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KEITH 2-SHOT KEITH 2-SHOT

Many of us would jump at the
opportunity to take two-months paid
vacation.

JEAN ON VO

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Roanoke County's school superintendent

JEAN'S MIC HOT starts her two-month paid leave- of-
absence Saturday.

Linda Weber decided to leave, after
criticism of the Superintendent reached
a crescendo a few weeks ago.

We've found residents in the County
think that's a bad idea.
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Weber Graphic in Monitor DOUBLE BOXES




DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin/BAM Justin McLeod is here now with the


results of our latest News 7 Poll
conducted by SurveyUSA. Justin?

Jean, two things stand out in this
poll.

LIVE=Justin Full/BAM LIVE FULL

*CG standup Justin McLeod
jmcleod@wdbj7.com Many disapprove of the job Linda
Weber is doing as school
superintendent.

They're also overwhelmingly against
the two month paid leave she's taking.

ENG#=2 SOT FULL



SOT FULL



INQ=


*CG locator Roanoke Co.
:00




*CG 2line Mike Stovall
Roanoke Co. School Board Chairman
:40



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OQ=TWO MONTHS OFF WITH PAY <<((NAT SOUND OF CLASSROOM))



We asked 500 adults in Roanoke County
about the quality of the school system.

[graphic 1]

Twenty One percent told us the

schools are getting better.

However, more than a quarter say
they're getting worse.

But nearly a half told us they're
staying about the same.

[end graphic 1]

When asked whether they approve of
the job Linda Weber is doing as school
superintendent...

[graphic 2]

Nearly half say they disapprove,
twenty two percent say they approve,
and nearly a third told us they're not
sure.

[end graphic 2]

[start graphic 3]

But there's very little debate on
this question, whether Linda Weber
should be allowed to take two months of
paid leave.

Three quarters told us no.

[end graphic 3]

The school board chairman told us
last week it had no choice.

SOT FULL 1:42:51 SOT FULL



INQ=Linda Weber is MIKE STOVALL/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN:


LINDA WEBER IS UNDER CONTRACT AND LINDA
WEBER IS AN EMPLOYEE UNDER A CONTRACT
AND BEING UNDER A CONTRACT THERE ARE

CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE CONTRACT YOU
HAVE TO FOLLOW, FROM OUR COUNSEL WE
FEEL WE ARE FOLLOWING THAT CONTRACT
WITH HER TAKING TWO MONTHS OFF WITH
PAY.

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OQ=off with pay





LIVE=Justin Full/BAM LIVE FULL



Our poll was conducted this week, so
it's unclear whether people based their
opinions solely on recent news
coverage.

It's worth noting that Roanoke County
became the first school system in the
state to have ALL of its schools
accredited. Was it because of Linda
Weber?

DOUBLE BOXES=JEAN & Justin/BAM DOUBLE BOXES



Jean, we'll look into that tonight at
eleven.

JEAN WRAPS WITH JUSTIN
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JEAN on GFX JEAN ON GFX

You might wonder if there's a
big difference in responses from

parents and non-parents.

You can find the answer to that
question and the complete results on
our website at wdbj7-dot-com.
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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE The Roanoke CITY School Board is

EDUCATION 7 ANIMATION preparing to revise its budget... and
end a brief

stalemate with City Council.

But members say they still plan
to make the case for additional
funding.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

The budget the board recently
approved called for almost seven
million dollars above and beyond
anticipated revenues.

Officials say they wanted the
additional money for critical needs
including outdated textbooks,
maintenance and instructional reform.

ENG#=4 SOT FULL



SOT FULL 15:29:27



INQ=This is not an easy process




*CG 2line Kathy Stockburger
Roanoke School Board Chairman KATHY STOCKBURGER/SCHOOL BOARD
CHAIRMAN: THIS IS NOT AN EASY PROCESS
AND WE DO UNDERSTAND THERE ARE FINITE
RESOURCES. THE ISSUE IS HOW DO WE
BALANCE THAT REALITY WITH WHAT WE NEED
TO INVEST FOR OUR SCHOOLS TO MOVE
FORWARD.

