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03/20/06

News-7 at 11


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GRAPHIC=News7 @ 11 It's already been a snowy


evening in some parts of Western
Virginia... and it could turn into a
wintery Tuesday.

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*CG locator Johnson City, TN

Snow began falling in
parts of Virgnia, Tennessee and North
Carolina this afternoon.

In some places, it covered
the ground. In others, it quickly
changed over to rain.

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GRAPHIC=NONE There are no reports of slick


roads in our area, so far.

Of course, we'll have the latest
conditions as well as any school
closings or delays on News Seven
Mornin'.
TAKE WDBJ WEB PAGE FS TAKE FS GFX
ANCHOR on GFX And you can always find an
up to the minute list on our website at
wdbj7-dot-com. Just click on Closings
and Delays.
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GRAPHIC=Weber Parents and teachers from Cave Spring


EDUCATION 7 ANIMATION High School have won a partial victory.

Tonight, Linda Weber announced she is
temporarily leaving her post as school
Superintendent.

Weber in Monitor DOUBLE BOXES



DOUBLE BOXES=Natasha & Justin/BAM Justin McLeod spoke with her tonight.


So Justin what's the reason behind her
decision?

Simply put Natasha, Linda Weber says
she's become too much of a distraction.

LIVE=Justin Full/BAM LIVE FULL

*CG standup Justin McLeod
jmcleod@wdbj7.com She points out her decision to step
aside for sixty days was hers alone,
she was not forced out.

Question now is will she return.

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INQ=


*CG locator Roanoke Co.
:00




*CG 2line Linda Weber
Roanoke Co. School Superintendent
:13


*CG file Wednesday Night
:26





*CG 2line Mike Stovall
Roanoke Co. School Board Chairman
1:22



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OQ=ANSWER THEM THURSDAY NIGHT <<((NAT SOUND OF LINDA SAYING "I JUST


GOT IT CUT, I SURE I LOOK LOVELY))

Linda Weber was all smiles when she
entered the closed session of the
school board.

She came out a hour later and said
she's leaving, at least for now.

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INQ=I'm only one LINDA WEBER/ROANOKE CO. SUPERINTENDENT:


I'M ONLY PERSON AND I'VE SAID SINCE I
CAME HERE THAT IF I WAS NO LONGER
USEFUL I WOULD BOW OUT AND RIGHT NOW
IT'S SEEMS I AM AN IMPENDMENT TO AT
LEAST AREA AND THAT'S ENOUGH FOR ME.

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OQ=enough for me Linda Weber's problems became public


last week during this forum at Cave
Spring High School.

Parents are frustrated the school's
new athletic fields are months behind
schedule.

They're also angry over the firing of

the school's athletic director.

Many blame Linda Weber and her
management style. Some say she leads
by intimidation, something she denied
to us during an interview last week.

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INQ=Well I guess LINDA WEBER: WELL I GUESS YOU COULD


CERTAINLY ASK OTHER PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR
ME. THAT IS CERTAINLY NOT TRUE.

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OQ=not true But her comments did little to ease


the concerns of Cave Spring parents.

Over the weekend, they started a
petition asking for Weber to
immediately resign.

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INQ=Was this prompted JUSTIN MCLEOD/REPORTING: WAS THIS


PROMPTED AT ALL BY THE PETITION OVER
THE WEEKEND OR WERE YOU THINKING ABOUT
IT BEFORE THEN?

LINDA WEBER: OH NO, IT WAS PROMPTED BY
THE PETITION ABSOLUTELY.

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OQ=by the petition absolutely So Weber will take a paid leave of


absence from April first to the
beginning of June.

Her future beyond that remains clear,
despite the fact many school board
members feel Weber has done a lot for

the school system.

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INQ=when she comes back MIKE STOVALL/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN:


WHEN SHE COMES BACK JUNE FIRST AS
SUPERINTENDENT OF ROANOKE COUNTY
SCHOOLS WE WILL ONCE AGAIN SIT DOWN
AFTER THE TESTING IS DONE AND
EVERYBODY'S HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO
ANSWER THE QUESTIONS AND WE'VE GOT SOME
PRESSING QUESTIONS THAT WE'RE GOING TO
ANSWER AND WE'RE GOING TO ANSWER THEM
THURSDAY NIGHT.

