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Up next on News 7 at Eleven-
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A mother whose child died is now convicted of felony child neglect.
If your teenager is sleepy in the morning, you're not alone. We'll tell you why teens and the A-M don't always go together.
Plus Madonna films the famous balcony scene from Evita.
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And the warmer forecast. News 7 is next.

Newsbreak


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Good Evening.
It was a story that grabbed many hearts.
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Tonight a mother is convicted of felony child neglect.
Ladonna Blevins two year old son died- her boyfriend is charged with murder.
She left the boy in the man's care while she worked and went out partying.
Bob Dole could win the Super Tuesday Primaries.
SUPER=03-Tulsa, OK;


But Steve Forbes and Pat Buchanan are not pulling out.
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((PAT BUCHANAN/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I TOLD THEM. THEY SAID HOW LONG YOU GONNA FIGHT PAT? AND I TOLD DAN RATHER. I SAID LISTEN WE'RE GONNA FIGHT TIL HELL FREEZES OVER AND THEN WERE'RE GONNA FIGHT ON THE ICE.))
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Join us at eleven.

Blevins


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LaDonna Blevins' failure to check on her two-and-a-half year- old son for 24 hours showed a reckless disregard for his life.
A Carroll County judge convicted Blevins of felony child neglect tonight.
By the time Blevins did look in on the boy, he had been dead in his bed for hours.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( LaDonna Blevins left for work at five p-m last August 26th, and went out partying when her shift ended at midnight.
It was dawn the next morning by the time she went to bed.
Blevins says she and her live-in boyfriend Steven "Bones" Cole slept most of the day, getting up twice to care for her infant daughter.
But it was after four p-m when she checked on two year-old Joshua, who was lying dead in his bed with a fractured skull.
The medical examiner says Josh could've survived the injury if he'd gotten medical treatment within a few hours.
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((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. PROSECUTOR: THE EVIDENCE WAS THAT SHE HAD NOT CHECKED ON THE CHILD FOR 24 HOURS AND HAD MULTIPLE CHANCES TO DO SO BUT FAILED TO DO SO, AND THAT CONSTITUTES THE OFFENSE. ))
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((DWIGHT COMPTON/BLEVINS' LAWYER: IN THE PAST THE CHILD WOULD GET HIMSELF UP OUT OF BED AND MAKE NOISES OR COME IN AND WAKE HER, AND THAT'S PRETTY MUCH WHAT SHE WAS ACCUSTOMED TO DOING. ))
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Blevins testified she twice considered checking on Josh. But she says Cole, who had babysat the children the night before, told her to let him sleep.
Cole told police he was high on drugs and shoved Josh while Blevins was at work. He said Josh hit his head and he couldn't revive him, so he just put him in bed.
But on the witness stand, he testified it happened AFTER Blevins got home, that he told her what happened and it was SHE who put Josh to bed.
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((I THINK MR. COLE WILL SAY ANYTHING HE THINKS WILL SAVE HIS HIDE. ))
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SUBlevins faces one to five years in prison when she's sentenced in April. Cole is expected to be tried for murder sometime this summer. Tracy Altizer, NEws 7 Hillsville.

XGR


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TAPE#96-15
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They shared the credit at the State Capitol tonight.
Two days, late and NOT a dollar short, the General Assembly passed a 35- billion dollar two year budget and went home.
They left the Capitol infused with a rare spirit of bi-partisan cooperation.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( It was the education session.
It was the time to crack down on juvenile crime.
But most of all, it was the year the Governor put down the gloves to work with the legislature, and Republicans finally had a seat at the table.
sot 13:48:16 BUDGET INTERVIEWS ONE

