[News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Eric]

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Coming up on News 7 at 11...
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[VO-NAT]


Police investigate the death of a Danville woman, apparently murdered in her home.
George Jones is still in critical condition; we'll tell you what doctors say about his progress.
And another George Bush prepares to run for the White House.
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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News 7 at 11 is next.

[Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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A woman was murdered in Danville early this morning.
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Danville police say 35-year old Tammy Marie Blair died from a puncture wound to her side.
It happened around 1:30 this morning at her home on Milton Avenue.
Blair was taken to the Danville Regional Medical Center where she died a short time later.
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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The body will be sent to Roanoke tomorrow for an autopsy.
Meanwhile, police are continuing their investigation.

[Quesinberry]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Beginning Tuesday seven inmates are scheduled to be executed in about a six week period.
The first--37-year old George Quesinberry Junior --is scheduled to die by lethal injection for the 1989 murder of Thomas L. Haynes--a businessman from Chesterfield County.
Quesinberry's lawyers have petitioned the governor for clemency, arguing their client was an abused child.
Governor Gilmore is now reviewing the petition.

[Children-killed]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=eea]
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Police in Illinois either don't know, are aren't saying why a Chicago area woman allegedly killed her three children.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Naperville, IL;]


Marilyn Lemak was released from the hospital and taken to jail today.
She was being treated for self-inflicted wounds she received AFTER she drugged and suffocated her children, ages 7, 6, and 3.
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[George-Jones]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[TAPE#=NET]
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Singer George Jones is still in critical condition, but making remarkable progress.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN;]


Doctors at Nashville's Vanderbilt Medical Center say Jones' collapsed lung is healing and not a problem anymore.

Jones' liver is still badly damaged.
His wife says the prayers of her husband's fans are keeping him alive.
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[Bush]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=NET]
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Texas Governor George W. Bush took another step toward a presidential run today... unveiling a high-powered exploratory committee.
Angela Hale has more.
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(( TAKING HIS MESSAGE OF COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATISM TO THE NATION FOR THE FIRST TIME, GOVERNOR GEORGE W BUSH KICKED OFF THE FIRST STAGE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. HE INTRODUCED MEMBERS OF HIS EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS ON THE FRONT LINE OF THE BUSH 2000 CAMPAIGN INCLUDE 3 WOMEN, 2 AFRICAN AMERICANS AND ONE HISPANIC.
THE LONE TEXAN ON THE COMMITTEE , CONGRESSMAN HENRY BONILLA, THE FIRST MEXICAN-AMERICAN ELECTED TO THE U-S HOUSE..
SUPER: REP. HENRY BONILLA/(R)-SAN ANTONIO
INFECTIOUS FROM THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY.
SUPER: REP. J.C. WATTS/(R)-OKLAHOMA
ALSO ON THE BUSH TEAM FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE GEORGE SHULTZ, FORMER REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTE CHAIR HAILEY BARBER, AND HELPING THE GOVERNOR WITH FOREIGN POLICY, LONGTIME BUSH FAMILY FRIEND AND STANLEY UNIVERSITY PROVOST DR CONDI RICE.))

[Tax-Tips]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Only 39 days are left before taxes are due.
And, this year you may notice a few changes when you file your returns.
Scott Goldberg has some tips on how to get through this tax season.
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[IN Q=It's that time]
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[SUPER=01-Harry Schwarz/Goodman & Company, LLP; :58]
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((It's that time of the year again.
Accountants are working seven days a week.
And taxpayers are working through pages of user-friendly IRS instructions, trying to find that relief that was promised when Congress passed new tax laws.
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((NATSOUND/KIDS PLAYING))
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For starters, your kids are worth a little bit more.
When you file your 19-98 returns, you can claim a 400-dollar deduction for each child in the household, assuming your income isn't too high.
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If your kids are in college, you can claim what's called the Hope scholarship credit. [PRE PRO] It's worth up to 15-hundred dollars per student during the first two years of college. There's also a lifetime learning credit, worth up to a thousand dollars for college expenses beyond what the Hope scholarship covers.
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((NATSOUND/adults))
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Moving from college toward retirement, you can still make a 19-98 contribution to the new Roth IRA, as long as you do it before April 15th.
How do you know if a Roth is right for you?
Roanoke accountant Harry Schwarz said there's no hard and fast rule.
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[IN Q=IF YOUR]

