[News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Eric]

[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=Heads]
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Next on News 7 at 11...
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[VO-NAT]


The death-toll drops and investigators try to re-create Monday night's Amtrak accident.
A Roanoke man weighs in on the debate over medical marijuana after a new federal study says it works.
And there are many ways to show your St. Patricks day spirit... including semi-nude bungee jumping.
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[anchor=Eric]
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News 7 at 11 is next.
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[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=VideoOpen]
[GRAPHIC=N7 at 11]
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[VO-NAT]


Were the crossing gates up or down when a tractor trailer pulled into the path of an Amtrak train Monday night?
Investigators try to re-create the scene.
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[Amtrak]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=net-A]
[GRAPHIC=Amtrak Crash]


Good evening, I'm Eric Earnhart, Jean is off tonight.
Investigators tried to re-enact the events leading up to the accident tonight, hoping to learn what the truck driver, and train engineer were able to see.
Maureen Maher has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was almost 48]
[SUPER=03-Bourbonnais, IL;]
[SUPER=01-Christina Bombdaars/Train Passenger; ]
[SUPER=01-John Goglia/NTSB]
[super=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=CBS outcue]

((IT WAS ALMOST 48 HOURS TO THE MINUTE AFTER THE CRASH OF AMTRAK'S CITY OF NEW ORLEANS. A GRIM RE-ENACTMENT.
DATE: MONDAY
INVESTIGATORS RE-CREATED THE SCENE OF MONDAY'S FATAL WRECK BETWEEN A FLAT-BED STEEL HAULER AND THE speeding TRAIN.HOPING TO FIND CLUES INTO WHAT LED TO THE DISASTER THAT KILLED 11 PEOPLE AND INJURED MORE THAN 100..
(NATS)

EARLIER IN THE DAY CAMERAS WERE KEPT AT BAY AS THE NT-S-B LED A GROUP FO SURVIVORS AND FAMILY MEMBERS THROUGH THE CRASH SITE. SURVIVORS OF THE CRASH AND FAMILIES HUDDLED TOGETHER FOR A SOMBER VISIT HUDDLED TOGETHER, SOME HOLD FLOWERS, THE SOMBER SCENE WAS AN ATTMEPT TO PROVIDE SOME CLOSURE.

(SOT: Christina Bomdaars, Train Passenger)

It's the first time I've seen the wreck since it happened, the first time I've been out here. It's quite amazing, I still can't believe that I was in that.
NA085
(TRACK)


AS THE INVESTIGATION MOVE ON, OFFICIALS ZEROED IN ON THE DRIVER THE TRUCKING COMPANY INVOLVED IN THE CRASH. The DRIVER TOLD INVESTIGATORS THAT HE SAW NO WARNING LIGHTS AND THE CROSSING GATES WERE STILL UP WHEN HE ROLLED THE TRACKS. ONLY THEN, HE CLAIMS, DID THE WARNING SIGNALS GO OFF. And BY THEN IT WAS TOO LATE.

(NATS OF HELICOPTER)


CBS NEWS HAS LEARNED INVESTIGATORS ARE ALSO LOOKING INTO THE TRUCKING COMPANY'S SAFETY RECORDS - WHICH SHOW A NUMBER OF VIOLATIONS.

(SOT: John Goglia, NTSB)

"It's a very detailed audit, all there training records, hours of service, personnel service, driving records, certification records, I mean it goes on and on."

(STANDUP)))




[Greenfield]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-8 41:54]
[GRAPHIC=Koyo]


A Japanese company has chosen Botetourt County for its U-S headquarters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


At a press conference today Koyo Steering Systems announced it will bring 200 jobs to the area paying more than 13-dollars an hour.
The company will build on an 80-acre parcel in the Greenfield business park.
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[SOT 11:50:13]
[IN Q=The central location]

((THE CENTRAL LOCATION WILL HELP US SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS QUICKLY AND ECONOMICALLY. THE LABOR FORCE IS VERY MUCH EXPECTABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Akihisa Muyama/Koyo Steering Systems;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=very much expectable]
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[VO-NAT]


Koyo will build advanced power steering systems for American cars.
This is the second Japanese automotives company in Botetourt and the county wants to recruit more.
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[SOT 12:05:05]
[IN Q=We think]