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OQ=for our schools to move forward.



VO-NAT VO-NAT



While school board members must
now make cuts, they say teacher raises
will remain a priority.

And they hope to persuade city
council that additional funding for
specific programs would address urgent
needs.

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(END VO)



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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE The Henry County Sheriff's Office


is investigating the death of a
four-month-old child.

Rescue crews responded to a home
on Clearview Drive before three
Wednesday afternoon.

They found Brooklyn Faith
Williams unresponsive.

C-P-R was unsuccessful.

The baby-sitter of the child said
she tried to wake the child up after a
nap, but she was unresponsive and not
breathing.

The medical examiner's office in
Roanoke will perform an autopsy to
determine the cause of death.
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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE The "Operation Inked" list is


continuing to shrink, but there's a
woman who says her name should never
have been on it in the first place.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT





*CG locator Salem

Janis Rae was summoned to appear
in court March 6th relating to her
divorce.

She went to court, but yesterday
HER name appeared in the paper on
"Operation Inked."

ENG#=3 SOT FULL
SOT FULL



INQ=I was in




*CG 2line Janis Rae
Wants Name Removed from List @16:42:51

JANIS:I WAS IN TEARS, I WAS VERY
SADDENED BY THE FACT THAT PEOPLE CAN GO
THROUGH SO MUCH AND RISE ABOVE THINGS
AND HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THIS PRINTED.

RUNS=:08 (END SOT)



OQ=like this printed.





VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke
Wednesday The Police Department says it
processed about four-thousand names
when preparing for this Operation, and
it is possible that Rae's name was put
on the list by mistake.

Police are encouraging anyone who
thinks their name was listed by

mistake, to call the Roanoke Police
Department's Warrant Service Unit.

As of today, about 300 people
have been tracked down, including one
of those pictured at the top, a man who
failed to register as a sex offender.

(END VO) (END VO)



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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE North Carolina launched its own


lottery this morning, meaning residents
of the Tarheel state no longer have to
cross the border to play.

And that could be unlucky news
for several stores in Southwest
Virginia.
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Four of the top five lottery
stores in the state are in our region.

North Carolinians have been
flocking to Danville, Ridgeway and Cana
for years.

Two stores in Cana actually

brought in a total of more than 9
million dollars last year.

DOUBLE BOXES=JEAN & Rachel/Micro DOUBLE BOXES



That's where New River Valley
Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa spent the
afternoon.

Rachel how was business?

LIVE=Rachel Full/Micro LIVE FULL

*CG live Rachel DePompa
rdepompa@wdbj7.com Jean, you wouldn't even know Blacksburg North Carolina had started a lottery.

The stores were packed with lotto
players when we got there.

Nearly everyone we spoke to was
from North Carolina.

And almost all of them said, for
now.. they're going to keep playing in
Virginia.



ENG#=4 SOT FULL
SOT FULL



INQ=People are scratching




*CG locator Cana
:00


*CG 2line Mitch Caudle
North Carolina Resident
:24

*CG 2line Sonny Murray
North Carolina Resident
:30
*CG 2line Cindy Middleton
North Carolina Resident
:55



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OQ=or anything. <<



NATS: scratching 1:05:35:00...



people are scratching away and tickets
are still rolling out of the machines.



NATS: Ticket coming out 52:35:00 TAKES
IT...



The Lucky Horseshoe is as busy as ever.



NATS: 58 40:00 MONEY OPENING...



The store is the third highest lottery
seller in the state. Last year it did
4.7 million dollars in lottery
business.



NATS TOUCH SCREEN 52:17:00



And It's a favorite among tarheels.




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INQ=WELL I WORK MITCH CAUDLE



49:42:00 WELL I WORK HERE IN MOUNT
AIRY. IT'S JUST A SHORT TRIP UP FROM
WORK AT LUNCHTIME. :48

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OQ=AT LUNCHTIME.