((DEL. LACEY PUTNEY: HAVING BEEN HERE 35 YEARS COUNTING THIS YEAR YOU CAN IMAGINE WHAT A TREMENDOUS DEPARTURE IT IS FOR ME TO EXPERIENCE.))
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I THINK WHETHER IT'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TRUE EDUCATION REFORM, OR PUBLIC SAFETY AND JUVENILE JUSTICE, IT'S BEEN AN OUTSTANDING YEAR, A VERY PRODUCTIVE SESSION. THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF GOOD BI-PARTISAN COOPERATION WITH IT. A GOOD CONSENSUS ON MANY ISSUES.))
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: I AM PLEASED THAT THERE WAS A SMILE ON THE FACE THIS YEAR RATHER THAN A FIST IN THE FACE THIS YEAR.))
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IN EDUCATION, THE DEMOCRATS AND MYSELF AND THE REPUBLICANS AGREED THERE NEEDED TO BE MORE OF AN INVESTMENT.))
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((SEN. DICK SASLAW/SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER: YOU ASK HIGHER EDUCATION WHICH PARTY LOOKS OUT FOR THEM AND THEY'LL TELL YOU IT'S BEEN OUR PARTY.))
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Well they mostly shared the credit.
The Democrats put the emphasis on preventing teen crime in the Governor's juvenile justice package.
The Governor put the accountability of testing behind the new dollars for education.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: IT IS WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER THAT WE'RE ABLE TO MOVE THE WHOLE COMMONWEALTH. WHEN WE GO OFF IN SOME SPLINTER DIRECTION WITH A FRINGE IDEA WE'RE UNSUCCESSFUL HERE.))
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((HOUSE SPEAKER TOM MOSS: AS MANY AS FAVOR THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE HOUSE ADJOURNS SINE DIE.))
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That means they'll be back for one day in April to see what the Governor's done to their bills -- and if the warm fuzzies still prevail.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

L'burg-Fire


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They were neighbors who looked out for each other.
Today they're both dead- victims of a house fire in Lynchburg this morning.
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74 year old Calvin Floyd and 83 year old Samuel Williams died when Williams' home at 2-06 "F" Street caught fire just before nine.
Authorities say Floyd would check on Williams every morning, and may have been trying to save his neighbor from the blaze when he died.
Firefighters battled to contain the fire before they could search the house for victims.
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((CMDR. ED JONES/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: IT HAD A LARGE HEADWAY WHEN WE GOT HERE. THE LOWER LEVEL WAS PRETTY MUCH FULLY INVOLVED AND IT HAD ALREADY EXTENDED TO THE SECOND FLOOR. ONE VICTIM WAS FOUND IN THE HALLWAY, APPROXIMATELY TEN TO FIFTEEN FEET INSIDE THE FRONT DOOR. AND THE OTHER VICTIM WAS IN THE FRONT ROOM THAT WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN FLAME WHEN WE GOT HERE.))
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The bodies of both men were sent to Roanoke for autopsies.
Investigators don't know the cause but say there was a wood stove near the front bedroom where the fire apparently started.
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Arson


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It's arson keeping Bedford County authorities busy.
Five separate fires were deliberately set in the Boonsboro- Big Island area of Bedford County just yesterday.
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The latest happened just off Route 501, when a barn filled with hay was torched.
All of the buildings were either abandoned or unoccupied.
Bedford authorities are still investigating.
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Meanwhile in LYNCHBURG last night, someone set fire to several storage areas behind the Ramada Inn downtown.
The fire was discovered shortly after a security guard told a homeless man to leave the property.
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((MIKE THOMAS/DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL: AT THIS TIME IT'S STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION. WE HAVE EVIDENCE OF PEOPLE BEING IN THE AREA AT THE TIME OF THE FIRE, SO IT'S STILL IN THE EARLY STAGES OF INVESTIGATION.))
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Damage was contained to the storage area. That portion of the hotel was closed to guests.
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Mitchell


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Carroll County has an opening for a new county administrator.
The board of supervisors fired administrator Billy Mitchell following a special meeting Friday night.
The move came three days after the board asked state police to investigate possible missing funds.
The board first placed Mitchell on administrative leave WITH pay on March second, after auditors informed the board of discrepancies they uncovered during the regular county audit.

GM-Strike


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General Motors workers are on strike in Ohio but the effect is felt much wider than that.
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The three thousand workers at the Dayton, Ohio plant have been on the picket line for a week now.
SUPER=03-Spring Hill, TN;


That's stopped production at 14 assembly plants around the nation idling 52-thousand workers.
Six parts plants are also shut down.
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China


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The United States is moving two aircraft carriers closer to the waters near Taiwan.
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The U-S-S Independence and the Nimitz are on the way.
The action comes as China plans live war games in the area.
China has already conducted missile testing close to the Taiwan border- an exercise the U-S calls reckless.
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((NICHOLAS BURNS/STATE DEPT. SPOKESMAN: BUT WE DON'T BELIEVE THAT CHINA INTENDS TO ATTACK TAIWAN. WE THINK THERE ARE OTHER MOTIVES HERE WITH WHICH WE DISAGREE. THAT WOULD EXPLAIN THESE ACTIONS.))
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China considers Taiwan a renegade province and is vowing to take it back.
In Taiwian, there were more calls for independence during a presidential election rally there this weekend.
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Tease#1