((WE THINK THIS IS A PERFECT LOCATION FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE ... EASTERN PART OF THE U-S.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Burgess/County Administrator;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=part of the U-S]
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[VO-NAT]


Koyo wants to have the plant open within two years.
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[Waltex-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-82 1:28:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Production at Waltex in Bedford is shut down until tomorrow morning due to damage from a fire today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The blaze broke out around midday, in an oven used to process rubber.
Eight to ten employees who were inside were evacuated.
Bedford firefighters and the company's own fire brigade had the smoke and flames under control within minutes.
A company spokesman says they believe the fire started when a piece of rubber overheated.
There wasn't much damage, and no one was hurt.
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[Monty-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-4 1:10:42]
[GRAPHIC=Accidental Shooting]


A man who killed his best friend will NOT face manslaughter charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shawsville/Sunday;]


68-year-old John Kirk was checking a revolver when the gun fired.
The bullet hit his best friend and roommate, 64-year-old Carl Hixon in the head and killed him.
Both men had been drinking alcohol.
But today sheriff's deputies charged Kirk with reckless handling of a firearm, NOT manslaughter, because the victim's family agrees it was an accident.
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[Medical-Marijuana]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-7 38:18]
[GRAPHIC=Marijuana]


A new report commissioned by the federal government is fueling the debate over medical marijuana.
The study, by the independent Institute of Medicine confirms that marijuana has therapeutic value against pain, nausea, and loss of appetite.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell spoke with a Roanoke man who has a personal interest in the national debate.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=E. Duane Howard]
[SUPER=07-E. Duane Howard; :05]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]

(( E. Duane Howard says the latest findings are long overdue.
[SOT 10:29:28]
[IN Q=It's something that people]

((IT'S SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE WITH VARIOUS MEDICAL PROBLEMS HAVE KNOWN FOR A LONG TIME.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=long time.]


For Howard, the active ingredients in marijuana provide some relief from the effects of spasmodic torticollis, a neurological movement disorder that affects the muscles in his neck.
He has a prescription for Marinol, a synthetic form of the active substance in marijuana, but at 15 dollars a pill, it's a treatment he can't afford.
[SOT 10:35:37]
[IN Q= People looking at this story]

((PEOPLE LOOKING AT THIS STORY WILL THINK THIS ISSUE DOESN'T REALLY AFFECT ME, BUT IT DOES WHEN THEIR INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE PAYING FOR THE OUTRAGEOUS COST OF THIS DRUG.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=cost of this drug.]


Since 1996, voters in seven states have passed measures supporting the medical use of marijuana... but allowing its actual prescription would require a change in federal law, and so far congress is taking a hard line against it.
The president elect of the Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities, Howard isn't advocating the complete legalization of marijuana... but he does believe it should be available for legitimate medical purposes.
[SOT 10:31:50]
[IN Q=With people dying]

((WITH PEOPLE DYING OF CANCER AND AIDS, IF THERE'S A DRUG OUT THERE THAT'S GOING TO GIVE THEM ANY TYPE OF RELIEF, OUR GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE WILLING TO LET THESE PEOPLE HAVE ACCESS TO ANY DRUG THAT'S GOING TO MAKE THEIR LIFE MORE COMFORTABLE.))
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[OUT Q=their life more comfortable.]


Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Dissection]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-1 1:09:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two Virginia Tech students are crusading against biology courses that require students to dissect fetal pigs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Right now, the course syllabus for biology classes does NOT state that options are in place for students who object to dissections.
Pierre (gruh-bowski) Grzybowski and Dylan Eastman went on a hunger strike this morning.
They're going without food in hopes of convincing the biology department to note on the course syllabus that students do NOT have to participate.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's about]

((PIERRE GRZYBOWSKI/OPPOSES ANIMAL DISSECTION: IT'S ABOUT STUDENTS' RIGHTS. IT'S ABOUT STUDENTS' RIGHTS TO HAVE AN EDUCATION THAT'S NOT COMPROMISED BY REQUIRING THEM TO DO SOMETHING THAT'S AGAINST THEIR BELIEFS. ))
[SUPER=01-Pierre Grzybowski/Opposes Animal Dissection; :00]
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[OUT Q=their beliefs.]
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[VO-NAT]


University officials say Tech does offer options.
But they doubt the biology department will alter its syllabus.
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[SOT]
[in q=If a ]

((LARRY HINCKER/UNIVERSITY SPOKESMAN:IF A STUDENT REALLY HAS A DEEP SEATED MORAL OR PHILOSOPHIC OPPOSITION TO THIS THEN WE BELIEVE THEY'RE GOING TO COME FORWARD AND THE DEPARTMENT WILL HEAR THEIR CASE ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.))
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[out q=case basis.]
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[ANCHOR=ERIC]
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The students say they intend to continue their hunger strike until they get the results they are hoping for.