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OQ=them thursday night





LIVE=Justin Full/BAM LIVE FULL



He's talking about Thursday night's
school board meeting where members plan
to address the athletic field issues.

There are plans to move the meeting
to Northside Middle School, although
that hasn't been finalized.

DOUBLE BOXES=Natasha & Justin/BAM DOUBLE BOXES



Natasha, as soon we know something
definite we'll let you know.

QUESTION: Justin, who will take over
for Dr. Weber during her absence

Natasha, it will be Lorraine Lange
who is currently Associate

Superintendent of Instruction.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Another issue facing Roanoke County


Schools in the coming months is a
proposed major change in the
curriculum.

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*CG locator Roanoke Co.
File Tape The school system is studying
whether to implement block scheduling
at all of the county's high schools.

Administrators first plan to appoint

several committees to study the issue
before the school board votes on the
proposal.

The earliest, block scheduling could
take effect is the fall of 2008.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Parents filled with questions after a


letter goes home saying their children
could have been exposed to a pesticide.
A meeting was held tonight in Franklin
County to address those concerns. The
media was not allowed in but we did
speak with officials before hand as
well as some upset parents.

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INQ=it's supposed to be


*CG locator Franklin Co.
00






*CG 2line Amy Mays
Parent
0:13

*CG 2line Star St. Clair
Parent
0:52

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OQ=results are pending << It's supposed to be a safe
(END SOT) environment. But on March 7th kids may


have been put at risk when an
exterminator sprayed a pesticide called
Malathion, into the walls while the
kids were still in session at Dudley
Elementary School.

*not handled correctly, we should have
known, wouldn't have sent my children
to school had I known they were going
to do that.

But the school says it didn't know
either. The school system's Director of
Facilities says the exterminator
decided to use pesticide instead of
sticky traps without consulting the
school. Steven Oaks also says the
exterminator showed up early, instead
of after school, and the routine visit
didn't attract attention. But most
parents we spoke with were upset about
the pesticide but the greater issue was
what they call a lack of communication.



*i have no clue what's going on, what

to look for, what the symptoms are

*the first time I heard about this was
on the news, I wasn't notified, I'd
like to know what was going on.

Oaks says that's because last week,
their focus was sending letters out to
fourth and fifth grade parents since
that's the hall that was affected.
Now, the kids have been removed from
the area and test results are pending.
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GRAPHIC=NONE Oaks tells us he talked with a doctor


from the Department of Health who says
the symptoms are a lot like the flu.
BUT had the children been exposed, they
should have felt symptoms by the time
they left school.
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GRAPHIC=Campaign 2006 The Democratic candidates for


Roanoke City Council say they want
Countryside Golf Course to remain open
as a municipal sports and recreation
facility.

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*CG locator Roanoke

Granger Macfarlane, Bill White
and David Bowers made that announcement
during a news conference tonight at
city hall.

Members of the Countryside
Neighborhood Alliance also attended the
council meeting to protest the city's
plans to redevelop the golf course
property.

A Pennsylvania developer recently
pulled out, but city officials say they
remain committed to the project. They
are meeting with residents this week,
and plan to issue a new request for
proposals from interested developers.

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GRAPHIC=Tim Kaine Governor Tim Kaine hopes his


number- two pick for Secretary of the
Commonwealth will be a charm.

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*CG locator Richmond


The governor today appointed Kate
Hanley for the job.

The 63- year- old currently sits
on the Commonwealth Transportation
Board.

If confirmed, she'll be
responsible for advising the governor
on some four- thousand appointments to
various boards and commissions.

Hanley says she hopes to make all
Virginians feel as though they have a
seat at the table.

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INQ=I look forward to




*CG 2line Kate Hanley
Sec. of the Commonwealth-designate 7:27:07 KATE HANLEY/SECRETARY OF THE
COMMONWEALTH APPOINTEE: I LOOK FORWARD
TO FURTHERING YOUR GOAL OF BEING SURE
THAT OUR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND ALL
THOSE ADVISORY BODIES AND BODIES THAT
MAKE POLICY REFLECT OUR COMMONWEALTH.