((HARRY SCWARZ/GOODMAN & COMPANY: IF YOUR TAX BRACKET IS GOING TO BE THE SAME OR HIGHER WHEN YOU GET READY TO RETIRE, THEN A ROTH IRA PROBABLY WOULD BE A GOOD ALTERNATIVE FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS AS LONG AS THEY QUALIFY.)) [RUNS16]
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[WEBSITE]
And when it comes time to pay taxes this year, the IRS will let you use a credit card.
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((SCHWARZ: THAT'S THE GOOD NEWS, THE BAD NEWS IS THE FEES ASSOCIATED WITH PAYING FOR THAT CREDIT CARD ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE BORN BY THE TAXPAYER.)) [RUNS09]
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTING:THE LAW THAT MADE ALL OF THESE CHANGES IS CALLED THE TAXPAYER RELIEF ACT. BUT ONE THING IT DIDN'T CHANGE IS THE FACT THAT THE BIGGEST RELIEF COMES WHEN TAX SEASON'S OVER. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7.)) [RUNS10]
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[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead--could the millenium bug ground planes at the turn of the century?
We'll hear what one federal agency has to say.
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[VO-NAT]


And, we'll check in with a Danville man who's earned his place in history.
More when the news continues.
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[WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
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The Y-2K bug won't ground planes according to a government agency.
And, a new dance is making waves on line.
More in tonight's Web Watch.
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(([intro] [RUNS05] The F-A-A says the bug will NOT affect domestic air travel itself, based on tests of air traffic control systems... but while you may be safe your luggage is another story. The FAA isn't sure how baggage handling and overseas systems will be affected.

Could YOU write a sitcom? There's one way to find out... At Script-O-Rama-dot-com there are hundreds of television and movie scripts...from Aliens to the Seinfeld Parking Garage episode.
Read for fun, or learn the format and write them yourself.

Here's an update on your hometown station website... WDBJ7-dot-com has a new look and some new features, including "the store" A virtual shopping center where you can buy virtually anything... We also have the latest up-to-the minute mortgage quotes.

Finally tonight... a mystery site... we don't really know what it is... we don't really know "why" it is... but people just love "HamsterDance"

[natsot]



If you want to dance along, the links are on the webwatch page... click on webwatch, at WDBJ7-dot-com.))

[World-Record]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=Virginia Profiles]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Profiles]


Hugh Leonard of Danville has earned a place in the Guiness Book of World Records..
Christy Hubley has his story in this week's Virginia Profiles.
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((There isn't a day you won't find Hugh Leonard in his backyard garden.
He grows everything-- from tomatoes to gourds.
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[SOT 1:34:02-:13]
[IN Q=It takes patience and]

((HUGH LEONARD: IT TAKES PATIENCE AND A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE TOO. I'M 80 YEARS OLD AND I'VE BEEN WORKING IN THE GARDEN SINCE I WAS 12 YEARS OLD.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=12 years old.]


It's that experience that helped Hugh Leonard grow the world's largest Loofah gourd.
Loofah gourds are related to the cucumber family and are most often dried and processed with bleach.
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[SOT 1:38:16-:21]
[IN Q=You can cut a piece]

((HUGH LEONARD/WORLD RECORD HOLDER: YOU CAN CUT A PIECE OFF, SCRUB YOUR POTS, WHATEVER YOU WANT, IT'S A SPONGE.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=it's a sponge.]


Leonard took a picture and the measurements of a Loofah gourd he grew and sent them off the Guinness Book of Records in London.
Last month, he found out he had a world record with his Loofah measuring 20-1/2 by 16-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches.
Leonard has earned plenty of ribbons in the past for his gardening and canning.
But nothing compares to this latest honor.
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[IN Q=That's as high as you]

((HUGH LEONARD: THAT'S AS HIGH AS YOU CAN GO BUT THAT CAN'T STOP YOU. YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP UP THE REPUTATION, USE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE AND KEEP ON GROWING AND DOING THE RIGHT THING AT THE RIGHT TIME.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=at the right time.]


And Leonard says with the right soil and sunlight and plenty of patience, he just might beat his own world record come the next harvest.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))

[Tease2]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Up next--the Lady Hokies get some good news heading into March Madness..
And, Andrew takes an extended look at the weather for your work week when the news continues.