[VMI-Band]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-6 45:06]
[GRAPHIC=St. Patrick's Day]


The V-M-I marching band brought in Saint Patrick's Day with a Big Bang in the Big Apple.
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[SOT]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=(Music)]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York City]


The Keydet band marched down fifth avenue, as part of New York City's annual Saint Patrick's Day parade.
They performed in front of the thousands who lined the parade route, for what is a long-time tradition in New York City.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Tease1]


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


When the News returns, area authorities head to class - they're learning the tools of the trade when it comes to fighting crime on the internet.
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[VO-NAT]

and Olympics officials clean house among the ranks, after the bribery scandal that shook Salt Lake City.
But some say the way they're doing it smacks of racism.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=Mike]
[TAPE#=Sports-preview]
[GRAPHIC=None]
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[SOT]
[IN Q="O-K....]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=....News 7."]

((Hey Eric this is Mike Stevens back in the sports office highlights of another win by George Lynch and the Sixers.
Roy Stanley checks in from Hampden-Sydney with the Final four bound Tigers.
And as promised last night, Steve Mason visits with Tiki Barber on his new stage in New York City.
Hope you can stay with us - it's all coming up on News 7.))
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[Olympics]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=net-B]
[GRAPHIC=Olympics]


Six members of the International Olympic Committee were kicked out today for taking bribes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lausanne, Switzerland;]


It's believed to be the first action taken by the committee in the wake of the scandal.
One of the expelled members was Jean-Claude Ganga, of the Congo.
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[SOT 20:21:00]
[IN Q=I am sportsman]

((JEAN-CLAUDE GANGA/EXPELLED COMMITTEE MEMBER; I AM SPORTSMAN... GOOD WINNER... GOOD LOSER))
[SUPER=01-Jean-Claude Ganga/Expelled Committee Member; ]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=good loser]
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[VO-NAT]


But Ganga mantained his innonce, and went on to accuse the committee of racism.
All of the expelled members are from poor, non-white third world countries.
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[Search-seizure]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-78 1:44:51]
[GRAPHIC=Internet]


Almost as soon as the Internet became a commercial success, some people began to see ways of mis-using it.
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[V/O-NAT SOT]


The Internet has enabled Child pornography to spread, for example.
Law enforcement officials are beginning to catch up with the technology.
Two dozen police detectives and investigators are spending the week in classes designed to help them apply what they know about evidence gathering to the high-tech world.
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[SOT 11:02:30]
[IN Q=THERE ARE AREAS]

((THERE ARE AREAS ABOUT EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY IN PEOPLE CRUISING THE INTERNET. THE DANGER NOWADAYS IS THAT PREDATORS CAN INVADE CHILDREN'S BEDROOMS. MANY CHILDREN HAVE THEIR OWN COMPUTERS.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Perlman/Wisconsin Assistant Atty Gen]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=evidence in computers.]
[ANCHOR=Eric]


Law enforcement officials in Virginia may find state law specifically addresses such things as exploitation of children by computer... if Governor Gilmore signs 16 bills now on his desk on the subject.


[Michelle-Finn]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-81 1:39:41]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]


What started as a matter of principle may turn into one of pragmatism for Governor Jim Gilmore.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


The Governor has 12 more days to decide what to do about a budget item that would reimburse the Finn family for legal fees.
Most of those fees were incurred by Hugh Finn's widow in her fight with the Governor for the right to remove her comatose husband's feeding tubes.
Now, some Republicans point out that one advantage to the Governor changing his mind and approving the payment is that the budget language would protect him from a future lawsuit from Michelle Finn.
Mrs. Finn's attorney Greg Murphy bills himself as an expert in high profile media cases.
He did, in fact, represent John Wayne Bobbitt-- the Manassas man whose penis was severed by his wife.
Murphy tells NEWS 7 that Mrs. Finn will waive her rights to sue the Governor if she is repaid in full.
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[Blood-Service]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-79 2:03:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


For the first time in 50 years a local chapter of the Red Cross is having to compete for blood donors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Virginia Blood Services or VBS recently agreed to be a supplemental blood supplier to Carilion hospitals in Roanoke.