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INQ=i ENJOY SONNY MURRAY: 51:03:00 I ENJOY COMING


UP HERE. IT'S A GOOD RIDE FROM ASHBORO.
WE JUST KIND OF RELAX AND GET OUT FOR A
DAY. :08 :09 WILL YOU PLAY THE NORTH
CAROLINA AS WELL.. SURE I WILL PLAY THE
NORTH CAROLINA LOTTERY. BUT YOU'RE NOT
GIVING UP ON VIRGINIA. NO I'M NOT. I
ENJOY COMING UP. "18

RUN:15 (END SOT)



OQ=ENJOY COMING UP.



And that's what cashiers at the Lucky
horseshoe are banking on. That and the
fact that North Carolina won't have the
mega millions game.



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INQ=They have the CINDY MIDDLETON: 54:32:00 THEY HAVE THE


MEGA MILLIONS HERE. AND THAT'S WHAT I
MAINLY PLAY I DON'T DO A LOT OF THE
SCRATCHERS OR ANYTHING. :39


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OQ=or anything.



LIVE=Rachel Full/Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG liveloc Blacksburg

What North Carolina WILL have is
powerball.

But that doesn't start until the
end of May.

So the state is only selling
scratch off tickets.

DOUBLE BOXES=JEAN & Rachel/Microwave DOUBLE BOXES



Jean, which means stores on the
borders in Virginia are probably still
getting their normal business at least
until North Carolina gets some of the
bigger games.



JEAN WRAPS w/ RACHEL


JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE North Carolina expects to raise


400 million dollars in its first year.

To give you some comparison, last
year Virginia did 1-point-3 billion
dollars in lottery sales.

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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE There's another horse farm in


Botetourt County- -this one: a
commercial enterprise, a riding school-
-that's home to more than 100 horses.

Susan Bahorich says Slocum's
Appaloosa Ranch is in danger of
closing.

ENG#=1 SOT FULL
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INQ=nats.. Slocum's Appaloosa Ranch..




*CG locator Botetourt Co.
:00


*CG 2line April Slocum
Slocum's Appaloosa Ranch
:11


*CG 2line Marilyn Slocum
Slocum's Appaloosa Ranch
:30


*CG 2line Jessica Stein
Friend
:58



*CG 2line Penny Rucker
Friend
1:10


*CG standup Susan Bahorich
sbahorich@wdbj7.com
1:16



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OQ=sb, news 7, Botetourt County <<



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SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ= @23:29:53.00



nats sound- horse neighing

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OQ=



Slocum's Appaloosa Ranch is a menagerie
of horses who have worn out their
welcome elsewhere.



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INQ= @23:40:12.00



APRIL SLOCUM, SLOCUM'S APPALOOSA RANCH:
THEY'RE HORSES THAT MOST PEOPLE DON'T
WANT BECAUSE THEY HAVE TOO MUCH AGE ON
THEM. BUT THEY WORK FOR MY PURPOSES
BECAUSE I CAN TEACH WITH THEM. (:23)

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OQ=



April Slocum and her mother,
62-year-old Marilyn run the farm.

Volunteers come and go.

On this day there are just three-people
to help with the more than 100-horses.



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INQ= 23:44:32.00



MARILYN SLOCUM, SLOCUM'S APPALOOSA
RANCH: EVERYDAY JUST GETS LONGER AND
HARDER. AND EVERYTHING GETS MORE
EXPENSIVE. AND IT'S HARD, BUT A LOT OF
MY HORSES HAVE NO PLACE TO GO IF NOT
HERE. (47)

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OQ=



Among the scores of horses are those
saved from abuse, neglect and
abandonment. Slocum's open door policy
also extends to people.



Jessica Stein grew up here tending to
the animals, now she wants to be a vet.



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INQ= @18:43.00/tape 2



JESSICA STEIN: THERE ARE KIDS THAT COME
OUT HERE AND IT SORTA KEEPS THEM OUT OF

TROUBLE. (:48)

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OQ=



Penny Rucker has known Slocum since the
80s. Nine-months ago Slocum took in
Rucker and her two children after the
family fell on hardtimes.