[Gulf-Reel]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
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[TAPE#=Virginia Newsreel]
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Americans were celebrating Saddam Hussein's defeat about this time eight years ago when the Gulf War ended.
Keith Humphry takes us back in time in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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((GENERAL SCHWARZKOPF; IT IS A WAR STORY WORTH TELLING AND EVERYONE OF YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO TELL THAT STORY)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=]


In this part of the story one element stayed the same... Saddam Hussein remained defiant.
He refused to withdraw his forces from Kuwait.
Iraqi troops had already endured more than a month of air strikes before the ground attack began.
By mid-February Iraq began waiving a white flag with strings attached.
Saddam agreed to withdraw according to the Soviet Peace Plan, but the allied forces did not think Saddam's intentions were sincere.
The coalition rejected a conditional offer and on February 24th 1991, the Ground war began.
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[SOTTape 11 45:34]
[IN Q=]

((THE WORLD SHOULD KNOW THAT THE -U-S IS A STRONG NATION. WE ARE CAPABLE OF DOING THINGS TO ENSURE THE WORLD IS A SAFE PLACE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND AGGRESSION WILL NOT BE TOLERATED)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=will not be tolerated.]


The allied forces, including the United States, smashed through Iraqi defense lines while on the move to Kuwait.
In this battle, they found most troops laying down their guns rather than putting up a fight.
Deserters and soldiers surrendered by the thousands.
Within 100 hours, allied forces liberated Kuwait City with no resistance.
U-S troops took over the United States embassy, and in no time ...the ambassador returned to raise the American flag.
While Saddam Hussein told Iraqi soldiers they could be proud of their brave efforts, more Iraqis were throwing their hands in the air.
Some of them were even shouting "Kill Saddam".
For the first time since August, Kuwait was free.
Four days after the start of the ground war, Iraq promised to accept all the United Nations resolutions concerning Kuwait.
President Bush called it a "quick, decisive and just victory"
Roanoke residents were happy to hear the news of the end of the war.
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[IN Q=I know I am and it]

((WE ARE ELATED. I KNOW I AM AND IT SHOULD BE TAKEN WITH A WORD OF CAUTION. WE ARE ESPECIALLY HAPPY BECAUSE WE THINK WE SAW OUR SON HERE TONIGHT)) [RUNS]
[OUT Q=son here tonight.]
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[SOT TAPE 91-4 58:17]
[IN Q=Our troops have shown]

((OUR TROOPS HAVE SHOWN THE WORLD THAT THE U.S. IS A POWER TO CONTEND WITH. WE HAVE SHOWN THE WORLD THAT WE CAN PUT TOGETHER A COALITION OF NATIONS THAT BELIEVE IN RIGHT THAT CAN GO OUT AND WHIP PEOPLE ON THE OTHER SIDE)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=on the other side.]

One Blacksburg fourth grader was not convinced this was the last we would hear of Saddam.
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[SOT 59:26 tape 91-4]
[IN Q=What if this crazy]

((WHAT IF THIS CRAZY MAN COMES BACK FROM NOWHERE AND STARTS ANOTHER WAR AND SOME OF US MAY GO OVER AND SOME OF US MAY GET KILLED)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=may get killed.]

That is Virginia Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[TAPE#=SP-42 tc 16:11]
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The dance cards for March Madness have been announced for both the men's and women's N-C-Double-A Tournaments.
And the Lady Hokies are happy they're staying home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Actually it's no surprise the 26 and two Tech team is playing host to one of the brackets in the East Region.
The Hokies are seeded fourth and play a 25 and five St. Peters team
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[vo-nat]
Tech starts preparing for St Peters today.
The only common opponent the Hokies have with the Metro Atlantic conference team is Fordham.
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[VO-NAT]


The Hokies take the court Saturday night at 6-30.
The action continues in the Cassell when Auburn and Texas square off at nine.
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
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The Lady Cavaliers of Virginia join Duke, Clemson, North Carolina and N. C. State in the women's field. [PINNACLE BOARD]
Virginia is seeded in the West Regional and has a first round game in Ruston, Louisiana Friday March 12-th against Penn St. [PINNACLE BOARD]
Liberty University will play in the Mideast regional at Athens, Georgia. The Lady Flames take on Georgia Saturday March 13-th. [PINNACLE BOARD]
And Old Dominion will host a first round game in the East taking on Tennessee Tech at the O-D-U Fieldhouse Friday March 12-th.


[S-Men]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA LOGO]


The N-C-A-A men's field was also picked this evening.
The A-C-C will have three teams in the field beginning with Duke, the number one seed in the East.
Maryland's a number two seed in the South which also includes big South Champion Winthrop, the number 16-th seed.
And North Carolina is the number three seed in the West.
Connecticut is the top seed in the West. Michigan State is number one in the Midwest. And the top seed in the South is Auburn.