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[from 5 version 599-2]
[IN Q=I think it's]

((BOB CARDEN/VIRGINIA BLOOD SERVICES CEO: I THINK IT'S A TREMENDOUS BENEFIT HAVING AN ADDITIONAL BLOOD SUPPLIER IN THE COMMUNITY. FIRST OF ALL IT WOULD HELP ENSURE THE BLOOD SUPPLY FOR THE COMMUNITY. WE WILL HELP TO MAKE SURE THE COMMUNITY HAS THE BLOOD PRODUCTS IT NEEDS AND WHEN IT NEEDS THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Carden/Virginia Blood Services CEO;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=when it needs them.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Roanoke Valley Chapter of the Red Cross released a statement today, indicating donors may decrease because of the competition.
Meanwhile, the VBS held its first of several blood drives today in Roanoke.
The group is also building permanent offices at Crossroads Mall.
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[Tease2]


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

Still ahead on News 7 at 11 - details on why World War Two veterans will have quite a wait before the D-Day memorial in Bedford is unveiled.
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[VO-NAT]


And later in the newscast, Saint Patrick's Day was never celebrated quite like this before.
The luck of the Irish, in tonight's video of the day.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=137-6 0 3/8 0 5 8/5 13 19 25 34/1 3 25 27 33 34/0 7 0 2 5 0]
NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
6-0-3

(six, zero, three)


Pick 4:
8-0-5-8

(eight, zero, five, eight)


Cash 5:
5-13-19-25-34

(five, thirteen, nineteen, twenty-five, thirty-four)


Lotto:
1-3-25-27-33-34

(one, three, twenty-five, twenty-seven, thirty-three,

thirty-four)
Kicker:
0-7-0-2-5-0(zero, seven, zero, two, five, zero)

[D-Day]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-3 1:17:22]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


There won't be any grand ceremony in Bedford this June or even NEXT June on D-Day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The D-Day Memorial is a long way from even getting started.
Site preparation is just about complete.
But there's a cash-flow problem.
About three quarters of the 12 million dollars needed to build the national memorial in Bedford has been pledged.
But pledges are not necessarily cash.
The art work is on schedule. Sculptures are in production at the Leopold Gallery in Kansas City.
Construction on the monument itself may begin this summer... with a full-scale dedication ceremony POSSIBLY on Veterans day, 2000.
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[Northwest-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=net-C]
[GRAPHIC=None]


While we haven't had much snow this winter, in the northwest, it's a different, and dangerous story.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Canyon Creek, ID;]


The snow in places like Idaho is deep and heavy with moisture, setting new records in many areas.
Residents are worried the spring thaw will send it down the mountains all at once, creating a serious flood hazard.
Today the National Weather Service issued a flooding advisory for the northwest, saying life-threatening floods are almost a guarantee this year.
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[Forecasts]
[SUPER=#577]
[SUPER=X5000]
[SUPER=330-Clear And/Mild/47-49/Sunny/Breezy Late/66-68]
[SUPER=331-Mostly Clear/Wind W-10/44-49/Sunny And/Breezy Late/64-70]
[SUPER=332-Partly/Cloudy/40-44/Partly Sunny/Gusty Winds/57-60]
[SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/And Cool/43-45/Partly Sunny/And Breezy/58-60]
[SUPER=334-Increasing/Cloudiness/38-44/Variable Clouds/Wind NW-20/50-53]

[SUPER=X5001][S-Extra]



[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kissimmee, FL; :00]


The Atlanta Braves had a big afternoon yesterday at their Disney spring training sight as Andres Galaraga made his first public appearance since doctors found a cancerous tumor in his back.
Then right after getting that emotional lift, King Richard Petty stepped on the mound and tossed out the first pitch in the Braves' 10-to-4 win over the Tigers.
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(BYE BYE)



[S-Sixers]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-29]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