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When News 7 returns, the stock market makes a comeback,
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and as Bob Dole prepares for Super Tuesday, some party officials want his competition to throw in the towel.
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Toss to Robin
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Howerton


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The 16 year old charged with murdering a classmate is in police custody tonight in Danville.
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Authorities say Lawrence Donal (DON-ELL) Howerton, Junior turned himself in early this morning.
He's charged with killing 16- year old Tony Spraggins.
Police say the teen was shot twice on Winslow Street, January 28th.
Witnesses say the two had been involved in a fight at school several days earlier.
Both were students at George Washington High School.
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Stock-Market


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A small blip on the radar screen.
That's probably how Friday's 171-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average will go down in history.
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Today Wall Street's best known barometer gained back a large percentage of what it lost last week.
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That made for a relatively peaceful day at the various brokerage houses in this area.
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((GEORGE BRAMMER/A.G. EDWARDS & SONS, INC.: THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT OF SELLING EARLY IN THE MORNING. THE MARKET DID DROP ABOUT 20 POINTS BUT REBOUNDED, QUICKLY GATHERED MOMENTUM IN THE AFTERNOON. PARTICULARLY AFTER LUNCH IT WAS STRONG AND CLOSED ON ITS HIGH UP 110 POINTS FOR THE DAY.))
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Some analysts say people went bargain hunting after the sell off.
Eugene Peroni at Janney (JAN-knee) Montgomery Scott says the strong come-back surprised many market watchers.
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Campaign


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Bob Dole predicts he'll sweep all seven states in tomorrow's Super Tuesday primaries.
As Dave Fehling reports, he wants his chief GOP rivals to throw their support behind him.
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SUPER=01-Pat Buchanan/(R) Presidential Candidate; 36
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((Bob Dole's boat may be coming in. on the eve of Super Tuesday, polls show him potentially sweeping all seven primaries.
DOLE: WE'RE GONNA WIN EVERY ONE OF THE SEVEN, SEVEN OUT OF SEVEN.
Here in Texas, he leads nearest competitor Pat Buchanan by nearly 40 points. SEN. BOB DOLE/REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I BELIEVE MY ROLE NOW IS TO BRING THE PARTY TOGETHER AND FOCUS ON THE REAL POLITICAL TARGET, PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON AND SEND HIM BACK TO LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS.
But Pat Buchanan said he's not joining forces, but rather is preparing to do battle at the republican convention in San Diego.
PAT BUCHANAN/REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: WE ARE BEHIND IN THE FIGHT FOR DELEGATES NO ABOUT IT. BUT WERE NOT BEHIND IN THE FIGHT FOR THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.
Likewise, Steve Forbes campaiging in stormy Florida said he wasnt interested in building any bridges, repudiating reports that supporter Jack Kemp was brokering a deal with Dole to get Forbes out of the way.
STEVE FORBES/REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: THERE IS NO DEAL TO BROKER, I'M IN FOR THE PRINCIPALS AND IDEALS, ITS UP TO THE REPUBLICAN VOTERS.
DAVE FEHLING/CBS NEWS: FOR FORBES AND BUCHANAN, THEIR MESSAGES MAY BE ABOUT ALL THEY'LL HAVE AFTER SUPER TUESDAY...THE VOTES AT LEAST ARE EXPECTED TO GO MOSTLY TO DOLE WHO COULD END UP WITH WELL OVER HALF THE DELEGATES NEEDED FOR NOMINATION. DAVE FEHLING, CBS NEWS, HOUSTON.))


Democrats


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NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
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MARK Warner hopes to take JOHN Warner's seat in the U-S Senate, but first he'll have to win the Democratic nomination.
And Leslie Byrne has some different ideas about that.
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Mark Warner kicked off his campaign this morning in Richmond.
The millionaire businessman promises to limit his time in office and contributions to his campaign by special interest groups.
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((MARK WARNER/D- U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: BECAUSE I BELIEVE PUBLIC OFFICE IS AN HONOR AND NOT A CAREER, IF ELECTED, I WILL LIMIT MY TIME IN OFFICE TO TWO TERMS. BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT WE NEED TO RESTORE OUR FAITH IN PUBLIC OFFICE HOLDERS I WILL NOT ACCEPT CONTRIBUTIONS FROM SPECIAL INTEREST COMMITTEES.))
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Meanwhile, Mark Warner's opponent is lining up endorsements of her own.
Though Leslie Byrne can't match Warner's personal wealth, she promises a competitive campaign for the nomination.
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((LESLIE BYRNE/D- U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: IT'S ALWAYS INTIMIDATING TO RUN AGAINST SOMEBODY WHO'S WORTH MORE THAN 100- MILLION DOLLARS, BUT THE FACT IS, IF YOU DON'T HAVE A MESSAGE THE MONEY DOESN'T MATTER. AND I THINK WE HAVE A VERY STRONG MESSAGE AND BY THE TURNOUT OF FOLKS ENDORSING US TODAY, YOU CAN SEE WE'RE GATHERING SUPPORT THROUGHOUT VIRGINIA AND THEY'LL BE THERE ON CAUCUS DAY.))
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Senator John Warner and former Reagan Administration Budget Director Jim Miller are vying for the G-O-P nomination.