[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-26 (1:29:37)]
[GRAPHIC=ACC LOGO]


The Duke Blue Devils completed a perfect year in the A-C-C beating North Carolina 96 to 73 in the tournament championship game yesterday afternoon in Charlotte.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/RAYCOM; :]


The crowd was fired up for this A-C-C championship match up.
And the Blue Devils jumped out to the early lead behind their big man Elton Brand scoring this jumper.
Carolina answers when Ed Cota steps up and hits this three pointer cutting the lead to five.
A 9 to 2 run and this William Avery three pointer and the Blue devils led 49 to 35 at the half.
Carolina would rally and cut the lead to single digits late in the second half Cota with the three pointer.
[SUPER=33-Duke/96/North Carolina/73/;]


But the Blue Devils go to Avery who hits the three pointer and Duke wins the game 96 to 73.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[SS=none]


Jeff Burton wins the Las Vegas 400. More later on Mornin'.

[S-College]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-28 (1:39:25)]
[GRAPHIC=College Hoops]


Kentucky won the Southeastern Conference tournament championship and a number 3 seed in the N-C-A-A midwest regionals with a 76 to 63 win over Arkansas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/CBS SPORTS; :]


Scott Padgett would up his play in the tournament championship.
Here he goes in for the alley oop slam and two of his game high 20 points to tie the game in the first half.
But Arkansas would control the first half Kareem Reid drives the baseline for the tough shot inside the Razorbacks led by 5 at the half.
[SUPER=33-Kentucky/76/Arkansas/63/;]


Kentucky picked it up in the second half Wayne Turner drives for the tough running jumper and the Wildcats win it 76 to 63.
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[S-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-41 (17:20)]
[GRAPHIC=None]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :]


In the N-B-A, Charlotte Hornet head coach Dave Cowens has resigned. the announcement came this evening.
The Hornets are off to a four and 11 start, the second worst record in the Eastern Conference.
Cowens was the only coach to lead the Hornets to consecutive 50 win seasons. He will be replaced by former N-B-A all star Paul Silas, a teammate of Cowens in Boston.
Lets check tonight's numbers.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
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And coming up, Steve Elkington holds on to win the Doral Open.
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[VO-NAT]


And Jeff Burton battles his brother Ward before taking the checkered flag in the Las Vegas 400.
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-37 (18:30)]
[GRAPHIC=Las Vegas logo]


The Burton Brothers of South Boston, Ward and Jeff put on a show in Las Vegas yesterday afternoon.
The two battled over the final 10 laps before Jeff pulled away to win the Las Vegas 400.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/ABC SPORTS; :]


Ward Burton was having a strong run until he over shot pit road and slid through the grass as he was leading the race.
Several cars including Jeff Gordon would pit for tires and gas.
Ward managed to get back out on the track and get the lead back with Jeremy Mayfield running second after 77 laps complete.
But Ward's brother Jeff could make his move and take the lead with just over 180 laps left to go.
Then the caution flag comes out when Michael Waltrip gets lose and slide across the back stretch on lap 118 bringing out the caution flag.
Mark Martin finally made his way to the front and he was leading the race with 74 laps to go.
Jeff Burton took the lead on lap 258 wth 10 laps to go and he would hold off his brother Ward to win the Las Vegas 400.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Ward came in second and Jeff Gordon came in third Mike Skinner fourth and Bobby Labonte fifth.
Rick Mast finished 19-th.

[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-32 (50:06)]
[GRAPHIC=PGA TOUR LOGO]


Steve Elkington watched as Ernie Els and Greg Kraft both had trouble on 18 and he gets the one shot win in the Doral Open.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/NBC SPORTS; :]


Elkington had 8 birdies through 15 holes and he made this birdie putt on the 16-th hole to take the out right lead at 13 under par.
Then Els ran into trouble trying to get this shot on the green instead it hits the fringe and rolls back down the hill almost into the water. Els double bogeyed the hole.
That left Kraft in position to tie Elkington and force a playoff. But he hits behind his approach and the ball lands in the water he would bogey the hole.
Elkington shot a final round 64 to win at 13 under par.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[SS=none]


That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.

[Video]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[edit - 15:57:09]
Finally tonight--lots of sunshine and warm temperatures may not be in our immediate forecast but spring is on the way..
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[VO-NAT]
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People in Pennsylvania were getting in the spirit of the season at this annual flower show today.
Millions of flowers were in full bloom for the event which included huge, floral displays and an indoor flower garden.
The annual show started back in 1929--making it the oldest and largest indoor flower show in the country.
The spring scene will be on display for the next eight days.
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