The Philadelphia 76ers continue to prove that they are not flukes when it comes to being serious contenders in the East.
Last night they beat the Pacers,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Pacers vs. Sixers-NBA; :00]


and again George Lynch played a big role in the victory. Watch him play the tough defense with the trap at half court, force the steal and eventually get the bucket on the other end. George finished with 21 points and 2 steals.
And no one could put a glove on Allen Iverson. He challenged the Pacers and
[super=32-Indiana/110/Philadelphia/114;]

beat them like a drum scoring a game high 39 points as the Sixers hand Larry Bird's team it's second straight loss 114-to-110.
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[S-Tigers]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-28 (1:47:02)]
[GRAPHIC=Final Four]


The Salem Civic Center has a chance to be filled to the rim for this weekend's division three final four with the help of drawing card Hampden-Sydney.
Roy Stanley visited with the Tigers yesterday during the teams last practice before heading to Salem.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First audio]
[SUPER=03-Hampden-Sydney; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony Shaver/Tigers Head Coach; :18]
[SUPER=01-Alex Robbins/Tigers Point Guard; :35]
[SUPER=@Roy1; :47]
[RUNS=:56]
[OUT Q=.....7 sports."]
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=MEN'S FINAL FOUR]

The Men's Division One tournament resumes tonight here on WDBJ-7.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE PAGE 7505]
St.John's takes on Maryland in the early game at 7:30 and then the late game will have Auburn battling the Ohio State Buckeyes.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE PAGE 7506]
And on Friday the Duke Blue Devils hit the court to face Southwest Missouri State and then Miami of Ohio tangles with the Kentucky Wildcats in the nightcap.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-26]
[GRAPHIC=WOMEN'S FINAL FOUR]


The Tech ticket office folks have sold more than 23 hundred of their allotted 3000 tickets for Saturday's game with Tennessee
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Knoxville, TN/Monday Night;:00]


down at the Greensboro Coliseum in the East Regionals.
If you want to see the Tech women battle the Lady Vols at two o'clock Saturday afternoon you need to call the Tech ticket office today to enhance your chances of securing tickets.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Still to come tonight on the Big 7, finally a little culture mixed with sports.
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[VO-NAT]


A chat with Tiki Barber and a look at his new sideline - acting on stage in New York City.
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[S-Tiki]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-43]
[GRAPHIC=Tiki Barber]


New York Giants running back Tiki Barber is making headlines at places other than the sports pages these days.
The former Cave Spring Knight is now spending his nights actiing in New York just a block off of Broadway.
Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore take us to the theatre in New York City.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/"Berkeley"; :15]
[SUPER=01-Stasea Rosenblum/Actress & Play Creator; :40]
[SUPER=08-Sheri Rosenblum/Actress & Play Creator; 1:27]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 2:21]
[RUNS=2:34]
[OUT Q=....News 7 sports"]
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((Tiki Barber's acting career debuts off broadway in a play intitled "Seeing Double", a comedy that, ironically, centers around twin sistters who lead exact opposite lives. ((TIKI BARBER:))
Stacea and Sheri Rosenblum, who created the play, were introduced to Tiki at an off season New York charity event. His obvious connection with them and his interest in action lead to an audition. Barber beat out apporxamaelty 500 other actors for the part. ((:))
Tiki plays a Zen lawyer who uses his so called spiritual powers to put one of his fellow attorneys at peace with his stressful predicament. Larry Daniels lives with the twin sisters and dates one of them. ((:)) In one scene, the attorneys are playing catch with a football. When they finally throw it to Tiki, he drops it. A scene that hit a nerve and helped Tiki in his NFL career.))

[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


Last night the NFL owner's approved Instant Replay for next season! The vote was 28-to-3 in favor.
Also, the league's owners ut off until April a decision on whether to approve the pending sale of the Redskins.
(BYE BYE)





[Video]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=net-h 10NA 10:31:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In tonight's Video of the Day - an Irish woman jumps into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-New Zealand]


Lucy McLaughlin celebrated the traditional holiday - with a new twist.
Adorned only in a green g- string and a few painted shamrocks - she bungee jumped off a New Zealand bridge to celebrate her Irish spirit.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=That sensation]

((THAT SENSATION WAS WORTH TEN ST. PATRICK'S DAYS. THAT WAS AMAZING. I'LL NEVER FORGET IT.))
[SUPER=75-Lucy MacLaughlin/Jumper]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=never forget it.]
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[vo-nat]
MacLaughlin admits she did have a quick drink for courage just before making the jump, nearly in the buff.
[Super=X5043 (clears FX)]
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