Holt


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TAPE#96-13
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The judge called it suspicious... but suspicion is not enough to convict.
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State Police Agent John Richard Holt had been accused of speeding and driving under the influence, but those charges have been dropped.
In September, he was pulled over by a Roanoke City police officer after being clocked at sixty- eight miles an hour on Williamson Road.
A breathalizer revealed Holt's blood alcohol level was slightly lower than the legal limit.
But the arresting officer testified that Holt-- who was off duty at the time-- admitted to drinking earlier that evening.
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((R.S. FULLER/ROANOKE CITY POLICE: I ASKED IF HE'D DRANK ANY ALCOHOL. I NOTICED A BEVERAGE ON HIS BREATH. HE SAID, "I HAD FOUR TO FIVE BEERS." ))
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The prosecution argued that Holt knew the "tricks of the trade" and was able to delay the breathalizer test.
The State Police never took any action against Holt, although an internal investigation into the incident is pending.
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Tease#2

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Still to come on the broadcast,
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we'll tell you why some researchers say teens need to wake up of they're going to do better in school.
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Graham


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The wife of evangelist Billy Graham is improving.
Doctors at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina say
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75-year old Ruth Graham is in serious condition tonight.
She had surgery this weekend for spinal meningitis.
Doctors say they're encouraged with her recovery from the life threatening condition.
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Sleepy-Teens


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If you have trouble getting your high school student out of bed in the morning, this news may come as no surprise.
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Research confirms many teens aren't getting enough sleep at the TIME they need it most.
Some parents are questioning why they're sending their teens off to school at a time that may just be the equivalent to the middle of the night for a teen.
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(( DR. MARK MAHOWALD/MINNESOTA SLEEP DISORDER CENTER: ALMOST ALL NORMAL ADULTS

AND STUDENTS ARE SLEEP DEPRIVED. AND THE WAY TO TELL IF YOU ARE SLEEP DEPRIVED IS TO ASK YOURSELF DO I NEED AN ALARM TO GET UP IN THE MORNING. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Mark Mahowald/Minnesota Sleep Disorder Center; :
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Researchers at Brown University found 85-percent of high school students who start school between 7:10 and 7:30 don't get enough sleep.
And biology may be working against them getting to bed any earlier--
Their sleep/wake cycle changes during puberty so they're more alert later at night, and sleepier in the mornings.
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((SANDY PAPPAS/MINNESOTA STATE SENATOR: WE HAVE BASICALLY A FARM SCHEDULE FOR

SCHOOLS, FROM THE 19TH CENTURY, WE HAVEN'T EVEN MOVED INTO THE 20TH CENTURY. YET ALONE THE 21 ST CENTURY.))
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Some say moving into the 21st century may be as easy as adjusting high school start times forward by an hour or two.
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S-Liberty


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In their snow make up game; the Liberty Minutemen needed extra minutes to get past Gate City 65-61 in overtime last night in the group 2A state quarterfinals.
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Mark Hanks; no relation to Tom, with some pre game sentiments.
WE pick up the action in the second half with the contest getting tight. Gate City's Josh Shoemaker with the assist to Chris Peters for the lay in. After three periods the Blue Devils were up 42-40.
Liberty; always fighting back. Greg Reynolds knocks the ball loose and he's gone...all the way for the easy bucket.
The Minutemen could have ended the SUPER=33-Liberty/=65/Gate City/=61/in

OT; game on this play, but neither Robert Carson or Neil Roop could finish.
58-58 all...we head into overtime. Liberty took over and went on to advance to the state semi finals with the 65-61 victory.
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S-NCAA