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INQ= @23:57:54.00



PENNY RUCKER, SLOCUM'S FRIEND: I'D
DEFINITELY PROBABLY BE IN A SHELTER
SOMEWHERE.. COULDN'T AFFORD TO LIVE
ANYWHERE (:00)

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OQ=



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INQ= 1:16:42.00 OR 1:17:18.00



SUSAN BAHORICH, REPORTING: THE WINTER
MONTHS HAVE BEEN TOUGH ON THE SLOCUM
FAMILY, BUT AS IT GETS WARMER HOPE IS
RISING. THEIR MAIN SOURCE OF
INCOME-TRAIL RIDING WILL PICK UP IN
JUNE.

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OQ=



SOT FULL SOT FULL ((*** :04 OF THIS FOR
INQ= NATS****)))



@23:38:30.00


THE HAND THAT'S UP HERE WILL COME
DOWN.. THE TOP OF THE HEAD. THIS HAND
WILL GET HER NOSE IN. BACK UP TUCK THAT
EAR IN THEN THIS EAR IN.. (:44)

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OQ=



In the meantime, a few boarders and
fewer students help subsidize the
Slocum's income. But, with rent going
up and bills due - the family doesn't
know if even their busy season will be
busy enough to keep them from riding
off into the sunset.

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JEAN 2-Shot JEAN 2-Shot

On a day when it's seventy
degrees, who doesn't want to be
outside.

ENG#=2



VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG tease EROSION EDUCATION
KEITH ON VO KEITH ON VO

These high school students
were out, but they weren't skipping
class or goofing off.

What they learned about

erosion and the environment when News
Seven returns.
END VO END VO
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ROBIN ON CAM ROBIN ON CAM



STANDING IN FRONT OF WEATHER CENTER







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KEITH 2-Shot KEITH 2-Shot

They helped break the
Republican hold on the Virginia
governor's mansion and put Mark Warner
in office.

ENG#=1



VO-NAT VO-NAT


JEAN ON VO JEAN ON VO *CG tease FOXES IN THE HENHOUSE

Now Mudcat Saunders and Steve
Jarding say they have a plan to do the
same thing to the White House.

More on their new book next.
END VO END VO

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MINI OPEN


KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Some local high school students are


not just learning about the problems of
erosion ... they're doing something
about it.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Amherst Co.

About 40 Virginia Episcopal School
students spent the day planting trees
along this patch of land near Horseley
Creek in Amherst County.

The property owner had been
concerned about continuing erosion
along the stream banks. State
officials helped provide about 130
saplings that eventually will help keep
the land from wearing away.

ENG#=2 SOT FULL



SOT FULL



INQ=This project can




*CG 2line John McLeod
E. S. Environmental Services 13:51:50 JOHN MCLEOD/V.E.S.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES TEACHER: THIS
PROJECT CAN REALLY HAVE SOME SERIOUS,
POSITIVE IMPACTS ON THE WATERSHED THAT
THEY LIVE IN WITHIN A PRETTY SHORT
PERIOD OF TIME AND IT'S SOMETHING
THAT'S GOING TO IMPACT AND HELP TO
PURIFY THE WATERSHED OVER THE COURSE OF
MAYBE A HUNDRED YEARS.

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OQ=a hundred years.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



The creek also empties into the
Pedlar River which is home to an
endangered species of mussel.

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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Steve Jarding and Dave "Mudcat"



Saunders helped Mark Warner win the
Governor's mansion.

Now, they're taking their "rural
strategy" to a national audience with a
new book, "Foxes in the Henhouse."

ENG#=3 SOT FULL
SOT FULL 00:51:47



INQ=Don't be afraid




*CG 2line Steve Jarding
Political Strategist STEVE JARDING: DON'T BE AFRAID TO TALK
ABOUT THIS STUFF. COME TO THE AMERICAN
PUBLIC AND SAY TO THEM YOU WILL NOT BE
FORGOTTEN ANYMORE.

