'S FINAL FOUR Now this was just day one of the


Madness and it really gets cranked up

tomorrow for local fans.
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Our coverage will begin tomorrow
afternoon with an opening round game
featuring Ohio State and Davidson at
12:15.

The second game on tomorrow
afternoon has the West Virginia
Mountaineers taking on Southern
Illinois at 2:45.

Of course you'll also get bonus
coverage of other games in the
afternoon.
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Now tomorrow night the ACC teams
return to the hardwood as N.C. State
takes on Cal in our opener at 7:20.

The late game tomorrow night as
the Murray State Racers playing North
Carolina. That one will get underway
sometime after 9:30.
MIKE ON CAMERA MIKE ON CAMERA

GRAPHIC=MEN'S FINAL FOUR We'll also have many other games


on our digital channel 7 two and in
high def - like Georgetown - Northern
Iowa and Kentucky UAB.

Just check our web site for a
complete list of the expanded coverage
on Your Hometown Station.


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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=D3 Tournament The March Madness isn't just


limited to the Division One level.

The D-3 men in Salem this weekend
for their Final Four.

The Champions from the ODAC,
Virginia Weslyan are back on the same
court that they won the Conference
Championship just last month. The
Marlins are understandably excited
about the chance to play for another
title in Salem.

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*CG 2line Dave Macedo
Virginia Wesleyan Head Coach
:00

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OQ=forward to tomorrow night."





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*CG locator Salem


All four teams practiced at the
Salem Civic Center this afternoon in
preparation for Friday's Semi-finals.
The Marlins play the nightcap against
Illinois Wesleyan while the first game
features Wittenberg and Amherst at 6.

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*CG 2line Dave Hixon
Amherst Head Coach
:00
*CG 2line Bill Brown
Wittenberg Head Coach
:23

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Also today in Salem, the Josten's
Trophy was handed out to the best men's
and women's players in the D-3 ranks.

Randolph-Macon's Megan Silva
captured the women's award while Chris

Braier (Briar) of Lawrence grabbed the
men's honor.

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We'll be right back after the break!

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NATASHA ON CAM NATASHA ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Campaign 2006 It may be a crowded ballot for the


Lynchburg city council race in May, but
local Democrats are hoping to help
voters cut through the confusion.

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*CG locator Lynchburg

Twelve candidates are seeking the
three at-large seats up for grabs, and
today, Lynchburg Democrats endorsed
three people for the spots.

They say Bert Dodson, Joan Foster

and Nat Marshall are the ones they
trust to protect public education and
support measured economic development.

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*CG 2line John Lawrence
Lynchburg Democratic Chairman 18:13:41 JOHN LAWRENCE/LYNCHBURG
DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN: THESE ARE THE
CANDIDATES THAT WE FEEL WILL DO THE
BEST JOB OF MOVING THE CITY FORWARD AND
THEY ALSO SHARE THE SAME VALUES OF THE
LYNCHBURG DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE.

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OQ=Lynchburg Democratic Committee.





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running as Independents. Dodson, Foster and Marshall are