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OQ=reflect our Commonwealth.





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Earlier this month, the
legislature made history by voting NOT

to confirm former union president,
Danny LeBlanc, who was Kaine's first
pick for the job.

The governor doesn't expect
lawmakers to have any problem
confirming Hanley.

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GRAPHIC=NONE A plane crash in Branson,


Missouri has left its four passengers
dead.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Branson, MO

Officials say the plane went down
along the resort town's main
entertainment strip.

The plane had taken off from
Branson and was headed to Texas when it
reported some difficulty and turned
around.


A clerk at the nearby Ripley's
Believe it or Not museum says the plane
hit a storage bin behind the museum and
burned.

The identities of the passengers
have not yet been released.

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*CG locator Roanoke

A rocky start this morning for
more than 160-Advance Auto Parts
employees were on their way to Orlando
for a three-day business meeting.

Just as their Miami Air
International flight was leaving the
Roanoke Regional Airport and pulling
away from the jet bridge- the plane's
wing clipped the bridge.

The plane itself was grounded,
but according to an airport spokeswoman
- the bridge only sustained a few
scratches.

By three o'clock- the group was
on its way in another plane.


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Still ahead on News Seven,
President Bush says look beyond the
bloodshed in Iraq... while some
Democrats say they want the Defense
Secretary fired.

More on those
developments...

ENG#=2



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Plus does your job
automatically make you a better driver?

One insurance company says it
might... and is giving discounts based
on your profession.
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We've seen how bad the fire
season has already been....


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VO-NAT VO-NAT



so will that mean more money for
firefighters?

Why they say they need it for
important communications gear.
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INQ=HEY FOLKS... << Hey folks Mike Stevens back in


the News 7 sports office as Kasey Lahne
and Bill Lester both make loud
statements at today's rain delayed Cup
event at Atlanta.

The Tech women talk about their
next obstacle - the UCONN women.

Plus, the Washington and Lee
women's tennis team stay perfect on the
season. That and more is on the way -
on the Big 7.

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OQ=...THE BIG 7




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GRAPHIC=Iraq/US Troops Three years after the war began,


President Bush is defending his Iraq
policy.

Speaking in Cleveland today, Bush
said there are reasons for hope.

Susan Roberts has more on that
and calls for an end to the fighting.

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INQ=






*CG 2line Sen. Joseph Biden

(D) Delaware



:36


*CG 2line Sen. Dianne Feinstein

(D) California


1:13


*CG 2line Susan Roberts
CBS News
1:22



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OQ=CBS News, Washington. < (END SOT) IN IRAQ.. PRESIDENT BUSH URGED



AMERICANS TO LOOK BEYOND THE CONSTANT
BARRAGE OF BLOODSHED, AND TOWARDS

THE PROGRESS BEING MADE IN THE MARCH
FOR DEMOCRACY.



(SOT - President Bush: "by standing


with them, in their hour of need,

we're going to help the iraqis build a
strong democracy.")



YET, THE SECTARIAN VIOLENCE IS NOT
LETTING UP.



(NATSOT - gunshots)





WHETHER IT IS A SHOOTOUT ON THE STREETS

OF BAGHDAD... OR THE DISCOVERY

OF MORE BODIES. PEOPLE SHOT,
EXECUTION-STYLE AND DUMPED IN PARTS OF

BAGHDAD... AMONG THEM - THE BODY OF A
TEENAGE GIRL. IT'S ALL ADDING

FUEL TO CALLS FOR CHANGE FROM CAPITOL
HILL.



11.14.59 (SOT - Sen. Joseph Biden / D -


DELAWARE: "the iraq that emerges

out of this scenario won't be a beacon
of freedom in the middle east.")



YET, PRESIDENT BUSH POINTS TO WHAT HE
CALLS THE BROADER PICTURE AND THE

PROGRESS THAT IS BEING MADE. .LIKE IN
THE NORTHERN IRAQI TOWN OF TAL

AFAR, WHERE A JOINT OPERATION DROVE
INSURGENTS OUT.



12.50.28 (SOT - President Bush: "the


example of tal-afar gives me

confidence in our strategy, because in
this city - we see the outlines

of the iraq that we and the iraqi
people have been fighting for.")