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OQ=not be forgotten... anymore.





VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Rocky Mount
Friday Night Jarding was preaching to the
choir last week, when he spoke to
Franklin County Democrats.

He and Saunders argue that the
party must reclaim rural voters, if
Democrats hope to win the White House.

ENG#=4 SOT FULL
SOT FULL 01:09:48



INQ=I believe rural America





*CG 2line Dave "Mudcat" Saunders
Political Strategist DAVE "MUDCAT" SAUNDERS: I BELIEVE RURAL
AMERICA IS FORGOTTEN AMERICA OBVIOUSLY.
IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENED IN OUR
PART OF THE WORLD RECENTLY. OVER THE
LAST 40 YEARS, WE'VE SEEN THE FOCUS
COME COMPLETELY OFF OF US AND I THINK
THERE ARE TWO REASONS FOR THAT.

NUMBER ONE, THE REPUBLICANS TAKE US FOR
GRANTED OUT HERE IN RURAL AMERICA AND
THE DEMOCRATS DON'T THINK THAT THEY CAN
GET US.

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OQ=don't think that they can get us.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



With the release of their book
earlier this week, Saunders and Jarding
have been making the rounds of national
talk shows.

Tomorrow, they'll be in our
studio for an interview on News 7 at
Noon.

(END VO)
(END VO)






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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Coming up tonight on News 7


Sports - Martinsville's race weekend
has arrived.

So too has the Final Four fun -

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG tease QB QUESTIONS

and like the Hokies - the Cavs
have some questions at the quarterback
spot this spring - we'll hear from the
candidates in a moment.

(END VO) END VO



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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE The festivities for this


weekend's Direct TV 500 kick off
tomorrow at the Martinsville Speedway
with Nextel Cup qualifying getting
underway just after 3:30.

While some drivers aren't
exactly thrilled with racing on a short
track for the second straight week,
Elliott Sadler can't wait to get to
Martinsville. In fact, it just might
be the spark that he and new crew chief
Tommy Baldwin need to jump start their
season.

ENG#=1 SOT FULL
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INQ=BITE




*CG 2line Elliott Sadler
11th in Nextel Cup Points
:00

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OQ=a little better."


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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=UVA The University of Virginia hasn't



had a true Quarterback battle since the
Spring of 2001 when Matt Schaub and
Bryson Spinner went head to head, with
both players seeing action for much of
the season.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Since then the last 4 seasons


have seen Schaub and Marques Hagans
hold down the position and do quite
well for the Cavaliers.

Now Al Groh must find someone new
to take snaps.

Christian Olsen is listed as the
number 1 quarterback with Kevin McCabe
in the second slot during Spring
Practice.

Whoever steps into the huddle as
the starter will have a lot to live up
to.

ENG#=3 SOT FULL
SOT FULL



INQ=BITES




*CG 2line Al Groh
37-26 Record at UVA
:00


*CG 2line Christian Olsen
UVA First String Quarterback

:30


*CG 2line Kevin McCabe
UVA Second String Quarterback
:48



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OQ=special together.



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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Final 4 The Final Four Teams have all


arrived in Indianapolis for Saturday's
Semi-Final Games. All four teams will
have a public workout tommorrow in the
R-C-A Dome. And the Patriots from
George Mason will look to continue
their magical run as the team that
finally crashed the Party for the
little guy.

ENG#=4 SOT FULL



SOT FULL



INQ=


*CG 2line Jim Larranaga

Head Coach at GMU since 1997







RUNS=21 (END SOT)



OQ=off the favorite.


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TAKE FS GFX TAKE FS GFX

The Patriots will be the first
game of the Final Four here on your
Hometown Station. Tip off for George
Mason and Florida is set for just after
6 o'clock. That will be followed by
L-S-U and U-C-L-A in the night-cap.

Coverage here on W-D-B-J-7 will
begin at 3.

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