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The Road to the final 4 begins this week. Your Hometown station is the place to be for the most exciting first round NCAA action.
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pinnacle board
We'll get the festivities started this Thursday just after Noon when top seeded Kentucky takes on San Jose State.
Then after that game you'll be able to watch the Hokies in action against Wisconsin-Green Bay.
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The action continues Thursday night with Mississippi State taking on VCU in Indianapolis.
Then the Thursday nightcap pits the Clemson Tigers against the Georgia Bulldogs from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Friday afternoon you'll be able to watch the Georgetown Mississippi Valley state game at 12:10 followed by Santa Clara and Maryland.
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Then Friday night, it's Wake Forest and NE Louisiana followed by former Tech star Tic Price and his Privateers of UNO playing UNC.
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S-Montreal


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To the freezer where, after 72 years and countless memories; the Montreal Canadiens closed the doors to the storied Montreal Forum with a 4-1 win over Dallas.
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SUPER=03-Montreal, Canada/Stars vs. Canadiens; :00


The Forum opened November 29, 1924 and it became the permanent home of the Canadiens two years later in 1926.
Since then, Montreal has won a record 24 Stanley Cups, but the old building is being knocked down in favor of the state of the art Molson Center; which will open saturday.
SUPER=31-Montreal/==4/Dallas/==1;

Canadien Pierre Turgeon opened the scoring early in the first period with this tally.
Mark Recchi then scores the eventual game winner. Montreal went up 2-nothing and closed the old barn with the 3 goal win.
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S-Clarke


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If the ECHL's ruling stands; the Roanoke Express will have to play
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tonight's crucial game against the Johnstown Chiefs WITHOUT Jason Clarke.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Clarke received a game misconduct during Sunday night's Express/Hampton Roads game in Norfolk. That violation put the right winger over the ECHL limit for game misconducts in a season and the league has suspended him for tomorrow night's game. Express coach frank Anzalone is appealing the ruling.
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Sports tease


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We are hardly through tonight, when we come back we will check in with the Radford Lady Highlander hoopsters,
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and Mike Stevens has a fire side chat with some fired up Hokies. Stay where you are.
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S-Radford


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The Virginia Tech mesn hoops team is gearing up for the NCAA, but ladies first. The Radford University women are making their third straight trip to the shin dig.
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SUPER=03-Radford/Saturday Night; :00


The Lady Highlanders are seeded 16th in the East and must play three time national champ Tennessee on the Lady Vols home floor this Saturday night in Knoxville.
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((LUBOMYR LICHONCZAK/RADFORD HEAD COACH:)) ((DE DE LOGEMANN/RADFORD SENIOR CENTER:))
SUPER=01-Lubomyr Lichonczak/Radford Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-DeDe Logemann/Radford Senior Center; :12
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=...our hearts out."
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S-Hokies


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-4
GRAPHIC=TECH HOOPS


Some things are worth waiting for! Up until Sunday night; the Virginia Tech Hokies had waited 10 years since their last big dance bid.
But a first round date with post season proven Wisconsin Green Bay makes theie first invite since 1986 bitter-sweet. Mike Stevens has more from Blacksburg.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :14
SUPER=01-Shawn Smith/Va. Tech Forward; :31
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Va. Tech Head Coach; :39
SUPER=@Mike2; :52
SUPER=01-David Jackson/Tech Junior from Janesville, WI; 1:05
RUNS=2:00
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
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(( The Last time Tech played in the NCAA tournament the 3 point line didn;t even exist.
That year even a dash of Curry couldn't prevent a first round exit in the 1986 southeast regionals.
The program weathered those 10 dry years and managed to spend this entire season in the top 25.
So you can imagine their dismay when the NCAA selection committee gave them a low number number 9 seed and paired them against dangerous Wisconsin-Green Bay in Thursday's opening game. ((SHAWN SMITH/VA. TECH FORWARD:)) ((BILL FOSTER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
Wisconsin-green Bay will test Tech's patience and toughness with its motion offense and textbook half court defense - two things the Hokies' Wisconsin native Jackson twins know all about. ((DAVID JACKSON/TECH JUNIOR FROM JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN:))
The Hokies biggest first round concern right now is the condition of Damon Watlington's damaged ankle and Shawn Smith's dislocated shoulder. ((BILL FOSTER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:)) ((SHAWN SMITH/VA. TECH FORWARD:))

Evita


ANCHOR=jja
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=abr
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


The famous scene from Madonna's new movie Evita is now complete.
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SUPER=03-Buenos Aires;


Much like the rest of Madonna's life, it was not without controversy.
President Carlos Manem at first refused Madonna access to the Government House to shoot the scene- but then allowed the filming.
Madonna sang "Don't Cry for me Argentina" on the Government house balcony.
Argentinans criticized Madonna for the role- saying she is unsuitable to play their adored Evita Perone. (----------------)