HERE IN WASHINGTON, THESE 200-PLUS
DEMONSTRATORS TRIED TO MARCH TO THE


PENTAGON AND DELIVER A COFFIN TO
DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD...

AMONG THEM, ANTI-WAR ACTIVIST CINDY
SHEEHAN.



(SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN/D-CA)

"His way hasn't worked so we need to
find another way. And I think it's

that simple, I really do. He served the
nation well. It's time for

change."



(STANDUP - Susan Roberts / CBS NEWS:
"since the invasion 3-years ago,

more than 2300 u-s troops have died in
iraq... and the civilian death

toll is well into the tens of
thousands. Susan roberts cbs news

washington.")



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*CG locator Kabul, Afghanistan

Virginia Senator John
Warner is in the midst of a trip to
Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

It's his seventh trip to the
warzone.

He and five other senators
were in Kabul, Afghanistan yesterday,
meeting with U-S soldiers and the
Afghan President.

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GRAPHIC=Brush Fire A former volunteer firefighter


has been charged with starting a brush
fire in Bedford County over the
weekend.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Bedford Co.
Saturday Morning Firefighters responded to a fire
late friday night that burned nearly an
acre along Sandy Ford Road near
Montvale.

Early Saturday morning, police
got a tip about a vehicle involved.


They later spotted it and
arrested 18-year-old Daniel Lee
Saunders, a former firefighter.

Saunders has been charged with
arson, and threatening to burn an
occupied dwelling.

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GRAPHIC=HOLD Firefighters are hoping for a wet


spring to get some relief from an
active fire season.

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*CG locator Bedford Co.
This Month Fires have consumed more than
five- thousand acres across the state
this year.

The largest was the fire in
Bedford County - which scorched nearly
12- hundred acres.
*CG locator Henrico Co. State foresters today practiced :10 communicating with pilots.

Just talking can be a challenge
when different localities and agencies
are working together.


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INQ=Really it's about 35- percent




*CG 2line John Marshall
VA Secretary of Public Safety 7:39:30 JOHN MARSHALL: REALLY IT'S
ABOUT 35- PERCENT OF OUR LOCALITIES CAN
COMMUNICATE WITH STATE AGENCIES AND
IT'S LESS THAN TEN PERCENT HAVE THE
ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE WITH FEDERAL
AGENCIES. SO WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY
TO GO.

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OQ=have a long way to go.





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Governor Tim Kaine included 12-
million dollars in his budget to help
local firefighters buy new equipment
and meet other needs, however the House
and Senate took it out.

As budget negotiations continue,
firefighters are hopeful that money
will be restored.

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GRAPHIC=NONE A Radford University student says

SCAMALERT 7 ANIMATION she was almost a victim of an
international scam.

Except this time they called her!

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*CG locator Radford

Megan Donnally first got e-mail
about a room she had for rent.

It was listed online at Radford
University and Virginia Tech's
off-campus housing search.

The man sent a check for too much
money and told Donnally to wire back
the difference.

But first she googled the man's
name, and fraud alerts popped up.

Donnally says his contact with
her became harassing.

He even called her from a blocked
number.

Police are warning people doing
business or advertising online....to be
on guard.
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GRAPHIC=NONE Coming up the Hokies prepare for


a U-Conn in the Women's Tourney. The
Men's Tourney has it's Sweet 16 set and
Kasey Kahne gets win number 2 of his
career. but first your Extra Point

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*CG locator Salem
Maroons vs Generals The Roanoke College Women's
Tennis Team took on Washington and Lee
this afternoon on the courts in Salem.
The Generals came in ranked number 2 in
the nation and they showed why this
afternoon defeating the Maroons 9 to 0.
W&L also knocked off 21st ranked Cal
Lutheran today to improve to 15 and 0.

We will have more on W & L
tommorrow night on News 7 at 6.


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Louisville
74


Clemson
68


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Michigan
87


Notre Dame
84


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70


Manhattan
66



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Miami
53


Creighton
52


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North Carolina
89


Vanderbilt
70


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Michigan State
67


Kentucky
63


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Stanford
82


Florida State
64
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Oklahoma
86


Brigham Young
70


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GRAPHIC=NEXTEL CUP Yesterday fans and drivers dodged


the rain drops as the Golden Corral 500
Nextel Cup race was washed out.

Today, the drivers had to Dodge

the Dodge.

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*CG locator Hampton, GA
NASCAR Images Only about 20 thousand of the 80
thousand fans who had purchased tickets
showed up for today's rain date. Ryan
Newman and defending champ Carl Edwards
probably wished their alarm clocks had
malfunctioned.

Both crashed, Edwards finshed
40th.

Kasey Kahne didn't wreck, but he
did smash the NASCAR record book, as
he held off this serious challenge from
Mark Martin with 12 laps to go.

Kahne would hold off Martin, Dale
Junior and Jeff Gordon to become the
first Dodge driver since Richard Petty
back in 1977 to find victory lane.

He's also the first driver to win
the spring race from the pole since
Buddy Baker did so in 1979.

Kahne gets the win with Martin
second and Junior third.

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*CG 2line Kasey Kahne
Golden Corral 500 Winner
:05
*CG 2line Mark Martin
Finished Second in Golden Corral 500
:24


*CG 2line Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Finished 3rd in Golden Corral 500
:32





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GRAPHIC=NEXTEL Gordon finished 4th, Tony Stewart


5th and Jimmie Johnson 6th.

Kyle Petty was a solid 8th -
posting just his 6th top ten finish in
the last 10 years.
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GRAPHIC=NEXTEL CUP Bill Lester finished 38th, but


joined Kahne, Junior and Martin in the

postrace interview session.

Lester became the first black
driver to compete in the NASCAR's top
series since 1986.

He says he hopes that someday
people actually will talk to him
because of the way he raced, instead
interviewing him because of his race.

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*CG 2line Bill Lester
Finished 38th In Golden Corral 500
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MIKE ON CAMERA

GRAPHIC=HOLD NEXTEL Lester races full-time on the


truck series, and his next Cup race
will not be until June in Michigan.
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GRAPHIC=WOmen Final 4 The Virginia Tech Women take on


U-Conn tomorrow night in the round of
32 in the NCAA's women's tournament.


Connecticut.

The two schools played in the Big
East before Beth Dunkenberger arrived
in Blacksburg, but the seniors are very
familiar with the U-Conn style and
tradition.

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*CG 2line Carrie Mason
VT Senior Guard
:00


*CG 2line Beth Dunkenberger
Virginia Tech Head Coach
:12


*CG 2line Geno Auriemma
Connecticut Head Coach
:45



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OQ=Do a lot of things.


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GRAPHIC=MEN'S FINAL FOUR The Sweet 16 is all set on the



men's side and the action resumes this
Thursday night right here on Your
Hometown Station with a great
doubleheader.
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The coverage from CBS Sports
begins at 7, and the opener has Duke
takeing on LSU in Atlanta.

We will stay on that court for
the late game Thursday as West Virginia
takes on Texas 30 minutes after the
conclusion of the Duke game.

Hope you can join us for both as
the road to the Final Four continues
here on Your Hometown Station.

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GRAPHIC=ANGELA TINCHER Virginia Tech sophomore pitcher


Angela Tincher has been named the ACC's
softball player of the week for the
third time this season.

She was 2 and oh last week with

32 strikeouts, and a no hitter.

The opposition's batting average
was zero point two six.
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*CG file NFL

Finally, after nearly 16 years on
the job as the most powerful and
successful commissioner in pro sports,
65-year-old Paul Tagliabue is set to
retire. He has been in charge of the
NFL since 1989, when he succeeded Pete
Rozelle. He will remain as a
consultant through

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GRAPHIC=NONE Having the right job could save


you some money on your car insurance.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT A new study by Allstate Insurance


suggests that people in certain jobs
are less likely to have car accidents
and has narrowed drivers down to three
different levels.

Level three drivers, which
includes accountants and telephone
repairmen, will receive a five per cent
discount on their insurance.

Level-two drivers include
biologists, judges and veterinarians
and will receive a 10 per cent
discount.

Level-one is designated for
Allstate employees, who also receive a
10-per cent discount.

The discounts will be offered in
eight states and are designed to reward
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